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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 : 3716 Post No. : 14647

Missing Films of 1960s – 78
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And here is the 4001st film to find its place on our blog. Thanks Atul ji, for a very interesting sojourn through a tale of years and numbers. The tales, most surely, is not yet done with. So many more chapters are still to be written, and I am sure there is still a ton of surprises that are waiting in the shadows.

As the years progress, it is to be expected that the number of people interested in this music form will be lessening. Maybe so, but the experience so far has been that the interest in this music form continues to retain the attention of music lovers. Their numbers may be reducing through a natural process, but the music is continuously attracting new followers. Let me mention a few very interesting developments which are very recent.

When digital music arrived on the scene, it took the world by storm. Every creator of music, every producer of music items made a beeline for the CDs and the digitally converted and compressed formats. Everything that is anything in music, well almost, is now available in mp3 and other digital formats, with a greater ease of storage and sharing. However, the aficionado listeners, having spent a lot of time with digital music are probably beginning to miss the fidelity of the analog recordings – of the vinyl records and the coated plastic tapes. As we all know, digitization is basically a process to slice the stream of music into tiny packets and store them in digital formats. This slicing process (called sampling), however fine tuned and precise it may be, still leads to a loss of content. When the digital sampling happens, and packets are created, it does drop out minute fractions of audio stream in between the packets. The resulting output may get subjected to further such process, as folks try more digital processes to ‘clean’ the sound and to tweak the different frequency ranges to their personal preferences. Every time such a transformation process is applied to a stream of music, it loses some fraction of its original content. I have been part of listening sessions wherein the differences between the analog audio tracks and their digitally transformed versions, have been demonstrated. With some surprising differences.

In recent months and years, there has been a slowly progressing turnback towards the analog sound once again. In Europe, the music companies have started pressing vinyl records once again, and we are seeing more and more of them in the market. Even many latest Hindi films are releasing their music on LPs once again. Just go to music stores, and to the online stores, and today, you can buy a much larger selection of latest music on LPs than maybe 10 or 15 years ago.

In the US, there is a spurt in the demand of original music tracks on 78 rpm records, and their market is really going up. Although I have not yet heard about a return back to 78 rpm pressing factories. But who knows, the value economics may still turn the tide in that direction.

In India, besides the music of newer Hindi films coming on LPs, there is another move coming up, towards re-releasing the available earliest music of the 1900s to 1940s on LP records. One of the factors is that majority of the music of that period is now technically out of copyright ownership status and is in public domain. I am aware of at least on such enterprise who are working to bring back to life, the music of the likes of Gauhar Jaan and Janakibai, and release the available collections in LP format. I have a feeling this will trend is only going to grow over the years, and we should be seeing more players come into this market. There is a ton of non-film music that is still available in 78 rpm format that is waiting for a second life. Digital is all well, but listeners are now returning to the gramophone.

In an interesting conversation just last month, I got this surprise news that some music companies are working to bring back the cassette tape into the market once again. The purity and the fidelity of the sound is once again the driving force behind this renewal. Over the decades, the research on the different storage media and formats, has established that the original media formats continue to be the safest, the most reliable and the most enduring. The life span of celluloid and plastic tapes (audio and VHS) has proven to be longer lasting than CDs and hard disks. Of course the caveat is that they are stored in proper conditions. The well stored celluloid films from the late 1800s are still going strong, much better than the VHS tapes, and which in turn are proving to be much longer lasting than DVDs and hard disks.

I will turn this detour into the technical aspects of media storage, back to where I had started from. That there still are a ton of surprises that are probably waiting in the shadows. Let me bring up another very interesting aspect of this discussion – the collections that are sitting with private collectors. Yes, there are many a sizeable collections of records that are in the possession of private collectors. With the passing of years and the intervention of natural processes, a number of these collections are changing hands and getting redistributed. These collections, for decades, have been religiously guarded and kept ultra safe for private listening only. With passage of time and change of guard (ownership thru inheritance), and for lack of interest on the part of the inheritee, these collections are now seeing light of the day. Knowledgeable collectors are avidly pursuing such opportunities to take a pick of some very well preserved and very rare recordings. A very interesting aside here is that collectors in Pakistan are also in the fray, and they are making a good harvest. As per comments made in discussions in music collector circles, in good probability, there are more 78 rpm records now in Pakistan than here in India. And that is because the Pakistani collectors seem to be keeping much better tabs on such movements of private collections than their Indian counterparts.

My hope and my expectation is that in this process of collections changing hands and moving to different owners, we may see some more of unheard, unlisted and unexpected recordings come out into public domain.  Gosh, who knows what we may still encounter as the search brings up more and more hitherto unavailable items into the open.

Coming to the 4001st film – a very obscure and unfamiliar name – ‘Ek Surat Do Dil’ from 1968. Except for the listing in the Geet Kosh, I have no other information traceable, for this film. This is a film produced in Calcutta, under the banner of Kashi Alok Chitram. There is no information available about the actors or producer/director of this film. The Geet Kosh lists eight songs for this film. It appears as if only one record has surfaced in the public domain so far, and that seems to be the only source of information available. The names of the singers, songwriters and the music director seem to have been taken from the record label itself. The name of the music director is Bijan Pal. This name appears in the Geet Kosh only for this one film. And that’s it. Same is with the songwriter – Ramji Singh. A completely unfamiliar and obscure name, appearing in the Geet Kosh for this one solitary song.

Aha, the singer names are more familiar – Subir Sen and Aarti Mukherjee. The tune and the arrangement is very atypical. The sound makes one feel that this tune is heard somewhere before, but I cannot place anything specifically.

4001st film makes its debut here today. Let us take a quick look at the 1968 numbers. As per Geet Kosh, there are 72 films plus one Bhojpuri film. Of the 72 Hindi films, 66 films are already represented on our blog. This is the 67th film to come on board. That leaves 5 more to get – I think we will get to see at least a couple of more films from this year.

And yes, btw, 1968 is a very interesting and special year for our blog. Can you guess?  🙂

Song – Jaago Anjaani, Raajdulaari  (Ek Surat Do Dil) (1968) Singer – Subir Sen, Aarti Mukherjee, Lyrics – Ramji Singh, MD – Bijan Pal
Subir Sen – Aarti Mukherjee

Lyrics

jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

oi re..ae..ae..ae..ae

ye angdaai kehti kahaani
meri rag rag mein machle jawaani
har kali par bhanwar gungunaate
pyaar ki raagni hain sunaate
aa ja re meet mere
ban ke geet mere
kaisi hai ye beqaraari
aa ja re meet mere
ban ke geet mere
kaisi hai ye beqaraari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

ye hawa madbhari ye bahaaren
phool muska ke mujhko pukaaren
jhoomta hai nadi ka kinaara
haaye kaisa suhaana nazaara
na jaao door kahin
aa jaao paas yahin
royegi birhan tumhaari
na jaao door kahin
aa jaao paas yahin
royegi birhan tumhaari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढाल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढाल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰

ओई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए

ये अंगड़ाई कहती कहानी
मेरी रग रग में मचले जवानी
हर काली पर भँवर गुनगुनाते
प्यार की रागनी हैं सुनाते
आ जा रे मीत मेरे
बन के गीत मेरे
कैसी है ये बेक़रारी
आ जा रे मीत मेरे
बन के गीत मेरे
कैसी है ये बेक़रारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰

ये हवा मदभरी ये बहारें
फूल मुस्का के मुझको पुकारें
झूमता है नदी का किनारा
हाय कैसा सुहाना नज़ारा
ना जाओ दूर कहीं
आ जाओ पास यहीं
रोएगी बिरहन तुम्हारी
ना जाओ दूर कहीं
आ जाओ पास यहीं
रोएगी बिरहन तुम्हारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰

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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 : 3713 Post No. : 14642

Ek kissa hai, Radha ka. There is a tale, of a girl named Radha. She was in her teens, ‘kamsin’ as they say in parlance – young and innocent in years; sporting dark tresses that reached her knees; her supremely fair and flawless skin as if made from milk; her eyes – bright, with a depth enough for a smitten heart to drown itself. She would come to the terrace to hang out the laundry for drying. Iqbal, smitten as he was with the beauty of this young lady, would wait everyday to fill his heart with her moving images. The fascination, the infatuation remained as it is, unexpressed – for he could never muster up enough courage to say or do anything to express his feelings. Fears and apprehensions of many kinds held him back. Radha, remained a puppy love dream – forever. But is sure did make a poet out of that obsessed heart that could not express itself to its beloved.

He penned the following lines, as his initiation into the world of verse writing,

खेंचते हैं अपनी जानिब यार ये गेसू मुझे
आ रही है हर तरफ से प्यार की खुशबू मुझे
एक राधा से हुई है जब से मेरी दोस्ती
सारी दुनिया कह रही है आजकल हिन्दू मुझे

These tresses of my beloved, beckon me
The fragrance of love is diffused all around me
Since my heart has made a friend named radha
All the world is calling me a hindu these days

By his own admission, he would never have taken to pen and paper, if by some God sent blessing, this infatuation would have ripened into a reciprocated affair, and if the two would have been betrothed. The world of letters, and the world of cinema would have been robbed of one of the best romantic poets of the Golden Era of the Hindi film music.

Iqbal Hussain, born on 15th April, 1927 in Jaipur, grew up to be known by his pen name more than anything else – Hasrat. And the city of his origin came in to complete his identity recognition – Jaipuri.

