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

Blog Day : 3467 Post No. : 13915

Missing Films of 1960s – 42
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IS Johar had a lead of three years over Raj Kapoor. His film ‘Mera Naam Johar’, released in 1967, preceded the great showman’s masterpiece ‘Mera Naam Joker’ which came in 1970. It is a matter of conjecture now, as to who inspired whom. 🙂

So this film is the debut film for today. IS Johar was going very strong, and travelling to many destinations  in the 1960s. In 1965 we saw him in ‘Goa’ with Memood. In 1966, he travelled to ‘Kashmir’. Then in 1967, along with the proclamation that his name is ‘Johar’, he also appeared in ‘Bombay’. His next trip was somewhat delayed, considered that he travelled overseas to ‘Hong Kong’ in 1971, once again in Mehmood’s company.

The film is produced under the banner of Sudershan Chitra, Bombay, and is directed by Saran Kant. Besides himself in lead role, other members of the cast include Sonia Sahni, Dhoomal, Aruna Irani, Raj Mehra and Tiwari amongst others. The film has 6 songs listed. Music is from the mind of Usha Khanna. Two songwriters are listed – Asad Bhopali and Qamar Jalaalabaadi. However, only three of the songs have a specific lyricist identified. For this song, the lyricist name has not been identified. This song is written by Qamar Sb. (This information is actually available in the addenda to the volume IV of Geet Kosh, which I missed referring to earlier.)

The song is delivered in a very comical situation. And the songwriter has written some very catchy lines to match the situation. Apparently it seems that IS Johar and Sonia Sahni have to make a getaway from the clutches of the villain’s gangsters, who are blocking the roads even, and screening the people coming and going. And the way out found by the hero is something that can happen only in IS Johar films. They form a funeral procession, and they have Sonia Sahni acting like a dead body, being carried in the traditional funerary ‘takht’ on the shoulders of a group of people. IS Johar, with his head tonsured and wearing only a dhoti, seems to be the epitome of the prime mourner, carrying the traditional fire in a ‘matka’.

He leads the singing, with this song in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor. The group of people accompanying him includes people who are playing the ‘dholak’ and ‘khartaal’ etc. The procession meets the villain’s henchmen in a sort of a road block. And IS Johar is singing and telling the entire real story – that the dead body is  actually ‘zinda’ (alive), and that they are making good an escape with no one the wiser.

The play acting is so convincing that the henchmen who are leading this group of baddies, actually come forward and shoulder the funerary carriage for some distance, even singing along with the group. A most hilarious situation contrived by the director, and so brazenly and blatantly executed by IS Johar and company. IS Johar looks so convincing in his role as a fake mourner, and as he sings along the lines in which he is indicating the truth of the situation, only if someone would listen ‘between the words’. . . – “Jaane Waala Chala Hai Dekho Rok Sakey Na Koi” 🙂

See, listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Ram Naam Satya Hai Gopal Naam Satya Hai  (Mera Naam Johar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

jo chaahe wo kar sakta hai
kabhi na chhodo aas
jo chaahe wo kar sakta hai
kabhi na chhodo aas
sada parbhu par karo bharosa
keh gaye johar das
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

kabhi aatma mar nahin sakti
rehti hai ta-binda
kabhi aatma mar nahin sakti
rehti hai ta-binda
log jinhen bejaan samajhte
hotey hain wo zinda
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

insaanon ke bas mein kya hai
kaahe akde banda
insaanon ke bas mein kya hai
kaahe akde banda
logo punya kamaate jaao
dete jaao kandha
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

baat ram ki ram hi jaane
honi thi so hoi
baat ram ki ram hi jaane
honi thi so hoi
jaane waala chala hai dekho
rok sakey na koi
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

जो चाहे वो कर सकता है
कभी ना छोड़ो आस
जो चाहे वो कर सकता है
कभी ना छोड़ो आस
सदा प्रभु पर करो भरोसा
कह गए जौहर दास
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

