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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:

4449 Post No. : 15908

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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 85
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Atul ji has rightly mentioned in his post regarding BTYC posts coming up regularly, having taken precedence over other projects in the process. I think, on the other hand it is also helping bring movies bring closer to ‘Yippeeee’ and also helping movies getting noticed after an interval of couple or few years where the movies earlier were having some songs posted and took a back-seat thereafter without any reason.

In some cases where many movies made their debut ten years ago and were forgotten thereafter after getting only one song posted, the ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ has been like a ‘boon’ for them. In turn it also gives a chance to readers to visit the songs of movie like these and recall their songs which were played then and also recall some fond memories if any.

Consider the case of one of the two movies due for ‘BTYC’ today – ‘Mahaan-1983’ which made its debut on the blog ten years back and so far, has only one song posted on the blog.

Let us have a look on the six songs posted on the blog ten years back on this day on
22.09.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Raaton ki neend chheen lee aankhon ke intezaar ne Shokhiyaan-1951 All Songs covered
Teri kaafir nigaah kar gayi dil ko tabaah Miss Coca Cola-1955 All Songs covered
Yaad karoon tori batiyaan Mr Lambu-1956 All Songs covered
Tum aur ham bhool ke gham Fashion-1957 06 songs posted
Mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main Aaj Aur Kal-1963 All Songs covered
Jidhar dekhoon teri tasweer nazar aati hai Mahaan-1983 01 song posted

‘Mahaan-1983’ had some good songs like the one ‘Jidhar dekhoon teri tasweer nazar aati hai’ already posted on the blog and ‘pyaar mein dil pe maar de goli’ being the most popular song from the movie. ‘Ye din to aata hai ek din jawaani mein’ sung by Pancham and Asha Bhonsle was the other song frequently played and like then.

Music for ‘Mahaan-1983’ was composed by R.D. Burman.

I had not watched this movie then and have not watched it so far, so can’t say much about the movie.

When I noticed that this movie was due for BTYC today I went through its songs and I have selected one other song (which required more time from me to complete the ‘baat’:) ), but then noticed this lesser heard (I don’t remember to have heard this song earlier) song sung by Kishore Kumar and have selected this song for today’s presentation.

The song is lip-synced on screen by Amitabh Bachchan and also seen in picturization of the song is Zeenat Aman and also seen is a Puppet (of Ramdas Padhye the famous ventriloquist, I guess I am correct) with them.

‘Mahaan-1983’ had total seven songs in it all written by Anjaan and composed by R.D. Burman.

So far, only one song from ‘Mahaan-1983’ have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Jidhar dekhoon teri tasweer nazar aati hai 22.09.2010

I am not giving details about the movie and other songs too, and holding them for a detailed post with other song of the movie to be presented in the future on the blog.

(Unlike the song which finishes ‘aadhi baat’ I am not completing my ‘baat’ here)

Let us now enjoy today’s song from this movie. 🙂

(Lyrics noted are as per audio link which has three stanzas whereas the video link doesn’t have the second stanza as given in the audio link.)

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Aadhi baat ho chuki tu aadhi baat kar le (Mahaan)(1983) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ae
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley ae
arey
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley ae
aaj ki is raat ko
suhaag raat kar ley
bhar le mere pyaar se ae
bhar le mere pyaar se
tu sooni maang bhar le ae ae
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley ae
aaj ki is raat ko
suhaag raat kar ley ae

(waah guru waah, phansaa diyaa na
arey chup, chal bhaag yahaan se)

aisi haseenaa haath na aayi
to marr jaaungaa aa
marr bhi gayaa to khudaa ko kaise
munh dikhlaaungaa aa aa
aisi haseenaa haath na aayi
to marr jaaungaa aa
marr bhi gayaa to khudaa ko kaise
munh dikhlaaungaa
chaahe aankh dikhaa
chalegaa
chaahe shor machaa
daudegaa
chaahe aankh dikhaa
chaahe shor machaa
main baaz na aaungaa aa
arey aajaa meri baanhon mein
aajaa meri baanhon mein
tu pyaar se sanwar le ae ae
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley ae
aaj ki is raat ko
suhaag raat kar ley ae

kamre mein hai do pyaase dil
aur dawajjaa band
sej saji hai
saji hai dulhan
hai taqdeer buland
kamre mein hai do pyaase dil
aur dawajjaa band
sej saji hai
saji hai dulhan
hai taqdeer buland
ek pal mein usey
haasil kar loon
ek pal mein usey
haasil kar loon
dil kar le jise pasand
pyaar ki rangeen raahon se ae
pyaar ki rangeen raahon se
ek baar to guzar le ae
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley ae
aaj ki is raat ko
suhaag raat kar ley ae

(undeciphered dialogues)

pyaar se tujhko nafrat hai
aa tujhko sikhaa doon pyaar
pyaar se jab tak sanwar na jaaye
husn hai ye bekaar
pyaar se tujhko nafrat hai
aa tujhko sikhaa doon pyaar
pyaar se jab tak sanwar na jaaye
husn hai ye bekaar
is pyaar mein jo o o
dil doob gayaa aa
is pyaar mein jo
dil doob gayaa a
wo doob ke ho gayaa paar
prem gangaa doob ke
har har gange ae
prem ganga doob ke
ye paar to utar le ae ae
aadhi baat ho chuki
tu aadhi baat kar ley
aaj ki is raat ko
jai om mangalam
sarv mangalam
shubh vivaah sampanam
putra praapti sampanam
suhaag raat kar ley …


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Blog Day :

4434 Post No. : 15870

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 72
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This day ten years ago (7 september 2010) saw six songs being covered in the blog. The first song was posted at 7 :30 AM whereas the sixth and final song was covered at 9:42 AM.

Here are the details of those six songs:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kyun yaad aa rahe hain guzre huye zamaane Anmol Ghadi-1946 All songs covered
Ye raat suhaani raat nahin Dil E Naadaan-1953 All songs covered
Meri veena tum bin roye Dekh Kabira Roya-1957 All songs covered
Main apne aap se ghabraa gayaa hoon Bindiya-1960 All songs covered
Gardish mein hon taare naa ghabraanaa pyaare Reshmi Roomaal-1961 All songs covered
Tu mera ho gaya main teri ho gayi Khoon Pasinaa-1977 01 song posted

The first five movies whose songs were discussed ten years ago, have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with only one movie, namely “Khoon Paseena”(1977) which can be taken up today (7 september 2020) under “Blog Ten Year Challenge”.

“Khoon Paseenaa”(1977) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago. That song remains the only song from the discussed in the blog have been posted on the blog. That song was :-

Song Posted On
Tu mera ho gaya main teri ho gayi 07.09.2010

That article was written by an Amitabh Bachchan Rekha fan extraordinaire Santosh Ojha, who those days used to contribute some fantastic aricles in this blog, in addition to writing some wonderful articles in his own blog as well.

The song that appears today is the title song cum theme song of the movie. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and chorus. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is lip synced on screen by Amitabh Bachchan in an archtypically Amitabh Bachcahn style. Rekha, Nirupa Roy, Aruna Irani , Asrani and many others can also be seen in the picturization of this song.

This song, a popular song of those days stood at 30th position in that year’s Binaca Geetmala finals..

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, Kishore Kumar now has 1200 songs in the blog as a playback singer.

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-Khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge (Khoon Paseena)(1977) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics(as per audio link) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

haan aa aa
suno suno o
apney kaanon mein tel daal kar suno o
ke bandaa apne pyaaron ko aadaab bajaa laataa hai
apni ammaa aur
apni joru ke sar pe haath rakh ke
apni qasam dohraataa hai
kyaa aa

ye
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
arey khoon pasine ki jo milegi to khaayenge
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge
daulat haraam ki ee
naa naa aa
hai ye kis kaam ki ee
haan haan aa
daulat haraam ki
hai ye kis kaam ki
khaa lo qasam isey
haath naa lagaayenge
haath naa lagaayenge
haath naa lagaayenge

arey khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge ae

hey ae ae ae
seth karodimal ki biwi
ek raat ye boli ee
neend nahin kyun aati tumko
binaa neend ki goli ee
haan
binaa neend ki goli
hey ae
kahey kya seth karodi
hu hu
kamaa ke kaudi kaudi
hu hu
haraam ki daulat jodi ee
magar lagti thhi thhodi
magar lagti thhi thhodi

khul gayi chor bazaari
arey lut gayi daulat saari
seth bhi andar
maal bhi andar
donon naa bach paayenge
jaise seth maraa hai waise
saare maare jaayenge
saare maare jaayenge
saare maare jaayenge

arey isi liye to kehtaa hoon pyaaron o
ke khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge ae

hey ae ae ae
auron ka haq loot ke khaataa
thha ek gundaa naami ee
hukam chalaata thha sab par wo
sab karte thhe ghulaami ee
haan
sab karte thhe ghulaami ee

chadhaa rehtaa thha paaraa aa
shahar dartaa thha saaraa
magar maaraa maari ne ae
usey kis mod pe maaraa aa
usey kis mod pe maaraa aa
huaa jo MISA zaari
akad wo tooti saari
to zaalim andar
josh bhi andar
hosh thhikaane aayenge
jaise maaraa gayaa wo zaalim
saare maare jaayenge ae
saare maare jaayenge
saare maare jaayenge

arey isi liye to kehtaa hoon pyaaron o
ke khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge ae
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge ae

ye daulat hai beemaari ee
haan haan haan haan
hai laanat chor bazaari
haan haan haan haan
ye daulat hai beemaari
hai laanat chor bazaari
arey chhod do maaraa maari
aur phenk do chhuri qataari ee
haan aa
phenk do chhuri qataari ee
haan haan
phenk do chhuri qataari ee

mohabbat naam hai jiska aa
wahi to cheez hai pyaari
pyaar se jeet dilon ko
sabhi se kar le yaari ee
sabhi se kar le yaari
mehnat ki jo rookhi sookhi miley
baant ke khayenge ae
agar karenge jhagdaa pyaare
saare maare jaayenge
saare maare jaayenge ae

isi liye to kehtaa hoon pyaaron o
ke khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge ae
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge ae
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge ae
nahin to yaaron ham
bhookhe hi so jaayenge ae

daulat haraam ki ee
naa naa aa
hai ye kis kaam ki ee
haan haan aa
daulat haraam ki
hai ye kis kaam ki
khaalo qasam isey
haath naa lagaayenge ae
haath naa lagaayenge
haath naa lagaayenge
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge

shaabaash …
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge
khoon paseene ki jo milegi to khaayenge


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.

