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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3713 Post No. : 14640

# Superstar Child Artist – Jr. Mehmood # 4
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(Rafi Sings for Jr. Mehmood # 3)
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Greetings to all for the ongoing ‘Ganesh Festival’…!!!

I have many fond memories of ‘Ganpati Utsav’ being held in our colony premises and the ‘various cultural programs’ held during the ‘ten-day’ festival.

For us children then, the main attractions were ‘Orchestras’, ‘Dramas’ and a ‘movie’ if at all it could be arranged and screened in open ground and where we used to watch it from either side of the screen.:)

Among the other programs like ‘orchestra’ and ‘drama’ which would be performed by artists coming from different locations there was also a ‘drama’ and ‘cultural program’ by artists from our colony and students from schools. I was always a part of the ‘drama’ team of juniors as a ‘performer’ and also was a part of the ‘seniors’ for ‘prompting’ behind the stage if some artist forgot the ‘dialogues’. My voice was suitable for that purpose at that time. 🙂

That reminds me of one of my friends who used to do mimicry of Mehmood and Junior Mehmood on stage during such programs. And that also reminds me of ‘the musical nights being held that time with some special star also performing therein’. But, since such programs would be held at the city about 25/30 kms from the place we were staying then, it was not possible for us children to attend such programs.

Junior Mehmood was among the ‘star performer’ in those years and that reminder bring us to this fourth article in the series of articles covering songs performed by or picturized on Junior Mehmood and lip synced by him on screen in Hindi Movies.

Initially I started this series discussing the songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood and the following two songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood have been discussed earlier;

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey (Rivaaz)(1972)

2) Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film (Bansi Birju) (1972)

Thereafter we extended this series to cover the songs sung by other singers (mainly female singers, I think so 🙂 ) for Junior Mehmood. And those songs which are yet to be discussed on the blog.

Thus, we have the following song as the third post in this series which was posted on 15th November, 2017;

3) Mera Naam Hai Mehmood.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’.

‘Tanhaai-1972’ was ‘S.B. Films’ presentation, directed by Jagdish Nirula for ‘Chitrashala, Bombay’. This film was produced by S.I. Shivadasani.

It had Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdev, Lakshmi Chhaya, Iftekhar, Poornima, Dulia, Randhir, Baby Chintu, Lalita Kumari, Jankidas, Moolchand, Arpana, Master Shahid, Jagdish Raj, Kirti, Madhu, Jery, Bhola
And Mehmood Junior.

The movie introduced Ashok Khanna.

Story & Screenplay of this film was by Sadhram Sapru. Its dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing for this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

Its music was composed by Usha Khanna and the four songs of this film were penned by Asad Bhopali – three songs and Amanullah Khan Aman – one song.

The film had three solo songs- two by Asha Bhonsle, one by Kishore Kumar which has already been discussed here, and one song sung by Mohd Rafi, Usha Khanna (and Junior Mehmood (as per HFGK), however the titles of this movie did not mention the name of Junior Mehmood under ‘Playback’.

The film was passed by Censor Board on 23rd October’1972.

As per the filmography of Jr. Mehmood available on various sources on the internet he acted in many movies since his first release to this movie “Tanhaai-1972”.
However, these sources where his filmography has been mentioned does not mention the name of this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’ in their list. (So, the complete list of his movies/filmography needs to checked and authenticated to have accurate number of movies if we need to discuss them year wise.)

Also, till the release of this movie “Tanhaai-1972” Junior Mehmood was a part of many movies which were successful at the box office and he was seen in many Rajesh Khanna movies like ‘Do Raaste-1969’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna-1970’, ‘Kati Patang-1970’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi-1971’, ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’, ‘Dil Daulat Duniya-1972’ and other movies.

I had mentioned in my earlier post and many of us are aware of that Junior Mehmood shot to fame from the ‘1968 movie – Brahmachari’ where he performed on Mehmood’s famous ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ from ‘Gumnaam-1965’’.

He repeats once again performing on Mehmood’s famous ‘mehbooba mehbooba bana leo mujhe dulha’ from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ in the movie ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong-1971’ where on screen he performs in the presence of his guru Mehmood and I.S.Johar. (Peevesie’s Mom ji have recently discussed this song from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ on the blog).

Mehmood Fans and moviegoers are well aware of Mehmood’s – ‘Kapoor’s three generation act- Prithviraj, Raj and Randhir, in the song ‘Ye kaisa aayaa zamaanaa…’, in the movie ‘Hamjoli-1970’.

Surprisingly this song is yet to be posted on the blog. (may be Mehmood fans in the group are aware and want to give us a surprise 🙂 )

Junior Mehmood tried to repeat a similar act in the song ‘birhaa ki rain’ which is being presented here today.

Taking inspiration from the above song from ‘Hamjoli-1970’ and continuing his ‘genius’ further, and in fact going a step further of his Guru Mehmood, Junior Mehmood did this ‘four roles’ (additionally enacting a female artist, Aruna Irani, I guess…) act in today’s song.

Initially I had planned this song post to be shared in Oct’15 and it was then that the first draft of this article was prepared, however later it got delayed and the song from the movie ‘Baalak-1969’ was posted.

I have not watched this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’, however our beloved Raja Saab had mentioned of watching this movie in his post presenting the first song from this movie – ‘saawan mein kahin aag na lag jaaye chaman ko’ on the blog.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya (Tanhaai)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Usha Khanna, Jr Mehmood, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna
Rafi + Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

Aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain

Raama ghazab dhaaye
Mori baali umariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain

Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain

O my god
Grandfather
Tum gaata hai ke rota hai
Idhar ko headache hota hai
Sister, come on!!
One two three four

Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
La laa
la la la laa
La la la la la laa
La la la la la laa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhaasha aa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhasha
Aaj kal ke
Gora gori
Gora gori
Chori chori
Kyun gaate hain gaana aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa

la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa

Arey muniya
Arey Munna
Chup karo re
Chup karo
Chup

Sharm tum ko na aataai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa kaaikon jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Sharm tum ko na aatai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa haiku jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Nako buri baataan
Nako buri baata
Nako buri baata
nako o

Gaao na baba
Phir se gaao na
gaao na

O sister
Ye grandfather todta hai music ka taang
Ham log gaayenga beautiful song

Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj
Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj

Chhodo kal ka raag puraana
Father ye hai nayaa zamaana
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho

Arre muniya
chup kar ja
Munne
chup kar ja
Arrey
Arrey
Achchha achchha
Gaa lo
Pet bhar ke gaa lo
Main jaata hoon
Jaata hoon
Jaata hoon

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन

रामा गज़ब ढाए
मोरी बाली उमरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन

प् म ग म पा पा पा
प् म ग म पा पा पा
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन

ओ माय गॉड
ग्रैंडफादर
तुम गाता है के रोता है
इधर को हेड़ेक होता है
सिस्टर, कम ऑन
वन टू थ्री फोर

पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ
आज कल के
गोरा गोरी
गोरा गोरी
चोरी चोरी
क्यूँ गाते है गाना आ
ला ला आ
ला ला आ
ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ
ल ल ल ला आ

अरे मुनिया
अरे मुन्ना
चुप करो रे
चुप करो
चुप

शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई
शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई

नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता नको ओ

गाओ न बाबा
फिर से गाओ न
गाओ न

ओ सिस्टर
ये ग्रैंडफादर तोड़ता है म्यूजिक का टांग
हम लोग गायेगा ब्यूटीफुल सॉंग

तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज
तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज

छोडो कल का राग पुराना
फादर ये है नया ज़माना
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो

अरे मुनिया
चुप कर जा
मुन्ने
चुप कर जा
अरे
अरे
अच्छा अच्छा
गा लो
पेट भर के गा लो
मैं जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ

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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3699 Post No. : 14618

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 72 #
#Shor Mach Gayaa Shor… Dekho Aaya Maakhanchor#
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Here is wishing all a very Happy Janmashtami Festival and May god shower his love and blessings for all …

As I had said in one of my earlier articles that Seasons and Festivals also trigger some musical memories, and we already have many songs for such occasions.

Songs that bring back memories…

I have very fond memories of celebrations of Janmashtami in our colony we were staying then when I was growing.

I remember that bhajans/songs would be played on loud speakers since morning and among the many topical (Hindi/Marathi)songs played, the following songs associated with this festival got permanently engraved in my mind:-

Kanhaiyya kanhaiyaa tujhe aana padega (Maalik- 1972)
Shor march gayaa shor dekho aaya maakhan chor (Badlaa-1974)
Krishna Krishna bolo Krishna (Naya Din Nayi Raat-1974)
Govind bolo hari Gopal bolo (chhup chhup Meera roye…- Johny Mera Naam-1970)

Songs/bhajans would start since morning. That would be regularly interrupted by announcements about timings of ‘Pooja’ and ‘Prasad’ so that nobody missed them. 🙂

Then people would also be informed about the ‘Dahi Handi’ programme to be held near the Temple Complex which was an important part of this festival.

We children would eagerly wait to watch the ‘matki-phod’ and enjoy the excitement and also arranging similar ‘dahi handis’ on a ‘smaller’ or ‘very smaller’ 🙂 (if we compared it now) scale around our quarters.

And, of course, for us children the other main attraction was the ‘gopal kaala’ (Prasad specially prepared on the occasion of Janmashtami.

It was very exciting and thrilling experience to watch the seniors participating in the ‘Dahi Handi’ then. The excitement and thrill is still there even today when the programmes are held around every Janmashtami or watching the happenings in news or live on TV nowadays.

(And so when I get connected with this blog I had shared all these songs in 2012 itself, except the one from ‘Johny Mera Naam-1970’ which was already there posted on 30.06.2012.

The song from ‘Naya Din Nayi Raat-1974’ was posted on 05.09.2015, and I hope to present the remaining one from ‘Maalik-1972’ too on the blog, in future…

As I said may be there were other filmy/non-filmy songs and bhajans. But the above songs continue to grow with me and are pure nostalgia for me.
Today’s song that I am presenting herewith is full of this excitement and captures the joy and thrill in right spirit of the ‘Dahi handi’ or ‘matki fod’ during the celebration of ‘Janmashtami’ …

This song is from the 1974 movie ‘Badlaa’.

‘Badlaa-1974’ was produced by R.C. Kumar for ‘Century Films, Bombay’. It was directed by Vijay, who also wrote the Story of this movie. It had Shatrughan Sinha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Ajit, Johny Walker, supported by Padma Khanna, Alka, Shetty, Mohan Choti, Maruti, Bhagwan, Keshav Rana, Ram Mohan, Sabina, Mohan Sherry, Kamal Deep, Mac Mohan, V. Gopal, Johny Bakshi, Desh, C.S. Dubey and Mehmood.

Nirupa Roy, Arun Irani, Anwar Hussain, Paintal, Sujit Kumar, Shyama, Madan Puri, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Iftikhar, Sudhir, Raj Mehra, Randhir, Jayshree T, Meena T, Shefali and Kajal make a guest appearance in this movie.

Screenplay for this movie was written by Jagdish Kanwal and Vijay. Jagdish Kanwal also wrote the dialogues of this movie. Editing for this movie was done by S. Chakravarty who was assisted by Herman Topno.

This movie had five songs penned by Anand Bakshi and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Minoo Puroshottam gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was released with restricted viewing (A certificate) and passed by Censor Board on 07.03.1974.

I had not watched this movie so cannot say much about this movie and its performance at the box office then. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

The picturization of this today’s song seems to be inspired by the picturization of the ‘iconic govinda song’ ‘Govinda aala re aala …zara matki sambhaal brijbaalaa’.

This song was shot by Director Manmohan Desai on the streets of Bombay. This very popular song was at rank 31 in the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year in 1963.

The next Janmashtmi song that was created after the song under discussion was from ‘Khuddaar’ in 1982 – ‘mach gayaa shor saari nagri re’ sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Though it was popular that time it didn’t make to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’. However two other songs from the same movie were there in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ and one of them ‘angrezi mein kehte hain ke’ was at number one.
I was under the impression that this song ‘mach gayaa shor saari nagri re’ has already been posted on the blog, however this is yet to be posted.

That brings us to the today’s song which stood at 22 in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year in 1974.

