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Blog Day : 4116 Post No. : 15269

Here is that date again.

The 25th of October is a date that many Hindi film lovers, and lovers of shaayari, remember with some pain. For it was on the 25th of October 1980 that one of the tallest figures of the industry, and certainly of the world of poetry, bade farewell to us.

Sahir Ludhianvi.

I’m usually careful with my choice of adjectives, especially when using them in the superlative. But in the case of Sahir, I don’t have the slightest hesitation in saying “one of the tallest”. For he comfortably satisfies this criterion.

There have been more famous figures in the industry.

And there have certainly been more popular and liked figures in the industry. If anything, Sahir, with his uncompromising nature, and and ego and mood to match, wasn’t the easiest person to get along with.

And yet, when it comes to stature, that too in his particular field, Sahir was truly a giant.
Without belittling any of the others who also produced outstanding work in the form of lyrics, Sahir always seemed to be in a league of his own.

They say that an actor is not real – after all, it is his job to act. He is only putting on a show. Which is one reason Kishore Kumar preferred singing to acting. He felt a singer can put his heart and soul into a song, whereas an actor’s job is to pretend.

A lyricist goes a step further than even a singer.

While a singer can put his heart and soul into a song, he does not create it. He only renders it.

The text comes from the lyricist.

And therefore the lyricist has the best chance of putting his heart and soul into his creation. He talks to his audience through his lines. He can use his poetry as an outlet for his thoughts, his feelings, his joys and his frustrations.

And I feel no one did this better than Sahir.

With Sahir, what you saw was what you got.

Sahir was pretty much an open book in terms of his preferences, his likes and dislikes. Nothing duplicitous or fake about him. He had strong views on certain topics, and he had absolutely no qualms about expressing them.

He even got into trouble early in his life with the Government of Pakistan for this reason – and fled Lahore (and thus, Pakistan) to come to India in 1949.

Imagine if this had not happened. Imagine what might have been lost to us.

Whatever issues Indians might have with the Government of Pakistan, I thank the Pakistan Government, on behalf of all Indians, for creating an “enabling” environment for Sahir to move to India. 🙂

And Sahir never looked back.

From “thandi hawayen” (Naujawan-1951), the song that got him noticed, to “pal do pal ka saath hamaara” (The Burning Train-1980), one of the last films for which he wrote lyrics, Sahir was one of the most highly regarded lyricists of his time.

I remember saying this before. When Sahir passed away, I only knew his name as a lyricist. In those days, still a teenager, I had limited knowledge of song details. I’d know the song, and the singer. Yes, some chance I’d know the composer, but unless I’d listened carefully to the lyricist’s name while listening to it on radio, not much chance I’d know the lyricist. In those days, to be honest, I enjoyed songs without knowing whether it was a Majrooh or Sahir or Shailendra or Hasrat Jaipuri song.

With this limited knowledge, I read the obituary on Sahir in the Illustrated Weekly of India in 1980. It was a fairly long obituary, and naturally many of his songs were mentioned.

That was when it hit me.

Oh, “aage bhi jaane na tu” was Sahir’s?

And “ye raat ye chaandni phir kahaan”?

Oh, and “udey jab jab zulfen teri” also?

And “abhi na jao chhod kar”?

And “zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaat ki raat?”

And “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega”?

Oh, and “jeevan ke safar mein raahi” also?

And “tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana le”?

There were many more – and each one was a song I knew, a classic. Yet, such was my pathetic knowledge at the time of who the lyricist was, that I never realized these were all Sahir.

At that time, if you’d asked me to mention a few Sahir songs, I’d have come up with Pyaasa and Kabhie Kabhie songs. These I always knew as Sahir songs. But I am ashamed now to think of how ignorant I otherwise was.

It was only at that moment I realized what a legend Sahir had been. And what the world had lost.

After that, I paid a lot more attention to the lyricist, while listening to songs.

And often it was Sahir.

Much later in life, I read that it was only on Sahir’s insistence that All India Radio itself started mentioning the name of the lyricist also, in its radio programmes.

It was not only the name of the lyricist, but also the lyrics themselves, that I started paying attention to.

And that is when I realized that Sahir’s lyrics were different.

They were deep, they conveyed an emotion that came from the heart – and often a strong emotion at that. They were not the “baith ja, baith gayi, khadi ho ja, khadi ho gayi” types.

If today lyrics are a very big, in fact the biggest, part of my love for a song, it is entirely due to Sahir. I listen to lyrics carefully today – no appreciation of a song is complete for me, without appreciating the lyrics.

Whether Sahir was writing romantic poetry (“abhi na jao chhod kar”) or mocking the government for its failures (“cheen-o-Arab hamaara”), whether he was lamenting the state of society (“jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain”), or trying to uplift those seemingly with no hope (“wo subah kabhi to aayegi”), whether he was exhorting the oppressed to fight for their rights (“ponchh kar ashq” , “na munh chhupa ke jiyo”), or showing a mirror to society about its treatment of women (“aurat ne janam diya mardon ko”), whether he was trying to promote communal harmony (“tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega”), or talking about the futility of war (“khuda-e-bartar”), every single time Sahir’s lyrics tugged at your heart strings.

Not just because the poetry was beautiful and the lyrics powerful (which they absolutely were), but because you could feel that every word was written with heart and soul. No wonder it went straight from Sahir’s heart to our hearts.

You could feel Sahir’s anguish and despair when he says “ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai”. Or his cynicism when he says “aasmaan pe hai khuda aur zameen pe hum, aajkal wo is taraf dekhta hai kam”.

At the same time, you could feel the romance in the air, with “tum agar saath dene ka waada karo” and “parbaton ke pedon par”. Just listen to poetry like “thehre thehre paani mein, geet sarsaraate hain….bheege bheege jhonkon mein, khushbuon ka deraa hai”. Waah!
And “abhi na jao chhod kar”, one of my alltime favourites, and surely one of the most perfect songs ever in every respect.

Sahir’s poetry for the hurt felt by the jilted lover was no less powerful. “Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar milaa”. Or lines like “laut rahi hain meri sadaayen, deewaaron se sar takra ke….haath pakad kar chalne waale, ho gaye rukhsat haath chhuda ke (sad version of in hawaon mein)”. And of course, “chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen hum dono” with lines like “wo afsaana jisey anjaam tak laana na ho mumkin, usey ek khoobsoorat mod dekar chhodna achha”.

Then you have the Barsaat Ki Raat qawwalis. Roshan’s masterpiece “na to karwaan ki talaash hai” merging into “ye ishq ishq hai ishq ishq” is one of the greatest ever compositions in Hindi cinema, with Sahir’s contribution in lyrics being no less significant. With lines like “jo dawaa ke naam pe zeher do, us chaaraagar ki talaash hai”.

I can go on and on. Dharamputra, Taj Mahal, Aaj Aur Kal, Mujhe Jeene Do, Chitralekha, Kaajal, Waqt, Neel Kamal, Humraaz, Bahu Begum, Aadmi Aur Insaan. Each one with memorable lyrics. One of my favourites is “poochhe koi ki dard-e-wafaa kaun de gaya, raaton ko jaagne ki sazaa kaun de gaya…kehne se ho malaal, to hum kya jawaab dein….duniya kare sawaal, to hum kya jawaab dein”.

Although Sahir was less productive in the 70s, he still came up with poetry that reminded us of Sahir of yore. The 70s was a decade where poetry began steadily losing ground to more “chaalu” lyrics. Urdu also began losing ground in the process.

This was a development that Sahir could not prevent, but did leave him disillusioned. His “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon” very correctly represents his then state of mind. He continued to write though, but mostly for the Chopra family’s films, for films like Karm, Trishul, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Kaala Patthar and The Burning Train.

Since Sahir started as a poet, and moved into film song lyrics, the sense of poetry comes across strongly in his lyrics. Much like with Kaifi Azmi.

So much for Sahir’s poetry. No one can do justice to it in one article. I’ve barely scraped the surface.

But what really makes me put Sahir on a different pedestal altogether is not the QUALITY of his poetry, but the CONTENT of his poetry.

Clearly Sahir was a rebel, a non-conformist.

And his poetry often reflected this, since he wrote straight from the heart.

But importantly, he never shied away from expressing his views. He never tried to be politically correct. He showed society a mirror, whether society liked it or not. For example, his line “kaho ji tum kya kya khareedoge, yahaan to har cheez bikti hai” is a much underrated, but powerful, line, in my opinion.

Yes, he railed and ranted – whether it made a difference or not. “Samaj ko badal daalo” he wrote.

Today, 39 years after his death, we are still languishing with most of the ills that existed in Sahir’s time, and which he spoke against.

It is a sad commentary of our times that many of his laments feel just as relevant today as they felt then. Yes, “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne usey bazaar diya” and “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega, insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega” are just as relevant in 2019, as they were in 1958-59.

