Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘philosophical song’ Category


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5034 Post No. : 16943

Today’s song is from the ‘Golden Years’ of ‘Hindi Film Music’. It is from the movie ‘Garibi-1949’.

I had come across this song more than seven years back and I had shared it as well however this song remains to be posted till now.

This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Regulars on the blog must be aware that I have also shared many Zohrabai Ambalewali songs as I like them very much. I had been listening to her many songs during 2013-2014 when I used to browse and listen to her songs regularly.

Today’s movie ‘Garibi’ was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. It had Geeta Bali, Jayraj, Nirupa Roy, P. Kailash, Usha Kiran, Banke Bihari, Ramesh Thakur, M.K. Hasan, Bhoopat Rai, Tarabai, Jayram, Jawahar Kaul and others.

Here is a brief about this movie as mentioned by our Respected Arunkumar ji in his comments on one of the song-posts of this movie

GARIBI (1949), a Ranjit movietone film had music by its contracted composer B C Rani and lyricists were Rajendra Krishna, Shevan Rizvi, B.R. Sharma and M G Adeeb.
I don’t know whether Chandulal Shah ever knew on what storylines their movies were being produced on the assembly line, because not only all 4 set-sections of Ranjit studios were always shooting some films but sometimes they used to hire the neighboring Sharda studios also.
This was one movie which eulogized the virtues of poverty (Garibi) as compared to Riches (Amiri). Geeta Bali, hailing from a poor family loves and gets married to rich Jairaj. She finds it difficult to adjust to the rich ways of her sasural, particularly Saas-Sasur (Tarabai-Bhupat Rai),while her poor mother(Nirupa Roy) and Father(P. Kailash) get poorer but they have very high ideals and come to the rescue of their rich relatives when there is a problem with their daughter(Usha Kiran),who is in trouble with her husband(Jawahar Kaul).
Having learnt that only Money cannot give happiness, the rich family respects the poor and poverty. This was a very unconvincing storyline and badly handled too. The only saving grace was its superb music.

This movie has eights songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).

Music for this movie was composed by Bulo C. Rani. Four lyricists contributed the eight songs in this movie and they are Rajinder Krishan (three songs), Shewan Rizvi (two songs), B.R. Sharma (two songs) and M.G. Adeeb (one song).

Here is the list of songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Dard dil hi mein chhipaa le, muskurana seekh le Geeta Roy Rajinder Krishan
02 Kisi se hamne ye poochha, muhabbat kisko kehte hain Mohd Rafi Rajinder Krishan 02.11.2017
03 Mastana nigaahon ke deewaane hazaaron hai Shamshad Begum Shewan Rizvi
04 Haay ye maine kya kiya jo tumhe thukraa diya Shamshad Begum Rajinder Krishan
05 Ik din ik armaan bhara dil, ulfat se do chaar huaa Mohd Rafi B.R. Sharma 28.10.2011
06 Sun mujhse ki … do roz ka jeena hai Zohrabai Ambalewali B.R. Sharma
07 Dukhon mein jo muskuraa rahe thhe Geeta Roy Shewan Rizvi
08 Ae saamne aane waale bataa, kyon chaand mera mujhse hai khafaa Shamshad Begum, Mohd Rafi M.G. Adeeb 21.10.2011

From the above table we can see that three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The first song of this movie was posted on 21.10.2011 and the second song followed a week later on 28.10.2011. However, after that this movie was forgotten and the third song of this movie appeared on the blog after a gap of almost six years.

Now, today, we are going to discuss the fourth song from this movie after a gap of another four and half years.

Today’s song is written by B.R. Sharma and it is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. This is a nice philosophical/ motivational song and I like it very much.

Music is composed by Bulo C. Rani.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Do roz ka jeena hai jee jee ke jiye jaa (Gareebi)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Sun mujhse ae ae ae ae
Ki duniya ki khushi ee
tere ae ae liye ae ae hai
Ye duniya hasee ee ee ee een
Ban ke ae ae ae
Basi ee ee ee ee ee ee
Tere ae liye ae hai

Tere hi liye ae aati hai
Ae ae ae ae ae
Gulshan mein ae ae bahaarein
Khilte huye ae ae ae
Phoolon mein hansi ee
Tere liye ae ae hai

Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye ja
Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye jaa

Bhool jaa aa aa
Bhool jaa
Bhool jaa

bhool ja afsaana
Is duniya faani ka
Armaanon ki lehron pe
Sun geet jawaani ka
In maujon mein tu kho ja
Aur mauj kiye ja
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ye ishq tamaasha hai
Aur husn tamaashaayi
Hai donon hi deewaane
Aur donon hi saudaayi
Tu donon ki masti ko
Pehlu mein liye jaa
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa aa aa aa
jiye ja
Jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4985 Post No. : 16872

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
————————————————————
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # # Missing Films of 1972-Kavi Sammelan -03#
——————————————

Welcome all to today’s post.

Today’s ‘poetry recitation’ is the third offering from this movie ‘Kavi Sammelan’ (1972) to appear on the blog.

The first ‘poem-post’ from this movie – “Tum Ek Baar Priye Aa Jaao“, was posted on the blog on 05.02.2022. This poem was written and recited by ‘poet-lyricist’ Maya Govind. The second poem from this movie – “Lakshmi Maiyya Var De” was presented on 12.02.2022 which was written and recited by Kaka Hathrasi.

The movie ‘Kavi Sammelan’ was directed by Kedar Sharma for Rajshri Productions Pvt Ltd., and it was was produced by Tarachand Badjatya. Compering of this poetry recitation program and introduction of the poets was done by Ramrikh ‘Manhar’.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1972, which means this movie has now completed ‘fifty years’ of its age 😊

The footnote for this movie page in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) mentions that “Bharat ke shreshthhtam Kavi pehli baar ek saath rajat-pat par pesh kiye gaye thhe” – (“भारत के श्रेष्ठतम कवि पहली बार एक साथ रजत-पट पेश किए गए थे”). Poems of following poets are included in this movie.

Rashtrakavi Shri Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
Santosh Anand (mentioned as ‘Santoshanand’)
Kaka Hathrasi
Som Thakur
Bekal ‘Utsahi’
‘Neeraj’
Snehlata ‘Sneh’
Radheshyam ‘Pragalbh’
Shail Chaturvedi
Govind Vyas
Maya Devi
Nirbhay Hathrasi
Balkavi Bairaagi
Omprakash ‘Aaditya’
Manik Verma
Kedar Sharma
Gopal Prasad Vyas

(Addenda in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for this movie mentions that there were two more creations by Vimlesh and Paras Bhramar in this movie.)

Today’s poem is written by Gopaldas Saxena popularly known to us by his pen-name ‘Neeraj’. He has given us a ‘treasure trove’ of his poems and many immortal lyrics in Hindi Film Songs which will be read and savored by generations to come, as long as poetry and Hindi Film Music is discussed.

This recitation is a set of three short poems. In Hindi, this is called a ‘मुक्तक’ (muktak). These are short poems that are not connected to each other, although they are presented together.

Neeraj ji was born on 04.01.1925 and left this world on 19.07.2018. A detailed post on Neeraj ji, with the song “Isko Bhi Apnaata Chal Usko Bhi Apnaata Chal” (film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’, 1965), was written by our Shri Sadanand ji on 20.07.2018 as a tribute to him. I think this is one of the excellent posts on the blog that everybody should read. Hence, I am not mentioning about Neeraj ji’s biography or filmography in brief here. Because his ‘stature’ is so great and requires a post of such calibre which is already written by Sadanand ji. This post mentions in details about the biography of Neeraj ji and his journey into the world of poetry and film songs. I request readers to kindly go through this post.