The instrumental musical interludes played in between this song will remind listeners the other song composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal – ‘shaadi banaane ko Keshto chalaa’ from ‘Chaacha Bhatija -1977’

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song (may be forgotten now) and celebrate ‘Janmashtami’ reminding ourselves of the many aspects of Lord Krishna …

[Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song was sent by Prakashchandra as well long long ago]


Song-Shor mach gaya shor (Badlaa)(1974) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Ho ek do teen chaar
Raju dada ke chele hoshiyaar
Ho ek do teen chaar
Raju dada ke chele hoshiyaar

Ho ek do teen chaar
Raju dada ke chele hoshiyaar

Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor
Ho ho hoye
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor

Gokul ki galiyon ki oar
Chalaa niklaa maakhanchor
Nand kishore
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor

Ho ho hoye
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor

Dekhi jo gwaalon ki tolee
Tolee
Koi gujariyaa boli
Boli
Hey Dekhi jo gwaalon ki tolee
Koi gujariyaa boli
Kiski baaraat hai ye
Kiski hai doli
Doli doli
Jamunaa ke tat ki oar
Chalaa niklaa
Ho chalaa
Ho chalaa
Ho chalaa
Chalaa
Chalaa
Chalaa
Chalaa
Niklaa maakhanchor
Nand kishore
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho
Ho dekho
Aayaa maakhanchor
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor

Gwaalan ke peechhe daude
Daude
Kankar se matki phhode
Phhode
Hey Gwaalan ke peechhe daude
Kankar se matki phhode
Maare yashoda maa
Chori na chhode
Chhode Na chhode
Teekhe nazar ki dor
Chalaa niklaa maakhanchor
Nand Kishore
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho

Ho Dekho
Ho Dekho Dekho Dekho
Oye
Aaya makhanchor
Bloor Bloor
Shor mach gayaa shor
Dekho aayaa maakhanchor

Ek ke upar ek
He
Dekh tamaashaa dekh
He
Ek ke upar ek
He
Dekh tamaashaa dekh
He
Are tod matki tod
Tod
Aur oonchaa aur
Aur
Aur
Ha ha ha ha

Ek do teen chaar
Raju badaa hoshiyaar
Ek do teen chaar
Raju badaa hoshiyaar
Hoshiyaar
Hoshiyaar
Gir naa jaanaa mere yaar
Hoshiyaar
Hoshiyaar

Khabardaar

Ek ke upar ek
He
Dekh tamaashaa dekh
He
Ek ke upar ek
He
Dekh tamaashaa dekh
He
Tod matki tod
Tod
Aur oonchaa aur
Aur
Aur
aur
aur
aur
Hurr Hurr Hurr
Aur Aur aur aur
Hurr Hurr Hurr
He

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो एक दो तीन चार
राजू दादा के चेले होशियार
हो एक दो तीन चार
राजू दादा के चेले होशियार

हो एक दो तीन चार
राजू दादा के चेले होशियार

शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर
हो हो होए
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर

गोकुल की गलियों की ओर
चला निकला माखनचोर
नन्द किशोर
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर

हो हो होए
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर

देखी जो ग्वालों की टोली
टोली
कोई गुजरिया बोली
बोली
हे ए देखी जो ग्वालों की टोली ई
कोई गुजरिया बोली ई
किसकी बारात है ये ए
किसकी है डोली
डोली
डोली

जमुना के तट की ओर
चला निकला
हो चला हो चला
हो चला
चला
चला
चला
चला
निकला माखनचोर
नन्द किशोर
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो ओ
आया माखनचोर
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर

ग्वालन के पीछे दौड़े
दौड़े
कंकर से मटकी फोड़े
फोड़े
हे ग्वालन के पीछे दौड़े ए
कंकर से मटकी फोड़े
मारे यशोदा माँ आ
चोरी न छोड़े
छोड़े न छोड़े
तीखे नज़र की डोर
चला निकला माखनचोर
नन्द किशोर
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो

हो देखो
हो देखो देखो देखो
ओये
आया माखनचोर
ब्रुर्र र र र अ
शोर मच गया शोर
देखो आया माखनचोर

एक के ऊपर एक
हे
देख तमाशा देख
हे
एक के ऊपर एक
हे
देख तमाशा देख
हे
अरे तोड़ मटकी तोड़
तोड़
और ऊँचा और
और
और
ओ हा हा हा हा

एक दो तीन चार
राजू बड़ा होशियार
एक दो तीन चार
राजू बड़ा होशियार
होशियार
होशियार
गिर ना जाना मेरे यार
होशियार
होशियार …
ख़बरदार !

एक के ऊपर एक
एक
देख तमाशा देख
देख
एक के ऊपर एक
एक
देख तमाशा देख
देख
तोड़ मटकी तोड़
तोड़
और ऊंचा और
और
और और और और
हुर्र हुर्र हुर्र हुर्र
हे ए


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Blog Day : 3680 Post No. : 14574

The 15th of August, is a special date in the calendar for India.

Every year, there are events across the country celebrating the day. There is flag-hoisting in schools, offices and public places. There are patriotic songs played on radio. There’s a lot more to mark the date and occasion.

All of this is understandable. After all, it was on the 15th of August that many years ago, India became an independent nation, free from British rule.

Today is the 72nd Independence Day for India. I still remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1972 – I was part of my school March Past event. How time flies!

But there is more to this date than just celebration. It is an occasion that at least some of us use to reflect. On India’s journey as an independent nation so far. We take stock of where we are, and where we’d like to see us go from here.

I am sure there must be many articles written on this subject in various media publications this week. On our part, our Avinashji has sent me the lyrics for today’s song and requested me to share my thoughts on this occasion. I am therefore taking the liberty of doing so.

Whenever I think of 15th August, the first thing that comes to my mind is our Freedom Struggle and our Founding Fathers. Today we take our freedom for granted – it is hard to even imagine that we were once a colony of the British Empire.

But if it were not for the struggles and sacrifices of millions of Indians, from every corner of the country, would we have got independence when we did? We are familiar with some of the more prominent names who were part of this struggle. But there were so many more who made sacrifices, who gave up their lives for the cause – and died unsung.

I always think of them on 15th August.

Then the Founding Fathers themselves. Once India became an independent country, Britain left it to fend for itself. Can you imagine the challenges a new-born India would have faced at that time?

India was then a country reeling from the horrors of partition. Although there had been talk of partition for a while, the actual execution of the whole process was done very hastily, without enough attention to detail. Political lines were drawn to create India and Pakistan, but these were still being “negotiated”. Even on independence, many villages did not even know whether they belonged to India or Pakistan. And there were the tricky issues of princely states like Junagadh and Hyderabad. And there was Kashmir.

So things were very fluid on 15th August 1947, though technically India and Pakistan had both become independent nations.
The mass migration of millions across borders, with all the violence and pain that ensued – how can one ever forget that! People lost everything, their families, their possessions. Their entire life got uprooted as they became refugees in their new world.

Then, post independence, the massive task of bringing more than 565 princely states into the fold of one nation. How challenging was that! Some agreed to be part of India. Different tactics were needed to bring the others into the fold.

All this while communal harmony, already severely tested in the tense times leading upto the partition, was just about hanging by a thread. The partition exposed fault lines much more nakedly – there was resentment amongst Hindus in India for Muslims who had not migrated. And the other way round in Pakistan.

As we know, many Muslim artistes in the Hindi film industry even changed their names to Hindu-sounding names to avoid becoming targets of hatred, and to appeal to the largely Hindu audiences.

Such was the fragility of Indian communal harmony in the immediate aftermath of independence.

Talking of fragility, it was not only communal harmony that was fragile. Independent India had inherited unprecedented levels of poverty, exacerbated by partition woes. Its economy was in very bad shape. Poor living conditions meant disease was not uncommon. Added to this was a very high level of illiteracy and social backwardness in general.

Kashmir was still a burning issue, Gandhiji got assassinated.

The overall situation looked so bleak at one time that Life Magazine, in the late 1940s, even ran a story along the lines of “Will India survive?” Clearly the world was skeptical.

Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were not.

Even in the midst of all these seemingly insurmountable challenges, they stayed steadfast on course, buoyed by the exuberance of having a new baby to nurture and nourish. Yes, there were challenges – but, to them, these were teething troubles.

Despite differences amongst themselves (yes, they did have differences!), they were united on one thing – all of them had a dream of a strong, resilient, and free India. Their views on how to get there might have been different – Nehru might have had a socialist mindset, Rajaji a more capitalist mindset – but they shared this common dream.

This dream involved providing, for every Indian, a fair opportunity at life. A life of dignity. India would be a country where justice would be available to one and all. A country which had hitherto been suppressed, but whose peoples would now be able to breathe freely, not be enslaved to any thought. They would be free to pursue a religion of their choice. India would be a country whose people would feel a sense of fraternity towards each other, not be divided by regionalism, casteism, religion and other such divisive elements.

This dream got enshrined in the form of a Constitution for India. When India became a Republic on 26th January 1950, it further underlined the vision of the Founding Fathers – that there would be no monarchy in India, that there would be elected representatives, elected by the people. There’s a lot more in the Constitution – it lays down the terms of reference between organs of the State, separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, it talks about fundamental rights and duties of citizens.

While there is always scope for improvement, and any document should be a living document kept in tune with the times, the Constitution of India does provide a great framework for the country. Without it, there would be utter chaos.

And for this Constitution too, we need to thank our Founding Fathers and their vision.

I know none of this is new to anyone – and I am rambling – but I do think that at least on Independence Day (if not on other days) we need to remind ourselves of how much struggle, sacrifice and effort went into first making India an independent nation, and then ensuring it survived against the greatest of odds.

Unless and until we appreciate the magnitude of the challenges that were faced and overcome at that time, we will not be able to value the freedom we have today.

So I hope you will excuse my rather long history lesson. 🙂 If there are any inaccuracies here, please do let me know. I’m happy to be corrected.

The song “hum laaye hain toofaan se kashti nikaal ke” comes to mind in this regard.

Now to today’s India. Let’s take stock of where we are.

We’ve come a long way from those early fragile years. Sure, we’re still not where we’d like to be, but we’re definitely not looking at an existential crisis.

Economically too we are far better off today. Although we still have millions below the poverty line, and many above it still struggling to make both ends meet, we are better off than the “independence” generation. Many of us will admit that our own fathers and forefathers had a much tougher life than we are having now.

Education levels have also significantly improved. I have doubts about the quality of education as I see many “highly-qualified” Indians unable to comprehend basics, completely lacking in logical or analytical thinking, lacking in life-skills, but that’s for another debate. Let’s just say, we have many millions more “educated” Indians today.

In many other areas, like tackling disease, or improving sanitation or road infrastructure, India is progressing. It’s a 71-year young nation now, one would expect nothing less.

So on the material front, I think India is on the right track. Still a long way to go, still a lot of poverty to eradicate, but I have hope.

My bigger concern is to do with freedom and independence. Not of India, but of Indians.

I happen to think India became free and independent on 15th August 1947 – but only in a political sense.

Indians are FAR from being free or independent, even today, 71 years later.

When Indians attained freedom from colonial rule, they expected to be able to lead their lives as free citizens. No more being slaves to anyone, no more being treated like third-class citizens.

The reality though is that we are still slaves. Not to British masters anymore, but to Indian ones.

The difference is, we didn’t elect those British masters, we now elect our Indian masters. The specific individuals change, but the underlying master-slave relationship doesn’t.

In theory, in a democracy, we, the people, have power. We elect representatives on our behalf to run the affairs of the country. These representatives are therefore “public servants”, supposed to serve the interests of the people. They are supposed to be accountable to the people for the tasks assigned to them. They are also accountable to the people for funds utilized by them because these funds are collected from, and on behalf of, the people. They are supposed to be transparent about their work, so that the public can evaluate progress (or lack of it).

This is the theory.

We all know how things work in practice.

But why don’t they work?

Simply because there is a huge power imbalance between the people and their representatives. These representatives, so-called “public servants”, have steadily increased their power quotient at the cost of the people they are supposed to serve. As it is, they have the power to make laws – so they make or modify laws to strengthen their power position, to legitimize their power grab, thus further skewing the imbalance in their favour. Sel-aggrandizement is the mantra.

This isn’t just the story of one political party – this is with practically every political party.

Which is why the solution isn’t to just replace one party with another.

The solution is to structurally redress this power imbalance.

Make the public more powerful.

How?

There is very little power in the hands of one individual. I can scream from my rooftop but my single voice means nothing.

But there is a lot of power in a large group. The larger, the better.

When a large group chooses to raise its voice, these representatives have no choice but to listen. Otherwise they know they will be on the wrong side of the numbers game.

And in a democracy, it is all about a numbers game.

But for a large group to raise its voice against the powers-that-be, it has to, first of all, be free. It must NOT have a slave mentality.

And that’s a big problem in India.

Maybe due to historical baggage of being ruled by maharajas, many Indians are still subservient to authority. They are still happy to be “ruled”. Feudalism, although less today, still plays its role in perpetuating this master-slave relationship.

This is also why SO many Indians still have this “mai-baap” attitude towards government and other powers-that-be. They fall at the feet of politicians, seeking favours, sometimes even begging for something that is their right, but has been denied to them.

And of course, the politicians then act high-and-mighty, dishing out largesse as if they are royalty. They act generous – it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. A sizeable share of the public’s hard-earned money is distributed as an act of generosity by the politicians. And they get praise for this. Not to mention votes.

It is THIS mentality that is my biggest issue with Indians. This slave mentality.

Which is why I say India became a free country on 15th August 1947 – but Indians are still slaves.