If Sahir were alive today, he’d probably be writing just as strongly today as he wrote then. The issues haven’t gone, sadly only Sahir has.

That’s a sobering thought.

Now, let’s move on to the song for today.

It’s from the 1969 film, Paisa Ya Pyaar.

As has now become customary :-), the lyrics for this song have been sent to me by Avinashji.

I remember seeing this film as a young boy, but I don’t remember the story now. It was a remake of a Tamil film Panama Paasama, starring Gemini Ganesan and Saroja Devi, which was a pretty big hit at the time. In fact, the name Panama Paasama, translates in Hindi to Paisa Ya Pyaar.

I remember the song “Ber lo, ber lo” was a lift from the very popular “yelantha pazham yelantha pazham” song of Panama Paasama. 🙂

But today’s song is different. It is a typical Sahir song – Insaan ne paise ke liye.

Here, Sahir’s lament is about how money destroys relationships. He talks about how people lose everything, even their own self-respect, for money. He concludes by saying that love is the biggest wealth there is.

The song is sung by Hemant Kumar, music composed by Ravi.

Please do listen.

I’d like to end by saying that Sahir was wrong in one respect.

He wrote

“kal koi mujh ko yaad kare
kyon koi mujhko yaad kare
masroof zamaana mere liye
kyon waqt apna barbaad kare”

Sahir saab, I can only say you grossly underestimated our love and respect for you.

jo aapse mila hai, wo itna hai anmol
roz sunte hain, aap hi ke hum bol
aap ko bhool jaayen, ye mumkin nahin
aap ki yaad na aaye, aisa koi din nahin

Thank you SO MUCH for what you’ve given us, Sahir saab.

And, very importantly, for just being you.

Video

Audio

Song-Insaanon ne paise ke liye aapas ka pyaar mita daala (Paisa Ya Pyaar)(1969) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhainvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics (based on audio link) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa
Hanste baste ghar phoonk diye
Dharti ko narak banaa daalaa

Mitti se nikaala sone ko
Sone se banaaye mahal magar
Mitti se nikaala sone ko
Sone se banaaye mahal magar
Jazbaat ke naazuk rishton ko
Mitti ke taley dafnaa daalaa
Insaanon ne
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Deen aur dharam ko haar diya
Neki ko badi par waar diyaa
Deen aur dharam ko haar diya
Neki ko badi par waar diyaa
Mandir Masjid aur Girjon ko
Bankon ki bhent chadhaa daalaa
Insaanon ne
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Daulat ki hawas mein logon ne
Kya kya na kiya is duniya mein
Kya kya na kiya is duniya mein
Chaahat izzat mehnat gairat
Sabkaa neelaam uthhaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Pyaar apne jagah khud daulat hai
Ye baat na samjhi insaan ne
Pyaar apne jagah khud daulat hai
Ye baat na samjhi ee insaan ne
Kudrat ke banaayi daulat ka
Sikkon mein mol lagaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला
हँसते बसते घर फूँक दिए
धरती को नरक बना डाला

मिटटी से निकाला सोने को
सोने से बनाए महल मगर
मिटटी से निकाला सोने को
सोने से बनाए महल मगर
जज़्बात के नाज़ुक रिश्तों को
मिटटी के तले दफना डाला
इंसानों ने
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

दीन और धरम को हार दिया
नेकी को बदी पर वार दिया
दीन और धरम को हार दिया
नेकी को बदी पर वार दिया
मंदिर मस्जिद और गिरिजों को
बैंकों की भेंट चढ़ा डाला
इंसानों ने
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

दौलत की हवस में लोगों ने
क्या क्या न किया इस दुनिया में
क्या क्या न किया इस दुनिया में
चाहत इज्ज़त मेहनत गैरत
सबका नीलाम उठा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

प्यार अपने जहाँ खुद दौलत है
ये बात न समझी इंसान ने
प्यार अपने जहाँ खुद दौलत है
ये बात न समझी ई इंसान ने
कुदरत के बनायी दौलत का
सिक्कों में मोल लगा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

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

Blog Day :

4104 Post No. : 15254 Movie Count :

4191

First of all, my apologies for my infrequent appearances here. Even calling it a cameo is unfair to a cameo, because, to be honest, it is not even that. It is more like, a “blink and you miss” situation.

Anyway, here I am today, back with a post. The occasion is the Remembrance Day of someone very special to the Hindi film industry, and also to me. He has millions of fans around the world and is easily one of the legends of the industry.

I am talking about Kishore Kumar, of course.

I’ve written about Kishore Kumar many times in the past. And yet, when Avinash ji requested me to write a post for this occasion, I immediately agreed. Such is my love for Kishore Kumar that even if I repeat myself and bore my readers in the process 🙂 , I could not bring myself to say no.  🙂

The problem then was to get the required writing mood back. What they say about writing is very true. If you don’t write for an extended period of time, you gradually lose the ability to do so. That is why many writers practise their writing everyday, by writing at least a minimum number of words.

When I wrote to Avinash ji saying “Mere thoughts gather nahin ho rahe. I have lost the ability to write”, he replied “Aap Kishore Kumar ke gaane suniye aur din bhar sunte rahiye. Thoughts will come, I am sure.” 🙂

So I did listen to a few songs – predictably songs of ‘my’ era. “Khizaan Ke Phool”, “Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen”, “Teri Duniya Se”, “Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na The”, “O Mere Dil Ke Chain”, “Ye Shaam Mastaani” and a few others.

I think that might have helped a bit, because here I am.

Anyway, coming to Kishore Kumar.

The years just roll by – it is already 32 years since he left us.

He was just 58 at the time – far too young to go.

But like they say, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years.

And Kishore Kumar had plenty of life in his years.

No one will dispute that Kishore Kumar was the No.1 all-rounder in the industry. There have been a few others who have had multiple skills. Manoj Kumar was actor, writer, director, producer. Mehmood was also quite an all-rounder.

But Kishore was in a league of his own, because in each of his roles, he left a mark. Of course he is best-known as a singer, but even today many remember his acting, especially in comedy roles like in ‘Dilli Ka Thug’, ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’, ‘Half Ticket’ and many other films.

But there was so much more to Kishore Kumar than just comedy. And probably to prove this point, he produced and directed films like ‘Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein’ (1964) and ‘Door Ka Raahi’ (1971). I was stunned when I saw both these films – they have tremendous depth and philosophy, uncommon for the times.

His versatility was not limited to singing, acting, producing and directing though. Kishore Kumar also composed music, for some of his films.  Like the two films mentioned above, whose songs are quite popular to this day. As are the songs of  ‘Jhumroo’ (1961).

This is why I call Kishore Kumar the Gary Sobers of the Hindi film industry. 🙂 He could take on any role, and make a success of it.

But beyond even his multifarious talents, there was Kishore the person. And even as a person, he is quite an inspiration for me. His attitude towards life is something I can only admire.

Those who worked with Kishore Kumar, especially Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, vouch  for his ability to enliven a recording session with his sense of humour, his cracking a joke or pulling someone’s leg. Some people are like this – never a dull moment with them around.

It is not as if Kishore didn’t have low moments, or tough times. Everyone has these – Kishore was no exception. But he never let this affect his professionalism. He was very clear about himself, his philosophy towards life – and he never allowed others to define it for him.

Like he said “Duniya samajhti hai main paagal hoon….main samajhta hoon duniya paagal hai”.

I think, whatever his conflicts with the world might have been, especially later in his life, he was at peace with himself. And that is most important for a human being. Like he told Lata Mangeshkar in an interview in the fag end of his career “I am quite happy”. He expressed a desire to run away from it all, and go to a place which was calling out to him.

Today, on his Remembrance Day, I feel Kishore Kumar found that place and left us in order to go there.

And left us with SUCH a treasure of songs and memories that we are indebted to him for life.

So thank you, thank you, thank you, Kishore Kumar for what you have given us. Speaking purely for myself, as someone who has been part of my life from my very early years, when I listened repeatedly to songs like “Mere Sapnon Ki Raani” and “Ye Shaam Mastaani” on the radio, your impact on my life cannot be described.

Now onto the song for today.

It is a totally new song for me. In fact I have never even heard of the film. Details, including lyrics of the song, have been sent to me by Avinash ji.

This is what he says :

“Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye-1984’ was directed by K.S. Sethumadhavan for ‘Tirupati Chitra Mandir, Bombay’. It was produced by Hastimal.

It had Rakhi Gulzar, Suresh Oberoi, Vijay Arora, Manmohan Krishan, CS Dubey, Krishan Dhawan, Shobhha Khote, Birbal Raj, Raj Kishore, Rakesh Roshan, Tina Munim, Master Rinku, Shah Chaturvedi, Raghvaiyya, Santosh Kumar, Lata Kashmiri, Dolphin and others. Deepa and Ramu make a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.06.1984. However, the movie was re-certified by Censor on 15.12.1987 with a UA certificate (as mentioned in HFGK).

