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

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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“ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें और गोरा गोरा चेहरा

vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

Wow and wow, what a song. Same story, same pattern – production house is obscure, film is obscure, actors not so well accepted as grade A material, music director not so well recognized as top of the line. And that is where we find some the most titillating gems of music. Under different circumstances, this song could have been top of charts. E.g. if this song was performed on screen by, say, Shammi Kapoor, well then it would have been treated as a hit, and would have found its place in the listings of timeless classics of Rafi Sb’s fun songs.

But alas, same story. Production banner is SB Films, Bombay. Music director is C Arjun. Ah yes, it is a Sheikh Mukhtar film, but the lead pair is Sujeet Kumar and Kum Kum. In all likelihood, on screen, it is Sujeet Kumar piling on epithets and superlative, one on top of the other, in his effort to serenade Kum Kum. Given the cast of actors, this seems to be the most likely scenario.

Rest of the cast includes familiar names like Jayant, Mehmood, Mukri, Helen, Neelam, Ramlal, Sheila, Mirza Musharraf, Latif etc. The lyrics are written by Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The film is directed by Harsukh Bhatt. And so, given all the demographics of this film, the distributors, the film critics and the audience decide to keep this film away from mainstream popularity, and this song away from gaining distinction.

The film makes its debut on our blog today. With a name like ‘Lamboo In Hongkong’, and a ‘Sheikh Mukhtaresque’ appeal, the film was already destined to be, well, obscure. But after listening to this song, now I am very keen to listen to the rest of the songs of this film.

It goes without saying that this is Rafi Sb at his best. The opening lines are rendered so wonderfully – no music, no rhythm, no percussion – just the voice of Rafi Sb. And if you are not aware, you will miss the fact that there is no music. That is the attractive beauty of his singing.

The manner in which he renders the punch line – “vagairah, vagairah,  vagairah“, is completely ‘paisa vasool’. And even in the rest of the lines of the song, there is such an upbeat abandon and happiness that characterizes the tone of this song. So clearly, the singer is living the emotions that the words are trying to convey. Listen and enjoy this wonderful gem of a Rafi Sb song.

Song – Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra (Lamboo In Hongkong) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

bijli mein shokhi hai lekin
shaan nahin hai
phoolon mein rangat hai lekin
jaan nahin hai
jaan nahin hai
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

hai nadiya ki chaal se achhi
chaal tumhaari
ghaayal karti dil waalon ko
surat pyaari
surat pyaari
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

o mehbooba
is duniya mein
laakh haseen hain
ek se badh ke
ek yahaan par
maahjabeen hain
maahjabeen hain
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

बिजली में शोख़ी है लेकिन
शान नहीं है
फूलों में रंगत है लेकिन
जान नहीं है
जान नहीं है
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

है नदिया की चाल से अच्छी
चाल तुम्हारी
घायल करती दिलवालों को
सूरत प्यारी
सूरत प्यारी
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ओ महबूबा
इस दुनिया में
लाख हसीं हैं
एक से बढ़ के
एक यहाँ पर
माहजबीं हैं
माहजबीं हैं
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 12
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‘Sajni’, a 1956 black and white social film was produced under the banner of Golden Pictures, Bombay by Isabel Cliford and PR Patkar. The film was directed by Vasant Rao Painter. The music, the main highlight off the film, was by the great Sudhir Phadke (popularly known as “Babuji’) with the assistance of Shri Jog.

The star cast according to HFGK includes Sulochana, Anoop Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Sapru, Krushna Kumari, Maruti, Gope, Nimbalkar, Mashelkar, Anand Tiwari, Shardul, Bhiku Deulkar, Thakkar, Mantri, Shailesh, Neela and Master Pakku.

The film had six songs, all by Swar Samragni Lata-ji, whose Birthday we are celebrating today, four solos and two duets with MD Sudhir Phadke ji himself. One duet was written by Nakhshab and the rest five songs were by the great poet Pt Narendra Sharma.

Coming to the superb song, it is such a beautiful haunting melody in Yaman Raag, which will linger in your mind for a long long time after listening to it.  One of the most beautiful songs from the team of Lataji, Sudhir Phadke, and Pt. Narendra Sharma, though “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke” from the same artistes is more famous in comparison (no doubt, that one is a masterpiece too). This sublime song, is also a masterpiece, soulfully sung by Lataji.  Indeed, this song is a musical treat for all of us, the lovers of good music.

