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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 law.

Today’s song is from a rare and less known film ‘Lakharani’ from 1945.

Although this was a film made by the great Prabhat Film Company of Poona, unlike earlier Prabhat films this movie never became famous or a landmark film. The reasons were many. The main reason was that it was was made in the period when the company had become very weak after V Shantaram left Prabhat Studios along with some of his chosen people from various departments. Secondly, the storyline of this film was far away from the type of films Prabhat had made in the past. True to its tradition, however, the film had a central theme of “open entry for all castes into Hindu temples“. But it was told through a story of tribal folks and allied jungle people, with whom probably, the audience could not  identify themselves.

Thirdly, the songs and music of this film was below average. The music director, Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar (1891-1974) had a reputation of being an Orthodox Sangeet Natak classicist. His songs never became popular except perhaps the multi-language song of Shanta Hublikar in the film ‘Aadmi’ (1939) (‘Manoos’ in Marathi). Even his contemporary Keshvrao Bhole gave more popular songs. His only film giving good music was Rajkamal’s ‘Mali’ (1944), wherein he himself was the hero opposite Ameerbai Karnataki.

The film was directed by Vishram Bedekar – more famous as a playwright and a script writer. His scripts used to be quite complex. He wrote the story of ‘Lakharani’, in addition to directing it. Vishram Bedekar (b. 1906), Marathi and Hindi film director, best known as a writer, was born in Amravati, Eastern Maharashtra. He started his career with the Sangeet Natak company Balwant Sangeet Mandali as a playwright-lyricist. From there, he moved to film-making when the theatre group expanded its box-office draw by producing ‘Krishnarjun Yuddha’, starring the group’s writer-actor Chintamanrao Kolhatkar. Unlike other films produced by Sangeet Natak companies (e.g. Lalitkaladarsh), the film succeeded commercially and he co-directed three more with the group’s owner-producer Vamanrao N Bhatt. He scripted the mythological ‘Pundalik’ (1936) and, according to his autobiography, he also co-directed the film with VN Bhatt.

He briefly studied film-making in the UK in 1938. In that same year, he published his first novel, ‘Ranangan’  on his return to India. He joined Prabhat Studios briefly to write Shantaram’s ‘Shejari’ / ‘Padosi’ (1941). In 1944, he returned to the studio to script ‘Ramshastri’, a re-edited version of which, credited to him, was later released as a children’s film entitled ‘Ramshastri Ka Nyay’. In 1945, he directed ‘Lakharani’ which incidentally is Guru Dutt’s début film. He went on to make classic melodramas for Baburao Pendharkar’s New Huns, Baburao Pai’s Famous Pics and Minerva Movietone. He wrote the script for Shantaram’s ‘Amar Bhoopali’ (1951). Later he directed the early productions of Ramsay Brothers, viz. ‘Rustom Sohrab’ (1963) and ‘Ek Nannhi Munni Ladki Thi’ (1970).

Vishram Bedekar worked in modernist frame defined by K Narayan Kale’s generation and GB Shaw. Most of his literary and film works recast stereotypes of pre-WW I Marathi social reform novels into the declamatory style of prose melodrama with increasingly complex storylines. As a playwright, his works include ‘Brahmakumari’, ‘Vaje Paool Apule’ and ‘Tilak Ani Agarkar’ (1980). In 1985, he published his autobiography – ‘Ek Jhaad Ani Don Pakshi’.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Vishram Bedekar is adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.)

‘Lakharani’ is important for one reason – Guru Dutt made his acting debut with this film. Guru Dutt (9-7-1925 to 10-10-1964) did the role of Lachman, brother of the heroine Lakharani, in this film. After doing a basic course in dancing from the dance academy of the famous dancer Uday Shanker, in Almora, he joined Prabhat Studios as a choreographer. However, in his first film he was only an actor and an assistant director to Vishram Bedekar. In his second film ‘ Hum Ek Hain’ (1946), he worked as the choreographer and as an assistant to PL Santoshi, the debutant director of the film. Later he was assistant director to Anadinath Bannerjee for the film ‘Mohan’ (1947), to Amiya Chakravarty for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949) and to Gyan Mukherjee for the film ‘Sangram’ (1950). His first stint as an independent director came with iconic film ‘Baazi’ (1951).

Another actor Ramsingh had a major role in the film ‘Lakharani’. Earlier he had done a small role in the film ‘Ramshastri’ (1944). Ramsingh’s name is not very famous or well known, but in his times, he appeared as a hero and also in villain’s role in many films. Information about him was not available anywhere on the internet till today. For the first time, this information is appearing here today. His entry in films and his life story makes a very interesting read.

During the 1942 ‘Quit India’ movement, there was a riot in Allahabad. Police opened fire and along with several other people, Secretary of All University Students Union also was killed. Fearing a backlash from college students, the Government closed down all colleges and vacated the hostels. As a result of this, two persons became homeless. One was Ramchandra Thakur – later to become famous as Kavi Pradeep; and the other was Ramsingh – who became an actor.

After the riots, instead of informing his family about his welfare, Ramsingh left for Bombay and then went on to Poona, to become an actor. He was tall, fair and handsome. V Shantaram hired him as an assistant in the studio. Because he never returned home, his family thought that he must have been killed in the riots and grieved.

One day one of the villagers came to their house and told excitedly, that he had seen a Hindi film and in that film, an actor looked exactly like Ramsingh. The family went to the town and saw the film. Lo and behold ! there he was. Looking just like Ramsingh. Anxiously a group of elders reached Prabhat Studio in Poona and enquired. The officials brought them face to face with their own son – Ramsingh !! Everyone was happy. It seems he did not contact his household just to avoid the police investigations, as he too was an active participant in the agitation.

