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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

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

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

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

[laughter]

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

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

[dialogue]

nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty
nineteen eighty three…eeeeee

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

dheem theem dhaaginn thirkitta too naa
thaa thaa dhaginn thirikitta dhinnaaa

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

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

[dialogues]

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

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

[laughter]


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 14
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An iconic song from 1965 – absoute gem, absolutely unforgettable. “Kaanton Se Kheench Ke Ye Aanchal. . . Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” from the 1965 film ‘Guide’. Created by the greats of that era – Shailendra, SD Burman and Lata Mangeshkar. And coming from a film directed by Vijay Anand, one is assured that the picturization would be superlative, which it surely is. The song continues to sustain its beauty even after more than five decades. It is such a genuine treat both visually and aurally.

Eighteen years after this song came into being, it was used again in the 1983 film ‘Qayaamat’. This film is one of the plethora of crime-and-punishment films that crowded the screens during the 1980s and 90s. The main roles are played by Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil, Jayaprada and Poonam Dhillon. Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha are close friends. But there is a falling out in their friendship, when Dharmendra is sent to jail, and he holds his police officer friend responsible for it. On returning from jail, he seeks to avenge himself for something that he considers as injustice meted out to him.

I have not seen the film and so will not be able to comment on the sequencing of this song within the storyline. Apparently, Jayaparada is the love interest of Dharmendra, and she appears in flashback in the movie. So there is some tragedy also related here. The occasion for the song is the birthday party of Shatrughan Sinha. Dharmendra is calling on a phone line to greet his friend. He finds out that Smita is about to sing a song at the party. He requests his friend to keep the phone line open so that he can listen. Then the song starts. It starts in the party, and almost immediately Dharmendra rewinds to the past where he sees Jayaprada singing in a very picturesque hillside setting. Rest of the song plays out in this flashback, returning to the party just moments before it ends.

Personally speaking, the song and its theme does not seem to fit into the birthday setting or even the hillside flashback interlude. It seems like force fitted, and completely out of place. But then that is just me.

The song has been reused in its original form. It is not re-recorded. So we get to enjoy the original audio, picturized on a different set of actors, in a different setting.

This song was identified and suggested by our dear Satyajit Rajurkar ji, for inclusion in this series. Thanks Satyajit ji.

 

Song – Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai  (Qayaamat) (1983) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ho o o
kaanton se kheench ke ye aanchal

tod ke bandhan baandhi paayal
ho o
koi na roko dil ki udaan ko
dil wo chalaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
jaane kya paake meri zindagi ne
hans kar kaha
haa haa haa aa ha aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
koi bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
ko
i bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
dar hai safar mein kahin kho na jaaun main
rastaa nayaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
phool hi phool zindagi bahaar hai
tay kar liyaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
काँटों से खींच के ये आँचल
तोड़ के बंधन बांधी पायल
हो ओ
कोई न रोको दिल की उड़ान को
दिल वो चला
आ आ आ आ आ आ

आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
जाने क्या पा के मेरी ज़िंदगी ने
हंस कर कहा
हा हा हा आ हा आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
डर है सफर में कहीं खो ना जाऊँ मैं
रस्ता नया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
फूल ही फूल ज़िंदगी बहार है
तय कर लिया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा 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.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 13
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A great day today. The remembrance day of one of most recognized icons of the Golden Era of Hindi film music. Rafi Sb. The name says it all. It is our own compulsions that drive us to write again and again about him, but yes, the name says it all. The mere mention brings to mind spontaneously, the journey spanning four decades, and thousands of rich gems that he rendered and bequeathed to us. The one voice that makes loving this music oh so easy.

We already have two posts today, enriching his memory, and talking about his work and his personality. The adjectives and epithets have all been used, time and again, so one is at a loss to say new things about him. There is a celebration gathering that happens at this residence today. Many devoted fans from across the country are in Bombay for this occasion. Our dear Bakshi ji is there today – have to hear from him his account of the visit to Rafi Mansion today.

Besides Bakshi ji, there are two more very good friends who are there today. Both of them are in the category of devotion beyond definition. It is a devotion that takes on the form of worship, which in of itself is a quality to be appreciated. Their life is all about Rafi Sb, their work is all about trying to perpetuate his memory. My meeting with them individually was through other friends, who introduced us. And it did not take any time to acknowledge and understand – this is going to be a lifelong association. I will briefly talk about them today.

Ahsan Qasim is a resident of Hapur, a small town that is about one a half hour’s drive from Delhi. He runs a small restaurant in his neighborhood, and has also setup a small coaching school for basic teaching of English and computers. He is an avid searcher and collector of anything that relates to Rafi Sb. As of now, we are quite much at the limits of Rafi Sb’s recorded songs. Yes, some numbers are still not accounted for, and I dare say, some numbers are still to be identified, given the gap in information available for some untraceable films of the era. But that does not limit his search. He is continuously searching for recordings of live programs, sitting through complete films looking to find out snippets of Rafi Sb’s voice used for items that do not qualify as complete songs, and hence have not been part of 78 rpm or LP releases. The verses sung in the film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) are quite well known. But there are dozens of more such snippets that Ahsan Bhai has searched out.

He also collects videos of Rafi Sb’s songs, and hence he also continuously digging to locate films that are not yet in public domain. He has a channel on YouTube by his own name. He continuously adds to it – rare audios and videos of Rafi Sb songs. Recently he has uploaded a small video segment of a Rafi Sb song from the film ‘Kahin Aur Chal’ (1968), a film that decidedly has been categorized as lost, for now.

He has made a detailed listing of all the stars, and many who do not qualify as stars, to whom Rafi Sb has given playback. Rafi Sb never shied away from singing for completely new and unknown actors, as well as on screen characters. Ahsan Bhai’s drive is to identify such actors – he has a list and video clips of many totally unknown faces who are lip syncing Rafi Sb’s voice. And to say the least, his endeavor to dig out old films has been so beneficial for armchair collectors like me. 🙂 He is the person who was finally able to acquire ‘Karvaan e Hayaat’ and shared with me. Like so, he has dug out many other rare films, which we know that are not available in public domain.

The second person I wish to talk about today is another dear friend – Arun Gautam. The name plate outside his door reads as ‘Rafi Arun Gautam’. He is a resident of Delhi. When I visited his home for the first time, I was amazed to see – he has one room completely devoted to Rafi Sb. The room is almost like a museum, and also a room where he hosts his friends for listening sessions. The walls of the room are adorned with portraits and photographs of Rafi Sb, some are absolutely rare. All the shelves are full of books, cassette tapes, 78 rpm records and LPs. In between spaces are full of small and large memorabilia that relates to Rafi Sb. There is a harmonium, although not the original, but an exact replica of the one owned by Rafi Sb. There is telephone instrument, with Rafi Sb’s home phone number written on it – once again an exact replica of the original. There are two small cars (toy cars actually) – one a white Ambassador, and the second one a red Fiat, complete with the actual numbers on the number plates. The cars models and numbers are exactly the ones owned by Rafi Sb. There is a small statue of Rafi Sb. There are road signs – place of birth of Rafi Sb, his residence area in Bombay etc. I mean, it is a real treat for the fans of Rafi Sb. And Arun ji has such a childlike pleasure as he shows us visitors around the room.

