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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16499

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) was one of two movies that were released on 15 August 1975. “Sholay”(movie 1975) was the other movie. In the earlier weeks, “Sholay”(1975) was receiving lukewarm response from audience, and their makers were very nervous. After a few days of anxiety, the crowd suddenly began to rust into the movie halls screening “Sholay”(1975), much to the relief of their makers.

On the other hand, “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) began to attract house full audiences from the very first day. Unlike Sholay(1975) it was a low budget movie and it began to show profits as soon as it became clear that the movie would not be taken off after one week but would go on and on. There were many places where this movie ran longer than Sholay. In Ranchi, Sholay ran for 14 weeks whereas Jai Santoshi Ma ran far longer.

The music of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became very popular. By now the songs of this movie have become a part of many Indian househlds. This movie is the highlight in the careers of Usha Mangeshkar (as a playback singer) and C Arjun (as a music director). Kavi Pradeep, a lyricist extraordinaire of religious and patriotic songs, got to pen the kind of lyrics he so enjoyed.

“Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) had six songs, including one multiple version song. All songs have gone on to become all time hit songs.

The blog has five of them. Here are the details:-

Song Date of posting (Post number) Remarks
Main to aarti utaaroon re Santoshi maata ki 18 August 2013 (8551)
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan 11 December 2017 (13802) Multiple version song- Two versions
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa 11 December 2020 (16089)
Madad karo Santoshi maata 28 May 2021 (16388)

Only one song is left to be covered. Here is that final song. This song is sung by Manna Dey. This is a song of “Hausla afzaai” for Kanan Kaushal, who falls into hard days (as is customary in a a devotional movie. 🙂 )

Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is cpmposed by C Arjun.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the six songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

This song is the 200th song of Kavi Pradeep in the blog as a lyricist.

Video

Audio

Song-Mat ro mat ro aaj Raadhike (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mat ro o o o
mat ro o o o
mat ro o o

mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
sun le baat hamaari ee
tu sun le baat hamaari
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

bharat ki naari ki aankhen
sab aankhon se nyaari ee
sab aankhon se nyaari
uske har aansoo mein jhalakti
pyaar ki ik phulwaari ee
pyaar ki ik phulwaari
aasha ki dor se baandh le beti
ee ee ee
jeewan ki laachaari
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

apne man mein diyaa jalaa ke
kar le ujaala gori ee
kar le ujaala gori ee
dil ke upar patthar rakh le
ronaa hai kamzori ee
ronaa hai kamzori
chupke chupke dukh sehne ki
ee ee ee
tu kar le tayyaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o

kiska chalaa hai zor bhaagya par
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa aa
rakh tu hari pe bharosaa
har jeewan thaali mein prabhu ne
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa aa
dukh bhi yahaan hai parosaa
pataa nahin kis bhes mein daata aa
kar de madad tumhaari ee
jo dukh se
jo dukh se ghabraa jaaye
wo nahin hind ki naari
wo nahin hind ki naari
mat ro o
mat ro o
mat ro o o
mat ro mat ro aaj raadhike
ae ae ae


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Blog Day :

4744 Post No. : 16471

“Yaar Mera”(1971) was produced by Raja Ram and Satish Wagle and directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, Ashok Bhalla. etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered :-

Blog post number Song Date of posting
8694 Dil ki kitaab kori hai 13 September 2013
15882 Darr lagey to gaana gaa 12 September 2020
16162 Hari Om Hari Om Hari Om 15 January 2021
16321 Haay kuchh aisi adaa se wo mera yaar chala 15 April 2021

Here is the fifth and final song from “Yaar Mera”(1971). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as an archtypical Helen cabarat dance song that we are so familiar with. One can see Jeetendra, Manmohan and others in the picturisation as well.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the songs of “Yaar Mera”(1971) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio (Longer)

Video (Partial)

Song-Husn waalon ke panje mein aa (Yaar Mera)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

husn waalon ke panje mein aa
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aaa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

kya jaane kyun tu
ghabraa gaya hai
dil hi to dil se ae
takraa gayaa hai
kya jaane kyun tu
ghabraa gaya hai
dil hi to dil se
takraa gayaa hai
aisaa sitam kya huaa aa
haan
aisaa sitam kya huaa aa aa haa
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

raaton ki jagmag jitni suhaani
utni ghazab ki meri Jawaani ee
raaton ki jagmag jitni suhaani
utni ghazab ki meri jawaani ee
yaaron se dil to lagaa aa
yaaron se dil to lagaa aa aa aa
husn waalon ke panje mein aa aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa

ye gori gori chamkeeli baahen
inko samajh le jannat ki raahen
ye gori gori chamkeeli baahen
inko samajh le jannat ki raahen
baahon mein aaja zaraa
haan
baahon mein aaja zaraa aa aa ho o o
husn waalon ke panje mein aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
husn waalon ke panje mein aa aa
ke ho jaaye tujhko pataa aa
hmm mm
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao
kya kya hotaa hai
raat ke andhere mein
myaao


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Blog Day :

4706 Post No. : 16411

Hullo Atuldom

“Mehrban” (1967) as spelt in the titles of the movie was an AVM (Madras) production written and directed by A. Bhimsingh. It’s cast was headed by Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt and had Ramesh Deo, Shyama, Ashim kumar, Jayanthi, Shashikala, Bharathi, Mehmood, Soodesh Kumar and Sulochana Latkar. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Rajinder Kishan and Ravi was the music director. The movie had seven songs of which the blog has the following two.