Blog Day :

4400 Post No. : 15781 Movie Count :

4347

Remembering Kishore Kumar on his 91st Birth Anniversary :

teri gali main aata sanam
naghma wafa ka gaata sanam
tujhse suna na jaata sanam
phir aa jidhar aaya hoon magar
ye kehne main deewaana
khatm bas aaj ye wehshat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi
mere mehboob

Abhas Kumar Ganguly (born 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987), became the famed Kishore Kumar of Hindi film world. Being a Bengali but born and brought up in hindi heartland and settling down to work in Bombay film industry to follow the footsteps of big brother, must have helped form a cosmopolitan outlook in his attitudes. I have just read the Wikipedia page on Kishore Kumar and found it enlightening in many ways. Some of the eccentric behavior described in the page, are funny and not so funny at the same time.

Reading the detailed page has confirmed many of my conceptions about Kishore Kumar. Chief among them being the fact that S. D. Burman, had a great role to play in shaping him as a super playback singer. For a long time through 50’s and 60’s it is apparent that he only ever gave playback for Dev Anand. He was making films, acting as hero and character roles, singing for himself, composing songs for his own films etc. etc. 50’s and 60’s were the most productive decades for Dev Anand, but he was singing songs on screen with the total range of singers, Rafi, Kishore, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood and even Mukesh. If Manna De also sang for Dev Anand during this time, I don’t know off hand. Even in Navketan films, the songs were divided among Rafi and Kishore, a few were by Hemant Kumar too early on. So it is understandable that 70’s and early 80’s is Kishore Kumar’s most productive period, after he was convinced by RDB to seriously concentrate on playback singing. Even than he was reportedly choosy about the actors for whom he sang.

Kishore Kumar also has a distinction of being the singing star and having enjoyed playback by Rafi Sahab. Only other singer to have this distinction is G. M. Durrani.

Some of the sad melancholy songs of Kishore Kumar are my favourite sad songs which I have listed in another post. The above quoted song “mere Mehboobqayamathogi” is one such song, the lyrics of which were written in a book of songs I used to keep in my childhood.

I had short listed the solo from “Sanam Teri Qasam” – Sheeshe ke gharon mein dekho to patthar dil wale baste hain”, but I found that song a bit depressing. So I shifted to another happy sounding song.

I am presenting this peppy, feel good song from the film “Bezubaan”(1982). It’s a party song, where Shashi Kapoor is singing in praise of his wife Reena Roy and counting his blessings. It is a solo song by Kishore Kumar, witten by Ravindra Rawal and composers are Raam-Laxman. The entire cast of the film is present in this gathering. The party is moving from indoors to outdoors and indoors again while Shashi Kapoor is so shaky and imbalanced with happiness keeps falling down and dropping things 🙂 🙂 . The details of the film are available on imdb site. The songs were quite good in this film especially the song “harek jeewan hai ek kahaani par ye sachchayi sab ne na jaani”, story- telling solo by Lata Mangeshkar.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Tere jaisa koi khoobsoorat nahin (Bezubaan)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Ravindra Rawal, MD-Raam-Laxman

Lyrics(As per audio)

Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin
Ye mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Sooraj chaand taare gagan ke
Jaise raushni dene chamke
Yoon hi teri bindiya ke dam se
Meri duniya din raat damke
Sooraj chaand taare gagan ke
Jaise roshni dene chamke
Yunhi teri bindiya ke dam se
Meri duniya din raat damke
Tere hansne se achcha mahurat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Main bhi aaj yeh maanta hoon
Kal tak jo yeh duniyaa thhi kehti
Jag mein har safal aadmi ke
Peechhe ek aurat hai rehti
Main bhi aaj yeh maanta hoon
Kal tak jo yeh duniyaa thhi kehti
Jag mein har safal aadmi ke
Peechhe ek aurat hai rehti
Munh chhupaane ki koyi zaroorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin

Kitna mujhe tujhpe yaqeen hai
Hamdam tujhe kehna hai mushkil
Itna tujhe kehta hoon bas main
Tujh bin zinda rehna hai mushkil
Kitna mujhe tujh pe yaqeen hai
Hamdam tujhe kehna hai mushkil
Itna tujhe kehta hoon bas main
Tujh bin zinda rehna hai mushkil
Nainon mein bin tere koyi moorat nahin
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin
Ye mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
mera chhota sa jahaan
Aisa swarg hai kahaan
Tere jaisa koyi khoobsoorat nahin
Mere jaisa koyi khushqismat nahin


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 :

4400 Post No. : 15780 Movie Count :

4346

Hullo Atuldom

4th August. A day that is important for Kishore Kumar fans. He would have 91.

Almost as a ritual all channels will show some movie were we see the best side of KK. His wonderful singing, his comic timing. His weird dancing. We will be treated to either Padosan or Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi or any other popular movie. But we in this blog are unique, in the sense we dig out a new song for every occasion/ post. We also strive to find a different facet of the artist.

I had done a similar thing. I had written a full post and was taking down the lyrics of the song I had zeroed in on. For some reason I visited the blog’s “List of songs-moviewise” tab and searched for my selected song. And what do I find!!?? The song which I thought was not yet on the blog was already posted, only under a different movie. Which song was this? It was this song. I always thought it belonged to another famous movie. I wrote out everything about that song and then discovered the above link.

But there is nothing to worry. We still have a large library of songs to choose from. So here is a new song. New by the standards of this blog. I don’t know which was the last song of Kishore Kumar under Shankar-Jaikishen baton that was posted on this blog. Let us have one today.

“Chorni” (1981) was directed by Jyoti Swaroop and starred Neetu Singh with Jeetendra. The movie was about how a young maid (Neetu Singh) is exploited and harassed by the spoilt son of the family that has employed her. How, when she tries to save herself, she is framed and accused of being a thief. She is sent to a juvenile home and on coming out she is a changed person. But the judge (Dr. Shreeram Lagoo) who had sent her to the juvenile home takes her home to try and change her back into the loving soul that she was. The general physician (Jeetendra) of the judge’s family takes it on himself to groom her too and in the process falls in love. Today’s song is the doctor voicing his love to the girl.

This was one of the last movies with Shankar Jaikishan’s music I suppose. The song has all the elements of a S-J song, and could have been a tune that they would have used for a Shammi Kapoor song. Specially the closing of the song. It was written by Shailendra. This song is having Kishore Kumar giving playback to Jeetendra who is wooing a sweet and simple Neetu Singh. “Chorni” makes its debut on the blog on the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s 91st birthday.

My accomplishment in this post is I have managed to find a song where Kishore Kumar is not giving playback to Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan or Dev Anand and it is not by the standard team of Anand Bakshi- R.D.Burman or Laxmikant Pyarelal. Another achivement is I haven’t mentioned any known facts about KK- his birthplace, birth-name or lineage.

Remembering the singer behind many successful actors.

Ed notes: According to HFGK part 6, the lyricists of “Chprni”(181) were Shailly Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri, Veerendra and Singaar. Singaar is the lyricist of this song.

Video

Audio

Song-Dekha hai tumhen kahin na kahin (Chorni)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Singaar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

haay
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
arre dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin

kabhi tum humaare
kabhi tum humaare
khayaalon mein sharma rahi thhi
kabhi aasmaan ke sitaaron mein lehra rahi thhi
yeh jalwa
yeh nakhra
yeh jalwa yeh nakhra
inhen khoob main jaanta hoon
inhen zindagi maanta hoon
dekha hai tumhein kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
arre dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin

mile thhe
yahin par
mile thhe yahin par
laga ke gale se gale hum
khile phool banke inhin baadalon ke tale hum
humaara
tumhaara
humaara tumhaara
yeh sadiyon puraana hai bandhan
kahe jhoom ke dil ki dhadkan
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan
yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein
kahin na kahin
lekin kahaan yaad aata nahin
karta raha jiska main intezaar
kaho ke kahin tum wahi toh nahin
dekha hai tumhein kahin na kahin


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 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 :

4400 Post No. : 15779

Less than a week ago, we were commemorating the death anniversary of Rafisaab on this blog. And here we are today to discuss another singing legend, this time on his birth anniversary. Of course, it’s none other than Kishore Kumar, another much-loved personality in the Hindi film industry.

