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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 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.

hullo Atuldom

Day before yesterday I sat through a movie called “Suhana Safar” looking for a suitable song to wish Sharmila Tagore on her birthday which is this week, made a few mental notes etc. Then I went for a short walk, returned and switched back on to the net to check cricket score etc and the first thing that I saw – an announcement on yahoo’s home page “Shashi Kapoor passes away after prolonged illness at a Mumbai hospital at the age of 79”. My first reaction- “oh no!” Then I thought let me see if atulites have got the news and I saw that our Rajaji had just broken the news there.

There were numerous reactions among my friends and relatives. The news channels were full of reactions by his co-actors, and people at high places starting with the President and Prime Minister of India. There were some tweets about how even the skies were crying at the passing away of this last of Prithviraj Kapoor’s sons- it was raining throughout the west coast of India.

Among the regulars of Atuldom Maheshji forwarded a link to a famous song of Mukesh which is lip-synced by Shashi Kapoor- waqt karta jo wafa. Another forward from our in-house encyclopaedia gave a peek into the life of this smart, handsome Kapoor with a collage of his photos and songs. To dispel any doubts about the genuineness of the news Avinashji sent us a link of Hindustan Times. All-in-all various reactions from the Atul family on the news of the death of a much-loved actor who just gave up his fight with illness. I was always shocked to see photos of an ill Shashi Kapoor, it used to be heart breaking.

The next day’s newspaperied carry reactions from all quarters; his biography about his birthplace, family; how he got into movies; how he met his wife, and how he didn’t recover from her death in the 1980s; list of his popular songs etc. I find that all those were songs which I love. They were all from commercially successful movies. But it seems Shashi’s main aspiration was to rebuild Prithvi Theatre and for this he did a lot of commercial movies- I remember reading a quote of his that he needed commercial movies to fund his needs of running a family, theatre and making the kind of movies which his heart was after. He was a producer of middle-of-the-road or New-Wave cinema as they used to be called.

For a song to accompany this post I am lost for choice (as usual I have a long mental list). But I choose this one from “Pyaar Kiye Jaa”. I had written out lyrics to this song to send it to Atulji in March this year, as is my practice, for Shashi’s birthday. But for some reason it just slipped from my mind. It is penned by Rajender Krishan and Laxmi- Pyare were the music directors with Mohd. Rafi’s playback. It shows Shashi in his element when teasing the ladies much like his song from “Haseena Maan jayegi”- ‘o dilbar jaaniye tere hai hum tere’ or any other song of that genre. His face and eyes convey his mischievousness. I feel like mentioning that his acting style and costumes were different from that any of the reigning superstars- Raj-Dilip-Dev or his own older brother Shammi Kapoor. He had a sense of rhythm (all the Kapoors have this quality) but his way of dancing was different.

Will have to look for him in his movies and songs henceforth…


Song-Gore haathon par na zulm karo (Pyaar Kiye Jaa)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

oye hoye
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
ho gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lagey ae ae ae ae
o gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

jaan-e-man in haathon mein toh
mehandi ka rang lagana hai ae
haay pyaar ki rangat se
tere naazuk ang ang sajna hai
hai kaun si aisi mazboori
jo husn kare yeh majdoori
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

mehlon ki tum raani ho
main preet nagar ka shehzaada aa
baant len ham kyun na dono
dhan apna aadha aadha
ham kaam kare tum raaj karo
manzoor toh haath pe haath dharo
tumhaari kanwaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

gusse mein jo uljhi hai
aao toh woh lat main suljha doon oon
haaye chhede jo zulfein teri
uss shokh hawa ko rukva doon
dekho naa yoon aankhe mal mal ke
pad jaayenge dhabbe kaajal ke
tumhaari kanvaari kalaayi ko
daag na lage ae ae ae ae
gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo
o gore haathon par naa zulm karo
haazir hai ye banda hukm karo

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“Mamta”(1952) was produced by R B Haldia and J L Sharma and directed by Gunjal for Sishaat Films, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Ulhas, Mirza Musharraf, Rajan Haksar, Kamal Mehra, Chitralekha, Bhagwandas, Ramesh, Rajni, Shantabai, Sadiq, Kaabil amritsari, Baby Salma, Master Raja, G P Srivastava, Sheila, paro etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned for four lyricists.

Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Mamta”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Rafi and Sulochana Kadam. Shyam Hindi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik.

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


Song-Tera mera mera tera pyaar(Mamta)(1952) Singers-Rafi, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Shyam Hindi, MD-Sonik
Both

Lyrics

tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
karte hai nainon se naina milne ka ikraar
karte hai nainon se naina milne ka ikraar
ho pyaare
ho pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

aise jaise seep se moti ee
aise jaise jyot se jyoti
aise jaise seep se moti ee
aise jaise jyot se jyoti
ya jaise jeewan se saansen aati hain har baar
ya jaise jeewan se saansen aati hain har baar
ho pyaare
ho pyare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar

pyaar se duniya bair karegi ee
hum donon ko gair karegi
pyaar se duniya bair karegi
hum donon ko gair karegi

lekin maan hi legi ik din
pyaar ke aage haar
lekin maan hi legi ik din
pyaar ke aage haar
ho pyaari
o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar

ik jeewan aur sau sau hain gham
ghir jaata hun inme jis dam
ik jeewan aur sau sau hain gham
ghir jaata hun inmein jis dam
us dam jyot jalaaye tere man mein mera pyaar
us dam jyot jalaaye tere man mein mera pyaar
o pyaare

o pyaari
tera mera mera tera pyaar
tera mera mera tera pyaar
o pyaare
tera mera mera tera pyaar


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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 57 #
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In a few of my earlier posts on the blog, I have discussed how some songs become part of our memories and keep haunting us from time to time, either for some reasons or sometimes without any reasons.

