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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mukesh and his Composers – 14
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As we celebrate seven decades of freedom, patriotic songs continue to eulogize the glories of our nation. These songs have always had a special place in the hearts of all Indians. During the good old days of DD, many such songs were played throughout the day on such occasions. One of the very common songs that was invariably played was the Mukesh number “Chhodo Kal Ki Baaten” from the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). Coming from the baton of Usha Khanna in her second film as a composer, the song was sung with much gusto by Mukesh. The other famous song by Mukesh in this genre is obviously the title song from ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960).

However a lesser known fact is that Mukesh sang nearly 20 film and non-film patriotic songs. The very first duet that Mukesh sang with Lata Mangeshkar – “Ab Darne Ki Koi Baat Nahin Hai” (from ‘Majboor’, 1948) as well as GeetaDutt – “Watan Ki Maati Haath Mein Le Kar” (from ‘Gaon’, 1947), are both patriotic songs.

Amongst his other patriotic songs, Atulji posted “Na Koi Raha Hai Na Koi Rahege” (from ‘Johar Mehmood in Goa’, 1965) a few weeks back.

The iconic song “Mera Rang De Basanti Chola” has been sung by many singers at different times. Mukesh too is involved in one of the versions from the film Shaheed (1965) which he sings along with Mahendra Kapoor, and Rajendra Mehta.

There are about a dozen more songs of Mukesh in the patriotic category and quite a few of them are yet to be posted. Since the list may not be complete and also as the other songs are not too well known, I will desist myself from making a list of all his patriotic songs at this stage.

However, as a regular feature in this series, a tabular column is always in order. Following is the list of the songs composed by Ram Ganguly, and sung by Mukesh.

S.No Name of Song Movie
(Year of release)
Co singer
(if any)
Lyricist
1 Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji Aag (1948) Shamshad Begum Majrooh Sultanpuri
2 Rab mere araj sun meri Aag (1948) Sailesh Mukherji Saraswati Kumar Deepak
3 Zinda hoon is tarah Aag (1948) Behzad Lucknowi
4 Aazad ho gaya Jalsa (1948) Ramesh Gupta

Aag (1948). As we are all well aware, this was the directorial debut of Raj Kapoor and Ram Ganguly had scored the music for the film. Some misunderstanding between the director and the composer resulted in a phenomenon called Shanker-Jaikishen. Rest as they say, is history.

Personally, for me, the music of ‘Aag’ is altogether on a different platform. There is something captivating in the compositions. I often listen to the songs from this movie, each time savouring the music.

The career of Ram Ganguly after ‘Aag’ was not a smooth ride. There were hardly any films that were musically successful. I was wondering if any of our more knowledgeable contributors have written a post on the life and career of the composer. And as expected, I found this post, aptly written by one of the most suitable persons to do so.

The two most famous songs of Ram Ganguly after his ‘Aag’ score are probably from ‘Gawaiyya’ (1954). The songs Aise Toote Taar Ke Mere Geet Adhoore Reh Gaye and Teri Yaad Ka Deepak Jaltaa Hai, once again bring to mind the velvet voiced memories of Talat Mehmood.

Coming to this post and the song in particular, it is a recently discovered song as it is not listed in Mukesh Geet Kosh. It is listed in the main Hindi Film Geet Kosh, but at the time of publication of volume 2 of HFGK, the detailed information of this song was not available. A patriotic song sung by Mukesh along with chorus, the song was recorded for ‘Jalsa’ (1948). From the Geet Kosh listings, it seems that a song with the same or a similar title is also included in the film ‘Desh Sewa’, also from 1948. I request for more clarifications and details about this re-use of the song by more knowledgeable readers.

It seems Ram Ganguly too did not use the voice of Mukesh in any of his films after ‘Jalsa’. The tally stands at 04 as listed above. There are some 18 songs in Jalsa (1948). One song has already been represented on the blog. It will be nothing short of a miracle if any of the remaining songs from Jalsa have the voice of Mukesh as he was one of the most sought-after playback singers during the time.

I thank Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for helping me with confirming with the short list of all Mukesh songs under Ram Ganguly.

