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

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Today’s song is from the costume/stunt film ‘Jungle King’ (1959). The film was made by Artists United, Bombay (the name reminds me of the famous Hollywood company ‘United Artists’). It was produced by a group calling itself ‘Four X’ (for reasons best known to them) composed of Morris, Akbar, Asghar and Haider. The director was Masood and the music was by the pair of Bipin-Babul. The cast was very interesting. It consisted of Shaaga, Haaydu (what strange names! Never heard them !!), Sheila Ramani, Anwar, Majnu, Kamal Mehra, Heera Sawant, Tun Tun, Kabban Mirza, Dambe, Doud, Badshah, Rampuri Mehmood, Elephant Laxmi and many others.

I have never heard such strange names of actors in any film. Shaaga, Haaydu, Dambe, Rampuri Mehmood ? Where did they get these people with such names ? That way, earlier also I have come across some queer names in stunt films, like Bajarbattoo, Chemist, Dhondu, Babu Fatty, Gareeb Nawab etc. Few years back, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had downloaded 7,000 names of actors who acted in Hindi films from 1931 to 2000, from an internet site, which is extinct now. He had put it on the RMIM forum from where I downloaded the list. But in the intervening times, with me changing my Laptop several times till today, the list was lost in transit from one Laptop to the next one. The point is there were many funnier names of actors in that list.

Old time artistes had no means of publicity like today. With TV, Social Media, WA, Fb, newspapers, glossy magazines etc, publicity is easier for modern actors. Old time actors were forgotten as soon as they stopped appearing in films. Today’s film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) is a special film because in its cast are 2 old time actors who were forgotten totally with the times. One was a heroine of the then leading heroes, who fell on bad times and accepted whatever films came her way. But wisely she got married and spent a rich and comfortable retired life. The other one was an occasional singer, who held an honorable post in All India Radio and his songs became a choice of critics in those days. Let us know more about them.

One was actress Sheila Ramani,  a forgotten name today, but most of us will remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club dancer – Sylvie. I also remember her as the leading lady in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), also from the banner of Navketan. Sheila was born on 2-4-1931, in Karachi. She was selected as Miss Mussoorie in 1948 and judged ‘Miss Simla’ in 1950. She made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as an upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Char Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pathan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead role in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’ (1952). “Gari Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chhalkey” sung by Zubeda Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modestly good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960) – one of the last films composed by Anil Biswas. In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports, especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she retired from acting in 1962 and married  Jal Edi Cowasji on 31st March 1963. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Mumbai with her husband Jal Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) till 1981. They moved to Khartoum for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 80’s and lived in Sydney and Surfers Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium.  She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (MP). She was frail and bed ridden for a few years before her death on 15-7- 2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which young Baby Sadhna played her younger sister’s role.  [Thanks to Cineplot for some of the information in this Biosketch].

The other one was an  AIR announcer and an anchor. He was also a singer and an actor for a few films. His name was Kabban Mirza. Kabban Mirza’s name is known to very few people. He is one of those people who appeared like a comet and disappeared like a lightning. In his short stint with Hindi films, he acted in 2 films – ‘Jungle King’ (1959) (he was also the Assistant Director for this film) and ‘Murad’ (1961). He sang 1 song in the film ‘Captain Azad’ (1964) and 2 songs in the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983). He claimed to have sung a song “Is Pyar Ki Basti Mein” in a film called ‘Sheeba’,  without getting credited. No film with the name ‘Sheeba’ is traceable, but a song with the same mukhda is found in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959), credited to Suman Kalyanpur and Babul with chorus. We don’t find a third voice in this song. It is possible that the film ‘Sheeba’ was left incomplete and the same song was used in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) with Babul as the male singer.

The question is why Kabban Mirza is remembered with such a meager contribution to film acting and singing ? The answer is because of his deep voice. Mirza who briefly flirted with the film world, left a lasting impression with his songs for producer-director Kamal Amrohi’s epic, ‘Razia Sultan’.

The songs — “Aayee Zanzeer Ki Jhankar Khuda Khair Kare” and “Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai” — rendered in Mirza’s deep voice, were filmed on the slave-warrior character of Yaqut played by Dharmendra in the film.

Mirza was picked out after Amrohi auditioned dozens of singers in his search for a unique voice to suit the character of the slave-warrior. The film’s music director, Khayyam, reminisces: ‘‘Kamal Saab was a perfectionist. He called over 50 singers for a voice test, but remained unconvinced. Then someone suggested Kabban Mirza who was also a popular nauhaa khan (one who sings elegy for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom during Muharram). Kamal Saab’s search ended with Mirza.’’

Overnight his popularity soared. Mirza got a few more singing offers, including for BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but his preoccupation with radio came in the way. ‘‘His voice had a unique bass, unheard of in the industry,’’ says poet-lyricist Nida Fazli who penned a song for Razia Sultan.

Kabban Mirza was born in 1937 in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the  Siddi community. This is a community that migrated from Central Asia/North Africa, during the time when India was ruled by Muslim dynasties. These people were brought in as slaves in the courts of the rulers of Delhi, Lucknow and other kingdoms in North India. They are also known as ‘Habshi’. It is curiously incidental that Yaqut, the slave in the court of Razia Sultan, also belonged to this ‘Habsh’ community. It sounds almost providentially ordained that the two people, separated by more than seven centuries – the original persona, and the singer who would sing for that historical character in a film, belong to the same original ethnic community. (Another very well known personality of Indian cinema belongs to this community – His real name was SYED HASSAN ALI ZAIDI. His family used to call him MIJJAN Miyan and screen name was Kumar, the actor who played the role of the sculptor in the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960)).

The child in Kabban took to music and singing very early. He was drawn to the ‘nauhaa’ style of singing – the traditional ‘marsiaa’ and ‘taaziadaari’ singing on the solemn occasion of Muharram. It is noted that the child Kabban used to practice his singing with his head inserted inside a ‘matka’ (earthen pot).

As he grew up, he was recognized as a very impressive and inspiring ‘nauha-rubaan’ – a singer of traditional Muharram renderings. His voice caught the attention, and he got his break with All India Radio, in the music department. This phase of his life is not well documented, no details are available about his training in classical music and who his teachers were. But his depth of knowledge about the detailed nuances of classical ragas is well acknowledged in his presentations of the radio program ‘Sangeet Sarita’. He anchored this program for many years. He would play select film songs based on Hindustani classical music, and then described in great detail the classical basis, the raag and its variations, the sur, the taal, and their interplay. He garnered a good measure of fan following for this program.

He had joined AIR in Lucknow, but he was soon transferred to Bombay station, where he would take on the anchor role for such noteworthy programs as ‘Hawa Mahal’, ‘Sangeet Sarita’ and ‘Chhaaya Geet’, for many years. There is some mention that he was approached to sing for music director Ravi in BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but apparently his association with AIR and his popularity as the anchor of mainline radio programs, came in the way of his further association with the world of films.

The two songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ became very popular in their time – the record sales were impressive. But as destiny would have it, this rise in popularity was accompanied by the most unfortunate health news for Kabban Mirza. He was detected with cancer of the larynx. This was a stroke of extreme bad luck from which he could never recover. His voice and his throat were his vital and essential assets. And that is where fate struck its most unkind blow. He went into prolonged treatment, but eventually he had to be operated upon. The year was 1993. He recovered from surgery and returned home. Thankfully, the malady seemed to be in remission, but then never got to use his voice for any serious and significant assignments.

Mirza, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on May 9 after he complained of cough and neck pain, came back home minus his once-famous voice. The tracheotomy tube inserted in his windpipe allows him to breathe, not speak. ‘‘He was diagnosed with throat cancer and treated 10 years ago also. But its relapse has shattered us. He won his bread and our happiness through his voice. Now he has lost that very voice,’’ bemoans Rifat, Mirza’s daughter.

The respite from the physical predicament lasted for a decade. The problem reared its painful head once again, and in May/June 2003, he had to undergo another surgery that resulted in the removal of a significant part of his larynx, leaving him practically with no sound in his throat. His vocal communications were reduced to very limited rasping utterances at the best. This regrettable fate for someone who had once been honored with the Golden Voice Award by the AIR. He reportedly died in June 2006.

[Based on information collated from the articles by Mohd. Wajihuddin in Indian Express dt. 24-6-2003, Ganesh Vancheeswaran in scroll.in, and Sudhir ji in Blog ASAD,  muVyz, HFGK and my notes, with thanks to all.]

Song- Dil Thaame Huye Baithe Hain Bechain Nazar Hai (Jungle King) (1959) Singers – Babul, Uma Devi, Meera Shiraz, Lyricist – Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Bipin Babul
Babul + Khurshid Bawra
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

dil tha..aame huye. . .
baithe hain. . .
haaye
bechain nazar hai

dil thaame huye
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

dil thaamne ke laakh sabab hote hain nadaan
ey ey ey hey
beemar hai
eeekhiy
beemar hai khud
haan
beemar hai khud
ya hai koi dost pareshan
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ey ey ey
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

aati hain muhabbat mein kabhi aisi bhi raaten
neend aati nahin hoti hain taaron hi se baaten
ae ji taaron hi se baaten
ho ji taaron hi se baaten
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

ho (??) pe insaan to kabhi neend naa aaye
kaanton pe bhi so jaaye jo maa lori sunaaye
hmmm hmmm hmmm
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

raste hain alag pyaar ki manzil hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai

dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
hum sab ko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दिल थामे हुये
बैठे हैं
हाए
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामे हुये
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामने के लाख सबब होते हैं नादां
ए ए हे
बीमार है
ईखी॰ ॰ ॰
बीमार है खुद
हाँ
बीमार है खुद
या है कोई दोस्त परेशां
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
ए ए ए
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

आती हैं मोहब्बत में कभी ऐसी भी रातें
नींद आती नहीं होती हैं तारों ही से बातें
ए जी तारों ही से बातें
हो जी तारों ही से बातें
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

हो (??) पे इनसां तो कभी नींद ना आए
काँटों पे भी सो जाये जो माँ लोरी सुनाये
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

रस्ते हैं अलग प्यार की मंज़िल है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है

दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
हम सब को खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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A stalwart of many talents, a multi faceted personality who was single handedly responsible for bringing to life the endeavors of Assamese cinema, bringing international recognition to the age old music and culture of far eastern India.

Remembering Dr Bhupen Hazrika on the anniversary of his birth – he would have been 96 today. He is known as ‘Shudha Kontho’ – the one with the nectar of amrit (shudha, sudha) in his throat.

