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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.

Blog Day :

5165 Post No. : 17130

8th September – Birthday of Asha Bhonsle
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There are 25 songs tagged as ‘Tasweer’ (https://atulsongaday.me/category/tasweer-song/) song in the blog. Some of the stellar songs have missed the tag and have given a miss to the tag of ‘Tasweer’. I have listed a few such songs which I can refer to off-hand:

Tasweer Banaata Hoon Tasweer Nahin Banti

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai

I feel as if some more significant songs are missing from my list above as well as the tagged page. So, the list is incomplete.

A ‘tasveer’ is something which tells a story. Be it a still image, a painting, a motion picture or mural. Imaginary or factual, reflection in reverse or converse. Not always needing a camera to capture it, just a glance is indelible sometimes. Moments captured in memory forever.

Some old timers in the film industry refer to movie as a ‘Tasveer’. I have forever called movies as ‘picture’. We never went to see film or movie, it was always ‘picture’. Some convent educated friends referred to them as ‘movie’ and some Kendriya Vidayala aluminis called them films. This is my own experiences, not a comment on anyone word preferences. In Urdu print, it is ‘film’ and in Hindi it is called ‘chal chitra’ translated as moving picture. So, the films moved and talked and told stories. But to tell a story, sometimes a still image is also enough. Technically, film is a roll on which the reflections are captured. What we watch on the screen is a projection of images captured on film rolls.

On the other hand, sometimes the story a ‘tasveer’ tells is incomplete for being one dimensional. The scene, the background, lighting, the capturer’s intentions, all have an impact on the story it tells. Even a panoramic photo fails capture the photographer. So, the millennials invented ‘selfies’ so that they can capture their own stories.

In our times, we have seen numerous such photos which have made history, given cause to monumental events, made unknown non-entities of the world into famous people. Also, photos which captured the events for posterity, stills which make us wonder at the creativity and unfathomable and unrecordable capability of creator of such beauty, and fabulous natural phenomena. Over the decades, there have been photos of apathy of humans around the world, which made humanity hang its heads in shame. Glory, shame, pain, ecstasy, wonder, happiness, surprise, loss and victory and many more emotions and expressions are recorded.
The camera is mechanical equipment after all. It has no feelings, so no sympathy with the subject it is capturing. It also reveals things, the subject wants to hide sometimes. I must grant it, it is a capable equipment, it captures the expression in the eyes of the subject. Mischief, despair, jealousy, pain, love, gaiety, you name it, the camera has seen it all.

I am glad to report that sometimes in gathering of friends, we forget to take selfies or pics… then we lament it on whatsapp that we didn’t click any. Better leave somethings for the mind and heart to capture. Is there a hard disk which can store as much as a human mind?

The ‘tasveer’ category song being presented here is from the film “Basant” (1960). The following 11 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Date of post
Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009
Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010
Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012
Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 October 2012
Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012
Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013
Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014
Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015
Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017
Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017
O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022

Out of 14 songs of this film, 11 are Rafi-Asha duets and trio with SD Batish. Remaining 3 are solos by Asha Bhonsle. Incidentally, I have noticed that in the blog we spell the surname of Asha as ‘Bhonsle’, where as every where else that I can see it is Bhosle. Eleven duets in a film is a record, second such record is in the film ‘Halla Gulla’ (1954), where this same pair is singing all 9 songs.

Here is the song to celebrate the 89th Birthday of Asha Bhonsle, penned by Shewan Rizvi and composed by OP Nayyar.


Song-Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aap ki (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm hmm hmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
mmmmmm
a aa aa aaa

kitni badal gayi hai
zara chaal dekhiye
iss dillagi mein
aap ka yeh haal dekhiye
mukhde ka rang haathh ka
roomaal dekhiye
jee chaahtaa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
parde mein chaand
husn ka aadha chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

bikhre huye yeh baal
garebaan khulaa huaa
gardan mein ek reshmi
muffler padaa huaa
saare jahaan ka ishq
nazar mein chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
sharma ke munh phiraane ka
andaaz dekhiye
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss
म्ममममम
आ आ आ आss

कितनी बदल गई है
ज़रा चाल देखिये
इस दिल्लगी में आपका
ये हाल देखिये
मुखड़े का रंग
हाथ का रूमाल देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
और उसपे काली ज़ुल्फ का
बादल घिरा हुआ
पर्दे में चाँद हुस्न का आधा छिपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

बिखरे हुये ये बाल
गरेबाँ खुला हुआ
गर्दन में एक रेशमी मफ़लर पड़ा हुआ
सारे जहां का इश्क़ नज़र में छुपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आवाज़ से भी बढ़ कर हसीन साज़ देखिये
शर्मा के मुंह फिराने का अंदाज़ देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss


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 :

5126 Post No. : 17076

Remembering Mohammed Rafi on his 42nd death anniversary.

This is the date, which brings me back from a brief hiatus.
Over the years we have been celebrating this anniversary with various contributors and writers pouring their own thought out about Rafi Sahab in innumerable posts in the blog.

Rafi Sahab is the 2nd highest contributor to the blog, with 3202 songs posted and first is inevitably Lata Mangeshkar with 3793 songs. These two are closely followed by Asha Bhonsle with 2955 songs posted in the blog. Among these giant artists, Rafi Sahab held his own. No other male singer is in the same league with such volume of songs.

As usual, looking for a song to post, I got hold of a few Rafi songs from the 50’s decade, and saved the links and info on a new file. The final selection was a fun and mischief song, and I thought I always end up posting a happy sounding song for death anniversary and a sad song for birth anniversary. Then just as I was to start writing the post, I thought of the film Aas Paas (1980) and found that the film’s following 3 songs only are posted:

Song Date of post
Tum jo chale gaye to hogi badi kharaabi 31 March 2009
Hamko bhi gham ne maara 6 December 2013
Shahar mein charcha hai 31 March 2019

This leaves the last film song recorded by Rafi sahab, not posted. So, I decided that it is time for this one to feature on this 42nd anniversary. This is a four liner snippet(Qata’a), but the sheer significance and the world of meanings and emotions expressed in the words by Anand Bakshi, compositions by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the melodiously emotive voice of Rafi Sahab, makes this a classic on its own. He gives his all and more to these four lines in his own fashion, as only he could.

A trivia about the film, related to Rafi sahab:

• Director J. Om Prakash dedicated this film to singer Mohammed Rafi. The dedication in the film’s opening credits read “I dedicate this film to Mohd. Rafi, a great friend, a great human being and a great singer. He sang the last song of his life for this film. His loving memory will live forever with his songs.”.

“Aas Paas” was only one of the spates of films, in which Rafi sahab’s songs were there and some where no songs were there, which were dedicated to him. As per Wikipedia page, after his death, numerous Hindi movies were dedicated to Rafi, including: Allah Rakha, Mard, Coolie, Desh-Premee, Naseeb, Aas-Paas and Heeralal-Pannalal.

The major hit films of 1980, Qurbani (1980), Dostana (1980), Karz (1980), The Burning Train (1980), Abdullah (1980), Shaan (1980), Aasha (1980), Aap To Aise Na The (1980), Naseeb (1981) and Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981) had Rafi songs.

I have heard Pyarelal of Laxmikant Pyarelal duo, talk of this song’s recording in various interviews and TV shows. Rafi sahab had recorded the duet “Shehar mein charcha hai’ for the film and was about to leave the recording studio. Laxmikant Pyarelal suddenly remembered that this snippet to play at the end of the film is also to be recorded. They requested him to record it too, and as usual Rafi Sahab had no qualms in doing as requested. Another version of the same day’s events says that, after recording the snippet, Rafi sahab was leaving, and uncharacteristically, he asked Laxmikant Pyarelal, “Achha to main chalun?”. The duo was perplexed, as Rafi sahab never asked for permission in this way. A few days later the end came on the night of 31st July.

This was the way it was meant to happen, was written in destiny. Fitting too in a way, that Rafi sahab’s last song should be with a team with whom he sang highest no. of songs. As a swan song, this song has left an indelible mark on the memories of our generation and for generations to come.

One cannot help but wonder, where would we be, how incomplete we would have been without this eternal voice, the unabashed ‘aashique’ for romantic songs, the qawwal who could call himself ‘Mansoor’ and also ‘Akbar Ilahbadi’ , who routinely would switch to 4 different voices while singing for 4 bit actors, in the same breath. The one, who was called the God’s voice and the one who could effortlessly emote, while singing any type of song in any meter and at any pitch.

The voice of carefree Dev Anand, the generous Sunil Dutt, the mischief of Shammi Kapoor, the majnooniyat of Rishi Kapoor, the rustic suaveness of Dilip Kumar, the ‘jin’ness of Mehmood, the tipsy Johnny walker, the earnest tragedy of Guru Dutt, the seriousness of Bharat Bhooshan, the cut n dried Rajendra Kumar, the aristocrat Raj Kumar, the brash Jeetendra, the chocolaty Navin Nischal and Sanjay Khan, and the crispy wit of Shashi Kapoor, the unevenness of Rajesh Khanna and the heady rise of Amitabh Bachchan.

Did we really get to capture 100 shades of rainbow colours and still complaining……ungrateful? Having witnessed a pinnacle of human civilization, a miraculous creation of God Almighty, I am forever thankful and grateful, for being born in the Rafi era and not before.

