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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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 : 3679 Post No. : 14571

 

[Dated 06 Aug, 2018]

Yesterday I was NOT on earth, for more than four hours . Now I know how joyful it will be in Heaven. I was a VIP guest at Jaidev’s 100 year Birthday celebration organised by by Hariharan and Chhaya Ganguli. I had full one and a half hours on back stage with artists and even was given a centre first row seat.

During that heavenly program Jaidev’s creations were presented by Hariharan, Penaaz Masani, Vibhavari Joshi,  Mahalakshmi Iyer and Suresh Wadkar.  Many luminaries like Shivkumar Sharma, Amol Palekar, Ashit Desai (who conducted the 20 piece orchestra for all the singers) etc talked about their association with Jaidev.

Penaaz Masani surprised everybody by singing a non-film, hardly heard composition written by the great poet Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar ji – a segment from his mahakavya ‘Urvashi’.  She interjected every stanza with the translated English poetry written by Khushwant Singh.

It may not be popularly known that Jaidev – the underrated genius composer, probably the best of our times, has composed literary pieces from poets like Ghalib and Kabeer to Harivanshrai Bachchan, Mahadevi Varma, Jaishankar Prasad, Maithilisharan Gupt and Ramdhaari Singh ‘Dinkar’.

I present today Jaidev ji composition of a renowned literary work – a lovely melody for Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar’s legendary opus – ‘Urvashi’. Unfortunately this partial composition, rendered by S. Janki remained unheard as the project got shelved and never completed. Jaidev truly was the Literary Composer.

In my khazaana I have a video of Jaidev ji in his own voice talking  about how he composed ‘Urvashi’ and the subsequent singing by S Janki – popularly and aptly called Lata from South India.

Enjoy this enchanting NFS, by listening to the song – you will want to listen to it repeatedly.

[Editor’s Note: ‘Urvashi‘ is a legendary lyrical drama, which is written by one of the greatest poets of modern India – Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. This creation was first published in 1961. This is a long play in 5 acts. It deals with the subject of beauty, love and passion, and the goes much beyond the superficial in exploring the depth of the quest for the truth behind the male-female union in this creation. The basis of this lyrical storytelling is the love saga of Urvashi and Pururava.

Urvashi is an apsara from swarg lok. As per the pauraanic texts, she appeared during the churning of the ocean – सागर मन्थन – the joint endeavour of the devatas (demigods) and the asuras (demons) in the quest for अमृत – the nectar of immortality. In another narrative, it is stated that when Narayan Rishi was doing penance and meditation in the Himalayas, Indra, the king of demigods, afraid for his throne, sent a group of apsaras to disturb his penance. Narayan Rishi became incensed, and to show Indra his powers, created a most beautiful apsara by simply stroking his chest (ur – ‘उर’), whose beauty surpassed the combined attraction of all the ones sent by Indra. Since she was created from the उर of Narayan Rishi, her name became Urvashi.

Pururava is the primeval male personality of the chandra vansh – the Lineage of the Moon (in which after many generation, Lord Krishna also appears as an incarnation). As per the Puraanas, at the beginning of creation, Manu and Shraddha, the original primal man and woman created by Brahma, called upon Vashisht Rishi to perform a yajna (यज्ञ) for begetting a child. Manu wanted a son to be born, and Shraddha wanted a daughter. As the outcome of this yajna, a duaghter was born. On seeing the disappointment on the face of Manu, Vashisht Rishi gave a boon and turned the daughter into a son. He was named Sudyuman (सुद्युम्न). When he grew up, once he went to a forest for hunting. Unknown to him, the forest was cursed, and he was not supposed to enter it. Being in the presence of that curse, he reverted to his original female form, and now he/she was named Ila (इला). In good time, Ila was married to Budh, the son of Chandrma, and from their union, a child was born who became the first generation of the chandra vansh. He was named Pururava.

In metaphysical terms, Urvahsi represents the epitome of the eternal female of this creation, and Prururava is the representation of the eternal male. Pururava is of the earth, and he desires for the pleasures and gratifications of the swarg lok. Urvashi is of the swarg lok, and with an innate and natural certainty, wants to partake the pleasures of the earth. She descends from the heavens to the earth and the two share a relationship of love. Urvashi is a representation of unbridled desires and passions, but having descended from the heavens, she is free from inner conflict and struggles. Pururava represents the earthly persona who is distracted and inconvenienced by a multitude of disturbing vibrations (रव).

In this lyrical creation, Dinkar explores the depth of the quest in a man-woman relationship. The thesis expounded is that inside a man, there is another level of existence of a man, beyond the physical. And the same holds true for the woman. Their longing for each other is a pursuit of seeking out this inner existence within each other. Their quest does not end simply on the physical union but goes much deeper, seeking the true ‘other’, the true counterpart for a more fulfilling and nourishing accord.

Dinkar received the Sahitya Academy award for this creation in 1959, and the Jnaanpeeth Award in 1972.]


Song: Main Roop-Rang-Ras-Gandh-Poorn Sakaar Kamal (S Janaki NFS) (1980)Singers: S Janki, Lyrics: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Music: Jaidev
Jaidev
[Ed Note: The clip includes some initial lines of this piece, in the voice of Jaidev ji himself.]

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

[Brief commentary by Jaidev ji]

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

 

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main nahin sindhu ki sutaa
talaatal-atal-vital-pataal chhod
neele samudra ko phod
shubhr jhalmal fenanshuk mein pradeept
naachti urmion ke sir par
main nahin mahatal se nikli

main nahin gagan ki lata
taarkao mein pulkit phoolti hui
main nahin vyompur ki baala
vidhu ki tanya chandrika sang
poorima sindhu ki parmojjwal abha-tarang
main nahin kirnon ke taaron par
jhoolti hui bhu par utri

main naam-gotr se rahit pushp
ambar mein udti hui mukt anand-shikha
itivrittheen saundrya chetna ki tarang
sur-nar-kinnar-gandharv nahin
priye main kewal apsara
vishw-nar ke atript ichha-saagar se sumudhbhoot

jan-jan ke mann ki madhur vhni
pratyek hriday ki ujiyaali
naari ki main kalpana charam
nar ke mann mein basne waali
main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

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Hindi script lyrics
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पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

 

[जयदेव जी द्वारा संक्षिप्त समीक्षा]

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

 

पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं नहीं सिन्धु की सुता
तलातल-अतल-वितल-पाताल छोड़
नीले समुद्र को फोड़
शुभ्र, झलमल फेनांशुक में प्रदीप्त
नाचती उर्मियॉ के सिर पर
मैं नहीं महातल से निकली

मैं नहीं गगन की लता
तारकॉ में पुलकित फूलती हुई
मैं नहीं व्योमपुर की बाला
विधु की तनया, चन्द्रिका-संग
पूर्णिमा-सिन्धु की परमोज्ज्वल आभा-तरंग
मैं नहीं किरण के तारों पर
झूलती हुई भू पर उतरी

मैं नाम-गोत्र से रहित पुष्प
अम्बर में उड़ती हुई मुक्त आनन्द-शिखा
इतिवृत्तहीन, सौन्दर्य चेतना की तरंग
सुर-नर-किन्नर-गन्धर्व नहीं
प्रिय मैं केवल अप्सरा
विश्वनर के अतृप्त इच्छा-सागर से सुमुद्भूत

जन-जन के मन की मधुर वह्नि
प्रत्येक हृदय की उजियाली
नारी की मैं कल्पना चरम
नर के मन में बसने वाली
मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 : 3647 Post No. : 14481

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 3
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu

main akela hi chala tha janib e manzil magar
log saath aate gaye aur karwaan banta gaya
– Majhrooh Sultanpuri

On 19 July 2008, a single step was taken by our Atul ji, the day on which the first song was posted on the blog. It was followed by yet another Roshan number the next day and the journey continues to this date and beyond, much akin to the above sh’er by Majhrooh Saab.

Looking back at the last decade, there is a deep sense of excitement and contention amongst all readers and especially the important contributors. However what is equally true is that the responsibilities and the hope of tracing and introducing obscure songs has only increased. This hope itself is the proof of the immense popularity that the blog enjoys all over the world.  I am sure the blog has become a one-stop destination for all readers in search for old Hindi songs and the correct and reliable information that it serves and continues to provide. About 4000 movies and nearly 15,000 songs covered, the blog has a visitors hits number of more than 10.5 million. Mind-blogging numbers indeed and one can only feel proud of being a part of this great musical extravaganza.

Since it is a special occasion of a decade of the blog’s existence, I suppose, I am at liberty to write a few words about my association with it.

Old Hindi Film songs were a common feature in my house, especially with SLBC and its special program ‘purani filmon ka sangeet’, which is played to this day and to which I am addicted to this day (ask our whatsapp group 🙂 ). With the advent of internet facility, the hobby of listening and gathering information naturally started dominating the searches. And, for people with music interest this blog was a no-escape and also a welcome addiction.

In the initial days, I just tried to absorb and admire the contents. It was not long that the longing to be a part of the blog started to grow. A few comments and corrections here and there started. Seeing that a lot of songs known to self were yet to be represented, I toyed with the idea of sending the lyrics. I ended up sending lyrics for 3-4 songs, but the greed to get more involved did not stop.

It was then that I starting writing posts. After a few posts and with the ideas and plots for writing posts difficult to come by, I started a mini-series on Mukesh and his composers. There is a small contribution of self in this series with 14 posts and 04 posts in another series titled Mukesh and his co-singers. Apart from the posts on Mukesh, I feel proud to have written about Rafi saab, Talat saab and Lata Mangeshkar. There are individual posts on Shamshad Begum, Uma Devi, etc. I have also written about Ghulam Mohammed and Shankar Jaikishan whose compositions, I enjoy immensely.

Of the 30 odd posts, “Sab Thhaath Pada Reh Jaavegaa” has had a great influence on me and especially the verses.

jo paaya hai wo baant ke kha
kangaal na kar kangaal na ho o
jo sab ka haal kiya toone
ek roz wo tera haal na ho o

is haath se de us haath se le
ho jaave sukhi ye jag saara

There was time when some songs of Mukesh were not to my liking. This view is particularly for a few songs at the fag end of his career wherein you find him singing all types of songs without the Midas touch of late 1940’s and 1950’s. Not having understood the lyrics properly, I had counted the above song also in that category. However, while writing the post and especially after Sudhir ji’s English translation, the song seems to be nothing short of philosophy of life that one must follow.

And then, “Lo Mil Gayi Degree Pyaar Ki” had its own story before it was put up as a post. A virtual Kishore Kumar solo was converted into a Mukesh post just because he had two words in the song. It was the last song of Mukesh-Roshan to be introduced to the blog and there was no way, I could lose the opportunity. Many eminent personalities were contacted who held different views on how Mukesh could fit in as he was not part of the movie etc.