He was born in Sadiya, Assam in 1926. Even as a child, his musical and singing talents were evident. In 1939, at the tender age of 12, he recorded his first song for the Assamese talkie film ‘Indramalati’ (1939). His traveled to faraway Benaras for his education (BA and MA degrees in Political Science, 1944 and 1946), and then to the US for his PhD to New York (Columbia University, 1952). However, the association that was established in childhood would be sustained and strengthened over the years. 

He became recognized as a renowned film maker in the east. As a renowned musician, and a multi lingual lyricist and vocalist, he was the representative face of the music and culture of that region. And more than that, he was the cultural ambassador of India to the rest of the world.

Many awards and accolades came to him throughout his illustrious career, most notable being the Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1987, Dadasaheb Phalke lifetime achievement award in 1993, and the Padma Bhushan in 2001. He was the president of the Sangeet Natak Academy from 1999 to 2004. As a creator of films and film music, he has been conferred many honors by film associations and critics associations in the US, Japan, Bangladesh, besides India.

Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last on 5th November, 2011.

‘Rudaali’, a 1993 production by the feminist film maker and director, Kalpana Lajmi, is a story about the life and tribulations of Shanichari (Dimple Kapadia), a poor woman, abandoned by her own family as a child, and later in life, abandoned by the man whom she loves. A caustic and a weather beaten personality, her life is dogged by one misfortune after another. But the character within is stronger than steel, and she faces the world without a tear in her eye. The strength of her resolve is at conflict with her profession of a mourning woman, rudaali, in the villages of interior Rajasthan. The film is a powerful commentary on the traditional status of women in rural India. The film itself, and the portrayal if the central character by Dimple Kapadia, has won many awards and recognitions, both national and international.

The lyrics of this film are penned by Gulzar, and the haunting music is from the mind of Bhupen Hazarika. This particular song is rendered both by Bhupen Hazarika and Lata Mangeshkar. The deep baritone voice of Bhupen Hazarika so strongly brings to life the powerful verses.

The song tells about the personal sorrows and tribulations of the protagonist – Shanichari, a rudaali woman in rural Rajasthan. Bhupen Hazarika version plays in the background, as we the entire life of Shanichari crumbling and wasted around her. We see her sitting next to her husband’s funeral pyre, slowly removing all her jewellery and adornments. Later in the song, she is face to face with Raj Babbar, her lover, who has also abandoned her. The words are so evocative and portray the sadness that reigns inside her. “Teri Oonchi Ataari, Maine Pankh Liye Katvaaye” – your adobe is at such a height, and the miserable me has shorn off her wings.

A deeply moving experience about life itself.

Bhupen Hazaarika Version

Lata Mangeshkar Version

Song – Dil Hoom Hoom Kare Ghabraaye  (Rudaali) (1993) Singer – Bhupen Hazaarika, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics

Bhupen Hazarika version

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ik boond tabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

teri jhori daarun
sab sookhe paat jo aaye
tera chhua laage
meri sookhi daal hariaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

jis tan ko chhua tune
us tan ko chhupaaun
jis mann ko lagey naina
woh kisko dikhaaun
o more chandrama aaa
teri chaandani ang jalaaye
oonchi tor ataari
maine pankh liye katwaaye

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ek boond kabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

Lata Mangeshkar version

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ik boond tabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

teri jhori daarun
sab sookhe paat jo aaye
tera chhua laage
meri sookhi daal hariaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

jis tan ko chhua tune
us tan ko chhupaaun
jis mann ko lagey naina
woh kisko dikhaaun
o more chandrama aaa
teri chaandani ang jalaaye
teri oonchi ataari
maine pankh liye katwaaye

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ek boond kabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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भूपेन हज़ारीका

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

तेरी झोरी डारूं
सब सूखे पात जो आए
तेरा छुआ लागे
मेरी सूखी डाल हरीआये
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

जिस तन को छुआ तूने
उस तन को छुपाऊँ
जी मन को लागे नैना
वो किसको दिखाऊँ
ओर मोरे चन्द्रमा आ
तेरी चाँदनी अंग जलाए
ऊंची तोर अटारी
मैंने पंख लिए कटवाए

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

लता मंगेशकर

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

तेरी झोरी डारूं
सब सूखे पात जो आए
तेरा छुआ लागे
मेरी सूखी डाल हरीआये
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

जिस तन को छुआ तूने
उस तन को छुपाऊँ
जी मन को लागे नैना
वो किसको दिखाऊँ
ओर मोरे चन्द्रमा आ
तेरी चाँदनी अंग जलाए
तेरी ऊंची अटारी
मैंने पंख लिए कटवाए

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए


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

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The years 1980s and 90s were the golden period of TV serials which used to be telecast on National Doordarshan Channel.  The TV Serials of these period might have been lacking in technical specs as compared with that of the current TV serials. But what made these Doordarshan serials very popular was that they were mostly based on down to earth story lines, the good directions, the good performances of the lead and supporting actors and above all the absence of the present TRP dominated TV industry. These factors have made the TV serials of yore unforgettable for most of the the viewers including me. And the proof is that most of these serials had repeat telecasts on a number of times keeping in view the response from the viewers.

Apart from ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ TV serials which I had watched in my middle-aged years, I had, more or less, regularly watched TV serials like ‘Hum Log’ (1984), ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’ (1984), ‘Karamchand’ (1985), ‘Buniyaad’ (1986), ‘Nukkad’ (1986), ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ (1988), ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfaam’ (1991), ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ (1993), ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ (1993), ‘Farmaan’ (1994) and ‘Shriman Shrimati’ (1994) etc. For me, watching these serials now on the video sharing platforms, is like reliving my old memories. Those were the days when almost entire family members would sit together in a single room to watch their favorite TV Serials.

‘Farmaan’ (1994) was one of the TV serials of the golden period which I had watched on the TV without missing any of the 14 episodes. The story of the serial was based on the Urdu novel ‘Alampanah’ written by the well-known Urdu writer-poet, Rafia Manzoorul Amin (1930-2008) on the Nawabi culture of Hyderabad which has changed after 1947 and the financial challenges they faced. The serial was produced by Gul Anand for Doordarshan who, apart from producing mainstream Bollywood films, had also produced some off-beat Hindi films such as ‘Khatta-Meetha’ (1978), ‘Chasm-e-Buddoor’ (1981) and ‘Chatran’ (1988). Lekh Tandon who had directed box office successful films like ‘Professor’ (1962), ‘Amrapali’ (1966), ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasmaan’ (1968), ‘Prince’ (1969), ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye’ (1977), ‘Agar Tum Na Hote’ (1983) among others, directed this TV serial. This was Lekh Tandon’s 4th TV Serials for Doordarshan, the first being ‘Dil Dariya’ (1988) in which he gave Shahrukh Khan his first break as an actor.

Recently, I watched 11 of the 14 episodes of ‘Farmaan’ on a video sharing platform which were uploaded by Prasaar Bharati after re-mastering the VHS tapes of the serial. I watched the remaining 3 episodes in an old video format with less than average audio and video quality. The main cast of ‘Farmaan’ includes Kanwaljit Singh, Deepika Deshpande, Vineeta Malik, Raja Bundela, Navin Nischol, Kalpana Iyer, Neha Sharad, Savita Bajaj etc. In addition, there were about a dozen actors from Hyderabad who played the subsidiary roles in the serial.

The story starts with 23-year old Aiman Shahab (Deepika Deshpande) getting down from the train at Begumpet railway station and proceeding to a Nawabi Palace in a cycle-rickshaw for an interview with Badi Sarkar (Vineeta Malik), a widow and the  matriarch of the royal family who is looking for an English knowing Assistant to help her in day-to-day work. She is selected and provided accommodation in the Palace. Azar Nawab (Kanwaljit Singh), the only son of Badi Sarkar looks after the business interest of the family. Other occupants of the Palace Estate are – Tasneem Pasha (Kalpana Iyer), the step sister of Badi Sarkar and a widow; Shahana (Neha Sharad), daughter of Tanseem Pasha; and Basharat Nawab (Raja Bundela). They are financially dependent on Badi Sarkar and mostly while away their time in a care-free manner. Both Tasneem Pasha and her daughter, Shahana have a close friend, Mukhtar Nawab who is disliked by Badi Sarkar because he was the person who induced her husband, Bade Nawab to gambling and lost a lot of money. Waqar Chand (Navin Nischol), the younger brother of Bade Nawab stays in a separate cottage within the Palace Estate. Waqar had been ordered by Bade Nawab not to visit the Palace because he had chosen the profession as an artist. But the actual reason is quite different – he was in love with Badi Sarkar before she got married to Bade Nawab. Waqar Chand also does not want any one to visit his cottage and stays as a recluse bachelor doing painting as his hobby, away from the family of Badi Sarkar.

Over a period of time, Aiman Shahab who was looking timid and unsure of her self confidence in an alien atmosphere, develops friendship with the care-free Basharat Nawab who become her informal guide for the city tour. Everyone in the Palace and in the office like her. Aiman has become indispensable for Badi Sarkar. However, she has problems with Azar Nawab. Her very first encounter with him in a wedding function where he behaves as a predator by forcefully embracing her, develops hatred for him. Her second encounter with him is also not good when he objects and pushes her out for using his estate for her hobby of doing some paintings which she was encouraged to pursue by none other than Waqar Chand. This trend continues for most of the part of the serial whenever they meet each other – professionally or personally. In fact, the aim of Azar Nawab in finding faults with Aiman and passing sarcastic comments seems to reminds her that after all she is sub-servient to Badi Sarkar and to him. But Aiman also gives back her responses to Azar in the same tone to keep him in check.

But behind the façade of the egoism, ruthlessness and sarcasm, Azar Nawab has developed a soft corner for Aiman without she being aware of it. Over a period of time, she also gets impression that inwardly, he is a good human being based on a couple of incidents. For instance, Azar takes out his jeep to follow Aiman to pick her up when he comes to know that she has gone for a walk to the forest area which is infested with wild animals. The second time, when she gets a surprise gift from Azar in which she finds a photo frame of her childhood picture with her deceased parents when he comes to know that  Aiman had lost her mother when she was a child and her father when she was in college. Azar had made an all out efforts to get that picture for her from Bengaluru where she was staying with her aunt before taking the present assignment in Hyderabad. Their confrontational attitudes develop into a subtle romance.