Video:

Audio:

Song-Tu kahin aas paas hai dost (Aas Paas)(1980) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Tere aane ki ee
aas hai dost….
shaam phir kyun
udaas
hai ae ae dost…..
mehki mehki fizaa aa
yeh kehti hai ae
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost

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Devnagri Script lyrics
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तेरे आने की ई
आस है दोस्त….
शाम फिर क्युं
उदास
है ए ए दोस्त…..
महकी महकी फ़िज़ा अ
यह कहती है ए ए
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त


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 :

5069 Post No. : 16986 Movie Count :

4602

In 2003 this was a very popular song.  They would constantly play this song on FM channels.  We had kept a small FM radio in the office, and usually it was kept on from mid-day, when all the urgent work of the section was done.  Rest of the work could be handled while listening to songs on FM radio. Listening to it many times, tends to make transcribing the lyrics, an easy task. Analyzing the words and their meaning is not so simple.

I thought the word was “udtaa hua wo. . .” in this line “girtaa hua woh aasman se. . .

girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi baadal hi thhe wo kehta raha magar

There is the act of ‘falling’ twice in one line.  The poet could mean, that once the fall starts, it stops only when you reach the earth.  It would also mean that falling from a great height, i.e. aasmaan, only rock bottom will stem the fall.

Similarly, there is very interesting simile used in this first line:

toota toota ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko aise loota
ke phir udd na paaya

The bird is broken,
Never to be whole again
Who has done this great pillage,
So, the bird can never fly again.

kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha
gham ko apne saathh mein le le
dard bhi tere kaam aayegaa

It learnt to fly,
Only by losing the wings,
Hold your sadness close,
The pain also will be useful.

tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
bikhre tukdon mein Allah ki
marzi ka manzar paayegaa

When the dreams are shattered to pieces
Arrange those pieces, to find
A new scenario with Allah’s will.

When dreams are broken, wishes are denied, it is always because Allah has willed something better and different for you.

girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
Allah ke bande hans de
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa

Falling down from the skies
It fell to the earth,
His vision full of clouds
Kept on the refrain,
O Allah’s faithful, laugh
Tomorrow is a new day
There is hope.

Now I know, why it is not ‘udtaa hua’, but ‘girtaa hua…..’.

This is a great motivational song for when the chips are down.  This was the first song of Kailash Kher, which made him famous.  I always thought that this is a private album song, but it is actually a film song from the film ‘Waisa bhi hota hai – II’.  This is supposed to be a sequel to ‘Aisa Bhi Hota Hai’.  Both these movies have passed me by.  I am not sure if I have seen ‘Aisa Bhi Hota Hai’, but I am sure about ‘Waisa bhi hota hai – II’.  Vishal Dadlani is the lyricist and composer with his partner Shekhar. The credits of this movie have a long list of lyricist and music directors and singers.  It also has a longish line of actors.  It seems that the film’s making is a pool of multiple strugglers in different fields of film making, who were trying to get a foothold in the industry at that time.

Kailash Kher is playing himself in the film singing this song.  So this is also a singer actor song.  Another trivia is that Rabbi Shergil also played himself and performed his own song on the screen in this film.

Song – Allah Ke Bande Hans De, Allah Ke Bande (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II) (2003) Singer – Kailash Kher, Lyrics – Vishal Dadlani, MD – Vishal Shekhar

Lyrics

toota toota
ek parinda aise toota aa
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa

oo ooo oo
toota toota
ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa
girta huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
ke Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha aa
kho ke apne par hi to oo
ooo oooo
kho ke apne par hi to
uss ne thha udnaa seekha aa
gham ko apne saathh mein le le
dard bhi tere kaam aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

ha aa aaa aa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
aa aaa aaaaa
tukde tukde ho gaya thha
har sapna jab woh toota aa
bikhre tukdon mein Allah ki
marzi ka manzar paayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa

toota toota
ek parinda aise toota
ke phir jud na paaya
loota loota kis ne uss ko
aise loota aa
ke phir udd na paaya aa
girtaa huaa woh aasmaan se
aa kar gira zameen par
khwaabon mein phir bhi
baadal hi thhe
wo kehta raha magar
ke Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa
Allah ke bande hans de
Allah ke bande ea ea
Allah ke bande hans de ea ea
jo bhi ho kal phir aayegaa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

गिरता हुआ वो आसमां से
आ कर गिरा ज़मीन पर
ख्वाबों मे फिर भी
बादल ही थे
वो कहता रहा मगर
के अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

खो के अपने पर ही तो
उस ने था उड़ना सीखा
खो के अपने पर ही तो
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
खो के अपने पर ही तो
उस ने था उड़ना सीखा
ग़म को अपने साथ मे ले ले
दर्द भी तेरे काम आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

ह आ आ आ आ आ आ
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
हर सपना जब वो टूटा
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
आ आ आ आ आ आ
टुकड़े टुकड़े हो गया था
हर सपना जब वो टूटा
बिखरे टुकड़ों में अल्लाह की
मर्ज़ी का मंज़र पाएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे  ए
ज़ो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा

टूटा टूटा
एक परिन्दा ऐसे टूटा
के फिर जुड़ न पाया
लूटा लूटा किस ने उस को ऐसे लूटा
के फिर उड़ न पाया

गिरता हुआ वो आसमां से
आ कर गिरा ज़मीन पर
ख्वाबों मे फिर भी
बादल ही थे
वो कहता रहा मगर
के अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
ज़ो भी हो कल फिर आएगा
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे
अल्लाह के बन्दे ए
अल्लाह के बन्दे हंस दे ए ए
जो भी हो कल फिर आएगा अ


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Blog Day :

5053 Post No. : 16967

In the beginning years of this millennium, we among the last dwellers of last millennium, were kept mesmerized with old Hindi film songs.  This was a willing intoxication, which made it possible to deal all difficulties, happiness, sadness, tragedies etc. that life chose to throw at us.   Often the songs that played randomly in a collection of songs playing on computer would become a subject of discussion.  Once, a close friend said she like this song by Mohammed Rafi Sb a lot:

baa-hosh-o-hawaas mein deewaanaa
ye aaj waseeyat kartaa hoon
ye dil ye jaan mile tumko
main tumse muhabbat kartaa hoon

This song from the film ‘Night In London’ (1967) is posted here.

Another colleague/friend once spoke of this song from ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966) – “Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse“. Now this song is very interesting in its lyrics/poetry which is actually cursing the beloved.  Total and full of ‘bad-duaa’ ie ill wishing – it is to be seen to be believed, what all the poet is wishing on his beloved friend.

mere dil se sitamgar toone achchi dillagi ki hai
ke banke dost apne doston se dushmani ki hai

mere dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse
mujhe gham dene waale tu khushi ko tarse

 tu phool bane patjhad kaa, tujh pe bahaar na aaye kabhi
meri hi tarah tu tadpe tujhko qaraar na aaye kabhi
jiye tu is tarah ke zindagi ko tarse

itnaa to asar kar jaayen meri wafaayen o bewafaa
ik roz tujhe yaad aayen apni jafaayen o bewafaa
pashemaan hoke roye, tu hansi ko tarse

tere gulshan se zyaadaa veeraan koyi veeraanaa na ho
is duniyaa mein koyi teraa apnaa to kyaa, begaanaa na ho
kisi kaa pyaar kyaa tu berukhi ko tarse

Just falling short of wishing death! ‘jiye tu iss tarah ke zindagi ko tarse’.  There are numerous songs of this situation in Hindi films, too many to count actually.  In the 60’s it can be said, that every other film had this situation song, where the hero or the heroine is wronged, and singing a song lamenting the bewafaai of the beloved.  But I have looked all over the blog and I could not find any other song so full of curses. And this is also the only song on the blog, which is tagged as ‘hate song’ category.  The song still sounds so believable and not odd at all.  All the credit to the team of composers, lyricist and the singer. For this would easily have gone wrong.

There are some more songs, which have somewhat similar emotions and ill-wishes expressed in different forms.  I made a list of songs with those varied expressions.

Sl. No.

