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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

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Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

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

Blog Day : 3487 Post No. : 14004

As I am searching for a song to make the debut post for today, my mind goes to check the anniversaries page, and I find that today is the anniversary of passing away of Pt Shivram. This gives me an impetus and I start exploring the films for which Pt Shivram has composed the music. After going thru the list of his films, as given in the Geet Kosh, I find that although his work in Hindi cinema is confined to about 23 films, there still are some of his films that are not yet represented on our blog. So I search thru his pending films, and I come across this obscure film, albeit from a major banner.

The film is ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ from 1960, and it is produced by V Shantaram for his own banner – Rajkamal Kala Mandir. From the descriptions that I am able to locate, this is a children’s film. The unique distinction that this film carries is that it is the first children’s film to receive the National Award in the then newly created category of children’s films.

The director of the film is Ram Gabale. The songs of this film are penned by Bharat Vyas, and the music, yes, is by Pt Shivram. The list of actors as per the Geet Kosh, reads like – Radhika, Uma Dutt, Shaamlal, Daljeet, Bhagwan, Kiran, P N Bali, Somdutt, Moti Bai, R Khanna, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Rani, Premlata, and George.

My plan was to also provide a brief bio sketch of Pt Shivram. As I scouted the net for gathering information, I came across a blog post by Aditya Pant ji, on his blog ‘Parwaaz e Khwaahish’. This blog post is dedicated to Pt Shivram. As I read through this blog, and checked out the reference materials listed, I find that I could not have done anything more or any better a job that this. I would encourage all readers to please also visit this blog (https://urgetofly.blogspot.in/2015/12/remembering-pandit-shivram-krishna.html), and read this very well researched and equally well written biosketch.

The interesting thing is about the singing voices. For this film, Pt Shivram has got three of the four songs in the film, to be sung by the daughters of V Shantaram – Madhura and Charusheela. This particular song is sung by Madhura Shantaram.

The song is a very wonderful and a very poignant one, albeit a very inspirational song. Keeping in with the spirit of the film being a children’s film, this song is a song of encouragement and motivation. It tells about the difficulties that one is bound to face in life. But with patience and faith, one will surely overcome all such difficulties. A superb song for children.

With this post, now the 1960 film ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ makes its debut on our blog.

 

Song – Mann Re Mat Ro, Kal Aayega Tera Savera  (Phool Aur Kaliyan) (1960) Singer – Madhura Shantaram, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Pt Shivram

Lyrics

mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re. . .

aas ka taar
bada naazuk hai
aas ka taar
bada naazuk hai
nahin tootne dena. . .
peer jagat ki sehna
dheeraj nahin chhootne dena
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re. . .

is jeevan mein
daata ne to
is jeevan mein
daata ne to
sukh dukh dono baante
jitne phool aur kaliyaan hain
utne hi hain kaante
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re. . .

aansoo ke dhaagon se pagle
aansoo ke dhaagon se pagle
bhaavon kyon seena
jeevan ek kasauti hai
tu hanste hanste jeena
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re
mat ro
kal aayega tera savera
mann re. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे॰॰॰

आस का तार
बड़ा नाज़ुक है
आस का तार
बड़ा नाज़ुक है
नहीं टूटने देना॰॰॰
पीर जगत की सहना
धीरज नहीं छूटने देना
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे॰॰॰

इस जीवन में
दाता ने तो
इस जीवन में
दाता ने तो
दुख सुख दोनों बांटे
जितने फूल और कलियाँ हैं
उतने ही हैं कांटे
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे॰॰॰

आँसू के धागों से पगले
आँसू के धागों से पगले
भावों को क्यों सीना
जीवन एक कसौटी है
तू हँसते हँसते जीना
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे
मत रो
कल आएगा तेरा सवेरा
मन रे॰॰॰


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Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13964

Most Indians are well aware about Subhash Chandra Bose, who was easily one of the most charismatic and inspirational figures among the Indian freedom fighting leaders of pre independence era.

Hindi movies too have been impressed enough with him and there have been quite a few movies featuring him,viz. “Netaji Subhash”(1947), “Samaadhi”(1950), “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose”(1966), “Subhash Chandra”(1978) etc.

The latest movie on Netaji has been “Bose-The Forgotten hero”(2004).

