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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 :

4722 Post No. : 16433

Today’s song is from a Mythological film- Shri Krishna Bhakti-1955. Made under the banner of Combined films Traders, Bombay, it was directed by the Wizard of Trick scenes- Babubhai Mistry. MD was my favourite- Chitragupta. All the 8 songs of this film were written by G S Nepali.

Hindu religion describes how the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu (Dashavataar) actually represent the Evolution of the Human race. The 10 Avatars were…

1. Matsya….Life started from water.
2. Kachha(Tortoise)…. First Amphibian who learned to live both in Sea and on Land.
3. Varaah (The Boar)….Life solely on Land.
4. Narsimha….Half qualities of Animal and half of Human.
5. Waman….Developing Humans.
6. Parshuram….Human ruled by Emotions
7. Shri Ram….Perfect Human being.
8. Shri Krishna….Survival amongst the opposition.
9. The Buddha….Extreme stage of Sacrifice
10. Kalki….End of Anarchy and present set up, to start a New Age all over again….Yet to come.

The most popular among these are, of course, Ram and Krishna. But what was the necessity of these Avatars at all ? Answer to this is in Bhagwad Geeta. BHAGAVAD GITA is one of our cultural heritage books. It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay- who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happenings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting, the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further, enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that, whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness, He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge), to protect the virtuous, destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.

This is described in the IV chapter, stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagavad Gita thus-

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

“Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”

Praritranaya Sadhunam
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
Dharamasansthapnaya
Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge.”

Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

“For the protection of the good,
for the destruc­tion of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.”

Indian filmmakers have made several films on the stories associated with these two Avatars- Ram and Krishn. Lord Ram has always been hailed as the “Purushottam” or the complete man. Personally, I feel that Characters like Shri Ram are not suitable for this age. For today’s times, the best suited is Krishna. While Ram taught us how to rule righteously, Krishna taught us how to win over the Villains and be successful. In today’s context, Krishn-Niti is more suitable,I aver. When your righteous living is in danger due to evil forces, you can not remain like a Purshottam. You will need to adopt Krishn Niti for survival. The best difference between these two can be explained by this Shlok.

Shri Ram – Ahinsa Parmo Dharmah….There is nothing greater than Non violence.

Shri Krishna – Dharma Hinsa tathaiva cha….You are justified to pick up arms for a just cause.

For the last 100 odd years, we were taught only the first part, but now we realise the second part is more suitable for our survival, in these times. Krishna Niti says, there is nothing wrong to adopt unconventional methods if your Right Cause is facing strong opposition. Lord Krtishna’s life was full of interesting episodes and therefore I like Krishna more than Ram, for his relevance to modern times.

Today’s song is from a film which depicts the story of a Krishn Bhakt. It is about how the devotee is saved from imminent death. The story of the film is….

In a village lives a boastful Bramhin Balbhadra Shastri and Cheta-the Krishn Bhakta Harijan. One day Cheta invites several Sadhus for food, whom Balbhadra had insulted. At the time of meals, the Sadhus get more than enough food. At the same time, food from Balbhadra’s house disappears. This enrages Balbhadra Shastri. On Janmashtami day, Shanti- Balbhadra’s daughter serves Prasad to Seva, son of Cheta. Balbhadra is very angry and hits Seva. He becomes unconscious. Same time the Idol in the temple disappears miraculously. People are afraid and request Cheta to invoke God to come back. Cheta sings a Bhajan and Seva comes alive and at the same time the Temple idol returns. All the people start hailing Cheta.

Balbhadra is very angry and decides to kill Cheta, but in the melee, instead of Cheta, Balbhadra kills his own daughter Shanta. Balbhadra accuses Cheta of her murder and takes him to court. Cheta is sentenced to death. On the day of execution, when Cheta is singing a bhajan while on way to the Gallows, suddenly, Shanta comes running and explains that the killed girl was someone else and she was kidnapped. Cheta is freed. Balbhadra repents and Cheta is honoured as a Great Krishn Bhakt.

The great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri ( 5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood.

Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for the rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work, encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. The other attraction was the Night club set, which, in case of police Raid, could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes. It was a great fun to watch these two things.
A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

Today’s song is a bhajan by Mohd. Rafi and chorus.


Song- Ganga mein nahin Jamuna mein nahin (Shri Krishn Bhakti)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Ganga mein nahin
Jamuna mein nahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin een een een
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode
kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode

sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
heere mein nahin moti mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala
chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala

jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
dharti mein nahin saagar mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein
paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein

mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
Geeta mein nahin Vedon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin


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Blog Day :

4715 Post No. : 16421

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 26
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This date ten years ago (15 June 2011) was a normal day for the blog when six songs from six different movies were were covered in the blog. Here are the details of the six songs that were covered on this day ten years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
4001 Dil neeke beete jaate hain Pooran Bhagat(1933) 6 songs so far covered out of 20
4002 Waah ri duniyaa waah re zamaane Grihasthhi(1948) 6 songs covered out of 8 by now
4003 Ae ishq hamen barbaad na kar Naach(1949) 9 songs covered out of 11 by now
4004 Thandi thandi hawaa jo aaye Sunehre Din(1949) 7 songs covered out of 10 by now
4005 Tum dekh rahe ho ke mite saare sahaare Sheesh Mahal(1950) All 9 songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
4006 Yahaan raat kisi ki rotey katey Jai Bhawaani(1961) 4 songs covered out of 8 by now

As many as five movies (out of six) are eligible for blog ten year challenge today on 15 June 2021.

“Naach”(1949) is one of the five eligible movies.