Let us now listen to today’s philosophical poem – a set of three short ‘मुक्तक’,  recited on screen by a younger Neeraj ji himself.


Song-Khushi Jis Ne Khoji Wo Dhan Le Ke Lauta (Kavi Sammelan)(1972) singer-Neeraj, Lyrics-Neeraj

Lyrics

Muktak – 1

khushi jis ne khoji
khushi jis ne khoji
wo dhan le ke lauta aa
hansi jis ne khoji
chaman le ke lauta

khushi jis ne khoji
wo dhan le ke lauta
hansi jis ne khoji
chaman le ke lauta

magar pyaar ko
khojne jo chala wo o o o
na tan le ke lauta
na mann le ke lauta
khushi jisne khoji

Muktak – 2

koi chala
koi chala
to kis liye
nazar tu dabdaba gayi

koyi chala
to kis liye
nazar tu dabdaba gayi
singaar kyun seham gaya
udaasi kyun ye chha gayi

na janm kuchh
na mrityu kuchh
bas itni sirf baat hai ae ae
ki kisi ki aankh khul gayi
kisi ko neend aa gayi ee
koyi chalaa to kis liye …

Muktak – 3

chhup chhup ashru bahaane waalon
moti arth lutaane waalon
kuchh sapnon ke mar jaane se
jeewan nahin maraa karta hai

sapna kya hai
nayan sej par
soya hua aankh ka paani
sapna kya hai
nayan sej par
soya hua aankh ka paani ee ee
aur tootna hai us ka jyon
jaage kachchi neend jawaani

geeli umar banaane waalo
doobe bina nahaane waalo
geeli umar banaane waalo
doobe bina nahaane waalo
kuchh paani ke beh jaane se
saawan nahin maraa karta hai ae ae

chhup chhup ashru bahaane waalo
moti arth lutaane waalo
kuchh sapnon ke mar jaane se
jeewan nahin maraa karta hai

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

मुक्तक – 1

खुशी जिसने खोजी
खुशी जिसने खोजी
वो धन ले के लौटा
हंसी जिसने खोजी
चमन ले के लौटा

खुशी जिसने खोजी
वो धन ले के लौटा
हंसी जिसने खोजी
चमन ले के लौटा

मगर प्यार को
खोजने चला वो॰ ॰ ॰
ना तन ले के लौटा
ना मन ले के लौटा

खुशी जिसने खोजी

मुक्तक – 2

कोई चला
कोई चला
तो किस लिए
नज़र तू डबडबा गई

कोई चला
तो किस लिए
नज़र तू डबडबा गई
सिंगार क्यों सहम गया
उदासी क्यों ये छा गई

ना जन्म कुछ
ना मृत्यु कुछ
बस इतनी सिर्फ बात है
के किसी की आँख खुल गई
किसी को नींद आ गई
कोई चला
तो किस लिए॰ ॰ ॰

मुक्तक – 3
छुप छुप अश्रु बहाने वालो
मोती अर्थ लुटाने वालो
कुछ सपनों के मर जाने से
जीवन नहीं मरा करता है

सपना क्या है
नयन सेज पर
सोया हुआ आँख का पानी
सपना क्या है
नयन सेज पर
सोया हुआ आँख का पानी
और टूटना है उसका ज्यों
जागे कच्ची नींद जवानी

गीली उमर बनाने वालो
डूबे बिना नहाने वालो
गीली उमर बनाने वालो
डूबे बिना नहाने वालो
कुछ पानी के बह जाने से
सावन नहीं मरा करता है

छुप छुप अश्रु बहाने वालो
मोती अर्थ लुटाने वालो
कुछ सपनों के मर जाने से
जीवन नहीं मरा करता है


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 :

4929 Post No. : 16770 Movie Count :

4565

Mukesh and his Co-Singers – 8
——————————————–

Today, we take up Mukesh’s association with playback singer Jagjit Kaur wherein there is a solitary duet and that too in an unreleased film called ‘Hum Ek Hain’.

There are 3 released movies named ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and one unreleased. Mukesh has sung one solo in one of the released movies under Usha Khanna and one solo and a duet in the unreleased movie under Khaiyyam. Confused? Well, me too and hence the table below.

Films titled ‘HUM EK HAIN’
Year of release Composer Mukesh songs
1946 Hunslal Bhagatram Nil
1969 Usha Khanna One solo
Unreleased Khayyam A solo and a duet with Jagjit Kaur
1982 N/A N/A

Further, I came across a rather familiar song which is again represented by the name “Hum Ek Hain” – “Awaaz Do Hum Ek Hain.  And seeing that popular actors have been featured in the video version of the song, one is left to imagine which of the above films, the said song belongs to.

Fortunately, I did not have to struggle much to trace the details as it was amply clear that it was a stand-alone NFS (1962) patriotic song produced by Govt of India’s Films Division and sung with much gusto by Rafi Saab. Details of the said song are represented on our blog in this link here. Of all the composers Khayyam Saab scored music for the album thereby creating additional curiosity as well as confusion for me.

Now, an original film booklet sheet of 1969 film in which Mukesh has a solo is easily available on the net and is reproduced below.

For some strange reason, Mukesh’s name is missing in the list of playback singers. I am not sure if the song was dropped from the film soundtrack, but the solo does exist in audio form.

I have covered one post on Mukesh’s complete association with Usha Khanna – “Tera Mera Pyaar Koi, Aaj Kal Ki To Baat Nahin“, and two separate posts on his filmi (“Sab Tthaath Pada Reh Jaayega“) and NFS songs (“Na Hui Gar Mere Marne Se Tasalli Na Sahi“) under composer Khaiyyam. Many songs in the said three posts are still available for grabs for covering in the blog.

Coming to Mukesh’s combo with Jagjit Kaur, I have said in the beginning of the post that there is a solitary duet. It’s a surprise that the two artists did not collaborate more in spite of Mukesh seemingly to be close to Khayyam Saab family. However, we should remember that Khayyam Saab himself engaged Jagit Kaur sparingly for playback songs and relied more on the two Mangeshkar sisters.

As we are well aware, both Khayyam Saab and his wife Jagjit Kaur left for their heavenly abode in the very recent past.

Khayyam Saab:           18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019
Jagjit Kaur:                1930 – 15 August 2021

I pay tributes to both the artists and bring forth this duet of Jagjit Kaur and Mukesh from an unreleased film titled ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and composed by Khayyam Saab. Jagjit Kaur sings in unison with Mukesh and her voice is not heard separately. Such is the rarity of this only duet of the combo.

