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

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5092 Post No. : 17019

My first real jaan-pehchaan with this actor happened in 1970. The film – ‘Anand’. He plays the role of Dr. Prakash Kulkarni, friend of Dr. Bhaskar Bannerji (Amitabh Bachchan). His role was impressive and touching. At the climax of the film, when Anand is battling for his last breaths, Bhaskar is not present. He has gone on a last ditch hunt for a miracle medicine. Prakash is the doctor present in the room besides Renu (Sumita Sanyal), attending to Anand. It is 4.15 early morning.The final moments arrive. Anand requests for the spool tape player to be put on. Prakash realizes – the worst is about to happen. He asks the attending nurse to prepare an injection. And while the tape is playing Anand calls out for Babu Moshai, and his breathing ceases. Prakash is stunned and cannot move. There is horror and grief and dejection writ large on his face. These moments, this expression, the welling of tears in his eyes, and the unwilling acceptance of a final defeat – left an imprint on my mind strong enough to now remember the name of this actor – Ramesh Deo.

And then, the familiar face with now a recognized name – I could see him in many more films that followed. I would also become familiar with his earlier roles in Hindi films starting with ‘Aarti’ in 1962. I would see these earlier films, later as reruns or on Doordarshan. And somehow, he always made an impact on my mind with his performances. In ‘Khilona’ (1970), as Kishore, the wayward ghar-jamaai (resident son-in-law) of the Thakur Suraj Singh’s (Bipin Gupta) household, he is hell bent on throwing out a pregnant Chand (Mumtaz) for obvious inheritance gains. In 1971, one sees him in ‘Mere Apne’ as Arun Gupta, a low middle income householder, who tricks an aged Anandi Devi (Meena Kumari) to come and live in his home as an unpaid full time servant. In ‘Joru Ka Ghulam’ (1972), he is Ramesh, the scheming nephew of the rich businessman Shyamlal (Om Prakash), who continuously siphons off part of whatever money he handles in the business.

Then in ‘Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), he plays the role of barrister P Amarnath, one of the three baddies (along with Harishchandra (Ajit) and Ramakant (Krishan Dhawan)), who commit a fraud at a bank and implicate Ashok (Dharmendra). Later, when Ashok returns and plans revenge against these three, he first destroys them financially through stock market wrangling. At this point in the film, there is a scene with an excellent performance by Ramesh Deo. As the news comes in that all their investment is lost at the stock market, it effects the brain of barrister Amarnath, and he goes mad. There is a two minutes long sequence with an editing gap of 15 seconds in between, which is performed by him. He goes mad, he cries, he laughs, he proclaims he wants to be rich, and then he runs out of the office room. He meets Ashok outside. Ashok is supposedly dead. So there is now a reaction of fear and horror, he runs away from him, crashes into a parked car, then runs off on to the road and is hit by another car. This sequence which is about 700 feet of reel length is supposedly shot as a single performance sequence. His histrionics are impressive and authentic.

Ramesh Deo, a veteran of almost 300 Hindi films, about 200 Marathi films, 30 Marathi stage plays with almost a thousand live performances – passed away on 2nd February earlier this year. Besides the impressive portfolio of stage and screen performances, he also has to his credit being the producer of many TV serials, documentaries and approximately 250 ad films through his own production company – Ramesh Deo Productions. A part of this body of work was also directed by him.

He traces his ancestry to the Rajput clans of Jodhpur. His great grandfather and grandfather were engineers who were part of the team that built the Jodhpur palace. Later they were invited by Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, for constructing newer parts of the city. His grandfather was appointed as the chief engineer of the project. Later, his father, who studied law, became the legal advisor in the city administration of Kolhapur.

Ramesh was born in Kolhapur on 30th January, 1926. After his normal school and college education, he got introduced to films through Dinkar Patel, a Marathi film maker, who was a family friend. Once when Dinkar Patel was filming in Kolhapur, Ramesh and a group of his friends went to see the shooting. Quite unexpectedly, Dinkar Patel invited the group to join a scene in a college sequence being filmed, as students. The film was ‘Paatlachi Por’ (released in 1951). As per Ramesh, it was by this chance participation that the film bug bit him, and he decided to make acting as a career. This is in 1950.

He started his career as a junior artist and soon graduated to featured roles. His first notable performance that received critical acclaim was as a villain in ‘Andhala Magto Ek Dola’ (1956). Later, he signed up as a villain for ‘Saata Janmaachaa Sobati’, but was offered the lead instead when the hero was removed. Never typecast, many of his films’ publicity material would have a teaser asking audiences to guess whether he was the hero or villain!

Through the 1950s, Ramesh confined himself to Marathi cinema and stage, Then happened a chance encounter. The drama troupe he was working with was traveling in the rural Maharashtra. Having tea at a roadside tea shop, he realized that no one knew him as an actor. He felt let down within, that after having worked in the industry for almost a decade, he was a nobody for the common man. The same common man would readily recognize and acknowledge Hindi film stars. And he made up his mind to move to Hindi cinema also.

His first role in a Hindi film was in ‘Aarti’ 1962. And after that there was no looking back. In film after film in the sixties, he made a mark for himself, and a firm position in the Hindi film industry as a character artist. At 96, when he passed away, he was still actively working. In a manner of speaking, he died literally with his boots on.

The song being presented today is from the film ‘Love And Murder’ from 1966. The film is produced under the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay and is directed by Raja Paranjape. The brief star cast is listed as Prithviraj, Ramesh Deo, Jaimala, Heeralal, Helen, Kammo, Edwina, and Chandrakant Gokhale. Ramesh Deo plays the role of Ranjit, apparently a small time con-man, but in reality he is the unknown boss of the underworld gang. The plot of the film is available on MuVyz website at Love And Murder – Plot.

On screen, the song is performed by Ramesh Deo. The quality of the video is not very good, and I am not able to identify the lady companion for whom Ramesh is lip syncing this song. I request other knowledgeable readers to please help identify the lady actor in this video clip.

Ramesh Deo – a lasting presence in Marathi and Hindi cinema. A career that goes from 1950 to 2022. Seventy two years of active work in the cinema and theater industry – this must be a record of some sort. He had completed 96 years of his life’s journey when he bid the forever good bye to the world. As mentioned earlier, literally with his boots on – still actively working when he passed away.

He leaves behind his wife and two sons. Seema Deo, his spouse of 59 years, is a lasting romance of his life. This must also be a record of some sorts – the two appeared in more than 50 films as husband wife or as lovers. Ramesh had first seen her in a suburban train while heading to a studio and realized that she too was looking for film work. “That day, I got a plum assignment. We introduced ourselves, became friends, and soon got married,” he had said. Today, their children, actor-filmmaker Ajinkya Deo and filmmaker Abhinay Deo (‘Delhi Belly’) have done them proud.

Peace and divinity be with you Ramesh Deo. It has been an especially long innings. You will always be remembered for the huge variety of roles that you presented.