Akroor ji, the messenger of King Kamsa, has come to Gokul to fetch Krushn to Mathura.  Knowing that Krushn is to go away the next morning, the pain in the hearts of Gopis is superbly described by the poet in this divine song.

Music director Roshan (another great MD) wrote somewhere about this song:

“Sublime, magical, spellbinding… and divine, these are some of the words that come to mind for this masterpiece. What a wonderful gift to the listeners from Lataji, Sudhir Phadke, and Pt. Narendra Sharma. Lataji has done complete justice to the words so characteristic of songs based on Krishna and virah ras and to SP’s delicate tune. Truly, a soulful rendition from her.”

My personal request to all Atulites is to listen carefully to the pathos-filled words and the soulful suitable music more than once. I am sure, if you follow the meaning of the lyrics, you are sure to moist your eyes.  After that, you have earned my special thanks too.

From my side, I wish Gaan-Saraswati  Lata Didi, to enjoy many years of well-deserved healthy and happy life.


Song – Ja Re Chandr’ Jaa Re Chandr’ Aur Kahin Jaa Re (Sajni) (1956) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, MD – Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re
ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

brindaban soona hai
soona mann mera
bidhnaa kuchh aisee kar
kal na ho savera
jharte nayan
bharte nayan
doob rahe taare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

nayan neer
mann mein peer
itni si kahaani
hai ye preet
reet sakhi
pehle kyun na jaani
kal ki sun kal na parey
vikal mann pukaare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re…

pran harey
kaan parey
murali dhun aali
mohan mann naam sakhi
mohan vanmaali
kaise rahe praan
rahe jab na praan pyare
gokul se krushn chandra
jaayenge sakaare
ja re chandr ja re..

ja re chandr
ja re chandr
aur kahin ja re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे
जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

बृंदावन सूना है
सूना मन मेरा
बिधना कुछ ऐसी कर
कल ना हो सवेरा
झरते नयन
भरते नयन
डूब रहे तारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

नयन नीर
मन में पीर
इतनी से कहानी
हाय ये प्रीत रीत सखी
पहले क्यूँ ना जानी
कल की सुन कल ना परे
विकल मन पुकारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

प्राण हरे
कान परे
मुरली धुन आली
मोहन मन नाम सखी
मोहन वनमाली
कैसे रहे प्राण
रहे जब ना प्राण प्यारे
गोकुल से कृष्णचंद्र
जाएँगे सकारे
जा रे चंद्र जा रे

जा रे चंद्र
जा रे चंद्र
और कहीं जा रे


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“Anand Math” (1952) was a Filmistan Production. It was directed by Hemen Gupta. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Ajit, Pradip Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, S. L. Puri, Jankidas, Ranjana, Murad etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it according to HFGK. Details of records of seven songs are known. Remaining two songs were there only in the movie version and their records were not made.

As many as eight songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the ninth and final song from “Anand Math”(1952) in the movie. This is one of the two songs whose records were not made and it is there only in the video of the movie.

According to HFGK, this song is sung by Hemant Kumar, Geeta Dutt and chorus. But listening to the song, one notices that this song is sung only by Hemant Kumar. So the entry in HFGK is required to be corrected.

HFGK mentions that lyrics of this song are taken from Sanskrit poetry treatise “Geet Govind”, which was written by great Sanskrit scholar mahakavi Jaidev around 900 years ago (circa 1200 AD).

I am unable to identify the actors visible in the picturisation except Pradeep Kumar. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.
[Note: The two horsemen are Pradeep Kumar and Sudesh Kumar. On foot, it is Prithviraj Kapoor and Bharat Bhushan.]

Music of this song is composed by Hemant Kumar.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics, wherever applicable.

