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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 : 3717 Post No. : 14650

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 23
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‘ड’ – डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तोड़ने वाले, तुझे दिल ढूंढ रहा है
आवाज़ दे तू कौन सी नगरी में छुपा है

But maybe not. जिस नगरी में तुम चले गए हो, वहाँ से आवाज़ इधर नहीं आ सकती। The only sound that remains is the recordings available,

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Now this song today has a very interesting peculiarity, that was brought to our group’s notice by Bakshish Singh ji. I will come that shortly.

Today’s song, another vintage Chitragupt creation, which has remained kind of obscure and unfamiliar to the listening public. In its time, the music of this film was quite popular on the radio, especially the Mukesh song “Babam Babam Bam Bam Lehri” and the Kamal Barot song “Suna Hai Jabse Mausam Hai Pyaar Ke Kaabil”. The song presented in this post was also heard on the radio, but now it has been unheard for a long time.

Ramu Dada is a film by Sheikh Mukhtar. It is directed by Adarsh for the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay. The main star cast is listed as Sheikh Mukhtar, Jaimala, Prince Saleem, Honey Irani, Sapru, Nilofer, Rajan Haksar, Jagdish Shrivastav and Chand Usmani etc. In this, the name Prince Saleem is the same person as Salim Khan that we are more familiar with – part of the Salim-Javed team of story writers (‘Sholay’ (1975) et al.), father of actor Salman Khan.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs of this film. Three of these are already showcased on our blog. This post brings on board the fourth song of this film. All the songs are penned by Majrooh Sb and the music is composed by Chitragupt. In this song, Rafi Sb’s voice is accompanied by the voice of Lata ji. On screen, this song is performed by Salim Khan and Jaimala.

Now coming to the interesting peculiarity of this song. This song is one of those that has a slight variation in between the audio and video versions; or in other words, in between the 78 rpm recording and the recording actually filmed. Readers will recall that I discussed another such song earlier in the year – “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town” from the 1962 film ‘Chinatown’. This song has a similar peculiarity. The verses noted in the lyrics section below are based on the audio version of this song, taken from the 78 rpm record. That version also supplies the title line for this post, and that is because the Geet Kosh takes this as the original wording for listing. The lines of the mukhda of this song has been modified in the video version.

The mukhda in the audio version is worded as,

Male Voice:
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
Female Voice:
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

In the video version filmed, the mukhda is worded as

Male Voice:
daal bhi de palkon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
Female Voice:
lo na sanam palkon ka naam
preet mein reet badhi jaaye

Please listen to the mukhda rendition in the two versions. When we listen to the audio version, it sounds very normal and correct, nothing is amiss. However, when we listen to the video version, the lines of the mukhda rendition sound somewhat altered and out of sync with the music. The most likely explanation is that these lines have been overlaid on to an earlier version of this song. Meaning that the song was filmed with the version that is present on the 78 rpm records. Then for some reason (unknown at this time), the mukhda lines were re-recorded with the sight variation in words, and then this recording was carefully dubbed onto the existing celluloid reels. However, the dubbing is not perfect. We can clearly make out a slight variation in the pace of music for these lines. And careful examination will also show that the lip sync for the mukhda lines is out of sync.

Having established this variation, however I have not been able to locate any information as to why this change was made, why was this change was so essential and necessary. I request friends and readers to add more information regarding the why of this change.

Meanwhile, check out these variant versions of the song.

(Audio – . . .zulfon ki chhaon. . .)

(Video – . . .palkon ki chhaon. . .)

Song – Daal Bhi De Zulfon Ki Chhaon  (Ramu Dada) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics (based on the audio version)

daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

kaahe tera
jalta dil hai bechara
aata nahin
aanchal haath tumhaara
kaahe tera
jalta dil hai bechara
aata nahin
aanchal haath tumhaara
ye rangeen ghata
paa ke hawa
udti jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye

ye kya hua
uljhi chaal tumhaari
dekho na ji
latt phir bikhri hamaari
ye kya hua
uljhi chaal tumhaari
dekho na ji
latt phir bikhri hamaari
na kyun jaaye bikhar
ham se nazar
ladti jaaye
ke daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

duniya kahe
sajna pyaar bura hai
yehi na ho
to ye duniya bhi kya hai
duniya kahe
sajna pyaar bura hai
yehi na ho
to ye duniya bhi kya hai
ye main dekh rahi
chaah teri
badhti jaaye
ke lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये

काहे तेरा
जलता दिल है बेचारा
आता नहीं
आँचल हाथ तुम्हारा
काहे तेरा
जलता दिल है बेचारा
आता नहीं
आँचल हाथ तुम्हारा
ये रंगीन घाटा
पा के हवा
उड़ती जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये

ये क्या हुआ
उलझी चाल तुम्हारी
देखो ना जी
लट फिर बिखरी हमारी
ये क्या हुआ
उलझी चाल तुम्हारी
देखो ना जी
लट फिर बिखरी हमारी
ना क्यों जाये बिखर
हमसे नज़र
लड़ती जाये
के डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये

दुनिया कहे
सजना प्यार बुरा है
येही ना हो
तो ये दुनिया भी क्या है
दुनिया कहे
सजना प्यार बुरा है
येही ना हो
तो ये दुनिया भी क्या है
ये मैं देख रही
चाह तेरी
बढ़ती जाये
के लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये

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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 :

3716 Post No. : 14647 Movie Count :

4001

Missing Films of 1960s – 78
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And here is the 4001st film to find its place on our blog. Thanks Atul ji, for a very interesting sojourn through a tale of years and numbers. The tales, most surely, is not yet done with. So many more chapters are still to be written, and I am sure there is still a ton of surprises that are waiting in the shadows.

As the years progress, it is to be expected that the number of people interested in this music form will be lessening. Maybe so, but the experience so far has been that the interest in this music form continues to retain the attention of music lovers. Their numbers may be reducing through a natural process, but the music is continuously attracting new followers. Let me mention a few very interesting developments which are very recent.

When digital music arrived on the scene, it took the world by storm. Every creator of music, every producer of music items made a beeline for the CDs and the digitally converted and compressed formats. Everything that is anything in music, well almost, is now available in mp3 and other digital formats, with a greater ease of storage and sharing. However, the aficionado listeners, having spent a lot of time with digital music are probably beginning to miss the fidelity of the analog recordings – of the vinyl records and the coated plastic tapes. As we all know, digitization is basically a process to slice the stream of music into tiny packets and store them in digital formats. This slicing process (called sampling), however fine tuned and precise it may be, still leads to a loss of content. When the digital sampling happens, and packets are created, it does drop out minute fractions of audio stream in between the packets. The resulting output may get subjected to further such process, as folks try more digital processes to ‘clean’ the sound and to tweak the different frequency ranges to their personal preferences. Every time such a transformation process is applied to a stream of music, it loses some fraction of its original content. I have been part of listening sessions wherein the differences between the analog audio tracks and their digitally transformed versions, have been demonstrated. With some surprising differences.

In recent months and years, there has been a slowly progressing turnback towards the analog sound once again. In Europe, the music companies have started pressing vinyl records once again, and we are seeing more and more of them in the market. Even many latest Hindi films are releasing their music on LPs once again. Just go to music stores, and to the online stores, and today, you can buy a much larger selection of latest music on LPs than maybe 10 or 15 years ago.

In the US, there is a spurt in the demand of original music tracks on 78 rpm records, and their market is really going up. Although I have not yet heard about a return back to 78 rpm pressing factories. But who knows, the value economics may still turn the tide in that direction.

In India, besides the music of newer Hindi films coming on LPs, there is another move coming up, towards re-releasing the available earliest music of the 1900s to 1940s on LP records. One of the factors is that majority of the music of that period is now technically out of copyright ownership status and is in public domain. I am aware of at least on such enterprise who are working to bring back to life, the music of the likes of Gauhar Jaan and Janakibai, and release the available collections in LP format. I have a feeling this will trend is only going to grow over the years, and we should be seeing more players come into this market. There is a ton of non-film music that is still available in 78 rpm format that is waiting for a second life. Digital is all well, but listeners are now returning to the gramophone.

In an interesting conversation just last month, I got this surprise news that some music companies are working to bring back the cassette tape into the market once again. The purity and the fidelity of the sound is once again the driving force behind this renewal. Over the decades, the research on the different storage media and formats, has established that the original media formats continue to be the safest, the most reliable and the most enduring. The life span of celluloid and plastic tapes (audio and VHS) has proven to be longer lasting than CDs and hard disks. Of course the caveat is that they are stored in proper conditions. The well stored celluloid films from the late 1800s are still going strong, much better than the VHS tapes, and which in turn are proving to be much longer lasting than DVDs and hard disks.

