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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.

Blog Day : 3490 Post No. : 14022

First of all, I have to express my gratitude to this blog once again, it is only because of this blog that am able to share this post here. Though I have already shared many posts earlier, but today the personality I am writing about is of such a great stature that it is my fortune and blessings of this blog that I am able to do this.

Today we remember Ramchandra Narayandutt Dwivedi whom we fondly admire and respect as ‘Kavi Pradeep’ or ‘Rashtra Kavi Pradeep’ on the anniversary of his birth. He was born on 6th February,1915 and passed away on 11th December,1998 leaving behind a great legacy or even I can say a ‘heritage’ – a national heritage of his immortal poems and his ‘voice’.

I am short of words to add an adjective to describe his ‘voice’, because it cannot be expressed in words. It is an altogether a very different experience or rather divine experience to listen the songs sung by him. For that matter I think people like me who were born in end sixties and seventies or may be little later and even extending to the eighties, must have in their childhood heard his voice/songs playing on loud speakers, radio and in the earlier years of TV in India.

I cannot forget “Aao Bachcho Tumhein Dikhaayein“, and “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo“, one penned and sung by him and other penned by him, which were/are a ‘must’ on every Independence Day and Republic Day. And how rightly he said the value of ‘our hard fought freedom’ when he is talking to the new generation in this song “Hum Laaye Hain Toofaan Se Kishti Nikaal Ke’.

Then there are few songs which we used to listen when we grow up but can only understand their depth after we actually matured as adults. These are the philosophical song like “Dekh Tere Sansaar Ki Haalat“,  “Mukhda Dekh Le Praani“, “Pinjre Ke Panchhi Re“, “Doosron Ka Dukhdaa Door Karne Waale“, “Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon“, “Hum Ne Jag Ki Ajab Tasweer Dekhi“, “Koi Laakh Kare Chaturaayi“. Listening to these and songs sung by him have always given me a great motivation and inspiration other than giving peace to mind whenever I have felt like down with spirits or depressed and struggling with our day to day adversities.

He always wrote and sung with passion, pouring his heart and his feelings into his creations, and thus his songs whether patriotic, devotional or philosophical, when we listen to them, always take us to an altogether different ‘planet’ that is the magic of his words and his voice.

Like the song “Tere Dwaar Khadaa Bhagwaan“, I have never felt tired of listening to this song. I can listen to it many many times in one go. Then his song on the partition of India – “Aaj Ke Insaan Ko Ye Kya Ho Gaya“; one can just imagine the agony in his feelings and the ‘pain’ this ‘poet’ is going through on the degrading human values.

I would like to share here an incident which proves that if one gets a chance to listen to his songs they straight way take to one’s heart and mind forever and even the new generation cannot escape from his ‘passionate’ and ‘inspirational’ voice if they get that right atmosphere around where his songs are listened to. I was at Kota, in Rajasthan at that time in 1988-89. I had bought this compilation of Kavi Pradeep’s songs released by HMV. I presented this to one of my Senior Colleagues who was from Paudi Garhwal. He had a son and a daughter who was around 4-5 years old at that time.

After a gap of around 6-7 years when I was on tour to New Delhi I got a chance to visit this senior of mine and stay with them. As we were discussing his daughter came to me and said ‘Uncle, aap wahi Uncle ho na jinhone hamen Kavi Pradeep ji ki cassette di thi’.

What I want to put here is that if we the citizens of this country nurture good values, of course including the great heritage of our history, arts and culture, and pass them on to new generations, it will be certainly of a great help to instil in them the love for the nation and respect towards the great freedom fighters, soldiers of this country, the country – the land itself and our historical and cultural values.

Hindi movies already are doing great job in the service of nation and national integration. And Kavi Pradeep’s contribution in this cause is simply great and his poetry and songs need to be continuously passed on to the new generation to rouse patriotic values and love for the nation and its great historical heritage.

On this blog we always have this opportunity to share the works of such great persons and their art which they use as a ‘medium’ to reach people and in service of the ‘greater cause’ – ‘the nation’. And we have a long long way to go in this purpose of sharing his poetry /songs that he wrote for Hindi Movies. As per the ‘statistics’ page of this blog, we have till now posted only 167 (I hope this is the latest updated figures) out of the 531 songs he wrote for HFM.