As I said in my recent post on Rafisaab, I am a huge Rafisaab fan. But that doesn’t mean I’m not fond of Kishore Kumar.

I know some people have this “Rafi or Kishore” binary, but, thankfully for me, I don’t. I absolutely love both of them, and refuse to play one against the other. Why would one do that?

We’re extremely lucky to have had both singers in the industry. Why would we pick one, and exclude the other? Are our hearts so small? Is our love for music so narrow?

I, for one, thoroughly enjoy listening to both of them – and do listen a lot to both.

But today is Kishore da’s day, so the rest of this post is about him.

To call Kishore da a singing legend is absolutely true. But to call him only a singing legend doesn’t do justice to him at all.

Kishore da was an all-rounder par excellence – actor, director, producer, composer, writer, in addition to being a singing legend. So in a way, if I might very loosely use a cricketing analogy, he was Sir Garry Sobers to Rafisaab’s Bradman. 🙂 Bradman is considered the greatest batsman ever, whereas Sobers is considered the greatest all-rounder ever.

As with Rafisaab, I’ve written several posts here on Kishore da too. For me, he was an essential part of my pre-teen, and teen years, when he absolutely reigned. And from then, right till his death in 1987, he was the numero uno male singer in terms of popularity.

Much of my early musical experiences invariably had Kishore Kumar in them. It’s not like one had much of a choice in the 1970s – if you were listening to current songs, or watching current movies, you almost HAD to listen to Kishore songs. 🙂

I grew up in that atmosphere, and knew most Kishore songs of that era by heart. All three stanzas, if there were three.

Many of the hit movies at that time were Rajesh Khanna’s, but Kishore Kumar songs were big hits even in non-Rajesh films. Songs like “teri duniya se”, “dekha na haaye re”, “musafir hoon yaaron”, “ye jeevan hai”, “meri bheegi bheegi si”, “geet gaata hoon main” and many more. As I said, he just ruled at that time, so the actor in the film didn’t even matter.

Almost every one of my classmates in school was a Kishore fan, with the exception of one, who was a KL Saigal fan. In fact I first heard of KL Saigal only from him.

I too joined the bandwagon – and in the lunch break, we’d have a quick lunch and sing songs. Mostly Kishore, of course.

In those days, I had this habit of having ONE favourite song which I’d sing non-stop for a few days. It could be for 3-4 days, or a week or even 2 weeks. But I’d sing it non-stop, probably to the annoyance of others around me. 🙂

Again they were mostly Kishore songs.

I distinctly remember “jaane jaa, dhoondhta phir raha”, “chala jaata hoon”, “o mere dil ke chain”, “aadmi jo kehta hai” and “tere bina zindagi se koi”, though there were many more.

So now, when I have SO many fond musical memories of Kishore Kumar of those days, how can I POSSIBLY turn my back on him, just because I also became a Rafisaab fan later? Sorry, can’t do that.

At that time, I didn’t know too many Kishore songs from the 1950s. But as and when I got to listen to them, I’d just fall in love with them. How can you not fall in love with “piya piya piya”, or “o nigaahen mastaana”, or his songs of Funtoosh (1955) or Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)?

I feel, in the 1980s, he lost a little bit of that softness in his voice that he had in earlier decades. But some of that could also be to do with the type of songs he was called upon to sing. After all, even in that decade, he did sing songs like “lehron ki tarah yaadein”, “manzilein apni jagah” and “o yaara”.

And, if he hadn’t passed away in 1987, he could have easily continued to sing for many more years.
Even “o yaara” was from the 1987 film, Kaash.

But this is only one aspect of Kishore da.

He is also well-known as an actor, mostly in comedy lead roles of the 1950s and 1960s. I’ve seen many of those films – and I really like them.

The thing is, Kishore had no hang-ups, and could do the most crazy scenes on screen. Dances, songs, impersonations, anything.

I don’t know anyone else who was so versatile – the closest is possibly IS Johar or Mehmood.

But look at “kuen mein kood ke mar jaana” from Parivar (1956). That’s sheer Kishore genius.

And of course, “aake seedhi lagi” from Half-Ticket (1962) where he sings both in a male voice (for Pran) and female voice (for himself, disguised as a woman).

There are many more Kishore songs picturised on himself, that are pure fun – “main Bangali chhokra”, “CAT Cat”, “paanch rupaiya barah aana”, “meri pyaari bindu”, “is duniya mein pyaare, do kaam karna” , “guni jano bhakt jano” immediately come to mind.

Having said that, to assume that Kishore never took anything seriously wouldn’t be entirely true. Yes, most of his roles were comedy roles. And in real life too, his co-artistes often said he would enliven proceedings with his jokes and pranks. And yet, he could make meaningful cinema too.

Two films I like a lot are both produced and directed by Kishore Kumar. Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964) and Door Ka Raahi (1971). Not only are the songs (composed by Kishore himself) excellent, but the storyline makes you think too. Especially Door Ka Raahi, which is unconventional in how it explores various facets of life, through the eyes of a traveler.

What more can I say about Kishore Kumar?

If the film industry is primarily about entertainment, Kishore Kumar was the ultimate entertainer. Even his live concerts were highly entertaining because he could connect very easily with his audience. No wonder he was loved so much.

There’s a lot more one can say about Kishore Kumar, but I will move on to the song for today.

This is from the film Harjaee (1981). In 2017, I posted a song on Kishore’s death anniversary from this film. Today I’m posting a song from this film on his birth anniversary.

I’m quite fond of both these songs, because they are vintage Kishore-Pancham (RD Burman) for me.

Kishore and Pancham had a long and extremely fruitful association. They were very close friends too, since Kishore, being very close to SD Burman, knew Pancham right from his childhood.

This is what I wrote about the film Harjaee (1981) on that post.

I remember seeing this film at that time – haven’t seen it since. Contrary to the typical multi-starrer, masala films of the time, this film, starring Randhir Kapoor and Tina Munim, was a proper tear-jerker. From what I remember, Randhir Kapoor is a carefree, prankster type of guy who pretends to have cancer, just to get Tina Munim to fall for him. His parents too believes his story and get Tina to be sympathetic towards him. Then tragedy strikes. Randhir Kapoor gets really diagnosed with cancer. The rest of the story is how he copes with it, how Tina copes with it, how their respective families cope with it.
The film has some good songs – like many Randhir Kapoor films do. Whether his films did well or not, there used to invariably be at least one hit song (often more) in each of his films. I remember during my schooldays, I personally didn’t mind Randhir Kapoor films at all – though I was clearly much in the minority at the time.

While watching this song “ye rut hai haseen” it struck me that this is yet ANOTHER song where the hero sings a song at a party, and makes the heroine cry or feel very uncomfortable. Off the top of my head, I remember songs in similar situations in Do Badan, Teesri Manzil, Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka and Brahmachari . Maybe Atul should have a separate category for this. 🙂

Wish Kishore da a very happy birthday though he is not here with us anymore. He is probably up there singing to Pancham’s tunes, songs of Anand Bakshi’s lyrics, picturised on Rajesh Khanna. 🙂

And, for old times’ sake, singing to SD Burman’s tunes, songs of Majrooh, picturised on Dev Anand. 🙂

Kishore da, you will always remain in our hearts.

Thanks for all the entertainment, and for enriching our lives.


Song-Ye rut hai haseen dard bhi hai jawaan (Harjaayee)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Vitthalbhai Patel, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ye rut hai haseen
dard bhi hai jawaan
harjaee nahin hum
na tum bewafaa

milna tha hum mil hi gaye
phool pyaar ke khil hi gaye
milna tha hum mil hi gaye
phool pyaar ke khil hi gaye
ho
dil se yehi doon main dua
milke na ho koi judaa
ye rut hai haseen
dard bhi hai jawaan
harjaee nahin hum
na tum bewafaa

sapne the sapne hi rahe
apne jab apne na rahe
sapne the sapne hi rahe
apne jab apne na rahe
ho
roothe ho tum kaun suney
koi pyaar ka shikhwa gilaa
ye rut hai haseen
dard bhi hai jawaan
harjaee nahin hum
na tum bewafaa

tan mann preet ke deep jaley
aaye seher na raat dhaley
tan mann preet ke deep jaley
aaye seher na raat dhaley
ho
socho zaraa
hogi bhalaa
phool se khusboo kaise judaa
ye rut hai haseen
dard bhi hai jawaan
harjaee nahin hum
na tum bewafaa
ye rut hai haseen
dard bhi hai jawaan


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Today 21st July’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary of lyricist Anand Bakshi (born on 21 July 1930, he passed away on 30th March 2002). As a tribute to him here is a song written by him from the 1982 movie ‘Insaan’.

“Insaan-1982” was directed by Narinder Bedi for ‘Mukesh Movies Pvt Ltd’. Narinder Bedi also wrote the screenplay of this movie.

This movie was produced by Ved Khanna. It had Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Reena Roy and Amjad Khan. They were supported by Shyama, Late Karan Diwan, Narendra Nath, Sudhir, Kishore Jariwala, Asit Sen, Roopesh Kumar, Viju Khote, Pannu Balouch, Dev Kishan, Jayshree T., Meena Roy, Dulari, Birbal, Amrit Pal, G.S. Aassie, Dhanalal, Misrilal, Narbada Shankar, Sharma, Thakurdas T., Moolchand. Aruna Irani made a special appearance in this movie and the movie introduced Master Sameer.

