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Archive for the ‘joie de vivre’ Category


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Blog Day : 3500 Post No. : 14061

Today is Friday, 16 february 2018. It is just another day. But trust us to find something remarkable even out of seemingly routine matters. Today is a special day for the blog. It is the 3500th day for the blog.

It follows that the blog has seen 34 such occasions in the past as well. But we took notice of such kind of centuries for the first time only last year on 8 november 2017 when it was the 3400th day for the blog.

A quick mental calculation would show that there are 365 days in a year and so ten years have 3650 days (decimal system zindabaad ! 🙂 ). Add two additional days for two leap years. So the blog will turn one decade old or 3652 days old in another 152 days from now, on 19 july 2018 !

Another quick mental calculation would reveal that 3500 x 4= 14000. The blog has 14060 songs posts as of now. So it turns out that the blog is going on at a strike rate of just over four songs a day for 3500 days !

When a blog lasts this long and adds so many articles to it, then one is able to reel off quite a few statistics associated with it. I find that the blog by now has songs from as many as 3835 movies. As many as 1080 of these movies have already been YIPPEED ! So we no longer need to search for any additional songs for these 1080 movies because all of them have already been accounted for.

In the process of discussing songs, many artists have completed their own milestones in the blog. 35 music directors, 28 lyricists and 21 singers have more than one hundred songs each in the blog. Some of them in fact have their songs running into thousands in the blog.

There are a few artists who have almost all their songs covered in the blog. All available songs of K L Saigal, Suraiyya and Sajjad Hussain are showcased in the blog. Artists like Naushad, O P Nayyar, S D Burman, Madan Mohan, Talat Mehmood etc have less than 100 songs each left to be covered in the blog.

The blog is a great example of the power of online collaboration of likeminded individuals. All these individuals are making valuable contributions through their articles, lyrics, comments, suggestions etc. Some of these contributors have completed their own centuries in the blog.

The kind of skill sets that our contributors possess for the cause of HFM can be the envy of many professional set ups. We have contributors who are like research scholars and their original researches in the field of HFM have helped add to the information in the field of HFM.

The thing that pleases me most is the fact that we all feel like a group of people close to each other. Some of us have actually met each other and continue to meet each other from time to time. We have got to know each other quite closely and we often share in the joys and sorrow of each other.

I have a feeling that what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg as far as our work in the field of HFM is concerned. The real extent of the iceberg has not yet been revealed. Lots of valuable background information and statistics pertaining to HFM have been collected during this nearly one decade long journey and that information has not yet appeared in the blog.

On the occasion of the blog touching 3500 days, here is a joie de vivre genre of song from “Shatranj” (1956). This song, the sixth out of eight songs from the movie is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Sheila Vaz and others. The lead pair of Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari are also visible in the picturisatoon as spectators.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. He points out that one line in the audio version differs from the video version. Trust Prakashchandra to be able to differentiate between such fine details. 🙂

Video

Audio


Song-Baaji kahin shahnaai aiyyo jee aiyyoo (Shatranj)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

baaji kahin shehnaayi
aiyyo jee aiyyo
baaji kahin shehnaayi
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
baaji kahin shehnaayi
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo

o o o o
khushiyon ka zamaanaa hai
khushiyon ka zamaanaa hai
ye masti ka samaa hai
khushiyon ka zamaanaa hai
ye masti ka samaa hai
aabaad mohabbat ka mere dil mein jahaan hai
aabaad mohabbat ka mere dil mein jahaan hai
aane lagi angdaayee (video version “Milne ki ghadi aayee”)
aiyyo jee aiyyo
aane lagi angdaayee (video version “Milne ki ghadi aayee”)
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
baaji kahin shehnaayi
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo

uss paar khade tum ho
haa aaa aaa aaa aaa
uss paar khade tum ho
to iss paar khade hum
uss paar khade tum ho
to iss paar khade hum
beete na kahin aisey hi
ye pyaar ka mausam
beete na kahin aisey hi
ye pyaar ka mausam
kehti hai ye tanhaayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
kehti hai ye tanhaayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
baaji kahin shehnaayi
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo
phir yaad teri aayee
aiyyo jee aiyyo

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Blog Day : 3486 Post No. : 14003

“Shor”(1972) was produced and directed by Manoj Kumar for Vishal International Productions Private Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Manoj Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Premnath, Kamini Kaushal, Manorama, Manmohan, Kuljeet, Raj Mehra, Nana Palsikar, Krish Dhawan, Meena T, Shefali, Leena, Asrani, V Gopal, Ram Mohan, Sikandar Khanna, Ranveer Raj, M Masood, Master Avinash, Baby Sushma, Master Rakesh, Master Maruti, Master Satyajeet, with Nanda (special role).