Today I am sharing one of his songs which is written and sung by himself. This song, when I initially sent almost three years ago to Atul ji, I thought was a non-filmy song. As the link available then didn’t mention anything about this song. However, thanks to this book ‘Kavi Pradeep Ka Hindi Sahitya Mein Avdaan’ by Dr. Dinesh Chandra Awasthi which I got few months back and came to know that this song is actually from a ‘recent’ 1983 movie ‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ and not from a yesteryears movie or an NFS.

I like this song very much and it is ‘philosophical’ background song in the movie (as can be seen from the video of this song available now) and in the picturization of this song we can see Vikram Gokhale, Bina and others.

‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ was directed by BR Ishara for ‘King Movies’. It was produced by Badriprasad Joshi. It had Vikram Gokhale, Beena, Mahipal, BM Vyas, Surya Kumar, Anant Marathe, Maheshwari, Master Vikas, Mohan Choti, Meghna, Ratna Bhushan, Nayna Bhatt, Champshi Bhai, Ashalata, Bhagwan, Tun Tun, S Madan, Surekha Rane, Karunakar Pathak, Baiju Raja, Nanak Singh, Lakhan, Amit, Mishrilal, Hangama, Jaya Kaushalya, and Mahesh Desai.

The songs in this movie were sung by Kavi Pradeep, Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Khanna, Suresh Wadkar, Chandrani Mukerjee and Dilraj Kaur. The records were released by ‘Music India’. Sujit Sen and Subramaniam were Assistant Directors for this movie. SA Kadar was the Chief Assistant Director. Dahya Bhai was the Cameraman for this movie. The editing for this movie was done by LD Bhatia. Story of this movie was written by Pandit R Priyadarshi. Kavi Pradeep wrote the songs for this movie and music was composed by Usha Khanna.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1983.

I have to confess here that I wished to write a detailed biographical write up (though I am not good in doing it like our senior members and other members) on Kavi Pradeep. I had actually started with it, but could not devote the time required, and so I am presenting a much briefer article about him. But that does not deprive us in enjoying this wonderful creation in his loving memory in our hearts. I will try to write his biographical sketch with more information about the movies he worked for in another article, as possible.

Let us now enjoy this philosophical yet motivational song, which is written and sung by Kavi Pradeep and composed by Usha Khanna. The movie ‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ makes its debut today on our blog.

 

Song – Udti Chidiya Behta Paani (Jai Baba Amarnath) (1983) Singer – Kavi Pradeep, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

udti chidiya..aa..aa
behta paani..ee..ee
inki kahaani kisne jaani
udti chidiyaa..aa..aa
behta paani..ee..ee
inki kahaani ee kisne jaani
duniya waalo suno
isi ko kehte zindagani
udti chidiya
behta paani
inki kahaani kisne jaani

jeewan to hai ek ramta jogi re
bhatakta jogi
kise pata kiski shaam
kal kahaan hogi re
kal kahaan hogi
dharti waalo suno
ye hain shabd aasmaani
udti chidiya..aa 
behta paani.ee
inki kahaani  kisne jaani

bada hi ajeeb hai ye
duniya ka mela
duniya ka mela
karodon ki bheed mein hai
har koi akela
yahaan har koi akela
sun’ne waalo suno
ye hai santon ki vaani
udti chidiya..aa 
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani  kisne jaani

sansaar ke hain bade
tedhe medhe raaste
tedhe medhe raaste
ye tamaam raaste hain
hum sab ke waaste
hum sab ke waaste
chalne waalo suno safar mein
rakhna saavdhani
udti chidiya..aa
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani..ee kisne jaani
udti chidiya..aa
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani..ee kisne jaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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उड़ती चिड़िया॰॰आ॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी किसने जानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी
दुनिया वालो सुनो
इसीको कहते ज़िंदगानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी किसने जानी

जीवन तो है एक रमता जोगी रे
भटकता जोगी
किसे पता किसकी शाम
कल कहाँ होगी रे
कल कहाँ होगी
धरती वालो सुनो
ये हैं शब्द आसमानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी

बड़ा ही अजीब है ये
दुनिया का मेला
दुनिया का मेला
करोड़ों कि भीड़ में है
हर कोई अकेला
यहाँ हर कोई अकेला
सुनने वालो सुनो
ये है संतों कि वाणी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी

संसार के हैं बड़े
टेढ़े मेढे रास्ते
टेढ़े मेढे रास्ते
ये तमाम रास्ते हैं
हम सब के वास्ते
हम सब के वास्ते
चलने वालो सुनो सफर में
रखना सावधानी
उडती चिड़िया बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी

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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 : 3477 Post No. : 13971

 

Yesterday (23rd Jan) was the passing away anniversary of Shankar Dasgupta. A talented singer of repute in the industry, he may not have been in the same league as the top rung singers. But in the next supporting row, his capabilities and effectiveness has been judged a notch better than contemporaries like GM Durrani, SD Batish and Khan Mastana.

Born in 1927, sadly not too many details are available about his early growing years. He had a deep seated interest in music right from childhood, a trait that his mother recognized and encouraged him to follow his interests. From the age of eight years itself, the young Shankar started formal training and practice of classical music.

As with most singers of his era, his idol also was KL Saigal. In some of his songs, one can feel that he attempting to emulate Saigal Sb. Especially listening to the song “Dil Ki Lagi Ko Koi Na Jaane” from the 1954 film ‘Sheeshe Ki Deewar’, one gets feeling of the presence of Saigal Sb’s voice.

Music director Anil Biswas give him his first break in the film ‘Milan’ in 1946. Over the next approximately two decades, he has sung about 50 songs in thirty one movies. His last song is from the 1968 film ‘Kahin Din Kahin Raat’. His end came unexpectedly, as a result of an unfortunate and freak train accident at the Matunga Road station in Bombay.

Today’s song is from the 1952 film ‘Izzat’. The words are written by Buta Ram Sharma, and the music is composed by Bulo C Rani. The song tells about the realities of life, about how short and ephemeral this human life is. The voice of Shankar Dasgupta sounds so very suitable and effective in rendering this philosophical thought.

Song – Ye Jag Bande Tera Hai Do Roz Ka  (Izzat) (1952) Singer – Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics – Buta Ram Sharma, MD – Bulo C Rani
Unidentified Female Voice
Shankar Dasgupta + Unidentified Female Voice

Lyrics

ye jag bande tera hai do roz ka
ye jag bande tera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka
ye jag bande tera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka

tere baag ki hai ajab dastaan
tere baag ki hai ajab dastaan
kahin shokhiyan hain kahin mastiyaan
magar ye bahaaren hamesha kahaan
jo samjhe to sun keh rahin hain khizaan
ye phoolon ka dera hai do roz ka
ye phoolon ka dera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka
ye jag bande tera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka

tadap ke dilon ki duaaen liye ja
tadap ke dilon ki duaaen liye ja
koi kuchh karey tu bhalaai kiye ja
tu neki ke bhar bhar ke saaghar piye ja
subh o shaam tak ki sadaayen liye ja
ye sham o savera hai do roz ka
ye sham o savera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka
ye jag bande tera hai do roz ka
musafir basera hai
do roz ka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये जग बंदे तेरा है दो रोज़ का
ये जग बंदे तेरा है दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का
ये जग बंदे तेरा है दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का

तेरे बाग की है अजब दास्तान
तेरे बाग की है अजब दास्तान
कहीं शोखियाँ हैं कहीं मस्तियाँ
मगर ये बहारें हमेशा कहाँ
जो समझे तो सुन कह रही है ख़िज़ाँ
ये फूलों का डेरा हैं दो रोज़ का
ये फूलों का डेरा हैं दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का
ये जग बंदे तेरा है दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का

तड़प के दिलों की दुआएं लिए जा
तड़प के दिलों की दुआएं लिए जा
कोई कुछ करे तू भलाई किए जा
तू नेकी के भर भर के साग़र पिये जा
सुबह ओ शाम तक की सदाएं लिए जा
ये शाम ओ सवेरा है दो रोज़ का
ये शाम ओ सवेरा है दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का
ये जग बंदे तेरा है दो रोज़ का
मुसाफिर बसेरा है
दो रोज़ का


