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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.

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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung  songs in several films like ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

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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 : 3751 Post No. : 14716

The Hindi film industry has seen many legends in its 100+ years of existence. Giants in their chosen field, revered by not just their generation but by generations that followed. They have a very fond place in the hearts of film lovers, who are eternally thankful for their immense contribution to cinema. They all recognise the the world of cinema would be much the poorer without this contribution.

One such legend, and one who probably elevates the worth of the term “legend”, is, without doubt, yesteryear poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today (25 october 2018)happens to be his death anniversary – and, as we’ve done on previous occasions, we pay our humble tribute to him today.

Among various artistes that I’ve written about on this blog, Sahir has probably featured the most, alongside Rafisaab. I’ve written many times about him, on his birth and death anniversaries.

And yet, I’m never bored while discussing Sahir. Yes, readers of my posts might get bored 🙂 – but I’m not.

Whenever I write about him, I feel a rush of energy in my body. The content might be repetitive, but the huge regard I have for him overcomes everything else.

Sahir’s status as poet and lyricist extraordinaire is established beyond debate. He might not have been the most popular person around (and that’s the understatement of the millennium!) but even his most ardent critics would have to grudgingly acknowledge the sheer magic of his poetry.

Such is the richness of the treasure trove that he has left us that no post can do justice to it. In previous posts on him, I have often listed some of his songs – the sheer power of many of them transports you to a different world. Yes, there’s much more to a song than just its lyrics – but with Sahir, you could be assured that the lyrics never missed your attention.

Sahir’s lyrics were a direct reflection of his personality. He had strong views on various aspects of life and society, on relationships, on politics – and never hesitated to let the world know of them. It was as if he was waiting for an opportunity to use his poetry and lyrics to convey the message that Sahir, the person, wanted to get across to the world.

Thus, when you listened to “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai”, you felt it was Sahir exhorting you to demand your rights in life.

Or even, later in life, when he was disillusioned with the way things were going in his life, “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon”.

Sahir had a very strong sense of justice and injustice in society. Early in life, when called upon to choose between his mother and his far wealthier father, he chose his mother. Till her very end, he was totally devoted to her. Many of his songs reflect the loving relationship between a mother and child.

Throughout his life, Sahir spoke out against injustice and tyranny. He spoke for the underprivileged, the marginalized, the labour class. He tried to show society a mirror, however ugly it looked. He was trenchant in his criticism of the state of affairs – “Samaj ko badal daalo” was one of his lines.

Sahir’s lament about the pathetic state of living for the poor in India is well illustrated in the poignant songs of Pyaasa (1957). “Yahaan par to jeewan se hai maut sasti” he wrote, following it up with “ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai”. “Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain”, he said.

Continuing in this refrain, he went satirical, writing “Cheen-o-Arab hamara, Hindustan hamara, rehne ko ghar nahin hai, saara jahaan hamaara” for Phir Subah Hogi (1958).

Each line, one could feel, coming straight from the heart.

There were other aspects also that Sahir was concerned about and discussed in his lyrics. Hindu-Muslim unity for example. Always a sensitive topic, and even more so in the years following independence. But Sahir was never one to shy away from a topic – his lines “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega” are some of the greatest lines of Hindi cinema.

The other thing that bothered Sahir greatly was the treatment of women in Indian society. He was deeply disturbed by the lack of respect accorded to women, thanks to a patriarchal society that privileged men over women. Sahir minced no words while lamenting this – his “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko” is a classic in Hindi cinema, with its entire theme revolving around women and how they have been treated by men in India.

It is therefore only fitting that on his death anniversary, the song picked for the blog reflects his thoughts on this topic. The song is “Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki” from Lakshmi (1982). The film was released after Sahir’s death – in fact, the film starts with a tribute to Sahir.

This song was one of several songs proposed to me for this write-up by Avinashji. As usual, he has been kind enough to prepare the lyrics for this song.

Though this song is not all that well-known, certainly not as well known as “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko”, its words are trademark Sahir. Typical of him, in this song too, he laments the way women have been treated in Indian society. But this time he uses Seeta as his example, saying even she could not find happiness on this earth. He says women have forever suffered, and in today’s world, there isn’t even a Valmiki to give a Seeta refuge in time of need. She has to fend for herself all alone, and constantly seek to avoid the predatory eye of men around her.

Talking of the predatory eye, I cannot help talking about one of the hottest topics right now in India – at least in urban India and on social media. And that is the #MeToo movement. I’m sure Sahir would have had something to say about it, had he been around. So I’m taking the liberty of sharing my thoughts on the subject.

The #MeToo movement, in my opinion, is primarily about those who have been sexually abused and harassed, coming out with their story. While these are mostly women, it is not necessarily limited to women alone. There have been a few cases of men too coming out with their horrific stories. At the moment, it is largely focussed on workplace harassment, but there’s no reason it couldn’t go way beyond that.

It is a fact that, mainly thanks to our patriarchal society, there is a huge power imbalance between men and women in India. This actually exists around the world, but the patriarchy makes it much worse in India.

Power, as we all know, is a hugely corrupting and intoxicating drug. So it is not at all surprising that those in power, mostly men, would tend to exploit those they have power over, mostly women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody.

What makes it worse, as if to add insult to injury, Indian society is also unforgiving towards women in this respect. Instead of being supportive, it tends to blame the victim. Even the woman’s own family make her feel guilty for what is essentially a man’s wrongdoing. She is often gaslighted into thinking that it is somehow her fault, that she invited it. She is encouraged to just be quiet about it, since “the honour of the family” might be at stake.

If she is a working woman, she might even be encouraged to stop working. Many women have fallen out of the workforce in India for this reason alone.

Then again, thanks to the power imbalance, she is up against it if she even chooses to seek justice through the justice system. To even make a complaint to the police, to get an FIR registered is a huge challenge. When you’re complaining about a more powerful party, the system will bend towards that party. The police will either discourage you from giving your complaint, or will mock you, or will flatly refuse to write an FIR.

If you do get past the police hurdle, you still have the rest of the justice system to deal with. Courts which will insist on evidence – which in most cases of this sort is just not available.

Besides, the other party being much more powerful, he can ensure your life is made miserable.

So justice through the normal justice system (which is often referred to as “due process”) is almost always a pipedream.