Lastly, “Gokul Nagri Jaana” remains the oldest song sung by Mukesh on the blog. I have special memories of writing this post, as I was aware that I had touched upon a gold mine of 06 special songs of his career. Two of them remain untraced to date, but then there have been many surprises on this blog and I am sure all six will be accounted for.

The past year has been hectic for me from job and work point of view. However, with this post, I have barely managed to avoid the guilt of not having contributed for an entire year. I expect saner time allotment for this hobby again.

Coming back to the blog, I consider the following to be a few unique and unparalleled aspects about it.

  • Accuracy and authenticity of the contents
  • Complete and correct lyrics
  • Responsible, authoritative and sound contributors
  • The classification and arrangement of songs under various heads
  • Easy accessibility of information on Hindi songs
  • Common platform for like-minded Hindi songs enthusiasts
  • Due recognition and importance accorded to various artists
  • Accurate statistics of songs and artists contribution.

There could more important USP’s of the blog; however, the following two aspects are also quite important.

  • Opportunity for contributors to pen their thoughts on the blog
  • A unique friendship circle amongst the regulars

I think every reader and especially the contributors can never thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji enough, to acknowledge and appreciate the opportunity given to us to pen down our thoughts and represent songs on the blog. This is a very selfless and noble deed of Atul ji. Like-minded people met online on this blog and started a very special and unique circle, with quite a few sessions, visits etc. A whatsapp group is also formed with a few of the regulars and is more active than the blog itself now. 🙂

For me personally, the opportunity to interact with Mr. Harish Raghuwanshi ji was a great personal fulfilment. He has always helped me with my lists in the posts and also with information which would have been nearly impossible to trace elsewhere. Similarly, being in touch with eminent film historians and authors and knowledgeable personalities such as Shri Arun Kumarji, Harmandir Singh ji and many others has added new dimensions to our lives. In a fast moving world with technological advances, catching up with matters of yesteryears is so soothing and heart fulfilling. When we talk of ‘good old days’, here is a platform that binds us together.

Coming back to the series on Mukesh, a sort of regret that will always remain with me is not having a post on the collaboration of Mukesh with composer Anil Biswas. People fond of Hindi music need no explanation to elaborate the influence of Anil Da and stepping stone in Mukesh’s singing career with reference to “Dil Jaltaa Hai To Jalne De”Of the 22 odd songs that Mukesh sang for Anil Da, all have been covered on the blog. Not to give a sense of false hope, I would like to clarify that the song that I am presenting here today has nothing to do with Mukesh.

Instead, I would like to write on Anil Biswas.

What can one write about the ‘Bhishm Pitamah’ of Hindi film music that has not been written earlier. A pioneer of playback singing in India and the composer who gave the initial breaks to singers like Parul Ghosh, Meena Kapoor, Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Sudha Malhotra etc. He is credited with coaching Lata Mangeshkar with breath control techniques during recording of songs. Begum Akhtar’s timeless classics in the film ‘Roti’ (1942) were scored by him. Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Suraiya et al have sung several of their classic songs under his composition. Lata having sung under various composers has a lot of numbers under his composition too and these songs will always remain on a higher plane. The fame achieved by the songs in ‘Kismet’ (1943) will be discussed and mentioned for a very long time.

There is enough material on the net on Anil Biswas, his life in Mumbai and Delhi, the many pioneering aspects of his compositions, how the mighty composers of later-years were his assistants earlier etc. And then there is also a detailed wikipage dedicated to him. However, I would like to draw the attention of readers to AK ji’s blog songsofyore.com.

Seventh of July, last week was the birth anniversary of Anil Da. Four years back, 2014 was his centenary year and the AK ji’s blog has a wide range of tributes and had dedicated an entire year on Anil Biswas starting with his daughter’s introductory post which one can find here. The eighth and last post on this special series can be found here.

The last post referred above also contains in its first paragraph links to the other six posts on Anil Biswas posted in his centenary year. I think die-hard fans of Anil Da can look no further than these posts to enjoy the complete range of his compositions for various artists and well himself.

Yes, he did sing for himself and I present here one such song composed and also sung by him.

I have no words to express my happiness in writing this post and introducing the song composed as well as sung by Anil Biswas to the blog. The immense gratitude to Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me yet another opportunity to write goes without saying.

This solo song is from the film ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1939). Only one of the potential twelve songs in the film has been posted on the blog so far and this is only the second song from the film to be posted.

To conclude the post, I once again congratulate Atul ji and Sudhir ji on this stupendous achievement of one decade of existence of the blog. There is a long way to go and many more milestones to be achieved. As we complete one decade of existence and march into the second, then to silver jubilee and beyond, the journey itself has become the destination for Atulites.

Long live the music of vintage and golden era, long live the passion of Atulites and long live the longevity of the blog. 🙂


Song – Bhai Hum Pardesi Log Hamen Kaun Jaane  (Ek Hi Raasta) (1939) Singer – Anil Biswas, Lyrics – Pt Indra Chandra, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
na koi apna na koi apni..ee..ee
sabhi paraaye log
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraye log
hamen kaun pehchane re  
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun pehchane re
bhai hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
 
khud hi rijhaaen khud man jaaen
chaahe ramaaye jog
khud hi rijhaaen khud man jaaen
chaahe ramaaye jog
chaahe bane diwaane re bhai
chaahe bane diwaane re bhai
hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
 
sab se milte phir bhi akele..ey..ey
sab se milte phir bhi akele..ey..ey
apne dil ka rog  
apne dil ka rog
koi kya jaane re bhai
koi kya jaane re  
bhai hum pardesi log  
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane  
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraaye log
na koi apna na koi apni
sabhi paraaye log
hamen kaun pehchane re
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun pehchaane re
bhai hum pardesi log
hamen kaun jaane
o bhai hum pardesi lo..o..ogg

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी॰॰ई॰॰ई
सभी पराये लोग
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने

खुद ही रिझाएँ खुद मन जाएँ
चाहे रमाएं जोग
खुद ही रिझाएँ खुद मन जाएँ
चाहे रमाएं जोग
चाहे बने दीवाने रे भाई
चाहे बने दीवाने रे भाई
हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने

सबसे मिलते फिर भी अकेले॰॰ए॰॰ए
सबसे मिलते फिर भी अकेले॰॰ए॰॰ए
अपने दिल का रोग
अपने दिल का रोग
कोई क्या जाने रे भाई
कोई क्या जाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
ना कोई अपना ना कोई अपनी
सभी पराये लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन पहचाने रे
भई हम परदेसी लोग
हमें कौन जाने
ओ भई हम परदेसी लो॰॰ओ॰॰ओग


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

Blog Day : 3647 Post No. : 14478

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 2
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On the occasion of completing 10 years of the blog on July 19, 2018, I heartily congratulate Atul ji and his musical bandwagon for attaining a very important milestone.

The blog started with the intent of posting at least one song a day. At the time of joining the blog in July 2011, I felt as to how Atul ji could make a commitment of posting one song a day. With family responsibilities, a transferable job with chances of getting posted at not-so-internet-friendly places, the target of one song a day was not so easy as it looks. To my pleasant surprise, the target of posting one song a day (actually more) on the blog has been, more or less, adhered to with a punctuality of more than 98 per cent. My assessment is that there may be, on average, not more than 10 days in a year when songs were not posted on the blog. But the team of regular (and irregular) contributors to the blog have more than compensated by an average posting of nearly 4 songs per day during the last 10 years.

I got to know from the special posts written by Atul ji on the occasions of the celebrations of blog’s anniversaries and milestones that during the initial period of the blog, the response was not as per his expectation. At that time, as I understand from his write-ups, Raja ji’s encouraging words inspired him not to lose heart and to do his karma. Later on, as I have witnessed, the visitors to the Blog increased manifold. Presently, the number of visitors to the Blog have crossed well over 10.5 million (more than one crore). Coupled with the total number of films and songs covered, this blog is the primus inter blog (first among the blogs) covering Hindi films and non-film songs.

I consider myself very fortunate to be associated with the musical journey of the blog for the last 7 years. Based on my experience, I would say that one of the greatest contributions of the blog has been the creation of interest in Hindi film songs of pre-golden era period. When I joined the blog in July 2011, I found it interesting, amongst others, Arun ji’s well-documented informative posts about the Hindi films and their artists, especially of the pre-golden era period. I do not think that information on many of the films and artists covered in such articles is available in any other blogs on Hindi films.

On the occasion of a decade of this musical Blog, I have chosen one of my favourite songs from Hindi films of post-2000 period. This song has been my inspirational song during my Himalayan treks. The song is from the film ‘Swades’ (2004). I am reproducing the full mukhda of the song to bring out the relevance of these inspirational lines in the context of the musical journey of the blog:

yunhi chala chal raahi
yunhi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai ye duniya

Apparently this song is also a ‘journey song’. The hero, Shahrukh Khan is on a journey in a self-driven caravan (camping vehicle) to locate his Nanny in one of the remote villages in India. On the way, he is joined by a faqeer (Makarand Deshpande) to help him find the correct direction to his destination (he has been intentionally misguided in the earlier part of the film 🙂 ). What starts as a song being heard from the radio on vehicle’s dash board, it becomes a voice over to Shahrukh Khan (playback by Udit Narayan) and Makarand Deshpande (playback by Kailash Kher). Hariharan’s voice is used at the start of the song for lines heard from the dash board, and a line in-between the song and towards the end. The song is written by Javed Akhtar which is set to music by AR Rahman. In an interview to ‘The Hindu’ which appeared in its December 25, 2010 issue, AR Rahman had revealed that the tune of this song was originally composed for one of the songs of ‘Lagaan’ (2001) but it was not used.

As stated earlier, some parts of the lyrics of the song are relevant to the journey of our musical caravan ‘driven’ by Atul ji in which many like-minded persons are fellow-travellers. Just like the faqeer in the film shows the direction of the destination to Shahrukh Khan in the picturisation of the song, Sudhir ji has been performing more or less, the same role in our musical caravan apart from providing other value additions. Other fellow travellers in our musical caravan have been contributing in their own ways to facilitate the blog with its intent.

Any journey through any form of conveyance has a final destination. But our musical caravan is a journey sans destination, although during the journey, there are intermediate destinations (milestones). So, for our musical caravan, journey becomes more important than the destination.