“Naach”(1949) was produced by Kuldeep Sehgal and directed by Ravibndra Dave for Kuldeep pictures, Bombay. The movie had Suraiyya, Shyam, Wasti, Om Prakash, Kuldip Kaur, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Urvashi, Sewak etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Nine songs have been covered in the past.

Today, as blog ten year chaallenge, here is the tenth song from “Naach”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam and Rafi. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The two female singers sing together throughout the song and they never sing alone.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
With this song, Husnlal Bhagatram complete 300 songs in the blog as music directors.


Song-Namaste jee namaste jee (Naach)(1949) Singers-Rafi, Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Rafi + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee..eee

subah se shaam tak
kyun gair ki galiyon mein rehte ho o o
khafa hotey hain jab hum phir
namastey hamko kehte ho
tumhaarey raaj mein kya hum
rahengey bas yoon rastey mein

namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhraa jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee…eeee

hamaarey dil ke kamarey mein
phataaphat aake bas jaao o
naheen is dil ki kuchch pagdi
chaley aao chaley aao
khulee hai dil ki building
saikadon hain isske raste jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee ..eee

mangaa do aaj hi maathey ka jhoomar hamko dehli se
mangaa do haar soney ka hamein phauran bareilly se

hai dekho kitni mehangaayee
hai dekho kitni mehangaayee
magar zevar hain sastey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hamraa tumhra jeevan beetey
hanstey hanstey jee
namastejee namastejee
namastejee namastejee eeee


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4710 Post No. : 16416

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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 5
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The fifth post in this series is taking care of 4 artists, who are majorly important and fruitful associations of first decade of Rafi Sahab’s career. First and foremost is the composer duo of Husnlal-Bhagatram who composed many melodious scores in late 40’s and early fifties. I counted 100 plus songs in the excel sheet of Rafi sahab’s songs, which are composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram. 45 of these are written by Qamar Jalalabadi. I found these 6 songs of this team’s duets sung by Mohammad Rafi and Shamshad Begum.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Ladka Aur Ladki Mile Pyar Ka Gaana Chhoti Bhabhi(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Mere Dil Ko Jalaaya Na Karo Gauna(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Chod Diya Ghar Baar Rani Tere Liye Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Gori Bahon Mein Chudiyan Kaali Saja Lo Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Le Lo Ji Maharaja Dupatta Mera Saat Rang Ka Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Tera Mera Ho Gaya Prem Main Hun Saheb Tu Hai Mem Farmaaish(1953) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi

As for pure duets of Rafi-Shamshad are concerned, I counted 150 in the list, out of which 94 are posted in the blog. There are many Punjabi films songs also in the 150 duets of Rafi-Shamshad. Apart from these there are many group songs of three or more singers, with these two stalwarts, who started the journey of duets right in 1946 and continued till late 60’s. There is no way I am not listing my favourite Rafi-Shamshad duets here.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Solah Baras Ki Bhai Umariya Aag(1948) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ram Ganguly Bahzad Lakhnavi
Mohabbat Mein Kise Maloom Tha Ye Din Bhi Aayega Paaras(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
Bolo Ji Dil Loge-2 To Kya Kya Doge Patanga(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum C Ramachandra Rajendra Krishna
Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar Bharke Aankhon Men Khumaar C I D(1956) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum O P Nayyar Majrooh Sultanpuri
Khat Khut Karti Chham Chhum Karti Gaadi Hamaari Mother India(1957) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Naushad Ali Shakeel Badayuni
Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama Bata De Tujhe Jaana Sawan(1959) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Hans Raj Bahal Prem Dhawan

I found this song in the list credited to Pakeezah, but it is not available:

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Jayen To Kahan Jaaye Ab Tera Ye Deewana Hatkar (Unreleased) Pakeezah(1971) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Kaif Irfani

Guess what, there are exactly 151 songs in the list of Rafi sahab’s song where the lyricist is Qamar Jalalabadi. There seems to be perfect symmetry, here as I counted 151 for Rafi-Shamshad and 101 for rafi-Husnlal Bhagatram.

Here is the total tally of these artists in the blog so far:

Artist Songs posted in the blog Total songs
Husnlal-Bhagatram 296 451
Qamar Jalalabadi 393 721
Shamshad Begam 713 1273

** Shamshad Begam’s posted songs are not yet updated, after the recent 4-5 posts of her songs.

Coming to the song under discussion, it is from the film’Gauna’ 1950. A very sweet chhed-chhad genre song, very early 50ish. I had not head this song too like many of Husnlal-bhagatram’s songs, until a few days ago. I had to post a Rafi-Shamshad duet, and it is was a melodious one composed by HB, it was a double ‘sone pe suhaaga’.

Following songs of Gauna (1950) have been covered in the blog:-

Song Date of posting
Ban ban ke mit gayin hain taqdeer ki lakeeren 26 February 2012
Aaj kisi se ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar chaar 22 October 2016

The song reminded me of this famous song.

While seeing to the Rafi-Shamshad duets in the excel sheet, I could see a few, that I have written the post myself, but I have listed only the songs that are readily recognisable and are part of my old film songs listening memory. With only 94 songs posted so far in the blog, there are at least 40 such sweet/meloncholy/mischievious/romantic duets that remain to be posted. Enough for another series, if any one is of the mind. Arunkumar Deshmukh Sir, is fond of the older duets of these two singers as has posted a lion’s share of the last few such duets.

Lastly, I cannot stop listening to the duets of these two, whenever I reach one. Even unknown songs are like fresh fruit juice. The khanak in Shamshad Begum’s singing, and the soft smooth tones of Rafi Sahab, make for a delightful duet, always.

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo – Gauna (1950)

Song-Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo (Gauna)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal-Bhagatram

Lyrics

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
meri gali mein bhi ee
meri gali mein bhi aaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

haha
badi aayi gali wali
dekh liya ra’ub teraa
kar chuki sawaal gori
sun lo jawaab meraa
gali tere baap ki nahin een
baap ki nahin
ho mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo o
o o
mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

achha meri baat suno
tab tumhen jaanen
ek baat tum maano
ek ham maanen
gali mein to aao baabuji ee
aao baabuji
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo o o
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

waah waah khoob soojhi
main na qaaboo aaungaa
gali mein bhi aaungaa aa
sapnon mein bhi aaungaa
jise nahin saathh rakhnaa aa
saathh rakhnaa
usse apnaa banaaya na karo o
usse apnaa banaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4706 Post No. : 16411

Hullo Atuldom

“Mehrban” (1967) as spelt in the titles of the movie was an AVM (Madras) production written and directed by A. Bhimsingh. It’s cast was headed by Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt and had Ramesh Deo, Shyama, Ashim kumar, Jayanthi, Shashikala, Bharathi, Mehmood, Soodesh Kumar and Sulochana Latkar. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Rajinder Kishan and Ravi was the music director. The movie had seven songs of which the blog has the following two.

Song Date of posting
Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam 21 January 2013
Mera gadha gadhon ka leader 9 December 2016

As we can see this movie last made its appearance in 2016 with a wonderful post by Rajaji who was pushed to write by Avinashji. Infact, for the both songs posted, Avinashji was the lyrics contributor.

The 2013 post had a brief synopsis of the movie. It equated the movie to the 1990 David Dhawan directed Rajesh Khanna- Govinda starrer “Swarg”. I happened to see “Mehrbaan” recently and realised that the similarity is limited. Yes, Rajesh Khanna played the rich-man in “Swarg” similar to Ashok Kumar’s character in “Mehrban”. Govinda played the orphan who is devoted to the family similar to Sunil Dutt’s character in “Mehrban”.

The variations in the 1967 movie is that the wealthy couple Shanti Swarup (Ashok Kumar) and Parvati (Sulochana) have three sons and two daughters in addition to being the adoptive parents of Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt). (In “Swarg” the wealthy couple are childess) They also bring in Laxmi (Nutan) whose parents were known to them and who die leaving Laxmi to fend for herself. So, as we can see it is a full house. That gives the story all kinds of good, bad and ugly characters which helps the writer to gives us a three-hour long movie with lots of ‘rona-dhona’ ‘kasam khana and khilana’ etc. i.e. a highly emotional movie. The end is predictable in that all the family members come together and live happily, once again.

Just remembered another variation between “Swarg” and “Mehrban”. In “Swarg” Krishna (Govinda) becomes rich by acting in movies, buys back the property of his ‘sahabji’ (Rajesh Khanna) and teaches the errant brothers a lesson or two before bringing them back to apologise for all the wrongs that they have done. Kanhaiya of ‘Mehrban’ doesn’t wait to earn riches before coming back to set matters right in the adoptive family. Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt) has Laxmi (whom he marries before being sent away from the home by Sulochana) for support whereas Krishna does it with the help of his friend ‘Airport’ (Satish Kaushik).
Also, in ‘Swarg’ Sahabji’s wife dies of shock and in ‘Mehrban’ Shanti Swarup dies leaving his wife to the mercy of his ungrateful children.

‘Swarg’ was said to be a remake of ‘Mehrban’ which itself was a remake from the 1960 Tamil hit ‘Padikkadha Medhai’ (Uneducated Genius) which in turn was a remake of the 1953 Bengali movie ‘Jog Biyog’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. So, that means this story will hold good in any time and age.

We are revisiting this movie today with a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi but (surprise) it is not a romantic song. In fact, the movie doesn’t have any romantic song, in the true sense of the term. There is a Lata Mangeshkar solo which has Nutan pacifying a sad Sunil Dutt. This song relates the story of Shanti Swarup to his grandchildren.

This is one of five movies where Nutan and Sunil Dutt played the lead. As I was looking up the anniversaries tab of the blog I found that the birth-dates of the two were one day apart. I wondered what scenario it would have been, back then, when the shooting of the movies were on. Nutan would have turned 85 on 4th June and Sunil (birth-name Balraj) Dutt would have been 92. Just a passing thought, their sons are actors too and have acted together in a few movies.

Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song, which turns out to be a multiple version song, were sent by Avinash Scrapwala long ago.

Duet version


Rafi solo version

Song-Ek raaja ki sun lo kahaani (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Duet version
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ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
kahin haathi na ghode na sena koi
na kahin thhi koi rajdha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

teen bete thhe aankhon ke taare
bade pyaare pyaare
dilon ke sahaa..aa..re
woh thhe raja ke anmol moti
nigaahon ki jyoti
thhe maa ke dula..aa..re
palkon ki chhanv mein guzra tha bachpan
masti mein doobi jawa..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ek aisa magar din bhi aaya
jisne raja ko nirdhan banaya
ho gaye khaali saare khazaane ae
haaye kaisa ye andher chhaaya

woh jo bete thhe aankhon ke taare
raja rani ke dil sahaare
kaam aise mein woh bhi naa aaye
chhupte phirte the aankhen churaaye

aaram ke saathi kya kya the
jab waqt padha toh koi nahi
dhan daulat ke sab rishtey hai
dhan rooth gaya toh koi nahin
kaun girte ko deta sahaara
woh raja bechaara
thaka aur ha..aa..ra
sochta thha kahaan hai woh moti
woh aankhon ki jyoti
bane jo saha..aa..ra
raja to chup chaap peeta tha aansoo
chup chup ke roti thi ra..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
kaam magar ek chaakar aaya
ek bhola insaan wahaan thha
bachpan se mehmaan wahaan thha
usne jiske tukde khaaye
sada usi ke paanv dabaaye
un bedardon ki mehfil mein
ek wahi hamdard bacha thha
lekin maalik ko kya deta
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha

apne malik ke kadmon mein ro ro ke
khush hota charan uske dho dho ke
apna tan man nichhavar woh karta raha
ek ishaare pe malik ke marta raha
hai kahaani magar baat kal hi ki hai
na samjhna ise tum pura..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni
ek raja ki sun lo kaha..aa..ni

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Rafi solo version
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Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

Pehle rehte the saagar kinaare
Ab samaaye dilon mein hamaare
Yaad unki rahegi jahaan mein
Jab talak hai ye chaand aur taare
Jo naa mitaaye mitegi kisi se
Chhodi hai aisi nishaani

Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4682 Post No. : 16363

I had almost forgotten about the existence of a film titled ‘Room No. 9’ (1946) until I came across a song from the film on one of the video sharing platforms a few days back. I checked on our Blog to know that two songs from the film was covered in the Blog as early as in March 2013 but surprisingly, the song which I had heard has not yet been covered in the Blog. I liked the song so much that I decided to share the song on the Blog with a small write-up.

‘Room No. 9’ (1946) was produced by S R Rajguru under the banner of Navyug Pictures and was directed by Vedi. The star cast included Shyam and Geeta Nizami in the lead role with K N Singh, Dar Kashmiri, Saroj Borkar, Randhir, Kesari etc in the subsidiary roles. At the outset, I did not have any idea as to which genre the film belonged. The film’s title gives an impression that it may be crime thriller. But an advertisement of the film which appeared on one of the 1946 issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine indicates that film has the ‘most unusual romance’.

The film was released in Mumbai on June 15, 1946 and a review of the film was published in August 1946 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine. Based on the review, I am presenting below a summarized version of the story of the film:

Geeta (Geeta Nizami) is an heiress to a huge fortune left by her father. With this, Geeta’s life is at risk as her uncle is eyeing on her fortunes. For the attainment of his objective, he employs Pratap (K N Singh) a crook to do the needful.

For completing the formalities of handing over the fortunes to Geeta, Barrister Premchand (Raj Bishwas), the executor of the will, comes to the city and stays in a hotel where his son, Shyam (Shyam) escorts Geeta to the hotel room. However, Geeta suspects Shyam to be a crook without knowing that he is the son of Barrister Premchand. Instead, she relies on Pratap, the crook who kidnaps her. However, Shyam rescues her.

Thakur Ajit Singh (Randhir) who is a regular guest in the hotel gets attracted towards Geeta though he already has Rani (Saroj Borkar) as his mistress who is a disgraced wife of Barrister Premchand and the mother of Shyam. Neither Rani nor Shyam is aware that they are mother and son.

In Geeta’s room, Thakur Ajit Singh tries to molest her and, in this milieu, Thakur is shot dead. Thinking that Geeta must have shot him, Shyam takes the crime on himself and runs away from the police. However, he is arrested and put on trail for the murder of Thakur Ajit Singh. Based on the evidence given by Rani, Shyam is sentenced to death by hanging.

Barrister Premchand appeals to the high court for the review of the lower court’s verdict. In the court, he produces the childhood photograph of Shyam with his mother Rani. The mother in Rani makes her to confess that she had shot dead Thakur Ajit Singh in that fateful night. Shyam is acquitted and there is a happy end to the film.

The film had 8 songs, all written by Nakshab Jarchvi and set to music by Rashid Attre. As mentioned earlier, two songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 3rd song ‘tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe’ sung by Mohammed Rafi.

The song is written in a ghazal format and it is one among Rafi’s early dozen odd solo renditions. From his rendition, I can guess that Rafi has mastered the art of voice modulation for particular actors as early as 1946. The moment I heard the song, I got a feel that he was singing for Shyam.

Audio Clip:

Song-Tum is nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe(Room number 9)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Rashid Atre

Lyrics

rahe to kaise rahe ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae
haan aan aan
rahe to kaise rahe ae ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae ae
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

jo mujhse bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
jo mujhse bachte thhe
bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

hamesha aapne
hamesha aapne
haan aapne
gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne
haan aapne gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

wohi to ho
jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se
dekho na baar baar mujhe…e


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 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:

4681 Post No. : 16362

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 22
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This Week, That Year – 5
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09May – 15May, 2011

It has been a long gap. The previous post in this series had come on 23rd Sep, 2020. And the post number was 15911. About seven and a half month’s worth of waterflow has passed under all the bridges. That was 231 days ago. And 450 posts ago. The blog has clocked four more century milestones, and is close to a fifth now.

An understatement it is – that life has changed in these past months. A lot of ideas and motivation for writing has been numbed. Even with the time and inclination both pointing in the right directions, the flow of writing is simply not coming together. Every week for the past 5 or 6 weeks, I scrutinize the 10 year challenge lists. Ideas form in the mind, but somehow do not get on to paper. For this week’s analysis and this post, I have been checking on the week status from a decade ago, for past couple of days. And then today, just decided to start off with this inability to articulate. Let’s see where it will lead to.

Maybe start with numbers. The week that was – 9th to 15th May of 2011. We saw two dot days that week – 11th and 13th May. Something was in the air during those days. Between April and May of that year, we see 10 dot days, that do not seem customary. We had 28 songs posted in that week, and given two dot days, the average productivity would be approximately 5.6 posts per day.

The 28 songs belonged to 27 different films, and only one film made a repeat appearance that week – the film ‘Pugree’ of 1948.

Considering the decades – the thirties and seventies had just one song present. In between we had 8 songs for the 1940s, 11 songs for the 1950s and 7 songs for the 1960s.