Good Bye.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya  (Love And Murder) (1963) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
ye reshmi andhera
jo baney naseeb mera
main na aaftaab dekhoon
main na aaftaab dekhoon
kabhi umr bhar khudaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
is dil ki ye khata hai
ke ye tujh pe mar mita hai
isey kaise main sambhaloon
isey kaise main sambhaloon
ye to ho gaya paraaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
mere dil mein dard bhar de
ya jala ke khaaq kar de
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
meri khaaq bhi kahegi
mujhe yaar ne mitaaya
tere gesuon ka saaya
meri jaan jis ne paaya
usey mil gayi khudaai
wo naseeb le ke aaya
tere gesuon ka saaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
ये रेशमी अंधेरा
जो बने नसीब मेरा
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
मैं ना आफताब देखूँ
कभी उम्र भर खुदाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इस दिल की ये ख़ता है
के ये तुझ पे मर मिटा है
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
इसे कैसे मैं संभालूँ
ये तो हो गया पराया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया

मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरे दिल में दर्द भर दे
या जला के ख़ाक
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मेरी ख़ाक भी कहेगी
मुझे यार ने मिटाया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया
मेरी जान जिस ने पाया
उसे मिल गई खुदाई
वो नसीब ले के आया
तेरे गेसूओं का साया


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Blog Day :

5082 Post No. : 17005

“Aplam Chaplam”(1961) was directed by Ramdayal and directed by Roop K Shourey by Mukul Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Kumkum, Ravindra Kapoor, Tabassum,Majnu, I.S.Johar, Tiwari aka Ramayan Tiwari,Wazir Mohammed Khan, Jeevan,Mridula rani,
Kathana, Badri prasad,Sagar, Abdul etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Aplam Chaplam”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Manna Dey. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Duniya jidhar jhukey jhuk jaa (Aplam Chaplam)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta
Rafi + Manna Dey

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

duniya jidhar jhukey jhuk jaa
duniya jidhar rukey ruk jaa
aisey ho yaa waisey ho tu
kaam chalaaye jaa..aa…aaa

kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm
kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm

hai kaun jahaan mein jhoothaa
to kaun hai pyaarey sachchaa
jo apnaa rang jamaa ley ae
hai wohee sabse achchaa..aa

hai kaun jahaan mein jhoothaa
to kaun hai pyaarey sachchaa
jo apnaa rang jamaa ley ae ae
hai wohee sabse achchaa
mauqaa jahaan miley dat jaa

hatnaa jahaan padey hat jaa
aisey ho ya waisey ho tu
kaam chalaaye jaa

kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm
kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm

chadhtey sooraj ko poojo
kehtaa hai yehee zamaanaa

jis sur mein gaaye duniyaa
us sur mein gaatey jaanaa..aa..aaa
chadhtey sooraj ko poojo
kehtaa hai yehee zamaanaa

jis sur mein gaaye duniyaa
us sur mein gaatey jaanaa..aa..aaa
boley agar ye saa to saa
boley agar ye paa to paa
aisey ho ya waisey ho tu
kaam chalaaye jaa

kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm
kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm

chaahey ye duniyaa hamko
kitnaa hi fraud pukaarey
hum kaun hain yaaron kyaa hain
bas God hi jaaney pyaarey aey ae

chaahey ye duniyaa hamko
kitnaa hi fraud pukaarey
hum kaun hain yaaron kyaa hain ae
bas God hi jaaney pyaarey aey ae
koyi buraa kahey to kyaa

koyi bhalaa kahey to kyaa
aisey ho ya waisey ho tu
kaam chalaaye jaa..aa…aaa

kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm..mm
kyun bhai aplam…mm..mm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm

duniya jidhar jhukey jhuk jaa
duniya jidhar rukey ruk jaa
aisey ho yaa waisey ho tu
kaam chalaaye jaa..aa…aaa

kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm
kyun bhai aplam…mmmm
haan bhai chaplam…mmm


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 :

5071 Post No. : 16992 Movie Count :

4605

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # # Toofaan -1975#
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Today’s song is from the movie “Toofaan-1975”.

I have vague memories of watching this movie in my childhood. But I do not remember the movie, its songs, or its story. What I remember is the hero wearing a mask (Zorro type mask) and riding a horse, with a sword in his hand (?).

I had in one of my earlier post on the blog mentioned earlier that I get to watch the movies ‘Do Khilaadi-1976’, ‘Double Cross-1973’ and ‘Toofaan-1975’ on back to back days at small town ‘Malkapur’ in the ‘Vidarbha’ region of Maharashtra (somewhere around 1976-1977).

My parents were on tour to this place for their ‘Marathi play’ to be staged there. I must be around eight-nine years old then. I and my brothers get to watch these movies then. As I mentioned earlier, I carried the memories of one song (or rather their ‘mukhda’ only) each from ‘Do Khilaadi’ and ‘Double Cross’ and from this movie ‘Toofaan’ I remember the masked hero only and the name of the hero i.e. Vikram.

Today I present the first song from this movie ‘Toofaan-1975’ on the blog and this movie is making a debut on the blog today.

‘Toofaan-1975’ was directed by Kedar Kapoor for ‘Sargam Pictures (Pvt.) Ltd., Bombay’.

It had Vikram, Priyadarshini, Roopesh Kumar, Jagdeep, B.M. Vyas, Jeevan, Jayraj, Trilok Kapoor, Sajjan, Rajan Haksar, Abhijit Sen, Rajan Kapoor, Kirti Kumar, Shetty, V. Gopal, Shriram, Ramlal, Vijay Khanna, Urmila Bhatt, Praveen Pal, Meena T., Bahnumati, Sujata and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.05.1975.

‘Toofaan-1975’ has seven songs, all of them penned by Ravindra Jain.

Ravindra Jain also composed the music for this movie.

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Toofaan toofaan hai mera naam Mohd Rafi
02 O barkha mujhe sach sach bataa Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
03 Pyaar kar, pyaar kar, dhaar kar, dhaar kar Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
04 Baj jaayega baaja baj jaayega Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, chorus
05 Reshma mera naam hai, naachna mera kaam hai Asha Bhonsle
06 Chalo koi khel khelen ham Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
07 Sachche ka sachche ka bolbaala Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, chorus

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. It is an ‘introduction type’ song and its lyrics are very simple and straightforward. ( I listen to the other couple of songs from this movie and I find they also have very simple and straightforward lyrics 😊. Our readers will be able to listen to them on the blog as and when they are posted here).

On screen we see the ‘masked hero’ lip syncing this song ( because he doesn’t take out the ‘mask’ and so his face cannot be seen 😊, but he must be Vikram – the hero of this movie 😊 ).
We do not have any option to watch the song as it is because the hero is telling us in the song that ‘karoon main to apne hi jee ki, chaahe kuchh bhi ho anjaam’ 😊. We can see the hero travelling riding on a horse through different terrains and waiving people (villagers) and taking care of them and helping them.

( I guess this movie must have been inspired by the character of ‘Zorro’. We have one more movie like this 😊 )

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us listen to and enjoy today’s song sung by Rafi Saab. Lyrics are by Ravindra Jain, and he has also composed the music.

By listening to the today’s song we can also guess what the movie is all about …

With the today’s song ‘Toofaan-1975’ makes its debut on the blog and joins the ‘Toofaan’ (s 😊) of ‘1954’, ‘1969’, and ‘1989’ already available on the blog.

That is all for now 😊 let’s listen to the song now …

Editor’s note:-This song from “Toofaan”(1975) is Mohammad Rafi’s 3200th song in the blog and 1500th solo Mohammad Rafi song in the blog.