To help matters, at least in the workplace, new legislation was brought in in 2013, replacing the earlier Vishakha guidelines which laid out steps to be taken at a workplace to deal with sexual harassment complaints. An employer is supposed to set up an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and so on.

I won’t go into all the details, but the reality is that many employers have not even set this up. And even where this is theoretically in place, women who have complained have failed to get justice. On the contrary, it has boomeranged on them – they’ve been marked as “trouble-makers” in the organisation. Remember, they are complaining about someone who is almost invariably in a higher power position in the company.

With this being the stark reality, whether we like it or not, is it surprising that many women have just kept their pain buried within themselves? They have tolerated harassment but not brought it out in the open. Maybe they didn’t want to jeopardize their careers – after all, it is the woman who tends to bear the brunt of any negative fallout in these matters.

But now we have #MeToo.

Some women at least have decided enough is enough. It is not their shame to bear, so why should they? So they have decided to come out with their story. It is cathartic for them – it must be so hard to keep this buried within you for years.

Some of them have disclosed their identity, some have not. Some have disclosed the identity of the predator, some have chosen not to specifically name him (although there are usually enough hints in their story). It’s upto each person to decide what level of comfort she has – no one can demand she behave in a particular way.

One complaint about #MeToo is that many of these stories are coming out after many years. Ten years, even twenty years. Why didn’t they come out earlier? How can we possibly believe something that might or might not have happened a decade ago?

I feel this is unreasonable. I’ve already explained how the odds are stacked against the woman – the situation was even worse a decade ago. Besides, when women have been constantly shamed, why would they invite further ridicule by complaining, especially when they have no hope of justice?

It is only now, that thanks to the #MeToo movement, they are coming out with their story – hoping to get closure if nothing else. If they get justice, great – if not, at least they’re hoping for closure.

Many have complained that outing men on social media is not the right way to go about this. That women should follow due process – that is, go through the justice sytem of police and courts, or through the workplace structures for this purpose.

And that has worked, right? After trying all that, and hitting their heads against a wall, women have finally chosen social media as their hope for getting their message across. And who can blame them? It’s not like they didn’t want due process – it is that “due process” failed them completely.

Another criticism of #MeToo is that it is often just accusation, without evidence. And no court can possibly accept that. There’s a chance that an innocent person is maligned out of malice or whatever other reason, and his reputation totally destroyed by a #MeToo accusation.

Yes, this is possible. In the spate of accusations, it is possible that some are fake too. Which is why every accusation needs to be attempted to be vetted to the extent possible. Having said that, it is also very unreasonable and unrealistic to expect evidence in cases of sexual harassment, because of its very nature. It tends to happen behind closed doors. So there will be many cases where such evidence is just not available.

Yet another criticism is that #MeToo is about the urban elite and about sometimes seemingly trivial harassment, while women in rural India suffer far worse.

I think this is unfair. Yes, rural women suffer harassment too – possibly much more. Does that mean urban women should be silent? What sort of logic is that? Rather, we should hope the movement spreads to rural India too. Most movements anyway start with those who have relatively more agency – and then spread.

All in all, I think #MeToo in India was long overdue. It started in the US almost exactly a year ago, and exposed many well-known Hollywood personalities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Around that time, an Indian in the US, Raya Sarkar, prepared a list of predators in academia – but she was unfortunately criticized and the movement did not pick up steam then in India.

Now it has.

No one knows how it will go from here. Will it evolve further? Or will it fizzle out?

I’m sincerely hoping it evolves further. I’d like to see it grow – go beyond urban India, go beyond the few sectors it has so far been largely restricted to (films, media, advertising). There must be many more cases in politics, in government and corporate India, where power is most prone to abuse. Maybe those stories are slow in coming because the women involved are less comfortable coming out with their stories.

And that’s only fair. Each person has to decide for herself – she has to weigh the consequences of her actions. We need to respect that.

One huge positive impact of #MeToo has been that men themselves seem to be re-assessing their behaviour. Not just in the past but also in the present. They seem to be becoming more sensitized and aware of boundaries and space. And about consent. At least I hope so.

Hopefully films too will become more sensitized to gender from now on. I think it is already happening. Films in the past have been hugely misogynistic, often presenting stalking as romantic! And considering how much of an influence films/TV have on society, they might have playe thei role too in moulding society into what it is today.

But then, they were a function of their times – I don’t want to dwell on the past. We can’t change that anyway.

What we can change is the present and the future. And hopefully from now on at least, we will see better-behaved men, whether triggered by #MeToo or not.

Of course, we need much more to happen. Until we dismantle patriarchy there is always going to be victim-blaming and shaming. We all know that men are the root cause of the problem, yet we will continue to blame the women and expect them to “behave themselves”.

So much more needs to happen. We can all do our bit – by calling out patriarchy when we see it, even if it happens without our close circles. By bringing up the next generation with a better understanding of gender equality so that boys don’t grow up with a sense of entitlement. This is what manifests itself in most undesirable behaviour when the boy becomes a man.

Clearly we haven’t done enough in the last 60 years, since Sahir wrote “aurat ne janam diya” in 1958. It’s a sad reflection of our society that it feels relevant even in 2018.

I’d like a future generation to listen to it and say “Oh, how horrible things were for women in those days! Thank God things are so much better today, and women don’t go through all that!”

I know I’m dreaming – but you know what they say. Ummeed pe duniya kaayam hai.

Let’s do our bit to make it happen?

Thanks for listening.