Song – Ram Kaho Ya Rahim Kaho Tum Krishn Kaho Ya Kareem Kaho  (Hum Ek Hain) (UR) (1960s) Singer – Mukesh, Jagjit Kaur (only in chorus with Mukesh), Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Khayyaam
Mukesh + Jagjit Kaur
Mukesh + Jagjit Kaur + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

wo hai allah
wo hai ishwar
wo hai mukti dhaam
ek nahin sau roop hain us ke
ek nahin sau naam

ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

mandir masjid ek hain dono us ke aage
uski leela dekh naa paayen mahal abhaage
duniya rasta bhool gayi hai aisa laage
mann mein koi khot rahe na mann tab jaage
aapas mein matbhed na barto
itna mat abhimaan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

zaaten paaten varg niyam sab jhootthe naare
rasmen hon yaa reet ke bandhan dhong hain saare
nadaanon ne aap kiye hain ye batwaare
wo hai sab ka aaj bhi us ko sab hain pyaare
deen yahi hai dharm yahi hai
maanavta ka maan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

kaun ye mandir dwaar khada hai sheesh jhukaaye
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)

tarse par bhagwan ke darshan kar na paaye
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)

sab par mandir dwaar khulen kab wo din aaye
(hmm hmm hmm hmm)

kab tak ye andher kahaan tak ye anyaay..ae..ae
kab tak ye andher kahaan tak ye anyaay..ae..ae
jis ne sabko ek banaaya
uska mat apmaan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

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

वो है अल्लाह
वो है ईश्वर
वो है मुक्ति धाम
एक नहीं सौ रूप हैं उसके
एक नहीं सौ नाम

राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

मंदिर मस्जिद एक हैं दोनों उसके आगे
उसकी लीला देख ना पाएँ महल अभागे
दुनिया रस्ता भूल गई है ऐसा लागे
मन में कोइ खोट रहे ना मन तब जागे
आपस में मतभेद ना बरतो
इतना मत अभिमान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

ज़ातें पातें वर्ग नियम सब झूठे सारे
रस्में हों या रीत के बंधन ढोंग हैं सारे
नादानों ने आप किए हैं ये बटवारे
वो है सबका आज भी उसको सब हैं प्यारे
दीन यही है धर्म यही है
मानवता का मान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

कौन ये मंदिर द्वार खड़ा है शीश झुकाये
(आ आ आ आ)
तरसे पर भगवान के दर्शन कर ना पाये
(आ आ आ आ)
सब पर मंदिर द्वार खुलें कब वो दिन आए
(हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म)
कब तक ये अंधेर कहाँ तक ये अन्याय॰॰ए॰॰ए
कब तक ये अंधेर कहाँ तक ये अन्याय॰॰ए॰॰ए
जिसने सबको एक बनाया
उसका मत अपमान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4918 Post No. : 16742 Movie Count :

4557

Pancham’s Music – Eighties (1981-1990) -5 (1985)
——————————————————————

In today’s post we move on to Pancham’s music in 1985.

Pancham Da continued to give his best in this year too like the previous years. He composed music for eighteen movies in 1985, one more than the tally of seventeen in 1984.

His music of 1985 was a mix of some excellent, very good and good music. Songs of ‘Alag-Alag’, ‘Saagar’, ‘Arjun’, ‘Savere Waali Gaadi’, ‘Zabardast’, ‘Laava’, ‘Sitamgar’, ‘Raahi Badal Gaye’ (ik baat dil mein aayi hain) were quite popular and frequently heard.

The list of eighteen movies where Pancham composed music in 1985 is given below.

Sno Movie Title Director Lyricist Date of Censor Certificate Status on the Blog
1 Aar Paar Shakti Samanta Anand Bakshi 19.11.1985 0 of 6 songs posted
2 Aawaaraa Baap Sohanlal Kanwar M.G. Hashmat, Vishweshwar Sharma, Verma Malik 19.11.1985 0 of 7 songs posted
3 Alag Alag Shakti Samanta Anand Bakshi 20.09.1985 6 of 8 songs posted
4 Ameer Aadmi Ghareeb Aadmi Amjad Khan Nida Fazli 19.02.1985 0 of 6 songs posted
5 Arjun Rahul Rawail Javed Akhtar 20.04.1985 2 of 4 songs posted
6 Bond 303 Ravi Tandon Gulshan Bawra 19.06.1985 1 of 5 songs posted
7 Ek Se Bhale Do S.V. Rajendra Singh Anjaan 10.05.1985 0 of 5 songs posted
8 Hum Naujawaan Dev Anand Anjaan, Indeevar 18.11.1985 0 of 5 songs posted
9 Laavaa Ravindra Peepat Anand Bakshi 10.01.1985 1 of 8 songs posted
10 Oonche Log Brij Anjaan 06.05.1985 0 of 5 songs posted
11 Raahi Badal Gaye Ravi Tandon Gulshan Bawra 30.03.1985 1 of 6 songs posted
12 Raam Kitne Tere Naam P. Madhavan, B.A. Majrooh Sultanpuri, Gulshan Bawra 02.02.1985 0 of 6 songs posted
13 Rusvaai Rajat Rakshit Pradeep, Indeevar 12.09.1985 0 of 6 songs posted
14 Saagar Ramesh Sippy Javed Akhtar 27.04.1985 YIPPEEEE’ED
15 Saverewaali Gaadi Bharati Raja Majrooh Sultanpuri 17.09.1985 3 of 5 songs posted
16 Shivaa Kaa Insaaf Raj N Sippy Gulshan Bawra 05.03.1985 0 of 5 songs posted
17 Sitamgar Raj N Sippy Majrooh Sultanpuri 08.03.1985 1 of 6 songs posted
18 Zabardast Naseer Hussain Majrooh Sultanpuri 05.06.1985 1 of 5 songs posted

For today’s presentation we have a song from the movie ‘Aar Paar-1985’. This movie will make its debut on the blog today. This was one of the reasons to select a song from this movie. The other reason being that the song is sung by R.D. Burman himself. Another reason is that this song is a lesser-heard song as well. But if one listens to this song a few times it grows upon you. It is a very nice hummable philosophical song.

Today (4 january 2022) happens to be the twenty-eighth ‘Remembrance Day’ (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) of our beloved Pancham Da. It has been twenty-eight years since he left us forever. But the music that he created will remain with us forever as long as HFM is around.

This is the fifth song in this series. I had kept this song up my sleeve for this day after drafting it more than one month back.

The song being posted today is our tribute to ‘Pancham Da’ and his ‘music’ in HFM.

The song is from the movie ‘Aar-Paar’(1985). ‘Aar-Paar'(1985) was directed by Shakti Samanta for his home productions ‘Shakti Films, Bombay’. Shakti Samanta was also the producer of this movie. It was an Indo-Bangladesh Co-Production. And Syed Hasan Imam (of Chitrangan-Dhaka) was the Co-Producer of this movie from Bangladesh.

‘Aar-Paar'(1985) had Mithun Chakravarty, Rosina, Nutan, Asit Sen, Utpal Dutt, Manik Dutt, Tarun Ghose, Ghulam Mustafa, Hasan Imam, A.T.M. Shamsuz Zaman, Ahmed Sharif, Ghulam Rafique, Madhu, Shekhar, Amal Bose, Kali Pada Sen, Bullet, Qutub, Mohammad Ali, Chunnu, Minhaz, Barua, Nurul Islam, Sumita Devi, Shahre Banu, Maya Ghose, Reena, Papiya and others.

Story of this movie was written by Shakti Pada Rajguru. Screenplay of this movie was jointly written by Shakti Samanta and Shanu Bannerjee.

Dialogues of this movie were written by Pradeep Roy Chowdhury. Bijoy Chowdhury was the editor of this movie.

This movie had six songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed by R.D. Burman. kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh, Sabeena, Yasmin and R.D. Burman had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.11.1985.

Let us now listen to today’s song which is played in the background while we can see some policemen taking Mithun Chakravarty with them while some villagers (including friends of Mithun Chakravarty in the movie) are seen watching them.

