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“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Joshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The story,screenplay,Dialogues and Lyrics of this movie were by D N Madhok. The movie had P Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Shrinath Tripathi, Pt.Iqbal, Krisnakumari, Master Mehmood, Rekha, Usha, B.R.Sharma etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie. This song, a philosophical cum pathos filled separation song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

It is an obscure never heard song, but it sounds like it was a gem that stayed undiscovered all these years. I feel that this song should qualify as one of the best lyrics penned by D N Madhok in his career.


Song-Thhode dinon ki zindgaani (Bela)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
chain hamaare bina
tumhen bhi naa aayega
aaja aaja o jaane waale dukh paayega
dukh paayega
chain hamaare bina
tumhen bhi naa aayega
aaja aaja o jaane waale dukh paayega
dukh paayega
dukhi jiya pukaare
laut ke aa
o yoon naa rooth ke jaa
dukhi jiya pukaare laut ke aa
o yoon naa rooth ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa

teri meri kahaani saara jag gaayega aa aa
teri meri kahaani saara jag gaayega
bura kahenge jab naam tera aayega aa
pyaar ko dekh tamaasha naa banaa
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
pyaar ko dekh tamaasha naa banaa
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale o yoon naa roothh ke jaa

kya hai bharosa zindgaani ka
kya hai bharosa zindgaani ka
aadmi bulbula hai paani ka aa
aana hai to mere jeete jee aa
nahin to karega kya
aana hai to mere jeete jee aa
nahin to karega kya
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale o yoon naa rooth ke jaa

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“Naya Kadam”(1958) was directed by S P Kalla for Gandhi and Choksi, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Sulochana, Lalita Pawar, Nazeer Hussain, Daisy Irani, Bhagwan, Baby Naaz, Roopmala, Babu Raje, Razia, Sundar, R S Dubey, Praveen, Anand Kapoor, Devchand, Ali Mohammad, Radheshyam, Tilak raj, Shapurji, Phyllis Dorothy, Saraswati devi, Roshan Kumari, Baby Shobha, Kamal Mehra, agha etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it that were composed by two music directors.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Naya Kadam”(1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by Narayan Dutt.

Only the audio of this philosophical song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Koi aata hai koi jaata hai (Naya Kadam)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-Narayan Datt

Lyrics

chhod de man ke ae
bhed bhaav ko
tod de jhoothhi chaar deewaari
janam maran ke ek taar se ae
bandhi hui ye duniya saari

koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
sansaar ye chalta jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

ek dagar ke ham sab raahi
manzil ek hamaari
arre bade chhoton ki duniya
basti hai kab nyaari
jaane phir kyun man ka panchhi
maaya mein phans jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai

bhookhe ko roti de apni
khud bhookha so jaaye
auron ka dukh apna samjhe
wo insaan kahaaye
jo matlab ke liye jiye
wo jeete jee mar jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai


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“Didi”(1948) was produced by Mukund Masurekar for Navbharat Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ranjana, Ghanshyam, Shobha Rani, Charubala, Pandey, Anand, amrit, Narsi, Cuckkoo etc in it.

This extremely obscure movie had eleven rare songs in it that were penned by two lyricists and sung by five singers.

Here is the third song from “Didi”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shankar Dasgupta. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. music is composed by Mukund Masurekar.

Tune of the song is reminiscent of Mukesh’s immortal song “dil jalta hai to jalne de”, but unlike that song, this song from “Didi” (1948) has been forgotten.

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

I have not been able to get a word (may be more) right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the words/ suggest corrections, as applicable.


Song-Kisi ka deep jalta hai kisi ka deep bujhta hai(Didi)(1948) Singers-Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Mukund Masurekar

Lyrics

kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai
kisi ki zindagi ka ek pal mein
rang badalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai

koi paata koi khota
koi hansta hi rehta hai
koi rokar ke behkaata
sabhi ko dasta rehta hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai

koi uljhan ko uljhaata
koi dariya ban behta hai
kisi ne phool raunde hain
koi kaanton par chalta hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai

koi apna bana leta
koi apne bhi khota hai
koi mohtaaj tukdon ka
koi moti pirota hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai
kahin jal jal ke bujhta hai
kahin bujh bujh ke jalta hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai
kisi ka deep jalta hai
kisi ka deep bujhta hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है
किसी की ज़िंदगी का एक पल में
रंग बदलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है

कोई पाता कोई खोता
कोई हँसता ही रहता है
कोई रोकर के बहकाता
सभी को डसता रहता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है

कोई उलझन को उलझाता
कोई दरिया बन बहता है
किसी ने फूल रौंदे हैं
कोई काँटों पर चलता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है

कोई अपना बना लेता
कोई अपने भी खोता है
कोई मोहताज टुकड़ों का
कोई मोती पिरोता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है
कहीं जल जल के बुझता है
कहीं बुझ बुझ के जलता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है
किसी का दीप जलता है
किसी का दीप बुझता है


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 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.

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.

On this occasion, today we will listen to this beautiful prayer song from the 1974 movie ‘Mehmaan’ penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was directed by KP Atma for Shatrujit Films, Bombay, and was produced by Shatrujit Paul. It had Biswajeet, Rekha, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tarun Bose, Sulochana, Mukri, Bhalla, Lata Sinha, Azad, Gopal Sehgal, Indira Bansal, Mona, Brahm Bharadwaj, Helen, Pratima Devi, Thakurdas, and new discovery Joginder. Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shatrujit Paul. Its dialogues were written by Rahi Masoom Raza. Editing for this movie was done by Shivaji Avdhoot. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.02.1974.