I will turn this detour into the technical aspects of media storage, back to where I had started from. That there still are a ton of surprises that are probably waiting in the shadows. Let me bring up another very interesting aspect of this discussion – the collections that are sitting with private collectors. Yes, there are many a sizeable collections of records that are in the possession of private collectors. With the passing of years and the intervention of natural processes, a number of these collections are changing hands and getting redistributed. These collections, for decades, have been religiously guarded and kept ultra safe for private listening only. With passage of time and change of guard (ownership thru inheritance), and for lack of interest on the part of the inheritee, these collections are now seeing light of the day. Knowledgeable collectors are avidly pursuing such opportunities to take a pick of some very well preserved and very rare recordings. A very interesting aside here is that collectors in Pakistan are also in the fray, and they are making a good harvest. As per comments made in discussions in music collector circles, in good probability, there are more 78 rpm records now in Pakistan than here in India. And that is because the Pakistani collectors seem to be keeping much better tabs on such movements of private collections than their Indian counterparts.

My hope and my expectation is that in this process of collections changing hands and moving to different owners, we may see some more of unheard, unlisted and unexpected recordings come out into public domain.  Gosh, who knows what we may still encounter as the search brings up more and more hitherto unavailable items into the open.

Coming to the 4001st film – a very obscure and unfamiliar name – ‘Ek Surat Do Dil’ from 1968. Except for the listing in the Geet Kosh, I have no other information traceable, for this film. This is a film produced in Calcutta, under the banner of Kashi Alok Chitram. There is no information available about the actors or producer/director of this film. The Geet Kosh lists eight songs for this film. It appears as if only one record has surfaced in the public domain so far, and that seems to be the only source of information available. The names of the singers, songwriters and the music director seem to have been taken from the record label itself. The name of the music director is Bijan Pal. This name appears in the Geet Kosh only for this one film. And that’s it. Same is with the songwriter – Ramji Singh. A completely unfamiliar and obscure name, appearing in the Geet Kosh for this one solitary song.

Aha, the singer names are more familiar – Subir Sen and Aarti Mukherjee. The tune and the arrangement is very atypical. The sound makes one feel that this tune is heard somewhere before, but I cannot place anything specifically.

4001st film makes its debut here today. Let us take a quick look at the 1968 numbers. As per Geet Kosh, there are 72 films plus one Bhojpuri film. Of the 72 Hindi films, 66 films are already represented on our blog. This is the 67th film to come on board. That leaves 5 more to get – I think we will get to see at least a couple of more films from this year.

And yes, btw, 1968 is a very interesting and special year for our blog. Can you guess?  🙂

Song – Jaago Anjaani, Raajdulaari  (Ek Surat Do Dil) (1968) Singer – Subir Sen, Aarti Mukherjee, Lyrics – Ramji Singh, MD – Bijan Pal
Subir Sen – Aarti Mukherjee

Lyrics

jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

oi re..ae..ae..ae..ae

ye angdaai kehti kahaani
meri rag rag mein machle jawaani
har kali par bhanwar gungunaate
pyaar ki raagni hain sunaate
aa ja re meet mere
ban ke geet mere
kaisi hai ye beqaraari
aa ja re meet mere
ban ke geet mere
kaisi hai ye beqaraari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

ye hawa madbhari ye bahaaren
phool muska ke mujhko pukaaren
jhoomta hai nadi ka kinaara
haaye kaisa suhaana nazaara
na jaao door kahin
aa jaao paas yahin
royegi birhan tumhaari
na jaao door kahin
aa jaao paas yahin
royegi birhan tumhaari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani
raajdulaari
dhal gaya chanda
kati raat saari
jaago anjaani. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढाल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढाल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰

ओई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए

ये अंगड़ाई कहती कहानी
मेरी रग रग में मचले जवानी
हर काली पर भँवर गुनगुनाते
प्यार की रागनी हैं सुनाते
आ जा रे मीत मेरे
बन के गीत मेरे
कैसी है ये बेक़रारी
आ जा रे मीत मेरे
बन के गीत मेरे
कैसी है ये बेक़रारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰

ये हवा मदभरी ये बहारें
फूल मुस्का के मुझको पुकारें
झूमता है नदी का किनारा
हाय कैसा सुहाना नज़ारा
ना जाओ दूर कहीं
आ जाओ पास यहीं
रोएगी बिरहन तुम्हारी
ना जाओ दूर कहीं
आ जाओ पास यहीं
रोएगी बिरहन तुम्हारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी
राजदुलारी
ढल गया चंदा
कटी रात सारी
जागो अनजानी॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3693 Post No. : 14608

Today’s song is from a film ‘Ek Hi Bhool’ from 1940. It was a film made by Prakash Pictures and was directed by Vijay Bhatt. The lyricist was ‘Anuj’ and the music director was the favourite of Prakash – Shankar Rao Vyas. The film’s cast was Jairaj, Mehtab, Umakant, Amirbai, Prahlad Dutt, Baby Meena (Meena kumari) and also a Dog called Tiger. (I always wonder when people can see that it is a dog, then why the owners name it as Tiger to mislead others ?).

Many people know that actress Mehtab was Sohrab Modi’s wife, having married him against opposition from all, on 28th April 1946. But most people do not know her background. Mehtab was born on 28th April, 1918 in Bombay. Her father Siddee Ebrahim Khan was the Nawab of Sachin (Surat, Gujarat). Her parents named her as Najma. She was the step sister of actresses Zubeida (‘Alam Ara’ fame), Sultana and Shehzadi. She studied up to intermediate. She was fluent in Urdu, Gujrati, English and Marathi. When her father – the Nawab – gave talaaq to her mother, her mother took her to Bombay where her sautan, Fatima, another wife of the Nawab was promoting her 3 daughters to become actresses. Fatima gave her refuge, solace and a promise to promote Najma also as an actress. Her career  started as child artist at the age of 12. She did 3 silent films, namely ‘Second Wife’ (1928), ‘Kamal e Shamsheer’ (1930) and ‘Sheroo Sainik’ (1931) – all  produced by her mother. Her first talkie film as heroine was Indian Arts Production’s ‘Veer Kunal’ (1932) through which she got her screen name Mehtab. Ashraf Khan was the hero of that film. Subsequently, Chandulal Shah signed her for two films viz. ‘Bhola Shikar’ (1933) opposite E Billimoria and ‘Ranchandi’ (1934) opposite Navin Chandra. None of these films did well, so her mother formed a film company of her own. Meanwhile, Mehtab had got married, at the age of 14 years only and had got a son from that marriage, Ismail. However, no film was completed under their company and they faced heavy losses. Moreover, Mehtab’s marriage also didn’t work out and she took divorce and won the custody of her son.

She started doing films in any role, not only heroine’s. After doing 19 films, she got a call from Calcutta. In 1940, she was offered a film named ‘Qaidi’ (1940) made by Film Corporation of India. Though she was not the leading heroine of the film but her acting was praised all over. She did 3 films in Calcutta. After ‘Qaidi’, she did ‘Masoom’ (1941). The banner signed her again as the heroine for their next film ‘Chitralekha’ (1941) in which she created a sensation overnight by doing a bathing scene aesthetically, something shown for the very first time in a Hindi film. Around 1941 to 1943, Mehtab was among the most famous actresses of Hindi films. Her next three films ‘Sharda’ (1942), ‘Chauringhee’ (1942), and ‘Bhakt Kabeer’ (1942) also proved to be hits.

In 1944, Central Studio signed Mehtab for their film ‘Parakh’ (1944). Sohrab Modi was directing the film. At the time of signing the contract, Mehtab told Modi that she had heard that he only took his own close-ups in his films and ignored the others. He told her that he wasn’t acting in that film. Thereafter, Sohrab Modi again took Mehtab as heroine in his film ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan’ (1945) opposite Wasti under his own banner Minerva Movietone. Slowly, Sohrab Modi fell in love with her and proposed to her. Mehtab agreed only on the condition that she would not leave her son Ismail. Sohrab didn’t find any problem in that and they got married on the birthday of Mehtab, 28 April 1946. Sohrab Modi’s family didn’t approve as they were Parsi and Mehtab was Muslim. Sohrab never interfered in Mehtab’s career or religion. Mehtab had a son from Modi named Mehli who was brought up as Parsi. Modi sent both the sons abroad to study.

Mehtab did few films after marriage like ‘Behram Khan’ (1946), ‘Saathi’ (1946), ‘Shama’ (1946). Her last major film was ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ (1953). She did a small role in film ‘Samay Bada Balwan’ (1969). Sohrab Modi was the producer, director and the hero of the film. It was Sohrab’s first colour film. She acted in total 40 films.

Sohrab Modi died on 28 January 1984 due to cancer of the bone marrow. Mehtab’s both sons were settled abroad, though she spent her life in Cuff Parade, Mumbai till her death. She died on 8-4-1997. She was buried at the Bada Qabrastan, Marine Lines, Mumbai.

Another name one can see in the cast is that of Prahlad Dutt. He was actually a foreign trained photographer and cameraman, and an expert in trick photography. He was working in Lahore in the early 1940s. Pancholi’s film ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1945) was getting ready and Prahlad Dutt was its director and trick scenes master. His work was applauded by everyone. The scene where Farhad digs out a canal from a big mountain single-handed, was done by Prahlad with astounding results. After the partition, he ran away from Lahore to Bombay. He soon got work here as his name was well known and famous.