Just to clarify, I wouldn’t blame the poor or destitute for this. They are barely struggling to survive on a daily basis – they hardly have any choice or agency. But those who DO have a choice, who don’t HAVE to grovel before the powers-that-be but still do so, they are the ones who are undermining the effort to redress the power imbalance. They are often the ones to first stand up in defence for the powers-that-be, against their own fellow citizens.

So on this Independence Day, my request to all Indians is to abolish this slave mindset – and be free. If you don’t want to be treated like a third-class citizen, you first need to stop behaving like one.

Freedom is too precious to let it be taken away from you by anyone. Like Sahir said “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai…apna haq sangdil zamaane se, chheen pao, to koi baat baney”.

And please stand up for those who try to break these chains of slavery. As I said earlier, this battle cannot be fought by one individual. So when someone is trying to fight against oppression, against slavery, please support his or her effort, instead of undermining it by being loyal to the master.

Even during our Freedom Struggle, there were Indians who undermined the effort of fellow Indians by taking the side of the British. This only made the freedom struggle harder.

I hope we have learnt from that lesson.

There are a lot more thoughts in my head on this Independence Day – there are a lot more improvements I’d like to see in India. Especially with regard to society.

The thing is, if we harbour aspirations to be a truly developed nation, we need to also have progressive thought in society. Mere material progress isn’t enough.

It saddens me to see that even in 2018, some of our thinking is regressive.

Patriarchy is still rampant in Indian society – with all its negative consequences for women, and even men. It is one of the biggest reasons for rapes and other forms of violence against women.

Then, our casteism. Even today, Dalits are discriminated against – let’s not pretend they aren’t.

Indian society is full of prejudices – just look at matrimonial columns to get an idea.

There’s a lot more that bothers me – I could go on and on.

But this post has already become too long – and each of these topics deserves proper discussion and treatment of its own.

So I will stop here on these topics.

Just to clarify, I’m not saying we haven’t come a long way. We have. But we still have a very long way to go – in terms of poverty alleviation/elimination and society upgradation.

The responsibility lies largely with those of us who are relatively privileged and educated. Even the Freedom Struggle counted amongst its leaders many well-educated Indians, of whom many had had the opportunity to study or live abroad and get a different perspective on life and their country.

So those of us who are in a position to make a difference need to do so. But for that, we first need to CARE for our less-privileged fellow citizens. Instead of looking down on them, we need to think of how we can make their lives better. We need to help make them free and independent citizens. Remember, WE are the fortunate ones, to even be able to read this online. I don’t mean this in the slightest patronizing sense – the fact is that we are all privileged. Millions are not.

Also remember, those well-off Indians from the Freedom Struggle could very easily have just enjoyed their privilege instead of throwing themselves into the Struggle. They chose to make sacrifices because the cause they were fighting for, was bigger than their individual selves.

We need a similar cause that we can all rally around today. If that is the prosperity of India, it must mean the prosperity of all Indians, not just a select few. But prosperity, without peace and harmony, is useless. So the cause must encompass all these components.

India is nothing without Indians. It would be just a piece of land. So talking about “making INDIA a great nation” is all just empty rhetoric if we are not working towards making the future of INDIANS great. And again here I mean ALL Indians, not a select few.

For me it is all about the individual first. She or he is the unit-level of existence. If the individual isn’t empowered, if she or he isn’t free, what’s to celebrate about the nation being free? The nation is just a bunch of individuals, right?

You might not agree with my thoughts (and that’s perfectly fine!) – I’m just sharing them here on request of Avinashji. 

A lot more running in my head too – but this post has already become way too long now, so let me get to the song for the occasion.

It is a non-film song. A patriotic song composed by Khayyam, sung by Rafisaab, to Sahir’s lyrics.

I heard this song for the first time only a few days ago – I quite liked it. I hope you like it too.

Happy Independence Day. And thanks for your patience in tolerating this long post. 🙂


Song-Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai (Rafi NFS)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
chorus
Rafi+Chorus

Lyrics

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Hamaare imtihaan ka waqt hai
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao o

Hamaari sarhadon par khoon behta hai
Jawaanon ka
Aa aa
Huaa jaata hai dil chhalni
Himaalaa ki chattaanon ka
Aa aa
Uthho rukh pher do dushman ki
Topon ke dahaanon ka aa
Aa aa
Watan ki sarhadon par aahni
Deewaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Wo jinko saadgi mein hamne
Aankhon par bithhaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinko bhai kehkar
Hamne seene se lagaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinki gardanon mein haar
Baahon ka pehnaaya thha
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Na ham is waqt Hindu hain
Na Muslim hain
Na Isaayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Agar kuchh hain to hain
Is desh is dharti ke shaidaai
Hmm hmm hmm
Isi ko zindagi denge
Ae ae ae
Isi ko zindagi denge
Isi se zindagi paayi
Lahu ke rang se likhaa huaa
Ikraar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Khabar rakhna koi gaddaar
Saazish kar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Nazar rakhna koi zaalim
Tijori bhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Hamaari kaum par ar ar ar
Hamaari kaum par
Taareekh tohmat dhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa aa
Kafan dushman
Darindon ke liye
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
आ आ आ आ आ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

हमारे इम्तिहान का वक़्त है
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ ओ

हमारी सरहदों पर खून बहता है
जवानों का
आ आ
हुआ जाता है दिल छलनी
हिमाला की चट्टानों का
आ आ
उठो रुख फेर दो दुश्मन कि
तोपों के दहानों का आ
आ आ
वतन की सरहदों पर आहनी
दीवार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

वो जिनको सादगी में हमने
आँखों पर बिठाया था
आ आ
वो जिनको भाई कहकर
हमने सीने से लगाया था
आ आ
वो जिनकी गर्दनों में हार
बाहों का पहनाया था
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

ना हम इस वक़्त हिन्दू है
ना मुस्लिम है
न इसाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
अगर कुछ हैं तो है
इस देश इस धरती के शैदाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
ए ए ए
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
इसी से ज़िन्दगी पायी
लहू के रंग से लिखा हुआ
इकरार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

खबर रखना कोई गद्दार
साज़िश कर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
नज़र रखना कोई ज़ालिम
तिजोरी भर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
हमारी कौम पर र र र
हमारी कौम पर
तारीख तोहमत धर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ आ
कफ़न दुश्मन
दरिंदों के लिए
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ ओ

Dahaan – दहान -دہان
mouth; orifice

Shaidaa. ii – शैदाई – شیدائی
lover, enamored

Tohmat – तोहमत – تہمت
Allegation, Accuse
false accusation, suspicion of guilt


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 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 : 3675 Post No. : 14563

# The Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 5 # Suresh Wadkar #
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Welcome all to this fifth article in this series where we are discussing Special Voices that made their debut in HFM in the Seventies and carved their own niche on the HFM scene.

Some of them enjoyed success for a little while only to fade away with passage of time. Some of them became popular and continued to remain so for considerable time.

No matter how they fared at the HFM scene, all of them contributed in enriching HFM. All of them provided music lovers with many memories to cherish and savour.

Today we will be discussing about one such talented artist- Singer- who made his debut in 1977 and over the years has given us many memorable songs and who is active even now (I think his latest film song was from ‘Bramhaand Nayak Sai Baba-2016’ and a NF -ghazal album sung by him was released in 2016 in memory of his guru ‘Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’ i.e. ‘Chupke Chupke’) In addition, he is active in singing Marathi and other regional language songs as well.)

In his career spanning almost forty years, he has more than five hundred songs to his credit (if the sources I am referring to are correct). And given the number of songs he has sung I can say that his must be the most prolific artist among all the artists who will be featuring in this series …

Incidentally I get a chance to share one of his songs for our ASAD – 10th anniversary celebrations. And regulars to this blog who have listened to this song ‘Kaale kaale baadal jab bhi chhayenge’ and the male voice in it, I am sure must be still feeling the sweetness, the magic and the melodious range of this voice lingering in their ears still now or for that matter of any songs sung by him leave this impact on the listeners as usual.

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Suresh Ishwar Wadkar was born on 7th August’1954 in Kolhapur (Maharashtra).
We wish him a belated happy Birthday and healthy and peaceful life ahead…
(Belatedly as I could not finish the write up in time and send it to our editors in time).

Another story of coming from a very humble background and scaling newer heights through sheer dedication, sincerity and perseverance in the field of music.

Suresh Wadkar’s father was a ‘mill worker’ in Sitaram Mills. His father was very fond of music and particularly ‘bhajans’. And the surroundings in which he grown up was traditional and cultural as all festivals were celebrated with fervour and music being an intrinsic part of it.

His father was very fond of ‘bhajans’ and he used to attend many programmes of ‘bhajans’ where Suresh then 4/5 years old used to accompany his father in these programmes of ‘Bhajan’. That is where he got with in all our traditions and cultures and listening to talented singers. And as it happened he was singing something and that was noticed by his father, and thus started his formal training classes in music when he was five only.

His guru from Sangli Shri Digrajkar was then giving him lessons in singing. He advised Suresh’s father to let Suresh continue with music and singing.

When he was eight he come to Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’s gurukul and Acharya ji groomed him into what he is today. He took care of all of his education and all. And looking into his passion when he was only thirteen years old his guru Jiyalal ji advised him to give training to other students in his institute.
Looking at his understanding of music, Acharya ji advised Suresh Wadkar to pursue education and degree in music. Following his guru’s advice Suresh Wadkar joined Prayag Sangeet Samiti and secured his degree of ‘Prabhakar’ in music and later joined ‘Arya Vidya Mandir’ in Mumbai as a ‘Music Teacher.

Suresh Wadkar, naturally, has great respect and admiration for his Guru ji and other disciples at the ‘gurukul’ – his ‘guru bhai’ and ‘guru behen’ and his elder sister i.e. daughter of Acharya ji – Prem Vasant– he speaks about them with great love and passion. And he has in deep sense all the gratitude for whatever his ‘guru ji’ has given to him and that is why after his ‘guru ji’ passed away being an elder among all the disciples he has shouldered the responsibility of his ‘guru ji’s legacy’ in the form of the school of music founded by his guru – ‘Ajivasan’ (this also gives online training in music).

He also started an online music school, called SWAMA (Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy), (an innovative initiative) under Ace Open University continue to impart training in music in New Jersey. He, his wife, and his ‘guru sister’ visits every three months to supervise the operations and classes going on there.

and for him ‘music’ is the most difficult and greatest form of art which needs more dedication, seriousness and religiousness in efforts.

He has very high regards towards all the music directors who had given him the opportunity to sing and specially for the Mangeshkars he speaks about them with respect and gratitude. In his interview here one can listen his thoughts and just imagine what kind of a ‘noble’ and ‘pure’ character must be and that is what I think we finds in his voice too.

He was also present in the recent Jaidev Birth Centenary celebrations held at NCPA (NCPA Bandish music festival) Mumbai where our Respected Senior Shri Bharat Bhai was also present.

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How this ‘anokhi aawaaz’ make his debut in the Hindi Film Industry is another interesting story.

It so happened that in 1970s (in 1976 to be specific) a big musical competition organised by ‘Sur-Singaar Sansad’ was held where participants aspiring to be singers from all over India participated this competition.
However, Suresh Wadkar’s singing impressed everybody and he was awarded ‘Madan Mohan Puraskar’.
Famous music directors like Jaidev, Ravindra Jain, Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Sudhir Phadke and Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia (Shiv-Hari) were the panel of the judges who judge the competition and selected the winner.

Ravindra Jain while announcing Suresh Wadkar as winner also announced that he will be singing a song in his next movie and thus happened ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ …

The next opportunity for Suresh Wadkar came straight way from the most respected and talented Music director Jaidev ji who given him the opportunity to sing in ‘Gaman-1978’. Later on, Suresh Wadkar also worked with him as his assistant and sing for him whenever he was given an opportunity to do so.

While assisting Jaidev ji he got to learn many things of music and the nuances of composing music.

Somehow as they say it was destined to be, Lata Mangeshkar is said to have heard about this voice and she was so impressed by his singing that she recommended him to the famous music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and also to Khayyam Saab and Kalyanji bhai-Anand ji bhai.

After that, it was no looking back for Suresh Wadkar and he keep getting many opportunities from all music directors ruling the HFM at that time.

***

For me, I have vague memories of this song ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ being frequently heard on radio & loudspeakers and I do like it very much.

Then ‘seene mein jalan’, I remember I liked it very much and may be that was the time when for the first time I must have been got to know about the singer or we among friends must have discussed about this voice (looking my interests in HFM since childhood, I think I can say that).

Then I remember this song from ‘Krodhi’ in 1981 ‘chal chameli baag mein’ was a regular at the ‘Binaca Geetmala’ and it stood 16th in the annual programme of the Binaca Geetmala that year.
However, the next year’s – 1982’s ‘Binaca Geetmala’ in its annual programme saw as many as four songs having Suresh Wadkar’s voice viz. ‘Main hoon Prem Rogi’, ‘Meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad’, ‘Muhabbat hai kyaa cheez hamko bataao’ all from ‘Prem Rog-1982’ and ‘Megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’.