Ramsingh was born into a rich zamindar family of village Ishanpur in Pratapgarh (UP), in 1920. After graduating, while still doing his MA, he joined films. His first film was ‘Ramshastri’ (1944), then came ‘Chand’ (1944), ‘Lakhrani’ (1945) and ‘Hum Ek Hain (1946) – all Prabhat films. While with Prabhat Studios, he became friendly with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. In his later years, they would give him a role in almost every film they made.

In his other films, Ramsingh worked with heroine Ranjit Kumari (real name Ranjit Kaur), to whom he got married later on. He was already married while in school and also had 3 children from his first wife. From the second marriage he got 4 children.

Ramsingh played hero, villain and character roles in 69 films. Some of his notable films, besides the four films from Prabhat Studios are, ‘Gaon’ (1947), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1949), ‘Aparadhi’ (1950) – he was the hero, opposite to Madhubala, ‘Sargam’ (1950), ‘Sangram’ (1950), ‘Shrimati ji’ (1952),  ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Baaz’ (1953) etc. In the latter part of his career, he only got insignificant roles in B and C grade films and mythologicals. His last films were ‘Sati Sulochana’ (1969), ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’ (1971) and ‘Mere Bhaiya’ (1972); the last two being released after he retired from films.

When film ‘Jaal’ (1952) was imported into West Pakistan (on the East Pakistan quota), the Pak film industry started an agitation against Indian films, demanding a total ban on Indian films in Pakistan, as they believed the Indian films were killing their business. Leader of this agitation was WZ Ahmed, once a successful director/producer in India (from the erstwhile Shalimar Films of Poona and the mentor and husband of actress Neena). Consequently, Indian films were banned in Pakistan, at a later stage.

Ramsingh returned to his native place with Ranjit Kumari and children in 1970 and started doing agriculture. The then UP Chief Minister HN Bahuguna was his classmate and a very good friend. Ramsingh approached him. To help him, Bahuguna established the UP Film Corporation and made Ramsingh its chairman. However, due to political turmoil in the country, Bahuguna left congress and joined the off shoot party Congress For Democracy, against Indira Gandhi. As a result the film corporation was wound up and Ramsingh returned to the agriculture business again. He started drinking heavily, against medical advise and died in 1984, in his village.
(Note: The above bio sketch of Ramsingh is adapted with thanks, from Javed Hamid’s forthcoming book ‘हिन्दी सिनेमा के कुछ जाने अंजाने फनकार’.)

The spelling of film title – ‘Lakharani’, was an enigma. In many places, including the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, the film is spelt as LAKHRANI, while the HFGK says LAKHARANI. To get the correct information, I wrote to Shri Harmandir Singh ji. He promptly sent me a copy of the film booklet and confirmed that the correct name is LAKHARANI only. Thanks, Hamraz ji. The cast of the film is Durga Khote, Monica Desai, Azuri, Sapru, Ramsingh, Guru Dutt, etc. The story of this film is,

Bichwa (Durga Khote) is the queen of a devout untouchable community, which is not permitted to enter any temple. Her daughter Lakharani marries the prince from a community of atheists and hence is excommunicated by her own tribe.The devout group has their devotion tested by economic setbacks and a major conflict erupts between them and the atheists’ community. But God materialises on earth, thus solving the problems of belief and its attendant conflicts. Untouchability is abolished and they all can enter temples and worship also.

The film has 6 songs. Though the record numbers are given by HFGK, the name of singers is not mentioned for any song. The lyricist is Qamar Jalaalabaadi and the composer is Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. No songs were found on the net or the You Tube, so I turned to our in-house collector, Sudhir ji. He promptly informed me that he has 4 songs of this film. On my request he not only sent me 2 songs, but also uploaded today’s song on my request. Thank you Sudhir ji, you are a great help indeed.

Lakharani makes her debut on this Blog today. Enjoy its first ever song. . .

(Ed Note: The title line of this song is modified, after listening to the song. In the Geet Kosh, this song corresponds to the song at sl. no. 6, which is listed as “Ab Moti Giraane Lagi Saawan Ki Ghataayen”. After listening to the song, it is observed that the refrain “Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se. . .” is repeated after each antaraa, and is the more appropriate title line for the song.)


Song – Ik Gori Ki Aankhon Se Mujhe Pyaar Hua Hai (Lakharani) (1945) Singer -Unidentified Male Voice, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Master Krishna Rao
Unidentified Male + Female Voices
Female Chorus

Lyrics 

ab moti giraane lagi saawan ki ghataayen
bagiya mein bikharne lagi bulbul ki sadaayen

ha ha ha haha

khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
khilne ke liye phool bhi taiyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
sunder meri aashaon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o koel duniya ko sunaao ye fasaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
o panchhio gaao meri duniya ko jagaana
ab haath pakad haath se iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o gori ki paayal zara jhankaar suna de
ye bhed mere dil ka zamaane ko bataa de..ey..ey
abaad mere phoolon ka sansaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

o nadiya ke lehro ye kinaare ko bata do
toofaan ki maujon ko mera haal suna do..oo..oo
do lehron mein mil jaane ka iqraar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai
ik gori ki aankhon se mujhe pyaar hua hai
mujhe pyaar hua hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अब मोती गिराने लगीं सावन की घटाएँ
बगिया में बिखरने लगीं बुलबुल की सदाएं

हा हा हाहा

खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
खिलने के लिए फूल भी तैयार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
सुंदर मेरी आशाओं का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ कोयल दुनिया को सुनाओ ये फसाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
ओ पंछीओ गाओ मेरी दुनिया को जगाना
अब हाथ पकड़ हाथ से इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ गोरी की पायल ज़रा झंकार सुना दे
ये भेद मेरे दिल का ज़माने को सुना दे॰॰ए॰॰ए
आबाद मेरे फूलों का संसार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

ओ नदिया की लहरों ये किनारे को बता दो
तूफान की मौजों को मेरा हाल सुना दो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दो लहरों में मिल जाने का इक़रार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है
इक गोरी की आँखों से मुझे प्यार हुआ है
मुझे प्यार हुआ है

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

Today, we are celebrating the 3400th day that this blog has been operating.