Song

Lyrics

1 Mere Mehboob Qayaamat Hogi meri tarah tu aahen bhare
tu bhi kisi se pyaar karey
aur rahe wo tujhse parey
toone O sanam dhaaye hain sitam
to ye tu bhool na jaana
ke na tujhpe bhi inaayat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi
mere mehboob qayaamat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein mohabbat hogi
2 Jo Unki Tamanna Hai Barbaad Ho Ja jo unki tamannaa hai, barbaad ho jaa
to ai dil muhabbat ki kismat banaa de
tadap aur tadap kar abhi jaan de de
yoon marte hain mar jaane waale, dikhaa de
3 Mohabbat Ab Tijaarat Ban Gayi Hai kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaai
magar ab aajkal ye behayaayee
shareefon ki sharaafat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
4 Gairon Pe Karam Apnon Pe Sitam ham bhi the tere manzoor-e-nazar, dil chaahe to ab iqraar na kar
sau teer chalaa seene pe magar, begaanon se milkar waar na kar
begaanon se milkar waar na kar
bemaut kahin mar jaayen na ham
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar,
Ghairon pe karam apnon pe sitam, ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
rahne de abhi thodaa saa bharam,
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
5 Guzre Hain Aaj Ishq Mein Hum Us Maqaam Se humko na ye gumaan thha,
o sangdil sanam
raah-e-waffa se tere
behak jaayenge kadam
chhalkega zehar bhi teri
aankho ke jaam se
guzre hain aaj ishq mein
hum us maqaam se
guzre hain
o bewaffa,
tera bhi yoon hi toot jaaye dil
tu bhi tadap tadap ke
pukaare ke haaye dil
tera bhi saamnaa ho kabhi,
gham ki shaam se
guzre hain
6 Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera sab ki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
sabki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
tera tamaasha sab dekhenge
kya hota hai ab dekhenge
dekhega tu na kal ka savera
main naagan tu sapera aa aa
7 Neend Ud Jaaye Teri Chain Se Sone Waale neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
ye duaa maangte hain
nain ye rone waale
maine ki hain jafaayen
mujhse kyun ho wafaayen
lag gayin mujhko mere
pyaar ki bad-duaayen
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
bewafa hone waale
neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
8 Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya Bewafaa Tere Pyaar Mein kyaa se kyaa ho gayaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chaahaa kyaa kyaa milaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chalo suhaanaa bharam to tootaa
jaanaa ke husn kyaa hai
kahti hai jisko pyaar duniyaa
kyaa cheez kyaa balaa hai
dil ne kyaa naa sahaa
bewafaa aaa aaa
tere pyaar mein
9 Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye Raat Na Jaaye pyaar me jinke sab jag chhoda
aur huye badnaam
unke hi haathon haal hua ye
baithe hain dil ko thaam
apne kabhi the ab hain paraaye
Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
10 Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye samajhaake main to haari
haan dhamkaaya dini gaari, aur karoon bhi kyaa
dekho moraa jiyraa
haan jiyraa tadpaaye, jiyraa tadpaaye
mohe haay haay dekho sainyaa beimaan
mose chal, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye,
11 Bahaaron Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar mujhe kyaa pataa thaa kabhi ishq mein
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
khataa ho gayi mujhse kaasid mere
tere haath paighaam kyun de diyaa
bahaaron ne meraa chaman lootkar
12 Meri Zindagi Mein Tum Kyun Aaye haay buri dukhiyaa dil ki
meraa dard badhaao naa baalam
meraa sabr padaa tumse jo kahin
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
jo saare zamaane ko sulagaaye
meri zindagi mein tum kyun aaye
13 Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
taqdeer ke bair kiya hai
taqdeer se lad loongi main
main tod chalun
main tod chalun ek pal mein
tod chalun ek pal mein
duniya ka har dastoor
magar tere pyar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoom majboor
thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahun to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor

 

Here is a list of some of my all-time favourite songs by Rafi sahab in the similar situations:

Patthar Ke Sanam Tujhe Hum Ne Mohabbat Ka Khuda Jaana – ‘Patthar Ke Sanam’ (1967)
Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein Tujhko Bitha Kar – ‘Brahmchari’ (1968)
Aaj Ki Raat Mere Dil Ki Salaami Le Le – ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967)
Dil Jo Na Keh Saka – ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965)
Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nahin Maangi Thi – ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1961)
Rang Aur Noor Ki Baraat Kise Pesh Karun – ‘Ghazal’ (1964)

There are more similar/different songs created for Hindi films for such situations, where dejected lovers either drown in self-pity or end up giving ‘bad-dua’ in a smaller/kinder way, to the beloved.  But most songs of this genre are praying for the happiness of the beloved, who has deceived them, has indulged in ‘bewafaai’ for want of similar expressive word in the English language.  An excellent case in point is this pensive Lata song – “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye“, filmed on Meena Kumari in ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraai’ (1960). Shankar-Jaikishan and Shailendra created this classic song with just the right touch of melancholy and congratulatory mood. With a dose of resignation.

Most songs in this genre, also turn out to be popular, be it the pensive songs of Mukesh, Lata, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood or Mohammed Rafi.  So the well known songs are all posted. Looking for the theme, I ended up with “Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka” song in ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ (1991) by Kumar Sanu. Quite a decent composition with innovative lyrics, that one.

I was sure all well-known Rafi songs in this genre are posted. But as luck would have it, I found the link of this Rafi solo in one of my saved files, which I was just randomly checking. This is a well-known song from the film ‘Dhadkan’ (1972).  Composer is Ravi who also wrote this song with Ali Jalili.  Ali Jalili is an unknown poet for the blog, as this is the first song by him to be posted.   Avinash ji is doing a series of 70’s decade missing movies, so he may be able to find some other films where Ali Jalili has written lyrics. Ali Jalili has written one more song in the same film with Ravi, “Tumse Nazar Mili”, which was also used for advertisement of different products.  My guess is he must be someone connected with advertising jingles, more so as he has collaborated with Ravi, not a regular poet for writing the two songs in this film.

The song is filmed as a wedding reception song, where Sanjay Khan is singing this song for congratulating the bride Mumtaz and groom Roopesh Kumar.  The real feelings of Sanjay Khan are evident, but he is trying to disguise them and give blessings to the couple.

Two songs of the film are already posted in the blog, so this is the 3rd song.

Jab Toone Kuchh Na Kiya
Main To Chala Jidhar Chale Rasta

I have done posts of some songs of the late 70’s and early 80’s, but very few songs of early 70’s. This song has a very deeply meaningful and emotional core, as we expect from Ravi’s compositions usually.  There is the Punjabi dholak music in the background which carries the rhythm of the song.  And Rafi Sb’s singing is again out of this world.  For me this is a known song, as it used to be played regularly on radio.  Again, when one really listens to it with a critical ear, with the aim of judging its merit with other such type of songs, a few are listed above, it is revealed as a fabulous song on all counts.  More fabulous for being a 70’s song.  By now Ravi is a seasoned and senior composer, with huge successes behind him and much more experience of how to get the best out of Rafi.  And Rafi Sb has delivered spectacularly in this song, the only one in the film.  Subtle changes in the way some words are sung in every repeated line, and those are again different for every time he sings the mukhda.  I refuse to believe that anyone else could do so much variation in a single voice, same rhythm and level, two stanza song, in live recording.

The pauses in the lines and words of a line, and starting the next word at the same level as before the pause, what superb control in the vocals. I am not a technical person, in the matter of singing, but if anyone can explain this phenomenon to me, I will be thankful to them. It sounds as a modern-day recording done bit by bit, line by line, and mixed afterwards. Practice makes things perfect and well-rehearsed is the forte of Rafi Sb. But the question is how well rehearsed and how much perfect. I can just conclude that the farishta in the guise of a singer is giving the same dedicated 200 % to a song composed for a new actor of 70’s, as he gave to all his songs, repeated in live shows, which won him accolades and a place is history.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Mere Dost Tujhe Tera Meet Mubarak (Dhadkan) (1972) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Ravi, Ali Jalili, MD – Ravi

Lyrics

tamannaon ki duniya
yun to har insaan basaata hai ea
magar paata wohi hai ea
jo…. yehaan taqdeer laata hai ea

mere dost tujhe
tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
palkon pe bitthaana aise sukh dena aa
yaad na kare yeh kabhi baabul ki gali ee
apne baabul ki gali
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfa aa
chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfaa aa
badaa hi naseeb waala hai wo jag mein
haathh mein ho jis ke aisi pyaari rekha
aisi nyaari rekha
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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तमन्नाओं कि दुनिया
यूं तो हर इन्सान बसाता है
मगर पाता वही है
जो…. यहां तक़्दीर लाता है

मेरे दोस्त तुझे
तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
पलकों पे बिठाना ऐसे सुख देना अ अ
याद न करे ये कभी बाबुल कि गली ई
अपने बाबुल कि गली
गाए खुशि के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
गाए खुशी के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
बड़ा ही नसीब वाला है वो जग में
हाथ में हो जिस के ऐसी प्यारी रेखा
ऐसी न्यारी रेखा
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

 


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 :

5017 Post No. : 16925

Memories of visit to London in September 2021

This post has been a long time in arriving actually.  We went to UK not as tourist, but to see family, mainly the daughter of the family and the new grand-daughter.  We came back to Mumbai in October’21.  Lot of water has flown down the bridge since then and the grand daughter is growing by leaps and bounds since we were with her, by the grace of Almighty.

Upon returning, I found myself under pressure to find a song good enough, to write a post covering the visit.  I looked, searched and watched, found many songs, newer ones mainly filmed in the UK, and some also showing locations of the London city.  It has been a favorite location for Hindi film picturization of film makers since the 60’s, i.e. when the trend of filming on location really started in the industry. Unfortunately, I was less than satisfied with the newer songs, and characteristically, was reluctant to post a new song, which had song/dance, band/bajaa/baraat routine. The songs were quite good in their own genre, I might yet post at least one of them.

And all this while, Avinash ji has been doing a series of the songs of 70’s decade and his posts appear regularly. Now Avinash ji has also acquired a new degree, I have deduced from the Peevisie’s Mom’s post.  Congratulations to the happy parents and best wishes for the daughter and the son-in-law.

One lucky day, while browsing the YouTube, I found this Rafi-Asha duet from the film ‘Professor Pyarelal’ (1981).  It is a happy sounding romantic song and a much heard on the radio, which makes it a dear familiar friend, in my opinion.  The song is filmed in London, mostly around the city center area, around Thames River, Westminster Abbey, the London Clock Tower etc.  The famous London Tower Bridge is also visible in all its centuries old splendor.