Some songs bring back memories and some just bring back feeling of nostalgia. There are some songs that stay with us because they are part of our growing years.

We keep looking for such separated at childhood songs for our listening pleasure and/or nostalgia till we manage to locate them.

Today’s song is one such song which hadstayed in my memory over the years and and one that I was looking for since 1985-86 when I started collecting cassettes of songs.

This song was still there in my memory and had continued to stay undetected even two decades later when I discovered this blog.

It was only when I got my first copy of HFGK of the decade 1971-1980 (i.e. Vol-V) that I found out the name of this movie the song was from. It was more that one year later that I had realised that this song was not yet covered here.

Whenever I find un discussed songs like this, I start imagining in my mind that the song may have been a special song, being held back for some special occasion. Sometimes such songs do get discussed, but not necessarily on a special occasion and often without much fanfare either when I would feel that the song was worthy of better covereage. 😊

I decided to watch this movie ‘Patanga-1971’ which is available on YT which was the name of the movie this “special” song was from.

The reason why this song was stuck up in my mind could be because I may have watched the movie with my Parents or Uncles in my early childhood when I was too young to recall much. I must have been three and half years or little more then as the dates of the release of the movie suggests. I also feel that this song (from this movie) may have been a frequently played song on radio during those years.

I would categorise this song is the same category of my nostalgic songs as ‘Kaisa jaadu daalaa ma banarasi roomaal waala’ and ‘Joode mein gajra mat baandho’ which haunting me for many years before I finally managed to locate them.

Coming back to the song being presented today, if you watch the movie, you will find no reason for this song to be there in the movie where it appears. It just comes as a ‘filler’ and has no connection with the storyline or no connected events also. (That is what I can conclude by watching the movie till this song and a little more after the song is over).

The movie itself, as other song posts of this movie suggests, was not a success I think, and moves forward on a predictable story line, except that Ajit does not plays a villain’s role in this movie.

The song is very nice to listen to and watch too. Jayshree T and the actor (I am unable to identify the actor?) have given a rocking performance on the soulful singing of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi Saab.

Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri are also very good and Shankar Jaikishan’s music is as expected and melodious.

Now, it was only the ‘mukhda’ of this song ‘patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye…’ and there after only its tune that was there playing in my mind over all these years. While preparing this post I have now listened to it and watched it many times.

This is the fifth song (including one multiple version) to be posted on the blog. Four songs have been posted earlier on the blog which also includes the more popular (?) ‘Thodaa ruk jaayegi to tera kyaa jaayegaa’ .

I am not aware how today’s song fared at that time and would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on it and the movie.

(Note: – In HFGK, Vol -V 1971-1980 under song list of the songs of this movie today’s song is mentioned at number two while in the movie it is on number four and I don’t know if it is just by mistake or there is any reason for that).

‘Patanga-1971’ (or Patangaa-1971) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K.R. Films, Bombay.

It was produced by Kedar Kapoor and R.S. Sharma.

It had Shashi Kapoor, Vimi, Ajit, Sajjan, Wasti, Ashok Kapoor, Laxmi Chhaya, Zeb Rehman, Jagdish Raj, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra, Pravin Paul, Geeta, Amina Bai, Ram Avtaar, Shekhar Purohit, Prem, Shiv Chander, Ravinder Kumar, Haroon, Lal, Nasir, Balram, Santosh, Rajkumar, Basant, Jayshree T and Rajinder Nath.

Story of this movie was written by Vinod Kumar. Screenplay and dialogues were written by Pt.Mukhram Sharma.
Editing of this movie was done by B.S.Glaad.

There are eight songs (seven+one) in this movie, with one song having two parts. Lyrics of these songs are written by Neeraj (four songs), Hasrat Jaipuri (three songs) and Indeewar (one song).

Music for this movie was composed by Shankar – Jaikishan (assited by Dattram and Sabastian).
This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.08.1971.

As mentioned above the today’s song is the fifth song of this movie being posted today after a gap of almost two years.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song.


Song-Patanga jal jal jal mar jaaye (Patanga)(1971) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

O lehriye waali
O motiyonwaali
O lehraa
O lehraa
O lehraa aa

Bum
Bum
Hmm hmm
Hoye hoye hoye hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Hoye
Hai
Hai
Hoye
Hoye
Burrrrr aahaa
Haaye haaye
Hai hai
Haaye
Haaye

Patangaa aa
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye
Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki agan ko haaye nahin jaanaa aa
Aag se khela ye parwaanaa aa
Man ki lagi hai tan ujiyaaraa
Jalte rehna bhaag hamaaraa
O o o
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye
Ye batiyaan kaun tujhe samjhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Kaam hai aasaan hunh
bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa
Kaam hai aasaan
haan bas mar jaana aa
Kaam hai mushkil
khud ko jalaana aa

Tore milan mein jaan to jaaye
Pyaar ki lekin aan na jaaye
O o o
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Hamesha preet ki reet nibhaaye
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaun wahaan par
Haaye
Tera ujaala paaun jahaan par
Pankh pasaare aaoon wahaan par
Bhor bhaye tak panth nihaaroon
Tere liye main umr guzaaroon
Ho o o
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye
Mujhe to aur koyi naa bhaaye