Song Date of posting
Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam 21 January 2013
Mera gadha gadhon ka leader 9 December 2016

As we can see this movie last made its appearance in 2016 with a wonderful post by Rajaji who was pushed to write by Avinashji. Infact, for the both songs posted, Avinashji was the lyrics contributor.

The 2013 post had a brief synopsis of the movie. It equated the movie to the 1990 David Dhawan directed Rajesh Khanna- Govinda starrer “Swarg”. I happened to see “Mehrbaan” recently and realised that the similarity is limited. Yes, Rajesh Khanna played the rich-man in “Swarg” similar to Ashok Kumar’s character in “Mehrban”. Govinda played the orphan who is devoted to the family similar to Sunil Dutt’s character in “Mehrban”.

The variations in the 1967 movie is that the wealthy couple Shanti Swarup (Ashok Kumar) and Parvati (Sulochana) have three sons and two daughters in addition to being the adoptive parents of Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt). (In “Swarg” the wealthy couple are childess) They also bring in Laxmi (Nutan) whose parents were known to them and who die leaving Laxmi to fend for herself. So, as we can see it is a full house. That gives the story all kinds of good, bad and ugly characters which helps the writer to gives us a three-hour long movie with lots of ‘rona-dhona’ ‘kasam khana and khilana’ etc. i.e. a highly emotional movie. The end is predictable in that all the family members come together and live happily, once again.

Just remembered another variation between “Swarg” and “Mehrban”. In “Swarg” Krishna (Govinda) becomes rich by acting in movies, buys back the property of his ‘sahabji’ (Rajesh Khanna) and teaches the errant brothers a lesson or two before bringing them back to apologise for all the wrongs that they have done. Kanhaiya of ‘Mehrban’ doesn’t wait to earn riches before coming back to set matters right in the adoptive family. Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt) has Laxmi (whom he marries before being sent away from the home by Sulochana) for support whereas Krishna does it with the help of his friend ‘Airport’ (Satish Kaushik).
Also, in ‘Swarg’ Sahabji’s wife dies of shock and in ‘Mehrban’ Shanti Swarup dies leaving his wife to the mercy of his ungrateful children.

‘Swarg’ was said to be a remake of ‘Mehrban’ which itself was a remake from the 1960 Tamil hit ‘Padikkadha Medhai’ (Uneducated Genius) which in turn was a remake of the 1953 Bengali movie ‘Jog Biyog’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. So, that means this story will hold good in any time and age.

We are revisiting this movie today with a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi but (surprise) it is not a romantic song. In fact, the movie doesn’t have any romantic song, in the true sense of the term. There is a Lata Mangeshkar solo which has Nutan pacifying a sad Sunil Dutt. This song relates the story of Shanti Swarup to his grandchildren.

This is one of five movies where Nutan and Sunil Dutt played the lead. As I was looking up the anniversaries tab of the blog I found that the birth-dates of the two were one day apart. I wondered what scenario it would have been, back then, when the shooting of the movies were on. Nutan would have turned 85 on 4th June and Sunil (birth-name Balraj) Dutt would have been 92. Just a passing thought, their sons are actors too and have acted together in a few movies.

Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song, which turns out to be a multiple version song, were sent by Avinash Scrapwala long ago.

Duet version


Rafi solo version

Song-Ek raaja ki sun lo kahaani (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Duet version
——————————

ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
kahin haathi na ghode na sena koi
na kahin thhi koi rajdha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

teen bete thhe aankhon ke taare
bade pyaare pyaare
dilon ke sahaa..aa..re
woh thhe raja ke anmol moti
nigaahon ki jyoti
thhe maa ke dula..aa..re
palkon ki chhanv mein guzra tha bachpan
masti mein doobi jawa..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ek aisa magar din bhi aaya
jisne raja ko nirdhan banaya
ho gaye khaali saare khazaane ae
haaye kaisa ye andher chhaaya

woh jo bete thhe aankhon ke taare
raja rani ke dil sahaare
kaam aise mein woh bhi naa aaye
chhupte phirte the aankhen churaaye

aaram ke saathi kya kya the
jab waqt padha toh koi nahi
dhan daulat ke sab rishtey hai
dhan rooth gaya toh koi nahin
kaun girte ko deta sahaara
woh raja bechaara
thaka aur ha..aa..ra
sochta thha kahaan hai woh moti
woh aankhon ki jyoti
bane jo saha..aa..ra
raja to chup chaap peeta tha aansoo
chup chup ke roti thi ra..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
kaam magar ek chaakar aaya
ek bhola insaan wahaan thha
bachpan se mehmaan wahaan thha
usne jiske tukde khaaye
sada usi ke paanv dabaaye
un bedardon ki mehfil mein
ek wahi hamdard bacha thha
lekin maalik ko kya deta
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha

apne malik ke kadmon mein ro ro ke
khush hota charan uske dho dho ke
apna tan man nichhavar woh karta raha
ek ishaare pe malik ke marta raha
hai kahaani magar baat kal hi ki hai
na samjhna ise tum pura..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

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Rafi solo version
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Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

Pehle rehte the saagar kinaare
Ab samaaye dilon mein hamaare
Yaad unki rahegi jahaan mein
Jab talak hai ye chaand aur taare
Jo naa mitaaye mitegi kisi se
Chhodi hai aisi nishaani

Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani


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Blog Day :

4676 Post No. : 16353

“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this philosophical song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


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Blog Day :

4654 Post No. : 16321

Today (15 april 2021) is the 99th birth anniversary of Hasrat Jaipuri (15 April 1922 – 17 September 1999).

