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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.

Blog Day :

4078 Post No. : 15217

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 43
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Seven songs were posted ten years ago. The blog was in its childhood – “Bachpan Ke Din Bhi Kya Din The” 🙂  🙂 .

Only one of these seven was a debut song. The list given below has an interesting observation. All films that made an appearance that day, have since been yippeee’d. Except just the one that made its debut.

Ye Duniya Hai Yahaan Dil Ka Lagaana Kisko Aata Hai Shair 1949 2nd  Yippeee’d
Aaj Gaawat Man Mero Baiju Baawra 1952 6th  Yippeee’d
Ae Kaash Chalte Mil Ke Manzil 1960 3rd  Yippeee’d
Ek Baat Kahoon Wallah Ye Husn Subhan Allah Shrimaan Satyawaadi 1960 2nd  Yippeee’d
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Bane Hain Sabke Waaste Hum Dono 1961 5th  Yippeee’d
Aap Jabse Kareeb Aaye Hain Noorjehaan 1967 Deb 3 of 8
Zindagi Khwaab Hai Jaagte Raho 1956 2nd  Yippeee’d

The film is ‘Noorjehaan’ from 1967. Containing eight very wonderful melodies, it is surprising that only three of them have as yet appeared here. With compositions created by the mind of Roshan, there still are very wonderful numbers waiting in the wings for their turn.

I bring on the 4th song of this film today. An all female duet which is decidedly a twin dance song on the screen, is such a wonderful presentation in the voices of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The words are from the pen of Shakeel Sb.

Although the film is available, the video of this song is not yet available online. The interesting thing is that this audio only version which is available from Sa Re Ga Ma, is most likely the long version of the song from the sound track. It has three antaraas. As I checked the 78 rpm version of this song, sure enough, it has only two antaraas. The middle antaraa, as listed in the lyrics below, is not available in the 78 rpm recording.

The act of rebellion is the famous motif of the saga of Salim / Jehangir. That the crown and the throne was less important, in the face of the matters of heart, with this heir to the throne of Delhi. A school of historians who have studied the Mughal dynasty, have an opinion – that the persona of Anarkali and that of Noorjehan, that we have been introduced through the pages of history, were probably the same person. The thought here is that eventually Akbar had to give in to the wishes of his only son and Anarkali, the court dancer, became the queen of the Mughal empire. Although, Akbar had his consolation by ensuring that the chronicles of that period, being documented by the then current historians and writers, would write the story as he demanded. Is it speculation? Or is it the truth? Maybe one will never know for certain.

Song – Aa Gaya Lab Pe Afsaana-e-Aashiqi  (Noorjehaan) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Roshan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin
hum to un se. . .
hum to un se mohabbat kiye jaayenge
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

aaj ae ishq saaya tera sar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
aaj ae ishq saaya tera sar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
mil gayin hain. . .
mil gayin hain hamen pyaar ki daulaten
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

zindagi mein bahaaren rahengi sada
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
zindagi mein bahaaren rahengi sada
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
chaahe bijli. . .
chaahe bijli gire ya jaley aashiaan
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

bandagi kar rahe hain mohabbat ki hum
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
bandagi kar rahe hain mohabbat ki hum
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
jhuk gayi hai. . .
jhuk gayi hai zabin husn ke saamne
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं
हम तो उनसे॰ ॰ ॰
हम तो उनसे मोहब्बत किए जाएँगे
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

आज ए इश्क़ साया तेरा सर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
आज ए इश्क़ साया तेरा सर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
मिल गईं हैं॰ ॰ ॰
मिल गईं हैं हमें प्यार की दौलतें
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

ज़िंदगी में बहारें रहेंगी सदा
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
ज़िंदगी में बहारें रहेंगी सदा
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
चाहे बिजली॰ ॰ ॰
चाहे बिजली गिरे या जले आशियाना
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

बन्दगी कर रहे हैं मोहब्बत की हम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
बन्दगी कर रहे हैं मोहब्बत की हम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
झुक गई है॰ ॰ ॰
झुक गयी हैं ज़बीं हुस्न के सामने
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं

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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 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 : 4066 Post No. : 15202

Jaane Jaana Yoon Na Dekho Aaj Nafrat Se Mujhe” – this lovely lilting from the 1963 film ‘Faulaad’, is the creation of the songwriter Anjaan. A poet who has given us some of the most wonderful gems of the Hindi screen. Songs like “Pipraa Ke Patwaa Sarikhe Doley Manwaa” (‘Godaan’, 1963), “Bahaaro Thaam Lo Ab Dil, Mera Mehboob Aata Hai”(‘Namaste ji’, 1965), “Aap Ke Haseen Rukh Pe Aaj Nayaa Noor Hai”(‘Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi’, 1966),  “Aaj Tumse Door Ho Kar, Aise Royaa Mera Pyaar”(‘Ek Raat’, 1967), and “Bina Badraa Ke Bijuriyaa Kaise Chamke”(‘Bandhan’, 1969) – and on to “Rotey Huye Aate Hain Sab, Hansta Hua Jo Jaayegaa. . .”(‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, 1978), “Maano To Main Ganga Maa Hoon, Naa Maano Te Behtaa Paani”(‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’, 1978), “O Khaike Paan Barnaaras Waala” (‘Don’, 1978), “Pag Ghunghroo Baandh Meera Naachi Thi” (‘Namak Halaal’, 1982), “Gori Hain Kalaayi’aan, Tu La De Mujhe Hari Hari Choodiyaan” (‘Aaj Ka Arjun’, 1990). And many more.

Remembering Anjaan on the 22nd anniversary of his passing away, earlier this week (3rd September).

Today, I present another wonderful song penned by him – a song that has been forgotten and has remained obscure for decades. The film is equally obscure – ‘Lady of the Lake’ from 1960. The film is produced and directed by AM Khan, under his own banner of AM Khan Productions, Bombay. It is a fantasy cum stunt film. The list of actors includes Azad, Krishna Kumari, Shaam Kumar, Sherry, Jai, Neelima, Shahgul, Ram, Fani Tinchar, Jilani, Jameela, Baby Leela, OK, Avtar, Maqbool, Robert, and Burhan etc.

The film has nine songs shared between three songwriters. Five songs are written by Anjaan, one by Saba Afghani and the remaining three by Munshi Naayab. Two songs of this film are already represented on our blog.  Today’s song is also from the pen of Anjaan. Music for all the songs is composed by the music director duo of Suresh-Talwar.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by Nitin Shah.

This song is a duet in the voices of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. Here is duet combination of two well known singers, who came together very rarely during their careers. There may probably be fifteen or maybe less, songs that they have sung together.

A wonderful lilting melody that should have been heard more often. I am sure you would agree.

 


Song – Sun Re O Chhalia, Boley Kya Paayaliya (Lady Of The Lake) (1960) Singers – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Suresh-Talwar

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

sun re o chhaliya
boley kya paayaliya
chhed ke dil ke taar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja
o tere bina ratiya
o re mann basiya
soona laage sansaar
sajanwa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

kab se baithi raah mein teri
baalam aas lagaaye
ho oo oo balam aas lagaaye
itne din ke baad miley bhi
to tum rahe paraaye
ho oo oo
do dil milne na paaye
behki adaayen
tujh ko bulaayen
dil hai bada beqraar
sajanwa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

jaadu ajab chalaaye gori
tera roop suhaana
ho oo oo tera roop suhana
pehli jhalak mili jab teri
dil ho gaya deewana
haaye ab isey kahaan hai jaana
ruk ja re ruk ja
palkon mein chhup ja
kar le ji bhar pyaar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja
o sun re o chhaliya
boley kya paayaliya
chhed ke dil ke taar
sajanawa aaj na ja
balamwa aaj na ja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन रे ओ छलिया
बोले क्या पायलिया
छेड़ के दिल के तार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा
ओ तेरे बिना रसिया
ओ रे मन बसिया
सूना लगे संसार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा

कब से बैठी राह में तेरी’
बालम आस लगाए
हो ओ ओ बालम आस लगाए
इतने दिन के बाद मिले भी
तो तुम रहे पराये
हो ओ ओ
दो दिल मिलने ना पाये
बहकी अदाएँ
तुझ को बुलाएँ
दिल है बड़ा बेक़रार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा

जादू अजब चलाये गोरी
तेरा रूप सुहाना
हो ओ ओ तेरा रूप सुहाना
पहली झलक मिली जब तेरी
दिल हो गया दीवाना
हाय अबे इसे कहाँ है जाना
रुक जा रे रुक जा
पलकों में छुप जा
कर ले जी भर प्यार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न जा
ओ सुन रे ओ छलिया
बोले क्या पायलिया
छेड़ के दिल के तार
सजनवा आज न जा
बलमवा आज न 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.