I have personally interacted with Atul ji only once and may be a couple of times through e-mails. But with my 7 years of association with blog, I feel that I know him through blog more than my interactions with him. Two lines of Allama Iqbal from his nazm, ‘Saaqi Nama’ perhaps sum up my impression about Atul ji in the context of his musical journey through the Blog:

bahut usne dekhe hain past o buland
safar usko manzil se badh kar pasand

He has seen many low and high (of this blog’s journey)
But for him, the (musical) journey is far preferable than any destination

I wish Atul ji many more happy and enchanting years of the musical journey of this blog.

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Yun Hi Chala Chal Raahi (Swades) (2004) Singer – Udit Narayan, Kailash KherHariharan Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – AR Rehman

Lyrics

pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma
pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou

yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
bhaiya

hmm hmm aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa

ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
ho ho ho ho ho…ho ho ho …o
ho ho ho ho ho…ho..o
dil ko hai kyun ye betaabi
kis se mulaqaat honi hai
jiska kab se armaan tha
shaayad wahi baat honi hai
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
jeewan gaadi hai samay pahiya
aansoon ki nadiyaan bhi hain
khushiyon ki bagiyaan bhi hain
raasta sab tera takey bhaiya
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya

ae na na na ae na na na
ae ae ae ae ae….e
dekho jidhar bhi in raahon mein
rang pighalte hain nighaaon mein
thhandi hawa hai thhandi chhaaon hai
door wo jaane kiska gaaon hai
baadal ye kaisa chhaaya
dil ye kahaan le aaya
sapna ye kya dikhlaaya hai mujhko..o..o
har sapna sach lage
jo prem agan jale
jo raah tu chale
apne mann ki..ee
har pal ki seep se
moti hi tu chune
jo tu sada sune
apne mann ki..ee
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
bhool saare jhamele
dekh phoolon ke mele
badi rangeen hai duniya

mann apne ko kuchch aise halka paaye
jaise kandho pe rakha bojh hat jaaye
jaise bhola saa bachpan phir se aaye..ae
jaise barson mein koi ganga nahaaye
jai..se..ey barso..o..on mein
koi ganga nahaaye..ae..ae..ae
dhul saa gaya hai ye mann
khul saa gaya har bandhan
jeewan ab lagta hai paawan mujhko..o..o
jeewan mein preet hai
honthon pe geet hai
bas yehi jeet hai
sun le raahi..ee
tu jis disha bhi jaa
tu pyaar hi luta
tu deep hi jala
sun le raahi..ee
yun hi chala chal raahi
yun hi chala chal raahi
kaun ye mujhko pukaare
nadiya pahaad jheel aur
jharne jangal aur waadi
in mein hain kiske ishaare
yun hi chala chal raahi
(aa aa aa)
yun hi chala chal raahi
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
kitni haseen hai ye duniya
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
bhool saare jhamele
(aa aa aa aa aaa)
dekh phoolon ke mele
(aa aa aa aa aa aaaa)
badi rangeen hai duniya

ye raasta hai kah raha ab mujhse
milne ko hai koi kahin ab tujhse
rum tum taana na
ru ru tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na
rum tum taana na
ru tu tum tum taana na..
bhaiya
pa ni sa ga ga ma ma
ma ma re re re ni sa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa ga ga ga sa ma
ma ma sa pa pa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
yun hi chala…aa chal aa aa aa
sa ni sa sa
sa ni sa sa
kitni haseen hai ye duniya aa aa aa
ou ou ou ou ou
ou ou ou
ou ou ouou ou
ou ou ou
pa ma sa ni ni dha pa ma

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

प म सा नी नी ध प म
प म सा नी नी ध प म
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ

यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
रुम तुम ताना न
रु तु तुम तुम ताना न
भैया

हम्म मम्म आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ आ आss

ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
हो हो हो हो हो ॰॰॰ हो हो हो ॰॰॰ ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ॰॰॰ हो ॰॰॰ ओ
दिल को है क्यों ये बेताबी
किस से मुलाक़ात होनी है
जिसका कब से अरमां था
शायद वही बात होनी है
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
जीवन गाड़ी है समय पहिया
आंसूँ की नदियां भी हैं
खुशियों की बगियाँ भी हैं
रास्ता सब तेरा तके है भैया
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

ए ना ना ना ए ना ना ना
ए ए ए ए॰॰॰ए
देखो जिधर भी इन राहों में
रंग पिघलते हैं निगाहों में
ठंडी हवा है ठंडी छाँव है
दूर वो किसका गाँव है
बादल ये कैसा छाया
दिल ये कहाँ ले आया
सपना ये क्या दिखलाया है मुझको॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
हर सपना सच लगे
जो प्रेम अगन जले
जो राह तु चले
अपने मन की॰॰ई
हर पल की सीप से
मोती ही तु चुने
जो सदा तु सुने
अपने मन की॰॰ई
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
भूल सारे झमेले
देख फूलों के मेले
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

मन अपने को कुछ ऐसा हल्का पाये
जैसे कंधों पे रखा बोझ हट जाये
जैसे भोला सा बचपन फिर से आए॰॰ए
जैसे बरसों में कोई गंगा नहाये
जै॰॰से बरसो॰॰सों में
कोई गंगा नहाए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
धुल सा गया है ये मन
खुल सा गया हर बंधन
जीवन अब लगता है पावन मुझको॰॰ओ
जीवन में प्रीत है
होठों पे गीत है
बस ये ही जीत है
सुन ले राही॰॰ई
तु जिस दिशा भी जा
तु प्यार ही लुटा
तु दीप ही जला
सुन ले राही॰॰ई
यूं ही चला चल राही
यूं ही चला चल राही
कौन ये मुझको पुकारे
नदिया पहाड़ झील और
झरने जंगल और वादी
इन में हैं किसके इशारे
यूं ही चला चल राही
(आ आ आ)
यूं ही चला चल राही
(आ आ आ आ आ)
कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया
(आ आ आ आ आ)
भूल सारे झमेले
(आ आ आ आ आ)
देख फूलों के मेले
(आ आ आ आ आ)
बड़ी रंगीन है ये दुनिया

ये रास्ता है कह रहा अब मुझसे
मिलने को है कोई कहीं अब तुझसे
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
रुम तुम ताना ना
रु तु तुम तुम ताना ना
भैया

पा नी सा गा गा मा मा
मा मा रे रे रे नी सा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा गा गा गा सा मा
मा मा सा पा पा
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
यूं ही चला॰॰आ चल आ आ आ
सा नी सा सा
सा नी सा सा
कितनी हसीन हैं ये दुनिया आ आ आ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
उ उ उ उ उ
उ उ उ
पा मा सा नी नी धा पा मा


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.

Blog Day : 3630 Post No. : 14456

Today’s song is from film ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942).

Hindi film industry is a funny place. Great stories of the world fail when made into films and some ‘made to order’ stories become so successful films that the subsequent film makers copy the films, with slight alterations. Sometimes identical titles have nothing in common and sometimes remakes are made with different titles – not matching the original one in any way.

There was a film ‘Kunwaara Baap’ in 1974 also, made by the comedian Mehmood. There was absolutely no similarity in the story of these films. Mehmood’s film was essentially based on Polio Protection, while the 1942 film was a total comedy. In this case only the title is same, everything else is different. There is interesting information on ‘Kunwara Baap’ of 1942.

‘Bachelor Mother’ (1939) was a popular Hollywood film directed by Garson Kanim, with Ginger Rogers and David Niven in the lead. It was a story of a single girl, who finds an abandoned child and raises it. She is stamped as unwed mother and many hilarious situations are created with her lover.

This film was copied by Kishore Sahu, who produced and directed it under the banner of Acharya Art Prodns. He was the hero and the heroine was Pratima Dasgupta. The film was ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942). The theme was reversed here and the rich bachelor boy finds a child left in his car. Not finding its parents he decides to keep the child, which causes misunderstandings with his lady friend etc.

The noted Hindi novelist Amritlal Nagar (famous for his novels – ‘Boond aur Sagar’ and ‘Shatranj ke Mohre’ etc.) wrote the dialogues and lyrics of this film. He also acted in the film. Nagar had earlier written for films ‘Sangam’ (1941) and ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1942). Later he also wrote for ‘Raja’ (1943).

This film became very popular. Later on many films in many languages were made on this theme. Even Hollywood made a remake called ‘Bundle of Joy’ in 1956 with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Murphy in the lead.

In Madras the AVM supremo saw these two films and decided to make a Tamil film ‘Vazhkai’, on this story. He got his cast ready except the heroine. He wanted a fresh face, preferably a debutante. Anyway, a young Telugu actress Pandhari Bai was selected, but it was found that she could not speak Tamil fluently.  MV Raman, AVM’s Director suggested a name of a young dancer Vijayantimala, who was the daughter of actress Vasundhara Devi and MD Ramaswami. She was called and a contract for 3 years was signed .

When ‘Vazhkai’ was being made, AVM supremo saw the Hindi film ‘Khidki’ (1942) with C Ramchandra’s music. This he liked so much that as many as 3 songs from ‘Khidki’ were copied and used in ‘Vazhkai’ by the MD – Sudarshanam. ‘Vazhkai’ was released in 1949 and it was a super duper hit. AVM made a Telugu remake – Jeevitham (1950). This too was a hit.  Then AVM decided it was time to invade the Hindi films and a film called ‘Bahaar’ was made in 1951 with Vijayantimala and Karan Dewan. Karan Dewan was considered a lucky star in those days. This film also became a hit. ‘Bahar’ also had a  similar story as ‘Kunwara Baap’.

The cast of this film was Kishore Sahu, Pratima Dasgupta, Anjali Devi, Master Dhulia, Moni Chatterjee, Nana Palshikar etc. The film was made by Acharya Art Productions, owned by NR Acharya (ex Bombay Talkies). The film was directed by Kishore Sahu. The music was composed by Ramchandra Pal, for the lyrics by Amritlal Nagar, Balam, Satyakam and Sharma. However, in HFGK, none of the songs of the film are specifically credited to any one lyricist.

The story, dialogues, screenplay and some lyrics were by Amritlal Nagar (17-8-1916 to 23-2-1990). He was an extraordinary person. He handled almost every department of literature – except perhaps poetry and autobiography. Short stories, novels, dramas, travelogues etc. were written by him. During 1940 to 1947 he was associated with the film industry. He wrote stories, screenplays, dialogues of as many as 20 films in Bombay, Kolhapur and Madras. He dubbed MS Subbulaxmi’s Tamil film ‘Meerabai’ (1947) into Hindi. He also worked to translate Russian films like ‘Zoya’ and ‘Bukhara’ into Hindi. He won innumerable awards, including Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Academy award. He was one of the very rare Hindi literature stalwarts to work in film industry for such a sustained period.