The movie had five songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and sung by five singers.

Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Shor”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as an “expression of love” song on Jaya Bhaduri, with Manoj Kumar also visible in the picturisation.


Song-Shehnaai baje na baje (Shor)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Lyrics

aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm

aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm

gagan pe to taare takraaye
takraaker donon muskaaye
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
chaand le sun li unki baat
ja baithha baadal ke saathh
hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
sun badal ne li angdaayi
boond boond ne baat phailaayi
gagan ki baat dharti pe aayi
kali ne sunli suni sunaayi
kali ne phool ko bhed bataaya
hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
phool ne bulbul ko o samjhaaya
hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
bulbul ne bhanwra bulwaaya
bhanwra gungun karta aaya
maine rok ke use sunaaya
sunaaya
sunaaya
aa aa

ban ke dulhaniya aaj chali hoon
main saajan ke dwaare
shahnaai baje na baje
shehnai baje na baje ae ae
shehnaai baje na baje

na koi mujhko kajra daale
na koi maang sanwaare
na koi mujhko kajra daale
na koi maang sanwaare
na chaahoon main baaje gaaje
na main dhol nakkaare
na koi meri raahen roke
na koi mujhe pukaare
banke dulhaniya aaj chali hoon
main saajan ke dwaare
shehnaai baje na baje ae ae
shehnaai baje na baje ae ae ae
shehnaai baje na baje

aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
munda manney na manney
ghodi saje na saje
ho munda mane na mane
ghodi sajey na sajey
ho doli uthhe na uthhe
mehandi lagey na lagey
na main chaahoon bindiya shindiya
na main taare shaare
kal tak thhe jo gusse shusse
ho gaye jaan se pyaare
banke dulhaniya aaj chali hoon
main saajan ke dwaare
shahnaai
.. .. ..
baje na baje ae ae
shehnaayi baje na baje ae ae ae
shehnaayi baje na baje

aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm
aah hmm hmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म

आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म

गगन पे दो तारे टकराये
टकरा कर दोनों मुसकाए
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
चाँद ने सुन ली उनकी बात
जा बैठा बादल के साथ
हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
सुन बादल ने ली अंगड़ाई
बूंद बूंद ने बात फैलाई
गगन की बात धरती पे आई
कली ने सुन ली सुनी सुनाई
कली ने फूल को भेद बताया
हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
फूल ने बुलबुल को समझाया
हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
बुलबुल ने भँवरा बुलवाया
भँवरा गुन गुन करता आया
मैंने रोक के उसे सुनाया
सुनाया
सुनाया॰॰आ॰॰आ

बनके दुलहनिया आज चली हूँ
मैं साजन के द्वारे
शहनाई बजे ना बजे
शहनाई बजे ना बजे॰॰ए॰॰ए
शहनाई बजे ना बजे

ना कोई मुझको कजरा डाले
ना कोई मांग सँवारे
ना चाहूँ मैं बाजे गाजे
ना मैं ढ़ोल नक्कारे
ना कोई मेरी राहें रोके
ना कोई मुझे पुकारे
बनके दुलहनिया आज चली हूँ
मैं साजन के द्वारे
शहनाई बजे ना बजे॰॰ए॰॰ए
शहनाई बजे ना बजे॰॰ए॰॰ए
शहनाई बजे ना बजे

आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
मुंडा मन्ने ना मन्ने
घोड़ी चढ़े ना चढ़े
हो डोली उठे ना उठे
मेहंदी लगे ना लगे
ना मैं चाहूँ बिंदिया शिंदिया
ना मैं तारे शारे
कल तक थे जो गुस्से शुस्से
हो गए जान से प्यारे
बनके दुलहनिया आज चली हूँ
मैं साजन के द्वारे
शहनाई
॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰
बजे ना बजे॰॰ए॰॰ए
शहनाई बजे ना बजे॰॰ए॰॰ए
शहनाई बजे ना बजे

आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म
आह हम्म हम्म


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Blog Day : 3486 Post No. : 14002

Post number 14000 was written by Sudhir Ji on 1 february 2018. In that post, he made several interesting observations and he wanted my take on them. I will try to cover those points and make some points of my own.

