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

Blog Day : 3584 Post No. : 14336

Missing Films of 1960s – 68
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Fifteen days and thirty one posts later – that is the amount of days and posts that I missed keeping up with on the blog, with dear Atul ji keeping up with the pace all alone. I have a lot of excuses to give, but no reasons that may be convincing. Just flowing along with certain compulsions and different priorities. But I had to get back in action today. After getting a word from Atul ji about his traveling plans, just to hold on and not allow any more dot days to go by might just be a good accomplishment. So, I am back again, and hopefully should be holding fort for now.

Back to visiting the 1960s decade once again. Today’s debut film is ‘Daanveer Karn’ from 1965. A very obscure and rare film, that I came to hear about only when the list of missing films from 1960s was prepared by Khyati Ben. I could not locate practically any information other than what is given in the Geet Kosh. However, on browsing through the YouTube, I come across an interesting thing. One can see some links for a film by this name, and a couple of songs also. But this film, although carrying the same name, is a dubbed film from Tamil, starring Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. However, when I played the songs, they are not what is listed in the Geet Kosh for this film. So apparently this could be a coincidence that two films by the same name appeared in 1965, one of them being a dubbed version of a Tamil original by the same name.

But then there is more surprise in store – as I checked the details of the film in Geet Kosh, I find some details matching. In that, the production company is from Madras (Padmini Pictures) and the lead artists are Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. Could then this be the same film, which gets listed in Geet Kosh? Possibly. Just that the two songs available on YouTube from this film, are not listed in the Geet Kosh. So a mystery that needs to be researched. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and its music.

The film is directed by K Panthalu. The songs are credited to Prem Dhawan and the music is by K Balkrishan. As for the music director, I do not find any other film that has been done by him, in Hindi cinema at least. His work is confined to the South Indian cinema. The cast of actors as per Geet Kosh is given as Shivaji Ganeshan, NT Ramarao, Savitri, Devika, MV Rajamma, Sandhya, Rukmani, G Shakuntala, SA Ashokan, Mutthuraman, Jawar Sitaraman, Mutthaiya, K Natrajan, and BS Raghvan etc.

Today’s debut song from this film is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. This is a song of love, in which the lady is complaining about the indifferent attitude of her beau, who does not seem to pay any attention to her. A somewhat breezy composition, this is an unheard gem of Suman Kalyanpur, that I am liking very much now. I am sure you will too. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Kaise Kahoon Ri, Keh To Sakhi Ri  (Daanveer Karn) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – K Balkrishan

Lyrics

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
tan kyon doley
mann kyon kaanpe
jaane na aaj kahaan koi
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan. . .
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan
nahin mo pe daale nazar
haaye piya nadaan
pal chhin birha ke laage mohey baan
bada julmi hai baalam anjaan
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki

kaise ab samjhaaun mann ko
bhool gaye wo mujh birhan ko
jaa ke koi ye keh do un ko
ik ghadi un bin chain na aaye
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
तन क्यों डोले
मन क्यों काँपे
जाने ना आज कहाँ कोई
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान॰ ॰ ॰
आss आss आss आssss
आsss आssss आsssss आsssss
आss आss आss आss
आsssss आssssss आssss
आsssss आssssss आsssss
दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान
नहीं मो पे डाले नज़र
हाए पिया नादान
पल छिन बिरह के लागे मोहे बाण
बड़ा जुल्मी है बलमा अंजान
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की

कैसे अब समझाऊँ मन को
भूल गए वो मुझ बिरहन को
जा के कोई ये कह दे उनको
इक घड़ी उन बिन चैन ना आए
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14136

There are many artists for whom I’ve written posts here, remembering them on their birth or death anniversaries. But there are two artists who have featured more than others in this regard. I remember them every day anyway – so on their anniversary it is only a matter of a different intensity. I am grateful to them every single day for their legacy, the treasure trove they have left us behind with. They are long gone now from this world – coincidentally they went within a few months of each other – but they remain, and will always remain, in my heart. And not just my heart, but millions of hearts. Such is the love we have for them, such is the hold they have over us.