With this song, “Anand Math”(1952) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Translation notes by Sudhir.

dheere sameere, tatini teere
basati baney barnaari

On the banks of the river
There lies in faint, an eminent lady
Whose life breath is very low

dheere = slow
sameere = life breath; प्राण वायु
tatini = river
teere = on the banks of
basati = there is; there lies
bar-naari = eminent lady (bar = श्रेष्ठ)

maasur dhanurdhar, gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari, tatini teere sukumaari

O bearded archer(s)
Proceed there without delay
On the banks of the river
There is also a child girl
In extreme distress

maasur = bearded
dhanurdhar = arhcer, soldier
gaman = go; proceed to
vilamb-ganam = without delay
ati = extreme
vidhura = in distress, miserable
sukumari = girl child


Song – Dheere Sameere Tatini Teere (Anand Math)(1952) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Mahakavi Jaidev, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm mm mm
hmm hmm mm

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari..ee
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari
tatini teere sukumaari

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam
ati vidhura sukumari
tatini teere sukumaari

dheere sameere
tatini teere
basati baney barnaari
basati baney barnaari
maasur dhanurdhar
gaman vilam-ganam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम
अति विधुरा सुकुमारी
तटिनी तीरा सुकुमारी

धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम
अति विधुरा सुकुमारी
तटिनी तीरा सुकुमारी

धीरे समीरे
तटिनी तीरे
बसती बने बरनारी
बसती बने बरनारी
मासुर धनुर्धर
गमन विलम-गणम


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Genius of Jaidev – 53
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1971 colored social film ‘Ek Thi Reeta was produced by International Films, Bombay and was directed by Roop K Shorey. I am not repeating the star-cast as they were presented in all earlier six songs.

There were five lyricist, Sarshar Shailani (4), Prem Jalandhari (3), Vikal Saketi (1), Anjaan (1), Naksh Layalpuri (1) and one unknown writer for an English song. Music was by Jaidev, assisted by Gyan Varma.

Six songs out of eleven from the film are already discussed in this musical Blog and this one, sung by Asha is the seventh one, being presented.  I still have two more songs by Asha, that will follow. (Hari Ichchha permitting) I am unable to trace the English song and one solo by Sarla Kapur. (Main to usi se karungi naina chaar)  If some researcher Atulite find any of the two, even in audio format, I will try to complete all the songs (but Dilli door hai…).

Somehow, in mu opinion, today’s song does not have that typical Jaidev stamp and I have not been able to enjoy it as much as I should have. I would very much like to read other listener’s opinions.

Translation Notes (by Sudhir):
The lyrics in this song contain some lines and phrases that are a throwback on Punjabi. I am giving below a brief explanation of the same.

duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
(The people in) this world are all crooks covertly, silently within their hearts.
‘chup chupeeti’ = covertly, clandestinely, secretly

utton hor te vichchon hor
They seem one thing visibily, on the surface; but are very different within.
‘utton’ = visibly, on the surface
‘vichchon’ = internally, on the inside

andar se hai duniya paapi, upar se aene keeta shor
All are sinners on the inside, but make of lot of noise (about righteousness, propriety) on the outside.

 


Song – Duniya Chup Chupeeti Chor (Ek Thi Reeta) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Sarshar Sailani, MD – Jaidev
Chorus

Lyrics

duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
utton hor te vichchon hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

yahaan do din ka bachpan
aur do din ki jawaani hai
do din ka bachpan
do din ki jawaani hai
zara socho to
zara socho to samjho
char din ki zindgaani hai
char din ki zindgaani hai
na jaane toot jaye kab…
na jaane toot jaye kab
tumhaare saans ki ye dor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

aaa aaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaa

udaa lo mauj kar lo aish
bhar lo jholiaan apni
bhar lo jholiaan apni
jamaa lo rang apna
aur manaa lo holian apni
manaa lo holiaan apni
tumhaare sar pe chhaai hai…
tumhaare sar pe chhaai hai
gunaahon ki ghataa ghanghor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

chhupe kab tak rahoge
tum zamaane ki nigaahon se
tum zamaane ki nigaahon se
ganeemat hai ke ab bhi
baaz aa jao gunaahon se
baaz aa jao gunaahon se
andheri raat ke parde se..ey..ey
andheri raat ke parde se
phootegi suhaani bhor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
utton hor te vichchon hor
vichchon hor te utton hor
andar se hai duniya paapi
upar se aene keeta shor
duniya..aa..aa
chup chupeeti chor
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya..aa..aa

duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya..aa..aa
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­
duniya chup chupeeti chor­­­­