Story of this movie was written by Veena Bedi. Dialogues of this movie were written by Rajinder Singh Bedi. Scenario writer of this movie was Satish Bhatnagar.

Editing of this movie was done by Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali. Dev Kishan was the dialogue director of this movie. Robin Bhatt was the chief assistant director and Dilip Kotalgi was the chief assistant editor of this movie.

This movie had total six songs including one multiple version song (which is being presented today). All the songs were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
Background music for this movie was given by Sapan-Jagmohan.

Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh and Amit Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.05.1982.

Today’s song is sung Kishore Kumar and second version or rather the sad version is sung by Amit Kumar. I had not watched this movie so can’t say much about the movie and its box office performance. However, I became aware of this song in 1987-89 when I bought a audio cassette of Amit Kumar ‘hits’ by HMV. But only the sad version of this song was there in this cassette. Later when I started contributing lyrics to this blog in 2012-2013, I came across the Kishore Kumar version or a happy version of this song. I like this song very much as it comes from my favorite category of ‘motivational-philosophical songs’ 😊

The meaningful lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. The happy version is picturized on Jeetendra with Master Sameer also seen in the picturization of this song. I am not aware of the picturization of the sad version of this song.

With this song ‘Insaan-1982’ makes its debut on the blog. And that also serves the ‘mission’ of bringing ‘movies with same titles’ on the blog. So far, we have ‘Insaan-1944’ and ‘Insaan-1952’ already introduced on the blog.

Your sincerely also had a part in sharing the song from ‘Insaan-1952’ three years back on the blog. As per HFGK one more movie with same title was released in ‘2005’ too.

If we have look on the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of the year 1982 we can see as many as five songs from Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal making it to the annual list then. The movies were ‘Ek Hi Bhool-1981’, ‘Fifty-Fifty-1981’(2 songs), ‘Raaste Pyaar Ke-1982’(2 songs), ‘Desh Premee-1982’, ‘Apnaa Banaa Lo-1982’, however the top six songs were by other lyricist and on the ‘top of the list’ was Majrooh Sultanpuri’s ‘angrezi mein kehti hain ke’ from ‘Khuddaar-1982’.

Let us now enjoy the beautiful lyrics of Anand Bakshi and the composition of Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Happy version
Audio

Video

Sad version
Audio

Song-Koi na jab tera saathi ho (Insaan)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

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Happy version
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aa aa aa …

koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
ho ho ho
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa
kya hain bharosaa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka melaa aa
koyi naa jab teraa saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
ho ho ho
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

apni dagar par chal jhoomkar r
kaahe ka gham hain
kaahe ka darr
apni dagar par
chal jhoomkar
kaahe ka gham hain
kaahe ka darr r
raahein badi albeli hain
raahi hain tu albelaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

kya hain judaai ee
kya mel hain ae
kya hain judaai ee
kya mel hain ae
bas dhoop chhaaon ka aa khel hain
jeena usika jeena hain ae
jo zindagi se khelaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa …

bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
jeewan hain kya
bas aaya gayaa aa
paani ka jaise relaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa
kya hain bharosaa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka melaa aa
koyi naa jab teraa saathi ho
toh chal mere man tu akelaa aa

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Sad version
———————————–

aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa

bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
bas saath le ke apne karam
jag se akele jaayenge ham
jeewan hain kya
bas aaya gayaa
paani ka jaise relaa aa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man to akelaa aa
kya hain bharosa kab tak rahegaa
ye zindagi ka aa melaa
koyi naa jab tera saathi ho
toh chal mere man to akelaa aa

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१ (हर्ष)

आ आ आ …

कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला
हो हो हो
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का मेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला
हो हो हो
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
अपनी डगर पर चल झूमकर…र
काहे का ग़म है
काहे का डर
अपनी डगर पर
चल झूमकर
काहे का ग़म है
काहे का डर…र
राहें बड़ी अलबेली हैं
राही हैं तू अलबेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं जुदाई ई
क्या मेल हैं ए
क्या हैं जुदाई ई
क्या मेल हैं ए
बस धुप छाँव का आ खेल हैं
जीना उसीका जीना है ए
जो ज़िन्दगी से खेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

आ आ आ …

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ …

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
जीवन हैं क्या
बस आया गया आ
पानी का जैसे रेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का मेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

————————
भाग-२ (शोक)
————————
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ …

बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
बस साथ ले के अपने करम
जग से अकेले जायेंगे हम
जीवन हैं क्या
बस आया गया आ
पानी का जैसे रेला आ
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ
क्या हैं भरोसा कब तक रहेगा
ये ज़िन्दगी का आ मेला
कोई ना जब तेरा साथी हो
तो चल मेरे मन तू अकेला आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ …


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Regulars of this blog are aware that my family had three pets namely Nuppy (cat), Bhole (dog) and Chhote (Dog) that my wife adopted in september 2010, october 2010 and december 2010 respectively in the place where she lived. I was based at Nagpur those days, some 300 km away. They were all very young when they were brought home. I would visit my wife and daughter and bring them to Nagpur along with the pets during their holidays.

These pets and their interesting tales are covered in several of my writeups, viz. Aaye ho to dekh lo duniya zaraa (Chiraag Kahaan Roshni Kahaan), Jab koi ladki baar baar mere dil ko tadpaaye (Chattan Singh), Ye pyaari pyaari paati (Janmbhoomi), Tu hai mera yaar (Milan),Jahaan chaar yaar mil jaaye wahaan raat ho gulzaar (Sharaabi)(1984), Jaa jaldi bhaag jaa (Deshpremi)(1982), Bade miyaan to bade miyaan (Bade Milaay Chhote Miyaan)(1998) etc.

Most of these writeups were happy tales describing the amusing antics of the pets. The first and so far the only sad writeup appeared on 29 june 2012, where I broke the news that the cat nuppy was no more.

There have been no detailed posts in the blog about my pets since 2015 though I had a collection of many new interesting stories about them.

I have finally decided to pen another writeup on my pets. This is unfortunately another obituary. It is Chhote, the youngest pet who passed away on 27 may 2020.

When we got the medical cards of our pets made in Nagpur in January 2011, the three of us were the owners of the three pets. Chhote was shown as owned by my wife, Bhole by me and Nuppy by our daughter.

The three pets have brought us countless hours of joy as long as they lived and left fond memories after two of them left us.

Chhote was the centre of attraction of our household. Not just the humans in the house, even the other two pets of the house were very fond of him. He had a natural knack of winning over strangers (animals as well as human beings). He was the youngest pet, and the other two pets were very protective of him. In the winter season of 2010-11, the three of them would sleep snuggled up with each other. The two senior pets would keep Chhote between them, protecting him from both sides.

My wife never pampered our daughter (despite she being our only child), but Chhote was pampered by her, to the extent that she began to give step motherly treatment to Bhhole. Later she realised the error of her ways and made amends. Chhote began to assert proprietary claims over my wife and would prevent Bhole form coming close to her. When I came visiting from Nagpur, Bhole paid Chhote in the same coin. He staked a proprietary claim over me and prevented Chhote from coming close to me, much to our amusement. Till the last moment, this ownership claim was not given up. But to our credit, we tried to treat both dogs fairly even if he was not the owner. 🙂

Chhote had such smooth silky coat. In Nagpur, I would hear the door bell. At the door, I would find the padosan living upstairs holding Chhote and telling me that he was going to the busy main road. I would thank her and take hold of Chhote. People loved to hold Chhote in their arms, just to feel the texture of his smooth silky coat.

Cat was allowed to go out and come in but the dogs were not. But Chhote, always looking for challenges and adventures would often escape out of the home. Bhhole would then seek to escape so that he could go out and protect Chhote.

While Bhole and nuppy knew their way back home, Chhote did not and he would lose his way. Then my wife would order nuppy to go and bring Chhote back. Amazingly, nuppy understood the command. She would go and bring Chhote home. This happened more than once and so it could not be just a coincidence.

Even street dogs began to know him. Once a street dog brought him back to the home! As a reward, my wife gave that dog some foodstuff to eat.

Chhote gave respect to his senior pets, just like humans do.

While Chhote had the temperament of being a dog seeking to socialise with everyone, Bhhole was an athletic dog, with strong jaws and good running speed. My daughter appointed him her sprint coach. The two would begin their sprint together. Bhhole would easily outrun her and then stop to allow her to catch up with him before resuming his sprint. Bhhole’s coaching was quite useful seeing that my daughter was the 100 metre sprinting champion of her class among girls and once she even won a District level sprint.

Bhhole would also play football with my daughter while being dressed properly in football shorts. Bhhole, proudly sporting his footballing short looking like Scoobie Doo, would be seriously tackling the daughter for ball possession when he would suddenly find his shorts being pulled down. It was Chhote (looking like Scrapy Doo) entering the arena wondering what happened to the tail of Bhhole. Bhhole would snarl at him, asking him to leave him alone. 🙂

Once, Chhote for some reason began to whine and whimper and got into the nerves of my wife. It is said by wise men, and morning message to this effect regularly gets circulated in whatsapp groups that “One should not take imortant decisions when angry and one should not make promises when happy”. It is a wise saying that my wife does not practice. She got annoyed with Chhote and decided to give away the trouble making Chhote to someone else. She convinced a lady to take Chhote and handed Chhote to her.