There is an old gramophone player – the original HMV 102. If any of the readers have heard this sound they will understand. And for those who haven’t, I recommend them to listen to one if possible. Arun ji has a Philips player also – which is electronic. He played the same records on both the machines. The sound from the 102 – it shook my inside. Never ever have I heard such a complete and such a rich sound being reproduced from a 78 rpm record. Yes, we all know that the 78 rpm recording and reproduction is the ultimate. But that day, listening on the 102 was an unsurpassed, never before experience. A machine that is just cranked by hand, no electric or electronics involved. Just a very good sound box and a very good needle. The sound filled the room as I have never heard before. And with the same childlike eagerness, Arun ji played so many rare records. Not that we have not heard the audio before. But the records themselves are so rare, only one or maybe a few acknowledged copies to be existing in public domain. It was a memorable session we had that day, on my first visit. And of course, followed up later with more such sessions.

Arun ji also played some very rare and unheard snippets. Do you know that Rafi Sb has sung two lines of the immortal ghazal of Saigal Sb from ‘Shahjehan’ – “Gham Diye Mustaqil. . .”. This snippet is hidden away in the film ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962); it is not on any record, and only someone painstakingly searching for such things will be fortunate enough to locate it. And then, at the end of the session, as we were preparing to say goodbye, he asked us to wait for a minute. He went inside, and returned with a small plastic package. Opening it, he showed us a necktie – an original worn by Rafi Sb at recordings. Around the room he pointed out to a couple of photographs wherein Rafi is sporting that very necktie. We find out that it is presented to Arun ji by Rafi Sb’s daughter herself, when she visited Delhi and also came to Arun ji’s home. That was the most exhilarating close encounter for me.

And one more thing about Arun ji. He is the convener of the group that is petitioning for the Bharat Ratna award for Rafi Sb.

The most endearing thing about these two gentlemen – very soft spoken, very friendly, extremely humble, and a heart that will share anything you ask of them. True and devoted lovers of music, I must say. And I am fortunate to be in their circle of friends.

Memories of Rafi Sb, shaken and enlivened by these reminiscences.

The song today – although it is a Rafi song, but today’s presentation is not in his own voice. This song, “Badan Pe Sitaare. . .”, originally from the film ‘Prince’ (1969) – Rafi Sb giving playback for Shammi Kapoor, has got repeated in the film ‘Fanney Khan’ from 2018. Yes, so recent. The magic of the golden era lives on and on. This version is sung by Sonu Nigam, and performed on screen by Anil Kapoor.

This song comes to us courtesy of Peevesie’s Mom – the lady is always on the lookout to combine events and anniversaries. Today, 24th is the birth anniversary of Rafi Sb. And it is also the birth anniversary of actor Anil Kapoor. She located this song, and then graciously called me to take it on and present it as part of the ‘repeat songs’ series. Of course, with a short notice (like less than 24 hrs 🙂 ), and a opportunity to combine celebrations that is very difficult to pass. The song had to, has to come today, and today only. Of course, the pleasure of rewards is quite commensurate with the bait proffered. 😀

As I mentioned, the singing voice is Sonu Nigam – a sound that is quite close to Rafi Sb’s singing, as per many opinions. I am retaining the original credits of lyrics and music composition. On screen, we see Anil Kapoor, a part time vocalist in a local orchestral group in the film, attempting a ‘Shammisque’ perfromance. How far successful, I leave it to the readers to judge. For one, Shammi Kapoor would never have a set of dancers around him, in the manner in which the latter day dances are choreographed.

Some other links that come to mind. The dance starts with the rapid shaking of a hand by Anil Kapoor – memories of the dance in the song “Aa Ja Aa Ja, Main Hoon Pyaar Tera” (‘Teesri Manzil’, 1966). Then, we have the initial ‘alaap’ sounds, so to say. The first “lallalllallaaa, la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa” reminds one of the famous Rajesh Khanna performance of “Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhin. . .” (‘The Train’, 1970). Then there is a second piece that goes like “la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa” – I am not able to decipher its ‘hear-alike’ source. Then there is the 3rd piece “pappaa pa pappaa pa” – if I am not mistaken, it reminds one of the opening sounds of “Duniya Mein, Logon Ko. . .” (‘Apna Desh’ 1972). Request readers to please add to or comment on these observations.

So a song with many entanglements. Original Rafi Sb song, rendered by a Rafi Sb ‘hear alike’. Original song performed by a Kapoor, now performed by another Kapoor. And the two anniversaries to add to the mix. Quite an interesting addition to the repeat song series. Thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji.

Happy and healthy wishes to Anil Kapoor – goodness, he turns 63 today. Last year he was 62. My, my. 🙂

And long live the memories of Rafi Sb. The best thing that God gave to Hindi films. Unforgettable.

Song – Badan Pe Sitaare Lapete Huye  (Fanney Khan) (2018) Singers – Sonu Nigam, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

lallalllallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
la llarrall lallaa lallallaaa
 
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la la laa
la ra la la la ra la la la ra la la la ra laa
 
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
paraa pappaa
 
pappaa pa pappaa pa
pappaa pa pappaa pa
pabbaa ba babbaa ba
babbaa ba babbaa ba
 
riul rham jham
jhamriul rham jham
jhamriul rham jhalurum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला
ला लारल्ल लल्ला लल्ललल्ला

ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला
ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला ला ला
ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला ला ला रा ला

परपप्पा
परपप्पा
परपप्पा
परपप्पा

पप्पा पा पप्पा पा
पप्पा पा पप्पा पा
पब्बा बा बब्बा बा
बब्बा बा बब्बा बा

रीउल रह्म झम
झमरीउल रह्म झम
झमरीउल रह्म झालूरम

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

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

है बनने सँवरने का जब ही मज़ा
कोई देखने वाला फन्ने तो हो
नहीं तो ये जल्वे हैं बुझते दिये
कोई मिटने वाला इक फन्ने तो हो
बदन पे सितारे लपेटे हुये
ओ जाने तमन्ना किधर जा रही हो
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये
ज़रा पास आओ तो चैन आ जाये

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

[तुरही वादन]

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

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4121 Post No. : 15274

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 49
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OK, so a norm need not always be effected. In my previous post of this series, I had mentioned in the beginning that – “The blog was in its childhood –”. On 29th October of 2009, the departure was that only one song was posted. Ah yes, sometimes it used to happen even then. One song has become kind of a norm these days. 🙂

The solo song that day was from the film ‘Pehli Jhalak’ of 1954. The film had made its debut that day with philosophical song “Zameen Chal Rahi Aasmaan Chal Raha Hai” in the voice of Hemant Kumar. Music is by C Ramchandra and the lyrics are from the pen of Rajinder Krishan.

Geet Kosh lists 10 songs for this film, with the above mentioned song appearing in the film as a two part song. All the songs are written by Rajinder Krishan, and the music is by C Ramchandra. Over the subsequent six years, till 1st December 2015, eight of the remaining 9 songs appeared on the blog with a certain irregular regularity. Check out the posting status in the table below.