After the death of Waqar Chand, Aiman visits Azar Nawab’s office and hands over her resignation from the employment as she did not wish to work in the palace which is embroiled with some unpleasant happenings in the past. As usual, Azar Nawab gets rude with her but later cools down when he comes to know that she has no man in her life including Basharat Nawab. He embraces her not as a predator but as a genuine lover. He asks  her whether she loves him too for which she nods in agreement. And the serial ends with this scene.

In line with the story and the time period (post-independence period), director Lekh Tandon chose Hyderabad for major shootings and selected the actual royal palace and the cottage without much of grandeur to lend the reality of the situation for royal families in the post-1947 scenario. Some shooting was also done at Dandeli in Karnataka to cover Azar Nawab’s business interest in timber.  The costumes for the main actors were designed by Rafia Manzoorul Amin, the author of the novel, ‘Alampanah’ who kept them very simple. All the main actors had only the light make-up. This simplicity lent credence to the characters in the serial. All the main actors gave fine performances. The sleek direction which avoided overdoing romance and melodrama and the tight editing gave the serial the repeat value for viewers.

‘Farmaan’ (1994) has 6 songs including the title song, details of which are as under:

  1. Har dil ko sunaate hain farmaan muhabbat kaa – Bhupendar Singh, L: K Razdan, MD: Kishore Desai
  2. Piya baaz pyaala piya jaaye na – Khan Ather, L: Quli Qutab Shah, MD: Khan Ather
  3. Rehte rehte chup jhagadna haay re – Khan Ather, L: Unknown, MD: Khan Ather
  4. Yaad bole to takiye mein gajre ki baas – Khan Ather, L: Sulaiman Khateeb, MD: Khan Ather
  5. Bujh gaya dil mera – Khan Ather, L: Unknown. MD: Khan Ather
  6. Iss bazm ki thhodi si mehak – Warsi Brothers, L: Unknown, MD: Khan Ather

I liked all the songs of ‘Farmaan’ which fit very well in the story situations. Since I have to choose only one song for the presentation,  I have selected  the song, “Yaad Bole ToTakiye Mein Gajre Ki Baas”. It is written by a well-known Dakkhini shayar, Sulaiman Khateeb (1942-1978) who has used some beautiful metaphors for ‘yaad’ (memory) in simple words.

The song is rendered by Amir Mohammed Khan Ather (1953 -13/12/2020), popularly known as Khan Ather) who had also composed music for the song. He was a well-known Hyderabad-based ghazal singer and a die-hard fan of Mohammed Rafi. Since Rafi’s death on July 31, 1980, Khan Ather would pay tributes to the him every year on July 31st by organizing ‘Yaad-E-Rafi’ concerts in which he would sing songs rendered by Rafi Sahab.

 

Song – Yaad Bole To Takiye Mein Gajre Ki Baas (Farmaan)(TV) (1994) Singer – Amir Mohammed Khan Ather, Lyrics – Sulaiman Khateeb, MD – Amir Mohammed Khan Ather

Lyrics

yaad bole to
yaad bole to
yaad bole to takiye mein gajre ki baas
yaad bole to
yaad bole to
yaad bole to takiye mein gajre ki baas
yaad bole to
yaad bole to
jaise kewade ka kaanta kaleje ke paas
yaad bole to
yaad bole to

yaad bole to bachpan mein chhode so gaaon
jaise panghat ke paani mein Radha ki chhaaon
yaad bole to khaali diwaane ka khwaab
ek bachche kaa jaise adhoora jawaab

yaad bole to palkaan po aansoo ki loat
kaale baadal po chaandi ki chamkili goat
yaad rote so aankhiaan mein gori ka roop
jaise padte so paani mein halki si dhoop

yaad bole to aansoo ki tooti ladi
ghup andhaare mein chhooti huyi phooljhadi
yaad bole to juhi ki khilti kali
sote baalak ke honthon po jaise hansi

yaad bole to akhiyaan jhukaane ka naam
ek naqsha bana ko mitaane kaa naam
yaad bole to dil mein chhupaane ki baat
chup zara soch ko muskuraane ki baat
chup zara soch ko muskuraane ki baat

yaad bole to
yaad bole to
yaad bole to
yaad bole to

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो तकिये में गजरे की बास
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो तकिये में गजरे की बास
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो
जैसे केवड़े का काँटा कलेजे के पास
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो

याद बोले तो बचपन में छोड़े सो गौं
जैसे पनघट के पानी में राधा की छौं
याद बोले तो खाली दीवाने का ख़्वाब
एक बच्चे का जैसे अधूरा जवाब

याद बोले तो पलकां पो आँसू की लोट
काले बादल पो चांदी की चमकीली गोट
याद रोते सो आँखों में गोरी का रूप
जैसे पड़ते सो पानी में हल्की सी धूप

याद बोले तो आँसू की टूटी लड़ी
घुप अंधारे में छूटी हुई फुलझड़ी
याद बोले तो जुही की खिलती काली
सोते बालक के होंठों पे जैसे हंसी

याद बोले तो अखियाँ झुकाने का नाम
एक नक़्शा बना को मिटाने का नाम
याद बोले तो दिल में छुपाने की बात
चुप ज़रा सोच को मुस्कुराने की बात
चुप ज़रा सोच को मुस्कुराने की बात

याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो
याद बोले तो

Translation of some Dakkhini words used in the song

baas – बास : Fragrance

khaali – खाली : Only

loat – लोट : Stream

goat – गोट : Embroidery

padte so paani – पड़ते सो पानी : Falling water (Rain)

ghup – घुप : dark


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

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Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 9 # Bhupinder Singh #

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[Author’s Note : It is very unfortunate that this article which was in making with me since a very long time is being posted at a time when the ‘legendary voice’ discussed in this article has left us for it’s heavenly abode. . .
I would like to present it as it is where I stopped last and was supposed to add about the biographical information to finish this article. However, I will try to come back in future to present another article having the biographical information of this singer.]

Welcome all to this article where I will be taking you all down memory lane with the voice of Bhupinder Singh.

I am sure this name will immediately fill your minds with those many memorable songs and nostalgia associated with it. We all know this song “Naam Gum Jaayega. . . Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai” and we also know the two voices in this song. And there have been albums/programs using the tag-line “aawaaz hi pehchaan hai” or “meri aawaaz hi pehchaan hai” from this song, for various compilations. And very naturally mostly they were identified or are related with the legendary female voice in this song which is of the ‘legend’ Lata Mangeshkar ji.

However, for me or maybe I can say that for few or many like me, we also remember this song mainly for the male voice in this song which is Bhupinder Singh ji. . . And again, for people like me (I am sure there must be many) this ‘aawaaz hi pehchaan hai’ is the ‘pehchaan’ of the ‘aawaaz’ and the name Bhupinder Singh.

I don’t know where it did start that I fall in love with this ‘gunguni’ aawaaz (as said by Khayyam Saab) which for me is ‘a voice which has pain and compassion’ and yes, it did have a ‘soothing effect’ too. If I try to recollect it now, I remember that I must have watched this movie ‘Kinaara’ (1977) around 1979-80 in our colony club during the weekly screening of movies there.

Among other songs from this movie this song “Naam Gum Jaayega” was the song easily touching the hearts, and not only touching but constantly growing on one’s mind, and it was also a popular song in those days (if I am correct).

But, I think, before that it was “Dil Dhoondhta Hai Phir Wahi Fursat Ke Raat Din (happy version) which I always think I must have listened frequently on radio and especially during the summer vacations when we used to sleep in the courtyard during every summer season in those years… and from this song itself these lines ya garmiyon ki raat jo purwaayiyaan chalen have been connected to my mind with garmi ki chhuttiyaan aur aangan mein letna. . .

And may be after that it was “Do Deewaane Shahar Mein, which is purely nostalgic for me and I like this song very much. This song has been a continued favorite of mine over all these years and whenever I have listened to it, its ‘magic’ on me has been the same effect each and every time – whatever we consider – be it the lyrics, the composition or its singing by Bhupinder Singh and Runa Laila. (For this one song specially and very few other songs, (I think she has very few in HFM), Runa Laila’s voice is one of the voices that I had in my memory, and which also is a part of this series).

During those years may be, I had listened “Sainyya Bina Ghar Soona“, “Ye Paudhe Ye Patte … Man Kahe Main Jhoomoon“, “Rangmahal Ke Dus Darwaaze… Sainyya Nikas Gaye” which got permanently embedded in my memories connected with childhood days. And these songs thereafter became part of my ‘nostalgia’ of those years.

When I started collecting cassettes, I was always looking for these songs for my collection and except the song from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ the other two were very difficult to find and I got them much later when we landed in ‘net-yug’.

I remember I watched ‘Maasoom’ after I passed out my matriculation exams in 1983 and among other songs from this movie I did also like the song “Huzoor Is Kadar Bhi Na Itraa Ke Chaliye“.

Around the same time as I was growing my fascination for Rajesh Khanna movies, and I had become a Rajesh Khanna fan I came to know about this lovely song from ‘Aakhri Khat’ (1966) “Rut Jawaan Jawaan“.

Then In 1985-1986 I had bought the movie album by T-series for my cassette collection, and I became aware of this song “Yaaro Neelaam Karo Susti” because of the album of the movie ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970).

In mid-eighties, there was this album from HMV, which was a compilation of songs of Bhupinder Singh from films and titled as ‘Karoge Yaad To’ (if I am not wrong), however this cassette has been misplaced somewhere from my collection. Through this album I got introduced to many of his gems which I had not listened earlier, viz.

Mere ghar aana aana zindagi

Thodisi zameen thodaa aasmaan

Koi jab se sharik e caravan hai’

Karoge yaad to

Gulaab jism ka yoonhi nahin khilaa hoga

Ek hi khwaab kai baar dekha hai maine

I still remember that this song “Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezaar Aaj Bhi Hai” from the 1985 movie ‘Aitbaar’ had become very popular then and heard frequently on radio and cassette players. I remember I bought the above album from Nehru Place market in New Delhi in one of my official visits there.

But I was always well aware of the song “Hoke Majboor Mujhe” from ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), since my childhood days, may be because of my parents and their love for music. This song was played on radio frequently. When I grow up, I got to listened to it frequently on music programs on radio especially in the program of ‘All India Radio’s Urdu Service’. I had bought the cassette of ‘Haqeeqat’ during my stay at Kota from 1988-89 onwards.

When I get associated with this blog, I had shared lyrics of some of the above-mentioned songs and later I had also shared the following songs with articles.