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

यहाँ दो दिन का बचपन
और दो दिन की जवानी है
दो दिन का बचपन
दो दिन की जवानी है
ज़रा सोचो तो
ज़रा सोचो तो समझो
चार दिन की ज़िंदगानी है
चार दिन की ज़िंदगानी है
ना जाने टूट जाये कब॰॰॰
ना जाने टूट जाये कब
तुम्हारे सांस की ये डोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

आs आsss आsssssss
आss आsss आssssssssss

उड़ा लो मौज कर लो ऐश
भर लो झोलियाँ अपनी
भर लो झोलियाँ अपनी
जमा लो रंग अपना
और मना लो होलियां अपनी
मना लो होलियां अपनी
तुम्हारे सर पे छाई है
तुम्हारे सर पे छाई है
गुनाहों की घटा घनघोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर

छुपे कब तक रहोगे
तुम जमाने की निगाहों से
तुम जमाने की निगाहों से
गनीमत है के अब भी
बाज़ आ जाओ गुनाहों से
बाज़ आ जाओ गुनाहों से
अंधेरी रात के पर्दे से॰॰ए॰॰ए
अंधेरी रात के पर्दे से
फूटेगी सुहानी भोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
उत्तों होर ते विच्चों होर
विच्चों होर ते उत्तों होर
अंदर से है दुनिया पापी
ऊपर से एने किता शोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया॰॰आ॰॰आ
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर
दुनिया चुप चुपीती चोर


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

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 35
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इकतारा बोले॰॰॰ तुन तुन
क्या कहे ये तुमसे॰॰॰ सुन सुन
बात है लंबी मतलब गोल
खोल ना दे ये सबके पोल
तो फिर उसके बाद
इकतारा बोले॰॰॰ तुन तुन

There is an interesting aside related to this iconic song from the 1970 film ‘Yaadgaar’. This song was originally written as a romantic song with the lines

रात अकेली साये दो
हुस्न भी हो और इश्क़ भी हो
तो फिर उसके बाद

It was selected by Manoj Kumar for his seminal classic ‘Upkar’. Eventually, this song somehow could not be fitted into the storyline. The song remained in suspended state, till Manoj Kumar revived it three years later, got it modified into a song of social messaging, and included it in his film ‘Yaadgaar’. After spending two and a half decades practically in the wilderness in the industry, here came the first major super hit for the song writer. This surely must be a record of some sorts.

We shall talk of another special and unique record by this artist, in a while. But before that, let me invite you all and congratulate you for the 124th century of our blog. We are now eight years in the running, and passing through the 9th. The numbers and averages are now a matter of some standard calculations. Nowadays, the regulars are not so enthused by the regular century markers (‘yawn…’). Especially since we passed the 10K milestone. Since then, the major events have been the 11K and the 12K stations. And the tastes are changing too. The century milestones seem tasteless, and uninteresting. Instead, in recent times, there is a ton of interest around the peculiar and the seemingly unremarkable, which of course turned out to be events of keen anticipation, as well as unexpectedly remarkable. Ah yes, I am talking about the recently passed “artificial” milestones (as Atul ji likes to call them) – the post nos. 12345 and 12357. In fact, on the way, we missed some interesting dates, as pointed out by dear Avadh Lal ji. This month i.e. September of 2016 is a very interesting month. After a long time we have a month in which the month number and the year number are perfect squares. And then what does this do to some days in this month. Yes, you guessed it right. Some days in this month are perfect squares. E.g. 4th September, 2016, written as 4-9-16 – you see, each number is a perfect square of the numbers 2, 3 and 4; three numbers in perfect ascending order. The last such date was 1st April, 2009 i.e. 1-4-9. So, in fact we missed an opportunity, enormously significant, because it will never, never, ever occur again – the three numbers in the date being perfect squares of numbers in ascending order, (unless of course someone dares to change the calendar to have at least sixteen months). Ah but, yes, I digress. But again, before I get back to the point, just so you know, tomorrow will be 25-9-16. Not in order, but a date with all numbers that are squares, the last such date for the next nine years (1-1-25).

OK, ok, I get back to the point. Yes, 124th century. That is twelve thousand and 400 songs. I know many of us would be keeping tabs, but just the same. The visitor ticker is just about 50 thousand short of the 8.5 million mark. The blog is going great guns. And the entire team is to be congratulated for that.  A couple of posts back, Atul talked about the slow pace at which we are making progress. But he also added that this circumstance will be changing shortly.