While brieflyly discussing the previous thousandth posts, Sudhir Ji made this observation:

The 1K post

He did write that he expects the blog to go from “strength to strength” and that he would “. . .add many more thousands of songs […] in the times to come”. So this is one question I would like Atul ji to respond to specifically – was his expectations that we shall reach, where we have reached today, and still going strong??

It was 30 march 2009 when this 1000th post was published. That was nine years ago. The world was a very different place from what it has become now. I was based at Jabalpur and I hoped to stay there in future as well. I was happily settled there. It turned out that got transferred to another state in a few months time. If I was not able to foresee what was going to happen in a few months time, then how was I going to see into the future of the blog. 🙂

I was then like a batsman who worries about where his next run is going to come from. By that time, I had worked out my standard strategy of posting 6 songs daily for three days followed by seven songs on the fourth day thus adding 25 songs every four day. Repeating the same process four times, that would give me 100 songs in 16 days. So I was happily clocking 100 songs every 16 days. Those were simple days when we had not thought about “debutant” movies, “YIPPEE” movies etc. Even the concept of contributions by regulars had not taken shape. We did not have the team of contributors that we now have. I did not even have my pets at that time that have become such an important part of my life for the last six- seven years.

The pages about list of songs that we take for granted now a days were not there at that time the 1000th post was published. The “yearwise list of songs” was introduced seven days later, on 6 april 2009, followed by “moviewise list of songs” on 19 april 2009.

Very few songs were covered till then, so deciding upon “new” songs to cover was quite simple and easy those days. I was able to cover my six to seven song a day fairly comfortably, by the first half of the day itself.

No, I never thought at that time that the blog would one day have 14000 songs in it. At that time, I thought that I would run out of songs to cover after I had covered around 2500 songs. 🙂

Song post number 2000 was a rail song posted on 27 september 2009. The blog by now has 90 rail songs. I still have at least one great rail song up my sleeve. It is lying in the drafts for last seven years. It is a kind of song that may be used for a future thousandth song.

The “music directorwise list of songs” was introduced on 3 november 2009 and thus the three important song lists were put in place a little after the posting of the 2000th song in the blog.

There has been this demand for singerwise list of songs as well. Even that may come up, if I could persuade myself to do that. 🙂

As far as Raja’s tendency to enrich English dictionary with words like ‘mind-bloggling’, ‘gangout’, etc is concerned, let me assure our readers that Raja has been at it even before this blog began. We have been together in a cricket forum since 2005 and it was then and there that he had coined a term called “Atulism” for my kind of humour. He seems to have inspired others in the blog and now we find others too coining terms like “YIPPEE”, “Atulites” etc. 🙂

Raja had written the writeups for the 3000th and 4000th posts in the blog. These two posts also happened to be the thousandth posts of Lata and Rafi respectively.

5000th post was unprecedented for the blog for the levels of planning that it involved. It too combined an artist’s personal milestone with blog milestone, but the artist was far lesser known that Lata and Rafi. This less known artist, viz Bulo C Rani, was the composer of the iconic qawwali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne“. This song was a long pending “farmaish” by many people.

The planning for this post began by the time the blog had around 4700 songs in it. Bulo C Rani was only on 21 songs at that time. His songs (most of them obscure) began to be posted in the blog with suspicious regularity and his 100th post coincided with the 5000th song in the blog on 13 november 2011.

This date, 13 november became an important date as far as thousandth posts for this blog are concerned. It was exactly one year later on 13 november 2012 saw the 7000th song being posted, though at that time this coincidence went unnoticed. It was only while we were planning for 9000th post that we realised that 13 november 2011 and 2012 had seen posting of 5000th and 7000th posts. So we went into an overdrive to ensure that the 9000th post was published on 13 november 2013.

The above observations also mean that the blog was covering 2000 songs per year from 2011 to 2013. This led to the blog achieving its peak strike rate of 4.63 songs per day when the 9000th post was published on 13 november 2013. Had we maintained this rate till today (2 february 2018), we would be on 16140 instead on 14000 !

