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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 : 3498 Post No. : 14056

Missing Films of 1960s – 58
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1966 and 1967 appears to be very fertile years, as far as discovering obscure films and songs is concerned. I start searching for the films from these years, and I continue finding films and songs that seem to have been lost in time. A good number of them have already appeared online in one form or another. But there is still a good set that seem to be as yet unavailable online.

Today’s film – ‘Sheba And Hercules’ from 1967, is one of them. After some earlier comments from some readers on the blog and also some followers on YouTube, which corrected my statement about the song being posted for the first time, I try to be more cautious, and apply more effort to search the song before posting. So for this song today, I searched using many different options, but I am not able to trace any song of this film online. But I do not claim that the song is making a debut online, because I have been held in error of such statements before. So I will say that as far as my searches could show, I did not find this film and this song online as yet.

The name of the film itself indicates an obscure and a lost film. As dear Arun ji has also noted in one of his articles earlier, we can depend on the producers of Hindi films to create links across histories and across geographies; even to the extent of combining factual history and fictional characters. This endeavor to connect and to integrate disparate persona, events and aeons, is really ‘commendable’ – these producers and these films are working towards not just national integration, but also international integration. These producers deserve a big applause for their effort. 🙂

Case in point is this film. I am going by the title – since I have no clue as to the content and the storyline of the film. Hercules is a Roman God whose stories are part of the Roman Mythology. Incidentally, in Greek mythology also, a similar Hero/God appears, with a slightly altered name – Heracles. There are many similarities in the stories of these two, across these two cultures.

Queen Sheba is very much a historical persona, whose details are found in Biblical history, and from there connects are found in Jewish and Islamic history also. There is archaeological evidence that also supports this historical records. Sheba was the Queen of the kingdom of Saba – area in the southern Arabic peninsula that is current day Yemen. Her historical record is contemporaneous with King Solomon, who was the king of Israel in circa 970-931 BC. There is a detailed record of Queen Sheba’s visit to Israel, accompanied by a grand retinue, and of bringing many gifts of spices, dry fruits and other items, loaded on camels. The Jewish history records that the spices brought by Queen Sheba were of the type never seen and used before in Israel. There is a record of their conversations, in which Sheba asks many questions from Solomon, who is considered to be the wisest man who ever lived on this earth. After being satisfied with the answers she receives, she returns to her lands. Historians have recorded this visit as one of the earliest examples of a trade and cultural exchange delegation going from one nation to another.

But I digress. The point I am trying to arrive at is the these two mythological / historical personae – Hercules and Sheba – could never have possibly been contemporaneous in person. However, still, the producers of Hindi films have found a happy meeting ground for these two, in the film titled ‘Sheba And Hercules’. I would request other readers and friends to please add some information about the storyline of this film.

The film is a costume drama produced under the banner of Meena Films, Bombay and is directed by BS Chaudhry. The star cast includes Randhawa, Vijaya Chaudhary, Indira, Heeralal, Kamal Mehra, Tuntun, Rajan Kapoor, Trilok Singh, and Saudagar Singh amongst others. Geet Kosh tells us that there are six songs in this film. All songs have been written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and the music is by a gentleman named Chandan. Now this is a name that I have not encountered before. As I tried to look through the Geet Kosh, I am not able to locate any other reference to this name as a music director. Quite likely, this person, as many others who have given music in one or two films, would probably have been an assistant music director, and then got a chance to try his hand as an independent artist. But after one outing, did not get any more work in the industry.

The singing voice in this song is of Krishna Kalle. This is a song of ‘expression of love’, in which the lady is expressing her magnanimity that she is a benefactor, and that as a favor unto him, she has fallen in love with the gentleman to whom this song is being addressed. Now that is quite a thought. 🙂

So with this song, the film ‘Sheba And Hercules’ makes a debut on our blog. And so does the music director Chandan. I would request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film, and the music director.

Song – Jaao Ji Tum Pe Hum Merbaan Ho Gaye  (Sheba And Hercules) (1967) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD – Chandan

Lyrics

jaao ji

jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye
pyaar machla. . .
pyaar machla iraade jawaan ho gaye
jaao ji
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye

ji machalta khamosh kaise rahen
ji machalta khamosh kaise rahen
tum se sharma ab aur kya kya kahen
tum se sharma ab aur kya kya kahen
haaye kya kya kahen
haaye zaalim
dil ke saare
dil ke saar afsaane bayaan ho gaye
jaao ji
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye

kis ne tum se kaha door hum se raho
kis ne tum se kaha door hum se raho
mere dil ki suno  apne dil ki kaho
mere dil ki suno  apne dil ki kaho
aji dil ki kaho
haaye qaatil
tum to khamoshiyon
tum to khamoshiyon ki zubaan ho gaye
jaao ji
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye

aaj allah kasam hum nahin hosh mein
aaj allah kasam hum nahin hosh mein
tum ko le lenge palkon ki aaghosh mein
tum ko le lenge palkon ki aaghosh mein
haaye aaghosh mein
haaye
aaj laila
aaj laila ki hum dastaan ho gaye
jaao ji
jaao ji
tum pe hum merbaan ho gaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाओ जी

जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए
प्यार मचला॰॰॰
प्यार मचला इरादे जवां हो गए
जाओ जी
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए

जी मचलता है खामोश कैसे रहें
जी मचलता है खामोश कैसे रहें
तुमसे शर्मा अब और क्या क्या कहें
तुमसे शर्मा अब और क्या क्या कहें
हाए क्या क्या कहें
हाए ज़ालिम
दिल के सारे
दिल के सारे फसाने ब्याँ हो गए
जाओ जी
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए

किसने तुमसे कहा दूर हमसे रहो
किसने तुमसे कहा दूर हमसे रहो
मेरे दिल की सुनो अपने दिल की कहो
मेरे दिल की सुनो अपने दिल की कहो
अजी दिल की कहो
हाए क़ातिल
तुम तो खामोशीयों
तुम तो खामोशीयों की ज़ुबाँ हो गए
जाओ जी
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए

आज अल्लाह कसम हम नहीं होश में
आज अल्लाह कसम हम नहीं होश में
तुमको ले लेंगे पलकों की आग़ोश में
तुमको ले लेंगे पलकों की आग़ोश में
हाए आग़ोश में
हह हाए
आज लैला
आज लैला की हम दास्ताँ हो गए
जाओ जी
जाओ जी
तुम पे हम मेरबाँ हो गए

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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 : 3496 Post No. : 14050

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 5
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/‘ऊ’/

‘ए’ – एक दिल हैं एक जान हैं

तुम मुझे यूं भुला ना पाओगे
जब कभी भी सुनोगे गीत मेरे
संग संग तुम भी गुनगुनाओगे॰ ॰ ॰

क्या सच ब्यान कर गए आप, रफी साब॰ ॰ ॰

Your voice, and your songs are so imprinted on the memory, that the mind sings along the verses, every time it hears any of your songs. These memories are now lifelong; they will not be deserted till the last breath.