My affair with Sadhna started very tiny. The film was ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ (1969) and the song was “Sainyaan Le Gayi Jeeya Teri Pehli Nazar”. That image of a beautiful Kashmiri village belle, with that charming and becoming smile captured my mind and my heart. She was being blackmailed by Sanjay to sing a song for him, using her recorded voice in a tape recorder, which he threatened to make public. So in a manner of speaking, the song was of the ‘Dance Under Duress’ category. 🙂 She is somewhat letting it on that her song and dance is a make believe effort. But then Hindi films are Hindi films. And a tiny pre-teen mind is quite inexperienced in these matters; and quite easily enamored by that charming smile, and the gestures of endearment, howsoever artificial they may have been.

In the same year (1969), I also got to see ‘Inteqaam’. The storyline therein is a make believe endeavor to deceive a rich man and his son, and so I was not impressed with her presence and her beauty as much. ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ would be the compass bearing for me for some time, till I got into my next crush. 🙂

Remembering Sadhna on the anniversary of her birth today – 2nd September.

It would be much later that I would realize that I had actually seen her much earlier in ‘Parakh’ (1960), which I had watched on TV. Actually, it would be many years after that TV viewing that I correctly identified the leading lady as Sadhna. For many years at a stretch, I used to believe that Nutan was the heroine in ‘Parakh’. Many years later when this error was set right in my mind, I went back to see this film once again, to make sure that I had finally identified her correctly in that film.

Later on, the mind got to see her other earlier films on the rewind –  ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Aarzoo’ (1965), ‘Love In Simla’ (1960), ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’ and ‘Asli Naqli’ (1962), ‘Rajkumar’ (1964), and the quintessential ‘Mere Mehboob’ of 1963. This is the listing of films that I got to see earlier; of course the other films like ‘Prem Patra’ (1962), ‘Man Mauji’ (1962), ‘Wo Kaun THi’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Dulha Dulhan’ (1964) also followed, albeit later. The ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ effect was repeated when I got to see ‘Mere Mehboob’. That scene of the first encounter between Husna (Sadhna) and Anwar (Rajendra Kumar) is one of the most unforgettable cinema moments in my mind. All the un-uttered emotions that were spoken just through the eyes, the only part of the face that is partially visible from within the burqa (veil covering the face), emphatically conveyed much more than any words.

Born this day in 1941, Sadhna would have been 78 today. She was born in Karachi, into a Sindhi family. When the partition happened in 1947, the Shivdasani family moved to Bombay. As she has stated in her interviews, she was interested in dramatics right from childhood, and used to participate in school plays. Her uncle (father’s real brother) Hari Shivdasani, was already an established actor in Bombay. Hari had started his career appearing in films, from 1934 – his first film being ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ (1935). So when Sadhna and her family moved to Bombay, she already had a mentor and a significant link into the film industry.

She was just fourteen, when this filmland connection, got her a bit appearance as one of the chorus dancing girls in the 1955 film ‘Shri 420’. Hari Shivdasani himself had a significant role in the film, as one of the coterie of crooked businessmen. The song is the iconinc “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh. . .”. Sadhna is one of the chorus dancers, quite easily identifiable, at least in the first half of the song. Hari Shivdasani is himself present in the group of guests at this party. [Note: Another very notable presence in this song is that of Jaikishan, the music director.] There is anecdotal material which says that Raj Kapoor was somewhat offended with Sadhna, on issues relating to hair style and make up etc., and that Sadhna did not complete the shooting of this song.

During her first year at college, producer director TN Bihari approached her for a secondary role in a Sindhi film ‘Abaana’, released in 1958. Sadhna played the role of the younger sister of the heroine, role played by Sheila Ramani. Star struck as she was, the teenaged Sadhna requested Sheila for her autograph when they first met for shooting. Giving her the autograph, Sheila commented that one day will come when she (Sheila) would be taking autograph from Sadhna – a prophecy that realized itself shortly thereafter.

Things moved fast after this. Sadhna photo appeared in ‘Screen’. The photo came to the notice of Shashadhar Mukhrjee, who invited Sadhna to join the School of Acting that he had established in Filmalya, his production studio. Sadhna joined. ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) was launched, with Nasir Husain as the director. S Mukherjee gave him the option to select a new heroine opposite Shammi Kapoor, and Nasir Husain picked Asha Parekh, also one of the students at the same school. Sadhna had to wait another year for her formal break into films. S Mukherjee announced ‘Love In Simla’ (1960) as the launch vehicle for his son Joy Mukherjee. The director, RK Nayyar, was also making his directorial debut with this film. Given the option by S Mukherjee, RK Nayyar picked Sadhna as the leading lady for the film. Her film career had now formally started.

For about a decade, her career was a rising graph, and her work was very much appreciated. She appeared along with practically all the big names of that era – Dev Aanand, Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Joy Mukherjee, Dharmendra, Biswajit, Sanjay, Kishore Kumar, Feroze Khan, Parikshit Sahni, and yes, Rajesh Khanna – one film they shared credits for – ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ (1972). About 30 films, in a career span of about 15 years, is the sum total of Sadhna’s body of work.

By the end of the decade of 1960s, Sadhna developed some recurring health problems and her films started getting delayed. 1974 saw the release of ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ and ‘Chhote Sarkar’. In 1975 came ‘Vandana’ and a much delayed ‘Amaanat’. After that, there is radio silence in her career, as she chose to stay away from films. Even earlier than that, HS Rawail opted for Vijayantimala for the leading lady in ‘Sunghursh’ (1968), after first considering Sadhna, and so did Pacchi, when he replaced Sadhna with Rajshri for ‘Around The World’ (1967).

Although Sadhna was the heroine of choice for ‘Love In Simla’, the director RK Nayyar (also her future husband), was quite openly unhappy with her looks. In his opinion, Sadhna’s forehead was wide enough to “. . . land a helicopter”. It was suggested that her hair style be changed. And after some research, the choice came to Audrey Hepburn’s hair style in films like ‘Sabrina’ (1954) and ‘Funny Face’ (1957). Audrey Hepburn sported a few locks of hair that were not brushed back, but were thrown forward so as to partially cover her forehead. The hairstyle was adopted, and yes, it became very popular in India, by the name ‘Sadhna Cut’.

Sadhna passed away in 2015, on 25th December.

Today’s song is solo performance on screen by Sadhna. The film is ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’ from 1970. The film is produced under the banner of Twinkle Star, Bombay, and is directed by Ramesh Sehgal. The cast of actors is listed as Sadhana, Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jagdeep, Nadira, Leela Mishra, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Meena, Madhumati, and Uday Chandrika.

There are 8 songs listed for this film, all from the pen of Anand Bakshi. The music is from the mind of SD Burman. Singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar.

The story is about two childhood friends, who fall in love with the same lady, who in turns, loves only one of them. The other person is not aware of this reality, and actually tries to get help from his friend to woo the lady. Hmm. . . reminds one of many films – especially ‘Sangam’ (1964). The story progresses on very predictable lines, with sacrifice at the end of the film, by the one who is earlier unaware of his friend’s love, and later regrets after coming to know the truth. However, it is the songs and the music of this film which are something great to write home about. Together, SD Burman and Anand Bakshi have collaborated in about a dozen films and majority of them have wonderful songs that have been hits.

This song is sort of an on stage performance by Sadhna. We can seen Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya and Nadira in the audience. Biswajeet, the unaware friend, thinks that this song is meant for him, and is quite happy. Dharmendra, who is aware of the triangle, and has been coaxed by Biswajeet to attend this performance, is quite visibly ill at ease during the performance.

I picked this song for the poignant and effective performance by Sadhna, for a song that is somewhat of a somber expression of serious love. The lyrics of this song are adapted from a traditional bhajan originally written by Sant Meerabai.

Lovely song, lovely rendition by a lovely Sadhna. Things can’t get much better than this for the tiny crush in my heart that still sustains.

Song – Main To Tere Rang Raati (Ishq Par Zor Nahin) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mitwaa. . aa. . aaa. . aaaa. .
mere saathi

main to
tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aaa. . aaa. .
mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

raana ki
naa banoon main raani
main to hoon kaanha
teri deewani
le ja chupke se meri doli
doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
le ja chupke se meri doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
sang aaye
na aaye
baraati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
kaise bichhde hamre naina
naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
kaise bichhde hamre naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
sang jaley
sang bujhey
diya baati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aa. . aa. .
mitwa. . aaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मितवा॰ ॰ आs आss आsss
मेरे साथी

मैं तो
तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss आss
मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

राणा की
ना बनूँ मैं रानी
मैं तो हूँ कान्हा
तेरी दीवानी
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
संग आए
ना आए
बाराती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
संग जले
संग बुझे
दिया बाती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰
मितवा॰ ॰ आsss
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति


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 : 4057 Post No. : 15190

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 10
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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 43
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As Gajendra ji had commented, couple of episodes ago – I am quite sure the readers are now beyond getting surprised by the songs posted in this series. Yes, some very interesting repeats, but oh well. . .

The interesting thing about today’s post is, well, two things. It is the singer’s Remembrance Day today, as well as, we also are showcasing the song as part of the 10 year challenge series.

10 years ago, this day, six songs were posted. Those were the days, when Atul ji was at his prolific best, and six new songs on the blog was quite the norm. And he followed an interesting convention. The songs he posted on one day, used to be in the incremental chronological order, as you can notice in the short table below.