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae
Ye deepak lau usi se lagaaye
Patangaa bhed jaan naa paaye ae

Patangaa jal jal jal mar jaaye
Ye deepak jhoom jhoom lehraaye ae

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ लहरिये वाली
ओ मोतियोंवाली
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा
ओ लहरा आ

बम
बम
हम्म हम्म
होए होए होए होए
है
है
होए
होए
ब्रुर्र्र्रररर आहा
होए
होए
हाय हाय
है है
हाय हाय

पतंगा आ
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए
पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए

मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की अगन को हाय नहीं जाना आ
आग से खेला ये परवाना आ
मन की लगे है तन उजियारा
जलते रहना भाग हमारा
ओ ओ ओ
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए
ये बतिया कौन तुझे समझाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

काम है आसान हुंह
बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल
खुद को जलाना आ
काम है आसान बस मर जाना आ
काम है मुश्किल खुद को जलाना आ

तोरे मिलन में जान तो जाए
प्यार की लेकिन आन न जाए
ओ ओ ओ
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
हमेशा प्रीत की रीत निभाये
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए

तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
हाए
तेरा उजाला पाऊं जहां पर
पंख पसारे आऊँ वहाँ पर
भोर भये तक पंथ निहारूं
तेरे लिए मैं उम्र गुजारूं
हो ओ ओ
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए
मुझे तो और कोई ना भाए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए
ये दीपक लौ उसी से लगाए
पतंगा भेद जान ना पाए ए

पतंगा जल जल जल मर जाए
ये दीपक झूम झूम लहराए ए


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“Maaya Jaal”(1962) aka “Jaadoogar” was a partially colour film (which was usual for movies of that era). This movie was directed by Babubhai Mistry for Rajhans Pictures, Bombay. This quintessential B grade movie had Ranjan, Chitra, Manhar Desai, Krishna Kumari, Pal Sharma, Mumtaz Begam, Nazeer, Shree Bhagwan, Maruti, Radhika etc in it.

One song from the movie has been covered in the blog. That song was a lovely duet sung by Lata and Mukesh. Here is the second song from the movie. This song too is a duet, but this time it is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. The song, a never heard before song for me, is a wonderful “expression of love” song which is penned by Qamar Jalalabadi. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Main tumhaara ho liya aur tu hamaari ho li(Maaya Jaal)(1962) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

main tumhaara ho liya
aur tu hamaari ho li
hoye tu hamaari ho li
duniya pyaar ki dushman hai
duniya ko maaro goli
ye to bataao kaise
main tumhaari ho li
ye to bataao kaise
main tumhaari ho li
is duniya mein rahkar kaise
isko maaren goli

duniya ko maaro goli

teri meri jamegi kaise
pagle pyaar ki baat
na jaanoon tera naam thikaana
na jaanoon teri jaat
pagle na jaanu teri jaat

jaat pyaar ki dushman hai
are waah waah waah
jaat pyaar ki dushman hai
is jaat ko maaro goli
main tumhaara ho liya
aur tu hamaari ho li
duniya pyaar ki dushman hai
duniya ko maaro goli

pyaar ki duniya mein hum donon
mil kar sair karenge
aji mil kar sair karenge
dekhe jo baapu maiyya bhaiyya
hum bemaut marenge
haay re hum bemaut marenge

maut pyaar ki dushman hai
maut pyaar ki dushman hai
aji maut ko maaro goli
waah
main tumhaara ho liya
aur tu hamaari ho li
duniya pyaar ki dushman hai
duniya ko maaro goli

pyaar mein hoti hai badnaami
izzat ki barbaadi
bhaiya izzat ki barbaadi

isi liye to kahta hoon bas
kar lo mujhse shaadi
kya
aji kar lo mujhse shaadi
shaadi pyaar ki dushman hai
aanye kyaa bolti
shaadi pyaar ki dushman hai
shaadi ko maaro goli

main tumhaara ho liya
aur tu hamaari ho li
duniya pyaar ki dushman hai
duniya ko maaro goli


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“Shaahi Chor”(1955) was produced by Ramniklal N Shah and directed by Naseem Siqqiqui for Shah Pictures, Bombay. This costume movie had Shakeel, Daljeet, Hiralal, Jayant, Noor, Yashodhara Katju, Chaand Burque, Sadiq, Prakash, Shiela, malika, Mumtaz, Nadir, Qamar, Devraj, Aziz Siddiqui, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ansari, Wazir Mohammad Khan etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eight rare songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Shaahi Chor”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhaniram.

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.


Song-Aaye hain mehfil mein dil ko thhaam ke(Shaahi Chor)(1955) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Dhaniram
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aa
aaye hain mehfil mein dil ko thhaam ke
ham nahin shaida kisi gulfaam ke ae ae
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
aji ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke

haan
kya kare koi tumhaara aitbaar
har kadam pe tumko ho jaata hai pyaar
har kadam pe tumko ho jaata hai pyaar
peechhe pad jaate ho har gulfaam ke ae ae
peechhe pad jaate ho har gulfaam ke
aur kehte ho
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
arre waah
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke

aa aa aaa
haaye kya badla aa aa
wafaaon ka mila aa
aaye thhe karne muhabbat ka gila haaye
aaye thhe karne muhabbat ka gila
kar diye tukde dil e naakaam ke ae ae
kar diye tukde dil e naakaam ke
haaye
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke

arre waah waah
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke

aa aa aa
tum to kehte thhe
ke ham jab aayenge
aasmaan se chaand taare laayenge

aasmaan se chaand taare laayenge
aaye ho haathhon se dil ko thhaam ke ae ae
aaye ho haathhon se dil ko thhaam ke
aur kehte ho
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke
aji haan
ham to aashiq hain tumhaare naam ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आआ
आ आ आ आ
आये हैं महफ़िल में दिल को थाम के
हम नहीं शैदा किसी गुलफाम के ए ए
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
अजी हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के

