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This article is written by Sudhir, 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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Today, 28th March, is the remembrance day of another famous creator of musical melodies who has given us some of the most charming songs rooted in the classical music of our country. Shrinath Tripathi or SN Tripathi, passed away, this day in 1988 in Bombay, at the age of 75.

Regulars will remember the film ‘Achhoot Kanya’ (1936), and the iconic song “Main Ban Ki Chidiya Ban Ke Ban Ban Boloon Re”, so wonderfully composed by Saraswati Devi, and rendered by Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani, In an interview once, Ashok Kumar had described how this song was prepared. He was a novice at that time, and not a trained singer. He says that this song was rehearsed for almost a month before Saraswati Devi was satisfied enough to proceed to the recording room. The main stumbling notes for Ashok Kumar and for Devika Rani were the enhanced emphasis on “. . .Boloon Re” and “. . .Doloon Re”. Ashok Kumar narrates that it took him and Devika Rani one full month to render this emphasis to the satisfaction of the music director. A lesser known trivia attached to this anecdote is that SN Tripathi was the assistant music director for this film, and he conducted these rehearsals with the singers for the said one month.

Born in Benaras on 14th March, 1913, young Shrinath got associated quite early with Badriprasad, who was also from Benaras. [Note: Yes, the same Badriprasad whom we are more familiar as a character actor / music director / dance director / story and dialogue writer in Hindi films.] Badriprasad was already associated with the theatre scene in Benaras. Shrinath started to assist him with composing music for the stage plays, according to the scene and action on stage. In the company of Badriprasad, he also got wonderful opportunities to meet and listen to many other artists of classical music, vocal and instrumental, as part of the active cultural environment in the city.

Later, Badriprasad made his way to Calcutta and joined the theatre activities there, and eventually moved to films, and thence migrated to Bomabay (now Mumbai). Shrinath came to Lucknow and joined the Morris College of Music. That is where he met with Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, who had come scouting for music talent for their production house – Bombay Talkies. They invited Shrinath to Bombay, and he joined them as a violinist and and assistant in the music department. The year would have been 1933 or 34, as his first credits are as the assistant music director for the 1934 film ‘Jeevan Naiya’.

He remained with Bombay Talkies till the release of film ‘Bhabhi’ in 1938. The he struck out, seeking assignments as an independent music director. His first break was with the film ‘Chandan’, which was apparently delayed and got released in 1941. There started a career that continued till the mid 1980s. His last film was ‘Mahasati Tulsi’ (1985). From the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, his assignments dwindled quiet a bit. The musical tastes were changing more towards orchestral and western style tunes. He got confined to religious films and regional films. Coming into the 1980s, he did only 3 films from 1981 to 1985.

As happens usually, the industry stopped paying any attention and his last years were spent in financial difficulties. He left this world after a brief illness, in 1988.

The film ‘Choodiyaan’ was released in 1942. The film was produced under the banner of Prakash Pictures and was directed by KJ Parmar and LJ Bhatt. The cast of actors included Prem Adeeb, Maya Bannerji, Jeevan, Shakir, Gulab, Bholaram, Meher Sultana, Baby Tara, Ranibala, Sitaram, Chiman Seth, Lakshmi, Vasant Kanse, Athawale, OP Sharma amongst others.

The film had eleven songs written by five lyricists – Pt Indra, prem Adib, Ramesh Gupta, Sharma and Tiwari. This song is written by Tiwari. My intuition says that the full name of this song writer is Neelkanth Tiwari. The time period is the same. His career also begins from 1941.

The song is rendered by Rajkumari (Rajkumari Dubey). The song presents a generic ode to the jewllery item ‘choodi’ (bangle). The song presents a  brief description about its construction, and its importance. The beauty of the song is that it is presented as a first person i,.e. the bangle itself is presenting this song. Given that the name of the film is ‘Choodiyaan’, this song might well have been the theme song of the film, and quite possibly may have been played at the time of credits. I request more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about this song and it picturization.

With this song, the film ‘Choodiyaan’ makes its debut on our blog. 🙂

[Note: There is one word in the lyrics that I seek help from readers to decipher. It is in the second antaraa. I request other readers and friends with keener ears to please help.]

Song – Choodi Hoon Main, Ek Kahaani Hoon Main (Choodiyaan) (1942) Singer – Rajkumari, Lyrics – Tiwari, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
bana kaanch ka hai kada mera tan
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
darpan sa nirmal hai par mera mann
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
zara thhes pahunchi tadakti hoon main
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
aisa hai naari ka komal ye mann
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
naari ke sapnon ki rani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
patli kalaai hai phoolon ki daal
chidiya si us par chehakti hoon main
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
pyaari ke yauwan ka main hoon basant
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
preetam ke mann mein thhirakti hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
laakhon baras ki jawaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
naari ke
naari ke sukh ki nishaani hoon main
choodi hoon main
ek kahaani hoon main

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
बना काँच का है कड़ा मेरा तन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
दर्पण सा निर्मल है पर मेरा मन
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ज़रा ठेस पहुंची तड़कती हूँ मैं
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
ऐसा नारी का कोमल ये मन
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
नारी के सपनों की रानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं

पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
पतली कलाई है फूलों की डाल
चिड़िया सी उस पर चहकती हूँ मैं
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्यारी के यौवन का मैं हूँ बसंत
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
प्रीतम के मन में थिरकती हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
लाखों बरस की जवानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
नारी के
नारी के सुख की निशानी हूँ मैं
चूड़ी हूँ मैं
एक कहानी हूँ मैं


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

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Four films in his debut year. An accomplishment that is not claimed by many other music directors. The year – 1966. And the films – ‘Thakur Jarnail Singh’, ‘Smuggler’, ‘Shera Daku’ and ‘Husn Aur Ishq’. And a sampler of hits from these films – the all time favorite “Hum Tere Bin Jee Na Sakenge Sanam”; the timeless Rafi Sb – Suman Kalyanour duet “Hum Jahaan Hai Wo Maqaam Husn Aur Ishq Hai”; the lilting Mukesh solo “Ae Mere Dil Teri Manzil”; the haunting Lata solo “Intezaar Ka Aalam, Tanhaai Aur Hum”; the racy cabaret number by Lata – “Dil Ka Lagaana Is Duniya Mein”. Songs all made memorable by the lilting tunes mixed with wonderful rhythm and orchestration – the music coming from the mind of Ganesh Prasad Sharma.

Remembering music director Ganesh – he passed away on 28th March, 2000. He was 58.

Ganesh Prasad Sharma, son of the venerable Ram Prasad Sharma, came on to the film scene in early 1960s, working along with the music director duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal. He was the younger brother of Pyaarelal. His work accompanying his elder brother as and arranger and orchestration expert. As the word got around about his talent, and his ability to create attractive rhythm and orchestration arrangements, and by the middle of the decade he started getting assignments as independent music directors. The rush of assignments was such that he had to turn down some offers, right at the beginning of his career.

Over the years, however, despite creating some very wonderful music for films, his career did not really develop much beyond the initial euphoria. Around mid 1970s, after having composed music for almost 25 films, his career simply faded away. The general opinion is that Ganesh could not get away from the shadow of the more illustrious and successful team of Laxmi-Pyaare. Since he continued to work with L-P also, the quality and characteristics of the music of his own independent films never really stood out as distinct. The similarity between the two threads of music did not allow him to create a truly independent identity for himself.

Today, I present a duet song from the 1973 film ‘Ek Naari Do Roop’. The film is remembered for the iconic favorite in Rafi Sb’s voice – “Dil Ka Soona Saaz Taraana Dhoondega”. The film is produced by the famous BR Ishara under the banner of Co-Operative Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Madhusudan. The cast of actors is listed as Shatrughan Sinha, Rashmi Dhawan, Mehmood (Junior), Iftekhar, Madan Puri, Nadira, Roopesh Kumar, Malika, Chaman Puri, Honey Chhaya, Sapru, Lalita Kumari, Maruti, Kaajal, Rajni, Moolchand, Qureshi, Ranveer Raj, Subhash, Master Sheru, Master Ratan, and Master Chiku, with a guest appearance by Asha Sachdev.

The film has five songs listed. Four of these songs are already showcased on our blog. Today we bring on board the fifth and final song of this film. The song is penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The singing voices are of Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar. On screen, the song is performed by Shatrughan Sinha and Rashmi Dhawan. The name Rashmi Dhawan is not very familiar as a heroine. Her name can be seen in just one more film ‘Mann Tera Tan Mera’ from 1971, which is also produced by BR Ishara. She had a side role in that film – the lead pair is listed as Anil Dhawan and Rehana Sultana. So apparently, ‘Ek Naari Do Roop’ is the only film of this actress as the heroine.

The song is picturised as a love song, with the protagonists expressing their feelings of first love for each other, in a beach scenario. Shatrughan has a very trim and fresh look in this film,

The post also rings in the Yippeee status for this film. The earlier four songs of this film have appeared in the blog as follows.

S.No.