As mentioned above today’s song is sung by R.D. Burman. lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. Music is composed by R.D. Burman.

(This post also serves of bringing movies with same title on the blog. With this song Aar-Paar(1985) joins the well-known movie ‘Aar Paar-(1954) in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-O maajhi teri naiyya se chhoota kinaara(Aar Paar)(1985) Singer-R D Burman, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

o maajhi teri naiyya se chhootaa kinaaraa aa
o maajhi teri naiyya se chhootaa kinaaraa aa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa

bichhad gaye sab
tere apne
ujad gaye ae sab
sundar sapne ae
bichhad gaye sab
tere apne
ujad gaye ae sab
sundar sapne ae
o maajhi tera khel
bigad gayaa saaraa aa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa

ho o o
dosh na de tu
in maujon ko
kuchh mat bol tu
sab logon ko
dosh na de tu
in maujon ko
kuchh mat bol tu
sab logon ko
o maajhi tujhe tere
naseebon ne maaraa aa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa

patwaaron ko o
tod gaye hain
beech bhanwar wo
chhod gaye hain
patwaaron ko o
tod gaye hain
beech bhanwar wo o
chhod gaye hain
o maajhi toone
jisko bhi paar utaaraa aa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa

o maajhi teri naiyya se chhootaa kinaaraa aa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa
kahaan le chali ee
samay ki dhaaraa

———————————————
Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————-
ओ मांझी तेरी नैय्या से छूटा किनारा आ
ओ मांझी तेरी नैय्या से छूटा किनारा आ
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय कि धारा
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा

बिछड़ गए सब
तेरे अपने
उजड़ गए ए सब
सुन्दर सपने ए
बिछड़ गए सब
तेरे अपने
उजड़ गए ए सब
सुन्दर सपने ए
ओ मांझी तेरा खेल
बिगड़ गया सारा आ
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा

हो ओ ओ
दोष न दे तू
इन मौजों को
कुछ मत बोल तू
सब लोगों को
दोष न दे तू
इन मौजों को
कुछ मत बोल तू
सब लोगों को
ओ मांझी तुझे तेरे
नसीबों ने मारा आ
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा

पतवारों को ओ
तोड़ गए हैं
बीच भंवर वो
छोड़ गए हैं
पतवारों को ओ
तोड़ गए हैं
बीच भंवर वो ओ
छोड़ गए हैं
ओ मांझी तूने
जिसको भी पार उतारा आ
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा

ओ मांझी तेरी नैय्या से छूटा किनारा आ

कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा
कहाँ ले चली ई
समय की धारा


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4894 Post No. : 16693

# A tribute to Kavi Pradeep 11.12.2021#
————————————————

Today we remember Ramchandra Narayandut Dwivedi who is fondly known to us as ‘Kavi Pradeep’ or ‘Rashtra Kavi Pradeep’. Today is his 23rd ‘Remembrance Day’.

He was born on 6th February,1915 and passed away on 11th December,1998 leaving treasure of his poems and songs sung by him in his immortal voice.

As I had mentioned in one of my posts on him here “I am short of words to describe his special ‘voice’ in words. As it is an altogether a very different experience or rather divine experience to listen the songs sung by him.”

I will not repeat the same again here. But I would again like to mention here that Kavi Pradeep is admired and loved by all. He has written over five hundred songs for movies and sung many songs (which could be less than fifty I think) for HFM.

He has immortalized himself in his creations and they will be cherished and discussed as long HFM is listened and discussed on this planet.

I would like to repeat that I always feel very happy to share his songs here on the blog. So, as a tribute to him, here is a song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon’ on this occasion of today.

‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon-1971’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films, Bombay’.

Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dara Singh, Ameeta, Gutanjali, Jagdeep, Randhawa, Sapru, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Renu, Mridula, B.M. Vyas, Shree Bhagwan, Bhagwan Sinha, Radheshyam, Moppet Raja, Tiger, Jogendra Singh, Mustafa Nasar, Dhirendra, Paul Kamidan, Kashmira, Anand Joshi, R.C. Pande, Datta Shahpur, Babu, Sandow, Hindustani, Suresh Gor, Gulab, Pehelwan, Jooly, Deepak Trivedi, Mansoor, Mona and Sulochana.

Story and dialogues of this movie were written by Qabil Amritsari. Dialogue Direction was done by Ramesh Pande.

Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had eight songs (as per HFGK Vol-V, 1971-1980) penned by Kavi Pradeep (three songs) and Prem Dhawan (five songs).

Music for this film was composed by Chitragupta.

The eight songs from this movie were as listed below.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Sukh dukh donon rehte jisme…kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep 20.02.2015
02 Aankh ka taara mera chaand se pyaara Prem Dhawan Lata Mangeshkar
03 Dil dhadke haay, pyaar mera sharmaaye Prem Dhawan Lata, Manna Dey
04 Haaye re sanjog tune kya ghadi dikhlaayi Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep
05 Main bhi jaloon tu bhi jaley Prem Dhawan Usha Iyer
06 Jhoomar Jhoomar jhoom … Prem Dhawan Lata, Rafi, chorus
07 Koyi gusse ho ya raazi, aji apni balaa se Prem Dhawan Manna Dey
08 Samay ke haath ka kathhputlaa hai insaan… chal musaafir Kavi Pradeep Kavi Pradeep Being discussed today

As we can see from the above table singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Usha Iyer and Kavi Pradeep had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

One song (the title song) from this movie has been posted on the blog on 20.02.2015.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie, which again is penned and sung Kavi Pradeep.

Let us listen to this of Kavi Pradeep’s another best philosophical song from his many in this category.

Video

Audio

Song-Chal musaafir chal yahaan koi nahin tera (Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon)(1971) Singer-Kavi Pradeep Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, Music – Chitragupt

Lyrics

samay ke haath ka kathhputla hai
is jag mein insaan
sach maano hey duniyaawaalon
samay badaa aa balwaan

em>chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
re ae
jag mein lattoo ki tarah
tu khoob re ghoomaa
dogali duniya mein
dar dar khoob tu jhoomaa
ab na karnaa jhoothhi nagari mein
kabhi pheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
re ae
kisliye ae baawle
beeti pe rotaa hai
patthharon ke desh mein
aisaa hi hota hai
chal tujhe durbhaagya ki aandhi ne
hai gheraa aa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal huaa poora
teri taqdeer ka pheraa
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera
chal musafir chal
yahaan koyi nahin tera

__________________________________________________________

Devanagari Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————-

समय के हाथ का कठपुतला है
इस जग में इंसान
सच मानो हे दुनियावालों
समय बड़ा आ बलवान

चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
रे ए
जग में लट्टू की तरह
तू खूब रे घूमा
दोगली दुनिया में
दर दर खूब तू झूमा
अब न करना झूठी नगरी में
कभी फेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा

किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
रे ए
किसलिए ए बावले
बीती पे रोता है
पत्थरों के देश में
ऐसा ही होता है
चल तुझे दुर्भाग्य की आंधी ने
है घेरा आ
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल हुआ पूरा
तेरी तकदीर का फेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा
चल मुसाफिर चल
यहाँ कोई नहीं तेरा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4879 Post No. : 16674

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment – Lord Buddha

Thinking about the past events in the life and planning for the future is one of the common activities of human beings most of the time. This, at times, can become a stressful activity during which negative thoughts can creep in the mind. In this process, we tend to lose focus on the current activities. We try to neatly plan for the future based on the past experiences. But not all the parameters of the future plan run on the basis of what was determined at the time of planning. The reason is that there are many uncertainties on the way to attaining the goal. I will give the example of planning my Himalayan treks to elucidate the tyranny of uncertainties.