We were unable to maintain that rate and we have fallen to a rate barely above 4 songs per day. But the fact that the blog still adds “new” songs daily (albeit at a lower rate) without fail means that we are going on and on and adding more songs.

Preparation for the 10000th song was quite a remarkable exercise involving tremendous teamwork and planning for nearly three weeks. All regulars of the blog wrote articles and they themselves were introduced through articles written by other regulars. That mega exercise then culminated into the posting of the 10000 th song that rewrote HFM history. The behind the story tales of the preparations and waiting for the 10000th post are fond memories that are still fresh in the minds of regulars despite the passage of more than three years.

The way the blog has evolved with time is something that neither I nor others would have visualised in the past. We nowadays interact online on whatsapp, email, facebook, phone etc. We have had several togethers, inadvertently coined “gangout” by Raja. They are in addition to bilateral meetings, of course.

I have attended just one “gangout” in December 2014 at Mumbai, which has been my only such meeting so far. I have had meetings with some regulars at Delhi, Nagpur, Lucknow etc as well.

The interactions with other regulars have led to several ideas that have been implemented in the blog. The list of songs (yearwise, moviewise, MD wise) were introduced as results of suggestions by Raja. The concept of YIPPEE movies came from Pradeep Raghunathan. Covering missing movies in the blog was an idea that came from Khyati Bhatt.

HFM related statistics that are available online (if any) are nowhere in the same league as cricket related statistics. I dream of the day when we will be able to have authentic statistics for artists the way we have authentic statistics from cricketers. Unlike cricket, where records are kept thanks to the British legacy of discipline in cricket, Indians have failed to keep authentic records of their history, including HFM history. Still, there are some diehard HFM fans, and some of them are our own regulars, who are helping collect hard to find details of HFM and putting them in one place for easy reference. We in this blog have covered all the available songs of KL Saigal and Suraiyya, and we are just a few songs short for artists like Naushad, SD Burman, OP Nayyar etc. Even in case of Rafi and Lata, we have already covered nearly 60 % of all their songs.

Whenever we post century (or thousandth) post of an artist, we try to give moviewise breakups of all their songs. For instance, I have given such breakups for Suraiyya, Rajinder Krishan, Naushad, OP Nayyar etc. My plan is to give such breakups for all artists who have more than 100 songs in the blog. That would be extremely useful statistical exercise in the field of HFM. So keep watching the blog in future when we add statistics for all major HFM artists.

We in this blog are extremely strong when it comes to making resolutions and sticking to them. We are more than one month into 2018 and we have managed to live up to the new year blog resolutions for 2018 so far. Even today (2 February 2018), the “debutant” movie (number 3820) has been introduced. So it is time now to introduce the YIPPEE movie of the day.

The YIPPEE movie of the day is ‘Geet Gaata Chal’ (1975). This movie was directed by Hiren Nag for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. This movie had Sachi, Sarika, Khyati (new discovey), Madan Puri, Manhar desai, Agha, Dhumal, Sundar, V Gopal, CS Dube, Madhup Sharma, Pardesi, Jugnu, Sriram, Surendra Singh, Prakash Mishra, Imtiaz Pathan, Junior Mehmood, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Minu Mahtab, Saroj Borkar, Padma Khanna etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the blog. Following are the details:

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Shyam teri bansi pukaare Radha naam 37 24-Aug-08
Shyam abhimaani o shyaam abhimaani 6415 10-Aug-12
Main wahi darpan wahi 7578 28-Feb-13
Ho mohey chhota mila re bhartaar jawaani kaise katey 9548 10-Mar-14
Kar gaya Kaanha milan ka waada 10560 5-Dec-14
Geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal 12112 20-Jun-2016
Bachpan har gham se begaana hota hai 13857 2-Jan-2018
Mangal bhawan amangal haari 13997 1-Feb-2018

Here is the ninth and final song from this movie. This final song is a joie de vivre bailgaadi song where Sachin is seen joyously lip syncing this song while moving ever so slowly on a bullock cart, with Sarika too as a co passenger. They would take frequent breaks enroute showing that they were enjoying the journey rather than thinking about the destination. this archtypical Rajshree Production kind of bailgaadi songs were used in some subsequent Rajshree Productions movie as well. The most memorable to such bailgaadi song was Kaun disaa mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa from “Nadiya Ke Paar”(1982).

The song is sung by Jaspal Singh. Ravindra Jain is the lyricist as well as music director.