Lyrics of a song from this movie were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala to be posted today (23 january 2018) on the occasion of the 121st birth anniversary of Netaji.

That got me interested in watching the movie. I have not watched it fully yet, because the story is too well known and moreover I cannot bear to watch the part when the British realise that Subhash Chandra has escaped. I know that all that happened 77 years ago and what I am watching is just a movie but even today I dread thinking about the treatment meted out by the British to Subhash Chandra Bose’s family members to find his whereabouts. There was nothing Gandhian about how policemen interrogated Subhash Chandra Bose’s relatives.

Fortunately, the song under discussion happens before that. And it involves that part of the movie that appeals me the most. That part has to do with Subhash Chandra Bose’s escape from Calcutta to Gomoh by road and from there he catches a train to Peshawar at midnight.

Subhash Chandra Bose was capable of great meticulousness in making his plans and executing them. And this escape was a shining example of that.

Subhash Chandra Bose was kept in Fort William Jail, Calcutta in december 1940. There he staged a fast unto death strike. Unnerved, the British rulers released him and kept him under house arrest in his residence at 38/2 Elgin Road, Calcutta.

While at his residence, Subhash Chandra Bose pulled off a meticulously planned escape from right under the noses of securitymen.

Subhash Chandra Bose made it known to the world (including Britishers) that he was contemplating sanyas. He retreated into a room in the residence where no one was allowed to see him. His meal would be shoved under the door of the room once a day in a thaali and that thaali would be pushed back after consuming the foodstuff.

Subhash Chandra Bose’s extended family had another residence at 1, Woodburn park. where Subhash’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose used to live with his family. Subhash picked Sisir Chandra Bose, the son of Sarat Chandra Bose, for his plan.

The Bose family had several cars, viz Studebaker, Opel, Wanderer W24 etc. Subhash Chandra Bose chose Wanderer 24 W for the purpose.

Prima facie, Wanderer was a noisy car rather than a soundless car as befitting a getaway car But it had advantages over the other cars posssessed by the family. Cars those days did not have efficient cooling arrangements for engine and the radiator was required to be re-filled with water and the car was required to be stopped for cooling while on long distance drive. Wanderer had an advanced cooling system and this car did not suffer from that engine overheating problem during long drives.

Sisir Kumar Das, then a medical student (he went on to become a renowned paediatrician) was made to go on a trial run on 25 december 1940 upto Burdwan ( a distance of 100 km) on this car to check if the car as well as he himself were ready to undertake the long journey.

Every day for several days Sisir would drive to Subhas’s house late at night in his car. When policemen stopped him, he would tell them, “My uncle wants to listen to the radio broadcast about the Second World War. He is too ill to tune the radio himself. So, he depends on me to do it for him. The guards would let him pass. He would leave after midnight. So this routine of leaving in that car after midnight was set up several days in advance.

Bose slipped out of his Calcutta residence after midnight on 1:30 AM on 17 january 1941 on this car, with Sisir Kumar Bose driving as usual and the securitymen did not notice anything unusual.

Sisir Bose drove through the night. He was constantly being seved coffee by his uncle who was seated on the left rear side and was carrying a thermos containing coffee. The car arrived Barari near Dhanbad (270 KM), where Ashok Nath Bose, the elder brother of Sisir Bose was posted with “Barari Coke Works” (Now Bharat Central Coalfields Limited) as a chemical Engineer and stayed with his newly married wife Mira. Subhash Chandra Bose, posing as Ziauddin, spent the whole day of 17 January 1941 there. He was supposed to catch 63 UP Howrah-Peshawar train at Asansol, but Ashoknath advised his uncle to board the train at Gomoh. Asansol was an important station and the train arrived there well before midnight so chances of being noticed there were high. Gomoh on the other hand was a smaller station and the train arrived there after midnight, so there would be very few people there and chances of being noticed was low.

Subhash Agreed to this change of plan. Sisir was not famiiar with the road from Barari to Gomoh (50 KM) so Ashoknath and his wife Meera, seated in the rear of the car accompanied Sisir (at the wheel) and Subhash (at the passenger seat) upto Gomoh.