I have always made a well-charted plan for each of my Himalayan treks. But the uncertainty starts when the train or the flight which we have booked gets delayed by a few hours jeopardizing the connecting travels to the base town/village from where the trek is to start. The second uncertainty is through natural calamities. A landslide or a flooded water stream cutting across the road can block the vehicle movements for a considerable time. The third element of the uncertainty is the weather. A rain/snow storm during the trek can force one to stay inside the tent or in a shelter on the way for a considerably long time. Lastly, the last-minute health issues of a trekker can force him the abandon the trek mid-way. Ultimately, one is not sure whether the trekker’s goal to reach his destination would be achievable or not.

Because of these perceived uncertainties, for the next trek, we plan more meticulously than what is necessary. Things work out smoothly and at the end of the trek, though we are happy to complete the trek in time without hic-cups, we feel cheated by the nature. We are left with extra days which means additional expenses. In short, there is no fixed solution in the planning for the future.

Because of the futility of the past memories and the uncertainty of the future, a philosophical thought has emerged which is known as ‘live in the moment’. This philosophy reminds us that our presence is in the present only. We cannot live in the past as that timeframe is over. We cannot plan for the future as there are many uncertainties. When we think of our past, the thought process influences our future goals. There is no guarantee that our past experiences would lead to achieving the future goals successfully.

Perhaps, it was in this context, Lord Buddha advised his followers to forget about the past, not to dream about the future and devote full time for present moment. In other words, there is no need for Mungerilal ke haseen sapne as there is no guarantee – kal ho na ho. So, enjoy the present moment on which the human beings have some control. Just go with the flow of life as beautifully visualised by Sahir Ludhianv in the song, main zindagi ka saath nibhaata chala gaya.

There may be many among us who are following ‘living for the moment’ philosophy, albeit unknowingly. After reading about this philosophy, I have realised that I have unwittingly followed this philosophy covering the important social and financial events in my life. I had flown with then current situation as needed without bothering about the future – especially in regard to my education, employment, buying a residential house, financial planning for the future etc. I had not made any financial planning for my future as at that time, I felt that my provident fund balance and the gratuity amount would take care of my future financial requirements. As I see it today, I was not completely right about this thinking as interest earned on this amount would not have taken care of a good standard of living in my post-retired life. Fortunately, when my job became pensionable in 1997, it helped me to maintain a good standard of living after retirement.

Let me add a caveat to the ‘live in the moment’ philosophy. Each one of us follow a different life style. Some will thrive with their life to flow with the needs as and when arise without planning for the future. Some may like to have a perspective plan for their future life, may be with some flexibilities. There is also the third possibility – a sort of mix of both where one partially plans and also partially swims with the flow.

I found a rare song from the film ‘Dukh Sukh’ (1942) which depicts, more or less, the ‘live in the moment’ philosophy, probably for a drunkard in a tavern. The song is ‘hai aaj kal ki fiqar hi kyaa, majhe se pee aur majhe se khaa’ which is rendered by Rajkumari Dubey. The words are of Wali Sahab which are set to music by Khemchand Prakash.

Audio Clip:

Song-Hai aaj kal ki fikar hi kya (Dukh Sukh)(1942) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-Wahi Sahab, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

hai aaj kal ki fiqar hi kyaa
maze se pee aur maze se khaa
hai aaj kal ki fiqar hi kyaa
maze se pee aur maze se khaa

ye aaj tere haath hai
ye aaj tere haath hai
kal ki kal ke saath hai
kal ki kal ke saath hai
kal kaa din jo aayega
kal kaa din jo aayega
to kal ko dekha jaayega
to kal ko dekha jaayega
hai kal ki tujhko fiqar hi kyaa
maze se pee aur maze se khaa
hai kal ki tujhko fiqar hi kyaa
maze se pee aur maze se khaa

shabaab phir na aayega
ye abr phir na chhaayega
shabaab phir na aayega
ye abr phir na chhaayega
ye chaar din hain pyaar ke ae
ye chaar din hain pyaar ke ae
maz utha tu bahaar ke
maze utha tu bahaar ke
bahaar ke tu maze uthha
maze se pee aur maze se khaa
bahaar ke tu maze uthha
maze se pee aur maze se khaa
hai aaj kal ki fiqar hi kyaa
maze se pee aur maze se khaa


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4871 Post No. : 16665

“Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) was produced by R B Haldia and directed by Gunjal for Shree Shyam Chitra Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Shalini, Urvashi, Nand Kishore, Sudha Bai, Parvati, Rajni, Kamlakant, Chaman Puri, Saroop etc in it.

This movie had eleven obscure songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik-Giridhar.

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


Song-Sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome (Ishwar Bhakti)(1951) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sonik Giridhar

Lyrics

sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

nainon ki putli mein aen aen
aen aen
nainon ki putli mein
ghoome jagat saara aa
ghoome jagat saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
rituon ka chakr ghoome
aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
ghoome dhara pyaari ee
ghoome dhara pyaari
maati ki maaya ghoome
maati ki maaya ghoome
ban kar phulwaari
ban kar phulwaari

aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aaa
aa aa aa
ghoome pal vipal sakal
gin gin man haara aa
gin gin man haara aa aa
sooraj ghoome
sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
pushp mukut dhaari
sundar chhavi roop madhur
sundar chhavi roop madhur
bali bali balihaari
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya aayaa


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4853 Post No. : 16643

“Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Ten of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the ten songs that have been covered so far:

Blog Post number Song Date of posting singer(s)
3986 Dil de diya hai tujhko 11 june 2011 Rafi, Shamshad Begam
4003 Ae ishq hamen barbaad na kar 15 june 2011 Suraiyya, Rafi
4046 Lab pe fariyaad hai dil barbaad hai 22 June 2011 Rafi, Lata, Geeta Dutt
9529 Chhaaya samaa suhaana 6 March 2014 Rafi, Suraiyya
9769 Baat takoon main teri kothhe chadh ke 26 April 2014 Suraiyya
9775 Ae dil kise sunaaun ye dukh bhara fasaana 27 april 2014 Suraiyya
9789 Jo tum badley jahaan badla 30 april 2014 Suraiyya
9795 Tere gham ke sahaare jee rahi hai zindagi meri 1 may 2014 Suraiyya
16300 Chhak chhak chali hamaari rail 1 April 2021 Geeta Dutt, Lata, Unknown male voice
16421 Namastejee Namastejee 1 June 2021 Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam, Rafi

As we can see from the above table, this movie made its debut more than ten years ago on 1058th day of the blog . Today, on the 4853rd day of the blog, the eleventh and final song of “Naach”(1949) gets covered in the blog.

The song under discussion is sung by Rafi, Lata and Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram. Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like a fakeer/ beggar song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, all the songs of “Naach”(1949) get covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Kyun karta maan jawaani ka (Naach)(1949) Singers- Rafi, Lata, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
All

Lyrics

kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka

ye raunaq saari do din ki
ho do din ki
ho do din ki
jeewan phulwaari do din ki
ho do din ki
ho do din ki
kyun karta tera mera hai

na tera hai na mera hai
kyun karta tera mera hai
na tera hai na mera hai
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka

ye roop jawaani rang rahe
na rang rahe
na rang rahe
sada koi bhi tere sang rahe
na sang rahe
na sang rahe
jo dekh raha hai sapna hai

koi na tera apna hai
jo dekh raha hai sapna hai
koi na tera apna hai
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4835 Post No. : 16618

koi aaghe aaghe thhi venu vaay chhe

Thus sang the Nightingale of Gujarat, Kaumudi Munshi, who is regarded as the pioneer in popularising the semi-classical non-filmy songs in Gujarati.

