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Blog Day : 3574 Post No. : 14318

“Daara”(1953) was produced by Shaikh Mukhtar and directed by Harish for Omar Khayyam films, Bombay. The movie had Begum Para, Nigar Sultana, N A Ansari, Mukri,Tun Tun,Sankata Prasad etc in it.

The movie had 7 songs in it. 7 Lyricist had written one song each !

Here is the third song from “Daara”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Saba Afghani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Md Shafi.

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

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


Song-Do din ki bahaaren khatm huyin (Daara)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Saba Afghani, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
do din ki bahaare aen
khatm huyin
armaan bhara dil ro hi diya
do din ki bahaaren khatm huyin
ulfat ki kahaani itni thhi
paaya bhi unhen aur kho bhi diya
do din ki bahaaren khatm huyin

ummeed ka sooraj chamka thha aa aa
saawan ki andheri raat liye
maaloom na thha milne ki ghadi
aayegi judaai saath liye
kismat ne hamen dhokha de kar
aabaad ?? barbaad kiya
do din ki bahaaren khatm huyin

fariyaad bani honthon ki hansi ee ee
gham dil ki tamanna loot gaya
ik geet ?? rooth gai
ek taar baja aur toot gaya
in jaagati aankhon se hamane
ik khwaab adhoora dekh liya
ulfat ki kahaani itni thhi
paaya bhi unhen aur kho bhi diya
do din ki bahaaren khatm huyin

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

Blog Day : 3569 Post No. : 14306

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 66# Singer – Mukesh
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Just few days back I came across this song that I am presenting today. After listening to it I was feeling like maybe I had heard it on ‘radio’ many many years back. When I listened to it once I just kept listening to it again and again and with every new day this song is growing on me, on and on. The song is from the 1978 movie ‘Pal Do Pal Ka Saath’ and it is sung by Mukesh ji.

‘Pal Do Pal Ka Saath’ was directed by BR Ishara for Kaveri Films, Bombay. The cast of actors includes Shekhar Kapoor, Rama Vij, Shamli (New Discovery), Asit Sen, Paintal, Johny Whisky, Aarti, Tiger, Mishri Lal, Mohammad Ali, Amal Sen, Narayan Gwalani, Hameed, Sitaram, Jasbir, Prakash Joshi, Vijay Nangia, Bhaiyalal Sharma, Kashi Prasad Chaurasia and others.

This movie has four songs penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri, Yogesh, Balkavi Bairagi and Dev Kohli. Music for this movie is composed by Shyam Saagar. One song from this movie had been posted on the blog earlier in 2014 i.e. four years back and it was introduced by Sudhir ji – ‘Chupke Se Peechhe Se Aa Ke’ sung by Rafi Saab and lyrics of this song are by Dev Kohli.

As mentioned by Sudhir ji in his post this movie seems to be an ‘obscure movie’ though it contains ‘gems of songs’ (‘veritable gems’ as Sudhir ji has mentioned in his post) as we can say for the earlier song and the today’s song after listening to them. I don’t remember to have heard about this movie earlier and not gone through its information before. It was only after listening to the today’s song that I searched for its details in HFGK Vol V and also read the earlier post on the blog. This movie was passed by censor board on 07.04.1978.

Almost forty years have passed since the movie and its music had been created, however listening to its songs revives the memories of the music of those years and Mukesh ji’s singing of the many other songs for Yogesh ji. Yes, today’s song is penned by Yogesh.

Since the movie was an obscure movie I think its songs were also forgotten easily. I am not able to locate online, the other two songs of this film. As per Geet Kosh, these are solo songs in the voices of Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. We have to search for them and need to bring them here for our listening pleasure. Till then let us listen to this wonderful composition of Shyam Saagar and savour the magic Yogesh ji’s words and Mukesh ji’s singing…

Only the audio of this song is available as of now. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs please.

Song – Anuraagi Mann Sab Kuchh Seh Le (Pal Do Pal Ka Saath) (1978) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Shyam Saagar

Lyrics

anuraagi mann sab kuchh sah le
anuraagi mann sab kuchh sah le
har uljhan mein
hans ke tu rah le
anuraagi mann sab kuchh sah le

ik sang tera
parichay gehra
janam janam ka ye naata re
ik sudh kho kar
besudh ho kar
geet tumhaare hi gaata re
do chehron ka tu ik darpan
anuraagi mann sab kuchh sah le

mita’ti nahin hai prem ki rekha
toofaanon ke bhi aane se
tripti adhoori
rah jaati hai
saagar ko bhi
paa jaane se
ho na ho poora tera samarpan
anuraagi mann . . .
har uljhan mein
hans ke tu rah le
anuraagi mann sab kuchh sah le

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अनुरागी मन सब कुछ सह ले
अनुरागी मन सब कुछ सह ले
हर उलझन में
हंस के तू रह ले
अनुरागी मन सब कुछ सह ल

इक संग तेरा
परिचय गहरा
जनम जनम का ये नाता रे
इक सुध खो कर
बेसुध हो कर
गीत तुम्हारे ही गाता रे
दो चेहरों का तू इक दर्पण
अनुरागी मन सब कुछ सह ले

मिटती नहीं है प्रेम कि रेखा आ
तूफानों के भी आने से
तृप्ति अधूरी
रह जाती है
सागर को भी
पा जाने से
हो न हो पूरा तेरा समर्पण
अनुरागी मन. . .
हर उलझन में
हंस के तू रह ले
अनुरागी मन सब कुछ सह ले


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 : 3569 Post No. : 14305

Thoda Sa Dil Laga Ke Dekh. . .

Film – ‘Musafirkhana’ from 1955, she plays the role Mary, the love interest of Frankie (Johnny Walker). Mary’s mother fancies another match for her daughter, and Frankie is contemplating suicide on that account. As it often happens in films, Mary breaks out into a song, trying to lift up Frankie’s dying spirits.

1958 – she plays the role of Nargis, the bosom friend of Sheela (Nutan), in this confused and comic scenario of mixed identities and true love – ‘Aakhiri Daao’. Funny to note that Nargis is her real name. And casting credit lists her assumed name. Always life is so interesting.

On to 1960 and ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi’. Now she is Sheela, the naughty and playful nurse, who is reprimanded by the head nurse for putting on too much lipstick. Then it is ‘Half Ticket’ in 1962. As Lily, a partner in crime with Raja Babu (Pran) – the scene is simply hilarious, as she tries again and again to pat Vijay’s (Kishore Kumar) bottom – actually his back pocket, searching for an expensive diamond that Raja Babu has hidden there. There is a whole music and dance sequence, with a tape recorder keeping company, as she tries to extract the stolen goods from Vijay, without letting him know.

In 1965, she is Stella, the au pair companion to Rita (Nanda), in the musical romantic drama ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’. 1970, moving into senior roles; the film is ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, and she herself is Rita, the British Indian wife of Sharma (Madan Puri), always with a smoking cigarette in her hand.

Fast forward forty years, to 2012 – she is very much on screen, this time playing the mother in law to Nargis (Daisy Irani) and grandmother of Farhad (Boman Irani) in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi’.

6th March earlier this year, she passed away in her sleep, just some weeks short of her 89th birthday. A memorable career for more than six decades, with quite over 200 films in her portfolio, and a number of very successful TV serials thrown in for good measure. Nargis Rabadi – she would have been 89 today.

Born this day in 1929, Nargis’ father was a priest in the Parsi temple. She was just 3 years old when her father passed away. Her mother raised her two daughters, working as a cook at the Parsi community festivals. After completing her studies, her elder sister got a job as an office secretary at Johnson & Johnson. So when Nargis completed her studies, she also came to Johnson & Johnson, working in the packaging department.

A close family friend and uncle, Chinuu Mama, was associated with the film industry. One thing led to another, and Nargis was introduced to Sheikh Mukhtar, who at that time was searching for a second lead lady for his film ‘Ustad Pedro’ (1951). At first, he was concerned that Nargis may not be able to handle the Hindi/Urdu dialogue, being a Parsi. But Nargis talked to him and the director Harish, and they were convinced she could do the role. That’s how she got her first break in films.

And with the first break, she also got a new name. The film’s director was concerned that her name might be confused with another rising star of those years – Nargis. And so he suggested her to change her name to Shammi. She did, and the name served her well for the remainder of her life. In later years, she became to be better known as Shammi Aunty.

Stringing through the cameos above, an interesting thing emerges. Her name is Nargis. She changes that to Shammi. In the 1958 film ‘Aakhiri Daao’, her name in credit appears as ‘Shammi’, and her screen name is Nargis. Then in 2012, her screen name is not clearly evident (in ‘Shirin Farhad. . .’), but then her daughter in law (Daisy Irani) has the screen name of Nargis. 🙂

Alongside ‘Ustad Pedro’, Harish was also directing another film at the same time – ‘Malhaar’ (produced by Mukesh, the singer). Impressed by her performance during the shooting of ‘Ustad Pedro’, he cast her as the heroine of ‘Malhaar’ opposite to another new face, Arjun. Although ‘Ustad Pedro’ did good business and was popular, ‘Malhaar’ failed to impress at the box office. The prospects of growing as a leading lady in the industry slowly receded.

But on the other hand, she became very much in demand for second lead female roles. Especially if the role demanded some comic goofiness, Shammi was quite the first name that the producers thought of. With little breaks here and there, she continued her cinematic journey, playing oh so many an endearing roles, leaving behind indelible memories. The wide eyed shocked look on her face as she opens the door to find her grandson (Boman Irani) standing there, as if coming out of a melee – is simply priceless. So many more of such moments flicker through the mind’s eye, as I pull together this piece today.

The song that I present today, however, is on a more somber note, the words expressing the very emotion that the heart wants to convey – “तुम चले॰॰॰ क्यों चले”. The film is ‘Awaara Ladki’ from 1967. This is an Asha Bhosle solo rendition that is picturized on a much younger Shammi. In the clip, we also see Sudesh Kumar – with a very lost look on his face, walking away from her, and then the song begins.

It is a peculiar situation – I am reminded of the one earlier song that I had posted from this film. The emotional mood of the song and the situation of that song is precisely the same – Sudesh Kumar + lost look + walking away, only the lady singing that song is different. It is Sheela Ramani singing “Arre Jaane Waale Nazar To Mila Ja”. Discovery of these two similar songs indicate some sort of a love triangle in the film’s story. Interesting – prompts me to watch this film.