Song Title Film Year Post No,

Post Date

1 Dil Ka Soona Saaz Taraana Dhoondhega Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 13 31-Jul-08
2 Mere Mann Pawan Sang Udd Chal Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 7771 28-Mar-13
3 Zindagi Mein Sada Muskuraate Raho Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 14830 8-Jan-19
4 Ham Hi Jaanen Ek Torey Manwa Ki Peer Ek Naari Do Roop 1973 15028 14-May-19

A very interesting thing to note here. The first song of this film, posted as far back as on 31st July, 2008, is the first teen song of our blog. And the film is the first teen film. What I mean is that this film made its debut as the 13th song on the blog, and also that it is the 13th film to appear on the blog. 🙂

And further, those were the days when the blog was still following ‘song-a-day’ convention. So it was also the 13th day for the blog. 🙂

Song – Tum Samjho To Achha Hai, Main Bolun To Kya Bolun (Ek Naari Do Roop) (1973) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Ganesh
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

hmmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmmmmm
aa ha ha ha ha

arey
chup kyon ho gayi
gaao naa

na
na
na
na
oohn hoon

tum samjho
to achha hai
main bolun
to kya bolun
tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun
bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo
tum se hi jawaani hai
ye duniya suhaani hai
meri jaan
tum ye kya jaano

kya keh rahin hain aap

tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun
arey tum samjho to achha hai
main bolun to kya bolun

ho ke dewwana main kaise luta
dil se mere tum ye poochho zara
ho ke dewwana main kaise luta
dil se mere tum ye poochho zara
kehta hai ye mera dil
meri hai yahi manzil
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun. . .
na na na
tum samjho to achha hai

dekha jo tumko ae mere sanam
meri jawaani ke behke kadam
oy hoy
dekha jo tumko ae mere sanam
meri jawaani ke behke kadam
pehle bhi mila saawan
bheega bhi nahin daaman
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum samjho to achha hai
na
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun

baahon mein le lo ye mehka badan
tum ho meri tumko jaane chaman
baahon mein le lo ye mehka badan
tum ho meri tumko jaane chaman
chheena hai
hazaaron se
maanga hai
bahaaron se
meri jaan tum ye kya jaano
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun
bolo
bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo bolo
tum se hi jawaani hai
ye duniya suhaani hai
meri jaan
tum ye kya jaano

kya keh rahin hain aap
tum bolo to achha ha
main bolun to kya bolun

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्ममममम
आ हा हा हा हा

अरे चुप क्यों गईं
गाओ ना

ना
ना
ना
ना
ऊँ हूँ

तुम समझो
तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ
तो क्या बोलूँ
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो
तुमसे ही जवानी है
ये दुनिया सुहानी है
मेरी जाँ
तुम ये क्या जानो

क्या कह रहीं हैं आप

तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
अरे तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ

हो के दीवाना मैं कैसे लुटा
दिल से मेरे तुम ये पूछो ज़रा
हो के दीवाना मैं कैसे लुटा
दिल से मेरे तुम ये पूछो ज़रा
कहता है ये मेरा दिल
मेरी है यही मंज़िल
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ॰ ॰ ॰
ना ना ना
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है

देखा जो तुमको ए मेरे सनम
मेरी जवानी के बहके कदम
ओय होय
देखा जो तुमको ए मेरे सनम
मेरी जवानी के बहके कदम
पहले भी मिला सावन
भीगा भी नहीं दामन
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम समझो तो अच्छा है
ना
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ

बाहों में ले लो ये महका बदन
तुम हो मेरी तुमको जाने चमन
बाहों में ले लो ये महका बदन
तुम हो मेरी तुमको जाने चमन
छीना है
हजारों से
मांगा है
बहारों से
मेरी जाँ तुम ये क्या जानो
तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ
बोलो
बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो बोलो
तुमसे ही जवानी है
ये दुनिया सुहानी है
मेरी जाँ
तुम ये क्या जानो

क्या कह रहे हैं आप

तुम बोलो तो अच्छा है
मैं बोलूँ तो क्या बोलूँ


This article is written by Sudhir, 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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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 17
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Aah yes, this one too. 😀 😀

This iconic creation from the team of Majrooh Sb and SD Burman, preparing such delicious offerings for the 1958 film ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’, got reused in a recent film. The memorable film needs no introduction, and neither do its songs and music. Great songs, falling in the category of ‘evergreen’, or ‘सदाबहार’ as Bakshi ji prefers to describe such songs.

This everlasting piece of naughty music, rendered equally playfully by Kishore Kumar, and the icing to top all these superlatives is the on screen performance by Kishore Da himself. Walking down the stairs backwards, talking to his tools, and making music from them, and all the while getting on the nerves of the lady customer who has barged into the car repair workshop run by three brothers whose motto in life is to dislike women. And that too at 2 am. Regulars will remember the beginning of this episode. Kishore is woken up in the middle of the night, a very rainy night, by a damsel drenched in rain. He wishes for her to disappear – quite a disturbance to his sleep while he is on active night duty. When the lady points out to the light glowing on the signboard that says ‘Day & Night Service’, the sleep starved hero shuts off the light bulb and declares – there, we are no longer day and night service – good bye.

All this preamble and then the song and its performance – the memories keep us music lovers awake at night.

Fast forward to 2013. A film came, titled ‘Listen Amaya’. The key thing that made this film attractive was the lead pair – Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh – teamed up once again after a gap of many years. Between 1981 and 1985, the two had appeared in six films as the lead pair. And the film names tell the story – ‘Chashme Buddoor’ (1981), ‘Saath Saath’ (1982), ‘Katha’ (1982), ‘Rang Birangi’ (1983), ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1983) and ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’ (1983). Then in 1985, they again appeared together in Yash Chopra’s ‘Faasle’, albeit this time they were not the lead pair.

After ‘Faasle’, we do not see them together, goodness, till 2011. That year, the film ‘Tell Me, O Khuda’ was released. This is a film directed by Hema Malini, and was intended as the launch vehicle for her daugther, Esha Deol. Again, in this film, Farooque and Deepti were not the lead pair. They played the roles of foster parents of the leading lady Esha Deol. So effectively, ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’in 1983 turns out to be their last outing together as the romantic lead pair.

Thirty years later, in 2013, comes ‘Listen Amaya’, and we see this pair once again playing the roles of a mature couple finding romance and love in their later years.

[Ed Note: Regulars will recall a similar film had come in 2005 – ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. In that film, another fabulous romantic pair – Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor – of the ‘Bobby’ (1973) fame, had come together yet once again on the silver screen, to play the roles of mature single adults finding soulmates in their later years. Dimple and Rishi had also appeared in the film ‘Saagar’ (1985) as the lead romantic pair.]

Leela (Deepti) is a widow who owns and manages a library café – ‘Book A Coffee’. She has a daughter, Amaya, role played by Swara Bhaskar, who is a budding writer. Into their lives, walks in Jayant (Farooque), a widower, and a photographer by profession. Leela and Jayant are attracted towards each other, much to the discomfort of Amaya, who does not relish the thought of her mother being romantically involved. Although, she also is working with Jayant on a coffee table book about the old bazaars and market places of Delhi, but in her mind she hits a wall, when it comes to accept him as another man in her mother’s life.

The film is beautifully contoured around the concepts of memories and realities of life – passages of real life that slide into memories and portions of memory that become parts of life again. It is a touching tale of coming to terms with one’s own maturity, as on the part of Amaya, and on the other hand, acceptance and realization of emotions, without fanfare, without the flourish of animated expressions, on the part of Leela and Jayant. When Amaya is all too disturbed about the budding relationship in her mother’s life, the protagonists calmly give in, and decide to discontinue meeting, without a word being said, or any regrets being announced. And when Amaya sees this upcoming consequential circumstance, she finds herself flummoxed, to be at the fulcrum of a possible second disaster in her mother’s life. The sternest exchange that we see between the mother and daughter is when Leela admonishes Amaya telling her that she still is her mother and will continue to take care of her. And the softest touch of complaint is when Amaya finally reaches out to Jayant on the day their book is to be published, hugs him with the words asking the question – why does he never gets angry. A much more endearing assay about finding love than ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. My humble opinion of course.

But what about this song, you will ask. Ah yes, we have to get back to the song, a repeat one at that, giving me the 17th opportunity of this series. 🙂 Amaya herself has a romantic link up in this film, with the young man Raghav (role played by Siddhant Karnick). Although part of the side plot, Raghav has an important part as in showing up the mirror to Amaya about what her feelings and reactions towards her mother’s life are all about.

Okay so this film needed a rocking romantic relief (not exactly, but something a la comic relief, a practice invented by the dramatists of the yore). So Raghav is an intelligent guy – to win over his lady love, he actually starts with the mother of his lady love, making his way to the heart of his beloved through the mind of his beloved’s mother. That is another thing that majority of the song as picturized, is spent in a dream sequence of wide open eyes where he is serenading his lady love actually.