 

Zameen Chal Rahi Aasmaan Chal Raha Hai Pehli Jhalak 1954 2102 29-Oct-09
Naa Maaro Nazariyaa Ke Baan Pehli Jhalak 1954 2430 24-Apr-10
Charandas Ko Peene Ki Jo Aadat Naa Hoti Pehli Jhalak 1954 2633 17-Jul-10
Chhodi Ji Chhodo Kalaayi Koi Dekh Legaa Pehli Jhalak 1954 2891 2-Sep-10
Oonchi Oonchi Dukaan Phheeka Phheeka Pakwaan Pehli Jhalak 1954 3078 6-Oct-10
Kaise Bhaaye Sakhi Rut Saawan Ki Pehli Jhalak 1954 8642 5-Sep-13
Achchi Soorat Hui Ya Museebat Gali Mein Aana Jaana Band Pehli Jhalak 1954 10950 11-Mar-15
Zamaane Se Niraala Hai Meri Ulfat Ka Afsaana Pehli Jhalak 1954 10963 21-Mar-15
Mohabbat Ne Mujhe Maara Pehli Jhalak 1954 11619 1-Dec-15

The last song of this film was posted almost four years ago. And since that day, 1st Dec, 2015, this film has been patiently waiting to be yippeee’d. The reason being that this last remaining song of this film was not available online all this time. Checking for it again some days back, I am finally able to locate online, the audio of this song, which was posted just recently in August of 2019. And interestingly, just 6 views so far, as I write these lines.

The film ‘Pehli Jhalak’ is produced by Seth Jagat Narayan, under the banner of Jagat Pictures, Bombay. It is directed by MV Raman. The start cast of this film includes Vaijayantimala, Kishore Kumar, Pran, Shammi, Roopa Varman, Anil, Jawahar Kaul, Shivraj, Kamlakant, Om Prakash, Dara Singh, and Baby Asha Parekh.

So finally, we are announcing today, the yippeee status for this film, with the posting of this song. The song is in the voice of Shamshad Begum. The song appears to be a gambling related song, with the words exhorting the gambler to play on – money is a thing that comes and goes. Do not worry about it – “सोच ना बाबू ऐसा ना वैसा; just play the game and place your bet – “दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा“. It is a fast paced song sung with her usual verve by Shamshad ji.

Listen and enjoy.

 


Song – Aata Hai Paisa, Jaata Hai Paisa (Pehli Jhalak) (1954) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa
oo oo
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa..aa

khele jo dilwaale dil ki baazi
dil hai raazi to duniya raazi
khele jo dilwaale dil ki baazi
dil hai raazi to duniya raazi
mail hatheli ki hai paisa
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa
oo oo
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa..aa

haar gaya dhan tan bhi laga de
garam hai mehfil rang jamaa de
haar gaya dhan tan bhi laga de
garam hai mehfil rang jamaa de
soch na baabu aisa na waisa
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa
aata hai paisa
jaata hai paisa
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa
oo oo
aata hai paisa
(la la la la la)
jaata hai paisa
(la la la la la)
daanv lagaane mein phir darr kaisa..aa
(la la laa laa laa laa la la)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा
ओ ओ
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा॰॰आ

खेले जो दिलवाले दिल की बाज़ी
दिल है राज़ी तो दुनिया राज़ी
खेले जो दिलवाले दिल की बाज़ी
दिल है राज़ी तो दुनिया राज़ी
मैल हथेली की है पैसा
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा
ओ ओ
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा॰॰आ

हार गया धन तन भी लगा दे
गरम है महफिल रंग जमा दे
हार गया धन तन भी लगा दे
गरम है महफिल रंग जमा दे
सोच ना बाबू ऐसा ना वैसा
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा
आता है पैसा
जाता है पैसा
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा
ओ ओ
आता है पैसा
(ला ला ला ला ला)
जाता है पैसा
(ला ला ला ला ला)
दांव लगाने में फिर डर कैसा॰॰आ
(ला ला लाs लाs लाs लाs ला ला)


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 :

4119 Post No. : 15272 Movie Count :

4199

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 12
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What we have today is a repeat song of a very familiar and a very wonderful hit of its time, and yes, an all time favorite that seems to carry a timeless appeal for people in love. And as is shown on screen, people in love – of all ages. This reuse has some very interesting circumstances, mostly well evident in the picturization itself.

The original song is from the hit film ‘Khel Khel Mein’ from 1975. The lead pair in that film is Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, who were famously in love off the celluloid also. They were referred to as the ‘Love Birds’ of the Hindi cinema. Their affair culminated in their tying the proverbial matrimonial knot in 1980. ‘Khel Khel Mein’ was possibly their second film together, having worked together earlier for the first time together, in ‘Zehreela Insaan’ in 1974. The original song is performed on screen by this pair, playing roles of college students in love, and in search of fun and adventure through petty pranks. On screen, the scenario is that both are drunk, and have got it into their minds to announce their love for each other to the world through this song. The original song is written by Gulshan Baawra and the music is by RD Burman.

The repeat song is from the 2005 film – ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. The lead roles in this film are played by Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Seeing this pair on screen brought back memories of many a story, all the way back from three decades ago.

Rewind back to 1973. Rishi and Dimple make their individual debuts as lead players in ‘Bobby’, a teen romance that straddles two diverse strata of the society as well as religious affiliations. The film was the big hit of 1973, that revived the fortunes of RK banner after the box office debacle of ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970). The release of this film was preceded, and accompanied by a ton of controversies that had the pulp press working overtime for months on end. An uncanny facial resemblance (at that point in time) between Dimple and Nargis of ‘Barsaat’ (1949), created a havoc laden rumor tornado – that Dimple is actually Raj Kapoor’s daughter from his alleged affair with Nargis when the two were a popular and fantastic pair on screen, and off it, in late 1940s to mid 1950s. Of course the rumor was really preposterous; given the dates and timelines of years. But the smut press was really having a great time. Then another storm of rumor was thrown into this mix – that of an off screen affair between Rishi and Dimple. This was even more flabbergasting – as evidenced by the fact that Rishi – fondly called Chintu Baba, would soon be entangled with Neetu Singh, in a relationship that has lasted a life time. The rumor simply refused to die for weeks on end, despite strong denial statements by all parties concerned.

And then, even before the film ‘Bobby’ was formally released, there came another thunderous event that really complicated the already horrendous mess. Totally out of the blue, the marriage of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia was announced. Rajesh Khanna was riding a great popularity wave as the superstar of the decade. The decision raised many an eyebrow, all the way to the sky, given that Rajesh Khanna was already in an almost live-in relationship with the small time actress Anju Mahendru. Couple that with the immediate announcement of Dimple’s retirement from the film industry. Goodness, the amount of dirty gossip raised by all these eventualities, was really getting out of hand. To a right thinking person, all the gossip was incredulous and unbelievable, at that time. It would serve no purpose to regurgitate it. And then, in some months’ time, as the controversies appeared to have lived out their usefulness, the box office success of ‘Bobby’ created another gossip storm – that all the controversies and their public discourse associated with Dimple – all the rumor rot was just a marketing ploy to create a box office success for ‘Bobby’. It took almost a year for the storm to die down.

Fast forward now to 1982. The long brewing trouble in the Rajesh-Dimple marriage came to a head, with Dimple leaving the matrimonial home with her two daughters, never to return again. After a cooling period of a year or so, the news emerged about the much awaited return of Dimple to the films. One of the first films that she signed up for was ‘Saagar’ (1985), opposite to Rishi Kapoor once again. The film was delayed by almost a year – in normal course it would have hit the theatres in 1984. Other films starring Dimple got released earlier.

Over the years, this pair has appeared on screen together with an infrequent regularity – ‘Allah Rakha’ in 1986, then on to ‘Ajooba’ and ‘Ranbhoomi’ in 1991. Then in 2005, after another gap of 14 years, came ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’, the film under discussion today. The two actors have appeared together in two more films since then – ‘Luck By Chance’ in 2009 and then ‘Patiala House’ in 2011.