The week saw 5 debut films come on board. And the film ‘Parasmani’ of 1963 completed its run and made the Yippeee status. Of the 27 films that got featured that week, a whopping 19 films have since been Yippeee’d over the past decade. And 8 films are still awaiting more songs to complete their run on our blog. All the films have between 2 to 5 songs pending, which means none of them is one song away from being Yippeee’d.

Coming to milestones, the week saw the century milestone for music director Anil Biswas. On 10th May, with the song “Paise Ka Mantar Paise Ka Jantar“, from the 1956 film ‘Paisa Hi Paisa’, Anil Biswas clocked his first 100 songs posted on our blog.

The day by day break up and details of posts on daily basis is given in the table below.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
9-May-11
1 Pardesi 1957 8 5 Pending 3
2 Jalti Nishaani 1957 8 6 Pending 2
3 Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen 1959 7 7 Yippeee’d
10-May-11
1 Kismat 1943 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Milan 1946 8 5 Pending 3
3 Pugree 1948 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 Yippeee’d
5 Paarasmani 1963 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
6 Paisa Hi Paisa 1956 10 6 AC – 100
(Anil Biswas)
Pending 4
11-May-11
[No Posts]
12-May-11
1 Pugree 1948 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Chaalis Din 1959 8 5 Pending 3
3 Faraar 1965 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Namaste Jee 1965 8 4 D Pending 4
5 Uski Kahaani 1966 2 2 D Yippeee’d
6 Hindustan Ki Kasam 1973 4 4 D Yippeee’d
13-May-11
[No Posts]
14-May-11
1 Buzdil 1951 6 6 Yippeee’d
2 Lala Rukh 1958 7 7 Yippeee’d
3 Apna Haath Jagannaath 1960 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Zindagi 1956 8 3 D Pending 5
5 Faisla 1965 7 4 D Pending 3
15-May-11
1 Chandidas 1934 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Dil e Naadaan 1953 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Mirza Saahiban 1947 10 10 Yippeee’d
4 Kaneez 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
5 Zameendaar 1942 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Kaaghaz Ke Phool 1959 7 7 Yippeee’d
7 Shama 1961 11 12 Yippeee’d
8 Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi 1966 6 6 Yippeee’d

Ten years ago, this day six songs were posted from six films. Of the six films, the following four have since been Yippeee’d – ‘Pugree’ (1948), ‘Faraar’ (1965), ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ (1973). The two pending films are ‘Chaalis Din’ (1959) and ‘Namaste Ji’ (1965). For today’s post, I have picked this fun wooing song in the voice of Rafi Sb from the film ‘Namaste Ji’.

This film has an interesting background, from a collector’s perspective. For almost two decades, this film has been on the fringe of becoming available in public domain. There are collectors who have been declaring the availability of this film with tantalizing promises of making it available ‘shortly’. But that shortly has never really materialized. To the extent that there are folks who have uploaded doctored videos, i.e. songs of this film overlaid on a video sequence of another film with the same lead actors. Ah yes, we do see many an example of such shady presentations. And to tell you – the world is so full of believers, that the comment sections of such uploads contains profuse thanks for being able to see the video clip of the song. There are rare comments that point out this insidious jugglery, but such statements of accusatory truth are lost in the bevy of praises.

One of my very close and dear friends, has shown me photographs of the library shelves of another collector in Bombay, where the Betamax tape of this film, ‘Namaste Ji’ is very much visible. But no, we have had no success in being able to view or acquire this film. And so we are also not 100% certain that the titles that are sitting in the library of this other collector, whether these just blanks, to impress others. Do not know. This, and actually many other titles, have been doing rounds of collector circles and communications – that they are imminent to be released to public domain shortly.

Another very interesting variation to this scenario is the case where the original film has been dubbed into another language. Case in point is the film ‘Qaidi’ from 1957, very well known for its musical score by OP Nayyar. Now this film, as many others, was later dubbed into Tamil and other south Indian languages. The current scenario with this film is that the Hindi original of this film is not available (yet) in public domain. However the Tamil version is very much available in public domain. Some technically astute and enterprising collector has picked the video sequence from the Tamil version and has overlaid the audio of the song in Hindi. He has posted a couple of such ‘manufactured’ videos with the claim that they are the original and that he has the full film in original Hindi. After much explorations and discussions, it has been determined that the claim is spurious.

A very enticing and also tormenting situation is when actually we have real and true clips of songs and short video sequences posted online, but the entire film is simply not surfacing anywhere. Years have passed in waiting but simply no word of real existence has surfaced. Maybe I shall take this up in another post – it is getting very lengthy.

So back to ‘Namaste Ji’. The film has been produced under the banner of DM Films, Bombay (now Mumbai) and is directed by Daljeet Krishan. Is Daljeet the ‘D’ in the banner name? Not sure. The star cast as per the Geet Kosh is Ameeta, Mehmood, IS Johar, Nalini Chonkar, Ulhas, Manorama, Mridula, Rajan Haksar, Kundan, Baij Sharma, Brahmdutt, Helen, Sumita, Arti, Manjula, Vinod, Ramesh, Ajeet, Meena, Baijnath, and Nazeer.

The film has 8 songs listed. The music boasts of such all time favorites as “Mere Do Naina Matwaale Kis Ke Liye“, “Bahaaron Thaam Lo Ab Dil Mera Mehboob Aata Hai“, and “Hamen Kya Jo Har Su Ujaale Huyen Hain”. Interesting to note that so far 4 songs of this film have made their appearance on the blog. Three of them appeared in 2011, the fourth came on board in 2014. And then, a long radio silence. Yes, the fifth song makes its appearance today, after a gap of seven years.

The music composition is by GS Kohli and the song writing is shared between Anjaan and Anand Bakshi. However sadly, the song being presented today has no lyricist identified for it. Could this be a traditional or a folk song that has been reused? Yes, quite possible, from the sound of it. The language of the song sounds like Awadhi or Bhojpuri, and so it could be folk song that has been brought into this film. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please comment on this observation.