Moving forward with the series of duets – I am skipping ‘ऊ’ because no duet song starting with this vowel is available. So I come to ‘ए’, as the starting letter for today’s song.

This song is from the 1976 film ‘Shaque’, a taut psychological thriller starring Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Utpal Dutt, Bindu, Durga Khote, Farida Jalal, Master Atul, Arvind Deshpande, Suhas Bhalekar, Satya Kumar Patil, VP Kaale, and AK Banerjee. The film is produced and directed by the husbsand-wife team of Aruna and Vikas, under their own banner – Avikam, Bombay. The five songs in this film are penned by Gulzar (four) and Hafiz (one), and the music direction is by Vasant Desai. This was the last film that Vasant Desai composed the music for, before his unfortunate demise in an unexpected and zany lift accident.

The film deals with a slinking doubt that creeps into the lives of a happily settled couple. Doubts, that go way back into the past, when the couple were less affluent, and a criminal event had happened at the workplace of the husband. The circumstances of the event eventually left the case open, as the guilt of any specific individual could not be established. Years later, that lack of closure becomes the source of doubt and distrust between the couple. The film is very down to earth and very sensibly handled by the director’s team.

This song is one of that rare category of songs that seems to be have been created and recorded as a complete song, but then are used partially in the film, plus they re not released in any other format. So the part of the song that is included on the film’s sound track is the only part that is available. Folks will recall the unlisted song of film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) – “Peechhe Peechhe Duniya Aage Aage Hum“, that got posted in July last year as a partial song which is available only on the film’s soundtrack. That is a similar example. Then in the 1987 film ‘Susman’, there are one or maybe two bhajans by Kabir, that play in the background, in many parts, throughout the film. They too are not available, other than from the film’s soundtrack. Another example that comes to mind is the complete ghazal “Dil Ka Bharosa To Nahin” from the 1961 film ‘Shama’ – that too is not available anywhere else other than the sound track only. I am sure there are many more such songs and partial songs sitting only in the film’s soundtrack waiting to be discovered.

The online link that is provided actually plays the song more than once. The actual length of the available snippet is just a tad over one minute. The uploader has created a longer piece by splicing and pasting together the available snippet multiple times.

Even this one minute snippet is a wonderful example of how Vasant Desai has taken the free metre verses penned by Gulzar and weaved them into a delectable song. Enjoy this minute long sojourn of beautiful sound.

Song – Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan (Shaque) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Vasant Desai

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aa haa
o ho
o ho
oo oo oo
oo oooo ooo oooo

ek dil hai
ek jaan hai
ek jaan e jaan
jaan e jaan miley jahaan
wahin mera jahaan
wo mera jahaan

kahaan
hmmm
kahaan

tum zara zameen pe rakh do
paaon ke nishaan
jhuk ke choom lega
us zameen ko aasmaan
tumhaare paaon ke nishaan

wo nishaan
hain kahaan

chhaaon chhaaon chal raha hai
dhoop ka dhuaan
aaa aaaaa aaaa aaaaa
dhuaan?
haan. . . dhuaan
chhaaon chhaaon chal raha hai
dhoop ka dhuaan
dhoondhta hua tumhaare paaon ke nishaan
aaaa aaaa aaaa
aa haa
ho ho
o ho
ho oo oo oo
ho oo ooo ooo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ
आ हा
ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओsss ओs ओsss

एक दिल है
एक जान है
एक जान ए जान
जान ए जान मिले जहां
वहीं मेरा जहान्
वो  मेरा जहान्

कहाँ
हम्मम
कहाँ

तुम ज़रा ज़मीन पे रख दो
पाँव के निशान
झुक के चूम लेगा
उस ज़मीन को आसमान
तुम्हारे पाँव के निशान

वो निशान
हैं कहाँ

छांव छांव चल रहा है
धूप का धुआँ
आss आssss आsss आssss
धुआँ?
हाँ॰॰॰ धुआँ
छांव छांव चल रहा है
धूप का धुआँ
ढूँढता हुआ तुम्हारे पाँव के निशान
आ आ आ
आ हा
हो हो
ओ हो
हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओss

 


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 : 3492 Post No. : 14029

Missing Films of 1960s – 56
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सुन के देखो तो पता चलता है । Outside of the big name films and their music, so much else was happening in the world of Hindi film music. And so much that became obscure and almost lost. And quite a bit of it is actually lost, at least for now. Listening to this melody, created by Prem Warburtani and Bulo C Rani, and rendered by Asha, one cannot but be convinced that there was a lot more going on in the Hindi film world, outside of the big name films and music. Yes, it is time to stop and smell not just the roses, but the other oh so beautiful flowers that are lost in the brush.

So yes, there is a film by the name ‘Jaadu’ in 1960s. At the mention of this name, the mind always goes back to “Laara Loo, Laara Loo” composed by Naushad Sb for the 1950 film of this name. But today, we are starting to explore this another film by the same name, released in 1966.

The film is produced under the banner of Fine Art Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by B Gupta. The cast of actors, as listed in the Geet Kosh is quite impressive, giving an impression of being a stunt / costume drama film – Ranjan, Chitra, Helen, Sundar, Randhir, Rajan Haksar, Shivraj, Habeeb, Pal Sharma, Jeevankala, BM Vyas, and Lakshmichaya etc.

The film has six songs which have been penned by four song writers – Naresh Pal, Prem Warburtani, Shadab, and Tabish Kanpuri. Today’s song is written by Prem Warburtani. The music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

So with this song, the 1966 ‘Jaadu’ makes its debut on our blog. An absolutely terrific song, that I had to post today. Just as the music starts, and the the voice of Asha ji comes on almost immediately with a short alaap, the heart suddenly knows that a wonderful song is following.

Listen, enjoy, and then let me know.