They reached Gomoh railway station at midnight. Subhash asked the others to go back instead of seeing him off at the platform. Sisir insisted on accompanying him to the platform, to see his uncle off. He went to the station, bought the ticket from Gomoh to Peshawar and boarded the train which arrived Gomoh after midnight. Some policemen, rubbing tobacco on their palms were around, while the most sought after revolutionary (though he was not yet known to have escaped) quietly slipped away into the unknown from right under their noses.

Later he reached Peshawar and from there futher plans to escape out of India were chalked out.

The movie does not have scope for many songs, but the song that plays in the background while Subhash’s train runs through the breadth of the nation, hauled by a steam locomotive, is quite evocative and moving. The same song is again played when he is seen going towards the western border of India into Afghanistan.

The song keeps playng in the background at moments like this in parts. The longer and full song is available only in the audio version.

Here is this inspirational and moving song from an inspirational figure from our recent history. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam (hindi part) and Nachiketa Chakraborty (Bangla part), with some chorus singing as well. Jawed Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Rahman.

Audio

Video part I


Video part II

Song-Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe..tanha raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa (Bose The forgotten hero)(2005) Singer-Sonu Nigam, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa

Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Aa aa aa aa

Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Bojh kitnaa ho mushkilon ka magar
Na jhuka hai naa jhuk sakega ye sar
Zinda phir bhi rahega mera zameer
Jism ko maut bhi aa jaaye agar r r
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni ee raah chalta jaayegaa
Tanhaa raahi ee ee apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye ae ae
Baazi pe lagaane ki khaatir
Ham jaan hathheli par laaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Ab chaahe jiyen ab chaahe maren
Jo hona hai wo ho jaaye
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re

Manzilen kabhi kya milegi hamen
Hogi kya sahal kabhi jo raah hai kadi
Aaj har jawaab hamko mil jaayega
Aa gayi hai aaj faisle ki ee ghadi ee ee ee ee

Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Tanhaa raahi apni raah chalta jaayegaa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa
Ab to jo bhi hoga dekha jaayegaa

Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Dekha jaayega
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega
Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

Ekla cholo
Ekla cholo re
Jodi tor daak shune keu naa aashe
Tobey ekla cholo re
Dekha jaayega

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Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी ई राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ

अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा

तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

बोझ कितना हो मुश्किलों का मगर
न झुका है ना झुक सकेगा ये सर
जिंदा फिर भी रहेगा मेरा ज़मीर
जिस्म को मौत भी आ जाए अगर ..र ..र
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
तनहा राही ई ई अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे

बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
बाज़ी पे लगाने की खातिर
हम जान हथेली पर लाये ऐ ऐ
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए
अब चाहे जिए अब चाहे मरें
जो होना है वो हो जाए

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
एकला चोलो रे

जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
मंजिलें कभी क्या मिलेगी हमें
होगी क्या सहल कभी जो राह है कड़ी
आज हर जवाब हमको मिल जाएगा
आ गयी है आज फैसले की ई घडी ई ई ई
तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ

तनहा राही अपनी राह चलता जाएगा
आ आ आ आ आ आ
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
अब तो जो भी होगा देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
देखा जाएगा
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो
देखा जाएगा

एकला चोलो
एकला चोलो रे
जोदि तोर डाक शुने केवू ना आशे
तोबे एकला चोलो रे
देखा जाएगा


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

Blog Day : 3463 Post No. : 13900

Exactly one month and a day – from the time that we hit the last century milestone. The 13800th song had come on to the blog on 10th Dec. And today, 10th Jan, we arrive at the 13900th station of this musical journey. Many congratulations to all members of the bandwagon. We are into another year now, and folks keeping tabs will agree, the pace of postings, and pace of participations has really picked up in the past 10 days. Or to put a positive twist – in the first 10 days of the year. The mind goes back to the whatsapp message on the group – that new year resolutions are but a matter of interest for about a week into the new year. After that, the crowds on the morning walk are back to the thin normal expected for those early hours of the day. 🙂

But so far, so good – the going has been good in these ten days. And quite truthfully, as of now, we have ready posts from many contributors waiting in the wings to come on board. The limitations are at times either just a specific anniversary or a milestone must be covered, or that a debut and a yippeee song must be part of the day’s menu. On all these counts, we seem to be doing really well so far. But, oh then, it is just 10th Jan as yet. Maybe we will create a new record of determined sustenance this year. Or then, maybe we won’t. Time, as they always say, will tell. 🙂

Welcome all to the 13900th पड़ाव on this long and interesting journey of Hindi film music. On this, 3643rd day of the existence of this blog. For such significant milestones, we conventionally attempt to bring together important milestones for artists or anniversaries of artists. Today, the 10th Jan, is the birth anniversary of two living luminaries of the Hindi film industry.