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Blog Day : 3473 Post No. : 13947

“Amaanush”(1975) was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta for Shakti Productions, Bombay. The movie, based on a Bangla story by Shaktipada Rajguru, was made in Hindi as well as Bangla with the same actors. The movie had Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Anil Chatterjee, Prema Narayan, Utpal Dutt, Abhi Bhattacharya, Manmohan, Asit Sen, Manik Dutt, Tarun Ghosh, Amol Sen, Subrotho Mahapatra, S N Bannerjee, Rajni Gupta, Probir Roy etc in it. The movie was a critically acclaimed as well as popular movie. The Bangla version of the movie is in fact counted as a classic in the annals of Bangla movies.

“Amaanush” (1975) had si songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Follwing are these songs covered earlier:

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Dil aisa kisi ne mera toda 5144 11-Dec-11
Kal ke apne na jaane kyun ho gaye aaj paraaye 5176 22-Dec-11
Na poochho koi hamen zehar kyun pea liya 5211 28-Dec-11
Gham ki dawa to pyaar hai 12808 13-Jan-17
Tere gaalon ko choomoon jhumka ban ke 13941 19-Jan-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Amaanush”(1975) to appear in the blog. This song is a movie opening song that plays in the background as credits roll on. The song is sung by Shyamal Mitra, the music director himself, much like how S D Burman would sing a movie opening songs in “Guide”(1965) and “Amar Prem”(1971). Incidentally, “Amar Prem”(1971) too was produced and directed by Shakti Samanta.

Indeewar is the lyricist.

With this song, “Amaanush”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Nadiyaa mein lahren naachen (Amaanush)(1975) Singer-Shyamal Mitra, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shyamal Mitra

Lyrics

nadiya mein aen aen hey
lahren naachen aen hey
lahron pe naache naiya aa aa
kiske ishaaron pe duniya naache
koi na jaane bhaiya
koi na jaane bhaiya
kiske ishaaron pe duniya naache
koi na jaane bhaiya
koi na jaane bhaiya

naach rahe hum kathputli se
koi humko nachaaye
naach rahe hum kathputli se
koi humko nachaaye
jiske haath mein dor hamaari
wahi nazar nahin aaye
jeewan naiya leke chali hai
jeewan naiya leke chali hai
jaane kahaan purwaiya
koi na jaane bhaiya

o o o o ho
o o o o o o

jaane kahaan se aate hain sab
jaane kahaan jaate hain
jaane kahaan se aate hain sab
jaane kahaan jaate hain
raah mein jode na mein tode
bade ajab naate hain
baadal hai kis dulhan ka aanchal
kirnon mein kiski chhaiya
koi na jaane bhaiya
nadiya mein ae ae hey
lahren naache hey
lahron pe naache naiya aa aa aa


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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Blog Day : 3457 Post No. : 13871

Today (4 january 2017) is the 23rd death anniversary of R D Burman (27 june 1939- 4 january 1994). He was only 54 years old when he passed away which is considered prime of one’s life in most fields. To HFM followers like me, he was a legend since late 1960s itself, when he was just in his late 20s and early 30s.

The influence of R D Burman on HFM is something that can not be visualised by those who did not live during that era. I have read someone’s view based on statistics that late 1960s and 1970s was the era of Laxmikant Pyarelal rather than R D Burman. The person obviously did not live through the era and did not experience the phenomena of R D Burman first hand.

A lot has been written on R D Burman by now and there is no use repeating all that because most people are already aware of those facts.

With the benefit of hindsight, one feels that R D Burman had it easy because he was the son of a legendary music director, but that was hardly the case. Getting the first break as an independent music director was a tall order and he got this break thanks to Mehmood. The musical scores of his debut movie “Chhote Nawaab”(1961) did satisfactorily well, but R D Burman failed to get any assignments after that. It was again Mehmood who gave him his second assignment four years later, which was “Bhoot Bangla”(1965).