I am of course talking about two giants of the industry – Rafi Saab and Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today happens to be the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir – and here I am, writing yet another post in his memory. I have already written many posts on him, so I expect this will be a short one. At least, by my standards. 🙂

From all accounts, Rafi Saab and Sahir were like chalk and cheese. Rafi Saab is reported always having a smile on his lips, a total lack of ego, easy to work with, a generally non-controversial nature – and was one of the most-loved artistes in the industry.

In contrast, Sahir was seen as egoist, not the easiest person to work with. He was seen as often being bitter and rebellious. He had his fair share of controversies – and differences with other artistes. It’s also fair to say that while everyone acknowledged his genius as a poet and lyricist, he didn’t exactly endear himself to one and all.

And yet both of them have a special place in my heart. They were masters of their craft, and when they executed it, whether through the written word (Sahir) or through his voice (Rafi Saab), the words went straight to my heart.

Since this is a post for Sahir’s anniversary, I will keep it to Sahir from here on.

Sahir needs no introduction to anyone here. And if he does, there are far better sources to discuss him than this post, so I would recommend checking out any of them. Here I will only talk briefly about why I love Sahir so much. It goes without saying that Sahir’s poetry (which often found its way in his lyrics) was in a class of its own. In fact, he often dumbed down (simplified) his poetry to make it more understandable for film-going audiences.

Much of Sahir’s poetry is understandably in Urdu – and his lyrics for film songs too have a strong Urdu slant to them. As a big fan of Urdu, I thoroughly enjoy listening to Sahir’s poetry and lyrics, even if I don’t always understand them. 🙂 But if it were only Urdu that attracted me to him, that would be at one level only. After all, I have a great regard for Shakeel Badayuni too – his lyrics were also often Urdu-based, and second to none.

No, it is more than just Urdu that attracts me. It is the poet himself – Sahir, the person.

To the world, his bitterness (‘talkhi‘), his moodiness, his ego, his sharp tongue might have made him intolerable. To me, I think it is these very qualities that helped him write the poetry he did. You cannot be dispassionate, you cannot be without fire in your belly – and write rousing poetry. It just doesn’t work. An actor might be able to completely keep his persona behind and immerse himself in a role the moment the director screams “Action”. After all, he is an actor – his job is to be somebody he isn’t in real life.

On the contrary, for a poet, his writing is nothing but an expression of himself and his creativity. And that creativity is a function of his mind, heart and soul. So it is only natural that how he thinks or feels will get reflected in his writing. It is possible to of course separate the two – and seasoned poets do – but when the poetry is in sync with the mood, it probably flows much more naturally. I’m guessing this – I’m no poet. 🙂

So Sahir throwing his feelings into his poetry is something I totally approve of. Now, to the content itself.

In his inimitable style, he wrote on a variety of topics. But he is most identified with having a strong opinion on social issues of the day – and never hesitating to express his opinion. He often used his poetry as a medium to convey a strong message. Sometimes showing a mirror to society, sometimes questioning the government of the day. Sometimes exposing hypocrisy, sometimes calling for revolution. Whatever it was, he was not just another poet content to write some lyrics and get paid for them. He was socially sensitive – and clearly the ills in society bothered him deeply. And this is one of the main reasons I SO love Sahir. How I wish we had more poets like him today, with so much awareness and concern for the plight of the common man!

He has written about injustice in society (“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”), about the need for unity in a fractured society (“Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega“), about women’s plight in India (“Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”), about hope (“Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo”, “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se“, “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi”) and despair (“Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“, “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“, “. . .Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Sara Jahaan Hamaara“).

For someone who had a grounding in Urdu, he could write beautiful bhajans like “Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaaye“, “Prabhu Tero Naam“, “Allah Tero Naam“, “Meri Sun Le Araj Banwaari“,  and the immortal “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyam Saanwre“.

Then there is the philosophical Sahir too, exemplified in songs like “Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu“.

A recurring theme in his writing is the mother-child relationship, maybe based on his own experiences in life. It is well-known that he was particularly close to his mother – and chose her above his much more affluent father when he had to make a choice. So we see beautiful lyrics on mother-child in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (“Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai“), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (“Tere Bachpan Ko“), ‘Trishul’ (“Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne“)  – and I am sure some other films too.