He passed away this day (17th September) in 1999 after a scintillating career of almost five decades as a songwriter. The unsuccessful saga of his first love was in any case immortalized. The famous aria venerating the identity of the romantic messaging device called the ‘प्रेम पत्र’ (love letter), was originally written for his Radha, of the terrace visits. The song it became is – “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” (film ‘Sangam, 1964).

It is a temptation to revisit all the great poetry he has written, that has become popular and enduring. But then even this one night, sleepless per force, would be inadequate to do justice. But in any case, that sampling may just be a reprise for all the dear melodies that I am sure all readers and lovers of this music, have stored away in their memories.

And so I just introduce this one song today. This wonderful melody, for the longest of the time, I was under the impression that this one is already posted here. But today I discovered that it is still in waiting. The film is ‘Badnaam’ from 1952. The music director is Basant Prakash (brother of Khemchand Prakash). The baritone rich singing voice is that of Shankar Dasgupta. The verses, of course, are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri.

The first sub line of this poem imitates the well known starting words of the famous she’er – “Ye Ishq Nahin Asaan, Bas Itna Samajh Lijey. . .” from a ghazal by the maestro Jigar Moradabadi. But after that it goes on to take a powerful identity of its own with lines like “. . .zakhmon mein chhupa lena, tasveer e mohabbat ko. . .” and “. . .khud lut ke sikha dena, duniya ko wafa karna. . .”.

An immense ghazal – words, composition, rendition – all are superlative. With memories of Hasrat Sb, enjoy this wonderful creation.

[Author’s Note: The episode of the poet’s first love is adapted from the definitive article on Hasrat Jaipuri, from the book ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkar’ by Anil Bhargav.]

Song – Ye Ishq Nahin Aasaan, Kaanton Pe Jiya Karna (Badnaam) (1952) Singer – Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Basant Prakash

Lyrics

ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna
ashqon ka zehar hardam
khush ho ke piya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

kehte hain jise ulfat
ye khel hai sholon ka
kehte hain jise ulfat
ye khel hai sholon ka
chupchaap hi jal jaana
hargiz na gila karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

zakhmon mein chhupa lena
tasveer e mohabbat ko
tasveer e mohabbat ko
zakhmon mein chhupa lena
tasveer e mohabbat ko
tasveer e mohabbat ko
khud lut ke sikha dena
duniya ko wafa karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

aise to kai toofaan
raahon mein sataayenge
aise to kai toofaan
raahon mein sataayenge
ghabra ken a darr jaana
manzil pe badha karna
kaanton pe jiya karna
ye ishq nahin aasaan
kaanton pe jiya karna
kaanton pe jiya karna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना
अशकों का ज़हर हरदम
खुश हो के पिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

कहते हैं जिसे उलफत
ये खेल है शोलों का
कहते हैं जिसे उलफत
ये खेल है शोलों का
चुपचाप ही जल जाना
हरगिज़ ना गिला करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ज़ख़्मों में छुपा लेना
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
ज़ख़्मों में छुपा लेना
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
तस्वीर ए मोहब्बत को
खुद लुट के सीखा देना
दुनिया को वफा करना
काँटों पे जिया करना

ऐसे तो कई तूफान
राहों में सताएंगे
ऐसे तो कई तूफान
राहों में सताएंगे
घबरा के न डर जाना
मंज़िल पे बढ़ा करना
काँटों पे जिया करना
ये इश्क़ नहीं आसान
काँटों पे जिया करना
काँटों पे जिया करना


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 : 3709 Post No. : 14636

Today, we are celebrating an eternal birth anniversary – anniversary of the One who is the First Worshipped on all occasions.

There are many tales and variations, that tell of the origins of Lord Ganesh. The telling, as per the Shiv Puraan goes like this. A time was when Lord Shiv went into meditation for a very long period of time. On one occasion, Nandi, the chief of the Ganas of Lord Shiv was not on Mount Kailash. Goddess Parvati started preparing for her bathing rituals. Nandi was not present at the abode, and the Lord Himself was in deep meditation. Wondering and waiting as to who would guard the doorways while she took her bath, Goddess Parvati fashioned a form of a boy child from the turmeric paste that she had applied on to herself. As the form took shape, she then breathed life force into him. A child, as yet un-named, was brought to life. Goddess Parvati instructed him that he is Her son, and that he would obey only her commands. She further instructed him to guard the doorways of the abode, while she was taking her bath. The newborn young child took the instructions to heart and stood vigilant at the doorways.

While Goddess Parvati was still taking her bath, Lord Shiv completed his meditation and arose. He came towards the abode, only to find a fine young child guarding the doorways. Now, the child was not familiar with who this fatherly figure was, as he had not yet been so instructed by Goddess Parvati. In the absence of that knowledge, for him, the prime duty was the last instructions he had received, to guard the doorway and not allow anyone to enter. He pleaded politely with the Lord, to wait. But of course, the Lord was only returning to his own abode an could not understand why he was being prohibited to enter his own abode. The exchange between the Lord and the child took toll of the patience of the Lord, and in a fit of piqued annoyance, threw his trishul (trident) at the child in a manner that the child was beheaded.

He entered his abode. Goddess Parvati had completed her ablutions by then and was ready. When she saw her Lord in the abode, she was happy, and made preparations to offer him something to eat. She served the items in two platters. The Lord asked her, for whom was the second platter. Then Goddess narrated the tale of how she had created a boy child from the turmeric paste from her own body, and left him to guard the doorways while she took bath. And she enquired that the Lord must have met the child as he enter the abode. The Lord now realized what had happened, and then narrated the events as they had transpired outside the doorway.

On hearing the episode of the demise of her just newborn or newly created child, Goddess was overcome with grief. Since she also is the Mother of all creation, her going to this state of grief coupled with fury, of course did not bode well for the creation. All the ferocious manifestations of the Mother Goddess started to appear, threatening destruction of everything. There was an outcry of panic and alarm amongst all living creatures in the universe. The lesser Gods went to Lord Brahma and prayed for his protection.

Lord Brahma came to Mount Kailash and pleaded with the Mother Goddess and Lord Shiv to somehow placate the extreme situation, and avoid the destruction of the universe. Goddess Parvati agreed, on the condition that the child that had been beheaded be brought back to life. In the exchange that occurred between the child and Lord Shiv, the impact of the trishul was such that the head of the child could not be seen anywhere. Lord Shiv then instructed all his adherent disciples to go and search for a head for this child. The instruction was to bring back the head of the first dead entity they encountered, who would be lying prone with its head towards the north. In this search, the first such being encountered was an elephant. And so, its head was brought back to the abode. Lord Shiva placed this head of the elephant on the headless body of the boy child, and breathed life force once again into him. The child was revived and the imminent destruction of the universe was avoided.

The child was named Ganesh, combining two words – gan + eesh. Gan is the word for the closest adherent disciples of Lord Shiv, and eesh is the word that indicates primary or the first lead – meaning the first and the most preferred and honoured amongst all the adherent disciples of the Lord. He is also known by the name Gajaanan – one with the face like an elephant (gaj – elephant; aanan – face). In reality, he is known by numerous names, all depicting certain special characteristics of his persona.

There are other events that followed, by which Ganesh also got the boon and blessing that he would be the first one to be worshipped in any auspicious activity of the humans and of the demigods.

For today’s celebration, we present her a song from the 1979 film ‘Marte Dam Tak’. The song is created by Ravindra Jain who is both the writer and the composer for this song. The singing voices are those of Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen, the song is performed by Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Farah Naaz and Rajkumar, while we also see Om Puri in the picturization. The lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakashchandra ji.

Once again, with plentiful greetings to all friends and readers on this occasion – may all the happinesses come your way, and all the obstacles in your paths be removed by the blessings of Lord Ganesh – the first amongst all the followers of Lord Shiv.

Ganpati Baapa Moryaa. . .

 

Song – Muqabila Muqabila Tere Bhakt Janon Ka Muqabila  (Marte Dam Tak) (1987) Singer – Shabbir Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

ganpati bappa morya
moryaa re moryaa
ganpati bappa morya
moryaa re moryaa
mangal moorthi moryaa
moryaa re moryaa
mangal moorthi moryaa
moryaa re moryaa

muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
hho o o kiss mein kitni bhakti hai
kiss mein kitni shakti hai
haan aan aan
kaun ye baazi maarega
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila
ye mauka nahin chhodenge
aaj pataake phodenge
haan
ho o jaan ke hamne maukaa diyaa
apna waadaa pooraa kiyaa..aaaa…aaa
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan aaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

hho o o hho o hho o
ahaaaa…aaaaa

vakra tund mahakaaye hai tujh mein
koti soorya ki jyoti
koti soorya ki jyoti
shubh kaamon ke liye
pratham teri hi pooja hoti
teri hi poojaa hoti
pehle pooja kar lein phir hum doojaa kaam karenge ae
doojaa kaam karenge
lekar tera naam prabhu hum kaam tamaam karenge
kaam tamaam karenge
poojaa mein koyee bair nahin
par chhedaa to khaair nahin
kaun ye baazi maaregaa
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan aan aan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