कभी आत्मा मर नहीं सकती
रहती है ता-बिंदा
कभी आत्मा मर नहीं सकती
रहती है ता-बिंदा
लोग जिन्हें बेजान समझते
होते हैं वो ज़िंदा
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

इन्सानों के बस में क्या है
काहे अकड़े बंदा
इन्सानों के बस में क्या है
काहे अकड़े बंदा
लोगो पुण्य कमाते जाओ
देते जाओ चंदा
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

बात राम की राम ही जाने
होनी थी सो होई
बात राम की राम ही जाने
होनी थी सो होई
जाने वाला चला है देखो
रोक सके ना कोई
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

 

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

Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13894

Today is the eighty fourth birth anniversary (9 Jan 1934 – 27 Sep 2008) of singer Mahendra Kapoor. On this occasion today, I present this lovely and haunting song from the 1966 film ‘Naag Mandir’ here on our blog. This song has two versions one sung by Mahendra Kapoor and another sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

‘Naag Mandir’ was directed by Shantilal Soni for Mayurkala Pictures, Bombay. The star cast was led by Mahipal, Vijaya Choudhry and included Indira and BM Vyas.

This movie has six songs, including one multiple version song. Songs for this movie are written by three songwriters – Shiv Kumar ‘Saroj’, Bharat Vyas and Asad Bhopali. This song is written by Bharat Vyas. Music for this movie is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi have given their voices to the songs in this movie. So far three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Not much other information about this movie is either mentioned in HFGK Vol IV or available on other sources.

I became aware of this song around end-eighties, when I started collecting cassettes and also getting compilations of various singers recorded on blank (TDK/Sony) cassettes. In this endeavor I got recorded the Mahendra Kapoor songs on 14.10.1991 and since then this song is there in my collection. I like this song very much and sometimes it automatically come to my lips and I broke into humming it.

When I checked on the blog, I was surprised to note that this was still to be posted. Also, it was only few weeks back that I discovered that this song also has a female version and that too sung by Lata Mangeshkar. There is some difference in the lyrics. Both versions have one common stanza and one different stanza.

Coming back to the songs of Mahendra Kapoor I would like to mention that I like many of his songs very very much. And as and when I have got the opportunity to share his songs I have tried to get them posted on this blog. I am not going into the biographical details of Mahendra Kapoor and the list of his songs in this post today. I will just stop here and leave you with this song to enjoy today remembering him, and his contribution to Hindi Film Music.

Audio (Male Version – Mahendra Kapoor)

Audio (Female Version – Lata Mangeshkar)

Song – Mere Sanam, Sun Mera Gham (Naag Mandir) (1966) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor/ Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Male Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

zindagi ke dukh bharey
ye din kahaan bitaaun
jo na koi gham kare
wo dil kahaan se laaun
sab kuchh hai phir bhi jaise
kuchh nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

Female Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

kitne din guzar gaye
kismet ko sote sote
kitni umr kat gayi
din raat rote rote
phir bhi to badnaseebi kam nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
mere sanam
mere sanam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

ज़िन्दगी के दुःख भरे
ये दिन कहाँ बिताऊं
जो न कोई ग़म करे
वो दिल कहाँ से लाऊं
सब कुछ है फिर भी जैसे
कुछ नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

महिला स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

कितने दिन गुज़र गए
किस्मत को सोते सोते
कितनी उम्र कट गयी
दिन रात रोते रोते
फिर भी तो बदनसीबी कम नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम


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Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13892

“Johar in Bombay” (1967) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Thakkar Films, Bombay. The movie had I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, K N Singh, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Polson, Jeevankala etc in it.

This movie was one of several “Johar in…” series on movies, a bit like the “Carry on…” series of movies in Hollywood.
In this particular movie, I S Johar ties up with Rajendranath, both playing good for nothing slackers who somehow manage to save the coutry (if not the world) from evil scientists out to destroy the country (if not the world).

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the sixth and final song from “Johar in Bombay” (1967). This song is a rare song in the sense that it is not available as a standalone song on YT as of now. The song is a roadside tamasha song where I s Johar and Rajendranath and seen performing a streetside dance alongwith their love interests- Sonia Sahni and Jeewankala (?). The dance performance have elements of punjabi folk dance followed by Maharashtrian lavani folk dance.

