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Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16257

It is difficult for me to tell what I was doing during various dates of years gone by, seeing that I do not keep any diary. Diary writing used to be a great hobby of people of past generations. Now a days even the habit of writing with pen on paper has largely gone into disuse, and therefore going back don memor lane and giving accurate personal reminiscences has become difficult.

However, there are some ways. For example, I can go back say ten years and see the posts that I hame that day. From those posts, I can sometimes tell what I as doing that day in distant past.

I thought of going down the memory lane by exactly ten years to see if I can get a Blog Ten Year Challenge article written today. I found that on this day ten years ago, I had posted four writeups from four different movies. I found that one movie was still unYIPPEED.

Elated, I began to prepare my writeup. But when I checked up the links of the songs posted ten years ago, I realised that I had erred and that all the movies whose songs were discussed ten years ago on this day ere already YIPPEED. Instead of looking at the posts of 10 years ago, I had looked at the posts of 11 years ago, viz 8 March 2010.

So be it. So this article is not a Blog ten year challenge. It is an eleven year challenge, though.

The movie is “Chowkidaar”(1974). “Chowkidaar”(1974) was directed by Shyam Ralhan for Namrata Movies, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Yogita Bali, Vinod Khanna, Om Prakash, Jeevan, Sulochana, Sapru, Randheer, Zeb Rehman, Jayshree T, Asit Sen, Lalita Kumari, Ram Mohan, Joginder, Amrita Patel, Narmada Shankar, Uma Dhawan, Daljeet, Vimla, Dhanraj, Tilakraj, Babu Bhai, Kapila Sharma, Zebunnissa, Rajrani, Maqbool, Master Pramod, Vaishali (guest appearance) etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past. The movie made its debut in the blog on this date ten years ago.
Here are the details of the songs covered so far:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting
2337 Ye duniya nahin jaagir kisi ki 8 March 2010
5738 Rehne do chanda badli mein 5 April 2012
5745 Thhoda sa aitbaar keejiye 6 April 2012
11235 Insaanon se kyun jhukte ho…zindagi zindagi 1 July 2015
14302 Chaloon main jidhar se 25 April 2018

The movie “Chowkidaar”(1974) had made its debut in the blog on this day eleven years ago.

When I think about this date 11 years ago, I cannot tell for sure what I was doing on this date. Did I attend any omen’s day function that day ? I cannot say for sure. Out of the four songs that were discussed that day, one song was penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. But there as no mention of his birth anniversary in that post. There was no mention of International women’s day either in this post or the other posts of that day. Those were simple days for the blog hen we lived simple lives not even aware of important days of HFM ! 🙂

THese days of course we are far more knolegeable on such matters. 🙂 Today the blog has already seen seven posts, and six of them have been Sahir Ludhianvi posts.

Here is the sixth and final song from “Chowkidaar”(1974), exactly eleven years after the movie made its debut.

This song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

The song is picturised as an “expression of love” genre of song on Sanjeev Kumar and Yogita Bali.

A nice “expression of love” song it is. I suppose that this is a typical Woman’s day song as far as Hindi movies are concerned. Statistics bear me out because this song is the 3222nd song of this genre in the blog, which is easily one of the most common genre of songs in HFM. So this song can be described as a Woman’s day song too. Women’s need not just be subjected to dry preachy praises on this day, they need to be wooed romantically as well. 🙂 That is what this song does. 🙂

So a Happy International woman’s day to all.

With this song, all the six songs of “Chowkidaar”(1974) are covered in the blog and the movie thus gets YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ik ladki bholi bhaali si (Chowkidaar)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kahaan chali ho ye
sharma ke munh chhupaaye huye
kadam kadam pe
kayaamat si ek uthhaaye huye

ik ladki bholi bhaali si
ke jiska naam hai raadha
ke jiska roop hai saada
kuchh sharma ke
kuchh ghabra ke
kar gayi pyaar ka vaada
ik ladki bholi bhaali si
ke jiska naam hai raadha
ke jiska roop hai saada
kuchh sharma ke
kuchh ghabra ke
kar gayi pyaar ka vaada
ik ladki bholi bhaali si

shabnam jiska mukhda dhoye
sooraj rang nikhaare ae
shabnam jiska mukhda dhoye
sooraj rang nikhaare ae
mast pawan ka chanchal jhonka
jiske baal sanwaare
ankiyaan jiski badi badi
jiska badan phoolon ki ladi
aaj vo kaise dil de baithhi
soch rahi hai khadi khadi
ek ladki bholi bhaali si
ke jiska naam hai raadha
ke jiska roop hai saada
kuchh sharma ke
kuchh ghabra ke
kar gayi pyaar ka vaada
ik ladki bholi bhaali si

do bolon mein sab kuchh kah gayi
pyaar mein bebas ho kar rah gayi
do bolon mein sab kuchh kah gayi
pyaar mein bebas ho kar rah gayi
dil ki baat jubaan par laayi
thhokhar khaayi aur pachhtaayi
nikhri nikhri surat hai
ladki hai ya moorat hai
yahi to hai vo albeli
jiski humen zuroorat hai
ik ladki bholi bhaali si
ik ladki bholi bhaali si
ik ladki bholi bhaali si


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Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16252

Today is the 8th of March.
A date that has an immediate connect with those who love Urdu poetry, and lyrics of Hindi films.

They celebrate it every year as the birth anniversary of one of the giants of 20th century Urdu poetry, and easily one of the most highly regarded lyricists the Hindi film industry has known.

I’m talking about Sahir Ludhianvi, of course.
He is right up there as one of the greatest – and I don’t think anyone disputes this.

It’s no secret to those who have read my previous posts here that I’m a massive fan of Sahir. I’ve written many posts on him here – on practically every birth and death anniversary of his. And even some in between.