The turning point for R D Burman was landing the assignment of “Teesri Manzil”(1966) and for that he was required to convince Shammi Kapoor who was a diehard Shankar Jaikishan supporter. How R D Burman won over Shammi Kapoor is a tale that is well known to R D Burman fans. That episode was a turning point, not just for the career of R D Burman, but for HFM as well.

The very first R D Burman composition that I may have heard in my life has to be “mere saamne waali khidki mein ik chaand ka tukda rehta hai”. It was evening time in late 1960s and this song was played on radio. I instantly loved this song. I was too young to know about the concept of music directors, lyricists etc. I only knew that it was the singer who did all the work. 🙂 And I was not even aware who the singer was, seeing that this voice did not resemble Rafi or Mukesh, the only two male singers that I was familiar with at that time. It was my “mama”, who was at hand who exclaimed that Atul liked Kishore Kumar. That is when Ibecame aware that this song was sung by a singer called Kishore Kumar.

The fact that this song was composed by R D Burman became known to me a few years later when I became aware about the concept of music director and lyricist.

The very first time I heard R D Burman singing was when I watched the movie “Apna Desh”(1972). The fact that one is allowed to sing in a movie with that kind of voice was a paradigm shifting experience for me. 🙂

During late 1960s to entire 1970s, I was a diehard R D Burman (and Kishore Kumar) fan. Most great songs of that era were composed by R D Burman. No doubt there were other leading composers as well, but it was R D Burman who was the golden standard at that time. Most other music directors would often try to compose music like R D Burman and those compositions would often end up as pale imitation.

It is not that I liked all R D Burman compositions. There were some of his songs that I regarded as examples of falling standards of HFM as well as that of R D Burman. For instance , I disliked songs of “Do Chor”(1972), “Chalta Purza”(1976), “Khel Khel Mein” (1975), “Jhoothha Kahin Ka”(1979) etc. And today the songs of these movies are counted as iconic songs ! Even I have grudgingly started liking them because even the “low” quality fare dished by R d Burman is of far better quality that the “best” stuff of music directors who followed in HFM in 1980s and beyond.

Two songs of R D Burman have already been covered in the blog today as a tribute to him. I originally did not plan to discuss him. My aim was to discuss a YIPPEE movie song for the day and I had originally selected compositon of another music director. But I could not locate that writeup. On glancing through the various movies of R D Burman, I realised that there were a few of his movies where just one song was left to be covered.

That is how I zeroed in on this R D Burman composition from “Baalika Badhu”(1976). This movie was directed by Tarun Majumdar for Shakti Films, Bombay. The movie, which was a remake of a Banngla movie by the same name, had Sachin, Rajni Sharma (title role and new discovery), Kajri, Asrani, A K Hangal, Om Shivpuri, Asit Sen, Urmila Bhatt, Preeti Ganguly, Manik Dutt, Master Panna, Leela Mishra, Subrat, Amal sen, Keshav Rana, Shameem, Shailly Shailendra, Kanu Roy, Mukund, S N Banneji, Shanti Chatterji, Birbal, Polson, Darshan, Nandu Bhattacharya etc, with special appearances by Prem Narayan and Paintal.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have already been covered. The sixth and final song was elusive when I last searched for it. But when I searched for it again today, I was in luck and I could locate it. and it appears a suitable song for the occasion as well.

The audio record of this song is sung by Anand Bakshi who is the lyricist as well, Music is of course composed by R d Burman. The picturised versions are partial (gets played twice, or may be on more occasins as background song). The picturised version is sung by Bhupinder Singh.

With this song, all songs from “Baalika Badhu”(1976) have been covered in the blog and thus “Baalika Badhu”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. And this movie becomes the 62nd R D Burman to be YIPPEED in the blog.