‘Pyaar Mein Twist’ is a romantic comedy underlining a serious subject of mature age romance between two single parents, Yash (role played by Rishi Kapoor) and Sheetal (role played by Dimple Kapadia), both having a flourishing household each of them is responsible for. And yet, Cupid does not spare them from romantic entanglement, leading to a major social upset in the two families. However, with the support of a benevolent aunt (Toshi Auntie – role played by Farida Jalaal) and a supporting future son-in-law (Sanju – role played by Sameer Dattani), all ends well for all parties concerned. The ending sequence shows Yash performing the kanyadaan ceremony at the wedding of Sheetal’s daughter, topped off with a happy smiling family group photo shoot.

The reused song is actually not the real original. It has been re-recorded in different voices for the purpose of this film. It is a duet – but now it is a male-male duet. The original is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. The repeat version is sung by Babul Supriyo and Vinod Rathod. On screen, it is performed by Yash and his childhood friend Khanna (role played by Satish Shah). The scene is a marriage anniversary party of Khanna. Yash, after a few pegs down his belt, decides to make a public proclamation of his love for Sheetal – much to her visible surprise and suppressed delight.

One query for the more knowledgeable readers – please help to identify the lady in the red saaree standing next to Dimple in this song. She plays the role of Satish Shah’s wife in this film. I have seen her in a couple of other contemporaneous films, but cannot recall her name.

The song starts off with the opening lines of another iconic hit of Rishi Kapoor – the song “Meri Umar Ke Naujawaanon. . . – To Gaao Om Shanti Om”, in his own voice, and then it leads into the lines “Khullam Khulla. . .”. Of the original three stanza song, only two stanzas have been used in repeat version.

So check out this modern day avataar of an iconic song from the 1970s, which is performed on screen by the same actor – thirty years apart. This must be a record of sorts, after considering WM Khan’s performance of the primeval “De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe. . .” in the three versions of the film ‘Alam Ara’ – 1931, 1956 and 1973.

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karenge Hum Dono  (Pyaar Mein Twist) (2005) Singers – Babul Supriyo, Vinod Rathod, Lyrics – Gulshan Bawra, MD – RD Burman
Rishi Kapoor
Unidentified Male Voice
Babul Supriyo + Vinod Rathod
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey
tum ne
kabhi kisi se
pyaar kiya

kiya. . .

kabhi kisi ko dil diya

diya. . .

maine bhi diya. . .
hey..ey..ey

jamaa de

hey y’all party people
listen now
. . .  y’all listen now
. . .  . . .  y’all listen now
. . .  . . .  . . .  y’all listen now
the same old love story
back again

yea
come on
now

say it

come on now
you party people

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono
arrey khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono
pyaar hum karte hai chori nahi
mil gaye dil jora jori nahi
hum wo karenge jo dil kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

that’s right

arrey khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

hey..ey..ey
same old love story
like ya sing it
come on now
feel it

hey
dekh wo
ishq chhup chhup ke farma rahe hain
arrey hai
kya mazaa
dil hi dil me to ghabra rahe hain
hey ey
dekh wo 
ishq chhup chhup ke farma rahe hai
arrey hai
kya mazaa
dil hi dil me to ghabra rahe hain
lagta hai dono padosi hain wo
rishta hi aisa hai jaane bhi do
hum wo karenge dil jo kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

oye kitta

one one one one
one more time

hey
bolo na
pyaar ka hai ye dushman zamaana
arrey sun
haan bataa
sab ko milta nahin ye khazaana
hey
bolo na
pyaar ka hai ye dushman zamaana
ae hey hey sun
haan bataa
sabko milta nahi ye khazaana
arrey jinko aji ye khazaana miley
dekh dekh unko ye duniya jaley
hum wo karenge dil jo kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono
is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

watch it watch it now

pyaar hum karte hai chori nahin
mil gaye dil jora jori nahin
hum wo karenge jo dil kahe
hum ko zamaane se kya

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono

watch it watch it now

is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

oye kitta

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono

that’s right

is duniya se nahin darenge hum dono

jamaa de

khullam khulla pyaar karenge hum dono. . .


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 :

4098 Post No. : 15244

There are some very special memories related to this song. Memories of certain flights of fancy, associated with the expressions and emotions contained here in.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji, on her 78th birthday today (7th October). It is sixty years now that she made her debut as a music director, way back in 1959 – ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, a film by Filmalya’s Sashadher Mukherjee. She recounts with a glee now, but then she was very nervous. Of course, just seventeen, recently out of school, and so miraculously given a break for a big name Shammi Kapoor starrer film. The first song recorded was “Megha Re Boley. . .”.  She walked into the recording studio with Sonik, who was the arranger for that film. She recalls that some musicians actually whistled at her as she made her way toward the group. And then Sonik told them that she is the music director. Quite a silence of disbelief followed.

Her nervousness was heightened by the fact that she would be directing Rafi Sb for her first song. The rehearsals and the recordings happened. Then at the end of the recording Rafi Sb asked her whether the song was recorded to her satisfaction. She recounts that she was too dazed and overcome by just his presence, and that she stammered in agreement. Then Rafi Sb told her – you are the music director. No matter who the singer is, but you are the boss. Even if I make a mistake, then you should correct me. Usha Khanna says that she was forever in Rafi Sb’s debt for giving her that encouragement and that advise.

More than 4 decades of active career and about 200 films in her portfolio, there are many a memorable songs and melodies that she has created – one of those music directors who would make you hear again. Ah, this one! Usha Khanna? Wow.

Listening to her music, one feels a lot of similarity with OP Nayyar. Of course that was the era that Nayyar Sb ruled with his rhythmic melodies, and other music directors would try to create music inspired by him. So Usha Khanna was also influenced by that style, but then she is not limited to style alone. There is definitely a lot of her own creativity that has gone into her work, else she would not have survived in this industry for four decades. And that too, being of a gender that generally is not associated with the work of a music director. The earlier names we can think of – Jaddan Bai, Bibbo, Saraswati Devi – all names from 1930s and 40s, when the classical music was the forte, and these ladies were trained and grounded in the classical mould.

Not Usha Khanna. She in fact, has no formal training in music. Her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, a lyricist active in the industry from late 1940s to 1960s, was her segue into music. He would write the lyrics and she would informally compose tunes for his songs at home. It was a creative spark and something special about her melodies that capture attention of her fathers industry friends like OP Nayyar and Indeewar. One thing led to another, and she was placed before Sashadher Mukherjee for an interview. The conversation started uncomfortably with singing, and ended very comfortably with music direction. S Mukherji, impressed with her tenacity and consistency (he had asked her to create two new tunes and present to him every day, for a year – think about doing that!!) gave her the first break with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and followed it up with ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). After these two films, Usha was quite much on her way. That she was able to sustain her standing in the industry for four decades, speaks volumes about her talent and her approach. Might we also notice that contemporaneous to her, and subsequently, we do not hear of any other lady music director in the industry whose performance has left a mark on the music history of Indian cinema.