And the celebration for today. It is the century post for the songwriter Verma Malik. A little before I wrote that it took him more than two and a half decades to trump up a super hit song to his credit. The scenario on the blog does not seem to be different either. The first post of this enigmatic lyricist came as far back as 2nd September, 2008 (“Wo Pari Kahaan Se Laaun”, from ‘Pehchaan’, 1970). That is a little over eight years now. Eight years that this gentleman took to complete his first century on the blog. Maybe unlucky, but also very doggedly persistent, and eventually successful, remarkably. Just like in real life.

He was born Barkat Rai Malik, on the day of Baisakhi, 13th April, 1925, in Ferozepur (Punjab). Another one of those well known but unsung artists about whom not much information is available anywhere. There are references to him being active in the independence movement and writing songs of patriotic fervour. He got a break in writing songs for films with the help of his friend and mentor, Hans Raj Behl. He gave him his first break as a lyricist for the Punjabi film ‘Lachhi’ (1949). The same year, the same friend got him a break in Hindi films, with the film ‘Chakori’. And this friend also gave him a suggestion to change and shorten his name. ‘Barkat Rai Malik’ may not cut much ice with a lot of people. So, at this advise, he shortened his name to Verma Malik.

The first part of his career in Hindi films is the dullest and the most disheartening, if ever there was. Starting in 1949, for the next one dozen years, he could barely manage 49 songs in 24 films; doing just about 4 songs a year. What a life of struggle it would have been for him. As I scanned the list of his songs from this stretch, the only memorable one that I can identify is the famous Talat Mehmood song, “Aaye Bhi Akela, Jaaye Bhi Akela”, from the film ‘Dost’ (1954).

And then, as if this beating by destiny was not serious enough, he passes through another phase, another six years, and no work at all, to his name. After the film ‘Saaya’ in 1961, he has no work in films till 1967. The personal situation literally was that “utensils from the kitchen had to be sold” – ‘बर्तन बिक गए’. In fact, it is on record that he even made an attempt to change his profession, and tried his hand at garments business. But nothing seemed to work in life. And yet, destiny was not yet done with him. Starting with the year 1966-67, his stars began to rise once again.

Through his friends, especially Hans Raj Behl, he got to a meeting which turned the tide in his life. He had gone to Famous Studios to meet with director Mohan Sehgal. The meeting did not happen, but chance that day led him to the door of music director Kalyan ji. Providence had a meeting in store for him. Manoj Kumar was present at Kalyan ji Bhai’s house at that time. The chance meeting turned a new leaf in his life. Manoj was an old friend, and was familiar with Verma Malik’s work, especially in Punjabi films. He asked the down-in-time-and luck songwriter to present something new. Work on ‘Upkar’ (1967) was in progress, and Manoj ji was looking for some more songs for his film. Verma Malik presented the lines, listed at the beginning of this article – “Ik Taara Boley”. Originally this song was intended to be a romantic expression of a lovers’ tryst. Manoj Kumar liked the opening lines immediately and commissioned Verma Malik to do the complete song. But as fortune would have it, the song eventually did not make it to the screen in ‘Upkar’. But later, when the film ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970) was conceived, these lines were adapted into a different mood, and what emerged became the theme song of the film. The song that appears in three or four parts in the film, cumulatively runs for more than eight minutes. It became the signature song of the film, and also, became a super hit popular song that was on the lips of the common man. The second phase of Verma Malik’s career was now ascending.

When the luck turns, then other things start to fall in place too. 1967 saw the release of ‘CID 909’ and in 1968 came ‘Dil Aur Mohabbat’, both having music by OP Nayyar. The former had the song “Nadi Ka Kinaara Ho, Paani Awaara Ho” and the latter had the song “Aankhon Ki Talashi De De, Mere Dil Ki Ho Gai Chori”. The two songs became immediate hits. And then followed ‘Yaadgaar’ in 1970. Verma Malik was finally on roll.