The movie has total seven songs, including the three-part song being presented today (as per HFGK Vol-VI 1981-1985) composed by Rajesh Roshan. HFGK mentions Rajesh Roshan as the lyricist for this movie and the same is mentioned on the vinyl cover of this movie available on online sources, which I guess is correct. (myswar.co also mentions the same). Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.”

This film, ‘Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye’ (1984), makes its debut entry on this blog today.

The song itself is amazing. I’d never heard it before, but when I heard it for the first time a few days ago, it touched my heart. It also suits this occasion, as it talks of a person who feels he is ready to move on.

Please do listen to this wonderful song. Quite a gem, it is, especially in Kishore Kumar’s voice. Thanks for the song, Avinash ji.

Audio, All Parts

Video, Partial

Song – Udte Udte Pyaase Panchhi (Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Part 1

hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm

udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye
armaan pyaase chhaayi udaasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

ek nadi thhi pyaar ki
saari duniya byopaar ki
ek nadi thhi pyaar ki
saari duniya byopaar ki ee
raah roke apni khadi thhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

zindagi ke ae baaki thhe kuchh lamhe
shaayad ke ho milna phir hamen
zindagi ke ae baaki thhe kuchh lamhe
shaayad ke ho milna phir hamen
maar daalegi ye bebasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye
armaan pyaase chhaayi udaasi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

Part 2

door jaa rahe hain
ke nainaa ro rahe hain
door jaa rahe hain
ke nainaa ro rahe hain
saanson ki na toote ladi ee
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye

Part 3

haathon ne hamesha waar kiya
kabhi naa kisiko pyaar kiya
haathon ne hamesha waar kiya
kabhi naa kisiko pyaar kiya
nas nas basi buzdili thhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae
udte udte pyaase panchhi
pyaase panchhi thhak gaye ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए
अरमां प्यासे छायी उदासी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

एक नदी थी प्यार कि
सारी दुनिया ब्योपार कि
एक नदी थी प्यार कि
सारी दुनिया ब्योपार कि ई
राह रोके अपनी खड़ी थी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

ज़िन्दगी के ए बाकी थे कुछ लम्हे
शायद के हो मिलना फिर हमें
ज़िन्दगी के ए बाकी थे कुछ लम्हे
शायद के हो मिलना फिर हमें
मार डालेगी ये बेबसी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए
अरमां प्यासे छायी उदासी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

भाग २

दूर जा रहे हैं
के नैना रो रहे हैं
दूर जा रहे हैं
के नैना रो रहे हैं
साँसों की ना टूटे लड़ी ई
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए

भाग ३

हाथों ने हमेशा वार किया
कभी ना किसीको प्यार किया
हाथों ने हमेशा वार किया
कभी ना किसीको प्यार किया
नस नस में बसी बुज़दिली थी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए
उड़ते उड़ते प्यासे पंछी
प्यासे पंछी थक गए ए


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Blog Day :

4089 Post No. : 15230

Today (28 september 2019) is the 90th birthday of Lata Mangeshkar (DoB 28 september 1929).

She started her playback career in 1940s and she went on to sing till early 2000s, viz for seven decades ! Mindboggling indeed.

She sang just under 5700 songs in Hindi movies according to our estimate. The blog has 3475 of her songs and so we are one of the rare places on internet where so many of her songs can be accessed at one place.

Another 2000 odd of her songs remain uncovered. it is a matter of time before her remaining songs (that are available) will also find representation in the blog.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Dard”(1981). “Dard”(1981) was produced by Shyam Sundar Shivdasani and directed by Ambreesh Sangal fo Murghan Enterprises, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, Om Shivpuri, Krishn Dhawan, Pinchoo Kapoor, Shashi Kiran, Madhup Sharma, Kamaldeep, Harjeet, Poornima Jairam, Mazhar Khan (2), Master Raju etc wih special appearance by Ranjeeta.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Dard”(1981) to appear in the song. This song is sung by Lata. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

The song is picturised as an expression of love song on Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna. The song is not lip synced by Hema Malini rather it gets plays in the background.

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

Video

Song-Na jaane kya hua jo toone chhoo liya(Dard)(1981) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Naa jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Banaa ke aainaa tujhe ae jaaneman
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Bikhraa hai kaajal fizaa mein
Bheegi bheegi hai shaamein
Boondon ki rimjhim se jaagi
Aag thhandi hawaa mein
Aajaa sanam
ye haseen aag ham
Len dil mein basaa
Naa jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Aanchal kahaan
main kahaan hoon
Ye mujhe hosh kyaa hai
Ye bekhudi toone di hai
Pyaar kaa ye nashaa hai
Sun le zaraa
saaz e dil gaa rahaa
Hai naghmaa teraa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Kaliyon ki ye sej mehke
Raat jaage milan ki
Kho jaayein dhadkan mein teri
Dhadkanen mere mann ki
Aa paas aa
teri har saans mein
Main jaaun samaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Banaa ke aainaa tujhe ae jaaneman
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
बनाके आइना तुझे अय जानेमन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

बिखरा है काजल फिजा में
भीगी भीगी है शामें
बूंदों की रिमझिम से जागी
आग ठंडी हवा में
आजा सनम
ये हसीं आग हम
ले दिल में बसा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

आँचल कहाँ
मैं कहाँ हूँ
ये मुझे होश क्या है
ये बेखुदी तूने दी है
प्यार का ये नशा है
सुन ले ज़रा
साज़ ए दिल गा रहा
है नगमा तेरा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

कलियों की ये सेज महके
रात जागे मिलन की
खो जाएँ धड़कन में तेरी
धडकने मेरे मन की
आ पास आ
तेरी हर सांस में
मैं जाऊं समा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
बना के आइना तुझे अय जानेमन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ


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Blog Day :

4087 Post No. : 15228

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 47
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When one discussed a movie of 1940s, one often assums by default that it must be a “boring” movie, one which may not hold the interest of later generation movie goers. And when one finds that this movie has Ashok Kumar and Leela Chitnis in lead roles, people who have seen them in character roles may consider dropping the idea of watching the movie.

But what if I tell you that this movie from 1941 is a laugh riot ? And that this movie was the original inspiration of “Padosan”(1968) ? I am sure that people will suddenly get interested in knowing more about this movie.

“Jhoola”(1941) was directed by Gyan Mukherji for Bombay Talkies, Bombay. This movie, a “social” movie had Leela Chitnis, Ahok Kumar, Shah Nawaz, V H Desai, Mumtaz Ali, Karuna Devi, Shahzadi, Rajkumari Shukla, Meenu Cooper, M A Aziz, Kaazi, Master Laxman, Leeladhar Sharma, Iqbal Bai, B M Dixit, Jyoti, Dulaari, Nana Palsikar etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past. This movie has a song that goes Ek chatur naar karkar singaar . Yes, I mentioned that this movie is the original source for “Padosan”(1968) and this song is the inspiration of that famous “Padosan”(1968) Kishore Kumar Manna dey laugh riot.

If “Padosan”(1968) had Mehmood then “Jhoola”(1941) had his father Mumtaz Ali lip syncing the wonderful stage dance song Main to Dilli se dulhan laayaa re.

“Jhoola”(1941) had made its debut in the blog on 26 september 2009, viz exactly ten years ago, with the evergreen song Chali re chali re meri naao chali re .

This day that year ten years ago, the blog was at its usual prolific best. Six songs from six different movies were covered in the blog on that day. Five out of six of those movies have already been covered in the blog. “Jhoola”(1941) remains the only un YIPPEED movie from that day.

Here are the details of the songs that were discussed on 26 september 2009:

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Tera mujhse hai pahle ka naata koi Aa Gale Lag Jaa-1973 All Songs covered in the blog
Har aas ashqbaar hai Kinaare Kinaare-1963 All Songs covered in the blog
Dekha naa jaaye socha naa jaaye Mr India-1961 All Songs covered in the blog
Kahaan chhod ke chalaa hai tu Anjaan-1956 All Songs covered in the blog
De bhi chuke ham dil nazraana dil kaa Jaal-1952 All Songs covered in the blog
Chali re chali meri naao chali re Jhoola-1941 05 of 11 songs covered

According to HFGK, the movie had 12 songs. I find that the song Ek chatur naar karkar singaar does not find mention if HFGK. To compensate for that, the song under discussion today gets mentionc twice (as song number 6 and 11). So the count of songs in the movie remains accurate, viz 12.

Today, as part of Blog ten year challenge, here is another song from “Jhoola”(1941). Like the song that was covered ten years ago, this song too is a duet sung by Ashok Kumar and Leela Chitnis. In the song ten years ago, the leading duo were riding a boat, here they ride a ghodagaadi, and while doing so, Ashok Kumar makes gentle 1940s style passes on Leela Chitnis, asking the love letter back. Leela Chitnis teases him back 1940s style responds 1940s style viz.