Song-Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki (Lakshmi)(1982) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Naa tera durbhaagya nayaa hai
Naa jag ka vyavhaar nayaa aa
Naa raahon ke shool naye ae
Naa patthar dil sansaar nayaa

Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Wo zulm yugon se zaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Avtaaron ki nasl badhaa kar bhi
Patitaaon mein sthaan mila
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Ro ro kar umar guzaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Do pyaar ke meethhe bolon ki
Martey dam tak pyaasi hi rahi
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Tu kaun si Janak dulaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Ab Valmiki saa koyi rishi
Is dharti par paayegi kahaan
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Aur mard ki aankh shikaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ना तेरा दुर्भाग्य नया है
ना जग का व्यवहार नया आ
ना राहों के शूल नए ए
ना पत्थर दिल संसार नया

सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
वो ज़ुल्म युगों से जारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
अवतारों की नस्ल बढ़ाकर भी
पतिताओं में स्थान मिला
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
रो रो कर उम्र गुजारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

कहने को तो देवी कहलाई
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
कहने को तो देवी कहलायी
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
दो प्यार के मीठे बोलों की
मरते दम तक प्यासी ही रही
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
तू कौनसी जनक दुलारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
अब वाल्मीकी सा कोई ऋषि
इस धरती पर पाएगी कहाँ
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
और मर्द की आँख शिकारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है


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 : 3622 Post No. : 14436

Missing Films of 1960s – 76
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Hindi cinema encompasses quite a few genres and categories. It is a sad statement that the industry has almost always been controlled and driven more by the financial expectations. The earliest model of large studios as centers of film production activities, was somewhat immune to the craziness of financial pressures. The studio system had its own cons, but it provided a larger stability and sustainability to the production effort and to the team belonging to the studio.

It was all too soon that people with all kinds of mental inclinations realized both the power of this medium, and the possibility of landing a jackpot with a hit film. This awareness brought in all kinds of unscrupulous elements, as well as businessmen with an urge to invest unaccounted money in a gamble to make more money. If I recall correctly, the 1949 film ‘Kalpana’ touched upon this aspect, displaying a cruel brazen-ness with which the financiers and the touts dealt with the artists. The grossly dismal record the industry has in terms of its own record keeping and archiving, is an outcome of this ‘jackpot’ mentality – the actual owners of film actually cared a zilch for the film itself. With every venture, the financier would launch a new production banner. One can well imagine the ill effects of this lack of continuity and ownership for the artistic product itself.

But I digress – this discussion on film financing models, another time. I started with the genres and categories, with the purpose to highlight how some genres and categories have fallen by the wayside, over the decades. One of the casualties of the projected “lack of public interest” and the “lack of return on investment” has been the genre of religious pictures. Till the end of 1970s, or maybe even 1980s, there used to be quite a number of offerings of religious films produced every year. In one of his articles, our dear Arun ji has presented an analysis of this aspect – the number of religious films produced on average per year, and the progressive decline of this number over the decades. These days, one rarely hears about a religious offering coming from the mainline cinema. TV, yes, we do hear more about serials on religious themes. Or maybe the investment by the end user, in terms of time and money, is getting channelized much more towards TV productions and the live kathas (discourses) – there literally has been an explosion in the number of kathas being organized and being attended by the people.

The reason for this preamble, of course, is that today’s debut film from 1960s is a religious film of certain importance, from 1967. The film is ‘Badrinath Yatra’. Produced under the banner of Mewar Films, Bombay and is directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The star cast of this film is listed as Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana, Indira, Jeevan, Sundar, Niranjan Sharma, Indira Bansal, Fazlu, Nandini Desai, and Kukku Desai amongst others.

There is a huge importance attached to pilgrimage, in our religion. Our land has been blessed from the very beginning of time itself, with famous and important temples which are the abodes of the Gods in our pantheon of worship. The origins and foundation histories of many of these temples and places is lost in the antiquity of time. For many of these temples and places of pilgrimage, there are references in our historical records – and by historical I mean our books of scriptures, which contain details of many such places of pilgrimage being established by protagonists of these histories like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, the Pandvas, and our Rishis etc. Our histories abound with such tales in detail.

In the 8th century AD, there appeared a champion who measured the breadth and length of this sub-continent – Adi Shankaracharya. He travelled across the land with the mission to reestablish the importance of the Vedantic Dharma, and to re-ignite the lamp of worship in the temples. He established four matha (मठ) in the four regions, which became the four primary centers of learning and research into the Vedic knowledge. These four centers were placed in proximity to the four main destinations of pilgrimage of primary importance for the followers of the Dharma. These pilgrimage places are Badrinath in the north, Puri in the east, Rameshwaram in the south and Dwarka in the west. Each of these four pilgrimage places are historically important with a detailed history about their establishment and their antiquity being described in our scriptures.

Over the ages, these four have been collectively referred to as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ – literally ‘Four Destinations’. It is ordained in our teachings that a person must pay their homage and worship at each one of these pilgrimages, at least once in their life time. A significant importance is attached to completing this journey. Further, the same teachings also exhort the children to comfortably facilitate such a journey for their parents, and enable them to pay homage and complete their worship at these four centers of pilgrimage.

Since the early decades of Hindi cinema, a number of films have been produced as travelogues or “यात्रा” (yatra), covering one or more holy centers of pilgrimage. This film also covers the journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’ or the four holy destinations. This particular song appears more than once in the film, and I am including three different video clips from three different points in the storyline sequence. In the clips, we can see Abhi Bhattacharya, as the obedient son, who is taking his parents (roles played by Sulochana and Niranjan Sharma) for their journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’. The storyline belongs to a certain unspecified era in history, as we can see that Abhi Bhattacharya is even carrying his parents in a yoke shoulder carrier – a long pole with large baskets hanging at two ends, large enough for a human person to sit in. In north India, this shoulder carrier is called “वेहंगी” (wehngi). Folks familiar with the stories from the scriptures will recall the story of Shravan Kumar, the young boy who carried his old and blind parents in a wehngi for pilgrimage.

The song is written by Madan, and is composed by Pt Shivram. The singing voice is that of Mahendra Kapoor. Listening to this song evokes strong emotions in my heart. Not that I have not heard this song before, but now, as I listened to it again repeatedly for lyrics etc., the words and the tune is simply at home with me in my heart. Listen to this beautiful evocation that covers so many philosophies of life. And think.