Song-Toofaan toofaan hai mera naam (Toofaan)(1975) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
main hoon ek jhonka hawaa ka
chalnaa hi mera kaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

faulaadi hain
apne iraade
karne hain poore
mujhe kuchh waade ae
faulaadi hain
apne iraade
karne hain poore
mujhe kuchh waade
mujhe kuchh waade
karoon main to apne hi jee ki
chaahe kuchh bhi ho anjaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

pyaar hai man mein
tan mein agan hai
ek hi dhun mujhe
ek lagan hain
pyaar hai man mein
tan mein agan hai
ek hi dhun mujhe
ek lagan hai
ek lagan hai
koyi sang aaye naa aaye
mujhe chalnaa hai subah shaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam

dhanwaalon se chheen ke
dhan ko
baant rahaa hoon main
nirdhan ko
dhanwaalon se chheen ke
dhan ko
baant rahaa hoon main
nirdhan ko
main nirdhan ko
kahin koyi kehke luteraa
mujhe kar de naa badnaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
main hoon ek jhonka hawaa ka
chalnaa hi mera kaam
toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam
mera naam
ho toofaan toofaan
hai mera naam


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 :

5068 Post No. : 16984

Today’s song is from the ‘1973’ movie ‘Jhoom Uthaa Aakaash’.

This movie had made its debut on the blog on 22.07.2020 with its song ‘Ho o nadiya kinaare nain hamaare’.

‘Jhoom Uthaa Aakaash-1973’ was directed by Y.N. Kapoor for ‘Bahaar-Milan Productions’.

It had Sujit Kumar, Lakshmichhaaya, Anita, Rajdeep, Bharat Bhushan, Tiwari, Abhi Bhattacharya, Randhir, Mohan Choti, Jhankana Desai, Nana Palsikar, Bramhachari, Rajraani, Kalpana Diwan, Uma Khosla, Geeta Kapoor, Soni, Koki, S.M. Akhtar, Master Deepak, Master Dinkar, Ravi Bhatnagar, Ambar Kumar, Yogesh Kapoor and others.

This movie was passed by censor board on 12.04.1973.

This movie had seven songs written by Siraj Aghazi (five songs) and Atish Jalali (two songs).
Music for this movie was composed by Kanti Kiran.

Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Mukesh, Hemlata and Krishna Kalle had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

As mentioned above only one song from this movie has been posted earlier on the blog. This song was a duet sung by Mukesh & Hemlata. Mukesh had sung only one song in this movie and that was this duet song.

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

SNo. Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Ab to bahaale aankhon se aansoo Siraj Aghazi Mohd Rafi Being presented today
02 Tera mera saath jaise din aur raat Atish Jalali Mahendra Kapoor, Hemlata
03 Sainyya anaadi na jaane pyaar ko, Siraj Aghazi Manna Dey, Hemlata
04 Ho o nadiyaa kinaare nain hamaare Siraj Aghazi Mukesh, Hemlata 22.07.2020
05 Dekh lo bhagwaan teri meharbaani dekh lo … Siraj Aghazi Hemlata
06 Saawan aayo re bin mausam aayo Siraj Aghazi Mahendra Kapoor, Hemlata
07 Zulmi najariyaa Atish Jalali Hemlata, Krishna Kalle

I had mentioned in my earlier post of this movie that this movie seems to be an obscure movie of its time and the songs from it are either new to people like me or never heard earlier.
Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and only the audio of this song is available so far. And this Rafi song is also the only Rafi song in this movie.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Ab to bahaa le aankhon se aansoo (Jhoom Uthha Aakaash)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Siraj Aghaazi, MD-Kanti Kiran

Lyrics

Ab to bahaa le aankhon se aansoo
Bhagwaa aan
Are bhagwaan
Tujhe rona hi padega
Ab to bahaa le aankhon se aansoo

Khet hain pyaase
Dharti hai sookhi
Roothhi hain kismat
ujdi hai nagri
Sabr ka daaman chhoot gaya hai
Aas ka bandhan toot gaya hai
Ab bhi agar tu saathh na dega
O o o
Dil se tera vishwaas uthhega
Bhagwaan aa aa aan
Are bhagwaan
Tujhe rona hi padega
Ab to bahaa le aankhon se aansoo

Jaan ke sab anjaan bana hai
Kaahe ko phir bhagwaan bana hai
Nain tere chhalka ke rahoonga
Patthar ko pighlaa ke rahoonga
Aaj na meri baat sunega
Ho o o
Kaun tujhe bhagwaan kahega
Tujhe rona hi padega
Tujhe rona hi padega
Bhagwaan
Bhagwaan
Bhagwaan
Bhagwaan


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 :

5059 Post No. : 16973

Today 25th May’2022 is Remembrance Day of actor Sunil Dutt (born as Balraj Dutt, 6 June 1929 — 25 May 2005).

Sunil Dutt was active in ‘films’ around us when I was growing up in seventies. I remember to have watched his ‘black & white’ movies like ‘Ek Phool Chaar Kaante’, ‘Main Chup Rahoongi’, ‘Beti Bete’, ‘Gaban’, and movies like ‘Padosan’ and ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ in our colony club when I was a child. I do not remember correctly but I think I had also watched his ‘Post Box no.999’ as well.

Then I have vague memories of watching some of his movies with my parents, or brothers and cousins, and /or elders (like my Uncle) in the family. These are movies like ‘Sadhu Aur Shaitan’, ‘Heera’, ‘Himalay Se Ooncha’, ‘Nagin’, ‘Nehle Pe Dehla’, ‘Shaan’, ‘Yaari Dushmani’, etc.

I watched ‘Jaani Dushman’ alone as my Dad gave me ‘conditional permission’ that I will not take my younger brothers to watch the movie with me. (But the permission came only after I was punished 🙂 the day before it. I had mentioned this episode in my post on the movie ‘Jaani Dushman’.)

As a child we were always interested in watching movies irrespective of the star cast and I enjoyed watching all the above movies.

I get to watch his ‘Rocky’, ‘Dard Ka Rishta’, ‘Raaj Tilak’, ‘Watan Ke Rakhwaale’ ‘Mother India’, ‘Gumraah’, ‘Hamraaz’, ‘Mera Saaya’, ‘Insaan Jaag Uttha’, ‘Amrapali’, ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’, ‘Waqt’, ‘Khandan’ (these I watched during the years from 1983 to 1988. I passed out matriculation in 1983, stayed Akola with my grandparents for my study (but actually playing cricket and watching movies than focusing on studies. From 1985 to 1988 I was staying at Parli Vaijnath (Maharashtra)).

The movies I mentioned above are not appearing in their chronological order of release.

From the above movies, I remember I had watched ‘Padosan’ again in later years also on VCR, TV and online.

In the recent years I had watched his ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ in 2006 in Kachchh. And very recently I watched his ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ online in 2017 when I was in Kenya.

I have not watched today’s movie which is ‘Meharbaan-1967’.

“Meharbaan-1967” was directed by A. Bhim Singh for ‘A.V.M., Madras’. It was produced by A.V. Meiyappan.

It had Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Mehmood, Sudesh Kumar, Bhalla, Shaymlal, Jankidas, Umesh Sharma, Ramavtaar, Rajkishore, Mukri, Sulochana, Shashikala, Shyama, Raj Mehra, Ramesh Deo, Ashim Kumar, Kumari Padma, Master Levi, Jayanthi, Bharathi and others.

“Meharbaan-1967” had seven songs in it that were written by Rajinder Krishan. Following is the list of songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Mera gadhaa gadhon ka leader Mohd Rafi, Mehmood 09.12.2016
02 Aayega aayega ik chhail chhabilaa aayega Mohd Rafi Being presented today
03 Ik raaja ki sun lo kahaani Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi 06.06.2021
04 Saawan ki raat kaari kaari Asha Bhonsle 03.03.2022
05 Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam Mohd Rafi 21.01.2013
06 Saari duniya mein dekhe hain do anpadh naadaan Lata Mangeshkar Coming soon
07 Ik raaja ki sun lo kahaani Mohd Rafi 06.06.2021

All the songs of ‘Meharbaan-1967’ were composed by the legendary music director Ravi Shankar Sharma known to us as ‘Ravi’.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and on screen Sunil Dutt is performing on this song. Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Ashok Kumar, Bharati, Padma Khanna, Nutan, Sulochana and many others.