Dekho kah doongi
Haan haan dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

and subsequently

Hamri gali mein dekho
Tum kal se aana chhodo
Varna hansengi hamaari sakhiyaan

The lyrics by Kavi Pradeep are quite cute and romantic. The romantic song, in which both make paasses at each other must have been quite a rage in those pre independence days.

Music is composed by Saraswati Devi.

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

Video

Audio

Song-Ek baat bataao hamen gori (Jhoola)(1941) Singers-Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, Music – Saraswati Devi
Both

Lyrics (Based on video link) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

chaliye …

Ek baat bataao hamen gori
Kaho kisne sikhaayi tumhen chori
o gori
kisne sikhaayi tumhen chori
Ek chor se mera naata
wo meri gali mein aata aa
Haan usne sikhaayi hamen chori ee
Haan haan usne sikhaayi hamen chori

Hhahahahaha

Dekhiye meri chhitthhiyaan
De dijiye
Laayiye

Dekho kah doongi
Haan haan dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan
Tumne chori chori bheji
Hamen patiyaan
Tumne chori chori bheji
Hamen patiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
Haan haan dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

Chori pe seenazori
Ham se karo naa gori ee
Chori pe seenazori
Ham se karo naa gori
De do hamaari ham ko patiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
De do hamaari ham ko patiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

Baatein banaana chhodo
Chori chhipaana chhodo
Hamri gali mein dekho
Tum kal se aana chhodo
Hamri gali mein dekho
Tum kal se aana chhodo
Varna hansengi hamaari sakhiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
Haan haan dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

Meetthi meetthi baaton mein
Hamko bhulaaya tumne
Bholaa sa man hamaara
Chanchal banaaya tumne

Meetthi meetthi baaton mein
Hamko bhulaaya tumne
Bholaa sa man hamaara
Chanchal banaaya tumne

Badi raseeli hain tumhaari
Ankhiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
Haan haan dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

Chhodo ye baatein gori
Aao aao kishori
Tumne ki hamse chori
Hamne ki tumse chori
Tumne ki hamse chori
Hamne ki tumse chori

Aao basaa len dil ki duniya
Dekho kah doongi
Aao basaa le dil ki duniya
Dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan
Dekho kah doongi
Tumhaare man ki batiyaan

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चलिए…

एक बात बताओ हमें गोरी
कहो किसने सिखाई तुम्हे चोरी
ओ गोरी
किसने सिखाई तुम्हे चोरी
एक चोर से मेरा नाता
ओ मेरी गली में आता आ
हाँ उसने सिखाई हमें चोरी ई
हाँ हाँ उसने सिखाई हमें चोरी

हा हा हा हा हा

देखिये मेरी चिट्ठियाँ
दे दिजिये
लाईये
देखो कह दूँगी
हाँ हाँ देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ
तुमने चोरी चोरी भेजी
हमें पतियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
हाँ हाँ देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ

चोरी पे सीनाजोरी
हम से करो ना गोरी ई
चोरी पे सीनाजोरी
हम से करो ना गोरी
दे दो हमारी हम को पतियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
दे दो हमारी हम को पतियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ

बातें बनाना छोडो
चोरी छिपाना छोडो
हमरी गली में देखो
तुम कल से आना छोडो
हमरी गली में देखो
तुम कल से आना छोडो
वरना हँसेगी हमारी सखियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
हाँ हाँ देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ

मीठी मीठी बातों में
हम को भुलाया तुमने
भोला सा मन हमारा
चंचल बनाया तुमने

मीठी मीठी बातों में
हम को भुलाया तुमने
भोला सा मन हमारा
चंचल बनाया तुमने

बड़ी रसीली है तुम्हारी
अँखियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
हाँ हाँ देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ

छोडो ये बातें गोरी
आओ आओ कीशोरी
तुमने की हमसे चोरी
हमने की तुमसे चोरी
तुमने की हमसे चोरी
हमने की तुमसे चोरी

आओ बसा ले दिल की दुनिया
देखो कह दूँगी
आओ बसा ले दिल की दुनिया
देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ
देखो कह दूँगी
तुम्हारे मन की बतियाँ


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

Blog Day :

4084 Post No. : 15224

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 46
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Today I present a song from the 1974 movie ‘Aarop’. (Yes! the year of this movie needs to be corrected as ‘1974’. It was passed by Censor Board on 16.01.1974).

“Aarop-1974” is one of the two movies which are falling under ‘Blog Ten Year Challenge’ today on 23.09.2019. The other movie is ‘Fashion-1957’.

As many as six movies were represented on the blog with their songs ten years back on the blog viz on 23.09.2009. Their details as well as the present status of the movies that these songs were from are as under :

Jhinchak jhinchakAarop-197304 of 07 songs coveredBahaaron se poochho…laakh sambhaalaFashion-195706 of 08 songs coveredKuchh bhi na bolengeWaaris-1954All Songs covered in the blogMera naram karejwa dol gayaAarzoo-1950All Songs covered in the blogRaat hai taaron bhariPardes-1950All Songs covered in the blogNaina deewaane ek nahin maaneAfsar-1950All Songs covered in the blog

Song Movie title-Year Remarks

“Aarop-1974” was directed by Atmaram for ‘Gurudutt Films Combine, Bombay’. Atmaram (Guru Dutt’s brother) also wrote the story and screenplay of this movie.

It had Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Rehman, Bindu, Bharat Bhushan, Keshto Mukherji, Paintal, Gulshan Arora, Kundan, Savita, Manik, Murad, Krishnakant, Jankidas, Rajan Haksar, Maruti, Viju Khote, Pardesi, Bhagwan, Sabina, Chandu, Mohan Choti and Johny Walker.
Lily Chakravarti, Rajesh Behl, Raj Mehra makes a ‘guest appearance’ in this movie.

Y.G. Chavhan was the editor for this movie. Dialogues of this movie were written by Vrajendra Gaud. Govind Singh was the Chief Assistant Director and Ram Govind was the assistant in screenplay.

For me I was familiar with only one song ‘nainon mein darpan hai, darpan mein koyi’ . Later on, when I started collecting cassettes, I was looking for this song and then I got to know the name of the movie this song was from. But I think this song was not easily available then.

After many years I came to know about the music composer of this movie and it was Bhupen Hazarika. Earlier I thought that it was composed by the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

This movie had as many as eight songs in it. Though HFGK mentioned it as having seven songs- including one two-part song.
But, during the preparation for this article I watched this movie which is available online and I think out of the three Manna Dey solo songs two may have been excluded from the movie, or either they have been edited from the version of the movie available online.
(I think correction is also required in HFGK movie page of this movie ‘Aarop-1974’ as the sequence of the songs is not as per their appearance in the movie).

Lyrics for all the songs in this movie were written by Maya Govind. As mentioned above music of this movie was composed by Bhupen Hazarika.
The titles of the movie mentioned that the Bhajans in this movie are based on the tunes of the devotional songs of Saint Kavi Shankar Dev from Assam.

One can experience that essence (or in my words ‘mere desh ki mitti ki khushboo’) in the song being presented today.

Asha Bhonsle (two solo songs), Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (one duet song only and they most popular from this movie), Laxmi Shankar (one solo), Bhupen Hazarika and K.N. Sharma (one song together) and Manna Dey (three solo songs) gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Out of the eight songs from this movie four songs have already been posted on the blog. From the remaining songs I had option of two Manna Da songs (they are available combined in one link online), one song by Asha Bhonsle (which again is picturized on Bindu, this time a mujra song and ten years back already a cabaret song picturized on Bindu was posted on the same day), and one song sung by Bhupen Hazarika and K.N.Sharma.

When I saw that there is a song having Bhupen Hazarika’s voice and still to be posted I selected this for they presentation today. The video for this song was already available and I came to know that this is not a full video of the song, but partial video only, when I tried to locate the audio/video of other pending songs from this movie. I find that the full audio song was available.
I think today’s song must be the first song in Hindi movies which was sung by Bhupen Hazarika.

On screen it is lip synced by Bharat Bhushan while the ‘shlokas’ from Bhagwat Geeta are played in the background. Saira Banu is also present during this song which is picturized in a temple where Bharat Bhushan is the priest.

As mentioned above I had not watched this movie earlier and I watched it during the preparation of this article. I must say that the movie is an interesting movie to watch and all the characters shown and the artists performing them seems perfectly fit into it.
(I am avoiding to mention about the story line of the movie to keep intact the interest of those who may want to watch it).
The overall presentation is a balanced one and the movie keeps us engaged till the end.

Its songs are also good, but I think only the song ‘nainon mein darpan hai, darpan mein koyi’ was popular and that song was frequently played at that time on radio. I must have heard it earlier and but watching it now and listening to it again and again was enjoying.

Dialogues of the movie are also very nice and go well with the storyline of the movie and the fight between ‘virtuous’ and the ‘evil’.
I am not aware how this movie fared at the box-office then.