Chup Hojaa Ameeron Ke Ye Sone Ki Ghadi Hai Bandi 1957 1814
O Pawan Veg Se Udne Waale Ghode Jai Chittod 1961 1815
More Ang Lag Jaa Baalmaa Mera Naam Joker 1970 1816
Gore Gore Gaalon Waale…Kahte Hain Mujhko Haseenon Ka Devtaa Haseenon Ka Devta 1971 1817
Mile Mile Do Badan Khile Khile Do Chaman Blackmail 1973 1818
Pahraa Hai Yahaan Pahraa Badnaam 1975 1819

There were two debut films that day – ‘Jai Chittod’ and ‘Haseenon Ka Devta’. And quite interestingly, both the films are at present miles away from being yippeee’d. Since that day, only one song has been added for ‘Jai Chittod’ (12 songs listed in Geet Kosh), and none for ‘Haseenon Ka Devta’ (6 songs listed in Geet Kosh). The remaining 4 films, ‘Bandi’ (1957), ‘Blackmail’ (1973), ‘Badnaam’ (1975) and ‘Mera Naam Joker’, the magnum opus by Raj Kapoor, have completed their account on the blog.

And yet, today, “Mera Naam Joker’ makes another appearance here, on account of an unlisted song. In that, it is a repeat song from RK’s own film from 1951 – ‘Awaara’. Being his own film, of course it would have been a simple thing to reuse the earlier song.

In the iconic song “Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo”, the poet Neeraj declares,

haan babu ye circus hai
aur ye circus hai show teen ghante ka

pehla ghanta bachpan hai
doosra jawaani hai
teesra buddhaapa hai

The entire film was presented as three chapters, with two intermissions. And quite literally, RK has presented three phases of life in these three segments – childhood, youth, and old age. And in each of these phases, there is a different lady with whom the Joker’s heart gets entangled. And every time, his emotions and timid overtures are eventually disregarded – in face of certain compulsions of life that each one of those lady characters struggle with, in their own lives. In the first phase, there is a mismatch of age. In the second, there is a mismatch of location / language / societal background. And in the third, there is a mismatch of aspirations in life versus the values of life.

The reprisal of this song occurs close to the end of the second segment. The Joker has lost his heart to a circus artist visiting from Russia. And as their visit and stay comes to a close, the lady has to leave, and go back to her own country with her group. The circus manager (role played by Dharmendra), in an earlier conversation, has already cautioned him against getting too friendly with the visitors. That caution has now become a prophesy realized. Marina (role played by Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina) has to leave. The Joker is at the airport, with Sher Singh (role played by Dara Singh), his partner in crime, or let’s say, his ustaad in the art of romance. The Joker has come to bid farewell to the departing Russian troupe, and his lady love, who cannot stay. There is a brief exchange between the two lovers, and the lady leaves, planting a kiss on the Joker’s lips, and waving a good bye. Sher Singh asks the Joker as to what the lady has said in her native language. The Joker replies forlornly, that her words reminded him of an old song.

And then this song from two decades earlier is played once again, as a background piece. Marina walks to the plane, and the plane departs. And the verses penned by Shailendra are re-told yet once again in the life of the Joker –

duniya mein tere teer ka
ya taqdeer ka maara hoon. . .

This verse segment is the one that I never seem to have been able to get over all my life.  “That, in this life of mine, I have been vanquished either by my own destiny, or the glance arrows coming from your eyes – I do not know which one.” Such a powerful assertion in just ten words, ensconcing within itself a myriad philosophies of life, in a moment narrating and laying bare everything that can and could have gone wrong in an overwhelmed life. The emotions these ten words evoke inside, lie crumpled, tightly wound like a giant ball of thread, with no end visible – not enough words to unravel it and express it.

This song is probably one of the most recognizable songs ever in the ocean of Hindi film music – not only here in India, but also in many parts of this world, where RK’s films are loved as part of their own cultures. The first few bars of the prelude music start to play, and practically every one can recognize which song is coming up. And so, I remember, the first time I saw ‘Mera Naam Joker’, and this scene played out on the screen, and the Joker tells about being reminded of an old favorite song, and the prelude music begins to play – it was quite a shock of recognition that overpowered the heart. Yes, RK presenting this song at this juncture, makes all the sense, rounds up everything that he has been wanting to say through this film – ‘Mera Naam Joker’ – a wayward truant clown I am in this life.

An interesting throwback on this song – it was also repeated within the original film itself. Regular folks would remember, the closing scene – Nargis and Prithviraj Kapoor are visiting RK in the prison, after he has been incarcerated post his trial. It is a brief meeting – about two minutes or so. And as Nargis is asked to take leave, there is this standard dialogue that RK utters – “. . . meri soorat hi aisi hai”. Overcome by the understated innocence and simplicity, plus the unpretentious hangdog look on his face, Nargis once again rushes back into his arms, and exactly the same stanza starts to play in the background.

A few interesting observations about these two reprisals. Take the music and rendition. The song that plays in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is very nearly the original, but as one listens carefully, one can make out small pieces of extra orchestral music that S-J have weaved in, merging it with the overall background score of the scene. And in the original film ‘Awaara’, the rendition has a small variation at the end. The words of the last line that Mukesh has sung include a very delicate and lovable “हाय” ~ “haaye” –

haaye. . .
awaara hoon..oon..oon. . .

This addition has made this line oh so much more endearing and adorable. Listening to this last one snippet made my day – more than all the pleasure and emotions that are flowing with the original complete version of the song. So surely, this segment, or at least this last line has been re-recorded, even then back in 1951, and presented separately as the end piece.

Next, in both these reprisals, there is a close, very close proximity of the lady love. In ‘Awaara’, the kiss almost happens – just short of the waving scissors of the censor board. And in ‘Mera Naam Joker’, the kiss does happen, with Marina forcefully planting it on the lips of the Joker. Oh well, I don’t know – should we expect a kiss, whenever this part of the song is played ??  Ha, ha, I am sure you will tell me – it happens only in the reel world. 🙂 🙂

Another cute co-incidence I discovered in the last scene of ‘Awaara’. RK and Nargis are in each others arms, and a loud voice calls out in the background, probably the prison warden or constable – “ओ क़ैदी नंबर 308, चलो” (“O prisoner no. 308, come on move.”). I made a little connect in my mind – I don’t know whether that was the intention of the director and dialogue writer. The number 308 – it rang a bell. 308 –> 30-8 –> 30th August –> Shailendra’s birthday. 🙂 🙂

Back to ‘Mera Naam Joker’, I might as well document it here, for possibly no more posts of this film could be forthcoming in the future. The three ladies who appear in each of the three chapters of this film, just examine the screen names – Mary, Marina, Meena. Sound quite connected, flowing right into each other. You combine Mary and Meena – becomes Marina. Just some musings of the wandering mind. Just like the three magazines that RK, Rajendra Kumar and Padmini are seen browsing through on the flight – Time (Padmini), Fortune (Rajendra Kumar) and Life (RK). 🙂 🙂

And then, back to Mukesh, after all so much wandering of the silly mind over the terrain of anecdotes and co-incidences. Even till late afternoon today, I hadn’t the faintest idea whether I would be writing post for the remembrance day today. Mahesh ji’s post, so wholesome and so satisfying, after posting that in early morning, I was not picking up new ideas to write another post on Mukesh. Later, in the afternoon, I was just browsing through the list of songs etc., and don’t know why, but I decided to check out the 10-year-challenge thing for today. Pulled out the list of songs for 27-08-2009. The title ‘Mera Naam Joker’ jumped out at me immediately, and before I could say bambi, my mind had made a few jumps around, connected other material, and brought out this well baked idea of doing a combined 10-year-challenge and repeat-songs post. Yes, I had this repeat song on my list, and had not yet planned when to post it. The mind made that decision for me today, and quite swiftly so, without taking me along on the steps of decision making.

I am glad I checked this out, and got to make this connection and getting this post out today. In the earlier post today, Mahesh ji has mentioned a figure of ~80% songs of Mukesh being hit songs. I cannot think of any other singer, at this level of prolific output, who can be associated with this high a percentage of successful and popular songs from his or her body of work. And then the second connect came when Arun ji deposited on the Whatsapp group, a reminder of the Mukesh anniversary program on Doordarshan seven years ago. I recalled that this was also the very first question that the person interviewing me and Shikha ji, put to me in this program. That question was – “Mukesh ji has about 800 songs to his credit? Why does it always seem that has sung much more?”

And my answer was exactly on these lines – in any singer’s body of work, there is a certain percentage of songs which are memorable, which became popular, and which are quite well retained in the memory. However, with all other singers, this ratio of popular and memorable songs to their total repertoire, is comparatively lower. By extrapolating this expectation, the mind always thinks that in case of Mukesh, his body of work ought to be much larger, if the number of his popular and memorable songs is so much. This is a very interesting point. After that TV program, I had this very discussion with a number of friends, and mostly we agreed to this conclusion.