 

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Song – Chal Chal Re Pathik Chal Re  (Badrinath Yatra) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Pt Shivram

Lyrics

Part 1

chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

aaj nahin to kal jag se hai jaana
duniya musaafirkhaana re bhai
duniya musaafirkhaana hai
dhan ke liye dharam kyon beche
ik din to mar jaana hai
tyaag kapat chhal prabhu ke dhaam chal
wahin tere daag mitenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

bachpan khoya khel mein tu ne
khoyi jawaani bhog mein
bhool ke tu bhagwan ko praani
phas gaya jagat ke moh mein
aaya budhaapa ab to ram bhaj
tere dukh wahi harenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

amrit taj ke vish kyon peeta
ram naam ras pee le
kaam krodh mad moh lobh taj
hari charnon mein jee le
hari charnon mein janam maran ke
bandhan tere katenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 2

prabhu darshan ko badhe ja rahe
baalak vriddh jawaan
oonch neech sadhu sanyasi
nirdhan kya dhanwaan
ganga yamuna ki dhaara mein
jin ki mahim hai avichal
pralay ke toofaanon mein bhi jo
hain sadiyon se achal atal
yug yug se bharat bhoomi
gaaye jin ka gun gaan
woh hain naath anaathon ke
shri badrinath bahgwan
shri badrinath bahgwan
ab jeevan ki har mushkil ko
wahi aasaan karenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 3

chhaale pade chaahe paaon mein tere
suraj tapey aasmaan mein
haar na himmat badhta hi chal re
tapte registaan mein
tapte registaan mein
prabal hai bhakti ki shakti
tujhe koi kya rok sakenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १

चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

आज नहीं तो कल जग से है जाना
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना रे भाई
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना है
धन के लिए धरम क्यों बेचे
इक दिन तो मर जाना है
त्याग कपट छल प्रभु के धाम चल
वहीं तेरे दाग मिटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

बचपन खोया खेल में तू ने
खोई जवानी भोग में
भूल के तू भगवान को प्राणी
फंस गया जगत के मोह में
आया बुढ़ापा अब तो राम भज
तेरे दुख वही हरेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

अमृत तज के विष क्यों पीता
राम नाम रस पी ले
काम क्रोध मद मोह लोभ तज
हरी चरणों में जी ले
हरी चरणों में जनम मरण के
बंधन तेरे काटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग २

प्रभु दर्शन को बढ़े जा रहे
बालक वृद्ध जवान
ऊंच नीच साधू सन्यासी
निर्धन क्या धनवान
गंगा यमुना की धारा में
जिन की महिमा है अविचल
प्रलय के तूफानों में भी जो
हैं सदियों से अचल अटल
युग युग से भारत भूमि
गाये जिन का गुण गाँ
वो हैं नाथ अनाथों के
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
अब जीवन की हर मुश्किल को
वही आसान करेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग ३

छाले पड़ें चाहे पाँव में तेरे
सूरज तपे आसमान में
हार ना हिम्मत बढ़ता ही चल रे
तपते रेगिस्तान में
तपते रेगिस्तान में
प्रबल है भक्ति की शक्ति
तुझे कोई क्या रोक सकेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे


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Blog Day : 3562 Post No. : 14283

“Baalak Aur Jaanwar”(1975) was Nanabhai Bhatt for Usha Productions Bombay. This obscure movie had Master Alankar, Baldev Khosa, Usha Solanki, Randhawa, Mahesh Desai, B M Vyas, Dulari, Mohan Choti, Hungama, Mona,Raja Duggal, Sheel Kumar, Lala Nazeer, Yunus Bihari, Kanan Kaushal etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Here is the first song from “Baalak Aur Jaanwar”(1975) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is a shiv bhajan/ stuti. Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Baalak Aur Jaanwar”(1975) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Aao mil ke poojen bhole shankar ko(Baalak aur Jaanwar)(1975) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

om namah shivaay
om namah shivaay

aao mil ke poojen bhole shankar ko
bam bhole shankar ko
pal mein pahaad banaaye
pal mein pahaad banaaye
nanhe kankar ko
om jay shiv omkaara
hari shiv omkaara

aao mil ke poojen bhole shankar ko
bam bhole shankar ko
pal mein pahaad banaaye
pal mein pahaad banaaye
nanhe kankar ko
om jay shiv omkaara
hari shiv omkaara

bhakti bhaav dikha ke manvaanchhit paaye
phal manvaanchhit paaye
jal se snaan kara ke
jal se snaan kara ke
inke gun gaaye
om jay shiv omkara
hari shiv omkara

shiv ka roop suhaana sab ke man bhaaya
laal gulaal chadha ker sabne sukh paya
jay shiv omkara
devon mein mahadev ye hai bhola-bhaala
gajaanand pahnaaye pushpon ki maala
jay shiv omkaara
sacche man se pooj ke sachha sukh paaya
nav ne vaidhy chadhaya
nav ne vaidhy chadhaaya
shiv ke man bhaaya
om jay shiv omkaara
hari shiv omkaara

ghanti bajaaye
jhoome man mein harshaaye
vighn mitey sab unke
vighn mitey sab unke
aarti jo gaaye
om jay shiv omkaara
hari shiv omkaara
aao mil ke poojen shankar ko
bam bhole shankar ko
pal mein pahaad banaaye
pal mein pahaad banaaye nanhe kankar ko
om jay shiv omkaara
aao mil ke poojen bhole shankar ko
bam bhole shankar ko
pal mein pahaad banaaye
pal mein pahaad banaaye nanhe kankar ko
om jay shiv omkaara


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Blog Day : 3560 Post No. : 14276

“Baankelal”(1972) was produced and directed by Ratan Kumar. The movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Sulochana Chatterjee, Sheel Kumar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sunder etc in it.

It appears that the movie was started in 1960s but it could get released only in 1972 and it flopped at the box office.

The movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Baankelal”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pardesi.

Video of the song is available and one can see that the song is a movie opening song which gets played as credits get displayed on screen. The video version contains only part of the song. Audio version is much longer.

With this public lament song about the misery of women in a brothel, “Baankelal”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.

Video (partial)

Audio (Full)

Song-Ye husn ka hai baazaar yahaan (Baankelal)(1972) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Madhur, MD-Pardesi

Lyrics

ye husn ka hai baazaar yahaan
aurat ki kahaani bikti hai
aurat ki kahaani bikti hai
ik zinda laash yahaan bikti
ik murda jawaani bikti hai

ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan
aurat ki kahaani bikti hai
ik zinda laash yahaan bikti
ik murda jawaani bikti hai
jo biwi ko thhukraate hain
wo thokar khaane aate hain
o o o
o o o
jo biwi ko thukraate hain
wo thokar khaane aate hain
is paap ki putli ke aangan mein
puny kamaane aate hain
bebas aurat ki aahen aur
dil ki kurbaani bikti hai ae
o o o
dil ki kurbaani bikti hai
ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan

besharmi ki botal khulti hai
aur toot’te laaj ke jaam yahaan
o o o o o o
besharmi ki botal khulti hai
aur toot’te laaj ke jaam yahaan
laala ban aate raam yahaan
baabu ban aate shyaam yahaan
gokul ki gwaalin bikti hai
aur awadh ki raani bikti hai ae
o o o o

ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan
aurat ki kahaani bikti hai
ik zinda laash yahaan bikti
ik murda jawaani bikti hai
ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan
o o o o o
o o o o o

jis ghar mein beta aata hai
aur likhta prem ka khaata hai
o o o
o o o
jis ghar mein beta aata hai
aur likhta prem ka khaata hai
bhugtaan ko lene is jodi se
baap bhi aata jaata hai
in kaale kothon pe mardon ki
meharbaani bikti hai ae
o o o o
meharbaani bikti hai
ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan

ye aasmaan se nahin giri
is dharti ki hi jaayi hai
o o o o
ye aasmaan se nahin giri
is dharti ki hi jaayi hai
jitne hain inke diwane
kai baap hai aur kai bhaai hain
kulvadhu ki mehandi aur choodiyaan
har ek nishaani bikti hai ae
o o o o
har ek nishaani bikti hai
ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan
aurat ki kahaani bikti hai
ik zinda laash yahaan bikti
ik murda jawaani bikti hai
ye husn ka hai bazaar yahaan


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Blog Day : 3535 Post No. : 14200

Yesterday (22 march 2018), the blog was having a dot day till about 8 PM and then three articles were published just as the day was getting over, duly taking care of the “debutant” movie song as well as the YIPPEE movie for the day. Today (23 march 2018), we have had four songs discussed already, and that covers the “debutant” movie song as well as the YIPPEE movie.

But we are not done for the day. People have not noticed that we are onto another landmark. These days we mention the post number in the beginning of the post. The last article had its post number as 14199. So the next article has to be the net century post for the blog, viz post number 14200.

This century post occasion must be the most uneventful as well as the most underprepared century post. I was not sure about the song I was going to pick for the occasion till very late. I thought that I had chosen the song. But that song got changed in the afternoon. In the evening that song got changed again. This song, the 14200th song for the blog will appear at around 11 PM IST, after being finalised at about 8 PM ! In fact I discovered this song and heard it for the first time at 8 PM !

I had decided that this century post would cover a song penned by Kaifi Azmi. so the songs that I kept chosing and changing were all penned by Kaifi Azmi.

It was yesterday evening that I had decided on Kaifi Azmi as the artist to feature for the century song. So I began to research on the songs of Kaifi Azmi. I found, much to my surprise that the list of all songs penned by Kaifi Azmi is not available online, unlike the case for many other artists. Kaifi Azmi has an official site but I found that site a half hearted attempt and there I could not find what I was looking for.

So I spend my time from yesyterday evening till this evening compiling the list of all Kaifi Azmi songs that he has penned in HFM. I arrived at a figure of 351 songs from 88 movies. I was under the impression that Kaifi Azmi was on 199 in the blog and so I was hoping that this song would combine blog century will Kaifi Azmi’s 200th song in the blog. But I found that my earlier calcutaion was incorrect. Kaifi Azmi is on 189 and not quite 199. Nevertheless, now I have a fairly good idea about Kaifi Azmi’s output in Hindi movies.

I find that the music directors with whom Kaifi Azmi worked could be broadly categorised in two categories- First category was those who were lovers of urdu. Second category were those who did not have command over Hindi/ Urdu but they realised the value of a good lyricist.

In the first category, we have music directors like Madan Mohan, Ghulam Mohammad, Khayyam, Jaidev, A R Qureshy, Pt Lachchiram, O P Nayyar, Roshan etc etc. Kaifi Azmi worked with Madan Mohan in 14 movies, which is the highest number of movies for him with one music director. On the other end of the spectrum, he worked with Roshan and O P Nayyar in just one song each. The first song in the blog was sole Roshan composition that Kaifi Azmi penned. So this blog was starged with a rare song though it was not realised at that time. 🙂

The only O P Nayyar composition that was penned by Kaifi Azmi was the lilting title song of “Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi” (1966).

The other category of music directors with whom Kaifi Azmi was associated in HFM were those who had poor command over Hindi/ Urdu. They were mostly Bangla speakers. But what compositions they created with Kaifi Azmi. This category of music directors include names like S D Burman, Hemant Kumar, Kamal Mitra, Bappi Lahiri, Aparesh Lahiri, Robin, Kanu Roy, Dilip Roy etc.

For this occasion, I have chosen a song that must be regarded as a rare song on many counts. This song is a rare song per se, in the sense that I had not heard this song till now, even though this song was composed in 1970, when I as a precocious music loving kid would listen to all HFM that would get played on Radio, loudspeakers etc.

This song can also be desribed as rare because it is a club song as well as a Helen dance song. One does not associate Kaifi Azmi with a Helen dance song, but this song is very much a Helen dance song.

Though the song has dance by Helen, she does not do any lip syncing. The song is a male solo song. It is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, regarded uncharitably as poor man’s Rafi by some. The song is lip synced as a party song in Shammi Kapoor style. No, it is lip synced neither by Shammi Kapoor nor by Vishwajeet, whom many people rather uncharitably regarded as poor man’s Shammi Kapoor. the song is lip synced by Chandrashekhar who could well be described as a poor man’s Vishwajeet. That would make him poor man’s poor man’s Shammi Kapoor. 🙂 The song does have such self effacing lines as

dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar

The picturisation also shows some well known villains in attendance. K N Singh and Jeewan are present on the occasion. Jeewan seems to have understood every word of this heavy duty lyrics, going by his facial expression. 🙂

I got to listen to the song a few times in the process of noting down of the lyrics. I found the song growingon me. It is that kind of song.

So here is this unsung song as the rather unnoticed 14200th song in the blog. This century took a sedate 26 days. Hopefully we will pick up speed in the coming days and weeks.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support, good wishes and encouragement that keep fuelling this musical bandwagon. Let us hope that this bandwagon keep on rolling, like the mythical perpetual motion machine.