Zindagi phoolon ki nahin, phoolon ki tarah mehki rahe ae’

Koyi jab se shareeq e kaarvaan hain’

Zehar detaa hai mujhe koyi dawaa detaa hain’

Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin’

Nayi umr ke naye sitaaron’

Raat banoon main aur chaand bano tum’

Sooliyon pe chadhke choome aaftaab ko’

Ahl e dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain’

Ye zindagi hai chaar pal’

 Listening to the songs sung by Bhupinder Singh has always given me immense pleasure and calmed my mind during various situations in life. It is like applying the ‘spiritual balm’ on one’s wounds. Also, I think that his voice is like a ‘equilibrium’ – always balanced. In happy situations neither you go jumping with his songs and similarly in sad songs you didn’t start crying. It balances the ‘mood’ whatever you are in, and it motivates to move forward from that point of time. It inspires.

Khayyam Saab had mentioned Bhupinder Singh’s voice as ‘a meethhi gunguni awaaz’ and Gulzar Saab said this unki aawaaz ka agar taabiz ban sakta to main zaroor banaa ke pehan leta’.

What to say … such a magical voice has left us now forever.

And readers will note that I have only mentioned about his voice in above write up. We should not forget that he was also an ‘ace instrumentalist’. Naushad Saab had said about Bhupinder Singh that nobody could come to closer to him in performing on guitar.

Bhupinder Singh has been instrumental in many unforgettable hits of HFM where he has played guitar in the songs. There are over three hundred songs where he has performed Guitar. I am not going to list the songs where he played the guitar. Not only Guitar but he also played ‘wood rubaab’. (I am not sure if he played rubaab in film compositions too).

Then there is altogether separate identity of Bhupinder Singh which is as a ‘Ghazal Singer’. That will also require another separate post and I am not going to discuss this in today’s post.

In the recent months I have regularly listened to his many songs and many non-film songs too since I want to finish this write-up. I came across many songs which I wish to bring here on the blog in the future.

I would also like to mention one of his songs which is very close to my heart and which is from the album ‘Karadi Katha – Bandar Bindaas Bandar’, the song is “Ae Dost Bahadur Dost Mere”.

Then here is a link of the song which also I came across in recent past — “Moko Kahaan Dhoondhhe Re Bande

Today I present a song from the movie ‘Manzilen Aur Bhi Hain’ (1974) which is written by Yogesh. This song is sung by Bhupinder Singh and is also composed by him. Yes, I think this was the first and last time when he composed a music for a Hindi Film.

So, today on the blog, we introduce music director Bhupinder Singh Soni (or Bhupendra Soni as mentioned in HFGK).

‘Manzilen Aur Bhi Hain’ was directed by Mahesh Bhatt for Cine Guild, Bombay. It had Kabir Bedi, Prema Narayan, Gulshan Arora, Poornima, Sudhir, Shah Agha, Mukesh Bhatt, Soni, Randhir Raj, Viju Khote, Kirti Kumar, Sundar, Uma Dutt, Mac Mohan, and others. This movie was passed by Censor Board (after many ‘cuts’ as mentioned by Bhupinder Singh himself in his ‘exclusive interview’ (link given below)) on 13.08.1974 with an ‘A’ certificate (or restricted viewing certificate).

This movie has four songs written by Yogesh and composed to music by Bhupinder Singh. This movie is making its debut on the blog today.

 

Our tributes to our beloved Bhupinder Singh!!!

unki aawaaz hi pehchaan hai … aur sadiyon tak yah pehchaan rahegi …

yah aawaaz is kaainaat mein goonjti rahegi, gungunaati rahegi, gaati rahegi …

hamaare baad bhi
aayenge log jaayenge
to kya huaa jo
rahen nahin ham dahr ke liye. . .

zindagi phoolon ki nahin
phoolon ki tarah
mehki rahe ae. . .

[Author’s Note: Sources for some of the information used in this article are given below, I would be happy if readers also visited these links.
Exclusive Interview of Veteran Ghazal Singer Bhupinder Singh Part -1
Exclusive Interview of Veteran Ghazal Singer Bhupinder Singh Part -2
Legends on the Legendary Bhupinder Singh ]

Song – Har Ek Saans Hai Mehmaan Kuchh Pehar Ke Liye (Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain) (1974) Singers – Bhupendra, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Bhupendra

Lyrics 

har ek saans hai
mehmaan kuchh pahar ke liye
har ek raat bani hai
yahaan sahar ke liye
har ek saans. . .

qafas mein rehke
bahaaron se kya hamen lena aa
kafas mein rehke
bahaaron se kya hamen lena
haseen ab ye nazaarein hain
bas nazar ke liye
har ek saans …

hamaare baad bhi
aayenge log jaayenge
hamaare baad bhi
aayenge log jaayenge
to kya huaa jo
rahe nahin ham dahr ke liye

har ek saans hai
mehmaan kuchh pahar ke liye
har ek raat bani hai
yahaan sahar ke liye
har ek saans …

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हर एक सांस है
मेहमान कुछ पहर के लिए
हर एक रात बनी है
यहाँ सहर के लिए
हर एक सांस है॰ ॰ ॰

कफ़स में रह के
बहारों से क्या हमें लेना
कफ़स में रह के
बहारों से क्या हमें लेना
हसीन अब ये नज़ारे हैं
बस नज़र के लिए
हर एक सांस है॰ ॰ ॰

हमारे बाद भी
आएंगे लोग जाएंगे
हमारे बाद भी
आएंगे लोग जाएंगे
तो क्या हुआ जो
रहे नहीं हम दहर के लिए

हर एक सांस है
मेहमान कुछ पहर के लिए
हर एक रात बनी है
यहाँ सहर के लिए
हर एक सांस है॰ ॰ ॰


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

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‘Raahgeer’ (1969), is a production from Geetanjali Chitradeep, Calcutta. It was directed by Tarun Majumdar. The movie has Biswajeet, Nirupa Roy, Asit Sen, Sandhya Roy, Vasant Chowdhury, Shashikala, Padma Chauhan, Anwar Hussain, Pahari Sanyal, Master Prasenjit, Ifthekar, Kanhaiyyalal, Chaman Puri, Savita Chatterjee, Ram Avtar, Rashid Khan, CS Dubey and others in it.

Here is what our dear Arun ji has mentioned in brief about this film while commenting on the song-post of the song “Janam Se Banjaara Hoon Bandhu

Atul ji,

First of all, this is a production of GITANJALI CHITRADEEP, CALCUTTA.
The name of Hemant Kumar’s production house was GEETANJALI PICTURES, BOMBAY. So there is every possibility that this may be a home production, in some way or the other, of Biswajeet.
I remember having seen this film halfway, in the theatre, as it was very much boring.
Directed by Tarun Mujumdar, its cast was, Biswajeet, Sandhya Roy, Shashikala, Padma, Nirupa Roy, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussain, Pahadi Sanyal, Prasanjit, Iftekhar, Asit Sen, Sabita Chatterjee etc.
The story, as I remember, was of a young man who is fond of wandering and sets out on an endless journey. The film depicts various experiences he encounters in his travels. He does not get attached to anybody but becomes a darling of many.
Neither the story, nor the music, nor the actors were of much interest and hence no wonder the film wandered aimlessly in search of success.
-AD
NB- There seems to be no record of any major award given to Rahgir. Maybe, Bengal Govt. or critics or journalists award may have been given to it.

The movie has ten songs and lyrics for all the ten songs are penned by Gulzar. The music is composed by Hemant Kumar. Here is the list of songs this movie has.

Sl. No.

Song Title Singer/s

Posted On

01

Janam Se Banjaaraa Hoon Bandhu Hemant Kumar 21.09.2011

02

He He, … Vaidhh Ke Palle Pade Kishore Kumar 13.07.2018

03

Aa, Do Do Pankh Lagaake Panchhi Banenge Hemant Kumar,
Aarti Mukherjee, Chorus

04

Daiyya Kasam-Sharam Laage, Ae Sakhi, Badaa Besharam Balam Asha Bhonsle,
Usha Mangeshkar

05

Babu Ghabraate Hain, Chori Chori Aankhon Se Teer Chalaate Hain Asha Bhonsle,
Kishore Kumar
17.07.2018

06

Tumhaare Nain Dekh Ke Sunaa Hai Log Jogi Ho Gaye Hemant Kumar 27.10.2013

07

Haay Haay, Panchhi Re, Ude Gagan Gagan Mast Magan Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar,
Sulakshana Pandit, Chorus

08

Mujhko Dosh Na Dena Bandhu… Kabhi Ruk Gaye Hain Kabhi Chal Diye Hain Hemant Kumar

09

Bairi Aanchar Pag Pag Urjhe Hamaar, Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus

10

Mitwaa Re, Bhool Gaye Thhe Raahen Mitwa Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus 06.07.2016

This movie made its debut on the blog on 21.09.2011. However, as we can see in the above table, so far only five out of ten songs of this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today we take this opportunity to present the sixth song from this movie on the blog. It will be after a gap of almost four years since the fifth song of this movie was discussed on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, and Sulakshana Pandit. And is a light-hearted group chorus song having a philosophical side too. The lyrics are by Gulzar Sb and music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Let us listen to and enjoy the today’s wonderful song now …

Song – Panchhi Re Udey Gagan Gagan Mast Magan (Raahgeer) (1969) Singers – Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Hemant Kumar
Manna Dey + Sulakshana Pandit
Chorus

Lyrics

haay haay
panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

hoy

panchhi re ae ae ae
ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

o o o o
kaisi chaahton ki tujhe hawaa lagi hai
tujhe hawaa laagi hai
kaunse milan ke liye vidaa lagi hai
tujhe vidaa lagi hai
kaisi chaahton ki tujhe hawaa lagi hai
kaunse milan ke liye vidaa lagi hai
o o o
aasmaan pe mil gayaa hai
kaisaa watan
kaisaa watan
kaisaa watan re
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

ghaat ghaat boond chune
chune ud jaaye
o o o
ghaat ghaat boond chune
chune ud jaaye
pyaasi maatiyon pe kahin jaaye barsaaye
o o o
pyaasi maatiyon pe kahin jaaye barsaaye
kiske gaon jayegaa re ae ae ae ae
kiske gaon jayegaa re
kiske watan
kiske watan
kiske watan re
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re

o o o

chaand si pari ke desh me bhi jaayiyo
ha ha desh jaayiyo
hoy sone waali baaliyon ke kaan laaiyiyo
ha ha kaan laaiyo
chaand si pari ke desh me bhi jaayiyo
sone waali baaliyon ke kaan laaiyiyo
o o o
os waale moti leke aana watan
aana watan
aana watan re

panchhi re ude gagan gagan
mast magan
kiske sang lagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re
panchhi re ae ae
panchhi re ude gagan gagan
ae
mast magan
ae
kiske sang laagi lagan
kaisi lagan laagi re
ae ae ae


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

This is the 1,100th post by Arunkumar Deshmukh.