And yet today is an extra extra special day.

For it’s not just another birth anniversary of his – it is his birth CENTENARY.

Yes, he was born on 8th March 1921 – in other words, exactly 100 years ago.

I need to take a deep breath here to take in this occasion.

What a momentous one it is!

I suppose a centenary is also an opportunity to take a step back and look at what the person’s influence has been over the period in question.

And that is what I hope to do a little bit of here in this post.

Sahir passed away in 1980 – he was only 59 at the time.

But what a life!

Like Lincoln supposedly said “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”.

Sahir lived a life that influenced not only people during his lifetime, but is also inspirational for people, like me and many others, 40 years after his death.

(I hope you can hear this from up there, Sahir saab!)

To understand the influence of Sahir, we need to look at him as more than just a poet.
There were poets before him – and there have been poets after him too.
In his own words, “mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye” and “kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunne waale”.
And it’s true.
And mind you, they have all, in their own ways, been fabulous too.
We should not demean any of their poetic abilities.

And yet where Sahir stands out, even while being exceptional as a poet, is in being exceptional in speaking out against power and oppression.

No one, NO ONE, did it as well as Sahir.
Or as frequently.

And for that, Sahir is in a league of one.

He exemplified the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” better than any other poet I know, post-independence, with his poetry repeatedly exposing the hypocrisy in Indian society, and the ills prevalent across various sections of it. He railed against patriarchy and misogyny, against capitalists exploiting labour, against the government silencing dissent.

How can you NOT love such a person?

It all probably started early in Sahir’s life, when, having to choose between his rich father and his suffering mother, he chose the latter.

Maybe that was the trigger for him for the rest of his life, because he always spoke up for the poor, the underprivileged, the oppressed, the marginalized.

Of course there’s more to Sahir than just this.
He had amazing variety too.
Romantic songs. The songs of Hum Dono, Taj Mahal, Gumraah, Humraaz, Shagun and Waqt come immediately to my mind.
Philosophical songs. Main zindagi ka saath, aage bhi jaane na tu, mann ri tu kaahe na dheer dhare, kabhi khud pe…
Bhajans. Aan milo aan milo Shyam saanvre , Allah tero naam and tora mann darpan kehlaaye come to mind.
Qawwalis. Songs of Barsaat Ki Raat and Taj Mahal, for example.
Songs on mother-child relationship – Mujhe Jeene Do, Dhool Ka Phool and Trishul, among others.
Pure fun, zany songs. Sar jo tera chakraaye, aye meri topi palat ke aa.

Each one a gem.

And yet, as I look back on this centenary occasion, it is Sahir’s songs that speak of society, and speak TO society, that I would consider as his most significant and lasting influence.

Without them too, he would be a GREAT poet, no doubt.
But with them, he elevates himself from being just a great poet, to being a decent and conscious human being.

And that to me is far more important than anything else.

So let’s quickly run through some of his poetry where he talks about, or, to, society.
There are many songs of course, but I’ll just mention a few here.

Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke – Pyaasa (1957)
Ye mehlon ye takhton – Pyaasa (1957)
Saathi haath badhaana – Naya Daur (1957)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko – Sadhna (1958)
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Wo subah kabhi to aayegi – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Cheen-o-Arab hamaara – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Khuda-e-bartar – Taj Mahal (1963)
Na munh chhupa ke jiyo – Humraaz (1967)
Ponchh kar ashq apni aankhon se – Naya Raasta (1970)
Samaj ko badal daalo – Samaj Ko Badal Daalo (1970)

Sahir’s lyrics for such songs were piercing – they went straight to the heart.
It was as if he was pouring out his agony, venting his frustration at society. Showing it a mirror, exposing its hypocrisy.

For example, these seemingly innocuous lines (Sadhna-1958):

kaho jee tum kya kya khareedoge
yahaan to har cheez bikti hai

mohabbat bechti hoon main
sharaafat bechti hoon main
na ho ghairat to le jo
ki ghairat bechti hoon main

Powerful.

Of course, it was not always doom and gloom in his lyrics.
Even while he was critical of society and its ills, he also wrote uplifting lyrics, with hope in them.
Like na munh chhupa ke jiyo , ponchh kar ashq, wo subah kabhi to aayegi mentioned above.
So it’s a combination of frustration and hope – which is probably a pretty accurate representation of his own personality. 🙂
Sahir was himself known to be fairly moody – cheerful one moment, morose the next.

I can keep on and on about Sahir and his songs – I haven’t even scratched the surface.
I haven’t even talked about gems like “pyar par bas to nahin” – Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). But then, one really can’t do justice to Sahir in one post.

So I’m going to force myself to move on – and get to the song for this post.

Before I get to the song, one other thing.

Today, the 8th of March, is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.

It is such a coincidence that both Sahir’s birth date and this date are the same.

Or was it pre-ordained in a sense, because if there was one person who regularly spoke up for women, their rights, how they’ve been oppressed, it was Sahir.

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko from Sadhna-1958 is of course one of Hindi cinema’s classics. I’ve heard this song many times – and every time it gives me a punch in the gut.

But there were other lesser-known songs too.

And this song which I’m posting today is in that category.

It is from Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982).

Since Sahir passed away in 1980, I’m presuming this was one of his last few songs.
Or maybe he had written this earlier, but it got used only later in this film.

Anyway, as usual, it is Avinashji who has helped me with this.
He sent me the lyrics – and, considering it is Sahir’s Day AND Woman’s Day today, it seems to be just the right song for the occasion.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment about the situation, but the words of the song are powerful – and typically Sahir.