Today, October 13, 2021 is first Remembrance Day of vocalist, Kaumudi Munshi, the Gujarat Kokila who regaled her Gujarati admirers spread all over the world with her beautiful renditions of semi-classical non-film songs. She sang in the genres of bhajans, ghazals, thumris, dadras and other forms of ‘sugam sangeet’ in Gujarati and Hindi for over 6 decades.

I had watched the videos of the facilitations to Kaumudi Munshi on the occasion her 90th birth day, held sometime in 2019 during which she also rendered a few of her popular non-film songs. She looked hale and hearty even in her 90s with clear diction. Unfortunately, she became one of the victims of Covid and left for her heavenly abode in the early morning of October 13, 2020 at the age of 91. Aakashvaani, Rajkot paid a special tribute to Kaumudi Munshi by playing some of her non-filmy Gujarati songs on the same day.

Kaumudi Munshi (1929 – 13/10/2020) was the sixth child of Kunwar Nandlal Munshi and Anuben Munshi, born in Varanasi in a landlord family. Her forefathers belonged to Vadnagar in Gujarat but they had settled in Varanasi 6-7 generations back. Hence the family members mostly spoke in Hindi. Because of the servants in the house who spoke in Awadhi and Bhojpuri, she was proficient in speaking these dialects also.

From the childhood, Kaumudi was exposed to classical music as there used to be regular musical soirees in her house. After completion of graduation in music from Banaras Hindu University in 1950, she came to Mumbai where her brothers were settled. Her maternal uncle and Gujarati laureate, Ramanlal Desai and his son Akshay Desai helped her in pursuing a career in music. Akshay Desai taught her Gujarati in which she was not proficient due to her upbringing in Varanasi.

After passing the audition test, Kaumudi Munshi joined All India Radio (AIR) as a singer in 1951. Starting as a chorus singer, she graduated to singing solo songs on AIR, mostly composed by Ninu Mazumdar, the music director of Hindi films of 40s and early 50s who was also a music producer in AIR. This relationship developed into her marriage with Ninu Mazumdar in 1954.

Generally, training for vocalists in classical music starts in the childhood so that by the time, they attain adulthood, they are well trained to perform as concert vocalists. But in the case of Kaumudi Munshi, though she was interested in classical music, her family did not encourage her as singing was not regarded as honourable career for a girl. However, after the marriage, Ninu Mazumdar encouraged her to take a formal training in Hindustani classical music as a vocalist. She had two options to take training – Siddeshwari Devi, the thumri queen and Begum Akhtar, the ghazal queen. Kaumudi Munshi chose Siddeshwari Devi over Begum Akhtar purely from the logistic point of view as the former was staying in Varanasi and Kaumudi had the parental house in Varanasi.

During 1955-60, Kaumudi Munshi mostly stayed in Varanasi for her training and accompanied Siddeshwari Devi on her concerts and the music conferences. Later, she also took training from Ustad Taj Ahmed Khan for ghazal singing.

After returning to Mumbai in early 1960s, she concentrated on singing thumri, dadra, ghazal, bhajan, and folk songs mainly from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of her songs were composed by her husband, Ninu Mazumdar though she also worked with other music director like Avinash Vyas, Dilip Dholkiya, Ajit Merchant etc. She sang semi-classical songs mainly in Gujarati and Hindi Probably, Kaumudi Munshi may be the first to popularise the Hindustani semi-classical songs in Gujarati. She also composed and sung children’s songs both in Hindi and Gujarati.

Kaumudi Munshi’s association with Hindi films was very limited. It started and virtually ended in 1954 with two films – ‘Bhai Saheb’ (1954) and ‘Teen Tasveeren’ (1954) for which her husband, Ninu Mazumdar was the music director. The reason was that she started singing in Hindi films only after her marriage with Ninu Mazumdar in 1954. In the same year, she left for Varanasi to be the disciple of Siddeshwari Devi. After her return to Mumbai in early 1960s, she and her husband concentrated on non-filmy semi-classical and folk songs though she sang in two Hindi films, ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ (1961) and ‘Raja Aur Rank’ (1968) besides singing a song in a Bhojpuri film ‘Bidesiya’ (1963).

On the occasion of the first Remembrance Day of Kaumudi Munshi, I have chosen one of her songs from the film ‘Teen Tasveeren’ (1954). The song is ‘kar ke singaar chali, saajan ke dwaar chali’. The song is in two parts. The part of the song sung by Kaumudi Munshi and chorus is written by Prem Dhawan while remaining part-1 and the full pat-2 of the song sung by Ninu Mazumdar is mainly based on Sant Kabir Das’s nirgun bhajan.

‘Teen Tasveeren’ (1954) was a very obscure film with not so well-known cast. I have no idea about the story of the film. Hence, it is difficult to know the context in which the song under discussion was picturised. What I can surmise is that while the first part of the song rendered by Kaumudi Munshi and Chorus is pre-wedding ‘bidaai’ song, the part of the song sung by Ninu Mazumdar which continues in Part-2 is, in the broader context of ‘bidaai’ from this world. In a way, part-2 of the song is philosophical. The word, ‘saajan’ has been used metaphorically to mean the Lord of the universe in Ninu Mazumdar’s version.

The broad meaning of the Ninu Mazumdar’s version of the song is as under:

O clever woman, be ready with make-up and the best dresses. You have to go to the God’s house. Do wash, bathe and braid your hairs. There is no returning from God’s house where the shroud will be of earth; the bed will be of earth and thus you will have to get united with the earth.

————————————————————————————-

Note: The life sketch of Kaumudi Munshi is based on https://www.kaumudimunshi.com/about.html and the video of her interview taken in Gujarati on the occasion of her 90th birthday celebration.

Audio Clip (Parts-1&2):

Song-Kar ke singaar chali saajan ke dwaar chali (Teen Tasweeren)(1954) Singers-Kaumudi Munshi, Ninu Majumdar, Lyrics-Kabeer, MD-Ninu Majumdar
Chorus

Lyrics

————————-
Part-1
————————-

kar ke singaar chali
saajan ke dwaar chali
chatura albe..li
kar ke singaar chali
saajan ke dwaar chali
chatura albe..li
chhanan chhanan mori ghunghroo baaje
jhanan jhanan paayaliyaa re
jhanan jhanan paayaliyaa
chhanan chhanan mori ghunghroo baaje
jhanan jhanan paayaliyaa re
jhanan jhanan paayaliyaa
sanan sanan gaaye re pawan ghan
ghanan ghanan baadaliyaa
sanan sanan gaaye re pawan ghan
ghanan ghanan baadaliyaa
o o o o o o
kar ke singaar chali
saajan ke dwaar chali
chatura albe..li

dhin ta thai thai
dhin ta thai thai
dhin dha ki ta dhaki ta dha
dhin ta thai thai
dhin ta thai thai
dhin ta thai thai
dhin dha ki ta dhaki ta dha
dhaki ta dha
ta thai thai

gori teri saajan kaun albela
khel kahaan preet ka khela aa
gori teri saajan kaun albela
khel kahaan preet ka khela

o o o o o
mujhse na poochho
poochho in nainan se..ae
jaane ye kya kah baithe ae saajan se
thhaam ke mori bainyyaan
chupke se bole sainyaan
thhaam ke mori bainyyaan
chupke se bole sainyaan
ab raha jaaye na akela
o o o o o o
saj dhaj ke naar chali
ban ke bahaar chali
chatura albe..li
kar ke singaar chali
saajan ke dwaar chali
chatura albe..li

kar le singaa….ar
chatura albeli ee ee
saajan ke ghar jaana hoga
kar le singaa….ar