हाँ आ
क्या करे कोई तुम्हारा ऐतबार
हर कदम पे तुमको हो जाता है प्यार
हर कदम पे तुमको हो जाता है प्यार
पीछे पड़ जाते हो हर गुलफाम के ए ए
पीछे पड़ जाते हो हर गुलफाम के ए ए
और कहते हो
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
अरे वाह
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के

आ आ आआ
हाय क्या बदला आ आ
वफाओं का मिला आ
आये थे करने मुहब्बत का गिला
हाय
आये थे करने मुहब्बत का गिला
कर दिए टुकड़े दिल ए नाकाम के ए ए
कर दिए टुकड़े दिल ए नाकाम के
हाय
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
अरे वाह वाह
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के

आ आ आ
तुम तो कहते थे
के हम जब आयेंगे
आसमान से चाँद तारे लायेंगे
आसमान से चाँद तारे लायेंगे
आये हो हाथों से दिल को थाम के ए ए
आये हो हाथों से दिल को थाम के
और कहते हो
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के
अजी हाँ
हम तो आशिक हैं तुम्हारे नाम के


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.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 8
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“What a find. Such a rollicking song.”

This the comment by our own Ava Suri ji, that I find on the YouTube upload page of this song. Yes, ‘rollicking’ is just the right word to describe the tenor of this song. By the way, the YouTube channel on which this is posted is titled ‘The Edwina Channel’. And for those who are familiar, this channel is managed by Dan Thomas (aka Thomas Daniel). Dan has been actively collaborating with dear Greta Memsaab, for cleaning and sprucing up digital videos of old Hindi films, subtitling them and putting them up on the YT. Our dear Raja ji is also part of this effort.

The eighth edition of this series comes on after a long gap. The previous (7th) episode was posted on 5th April earlier this year (which itself was posted after a gap of almost one and a half years after the 6th one). The delay is all mine, and so is the loss. In the interim, at least two or three songs that I had short listed for this series, got posted otherwise. 😦 🙂 So anyway, the search is on for more Fabulous Foot Tappers from the 1950s and 60s.

The Rock n Roll genre of music took shape and evolved in the United States during late 1940s and early 1950s. The phrase “rocking and rolling” originally described the movements of a ship on the ocean. Later, this phrase was used to describe the spiritual fervor of church rituals, especially the Afro-American church denominations. The phrase also started to be used as a term for amorous tryst between lovers. 😉

Developing from a combination of gospel music, jazz music and the R&B (rhythm and blues) of the Afro-American people, this music very soon caught the fancy of the white teenager population in the growing urban centres in America. Moving on from the origins, where the primary musical instrument used to be a piano or a saxophone, in the early 1950s, the guitar took the centre stage, supported by the drums. And soon, as the electric guitar came along, it became by itself, or in combination with the normal guitar, the lead instrument for this music. As this music became popular across the race divide in the US, radio stations started to dedicatedly play this music, and started to refer to it as Rock n Roll.

Hindi films could not be far behind in adapting this music genre into the film songs. From the mid 1950s onwards, we see quite a number of music directors that took this genre and constructed many a wonderful pieces. Listening to them, there is an urge to tap your feet, or even get up and start dancing to these fabulous rocking sounds.

Today’s treat is a great sampling of this genre. Coming from the obscure film ‘Love And Murder’ (1966), this fast paced song is composed by OP Nayyar. Right from the word go, the drum beats take the centre stage, and in the accompanying visuals we see a group of young men and women dancing to the tune of this wonderful rock n roll song. The dancers are led by Edwina. The other young lady accompanying her in the lead movements is identified as Aruna, as per the YT post by Dan.

If this song had not been so positively rollicking, I would have been tempted to use it in the other series titled “Rare Performances – Things Unique and Unexpected”. We have a surprise – an actor who I see lip syncing a song on screen for the first time – Hiralal, the noted villain character from many a films of the Golden Era. He is accompanied very enthusiastically by Suresh. There is one more bearded young man who accompanies them in the lead singing; I request for help from other knowledgeable readers to identify this actor.

I have noted this as a “diversion” song. As the opening shot shows, this song is being performed during late evening time, on open street in front of a building that carries the sign board of a bank. As the song proceeds, we are treated to some shots which explain what is happening – the plan is to rob the bank. Some members of the gang are inside the bank and are attempting to blast open the vault with explosives. Another part of this gang is on the road outside the bank, with loud music, singing and fireworks, obviously to mask the explosive sounds of the misdeeds of the miscreants inside the bank.

The words of this song are penned by Shewan Rizvi. The music, the drum rhythms, the quick-burst paced singing and the energetic dance action on the street, all combine to make a wholly fabulous foot tapper. When I started exploring this film for songs, and came across this one, I am simply not able to resist listening to it every so often for the past few days. As Ava ji has said it, and I repeat – “Such a rollicking song”.