Let us now enjoy today’s song, which grows on us if we listen to it a few times.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Hey jai Yashodanandan (Aarop)(1974) Singers-Bhupen Hazarika, K N Sharma, Lyrics-Maya Govind, M D – Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics

hey jai Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
hey jai Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
jai Yashodanadan
meri laaj raakho prabhu
main to teri sharan
hey Yashodanadan
mujhe aaj laage jeewan jaise maran
hey Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
jai Yashodanadan

yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya
glanirbhava ti Bharat
abhyuthaana madharmaysya
tadaatmaanam srijaamyaham

jab jab dharm dooba
tum daude aaye
hey Yashodanandan
saagar mein naiyaa meri
lo doobi jaaye
hey Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
jai Yashodanadan

karmanye vaadhikaaraste
ma phaleshu kadaachana
ma karmaphalheturbhurma
tey sangostavaakarmani

hai karma apne vash mein
jeewan pareeksha
hey Yashodanandan
ab to jo ho tu jaane
sab teri ichchhaa
hey Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
jai Yashodanadan

hey jai Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
jai Yashodanadan
hey jai Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam
hey jai Yashodanadan
hey Mohan Shyaam

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
जय यशोदानंदन
मेरी लाज राखो प्रभु
मैं तो तेरी शरण
हे यशोदानंदन
मुझे आज लागे जीवन जैसे मरण
हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
जय यशोदानंदन

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य
ग्लानिर्भवति भारत
अभ्युत्थान मधर्मस्य
तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्

जब जब धर्म डूबा
तुम दौड़े आये
हे यशोदानंदन
सागर में नैय्या मेरी
लो डूबी जाए
हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
जय यशोदानंदन

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते
मा फलेषु कदाचन
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा
ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि

है कर्म अपने वश में
जीवन परीक्षा
हे यशोदानंदन
अब तो जो हो तू जाने
सब तेरी इच्छा
हे यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
जय यशोदानंदन

हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम
हे जय यशोदानंदन
हे मोहन श्याम


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4083 Post No. : 15223

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 45
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The date today 22 september 2019. It is a sunday.

Ten years ago, this date (22 september 2009) was a working day. I was in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Despite that day being a working day, I had covered as many as eight songs on that day. Posting six or more songs in a day used to be no big deal for me.

Here are the details of the eight songs that were covered on 22 september 2009.

Song (Movie title) Year Posting time Remarks
Aandhiyaan gham ki yoon chalin (Zeenat) 1945 1:29 All Songs covered on the blog
Wo marne se nahin darte (Shama Parwaana) 1954 2:19 All Songs covered on the blog
Bahaaye chaand ne aansoo (Lagan) 1955 5:00 TWO/out of Eight songs covered
Ritu aaye ritu jaaye (Hamdard) 1953 5:38 All Songs covered on the blog
Mujh ko tum jo mil gaye (Detective) 1958 7:10 Seven/out of Eight songs covered
Idhar to haath la pyaare (Aakhri Daao) 1958 7:59 All Songs covered on the blog
Bahaaron se poochho (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche) 1960 8:11 Five/out of Nine songs covered
Dharti 1970 8:34 All Songs covered on the blog

As can be noticed, I was awake till 2:19 AM after midnight and I had already posted two songs for the day. They I went back to sleep and woke up before 5 AM. Then I posted six more songs. The eights and final song for the day was posted at 8:24 AM !

Those were the days when I could post eight songs in a day by early morning ! What productivity ! 🙂

I hardly slept those days and that did not even affect my health. My wife, whenever she would join me would make adverse comments about my tendency to sleep less. Her persistent nagging may have finally borne fruit because these days I neither keep awake that late nor do I wake up so early. And I no longer post that many songs in a day. I actually wonder now how I was that motivated one decade ago.

By contrast from ten years ago, today (22 september 2019)I have so far posted just one post.

Here is the second song from the day, when it is already evening. This song is part of the blog ten year challenge. As can be seen from the table above, four out of eight movies have been YIPPEED by now. So only the remaining movies can be taken up for this ten year challenge.

The song taken up for this challenge is from “Lagan”(1955). This movie was produced by directed by O P Dutta for O P Films, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Sajjan, Shammi, Randheer, Raj Mehra, Baby Naaz, Pappu, Om Prakash, Shamlal, Ram Avtar, Baij Sharma, Pt Iqbal, Shivrj, Uma Dutt, Parshuram, Kanwar Kesho etc , with guest appearance by David.

The song under discussion is the third song out of eight songs that this movie has.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricisr. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of this song is available. The song appears to be a lullaby song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

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


Song-Chhaayi maayi chhaayi maayi aaja nindiya (Lagan)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Aa
Aaja nindiya

Raat bajaaye dholki
Chham chham naache taare
Sote sote ajab tamaasha
Dekhe bachche saare
Raat bajaaye dholki
Chham chham naache taare
Sote sote ajab tamaasha
Dekhe bachche saare
Ghoom ghoom ke naache
Chandaa rajaa nindiya aa aa
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja Nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Aa
Aaja nindiya

Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Bani dulhaniya chaandni
Taare bane baraati
Baithe baithe khoob udaaye
Halwaa aur bataashe
Tu bhi aa ke laddu peda
Khaaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Chhaayi maayi
Chhaayi maayi
Aaja nindiya
Saat suron ka leke meethhaa baaja nindiya
Aa aa
Aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya
Aa aaja nindiya

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया

रात बजाये ढोलकी
छम छम नाचे तारे
सोते सोते अजब तमाशा
देखे बच्चे सारे
रात बजाये ढोलकी
छम छम नाचे तारे
सोते सोते अजब तमाशा
देखे बच्चे सारे
घूम घूम के नाचे
चन्दा राजा निंदिया आ आ
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया

बनी दुल्हनिया चांदनी
तारे बने बाराती
बैठे बैठे खूब उडाये
हलवा और बताशे
बनी दुल्हनिया चांदनी
तारे बने बाराती
बैठे बैठे खूब उडाये
हलवा और बताशे
तू भी आ के लड्डू पेडा
खाजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया
छायी माई
छायी माई
आजा निंदिया
सात सुरों का लेके मीठा बाजा निंदिया

आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया
आ आजा निंदिया


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Blog Day : 4069 Post No. : 15206

Today (8 september 2019) is the birth anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011).

It is appropriate that we honour him in the blog with a song. Lyrics of the song (sent by Avinash Scrapwala) is there with me. When I listened to the song, I wanted to listen to the original Assamese song. That opened a Pandora’s box. I discovered such a goldmine of information about Bhupen Hazarika, Assam, Assamese culture and History etc that it became a case of information overload for me. Now I have so much information to discuss that I do not known where to begin.

The thought that immediately came to my mind is whether Bhupen Hazarika has got his due recognition. The answer is, yes, belatedly, but his contribution has been recognised and he received Bharat Ratna this year in 2019. A posthumous recognition, and a richly deserved one.

The contribution of Bhupen Hazarika in putting North East part of India in general and Assam in particular and bringing its rich culture to the notice of outsiders is immense.

He began very young and visited all over the world and became a truly cosmopolitan Indian. And he never forgot his roots !

Assam and North East is a remote part of India, and it was considered a “punishment” post for Indians living in other parts of the country. That was mainly because this part of the country was neglected and underdeveloped. The aspirations and feelings of this part of the country were not properly addressed. This led to feeling of alienation and led to separatist movements and militancy.

I had the experience of being posted in this “punishment” posting area from 2000 to 2003. These three years helped me understand Assam and North East first hand by interacting with the natives of the region. And I realised how their hopes, aspirations, demands etc were falling into deaf ears for decades.

Now, for the last few years, attempts has been made to make the people of north East region feel like every one else. The infrastructure works that were languishing for decades have been fast tracked. In 2000, I was posted in Lumding division. The MG line from Lumding to Badarpur and beyond in South Assam was planned for BG conversion but the progress was abysmally slow. During the last few years, this project was fast tracked and now we finally have BG line between Lumding and South Assam. A travel between Silchar to Lumding, which took 12 hours now takes five hours. This remote area now feels more mainstream with rest of Assam. Assam itself now feels more mainstream in India than ever before.

In the past, roads and bridges would not be constructed in border areas because China used to object. Now the government ignores such Chinese protests and goes ahead with the construction work. That is how the long pending demands of Assam and North East were met. Bogibeel Bridge, which was a demand since 1985, in the agreement signed between AASU and Indian Government was gathering dust for decades before this bridge finally got constructed and inaugurated in 2019. One year ago, another bridge (which too was not getting constructed in the past because of Chinese protests) got finished and was inaugurated. This bridge over river Lohit, connecting Dhola and Sadia ( the longest road bridge in India), was very appropriately named as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.

At a time when North East felt alienated from rest of India, it was people like Bhupen Hazarika who kept their morale high and kept their hopes alive, and kept their faith in India intact.

Not just India, even the neighboring Bangladesh regards him highly. His iconic Assamese folk song Manush Manusher Jonno (Humans are for humanity) was chosen to be the second most favourite number after the National anthem of Bangladesh, in a Bangladeshi opinion poll.