No doubt the music director and the poet – they have a very significant contribution towards the creation of a song. But it is the voice of Mukesh, that makes something different out of any song. That is what has made so large a percentage of his songs popular and memorable. A soulful voice – that was my assertion on that TV program also, that – “मुकेश जी की आवाज़ में एक अनोखी आत्मीयता है, जो किसी और गायक में नहीं मिलती”.  There is this so unique a characteristic of his rendition – an effortless exposition of the emotions, expressed in a most relaxing mode.

I feel I could go on and on. But then, not now. Another song, another post – there seems to be so much more one wants to say about this soulful, mellifluous voice – almost divine.

Song Repeat – Mera Naam Joker (1970)

Song Reprised at End – Awaara (1951)

Song – Aawaara Hoon. . .  (Mera Naam Joker) (1970) Singers – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shanker Jaikishan

Lyrics

aabaad nahin barbaad sahi
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
zakhmon se bharaa seena hai mera
hansti hai magar ye mast nazar
duniyaa aaa..aaa aaa..aaa
duniyaa mein tere teer kaa
ya taqdeer kaa maara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon
ya gardish mein hoon aasmaan ka taara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आबाद नहीं बर्बाद सही
गाता हूँ खुशी के गीत मगर
गाता हूँ खुशी के गीत मगर
ज़ख़्मों से भरा सीना है मेरा
हंसती है मगर ये मस्त नज़र
दुनिया आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰ आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰
दुनिया में तेरे तीर का
या तक़दीर का मारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
या गर्दिश में हूँ आसमान का तारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ


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 : 4053 Post No. : 15184

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 9
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Ah ha, even this song. 🙂

The film is ‘Alag Alag’ from 1985. Repeating an iconic song from the 1969 film ‘Aradhna’. And surely, the important thing to note is that the repeat would have involved no negotiations etc. The director, Shakti Samant, and the song writer Anand Bakshi, are the same. The producer of ‘Aradhna’ is Shakti Samant, and the producer of ‘Alag Alag’ is Rajesh Khanna, who incidentally appears in both the films. The music director of ‘Aradhna’ is SD Burman, and the music director for ‘Alag Alag’ is his son, RD Burman. I would believe that getting permission to repeat this song would have been quite easy. 🙂

As I checked out the the earlier posted original song (on 13 Jan, 2013) I notice that this repeat song is already identified by Sadanand ji in a comment posted on 31st Oct last year. And so, this song found its entry on the blog via this series. Well, for one, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh. That is the interesting part. There are seven songs listed for this film, and the singers listed against each one. The name Kavita Krishnamurthy, the singing voice of this version of the song, does not appear against any of the listed songs. Then, in the footnote, there is compiled list of playback singers given, which includes Kavita’s name, indicating that she has sung something for this film. If one does not view the film, and is not aware of this repeat performance of this song, one will keep wondering why does Kavita Krishnmurthy’s name appears in the list of playback singers, when she has not lent her voice to any song.

The 1985 film ‘Alag Alag’ is produced by Rajesh Khanna and Kusum Narula, under the banner of Aashirwaad Films International, Bombay. With this film, Rajesh Khanna made his debut as a producer in the industry. A small anecdote is noted – that Kishore Kumar did not accept any payment for his singing assignments in this film. He said that he felt indebted to Rajesh Khanna and ‘Aradhna’ for catapulting his career to a new high, and this being Rajesh’s first film as a producer, he would sing for him without accepting any payments.

The star cast of this film is listed as Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Sushma Seth, Gita Siddhartha, Urmila Bhatt, Anjana, Raj Rani, Rajesh Puri, Subiraj, Asit Sen, Bharat Bhushan, Bhagwan, Satyen Kappu, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Vikas Anand, Manmauji, Manik Dutt, Sunil Dhawan, Kamal Kanchan, Anoop, Pratap, Surendra, Shyam, Mohit, S Chavan, Gurubachan, with special appearance by Bindu and friendly appearances by Om Prakash and On Shivpuri.

Briefly, the story of this film is,

Tina Munim is a village belle, whose only dream in life is to marry a rich man. She comes to Bombay, meets Rajesh Khanna, and mistakes him for a rich man. When he reveals that he is not a rich man, but is a struggling singer looking for work in the film industry, she dumps him. Later in the film, we find out that he is actually a rich man’s son, who is out on his own, because his parents do not appreciate his desire to be a singer. The next set of events brings Tina to the home of Shashi Kapoor, who is a doctor and is widowed. Pursuing her goal with the single minded devotion, she now attempts to become his wife, This song is placed in the film at this juncture, as she tries to woo him.

The rest of the story is quite intertwined. Shashi Kapoor actually treats Tina Munim as a daughter. Rajesh comes to the doctor to get a false disability certificate as a reference. Tina meets him, confronts him and exposes him. Rajesh leaves, then is involved in an accident in which he loses his voice. He rejoins his family. Shashi Kapoor passes away on account of some illness. Tina is back on the road. With the help of his mother, Rajesh tries to promote Tina as a singer, without letting her know. They meet again, but Rajesh leaves because of his disability. Tina mistakes this to be that Rajesh hates her. And on goes the storyline, inching towards a happily ever after and a miraculous restoration of voice etc. 🙂

We come to this repeat song with a difference. So far in this series, most of the songs that have been reused, are presented as the original recording – barring “Babul Mora. . .” and “I Am A Disco Dancer“, which have been re-recorded in different singing voices. Today’s song also belongs to this latter group – that it is also a re-recorded version and not the original. The original, of course is Kishore Da, and in this female re-rendered version, the singing voice is Kavita Krishnamurthy.

You will notice that Tina’s attire in this song is quite similar to Sharmila’s in the original. An interesting repeat this one is. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Song – Roop Tera Mastaana, Pyaar Mera Deewaana  (Alag Alag) (1985) Singers – Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Female Voice + Male Voice

Lyrics

roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

raat nasheelee
mast samaa hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
raat nasheelee
mast sama hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
haay sharaabi mausam behkaaye
ae ae ae ae
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये

रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
हाय शराबी मौसम बहकाए ए ए ए ए
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये


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 :

4053 Post No. : 15183

22nd August (yesterday) was the remembrance day of the exceptional, yet unsung music director – Ram Prasad Sharma. He had passed away this day in 1995. May be not easily identifiable by himself, he is probably known more through his sons. His four sons have all been well known musicians and instrumentalists, and all have been connected with the film industry. Two of them are also famous as music directors – Pyaarelal ji, of the Laxmikant Pyaarelal duo, and Ganesh.

Ram Prasad’s biographical and filmographic details have been presented earlier on this blog, in the article on the song “Antul Habi Ke Dekho Kabhi” from the film ‘Magic Carpet’, released in 1964. There is also a detailed article by our dear Arun ji, posted here on the blog – Anmol Fankaar.

Today’s song is also from the same film – ‘Magic Carpet’. The film is directed by Babubhai Mistry, under the banner of Unique Pictures, Bombay. This is stunt cum fantasy film – a typical ‘jaadugar sainyyaan’ type film. The cast of actors includes Chitra, Azaad, Bhagwan, BM Vyas, Bela Bose, Dalpat, Kesri, Bimla Kashmiri, and a host of junior artists, listed as Aroon, Maqbool, Radhe Shyam, Arvind Kumar, Mehroo Bai, Bakshi, Master Kisore, Kalla, Rafiq, Sandow, Dawood, Amir, Musa, Julian, Khalil, Rehman, Salim, Zippy and Nagina.

The film has five songs which are penned by four songwriters – Farooque Kaiser, Shakeel Nomaani, Arsh Farooque and Jia Dehalvi. This song is written by Jia Dehalvi – as the pseudonym suggests, he is from Delhi. 🙂 Music is by Ram Prasad Sharma. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

On screen, the song is performed as a twin dance, with both dancers lip syncing the playback from Asha. The dancers are Chitra and Bela Bose. Now, I am not completely certain, and am open for being corrected. Some familiarity with the performers and the absence of any other name that sounds like a dancer, in the list of actors given above. I request other more knowledgeable friends in the group to please correct or confirm. 🙂

There are two other gentlemen in the frame. I request for help to identify them, as I do not yet have access to software that will help to remove the beards from the faces of men in video clips. 😀 😀 Given the names in the list of actors, I believe one of them could be Dalpat. Please help to identify them.

A lilting dance song this one. Listening to this song, I can hear the sources of inspiration for the torrent of music that flowed from the works of L-P. This, and many others like this from B and C grade films of 1950s and 1960s, form a string of very pleasing memories from the radio listening days. I am sure you will enjoy this.