He was working in Ranjit directing a film ‘Mitti Ke Khilaune’ (1948). It was in early 1948. Gandhiji was assassinated on 30th January. 4-5 days after that, Ranjit studio workers were shocked to find a police jeep entering the studio, in speed. Out jumped an inspector and asked, “Where is Prahlad Dutt?”. Ranjit Manager asked “Why?” the answer was “We have his arrest warrant in connection with Gandhi killing”. While the manager offered to call him here from another floor where he was shooting, the police ran towards that place. As soon as Prahlad saw the police, he started running, with police chasing him and shouting at him to stop. He tried to climb the wall and disappear, but the inspector warned him first and then shot him with his pistol in his thigh. He fell down. He was arrested and taken away.

He was charged with various crimes and a case was put on him. However, he was released unblemished after 4 months. Ranjit management helped him quite a lot in those days. Prahlad Dutt acted in only one film – ‘Ek Hi Bhool’. He directed 5 films in all – ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1945), ‘Piya Ghar Aa Jaa’ (1947), ‘Mitti Ke Khilaune’ (1948), ‘Nazaare’ (1949) and ‘Madhubala’ (1950).

One more name in the cast is that of Umakant (full name Umakant Desai).  I am sure most people would not know anything about him.

People remember Dilip kumar for his double role in ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967) and triple role in ‘Bairaag’ (1976). People also remember Sanjeev Kumar for his 9 roles in ‘Naya Din Nayi Raat’ (1974) or Kamal Hassan for his 10 roles in ‘Dashavtaar’ (2008), but hardly anyone knows that Umakant Desai was the FIRST actor to do 3 roles in film ‘Hukum Ka Ikka’ (1939) (as the rajkumar, as a madari and as a common man).

Umakant Desai was born in Sankheda, near Vadodara (Baroda), Gujarat on 13-6-1908. After matriculation, he came to Bombay and did a job in BB&CI Railways (Bombay,Baroda and Central India Railway), a private railway company of pre Independence period. He used to do roles in local dramas. One day director Chimanlal Desai saw him in a drama called ‘Jaya Aur Jayant’. He was so impressed with him, that he took him to act in Gujarat’s First Talkie ‘Narsi Mehta’ (1932). In this film Umakant did the role of Krishna.

So, the son of a landlord Himmatbhai Jagubhai Desai became a film actor. He joined Prakash Pictures on a salary of Rs 150/- pm, but when he left Prakash, he was drawing Rs 3,000/- pm. In 1934, he worked in Gujarati film ‘Sansaar Leela’. He sang 2 duets with Rajkumari in this film. The film was a hit and was remade in Hindi as ‘Nai Duniya’. He worked in ‘Bharat Milap’ (1942). His best remembered role was as Laxman in film ‘Ram Rajya’ (1943), which created several records, including that it was the first and the only film Mahatma Gandhi ever saw in his lifetime !

Umakant worked in 59 Hindi films and 15 Gujarati films. ‘Anmol Moti’ (1948) was his last film as a hero. Then he shifted to doing character roles. He had worked with Durga Khote, Shobhana Samarth, Pramila, Ratnamala, Ranjana, Sitara, Snehprabha Pradhan, Meena Kumari, Amita, Vijayanti Mala, Nalini Jaywant, Kamini Kaushal etc. For fluency in Hindi and Urdu, he had appointed a teacher also.

He worked in 26 films of Prakash, in which 8 films were directed by Vijay Bhatt. He mostly worked in mythological and social films. Some of his films were ‘Miss Mala’, ‘Chhote Babu’, ‘Station Master’, ‘Amar Asha’, ‘Poornima’, ‘Anmol Moti’, ‘Kavita’, ‘Hamara Ghar’ etc . He did Laxman’s role in 7 films.

Umakant’s son and daughter-in-law died a tragic death in a snow blizzard in USA in 1975. His wife Kaumudiben died in 2006 and Umakant died on 25-1-2007.

He was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award in 2004.

While going through the title index by Harmandir ji for films from 1931 to 2012, I found that the word ‘EK’ is the most used word in Hindi film Titles. As many as 206 films are made, beginning with the word ‘EK’. Amongst these, there are 32 film titles starting with ‘Ek Aur ….’. Films with title ‘Ek Hi Bhool’ were made 3 times – 1940, 1981 and 2005.

Today’s song is sung by Amirbai Karnataki and NM Adhikari. I have not been able to get any information about this male singer. It seems this was the only film in which he sang. He sang 1 solo and 1 duet. With this song, the film ‘Ek Hi Bhool’ of 1940 and the singer NM Adhikari make their debut on our blog.

(Credits- Sapnon Ke Saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Harish Raghuwanshi, HFGK, MuVyz and my notes.)


Song – Main Phoolon Ki Sugandh Bankar Upvan Saara Mehkaaoon (Ek Hi Bhool) (1940) Singer – Amirbai Karnataki, NM Adhikari, Lyrics – Sampatlal Shrivastav ‘Anuj’, Music – Shankar Rao Vyas

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

main phoolon ki
main phoolon ki
sugandh ban kar
upvan saara mehkaaun
main phoolon ki
sugandh ban kar
upvan saara mehkaaun
main phoolon ki
main bhaunra
main bhaunra ban kar
chupke se phoolon ka ras le jaaun
main bhaunra ban kar
chupke se phoolon ka ras le jaaun

main madmaati koel ban kar
birha ka geet sunaaun
main madmaati koel ban kar
birha ka geet sunaaun
main premi ke aansu ban kar
birha ki aag bhujaaun
main premi ke aansu ban kar
birha ki aag bhujaaun

aao hil mil
armaanon ki duniya nai basaayen
aao hil mil
armaanon ki duniya nai basaayen
is neeras jeevan
mein phir se
is neeras jeevan
mein phir se
hai nai umangen laayen
hai nai umangen laayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मैं फूलों की
मैं फूलों की
सुगंध बन कर
उपवन सारा महकाऊँ
मैं फूलों की
सुगंध बन कर
उपवन सारा महकाऊँ
मैं फूलों की
मैं भौंरा
मैं भौंरा बन कर
चुपके से फूलों का रस ले जाऊँ
मैं भौंरा बन कर
चुपके से फूलों का रस ले जाऊँ

मैं मदमाती कोयल बनकर
बिरहा का गीत सुनाऊँ
मैं मदमाती कोयल बनकर
बिरहा का गीत सुनाऊँ
मैं प्रेमी के आँसू बन कर
बिरहा की आग बुझाऊँ
मैं प्रेमी के आँसू बन कर
बिरहा की आग बुझाऊँ

आओ हिलमिल
अरमानों की दुनिया नई बसाएँ
आओ हिलमिल
अरमानों की दुनिया नई बसाएँ
इस नीरस जीवन
में फिर से
इस नीरस जीवन
में फिर से
है नई उमंगें लाएँ
है नई उमंगें लाएँ


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 : 3692 Post No. : 14604

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 9
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O boy, after almost one year – well, nine months to be precise, the next episode of this series. I had posted the eighth song – “Dekhne Waale Dekh Karishma Yaaron Ka” on 7th November, last year. In the interim, many other things happened – but that is an old story by now. One thing happened was that inadvertently, a couple of songs that I was saving for this series, got posted otherwise, and so I had to wait for locating a few more to complete the series, i.e. reach a number of 10 at least. 😉

This song is from the 1959 film ‘Mr John’. This was a period when Johnny Walker was still commanding lead roles. In this film he is paired opposite to Shyama. Seems to be a romantic comedy. The rest of the star cast consists of Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishna Kumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champaklala, Rasheed, Daraaz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ram Lal, Anil, Singh, Jaani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajeet, B Fazle Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pandit Baijnath. It seems as if the last dozen or so names are just henchmen in a gang. 🙂

The film is produced by Nigam for the banner of NK Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Inder. When I read the director’s name in the film listing, my mind is now wondering whether he could be IS Johar. The complete name, as you are aware, is Inder Sen Johar. Maybe a question to be investigated; being a comedy, there is a good possibility.

The film has seven songs, three of which are already posted here on our blog. This is the fourth one to come on board. All the songs are written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar and the music is composed by N Dutta. This song is duet in the voice of Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi.

I request other readers to please add information about this film and the picturization of this song. It appears to be a club dance song, which has a lead pair performing, supported by other dancers. It is possible that the song is performed by Helen and Johnny Walker, but that is just a guess. As I said, request for more information from other knowledgeable readers.