Let us listen to today’s song and pay our tributes to Sunil Dutt.


Song-Aayegaa aayegaa ik chhail chhabeela aayegaa (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Ik din jo meri chhoti si
Gudiya ko le jaayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega

Bhool ja bachpan ki rang raliyaan
Aaye din sharmaane ke
Bhool ja bachpan ki rang raliyaan
Aaye din sharmaane ke
Chhod ke roti sang saheli
Saajan ke ghar jaane ke
Chaahe ghabraaye
Chaahe muhkdaa chhupaaye
Aane waala to aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega

Laakh chhupa le humse lekin
Chaal teri ye kehti hai
Laakh chhupa le humse lekin
Chaal teri ye kehti hai
Soorat ik albele ki
Teri ankhiyon mein rehti hai
Kaisi bal khaaye
Yahi aas lagaaye
Kab aane waala aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
haan
Aa

Do din ka ab tera basera
Baabul ke is aangan mein
Do din ka ab tera basera
Baabul ke is aangan mein
Kaisa hoga desh piya ka
Jaagi hai chinta man mein
Chain na aaye
Yahi soch sataaye
Ab aane waala aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabila aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabila aayega

Ik din jo meri chhoti si
Gudiya ko le jaayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega
Aayega aayega
Ik chhail chhabeela aayega


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 :

5053 Post No. : 16967

In the beginning years of this millennium, we among the last dwellers of last millennium, were kept mesmerized with old Hindi film songs.  This was a willing intoxication, which made it possible to deal all difficulties, happiness, sadness, tragedies etc. that life chose to throw at us.   Often the songs that played randomly in a collection of songs playing on computer would become a subject of discussion.  Once, a close friend said she like this song by Mohammed Rafi Sb a lot:

baa-hosh-o-hawaas mein deewaanaa
ye aaj waseeyat kartaa hoon
ye dil ye jaan mile tumko
main tumse muhabbat kartaa hoon

This song from the film ‘Night In London’ (1967) is posted here.

Another colleague/friend once spoke of this song from ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966) – “Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse“. Now this song is very interesting in its lyrics/poetry which is actually cursing the beloved.  Total and full of ‘bad-duaa’ ie ill wishing – it is to be seen to be believed, what all the poet is wishing on his beloved friend.

mere dil se sitamgar toone achchi dillagi ki hai
ke banke dost apne doston se dushmani ki hai

mere dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse
mujhe gham dene waale tu khushi ko tarse

 tu phool bane patjhad kaa, tujh pe bahaar na aaye kabhi
meri hi tarah tu tadpe tujhko qaraar na aaye kabhi
jiye tu is tarah ke zindagi ko tarse

itnaa to asar kar jaayen meri wafaayen o bewafaa
ik roz tujhe yaad aayen apni jafaayen o bewafaa
pashemaan hoke roye, tu hansi ko tarse

tere gulshan se zyaadaa veeraan koyi veeraanaa na ho
is duniyaa mein koyi teraa apnaa to kyaa, begaanaa na ho
kisi kaa pyaar kyaa tu berukhi ko tarse

Just falling short of wishing death! ‘jiye tu iss tarah ke zindagi ko tarse’.  There are numerous songs of this situation in Hindi films, too many to count actually.  In the 60’s it can be said, that every other film had this situation song, where the hero or the heroine is wronged, and singing a song lamenting the bewafaai of the beloved.  But I have looked all over the blog and I could not find any other song so full of curses. And this is also the only song on the blog, which is tagged as ‘hate song’ category.  The song still sounds so believable and not odd at all.  All the credit to the team of composers, lyricist and the singer. For this would easily have gone wrong.

There are some more songs, which have somewhat similar emotions and ill-wishes expressed in different forms.  I made a list of songs with those varied expressions.

Sl. No.

Song

Lyrics

1 Mere Mehboob Qayaamat Hogi meri tarah tu aahen bhare
tu bhi kisi se pyaar karey
aur rahe wo tujhse parey
toone O sanam dhaaye hain sitam
to ye tu bhool na jaana
ke na tujhpe bhi inaayat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi
mere mehboob qayaamat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein mohabbat hogi
2 Jo Unki Tamanna Hai Barbaad Ho Ja jo unki tamannaa hai, barbaad ho jaa
to ai dil muhabbat ki kismat banaa de
tadap aur tadap kar abhi jaan de de
yoon marte hain mar jaane waale, dikhaa de
3 Mohabbat Ab Tijaarat Ban Gayi Hai kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaai
magar ab aajkal ye behayaayee
shareefon ki sharaafat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
4 Gairon Pe Karam Apnon Pe Sitam ham bhi the tere manzoor-e-nazar, dil chaahe to ab iqraar na kar
sau teer chalaa seene pe magar, begaanon se milkar waar na kar
begaanon se milkar waar na kar
bemaut kahin mar jaayen na ham
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar,
Ghairon pe karam apnon pe sitam, ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
rahne de abhi thodaa saa bharam,
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
5 Guzre Hain Aaj Ishq Mein Hum Us Maqaam Se humko na ye gumaan thha,
o sangdil sanam
raah-e-waffa se tere
behak jaayenge kadam
chhalkega zehar bhi teri
aankho ke jaam se
guzre hain aaj ishq mein
hum us maqaam se
guzre hain
o bewaffa,
tera bhi yoon hi toot jaaye dil
tu bhi tadap tadap ke
pukaare ke haaye dil
tera bhi saamnaa ho kabhi,
gham ki shaam se
guzre hain
6 Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera sab ki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
sabki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
tera tamaasha sab dekhenge
kya hota hai ab dekhenge
dekhega tu na kal ka savera
main naagan tu sapera aa aa
7 Neend Ud Jaaye Teri Chain Se Sone Waale neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
ye duaa maangte hain
nain ye rone waale
maine ki hain jafaayen
mujhse kyun ho wafaayen
lag gayin mujhko mere
pyaar ki bad-duaayen
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
bewafa hone waale
neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
8 Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya Bewafaa Tere Pyaar Mein kyaa se kyaa ho gayaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chaahaa kyaa kyaa milaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chalo suhaanaa bharam to tootaa
jaanaa ke husn kyaa hai
kahti hai jisko pyaar duniyaa
kyaa cheez kyaa balaa hai
dil ne kyaa naa sahaa
bewafaa aaa aaa
tere pyaar mein
9 Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye Raat Na Jaaye pyaar me jinke sab jag chhoda
aur huye badnaam
unke hi haathon haal hua ye
baithe hain dil ko thaam
apne kabhi the ab hain paraaye
Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
10 Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye samajhaake main to haari
haan dhamkaaya dini gaari, aur karoon bhi kyaa
dekho moraa jiyraa
haan jiyraa tadpaaye, jiyraa tadpaaye
mohe haay haay dekho sainyaa beimaan
mose chal, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye,
11 Bahaaron Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar mujhe kyaa pataa thaa kabhi ishq mein
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
khataa ho gayi mujhse kaasid mere
tere haath paighaam kyun de diyaa
bahaaron ne meraa chaman lootkar
12 Meri Zindagi Mein Tum Kyun Aaye haay buri dukhiyaa dil ki
meraa dard badhaao naa baalam
meraa sabr padaa tumse jo kahin
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
jo saare zamaane ko sulagaaye
meri zindagi mein tum kyun aaye
13 Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
taqdeer ke bair kiya hai
taqdeer se lad loongi main
main tod chalun
main tod chalun ek pal mein
tod chalun ek pal mein
duniya ka har dastoor
magar tere pyar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoom majboor
thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahun to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor

 

Here is a list of some of my all-time favourite songs by Rafi sahab in the similar situations:

Patthar Ke Sanam Tujhe Hum Ne Mohabbat Ka Khuda Jaana – ‘Patthar Ke Sanam’ (1967)
Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein Tujhko Bitha Kar – ‘Brahmchari’ (1968)
Aaj Ki Raat Mere Dil Ki Salaami Le Le – ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967)
Dil Jo Na Keh Saka – ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965)
Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nahin Maangi Thi – ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1961)
Rang Aur Noor Ki Baraat Kise Pesh Karun – ‘Ghazal’ (1964)

There are more similar/different songs created for Hindi films for such situations, where dejected lovers either drown in self-pity or end up giving ‘bad-dua’ in a smaller/kinder way, to the beloved.  But most songs of this genre are praying for the happiness of the beloved, who has deceived them, has indulged in ‘bewafaai’ for want of similar expressive word in the English language.  An excellent case in point is this pensive Lata song – “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye“, filmed on Meena Kumari in ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraai’ (1960). Shankar-Jaikishan and Shailendra created this classic song with just the right touch of melancholy and congratulatory mood. With a dose of resignation.

Most songs in this genre, also turn out to be popular, be it the pensive songs of Mukesh, Lata, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood or Mohammed Rafi.  So the well known songs are all posted. Looking for the theme, I ended up with “Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka” song in ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ (1991) by Kumar Sanu. Quite a decent composition with innovative lyrics, that one.

I was sure all well-known Rafi songs in this genre are posted. But as luck would have it, I found the link of this Rafi solo in one of my saved files, which I was just randomly checking. This is a well-known song from the film ‘Dhadkan’ (1972).  Composer is Ravi who also wrote this song with Ali Jalili.  Ali Jalili is an unknown poet for the blog, as this is the first song by him to be posted.   Avinash ji is doing a series of 70’s decade missing movies, so he may be able to find some other films where Ali Jalili has written lyrics. Ali Jalili has written one more song in the same film with Ravi, “Tumse Nazar Mili”, which was also used for advertisement of different products.  My guess is he must be someone connected with advertising jingles, more so as he has collaborated with Ravi, not a regular poet for writing the two songs in this film.

The song is filmed as a wedding reception song, where Sanjay Khan is singing this song for congratulating the bride Mumtaz and groom Roopesh Kumar.  The real feelings of Sanjay Khan are evident, but he is trying to disguise them and give blessings to the couple.

Two songs of the film are already posted in the blog, so this is the 3rd song.

Jab Toone Kuchh Na Kiya
Main To Chala Jidhar Chale Rasta

I have done posts of some songs of the late 70’s and early 80’s, but very few songs of early 70’s. This song has a very deeply meaningful and emotional core, as we expect from Ravi’s compositions usually.  There is the Punjabi dholak music in the background which carries the rhythm of the song.  And Rafi Sb’s singing is again out of this world.  For me this is a known song, as it used to be played regularly on radio.  Again, when one really listens to it with a critical ear, with the aim of judging its merit with other such type of songs, a few are listed above, it is revealed as a fabulous song on all counts.  More fabulous for being a 70’s song.  By now Ravi is a seasoned and senior composer, with huge successes behind him and much more experience of how to get the best out of Rafi.  And Rafi Sb has delivered spectacularly in this song, the only one in the film.  Subtle changes in the way some words are sung in every repeated line, and those are again different for every time he sings the mukhda.  I refuse to believe that anyone else could do so much variation in a single voice, same rhythm and level, two stanza song, in live recording.

The pauses in the lines and words of a line, and starting the next word at the same level as before the pause, what superb control in the vocals. I am not a technical person, in the matter of singing, but if anyone can explain this phenomenon to me, I will be thankful to them. It sounds as a modern-day recording done bit by bit, line by line, and mixed afterwards. Practice makes things perfect and well-rehearsed is the forte of Rafi Sb. But the question is how well rehearsed and how much perfect. I can just conclude that the farishta in the guise of a singer is giving the same dedicated 200 % to a song composed for a new actor of 70’s, as he gave to all his songs, repeated in live shows, which won him accolades and a place is history.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Mere Dost Tujhe Tera Meet Mubarak (Dhadkan) (1972) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Ravi, Ali Jalili, MD – Ravi

Lyrics

tamannaon ki duniya
yun to har insaan basaata hai ea
magar paata wohi hai ea
jo…. yehaan taqdeer laata hai ea

mere dost tujhe
tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
palkon pe bitthaana aise sukh dena aa
yaad na kare yeh kabhi baabul ki gali ee
apne baabul ki gali
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfa aa
chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfaa aa
badaa hi naseeb waala hai wo jag mein
haathh mein ho jis ke aisi pyaari rekha
aisi nyaari rekha
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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तमन्नाओं कि दुनिया
यूं तो हर इन्सान बसाता है
मगर पाता वही है
जो…. यहां तक़्दीर लाता है

मेरे दोस्त तुझे
तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
पलकों पे बिठाना ऐसे सुख देना अ अ
याद न करे ये कभी बाबुल कि गली ई
अपने बाबुल कि गली
गाए खुशि के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
गाए खुशी के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
बड़ा ही नसीब वाला है वो जग में
हाथ में हो जिस के ऐसी प्यारी रेखा
ऐसी न्यारी रेखा
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

 


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 :

5029 Post No. : 16938

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # # Dil Ka Raaja -1972#
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Today’s song is from the ‘1972’ movie ‘Dil Ka Raaja’.

This is another movie which I came across while presenting the ‘missing movies of 1972’ on the blog. Though this movie made its debut on the blog way back on 14.10.2014, only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog. I do not remember to have listened to other songs from this movie. That is the reason for this post where today we will enjoy the second song from this movie.

Music for this movie is also composed by R.D. Burman.

‘Dil Ka Raaja-1972’ was directed by P. Madhwan for ‘Nadiadwala Associates, Bombay’. It was produced by A.A. Nadiadwala.

It had Raj Kumar, Leena Chandavarkar, Ajit, Bindu, Jagdeep, Indrani Mukherjee, Randhir, Meena T., Sheikh, Surendra Rahi, Manjeet, Omkar, Pandit Iqbal, Jankidas, Uma Dutt, Rajesh, Maqbool, Master Anil, Master Ripal, and Waheeda Rehman (in special appearance).

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Balamurugan. Dialogues of this movie were written by Kaushal Bharti.

Editing of this movie was done by Babubhai Thakkar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.11.1972.

As I mentioned above one song from this movie has been posted on the blog earlier and that was presented by Shri Satyajit Rajurkar on the blog.

In his post (which is his passionate post about Rafi Saab) he had also mentioned about the story of this movie which I am reproducing below from his post.