That was a saturday. When the daughter came back home from school and found Chhote missing, she started crying and insisted that Chhote be brought back. Even the other two pets were silent and sad. Next morning, wife and daughter went to that lady. They found Chhote, who roamed around freely inside his earlier home, tied by a chain in that household. Chhote was very happy to see them. My wife asked Chhote back. Much to their relief, the lady agreed to hand Chhote back. While they were bringing Chhote back, a cow who had recently given birth to a calf though that her calf was being taken away. she gave a chase. My wife went to the cow and showed her Chhote and convinced her that it was a pup and not her calf. 🙂 When Chhote was brought back home, the other pets, silent since morning, became happy and cheerful. The raunaq of the household had returned. The voice of Chhote which my wife was finding annoying till the previous day began to sound like music to her ears.

Chhote was quite intelligent and smart. Unlike most humans, he could think out of the box and outsmart humans. A human would chain him and think that Chhote cannot get away. Chhote would pull his head out of the neck collar and the human would be left holding the chain with the collar. Chhote had used this trick on many unsuspecting humans. In the early days, we tied him with chain made of fibre. He would bite off the rope and free himself. Then we bought metal chains to tie him and Bhole.

In Nagpur, we had a garden adjacent to my residence. The garden is closed from all sides. I would leave the dogs in the garden every morning for an hour before bringing them inside the home. I was secure in my knowledge that there was no way the dogs can go out of the garden. But as I mentioned before, Chhote outwitted me. He laid a detailed long term plan. This plan was carried out so well that I could notice nothing. One week later, when I went to the garden to bring the two pets back, they were nowhere to be found. They had escaped !

What Chhote had done was an example of a lateral thinking at its best. He found out that the mud under the gate was soft. So every day, he got Bhhole (the athletic dog) to dig some mud from under the gate. Bhhole dug some mud everyday for seven days. On the seventh day, enough gap got created under the gap and the two escaped through that gap.

Where did they go ? There was a children’s part nearby. The board said-“only for Children of Railway employees”. The two dogs were playing there, considering themselves as children of a Railway employee.

Both dogs had different natures and different qualities. Chhote, the brainy one, had the ability to analyse things and work out ingenious solutions, which is unusual for most other dogs. For instance Bhole could never do these things. When it came to opening doors, Bhhole only knew how to open door by pushing. If the door needed to be pulled then Bhole was all at sea. But Chhote could easily pull a door. He even worked out the way to go through spring loaded doors by pulling it safely.

Bhole was good in barking whereas Chhote was not. When Bhole barked, his bark was so furious that people thought that many dogs were barking. Chhote accompanied him in barking but he in reality would only be only lip syncing in Bhole’s voice.

Chhote had some superhuman abilities in him. For instance he could tell by smell if the foodstuff was edible. We often used to buy milk packets when running short of Milkman supplied milk. Once we bought one such milk packet and offered this milk to the pets. Pets, who would dring milkman supplied milk without a fuss, refused t drink it despite being hungry. Later they drank milkman supplied milk. That is how we realised that the milk suppled in milk packets was not safe.

Chhote’s hearing ability was truly superhuman. The car that we have is one of millions such cars built to the same specifications, but Chhote could tell this car apart by the sound of its engine. He could do it when the car was at least a kilometer away. The person driving the car could barely listen to the sound of the engine, whereas Chhote, located one kilometer away could tell that this car belonging to the family was arriving back home in five minutes.

Chhote was very fond of being driven around in that car. He would take the passenger seat and look around, soaking in the scenario. He has traveled a lot between Maharashtra and MP, seated on the passenger seat.

When visitors came home, they were afraid of Bhole and they would request that Bhole be tied down by chain. No one was afraid of Chhote. Chhote would remain free and join in watching the visitors (plumbers/ electricians etc) do their stuff. If luggage was being moved from one place to another (for instance during transfers) Chhote would sit on the furnitures and would get carried along with the furniture. If the school friends of the daughter drop in and had their discussion while seated on chairs, Chhote too would hop on a chair and give them company.

From Nagpur, I got transferred to Bilaspur during end of 2011 and shifted the luggage in February 2012. All six of us travelled from Nagpur to Bilaspur in that car.

Bilaspur residence had a sprawling premise. The wall was broken at places. Initially I was worried that the dogs would escape through the gaps and would be lost. But after nearly one year of tussle between the pets and me, I realised that the pets could go out and come in safely. There were many occasions when I felt that the dogs (one or both) were lost, but fortunately they came back safely every time. In due course, the premise became a safe haven for pups and their mothers. The two pets would repel any male dogs from entering the premise, but pups and their mothers were welcome to reside in the premise. There was a time when the premise housed, apart from Bhhole and Chhote, two female dogs and nearly a dozen pups.

Bhole and Chhote had their meals in their earmarked pots. Bhole was very possessive about his meal and would not share it with any other dogs. Chhote on the other hand was quite accommodating and shared the meal of his pot with any pup who approached him. The pups adored him. I had taken photographs (that I shared on facebook) that show Chhote walking around with nearly a dozen pups following him.

We also had some temporary pets there that lasted for just a few months before being lost for one reason or the other. My wife had given them interesting names. One of these temporary pets was a pup named Kabra Singh. Both Bhole and Chhote were quite friendly with Kabra Singh and they would teach him tricks of dogfight. I have a photograph where Kabra Singh is seen trying to apply those tricks on his own gurus. 🙂 Kabra Singh tried to copy the mannerisms of Chhote. If Chhote was seated on a chair then he would get seated on a small stool striking the same pose as Chhote.

When I was transferred from Bilaspur to Izatnagar in UP in 2015 then bringing the two pets offered challenges because of the distance involved. Finally I worked out an elegant solution (first suggested by the daughter). She suggested that we needed to bring them by train. Initially I told her that it was not possible. Then on checking up the rules I found that dogs could be brought in guards van or in AC first (if other passengers do not object). No self respecting pet dog would ever travel in the guard van with the guard (without the owner) so that option was ruled out. The dogs had to be taken only by AC first. The best and fail safe way to ensure that there was no objection from other fellow passengers was to ensure that we got the cabin of two berths instead of four berth cabin. I requested for it. I was ensured that I would get that provided no VIPs traveled that day by that train. I prayed and my prayers were answered. VIPs kept away and we were allotted two berth cabin. The dogs, duly certified fit to travel (certificate issued by a government vet), with their documents and tickets were with us. THe TTE saw the tickets and raised no alarms (I had already ensured that the TTE was briefed beforehand). Chhote occupied the lower berth and watched eagerly out of the window like a wide eyed kid. Bhole, not interested , made himself comfortable at the floor of the cabin. Chhote let my wife share the lower berth with him. 🙂

Early morning, we arrived at Agra cantt. From there, we reached Izatnagar by road.

Izatnagar in UP was different from Bilaspur in Chattisgarh. The premise of the residence was just as porous as was the case with Bilaspur residence but I realised that allowing the dogs to roam free like they did at Bilaspur was not safe. So after a few close shaves, it was made sure that the two dogs were taken out of the residence only while chained. Of course then escaped from the chain many a times and those who ran behind to bring them back aften had harrowing time cornering them and bringing them back.

Every morning I would take the dogs on walk, one dog at a time. It was alweays Chhote first, because it was he who insisted on being taken for a walk first thing in the morning, come rain or snow. Thanks to him, I became the most disciplined officer in Izatnagar who would regularly go on a walk at 6 AM and even earlier while others were still sleeping. Even during torrential rain, Chhote would insist on having his daily morning walk. He was that kind of outgoing dog.

The street dogs in Izatnagar were quite big built and fearsome. They would try to bully Chhote and Chhote would get nervous. I , armed with a stick, assured him that he was under Z category security and he was well protected. I would manage to keep the gang of street dogs at bay. When it was the turn of Bhole to go on his morning walk, the tables were turned. For some reason, the appearance of Bhole unnerved even those big built hardened street dogs assembled in a gang and they would quickly disperse at the sight of Bhole. Bhole walked the street like a dabang dog.

Like at Bilaspur, even at Izatnagar, pups and their mothers were allowed to stay in the premises of the residence. As at Bilaspur, even here the pups were fond of the pets. Even Bhole was admired by pets. When they went on their morning walk, these pups also accompanied them. Pups accompanying Bhole would take advantage of Bhole’s appearance to bully even big looking street dogs and chase them away. 🙂

Izatnagar has an IVRI (Indian Vetenary Research Institute) nearby. The two dogs would often go there for their medical check ups and there they would combine to bully other dogs.

When I was transferred from Izatnagar to Gorakhpur in August 2018, I and my wife travelled by our car with our pets. The residence at Gorakhpur had proper walls so the pets could not go out. So for the first time in years, we could leave the dogs in the premise without worrying about them going out of premises. On three occasions, during heavy rains, I found parts of wall falling down and the premise getinmg exposed to public. Those were harowing days, because it meant dogs could escape to busy main road and from then onwars there was no hope for seeing them again. On all these occasions, I managed to somehow keep the dogs restrained while the wall got repaired (first temporarity and then permanently). On those days, I would take them out of residence while chained. Otherwise the dogs had forgotten the experience of being chained after coming to Bilaspur.