Ah yes, about the flights of fancy that I mentioned about, in the first para. Regulars are aware that this song forms a part of a tandem pair. The accompanying song is the hit sung by Mukesh – “Barkha Rani, Zara Jam Ke Barso”. Yes of course, that is the better known and the more popular song in comparison. However, this rendition by Suman Kalynapur is no less pleasant, alluring and engaging. Rather more so. So when this film was released, the teenager in me was still at school. And as with a boy’s fancies at that age, of course, I do not have to put it in words. Suffice to say that right from the time I heard these two songs for the first time, my liking has always been for the Suman Kalyanpur version. The fancy connected with the Mukesh song is that there would be a charming princess for whom the boy in me would sing this song. However, the fancy associated with the Suman Kalyanpur song is that there would be charming beautiful princess who would be singing this song for me. That appealed so much more to me, that my flight of fancy those days was someone singing this song for me. Aaye haaye – the heart still takes a swing at this thought. 🙂

Quick summary – the film is ‘Sabak’ from 1973, produced and directed by Jugal Kishore, songs written by Sawan Kumar and Hasrat Jaipuri, and music by Usha Khanna. The star cast of this film is listed as Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam, Jaishri T, Jugal Kishore, Ranjan, KN Singh, Nazeer Hussain, Master Satyajeet, Chandrashekhar, Brahmchari, Hercules, Mumtaz Begum, Ramesh Dev, Seema, Rajnibala, Maruti, Rajpal, Kishan Kaul, Ved Sharma, Rajan Kapoor, Moolchand, Bholanath, Manohar, Jerry, Omi Chopra, Uma Dutt, Pritam Kumar, Raj Verma, Kishan Billa, and Sundar Singh.

Once again, wishing Usha ji a very happy birthday and praying for many more healthy and comfortable returns of this day.

Ah yes, the lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakashchandra ji.

 

Song – Barkha Bairan, Zara Tham Ke Barso  (Sabak) (1973) Singers – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Saawan Kumar Tak, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

pee se hai mera milan
kyon hai ree tujh ko jalan
pee se hai mera milan
kyon hai ree tujh ko jalan
haaye re paapan zaraa ruk jaa
zara tham jaana re
barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

pee ko mere aane de
ang se lag jaane de
pee ko mere aane de
ang se lag jaane de
phir tu dushman
yun barasna
jaane paayen wo na re..e..e
barkha bairan
zaraa tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

पी से है मेरा मिलन
क्यों है री तुझको जलन
पी से है मेरा मिलन
क्यों है री तुझको जलन
हाए रे पापन ज़रा रुक जा
ज़रा थम जा ना रे
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

पी को मेरे आने दे
अंग से लग जाने दे
पी को मेरे आने दे
अंग से लग जाने दे
फिर तू दुश्मन
यूं बरसना
जाने पाएँ वो ना रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
बरखा बैरन


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

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Today, 4th October, is the 88th birthday of Sandhya Mukherjee. The grand old dame is one of the premier playback singers in Bangla cinema. In Hindi films, her contribution is limited to about 30 songs. Her involvement in Hindi films starts with the 1948 film ‘Jhoothi Kasmen’, and her singing assignments are spread over a decade and a half, till the mid 1960s.

A chance encounter with this song prompted the preparation of this post. I came across this song just a few hours ago, and listening to it was love at first hear. Such a lovely melody and arrangement, and such wonderful rendition, this song belongs to that category of unknown and hidden gems, which surprise the listener with their simplicity and beauty. I have listened to it many times since I discovered it earlier in the evening, and I do not seem to be getting enough of it.

The film is ‘Ratnadeep’ from 1952. The film is produced and directed by the legendary Debaki Kumar Bose, for the banner of Chitramaya, Calcutta. The cast of actors is listed as Anuva Gupta, Manju Dey, Molina Devi, Chhaya Devi, Tangamani, Harini, Bakul Ghosh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Pahadi Sanyal, Niteesh Mukherji, Tulsi Chakravarty, Kamal Mishra, Raj Kumar Soni, Sudheer  Chakraborty, Gokul Mukherji, and Gauri Shankar. The film is based on the Bangla novel of the same name, written by Prabhat Kumar Mukherjee.

Eight songs are listed for this film. The music director is Robin Chatterji. Two of the songs are traditional bhajans originally composed by Meerbai and Vidyapati. The remaining six songs have been written by the songwriters Pandit Madhur and Mahendra Pran. However, the lyricist for each individual song is not specifically identified.

We wish Sandhya ji a very happy 88th birthday. May she be blessed with many more years of good health and happiness.

Song – Raat Ne Aa Ke Din Ko Chooma, Saanjh Suhaani Aayi  (Ratnadeep) (1952) Singers – Sandhya Mukherji, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi manwa doley
raat ne aa ke
din ko chooma
saanjh suhaani aayi

chanda karey ishaare
koi mujhe pukaare
chanda karey ishaare
kya jaanun main aaj bhala kyon
mann hi mann sharmaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

baalapan ke sapne jaage
jaagi mast jawaani
haaye jaagi mast jawaani
duniya ki har ?? suhaani
?? ban karv itraai
tum ban jaao main o saajan
aawo main tum ban jaaun
ye madmaati saanjh salona
ye madmaati saanjh salona
salona sandesa laai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

aankhon se tum dil mein aaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
phir bhi rahe kyon praaye
itna to batla do kyon tum
aaj baney harjaai
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi
saanjh suhaani aayi aayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई
साँझ सुहानी आई मनवा डोले
रात ने आ के
दिन को चूमा
साँझ सुहानी आई

चंदा करे इशारे
कोई मुझे पुकारे
चंदा करे इशारे
क्या जानूँ मैं आज भला क्यों
मन ही मन शरमाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

बालपन के सपने जागे
जागी मस्त जवानी
हाए जागी मस्त जवानी
दुनिया की हर ?? सुहानी
?? बन कर इतराई
तुम बन जाओ मैं ओ साजन
आवो मैं तुम बन जाऊँ
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
ये मदमाती साँझ सलोना
सलोना सँदेसा लाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

आँखों से तुम दिल में आए
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
फिर भी रहे क्यों पराये
इतना तो बतला दो क्यों तुम
आज बने हरजाई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई
साँझ सुहानी आई आई

 


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

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Just like so many more human endeavors, wherein the concepts and philosophical models of ‘-isms’ are all so correct and convincing, and their practical implications and implementations are so faulty and distorted that the discussions about the defects and flaws, also sounds very convincing in the hindsight.

Take Communism for example. The writings of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Illych Lenin – as they write about the class struggle between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’, and lucidly present their ideas on how to address this social divide, for the betterment of humanity – are so very a convincing, palpable and substantial, that it is easy to be convinced about the failings and deficiencies of the capitalist / imperialistic model of the world order, which should be replaced everywhere with the model of Communist social order. When Marx passed away in 1883, the debate on this subject was quite vigorous both amongst the elite and the working class in the countries of Europe.

Not long thereafter, the revolution of the working class came about in 1917, in Russia, under the leadership of Lenin. A new model of state and governance, and a new social order was established. The history is replete with the narrative of violence and misery that accompanied this change, but the Communist movement had come on to stay. Over the next three decades, this model of a new social order spread to other neighboring states – towards the west of the erstwhile USSR, which formed the countries in eastern European bloc and towards the South East, i.e. China.

For all the populism and the PR that was a big budget activity in the USSR, the model did not quite stick for very long. Within our own lifetimes, we have witnessed the downfall of Communism in 1980s – the so called perestroika or restructuring of the social order and government in the USSR, now Russia. The theories of the great philosophers of the late 19th century, did not quite hold on together when implemented and the rubber met the road. Although China still holds out with their powerful Communist Party supported by their strong army, the Communistic form of social order did last, albeit just for about seven decades.

A similar pageant has played out and is playing out, in India. The ‘-ism’ that is associated with Mahatma Gandhi, that Munna Bhai so endearingly likes to call ‘Gandhi-giri’ (‘Lagey Raho Munna Bhai’, 2006), has seen its prime during the early decades of the twentieth century, and its subsequent devaluation in the closing decades of the same twentieth century. I remember – in the 1980s and 90s, around the time of his birth anniversary (2nd October) every year, one was treated to editorials and articles in newspapers, and panel discussions on Doordarshan, with titles that were variations on “The Relevance of Gandhi Today”. Even then, my mind used to react that as a society, we have apparently lost Gandhi and his ideals, if now that the intelligentsia is beginning to discuss the relevance. Just so strongly underscores the fact that the question of relevance comes to fore, when the storm of doubts and disbelief is surging strong in the society. That discussion still continues.

Where and what are the fault lines? I had read his autobiography – ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ way back when I was in college. I was, and honestly I still am, deeply impressed, influenced, overwhelmed by honesty and simplicity with which he has laid bare his persona and his internal turmoils, his candid admissions of his faults, expressions of his ideals and idealistic resolutions, and the strength of character to personally follow and implement those ideals in practical life. It is a frightening tale of development of a human mind from the basic animalistic existence to literally a sainthood. It goes to establish that Gandhi was no ordinary soul, and such souls appear on this planet quite rarely. Albert Einstein has so beautifully summed it up in his tribute – “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth”

A time was, at the turn of the century, when the nation was seeking a simple philosophy in leadership. Here was a teacher, who did not just teach. In fact he refused to teach or direct others, for things that he himself had not practiced and not lived through himself. A hallmark of a true saint, whose existence within his own mind, and as seen by those around him, is starkly the same. My readings about the Tolstoy Farm that he established in South Africa in 1910, are such an impactful influence. And also a conviction that this soul is an honest and truthful spiritual leader, who will not lead his flock astray for personal or ideological gains.

For all his goodness and his saintly leadership of the people, his words and his teachings stand at crossroads today. The retinue of his followers diminishing over time, and bevy of protesters calling out their criticisms and insults – their tribe is incessantly increasing. Where is the fallacy? Is there an aberration that we see on the radar of history?

A lot has been written and continues to be written about him. But I really wonder how many of us are actually, really reading him. He has written extensively, and not just one book. His complete works including his articles and speeches, will form a complete section of a good size library. Many years ago, maybe more than three decades ago, I read the following in one of his articles printed in 1927 in the journal ‘Young India’. Countering all that I had read till then, and had been hearing about his philosophy of ahimsa (non-violence), here was a paragraph that stunned me with its clarity of thought and perfection of logic.

“My creed of non-violence is an extremely active force. It has no room for cowardice or even weakness. There is hope for a violent man to be someday non-violent, but there is none for a coward. I have therefore said more than once in these pages that if we do not know how to defend ourselves, our women and our places of worship by the force of suffering, i.e., nonviolence, we must, if we are men, be at least able to defend all these by fighting.”

All his life, he incessantly tried to differentiate for his followers, the distinction he made between non-violence and cowardice. In the same journal, in another article, even earlier in 1920, he writes,

“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence…. But I believe that non-violence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment. Forgiveness adorns a soldier. But abstinence is forgiveness only when there is the power to punish; it is meaningless when it pretend to proceed from a helpless creature.”

At another place, his words on this same theme are

“Where choice is set between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. . . I prefer to use arms in defense of honor rather than remain the vile witness of dishonor. . .”

Are we, in this age and these circumstances, aware of this strong advocacy of the above distinction he makes between the oh so terribly misunderstood themes of non-violence vs cowardice? And are we teaching, nay even projecting the correct understanding of all that this great soul stood for all his life?

The generation that had spent time with him, that had experienced his influence and his aura first hand, is already relegated to history. Well, almost. The survivors of that generation are very few. In another few years, maybe a decade or so, we shall not be hearing of a Gandhian anymore. For the newer crop of followers that we see, Gandhi is more of a political crutch, and face to be put on the currency notes, nothing much more than that.

Where lies the answer to the ‘WHY’ connected with this scenario? I do not know. There are many an ill of the human tendencies and human traits that we can expound to explain. But probably the answer lies deeper – deeper inside the very constitution of this existence itself. A simple axiom that makes up the destiny of everything that we can observe. Simply put – everything decays. Ensconced in these two simple words is the terrible and profound truth that applies to everything in this universe, and to the universe itself. I will posit it from two different directions that I am aware of.

One – our scriptures. It is written in our scriptures, in the sections where the creation of this universe is described, that when He created this universe, it was perfect, in every possible way that can be thought of. But this perfection lasted for just that first instant of creation. This perfect universe started to decay in the very next instant. It is stated so, in our books. And this decay encompasses everything that is material and even non-material in existence. That is the progression of the ‘yugas’ (eras) that we are so familiar with in our scheme of the universe and its passage through time. The good shall diminish and the things will always be progressively worse.

Two – from the perspective the study of the physical nature of this universe as a subject – Physics. There is a branch of this study called Thermodynamics, which deals with the energy within a system, and all aspects related to it. This branch of physics was formalized as a subject through the research work, both physical and philosophical, of scientists in the 18th and 19th centuries – names like Count Rumford, Sadi Carnot, William Thomson, Gibbs, James Maxwell etc. Based on their works, this branch now has a set of laws called the Laws of Thermodynamics, which are time tested and form the foundations of a huge segment of physical sciences. The second of these laws has a very simple, very interesting statement, and a very profound implication for the entire universe itself. The law states that –

“The total entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time.”

The key element to understand in this statement is ‘entropy’. Simply defined, entropy is the measure of the state of disorderliness in a physical system. Going by this law, a deduction that can be inferred immediately is that in any physical system, the disorderliness will always increase with time. To put it even more simply, and bluntly, every system will always and only, decay with time. That brings us back to a concurrence with the assertions contained in our scriptures.

And so, as with everything, the social systems will also decay with time. I am sure I do not need to explain this statement further. People with awareness of history, and also, the awareness of the experiences of a lifetime, will concur.

Truth, however, remains unchanged. In all the rigmarole of the eras and human evolution, and the transitions of history that we are aware of, the only thing that remains unchanged is the Truth. In Hindi, the word is ‘सत्य’ which comes from the root ‘सत्’. If I may draw an analogous word from the English language, it would be ‘stat’ or ‘static’, which also means – un-moving, at rest, unchanging. Truth, in this creation, and as a conceptual idea, remains static unchanged, in this tumultuous ocean of creation that is eternally in a chaos of constant change and decay.

The concept of this unchanging Truth is discussed and described quite at length in our scriptures. A basic characteristic of this Truth is that not just that it is unchanging, but it is also inert and passive. It does not DO anything. It just IS.

That thread now brings us back to the Mahatma again. Here is one person who realized quite early in life, the nature of this Truth, as is evident from the title of his autobiography – ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’. Understanding the passive and inactive nature of Truth, he set out on a journey to experiment with it, to understand it better. That realization, and his unflinching endeavor to pursue and investigate it, is what makes him stand out as a giant amongst men. He belongs to that list of a handful people in the history of the human civilization who have raised this query within themselves, and have encountered the answer. For that, he is a Mahatma – the extraordinary soul, and a notch above the Atma – the ordinary souls, who can be counted in millions.

The song being presented today, belongs to the 1978 film ‘Nasbandi. The period of history covered in this film is that of June 1975 to January 1977, during which Emergency was proclaimed in our country. I am not going into the politics behind this episode. Enough to say that in 1977, when the elections were held, the powers that proclaimed and benefitted from this state of emergency, lost, and a new political equation was written into history of India. The film deals with the topic of forced sterilization of menfolk, one of the key ingredients of the political battle in 1977.