And we Yippeee a film that has been waiting for more than two years for the final song to come online. 🙂

Sometimes, Atul ji springs a wonderful surprise. And at a very short notice too. It is 8.30 pm in the night (on 7th Nov). I am just casually checking my emails. Plop. There is a message from him. We have a significant and a very different type of milestone lined up for tomorrow (8th Nov). The immediate next sentence, he is quickly clarifying that no, the said milestone has nothing to do with demonetization anniversary or any other subject of Indian economy. The next sentence he clarifies, without building any suspense or delays in his words. 8th Nov is exactly the 3400th day of the continued existence of our blog. A few lights start blinking inside the head. Wow, – thanks ji, – what a surprise, – such a different type of milestone, – gosh tomorrow, – what a scramble, – and in a secret corner, another light blinks that says – अरे सर, थोड़ा एडवांस नोटिस तो देना चाहिए॰ ॰ ॰ खैर॰ ॰ ॰

Blinking lights aside, many congratulations to all members, friends and readers, and welcome to the 3400th edition of Atul Song A Day, in which, I must emphasize, at the cost of repetition, that the phrase song-a-day has been redundant for, well, let us see – 28th Aug, 2008, i.e. 40 days less, that is 3360 days – I mean the period of redundancy of this phrase. You see, 28th Aug, 2008 was the day (41st in the history of this blog) that Atul ji shifted gears and posted 3 songs in a single day, for the first time. See, that is how long his solemn promise lasted. In just forty days, he was so overwhelmed and got carried away that instead of song-a-day, it was three-songs-a-day that day.

[Tongue in cheek] – I am sure folks in all parts of this subcontinent will be aware and will agree; the tradition is to celebrate the 40th day after childbirth, as the day when the mother of the newborn child, is allowed to start moving outside the confines of the household. There is a celebration and a ceremony to mark this event. (Of course in the current times, quite a few people do not bother to abide by this tradition, which, if I may be allowed to emphasize, has very important reasons of health and well being behind it). But we note that Atul ji quite religiously followed this tradition, and stayed put on one song per day for forty days. And then he ventured out further – starting with the song “Aap Ke Anurodh Pe Main Ye Geet Sunaata Hoon” (film ‘Anurodh’, 1977), on the forty first day. I must add that Atul ji has been a very conscientious ‘mother’, for the first forty days, and for all the days thereafter. 🙂

So, in the tradition of adding new feathers to the caps, we are now adding one more dimension by which we measure the robustness of our blog and its level of enthusiasm / commitment  / entertainment value. No of days that we have been in operation. Today – it is 34 hundred days that are completed. And counting. . .

Changing the topic briefly – I would like to touch upon the query that was raised yesterday by Peevesie’s Mom, regarding the number of posts and the number of songs contained therein. Although we count one post only once, there are many occasions that a single post carries more than one song.

Yes, there are posts that have multiple songs on account of the songs being present more than once in the film, or have been sung by different singers in the same film. Sometimes the multi singer songs are exactly the same, and sometimes they have different antaraas. Same for multi part songs. In some cases, the multiple appearances of the song in the film carry the same lines, and in some cases, they carry different lines.

In cases where the multiple appearance of the song is in the voice of the same singer, and the words are unchanged, then we count them as one song only. However, if the singing voice is different then we count them as multiple songs. Also, if the singing voice being the same, if the words and lines are different, then also we count them as multiple songs.

Another criteria that we follow is to adhere to the listings in the HFGK. In the Geet Kosh, songs which are multi part, or multi singer are listed separately. And so we also follow that scheme to count the songs. An interesting aside here is that the Geet Kosh counts the different parts of the multi-lingual songs, as separate songs. And so do we, counting each part of the multi lingual song as a separate song. The case in point is the last line in the table below. This is the muti lingual song from the film ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) “Orey Oo Poraan Bondhu Re. . .”. This song is the post number 10967 (dt 24Mar2015). Geet Kost lists this song as seven separate lines, one for each language covered. And so, on our blog too, we count them as 7 songs, albeit contained in one post.

A few posts carry the original song as well as the version song, which is not carried in the film. E.g. the song “Chhupo Na Chhupo Na Chhupo Na” from film ‘My Sister’ (1944); both the versions – in the voices of KL Saigal and Pankaj Mullick – are contained in the post no. 807 (dt. 26Feb2009), although the film carries the Saigal Sb version only.

Please note that the audio and video versions of the same song are not counted as extras.

When the blog arrived at the 13700th milestone on 4th November just passed, the total number songs contained within these posts reached the number of 14200, exactly five hundred more than the number of posts.

The breakup of multi-songs within posts is as follows,

  • Posts containing 2 songs counted – 410 –  410 extra
  • Posts containing 3 songs counted – 34     –  68 extra
  • Posts containing 4 songs counted – 4       –  12 extra
  • Posts containing 5 songs counted – 1        –   4 extra
  • Posts containing 6 songs counted – 0
  • Posts containing 7 songs counted – 1        –   6 extra

In the above listing, the first number in the row is the number of posts for that category (2 songs or 3 songs etc.), and the second number is the number of additional songs that we count, because of this phenomena. The above list tells us that there are a total of 450 posts out of 13,700, which carry more than one song. This number is the total of the first column in the above lines. The total of the second column gives us the number of additional songs that are carried in these posts, which round figure of 500 extra songs (till 4th Nov that is).

A thought here is that we can request Atul ji to also publish the number of songs, along with the number of posts, on the home page.