This movie is about two brothers who try to retrieve the lost glory of their “king” father through hard work and sincerity. After generously donating all the wealth accumulated by three generations of his family, Ramnagar-based Raja Vichitra Singh (Raaj Kumar), faces humiliation at the hands of Thakur Gajendra Singh (Ajit) when he is unable to pay a dowry for his sister, Gauri (Indrani Mukherjee). He does fulfill his promise by mortgaging his mansion, Raghupathi Bhavan, but the shock kills his wife, Lakshmi (Waheeda Rehman). Humiliated, with no one coming forward to help him, he leaves Ramnagar, along with his three children, Raja (Raaj Kumar), Bajrang (Jagdedep), and Vijaya (Meena T) and re-locates to Bombay, hoping to accumulate Three Lakh Rupees, so that he can get the Bhavan back as well as restore his honour. The rest of the story is about how Vichitra Singh, now a tonga driver and his children, who end up working as a coolies and labourers, try and save the money to enable them to get the mansion back.

The movie is a remake of the A Nageshwar Rao starrer “Dharma Daata” (1970).

‘Dil Ka Raaja’ had five songs written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed to music by Rahul Dev Burman.

Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Manna Dey had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs of this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Sundar hoon aisi main jidhar chaloon Asha Bhonsle, chorus
02 Sundar ho aisi tum jidhar chalo ek baar Mohd Rafi
03 O rajeshwari … badi hai shohrat tumhaare honthhon tumhaari aankhon ki Mohd Rafi,Asha Bhonsle
04 Jinke paas haathi ghoda, unke paas dil hai thodaa Rafi, Asha,Manna Dey
05 Jaao jaao tum bhi jaao, samajhte kya ho Mohd Rafi 14.10.2014

Today’s song is sung by Rafi Saab and Asha Bhonsle and on screen it is performed by two pairs i.e. Raj Kumar – Leena Chandavarkar, and Jagdeep – Bindu. (Rajkumar and Jagdeep play brothers in this movie).

This is a nice entertaining song sung by Rafi Saab and Asha Bhonsle. I hope readers will enjoy listening and watching this song.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

Video

Audio (Partial)

Song-Badi hai shohrat tumhaare honthon tumhaari aankhon ki (Dil Ka Raaja)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

rajeshwari ee
parmeshwari ee
rajeshwari
parmeshwari
baageshwari

badi hai shohrat tumhaare honthhon
tumhaari aankhon ki
kabhi meri bhi
muraad poori karo na devi ji
ho badi hai shohrat tumhaare honthhon
tumhaari aankhon ki
kabhi meri bhi
muraad poori karo na devi ji
o rajeshwari
o parmeshwari
o bhaagyeshwari
o yogeshwari

ae agar hai chahaat
hamaare honthhon
hamaare aankhon ki
to kuchh dinon tak
abhi tapasya karo
pujaari ji
agar hai chahaat
hamaare honthhon
hamaare aankhon ki
to kuchh dinon tak
abhi tapasya karo
pujaari ji
o rajeshwari
o parmeshwari
o bhaagyeshwari
yogeshwari ee

hey sundari
upaay kuchh karo
tabeeyat bahot vikal hai
aajkal meri ee
ho o
thhodaasa tu agar sabr kare
kar doon deewaane zindagi
safal teri

seene ae se
lag jaao
aa ha aa
seene ae se
lag jaao
aa ha aa
om namah shivaay
namah shivaay
buri hai ulfat mein
jaldbaazi
suno anaadi ji

kabhi meri bhi
muraad poori karo na devi ji
o rajeshwari
o parmeshwari
o bhaagyeshwari
o yogeshwari

yogi banaa
bhabhoot mal ke main
dekho ye tumne haal kya kiya
meraa aa
hmm mm
mandir mein aake
aaj pyaar ke
yogi re toone dil churaa liya mera aa
dil mera
de jaao o
dil mera
de jaao o
om namah shivaay
namah shivaay

isi adaa par to jaan jaati
hai meri pyaari ji
to kuchh dinon tak
abhi tapasya karo
pujaari ji
o rajeshwari
o parmeshwari
o bhaagyeshwari
yogeshwari ee
agar hai chahaat
hamaare honthhon
hamaare aankhon ki
to kuchh dinon tak
abhi tapasya karo
pujaari ji

o rajeshwari
o parmeshwari
o bhaagyeshwari
yogeshwari ee


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 :

5027 Post No. : 16936

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Raaste Aur Manzil-1968’.

One song from this movie was posted on the blog more than six years ago on 21.12.2015. I had shared lyrics for that song ‘main bahot door bahot door’. Music for this movie was composed by Ram Kadam.

Ram Kadam (August 1916 – 19 February 1997) was a famous and prominent music director of Marathi movies. I love his compositions in Marathi movies. Incidentally I had been instrumental in introducing his three Hindi movies viz. ‘Sant Tulsidas-1972’, ‘Raaste Aur Manzil-1968’ and ‘Pinjara-1973’ wherein I had shared lyrics for songs posted on the blog.

I didn’t have any information about the movie ‘Raaste Aur Manzil’ at that time as I was not equipped with HFGK Vol-IV those days.
But now, armed with HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970) I am presenting another song from this movie and also details of the movie . This movie seems to be an obscure movie of its time and more details or videos of this movie seems to be unavailable.

“Raaste Aur Manzil-1968” was directed by C. Vishwanath for ‘Saira Productions, Bombay’. It had Naseer, Azra, Bharati, Janraj, Sabina, Sushma, Pratima Devi, Master Sachin, Sabnoor, Surendra Chutki, Girish, Kadam, Waghmare, Karandikar, Angre, Bal Krishna, Babu, Salim, Karnik, Yakub, Nawab, Moolchand Kapoor, Surendra Mota, Nazir Kashmiri and others.

“Raaste Aur Manzil” had five songs in it which were written by Ibrahim Faiz M.A.

Music for this movie was composed by Ram Kadam.

Here is the list of songs from this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Agar gham sataaye mera naam lena Not mentioned
02 Kaise keh doon ki mulaaqaat nahin hoti Krishna Kalle
03 Aaoonga main aaoonga Krishna Kalle
04 Main bahot door chalaa aaya hoon Mohd Rafi 21.12.2015
05 Khatm hua din jaltey jaltey … Mohd Rafi

HFGK doesn’t mention the singer’s name for the first song in the above list. Though, it does mention the name of Asha Bhonsle along with Mohd Rafi and Krishna Kalle, in the singer’s name for this movie in its foot-note for this movie-page.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and the video of this song is luckily available. (Thanks to up-loader of this song).

We can see an actor, whom I am unable to identify, shown in jail singing this song. This song is a sad song and I do not know in what context it happens in the movie. We can see others artists (as prisoners) in the picturisation of this song.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us listen to today’s song now which is a nice composition to listen to …

Video

Audio

Song-Khatm hua din jaltey jaltey (Raaste Aur Manzil)(1968) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Ibrahim Faiz, MD-Ram Kadam

Lyrics

Jaltey jaltey
Ho gayi gham ki raat
Ho gayi gham ki raat
Khatam hua din jaltey jaltey
Ab to meri naakaam ummeedon
Ab to meri naakaam ummeedon
Pal do pal ka saath
Khatam hua din
Khatam hua din

Gham ke sahaare din beete hain
Aas liye phir bhi jeete hain
Gham ke sahaare din beete hain
Aas liye phir bhi jeete hain
Khatam ho ab to
Dukh ki chinta
Khatam ho ab to
Dukh ki chinta
Khatam ho dukh ki baat
Khatam ho dukh ki baat
Khatam hua din
Khatam hua din

Mamta ka aadhaar kahaan hai
Mera paagal pyaar kahaan hai
Mamta ka aadhaar kahaan hai
Mera paagal pyaar kahaan hai
Ek kiran hai wo bhi komal
Ek kiran hai wo bhi komal
Kaun de apna saath
Kaun de apna saath
Khatam hua din
Jaltey jaltey
Ho gayi gham ki raat
Ho gayi gham ki raat


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 :

5017 Post No. : 16925

Memories of visit to London in September 2021

This post has been a long time in arriving actually.  We went to UK not as tourist, but to see family, mainly the daughter of the family and the new grand-daughter.  We came back to Mumbai in October’21.  Lot of water has flown down the bridge since then and the grand daughter is growing by leaps and bounds since we were with her, by the grace of Almighty.