After one year of stay at Gorakhpur, Chhote suddenly developed the desire to go on a walk out of the residence every morning and afternoon, like how it was in Izatnagar. It was from december 2019 onwards. Chhote continued to go on his walks till march 2020,

It was during the last months of 2019 that Chhote started suffering from a medical problem that initially went unnoticed. My wife feels that he had developed a tiny swelling inside his mouth on the right side. Later, on being checked, it turned out to be malignant cancer. My wife took him to a vet for treatment in early march 2020, hoping that it would help. Next date of treatment was 25 march 2020, which turned out to be the date when lockdown started in India. It was in the second week of april that the Vet clinic finally opened. When Chhote was taken to the vet, he had become quite weak and thin by then because he was not able to eat properly. He was given driops and some injections, which helped a bit, and his appetite returned a bit. He has stopped eating his normal food. My daughter suggested that he be fed soft chicken pieces. She ordered chicken biryaani online every afternoon. I would feed Chhote soft pieces morsel by morsel which he would struggle to eat. He would then drink lots of water in a bid to wash it down.

The cancerous growth was becoming bigger. It led to continuous secretion that Chhote would try to wipe on his forelimbs. So his shiny white coat wou;d get dirty and discolored. I began to give him baths every second day which gave him relief for some time before his body would once again be covered with that secretion.

Chhote was suffering. Inability to take in nourishment was telling on him. An erstwhile burly looking Chhote was getting shrunk in size which was sad to see. When I showed his video to my daughter she began to cry at his plight.

When Chhote was taken to the vet again one week later, this time he stated that it was a hopeless case. The swelling is solid swelling. Nothing can be done to reduce it- the vet stated.

So I came back and informed this fact tyo my wife on phone.

To the credit of Chhote, he endured this pain stoically. He had realised that his last time was approaching. He seemed to be reconciled to it, secure in the knowledge that we tried everything we could for him. In his prime, he would bother us for many things, but this time he had decided that he would try and be as less of a problem on us as he could help. He did not whimper once throughout his suffering.

On my part, I made sure that Chhote did not feel unwanted, unloved and uncared for because of his medical condition. He was given the same freedom as before. No quarantine, no restrictions, no stigmas. He in fact was given special attention as far as feeding him and bathing him was concerned.

When my wife and daughter first became aware of the worsening condition of Chhote, they opined that he should not be made to suffer like this and he should be given euthanasia. I opposed the idea telling them that he was eating chicken and so he was getting nourishment.

By 25th may, his condition took a turn for the worse. He stopped taking even the little nourishment he was able to take earlier. And he had become so weak that he struggled to stand on his feet.

On 26th may, I phoned my wife and informed her of Chhote’s situation. I told her that I could no see Chhote holding on for much longer. It was now I, instead of she, who broached the subject of euthanasia. My wife, from her location in MP tried to get things arranged by talking to people concerned. The feedback was that no doctor was prepared. So be it. But we needed to be ready since the end was near.

On 26th of night, Chhote struggled to move around in the hall. He tried to sit in one place, and then another, then at yet another place and so on. He did not eat anything. with some effort, he drank water.

At night, he was sleeping in the hall. Late at night, when I woke up and looked at the hall, he was not there. It meant that he had gone to some other room where he liked to stay.

Every night, I am woken up by Bhhole a few times who wants to go out to relieve himself. And I take his out. Every time I do that, more often than not, Chhote too joins in. On this night, Chhote did not come out.

Next morning, when I hardly got any sleep, I took Bhole out of residence. At about 5 AM, I mustered enough courage to venture in the direction where Chhote had gone at night. There he was, lying stone cold at the floor. He had expired, after bravely fighting off this killer disease for several weeks.

As instructed by my wife the previous day, I kept the body on Chhote’s bed, which my daughter had ordered for him online the previous year. Then I covered him with a dupatta of my wife.

My wife had phoned the concerned people. An area was located in one corner of the premise adjacent to the boudary wall. A grave was dug. Chhote along with his bed and my wife’s dupatta covering him was laid to rest in that grave. Flowers, plucked from the plants in the premise were laid on the grave. Agarbattis were lit.

When nuppy had died, it came as a sudden shock because Nuppy was young and without any ailments. Chhote’s death on the other hand was not unexpected. It had become nevitable after cancer was detected inside his mouth and it was diagnosed as incurable. The pain of losing Chhote was tempered by other feelings, viz, feeling of relief that Chhote was finally put out of the terrible misery he was going through.

Then there was the feeling that I was spared a moral dilemma of subjecting my pet to euthanasia. No doubt I wanted that in order to save the pet from further pain, but that would have still amounted to murder. I was mightily relived that I could now could keep a clear conscious. I also felt morally upright knowing that I did not lt my pet down, I did not betray him and I did not hurt his feelings while he was undergoing his suffering. He was in need of support and comfort and I tried to provide that. When I realised that his end was near then I decided not to leave him alone.I took leave from office and stayed at home in the second half of 26 may 2020. So I was at home when the end came sometime in the night of 26 may-27 may.

My daughter asked me, did Chhote sport his collar while being buried ? I replied in the affirmative. Then I realised how wise it was on my part to fit Chhote’s favourite collar around his neck. Pet dogs wear this collar proudly as a badge of honour for being a pet of a household. Chhote departed from the world, secure in the knowledge that he was sporting his favourite collar at that time.

How did Bhole react to the demise of Chhote ? In the morning of 27 may 2020. Bhole must have gone to the room where Chhote was lying dead. He must have seen that Chhote was no more alive. Bhole kept a sombre silence throughout the morning. He saw Chhote, with his bed and dupatta cover being carried out. So he knew that Chhote would no longer be around.

Chhote got a decent honorable burial with eight human beings present. If there is something like soul which watches from above, then the soul of Chhote would have felt that he was treated well in his life and also while bidding him a final farewell.

There is this concept of “Shaapit gandarv” and “shaapit dev”. In ancient mythology, some gods would anger some rishis/ munis and the rishis / munis woud curse them to get born in the Mrityulok. On request, the sentence would be reduced a bit. Like for instance, in Mahabharat, eight vasus were cursed by Rishi Vashisht that they would e born as humans. On request, it was stated by Rishi that they would hav to spend just a few moments as human, as their mother would kill them immediately and then they could be back as Vasus. Some acquaintances, who are familiar with our pets have suggested that our pets too were like such devas who were cursed by some munis that they would be born as dogs on earth. On being requested, their sentence was softened. It was ordained that they would be brought up by a kind human family that would bring them up with care and affection. It is a theory that I agree with. Chhote and Bhole, and also nuppy seem to be very special pets who possessed qualities that seem unreal in a normal cat/ dog.

So, nuppy and Chhote are back to being the devas that they were before they came into our lives. Bhole is the only one left now. He perhaps needed to serve the longest sentence of them all. Like the humans, Bhole too is remarkable well composed and is coping well with the loss. Hopefully, we will get over the loss soon. The font memories of Chhote will ofcourse linger for many years. We have not forgotten nuppy who left us eight years ago, and I am sure same will be the case with Chhote as well.

I am sad but also relieved, and philosophical about this loss. Two days have already passed. I thought that I would keep this news to myself. But then I decided that it would be a burden on my chest if I kept this fact to myself. So this writeup, the longest in the blog for some time is my effort to get the load off my chest and then resume my normal life.

I searched for a suitable somh to go with the occasion. The search led me to a song from “Pyaas”(1982).

“Pyaasa”(1982) was produced and directed by O P Ralhan for Ralhan Productions Bombay. It had Kanwaljeet, Zeenat Aman, Tanuja, Anju Mahendroo, Madan Puri, Kamini Kaushal, A K Hangal, Dheeraj Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, Ram Mohan, Brahmchaari, Kamaldeep, Jagdish Raj, Devyani Thakkar, Shivraj, R S Chopra, Asha Sharma, Gauri Verma, Sunil Dhawan, Dhanraj, Maqbool, Hakeem, Ashok, Rafiq, Anil Ahuja, Rani Gill, Surjit Kaur, Shwini Kumar, Zeenat, Satyarani, Ramlal , Jimmy, Gopal Ralhan, Vinod Talwar, Ashok, Ratan Gaurang, Harendra, Kumud Tripathi, Ramesh Kumar, V K Chopra, Renu Kumar, Tarana, G Ansari, Ameer, Raj Kishore, Master Chhotu, Debut-Aaloka, Guest appearances by McMohan and Om Shivpuri.

This forgotten movie had eight songs by three lyricists. This song from “Pyaasa”(1982) is a song that seems tailormade for the sombre occasion. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Shiv Kumar Saro is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Pyaas”(1982) makes its debut in the blog.


Song=Saath mera chhod kar (Pyaas)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shiv Kumar Saroj, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

aaa aa aa aa
aaa aaa aa aaa aaa

gham se bhara hoon main
aur mujhe gham na do
phool maange thhe maine
mujhko khaar na do
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm

yaaden thhin kitni haseen roye aasmaan roye zameen
sahar ka ham kya karen yaar apna saath nahin
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar

aa aa aa aa
har dil mein zinda hai tu
insaan nahin farishta hai tu
gareebon ki hai jaan tu
insaan par ehsaan tu
saath mera chhod kar
saath mera chhod kar
chal diya tu kahaan
dil mera tod kar
dil mera tod kar
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#2)
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Rising temperatures is normal in our country in the month of May. At this time of the year, we are used to seeing temperatures soaring high. Under normal circumstances, terms like ‘rising temperatures’, ‘global warming’ etc would have been ‘hot’ topic of media and general talk. But the term ‘Covid19’ has taken the wind out of the sail of the usual terms.