Song – Dhadhakte Huye Do Dilon Ki Kahaani  (Jaadu) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Warburtani, MD – Bulo C Rani

 

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa oo ho
ooo ooo ooo aa ha
la la la la laaa..aa..aaa

dhadakte huye do dilon ki kahaani
suni hai bahaaron
sitaaron ne mil ke
jawaani ke duniya ko mehka rahe hain
mohabbat ke gulshan mein do phool khil ke
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
dhadakte huye do dilon ki kahaani
suni hai bahaaron
sitaaron ne mil ke

gagan ke sitaaron ne
zameen ki bahaaron ne
tumhin ko pukaara
tunhim ko sadaa di
aaa aaa aaa oo oo
gagan ke sitaaron ne
zameen ki bahaaron ne
tumhin ko pukaara
tunhim ko sadaa di
jhoom uthi
dil ki khushi
aaj tumse mil ke
jawaani ki duniya ko mehka rahe hain
mohabbat ke gulshan mein do phool khil ke
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
dhadakte huye do dilon ki kahaani
suni hai bahaaron
sitaaron ne mil ke

tumhen aaj paa kar
tumhari kasam hai
meri zindagi mein bahaar aa gayi hai
ooo ooo ooo aaa aa aa
tumhen aaj paa kar
tumhari kasam hai
meri zindagi mein bahaar aa gayi hai
dil ki kali
aur khili
aaj tumse mil ke
jawaani ki duniya ko mehka rahe hain
mohabbat ke gulshan mein do phool khil ke
aaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaa
dhadakte huye do dilon ki kahaani
suni hai bahaaron
sitaaron ne mil ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ ओ हो
ओ ओ ओ आ हा
ला ला ला ला ला॰॰आ॰॰आ

धड़कते हुये दो दिलों की कहानी
सुनी है बहारों
सितारों ने मिल के
जवानी की दुनिया को महका रहे हैं
मोहब्बत के गुलशन में दो फूल खिल के
आss आsss आssss आsssss आsss
धड़कते हुये दो दिलों की कहानी
सुनी है बहारों
सितारों ने मिल के

गगन के सितारों ने
ज़मीन की बहारों ने
तुम्हीं को पुकारा
तुम्हीं को सदा दी
आs आs आs ओs ओs
गगन के सितारों ने
ज़मीन की बहारों ने
तुम्हीं को पुकारा
तुम्हीं को सदा दी
झूम उठी
दिल की खुशी
आज तुमसे मिल के
जवानी की दुनिया को महका रहे हैं
मोहब्बत के गुलशन में दो फूल खिल के
आss आsss आssss आsssss आsss
धड़कते हुये दो दिलों की कहानी
सुनी है बहारों
सितारों ने मिल के

तुम्हें आज पा कर
तुम्हारी क़सम है
मेरी ज़िंदगी में बहार आ गई है
ओs ओs ओs आss आs आs
तुम्हें आज पा कर
तुम्हारी क़सम है
मेरी ज़िंदगी में बहार आ गई है
दिल की कली
और खिली
आज तुमसे मिल के
जवानी की दुनिया को महका रहे हैं
मोहब्बत के गुलशन में दो फूल खिल के
आss आsss आssss आsssss आsss
धड़कते हुये दो दिलों की कहानी
सुनी है बहारों
सितारों ने मिल के


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 : 3485 Post No. : 13998

 

Piya Tune Kya Kiya Re, Tere Bin Laage Na Jiya” – this post in 2008 by Atul ji inspired me to sit through an otherwise serious (read boring) movie. In the post Atul ji had written 3 postscripts each after different stages of movie watching and getting more gyaan about the movie. There is nothing more to add about the movie if one reads that particular post.

We just have one more song left of this movie – the song which Deb Mukherjee sings in the voice of Kishore Kumar and Farida Jalal in Lata’s voice. The song comes close to the climax as Deb Mukherjee bids farewell to the doctor, nurses, ward boys (through the movie I didn’t see a single nurse or ward boy; they appear for this song), compounder and the other patients of the hospital. The song is supposed to inspire the patients that they will also recover from their illnesses. The patients have been depressed after Ashok Kumar dies in the hospital – not the doctor’s fault mind you, he didn’t obey the doctor.

The song also expresses Waheeda’s and Sunil Dutt’s feelings towards each other as they can’t sing and dance themselves. She is a widow and the mother of a child, who is being treated by the doctor (Sunil Dutt). Here I will also add that they were in love before Waheeda’s chacha (Gajanan Jagirdar) and chachi (Shyama) objected to their marriage as they belong to different castes. Waheeda gets married to some railway engineer; whose face is never shown and who dies in a freak railway accident.

The film is directed by Tapan Sinha for John Pictures, Bombay. The film has seven songs, all penned by Anand Bakshi. The music is given by SD Burman. The earlier posted songs of this film are,

 

Zindagi Ae Zindagi Tere Hain Do Roop 45 29-Aug-08
Piya Toone Kya Kiyaa 47 30-Aug-08
Mera Sab Kuchh Mere Geet Re 6131 25-Jun-12
Toone Hamen Kya Diyaa Ree Zindagi 12301 4-Aug-16
Teri Meri Meri Teri Zaat Kyaa Hai 13311 6-Jun-17
Kaun Sachcha Hai Kaun Jhoothha Hai 13992 30-Jan-2018

 

This is the ideal song to announce the Yippeee status of this film. ‘Zindagi Zindagi’ now joins the tribe of movies on our blog that has all its songs represented here.

Song – Khush Raho Saathiyo Tumhen Chhod Kar Hum Chale (Zindagi Zindagi) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman
Kishore Kumar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

khush raho saathiyo

khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
behte behte magar ye aaj aansoo tham chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
hanste hanste tumhari ankhen kar ke nam chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

aaaa
aaaaa
gayi re judaai aayi prem ki ratiaan
gayi re judaai
gayi re
gayi re judai aayi prem ki ratiaan
kisi aur ke mukhde pe thehre na akhiyaan
tere mukh pe saanwariya mere naina jam chale
he
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुश रहो साथियो

खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
बहते बहते मगर ये आज आँसू थम चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
हँसते हँसते तुम्हारी आँखें करके नम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

आ॰॰॰
आ॰॰॰
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
गई रे जुदाई
गई रे
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
किसी और के मुखड़े पे ठहरे ना अखियाँ
तेरे मुख पे साँवरिया मेरे नैना जम चले
हे
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले


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 : 3485 Post No. : 13996

Missing Films of 1960s – 54
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‘Mohabbat Aur Jung’ seems to be a rare and obscure film from 1967. The video of this song is available online, but not much information about the film is available. Existence of the video indicates that the film is in public domain. However, neither the film, nor any other song from this film is as yet uploaded.