Hasrat Jaipuri penned over 1000 songs in Hindi movies from 1949 (“Barsaat”) till 2004 (Hatya: the murder ).

Majority of Hasrat Jaipuri songs were with Shankar Jaikishan. Most of them have already been covered in the blog. We need to look at movies of 1970s to come up with Hasrat Jaipuri songs penned for Shankar Jaikiszhan.

“Yaar Mera”(1971) one of the few movies that still offers us opportunity of discuss Hasrat Jaipuri songs composed by Shankar Jaikishan,

“Yaar Mera”(1971) was produced by Raja Ram and Satish Wagle and directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. The movie had Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, Ashok Bhalla. etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. This fourth song is sung by Rafi. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan,

The song is picturised as an eve teasing song where Jeetendra is seen making passes over Raakhi.

I have mentioned in the past that picturisation of such eve teasing songs followed a certain pattern. The lady would be seen taking serious exception throughout the song, only to relent during the penultimate line of the song. But things were seemingly becoming more liberal by 1971. Here Raakhi is seen responding to the advances of Jeetendra from the second stanza itself. Times they were a changing in HFM, as we can see from this picturisation. 🙂

Lyrics of the song were sent to my by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Haay kuchh aisi adaa se wo mera yaar chala (Yaar Mera)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa
Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Gussa karta hai to
Kuchh aur sanwar jaata hai
Gussa karta hai to
Haaye
Kuchh aur sanwar jaata hai
Khud bakhud phool sa
Chehra bhi nikhar jaata hai
Badgumaan ho ke mujhise mera dildaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Hamne dekhi na kahin
Haaye
Aisi gulaabi aankhen
Hamne dekhi na kahin
Haaye
Aisi gulaabi aankhen
Maikadaa jhoom uthhe
Hai aisi sharaabi aankhen
Dard jo dil ka mitaa de wahi gamkhwaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa

Peechhe mud mud ke mujhe
Dekhe hi chalaa jaata hai
Peechhe mud mud ke mujhe
Haaye
Dekhe hi chalaa jaata hai
Pyaar aata hai mujhe
Jitna bhi wo tarsaata hai
Mera qaatil
mera imaan
Mera sansaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa
Haaye kuchh aisi adaa se
Wo mera yaar chalaa
Har taraf shor huaa
Maar chalaa
maar chalaa
Wo chalaa
wo chalaa
Haaye wo chalaa


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Blog Day :

4652 Post No. : 16318 Movie Count :

4431

The song under discussion is from “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971). “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) was produced by S J Rajdev and directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Sargam Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Sushma, Ashish Kumar, B.M. Vyas, Padma Rani, Shabana, Uma Dutt, Azad, Shery Mohan, Arvind Pandya, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shri Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Maya, Shobha, Suman, Prem Lata, Daya Devi, Rajeshwari Rao, Haroon, Prince Arjun, Kiran Kumar, Dalpat Bhai etc in it.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by R. Priyadarashi. Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu. Lyrics of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

Lyrics of the song as well as details of the movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, with the request that- “Kindly introduce the movie with your writeup please, as I am not good when it comes to writing about mythology. Please.

While making the above request, he assumed that I can write about mythology. In reality, I know even less about this topic. Whatever litle I knew about this topic was from my voracious reading of children’s magazines like Chandamama, and also reading of Geeta Press Gorakhpur religious publications during my younger days. I have already forgotten most of that.

I in fact, learnt something new from the email of Avinash Scrapwala. I realised that there is a Navratri during Durga puja of october November and also another navratri in the summer season. The summer season navratri is called Chaitra navratri and it marks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year.

Today marks the beginning of Hindu calendar year Samvat 2078. This is Vikram Samvat (Vikram calendar), which, we can see is 57 years ahead of Gregorian calendar (the one that is commonly followed by most people). However India adopted Shak Samwat (Shak Calendar) as Indian calendar which has the same months as Vikram calendar but it started in 78 AD, unlike Vikram Samwat which started in 57 BC. Official Shak calendar is tied to the Gregorian calendar. It begins on 22 march, and on Gregorian leap year it begins on 21 march.

Chaitra is the first month of Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar year. This year this day falls on 13 April. Chaitra navratri begins from this day. This time it is from 13 april to 22 april.

Like during the october-november Navratri, the chaitra navratri too is observed by praying to different avatars of Goddess Durga during the nine days of the festival. These avataras, that are worshipped on the nine days are:-from day one to day nine-Maa Shailputri, Maa Brahmcharini, Maa Chandraghanta,Maa Kushmaanda,Skandmata, Maa Katyayani, Maa Kaalraatri, Maa Mahagauri and Maa Sidhhidaatri.

The festival marks the beginning of the spring season and it ends with Ram Navami or the birthday of Lord Rama.

This new year day is celebrated in different parts of the country by different names viz. Gudi Padwa (Maharashra, MP,Chattisgarh), Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Puthandu (Tamilnadu), Vishu (Kerala), Bihu (Assam), Poila Baisaakh (Bangal), Baisaakhi (Punjab) etc.