Many of his Assamese songs became known all over India after their Hindi versions were made. One such album of his songs was “Main aur Mera Saaya”(1993). Here, Gulzar translated some of Bhupen Hazarika’s iconic Assamese songs into Hindi.

These Hindi songs became so popular that they are sung all over India by artists and they are performed by school children in their cultural programmes.

Here is the song “Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan” from this album. Bhupen Hazarika had sung this song originally in Assamese as “Eti Kuhi Duti Paat”. This song has subseuently been sung by many other artists, in Assamese as well as Hindi, and I guess in other languages as well.

Here is this goose bump inducing folk song from Assam, beautifully translated into Hindi by Gulzar. The song is sung and composed by Bhupen Hazarika.

As mentioned above, the lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Ek kali do pattiyaan (Bhupen Hazarika NFS)(1993) Singer-Bhupen Hazarika, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein
ho oEk kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein

Khul ke khilkhilaati
Saawan barsaati
Hans rahi hai kaun ye
Mogre jagaati
Ho mogre jagaati
Khul ke khilkhilaati
Saawan barsaati
Hans rahi hai kaun ye
Mogre jagaati
Ho mogre jagaati
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Lagan aisi aayee
Daali daali jhoomi leke angdaayee
O Leke angdaayee
Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Lagan aisi aayee
Daali daali jhoomi leke angdaayee
O Leke angdaayee
O o
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Preet rang laayee
Nanhi si ek munni si
Chuppi jagmagaaee
O Chuppi jagmagaaee
Jugnu aur Lachhmi ki
Preet rang layee
Nanhi si ek munni si
Chuppi jagmagaaee
O Chuppi jagmagaaee
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein ae

Ek kali do pattiyaan aa aan
Khilne bhi naa paayee thhi ee ee
Todne us baageeche mein
Daanav aaya re
Ho o daanav aaya re
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein
Kaanp rahi thhi pattiyaan
Bujhne lagi maasoom kali
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein
Daanav ki parchhaayee mein

Saaye se bedaar huye
Tambaran si baahon ke
Saaye se bedaar huye
Tambaran si baahon ke

Dhol maadal bajne lage
Maadal aise baaje re
Lakhon milke naache re
Aaya ek toofaan naya
Daanav dar ke bhaag gaya
Maadal aise garja re
Daanav dar ke bhaga re
Daanav dar ke bhaga

Ek kali do pattiyaan
Naazuk naazuk ungliyaan
Tod rahi hai kaun ye
Ek kali do pattiyaan
Ratanpur baageeche mein
Ratanpur baageeche mein
Ho Ratanpur baageeche mein

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में
हो एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में

खुल के खिलखिलाती
सावन बरसाती
हंस रही है कौन ये
मोगरे जगाती
हो मोगरे जगाती
खुल के खिलखिलाती
सावन बरसाती
हंस रही है कौन ये
मोगरे जगाती
हो मोगरे जगाती
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए

जुगनू और लछमी की
लगन ऐसी आयी
डाली डाली झूमी ले के अंगडाई
ओ ले के अंगडाई
जुगनू और लछमी की
लगन ऐसी आयी
डाली डाली झूमी ले के अंगडाई
ओ ले के अंगडाई
हो ओ ओ
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए

जुगनू और लछमी की
प्रीत रंग लाई
नन्ही सी एक मुन्नी सी
चुप्पी जगमगाई
ओ चुप्पी जगमगाई
जुगनू और लछमी की
प्रीत रंग लाई
नन्ही सी एक मुन्नी सी
चुप्पी जगमगाई
ओ चुप्पी जगमगाई
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में

एक कली दो पत्तियाँ आ आँ
खिलने भी ना पायी थी ई
तोड़ने उस बागीचे में
दानव आया रे
हो ओ दानव आया रे
दानव की परछाई में
काँप रही थी पत्तियाँ आँ
बुझने लगी मासूम कली
दानव की परछाई में ए
दानव की परछाई में

साए से बेदार हुए
ताम्बरन सी बाहों के
साए से बेदार हुए
ताम्बरन सी बाहों के

ढोल मादल बजने लगे
मादल ऐसे बाजे रे
लाखों मिलके नाचे रे
आया एक तूफान नया
दानव डर के भाग गया
मादल ऐसे गरजा रे
दानव डर के भागा
रे दानव डर के भागा

एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
नाज़ुक नाज़ुक उंगलियाँ
तोड़ रही है कौन ये
एक कली दो पत्तियाँ
रतनपुर बागीचे में ए
रतनपुर बागीचे में
हो ओ रतनपुर बागीचे में


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Blog Day : 4035 Post No. : 15159

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 42
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Though I have been discussing Hindi movie songs in the blog for more than a decade now, it is not as if I had watched too many movies during my “formative” years. I recall having watched a few movies in early 1970s, with the last of these movies being “Zindagi Zindagi” (1972) in 1972.

My movie watching spree began in 1978 (after six years) when I joined college and got “freedom” that I as a college goer was “supposed” to enjoy. 🙂 And I fully misused my freedom, by watching movies when I should have been attending my classes.

It was during this movie watching spree that I watched not just the current movies but also those movies which had come between 1972 and 1978 which I had missed during their time. This included all Amitabh Bachchan hit movies like “Zanjeer” (1973), “Deewaar”(1975), “Sholay” (1975) etc.

When my pre teen movie watching ended in 1972, I had watched very few movies. I could only identify Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Mumtaz etc thanks to Rajesh Khanna movies like “Haathi Mere Saathi”(1971) and “Apna Desh” (1972) that I got to watch at that time. Thanks to watching “Haqeeqat”(1964) is an open field show at night in my railway colony, I became familiar with Dharmendra. In another such free show, I watched “Dil Diya Dard Liya”(1966) and that is how I became familiar with Dilip Kumar.

That was about it. I had not watched any movies of Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar, Saira Bano etc till 1978 !

During my “catching up with lost time” movie watching spree, I watched “Resham Ki Dori”(1974) some time in 1978 or 1979. This movie, as I know now thanks to HFGK, was directed by Atmaram for Modern Pictures Bombay. The movie had Saira Bano, Dharmendra, Kumud Chhugaani, Rajendranath, Sujit Kumar, Sajja, Ramesh Deo, Rajan Haksar, Jayshree T, Kundan, Meena T, Bhagwan, Shabnam, Sapru, Shivraj, Jankidas, Keshav Rana, Sundar, Master Sachin, Ramlal, Bhagwan Sinha, Leela Mishra, Radheshyam, Chaand Usmani (Special appearance), Kanwar Ajit, Suresh, Murad etc in it.

Except Dharmendra, almost every other actor in the movie was “new” and unfamiliar for me. Many of them continued to remain unfamiliar to me for decades. For instance, I was not aware which actress played the sister of Dharmendra in this movie. Somehow I had erroneously assumed that she was called Urmila Bhatt (I find , to my surprise that she is not even there in the cast). Only now, when I checked up the starcast, I realised that the sister had to be Kumud Chhugaani.

The movie had six songs in it. The most popular song of the song was the raakhi song and it was posted exactly ten years ago. So that means that this day ten year ago was the festival of Rakshabandhan. And as was the practice in the blog, Rakhi related songs were discussed on the blog on that day (5 august 2009).

Song Movie Remarks
Behna ne bhai ki kalaayi pe pyaar baandha hai (Reshan ki dori)(1974) 2 songs covered out of 6
dil se dil ki dor baadhi chori chori (Chaayaa)(1961) YIPPEED (all 7 songs covered)
Aaya tumpe dil aaya (Do Ustaad)(1959) YIPPEED (all 8 songs covered)
Soona hai mere dil ka jahaan (Devtaa)(1956) 4 songs covered out of 8
Dil tootnaa thha dil toot gaya (Dilruba)(1950) YIPPEED (all 11 songs covered)
Marne ki duaayen kyun maangoon (Ziddi)(1948) YIPPEED (all 9 songs covered)

As can be seen, six songs from six movies were covered on 5 august 2009. Four out of these six movies have been YIPPEED by now.

Today, we take up one of the unYIPPEED movies, namely “Reshan ki dori”(1974).

The two songs of this movie that have been covered till now are

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Bahnaa ne bhaayi ki kalaayi se pyaar baandhaa hai 1729 5-Aug-09
2 Chamka paseena ban ke nageena 9116 8-Dec-13

Today, as part of blog ten year challenge (2009-2019), here is a song from “Resham Ki Dori”(1974). This song is a lovers’s song. It is sung by Rafi, with a few sweet nothings uttered by Saira Bano (I guess). Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Dharmendra and Saira Bano. It was for the first time in this movie that I had seen Saira Bano in a movie. I had not seen her in “Padosan”(1968) because my elders did not take me to watch this (or other well known movies) of those days.