As usual, he talks about exploitation of women in Indian society.
And he references often to Seeta to bring home his point.
How women even today have to go through Agni Pariksha like Seeta had to.
How every woman is expected to just accept oppression without protest.
How even Seeta, who accompanied Ram during his exile, had to listen to his admonition of her.
How a woman can be expected to save herself in a world that has been created for man.
How, when even Ram could be influenced against Seeta, what hope for mere mortals?
How it is the lot of women like Seeta to be born in every era only to bear the burdens of this world.

I must admit the lyrics are very depressing.
Possibly some of the most depressing I have ever come across.
And I’d really like to think the lyrics are also highly exaggerated, and this isn’t today’s reality anyway. After all these lyrics are from more than 40 years ago, and a lot has changed since.

Or has it?

Yes, on one level, it has.
Many more women are better off today than they were 40 years ago.
More educated, more independent.
And yet, most of these are probably from middle- or upper classes of society.
(And even amongst them, there are many horror stories that don’t come to light).
But beyond these, there are many millions of women in India for whom life is a daily struggle.
From the moment they wake up early in the morning, to the moment they finally go to sleep that night, it is a day of just work, work and work. Women are taken so much for granted that society expects nothing less from them.
A woman just relaxing or enjoying herself is a rare sight – it almost seems out of place.
And so many women (especially among the poor) have sadly internalized this lifestyle of struggle, so they think it’s the most normal thing to do.
And I haven’t even talked about women’s safety here – that’s another minefield of a topic where, thanks to men, women don’t feel safe at all anytime during the day, every single day of their lives.
As a man, enjoying freedom that I take for granted, I just cannot imagine how it must be to live like this. All one’s life.

So yes, LOTS to think about.
And LOTS of work to do.
And the ball is in the court of MEN, not WOMEN.
For the simple reason that the cause of the problem is MEN, not WOMEN.

So then I think, however depressing the lyrics of this Sahir song are, are they more depressing than the actual lives of many women in India?

Anyway, this is supposed to be a day of celebration – I do not want to spoil the mood.
And yet, I cannot pretend – so if you don’t mind, I’d like it to be treated as a day of reflection for men too. Sahir would’ve liked that.

Thank you, Sahir saab, for your searing poetry. And for always standing up for the oppressed, and raising awareness on the right issues.
It is entirely our failing as a society that we have failed to make the lyrics you wrote all those decades ago irrelevant.
They are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.

And on that extremely sobering note, let me now end this post.
Thank you for reading.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Seeta ke liye likkhaa hai yahi (Jiyo Aur Jeene Do)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chup chup apni jaan pe sah jaa aa aa
Duniya ka anyaay
Koyi nahin is dharti par
Jo tera dard bataaye

Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

Gairon ke kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Gairon ke ae kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Jis Raam ke sang ban ban bhatke
Us Raam ki bhi dutkaar sahe
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti ki tarah har bhaar sahe
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Purushon ki banaayi duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Purushon ki banaayi ee duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Jis zahar se Raam ka man na bachaa
Us zahar se kya insaan bache
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Us reet se kaise jaan bache
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

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

Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Jeete ji kasht uthhaana
Marne pe sati kahlaana hai
Marne ae pe sati kahlaana hai
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Yoon hi ye katha dohraana hai
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चुप चुप अपनी जान पे सह जा आ
दुनिया का अन्याय
कोई नहीं इस धरती पर
जो तेरा दर्द बटाय

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

गैरों के कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे
गैरों के ए कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे ए
जिस राम के संग बन बन भटके
उस राम की भी दुत्कार सहे
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती की तरह हर भार सहे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

पुरुषों की बनायी दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
पुरुषों की बनायी ई दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
जिस ज़हर से राम का मन न बचा
उस ज़हर से क्या इंसान बचे
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
उस रीत से कैसे जान बचे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
जीते जी कष्ट उठाना
मरने पे सती कहलाना है
मरने ए पे सती कहलाना है
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
यूँ ही ये कथा दोहराना है

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही


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 :

4616 Post No. : 16251

Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 02
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Saahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary
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It is Sahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary on 08/03/2021 and I have the good fortune of writing for the last remaining song/snippet from ‘Pyasa’ 1957 to post on this occassion. There is no better showcase then the musical canvas of this classic film, I could not ask for a better opportunity. Thank you Avinash ji for giving me this gift.

It is arguably the best of Sahir, among the very best of S. D. Burman and most intense music score by him. It was Rafi sahab’s voice that becomes the poet and the poet becomes a Rafi personified because of the voice over in playback, in romance, in confusion, in jest, in irritation, in poetic narration, in bitterness, inebriation, in rebellion, and in cursing. Sahir made the so-called curse words in urdu palpable in poetry.

This is the list of all songs of “Pyaasa(1957)” already posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila 21 April 2009
Ham aapki aankhon mein is dil ko basaa den to 10 september 2009
Aaj sajan mohe ang lagaalo janam safal ho jaaye 25 October 2009
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai 26 September 2009
Sar jo tera chakraaye yaa dil doobaa jaaye 27 September 2009
Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain 16 October 2010
Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni 5 October 2011
Rut phire par din hamaare phire na 13 January 2012
Tang aa chuke hain kashmakashe zindagi se ham 17 January 2012
Ye hanste huye phool ye mehka hua gulshan 8 June 2017
Peechhe peechhe duniya aage aage hum 9 July 2017

S. D. Burman was never averse to having both Lata and Asha Bhonsle sing for his song, but they are conspicuously absent in this music score. Geeta Dutt is singing for both Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha in this film.

My post on Sahir Ludhianvi’s remembrance day in 2020 is for the song where I have highlighted the effect of Iqbal on the Sahir and his poetry. This blog is one of the widely followed and read serious blogs on film music, and I thought, the aficionados of Sahir’s poetry would have some opinion to put forward, regarding my theory which I gave in that post.