The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, S Balbir, Usha Timothy and Krishna Kalle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today (9 january 2018) happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (9 january 1934-27 september 2008). Quite fortuitously, this happens to the 300th song of Mahendra Kapoor in the blog. So this is a perfect tribute to the singer in the blog.

It also happens to be the 15th death anniversary of Qamar Jalalabadi (9 january 2003). So this song serves as a tribute to Qamar Jalalabadi as well.

With this song, “Johar in Bombay” (1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Naach sasure naach nakhra ab na chalega (Johar in Bombay)(1967) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir, Usha Timothy, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Usha Khanna
Male singers together
Female singers together

Lyrics

kaise hote khel tamaashe
arre is duniya ke beech
o bandar se insaan bane
to insaan se ban gaye reechh

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
hoy naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega

hoy hoy
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
baari barsi khatan gaya
hoy
hoy baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
ho ladki gulaab jaisi
aur ?? reechh hai saala
he ladki gulaab jaisi

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara
baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara

ho taane mujhe dene waale
jaa dekha ishq tumhaara
ho taane mujhe dene waale

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

ho saari nagariya
aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari nagariya ruk ruk dekhe
kaisi nautanki aayi
aga bai
kaisi nautanki aayi re
arre dekho yaaron khel naya
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
janwaai
janwaai

aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji

dil mein chhupaa hai
ae ae ae ae
dil mein chhupaa hai
pyaar kisi ka
karne chale hain bhalaai
haay raam
karne chale hain bhalaai

sasure ka bahaana hai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
lugaai

ji ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji ji

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

oy naach sasure
naach baaba
naach sasure
naach baaba


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

Blog Day : 3458 Post No. : 13879

Missing Films of 1960s – 39
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What luck, I must have missed this song in my online searches earlier when I was looking for songs of missing films from 1964. When I located this song couple of days back, I realize it has been sitting here for almost five years. What luck.

And what a wonderful melodious song this one is. और कैसे कैसे कहूँ – the more obscure the film, the higher probability that we will find some really great songs. I was completely bowled over by this song when I was able to locate it and then listened to it. The song has been uploaded by our dear friend Parag Sankla.

This is a stunt film that was produced in 1964 under the banner of Padma Productions, Bombay. Name of the director is given simply as Jal. The star cast is familiar for such films of that era – Azaad, Chitra, Heeralal, Krishna Kumari, Kamal Kapoor, Shaam Kumar, Heera Sawant, Sheikh, Maruti, Fazlu, and then a lot more names that are not very familiar – Gani, Nihal, Renu, Meena, Master Dillu, Nayar, K Murti, Buniyad Ali Sultan, Gopal, and Raghunath.

Geet Kosh lists 7 songs for this film. As per the listings, only 4 songs appear to have been released on gramophone records, and three may be lost, unless the film itself is traced. Names of two music directors are listed – Manoharlal and S Kishan. Manoharlal is possibly Manoharlal Khanna, whom we know more as a lyricist, although his name also appears as a music director in a few films. The specific MD name against individual songs is not given so I propose we use the MD name as ‘Mahoharlal, S Kishan’.

Coming to lyricists, once again two names are listed – Akhtar Romani and Farad. And once again, the specific name against individual songs is not listed, so it is not possible to identify the writer of this song.

Singing voices are of Geeta Dutt and Mahendra Kapoor. Both have sung their lines with zest and fun. A wonderful song for light mood and fun.

So this film makes a debut on our blog today. At least four songs of this film are available, so we should be seeing more of them here.