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

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsrXJWkEKQs (video)
Audio

Song-Sone ke gahne kyun toone pahne (Resham Ki Dori)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Saira Bano

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae
Gesu banaaye to
Phool kyun sajaaye
Tera badan khud gulshan hai ae
Achchhaa
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne ae
A haa haa
dhat

Heere ki angoothhi bhi
Lagti hai jhoothhi
Itni chamak teri aankhon mein ae
Ja ja
Jhoothhe

Moti ki maala
Kyun pahni baalaa
Moti chhupe hai tere daanton mein
Haay Raam
Moti chhupe hai tere daaton mein
Ghadi ghadi darpan ke ae
Oye hoye hoye hoye
Ghadi ghadi darpan ke ae
Aage khadi kyun
Tera badan khud darpan hai
Hato ji
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae ae
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Hmm mm
how romantic

Sooraj sa chamke
Jab tera mukhda
Maathe pe bindiya sajaayi kyun
Haan
Ha h h h sach
Laali bina honthh laal hai tere
Hothhon pe laali lagaayi kyun
Hmm mm
Hothhon pe laali lagaayi kyun
Singaar ki ee
Haaye ae main mar jaawaan
Singaar ki tujhe kya hai zaroorat
Tera singaar tera yauvan hai
uff
Sone ke gahne
Kyun tune pahne
Kaaya teri khud kanchan hai ae ae
Laa laa laa laa
Gesu banaaye to
Laa laa laal laa
Phool kyun sajaaye
Laa laa laal laa
Tera badan khud gulshan hai ae
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Sone ke gahne kyun tune pahne

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
गेसू बनाए तो
फूल क्यूँ सजाये
तेरा बदन खुद गुलशन है ए
अच्छा
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने ए
अ हा हा
धत

हीरे की अंगूठी भी
लगती है झूठी
इतनी चमक तेरी आँखों में ए
जा जा
झूठे

मोती की माला
क्यूँ पहनी बाला
मोती छुपे है तेरे दाँतों में
हाय राम
मोती छुपे है तेरे दाँतों में
घडी घडी दर्पण के ए
ओये होए होए होए
घडी घडी दर्पण के ए
आगे कड़ी क्यूँ
तेरा बदन खुद दर्पण है
हटो जी
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
हम्म म्म
हाउ रोमांटिक

सूरज सा चमके
जब तेरा मुखड़ा
माथे पे बिंदिया सजाई क्यूँ
हाँ
अ ह ह ह सच
लाली बिना होंठ लाल है तेरे
होंठों पे लाली लगाई क्यूँ
हम्म म्म
होंठों पे लाली लगाई क्यूँ
सिंगार की ई
हाए मैं मर जावां
सिंगार की तुझे क्या है ज़रुरत
तेरा सिंगार तेरा यौवन है
ऊफ
सोने के गहने
क्यूँ तूने पहने
काया तेरी खुद कंचन है ए ए
ला ला ला ला
गेसू बनाए तो
ला ला ला ला
फूल क्यूँ सजाये
ला ला ला ला
तेरा बदन खुद गुलशन है ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
सोने के गहने क्यूँ तूने पहने


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 : 4030 Post No. : 15147

It is that day of the year again.

The 31st of July.

A date that doesn’t need any reminder for lovers of HFM.

Of all the days in the calendar, a few stand out – and the 31st of July is one of them.

For it is the death anniversary of one of the most loved and respected figures of the Hindi film industry, Mohammad Rafi, respectfully referred to as Rafisaab.

Today on his 39th death anniversary, we on this blog, remember him with great fondness and respect.

I’ve written about Rafisaab many times here on this blog. In fact, there’s no one I have written about more than about Rafisaab.

To be honest, there really isn’t anything more for me to say that I haven’t already said before.

How I, growing up in a Kishore-dominated era, fell in love with Rafisaab’s voice.

How I’ve done all-nighters listening to Rafisaab songs, completely losing track of time.

How much I respect Rafisaab for being such a good human being, inspite of having the power to abuse his position, if he had wanted.

I’ve written about all this – and more. And I don’t want to bore readers here by repeating stuff.

Not that I get bored of writing about Rafisaab. Never. When I don’t ever get bored of listening to his voice, how can I possibly get bored of writing about him? It is such a pleasure, and an honour, to write about Rafisaab.

So whether I have any new material or not, I will write about Rafisaab – even if it is only a few lines. That is the very least I can do for someone who has given me so much joy in life. And on his Remembrance Day, I just have to write a few lines for him – to thank him for everything.

Different people make a mark in this world for different reasons. Not all leave a legacy of course, but I doubt even those who do, have any idea of the magnitude of the legacy they would leave behind. And its endurability.

I doubt Rafisaab thought about all this when he was alive. He was a simple man, happy to earn his living through the one profession that he loved, and knew he was loved for – singing. Even for that, he was humble enough to always point upwards, to God, to suggest He was to thank for everything.

Rafisaab was very soft-spoken. For all his animation while singing, he was an extremely shy person in conversation and avoided interviews. Which is also why there are very few interviews of him available out there. It is our loss, but then that was the person he was. At least we have his songs, and anecdotes of those who knew him with us.

Rafisaab was devoted to his profession – he would do riyaaz for hours. He enjoyed spending time with his family. And enjoyed playing badminton. And good food. A man who always had a smile on his lips, who never thought ill for others – on the contrary, he went out of his way to help others.

A simple man – but what a legacy!

One that he would never have imagined during his lifetime.

Even today, 39 years after he is gone, there isn’t a day when his songs are not playing on radio. There isn’t a day when HFM lovers from around the world are not listening to his songs on whatever device they have. Today, thanks to technology, we have access to music on demand.

Yes, Rafisaab has enriched the lives of millions by his sheer voice. And that, for decades. And, I am sure, will continue for decades too. Such is the love people have for Rafisaab. It transcends generations.

This is another aspect that makes me really happy for him. It is great to see young generations today, even teenagers, listen to Rafisaab’s songs. Of course, their music interests are current too – and they should be. But from what I’ve seen, many of them are still happy to listen to old HFM songs – and Rafisaab, of course. Which is why I say Rafisaab’s voice transcends generations.

In my own case, I know my next generation is also very fond of Rafisaab. My niece’s husband invariably plays Rafisaab songs in his car. Not just for me, but for himself too. Not that my niece complains. She is herself very fond of Rafisaab. 🙂 They like current songs too, but Rafisaab is a fixture in their car. Especially 1960s songs like “dil ke jharoke mein”, “pukaarta chala hoon main” and “deewana hua baadal”. I swear, I did nothing to influence them – it all happened by itself. 🙂 Actually, my niece’s father-in-law is also a Rafisaab fan, so maybe that played a role too.

Now my niece has a kid – he is not even 3, but I have a feeling he will also soon be listening to Rafisaab. 🙂

I will not be surprised if this is the story in many other families too. I hope it is – then Rafisaab’s legacy is in safe hands.

Rafisaab deserves nothing less. A person with such a divine voice, a person who had such a good heart, who did good for so many, deserves every little bit of love and respect he gets.

I always have a warm feeling, and feel energized, when I discuss, or write about, Rafisaab. His songs immediately come to my mind, THAT voice, those intonations in the rendering. I get lost, happily so, thinking about his songs.

I can keep going on and on, but then I will be repeating what I’ve written in the past. And will be boring the readers. 🙂

So I’ll just move on to the song for today.

This is from Jaani Dushman (1979). A decade right up my sleeve, given that I’m a 1970s boy. Avinashji, himself a huge Rafisaab fan, sent me the lyrics and requested me to do a write-up.

By the late 70s, Rafisaab had regained his place in public mindspace. The first half of the decade had been totally dominated by Kishore Kumar (inspite of a few Rafisaab hits). But by the mid-70s, Rafisaab began coming back. I remember Laila Majnu (1976) songs being a success. A year later, he had chartbuster hit songs in Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Hum Kisise Kam Nahin (1977) and Apnapan (1977), to mention just three films.

And so he continued, with hits in Abdullah (1980) and Karz (1980), right until his untimely death.

Jaani Dushman (1979) was during his revival phase.

The film has the popular, foot-tapping Rafisaab-Asha Bhosle duet “tere haathon mein pehna ke chudiyaan”, but also the song of today “chalo re doli utthao kahaar” (which comes multiple times in the film, if I remember right), was popular too.

The film itself is a multi-starrer in keeping with the trend of the time. Those were the days of multi-starrers – many commercial films had two or more lead heroes and heroines. JD went a step further, and must be considered a mother of multi-starrers – it had at least 5 “heroes” – Jeetendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Shatrughan Sinha and Sunil Dutt. And Rekha, Reena Roy, Bindiya Goswami, Neetu Singh and Sarika amongst the “heroines”. Other movies of that era that were multi-multi-starrers that come to mind are Naagin (1976) and the Burning Train (1980).

I remember seeing the film at the time, but given my pathetic memory, I don’t remember too much of it. I do remember that it was meant to be a horror film of sorts, where a monster is supposed to murder every newly-wed bride. Something like that.