From the rendering of this song, it may be not wrong to surmise that this song is picturized on Mehmood. It sounds similar in rural tones, to some other songs that Mehmood had performed on screen, e.g. the song “Pipra Ke Patwa Sareekhe Doley Manwa” from the 1963 film ‘Godaan’.

So, wrapping up today’s write up, with a forlorn hope that this film shall make its appearance in the public domain, sooner than later.

Let us see.

Song – Kahaan Jayi Ho Najariya Churaaye Hum Se  (Namaste Ji) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – GS Kohli

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kahaan jayi ho  o o o
kahaan jayi ho
najariya churaaye
hum mmmm mm mm mm
hum mmm mm mm se..e

o kahaan jayi ho oo oo
 
kahan jayi ho o o
o kahan jayi ho najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho o o

gori gussey mein ho
gori gussey mein haayye
gori gussey mein
daaman chhudaaye hamse ae
oye
oye oye oye
kahan jayi ho o
kahan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho

naagan si goriyaa chalai chaal aisey ae ae
lotey karejwaa pe haaye saanp jaise
lotey karejwaa pe haaye saanp jaisse
qaabu karee hum jeeyara pe kaise
kauno jatan to batai ho batai ho batai ho re
kahaan jayi ho
o kahan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho o
oo ooo ooo
aaaa aaa aaa aaa
ooo ooo oooo ooo ooo
haaye haaye
haaye haaye
haaye

tohre basai deen o duniya bhulai bey ae
tohri duwaaree pe dhooni ramayi bey
tohri duwaaree pe dhooni ramayi bey ae
jab ban ke jogi
o jab ban ke jogi
alakh hum jagayi bey
phir kaisey bas mein
na ayi ho
na ayi ho
na ayi ho rey
kahaan jayi ho o
o kahaan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahaan jayi ho o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ ओ
कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये
हम्म म्ममम म्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्ममम म्म म्म से॰॰ए

ओ कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ

कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ
ओ कहाँ जई हो नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ

गोरी गुस्से में हो
गोरी गुस्से में हा॰॰य
गोरी गुस्से में
दामन छुड़ाए हमसे॰॰ए
ओय
ओय ओय ओय
कहाँ जई हो ओ
कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो

नागन सी गोरिया चलै अइसे॰॰ए॰॰ए
लोटे करेजवा पे हाय साँप जइसे
लोटे करेजवा पे हाय साँप जईस्से
क़ाबू करी हम जियरा पे कइसे
कौनौ जतन तो बतई हो
बतई हो
बतई हो रे
कहाँ जई हो
ओ कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ
ओ ओss ओss
आsss आss आss आss
ओs ओss ओsss ओss
हाय हाय
हाय हाय
हाय

तोहरे बसइ दीन ओ दुनिया भुलई बे॰॰ए
तोहरी दुवारी पे धूनी रमइ बे
तोहरी दुवारी पे धूनी रमइ बे॰॰ए
जब बन के जोगी
ओ जब बन के जोगी
अलख हम जगइ बे
फिर कइसे बस में
न अइ हो
न अइ हो
न अइ हो रे
कहाँ जई हो॰॰ओ
ओ कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ ओ


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Blog Day :

4676 Post No. : 16353

“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4669 Post No. : 16345

Hullo Atuldom

At the outset let me admit that I was reminded of today’s song a few days back when I was writing the post for Moushumi Chatterjee’s birthday.

Today’s song is from the 1980 released Raj Khosla directed Moushumi Chatterjee- Rishi Kapoor starrer “Do Premee”. It had a cast of Om Prakash, I S Johar, Deven Verma, Col. Kapoor (also went by the name Raj Bharati), Geeta Bahl, Aruna Irani, Roopesh Kumar etc.

The movie was a standard love story where the young couple are children of fathers who are not friends. Retd. Col. Bhagwant Singh (Om Prakash) goes to the extent of getting Payal (Moushumi) engaged to Roopesh Kumar but of course the couple elope and reach Mumbai. They take up jobs as driver and maid in a rich girl’s household (of course both are not aware that they are employed by the same person). This rich girl (Geeta Bahl) looks after her family business and also visits a guru (played by Raj Bharati). He has a huge ashram and is shown to perform miracles like walking on water etc. The guru also has a secret attached to his ashram and Deven Verma (a cop in plain-clothes) is out to crack the mystery. Meanwhile the fathers reconcile their differences and come looking for their children and save them from the captivity of the guru in the climax for a All-is-well ending.

The movie had six songs of which the blog has two both of which were posted in 2018.

Mausam pe jaaani hai (a very popular song of the movie)
and
Ladki waalon ki taraf se ladke aalon ko mubaarak ho

The songs were written by Anand Bakshi, composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, sung by Anuradha Paudwal, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mohd. Rafi.

Today we are having a duet by Mohd Rafi and Anuradha Paudwal. It shows the young couple being playful with each other. The song was decently popular in its time.

Today we are thinking of Chintu on his first anniversary. Unbelievable that it is an year. He was a person who was on his way to recovery from cancer and had gone to Delhi for a shoot when the Pandemic hit the country. He returned to Mumbai when the lock-down was announced. We saw him on news channels when the country did the candle lighting and clapping (thali bajaoing) for the Pandemic warriors. Must say that he looked a pale shadow of his former self but the child-like enthusiasm and his charming smile was there for all to see.