Just imagine for a second. All these regions of India, located far far away from each other, have been celebrating their new year on this same day for many centuries! It means that all these diverse places, separated by vast distances have been culturally integrated for many many centuries ago ! How else do you explain the fact that all these regions celebrate their new years on the same day ! I notice that I have stayed in almost all the above mentioned regions of India and I have observed this new year celebrated in almost all its different forms. 🙂

Religious minded people use this occasion for pooja, archana, aradhana etc, whereas cultural minded people celebrate it through songs and dances. Vigorous Punjabi dance on this occasion is well known to most people. Personally I am a big fan of Bihu dance that I saw getting performed on this occasion, during my stay in Assam two decades ago. These festivals also have much to offer to those who look forward to sweets and pakwaans. 🙂

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had six songs (including one five-part song). All the songs of this movie were written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi.

The list of the songs given in HFGK is as follows;

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Jai devi maata, jai nau durgaa maata Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherji, chorus
02 Sansaar ki kaisi reet hai …sachchaayi roye duniya mein Asha Bhonsle
03 O raaja aa jaa na mere paas Asha Bhonsle
04 Aao suhaag ki raat manaa le… tumhaare sang jeenaa thha Asha Bhonsle
05 (a) Nij janm bhoomi dharti maa ko naman-part-1
(b) Hari bhari brajbhoomi seenchti sadaa
(c) Kaam krodh mad lobh moh kitnaa hi zor lagaaye
(d) Paap taap santaap jhoothh ki ek na chalegi
(e) Teerath teerath mandir mandir jo ghoome din raat
Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, chorus
06 Maa Paava gadh thhi ootaryaa mahaakaali re (garbaa)

When I first looked at the name of the movie and the lyrics of the song, and looked at the request of Avinash scrapwala regarding this being a song for the occasion, my first impression was, how can it be. It is a song fit for Durga puja. Then, on doing some research, that I have presented above, I found out that there is something known as Chaitra Navratri and that it is a festival like the Navratri of Dashara, and that this song is actually tailormade for the occasion. Now I have realised that the world “Nav Durga” that we often come across is not “nav Durga” but “nau Durga” viz. “nine Durga”, and it refers to the nine forms of Durga.

The song plays in the background at the credits appear on the screen. The lyrics of this song mentions all the nine forms of Durga.

This shows that the makers of movies like this were very well versed with Indian mythology and they could make movies on such topics. The lyricists of the songs of such movies had indepth knowledge about the subject as we can see from the lyrics of this song, which comes from the pen of B D Mishra. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, “Sampoorna Devi Darshan”(1971) makes its debut in the blog. 1971 saw 115 movies getting released. This movie is the 106th movie of 1971 to find representation in the blog.

We this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year and chaitr navraatr.

Let us now listen to song devoted to Maa Durga, the Goddess who is worshipped during this Chaitr Navraatr.


Song-Jai devi maataa Jai Nau Durga Maataa (Sampoorna Devi Darshan)(1971) Singer- Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – B D Mishra, Music – S N Tripathi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

jai devi maata aa
jai nau durga maata aa
janani jai ho teri
amar tera naata aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

pehla hai swaroop
shail putri maata
hai shail putri maata
jo inke gun gaataa
sukh sampatti paataa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe ae

dooja hai swaroop
bramhchaarini maa aa
hai bramhchaarini maa
bramhroopini tu hi
paap haarini maa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

teeja hai swaroop
chandraghanta maata
hai chandraghanta maata
tujhko paa ke man ka
andhiyaara jaataa aa
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chautha hai swaroop
kushmaandaa maayi
hai kushmaanda maayi
inse hi ban jaata
jeewan sukhdaayi
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

pancham roop anoop
devi skandmaata
hai devi skandmaata
trigun tritaap vinaashini
tribhuvan ki praata
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

chhanthvi katyaayani
maayi taaran haari
maayi taaran haari
poojen brahma vishnu
poojen tripuraari
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

saantvin ye mahagauri
aathvin kaalraatri
hai aathvin kaalraatri
nauvvaan roop hai tera
maayi siddhidhaatri
jayo jayo maa jagdambe

nau durga ki aarti
jo koyi gaave
ye jo koyi gaave
kahe shivanand swami
jag mein sukh paaye
jayo jayo maa jagdambe


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Blog Day :

4640 Post No. : 16300

The musical bandwagon may be moving slower now a days, but it is moving on nevertheless. Everyday sees at least one post in the blog. The last DOT day for the blog was on 25 december 2019 (4177th day for the blog). Since then, the blog has added at least one song every day for the last 563 days.

Today is 4640th day for the blog. On this day we achieve yet another landmark figure, viz post number 16300. In other words, we complete the 163rd century for the blog today. It works out to an average of 28.5 days for one century. So by the time our moon completes one rotation of the earth, the blog completes one century of songs. 🙂

Here I have likened the progress of the blog to moon. But in the past, I have likened the blog to a bandwagon. And on other occasions, I have likened it to a train as well. 🙂

Come to think of it, trains fascinate us nearly as much as Hindi movie songs fascinate us. Trains in fact fascinate Hindi movie makers also. And so we find trains playing important roles in many Hindi movies. Many songs in these movies take place on trains.

When I checked up, I realised that the blog has just over one hundred train songs already. We have 102 rail related songs in the blog so far.