Centuries old splendor is the term I was looking for to describe the architectural beauty of London city and its many monuments.  It is evident that it is one of the oldest surviving cities of the world.  And it has managed to maintain its beauty and its instinct for survival, adaptability to the modern times and modern architectural and infrastructure requirements can only be applauded and wondered at.

My search for a suitable song for this post ended the day I saw this song on YouTube.  But the actual writing kept getting deferred.  I thought this was a late 70’s song, and was apprehensive that Avinash ji or someone else may post this song and I will lose the opportunity to write this post.  Now I find that this movie is from 1981.  But the songs were released and popular for some years before the movie eventually released after production delays.

Getting back to the brief about our visit. As soon as we arrived in UK, various scheduling and planning for visits to different places were underway.  My uncle, our host, insisted upon a visit to London city.  The planning for the London city was so short, due to the leave constraints of my son-in-law, that I was on the verge of postponing it to the next visit.  But the window of opportunity, and my son’s contention that everybody is going to ask, “hey you went to England and didn’t see London!”, decided in favor of the visit, so it happened.

London and some other landmark locations of England are a part of the consciousness. Just as we exist, these buildings – man made creations – also exist, and are famous for the events, known as historical turning points. Unlike other major cities of the modern world, London has seen wars too and has been destroyed and built again many times over, from what ever history I have read about it. England, on the whole has had a most violent history, in the medieval and pre-medieval eras. The fault lines between the Welsh, Scots, Irish and Brits, is evident even today in the various ruins and forts, and castles.  But they did learn their lesson that divided they fall, decided to unite at some given point in history to conquer the world.  I think it was the threat of the Romans that eventually united the British Isles. The glue could only have been an ideology of self-interest, binding the factions despite bitter animosity and gruesome wars behind them. Maybe the Protestant church had something to do with it, so Britain rose to great heights as a dominant civilization in the world and they were motivated enough to write and re-write the worlds history, literally and figuratively.  British historians are also a notorious breed.  Their language, is the dominant language in the world for centuries now.  The rise of the British Empire took centuries to happen, where as the fall was swift in the 19th and 20th century.  But the cultural and linguistic dominance continues to remain on top now, and for the foreseeable future too in the 21st century.  Willingness to adapt to other cultures and language habits is said to be a major factor in the success of the English language.   Historically speaking, the Roman empire was greater and more successful in the world, before the new found land of Americas.  But the impact is all but lost in today’s world.  The geopolitical scenario keeps changing with time and passing of centuries. These changes happen faster now in a matter of decades.  There are catalysts recognizable and visible to these power shifts. This is a very heavy and deep topic, so better to leave it here.

Yes, I had to chalk out a fool proof plan and schedule, wherein a few places I wanted to visit, were not missed.  Lords cricket ground and Thames River cruise were two things I was not willing to miss.  So we worked around this, to do the Lords tour, city ride in the red bus, short cruise of Thames river, Madame Tussaud’s, Harrods, a long walk inside the Hyde Park, especially where equestrian clubs are situated, visit to Science Museum and Natural History Museum (free entry), Bakers Street and Sherlock Holmes Museum, etc.  We gave a miss to Tower of London and Buckingham Palace tours, as they were more time consuming and also expensive. The London Eye is also a popular choice, which we could not take.  Other tourist locations in UK also have a giant wheel rides, as an attraction. The Giant wheel is a common feature in other places, like Dubai, Sydney, etc. I am wondering why we don’t have a thing like this in Mumbai.

We were based in Manchester, so could visit the nearby areas too like Lake District, North Wales, Blackpool, Lancaster, Chester, Preston etc. We passed through Oxford too on our way back from London. When we had arrived in UK, everyone told us the weather is good for only 2-3 days, so enjoy as much as you can, as it is really foul from September onward.  But luckily the weather held for the entire period of our stay, and we had rains to enjoy only in North Wales and for an hour or two in London, while we were riding the red bus and we had to cross the Bridge near Westminster on foot as we missed the stop for the Westminster Pier.  A part of the song I am presenting is filmed on the same bridge, where Zeenat Aman is standing in the middle of the road and crosses to join Dharmendra on the curb. The famous Tower Bridge is now painted in azure blue. I find that the Bridge has been painted blue since 1977, but in the song, it is not looking blue, so the song was filmed before 1977, it would seem.

Some trivia about the film:

This film took so long to complete – five years – and its plot was so convoluted that after director Brij had finished shooting it, nobody could figure out how to put the film together. The producers had then called in Hrishikesh Mukherjee to edit and salvage the film. He was credited prominently in the film’s posters and publicity material.

Astonishingly, no part of the city which is showcased as the beautiful attractions, looks old or dilapidated. All of them look freshly painted and well maintained, except for the bridges on the Thames River and the Westminster Abbey, which is the family church of the British Royals. London is best enjoyed on foot, I was told and I agree. After covering a few miles on foot, in and around Exhibition Street, Marylebone, Kensington, Hyde Park, we can be surprised and find the unexpected. In fact, the most parts of UK are best enjoyed on foot, which is the common consensus. Walking trails are taken as granted in different parts of UK.

I am told that the whole of UK is connected through rivers and canals and one can go from anywhere to anywhere on a boat. I was mentally prepared to be impressed by all that I was going to see in this visit, but was more than impressed and wish to do more trips which include visits to the remaining places in England, Scotland and Wales.

We took a pre-booked guided tour of the Lord’s cricket ground at the MCC.  Seeing the many Indian in the group taking the tour, the guide asked us “Where is Sachin Tendulkar’s home?”.  The common answer was the obvious – Mumbai.  But the guide insisted that “No. Sachin’s home is right here in Marylebone.” No surprises there too, for the evidence is everywhere in London especially, that who can afford to, would prefer to stay in London. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar was here in Mumbai in February 2022, as we all saw him attending the funeral of Lata Mangeshkar.  Incidentally, I could not find Sachin Tendulkar’s name in the list of Test centurions at the Lords. Extensive lists are put up inside the Pavilion, of all centurions and also 5+ wicket takers in an innings.  The guide was in full form and regaled us with a story about the ‘death row’ in the viewers gallery or members gallery.  There are two such galleries, one for the home team and one for the away team. As both India and West Indies are ‘away teams’, I guess the away team gallery was the one, where Kapil Dev stood with the Prudential Cup trophy after his team’s victory in 1983 World Cup. The original Prudential Cup is still there in the small Museum for memorabilia, related to the MCC.

I have read and heard at various places, that London was the favourite place in the world for Rafi Sahab also. He is said to have been fond of the city, as his sons are settled there.

I can go on remembering things and my impressions of the visit, but the post is got to end somewhere. The song being presented in this post is filmed in London on Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman. Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle are giving playback to them in the song written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This duet is typical of the Kalyanji-Anandji style of duet composition, sounding very similar to the Rafi-Asha duet from ‘Qurbani’. We the radio fans, listened to the song in late 70’s, loved and liked it, but had all but forgotten it. Even the links on YouTube are few, with only one video available.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Siwa Na Kisi Ka Banoonga (Professor Pyaarelal) (1981) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga aa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa
ye waada raha saajna aa
ye waada raha saajna

aayenge mausam
aayenge mausam
jaayenge mausam
hum ko sada
saath paayenge mausam
koi saaz badle
koi raag badle
na badlegi apni
muhabbat ki sargam
har saans meri
tere liye hai ea
har saans meri
tere liye hai
yeh waada raha saajna
yeh waada raha saajna aaa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa

awaaz de ke ea
awaaz de ke
jo roke zamaana
zamaane ki baaton
mein hargiz na aana
aankhon mein aankhen
baahon mein baahen
daale huey saathh chalte hi jaana
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
ye waada raha dilruba
ye waada raha dilruba
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa aa
ye waada raha saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना

आएंगे मौसम
आएंगे मौसम
जाएंगे मौसम
हमको सदा साथ पाएंगे मौसम
कोई साज बदले
कोई राग बदले
ना बदलेगी अपनी
मोहब्बत की सरगम
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

आवाज़ दे के॰॰ए
आवाज़ दे के
जो रोके ज़माना
जमाने के बातों में
हरगिज़ ना आना
आँखों में आँखें
बाहों में बाहें
डाले हुये साथ चलते ही जाना
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना


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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4950 Post No. : 16814

AR Rehman – The Musician of 21st Century – 3

84th Birthday of Waheeda Rehman on 3rd February 2022

46th Birthday of Abhishek Bachchan on 5th February 2022

The songs of the movie ‘Delhi-6’ are among my favorite music scores by AR Rehman. I rate this qawwaali from the movie, for which I wrote a post back in 2012 as among the best of hindi film songs in this genre.  The links of two songs posted in the blog are given below:

Arziyaan saari main chehre pe likh ke laaya hoon (Delhi 6)
Ye Dilli hai mere yaar (Delhi 6)

 

AR Rehman is also a product of advertising industry, as he started his career is advertising. The one ad I remember is of ‘Garden-Vareili” as composed by AR Rehman. He soon proved his mettle as a talented musician at a very young age working in Tamil and Hindi films, mainly with Mani Rathnam.  Many of his severest critics will agree that, ARR revolutionized the Hindi film music scene in the 90’s and changed the sound of songs completely.  Few of the other musicians have been able to imitate him or his style.  Most of them thought it better to keep to sufiaana or import some songs from other countries like Pakistan or Egypt etc. then try to surpass ARR in creativity.  In many aspects this revolution is even bigger than the reinvention of HFM in 1950 with ‘Barsaat’, by Shankar-Jaikishan.  I am not going towards RDB reinvention, as I have a different opinion about that than the popular conception.

