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

Blog Day : 3467 Post No. : 13915

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

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

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

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

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

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

See, listen and enjoy.

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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