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

Blog Day :

5011 Post No. : 16914

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 12
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Welcome all to today’s post which covers a song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Chhoti Bahu’.

This song, as mentioned above, is picturised on actor Junior Mehmood.

My earlier post in this series, shared on 28.07.2021 ‘final post’ was described as the final song in the series. However, we are now adding this song to the series. One more song wil be covered in future in this series. These additional songs were discovered after my previous post, supposedly the last post of the series, had appeared here.

Today’s song is from “Chhoti Bahu”(1971). Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakash ji. He also sent the lyrics for another song of the movie (the last remaining one fro the movie). So, we can expect this movie to finish its run on the ‘blog’ and joining the ‘Yippeee-land’ soon 😊

“Chhoti Bahu-1971” was directed by K. B. Tilak for ‘Delux Productions, Bombay’. M.V. Rajan was the associate director of this movie.

It was produced by Darius Gotla and Seeroo Daryani.

It had Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, I.S. Johar, Master Sooraj, Junior Mehmood, Tarun Bose, Shivraj, Jairaj, Satyan Kumar, Radhika Rani, Irshad Panjtan, Chandrima Bhaduri, Master Ratan, Babalal, Rashid (Jackpot), Rangnath Yadav, C.N. Reddi, Chamki, V. Jhulan Babu, Madhumati, Jayshree T., and others.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie was written by Vishwamitra Adil.

Editing of this movie was done by Venkateshwar Rao.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.05.1971.

‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ had six songs written by Indeevar (four songs), Kafi Azmi (one song) and Uddhav Kumar (one song).
Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Here is the list of songs this movie had with details of the Singers, Lyricists and date of songs already posted on the blog.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Koyal boli daali se Usha Mangeshkar Indeevar 09.12.2019
02 Dulhaniya bataa de ree Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna, chorus Uddhav Kumar 24.11.2011
03 Hey re kanhaiyya, kisko kahega tu maiyya Kishore Kumar Indeevar 27.10.2008
04 Ye raat hai pyaasi pyaasi Mohd Rafi Kaifi Afzmi 13.04.2011
05 O motumal, maal akele akele… Hemlata, Chorus Indeevar Being presented today
06 O maa meri maa tujhko dekhna hai Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar

It can be seen from the above table that four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the penultimate song of ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ to appear on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Hemlata.Junior Mehmood lip-syncs the song on screen. Satyen Kappu and Baby Sarika (Master Sooraj) are also visible in the picturisation. The kid, playing the spoilt son of Raja sahab is Master Ratan (I guess).

Junior Mehmood plays ‘Robinhood’ for his ‘children gang’ and tries to advice Raja Saab’s son, his Munshi (Satyen Kappu) and another accomplice not to hoard the stock of eatables (in this case fruits 😊). Junior Mehmood is seen performing in his characteristic style as was his wont in those years.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. Lyrics for this song are written by Indeevar and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video


Song-Arre ghar ko mat godaam bana (Chhoti Bahu)(1971) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Satyen Kappu

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

o motumal
maal akeley akeley jo khaayega
kalejaa kat jaayegaa
soch le o seth teraa pet phat jaayegaa

arrey ghar ko mat godaam banaanaa
samjhey ae ae
arrey ghar ko mat godaam banaanaa
tu na akeley akeley khaanaa
auron kaa haque chheen chheen
tablaa baajegaa
tablaa baajegaa
dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tabla baajegaa ..aaaa

chup …
chhotaa munh aur baat badi

chhotaa munh aur baat badi
baat badi kehni hi padi
bura na maano yaarr…

jo ghar ko godaam banaaye
woh to hai gaddaar
arrey woh to hai gaddaar
jamaa na kar utnaa le ley
tujhe jitnaa ho darkaar
tujhe jitnaa ho darkaar
daulat ko tu qaid na karnaa
tu apni hi jeb na bharna
auron ka haque chheen chheen
tablaa baajegaa ..aaa..aaa
tablaa baajegaa
dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tabla baajegaa ..aaaa

raja saab se kahoonga to
bhookhe mar jaaoge
saaraa gaaon bhookhaa mar jaayegaa

bhookh bhagaawat kar degi
arrey teri hajaamat kar degi

jo kuchh hai woh sabkaa hai
kyon ek karey adhikaar
kyon ek karey adhikaar
arrey maalik bann kar baithh gayaa kyon
tu hai pehredaar
arrey tu hai pehredaar
kaamchor ko sirf bhookh se
mar jaane ka haque hai
mar jaane ka haque hai
jo mehnat kartaa hai usko hi
khaane ka haque hai
uss ko hi khaane ka haque hai
jantaa ko kamzor na tu ginn
aane waalaa hai aisaa din
maaregi jantaa been been
tablaa baajegaa ..aaa..aaa
tablaa baajegaa dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tablaa baajegaa

dekho yaaron laalach dekar
koyi tod na daaley
alag alag phuslaakar hamko
phoot se phod na daaley

mehnat koyi aur karey
koyi aur hadap le jaaye
koyi aur hadap le jaaye
dekho cheentiyaan bill jo banaayein
saanp ka bill kehlaaye
arrey saanp ka bill kehlaaye
saari cheentiyaan chimat jaayein to
saanp ko zindaa khaa jaayein
saanp ko zindaa khaa jaayein
arrey kyon na yaaron hum sab milkar
zaalim se takraa jaayein
zaalim se takraa jaayein
koyi hamein chhotaa na maaney
koyi hamein moorakh na jaaney
maarenge hum been been
tablaa bajney do o o o

aahhaaa hhaaa haa
tablaa bajney do dheen dheen
maaro zaalim ko been been
tablaa bajne do o o
maaro zaalim ko o o o
tablaa bajne do o o
maaro zaalim ko o


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 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 : 4991 Post No. : 16884 Movie Count : 4589

Hullo Atuldom

A very very Happy Holi to all the followers of this wonderful blog. May there be lots of ‘rang and umang’ all around.

I have been following this blog for 13 years i.e. from March 2009. The head-over-heels involvement began almost instantly. I see that 66 songs, connected with this colourful festival, have been posted in all these years. I find a few songs showcasing the festival have been posted on ‘non-holi’ days too. So that must indicate that we will not have sufficient songs in coming years to post on festival days. But that is not so.

The film industry has been in existence since 1912/1913, and its romance with the festival of colours may have started almost immediately. (I did my own searching, on our blog, and found a post by Sudhirji where he has mentioned that “the songs of Holi go as far back as 1931.”)

A search on Google for the first song of Holi in Indian films came up with the song from Mehboob Khan’s “Aurat”. That song is on the blog with a post by Sudhirji which I have spoken of in the previous para. In that post he has written, and I quote

“As is inseparable, the festival of Holi and its songs from our lives, so it is also inseparable from the Hindi film screen. It is no wonder that the most celebrated of all the festivals on the Hindi screen is this festival of colors.” He also writes “In fact, many times, the situation of Holi is simply engineered into the storyline. Just so that one more song and dance sequence can be inserted into the screenplay.”

That being the love between the festival of colours and films, we will never run out of songs to post. I don’t remember the last time I wrote out a Holi-Song for the blog, but I recalled a few possible songs for the festival this year. And as is my habit I have tried to combine two occasions with this one post.

18th March would have been the 84th birthday of the smart, cute, gentleman actor Shashi Kapoor -of the charming smile. The DTH channel, that I currently follow, keeps playing interviews of yesteryear heroines like Moushumi Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Zarina Wahab etc. All of them have one thing to say about this actor – “He was very gracious and courteous. Very caring and went out of his way to make the ladies comfortable”. He never had any qualms about acting the second lead and we know of his pairing with Amitabh Bachchan, but he was equally at ease sharing screen space with Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra etc. He may not have been the best of dancers, so what, he moved with a sense of rhythm and never seemed to miss a beat.

Today’s song is from the 1981 release “Ek Aur Ek Gyarah” that was directed by Ashok Roy. It had Neetu Singh, Zarina Wahab, Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Prem Chopra, Om Prakash, P. Jairaj, Bharat Bhushan, Asrani, Master Bhagwan, etc in the cast. Laxmi-Pyare and Majrooh Sultanpuri were responsible for the music and produced by Ram Prasad Sharma. This holi-song is sung by Hemlata, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. It has all the standard, filmy, elements needed viz. dry and wet colours, bhang, and eve-teasing too towards the end of the song. But we can also see the lady replying sternly to the guy that “joote maaroongi”. If we see the dance closely, at one point we have Shashi Kapoor desperately trying to match Neetu Singh step-for-step and breaking into some choreography of his own. A thing that always catches my attention in holi-songs is however wet the actors get their dresses are dry in the very next instant.