Before, I conclude the post; I just want to inform readers that the next post will be in my other series, with another recently discovered song, the hint as regards to the co-singer being “what will happen now”.

I take this opportunity to wish one and all, a very happy independence day.

Jai Hind.

Song – Azaad Ho Gaya Hai Hindostaan Hamaara  (Jalsa) (1948) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Ramesh Gupta, MD – Ram Ganguly
Chorus

Lyrics
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
dekho farak raha hai
pyaara nishaan hamaara
dekho farak raha hai
pyaara nishaan hamaara

muddat ke baad hum ye
khushiyaan manaa rahe hain
muddat ke baad hum ye
diye jalaa rahe hain
muddat ke baad goonja
hai ye bulund naara
muddat ke baad goonja
hai ye bulund naara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

bharat hai runee unka
jo hain shaheed sachche
balidaan de gaye jo
boodhe jawaan bachche
un hi ke khoon se rangeen
hai ye chaman hamaara
un hi ke khoon se rangeen
hai ye chaman hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

ab ek hi khwaaish hai
Netaji laut aayen
ab ek hi khwaaish hai
Netaji laut aayen
nav rashtra ke tirange
jhande ko sar jhukaayen
jhande ko sar jhukaayen
phir se buland kar den
Jai Hind ka wo naara
phir se buland kar den
Jai Hind ka wo naara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

bharat mein prem jyoti
phir se prabhu jaga de
phir se prabhu jaga de
toote huye dilon ko
phir ek tu banaa de
phir ek tu banaa de
mujhko hai mera bharat
ye swarg se bhi pyaara
mujhko hai mera bharat
ye swarg se bhi pyaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
देखो फ़रक रहा है
प्यारा निशां हमारा
देखो फ़रक रहा है
प्यारा निशां हमारा

मुद्दत के बाद हम ये
खुशियां मना रहे हैं
मुद्दत के बाद हम ये
दिये जला रहे हैं
मुद्दत के बाद गूँजा
है ये बुलंद नारा
मुद्दत के बाद गूँजा
है ये बुलंद नारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

भारत है ऋणी उनका
जो हैं शहीद सच्चे
बलिदान दे गए जो
बूढ़े जवान बच्चे
उन हि के खूँ से रंगीं
है ये चमन हमारा
उन हि के खूँ से रंगीं
है ये चमन हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

अब एक ही ख़्वाहिश है
नेता जी लौट आयें
अब एक ही ख़्वाहिश है
नेता जी लौट आयें
नव राष्ट्र के तिरंगे
झंडे को सर झुकाएँ
झंडे को सर झुकाएँ
फिर से बुलंद कर दें
जय हिन्द का वो नारा
फिर से बुलंद कर दें
जय हिन्द का वो नारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

भारत में प्रेम ज्योति
फिर से प्रभु जगा दे
फिर से प्रभु जगा दे
टूटे हुये दिलों को
फिर एक तू बना दे
फिर एक तू बना दे
मुझको है मेरा भारत
ये स्वर्ग से भी प्यारा
मुझको है मेरा भारत
ये स्वर्ग से भी प्यारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा


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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today’s Shiv Bhajan is for the 4th Shraavan Monday – as celebrated in south, west and some eastern states of India. This bhajan is from film ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), made by Chandrakala Pictures and is produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The lead actors were Anjali Devi (from south) and Bharat Bhushan. In the cast of this film, you will find a name Rajkumar. Most ‘knowledgeable’ sites and writers treat this actor same as the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. However, this is not correct. This Rajkumar is different.

The pathetically poor documentation of the history of Hindi films has left many gaping holes. One of these is the menace of ‘Same Name Confusions’. Actors, directors and composers having similar names are the victims as well as the sufferers of this phenomenon. When artistes active around the same time share the same names, their filmography is often overlapped and intermixed. The sufferer is usually the lesser known person amongst the group of same name persons. Their hard work is credited unceremoniously to the more famous and well known person of the same name. In my earlier posts, I have dwelt upon this subject in details. Additionally, I ran a 3 part article series “Same Name Confusions”, which has become a reference point at www.anmolfankaar.com

The case of multiple Raj Kumars, however, could not be solved due to its cluelessness. Fortunately, the blog www.maitrimanthan.wordpress.com took it up as a project and spent considerable time and efforts to collect some information in this case. (They had also done this for Sr and Jr Shashi kapoors. May God bless these blog girls !).