Music Director Ramchandra Pal, born in 1909 was actually a medical Doctor, who entered this profession in various capacities. As an actor he did 3 films – ‘Manmohan’ (1936), ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936) and ‘Aazad’ (1940). He produced and directed a film ‘Raj Nandini’ (1962), made under his own banner – Pal Films. However, this film was never released.

He started his music career with  Tamil films, ‘Bilwamangal’ (1932) and ‘Sarangdhara’ (1935). He shifted to Calcutta and gave music to Bangla films, ‘Rajani’ (1936) and ‘Indira’ (1936). His first Hindi film was ‘Prem Sagar’ (1939), a film made in south by a Bombay film company. This he confirmed in the interview given to Harmandir ji (LB-69).

He was connected as MD with Bombay Talkies films ‘Kangan’ (1939), ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), ‘Bandhan’ (1940), ‘Aazad’ (1940) and ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941). His last film as MD was ‘Raj Nandini’ of 1962. In all he gave music to 20 films. He also sang 15 songs in 7 films. Incidentally, today’s song was his last song as a singer. After 1942 he left singing and after 62 he left film industry and started his private medical clinic in Shivaji Park, Dadar, Bombay. He practiced till his death.

The name Anjali Devi, which appears in the cast is not of the famous south actress Anjali Devi (8-12-1927 to 13-1-2014), who acted in films like ‘Ek Tha Raja’ (1951) (dubbed film), ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), ‘Ladki’ (1953), ‘Devta’ (1956), ‘Suvarn Sundari’ (1957) etc. This Anjali Devi of the 40s was different. As usual, I find that the filmography of south Anjali Devi includes films done by Anjali Devi of the 40s. This is what I call Same Name Confusion.

Miss Anjali Devi’s real name was Durgesh Kumari. She was born at Benaras in 1926 in a respectable Brahmin family. Her education was not much but she was fluent in Hindi, Urdu, English and Sanskrit. At the age of 14 years, she came to Bombay, to fulfil her desire of becoming an actress. She joined Ranjit Films and worked in film ‘Pardesi’ (1940). The film was released in 1941. She was credited as Durgesh in this film. She was called to Bombay Talkies to work in film ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), directed by Najam Naqvi. When a section of artistes, led by S Mukherjee, left Bombay Talkies to start Filmistan in 42, one of the BT directors NR Acharya also left and started his own company Acharya Art Productions. Anjali Devi also left to join Acharya. She acted in 3 films of Acharya, ‘Kunwara Baap’, ‘Uljhan’ (1942) and ‘Aage Kadam’ (1943). She later on acted in ‘Paristan’ (1944), and ‘Parivartan’ (1949). She then got married to NR Acharya and settled as a housewife.

Film’s heroine was the dashing Pratima Dasgupta.  She was an actress, producer and a director. She was born on 5-9-1921 into a wealthy family of Bhavnagar. Though many sources mention name of the place of Bhavnagar, which is in Gujarat, I doubt it very much. There are no mentions or references that she was in anyway connected to Gujarat in her lifetime. I believe she was born in Bhanagar – a town just 31 kms. from Calcutta city. This unknown Bhanagar must have become well known Bhavnagar. Her family was related to Ravindranath Tagore. So, after the initial education in England, she came to Shantiniketan and completed her studies. She was a favourite and a favoured student throughout.

Looking at her acting skills,it was Tagore himself who recommended her to act in the Bangla film ‘Gora’ (1938), based on his own novel. Her role of Latika – daughter of Paresh Babu in the film – who falls in love with Bijoy and marries him – was liked by Tagore. She did one more film ‘Na Honewali Baat’ (1938) in Hindi,followed by the Hindi version of ‘Rukmini’ in 1939. After doing 4 Bangla films, she did the Trilingual film (Bangla, Hindi and English)- ‘Raj Nartaki’ (1941). This was made by Wadia Movietone in Bombay and was directed by Modhu Bose, husband of the heroine Sadhona Bose – the international dancer. During her Bombay visit, she got married to an aspiring actor Madsrurul Haq, son of a rich Zamindar Ehsanul Haq of Jallundhar. Madsrurul Haq’s younger sister, Begum Para was a sizzling actress of the 1940s and 1950s

Her other Hindi films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1942), ‘Raja’ (1943) and ‘Shararat’ (1944), all directed by Kishore Sahu. She also did ‘Namaste’ in 1943. After this she turned to direction and did her first film ‘Chhamiya’ in 1945, with Begum Para and David as a Lead pair. She repeated this team again in ‘Pagle’ (1950) also. However her second film ‘Jharna’ (1948) was banned by Morarji Desai, the then Chief Minister of Bombay Province, on the plea that the film had explicit sexual scenes in it. No wonder, as her sister in law – the sizzling Begum Para, had given some uninhibited scenes in this film. This film was a financial disaster for Pratima and she decided to quit films.

In all, Pratima Dasgupta did 10 Hindi films and 8 Bangla films.

Out of the 9 songs of film Kunwara Baap, I have heard 6 songs. Some of them are quite interesting like “Chai Piyogi Rani” and “O Meri Rani, Meri Rani ”, but I felt we must have at least one song of Ramchandra Pal on our blog. This is the only song listed for the film, for which HFGK mentions the singer’s name . Other songs are without names of singers or lyricists. The song’s tune is not very catchy or lilting but the song has a historical value.

The singer and the film both make a debut on the blog.

 

[Author’s Note: Credits – Khalid Hasan from TFT, Pakistan; Isak Mujawar; A.I. Film directory; HFGK; MuVyz; LB-69; Harish Raghuwanshi ji; Wikipedia; and my notes.]

 


Song – Kaahe Paap Se Paap Chhipaaye (Kunwaara Baap) (1942) Singer – Ramchandra Pal, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Ramchandra Pal

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

kaahe. . .
kaahe. . .

paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

bigdi baat banaane ko tu
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
karni karta ?? ?? ??
phir paachhe pachhtaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
bhog doosra paaye
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
paap se paap chhipaaye

paap se paap chhipaa..aaye. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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काहे॰ ॰ ॰
काहे॰ ॰ ॰

पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए

बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
करनी करता ?? ?? ??
फिर पाछे पछताए
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए

फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
भोग दूसरा पाये
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए
पाप से पाप छिपाए

पाप से पाप छिपा॰॰आए॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3630 Post No. : 14455

Yesterday, 25th June was the birth anniversary of actor Raghuveer Yadav and we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. (In the anniversary list on our blog his birth date is mentioned as Jan 1st, however almost all of the internet sites that I came across during search for his biography have mentioned 25th June’1957 as his date of birth. So now I only have doubt about the year of his birth if it is correct, the reason is mentioned in the write up below.

Many of us movie Hindi Movie lovers are aware of Raghuveer Yadav and his multifaceted talent. I cannot exactly tell when my first interaction was watching his perform was but going by the chronology I think it was his TV serial ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’ which left an indelible mark on my mind. Later on, so far, I think I had watched very few of his movies, not even the newer ones too.

But still Raghuveer Yadav is one such name that brings many things to mind – unmatchable talent, his rustic-but so natural-and innocent acting which gets him immersed into the character and the one watching it gets involved so much so that when he came out of the movie hall he came with this character (which ever he is playing) all around oneself and it take time before one comes to normal after that. His acting does not only shake your mind and leave its imprints but leaves its magic on your ‘soul’ that is how I would like to put it in my words.

A story of simplicity, struggle, and an extra-ordinary achievement coming from an ordinary background. A living saga of dedication, hard work and immense talent. So, I think, to know why Raghuveer Yadav is what he is today, one must learn about his formative years mainly, which evolve him into being a ‘living legend’ today. I am approaching this post in a different manner without mentioning the name of the movies he has acted till now. Because as he himself has mentioned that his best is yet to come and whatever he has done till now, he feels, could have been done much better than that. As an ‘actor’ he thinks, he cannot achieve what he wants to achieve in this ‘single life’ and needs ‘one (or may be more)’ lives to achieve that. The journey is on. . .

Raghuveer Yadav was born on in Jabalpur District of Madhya Pradesh on 25th June, 1957. His father was a farmer in a small village near Jabalpur.  Among five siblings – three sisters and two brothers – he was the second after his elder sister. Since his childhood he was fond of singing even though none from his family was even remotely related with singing. Given the background of living around farms and learning in a small village school where the classes were conducted below a tree and sitting on the wooden planks, it was natural for him to get attracted towards the nature and maybe he developed that habit of observing the happenings around since those days. He used to take his cattle or grazing around and travelling bullock-carts.

As he was not interested much in studies he somehow completed his education till Higher Secondary (as told by himself in his interview in ‘Guftagoo’ on Rajya Sabha TV). When he was asked to learn Science in Higher Secondary, in apprehension of failing in exams he planned to run away from home and ‘fortunately’ so there was a person in his village who used to run-away from home at regular intervals and had become a ‘professional bhagouda’. Raghuveer run away with him and they reach at the person’s Uncle. After the money stolen from (his father’s pocket) was finished Raghuveer’s friend returned back to his village. However Raghuveer decided to stay back and joined a ‘Parsi theatre group’ in those years and started singing there. In Parsi theatre the ability to sing was a very necessary qualification to get any work there.

Well in those years (1967 as per him i.e. why I think his year of birth should be earlier than 1957, if we consider he ran away from home when he was doing higher secondary.). He got the job of singing in between the intervals during the change of ‘scenes’. He used to get Rs.2.50 per day or even Rs.1.00/1.50 sometimes then and thus had to be without food many times. When the survival became difficult and the singing opportunities were getting reduced he has to take on ‘acting’ at the behest of the owner of the group. There he also started learning, writing and speaking ‘Urdu’.

After working with this ‘play group’ for almost six years and travelling through various places for doing plays, Raghuveer finally come to Lucknow and started doing ‘Puppet’ shows. And after that he landed in Delhi and joined the National School of Drama. And, from here under the baton of Ibrahim Alkazi he learned and learned a lot about theatre, set designing, craft, music and singing, and his journey till reaching here had already given him lot of insights on ‘human life’ too.

He was a part of the NSD Repertory when he got his first opportunity to work in movies and thus his entry in movies happened with ‘Massey Saheb-1985’, which fetch him two International awards too. He was awarded the Silver Peacock for best acting at the 11th International Film Festival of India in 1987.

He always wanted to be a singer and has a passion for music. He plays many instruments and even builds some on his own. Singing and Music has remained his strong passion and that is why in trying and testing times or in depression he always resorted to music which gives him peace and satisfaction. During his interviews he has mentioned that the music during the ‘sixties’ was his favourite, however so far he didn’t mention any of the Bollywood songs which he liked most. It will be interesting to know which songs his favourite during those years have been and which motivated him if any. Or may be since he was mainly attracted towards theatre, the poetry-based songs and/or folk songs remained his main attraction. He also fondly remembers his days of theatre in ‘Delhi’ and all his friends there whom he missed a lot. (I would request readers to watch and listen to his singing of ‘Delhi’ and ‘Majnu’ in his interviews which is very touching).