Then there is the qawwaali Sahir. He excelled in them, with the qawwaalis of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, ‘Dharamputra’ and ‘Taj Mahal’ showcasing just some of his work.

And then there is the romantic Sahir. Yes, while he wrote about all other aspects of life, he did not come up short on what was bread-and-butter for most poets – romantic poetry. He could write the most romantic lines – the romantic songs of ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’, for example, just take your breath away. And not just these films – think of songs like “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par” from ‘Shagoon’, and on the same ‘parbat’ theme, “Ye Parbaton Ke Daayare” from ‘Vaasna’.

I can go on and on, discussing his songs, but I think I need to now come to the song for today. It is also a romantic song, but this time from very late in his career. It is no secret that in the 1970s, Sahir was disillusioned with the quality of lyrics on offer in Hindi cinema. Urdu, which offered so much richness to lyrics, was being phased out and replaced with more ‘chaalu‘ lyrics. In general, films (and music too, I might add) had become more loud and less, for want of a better word, classy.

He himself withdrew for a bit – and while he continued to work for the BR Chopra/Yash Chopra banners, he wasn’t as prolific as in the 60s. His disillusionment is probably best expressed in one of his most memorable songs of the decade – “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

It is in this context one needs to see the song for today. It is from the 1980 film ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’, a film that makes its debut on the blog today. I remember this film being released – and being a flop. I haven’t seen the film – my understanding is, it’s based on the famous ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ story. Sanjeev Kumar plays the dual role. The song is a romantic song – and pleasant enough, even if it doesn’t quite scale to the level of his heady songs of the 1960s. Even so, in comparison to the fare around at the time, I’d say its lyrics are better than most other songs of the time. Of course this is just my personal opinion.

Let’s now listen to the song, sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Rafi Saab. Music is by N Datta, one of his most famous pairings. I leave it to you to judge for yourself what you make of this song. I quite like it.

Lyrics were provided to me by the ever-helpful and reliable Avinash ji. A big thanks to him. He makes it so much easier for me to just focus on the write-up itself.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aaj Socha Hai Khayaalon Mein Bula Kar Tum Ko (Chehre Pe Chehra) (1980) Singer – Sulakshana Pandit, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Sulakshana Pandit + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj socha hai. . .
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aise bichhade ho ke jaise kabhi milna hi nahin
aise bhoole ho ki jaise  kabhi jaana hi na thha
ajnabhi ban ke agar yoon hi sitam dhaana thha
paas aana hi na thha  paas bulaana hi na thha
aao toote huye
aao toote huye
khwaabon ki jiyaarat kar len
aaj socha hai ae

ranjishen bhi wahin palti hain
jahaan pyaar paley
pyaar hi jis se nahin
us se gilaa kya hoga
meri ummeed hai tu
teri tammanna main hoon
aur chaahat ki duaaon ka sila kya hoga
ranjishen bhool ke
ranjishen bhool ke
khwaabon ko haqeeqat kar len
aaj socha hai

kya kahoon main tumhen
kya samjha hai kya maana hai
meri chaahat ne tumhen
apna khudaa maana hai
apna hissa hi tumhe maine sadaa maana hai
jaan ko kis ne bhalaa tan se judaa maana hai
jaan aur tan se
jaan aur tan se naya ahd-e-mohabbat kar len
aaj socha hai
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaakar tumko
pyaar ke naam pe thodisi shikaa …

hmm hmm hmm hmmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

aaj socha hai. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज सोचा है॰॰॰
आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर ले ए ए
आज सोचा है

ऐसे बिछड़े हो के जैसे कभी मिलना ही नहीं
ऐसे भूले हो कि जैसे कभी जाना ही नहीं था
अजनबी बन के अगर यूंही सितम ढाना था
पास आना ही न था पास बुलाना ही न था
आओ टूटे हुए
आओ टूटे हुए
ख़्वाबों कि ज़ियारत कर लें
आज सोचा है ए