Song – O Sainyyaan Be-Peer Koi Teer Na Chalaana  (Magic Carpet) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Jia Dehlavi, MD – Ram Prasad

Lyrics

o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

maine maana tu hai
puraana
sharaabi
maine maana tu hai
puraana
sharaabi
lekin in aankhon ki
juda hai
gulaabi
nazar se
pee le to boley tu
mai to fuzool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

aisi berukhi na
kar hum se
khudaara
aisi berukhi na
kar hum se
khudaara
de de mujhko apni
baahon ka
sahaara
sanam ke
naaz uthaana to
pyaar ka usool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

tauba teri nazren
hain tirchhi
kamaanen
tauba teri nazren
hain tirchhi
kamaanen
tu ne to li hongi
hazaaron
ki jaanen
sitamgar
kisko jawaani mein
marna qubool hai
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
tu mere
chhote se
dil ko na tadpaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana
o sainyyaan be-peer
koi teer na chalaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

मैंने माना तू है
पुराना
शराबी
मैंने माना तू है
पुराना
शराबी
लेकिन इन आँखों की
जुदा है
गुलाबी
नज़र से
पी ले तो बोले तू
मय तो फ़ज़ूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

ऐसी बेरुखी ना
कर हमसे
खुदारा
ऐसी बेरुखी ना
कर हमसे
खुदारा
दे दे मुझको अपनी
बाहों का
सहारा
सनम के
नाज़ उठाना तो
प्यार का उसूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना

तौबा तेरी नज़रें
हैं तिरछी
कमानें
तौबा तेरी नज़रें
हैं तिरछी
कमानें
तूने तो ली होंगी
हजारों
की जानें
सितमगर
किसको जवानी में
मरना कुबूल है
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
तू मेरे
छोटे से
दिल को ना तड़पाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना
ओ सैंया बेपीर
कोई तीर ना चलाना


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 :

4031 Post No. : 15152

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 41
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1st August of 2009, ten years ago. Five songs had been posted that day. As many as 4 movies opened their accounts on the blog that day – the four debut movies being ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952), ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiya’ (1955), ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ (1957) and ’Laakhon Mein Ek’ (1971). The fifth film – ‘Bhabhi’ from 1957 had its 5th song posted that day.

The current status of these five films is that two of them – ‘Bhaabhi’ and ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ have since been yippeee’d. for the remaining 3 films, two songs are pending for each one of them. The following table gives the complete status, as of just prior to this post today. The second last column gives info about the film status as of ten years ago, and the last column gives the status, as of today.

Ruk Jaa Re Piyaa Sabse Bada Rupaiyya 1955 Deb 7 of 9
Tie Lagaa Ke Maana Janaab Ban Gaye Hero Bhaabhi 1957 5th Yippeee’d
Tum Kyaa Jaano Tumhaari Yaad Me Ham Kitna Roye Shin Shinaaki Bubbla Boo 1952 Deb 5 of 7
Sainyaa Kyon Aaye Mujhe Angdaayi Duniya Rang Rangeeli 1957 Deb Yippeee’d
Jogi O Jogi Arre Pyaar Me Kyaa Hogaa Laakhon Mein Ek 1971 Deb 3 of 5

Getting on to Ten-Year Challenge, I looked up the pending songs from the three films that are still awaiting yippeee status, and I have picked this song from the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ of 1952.

This film is produced and directed by PL Santoshi, under his home banner of Santoshi Productions. The main cast of actors is listed as Rehana, Ranjan, Sadhana Bose, Veera, Baby Tabassum, Radha Kishan, Mumtaz Ali, Tiwari, Samson, Indu Pal, Shama Gulnar, Prabhu, Sarosh, Bingu, Goldstein, Mehmood, Senoor (parrot), Titi (cat).

The film has 7 songs which are penned by PL Santoshi and the music is composed by C Ramchandra. In the earlier posts, our dear Arun ji has dealt with the theme of the picture, its main artists and the issue of the film being banned by the govt, inspite of getting a ‘U’ certificate from the Censors. Interested readers may refer to the detailed posts by Arun ji, for the following songs – “Arey Baba. . Ye Hansi Baba. . Ye Khushi Baba. .” and, “Kuchh Chuhalen Hon Kuchh Charche Hon”.

Interesting to note that 1998, a TV serial with title ‘Cincinnati Bublaa Boo’ was telecast by Star Plus, over a period of 25 weeks – yes, ‘Shin Shinaaki’ and ‘Cincinnat’ sound very suspiciously close to each other. Cincinnati is a city in the US, and Shin Shinaaki is the name of the female lead in this fantasy story.

The song is crafted like a bhajan, and has very very philosophical flavor. Actually, the theme of this song is surprisingly quite profound – telling about a thief who lives inside, and does not allow the individual person to light the lamp of devotion. Tied with the bonds of karma, the person is not able to resist as this thief plunders the treasures of good will and bhakti, and keeps the self entangled in the web of this world. This thief is ‘maaya’, the illusory misconceptions and wrong understanding of this world, which hides the truth about this world, the self and the devotional relationship to the Almighty.

The verses of this song have a deep meaning, and are very well crafted. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar. A song that needs some attention as one listens to it.

With this song, the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’moves one step closer to Yippeee status. Now only one more song of this film remains to be posted here.

Song – Sai Re, Sai Re. . . Ghar Ghar Mein Ik Chor Sai  (Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

saai re
saai re

saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo
tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
loot jaaye sab maal khazaana
din dekhe na raati re
din dekhe na raati
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
laakh kare koi zor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

oo oo
tere dekhte ghar mein aaya. . .
ghar mein aaya
tere dekhte doley
kaisa jaadu daala tujh pe
tu kuchh bhi na boley re
tu kuchh bhi na boley
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
baandh karam ki dor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साईं रे
साईं रे

साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
लूट जाये सब माल खज़ाना
दिन देखे ना राति रे
दिन देखे ना राति
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
लाख करे कोई जोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
तेरे देखते घर में आया॰ ॰ ॰
घर में आया
तेरे देखते डोले
कैसा जादू डाला तुझ पे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले रे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
बांध करम की डोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 4029 Post No. : 15146

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 8
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The previous post in this series was delayed by about a week or so. And today’s post, I have been saving this medley song to write about this person, but not sure about which date to bring it on. A chance reminder three days ago, brought up this song and this post, almost immediately.  But then, other priorities intervened as usual, and this post is late by three days. 🙂

The person I write about, in this post, is Ravi Baswani. Yes, the sidekick companion of Naseeruddin Shah in the cult classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ of the year 1983.  Coincidental that the posts for these two friends are coming up one after the other. And both are in the same series, and both posts are a medley of songs from the earlier years. One difference is the nature and the composition of the medley of songs – I will come to this point again a little later in the write up. And the second difference – for Naseer we celebrated a birthday anniversary, but for Ravi, the occasion is his remembrance day. Yes – 27th July in the year 2010, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest, quite unexpectedly, and was no more. He was in Haldwani, on the way back to Delhi from Nainital, where he had gone for location scouting for his first full length feature film, as a director. In the prime of his health, and on the top with his career in cinema and theatre – leaves a regret in the mind, that it was not a time to go.

Ravi was born on 29th Sept in the year 1946, in the city of Bulandshehar in UP. His father, Balram Singh, was a doctor by profession, and his mother, Shingaar Kaur, a homemaker. Practically everyone who knows him or knows about him, always presume him to be a Sindhi – Baswani <> Vaswani and so on.  Interestingly, he is not. He belongs to a Jat family, whose correct family name is Baswan. How this surname got transformed into Baswani is an interesting tale by itself. It is a case of a clerical zeal.

As per his own description, his father applied for a passport sometimes in the late 1930s. His application form was processed by a Bangla person. It just came to his mind and he decided that the surname ‘Baswan’ is spelt incorrectly. He assumed in his mind that the correct surname should be Vaswani – a name that one is more familiar with. And being a Bengali speaking person, he decided that the spelling of the surname should be Baswani – i.e. the Bangla version of the pronunciation of Vaswani. The passport got processed, and Ravi’s father’s name was transformed to Balram Singh Baswani for good. All for the zeal of a processing official to set right the name of the applicant. As his father appeared for and got selected for study of medicine, his name was taken from the passport as a reference. And surely enough, the doctor’s degree pronounced his name as Baswani. Beyond that point, his father then made no attempts to get the name rectified. And Baswani got carried into the next generation. Of course, all his uncles and cousins were not so affected – the rest of the clan still continues to be Baswan.

He further says that he could have made a choice to revert to his original family name, when he started his filmi career. But then, when he signed up for his debut film – ‘Chashm e Baddoor’, his father had then passed away just a few weeks earlier. Somehow emotionally he felt compelled not to desert his father’s surname, and decided to keep it.  And that is the name he signed up for life then.

The family moved to Delhi in 1946-47 and settled down in the Connaught Place area. Ravi’s education happened at St Columba’s School and Kirori Mal College (Delhi University). As per his own declaration, there is nothing in his lineage before him remotely connected with stage and acting. But inside him, there was an actor that expressed itself, both at school and at college. He made his debut on stage at the age of six, in a school play. As per his own admission, he fell in love with acting and dramas during his years at the Kirori Mal College.

The dramatics society at the Kirori Mal College, called simply ‘The Players’ is one of the most vibrant, and famous theatre groups in Delhi. Founded by the legendary dramatist, Frank Thakurdas in 1957, this theatre group boasts of some of the biggest names in theatre and cinema, who learned their craft here. The list will impress you – Amitabh Bachchan, Dinesh Thakur, Shakti Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and many more names of the current TV and cinema scene. During his college days, he won the Delhi University’s Best Actor award, at the university lever drama competition.