There were in all 5 Raj Kumars in the industry at the same time. The first was the Kannada Hero Dr. Rajkumar. However, he never worked in any Hindi film, so no confusion about him.The second was the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. Third was Rajkumar Gupta (from Ranchi), who was the main character in popular film ‘Jagriti’ (1954). He never worked again in any film. Fourth was Raj(u) Kumar, a junior artist, who did minor roles, that were mostly uncredited, in films like ‘Shri 420’ (1955), ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964) etc. The fifth was this Rajkumar, who mostly worked in religious and mythological films. His full name was Rajkumar Khatri.

Rajkumar Khatri was born in or around 1940. He started as a child artiste in films like ‘Janmashtami’ (1950), ‘Jai Mahakaali’ (1951) and ‘Insaan’ (1952). His first film as an adult was ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), in which he did the role of young Shukdev. He was a fine actor, not extraordinary, but there was something special about his screen presence. Apart from his boyish looks, he had an unspoken charm and emanated an inherent goodness. In his second film ‘Tulsidas’ (1954) he did the role of Shri Ram. He was hardly 15-16 year old then. This must be the youngest and most boyish looking Shri Ram ever seen on the screen !

Rajkumar Khatri acted in 61 films, mostly religious and mythological films (47 to be precise). Not that he did not work in any social films, but such films were less. He was seen in films like ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Ustadon Ke Ustad’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964), ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) etc. Due to his boyish face and young innocent looks, he was generally given roles of the younger brother. As Laxman, he acted in 7 films. His last film was probably ‘Chintamani Soordas’ (1987).

In mid 1980s, when films offers became scarce, he joined Prakash Mehra as an assistant. He used to live in Chembur. He was known as Chhota Rajkumar in the industry. He worked with Prakash Mehra for a long time, as Assistant Director and also as his PA. Reportedly, he died in September 2014. No further information on him is available.

Today’s Shiv Bhajan is from an obscure film ‘Shuk Rambha’. In the period from 1951 to 1960, so many religious and mythological films were made that at times there was a shortage of appealing stories. Popular stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharat epics, were exhausted beyond revival and it was not prudent to repeat them frequently. In this period, Nirupa Roy and Trilok Kapoor, probably were the busiest stars. Besides the usual popular stories, producers made films on rare subjects like Shanidev, Nal-Damayanti, Kach Devyani, Ekadashi, Navnaths, Kaali, Laxmi, Vikram and Vetal etc.

Producer-director Shri Dhirubhai Desai took up a totally unknown and obscure topic from the Vedic ‘Shuk Rambha Samvaad’. I appreciate his guts. I did not see this film and I do not know how many people must have seen this ‘never heard’ type of film. The cast of the film included Bharat Bhushan who had become famous after the blockbuster film ‘Baiju Bawra’ in 1952. Anjali Devi from south was his heroine. There were the other usual artistes of this genre like Lalita Pawar, Krishnakumari, Niranjan Sharma, Tiwari, Kusum Thakur etc. The role of young Shukdev was performed by Raajkumar.

Normally, not many people would know who was Shuk. Of course everybody would know about Rambha, that she was an ‘apsara‘ like Menaka and Urvashi etc. Rishi Shuk or Shukdev has an interesting story about his birth. Once Devi Paarvati wanted to know the secret of being Amar or immortal. Only Shiv ji knew about it. When she was after him to know the secret, he agreed to tell her. While Shiv ji was explaining the details, Paarvati went to sleep, but a bird – Shuk (Parrot), sitting on a tree branch outside listened to all the details. When Shiv ji realised this, the bird flew away in fear, and landed straight into the yawning open mouth of the wife of Maharshi Ved Vyas. It remained there safe for 12 years and then took birth. He was named Shuk. He left home to seek Bramha Gyan. Devarishi Narad took him again to Ved Vyas. He taught him and then sent him to King Janaka, who was supposed to be a ‘Jeevanmukta‘, i.e. free from worldly emotions and attachments, even though he was in a human form. Janak advised Shuk to take up ‘grihasth ashram‘ (life as a married householder), as Bramha Gyan was incomplete without this worldly experience and knowledge. Shuk met Rambha who got interested in him and started to lure him. There took place the famous Vedic ‘Shuk Rambha Samwaad’. She tried to teach him the benefits of spending time with beautiful women and he would argue against her.