The songs of the film were quite popular, and the film too did well I think.

“Chalo re doli utthao kahaar” is a background song, picturised during the bidaai of a daughter as she leaves her parents’ home. It is a typical Rafisaab song – he was very good at emotional, background songs of this type. With their ebbs and flows.

Talking of emotional, background songs, am reminded of Ravi, the composer of songs of Waqt (1965) saying he had insisted with the Chopras on Rafisaab singing “waqt se din aur raat”, though Mahendra Kapoor, and not Rafisaab, was generally their preferred singer. He had said that this song would suit Rafisaab more than anyone else.

Similarly Kalyanji Anandji picked Rafisaab to sing a couple of lines as background song in that death scene in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) – “zindagi to bewafa hai, ek din thukraayegi”. Anandji said in an interview that he was a bit embarrassed to ask Rafisaab to sing those lines, because he had no other song in the film, and it was only a couple of lines. But he wanted them to be in Rafisaab’s voice. Without the slightest ego, Rafisaab rendered those lines with his usual high standards.

L-P, ever loyal to Rafisaab, even during Kishore Kumar’s peak, used him to render the emotional background song “nafrat ki duniya ko chhod ke” of Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) even though Kishore Kumar sings the songs picturised on Rajesh Khanna.

This song for today is also an L-P composition. I request you to please listen to this song – and remember Rafisaab today.

Rafisaab, you will always be in our hearts. The years roll by, but the love and respect does not diminish one bit. For what you’ve given the world, millions are ever grateful to you.

Personally, I can’t thank you enough, hence this post as a humble tribute.

(As mentioned above, lyrics for today’s song have been provided to me by Avinashji. I thank him for providing me these lyrics).

Video

Audio

Song-Chalo re doli uthhaao kahaar piya milan ki rut aayi (Jaani Dushman)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)-Based on audio link

Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Ho o
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Pi ki nagri le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Jin nainon ki ee tu hai jyoti
Un nainon se ae barse moti
Daawaa nahin hai
koi Zor nahin hai
Beti sadaa hi paraayi hoti
Jaldi naihar se le jaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

Chhaayi hai dekho hariyaali ee ee
Aayi hai rut khushiyon waali ee
Har aasha parwaan chadhi ee ee ee
Din hai Dashehra
Raat deewaali ee
Galey daal baahon ka haar
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi

Tan maike man teri nagariyaa
Ud jaaun main Ban ke badariyaa
Chaand nagar ko Chali chakori ee ee
Pyaasi hoon milan ki sanwariyaa
Mere sapne sajaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi

Sooni padi ee
Bhaiyya ki ee haveli
Vyaakul behnaa aa
Rah gayi akeli ee
Jin sang naachi
Jin sang kheli ee
Chhoot gayi wo o
Sakhi Saheli ee
Ab naa deri lagaao
Qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Chalo re doli uthhaao qahaar
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Piya milan ki rut aayi
Piya milan ki rut aayi ee

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं ह
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
हं ह
हं हं हं

हो ओ
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं ह

हो ओ
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
पि की नगरी ले जाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
हं हं ह

जिन नैनों की तू है ज्योति
उन नैनों से बरसे मोती
दावा नहीं है
कोई जोर नहीं है
बेटी सदा ही पराई होती
जल्दी नैहर से ले जाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई

छायी है देखो हरियाली ई ई
आई है रुत खुशियों वाली ई
हर आशा परवान चढ़ी ई ई ई
दिन है दशहरा
रात दिवाली ई
गले डाल बाहों का हार
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई

तन मयके मन तेरी नगरिया
उड़ जाऊं मैं बन के बदरिया
चाँद नगर को चली चकोरी ई ई
प्यासी हूँ मिलन की सांवरिया
मेरे सपने सजाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई

सूनी पड़ी ई
भैय्या की ई हवेली
व्याकुल बहना आ
रह गयी अकेली ई
जिन संग नाची
जिन संग खेली ई
छूट गयीं वो ओ
सखी सहेली ई
अब ना देरी लगाओ
कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
चलो रे डोली उठाओ कहार
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
पिया मिलन की रुत आई
पिया मिलन की रुत आई ई


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

Blog Day : 4028 Post No. : 15144

Today, 29th July, is the 66 birthday for Anoop Jalota, the renowned singer of classical and semi-classical music. Known as the Bhajan Samrat, his forte is in the arena of religious bhajans and devotional songs. Here is wishing him many many happy returns of this day.

Anoop was born this day in 1953, in Nainital. His late father, Purushottam Das Jalota has also been a renowned singer of devotional songs himself. Anoop got his initial education in classical music at the Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow. He started his singing career as a chorus singer at All India Radio. Over the years, he has sung popular sugam sangeet and ghazals also. But he has not been as famous and successful in that area. He started singing devotional songs and for that, he has become very popular. He was honored with the award of Padam Shri in 2012.

His songs in Hindi films are quite limited, although I do find two songs by him already on our blog. Today’s song is from the 1977 film ‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba’. This song is written by Pandurang Dixit and its music is also composed by him. On screen, this song is performed by Manmohan Krishan.

The film is produced by the Sarla Charities Trust, and is directed by Ashok V Bhushan. It is a screen adaptation of the biographical book on Sai Baba by the late Shri Govindrao Dhabolkar. The cast of actors includes Sudhir Dalvi in the title role, Manmohan Krishan, Raj Mehra, B M Vyas, Usha Chauhan, Beerbal, Nazeer Kashmiri, C S Dubey, Gurbachan Singh, Jyotsana Kirpekar, Preetam Balley, Vatsala Deshmukh, Ratanmala Pandit, Bhawna, Master Teeto, and Master Raju. The film has many special and guest appearances, viz., Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Premnath, Manoj Kumar, Madan Puri, Sachin, Dhiraj Kumar, Paintal, Krishan Dhawan, Satish, and Kuljeet.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Some are traditional, and the remaining are penned by Dev Krishan, Manoj Kumar and Pandurang Dixit. The latter is also the music director  for this film. One song of this film is already showcased here on our blog.

In this song, the on screen performer is Manmohan Krishan. He is leading a few others, including some police personnel and taking them to the place where Sai Baba resides.

This song was recorded in 1977, when Anoop would have been just 24 years of age. One can make out the difference in the quality of the voice – in this song and his singing 40 years hence, in the current period.

The Bhajan itself is written and composed very beautifully. Exhorting the listener to meditate on the universality of the message of brotherhood, and the underlying unity and commonalities of all the religions and beliefs. That is the message of Sai Baba – ‘Sab Ka Maalik Ek’ – that the Supreme One is the One and same for all people.

Song – Sumar Manwa. . . Sumar Re Panchtatva Suvichaar  (Shirdi Ke Sai Baba) (1977) Singer – Anup Jalota, Lyrics – Pandurang Dixit, MD – Pandurang Dixit
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

sumar manwaa aa aa aa aa aa
sumar manwaa aa aa aa aa aa
sumar manwaa

sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar
ghat ghat bheetar jag mein nirantar
naad brahma saakar
sunlo pranav ki divya pukaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

mera mera
kuchh nahin tera
chhod do ahankaar
paalo shaashwat soukhya apaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

taaran aur phal
karm bhaagya ka
smar lo baaram baar
sunlo dharm chakra jhankaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

chandra kor ka achal sahaara
kare sitaara ek aadhaar
maano shradhha ka ye saar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

aao jalaado
yagya agni mein
ye katu vishay vikaar
karlo daivi saakshaatkaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar
sumar manwaa
sumar manwaa
sumar re panch tatva suvichaar

ye stup aikya ka
prem dharm ka
satya shaanti ka dwaar
sandesh bhavya de
mantra divya de
sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar

jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar
jai jai sainaath avtaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सुमर मनवा आ आ आ आ आ
सुमर मनवा आ आ आ आ आ
सुमर मनवा

सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार
घट घट भीतर जग में निरंतर
नाद ब्रह्म साकार
सुन लो प्रणव की दिव्य पुकार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

मेरा मेरा
कुछ नहीं तेरा
छोड़ दो अहंकार
पा लो शाश्वत सौख्य अपार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्व सुविचार

तारण और फल
कर्म भाग्य का
स्मर लो बारं बार
सुन लो धर्म चक्र झंकार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

चन्द्र कोर का चल सहारा
करे सितारा एक आधार
मानो श्रद्धा का ये सार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

आओ जला दो
यज्ञ अग्नि में
ये कटु विषय विकार
कर लो दैवी साक्षात्कार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार
सुमर मनवा
सुमर मनवा
सुमर रे पञ्च तत्त्व सुविचार

ये स्तूप ऐक्य का
प्रेम धर्म का
सत्य शान्ति का द्वार
सन्देश भव्य दे
मंत्र दिव्य दे
साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार

जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार
जय जय साईनाथ अवतार



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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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