I must say that I have actively participated in the merry-making of Holi and I have never seen anyone go crazy yelling ‘holi hai’. I have never seen people breaking into song and dance about it. Possible that these things happen in Brij bhoomi, and parts of North India. I would like to tour that region during holi, if possible. Also I would like to see the Lath-Maar Holi of Nandgaon and Barsana.

Happy Holi to one and all once again.

Remembering Shashi Kapoor …………

Video

Audio

Song-Gareebon ki holi tarang waali (Ek Aur Ek Gyaarah)(1981) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

he ae ae

he he
he he
he he
he ae
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli
holi re holi maston ki toli
boodhe jawaan sab yaar hamjoli

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali
he ae
he ae
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

ho oooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
pichkaari maaro re
gori ke gaalon pe
laali pe chadh jaaye aur laali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitane rang badale ye matwaali

thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi ee
thhodi si kaalakh hai
thhoda sa rang bhi

thhodi mithaai hai
thhodi si bhang bhi

jhoom adhoora
masti poori

laaj kahaan ki
kya majboori

laaj kahaan ki kya majboori
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil jaa re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

rangon ki barkha
rageenon ka saath hai
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai ae ae
aise mein aa jaaye
baalam toh baat hai

bheega joban
bheegi saari
aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari

aaj toh hai har cheez hamaari
ho ooo
sara ra ra ra ra ra ra
mausam basanti hai
kaahe ko banti hai
mil ja re hamse o dilwaali
gareebon ki holi tarang waali
kitne rang badle ye matwaali

aa aa aa aa aa a
ho o o ho ho ho

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
ho ho
ho ho

chhaila ji kya rakha rangon ke thhaal mein
jo rang chaaha wahi mere gaal mein

ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ho ho
ae ae

dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin
dhina dhin taak dhina dhin

arre rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
rang biranga mukh gori ka
ang bhi hai satranga
arre bhar ke baahon mein kas doon
toh bhool jaaye hudanga
re phir dekh dekh aha ha
haa aa aa
aa chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
ho chhaila ji main bhi joote ka maaroon aisa dhakka
nikal jaaoge ticket bina hi
tum seedhe culcutta
re phir dekh dekh aha ha

haa aa aa


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

Blog Day : 4972 Post No. : 16847 Movie Count : 4582

I have in my earlier posts mentioned that nowadays I am getting to listen ‘radio’ for at least ‘two to two and half’ hours every day. And mainly I listen the programmes on Vividh Bharati only.

So, in the morning time it is part of ‘ham hai raahi pyaar ke’ and ‘Bharat ki goonj’ and evening times it is part of or sometimes full edition of ‘Shaam sindoori’, ‘Sangeet sarita’, ‘Jaymala’ etc.
Now that is the daily schedule since 2nd November’2020. This has given me the opportunity to listen variety of songs from the yesteryears and even the songs from recent times. I have come across many unheard songs and some beautiful songs even from the eighties and nineties. I will try to share them as and when possible.

For today’s post I am presenting a song from the 1987 movie ‘Aakhiri Nishchay
’, which I got to listen in a program on ‘Vividh Bharti’.

Though many sources mention this movie’s name as ‘Nishchay’ too. I think the ‘Nishchay-1986’ was later released in ‘1987’ with the title as ‘Aakhiri Nishchay’.
While searching more details for this movie first I landed to the movie name ‘Nishchay’ and later it was cleared, that it is ‘Aakhiri Nishchay’. Though ‘vinyl’ images for ‘Nishchay’ (not to be confused he same name movie ‘Nishchaiy’ of 1992) are also available. (Though ‘Hindi Filmography’ 1986-2013 doesn’t mention any such note for this movie).

‘Nishchay-1986’ or ‘Aakhiri Nishchay-1987’ was directed by K.C. Agarwal for ‘B. Govinda Productions’.

Jairam Chawla was the producer of this movie.

It had Shekhar Suman, Sadhna (south), Seema Vaz, Satish Kaul, Surendra Pal, Sudhir Dalvi, Yunus Parvez, Bali Grover, Ratan Allakh, Jay Chawla, Raja Duggal, Raj Kishore, Asha Sharma, Anil Chaddha and others. The movie also featured a dog – Jackie.

As mentioned in ‘Hindi Filmography (1986-2013)’ this movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.12.1987.

Almost all the sources mentions that this movie had four songs in it. Voices of Mahendra Kapoor, Anup Jalota, Hemalata and Susheel Kumar are used in these songs.

Lyrics for all the four songs were written by Ravindra Jain who is also the music director for this movie.

When today’s song was playing on VVB I liked it very much because of the tune, words and singing of this song which is very beautiful, and this is a ‘sweet’ ‘romantic’ duet. This song is sung by Hemlata and Susheel Kumar.

As mentioned above lyrics for this song have been written by Ravindra Jain who is also the music composer for this movie.

And today 28th February’2022 is the seventy-eighth birth anniversary of music-director, lyricist Ravindra Jain (28 February 1944 – 9 October 2015). On this occasion we pay our tributes to Ravindra Jain and listen to this song written and composed by him.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs and other details.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

With this song ‘Aakhiri Nishchay-1987’ makes its debut on the blog …

Audio

Song-Aa to gaye hain tere sang tanhaai mein (Aakhiri Nischay)(1988) Singers-Hemlata, Susheel Kumar, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se
darr lagne lagaa hai
dil ki baatein kehne ka
yahi mausam hai
tujhe paane ko dil
zid karne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai

deewaanaa dil zid kare to
baaton mein aana nahin
o o o jaane ye kya maang baithhe
iska thhikaanaa nahin
nahin
nahin
nahin
poochhe bina tera koi
jalwaa churaana nahin
pyaasa bahut hoon main lekin
itnaa deewaana nahin

o o o o
tu hai meri chaahat se anjaana kya
o ho ho ho o
tu hai meri chaahat se anjaana kya
doon pyaar ka nazraana kya
tujhko shaayad ab tak iska ilm nahin
(ho o o o
ho o o o
ho o o o o ho o o)
tere sang jeene ko
koyi marne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
(ho o o o
ho o o o
ho o o o o ho o o
)
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai

o o o o o
o o o o o

ho o o o o o
o o o o o o o

tujhko daraane lagaa hai
gar ye samaa raat ka
rakhenge ham waqt din mein
agli mulaaqaat ka aa

o ho o ho o ho
ruktaa nahin ab to roke
toofaan jazbaat ka
ho o o o hamse wahi ho naa jaaye
khatraa hai jis baat ka
ho o o o
main hoon tera mujhse ghabraana kya
o ho ho ho o o
main hoon tera mujhse ghabraana kya
baahon mein aa aa
sharmaana kya aa

mere hamdam ab to hardam dil mera
teri chaahat ka hi dam bharne lagaa hai

dil ki baatein kehne ka
yahi mausam hai
tujhe paane ko dil
zid karne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai
(ho o o o o o
o o o o o
hmm hmm hmm hmm
)


This article is written by nahm, 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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4574

In Memory of Mahatma Gandhi – the father of the nation.
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Eknath Easwaran writes in the preface of a book:

“In India, Mahatma Gandhi is officially Father of the Nation. Under his leadership India attained freedom from the British Empire through a 30-year campaign based on complete non-violence that ended with both sides allied in respect and friendship. That alone will secure his place in the history books, but not necessarily his place in a series of the world’s spiritual classics.”

He says further:
“One of the first lessons Gandhi learned in South Africa was to begin by bringing people together onto higher ground. India was exploitable because it exploited our own people. We were weak because we were divided into innumerable factions, each seeking its own gain, making it simple to play us against each other – an old Roman empire tactic practiced by the East India Company and made official imperial policy after the mutiny (1857). His analysis made perfect sense, once grasped, but it wasn’t a matter of politics to Gandhi. It was the obvious corollary of the unity of life, in which the welfare of all of us together was bound up with those whom the poet Rabindranath Tagore called “the lowest, the lowliest, and the lost.”

Those ideas sound conventional enough today, but to put them into proactive is always a shock. In India they caused an earthquake. By linking independence with the way, we treated one another, Gandhi shook the country from top to bottom. Gandhi made a cornerstone of his campaign for national freedom the freedom of those whom the rest of India called “untouchable”. He campaigned for them from the Himalayas to India’s southernmost tip.

