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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Founders of Infosys (who started their venture reportedly on a Rs 10K seed capital) may not have imagined where their efforts will lead to, one day. Apple company, which started their journey from a garage, may not have guessed how big they will grow one day.  Atul Ji when he single-handedly started this blog (with moral encouragement from friends like Raja Ji – as I understand & others who showed thumbs up at that time) may not have had an idea how far the journey will progress.

But here we – Atulites – are, looking at 15000 posts!!!!. No mean feat in the era of information & social media explosion. No success is without a reason. I would say that sheer commitment, passion, dedication of Atul Ji,  Sudhir ji, Arun Ji, Sadanand Ji and all the other contributors & innumerable visitors to the blog have helped to make it to where we are today. Acha lagata hai na?

This post utilises three punch words, all prompted by today’s song.  They are : ‘achha lagata hai’, ‘seedhe point pe aao na’  & ‘short me batalao na’.

I have covered ‘achha lagata hai’ in first para. I will now ‘come to the point’ in this Para  🙂 . Today’s song is from film ‘Aarakshan’ (2011). After ‘permission’ from seniors, to write on recent songs, I have chosen this one. This film makes its debut in ASAD, with this post.

The film is by Prakash Jha on the topic of reservation. I have seen this movie. It was not at all hard hitting as I expected. But I loved the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The singers are Mohit Chauhan & Shreya Ghoshal. Lyrics are by Prasoon Joshi. I took to this song from the word Go. Fresh tune, feel young lyrics, joyously sung, lovingly enacted by Saif & Deepika, exciting orchestration are what appealed to me. ‘sun ke achha laga‘. I hope aap ko bhi achha lagega . I feel young all over again listening to this song 🙂 .

Today’s generation loves to keep it short – no patience for details/clarity, eh?  ‘LOL’, ‘ASAP’ ‘ILU’ and such short forms are the flavour of the youngsters. Hence, as for the last punch word ‘short me batalao na’, I end this post. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song – Achha Lagta Hai (Aarakshan) (2011) Singer – Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Prasoon Joshi, MD – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

jhatak kar zulf jab tum
tauliye se baarishein azaad karti ho
achha lagta hai
hila kar honth jab bhi
haule haule guftagu ko saaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
khushboo se behlaao na
seedhe point pe aao na
aaankh me aankhein daal ke keh do
khwaabon mein tehlaayo na
zara short mein
batlao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
seedhe point pe aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

alag ehsaas hota hai. . .
tumhaare paas hone ka
sarakti sarsarahat ki nadi mein reshmi lamhe
bheegone ka

o ho ho
zara sa mod kar gardan
jab apni hi adaa pe naaz karti ko
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
lafzon se behlaao na
jhoothi moothi behkaao na
haathon ko haathon mein le ke
wo teen shabd tapkaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
haan seedhe point pe aao na. . .

wo tere dhyaan ki khushboo
main sar tak odh leta hoon
bhatakti saans ko
teri gali mein gungunaane
chhod deta hoon

ho ho ho
tum apni khidkiyon ko khol kar
jab bhi naye aaghaaz karti ho
achha lagta hai

oo oo oo
gali gali gali gali gali
gali bhatkaao na
ghadi ghadi uljhaao na
senti ho
main jaan gai hoon
action bhi dikhlaao na
zara short mein
batlaao na
seedhe point pe
aao na
o seedhe point pe aao na. . .

achhaa. . .

o seedhe
o seedhe
o seedhe point pe
aao na. . .

la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa
la la laa laa
la la lal laa laa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by K Satish Shenoy)
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झटक कर ज़ुल्फ़ ज तुम तौलिये से
बारिशें आज़ाद करती हो
अच्छा लगता है
हिला कर होंठ जब भी
हौले हौले गुफतगु को साज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
खुशबू से बहलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना
आँख में आंखे डाल के कह दो
ख़्वाबो में टहलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला

अलग एहसास होता है॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हारे पास होने का
सरकती सरसराहट की नदी में रेशमी लम्हे
भिगोने का
ओ हो हो
ज़रा सा मोड़ कर गर्दन
जब अपनी ही अदा पे नाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
लफ्जों से बहलाओ ना
झूठी मूठी बहकाओ ना
हाथों को हाथ में ले के
वो तीन शब्द टपकाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

वो तेरे ध्यान की खुशबू
मैं सर तक ओढ़ लेता हूँ
भटकती सांस को
तेरी गली में गुनगुनाने छोड़ देता हूँ
हो हो हो
तुम अपनी खिड़कीयों को खोल कर
जब भी नए आग़ाज़ करती हो
अच्छा लगता है

ओ ओ ओ
गली गली गली गली गली
गली भटकाओ ना
घड़ी घड़ी उलझाओ ना
सेंटी हो
मैं जान गई हूँ
एक्शन भी दिखलाओ ना
ज़रा शौर्ट में
बतलाओ ना
सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना
सीधे पौइंट पे आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

अच्छा ॰ ॰ ॰

ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे
ओ सीधे पौइंट पे
आवो ना॰ ॰ ॰

ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला
ल ल ला ला
ल ल लल ला ला

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3919 Post No. : 14982

 

Today’s song is from film ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944).

Hindi film makers seem to have an attraction for Mughal Empire. Films were made on life events of right from Babar to Bahadurshah Zafar- the first to the last Mughal kings. I do not know what the film makers found so magnetic in their lives. Not only Mughal kings, but also the Mongol king Changez khan, Nadir Shah and generals like Behram Khan also became the subject matters of films. May be the producers found lot of scope to show big palaces, big armies, wars, dances and songs, beautiful women etc. in such films which attracted the audience.

More than any other Mughal king, it is Babar, who has been in public discussion in India , since about 20-30 years, for well known reasons for which we are not concerned here. Babar was born as Zaheeruddin Mohammed, on 14-2-1483 in Fergana valley in what is known today as Uzbekistan. He was a direct descendant of Taimurlane. At the age of 12 years he ascended his father’s thrown and faced rebellion. Next few years were spent on fighting to save his kingdom. Having lost, and won and again lost the valley of Fergana and Samarkand three times, Babar decided to go to India.

He marched with his army towards India, which was ruled by Ibrahim Khan Lodhi that time. Babar’s army was tired and tried rebellion till they reached India. In the battle of Panipat, he defeated Lodhi and became the Emperor of India. Later he fought with several Rajput kings and won also. Babar married several times and had several children too. His 3 sons were main and Humayun was his dearest son. Babar established the Mughal Empire in 1526 at Delhi. It was Humayun, who succeeded Babar when he died on 26-12-1530.

‘Shahenshah Babar’ is a depiction of his life from childhood to death, but most part of the film is about the love affair and sickness of Humayun. After his death Babar was first buried in Agra, but later his remains were buried again in Kabul. Babar is considered a national hero in Uzbekistan and Kergystan. In India Babar is not known for such good things.

This film was made by Ranjit Movietone, calling it a historical film. It was directed by Wazahat Mirza Changezi (20-4-1908 to 4-8-1990). He directed 5 films, namely, ‘Swaminath’ (1942), ‘Jawaani’ (1942), ‘Shahenshah Babar’ (1944), ‘Prabhu Ka Ghar’ (1945) and ‘Nishaana’ (1950). He wrote lyrics in films like ‘Watan’ (1938), ‘Hum Tum Aur Woh’ (1938), ‘Bahen’ (1941), ‘Roti’ (1942) and ‘Jawaani’ (1942). Later he became famous as a screenplay and dialogue writer. Some of his famous films are ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Shaheed’ (1948), ‘Shikast’ (1953), ‘Mother India’ (1957), ‘Yahudi’ (1958). ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961), ‘Leader’ (1964), ‘Palki’ (1967) etc.

The music director was Khemchand Prakash and lyricists were Pt. Indra, Munshi Aziz and Munshi Shums. Out of the 9 songs, today’s song is 5th song to be discussed here. The cast of the film was Khurshid, Sheikh Mukhtar, Sushil Kumar, Yakub, Majid, Anwari, Agha and others.

Religious, mythological or historical stories have some characters who are with extra ordinary strength or even Rakshasas. Such characters maintained the equilibrium of entertainment in those films and made them more interesting with their actions. In the Hindi film industry, some actors fitted this requirement. Some of them were BM Vyas, Ramayan Tiwari, Sheikh Mukhtar, Dara Singh, Dev kumar etc. Sheikh Mukhtar fitted into these roles perfectly, for example as ‘Nadir Shah’ in film ‘Nadir Shah’ (1968), as Changez Khan in film ‘Changez Khan’ (1957), or as Sher Afghan in film ‘Noor Jehan’ (1967). In social films, roles of police officers and in action/stunt films as dacoit, drunkard, gambler etc. In some of the films directors used to make him do unimaginable and unbelievable acts like in film ‘Roti’ (1942), he brings down an aircraft with his spear throw ! As a police officer, he would hold 5-6 criminals by their scruff in his extra large hands or run barefoot after a speeding jeep and stop it !

His real name was Mukhtar Ahmed Siddiqi. He was from old Delhi. His father was a senior police officer. He was Bollywood`s first ‘hunk’ – one who would have put today`s WWF hulks to shame. Exceptionally tall and frighteningly hefty, he was endowed with an immense physique. His face was a roadmap of crisscrossing muscles. A sharp jaw line added to the dimensions of his rock-hard face. Hardly `star` material compared to the Hrithiks and Salmans of today. Yet, this rugged man was once a hero.