Song – O Mr Johnny Mizaaz Kaisa Hai  (Tarzan Aur Captain Kishire) (1964) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Manoharlal, S Kishan

Lyrics

o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai

o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

ye mota
ye kaala
ye nero hai
ye gora
ye chitta
ye hero hai
ye mota
ye kaala
ye nero hai
ye gora
ye chitta
ye hero hai
pehne ye suit
aur maare saloot
waise to bole tu zero hai
o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
arre tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

yahi to
ji madam
nainitaal hai
yahi to
ji london
ka football hai
yahi to
ji madam
nainitaal hai
yahi to
ji london
ka football hai
ye reoketum
maare beauty ka bumb
dekhe to koi kya chaal hai
o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai
o mister johnny. . .

o lady
o beauty
tu chal tham ke
o baby
o sweetie
zara dum le
o lady
o beauty
tu chal tham ke
o baby
o sweetie
zara dum le
jaanu main jaan
kya hai tera khyaal
baaten na kar aisi hum se
arre o dear madam
gulab ki kali
o dear madam
shabab ki dali
nigaahen teekhi teekhi
adaayen meethi meethi
arre tum se pyaara kaun hai
o dear madam. . .

o mister johnny
mizaaz kaisa hai
o dear tony
tum aaj kaisa hai
chori chori nigaahen
bata do kise chaahen
wo dilbar pyaara kaun hai
o mister johnny. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है

ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

ये मोटा
ये काला
ये नीरो है
ये गोरा
ये चिट्टा
ये हीरो है
ये मोटा
ये काला
ये नीरो है
ये गोरा
ये चिट्टा
ये हीरो है
पहने ये सूट
और मारे सलूट
वैसे तो बोले तू ज़ीरो है
ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
अरे तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

यही तो
जी मैडम
नैनीताल है
यही तो
जी लंडन
का फुटबॉल है
यही तो
जी मैडम
नैनीताल है
यही तो
जी लंडन
का फुटबॉल है
ये रॉकेटम्
मारे ब्यूटी का बम
देखे तो कोई क्या चाल है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी॰॰॰

ओ लेडी
ओ ब्यूटी
तू चल थम के
ओ बेबी
ओ स्वीटी
ज़रा दम ले
ओ लेडी
ओ ब्यूटी
तू चल थम के
ओ बेबी
ओ स्वीटी
ज़रा दम ले
जानूँ मैं जान
क्या है तेरा ख्याल
बातें ना कर ऐसी हमसे
अरे ओ डियर मैडम
गुलाब की कली
ओ डियर मैडम
शबाब की डली
निगाहें तीखी तीखी
अदाएं मीठी मीठी
अरे तुम से प्यारा कौन है
ओ डियर मैडम॰॰॰

ओ मिस्टर जौनी
मिज़ाज़ कैसा है
ओ डियर टौनी
तुम आज कैसा है
चोरी चोरी निगाहें
बता दो किसे चाहें
वो दिलबर प्यारा कौन है
ओ मिस्टर जौनी॰॰॰


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Blog Day : 3458 Post No. : 13874

“Johar in Bombay” (1967) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Thakkar Pictures, Bombay. The movie had I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, K N Singh, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Polson, Jeevankala etc in it.

This movie was a slapstick comedy where I S Johar and Rajendranath fumble their ways to glorious feats like defeating the nefarious designs of evil scientists with the help of Alladin’s jinn thanks to Alladin’s lamp that I S Johar accidentally comes across in his antique shop.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog. All of them were covered in 2011. After a gap of over seven years, here is the next song from “Johar in Bombay” (1967) to appear in the blog. This song is a comedy song which is a parody of some popular songs of that era.

Mahendra Kapoor is the singer. The lyricist of the song is not known. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised in the usual light hearted manner on I S Johar and others, meant to appeal mainly to low brow audiences. 🙂


Song-Meri pyaari pyaari soorat ko kisi ki chhuri na lage (Johar in Bombay)(1967) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

meri pyaari pyaari soorat ko
kisi ki chhuri na lage
chashme baddur
chhuriyon ko chhupa lo bakshe mein
police ki nazar na lage
chashme baddur

yoon na peechhe phira karo
dhandha koi kiya karo
yoon na peechhe phira karo
dhandha koi kiya karo
tumse badhkar kaanyiyaan hoon main
chaal samajh kar chala karo
meri pyaari pyaari soorat ko
kisi ki chhuri na lage
chashme baddur

zara saamne to aao pagle
chhup chhup ladne mein kya raaz hai
zara main bhi to dekhoon zaalima
tu kaisa teerandaaj hai
zara saamne to aao pagle

bahaaron aag barsaao
koi bandook laaya hai
koi dambook laaya hai
o hunter
maut ban jaao
koi bandook laaya hai
koi dambook laaya hai
giro ae pattharon
in dusmanon ke kaale haathon par
chalo ae goliyon
kambakht gaddaaron ke seenon par
bahaaron aag barsaao
koi bandook laaya hai
koi dambook laaya hai

yaahoo
yaahoo
chaahe koi mujhe jungli kahe
kehne do ji kehta rahe
hum jang ke toofaanon mein gire hain
hum tang karenge
chaahe koi mujhe jungli kahe
yaahoo
yaahoo
yaahoo
yaahoo


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

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 58 # Remembering Singer-Poet – Kavi Pradeep #
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Today (11th December, 2017 is the nineteenth ‘Remembrance anniversary’ (06.02.1915 – 11.12.1998) of Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi whom we fondly remember and whose name has been engraved in the history of Indian Cinema and Poetry as Kavi Pradeep.

On this occasion here is a song from “Jai Santoshi Maa-1975” which is penned by Kavi Pradeep (he has written all the six songs for this movie) and also lent his voice to the background version of this (today’s) song in the movie.

“Jai Santoshi Maa” was produced by Satram Rohra for ‘Bhagyalakshmi Chitra Mandir, Bombay’ and directed by Vijay Sharma.
It had Ashish Kumar, Kanan Kaushal, Rajnibala, Bela Bose, Asha Potdar, Leela Mishra, Manhar Desai, B.M. Vyas, Rajan Haksar, Kundan, Neelam, Padmarani, Lata Arora, Johny Whisky, Surendra Mishra, Dilip Dutt, Uma Dutt, Tiwari, Dubey Trilok Kapoor, Anand Marathe, Shri Bhagwan, Mahipal, and Anita Guha as ‘Santoshi Maa’.

Bharat Bhushan makes an ‘guest appearance’ in this movie.

The seventies was a very special decade for Hindi movies. It saw the emergence of the first superstar of the industry and later on the rise of an angry young man on screen. Action films, formula films, multi starrer movies came to the fore in this decade. Story presentation and action underwent changes from the earlier decades. Towards the end of the decade, we found disco music entering in Hindi film music in a big way.

This decade also saw one of the greatest mythological hit of all times viz. ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ in 1975.

Released in the same year as Sholay, this was a low budget movie but later on created records for collection. I have blurred memories about tales that many women started ‘santoshi maata vrat’ after watching this movie.

All the songs of this movie were very popular. Today’s song in particular holds a special nostalgic value for me.

I was just above 7 years old at that time. I remember that we watched both Sholay and Jai Santoshi Maa on the same day at Akola. I remember the name of the theatres. ‘Shalini’ talkies, which had that typical theatre like built inside and ‘Manek’ talkies – one of the old in the city and still maintained well and spacious.

Today when I checked the release dates of both these movies, I find that “Jai Santoshi Maa” was passed by Censor Board on 28.05.1975 and “Sholay” was passed by Censor Board on 12.08.1975).

The song being presented today has two versions. One version is sung by Kavi Pradeep and the other by Mahendra Kapoor with chorus in both of them. music is given by C. Arjun and lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep ji.

This song, oozing with devotion and spirituality has a calming effect on me and it puts me at peace. No wonder that this is a song that I like to listen to again and again.

(Note: – In HFGK Vol-V this song is mentioned as appearing at number two and six, which normally should be in the order of appearing of the songs in the movie. However, I would like to mention here that this needs to be corrected in HFGK as in the movie this song appears at number one and two respectively in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor and Kavi Pradeep.

HFGK mentions the song ‘main to aarti utaaroon re’ at number one while in the movie it comes at number number five. And, at number six is the last song of the movie ‘madad karo he… madad karo santoshi maata’).