Everywhere he told us that all of us were one and that we would never have the unity to throw off foreign rule, or even be worthy of self-government, until we ceased exploiting our own people……..It was an impossible appeal because it attacked ways of thinking ground deep into unconscious conditioning for countless generations. Yet people all over India responded……..The man had to walk! And with equal joy and amazement India rose too.

These are some of the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi’s various writings and editorials:
“For me patriotism is the same as humanity. I am patriot because I am human and humane. It is not exclusive. I will not hurt England or Germany to serve India……The law of the patriot is not different from the law of the patriarch. And a patriot is so much a patriot, if he is a lukewarm humanitarian. There is no conflict between private and political law. A non-cooperator, for instance, would act exactly in the same manner towards his father or brother as he is today acting towards the (British) Government.” – Young India, March 16, 1921.

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Young India, January 8, 1925.

“A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” – Ethical religion.

This song I am presenting is from an unreleased movie titled “Bapu ka Sapna”. The song is not really talking about Mahatma Gandhi, but pays tribute to his philosophy in the beginning, with these lines:

Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan

This is the only song recorded for this film, as per the list on myswar.com. There is an interesting story about how found this song. Today 30th January is also the 93rd birthday of an actor of repute in hindi and Marathi films, theatre and TV, Ramesh Deo. When I saw his name in the anniversary page, I remembered a video the a Rafi song filmed on Ramesh Deo in a black in a white film. I had seen it a few days ago and thought I had saved the details somewhere. I started looking for it but could not find it. I searched for the song on youtube, but found another song in colour, a duet of Rafi sahab and Usha Mangeshkar. Then I looked for the imdb page on him for his filmography (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219946/) , where I found this film “Bapu ka sapna”.
January 30 is also 74th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, I decided to post this song from the film, that was starred Ramesh Deo, but never released. For Ramesh Deo, this birthday post had appeared in 2018.

(Kaun sachcha hai kaun jhoothha hai).
Ramesh Deo was commonly seen in movies of 70’s and 80’s with his wife Seema Deo, in character roles. Notable film I remember is ‘Anand’.

I found these posts which are posted in the blog on the occasion of his death anniversary:

Kahaa raam hey raam
Mohandas Karanchand Gandhi para pujaari ahinsa ke
Jai bolo Mahatma Gandhi ki
Suno suno ae duniyaawaalon

There are many more posts celebrating October 2nd as Gandhi ji’s birth anniversary, but I find that the death anniversary posts have ceased after 2015. No matter, this can soon be rectified.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”
Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, after having spent 20 years in South Africa, spearheading civil right movements there. Having gone to Britain to study law as a young man, returned to India to practice law and shifted to South Africa to practice law, but turned into a civil activist, fighting for the human rights of native Indians there, the experience and exposure to varied issues of humans was instrumental in shaping the man and his intellectual abilities.
What use is the higher education, or the study in the world’s best universities, if one is not able to make use of the advantages it gives, the broadening of mental horizons it entails, to have a true arial view of the issues at hand. Arial view, as in watching a scene, as not a part of the scene, but from the outside.
People of my generation can only imagine, those times, when Gandhi ji was assassinated, so soon after the independence and partition of the cohesive entity that the United State of India, was becoming. From all accounts Gandhi ji was opposed to the partition of the country, and surprisingly, he was not assassinated before 15th August 1947. He is said to have eventually agreed to the partition but his disillusionment with the other leaders is well known. And it is not surprising that he opposed the partition, as it is the very antithesis of his philosophy of unity of ‘highest with the lowest’. The have’s and the have not’s, in other words. I also think, that the visionary in him, is bound have expected this to happen. That a colonial power, having seen the dare-devilry and bravery of all those who opposed their colonisation, and made them struggle for 2 long years, in attaining control of the various kingdoms and states, the cultural and spiritual power of an ancient civilization, with rich natural and human resources, the intellectual power (that the visionaries of united India, could see as a future super power, not just a soft power), were never going to leave the sub-continent intact. They had vast experiences in destroying the united forces, and they toiled for full 5 years, to dismantle ‘the ottoman empire’ brick by brick, brick by brick. The writings were on the wall, and Gandhi could do nothing to stop it. But eventually, paid the price for his high ideals with his life.
And today, the same world powers are hunting for a new ‘theatre of war’, to sell their arms and ammunitions which can revive their fledging economies. Big economies, liberalised one’s are relatively safe, as they can’t be put to flames in a war. So, our visionary economists have done well to liberalise the Indian economy in the 90’s.
It is never the time to not remember and remind ourselves of the gandhian principles of non-violence and non-violent solutions. I had heard some predictions that 3rd world war is going to be for ‘water’ and 4th one will be fought for parking. This joke apart, the wars are still over power, money, money power and power money.
Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and his preaching of non-violence methods of struggle, have gone on to be emulated in various freedom and civil rights movements the world over. I have seen Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’(1982), where Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi and won an Oscar for his efforts. I agree with those people, who thought that future generations, will be seeing Ben Kingsley’s movie stills and think that this is the real Gandhi.
In just over 30 years, of Mahatma Gandhi’s involvement in the freedom struggle, he has to his credit, many successful movements. Non-cooperation movement, the swadeshi movement, dandi march, the jail bharo movement are notable in this struggle. Sustaining such a movement for this long in a country full of poor people, is no small task. It required great leadership and mobilization of collective imagination. They imagined ‘swaraj’ and freedom, so they believed in it and achieved it. It is the full truth that every movement and revolutions start in the mind. That is exactly the reason he is hailed as among the greatest of leaders in human history.
I consider it prudent to repeat what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said about Gandhi:
“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”

Okay, I have said enough. So, we move on to the rare song from ‘Bapu ka Sapna’. The singers are Mukesh, Hemlata accompanied by chorus. Lyrics are by Taajdar Taj and Ratandeep-Hemraj are the composers.

Audio:

Song-Ham ne dekha thha ek sapna (Bapu Ka Sapna)(1970)(UR) Singers-Mukesh, Hemlata, Lyrics-Taajdar Taj, Music director-Ratandeep-Hemraj
both together,
male chorus,
female chorus

Lyrics

(Shankh…..)
(church bells)
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar

Aaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaa

Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Vande maataram
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Raat andheri pal do pal ki
Apni hongi khushiyaan kal ki
Aane waali nayi pehar ka
Suraj hai apnaa aaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Toot gayi zanjeer e ghulaami
Jaage sab ke bhaag yehaan
Waqt ne lekin chhod diye thhe
Jung ke kaale naag yehaan
Jung ki baazi jeetne waalon
Aur bhi hai ek aag yehaan
Aag mein jis ki jal jaate hain
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa

Ooo oooooo oooo
Oooooo
Kheton ki yeh paawan mitti
Mehki aur gulzar hui

Oye Mehki aur gulzar hui
Jaal milon ka aisa phaila
Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Oye Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Aaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa

Log hain phir bhi bhooke nanage
Mehnat sab bekaar hui
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa aaa
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa
Itni kyun laachaar hui

Itni kyun laachaar hui
Itni kyun laachaar hui


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 149 # Qawwalis – 13 #
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Today’s song – a qawwali – is from the 1979 movie “Aatish”. Memories of this qawwaali were revived when I was listening to a daily programme on Vividh Bharati. I had earlier shared another song from the same movie. That song too was a result of memories coming alive when I listened to that song on Vividh Bharati. That was in March-2021, and the song was Main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa ….

When I listened to this ‘qawwali’ I liked it because of its ‘catchy’ tune. The picturisation of this ‘qawwali’ suggests that it takes place in the movie in the ‘villain’s den’ where Neetu Singh is in double role. One of the two disguised persons trying to help is Jeetendra I guess. Also seen in the picturisation of the song are Mukri, Dheeraj Kumar, Madan Puri, Master Raju, and many others.

“Aatish-1979” was directed by Ambarish Sangal for ‘M.K. Enterprises, Bombay’. It had Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Rinku, Dheeraj, Leena Das, Om Shivpuri, Mukri, Mumtaz Begam, Master Raju, Nirupa Roy, Madan Puri, Sujit Kumar (in special appearance), Brahm Bharadwaj, Subhash Kanwal, Kamal Deep, Ranveer Raj, Chandru, Kishan, Ashok Saxena, Raj Kumar, Ram Narayan, and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.02.1979.

There were six songs in this movie written and composed by Ravindra Jain.