1970 turned out to be a watershed year for him. Unprecedented in his career thus far, five films with songs written by him came out this year – ‘Pehchaan’, ‘Saawan Bhaadon’, ‘Mujrim’ and ‘Truck Driver’, besides ‘Yaadgaar’. The songs of these films need no introduction. And the icing on the cake was the Filmfare award for best lyrics for the song “Sab Se Bada Nadaan Wohi Hai, Jo Samjhe Nadaan Mujhe” from film ‘Pehchaan’. The tide had truly turned for him.

Let me now tell you about the unique-est record that was created by his songs. In the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s, the most important benchmark of popularity of songs and artists was – yes, Binaca Geetmala. In the entire history of this iconic radio program, there is only one instance in which the top two songs of the year belonged to the same songwriter. In 1975, that credit went to Verma Malik, when the two songs of film ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’, viz., “Baaki Kuchh Bacha To Mehngaai Maar Gai” and “Arre Hai Hai Ye Majboori”, both written by him, topped the Binaca popularity chart. There is no other instance in the entire history of this program. The closest one can compare is for the year 1964, when two songs of the film ‘Sangam’ hit the top two positions simultaneously. Albeit, the two songs were written by different songwriters – “Mere Mann Ki Ganga, Aur Tere Mann Ki Jamuna Ka” written by Shailendra, and “Ye Mera Prem Patra Padh Kar” written by Hasrat Jaipuri. And yes, by the way, on way from ‘Pehchaan’ in 1970 to ‘Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan’ in 1975, Verma Malik picked up another (albeit controversial) Filmfare award, that for “Jai Bolo Beimaan Ki” for the film ‘Beimaan’ in 1972.

The list of songs in this period surely makes a head turning appeal. “Priye Praaneshwari, Hridyeshwari” from ‘Hum, Tjm Aur Who’ (1971), “Jo Tum Hansoge To Duniya Hansegi” from ‘Kathputli’ (1971), “Ladki Chale Jab Sadkon Par” from ‘Seema’ (1971), “Pranaam Karo Is Dharti Ko” from ‘Balidaan’ (1971), “Gaya Bachpan To Aayi Jawaani” from ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein’ (1972), “Ban Ke Dulhaniya Aaj Chali Hoon Main Saajan Ke Dwaare” from ‘Shor’ (1972), “Do Bechaare Bina Sahaare” from ‘Victoria No. 203’ (1972), “Chanda Ki Kirnon Se Lipti Hawaaein” from ‘Intezaar’ (1973), “Balma Hamaar Motor Caar Le Ke Aayo Re” from ‘Anhonee’ (1973), “Raaz Ki Baat Keh Doon To Jaane Mehfil Mein Phir Kya Ho” from ‘Dharma (1973), “Badi Door Se Aaye Hain” from ‘Samjhauta’ (1973), “Hum Bolega To Bologe Ke Bolta Hai” from ‘Kasauti’ (1974), “Sun Baal Brahmchaari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwaari” from ‘Sanyaasi’ (1975), “Tere Ishq Ka Mujh Pe Hua Ye Asar Hai” from ‘Naagin’ (1976), “Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai” from ‘Aadmi Sadak Ka’ (1977), “Chanda Mama Se Pyaara Mera Mama” from ‘Kartavya’ (1979), “Mere Pyaar Ki Umar Ho Itni Sanam” from ‘Waaris’ (1988), and on and on and on – many more can be added to this list.

And to add to the above, he has written songs for 50 Punjabi films, 48 of which celebrated silver jubilees in the regional circuit in North India. Many of his songs of Punjabi films have transcended the label of film songs and have become timelessly popular folk songs. On the Punjabi side of his career, he also has written dialogues and screenplays, and has also composed music for three films.

Verma Malik passed away on 15th March, 2009.

For today’s celebration, I present this very obscure and very rare Asha Bhosle song from the 1959 film ‘Ek Armaan Mera’. The music is composed by SD Batish. A very catchy sound, that has been rendered with such verve and excitement by Asha ji. Listen and enjoy.

[Note: I must thank Harish Raghuvanshi ji, for providing me detailed information and some earlier published articles on Verma Malik. Harish ji’s inputs and the book ‘Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkar’ by Shri Anil Bhargav, are the primary references for the above post.]