Let us now listen to this wonderful song …

Version I
Audio

Version II II (Video)

Song-Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat poochho kahaan kahaan (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Kavi Pradeep/ Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics

Version I
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Jai Santoshi maa aa aa
Jai Santoshi ee maa aa aa
Jai Santoshi maa aa aa

Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Badi man bhaawan
Nirmal paawan
Prem ki ye pratimaa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Is devi ki dayaa ka hamne ae ae
Adbhut phal dekha aa
Ho o o adbhut phal dekha
Ho o o
Pal mein palat de ye bhakton ki ee
Bigdi bhaagya rekha aa
Bigdi bhaagya rekha
Badi balshaali
Hmm hmm
Mamtaa waali
Hmm hmm
Badi balshaali
Mamtaa waali
Jyoti punj ye maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Ye maiyya to bhaav ki bhookhi ee
Bhakti se bhaave
Ho o o bhakti se bhaave
Ho o o prem poorwak jo koyi pooje
Man waanchhit paave ae
Man waanchhit paave
Mangal karni
Hmm hmm
Chintaa harni
Hmm hmm
Mangal karni
Chinta harni
Dukh bhanjan ye maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

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Version II (Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus)
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Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa
Jal mein bhi
Thal mein bhi
Chal mein
Achal mein bhi
Atal vital mein bhi maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi maa
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Badi anokhi chamatkaarini
Ye apni Maai
Ye apni maai
Ye apni maai

Raayee ko parbat kar sakti
Parbat ko raayee
Parbat ko raayee
Parbat ko raayee

Dwaar khulaa
Darbaar khula hai ae ae
Aao behan bhaai
Iske dar par
Kabhi daya ki kami nahin aayi
Daya ki kami nahin aayi
Pal mein Nihaal kare
Dukh ka nikaal kare
Pal mein nihaal kare
Dukh ka nikaal kare
Turant kamaal kare maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Is Amba mein Jagdamba mein
Ghazab ki hai shakti
Ghazab ki hai shakti
Ghazab ki hai shakti

Chinta mein doobey huye logon
Kar lo iski bhakti
Kar lo iski bhakti
Kar lo iski bhakti

Apna Jeevan saunp do isko o
Paa lo re mukti
Sukh sampati ki daataa
Ye maa kya nahin kar sakti
Maa ye kya nahin kar sakti
Bigdi banaane waali
Dukhde mitaane waali
Bigdi banaane waali
Dukhde mitaane waali
Kasht hataane waali maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

Gaurisut Ganpati ki beti
Ye hai badi bholi
Ye hai badi bholi
Ye hai badi bholi

Dekh dekh kar iska mukhda
Har ik dishaa doli
Har ik dishaa doli
Har ik dishaa doli

Aao re bhakton ye maataa hai ae
Sab ki hamjoli
Jo maangoge tumhen milega
Bhar lo re jholi
Suno re bhaai
Bhar lo re jholi

Ujjwal Ujjwal
Ho nirmal nirmal
Ujjwal Ujjwal
Nirmal nirmal
Sundar sundar Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa
Yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan
Mat poochho kahaan kahaan
Hai Santoshi Maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa
Apni Santoshi Maa
Apni santoshi maa

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Version I (Kavi Pradeep)
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जय संतोषी माँ आ आ
जय संतोषी ई माँ आ आ
जय संतोषी माँ आ आ

यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

बड़ी मन भावन
निर्मल पावन
प्रेम की ये प्रतिमा
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

इस देवी की दया का हमने ए ए
अद्भूत फल देखा आ
हो ओ ओ अद्भूत फल देखा
हो ओ ओ
पल में पलट दे ये भक्तों की ई
बिगड़ी भाग्य रेखा आ
बिगड़ी भाग्य रेखा
बड़ी बलशाली
हम्म हम्म
ममता वाली
हम्म हम्म
बड़ी बलशाली
ममता वाली
ज्योति पुंज ये माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