burrrrrrrrrr aaahhaaaaa

shankar suvan bhawani ke nandan
bhakton ke rakhwaaley
bhakton ke rakhwaaley
tera haath ho jiss ke sar pe
koyi usey kya maarey
koyi usey kya maarey
arrey jaan booj kar jo agyaani
maut ke moonh mein jaaye ae
maut ke moonh mein jaaye
arrey kaissey usey bachaaye bhagwan
kab tak ussey bachaaye
kab tak ussey bachaaye
kiss mein kitni bhakti hai
kiss mein kitni shakti hai
ae ae kaun ye baazi maarega
kaun khel mein haarega haarega
(hhaa hhaa)
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haaan…..aaaaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

jis raana ke naam ko sun kar
sajda karey zamana
dushman ke ae ghar aa pahuncha wo o o
ganpati kaa deewaana

dost se ho yaa dushman se
hum waada kabhi na bhoole
wo hathiyaar bana hi nahin jo o o
badan hamaara chhoo le

zarrey ki himmat to dekho
parvat se takraaye
parvat se takraaye
apni hasti bhool ke katraa
dariya se hodh lagaaye
dariya se hodh lagaaye
tujh par jinhein  bharosa
nahin kisi se darte
nahin kisi se darte
marte dum tak bhakt tere
tera hi dum bharte
tera hi dum bharte
kitna dum kiss jaani mein
kaun hai kitne paani mein
hum ye baazi maarenge
haarne waaley haarenge haarenge
muqabila muqabila
tere bhakt janon ka muqabila
haan…aaan
mauka milaa mauka milaa
badi mushkil se ye mauka mila

jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
seva kare so paave mewa
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
ek dant balwant vinaayak
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
sab dukh haran sakal sukh daayak
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
tumhri kirpa jis par hoyi
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
uss ka shatru hai nahin koyi
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
tu hamko praanon se pyaara
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
kar pranaam sweekaar hamaara
jai ganesh jai ganesh deva
kar pranaa..aam sweekaa..aar hamaara


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 : 3700 Post No. : 14620

HFM Songs Statistics by Year – 5
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Year 1936
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Aha, the delay in posting caught the celebration. Today we are onto the 3700th day of this blog’s existence. Just having crossed the ten year mark recently, here is one more celebration today – 37th century of number of days of this blog. Congratulations and congratulations to all. 🙂

Coming back to this series after a haitus of, oh my goodness, almost three years. I can’t believe that the last episode of this series was published way back on 25th November, 2015. Wo. . .

OK, getting back into gear again. The year in 1936. It has been five years since the films found their voice.  And twenty five years since the moving pictures made their first entry into India. Ah yes, 1936 – we are now on to the silver jubilee year of motion pictures in India.

These were the heady and formative years of the talkie cinema in India. After cautious and suspicious view of the fate of the Hindi film songs in their first two years, i.e. 1931 and 1932, the film producers started to take initiative and ventured out to start recording more and more songs on gramophone records. The propensity of the viewing public to appreciate the film music enough, to start singing these songs in real life, and also an expressed demand to listen to these songs once again – these two factors led the producers to start delivering the film song on gramophone records. Of course, the additional revenue stream was a prime attraction for them. But as a result, what got initiated is an inadvertent effort to preserve this music. The numbers may not have been much, but it was a great beginning. 1934 and 1935 saw more and more of film songs getting published on shellac records.

This had a significant transformative impact on the Hindi film music. The industry was coming to realize the importance and the impact of the film song and music. And hence, we progressively see a greater effort being devoted to the music and song department. In the mid 1930s, we see two very significant directions in which the music progressed. The first was the simplification of the music itself. Coming in from the theatre mode and into the cinema, the music was very strongly rooted in the classical mold. However, as we see the rise of the Hindi film song, and its popularity amongst the viewing, and also, listening public, we see a basic transformation in the music itself – a move towards simplifying the music, and making it more accessible to as well as acceptable by the general public. Music started being recognized as something not just to be listened to and appreciated in ‘mehfils’ and ‘gaayans’ by a select coterie of connoisseurs. That the music would be popular with and will be appreciated by the general public, was a recognition with the coming of the Hindi film song. And so, the composers and music directors started to simplify the music such that it would make inroads into the hearts of the general public, and on to the lips from the hearts.

In many film and music reviews that we read from yesteryears, we find a phrase or its variation – “फलां फिल्म के गाने गली गली में सुने जाने लगे” – “the songs of such-and-such film could be heard in every street and alley”. That, I think, is the success of the composers to bring the music from its pure classical plane to a level where it would appeal to the person on the road. No, I am not at all saying that the music was made pedestrian. It was actually a very qualitative change in creating this music. It became what was later to be termed as ‘सुगम संगीत’- music for easy listening. And of course, it won a million hearts, and continues to capture the fancy of oncoming generations. Just the fact that the music from those decades still has an attraction to hold a person’s interest and appreciation – tells us volumes about the effort the song creators put into this endeavor, to ensure that the listening public would be smitten. And smitten we are – even to this day and this era.

The second aspect was a dictate of the technology. The accepted standard of the 78 rpm record could hold approximated three and a half minutes of recording. As more and more producers and production houses made decisions to release their music on records, this duration (or in some cases, its multiple) became an accepted length of the film song. And so, the challenge that the song creators had was to express what had to be expressed, convey what had to be conveyed, and meet a standard of longevity and retention in memory in just three and a half minutes. And the measure of their success – I am sure beyond their own wildest dreams – is that their creations continue to be loved and revered even after close to a century later. They were the wizards that created this lasting magic settled into the hearts of innumerable listeners.

The era of the song artists – song writers, composers and singers – getting established as institutions, was still some years off. But we do see the rise of the singer-actor icon – KL Saigal, who had already made his singing debut back in 1932. ‘Devdas’ had already happened in the previous year (1935). That iconic film once and forever transformed the image of the romantic hero, that lasts to this day. And it was the first film of its kind in which the music and songs played such a significant role in a romantic relationship. Still continuing to work at New Theatres in Calcutta (now Kolkata), the star of Saigal was rising as the first song artist being recognized as an institution.

The voice of Saigal Sb appeared in two movies this year – ‘Pujaarin’ (MD – Timir Baran) and ‘Krorepati’ (MD – Pankaj Mullick), both from New Theatres. Besides these two, New Theatres had two more releases – ‘Manzil’ and ‘Maaya’ (MDs – Pankaj Mullick and RC Boral).

Bombay Talkies released the iconic ‘Achoot Kanya’ with music by Saraswati Devi. The song “Main Ban Ki Chidiya. . .” was that type of song that was heard in “गली गली”. But wait, before we talk about this film, we must talk about another film (released somewhat earlier in the year, also by Bombay Talkie) – ‘Jeevan Naiya’. This latter film was the debut film of an unwilling actor – Ashok Kumar. Working as a lab technician in Bombay Talkies, this young man was forced into acting roles, but then he took to this career like fish to water. And he sang – in his debut film – a song to be remembered forever – “Koi Humdum Na Raha, Koi Sahaara Na Raha”. And very interestingly, the later to be renowned SN Tripathi, made his debut as a singer in this film under the baton of Saraswati Devi.

V Shantaram and Prabhat Studios released ‘Amar Jyoti’ this year. A film that told the story of Saudamini, a female pirate captain – was decades ahead of its times, in the manner in which it dealt with the subject matter and the technological aspects. The film represented India at the Venice Film Festival that year. Prabaht and V Shantaram released another film this year, which added a new term to the Indian cinematic reporting – ‘golden jubilee’. ‘Sant Tukaram’ goes on record as the first Indian film to play continuously for more than 50 weeks. The popularity of this film is legendary. There are stories about people and groups of people who would travel tens or hundreds of miles from their villages, sometimes on foot, to go see this film in the nearest town with a cinema. It is reported that ordinary people would say prayers and offer flowers to the posters of this film depicting Vishnupant Pagnis in the title role. Also sent to the Venice Film Festival, this film was applauded as one the best three films of the year, at the festival.

Singer actor Surendra Nath made his debut this year in the film ‘Deccan Queen’. His rendition of “Yaad Na Kar Dil e Hajeen Bhooli Hui Kahaaniyaan…” is a song that has lasted in history. Music directors Dhamman Khan, SN Tripathi and Ashok Ghosh made their entry into film music direction this year.

This was a time when the literary writers started gravitating towards cinema. Scholarly and established poets and authors like Zia Sarhadi, Asghar Husain ‘Shor’, Aarzoo Lakhnawi made their debuts in songwriting in Hindi films. Jaddanbai, who had made her debut as a music director in the previous year (1935) made her entry in the realm of song writing, when she penned the songs for ‘Madam Fashion’ this year.

Other important films of this year are

  • ‘Sunehra Sansaar’ from East India Company, directed by Debaki Bose
  • ‘Deccan Queen’ and ‘Manmohan’ from Sagar Movietone, both directed by Mehboob
  • ‘Jai Bharat’ from Wadia Movietone starring Sardar Mansoor and Husn Bano
  • ‘Passing Show’ from Prakash Films starring Jayant and Padma Devi
  • ‘Saeed e Hawas’ from Minerva Movietone directed by Sohrab Modi
  • ‘Maa’, produced and directed by Prafulla Ghosh; the song “Vande Maatram” appeared for the first time in cinema
  • ‘Gareeb Parwar’ or ‘Daya Ki Devi’ was finally allowed to be released this year. Originally made as ‘The Mill’ in 1934 by Ajanta Movietone, Bombay, this film was banned for public release by the British govt, as it was critical of the foreign rule under strong pressure from the powerful Mill Owners Association. This is one the first film that is based on a literary work by the famous Hindi author, Munshi Premchand.
    [Ed Note: The above corrections are based on inputs from dear Arun ji. Please see the comments below.]