If one thinks that all these rail related songs have been covered by me ( a Railwayman myself), you cannot be more wrong. Most regular contributors of the blog have contributed to this impressive catalog of rail songs in the blog. Just take a look at the chart here to see the contributions of rail related posts and lyrics by our regulars :-

Contributor Number of Articles Lyrics Remarks
Atif M 2 Post no. 6157 and 6286
Ava Suri 2 Post no. 8536 and 14992
Arunkumar Deshmukh 6 Post no. 7670, 8255,9709,10742,10960 and 14578
Avinash Scrapwala 3 1 + 2 (Devnagri) Post no. 16069,16134 and 16135 Both Lyrics for posts 13964 and devnagri lyrics for 14903
Bharat Upadhyay 1 Post no. 11305
K Satish Shenoy 1 Post no. 14486
Khyati Bhatt 2 Post no. 5248 and 7450
Mahesh Mamadapur 1 Post no. 11226
nahm 2 Post no. 7676 and 9898
Nitin Shah 5 Lyrics for Post no. 5753,5791,8732,9606 and 10817
Pamir Harvey 1 Post no. 8160
Peevesie 1 Post no. 5756
Peevesie’s mom 4 Post no. 7564,8867,11717 and 16141
Prakashchandra 10 Lyrics for Post no. 5039,6447,6579,6705,6782,6871,8626,8865,10051 and 12828
Raja 2 Post no. 3161 and 13374
Sadanand Kamath 1 Post no. 7053
Satyajit Rajurkar 1 Post no. 9325
Sudhir Kapur 10 1 Post no. 3900, 3988,7368,8537,9561,9973,10729,11111,13929 and 15551. Lyrics for post number 3486

What an impressive collection of Rail related songs by our regulars.

Some of these songs have doubled up as blog century posts as well. Here is the list of Rail songs that have been used as blog century posts :-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Date of posting
2000 Dhak dhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re Dilruba(1950) 27 september 2009
2700 Jeewan hai ik sapnaa madhur suhaanaa sapnaa Honeymoon (1973) 30 july 2010
3500 Main hoon jhum jhum jhum jhum jhumroo Jhumru (1961) 4 February 2011
3900 Ye hai jeewan ki rail Mehlon Ke Khwaab 17 may 2011
15800 Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aanaa Fifty Fifty(1950) 12 August 2020

I have decided to use another Rail song as this blog century song. I had a good number of Rail songs to chose from. Avinash Scrapwala, one of the bigger Railway fans among the regulars, had sent me several rail related lyrics and he keeps reminding me about them periodically. I have chosen one of those lyrics for this post.

This song is from “Naach”(1949). “Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

This rail song from “Naach”(1949) is sung by Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and an unknown male voice.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement which has kept this musical labour of love to keep rolling on and on without any stoppages. Here is hoping that we will countinue to keep arriving at many more milestones during our musical journey.


Song-Chhak chhak chali hamaari rail (Naach)(1949) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lata Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, Md-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane ae ae
Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane

Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane ae ae
Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane
Kismet se hi hote hain ji
Bichhdon ke phir mel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai
gore haathon ne banaayi
gore haathon ne banaayi
Kunwaara bhi khaaye to
Mil jaaye lugaai
Mil jaaye lugaai
Poochhlo ise
Isne parson hi khaayi
Parson hi khaayi
Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai

Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re

Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Gaadi jaldi jaldi khench

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————–

छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने ए ए

लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने
कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने ए ए

कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने
किस्मत से ही होते हैं जी
बिछड़ों के फिर मेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल

मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
कुंवारा भी खाए तो
मिल जाए लुगाई
मिल जाए लुगाई
पूछलो इसे
इसने परसों ही खायी
परसों ही खायी
मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई

बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे

गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गाडी जल्दी जल्दी खेंच

छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल


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Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16255

“Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) was directed by Jawar N Sitaraman for Gemini Productions, Madras. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Biswajeet, Tanuja, Shashikala, Jagirdar, Aseem Kumar, Abhimanyu Sharma, Gopal Krishnan, Sharad Kumar, Lalita Kumari, Praveen Pal, Sarita Devi etc in it.

This movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Date posted
7185 Mil ley mil ley mil ley 1 December 2012
8756 Mewa ghareebon ka tere mere naseebon ka 2 September 2013
15269 Insaanon ne paise ke liye aapas ka pyaar mitaa daala 25 October 2019
16242 Jaane kyun baar baar baar mera dil 2 March 2021

The movie had lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi and music by Ravi. Today(8 march 2021) is Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth anniversary and Ravi’s ninth remembrance day. On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) to appear in the blog.

Only the audio seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapala.

ith this song, all the songs of “Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) have been covered and the movie thus gets YIPPEED in the blog.

With this song, Ravi unnoticeably reaches 500 songs mark in the blog as a music director.

Audio

Song-Tu bhi number ek hai pyaare main bhi number ek (Paisa Ya Pyaar)(1969) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

aley ae
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

dharti maa
aakaash pitaa
aur ham sab beti bete ae

phir kyun ek footpath pe soye
ek mahlon mein lete ae
dharti maa
aakaash pitaa
aur ham sab beti bete ae

phir kyun ek footpath pe soye
ek mahlon mein lete
ab sab ek banenge
jaise
ham tum ho gaye ek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

la la la laa la laa aa
la la la laa la laa
ho ho ho ho ho
ahaa haa haa haa

jinki moti tondey khaa gayin
duniya bhar ki rakme ae

samjhe thhe wo chor ke
ham hai un logon ke haq mein
arey jinki moti tondey khaa gayin
duniya bhar ki rakme ae

samjhe thhe wo chor ke
ham hain un logon ke haq mein
hamne aisi suyee chubhoyi
kar diyaa tond mein chhed

tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
he he he he he he he
aley

poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

arey
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

jinki sochen boodhhi
aklen andhi
shaklen bhaddi

kehte thhe ham jisko chaahen
de den desh ki gaddi ee
jinki sochen boodhhi
aklen andhi
shaklen bhaddi

kehte thhe ham jisko chaahen
de den desh ki gaddi
nayi nasl se takkar le li
kar baithhe mistake

aley
mistake
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

arey
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

thheek nishaane par yoon maaraa
hamne apnaa golaa aa

poonchh dabaakar bhaag gayaa
maidaan se munh hi kaalaa
thheek nishaane par yoon maaraa
hamne apnaa golaa aa

poonchh dabaakar bhaag gayaa
maidaan se munh hi kaalaa
haath se haath miley ab
yaani hand se hand ho shake
siyaawar ramchandra ki jai

ale
pawansut hanuman ki jai
?
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek


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

Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16252

Today is the 8th of March.
A date that has an immediate connect with those who love Urdu poetry, and lyrics of Hindi films.