I am reproducing a brief intro of Sahir from the book “Yeh un dinon ki baat hai” by Yasir Abbasi :

“Talkhi (bitterness) entered Sahir’s life early when his father chose to name him Abdul Ha’ee purely to spite a nieghbour. With a troubled childhood behind, he was still in his early 20’s when he stormed the literary arena with his first collection of poems, Talkhiyaan(1944). Films beckoned with Aazadi ke rahh par (1948), but it was with Naujawan and Baazi (both in 1951) – that he arrived with a bang. Widely regarded as the finest lyricist to grace Hindi cinema, he scaled dizzying heights with Pyaasa (1957). He was always vociferously critical of any kind of oppression, and in his indictment of social ills, he spared no one – be it the society(Aurat ne janam diya – Sadhna/1958), a bygone emperor (mere mehboob kahin aur – Ghazal/1964) or God (aasman pe hai khuda – Phir subah hogi/1958). Yet the same man could stir up romance like no one else when he wrote Abhi na jaao chhod kar (Hum dono/1961) or kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai (Kabhie kabhie/1976). Temperamental but absolutely sublime at his craft, Sahir Ludhianvi elevated the lyricist in hindi films and raised the bench mark to a level that a few could touch.”

I have no arguments with the above introduction, but to add a few more dimensions in the expressing the intricacies of human relationship and romantic entanglements, Sahir’s intro is incomplete without these songs:

1. Tum agar mujh ko na chaaho to koyi baat nahin
2. Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen
3. Zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat
4. Jo baat tujh mein hai teri tasveer mein nahin

There are many more, but the above should give a fair idea of the term ‘absolutely sublime’ in the above intro.

One more small para in the same book, an absolute gem, is this:

Aisa mehsoos hota hai ki Sahir ne apni shakhsiyat ka saara gudaaz shai’ri mein bhar diya hai aur sha’iri ki saari jaaduiyat apne khat-o-khaal mein jazb kar li hai. Aaine se aaina-gar ka ubharna lateefa hi sahi lekin Talkhiyaan ka mutaal’aa keejiye to uss ke musannif ki rooh bolti dikhaayi degi – musannif se baatein keejiye to ma’aloom hogaa aap us ki nazmein padh rahe hain.

Here is a list compiled by Avinash ji of the songs/films of the team of SDB and Sahir.

S.no. Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Baazi 1951 8 8 8
2 Naujawan 1951 7 7 7
3 Sazaa 1951 1 1 1
4 Jaal 1952 8 8 8
5 Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11 11
6 Armaan 1953 8 8 8
7 Baabla 1953 6 6 6
8 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 8 7 7
9 Shahenshah 1953 9 9 9
10 Angaarey 1954 10 10 10
11 Radha Krishna 1954 2 2 2
12 Taxi Driver 1954 8 8 8
13 Devdas 1955 10 10 10
14 House No.44 1955 8 8 9
15 Munimji 1955 7 7 7
16 Society 1955 8 8 8
17 Funtoosh 1956 8 8 9
18 Pyaasa 1957 11 8 12
Total 135 134 140

The list ends abruptly in 1957, as the association between Sahir and SDB ended soon after the master piece Pyaasa.

Rafi sahab’s association with both these geniuses continued independently till the end of their lives. Here is their tally in the blog:

Name No of songs in the blog No of songs in the career
S. D. Burman 641 87 movies (666)
Sahir Ludhianvi 652 724

All the available songs by Rafi sahab under S. D. Burman are already posted in the blog. A few more Rafi songs written by Sahir remain to be posted.

Video


Song-Gham is qadar badhe ke main ghabra ke pi gaya (Pyaasa)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

gham is qadar badhe
ke main ghabraa ke pee gayaa
is dil ki bebasi pe taras khaa ke
pee gayaa
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ग़म इस क़दर बढे
के मैं घबरा के पी गया
इस दिल कि बेबसी पे तरस खा के
पी गया
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…


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4615 Post No. : 16248

“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970) was a “social” movie. It as directed by V Madhusudan Rao for Gemini Arts, Madras. The Movie had Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Pran, Mehmood, Sharda, Kanchana, Shammi, Naki Jahaan, Kanhaiyalal, David, Pravin Pal, Jayshree Talpade, Baby Brahmaji, Baby Dolly, Manmohan Krishna, Dhumal, Sunder, Muki etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Today (7 March 2021) is the ninth remembrance day of Ravi (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012). Tomorrow is the birth centennary of Sahir Ludhianvi (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980). As a tribute to both, here is a song from “Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Rafi and chorus.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. Curiously, HFGK mentions this song as a female duet of Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Listening to the song, we notice that it is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi, with chorus. This is a Rafi song that does not find mention in the Rafi excel sheet floating online because HFGK (source of that sheet) does not mention it as a Rafi song. That way it is a Rafi song that can be said to be accidentally “discovered” by us. 🙂

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our knoledgeable readers to thro light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ye mausam ye khuli hawaa (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa

aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday
jollyday ae ae
holiday
ho jollyday ae

ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday ae ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
ho jollyday ae
jollyday ae

udte baadal
gaate jharne
us par saath jawaani ka aa
haa haa aa
haa haa aa

udte baadal
gaate jharne
us par saath jawaani ka aa
aaj muraadein poori kar le
mausam hai manmaani ka aa

jhoom rahi fizaa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
jollyday ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
ho jollyday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday ae ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
haa haa haa haa haa haa haa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
haa haa haa haa haa haa haa aa

aaj ke din kya naataa apnaa
banjar khushq kitaabon se ae

haa haa haa aa
haa haa haa aa

aaj ke din kya naataa apnaa
banjar khushq kitaabon se ae

aaj ke din shaakhon se liptein
khele surkh gulaabon se ae
aaj bahak le zaraa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
he jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae

saanson ki khushboo ko pakdein
nazron ki aawaaz sunen
saanson ki khushboo ko pakdein
nazron ki aawaaz sunen
kisi ko apnaa bhed bataayein
kisi se uskaa raaz sune ae

aaj muaaf hai khataa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
he jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae


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Blog Day :

4614 Post No. : 16247

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 14
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The blog was chugging along nicely these days ten years ago. This day ten years ago, that is 6 march 2011, sa as many as seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (year) Remarks
3607 O roothhe huye Bhagwaan tumko kaise manaaun Sindoor(1947) Seven songs covered by now(out of 8)
3608 Mera dil tadpaa kar kahaan chalaa Shabnam (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
3609 Badli teri nazar to nazaare badal gaye Badi Bahu(1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
3610 Mere pyaar mein tujhe kyaa milaa Maan(1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
3611 Tera muskuraanaa banaa ik bahaanaa Pyaar Ki Daastaan(1961) 2 songs covered by now (out of 8)
3612 Tunak tun tun bole jiyaa Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can see that “Pyaar Ki Daastaan”(1961) is one of the two movies which is eligible for blog Ten Year Challenge today on 6 March 2021.”Pyaar Ki Daastaan”(1961) as produced by Ghulam Hussain and directed by P L Santoshi for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Ameeta, Sudesh aka Soodesh Kumar, Shubha Khote, Mohan Choti, Niranjan Sharma, Mirza Musharraf,Rafiq Ansari,Siddique,Jawahar Kaul, Padam, Abid,Jeewan Kala, Bela Bose, Mumtaz Begum, Helen etc in it.

Two songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the third song from “Pyaar Ki Daastaan”(1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Sarwar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naashaad.

The song is picturised on Sudesh Kumar.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video

Audio

Song-Lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa (Pyaar Ki Daastaan)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sarwar, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa
ho o lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa
kaisaa insaaf maalik ye teraa aa
lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa

phool khilne na paaye thhe dil ke
ho gaye hum judaa tumse mil ke
phool khilne na paaye thhe dil ke
ho gaye hum judaa tumse mil ke
kar liyaa gham ne dil mein baseraa aa
lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa
ho o lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa

khel duniyaa ne kaisaa ye khelaa aa
ho gayaa aaj saathi akelaa
khel duniyaa ne kaisaa ye khelaa aa
ho gayaa aaj saathi akelaa
aur tadapaa rahaa pyaar meraa aa
lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa

jhuk gaya pyaar qismat ke aagey
pad gaye kachche ulfat ke dhaagey
jhuk gaya pyaar qismat ke aagey
pad gaye kachche ulfat ke dhaagey
dosh teraa nahin aur na meraa aa
lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa
kaisaa insaaf maalik ye teraa aa
lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa
haayye lut gayaa mere sapnon ka deraa


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Blog Day :

4610 Post No. : 16241

“Aastik”(1956) was produced by Gordhan Das Kakkad and directed by S P Kalla for Rani Productions, Bombay. This “bhakti pradhan” movie had Shahu Modak, Paro, Meenakshi, B M Vyas, Nagpal, Anand Joshi, Pravil Paul, Lotan, Ramesh, Micky, Dinanath, M S Phatak, Naazi, Shaanti, Mithailal, Master Dabboo, Master Babu etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Aastik”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by Narayan Dutt.

The devotional song is picturised on Shahu Modak.


Song-Jiska saathi hai bhagwan (Aastik)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-Narayan Dutt

Lyrics

o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aandhi
aandhi aur toofaan
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwaan
usko kya rokega aandhi
aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

gagan choor ho jaaye
zameen chaahe saagar mein dhans jaaye
gagan choor ho jaaye
zameen chaahe saagar mein dhans jaaye
toofaanon ki god mein chaahe saara jag kho jaaye
paanv na rukne paaye
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwaan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

jiske sheesh pe hath hazaaron
chhoo na koyi paayega
jiske sheesh pe haath hazaaron
chhoo na koyi payega
hari naam se ye parwat bhi tinka ban jaayega aa
dhool mein mil jaayega
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan

bhakt aur hari ka bandhan to
jyun deepak aur baati ee
bhakt aur hari ka bandhan to
jyun deepak aur baati
usi jyot se ye jalti hai
usmein hi mil jaati ee
deh amar ho jaati
o o o
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
usko kya rokega aa aandhi aur toofaan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan
jiska saathi hai bhagwan


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Blog Day :

4605 Post No. : 16236

“Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) as produced by Shankar Bhai Bhatta and Vijay Bhatt and directed by Harsukh Bhatt for Shree Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Mehmood, Ameeta,Jeevan, Leela Misra,Agha, Malika, David, Niranjan Sharma, Uma Khosla, Athavle, Loban, Omprakash Sharma, C.L.Shah, Narbada Shanker, Baby Shobha etc in it.

Ten songs ae listed in HFGK for this movie. But song number 3 and 10 are one and the same. So in effect “Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) has nine songs in it.

Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised on Agha and Malika, playing Romeo and Juliet respectively as a stage performance song, being watched by a housefull audience.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video(full song)

Audio (Partial song)

Song-Kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel (Pyaase Panchhi)(1961) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Based on Video link) (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Aaa…aaa…aaaa…aaaahhaa
majnoo bhi bann chukaa hoon
majnu bhi bann chukaa hoon
Farhaad bann chukaa hoon
arrey Farhaad bhi bann chukaa main
ab bann ke Romeo..o o main…ae
tere dar pe aa gayaaa..aaa..aa hoon..oon

kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail
kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

kab tak tere naaz uthhaaoon
kab tak dar par thhokar khhaaoon oon
kab tak tere naaz uthhaaoon
kab tak dar par thhokar khaaoon
dil ye kehta hai mar jaaoon
tum par main ilzaam lagaaoon
zaalim tujhko bhejoon jail
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo yaa fail
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

arrey kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

hum to nahin hain aisey waisey
pyaar karein hum tum se kaisey
hum to nahin hain aisey waisey
pyaar karein hum tum se kaisey

only in audio link:
(mast haseenon ke saanche mein
laakhon phirte hain tum jaisey)

jaao tum ho bilkul fail
kaisse hogaa mel
bolo kaissey hogaa mel

kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

ho gayaa gul mera pyaar ka dabba
mar gaya main to haayye rabbaa..aaa
ho gayaa gul mera pyaar ka dabba
mar gaya main to haayye rabbaa
tu hai agar Lailaa ki Ammaa
main bhi hoon Majnu ka Abba
hoke rahega apnaa mel
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaissey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

arrey kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail
gori paas karo ya fail