Blog Day :

5083 Post No. : 17006

POST NO. 1100  !!!!

Today, I have mixed feelings in my mind. One way, I am happy that I am posting my 1,100th article here and on the other way, I am wondering how did I achieve this all? My first post came up here on 1-10-2012, though I had been posting my comments on the Blog’s other posts since the end of 2010. That time I had not even dreamt that I would ever write 1100 articles here or that I would remain connected with this Blog for almost 10 years continuously.
 
A habit of seeing old films and jotting down all the film details in my diary later that day turned into almost a career of writing articles on old films, its people, songs and anecdotes etc, in the last part of my life. Not many people start a second inning after retiring from a job of 35 years – that too absolutely unconnected to what one did in the last so many years !
 
That way my life has been taking unexpected turns at every stage, unconnected with what I did earlier. After coming in the merit list of 12th standard, I joined Medical College. Midway through the first year of M.B.B.S. I left it and joined Agriculture college. I won the All India Best Cadet N.C.C. Trophy at Delhi, as a Senior Under Officer. After graduating in Agriculture, I declined the Govt. Officer’s post in the department and became a Medical Representative in Glaxo, then All India No. 1 company. After 35 years in this field, I retired as General Manager-Marketing !
 
During this period I excelled in Astrology and won the ‘Jyotish Praveen’ title from Poona Mahasabha. I also earned a Brown Belt in Judo, besides acting in dramas etc. I traveled all over India, Pakistan. Nepal and Sri Lanka, U.K. and USA. After retirement I visited Europe, Switzerland and Australia with my wife.
 
With all this done, I turned to my original love – old films and music. I learnt how to use a Computer at the age of 71 years and  using old surviving diaries started writing articles on this Blog. I interviewed close relatives of a few old-time artistes and published them on the internet. I have written on Marathi films, Telugu films and even Kannada films on different blogs. There was a time when I wrote on 5 to 6 different Blogs at a time on different topics like history of films and film songs etc. But my first love has always been AtulSongADay. I honestly believe that I could do all this in this field due to the encouragement of Atul Ji. My heartfelt thanks to him. I must also mention the name of Sudhir ji, who has always supported and helped me. We have been very good friends and are in constant touch. Thanks, Sudhir ji.
In this Blog, I got good company from friends, many I have been able to meet also BUT I HAVE YET TO MEET ATUL JI. I have never even talked to him on phone anytime ! I wish that before I end all this game, we meet at least ONCE !
At this juncture, I did some self assessment. I have kept all the logbooks wherein I first hand-write my articles, before typing them. I have 27 such log books chronicling all my 1100 posts as well as interviews, lined up serially with dates of writing, date of posting on the Blog, serial number, film,song and year details of each post. I found out some statistics.
 
In these 1,100 articles, I have written on songs from films of 1930-40 (152), 1941-50 (417), 1951-60 (412), 1961-70 (46), 1971-80 (27), 1981-90 (8), 1991-2000 (5), 2000-2010(1) 2011-20 (3)  and NFS – 29 = Total 1,100 articles. This works out to 89% posts on films from 1932 to 1960 and only 11%  after 1961. So the fact remains that less than 100 posts are done for films of the post 1961 period, contrary to my estimate of about 200 such posts. This makes me ‘The Grand Old Man’ (पुराण पुरुष) in true sense.
 
Coming to today’s film, ‘Jhamela’ (1953) was a film made by Master Bhagwan after his colossal hit film ‘Albela’ of 1951. Prior to ‘Albela’, Bhagwan was making and directing only stunt films. The making of ‘Jhamela’ has an interesting history. After ‘Albela’, Bhagwan wanted to make a film called ‘Beta Laadla’ with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. He had talked to Raj and he had accepted it for Rs. 55,000 only. Bhagwan had kept RK’s cheque also ready. Meanwhile there was a party to celebrate the ‘Albela’ success, at Sai Prasad, CR’s house.
 
During the party, there was a discussion about Bhagwan’s next social film and PL Santoshi announced ‘Jhamela’ as his next film. Bhagwan was surprised and said,”What jhamela ? There is no story, nothing.” Santoshi said “The story can come later. First you make an announcement. The name is catchy and CR will give music”. Due to pressure from guests like S Mukherjee, CR, Santoshi and other guests, Bhagwan made the official announcement.
 
However, in spite of the success of ‘Albela’, Bhagwan’s luck started going down and down. Though he made many films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Bhala Admi’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’, ‘Hum Deewane’, ‘La Bela’ etc., he did not see same luck again. ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, and ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ did somewhat better.
 
It was from the film ‘Albela’ that CR gave music to Bhagwan’s film in his real name. Prior to this, he gave music to his stunt films as ‘Annasaheb’.This type of use of pen names was followed by many MDs. GM Durrani gave music as Gunjan, SD Batish gave music as Nirmal Kumar. Snehal Bhatkar used several names like Vasudev, B Vasudev, VG Bhatkar and Snehal, before taking up another pen name Snehal Bhatkar for the rest of his career. Actually his name was Vasudeo and Snehal was his daughter’s name. These are well known, but today I will tell you 2 pen names FIRST time on the internet – on this Blog! Hardly anybody knows that Anil Biswas gave music to film ‘Begunah’ (1949) in the name of Haribhai. His co-MD in this film was Shyamu – none other than C Ramchandra. This information is given in the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Rajadhyaksha on pages 67 and 190.
 
Although the team for ‘Jhamela’ was the same as Albela and they tried their best, still ‘Jhamela’ was not successful. Somebody had told Bhagwan that titles ending with ‘la‘ were lucky for him. Bhagwan tried this even, but he did not succeed in films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’ and ‘La-Bela’. All this led to Bhagwan’s downfall to rock bottom. He had to sell his houses, cars etc and go back to the chawl where he had started from in his career. Bhagwan is a real case of ‘Rags to Riches to Rags‘.
 
Today’s song is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar.  I like duets of 2 pairs – Hemant Kumar – Lata, and Chitalkar – Lata, in that order. Even for my 1000th post on 18-8-2021  I had selected a CR song, but it was a chorus of Amirbai, Rajkumari, Durrani, Khan Mastana and CR. Today is 18-6-2022 – a gap of 10 months and 100 songs…an average of 10 posts every month for the last 10 months !
 
I once again thank all those who helped me in this fruitful journey. Enjoy the CR-Lata duet.
[Author’s Note – Some information is used from book ‘EK ALBELA’ by Isak Mujawar-with thanks. and my notes.]


Song- Kaho Ji Kaho Ji Kaho Ji, Kahin Tumse Hui Hai Mulaqaat (Jhamela) (1953) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar, Lyricist – Rajendra Krishan, MD- C Ramchandra
Lata Mangeshkar + Chitalkar

Lyrics

kaho ji kaho ji kaho ji
kahin tumse hui hai mulaqaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jhoothe bahaane banaana
ye hai mardon ki aadat puraani
h h
aurat pe bharosa na karna
sun rakhi hai hamne kahaani
hato ji hato ji hato ji
mardon ki jhoothi hai zaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

seekha kahan se ye tumne
raah chalte galey pad jaana
tum aise kahaan ke haseen ho
zara dho ke suratiya aana
achchha ji achchha ji achhha ji
tum to din ko bhi kehte ho raat
ja ja
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jaao bade tum wo ho
pachhtaaye tumhen munh laga ke
parvaah bhi yahan hai kisi ko
jaate ho to meri balaa se
aji bolo ji bolo ji bolo ji
ab kiski hui hai maat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहो जी कहो जी कहो जी
कहीं तुमसे हुई है मुलाक़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

झूठे बहाने बनाना
ये मर्दों की आदत पुरानी
ह ह
औरत पे भरोसा ना करना
सुन रखी है हमने कहानी
हटो जी हटो जी हटो जी
मर्दों की झूठी है ज़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

सीखा कहाँ से ये तुमने
राह चलते गले पड़ जाना
तुम ऐसे कहाँ के हसीं हो
ज़रा धो के सुरतिया आना
अच्छा जी अच्छा जी अच्छा जी
तुम दिन को भी कहते हो रात
जा जा
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

जाओ बड़े तुम वो हो
पछताए तुम्हें मुंह लगा के
परवाह भी यहाँ है किसी को
जाते हो तो मेरी बला से
अजी बोलो जी बोलो जी बोलो जी
अब किसकी हुई है मात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी


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.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5069 Post No. : 16987

Today’s song is from the film ‘Mala The Mighty’ (1948).

When I had first heard the name of this film, I wondered how ‘Mala’- a girl can be mighty ? I could never imagine that Mala could be a male’s name too. It was only after I grew up and toured the Eastern India (read W.B.) for official work, I came across this strange phenomenon – where, what is considered as an exclusive feminine name in the rest of India, could be a male’s name too ! Names like Mrinal, Vimal, Kamal, Jyoti, Mridul, Daya, Champavati, Devki, Dwaraka, Hiran etc. India truely is unique !

Film ‘Mala The Mighty’ was described as a costume drama, but clearly it was a C grade jungle film. The film’s other name was also ‘Sher-e-Jungle’. The film was produced by Basant Pictures of Homi Wadia. Homi was the younger brother of JBH Wadia and they were joint owners of Wadia Movietone, which was famous for making action/stunt films in the 30’s and the 40’s. The arrival of Fearless Nadia into Wadia Movietone strengthened its fortunes, The younger brother Homi Wadia fell in love with Nadia. he wanted to marry her, but his mother was against it. Therefore, only after his mother’s death, Homi married the then 51 year old Nadia and she became NADIA WADIA !

In 1942 there was a dispute between the brothers. The elder JBH Wadiawanted to make social and other genre films, while Homi wanted to continue with action/stunt films. He felt the financial risks were much less in action films and as such they already had a very good team of actors. In the end Homi Wadia formed his own Basant Pictures. The whole team led by Nadia joined Homi’s production house. Wadia Movietone had the non-human participants for stunt films, like the horse -Punjab Ka Beta, a Dog – Tiger and a Motor car – Rolls Royce Ki Beti. Homi Wadia made a new team with the Horse – Rajpoot, Dog – Moti, Motor Car – Austin Ki Bachhi and in addition they had a motorcycle – Runnio.