Chintu (Rishi Kapoor) was rather active on social media and didn’t dither from stating his mind. In the last decade or so he was seen in a variety of roles:- an underworld don in “D-Day”, a grand old 90-year man in “Kapoor & Sons”; even a 75-year-old son to a 100 year-old Amitabh Bachchan in “102 not out”. A lot more would have come for us -his fans- but for the exit which came a year ago on this date. It was a sad day for many of his colleagues, fans and most of all his near and dear ones.

I am waiting to see what happened to that last movie that he was shooting in New Delhi before the Pandemic.

Missing this actor who acted from the age of two and half years to 63.


Song-Paayaliyaa chhanki ke na chhanki chhanki (Do Premi)(1980) Singers-Rafi, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

paayaliya chhanki ke na
chhanki chhanki
bijuriya chamki ke na
chamki chamki
payaliya chhanki ke na
chhanki chhanki
bijuriya chamki ke na
chamki chamki
kamariya lachki ke na
lachki lachki
magar phir mat kariyo jo kiya kiya
kiya kiya
o piya
o piya
sun liya

payaliya chanki ke na
chhanki chhanki
bijuriya chamki ke na
chamki chamki
kamariya lachki ke na
lachki lachki
magar phir mat kariyo jo kiya kiya
kiya kiya
o piya
o piya
sun liya

payaliya chhanki ke na

kaanch ki choodi si tu toot jaati hai
kaanch ki choodi si tu toot jaati hai
shaam ki raadha banke roothh jaati hai
gagariya chhalki ke na
chhalki chhalki
chunariya dhalki ke na
dhhalki dhhalki
kamariya lachki ke na
lachki lachki
magar phir mat kariyo jo kiya kiya
kiya kiya
o piya
o piya
sun liya

payaliya chhanki ke na
chhanki chhanki
achha

aaj toh maani
aaj toh maani
phir na maanoongi batiyaan ho o
aaj toh maani
phir na maanoongi batiyaan
jaagoge tadpoge saari saari ratiyaan
najariya atki ke na

atki atki
dagariya bhatki ke na
bhatki bhatki
kamariya lachki ke na
lachki lachki
magar phir mat kariyo jo kiya kiya
kiya kiya
o piya
o piya
sun liya

payaliya chanki ke na

udti patang hai tu
maana o gori
udti patang hai tu
maana o gori
par mere haathon mein hai teri dori
baawariya samjhi ke na
samjhi samjhi
badariya barsi ke na
barsi barsi
kamariya lachki ke na
lachki lachki
magar phir mat kariyo jo kiya kiya
kiya kiya
o piya
o piya
sun liya


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.

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4669 Post No. : 16344

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 136 # A tribute to lyricist Verma Malik & Rishi Kapoor#
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Today 30th April’2021 is the first ‘Remembrance Day’ of actor Rishi Kapoor. He was born 04th September 1952 and passed away on 30th April 2020 at the age of sixty-seven only.

When I was a growing child in the seventies Rishi Kapoor was a rising star and had started his film career with the 1973 movie ‘Bobby’. I must be five years old then. And as I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, I had not watched this movie. Maybe I have watched few songs of this movie on TV. Then there were movies like ‘Rafoo Chakkar’, ‘Badalte Rishtey’, ‘Raajaa’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’, ‘Jhoothha Kahin Ka’, ‘Aap Ke Deewaane’ etc, then ‘Naseeb’’ ‘Ye Waadaa Rahaa’, ‘Karz’, ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhaanaa Hai’ and others which are a part of nostalgia of my growing years. I am not going to list all of them here. But I would like to mention few of his movies which I watched as a grown-up boy, ‘Saagar’, ‘Chaandni’, ‘Bol Radha Bol’, ‘Deewaanaa’, ‘Heena’ etc which I watched during my stay at Kota (Rajasthan).

In the recent years I watched his ‘102 not out’ on TV after his death.

As I mentioned above his movies are part of my growing years and will always be remembered whenever Hindi movies of the seventies-eighties’ are discussed.

He was very active in his personal life too and he spoke his mind on many issues on social media like twitter.

He was smiling even on the day he was hospitalized as we have seen in a video in circulation in media after his hospitalization or just before the night that he left us.

He lived his life to the fullest and his smiling face can never be forgotten.

For today’s occasion I am presenting a song which is a background song from the movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’. If we see the types of roles Rishi Kapoor played on screen and his personal life, he was always a ‘Zindaa Dil’ person.

Let us have a look on the list of movies released in ‘1975’ having actor Rishi Kapoor acted in them.

S. No Name of the movie Actress Passed by Censor Board
01 Khel Khel Mein Neetu Singh 13.05.1975
02 Raajaa Sulakshana Pandit 17.11.1975
03 Rafoo Chakkar Neetu Singh 02.01.1975
04 Zindaa Dil Neetu Singh 15.10.1975

(I sincerely hope that I have not missed any movie in above list)

Today’s song is written by lyricist Verma Malik. We remember him too and pay our homage to him. His ninety-sixth birth anniversary passed on 13th April’2021.
He was born on 13th April 1925 and left this world on 15 March 2009.

Today’s wonderful song also serves as our tribute to him.

Coming back to the today’s movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’, it was directed by Sikander Khanna for ‘S.B. Films International, Bombay’.

It had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Zahira, Pran, I.S. Johar, Roopesh Kumar, Rajesh Lahar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Raj Mehra, C.S. Dubey, Krishan Dhawan, Padma Chauhan, Rajrani, Uma Khosla, Master Shailesh, Master Rocky, Baby Fatima, Meenakshi, Goga, Dham Mota, Ghanshyam, Manohar Azad, and K.D. Shorey, Raja Duggal and Sikander Khanna in special appearance.

This was passed by Censor Board on 15.10.1975.

This movie had five songs penned by Verma Malik and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog. It is sung by Mohd Rafi. I guess that this song appears in the movie in parts. HFGK Vol-V mentions this song as one song only. Video for all the parts of this song seems to be un-available.