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Blog Day :

4595 Post No. : 16220

Today’s song is the 4th song from the film Ghunghat-1946 to be discussed here. The first 2 songs were posted by Mrs. Nahm ji and then Atul ji discussed the 3rd one. What is so special about this obscure film that 4 songs are discussed here ? Nothing really. It’s just a coincidence. Actually, Rafi’s early songs attracted Nahm ji and I was also eager to listen to the fresh voice of Mohd. Rafi, from his early career.

If one takes a look at the Excel sheet of Rafi songs, so kindly made and given to friends by Muveen ji of the USA, one finds that in the first 7 years, i.e. from 1944 to 1950 (both included), Rafi had sung only 376 songs, which averages out to a poor figure of 4.8 songs – say 5 songs roughly – per month. Not a very encouraging figure. But mind you, this is only an average. Actually, the yearwise songs he sang are as following –

Year Number of songs Remarks
1944 3 songs
1945 12 songs
1946 39 songs
1947 28 songs He had gone to his native place to look after family in view of the Partition, but came back in time to sing for film Saajan-47
1948 58 songs
1949 129 songs
1950 107 songs

From 1951 there was no looking back and the graph was upwards till the end (even in the so-called “Kishore wave” of the early 70s). While reading the book “RAFINAMA” by eminent film historian Isak Mujawar, I collected some interesting data. Some of it was discussed about 4-5 years ago, but now I have added some more to it . Here it is for our readers.

Mohd. Rafi, no doubt, was a versatile singer. Like Lata, when he came on the scene of playback singing-after considerable hard work and struggle- one by one, he replaced the old singers who sang in the films.

Ashok Kumar’s singing spree stopped when Rafi sang for him in the film Saajan-47.
Ishwarlal stopped singing when Rafi sang for him in film Sharbati Aankhen-45.
Shahu Modak stopped after Chakradhari-54.
W.M.Khan after Aalam Ara-56.
G.M.Durrani after Lal Pathar-71.
Karan Dewan after Duniya-49.
N M Charlie after Zameen ke Tare-60.
Balak Ram after Shri Ram Bharat Milan-65.
Moti Sagar after Paak Daman-57.
Man Mohan krishna after Basant bahar-56.

Mohd. Rafi even sang for some composers who used to sing in films
S N Tripathi -Pawanputra hanuman-57
Snehal Bhatkar-Bawre Nain-50 ( he was doing a Beggar’s role) and
Sudhir Sen- Saat Phere-70

Rafi was the only male playback singer who sang with 3 major singer actresses
Noorjehan-Jugnu-47
Khursheed- Aage Badho-47 and
Suraiya- many (13) films.

Coming from a very humble beginning and after hard work and struggle, Rafi had his ups and downs in his career. Like any other big and popular star, he too had his critics,detractors and people who tried to use him. Though he understood their game, he never reacted adversely and always acted very professionally. Ace composer Anil Biswas never liked Rafi’s singing and he had openly passed a remark to that effect ( which,of course, he denied later). However whenever Anil ji called him to sing for him, Rafi always did it professionally, without indicating anything else. Similarly, C.Ramchandra, Roshan, Salil Chaudhari and R D Burman were also not amongst his fans, but he sang for them all, whenever called to do so.

Mohd. Rafi, on his part, had no enemies. He had a clash with leading singer Lata on two counts. One when Lata raised the Royalty issue and two, when Lata’s name came in the Guinness Book for 25000 songs. He however, patched up readily, when interested composers intervened, because his nature was not vengeful basically.

Rafi understood how a small singer would feel and he never refused or hesitated to sing with less known or small time singers( unlike Lata ). Thus Rafi sang with singers like Gandhari (Rane), Razia Begum (sister of actress Suraiya Zulfi), Chandbala, Chand Burke, Kumudini Dikshit, Malti Pandey, Paro Devi, Laxmi Roy ( Geeta Dutt’s sister and Pramod Chakravarty’s wife), Laxmi Shankar, Pramodini Desai Patkar,Nirmala devi, Ramola,Uma Devi, meena Kapoor,Pushpa Huns etc etc. Some of these became well known later on.

Rafi had sung with old timers like Rajkumari ( she was the first female playback singer to sing with him in his career), Zohrabai,Hameeda bano,Lalita Deulkar, Mohantara Talpade etc etc. However when these old timers eclipsed, he sang with the remaining major singers like Asha Bhosle ( 806 songs), Lata ( 344 songs ), Shamshad Begum ( 160 songs ), Suman kalyanpur ( 141 songs ) and also Geeta Dutt, Mubarak Begum, Sudha Malhotra, Usha Mangeshkar etc etc.

Rafi probably was the only male singer who sang for maximum number of father son pairs, viz:
Raj Kapoor- Randhir/Rishi Kapoor
Arun-Govinda
Mumtaz ali-Mehmood
Jayant- Amjad
Premnath-Prem kishen
Balraj-Parikshit
Agha- Jalal Agha
Jeevan- Kiran kumar etc etc

During his career Rafi saw many child stars graduating to adult Heroes. He sang for such actors like Suresh, Anant Marathe, Jagdeep,Vinod Mehra, Sachin, Mahesh kumar, Sudhir Kumar etc .