 

Song – Dil Aap Ka Daulatkhaana, Jab Chaaho Chale Aana (Ek Armaan Mera) (1959) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – SD Batish

Lyrics

dil aap ka daulatkhaana

dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

na pyaar se hum ko dekho
hum aap se sharmaate hain
hum dil nazraana de kar
aadaab bajaa laatey hain. . .
na pyaar se hum ko dekho
hum aap se sharmaate hain
hum dil nazraana de kar
aadaab bajaa laatey hain. . .
ye waqt hai bada suhaana
le lo ye dil nazraana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

thodi si mohabbat kar len
sarkaar ijaazat de do
aankhon ki pyaas bujha len
ik baar ijaazat de do
thodi si mohabbat kar len
sarkaar ijaazat de do
aankhon ki pyaas bujha len
ik baar ijaazat de do
dil le ke badal na jaana
is dil ko na thukraana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

is dil ko basaa lo dil mein
ehsaan badaa maanenge
kadmon pe jhuka ke sar ko
hum tum ko khuda jaanenge
is dil ko basaa lo dil mein
ehsaan badaa maanenge
kadmon pe jhuka ke sar ko
hum tum ko khuda jaanenge
teri aankehn hain maikhaana
de do bhar ke paimaana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana
jab chaaho chale aana
ik baar mohabbat kar lo
samjho na begaana
dil aap ka daulatkhaana. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल आप का दौलतखाना

दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

ना प्यार से हमको देखो
हम आप से शर्माते हैं
हम दिल नज़राना दे कर
आदाब बजा लाते हैं॰॰॰
ना प्यार से हमको देखो
हम आप से शर्माते हैं
हम दिल नज़राना दे कर
आदाब बजा लाते हैं॰॰॰
ये वक़्त है बड़ा सुहाना
ले लो ये दिल नज़राना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

थोड़ी सी मोहब्बत कर लें
सरकार इजाज़त दो दो
आँखों की प्यास बुझा लें
इक बार इजाज़त दे दो
थोड़ी सी मोहब्बत कर लें
सरकार इजाज़त दो दो
आँखों की प्यास बुझा लें
इक बार इजाज़त दे दो
दिल ले के बादल ना जाना
इस दिल को ना ठुकराना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰

इस दिल को बसा लो दिल में
एहसान बड़ा मानेंगे
कदमों पे झुका के सर को
हम तुमको खुदा मानेंगें
इस दिल को बसा लो दिल में
एहसान बड़ा मानेंगे
कदमों पे झुका के सर को
हम तुमको खुदा मानेंगें
तेरी आँखें हैं मयखाना
दे दो भर के पैमाना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना
जब चाहो चले आना
इक बार मोहब्बत कर लो
समझो ना बेगाना
दिल आप का दौलतखाना॰॰॰


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

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The Voice of Mukesh #70
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This voice has such an alluring appeal. No matter what the song may be, Mukesh ji’s voice has the quality to enliven the song with the depth of his soulful emotion. The words come alive with his rendition. Listen to any of his songs, whether they have been popularized on account of association with successful films and actors, or they belong to obscure, unheard and unsuccessful films. His songs from many such films have remained obscure and unheard. For songs of Mukesh, the unexplored era is primarily in the 1970s.  There still are many songs sung by him, that have to find their place on this blog. Many of them are unfamiliar and obscure, and some are familiar but unheard for long.

Today I present this poignant song of unrequited love – love that is waiting for fulfillment and happiness. The film is ‘Intezaar’ from 1973. The words of this song are written by Verma Malik and the music is from the mind of the old maestro, Chitragupt. The career innings of Chitragupt started in mid 1940s, and lasted for more than four and a half decades. Although lesser in number, we do films with his music, listed well into the 1980s. The last such film probably is ‘Insaaf Ki Manzil’ in 1988. Then, we also see a film listed for 1998, well after his passing away in 1991.

The film is produced under the banner of De-Luxe Films, Bombay and is directed by Mohan Singh Kavia. The cast of actors includes Baldev Khosa, Padmini Kapila, Rakesh Pande, Rinku Jaiswal, IS Johar, Mohan Choti, Lata Arora, Chandrima Bhaduri, Leela Misra, Narmada Shankar, Manhar Desai, and more. On screen, this song is picturized as a background song, as Rakesh Pande and Rinku Jaiswal are seen in the frame, separated by a closed door, but very visibly pining for the other. There is also a child sleeping in the room. I request friends and readers who may have seen this film, to please comment on this situation.