There are three songs in this film, that have been created by the husband wife team of Indraneel Hariharan, the music director, and Poonam Hariharan, the lyricist. This ‘rocking romantic relief’ song is a re-rendition of the ‘सदाबहार’ classic, as mentioned above. The lyrics and the music of the song remain the same. Only that it has been re-recorded in the voice of Kunal Ganjawala for ‘Listen Amaya’. Another variation is that of the three original stanzas, only two have been used in this re-rendition. On screen, the song is performed by Siddhant Karnick. The venue of the song is the library café that is run by Leela. The song starts with Raghav trying to win over Leela. But then right after the mukhda is done, his mind slides into the fantasy plane, and he is now wooing Amaya in the dream world. The starting scene is kind of same as the car repair workshop from the original film. And that is in black and white too. But soon, color is ‘restored’ and we see more contemporary scenarios to motivate the romancing mood.

And the all too lovely effect – the sound of two clicks near the end of song. In the original, we have Kishore Kumar tapping in the final nut to finish the repair job. In the rerun, we have Leela snapping her fingers to get Raghav back from his reverie to the real world. Classic touch. 🙂

So two films from recent years, on romantic relationships between mature adults, have been picked up for this series – both having re-used an iconic popular hit from the golden era.

Time to do it again. . . 🙂

Song – Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si  (Listen Amaya) (2013) Singer – Kunal Ganjawala, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dhundhlaati huyi
balkhaati huyi

saawan ki sooni raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tanati jhukti
chalti rukti
nikli andheri raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
he he
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
धुंधलाती हुई
बलखाती हुई
सावन की सूनी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तनती झुकती
चलती रुकती
निकली अंधेरी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
हे हे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है


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

Blog Day :

4243 Post No. : 15462

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 11
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This post is likely the one which has been the most scrambled for. Leap day it is. So much history and folklore around this date, no doubt. But notwithstanding that, it struck us quite late in the day, as to how such a rare occasion be not celebrated, and not represented on our blog. We are all adept at combining celebrations and conjuring up milestones and reasons to post a celebratory article. So how come this leap day phenomena be left by the side. So we got going to get something in place, but it was quite late that we got started. Here is a brief about the gensis.

Time is 6:48 in the evening. An innocent query laden email from dear Arun ji lands in the mail box. He is enquiring about 29th Feb, 2016. The date seems to be blanked out on the blog, so were not posts added that day or is that an error of logging on the blog.

7:30 pm comes the response from Atul ji – yes, in 2016, the leap day actually was dot day.

Within one minute at 7.31 pm lands another follow up from Atul ji – and I quote –

“Today I wanted to post a blog leap day challenge, but my internet at home as well as office let me down. Atul”

There is radio silence for another about one hour or so. Around 8:20, I am back on my laptop, checking emails, and run into this exchange that has recently happened. It is 8:25 pm by the time I jump into the flow, and write to Atul ji, enquiring what did he have in mind.

Another 25 minutes creep by. It is 8:52 when Atul ji reply lands in the mail box. He wanted to follow up with a ‘challenge’ type post using one of the un-yippeee’d films from the list of posts from 29th Feb, 2012. Despite all the lethargy and laziness, I am stirred up to take on this challenge. Quickly I make a check of the films used on 29th Feb 2012. The list reads like,

Ban Ban Ke Bigadti Hai Taqdeer Gareebon Ki Guzaara 1954
Dil Ko Hai Tumse Pyaar Kyun NFS – Jagmohan `Sursagar` 1945
Tum Saamne Aakar Jis Dam Khazaanchi 1958
Dhal Chuki Shaam E Gham Kohinoor 1960
Bhare Hain Aankh Mein Aansoo Saara Jahaan Hamaara 1961
Manzil Ki Chaah Mein Devdas 1955

Only two films stand out as the candidates for this challenge – ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 and ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’ from 1961. Given the familiarity of the film and songs, I am tempted to attempt ‘Saara Jahaan Hamaara’. But then another peculiarity tries to pull my attention. The film ‘Guzaara’ from 1954 made its debut on the blog on this day – the leap – of 2012. And then – nothing else. For the past 8 years, the film has been sitting neglected, on one of the most interesting calendar days in, well, in the calendar. 🙂

And so, I decided to pick ‘Guzaara’. I sent out an email to Atul ji at 9:11 (that sounds almost sinister. . .) with the message – “‘Guzaara’ from 1954 would be an interesting candidate. Only one song, posted on leap day 2012, now second song on leap day 2020. 😀 :D”.

This time, the response is very immediate. Within a minute Atul ji confirms that he was also thinking to pick this film.

Poor ‘Guzaara’ – has been sitting on the bench for – goodness, 8 years. आते जाते हुये, the other films would ask cursorily – “How’s it going? Idling for long??”

And listlessly (pun intended) ‘Guzaara’ would reply – “गुज़ारा चल रहा है”. :D)  :D)

And then suddenly another thought passed into the mind’s channels. Debut on the leap day in 2012, no action till the leap day on 2020, when the second song gets posted. And I hope this does not lead to a typecasting (so common in the industry, no?). because if it does, then poor ‘Guzaara’ would take more than two decades to get yippeee’d for its 8 songs. (LOL)

‘Guzaara’ is a social film from the production house of Aaina Pictures, Bombay produced and directed by SM Yusuf. The star cast is listed as Karan Diwan, Paro, Jabeen, Mirza Musharraf, Chand Burque, Baby Naaz, Romi, SM Yusuf, Manju, Tiwari, Baalam, Faizi, Sangeeta, Chhagan Romeo, Mehru. Hmmm. . . Karan Dewan and Paro, this would have been an important film of its time. The eight songs of this film are written by Fauq Zami – two songs, Muneer Lakhnavi – one song, and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan five songs. The music direction is by Ghulam Mohammed. The film comes from the same year as ‘Mirza Ghalib’, one of the most well known films with music by him.

Today’s song is a “sales pitch” song, rendered by Rafi Sb. The item for sale is ‘bhajia’, and the song goes along with homilies and interesting advises, as it tries to make better of selling ‘pakodas’. 😉 Looking at the star cast, the most likely candidate for performing this song is Karan Dewan himself. I cannot bring myself to imagine that Mirza Musharraf or Baalam would take on performing this song on screen. I would request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this song, and the film.

Ah so, the leap challenge, at last. And the film gets its second song on the blog, on the same leap day, eight years apart. Come to think of it – do we know what is the origin of the term ‘leap’ as it applies to this date and this calendar terminology. Hmmm. . . as we look at the calendars progression from one year to the next, and given 365 days in the year and 7 days in the week, the thumb rule is that the new year starts on the weekday, next to the day on which the previous year starts. Except for this peculiar creature called ‘leap year’ when the sequence of week day ‘leaps’ ahead by one day. Oh yes, this is the simple explanation available from dictionary.com.

I am sure all are familiar with the rules of the Julian calendar, set is place by Julius Ceaser, which instituted this leap day’s concept, and the later correction by Pope Gregory, resulting in the Gregorian calendar that makes an exception for missing a leap year every 100th year, but then also not missing it every 400th year, to account for the correct number of days passing per year, given that the earth uses up 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, give or take a few milliseconds here and there, to completely go once around the sun. That is being astronomically correct. Otherwise, what would we know better, just being used for waking up with sunrise every day. Leap day, leap year – what does it matter. At the end of the day, and quoting from another song by Rafi Sb – “Jitni Likhi Thhi Muqaddar Mein. . .” – the number of breaths destined are what it is. History records that in 1582, when Pope Gregory announced this correction to the calendar, the official dates were adjusted by 10 days, There were riots in the city of Vatican and the common man protested, wanting 10 days of their lives to be returned.

Ah well, as the world turns. And not very precisely so. 🙂

So listen to Rafi Sb, and enjoy the ‘bhajias’.

Song – Duniya Ki Haalat Naram Naram (Guzaara) (1954) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Ghulam Mohammed
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

tu ne bhi muft ki khaai hai
kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
o kya tu bhi mera bhai hai
meri hi tareh honge mister
tere pichhle janam ke karam karam
ho munna pichhle janam ke karam karam
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

hum tumko kahaan se den bhiksha
o bhaiyya ja kar ke khencho riksha
ho munna ja kar ke khencho riksha
mat desh pe apne bojh bahno
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hai ye hi hamaara dharam dharam
hoye
duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram

chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
chaar aane mein insaan bikey
do aane mein imaan bikey
ek aane mein bhagwan bikey
ae duniya waalo shame shame shame
ae duniya waalo sharam sharam

o duniya ki haalat naram naram
o duniya ki haalat naram naram
halwa chhodo
poori chhodo
bhajiye kha lo garam garam
duniya ki haalat naram naram
hoye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

तूने भी मुफ्त की खाई है
क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
ओ क्या तू भी मेरा भाई है
मेरी ही तरह होंगे मिस्टर
तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
हो मुन्ना तेरे जनम के पिछले करम करम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

हुम तुमको कहाँ से दें भिक्षा
ओ भईय्या जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
हो मुन्ना जा कर के खेंचो रिक्शा
मत देश पे अपने बोझ बनो
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
है ये ही हमारा धरम धरम
होये दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम

चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
चार आने में इंसान बिके
दो आने में इमार बिके
एक आने में भगवान बिके
ए दुनिया वालो शेम शेम शेम
ए दुनिया वालो शरम शरम

ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
ओ दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम
हलवा छोड़ो
पूरी छोड़ो
भाजिया खा लो गरम गरम
दुनिया की हालत नरम नरम


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

Blog Day :

4216 Post No. : 15417

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 10
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Ah, a post waiting for some time now to come on board. This post and this song is specially for dear Avinash ji. 🙂 🙂

As you listen to the song, and the words settle down in the mind, you can almost imagine – Avinash ji, on his flight back from Kenya to India, thinking about this song. And then the landing at Mumbai, then passing thru the immigration and baggage collect. He bumps into an old friend while waiting for the bags. The friend asks him where from he is returning. Avinash ji says, Kenya. The friend says – अरे यार, वो भी कोई जगह है देखने की, see, I am returning from Barcelona, now that is a place to visit. And instantly Avinash ji breaks into this song, telling his friend “Tum Ne Dekha Kya Bhala, Gar Na Dekha Aafrika”. And there is a loud applause from the crowd waiting for their baggage.