————————–
Part-2
————————–

kar le singaa….ar
chatura albeli ee ee
saajan ke ghar jaana hogaa
kar le singaa…aar

naha le dho le
sheesh gunthha le
naha le dho le
sheesh gunthha le
phir wahaan se nahin aana hogaa…aa
saajan ke ghar jaana hogaa
kar le singaa…ar
chatura albeli..ee ee
saajan ke ghar jaana hogaa
kar le singa….ar

mitti odhaawan mitti bichhaawan
mitti odhaawan mitti bichhaawan
mitti mein mil jaana hogaa…aa
mitti mein mil jaana hogaa
mitti mein mil jaana hogaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4833 Post No. : 16615

Today I am presenting a Non-Film song by Master Ashraf Khan. Some of you may remember Ashraf Khan, who sang songs in the films Roti-42 and Baaghbaan-38. We all know him mainly as a film actor, who finally became a Sufi Saint, but his contribution to the Gujarati theatre was substantial. Most of us know many things about Cinema, but very little about Theatre and stage dramas.

Prior to films becoming a source of entertainment for the common man, it was the stage drama which diligently and sincerely gave pure and musical entertainment to the commoners. The rich of course could afford private singing jalsas with famous singers and Tawayafs. Stage dramas were popular mainly in Bengal, Maharashtra and Gujarat, since the early to middle 19th Century. It started a bit late, on a regular scale, in South India, at the beginning of the 20th Century or so.Despite modern means of entertainment like TV and Films, stage dramas are still popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. These two states have a glorious history and tradition of producing classical singers, many of them through the stage dramas.

Master Ashraf Khan was very popular and famous on the Gujarati stage. He was known as the ” Saigal of Gujarat”. Singing of Gazals in stage dramas started with Ashraf Khan, it is believed. Stage dramas are usually called ” Parsi-Urdu,” ” Parsi-Hindi”, ” Parsi-Gujarati”, because the Parsi community was prominent in this medium. Parsis came from Iran (Persia) into North Konkan, and Gujarat and they merged with the Indian People. All generations of Parsis spoke Hindi and Gujarati (with a typical, recognisable tone) and prospered in various trades and fields of Business.

The Gujarati stage was full of artistes from Saurashtra, North Gujarat and Bombay. They belonged to different castes. Jaishankar Bhojak (Sundari), Amrit Kershav Nayak, Vadilal Nayak, Master Shaani, Master Vikram etc were from Bhojak Nayak caste. From the Meer caste came Himmat Meer, Kasam Meer, Lallubhai Meer etc. -all singer actors. Parsis like Sorabji katrak, Sorabji kerawala, Faredoon irani and some Muslims like Ashraf Khan, Alladdin, Ghulam Sabir, Master Fida hussai, Master nissar, Kumar etc. were some members of this community.

Starting from 1871, these drama companies toured Bombay Presidency, Saurashtra, Calcutta and Bengal and upto Rangoon in Brahmadesh (Burma). Unlike Marathi stage the Parsi and Bangla dramas got women doing female roles sooner than in Maharashtra. Some actresses were, Miss Mary fanten, Miss Fitna, Mehtab, gafooran, Gauhar, Deenabai Mistri etc. In the modern dramas of the 1960 to 1980’s even Saraswati Devi (Vidya Bajpai) and Sandhya(Vijaya Deshmukh) acted on Gujarati stage.

However, in the initial years i.e. from 1890 to 1930, there were actors doing female roles. Anand ji ‘Kabootar’, Vikram, Fakir, Himmat meer and Jaishankar Bhojak were major actors famous in female roles. Jaishankar was popular and did female roles in dramas like Vikram Charitra, Barrister, Vasant Prabha and Saubhagya Sundari. His role as ” Sundari” in drama “Saubhagya Sundari” was so popular that later on his name was changed to Jaishankar “Sundari”. He worked till 1961. In his honour, a Drama Theatre in Ahmedabad is named as Jaishankar Sundari Theatre ! What an honour. He was friendly with Marathi stage actor Bal Gandharva and they both used to see each others’ dramas, without fail.

Orphaned very early, Master Ashraf was brought up by one Baburao, his father’s friend. He was a born singer. His mother tongue was Urdu/Pashto, but he mastered Gujarati so well that people considered him to be a Gujarati actor. Master Himmat meer brought him to the Theatre in 1894. He did only male roles and sang also. many dramas like Prithviraj, Arab ka Sitara, Samudragupta, Sansar Sagar, Ek Abla etc, as its Hero. He did about 3000 shows of his drama ‘ Malavpati”, as it became very popular. In 1960, he was felicitated by the President of India and after that he acted in the same drama once again in 1961, though old. He also worked in Hindi films upto 1941 His Heroines were Zebunnisa, Mehtab, Sardar Akhtar, Iqbal Begum (mother of Meena Kumari). From 1950 onwards he tilted towards Sufism and finally became a Saint.

ASHRAF KHAN was an actor and singer in many films in the 40s. He left films ……..and became……..believe it or not…..a SUFI SAINT !

I had first written about him somewhere 9 years ago…in 2012 or so. Here is his information again, but in a different format with some more information collected later on. My friend shri kamlakar Pasupuleti ji had done a lot of research on this actor. It was from his Blog and his book that I learnt more details about Ashraf Khan.

Ashraf Khan shot to limelight with the film Baghban – 1938 . He played the role of a mendicant and rendered three lovely songs composed by Music Director Mushtaq Husain . Ro ro nain gavanvun ,sajanwa aan milo was the most popular song among the three songs he rendered. The movie was a great hit and all the nine songs in the movie were popular. The movie was directed by AR Kardar. The lyrics were penned by the comedian Mirza Musharraf. He was paid Rs 90 / – for the nine songs he wrote for the movie. It is important to know how he progressed in his life and attained the spiritual powers with which he helped millions of people across the globe .

Ashraf Khan was born in Indore on 22-10-1901. He lost his father at a young age of seven. The burden of taking care of his widowed mother and a young sister fell on his shoulder . Indore was a famous city for wrestling and the wrestling competitions were held for all ages including children. He took up wrestling as a profession for some time . He later became a Shepherd boy and guarded the sheep .

He had a good voice and used to sing while taking the sheep in and out of the city. One evening while returning home from the outskirts he started singing loudly. A Gujarati’s drama company was stationed in a nearby bungalow. The owner of the drama company heard his song and he was called inside. The owner asked the boy if he was willing to work for the drama company. The boy replied Yes. There upon the owner asked him if he can play the role of a girl. The boy daringly replied No, will play the role of a boy . The owner was impressed and he got into the Gujarati drama company.