First we have Basu Chattejee, who turns 87 today. Basu Chatterjee, a name that is synonymous with what is termed as the middle-of-the-road genre of Hindi films. Films that are not big star high budget bonanzas of formulaic composition, and neither they are at the extreme end of the avant-garde. If you think of ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) and ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’ (1979), then that is the genre termed as middle-of-the-road. I remember those were the school days, and it was films like this that none in the family had any objections for us kids to go and watch with friends. For almost a decade, Basu Da’s films were a routine. If it is directed by him, then it is a must watch film.

I have seen almost all of his films as they appeared, during my student years, first school and then college. I was not very familiar with Basu Da as a personality. But his films carried / still carry such an enchanting charisma of natural flow, natural performances, and stories that are closer to real life, but are close in a very endearing sense. The romanticism is nurtured in very natural surroundings. The lead actors are seen waiting at public bus stops, and eating at known regular restaurants. The characters appear to be closer to life – vulnerable, defeat-able, more real than the ‘macho’ heroes of the mainline cinema. The humor is simple, expressed in everyday language. And the story lines – quite natural and rarely getting overdramatic.

That was the cinematic diet that challenged the supremacy of the mainline big budget cinema. Yes, there were other companions of Basu Da on this journey, who share the same penchant for clean and happy entertainment. Of course, Basu Da stands out as the one who has given us wonderful hits year after year, for almost a decade. A quiet sampler of his films from his first decade – ‘Baton Baton Mein’ (1979), ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ (1979), ‘Dillagi’ (1978), ‘Tumhare Liye’ (1978), ‘Swami’ (1977), ‘Safed Jhoot’ (1977), ‘Priyatma’ (1977), ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1977), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1976), ‘Chitchor’ (1976), ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974), ‘Us Paar’ (1974), ‘Piya Ka Ghar’ (1972), ‘Sara Akash’ (1969). And of course the list does not end here. It continues well into the early 2000s, albeit that it then gets mixed with mainline, big stars films also.

Each of the films listed above merits an individual write up, in as of itself. Many would remember the songless ‘Sara Akash’ – a tale of a newly wed couple and their tribulations of adjusting with each other and with the families. Ascending forward from this, Basu Da has given us delightful fare to watch year in and year out. A dear salute to this master of the understatement of the middle-of-the-road cinema.

The second birthday we celebrate today is Yesudas. At 77 today, exactly 10 years younger to Basu Da, this young man is the owner of that home grown sound of singing that has adorned many a films by Basu Da. We frequently see his presence in Basu Da’s films, starting with ‘Chit Chor’ and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ both in 1976, almost becoming the ghost voice of Amol Palekar for many of his films. Although he recorded his first song for Hindi cinema in 1971, for the unreleased film ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan’, the first released films for him were the two mentioned, in 1976.

Born in 1940 in Cochin, Yesudas started his singing career with Malayalam films in 1961. He made a siginificant contribution to the films in south Indian regional cinemas, before heading north to Hindi cinema in early 1970s. His debut in the popular Hindi cinema with Basu Da’s films quickly earned him an important recognition as a playback singer of significant merit.

Yesudas has been honored seven times as the Best Playback Singer at the National Awards. About him, music director Ravindra Jain has said that if he ever regains his vision, the first person he wants to see is Yesudas.

Today’s song brings together these two luminaries. The film ‘Apne Paraaye’  (1980) is directed by Basu Da. In the film, Yesudas is the playback voice for Amol Palekar, yet once again. The song is a duet with Asha Bhosle, and on screen this is performed by Amol Palekar and Shabana Azmi.

Ed Note: Our dear Pratap ji has added this information. The story of this film is based on the novel titled ‘Nishkriti’ written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. ‘Nishkriti’ means ‘chhutkaara’.
Ed Note: Dear Arun ji has further added that this novel is the last work of Sharat Chandra, and also his shortest novel. Further, the more appropriate flavor of the meaning of the word ‘Nishkirti’ is ‘deliverance’ or ‘setting free’.