Now coming to the song for today. At first, I had some courageous and wishful thoughts to try and search for a song that has something to do with ‘thirty four thousand’ or even ‘thirty four’, you know, just like we had a readymade song for the 11000th post (“Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan”). But I very soon gave up that pursuit as impractical. And so, in consultation with Atul ji, I bring on board a Yippeee song – a rare one that was not even available online so far. The film is ‘First Love’ from 1961. This film carries six songs. Five of these songs are already posted here. These are

  1. Beete Huye Din Kuchh Aise Hi Hain
  2. Maano Ya Na Maano
  3. Mujhe Mil Gayi Hai Muhabbt Ki Manzil
  4. Wo Dekho Aayi Bahaaren Laayi
  5. Mere Pyaar Mein Ya Wafa Na Thhi

The first two songs listed above, were posted in Dec 2011. The third song came on board in Jun 2012. Then after almost two years, the fourth song made its appearance in Apr 2014. Exactly a year later, the 5th song arrived in Apr 2015. After that, likely the lack of online availability of this song disallowed this film from being Yippeee’d. i.e. till now, more than two and half years later.

This last song which is a wonderful duet by Suman Kalyanpur and Kamal Barot, has now been uploaded and the Yippeee call for this film can now be made. The words are from the pen of Gulshan Bawra and the music is by Dattaram. The very prominent Dattu ‘theka’ rhythm of dholak is very prominently heard in the antaraas.

The list of actors in this film includes Mehmood, Naaz, Preetibala, Raj Mehra, Amar, SN Bannerji, amongs others. The list contains only these two names of lady actors. Possibly this song could have been picturized on Naaz and Preetibala, but that is just a guess.

So, 3400 days, 13710 posts (yes, this post is no. 13710), and 14210 songs. So many milestones and measuring dimensions, and counting. But anyway, do listen to this fantastic duet song, with such an endearing rhythm created by Dattaram. And enjoy.

Song – Kis Ko Aai Hai Tu Mil Ke Mil Ke (First Love) (1966) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Gulshan Bawra, MD – Dattaram
Suman Kalyanpur + Kamal Barot

 

Lyrics

kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .

kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . . pyaara
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke

dekh ke
aaina
neeche nazar jo daali
aa gai
gaalon pe
maare sharam ke laai
dekh ke
aaina
neeche nazar jo daali
aa gai
gaalon pe
maare sharam ke laali
aaj kya baat hai
dil pe kyon haath hai
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke

zindagi
mein kabhi
yun bhi ho jaata hai
gair ki
cheez pe
apna dil aata hai
zindagi
mein kabhi
yun bhi ho jaata hai
gair ki
cheez pe
apna dil aata hai
pyaar ki
kya khabar
lad gai
kab nazar
kis ko aai hai tu mil ke
mil ke
phool bani hai kali khil ke
khil ke
ye milan bada pyaara haaye
ye milan bada pyaara. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰

किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰ प्यारा
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के

देख के
आईना
नीचे नज़र जो डाली
आ गई
गालों पे
मारे शरम के लाली
देख के
आईना
नीचे नज़र जो डाली
आ गई
गालों पे
मारे शरम के लाली
आज क्या बात है
दिल पे क्यों हाथ है
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है काली खिल के
खिल के

ज़िंदगी
में कभी
यूं भी हो जाता है
ग़ैर की
चीज़ पर
अपना दिल आता है
ज़िंदगी
में कभी
यूं भी हो जाता है
ग़ैर की
चीज़ पर
अपना दिल आता है
प्यार की
क्या खबर
लड़ गई
कब नज़र
किसको आई है तू मिल के
मिल के
फूल बनी है कली खिल के
खिल के
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा हाए
ये मिलन बड़ा प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰

 


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.

Ah yes, saving the best for the last. What a wonderful lilting song this one is. With this post we bring to completion the list of all songs for the film ‘Maan’ (1954). So, another Yippeee moment for this blog. Congratulations to all readers and all members of this musical bandwagon.

‘Maan’ is a costume drama which is produced by Rajendra Jain for the banner of Filmkaar Ltd., Bombay. The film is directed by Safdar ‘Aah’ Sitapuri, who has also penned five of the nine songs in this film. The remaining four songs are shared between Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) and Kaif Bhopali (3). Music is from the mind of Anil Biswas (assisted by Ram Singh). The cast of actors includes Ajit, Chitra, Durga Khote, Jaagirdar, Kumar, Achala Sachdev, Yashodhara Katju, Kamlesh Kumari and Chanda Bai etc.

As per the footnotes in the Geet Kosh, originally eleven songs in all were recorded for this film. Two songs were later cancelled and not included in the film. The mukhdas of the songs are – “Aati Na Yun Bahaaren. . .” in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, and “Ye Achha Sauda Hum Ne Kiya. . .” in the voice of Shamshad Begum. It appears that these two songs, although recorded, were not released on gramophone records. No other information or trace of these songs is available as yet.

The eight songs posted earlier are listed below, in the order of their appearance on the blog. The Geet Kosh serial no. is added in brackets at the end of each line.

  1. Dam Bhar Ka Thaa Daur Khushi Ka (7)
  2. Mere Pyaar Mein Tujhe Kyaa Milaa (4)
  3. Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai (8)
  4. Keh Do Ke Muhabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana (6)
  5. Guzra Hua Ulfat Ka Zamaana (5)
  6. Main Kya Karoon Rukti Nahin Ashqon Ki Rawaani (1)
  7. O O O Phaili Hai Khabar (2)
  8. Kya Bataayen Chheen Kar Mutthi Mein Wo Kya Le Chale (9)

The foot notes in the Geet Kosh carry a very interesting side story. And it has to do with the iconic film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960). As per the foot note, which is short and cryptic, the song at serial no. 8 (in GK) – “Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai” was originally recorded for the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ by Anil Biswas, and later this song was included in this film.

A little more detailed background is available from the annual publication of Society of Indian Record Collectors (SIRC). When K Asif planned for this film originally in the mid 1940s, the mantle for being the music director was assigned to Anil Biswas. The original cast of actors included Chandramohan, Nargis, Sapru, and Veena. Apparently, the roles to be played were assigned as Chandramoha – Shahenshah Akbar, Sapru – Salim, Nargis – Anarkali and Veena – Jodha Bai. During the remaining part of the decade, all the original planning was disturbed. Partition was foisted upon this country. The financier for this film migrated to the new nation of Pakistan in 1947. And in 1949, Chandramohan passed away. Sapru, who was a rising star in 1945, turned out to be not so popular a hero over the next 3 to 4 years. A few reels of this film were already shot.