I suggest you put on your dancing shoes, before playing it. 😉

 

Song – Dekhne Waale Dekh Karishma Yaaron Ka (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – OP Nayyar
Chorus
Rafi + Chorus

Lyrics

dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

dekh palat ke dhyaan kidhar hai
kisi ki topi kisi ke sar hai
haath safaai bada hunar hai
naam hamaara jaadugar hai
hosh udaa de badey badey hoshiyaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

chhuri bagal mein ram ka naara
galey lagaa ke phere aara
aankhen ho to dekh nazaara
raat mein suraj
din mein taara
kehl yahaan pe paise ki jhankaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

ajab hai naksha aaj shehar ka
kahin chataakha kahin pataakha
door kahin par hua dhamaaka
koi na samjha shukar khuda ka
shehar mien hoga shor ye kal akhbaaron ka
dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

dekhne waale dekh karishma yaaron ka
takht mila ya hoga takhta chaaron ka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

देख पलट के ध्यान किधर है
किसी की टोपी किसी के सर है
हाथ सफाई बड़ा हुनर है
नाम हमारा जादूगर है
होश उड़ा दे बड़े बड़े होशियारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

छुरी बगल में राम का नारा
गले लगा के फेरें आरा
आँखें हों तो देख नज़ारा
रात में सूरज दिन में तारा
खेल यहाँ पे पैसे की झंकारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

अजब है नक्शा आज शहर का
कहीं चटाखा कहीं पटाखा
दूर कहीं पर हुआ धमाका
कोई ना समझा शुकर खुदा
शहर में होगा शोर ये कल अखबारों का
देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का

देखने वाले देख करिश्मा यारों का
तख्त मिला या होगा तख़्ता चारों का


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“Naya Kadam”(1958) was directed by S P Kalla for Gandhi and Choksi, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Sulochana, Lalita Pawar, Nazeer Hussain, Daisy Irani, Bhagwan, Baby Naaz, Roopmala, Babu Raje, Razia, Sundar, R S Dubey, Praveen, Anand Kapoor, Devchand, Ali Mohammad, Radheshyam, Tilak raj, Shapurji, Phyllis Dorothy, Saraswati devi, Roshan Kumari, Baby Shobha, Kamal Mehra, agha etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it that were composed by two music directors.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Naya Kadam”(1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by Narayan Dutt.

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


Song-Koi aata hai koi jaata hai (Naya Kadam)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-Narayan Datt

Lyrics

chhod de man ke ae
bhed bhaav ko
tod de jhoothhi chaar deewaari
janam maran ke ek taar se ae
bandhi hui ye duniya saari

koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
sukh dukh ke donon paaon par
sansaar ye chalta jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

ek dagar ke ham sab raahi
manzil ek hamaari
arre bade chhoton ki duniya
basti hai kab nyaari
jaane phir kyun man ka panchhi
maaya mein phans jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai

bhookhe ko roti de apni
khud bhookha so jaaye
auron ka dukh apna samjhe
wo insaan kahaaye
jo matlab ke liye jiye
wo jeete jee mar jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai
koi aata hai koi jaata hai


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“Gareebi”(1949) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. the social movie had Geeta Bali, Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, P Kailash, Usha Kiran, Baanke Bihaari, Rmesh Thakur, M K Hasan, Bhupat rai, Tarabai, Jairam, Jawahar Kaul etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. Those songs were discussed as far back as in 2011.

Now, after the passage of more that six years, here is the third song from “Gareebi”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

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

The audio is not clear and I have not been able to get the lyrics right to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.


Song-Kisi se hamne ye poochha (Gareebi)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

kisi se hamne ye poochha
mohabbat kis ko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain
kisi se hamne ye poochha
mohabbat kis ko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain

ada se muskuraaye
dil pe ik bijli gira daali
ada se muskuraaye
dil pe ik bijli gira daali
dil pe bijli gira daali
tadap kar yoon kaha dil ne
tadap kar yoon kaha dil ne
muhabbat isko kehte hain
tadap kar yoon kaha dil ne
muhabbat isko kehte hain

ye kaisa dard hai dil mein
jo dil ko achha lagta hai
ye kaisa dard hai dil mein
jo dil ko achha lagta hai
jo dil ko achha lagta hai
yahi wo dard hai dard e
yahi wo dard hai dard e
mohabbat jisko kehte hain
yahi wo dard hai dard e
mohabbat jisko kehte hain
kisi se hamne ye poochha
mohabbat kis ko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain
nazar ka teer maara aur boley
isko kehte hain


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When it comes to remembering important dates, I plead guilty of being an amnesiac.

There have been occasions in the past when I have forgotten the birthday of my spouse and then I had to invent reasons.
(Statutory warning- Never try this at home. 🙂 )

Fortunately, in a few years time, when our daughter grew up, she would keep track of such dates and that would help me in saving my skin.

Just as I have my daughter to tell me about important dates in my personal life, we have our blog regulars who save my skin by reminding me about important dates (mostly birthdays) of our regulars.

It is Peevesie’s mom and Avinash Scrapwala, who reminded me that today (26 october 2017) was the birthday of Raja. I am very much aware that Raja’s birthday falls in the month of october, but I find it difficult to remember the exact date. Hopefully I will now be able to remember the date in future. I have now devised a memory aid to remember the date. R for Republic day (26 january), R for Raja (26 october). Easy, is it not ! 🙂

I am not the first one to greet Raja on the occasion. A few people had already greeted Raja on our whatapp group just after midnight. And then I also found a few messages, including a writeup, for the occasion on my inbox. And so Peevesie’s mom has already stolen a march over others when it comes to a writeup on the occasion. And one much say that she has given a very accurate and very well thought out description of Raja in her writeup.