Song-Chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein (Daghabaaz)(1970) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Dilip Roy

Lyrics

chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
jaane kya raaz hai kyun ujaala nahin
chhed di maine dil ki ye baaten kahaan
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar
dekh ke mujhko munh pher lete hain sab
mera chehra gareebi ka hai ishtihaar
apne sar pe chita apni rakkhe huye
apne sar pe chita apni rakkhe huye
thokaren khaayin duniya ke aage hazaar
thokaren khaayin duniya ke aage hazaar
aur kisi ne bhi badhke sambhaala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

sar agar phodna hai to sar phod lo
saaya dhoondho na chaandi ki deewaar mein
sar agar phodna hai to sar phod lo
saaya dhoondho na chaandi ki deewaar mein
pyaar ka geet honthon tak aaya to thha
pyaar ka geet honthon tak aaya to thha
kho gaya aa ke sone ki jhankaar mein
kho gaya aa ke sone ki jhankaar mein
dard patthar ne seene mein paala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein

raat dhalti rahi
jashn hota raha
raat dhalti rahi
jashn hota raha
log hanste rahe
koi rota raha
shukriya kis jubaan se ada keejiye
shukriya kis jubaan se ada keejiye
dil mein kaanta zamaana chubhota raha
dil mein kaanta zamaana chubhota raha
mujhko mahfil se lekin nikaala nahin
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein
jaane kya raaz hai kyun ujaala nahin
chhed di maine dil ki ye baaten kahaan
dil ki baaten koi sun’newaala nahin
chaand bhi hai sitaare bhi hain bazm mein


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Blog Day : 3534 Post No. : 14194

We are into the last four hours of the day today (22 march 2018) and there has been no post for the day so far. Regulars must be feeling that we are batting like how Vijay Shankar batted against Mustafizur Rahman in the 18th over of the Nidahas tri series final the last sunday. 🙂

Have no worry.:) I as well as Sudhir Jee are active behind the scene and we will certainly catch up with our asking rate for the day. 🙂 The runrate gets slowed down a bit when we try to bat the proper way, looking for a debutant song, a YIPPEE song etc. 🙂

This song under discussion is from “Sankalp”(1974). This movie was directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Twinkle Stars, Bombay. This “social” movie had Farida Jalal, Sukhdev, Bipin Gupta, Anjali Kadam, arjun Bakshi, Mahesh (new discovery), Yunus Parvez, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Suresh Divekar, Subhash Sethi, Mona, Nikita, Chandu Alahabadi, Master Sheroo, Master Ratan, Satish Chhabra etc in it, with special appearance by Sulakshana Pandit.

The movie had four songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Sankalp”(1974) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor with chorus in background. Kaifi azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

This song is the most obscure song from this obscure movie. Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ghaav dil ke dhuyen se seete hain(Sankalp)(1974) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Khayyam
Chorus

Lyrics

ghaav dil ke
ghaav dil ke
dhuyen se
dhuyen se
seete hain
zehar peete hain
aur jeete hain aen
zehar peete hain

kaun soche ki zindagi kya hai
zindagi kya hai
aadmi kya hai
zehar peete hainkaun soche ki zindagi kya hai
zindagi kya hai
aadmi kya hai

ye tumhaare ghadi ghadi sajde
ye tumhaari ghadi ghadi pooja
rishvat hai
ek rishvat hai
bandagi kya hai
kaun soche ki zindagi
hmm hmm
haa
zindagi kya hai
aadmi kya hai

ye jo shamme jalaaye baithe hain
raat ko din banaaye baithe hain
inke seene mein ek kiran bhi nahin
chaand dil ke bujhaaye baithe hain
doobne do hamen andheron mein aen
dekhne do ki raushni kya hai ae
kaun soche ki zindagi kya hai
zindagi kya hai
aadmi kya hai

pyaas bujhti
na hosh marta hai
katra katra sawaal karta hai
aake duniya mein
kya kiya toone
kya mila tujhko
kya diya toone
in sawaalon se door kar de koi
pyaala khaali hai
pyaala khaali hai mera
pyaala khaali hai mera
bhar de koi
bhar de koi


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Blog Day : 3518 Post No. : 14129

“Doctor X”(1972) was directed by B Gupta for Fine Arts Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Som Dutt, Farida Jalal, Sudhir, Helen, I S Johar, Rajendra Nath, Joginder, Ramesh Deo, Randhir, Jagirdar, Coca Cola, Mohan Choti etc in it.

This obscure movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Doctor X”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Omkar erma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

Only the audio of the song is available. The antaras of the song contain bow wow sound of a dog, so it makes me think that the actor lip syncing this song sings this song to a lady with her dog also in attendence. I may or may not be correct in my assumption. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

With this song, “Doctor X”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Khada hua hai aashiq tera kitni der se (Doctor X)(1972) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Omkar Verma, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

arri khada hua hai
khada hua hai aashiq tera kitni der se
are are
ghaaghra mangwa doon tujhko bikaner se
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le

nikhre hai roop tera haan rangeen bahaaron mein
hote hain charche tere haay chaand sitaaron mein
roz ye jawaani ki ee ee
roj ye jawaani ki bahaar kahaan aaye hai
teri ye jawaani humen haan bada tarsaaye hai
haaye bada tarsaaye hai
are tode hai kyun
tode hai kyun dil mera
tu munh ko pher ke
arri arri
ghaaghra mangwa doon tujhko bikaner se
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le

arri tu kaahe ko beech mein aati hai
raampyaari

aas mein teri main to haan kab se kanwaara hoon
mujhko lage hai aisa haaye jaise aawaara hoon
maine duniya ke ae ae
maine duniya ke ilzaam sabhi liye hain
gali gali tere liye haan
sajde bhi kiye hain
haaye sajde bhi kiye hain
arre tere pyaar ki
tere pyaar ki maangi dua maine ajmer se
arri arri
ghaaghra mangwa doon tujhko bikaner se
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
tu meri baat maan le
khada hua hai aashiq tera kitni der se
are are
ghaqghra mangwa doon tujhko bikaner se
tu meri baqt maqn le
tu meri baqt maqn le
tu meri bqat mqan le
tu meri bqat mqan le


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Blog Day : 3515 Post No. : 14119

Regulars know that we in this blog are pursuing two new year resolutions with missionary zeal- one is posting a “debutant” movie song and another is posting a “YIPPEE” movie song.

We are into the first week of march 2018, and we have so far stuck to these new year resolutions. This is a proof that we in the blog are far more serious about our new year resulutions that majority of people. 🙂

Posting a “debutant” movie song is a relatively rather straight forward matter. I need to look for movies that are not yet represented. We still have a couple to thousands movies (at least) that are yet to make their debuts in the blog so finding one “debutant” movie song daily is not much of a challenge.

Posting a “YIPPEE” movie song daily is increasingly becoming challenging through. Unlike “debutant” movie song mission, “”YIPPEE” mission requires that all but one song of the movie to be YIPPEED must have been covered. Moreover, we need to have a list of such YIPPIable” movie available with us. Thirdly, that missing song should be available.

Let us leave aise the unavailable final song movies. The movies where the final songs are available also cannot be discussed just like that. Many of these songs turn out to be special songs requiring special treatment on special occasions. For example, I had a few songs waiting to be YIPPEED because their final song was a Holi festival song. Yesterday, on the occasion of Holi, I used up one song song to finally ensure that “Ek Gaaon Ki Kahaani”(1957) got YIPPEED yesterday (on 2 march 2018).

It is very essential for us to keep posting songs to make sure that more and more movies become YIPPIable. For the last few days, I have been unable to devote much time on the blog and I was content covering the “debutant” and “YIPPEE” movie songs and I did not bother making more movies YIPPIable.

So today (3 march 2018), I found myself paying the price. 🙂 I was struggling to pick songs that I could use today. I picked one song, but that song was so special that I decided that it had to be used on a special occasion. then I looked at another song. I listened to it and realised that this song was no less special and it also deserved its special writeup. Then I looked at another YIPPIable movie, but i found the lyrics of the final song almost undecipherable and so that song and movie too had to be discarded from consideration. There were other songs too but they could not have been touched for some special reasons or the other.

It was evening and 7 AM and I began to despair. I resolved that I would not let that situation come if I somehow managed to find a suitable YIPPIABLE for for today.

It was after 7 PM in the evening that a song came to my rescue. This song was sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala in the past and he had reminded me a few days back that this song was the final song from the movie. My record showed that this movie had two songs left to be covered. This song turned out to be a multiple version song ! So this song indeed fitted the bill.

That is not all. Listening to the song made me realise that there are some divine forces at work as far as this blog is concerned. This song is a “song with a message” and it is a message that I was in need of being reminded of. This song tells us that when we feel helpless then we should pray to the Almighty and he will show the way. Now in Hindi movies, we have so many songs where people are seen “remonstrating with the Almighty” where people are seen trying to shame/ abuse the Almighty. We have lots of such songs in Hindi movies as well as in this blog. Personally I regard these songs are songs of people living in denial which is quite common in our parts of the world. We do no work hard enough/ smart enough/ long enough and then we tend to find a scapegoat to blame for our inadequacy. The Almighty is that scapegoat in a large number of such situations.

It is my firm belief that if you work hard enough/ smart enough/ long enough, then, with a little bit of luck in your favour, you will get what you desrve. I like and subscribe to the comparison of our destiny being like a bank locker. This locker has two keys and both keys must be applied simulutaneously for our destiny to get unlocked. The key with us is work, the key with the bank manager (Almighty) is luck. When we remonsrtate the Almighty for our failures, then it is mostly a case where the Almighty is used his key but the remonstrator had not bothered to use his/her key (working hard enough/ smart enough/ long enough). If someone belives that Almighty is responsible for his/ her miseries then I have little sympathy for such people.

Coming to the song under discussion, I find the song quite a nice and soothing song. It is a philosophical song and a song with a message. And it is a song that will give strenght to people who may be feeling low in life at the moment.

In a somewhat lighter vein, I must say that I was feeling low because I was not able to find a YIPPIable song for the day and this song came to my rescue. It was like the Almghty coming to our rescue with just the perfect song ! We are using our key and the almighty used his key just in the nick of time. our thanks goes to the Almighty who hepled us. It proves that the almighty too likes to help people who are silently going about their tasks. 🙂

The song has two versions. One version is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. This song is lip synced by Om Shivpuri playing a Swami in front of his disciples. Only the audio of the other version is available. it is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle and chorus.

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics (including the devnagri lyrics) of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. The movie, in case I failed to mention it earlier, is “Karm”(1977). This movie was produced and directed by B R Chopra for B R Productins, Bombay. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Vidya Sinha, Shabana Azmi, Ifthikhar, Asrani, Om Shivpuri, Achla Sachdev, Manmohan Krishn, Pinchoo Kapoor, Nana Palsikar, S N Bannerji, Jagdis Raj, Keshav Rana, Nazeer Kashmiri, Master Bittu, Bobby Grewal, Jankidas, Madhu Chauhan, Sudha Shivpuri, Seema, R S Chopra, Sahgal, Sunil Dhawan, Abhimanyu Sharma, Prem Sagar etc, with guest appearances by Prema Narayan, Roopesh Kumar, Dines Thakur and Naaz.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs were covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered earlier:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Samay tu dheere dheere chal Multi part song 5221 29-Dec-11
Karm kaho kismat kaho Multi part song 11222 27-Jun-15
Maine dekha tujhe 13376 27-Jun-17

With this song, “Karm”(1977) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Part I (Video)

Part II

Song-Jab dukh se man ghabra jaaye (Karm)(1977) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-R D Burman
All chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus
Mahendra Kapoor/Asha Bhonsle + Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Jab dukh se man ghabraa jaaye
Har oar niraashaa chhaa jaaye
Jab dukh se man ghabraa jaaye
Har oar niraashaa chha jaaye
Jab ek kiran bhi aasha ki
aati ho nahin nazar
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Jagat ke paalan haare se
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Tu jaan boojh koi paap na kar
Ho jaaye to pashchaataap na kar
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Tu jaan boojh koi paap na kar
Ho jaaye to pashchaataap na kar
Ye sab leelaa us ishwar ki
Tu dhyaan usi ka dhar
Praarthna kar
praarthna kar
Jagat ke paalan haare se
Praarthna kar
praarthna kar
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Jisko na kisi ne dekha hai
Wo ek karam ki rekha hai
Jisko na kisi ne dekha hai
Wo ek karam ki rekha hai
Wo sab ka bhaagya vidhaata hai
Sabki hai usey khabar
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Jagat ke paalan haare se
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