Given the hardships he faced in life and reaching the heights where he is today cannot be summed up in one article here. It required a detailed biography which I am sure will be interesting and inspirational for the many who wants to achieve a ‘purpose’ in life.

Today I present a song from the movie ‘Aasmaan Se Giraa’ (1991). This film is directed by Pankaj Parashar for ‘Children’s Film Society of India’. Pankaj Parashar also wrote the story and screenplay of this movie. Neena Bhatnagar was the additional screenplay writer of this movie. It had Raghuveer Yadav, Abhishek, Kalpana Iyer, Rakesh Shrivastava, Sunil Ranade, Navtej Hundal, Ranjit Shah, Kurush Deboo, DK Mathur, DN Shaily and Sanjeev Shah. Sheeba, Tisca Arora, Rajesh Puri, Anupam Kher, Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Amjad Khan make ‘guest appearances’ in this movie. Commentary in the movie was done by Shaban Azmi. Anubhav Sinha was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie, and V Ramesh Babu was the Chief Assistant Editor. Editing for this movie was done by Afaque Husain.  Choreography of this movie was done by Vijay Oscar, Bhupendra Singh, Pankaj Parashar. Bijon Das Gupta was the Art Director of this movie. Raghuveer Yadav, Shailendra Singh, Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hema and Abhishek gave their voices to the songs in this movie. Kamlesh Pandey was the lyricist for this movie and he also wrote the dialogues for this movie. Music for this movie was composed by Louis Banks.

It was passed by the Censor Board on 30.08.1991 (but seems to be released in theatres on 04.09.1992 as most of the internet sources mentioned it). The following synopsis about this movie and brief about the Director of this movie Pankaj Parashar has been taken as given with the YouTube link (Ultra Kids Zone, posted on 06.08.2016) of this movie;

A young prince is trained for a time when he will grow up to become king. The lonely boy is frustrated at being kept secluded while being taught the art of statesmanship by great scholars. One day he finds a strange little man from another planet. He names his new friend Trishanku and the two exchange views about their own worlds. Trishankhu is homesick and wishes to return back to his planet. The two-escape trying to find ways for Trishankhu to go back. On their journey they develop a deep bonding and it is hard for Trishankhu to let go.

This heartwarming film by popular TV and film director Pankaj Parashar stars a galaxy of Bollywood stars in guest appearances including Sridevi, Amjad Khan, Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher.

Pankaj Parashar A reputed director of films and TV series. He is an alumnus of FTII, Pune. His diploma film ‘Malfunction’ for the institute won him a Filmfare Award for Best Documentary. Since then he has held the directorial chair for many reputed films most notable being ‘Jalwa’ (1987) and ‘Chaal Baaz’ (1989) with the latter winning him another Filmfare award. He also made the immensely popular TV serial ‘Karamchand’, India’s first detective series in 1985. Currently Pankaj divides his time making ad films and working on his next feature film

I remember having watched this movie on ‘Doordarshan’ may be in 1994-95, and since then I could not forget it. I was searching for its songs since many years now and particularly I liked the other song of this movie very much and I and my cousins used to discuss about it and sing it whenever we used to get together. The movie also has some beautiful locations of Rajasthan and this could be the other factor why it is close to my heart as I was in Rajasthan then from 1989-1996 🙂 though I watched the movie on TV during visit to hometown in Maharashtra.

Let us now enjoy the today’s wonderful-philosophical song, sung by Raghuveer Yadav and Master Abhishek, which I sincerely hope you too will like and enjoy.

Song – Ghar Jaana Hai (Aasmaan Se Gira) (1991) Singer – Raghuveer Yadav, Master Abhishek, Lyrics – Kamlesh Pandey, MD – Louis Banks

Lyrics

kitni gol hai duniya teri
reh gaya main chakraake
aasmaan se giraa magar
atkaa khajoor mein aake ae
mujhe ghar jaana hai ae
ghar jaana hai ae ae
ghar jaana hai ae

hamaara itihaas mahaan hai
mahaa puroshon ki khaan hai
itihaas?
ye kya hota hai
ek tha sikandar
aadmi tha ya bandar
ha ha ha
yunaan ka raja tha
sikandar mahaan
sapna tha uska
loote saara jahaan
desh pardesh
uske jhande taley aate gaye
raja maharaja sabhi sar jhukaate gaye
mere bhaai
ye jhanda kya hota hai
dande ke upar ek kapda hota hai
jo haar jaata hai
to ban jaata hai ghulam
jeetnewaale ke jhande ko
karna padta hai salaam

samjhaa aa

sab ka alag alag jhanda hai
jhande ke andar danda hai
jisko guroor aata hain
apna danda dikhlaata hai
jhande se jhanda ladta hai
aadmi kat’ta marta hai
har ek desh jhande se lais
jiska danda usi ki bhains
isiliye to dete naara
jhanda ooncha rahe hamaara
jhanda ooncha rahe hamaara

sikandar ne lekin
saari duniya ko jeeta
achchha hota
agar wo ghar baith kar chaai peeta
chai peenewaale
itihaas nahin banaate

yahi agar itihaas hai to
kya karna isey dohraake
aasmaan se giraa magar
atkaa khajoor mein aake ae
mujhe ghar jaana hai
ghar jaana hai ae ae
ghar jaana hai

hamaari sanskriti hai bahut puraani
hamaare yahaan huye hai
bade bade gyaani
mere bhaai
kya hota hai gyaan
kya hota hai gyaani
gyaani wo jisne jaani
aatma kya hai
partmaatma kya hai
ye sab moti moti kitaabon mein likha hai
kya likha hai
aatma kya hai
aatma amar hai
chaurasi lakh yoniyon ka safar hai
na koyi jeeta hai
na marta hai
aatma bas nayaa roop dharta hai

koyi jeeta na koyi marta hai
koyi farq nahin padta hai

phir to koyi kisi ko maare
begunaah saare hatyaare
naa koyi khooni naa koi laash
mujrim judge sab ek hi saath

janam janam ka pheraa hai
chidiya rain basera hai

janam janam ke phere mein
main rah gaya chakkar kha ke
aasmaan se giraa magar
atkaa khajoor mein aake ae
mujhe ghar jaana hai
ghar jaana hai ae ae
ghar jaana hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कितनी गोल है दुनिया तेरी
रह गया मैं चकराके
आसमान से गिरा मगर
अटका खजूर में आके ए
मुझे घर जाना है ए
घर जाना है ए ए
घर जाना है ए

हमारा इतिहास महान है
महा पुरूषों कि खान है
इतिहास?
ये क्या होता है

एक था सिकंदर
आदमी था या बन्दर
ह ह ह
यूनान का राजा था
सिकंदर महान
सपना था उसका
लुटे सारा जहां
देश परदेश
उसके झंडे तले आते गए
राजा महाराजा सभी सर झुकाते गए
मेरे भाई
ये झंडा क्या होता है
डंडे के ऊपर एक कपडा होता है
जो हार जाता है
तो बन जाता है गुलाम
जीतनेवाले के झंडे को
करना पड़ता है सलाम
समझा ॰ ॰ ॰

सब का अलग अलग झंडा है
झंडे के अन्दर डंडा है
जिसको गुरूर आता हैं
अपन डंडा दिखलाता है
झंडे से झंडा लड़ता है
आदमी कटता मरता है
हर एक देश झंडे से लैस
जिसका डंडा उसी कि भैंस
इसीलिए तो देते नारा
झंडा ऊँचा रहे हमारा
झंडा ऊँचा रहे हमारा

सिकंदर ने लेकिन
सारी दुनिया को जीता
अच्छा होता
अगर वो घर बैठ कर चाय पीता
चाय पीनेवाले
इतिहास नहीं बनाते

यही अगर इतिहास है तो
क्या करना इसे दोहराके
आसमान से गिरा मगर
अटका खजूर में आके ए
मुझे घर जाना है ए
घर जाना है ए ए
घर जाना है ए

हमारी संस्कृति बहुत पुरानी है
हमारे यहाँ हुए है
बड़े बड़े ग्यानी
मेरे भाई
क्या होता है ज्ञान
क्या होता है ग्यानी
ग्यानी वो जिसने जानी
आत्मा क्या है
परमात्मा क्या है
ये सब मोटी मोटी किताबों में लिखा है
क्या लिखा है
आत्मा क्या है
आत्मा अमर है
चौरासी लाख योनियों का सफ़र है
ना कोई जीता है
ना कोई मरता है
आत्मा बस नया रूप धरता है
कोई जीता न कोई मरता है
कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता है

फिर तो कोई किसी को मारे
बेगुनाह सारे हत्यारे
ना कोई खुनी ना कोई लाश
मुजरिम जज सब ही साथ

जनम जनम का फेरा है
चिड़िया रेन बसेरा है

जनम जनम के फेरे में
मैं रह गया चक्कर खा के

आसमान से गिरा मगर
अटका खजूर में आके ए
मुझे घर जाना है ए
घर जाना है ए ए
घर जाना है ए


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.

Blog Day : 3628 Post No. : 14452

Today’s song is from a film ‘Paaro’ (1947), made during the turmoil of Independence of India. By early 1947, it was clear that India would be divided and a new nation, based on religion, would be carved out by bifurcating United India. The name Pakistan was also known to everyone.

Like in every other field of activity, Hindi film industry  was also abuzz with rumours of who is migrating and who is not. Close to the month of June, July 1947, many ‘would be’ migrators were seen selling their properties. There was total chaos in film world. People were seen with suspicion and caution. All this culminated in a frenzy of activity in the industry. Everyone was in a hurry to complete his assignments. Financiers were hastening the producers and directors to complete their films somehow.

This finally ended in a record number of films made in the year 1947. The number of total films made was 280, and only Hindi films were 181. This record number was surpassed only after 41 years ! In the year 1985, the number of Hindi films made was 185. These figures are taken from Film Index by Harmandir ji. It automatically transpired that the quantity was achieved at the cost of quality. Almost 75 to 80 % films of 1947 were obscure and forgotten within a short time.