The film is produced by Johar Films, and is directed by IS Johar. The name is sufficient to give an idea of what kind of a comical spoof this film is. Especially when we have IS Johar and Rajendranath playing the lead roles.

Geet Kosh lists seven songs for this film, written by Indeewar, Rajendra Krishan and Hullad Muradabaadi. This particular song is written by Indeevar and the music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. This is a background song in the film, rendered by Kishore Kumar.

The song is a regretful complaint about the state of the nation, and a supplication to the Mahatma – as to the social and political conditions prevailing. That the dream of a disciplined and amiable social edifice that the Mahatama had envisioned, was in shambles. The instances of regrets are many, and the passing years and decades, have only added to them. None of them have been is taken away.

And that brings us back to the thread of the continuous decay, everywhere.

The philosophies and the visions of great men are like beacons of light in the thick fog of chaos and uncertainty that this universe, this existence is. And that existence is steadily moving towards more chaos, more uncertainty. That is the nature of existence itself. These great men – Nanak, Buddha, Abraham, Moses Prophet Mohammed, Christ, Socrates, Gandhi, Zoroaster, Kabeer, and many more – have been the extraordinary souls that have realized the Truth of this existence. Their messages to the humankind are an effort to make more of us ordinary souls understand this path, and its goal. But this world is what it is. Despite that so many extraordinary souls have visited and tried to spread this message. Or maybe, we can say that this world is what it is today, because of these enlightened souls – it would have been even a worse present, had these men not visited this earth.

O Gandhi, the vision of society that you shared with us, lies unread in books no one reads anymore, in libraries that no one visits any more.

And thieves have stolen the ‘बकरी’ (goat) whose milk had nourished your soul.

Song – Gandhi Tere Desh Mein Ye Kaisa Atyachaar  (Nasbandi) (1978) Singers – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anand ji
Chorus
Kishore Kumar + Chorus

Lyrics

janta ki awaaz hai ye
sun le o bapu gandhi
ye kaisa hahaakaar desh mein
ye kaisi aag ki aandhi

kahaan gayi wo teri ahinsa. . .
kahaan gayi wo teri ahinsa
kahaan gaya wo pyaar
gandhi tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
bapu tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
ek bharat mein ban gaye
jalianwaale baagh hazaar
gandhi tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
bapu tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar

tu ne jab awaaz lagaai..ee..ee
saara hindustan utha
saara hindustan utha
angrezon ke dil bhi dehle..ea..ea
aisa ik toofaan utha
aisa ik toofaan utha
khushi khushi tere kehne par
bharatwaasi jail gaye
seene par goli jhel gaye
apne praanon par khel gaye
apne praanon par khel gaye
naam pe tere par laakhon jawaan
duniya ke sab sukh bhool gaye
dulhan ka ghunghat bin khole hi
phaansi par jhool gaye
phaansi pe wo jhool gaye
tu swaraaj le aaya. . .
tu swaraaj le aaya
hum to phir bhi rahe lachaar
gandhi tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
bapu tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar

azaadi ki jung ladaa tha
isi liye kya hindostan
isi liye kya hindostan
arey nyaye maangne nyayaalay mein
ja na sakey koi insaan
ja na sakey koi insaan
kitne hi nirdosh yahaan
misa ke andar band huye
andhe kuen mein kitne hi
azaad samandar band huye
azaad samandar band huye
ismat loota karte hain jo
ban kar raaj ke pehredaar
apni satta rakhne ko jo
chheene janta ke adhikar
chheene janta ke adhikar
gandhi tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
bapu tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar

dekhi kahin kalam-bandi
dekhi kahin zubaan-bandi
dekhi kahin zubaan-bandi
darr ki hukumat har dil par bhi
saara hindostan bandi
saara hindostan bandi
nasbandi ke naam pe zulm huye
wo dukhion deenon par
lagta tha latka ho jaise
prajatantr sangeenon par
prajatantr sangeenon par
prajatantr sangeenon par
turkmaan wo gate aasmaan
toota jahaan zameenon par
chala diye bulldozer jab
bebas logon ke seenon par
bebas logon ke seenon par
bebas logon ke seenon par
apnon ke haathon hi..ee..ee..ee
apnon ke haathon apnon pe
goli ki bauchhaar
gandhi tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar
bapu tere desh mein
ye kaisa atyaachaar

saare desh par zulmon sitam ke
ghor andhere jab chhaaye
ghor andhere jab chhaaye
tab prakash ki kirnen le kar
jai prakash aage aaye
jai prakash aage aaye
gandhi tere naam ki
ab hogi jai jaikaar
gandhi tere name ki
ab hogi jai jaikaar
arey jo bhi hukumat zulm karegi
uski hogi haar
jo bhi hukumat zulm karegi
uski hogi haar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जनता की आवाज़ है ये
सुन ले ओ बापू गांधी
ये कैसा हाहाकार देश में
ये कैसी आग की आँधी
कहाँ गई वो तेरी अहिंसा॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ गई वो तेरी अहिंसा
कहाँ गया वो प्यार
गांधी तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
बापू तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
एक भारत में बन गए
जालियाँवाले बाग हज़ार
गांधी तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
बापू तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार

तूने जब आवाज़ लगाई
सारा हिन्दोस्तान उठा
सारा हिन्दोस्तान उठा
अंग्रेजों के दिल भी दहले
ऐसा एक तूफान उठा
ऐसा एक तूफान उठा
खुशी खुशी तेरे कहने पर
भारतवासी जेल गए
सीने पे गोली झेल गए
अपने प्राणों पर खेल गए
अपने प्राणों पर खेल गए
नाम पे तेरे लाखों जवाँ
दुनिया के सब दुख भूल गए
दुल्हन का घूँघट बिन खोले ही
फांसी पर झूल गए
फांसी पे वो झूल गए
तू स्वराज ले आया॰ ॰ ॰
तू स्वराज ले आया
हम तो फिर भी रहे लाचार
गांधी तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
बापू तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार

आज़ादी की जंग लड़ा था
इसीलिए क्या हिन्दोस्तान
इसीलिए क्या हिन्दोस्तान
अरे न्याय मांगने न्यायालय में
जा ना सके कोई इंसान
जा ना सके कोई इंसान
कितने ही निर्दोष यहाँ
मीसा के अंदर बंद हुये
अंधे कूंए में कितने ही
आज़ाद समंदर बंद हुये
आज़ाद समंदर बंद हुये
इस्मत लूटा करते हैं जो
बन कर राज के पहरेदार
अपनी सत्ता रखने को जो
छीनें जनता के अधिकार
छीनें जनता के अधिकार
गांधी तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
बापू तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार

देखी कहीं कलम-बंदी
देखी कहीं ज़ुबान बंदी
देखी कहीं ज़ुबान बंदी
डर की हुकूमत हर दी पर भी
सारा हिन्दोस्तान बंदी
सारा हिन्दोस्तान बंदी
नसबंदी के नाम पे ज़ुल्म हुए
वो दुखिओं-दीनों पर
लगता था लटका हो जैसे
प्रजातंत्र संगीनों पर
प्रजातंत्र संगीनों पर
तुर्कमान वो गेट आसमान
टूटा जहां ज़मीनों पर
चला दिये बुलडोज़र जब
बेबस लोगों के सीनों पर
बेबस लोगों के सीनों पर
बेबस लोगों के सीनों पर
अपनों के हाथों ही॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
अपनों के हाथों अपनों पे
गोली की बौछार
गांधी तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार
बापू तेरे देश में
ये कैसा अत्याचार

सारे देश पे ज़ुल्म ओ सितम के
घोर अंधेरे जब छाए
घोर अंधेरे जब छाए
तब प्रकाश की किरणें ले कर
जयप्रकाश आगे आए
जयप्रकाश आगे आए
गांधी तेरे नाम की
अब होगी जय जयकार
गांधी तेरे नाम की
अब होगी जय जयकार
अरे जो भी हुकूमत ज़ुल्म करेगी
उसकी होगी हार
जो भी हुकूमत ज़ुल्म करेगी
उसकी होगी हार


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 11
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I could not have expected a better surprise than this one today. Aha, here is this wonderful memorable song that has got repeated in a film after 34 years. And now, that repeat itself is 28 years past. Wow, 62 years later we are going to talk about a song from 1957, which appeared once again in another film in 1991.