And then, Avinash ji decides that this song must also be screened for the musical bandwagon on our blog. The Atulites must be made aware – they have missed something significant in life – “तुमने क्या देखा भला, जो ना देखा आफ्रिका”.  🙂

The song is performed as a club dance cum stage dance setting. A fiesty rock and roll number, which should have been heard more. But maybe then, the 1960s was overflowing with such rollicking dance numbers. The film itself, of course did not seem to have made any impact, and so this superb song seems to have dived below the radar of listeners.

The first one to make an entrance is Bela Bose, all made up as a native African belle. Next on the scene is Bhagwan Dada, also in an African attire and face wash. The first stanza goes by. And then, in the second stanza, we have Chandrashekhar make his appearance – a white man, suited and booted, riding in an open car. He declares that he was on way to America (jeez) but then the beauty of Africa and the African ‘माहजबीं’ made him change his mind. Quite a stretch of imagination here by Bakshi Sb (I mean Anand Bakshi 🙂 ), calling a dark and dusky damsel as ‘माहजबीं’ (literal meaning – moon faced).

And then we are on to the third stanza, in which Bhagwan Dada, feeling threatened by the invasion of the white male competitor, advises his heart throb that the fair color is not so fair, if the heart is not in the game.

In the interludes, we see the audience as well as a quartet of sinister looking ‘thugs’ who are apparently up to no good, and most likely are looking for somebody. Could be the scenario is that Bhagwan and Chandrashekhar are on the run followed by this quartet, and they both mingle in with this performance, trying to hide behind the disguises. Now isn’t that so original 🙂

The film is ‘Hum Deewaane’ from 1965. Produced under the banner of Young India Entertainer, Bombay, the film is directed by Bhagwan himself. The star cast is listed as Mumtaz, Chandrashekhar, Bhagwan, Helen, Iftikhar, Anwar, Agha, Maruti, Rajan Haksar, Kundan, Prem Sagar, Rajan Kapoor, Kanchanmala and Bela Bose.

The songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is by C Ramchandra under the name of Anna Saheb. This song is an all male duet in the voices of C Ramchandra himself, as Chitalkar, accompanied by Mahendra Kapoor.

Goodness, almost one and a half years since the last post in this series. I need to pull up my socks. 🙂

 

Song – Tum Ne Dekha Kya Bhala, Gar Na Dekha Aafrika (Hum Deewaane) (1965) Singer – Chitalkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Anna Sahab (C Ramchandra)
Chitalkar + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

muskura o dilruba
ho ja fida honay de fida
muskura o dilruba
ho ja fida honay de fida
jeene ka yahi hai
jeene ka yahi hai
tareeka
tareeka
tareeka
hoye tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

thi whaan wo mahjabeen
reh gaya main bhi wahin
thi whaan wo mahjabeen
reh gaya main bhi wahin
jaan tha mujhe
arey jaana tha mujhe
amreeka
amreeka
amreeka
haa haa
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

o sanam teri kasam
kaale hain par dilwaale hum
o sanam teri kasam
kaale hain par dilwaale hum
dil bina ye rang gora
dil bina ye rang gora
hai pheeka
hai pheeka
hai pheeka
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tum ne dekha kya bhala
gar na dekha afrika
tanga neeka
taaanga neeka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

मुस्कुरा ओ दिलरुबा
हो जा फिदा होने दे फिदा
मुस्कुरा ओ दिलरुबा
हो जा फिदा होने दे फिदा
जीने का यही है
जीने का यही है
तरीका
तरीका
तरीका
होय तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

थी वहाँ वो माहजबीं
रह गया मैं भी वहीं
थी वहाँ वो माहजबीं
रह गया मैं भी वहीं
जाना था मुझे
अरे जाना था मुझे
अमरीका
अमरीका
अमरीका
हा हा
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

ओ सनम तेरी कसम
काले हैं पर दिलवाले हम
ओ सनम तेरी कसम
काले हैं पर दिलवाले हम
दिल बिना ये रंग गोरा
दिल बिना ये रंग गोरा
है फीका
है फीका
है फीका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका

तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
तुमने देखा क्या भला
गर ना देखा आफ्रिका
टांगा नीका
टां॰॰गा नीका


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 : 4209 Post No. : 15404

Greetings all for the celebration today – the anniversary of declaration of our nation as a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic.

The Constituent Assembly, consisting of 389 eminent people from across all walks of life and all population segments in the country, was established on 6th December, 1946. After a string of debates, which included public debates in different parts of the country, the Assembly agreed to adopt our constitution on 6th November, 1949. And then on 26th January of 1950, the nation of India, that is Bharat, was declared as being governed according to this document which is the supreme law of our land.

The Preamble to the constitution states the following,

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

 

The constitution become the bedrock foundation for enunciating all the defining principles of governance and jurisprudence, which in turn form the source of all the laws that apply to our country and its citizens.

In terms of an identity, a nation is characterized and represented by a set of symbols which identify and define it. Wherever we may be in this world, whatever may be the query about what India is, the answers will always be in terms of certain symbols that are constant and do not change – our flag, our national emblem, our national anthem, our currency, and more.

As a matter of fact, symbols and symbolism form a very imperative part of our lives. All around us, in our everyday environment, we encounter a multitude of symbols that relate to every aspect of our lives. They could be fashion brands, corporate houses, currency, governments, services, road traffic – well, just any class and category of ‘things’ in and around our lives. These symbols are significant artifacts that represent, convey, and inspire a plethora of meanings and emotions relating to our everyday lives and experiences. These symbols may be local or universal. Everywhere in the world, the sign of dollar is a symbol for money. Traffic lights and signs are universal symbols, recognized across national boundaries. Emoticons we use every day now in our communications, are symbols that represents emotions, things, communication snippets. I could go on describing, and there would be no end to how symbols have become such an integral and pervasive part of our lives.

In a world we live in – a fragmented world of divisions that are represented and controlled on the basis of multiple criteria. We are a world of nation states. And the world over, the national identities are represented and underscored by a set of symbols. The flags, the emblem, colors, badges, plants/birds/animals – in fact each nation has a collection of symbols to characterize and epitomize its national identity. In our native Hindi, the word for flag is ‘निशान’ (nishan), which is a synonym for ‘symbol’.

National anniversaries are also in the nature of symbols of a nation. The celebrations of these anniversaries represent a dynamic continuity of the national identity across the pages of history. There is an evolution and transformation that happens with time, but the basic elements and definitions remain a constant. That constancy is an edifice of identity and a hallmark of stability and continuity in the matters of everyday interactions in the lives of the people of the nation. The presence of these symbols in our lives, and their everyday transactions, generates in our hearts a comfortable feeling of being – being an Indian.

For example, encountering the flag – our Tricolour, evokes in the heart, overwhelming emotions of pride, honor, affinity, affection and belonging. These symbols have become so much a part of our existence, that inside ourselves very strong emotions are now linked with these symbols. These symbols are now a cornerstone of our and our country’s existence.

The matter of honor and pride, linked with symbols and the emotions that these symbols evoke, has been a matter of very personal and a very human experience all across the history. The song being presented in this post today is a very forceful and compelling testimony on the inherent relationship between symbols and matter of national honor. Here is a brief slice of history representing a true episode from the annals of the Rajput history. As the reader will go through this song, one will find many symbols – that of patriotism, personal relations and personal sacrifices – being invoked.

The episode tells a piece of history, about Haadi Rani, who is now a folk heroine in Rajasthan. Haadi Rani was the daughter of King Haada Chauhan of the Kingdom of Boondi. She was married to Rawat Ratan Singh Chundaawat of Salumber (in Udaipur). Ratan Singh was the commander of the army of Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar, India was ruled at that time by the sixth Mughal Emperor – Aurangzeb Alamgir.

In a turn of events, the royal Mughal forces invaded Mewar. Maharana Raj Singh sent an urgent emissary to Rawat Ratan Singh, to raise the army and join the battle against Aurangzeb’s forces. As circumstances would have it, Ratan Singh had just been married one week prior. Initially, he was hesitant to leave his newlywed bride, and go to the battlefield. However, Haadi Rani reminded him of his duty towards the king and the kingdom, and prevailed upon him to join the battle. Ratan Singh left Salumber and his bride, and proceeded to join Maharana Raj Singh with his contingent. However, his mind was still engrossed with the amorous affections for Haadi Rani.