Upon returning, I found myself under pressure to find a song good enough, to write a post covering the visit.  I looked, searched and watched, found many songs, newer ones mainly filmed in the UK, and some also showing locations of the London city.  It has been a favorite location for Hindi film picturization of film makers since the 60’s, i.e. when the trend of filming on location really started in the industry. Unfortunately, I was less than satisfied with the newer songs, and characteristically, was reluctant to post a new song, which had song/dance, band/bajaa/baraat routine. The songs were quite good in their own genre, I might yet post at least one of them.

And all this while, Avinash ji has been doing a series of the songs of 70’s decade and his posts appear regularly. Now Avinash ji has also acquired a new degree, I have deduced from the Peevisie’s Mom’s post.  Congratulations to the happy parents and best wishes for the daughter and the son-in-law.

One lucky day, while browsing the YouTube, I found this Rafi-Asha duet from the film ‘Professor Pyarelal’ (1981).  It is a happy sounding romantic song and a much heard on the radio, which makes it a dear familiar friend, in my opinion.  The song is filmed in London, mostly around the city center area, around Thames River, Westminster Abbey, the London Clock Tower etc.  The famous London Tower Bridge is also visible in all its centuries old splendor.

Centuries old splendor is the term I was looking for to describe the architectural beauty of London city and its many monuments.  It is evident that it is one of the oldest surviving cities of the world.  And it has managed to maintain its beauty and its instinct for survival, adaptability to the modern times and modern architectural and infrastructure requirements can only be applauded and wondered at.

My search for a suitable song for this post ended the day I saw this song on YouTube.  But the actual writing kept getting deferred.  I thought this was a late 70’s song, and was apprehensive that Avinash ji or someone else may post this song and I will lose the opportunity to write this post.  Now I find that this movie is from 1981.  But the songs were released and popular for some years before the movie eventually released after production delays.

Getting back to the brief about our visit. As soon as we arrived in UK, various scheduling and planning for visits to different places were underway.  My uncle, our host, insisted upon a visit to London city.  The planning for the London city was so short, due to the leave constraints of my son-in-law, that I was on the verge of postponing it to the next visit.  But the window of opportunity, and my son’s contention that everybody is going to ask, “hey you went to England and didn’t see London!”, decided in favor of the visit, so it happened.

London and some other landmark locations of England are a part of the consciousness. Just as we exist, these buildings – man made creations – also exist, and are famous for the events, known as historical turning points. Unlike other major cities of the modern world, London has seen wars too and has been destroyed and built again many times over, from what ever history I have read about it. England, on the whole has had a most violent history, in the medieval and pre-medieval eras. The fault lines between the Welsh, Scots, Irish and Brits, is evident even today in the various ruins and forts, and castles.  But they did learn their lesson that divided they fall, decided to unite at some given point in history to conquer the world.  I think it was the threat of the Romans that eventually united the British Isles. The glue could only have been an ideology of self-interest, binding the factions despite bitter animosity and gruesome wars behind them. Maybe the Protestant church had something to do with it, so Britain rose to great heights as a dominant civilization in the world and they were motivated enough to write and re-write the worlds history, literally and figuratively.  British historians are also a notorious breed.  Their language, is the dominant language in the world for centuries now.  The rise of the British Empire took centuries to happen, where as the fall was swift in the 19th and 20th century.  But the cultural and linguistic dominance continues to remain on top now, and for the foreseeable future too in the 21st century.  Willingness to adapt to other cultures and language habits is said to be a major factor in the success of the English language.   Historically speaking, the Roman empire was greater and more successful in the world, before the new found land of Americas.  But the impact is all but lost in today’s world.  The geopolitical scenario keeps changing with time and passing of centuries. These changes happen faster now in a matter of decades.  There are catalysts recognizable and visible to these power shifts. This is a very heavy and deep topic, so better to leave it here.

Yes, I had to chalk out a fool proof plan and schedule, wherein a few places I wanted to visit, were not missed.  Lords cricket ground and Thames River cruise were two things I was not willing to miss.  So we worked around this, to do the Lords tour, city ride in the red bus, short cruise of Thames river, Madame Tussaud’s, Harrods, a long walk inside the Hyde Park, especially where equestrian clubs are situated, visit to Science Museum and Natural History Museum (free entry), Bakers Street and Sherlock Holmes Museum, etc.  We gave a miss to Tower of London and Buckingham Palace tours, as they were more time consuming and also expensive. The London Eye is also a popular choice, which we could not take.  Other tourist locations in UK also have a giant wheel rides, as an attraction. The Giant wheel is a common feature in other places, like Dubai, Sydney, etc. I am wondering why we don’t have a thing like this in Mumbai.

We were based in Manchester, so could visit the nearby areas too like Lake District, North Wales, Blackpool, Lancaster, Chester, Preston etc. We passed through Oxford too on our way back from London. When we had arrived in UK, everyone told us the weather is good for only 2-3 days, so enjoy as much as you can, as it is really foul from September onward.  But luckily the weather held for the entire period of our stay, and we had rains to enjoy only in North Wales and for an hour or two in London, while we were riding the red bus and we had to cross the Bridge near Westminster on foot as we missed the stop for the Westminster Pier.  A part of the song I am presenting is filmed on the same bridge, where Zeenat Aman is standing in the middle of the road and crosses to join Dharmendra on the curb. The famous Tower Bridge is now painted in azure blue. I find that the Bridge has been painted blue since 1977, but in the song, it is not looking blue, so the song was filmed before 1977, it would seem.

Some trivia about the film:

This film took so long to complete – five years – and its plot was so convoluted that after director Brij had finished shooting it, nobody could figure out how to put the film together. The producers had then called in Hrishikesh Mukherjee to edit and salvage the film. He was credited prominently in the film’s posters and publicity material.

Astonishingly, no part of the city which is showcased as the beautiful attractions, looks old or dilapidated. All of them look freshly painted and well maintained, except for the bridges on the Thames River and the Westminster Abbey, which is the family church of the British Royals. London is best enjoyed on foot, I was told and I agree. After covering a few miles on foot, in and around Exhibition Street, Marylebone, Kensington, Hyde Park, we can be surprised and find the unexpected. In fact, the most parts of UK are best enjoyed on foot, which is the common consensus. Walking trails are taken as granted in different parts of UK.

I am told that the whole of UK is connected through rivers and canals and one can go from anywhere to anywhere on a boat. I was mentally prepared to be impressed by all that I was going to see in this visit, but was more than impressed and wish to do more trips which include visits to the remaining places in England, Scotland and Wales.