Films like ‘Aisa Kyun’, ‘Atom Bomb’, ‘Barrister’, ‘Beete Din’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Chandrahaas’, ‘Dehati’, ‘Daulat Ke Liye’, ‘Extra Girl’, ‘Farz’, ‘Gaurav’, ‘Gudiya’, ‘Heera’, ‘Janata’, ‘Jhalak’, ‘Khandaani’, ‘Lalat’, ‘Manmaani’, ‘Mere Bhagwan’, ‘Mohan’, ‘Nai Baat’, ‘Pehla Pyaar’, ‘Riwaaz’, ‘Shabari’, ‘Shahkaar’, ‘Tohfa’, ‘Toote Dil’, ‘Veerangana’ are some of the films made in 1947. How many of us even know about them ? Actually, some of these were films in which well known and major stars of the times had acted. For example, Mohan had Dev Anand as hero, Lalat was the debut film of Usha Kiran (as Usha Marathe), Prem Adib and Vanmala had acted in Chandrahaas etc.

‘Paaro’ was also one such film which was probably the outcome of the frenzy of 1947. The music director, the heroine, the director, both the lyricists and one singer of this film migrated to Pakistan at their earliest. I have not seen this film. perhaps it never came to Hyderabad. After Independence, Sardar Patel had launched ‘Operation Polo’, to annexe Hyderabad state  to India in 1948. The state was in turmoil, so new releases of 1947 came only after October 1948, that too only the most popular ones like ‘Shehnai’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Naatak’, ‘Neelkamal’, ‘Jugnu’, ‘Elaan’, ‘Dard’ and the likes of them.

The cast of film ‘Paaro’ was Geeta Nizami, Randhir, Jeevan, Ranjeet Kumari (who married actor Ram Singh and settled in UP) , Saroj Borkar, Kusum Bhate (sister of Rohini Bhate, the internationally famous dancer, on whom Lata’s first playback song was filmed in film ‘Aap Ki Sewa Mein’) etc. Geeta Nizami’s real name was Rashida Begum. She was born in 1926, in a middle class family of Lahore. At the age of 14, she was married to Barkat Nizami, uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This was his second marriage.

It was through the efforts of Barkat Nizami that she was introduced to the screen. This person had a knack for recruiting girls to cinema. First he brought in Mumtaz Shanti and then his own wife. According to him this was a business, more than a marriage. He used to take 50% of earnings from Mumtaz Shanti, but after she married Wali Saheb, this stopped. To compensate, he brought Geeta. He had made a written agreement with her that she will give 50% of her income to Barkat and 25 % to his son from first wife. She earned only 25 %. This type of arrangements used to be there in those days. This was nothing but exploitation of helpless poor girls.

Geeta Nizami made her debut as a Heroine.  Initially, she took on the name of Mohini, but after realizing that there was another actress Mohna, already in films, she became Geeta and added Nizami to it. Another actress having such a Hybrid name was Mumtaz Shanti, in the same period.

In her first film ‘Mann Ki Jeet’ (1944), she acted and had a song and dance. The song was “More Jubna Ka Dekho Ubhaar” sung by Zohrabai, written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by SK Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sensuous. She was shown emerging from a blooming lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became talk of the town. The then Bombay Government, led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.  Her second film was Navyug’s propaganda film ‘Panna’ (1944). Her acting in this film was so good that the Govt. of India gave her a gift of Rs. 9000 as a reward.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue long as a heroine in films. She was lead actress in only seven films, out of total 13 that she did in India. The reason why she did not get more roles as a heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible and her head was full of lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. (I remember another actress of the early 1960s – Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after ‘Professor’ (1962).)

Geeta Nizami did just 13 films. Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

The film had only 7 songs, written by Nakshab Jarchavi and S. Nadeem, composed by Music Director Rashid Atre.

Composer RASHEED ABDUL ATRE was born in Amritsar on 15-2-1919. His father Khushi Mohammed was a well known musician and singer. Rasheed learnt music from Ustad Khan Saheb Ashfaq Hussain. Then he went to Calcutta and worked under RC Boral. During his stay in Calcutta he is presumed to have composed songs for films ‘Pardanasheen’ (1942) and ‘Mamta’ (1942), under the name RA Atra. After coming back to Bombay he joined Jhande Khan and Gobindram in composing songs for Pagli’ (1943). He was assistant to composer Amir Ali in ‘Panna’ (1944). With Pt Amarnath, he composed songs for ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1945). Then came ‘Room No. 9’ (1946), ‘Nateeja’ (1947), ‘Paaro’ (1947) and ‘Shikaayat’ (1948). From 43 to 48 he gave music to 6 (confirmed) films. Not much, but then he did not get much time too.

‘Nateeja’ was a Muslim social made by Bombay Talkies and he was specially called for it. ‘Nateeja’ music was his best in India and all its songs became very popular. For ‘Room No 9’, he worked in Navyug Chitrapat Co. where one of the owners was PK Atre, a noted Marathi writer and dramatist. PK Atre was, of course a Hindu, but it was a coincidence.

After Partition Atre went to Pakistan. He first served Radio Pakistan, Rawalpindi and then at Lahore. He prospered in Pakistan and gave music in 54 Urdu and Punjabi films. He was awarded the coveted Nigar Award 3 times in a row.  The famous marching song of Pakistan ”Allah o Akba ” was composed by him. The first Pakistani film for which Rasheed Atre gave his music was director Masood Pervez’s ‘Beli’ (1950).

Three years after ‘Beli’, Rasheed was in-charge of music for director Nazir Ahmed Khan’s Punjabi film, ‘Shehri Babu’ (1953), whose evergreen songs still are popular in Pakistan . Atre’s music for director WZ Ahmed’s 1954 family-friendly film ‘Roohi’ (1954) was also a huge success.

Rasheed Atre’s music is all very praise-worthy in director Nazir Ahmed Khan’s film ‘Khatoon’, which was popular for its thumri. Atre’s composition exhibits an astonishing range and power in director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s superhit film ‘Sarfarosh’ (1956). In 1956, Rasheed was also given the responsibility of composing songs for director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s golden jubilee punjabi film ‘Chann Mahi’ (1956) (lyrics: Tufail Hoshiarpuri, starring: Bahar, Aslam Pervaiz). Atre was, indeed, a powerhouse of a musician and a case in point is director WZ Ahmed’s all-time favorite film, ‘Waada’ (1957), which happened to be a movie from a more idealistic time. At the height of his fame, Atre came up with his magical composition for film director Anwar Kamal Pasha’s semi-historical movie, ‘Anarkali’ (1958). To be precise, it was a joint venture of 2 film music composers Rasheed Attre and Master Inayat Hussain.

Rasheed Attre passed away on December 18, 1967, at the age of 48.

Today’s song is sung by Rashid Atre himself with co singers, whose names are not mentioned in HFGK, so no guessing. Both, singer Rashid Atre and the film Paro-47 make a debut on the blog today.

[Author’s Note: Credits- Film directory, mpop.org, pakfilms.net, Encylopedia of Indian Cinema, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Muvyz, HFGK, my notes.]
[Ed note-With this song, “Paaro” (1947) becomes the 100th movie of 1947 to get represented in the blog]

 


Song – Jeevan Panchhi Boli Boley (Paaro) (1947) Singer – Rashid Atre, Unidentified Female Singer, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Rashid Atre

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

kaun chhoot aur kaun achhoot
sab hindustani hain
kaun chhoot aur kaun achhoot
sab hindustani hain
alag alag paudhe bagiya ke
par hai paani ek
alag alag paudhe bagiya ke
par hai paani ek
?? kahaana re
?? kahaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

ek baap ke laakhon bete
ek bhoomi par rehte
ek baap ke laakhon bete
ek bhoomi par rehte
aandhi paani aag hawaa sab
ek saath hi sehte
aandhi paani aag hawaa sab
ek saath hi sehte
kyun bairi ban jaana re
kyun bairi ban jaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

do din ka hai sab ka jeevan
kaun oonch aur neech
do din ka hai sab ka jeevan
kaun oonch aur neech
palak jhapakte udd jaayen sab
?? ho ya ??
?? ho ya ??
maati mein mil jaana re
maati mein mil jaana re
jeevan panchhi boli boley
jeevan aana jaana re pagle
jeevan aana jaana

desh jal raha
desh jal raha
desh jal raha bhed bhav ki
ab ye aag mita do
ho jaao sab ek
prem ki ganga nadi bahaa do
ho jaao sab ek
ho jaao sab ek
ho jaao sab ek

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

कौन छूत और कौन अछूत
सब हिंदुस्तानी हैं
कौन छूत और कौन अछूत
सब हिंदुस्तानी हैं
अलग अलग पौधे बगिया के
पर है पानी एक
अलग अलग पौधे बगिया के
पर है पानी एक
?? कहाना रे
?? कहाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

एक बाप के लाखों बेटे
एक भूमि पर रहते
एक बाप के लाखों बेटे
एक भूमि पर रहते
आँधी पानी आग हवा सब
एक साथ ही सहते
आँधी पानी आग हवा सब
एक साथ ही सहते
क्यों बैरी बन जाना रे
क्यों बैरी बन जाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

दो दिन का है सब का जीवन
कौन ऊंच और नीच
दो दिन का है सब का जीवन
कौन ऊंच और नीच
पालक झपकते उड़ जाएँ सब
?? हो या ??
?? हो या ??
माटी में मिल जाना रे
माटी में मिल जाना रे
जीवन पंछी बोली बोले
जीवन आना जाना रे पगले
जीवन आना जाना

देश जल रहा
देश जल रहा
देश जल रहा बेहद भाव की
अब ये आग मिटा दो
हो जाओ सब एक
प्रेम की गंगा नदी बहा दो
हो जाओ सब एक
हो जाओ सब एक
हो जाओ सब एक


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 : 3622 Post No. : 14436

Missing Films of 1960s – 76
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Hindi cinema encompasses quite a few genres and categories. It is a sad statement that the industry has almost always been controlled and driven more by the financial expectations. The earliest model of large studios as centers of film production activities, was somewhat immune to the craziness of financial pressures. The studio system had its own cons, but it provided a larger stability and sustainability to the production effort and to the team belonging to the studio.

It was all too soon that people with all kinds of mental inclinations realized both the power of this medium, and the possibility of landing a jackpot with a hit film. This awareness brought in all kinds of unscrupulous elements, as well as businessmen with an urge to invest unaccounted money in a gamble to make more money. If I recall correctly, the 1949 film ‘Kalpana’ touched upon this aspect, displaying a cruel brazen-ness with which the financiers and the touts dealt with the artists. The grossly dismal record the industry has in terms of its own record keeping and archiving, is an outcome of this ‘jackpot’ mentality – the actual owners of film actually cared a zilch for the film itself. With every venture, the financier would launch a new production banner. One can well imagine the ill effects of this lack of continuity and ownership for the artistic product itself.