Home Wadia had the winning lead pair of Nadia and John Cawas for stunt films. By 1948, Nadia had reached the midpoint of her career. From 1933, in 15 years’ time she had done 28 action/stunt films. She slowed down and in the next 11 years she did 15 films only. Homi was always on the lookout for an actress who would take over from Nadia. First he got actress Radha Rani who did only 7 films for him and left. Then he found actress Leela- about whom no information is available. There was a time when several Leelas were acting in Hindi films – like Leela Chitnis, Leela Desai, Leela Chandragiri, Leela Gupte, Leela Pawar, Leela Sawant, Singer Leela Mehta and later on Leela Naidu. Out of these Leela Pawar, Leela Sawant and Leela Gupte were acting in stunt films of mainly Master Bhagwan. But Wadia’s Leela was not known. Anyway, she did only a few films, got married and left films.

Cast of the film was John Cawas, Leela, Dalpat, Azim, Shri Bhagwan, Shyamsunder, Waman Talpade and a few others. The film was also directed by John Cawas. A physical culturist, John Cawas was born in 1910 in Jubbulpore, Madhya Pradesh state. Athletic, handsome,  and with an impressive physique (he won the 1930 All-India Bodybuilding Championship), John was a natural choice for the action flicks that had become so popular in the 1930s.

Hailing from a Parsi family he appeared as an extra in Wadia Movietone’s ‘Noor-e-Yaman’ (1935) which led to supporting roles in that company’s films ‘Desh Deepak’ (1935), ‘Hunterwali’ (1935) and ‘Miss Frontier Mail’ (1936), all featuring stunt queen Fearless Nadia, who he would continue to work with in countless other films.

He quickly graduated to lead roles in pictures like ‘Toofani Tarzan’ (1937), ‘Diamond Queen’ (1940), ‘Stunt King’ (1944), ‘Black and White’ (1944), ‘Atom Bomb’ (1947), ‘Maya Mahal’ (1949), ‘Jungle Ka Jaadu’ (1955), ‘Magic in Baghdad’ (1956), ‘Diler Daku’ (1957), and ‘Circus Queen’ (1959). He acted in 40 films, out of which he worked in 26 films with Fearless Nadia. He also directed 3 films – ‘Mala The Mighty’ (1948), ‘Baghdad Ka Jaadu’ (1956) and ‘Zimbo Ka Beta’ (1966).

Not content with just acting, he also kept busy as an assistant director, director, and writer on numerous films, the bulk of which were produced by JBH and Homi Wadia. Wadias gave him a flat in their office building to live – free for life. John Cawas never married, and after retiring from films, he continued on as caretaker of the Wadia film offices until his death on October 4, 1993.

Another cast member was Azeem – who later on became well known as a Fight Composer in Hindi films. Azim Bhai (real name: Saiyad Azim Jafri) was one of the leading action directors in Hindi films. After a stint in the army he headed off to Bombay in 1934 and found work as stunt man at Eastern Art Film Company where he was put under contract and he worked on most of the company’s films like ‘Sher Ka Panja’ (1934) ‘Bal Hatya’ (1935), ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ (1935), and ‘Prem Raatri’ (1936).

When Eastern Art Film went out of business, Azim moved over to Saroj Company then found work at Paramount Film Company, Imperial Film, and Wadia Movietone where he worked both as a stunt man and as an actor. Afterwards, he joined Master Bhagwan’s team and acted in many action/stunt films.

By the end of the 1940s, he became a Fight Master independently. Azim became well known for his swordsmanship and he often worked alongside fellow stunt coordinator Master Douglas and two were tasked with training Dilip Kumar and Prem Nath in that sport for the film ‘Aan’ (1953). Azim has also trained many action directors and stunt persons including Ghani, Ravi Khan, Dawood (aka Hercules), Veeru Ustad, and Mansoor.

Azim Bhai coordinated the stunts on a number of fantasy films including ‘King Kong’ (1963), ‘Jadugar Daku’ (1962), ‘Parasmani’ (1963), ‘Sunehri Nagin’ (1964), ‘Hercules’ (1964), and ‘Aaya Toofan’ (1964), the spy films ‘Spy In Rome’ (1968) and ‘Kismat’ (1969), as well as the horror flicks ‘Bees Saal Pehle’ (1972) and ‘Ab Kya Hoga’ (1977).

He died on 23-10-1984.

There was another Fight Composer with a similar name – S Azimbhai (Sheikh Azim), who was much junior and he operated from 1954 to 1999. He is not to be confused with the senior one.

The third interesting name in the cast is of Dalpat – a sure name in action films. Dalpat (Joshi) was a stunt artiste. A tall, sophisticated and suave person mostly appeared in negative roles . Dalpat  was a part of Wadia’s unit since its inception and played the role of villain in the stunt movies ,which used to have Fearless Nadia and John Cawas or occasionally some other hero, apt in performing stunts.

Owing to the unprecedented popularity of Miss Nadia, other filmmakers also cast her along with John Cawas and Dalpat in their similar type of stunt movies for which she was known. After her era was over, Basant Pictures concentrated their energy in making mythological and Arabian Night movies, in which Dalpat always had a role. Later in the 50s, the studio system came to an end and actors and technicians who learned their art from their benevolent master Homi Wadia, looked for assignments from other producers.

One may call it destiny or lack of initiative on the part of Dalpat. He was offered only costume/stunt/religious movies by outside producers.  Dalpat, who did a stint as production controller for a few movies, was reverentially called Dalpat Kaka owing to his age, seniority and status by film folks. Age did not affect his appearance and he looked as suave as he was many decades earlier. He started his career by acting first in ‘Hoor e Baghdad’ (1934). He worked in 120 films. His last film was ‘Toofaani Takkar’ (1978).

I had seen the film ‘Mala The Mighty’, in its second or maybe the third run in the early 50s. The film was a rehash of the frequently used, but tested formula of Tarzan – slightly modified. Such stories never stopped entertaining people. In any case who wanted the story? They all wanted the stunts, animals, fights and dances.

The story of the film is,

Mohanlal (Azim) is a rich businessman. Once while on a trip in a ship, on a bad stormy night, the ship is wrecked. He survives but his wife dies, and his 2 daughters are missing. After 15 years he decides to search for his daughters in the jungles of Kaliyana, bordering the sea, hoping that they might have been washed ashore.

With him is Chimanlal (Shri Bhagwan) who was to marry one of the daughters, and a friend Professor Tatto (Shyamsunder). On the border of the jungle they employ Ali Bux (Kareem), a guide and his friend Trivedi, who is actually a gold digger looking for the golden treasure of tribal queen Sheen. On their way they are attacked by tribals but there comes Mala The Mighty (John Cawas) who saves them with his army of elephants. Mala is the legendary king of the jungle who fights lions, tgers and kills crocodiles etc. He takes the party to his tree top house and they find Leela (Leela) a 17 year old beauty living as his companion.

Trivedi is captured by the tribals. He strikes a deal with Sheen, the queen (Leela – in double role), to capture Mala, whom Sheen loves, in exchange for the gold treasure. Mala gets captured and is brought to the tribal chief Rajan (Waman Talpade) who wants to kill him. Meanwhile Leela comes there with the party to rescue Mala. Mohan Lal recognises both girls as his long lost daughters. Rajan tries to kill Mala, but Sheen saves him and gets killed. The animal friends of Mala arrive and the tribals run away. Leela hugs her father but refuses to go with him, choosing to remain with Mala The Mighty.

Today’s song is sung by the film’s young and upcoming composer Chitragupta Shrivastav, M.A. Lyricist was Shyam Hindi.
The End !


Song – Teri Manzil Door Musafir (Mala The Mighty) (1948) Singer – Chitragupt, Lyricist – Shyam Hindi, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa

aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa

aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa

oo oo oo
teri manzil door musafir
teri manzil door musafir
chalte jaana
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana

teri manzil door musafir
chalte jaana
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana

subah hai chalna shaam hai chalna
subah hai chalna shaam hai chalna
zindagi ka naam hai chalna
zindagi ka naam hai chalna
duniya ki har cheez hai chalti
har ek shay ka kaam hai chalna
aa jaati hai manzil chaahe
aa jaati hai manzil chaahe
kitni bhi ho door
kitni bhi ho door musafir
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana

lobhi jeevan aisa panchhi
lobhi jeevan aisa panchhi
paap ki bole bhasha
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
paap ki bole bhasha
is ke dono pankh anokhe
asha aur niraasha
asha aur niraasha
lobh ka ant hai jaan gawaana
lobh ka ant hai jaan gawaana
lobh se bhago door
lobh se bhago door musafir
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana

teri manzil door musafir
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
(aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa)
chalte jaana
chalte jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ
तेरी मंज़िल दूर मुसाफिर
तेरी मंज़िल दूर मुसाफिर
चलते जाना
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना

तेरी मंज़िल दूर मुसाफिर
चलते जाना
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना

सुबह है चलना शाम है चलना
सुबह है चलना शाम है चलना
ज़िंदगी का नाम है चलना
ज़िंदगी का नाम है चलना
दुनिया की हर चीज़ है चलती
हर इक शै का काम है चलना
आ जाती है मंज़िल चाहे
आ जाती है मंज़िल चाहे
कितनी भी हो दूर
कितनी भी हो दूर मुसाफिर
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना

लोभी जीवन ऐसा पंछी
लोभी जीवन ऐसा पंछी
पाप की बोले भाषा
(आ आ आ आ)
(आ आ आ आ)
पाप की बोले भाषा
इसके दोनों पंख अनोखे
आशा और निराशा
आशा और निराशा
लोभ का अन्त है जान गवाना
लोभ का अन्त है जान गवाना
लोभ से भागो दूर
लोभ से भागो दूर मुसाफिर
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना

तेरी मंज़िल दूर मुसाफिर
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना
चलते जाना
(आ आ आ आ)
चलते जाना


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

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Hullo Atuldom

6th February 2022. Sad day for lovers of music. The news which all music fans didn’t want to hear came through a friend’s message on Whatapp. Our dear Sur Saraswati – Nightingale – Miracle of Nature – Swar Kokila (all such epithets fell right and square on her slender shoulders) is no more. She was a power house of talent that came in a small package. She was the face of Indian film music who rode the classical music vehicle with as much ease as light music. Bhajans rendered by her were what the nation woke up to for years and were the inspiration for singers of the later generation to try their hand at classical and devotional songs.