Yes, the iconic song of road travel that has been immortalized in the annals of Indian cinema. The tone and the context of the song – a vagabond traveler, a second hand truck, the endless roads, and a journey without a destination – it set the template for others to emulate. Footloose has no mark over this. Don’t we all, at some time in life, aspire for a meandering aimless trip, just for the sake of the journey. And just for the heck of it. The destination – may it exist or not, companions – may they be there or not. Desultory, adrift, without any aim, feckless – when the apparent random futility is the purpose of the endeavor. What a state to be in – being, and yet not being, nary a care in the world. Aah yes, the mind sometimes wants an escape of sorts – “Le Chala Jidhar Ye Dil Nikal Padey”.

The original from the film ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) needs no introductions. The words, the melody and the imagery is etched in the mind, in all its details – Delhi roads of mid 1950s, sans traffic; the time when the traffic used to pass under the India Gate, and the Kashmere Gate (now these are monuments, cordoned off from the traffic); a miniscule encounter with a coy lady sitting in a car coming from the opposite direction; driving past the Taj Mahal; the long row of village belles carrying earthen pots of water, offering no grass (घास नहीं डालती 🙂 ) to the most handsome beseeching young man claiming to be laid out like a carpet at their feet – yes, all etched in the mind like it happened yesterday.

Time was when Sachin Da was quite, nay very selective, as always, in his choice of the singing voice for individual songs. And Kishore Da was never his ‘always’ choice for playback for Dev Anand. But Sachin Da has been proven right and right and right again, in his choice of singing voices. Imagine a “Khoya Khoya Chaand. . .”, or “Dil Ka Bhanwar. . .” or “Tu Kahaan Ye Bataa. . .” or “Hum Bekhudi Mein. . .” in a voice other than Rafi Sb, and a “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .” in a voice other than Talat Sb, or the jazzy “Hum Dum Se Gaye. . .” in a voice other than Manna Dey, or the magnificent “Ye Raat Ye Chandni. . .”, or “Na Tum Hamen Jaano. . .” or “Chup Hai Dharti. . .” or “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo. . .” in a voice other than Hemant Da. It just will not stick in the imagination. Sachin Da got the best, the most suitable voice for the song, and after listening to them, the only verdict is – it cannot be bettered. In all the outings that Sachin Da shared with Dev Anand, apparently ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) are the only two collaborations wherein we hear Kishore Da as the only voice playing back for Dev Anand. In all other films they have done together, Sachin Da has used a combination of different voices for Dev Sb. ‘Baazi’ (1951) also has only Kishore Da’s voice backing up Dev Anand for “Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai. . .”, but then it is the only male voice song in the film, and that too, a song that only Kishore Da can do justice to.

And not just for Dev Sb. Sachin Da also has Rafi Sb and Kishore Da playing back for Rajesh Khanna in ‘Aradhana’ (1969), and Rafi Sb, Kishore Da and Manhar as the singing voices for Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). Here was a music director who had his finger not on the pulse of public appeal, but on the pulse of divining which voice is the most suitable for a particular melody, a particular mood, and a particular situation.

And so, coming to the surprise that I mentioned in the first line of this write up. As I picked up this song for creating the next post in the series of repeat songs, a realization hit home. Today is the birth anniversaries of the two stalwarts who created the original song in 1957 – Sachin Da and Majrooh Sb. For Majrooh Sb, it is the centenary celebration, and for Sachin Da it is the 113th. Actually, Majrooh Sb’s info was already in mind since last night, as I was preparing Sadanand ji’s excellent write up for this great poet. And the rest of the coincidental links fell in place as I picked up this song for today’s post.

The film ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ from 1991, is a popular hit romantic comedy from its time. It is remake of the storyline of the iconic ‘Chori Chori’ from 1956, which had the lead pair billing of Nargis and Raj Kapoor. And in turn, ‘Chori Chori’ is following the same storyline as the 1934 Hollywood hit film ‘It Happened One Night’, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and directed by the legendary Frank Capra. This theme has also been used in other films in Kannada and Tamil. In later years, we also see ‘Jab We Met’ in 2007, based somewhat loosely on the same storyline.

The film is produced by Gulshan Kumar and is directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The lead pair is Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. By 1991, Aamir was already an acknowledged star in the industry, and Pooja was just beginning her career. For both of them, this film proved to be a strong fillip for their individual careers.

The caper is well known – a spoilt heiress of a rich businessman flees from home, to be with the person she believes, wrongly of course, she is in love with. On the way, she meets another boy, the hero of the story, who helps her to get to her target, and eventually lands her back at her father’s home. As an outcome of the road adventures that are shared by the boy and the girl, they inadvertently and without realizing it till quite late in the storyline, fall in love with each other. And the movie ends with the girl fleeing once again (with the help of a very co-operative father) on the way to the altar, to be with the person she is truly in love with.

When I came to this connection, I was/am quite astounded. What a selection of a song for a memory reprisal. The original song with Dev Sb in the driver’s seat, is about an aimless road adventure. And in this film, the lead protagonists are going thru a road adventure of their own making, trying to save themselves from police, the detectives in pursuit and the general public who have been made aware of the runaway girl through newspaper ads and posters.

On their runaway adventure, there is car breakdown. It is taken into a garage for repairs. The mechanic departs briefly to get some welding work done from outside. The boy-girl pair are alone in the garage. The radio on the mechanic’s desk is playing. And as the mechanic departs, on comes this song on the radio waves. It catches the attention of the boy, who requests the girl to increase the volume on the radio. He is quite taken in with this ‘मस्त’ (catchy, engrossing) song. Coming close to the girl he takes her in his arms and they begin to dance to the tune. Their eyes meet. There is that oh so lovely pause in everything. Something tingles and connects. There is surprise and uncertainty on the faces of both of them. In the eyes, there is also an expectation of a liking that is so demure and endearing. It is one of those moments that feels like eternity. And yes, magic.

Till that ‘पाजी’ (scoundrel) mechanic barges in with a newspaper in hand announcing that the girl’s father is publicly searching for her. The moment of magic is so brutally broken.

The repeat song is the original. In this scene, somewhat less than two stanzas are played. Of course this is not listed in the songs of the film and does not appear on its cassette or CD. And so, in this post, I am retaining the original credits for this everlasting song.

And yes, once again, celebrating the anniversaries of the two of the greatest song-music creators in the Indian film industry. “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke. . .” – goodness, what a fantastic tagline.

Song – Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, Hum Se Kuchh Na Boliye  (Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin) (1991) Singers – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein so liye
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में सो लिए
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में ॰ ॰ ॰


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