A very interesting aside related to music. Wadia Movietone started a very refreshing endeavour. They started making short films on the famous and important classical music stalwarts. These films were shown without any extra charge, prior to the main feature. In that age and time, this was a great service that was rendered by the house of Wadia, both towards cinema and classical music.

Another interesting aside. We see a couple of instances where an earlier very popular film song had been copied. The first instance is the song “Birha Ki Aag Lagi Morey Mann Mein”, sung by Surendra under the baton of Pransukh Nayak. This song was an imitation of the famous “Baalam Aaye Baso Morey Mann Mein” sung by Saigal Sb for ‘Devdas’ in the previous year. Then again, we hear this song in the film ‘Miss Frontier Mail’ – “Gaawo Gaawo Ae Mere Sadhu Sabhi Bhulaawo Gham” – presented as a parody of the famous KC Dey rendition of ‘Jaao Jaao Ae Mere Saadhu Raho Guru Ke Sang”. Possibly the very first parody song of another film song in Hindi cinema.

Other snippets, ‘Seeta Vivaah’ was released as the first film in Oriya. The film ‘Shokh Dilruba’ gained a dubious distinction – with 150 kissing scenes. And IMPPA (Indian Motion Picture Producers Association) was established.

Now for some numbers for this year. As per the Geet Kosh, number of Hindi films that were censored and released is 134. From the available data and song lists, a total of 1,212 songs were created for these films. Once again, as per the information available in Geet Kosh, 136 songs from 34 of these films have been traced as having been published on gramophone records.

  1. Achhoot Kanya
  2. Amar Jyoti
  3. Amar Prem
  4. Baaghi Sipahi
  5. Bhakt Cheta
  6. Chhaaya
  7. Deccan Queen
  8. Do Deewaane
  9. Faulaadi Mukka
  10. Gol Nishan
  11. Jai Bharat
  12. Janambhoomi
  13. Jeevan Lata
  14. Jeevan Naiya
  15. Khyber Pass
  16. Krorepati
  17. Lagna Bandhan
  18. Maa
  19. Maa Ki Mamta
  20. Maaya
  21. Manmohan
  22. Manzil
  23. Miss Frontier Mail
  24. Naseeb Ka Chakkar
  25. Pahaadi Kanya
  26. Piya Ki Jogan
  27. Prem Ki Aag
  28. Pujaarin
  29. Rajput Ramani
  30. Romantic India
  31. Snehlata
  32. Sunehra Sansaar
  33. Tope Ka Gola
  34. Village Girl

In addition to the above films, based on information exchanged between the circle of collectors of this music, we have songs available from 9 more films. These are,

  1. Kimiagar
  2. Sipahsalaar
  3. Struggle
  4. Aakhri Galti
  5. Aseer e Hawas
  6. Bandits of the Air
  7. Gunehgaar
  8. Laylo Nihaar
  9. Noor e Wahdut

The song being presented with this post is from the 1936 film ‘Bandit Of The Air’ aka ‘Hawaai Daaku’.

This film has an important distinction – that it is the only one film of actor KN Singh, in which he appeared as the hero opposite to Ram Pyaari. On 1st September, just three days ago, was the birth anniversary of this ‘baddie’ cum character actor in Hindi films, with a long innings of over five decades, with more than 250 appearances on the silver screen to his credit.

A top hat, thick and bushy eyebrows – raised in a sinister question, a smoking pipe, and large menacing eyes – a hallmark appearance of this villain that lasted through many decades. His entry into the screen frame always prepared the viewers that someone is going to be bashed, or something evil is going to happen. In an interview, KN Singh recalls the following incident. AR Kardar’s ‘Baaghbaan’ (1938) had been released and KN Singh’s role as a villain had impressed one and all. KN Singh was now working on the sets of a film titled ‘Kaun Kisi Ka’ (1939). Yakub, who was then working with Sagar Movietone and was also a known villain actor, happened to come by to the same studio. Seeing KN Singh, he greeted him as “Hello King”. KN Singh responded to his greeting and said that his name is ‘Singh’ and not ‘King’. Yakub replied, “हम तो तुम्हें किंग ही कहेंगे। हम तो बस यही कहने आए हैं कि हमने अब विलेन का काम करना छोड़ देना है। अब तो गोप के साथ कामेडी किया करेंगे। क्योंकि तुम्हारी तरह हम चल नहीं सकते। तुम्हारे चल के आने में ऐसा लगता है के मुसीबत आ रही है।” (“I will call you as King only. I just came by to say that I am now giving up playing villain roles, and will join Gope and do comedy. Because I can’t even walk like you. When you walk into a scene, it seems as if some calamity is arriving”).

KN Singh was the eldest of five siblings, children of Chandi Prasad Singh, a well known advocate in Dehradun. When he was born on 1st September, 1909, his parents first named him ‘Niranjan’. Then, Chandi Prasad’s guru ji came home to bless the child, and he said – “Krishn has come to your home”. So then the complete name of child became Krishn Niranjan Singh – later to be abbreviated as KN Singh. He studied at La Martenier and Cambridge Schools in Dehradun. His father wanted to send him to London to study law, because he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps. But then a certain event happened that changed the course of life for KN Singh. A murder case came to his father. The accused was a well known rich man of Dehradun. It was a crime of passion, and a lady had been put to death. Chandi Prasad Singh was successful in getting the accused acquitted, by producing some fake train tickets to establish that the accused was not in Dehradun when the crime was committed. This falsification effected KN Singh so much that he prayed his father to relieve him of the promise of becoming a lawyer, because he would never be a party to such lying and deceit. There was a falling out and he left home and Dehradun.

With a friend he travelled to Lahore, and then to Gujranwala. There he setup a cloth printing workshop, that put prints on khadi cloth. The work was good and he soon set up another print workshop in Lahore. Then, in collaboration with another friend, he established a coaching school for students in Roorkee – K&D Tutorial Institute. In 1930, he was asked to return to Dehradun, and his parents got him married. This first marriage did not last long, as his wife unfortunately passed away in 1932. KN Singh stayed on in Dehradun.

In 1935, he went to Calcutta to visit his sister, who had shifted to Calcutta after her marriage. Now, in Dehradun, KN Singh was friends with Nityanand Khanna, a person who turns out to be a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. This was the time that Prithviraj was working with New Theatres in Calcutta. So KN Singh met Prithviraj and they became good friends. At Prithviraj’s residence, one day KN Singh happened to meet Debaki Bose. Debaki Bose suggested to him to become an actor. KN Singh, at first, tried to let it go as an exchange in lighter mood. He returned to Dehradun. But that suggestion kept sitting as a worm at the back of his mind. Sure enough, after a short while, he was back in Calcutta. With the help of Prithviraj, Debaki Bose cast him in the role of a doctor in the film ‘Sunehra Sansaar’ (1936). The film journey of KN Singh had started.

Very soon, the word got around the Calcutta film circles about this handsome young man from Dehradun, who could speak Urdu very well. Modern India Talkies were looking for a new face to be the hero in their next venture – ‘Bandit Of The Air’ aka ‘Hawaai Daaku’. With the promise that he would not be required to sing or jump around the trees, KN Singh agreed to take on that role. That film was also released in 1936. Meanwhile New Theatres again offered him a role in their film ‘Anaath Ashram’ (1937). This role was once again a villain’s role. Next came ‘Vidyapati’ and then ‘Milap’, both in 1937. Incidentally, ‘Milap’ was a production from Moti Mahal Theatres in Calcutta, and was produced and directed by AR Kardar himself.

His second marriage happened in 1937. He merrily describes the episode. The shooting for ‘Vidyapati’ was in progress, and he was summoned to Dehradun for getting married. In the midst of the shooting schedule, he asked for a two days reprieve, went home, got married and promptly returned to the studios, as the sets were still in place and some scenes were waiting for his return. With good humor he explains, there is a scene in the film in which he is shown about to enter the royal court of Prithviraj Kapoor. After this scene is shot, he takes leave to go home for his marriage. Then returns after two days and completes the rest of the shot of the royal court. As he explains, just before entering the ‘darbaar’  he is an unmarried person, but in the very next scene as he is inside the ‘darbaar’ and present in front of Prithviraj Kapoor, he is a married man. None in the industry would have had such a swift wedding affair, he laughs.

His presence in the film industry was being noticed seriously. AR Kardar invited him to come over to Bombay, and take on the villain’s role in his upcoming ‘Baagbaan’ (1938). After the release and success of ‘Baagbaan’ – there really was no looking back. The film went on to celebrate a golden jubilee, and KN Singh was typecast as a villain forever.

After KN Singh moved to Bombay in 1938, slowly the exodus started from Calcutta in general, and New Theatres in particular. Majority of the film artists and film music makers also migrated slowly to Bombay. Impacted by the great famine in Bengal, the closing years of the world war II, contributed to a general slowdown of the economy, and the film industry in Calcutta.

After coming to Bombay, KN Singh settled into his career as a villain cum character actor in the Bombay world of cinema. After the golden jubilee success of ‘Baaghbaan’, Ezra Mir cast him in ‘Sitaara’ (1939). Arriving in Bombay, he worked himself into the top bracket of the highest paid character actors in the industry. And with the coming of most of his old friends from Calcutta, he felt quite at home now in his flourishing career.