Among Heroes, he sang maximum songs for Shammi Kapoor-183 songs. In the film Basant, he sang 8 songs and in Kashmir ki kali, he sang 7 songs for Shammi kapoor. Rafi sang many songs for Dev and Dilip. For a long time Mukesh and Manna Dey were considered Raj Kapoor’s voice. Rafi sang 31 songs for Raj Kapoor – 7 solos and 24 duets. When Rafi first sang in the film Deedar for Dilip Kumar, Mehboob Khan told Dilip, ” This is your voice. Hereafter sing only in this voice.” Dilip followed the advice till he was lured by Kishore’s voice later on.

As far as Music Directors are concerned, Rafi sang maximum songs for Laxmikant Pyarelal, 369-186 solos, followed by Shankar Jaikishan, 341-216 solo. Surprisingly third number is Chitragupta with 247 songs, Ravi-235, R D Burman-222, O P Nayyar-197-57 solos, Naushad- 149-81 solos and Usha Khanna-114 songs.

Mohd. Rafi respected Chitragupta very much and had always given priority to his recordings. Rafi had said that he truly enjoyed singing Chitragupta’s songs due to their melody.

Of all the singers ( including Saigal) who sang Hindi songs, I consider Rafi a complete, versatile and perfect singer. He was, additionally, a very religious, honest, simple and kind person.

Film Ghunghat-46 was a social film made by Prakash Pictures. Directed by Dr. Shanti Kumar, its music was composed by Shankar rao Vyas, the favourite MD of the prakash Pictures. The cast of the film was Nirmala, Arun Ahuja, Ramesh Sinha, Umakant, Leela Mishra and Khurshid Jr.

Khurshid Jr. – the film’s Heroine – was the eldest daughter of Master Ali Baksh, Music Director and Iqbal Begum, film artiste and one time a famous and popular stage artist of Madon, Alfred and other Drama companies in the Eastern India. The family actually belonged to Sargodha in Punjab, but Khurshid was born in Bombay on 10-4-1930. Being born in a filmi family, the atmosphere was very conducive for Khurshid to join films.

After getting school education upto 12 years of age, she entered films. Her first film was Zameen-43 as a side Heroine. Then came Minerva’s Dr. Kumar-44 and Naghma E Sehra-45 – in which she was the Heroine of Master Vithal. Due to her good acting skill, there was no shortage of film offers. She had to add Jr. to her name , as there was a more famous actress singer Khurshid Bano, already in the film line, in the same period.

Khurshid’s younger sisters Baby Meena (later Meena Kumari) and Baby Madhuri Later actress Madhu- Mehmood’s wife) were also working in films. Khurshid Jr. married her handsome co-star Altaf. who did few films as a Hero but then shifted to side roles soon. After Partition, the couple considered shifting to Pakistan, but decided to stay here as both of her sisters were here and doing better.

As long as Meena Kumari was alive, they were comfortable, but after her demise, they became helpless and went down financially. They had to live in smaller tenement and roles also dwindled. Khurshid Jr. acted in 65 films. Her last film was Oh Bewafa-80. Altaf acted in just 21 films from Sipahi-41 to Pakiza-71. Even Khurshid had also acted in it.

Here is a duet of Nirmala and Mohd. Rafi from this film. Enjoy.


Song-Bhool jaa apne geet puraane naye taraane gaaye jaa (Ghoonghat)(1946) Singers-Nirmala Devi, Rafi, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Shankar Rao Vyas
Both
Both + Chorus

Lyrics

Laa
lalalalaalalalalaa
lalalalalaa

haan gaaye ja gaaye ja gaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja
door gaye vipda ke baadal
sukh ka sooraj aaya
sukh ka sooraj aaya
nayi umangen nayi tarangen
nayi raushni laaya
nayi raushni laaya
tu bhi apne armaanon ki dunia nayi basaaye ja
basaaye ja basaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja

chali hawa lahraati gaati
mahak uthi phulwaari
mahak uthi phulwaari
chali hawa lahraati gaati
mahak uthi phulwaari
mahak uthi phulwaari
jhoom rahi hai aaj meri aasha ki daari daari
jhoom rahi hai aaj meri aasha ki daari daari
naach naach mere man mor
naach naach mere man mor
?? milaaye ja milaaye ja milaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja

laa
lalallalalalala
laalllaa
lalalala

gaaye ja gaaye ja gaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye ja
bhool ja apne geet puraane
naye taraane gaaye jaa
door gaye vipda ke baadal
sukh ka sooraj aaya
sukh ka sooraj aaya

nayi umangen nayi tarange nayi roshni laaya
nayi roshni laaya

tu bhi apne armaanon ki
dunia nayi basaaye ja basaaye ja basaaye ja
gaaye jaa
gaaye jaa
gaaye jaa
gaaye jaa
gaaye jaa
gaaye jaa


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 :

4590 Post No. : 16214

Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 01
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Rafi sahab’s association with Vasant Desai started in 1949 with ‘Nai Ta’aleem” and “Narsimha Avtar” and continued till the very last music score by Vasant Desai in Shaque (1976)(Ek dil hai ek jaan hai (Shaque)). Vasant Desai’s active career as a music director is just a bit longer, from 1942 to 1976.

I think this is the first time I am writing a post for a song composed by Vasant Desai. I heard of Vasant Desai in childhood, when my mother used to talk about how he had died in an accident caused by faulty lift, whenever a song from films like Goonj Uthhi Shehnai, Jhanak Jhanak Paayal baaje or Guddi, would play on radio.