रंजिशें भी वहीँ पलती हैं
जहाँ प्यार पले
प्यार ही जिससे नहीं
उस से गिला क्या होगा
मेरी उम्मीद है तू
तेरी तमन्ना मैं हूँ
और चाहत की दुआओं का सिला क्या होगा
रंजिशें भूल के
रंजिशें भूल के
ख़्वाबों कों हकीकत कर लें
आज सोचा है

क्या कहूँ मैं तुम्हे
क्या समझा है क्या माना है
मेरी चाहत ने तुम्हें
अपना खुदा माना है
अपना हिस्सा हि तुम्हे मैंने सदा माना है
जान को किसने भला तन से जुदा माना है
जान और तन से
जान और तन से नया अहद-ए-मोहब्बत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिका…

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्मम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सोचा है॰॰॰


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

Blog Day : 3493 Post No. : 14036

Noted film director and story / screenplay writer OP Dutta, passed away this day five years ago. He was 90 years when he passed away in 2012.

OP Dutta was born in the town of Gujranwaala in Punjab (now in Pakistan), in 1922. No information is available online about his early years and his education. In 1948, when he was just 26 years old, he directed the film ‘Pyar Ki Jeet’. This film was a major success, and it established Suraiya, the singer-actress as a super star.

He continued to direct films till the end of 1950s. The Hindi films directed by him are – ‘Hamaari Manzil’ (1949), ‘Surajmukhi’ (1950), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Parbat’ (1952), ‘Maalkin’ (1953), ‘Lagan’ (1955), and ‘Aangan’ (1959).

In the early 1950s he travelled to Pakistan and helped to set up a studio in Karachi. Till then, Lahore was the only center of film production in Pakistan. As a part of this effort, he also produced and directed the film ‘Anokhi’ from the studios in Karachi. Regulars may be familiar with this film, that has recently been discovered and is available in public domain. The heroine of this film is Sheela Ramani, and the music director is Timir Baran. This film was probably the earliest and maybe the only significant effort of collaboration between he film industries of India and Pakistan.

From 1960s onward, OP Dutta gave up direction and started writing for films – stories, screenplays, dialogues etc. Notable films from this phase of his career are ‘Chiraagh’ (1969), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Mastaana’ (1970), ‘Jeet’ (1972), etc. Later on, he wrote stories and screenplays for some of the big hits  – ‘Kshatriya’ (1993), ‘Border’ (1997), ‘Refugee’ (2000), ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003), and ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006).

Today’s song is from the 1955 film ‘Lagan’. From the first phase of his career, this film is the only one that OP Dutta had produced and directed (as opposed to the other films which he only directed for other production banners). The film was produced under the banner of OP Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film includes Nalini Jaywant, Sajjan, Shammi, Randhir, Om Prakash, David, Raj Mehra, Ram Avtar, Baij Sharma, Pandit Iqbal, Baby Naaz, Pappu, Shaam Lal, Uma Dutt, Shivraj, Parshuram, and Kanwar Kesho amongst others. The songs of this film are penned by Rajendra Krishan and the music is by Hemant Kumar. Interesting to note that Ravi is the assistant music director with Hemant Da.

One song of this film has already been showcased on our blog. Today’s song is a song of sadness and separation sung so wonderfully by Lata Mangeshkar. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Mujhe Nazar Se Utaar Kar Bhi (Lagan) (1955) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Hemant Kumar

 

Lyrics

mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
magar jo bhoole se mere khwaabon ne
aa jagaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
jo baaton baaton mein naam mera
zubaan pe aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
मगर जो भूले से मेरे ख्वाबों ने
आ जगाया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
जो बातों बातों में नाम मेरा
ज़ुबां पे आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे


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

Blog Day : 3465 Post No. : 13906

Missing Films of 1960s – 41
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1960s is turning out to be a very interesting era. Notwithstanding the known popular songs, it is the unfamiliar and the forgotten songs that are turning out to be absolutely fantastic entertainment.