The information in the Geet Kosh is also not complete. It identifies this as a stunt film, from the banner of Uppal Productions, Bombay. The list of actors, and the director’s name, both are not available. The uploader has indicated a list of names, viz., Radha Saluja, Ram Mohan, Helen, Shankar, purportedly to be a short list of actor names in this film. Film’s director is S Azim. The list of actors is Randhawa, Helen, Indira, Sunder, Ram Mohan, Sherry, Sujata Bakshi.
[Ed Note: The names of actors, and that of the director are provided by dear Sadanand ji, based on the information on the film poster. Thanks Sadanand ji.]

In terms of songs also, only two songs are listed in the Geet Kosh, with an indication that there are more. The lyricist is identified as Taj Bhopali and the music direction is by Iqbal Qureshi.

This song is sung by Krishna Kalle. I am not certain of the identity of the on screen performer. Is she a young Radha Saluja, a few years younger than what we see her as in ‘Doraaha’, her better known film from 1971. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please help to confirm or correct.
[Ed Note: As per information provided by our dear Prakash ji, the on screen performer is Sujata Bakshi. Thanks Prakash ji.]

The song is a ‘calling the beloved’ type of song, as the protagonist is frolicking in the woods and in the waters of a river, singing the words that beckon the beloved.

With this song, the film ‘Mohabbat Aur Jung’ makes a debut on our blog today.

Song – Samaa Khoobsurat Hai, Tumhaari Zaroorat Hai  (Mohabbat Aur Jung) (1967) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Taj Bhopali, MD – Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

samaa  khoobsurat hai
tumhaari zaroorat hai
bahaaron se poochhun main
bahaaron se poochhun main
ae mehboobi jaan e khoobi
sab kuchh hai
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
samaa  khoobsurat hai
tumhaari zaroorat hai

aaj to mujhko hosh nahin hai
zulf kahin aanchal bhi kahin hai
main bhi haseen hoon
dil bhi haseen hai
ye duniya khwaabon ki zameen hai
ae mehboobi jaan e khoobi
sab kuchh hai
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
samaa  khoobsurat hai
tumhaari zaroorat hai

maujon ka paighaam hai aa ja
jalwa jalwa jaam hain aa ja
rangeen rangeen shaam hai aa ja
tujh se zara sa kaam hai aa ja
ae mehboobi jaan e khoobi
sab kuchh hai
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
samaa  khoobsurat hai
tumhaari zaroorat hai
bahaaron se poochhun main
bahaaron se poochhun main
ae mehboobi jaan e khoobi
sab kuchh hai
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
tu kahaan
samaa  khoobsurat hai
tumhaari zaroorat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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समां खूबसूरत है
तुम्हारी ज़रूरत है
बहारों से पूछूं मैं
बहारों से पूछूं मैं
ए महबूबी जान ए खूबी
सब कुछ है
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
समां खूबसूरत है
तुम्हारी ज़रूरत है

आज तो मुझको होश नहीं है
जुल्फ कहीं आँचल भी कहीं है
मैं भी हसीं हूँ
दिल भी हसीं है
ये दुनिया ख्वाबों की ज़मीं है
ए महबूबी जान ए खूबी
सब कुछ है
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
समां खूबसूरत है
तुम्हारी ज़रूरत है

मौजों का पैगाम है आ जा
जलवा जलवा जाम है आ जा
रंगीं रंगीं शाम है आ जा
तुझ से ज़रा सा काम है आ जा
ए महबूबी जान ए खूबी
सब कुछ है
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
समां खूबसूरत है
तुम्हारी ज़रूरत है
बहारों से पूछूं मैं
बहारों से पूछूं मैं
ए महबूबी जान ए खूबी
सब कुछ है
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
तू कहाँ
समां खूबसूरत है
तुम्हारी ज़रूरत 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 : 3481 Post No. : 13986

 

Today, is 28th January – a living legend of Hindi film music turns 81. Yes, its Suman Kalyanpur’s birthday.

Greetings and best wishes to her, for many more such celebrations to come. We wish her good health, happiness and peace.

A voice that has been regaling the listeners, especially the kind that have been hooked on to Hindi film music, listening to the radio services from AIR and Redio Ceylon.

The song I bring to you today, is this very endearing voice, singing a wonderful melody from the 1964 film ‘Krishnavtaar’ . The film is produced under the banner of Kashi Film Corporation, Bombay, and is directed by S Dosaani. The list of actors includes Shyam, Lakshmi Chhaaya, Sujata, Bhagwan, Sabina, Sadhna Khote, Prem Sagar, Jagdish Kanwal, Ajay and Radheyshyam etc. The nine songs of this film are shared between two song writers – four written by Anjaan and five written by Yogesh. This song is by Anjaan. The wonderful musical compositions of this film are prepared by Suresh Kumar.

The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. She has lent her voice to as many as 6 songs out of nine in this film, four of which are solo songs. This is the second solo by her to be showcased here.

A wonderful rendition, that tells about a celebration of the heart. A celebration that is today.

Many happy returns of the day.

 

Song – Aaj Magan Mann Mayur Mora  (Krishnavtaar) (1964) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Suresh Kumar

Lyrics

aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
chanchal pag ki bairan paayal
chhunn chhannan chhum baaje kyon baaje
aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
aa..aaj

kyon bikhren kajraari alken
sharmaayen kyon bojhal palken
kyon bikhren kajraari alken
sharmaayen kyon bojhal palken
kajra kyon chhalke
achraa kyon dhalke
haaye mujhko kya ho gaya..aa..aa..aa
aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
aa..aaj

kaun hiya mein madhu ras ghole
pag paagal kyon dagmag doley
kaun hiya mein madhu ras ghole
pag paagal kyon dagmag doley
gajra kyon mehke
tan mann kyon behke
ye kya hai jaadu naya..aa..aa..aa
aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
chanchal pag ki bairan paayal
chhunn chhannan chhum baaje kyon baaje
aaj magan mann mayur mora
thirak thirak naache naache kyon naache
aa..aaj

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
चंचल पग की बैरन पायल
छुन्न छन्नन छुम बाजे क्यों बाजे
आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
आ॰॰आज

क्यों बिखरें कजरारी अलकें
शर्माएं क्यों बोझल पलकें
क्यों बिखरें कजरारी अलकें
शर्माएं क्यों बोझल पलकें
कजरा क्यों छलके
अचरा क्यों ढलके
हाए मुझको क्या हो गया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
आ॰॰आज

कौन हिया में मधु रस घोले
पग पागल क्यों डगमग डोले
कौन हिया में मधु रस घोले
पग पागल क्यों डगमग डोले
गजरा क्यों महके
तन मन क्यों बहके
ये क्या है जादू नया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
चंचल पग की बैरन पायल
छुन्न छन्नन छुम बाजे क्यों बाजे
आज मगन मन मयूर मोरा
थिरक थिरक नाचे नाचे क्यों नाचे
आ॰॰आज


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 : 3458 Post No. : 13879

Missing Films of 1960s – 39
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What luck, I must have missed this song in my online searches earlier when I was looking for songs of missing films from 1964. When I located this song couple of days back, I realize it has been sitting here for almost five years. What luck.