With this song, ‘Geet Gaata Chal’ (1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan (Geet Gaata Chal)(1975) Singer-Jaspal Singh, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

dharti meri maata pita aasmaan
o dharti meri maata pita aasmaan
mujhko to apna sa laage saara jahaan
dharti meri maata pita aasmaan

oonche oonche parwaton ki baadalon se hode
oonche oonche parwaton ki baadalon se hode
nadiya bahe re saare bandhanon ko tod
phoolo ki hansi mein basi hai meri jan
mujhko to apna sa lage saara jahaan
dharti meri maata pita aasmaan

yoon to meri ankhiyon ne dekhe kayi rang
yoon to meri ankhiyon ne dekhe kayi rang
man ko na bandha maine kisi ke bhi sang
jal ke oopar tairoon main hans ke samaan
mujhko to apna sa laage saara jahaan
dharti meri maata pita aasmaan
mujhko to apna sa laage saara jahaan
dharti meri maata pita aasmaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान
ओ धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान
मुझको तो अपना सा लागे सारा जहान
धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान

ऊंचे ऊंचे पर्वतों कि बादलों से होड़
ऊंचे ऊंचे पर्वतों कि बादलों से होड़
नदिया बहे रे सारे बंधनों को तोड़
फूलों कि हँसी में बसी है मेरी जान
मुझको तो अपना सा लागे सारा जहान
धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान

यूँ तो मेरी अंखियों ने
देखे कई रंग
यूँ तो मेरी अंखियों ने
देखे कई रंग
मन को ना बाँधा मैंने
किसी के भी संग
जल के ऊपर तैरूँ
मैं हंस के समान
मुझको तो अपना सा लागे सारा जहान
धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान
मुझको तो अपना सा लागे सारा जहान
धरती मेरी माता पिता आसमान


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


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Blog Day : 3469 Post No. : 13928

The New Year according to Gregorian Calendar started 16 days ago on 1 january 2018. Like most people, we too made new year resolutions. Unlike most people, our new year resolutions of posting one “debutant” song and one “YIPPEE” song daily is still being followed regularly.

Day before yesterday (14 january 2018) was Makar Sakranti and that marked the beginning of another new year, viz Hindu new year. Why we should not make new year resolutions on this occasion as well. In our case, we can resolve to continue our new year resolutions of Gregorian calendar new year. 🙂

The commencement of Hindu new year coincided with the blog clocking one crore (ten millions) visitors to the blog. Is it a coincidence that it happened on this day ! Or is it divine scheme of things. The blog began just under ten years ago on 19 july 2008. Why this date and no other day ? It was much later (in fact only in 2017) that I realised that the Hindu month of Shrawan had started on 19 july 2008, which traditionally provided the most number of songs to HFM. So, I feel that the same divine scheme of things were being played out and implemented at that time as well.

That is not all. Much later, we posted out song post number 11111, which discussed a special song that had voices of four legendary singers. When Sudhir Ji, the author of that wrteup looked back at the blog posts number 1, 11, 111 and 1111, he discovered an amazing pattern. These four songs were solo songs sung by the same four singers, and in the same order in which they lend their voices in the song post number 11111 !

That is not all. I have noticed coincidences involving me that are even more amazing, and they are not limited to this blog. I have shared one amazing coincidence with my friends (including some in this blog as well) that will convince people that these coincidences are some grander scheme of things planned by higher forces. 🙂

Coming to my observations that we need to reiterate our new year resolutions (Gregorian calender version) on new year (Hindu calender version) as well. On the first day of this year (viz Yesterday 15 january 2018), only the first half of the half the resolution (viz posting a debutant song for the day) was fulfilled till late in the night. Sudhir Ji had posted a “debutant” post for the day. I had noticed that he had planned for a “YIPPEE” post as well. But seeing that the “debutant” post had appeared so late, I was afraid that it might become a race against time to fully fulfil the new year resolution. So I decided to lend a helping hand to Sudhir Ji. I prepared this “YIPPEE” writeup and I decided to post it in case Sudhir Ji was strapped for time (which he certainly is these days).

Fortunately, I found that Sudhir Ji succeeded in posting the YIPPEE writeup just in the nick of time yesterday night, and it was that rollicking title song of “China Town”(1962), viz. Rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzaar China Town.

So the song that I had kept as the backup YIPPEE song was not required.