Ravi says that of course, he had no intention of pursuing acting as a career.  After college, he quite dutifully joined the sales department of a large company. He worked there for two years. During the later part of these two years, something happened. Ravi came down with a case of jaundice, which he himself attributes to excess of alcohol, and was resting up, away from work. During this time, he went to see a play one day. The play was the iconic ‘Evam Indrajeet’, by the famous dramatist Badal Sircar. It was directed by Shyamanand Jalan and Kalyan Chatterjee played the title role. The play is based on the legend of Sisyphus from the Greek mythology. Sisyphus is cursed with the task of pushing and rolling a large rock up a hill. When he reaches the top, the rock rolls down the other side, and he starts all over again, pushing the boulder up the hill now from the other side. This lifelong curse simply continues forever without any respite.

Ravi says, it suddenly struck him right between the eyes – that is what his life was all about. And he asked this question of himself – is that all that there is to life? As soon as he was well enough to go the office, he went into his manager’s room and tendered his resignation, bidding a good farewell to a budding corporate career, once for all.

With no plan for the future in mind, and very little finances to support himself, he took on free lancing in the Delhi theatre circle. He remembers with fascination, the privilege that he had to work with stalwarts of the theatre world such as BM Shah, Mohan Upreti, Om Shivpuri, MK Raina, Joy Michael, Bansi Kaul and Ebrahim Alkazi!

Realizing that acting alone would not support a life, he also started training himself to be stage designer and director. During this time, he got together with some other free lancers like himself and set up a theatre group which was, quite interestingly named Non-Group. In a matter of a short time, this group became a force to reckon with in Delhi’s theatre circuit. Their crowning achievement was organizing non-stop 24 hour play festivals on the leap day (29th Feb) in the years 1976 and 1980, which included dance, drama, music, films and the fine arts.

Ravi notes that the turning point in this wayward journey as a freelancer came his way close to the end of 1970s. Naseeruddin Shah, a very old and close friend on the theatre circuit, landed in Delhi with the script of the film ‘Sparsh’ (1980) in his hands. As Ravi went over the script with Naseer, he writes that he was convinced – here was a National Award in the making for Naseer. His gut feel did pan out as reality a couple of years down the road, as Naseer bagged his first National Award as the best actor, for his sensitive portrayal of a blind man’s challenges in the apathetic world of the normal people.

Ravi writes that after going through the script, he was quite sure it had no role for him, but being the buddy of Naseer, he would have been quite content to even be his light boy. As the things unfolded, Sai Paranjpye, the producer director of this film, assigned the task of props design and management for the film to Ravi. This was his first real introduction to the world of cinema. The one great positive outcome of this endeavor was establishing a great relationship with Sai Paranjpye. So much that when Sai started work on ‘Chashm e Baddoor’ (1981), this time around Ravi had a very meaty role – his debut in the film world, in front of the camera this time.

His role in ‘Chashm e Baddoor’ was nominated for the Filmfare’s Best Comedian award. This was followed up with two more nominations in 1983, for – oh so quite expectedly – ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ and ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’. He bagged the award for ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ in face of stiff competition against himself (for ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’), and Satish Shah (for ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’). That does create a record of sorts – three nominations for Filmfare award for the first three films of his career; quite so.

Quite early one might say, but he moved into the small screen in 1984 with the comedy serial ‘Idhar Udhar’. And very soon, turned a director for TV serials with ‘Hakke Bakke’ in 1988, and more with ‘Kisse Miyan Biwee Ke’ and ‘Panchhi’. And then on to Sony channel with ‘Just Mohabbat’ and ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’.

Twenty five feature films in about three decades. He picks the following as his best performances – ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1983), ‘Yaatna’ (1985), ‘Monsoon’ (2005) and ‘Yun Hota To Kya Hota’ (2006). He worked with children theatre a lot – about 400 plays he directed for children of ages from 5 to 17. Best of my work, he says – it left him being a child, permanently.

And then, at the peak of his active life, and in the midst of numerous projects, he was gone – just like that, nine years ago.

Coming to the song – another unlisted repeat song, or rather a medley of songs, from the film ‘Chashm e Baddoor’. This film is one of the most memorable comedies in my listings. It is funny tale of three very close friends, college going students, who live through the most normal college going life and activities for singles of the male species i.e. pursuing girls to strike a relationship. The three friends – Siddharth (Farooque Sheikh), Jomo (Ravi Baswani) and Omi (Rakesh Bedi), share an apartment. There are fun capers of sharking cigarettes on loan from the corner pan-beedi waala (role played by Saeed Jafrey), biking around aimlessly – three on a mobike, efforts to catch attention of ladies, who would be less than interested in their types, etc. Then one day, a new family moves into the neighborhood. There is a young lady Neha in that family (role played by Deepti Naval). And once having seen her, they, or at least the two – Omi and Jomo, are desperate to contact her, and try to build a friendship. With great difficulty they are able to locate her address. And then there is a wager. They will each make an effort to strike a friendship with the lady, and may the best man win.

Omi goes in first, he is mistaken for plumber, asked to make plumbing repairs. Of course he does not know the right end of the tap or the wrench, and has to escape from the house with his dignity and physical features intact.

Jomo goes in second. He masquerades as the younger brother of a Bombay film producer who has come to Delhi in search of fresh talent. He gets into the house, but his outcome is worse than Omi – watch the video clip.

The fun part is that both of them, on return to their penthouse apartment (called a barsaati in Delhi – a single isolated room on the terrace of a house), both of them spin a false yarn on how they were able to impress the lady, and have a initial go ahead for a relationship.

The clip that I have uploaded, gives the Jomo episode from start to finish – the way he loses his dignity and also physical features, and the tall tale that he tells to his friends on return. This clip is a favorite – vintage Ravi Baswani at his best.

And in the bogus and fictitious tale that he spins for his friends, he falls back on a string of old Hindi film songs, to create and convey the lovey-dovey mood of success in setting up a friendly relation with the lady.

Unlike the previous episode, where we had a typical set of songs – all Rafi-Shammi Kapoor songs – this medley has a mix of male, female and duet songs, with multiple singing voices. The treat in this medley is Ravi Baswani, taking on the mantle of Dilip Kumar, Rehman, Joy Mukherjee, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, Feroze Khan, Dev Anand, and Sunil Dutt – all short cameos of a few seconds each. My personal favorite is the imitation of Dev Anand – one just has to see to believe it.

Closing this episode and also bringing to close the brief bio on this multi-talented actor and comedian – he never pursued a career. It was the career that kept hounding after him all his life. Alas, gone too soon. Good bye Ravi. . .

[Author’s Note: A fair part of the material for the write up on Ravi Baswani is taken from Ravi’s personal website, which, interestingly, is still active.]

Song – Karna Tha Inkaar, Magar Iqraar Tumhi Se Kar Baithe (medley)  (Chashm e Baddoor) (1981) Singers – Female Voice, Male Voice [Multiple], Lyrics – [multiple], MD – [multiple]
Female Voice + Male Voice

Lyrics

karna tha inkaar
magar iqraar
tumhin se kar baithe
na na karte pyaar
tumhin se kar baithe. . .

pyaar kiya koi chori nahin ki
chhup chhup aahen bharna kya
jab pyaar kiya to darna kya
pyaar kiya to darna kya
jab pyaar kiya to darna kya. . .

hum chhod chaley hain mehfil ko
yaad aaye kabhi to mat rona
is dil ko tassalli de dena
ghabraaye kabhi to mat rona
hum chhod chaley hain mehfil ko. . .

na jaao sainyaan
chhuda ke bainyaan
kasam tumhari main ro padungi
ro padungi. . .

sheesha ho ya dil ho..oo..oo
aakhir . . . toot jaaata hai
toot jaata hai
toot jaaata hai
toot jaaata hai

o o aa ja
aa aa aa ja
a a a aa ja
aa aa aa ja
a a a aa ja
aa aa aa ja
a a a aa ja
aa aa aa..aa. . .

tum ne pukaara aur
hum chale aaye
dil hatheli par ley aaye re..ea..ea
tum ne pukaara aur
hum chale aaye. . .

aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye
to baat ban jaaye
haan haan baat ban jaaye
aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye. . .

aah
chhod do aanchal
zamaana kya kahega
oo oo oo
chhod do aanchal
zamaana kya kahega
ha ha ha
in adaaon ka
zamaana bhi hai deewaana
deewaana kya kahega
oo oo oo
chhod do aanchal
zamaana kya kahega. . .

logo. . .
na maaro isey
yahi to mera
dildaar hai. . .

ab chaahe sar phoote ya maatha
maine teri baanh pakad li
ab chaahe sar phoote ya maatha
maine teri baanh pakad li. . .

hum tum
yug yug se ye geet milan ke
gaate rahe hain
gaate rahenge..ea..ea
hum tum
jag mein jeevan saathi ban ke
aate rahe hain
aate rahenge..ea..ea
hum tum. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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करना था इंकार
मगर इक़रार
तुम्हीं से कर बैठे
ना ना करते प्यार
तुम्हीं से कर बैठे॰ ॰ ॰