Listen to this tender expression of desires and aspirations seeking fulfilment, and yet, held back by circumstances. There is a certain grace in how the protagonists are holding their emotions, and the words are coming from the background, telling the tale of suppressed sentiments. Listen and enjoy.


Song – Idhar Intezaar, Udhar Intezaar (Intezaar) (1973) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar
jag ki maryada dekho
bani hai deewaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar

thandi thandi aahen aur jalti jawaani
aag se dekho jaise lipta hai paani
thandi thandi aahen aur jalti jawaani
aag se dekho jaise lipta hai paani
ye tanhaai
ye angdaai
ik hai jawaani aur gham beshumaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar

paas reh ke bhi itni hai doori
koi nahin samjhega teri majboori
paas reh ke bhi itni hai doori
koi nahin samjhega teri majboori
zindagi hai teri
raat andheri
rooth na jaaye kahin roop ki bahaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar
tu bhi beqaraar
mein bhi beqaraar
jag ki maryada dekho
bani hai deewaar
idhar intezaar
udhar intezaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार
जग की मर्यादा देखो
बनी है दीवार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार

ठंडी ठंडी आहें और जलती जवानी
आगे से देखो जैसा लिपटा है पानी
ठंडी ठंडी आहें और जलती जवानी
आगे से देखो जैसा लिपटा है पानी
ये तनहाई
ये अंगड़ाई
इक है जवानी और ग़म बेशुमार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार

पास पास रह के भी इतनी है दूरी
कोई नहीं समझेगा तेरी मजबूरी
पास पास रह के भी इतनी है दूरी
कोई नहीं समझेगा तेरी मजबूरी
ज़िंदगी है तेरी
रात अंधेरी
रूठ ना जाये कहीं रूप की बहार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार
तू भी बेक़रार
मैं भी बेक़रार
जग की मर्यादा देखो
बनी है दीवार
इधर इंतज़ार
उधर इंतज़ार



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

An out and out theatre person who seemed to have stepped on to the silver screen by accident. My first introduction to Dinesh Thakur was when I went to see a stage play in Delhi. I was in school, and the book-reading bug had bit me big time. I was devouring books by the dozen almost on a weekly basis. I got introduced to a wide variety of written genres and authors. In the midst of this, one stream was reading stage plays. Of course, started with the Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’ which was part of our English curriculum. I picked up books of plays written by western authors, and then also got interested in reading plays by Indian authors.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

One of the more easily recognizable figures on the Hindi film screen. There are two hallmark identifications, with which we can easily pick out Asit Sen (the actor). The first one is his size. It is remarkable that he maintained his figure through the entirety of his career. One can see him in his earliest appearances in films like ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, playing the role of a seller of sweets and savories, and then also see him in films after three decades – ‘Mera Karam Mera Dharam’ (1987), playing the role of school headmaster. There is no change in his physique. For the number of years one sees him on screen in the same physical dimensions, the thought almost comes into the mind – maybe this is how he was born.🙂
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

In the late 50s and early 60s when I got interested in Hindi film songs, I used to identify the popular songs only with the playback singers who had rendered them. It never came to my mind that I should also know as to who wrote the lyrics and who composed the music for the songs.  In the next stage of my interest in Hindi film songs, I was keen to know as to who composed the music for the songs that I liked very much. It was only when I heard some of the songs from films such as ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Kaaghaz Ke Phool’ (1959), ‘Anaadi’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) etc, I felt that need to know as to who wrote the lyrics of the songs as well.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

… a lilting voice […]
falling softer than petals from blown roses on the grass,
and then lingering on and echoing endlessly…

(excerpted from an article by Anup Kumar Pande, published in the Hindu dated December 17, 2004).

A description more decent, more appropriate, I have not been able to find, or even be able to conjure up. The word ‘grace’, characterizes this persona, in ways more than one. And in all ways, nothing more appropriate would appeal – the ‘grace’ of the Almighty, that was gifted to her; the ‘grace’ with which she carried this gift through a lifetime that can only be described as matchlessly supreme; and the ‘grace’ with which she conducted her life, and herself, in an era wherein being blemish-less is a dream accomplishment.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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