Video (partial)

Video (Partial)

Full audio

Song-Jagat musaafirkhaana laga hai aana jaana (Baalika Badhu)(1976) Singer-Anand Bakshi/ Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
o o jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

chaand chhupe to sooraj nikle
sooraj doobe
ho jaaye shaam
chaand chhupe to sooraj nikle
sooraj doobe
ho jaaye shaam
rut aaye rut jaaye mausam
aane jaane ke hain naam
ho jogi
kiska kaun thhikaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

dekhen pahunche kaun kahaan par
raahi nikla gaata hansta
dekhen pahunche kaun kahaan par
raahi nikla gaata hansta
sabki apni-apni manzil
apnaa-apnaa rastaa
o jogi
jeevan path ajnaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

chaar dinon kaa mel re bhaiyaa
jisne saare khel rachaaye
chaar dinon kaa mel re bhaiyaa
jisne saare khel rachaaye
maan bachcho se milne aaye
phir waapas ghar jaaye
o jogi
ye dastoor puraana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana


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It is nearly 11 PM Today (27 december 2017)and no post has been made so far, thus threatening a proud record running into hundreds of days when there was no interruption of days as far as posting at least one write up was concerned. I have been travelling for the last 30 hours, and I had thought that I would be able to post during day time. But I found that my dongle did not get enough strength of signal and so I could not log on to internet.

Another five hours journey later, I found myself in a bigger place where I am able to get strong signal so here I am trying to post at least one writeup for the day, racing against time, so to day.

This song is from “Pyaara Dushman”(1955). It is sung by Rafi and chorus. Saba Afghani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nisar Bazmi.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowldgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Hai zindagi ek safar maujon se khelta guzar (Pyaara Dushman)(1955) Singers-Rafi, Lyrics-Saba Afghani, MD-Nisar Bazmi
Chorus

jeene waale tu agar
marne se darna chhod de
phir jidhar chaahe udhar toofaan ka munh mod de

hambaara hambaaboo
hambaara hambaaboo
hambaara hambaaboo

hai zindagi ek safar
maujon se khelta guzar
naiya kinare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula
naiya kinaare se lagaane waala

baadal bhi chhaaye to kya
himmat ka daaman nahin chhodna
bijli daraaye to kya
manzil se munh ko nahin modna
aandhi ke jhonke
kitna hi roke
aage ko badhta hi jaa
naiya kinaare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula
naiya kinaare se lagaane waala

baat ye meri suno
kehna hai jo kuchh to jaldi kaho
mudkar idhar ko chalo
haasil hai kya raaste beech ko
khatra udhar hai
marne ka darr hai
daawat na do maut ko
naiya kinaare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula
naiyya kinaare se lagaane waala

kaisi hai ye buzdili
humne to ki thi zara dillagi
baaten karo hosh ki
chaho agar aazma lo abhi
mar ke dikhaao
achcha to aao
doobenge mil ke sabhi ee
naiya kinaare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula
naiya kinare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula

hai zindagi ek safar
maujon se khelta guzar
naiyya kinaare se lagaane waala
hai mere maula
naiyya kinare se lagaane waala


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, 24th December 2017 is the ninety-third (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) birth anniversary of the great singer – ‘divine voice’ – Mohammad Rafi.

Much has already been written about Rafi Saab on this blog and many other sources, and from my own experience I can say that he will be there as long as the Hindi Film Music is there. His songs will be cherished even by the coming generations if they get the opportunity to listen them or if they get the surroundings/atmosphere where songs sung by Rafi Saab are played. Such is the magic of his voice that can leave the listeners ‘spell bound’ and ‘mesmerized’.

I have experienced how listening to his songs my daughters will not switch over to the newer songs and asked me to either fast forward or change it with other.

There is nothing new that I can write in this post about Rafi Saab, except that we respect him, we admire him and we love his songs which will be there with us till we are alive.

24th December also happens to be the birth anniversary of one of my favorite actors of the golden era of Hindi movies – Mahipal (24 December 1919 – 15 May 2005) – whom we have been watching in most of the black and white era ‘fantasy’ and ‘mythological’ movies.  I liked him very much in all of those movies of him which I had watched so far. ‘Navrang-1959’ is off-course being the closest to my heart.
(Though some sources mention the date of birth of Mahipal as different, I think the date mentioned on our blog must be correct and same has been in the article on ‘Beete Huye Din’ by Shishir ji).

We cherish the memories and the contribution of these great artists to the Hindi Cinema and Indian Culture and they will always remain in our heart and in the history of Hindi Cinema forever.