In the story line, the couple and their two children have fallen on hard times, due to machinations and misunderstanding within a family of brothers. Utpal Dutt and Girish Karnad are brothers, both lawyers. Amol Palekar is their younger cousin, who stays in the same household. The envy between the wives of Amol Palekar and Girish Karnad forces Amol to leave the household and go to live in the village home of the family. The misunderstandings between the families reach a high pitch with legal action being initiated by Girish Karnad, at the behest of his wife, against Amol. Eventually, the eldest brother, Utpal Dutt, steps in, to iron out the problems. The family is reunited, with the caveat that Girish Karnad and his wife leave the household and move to another city.

The song is placed in the time when Amol and his family are relegated to the servant’s hut of the family’s village home, and the dishonest and unscrupulous supervisor of their family estate reduces the family to a hand-to-mouth situation. Amol has played the role of the youngest brother who is not perturbed even in the extreme circumstances. In this song, he is telling his ‘mann’, his own self, and also his two sons, that one should be happy and have a song on the lips, no matter what are the difficulties facing oneself.

The sensitive lyrics are from the pen of Yogesh and the softly paced and oh so relaxing composition is tuned by Bhappi Lahidi. A wonder strike that is so different from the ‘disco’ Lahidi that we are more familiar with.

Wishing both Basu Da and Yesudas, many more such celebrations to follow in the coming years.

And once again, congratulations to all members of this bandwagon, on the 139th century song. Surely, we have come a long way. And equally surely, we still have a long way to go. . .  Cheers.


Song – Gaao Mere Mann  (Apne Paraaye) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Bhappi Lahidi

Lyrics

gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
poora nahin hota kisi ka
yahaan har sapan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
bujhe koi aasha ka diya
to phir se jala le
dukhon se tu haar na raahi
kiye ja jatan
ho oo
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
rukenge na tere liye re
samay ke charan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
पूरा नहीं होता किसी का
यहाँ हर सपन
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
बुझे कोई आशा का दिया
तो फिर से जला ले
दुखों से तू हार ना राही
किए जा जतन
हो ओ
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रुकेंगे ना तेरे लिए रे
समय के चरण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

 

 


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“Kal Hamaara Hai”(1959) was produced by K Amarnath and directed by S K Prabhakar for K Amarnath Productions. The movie had Madhubala, Bharat Bhooshan, Lila Chitnis, Jayant, Jagdev, Jeevankala, Hari Shivdasani, Ramlal, Wazir Mohammed Khan, Brahm Bhardwaj, Lalit Kapoor, Heera, Deepak, Bishan Khanna, Amrit Rana etc in it.
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“Sangram”(1950) was directed by Gyan Mukherji. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jayawant, Nawab, Tiwari, Shashi Kapoor (jr.), Tabassum, Hemvati, Sajjan, Ram Singh, SN Banerjee etc in it.
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The vast ocean of the Hindi film songs contains innumerable gems that lie hidden from the eyes, in the depths.  These gems, overshadowed by the waves of the popular melodies, more often than not, are even more endearing and more heartwarming than the popular tunes that capture the attention of the listening public.  And it is the true connoisseurs of this art that will delve into the deep to search out such gems.  It is these connoisseurs that value the sounds of the voices such as Suman Kalyanpur.

Greetings and best wishes to Suman Kalyanpur ji, on her birth anniversary (28th January).
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WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL WARS

The observations made by the Supreme Court of India :
Corruption is opposed to democracy and social order, being not only anti people, but aimed and targeted against them. It effects the society and destroys the cultural heritage. Unless nipped in the bud at the earliest, it is likely to cause turbulence – shaking the socio-economic-political system in an otherwise healthy, wealthy, effective and vibrant society.
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“Bank Manager” (1959) was produced by S L Agrawal and directed by Rakhan for Movie Stars, Bombay. the movie had Kamini Kaushal, Shekhar, Minu Mumtaz, K N Singh, Radhakishan, Tuntun,Baalam, Jamal, Daraj, Prem, Rajan Kapoor, etc in it.
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“Aadmi aur Insaan” (1969) was directed by Yash Chopra for B R Chopra Films. The movie had Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Saira Bano, Feroz Khan, Ajit, Iftekhar, Johnny Walker, Randhawa, Madan Puri, Achla Sachdev etc in it.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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