The movie had total six songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi, and composed by Ravi. So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog here – Meri Chaahat Rahegi Hamesha Jawaan and Uff Ye Jawaani Ye Adaa. Asha Bhonsle, Deedar Singh Pardesi, Mahendra Kapoor, Meenu Puroshottam and Mohd Rafi gave their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog, and it is sung by Deedar Singh Pardesi, Meenu Puroshottam and Mahendra Kapoor.

In one of my earlier post on the blog here I have discussed in detail about and listed some of the famous and immortal ‘bhajans’ written by Sahir Ludhianvi for Hindi movies. I have also mentioned in the same post that for me Sahir was a ‘truly secular’ individual apart from a humanitarian and motivational philosopher. Why I am insisting this here again can well be understood from the following lines in today’s song and how relevant they fit into in our prevailing socio-political condition,

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai

For that matter the following lines from the song “Hum Ne Suna Tha Ik Hai Bharat” also speaks a lot about ‘karm’ (our deeds) and who else other than Sahir can come up with such straight forward hard-hitting words.

kuchh insaan brahman kyun hain
kuchh insaan harijan kyun hain
ek ki itni izzat kyun hai
ek ki itni zillat kyun hai
dhan aur gyaan ko
taaqat walon ne apni jaageer kahaa
mehnat aur ghulaami ko
kamzoron ki taqdeer kahaa
insaanon ka yeh batwaara
vehshat aur jahaalat hai

jo nafrat ki shiksha de
wo dharma nahin hai la’anat hai
janam se koyi neech nahin hai
janam se koyi mahaan nahin
karam se badh kar kisi manushya ki
koyi bhi pehchaan nahin

This song with its link was in circulation on social media and people who might not have been aware of this song earlier or may be some people who found it worthy shared it with a surprise – “Where was this song all this while…”, with a request that – “The minimum we can do is spread the message of love and harmony amongst our countrymen. Hope the message through this beautiful song enrich our hearts and souls…”

Much more has already been written about Sahir Ludhianvi and a lot more will surely be there in future. As I said above, this good work, this discussion about his poetry and his thoughts for the humanity, will live on and on. . .

Coming to the song being posted today. From the video uploaded recently, we can identify Abhi Bhattacharya, Vishwajit, Sulochana, Rekha, Manmohan Krishna, Mukri and others in the picturization of this song. I have not watched this movie and for those interested to watch it, it is now available on YT and from some of the comments on this link about the movie I can guess that the movie was not liked by many.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song – Ram Rahim Krishn Kareem


Song – Ram Raheem Krishn Kareem, Yeshu Masih Aur Ibrahim (Mehmaan) (1974) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Minu Purushottam, Deedar Singh, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravi
Minu Purushottam + Deedar Singh
Meenu Purushottam + Mahendra Kapoor
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aaaa

aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa

o o o o o o
o o o

ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
raam rahim
krishn kareem

om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om

kaashi kaabe
mathura makke
ek hi noor samaayaa
kisi ne sajdaa kiyaa use
aur kisine sis nawaayaa
koney koney bhatak chukey tab
hum ne bhed ye paaya
hum ne bhed ye paaya
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ishwar se allaah alag
allaah se ishwar judaa nahin
ye mat soch tere karmon ka
us maalik ko pataa nahin
sau pardon mein paap kare tu
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम

काशी काबे
मथुरा मक्के
एक ही नूर समाया
किसी ने सजदा किया उसे
और किसीने सीस नवाया
कोने कोने भटक चुके तब
हमने भेद ये पाया
हमने भेद ये पाया
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

भले करम कर दुनिया में
ये करम है नेक कमाई
इन कर्मों में छुपी है
सारे धर्मों कि सच्चाई
जिसने अच्छे करम किये
हर धर्म कि लाज निभाई
धर्म कि लाज निभाई
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ

इश्वर से अल्लाह अलग
अल्लाह से इश्वर जुदा नहीं
ये मत सोच तेरे कर्मों का
उस मालिक को पता नहीं
सौ पर्दों में पाप करे तू
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ



This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 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.

The uncertainties of life, in some way, always gives us happy as well as sad moments and surprises as well. The journey of life keeps on going on and on still, like that only. . . We never know how things are going to happen around us and what ‘life’ has there in store for us with every new day coming.

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When it was decided that I will have to go abroad for a job opportunity there, I was at Nagpur and my daughters were staying at Anand Gujarat for their studies. So, it was obvious that my wife will also shift to Anand with my daughters. Most of our relatives, from my side and my wife’s side were already in Nagpur, except that my mother is staying at Parli Vaijnath (Marathwada-Maharashtra) with one of my younger brother. And my youngest brother (we are three) is staying at Mundra Kachchh-Gujarat.

So, it was natural for me to try to meet all of them before I take up my journey abroad. Before leaving Nagpur I and my wife travelled to Parli Vaijnath to seek blessings of my Mother and Mother Goddess Tulja Bhawani at Tuljapur. After coming back, we meet my paternal relatives and my wife’s paternal relatives. Then we took journey from Nagpur to Anand, again by car (this time with a driver) en route to Akola – my birthplace – and our ancestral house there, where one of my Uncle and my Buaa ji were staying.

I thought it was all happening as ordained by God that I visit Akola and stay there one night before taking on this new journey in my life. That way I thought I will have blessings of my Grand Father and Grand Mother who had already left many years before for their heavenly abode. Well, I met my cousins and Buaa ji at Akola, as my Uncle there had already left for Nagpur for some urgent work.