In Calcutta, while at New Theatres, KN Singh also became very good friends with KL Saigal. In an interview he once refreshed his old memories of the days when most of the cream of Bombay industry used to stay within a 20 to 30 minutes walking distance from each other in Central Bombay. The camaraderie within this group consisting of Prithviraj Kapoor, Shyam, Om Prakash, KN Singh, Bhagwan, Jairaj, Nargis, Kidar Sharma, KL Saigal, Madan Puri, Jagdish Sethi, Manmohan Krishan, PN Arora, Robin Chatterjee, Sitara Devi, Jayant, Anil Biswas, Dronacharya, Manna Dey, Phani Mazumdar, Brijrani, Dwarka Khosla, PN Khanna (these are the names he himself has mentioned in the interview) was of a very fond friendship. There would be frequent get-togethers and picnics, and friends would drop in unannounced, into each other homes, as well as at work in studios. He cites specifically the scene from ‘Awaara’ (1951), which is the final confrontation between Raj Kapoor and KN Singh, and in which the latter dies at the end of the scene. KN Singh is brandishing a knife, and it is supposed to fall out of his hands and come in Raj Kapoor’s possession. While the action steps were being discussed, Bhagwan Dada dropped in unannounced into the studio. Having been a stunt master earlier, he got involved into the discussion, and suggested how the scene should be executed. Raj Kapoor took that suggestion very sportingly and the scene was shot as suggested by Bhagwan Dada.

Another interesting anecdote he tells is about the film ‘Ishaara’ (1943). The lead pair was Prithviraj and Suraiya, and KN Singh was playing the role of the hero’s father. Now Prithviraj was three years elder to KN Singh. So, says KN Singh, that he formally asked for permission from Prithviraj to take on that role, because in this role he would be scolding and berating his elder cast member. The times, yes, they were different in that era.

Close to end of 1946, an ailing KL Saigal left Bombay for the last time, proceeding to his hometown Jalandhar for treatment and recuperation. He was not destined to return. It is significantly noted in many articles and information pieces – there were only two people to see him off a the Bombay station – one was his driver and the second person was KN Singh. The film ‘Parwaana’ (1947) was still under production and both Saigal Sb and KN Singh were working in it. Providentially, KN Singh is the last person of the film industry who would see Saigal Sb alive.

KN Singh’s inning in the film industry lasted well into the early nineties, a great run of more than five and half decades. The last released movie in which he appears is most likely, ‘Ajooba’ from 1991. He has worked with most actors – starting with Mazhar Khan, Prithviraj and KL Saigal, all the way upto Dharmendra, Amitabh, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra and Shashi Kapoor. In his later years he was troubled with failing eyesight, and was quite a bit on his own, alone and forgotten. Most of his old friends were gone by then. He passed away on 31st January, 2000.

A gentleman villain, as opposed to the angry gangster boss, his enduring image is that of a white collared villain, dressed in a fine suit and bow tie, smoking a pipe, with a menacing glance and a calm cold delivery. He was a stickler for discipline and punctuality. It is said in the industry that in his later years, like 1970s and 1980s, producers would cast him in cameo roles, just so that other members of the cast would come to the studio on time, knowing that KN Singh is also part of the team.

Time to come to the song – 🙂 . This song is the only song that is traceable in public domain, for the film ‘Bandit Of The Air’ – ‘Hawaai Daku’; the only one film in which KN Singh made an appearance as a hero, on the promise that he will not be required to sing or dance. 🙂

This film was produced under the banner of Modern India Talkies, Calcutta, and was directed by AR Chaudhry. The story of the film was written by AR Chaudhry himself. The star cast listed for this film is Ram Pyari, KN Singh, Mazhar Khan, Hashmat, Manzari, Adhar Singh, Tila Mohammad, OP Sharma, MC Kazi, Faiz Mohammad, Bachu, Poornima, Pratibha, and Master Vilayatu.

For this film, 11 songs are listed in the Geet Kosh. Music director is Motilal Nayak. The names of songwriters and singers are not identified. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this song and this film.

A rare song that was created more than eight decades ago. It has been uploaded by Shalin Bhatt ji.
Listen and enjoy.

[Ed Note: This rather longish article which has been in preparation for many months now. KN Singh’s birth anniversary drove it to completion. 🙂 I have adapted material from the following sources for this article.

  • Articles on KN Singh – three print articles provided by dear friend Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji, from Filmfare, Jansatta, and one more publication.
  • ‘Hindi Cinema – Sadi Ka Safar’ (Hindi Cinema – Journey of a Hundred Years); written by Shri Anil Bhargav
  • ‘Seventy Five Years of Indian Cinema’; by Shri Feroze Rangoonwala
  • ‘Hindi Film Sangeet – 75 Varshon Ka Safar’ (Hindi Film Music – Journey of 75 Years); written by Shri Anil Bhargav
  • Information on songs availability, supplied by Shri Girdhari Lal ji Vshwakarma, (Jodhpur) and Zafar Bhai (Delhi).
  • Hindi Film Geet Kosh Vol. 1 (1931-1940); compiled and annotated by Shri Harmandir Singh ‘Hamraaz’

]


Song – Sona Lene Piya Gaye Soona Kar Gaye Des (Bandits Of The Air) (1936) Singer – [Unknown Female Voice] , Lyrics – [Unattributed] , MD – Motilal Nayak

Lyrics

sona laane piya gaye
soona kar gaye des
sona laane piya gaye
soona kar gaye des
sona mila na piya miley
sona mila na piya miley
roopa bhayo kes
sona laane piya gaye
soona kar gaye des

main birhan ab kab tak tadpoon
tooti mann ki aas
praan pakheru kaise udd kar
pahunchen pee ke paas
pahunchen pee ke paas
loot liya mujhe is maaya ne
haaye badal ke bhes
sona laane piya gaye
soona kar gaye des

aankh se aansoo hardam barsen
jaise ho barsaat
kathin hui hai mujh birhan par
dukh ki kaali raat
koi sunaa de unko jaa kar
koi sunaa de unko jaa kar
mera ye sandes
soona kar gaye des

hardam naina neer bahaayen
dil se nikle haaye
praan sahejun piyu ko apne (??)
mann mein rahun chhupaaye
mann mein rahun chhupaaye
un bin tadpun main dukhiyari
lagi hai mann ko thes
un bin tadpun main dukhiyari
lagi hai mann ko thes
sona laane piya gaye
soona kar gaye des
soona kar gaye des

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सोना लाने पिया गए
सूना कर गए देस
सोना लेने पिया गए
सूना कर गए देस
सोना मिला न पिया मिले
सोना मिला न पिया मिले
रूपा भयो केस
सोना लेने पिया गए
सूना कर गए देस

मैं बिरहन अब कब तक तड़पूँ
टूटी मन की आस
प्राण पखेरू कैसे उड़ कर
पहुँचें पी के पास
पहुँचें पी के पास
लूट लिया मुझे इस माया ने
हाए बदल के भेस
सोना लेने पिया गए
सूना कर गए देस

आँख से आँसू हरदम बरसें
जैसे हो बरसात
कठिन हुई है मुझ बिरहन पर
दुख की काली रात
कोई सुना दे उनको जाकर
कोई सुना दे उनको जाकर
मेरा ये सन्देस
सूना कर गए देस

हरदम नैना नीर बहाएँ
दिल से निकले हाए
प्राण सहेजूँ पिया को अपने (??)
मन में रहूँ छुपाए
मन में रहूँ छुपाए
उन बिन तड़पूँ मैं दुखियारी
लागि मन को ठेस
उन बिन तड़पूँ मैं दुखियारी
लागि मन को ठेस
सोना लेने पिया गए
सूना कर गए देस
सूना कर गए देस


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 : 3693 Post No. : 14607

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 36
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Seriously, for some reason, I have always carried this impression that this song is already posted on our blog. And not just that, also that it has been posted long back. The song itself has not been seen online for a long time. And dear friend, Shri Arvinder ji, has been requesting me for months now to upload it. And I have been postponing it, for reasons of other preoccupations. His requests have recently been turning more sinister. So I was just by the way checking status of films of 1960s. And found that this song is not on the blog.

So now that I could also do post on the blog, then it became imperative that the song be uploaded. And seriously, I had to revive this series, which I had kind of set aside since September of 2016, after having posted 35 episodes. But this song, realizing that it is still to be posted, definitely merits consideration for this series. It certainly is a song that will tickle your memory. A song that was quite popular and often heard on the radio in those days, is now being reprised after a long gap. I am sure you are going to love it.

The words by Bharat Vyas are simple and yet exquisite. They capture the emotions of a heart that seems to be falling in love for the first time. A tussle is one between the a newly blossomed flower of champa, and the marauding bhanwara. The fresh champakali is trying to hide herself from the prying eyes of the bhanwra. She is afraid that he may not steal her heart away, and come to reside in it. And the bhanwra is floating around her, humming away, and telling her that this wonderful weather of fresh rains will pass soon. Yes, it is time to fall in love.

Surely it is. The melody is vintage Chitragupt, twining the verses of Bharat Vyas in such an enchanting manner that the heart simply gets carried away with this expression and description of budding love between the champakali and the bhanwra, a phenomena that is so intrinsic to the nature. Beautiful words, enchanting music and very playful and joyous rendering by Asha Bhosle. A very special song, indeed.

The film is ‘Mahabharat’ from 1965. The film is produced under the banner of AG Films, Bombay and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The star cast is impressive and includes Pradeep Kumar, Padmini, Dara Singh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jeevan, Ambika, Manhar Desai, Tiwari, Anoop Kumar, Maruti, and Achla Sachdev amongst others. Song list in Geet Kosh contains 9 songs, all created by Bharat Vyas and Chitragupt.

This is the second song of this film to come on board here. Listen, and get that ticklish feeling of meeting a very dear friend after a very long gap. Enjoy.

 

Song – Champakali Chhup Chhup Jaaye Re (Mahabharat) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

aha haa haa haa haa haa haa ha..aa..aa..aa

champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

aaaa aaaaaaa aa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa aa
aaaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aa aaaaaa

chhui mui nanhi kali badi ghabraaye
koi anjaana mora jiya na le jaaye
chhui mui nanhi kali badi ghabraaye
koi anjaana mora jiya na le jaaye
boley nahin
palken khole nahin
koi kajraare nainan mein bas na jaaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

dheemi dheemi hawa chale ghata lehraaye
gun gun bhonwra bole mausam beeta jaaye
dheemi dheemi hawa chale ghata lehraaye
gun gun bhonwra bole mausam beeta jaaye
dhadhke jiya
bairi ye chhalia
mere kaanon mein preet bhara geet gaaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re
bhanwra lalchaaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
jhaanke chori chori laaj nahin aaye re
champakali chhup chhup jaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आहा हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे

आsss आsssssss आs
आsss आsss आsss आsssssss आs
आsss आss आs
आsss आss आs आssssss

छुई मुई नन्ही काली बड़ी घबराए
कोई अंजाना मोरा जिया ना ले जाये
छुई मुई नन्ही काली बड़ी घबराए
कोई अंजाना मोरा जिया ना ले जाये
बोले नहीं
पलकें खोले नहीं
कोई कजरारे नैनन में बस ना जाये रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे

धीमी धीमी हवा चले घटा लहराए
गुन गुन भौंरा बोले मौसम बीता जाये
धीमी धीमी हवा चले घटा लहराए
गुन गुन भौंरा बोले मौसम बीता जाये
धड़के जिया
बैरी ये छलिया
मेरे कानों में प्रीत भरा गीत गाये रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये रे
भँवरा ललचाये रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
झाँके चोरी चोरी लाज नहीं आए रे
चम्पाकली छुप छुप जाये 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 : 3692 Post No. : 14606

27th August – a traveling tour, a distant land, and an unexpected loss; a loss that is as numbing even today, as shattering as it was when it happened then. 1976, and a hotel in Detroit, USA. The soul of the voice and the voice of the soul – both were stilled forever. A life of just 53 years. And a singing career that was wonderfully placed. Both cut short by the matters of the heart – matters that could not be set right.

Today, we remember Mukesh, through his songs, in an effort to re-live the times. And to enjoy the listening pleasure that this voice still continues to be forty two years after his departure.

Mahesh ji’s wonderful selection “Yahaan Radha Kund Hai Shyam Kund Hai” from an obscure film ‘Subhash Chandra’ has already posted earlier in the day today. Here is one more song in the memory of this soulful voice.

The film is ‘Aayega Aanewaala’ from 1967. This film is produced and directed by Kewal Misra for his home company, Kewal Productions, Bombay. The list of actors reads as follows – Kumkum, Sanjeev Kumar, Sabita Chatterjee, Ram Mohan, Kundan, Rajan Haksar, Chaman Puri, Uma Khosla, Ravi Khanna, Bela Bose, Khairati, and Agha.

There are six songs in this film, all written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, and the music is composed by the duo of Sapan Jagmohan. One song of this film has already been posted here. This is the second song coming on board.

The filming location for this song is Simla (in Himachal Pradesh) – a very scenic and a popular vacation resort, right from the pre-independence days. The song is picturized as what appears to be a picnic song. Sanjeev Kumrar is wooing and teasing Kum Kum, telling her that he is a seasoned player, and that he is not easily perturbed.

The song is a lively, playful song. In the voice of Mukesh, it becomes more endearing. The voice suits all types of emotions – even naughty playfulness. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Hum Wo Nahin Jo Aapke Kadmon Mein Dil Ko Rakh Den (Aayega Aanewaala) (1967) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

hum wo nahin to aapke
kadmon mein dil ko rakh den
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum wo nahin to aapke
kadmon mein dil ko rakh den
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai

aise na hamen tum dekho
chehre se zulf hata ke
aise na hamen tum dekho
chehre se zulf hata ke
teri nazar ka raaz hain hum
bade zamaana saaz hain hum
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai

hothon pe phool hansi ke
aankhon mein hayaa ka sagar
hothon pe phool hansi ke
aankhon mein hayaa ka sagar
badi haseen hain ye adaayen
kaho hamen na aazmaayen
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai

tauba ye shokh jawaani
rangeen qayaamat ho tum
tauba ye shokh jawaani
rangeen qayaamat ho tum  
tumhen kasam hai maan jaao
hamen ye tewar na dikhaao
kyon ke zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai

hum wo nahin to aapke
kadmon mein dil ko rakh den
hum ne zamaana dekha hai
hum ne zamaana dekha hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम वो नहीं जो आपके
कदमों में दिल को रख दें
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हम वो नहीं जो आपके
कदमों में दिल को रख दें
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा है

ऐसे ना हमें तुम देखो
चेहरे से जुल्फ हटा के
ऐसे ना हमें तुम देखो
चेहरे से जुल्फ हटा के
तेरी नज़र का राज़ हैं हम
बड़े ज़माना साज हैं हम
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा है

होठों पे फूल हंसी के
आँखों में हया का सागर
होठों पे फूल हंसी के
आँखों में हया का सागर
बड़ी हसीं हैं ये अदाएं
कहो हमें ना आज़माएँ
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा है

तौबा ये शोख जवानी
रंगीन क़यामत हो तुम
तौबा ये शोख जवानी
रंगीन क़यामत हो तुम
तुम्हें कसम है मान जाओ
हमें ये तेवर ना दिखाओ
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा है

हम वो नहीं जो आपके
कदमों में दिल को रख दें
हमने ज़माना देखा है
हमने ज़माना देखा 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 : 3692 Post No. : 14604

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 9
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O boy, after almost one year – well, nine months to be precise, the next episode of this series. I had posted the eighth song – “Dekhne Waale Dekh Karishma Yaaron Ka” on 7th November, last year. In the interim, many other things happened – but that is an old story by now. One thing happened was that inadvertently, a couple of songs that I was saving for this series, got posted otherwise, and so I had to wait for locating a few more to complete the series, i.e. reach a number of 10 at least. 😉

This song is from the 1959 film ‘Mr John’. This was a period when Johnny Walker was still commanding lead roles. In this film he is paired opposite to Shyama. Seems to be a romantic comedy. The rest of the star cast consists of Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishna Kumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champaklala, Rasheed, Daraaz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ram Lal, Anil, Singh, Jaani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajeet, B Fazle Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pandit Baijnath. It seems as if the last dozen or so names are just henchmen in a gang. 🙂

The film is produced by Nigam for the banner of NK Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Inder. When I read the director’s name in the film listing, my mind is now wondering whether he could be IS Johar. The complete name, as you are aware, is Inder Sen Johar. Maybe a question to be investigated; being a comedy, there is a good possibility.

The film has seven songs, three of which are already posted here on our blog. This is the fourth one to come on board. All the songs are written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar and the music is composed by N Dutta. This song is duet in the voice of Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi.

I request other readers to please add information about this film and the picturization of this song. It appears to be a club dance song, which has a lead pair performing, supported by other dancers. It is possible that the song is performed by Helen and Johnny Walker, but that is just a guess. As I said, request for more information from other knowledgeable readers.

So, introducing another rollicking foot tapping number. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Tip Tip To Mere Dil Hain Do  (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta
Chorus

Lyrics

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
agar hai pyaar hum se
agar hai matwaala
to ek aur bhi dil
kahin se tu chura la
jo tum bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
suney jo aisi baaten
rahe na haaye kaabu
zaraa galey laga le
agar khafaa na ho tu
to yun bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
tu chaahta hai jhat se
galey ka haar kar le
thoda sa hi to aaya
kuchh intezaar kar le
to yun bolo..oo

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
अगर है प्यार हमसे
अगर है मतवाला
तो एक और भी दिल
कहीं से तू चुरा ला
जो तुम बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
सुने जो ऐसी बातें
रहे ना हाए काबू
ज़रा गले लगा ले
अगर खफा ना हो तू
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
तू चाहता है झट से
गले का हार कर ले
थोड़ा सा ही तो आया
कुछ इंतज़ार कर ले
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो


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 : 3691 Post No. : 14602

Today is the 10th occasion that we are celebrating the festival of Rakshabandhan on our blog. It is customary that on this day, we post a few songs from Hindi films celebrating this wonderful festival of the pious relation of brother and sister in our tradition.

This song is from an unfamiliar film from 1987. The film title is ‘Parakh’. The film is produced by DS Obhan for Nath Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Vijay Kapoor. The list of star cast is fairly long – Vijayendra Ghatge, Sarika, Madan Puri, Gajanan Jagirdar, Simple Kapadia, Narendranath, Leela Mishra, Baby Pallavi, Urmila Bhatt, Jagdeep, Asit Sen, OP Bharti, Dhumal,  Ali Masood, Sunder, Shivraj, Padma Khanna (in special appearance), Laxmi Chhaya (in friendly appearance), Jayant Patel, Nikki, Gurchet Siddhu, Balbir, Monica, Makkhan Singh, Surekha, Zarine Khan, Vijay, Ramachandra, Yaseen, Gabu Agarwal, and Anand Joshi etc.

The songs of this film have been created by Ravindra Jain, who wrote the lyrics and also composed the music. This particular song is sung by Hemlata. The video of this film is available online, but it highly defective. The sound track is displaced, and does not match the visual that is seen. So we are presenting only the audio of this song.

Lyrics for this song have been sent by dear Prakashchandra ji. He as also added that this song is performed by Baby Pallavi on screen, while Sarika, Vijayendra Ghatge, Madan Puri, Shivraj, Asit Sen, Narendranath and Leela Misra are also in the frame.

Once again, greetings to all friends and readers for this celebration of Raakhi today.

 

Song – Kehte Hain Raakhi Ke Ye Dhaage  (Parakh) (1987) Singer – Hemlata, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

saat samandar paar ho chaahe
behnaa se bhai
kitni hi door
chaahe baras bhar
bhoola rahe par
aaj ke din kare
yaad zaroor

kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
yug yug se hai
rahegaa yugon tak
pyaar behan aur bhai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

aaj ke din to bhaiyya ki
behna aarti utaare
mangal deep ki jyoti mein
chanda sa mukhda nihaare
le ke balaayein
de ke duaayein
karti hai shagun mitthai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

ik vat vriksh ki chhaaya mein
hum donon ka jeevan pala hai
kitni ghani us ki chhaaya hai
wo babul kitna bhala hai
mere bhaiyya
pragati mein teri
nit judey ank dahaai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

aaj main jo kuchh maangoon gi
bhaiyya tujhe dena padega
haath kisi albeli ka
ab haath mein lena padega
aayegi bhabhi
ghar mein bajega
baaja madhur badhaayee ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
le ke chumban teri kalaayee ka
yug yug se hai
rahega yugon tak
pyaar behan aur bhai ka
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage
kehte hain raakhi ke ye dhaage

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सात समंदर पार हो चाहे
बहना से भाई
कितनी ही दूर
चाहे बरस भर
भूला रहे पर
आज के दिन
करे याद ज़रूर

कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
युग युग से है
रहेगा युगों तक
प्यार बहन और भाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

आज के दिन तो भैया की
बहना आरती उतारे
मंगल दीप की ज्योति में
चंदा सा मुखड़ा निहारे
ले के बलाएँ
दे के दुआएं
करती है शगुन मिठाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

इक वट वृक्ष की छाया में
हम दोनों का जीवन पला है
कितनी घनी उसकी छाया है
वो बाबुल कितना भला है
मेरे भैया
प्रगति में तेरी
एनआईटी जुड़े अंक दहाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे

आज मैं कुछ माँगूँगी
भैया तुझको देना पड़ेगा
हाथ किसी अलबेली का
अब हाथ में लेना पड़ेगा
आएगी भाभी
घर में बजेगा
बाजा मधुर बधाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
ले के चुंबन तेरी कलाई का
युग युग से है
रहेगा युगों तक
प्यार बहन और भाई का
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे
कहते हैं राखी के ये धागे


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 : 3691 Post No. : 14601

Greetings to all friends and readers for on today’s festival of Raakhi. I hope and pray that celebrations have been happily enjoyed in all households.

Ten years now that we have been celebrating this festival online on our blog. In the early years, as one browses through the articles posted, there was always this apprehension as to how many songs related to this festival may be found. But then the going has been good and strong, and noting the contribution sent in by group members, I think we are still good for a few years to come, to continue this celebration online. Folks have been sending in Raakhi songs from the recent decades, and we have also been searching and locating songs from the 1940s and 1950s still waiting to be posted.

Yes, this subject of the happy relationship between brothers and sisters is so central to the family storylines that abound in Hindi films. Such a large percentage of our films are romantic stories with strong family grounding, and in so many of them there is always a brother sister relationship to be highlighted. And when we have that as a prominent part of the screenplay, then more often than not a song has to come in to express the emotional sanctity and the beauty of this relationship. And that is a matter of common experience – isn’t it? Every person has had this relationship within family, within extended family, and within circle of friends too. And a great celebration this is – such a reassuring reminder of the people who matter in life.

This post is delayed – well, the drivers too have to celebrate you know. I have been busy with family gatherings and long distance phone calls since morning, and I am sure Atul ji too has been similarly occupied. And so would have been most of the readers and friends.

A wonderful song that was a favorite in the radio listening days is being brought up for posting today. The film is ‘Badnaam’ from 1975. Lyrics are from the pen of Asad Bhopali and the music – ah yes, the attractive and enchanting melody comes from the mind of that unsung genius – Ganesh. The tune is very catching, and I am sure you will remember it when you hear it again.

On screen, the song is performed by Nazima, who has played many second lead roles in her time, and many of them being of the younger sister. A charming and a bright screen presence she has. The person playing the role of the brother in this film is Baldev Khosa. The film comes from the banner of GeetaShri Films, Bombay and is directed by Dilip Bose. Besides the two performers we see in this clip, the rest of the cast of actors includes Reeta Anchan, Jalal Agha, Joginder, Jagirdar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Iftikhar, Mohan Choti, Brahmachari, Beerbal, Murad, Jagdev, Anita Guha, Gopal Sehgal, Master Ratan, Jayshree T, Master Chiku, Kamaldeep, Daya Devi, Lakshmi Chhaya, Anwar Hussain, and Sujeet Kumar.

Once again, hearty greetings to all readers and friends on this occasion of Rakhi.

Editor note- With this song, the fourth and final song from the movie, “Badnaam”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

 

Song – Bhaiya Phool Main Phoolon Ki Daali  (Badnaam) (1975) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Ganesh

Lyrics

bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali
mera sapna tu. . .  haan
mera sapna tu
mera apna tu
tu hai to hai hariyaali
bhaiya phoo..oo..ool main daali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali

maathe pe tere chandan teeka
aaja aaj laga doon
maathe pet ere chandan teeka
aaja aaj laga doon
ik tere kaaran main duniya ki
har daulat thukra doon
tujh bin hai jeevan khaali
bhaiya phoo..oo..ool main daali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali

bajne do ab to mann ki veena
bajne do shehnaai
bajne do ab to mann ki veena
bajne do shehnaai
aaya hai kitne barson mein ab
behna ke ghar bhai
hoon na main kismatwaali
bhaiya phoo..oo..ool main daali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali

jag se na tootega ye naata
kitni bhi ho doori
jag se na tootega ye naata
kitni bhi ho doori
milne se hum ko kya rokegi
ab koi majboori
dhal gayi wo raina kaali
bhaiya phoo..oo..ool main daali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali
mera sapna tu. . .  haan
mera sapna tu
mera apna tu
tu hai to hai hariyaali
bhaiya phoo..oo..ool main daali
bhaiya phool main phoolon ki daali
jaise kaliyon ke mukhde pe laali

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली
मेरा सपना तू॰ ॰ ॰ हाँ
मेरा सपना तू
मेरा अपना तू
तू है तो है हरियाली
भैया फू॰॰॰ल मैं डाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली

माथे पे तेरे चन्दन टीका
आजा आज लगा दूँ
माथे पे तेरे चन्दन टीका
आजा आज लगा दूँ
इक तेरे कारण में दुनिया की
हर दौलत ठुकरा दूँ
तुझ बिन है जीवन खाली
भैया फू॰॰॰ल मैं डाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली

बजने दो अब तो मन की वीणा
बजने दो शहनाई
बजने दो अब तो मन की वीणा
बजने दो शहनाई
आया है कितने बरसों में अब
बहना के घर भाई
हूँ ना मैं किसमतवाली
भैया फू॰॰॰ल मैं डाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली

जग से टूटेगा ये नाता
कितनी भी हो दूरी
जग से टूटेगा ये नाता
कितनी भी हो दूरी
मिलने से हम को क्या रोकेगी
अब कोई मजबूरी
ढल गई वो रैना काली
भैया फू॰॰॰ल मैं डाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली
मेरा सपना तू॰ ॰ ॰ हाँ
मेरा सपना तू
मेरा अपना तू
तू है तो है हरियाली
भैया फू॰॰॰ल मैं डाली
भैया फूल मैं फूलों की डाली
जैसे कलियों के मुखड़े पे लाली


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 : 3690 Post No. : 14600

हम हाल ए दिल सुनाएँगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए
सौ बार मुस्कुराएंगे, सुनिए के ना सुनिए॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मुझको अपने गले लगा लो ए मेरे हमराही॰ ॰ ॰

Or
मेरे आंसुओं पे ना मुस्कुरा, कई ख़्वाब थे जो मचल गए॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe
दीप के संग जलूँ मैं॰ ॰ ॰

Or maybe even
निगाहों से दिल में चले आइयेगा॰ ॰ ॰

And but why not
कभी तनहाईओं में यूं, हमारी याद आएगी॰ ॰ ॰

If I start listing favorites, then it will take a long time to get to the matter of the subject. Ah yes, the songs listed above clearly point to the artist this article is about. The songs listed are iconic as well as popular hits. When she recorded “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein. . .”, and her father listened to it for the first time, his prophetic reaction was that this song is going to remain in popular memory for generations. And these words are so true for so many of her other songs, if the above sampler is anything to go by. Going beyond the barriers of time and space, her songs continue to enchant and touch listeners and lovers of this music, across the world.