She was a fan of cricket for the longest time and Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt who was pouring his heart out on a TV channel said that she was ill yesterday or else she would have been the first to tweet a congratulatory message to the victorious Under-19 team for winning the World Cup. That is one thing that has amazed me about the Grand-Lady of Indian Film music. She took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media as if she was a person of the now-generation. She was very active on social media.

A cross section of Indians have been pouring their heart out and putting out tweets but one that struck me most was “We will miss you and hope the void left by you doesn’t fill”.

A journey which began in the 40s at the age of 13 has come to an end after giving voice to songs in close to 1884 films in Hindi and about 30 films in other languages. A person who sang for Shobana Samarth in 1949 and Kajol (Shobana Samarth’s grand daughter) in the 90s. A person who brought tears to the eyes of the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with her rendition of “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo“. A person who has given us songs for every mood is being bid farewell from this mortal world as I write this (those are the visuals playing on all the news channels). She has been draped in her trademark white saree with a simple border. She has been brought to Shivaji Park with full state honors and the nation is in two-day mourning for this Bharat Ratna.

Like she has said in her song “Meri Awaaz Hi Pehchaan Hai” we have her voice with us forever. And the song playing at this point is “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo“” with Lata Didi saying “Ab Hum To Safar Karte Hain’ —-prophetic.

For this post I was looking for one of her last Bollywood song. We have covered Lata Didi’s last released songs in the course of Atul ji’s series ‘Yearwise Review’. So, the song with this post is not the absolute last but one from the last decade of her journey in Bollywood.

It is from the 2005 release ‘Lucky’ which had the tagline ‘No Time for Love’. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Adnan Sami, written by Sameer and tuned by Adnan Sami.

Like she has sung

rahen naa rahen hum,
mehkaa karenge
ban ke kali,
ban ke sabaa,
baage wafaa mein

Her mehak will be with us forever

Alvida Lata Mangeshkar

Video

Audio

Song – Ik Ajnabi Sa Ehsaas Dil Ko Sataaye (Lucky) (2005) Singer – Adnan Sami, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Adnan Sami

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)
(Based on Audio)

ik ajnabi sa
ehsaas dil ko sataaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
betaabion mein
dhadkan meri chain paaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai

kuchh bhi kaho na
aaa aaa
kuchh bhi suno na
phir bhi
bechain dil hai hamaara
ho oo oo
behke kadam hain
aaa aaa
mushkil mein hum hain
dekho
sambhlen bhala kaise yaara
chaahe bina hi
nazdeek hum chale aaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai

nazren bichha den
pehre laga den
dil pe
par dil kisi ki na maane
kaanton pe chal ke
sholon mein jal ke
ro ke
mil ke rahenge deewaane
oo oo oo
chaahat ki lau to
aandhi mein bhi jhilmilaaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
oo oo oo
ik ajnabi sa
ehsaas dil ko sataaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai

ye mulaqaaten
ye teri aankhen
baaten
aaa aaa
ek pal na main bhool paaun
kitni mohabbat
hai kitni chaahat
tum se

ho oo oo
kaise bhala main bataaun
oo oo

achha lage jo
tu saamne muskuraaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
ik ajnabi sa
ehsaas dil ko sataaye
ho oo oo
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai

ho oo oo
kuchh bhi kaho na
aaa aaa
kuchh bhi suno na
phir bhi
aaa aaa
bechain dil hai hamaara
ho oo oo
behke kadam hain
mushkil mein hum hain dekho
ho oo oo
sambhlen bhala kaise yaara
chaahe bina hi
nazdeek hum chale aaye
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
shaayad yahi to pyaar hai
oo ra oraa
aaa haa haa aa
oo ho oho


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

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 159 # Missing Films of 1972 – 06#
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Kaamnaa’ (1972). I had never heard of this movie earlier. I became aware of this movie only through HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

The film is directed by K Chatterjee for I.M.K. Films, Bombay. The star cast as listed in Geet Kosh includes Suma, Dinesh Rai, Sajan, Sonal, Darpan, Shambhu Mukherjee, Kailash Sharma, Gopal Bhatnagar, Ranjana, Usha, Sarita Devi, Preetam, Prem Roop, Samajeet, Prakash, Sudhanshu, Anil, Shyam, Manik, Sadanand, Udayveer, Prem, Mirchandani, BK Mukherjee, Sudhir, Satish, Namdev, Awasthi, Krishna, Satyadeep, and others. Anupama had a guest appearance in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 17.07.1972

This movie has three songs written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and composed to music by Usha Khanna. The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Tum Kabhi Saamne Aa Jaao To Poochhoon Tumse Pankaj Udhas
02 Tori Nathani Kaahe Haale Doley Ri Usha Khanna, Chitra Singh
03 Main Aankhen Moond Ke So Jaaun Chandrani Mukherjee

I have not watched this movie so can’t say much about it. Today’s song is sung by Usha Khanna and Chitra Singh and picturised on two actresses whom I am unable to identify, and many other artistes are seen in the picturisation of this song.
[Ed Note: The two dancers are Anupama (in orange dress) and Habiba Rehman (in blue dress). Thanks to Prakash ji for the identification.]

Here is the alphabetical list of movies of 1972 up to today’s movie, which is the 61st film in this list.
[Ed Note: In the interest of brevity, the list is collapsed to show the films onward from the previous episode in the series , namely ‘Gaaon Hamaara Shehar Tumhaara’ plus the ones that are without any available information or songs. Readers may refer to previous episodes of this series for earlier details – “Nai Hawa Mein Udne Dekho Ban Ka Mor Chala“.]

Sl. No.

Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog

No of Songs as per HFGK

1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 0 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
46 Gaaon Hamaaraa Shehar Tumhaaraa Naresh Kumar Laxmikant-Pyarelal 16.10.1972 1 4
47 Garam Masaalaa Aspi R.D. Burman 06.06.1972 2 5
48 Gomti Ke Kinaare Sawan Kumar R.D. Burman 22.11.1972 5 5
49 Goraa Aur Kaalaa Naresh Kumar Laxmikant-Pyarelal 12.12.1972 4 6
50 Gunfighter Johnny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 0 5
51 Haar Jeet CP Dixit Laxmikant Pyaarelal 10.04.1972 0 5
52 Hari Darshan Chandrakant Kalyanji Anandji 24.08.1972 1 4
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 1 10
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
55 Jaanwar Aur Insaan Chanakya Kalyanji-Anandji 30.05.1972 2 5
56 Jai Jwaalaa Manoha44r Deepak Kamalkant 28.08.1972 1 6
57 Jawaani Deewaani Narendra Bedi R.D. Burman 24.06.1972 6 6
58 Jeet A. Subbarao Laxmikant-Pyarelal 19.05.1972 6 6
59 Joroo Ka Ghulaam A. Bhim Singh Kalyanji-Anandji 07.09.1972 5 5
60 Jungle Mein Mangal Rajendra Bhatia Shankar-Jaikishan 27.12.1972

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61 Kaamnaa K. Chatterjee Usha Khanna 17.07.1972 Making its debut on the blog today 3

Note: – Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johny’ and ‘Hunterwaali’ seems to be unavailable as of now. And there is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’ and ‘Jaadoo Nagari’ as mentioned above.

Today’s song from the movie ‘Kaamnaa’ is sung by Usha Khanna and Chitra Singh. Music is composed by Usha Khanna. The video and audio versions have common ‘first stanza’ of the song but the second stanza in both the version is different.

As mentioned above I am unable to identify the artistes. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy the today’s lovely song…

Video

Audio

Song – Tori Nathni Kaahe Haale Doley Ri (Kaamna) (1972) Singers – Usha Khanna, Chitra Singh, Lyrics – Naqsh Layallpuri, MD – Usha Khanna
Usha Khanna + Chitra Singh

Lyrics
(Based on Video Clip)

tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
baat jiyaa ki gori
poochh ke chori chori
baat jiyaa ki gori
poochh ke chori chori
laaj ka ghoonghtaa kyun kholey ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri

boley ye khili khili
gaalon ki kaliyaan
piya ke sang tu manaaye
rang raliyaan
mohe sataa ke tohe
milta hai kyaa ri ee
chhed karogi to main
de doongi gaari
maano maano guiyaa..aa..an
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri

daala hai daaka tu ne
mere hi ghar mein ae
phir bhi buri hoon main ri
tori nazar mein
mohe sakhi ri
kaahe deti ho taana
more liye hai tora
bhaiyya deewaana
maano maano guiyaa..aa..an
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri

(Different 2nd Stanza in Audio Clip)

kisko bulaaya thha ri
tu ne anganwa
kaisa hai dikhne mein
tora sajanwa
pehle sakhi ri tohe
nanadi banaaungi
paachhe mein sagre
ye batiyaan bataaungi
maano maano guiyaa..aa..an
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri

baat jiyaa ki gori
poochh ke chori chori
baat jiyaa ki gori
poochh ke chori chori
laaj ka ghoonghta kyun kholey ri..ee..ee..ee
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri
tori nathani kaahe haale doley ri

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(विडियो पर आधारित)

तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
बात जिया की गोरी
पूछ के चोरी चोरी
बात जिया की गोरी
पूछ के चोरी चोरी
लाज का घुंघटा क्यों खोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री

बोले ये खिली खिली गालों की कलियाँ
पिया के संग तू मनाए रंगरलियाँ
मोहे सता के तोहे मिलता है क्या री
छेड़ करोगी तो मैं दे दूँगी गारी
मानो मानो गुइंया॰॰आं॰॰आं
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री

डाला है डाका तू ने मेरे ही घर में
फिर भी बुरी हूँ मैं री तोरी नज़र में
मोहे सखी री काहे देती हो ताना
मोरे लिए है तोरा भैया दीवाना
मानो मानो गुइंया॰॰आं॰॰आं
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री

(आडियो में भिन्न दूसरा अंतरा)

किसको बुलाया था री तूने अंगनवा
कैसा है दिखने में तोरा सजनवा
पहले सखी री तोहे ननदी बनाऊँगी
पाछे में सगरे ये बतियाँ बताऊँगी
मानो मानो गुइंया॰॰आं॰॰आं
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री

बात जिया की गोरी
पूछ के चोरी चोरी
बात जिया की गोरी
पूछ के चोरी चोरी
लाज का घुंघटा क्यों खोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री
तोरी नथनी काहे हाले डोले री


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

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Today 5th November is the eighth remembrance anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011). I am not adding any adjectives before his name because they will not do justice to describe the ‘personality’ he was, the monumental work he has done, the legacy he has left behind, and finally the ‘human for humanity’ he was.