Here is some additional information on Shuk (from Wikipedia).

Shuka (also Shukadeva, Shuka deva, Suka, Sukadev, Sukadeva Gosvami) was the son of the sage Ved Vyasa who is credited as the organizer of the Vedas and Puraanas,  and the main narrator of the Bhagvata Puraan. Most of the Bhagavata Puraan consists of Shuka reciting the story to King Parikshit, who had been cursed to die within seven days. Shuka is depicted as a sanyasi, renouncing the world in pursuit of Moksha (liberation), which most narratives assert that he achieved.

According to Mahabharat, Shuka was churned out of a stick of fire after one hundred years of austerity by Ved Vyasa, born with ascetic powers and with the Vedas dwelling inside him, just like his father. The Mahabharata also recounts how Shuka was sent by Ved Vyasa for training to King Janaka, who was considered to be a Jeevanmukta, or one who is liberated while still in a physical body. Shuka asked Janaka about the way to liberation, with Janaka recommending the traditional progression of the four ashramas, which included the householder stage. After expressing contempt for the householder life, Shuka questioned Janaka about the real need for following the householder path. Seeing Shuka’s advanced state of realization, Janaka told him that there was no need in his case.

Stories recount how Shuka surpassed his father in spiritual attainment. Once, when following his son, Vyasa encountered a group of celestial nymphs who were bathing. Shuka’s purity was such that the nymphs did not consider him to be a distraction, even though he was naked, but covered themselves when faced with his father. Shuka is sometimes portrayed as wandering about naked, due to his complete lack of self-consciousness.

A completely different version of the later life of Shuka is given in the Devi-Bhagvat Puraan, considered a secondary Puraana (Upapuran) by many, but an important work in the Shaakt tradition. In this account, Shuka is convinced by Janaka to follow the ashrama tradition, and returns home to marry and follow the path of yoga. He has five children with his wife Pivari (who is actually Rambha) – four sons and a daughter. The story concludes in the same vein as the common tradition, with Shuka achieving moksha.

A place called Shukachari is believed to be the cave of Shuka, where he disappeared in cave stones as per local traditional lore. Shuka in Sanskrit means parrot and thus the name is derived from the large number of parrots found around the Shukachari hills. Shukachari literally means abode of parrots in the Sanskrit language.

Film ‘Shuk Rambha’ is primarily based on the story of Shukdev, from Bhagwat Puraan. The film story was written by Kavi Raghunath Brahmbhatt (1892-1983). Born in Gujarat, Kavi Raghunath was called a Raskavi due to his penchant for writing love songs. He wrote mythological and historical dramas, which became very famous. Taking a clue from Parsi Theatre, he resurrected Gujarati theatre by reviving the tradition of Sanskrit dramas in Gujarati. His autobiography ‘Smaran Manjri’ (published 1955) describes the development of Gujarati Theatre. It is said that the famous song “Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlaal. . .” from film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960) was taken from his Gujarati drama ‘Chhatra Vijay’ (1919), which was usurped by Shakeel Badayuni. The case was taken up by Writers’ Association of India, which decided the matter in Brahmbhatt’s favour. However, the credit in the film still goes to Shakeel badayuni only. Kavi Raghunath died in 1983.

Film ‘Shuka Rambha’ has 9 songs. One song from this film has been discussed on our blog, long back. So this is only the second song to be posted here. Today is the 4th Monday of the holy month of Shraavan, in the south, west and eastern states of India. For the rest of India, Shraavan has ended on the 7th August – the day of Rakhi Purnima itself. Next Shiv Bhajan on the 21st August will be the last in this  undeclared mini series. So enjoy this Shiv Bhajan today.