They celebrate it every year as the birth anniversary of one of the giants of 20th century Urdu poetry, and easily one of the most highly regarded lyricists the Hindi film industry has known.

I’m talking about Sahir Ludhianvi, of course.
He is right up there as one of the greatest – and I don’t think anyone disputes this.

It’s no secret to those who have read my previous posts here that I’m a massive fan of Sahir. I’ve written many posts on him here – on practically every birth and death anniversary of his. And even some in between.

And yet today is an extra extra special day.

For it’s not just another birth anniversary of his – it is his birth CENTENARY.

Yes, he was born on 8th March 1921 – in other words, exactly 100 years ago.

I need to take a deep breath here to take in this occasion.

What a momentous one it is!

I suppose a centenary is also an opportunity to take a step back and look at what the person’s influence has been over the period in question.

And that is what I hope to do a little bit of here in this post.

Sahir passed away in 1980 – he was only 59 at the time.

But what a life!

Like Lincoln supposedly said “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”.

Sahir lived a life that influenced not only people during his lifetime, but is also inspirational for people, like me and many others, 40 years after his death.

(I hope you can hear this from up there, Sahir saab!)

To understand the influence of Sahir, we need to look at him as more than just a poet.
There were poets before him – and there have been poets after him too.
In his own words, “mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye” and “kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunne waale”.
And it’s true.
And mind you, they have all, in their own ways, been fabulous too.
We should not demean any of their poetic abilities.

And yet where Sahir stands out, even while being exceptional as a poet, is in being exceptional in speaking out against power and oppression.

No one, NO ONE, did it as well as Sahir.
Or as frequently.

And for that, Sahir is in a league of one.

He exemplified the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” better than any other poet I know, post-independence, with his poetry repeatedly exposing the hypocrisy in Indian society, and the ills prevalent across various sections of it. He railed against patriarchy and misogyny, against capitalists exploiting labour, against the government silencing dissent.

How can you NOT love such a person?

It all probably started early in Sahir’s life, when, having to choose between his rich father and his suffering mother, he chose the latter.

Maybe that was the trigger for him for the rest of his life, because he always spoke up for the poor, the underprivileged, the oppressed, the marginalized.

Of course there’s more to Sahir than just this.
He had amazing variety too.
Romantic songs. The songs of Hum Dono, Taj Mahal, Gumraah, Humraaz, Shagun and Waqt come immediately to my mind.
Philosophical songs. Main zindagi ka saath, aage bhi jaane na tu, mann ri tu kaahe na dheer dhare, kabhi khud pe…
Bhajans. Aan milo aan milo Shyam saanvre , Allah tero naam and tora mann darpan kehlaaye come to mind.
Qawwalis. Songs of Barsaat Ki Raat and Taj Mahal, for example.
Songs on mother-child relationship – Mujhe Jeene Do, Dhool Ka Phool and Trishul, among others.
Pure fun, zany songs. Sar jo tera chakraaye, aye meri topi palat ke aa.

Each one a gem.

And yet, as I look back on this centenary occasion, it is Sahir’s songs that speak of society, and speak TO society, that I would consider as his most significant and lasting influence.

Without them too, he would be a GREAT poet, no doubt.
But with them, he elevates himself from being just a great poet, to being a decent and conscious human being.

And that to me is far more important than anything else.

So let’s quickly run through some of his poetry where he talks about, or, to, society.
There are many songs of course, but I’ll just mention a few here.

Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke – Pyaasa (1957)
Ye mehlon ye takhton – Pyaasa (1957)
Saathi haath badhaana – Naya Daur (1957)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko – Sadhna (1958)
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Wo subah kabhi to aayegi – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Cheen-o-Arab hamaara – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Khuda-e-bartar – Taj Mahal (1963)
Na munh chhupa ke jiyo – Humraaz (1967)
Ponchh kar ashq apni aankhon se – Naya Raasta (1970)
Samaj ko badal daalo – Samaj Ko Badal Daalo (1970)

Sahir’s lyrics for such songs were piercing – they went straight to the heart.
It was as if he was pouring out his agony, venting his frustration at society. Showing it a mirror, exposing its hypocrisy.

For example, these seemingly innocuous lines (Sadhna-1958):

kaho jee tum kya kya khareedoge
yahaan to har cheez bikti hai

mohabbat bechti hoon main
sharaafat bechti hoon main
na ho ghairat to le jo
ki ghairat bechti hoon main

Powerful.

Of course, it was not always doom and gloom in his lyrics.
Even while he was critical of society and its ills, he also wrote uplifting lyrics, with hope in them.
Like na munh chhupa ke jiyo , ponchh kar ashq, wo subah kabhi to aayegi mentioned above.
So it’s a combination of frustration and hope – which is probably a pretty accurate representation of his own personality. 🙂
Sahir was himself known to be fairly moody – cheerful one moment, morose the next.