With all these adverse changes forced by the circumstances, K Asif revamped his planning. By the time 1950s came about, he had brought in Prithviraj Kapoor in place of Chandramohan and Dilip Kumar in place of Sapru. Dilip Kumar and Nargis were already working together in Asif Sb’s other venture – ‘Hulchul’ which was released in 1951. Asif faced quite a bit of turbulent time on the sets with this lead pair. The relations between the two were very strained, and ‘Hulchul’ was somehow completed. Beyond 1951, Asif Sb realized the futility of having this lead pair to continue together for ‘Mughal e Azam’. He made a decision to replace Nargis, retaining Dilip Kumar in the role of Salim. Later on, Madhubala was approached for the role of Anarkali.

Now coming to the music director. Asif Sb in his productions seems not to have tied himself to any one music director. His first film, ‘Phool’ released in 1945, has Ghulam Haider Sb as the music director. Then the initial announcement of ‘Mughal e Azam’ had Anil Biswas as the MD. When this film was put on hold, and Asif Sb started to work on ‘Hulchul’, he contracted Sajjad Husain Sb for being the music director. The working relationship between the two was not amiable, and Sajjad Sb opted out before the music work was complete. Asif Sb then brought in Mohammed Shafi to complete the MD’s work for the film. Three of the ten songs of ‘Hulchul’ are composed by Shafi Sb. The next – as the work in ‘Mughal e Azam’ got restarted, we find Naushad Sb in the role of MD. I have not been able to locate any information as to why this change was made.

As per Geet Kosh, the song “Allah Bhi Hai Mallah Bhi Hai”, was originally recorded for ‘Mughal e Azam’. As I scan the list of songs of ‘Mughal e Azam’, my intuition says that in the final version of the film, the song “Bekas Pe Karam Kijiye Sarkaar e Madina” took the place of “Allah Bhi Hai . . .”. However, my intuition actually goes one step further. After I read about original recordings by Anil Biswas, I scanned the song lists of the two films and tried to do a comparison. It is possible that there may have been more songs originally created by Anil Biswas. In my mind, I can locate at least one more coincidence. The song from the final version of ‘Mughal e Azam’ – “Zindabad Zindabad, Ae Mohabbat Zindabad”, is very likely a replacement song for the original – “Keh Do Ke Mohabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana”. The fervor and the rebellious tone of the both the songs is quite similar in intensity.

So much for the digression, let me come back to the song for today. And the singer – Meena Kapoor. The mention of this name immediately brings to the mind the iconic song “Rasiya Re Man Basiya Re” from the 1957 film ‘Pardesi’. And then some others – “Kuchh Aur Zamaana Kehta Hai” from ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965), “Kachchi Hai Umariya, Kori Hai Chunariya” from ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ (1959), “Laagi Naahi Chhote Raama, Chaahe Jiya Jaaye” from ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), again from ‘Pardesi’ – “Rimi Jhimi Barse Paani Ho Aaj Morey Angnaa”. And the iconic “Mori Atariya Pe Kaaga Boley, Mora Jiya Doley” from ‘Aankhen’ (1950). And yes, she is the accompanying singer to C Ramchandra in another iconic, nay, almost a cult song – “Aana Meri Jaan Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday” from ‘Shehnaai’ (1947). In a career that spanned two decades from 1946 to 1965, Meena ji has sung approximately 160 songs in Hindi films.

Meena ji was born on 27th August, 1930 in Calcutta, literally in the lap of New Theatres. Her father, Birkam Kapoor, was a character artist with the New Theatres at that time. He was a close associate and a good friend of KL Saigal, KC Dey, Prithviraj Kapoor and Pahadi Sanyal. We have seen him in films like ‘Karwaan e Hayaat’ (1935), ‘Dhoop Chhaaon’ (1935), ‘President’ (1937), and ‘Street Singer’ (1938). In 1940-41, when we see an exodus of the premier stars from Calcutta to Bombay, Bikrma Kapoor also moved to Bombay with his family. The young Meena grew up in the company of stalwart uncles, and the lights and cameras of shooting studios.

Not much details are available about her early years and her development as a singer. When she was sixteen, KC Dey gave her the first break as a singer in the film ‘Door Chalen’ (1946). KC Dey was the music director for this film. Meena ji sang three songs in this film, two duets (with KC Dey) and one solo – “Aa Gayi Aa Gayi Zindagi Mein Ik Nayi Kahaani Aa Gayi”. In the same year, SD Burman, who was making his debut in Hindi films with ‘Eight Days’ also gave her an opportunity to sing under his music direction – “Kisi Se Meri Preet Lagi Ab Kyaa Karoon”. Then 1947 happened to be, and the nation wide popularity of “Sunday Ke Sunday” made her a household name. With a sweetness and a scampering youthfulness in her voice, she soon became a singer popular and in demand with the music directors. Till 1954, she was a busy artist with almost 110 songs from about 60 films.

Many of her songs became very popular. A sampling – “Main Birhan Baithi Jaagun” (film ‘Gopinath’, 1948); “Yaad Rakhna Chaand Taaron” (film ‘Anokha Pyaar’, 1948); “Boot Polish Karwa Le Baabu” (film ‘Ghar Ki Izzat’, 1948); “Main Reh Gayi Ankhiyaan Malti Re” (film ‘Anyaay’ (1949); “Lo Jawaani Ka Zamaana Aa Gayaa” (film ‘Aadhi Raat’, 1950); “Kabhi Tum Khwaab Mein Chupke Se Aa Jaate” (film ‘Gul Sanobar’ (1953); “Chaand So Gaya Taare So Gaye” (film ‘Raahi’, 1953); “Ek Kali Aur Do Patiyaan” with Hemant Kumar (also from ‘Raahi’, 1953);“Aag Chhidak Gai Chaandni Morey Gorey Badan Pe” (‘Aagosh’, 1953); “Ek Dharti Hai Ek Hai Gagan” (film ‘Adhikaar’, 1954); “Mere Chanchal Naina Ras Ke Bhare” (‘Angulimaal’, 1960); “Dil Hamko Dhoondhtaa Hai” (film ‘Return of Mr Superman’, 1960); and many more in between.