This song is not listed in the Geet Kosh, although the print does indicate that there are more songs than the four listed. Music is by Dhaniram, and the uploader of this video clip, a dear friend Dharmesh from Rohtak, has indicated that the lyrics are from the pen of Kaif Irfani. So I will go by that information for now.

Bidding a good bye to a dear goofy artist, and to the long innings she has played on screen. Rest in peace, Nargis; or maybe I should say, wallow in mirth Shammi Aunty, wherever you are.

Adios and farewell.

 

Song – Tum Chale. . . Kyon Chale  (Awaara Ladki) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kaif Irfani, MD – Dhaniram

 

Lyrics

toot chukka hai
dil pehle bhi
soch to mujh par thukraate zaalim
na loot naseeba banta hai abhi bhi

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
dhadkan ke saaz par hook ye kehti
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
palak kinaara nadiyaan ansuwan ki behtin
shaam e gham hi mera mausam suhaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
shab se shabnam rotey rotey kehti
besahaara aaj dekh ek taara
besahaara
sun zara haaye
kehta angaara afsaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
bin ishaare tere maut bhi na aati
tu kar ehsaan main nadaan sahi
nadaan sahi
maut ki maujon mein
beh jaaun to chale jaana
bhool rahe hain muskaana
tum chale. . .  kyon chale

tum chale. . .  kyon chale
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe
doley hansi labon pe

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूट चुका है
दिल पहले भी
सोच तो मुझ पर ठुकराते ज़ालिम
ना लूट नसीबा बनता है अभी भी

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
धड़कन के साज पर हूक ये कहती
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
पालक किनारा नदियां अंसुवन की बहतीं
शाम ए ग़म ही मेरा मौसम सुहाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
शब से शबनम रोते रोते कहती
बेसहारा आज देख एक तारा
बेसहारा
सुन ज़रा हाए
कहता अंगारा अफसाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
बिन इशारे तेरे मौत भी ना आती
तू कर एहसान मैं नादान सही
नादान सही
मौत की मौजों में
बह जाऊँ तो चले जाना
भूल रहे हैं मुसकाना
तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले

तुम चले॰ ॰ ॰ क्यों चले
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे
डोले हंसी लबों पे


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Blog Day : 3566 Post No. : 14296

“Baalak”(1969) was directed by Adarsh for Kala Mandal, Bombay. This “social” movie had Master Suraj (Sarika), Jaimala, Dev Dutt, Jayshree T, Manmohan Krishna, Shyama, Jeewan, Jagdeep, Junior Mehmood, Abhi Bhttacharya, Chand Usmani, Bipin Gupta, Hiralal, Dhumal etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Baalak”(1969) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dattaram.

The movie was a tear jerker. If anyone does not believe me, then the picturisation of this song will turn him into a believer 🙂 The picturisation shows the parents of a new born kid dying and the hapless kid is brought up by her elder sister. The elder sister too gets married and goes away while the kid (Baby Suraj aka Sarika) finds herself being treated as a child labourer. This song gets played in the background all this while.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors visible in the picturisation.


Song-Bhagwaan ki dekho bhool (Baalak)(1969) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics

ye kaisi aandhi chali
ye kaisa toofaan
khilte hi murjha gaye
maat pita se praan

bhagwan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool

ye kismat ki baat
hai kaali raat aur kaanton se ghira hai gulaab
vidhi ne na jaane kin ghadiyon mein likhi hai ye kitaab
likhi hai ye kitaab
ab samaaj ke atyaachaaron ka
jab chakr chalega
dar lagta hai toofaanon mein
kaise diya jalega
kaise diya jalega
diya jis maalik ne praan
usi ki hogi ab pehchaan
jo paalak sab ka kahaata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool

ye kisne chhedi shahnaayi
kiski chali hai doli
kis bhaai se bichhad chali hai ye behna anboli
ye behna anboli
ik pyaar thha wo bhi roothh chala
ik taar thha wo bhi toot chala
do nanhi nanhi aankhon se aansu ka jharna phoot chala
aansu ka jharna phoot chala
hui door ye sar se chaanv
behen bhi chali hai apne gaanv
kaun ab dheer bandhaata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata

ghar ghar mein kitne bachchon par
yoon zulm dhaaye jaate hain
hadd hai ghulaab ki patti se
patthar katwaaye jaate hain
patthar katwaaye jaate hain
bhagwaan ka roop ye baalak hain
jis par barse nit chingaari
naari bachche par zulm kare
wo naari sachmuch hatyaari
wo naari sachmuch hatyaari
hai nanhi si ye jaan
ke jis par laakhon hain toofaan
chhupa hai kahaan vidhaata
aasman ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool


This article is written by Raja, 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 : 3520 Post No. : 14136

There are many artists for whom I’ve written posts here, remembering them on their birth or death anniversaries. But there are two artists who have featured more than others in this regard. I remember them every day anyway – so on their anniversary it is only a matter of a different intensity. I am grateful to them every single day for their legacy, the treasure trove they have left us behind with. They are long gone now from this world – coincidentally they went within a few months of each other – but they remain, and will always remain, in my heart. And not just my heart, but millions of hearts. Such is the love we have for them, such is the hold they have over us.

I am of course talking about two giants of the industry – Rafi Saab and Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today happens to be the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir – and here I am, writing yet another post in his memory. I have already written many posts on him, so I expect this will be a short one. At least, by my standards. 🙂

From all accounts, Rafi Saab and Sahir were like chalk and cheese. Rafi Saab is reported always having a smile on his lips, a total lack of ego, easy to work with, a generally non-controversial nature – and was one of the most-loved artistes in the industry.

In contrast, Sahir was seen as egoist, not the easiest person to work with. He was seen as often being bitter and rebellious. He had his fair share of controversies – and differences with other artistes. It’s also fair to say that while everyone acknowledged his genius as a poet and lyricist, he didn’t exactly endear himself to one and all.

And yet both of them have a special place in my heart. They were masters of their craft, and when they executed it, whether through the written word (Sahir) or through his voice (Rafi Saab), the words went straight to my heart.

Since this is a post for Sahir’s anniversary, I will keep it to Sahir from here on.

Sahir needs no introduction to anyone here. And if he does, there are far better sources to discuss him than this post, so I would recommend checking out any of them. Here I will only talk briefly about why I love Sahir so much. It goes without saying that Sahir’s poetry (which often found its way in his lyrics) was in a class of its own. In fact, he often dumbed down (simplified) his poetry to make it more understandable for film-going audiences.

Much of Sahir’s poetry is understandably in Urdu – and his lyrics for film songs too have a strong Urdu slant to them. As a big fan of Urdu, I thoroughly enjoy listening to Sahir’s poetry and lyrics, even if I don’t always understand them. 🙂 But if it were only Urdu that attracted me to him, that would be at one level only. After all, I have a great regard for Shakeel Badayuni too – his lyrics were also often Urdu-based, and second to none.

No, it is more than just Urdu that attracts me. It is the poet himself – Sahir, the person.

To the world, his bitterness (‘talkhi‘), his moodiness, his ego, his sharp tongue might have made him intolerable. To me, I think it is these very qualities that helped him write the poetry he did. You cannot be dispassionate, you cannot be without fire in your belly – and write rousing poetry. It just doesn’t work. An actor might be able to completely keep his persona behind and immerse himself in a role the moment the director screams “Action”. After all, he is an actor – his job is to be somebody he isn’t in real life.

On the contrary, for a poet, his writing is nothing but an expression of himself and his creativity. And that creativity is a function of his mind, heart and soul. So it is only natural that how he thinks or feels will get reflected in his writing. It is possible to of course separate the two – and seasoned poets do – but when the poetry is in sync with the mood, it probably flows much more naturally. I’m guessing this – I’m no poet. 🙂

So Sahir throwing his feelings into his poetry is something I totally approve of. Now, to the content itself.

In his inimitable style, he wrote on a variety of topics. But he is most identified with having a strong opinion on social issues of the day – and never hesitating to express his opinion. He often used his poetry as a medium to convey a strong message. Sometimes showing a mirror to society, sometimes questioning the government of the day. Sometimes exposing hypocrisy, sometimes calling for revolution. Whatever it was, he was not just another poet content to write some lyrics and get paid for them. He was socially sensitive – and clearly the ills in society bothered him deeply. And this is one of the main reasons I SO love Sahir. How I wish we had more poets like him today, with so much awareness and concern for the plight of the common man!

He has written about injustice in society (“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”), about the need for unity in a fractured society (“Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega“), about women’s plight in India (“Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”), about hope (“Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo”, “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se“, “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi”) and despair (“Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“, “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“, “. . .Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Sara Jahaan Hamaara“).

For someone who had a grounding in Urdu, he could write beautiful bhajans like “Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaaye“, “Prabhu Tero Naam“, “Allah Tero Naam“, “Meri Sun Le Araj Banwaari“,  and the immortal “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyam Saanwre“.

Then there is the philosophical Sahir too, exemplified in songs like “Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu“.

A recurring theme in his writing is the mother-child relationship, maybe based on his own experiences in life. It is well-known that he was particularly close to his mother – and chose her above his much more affluent father when he had to make a choice. So we see beautiful lyrics on mother-child in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (“Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai“), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (“Tere Bachpan Ko“), ‘Trishul’ (“Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne“)  – and I am sure some other films too.

Then there is the qawwaali Sahir. He excelled in them, with the qawwaalis of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, ‘Dharamputra’ and ‘Taj Mahal’ showcasing just some of his work.

And then there is the romantic Sahir. Yes, while he wrote about all other aspects of life, he did not come up short on what was bread-and-butter for most poets – romantic poetry. He could write the most romantic lines – the romantic songs of ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’, for example, just take your breath away. And not just these films – think of songs like “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par” from ‘Shagoon’, and on the same ‘parbat’ theme, “Ye Parbaton Ke Daayare” from ‘Vaasna’.

I can go on and on, discussing his songs, but I think I need to now come to the song for today. It is also a romantic song, but this time from very late in his career. It is no secret that in the 1970s, Sahir was disillusioned with the quality of lyrics on offer in Hindi cinema. Urdu, which offered so much richness to lyrics, was being phased out and replaced with more ‘chaalu‘ lyrics. In general, films (and music too, I might add) had become more loud and less, for want of a better word, classy.

He himself withdrew for a bit – and while he continued to work for the BR Chopra/Yash Chopra banners, he wasn’t as prolific as in the 60s. His disillusionment is probably best expressed in one of his most memorable songs of the decade – “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

It is in this context one needs to see the song for today. It is from the 1980 film ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’, a film that makes its debut on the blog today. I remember this film being released – and being a flop. I haven’t seen the film – my understanding is, it’s based on the famous ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ story. Sanjeev Kumar plays the dual role. The song is a romantic song – and pleasant enough, even if it doesn’t quite scale to the level of his heady songs of the 1960s. Even so, in comparison to the fare around at the time, I’d say its lyrics are better than most other songs of the time. Of course this is just my personal opinion.

Let’s now listen to the song, sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Rafi Saab. Music is by N Datta, one of his most famous pairings. I leave it to you to judge for yourself what you make of this song. I quite like it.

Lyrics were provided to me by the ever-helpful and reliable Avinash ji. A big thanks to him. He makes it so much easier for me to just focus on the write-up itself.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aaj Socha Hai Khayaalon Mein Bula Kar Tum Ko (Chehre Pe Chehra) (1980) Singer – Sulakshana Pandit, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Sulakshana Pandit + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj socha hai. . .
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aise bichhade ho ke jaise kabhi milna hi nahin
aise bhoole ho ki jaise  kabhi jaana hi na thha
ajnabhi ban ke agar yoon hi sitam dhaana thha
paas aana hi na thha  paas bulaana hi na thha
aao toote huye
aao toote huye
khwaabon ki jiyaarat kar len
aaj socha hai ae

ranjishen bhi wahin palti hain
jahaan pyaar paley
pyaar hi jis se nahin
us se gilaa kya hoga
meri ummeed hai tu
teri tammanna main hoon
aur chaahat ki duaaon ka sila kya hoga
ranjishen bhool ke
ranjishen bhool ke
khwaabon ko haqeeqat kar len
aaj socha hai

kya kahoon main tumhen
kya samjha hai kya maana hai
meri chaahat ne tumhen
apna khudaa maana hai
apna hissa hi tumhe maine sadaa maana hai
jaan ko kis ne bhalaa tan se judaa maana hai
jaan aur tan se
jaan aur tan se naya ahd-e-mohabbat kar len
aaj socha hai
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaakar tumko
pyaar ke naam pe thodisi shikaa …

hmm hmm hmm hmmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

aaj socha hai. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज सोचा है॰॰॰
आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर ले ए ए
आज सोचा है

ऐसे बिछड़े हो के जैसे कभी मिलना ही नहीं
ऐसे भूले हो कि जैसे कभी जाना ही नहीं था
अजनबी बन के अगर यूंही सितम ढाना था
पास आना ही न था पास बुलाना ही न था
आओ टूटे हुए
आओ टूटे हुए
ख़्वाबों कि ज़ियारत कर लें
आज सोचा है ए

रंजिशें भी वहीँ पलती हैं
जहाँ प्यार पले
प्यार ही जिससे नहीं
उस से गिला क्या होगा
मेरी उम्मीद है तू
तेरी तमन्ना मैं हूँ
और चाहत की दुआओं का सिला क्या होगा
रंजिशें भूल के
रंजिशें भूल के
ख़्वाबों कों हकीकत कर लें
आज सोचा है

क्या कहूँ मैं तुम्हे
क्या समझा है क्या माना है
मेरी चाहत ने तुम्हें
अपना खुदा माना है
अपना हिस्सा हि तुम्हे मैंने सदा माना है
जान को किसने भला तन से जुदा माना है
जान और तन से
जान और तन से नया अहद-ए-मोहब्बत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिका…

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्मम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सोचा है॰॰॰


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Blog Day : 3517 Post No. : 14127

“Kaaghaz Ki Naao” (1975) was produced and directed by BR Ishara for BRI Arts, Bombay. The movie had Sarika and Raj Kiran (making their debuts as lead actors in grown up roles). The movie also had Pradeep Kumar, Aruna Irani, Helen, IS Johar, Paaro, Johnny Whisky, Dileep Dutt, Shyam Dubey, Amal Sen, Hamid, Asha Sharma, Rajni Verma, Hardeep, Maniyar, Arbind Dasgupta, Manhar Desai, Asit Sen, Manmohan Krishan, Reena Ghosh, Master Mitthoo etc. in it.

There were four songs in the movie. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Kaaghaz Ki Naao” (1975) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jaagmohan.

Only the audio seems to be available as of now. From the sounds of it, this song is bidaai song, and if my guess is correct, it must be a song playing in the background as the bride is given her send off from her baabul.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Aaj sakhi main baabul ka ghar chhod chali (Kaaghaz Ki Naao)(1975) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali
pi ki lagan mein
saare naate
saare bandhan tod chali
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali

bachpan beeta jahaan rang raliyon mein
aaj paraayi hoon main un galiyon mein
na main ladi na poora bol hi boli
kaahe sajaayi mori baabul doli
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali

dukh ye judaai ka tu hans hans ke sahna
ye hi to hai is nagri ki reet ri bahna
ro ke vida hote hain
hote hain jo bhi
jinko vida karna hai
rote hain wo bhi
aaj sakhi ee
main baabul ka ghar chhod chali


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 : 3515 Post No. : 14118

Today’s song is from the 1952 film ‘Aandhiyaan’.

The early part of the 1950s was a turbulent period for the Hindi film industry. A wholesale, but silent change was taking pace. Though the exchange of film fraternity from India to Pakistan and vice versa had slowed down, the vacancies created by the exit of actors, directors and composers were getting filled up fast. At the same time, the older generation of artistes was slowly fading out, giving way to the artists of the newer generation.

Changes were taking place even in other areas, like public tastes in music and the film contents. This automatically changed the face of the film music and the type of film stories presented. Hindi films were now becoming entertainment oriented, taking a precedence over films discussing social reforms. Surprisingly, the decade of the 50s became a ‘ Golden Period ‘ for mythological, religious and devotional films. As many as 124 such films were released in 10 years from 1950 to 1959. This gave roughly an average of one such film released every month continuously for 10 years !

Older composers like Gyan Dutt, Husnlal Bhagatram, K Datta, Hansraj Behl etc were on the decline and the newer ones like Shankar-Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, OP Nayyar etc. prospered. Some old stalwarts like Naushad, C Ramchandra and SD Burman continued their popularity for many more years. Actors, who had entered this field in the second half of the 40s pushed hard to establish themselves into this new set up. It was easier for them to adapt their working pattern to suit the new tastes. One such actor was Dev Anand.

By the end of second world war, writer director Chetan Anand was struggling hard. He wrote dramas, worked for All India Radio, worked even for BBC and finally met KA Abbas of IPTA. Meanwhile, his brother Dev Anand too, after graduation, came down to Bombay and worked in the British Censor Office at a salary of Rs. 160 pm. He too joined IPTA. The brothers worked there and acted in IPTA’s drama, ‘Zubeida’. But their target was Hindi films. Luckily, in 1945, Dev got a role in Prabhat’s film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and same time Chetan also became Director of India Pictures’ film ‘Neecha Nagar’. Both films were released in 1946 and flopped at the same time. ‘Neecha Nagar’ was critically acclaimed but popularly rejected. Till 1948, every film of Dev Anand was a flop. ‘Ziddi’ (1948), a film which he got courtesy Ashok kumar, was a hit film. Then came Madhubala and ‘Niraala’ (1950).

One day, Dev Anand went to Makanlal Jain, owner of M and T Films, and asked for his full payment in advance and also some more as a loan. Jain liked and trusted Dev, so he gave all that money to him. Dev took all that money to Chetan Anand and said, “Let us start our own banner. I will be the hero and you be the director. Suraiyya will be our heroine”. They established Navketan in 1949. Nav means New and Ketan was the name of Chetan’s son. They established their first office in room number 147 in Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, Bombay.

Chetan Anand had written a drama ‘The Inspector General’, inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s drama ‘The Government Inspector’. With suitable adaptation in this drama, Navketan’s first film,’Afsar’ (1950) was made on shoe string budget, within six months. The film was released on 16-6-1950. And it promptly flopped. For their next film, they called in their good friend Guru Dutt to be the director and selected a crime story. They needed a new heroine. Mona Sinha, a cousin of Uma Anand (Chetan Anand’s wife) had come to Bombay as their guest. Chetan selected her and changed her name to Kalpana Kartik. She became the heroine of 7 Navketan films. Later on, when Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik in 1954, Chetan Anand, in addition to being his brother, also became his co-Brother ( साडू ).

The film that Guru Dutt directed for Navketan – ‘Baazi’ (1951) became a hit film and it gave Navketan the much needed stability. Two more films were planned, ‘Aandhiyaan’ (1952) and ‘Humsafar’ (1953). Again, both films were flops. Navketan decided to fall back on a crime story once again. Uma Anand wrote the story, Chetan wrote the screenplay and Vijay Anand wrote the dialogues. SD Burman was brought back for the music – the music of ‘Baazi’ had also been a hit. The film – ‘Taxi Driver’ was directed by Chetan Anand and it became an unprecedented hit film. The songs became popular and SD Burman got the Filmfare award too. ‘Taxi Driver’ was also the first film showing the new logo of Navketan for the first time.

Coming to the film we are discussing today. ‘Aandhiyaan’ was written by Chetan Anand and Hameed Bhatt – his friend from their IPTA days. This time music was composed by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Jaidev, who had learnt sarod from the Ustad, became his assistant for this and the next film. Ten years later Jaidev would independently give music to Navketan’s hit film, ‘Hum Dono’ (1961). All the 8 songs of ‘Aandhiyaan’ were written by Pt Narendra Sharma. 5 singers – Lata, Asha, Hemant Kumar, Laxmi Shankar and Surinder Kaur were used. Lata sang a long song in 3-parts, which is being presented today. It is almost 10 minutes long. One of the commenters on YouTube has stated that this was originally recorded as a 6-part song. Since HFGK reports only 3 parts, either the claim is wrong or the other 3 parts must have been discarded before the film took final shape.