I think with the songs of ‘Prem Rog-1981’ Suresh Wadkar became a household name and almost all of its songs were a huge hit though ‘bhanware ne khilaaya phool’ is my favourite. It is different thing that not this song but the other songs of ‘Prem Rog’ (couple of which I don’t like then), make to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Before that we had ‘megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan’ taking us to reach out the clouds about to rain ‘the message of love’ … and we got soaked in the melodious voice of Suresh Wadkar …

Surprisingly before that we had his voice at number seven of annual ‘Binaca Geetmala-1979’ singing ‘Jijaaji jiaaji honewaale jijaaji’ in which he lent voice for Vinod Mehra in ‘Saajan Bina Suhaagan-1978’.

In 1981 we also have the magical ‘ye aankhen dekh kar ham saari duniya’ from ‘Dhanwan’ which spelled its magic on audience and it was too very popular and is also one of my favourite songs. (and this was his first song to appear on our blog).

After that I remember may be sometime around 1982-83 when I was on a visit to Nagpur (may be for watching the cricket between India and Pakistan at my Uncle’s home, on TV which had just reached us then, and into the old city market I heard this song playing on Radio ‘shaam rangeen huyi hai’ and I was totally taken away by this song. At that time, I was not knowing which movie it was from. Many years I keep searching for this song which I later got to know (I think it was because of this blog only) it was from. It was from the 1981 movie ‘Kaanoon Aur Mujrim’. Once again, a gem of song but not rewarded and forgotten in the midst of other popular songs then.

Also, I cannot forget ‘ae zindagi gale lagaa le’ from ‘Sadma-1983’, so close to our hearts and may have been liked by many many like me.

‘Likhne waale ne likh daale’ from Arpan from the same year was on 19th while meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad was on 12th in 1983 annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Later on, we have ‘aur kyaa ahad e wafaa hote hain’ from ‘Sunny-1984’, ‘saanjh dhaley gagan taley’ from ‘Utsav-1984’, then we have gems of songs from ‘Sur Sangam-1985, popular songs coming from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili-1985’, ‘Khaamosh sa afsaana paani se likhaa hota’ from the UR – Libaas -1988, ‘sooni sooni ankhiyon mein’ and ‘rakibon se habibon se’ from ‘Laal Dupattaa Mal Mal Ka’, ‘lagi aaj saawan ki phir wo jhadi hai’, ‘surmayi shaam is tarah aaye’ from ‘Lekin-1990’, ‘Dil-1991’, ‘Sangeet-1992’, and there are many.
Many are my favourites too… like ‘tumse mil ke aisaa lagaa’, ‘dhadkan zaraa ruk gayee hai’, ‘husn pahaadon ka’ and many …

And how can I forget ‘hamraahi mere hamraahi’ and ‘aur is dil mein kyaa rakhaa hai’, then I had also watched this movie ‘Yaadon Ki Kasam-1985’ which had ‘Baithh mere paas tujhe dekhta rahoon’.
I also remember ‘chaudhavin raat hai, ab chaand dikha de apna’ from ‘Yaadon Ke Mausam-1990’ which was frequently heard and popular then …

Not to forget ‘chappa chappa charkha chale’ and ‘chhod aaye ham wo galiyaan’ both from ‘Maachis-1996’.

There are many … and I would like to note here that the list of his Marathi songs is another long list where I have my favourites and many gems of songs which he has sung in Marathi.

The list goes on and on and we cannot list them all (at least the popular ones) here due to space constraint (and if I have missed to mention any prominent one I would like readers to forgive me for that).

After coming into the contact with this blog initially I had shared few of his songs (in 2012-13) like ‘Goron ki naa kaalon ki’ (from Disco Dancer, which I think was also quite popular in those years), then ‘Kabhi ajnabi thhe (Title Song), and ‘Surmayi shaam’ from ‘Lekin’ which remains to be posted yet. And there are many of songs still to be posted on the blog and the reason may be that since his career started at the end of seventies and picked up later in the eighties, we still have a long way to go to represent his songs on the blog (as of now 57 only).

So, I will stop the listing them here and come back to the today’s post now …

For this post, selecting a song was very difficult because as I said above, we still have a long way to go and there are many songs to choose from.

However, I had this song ‘Ram Dulari maike gayi’ 🙂 from ‘Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi’ in my mind since many years and I had decided that I will select only this song and not any other. (And it was from a movie of seventies and nostalgic for me too 🙂 )

But, while I was browsing through the filmography of Suresh Wadkar songs I came across this movie and when I listened to this song I was totally taken by it and it started growing on me as I listened to it again and again. This was from the movie ‘Bhayaanak-1979’ composed by Usha Khanna.

I had not watched this movie earlier and even now. From the star cast I can guess that this song is lip synced on screen by Ravi Kumar, a newcomer, who was paired with Razia Sultana, another newcomer. The picturisation of this song and its singing by Suresh Wadkar makes it very special.
As the movie didn’t fare well at the box office, I think this and other songs of this movie were forgotten easily.

‘Bhayaanak-1979’ was directed by S.U. Saiyed for ‘AVM Arts International’.

It had Mithun Chakravarty, Sadhoo Meher, Niloo Phule, Chandrashekhar, Mushtaq Merchant, C.S. Dubey, Jagdish Raj, Shaheen Khan, Sushila Raut, Annu Dhawan, Sadhna Khote, Hamid Rakesh, Major Anand, Fatima, Mannu Arora, Master Danny Jr., Master Abid, Master Anis, M. Miquel, and Madan Joshi and Om Shiv Puri were the other star cast of this movie.

Ranjeeta had a special appearance in this movie. Sharad Saxena makes a Guest appearance in this movie.

The movie introduced Ranjan Garewal, Shashi Ranjan and a ‘fresh romantic pair Ravi Kumar and Razia Sultana’ (as per the movie titles 😊)

Warsi Ahmed Siddiq was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie.

Harish Choudhry was the editor of this movie, and he was assisted by Sudhir Deshpande.
M.Maroof wrote the script of this movie. Munir Shah was the Dialogue Director.
Dialogues were written by Madan Joshi, while the story was by the AVM arts story department.

It was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1979.

It was a suspense movie released for restricted viewing with ‘A’ certificate.

Lyrics of the five songs in this movie were penned by Indivar and music was composed by Usha Khanna.

Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata, Anuradha Paudwal (wrongly spelled Paduwal in the titles of the movie) gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

(Source of Information for this post – I have used the various YT links giving biographical details of Suresh Wadkar, then his Interview available here, which I would like interested readers should visit and listen to his story in his own voice.
I also referred to Wikipedia and other information on internet and songs in my memory 
When I thought of this write up considering the information available I thought I would be able to send it before 7th Aug, however after going into the details of his life and career I doubt whether I have been able to do justice to the feelings and thoughts going in my mind, as the enormity of his talent, his struggle and what he has achieved is such that it requires a detailed study or a ‘full biography’ in the form of a book (at least for me).

Let us now enjoy today’s song … and savour this ‘magical voice’ of Suresh Wadkar. I would once again request readers to forgive me if I have from my side not been to that level in bringing this biographical sketch here. For me the memories of the voice and nostalgia, of course, is the first thing close to my heart and this is my endeavor in return for all the beautiful memories this voice and the other voices have given to me …

Earlier we had the following four posts in this series, I am listing them below for interested readers …

Maa ne kahaa thha o beta
Haseen haseen waadiyon
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindagaani

Audio (Full version)

Video (partial)

Song=Dhuaan sa uthha dekho chaaron oar (Bhayaanak)(1979) Singer-Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

O o o o
Ho o o o o o
Ho o o o o
O raani ee

Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Phoolon ke roop mein
Baithhe lutere
Dil to hai komal
Duniya kathor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Parde mein dil ke
Tujhko chhupaa loon
Dekh le naa roop tera
Koi bhi chakor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Tujhko jo dekhoon
Mit’taa hai har gham
Tod de na koyi
Teri meri dor re ae
O o o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan say utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ रानी ई

धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर

धुंआ सा उठा आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
फूलों के रूप में
बैठे लूटेरे ए
दिल तो है कोमल
दुनिया कठोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
परदे में दिल के
तुझको छुपा लूं
देख ले ना रूप तेरा
कोई भी चकोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
तुझको जो देखूं
मिटता है हर ग़म
तोड़ दे न कोई ई
तेरी मेर दो रे ए
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए


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 : 3669 Post No. : 14546

Less than a week ago, we remembered our beloved Rafisaab on his death anniversary.
Today happens to the birth anniversary of another of our beloved legends, Kishore Kumar (popularly referred to as Kishoreda). So we very fondly remember him today and pay tribute to him.

Both Rafisaab and Kishoreda died when just in their 50s – both of them could have easily gone for many more years. But life and death matters are not in our hands – we can only thank them for what they have given us, the legacy they have left behind for generations to relish.

As with Rafisaab, I have written a lot about Kishoreda already on this blog. I am extremely fond of him – as I have said many times, it is never a competition for me between artistes. This isn’t an Olympics event where if one has to get gold, the other can at best aspire for silver.

I remember a poll in the late 70s, where people had to vote on who was the better singer, Kishoreda or Rafisaab. I don’t remember who came up with the poll but those were times when Kishoreda was the reigning star. He himself felt so embarrassed by this poll that he conveyed his unhappiness at it and it ended.

Professional rivalry apart, Kishoreda and Rafisaab had great respect for each other and were actually very good friends. Amit Kumar, Kishoreda’s son, has narrated stories about their friendship. So all this petty thinking is in the minds of people and not those who are the topic of discussion.

Personally, I have always stayed away from discussions trying to pull down one artiste to make the other look better. Thankfully, the world of music is like an ocean – it has room for everyone to contribute to, and partake of, its treasures.

Amongst the artistes, sure, there might be competition to be better than the other – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It only makes one strive to be better.

I remember Laxmikant-Pyarelal saying that if RD Burman came out with a hit album, L-P wanted to do better with their next. And RD had the same competitive spirit. But it was never malicious, or to run down the other.

As music lovers, we benefit from this – we get the best of all worlds.

Now let me talk a little bit more about Kishoreda since this post is a tribute to him.

Where do I start?

With his singing of course.

I am fond of Kishore Kumar the actor too. I’ve seen many of his comedy films of the 50s and 60s.

I am also much-impressed by Kishore Kumar, the producer/director. Contrary to his image of being more of a prankster and comedian, his films Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964) and Door Ka Raahi (1971) are thought-provoking, sensitive, films with depth. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to see a different side of Kishore Kumar.

I am also impressed by Kishore Kumar the composer. He composed almost entirely only for his own films – and did a wonderful job at it.

Considering he was also the writer for his own films, it gives us an idea of what a brilliant all-rounder he was. It is hard enough to do one job, but to do so many so effortlessly requires genius.

And Kishoreda definitely qualifies for this. Much like Sir Gary Sobers, former West Indian cricketer, who, as an all-rounder, could do practically anything on a cricket field.

And yet, despite all this, what Kishoreda will be best-remembered for, and what he absolutely excelled in, was as a singer.

Which is why I would like to discuss more about his singing now.

I’ve said this many times before – I grew up with Kishoreda all around me. Those were the early 70s – and Kishoreda was everywhere. You had to live in that time to realize how much he dominated that period. Or, if you want evidence, just check Binaca Geet Mala lists and you will know.

I don’t need any such evidence – I know that every single day Kishoreda dominated song programmes on radio that were based on the latest Hindi film songs. The female voice might have been largely split between Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, but the male voice was Kishore, Kishore and Kishore.

It was often for Rajesh Khanna, but even when it wasn’t, it was Kishore. It could be Kishore for Shashi Kapoor (Sharmilee) or for Dharmendra (Blackmail) or for Jeetendra (Parichay) or Dev Anand (Gambler) but it was Kishore all the way.

Occasionally there’d be a male voice of a “new” song that was not Kishore. That song often stood out as an exception. It could be Rafisaab or Mukesh or Manna Dey. But it was always the exception, not the norm.

So THIS was the environment in which I grew up. My school classmates used to sing a lot of songs – they were invariably Kishore songs. In particular, I remember songs like “o mere dil ke chain” (which was my favourite at one time), “chalte chalte”, “o maajhi re” and “zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain”.

But of course there were many more.

My own favourite would keep changing. I had this concept of a favourite song which I’d sing non-stop (driving others crazy) till another favourite took over.

I remember it was at one time “ye shaam mastaani”, then “sama hai suhaana suhaana”, then “jaane ja dhoondhta phir raha” took over, to be displaced by “o mere dil ke chain” (this was favourite for a very long time) and then “tere bina zindagi se koi” took over. There might have been others too, I can’t remember now. In between, there were umpteen songs that I’d sing while taking a break from my favourite. 🙂 Obviously, all to myself only – which is why I am still alive. 🙂

This post is already getting a bit long but I’ll mention one anecdote from school days. I was in 8th Standard. In those days, we’d often ask our teachers for a “free period” – sometimes a teacher would be nice enough to oblige. Boys would then go up to the front of the class and sing songs.