Here is the list of songs of this movie as appearing in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ladke ke bhes mein ladki hoon Asha Bhonsle, Chorus
02 Main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa … Asha Bhonsle 28.03.2021
03 O meri laadli pyaari behnaa Mohd Rafi, Hemlata 13.08.2011
04 Sharaab hai, haan, sharaab hai, Mohd Rafi, Chorus
05 Babu manejara ve he babu, manejara ve Lata, Rafi, Chorus
06 Kahin naam na apnaa likh dena … Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Bhushan Mehta, Mohd Rafi, chorus Being discussed today

Today’s qawwali song is only the third such song composed by Ravindra Jain. We have as many as 171 qawwali songs already posted in the blog. I have tried to compile some statistics with respect to Lyricists, Composers and Years of the movies of these qawwali songs posted on the blog.

Here are the details of the Composers for 171 qawwali songs excluding the today’s song.

Composer No of Songs
Roshan 12
Kalyanji-Anandji 9
Madan Mohan 8
Ravi 8
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 8
Iqbal Qureshi 7
N. Datta 7
R.D. Burman 7
S. Mohinder 6
C. Ramchandra 5
Jaidev 5
Chitragupt 5
Naushad 5
Ghulam Mohammad 4
Iqbal 4
Hemant Kumar 3
Husnlal Bhagatram 3
S.D. Burman 3
Shyam Sundar 3
Jaani Babu Qawwal 3
Anil Biswas 2
Aziz Nazaan 2
Baabul/Babul 2
Dattaram 2
Hansraj Bahl 2
Jimmy 2
Khayyam 2
Ravindra Jain 2
Shankar Jaikishan 2
Sonik Omi 2
Usha Khanna 2
Nashad 1
A.R. Qureshi 1
A.R. Rehman 1
Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi 1
B.N. Bali 1
B.T. Singh 1
Babloo Dheeraj 1
Bappi Lahiri 1
Bipin Mehboob 1
Bulo C. Rani 1
C. Arjun 1
Chaand Pardesi 1
Damodar Sharma 1
Hafeez Khan 1
Harbans 1
Jay Kumar 1
Khemchand Prakash 1
Lala Sattar 1
Nirmal Kumar (S.D. Batish) 1
Nisar Bazmi 1
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 1
Peter Nawab 1
Rashid Atre 1
Ravindran 1
Robin Bannerji 1
S. Kishan 1
S.N. Tripathi 1
Sajjad Hussain 1
Shankar Ehsaan Loy 1
Shankar Shambhu 1
Snehal Bhatkar 1
Sudipta Bhattacharya 1
Vasant Ramchandra 1
Vinod 1

From the above table we can see that Music director Roshan is at the top in the blog as far as creating the highest number of qawwalis is concerned.

We will have details of lyricist wise number of qawwalis too in a future post in this series.

Let us now move to today’s ‘Qawwali’ and move forward in this series. I hope readers will also find this ‘qawwali’ enjoyable and entertaining.

This song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Bhushan Mehta and chorus.

Lyrics are written by Ravindra Jain who is also the music director of this movie.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Tere chaahne waale aaye hain ik shor uthha ke jaayenge (Aatish)(1979) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Hemlata, Bhushan Mehta, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

kahin naam naa apnaa likh dena
kisi ulte seedhe kaaghaz par
ham dil ka parchaa laaye hain aen aen
naam us pe likhaa kar jaayenge

tere chaahnewaale aaye hain
aaye hain
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain

ik shor uthhaa ke jaayenge
ik shor utthaa kar jaayenge/font>
yaa dilbar lekar lautenge
lautenge
yaa dilbar lekar lautenge

yaa jaan lutaa kar jaayenge
yaa jaan lutaa kar jaayenge
tere chaahne waale aaye hain

garajte hain jo baadal
baraste nahin
baraste nahin
keh do in logon se jaayen aur kahin
ye to naam ke aashiq aaye hain
aaye hain
ye to naam ke aashiq aaye hain

bas shor machaakar jaayenge
bas shor machaakar jaayenge
hamen qasam hain apni Jawaani ki
haaye re
hamen qasam hain apni Jawaani ki

Mehboob ko paa kar jaayenge
Mehboob ko paa kar jaayenge
tere chaahne waale aaye hain

aye jaan e Wafaa chehre pe naa jaa
nazron se bhi kuchh andaazaa kar
nazron se bhi kuchh andaazaa kar
nigaahen keh rahi hain
mere dil ka fasaanaa
o tere saamne hai
jo hai tera deewaanaa
ham tujhko aankhon hi aankhon mein
ham tujhko aankhon hi aankhon mein
koi raaz bataa kar jaayenge
ye to shor machaa kar jaayenge
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain

ham jaan gaye
pehchaan gaye
kya asli hai
kya naqli hai

kya asli hai
kya naqli hai

haqeeqat hai haqeeqat
kahaani hai kahaani
tumhi se hai mohabbat
tumhi ho zindagaani
koyi kuchh bhi kahe
ham tumko hi

ho koyi kuchh bhi kahe
ham tumko hi

doli mein bithhaakar jaayenge
doli mein bitthaakar jaayenge
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain

doli ke haqdaar hain ham
aap kahaan se aa tapke
ho tapke nahin ham aaye hain
inki hi maalaa jap jap ke

kisika pyaar chheeno
kahaan ki hai sharaafat
saraasar hai dakaitee
oh qayaamat hai qayaamat
zaraa sabr karo haq donon ke
zaraa sabr karo haq donon ke
donon ko dilaa kar jaayenge
ham jaan lutaa kar jaayenge
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain

paar ho jaa
paar ho jaa
dilbar ko leke faraar ho jaa
paar ho jaa
paar ho jaa
dilbar ko leke faraar ho jaa
paar ho ja
paar ho ja
dilbar ko leke faraar ho jaa

ustaad ho tum ustaadon ke
ham chele tumhaare chelon ke

ham chele tumhaare chelon ke
wahi hamne kiyaa hai
ke jo tumne seekhaayaa
jo mantar tum se seekhaa
tumhi pe aajmaayaa

jin guruon ke aise chele hon
jin guruon ke aise chele hon
wo to naam kamaa kar jaayenge
wo to naam kamaa kar jaayenge
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain

ik tum hi ham ko samjhe ho
auron ko to ham bhi
samajhte hain
auron ko to ham bhi
samajhte hain
samajhdaari ka tum ko
chalo inaam de den
nahin jiski tavaqqo
wohi anjaam de den
kuchh hathkande ustaadi ke
ho kuchh hatkande ustaadi ke
tum ko bhi dikhaa kar jaayenge
tum ko bhi dikhaa kar jaayenge

tere chaahnewaale aaye hain
tere chaahnewaale aaye hain


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 108 # Tribute to Lyricist – Anjaan #
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Today 28th Oct’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary (born on 28.10.1930 in Varanasi) of Lalji Pandey better known to us by his pen-name ‘Anjaan’.

As per our blog statistics he has written over 1300 songs during his career in Hindi movies. Most of his works were in collaborations with composers Kalyanji–Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, R. D. Burman and Bappi Lahiri.

He passed away at the age of sixty-six on 3rd of Septemeber’1997 in Mumbai.

On his ‘birth anniversary’ I was looking for a song from a new movie where he had penned all the songs.

I am taking the readers to the decade of seventies. Today we will listen to an enjoyable song from that decade. This song was frequently heard on radio those days. It was perhahs the only known song from the movie.

I have not watched this movie so I am in no position to discuss much about it.

The movie is “Jwaalaamukhi”(1980). So it is another same name movie getting introduced in the blog.

“Jwaalaamukhi-1980” was directed by Prakash Mehra for Baboo Mehra Productions, Bombay. It had Waheeda Rehman, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Bindu, Kader Khan, Shreeram Lagoo, Pran, Ram Sethi, Bhola, Yunus Parvez, Shivraj, Asha Chandra, Mumtaz Begam, Goga, Kirti, Uttam Sodi, Jugnu and others.

Amjad Khan, Aruna Irani and Raj Babbar had ‘special appearance’ in the movie.

The movie was passed by Censor Board on 17.12.1980.

I do not remember how this movie had fared at the box office so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

The movie had five songs including a music track as mentioned in HFGK and listed below (our new practice now onwards while introducing a movie 😊)

All the songs were written by Anjaan and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

None of the songs from this movie made it to the ‘annual list of Binaca Geetmala’ of 1981 (as the movie was released in December’1980).
When I thought that the today’s song should be more popular as I liked it listening then too and could have made to the list or ‘shadow list’ of the ‘binaca geetmala’ (or songs that could not make it to the finals as compiled by Anil Bhargava), to my surprise it was not. However, one other song from this movie “Paan, beedi, cigarette, tambaaku, na sharaab, ham ko nasha hai muhabbat ka janaab’ sung by Kishore Kumar made it to this ‘shadow’ list.