ये मैय्या तो भाव की भूखी ई
भक्ति से भावे
हो ओ ओ भक्ति से भावे
हो ओ ओ प्रेम पूर्वक जो कोई पूजे
मन वांछित पावे ए
मन वांछित पावे
मंगल करणी
हम्म हम्म
चिंता हरनी
हम्म हम्म
मंगल करणी
चिंता हरनी
दुःख भंजन ये माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

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Version II ( Mahendra Kapoor)
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यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
जल में भी
थल में भी
चल में
अचल में भी
अतल वितल में भी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

बड़ी अनोखी चमत्कारिणी
ये अपनी माई
ये अपनी माई
ये अपनी माई

राई को परबत कर सकती
परबत को राई
परबत को राई
परबत को राई

द्वार खुला
दरबार खुला है
आओ बहन भाई
इसके दर पर
कभी दया की कमी नहीं आयी
दया की कमी नहीं आयी
पल में निहाल करे
दुःख का निकाल करे
पल में निहाल करे
दुःख का निकाल करे
तुरंत कमाल करे माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

इस अम्बा में जगदम्बा में
ग़ज़ब की है शक्ति
ग़ज़ब की है शक्ति
ग़ज़ब की है शक्ति

चिंता में डूबे हुए लोगो
कर लो इसकी भक्ति
कर लो इसकी भक्ति
कर लो इसकी भक्ति

अपना जीवन सौंप दो इसको
पा लो रे मुक्ति
सुख सम्पति की दाता
ये माँ क्या नहीं कर सकती
माँ ये क्या नहीं कर सकती
बिगड़ी बनाने वाली
दुखड़े मिटाने वाली
बिगड़ी बनाने वाली
दुखड़े मिटाने वाली
कष्ट हटाने वाली माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ

गौरीसूत गणपति की बेटी
ये है बड़ी भोली
ये है बड़ी भोली
ये है बड़ी भोली

देख देख कर इसका मुखड़ा
हर इक दिशा डोली
हर इक दिशा डोली
हर इक दिशा डोली

आओ रे भक्तो हए माता है ए
सब की हमजोली
जो मांगोगे तुम्हे मिलेगा
भर लो रे झोली
सुनो रे भाई
भर लो रे झोली

उज्जवल उज्जवल
निर्मल निर्मल
सुन्दर सुन्दर माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
यहाँ वहाँ जहां तहां
मत पूछो कहाँ कहाँ
है संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ
अपनी संतोषी माँ


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

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.

On this occasion, today we will listen to this beautiful prayer song from the 1974 movie ‘Mehmaan’ penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was directed by KP Atma for Shatrujit Films, Bombay, and was produced by Shatrujit Paul. It had Biswajeet, Rekha, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tarun Bose, Sulochana, Mukri, Bhalla, Lata Sinha, Azad, Gopal Sehgal, Indira Bansal, Mona, Brahm Bharadwaj, Helen, Pratima Devi, Thakurdas, and new discovery Joginder. Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shatrujit Paul. Its dialogues were written by Rahi Masoom Raza. Editing for this movie was done by Shivaji Avdhoot. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.02.1974.

The movie had total six songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi, and composed by Ravi. So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog here – Meri Chaahat Rahegi Hamesha Jawaan and Uff Ye Jawaani Ye Adaa. Asha Bhonsle, Deedar Singh Pardesi, Mahendra Kapoor, Meenu Puroshottam and Mohd Rafi gave their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog, and it is sung by Deedar Singh Pardesi, Meenu Puroshottam and Mahendra Kapoor.