Today (16 january 2018), we find ourself in the same situation as yesterday. The “debutant” movie of the day was done and dusted with first thing in the morning by Sudhir Ji. Sudhir Ji then asked me for the list of YIPPiable movies, aiming to post the YIPPEE movie of today as well, while I concentrated on the O P Nayyar tribute post.

After the O P Nayyar tribute post was published late, I found that Sudhir Ji has prepared for the YIPPEE song of the day, and it was a song that was not available online as far as I can tell. But like last night, we are against racing against time and I do not find Sudhir Ji at the keyboard right now. So I feel that I need to step in and publish the backup YIPPEE song that I had prepared yesterday. That way, Sudhir Ji can publish his YIPPEE article on the next day.

The song that I have in mind is from “Khazaana”(1951). It is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

This song, the eighth and final song from “Khazaana”(1951) is a “joie de vivre” song sung on a moonlit night by a lady in love. This must have been the brief by the music director to the lyricist and what superb lyrics Rajinder Krishan comes up with. And the rendering of this song is divine. After listening to the honey like voice of Lata, I would not like to listen to this voice in any other voice. This is inspired singing at its peak.

“Khazaana”(1951) was produced by Bakshi Jang Bahadur and directed by M Sadiq for Bakshi Brothers, Bombay. This movie had Madhubala, Nasir Khan, Gope, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Ramesh Thakur, Gujri, Abbas etc. in it.

So going by the cast, it is clear that this song was picturised on Madhubala. Lata singing and Madhubala lip syncing. It would have been a sight for the eyes if the video was available. But it seems that only the audio of this song is available and that too has ended up becoming an obscure song with time. The song deserves to be much better known among music lovers. It is an archtypical “chhaayaageet” song, best heard at night time, with majority of people fast asleep in the comforts of their “razaai”. 🙂

With this song, “Khazaana”(1951) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song – Soyi soyi chaandni hai khoyi khoyi raat hai (Khazaana)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai

gori gori chaandni mein jiya madhosh hai
ae ae ae ae
hmm hmm hmm
gori gori chaandni mein jiya madhosh hai
tum mere paas ho
tum mere paas ho
bas itna hi hosh hai
itna hi hosh hai
dil mein khushi
dheemi ?? barsaat hai
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai

jhuki jhuki ankhiyan mein man ki tarang hai
ae ae ae ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm
jhuki jhuki ankhiyan mein man ki tarang hai
masti mein jhoom raha
masti mein jhoom raha mera ang ang hai
mera ang ang hai
duniya na jaane sainyya
teri meri baat hai
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai


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


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“Saudaagar”(1951) was produced by S V Moongre and directed by M I Dharmsey for West Hind Pictures, Bombay. The movie had, Rehana, Naseer Khan, Suraiyya Choudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Balam, K N Singh etc in it.

This movie had ten songs in it that were sung by six singers, penned by three lyricists and composed by two music directors.

Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Saudaagar”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of this joie de vivre song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Rehana.

I think that this is a nice joyous song just appropriate for the first day of the week, first day of the month and first day of the year that today (1 january 2018) happens to be. I take this opportunity to greet everyone a very happy new year 2018.


Song-Main hoon kali teri tu hai bhanwar mera (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

main hoon kali teri
tu hai bhanwar mera
main hoon nazar teri
tu hai jigar mera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli guli gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli guli gulera

(aa aa aa
aa aa aa)

nayi zindagi hai
nayi hai kahaani
roop se galey mili aake jawaani
kunjon ki chhaaya mein raat chhupi hai
daane daane mein khila hai sawera
khila hai sawera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli guli gulera

dulha chaman ho
dulhan bahaar ho
dulhan bahaar ho
dulhan bahaar ho
dulhan bahaar ho
dulhan bahaar ho
dulhan bahaar ho

phoolon ke rangon ka
chhitka huaa pyaar ho
chhitka huaa pyaar ho
chhitka huaa pyaar hai
chhitka huaa pyaar hai
chhitka huaa pyaar hai
chhitka huaa pyaar hai

saanson ki galiyon mein komal si kaliyon mein
nikle hain do dil basaane basera
basaane basera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli guli gulera

main hoon kali teri
tu hai bhanwar mera
main hoon nazar teri
tu hai jigar mera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli gulera gulera
guli guli gulera


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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