Song – Jaag Re Yogi Jaag Re (Shuk Rambha) (1953) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Manna Dey
Chorus

Lyrics

jaag re. . .
yogi jaag re. . .
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
ye samaadhi anant yogi tyaag re
jaag re
jaag re

ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o o
aaa aaa
yauwan ki behnt mein madhu maas aaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
dharti suhagan ne dhaani chunariya se
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
kaliyon ke mukh choomen
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
gumche bhramar ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
kaliyon ke mukh choomen
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
gumche bhramar ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
vrikshon se lipti lataayen
gun gun gun gun gun gun dolen vaasanti
sheetal sugandh hawaayen
kan kan mein praanon ki baaji baansuriya
ho o o o o o
kan kan mein praanon ki baaji baansuriya
goonje hain jeevan ke raag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
ye samaadhi anant yogi tyaag re
jaag re
jaag re

jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re

tu hai purush aai sanmukh ye prakriti
tu hai karam ye kaamini
nainon ko khol yogi aasan se dol
tere sanmukh hai jeevan ki raagini
jad mein chhupi ye chetanta
jal mein chhupi ye aag re
jaag re
jaag re jaag re
jaag re
jaag re jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाग रे॰॰॰
योगी जाग रे॰॰॰
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे योगी जाग रे
जाग रे योगी जाग रे
ये समाधि अनंत योगी त्याग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ
यौवन की बहंत में मधु मास आया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
धरती सुहागन ने धानी चुनरिया से
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
कलियों के मुख चूमें
(आ आ आ आ)
गुमचे भ्रमर के
(आ आ आ आ)
कलियों के मुख चूमें
(आ आ आ आ)
गुमचे भ्रमर के
(आ आ आ आ)
वृक्षों से लिपटी लताएँ
गुन गुन गुन
गुन गुन गुन डोलें वासंती
शीतल सुगंध हवाएँ
कण कण में प्राणों की बाजी बांसुरिया
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कण कण में प्राणों की बाजी बांसुरिया
गूँजे हैं जीवन के राग रे
जाग रे योगी जग रे
जाग रे योगी जग रे
ये समाधि अनंत योगी त्याग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

तू है पुरुष आई सन्मुख ये प्रकृति
तू है करम ये कामिनी
नैनों को खोल योगी आसन से डोल
तेरे सन्मुख है जीवन की रागिनी
जड़ में छुपी ये चेतनता
जल में छुपी ये आग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

 

 


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

chaman mein sab ne hi gaaya
tarana zindagani ka
magar sab se alag tha rang
meri hi kahani ka

zamanaa sun raha hai jis ko
wo meri kahani hai

 

The voice of Mukesh continues to enthral the world of music. Today (22 July) is his birth anniversary and I present here a short song from the film ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). This film has already been Yippeee’d on the blog, but this particular rendition can as well be taken as an additional separate song.

The video shows Raj Kapoor on the screen, though he does not lip-sync the song. Mukesh in his usual trademark voice recites two dohas (couplets) of Sant Kabir Das. There are some comments on the internet that this short song and scene were missing in the film. I request readers to throw more light on this aspect.

Though there are many websites dedicated to the dohas of Kabir, I requested our Sudhir ji to not only write the lyrics for me but also translate the same. I thank him profusely for the help rendered.

I feel that the voice and the empathy expressed by Mukesh will be more pronounced and appreciated if one understands the meaning of the dohas first. Mukesh, who has recorded the original rendition of the popular ‘Ramcharit Maanas’ of Tulsidas (abridged version), also has a lot of bhajan’s in the film and non-film category. Quite a few of these bhajanas are yet to appear on the blog.

I have been away from the blog as far as song postings is concerned, due to some personal commitments, but will surely come back with more compilations of Mukesh with the artists in the two on-going series. There are a couple of newly discovered songs which will be introduced in the very near future.