As per Geet Kosh listings, her voice appears once again in the film ‘Suhaani Raat’ which was released in 1974. The music director is Ram Ganguly. It is noted that this film was produced much earlier, but its release was delayed significantly. I have not yet located more information on this film, and I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to kindly add more information about this film if available. The Geet Kosh notes that Meena Kapoor’s voice is used in this film, but singer names against individual songs are not specified.

The song being presented today, is my favorite from the list of songs of this film. Other than “Keh Do Ke Mohabbat Se Na Takraaye Zamaana”. In a list of songs (of this film) that has many superb creations, I like this song for its natural perkiness, and a joyous celebration of having discovered the emotion of love. Simple words, simply rendered, but oh so effectively tuned together, bringing out the brimming happiness, even so that the play of words is unmindful of the words themselves. This is the first time I have come across the word ‘dilaar’, spoken in conjunction with ‘dilbar’ and ‘dildaar’, the latter one itself is somewhat accentuated as ‘dil e daar’. The lighthearted pleasure in the construction of the lines and cheerful levity in their rendering make this song so delightful and endearing.

Enjoy this lovely creation – Anil Biswas, Safdar ‘Aah’, and Meena Kapoor – superbly done.

[Ed Note: The song has been uploaded on YouTube by our very own Sadanand Kamath ji.]

Song – Dilbar Dilaar Dil e Daar Ho  (Maan) (1954) Singer – Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho

hothon ne kuchh na kaha
chitwan ne bol diya..aa..aa
chitwan ne bol diya
dil mein chhupaaye huye
raazon ko khol diya
raazon ko khol diya
aankhen jo hum se huin chaar ho oo oo
aankhen jo hum se huin chaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho

laayegi rang naye do dil ki dhadkan
laayegi rang naye do dil ki dhadkan
daalo na jalte huye deepak pe daaman
daalo na jalte huye deepak pe daaman
bhole mere sarkaar ho oo oo
bhole mere sarkaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
chhup na saka tera pyaar ho oo oo
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
dilbar dilaar dil e daar ho
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो

होठों ने कुछ ना कहा
चितवन ने बोल दिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चितवन ने बोल दिया
दिल में छुपाए हुये
राज़ों को खोल दिया
राज़ों को खोल दिया
आँखें जो हमसे हुईं चार हो ओ ओ
आँखें जो हमसे हुईं चार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो

लाएगी रन नए दो दिल की धड़कन
लाएगी रन नए दो दिल की धड़कन
डालो न जलते हुये दीपक पे दामन
डालो न जलते हुये दीपक पे दामन
भोले मेरे सरकार हो ओ ओ
भोले मेरे सरकार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
छुप ना सका तेरा प्यार हो ओ ओ
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो
दिलबर दिल्लार दिल ए दार हो


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.

 

पल दो पल का साथ हमारा
पल दो पल के याराने हैं
इस मंज़िल पर मिलने वाले
उस मंज़िल पर खो जाने हैं
 
pal do pal ka saath hamaara
pal do pal ke yaaraane hain
is manzil par milne waale
us manzil par kho jaane hain

This thought, expressed in these words, probably first came about four decades ago (film is ‘The BurningTrain’, 1980). It was March of 1980 that this film hit the theatres around the country. This qawwaali gained a good amount of popularity in its time, and still continues to be a part of selection of lists of qawwaalis in Hindi films. And in a matter of few months, the writer of these lines arrived at the manzil, from where, he was lost to us. 25th October of the same year. The iconic poet Abdul Hayee, decided to abandon this world – an act, a thought that he had expressed multiple times in his verses, over the previous three decades or so, of his career as a songwriter in Hindi films.

Remembering Sahir Sb on the anniversary of his passing away (25th October).

About thirty five years earlier, the listeners started to get the first glimmer of the grimness of life as he saw it. He made his debut in films, in 1948, with the film ‘Azaadi Ki Raah Par’. Scanning the sonography of his writings for films, one has to wait till 1954, and the film ‘Taxi Driver’, to catch the first expressions of listlessness and despair with life.

maayusiyon kaa majmaa hai jee mein
kyaa rah gayaa hai is zindagi mein
rooh mein hai gham dil mein dhuaan

Yes, the iconic song “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .” (film ‘Taxi Driver’). Before we come to 1954 and to these verses, there is very little despair, and very little sadness in his poetry for films. I keep stressing ‘for films’, because his non film writings have carried this helpless angst against what this world and this existence is. His very first collection of poetry, published while he still was in college in Lahore, is titled ‘Talkhiyaan’ – which literally translates to ‘bitternesses’. But in his writings for films, we encounter this expression first time in ‘Taxi Driver’.

And then, as if a dam has broken loose. It is 1955 and film is ‘Devdas’. Sahir writes

agar iss jahaan ka maalik kahin mil sake to poochhen
mili kaun si khaataa par hamen is qadar sazaayen

(from the song “Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar. . .“)

It is 1955 again, and the film is ‘House No. 44’. The verses are

teri duniya me jeene se to behtar hai ke mar jaayen
wohi aansoo wohi aahen wohi gham hai jidhar jaayen

Then again, in ‘Marine Drive’ he writes

zafaaon per zafaa bedaad per bedaad hoti hai
hamaari zindagi kya maut bhi barbaad hoti hai
hamen itnaa to batlaa de jiyen ham yaa ke mar jaayen
bataa ai aasmaan waale tere bande kidhar jaayen

1955 again, and the film is ‘Munim ji’. The verses make an experienced announcement about the reality of this life.

jeevan ke safar mein raahi, miltey hain bichhad jaane ko
aur de jaate hain yaadien, tanhaai mein tadpaane ko

Yet again in 1955, the film is ‘Railway Platform’, and this time the lines tell of another face of life’s reality.

kadam kadam par honi baithhi apnaa jaal bichhaaye
is jeewan ki raah mein jaane kaun kahaan rah jaaye
basti basti parwat parwat gaataa jaaye banjaaraa
lekar dil kaa iktaaraa. . .