So, Rehman was here, working simultaneously in Mumbai and South, with more focus on southern language films.  This continued till he went truly international and collaborated with other musicians of the west and worked in Hollywood.  Among all these, the Bollywood film work was never his sole focus.  He diversified and did select few films for the Hindi film industry.  The biggies and the not so biggies did go to Chennai to rope him in to give music to their films.  And he has been selective about the projects he takes.  Although he has given 1 or 2 music scores which were not up to the mark, in my opinion.

But overall, his work is critically acclaimed, in all the big banner films like ‘Lagaan’, ‘Guru’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘1947 Earth’, ‘Yuvraaj’ etc. and the Jewel in the crown song of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.  His mini bio is here.

Recently, he has been seen performing live at a special Pavilion dedicated for him and his troupe at DUBAIEXPO2020.  We did go to explore the expo, but ARR was not performing in the first week.  We landed in Dubai the night before the EXPO was to open, so the ‘raunaq’ at Dubai airport was to be seen to be believed.  But that is a subject of another post.

As post no. 3 of the series, I am presenting this song from ‘Delhi-6’, which has folk origins, or ‘traditional’ as the lyrics are credited. Though some sources are crediting Prasoon Joshi as the lyricist.  Unusual song for ARR, but the hall mark of his fusion and composition with vocals, where musical instruments could be used is visible.   And ARR thrives on the unusual, those who have followed his career will agree.

Waheeda Rehman, the graceful dancing star and an actor of repute of last century and a character actor in current century, celebrated her 84th birthday two days ago.  Born in 1938, which makes her just 18 years old when she debuted in Hindi films with ‘CID’ (1956).  I am presently watching that movie (in installments), so can vouch that she does look very young, despite the heavily made up/get up in the film.   Lot of other information about her is available here.

Abhishek Bachchan is celebrating his 46th birthday today.  As is the ‘chalan’ nowadays for celebrities, he must be somewhere exotic to ring in the birthday.

Both Waheeda Rehman and Abhishek Bachchan are featuring in this song, where Waheeda Rehman, Aditi Rao Hydari, Supriya Pathak and others are singing the song on screen, playback by Rekha Bharadwaj.  Sonam Kapoor and Om puri are also seen, who are not taking part in the song, filmed on the terrace of the houses in old Delhi area of Chaandni Chowk.

I think Abhishek Bachchan is an underrated and under utilized actor in the Hindi film scene.  It can’t have been easy to follow in the giant leaps of Amitabh Bachchan and the remarkable footsteps of Jaya Bachchan.

Simple orchestration and simple filming.   This is a folk song, and it mentions the town of Raipur in the stanza.

What could the term “Sasural genda phool” mean ? I think it means, though ‘sasural’ or the ‘In-laws place’ looks like a Marigold, but our attachment is full of fragrance is great and long lasting.  The appearances can be deceptive.

Video

Audio

Song – Sasuraal Genda Phool (Delhi-6) (2009) Singer – Rekha Bhardwaj, Lyrics – Traditional, MD – AR Rehman

Lyrics

veyh
veyh
veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh

saiyyan chhed deve
nanand chutki leve
sasural genda phool
saas gaali deve
devari samjha leve
sasural genda phool
chhodaa baabul ka angnaa
bhave deraa piyaa ka ho oo
saas gaari deve
devarji samjha leve
sasural genda phool
saiyyan hain vyapari
chale hain pardes
sooratiyaa nihaarun
jiyaara bhaari hove
sasural genda phool
hmmm mmmm
hmmm mmmm

saas gaari deve
devarji samjha leve
sasural genda phool
saiyyan chhed deve
nanand chutki leve
sasural genda phool
hmmm mmmm
hmmm mmmm
chhodaa baabul ka angnaa
bhave deraa piyaa ka ho oo

bush-shirt paheene
khaayike beedaa paan
poore raipur se alag hai
saiyyan ji ki shaan
sasural genda phool
saiyyan chhed deve
nanand chutki leve
hoen hoen hoeh

sasural genda phool
saas gaari deve
hoen hoen hoeh
devariji samjha leve
sasural genda phool
chhodaa baabul ka angnaa
hoen hoen hoeh
bhave deraa piyaa ka ho oo

hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
veyh veyh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh
hoen hoen hoeh


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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4944 Post No. : 16803 Movie Count :

4574

In Memory of Mahatma Gandhi – the father of the nation.
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Eknath Easwaran writes in the preface of a book:

“In India, Mahatma Gandhi is officially Father of the Nation. Under his leadership India attained freedom from the British Empire through a 30-year campaign based on complete non-violence that ended with both sides allied in respect and friendship. That alone will secure his place in the history books, but not necessarily his place in a series of the world’s spiritual classics.”

He says further:
“One of the first lessons Gandhi learned in South Africa was to begin by bringing people together onto higher ground. India was exploitable because it exploited our own people. We were weak because we were divided into innumerable factions, each seeking its own gain, making it simple to play us against each other – an old Roman empire tactic practiced by the East India Company and made official imperial policy after the mutiny (1857). His analysis made perfect sense, once grasped, but it wasn’t a matter of politics to Gandhi. It was the obvious corollary of the unity of life, in which the welfare of all of us together was bound up with those whom the poet Rabindranath Tagore called “the lowest, the lowliest, and the lost.”

Those ideas sound conventional enough today, but to put them into proactive is always a shock. In India they caused an earthquake. By linking independence with the way, we treated one another, Gandhi shook the country from top to bottom. Gandhi made a cornerstone of his campaign for national freedom the freedom of those whom the rest of India called “untouchable”. He campaigned for them from the Himalayas to India’s southernmost tip.

Everywhere he told us that all of us were one and that we would never have the unity to throw off foreign rule, or even be worthy of self-government, until we ceased exploiting our own people……..It was an impossible appeal because it attacked ways of thinking ground deep into unconscious conditioning for countless generations. Yet people all over India responded……..The man had to walk! And with equal joy and amazement India rose too.

These are some of the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi’s various writings and editorials:
“For me patriotism is the same as humanity. I am patriot because I am human and humane. It is not exclusive. I will not hurt England or Germany to serve India……The law of the patriot is not different from the law of the patriarch. And a patriot is so much a patriot, if he is a lukewarm humanitarian. There is no conflict between private and political law. A non-cooperator, for instance, would act exactly in the same manner towards his father or brother as he is today acting towards the (British) Government.” – Young India, March 16, 1921.

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Young India, January 8, 1925.

“A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” – Ethical religion.

This song I am presenting is from an unreleased movie titled “Bapu ka Sapna”. The song is not really talking about Mahatma Gandhi, but pays tribute to his philosophy in the beginning, with these lines:

Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan

This is the only song recorded for this film, as per the list on myswar.com. There is an interesting story about how found this song. Today 30th January is also the 93rd birthday of an actor of repute in hindi and Marathi films, theatre and TV, Ramesh Deo. When I saw his name in the anniversary page, I remembered a video the a Rafi song filmed on Ramesh Deo in a black in a white film. I had seen it a few days ago and thought I had saved the details somewhere. I started looking for it but could not find it. I searched for the song on youtube, but found another song in colour, a duet of Rafi sahab and Usha Mangeshkar. Then I looked for the imdb page on him for his filmography (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219946/) , where I found this film “Bapu ka sapna”.
January 30 is also 74th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, I decided to post this song from the film, that was starred Ramesh Deo, but never released. For Ramesh Deo, this birthday post had appeared in 2018.

(Kaun sachcha hai kaun jhoothha hai).
Ramesh Deo was commonly seen in movies of 70’s and 80’s with his wife Seema Deo, in character roles. Notable film I remember is ‘Anand’.

I found these posts which are posted in the blog on the occasion of his death anniversary:

Kahaa raam hey raam
Mohandas Karanchand Gandhi para pujaari ahinsa ke
Jai bolo Mahatma Gandhi ki
Suno suno ae duniyaawaalon