But I digress – this discussion on film financing models, another time. I started with the genres and categories, with the purpose to highlight how some genres and categories have fallen by the wayside, over the decades. One of the casualties of the projected “lack of public interest” and the “lack of return on investment” has been the genre of religious pictures. Till the end of 1970s, or maybe even 1980s, there used to be quite a number of offerings of religious films produced every year. In one of his articles, our dear Arun ji has presented an analysis of this aspect – the number of religious films produced on average per year, and the progressive decline of this number over the decades. These days, one rarely hears about a religious offering coming from the mainline cinema. TV, yes, we do hear more about serials on religious themes. Or maybe the investment by the end user, in terms of time and money, is getting channelized much more towards TV productions and the live kathas (discourses) – there literally has been an explosion in the number of kathas being organized and being attended by the people.

The reason for this preamble, of course, is that today’s debut film from 1960s is a religious film of certain importance, from 1967. The film is ‘Badrinath Yatra’. Produced under the banner of Mewar Films, Bombay and is directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The star cast of this film is listed as Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana, Indira, Jeevan, Sundar, Niranjan Sharma, Indira Bansal, Fazlu, Nandini Desai, and Kukku Desai amongst others.

There is a huge importance attached to pilgrimage, in our religion. Our land has been blessed from the very beginning of time itself, with famous and important temples which are the abodes of the Gods in our pantheon of worship. The origins and foundation histories of many of these temples and places is lost in the antiquity of time. For many of these temples and places of pilgrimage, there are references in our historical records – and by historical I mean our books of scriptures, which contain details of many such places of pilgrimage being established by protagonists of these histories like Sri Ram, Sri Krishna, the Pandvas, and our Rishis etc. Our histories abound with such tales in detail.

In the 8th century AD, there appeared a champion who measured the breadth and length of this sub-continent – Adi Shankaracharya. He travelled across the land with the mission to reestablish the importance of the Vedantic Dharma, and to re-ignite the lamp of worship in the temples. He established four matha (मठ) in the four regions, which became the four primary centers of learning and research into the Vedic knowledge. These four centers were placed in proximity to the four main destinations of pilgrimage of primary importance for the followers of the Dharma. These pilgrimage places are Badrinath in the north, Puri in the east, Rameshwaram in the south and Dwarka in the west. Each of these four pilgrimage places are historically important with a detailed history about their establishment and their antiquity being described in our scriptures.

Over the ages, these four have been collectively referred to as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ – literally ‘Four Destinations’. It is ordained in our teachings that a person must pay their homage and worship at each one of these pilgrimages, at least once in their life time. A significant importance is attached to completing this journey. Further, the same teachings also exhort the children to comfortably facilitate such a journey for their parents, and enable them to pay homage and complete their worship at these four centers of pilgrimage.

Since the early decades of Hindi cinema, a number of films have been produced as travelogues or “यात्रा” (yatra), covering one or more holy centers of pilgrimage. This film also covers the journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’ or the four holy destinations. This particular song appears more than once in the film, and I am including three different video clips from three different points in the storyline sequence. In the clips, we can see Abhi Bhattacharya, as the obedient son, who is taking his parents (roles played by Sulochana and Niranjan Sharma) for their journey to the ‘chaar dhaam’. The storyline belongs to a certain unspecified era in history, as we can see that Abhi Bhattacharya is even carrying his parents in a yoke shoulder carrier – a long pole with large baskets hanging at two ends, large enough for a human person to sit in. In north India, this shoulder carrier is called “वेहंगी” (wehngi). Folks familiar with the stories from the scriptures will recall the story of Shravan Kumar, the young boy who carried his old and blind parents in a wehngi for pilgrimage.

The song is written by Madan, and is composed by Pt Shivram. The singing voice is that of Mahendra Kapoor. Listening to this song evokes strong emotions in my heart. Not that I have not heard this song before, but now, as I listened to it again repeatedly for lyrics etc., the words and the tune is simply at home with me in my heart. Listen to this beautiful evocation that covers so many philosophies of life. And think.

 

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Song – Chal Chal Re Pathik Chal Re  (Badrinath Yatra) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madan, MD – Pt Shivram

Lyrics

Part 1

chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

aaj nahin to kal jag se hai jaana
duniya musaafirkhaana re bhai
duniya musaafirkhaana hai
dhan ke liye dharam kyon beche
ik din to mar jaana hai
tyaag kapat chhal prabhu ke dhaam chal
wahin tere daag mitenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

bachpan khoya khel mein tu ne
khoyi jawaani bhog mein
bhool ke tu bhagwan ko praani
phas gaya jagat ke moh mein
aaya budhaapa ab to ram bhaj
tere dukh wahi harenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

amrit taj ke vish kyon peeta
ram naam ras pee le
kaam krodh mad moh lobh taj
hari charnon mein jee le
hari charnon mein janam maran ke
bandhan tere katenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 2

prabhu darshan ko badhe ja rahe
baalak vriddh jawaan
oonch neech sadhu sanyasi
nirdhan kya dhanwaan
ganga yamuna ki dhaara mein
jin ki mahim hai avichal
pralay ke toofaanon mein bhi jo
hain sadiyon se achal atal
yug yug se bharat bhoomi
gaaye jin ka gun gaan
woh hain naath anaathon ke
shri badrinath bahgwan
shri badrinath bahgwan
ab jeevan ki har mushkil ko
wahi aasaan karenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

Part 3

chhaale pade chaahe paaon mein tere
suraj tapey aasmaan mein
haar na himmat badhta hi chal re
tapte registaan mein
tapte registaan mein
prabal hai bhakti ki shakti
tujhe koi kya rok sakenge
tujhe bhagwan milenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge
tu chaaron dhaam chal re
wahin tere paap mitenge
chal chal re pathik chal re
tujhe bhagwan milenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १

चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

आज नहीं तो कल जग से है जाना
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना रे भाई
दुनिया मुसाफिरखाना है
धन के लिए धरम क्यों बेचे
इक दिन तो मर जाना है
त्याग कपट छल प्रभु के धाम चल
वहीं तेरे दाग मिटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

बचपन खोया खेल में तू ने
खोई जवानी भोग में
भूल के तू भगवान को प्राणी
फंस गया जगत के मोह में
आया बुढ़ापा अब तो राम भज
तेरे दुख वही हरेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

अमृत तज के विष क्यों पीता
राम नाम रस पी ले
काम क्रोध मद मोह लोभ तज
हरी चरणों में जी ले
हरी चरणों में जनम मरण के
बंधन तेरे काटेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग २

प्रभु दर्शन को बढ़े जा रहे
बालक वृद्ध जवान
ऊंच नीच साधू सन्यासी
निर्धन क्या धनवान
गंगा यमुना की धारा में
जिन की महिमा है अविचल
प्रलय के तूफानों में भी जो
हैं सदियों से अचल अटल
युग युग से भारत भूमि
गाये जिन का गुण गाँ
वो हैं नाथ अनाथों के
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
श्री बद्रीनाथ भगवान
अब जीवन की हर मुश्किल को
वही आसान करेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे

भाग ३

छाले पड़ें चाहे पाँव में तेरे
सूरज तपे आसमान में
हार ना हिम्मत बढ़ता ही चल रे
तपते रेगिस्तान में
तपते रेगिस्तान में
प्रबल है भक्ति की शक्ति
तुझे कोई क्या रोक सकेंगे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे
तू चारों धाम चल रे
वहीं तेरे पाप मिटेंगे
चल चल रे पथिक चल रे
तुझे भगवान मिलेंगे


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 : 3619 Post No. : 14423

Missing Films of 1960s – 75
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‘Thief Of Baghdad’ – a movie that has now became a legend, came to the silver screen almost a hundred years ago, in an era when even Hollywood was still in the silent zone. This archetypal tale adapted from the ‘Tales of a Thousand Nights’ (what we know better as ‘Arabian Nights’), was made into a film by Douglas Fairbanks who wrote the story for the film, produced it and played the lead role. Over the decades, this film has become a seminal benchmark of what fantasy cinema should be. The lavish production was much ahead of its time of the 1920s. In that era, the production cost of the film came to a whopping 1.1 million USD. One has to see to believe the scale of production – towering palaces, fabulous interiors, special effects to blow your mind and a cast of thousands much before Cecil B DeMille put his hand to the camera. This film is available in public domain, and it is a veritable treat to watch.

Over the decades, the film has been remade in Hollywood and also in other parts of the world, sustaining and perpetuating the fantasy of this adorable tale of a petty, brazen, street smart thief whose philosophy in life is “. . . what I like, I take.” His life changes when he sees the sleeping princess and falls in love with her. The plot of the story passes through many twists and turns and magical elements, before the two lovers are joined together. While watching the film, one gets this feeling – haan yes, this is how it happens in the adventure films of Hindi cinema. But the important thing to realize is – here is where it started. This is the original, and what followed are influenced from this one.

In Hindi films, the earliest reference we can garner is a silent film from 1931 – ‘Iraaque Ka Chor’. Although not essentially mentioning Baghdad, and in the absence of any plot details, it is possible that this film follows the Fairbanks original from 1924. Besides the interesting trivia that Baghdad and Basra were probably the only two well known cities of Iraq.

In the era of sound movies, 1934 is the first time this name appears. That year, two films were made – ‘Baghdad Ka Chor’ and ‘Iraaque Ka Chor’. The next in line is the 1946 film ‘Baghdad Ka Chor’, followed again in 1955 by another film of the same name. Then in 1968, we have the Dara Singh starrer ‘Thief Of Baghdad’. In 1977 came another version with the same title, the star cast being led by Shatrughan Sinha, Kabir Bedi and Sulakshana Pandit. In 1978, Kabir Bedi starred in another film by the same name, for TV.

With this song today we bring on board the 1968 film ‘Thief Of Baghdad’. The film is produced by Bohra Brothers and is directed by Shriram. The abbreviated list of actors is Dara Singh, Nishi, Helen, Savita, Jeevankala, P Kailash, BM Vyas, Sheikh, Ravi Kumar, Ram Kumar, Maqbool, Sunanda, Amritrana, Jilani, Sarita Devi, Munshi Munakka, Bijnor, Ramesh Kant, Johnny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Maruti, Rani, Gani, Mohammed Ali, B Sandow, Gulab, Gaffar, Mansoor, Mohammedali Steelman, Vimla, Khursheed and Saudagar Singh. And we see many of them in the video clip of this song.

The information about the songs in Geet Kosh is indicated as being not complete. It lists 5 songs, with indication that more songs are in the film. The film being available, I checked it and I can identify at least one more song which is not listed in Geet Kosh.

The credits of the film identify two songwriters – Aziz Ghaazi and SH Bihari. The writer of this song is not specifically identified. Music is given by Baldev Nath, which most likely is the same person as Baldev Nath Bali or BN Bali.