I have always wanted to write an article on him since I came in to the contact with the blog. And that was only about how I get introduced to the ‘World of Bhupen Hazarika’ through his album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’ (2/1993) and his songs like from the movies that I know ‘Rudaali’ (1993) and others, and the famous non-film song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .”.

I still remember the day 14th May 1993 (I was staying at Kota-Rajasthan then) when I bought ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’ on HMV Cassette and me and one of my colleagues from Bengal listened to it. First time I just listened and was curious to know from my friend about the information on Bhupen Hazarika that he was aware of. Thereafter that evening I keep listening to the cassette changing sides till I went to sleep. That was the magic of the voice of Bhupen Hazarika and also the lyrics of the songs describing the various ‘common individuals in the society – the poor, the downtrodden, the suppressed ones’ and specially depicting the culture of Assam.

Around the same time, I think (June-July of 1993) the songs of ‘Rudaali’ were released and had became popular so the cassette of ‘Rudaali’ too became a part of my collection. Before that the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 1992 was announced; it was conferred on Shri. Bhupen Hazarika for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema and music. After that I think his album with the song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .”, couple of songs from ‘Darmiyaan’ (1997) and other non-film songs was released which I bought during my stay at Bareilly.

I was also always remembering the title song from the TV serial ‘Lohit Kinaare’, I think it had the voice of Bhupen Da (if I am not wrong) , but in spite of my continuous search for it I have not been able to find it till date. In between over the years I was only aware of his Assamese and Bengali version of his song “Aawaara Hoon. . .”, which is “Moi Eti Jajabor” in Assamese and “Ami Ek Jajabor” in Bengali. And of course of the Assamese and Bengali versions of the song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .” i.e. “Bistirno Parore Ahankh Janore” and “Bistirno Duparer Ashankha Manusher’ respectively.

All these years all of his collection that I was having was always motivating me whenever I listened to the songs and I always cherished this valuable collection with me. After that almost a year back during my regular browsing I got to read about his personal life, his journey from his early years that made Dangor Moina, a child from Sadia, into a towering personality – Bhupen Hazarika. And I realized that one has to read more and more, or if possible, one has to literally live the life of Bhupen Hazarika to understand Bhupen Hazarika in its true ‘human’ spirit. And that surely requires a very detailed post separately.

On his birth anniversary this year (8th September, 2019) when Atul ji presented a post with his song “Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan” and mentioned about the original Assamese version of that song, I immediately checked for it and listen. And I was very excited and happy to enjoy it in Assamese language.

Just a couple of weeks later, there was a discussion on the song on ‘Brahmaputra’ in the ‘Atulites-whatsapp’ group where Atul ji mentioned about the folk singer Kalpana Patowary, so just one day I searched for her songs and came across a link of her performance in the TV musical program ‘Junoon’ where after her performance one of the judges Ila Arun asks her to sing the song of Bhupen Hazarika i.e. “Manuhe Manuhar Babe. . .”. So I looked for this song. When I listened to it first time I was lost in that song and from that day there is not a single day when I have not listened to this and other songs of Bhupen Hazarika in Assamese and Bengali whether I understand it or not.

But, as Bhupen Da himself mentioned in one of his interviews , what MF Hussain had said about him that “. . . when he sings – he paints.”. Here, I would like to add that not only we get to see the picture in front of us, but when he sings, we get involved in those feelings and emotions of those characters that Bhupen Da is singing about, and we unknowingly step into the soul of those characters.

Well, Atul ji’s post and the discussion on the group prompted me to look for the original Assamese and Bengali versions for his songs from the album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’. I keep finding them and also found some of them which are given in the table below for those who are interested to listen them. Rather I would request all to please listen to them to understand the ‘nuances’ (as Gulzar saab has said in his commentary in the album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’) of the characters.

Song Title (Hindi) Assamese song Bangla Song
Dola Ho Dola Dola He Dola Dola He Dola
Yeh Kiski Sadaa Hai Pratidhwani Suno Pratidhwani Shuni
Us Din Ki Baat Hai Porokhi Puwaate Tulunga
Kitne Hi Saagar Saagar Sangamat Saagar Sangame
Haan Aawaaraa Hoon Moi Eti Jajabor Aami Ek Jajabor
Main Aur Mera Saaya Moi aru mor saa
Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan Ekti kuri duti paata
Aalsi Saawan Badri Udaaye Ek khana megh bheshe elo aakashe

I would request our knowledgeable readers to correct me wherever I had made a mistake and also please provide either the Bangla or Assamese version for the Hindi songs that I have been unable to find in the above list. Also, I would apologize if I have made any mistake in the text while mentioning the songs title in either Assamese or Bengali elsewhere in this post.

Now, coming back to “Manuhe Manuhar Babe”, I found one video link wherein Bhupen Da himself is performing on this song and the details mentioned that this song was composed by him in 1964. And there, just this thought crossed my mind to check if there is a Hindi version of this song since it was the oldest song of Bhupen Da so I thought this should have been naturally translated in Hindi long back and this song both in Assamese and Bengali “Manush Manusher Jonno” (that Atul ji mentioned in his post ), are very popular one. But I could not gather the exact translated words for this song in Hindi if at all the song was made. But finally, I got it when I was listening to the various links available for the song “Insaanon Ne Paise Ke Liye” for Sahir Saab’s Remembrance Day.

So, when I was browsing for the song “Insaanon Ne Paise Ke Liye”, I noticed a link in the suggestions having Bhupen Da’s song “Insaan Insaan Ke Liye” and as I listened to it I had got the song I was looking for. And not just that it was already in the movie which was a Hindi version of ‘Chameli Memsaab’, I also got to listen another one “O Bideshi Bandhu”. What a song that is too. . . as we keep listening they keep growing more and more. . . and more. . .

And nowadays, there is not a single day when I do not listen to Bhupen Da’s song in Assamese or Bengali (even though I do not understand the words fully. But I must say they are very sweet, melodious and healing too). For example, I have listened innumerable times to “Akhom Dekhor Bagisare Sowali” in the voice of Usha Mangeshkar. And then its Bangla version “Asom Desher Meye Aami”. However, it seems that this song was not translated and included in the Hindi version of this movie.

Then there are few songs like “Shahid Pronaamo Tomak” which I like very much. And one song that Bhupen Da has mentioned in the interview (that I referred to above)  “Agnijugor. . .  Nuton Akhom Gadhi, Nutan Bharat Gadhi” which I need to listen, but so far have not found the link for it.

Now I also wish to learn Assamese and Bangla. And as many peoples say very rightly that we should always try and learn the Indian languages other than our mother tongue too. And that is the magic of our rich cultural heritage and of our ‘Unity in Diversity’. Even Bhupen Da an ambassador of ‘humanity’ also plays his role in the process of ‘national integration’ when he talks about that in the above interview.

And that bring us to the song of today, which has been taken from the Hindi moive ‘Chameli Memsaab’ (1979). Bhupen Da won the national award for the ‘Best Music Director’ for the Assamese movie ‘Chameli Memsaab’ at the 23rd National Awards – 1975.

‘Chameli Memsaab’ (Hindi) was directed by Ajit Lahiri for Elem Films, Calcutta. It has Abha Dhuliya, Tom Alter, Freddy Stroud, John McKenzie, Mrs. Freddy Stroud, Carol Alter, Pallavi Mehta, Master Raju, Sushant Sanyal, Mithoon Chakravarty and others. HFGK does not mention about the date of passing of this movie by the Censor Board.

This movie has four songs including one multiple version song. Lyrics for the songs are written by Gajanan Sharma (three songs) and Deep Narayan Mitholiya (one song). Music is composed by Bhupen Hazarika. Bhupen Hazarika, Kamal Ganguly, Arundhati Holme Choudhary and Ila Basu gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Bhupen Hazarika and Kamal Ganguly and the lyrics are by Deep Narayan Mitholiya (I think singer Kamal Ganguly and lyricist Deep Narayan Mitholiya will be making a debut on this blog).

Let us now enjoy today’s song and welcome ‘Chameli Memsaab’ (1979) on the blog. Let us also remember the great human being Shri Bhupen Hazarika. And remember that we still have a long way to go to explore the writer, composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika.

Thanking Bhupen Da for the vast musical treasure trove of the ‘soul and fragrance of India’

 

Song – Insaan Insaan Ke Liye, Jeevan Jeevan Ke Liye  (Chameli Memsaab) (1979) Singer – Bhupen Hazarika, Kamal Ganguly, Lyrics – Deep Narayan Mitholiya, MD – Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika + Kamal Ganguly
Chorus

Lyrics

insaan insaan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye
hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

insaan insaan ka saudaa kare ae
wo ise rozgaar kare ae
insaan insaan ka saudaa kare
wo ise rozgaar kare
itihaas puraana agar palte
kya sharmaaoge nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye ae

kya nuksaan tujhe ae
jeewan ki gehri bhanwar
paar ho tere sahaare ae
kamzor log agar
hmm hmm hmm hmm
kya nuksaan tujhe ae
hmm hmm
jeewan ki gehri bhanwar
paar ho tere sahaare ae
kamzor log agar
hmm hmm
insaan agar na ho insaan
shaitaan kabhi naa hota insaan
insaan agar na ho insaan
shaitaan kabhi naa hota insaan
shaitaan agar ho jaaye insaan
shaitaan agar ho jaaye insaan
kya sharmaaoge nahin
o bandhu

insaan insaan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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

इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए

इंसां इंसां का सौदा करे ए
वो इसे रोज़गार करे ए
इंसां इंसां का सौदा करे ए
वो इसे रोज़गार करे ए
इतिहास पुराना अगर पलटे
क्या शरमाओगे नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए

क्या नुक्सान तुझे ए
जीवन कि गहरी भंवर
पार हो तेरे सहारे ए
कमज़ोर लोग अगर
इंसां अगर न हो इंसां
शैतान कभी ना होता इंसां
इंसां अगर न हो इंसां
शैतान कभी ना होता इंसां
शैतान अगर हो जाए इंसां
क्या शरमाओगे नहीं
ओ बंधू

इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए


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