There are many more posts celebrating October 2nd as Gandhi ji’s birth anniversary, but I find that the death anniversary posts have ceased after 2015. No matter, this can soon be rectified.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”
Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, after having spent 20 years in South Africa, spearheading civil right movements there. Having gone to Britain to study law as a young man, returned to India to practice law and shifted to South Africa to practice law, but turned into a civil activist, fighting for the human rights of native Indians there, the experience and exposure to varied issues of humans was instrumental in shaping the man and his intellectual abilities.
What use is the higher education, or the study in the world’s best universities, if one is not able to make use of the advantages it gives, the broadening of mental horizons it entails, to have a true arial view of the issues at hand. Arial view, as in watching a scene, as not a part of the scene, but from the outside.
People of my generation can only imagine, those times, when Gandhi ji was assassinated, so soon after the independence and partition of the cohesive entity that the United State of India, was becoming. From all accounts Gandhi ji was opposed to the partition of the country, and surprisingly, he was not assassinated before 15th August 1947. He is said to have eventually agreed to the partition but his disillusionment with the other leaders is well known. And it is not surprising that he opposed the partition, as it is the very antithesis of his philosophy of unity of ‘highest with the lowest’. The have’s and the have not’s, in other words. I also think, that the visionary in him, is bound have expected this to happen. That a colonial power, having seen the dare-devilry and bravery of all those who opposed their colonisation, and made them struggle for 2 long years, in attaining control of the various kingdoms and states, the cultural and spiritual power of an ancient civilization, with rich natural and human resources, the intellectual power (that the visionaries of united India, could see as a future super power, not just a soft power), were never going to leave the sub-continent intact. They had vast experiences in destroying the united forces, and they toiled for full 5 years, to dismantle ‘the ottoman empire’ brick by brick, brick by brick. The writings were on the wall, and Gandhi could do nothing to stop it. But eventually, paid the price for his high ideals with his life.
And today, the same world powers are hunting for a new ‘theatre of war’, to sell their arms and ammunitions which can revive their fledging economies. Big economies, liberalised one’s are relatively safe, as they can’t be put to flames in a war. So, our visionary economists have done well to liberalise the Indian economy in the 90’s.
It is never the time to not remember and remind ourselves of the gandhian principles of non-violence and non-violent solutions. I had heard some predictions that 3rd world war is going to be for ‘water’ and 4th one will be fought for parking. This joke apart, the wars are still over power, money, money power and power money.
Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and his preaching of non-violence methods of struggle, have gone on to be emulated in various freedom and civil rights movements the world over. I have seen Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’(1982), where Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi and won an Oscar for his efforts. I agree with those people, who thought that future generations, will be seeing Ben Kingsley’s movie stills and think that this is the real Gandhi.
In just over 30 years, of Mahatma Gandhi’s involvement in the freedom struggle, he has to his credit, many successful movements. Non-cooperation movement, the swadeshi movement, dandi march, the jail bharo movement are notable in this struggle. Sustaining such a movement for this long in a country full of poor people, is no small task. It required great leadership and mobilization of collective imagination. They imagined ‘swaraj’ and freedom, so they believed in it and achieved it. It is the full truth that every movement and revolutions start in the mind. That is exactly the reason he is hailed as among the greatest of leaders in human history.
I consider it prudent to repeat what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said about Gandhi:
“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”

Okay, I have said enough. So, we move on to the rare song from ‘Bapu ka Sapna’. The singers are Mukesh, Hemlata accompanied by chorus. Lyrics are by Taajdar Taj and Ratandeep-Hemraj are the composers.

Audio:

Song-Ham ne dekha thha ek sapna (Bapu Ka Sapna)(1970)(UR) Singers-Mukesh, Hemlata, Lyrics-Taajdar Taj, Music director-Ratandeep-Hemraj
both together,
male chorus,
female chorus

Lyrics

(Shankh…..)
(church bells)
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar

Aaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaa

Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Vande maataram
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Raat andheri pal do pal ki
Apni hongi khushiyaan kal ki
Aane waali nayi pehar ka
Suraj hai apnaa aaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Toot gayi zanjeer e ghulaami
Jaage sab ke bhaag yehaan
Waqt ne lekin chhod diye thhe
Jung ke kaale naag yehaan
Jung ki baazi jeetne waalon
Aur bhi hai ek aag yehaan
Aag mein jis ki jal jaate hain
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa

Ooo oooooo oooo
Oooooo
Kheton ki yeh paawan mitti
Mehki aur gulzar hui

Oye Mehki aur gulzar hui
Jaal milon ka aisa phaila
Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Oye Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Aaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa

Log hain phir bhi bhooke nanage
Mehnat sab bekaar hui
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa aaa
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa
Itni kyun laachaar hui

Itni kyun laachaar hui
Itni kyun laachaar hui


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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4940 Post No. : 16793

Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 10
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73rd Republic Day of India

ek hai apni zameen
ek hai apna gagan
ek hai apna jahaan
ek hai apna watan
apne sabhi sukh ek hain
apne sabhi gham ek hain
aawaaz do
aawaaz do ham ek hain
ham ek hain

“What is it that I want? The same as you, the same as everyone else. I want to be physically safe and healthy, financially secure and personally happy. I want the same confidence in my abilities, in my environment and social acceptance. I have the same worries and aspirations for future. Same apprehensions if the children will turn out well and have good careers or not.”
This is me, in conversation with a dear friend and a long-time colleague. This conversation happened some 15-16 years ago. Actually, we were on the same page in the topic, she was not coming from any opposite direction at all. But she was the one clear on the causes of a problem, I was the one confused.
But things are a lot clearer to me now, exactly what I wanted to explain at that time is more obvious now.

apne sabhi sukh ek hain
apne sabhi gham ek hain

The causes of happiness for the common man are the same everywhere, whatever is the religion, caste, race, region, language, state or country they are allied to. The aspirations are same and the apprehension and causes of sadness are also the same essentially. This is the way a social environment develops, where people go and join hands with each other in times of happiness and sadness.

Today the country is celebrating 73rd Republic Day.

The constitution gives us the right to live with dignity. What is a person’s dignity? it is not just the pride in its citizenship, its values and its integrity. A person’s dignity is the self-belief that I have done nothing wrong and don’t mean any harm to anyone. And a feeling of security, that me, my life, my livelihood and my family is safe. A sense of belonging that makes us feel responsible for the safety and security of fellow citizens and has assurance of reciprocation. Also, that I deserve all that I command. Personally, socially and professionally.

As a citizen it is a right to demand and acquire good education, an adequate health facility, a great judicial system and better law enforcement agencies, plus a media which gives us information, that really mattered. Real information, on what has been done to give the above rights to the citizens.

With the slow and gradual increase of opportunities in education and personal growth, the inequalities have also increased. A success story in monetary terms and career, is just not enough. It is also important to have balanced and broad-minded success stories. Rationality and seeing an issue in a truly international perspective are what will make a successful person intellectually empowered.

At the ripe old age of 75, we should have been a mature people.
Do we see enough, do we care enough?
Do we bother to call out the misbehaviour, of miscreants we see on the streets? Are we bold to speak out against injustice?
Are we smart enough to sift through the crap fed to us day in and day out in the guise of news and entertainment?
Do we bother to check the authenticity of WhatsApp forwards before sharing with other people?
Do we even care that our ‘can’t care less’ attitude is destroying the centuries old social fabric of our society and stripping us of our identity as a people, the whole world, looked at with respect?

Munshi Premchand said “Communalism, whenever it raises its head, it comes within a cloak. Because it is ashamed of coming alone or walking alone. “
Yes, at the age of 75, we are a nation of most young people in the world. Being second largest population in the world, with an average age of 28 years, the figures of young people and children are just hugest in the world. If these young people are a part of work force and aspire for personal growth and are able to collectively individually, contribute to the nation building, what can be built and achieved is mind boggling.
But are we looking at what the young population of this country is aspiring to be?
What is the ambition of an average Indian youngster?
what are their hopes?
What are their priorities?

It is very important to channelise the energies and ambitions of youth towards personal and professional excellence. There is enough talent, brains and hands in this country to make it an economic force. But for that we have to rise above the politics of religion, caste, us and they, region etc.

There was a story of cats and a monkey, we used to hear and read as children. Lately I have not seen it repeated anywhere. So here is the story for refreshing the memory of readers:

Two cats are fighting for a roti. The monkey comes and tells them to stop fighting and make two equal pieces of the roti. The cats agree and make two parts. The monkey tells them the two parts are not equal, one is larger and the other is smaller. He advises the cat holding the larger piece, to break a small part and give it to him, so both the cats have equal portions. The result is again the same, the parts of the roti the cats have are still not equal. So, the other cat is asked to break a small piece and give it to the monkey, to establish the equality. So on and so forth the dispute continues, till the whole roti is finished, while the cats remain empty handed in the end.

Similar is the case of inequality in opportunities in our set up. In the name of equalising those opportunities, the opportunists among us are gobbling up the parts and parcel. Keeping the marginalised sections divided and fighting imaginary/perceptive fights with each other. It is not a true cut and dried, there are multiple layers to these differences, perceptions of not getting a fair share of the ‘roti’. The majority/minorities tussle is but one layer of it and the cloak which Munish Premchand referred to. The real divide here is still the have’s and have nots. Then there is a gender divide, which is inherent and keeps getting uglier.

Where does all this leave the common man, with its apprehensions and aspirations? With their same dukh and sukh, I spoke about in the first para.
“I have the same worries and aspirations for future. Same apprehensions if the children will turn out well and have good careers or not.”

It is true, that once I had children, all my self-interests and care less impulsiveness gave way to worries of the future. Not the least of which was the worry for their safety, physical, emotional and psychological. Major part of their time was spent outside the home, in school and in the creche. How the things that they imbibe from the social atmosphere will affect their character, their thought processes and their choices and priorities? This was a cause of worry for me.

Yes, these ills in society are stemming for this one vice, i. e. selfishness. A few days ago, I had a big discussion with my son, regarding the self-interest of sections of society, and the marginalised sections of the society, who are still outside a certain margin. This margin is not unbreachable. We can see it breached in some developed states in the country. In most parts of the country, the focus of the populace is on the personal growth, better life quality and the common interests of the common man.

My son, interestingly was coming from the other direction in the discussion. I have managed to make an inroad in the way, he looks at opportunities for himself and for others, his fellow countrymen, who have the talent, ability and deserve to take their rightful place in the progress and development of the country, I hope, because he has not come to me with any counter-arguments on the topic :-).