And what a wonderful melodious song this one is. और कैसे कैसे कहूँ – the more obscure the film, the higher probability that we will find some really great songs. I was completely bowled over by this song when I was able to locate it and then listened to it. The song has been uploaded by our dear friend Parag Sankla.

This is a stunt film that was produced in 1964 under the banner of Padma Productions, Bombay. Name of the director is given simply as Jal. The star cast is familiar for such films of that era – Azaad, Chitra, Heeralal, Krishna Kumari, Kamal Kapoor, Shaam Kumar, Heera Sawant, Sheikh, Maruti, Fazlu, and then a lot more names that are not very familiar – Gani, Nihal, Renu, Meena, Master Dillu, Nayar, K Murti, Buniyad Ali Sultan, Gopal, and Raghunath.

Geet Kosh lists 7 songs for this film. As per the listings, only 4 songs appear to have been released on gramophone records, and three may be lost, unless the film itself is traced. Names of two music directors are listed – Manoharlal and S Kishan. Manoharlal is possibly Manoharlal Khanna, whom we know more as a lyricist, although his name also appears as a music director in a few films. The specific MD name against individual songs is not given so I propose we use the MD name as ‘Mahoharlal, S Kishan’.

Coming to lyricists, once again two names are listed – Akhtar Romani and Farad. And once again, the specific name against individual songs is not listed, so it is not possible to identify the writer of this song.

Singing voices are of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. Both have sung their lines with zest and fun. A wonderful song for light mood and fun.

So this film makes a debut on our blog today. At least four songs of this film are available, so we should be seeing more of them here.

Song – O Mr Johnny Mizaaz Kaisa Hai  (Tarzan Aur Captain Kishire) (1964) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Manoharlal, S Kishan

Lyrics

o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai

o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

ye mota
ye kaala
ye nero hai
ye gora
ye chitta
ye hero hai
ye mota
ye kaala
ye nero hai
ye gora
ye chitta
ye hero hai
pehne ye suit
aur maare saloot
waise to bole tu zero hai
o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
arre tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

yahi to
ji madam
nainitaal hai
yahi to
ji london
ka football hai
yahi to
ji madam
nainitaal hai
yahi to
ji london
ka football hai
ye reoketum
maare beauty ka bumb
dekhe to koi kya chaal hai
o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai
o mister johnny. . .

o lady
o beauty
tu chal tham ke
o baby
o sweetie
zara dum le
o lady
o beauty
tu chal tham ke
o baby
o sweetie
zara dum le
jaanu main jaan
kya hai tera khyaal
baaten na kar aisi hum se
arre o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
arre tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai
o mister johnny. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है

ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

ये मोटा
ये काला
ये नीरो है
ये गोरा
ये चिट्टा
ये हीरो है
ये मोटा
ये काला
ये नीरो है
ये गोरा
ये चिट्टा
ये हीरो है
पहने ये सूट
और मारे सलूट
वैसे तो बोले तू ज़ीरो है
ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
अरे तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

यही तो
जी मैडम
नैनीताल है
यही तो
जी लंडन
का फुटबॉल है
यही तो
जी मैडम
नैनीताल है
यही तो
जी लंडन
का फुटबॉल है
ये रॉकेटम्
मारे ब्यूटी का बम
देखे तो कोई क्या चाल है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी॰॰॰

ओ लेडी
ओ ब्यूटी
तू चल थम के
ओ बेबी
ओ स्वीटी
ज़रा दम ले
ओ लेडी
ओ ब्यूटी
तू चल थम के
ओ बेबी
ओ स्वीटी
ज़रा दम ले
जानूँ मैं जान
क्या है तेरा ख्याल
बातें ना कर ऐसी हमसे
अरे ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
अरे तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी॰॰॰


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 : 3458 Post No. : 13872

Missing Films of 1960s – 38
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Just take a quick look at the still visual of the video panel below. I am so sure you will recognize this enchanting young face. Yes, it is Tabassum, way back from 1966. And that is not the only captivating thing about this song.

The debut film of today is ‘Zimbo Finds A Son’. In the long tradition of ‘Zambo / Zimbo’ films, this is the 1966 version. This film comes from the house of Basant Pictures. Regulars will be familiar that Basant Pictures is part of Wadia group. The famous Nadia and the erstwhile he-man John Cawas were the regular stars of the stunt films produced by Basant Pictures.

The film is directed by John Cawas. The star cast is led by Azaad and Tabassum, and it includes Sherry, Sundar, Dalpat, Raj Malik, Yunus, Pedro, Bismillah, Korega, Yadav, Samson, Ismail, Muhammad, Indira, Prince Arjun, Master Sachin, Mitthu Mian, Babu, Rani etc.

HFGK lists 5 songs for this film. All the songs are penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music is composed by the duo of Sapan Jagmohan. The availability of songs of this film is not an issue. All the five songs are quite available in audio, as well as in video format, as the original print of the filmi is very much available. Yes, Basant Pictures is a production house that has taken good care of their films.

When I heard the songs of this film in preparation for this post, I am hard put to select. All songs are quite wonderful and deserve better popularity. Today’s song is one such lilting loveable song – the singer is Asha Bhosle. The rendering is so zestful and so full of life. The words, the pace of the composition, the cheerful rendering – all come together so well. And they make the listener feel inside, the happiness that is being expressed by this song.

On screen, the song is performed by a very young, perky, sprightly and playful Tabassum. Her performance has so neatly captured the intent and the essence of the song. We also see Azaad in the clip, and we see a young boy, whose full face does not come in view of the camera. The list of actors includes the name of Master Sachin. It is possible this child actor can be Master Sachin, but I need confirmation help from other knowledgeable readers.