List of songs in this movie as appearing in HFGK (1971-1980) Vol-V.

Song Title Singer
1) Hum tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte … Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata
2) Hmm hmm tujhe sab pyaar karte hai…ye chehre pe chehraa Kishore Kumar
3) Kabhi tumne kisi ko phaansaa … Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar
4) Hmm welcome …. hamko to nashaa muhabbat ka hai janaab Kishore Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha
5) Music –

let us now enjoy this wonderful and highly hummable song. It is picturized on Shabana Azmi, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra and Reena Roy who are performing on the song while many others are seen in the picturization of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte (Jwaalamukhi)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Hemlata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
(Kishore Kumar + Mahendra Kapoor)

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

(dialogues not included)

hum
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte
hum tere bina bhi nahin ji sakte ae ae aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte
arrey hona kisi ek ka hai
ye hamko pataa hai
magar kya karen
dil se
majboor hain hum
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae
aur tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee ee sakte

kyaa ye raaz hai
kaisaa andaaz hai
main tera nishaana hoon
woh tera deewaana
deewaanon ka anjaam kyaa hogaa

kyaa ye pyaar hai
kaisa iqraar hai
waadaa hai kisi se
iraada hai kisi ka
to phir dil ka
kya faislaa aa hogaa aa

arrey jaise nadiya ke do kinaare
waise tum to do yaar
tum donon do aankhein hamko
donon se hain pyaar
ham tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae ae
aur tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte
arrey hona kisi ek ka hai
ye hamko pataa hai
magar kya karen
dil se
hunh majboor hain hum
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae ae aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee ee sakte

satyug ki reet woh
kalyug mein naa chaley
paanch pandaavon ki thhi
ek patraani
ye tab thha
magar ab nahin hogaa

satyug ki reet kyun
kalyug mein naa chalein
unkaa dil bhi dil thha
hamaara dil bhi dil hai
jo tab thha
woh ab kyun nahin…ee hoga
arrey yug badley to
duniya badley
badley har dastoor

o badley har dastoor
badalna hamein nahin manzoor
hum tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae
aur tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte
arrey hona kisi ek ka hai
ye hamko pataa hai
magar kya karen
dil se
majboor hain aen hum
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae ae
aur tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee ee sakte

kya khayaal hai
wallahha kamaal hai
zameenein bant jaayein
jaageerein bant jaayein
dilon ka batwaara nahin hotaa
ye dil bhi khoob hai
kaise mehboob hain
aisa huaa na hoga
ik dil se pyaar do do kaa
duniyaa ko gawaaraa nahin hotaa

arrey dil ka aanaa dil ka jaanaa
kahaan hain apne haath
kaun kahaan kis ka ho jaaye
ye qismat ki baat

tum mere binaa bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae
aur
mere binaa bhi nahin jee sakte

arrey honaa kisi ek ka hai ye inn ko pataa hai
magar kya karen ae

dil se majboor hain aen hum
tere bina bhi nahin jee sakte ae ae ae aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee ee sakte aur
tere bina bhi nahin jee ee…ee sakte


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

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Today 9th Oct’2020 is the sixth Remembrance Day of music director, lyricist and singer Ravindra Jain. He passed away on 9th Oct’2015 at the age of 71 yrs (born on 28th February’1944).
On this occasion as a tribute to him here is a song from the ‘1982’ movie ‘Bhaagya’ which is composed as well as written by him.

‘Bhaagya-1982’ was directed by Naval Kishore for ‘Baba Movietone, Bombay’. It was produced by Ravindranath Dasgupta.

It had Vinay Kumar, Meera, Sushma Verma, A.K. Hangal, Sulochana, Bhagwan Dada, Birbal, Chandrashekhar, Jagdeep, Keshto Mukherjee, Prabal Sen, Rajendra Singh Thakur, Zareen, Manmauji, Dev Sharma, Meghdoot.

Ajay Bannerjee make his debut appearance in this movie. Jalal Agha make a friendly appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.02.1982.

This movie had six songs (as per HFGK Vol.VI-1981-1985) composed by Ravindra Jain. Ravindra Jain also wrote lyrics for all the six songs.

Kishore Kumar, Hemalata, Yesudas, Amit Kumar, Abhijeet and Rachna, gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Hemlata separately. HFGK mentions this song as two different songs i.e. ‘Koi phool na mahke’ and ‘janmon ka hai pyaar hamaara…’, however from the video (partial) of this song mentioned under part-II the female version appears in continuation after the male version (which might be the second stanza of repeat of few lines of the male version of this song).
(Also, if we watch the video of male version only (Part-1) we can see the heroine appearing at the end of this song and may be the female version starts here?) …

Knowledgeable readers who have watched this movie can throw more light on the movie and its songs…

I have not watched this movie and had neither heard of this song till seven years back when I came across it during my daily song listening browsing session and had shared it then itself, however this remains to be posted and today we are introducing it with the movie ‘Bhaagya-1982’ also making its debut on the blog.

Let us now listen to this song …

Video (partial)

Audio (Both versions)

Song-Koi phool na mahke koi panchhi na chahke (Bhaagya)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar/ Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

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Kishore Kumar version
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Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke
Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke
Sooni hain saari bahaarein
Pyaasi nigaahen
Tujhko pukaaren
Aaja re
Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke

Nadiya ka sunsaan kinaara
Aur bhi gumsum ho gaya
Sukh dukh mein sang jaagnewaale
Kyun tu aise so gaya
o janmon ke meet bataa tu
Bin bole kahaan kho gaya
Teri yaad sataaye
Din raat rulaaye
Sooni hai saari bahaarein
Pyaasi nigaahen
Tujhko pukaare
Aaja re
Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke

Aankh se ojhal honewaale
Dhoondhhta hoon tujhe khwaab mein
Tu hai kahaan jis’se bhi poochha
Chup ho gaya jawaab mein
Thha main kabhi tere pyaar mein dooba aa
Ab dooba hoon sharaab mein
Yahi ek sahaara
Mere ghamon ka chaara
Sooni hai saari bahaarein
Pyaasi nigaahen
Tujhko pukaare
Aaja re
Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke
Koi phool na mahke
Koi panchhi na chahke

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Hemlata version
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O ho o o o
O ho o o o
O o o o o
O o o o o

Janmon ka hai pyaar hamaara
Janmon tak sang jaayega
Kasme waade itni jaldi
Kaise koi bisraayega
Tod ke har deewaar milenge
Dil ko dil jo bulaayega
Kahin door nahin hoon
Jahaan dhoondhhe wahin hoon
Tu mere dil mein rahega
Tujhse miloongi
Jab bhi kahega
Aa jaa re
Main hoon prem deewaani
Tere sapnon ki raani

Kal bhi tujhse door na thhi main
Aaj bhi tere paas hoon
Mit kar bhi jo mit nahin paaye
Main aisi ek aas hoon
Jitna udaas tu mere bina
Main tujh bin utni udaas hoon
Mujhe bhool na jaana
Sadaa pyaar nibhaana
Tu mere dil mein rahega
Tujh se miloongi
Jab bhi kahega
Aa jaa re
Main hoon prem deewaani
Tere sapnon ki raani
O o o o o
O ho o o o
O o o o o O
o o o o
O o o
O o o
O o o
o o o
o o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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किशोर कुमार संस्करण
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कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके

कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके
सूनी है सारी बहारें
प्यासी निगाहें
तुझको पुकारे
आजा रे
कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके

नदिया का सूनसान किनारा
और भी गुमसुम हो गया
सुख दुःख में संग जागनेवाले
क्यूँ तू ऐसे सो गया
वो जन्मों के मीत बता तू
बिन बोले कहाँ खो गया
तेरी याद सताए
दिन रात रुलाये
सूनी है सारी बहारें
प्यासी निगाहें
तुझको पुकारे
आजा रे
कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके

आँख से ओझल होनेवाले
ढूंढता हूँ तुझे ख्वाब में
तू हैं कहाँ जिससे भी पूछा
चुप हो गया जवाब में
था मैं कभी तेरे प्यार में डूबा
अब डूबा हूँ शराब में
यही एक सहारा
मेरे ग़मों का चारा
सूनी है सारी बहारें
प्यासी निगाहें
तुझको पुकारे
आजा रे
कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके

कोई फूल न महके
कोई पंछी न चहके
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हेमलता संस्करण
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ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

जन्मों का है प्यार हमारा
जन्मों तक संग जाएगा
कसमे वादे इतनी जल्दी
कैसे कोई बिसरायेगा
तोडके हर दीवार मिलेंगे
दिल को दिल जो बुलाएगा
कहीं दूर नहीं हूँ
जहां ढूंढें वहीँ हूँ
तू मेरे दिल में रहेगा
तुझसे मिलूंगी
जब भी कहेगा
आ जा रे
मैं हूँ प्रेम दीवानी
तेरे सपनों की रानी

कल भी तुझसे दूर न थी मैं
आज भी तेरे पास हूँ
मिट कर भी जो मिट नहीं पाए
मैं ऐसी एक आस हूँ
जितना उदास तू मेरे बिना
मैं तुझ बिन उतनी उदास हूँ
मुझे भूल न जाना
सदा प्यार निभाना
तू मेरे दिल में रहेगा
तुझ से मिलूंगी
जब भी कहेगा
आ जा रे
मैं हूँ प्रेम दीवानी
तेरे सपनों की रानी
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ


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Blog Day : 4463 Post No. : 15945

Hullo Atuldom

“Rajput” was released on 16/04/1982. That was 38 years and six months ago. It was produced by Mushir -Riaz and directed by Vijay Anand. It was the story of a minor kingdom in Rajputana and placed during the time of accession to the Indian Union.

The king of that state (played by Murad) kills himself as he is unable to handle the taking of his kingdom by a decree of the Indian Government. His son Jaipal (Ranjeet) refuses to hand over the kingdom to the government and is almost a tyrant king and has a few dacoits under his payroll. In this background Police Superintendent Dhirendra Singh (Rajesh Khanna) assumes duties in that area and at the same time his parents arrange for his marriage with Janki (Hema Malini). He falls in love with her on sight unaware that she is in love with Manu (Dharmendra). On the day of the wedding with Dhirendra, Janaki is abducted by Jaipal’s nephew (Tej Sapru) as the doli is not its way to the sasural. But Manu kills Tej Sapru, rescues Janki and goes to jail to serve term for the murder. Meantime Janki settles into wedded life. Jaipal’s atrocities are directed towards Manu’s family and he has his father killed, his brother Bhanu (Vinod Khanna) turns a baaghi (an option which all oppressed take in most films of that time) as Jaipal has set his evil eye on Bhanu’s sweetheart Kamli (Ranjeeta). So now Bhanu has become Bhawani and Dhirendra Singh is entrusted the task of hunting down all dacoits of the area. He asks Manu (who has been released from prison for good conduct) to help in this mission. He goes out looking for Bhawani Daaku unaware that he is his own brother. During the course of the movie Dhirendra finds out that the child whom Janki has given birth to, is Manu’s. He finds that Jaipal is the biggest dacoit of the region who blackmails the SP (Rajesh Khanna) to handover the case file which he has prepared in exchange of his son whom he has kidnapped. The movie moves towards the climax when all the heroes join forces to bring Jaipal (Ranjeet) and his gang of bandits to the law and avenge all personal scores. In between all this Jaipal’s daughter (Tina Munim) switches over to Bhanu’s side when he shows her her father’s reality.

Very straight forward story, right? This was a movie that took time in reaching the marquee but was reasonably successful. I see this movie whenever it come on television.

“Rajput” had 6 songs including one two part song. Of this five are posted as under

Song Date of posting
Mere sang sang aaya teri yaadon ka mela Multiple version song 2 September 2008
Bhaagi re bhaagi bhaagi brijbaala 20 March 2011
Kahaaniyaan sunaati hai pawan aati jaati 22 February 2012
Doli ho doli 10 April 2019

Today’s song is the final song. In the movie too it happens just before the climax. It is after Jaya (Tina) learns the truth about her father and the brothers have reunited after Manu (Dharam) discovers that Bhawani is Bhanu (Vinod Khanna). Just before the song Ranjeeta, who is by then the unwed mother of Ranjeet’s child, has joined Bhawani and his team. The song speaks about love for motherland and fighting to overthrow the oppressor.

I would like to state my personal opinion here:- in this post of his Atulji has mentioned that Dharam, Rajesh Khanna and Hema were all towards the end of their careers as lead actors. I beg to differ- Rajesh Khanna’s Souten, Avatar, Amrit etc came after this. As also Hema’s Satte Pe Satta etc were post this. I can agree to your statement about Dharam because in the movies of Dharam, which came after this, we saw him play father-like characters to Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Sunny, Sanjay Dutt etc. But those are my thoughts and I am open to people’s disagreement.

There were comments posted on another song of this movie which said that the mustache didn’t suit the heroes, but they are all entitled to experiment on their looks no? We have heroes, these days, who have lot of facial hair and some even sport extra-long hair.

The purpose of re-visiting this movie is to remember the handsome Vinod Khanna on his 74th birthday today. He was born in Peshawar in 1946, and was raised in Bombay (Mumbai). His first love was cricket, having played the game as a college student. But he soon realized that he couldn’t be a Vishwanath and so pursued his second passion-acting. His career began with “Man Ka Meet” in 1968 as a villain. His next few movies saw him as a supporting actor and/or an antagonist in Rajesh Khanna films of the 70s- “Aan Milo Sajna” for example. He was not averse to playing the second lead too. He appeared in 54 solo hero films and 47 multi-starrers and he was successful in half of each. He had a brief hiatus in the ’80s when he gave up everything to be Acharya Rajneesh’s disciple. He made a comeback in 1984 with “Insaaf”. He was one actor whose sense of rhythm helped him in the song and dance routines which are mandatory in Indian movies. In the last few years of his career we saw him as dad to Salman Khan in “Dabangg” “Wanted” etc. The last movie of VK that I ejoyed was “Ek Rani Aisi Bhi Thi” which saw him play Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia with Hema Malini as his Rani.

Thinking of Vinod Khanna today on his birth anniversary.

Editor’s note:- Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra quite some time back.

Audio

Song-Sabne des ka naam liya (Raajput)(1982) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar Udhas, Hemlata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoooo oooo
ooooo
sabne des ka naam liya
sabne des ka naam liya
arre hum ne dil ko oo thhaam liya
hum ne dil ko oo thhaam liya
sabne hindustan kahaa aa
sabne hindustan kahaa
aur hamne apni jaan kahaa
waah waah waah waah
waah waah

apni jaan se apni jaa…aaan
apni jaan se apni jaan
bachaake hamein kya karna hai ae
yahin pe humko jeena hai
yahin pe humko marna hai

yahin pe humko jeena hai
yahin pe humko marna hai

apni jaan se apni jaan
bachaake hamein kya karna hai
yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai
yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai

la la laa la laa
la la laa la laa
la la laa la laa
la la laa la laa

tu hai mast akele mein
aaha main bhi hoon is mele mein
aa aa tu hai mast akele mein
aa aa
main bhi hoon is mele mein

dil ko yaad tu hi tu,
des ke baad hai tu hi tu

oho ho ooo
dil ko yaad hai tu hi tu,
desh ke baad hai tu hi tu
bandh ke sehra tere hi
kadmon mein yeh sar dharna hai

yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai

yahin pe humko pyaar mila aa aa aa
yahin pe humko pyaar mila
yahin hamein sansaar mila aa aa aa aa
yahin hamein sansaar mila
yahin pe humko pyaar mila
ooo yahin hamaari galiyan hai,
yahin pe sab rang raliyaan hain
yahin hamaari galiyaan hain
yahin pe sab rang raliyan hain

issi dagar pe pyas hamasri,
issi dagar pe jharna hai
yahin pe humko jeena hai
yahin pe humko marna hai

saawan gaya gayi holi
hum kab milenge humjoli
hooo
saawan gaya gayi holi

jeewan hai sangram abhi
oooo
pyar ka na le naam abhi
ooooo
jeewan hai sangram abhi,
pyar ka na le naam abhi
teri mang mein o gori
sindoor lahu se bharna hai ae

yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai

aaaa aaaaa
kaanton se talwaar bana aaa,
kaanton se talwaar bana
phoolon ke mat haar bana aaa aaa,
phoolon ke mat haar bana
kaanton se talwaar bana
o tu jab yudh par jayega
jeet ke jab tu aayega
tu jab yudh par jayega
jeet ke jab tu aayega
yeh phoolon ke haar pehan
gali se tujhe guzarna hai

yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai
yahin pe humko jeena hai
(oooooo),
yahin pe humko marna hai (oooooo)
yahin pe humko jeena hai,
yahin pe humko marna hai
yahin pe humko jeena hai
yahin pe humko marna hai


This article is written by nahm, 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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4449 Post No. : 15907

64th Birthday of Ranjeeta Kaur – 22.09.2020
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I wish life could be just a song for the road just like this song on a motorcycle. A song heard in childhood, mainly on radio. In 1980 we had a T.V. at home, but that was only aired in the evening. The radio could be heard during the day also, but they were on air for specific hours only, be it “vividh bharati” or “All india Radio”, of which urdu service was the one for film songs. All these years the lyrics of the song complete with the first stanza have stayed in the memory. After the advent of youtube, I may have looked up this song too alongwith many other old songs.