Take today’s debut film – ‘Dilruba’ from 1967. Ah yes, I know there might be some eyebrows raised in surprise – but well, ‘Dilruba’ is an earlier film, and aren’t we familiar with it. And that its songs are very much present on our blog. And goodness yes, the film has been yippeee’d already. Well I guess you are right on all counts, except that the film ‘Dilruba’ that has been yippeee’d already is a film from 1950. The film that I am bringing on board today is a same name film, but it is from 1967. Yes, this same name confusion sometimes makes miss some new items.

And to share a very interesting aside here. The songs of this 1967 film have been uploaded by Sa Re Ga Ma on their YouTube channel. And I can’t believe it myself, that a seasoned organization like Sa Re Ga Ma is making such blunders. Maybe the old timers in the company are gone, and the new crop are just following an employment opportunity by rote. You know, they have uploaded the audios of the songs of 1967 film, with an image of the poster of the 1950 film. Quite a blunder this one is.

So the 1967 ’Dulruba’ comes from the banner of Festival Films, Bombay. It is directed by Mohammed Husain. The cast of actors includes Kumkum, Madan Puri, Madhumati, Helen, Shyam Kumar, Ajeet, Maruti etc. The film has 5 songs, for which the music has been composed by Usha Khanna. The five songs are written by three songwriters – Asad Bhopali, Javed Anwar and SH Bihari. This particular song comes from the mind of Asad Bhopali. Again, an aside which may just be a reminder for the regulars. The name Javed Anwar is actually a set of two poets working together. Javed is Manoharlal Khanna, father to Usha Khanna the MD, and Anwar is Raheel Gorakhpuri.

The singing voices are those of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. What a charming twin dance song this one is. I myself am also hearing it for the first time. With let us say, names of three dancers in the list of actors – Helen, Kum Kum and Madhumati – I don’t even want to start guessing which two of them would be performing this song on screen. I request our more knowledgeable readers to please add more information about this film, this song and its picturization.

So with this hit, the film ‘Dilruba’ from 1967 opens its account here on the blog today.  A wow song that I am sure you will enjoy.

Song – Haaye Allah Kyon Hum Ne Pyaar Kiya Tum Se  (Dilruba) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
pehle ye dard na tha
rang yun zard na tha
pehle ye dard na tha kya mila tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se

shokh nazren sharaabi ishaara
chheen kar le gaya dil hamara
shokh nazren sharaabi ishaara
chheen kar le gaya dil hamara
zindagi ki kasam
har jafaa har sitam
zindagi ki kasam
har jafaa har sitam
hans ke karna pada hai gawaara
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se

kabhi khud aa gey bin bulaaye
kabhi laakhon bahaane banaaye
kabhi khud aa gey bin bulaaye
kabhi laakhon bahaane banaaye
dil hi dil mein sanam
sochte hain ye hum
dil hi dil mein sanam
sochte hain ye hum
jaane apne ho ya tum paraaye
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
pehle ye dard na tha
rang yun zard na tha
pehle ye dard na tha kya mila tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se
haaye allah kyon hum ne pyaar kiya tum se

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
पहले ये दर्द ना था
रंग यूं ज़र्द ना था
पहले ये दर्द ना था क्या मिला तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे

शोख नज़रें शराबी इशारा
छीन कर के गया दिल हमारा
शोख नज़रें शराबी इशारा
छीन कर के गया दिल हमारा
ज़िंदगी की कसम
हर जफा हर सितम
ज़िंदगी की कसम
हर जफा हर सितम
हंस के करना पड़ा है गवारा
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे

कभी खुद आ गए बिन बुलाये
कभी लाखों बहाने बनाए
कभी खुद आ गए बिन बुलाये
कभी लाखों बहाने बनाए
दिल ही दिल में सनम
सोचते हैं ये हम
दिल ही दिल में सनम
सोचते हैं ये हम
जाने अपने हो या तुम पराये
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
पहले ये दर्द ना था
रंग यूं ज़र्द ना था
पहले ये दर्द ना था क्या मिला तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे
हाए अल्लाह क्यों हमने प्यार किया तुमसे


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

Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13894

Today is the eighty fourth birth anniversary (9 Jan 1934 – 27 Sep 2008) of singer Mahendra Kapoor. On this occasion today, I present this lovely and haunting song from the 1966 film ‘Naag Mandir’ here on our blog. This song has two versions one sung by Mahendra Kapoor and another sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

‘Naag Mandir’ was directed by Shantilal Soni for Mayurkala Pictures, Bombay. The star cast was led by Mahipal, Vijaya Choudhry and included Indira and BM Vyas.

This movie has six songs, including one multiple version song. Songs for this movie are written by three songwriters – Shiv Kumar ‘Saroj’, Bharat Vyas and Asad Bhopali. This song is written by Bharat Vyas. Music for this movie is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi have given their voices to the songs in this movie. So far three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Not much other information about this movie is either mentioned in HFGK Vol IV or available on other sources.

I became aware of this song around end-eighties, when I started collecting cassettes and also getting compilations of various singers recorded on blank (TDK/Sony) cassettes. In this endeavor I got recorded the Mahendra Kapoor songs on 14.10.1991 and since then this song is there in my collection. I like this song very much and sometimes it automatically come to my lips and I broke into humming it.

When I checked on the blog, I was surprised to note that this was still to be posted. Also, it was only few weeks back that I discovered that this song also has a female version and that too sung by Lata Mangeshkar. There is some difference in the lyrics. Both versions have one common stanza and one different stanza.

Coming back to the songs of Mahendra Kapoor I would like to mention that I like many of his songs very very much. And as and when I have got the opportunity to share his songs I have tried to get them posted on this blog. I am not going into the biographical details of Mahendra Kapoor and the list of his songs in this post today. I will just stop here and leave you with this song to enjoy today remembering him, and his contribution to Hindi Film Music.

Audio (Male Version – Mahendra Kapoor)

Audio (Female Version – Lata Mangeshkar)

Song – Mere Sanam, Sun Mera Gham (Naag Mandir) (1966) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor/ Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Male Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

zindagi ke dukh bharey
ye din kahaan bitaaun
jo na koi gham kare
wo dil kahaan se laaun
sab kuchh hai phir bhi jaise
kuchh nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

Female Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

kitne din guzar gaye
kismet ko sote sote
kitni umr kat gayi
din raat rote rote
phir bhi to badnaseebi kam nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
mere sanam
mere sanam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

ज़िन्दगी के दुःख भरे
ये दिन कहाँ बिताऊं
जो न कोई ग़म करे
वो दिल कहाँ से लाऊं
सब कुछ है फिर भी जैसे
कुछ नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

महिला स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

कितने दिन गुज़र गए
किस्मत को सोते सोते
कितनी उम्र कट गयी
दिन रात रोते रोते
फिर भी तो बदनसीबी कम नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम


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

Just five days ago, I’d written a post here paying tribute to one of the most loved legends of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, on his birth anniversary. Referred to by many (including me) as Rafisaab, he was a giant in his field. Yet  he remained humble to his last day, never letting success get to his head. He treated everyone with great respect and, in turn, earned the respect of everyone he interacted with.

Today we pay tribute to another legend of the industry on his birth anniversary. Also a superstar in his own right, albeit for a relatively short period of time, he was possibly the best antithesis of Rafisaab in terms of letting success get to his head, treating everyone with great respect, and in turn, earning respect of everyone he interacted with. Thus his career, and his life, turned out to be very different from Rafisaab’s. Everyone goes through ups and downs in his career – and both this person and Rafisaab are not exceptions to this phenomenon.

Yet, even in his “downs”, there were those who stood by Rafisaab. The goodwill he had earned earlier stood him in good stead. On the other hand though, this other legendary person was not so lucky. His airs and rather dismissive (to use the most charitable term I can think of) treatment of others during his heyday, came back to haunt him when he was on his way down.  He hadn’t built enough goodwill, his relationships were damaged – this only hastened his downfall. Although he made a somewhat modest recovery later, and even admitted to his earlier mistakes, his image as an arrogant, even mean and vindictive, person stayed till his last day.

This world can be so unforgiving.

By now, I’m sure everyone knows who I am talking about. The one-time superstar of Hindi cinema, the one who at one time could deliver a superhit even if the main character in his film was an elephant, the one whose mere smile and slight shake of the head had audiences in a swoon, the one who set off a rage of buttoned-up silk kurtas as a fashion trend – yes, I am talking about Rajesh Khanna.