The current ‘lockdown’ conditions have given respite to many people from going out for work in this ‘peak summer’. However even at home now people are feeling the ‘heat’ and currently my base-station Vadodara is recording 42 to 44 degC temperature during these days. Since work at my workplace has been resumed since 21st April, I can enjoy the ‘summer’ as I did in the past, an experience that I had “missed” for the last three years thanks to my stint at Kenya for three years.

The pandemic has forced people to be more worried about the other temperature i.e. the ‘body temperature’ or ‘fever’ as we generally talk about instead of worryng about atmospheric temperature. The current situation has also brought ‘Infrared thermometers’ (‘temperature guns’:) ) to daily usage and checking of body temperature has become customary for all venturing out of home for work. For me it is checked at our company bus stop then after arrival at workplace and before leaving the workplace. (Nose masks, Sanitisers and Handwash have also become a part of life now.)

Coming back to the ‘fever’ or ‘bukhaar’ it so happened recently that family members of one of our family friends were admitted to hospital in anticipation of ‘Covid19’. Since one of the family members was working in health department it was easy for ‘Corona’ to attack this person first. Because of to this one-person other family members also got infected and one by one they were admitted to hospital (thank god all of them have recovered and they are now back to home fully ‘fit’ after getting treatment). Since my daughter has her friend from this family, I was enquiring with her everyday about their health, after returning from office. One day she told me that her friend’s father is having ‘fever’ and the temperature was around 100. I do not know from where, but I immediately said “well, no need to worry’ the danger level is more or ‘104’ I think?”

Since she has been a ‘science student’ (more a ‘doodle artist’ now) I asked, “Is there anything that 104-degree fever is dangerous”. Guessing where I was heading, she immediately asked me is there any song on that? Or a movie I had in mind? “‘jinko filmon aur gaanon ka bukhaar ho, unke dimaag mein to hameshaa gaane hi chalte rahenge na?” (and now my family members have taken it as ‘normal’ for me 🙂 )

Yes, I know it there was a song something like … “ek sau chaar bukhaar!!!”

Though I said it but even I had not visited or listened to this song for many years or I should say almost thirty-six or thirty-five years now. I only remember the lines “ek sau chaar bukhaar, ek sau chaar bukhaar”.  I remember there was this song which I had listened to, and it was a part of all ‘disco’ compilations then in 1982-1983 or 1983-1984. But I had forgotten it after that, but the current ‘pandemic’ reminded me of this song. We are going to listen and enjoy this song today. Fortunately, the audio and a partial video link of this song was available when I looked for it.

I was not aware about any other details of this song like the movie, singers etc. I was only remembering its line “ek sau chaar bukhaar”. From the audio I got to the movie name this song was from and from the movie name I found the movie details in HFGK Vol-VI. The movie name is ‘Sugandh’ – must be an obscure movie, I think.

“Sugandh-1982” was directed by Ravikant Nagaich for Gopi Enterprises, Madras. He was also the producer of this movie and cinematographer too. This movie has Shakti Kapoor, Aarti Gupta, Anand Balraj, Paintal, Bindu, Birbal, Sunil Thapa, Gulshan Grover, Leena Das, Heena Kausar, Goga Kapoor, Prem Bedi, Mukri, Kasuhik Basin, Poornima, Amrish Puri and others. HFGK mentions that this movie was based on a novel ‘Khilaadi’ by writer Rajvansh. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.07.1982 with restricted viewing i.e. with ‘A’ Certificate.

As per information of this movie provided in HFGK, it has total seven songs in it. Lyricist Ramesh Pant wrote four songs and lyricist Farooque Kaiser wrote three songs for this movie. This song is written by Ramesh Pant, The seven songs include one song in two parts. Music of this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri and Anil, Arun and Bansari Lahiri were his assistants in music of this movie. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Shubha Dhote and SP Balasubramanian had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

1982-83 was the year of matriculation for me, and I remember that after finishing the exams we were relaxed and that time the we were regularly listening song on radio and around. And I remember that the songs of ‘Nikaah’ and ‘Disco Dancer’ were heard very frequently then and so were there many disco numbers, as ‘Disco’ wave and ‘Bappi Da’ era had already ‘taken-off’. Going by the date this movie was passed by Censor Board and guessing its releasing time I think the songs of this movie were over shadowed by the songs of the movie ‘Disco Dancer’ (1982) which came in December that year (passed by Censor Board on 10.12.1982).

On this auspicious 4321st day for the blog, let us get introduced to movie number 4300 on the blog with this song 🙂

This song is sung by Kishore Kumar with his characteristic style and gusto. Enjoy how every time he sings ‘disco o o o’ and ‘ek sau chaar bukhaar’ in this song. On screen Anand Balraj is lip syncing in Kishore Kumar’s voice and accompanying him performance is Leena Das while we can see Mukri, Paintal, Gulshan Grover and others present in picturization of this song.

Enjoy this foot tapping disco song. . .

[Ed Note: With this song, ‘Sugandh’ (1982) becomes the 4300th movie whose songs are represented in the blog.]

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song – Bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar (Sugandh) (1982) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Ramesh Pant, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Male chorus
Female chorus
All Chorus
Mukri
Paintal

Lyrics

d
i
s
c
o

disco disco
disco disco
disco disco
disco disco
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
aa aa aa nachnaa
disco disco
disco disco

he he
arey kya huaa isko

ha ha ha ha
ek sau chaar bukhaar

bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar

ye disco ka shikaar hai ae
isko chadhaa bukhaar hai ae
degree ek sau chaar hai ae
har ilaaj bekaar hai ae
arey
jhoomne do
naachne do
gaane do
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

waah waah
waah waah
waah waah
waah waah

dil iska rangeen hai ae
soorat bhi namkeen hai ae
phir bhi is se rehnaa door
maamla sangeen hai ae
ye bijlee hai
jhatkaa lagtaa chhoone se jisko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

aa aa aa naachnaa
aa aa aa naachnaa

jawaan dilon mein josh hai ae
kisko apnaa hosh hai ae
ye raftaar jawaani ki ee
nahin kisi ka dosh hai ae ae
phir kab aaye aisa maukaa
maaloom hai kisko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

hey ae
hey ae
hey ae
hey ae

dil ko roz machalne do o o
pyaar ke rang badalne do o o
koyi hamaari khushiyon se ae ae
jaltaa hai to jalne do o
pyaar karo to thhokar maaro
tum har bandish ko
disco o o o
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
disco disco
disco disco

bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
ek sau chaar bukhaar
bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar
ye hai disco bukhaar

 

 


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“Bandagi” (1972) was a “social” movie which was directed by K Shankar for MCR Films, Madras. The movie had Vinod Mehra, Sandhya Roy, Madan Puri, Sujit Kumar, Ramesh Deo, Sundar, Birbal, Shivraj, Prem Kumar, Gemini Balu, Indira Bansal, Shammi, Shabnam, Pandhari Bai, Padma Khanna, Jagdeep etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it. !972 was a time when I was as my precocious best as far as listening to Hindi movie songs on loudspeakers and radio was concerned. But I must admit that I never heard any songs of this movie. I was not even aware of the name of the movie till now ! So it is clear that the movie did not do well at the box office.

One song from the movie has been discussed in the past. Here is the second song from “Bandagi”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The picturisation shows Vinod Mehra (badminton racquet in hand) singing this teasing cum flattering song for Sandhya Roy (also holding a badminton racquet). The same song picturised over a Shammi Kapoor or Jeetendra would have made this song a hit song. Sadly Vinod Mehra never had the charisma of a top romantic hero. Investing on penny stocks like Vinod Mehra and Sandhya Roy and hoping to make handsome profits neither works in stock market nor in Hindi movies. 🙂


Song-Mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai (Bandagi)(1972) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

haaye
o
waah waah
kya kehne hain

mera yaar
mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai
kambakht bahaaron ka kaleja jalta hai
o mera yaar
o mera yaar
o mera yaar
o mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai
hey hey

uff mastaani
haay bhari jawani
uff mastaani
bhari jawaani
jaise chadhti nadiya ka paani
mukhde ko
mukhde ko dekh ke sooraj aankhen malta hai ae ae
o mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai
hey hey

rang badan ka
haay chandan jaisa
rang badan ka chandan jaisa
chalta phirta ek chaman sa
sharma ke
sharma ke din bhi waqt se pehle dhalta hai ae ae
mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai
sadqe

roop ki barkha
aise barse
roop ki barkha aise barse
dhoop bhi chhup jaaye darte darte
palko ke
palko ke saaye me ik shola sa tapta hai ae ae
mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai
o mera yaar
o mera yaar
o mera yaaaar
o mera yaar zulf mein phool laga ke chalta hai


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Memories that are pure gold – the mention of his name brings to mind a limited set of memories. Ah but these memories are pure gold.

Remembering Vijay Anand today, on his birth anniversary. He would have been 86 today.