Once our English teacher gave us a “free period”. The best singer in the class, by name Prasad, went up to sing. Suddenly he announced “I’ll sing this song because it is Raja’s favourite”. Now I was quite a favourite of my teacher, maybe because I was reasonably good in English. She immediately looked at me – I am pretty sure she expected an “English” song. Maybe Carpenters or Rolling Stones, or Beatles, or some such group. She probably had that idea about me.

Prasad started singing “o mere dil ke chain”.

I could see the look on my teacher’s face. It was like she had been hit by a brick. A Hindi song? That too a film song? That too, a romantic song? Bhajan hota to phir bhi chal jaata. I turned red, and immediately averted my eyes, looking down throughout, hoping the earth would just open up and swallow me. I was sitting in the front row, right in front of her, so there was no place to hide. Prasad must have sung very well – he always did – but I couldn’t listen to one word. I was too busy lost in my own “misery” to pay attention to anything else.

Somehow I managed to survive – though I think my teacher never quite saw me the same way again. 🙂 Prasad has a lot to answer for. 🙂

Today, this anecdote suddenly came to mind as I was writing this post. Wonderful memories – of Kishore Kumar songs, enjoyed with my classmates in school.

The point is to emphasise how much of an influence Kishore Kumar had on me at that time. Rafisaab came into my life much later.

By the time the 1980s came along I could not keep track of the latest songs. Partly because I got busy, partly because I didn’t like where music was headed. (“Angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal”, you know I’m looking at you :-)).
Anyway, it wasn’t Kishore’s fault. His voice was always a delight to listen to.

Now onto the song for today.

This is a song I’d never heard before till Avinashji brought it to my attention a few weeks ago. I’d never even heard of the film.

The original idea was to possibly post it as Kishoreda’s 1100th song on this blog, but since another song took that place, we are posting this as his birthday song. The lyrics are, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song is “geeton mein mere” from Geet Ganga (1982). The film itself makes its debut on this blog today.

It is a pleasant song which grows on me the more I listen to it. I have already listened to it quite a few times.

The lyrics, referring to songs flowing like the Ganga, have a nice feel to them. Anjaan, the lyricist, being a native of Varanasi, had his own style of lyrics, often bringing a Bhojpuri feel to them. And this song referring to the Ganga is in the tradition of other songs written by him which also refer to it – “Ganga kinaare waala”, “maano to main Ganga maa hoon”, “Ganga mein dooba” for example.

The song is picturised on Arun Govil, and as he “sings”, the words resonate with me.

jhoom ke aise ae
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhu le ae
geet wo gaaun
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Lovely lines – and it is wonderful to listen to Kishore Kumar singing them. Indeed “jo dil chhu le, geet wo gaaun” suits him – he sang many songs that touched our heart.

I hope you like the song too.

On this note, I will end this post as it has already become somewhat long.

All I will say is, Kishore Kumar will always remain in our hearts as a very special person – one of a kind.

Thank you for everything, Kishoreda.

Patt I

Part II

Song-Geeton mein mere Ganga ki dhaara(Geet Ganga)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, Md-Sapan Jagmohan
Kishore Kumar + Chorus

Lyrics
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Part I
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Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

bol bol mein ae ae ae
bol bol mein
Gangaa boley
Chhand chhand mein dhun
Kal kal ki
Prem bhare geeton mein mere
Paawantaa hai Gangaa jal ki
Dukh ki lehar mein aen
Ho o o o o o o o
Dukh ki lehar mein
Sukh ka kinaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

jhoom ke aise ae
ho o o o
jhoom ke aise
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhoo le
geet wo gaaun
geeton mein maine ae ae
ho o o o
geeton mein maine
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o o o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

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Part II
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Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa

geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Jab Gangaa ka naam pukaaraa
doob ke tar gayaa ye jag saaraa
saans saans Shankar ki pooja
har swar mein hari om ka naaraa
mujh ko to mere ae
ho o o o o o o o
mujh ko to mere
geeton ne taaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o ho o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ

गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

बोल बोल में ए ए ए
बोल बोल में ए
गंगा बोले ए
छंद छंद में धून कल कल कि
प्रेम भरे गीतों में मेरे
पावनता है गंगा जल कि
दुःख कि लहर में
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
दुःख कि लहर में
सुख का किनारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

झूम के ऐसे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
झूम के ऐसे ए
गीत सुनाऊं
नफरत में भी प्रीत जगाऊं
दुश्मन को भी मीत बनाऊं
जो दिल छू ले ए
गीत वो गाऊं
गीतों में मैंने ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मैंने ए
स्वर्ग उतारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे

गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

जब गंगा का नाम पुकारा
डूब के टार गया ये जग सारा
सांस सांस शंकर कि पूजा
हर स्वर में हरी ॐ का नारा आ
मुझको को तो मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मुझ को तो मेरे
गीतों ने तारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा


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 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 : 3669 Post No. : 14544

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 71 #Remembering Kishore Kumar on his birth anniversary#
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Today 4th August (2018) (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) is the 89th birth anniversary of the ‘Versatile Genius’ Kishore Kumar or Abhas Kumar Ganguly or as he always liked to introduce himself as – Kishore Kumar Khandwewaala. ( 🙂 I cannot forget Khandwa when I am writing about Kishore Kumar.)

I had already marked a song earlier to present on this occasion but could not finish the write-up as during past many days I had been facing a very hectic schedule on work front and also getting very less time in the evening even to browse the blog which otherwise is my daily routine activity in evening every day.

However, a little relaxation at work today gives me this opportunity to write this post. And I am writing it just eight hours before it will be 4th August there in India. And I sincerely hope that our ‘Editors’ get enough time to review it.

There were two posts on the blog recently reminding me of the song which I am going to present here today.

One was when Atul ji posted a ‘disco based song’ from the movie ‘Dil-E-Naadaan’ sung by Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna, and another one was Peevesie’s Mom sharing a song from ‘Suraag-1980’, my memories of listening to today’s song got refreshed.

So, when I was finding myself unable to present a writeup on this occasion, this song comes to my rescue and here I am, presenting this song with a brief write up.

As some of our regulars may be remembering and I also have mentioned this in my earlier write-ups, I was totally taken up by Rajesh Khanna and his movies starting in early eighties and I was trying to look for his other earlier movies and songs more and more. And whenever I came across a Kishore Kumar song I was trying to find out if it was from a Kaka movie and for Kaka.

My Uncles and other relatives would often teasing me on Rajesh Khanna subject and that is why when I wanted to know about this today’s song they told me that it was from the movie Suraag. And since Kaka had a guest appearance in this movie I thought it was possible that this song was picturised on him.

However, it was not a Kaka Song but a nice hummable Kishore Kumar song which was then available in Disco Songs Compilation on cassettes. And it was not from the movie ‘Suraag’ too.

It took me a few years to find out that this song was from the movie ‘Patita-1980’. Finally, when we arrived in the ‘digital age’ of internet and YTthen I came to know that this song was lip synced and performed by Mithun Chakravarty on screen.

So today, on the birth anniversary of Kishore Kumar let us enjoy this song …

The movie ‘Patitaa-1980’ was passed by Censor Board on 11.11.1980. It was directed by I.V. Shashi for ‘Tristar Movies, Bombay’. It had Shoma Anand, Vikram, Raj Kiran, Mithun Chakravarty, Shammi, Ram Sethi, Raj Mehra, Mac Mohan, C.S. Dubey, Birbal, Baby Shalu, Master Rajesh, Viju Khote, Madhup Sharma, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Bramha Bharadwaj, Jagdish Raj.

Sujit Kumar, Sulochana, Madan Puri, Padma Khanna, and Bhawana Bhatt make guest appearance in this movie.

‘Patitaa-1980’ had five songs written by Anand Bakshi and music composed by Bappi Lahiri. Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

As mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) the records of this movies included the ‘Instrumental Disco Music’ based on the tune of the today’s song – ‘dil dhak dhak karne lagaa’ thus making the total number of songs of this movie to Six.

I have not watched this movie and would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

The movie makes a debut on the blog with the today’s song and this also serves the one of my purpose of introducing movies having the same title. We on our blog have the famous oldie ‘Patita-1953’ already ‘Yippeeeed’. The second ‘Patitaa-1980’ makes a debut today. 🙂

Let us now enjoy this foot tapping song and remember our beloved Kishore Da today …
And just listen the freshness in his voice and how he sings this one for Mithun Chakravarty in a ‘mellowed’ tone but in a ‘disco mood’ …


Song-Dil dhhak dhhak karne laga (Patita)(1980) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Dhak dhak dhak dhak
Dhak dhak dhak dhak
Dhak dhak dhak dhak
Dhak dhak dhak dhak

Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa aa
Main dil se darne lagaa aa
Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa
Main dil se darne lagaa
Aisaa aa lagtaa hai
Main kisi pe marne lagaa aa
Haaye
Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa
Main dil se darne lagaa

Main poochha karta hoon
Is dil deewaane se
Wo khud aaye to kya ho
Jiski yaad aane se
Aayi ee koi khushboo oo
Koi jaadoo oo
chalne lagaa aa
Ho o o o o
Aisaa aa lagtaa hai
Main kisi pe marne lagaa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa aa
Main dil se darne lagaa aa

Tasveerein dekhin hain
Kitni baazaaron mein
Hey ae
Tasveerein dekhin hain
Kitni baazaaron mein
Tum jaise hain hazaaron
Wo hai ek hazaaron mein
Dekhi
do nigaahen
Main aahen bharne lagaa
Ho o o o
Aisaa lagtaa hai
Main kisi pe marne lagaa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa
Main dil se darne lagaa aa

Sochaa thha kheloonga
Main ek khilaune se ae
Ab kaise rokoon dil ko
uspe aashiq hone se
Main to
dillagi mein ae
Dil ka saudaa
karne lagaa aa
Ho o o o
Aisaa lagtaa hai
main kisi pe marne lagaa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Dil dhak dhak karne lagaa
Main dil se darne lagaa
Aisaa lagtaa hai
main kisipe marne lagaa
Haa

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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धक् धक् धक् धक्
धक् धक् धक् धक्
धक् धक् धक् धक्
धक् धक् धक् धक्

दिल धक् धक् करने लगा आ
मैं दिल से डरने लगा आ

दिल धक् धक् करने लगा
मैं दिल से डरने लगा
ऐसा आ लगता है
मैं किसी पे मरने लगा आ
हाए
दिल धक् धक् करने लगा
मैं दिल से डरने लगा

मैं पूछा करता हूँ
इस दिल दीवाने से
वो खुद आये तो क्या हो
जिसकी याद आने से
आई ई कोई खुशबू ऊ
कोई जादू ऊ चलने लगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ऐसा आ लगता है
मैं किसी पे मरने लगा आ
आ आ आ आ आ
दिल धक् धक् करने लगा आ
मैं दिल से डरने लगा आ

तसवीरें देखीं हैं
कितनी बाजारों में
हे ए
तसवीरें देखीं हैं
कितनी बाजारों में
तुम जैसे है हज़ारों
वो है एक हज़ारों में
देखि दो निगाहें
मैं आहें भरने लगा
हो ओ ओ ओ
ऐसा आ लगता है
मैं किसी पे मरने लगा आ
आ आ आ आ आ
दिल धक् धक् करने लगा आ
मैं दिल से डरने लगा आ

सोचा था खेलूंगा
मैं एक खिलौने से
अब कैसे रोकूँ दिल को उसपे आशिक होने से
मैं तो दिल्लगी में ए
दिल का सौदा करने लगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ
ऐसा आ लगता है
मैं किसी पे मरने लगा आ
आ आ आ आ आ
दिल धक् धक् करने लगा आ
मैं दिल से डरने लगा आ
ऐसा आ लगता है
मैं किसी पे मरने लगा आ
हा …


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 : 3665 Post No. : 14535

Here is that day again.

Yes, it is the 31st of July (2018) today – which for HFM lovers, wherever they are in the world, signifies just one thing.

The death anniversary of Mohammad Rafi – respectfully referred to as Rafisaab, by one and all.

I am sure there will be events around the country to solemnly mark the occasion. Why just in the country, probably even across the world, considering how distributed India’s diaspora around the world is.

Millions of people will be remembering today as Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day – a term we also often use on this blog.

Truth is, at least for me (and I’m sure it’s true for many), every single day of the year is Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day. For there isn’t a single day in the year that I do not remember Rafisaab in some way or the other. It is usually in the form of a song I’m listening to – or sometimes singing (thankfully only to myself). 🙂

Of course, the 31st of July adds a huge extra layer of remembrance because it brings with it a sense of loss. Although it is 38 years now, this sense of loss remains. And for me, it will remain all my life.

As I sit to write this post, I’m not sure what I should write about Rafisaab that I haven’t already written here.

The thing is, I’ve written a lot about Rafisaab here. My posts here might be relatively infrequent now but I make it a point to always write a post on Rafisaab’s birth and death anniversaries. These are two dates I never miss. It is just my very small way of paying tribute to Rafisaab, and thanking him for enriching my life in a way, and to an extent, that I just cannot describe.