The choreography for the film was done by Laxmi Shankar, who also sang one song in the film. The cast of the film was Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Nimmi, KN Singh, MA Latif, Leela Mishra, Durga Khote etc. Johnny Walker had a small role in the film, probably as a mascot (which did not work this time). The story of the film is

Ram Mohan (Dev Anand) is a sincere and hard working advocate. He is the legal advisor to Seth Deen Dayal (MA Latif). Seth ji’s daughter Janki (Kalpana Kartik) and Ram Mohan are in love. Seth ji gives his consent for their marriage and they are engaged. Raami (Nimmi) secretly loves Ram Mohan but never expresses her love. Another businessman Kuber Das (KN Singh) wants to marry Janki.

Janki’s mother falls ill and Seth ji spends all his money on her treatment. Finally, he even asks for a loan from Kuber Das. Kuber puts a condition that Janki should marry him. With all other sources exhausted, Seth ji has no option. Janki also is ready to marry  Kuber to save her mother. Thus Kuber marries Janki. When Janki’s mother comes to know this, she goes into a shock and passes away.

Kuber wants Janki to sleep with him, but she refuses. When he forces, Janki runs away and collides with Raami, who had come there to inform her about her mother’s death. When she sees Kuber forcing Janki, Raami kills Kuber Das. She is arrested and brought to court. Before she gets to hear her sentence she dies in the courtroom itself.

Ram Mohan and Janki get married. (No. 651)

 


Song – Hai Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiyaan (Aandhiyaan) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, Music – Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

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Part 1
———–
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai..ai..ai
kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai
aaj parwaane ko bhi
apni lagan par naaz hai
naaz hai
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye..e..e
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
dil ko roney ke liye
dil ko roney ke liye
tere dil ka saaz pagli
tere dil ka saaz pagli
aaj be-awaaz hai
aaj be-awaaz hai

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan..aan..aan

———–
Part 2
———–

aaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaaa aaa

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan

aain aisi aandhiaan
aain aisi aandhiaan
aaan..dhi..aa..aa.aan
bujh gaya ghar ka chirag
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daa..aa..aagh
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daagh
the jahaan armaan
the jahaan armaan
us dil ko milin barbaadiaan
barbaadiaan

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaa..aa..aan

———–
Part 3
———–

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaa aaa

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa

zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
kabhi phoolon ke baag
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein

zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh
zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

kabhi phoolon ke baagh
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

phool kaanton se bhari hain
zindagi ki vaadiaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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———–
भाग १
———–

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है
आज परवाने को भी’
अपनी लगन पे नाज़ है
नाज़ है
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
दिल को रोने के लिए
दिल को रोने के लिए
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
आज बेआवाज़ है
आज बेआवाज़ है

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग २
———–
आss आsss आss
आssss आsss आss
आssss आssss आsssss आssss
आsss आss आsss आss

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ

आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आं॰॰धि॰॰आ॰॰यां
बुझ गया गहर का चिराग
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दा॰॰आ॰॰आग़
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दाग़
थे जहां अरमां
थे जहां अरमां
उस दिल को मिलीं
बरबादीयां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग ३
———–
आss आss आss आss
आss आsssss आssssss आss

आss आsss आssssss
आssss आssss आssssss आssss आssss
आssssssss

ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
कभी फूलों के बाग
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में

ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़
ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़

कभी फूलों के बाग
कभी काँटों के दाग़
फूल काँटों से भरी हैं
ज़िंदगी की वादियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां


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Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14081

“Chori Chori”(1973) was Produced and directed by Keval P Kashyap for KPK Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sanjay, Radha Saluja, Bindu, Gulshan Bawra, Jageerdaar, Kamran, Ifthikhar, Lalita Chatterji, Sapru, Asit Sen, Tuntun, Dhumal, Yashodhara Katju, Bhagwan, Sundar, Brahmchari, Jankidas, Jugal Kishore, Subroto, Vijay Dutt, Manohar Deepak, Birbal, Madhu Apte, Jerry, Kishore Sharma, Gulab Singh, Hamid, Sooraj, Darshan, Bina Bhalla, Mridula, Veerendra Kaushik, with guest appearances by Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Simi Garewal, Sameer, Jagdeep, Paintal, Mohan Choti, Maruti, Shakti Samanta.

This movie, which is far less known than “Chori Chori”(1956), had six songs that are equally obscure.

Here is the first song from “Chori Chori”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mukesh. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan, just like what was the case for “Chori Chori”(1956). In reality it was just Shankar, seeing that Jaikisha had expired in 1970.

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

With this song, “Chori Chori”(1973) makes its debut in the blog.
PS-One partial video is available. One can see that this song is lip synced by Shashi Kapoor.

Audio (Full)


Video (partial)

Song-Vaasta hi na jab raha tumse (Chori Chori)(1973) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
tum kisi gair ki amaanat ho
kaisa shiqva-gila bhala tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

dard de ke paraaye ho baithhe
kaise maangoon main ab dava tumse
dard de ke paraaye ho baithhe
kaise maangoon main ab dava tumse
kam se kam jhoothhi tassali dete
haaye ye bhi na ho saka tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

chand roti hui yaadon ke siva
dekh lo kuchh nahin liya tumse
chand roti hui yaadon ke siva
dekh lo kuchh nahi liya tumse
yaaron hanste ho mujhpe khoob hanso
aur ho bhi sakega kya tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha

uski kismat pe rashq aataa hai
jiske dil ka jahaan basa tumse
uski kismat pe rashq aataa hai
jiske dil ka jahaan basa tumse
achchhi kismat hi nahin thhi apni
kaise kah doon bura hua tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha tumse
phir jafaaon ka kya gila tumse
vaasta hi na jab raha


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 : 3499 Post No. : 14058

The song found me, literally, and bowled me back into my childhood, into the radio listening days, and this seldom heard lullaby that simply takes you into a dreamland. One of those songs in which the words, the music and the rendition comes together a such a perfect blend that listening to it, the world disappears, and for a while it is just yourself with the song and the music.