So what do I write that has not been written by Peevesie’s mom, and which has not been written by others including me about him in the past ?
Well, I can think of some observations about Raja that we may have missed.

I know Raja from our cricket forum days of 2004. When we began following cricket, the cricketers were older than us. A few years later, a stage came when cricketers in our age group began to play international cricket. It would be an intersting exercise for cricket lovers to find out a cricketer who was born nearly on the same days in the same year. When I carried out this exercise, I found that Raja was born six days after Navjot Singh Sidhu. 🙂 As for me, I was born one month after Ravi Shashtri. 🙂 So both of us chose to be born a few days after two interesting cricketers cum highly entertaining commentators. 🙂

Raja holds a few firsts as far as this blog is concerned. He was the first person to comment on this blog. Subsequently he became the first guest contributor of the blog as well, inadvertently of course. In october 2010, he came over to Nagpur and met me. That was the very first “gangout” for this blog.

“gangout” incidently is a term that was inadvertently coined by Raja himself. 🙂 He had coined a term “Atulism” for my kind of humour during our cricket forum days, even before this blog was started. Then Peevesie’s mom coined the term “Atulite.” Raja derived terms like “Satulite” and “Batulite” from that. 🙂 Coining terms that only the regulars of this blog understand is a Raja speciality. 🙂

Raja too possesses his own kind of sense of humour. Sample this PJ shared by Raja

Among Mysore’s many attractions is its zoo.
A Mysorean, visiting Bangalore told me “You should see our zoo”.
So I watched the Sadhana-Rajendra Kumar starrer “Aarzoo” (1965)

People describing Raja have described his interests in the field of HF and HFM, and also in other fields. One can see that he likes many artists, and at the same time, he does not dislike any artists. He is not one of those biased “fans” who feel the urge to pull down the competitors of an artist in their enthusiasm to prove the superiority of one artist over others.

Apart from films, Raja is interested in politics, sports, trains, social issues etc. Apart from this blog, he sometimes posts his musings in his blog, though quite sporadically.

Current generation people may have difficulty writing more than a few lines on any topic, but Raja is from the era when reading and writing was a major activity for people. People would spend time reading thick books. Then there would be people who would be able to write long articles on subjects of their choice. Raja is one who can write long articles on subjects that interest him. The article for the 5000th post of this blog was a joint writeup by three contributors, starting from Raja. Peevesie’s mom concentrated very hard to read the whole writeup in one go but gave up after going though Raja’s writeup. 🙂 Current generation people do not have that kind of patience. How would Raja describe such low attention span of younger generation ? Something like this (Mirza Musharraf style):

“lahawlwala quwwat…Amma, aaj kal ke bachon ko to tehzeeb-e-intezaar ka zara sa bhi ilm nahin hai….is T20 ne to sabko bigaad rakha hai…hamare zamaane mein baat aur thi…Jab Merchant miya crease par the, to din bhar mein shaayad hi pachaas run bante the.. par unko dekhne ka lutf kuchh aur hi tha…”.

Raja’s writing prowess is noted by all, but few people may have noticed his comments. Whenever I wrote a long article on subjects of my interests (say my pets), I naturally looked for comments. I especially looked for comments by Raja, because Raja writes long and heartwarming comments that have the effect of making the day of the article writer. I cherish his comments that he has written on many of my articles and I often revisit them.

I have taken advantage of Raja’s fondness for Sahir Ludhianvi, Rafi etc and I have sometimes got him to write on them at the eleventh hour. And Raja has always delivered these special writeups promptly and without fail.

We have artists who are moody. Sometimes they do not give any output for many days and sometimes then churn out masterclasses regularly. Raja is like those artists. He is like Dhoni or Misbah ul Haq who would not score runs for many deliveries and then suddenly start dealing in fours and sixes. 🙂 These days he has started to take quick singles. 🙂

Raja tells us that he would often sing songs without realising it, and without noticing its effect on his audience.

In our cricket forum, whenever BCCI (Indian cricket team for he uninitiated) did badly, which was quite a regular thing to happen, Raja and other likeminded cricket followers would come up with hard hitting parodies of appropriate Hindi movie songs. Once we decided to make the screenplay of a masala laden Hindi movie in that forum. I think it was Raja who came up with the lyrics of some masala songs for this movie. 🙂

Raja’s philosophy towards life can be described in this poem that Raja himself came up with sometime back:

na main sant hoon, na tu paak hai
hona to dono ko hi khaak hai
tu bhi jee le, kuchh main bhi jee loon
ek doosre se takraana khatarnaak hai

After remembering the day, one needs to pick a song to greet Raja. Lucky Raja. There are so many songs containing the word Raja that one is spoilt for choice. There are in fact movies which have Raja in the title.

In the past years, I picked some “Raja” songs to greet Raja on his birth anniversary. Even this time, I had selected the perfect song for the occasion that went “Nanhe munne raaja ki saal girah aayi re.”. But guess what ! Raja played spoilsport and discussed this very song, Nanhe munne raaja ki saal girah aayi re (Anand Bhawan) on the occasion of this blog’s anniversary on 19 july 2017 ! It was like a hijacker hijacking himself. 🙂

Being robbed of the perfect Raja birth anniversary song, I had no option but to look for some other song. But why do I need to look for a song with “Raja” in it. there are other songs too that are quite appropriate for the occasion. And so I have picked one such song. It may not have the word Raja in it, and it does not have the Salgirah or its synonyms in the lyrics, but it is a befitting song for the occasion.