And I’d like to think, he is up there, smiling as always, reading these tributes.

There isn’t much I can think of writing now that I haven’t already written before. And although I don’t mind repeating myself, I don’t want to bore the readers. Having said that, I never tire of repeatedly watching the same tributes to Rafisaab on youtube. I’ve listened to Jeetendra’s story of Deedaar-e-Yaar multiple times, SP Balasubramaniam’s story about “deewaana hua baadal” multiple times. 🙂 And each time, it feels good to listen to it.

But that’s different from my repeating stories, that too in text, not video. Besides, they speak about their personal experiences involving interaction with Rafisaab – mine are just my personal thoughts.

So I will refrain from repeating myself.

One thing I will say – I’ve often felt lucky that Rafisaab’s era was before mine. Imagine somebody living in the 1920s/30s and passing away before 1947. He or she would never have had the opportunity of listening to Rafisaab. Of course there were greats even then – like Saigal saab and Pankaj Mallick, but we now have the good fortune of being able to listen to them AND to Rafisaab, Talat Mahmood, Lataji and others.

Future generations will have even more music available to them, in addition to what is available today.

That’s the greatness of a legacy. Every individual has to die sometime – nobody can do anything about that. Yes, one can delay the inevitable – but it is still inevitable. No one has yet invented the elixir of immortality – and that might not be such a bad thing.

Coming to Rafisaab, I’ve spent hours and hours listening to him. I’ve spent all night listening to his songs. It starts with one song, then I think “ok, one more”, then “one more” and so it goes on. On youtube, you keep getting prompted anyway – so it’s just one click after another. You start with “chaudvin ka chand ho”, then, as if on cue, you’re prompted “abhi na jao chhod kar”, which then takes you to “deewana hua baadal”, which takes you to “pukaarta chala hoon main” and so on. You know the drill – you’re hooked. This has happened to me many times.

Not that I’m complaining. It has always been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I often don’t even watch the video – I just close my eyes and let Rafisaab’s voice take over. And suddenly everything seems to either fall in place, or become inconsequential. For that period at least. When SPB says that at the end of a long day in the recording studios he would come home and listen to Rafisaab to relax, I think I can understand where he’s coming from. Rafisaab’s voice can be extremely relaxing, if you listen to the right songs. I don’t know how often I’ve listened to “ab kya misaal doon” (Aarti-1962) or “maine shaayad tumhe pehle bhi kahin dekha hai” (Barsaat Ki Raat – 1960). And think of songs like “husnwaale tera jawaab nahin” (Gharana–1961) or “ek haseen shaam ko” (Dulhan Ek Raat Ki – 1967) or “mujhe dekh kar aapka muskuraana” (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena – 1962). And if you’re looking for duets, how about “theheriye hosh mein aa loon” with Suman Kalyanpur (Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain – 1965) or “dil pukaare” with Lata (Jewel Thief – 1967) or “phir miloge kabhi is baat ka vaada kar lo” with Asha (Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi – 1966). And of course, one of my all-time favourites – which is why I keep coming back to it – “abhi na jao chhod kar” with Asha (Hum Dono – 1961). 🙂

And so many more. I just realized that all the songs I’ve mentioned above, which came randomly to my mind, are all 1960s songs – but this is purely a coincidence. One can find a treasure of songs from the 1950s or even 1970s. Yes, even the 1970s, when Rafisaab was supposed to be going through a lean patch for the first half of the decade. The half in which he still gave us songs like “tum jo mil gaye ho” (Hanste Zakhm – 1973) and “aaj mausam bada beimaan hai” (Loafer – 1973). And my favourite Rafisaab duet song of the 1970s – “teri bindiya re” (Abhimaan – 1973) with Lata, which I have listened to a zillion times, and can never have enough of.

Rafisaab sang practically every genre, from qawwali and devotional songs to rock-n-roll and romantic songs, adjusting his singing style and voice for every actor, depending on the needs of the situation. He was always conscious that he was the playback voice – and that the actor on screen was bringing that song to the audience in “his” (the actor’s) voice. This elevated not just the song, but often even the film, for the viewers, because very often the songs of the film carried the film. 🙂

And, to add to all this, as if his divine voice wasn’t enough, he was also one of the most gentle souls the industry has ever seen. In an industry where ego clashes and tempers were not uncommon, he was ever-smiling, ever accommodating of others, never throwing his weight around – which he could very easily have done. He had a very big heart, ever generous and helpful to those in need. And he did a lot of it without publicity. It was only after he died, that a number of his charitable actions came to light.

So SUCH is the person Rafisaab was. Will we ever see another like him in the industry? Hard enough to imagine another singer like him – add to that his nature, and I think it’s safe to rule out the chance of another Rafisaab. No, Rafisaab was one of a very special kind – like SPB says, we were just very lucky he came in our midst before he was called back.

Indeed, he was 100% right when he sang “mujh ko mere baad zamaana dhoondhega”.

I will now move on to today’s song.

As it is the 31st of July, I have selected a song, sung by Rafisaab of course, about the inevitability of passing away. It is a very short song from the film Amardeep (1979) – but it suits the occasion perfectly. Lyrics have been provided to me, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song’s lyrics, written by Anand Bakshi, talk about how death is inevitable. And yet how sudden and shocking an unexpected death can be. “Tum aise gaye, aise bhi jaata nahin koi”. Everyone knows how sudden Rafisaab’s death was. That was just no way to go. Everyone was in shock – and he was just 55.

The song also refers to having a smile on one’s face even while dead. “Kyon mar ke bhi honthon pe hansi khel rahi hai”- this could also be said of Rafisaab. He was ever-smiling, reportedly even in death.

This song brought a lump to my throat.

Also, listening to his voice only further made me realize how wonderful his voice was even just a year before he passed away. It left me with a loss of what might have been. I felt he had so much more singing in him.

Anyway, one cannot control these things. One can only be thankful for what one has got. And we have got a LOT from Rafisaab. A price can never be put on his legacy – it is just priceless. He will be in our hearts for ever, and remembered for ever.

Rafisaab is truly “amar” in this sense – and lighting amardeep in all our hearts.

Thank you, Rafisaab.

Thank you for everything.

bahut shukriya, badi meherbaani,
hum sab ki zindagi mein huzoor aap aaye

Audio

Video


Song-Duniya mein sada rehne ko aata nahin koi (Amardeep)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Duniya mein sadaa rehne ko
Aata nahin koyi
Tum jaise gaye aise bhi
Jaata nahin koyi

Kyun mar ke bhi honthhon pe hansi
Khel rahi hai ae
Sab jaante hain aur
Bataata nahin koyi ee

Dil pehle hi dartaa thaa
Ke jal jaayega daaman
Daaman se amardeep
Bujhaataa nahin koyi
Bujhaataa nahin koyi ee
Bujhaataa nahin koyi

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(Devnagri Script lyrics) Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुनिया में सदा रहने को
आता नहीं कोई
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी
जाता आ नहीं कोई

क्यूँ मर के भी होंठों पे हंसी
खेल रही है ए
सब जानते हैं और
बताता नहीं कोई ई

दिल पहले ही डरता था
के जल जाएगा दामन
दामन से अमरदीप
बुझाता नहीं कोई
बुझाता नहीं कोई ई
बुझाता नहीं कोई


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 : 3658 Post No. : 14521

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 18
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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 70 #
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Congratulations to Atul ji and all team members on this tenth anniversary of this wonderful musical blog!!! Our beloved blog – ASAD – has completed ten years now and as expected the celebration has to be bigger and bigger.  And other than this being a great achievement, it’s also the time to gear up for the next bigger celebrations i.e. 15000 posts, 20000 next and more. . .

For this special occasion, and as it was expected of, all members were asked to share their joy and happiness through write ups and songs. So, when the ‘circular’ 😊 to this effect was received in mail and the deadline was given I started to look for those special subjects close to heart, which can be shared here on the blog with songs on this special occasion. I started thinking over the main reason for me to be associated with this blog – which is nostalgia and specifically related to the movies of the ‘seventies’, and the years when I was growing.

When my association with this blog started, and I started sending contribution for lyrics, they were mainly the songs which have over the years been in my memory since childhood and/or those which I have been looking for all the years during which I grown up – songs that used to be there and were listened to during those years – the seventies. . . and continuing to the initial years of the ‘eighties’. . .

There was something special there in those years. I think that the decade of seventies, from the point of view of ‘History of Hindi Cinema’ was a very important decade since it has many things happening in those years. But since it is subject of a different post I will not go into the detail (which I wish to write) in today’s article here.

Next, I started thinking about the movies which made news or hits or were popular in those years, then the stars, and the directors who ruled the roost and enthral the audiences with their charisma and talent. . .  If we look back now on this decade the very first thing that comes to our mind is the rise of Superstardom of Rajesh Khanna. But then in those years I was not the fan of Rajesh Khanna which I became much in the later years of the decade and in the starting years of the eighties.

And the movie watching years those bring back memories for me I think are 1973 (when I was five years old) to 1980 or 1981 to 1982 till I get into tenth standard. These years are very ‘nostalgic’ years for me I think, because many memories of movies and songs for me are from these years. So, what were the specialities of these years – ‘multi starrer movies’, ‘lost and found’ stories, ‘revenge stories’, ‘mythological movies too’, then we have ‘movies with dacoits looting the ‘gaon’ and the poor villagers’, etc. We were not the fan of any actor or actresses, we just loved to watch the movies whatever be the cast.

In my childhood, movies were the biggest entertainment other than outdoor sports, plays, then orchestras, radio and then there were movies. I vaguely remember that I always use to think the stars acting in movies were from a different planet and not like us. Then I used to think how a person who dies in a movie came back again in another movie?😊 And it took me sometime to understand the reality and come to know that the ‘stars’ are actually normal human beings like us.

Movies were the biggest fascination for us then and may be for many like me. From buying tickets for a movie and getting entry into the theatre and then the darkness surrounding gradually and starting the ‘newsreel’ everything was mesmerizing. Sometimes if we got delayed we had to enter in the darkness and then the gate-keeper will come and guide us the way signalling with a torch. And after the ‘newsreel’ (always in black and white 😊) finally the censor certificate of the movie which we eagerly await to the titles of the movie – all fascinating and spellbinding.

Then as I have mentioned earlier we brothers used to collect the cut pieces of films of movies and try to watch them after magnifying from a small mirror (sometimes a piece of mirror) to reflect the sunlight and finally projecting on a piece of cloth (preferably white) in a room which was covered to create darkness even in a daylight outside. I also remember that there was the advertisement for the 16mm projectors in newspapers and magazines which always attracted me and I was always thinking of buying one 😊 (which was not possible and never became possible) 😊.

Reading about movies and stars in print media and discussions about movies and the personal likes and dislikes among friends/groups was almost a routine. And yes, the ‘booklets’ for the songs of the movies, though I don’t remember to have bought many but yes we used to buy them and sing the songs reading from it 😊

Every summer vacation was special and awaited because of movie watching only. It was the main attraction of the vacations as we used to travel to stay with paternal grandparents and cousins would also gather from different places and together we used to watch movies in theatres – ah, how wonderful those were the days!!!

Sometimes on Sundays or a holiday we would even watch back to back movies to utilise the time as we have to travel back to our colony around 25 kms from the district place. The today’s movie we are discussing was passed by the Censor Board on 06.04.1979 and in all possibility, I am sure that I watched it in that ‘summer vacation’ that year. We children were very crazy about watching movies and I think this continued so far till ‘Laawaaris’ (1982) where I remember to get the tickets I joined the long queue which was I think around 500 metres from the ticket window, and it was already on the road where we sat in the queue for a long time 😊.

Recollecting it now all that happened seems to be very crazy and exciting. And I had to share this one incident when I was beaten up by my father as I was disappointed and started shedding tears for not getting ticket to watch a movie as it became house full. The movie was ‘Jaani Dushman’ from 1979. It was directed by Rajkumar Kohli who has given us many multi starrer movies and I have watched many of them viz. ‘Nagin’ (1976), ‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979), ‘Naukar Biwi Ka’ (1983), ‘Raaj Tilak’ (1984), ‘Jeene Nahin Doonga’ (1984), and ‘Insaniyat Ke Dushman’-1987’. After that I think I have not watched any movies from this production house.

At first, for this post I was thinking of a song from a Manmohan Desai movie or a song from a ‘multi starrer movie’, but selected this movie because to watch it I had to first undergo my father’s fury 😊. How is that possible? Was the movie was not for children? Yes, it was not for us – children – then to watch this movie, because it was released with an ‘A’ certificate (released with restricted viewing) 😊. But, I can now guess that may be on my insistence my father may have been somehow agreed to allow us to watch the movie.