On this occasion here is a song from the 1965 movie ‘Maharaja Vikram’ sung by Mohd Rafi. Listening to the song, I guess that this must be a ‘background song’ in the movie. It is written by BD Mishra and composed by SN Tripathi. The film was directed by S.N.Tripathi for ‘Rajroop Productions, Bombay’.

The star cast includes Mahipal, Anita Guha, BM Vyas, Vishwas Kunthe, Bela Bose, Sundar, Tuntun, Mishrilal, Radheshyam, Bhagwan Sinha, Sadhna Khote, Shri Bhagwan, Madhumati, Laxmichaya and others.

This movie had total ten songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV, all written by BD Mishra and composed by SN Tripathi. One song sung by Suman Kalyanpur “Maane Na Mora Bichhua Boley” from this movie has already been posted on the blog earlier in 2016.

Let us now listen to the today’s song …aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai“.

 


Song – Aadmi Nirbal Samay Balwaan Hai (Maharaja Vikram) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics -BD Misra, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

bal na vidya aur na saahas kaam aata
hoke rehta wo jo likh deta vihdataa

samay se haara swayam bhagwaan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

paas jiskey raaj thha
sukh thha
bhawan thhe
naam thha aishwarya thha
dhhan thha ratan thhe
jo prajaa ka thha dulaara praan pyaara
swarg ko dharti pe thha jisne utaara
aaj uska ho rahaa apmaan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

dusro ki naav ka jo thha khivaiyya
besahaara hai usi ki aaj naiyya
jo kabhi deta rahaa sabko sahaara
jaa raha wo thokarein khaata bechaara
maangta sabse dayaa ka daan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

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

बल न विद्या और न साहस काम आता
होके रहता वो
जो लिख देता विधाता
समय से हारा स्वयं भगवान् हैं

आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

पास जिसके राज था
सुख था
भवन थे
नाम था ऐश्वर्य था
धन था रतन थे
जो प्रजा का था दुलारा प्राण प्यारा
स्वर्ग को धरती पे था जिसने उतारा
आज उसका हो रहा
अपमान हैं
आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

दूसरों कि नाव का जो था खिवैया
बेसहारे हैं उसीकी आज नैय्या
जो कभी देता रहा सबको सहारा
जा रहा वो ठोकरें खाता बेचारा
मांगता सबसे दया का दान हैं
आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं


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“Patjhad”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Pancholi Arts Films, Lahore. The movie had Meena Shorey, Amarnath, G N Butt, Om Prakash, Shamlal, Rani Mumtaz, Kamal, Geeta, zafar, Ghulam Qadir, Cuckkoo etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it that were composed by two music directors according to HFGK though the break up of songs between them is not given in HFGK.

Two songs from “Patjhad”(1948) has been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Patjhad”(1948)to appear in the blog.

HFGK is silent about the creators of the songs of this movie. The uploader of this song mentions Zeenat Begam and Surinder Kaur as the singers, Saghar Nizami as the lyricist (though D N Madhok is mentioned as the only lyricist in HFGK) and Ghulam Haider as the music director.

Only the audio of this song is available. The movie does not seem to be available. Songs of this movie are uploaded and the details provided by the uploaders contritute the only information that are available on these songs, including this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. i request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song-Jab tere dil mein…bhale din aayenge tere (Patjhad)(1948) Singers-Zeenat Begam, Surinder Kaur, Lyrics-Saghar Nizami, MD-Ghulam Haider

jab tere dil mein nahin buraai
kyun phir aankh teri bhar aayi

o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
hans dol
zubaan na khol
hans dol
zubaan na khol
ye din phir jaayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere

kya tu apne ?? ??
saanch ko nahin aanch
heera hai to
heera hai to rahega heera
kaanch rahega kaanch
ye din phir jaayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere

khushboo aakhir kaise denge
ye kaaghaz ke phool
apni maut marenge jhoothhe
ye na pagle bhool
ye din phir jaayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere

matlab ki is duniya mein hai
kaun kisi ka meet
sab dukh sah jo chupke chupke
teri hogi jeet
teri hogi jeet
ye din phir jaayenge tere
teri hogi jeet
ye din phir jaayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere
o chup rah
sabhi kuchh sah
bhale din aayenge tere
bhale din aayenge tere


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“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi 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.
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