Here is this song from “Band Master”(1963). This movie was directed by Ravindra Dave for R L Films, Bombay. This obscure movie had Jagdeep, Azra, Lalita Pawar, Rajan Haksar, Ravikant etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. HFGK is silent about the singers of these songs including the song under question. But on listening to the songs, one can easily identify the voices in all four songs.

Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the fourth and final song from “Band Master”(1963) to appear in the blog. HFGK may be silent about it, but which music lover will fail to recognise the voice of the one and only Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

I once again take this opportunity to wish Raja a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day. May Raja keep bringing sunshine in the lives of all of his praja.

With this song, “Band Master”(1963) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Hello hello le lo salaam mera (Band Master)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

hello hello
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera

kehne waale kehte mujhe to mastaana
filmon ka maara haseenon ka deewaana
arre kehne waale kehte mujhe to mastaana
filmon ka maara haseenon ka deewaana
yaar gali koochon mein charcha hai aam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochiye na naam mera

leke nahin aaya
main baawa ki kamaai
bade ghar ka bhi nahin hoon main janwaai
leke nahin aaya
main baawa ki kamaai
bade ghar ka bhi nahin hoon main janwaai
aap hi ye kismat banaana hai kaam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera

socho mat pyaaron
ke main to hoon aawaara
chamkega yaaron mera bhi to sitaara
socho mat pyaaron
ke main to hoon aawaara
chamkega yaaron mera bhi to sitaara
dekh lena hoga zamaana ghulaam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera


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.

The 25th of October is an important date for Hindi film music lovers. In fact, not just for them but for lovers of Urdu poetry too. For it is the anniversary of passing away of one of the industry’s foremost lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi, who was highly regarded not just for lyrics but also for his poetry. In fact it was his poetry that brought him recognition early on – he just extended it to the film industry.

I’ve written about Sahir on multiple occasions here – both on his birth anniversary, and on his death anniversary. Those who know me here are aware that Sahir has a very special place in my heart. Much as for Rafisaab, Sahir’s anniversaries (birth and death) are dates that I always remember.

There’s absolutely no doubt that Sahir was a giant amongst lyricists in the Hindi film industry. This is not to belittle the contributions of many other illustrious lyricists, but whenever there is reference to lyricist legends of the past, Sahir’s name almost always figures amongst the first few names one thinks of. Sure there were other legends too – names of Shailendra, Shakeel, Majrooh, Kaifi Azmi come readily to mind – but Sahir is right up there too in any list. Or maybe I am biased. 🙂

The industry itself is not known to particularly pamper lyricists. Ask any average music lover of a song what he remembers most about it. He will most probably remember the actor(s) on whom it is picturized, he is likely to remember the composer – but the lyricist? He will most probably guess it, depending on the composer, but it is not something that has the same recall as an actor or composer. This is unfortunate because a lyricist can weave magic through his words – which the composer can then set to a tune, picturized on an actor. They are all part of the team – and the lyricist deserves as much to be in the limelight as anyone else.

At least Sahir thought so too. It was only on his insistence that All India Radio even began announcing the lyricist’s name when it played songs on radio. Till then the lyricist’s name wasn’t even mentioned in the credits. This is just as well because songs written by Sahir, with absolutely no disrespect to the composer, were magical in large part due to their lyrics. The lyrics always stood out – and you would find yourself paying far more attention to them, than you’d probably do for other songs. It didn’t matter what type of song it was, happy or sad – if it was written by Sahir, you could be assured of poetry, even if sometimes, dumb’ed down for a film audience.

I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat it here – I wasn’t even aware of what a great lyricist and poet Sahir was till I read his obituary in the Illustrated Weekly of India in 1980 when he passed away. Till then, I did know of him as a lyricist – I’d seen several films with his name in the credits. But I had no idea of his body of work. It was only when I read that obit – and it listed some of his songs – that I went totally “Wow!”. There were many songs which were very famous and among my favourites – but I had no clue they were Sahir’s. I knew the ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’ songs were written by him – but I didn’t realise, for example, that ‘Sadhna’, ‘Phir Subah Hogi’, ‘Hum Dono’, ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ and ‘Chitralekha’ songs were also written by him. And many more, of course. It was only then that I realized what a colossus he had been.

While reading that obit, I got just a glimpse into the life of Sahir. Later I would read much more – and my respect for him would grow everytime I read about him. It was clear to me that the fire in his belly found its release in his writing. And how!

It is only when you are SO passionate about something that you can write with such depth and fervour about it. Sahir’s view of the world and society around him, often cynical, almost always found its way into his poetry. And yet, he could write positive, uplifting lines that energize you! For every cynical “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Saara Jahaan Hamaara“, he also wrote “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi“, “Ghamon Ka Daur Bhi Aaye To Muskuraa Ke Jiyo” and “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se, Muskuraao To Koi Baat Baney“.

Where Sahir could write critiques about society at large, coming across as a bitter man, he could also write soft, romantic lines that could woo anyone – “Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar, Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin” is one of my absolute favourites, as is “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par Shaam Ka Baseraa Hai“.