However, we could not get the tickets as the show was house full and we – me and my younger brothers were standing watching movie posters – I got disappointed and tears rolled my eyes and the next moment was darkness in front of my eyes because my father had slapped me since I started crying for watching a movie. Later on, my father called me separately and told me to go alone next day to watch the movie and don’t take my younger brothers with me since they will be frightened, as the movie was said to be a ‘HORROR’ movie 😊. Next day I watched the movie and never feel scared while watching the movie, as the movie was making news as a ‘horror’ movie or like that. I was just above eleven years old then 😊.

I don’t remember having watched this movie again after that, either on TV or in theatre. Watching a suspense thriller again doesn’t generate the same interest and thrill. However, I think I should watch it for nostalgia and to enjoy its beautiful songs again. This movie has some very good songs and so far, only two of its songs have been posted on the blog. And when I go through these two posts by Atul ji I find he also had expressed similar feelings about this movie and he had also watched it as a ‘non-adult’, but still he was elder than me then 😊.

The song I present today is a ‘happy song’ to suit our celebration mood and reviving the nostalgia. In the movie too it occurs in celebration after Bindiya Goswami’s marriage and her ‘doli’ not being looted and the ‘dulhan’ not getting killed by the ‘Jaani Dushman’ 😊. The pitcturisation of this song has some typical specialities of that period – the village, the celebration, the grandeur and the music and the multi star cast. . . And over and above all we have Sanjeev Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha in their ‘own style’ 😊 and with so many other artists present in this song. The orchestra music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal makes it very special and nostalgic to revive those memories. . .

So, let us enjoy this song and revive some ‘bhooli bisri yaadein’. . . on this special occasion 😊

And actually, in the flow of the song I was thinking,

blog nahin koi ASAD jaisa
leader nahin koi mere ‘leader’ jaisa
editor nahin koi hamaare ‘editor’ jaisa
aur ‘contributor’. . .
nahin koi hamaari team jaisa 😊

 

Song – Mausam Na Koi Bahaar Jaisa (Jaani Dushman) (1979) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

arey sun bhai sadho
bol re madho
sun bhai sadho
arey bol re madho

ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o
chhum chhum chhanana na na
chhum chhum chhum
ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o

chhum chhum chhanana na na
chhum chhum chhum
ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o
 
mausam na koi bahaar jaisa
tohfa na phoolon ke haar jaisa
saaz na koi sitaar jaisa
raag na koi malhaar jaisa
haan aa

heera nahin kohinoor jaisa
haan
parbat nahin koh-e-toor jaisa
haan
meethha na koi khajoor jaisa
haan
meva na dekha angoor jaisa

jaanch liya parakh liya
soch liya
gaur kiya
rishte bhi dekhe
naate bhi dekhe
naata naa koi pyaar jaisa
suraj bhi dekha
chanda bhi dekha
par dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

roop tera kaagaz ki paati
dhoop lage murjhaaye
hey roop tera kaagaz ki paati
dhoop lage murjhaaye
aa tujhko palkon mein rakh loon
daal baahon ke saaye
roop gori tera patang jaisa
arey ang nahin tere ang ang jaisa
he rang nahin hothon ke rang jaisa
haan
sang nahin sajna ke sang jaisa

jaanch liya parakh liya
soch liya
gaur kiya
dil bhi dekhe dilwaale bhi dekhe
dil nahin dekha dildaar jaisa
raje bhi dekhe
mahaaraje bhi dekhe
par dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

ho
ho ho ho ho
ho
ho ho ho ho o o
ho
ho ho ho ho o o

ban ke main sapna suhaana
teri neendon mein kho jaaun
he ban ke main sapna suhaana
teri neendon mein kho jaaun
main pyaar ki chandni mein ji chaahe so jaaun
kyunki
dukh naa judaai ki maar jaisa
sukh nahin dil ke qaraar jaisa
yaar nahin koi mere yaar jaisa
haan
jantar bhi dekhe mantar bhi dekhe
jaadoo naa koi pyaar jaisa
preet bhi dekhi
preetam bhi dekhe
par dekha na saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अरे सुन भाई साधो
बोल रे माधो
सुन भाई साधो
अरे बोल रे माधो

हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
छुम छुम छनन न न 
छुम छुम छुम
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
छुम छुम छनन न न 
छुम छुम छुम
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ

मौसम न कोई बहार जैसा
तोहफा न फूलों के हार जैसा
साज़ न कोई सितार जैसा
राग न कोई मल्हार जैसा
हाँ आ
हीरा नहीं कोहिनूर जैसा
हाँ
परबत नहीं कोह ए तूर जैसा
हाँ
मीठा न कोई खजूर जैसा
हाँ
मेवा न देखा अंगूर जैसा
जांच लिया
परख लिया

सोच लिया
गौर किया
रिश्ते भी देखे
नाते भी देखे
नाता ना कोई प्यार जैसा
सूरज भी देखा
चंदा भी देखा
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा

रूप तेरा कागज़ कि पाती
धुप लगे मुरझाये
हे धुप लगे मुरझाये
आ तुझको पलकों में रख लूं
डाल बाहों के साए
रूप गोरी तेरा पतंग जैसा
अरे अंग नहीं तेरे अंग अंग जैसा
हे रंग नहीं होठों के रंग जैसा
हाँ
संग नहीं सजना के संग जैसा
जांच लिया परख लिया
सोच लिया
गौर किया
दिल भी देखा दिलवाले भी देखे
दिल नहीं देखा दिलदार जैसा
राजे भी देखे
महाराजे भी देखे
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा

हो
हो हो हो हो
हो
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो
हो हो हो हो हो ओ

बन के मैं सपना सुहाना
तेरी नींदों में खो जाऊं
हे बन के मैं सपना सुहाना
तेरी नींदों में खो जाऊं
मैं प्यार कि चांदनी में जी चाहे सो जाऊं
क्यूंकि
दुःख ना जुदाई कि मार जैसा
सुख नहीं दिल के करार जैसा
यार नहीं कोई मेरे यार जैसा
हाँ
जंतर भी देखे
मंतर भी देखे

जादू ना कोई प्यार जैसा
प्रीत भी देखि
प्रीतम भी देखे
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा


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

Blog Day : 3656 Post No. : 14516

Hullo Atulites

The excitement surrounding the 10th anniversary has not yet subsided. We are awaiting posts from a few regulars, hope they don’t hide behind the excuse of laziness and other similar reasons 🙂

22nd July is the 95th birth anniversary of Mukesh Chand Mathur better known the world over as Mukesh; the man who was the voice of Raj Kapoor (mostly), Dilip Kumar, Feroz Khan, Manoj Kumar, Sunil Dutt etc.

He was born in Delhi to Zorawar Chand Mathur and Chand Rani. The music teacher who came home to teach his sister found a pupil in Mukesh who would listen from the adjoining room. His voice was first noticed by Motilal, a distant relative, when he sang at his sister’s wedding. Motilal took him to Mumbai and arranged for music lessons with Pandit Jagannath Prasad. During this period Mukesh was offered a role as an actor-singer in a Hindi film, “Nirdosh” (1941). His first song was “Dil Hi Bujha Hua Ho Toh” as an actor-singer for “Nirdosh”. He got his break as a playback singer for actor Motilal in 1945 with the film Pehli Nazar with music composed by Anil Biswas and lyrics written by Aah Sitapuri (would like to know more about him).
The first song that Mukesh sang for a Hindi film was “Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De”. He was a Saigal fan (I don’t know of many who were not a fan of Saigal) and used to imitate his idol. It is said that when Saigal first heard the song “Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De” he is said to have remarked, “I don’t recall singing this song.”

Naushad Ali helped him form his own style and before he became voice of Raj Kapoor he had a string of hits with Dilip Kumar in “Mela”, “Andaz”, “Anokhi Ada” etc. His other hits with Dilip Kumar were “Anokha Pyar” with Anil Biswas, “Madhumati” with Salil Choudhary, “Yahudi” with Shankar Jaikishan etc.

Mukesh recorded about 130 songs for Shankar- Jaikishan followed by Kalyanji Anandji. A few years back I had gone to an “Anandji Nite” and was drowned in songs by Mukesh; though there were a few Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar songs too in that program but the number of songs of Mukesh were more. (but I have no complaints, I enjoyed myself)

Many of his songs are still popular and “kai baar yu bhi dekha hain, yeh jo man ki seema rekha hain” from Rajnigandha got him a National Award for Best Playback Singer for the year 1973. His Filmfare Awards were for “Sab kuch seekha humne” Anari, 1959; “Sabse bada nadaan wahi hai” Pehchan, 1970; “Jai bolo beimaan ki” Be-imaan, 1972; and “Kabhi kabhie mere dil mein” Kabhi Kabhie, 1976.

He complained of chest pain when on a tour to the USA, was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead. Lata Mangeshkar completed the concert with his son Nitin Mukesh and bought the body home where a grand funeral was held. On getting the news of his death Raj Kapoor is said to have burst into tears and remarked “I Have lost my Voice.”

Many of his songs were released after his death. “Dharam Veer”; “Amar Akbar Anthony”; “Khel Khiladi Ka”; “Darinda” and “Chandi Sona” in 1977 & in 1978 “Aahuti”, “Paramatma”, “Tumhari Kasam” and “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”. His last known release was for the movie Chand Grahan in 1997 a good twenty years after he went away.

The song with this post is one which was very popular in its times and is still heard on AIR’s Vividh Bharati. It was written by Anand Bakshi who would have turned 88 on 21st July. (Today I am not writing anything about how much I love his work) He wrote it for “Aahuti” which was a movie with a standard storyline, made extremely popular by Manmohan Desai’s movies and B. R. Chopra’s “Waqt” – meaning the movie was a story of a family which gets separated at the start of the movie and reunites before the climax :). The movie had a star cast headed by Rajendra Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan, Parveen Babi, Zaheera, Asha Sachdev and Ajit heading the supporting cast. The movie had five songs one of which “kash aisa hota” has been posted. Today’s song is courtesy Avinashji who was generous enough to send me the lyrics which he had written out back in 2013. Thank you Avinashji specially for adding the Devanagari version too.

Video

Song-Saathi mere saathi rut aati jaati(Aahuti)(1978) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Mukesh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Rafi + Lata
Rafi+Mukesh
Female chorus,
Male chorus,
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

O ho
ho ho
O ho
ho ho
ho o o o
(O ho
ho ho )

Saathi meri saathi
Saathi meri saathi
Rut aati jaati
Rut aati jaati
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

Saathi meri saathi
Rut aati jaati
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

Aise ham saathi jaise diyaa baati
Aise ham saathi jaise diyaa baati
Rab di badi hai meharbaani ee ee
Rab di badi hai meharbaani
Saathi meri saathi
Rut aati jaati
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

Raamji ne saari ye duniyaa banaayee
O raamji ne saari ye duniyaa banaayee
Hamne ye duniyaa sajaayee
Mazdoor ham hain ham
Kis ise kam hain ham
Mazdoor ham hain ham
Kis se kam hain ham

Mehnat ki apni kamaayee ee ee
Ham hi akele dono se khele
Kya aag hai kya paani ee

(aa aa aa aa)
Saathi meri saathi
Rut aati jaati
(aa aaaa)
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

Sun mere raja aa aa
Sun mere raja
Aa aa paas aaja
ho Sun mere raja
Aa aa paas aaja
Achchi nahin ee itni doori
Hai kaam jitney saare jahaan ke
Hai kaam jitney saare jahaan ke
Hai pyaar sabse zaroori ee ee
Dil na lage to
sau saal jee lo
Kis kaam ki ye zindagaani ee ee

Saathi meri saathi
Rut aati jaati
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

Masti mein saari basti hamaari
Masti mein saari basti hamaari
Ham door hain uljhanon se ae ae
Ham door hain uljhanon se
Ham door hain uljhanon se
Dil ke haseen ho
Haseen ho
Waaqif nahin ho
Dil ke haseen ho raja
Waaqif nahin ho
Tum doston dushmanon se ae
Tum doston dushmanon se

Kya baat ki hai
Ye dosti hai
Ya dushmani hai puraani
Saathi meri saathi
O o o
Rut aati jaati
O o
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

aa aa aa aa aa
Saathi meri saathi
aa aa aa aa aa
Rut aati jaati
aa aa aa aa aa
Kahe teri meri kahaani ee ee
Kahe teri meri kahaani

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( Devnagri Script lyrics provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ हो हो हो
ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ हो हो हो
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
साथी मेरे साथी
साथी मेरे साथी
रुत आती जाती
रुत आती जाती
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

साथी मेरे साथी
रुत आती जाती
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

ऐसे हम साथी जैसे दिया बाती
ऐसे हम साथी जैसे दिया बाती
रब कि बड़ी है मेहरबानी
रब कि बड़ी है मेहरबानी
साथी मेरे साथी
रुत आती जाती
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

रामजी ने सारी ये दुनिया बनायी
ओ रामजी ने सारी ये दुनिया बनायी
हमने ये दुनिया सजाई
मजदूर हम हैं हम
किसीसे कम हैं हम
मजदूर हम हैं हम
किसीसे कम हैं हम
मेहनत कि अपनी कमाई
हम ही अकेले दोनों से खेले
क्या आग है क्या पानी
साथी मेरे साथी
रुत आती जाती
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

सुन मेरे राजा आ आ
सुन मेरे राजा
आ आ पास आजा

सुन मेरे राजा
आ आ पास आजा
अच्छी नहीं इतनी दूरी
है काम जितने सारे जहां के
है काम जितने सारे जहां के
है प्यार सबसे ज़रूरी ई ई
दिल न लगे तो सौ साल जी लो
किस काम कि ये जिंदगानी
साथी मेरे साथी
रुत आती जाती
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
मस्ती में सारी बस्ती हमारी
मस्ती में सारी बस्ती हमारी
हम दूर है उलझनों से ए ए
हम दूर है उलझनों से
हम दूर है उलझनों से
दिल के हसीन हो
हसीन हो
वाकीफ नहीं हो
तुम दोस्तों दुश्मनों से
तुम दोस्तों दुश्मनों से
क्या बात कि है
ये दोस्ती है
या दुश्मनी है पुरानी
साथी मेरे साथी
ओ ओ
रुत आती जाती
ओ ओ
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी

साथी मेरे साथी
आ आ
रुत आती जाती
आ आ
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी
कहे तेरी मेरी कहानी


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 : 3653 Post No. : 14509

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 15
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It has been a while since my last post here – and I have no excuses for this. I will not cite “been busy” as an excuse, because, if I’m honest, I could certainly have found time for a post. If anything, the only reason for not posting is my sheer laziness. And laziness is never, and should never be, an acceptable excuse. So, no excuses. Mea culpa.