With this short song wherein the clarity of the pronunciation of words and the heart-felt expression in the voice is very much perceptible, I once again join numerous Mukesh fans in remembering him on the anniversary of his birth.

Translation and Notes (Provided by Sudhir)
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kabeer soya kya kare, uth na rovey dukh

Why continuing to sleep
Be awake, be alert
And stop crying for sorrows

jaaka vaasa gor mein, so kyon sovey sukh

For happiness is not the destiny
One who eternally lives in grave
Can he ever sleep in peace

Notes: In his couplets, Kabir Das has a specific addressal. When the message of the couplet is a teaching directed towards others, the form of addressal used is ‘sadho‘. When the message of the couplet is directed inwards, then the addressal used is ‘Kabir‘ or ‘Kabira‘. But as is seen in all cases, the message is meant for all. In this couplet, the poet is cautioning the human, not to continue sleeping. Now this sleeping is not simply the physical sleep that one resorts to when the body is tired. The poet is referring to the sleep of ignorance, that most human being undergo, as they spend their lives on this planet. The ignorance being referred to is the ignorance of the true nature of the self and of this material world. The human seeks happiness, but is almost always drowning in the tears of sorrow. So the poet says, wake up and realize the true nature, and don’t continue to cry for your sorrows. Because the life on this planet has only one destination, that is death. We are all residing in graves that have already been prepared for us. For a living person who is existing in a grave, can there be any happiness to be found (in the grave), can such a person ever have a peaceful sleep.
jaaka = variant of ‘jis ka’; for whom
vaasa = to reside; to live
gor = grave; कब्र

जीवन मरण विचार कर, कूड़े काम निवार

Contemplate the cycle of life and death
And dispose of the menial tasks of life
(do what needs to be done for life)

जिन पंथों तुझ चालना, सोई पंथ संवार

But realize the true paths
That have to be traveled
Strive to improve and enrich
The knowledge of that path

Notes: The poet is exhorting the learner, to contemplate the true nature of the cycle of life and death – that nothing in this world is permanent. The process of living entails certain tasks to sustain the life; these are low level tasks, that need to be dispositioned and done with. Do not lose yourself in this process of life, for there are other truer paths that one has to traverse. Make efforts to improve, enrich, clean up the awareness and the knowledge of these paths, so that the travel on these paths of truth is free of obstacles and pain.

In the given scenario, Raju, the village bumpkin and singer, is torn between how to sort out the problem he is facing – neither the dacoits are willing to just meekly give up their profession and surrender, nor is the police showing any benevolence towards them, to try and bring them in alive. In the scene just before these couplets, Raju is at the residence of the police commissioner (role played by Raj Mehra), and is pleading for leniency in return for their surrender. While this conversation is in progress, one of the dacoits, on the instructions of Raaka (role played by Pran), who is now the new gang leader, throws a message tied to a stone, into the house, breaking a window pane. The message is a challenge to the police commissioner, to hand over Raju and Kammo (role played by Padmini) to the dacoits. (Padmini has left the dacoit’s hideout with Raju, much to the chagrin of Raaka). The police commissioner is infuriated, and in anger expresses his will to capture all dacoits and hang them. Raju is now in a fix; what to do. The police won’t listen to him, and for their own reasons. And Raaka, blinded by his obsession for Kammo, and his vexation at Raju, for being the preferred person in Kammo’s heart, isn’t going to oblige by listening to Raju.

In this quandary, Raju is not able to sleep. And then these two couplets play in his mind. He is not lip syncing, but his expressions are so impressive, as he listens to this voice from within. This voice sings two couplets to him, telling him that it is useless to seek happiness in this life and this world, which is only sorrows – the epithet used is “jaaka vaasa gor mein”; that all humans are living in graves already dug for them. The second couplet advises that one should only contemplate on the truth of life, and seek out the path that will take towards that truth. And once that path is evident in the mind, then the personal striving should be cleanse and enrich this path, leading one towards the truth.

When this second couplet plays, a smile descends on the lips of Raju, a light is seen and a determination is made. Raju leaves the police commissioners home immediately, leaving Kammo sleeping inside the room. One does not see him leave, but the next scene is Kammo waking up only to find Raju missing. On enquiry, she is told that he left during the night, but where he has gone, is not known to anyone. But Kammo knows, that Raju has returned to the gang’s hideout.