Midway from his march towards Udaipur, he sent back a messenger to his palace, with a message for his bride – that she should send him some token symbol of love – ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’, to sustain him through the times he is away from her. On reading the message, Rani sensed the state of mind of her husband, and at first, was quite bewildered as to what she should do. She apprehended that his mind being engrossed with her, he would not be an effective soldier and commander on the battlefield. But quickly she made up her mind, and decided the commit the ultimate sacrifice. She instructed the messenger quite sternly. Then she proceeded to behead herself with a sword. The messenger, very shocked and shaken, followed her instructions, and carried her bleeding head on golden tray, covered with her bridal finery, to Ratan Singh.

Ratan Singh, waiting eagerly for the ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’, received what he never expected in his wildest dreams. Uncovering the tray, he saw the head of his newlywed bride. His grief and his repentance had no bounds, for in a flash he realized what Haadi Rani had done, and why had she done it. As the folklore goes, he picked up the head and slung it around his neck with the tresses that he had once caressed with love. With this demeanor, he launched himself into the battle. It is said that fought valiantly like a man possessed, and led his army to victory against the forces of the Mughal Emperor. Once the victory was attained and the opposition army was in retreat, Ratan Singh alighted from his horse, knelt down on the ground and proceeded to behead himself.

In the intense and turbulent martial history of Rajasthan, this episode stands amongst the most powerful and most emotional, where the honor of the kingdom, and its security is perceived as a paramount commitment, even above personal engagements and requirements. Haadi Rani made the supreme sacrifice for the sake that her commander husband would not be swayed by the thoughts of his recent matrimony, and that the sight that she eventually presented to her husband would have served as a vicious impetus for him to give his utmost in the battle against the enemy.

The symbolism of honor – the trumpets announcing the onset of warfare. The symbolism of love – the ‘प्रेम चिन्ह’ that  Ratan Singh request for. And the symbolism of sacrifice – the ultimate step taken by Haadi Rani. This song converges these symbolisms into itself. A wonderfully emotional and a soul stirring presentation of one of the most chilling episodes of Rajput history.

The song is from the 1965 film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’. In the film, the setting of this song is as follows. A group of students, including Tanuja, Rajeev and Raj Kishore, are visiting another college in another city, for the annual festival of the latter college. As part of the program, all participant colleges are to present a stage item at the festival. This performance is presented by the protagonist group. In the film, Rajeev is the creative spirit of the team, and he completes the writing of this poem just in time for preparing the performance. On stage, the role of Haadi Rani is played by Tanuja, and that of Rawat Ratan Singh by Raj Kishore. We can see Rajeev doing the rendition of the poem on the mike placed in the wings of the stage.

The words of this poem are written by Manmohan Tiwari, the only song of this film that is not written by Neeraj. Music composition is by Roshan. The singing voice is of Manna Dey – the song has been rendered with such flourish and emotional dexterity.

A stirring reminder again today, the price of breathing in free air is defined through examples like this episode from our history. The finale of the song brings us back into convergence of the historical and the present tense – “O Bharat Maa Teri Jai Ho”.

Whatever else may be our compulsions, our personal motivations, our limitations, our interests, I am sure none of us differs about this sentiment – “O Bharat Maa Teri Jai Ho”.

[Ed Note: With this post, all songs of this film are now represented on our blog. The film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ is now yippeee’d.]

Song – Thi Shubh Suhaag Ki Raat Madhur  (Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal) (1965) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Manmohan Tiwari, MD – Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

thi shubh suhaag ki raat madhur
madhu chalak rahaa tha kan kan mein
sapne jagtey the nainon mein
armaan machaltey the mann mein
sardaar magan mann jhoom raha
pal pal har ang phadakta tha
honthon par pyaas mahakti thi
praanon mein pyaar dhadakta tha
tab hi ghunghat mein muskaati

tab hi ghunghat mein muskaati
pag paayal cham cham chamkaati
raani antahpur mein aayi
kuch sakuchaati kuch sharmaati

mehndi se haath rache donon
maathe par kumkum ka teeka
gora mukhda muskaa de to
poonam ka chaand lagey pheeka
dheere se badh choodavat ne

dheere se badh choodavat ne
raani ka ghunghat pat khola
nas nas mein kaundh gayi bijli
peepal patte sa tan dola

adharon se adhar miley jab tak
lajja ke toote chhand band
rann-bigul dwaar par goonj uthaa aa
rann-bigul dwaar par goonj uthaa
shehnaayi ka swar huaa mand
bhuj bandhan bhoola aalingan
aalingan bhool gaya chumban
chumban ko bhool gayi saansen
saanson ko bhool gayi dhadkan
taj kar suhaag ki sej saji

taj kar suhaag ki sej saji
bola aa na yuddh ko jaaunga
teri kajraari alkon mein
mann moti aaj guthaaunga

pehle to raani rahi maun
phir kaal jwaal si bhabhak utthi
bin baadal bin barkhaa maano
kya bijli koyi kadak utthi
ghayal naagan si bhaunh taan
ghunghat ukhaadkar yoon boli
talwaar mujhe de do apni
tum pehan raho choodi choli
pinjde mein koyi band sher

pinjde mein koyi band sher
sehsa sote se jaag utthe
yaa aandhi andhad saath liye
jaise pahaad se aag utthe

ho gaya khadaa tan kar ranaa
haathon mein bhaala utthaa liya
har har bam bam bam mahadev
har har bam bam bam mahadev
kah kar rann ko prasthaan kiya

dekha pati ka jab veer vesh
pehle to raani harshaayi
phir sehmi tthitthki akulaayi
aankhon mein badli ghir aayi
paagal si gayi jharokhe par

paagal si gayi jharokhe par
par-kite hansini thi adheer
ghodey par chadhaa dikhaa ranaa
jaise kamaan par chadhaa teer

donon ki aankhen huyi chaar
choodavat phir sudhbudh khoyi
sandesh pathaa kar raani ko
mangwaaya prem chinh koi

sewak ja pahunchaa mehlon mein
raani se maangi sainaani
raani jhijhki phir cheekh utthi
boli kah de mar gayi raani

le khadag haath
phir kahaa thahar
le sainaani
le sainaani
ambar bola
le sainaani
dharti boli
le sainaani

rakh kar chaandi ki thaali mein
sewak bhaaga le sainaani
ranaa adheer bola badhkar
laa
laa
laa
laa
laa sainaani

kapda jab magar hataaya to
rah gaya khada moorat ban kar
lahuluhaan raani ka sir
hansta tha rakha thaali par
sardaar dekh kar chitkaar uttha
haa raani
haa meri raani
adbhut hai teri qurbaani
tu sach much hi hai kshatraani

phir ed lagaayi ghode par
dharti boli jai ho jai ho
haadi raani teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho o
teri jai ho
o bharat maa teri jai ho o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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थी शुभ सुहाग कि रात मधुर
मधु छलक रहा था कण कण में
सपने जगते थे नैनों में
अरमान मचलते थे मन में
सरदार मगन मन झूम रहा
पल पल हर अंग फड़कता था
होंठों पर प्यास महकती थी
प्राणों में प्यार धड़कता था
तब ही घूँघट में मुस्काती

तब ही घूँघट में मुस्काती
पग पायल छम छम छमकाती
रानी अन्तःपुर में आयी
कुछ सकुचाती कुछ शरमाती

मेहँदी से हाथ रचे दोनों
माथे पर कुमकुम का टिका
गोरा मुखड़ा मुस्का दे तो
पूनम का चाँद लगे फीका
धीरे से बढ़ चूंडावत ने

धीरे से बढ़ चूंडावत ने
रानी का घूँघट पट खोला
नस नस में कौंध गयी बिजली
पीपल पत्ते सा तन डोला

अधरों से अधर मिले जब तक
लज्जा के टूटे छंद बन्द
रण बिगुल द्वार पर गूँज उठा आ

रण बिगुल द्वार पर गूँज उठा
शहनाई का स्वर हुआ मन्द
भुज बंधन भूला आलिंगन
आलिंगन भूल गया चुम्बन
चुम्बन को भूल गयी साँसें
साँसों को भूल गयी धड़कन
तज कर सुहाग कि सेज सजी

तज कर सुहाग कि सेज सजी
बोला॰॰आ न युद्ध को जाऊँगा
तेरी कजरारी अलकों में
मन मोती आज गुंथाऊंगा

पहले तो रानी रही मौन
फिर काल ज्वाल सी भभक उठी
बिन बादल बिन बरखा मानो
क्या बिजली कोई कड़क उठी
घायल नागन सी भौंह तान
घूँघट उखाड़कर यूं बोली
तलवार मुझे दे दो अपनी
तुम पहन रहो चूड़ी चोली
पिंजड़े में कोई बंद शेर

पिंजड़े में कोई बंद शेर
सहसा सोते से जाग उठे
या आंधी अंधड़ साथ लिए
जैसे पहाड़ से आग उठे