In the year ‘1975’ Verma Malik wrote lyrics for the following movies.

S. No Name of the movie Music Director
01 Aandolan Jaidev
02 Apne Dushman Kalyanji-Anandji
03 Chori Mera Kaam Kalyanji-Anandji
04 Do Jhooth Shankar-Jaikishan
05 Monto Kalyanji-Anandji
06 Raftaar Sonik-Omi
07 Sanyaasi Shankar-Jaikishan
08 Zindaa Dil Laxmikant-Pyarelal
09 Zorro Kalyanji-Anandji

From the songs penned by him in the above movies, only one song made it to the final of Binaca geetmala 1975. It was a song from ‘Sanyaasi-1975’ and it was was at number thirty-two. However, the top two songs of the ‘annual list of Binaca Geetmala’ 1975 were written by Verma Malik. They were from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’.

Let us now listen to today’s song (a philosophical song) and pay our tributes to lyricist Verma Malik and actor Rishi Kapoor…

Today’s song, which I guess is played in parts in the movie, are available in audio in several versions. I have selected a version that contains all stanzas .

Audio (containing all stanzas)

Video

Song-Zindagi zindaadili ka naam hai (Zinda Dil)(1975)Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aaaa aa

Hanskar har mushkil apnaa
Duniyaa kaa yahi asool
Khilkar jab tak kali hanse naa
Tab tak bane naa phool
Hanste chehre ke sab saathi
Rone ko saath naa koyee
Hansne waalaa bane sitaaraa
Roye to paanv ki dhool
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

Ik din maut aayegi sabko
Aaj nahin to kal hai
Kisi ki khaatir mar jaana
Ye baat badi mushkil hai
Sadiyon tak wo rahegaa amar
Jo auron pe huaa nichhaawar
Mar kar bhi zindaa rahtaa hai
Wo hi to zindaa dil hai
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gham se daanwaadol
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaa ke tu kar de
Raushan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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(as per video link)
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Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gam se daawaan dol
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaake tu kar de
Roshan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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.

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4657 Post No. : 16326

‘PANCHAM-RAFI’ Jodi’s Variety Songs – 6
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We move further to the next post in this series. Today’s song is from the ‘1972’ movie ‘Shaahzaadaa’.

‘Shaahzaadaa-1972’ was directed by K. Shankar for ‘Amar Chhaaya, Bombay’. It had Rajesh Khanna, Rakhi, Madan Puri, Veena, Karan Deewan, Pandari Bai, Jairaj, Sunder, Mohan Choti, Gulshan Bawra, Sonu Arora, Badriprasad, Halam, Varlakshami.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.09.1972. This movie had five songs written by Rajinder Krishan. Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie. The list of the songs in this movie is as given below and songs posted earlier on the blog have been mentioned with their respective date of posting.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 O tere athhroo chun lawaan main Mohd Rafi Being discussed today
02 Na jaiyyo, chhod ken aa jaiyyo meri raani Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar 04.08.2020
03 Rimjhim rimjhim dekho baras rahi hai raat Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar 29.12.2010
04 Thokar mein hai meri saaraa zamaanaa Kishore Kumar 20.07.2012
05 Pariyon ki nagri se aayaa Lata Mangeshkar

From the above list we can see that Lata and Kishore Kumar had two duets and one solo song each, and Mohd Rafi sang only one song in this movie. And that is the subject matter of this series. I am looking for such instances where Rafi Saab had sung only one song in a movie where music is composed by R.D. Burman. In the previous post we saw one such instance with a song from ‘Phir Wohi Raat-1980’.

In both the movies the other song by a male singer is by Kishore Kumar only. And that made me think if there are movies where Rafi Saab had sung majority of songs and Kishore Kumar had sung only one song. Two such movies immediately come to my mind, and incidentally these two are also Kaka movies, ‘Do Raaste-1969’ and ‘Mehboob Ki Mehendi-1971’ where the music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. May be there are more such instances.

We will bring them here in future posts and enjoy them with a song. 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song sung by Mohd Rafi for Rajesh Khanna in this movie ‘Shaahzaadaa-1972’. Video of this song seems to be unavailable as of now and only the audio is available. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan and music is composed by R.D. Burman.
Audio

Video

Song-O tere athhroo chun lawaan main (Shehzaada)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

O tere athhroo
ni chun lawaan main
O tere athhroo
chun lawaan main
O tere hothhaan nu haase jaawaan main aen
Chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye
Arrey chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye
O tere athhroo
chun lawaan main
O tere hothhaan nu haase jaawaan main aen
Chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye
Arrey chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye

Tu hai behti nadiyaa
Kaam hai tera behna
Sadaa hi chalte rehna
Kisi se kuchh na kehna
Oye hare-bhare kheton ki raani
Tu hai behti nadiyaa
Kaam hai tera behna
Sadaa hi chalte rehna
Kisi se kuchh na kehna
Oye hare-bhare kheton ki raani
Tu to baithhi rahi pyaasi ki pyaasi goriye
O tere athhroo
chun lawaan main
O tere hothhaan nu haase jaawaan main
Arrey chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye
Aaha chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye

Ye maana tu akeli
Nahin koyee tera beli
Na koyee saathhi tera
Na teri koyee saheli
Din wo bhi hai aane waala
Ye maana tu akeli
Nahin koyee tera beli
Na koyee saathhi tera
Na teri koyee saheli
Din wo bhi hai aane waala
Mere jaise mil jaayenge
Chauraasi goriye
O tere athhroo
chun lawaan main
O tere hothhaan nu haase jaawaan main ae
Chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye
Arrey chhod de jawaani mein udaasi goriye


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