To mention – the list of Zimbo / Zambo films reads as follows

  1. Zambo, The Ape Man from 1937
  2. Zambo Ka Beta from 1939
  3. Zimbo from 1958
  4. Zimbo Ki Beti from 1959
  5. Zimbo Shehar Mein from 1960
  6. And this one – Zimbo Finds A Son, from 1966

Listen to this playful and energetic song that simply is oozing with happiness. And wonder, where have all these songs been, for so long a time.

Song – Gun Gun Gaaun Hawaa Mein Lehraaun  (Zimbo Finds A Son) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan

hansta hua chaand mujhko mila
daaman mein ek phool aisa khila
hansta hua chaand mujhko mila
daaman mein ak phool aisa khila
hai jis mein bahaaron ki jaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan

rangon mein doobe nazaare hanse
kaliyon ke chanchal ishaare hanse
rangon mein doobe nazaare hanse
kaliyon ke chanchal ishaare hanse
mehakne laga hai samaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan

sapnon ki rimjhim mein naache hai mann
khiushiyon ki lehron pe thirke badan
sapnon ki rimjhim mein naache hai mann
khiushiyon ki lehron pe thirke badan
mili dhadkanon ko zubaa..aa..aan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan
kaare kaare badra
baney hain mora kajra
hain jaagi jaagi aankhon mein sapne jawaan
gun gun gaaun
hawaa mein lehraaun
main udi udi jaaun na jaane kahaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ

हँसता हुआ चाँद मुझको मिला
दामन में एक फूल ऐसा खिला
हँसता हुआ चाँद मुझको मिला
दामन में एक फूल ऐसा खिला
है जिसमें बहारों की जा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां

रंगों में डूबे नज़ारे हँसे
कलियों के चंचल इशारे हँसे
रंगों में डूबे नज़ारे हँसे
कलियों के चंचल इशारे हँसे
महकने लगा है समा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां

सपनों की रिमझिम में नाचे है मन
खुशियों की रहरों पे थिरके बदन
सपनों की रिमझिम में नाचे है मन
खुशियों की रहरों पे थिरके बदन
मिली धड़कनों को ज़ुबा॰॰आ॰॰आं
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ
कारे कारे बदरा
बने हैं मोरा कजरा
हैं जागी जागी आँखों में सपने जवां
गुन गुन गाउँ
हवा में लहराऊँ
मैं उड़ी उड़ी जाऊँ ना जाने कहाँ


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is from a comparatively new film ‘Lagaan’ (2001). The song,written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman, is sung by 5 singers, viz. Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh and Udit Narayan. Why do I feel some readers are smiling after reading my above sentence calling ‘Lagaan’ as a new film ? As compared to what my forte has been so far (old films from 1930s to 1970), ‘Lagaan’ IS a comparatively new film. . . at least for me !

I have always believed that there are no boundaries for good films and good music. Fortunately, even today, we still get occasional good films. Of course everybody’s views may be different on this issue. I found that today, the films have better technical values, a bigger canvas and they try to cater to the Indian as well as non Indian audience, since nowadays most big budget films are shown outside India, where they are in big demand.

I am a great fan of Aamir Khan – the Actor. As a person, I don’t like his views, quotes and antics, but I respect his dedication to the roles he does in his films. Despite so many years, he has retained his quality of acting, involvement and his urge to excel and be a different actor. That is why, probably, he chooses to do fewer films than his other contemporaries. May be he believes that “Quantity is always at the cost of quality” !

When Ashutosh Govarikar, the director of ‘Lagaan’, first wrote the film script of ‘Lagaan’, he had decided that only Aamir khan is fit to do the role of Bhuvan. However, after hearing the script, Aamir Khan flatly refused to do the film. He told Ashutosh, “You have broken every rule of Hindi film making in this script (there are 5 such rules). There is a great risk in the film. Dont count me in this “.

Undeterred, Ashutosh made another draft, along with some dialogues. It took him one year. Then he contacted Aamir again, “I have a fresh script”. Aamir was ready to listen, but he asked “I hope it is not the same one having cricket and lagaan ?”  Ashutosh confirmed it was the same. Aamir said, “Then I don’t want to waste 3 hours of mine and yours. Forget it.” When Ashutosh insisted as a friend, Aamir gave him time. . . after one month.

After hearing the revised script, Aamir seemed excited and said, “Yes, I will do this film.”  Then the question came about producer. They went to many producers, but none was ready to do this film. One producer suggested, “In the end show that Bhuvan stabs Captain Russel with a stump, after the match.”  Ashutosh left his place without even responding. Finally they decided that the film has to be produced by Aamir himself. Aamir floated a company – Aamir Khan Productions Pvt Ltd. He and Mansoor Khan produced the film. This was probably the first time when a production company was formed for a script. Normally first the company is formed and the script comes later.

Some critics tried to claim that the ‘Lagaan’ theme is a copy or inspired from ‘Naya Daur’ (1957). Like Shankar in ‘Naya Daur’, Bhuvan also accepts the challenge inspite of villagers’ opposition. Like Rajni,  Gauri supports Bhuvan. Ajit, the one sided lover of Rajni, becomes hero’s enemy in ‘Naya Daur’. In ‘Lagaan’, Yashpal Sharma (Lakha) loves Gauri and becomes Bhuvan’s enemy etc. They showed the film to BR Chopra. He was terribly impressed and immediately wrote a letter to them. He said “In ‘Naya Daur’ the theme was ‘Man v/s Machine’. In your film the theme is ‘Man v/s the Oppressor”. It is totally different, no similarity at all. It is an independent excellent story.”

Ashutosh was very clear in his approach. The film was NOT on cricket. It was on an unjustified taxation and the villagers’ fight against it. ‘Fight for survival’ was the principle here. Villagers were unhappy as there were no rains and then this double Lagaan (taxation) came. The film showed how people get ready to fight the injustice. Even in the advertisements of the film, cricket was never mentioned initially.

The film created records in India as well as abroad. Whenever the film was shown in any International Film Festival and to the Oscar dignitaries, distributors used to throng for rights. The film was dubbed in French and Italian. It became the first Hindi film to be shown in Sweden, Finland and Brazil. The population in those countries did not even know what was the game of cricket. What appealed to them was the villager’s fight against injustice. In few countries just before the film. the general rules of cricket were shown to the audience.