This song is a raaj darbaar dance song which is performed by Helen and Rani [Jeevankala]. The singing voice is just one, i.e. Asha Bhosle with the lines being shared by the two dancers on screen.
[Ed Note: Thanks to dear Prakash ji for correcting the identification of the lady dancer accompanying Helen in this song.]

In this screen situation, Nishi is the princess who has fallen in love with Dara Singh, a commoner. Dara Singh and his team is captured and are shown in chains. The scheming Wazir, role played by P Kailash (I need help to identify this actor) has imprisoned the King, and has forced the princess to marry him, given that her father and her lover are both his prisoners. So Nishi and this Wazir are seated in the two throne like chairs, and the dance is being performed for the occasion. As per the storyline of this film, Helen performs the role of Dara Singh’s younger sister.
[Ed Note: Once again thanks to dear Prakash ji for identifying the actor playing the role of the Wazir.]

The video clip shows a number of actors. There are two more men in chains. The one in mustard shirt with chains tied to his wrists (again need help to identify this actor) plays the role of Dara Singh’s younger brother in the film. The third person in chains, wearing a black shirt and with chains around his neck is Sheikh. There is a few other actors shown in momentary close up shots, who are also watching this performance. I request other readers and friends to please help identify them.

So with this song, the 1968 film ‘Thief Of Baghdad’ makes its debut on our blog. That also brings the count of films brought on board through this series now to 75. Wow. Let us see how many more we are able to add in the coming weeks. Working on the home work list that Katie Ben prepared for me, we shall not be hitting the century mark on this series, but I think we will get pretty close. 🙂

 

Song – Humko Bhi Marna Hai, Tumko Bhi Marna Hai  (Thief Of Baghdad) (1968) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Baldev Nath

Lyrics

khabrdaar. . .

hoshiyaar. . .

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai
marne se darna kya
jeene ki baaten kar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

duniya ke gulshan mein
kaante hazaaron hain
duniya ke gulshan mein
kaante hazaaron hain
kaanton se bachta ja
duniya se daaman bhar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

chaahat ki raahon mein
maana ke khatra hai
chaahat ki raahon mein
maana ke khatra hai
phir bhi tu chalta ja
mere ishaaron par
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

maujon mein rehne de
kashti jawaani ki
maujon mein rehne de
kashti jawaani ki
aata nahin hum ko
marna kinaaron par

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai
marne se darna kya
jeene ki baaten kar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खबरदार॰ ॰ ॰

होशियार॰ ॰ ॰

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है
मरने से डरना क्या
जीने की बातें कर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

दुनिया के गुलशन में
कांटे हजारों हैं
दुनिया के गुलशन में
कांटे हजारों हैं
काँटों से बचता जा
दुनिया से दामन भर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

चाहत की राहों में
माना के खतरे हैं
चाहत की राहों में
माना के खतरे हैं
फिर भी तू चलता जा
मेरे इशारों पर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

मौजों में रहने दे
कश्ती जवानी की
मौजों में रहने दे
कश्ती जवानी की
आता नहीं हम को
मारना किनारों पर

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है
मरने से डरना क्या
जीने की बातें कर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है


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Blog Day : 3602 Post No. : 14374

“Duniyaadaari”(1948) was directed by K P Sahni for Free India Films, Bombay. The movie had Satyapal, Sofia, Mumtaz, Ghori, S Baburao, Sultana, Radha etc in it.

There were eleven songs in the movie. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Duniyaadaari”(1948) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Afzal Lahori. Wahid Qureshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Moti Nath.

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 the song.


Paagal hai ye duniya paagal duniya waale (Duniyaadaari)(1948) Singer-Afzal Lahori, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshi, MD-Moti Nath

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o

paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana hai ye duniya
paagal duniya waale
ho paagal duniya waale
haan paagal duniya waale
paagalkhaana

amrit ras ko munh na lagaayen
piyen zahar ke pyaale
amrit ras ko munh na lagaayen
piyen zahar ke pyaale
zahar ke pyaale
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana hai ye duniya
paagal duniya waale
ho paagal duniya waale

tu bhi paagal main bhi paagal
paagal sab sansaar
tu bhi paagal main bhi paagal
paagal sab sansaar
jhoothe jag mein dhoondh rahe hain
hum sab sachha pyaar
jhoothe jag mein dhoondh rahe hain
hum sab sachha pyaar
sachche pyaar ko dhoondh dhoondh
kar pad gaye paanv mein chhaale
sachhe pyaar ko dhoondh dhoondh
kar pad gaye paanv mein chhaale
duniya waale
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana hai ye duniya
paagal duniya waale
ho paagal duniya waale
haan paagal duniya waale
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana
paagalkhaana


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 : 3588 Post No. : 14341

झर गए पात
बिसर गई टहनी॰ ॰ ॰

One of his most well known poems. It tells of the in depth vision of this poet’s mind that has explore the sensitivities of the human mind and this existence. He passed away day before yesterday, on a Sunday afternoon. Went in for a post lunch nap, never to rise again – as simple as that. He was 87.

Born as Nandram Das Bairagi on 10th February, 1931, in Rampura village of district Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, he had a penchant for writings songs and poems right from his teen years. The manner in which he strung together his verses, and then the way in which he presented them, made him a popular poet at kavi sammelans and cultural programs. People were drawn to this very young man whose words of romanticism, and the social and philosophical messaging brought him to limelight quite early in life. Once at such a gathering, the local candidate for an upcoming election anointed him with the name ‘Balkavi’, and this name then became his signature for life. [This episode is attributed to Kailashnath Katju, a candidate belonging to the Congress party.]

The association with this political outfit became stronger as he moved into election politics. In 1968 he was elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. He won again in 1980, and was a minister in the cabinet till 1984. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Lok Sabha. After this, he was also a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004.

In his heydays, he wrote occasional songs for films, in the decades of 1960s and 1970s. His first film as a songwriter is ‘Gogola’ from 1966. The duet “Zara Keh Do Fizaaon Se Hamen Itna Sataayen Na. . .” became quite popular. Not only had he the ability to write such romantic verses, but also to create such comedy songs as “Bori Bunder Se Borivali, Dekh Li Maine Gali Gali”, also from the same film.  He has written about 40 songs for the following films (as per Geet Kosh listings),

  • Gogola (1966)
  • Do Boond Paani (1971)
  • Reshma Aur Shera (1971)
  • Veer Chhatrsaal (1971)
  • Achhaa Bura (1972)
  • Kshitij (1974)
  • Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
  • Jaadu Tona (1977)
  • Pal Do Pal Ka Saath (1978)
  • Azaadi Pachchees Baras Ki (UR)
  • Chautha Paalna (UR)
  • Mausam Badla Hai (UR)

His best known and most popular creation is “Tu Chanda Main Chaandni. . .” from ‘Reshma Aur Shera’, that is tuned by Jaidev. In ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’, he worked with SN Tripathi and in ‘Rani Aur Lalpari’, he teamed up with Vasant Desai. His verses from ‘Veer Chhatrasaal’ are poetic gems – “Nimbuwa Pe Aao Mere Ambuba Pe Aao…”, “Gauri Raat Guzaar Do Kar Chakvi Se Baat…”, and “Jaga Rahe Ghanghor Nagaade Bula Rahi Hai Ranbheri…”. His songs in the normal B grade horror film ‘Jaadu Tona’ are way beyond the quality of the film – “Har Sannata Kuchh Kehta Hai, Har Khamoshi Kuchh Gaati Hai. . .” and “Saanwri Saloni Jamna Ka Jeevan, Ganga Ki Umar Paaye Tu. . .”.

Today I present this unusual philosophical song of love from the film ‘Jaadu Tona’ (1977). The music is composed by Hemant Bhosle. The singing voices are of Yesudas and Asha Bhosle. A poignant and curious exchange on the topic of love, that talks not of birds and roses, but tells the tales of silences and the conversations of mind. Well composed in a slow pace for the mood of the song, and equally well rendered by Asha ji and Yesudas.

Bidding goodbye to the poet of simple verses and deep insights. RIP Balkavi Bairaagi ji.

झर गए पात
बिसर गई टहनी
करूण कथा जग से क्या कहनी॰ ॰ ॰

[Ed Note: This song replaces the earlier posted song at this post no. – “Andhe Safar Mein Hum Bhi Tum Bhi”. The earlier song was duplicated, having already been posted before.]

Song – Har Sannaata Kuchh Kehta Hai  (Jaadu Tona) (1977) Singer – Yesudas, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Balkavi Bairaagi, MD – Hemant Bhosle
Yesudas + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

wo sapnon mein bhi aate hain
to khushboo si chhaa jaati hai
us waqt ka aalam kya hoga
jab baahon mein aa jaayenge
andaaz lagaane waale hi
andaaz lagaaya karte hain
aksar gumsum sapne hi
awaaz lagaaya karte hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kuchh awaazen aisi bhi hain
jo mann hi mann takraati hain
har sannaata kuchh kehta hai
har khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

is aag se jo takraata hai
ye aag usey pee jaati hai
is aag ko jo pee jaata hai
kehte hain khuda ho jaata hai
do chaar gunaahon ki hasrat
chhoti si tamanna maafi ki
insaan hi rehne do mujhko
mujhko na khuda kehlaana hai
jab sannaate kuchh kehte hain
jab khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai
kehte hain khuda ki haalat bhi
kuchh aisi hi ho jaati hai
jab sannaate kuchh kehte hain
jab khaamoshi kuchh gaati hai

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है

वो सपनों में भी आते हैं
तो खुशबू सी छा जाती है
उस वक़्त का आलम क्या होगा
जब बाहों में आ जाएंगे
अंदाज़ लगाने वाले ही
अंदाज़ लगाया करते हैं
अक्सर गुमसुम सपने ही
आवाज़ लगाया करते हैं
सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कुछ आवाज़ें ऐसी भी हैं
जो मन ही मन टकराती हैं
हर सन्नाटा कुछ कहता है
हर खामोशी कुछ गाती है

इस आग से जो टकराता है
ये आग उसे पी जाती है
इस आग को जो पी जाता है
कहते हैं खुदा हो जाता है
दो चार गुनाहों की हसरत
छोटी सी तमन्ना माफी की
इन्सान ही रहने दो मुझको
मुझको खुदा ना कहलाना है
जब सन्नाटे कुछ कहते हैं
जब खामोशी कुछ गाती है
कहते हैं खुदा की हालत भी
कुछ ऐसी ही हो जाती है
जब सन्नाटे कुछ कहते हैं
जब खामोशी कुछ गाती है


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