I can keep on and on about Sahir and his songs – I haven’t even scratched the surface.
I haven’t even talked about gems like “pyar par bas to nahin” – Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). But then, one really can’t do justice to Sahir in one post.

So I’m going to force myself to move on – and get to the song for this post.

Before I get to the song, one other thing.

Today, the 8th of March, is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.

It is such a coincidence that both Sahir’s birth date and this date are the same.

Or was it pre-ordained in a sense, because if there was one person who regularly spoke up for women, their rights, how they’ve been oppressed, it was Sahir.

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko from Sadhna-1958 is of course one of Hindi cinema’s classics. I’ve heard this song many times – and every time it gives me a punch in the gut.

But there were other lesser-known songs too.

And this song which I’m posting today is in that category.

It is from Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982).

Since Sahir passed away in 1980, I’m presuming this was one of his last few songs.
Or maybe he had written this earlier, but it got used only later in this film.

Anyway, as usual, it is Avinashji who has helped me with this.
He sent me the lyrics – and, considering it is Sahir’s Day AND Woman’s Day today, it seems to be just the right song for the occasion.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment about the situation, but the words of the song are powerful – and typically Sahir.

As usual, he talks about exploitation of women in Indian society.
And he references often to Seeta to bring home his point.
How women even today have to go through Agni Pariksha like Seeta had to.
How every woman is expected to just accept oppression without protest.
How even Seeta, who accompanied Ram during his exile, had to listen to his admonition of her.
How a woman can be expected to save herself in a world that has been created for man.
How, when even Ram could be influenced against Seeta, what hope for mere mortals?
How it is the lot of women like Seeta to be born in every era only to bear the burdens of this world.

I must admit the lyrics are very depressing.
Possibly some of the most depressing I have ever come across.
And I’d really like to think the lyrics are also highly exaggerated, and this isn’t today’s reality anyway. After all these lyrics are from more than 40 years ago, and a lot has changed since.

Or has it?

Yes, on one level, it has.
Many more women are better off today than they were 40 years ago.
More educated, more independent.
And yet, most of these are probably from middle- or upper classes of society.
(And even amongst them, there are many horror stories that don’t come to light).
But beyond these, there are many millions of women in India for whom life is a daily struggle.
From the moment they wake up early in the morning, to the moment they finally go to sleep that night, it is a day of just work, work and work. Women are taken so much for granted that society expects nothing less from them.
A woman just relaxing or enjoying herself is a rare sight – it almost seems out of place.
And so many women (especially among the poor) have sadly internalized this lifestyle of struggle, so they think it’s the most normal thing to do.
And I haven’t even talked about women’s safety here – that’s another minefield of a topic where, thanks to men, women don’t feel safe at all anytime during the day, every single day of their lives.
As a man, enjoying freedom that I take for granted, I just cannot imagine how it must be to live like this. All one’s life.

So yes, LOTS to think about.
And LOTS of work to do.
And the ball is in the court of MEN, not WOMEN.
For the simple reason that the cause of the problem is MEN, not WOMEN.

So then I think, however depressing the lyrics of this Sahir song are, are they more depressing than the actual lives of many women in India?

Anyway, this is supposed to be a day of celebration – I do not want to spoil the mood.
And yet, I cannot pretend – so if you don’t mind, I’d like it to be treated as a day of reflection for men too. Sahir would’ve liked that.

Thank you, Sahir saab, for your searing poetry. And for always standing up for the oppressed, and raising awareness on the right issues.
It is entirely our failing as a society that we have failed to make the lyrics you wrote all those decades ago irrelevant.
They are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.

And on that extremely sobering note, let me now end this post.
Thank you for reading.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Seeta ke liye likkhaa hai yahi (Jiyo Aur Jeene Do)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chup chup apni jaan pe sah jaa aa aa
Duniya ka anyaay
Koyi nahin is dharti par
Jo tera dard bataaye

Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

Gairon ke kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Gairon ke ae kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Jis Raam ke sang ban ban bhatke
Us Raam ki bhi dutkaar sahe
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti ki tarah har bhaar sahe
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Purushon ki banaayi duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Purushon ki banaayi ee duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Jis zahar se Raam ka man na bachaa
Us zahar se kya insaan bache
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Us reet se kaise jaan bache
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

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

Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Jeete ji kasht uthhaana
Marne pe sati kahlaana hai
Marne ae pe sati kahlaana hai
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Yoon hi ye katha dohraana hai
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चुप चुप अपनी जान पे सह जा आ
दुनिया का अन्याय
कोई नहीं इस धरती पर
जो तेरा दर्द बटाय

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

गैरों के कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे
गैरों के ए कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे ए
जिस राम के संग बन बन भटके
उस राम की भी दुत्कार सहे
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती की तरह हर भार सहे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

पुरुषों की बनायी दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
पुरुषों की बनायी ई दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
जिस ज़हर से राम का मन न बचा
उस ज़हर से क्या इंसान बचे
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
उस रीत से कैसे जान बचे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
जीते जी कष्ट उठाना
मरने पे सती कहलाना है
मरने ए पे सती कहलाना है
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
यूँ ही ये कथा दोहराना है

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही


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Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 02
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Saahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary
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It is Sahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary on 08/03/2021 and I have the good fortune of writing for the last remaining song/snippet from ‘Pyasa’ 1957 to post on this occassion. There is no better showcase then the musical canvas of this classic film, I could not ask for a better opportunity. Thank you Avinash ji for giving me this gift.

