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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 18
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So this suggestion and reminder from Anekant ji, dropped into my mail box yesterday. And I take this opportunity to present this repeat song that is so appropriate for the continuing celebrations of Navratri.

The original song – “Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye“, is from the film ‘Aasha’ (1980) and on screen it is performed by Jeetendra and others. Reena Roy is present in the picturization. Fast forward eight years to 1988 and the song has been repeated in the film ‘Do Waqt Ki Roti’ (1988), as is. Meaning, it is not a re-recording. The song has been replayed as original. The only difference is that a full antaraa is deleted. The original song has two antaraas, and this reuse song has only one.

‘Do Waqt Ki Roti’ is produced by MP Aggarwal and is directed by Satpaal. The primary cast of actors is listed as Feroz Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Nirupa Roy, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Satyendra Kappu, Ranjeet, and Jagdeep. The film has five songs, other that this reuse song.

The interesting similarity that the music directors of these two films are the same. So maybe that is why the reuse may not have been a problem. However, as usual, this reuse song is not listed in the list of songs of this film.

Today is the sixth day of Navratri celebrations. The incarnation of the Goddess Mother that is worshipped today is Maa Kaalratri or Maa Mahakaali. I would like to discuss this appearance of the Mother in a little more detail. It is quite possible that the readers may be quite familiar with this description.

The description is as per the Devi Bhagwat. As it their wont – the Devatas have been defeated by two powerful aruras (demons) – Shumbh and Nishumbh, and had lost the occupation of the Kingdom of Heavens. The commander of the asura armies was another demon named Raktbeej. Raktbeej had a boon that he had received from Brahma ji. As is usual the asuras, after long periods of penance and austerities, would always end up asking for the blessing of longevity – that they could never be destroyed. This boon has been asked for by the asuras in many different forms. Raktbeej asked for this boon in the form that in case he is in a battle, and he is wounded, then when his blood touches the ground in form of drops, every drop will immediately form a replica of the Raktbeej himself. So even if he is wounded, just by the result of this blessing, an army of Rakbeej clones will be created. By this way, Raktbeej may never be vanquished, and he would only get stronger with additional forces of clones of himself to support him.

The Devatas were in despair, and they prayed to the Mother Goddess. She appeared and asked them what were they seeking from Her. They explained the predicament in their battle against Shumbh and Nishumbh – that they, the Devatas will never be able to defeat the asuras, as long as their commander Raktbeej is leading them. The Mother Goddess assured them of help, and sent them away to wage another war on the asuras. The battle started. Devatas started to target Raktbeej, but his blessing still obstructed the Devatas to make any headway in the fight. In fact, when Devatas would inflict any blow Raktbeej, the drops of blood from his body, as they touched the ground, would sprout into another Raktbeej, thus strengthening the army of asuras.

The Mother Goddess then took on the form of Maa Kaali and joined the battle. The appearance and demeanor of the Mother in the Kaali form was frightening. Completely black in appearance from head to toe, wearing black, long black hair loose open and waving, a garland made of skulls in the neck, and wearing a skirt made from the limbs of the dead, with a khadag (a sword like weapon, curved in a different way) in one hand, and bowl made from the outer layer of a coconut, in the other hand. The fearful appearance was further enhanced with a long red tongue that perpetually remained outside the mouth, waving like a blood red serpent.

She reached close to Raktbeej and hit him with the khadag. An injured Raktbeej started to bleed from his wounds. Maa Kaali reached out with her waving tongue and started to lap up every drop of his blood that oozed out of his wounds. Working feverishly with her long tongue, she picked up very drop of blood from Raktbeej’s body, and continued to strike him. Losing blood, he started to become weak, as he continued to lose blood and his strength. And the boon was going waste because Maa Kali did not allow the drops of his blood to reach the ground. Finally, Maa Kaali cut off the head of Raktbeej with a blow from her khadag. To catch the falling blood from the dethatched neck, Maa Kali held the coconut bowl under it, once again not allowing even a drop of blood to fall on the ground. As the cup would overflow, Maa Kaali would drink from it, to make room to hold more blood.

The appearance and sight of the Mother was really frightful. She seemed to not be under Her own control. Waving the khadag in anger, she started to destroy anything and anybody that crossed her path. The army of asuras was thus decimated, but the Mother could not be stopped. The Devatas then prayed to Lord Shiv and requested him to rescue them from the wrath of Maa Kaali. Lord Shiv appeared to face Maa Kaali, but he too could not dissuade her and calm her down. She continued in her stride, destroying everything in her path. Then Lord Shiv lay down on the ground, in the path where she was headed. Maa Kaali continued in her stride and finally set a foot on Lord Shiv himself. Realizing suddenly that she had stepped on to her own consort, she came to a halt. Her anger dissipated, she stepped back and became calm.

There is a reason that describe this episode today. Today is the day of the worship of Maa Kaalratri, or Maa Kaali, and so it is appropriate to recount her legend. I remember hearing this narrative recounted to me by elders, or reading it in books, and I always used to wonder at the bizarre description of this event. Years passed and as I came to high school, I would finally get a reasonable explanation of this narrative. In the biology class, as we read about viruses and infections and deadly diseases, it suddenly came together in my mind that this description of Maa Kaali is so analogous to weeding out a deadly disease. Raktbeej is the infection that multiplies incessantly. The more you try to root it out, the more it spreads. Like the drops of blood falling on ground, it is the viruses that attack healthy cells, they multiply, and then attack more healthy cells.  Maa Kaali is likened to the antidote to the infection, that attempts to cut down the avenues for the infection to spread, not allowing it to reach more healthy cells thus depriving it of its resources to multiply.

That is quite much the situation that is faced by the world in present times. An unbridled and unknown new infection is running rampant through the human population, incurring a very high toll of fatalities. The mechanism of isolation and social distancing is analogous to not allowing the drops of blood of Raktbeej to fall on the ground, and not find newer option to breed and grow. The ideas that had formed in my mind during my high school studies of biology, are kind of getting reflected in the events of this worldwide spread of the deadly virus infection. The containment solution is in being isolated and not allowing propagation. Countries that are practicing this measure, are being somewhat successful in minimizing the fatal damage to the population. And the nations that, for whatever reason of culture or politics are failing to exercise this discipline, are on the way to incur heavy losses in terms of human life. A scenario that is described in our ancient texts is playing out in the real world with a very eerie congruence.

So, the day to pray to Maa Kaali today, is the day also to understand this mechanism of disallowing Raktbeej to replicate itself and to curtail the damage that can be done by an uncontrolled spread of this contagion.

May the Mother Goddess Maa Kaali appear once again on this earth, and destroy this Raktbeej like malady, cleanse this earth and rescue her children.

Ameen.

 

Song – Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye  (Do Waqt Ki Roti) (1988) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

saanchi jyoto waali maata. . .
maata. . .
teri jai jaikaar
jai jaikaar. . .‎
jai jaikaar. . .‎
jai jaikaar. . .

‎‎tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanwaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanwaaliye
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanwaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye
‎o jyotaan vaaliye
pahaadaan vaaliye
o mehraan vaaliye. . .
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye
o o o
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye

kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
ek baraabar tere saare pujaari
tu ne sab ko darshan de ke
tu ne sab ko darshan de ke
apne gale lagaaya sheraanvaaliye
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye
o jyotaan vaaliye
pahaadaan vaaliye
o mehraan vaaliye. . .
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye

‎o prem se bolo

jai maata di
o saare bolo
jai maata di
o aate bolo
jai maata di
o jaate bolo
jai maata di
o kasht nivaare
jai maata di
o paar utaare
jai maata di
devi maan bholi
jai maata di
bhar de jholi
jai maata di
o jode darpan
jai maata di
maa de ke darshan
jai maata di
o jai maata di
jai maata di
jai. . . maata di..ee..ee
‎jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
sheraanwaali ki jai

jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
pahaadaan vaali ki jai,

jai maata di‎
jai maata di
‎vaishno raani ki jai

jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
ambe raani ki jai

jai maata di
‎jai maata di‎
pahadaan waali ki jai‎


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.

Blog Day : 3887 Post No. : 14918

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 14
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‘Bobby’ created almost a storm in 1973. This drama of puppy love, completely fresh faces (almost, Rishi Kapoor had already made his mark in the ‘child RK’ role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970)), and a love story aimed at an age bracket lower than college going young people – the lovers in this film are just transitioning from high school to college. In the early 1970s, the influence of the hippie movement and free love ideas from the west into the Indian society was still a compelling influence. And the provocative presentation, as is the wont of RK style, ensured that young people of all ages went to see this film multiple times in the theaters.

The story of RK – from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) to ‘Bobby’ (1973) is quite well known. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was designed and produced by RK as his magum opus. He put his everything into that film, both the creativity and the finances – and lost out on the gamble at the box office. Many reasons can be analyzed as to why that happened. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is a remarkable film, but then maybe RK went overboard in certain aspects. With the huge success of ‘Sangam’ (1964) behind him he gambled that the length of the film won’t be a deterrent to the audience. He called the wrong numbers on the dice. The film was a financial disaster for RK, in its first run. It broke him.

But his resilience to bounce back played out well. After a gap of three years, he came up with ‘Bobby’, and he had the audiences lapping it up, again and again. Some journalist even wrote that RK has extracted his revenge on the system, as well as the audiences, and got compensated many times over for the disaster of ‘Mera Naam Joker’.

‘Bobby’ was also a significant departure for RK banner in another way. The Shankar-Jaikishan duo of music directors had been rendered solo, by the untimely departure of Jaikishan in 1970. RK took a glaring decision to switch music directors, bringing to close an association that had lasted for more than two decades. Many industry observers commented that this was expected. Many others in the industry were shocked by this move. A move that essentially signaled the downturn of Shankar as an MD. He doggedly tried to keep the SJ banner alive but the zest and the verve was gone, forever. The numbers speak for themselves – in 1971, seventeen films were released with music by SJ. Of course, presumably, a fair share of the work on this set of seventeen would have been done while Jaikishan was still alive. The rest of the decade of 1970s tells a grim story. 1972 – 8 films; 1973 – 7 films; 1974 – 4 films; 1975 – 5 films; 1976 – none; 1977 – 2; 1978 – 1; 1979 – 2; 1980 -1. The magic sun of SJ was slowly fading away.

RK switched to Laxmi-Pyaare. From RK’s perspective, this was a correct strategic move. And the results are for everyone to see. Of course, no one can discount the uncanny ability of RK to inspire creation of absolutely wonderful music for his films. And yes, Laxmi-Pyaare delivered to his expectations. The songs of ‘Bobby’ were super hits in their time, and they continue to be in popular demand even now after almost four decades. I am sure I do not need to present the song list to make this point. 🙂

With ‘Bobby’, RK and Laxmi-Pyaare introduced a new and a very different sound to the world of Hindi film music. The name – Narendra Chanchal. A singer with a very expressive, a very deep baritone – a voice with a phenomenal range that rivaled even Mahendra Kapoor in rendering the higher octaves. It is quoted that RK had heard him sing at some religious function. He followed up with some more research, and then decided to bring in this voice for a Sufi-like song in the film.

I remember that the promotion and the publicity presentations for this film was quite low key. The film was introduced without much fanfare. Yes, the choice of moving from SJ to LP did become talk of the town, but nothing much more than that. And this new singer – Chanchal, got introduced to the public, just as is. Working with the expected fare of Lata, Shailendra Singh, Asha and Manna Da, the audiences would be taken by surprise as Chancal would appear in person on the screen, to present this song.

And the song was an immediate hit. Over the years, it has gained almost a cult status. In reasonable memory, this probably was the first Sufi-type song presented in such traditional Sufi garb, in a Hindi film. No, I am not trying to discount all the bhajans and songs of religious expression that came before this. But surely, this song introduced a completely new sound in the Hindi film music space. The genre – picking on the original writings of Bulle Shah, the famous Sufi poet from Punjab. And the voice – no, not choosing Rafi or Manna Dey to render this. Chanchal – a new voice, a new full throated sound, that you had to slightly reduce the volume on the radio or gramophone, as his singing came on.

RK’s uncanny ability to present a song on the screen in a manner that the emotions of the players on screen will grab the emotions in the audience’s mind and heart, and pull the strings, almost viciously. The two young lovers are at a precipice of near break-up. Just recently into their romance, a jarring note of an unexplained misunderstanding tears them apart, oh so cruelly. The young man follows the lady, as she joins a school trip to get away from him. He tries to approach her; she is cold and nonchalant, and the ever chivalrous bystanders give a good beating to the young man. The lady is still silent. And so is the young man, just looking at her imploringly, asking for a chance to explain. The conversation is not entertained. The hearts are pining and wreathing with tears. But the stand-off remains. Explanations are not allowed. The silent gazes of pain, the eyes telling beseeching stories of pleadings. But no, the words are not permitted.

And then, this deep throated sound from a singer sitting in a group of porters, rises to block out and mask all the other sounds in the camp. A voice that delivers the message, the words that the young man is trying to articulate, but is not able to. Those words are compellingly brought out in this loud rustic voice of a folk singer, singing by the campfire, playing on a daff (‘डफ’) in his hand. The memories go back to ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). There also, the protagonist plays the daff, when an important message, and the right words are to be delivered.

Over the years, Chanchal did sing, maybe a dozen, or maybe a score more songs in Hindi films. And then he quietly exited and went back to his forte – the world of popular religious bhajans. His success in that field is simply phenomenal, and for everyone to see. Just that he could not jell well with the systems of the tinsel town Mayanagri.
[Author’s Note: After little more research on the internet, we find that the total number of songs sung by Narendra Chancal in Hindi films is about 35.  Nahm ji has pointed out in comments another wonderful solo – “Kabhi Gham Se Dil Lagaaya” from film ‘Daaku’ (1975). Other superb solos by him are:
“Meri Zindagi Tumhare Pyaar Pe Kurbaan” – from ‘Jeevan Sangram’ (1974)
“Loot Liya Sansaar” – from ‘Fauji’ (1976)
“Yaar Di Chaukhat Kaaba Kaashi” – from ‘Ram Bharose’ (1977)
“Do Ghut Pila De Saaqiya” – from ‘Kaala Suraj’ (1986)
“Tut Gayi Je Yaari” – from ‘Ramkali’ (1986)
The other songs are duets, group songs, and of course religious bhajans.]

Ten years back, this day, the output on the blog was nothing short of phenomenal. On 10th March, 2009, a total of 12 songs were posted. Atul ji was quite in the pink, and on the roll, during those initial weeks and months of this blog. 12 songs mean that 12 films got represented that day. And ‘Bobby’ made its debut on that day, with the song – “Main Shaayar To Nahin”.

Over the past decade, nine of those films have been yippeee’d, and three remain. As I checked the list, I was somberly surprised that a film like ‘Bobby’, with one superlative song after another, had not yet been yippeee’d here. And mind you, the songs pending are not lightweights. Each one of them is a popular super hit, all by itself.

Quick round up review of credits – the words of this song are adapted and redrafted by Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, based on an original song by Bulle Shah. The music – Laxmi-Pyaare. Singing voice – Narendra Chanchal. On screen, the singer himself is performing the song, carrying the messages between the two young lovers, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, who are not communicating, except through the eyes. And the words of this song so powerfully express the unsaid emotions between them.

If you have ever been in love, this song is for you. And yes, if you have ever been in love, this film is for you.

Audio
 
Video

Song – Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics – Inderjit Singh Tulsi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

beshaq mandir masjid dhaa de
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa

beshaq mandir masjid todo
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa
par pyaar bharaa dil
kabhi na todo..o..o
is dil mein..ae dilbar rehta

jis palde mein tuley mohabbat. . .
jis palde mein tuley mohabbat
us mein chaandi nahin tolnaa..aa
taubaa meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolna jaa
main nahin bolna jaa
o main nahin bolnaa jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

aag te ishq baraabar dono..o
par paani aa..aag bujhaaye
aag te ishq baraabar dono
par paani aag bujhaaye
aashiq ke jab aansoo nikley..ae..ae
aur agan lag jaaye
tere saamne baithh ke rolaan..aa..aa..aa..aa..aa
ho tere saamne baithh ke rolaan
dil ka dukhdaa nahin pholna..aa..aa
dholnaa..aa
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolnaa jaa
main nahin bolnaa jaa..aa
ve main nahin bolna jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

ve main nahin bolna..aa
o ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa..aa..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
dholna..aa
main nahin bolna
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna
nahin bolna aa
ve main nahin bolna aa
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद ढा दे
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ

बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद तोड़ो
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ
पर प्यार भरा दिल
कभी ना तोड़ो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
इस दिल में॰॰ए दिलबर रहता
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत
उसमे चांदी नहीं तोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ओ मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों॰॰ओ
पर पानी आ॰॰आग बुझाए
आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों
पर पानी आग बुझाए
आशिक के जब आंसू निकले॰॰ए॰॰ए
और अगन लग जाए
तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां
दिल का दुखड़ा नहीं फोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ओ वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ

 


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