This particular song I am presenting is a Rafi solo, only such song in the film ‘Amar Jyoti’ 1965. I was not familiar with it earlier, but it sounded so familiar and sweet on first hearing that I wanted to do the post for it immediately. I had thought of including it in the series of ‘Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II)”, but on checking I found that the series is nicely poised at song no. 20 with this song.

So I will conclude that series there, and not have any more songs in that series.

I will start a new series, on various associations of Rafi Sahab with different music directors and singers and lyricist, which left a mark on the hindi film music of the golden era.

Two such collaborations are covered in this song, where music director Vasant Desai, is composing a song with Rafi sahab’s phenomenal singing capabilities, his variations, and Bharat Vyas has written the lyrics. Bharat Vyas is a veteran of mythological films, for which Rafi sahab has sung countless songs under different music directors. I could count 36 songs by Vasant Desai in the excel sheet, many of which are not yet posted in the blog. There are 154 songs written by Bharat Vyas in the excel sheet. Keeping a margin of errors, 150 songs can be taken as written by Bharat Vyas from 1949 to 1982.

The data in our blog and the excel sheet maintained by Atul ji would be a lot accurate in this regard, as we complete the tally of these artist in the blog.
We are a long way away from doing this, judging by the total stats of these three artists in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs in HFM
Vasant Desai 181 390
Bharat Vyas 408 1246
Mohammed Rafi 3110 4846

The following 5 songs of Amar Jyoti (1965) are posted in the blog so far:

Song Date of posting
Kalpana ke ghan baraste 9 June 2012
Mera pyaar tadapta hai 3 May 2014
Sambhaal ke qadam rakhna 25 Decmber 2018
Jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe 22 January 2020
Jhan jhan jhan jhan baaje paayaliyaa 1 February 2021

This solo Rafi song is a classic study of how Rafi Sahab is a legend. Saying it for the umpteenth time is just not enough, as his voice and some inner aura of purity comes oozing out of the words being uttered. The song is composition for Rafi Sahab and him alone. I have no qualms in stating that only Rafi sahab could have elevated this simple and sweet composition to the level that he takes, and makes it an example of how singing could be, from the soul.


Song-Wo phoole phoole phirte hain (Amar Jyoti)(1965) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

Wo phoole phoole phirte hain
jin ki qismat ko phool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz karen en
ham kis qismat par naaz Karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

ham ne bhi sitaare ae maange thhe
kaliyon ki tamanna ki ham ne
khushiyon se sahaaraa maangaa jab
khushiyon se sahaaraa maangaa jab
to haathh diyaa ham ko gham ne
unn ke sehre pe moti tange
ham ko sehraa ke babool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

unn se kya shikaayat hai ham ko
jin ki taqdeer mein tu bhi hai
apni to kinaare par aa kar
apni to kinaare par aa kar
har baar ye kashti doobi hai
manzil ki meharbaani unn par
jin ko raahen anukool mile
ham kis qismat par naaz Karen
jin ko thokar ki dhool mile
wo phoole phoole phirte hain


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

Blog Day :

4585 Post No. : 16204

“Samrat Prithviraaj Chauhaan”(1959) was directed by Harsukh Bhatt for ‘Dinesh Film, Bombay’. It had Jairaj, Anita Guha, Ulhas, Sapru, B.M. Vyas, Prem Adib, Chand Usmani, Sundar, Ramesh Sinha, Umakant, Shri Bhagwan, Rajkumar, Neelofar, Heera, Anand Joshi, Sudarshan Sethi, Shah, R.S. Dubey, Pinchoo, Sheila Vaaz and others. Leela Mishra and Sulochana made guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had nine songs (including one dance music). Two lyricists viz. Bharat Vyas (seven songs) and Anant Shyam (one song) penned the lyrics. Music was composed by Vasant Desai.

So far, the following six songs (in alphabetical order) from this movie have been posted on the blog;

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Aapas ki phoot se baar baar badly rajdhaani hai 20.06.2011
02 Chhup chhup ke hamse na nainaa milaao jee 18.04.2011
03 Janani janmbhoomi swarg se mahaan hai 07.07.2011
04 Lo kaamna pooran hui 20.04.2011
05 Maajhi re himmat na haar 27.12.2012
06 Naa naa naa barso baadal 28.08.2009

Today’s song is the seventh song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

We are going to listen to this song today, which is in the voice of Mohd Rafi. Lyrics are by Anant Shyam and music is composed by Vasant Desai.

Let us listen to the song now …

Video (Partial)


Audio

Song-Dhanyvaad kavichand pukaare (Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan) (1959) Singer: Mohd. Rafi, Lyrics-Anant Shyam, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

arey kahaan ke ae
dhanyawaad
kavichand pukaare ae
jug jug jiyo kanojirai
manokaamnaa pooran huyi hai
kari hai kripaa
sharda maay

gajbhar chhaati
jaichanda ki ee ee
kaaya singh baran jo suhaay

arey moonchhen chaat rahin gaalon ko
ah ahaa ha
moonchhe chaat rahin gaalon ko o
choli badle wohi rahi jaaye

kya kehna hai raajneeti ko
raja Ramchandra sharmaat
arrey dushman ke ghar se main aaya
swaagat kiyo mitr ki bhaant

kilaa banaaya hai lohe ka
rakshaa kare kang ki dhaar
arrey kya majaal jo praan bachaa kar
panchhi nikal jaaye us paar h
chauthhe parkote ke andar
banaa swayamwar laal kamaal

arrey bade bade raajaa ha aa
ahaa haa haa
bade bade raaja
chadhhi chadhhi aayen
dekhen kise milat jaimaal
arey gajab dhaak jaychand rai ki
dhamke saaraa hindustan

arrey baat karoon kyaa
baat karoon kyaa
baat karoon kyaa
baat karoon kya auran ki
jab
kaanpe
kaanpe
kaanpe
ho jab kaanpe
dilli ka Chauhan ….


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