It is arguably the best of Sahir, among the very best of S. D. Burman and most intense music score by him. It was Rafi sahab’s voice that becomes the poet and the poet becomes a Rafi personified because of the voice over in playback, in romance, in confusion, in jest, in irritation, in poetic narration, in bitterness, inebriation, in rebellion, and in cursing. Sahir made the so-called curse words in urdu palpable in poetry.

This is the list of all songs of “Pyaasa(1957)” already posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila 21 April 2009
Ham aapki aankhon mein is dil ko basaa den to 10 september 2009
Aaj sajan mohe ang lagaalo janam safal ho jaaye 25 October 2009
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai 26 September 2009
Sar jo tera chakraaye yaa dil doobaa jaaye 27 September 2009
Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain 16 October 2010
Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni 5 October 2011
Rut phire par din hamaare phire na 13 January 2012
Tang aa chuke hain kashmakashe zindagi se ham 17 January 2012
Ye hanste huye phool ye mehka hua gulshan 8 June 2017
Peechhe peechhe duniya aage aage hum 9 July 2017

S. D. Burman was never averse to having both Lata and Asha Bhonsle sing for his song, but they are conspicuously absent in this music score. Geeta Dutt is singing for both Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha in this film.

My post on Sahir Ludhianvi’s remembrance day in 2020 is for the song where I have highlighted the effect of Iqbal on the Sahir and his poetry. This blog is one of the widely followed and read serious blogs on film music, and I thought, the aficionados of Sahir’s poetry would have some opinion to put forward, regarding my theory which I gave in that post.

I am reproducing a brief intro of Sahir from the book “Yeh un dinon ki baat hai” by Yasir Abbasi :

“Talkhi (bitterness) entered Sahir’s life early when his father chose to name him Abdul Ha’ee purely to spite a nieghbour. With a troubled childhood behind, he was still in his early 20’s when he stormed the literary arena with his first collection of poems, Talkhiyaan(1944). Films beckoned with Aazadi ke rahh par (1948), but it was with Naujawan and Baazi (both in 1951) – that he arrived with a bang. Widely regarded as the finest lyricist to grace Hindi cinema, he scaled dizzying heights with Pyaasa (1957). He was always vociferously critical of any kind of oppression, and in his indictment of social ills, he spared no one – be it the society(Aurat ne janam diya – Sadhna/1958), a bygone emperor (mere mehboob kahin aur – Ghazal/1964) or God (aasman pe hai khuda – Phir subah hogi/1958). Yet the same man could stir up romance like no one else when he wrote Abhi na jaao chhod kar (Hum dono/1961) or kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai (Kabhie kabhie/1976). Temperamental but absolutely sublime at his craft, Sahir Ludhianvi elevated the lyricist in hindi films and raised the bench mark to a level that a few could touch.”

I have no arguments with the above introduction, but to add a few more dimensions in the expressing the intricacies of human relationship and romantic entanglements, Sahir’s intro is incomplete without these songs:

1. Tum agar mujh ko na chaaho to koyi baat nahin
2. Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen
3. Zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat
4. Jo baat tujh mein hai teri tasveer mein nahin

There are many more, but the above should give a fair idea of the term ‘absolutely sublime’ in the above intro.

One more small para in the same book, an absolute gem, is this:

Aisa mehsoos hota hai ki Sahir ne apni shakhsiyat ka saara gudaaz shai’ri mein bhar diya hai aur sha’iri ki saari jaaduiyat apne khat-o-khaal mein jazb kar li hai. Aaine se aaina-gar ka ubharna lateefa hi sahi lekin Talkhiyaan ka mutaal’aa keejiye to uss ke musannif ki rooh bolti dikhaayi degi – musannif se baatein keejiye to ma’aloom hogaa aap us ki nazmein padh rahe hain.

Here is a list compiled by Avinash ji of the songs/films of the team of SDB and Sahir.

S.no. Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Baazi 1951 8 8 8
2 Naujawan 1951 7 7 7
3 Sazaa 1951 1 1 1
4 Jaal 1952 8 8 8
5 Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11 11
6 Armaan 1953 8 8 8
7 Baabla 1953 6 6 6
8 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 8 7 7
9 Shahenshah 1953 9 9 9
10 Angaarey 1954 10 10 10
11 Radha Krishna 1954 2 2 2
12 Taxi Driver 1954 8 8 8
13 Devdas 1955 10 10 10
14 House No.44 1955 8 8 9
15 Munimji 1955 7 7 7
16 Society 1955 8 8 8
17 Funtoosh 1956 8 8 9
18 Pyaasa 1957 11 8 12
Total 135 134 140

The list ends abruptly in 1957, as the association between Sahir and SDB ended soon after the master piece Pyaasa.

Rafi sahab’s association with both these geniuses continued independently till the end of their lives. Here is their tally in the blog:

Name No of songs in the blog No of songs in the career
S. D. Burman 641 87 movies (666)
Sahir Ludhianvi 652 724

All the available songs by Rafi sahab under S. D. Burman are already posted in the blog. A few more Rafi songs written by Sahir remain to be posted.

Video


Song-Gham is qadar badhe ke main ghabra ke pi gaya (Pyaasa)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

gham is qadar badhe
ke main ghabraa ke pee gayaa
is dil ki bebasi pe taras khaa ke
pee gayaa
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ग़म इस क़दर बढे
के मैं घबरा के पी गया
इस दिल कि बेबसी पे तरस खा के
पी गया
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…


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