Come 1956, and the film ‘Chandrakanta’. The song tells us

maine chaand aur sitaaron ki tamanna ki thi
mujhko raaton ki siyaahi ke siwaa kuchh na mila

 And as if this was not emphatic enough, he goes on to write in the film ‘Funtoosh’,

apne liye kab hain ye mele
ham hain har ek mele mein akele
kyaa paayegaa usmein rahkar
jo duniyaa jeevan se khele
dukhi man mere sun mera kahnaa
jahaan nahin chainaa vahaan nahin rahna

With ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), this bitterness reaches its zenith; and he writes

jahaan ik khilaunaa hai insaan ki hasti
ye basti hai murda paraston ki basti
yahaan par to jeevan se hai maut sasti
ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai

And as if this was not convincing enough, his exhortations rise in intensity, and he screams out the words

jalaa do ise phoonk daalo ye duniya
mere saamne se hataa lo ye duniya
tumhaari hai tum hi sambhaalo ye duniya
ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai

In ‘Light House’, in 1958, the lines of the song are

lo aaj hamne tod diyaa, rishtaa-e-ummeed
lo ab kabhi gilaa na karenge kisi se ham
tang aa chuke hain kashmakash e zindagi se hum
thukra na den jahaan ko kahin be-dilee se hum

And then, he added another song, which says

saare jag mein apna koi nahin
sukh kyaa dukha ka sapnaa koi nahin
kis jagah jaayen, kis ko dikhlaayen
zakhm-e-dil apnaa

‘Dhool Ka Phool’ came in 1959. His frustrations and anger at the divisive forces in the society burst out in the lines

maalik ne har insaan ko insaan banaayaa
humne usse hindu yaa musalmaan banaayaa
kudrat ne to bakshi thi hamein ek hi dharti
humne kahin bhaarat kahin iraan banaayaa

In 1960, there came the iconic qawwaali in the film ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’. A set of verses that touched upon a variety of emotions of love and the very existence of the individual itself. His own disenchantment, probably, trickles through, in the lines

mere naamuraad junoon kaa hai ilaaj koyi to maut hai
jo dawaa ke naam pe zahar de usi chaaraagar ki talaash hai

Then it was the film ‘Dharamputra’ in 1961. The poet in him raised his voice against the senseless communal divide, and its manipulation. The words are starkly put together

dharti ki sulagti chhaati ke bechain sharaare poochhte hain
yeh kis ka lahoo hai kaun mara

The wrenching torture of loneliness inside, came spewing out in the film ‘Hum Dono’, again from 1961.

kaun rotaa hai kisi aur ki khaatir ai dost
sabko apni hi kisi baat pe ronaa aayaa
kabhi khud pe, kabhi haalaat pe ronaa aayaa
baat nikli, to har ik baat pe ronaa aayaa

‘Gumraah’ was released in 1963. His personal demons fighting with himself inside, brought out these verses

wo afsaanaa jise anjaam tak laanaa naa ho mumkin
use ik khooboorat mod dekar chhodnaa achchhaa
chalo ik baar phir se, ajnabi ban jaayen ham dono

Also in 1963 came the musical history of ‘Taj Mahal’. And the soul of Sahir rose up to challenge the creator Himself with the lines

ye qatl o khoon kaa riwaaz kyun hai
ye rasm e jang o jadaal kyaa hai
jinhe talab hai jahaan bhar ki
unhi kaa dil itnaa tang kyun hai
. . .
jahaan mein jashn e wafaa ke badle
ye jashn e teer o tafang kyun hai
khudaa e bartar teri zameen par
zameen ki khaatir ye jang kyun hai

The vagaries of his personal destinies starkly reflects in the lines he wrote the 1964 film ‘Chaandi Ki Deewaar’,

ye bebasi bhi kisi ba’ddua se kam to nahin
ke khul ke jee na sakey aur maut bhi na miley
kahin qaraar na ho aur kahin khushi na miley
hamaare baad kisi ko ye zindagi na miley

Again in 1964, the intensity of his despair with life would insistently glare back through the lines in the film ‘Shagun’

bujhaa diye hain khud apne haathon
mohabbaton ke diye jalaa ke
meri wafaa ne ujaad di hain
ummeed ki bastiyaan basaa ke

That I am highlighting the agony and the despair in this selected anthology of his verses, does not imply that his other expressions do not measure up. Not at all. His poetry of love and romance is equally, if not more, expressive of amorous emotions of the human heart. A discourse of the brighter side of his love poetry merits a separate write up. And his grasp of human emotions across the spectrum, is visible in the songs that otherwise would simply be categorized as situational in the movies. That set of writings too, have the power to capture the heart in ways more than one.

Beyond the mid 1960s, the agony within his writings begins to show less and less. In the external environment, the modes of cinematic expressions were changing, and the music of the films was being transformed away and beyond the melodic gems of the golden era. He simply seemed to have withdrawn himself within, pulling all his despair and sorrow, to the inside. But some rare moments did come along.

1973 saw the release of ‘Joshila’, and quite unexpectedly, his writings touched upon the pain of loneliness once again.

jhoothaa bhi naataa nahin chaahon mein
tu hi kyon doobaa rahe aahon mein
koyi kisi sang mare, aisaa nahin hone waalaa
koyi nahin jo yoon hi jahaan mein, baante peer paraayi
ho, kis kaa rastaa dekhe ai dil ai saudaai
meelon hai khaamoshi barson hai tanhaai. . .