हो गया खडा तन कर राणा
हाथों में भाला उठा लिया
हर हर बम बम बम महादेव
हर हर बम बम बम महादेव
कह कर रण को प्रस्थान किया

देखा पति का जब वीर वेश
पहले तो रानी हर्षाई
फिर सहमी ठिठकी अकुलाई
आँखों में बदली घिर आई
पागल सी गयी झरोखे पर

पागल सी गयी झरोखे पर
पर-कटी हंसनी थी अधीर
घोडे पर चढ़ा दिखा राणा
जैसे कमान पर चढ़ा तीर

दोनों कि आँखें हुयी चार
चूंडावत फिर सुधबुध खोयी
सन्देश पठा कर रानी को
मंगवाया प्रेमचिन्ह कोई

सेवक जा पहुंचा महलों में
रानी से मांगी सैनाणी
रानी झिझकी फिर चीख उठी
बोली कह दे मर गयी रानी

ले खड्ग हाथ
फिर कहा ठहर
ले सैनाणी
ले सैनाणी
अम्बर बोला
ले सैनाणी
धरती बोली
ले सैनाणी

रख कर चांदी कि थाली में
सेवक भागा ले सैनाणी
राणा अधीर बोला बढ़कर
ला
ला
ला
ला
ला सैनाणी

कपडा जब मगर हटाया तो
रह गया खडा मूरत बन कर
लहुलुहान रानी का सर
हंसता था रक्खा थाली पर

सरदार देख कर चीत्कार उठा
हा रानी
हा मेरी रानी
अद्भुत है तेरी कुर्बानी
तू सचमुच ही है क्षत्राणी

फिर एड़ लगाई घोड़े पर
धरती बोली जय हो जय हो
हाड़ी रानी तेरी जय हो
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो ओ
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो
तेरी जय हो
ओ भारत माँ तेरी जय हो

 


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 :

4206 Post No. : 15399 Movie Count :

4244

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 16

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Aah yes, this one too. This iconic and popular song from the 1969 film ‘Jeene Ki Raah’, reappeared in a shorter version in the 1972 film ‘Baazigar’. Albeit the use of this song is somewhat casual, and does not seem to fulfill any purpose, symbolic or otherwise. Seems like a time filler, as one goes through the initial part of the film.

The original from the film ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ is a quite a well picturized song, with the reality of the situation moving into a surreal dream where the real village people performing the song are replaced by the hero and heroine, in heroine’s mind. All the songs of this film became very popular, and did contribute significantly to the rising graph of Jeetendra as a hero.

Fast forward three years later. The film ‘Baazigar’ in 1972, was a potential launch vehicle for Roopesh Kumar (cousin brother of actress Mumtaz), as a hero. He had made his debut in 1965, in supporting roles, both as a comic villain and in character riles. This was the first, and likely the only film in which he appears in the role of a hero.

Roopesh’s real name was Abbas Farashahi. He was born in Bombay on 16th Jan, 1946 (okay, just a week back was his birth anniversary, would have been 74). His father, Ali Asgar Farashahi had a very good restaurant and bakery business.  However, being involved in dramatics in school and college, he was more interested to make a career in films. With some support from his cousin sister Mumtaz, he started working in small supporting roles. His first appearance is in the film ‘Tarzan and King Kong’ in 1965.

He appeared in over 120 films from 1965 through 1995. The list of his films do make an impressive reading. Here is a partial list of his films from the period till 1980 – ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ (1968), ‘Aadmi aur Insaan’ (1969), ‘Jeene Ki Raah’ (1969), ‘Sharafat’ (1970), ‘Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ (1971), ‘Andaaz’ (1971), ‘Raampur Ka Lakshman’ (1972), ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972), ‘Prabhat’ (1973), ‘Loafer’ (1973), ‘Insaaniyat’ (1974), ‘Zinda Dil’ (1975), ‘Nagin’ (1976), ‘Karm’ (1977), ‘Dildaar’ (1977), ‘Chacha Bhatija’ (1977), ‘Amar Deep’ (1979), ‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979), ‘The Great Gambler’ (1979), ‘Lok Parlok’ (1979), ‘Hum Paanch’ (1980) etc.

Hmm. . . interesting to note that he also appeared in ‘Jeene Ki Raah’, the original film for the song being presented today.

He also produced and directed two films – ‘Hai Meri Jaan’ (1991) and ‘Meri Aan’ (1993).

Roopesh Kumar passed away quite unexpectedly, at a young age of 49. He was attending the Filmfare awards program of 1995. He suffered a severe heart attack while at the program, and passed away on way to the hospital.

The song presented today is picturized as a game being played at a picnic. This is a picnic with a difference. The only participants are the leading lady, Vijaylalitha and her pet animals – a horse named Chetak and a dog named Tommy. These are the screen names of these pets. Their real names, as per the credits are Joker and Johny respectively. The song is being played on a gramophone, and the game – well you can view it in the accompanying video. The song seems to have been edited, as it appears to end abruptly after playing one full stanza and getting into the start of the second stanza.

Ah yes, this 1972 film makes its debut on our blog today.

Overall, a very casual re-use in my opinion.

Song – Aa Mere Humjoli Aa, Khelen Aankh Micholi Aa  (Baazigar) (1972) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o ho o
ho o o ho o

[dialogue]

ho o o ho o
ho o o ho o

aa mere hamjoli aa
khele aankh micholi aa
galiyon me chaubaaron me
baaghon me bahaaron me
ho
main dhoondhoo tu chup ja

main aaun
na na
main aaun
na na na
aaun
na
main aaun
aa ja

peepal ke oopar jaa baitha
chup se mera saathi
dhak se lekin dhadak gaya dil
gir gayi haath se laathi
o pakdaa gaya

main aaun
na na
main aaun
na na na
aaun
na
main aaun
aa jaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ हो ओ
हो ओ ओ हो ओ

[संवाद]

हो ओ ओ हो ओ
हो ओ ओ हो ओ

आ मेरे हमजोली आ
खेलें आँख मिचोली आ
गलियों में चौबारों में
बागों में बहारों में
हो
ओ मैं ढूंढू तू छुप जा
आ मेरे हमजोली आ
खेलें आँख मिचोली आ
गलियों में चौबारों में
बागों में बहारों में
हो
ओ मैं ढूंढू तू छुप जा

मैं आऊँ
ना ना
मैं आऊँ
ना ना ना
आऊँ
ना
मैं आऊँ
आ जा

पीपल के ऊपर जा बैठा
चुप से मेरा साथी
धक से लेकिन धड़क गया दिल
गिर गई हाथ से लाठी
ओ पकड़ा गया

मैं आऊँ
ना ना
मैं आऊँ
ना ना ना
आऊँ
ना
मैं आऊँ
आ जा

 


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 : 4205 Post No. : 15395

Memories that are pure gold – the mention of his name brings to mind a limited set of memories. Ah but these memories are pure gold.

Remembering Vijay Anand today, on his birth anniversary. He would have been 86 today.

Without any doubts, the best and the most remarkable sense of visualization of music. Not just thinking of films with Navketan – ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Kaala Bazaar’ (1960), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ (1970) and more, his films outside of Navketan are also as memorable for their songs. ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) being the most popular and loved film for its songs, and their presentation. Of course, no one counters the wholesome effect of “O Haseena Zulfon Waali”. But then, see “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re”. The superb performances in this song by both Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh are the handiwork of a most capable director, who knows how to bring out the maximum impact of everything that goes into presenting a song – the ambience, the words, the music, the facial expressions, the body language, crafting the merger of actions with music, the give and take between the two protagonists – everything brought together to convey this latent feeling in the heart, bringing it to the lips, and then expressing it with an un-tethered exuberance on the part of the lady, and a coy displeasure (to start with) on part of the gentleman. The end result – as Atul ji has often pointed out – after three stanzas, all is well and the lovers are seen walking hand in hand.

Take ‘Black Mail’ (1973) and the wonderfully soft rendition of a surreal presence of the loved one – felt through the written word, the voice of lover echoing through the letters, and the presence is so real that the lady wakes up with a start having felt the reality of a kiss on her forehead. Yes, the song is “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Tum Rehti Ho”. I am never tired of replaying this song, the video I mean. Just the song itself is great, but its presentation on screen has enhanced its beauty and impact many folds.

Vijay Anand has also appeared in a handful of films. In some of the films that he directed himself, and he is not in the list of actors, one can catch a glimpse of him in very brief cameo appearances. However, he has appeared in bigger roles, and also as a hero. The first film in which he made his debut in a meaty role is ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ from 1955, a comedy film in which the lead pair was Balraj Sahni and Sheela Ramani.

His next major appearance is as the hero of the 1957 film ‘Agra Road’, a cops and robbers type of story. Next we see him on screen along with his two elder brothers, Chetan and Dev, in the 1960 film ‘Kala Bazaar’ which he also directed. In this film he plays the role of the ex-boyfriend of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone for higher studies to France, and returns with his amorous loyalties shifted elsewhere.