Yes, there is something about this voice – something so special that the emotion descends right down into the being and reach the soul. A voice that is soft like the first beams of the rising sun, that is fresh like the petals of a newly blossomed flower, that carries the brightness of a velvety full moon, that is gentle like the humming of the unhurried breeze of early morning, that carries within a perceptible tinge of a soothing pathos, signaling a touch of sadness that simply engulfs your heart when the words play “. . .tum ko kya batlaaun main, ke tumse kitna pyaar hai”. The emotions makes the heart overflow with a tender fondness of love, while at the same time you feel you can’t hold back your tears for the beseeching pleas from the heart.

That is the magic of her voice, that keeps bringing me back to her songs, over and over again. The tinge of sadness is evident even in the lilting songs of happiness, as if expressing the imperative emotion acknowledging the frailty of existence and the ephemeral passing of the moments of joy – a fleeting this and a fleeting that, and soon the life is done with. That despondency that always sits low at the bottom edge of the voice, is what makes it so endearing.

Mubarak Begum – an artist, an uneducated, unlettered artist, who struggled throughout her career, both to make a mark and to make ends meet at home – was the owner of this contented combination of ecstasy and sadness. A voice that will never be forgotten so long as there is a needle that can be placed on shellac.

Arriving at the 14 thousandth and 6 hundredth station of this remarkable journey that has lasted for over a decade now, we also combine the celebration with a century of songs for this remarkable, remarkably underrated and incredibly ignored artist. In an active career that lasted for a little over three decades – of which the last decade was a pitiful smattering of singing assignments, few and far between – she did not even get to a 200 song mark, despite the fact that she recorded the type of superlative gems that are sampled above.

She was born on 4th January in 1940, at Jhunjhunu in Churu district of Rajasthan. Her mother’s name was Chand Bibi. When she was born, a learned person associated with the family said that she has taken birth under very auspicious planetary conjunctions, and suggested that the child should be named ‘Mubarak’.

Her father was a lorry driver. She was one of five siblings. Her voice was tuneful and her singing was impressive from her early years. The family moved when she was just a child, to Ahmedabad. Her father arranged for her tutelage in classical music under the guidance of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan and Ustad Riyaazudin Khan. After spending her childhood in Ahemdabad, she moved once again with family to Bombay. The burden of the family and its economic frailty did not allow Mubarak to attend school. She could read a little, and not write much. It is said that in later years, when she would go for recordings, she would commit the song and its renditions into memory during the rehearsals, and would sing from memory when the recording happened.

In circumstances not clear, she was introduced to Rafiq Ghazanvi, and impressed as he was with her singing, he called her for an audition and recording. Appearing in a recording studio for the first time, encircled by a large number of people she was unfamiliar with, and standing in front of the mike, ready to render a piece, she lost her nerve and no sound came from her. She left the recording studio in this extreme stage fright. The incident was repeated once again, this time for a recording session for a film produced by Ram Daryani. Given that her first successful recordings is from 1949, these failed attempts would be in the time frame of 1948-49.

Then in 1949, producer and actor Yakub gave her a chance to sing for his film ‘Aaiye’. This first successful recording was “Mohe Aane Lagi Angdaai Re”. Her singing was impressive and the word started to go around. Hansraj Behl invited her to sing 6 songs in the 1951 film ‘Phoolon Ke Haar’. Jamaal Sen called her to sing for him in 1953 – the film was ‘Daaera’. It is said that producer Kamaal Amrohi was so possessive of his film, and also very proud of its music and songs, that at a meeting of distributors, he was reluctant to show the film, but readily agreed to share the music and the songs.

In 1955, when ‘Devdas’ was under preparation, Sachin Da (SD Burman) called her over to sing the soulful ghazal of Sahir Sb – “Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar. . .”. Bimal Roy, the producer and director was summarily impressed by her singing. Then in 1957 – recording of the mujra song for ‘Madhumati’ – “Hum Haal e Dil Sunaayenge. . .”.  Originally this was supposed to be a brief shot with just one she’er – “Tumhaara Dil Mere Dil Ke Muqaabil Ho Nahin Sakta. . .”, and just this one couplet and the next the couplet were recorded. On hearing the recording, Bimal Roy was so enchanted that he told Salil Chaudhry to make this a full song. And so, Shailendra was asked to write more and complete this ghazal (which incidentally based on certain references, is partly borrowed from the famous poet Daagh Dehlavi). So the part song was recreated as a full song and Mubarak Begum was called in for the recording once again.

The episode of ‘Hamaari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961) and the song “Kabhi Tanhaai’on Mein Yun. . .” is well known. Lata was the original choice of the producer Kedar Sharma and music director Snehal Bhatkar. But when an ego clash happened based on certain exchange between the producer and the singer, Kedar Sb replace Lata with Mubarak Begum, instead of giving in. The recording and the rendition – well, rest is history. This song became the signature recognition of the artist forever.

But this episode also possibly created a certain animosity between the singers. This, and then maybe the next major similar face-off between the two – when Shankar Jaikishan called in Mubarak Begum to record the wonderful hit song “Mujhko Apne Galey Laga Lo. . .” for the film ‘Hamraahi’ (1963), in a period when Lata was refusing to sing with Rafi Sb. It is Mubarak Begum’s claim (which she also mentioned to me in a private conversation) that she was systematically singled out to be sidelined by pressurizing producers and music directors. She has gone on record to state that there are instances (films ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ and ‘Kaajal’ both from 1965) when songs originally recorded in her voice were later on replaced by newer recordings in a different voice.

For an artist already from an economically weak origins, such bias and prejudice wrought havoc with her personal situations. Fate dealt her some very difficult cards in her life. Her husband abandoned her quite early, and vanished without a trace. Her daughter was diagnosed with Parkinsons at a very early age. With just a handful of recordings in the 70s and then almost no assignments after that, it can be easily surmised as to the difficult years she spent in her advancing age. At one time, with the help of some industry friends and with the intervention of Sunil Dutt, who was active in politics and a minister in the govt. for some time, she was given a small flat in Jogeshwari area of Bombay, and a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 was allocated. In 2008, the Films Division prepared a biopic-documentary on her life, which was screened first time at the International Film Festival in Goa that year.

She passed away on 18th July, 2016.

In 2011, a program was held in Delhi, at which she performed live, some of her most famous songs, plus some songs at the request of the audience. After the performance, AK ji (of Songs Of Yore) and I went backstage to have a brief private conversation with her. She was weak and needed help to even get up and walk. We talked for about fifteen minutes – she had complaints about the industry, as to how she was treated, and how her assignments were changed, even after recordings that were approved for release. A sad end to a difficult life of such gifted artist.

For the century celebrations of Mubarak Begum, I have picked this gem of a lilting rendition from ‘Daak Babu’ – a film from 1954. Listening to this song, I was surprised to see that this song is not already showcased on our blog. Such a beautiful song – lovely words, sweet melody and such lovely rendition – how this song has escaped the attention of listeners is a surprise. The song writer is Prem Dhawan and the music is composed by Dhaniram.

Anyway, we have it up now on our blog, and for your listening pleasure. Centuries and centuries have come and passed. And many more are still awaited. Congratulations to Atul ji and all the band-wagoneers. Enjoy this enchanting song of first love.

Song – Ik Pardesi Mann Bhaaya, Mere Mann Bhaaya  (Daak Babu) (1954) Singer – Mubarak Begum, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dhaniram

Lyrics

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

akhian mein aan samaaya
jo aan
jo aan samaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

mann boley ye teri bhool hai
mann boley
mann boley ye teri bhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
tu un charnon ki dhool hai
par mujhko samajh na aaya
samajh na
samajh na aaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main aaj
main aaj sambhal na paaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
main jhoomon ri balkhaaun ri
kis ne ye jaadu jagaaya
ye jaadu
ye jaadu jagaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo
mera un sang itna naata ri
mera un sang
mera un sang itna naata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
unhen dekhe mann khil jaata ri
jisey dekh jiya lehraaya
ke jiyaraa
ke jiya lehraaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

ik pardesi mann bhaaya
mere mann
mere mann bhaaya ri
usey apna kahoon ya sapna
ho usey apna kahoon ya sapna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

अखियन में आन समाया
जो आन
जो आन समाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
मन बोले
मन बोले ये तेरी भूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
तू उन चरणों की धूल है
पर मुझको समझ ना आया
समझ ना
समझ ना आया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं आज
मैं आज संभाल ना पाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
मैं झूमूँ री बलखाऊँ री
किसने ये जादू जगाया
ये जादू
ये जादू जगाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
मेरा उन संग
मेरा उन संग इतना नाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
उन्हें देखे मन खिल जाता री
जिसे देख जिया लहराया
के जियरा
के जिया लहराया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना

इक परदेसी मन भाया
मेरे मन
मेरे मन भाया री
उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना
हो उसे अपना कहूँ या सपना


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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 TEN years. This blog has over 14600 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3700 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Movies with all their songs covered =1147
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