In 1975, came ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka’ and in a moment of release, his pen created the lines

dekha hai zindagi ko kuchh itna qareeb se
chehre tamaam lagne lage hain ajeeb se

It was back in 1964, that he wrote his epitaph for himself (film is ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’).

ye raah akele katati hai
yahaan saath na koi yaar chale
us paar na jaane kya paaye
is paar to sab kuchh haar chale
lo apna jahaan duniya waalon
hum is duniya ko chhod chale

On 25th October in 1980, Sahir Sb is duniya ko chhod gaye, leaving behind a body of work in form of seven hundred plus film songs, that are an immense treasure of personal emotions in all the shades of human experiences. In 1980, along with qawwaali that I started this article with, he also wrote another nazm that was featured in the film ‘Kabhi Kabhi’. Yes, I talk of the immensely impressive “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon”. (Interesting to note the repetition of the phrase ‘pal do pal’, in both these songs.)

In this song, Sahir Sb has said something, which probably is the only one place where I would disagree with him. Totally. You would remember the lines

kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyan chun’ne waale
mujhse behtar kehne waale. . .

No Sahir Sb, I sincerely disagree from the depths of my heart. None will follow who may express it better than you. All songwriters will say it, definitely in different ways, and definitely in ways that are measures of excellence, in their own unique expressions. But no one will be able to say

dil jaley to jaley
gham paley to paley
kisi ki na sun gaayeja. . .

Quite in contrast to the mood of the article, today’s song is a lilting gem that has been created by Sahir Sb and N Dutta for the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’ – one of his handful of films that is still waiting to be Yippeee’ed on our blog. Sung by Lata ji, this song is such an endearing expression of expectation; the heart is calling out to the beloved, and is giving so many reasons describing the wait, exhorting for the lover to pay heed, and come. This is such a lovely creation of words and music that I was for a moment surprised that this song is still waiting in the wings.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – Door Se Yun Na Tarsaao  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye

door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

deep jal chuke
saaye dhal chuke
ab to aa jaao
deep jal chuke
saaye dhal chuke
ab to aa jaao
mere pyaar ko
intezaar ko
yun na thukraao
aji tum yun na thukraao
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

raat raat bhar
jaag jaag kar
sapne bunti hoon
raat raat bhar
jaag jaag kar
sapne bunti hoon
baithi raah mein
kab se chaah mein
kaliyan chunti hoon
aji main kaliyan chunti hoon
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

nain mil chuke
phool khil chuke
ab katraana kya
nain mil chuke
phool khil chuke
ab katraana kya
pehle loot ke
peechhe rooth ke
dil tadpaana kya
aji yun dil tadpaana kya
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए

दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

दीप जल चुके
साये ढल चुके
अब तो आ जाओ
दीप जल चुके
साये ढल चुके
अब तो आ जाओ
मेरे प्यार को
इंतज़ार को
यूं ना ठुकराओ
अजी तुम यूं ना ठुकराओ
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

रात रात भर
जाग जाग कर
अपने बुनती हूँ
रात रात भर
जाग जाग कर
अपने बुनती हूँ
बैठी राह में
कब से चाह में
कलियाँ चुनती हूँ
अजी मैं कलियाँ चुनती हूँ
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

नैन मिल चुके
फूल खिल चुके
अब कतराना क्या
नैन मिल चुके
फूल खिल चुके
अब कतराना क्या
पहले लूट के
पीछे रूठ के
दिल तड़पाना क्या
अजी यूं दिल तड़पाना क्या
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰


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.

Feroze Khan – a name that forever spells flamboyance and style. Almost sounding like the Kingdom of the Pathaan. A popular and likeable persona who had to face near disapproval as a leading man, till quite many years into his career. And that too, when he decided to take on the industry on his own terms, and set up his own production house, delivering one hit film after another.

Remembering Feroze Khan on his 78th anniversary of birth today (25th September).
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Saga Of Sleepless Nights -1
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oo oo. . neend na mujh ko aaye,
dil mera ghabraaye
chup ke chup ke, koyi aa ke,
soyaa pyaar jagaaye

कोई तो ऐसी उमर रही होगी, कोई तो ऐसा मुकाम आया होगा ज़िंदगी में, जब किन्हीं जज़्बातों के चलते, कुछ (या फिर कई) रातें आप ने जाग के गुज़ारो होंगीं।

There must have been an age, a time in life, a passage of emotional intensities, when you may have spend a few (or maybe many) sleepless nights – thinking, waiting, contemplating. Yes, they visit us all, the nights of the wide open eyes, when a cloudy sky is an irritating bore – for if the skies were clear, at least you would be able to start counting the stars.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

This article is a tribute to an actor whom I started admiring for his acting calibre only a couple of years back. He became a star actor without having any godfather in Hindi film industry. During his filmy career of less than 15 years (1934-48), he donned the different kind of roles, mostly in negative shades, in around 30 films most of which became box office hits. Had there been a concept of super star in his days, he would have been the one among K L Saigal, Motilal, Surendra etc. The actor is Chandra Mohan and today, July 24, 2017 happens to be his 111th birth anniversary.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 special day for Atulites and each one of us on our Whatsapp Group knows that it is Blog’s 9th anniversary. The Blog’s anniversary is the mother of all other celebrations connected with it. Otherwise how would it be possible to celebrate century songs, artists’ centuries, artists’ birth anniversaries, the remembrance days, other special occasions etc without the existence of the Blog?
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

A voice, that is as soft and pleasing as cool breeze. And a singing that is most natural, with no efforts for any artificial embellishments to the rendition.  A voice that is not formally trained. And yet, this voice and the persona behind it, have become synonymous with being the first lady of Bangla cinema.

Remembering Kaanan Devi on her remembrance day. She passed away this day (17th July) in 1992.
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