After a gap of four years, he is seen once again in a supporting role in ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), a film that had a large ensemble of main line stars. The next gap is much longer – 7 years. And he makes his screen appearance once again in the 1971 film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, a film that he has directed himself. His role in this film as Dr. Jagannath Kothari, a famous gynecologist (in film), is very impressive and effective.

The next film is ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973. Dev and himself, are police agents who go undercover to capture a gang of smugglers. Once again, this film is directed by him. His role, masquerading as a shady, brash, small time, two-timing con man brings out the comedian in him – in my opinion one of his best screen appearances. This film is an Indianized version of the famous novel by Alistair MacLean – ‘Fear Is The Key’.

Parallel to ‘Chhupa Rustam’ in 1973, he also appeared in the film ‘Double Cross’. In this, he appears in a double role as the hero and his twin brother who is on the wrong side of the law. He was not yet 40, but he looked quite overage for this twin brothers roles. He appears to be trying very hard to be the role, but was not convincing. The con-man role in ‘Chhupa Rustam’ was a great act, but in ‘Double Cross’ he did not quiet click. It is interesting to note that in the role of the brother on the right side of the law, Vijay is a professional photographer. That rang a bell in my mind and I checked. Very much so, the film ‘Heera Panna’ in which Dev Anand plays the role of a professional photographer also, was released in 1973 itself. As one compares the two performances, they are quite similar in mannerism, attire and body language. Now who was copying from whom? 🙂

In 1973 came another good film, produced and directed by his elder brother Chetan – ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’. He played the role of a fighter pilot, coming from a family of soldiers and pilots. There is a brief but a great monologue by him in this film – “Saathiyo, Dosto, Hum Hi To Aaj Ke Arjun Hain. . .”. (It can be viewed at 39:40 on the timeline at the link for the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam‘.) He presents this monologue, takes to the skies and then does not return. A short role, albeit an impressive one.

A year later he produced the film ‘Chor Chor’ (1974), but did not direct it himself. It is a suspense thriller that did not make it good on the box office, however, it was praised by the critics and reviewers. The film had no songs, and its star cast was very interesting. Vijay had assembled many actors of yesteryears for this film – Trilok Kapoor, Jairaj, and Ranjan. The female lead opposite to Vijay himself is Leena Chandawarkar. I have not seen this film, but it seems interesting enough to merit a view.

In 1974, he appeared in another film, in a very impressive performance once again. The film ‘Kora Kaagaz’, and he is cast with Jaya Bhaduri as the leading pair. The film is about an idealistic romance that transforms into matrimony. And the matrimony cannot withstand the reality of social relations and issues of personal choices – it breaks apart. Alas, there is a happy ending as the estranged spouses meet and make up in railway waiting room. Another very impressive performance.

Then, after a gap of another 4 years, Vijay appeared in another very good role – that of a rich landlord, very well performed. The film is ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’. A gem of a film by Raj Khosla, Vijay is pitted against two seasoned performers – Nutan as his first and legally wedded wife and Asha Parekh as his second companion in life, whom he brings home much to the dislike of the first lady of the house.

In 1981, came the film ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’ – a tale of haunting and intrigues. Once again, Vijay finds himself out of his depth. Is that a reflection of being a very good director and then come to act under the direction of another director who may not be as well capable. Don’t know whether we should draw this comparison. But then this film is not in my list of impressive performances by Vijay.

In 1984, Chetan Anand produced and directed ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in which Vijay and Shabana Azmi played the lead pair. Then in 2001, he produced and directed ‘Jaana Na Dil Se Door’ in which he and brother Dev played senior roles in a film with an impressive star cast that includes Kamini Kaushal, Mohnish Behl, Moushumi Chatterji, Indrani Bannerjee, Dinesh Hingoo and Vikram Gokhale.

Vijay also appeared in a mini series on TV in 1994, titled ‘Tehkikaat’, in the role of Sam D’Silva, an investigator.

Readers would remember that Alfred Hitchcock always made it point to appear in his own films in a fleeting cameo appearance. That was his signature mark in his films, and the audiences would eagerly await to catch his appearance as they viewed his films for the first time. Vijay Anand has also a similar reputation, albeit we are not sure we have tracked down his cameos in all the films that he directed. A brief list of what I have been able to compile.

He appears in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) as a young out-of-work writer, who meets Funtoosh (Dev Anand) after he is released from the mental hospital. Funtoosh gifts him a pen to write.

Then in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) he appears in the stairwell of Qutab Minar, wearing spectacles, walking down the stairs with two other persons, as Dev and Nutan are busy with their amorous inclinations singing “Dil Ka Bhanwar Karey Pukaar”.

In ‘Guide’ (1965), we hear his voice, as an unknown stranger is asking about Raju guide on the railway platform. Just a very brief dialogue.

In ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), we hear his voice on the phone, in a brief conversation with Helen.

In ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) he appears very briefly in the role of a spy, a fleeting cameo.

Again in 1970 ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, we hear his voice very briefly as an officer of Nepal Police greets Iftekhar at the Kathmandu airport, welcoming him to Nepal.

Here is a very interesting on screen appearance trivia. Hollywood producer and director, Mike Judge of the ‘Beavis And Butthead’ fame, was a great fan of Vijay Anand. In fact, in his animated film ‘Beavis And Butthead Do America’, there is a song being played in a casino in Las Vegas. On stage, among the musicians, there is a guitar player accompanying the singer. Mike Judge had based this character on Vijay Anand. The song in that film is ‘Love Roller Coaster’, available on YouTube; just click on the link.

A brief list of shelved films of Vijay Anand.

After ‘Rajput’ (1982) and before ‘Main Tere Liye’ (1988), Vijay Anand launched ‘Dekha Jaayega’ with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Anil backed out at last moment. After a brief gap, the film was planned again with Saif Ali in place of Anil, but was later shelved.

In 1988, he planned the film ‘Dosti Ka Taqaaza’ starring Mithun and Govinda. It was later shelved.

He appeared in the film ‘Insha Allaah’ as the hero opposite to Zarina Wahab. The film was later shelved.

He directed ‘Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal’ (1992) with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Karishma Kapoor. This film was also shelved.

In 1997 he starred in and directed the NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) film ‘Nyaymurty Krishnamurty’. This film also did not see the light of the day.

In the 1990s, he also started working on another film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, which could not be completed, probably did not go beyond the planning stage.

OK, so today’s song. It is contributed by Avinash ji. The film is ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’. The story is of a family conspiracy with shades of reminders from the film ‘Mera Saaya’. The protagonist falls in love, the lady dies in confusing circumstances, then she returns as a ghost to haunt the man. The plot finally nails down another family member, who is attempting to get rid of the protagonist, for the sake of inheritance. There are maybe some more films that are based on this scenario.

The music is by RD Burman, the words are from the pen of Vijay Anand himself and Kishore Kumar is the playback voice.

A heartfelt salute to this celluloid artist who donned many a hat in his career, and had left behind a memorable legacy.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Ghungroo Ki Awaaz  (Ghungroo Ki Awaaz) (1981) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Vijay Anand, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
hmm hmm hmm
sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
jalaa daaley
jalaa daaley
pankh naseebon ne
reh gayee hasrat e parwaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
adhura hai
adhura hain
geet jeewan ka
aur toota toota saaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo
ki aawaaz

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
हं हं हं
सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
जला डाले
जला डाले
पंख नसीबों ने
रह गयी हसरत ए परवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
अधूरा हैं
अधुरा हैं
गीत जीवन का
और टूटा टूटा साज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू ..
कि आवाज़


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 15
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And so, we do get to a song in Saigal Sb’s voice song in this series. Memory serving right, I would have preferred to start the series with this song. But oh well. Actually, we do have a Saigal Sb song earlier in this series. But that song – “Babul Mora, Naihar Chhooto Hi Jaaye”, is rerecorded in Jagjit Singh Chitra Singh voices.

Remembering the memorable singer KL Saigal Sb – it is 73 years today, since this Divine Voice departed from this mortal world. The singer has gone away, his voice, the sound captured in the songs recorded by him, are still alive.

The re-use film is ‘Do Raaste’ (1969) and this song is used as a backdrop in two places in the film. In both scenes, the song is being played from a 78 rpm record on an old styled gramophone. Almost the entire cast of the film gets presented in the two short clips. We see Balraj Sahni, Veena, Kamini Kaushal, Rajesh Khanna, Junior Mehmood and Jayant in the first clip. There is a lady actor sitting with Kamini Kaushal in the first part – is she Kumud Bole? Also, the baby girl with Junior Mehmood – I have seen her in other films also, but I am unable to put a name to her face. Then in the second clip, in addition to the above listed cast, we also have Prem Chopra, Bindu and Mumtaz. And yes, it is Krishnakant who gazes back at us from his perch in the portrait on the wall.

In its time, ‘Do Raaste’ was a popular hit film. Rajesh Khanna was the rising star at that time, plus the music of the film became very popular. Times were when a middle class joint family homes, were presented on screen quite realistically so. The story of the film is a typical loving family scenario, and then we have unhappiness and strife intervene – a new lady joining the household and sows the seeds of step-brotherly misunderstandings. The divide goes to extremes, before things get reformed and patched up. And then it is a joint happy family all over again.