This is my quest to make a balanced, truly intellectual success story out of my children. There is no ‘ism’ in this thought process, just a bit of logic and unselfishness. The conscious unwillingness to get embroiled in a conflict of interests which is a matter of perception. This really is a distraction, which our youth do not need.

The problems and issues in our country are centric and specific to our country. These have to be looked at with a prism of our own, not look for solutions to it, from examples of other nations and other societies.

I will move on to the song post.

The song is an iconic song from the 1981 film “Kranti’. The punch line, or the concluding line of the song is

Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa

“mera chana’ can be interpreted as ‘my passion’ or ‘my goal’, which really is to treat ‘khudgarzi’ i.e. selfishness as the enemy.

The song is iconic, as it has three legends of hindi film music singing it with the son of another legend. Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar are singing for Dilip Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha and Hema Malini, whereas Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Manoj Kumar in the song, which is written by Santosh Anand and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I used to hear the ‘sponsored programme’ of this film on Vividh bharati, I have seen the movie also long back. But I only recalled that Rafi Sahab is singing just one line for Dilip Kumar in this song. But now that I have seen and heard the song multiple times, the lines Rafi sahab is singing towards the end of the song, are definitely very significant and elevate the whole song to another level. The composition and orchestration have been kept very simple and basic by Laxmikant-pyarelal, so this is not a crowded song, with all these greats singing their parts, independently and together, with male and female chorus to add to the group.

This is the only song of these four singers. For Rafi sahab’s series, this must be the last such song remaining to be posted in the blog where Rafi sahab and Kishore Kumar are singing together, with or without Lata Mangeshkar and Nitin Mukesh. For Rafi-Lata duets, there are a few songs, at least one of them I plan to include in the series. So, this post takes care of Rafi sahab’s association with Kishore kumar, Nitin Mukesh and Santosh Anand.

Let us go to the song, and listen to the rendition which is a real ‘hair raising’ experience.

Audio:

Video:

Song-Chana jor garam baabu main laaya mazedaar chana jor garam(Kraanti)(1981) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Nitin Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Santosh Anand, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lata Mangeshkar + Kishore Kumar
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics
(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum ta ra
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum ta ra
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum taram
Tum tum ta ra ra ra
Tum tum taram

Tum tum taram taram
Tum tum taram taram
Duniya ke hain laakh dharam
Par apna ek karam
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam baabu
Main laayi majedaar
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Mera chana bana hai a’alaa
Jis mein daala garam masaala
iss ko khaayegaa dilwaala
Chana jor garam
Mera chana khaa gayaa goraa
Mera chana khaa gayaa goraa
Khaa ke ban gayaa tagda ghodaa
Main ne pakad ke usse marodaa
Maar ke tangdi uss ko todaa
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Mere chane ki aankh sharaabi
Sharaabi ee
chane ki aankh sharaabi
Ho oo
Iss ke dekho gaal gulaabi
Gulaabi ee
dekho gaal gulaabi
ho …
iss ka koyi nahin jawaabi
iss ka koyi nahin jawaabi
jaise koyi kudi punjaabi
jaise koyi kudi punjaabi ee

naache chhanan chhanan
naache chhanan chhanan
kothhe chadh ke tainu pukaaraan
sun le mere balam
chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laayi majedaar
Chana jor garam

Meraa chana khaa gaye gore
Gore meraa
chana khaa gaye gore
ho gore
jo ginti mein hain thhode
ho phir bhi maare ham ko kode
phir bhi maare ham ko kode
Tum tum taram taram

Tum tum taram taram
Laakhon kode toote phir bhi
Toota na dum kham
chana jor garam
Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam baabu
Main laaya majedaar
Chana jor garam

Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam
Chana jor garam(hoo oooo)
Chana jor garam(oooooo)
Chana jor garam(aa aaaa)
Chana jor garam(aaa aaaa)
Chana jor garam(ooo oooo)
Chana jor garam(ooo oooo)
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaa
Ooooo oooo
Oooooo oooo

Oooo oooooo
Ooooooo
Aaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Ho oooo oooo
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Sar kafan baandh ke niklaa hai
Deewaana hai yeh pagla hai
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Apnon se naataa jodegaa
Gairon se sar ko phodegaa
Apna yeh vachan nibhaayegaa
Maati ka karz chukaayegaa aa

chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Mit jaane ko mit jaayegaa
Azaad watan kar jaayegaa

Na to chori hai
Na to daakaa hai
Bas yeh to ek dhamaaka hai
Dhamaake mein aawaaz bhi hai
Ek soz bhi hai ae
Ek saaz bhi hai
Samjho to baat yeh saaf bhi hai
Aur na samjho to raaz bhi hai
Apni dharti apna hai gagan
Yeh meraa hai meraa hai watan
Apni dharti apna hai gagan
Yeh meraa hai meraa hai watan
Iss par jo aankh utthaayegaa
Zinda dafnaayaa jaayegaa
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa

Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Mera chana hai apni marzi kaa
Marzi ka bhai marzi ka
Yeh dushman hai khudgarzi kaa
Khudgarzi ka khudgarzi kaa
Aaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa
Aaaa aaaaa


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 :

4939 Post No. : 16791

A. R. Rehman – The musician of 21st century – 2
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64th Birthday of Kavita Krishnamurthy
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Once upon a time, in our office, the crowd was more interfering in each other’s lives. There would be judgmental comments about each other, if someone works very hard, there was gossip about them. If someone is not very hard working there would be gossip and snide comments about them. 90’s and early 2000’s was a time when all had more time to bother about other people. Interference is one way to look at it. We were in one corner of Mumbai, and there were very few people who travelled long distances to arrive, and most of us were from nearby areas. There was less of anonymity or disregard of big city atmosphere. Come to think of it, most of us used to think of the office as a second home. As the working day would be full of work, talking to people and friends. We were more open to all sort of talk, discussions and even gossip. The office building would be like a small village, where everyone knew everything about everyone. That was an atmosphere, where, every new day was a new beginning. And come weekend, we would be full of plans for the next week. On Monday, we will do this or start on that work.

I don’t know, it feels as if things have gradually changed over the decades. Now every Friday, most of us actually feel joy that there will be no office for 2 days. Long weekend is more joyous, we all wish each other happy weekend. Whereas earlier it was, ‘see you on Monday’.
There was no A.C. in the office, nor fancy blinds or fancy name plates on the cabins, not much eating out and very few snack parties. But those were the happier days. Today, I have more money to spend, more authority to assert, freer to shop what ever the sales persons bring to sell, more snacks and lunch to order from outside eateries, as the office canteen is still is very bad. But the comradery of old days is absent. For sure, not all is ingenuine, but still the happiness quotient is gone. Or maybe I am simply bored.

Yeah, change is a part of life. Colleagues and friends of the older generation have all retired. Some of the dear friends have moved away, or transferred to different places. One corner of Mumbai has begun to feel and behave like a city. I am ready to admit, that I may have also changed. As we mature, it brings a certain discretion, in how we deal with new people. What was working and meeting with other people, has now become more of a dealing with people. Or having learnt from so many experiences, I have learnt to have superficial contact with people. I thought being superficial is just not my nature. But recently, I am introspecting, that maybe I have become like everyone else. Not a good sight.

I have seen some people in my life, and every time I have resolved, never to be like them. Some times we encounter people with really ugly mindset. I have a friend, who would always be looking for excuses, why certain person behaves like that, or has such type of manner. For a longish time, I also tried to look the other way, whenever such ugliness showed its face. I became so adept at ignoring things, that it would take a new person coming into the set up and that person would show me with examples, that such and such things are happening and I am not even aware. So, this was actually a sort of tuning out, from the atmosphere, so the bad things are totally ignored.

The reason I went into the flashback and into those good old days is the song from the film ‘Taal’. In early 2000’s we used to have lot of extra curricular activities in the office. One of the favourite events was ‘antakshari’. In one of those competitions, I had my friend as my partner. This one was a serious competition, very serious with all the contestants very keen to win. The hosts had done lot of hard work, to prepare for the tough rounds. One such tough rounds were picking up chits of a set of words, and recognize the song, which I found to be very easy. We did very well in that round. We did well in the round for recognizing the mukhda from the stanza also. Then there was the round of ‘dumb-charade’ where the chit was for movie name. My partner, picked up the chit and it was ‘Taal’. She made the suitable ‘Taal’ action and I knew the name. But unfortunately, I could not sing any song, none would come to mind. Both me and my friend were repeating ‘taal se taal milaa’, but that is not mukhda. So, we lost those crucial points, despite recognizing so many of the songs in stanza/mukhda round and the ‘set of word’ round, we finished second.

The movie ‘Taal’ was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai, who celebrated his birthday on 24/01/2022. Now it is the birthday of Kavita krishnamurthy today, so the second version is by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sukhwendra Singh with Chorus. First version is actually a group song, which has Sonu Nigam with ARR, Anuradha Sriram, and Sujata Mohan. This song has long been in the list of Sonu Nigam songs, which I want to post. No better occasion, then Kavita Krishnamurthy’s birthday and post no. two of series on ARR. The Kavita Krishnamurthy version is listed as a separate song actually, but the same mukhda of first version is part of this song too, so it is a version song. The songs are picturized on Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna.