He would have been 75 today if he’d been alive. But he didn’t live to even see 70 – he died in 2012, when still just 69. Although he’d been ailing for a while, news of his death still shocked me – I wrote a blogpost on the occasion on my blog, in tribute to him.

See, here’s the thing. I don’t, for one moment, defend Rajesh Khanna for all his wrongdoings, his arrogance, any charges that anyone might level against him. If true, he must rightly be called out for them.  So  if anyone is trying to troll me by pointing out his failings (this happens sometimes) and expecting me to defend Rajesh Khanna, it won’t work – I will probably wholeheartedly agree with them. I am not living in denial about his misdeeds.

Yet, I can also not deny that Rajesh Khanna’s films provided me with a lot of entertainment and fun in my childhood days, of which I still have very fond memories. It just so happened that his superstar days coincided almost exactly with the time that I was watching Hindi films as a young boy. I have a sort of attachment towards him that is hard to explain –  considering everything else. It of course need not have been so. Atul too is of my era – and he has no such attachment.  Fair enough. I happen to have it – and even now, I sometimes watch videos of Rajesh Khanna songs of that 1969-1973 period, and get transported to that period.

I distinctly remember watching him then in songs like “Gussa Itna Haseen Hai  To Pyar Kaisa Hoga” (‘Maryada’), “Yahaan Wahaan Saare Jahaan Mein Tera Raaj Hai” (‘Aan Milo Sajna’), “Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani”, and “Pyaar Deewaana Hota Hai” (all three from ‘Kati Patang’ – one of my favourite films at the time),  “Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona” (‘Apna Desh’), “Vaada Tera Vaada” (‘Dushman’), “O Mere Dil Ke Chain” (‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’)  and many more songs – and enjoying these songs and his mannerisms a lot.

I was very young then – and initially thought he was singing these songs himself. 🙂 When I was told he was only the actor in front of the camera and that someone else (in this case, Kishore Kumar) was the singer, I remember being a bit disappointed. But that did not take away from the enjoyment of the songs, or his mannerisms, or the films. Later on, when his mannerisms became forced and began to jar, the long hair (which was a fashion at the time)  made him look less appealing to me, and the quality of films too began dropping, the charm wore off, not only for India’s masses, but also for me. (After all, I also belonged to those masses).

But for the memories of those few early years, I have always had a soft corner for Rajesh Khanna. That sideways tilt of the head, that dialogue delivery (check out the dialogue just before the song “Daanton Taley Dabaa Kar Honth” from ‘Doli’ – the video is available on YouTube – and you will know what I mean). These are the memories of him I always keep with me. I have not watched many of his later films – maybe because I want to keep his 1969-73 image in my mind and not  a 1985 one. Having said that, I’ve heard that some of his 1980s films are worth a watch – so I think I will give them a try.

So, to summarise, yes, Rajesh Khanna had a lot of faults – more than probably any other actor. But he also had a meteoric rise that no other actor had – and , while he need not have let success get to his head – he was also only human. Sometimes maybe you do need extremes to make a point.

Maybe it is examples like Rafisaab (or probably for a more modern generation, Rahul Dravid) and Rajesh Khanna that can be held up for youngsters. When you achieve success, make sure you don’t lose your head. Make sure you follow the Rafisaab (or Dravid) example, not the Rajesh Khanna one. I don’t think Rajesh Khanna himself would mind this. Much later in life, he did realize his mistakes – and warned other youngsters not to fall prey to their own success. A lesson learnt the hard way.

Coming to the song for today. As always with Rajesh Khanna songs, I prefer to roll back the years and  go back to the Rajesh Khanna of 1969-73. The film si ‘Joru Ka Ghulaam’ (1972) – one of the films I distinctly remember from my childhood days. It is not one of Rajesh’s biggest hits, but I remember quite liking the film when I saw it. One of its songs,  “Nainon Mein, Nindiya Hai”, was very popular in its time. But the other songs were also fairly well-known, as was not uncommon for songs from Rajesh Khanna films at the time.