प्यार किया कोई चोरी नहीं की
छुप छुप आहें भरना क्या
जब प्यार किया तो डरना क्या
प्यार किया तो डरना क्या
जब प्यार किया तो डरना क्या॰ ॰ ॰

हम छोड़ चले हैं महफिल को
याद आए कभी तो मत रोना
इस दिल को तसल्ली दे देना
घबराए कभी तो मत रोना
हम छोड़ चले हैं महफिल को॰ ॰ ॰

ना जाओ सैंयां
छुड़ा के बैंयां
कसं तुम्हारी में रो पड़ूँगी
रो पड़ूँगी॰ ॰ ॰

शीशा हो या दिल हो
आखिर ॰ ॰ ॰ टूट जाता है
टूट जाता है
टूट जाता है
टूट जाता है॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ आ जा
आ आ आ जा
अ अ अ आ जा
आ आ आ जा
अ अ अ आ जा
आ आ आ जा
अ अ अ आ जा
अ अ आ॰॰आ॰ ॰ ॰

तुम ने पुकारा और
हम चले आए
दिल हथेली पर ले आए रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
तुम ने पुकारा और
हम चले आए॰ ॰ ॰

आप जैसा कोई मेरी ज़िंदगी में आए
तो बात बन जाये
हाँ हाँ बात बन जाये
आप जैसा कोई मेरी ज़िंदगी में आए॰ ॰ ॰

आह
छोड़ दो आँचल
ज़माना क्या कहेगा
ओ ओ ओ
छोड़ दो आँचल
ज़माना क्या कहेगा
हा हा हा
इन अदाओं का
ज़माना भी है दीवाना
दीवाना क्या कहेगा
ओ ओ ओ
छोड़ दो आँचल
ज़माना क्या कहेगा॰ ॰ ॰

अब चाहे सर फूटे या माथा
मैंने तेरी बाँह पकड़ ली
अब चाहे सर फूटे या माथा
मैंने तेरी बाँह पकड़ ली॰ ॰ ॰

हम तुम
युग युग से ये गीत मिलन के
गाते रहे हैं
गाते रहेंगे॰॰ए॰॰ए
हम तुम
जग में जीवन साथी बन कर
आते रहे हैं
आते रहेंगे॰॰ए॰॰ए
हम तुम


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 : 4028 Post No. : 15144

Today, 29th July, is the 66 birthday for Anoop Jalota, the renowned singer of classical and semi-classical music. Known as the Bhajan Samrat, his forte is in the arena of religious bhajans and devotional songs. Here is wishing him many many happy returns of this day.

Anoop was born this day in 1953, in Nainital. His late father, Purushottam Das Jalota has also been a renowned singer of devotional songs himself. Anoop got his initial education in classical music at the Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow. He started his singing career as a chorus singer at All India Radio. Over the years, he has sung popular sugam sangeet and ghazals also. But he has not been as famous and successful in that area. He started singing devotional songs and for that, he has become very popular. He was honored with the award of Padam Shri in 2012.

His songs in Hindi films are quite limited, although I do find two songs by him already on our blog. Today’s song is from the 1977 film ‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba’. This song is written by Pandurang Dixit and its music is also composed by him. On screen, this song is performed by Manmohan Krishan.

The film is produced by the Sarla Charities Trust, and is directed by Ashok V Bhushan. It is a screen adaptation of the biographical book on Sai Baba by the late Shri Govindrao Dhabolkar. The cast of actors includes Sudhir Dalvi in the title role, Manmohan Krishan, Raj Mehra, B M Vyas, Usha Chauhan, Beerbal, Nazeer Kashmiri, C S Dubey, Gurbachan Singh, Jyotsana Kirpekar, Preetam Balley, Vatsala Deshmukh, Ratanmala Pandit, Bhawna, Master Teeto, and Master Raju. The film has many special and guest appearances, viz., Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Premnath, Manoj Kumar, Madan Puri, Sachin, Dhiraj Kumar, Paintal, Krishan Dhawan, Satish, and Kuljeet.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Some are traditional, and the remaining are penned by Dev Krishan, Manoj Kumar and Pandurang Dixit. The latter is also the music director  for this film. One song of this film is already showcased here on our blog.

In this song, the on screen performer is Manmohan Krishan. He is leading a few others, including some police personnel and taking them to the place where Sai Baba resides.

This song was recorded in 1977, when Anoop would have been just 24 years of age. One can make out the difference in the quality of the voice – in this song and his singing 40 years hence, in the current period.

The Bhajan itself is written and composed very beautifully. Exhorting the listener to meditate on the universality of the message of brotherhood, and the underlying unity and commonalities of all the religions and beliefs. That is the message of Sai Baba – ‘Sab Ka Maalik Ek’ – that the Supreme One is the One and same for all people.

Song – Sumar Manwa. . . Sumar Re Panchtatva Suvichaar  (Shirdi Ke Sai Baba) (1977) Singer – Anup Jalota, Lyrics – Pandurang Dixit, MD – Pandurang Dixit
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

sumar manwaa aa aa aa aa aa
sumar manwaa aa aa aa aa aa
sumar manwaa

sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar
ghat ghat bheetar jag mein nirantar
naad brahma saakar
sunlo pranav ki divya pukaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

mera mera
kuchh nahin tera
chhod do ahankaar
paalo shaashwat soukhya apaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

taaran aur phal
karm bhaagya ka
smar lo baaram baar
sunlo dharm chakra jhankaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

chandra kor ka achal sahaara
kare sitaara ek aadhaar
maano shradhha ka ye saar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

aao jalaado
yagya agni mein
ye katu vishay vikaar
karlo daivi saakshaatkaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

ye stup aikya ka
prem dharm ka
satya shaanti ka dwaar
sandesh bhavya de
mantra divya de
sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar

jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सुमर मनवा आ आ आ आ आ
सुमर मनवा आ आ आ आ आ
सुमर मनवा

सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार
घट घट भीतर जग में निरंतर
नाद ब्रह्म साकार
सुन लो प्रणव की दिव्य पुकार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

मेरा मेरा
कुछ नहीं तेरा
छोड़ दो अहंकार
पा लो शाश्वत सौख्य अपार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

तारण और फल
कर्म भाग्य का
स्मर लो बारं बार
सुन लो धर्म चक्र झंकार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

चन्द्र कोर का चल सहारा
करे सितारा एक आधार
मानो श्रद्धा का ये सार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

आओ जला दो
यज्ञ अग्नि में
ये कटु विषय विकार
कर लो दैवी साक्षात्कार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

ये स्तूप ऐक्य का
प्रेम धर्म का
सत्य शान्ति का द्वार
सन्देश भव्य दे
मंत्र दिव्य दे
साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार

जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार



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Blog Day :

4027 Post No. : 15141 Movie Count :

4159

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 7

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A birthday greeting that is now a week ago (plus one more day 😉 ). Many many happy and healthy returns Naseer ji – may we all be blessed with a few more decades of accomplished performances by yourself.

Memories do always seem to connect as if yesterday. Maybe it is the ‘me’ inside me that is never changing in this ever changing world, and so every memory, every remembrance of every person, place, happening, event, vision, hearing a song on the radio, and yes, seeing films in black and white on the TV screens in neighbor’s homes – everything seems to have happened just yesterday.

The film was ‘Manthan’ (1976). And the days were when we would just sit and watch a film on TV for no reason – just that it was a Saturday / Sunday and Doordarshan would be airing a feature. Much later in life I would surprised to find out that some of the films I had watched on TV were actually color films. But then, those black and white images in the memory are more prized and dear now, than the actual color visuals captured later in the day (yesterday, I mean – as I said, everything seems to have happened yesterday).

So, ‘Manthan’ it was. A film that was part of the earliest batch of New-Wave cinema in India. From the first viewing, the memory that I have is, that I do not remember anything about the film or its storyline, its characters, their names, performances etc. Everything that I know about this film is from later viewings. But there are two items that are stuck in the storage from that viewing – one is a visual of a man driving a jeep, a woman trying to follow him on foot, and the song playing – “Mero Gaam Kaathha Paarey”. And the second is a funny mention – a belligerent villager pronouncing the word ‘society’ as ‘sisoti’ (सीसोटी). That is the earliest data byte stored in memory about this exemplary and infinitely versatile performer – Naseeruddin Shah.

Beyond that of course, getting in later teens and going to college, it was trendy and fashionable to go see new wave films – and so a much crowded occupancy of memories related to his films. The list seems to go on and on – ‘Nishant’ (1975), ‘Bhumika’ (1977), ‘Godhuli’ (also 1977), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Sparsh’ (1979), ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’, ‘Bhavni Bhavai’ (all three in 1980), then ‘Chakra’ and ‘Sazaay e Maut’ (what a solid psychological thriller this one is), both from 1981, ‘Bazaar’ (1982), then a ton of them in 1983 – ‘Katha’, ‘Mandi’, ‘Ardh Satya’ and the peerless cult classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, then ‘Paar’, ‘Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho’ and ‘Khandhar’ in 1984, ‘Mirch Masala’ in 1985, and in 1986, ‘Musafir’, and ‘Genesis’ – the unforgettable film of primeval emotions and human relations, by Mrinal Sen.