 


Song – Kabir Soya Kya Kare (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai) (1960) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Kabir Das, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

kabeer soya kya kare, uth na rovey dukh
jaaka vaasa gor mein, so kyon sovey sukh

jeevan maran vichaar kar, koode kaam nivaar
jin panthun tujh chaalna, soi panth sanwaar

jin panthun tujh chaalna, soi panth sanwaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कबीर सोया क्या करे, उठ ना रोवे दुख
जाका वासा गोर में, सो क्यों सोवे सुख

जीवन मरण विचार कर, कूड़े काम निवार
जिन पंथों तुझ चालना, सोई पंथ संवार

जिन पंथों तुझ चालना, सोई पंथ संवार

 


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today’s song is from film ‘Anban’ (1944) (pronounced as un-bun). So far, only one song from this film has been discussed on our blog in 2011. This is, therefore, the second song from this film. No songs of this film are available anywhere like You Tube etc. Then, how did I get introduced to  this song ? There is a story behind this.
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“Chhoti Chhoti Baaten” (1965) was directed by Motilal for Rajvanshi Productions, Bombay. The movie had Motilal, Nadira, Moti Sagar, Manju, Kumar, Krishan Dhawan, Leela Misra, Sangeeta, Mridula, Mubarak etc in it.
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This song is from Master Bhagwan’s film ‘Damaad’ (1951). In the decade of 1940’s, Bhagwan had specialised in low budget C grade action and stunt films. Usually his films would be completed in Rs. 60 to 70 thousand rupees only. He used to churn out films after films with the same set of actors with almost the same story in all his films. The audience of Master Bhagwan’s films came to the theatre to see his antics and comedy, coupled with action scenes of fighting and incredible stunts.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Genius of Jaidev – 41
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Directed by R Kaushik, under the banner of ‘Lalmani Films, 1969 social film Sapna’ had the star-cast of Dilip Raj, Nivedita, Jagdip, Mohan Choti, Manmohan Krushna, KN Singh, Bhagwan Sinha, Preetam, Ganesh, Rinku, Bela Bose, Meenakshi, Sarita Devi, Sadhana Khote, Kalpalata, Ameena etc. Jaidev set the tunes to the lyrics by VN Mangal.
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Genius of Jaidev – 36
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1969 film ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do’ was produced by Apsara Arts, Bombay (now Mumbai) and directed by B Mastaan. The star cast consisted of Tanuja, Shailesh Kumar, Jeevan, Helen, Mohan Choti, Chand Usmani, Uma Dutt, Kundan, Meenakshi etc. Jaidev composed the music and there were two lyricists for the film, Naqsh Layalpuri and Hasrat Jaipuri.
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Genius of Jaidev – 35
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1969 film ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do’ was produced by Apsara Arts, Bombay (now Mumbai) and directed by B Mastaan. The star cast consisted of Tanuja, Shailesh Kumar, Jeevan, Helen, Mohan Choti, Chand Usmani, Uma Dutt, Kundan, Meenakshi etc. Jaidev composed the music and there were two lyricists for the film, Naksh Llyalpuri and Hasrat Jaipuri. The lyricist of this song is Hasrat Jaipuri. The singing voice is that of Rafi Sb.
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Genius of Jaidev – 34
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One more song from the film  ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do’ is a surprise song for me. I heard it for the first time due to the ‘meherbaani’ of ‘uperwala’. (Geographically Delhi is ‘uper’ to Mumbai.)  The second surprise is the sweet voiced singer.  Suman Kalyanpur has sung only two songs with Jaidev. (as far as I know)  The other one is “Mai Teri Dasi Tu Mera Data” from the 1972 film ‘Bhavana’.  After hearing this song every music lover would opine in unison, that they should have come together more often. One more rare occurrence is lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri providing lyrics for Jaidev.  I request our statisticians of the blog to make me ‘buddha’ (dictionary meaning – ‘one who knows’) about these statistics.
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