The cast of the film is Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Suhasini Mulay, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raghuveer Yadav, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne etc. Before the film was released anywhere, it was first shown to people of Bhuj, where it was shot, as per Aamir’s promise. It was released in United Kingdom, China, Italy, France, USA, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Hong kong, the middle east and many other countries. In India, it was released on 15-6-2001, along with its premiere in UK. With a budget of Rs 250 million, it grossed 700  million rupees in its first week itself.

I liked this movie very much, like many other Aamir Khan films. I am not giving its story which is too well known. it was given by our own Nahm ji when she discussed its first song on this blog some time back. By coincidence, Peevesie’s Dad ji posted the second song of this film, coinciding with our young member and his daughter Peevesie’s birthday on Saturday, the 23rd December. Today’s song is the 3rd song from the film. The film has 7 songs and one dance instrumental piece. All songs are written by Javed Akhtar and composed by AR Rahman.

The situation of this song, which is a song from film’s opening scenes, is that villagers are worried as there are no rains for a long time. Suddenly, dark black clouds gather over the skies, making them feel that rains will come anytime now. They start celebrations and sing this song. But Alas ! the black clouds disappear as suddenly as they had come and gloom spreads over the village again. Just watch the feelings on the faces of the villagers before and after the cloud entry and exit. Enjoyable song. . . and the film !

(Note: Thanks to an adapted article by late Abhijit Desai about ‘Lagaan’. )

 


Song – Ghanan Ghanan Ghir Ghir Aaye Badra (Lagaan) (2001) Singers – Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhvinder Singh, Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rahman
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics 

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan
ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan

ghan ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

megha chhaaye
barkhaa laaye
ghir ghir aaye
ghir ke aaye..ey..ey..ey..ey. . .
kahin mann machal machal
na yun chal sambhal sambhal
gaye din badal
tu ghar se nikal
barasne waala hai amrit jal..ll..ll. . .
duvidha ke din beet gaye
bhaiyyaa malhaar sunaao

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

ras agar barsega
kaun phir tarsega
koyaliya gaayegi baithi munderon par
jo panchhi gaayenge
naye din aayenge
ujaale muskura denge andheron par
prem ki barkha mein
bheege bheege tan mann
dharti pe dekhenge paani ka darpan
jaiyo tum jahaan jahaan
dekhiyo wahaan wahaan
yehi ik samaa
ke dharti yahaan
ho pehne saat rangon ki chunariyaa..aa..aa. . .

ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho bijuriya chamke
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa
mann
mann dhadkaaye badarwaa. . .

pedon par jhoole daalo
aur oonchi paing badhaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao

hey..ey.ey hey ey
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ho oo oo oo ooooo

aai hai rut matwaali
bichhaane hariyaali
ye apne sang mein laayi hai saawan ko
ye bijuri ki paayal
ye baadal ka aanchal
sajaane laayi hai dharti ki dulhan ko
daali daali pehnegi phoolon ke kangan
sukh ab barsega aangan aangan..nn..nn
khilegi ab kali kali
hansegi ab gali gali
hawa jo chali
to rut lagi bhali
jalaa de jo tan mann wo dhoop dhali

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

kaale megha kaale megha
paani to barsaao
paani to barsaao
bijuri ki talwaar nahin
boondon ke baan chalaao
boondon ke baan chalaao
ghanan ghanan ghir ghir aaye badraa
ghan ghanghor kaare chhaaye badraa
dhamak dhamak goonje badraa ke danke
chamak chamak dekho. . .

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

ghanan ghanan ghan
ghanan ghanan ghan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

मेघा छाए
बरखा लाये
घिर घिर आए
घिर के आये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰॰
कहीं मन मचल मचल
ना यूं चल संभल संभल
गए दिन बदल
तू घर से निकल
बरसने वाला है अमृत जल॰॰ल्ल॰॰ल्ल॰॰॰
दुविधा के दिन बीत गए
भईय्या मल्हार सुनाओ

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

रस अगर बरसेगा
कौन फिर तरसेगा
कोयलिया गाएगी बैठी मुँडेरों पर
जो पंछी गाएँगे
नए दिन आएंगे
उजाले मुस्कुरा देंगे अँधेरों पर
प्रेम की बरखा में
भीगे भीगे तन मन
धरती पे देखेंगे पानी का दर्पण
जइयो तुम जहां जहां
देखियों वहाँ वहाँ
यही इक समा
के धरती यहाँ
हो पहने सात रंगों की चुनरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰॰

घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो बिजुरिया चमके
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन धड़काये बदरवा
मन
मन धड़काये बदरवा॰॰॰

पेड़ों पर झूले डालो
और ऊंची पेंग बढ़ाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए हे ए
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
हो ओ ओ ओ ओsss

आई है रूत मतवाली
बिछाने हरियाली
ये अपने संग में लाई है सावन को
ये बिजुरी की पायल
ये बादल का आँचल
सजाने लाई है धरती की दुल्हन को
डाली डाली पहनेगी फूलों के कंगन
सुख अब बरसेगा आँगन आँगन॰॰न्न॰॰न्न
खिलगे अब कली कली
हँसेगी अब गली गली
हवा जो चली
तो रुत लगी भली
जला दे जो तन मन वो धूप ढली

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

काले मेघा काले मेघा
पानी तो बरसाओ
पानी तो बरसाओ
बिजुरी की तलवार नहीं
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
बूंदों के बाण चलाओ
घनन घनन घिर घिर आए बदरा
घन घनघोर कारे छाए बदरा
धमक धमक गूँजे बदरा के डंके
चमक चमक देखो॰ ॰ ॰

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन

घन घनन घनन
घन घनन घनन


This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today is a very special day for all HFM lovers. It is the birth anniversary of one of the most beloved of artistes, and one of the greatest and most respected. I am, of course, talking about the one and only Rafi Saab.

Had he been alive today, he would have completed 93 years. But as fate would have it, he left us in 1980 itself, when he was barely 55. One does not have control over these matters – one can only have fond memories of the person concerned, and enjoy the rich legacy that he or she has left behind.

And WHAT A LEGACY Rafisaab has left behind!

There’s not a single day that his songs are not aired on the Indian radio channels. And I am not talking about just the odd song – we are talking about the chance that every programme (not deliberately exclusionary) that has songs up to 1980 having at least one Rafisaab song. He was just so prolific and his songs just so popular.