In one of my earlier post on the blog here I have discussed in detail about and listed some of the famous and immortal ‘bhajans’ written by Sahir Ludhianvi for Hindi movies. I have also mentioned in the same post that for me Sahir was a ‘truly secular’ individual apart from a humanitarian and motivational philosopher. Why I am insisting this here again can well be understood from the following lines in today’s song and how relevant they fit into in our prevailing socio-political condition,

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai

For that matter the following lines from the song “Hum Ne Suna Tha Ik Hai Bharat” also speaks a lot about ‘karm’ (our deeds) and who else other than Sahir can come up with such straight forward hard-hitting words.

kuchh insaan brahman kyun hain
kuchh insaan harijan kyun hain
ek ki itni izzat kyun hai
ek ki itni zillat kyun hai
dhan aur gyaan ko
taaqat walon ne apni jaageer kahaa
mehnat aur ghulaami ko
kamzoron ki taqdeer kahaa
insaanon ka yeh batwaara
vehshat aur jahaalat hai

jo nafrat ki shiksha de
wo dharma nahin hai la’anat hai
janam se koyi neech nahin hai
janam se koyi mahaan nahin
karam se badh kar kisi manushya ki
koyi bhi pehchaan nahin

This song with its link was in circulation on social media and people who might not have been aware of this song earlier or may be some people who found it worthy shared it with a surprise – “Where was this song all this while…”, with a request that – “The minimum we can do is spread the message of love and harmony amongst our countrymen. Hope the message through this beautiful song enrich our hearts and souls…”

Much more has already been written about Sahir Ludhianvi and a lot more will surely be there in future. As I said above, this good work, this discussion about his poetry and his thoughts for the humanity, will live on and on. . .

Coming to the song being posted today. From the video uploaded recently, we can identify Abhi Bhattacharya, Vishwajit, Sulochana, Rekha, Manmohan Krishna, Mukri and others in the picturization of this song. I have not watched this movie and for those interested to watch it, it is now available on YT and from some of the comments on this link about the movie I can guess that the movie was not liked by many.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song – Ram Rahim Krishn Kareem


Song – Ram Raheem Krishn Kareem, Yeshu Masih Aur Ibrahim (Mehmaan) (1974) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Minu Purushottam, Deedar Singh, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravi
Minu Purushottam + Deedar Singh
Meenu Purushottam + Mahendra Kapoor
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aaaa

aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa

o o o o o o
o o o

ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
raam rahim
krishn kareem

om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om

kaashi kaabe
mathura makke
ek hi noor samaayaa
kisi ne sajdaa kiyaa use
aur kisine sis nawaayaa
koney koney bhatak chukey tab
hum ne bhed ye paaya
hum ne bhed ye paaya
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ishwar se allaah alag
allaah se ishwar judaa nahin
ye mat soch tere karmon ka
us maalik ko pataa nahin
sau pardon mein paap kare tu
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम

काशी काबे
मथुरा मक्के
एक ही नूर समाया
किसी ने सजदा किया उसे
और किसीने सीस नवाया
कोने कोने भटक चुके तब
हमने भेद ये पाया
हमने भेद ये पाया
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

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

भले करम कर दुनिया में
ये करम है नेक कमाई
इन कर्मों में छुपी है
सारे धर्मों कि सच्चाई
जिसने अच्छे करम किये
हर धर्म कि लाज निभाई
धर्म कि लाज निभाई
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

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

इश्वर से अल्लाह अलग
अल्लाह से इश्वर जुदा नहीं
ये मत सोच तेरे कर्मों का
उस मालिक को पता नहीं
सौ पर्दों में पाप करे तू
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ



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

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 56 #
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Recently the blog had been going slow as both our bosses were occupied by some work or the other, blog related, as well as occupational and personal. 🙂  Taking a clue from the number of posts on the blog and later on clarified by Atul ji himself (about the housekeeping of the blog), I had also almost stopped sending mails for new contributions, reminder for old ones and others.
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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.

Today we pay tribute here on the blog to Mahendra Kapoor, one of the well-known voices of the golden era of Hindi music, on the occasion of his 9th death anniversary. There are many ways to start this tribute but, instead of “getting my eye in”, let me, Sehwag-style, straightaway go for it. By “it”, I mean the elephant in the room.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Feroze Khan – a name that forever spells flamboyance and style. Almost sounding like the Kingdom of the Pathaan. A popular and likeable persona who had to face near disapproval as a leading man, till quite many years into his career. And that too, when he decided to take on the industry on his own terms, and set up his own production house, delivering one hit film after another.

Remembering Feroze Khan on his 78th anniversary of birth today (25th September).
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