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PART – II
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Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Jab chaaron taraf andhera ho
Jeewan ko mrityu ne ghera ho
Jab chaaron taraf andhera ho
Jeewan ko mrityu ne ghera ho
Tab man mein rakh vishwaas
Shwaas mein aas nayi ek bhar
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Jagat ke jeewan daataa se
Praarthana kar
Praarthana kar

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Karam dharm na jaanoon
na Mujhe paap punya ka bhaan
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Karam dharm na jaanoon
na Mujhe paap punya ka bhaan
Kaise karun praarthanaa teri
Iska bhi nahin gyaan
Main bebas dukhiyaari hoon
Bas aayi tere dar
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Jagat ke jeewan daataa se

Praarthana kar
Praarthana kar
Hari Om

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

Hari Om
Hari Om

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Mera jeewan saathi mil ke mujhse
Ho jaaye na door
Kahin chita ki raakh na ban jaaye
Meri maang ka ye sindoor
Man mein shehnaayi goonj rahi
Ankhiyaan ansuan se tar
Praarthna kar
Praarthna kar
Jagat ke jeewan daataa se

Praarthna kar
Praarthana kar
Hari Om

Hari Om
Hari Om

Hari Om
Hari Om

Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om
Hari Om

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Devnagri Script lyrics
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PART- I
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जब दुःख से मन घबरा जाए
हर ओर निराशा छा जाए

जब दुःख से मन घबरा जाए
हर ओर निराशा छा जाए
जब एक कीरण भी आशा की आती हो नहीं नज़र
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के पालन हारे से
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

तू जान बुझ कोई पाप न कर
हो जाए तो पश्चाताप न कर
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
तू जान बुझ कोई पाप न कर
हो जाए तो पश्चाताप न कर
ये सब लिला उस इश्वर की
तू ध्यान उसी का धार
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के पालन हारे से
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

जिसको न किसी ने देखा है
वो एक करम की रेखा है
जिसको न किसी ने देखा है
वो एक करम की रेखा है
वो सब का भाग्य विधाता है
सब की है उसे खबर
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के पालन हारे से
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

————————-
PART- II
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हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

जब चारों तरफ अँधेरा हो
जीवन कों मृत्यु ने घेरा हो
जब चारों तरफ अँधेरा हो
जीवन कों मृत्यु ने घेरा हो
तब मन में रख विश्वास
श्वास में आस नयी एक भर
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के जीवन दाता से
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थन कर

हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

कर्म धर्म न जानू
न मुझे पाप पुण्य का भान
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
कर्म धर्म न जानू
न मुझे पाप पुण्य का भान
कैसे करूँ प्रार्थना तेरी
इसका भी नहीं ज्ञान
मैं बेबस दुखियारी हूँ
बस आयी तेरे दर
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के जीवन दाता से

प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
हरि ओम

हरि ओम
हरि ओम

हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

मेरा जीवन साथ मिल के मुझसे
हो जाए न दूर
कहीं चिता की राख न बन जाए
मेरी मांग का ये सिन्दूर
मन में शहनाई गूँज रही
अँखियाँ अंसुअन से तर
प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
जगत के जीवन दाता से

प्रार्थना कर
प्रार्थना कर
हरि ओम

हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम

हरि ओम
हरि ओम

हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम
हरि ओम


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Blog Day : 3511 Post No. : 14105

“Muqaddar Ki Baat” was produced by Bimla L Khaitan and directed by Kamal H Thakur. The movie had Neeta Mehta, Deepak Parashar, Rameshwari etc in it. This movie never saw the light of the day, though its records were released in 1983. There were eight songs in a 33 RPM record. These songs were sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Pushpa Pagdhare. Indeewar, Noor Ahmad and Bimla Khaitan (producer) were the three lyricists. Music was composed by O P Nayyar. Mahendra Kapoor had three solos, Pushpa Pagdhare had two solos, while there were three duets by the two.

Here is the first song from “Muqaddar Ki Baat”(1983) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, Bimla Khaitan is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

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

With this song, “Muqaddar Ki Baat” (1983)(unreleased) makes its debut in the blog. Now, all O P Nayyar movies (except one) have found representation in the blog. Now, “Zidd”(1994) is the only movie with O P Nayyar’s music that is not represented in the blog.


Song-Mere pyaar ka faisla likhne waale (Muqaddar Ki Baat)(1983) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bimla Khaitan, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

mere pyaar ka faisla likhne waale
tujhe kya pata kitne majboor thhe hum
sitamgar zamaane ne bade zulm dhaaye ae ae
muhabbat ne kya kya humko diye gham
mere pyaar ka faisla likhe waale
tujhe kya pata kitne majboor thhe hum
sitamgar zamaane ne bade zulm dhaaye ae ae
muhabbat ne kya kya humko diye gham
mere pyaar ka

ye duniya hai zaalim
badi bewafa hai
ki humdard hum ne
kahin bhi na paaya
ye duniya hai zaalim
badi bewafa hai
ki humdard hum ne
kahin bhi na paaya
huye hum akele
bhari zindagi mein aen
huye hum akele
bhari zindagi mein aen
muhabbat ne kaisa sitam hum pe dhaaya
ki din raat dil ye dua maangta hai
ki kadmon mein tere nikle mera dam
mere pyaar ka faisla likhe waale
tujhe kya pata kitne majboor thhe hum
sitamgar zamaane ne bade zulm dhaaye ae ae
muhabbat ne kya kya humko diye gham
mere pyaar ka

bade shauk se dil ki duniya luta di
siva pyaar ke humne kuchh bhi na chaaha aa
bade shauk se dil ki duniya luta di ee
siva pyaar ke humne kuchh bhi na chaaha
chaahat mein teri huye ghar se beghar
chaahat mein teri huye ghar se beghar
muqaddar ne humko kahaan laa ke maara aa
ye duniya rahe na rahe kaun jaane
mera pyaar tumse na hoga kabhi kam
mere pyaar ka faisla likhe waale
tujhe kya pata kitne majboor thhe hum
sitamgar zamaane ne bade zulm dhaaye ae
muhabbat ne kya kya humko diye gham
mere pyaar ka


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