Without any doubts, the best and the most remarkable sense of visualization of music. Not just thinking of films with Navketan – ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Kaala Bazaar’ (1960), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ (1970) and more, his films outside of Navketan are also as memorable for their songs. ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) being the most popular and loved film for its songs, and their presentation. Of course, no one counters the wholesome effect of “O Haseena Zulfon Waali”. But then, see “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re”. The superb performances in this song by both Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh are the handiwork of a most capable director, who knows how to bring out the maximum impact of everything that goes into presenting a song – the ambience, the words, the music, the facial expressions, the body language, crafting the merger of actions with music, the give and take between the two protagonists – everything brought together to convey this latent feeling in the heart, bringing it to the lips, and then expressing it with an un-tethered exuberance on the part of the lady, and a coy displeasure (to start with) on part of the gentleman. The end result – as Atul ji has often pointed out – after three stanzas, all is well and the lovers are seen walking hand in hand.

Take ‘Black Mail’ (1973) and the wonderfully soft rendition of a surreal presence of the loved one – felt through the written word, the voice of lover echoing through the letters, and the presence is so real that the lady wakes up with a start having felt the reality of a kiss on her forehead. Yes, the song is “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Tum Rehti Ho”. I am never tired of replaying this song, the video I mean. Just the song itself is great, but its presentation on screen has enhanced its beauty and impact many folds.

Vijay Anand has also appeared in a handful of films. In some of the films that he directed himself, and he is not in the list of actors, one can catch a glimpse of him in very brief cameo appearances. However, he has appeared in bigger roles, and also as a hero. The first film in which he made his debut in a meaty role is ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ from 1955, a comedy film in which the lead pair was Balraj Sahni and Sheela Ramani.

His next major appearance is as the hero of the 1957 film ‘Agra Road’, a cops and robbers type of story. Next we see him on screen along with his two elder brothers, Chetan and Dev, in the 1960 film ‘Kala Bazaar’ which he also directed. In this film he plays the role of the ex-boyfriend of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone for higher studies to France, and returns with his amorous loyalties shifted elsewhere.

After a gap of four years, he is seen once again in a supporting role in ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), a film that had a large ensemble of main line stars. The next gap is much longer – 7 years. And he makes his screen appearance once again in the 1971 film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, a film that he has directed himself. His role in this film as Dr. Jagannath Kothari, a famous gynecologist (in film), is very impressive and effective.

The next film is ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973. Dev and himself, are police agents who go undercover to capture a gang of smugglers. Once again, this film is directed by him. His role, masquerading as a shady, brash, small time, two-timing con man brings out the comedian in him – in my opinion one of his best screen appearances. This film is an Indianized version of the famous novel by Alistair MacLean – ‘Fear Is The Key’.

Parallel to ‘Chhupa Rustam’ in 1973, he also appeared in the film ‘Double Cross’. In this, he appears in a double role as the hero and his twin brother who is on the wrong side of the law. He was not yet 40, but he looked quite overage for this twin brothers roles. He appears to be trying very hard to be the role, but was not convincing. The con-man role in ‘Chhupa Rustam’ was a great act, but in ‘Double Cross’ he did not quiet click. It is interesting to note that in the role of the brother on the right side of the law, Vijay is a professional photographer. That rang a bell in my mind and I checked. Very much so, the film ‘Heera Panna’ in which Dev Anand plays the role of a professional photographer also, was released in 1973 itself. As one compares the two performances, they are quite similar in mannerism, attire and body language. Now who was copying from whom? 🙂

In 1973 came another good film, produced and directed by his elder brother Chetan – ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’. He played the role of a fighter pilot, coming from a family of soldiers and pilots. There is a brief but a great monologue by him in this film – “Saathiyo, Dosto, Hum Hi To Aaj Ke Arjun Hain. . .”. (It can be viewed at 39:40 on the timeline at the link for the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam‘.) He presents this monologue, takes to the skies and then does not return. A short role, albeit an impressive one.

A year later he produced the film ‘Chor Chor’ (1974), but did not direct it himself. It is a suspense thriller that did not make it good on the box office, however, it was praised by the critics and reviewers. The film had no songs, and its star cast was very interesting. Vijay had assembled many actors of yesteryears for this film – Trilok Kapoor, Jairaj, and Ranjan. The female lead opposite to Vijay himself is Leena Chandawarkar. I have not seen this film, but it seems interesting enough to merit a view.

In 1974, he appeared in another film, in a very impressive performance once again. The film ‘Kora Kaagaz’, and he is cast with Jaya Bhaduri as the leading pair. The film is about an idealistic romance that transforms into matrimony. And the matrimony cannot withstand the reality of social relations and issues of personal choices – it breaks apart. Alas, there is a happy ending as the estranged spouses meet and make up in railway waiting room. Another very impressive performance.

Then, after a gap of another 4 years, Vijay appeared in another very good role – that of a rich landlord, very well performed. The film is ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’. A gem of a film by Raj Khosla, Vijay is pitted against two seasoned performers – Nutan as his first and legally wedded wife and Asha Parekh as his second companion in life, whom he brings home much to the dislike of the first lady of the house.

In 1981, came the film ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’ – a tale of haunting and intrigues. Once again, Vijay finds himself out of his depth. Is that a reflection of being a very good director and then come to act under the direction of another director who may not be as well capable. Don’t know whether we should draw this comparison. But then this film is not in my list of impressive performances by Vijay.

In 1984, Chetan Anand produced and directed ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in which Vijay and Shabana Azmi played the lead pair. Then in 2001, he produced and directed ‘Jaana Na Dil Se Door’ in which he and brother Dev played senior roles in a film with an impressive star cast that includes Kamini Kaushal, Mohnish Behl, Moushumi Chatterji, Indrani Bannerjee, Dinesh Hingoo and Vikram Gokhale.

Vijay also appeared in a mini series on TV in 1994, titled ‘Tehkikaat’, in the role of Sam D’Silva, an investigator.

Readers would remember that Alfred Hitchcock always made it point to appear in his own films in a fleeting cameo appearance. That was his signature mark in his films, and the audiences would eagerly await to catch his appearance as they viewed his films for the first time. Vijay Anand has also a similar reputation, albeit we are not sure we have tracked down his cameos in all the films that he directed. A brief list of what I have been able to compile.

He appears in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) as a young out-of-work writer, who meets Funtoosh (Dev Anand) after he is released from the mental hospital. Funtoosh gifts him a pen to write.

Then in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) he appears in the stairwell of Qutab Minar, wearing spectacles, walking down the stairs with two other persons, as Dev and Nutan are busy with their amorous inclinations singing “Dil Ka Bhanwar Karey Pukaar”.

In ‘Guide’ (1965), we hear his voice, as an unknown stranger is asking about Raju guide on the railway platform. Just a very brief dialogue.

In ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), we hear his voice on the phone, in a brief conversation with Helen.

In ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) he appears very briefly in the role of a spy, a fleeting cameo.

Again in 1970 ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, we hear his voice very briefly as an officer of Nepal Police greets Iftekhar at the Kathmandu airport, welcoming him to Nepal.

Here is a very interesting on screen appearance trivia. Hollywood producer and director, Mike Judge of the ‘Beavis And Butthead’ fame, was a great fan of Vijay Anand. In fact, in his animated film ‘Beavis And Butthead Do America’, there is a song being played in a casino in Las Vegas. On stage, among the musicians, there is a guitar player accompanying the singer. Mike Judge had based this character on Vijay Anand. The song in that film is ‘Love Roller Coaster’, available on YouTube; just click on the link.

A brief list of shelved films of Vijay Anand.

After ‘Rajput’ (1982) and before ‘Main Tere Liye’ (1988), Vijay Anand launched ‘Dekha Jaayega’ with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Anil backed out at last moment. After a brief gap, the film was planned again with Saif Ali in place of Anil, but was later shelved.

In 1988, he planned the film ‘Dosti Ka Taqaaza’ starring Mithun and Govinda. It was later shelved.

He appeared in the film ‘Insha Allaah’ as the hero opposite to Zarina Wahab. The film was later shelved.

He directed ‘Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal’ (1992) with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Karishma Kapoor. This film was also shelved.

In 1997 he starred in and directed the NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) film ‘Nyaymurty Krishnamurty’. This film also did not see the light of the day.

In the 1990s, he also started working on another film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, which could not be completed, probably did not go beyond the planning stage.

OK, so today’s song. It is contributed by Avinash ji. The film is ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’. The story is of a family conspiracy with shades of reminders from the film ‘Mera Saaya’. The protagonist falls in love, the lady dies in confusing circumstances, then she returns as a ghost to haunt the man. The plot finally nails down another family member, who is attempting to get rid of the protagonist, for the sake of inheritance. There are maybe some more films that are based on this scenario.

The music is by RD Burman, the words are from the pen of Vijay Anand himself and Kishore Kumar is the playback voice.

A heartfelt salute to this celluloid artist who donned many a hat in his career, and had left behind a memorable legacy.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Ghungroo Ki Awaaz  (Ghungroo Ki Awaaz) (1981) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Vijay Anand, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
hmm hmm hmm
sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
jalaa daaley
jalaa daaley
pankh naseebon ne
reh gayee hasrat e parwaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
adhura hai
adhura hain
geet jeewan ka
aur toota toota saaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo
ki aawaaz

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————————————-

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
हं हं हं
सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
जला डाले
जला डाले
पंख नसीबों ने
रह गयी हसरत ए परवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
अधूरा हैं
अधुरा हैं
गीत जीवन का
और टूटा टूटा साज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू ..
कि आवाज़


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