Those were cable TV days, so I have seen this movie on cable TV. Some Sundays were spent watching movies on cable TV, 2-5 and then 6-9 shows. They would show the newer movies at 11-2 also sometimes. Like all Subash Ghai movies, this was also a musical, teaming up with ARR for the first time, who teamed up with Anand Bakshi as lyricist for the first time. I find this score of a purely hindi film much more attractive then, the dubbed songs in Mani Ratnam films.
More on ARR in coming posts, so we can listen to this wonderful sufiana/situational song.

Part I Audio:

Part – I video:

Part – II video

Song-Ishq bina kya marna yaaron (Taal)(1999) Singers-Sonu Nigam, A R Rahman, Anuradha Sriram, Sujata Mohan/ Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sukhwinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

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Part I
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Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq a….
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq a….
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq ishq
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa

Neeche ishq hai
Upar rab hai
In donon ke
beech mein sab hai
Neeche ishq hai
Upar rab hai
In donon ke
beech mein sab hai
ek nahin sau
baatien kar lo
sau baaton ka
ek matlab hai ea
rab sab se sonaa
ishq ishq
rab se bhi sonaa
ishq a….
rab sab se sonaa
ishq ishq
rab se bhi sonaa
ishq a….

ho oo oooo
oooo ooooo
ho ooo oooooo
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
(Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa)
Heera na panna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq
Bas ek tamanna
Ishq ishq

Ishq hai kya
Yeh kis ko pataa
Yeh ishq hai kyaa aaa
Sab ko pataa aa
Yeh prem nagar
Anjaan dagar
Saajan ka ghar
Kya hai kis ko khabar
Chhotti si umar
Yeh lamba safar
Yeh ishq hai kya
Yeh kis ko pataa aa
Yeh dard hai ya
Dardon ki dawaa
Yeh koyi sanam
Ya aap khudaa
Yeh koyi sanam
Ya
aap khudaa
aap khudaa aaa

Ishq bina kya marna yaaraan
Ishq binaa kya jeenaa aa

Tum ne ishq ka naam sunaa hai ea
Ham ne ishq kiya hai ea

Phoolon ka gulshan
Ishq ishq
Kaanton ka daaman
Ishq a…
Phoolon ka gulshan
Ishq ishq
Kaanton ka daaman
Ishq a…

Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq
Gud se meethha
Ishq ishq
Imli se khatta
Ishq ishq

Ooo oooo
Ishq ishq
Oooo ooooo
Ishq ishq
Ooooo oooo
Ishq ishq
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

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Part II
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Kisi ko ishq ke ea
Waade ea
Kahin tum tod aaye hain
Magar yeh dil
Yeh jaan
Shayad wahin een ham
Chhod aaye hain ean

Ishq binaa aaa
Ishq binaa aaa aaaa
Aaaa aaa
Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaran
Ishq binaa kya marna
Aa aaaa

Ishq
Ishq
Ishq

Gud se meethha
Imli se khatta
Ishq
Waada yeh pakka
Ishq
Dhaaga yeh kachchaa
Ishq
Ooo oooo
Oooo ooooo
Ooooo oooo

Iss se pehle ea
iss raste mein
Kitne hi ee
mehboob gaye
hain
Iss se pehle ea
iss raste mein
Kitne hi ee
mehboob gaye hain ea
raste mein dariyaa hai koyi ee
raste mein ea
dariyaa hai koyi ee
iss mein saare ea
doob gaye ea hain en
har sach se sachcha
har jhoot se jhoota aa
waada yeh pakka aa
dhaaga yeh kachchaa
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa main
oo oo
ishq binaa wo
oo oo
ishq binaa aa

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron

Mansi…
I love you mansi
I love you

Aaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaa

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron

ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo

Ishq binaa kya jeena yaaron
Ishq binaa kya marna yaaron
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo
ishq binaa aa
oo oo


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 :

4935 Post No. : 16782

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets – 07
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I started this series in December 2020 with great enthusiasm, just after Geeta Dutt’s 900th song post had appeared in the blog.  The following 6 posts appeared in the series up to June 2021.

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets

1 Pandit Ho Ya Laala, Ya Gandhi Topiwala
2 Dil Ko Laga Ke Bhool Ki
3 Gaa Ae Dil Matwaale Jhoom Kar Saaz Utha Le
4 Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten Na Banaao
5 Hamen Maar Gai Re Tirchhi Nazariya Tori
6 Dekho To Dil Hi Mein Jalte Hain Jalne Waale

There has been a long break in this series inadvertently. Meanwhile, I have compiled a list of group songs of Mohammed Rafi – Geeta Roy/Dutt with other singers.

Sl. No. Song Film Composer
Singers Year Lyricist
1 Hum Banjaare Sang Hamaare Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Moti
2 Sambhal Sambhal Ke Jaiyyo Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Ram Murti
3 Kyon Karta Maan Jawaani Ka Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
4 Lab Pe Fariyaad Hai Dil Barbaad Hai Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
5 Ban Ban Kar Mit Gayin Hai Taqdeer Ki Lakeeren Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1950 Qamar Jalaalabaadi
6 Mere Jaisi Nahin Milegi Khamosh Sipahi Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlaani 1950 D N Madhok
7 Kabhi Ye Saath Na Choote Kisi Ki Yaad Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Paaro 1950 Moti
8 Hum Hain Kheton Ke Maharaj Hamen Darr Kaahe Ka Sheesh Mahal Vasant Desai
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Pushpa Hans 1950 Nazim Panipati
9 Humne Bhi Pyar Kiya Nakhre Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1951 Hasrat Lakhnavi
10 Ulfat Ki Zindagi Ke Jo Saal Hon Hazaar Hungama C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Rajinder Krishan
11 Kya Bataaun Mohabbat Hai Kya Parbat Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Shailendra
12 Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera Mashaal Jale Saari Ratiyaan Tarang Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Shamshad, Geeta, Chitragupta 1952 Ram Murty
13 Mera Dulha Shehar Se Aaya Re Do Dulhe B S Kalla
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Sarla 1955 Pt Indra
14 Ek Taraf..Joru Ne Nikala Hai Deewala Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, A R Ojha 1955 Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
15 Aaj Tera Gunehgaar Banda Khul Ja Sim Sim Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shashi Raj 1956 Asad Bhopali
16 Gunaahon Ka Chirag Kabhi Jal Na Sakega Agra Road Roshan
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1957 Bharat Vyas
17 Bhaiya Kaam Karo Mat Aaraam Karo Balyogi Upmanyu Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Bharat Vyas
18 Hamen Maar Gayi Tirchhi Nazariya Tori Chaal Baaz Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Anjum Jaipuri
19 Do Do Hain Deewaane Mere Parwaane Baazigar Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1959 Prem Dhawan
20 Kaun Jaane Re Baba Jawani Ki Hawa Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt 1959 Shailendra
21 Teri Taqdeer Ka Sitaara Kamaal Hai Zabak Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1961 Prem Dhawan
22 Takht Na Hoga Taaj Na Hoga Aaj Aur Kal Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Geeta Dutta 1963 Sahir Ludhianvi
23 Agar Hum Tumhen Dekh..Jinhen Rukh Se Parda Haqdaar Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Nirmala, Manna Dey 1964 Prem Warbartani
24 Hum Khoob Jante Hain Kya Dil Mein Hai Tumhaare – Film Hi Film
– Saajan Ki Galiyaan (UR)
Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Geeta Dutt 1983
(1960s)
Hasrat Jaipuri

Songs at Sl. No. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23 & 24 are not yet posted in the blog.  The song I am presenting today is at Sl. No. 17, i.e. from the film ‘Balyogi Upmanyu’ (1958).  Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this mythological film’s songs composed by Chitragupt.  Here Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar are accompanying Geeta Dutt for singing this song talking of hard work, fruits of hard work, farming, self-confidence, hope and a certain bragging attitude etc.  But the happy spirit of the song is infectious, and one can listen to it again and again.

The following 2 songs of this movie are posted in the blog, making this the 3rd song.

Baalyogi Upmanyu(1958)(2/8) MD-Chitragupta

Duniya Ke Anyaaiyon Anyaay Ki Hoti Khair Nahin

Mann Nirgun Ke Geet Ab Gaata Jaa

I found this song a few days ago, while looking for Chitragupt-Rafi songs, and I thought it is a very enjoyable and nice composition.  All three singers are in sync with the accompanying chorus.  I need to post some solos to even out the series.  There are too many songs by Geeta Dutt in obscure films.  I have not done bad so far, considering the songs were all new songs for me.   Hope to find some known, popular songs not yet posted to fit in the series.


Song – Kaam Karo. . . Mat Araam Karo (Balyogi Upmanyu) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
Male + Female Chorus

Lyrics

sukhi nahi woh
jo sone chaandi mein hain..ae madhosh
dhani bade nirdhan hain bhaiyaa..aa
sachcha dhan santosh

ho ho oooo
haay ea
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa

neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
chaandi se baadal
barse gagan se
jhoome hamaare khet ho
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

raja hain hum
maharaaja hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
rajaa hain hum
maharaajaa hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana aa
ambar hai pyaara
chhat par hamaara
dharti hamaara khazaana
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ha ha ha aa aaa aaa aa)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
(aa aaa aaaa aaaaa)

apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
hum ko to laage meethhi badi
apne mehnat ki rookhi do roti
ho bhaiyaa
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

o ho ho ooooo
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena aa
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badal den maheena
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badalte maheenaa
ho bhaiyya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
(ho ho ooooo)


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