On the way, his career merged into the commercial circuit, and, with some of the then current group of parallel cinema performers, he established himself as a performer at home both with ‘sisoti’ and “Oye Oye Aaaa. . . O Tirchhe Nainon Waali” (‘Tirchhi Topi Waale’, 1998). The ease with which he has straddled both the streams is really heartwarming. It simply goes to underline his openness and his versatility. Starting with ‘Hum Paanch’ in 1980, he entered into the mainstream commercial Hindi cinema and has made an enviable position for himself in the industry with creditable performances in films like ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Dil Aakhir Dil Hai’ (1982), ‘Masoom’ and ‘Who Saat Din’, (1983), ‘Ghulami’ and ‘Trikaal’ (1985), ‘Karma’ (1986, in the esteemed company of Dilip Kumar), ‘Ijaazat’ (1987), the fabled ‘Pestonjee’ in 1988, along with ‘Hero Hiralal’ and ‘Maalamaal’. In the 1988 Merchant-Ivory production of the crime thriller ‘The Perfect Murder’, he plays the pivotal role of Inspector Ghote. Then on to ‘Tridev’ in 1989, ‘Police Public’ in 1990. . . and then there are many, too many to be listed here. A sampler of important ones –‘Vishwatma’ (1992), ‘Sir’ (1993), ‘Mohra’ (1994), ‘Himmat’ (1996), ‘Chinagate’ (1998), ‘Sarfarosh’ (1999), ‘Hey Ram’ – the role of Mahatma Gandhi (2000), ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001), ‘3 Deewaarein’ and ‘Main Hiin Na’ (2004), ‘Iqbal’ (2005), ‘Omkara’ and ‘Banaras’ along with ‘Yun Hota To Kya Hota’, his debut as a director in (2006), ‘Parzania’ (2007), ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ in which he plays the role of a portrait on the wall, and ‘Mere Baap Pehle Aap’ in 2008. . . As I said, his notable performances are simply too numerous to be sampled.

Naseer was born in Barabanki (UP) on 20th July, 1949. His parents, Aley Mohammed Shah and Farrukh Sultan, are originally from Meerut. His school education happened at St. Anselm’s in Ajmer and St. Joseph’s College in Nainital. After doing his BA from Aligarh Muslim University, he joined the National School of Drama in Delhi. From there on, the rest is all fairly recent history. His work, on stage and on screen is the story of his life.

On the way, he has earned two National awards for the best actor – ‘Sparsh’ in 1979 and ‘Paar’ in 1984, and one National award for the best supporting actor in ’Iqbal’ (2006). He also has to his credit three Filmfare awards for Best Actor –  ‘Aakrosh’ (1981), ‘Chakra’ (1982) and ‘Masoom’ (1984). He also won the Volpi award for the best actor at the Venice Film Festival in the year 1984 for his performance in ‘Paar’. He has also been honored with the national awards of Padam Shri (1987) and Padam Bhushan (2003).

The song being presented today is a repeat category item with a slight difference. It is a medley of 6 songs, that have been strung together into a wonderful imitiation performance by Naseer. There is a specific similarity in this set of songs. All are rendered by Rafi Sb, and all are Shammi Kapoor songs on screen. The audio segments edited together are all original renditions, with no effort to re-record or improvise.

The choice of Shammi Kapoor songs all – you may ask. Yes, the interesting background to this song does indeed involve Shammi Kapoor as an important figure in the storyline, albeit in absentia.

The film is ‘Sitam’ from 1984. The film is produced by Vikram, and is directed by the husband wife team of Aruna Raje and Vikas Desai. The main cast of actors is Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Vikram. Asrani, Sulabha Deshpande, Seema Deo, Vikas Desai, Arun Sarnaik, Keith Stevenson amongst others.

Subhash Munkur (role played by Naseeruddin Shah) is a lively, jolly fellow who loves to live the life to its fullest. He is a middle income family person, working in a certain office. He is an avid football player and is the captain of the homegrown team in his company. He is also a very fervent fan of Shammi Kapoor, and imitates his acting and sings his songs. His wife, Meenakshi (role played by Smita Patil) is a home maker, and they have a small son to complete their small dream world.

One day, suddenly, this dream world is mortally shattered. Subhash passes away in a freak inadvertent accident on the football field. Meenakshi is devastated and crushed – she had a very loving relationship with her husband.

This song medley appears in the film a little while after the accident. Meenakshi is alone at home and the memories of Subhash are all around her, and she is traumatized by them. She envisions him still in the home, and singing Shammi Kapoor songs as he used to, to woo her and also to irritate her. Whichever part of the home she goes to, there is a song and a vision attached with it, and she continues to see him singing, in the balcony, in the kitchen, in the bedroom, on the dining table – everyplace in the home. She is not able to hold her grief, and is sobbing and in tears all the time, while this ‘dream of wide open eyes’ is being enacted around her.

So here is a treat of Shammi Kapoor songs, performed quite well by Naseeruddin Shah. Of course the original personality is the big difference, but still, it is a creditable imitation. Once again, this medley is not listed in the EP of the film or in the Geet Kosh and is available only on the film track.

The rest of the story is an interesting premise. Inder (role played by Vikram), the person who inadvertently caused the accident on the football field, is till then unknown to Meenakshi. He locates her and tries to become friendly with her and her son. He is guilt ridden and some how wants to make some amends, he knows not how. But then Meenakshi discovers the truth behind his visits. She further accuses him, berates him and in anger asks him to leave her home. Inder goes back and attempts to commit suicide by slashing his wrists. He is taken to the hospital and saved, but now the guilt factor in his mind has multiplied manifold. He becomes suicidal and a mental patient, and is shifted to the mental ward. The doctors understand his situation that the only remedy for him is to get forgiveness from Meenakshi. And of course, Meenakshi, in her own shattered state of mind, is in no condition or frame of mind to forgive Inder.

This is actually where the film starts. The earlier events are presented as a flashback, and the rest of the film is about how Meenakshi comes to terms with her grief, and ends up forgiving Inder. The film is a very interesting psychological narrative.

Enjoy this replay of six of the famous songs of Shammi Kapoor. I have listened to and viewed this clip so many times now, and every time, it seems to end just too soon. One does not realize that more than three minutes have passed. And the mind actually waits for yet one more song segment.

And the added bonus is the improvised performance by Naseeruddin Shah. Great performer, great actor – I am sure you will agree.

 

Song – Kisi Na Kisi Se Kabhi Na Kabhi (medley)  (Sitam) (1984) Singers – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [multiple], MD – [multiple]

Lyrics

kisi na kisi se
kabhi na kabhi
kahin na kahin dil lagaana padega. . .

tum ne mujhe
dekha
ho kar
meharbaan
ruk gayi ye zameen
tham gaya aasmaan
jaan e mann
jaan e jaan
tum ne mujhe
dekha. . .

badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
badan pe sitaare lapete huye
o jaan e tamanaa kidhar ja rahi ho
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye
zara paas aao
to chain aa jaaye. . .

kya haseen mod par aa gayi zindgani
ke haqeeqat na ban jaaye meri kahaani
jab aahen bhare ye thandi pawan
seene mein sulag uth’ti hai agan
tujhe dekh ke kehta hai mera mann
kahin aaj kisi se mohabbat na ho jaaye. . .

dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas
dil ke jharokhe mein tujh ko bitha kar
yaadon ko teri main dulhan bana kar
rakhunga main dil ke paas
mat ho meri jaan udaas. . .

tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar
meri jaan ja rahi hai
tum ne kisi ki jaan ko
jaate huye dekha hai
wo dekho mujh se rooth kar. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसी ना किसी से
कभी ना कभी
कहीं ना कहीं दिल लगाना पड़ेगा॰ ॰ ॰

तुम ने मुझे
देखा
हो कर
मेहरबान
रुक गई ये ज़मीन
थम गया आसमान
जान ए मन
जान ए जान
तुम ने मुझे
देखा॰ ॰ ॰

बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जान ए तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ
तो चैन आ जाये॰ ॰ ॰

क्या हसीन मोड़ पर आ गई ज़िंदगानी
के हक़ीक़त ना बन जाये मेरी कहानी
जब आहें भरे ये ठंडी पवन
सीने में सुलग उठती है अगन
तुझे देख के कहता है मेरा मन
कहीं आज किसी से मोहब्बत ना हो जाये॰ ॰ ॰

दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास
दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठा कर
यादों को तेरी मैं दुल्हन बना कर
रखूँगा मैं दिल के पास
मत हो मेरी जां उदास॰ ॰ ॰

तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर
मेरी जान जा रही है
तुमने किसी की जां को
जाते हुये देखा है
वो देखो मुझसे रूठ कर॰ ॰ ॰


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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 over 15200 song posts by now.

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

Total number of songs posts discussed

15221

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1178
Total Number of movies covered =4183

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

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