I have seen quite a few films of Ranjeeta while she was active in the 80’s, as I and my mother used to like her innocent, homely looks. Many of these films were B grade low-budget films like ‘Qismat”, “Tarana” and ‘Khwaab” to name a few. She was paired with Mithun Chakrovorty in these films. I was under the impression that “Ankhiyon ke jharoke se”(1978) was a debut film for her, whereas she had appeared in the hit film “Laila Majnu” in 1976, opposite Rishi Kapoor. Both these are notable films of her career. But there after she appeared in few A grade films in bit roles like ‘‘Rajput”, “Satte Pe Satta” and “Krodhi”. Films like “Ham se Badhkar kaun”, “Aap to aise na the”, “Ustadi Ustad se” and “Tarana” are all seen and forgotten films.

As Ranjeeta Kaur turns 64 today, I am presenting this happy romantic song where she is singing this duet on motorcycle and the beach. The name of the film is “Khwaab”(1980) and singers are Hemlata and Yasudas. The lyricist and music director is Ravindra Jain.

Two songs from the film are posted.
Tu hi wo haseen hai
Ek aas liye vishwaas liye

“Khwaab” is one of its kind title as I could find no other film with the title as ‘Khwab” or ‘Khwaab”. The word means dream, and this year 2020 is turning out like a bad dream. I am sure all of us have had this feeling that we are asleep and embroiled in a bad dream, and hope fervently that we will wake up soon and this whole tragic crisis will disappear. Hope that it will dissolve like a bad dream, is soon forgotten.

Let us go to the song, which I would have categorized as a “in the family way songs” seeing the words of first stanza, but this one is not such a song. I have a few songs for this category in mind. Let us see when I get around to those songs. They are mostly 80’s/90’s songs, so this can be a precursor to that series.

This song starts with the urdu alphabet ‘khai’ making it one of rare songs for ‘antakshari” 🙂 . Only other song I can remember is “khwaab ho tum ya koyi haqeeqat kaun ho tum batlaao……..”. Not that most people bother with the fine distinction between the ‘kh’ of “khilauna” and ‘kh’ of ‘Khwaab’. I can wish all I want for a way of distinguishing it in the English script, with a dot or some such thing. Rekhta.com has adopted an entirely different way of spelling the urdu /hindi words in English script, which is rather complicated even for someone like me. Urdu is a language with fewest dictionary words. Sometimes the same word is used for different meanings in different situation. One example is the word “taarikh” which means “date” and history, but not inclusive. Then there is the confusion with ‘q’ and ‘k’.

Common words where K is correct are :
Mushkil – difficulty
Ashk – tear (aansoo)
Rashk – envy
Shak – doubt
Kalaam – spoken word or talk
Shikwa – grievance
Shikayat – complaint
Shaukat – power or dignity

Q is appropriate here :
Qalam – pen
Ishq – love
Raqs – dance
Qalb – heart
Sadaqah – charity (sort of)
Beqaraar – restless, disturbed
Shauq – deep interest, zeal
Qataar – line, queue or array
Iqraar – acceptance or agree, promise

And there is added complication of words where ‘Q’ is compulsorily written as ‘que’ as it is done in ‘Ishque’ or ‘aashiqui’ or some names such as siddique and taarique. I have not gotten to two different alphabet with different sounds for whom the alphabet ‘t’ is used. The ‘t’ of ‘taara’ is different from the ‘t’ of ‘totaa’. There is confusion galore for the untutored. So we let it be, the ‘no pain no gain’ school of thought be brushed under the carpet 🙂 .

Now that I have heard the song two three times, I have realized that it remained in the memory because of its very sweet and melodious sound. It is memorable for the lyrics as well as tune and the singing of both Hemlata and Yasudas.

Video

Song-Ham khwaab ko badal denge haqeeqat mein (Khwaab)(1980) Singers-Yesudas, Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

mil ke rahenge donon
armaanon ki jannat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge ae
haqeeqat mein

chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
haan chhotaa sa ek ghar hogaa
aur ghar mein honge
saanwle salone

hanste bolte khilaune
ham do hamaare do
nahin nahin
mere do tumhaare do
kat jaayegaa ye jeewan
unhi ki hifaajat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein

kabhi kabhi
beete dinon par
jaayegi jab nazar
oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

oo ooo
sochenge kitne haseen thhe
woh shaam woh sehar

nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane
oo hoo ooo
nit aayengi bahaaren
nit khilenge phool suhaane

yoonhi rahenge zamaanon tak
khushiyon ke zamaane
aa haa haa
aa haa haa
ham tum judaa na honge
ab to kisi soorat mein
ham apne khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein
ham khwaab ko
badal denge
haqeeqat mein


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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4412 Post No. : 15811 Movie Count :

4358

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#the Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 7 # Hemlata #
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The movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ was released in 1978 but I got to watch it much later, in the early eighties, and that too on Doordarshan when I had gone to Nagpur to my Uncle’s place.

Later on, I watched it when I had ‘colour TV’ at home.

I had never forgotten its title song sung by a ‘female singer’. That was despite the fact that kids of my age (around ten years old) normally did not give much thought to the singer while listening to songs.

When I think about it now, it was in 1976 that the song ‘sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’ had caught my imagination, ( I have shared this in the blog earlier).

It is my guess that the aalaap of this voice in the song ‘kaun dishaa mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’ must have left a magical effect on many music lovers, not all of them of an impressionable age unlike me. Another song from the same singer from another movie , namely ‘le to aaye hon hamen sapnon ke gaaon mein’ leaves the same effect on listeners. There are several other songs like this, some of them being:-

Tu jo mere sur mein sur milaa le , Suman samaan tum apna , Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan ho daaman mein jiske, Sona kare jhilmil jhilmil , Wafaa jo na ki to , Bachpan mohe picche bulaaye or duniya se door nayi ek duniya from the same movie…

And then the following songs from the movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhe Se’;

ankhiyon ke jharokhon se or bade badaai na karen …

or this one from ‘Sunaynaa’

kaisi hoon main goongaa darpan kuchh bhi naa boley.

there are many, and many of them are still to come on this blog too.

And all of them had that special voice and they bring back many memories of that era of Hindi movies …

Also who can forget this duet song ‘teesta nadi si tu chanchalaa’ on TV in those years and yet again if we listen the beginning ‘alaap’ by the same female singer it is captivating…

This is voice of – Hemlata.

She was born on 16th August 1954.

Today on this blog we wish her a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead and today we celebrate this special voice under the series ‘special voices of the seventies.

There may not be many of her songs that she sung in those years of seventies or considering an extension up to 1983, the year when I completed my matriculation. But I have fond memories of many of her songs which, as I grow, I came to know are sung by her.

This is the first ‘female voice’, appearing in this series.

Hemlata Jaychand Bhatt or more popularly known to us as Hemlata was born on 16th August, 1954 in a Rajasthani Brahmin family who were settled in Kolkata (Calcutta then).

Her Father was a great classical vocalist and sole representative of the ‘Kirana Gharana’ (in India, after partition) and so music was already there in their family, and she was attracted towards film music from an early age.

However, daughters/girls in the family were not expected to become a singer and take on singing. And, so from the early childhood itself Hemlata’s struggle to become a Singer started having obstacles within family itself.

Her father, who was the only son among eight siblings, and coming from an orthodox Rajasthani Brahmin family where nobody was concerned with music had to struggle and he learn from Ustad Wahid Khan of Lahore – ‘Kirana Gharana’, and with his ‘dedication’ and ‘hard work’ he learned from him and dedicated his life to keep the legacy of the gharana.

But he was against the singing of Hemlata as it was against the traditions of the family.