The song is “Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re”. I had marked this song for a write-up the last time I wrote about Rajesh Khanna, but at the last minute, I decided to go with “O Monalisa” from ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’. I was a bit surprised to find that this song was still available for posting – so here goes.

The lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, who, as everyone knows is a big Rajesh Khanna fan. Even bigger than I am. So when I decided to write this up, he immediately offered to provide the lyrics. I gladly accepted. Thank you, Avinashji.

Hope you enjoy this song. It is written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

 


Song – Baras Gayi Re Taras Gayi Re (Joru Ka Ghulam) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hmm mm
arey oo oo oo
ho o o o 

baras gayi re taras gayi re

baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya ho
tere daras ko najariya
baras gayi re taras gayi
o uparwaale
sun uparwaale ae
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa..aa
hamne bahot ki hai teri sewa
jaane milega ab kab hamko mewa
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki..ee
aasha niraasha mein tere bhagat ki
beet na jaaye umariyaa
umariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariyaa
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
ho

tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
tan bhi hai pyaasa
mann bhi hai bhookhaa
neelkanth ka kanth bhi sookha
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab 
barsegaa saawan takraayegi kab
parvat se ayike badariyaa
badariyaa
baras gayi re, taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan

niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
niche main jaagoon
upar tu soye
kaise milan tera mera hoye
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai ae he
bairi jagat raste mein padaa hai
rok ke hamri dagariyaa
dagariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
o uparwaale
ham niche waalon ki
kab tu lega
khabariyaa
khabariyaa
baras gayi re taras gayi re
tere daras ko najariya
ho o tere daras ko najariyaa
haan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म म्म
अरे ओ  ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ

बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे ए
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया आ
ओ उपरवाले
सुन उपरवाले ए
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ आ

हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
हमने बहोत की है तेरी सेवा आ
जाने मिलेगा अब कब हमको मेवा
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि ई
आशा निराशा में तेरे भगत कि
बीत न जाए उमरिया
उमरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो

तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
तन भी है प्यासा
मन भी हैं भूखा
नीलकंठ का कंठ भी सूखा
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब अ ह
बरसेगा सावन टकराएगी कब
पर्वत से अईके बदरिया
बदरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ

निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
निचे मैं जागूँ
ऊपर तू सोये ए
कैसे मिलन तेरा मेरा होए
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है ए हे
बैरी जगत रस्ते में पडा है
रोक के हमरी डगरिया
डगरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
ओ उपरवाले
हम निचे वालों कि
कब तू लेगा
खबरिया
खबरिया
बरस गयी रे तरस गयी रे
तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हो ओ तेरे दरस को नज़रिया
हाँ


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

Today (22 july 2017) is the birth anniversary of our beloved singer, Mukesh Chand Mathur, better known to one and all as Mukesh (22 july 1923-27 august 1976).

I don’t recall if I have written a tribute to him yet on this blog – I think I might have. But even so, there are no rules here saying I cannot write another one. 🙂  And since I have several fond memories of listening to Mukesh songs in my life, I am happy to use this occasion to remember him and pay my humble tribute to him.
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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.

At the time of the release of National Studios’ film ‘Roti’ (1942) in August 1942, the production house was sold to KM Modi, a prominent film exhibitors of that time who had no interest in producing films. At that time, three films of National Studios were under the advance stage of completion. ‘Jawaani’ (1942) was one among the three films, other two films being ‘Lala ji’ (1942) and ‘Apna Paraaya’ (1942). Anil Biswas was the music directors for all the three films.
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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.

“Husn Ka Ghulam” (1966) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for Rainbow Pictures Production, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Nishi, Jamal, Maruti,Madhumati, Niranjan Sharma, Khurshid, Krishna Kumari, Bill Robinson etc in it.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 31
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The year 1964 saw the release of two films with titles starting with ‘Pahaadi’. One is titled ‘Pahaadi Jawaan’ and the second one is ‘Pahaadi Nagin’. Very rare, very obscure. Small mercies that at least one of them – ‘Pahaadi Nagin’ has some of its songs traceable. ‘Pahaadi Jawaan’ – nothing traceable so far.
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