***

Everything went well and I too settled down in Kenya for my job and soon after almost four and half months passed on peacefully it was time for me to visit home on account my first leave to attend the Ganpati Festival at home. While everything was planned in advance and it was also finalised that this time me and my family can only visit Mundra-Kachchh (our home, presently occupied by tenants) and finish the bank related works – change in address there etc. and after that may be a single day visit to Vadodara to meet few of known friends and well-wishers and if possible a visit to one of the ashram near Rajpipla where we have been visiting since 2007.

Of course, there was a lot ‘shopping’ also to be done for me, as well as for my fellow Indian friends staying with me in Nairobi. But then there is one more factor and that is the uncertainties of life. We never know what is going to happen next.

There was an unfortunate development between these days before my travel. My Uncle staying at Nagpur had to be admitted to Hospital initially for a seemingly mild heart attack which he survived and an operation was suggested to remove some blockages in veins. However, on detailed examination it was diagnosed that he will not be able to face the operation as his heart was ‘weak’ not in good health to cope up with the operation that was required.

He was in hospital for almost twenty days and he recovered too, but when he was about to be discharged he got another attack. And then slowly one by one his organs started failing. With only the heart working, now it was almost left to God. As days passed and the Ganpati festival was approaching all family members and relatives where worrying about that if we will be able to bring the God Ganpati to our home or not?

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I reached Anand on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi on 25th August. It was already noon by then and immediately after reaching home we started the preparations for ‘Ganpati Sthapna’. My daughters were already in town to bring the Ganpati idol to our home. It was their turn this time to decide and bring the idol to home. The first day of Ganpati festival passed well, still all family members and relatives worrying about the deteriorating health condition of my Uncle admitted in the hospital.

Having settled at home after a gap of almost five months and have taken a rest after being in travel for almost nineteen hours, the next day was still in an anxiety mood for me. I was eager to take on the planned activities soon. As we finished the evening ‘aarti’ on the second day and I was just savouring the Prasad after performing prayers, the looming fear stroked and the news came of my Uncle passing away at Nagpur.

 

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Why I am writing this post here is that other than being my Uncle and always friendly with me, he was a crazy music lover. While I do remember watching some movies with him (and I have mentioned that in one of my posts on the blog), there are some vague memories too of my childhood where I used to visit my grandparents in the summer vacations and where I can meet my uncles and watch movies. I also remember attending his marriage when I was in high school. As I grew up, there were always occasions of a family get together where we meet. Then he also got transferred to the same place my parents shifted i.e. Parli Vaijnath. When I got married in 1994 he was there actively taking part in all ceremonies.

Whenever I visited him music was an integral part of discussions and I used to check which new albums he has got in his collection. After I started working and started my own collection the discussions thereafter were mainly on which rare song/album he got in his collection and which one I was missing? He was a great fan of Rajendra Kumar (like my other uncles and aunts and my grandmother) but he was also a fan of Jeetendra. He liked Jeetendra’s musical hits very much. After his retirement he was really enjoying very much downloading songs from ‘Youtube’ and other sources.

When I told him about our blog and my contributions he was visiting the blog regularly, though he may not have commented on any posts. He had settled in Nagpur after retirement and when I shifted to Nagpur in 2015 I stayed with him before shifting my household from Guajrat. I and my wife used to visit regularly in between during our stay at Nagpur. The last time I meet him was in the morning of 9th March this year to seek his blessings.

***

Members on the ‘Atulites’ WhatsApp group may recall message of my travelling to Nagpur with my younger brother during my recent visit to India. The visit was for this purpose of meeting my aunt and cousins after the passing away of my Uncle. It was this train journey, filled with nostalgia and yet memories of the departed soul and thoughts of uncertainties of life. We could not attend his final rites given the time required to travel.

***

At Nagpur I got to know how tough it was for my uncle to be in the bed for so many days. It was not his nature. At home he was always doing some productive activity and busy in doing something or the other. When he had to spend those days in the ‘hospital’ he was always insisting to take him to home from the hospital and remove all those medical apparatuses that were attached to him for supporting his ill health. He would have never imagined this day in his life.

In the ICU he was restricted from doing many things as the discipline have to be maintained there. But how long you can keep one holding like that. One day he was found listening to songs and that too in a good volume which was enough to make the hospital staff rush to him and take away the mobile from him, to save the other patients from this musical entertainment.

Well that is one part. But, on the other part, as I was told later, it was very difficult for him to bear the pain and the difficulties in breathing. Each new day was coming to him with more pain and problems. So actually, he was requesting everybody to let him go home and rest peacefully. The problem of choked veins had not aggravated suddenly, but his came on over a period of time on account of continuous smoking (which he was advised to stop two years earlier).

***

We as a human being always enjoy, celebrate, and share happy moments with others. But nobody can share this ‘pain and sufferings’ of one who is going through it. He must have been going through this thought I guess.

Ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
Na royegi duniya
Tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
Tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya

In today’s fast paced world, given the hard facts of life one really doesn’t gets time to stop moving. The ‘show’ needs to go on and one needs to be moving on. . . always. Even we the relatives, no doubt, some of us were there with him for all these days in his bedside in the hospital, but some of us like me were not there and could not even attend his final rites. And have to continue with our daily routine and even doing things that one should avoid doing in this period of grief.

Jagmagaate raho
Gungunaate raho
Zindagi mein sada
Muskuraate raho

Paying my tributes to him I present this song from the 1971 film ‘Kathputli’. This film was directed by Brij for the banner of ‘Dynamo International, Bombay’. The star cast includes Jeetendra, Mumtaz, Helen, Agha, Manmohan, Malika, Bhagwan, Asha Chandra, Leela Mishra, Pravin Pal, Kundan, Radheshyam, Dilip Dutt, Kumud Tripathi, Bhola, Rajrani, Ramlal, Fazlu, Naidu, Jerry, Bishan, Brij, Jalal Agha and Master Chiku. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.08.1971.

This movie has total eight songs, including one two version song. The songs are penned by Verma Malik (four songs), Indeevar (three songs), and Shadab (one song). Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi give their voices to the songs in this movie. One duet song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi – “Ek Baat Poochhoon” has been posted earlier on the blog (long back in 2012 😊).

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and written by Verma Malik. As mentioned above music for this song is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. I am not aware in what context this song is in the movie and I have not watched the movie too. However, this song is in my memory since I heard it on a cassette which HMV had brought as ‘A Tribute to the Legend – Kishore Kumar’ (if I am correct). This is a four-cassette set.

Whatever be the context of this song in the movie, the name of the movie does remind me of this dialogue from the movie ‘Anand’ (1970) – “. . . ham sab to rang manch ki kathputliyaan hai, jinki dor uparwaale ke haath mein bandhi huyi hai, kaun kab kaise utthega, ye koi nahin bataa sakta. . .  ha ha ha’

🙂

Enjoy the song now!!!


Song – Jo Tum Hansoge To Duniya Hansegi (Kathputli) (1971) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya
tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya
hansegi ye duniya

la la la laa laa laa
la la la laa aa

sooraj ki kirnon ne
jag mein kiya saweraa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
sooraj ki kirnon ne
jag mein kiya saweraa
dipak jo hansne lagaa to
ho gaya door andheraa
ho gaya door andheraa aa
jagmagaate raho
gungunaate raho
zindagi mein sada
muskuraate raho

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya

hmm hmm hmm hmm  
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm 

kali hansi to phool khila
phool se hanse nazaare
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
kali hansi to phool khila
phool se hanse nazaare
lekar hansi nazaaron ki
hans diye chaand sitaare
hans diye chaand sitaare ae
tum sitaaron ki tarah
tum nazaaron ki tarah
zindagi mein sadaa muskuraate raho

jo tum hansoge to
duniya hansegi
ro’oge tum to na royegi duniya
na royegi duniya
tere aansuon ko samajh na sakegi
tere aansuon pe hansegi ye duniya
hansegi ye duniya

la la la laa laa laa
la la la laa aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm 
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm 
hmm hmm hmm hmm 

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया
तेरे आंसुओं को समझ न सकेगी
तेरे आंसुओं पे हँसेगी ये दुनिया
हँसेगी ये दुनिया
ल ल ल ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला ला आ

सूरज कि किरनों ने
जग में किया सवेरा
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
सूरज कि किरनों ने
जग में किया सवेरा
दीपक जो हंसने लगा तो
हो गया दूर अन्धेरा
हो गया दूर अन्धेरा
जगमगाते रहो
गुनगुनाते रहो
ज़िन्दगी में सदा
मुस्कुराते रहो
जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 


कली हंसी तो फूल खिला
फूल से हँसे नज़ारे
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 
कली हंसी तो फूल खिला
फूल से हँसे नज़ारे
लेकर हंसी नजारों कि
हंस दिए चाँद सितारे
हंस दिए चाँद सितारे
तुम सितारों कि तरह
तुम नजारों कि तरह
ज़िन्दगी में सदा मुस्कुराते रहो
जो तुम हंसोगे तो
दुनिया हँसेगी
रोओगे तुम तो न रोएगी दुनिया
न रोएगी दुनिया
तेरे आंसुओं को समझ न सकेगी
तेरे आंसुओं पे हँसेगी ये दुनिया
हँसेगी ये दुनिया
ल ल ल ला ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म 


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 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.

Hullo to all in atuldom

Yesterday, 10th October we had Rekha celebrating her 63rd. And today 11th October is the 75th birthday of the actor with whom she had a very good pairing from the mid 1970s to 1981.

The one and only – Amitabh Bachchan. Son of the extremely acclaimed Awadhi dialect-Hindi poet Shri Harivanshrai Bachchan and journalist Teji Bachchan. He was born in pre-independent India and his father had named him INQUILAAB, (I have heard Amitabh mention this in a few interviews). Thankfully, on the advice of another famous poet- Sumitranandan Pant- Harivanshraiji changed it to Amitabh – meaning a light that will never die out. I hope our BigB (a term coined by his fans) lives up to his name and continues to entertain us for as long as he wishes.

Initially he faced a lot of rejection from the industry as they felt he looked too thin and extra tall. He was also told that his voice was not suitable for radio; a career that he tried to fall back on as an alternative. But once he succeeded in Bollywood these very traits have made him the darling of the masses. In the initial days of struggle, after debuting as one of the seven hindustaani in KA Abbas’s ‘Saat Hindustani’ (1969), he had also taken up roles as second lead or supporting character to the likes of Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Sunil Dutt etc. He made his first appearance as the lead hero in the 1972 film ‘Bombay To Goa’, opposite to Aruna Irani. His luck turned for the better with ‘Zanjeer’ (1973) which got him an introduction to film maker Ramesh Sippy and led to ‘Sholay’ (1975). In between ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Sholay’ he had a mixed bag of good, very good and not-so-good films like ‘Deewaar’, ‘Gehri Chaal’, ‘Bande Haath’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Saudagar’, ‘Namak Haraam’, ‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’, ‘Majboor’, ‘Zameer’ etc. So, it can be safely said that as an actor he has faced an almost equal measure of successes and failures.

But that was a case when he floated a production house post a not-so-successful stint as a parliamentarian. He has produced some very good shows for television and had (again) a mixed bag of films – some were critically acknowledged some were liked by the audiences and some were torn-apart by both critics and masses – ‘Mrityudaata’ is a case in point.

As far as my falling in love with this actor called Amitabh Bachchanis concerned I suppose it started with listening to the cassette containing the dialogues of “Sholay” and his manner of mouthing -“agar kisine hilne ki koshish ki toh bhoonke rakh doonga”. Like Jai and Veeru said to Thakur in the same filum “hosh sambhalte hi pairon pe khade ho gaye”. I think my “hosh sambhaalna” (becoming conscious of movies and actors) came about the ‘Sholay’ time. And from then on, I have memories of all that I have seen in Bollywood. Ok I have been seeing movies even before ‘Sholay’ happened, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Aradhana’ etc. But movie watching became a habit after 1975/76. And that was the Amitabh era and I have enjoyed every single movie I was taken too. Whether it is Vijay of ‘Deewaar’, ‘The Great Gambler’, ‘Trishul’, ‘Shakti’ or ‘Don’, or Anthony of “?” (I will not name the movie), or the bumbling professor of “Chupke Chupke”, he was the darling of the masses. I still stop all my work when Amitabh appears on the small screen – ads, movies, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’ etc. And I remember the frenzy the nation went into when he faced near death after an accident on the sets of Manmohan Desai’s ‘Coolie’ and a not-so-great movie went on to become a hit at that time – I think it was ‘Desh Premee’

I feel being stuck in doing almost same kind of roles made him take a sabbatical sometime between 1988-92 or till 1996 (I am not sure as I was living away from Mumbai then in a southern district of Tamil Nadu where we used to get one Hindi movie per year at the most. Shall I just say that he stopped doing movies since I was away? 🙂 But when I returned to Mumbai in 1992, Amitabh was seen in movies where he was trying to play age-appropriate characters and as also his style of movies had changed, probably this was because Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra, the two with whom Amitabh had his biggest hits, were no longer active, and a whole set of younger actors who called themselves Amitabh fans had taken over the scene as also the Khans had arrived. And then we saw Amitabh going the Ashok Kumar way- doing characters that were specially written for him even if he was not the romantic lead, he has even played negative roles and grey-shaded roles. One such different character is what we see him in the movie from which today’s song is taken.

Aks (The Reflection) is a 2001 supernatural thriller film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and produced by Amitabh Bachchan and Jhamu Sughand. It is a Bollywood adaption of Hollywood movie “Fallen”(1998) starring Denzel Washington. Although the film won critical acclaim, it failed to perform at the box office. Amitabh Bachchan received his first Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Aks is a supernatural thriller centring on two characters — Manu Verma, the cop, and Raghavan, the shadowy killer.

Raghavan is caught and, as he is about to be executed by hanging, his spirit goes into Manu Verma’s body and starts to manipulate the cop into performing acts that Raghavan wanted to perform. But he couldn’t save himself. He goes to another town but is not able to find peace.

Eventually, Raghavan’s spirit leaves Manu’s body. Everything seems to be normal. Manu & his family go on vacation. Unfortunately, Raghavan’s spirit is still alive to conquer Manu’s friend’s body.

(The above synopsis I got from Wikipedia.)

This movie brought Amol Palekar and Amitabh together for the first time. Anu Malik gave music for the movie and Gulzar the lyricist, (a rare occasion I think). This is one of the many songs in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice. With this the film ‘Aks’ makes a debut on the blog.

Happy birthday to our Anthony Gonsalvez / Shahenshah / Vijay Dinanath Chauhan / Don – alright let’s just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR AMITABH BACHCHAN.

 

Song – Bhala Bura Bura Bhala Hai (Aks) (2001) Singer – Amitabh Bachchan, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Annu Malik

Lyrics

bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala hai
khote par sab khara bhala hai

jooth sach ka kya pata hai
ek gham ek badi bala hai
chaal dhaal sab ek jaisi
saara kuch hi napa tula hai
sach ke sar jab dhuaan uthe to
jooth aag mein jala hua hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

kala hai to kaala hoga
maut ka hi masaala hoga
choona kaththa zindagi to
supaari jaisa chhaala hoga
baap ne janaa nahin to
paapiyon ne paala hoga
thook se nikal gaya tha
bhook se nikaala hoga
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

wo jo ab kahin nahin hai
us pe bhi to yakeen nahin hai
rehta hai jo phalak phalak pe
uska ghar bhi zameen nahin hai
akal ka khayaal agar wo
shakal se bhi haseen nahin hai
pehle har jagehon par tha wo
suna hai ab wo kahin nahin hai

bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai
bhala bura
bura bhala
khote par sab khara bhala hai

ha ha ha ha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

झूठ सच का क्या पता है
एक ग़म एक बड़ी बला है
चाल ढाल सब एक जैसी
सारा कुछ ही नपा तुला है
सच के सर जब धुआँ उठे तो
झूठ आग में जला हुआ है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

काला है तो काला होगा
मौत का ही मसाला होगा
चूना कत्था जिंदगी तो
सुपारी जैसा छाला होगा
बाप ने जना नहीं तो
पापीयों ने पाला होगा
थूक से निकाल गया था
भूख से निकाला होगा
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

वो जो अब कहीं नहीं है
उस पे भी तो यकीं नहीं है
रहता है जो फ़लक फ़लक पे
उसका घर भी ज़मीं नहीं हैं
अकल का ख्याल अगर वो
शकल से भी हसीं नहीं है
पहले हर जगहों पर था वो
सुना है अब वो कहीं नहीं है

भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है
भला बुरा
बुरा भला है
खोटे पर सब खरा भला है

हा हा हा


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 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.

Hullo to all in atuldom

The city of Calcutta–1962. A city so vibrant, so alive, so stylish, it was referred to as “The Paris of the East”. This exotic backdrop serves as the perfect locale for the tender, immortal love story about to unfold.

A young girl – Lolita, orphaned at an early age, is sent to live with her uncle’s family, where destiny introduces her to a young boy – Shekhar, a budding musician, the son of an affluent businessman. Together, through childhood and adolescence, Shekhar and Lolita share joys and sorrows, fond memories and bitter-sweet experiences and unknown to them, a relationship of deep friendship and trust takes roots within their young hearts. It is such an unspoken right they hold over each other that it metamorphosizes into a love so intense, they do not even see it coming. It takes the arrival of an outsider, Girish, for them to discover their true feelings for each other. The chemistry between Lolita and Shekhar sizzles and sparkles, till it explodes. But fate has something else in store for them. Greed, deception and malicious intent are waiting to plague Lolita and Shekhar’s innocent love. Events twist and turn beyond their control, spin around them in a maze of suspicion, misunderstandings and high temper until even their love cannot stop them from being torn apart. Can true love conquer these insurmountable obstacles, or will it succumb to them? Will Lolita and Shekhar be forever swept apart by these tumultuous events or can they fulfil their destiny and come back together?

This is the synopsis of the 2005 Pradeep Sarkar directed ‘Parineeta’. It is adapted from the 1914 Bengali novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay which itself was set in the Calcutta (now Kolkata) of the early 20th century. The novel has an added “Brahmoism” angle too which further distances Shekhar and Lalitha. The novel was first made into a movie in 1953 by Bimal Roy with Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari playing Shekhar and Lalitha. The 2005 version has Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan playing the lead. Girin/Girish was played by Asit Baran and Sanjay Dutt in the two versions respectively. The older movie has music by Arun Mukherjee and the later version has Shantanu Moitra’s music. Raima Sen played Lalitha’s cousin in the new version, would love to know about who was in that role in 1953.
[Ed Note: In the 1953 version, the name of the cousin is Malti. Request is to all readers and friends to help identify the actress behind this role. As per the cast list, possible name can be Manju. Confirmation is required.]

There is an actress who has a guest appearance in this Vidya Balan movie – and that becomes the purpose for me to present this post today. I used to be a huge fan of her; especially after her act in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980). I know that I have said this many times on this blog and I will say it again. Yes, yes! I am talking of Rekha. I must confess that I have not seen many of her pre- ‘Khoobsurat’ movies in the theatre in those days because the movies I saw were mostly selected by my dear Dad. But I have made up for that lack by seeing many of them on TV and mostly satellite television. I have noted that she was definitely a performer who did the stupidest characters assigned to her with a lot of sincerity; wore the gaudiest outfits given to her without showing discomfort; acted with heroes/actors old enough to be her father; all because she had to financially support her family. Eventually it was revealed that she is the daughter of the Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan through one of his many wives.

She started off her career with a Kannada movie ‘Operation Jackpot Nalli CID 999’, opposite Dr. Raajkumar and her first Hindi movie ‘Anjaana Safar’ opposite Biswajit had a delayed release in 1979 due to censorship issues. Incidentally this film was re-titled as ‘Do Shikaari’, when released in 1979.  This delay made ‘Saawan Bhadon’ (1970) opposite Navin Nischol her first Hindi movie released for vieweing. What followed were movies with all the major actors of the time like Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna etc but they were mostly glamour doll roles not of much substance. It is a surprise that she has lasted this long in an industry where beautiful looks are of utmost importance, she was called an ugly duckling at that time. Her transformation started somewhere around the mid-seventies and her role selection gave audiences such movies as ‘Do Anjaane’ (1976) and ‘Ghar’ (1978) – she had turned into a beautiful swan. Then we were flooded with movies like ‘Khoobsurat’ (1980), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), ‘Judaai’ (1980), ‘Bassera’ (1981), and the list goes on. Just when things seemed to go downward she bounced back with an award-winning performance in ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988). We cannot forget her in ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Kalyug’ (1981), ‘Utsav’ (1984) all made by Shashi Kapoor – he gave her a variety of characters to play.

She was one actress who obeyed her choreographers and danced into our hearts in cabarets, mujras, even a few classical dances, or the typical Bollywood Bhagwan Dada dance. Today I am showcasing her for the blog in a song/ dance from when she was just into her 50s. I could very well have chosen any of the songs from when she used to play the lead but a recent forward on our WhatsApp group about her appearance at the Filmfare Awards Night 2004 reminded me that this DIVA doesn’t age. That forward also showed her dance – about the same time this song of ‘Parineeta’ was being filmed. Today’s song has her play the Moulin Rouge singer with Sunidhi Chauhan give her the  playback. It has a very old worldly feel to it. Raima Sen (Suchitra Sen’s granddaughter) and family are in the audience with Sanjay Dutt.

Happy Birthday dear Rekha…. 🙂

 

 

Song – Kaisi Paheli Zindgaani (Parineeta) (2005) Singer – Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Swanand Kirkire, MD – Shantanu Moitra
Chorus

Lyrics

mmmm

aah haa

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
mm
kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

pee le isey
is mein nasha
jisne piya
wo gham me bhi hasaa haha
pal me hasaaye
aur pal me rulaaye ye kahaani
ooooo
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
haan
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
oooo

la la la la
la la la la
zu zu zu zu
zu zu zuzu zu zu

aankhon mein gar
sapna naya
aansoo tera
ik moti hai bana
sooni
dagar pe jaise sooni
ye chaaon ho suhaani
ooooooo
mm kaisi
paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani
ooh hooo
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
kaisi
mmm hmmmm
kaisi paheli zindgaani
ooooh baby

nai
nahin nai ye baatein
ye baatein hain puraani
ooo hooo hooo
kaisi paheli hai
ye kaisi paheli zindgaani
thaama
haan roka is ko kisne
haaan ye to behta paani
o ho ho ho
kaisi paheli hai ye kaisi
paheli zindgaani

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

मम्म्म

आह हा

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

पीले इसे
इस में नशा
जिसने पिया
वो ग़म में भी हंसा हा हा
पल में हसाये
और पल में रुलाये ये कहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ॰॰

ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू ज़ू
ज़ू ज़ू ज़ूज़ू ज़ू ज़ू

आँखों में गर
सपना नया
आँसू तेरा
इक मोती बना
सूनी डगर पे जैसे सूनी
ये छाओं हो सुहानी
ऊ॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
म्म
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊ हू
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
म्म
कैसी
मम्म्म हम्मम
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
ऊह बेबी

नई
नहीं नई ये बातें
ये बातें हैं पुरानी
ऊ हू हू
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
थामा
हाँ रोका इसको किसने
हाँ ये तो बहता पानी
ओ हो हो हो
कैसी
पहेली है ये कैसी
पहेली ज़िंदगानी
 


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.

This post celebrates the 1000th song of Majrooh Sultanpuri on our blog.

rok sakta hamen zindaan e balaa kya majrooh
hum to awaaz hain deewaaron se chhan jaate hain

Powerful lines, written while he was in prison – no, not under the British rule; that happened back in 1946-47. This was a second time he was imprisoned c1950-51, under the regime of a free India. A poet with leftist leanings, his progressive writings were considered a threat by the British regime (which is understandable), and also considered a threat by then government of Morarji Desai (in Bombay). A song titled ‘Aman Ka Jhanda’ was sung at a meeting of poor labor class workers in the Parel area. Being the author, and the on stage presenter of this song, drew the ire of the establishment, and arrest warrants were issued in his name. He was arrested after being underground for some time, and sentenced to one year imprisonment. Morarji Desai suggested that he may render an apology for his writings, and he would be a free man. In response, the young revolutionary poet wrote this couplet.

rok sakta hamen zindaan e balaa kya majrooh
hum to awaaz hain deewaaron se chhan jaate hain

No walls of a prison
No tyranny of a jailer
Has the power to bind me
I am the voice (of conscience)
That permeates through
The walls of confinement
[Note: zindaan = jailer]

Remembering Majrooh Sb on the 98th anniversary of his birth today (1st October).

When born in 1919, he was named Asraar ul Hasan Khan. His father, who worked in the Police department, wanted him to have the traditional education, and learn to be a doctor. The young Asraar studied at the traditional Masrasa, and took up Unaani medicine, to become a ‘hakeem’. These are efforts made by the worldly wise in the family, to get the young man settled in life. But the voice of the revolutionary poet turned to be more strong and it was his shaayari that ascended to claim his life to be its own. Influenced and encouraged by the stalwarts of his era, namely Faiz, Majaaz and Jigar Moradabaadi, he found himself to be much more at home in mushairas and gatherings of writers. He came to Bombay to participate in one such gathering of poets. AR Kardar was present at this mushaira. The impressions made led to a meeting between Kardar, Naushad and this young poet. The outcome was the songs of the film ‘Shahjehan’. The rest, as is often said, is history.

The innings lasted for five and a half decades, probably the longest inning by a songwriter in the Hindi film industry. The body of work consists of more than 2300 songs written for almost 350 films over a period of 55 years. Songs that have entertained generation after generation of movie buffs and radio listeners. The longevity and the creativity can be gauged from the popularity of his writings at the two ends of this long 55 year spectrum. At one end of this spectrum are gems like “Yun To Aapas Mein Bigadte Hain Khafaa Hotey Hain” (‘Andaaz’, 1949) and “Sun Sun Sun Sun Zaalima. . .” (‘Aar Paar’, 1954), and at the other end are the contemporary innovative hits like “Baahon Ke Darmiaan. . .” (‘Khamoshi – The Musical’, 1996) and “Ae, Kya Bolti Tu. . . Aati Kya Khandaala” (‘Ghulam’, 1998). And in between these two ends are crammed a couple of thousand popular hit songs across the decades, that cannot be justifiably dealt with in a single article.

Romanticism apart, the writings of Majrooh touch upon the variety of human sentiments, and have carried an attraction that has appealed to generations. His creativity and his touch of the current in-vogue sentimentalism made him a successful partner of four generations of music directors from Naushad and Ghulam Mohammed all the way to Jatin-Lalit and AR Rahman. That is a prowess and a success that probably no other songwriter in the industry can lay a claim to.

For today’s celebration, I have picked this Mukesh – Usha Mangeshkar duet from the 1966 film ‘Mere Lal’. The music is created by the duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Another significant reason to celebrate today’s anniversary is that we are on the 1,000th post of Majrooh Sb’s songs on our blog. Back in 1993, Majrooh Sb became the first songwriter in the film industry to be honored with the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award. And today, he becomes the first songwriter to breach the 1000th milestone on our blog.
[Note: Rajinder Krishan is very close, also in the 990s. The next closest is Anand Bakshi, still a little further behind at 875.]

Today’s song is a roadside tamasha song, as we see a roving entertainer with his trained monkey’s act, present a performance to the roadside public. And now we have a film song to go along with it. 🙂 The singing voices are of Mukesh and Usha Mangeshkar. The latter is singing for assistant of the lead performer.

In the video clip, we hear two antaraas. However, the longer more complete song is available as an audio clip only. Also, the Geet Kosh lists this song twice, and apparently, the second reprise of the song in the film is a solo sung by Usha Mangeshkar. This reprise has only one antaraa, which is a repeat of the first antaraa of the main part of this song. The lyrics noted are based on the longer audio version of the song.

I request the more knowledgeable readers to help identify this performer duo who enact this song on screen.

Note: Avinash ji informs us that the young assistant lip syncing the voice of Usha Mangeshkar, is Mahesh Kothare, who was later active in the Marathi film industry as an actor, producer and director.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song – Jab Tak Ye Sansaar Nachaaye  (Mere Lal) (1966) Singer – Mukesh, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Mukesh + Usha Mangeshkar

 

Lyrics (Based on the longer audio version)

Part 1
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jab tak ye sansaar
jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jhoom jhoom kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jhoom jhoom kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

arre waah mere baanke
naacho isi latak se
lachkaayo re qamariya
o zara aur matak ke
jag tujh pe hanse to
chal sar ko jhatak ke
zara aur mazey mein
pyaare thumak thumak ke
sar par topi laal sajaaye
sar par topi laal
sar par topi laal sajaaye
moonch taan kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

tauba tera mukhda
haaye teri jawaani
o tera naach jo dekhe
prem nagar ki rani
mar jaaye sun sun ke
teri ghunghroo ki baani
andhi hai ye duniya
teri qadar na jaani
tujhko kya koi aaye na aaye
tujhko kya..aa
tujhko kya koi aaye na aaye
ghunghroo baandh ke naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

arre dekh rukey naa
chaahe bahey paseena
o teri raah takey hai
kahin koi haseena
sapnon mein basar ho
chaahe kai maheena
shiqwa mat kariyo
pyaare yahi hai jeena
jab tak pag betaal na jaaye
jab tak pag betaal
jab tak pag betaal na jaaye
yun hi umar bhar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jab tak ye sansaar
jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jhoom jhoom kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

Part 2
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jab tak ye sansaar
jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jhoom jhoom kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

jab tak ye sansaar nachaaye
jhoom jhoom kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

arre waah mere baanke
naacho isi latak se
lachkaayo re qamariya
o zara aur matak ke
jag tujh pe hanse to
chal sar ko jhatak ke
zara aur mazey mein
pyaare thumak thumak ke
sar par topi laal sajaaye
sar par topi laal
sar par topi laal sajaaye
moonch taan kar naache ja
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin taa thaiya
dhaagi na dhinak tin
taagi na tinak dhin
dhaagi na dhinak tin waah bhaiya

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

भाग १
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

जब तक ये संसार नचाए
जब तक ये संसार
जब तक ये संसार नचाए
झूम झूम के नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

जब तक ये संसार नचाए
झूम झूम के नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

अरे वाह मेरे बाँके
नाचो इसी लटक से
लचकायो रे कमरिया
ओ ज़रा और मटक के
जग तुझ पे हँसे तो
चल सर को झटक के
ज़रा और मज़े में
प्यारे ठुमक ठुमक के
सर पर टोपी लाल सजाये
सर पर टोपी लाल
सर पर टोपी लाल सजाये
मूंछ तान कर नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

तौबा तेरा मुखड़ा
हाए तेरी जवानी
ओ तेरा नाच जो देखे
प्रेम नगर की रानी
मर जाये सुन सुन के
तेरी घुँघरू की बानी
अंधी है ये दुनिया
तेरी कदर ना जानी
तुझको क्या कोई आए ना आए
तुझको क्या
तुझको क्या कोई आए ना आए
घुँघरू बांध कर नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

अरे देख रुके ना
चाहे बहे पसीना
ओ तेरी राह तके है
कहीं कोई हसीना
सपनों में बसर हो
चाहे कई महीना
शिकवा मत करियो
प्यारे यही है जीना
जब तक पग बेताल ना जाये
जब तक पग बेताल
जब तक पग बेताल ना जाये
यूं ही उमर भर नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

जब तक ये संसार नचाए
जब तक ये संसार
जब तक ये संसार नचाए
झूम झूम के नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

भाग २
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

जब तक ये संसार नचाए
जब तक ये संसार
जब तक ये संसार नचाए
झूम झूम के नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

जब तक ये संसार नचाए
झूम झूम के नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या

अरे वाह मेरे बाँके
नाचो इसी लटक से
लचकायो रे कमरिया
ओ ज़रा और मटक के
जग तुझ पे हँसे तो
चल सर को झटक के
ज़रा और मज़े में
प्यारे ठुमक ठुमक के
सर पर टोपी लाल सजाये
सर पर टोपी लाल
सर पर टोपी लाल सजाये
मूंछ तान कर नाचे जा
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन ता थइय्या
धागी ना धिनक तिन
तागी ना तिनक धिन
धागी ना धिनक तिन वाह भईय्या


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.

The most common milestone in this blog is century of songs in the blog. Then we also have some associated milestones viz centuries by artists, contributors etc.

After this blog touched the five figure mark of songs on 20 july 2014, some of the regulars began to point out some “special” numbers that the blog was approaching. Though not round figures like centuries, these numbers held arithmetic significance and we in the blog decided to associate these numbers with special writeups.
Read more on this topic…


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

Today’s song is from the landmark film ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936), made by the Prabhat Film company, Poona. It was directed by V Shantaram. It was photographed by his elder brother V Avadhoot and the music was by Master Krishnarao Phulambrikar. All the songs were written by Pandit Narottam Vyas. Today’s song is sung by Vasanti and chorus. The song is also used as a background song few times in the movie since it conveys the essence of the film’s theme- fight against injustice.
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