We took a pre-booked guided tour of the Lord’s cricket ground at the MCC.  Seeing the many Indian in the group taking the tour, the guide asked us “Where is Sachin Tendulkar’s home?”.  The common answer was the obvious – Mumbai.  But the guide insisted that “No. Sachin’s home is right here in Marylebone.” No surprises there too, for the evidence is everywhere in London especially, that who can afford to, would prefer to stay in London. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar was here in Mumbai in February 2022, as we all saw him attending the funeral of Lata Mangeshkar.  Incidentally, I could not find Sachin Tendulkar’s name in the list of Test centurions at the Lords. Extensive lists are put up inside the Pavilion, of all centurions and also 5+ wicket takers in an innings.  The guide was in full form and regaled us with a story about the ‘death row’ in the viewers gallery or members gallery.  There are two such galleries, one for the home team and one for the away team. As both India and West Indies are ‘away teams’, I guess the away team gallery was the one, where Kapil Dev stood with the Prudential Cup trophy after his team’s victory in 1983 World Cup. The original Prudential Cup is still there in the small Museum for memorabilia, related to the MCC.

I have read and heard at various places, that London was the favourite place in the world for Rafi Sahab also. He is said to have been fond of the city, as his sons are settled there.

I can go on remembering things and my impressions of the visit, but the post is got to end somewhere. The song being presented in this post is filmed in London on Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman. Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle are giving playback to them in the song written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This duet is typical of the Kalyanji-Anandji style of duet composition, sounding very similar to the Rafi-Asha duet from ‘Qurbani’. We the radio fans, listened to the song in late 70’s, loved and liked it, but had all but forgotten it. Even the links on YouTube are few, with only one video available.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Siwa Na Kisi Ka Banoonga (Professor Pyaarelal) (1981) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga aa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa
ye waada raha saajna aa
ye waada raha saajna

aayenge mausam
aayenge mausam
jaayenge mausam
hum ko sada
saath paayenge mausam
koi saaz badle
koi raag badle
na badlegi apni
muhabbat ki sargam
har saans meri
tere liye hai ea
har saans meri
tere liye hai
yeh waada raha saajna
yeh waada raha saajna aaa
tere siwa na
kisi ka banoonga
khoon e jigar se
ye likh ke main doonga
ye waada aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa
ye wada raha dilruba aa

awaaz de ke ea
awaaz de ke
jo roke zamaana
zamaane ki baaton
mein hargiz na aana
aankhon mein aankhen
baahon mein baahen
daale huey saathh chalte hi jaana
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
tera pyaar hi to
meri zindagi hai
ye waada raha dilruba
ye waada raha dilruba
qadmon mein tere
jannat hai meri
ho ke rahoongi
hamesha main teri
ye waada aa aa
ye waada raha saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna
saajna
ye waada raha saajna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना

आएंगे मौसम
आएंगे मौसम
जाएंगे मौसम
हमको सदा साथ पाएंगे मौसम
कोई साज बदले
कोई राग बदले
ना बदलेगी अपनी
मोहब्बत की सरगम
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
हर सांस मेरी
तेरे लिए है
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
तेरे सिवा ना
किसी का बनूँगा
खून ए जिगर से
ये लिख के मैं दूँगा
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा

आवाज़ दे के॰॰ए
आवाज़ दे के
जो रोके ज़माना
जमाने के बातों में
हरगिज़ ना आना
आँखों में आँखें
बाहों में बाहें
डाले हुये साथ चलते ही जाना
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
तेरा प्यार ही तो
मेरी ज़िंदगी है
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
ये वादा रहा दिलरुबा
कदमों में तेरे
जन्नत है मेरी
हो के रहूँगी
हमेशा मैं तेरी
ये वादा॰॰आ
ये वादा रहा साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना
साजना
ये वादा रहा साजना


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Blog Day : 5010 Post No. : 16911 Movie Count : 4591

I am presenting a rare song of a 1946 released film, sung by Mohammed Rafi. I came across this song for the first time about 5-6 years back on one of the video-sharing platforms and I immensely liked it. However, to my dismay, I found that the uploaded song was incomplete. I could not find the full song on any of the video sharing-platforms at that time. I tried to locate it from other on-line sources but failed to get it. Gradually, this song went out of my mind. It was only yesterday, I accidentally found the full song – accidentally because the uploader of the song (probably a ‘front’ for SAREGAMA) while uploading the song about 3 years back, wrongly captioned it.

The song is ‘dil samajhta hai yaa khuda jaane’ from an obscure film, ‘Hoor-E-Baghdad’ (1946). The name of the singer is not indicated by SAREGAMA which means that the 78 RPM gramophone record of the song may not have mentioned the name of the singer. However, without any doubt, the voice in the song is that of Mohammed Rafi. The song is written in a ghazal format by F M Pindvi, a name I heard for the first time. Damodar Sharma is the music director. The film had 9 obscure songs of which as of now, only two songs are available.

I get a feeling that F M Pindvi who wrote this song in a ghazal format may have been influenced by Daagh’s ghazal written in the same metre. I reproduce four shers from Daagh’s ghazal:

dil ko kya ho gaya ḳhuda jaane
kyun hai aisa udaas kya jaane

is tajaahul kaa kya thikaana hai
jaan kar jo na mudda jaane

kah diya maine raaz-e-dil apna
us ko tum jaano yaa ḳhuda jaane

kya ġharaz kyun idhar tawajjoh ho
haal-e-dil aap ki bala jaane

‘Hoor-E-Baghdad’ (1946) was produced under the banner of Mohan Pictures and was directed by A M Khan. The star cast included Shiraz, Ayyaz Begum, Devraj, Fazlu, Anwari Bai, Khan Chand, Garib Shah, Aziz Siddiqui, Fateh Singh, Miss Mumtaz etc. From the star cast, it can be guessed that it was a stunt/fantasy film. The story of the film as appeared in this link (probably taken from the song booklet of the film) is reproduced below:

The Shah, feeling that it will soon be the time to pass the crown to one who is duly able, wishes to test his four sons to see who is the most deserving of the honour. Prince Anwar, the Shah’s eldest, was the most able of all and is chosen heir to the throne.

The Shah’s young second wife (Anwaribai) objected, however, as she felt her own son (Devraj) should be the successor. To make her happy, the Shah decides to test them all again, this time in a special court. Again, Anwar was victorious. Still unhappy, the young queen arranges yet another test, with the additional prize being the hand of the vizier’s (A. Siddique) daughter, Almas (Ayaz Begum), who is known as the most beautiful in all of Baghdad. In this new test, each of the sons must risk life and limb to bring back four valuable objects.

With this song, The film. ‘Hoor-E-Baghdad’ (1946) and the lyricist, F M Pindvi make debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dil samajhta hai ya khuda jaane (Hoor e Baghdad)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-F M Pindvi, MD-Damodar Sharma

Lyrics

dil samajhta hai yaa khuda jaane ae ae
meri muskil ko koi kya jaane
dil samajhta hai yaa khuda

aa aa aa aa aaa
kaisi ulfat
mujhe to wahashat hai…..ae ae
kaash mera wo mudda jaane ae ae
dil samajhta hai yaa khuda jaane ae ae /em>

mere hosh-o-khirad pe…ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
kya guzri..ee ee ee
nigaahen aaj chhupaaye kya jaane
dil samajhta hai yaa khuda
wo tasawwur mein aen aen
aake kehte hain..aen aen aen
tum ho kaise meri bala jaane ae
tum ho kaise meri bala jaane ae
dil samajhta hai yaa khuda jaane ae


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Movies with all their songs covered =1325
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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