Hemlata used to sing in School functions, ‘Durga Pooja’ festival – cultural programmes’, however this was without the knowledge of her father. Though her mother and guru bhai were supporting her singing looking into her passion for singing. So, Gopal Mullick, her guru bhai, motivated her to perform on stage.

It was when she was only seven-eight years old that she got an opportunity to sing on stage in public during the ‘Durga Pooja festival’ in Kolkata (program arranged in Ranjeet Stadium) where Gopal Mullick one of her father’s disciple was among the organising member of the programme. And the crowd that witnessed her first stage performance was a huge crowd because of big names like Hemant Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar were attending to perform in this programme.

Gopal Mullick had also specially invited Hemlata’s father Shri Jaychand Bhatt to attend this programme which little Hemlata was not aware of.
And this was not disclosed to her so that she didn’t fear and shiver on stage.

Her father was also not aware that his own daughter is going to perform on stage that day. He was told that one ‘child prodigy’ would be introduced on stage and he has to observe him/her.

As the three main singers performed and Lata Mangeshkar was to arrive late, Gopal Mullick had this opportunity to introduce little Hema on stage and as she sings her first song the response from the audience was so tremendous, they keep demanding ‘once more’ for this song.
The song was ‘jaago mohan pyaare’ from ‘Jaagte Raho’ and audience didn’t stop until she had already sung it four times and other twelve Bengali songs.

She was awarded a gold medal by Dr Bidhan Chandra Rai the then chief minister of Bengal for her performance that day.

However, her father was not in favour of her singing and instead he advised her that she should focus and complete her studies, then take on to help at home and get married as normally happens in our culture and tradition. Though he agreed for her to take training in classical singing from Gyan Prakash Ghosh a renowned name then in Calcutta and also allowed ‘riyaaz’ at home.

Around the same time, it so happened that the whole family had to visit to meet their relatives in Bombay (around 1966) for her brother’s ‘tablaa’ training and also to meet the relatives who were already staying there in Bombay. They meet Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan and sister of her father Kamla Pandit.

During their visit to Bombay they meet Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Allah Rakha where Hemlata was asked to sing few compositions.
Then she was taken to Aziz Nazaan and also a meeting with Naushad Saab was arranged where the great K. Asif was also present. This was all without her knowledge. She was asked to sing few compositions and all of them were so impressed that great Composer Naushad Saab straightway offer her a contract of five years, however during these five years she was supposed to get trained so that this time period would have given a better maturity in her age and in turn in voice also.

However, as the news of Naushad Saab’s offer to a ‘new upcoming singer’ spread, big music directors viz. Roshan, C. Ramchandra, Salil Chaudhary, Usha Khanna, Chitragupta, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji visited them in Bombay and demanding that Hemlata sang for them.

As told to RSTV by Hemlata ‘they were too small to say them ‘NO’…

Laxmikant of music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal told her father that ‘now she is being offered her career on a platter’, after five years nobody knows how things would be in this ever-changing industry’’

Obviously, the contract of five years by Naushad Saab got nowhere.

She sang her first song for Usha Khanna in the movie ‘Roop Rupaiyya-1968’ (this song is yet to appear on the blog 🙂 ). (However, her first released song, also a Usha Khanna composition, from ‘Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968’ was the first released song).

On the same day of the recording of her first song for a movie she recorded her second song- for none other than Kalyanji-Anandji for the movie ‘Vishwas-1969’ – ‘le chal le chal mere jeewan saathi’. Both songs she recorded on her first day were songs for the ‘heroine’ of the respective movies.

This was the ‘right’ beginning though for an upcoming new singer in those years when no one could have imagined that at such a younger age a singer will get an opportunity to sing in movies and that too when all the great names were already there ruling the field.

In the beginning of her career she used to get to sing for junior artists or few lines and though the very second song she sung was for lead artist/heroine of the movie i.e. Aparna Sen for ‘Vishwas-1969’ she had to wait till 1976 to shot to fame and the song was ‘Sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’.

Before that her voice appears in the so many songs which she sang for child artists then;

‘dus paise mein Raam le lo’ (Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968) (first song released)

‘chandaa ko dhoondhne sabhi tare nikal pade’ (Jeene Ki Raah-1969)

‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’ (Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani-1970)

‘Fakira-1976’ was followed by ‘Chitchor-1976’ where the song with Yesudas ‘tu jo mere sur mein’ fetch her, her first ‘filmfare’ award for singing.
Thereafter she got to sing many songs and particularly for ‘Rajshri films’ and under music director Ravindra Jain.
Her association with Ravindra Jain has given Hindi Cinema some of the most beautiful compositions and unforgettable songs for people like me who grow in that ear of seventies.

Who can ever forget the title song from the movie ‘ankhiyon ke jharokhon se’, or the songs from ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar-1982’, there are many such songs and the list will be much longer to present here.

Here I would also like to add her songs, from a lesser known movie ‘Jhoom Utthaa Aakash-1973’, which I got to listen during 2014-2015 and which I like very much. This movie had some nice songs which didn’t get attention may be because of the movie itself was an obscure movie.

Moreover there are many of her songs from lesser known movies (or which I have yet to listen) and need to bring here on the blog. (We are going to listen to one such lesser known number today).

Unfortunately for Hemlata or for us, as she kept getting offers for singing and she was continuing with them. Forces beyond her control were at work as well.Gradually she was getting side-lined and not getting much offers of singing… many bitter things were to happen in due course of time.

Hemlata left Bollywood in 1999 and settled in Mexico where she is running a ‘music academy’ for teaching music and singing. She has sung nearly five thousand songs in ‘forty’ languages around the world . This information that I came up wiuth while preparing this post left me ‘awe-struck’. She also keeps singing in Non-Film albums later and many accomplishments came to her later …

Today, as we wish her a very ‘happy birthday’ here on the blog. We thank her for the beautiful songs she has given to us and many memories associated with those melodies from the ‘decade of seventies – 1971 to 1980’

Here I will stop mentioning the lines of a song sung by her ‘tu is tarah se meri zindagi mein shaamil hai …’

***

For this post I am presenting a song from the 1979 movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’. I came across this song more than two years ago when I was looking for a Ravindra Jain-Hemlata song.

I guess this movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’ must be an ‘obscure movie’ of its time and it may have been flopped miserably. Neither the movie nor the video of its songs (except couple of songs and few video clips) are available on YT.

“Zakhmon Ke Nishaan-1979” was directed by Diljeet Bagge for ‘V. United, Bombay’. It was produced by M.T. Boxwala. M.K. Baria was his associate. It had Vinod Mehra, Tamanna, Vijay Arora, Ranjeet, Aruna Irani, Padma Khanna, Manmohan Krishna, Purnima, Dhumal, Rajendra Nath, Madan Joshi and Krishan Dhawan, supported by Makhan Singh, Jagdish Raj, Amrit Pal, Rana, Chandu, Pritam Beli, G.S. Assie, Narbadashankar, Dharam Veer Singh, Gopal Bhatnagar, Pratap Desai, Anand, Srivastava, Chowdhary, Aditya Sharma, Raj Anand, Ashok Nimbalkar, Master Dharmendra, Master Sanjay, Master Santosh, Master Jitoo.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shashi Bhushan, whereas the dialogues were written by Madan Joshi. Nand Kumar was the editor for this movie and Sunder Shetty was the associate editor.

This movie had six songs written by Ravindra Jain (four songs) and Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs). Music was composed by Ravindra Jain.

Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Hemlata, Jaspal Singh, Dilraj Kaur, Suresh Wadkar and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 28.11.1979.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs …

The movie makes its debut on the blog today.

Let us now enjoy today’s song thanking Hemlata ji for the wonderful songs and the nostalgia forever …

(Sources – RSTV- ‘Guftagoo with Hemlata’ by Anchor Irfan Part-1 &2, Wikipedia and other articles available on Internet).


Song-Megh tu hi nahin jal barsaaye (Zakhmon Ke Nishaan)(1979) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tu duniyaa se kehtaa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer r r
tu duniyaa se ae kehtaa aa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer
bhed tu apne kholey
main gehri bahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye ae
meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
mere bhi man mein hai sholey
main kaase kahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu oo boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
main gumsum rahoon
ho o o
main gumsum rahoon

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————–
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तू दुनिया से कहता फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर ‘र ‘र
तू दुनिया से ए कहता आ फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर
भेद तू अपने खोले
मैं गहरी बहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
इसलिए आँसू पीती हूँ मैं
जग रोतों की हंसी उड़ायें
मेरे भी मन में है शोले
मैं का से कहूं
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू ऊ बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ


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