This song appears twice in the film, once at the beginning, when everything is in a relaxed mood, and the household is the blessed ‘nyaara bangla’. And then, this song is presented again close to the end of the film, when all misunderstandings have been removed, and whole family reunites and returns once again to the ‘nyaara bangla‘.

In both the scenes, the song is being played on an old gramophone, which is manually operated. It has a big sound horn attached, as we remember from the old HMV logo. Ah, the pleasures of pure sounds from the 78 rpm records – no electronics, just a very authentic reproduction of the original sound as stored in electric impulses on the shellac. The wonders that were, without the later technologies and advancements. No creation of sound reproduction technology can even come close to the sound of a 78 rpm record playing on an HMV 102 machine – hand cranked, not even electricity to power the turntable. It continues to be a marvel of that age, which is also exemplified by another unique accomplishment – single mike recording with orchestra and multiple singers. The marvels of modern acoustic technology pale in comparison.

The song also brings back the memories of the heady days in the year 2011, going across the months of May through September. The blog was a ‘song-a-day’ platform for Saigal Sb songs. By the time we ended, we had brought on board all the Hindi/Urdu songs of Saigal Sb, which are available in public domain. The mind just cannot believe it is already more than 8 years ago that we went on that exhilarating journey. The joy of getting that done was surely a wondrous taste. But then I also think with some melancholy – that no more Saigal Sb songs are to be posted on our blog. Today’s post in this series is a device that makes us remember and revisit this miracle of nature that was – the voice of Saigal Sb. I take back my words – I would prefer to use ‘is’ instead of ‘was’. I am sure you will agree – for the voice continues to be with us. That peerless, unmatched, incomparable voice, that can only be replayed now.

Our dear Arun ji has mentioned in his previous post – “Door. . . Bahut Door” from yesterday – it was Raj Khosla’s (producer director of ‘Do Raaste’) own childhood memories that probably brought this song into the film. His father loved KL Saigal songs that would often play the records at home on an old gramophone. Those memories were relived by Raj Khosla himself, as he directed ‘Do Raaste’. Wonderful revival, wonderful renewal, wonderful memory stimulant. Thanks Raj Khosla ji, and thanks to Arun ji for bringing in this connect.

The original credits of this song are – lyrics by Kedar Sharma and music by RC Boral. Singing voice of course, is the inimitable Saigal Sb. Listen yet once again to this wondrous original voice – a benefaction of God Himself.

 

Song – Ik Bangala Baney Nyaara  (Do Raaste) (1969) Singers – KL Saigal, Lyrics – Kedar Sharma, MD – RC Boral

Lyrics

ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
rahe kunba jis mein saara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
vishvakarma ke dvaara
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
ati sundar pyaara pyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
रहे कुनबा जिस में सारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा

सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
अति सुंदर प्यारा प्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा


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

Blog Day :

4183 Post No. : 15363 Movie Count :

4234

Ah so, another station that we reach. Not especially for the blog, but a pervasive tradition. Ringing out an old temporal symbol, and ringing in a new one. On the astronomical scale, this celebration does not mean anything specific. Like any other measure of time, like any other day closing and like any other day initiating. But for the human spirit – it seeks celebration, in whatever. An arbitrary spike in the ground and one can endlessly argue that this very point is the center of the earth. Ah well, how does it matter. Let us celebrate.

Coming to think of it, the celebration is phasing, crossing over into every time zone, as the midnight hour passes across the latitudes. So even this is not unique to the entire earth. We have a message on WA group few minutes back, from Peevesie’s Mom – checking whether any Atulite is in Japan or Auckland. In fact by the time we reach the midnight hour in India, eight full time zones have already crossed into the next annuity, and the celebrations are already on, the earliest one being about 8/9 hours old already. As I write these lines, Auckland is already at 6:15 am in the first day of the New Year. (Time check – it is 10:45 as I type this sentence). And once we in India cross over into 2020, it will still take another 18 hours for the midnight to reach the western edge of the International Date Line. Those who celebrate with a drink, I am sure, will not mind to have drink for every passage of a time zone crossing the midnight. 🙂 🙂

The time flows, as is, all the time. Another milestone, another celebration passes by. The revelry lasts for some time, maybe a few hours, and then the world gets back to its grinding routine. Some working places may be enjoying a holiday. Many more will not be – they will be working. I do personally know some people who prefer not to start a new year with a holiday. Inauspicious, they say.

The tradition continues. The Hindi film song community is probably not going to run out of celebration songs. New ones are being created every year, and yes, there still are decades that we have not explored as yet. Many celebration songs of all types are awaiting discovery, and a chance to be put on to our blog. The song in this post is from the 1980s – yes one of the earliest decades that we generally avoid, sticking to the 1960s and prior to find songs for posting. That is where our comfort zone is, that is where our preferences lie. A reflection of what we hear in our formative years, maybe. Newer generations will have their own baseline benchmarks. Ah well.

Our dear Prakash ji – he is so prolific is browsing and searching for event specific songs. At every anniversary and every occasion to celebrate, Atul ji and I keep getting reminder emails from him, telling us about earlier songs that he has sent in, and we have not been able to post. Sometimes these reminders have kept ringing for three – four – five years.

Today’s new year song sent in by him is from the 1985 film ‘Telephone’ – a film that I am not familiar at all with. But surely a new discovery I make as I sat through the video of this song. I got to see a different side of Deepti Naval. Her image is built around films like ‘Ek Baar Phir’ (1980), ‘Chasm e Baddoor’ (1981), ‘Saath Saath’ (1982), ‘Angoor’ (1982) and ‘Katha’ (1983). Maybe that was the time as I was phasing out of watching the newer crop of films.

The song is in the voice of Asha Bhosle. It is a lyricist-MD song with Rajesh Roshan playing both the songwriter and music director roles. Of course, it is a party song, with a lot of actors visible in the clip. The song is being lip synced by Deepti Naval and Leena Das, with the latter providing the more provocative masala performance. Then we have Marc Zuber, Yunus Parvez, Prem Chopra and Shatrughan Sinha appearing. As per Prakash ji,the dancer Shirley is also part of the dancing troupe in this song.

Wishing all readers and their families, a very very happy 2020.  Stay healhty, stay blessed.

 

Song – Assalaam-aile-Qum, Saal Mubaarak Ho  (Telephone) (1986) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajesh Roshan, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

nineteen 
eighty …eeeee
three…..eee…ee…eeeee

nineteen eighty three (aaa…aaaa)
nineteen eighty three (aaa…aaaa)
nineteen eighty 
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three…..eeeee…eeeee

assalaam allaikkumm
aa saal mubarak ho o
ek nayi shaam ho o o
ek naya saveraa ho
nineteen eighty three (aa…aa)
nineteen eighty three (aa…aa)
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three….eeeeee
assalaam allaikkumm
aaa saal mubarak ho o
ek nayi shaam ho o
ek naya saveraa ho

[laughter]

aaaa….aaa…..aaaaa….aaa
aaaa….aaa…..aaaaa
aaaa….aaa…..aaaaa…aaaaa

tere mere jo dil ik honge
sapne hamaare sach honge
khoyee khoyee hui raahon mein
manzilon ke chinnh honge 
aaaaaaaaaaaa…..aaaa…..aaaaa….aaaaa
tere mere jo dil ik honge
sapne hamaare sach honge
khoyee khoyee hui raahon mein
manzilon ke chinnh honge 

[dialogue]

nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three…eeeeee

ho o o 
assalaam allaikkum 
aa saal mubarak ho
ek nayi shaam ho o
ek naya saveraa ho

dheem theem dhaaginn thirkitta too naa
thaa thaa dhaginn thirikitta dhinnaaa

kaanton ki pagdandi par bhi
phoolon ke hanste dagar honge
na kabhi dekha na suna aisa
mele mein jashan balam hongein
aaaa…aaaa…aaaaaaaa…aaaa….aaaaa
kaanton ki pagdandi par bhi
phoolon ke hanste dagar honge
na kabhi dekha na suna aisa
mele mein jashan balam hongein
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three…..eeee
o o o
assaallaam allaikkum
aa saal mubaarak ho o
ek nayi shaam ho o
ek naya saveraa ho

parappaa pappa pappa  rapappa
parappa pappa pappa
parapappaaaaaa
parappaa pappa  parappa pappa 
parapappaaaaaa

[dialogues]

raat toofani chali aayi to
kashti hamaari sang dolegi
maajhi ke sur par geeton par
subah ke pehli kiran hogi
aaaaaaaa……aaaaaaaaaa…aaa….aaaa
raat toofani chali aayi to
kashti hamaari sang dolegi
maajhi ke sur par geeton par
subah ke pehli kiran hogi
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three…………..eeeeeee

ho o o
assaallaam allaikkum
ahha saal mubaarak ho o
ek nayi shaam ho o
ek naya saveraa ho
nineteen eighty three (aa..aaaaaa)
nineteen eighty three (aa..aaaa)
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three

[laughter]


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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15500 song posts by now.

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

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Total number of songs posts discussed

15501

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1193
Total Number of movies covered =4270

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