One thing though. While I might not be posting frequently, this blog is never far from my heart. It might not be apparent from my recent (non-existent) interactions but this is fact. Whether I post here or not, this blog is very special to me. After all, I have been involved with it from day one. So I request everyone to please excuse my prolonged absence. (Some might consider it not such a bad thing. 🙂 )

Anyway, let me get to the point now. I am not the story here – something else is. Something much bigger than me and my mundane blabbering. Yes, this post is part of a series that marks a very special occasion for this blog. An occasion that speaks to an achievement so momentous, so mind-boggling that it calls for a “lifetime achievement award” for the creator of the blog.

This blog, our beloved blog, completes TEN years today – the first post here appeared on 19th July 2008.

I know I will never be able to do justice to the emotions I am experiencing right now. Words just cannot fully express these feelings. But I’ll try to share some of my thoughts on this occasion. They will be rambling, as usual – but I hope that’s ok.

TEN years. In the history of civilizations, TEN years is nothing. Even in inter-stellar references, depending on context, TEN years is nothing.

But in the world of blogging, TEN years of continuous blogging is HUGE. Mind-blowingly awe-inspiringly HUGE. Or, to use a very common American term, AWESOME. The operative word here is “continuous”. Most blogs out here (and there are countless numbers) are started with great enthusiasm. It doesn’t matter what the blog is about – but, much like exercise, the enthusiasm sees a dramatic drop over time. This could be days, weeks, or, for the more dogged, months. The blog marathoners might just push it into a few years, but there is usually a visible decline in tempo – much like a vehicle that has run its mileage, but is being started everyday just so it doesn’t come to a complete halt. Thus you see a post surface on the blog after months – as if to signal the blog (and the writer) is still alive.

I am not exaggerating. Yours truly also has a potpourri-like blog  – started many years ago with considerable enthusiasm. The live update on the situation is that I can’t even remember when I last posted anything on the blog. Must be a few months at least, if not more. And I am in pretty good company. Thousands of blogs suffer this fate.

That is where this Atul-song-a-day blog, so beloved to us, stands out. Separate from all the other blogs out there. It is one thing to clock ten years. There must be plenty of blogs created before 19th July 2008 and still active. But I wonder how many of those have posts almost EVERY SINGLE DAY day since then. And if they do, I am almost sure they must be commercial blogs, run for profit. By probably an army of people dedicated to the job. In comparison, here it is very different.

We have Atul – who started this blog purely as a labour of love. To this day, even ten years later, it remains that. Yes, he’s helped by Sudhir ji now (and that’s a huge help!) but it’s still one hell of an ask to keep posting every single day. But they do it – Atul and Sudhir ji. The rest of us, Atulites, enjoy the blog, discuss songs, write posts at times (cough, cough!) – but it is basically run by Atul and Sudhir ji.

The most amazing thing about this is that they are both very busy people otherwise – so they have plenty to do, even apart from taking care of this blog. And like I’ve said many times before, every post involves a certain degree of effort. There’s no compromise on quality, so it’s not just a hurried hashed job for the sake of posting something. No compromise on accuracy, whether in the lyrics or in the post itself. If it means needing to listen to a song umpteen times (and Atul has done that), so be it! And apart from the post, there are the other features – the analysis, statistics. All of this demands time too. And besides what we see, they are always working on something in the background.

And oh, I forgot to mention, there’s always the risk of infrastructure failing – whether a power failure, or internet connectivity issue. Over these ten years Atul has been posted in multiple towns – each with its infrastructure challenges. When I consider all this, I can only say that it takes a very special level of love and dedication to HFM to be able to achieve so much, with all constraints and demands on their time.

I would also like to compliment and congratulate not just Atul and Sudhir ji, but everyone who has been part of this wonderful journey, in any capacity. There have been many – some stalwarts too (I shall not take names, we all know who they are 🙂 ) – who have contributed to this blog immensely.

Thanks to this blog, we have all come together, from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds – but with music as our common love and bonding factor. Without this blog, that would not have happened.

Of course, on such an occasion, it is normal to also reflect on the journey. My mind goes back to that first song , posted on 19th July 2008. “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li” – Rafi Saab’s divine voice, meaningful lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, composition by Roshan. This song started the journey.

My comment appears on 21st July – so two days later. That is because I got to know about the blog only then. Atul and I were part of this cricket forum – both of us share this interest too, apart from music. Although the forum was primarily meant for cricket discussion, we would discuss a lot of other stuff too – mostly fun stuff. Given our interest, we naturally discussed songs too.

Atul and I (and a few others) would post songs on the forum every now and then. Atul had a thread ‘train songs’, I had a thread ‘songs that inspire me’ and so on.

Around this time Atul started a blog to discuss some of his experiences – I remember him blogging about Binaca Geet Mala, and the famous Jaimala programme of Vividh Bharati. Then one fine day, Atul announced on the cricket forum that he had started a new blog for songs. This announcement was on 21st July 2008 – I promptly visited the blog. Read the post, listened to the song – and left a comment. Shalini, another friend on the forum, also was one of the earliest visitors and commenters on the blog.

At that time, the intention was only one song a day. Which explains the blog name.

But of course, with one song a day, you would not get very far even in ten years. And our thirst wouldn’t get quenched. 🙂

In those early days, I used to give Atul a lot of farmaishes. He was obviously posting songs of his liking – I liked them too, but I had so many other songs that I wanted to see on the blog. So I used to send him requests – lists of 10 songs at a time. Not necessarily very famous songs – I remember even giving a farmaish for “Paape Na Sharma” (film ‘Sagaai’, 1966) – a song I distinctly remember from my childhood.

Around that time, Lalitha also joined in. She was a regular commenter – and would give her farmaishes too. For a while, I felt less guilty – I wasn’t the only one making demands on Atul. Poor Atul! He had started with the intention of posting one song of his choice every day. And here he was, trying to cater to long lists of farmaishes – many probably not even songs of his choice. Yet, he didn’t complain (“Aah Bhi Nikle To Ye Pyaar Ki Rusvaai Hai” ?). He tried gamely to post them all – and possibly realized that at one song a day, it wasn’t going to be feasible.

After a while (I don’t know when – Atul would know the exact dates), he switched to multiple songs a day. That was a big boost for thirsty people like me. 🙂  He kept making improvements to the blog. One feature after another. Statistics. Anniversary page. At that time it was totally a one-man show. He somehow managed to keep posting everyday. The write-up was entirely his at the time.

Then, one day, he asked me if I would do a write-up. I was a bit nervous – but said ok. That was the start for me – this is my 201st post. In these 200 posts, I’ve had the opportunity to pay tribute to several artistes on their birth/death anniversaries or blog landmark occasions – all thanks to Atul.

The blog itself now covers 14500+ songs – I would say it is the richest, most composite, repository of HFM on the internet, especially if you consider that it includes many obscure songs, and is a package of lyrics, video/audio AND a write-up for every single song posted. In any case, we are not in competition with anyone – like I’ve said before, this is a labour of love. We keep building the repository – and the process itself is an enjoyable one. For me personally, this blog has enriched my knowledge of HFM SO much I cannot begin to explain in words. I have discovered SO many gems only through this blog.

And oh, the knowledge of Atulites here! I feel SO humbled. I know nothing, and am happy to learn more from our inhouse encyclopaedia, Arunji. Or Sadanandji, whose knowledge is also immense. And others too. The important thing I realize is that I will not get this information anywhere else on the internet – it is in their heads, often coming from a book or an interview or article ages ago. The internet is not as complete (or even as accurate) a source as many think. We need to keep adding new (accurate) content to it.

And this blog is doing a great job in this respect. Even the comments section are a treasure house of trivia and rare information. For example, when Arunji discusses a song from a film, he doesn’t talk only about the film. He talks about the circumstances in which the film was made, the times, the background of the artistes, director, producer and so on. That gives a very different, and much-enriched, perspective of the film. And this, I feel, is something very special on this blog. It is not merely a song video/audio/lyrics effort. There’s a story behind it that brings the song and film seemingly to life.

And I just love those stories. 🙂

Apart from the blog itself, there is the ecosystem that has got created around it. All the people who came together because of the blog but are now good friends, part of whatsapp group and so on. Some of us have met each other too. Music bonds anyway – and this blog has taken the bonding to a different level. And being part of this journey from day one has been an absolute privilege for me. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and cherish every moment.

Talking of the journey brings me to the song for this post. This is from Jawaab (1970). The lyrics have been provided to me by Avinash ji. When I told him I was planning to do a write-up on this song, he immediately offered to provide me with the lyrics – in English and Devanagari. He is so passionate about this blog, and so helpful – thank you SO much, Avinash ji.

I have picked this song for two main reasons. First, I wanted a fun song to reflect a fun occasion. Secondly, and probably more importantly, some of the lyrics completely resonate with me.

zindagi wo kya
na pyaar jis mein ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

How absolutely true! What is life without love in it? And indeed, the journey of life is made enjoyable, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey. Otherwise it would be a lonely journey.

The same is totally true of this blog. The journey, now of ten years, has been made thoroughly enjoyable, certainly for me, thanks to the presence of friends on this journey.

And

baant na lein kyon aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai

Also true. We share good and bad times, as we go through this journey. So I felt this song suits this occasion very well.

As for the picturisation, I quite like the zany dancing of, then Jumping Jack, Jeetendra. Even by his crazy standards, some of the moves here are of a different level. Leena Chandavarkar too, probably trying not to be outdone, comes up with some moves of her own. All in all, a totally fun song which I am sure most people will enjoy.

Thanks for reading this post – and once again, congratulations to everyone who has been a part of this journey.

mazaa safar mein hai

Yes, indeed. 🙂

Song – Zindagi Wo Kya Na Pyaar Jis Mein Ho (Jawaab) (1970) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

ho jaa ho jaa aye dil
kisika ho jaa aa
kisika ho jaa aa
jahaan bhi dekhen aankh ki masti
kho jaa aa
naadaan kho jaa aa
hai pyaar ki fursat kitni
bas raat jawaan hai jitni
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
baant na le kyun aapas mein
jo dard jigar mein hai
zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai

sehmi sehmi kyun hai dhadkan dil ki
main naa jaanoon
pad na gayi ho aankh kisi qaatil ki
main naa jaanoon
jab chal jaata hai jadoo
phir dil par kaisaa kaaboo
o ho ho ho o o o
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
hothon par bhi le aao
jo baat nazar mein hai

zindagi wo kyaa
na pyaar jismen ho
saath agar ho saathi dil ka
mazaa safar mein hai
akele tum ho
akele tum ho
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele ham hai
akele tum ho
akele ham hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो 
अकेले हम है
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

हो जा हो जा अय दिल
किसी का हो जा आ
किसी का हो जा आ
जहां भी देखें आँख कि मस्ती
खो जा आ
नादान खो जा आ
है प्यार कि फुर्सत कितनी
बस रात जवान है जितनी
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
बाँट न ले क्यूँ आपस में
जो दर्द जिगर में है
ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं

सहमी सहमी क्यूँ है धड़कन दिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
पड़ न गयी हो आँख किसी कातिल कि
मैं ना जानूं
जब चल जाता है जादू
फिर दिल पर कैसा काबू
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
होठों पर भी ले आओ
जो बात नज़र में है

ज़िंदगी वो क्या
न प्यार जिसमें हो
साथ अगर हो साथी दिल का
मज़ा सफ़र में हैं
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले तुम हो
अकेले हम है
अकेले हम है


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