So, introducing another rollicking foot tapping number. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Tip Tip To Mere Dil Hain Do  (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta
Chorus

Lyrics

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
agar hai pyaar hum se
agar hai matwaala
to ek aur bhi dil
kahin se tu chura la
jo tum bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
suney jo aisi baaten
rahe na haaye kaabu
zaraa galey laga le
agar khafaa na ho tu
to yun bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
tu chaahta hai jhat se
galey ka haar kar le
thoda sa hi to aaya
kuchh intezaar kar le
to yun bolo..oo

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
अगर है प्यार हमसे
अगर है मतवाला
तो एक और भी दिल
कहीं से तू चुरा ला
जो तुम बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
सुने जो ऐसी बातें
रहे ना हाए काबू
ज़रा गले लगा ले
अगर खफा ना हो तू
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
तू चाहता है झट से
गले का हार कर ले
थोड़ा सा ही तो आया
कुछ इंतज़ार कर ले
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो


This article is written by Aparna HM, 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.

It is just past midnight (IST) in India. Time to wish, a very happy and progressive 10th Anniversary to our Blog. What a wonderful thought this post carries – an everlasting love for music.

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14507

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 13
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“Love is so short, forgetting is so long” – ah, this quote by Pablo Neruda! How true it is!! So simple yet so profound. . .  Don’t we all agree? Love, that feeling which each and every living being experiences for sure in its lifetime. Each one of us would have definitely celebrated it many times in our lives.

And this feeling is celebrated in this song too. Naqsh Lyallpuri, the lyricist puts it down so very simply. The pain of love is sweet and lovable. Its beautiful and it is the sustenance of two hearts that are in love. Love is serene and at the same time exciting. Lovers meet every day but that is inadequate, the longing to meet again remains. Hunger for the loved feeling, however much it is satisfied by these meetings, it remains. It is a feeling, a feeling forever. This is how the lyricist expresses the feeling in this song. His choice of words is simple, the lines are short but very effective in conveying the sentiment. Khayyaam, one of my favourite music composers has composed a distinctive kind of tune. The singing of Asha and Kishore is adorable.

Coming back to Pablo Neruda (12 Jul, 1904 – 23 Sep, 1973), the poet I alluded to in the beginning. He is a very well-known poet from Chile, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was also a diplomat and politician. This is a rare combination I feel, a poet and a politician!! Very unique. He is known for love poems. I found these lines by him fascinating.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

Anybody that agrees with the quote? Yes, we do. At least, the majority of us. For few it is “Love is for lifetime etc.”. For people who don’t fall into either category, they should do this – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Lee“.

Ah, this is the first song posted by our indefatigable Atul ji. From then to now, it is has been a decade. I am yet to find a person who is as consistent as Atul ji. His very able co-travellers, Sudhir ji and Arun ji are no less consistent. All these three are tireless wayfarers of the musical journey that is our blog. Arun ji is in fact the Bhishm Pitamah of Hindi Films. How can I forget the others? I cannot, they all contribute regularly. Each of them is unique in their own ways.  Unlike me who makes a guest appearance now and then!! Well, I was prodded by Sudhir ji into writing this. I feel grateful to him that he has not forgotten a nacheez like me. I am thankful to Raja ji for allowing to write on a song which he intended to write on. And to Avinash ji for providing the lyrics and all meta-data associated with song. And to Pradeep for being an inspiration. There I go accusing him again! Thank you all 😊

I am sure that the journey will continue until the end of our days on this beautiful Earth. Let us contradict Neruda now. Love for music is so long and cannot be forgotten. Neruda, are you listening? I am being a little cheeky 😉

Here is wishing the blog a long and musically fulfilled life!!

 


Song – Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara (Dard) (1981) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Khayyaam
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

pyaar kaa dard hai
pyaar kaa aa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaaaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

thodaa thodaa chain bhi hai
thodi thodi bekaraari
thodaa thodaa aa chain bhi hai,
thodi thodi ee bekaraari
aur bhi ho pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ye hamaari
aur bhi ho o pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ae ye hamaari

ye milan ho dobaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

mujhe milaa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri chaah mili
mujhe milaa aa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri ee chaah mili
naye naye sapnon ki
hamein nayee raah mili
naye naye ae sapnon ki
hamein nayee ee raah mili

ek armaan hamaaraa aa
 
pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

roz hamein mil ke bhi
milne ki aas rahey
roz hamein ae mil ke bhi
milne ki ee aas rahey
roz mitey pyaas koyee
aur koyee pyaas rahe
roz mitey ae pyaas koyee
aur koyee ee pyaas rahe

dil diwaaanaa pukaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Aavinash Scrapwala)
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प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का आ दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा

ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का आ है सहारा

थोडा थोडा
चैन भी है
थोड़ीथोड़ी बेकरारी
थोडा थोडा॰॰आ चैन भी है
थोड़ी थोड़ी॰॰ई बेकरारी
और भी हो प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ये हमारी
और भी हो ओ प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ए ये हमारी

ये मिलन हो दुबारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का॰॰आ है सहारा

मुझे मिला प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी चाह मिली
मुझे मिला॰॰आ प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी॰॰ई चाह मिली
नये नये सपनों कि
हमें नयी राह मिली
नये नये॰॰ए सपनों कि
हमें नयी॰॰ई राह मिली

एक अरमान हमारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्याराप्यारा
मीठामीठा आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

रोज़ हमें मिलके भी
मिलने कि आस रहे
रोज़ हमें॰॰ए मिलके भी
मिलने कि॰॰ई आस रहे
रोज़ मिटे प्यास कोई
और कोई प्यास रहे
रोज़ मिटे॰॰ए प्यास कोई
और कोई॰॰ई प्यास रहे
दिल दीवाना पुकारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
हाँ मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा


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 : 3652 Post No. : 14505

Today is the death anniversary of one of India’s biggest superstars, Rajesh Khanna, affectionately referred to as Kaka. He passed away on the 18th of July 2012. I remember being shocked to hear of his death – and even wrote an emotional post on my blog on the occasion. Although I did know that he had been suffering from cancer, the news hit me hard. Today, it is already 6 years since his death. How time flies!

Maybe it’s a reflection of the person he was, but it seems to me that any conversation about Kaka invariably goes beyond his films, and delves into his personal life and relationships. His, admittedly none too positive, image seems to take over – at the cost of discussion about his films. This is unfortunate – but, to some extent, Kaka probably brought this on himself.

We all know he let success go to his head – and paid a heavy price for it. Like I’ve said before, maybe that was one of his roles here on this earth. To NOT be a role model, to be someone that can be held up as an example by parents to children of how NOT to let success get to your head. Anyway, later in life, Kaka did admit to the mistakes he’d made – and, on this Remembrance Day, I think I’d like to not talk about his mistakes. I’ve discussed them at length in previous posts – I don’t want to repeat myself.

Today, as I remember him, all I want to do is to thank him for the performances he gave me when I was just a young boy, growing up in the late 60s / early 70s. I’m going to pause just a bit here to remember those performances.

There were many – his filmography of that period and his success rate would put any other actor in the shade. Not even the big 3 (Dilip, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand) who came before him could deliver that many hits in that short a time frame. Or the biggie who followed right after. But personally I couldn’t care less about the box-office success of those films. I was just a young boy – what did I know about the box-office? All I knew was, there was this “hero” on screen who, through his smile, or tilt of the head, or “guru” kurta, or dialogue delivery had me mesmerized in film after film, singing one blissful song after another (at that time I didn’t know about playback).

I didn’t always understand the storyline, or even all the dialogues, but everytime he would be romancing  the heroine, whether it was Sharmila or Mumtaz or Tanuja or Hema or another, it felt like all was just perfect with the world. It wasn’t as if other heroes didn’t have romantic scenes with the heroines, but somehow it seemed different in Kaka films. Later, when I thought about this, I felt it was possibly because romance was usually intrinsic to Kaka films. It formed part of the main plot itself. Whereas for others, it was an important element no doubt, but the storyline often had a crime-related plot – like smuggling.  Note that wherever romance IS the plot, the film seems very Kaka-like. For example, ‘Aa Gale Lag Ja’ (1973) could very well have been a Kaka film, though it had Shashi Kapoor in the main lead.

Of course, it was not always a happy ending. Kaka would often die in the film, breaking my heart.  This only made the film a bigger hit, so storylines were devised accordingly.

I thoroughly enjoyed those films – have fond memories of ‘Aradhana’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Apna Desh’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’, and so many others. Whether it was “Mere Sapnon Ki Rani”, “Yahaan Wahaan Saare”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani”, “Waada Tera Waada”, “Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona”, “Dilbar Jaani”, “O Mere Dil Ke Chain” or any of his numerous hits of the time, I knew them all by heart – all stanzas. We’d often sing these songs amongst friends.

At that time I had no idea about Kaka beyond his screen presence. Ignorance was truly bliss.

Then things began changing.

Suddenly he didn’t seem to have the same magic anymore. I tend to associate this with his “long hair” phase but, to be fair to him, that was just the fashion of the time. Hamming seemed to have set in – even the films seemed to lack that romantic feel about them. The last couple of movies I remember of that era that I saw, and could accept, were ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ (1974) and ‘Prem Kahaani’ (1975).

Mehbooba (1976) was probably the first big shock for me. It was highly hyped at the time – what with the two biggest names, Kaka and Hema, as the lead actors. Not to mention RD Burman’s music. I remember the film being a big flop. Later I read that the decline started even earlier but for me, at that age, Mehbooba was the marker.

That was a terrible period for him. Flop after flop. I clearly remember ‘Bundalbaaz’, ‘Chalta Purza’, ‘Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka’, even BR Chopra’s ‘Karm’ (another much-awaited film) – all failed. But there were more.

Oh, one thing. I said I didn’t know about box-office but there was one indicator for me. I used to travel by school bus to school, 30 km away. En-route there was a film theatre. From the bus, we could see which film was running. That gave us a pretty good idea of hit or flop. I remember ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’ running for many weeks, whereas ‘Bundalbaaz’ and ‘Chalta Purza’ just came and went.

After watching ‘Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka’, I really couldn’t take it anymore. What had happened to my “Ye Shaam Mastaani” Rajesh Khanna? How had he morphed into this “I am in love, you are in love, he is in love, she is in love” Rajesh Khanna? I stopped seeing his movies. I couldn’t bear to.

Later, in the mid-80s, I did watch a few – but only because they were on Doordarshan. ‘Thodisi Bewafai’ (1980), ‘Avtaar’ (1983) and ‘Aakhir Kyon’ (1985). I quite liked them. But only these.

For the next 25 years, I stayed away from Kaka films that I had not watched. Sure, I watched the old ones to relive their magic. But none of his post-1977 films. Only a few years ago, I mustered the courage to watch this category. I think it had to do with his death. Maybe I felt I was doing him grave injustice by avoiding these films. After all, he must have worked just as hard in them, as in his early films. So why not at least give them a shot? For Kaka’s sake.

I started with the more successful ones – at least those with popular songs. Like ‘Agar Tum Na Hote’ (1983), ‘Kudrat’ (1981), ‘Rajput’ (1982). I kept my expectations very low. I quite liked all these films. And I was quite impressed by Kaka too. I don’t recall seeing much of the hamming  that I had dreaded. Sure they were very different from his early 1970s films – but that’s to be expected.

Recently I got into the mood again – and did a Kaka binge. I watched ‘Amrit’ (1986), ‘Dhanwaan’ (1981), ‘Dard’ (1981), ‘Aanchal’ (1980), ‘Janta Hawaldar’ (1979) and ‘Amar Deep’ (1979), all within the last month. As usual, keeping expectations low. I liked some more than the others, of course. But what I realized is each of their story lines is very different from the rest. That also made me realize that Kaka’s movies often had that – different story lines. This, at a time in the late 70s or in the 80s, when usually you had formulaic dhishum-dhishum films, either as multi-starrers, or hero taking revenge on the villain.

I now plan to watch more Kaka films of the period. Even if they’re not good, that’s ok. I keep my expectations low – and I’m watching them for Kaka. His looks aren’t what they were in the early 1970s – but that only seems to make him all the more real for me. And, worst case, the film will probably have a reasonable story line.

Moving on to today’s song.

Now having watched all these Kaka films recently, and most of them not being much represented on the blog, I was somewhat spoilt for choice today. I could have picked at least half a dozen Kaka songs from these films alone – and I do plan to write up more from these films. But for today, I’ve chosen “Paise Ka Kaajal” from ‘Aanchal’ (1980).

Firstly, this song comes in the category of “ye gaana IS film mein hai?” for me. I’d heard it all those years ago but didn’t know which film it was from. Secondly, ‘Aanchal’ is not represented yet on the blog, so it makes its debut today. Thirdly, it is a song & dance – and I quite like song & dance. 🙂 What I particularly liked about this one, apart from the song itself, is Kaka’s style. Not that he was a great dancer, but his style here reminded me of the Kaka of the early 1970s, when he’d dance similarly opposite heroines of the time. 🙂

The film stars Kaka, Rekha, Raakhee, Amol Palekar and Prem Chopra. It’s a village-based story, where Kaka and Amol Palekar are brothers, with Raakhee married to Amol Palekar. Since Kaka is her husband’s younger brother, Raakhee treats him with great affection. Kaka too has highest regard for his bhabhi. Prem Chopra, who has a score to settle with Amol Palekar, plays mischief, creating misunderstanding in his mind about the relationship between Raakhee and Kaka. Also, doing the same to Rekha, who is in love with Kaka.

To be honest, the film picks up only in the second half – the first half is rather slow. But maybe it is a build-up to show the relationships between the characters. I was rather keen for the film to get on with the plot. 🙂

In any case, do listen to this fairly catchy tune composed by RD Burman.  Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. As usual, the lyrics have been provided to me by Avinash ji. He is always very helpful in this respect, sending me lyrics for any post I plan to write.

Not only this, he is a huge Kaka fan – a much bigger fan than I am. Avinash ji did tell me that he might not be able to write a post for Kaka on this occasion. So this is our joint tribute to Kaka, as we remember him fondly today.

Kaka, hope you are at peace, wherever you are. And thanks for all the memories.

Video

Audio

Song – Paise Ka Kaajal Daike Na Lo Hamri Jaan (Aanchal) (1980) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

paise ka kaajal
daike na lo hamri jaan
paise ka kaajal
daike na lo hamri jaan
laakhon ki hai hamri jaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa

o o o o
nainaa hai chanchal
kaise na maarenge baan
nainaa hai chanchal
kaise na maarenge baan
ho
ham ho gaye hain jawaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa

mele mein bhi ham akele hain
tum hamre sang aao naa
sang aao naa
are phir jaate jaate ye chhalla
nishaani mein de jaao naa
are de jaao naa
aa ha
chhalla mera naa mehanga pade
loot jaaoge khade hi khade
ho
bachaaye tumhe raam
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 

o o o o o o o o o o o
nainaa hai chanchal
kaise na maarenge baan
ho
ham ho gaye hai jawaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jeewan se jaaoge sainyyaan
jo hamse nazar mil gayee
nazar mil gayee
ho kitni dafaa hamre kaaran
yahin pe chhuri chal gayee
chhuri chal gayee
are hum dilwaale bhi dikhlayenge
dekh lena tumko le jaayenge
bachaaye tumhe raam
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa
o o o o
paise ka kaajal
daike naa lo hamri jaan
laakhon ki hai hamri jaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa

main jo is aanchal ko chhodun to
jag me rahaa kya mera
rahaa kya mera
are duniya ko maalum kya hai
jo tumse hai naata mera
hai naata mera
sab hai jhootha taraana tera
harjaaee kya hai thikaana tera
sikhaaye tumhe raam
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 
o o o o o o o o o o o
nainaa hai chanchal
kaise na maarenge baan
ho
ham ho gaye hai jawaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa aa

paise ka kaajal
daike na lo hamri jaan
laakhon ki hai hamri jaan babuaa
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa aa aa aa aa aa

dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 

dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 

dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 

dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki dhhikki naaki
dhhikki naaki naa 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पैसे का काजल
दैके ना लो हमरी जान
पैसे का काजल
दैके ना लो हमरी जान
लाखों कि है हमरी जान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
नैना है चंचल
कैसे ना मारेंगे बाण
नैना है चंचल
कैसे ना मारेंगे बाण
हो
हम हो गए है जवान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ

मेले में भी हम अकेले है
तुम हमरे संग आओ ना
संग आओ ना
अरे फिर जाते जाते ये छल्ला
निशानी में दे जाओ ना
अरे दे जाओ ना
आ हा
छल्ला मेरा ना महंगा पड़े
लूट जाओगे खड़े ही खड़े
हो
बचाए तुम्हे राम

धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
नैना है चंचल
कैसे ना मारेंगे बाण
हो
हम हो गए है जवान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ आ आ

जीवन से जाओगे सैंय्या
जो हमसे नज़र मिल गयी

नज़र मिल गयी
हो कितनी दफा हमरे कारण
यही पे छुरी चल गयी

छुरी चल गयी
अरे हम दिलवाले भी दिखलायेंगे
देख लेना तुम्हे जायेंगे
बचाए तुम्हरे राम
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी

ओ ओ ओ
पैसे का काजल
दैके ना लो हमरी जान
लाखों कि है हमरी जान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ

मैं जो इस आँचल को छोडूं तो
जग में रहा क्या मेरा
रहा क्या मेरा
अरे दुनिया को मालुम क्या है
जो तुमसे है नाता मेरा
है नाता मेरा
सब है झूठा तराना तेरा
हरजाई क्या है ठिकाना तेरा
सिखाये तुम्हे राम

धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
नैना है चंचल
कैसे ना मारेंगे बाण

हो
हम हो गए है जवान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ आ

पैसे का काजल
दैके ना लो हमरी जान
लाखों कि है हमरी जान बबुआ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना आ आ आ आ आ
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना

धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी धिक्की नाकी
धिक्की नाकी ना

 


This article is written by Nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3652 Post No. : 14503

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 11
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All right, the occasion demands that I write a post.  It is the tenth anniversary of the blog, ek post to banti hai. 🙂

So like all things transient, whether one is or isn’t the world moves on.  Time and tide wait for none.  I said this to my brother a few days ago.

Is it all make believe ?

What is real here ?

What exactly is happening ?

What are we doing here ?

What is the purpose of all this maya jaal ?

Anyways let me delude all and sundry that any of this matters.

Checking the date of my last post in the blog, I realise it is almost 2 years ago.  I really didn’t mean to deprive the blog of my ramblings for so long, whether it makes sense or not.

As always there is no dearth of bollywood songs.  My search among celebratory songs kept coming back to this one from ‘Hollywood/Bollywood’ (2002).  This movie is Canadian production directed by Deepa Mehta.   This is a light hearted love story, containing just the right dose of drama, songs at regular frequency, with almost black humour, of Dina Pathak mouthing dialogues such as “I am not here to bury Ceaser, but to praise him”. How did they manage not to draw the curtains after this one ? Not an easy task, this editors job. This, in the last 10 minutes of the movie.  No need to say there never was a chance for  anymore goals in the game.

So here is the song, a firm favourite of the last decade. Both the lyricists and music director are new names for the blog. The singing by Sonu Nigam and Alisha Chinoy is very peppy and infectious with a spontaneity which makes this song special.  This also reaffirms my belief that Sonu Nigam is the true disciple and carries the torch for Rafi  Sahab’s singing legacy.

Congatulations on the 10th anniversary of the blog to all involved.  Thanks to Atul ji and Sudhir Sir, it feels good to write about things and nothings.

sitaron se aage jahaan aur bhi hain
abhi ishq ke imtihan aur bhi hain
 
tihi zindagi se nahin yeh fazaayein
yahaan sainkadon kaaravaan aur bhi hain
 
qanaa’at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
chaman aur bhi, aashiyaan aur bhi hain  
 
agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya gham
muqaamaat-e-aah-o-fughaan aur bhi hain
 
tu shaaheen hai, parvaaz hai kaam tera
tere saamne aasmaan aur bhi hain
 
isi roz-o-shab mein ulajh kar nah rah jaa
ke tere zamaan-o-makaan aur bhi hain
 
gaye din ke tanhaa thaa main anjuman mein
yahaan ab mere raaz-daan aur bhi hain

 


Song – Rang Rang Mere Rang Rang Mein (Bollywood Hollywood) (2002) Singer – Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoy, Lyrics – Jaideep / Taabish Romani, MD – Sandeep Chowta
Sonu Nigam + Alisha Chinoy
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa ha
oo ho
hoye
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
ho oh ho
oh ho

ho oh ho
oh ho

 
hey..ea ye..ea
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayega tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayega sang
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
ho oo oo
rang rang mere rang rang mein

rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
 
hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
 
rangon mein hai..ea
ishq pyaar
aankhon mein hai..ea
mast bahaar
ho baahon mein hai ea
pehla yaar
ahaa ahaa
arey lamhon mein hai ea
intezaar
oho
honton pe hai ek pukaar
dil mein hai dard-e-jahaan
honton pe hai ek pukaar
dil mein hai dard-e-jahaan
ho oh ho
oh ho

ho oh ho
oh ho

 
haan
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
ho oo oo
oo oooo
balle balle balle balle
turrrrrr..aa..aa..aa

 
hoy
ho
hoy
ho
goraa sa badan..nn
sharmaaye..ea
ahaa ahaa
goraa sa ye ang..gg
khil jaaye 
masti bhara mann..nn
muskaaye..ea
ahaa ahaa
hanste hanste ham mm
kho jaayen..en
yaadon ko ham sambhaalen
waadon ko ham na bhoolen
yaadon ko ham sambhaalen
waadon ko ham na bhoolen
hoy
rang rang mere rang rang mein
rang jaayega tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayega tu sang
oh ho o
ho o
oh ho o
ho o
 
hey
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
rang sang mera mil jaayegaa
ang ang teraa khil jaayegaa
hey
rang rang
rang rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayegi tu rang
hoy hoy
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang  
hoy hoy
rang mere rang rang mein ea
rang jaayega tu rang
hoy hoy
sang sang mere sang sang mein
sang aayegi sang
hoy hoy

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ हा
ओ हो
होये
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए ये॰॰ए
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगा संग
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
हो अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा

हो ओ ओ
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग

हे
हे
हे
हे
हे
हे

रंगों में है॰॰ए
इश्क़ प्यार
आँखों में है॰॰ए
मस्त बहार
हो बाहों में है॰॰ए
पहला यार
आहा आहा
अरे लम्हों में है॰॰ए
इंतजार
ओ हो
होठों पे है एक पुकार
दिल में है दर्द ए जहाँ
होठों पे है एक पुकार
दिल में है दर्द ए जहाँ
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हाँ
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
हो ओ ओ
ओ ओ॰॰ओ
बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले
तुर्रर्रर्रर्र॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

होय हो
होय हो
गोरा सा बदन॰॰न्न
शरमाये॰॰ए
आहा आहा
गोरा सा ये अंग॰॰ङ्ग
खिल जाये॰॰ए
मस्ती भरा मन॰॰न्न
मुसकाए॰॰ए
आहा आहा
हँसते हँसते हम॰॰म्म
खो जाएँ॰॰एँ
यादों को हम संभालें
वादों को हम ना भूलें
यादों को हम संभालें
वादों को हम ना भूलें
होय
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगा तू संग
हो ओहो हो
हो हो
हो ओहो हो
हो हो

हे
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा
रंग संग मेरा मिल जाएगा
अंग अंग तेरा खिल जाएगा

हे
रंग रंग
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगी तू रंग
होय होय
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
होय होय
रंग रंग मेरे रंग रंग में
रंग जाएगा तू रंग
होय होय
संग संग मेरे संग संग में
संग आएगी संग
होय होय


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 : 3643 Post No. : 14471

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 20
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‘न’ – नज़र ने लूटा है, अदा ने मारा है ॰ ॰ ॰

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फूलों से दोस्ती है, काँटों से यारी है ॰ ॰ ॰
ऐसी मज़े की प्यारे ज़िंदगी हमारी है ॰ ॰ ॰

ज़िंदगी हो भी तो जैसी तुम्हारी थी, वैसी हो॰ ॰ ॰ कोई अच्छा था तो वो भी दोस्त था, कोई अच्छा नहीं था तो भी यार ही था। A big heart such as yours is a rarity in humans.

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The first line of the song and the mind is tuned in for another gem of a creation from Chitragupt. This next song in this series is vintage Chitragupt.

The film is ‘Police Detective’ from 1960. The melody was still the reigning empress, and the creators of the likes of Chitragupt were still at their inspired best. Such a lovely playful song of two hearts in love, expressing their hearts to each other.

The film is a production from the banner of Neo Light Films, Bombay and is produced by Balwant Bhatt and Ram Kamlani. It is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of actors listed for the film is impressive and includes Shyama, Sudesh, David, Jaishri Gadkar, Lilian, Ram Kamlani, Helen, Anwar, Shammi, Bhagwan, Meena, Genius, Susheel Kumar, Jai Kumar, Nisar, Roshanlal, Ramesh Roy, Saleem, Ghulam Rasool, Gani, Mohammad Ali, Sevanand, Ameer, Douglas, Tiger (Dog), and Pedro, the human chimpanzee. Hmm. . . Sevanand – interesting, would have liked to see an image of this actor. . . whether any similarity to Dev Anand. 🙂

Six songs are listed for this film, all from the pen of Prem Dhawan. Two of these songs are already showcased here on our blog. This is the third one to come on board from this film. The singing companion of Rafi Sb in this song is Lata Mangeshkar. Given the list of actors, this song is most likely picturized on the lead pair of Shyama and Sudesh Kumar. I request other readers and friends to please comment on this guess.

Listen to this lovely tête-à-tête between two hearts in love – complaints of hearts stolen through deceit and ripostes of challenges that if this is deceit, then welcome to take back the heart. Wonderful play of words, and a lovely tune that ties them together. A pleasure to listen.

Song – Nazar Ne Loota Hai, Ada Ne Maara Hai  (Police Detective) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

nazar ne loota hai
ada ne maara hai
haseenon ka
ye dhokha bhi
bada hi pyaara hai
nazar ne loota hai
ada ne maara hai
haseenon ka
ye dhokha bhi
bada hi pyaara hai
agar ye dhokha tha
to kis ne roka tha
laga ke dil ye kehte ho
ke dil bechaara hai
nazar ne loota hai

hamaare haal pe to ye zamaana hansta hai
ke jiske paas dil ho wo kabhi to phansta hai
hamaare haal pe to ye zamaana hansta hai
ke jiske paas dil ho wo kabhi to phansta hai
to phir kyon rotey phirtey ho
ke dil nazron ka maara hai
nazar ne loota hai
ada ne maara hai
haseenon ka
ye dhokha bhi
bada hi pyaara hai
nazar ne loota hai

hamaare naaz bhi sehne padenge ulfat mein
likhe hain sainkdo chakkar
tumhaari kismat mein
hamaare naaz bhi sehne padenge ulfat mein
likhe hain sainkdo chakkar
tumhaari kismat mein
jo hum pe guzregi seh lenge
jab dil tum pe waara hai
agar ye dhokha tha
to kis ne roka tha
laga ke dil ye kehte ho
ke dil bechaara hai
nazar ne loota hai
ada ne maara hai
haseenon ka
ye dhokha bhi
bada hi pyaara hai
nazar ne loota hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नज़र ने लूटा है
अदा ने मारा है
हसीनों का
ये धोखा भी
बड़ा ही प्यारा है
नज़र ने लूटा है
अदा ने मारा है
हसीनों का
ये धोखा भी
बड़ा ही प्यारा है
अगर ये धोखा था
तो किस ने रोका था
लगा के दिल
ये कहते हो
के दिल बेचारा है
नज़र ने लूटा है

हमारे हाल पे तो ये ज़माना हँसता है
के जिसके पास दिल हो वो कभी तो फँसता है
हमारे हाल पे तो ये ज़माना हँसता है
के जिसके पास दिल हो वो कभी तो फँसता है
तो फिर क्यों रोते फिरते हो
के दिल नज़रों का मारा है
नज़र ने लूटा है
अदा ने मारा है
हसीनों का
ये धोखा भी
बड़ा ही प्यारा है
नज़र ने लूटा है

हमारे नाज़ भी सहने पड़ेंगे उलफत में
लिखे हैं सैकड़ों चक्कर
तुम्हारी किस्मत में
हमारे नाज़ भी सहने पड़ेंगे उलफत में
लिखे हैं सैकड़ों चक्कर
तुम्हारी किस्मत में
जो हम पे गुज़रेगी सह लेंगे
जब दिल तुम पे वारा है
अगर ये धोखा था
तो किस ने रोका था
लगा के दिल
ये कहते हो
के दिल बेचारा है
नज़र ने लूटा है
अदा ने मारा है
हसीनों का
ये धोखा भी
बड़ा ही प्यारा है
नज़र ने लूटा 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 : 3632 Post No. : 14460

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 18
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‘द’ – दिल्ली वाले साब गजब कर डाला रे ॰ ॰ ॰

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खुदा भी आसमान से जब ज़मीं पर देखता होगा॰ ॰ ॰

तेरी आवाज़ को किसने बनाया, सोचता होगा॰ ॰ ॰

The voice, that defined a new benchmark for divinity; no wonder if God Himself would be wondering, how such a human voice got created. . .

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Presenting the next song in this series.

This one turns out to be a fun exchange between a lady and a gentleman, who most likely are a husband-wife pair. From the lyrics, one can surmise that the gentleman works with the police force and has recently been promoted to be a ‘thaanedar’, or in other words – the inspector who heads a police station. In today’s parlance, this would be equivalent of an SHO – Station House Officer.

So the lady is expressing wonder at the action of some higher up officer – ‘Dilli Waale Saahb’ to make her husband an inspector. She seems not being able to believe it – ‘gajab kar daala re’. And then the rest of the song follows, with some fun lyrics as the two exchange some humorous comments. Listen to the lyrics, and the enjoy the fun.

The song is from the film ‘Bhikhaari’ from 1949. Now a very interesting thing noted in Geet Kosh. This film seems to be the same as the 1948 film ‘Satyanarayan’. As we review the information about these two films, all the demographics, as in production banner, director, music director, lyricists and actors, all are exactly the same. And further, the list of songs is almost identical. The nine songs are listed with exactly the same mukhda. The film ‘Satyanarayan’ has one extra item, as in instrumental music recording. Interesting thing is that the serial nos. of the gramophone records are different. This indicates that the songs were released twice on two different sets of gramophone records, under the respective names of two films.

The film is produced under the banner of Bhagwan Pictures, Bombay. Two names are listed as directors – Kumar Sahu and R Vishnuram. The nine songs are penned by four lyricists – Pt Indra, Madhukar (a name that is likely the same as Madhukar Rajasthani), Sewak and Surjeet (again, a name that is likely the same as Surjeet Sethi). Music is composed by Hansraj Behl. List of actors includes Ranjeet Kumari, Roop Kumari, Jawahar Kaul, Balakram, Sewak, B Gill, SP Mahindra, Chanchal Kumari, Leela Gupte, and Laxmi Chand.

The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi Sb and Binapani Mukherji. Enjoy this fun song – another addition to the list of memorable duets of Rafi Sb.

 

Song – Dilli Waale Saahb Ghajab Kar Daala Re  (Bhikhaari) (1949) Singer – Binapani Mukherji, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Pt Indra, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

dilli waale saa..aab
dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab
meri chhoti si pistol
gajab kar daala kya
chhoti si pistol
chhoti si pistol
mere piya ko thaanedar bana diya matwaala
dilli waale
mere piya ko
thaanedar bana diya matwaala
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab

sun sun baat gawaar naar
tu thi gwaale ki chhori
sun sun baat gawaar naar
tu thi gwaale ki chhori
maine hi bana diya tujhko
thaanedar ki gori
maine hi bana diya tujhko
thaanedar ki gori
kaam karey na. . .
balam keesi ka howe thaanedar
ho oo thaanedar
ho oo thaanedar
kaam karey na. . .
balam keesi ka howe thaanedar
aath pehar jo sajag bharey
aur raakhe haath kataar
aath pehar jo sajag bharey
aur raakhe haath kataar
kab piye wo jal ka pyaala
julm kar daala
sitam kar daala hoye
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab

thaanedar ki biwi hona badey bhaag ki baat
thaanedar ki biwi hona badey bhaag ki baat
sau sau karey salaam padosan
tujhko din aur raat
sau sau karey salaam padosan
tujhko din aur raat
ye saawan ka. . .
ye saawan ka mast mahina
ye rim jhim barsaat
ho oo barsaat
ho oo barsaat
ye saawan ka mast mahina
ye rim jhim barsaat
kisey chaahiye paas padosan
jab ho baalam saath
kisey chaahiye paas padosan
jab ho baalam saath
jab pyaar ne hosh sambhaala
julm kar daala
sitam kar daala hoye
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल्ली वाले सा॰॰आब
दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब
मेरी छोटी सी पिस्तौल
गजब कर डाला क्या
छोटी सी पिस्तौल
छोटी सी पिस्तौल
मेरे पिया को थानेदार बना दिया मतवाला
दिल्ली वाले
मेरे पिया को
थानेदार बना दिया मतवाला
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब

सुन सुन बात गवार नार
तू थी ग्वाले की छोरी
सुन सुन बात गवार नार
तू थी ग्वाले की छोरी
मैंने ही बना दिया तुझको
थानेदार की गोरी
मैंने ही बना दिया तुझको
थानेदार की गोरी
काम करे ना॰॰॰
बलम कीसी का होवे थानेदार
हो ओ थानेदार
हो ओ थानेदार
काम करे ना॰॰॰
बलम कीसी का होवे थानेदार
आठ पहर जो सजग भरे
और राखे हाथ कटार
आठ पहर जो सजग भरे
और राखे हाथ कटार
कब पिये वो जल का प्याला
जुल्म कर डाला
सितम कर डाला होए
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब

थानेदार की बीवी होना बड़े भाग की बात
थानेदार की बीवी होना बड़े भाग की बात
सौ सौ करे सलाम पड़ोसन
तुझको दिन और रात
सौ सौ करे सलाम पड़ोसन
तुझको दिन और रात
ये सावन का मस्त महिना
ये रिम झिम बरसात
हो ओ बरसात
हो ओ बरसात
ये सावन का मस्त महिना
ये रिम झिम बरसात
किसे चाहिये पास पड़ोसन
जब हो बालम साथ
किसे चाहिये पास पड़ोसन
जब हो बालम साथ
जब प्यार ने होश संभाला
जुल्म कर डाला
सितम कर डाला होए
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब


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 : 3631 Post No. : 14459

# The Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 4 # Nitin Mukesh #
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Welcome all to this fourth article in this series where we are discussing the ‘special voices of the seventies’ and the nostalgia and memories associated with the songs of these ‘special voices’ from Hindi Movies.

As Gulzar Sahab has said in one of his famous albums. . .

door kahin jab wo pahaad ka tilaa baadlon se dhhak jaata tha
to ek aawaaz sunaayi deti

Zaahir si baat hain ki umr ke jis padaav par aap honge, aur jo yaadein aapke zehan mein bas gayin hongi, aap ko bhi kuchh aawaazein sunaayi deti hongi, aur ho sakta hai unka andaaz shaayad kuchh alag sa hota hoga, jaise ki mujhe lagta hai ki ye aawaaz. . .

Noorie. . .     Noorie. . .

Lekin ye aawaaz to mere dil ki gehraaiyon mein tab se hi utar gayi thi. . .

Since, and so far, I vaguely remember to have heard this song playing on the radio in home and too on a dark rainy night. Maybe I was in half sleep when this song was playing on radio. Even today whenever I get to listen to this song, I have the same nostalgic feeling always

teri jheel si gehri aankhon mein
kuchh dekha hamne, kya dekha

May be that time I didn’t even have this knowledge of who was singing but as I grew up and this voice also grew up over the years leaving behind very few yet unforgettable gems in the history of HFM. The most popular of them all, I think, must be this,

zindagi kin aa toote ladi ee
pyaar kar le ghadi do ghadi

Yes!! Today we are discussing Nitin Mukesh under this series of ‘Special Voices’. As I took this journey through his biography and filmography (or discography), as usual, I am filled with ‘nostalgia’ and the years and those songs which brings back many memories. Maybe he has sung very less songs in numbers but almost all of them are so special and unique that one cannot forget them easily.

Nitin Mukesh was born on 27th June, 1950, to a celebrity father who by then had established himself in HFM. There were days he saw his father struggling and they didn’t have enough money to pay even his school fees. And on the other hand, Mukesh, who unlike him wanted that his children get good higher education, sent Nitin to the London School of Economics. However, like his father Nitin was also not interested and not good in studies and hence requested his father to allow him to come back home and leave studies and pursue singing. There after Nitin used to accompany his father on all of his musical tours and stage programmes. He was doing this since he was nine.

As his father Mukesh used sing his own songs in these programmes he asked his son that he should sing other singers’ or specifically Rafi Saab’s songs. Nitin Mukesh remembering this has talked about how great his father was and how much both of them respect and loved Rafi Saab’s singing. It is said that Raj Kapoor wanted that Mukesh’s son should sing a song for his son Rishi in the movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) and so Nitin had given his voice for Rishi Kapoor in this song.

Earlier Nitin Mukesh was mainly interested in singing and doing stage programmes only, however on insistence from his father he took on to singing in his movies and thus make a debut in singing with this song from ‘Dhuen Ki Lakeer’ (1974), a duet with Vani Jairam,

teri jheel si gehri aankhon mein
kuchh dekha hamne, kya dekha

Moving forward with Gaapoochi Gaapoochi Gam Gam’ (‘Trishul’, 1978) and ‘Wo Aurat hai tu mehbooba’ from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ also of 1978. And reaching the popular heights with Zindagi ki naa toote ladi’ in ‘Kranti’ (1981). He continued the same magic with two songs from the movie ‘Nakhuda-1981’ of which “Suno Ik Baat Bolen” is already posted on the blog. After that very few playback songs, as I think he mainly got involved with doing stage shows only and singing ‘bhajans’.

During those years I was in Kota (Rajasthan) and I had bought his album on cassette, ‘Nehanjali’ by HMV which had ‘bhajans’ composed by Shekhar Sen. This album was released in 5/89 and it was added to my collection on 28.10.1989 (may be around ‘Diwali’ festival, if I am correct).

However the songs of ‘Eeshwar’ (1989) especially “Ram ji Ne Dhanush Toda”  and one song in particular from the movie ‘Clerk’ (1989) – “Rakh Gita Par Haath”, are those which were quite good and were appreciated well, with ‘Ye Paisa Bolta Hai” from ‘Kaala Baazaar’ being the most popular. Other favorites that I want to list are – “Tu Mujhe Suna Main Tujhe Sunaaun’ from ‘Chaandni’ (1989), and ‘So Gaya Ye Jahaan’  topping the popularity charts in the previous year of 1988. Among his other songs I like ‘Zindagi Ka Naam Dosti’ from ‘Khudgarz’ (1987}, and “Dil Ne Dil Se Kya Kahaa” from ‘Aaina’ (1993). However, as said earlier Nitin Mukesh had been continuing with his stage shows, and we can find the details of his latest tours on his website here.

On our blog so far, we have only four of Nitin Mukesh songs (all duets) posted. Out of the many of his songs that are yet to make it on the blog, and taking a ‘liberty’ for this series I have selected a song not from the decade of 1971-80 but, for this today’s post I have selected a ‘very special and lovely song’ from a 1989 movie, for this today’s special day too. This is a song from the 1989 movie ‘Santosh’, which is also making a debut on the blog today.

This song was lying dormant in my memory and got revived in 2010-2011, after many years, during a discussion with a friend.

Thereafter, when I joined this blog as a ‘lyrics contributor’ I had shared this song with Atul ji in 2012. In fact, thereafter I have shared all the songs of this movie with him. However they are yet to be posted. It is opportune that Nitin Mukesh’s birth anniversary is on 27th June’ which incidentally is a ‘special day’ for me too. 🙂

‘Santosh-1989’ was an East-n-West Movies presentation. It was produced and directed by Balbir Wadhawan. Hansraj Wadhawan was the production controller of this movie. The star cast includes Manoj Kumar, Rakhee, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Prem Chopra, Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal, Amjad Khan, Madan Puri, Sarika, Abhi Bhattacharya, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Om Shivpuri, Praveen Kumar and others. The story of this film was written by Kaushal Bharti. Editing of this movie was done by VV Kamat, assisted by Ashok Naik. Cinematography was done by Radian Kinagi. Lyrics of this movie were written by Santosh Anand and Manoj Kumar. Music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film Was passed by Censor board on 28.02.1989.

A brief about this movie from IMDB is reproduced here below;

Cold-hearted and manipulative Kamla has fallen in love with a poor man and marries him and has a child named Santosh. She soon realizes that life is not fun living in poverty, and abandons her child and husband, and returns back to her father and his wealth. She re-marries millionaire Kailashpathi, and has a child named Kundan from him. Years pass by, Kundan and Santosh have both grown up. Kundan is the owner of the mill with his mom, while Santosh is a struggling mill worker, and a union leader. A confrontation ensues between the mill and the workers, and Kamla is able to negotiate a settlement and get the workers back to work. But then, she fails to keep her promise to the workers. Santosh opposes this, and she sets her goons and Kundan against him. Santosh is abducted and held prisoner by Kamla and Kundan, and the only way he can be released is when he compromises with them.

The today’s song is a duet song sung by Nitin Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar. On screen it is lip-synced by Manoj Kumar and Herma Malini respectively, while many other artists are present and can be seen in the picturization of this song. One can easily spot Sarika in this crowd of party-goers.

 

Song – Yun Lagne Lagi Aajkal Zindgani (Santosh) (1989) Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar , Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Nitin Mukesh + Lata Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
yoon lagne lagi
hmm hmm hmm
aaj kal
hmm hmm hmm
zindgaani

yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani

yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani

yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

kahaan se kahaan aa gaye chalte chalte
kahaan se kahaan aa gaye chalte chalte
ke dil ban gayaa
haan
ke dil ban gayaa dard ki rajdhaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani

badi cheez hai pyaar mein doob jaana
badi cheez hai pyaar mein doob jaana
badi baat hai
haan
badi baat hai roop ki meherbaani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

la laa aa
la laa aa aa
la laa aa
aa aa aa

chalo pyaar ki aag mein jal ke dekhen
chalo pyaar ki aag mein jal ke dekhen
bahot ho chuki zindagi
zindagi paani paani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

kabhi kya kisine suni dhyaan dekar
kabhi kya kisine suni dhyaan dekar
tumhaari zubaani
hamaari. . .
hamaari kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani

o o o o o
ho ho o o o o

bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana
(bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana)
bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana
hamaari zubaani tumhaari
tumhaari kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindagaani

ho la la la laa laa laa laa laa laa aa

kabhi ek santosh hota tha shaayar
kabhi ek santosh hota tha shaayar
(aa aa aa aa aa aa)
ghazal ban gayi haan
ghazal ban gayi
haaye
uski kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
(yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani)
zindgaani
zindgaani
zindgaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
यूं लगने लगी
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आज कल
हम्म हम्म हम्म
जिंदगानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
के जैसे कहीं छोड़ आये जवानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
के जैसे कहीं छोड़ आये जवानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

कहाँ से कहाँ आ गए चलते चलते
कहाँ से कहाँ आ गए चलते चलते
के दिल बन गया
हाँ
के दिल बन गया दर्द कि राजधानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

बड़ी चीज़ है प्यार में डूब जाना
बड़ी चीज़ है प्यार में डूब जाना
बड़ी बात है
हाँ
बड़ी बात है रूप कि मेहरबानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

ल ला आ
ल ला आ आ
ल ला आ
आ आ आ

चलो प्यार कि आग में जलके देखे
चलो प्यार कि आग में जलके देखे
बहोत हो चुकी ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी पानी पानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

कभी क्या किसीने सुनी ध्यान देकर
कभी क्या किसीने सुनी ध्यान देकर
तुम्हारी जुबानी
हमारी
हमारी कहानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना
(बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना)
बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना
हमारी जुबानी तुम्हारी
तुम्हारी कहानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

हो ल ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला आ

कभी एक संतोष होता था शायर
कभी एक संतोष होता था शायर
(आ आ आ आ आ आ )
ग़ज़ल बन गयी हाँ
ग़ज़ल बन गयी
हाय
उसकी कहानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
के जैसे कहीं छोड़ आये जवानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी


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