There’s also not a single day that I do not sing (to myself only, of course 🙂 ) a Rafisaab song. I sing a lot sub-consciously, it is second nature to me (although it might be an irritant to others). And often the song is a Rafi Saab song. It could be a sad song or a happy song, a bhajan or a qawwali, one of his early songs (like “Yahaan Badla Wafaa Ka. . .”) or one of his 1970s songs (like “Main Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon”- one of my favourites from his later years).  But whatever it is, a Rafi Saab song always seems to be on my lips.

Just like Rafisaab is always in my heart.

Which is why I am writing this hurried tribute to him on this occasion. It is hurried because I am already late on this and am writing this post on the day, instead of at least a day earlier, allowing Atul or Sudhirji some time to process it. I hope they are still able to post it on Rafi Saab’s anniversary. If not, a day later is ok too.

It is also hurried because I have suddenly a lot of family-related demands on my time. This has been the situation for more than a month now – there has been a wedding in the family, a lot of work to be done for it, a whole lot of visitors/family arriving to attend, some illnesses in the family, Christmas time (always busier than usual because of family visiting anyway), etc. Due to all this, I have been very limited in my social activities of late. I’ve hardly visited the blog (a lot of catching up to do!), hardly been on other social media either. Family has taken precedence over everything else.

In spite of all this, I was hoping to be able to come up with a Rafi Saab post in time. Whether I miss other occasions or not, I almost always try to write a post, however short, on Rafi Saab’s birth and death anniversaries. But even that has not happened. One big reason is that I’m going to bed very early nowadays. I sleep by 10.30 pm or so – earlier I would sleep after midnight! That extra hour or two in the night would be peaceful – it would give me time for social media, writing and catching up on posts. During the daytime, there’s little chance of being able to concentrate on anything, with lots of people around. 🙂

But I digress – this post isn’t about me, it’s about Rafi Saab. So back on topic. (I still haven’t lost the habit of digressing, have I? 🙂 ). So here I am – with this hurried post. It might not be 2000 words long (do I hear a sigh of relief?), but it is a tribute to Rafi Saab straight from the heart.

After all, Rafi Saab’s songs went straight to the heart, didn’t they? He sang every song, sad or happy, with such love and dedication that you could sense he gave it his best. Not all songs were successful commercially (and that’s natural when you’ve sung so many thousands) but you could rarely fault Rafi Saab for this. And his dedication was the same, whether he was singing for a big composer or a small composer. In that respect, Rafi Saab was a true professional, who did full justice to his art. In fact, Rafisaab worshipped it. It was his humility that always made him refer to his divine voice as a gift from above. He used to point upwards whenever someone complimented him on a song.

I’ve written often enough about how I became a Rafi Saab fan in an era when he was considered to be “down and out” – an era when Kishore Kumar reigned. The early 70s. I am a huge fan of Kishore Kumar too – there’s no contradiction here at all. When you truly love music, you just soak in all the great music that is out there, and be thankful for it.  At least I, for one, don’t like to pit one artiste against another. Once I became a Rafi Saab fan, I listened to his songs more intently – and realized how pure his voice is. Truly divine.

The other thing that makes Rafisaab very special for me is the PERSON he was. It is very easy for a person successful in his field to let this success get to his head. There are many examples of this. But to remain level-headed, and not just that, but also to be humble and big-hearted enough to help others to achieve success too, is a rare quality.

Rafi Saab is highly respected, not just in the industry, but by millions outside it, for this quality. Stories abound of how big-hearted he was. Even at the height of his success, he would sing for absolutely new composers – that too for a token amount. There are many such stories about him. His humility, no airs, always there to help anyone in need. He was far more than “just another great artist” in the industry.

How can you then NOT respect such a person, or hold him in special regard? So for me, Rafisaab is a very very very special person. As many say in interviews about him “Rafi Saab Khuda ke bande the”. God does not seem to make them like him anymore.

So, the 24th of December 1924, when he was born will always be a special day for me. And every year, the 24th of December is a date we should all remember and celebrate. Christmas is a day later, but for us HFM lovers, celebrations start a day earlier.

Now onto the song for today.

Despite time constraints, I spent a lot of time looking for a suitable Rafi Saab song last evening. I found a wonderful short and sweet, song which I was all set to post – but then realized it has already been posted. (A song from the film ‘Saaranga’ (1960) – I left a comment on the song on the blog). Anyway, during the search process, I happened to hear this song for the first time yesterday. I quite liked it – it’s a cheerful, positive song, and fit for a celebration.

The song is from the film ‘Wanted’ of 1961. I haven’t seen the film, but since it is directed by NA Ansari, it’s probably a fun film, worth watching. 🙂 . This song is picturised on Vijay Kumar (brother of Johnny Walker) and Saeeda Khan. (I remember Vijay Kumar from ‘Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya’ (1963), opposite Waheeda Rehman, lip-synching to the lovely “Zara Sun Haseena e Naazneen”.) I think I recognize Bela Bose amongst the other dancers. The lyricist-composer duo is Shakeel Badayuni and Ravi. It is a pleasant song that I took an instant liking to. I hope you like it too.


Song – Aayi Zindagi Ki Raat Chhodo Kal Pe Kal Ki Baat (Wanted) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Ravi
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
hoo oo oo oo oo
kadam kadam pe shokhiyaan
nazar nazar hijaab hai
nayi nayi umang hai
naya naya shabaab hai
aaj husn ishq ka hai kya haseen saath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

aayi zindagi ki raat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa)

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho

adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
aa aa aa aa aa
adaa adaa mein mastiyaan
tarang ang ang mein
range hue hain dil sabhi
mohabbaton ke rang mein
bekhudi ke haath mein hai zindagi ka haath
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke

aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
aayi zindagi ki raat
chhodo kal pe kal ki baat
naacho jhoom jhoom ke
ho naacho jhoom jhoom ke
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कदम कदम पे शोखियाँ
नज़र नज़र हिजाब है
नई नई उमंग है
नया नया शबाब है
आज हुस्न इश्क़ है क्या हसीन साथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
(आ आ आ आ आ)
नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
(आ आ आ आ आ)

अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
आ आ आ आ आ
अदा अदा में मस्तियाँ
तरंग अंग अंग में
रंगे हुए हैं दिल सभी
मोहब्बतों के रंग में
बेखुदी के हाथ में है ज़िंदगी का हाथ
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के

आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के
आई ज़िंदगी की रात
छोड़ो कल पे कल की बात
नाचो झूम झूम के
हो नाचो झूम झूम के


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