I was actually planning another 1960s film for debut and was searching online for posted songs for a film that I had identified. Without any preamble or focused thought, I just stumbled into this song. Nothing else struck me, except the first five words, that resonated with a long dormant memory somewhere deep in time. And without a notice, this song was upon me.

The film is lost and forgotten. I myself have not seen it. Actually when I heard this song originally, I had no clue as to the film or other details. It is only today that this connection is made. The film is ‘Daak Bangla’ from 1974. A film that has been produced and directed by Girish Ranjan. This is one of the new wave cinema that was starting out in the early to mid 1970s. The star cast is listed as Simi Garewal, Shubhendu Chatterjee, Nitin Sethi, Geeta Siddharth, Bhagwan Sahu, Ramesh, Lalita Kumari, Rasheeda Thakur, Satyabhan Sinha, Gunaji, Shriniwas Tripathi, Master Neelabh Kaul, Master Prem, Baby Aparna Mudgal, Prabhat Kumar, and Iftekhar.

The film has just two songs, both come from the pen of Anjaan. This song being a lullaby, the other song, from the words, seems like a folk song, in the voice of the same singer. Music is by Shyam Saagar. When I first read this name, I thought I am familiar with this music director. Our dear Bharat ji has posted a few non-film songs of Suman Kalyanpur, composed by him. But when I went in to check, it turns out that the music director whose song are posted by Bharat Bhai, his name is Shyam Sharma. So the music director of this wonderful soothing lullaby makes his debut on our blog also. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find Shyam Saagar’s name appear in a few more films in the 1970s.

The singing voice is of Suman Kalyanpur. When I first located this song, I was tempted to hold back this song for her birthday, but on checking the anniversaries list, I find that we have just passed her birthday on 28th Jan. And so I decided not to wait for 2019 for this wonderful song to come board.

The song starts off as a lullaby, and then it also transforms into a song of regretful past. A lonely poignancy takes over the emotions as the song proceeds. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add some more information, if available, about the film story, and this song.

The recording is a little skippy, but I am able to piece together all words, checking back and forth across the lines that get repeated. However, there is one line, indicated by ((?? ?? ?? ??)) in the lyrics, which I have not been able to decipher. It is three or four words, and I could not make them out. I request other readers and listeners to please help decipher this line.

A wonderful heart warming song, sung so smoothly. It seems to flow over the senses like slow moving honey. I have simply fallen in love with this song all over again. 🙂

[Ed Note: – This is the second movie of Shyam Saagar in the blog. He has already appeared in the blog with a song from the film ‘Pal Do Pal Ka Saath’ (1978).]

Song – Palak Hindole Chadhi Re Nindiya  (Daak Bangla) (1974) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Shyam Saagar

Lyrics

palak hindolay
chadhi re nindiya
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmm hmm
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
hmm hmm
ansoyi rain
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmmmm

aakaash ganga ki
sapneeli lehron pe
jhilmil sitaaron waali naao
aayegi aake tujhe
sang le ke jaayegi re
sat range sapnon ke dwaar
o mere apne
jhoothe hain sapne
sapna jo roothe
nindiya jo toote
bheegen na nain
bheegen na nain
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
ansoyi rain
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmmmm
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
hmm hmm
ansoyi rain

kaanton ke van mein
ik raah bhooli
kaanton ke van mein
ik raah bhooli
paagal hawaa si zindagi
saagar se bichhdi
maruthal mein khoyi
pyaasi nadi main pyaar ki
raahon mein khoye
sapnon ke mele
sulge dhuaan sa
ye mann akele
paaye na chain
paaye na. . .

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पलक हिंडोले
चढ़ी रे नींदिया
पलक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्म हम्म
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
हम्म हम्म
अनसोई रैन
पालक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्मम्म

आकाश गंगा की
सपनीली लहरों पे
झिलमिल सितारों वाली नाव
आएगी आके तुझे
संग लेके जाएगी रे
सतरंगे सपनों के द्वार
ओ मेरे अपने
झूठे हैं सपने
सपना जो रूठे
निंदिया जो टूटे
भीगें ना नैन
भीगें ना नैन
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
अनसोई रैन
पलक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्मम्म
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
हम्म हम्म
अनसोई रैन

काँटों के वन में
इक राह भूली
काँटों के वन में
इक राह भूली
पागल हवा सी ज़िंदगी
सागर से बिछड़ी
मरुथल में खोई
प्यासी नदी मैं प्यार की
राहों में खोये
सपनों के मेले
सुलगे धुआँ सा
ये मन अकेले
पाये ना चैन
पाये ना ॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3490 Post No. : 14022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1983.

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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