Those were the days when a limp-wristed hero, who could not even unlock the mysteries of the lush curls of his beloved, was universally adored in cinema halls. In such times, Sheikh Mukhtar adorned the garb of a hero. This feat was achieved by movie monarch Mehboob Khan. In ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (aka ‘The Only Way’), a film directed by Mehboob Sb for Sagar Movietone way back in 1939, Sheikh Mukhtar was one of the three heroes. The other two were Arun Ahuja (matinee idol Govinda`s father) and a certain Harish (who later directed films such as ‘Burma Road’, he was Tara Harish). Though billed as male lead, Sheikh Mukhtar never fitted into the `romantic` mold. And why should he? He portrayed an uncouth lover, almost a pre-Neanderthal man, in Mehboob Khan`s ‘Roti’ with sensuous Sitara Devi as his beloved. In that film, Sheikh would bring down an aircraft with the mere strike of his spear. When thirsty, he would empty an entire bucket down his throat in one go. Soppy dialogues oozing with maudlin emotions such as love and romance, did not come forth from the super-hunk.

In Wadia`s ‘Krishnabhakt Bodana’ (1944), Sheikh Mukhtar was the Lord`s devotee. In ‘Bahen’ (1941), he portrayed the role of Nalini Jaywant’s brother. His imposing personality fitted well into period films which dabbled in history. He played the role of Shahenshah Babar; went on to become Chengez Khan and then donned the mantle of Sher Afghan in ‘Noor Jehan’, a film which he produced. He was often teamed with Begum Para, the bewitching beauty of that era. The pair hit it off exceedingly well on the screen. For countless cinema aficionados, the Sheikh Mukhtar-Begum Para pair was a classic case of the beauty and the beast. With pint-sized Mukri, Sheikh Mukhtar had a successful celluloid partnership. Sheikh Mukhtar produced a string of Hindi films, such as ‘Dada’, ‘Dara’, ‘Ustad Pedro’, ‘Toote Taare’, ‘Mr. Lambu’, ‘Annadaata’, ‘Mangu’ (with another beauty, Nigar Sultan), ‘Do Ustaad’, and ‘Noor Jehan’, among others.

He wove into his films a variety of songs, from “Bahaaron Ke Dole Mein Aayi Hai Jawaani”, a romantic number from ‘Annadaata’, to naughty ditties, such as “Dil Ka Ye Injan Seetiyaan Maare” from ‘Ustaad Pedro’, and “Namaste, Doctor Baaro, Hum Ko Bhi Ek Injection Maaro”. Sheikh Mukhtar`s pair of shoes, of twelve number size, (in ‘Do Ustaad’), summed up his big time existence. His role in this film was widely appreciated. Sheikh Mukhtar showcased his acting talents in the concluding scene of ‘Do Ustaad’ when he holds his long-lost brother and son to his bosom.

Sheikh Mukhtar invested all his hard-earned money on ‘Noor Jehan’, his dream project. However, the period film bombed miserably at the box office. And with the film collapsed this mighty man. Debts began to pile up. Income Tax arrears kept multiplying in geometrical progression. Unable to resolve this crisis, Sheikh Mukhtar, who was adored in Bollywood for his integrity and for his firmness to keep vices of every variety at bay, fled to Pakistan with the alacrity of a small-time house burglar. He took with him the prints of his films. But, sadly, the Pakistan film industry offered him no succor. He kept running from pillar to post, visiting government offices with a plea that he be allowed to release his films.

He was not at all welcomed by Pak film industry. As it is Indian films were already banned there. When all efforts failed, he met General Zia ul Haq. He was a great fan of Sohrab Modi. When he learnt that Sohrab Modi was acting in this film, he allowed the film’s release. However, the Pak film industry went to Supreme court against this order. The case dragged on and finally on 11th may 1980 he won the case. While hee was returning to Lahore with his son Sheikh Moinuddin, Mukhtar got a severe heart attack in the flight. He was immediately taken home and doctor was called. Strangely no doctor came to help him. Finally by the time he was taken to hospital, he died on the way.

‘Noor Jehan’, which was released in Pakistan after Sheikh Mukhtar died, on 23rd may 1980, kept the box office registers ringing with cash. In his 40 years’ career he acted in 70 films and under the banner of his own Omar Khayyam Films, he produced 8 films. (Some information from articles by Shirish Kanekar and Jawed Hamid is used here with thanks).

Singer actress Khurshid played the heroine Hameeda’s role and sang good songs too. Here is an edited interview of Khursheed, taken in 1992,by Pakistani journalist, Navid Rasheed (Thanks to Cineplot)..

Khursheed Bano was born as Irshad Begum in Lahore, on 14th April 1914. As a child she resided in the Bhatti Gate area next to Allama Iqbal’s house. The two families were pretty close. Khursheed was a child then. There was no ambition of joining the showbiz bandwagon then and it was by chance that led her to this arena.

Khursheed was very still young when she became an actress in the early 30’s. The era of the silent movies had already ended with the release of ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931 and the Indian film industry was going through a revolution. What set her apart from other heroines were her attractive face and certain flamboyance owing to which she made her presence felt. And then she was very good actress who could be melodramatic and happy-go-lucky with equal ease.

Each star then was required to playback for themselves and Khursheed was lucky to have a good voice. Hence started the brilliant era of some timeless classical and exemplary numbers like “Panchhi Baawraa Chaand Se Preet Lagaaye”.

The graceful and decent actress was luckier to secure some of the best films including ‘Sitaara’, ‘Shaadi’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Pardesi’, ‘Bhagat Surdas’, ‘Dekha Jayega’, ‘Shehanshah Babar’ and ‘Tansen’. ‘Pardesi’ had a very famous soundtrack comprising of memorable numbers by the late actress. In ‘Tansen’ she played the protagonist Tani with Kundan Lal Saigal as Tansen. Together they made indelible performances and the role took her to great heights. She even transcended Saigal with her strong performances and pretty looks and her fans started calling her Tani after that. Her leading men in those days apart from Saigal were Motilal, Ishwar Lal, Nazeer and Sadiq Ali. She made a successful pair with Motilal the most. Her female contemporaries included actresses of caliber like Kanan Bala, Devika Rani, Leela Chitnis, Suraiya, Swaranlata and Noor Jehan. The last three were her juniors.

Khursheed said that there was no such thing as rivalry in those days and actresses worked in close coordination. Abusing, backbiting or gossiping was not amongst their traits. Even the male stars with whom she worked treated her with great respect and there were no scandals.

Though she was an accomplished singer, acting remained her forte and first love. “Singing was a requirement to be a heroine in those days”, she said, “and even heroines with not too good voices were forced to sing if they were to act. But the composers were so good that they managed to get the best out of them then. Each song was recorded after several rehearsals. But I was an actress first and singing was just to complement that.”

Khursheed was not too happy with the way films shaped up in the years to come. So much so that she never wanted to see films anymore. In the interview she expressed her displeasure, “In spite of the resources and much higher budget, there is not a single film maker in the entire sub continent who could make a film even half as good as the films made in my era. Ours were simple films but treated well and had strong content. Plus the hard work and honesty of each unit member reflected in the entire film. This thing is missing now. A film is not only about technique, rather the issue, sensitivity and sincere dedication too.

Following partition in 1947, Khursheed opted to move to Pakistan. She worked in two Pakistani films too – ‘Mandi’ and ‘Fankaar’. But then she decided to quit and tied the knot with a Karachi – based businessman Yousaf Bhai Mian. They had one daughter who lived in the US when the interview was conducted. She then concentrated on her marriage alone and emerged equally successful on the home front as much as she was in films. She was happy that she quit films before their standards declined .

Khursheed died on 18-4-2001 at Lahore.

Khursheed Bano sang about 170 songs in about 40 films in India. Her life and career would have been like any other actor/singer, but for the controversy of her initiation into films as ‘SHEHLA’ ( HFGK writes this name as SHAILA ) at Calcutta between 1931 and 1935. It was finally and conclusively proved by Shri Kamlakar Pasupuleti ji, that Khurshid and Shehla were different and two separate individuals.

The story of film Shahenshah Babar,

The film starts with the march of Babar’s army to India in 1526, with flashbacks of his childhood and activities as an young man. Defeating Ibrahim Khan Lodhi in the battle of Panipat, Babar becomes Emperor of India.

One of his knights Sardar Sheikh has a daughter Hameeda. She and Babar’s son Humayun fall in love and meet often. When Babar comes to know this, he takes a promise from Humayun that he will forget Hameeda. Humayun promises and leaves Hameeda. Heart broken Hameeda is taken by her father to their native place .

Humayun falls ill and is on death bed. To save his life Babar prays to God that he saves Humayun and instead give death to Babar. In addition, he himself goes and brings back Hameeda to Humayun. In few months Humayun gets well, but Babar dies.

I distinctly remember, when I was studying in 5th or 6th standard, we had a lesson “The Power of Prayer” and in this lesson Babar and Humayun’s story was told, how Babar sacrifices his life for son’s life by praying to God. The film too has the same theme. It seems this story is there in ‘Humayun-Nama’ written by Gulbadan Begum, half sister of Humayun. I have not seen this film.

Today’s song is a duet of Zohrabai and Munshi Aziz. The song is written by Pt. Indra.

(Some information has been used, with thanks, from book ‘Forgotten movies on Muslim Culture 1933-1947’, by Shri Kamlakar Pasupuleti ji.)

Song – Hamen Bhool Mat Jaiyo Raja Ji  (Shahenshah Babar) (1944) Singer – Zohrabai, Munshi Aziz, Lyrics – Pt Indra, Music – Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

ho raja ji
souten ke lambe lambe kes
o raja ji
souten ke lambe lambe kes
ulajh mat jaee
ulajh mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

o rani ji
jaana padey hai bides
o rani ji
jaana padey hai bides
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

purab mat jaiyo ho morey raja
purab mat jaiyo ho morey raja
maalan ke teekhe teekhe nain
ho raja ji
maalan ke teekhe teekhe nain
paagal na ban jaiyo
ho paagal na ban jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

dil to rahega paas tumhaare
dil to rahega paas tumhaare
naadan hai kismet kahiyo
o rani ji
naadan hai kismet kahiyo
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

dacchin mat jaiyo o morey raja
dacchin mat jaiyo o morey raja
panihaari ki matwaali chaal
ho raja ji
panihaari ki matwaali chaal
machal mat jaiyo
haaye machal mat jaiyo raja ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

pyaasa rahoon par panghat na jaavun
pyaasa rahoon par panghat na jaavun
tum hi pyaas bujhaiyo o rani ji
tum hi pyaas bujhaiyo
sandesa deti rahiyo
ho sandesa deti rahiyo rani ji
hamen bhool mat jaiyo raja ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

हो राजा जी
सौतन के लंबे लंबे केस

राजा जी
सौतन के लंबे लंबे केस
उलझ मत जइ
उलझ मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

ओ रानी जी
जाना पड़े है बिदेस
ओ रानी जी
जाना पड़े है बिदेस
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

पूरब मत जइयो हो मोरे राजा
पूरब मत जइयो हो मोरे राजा
मालन के तीखे तीखे नैन
हो राजा जी
मालन के तीखे तीखे नैन
पागल ना बन जइयो
हो पागल ना बन जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

दिल तो रहेगा पास तुम्हारे
दिल तो रहेगा पास तुम्हारे
नादाँ है किस्मत कहियों
ओ रानी जी
नादाँ है किस्मत कहियों
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

दछिन मत जइयो ओ मोरे राजा
दछिन मत जइयो ओ मोरे राजा
पनिहारी की मतवाली चाल
हो राजा जी
पनिहारी की मतवाली चाल
मचल मत जइयो
हाए मचल मत जइयो राजा जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी

प्यासा रहूँ पर पनघट ना जावूँ
प्यासा रहूँ पर पनघट ना जावूँ
तुम ही प्यास बुझइयो ओ रानी जी
तुम ही प्यास बुझइयो
सँदेसा देती रहियो
हो सँदेसा देती रहियो रानी जी
हमें भूल मत जइयो राजा जी


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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3898 Post No. : 14943 Movie Count :

4082

Colorful greetings to all readers and friends. May this festival of colors, bring happiness and good health, to yourself, and to everyone you know. 🙂  May these colors multiply and spread good cheer across every day in the calendar.

Happy Holi to all.

On this blog, we are celebrating the eleventh iteration of this festival. Statistics is one thing – apart from that, the wonderful fact is that the songs of Holi in Hindi films, seem like a supply with no end. Of course yes, when the films and their directors continue to add more songs celebrating this festival every year.

I bring to your attention, this wonderfully fabulous song of the spirit of Holi, from a really very recent film – ‘Ye Jawaani Hai Deewaani’ from 2013. This film was one of the most successful films of that year, and I am sure you must be aware of it, even though it is possible that your tastes and preferences are rooted in the 1940s and 50s which is the gold standard for melody and music in Hindi films. However, that does not mean that music of the decades after the golden . . . – well it does deserve credit. It does catch your attention, and the music and songs still grow into your mind to become darling memories.

Although I have myself not been paying much attention and time to the music of the current years. But quite decidedly, along comes a film with a blast of music that forcefully captures your attention, and insists on becoming part of your list of favorites. Something quite of this sort happened with this 2013 film, for me. And it started very much with this song.

After a long time, I must say, that I have encountered a song of this festival, that simply takes your breath away. The spirit of celebration, and all the emotions that uniquely make this festival what it is – is not so totally and carefully represented every time. But surely, this song does it.

There is color, lots and lots of it.
There is water – it starts off with that.
There is cheer – for every person who is part of this song, and everyone else who may be listening and enjoying it.
There is music – yes of course.
There is dancing – goodness you must be kidding.
There is ‘bhaang’, and there is noise.
There is a large dipping pool – nay, a large dunking pool.
Oh yes, there is “छेड़ छाड़” – chhed chhaad, there is “ज़ोर ज़बरदस्ती” – zor zabardasti.
There are fair maidens running away to save themselves from being smothered with color and water.
And there are insistent and forceful young charmers who will not take ‘no’ for an answer. Or rather they do not even care what the answer is – they will force the color into your face and hair. They will chase you, and run you down, and cuddle you – and they will be more insistent, the more resistance one puts up.
There are drums.
There is singing – very loud, yes.
There is nonsense lyrics – like “लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई” – lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gayi.
There are meaningful verses – “ज़ुल्मी ये हाजिर जवाबी हो गई. . .” – zulmi ye haazir jawaabi ho gai.
There is “नोक झोंक” – nok-jhonk – that is very verbal and very physical too.
There is humor, and there is suggestive propositioning – like “अरमानों में बेहिसाबी हो गई” – armaanon mein behisaabi ho gai.
And there is flights of fancy.
And there is uncharacteristic expressions of festivity from unexpected quarters
And there is a glimmer of surprised realizations.
The matters of heart, unexpressed, are just beneath the surface sheen.
And of course there is a shock of unexpected and amazing realizations – yes, this could surely be it.
There is joy of shared happinesses.
There is a loud cheer of good spirit.
And everything, each and every one of these ingredients put together into the mix to convince you – yayyy, it is Holi – get colored, and get wet, very wet.

Amazing, simply and truly amazing – after a long time, comes along a new sound that astonishes the mind with the honesty with which the true spirit of the festival is so sweetly captured. Needless to say it – but yes, I am quite truly floored.

I have not yet seen the complete film. I got introduced to the songs of this film over the past many months. Especially this Holi song was forcefully dumped into my notice just about a year ago, yes around the last iteration of this celebration. Enthused as I was, I could not make and present a post in time for the festival; now coming around to it after a wait of a full year. Even with this passage of time, the charm of this song has not diminished even one bit. I simply do not seem to be getting enough of this song. 🙂

The lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the music is by Preetam. Singing voices are of Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade. On screen, the song is performed by Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor and a ton of dancers. Deepika and Ranbir are so truly convincing in the complete free form enjoyment in this song. The movie makes its debut on our blog with this song.

Wishing a grand celebration of this festival today, to all friends and readers. Go out, get doused in colors, make up some fun lyrics – like “लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई” types, and sing it out at the top of the voice. It does not matter – it is Holi. Just down one glass of bhang and then blame it for everything. 😀 😀 😀

Happy Holi – – – celebrate.

 

Song – Balam Pichkaari Jo Tu Ne Mujhe Maari  (Ye Jawaani Hai Deewaani) (2013) Singer – Shalmali Kholgade, Vishal Dadlaani, Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya, MD – Preetam
Chorus

Lyrics

abbey chashmish

kaun chashmish

holi hai. . .

itna mazzaa
kyon aa raha hai
tu ne hawa mein bhaang milaaya

itna mazzaa
kyon aa raha hai
tu ne hawa mein bhaang milaaya
duguna nasha
kyon ho raha hai
aankhon se meetha tu ne khilaaya
ho teri malmal ki kurti gulaabi ho gai
tu chali chaal jaise nawaabi ho gai
to
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

teri kalaai hai
haathon mein aai hai
maine maroda to
lagti malaai hai
mehnga padega ye
chaska malaai ka
upvaas karne mein
teri bhalaai hai
ho bindiya teri marhagaabi ho gai
ke armaanon mein behisaabi ho gai
teri to
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

kyon no vacancy ki
hothon pe gaali hai
jab ke tere dil ka
kamra to khaali hai
mujhko pata hai re
kya chaahta hai tu
boli bhajan teri
neeyat qawwaali hai
zulmi ye haazir jawaabi ho gai
tu to har taale ki aaj chaabi ho gai
o o
balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

balam pichkaari
jo tu ne mujhe maari
to seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gai
o jean pehan ke
jo tu ne maara thumka
to lattu padosan ki bhabhi ho gai

haan bole re zamaana kharaabi ho gai

haan bole re zamaana kharaabi ho gai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अबे चशमिश

कौन चशमिश

होली है॰ ॰ ॰

इतना मज़ा
क्यों आ रहा है
तूने हवा में भांग मिलाया

इतना मज़ा
क्यों आ रहा है
तूने हवा में भांग मिलाया
दुगुना नशा
क्यों हो रहा है
आँखों से मीठा तू ने खिलाया
हो तेरी मलमल की कुर्ती गुलाबी हो गई
तू चली चाल जैसे नवाबी हो गई
तो
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

तेरी कलाई है
हाथों में आई है
मैंने मरोड़ा तो
लगती मलाई है
महंगा पड़ेगा ये
चसका मलाई का
उपवास करने में
तेरी भलाई है
हो बिंदिया तेरी महारगाबी हो गई
के अरमानों में बेहिसाबी हो गई
तेरी तो
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

क्यों नो वेकेंसी की
होठों पे गाली है
जब के तेरे दिल का
कमरा तो खाली है
मुझको पता है रे
क्या चाहता है तू
बोली भजन तेरी
नीयत क़व्वाली है
ज़ुल्मी ये हाजिर जवाबी हो गई
तू तो हर ताले की आज चाबी हो गई
ओ ओ
बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

बलम पिचकारी
जो तूने मुझे मारी
तो सीधी साड़ी छोरी शराबी हो गई
ओ जीन पहन के
जो तूने मारा ठुमका
तो लट्टू पड़ोसन की भाभी हो गई

हाँ बोले रे ज़माना खराबी हो गई

हाँ बोले रे ज़माना खराबी हो गई


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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3897 Post No. : 14941 Movie Count :

4081

Missing Films of 1960s – 97
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Goodness, what a lovely duet this one is. The film is ‘Sampooran Teerath Yatra’ from 1970. I have heard of this film earlier, but never did get an opportunity to listen to its songs. As I planned to bring this film on board in this series, I was checking out the songs of this film. And when I played this duet, I am verily bowled over by the sweetness of this composition.

The film is produced by Roopesh Pictures, Bombay. Now this is a very interesting co-incidence that I notice. The previous song in this series, “Ae Aasmaan Waale Is Waqt Tu Kahaan Hai”, is from the film ‘Ziarat Gahe Hind’. As discussed in that write up, that film is a story of pilgrimage to the Muslim places of worship. Today’s film is a story of pilgrimage to the Hindu places of worship. And guess what, both are produced by the same company – Roopesh Pictures, Bombay. And both released in the same year – 1970. Very, very interesting. 🙂

The film ‘Sampooran Teerath Yatra’ is directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The cast of actors includes Sushma, Ashish Kumar, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anand Tiwari, SK Shukla, Sahu Modak, Lata Arora, Zeba, Radha, Rajshri, Pal Sharma, Vishnu Pandey, Hari Ram, Dalpat, Master Kukku, Vidya, Ramlal, Deenanath, and Dalda.

Geet Kosh lists 5 songs for this film. All the songs are written by Madan. The music is composed by Pt Shivram. The singing voices are of Mahendra Kapoor and Hemlata. On screen, the song is performed by Ashish Kumar and Sushma.

It appears to be a wedding night song. The couple is meeting for the first time in their private chambers. And they sing this duet of promises of love that go across the cycles of birth and death, and even transcends the aeons. It is such a beautifully constructed song, and has been equally charmingly rendered by Mahendra Kapoor and Hemlata. Mahendra ji is at his softest best – yes, actually in some places, the voice of Hemlata overshadows his voice.

A lovely song, a must listen.

Song – Hum Hain Tumhaare Tum Hamaare  (Sampooran Teerath Yatra) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Hemlata, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Shivram
Mahendra Kapoor + Hemlata

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

hum hain tumhaare tum hamaare
hum jab jab lenge janam sansaar mein
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein
hum hain tumhaare tum hamaare
hum jab jab lenge janam sansaar mein
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein

aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

akaash pe chalta chaand
dhara pe chalti meri
prem kahaani re sainyyaan
ho oo oo morey sainyyaan
is yug se kya yug yug se hamaari
preet puraani
ho sajni
preet puraani
ho oo oo mori sajni
milan ki madhur ghadi phir se aai hai
aao ye waada kar len hum
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein
hum hain tumhaare tum hamaare
hum jab jab lenge janam sansaar mein
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein

aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

chaahe laakh uthe toofaan magar
mera saath naa chhoote
ho sainyyaan
saath naa chhoote
ho oo oo morey sainyyaan
ye jag roothe to roothe magar
mera pyaar na roothe
dekho ji
pyaar na roothe
ho oo oo mori sajni
sajan is dukh sukh ki duniya mein reh kar
jeeyenge jab tak tum aur hum
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein
hum hain tumhaare tum hamaare
hum jab jab lenge janam sansaar mein
jiyenge tere hi ho ke
marenge tere hi pyaar mein

aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa aaa

oo oo oo oooo oo
oo oo oo oooo oo

mmm mmmm mmmmm mm
mmm mmmm mmmmm mm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आs आs आsssss आss
आs आs आsssss आss

आs आs आsssss आss
आs आs आsssss आss

हम हैं तुम्हारे तुम हमारे
हम जब जब लेंगे जनम संसार में
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में
हम हैं तुम्हारे तुम हमारे
हम जब जब लेंगे जनम संसार में
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में

आs आs आsssss आss
आs आs आsssss आss

आकाश पे चलता चाँद
धरा पे चलती मेरी
प्रेम कहानी रे सैंया
हो ओ ओ मोरे सैंया
इस युग से क्या युग युग से हमारी
प्रीत पुरानी
हो सजनी
प्रीत पुरानी
हो ओ ओ मोरी सजनी
मिलन की मधुर घड़ी फिर से आई है
आओ ये वादा कर लें हम
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में
हम हैं तुम्हारे तुम हमारे
हम जब जब लेंगे जनम संसार में
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में

आs आs आsssss आss
आs आs आsssss आss

चाहे लाख उठे तूफान मगर
मेरा साथ ना छूटे
हो सैंया
साथ ना छूटे
हो ओ ओ मोरे सैंया
ये जग रूठे तो रूठे मगर
मेरा प्यार ना रूठे
देखो जी
प्यार ना रूठे
हो ओ ओ मोरी सजनी
सजन इस दुख सुख की दुनिया में रह कर
जिएंगे जब तक हम और तुम
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में
हम हैं तुम्हारे तुम हमारे
हम जब जब लेंगे जनम संसार में
जिएंगे तेरे ही हो के
मरेंगे तेरे ही प्यार में

आs आs आsssss आss
आs आs आsssss आss

ओs ओs ओsssss ओss
ओs ओs ओsssss ओss

म्मम म्ममम म्मममम म्म
म्मम म्ममम म्मममम म्म


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14933

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 18
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‘Pyaasa Saawan’ (1981) is one of the lovely reminders of those movie watching days, when we were (for me) watching movies either with elders in the family or with siblings and cousins or sometimes together with all. Those were the days when movie watching was the biggest attraction after ‘print media’, ‘radio’, and ‘cricket’ (for me).

To be a ‘fan’ of ‘Rajesh Khanna’ was still a year or two in the future to happen.

Another reminder of this movie are of course its songs. Particularly ‘Megha Re Megha Re’ and ‘Tera Saath Hai To’. Other songs of this movie were also good and they were frequently played on radio or loudspeakers.

The first song from this movie to be posted on the blog was ‘Tera Saath Hai To’. It was ten years ago, on 17.03.2009 and so far, no comment appears on this song on the blog. However, and that is another reason for this article of today, this song was covered only with one version and i.e. the female version sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Whereas, the song is a ‘multiple version’ song and the male version is sung by Kamlesh Awasthi. I am also sharing the lyrics for this male version of the song with a request to our ‘Editors’ to please update this in the ‘main post’. Also, the third stanza in the ‘female version’ was not included in the post of 17.03.2009, which I have included in full lyrics and would request Shri Atul ji and Shri Sudhir ji to kindly update in this song’s post.

Now coming back to the ‘ten-year challenge’ – 2009-2019 – the other movies represented on the blog that day i.e. on 17.03.2009 were;

  • ‘Dost’ (1974) (all songs have already been covered and needs to painted ‘red’)
  • ‘Deewaana’ (1992)
  • ‘Manchali’ (1973)
  • ‘Parwana’ (1971)
  • ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (1962)

All the above movies except ‘Deewaana’ and ‘Pyaasa Saawan’ have already been covered for their all songs on the blog and Yippeeee’ed 🙂

‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’ was directed by Dasari Narayan Rao for Tirupati Pictures Combine, Bombay. It was produced by Prasan Kapoor (brother of actor Jeetendra) and as such it was Jeetendra’s home production. Dasari Narayan Rao had also written the story and screenplay of this movie. Dialogues of this movie were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by GG Krishna Rao. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.08.1981.

The film has Jeetendra (in double role), Moushumi Chatterjee, Reena Roy, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Asha Lata, Javed, Duggal, NS Bedi, Prem Kumar, Umesh Khanna, Ashok Saxena, Babloo, Babban, Raghvaiyya, Ashok Shivpuri, Heera, Billi, BA Subba Rao, Mahmood Khan, and Verma. Vinod Mehra and Aruna Irani make a special appearance in this movie, and Kumar Aditya makes a guest appearance.

This movie has six songs (including one multiple version song). All its songs are written by Santosh Anand and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar and Kamlesh Awasthi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three songs of this movie have been posted on the blog earlier and third, other than the two mentioned above is ‘O Meri Chhamak ChhalloThe song being posted today is the fifth song from this movie and that considering of the updating of the multiple version song.

All the songs from this movie were quite good songs and enjoyable songs – ‘Megha Re Megha Re’ and ‘Tera Saath Hai To’ are the ones which I liked most. Though I had watched this movie then I did not remember it completely and as I was preparing for this article I was recollecting its story and other songs. As Atul ji has mentioned in his post while presenting the first song from this movie on the blog, the movie reminds of the ‘Chadamama’ stories. Yes of course!!

Because here we see a Father becoming wealthier after lot of struggle and hard work and though neglecting his wife in the process of accumulating wealth and losing her up brings his only son with lot of love. And when once he has to attend the birthday celebration of this son, and he didn’t get a ticket in the flight (no advance booking may be 🙂 ) he orders his secretary to ‘charter a plane’ and finally reaching only to see that his son is not at home but enjoying in a club. . . (To be concluded 🙂 )

The son also finds himself in a similar situation like his father, when he takes over the family business and his marriage comes to a stage of ‘divorce’. But finally the Father saves it all and we have a ‘happy ending’ there 🙂

Let us now enjoy the today’s song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar. Lyrics are by Santosh Anand and it is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. On screen it is performed by Jeetendra and the beautiful Reena Roy!!

Song – In Haseen Waadiyon Se  (Pyaasa Saawan) (1981) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Suresh Wadkar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

in haseen waadiyon se
in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen

itnaa badaa gagan hai
do chaar sitaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen

in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

kahin koi jharna ghazal gaa raha hai
hmm
kahin koyi bulbul taraana sunaaye
hmm
yahaan haal ye hai
ke saanson ki lai par
khayaalon mein khoya badan gungunaaye

kahin koi jharnaa ghazal gaa rahaa hai
kahin koyi bulbul taraana sunaaye
yahaan haal ye hai
ke saanson ki lay par
khayaalon mein khoya badan gungunaaye

in lazeej jhurmuton se
do chaar sharaare churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen

hamaari kahaani shuru ho gayi hai
hamaari kahaani shuru ho gayi hai
samajh lo jawaani shuru ho gayi hai
kayi mod hum ne tay kar liye hain
nayi zindagaani shuru ho gayi hai
in madbhare manzaron se
do chaar sahaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen
in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
itnaa badaa gagan hai
do chaar sitaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen

in haseen
in haseen
waadiyon se
waadiyon se

do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इन हसीन वादियों से
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें ए

इतना बड़ा गगन है
दो चार सितारे चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें 

इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें

कहीं कोई झरना ग़ज़ल गा रहा है
हम्म
कहीं कोई बुलबुल तराना सुनाये
हम्म
यहाँ हाल ये है
के साँसों कि लय पर
ख्यालों में खोया बदन गुनगुनाये

कहीं कोई झरना ग़ज़ल गा रहा है
कहीं कोई बुलबुल तराना सुनाये
यहाँ हाल ये है
के साँसों कि लय पर
ख्यालों में खोया बदन गुनगुनाये

इन लजीज झुरमुटों से
दो चार शरारे चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें

हमारी कहानी शुरू हो गयी है
हमारी कहानी शुरू हो गयी है
समझ लो जवानी शुरू हो गयी है
कई मोड़ हमने तय कर लिए हैं
नयी जिंदगानी शुरू हो गयी है
इन मदभरे मंज़रों से
दो चार सहारे ए चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें ए 
चुरा लें तो चलें ए

इतना बड़ा गगन है
दो चार सितारे ए चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें

इन हसीन
इन हसीन 
वादियों से
वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे
चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें 
चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें



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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3880 Post No. : 14904

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 34
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‘ह’ – हमने भी प्यार किया, नज़रों को चार किया ॰ ॰ ॰

– – – –

॰ ॰ ॰दिल का सूना साज़ तराना ढूंढेगा
तीर ए निगाह ए नाज़ निशाना ढूंढेगा॰ ॰ ॰

It is your words that tell of this predicament. Seasons come and go, as they have, year on year on year. . .  but the one who this heart wants to listen to again, has not returned after going away. . .

– – – –

With today’s song, we come to the end of this series of duets of Rafi Sb. This series got initiated on Rafi Sb’s birth anniversary (24th Dec) in 2017.  Having gone through 33 episodes, we come to the closure with the Hindi alphabet letter ‘ह’. On the way, over the past almost 15 months, we have touched upon many a wonderful duet songs that simply perpetuate the legend of this divine voice. A blessing that we shared the same time and the planet with him for a certain period of time. The association, and its lasting awareness, has been such a lovely enchanting experience, that has left in the mind two opposing emotions – happiness and regret.  Happiness that we have a wonderful legacy treasure bequeathed to us by this voice. And regret that there could have been more, but alas not destined to be. God works in his own mysterious ways, and we are but mortals subject to his method and his directions.

So much has been said – about Rafi Sb, in this series, and by other contributors on this blog. And by many others, writing about him on various platforms and publications. Satish Shenoy ji, in a comment earlier today, has written – “Any number of posts on Rafisaab are welcome, even at the cost of repetition”.  Yes, eventually there is a limit to words, and to the expressions.  But even after reaching that limit, the heart feels that enough has not been said.  What more could be said, I don’t know.  But I know that “कल और आएंगे॰॰॰ हमसे बेहतर कहने वाले” – and more will be said and written about Rafi Sb, in ways that has not found an expression as yet.  Such is the magic of this wondrous voice, I believe.

Today’s song is from the 1962 film ‘Mall Road’.  The singing accompaniment is Asha Bhosle.  Words are from the pen of Prem Warburtani and the music is from the mind of Sudarshan.

For the record, the complete list of previous songs in this series is given below,

Ab Jeene Ka Mausam Aaya Dillagi 1966 24-Dec-17 Asha Bhosle
Aa Tujhko Bulaayen Ye Pyaasi Nigaahen Pyaara Dushman 1955 28-Dec-17 Asha Bhosle
Is Jag Mein Kahin Bhi Rahiyo Pyaar Ki Jeet 1962 16-Jan-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Utho Bulbulo Tod Do Teeliyaan Khaamosh Sipaahi 1950 9-Feb-18 Geeta Dutt
x
Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan Shaque 1976 12-Feb-18 Asha Bhosle
Ae Chanda Tu Dena Gawaahi Holiday In Bombay 1963 15-Feb-18 Asha Bhosle
O Tera Chhup Chhup Ke Chale Aana Sangraam 1965 23-Feb-18 Kamal Barot
x
x
Kahiye Kaisa Mizaaj Hai Aapka Salaam Memsaab 1961 11-Mar-18 Asha Bhosle
Khush Kar Diya Tu Ne Mere Rama Jeet 1972 22-May-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Gori Naagan Ban Ke Na Chala Karo Naache Naagin Baaje Been 1960 23-May-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Ghar Waale Ghar Nahin Pyaar Ki Raahein 1959 2-Jun-18 Geeta Dutt
Chaandni Chhitki Hui Hai Muskuraati Raat Hai Hamaara Ghar 1950 4-Jun-18 Geeta Roy
Chhail Chhabeela Rang Rangeela Kaun Nagar Se Aaya Madan Manjari 1961 11-Jun-18 Kamal Barot
Jab Ghadi Bole Chaar Gori Kar Ke Singaar Gambler 1960 12-Jun-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Jhuk Ke Zameen Choom Raha Aasmaan Dhoop Chhaaon 1954 15-Jun-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O Ji O O O Naach Ghar 1959 17-Jun-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani Lakshmi Pooja 1957 18-Jun-18 Shamshad Begum
Dilli Waale Saahb Ghajab Kar Daala Re Bhikhaari 1949 28-Jun-18 Binapani Mukherji
Dheere Dheere Mohabbat Jawaan Ho Gai Bhai Bahen 1969 3-Jul-18 Asha Bhosle
Nazar Ne Loota Hai, Ada Ne Maara Hai Police Detective 1960 9-Jul-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Toote To Toote Koi Dil Ka Sahaara Lagan 1971 25-Aug-18 Asha Bhosle
Thehar Zara O Jaan e Mann Ladki Bholi Bhaali 1976 20-Sep-18 Usha Khanna
Daal Bhi De Zulfon Ki Chhaon Ramu Dada 1961 21-Sep-18 Lata Mangeshkar
x
x
Pyaar Ki Baaten Koi Na Jaane Yaad Teri Phir Aaye Magic Carpet 1964 3-Oct-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Baanke Teerandaaz Jaan Le Le Na Ho Naraaz Sun To Le Haseena 1958 4-Oct-18 Asha Bhosle
Bhaiya Re Bhaiya Re Bhaiya Naiya Chhuaao Na Bharat Milaap 1965 11-Oct-18 Kamal Barot
Mehfil Mein Tere Husn Ka Deewaana Kaun Hai Rooplekha 1962 29-Oct-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat Dr Z 1959 31-Oct-18 Mohammed Rafi
Raat Andheri Gayi Gayi Gayi Rangeela Raja 1960 16-Nov-18 Asha Bhosle
Lijiye Dil Ka Nazraana, Lijiye Aankh Ka Shukraana Naya Kaanoon 1965 29-Nov-18 Asha Bhosle
Wo To Chutki Mein Dil Le Ke Chalte Huye Shaadi Ki Raat 1950 12-Jan-19 Raja Gul
Shamma Pe Parwaana Jalne Se Darta Nahin Shola Jo Bhadke 1961 20-Jan-19 Suman Kalyanpur
x
Sun Gori Khol Zara Ghunghat Ka Door Phool Bane Angaarey 1963 21-Jan-19 Kamal Barot
Hamne Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Nazron Ko Chaar Kiya Mall Road 1962 3-Mar-19 Asha Bhosle
क्ष x
त्र x
ज्ञ x

So much more seems to be still wound up inside that needs to be said.  And all that needs to be said, is probably already present in the words that Rafi Sb has sung in his life.  Just to say that he is incomparable, comes to mind the lines he has already uttered,

ना तुम सा कोई जमाने भर में
तुम्हीं को चाहा मेरी नज़र ने॰ ॰ ॰

Maybe some more needs to be said.  Maybe another series of Rafi Sb songs will come about.  Nahm ji has also restarted one of her pending series just last week.  Still a good number of his songs are waiting to be posted here – about a couple of thousands more to go. A lot of opportunity still – to write more about him.  So yes, maybe another series of his songs, who knows.For now, let us listen to this song today – and the words that will come to mind are

हो गया दिल पे मेरे तेरी आवाज़ का जादू”.

Aameen.

Song – Hamne Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Nazron Ko Chaar Kiya  (Mall Road) (1962) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Warburtani, MD – Sudarshan
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics 

hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

kaisa ye pyaar kiya
dil beqaraar kiya
kar ke ishaare hamen
haaye re maar diya
kaisa ye pyaar kiya..aa

dekha jo tu ne hamen
nazren chura ke
hum bhi rahenge tere
dil mein samaa ke
mujh se na poochho
mere dil ki kahaani
dil bhi deewaana tere
main bhi deewaani
dekha jo tu ne hamen
nazren chura ke
hum bhi rahenge tere
dil mein samaa ke
mujh se na poochho
mere dil ki kahaani
dil bhi deewaana tere
main bhi deewaani
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

chaahe mita do
chaahe kuchh bhi sazaa do
hum hain tumhaare
hamen dil mein basa lo
lehron ka paas rahe
jaise kinaara
aise hi rahe jag mein
saath hamaara
chaahe mita do
chaahe kuchh bhi sazaa do
hum hain tumhaare
hamen dil mein basa lo
lehron ka paas rahe
jaise kinaara
aise hi rahe jag mein
saath hamaara

hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ

कैसा ये प्यार किया
दिल बेक़रार किया
कर के इशारे हमें
हाए रे मार दिया
कैसा ये प्यार किया॰॰आ

देखा जो तूने हमें
नज़रें चुरा के
हम भी रहेंगे तेरे
दिल में समा के
मुझ से ना पूछो मेरे
दिल की कहानी
दिल भी दीवाना तेरा
मैं भी दीवानी
देखा जो तूने हमें
नज़रें चुरा के
हम भी रहेंगे तेरे
दिल में समा के
मुझ से ना पूछो मेरे
दिल की कहानी
दिल भी दीवाना तेरा
मैं भी दीवानी
हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ

चाहे मिटा दो
चाहे कुछ भी सज़ा दो
हम हैं तुम्हारे हमें
दिल में बसा लो
लहरों के पास रहे
जैसे किनारा
ऐसे ही रहे जग में
साथ हमारा
चाहे मिटा दो
चाहे कुछ भी सज़ा दो
हम हैं तुम्हारे हमें
दिल में बसा लो
लहरों के पास रहे
जैसे किनारा
ऐसे ही रहे जग में
साथ हमारा

हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3878 Post No. : 14901

Today’s song is from film ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959.

The title seems funny, isn’t it? Somehow, I find that the film makers give bizarre titles to their films sometimes. Films with prefix Mr. or Dr. were plenty. The earliest such a Talkie film was ‘Mr. 420’ made in 1937. Later, ‘Mr. X’ was made in 1938. This was repeated in 1957 and 1984. ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ was made in 1964. ‘Mr. India’ came in 1961 and also 1987. There was a ‘Mr. Bechara’ in 1996, ‘Mr. Chakram’ in 1956, ‘Mr, Jhatpat’ in 1943, ‘Mr John’ in 1959, ‘Mr. Lamboo’ in 1956. ‘Mr. Romeo’ in 1973 and 1999. ‘Mr. Q’ in 1958, ‘Mr.Bond’ in 1992, ‘Mr. Azad’in 1994, ‘Mr .Dynamite’ in 1947, ‘Mr. Murder’ in 1969, ‘Mr. Qartoon, M.A.’ in 1958, ‘Mr. Sampat’ in 1952, ‘Mr. Toofan’ in 1963, ‘Mr. 100%’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Badmash’ in 2009, ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chhutti’ in 2012, ‘Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool’ in 2007, ‘Mr. Lonely Miss Lovely’ in 2004, ‘Mr. Prime Minister’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta’ in 2009, ‘Mr. White Mr. Black’ in 2007, ‘Mr. ya Mrs.’ in 2005, The most hilarious title in this category was ‘Mr. Khujli’ in 2007 !!!

Starting with ‘Dr. Madhurika’ (1935), it was ‘Dr. Ambedkar’ (1989 and 2000), ‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ (1946), ‘Dr. Kumar’ (1944), ‘Dr. Ramesh’ (1949), ‘Dr. Vidya’ (1962), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959) etc.

The decade of the 1940s and the 1950s was the period when stunt and action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors, producers, directors, composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and action films was a very sweeping name for a genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found one kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised stunt/action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….

  1. Fantasy and Arabian  Nights  -92 films
  2. Horror – 67
  3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
  4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Chillers
  7. Spies and Detective
  8. Super heroes / heroines
  9. Murder and Mystery
  10. Sword Fighting and
  11. Naag Films etc.

Today’s film ‘Doctor Z’, falls under Science Fiction category. Though it was a C grade action film, HFGK mentions it as a ‘Social’ film. May be, as it was not exactly a stunt film, the film may have been classified as a social film. The story of this film was just a one line story, expanded at convenience as per needs of audiences. Mahipal – a Police officer is after a gang of anti-national criminals, who want to steal a formula from a scientist, which can destroy a big country like India in just 2 minutes. He (naturally, compulsorily and as per the director’s directions) falls in love with the scientist’s pretty daughter to sing songs, when not on duty. The film ends on expected Happy Notes.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal, Helen, Krishnakumari, Mirza Musharraf, Sunder, Tun Tun and a host of other junior actors. The film was made by Baliwala Films. It was produced and directed by its owner Jal. There were two lyricists and the 8 melodious songs were composed by Music Director Manohar Arora. Now this Manohar was a separate, different and independent composer. Most sites and blogs mistake him for being Manoharlal Sonik, of Sonik-Omi composer duo. This is NOT so. He was different. 2 songs from this film have been posted on this blog and both the times he was mentioned as Manoharlal Sonik. I must confess that I was responsible for this mix up. I had made a comment in 2011 that he was Manoharlal Sonik of the duo, which was a wrong statement. 3 years after that comment the real information about Manohar came up, hence I am making this clarification, at this opportunity. I feel sorry that I had followed the wrong info track that time.

The composer MANOHAR ARORA was a Punjabi music director who came from Sialkot to try his luck in Bombay. His first film was ‘Raees’ in 1948. Then came ‘Josh’ in 1950, ‘Rangeele Musafir’ (1950), ‘Bhoole Bhatke’ (1952), ‘Jingo’ (1952), ‘Usha Kiran’ (1952). His best remembered film was ‘Chingari’ (1955). Then came ‘Passing Show’ (1956), ‘Mister Q’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959), ‘Choron Ki Baarat’ (1960) and last film was ‘Do Dushman’ (1967). His name is mostly written as ‘Manohar’ only. This created a misunderstanding that he was Manoharlal Sonik, which is NOT correct.

From the cast of this film, Krishna Kumari is another name which causes confusion. There was a Krishna Kumari in silent films and talkie films of the 1930s. Then there was another Krishna Kumari who was from South and featured in dubbed and remade films. She too is different. Actress Krishna Kumari who worked in  Hindi films from 1948 to 1968 was another one.

Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including ‘Vanraj’ (1952), ‘Gorilla’ (1953), ‘Black Rider’ (1960), ‘State Express’ (1961) and ‘Khush Naseeb’ (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of ‘Baghdad Ka Jaadu’ (1956), ‘Zimbo’ (1958), ‘Police Station’ (1959), ‘Lady Of The Lake’ (1960), ‘Jaadu Mahal’ (1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film ‘Girls School’ (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in ‘Nao’, which actually ended up in theaters first, releasing in 1948, just two months after her film ‘Intezaar’ (1948) was released. Film ‘Girls School’ was stalled due to the dispute between Amiya Chakravarty and Anil Biswas.

Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 117 films. Her first film on screen was ‘Intezaar’ (1948) and last film was ‘Jung Aur Aman’ (1968).

Hiralal is a familiar face to every fan of vintage Bollywood as he played countless character parts, often as the villain, in literally hundreds of films both big and small.

He was born Hiralal Thakur on March 14, 1912 in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) and began his career in silent films with AR Kardar’s ‘Safdar Jung’ which was released in 1930, while his second film, ‘Daughters of Today’, actually made it to movie theaters first, in 1929. He was under contract to United Players Corporation and made several silent pictures for them before making the transition to sound and moving on to other studios for films like ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932), ‘Seeta’ (1934), and ‘Blood Feud’ (1935).

Some of his notable fantasy, sci-fi and horror films include ‘Khooni Jadugar’ (1939), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Mehbooba’ (1954), ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’ (1955), ‘Roop Basant’ (1955), ‘Sakhi Hatim‘ (1955), ‘Shah Behram‘ (1955), ‘Indra Sabha’ (1956), ‘Shaan-e-Hatim’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z  (1959), Dr. Shaitan (1960),  Jadoo Mahal (1962), Flying Man (1965), Gumnaam (1965), Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin (1965), Love and Murder‘ (1966), ‘Sheba and Hercules’ (1967), and ‘Alibaba’ (1976). Hiralal worked continuously until his death on June 27, 1982.

He had worked in 203 films. His first film was ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932) and last film was ‘Kaalia’ (1981).

Now let us enjoy the comedy song from film ‘Doctor Z’. This was filmed on Sunder and Nasreen. This duet is sung by Balbir and Geeta Dutt.

(Thanks to Mike Barnum ji, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Flash Back, vol I-Isak Mujawar, HFGK, MuVyz and my notes.)

 

Song – Main Hoon Bhaiya Dim Timkar  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Balbir, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, Music – Manohar
Balbir + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

itna akad mat
arey mujh se jhagad mat
baat nahin ye achhi
dil ko jakad mat
mujh pe bigad mat
preet meri hai sachchi
zara muskaaye di ho
dil ko khilaaye di ho
zulm karat kyon dil par..rr
main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

pyaar jataa mat
zyaada mujhko banaa mat
matlab ki sab yaari
nazren phira mat
haaye re haaye dil ko jalaa mat
kuchh to dikha dildaari
mera naam lio nahin
aisa kabhi kio nahin
varna to jayi ho mar mar
main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

dil tera ghar hai
meri jaan tera hi jigar hai
tujh pe sab kurbaan
pyaar ka asar hai
jhoomti nazar hai
hanste hain armaan
aaj mera dil gaya
to se jaa ke mil gayaa
hui bina judaa dam bhar

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

lar lar lallaa pam pam pam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

इतना अकड़ मत
अरे मुझ से झगड़ मत
बात नहीं ये अच्छी
दिल को जकड़ मत
मुझ पे बिगड़ मत
प्रीत मेरी है सच्ची
ज़रा मुस्काए दी हो
दिल को खिलाये दी हो
ज़ुल्म करत क्यों दिल पर॰॰र्र
मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

प्यार जता मत
ज़्यादा मुझको बना मत
मतलब की सब यारी
नज़रें फिरा मत
हाय रे हाए दिल को जला मत
कुछ तो दिखा दिलदारी
मेरा नाम लियो नहीं
ऐसा कभी कियो नहीं
वरना तो जई हो मर मर
मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

दिल तेरा घर है
मेरी जान तेरा ही जिगर है
तुझ पे सब क़ुर्बान
प्यार का असर है\
झूमती नज़र है
हँसते हैं अरमान
आज मेरा दिल गया
तो से जा के मिल गया
हुई बिना जुदा दम भर

मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

लर लर लल्ला पम पम पम


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Blog Day : 3838 Post No. : 14848

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 32
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‘श’ – शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं ॰ ॰ ॰

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फिर तेरी याद नए गीत सुनाने आई. . .

Yes, everyday. It seems there is a new song that you have sung for us, once again. Remembering you, everyday.

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Well, if the film name is ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, it would not be a coincidence that this film is by Bhagwan Dada. Today’s song in this series is from this 1961 film.

The phenomenal success of the film ‘Albela’ (1951) and its songs, prompted Bhagwan Dada to try and replicate that success many times over the next few years. But sadly none of the spin offs really came any close to repeating the success of the original. As I try to trace the career path of Bhagwan Dada as a producer, after the film ‘Albela’ in 1951, he went on to produce and direct the following,

  • ‘Jhamela’ in 1953, with Geeta Bali in female lead and music by C Ramchandra
  • ‘Rengeela’, also in 1953, with Poornima in female lead and music by Jamaal Sen
  • ‘Halla Gulla’ in 1954; Shakila and Sajjan are the lead pair and Bhagwan is playing second lead; music by Nisar
  • ‘Pyaara Dushman’ in 1955; Jairaj and Nadira are the lead pair and Bhagwan is playing second lead; music by Nisar
  • ‘Bhaagam Bhaag’ in 1956; Kishore Kumar and Shashikala are the lead pair and Bhagwan is playing second lead; music by OP Nayyar
  • ‘Kar Bhala’, also in 1956; interestingly this film is also listed as a stunt film; Shashikala and Nasir Khan are the lead pair; music is by Chic Choclate
  • And then, ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ in 1961; Suresh and Radhika are the lead pair and music is by Nisar.

Starting with ‘Albela’ and up to ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, all films listed above are produced and directed by Bhagwan Dada. After ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, we do not find any more films being produced and directed by him. The magic of ‘Albela’, sadly could never be recreated.

I must make a note that Bhagwan Dada had directed his first film way back in 1938 (as a co-director for ‘Bahadur Kisan’), and turned a producer in 1942. He set up Jagruti Pictures as his production company, and produced and directed many stunt films. In 1947, he also set up his own Jagruti Studio. ‘Albela’ was the mega moment of his career. But after that, it was downhill all the way. ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ was, in a manner of speaking, a last attempt.

The star cast of ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ is listed as Suresh, Radhika, Anwar, Bhagwan, Poornima, Suryakant, Pratima Devi, Kesri, Prem Sagar, Shyam Lal, Vishwas, Baburao, Ram Bharose, Cukkoo and Helen. Geet Kosh lists seven songs for this film. Names of three songwriters are listed – Shyam Hindi, Saba Afghani and Tavish Mehmood. However, songwriter names are not assigned to individual songs, except one. Songwriter name for this song is not attributed. The person who has uploaded this song on YT has indicated the name as Tavish Mehmood.

Music for all the songs is by Nisar, a name that is same as Nisar Bazmi. The singing voices in this song are of Rafi Sb and Suman Kalyanpur.

Song – Shamma Pe Parwaana Jalne Se Darta Nahin  (Shola Jo Bhadke) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Nisar Bazmi
Mohammed Rafi + Suman Kalyanpur

Lyrics 

shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin
jaan chali jaaye magar bachke guzarta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin

yun to garajte hain sabhi kaun barasta hai
kaun barasta hai
baaten banaane ka yahaan bas yahi rasta hai
bas yahi rasta hai
ho oo oo oo oo
marne ka kehte hain magar. . .
marne ka kehte hain magar
koi bhi marta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin

jaan mein toofaan ko kahaan laate hain dilwaale
laate hain dilwaale
khelte maujon se guzar jaate hain dilwaale
jaate hain dilwaale
ho oo oo oo oo
darr ke jo ruk jaaye kabhi. . .
darr ke jo ruk jaaye kabhi
paar utarta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin

aaj se hum tere huye chaahe koi roke
chaahe koi roke
hum ne jo chaaha tha wohi baat rahi ho ke
baat rahi ho ke
ho oo oo oo oo
dil se agar dil na miley. . .
dil se agar dil na miley
pyaar sanwarta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin
shamma pe parwaana jalne se darta nahin

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं
जान चली जाये मगर बचके गुजरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं

यूं तो गरजते हैं सभी कौन बरसता है
कौन बरसता है
बातें बनाने का यहाँ बस यही रस्ता है
बस यही रस्ता है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
मरने का कहते हैं मगर॰ ॰ ॰
मरने का कहते हैं मगर
कोई भी मरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं

जान में तूफाँ को कहाँ लाते हैं दिलवाले
लाते हैं दिलवाले
खेलते मौजों से गुज़र जाते हैं दिलवाले
जाते हैं दिलवाले
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
डर के जो रुक जाये कभी॰ ॰ ॰
डर के जो रुक जाये कभी
पार उतरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं

आज से हम तेरे हुये चाहे कोई रोके
चाहे कोई रोके
हमने जो चाहा था वही बात रही हो के
बात रही हो के
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल से अगर दिल ना मिले॰ ॰ ॰
दिल से अगर दिल ना मिले
प्यार सँवरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं
शम्मा पे परवाना जलने से डरता नहीं


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Today’s song is from a very old film of the early talkie cinema – ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’ (1937) aka ‘Dreamland’.

This was the first film directed by Vijay Bhatt, after he and his brother Shankar Bhatt established Prakash Pictures. In those days, the trend was to make films on mythology, folk tales or social issues. Instead, Prakash Pictures took up a totally new and untried topic like Science Fiction story to make a movie. Film ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’ was based on – or took inspiration from the Hollywood popular film, Universal Studio’s ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933). This film was a cinematic adaptation of the famous novel ‘The Invisible Man’ written by HG Wells in 1897.

Originally, this novel was published serially in the ‘Pearson’s Weekly’ in the early part of 1897. At the end of the year 1897, it was published as a novel and very soon it became a best seller. Translated in almost every language in the world, the novel attracted the film makers of the early era and a film was made in 1933. The film also became a hit and in subsequent years several adaptations and film versions in different languages came up. India too did not lag behind and the adventurous duo of brothers made a film on this story, adapting it to Indian context. Several films in many languages using this as a central theme and adapting the story in various ways, were made in India. Some names I remember off hand are ‘Mr X’ (1957), ‘Mr X’ (1938), ‘Mr X In Bombay’ (1964), ‘Mr X’ (2015), and ‘Mr India’ (1987).

Basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood. Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process Babubhai also earned a moniker of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai Mistri was born on 5th September 1918 in Surat, Gujarat. His father – a building contractor, died suddenly when Babubhai was just 14 year old. Being the eldest he had to take care of his mother and 9 younger siblings. He came to Bombay, where his uncle was working for Krishna Cinetone. With his help, he became an assistant in Bharat Movietone. Starting from making posters and helping in set designing, he learnt from every department of film making.

When he learnt that Prakash Pictures faced a difficulty in special effects he volunteered and made history. Impressed with his skill, Wadia Movietone, famous for fantasy and stunt films, took him in for special effects. During his career, Babubhai not only gave special effects to more than 300 mythological, stunt and fantasy films, but also entered the field of direction. Wadia brothers gave him first opportunity to direct their film ‘Muqabala’ (1942), a Nadia film about twin sisters.

Along with co-director Batuk Bhai i.e. Nanabhai Bhatt, he experimented some new special effects. This film was first in India to use ‘split-screen method’ for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. Another feature for this film was the night club set, which, in case of a police raid, could be converted into respectable home – on screen for the audience to see. It simply mesmerised the people.

In 1942 Wadia Movietone broke up and Homi Wadia started Basant Pictures. Babubhai directed a film ‘Mauj’ (1943) for him too. He became a free lancer and he directed 48 Hindi films. His last film was ‘Hatim Tai’ (1990). He also directed one Telugu and nine Gujarati films. Many of his assistants became famous as trick masters and special effects experts.

After his retirement he suffered from cancer. His voice box was removed and he had to use an artificial devise for speaking. Tata Cancer Hospital made a film on his courage and will power to overcome cancer, to inspire other cancer patients.

Babubhai won many awards and rewards, for his work in films. He died on 20-12-2010, at the age of 92 years. (Thanks to ‘Beete Huey Din‘ blog for some information used here.)

Film ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’ had a cast of Jayant, Sardar Akhtar, Lallubhai, Umakant, Shirin Bano, Ismail, Jahoor, Madhav Marathe etc. In the early phase of film making, it was difficult to get good looking female actors from educated or respected families for working in films. That is because, it was considered a ‘below the dignity’ job. For silent films, many Anglo Indian and Jew girls became heroines because for them it was not a question of dignity and acting was considered like any other vocation.

Dadasaheb Phalke had described an incident. While making his first film (‘Raja Harishchandra’, 1913), he needed a female actor for Taramati’s role. He found it very difficult to get one. Those days, even in stage plays, the female roles were done by handsome (and sometimes, not so handsome also) males. But even they were not ready. He became desperate and went finally to red light area and talked to some prostitutes. Even they refused to do this ‘lowly’ job. Reluctantly, Dadasaheb settled for Salunke, a male impersonator to do this role.

As the talkie films started, the number of Anglo Indian girls rapidly went down as most of them did not know Hindi nor could they sing. Only a few hard working Anglo Indian girls survived and progressed from silent to talkie films, like Savita Devi (Iris Gasper – who learnt Hindi/Urdu and singing, with efforts), Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Indira Devi (Effie Hippolet), Lalita Devi (Bonnie Bird), Pramila (Esher Abrahams), Seeta Devi (Renee Smith), Madhuri (Beryl Classen), Manorama (Winnie Stewart) etc. Since singing was an important requisite, the field was now open to singing girls from kothas, tawaayafs and professional singers. Reasonably good looks and singing ability was what made them actresses. These girls, who came from kothas and professional singer families used the suffix ‘Bai’ to their names to differentiate their specialty. Thus you had Jaddan Bai, Amirbai, Johrabai, Rattan Bai etc.

Many young singing girls considered cinema as a place where they could get (catch ? ) a good husband from a better family background, earning respectability (forget religion). Many starlets married producers, directors, actors, singers and composers, left acting and settled as respectable housewives. Some girls got husbands from Nawabs and the Royalty, as they were patrons of arts. Many examples from early era can be cited in this connection like,

Gulab Bai alias Kamla Devi married S Fatelal – director in Prabhat Films.

Jaddan Bai married Uttamchand – a medical student and a jaagirdar.

Fatima Bai (mother of Zubeida, of Alam Ara fame) married Nawab of Sachin, Guajarat.

Sultana married Yusuf Laljee, businessman and chief of Bombay Municipal Corporation.

Actress Sarojini (Roshan) married Nanubhai Vakil – producer / director (their daughter was actress Azra).

Actress Indurani (Ishrat) – sister of Sarojini – married Ramniklal Shah – producer / director.

Actress Shirin Bai married Nanabhai Bhatt (their sons are Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt).

Actress Zubeida (of Alam Ara) married Raja Dhanrajgir of Hyderabad (Deccan).

The other actress Zubeida (on whose life, the film ‘Zubeida’ (2001) was made) married Maharaja Hanwant singh of Jodhpur.

etc.

This trend continued in the industry even after things changed and educated and respected family people entered the industry. Now, one could see marriages were taking place between people of film industry itself like Rattanbai and Director Hafiz, Jyoti and Durrani, Nalini Jaywant and Virendra Desai, Noorjahan and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, Meena Kumari, Sardar Akhtar, Snehprabha Pradhan, Anil Biswas, Lalita Deulkar etc.

In recent era instances are Waheeda Rehman, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Hemant Kumar, Manik Verma, Premlata, Geeta Dutt, Geeta Bali, Rishi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan etc.

In the cast you find a name Shirin Bano. Yes, she too is one of the above listed artistes who joined films to get a suitable husband and lead a respectable and comfortable life. Shirin, Shirin Bai or Shirin Bano was from a tawaayaf mother from Lucknow. Her father was a Tamil Brahmin – Ram Seshadri Aiyar, who worked as an accountant with Kikubhai Desai (father of Manmohan Desai) in his distribution department. They were 5 sisters and 1 brother. Shirin joined films at an early age. Her first film was ‘Maharani’ (1934). The same year she worked in ‘Vehmi Duniya’, ‘Sewa Sadan’ and ‘Bala Joban’. In 1935 her films were ‘Shamsher e Arab’, ‘Pardesi Sainya’ and ‘Bambai Ki Sethani’. In 1936, she worked in ‘Tope Ka Gola’, ‘Snehlata’, ‘Passing Show’ and ‘Azaad Veer’. ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’, ‘His Highness’ and ‘Challenge’ are her films from 1937, ‘State Express’ and ‘Purnima’ in 1938, and ‘Leather Face’ and ‘Hero No. 1’ from 1939. Total 18 films only.

Her youngest sister Meher Bano also joined films with the name Purnima (she also married a producer / director Bhagwandas Varma). Shirin married producer / director Nanabhai Bhatt, who already had a wife and 9 children. They had 2 sons – Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt.

Very surprisingly, Prakash Pictures themselves brought out another film immediately in the next year i.e. 1938, titled ‘Mr. X’. I do not know if this film was based on the same theme. Today’s song is sung by Shirin Bano and Ranjit Roy. I could not get any information on singer Ranjit Roy, even from my Kolkata contacts. MuVyz says that he sang 23 songs in 10 films, from 1936 to 1946. With this song, the film makes its debut on the blog.

 


Song – Chhaai Aayi Saawan Ki Ghata  (Khwaab Ki Duniya) (1937) Singer – Shirin Bano, Ranjit Roy, Lyrics – Sampatlal Srivastav Anuj, Music – Lallubhai Nayak
Shirin Bano + Ranjit Roy

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

chhaai aayi saawan ki ghata
chhaai aayi saawan ki ghata
baag mein boley papiha
baag mein boley papiha
pee..oo..u ka raag sunaave
pee..oo..u ka raag sunaave
chhaai aayi saawan ki ghata
chhaai aayi saawan ki ghata

mand sameer ki lehren aayin
hey. . .
mand sameer ki lehren aayin
mand sameer ki lehren aayin
hey. . .
mand sameer ki lehren aayin
lehren aayin
gaane lagi chidiya jee ki
gaane lagi chidiya jee ki
baadal se barsat hai paani
baadal se barsat hai paani
sab sarita jal bhar aayin
sab sarita jal bhar aayin

chhaai aayi saawan ki ghata. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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छाई आई सावन की घटा
छाई आई सावन की घटा
बाग में बोले पपीहा
बाग में बोले पपीहा
पी॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ का राग सुनावे
पी॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ का राग सुनावे
छाई आई सावन की घाटा
छाई आई सावन की घाटा

मंद समीर की लहरें आयीं
हे॰॰॰
मंद समीर की लहरें आईं
मंद समीर की लहरें आईं
हे॰॰॰
मंद समीर की लहरें आयीं
लहरें आयीं
गाने लगा चिड़िया जी की
गाने लगा चिड़िया जी की
बादल से बरसत है पानी
बादल से बरसत है पानी
सब सरिता जल भर आईं
सब सरिता जल भर आईं

छाई आई सावन की घटा॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3786 Post No. : 14769

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 30
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‘ल’ – लीजिये दिल का नज़राना, लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना ॰ ॰ ॰

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आवाज़ दे कर हमें तुम बुलाओ ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Ah yes, that is what the heart desires, but sadly, that will happen no more. . . you are so far away now, that our supplications so sent, do not reach you any more.

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OK, wow, another gem from the radio listening days. And what a wonderful reminder this song is. The film is ‘Naya Kanoon’ from 1965, and Rafi Sb is accompanied by Asha Bhosle in this song. Given that Madan Mohan is the music director, I am a little surprised that Lata does not figure in this film at all. Eight songs in all, with four female solos, and one duet (this one) – all carry the voice of Asha Bhosle. Possibly this recording may have been done during the time when there was a stand off between Lata ji and Rafi Sb. Still surprising that Madan Mohan did not get Lata to sing even one of the solo songs. Or possibly, other reasons, circumstances may have intervened.

The film is directed by RC Talwar for the banner of Manchanda Productions, Bombay. The main star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Vaijayantimala, Bharat Bhushan, Poornima, Nishi, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Kamal Mehra, and Om Prakash among others. There are eight songs in this film, or may be seven, because one song is a multi version song sung as a solo by both Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle. All songs are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri, except one, which is written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak.

On screen, this song is filmed a recording studio song. The two singers – Bharat Bhushan and Vijayantimala, are recording this song in a studio. Or maybe the song is being broadcast live.  As we see the three stanzas, there are short visual interludes, and the dresses of the two artistes are different in each stanza. The intervening scenes convey a message as if displaying the rising popularity, as well as prosperity of the singer.

Bharat Bhushan in this 1965 film is a distant call from his heydays of ‘Baiju Baawra’ in 1952. Decidedly not looking any younger, but he is also looking much more morose. As the visual clip starts and the music comes on, the mind gets into position for a fast paced light hearted duet. But the expression on the face of the hero conveys as if he is going to break into “Maayoos To Hoon Waade Se Tere. . .” 🙂 🙂 .

Regardless, a very breezy composition which will tickle a few memories in the minds of radio listeners.  Listen and relive those memories.

 

Song – Lijiye Dil Ka Nazraana, Lijiye Aankh Ka Shukraana  (Naya Kanoon) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics 

lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi

aankh ne dekha to dil ne paa liya
meethi baaton ne hamne behka liya
pyaar mein hum bhi tumhaare ho gaye
tum miley to hum khushi se kho gaye
kadmon mein khada hai deewaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

dil bade armaan se laaya hoon main
ye kali toofaan se laaya hoon main
meri palken jhuk rahi hain laaj se
tum hamaare ho chuke ho aaj se
aaya hai shama ka parwaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

aur bhi duniya mein laakhon chaand hain
aapke aage magar wo maand hain
aur bhi duniya mein laakhon phool hain
aapke aage magar wo dhool hain
haazir hai tumhaara mastaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी

आंख ने देखा तो दिल ने पा लिया
मीठी बातों ने हमने बहका लिया
प्यार में हम भी तुम्हारे हो गए
तुम मिले तो हम खुशी से खो गए
कदमों में खड़ा है दीवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

दिल बड़े अरमान से लाया हूँ मैं
ये काली तूफान से लाया हूँ मैं
मेरी पलकें झुक रही हैं लाज से
तुम हमारे हो चुके हो आज से
आया है शमा का परवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

और भी दुनिया में लाखों चाँद हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो माँद हैं
और भी दुनिया में लाखों फूल हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो धूल हैं
हाजिर है तुम्हारा मस्ताना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना


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