Sahir wrote about communal harmony – “Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega, Insaan Ki Aulaad Hai Insaan Banega“, he wrote about women and their treatment by men “Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”, he bemoaned the futility of war “Khuda e Bartar Teri Zameen Par, Zameen Pke Khaatir Ye Jung Kyon Hai”, he wrote on rights of labour “”Jaagega Insaan Zamaana Dekhega”. Later in his career, probably somewhat disillusioned, he wrote about the ephemeral nature of fame “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Each one of these songs – and many more – has soul. I don’t know how else to express this. There are songs that are a filler in a film, to make it of a desirable length. And there are songs with soul. Sahir’s songs, more often than not, have a soul – there is a depth, or a message, or an emotion in them that tugs at your heart strings. Even a light romantic song would ensure that you were enthralled in its poetry. For example, the song “Ye Parbaton Ke Daaere Ye Shaam Ka Dhuaan“. You are already transported into a different world. And then it goes on to project further – “Zara Si Zulf Khol Do, Fiza Mein Itar Ghol Do, Nazar Jo Baat Keh Chuki, Wo Baat Munh Se Bol Do”. Now how beautiful and romantic is that!

Or just take “Tujhe Chaand Ke Bahaane Dekhoon, Tu Chhat Par Aaja Goriye”. Another romantic song, moulded in a folk tune, I absolutely love!

So much for his brilliant poetry and songs. For me personally, beyond all this, was Sahir the person. He might have been temperamental, he might have had his moods and ego clashes – but for me, from all that I’ve read about him, he was a genuine person. He loved whatever he did, with a passion. And he abhorred whatever he did, with a passion too. He had strong likes and dislikes, he had strong beliefs. And he didn’t believe in pretending to be someone he was not. He also didn’t believe in political correctness, he’d call a spade a spade. Which might be one reason he probably didn’t have too many friends – but the ones he did have, swore by him.

Another aspect of Sahir was his closeness to his mother. Right from his childhood, when in the court of law he preferred to be with his mother than with his far wealthy father, Sahir was extremely close to his mother. In fact, there are a fair number of songs written by him, which are about a child and his/her parent (usually mother). From the top of my mind right now, I remember “Tu Mere Pyar Ka Phool Hai, Ki Meri Bhool Hai” from ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), the very poignant (and a song that deserves to be much better-known) “Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon” from ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963) and “Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne” from ‘Trishul’ (1978).  But I am sure there are others too.

In fact, today’s song too is related to the child-parent relationship. The song is from the 1970 film ‘Samaj Ko Badal Daalo’. This is a film I remember seeing in my childhood – it surprised me because, for the first time, I saw a film where the hero (Parikshit Sahni) is killed midway through the film – and the film goes on. I happened to see the film again sometime ago – and it turned out to be very depressing fare. A very realistic film in that it shows the depth of despair from poverty – but am not sure people want to see this when they buy a ticket in a theatre. Usually they want to escape from the reality of poverty around them. I have no idea how the film did at the box-office, maybe someone can shed light on this. It was a remake of a Telugu film (which itself was a remake of a Malayalam film), so it is quite likely that the earlier films were successful. But then regional cinema often is far starker and real than Hindi films, and often liked for precisely this quality.

The song is “Taaron Ki Chhaon Mein”. There are two versions – a happy and a sad version. In the happy version, Sharada (known for her Telugu films) and Parikshit Sahni (then still called Ajay Sahni) are enjoying time with their little baby. In the sad version, Sharada is crying, remembering the good times. Very briefly, what has happened in between is – Parikshit Sahni, a righteous worker in a factory, and leading a strike on behalf of other workers, has been killed. As a result, the family has come upon hard times – and everyone turns their back on Sharada. Even those on behalf of whom Parikshit Sahni was fighting. Things go from bad to worse – to the extent that finally she is driven to such despair that she ends up killing her own children. If this isn’t dire, I don’t know what is.

Anyway, let me not spoil your mood any further. Just sit back and listen to this song by Sahir. And let’s also thank him for the very rich legacy of songs and poetry that he has left us with.

[Happy Version]

[Sad Version]

Song – Taaron Ki Chhaon Mein, Sapnon Ke Gaon Mein (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravi
Lata + Rafi

Lyrics

(Happy Version)
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmm
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmm

aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaa aaa

taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
so jao chain se
is kaali rain se
aage jo desh hai suhaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

gagan taley pawan chale
thandi suhaani
dheemi dheemi leye mein kahe meethi kahaani
aayi re
aayi re
aayi hindoley le ke nindiya ki raani
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

bhanven teri pitaa jaisi
maa jaisi akhiyaan

gazab karen jiya haren
bholi kanakhiyaan

aayin re
aayin re
aayin hai lene tumhe phoolon ki sakhiyaan
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

aayi re
aayi re

aayi re chanda ke rath ki sawaari
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

(Sad Version)
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
so jao chain se
is kaali rain se
aage jo desh hai suhaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

aayi re
aayi re

aayi re chanda ke rath ki sawaari
so jao, so jao
so jao, so jao
so jao, so ja. . .

 

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
(हर्ष)
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

आss आsss आsss आss
आssss आss आss

तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
सो जाओ चैन से
इस काली रैन से
आगे जो देश है सुहाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
पारियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

गगन तले पवन चले
ठंडी सुहानी
धीमी धीमी लय में कहे मीठी कहानी
आई रे
आई रे
आई हिंडोले ले के नींदिया की रानी
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

भवें तेरी पिता जैसी
माँ जैसी अखियाँ
गजब करें
जिया हरें
भोली कनखियाँ
आईं रे
आईं रे
आईं हैं लेने तुम्हें फूलों की सखियाँ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
आई रे
आई रे
आई चंदा के रथ की सवारी
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

[विषाद]
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
सो जाओ चैन से
इस काली रैन से
आगे जो देश है सुहाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
आई रे
आई रे
आई चंदा के रथ की सवारी
सो जाओ सो जाओ
सो जाओ सो जाओ
सो जाओ सो जा॰ ॰ ॰


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