He started playing small roles and as he grew up was given the role of a hero . His salary increased gradually and by the time he was playing hero roles he was paid Rs 600 / per month. He used to give away his entire earnings to his mother. His mother used to give him four annas a day as his allowance as he had the habit of eating Paan( betel leaf ), but Ashraf Khan used to return back the four annas to his mother in the evening.

Ashraf Khan’s mother tongue was Urdu and Pushtu but he learnt to speak Gujarati with ease and he rendered his dialogues fluently. He gave record breaking performances in Malopati Manjh ( Prithvi Vallabh ). He played the role of a hero Prithvi Vallabh in three thousand shows. Prithvi Raj Chauhan was another stage performance in which he played the hero role of Prithviraj Chauhanbin two thousand shows. Ashraf Khan’s heroine on the Gujarati stage was Sandhya. Ashraf Khan was associated with the Gujarati stage even after joining the films .

With the advent of talkie he moved over to Bombay in 1931. His first film was Shakuntala-31 ( made in Bombay.There was another film Shakuntala made the same year in Calcutta by Madon Theatres) With his experience on stage he was hired for three movies Bhartruhari, Gul-e-Bakavali and Veer Kunal. He played the role of a hero initially and later in life played character roles. He acted in more than a dozen movies. Mehboob Khan portrayed him as a mad professor in his famous film Roti – 1942. It was during the filming of Roti that he came in contact with Peer-o-Murshid ( Spiritual Guide) Ghulam Sarvar. Ghulam Sarvar belonged to Lahore and was employed in railways as a guard. He had many followers in Bombay. Ashraf Khan’s devotion towards his spiritual guide was so great that whenever he visited Bombay he used to carry his luggage on his head and escort him home .

Large crowds used to gather to meet Peer-o-Murshid Ghulam Sarvar in the 1940’s and among the film personalities the notable were A R Kardar, Mehboob Khan, Yaqub, Prithviraj Kapoor , Trilok Kapoor, Sardar Akhtar, Akhtari Faizabadi, Jaddan Bai etc etc to name a few. Akhtari Faizabadi and Jaddan Bai used to sing devotional songs during the assembly .

Taking care of the visitors footwear was the first duty assigned to him by his Peer and Ashraf Khan never thought it was a menial job He knew that the peer is shedding his ego by assigning such tasks. Peer-o-Murshid Ghulam Sarvar was so pleased with his devotion that he handed over his Gaddi ( seat ) to Ashraf Khan. Ashraf Khan became a Peer .

His association with the Gujarati stage lasted till his end. In 1962 after his last stage show at Dhoraji in Gujarat he returned to the Dargah where he was stationed with his family . It was the ninth day of the Gyarhvi Sharif ( the eleventh month of Islamic calendar ). He lay down on his bed and spoke few words to his wife and fell unconscious, but his lips started moving as if he was narrating verses from Ayat Sharif. This situation continued the whole of that night and the next day. His wife , family members and devotees remained at his bedside reading verses from Ayat Sherief He opened his eyes in the evening. His devotees asked him how he was and he replied that wherever he is, he is doing well .

He was brought to the hospital at Rajkot in this condition. Ashraf Khan passed away at eleven PM on the eleventh day of the Gyarhvi Sharif, the eleventh month of Islamic calendar. His mortal remains were brought for funeral to the residence of Dr Malik who was a friend and a devotee. His devotees were chanting holy verses from Ayat Sharif and Darood Sharif . Around 4 O’ clock in the morning he opened his eyes once again, looked all around him with a smile and closed his eyes. This was a surprising moment for all those who were present around him. A dead man opening his eyes and smiling was something strange. The crowd shouted Hazrat is alive, Hazrat is alive, call the doctor. There are several people alive today who witnessed this strange incident. Dr Malik examined him and pronounced him dead. He was buried at Ganj Shahda which is located on the Ahmedabad – Delhi highway . The Urs is celebrated every year and lakhs of devotees all across the globe visit his Mazaar ( Tomb ).

Among the film personalities who used to attend the Urs were Mehboob Khan, Sardar Akhtar, Zaibunissa, Mehtab, Begum Akhtar, Prithviraj Kapoor and Trilok Kapoor etc .

There are hundreds of families in Hyderabad whose vows were fulfilled by the spiritual powers of Hazrat Ashraf Khan. Each family has a different story to narrate. Many sickly people got cured, many got rid of financial troubles, rivals became friends, and many women became mothers after best efforts by doctors failed .

Amirbai Karnataki rendered a couple of devotional songs in his praise. Some disc collectors of Hyderabad had them in their collection .

Ashraf Khan acted in 31 films in all. Some of his films were- Aaiye 1949, Phool 1945, Roti 1942, Baghban 1938, Ajamil 1934, Roop Basant 1933, Malati Madhav 1933, Husn Ka Gulam 1933, Veer Kunal 1932, Gul-e-Bakavali 1932, Bhartruhari 1932. He sang 59 songs in 14 films. Some of the songs rendered by Ashraf Khan were in movies …..Baghban 1938, Baaghi 1939, Aazaadi-E-Vatan 1940, Roti 1942, Pagli Duniya 1944 and Naiya-1947. His last film was Arab ka sitara-1961.

Noted Record Historian, Dr. Suresh Chandvankar also wrote about Ashraf Khan in his book in Marathi ” पूर्वसूरींचे सूर “. He says that after the death of his parents, Ashraf khan was looked after by his father’s Hindu friend Baburao. He learnt Gujarati so well that people thought that he was a Gujarati. He entered the Gujarati stage. Due to his good singing, in later periods he was called Saigal of Gujarat. In 1960, he was felicitated by the President of India. In Bombay he had a bungalow in Girgaon. From 1950 onwards, he inclined towards Sufism, while still working on stage and films.

After his death, his Darga is set up at Dana Limdi, on the Bombay-Gujarat highway, where every year Urs is held and lakhs of visitors come. (Based on information from article by P.Kamalakar ji, book -पूर्वसूरींचे सूर by Dr. Suresh Chandvankar, Gujarati Rangbhumi by K.N.Parekh, HFGK, muVyz and my notes. Thanks to all.)

Six songs of Ashraf Khan are discussed on this Blog. All are film songs. This is perhaps his first Non Film Song to feature here.


Song- Khudi mitaaye na jab tak Khuda nahin milta (Ashraf Khan NFS)(1940) Singer- Master Ashraf Khan Lyricist- Unknown MD- Unknown

Lyrics

Khudi mitaaye na jab tak
Khuda nahin milta
Khudi mitaaye na jab tak
Khuda nahin milta aa
aa aa

?? mein shaakh mein ae ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
?? mein shaakh mein
gul mein usi ka jalwa hai ae
ke uspe kehte hain
hamko khuda nahin milta aa aa aa
kiya na uska tasawwur
na dhyaan hai dil mein
ae ae ae ae
kiya na uska tasawwur
na dhyaan hai dil mein ae
kisi ko raasta chaltey
Khuda nahin milta aa aa
(??)jabaan dil se alag rakkho
tu tu mai mai se ae ae ae
jahaan hai ??
Khuda nahin milta aa aa

kisi ka dost na paaya
jahaan mein ae makhmoor
kisi ko dost na paaya
jahaan mein ae makhmoor
Khuda to mil bhi sake
aashna nahin miltaa
Khuda to mil bhi sake
aashna nahin miltaa
?? gair kahin
?? to kya nahin milta
aa aa aa


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16900 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2022) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16949

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1313
Total Number of movies covered=4587

Total visits so far

  • 15,234,090 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,980 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 5000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: