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Blog Day : 3628 Post No. : 14451

“Baanoo”(1949) was directed by C M Amla for Marina Pictures, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Maya devi, Amar, Sheriff, Leela Kumari, Basu, Vaskar, Gulzar, Gulzar (junior), Anil, Suren Kumar, Mirza Sheriff, Agha, Shanti Madhok etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Baanoo”(1949) to appear in the blog. Singers of this movie are not mentioned in HFGK. But listening to this song leaves no doubt in mind that this song is sung by Rafi.

There were two lyricists in the movie viz Kamil Rashid and Nizami but distribution of songs among the two is not known.

Music is composed by Pram Prasad, aka Ram Prasah Sharma, who was the father of music directors Pyarelal and Ganesh.

I may have erred at a few places in noting down the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Lo rukh badal raha hai..purdard ye nazaara (Baanoo)(1949) Singer-Rafi, MD-Ram Prasad

Lyrics

lo rukh badal raha hai ae
phir zindagi ka dhaara
lo kar chali hai bewa aa
allaah ka sahaara
purdard ye nazaara

ae do jahaan ke waali ee
de de zara sahaara
haule haule jhuk jhuk
tere saamne pukaara
dikhla de ab kinaara aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara

barbaad raaste par r
phir zindagi gawaah hain
hansti hai naamuraadi,
ghar hai na aasra hai
gardish mein hai sitaara
purdard ye nazaara

manzil hain door phir bhi ee ee
ummeed chal rahi hai
majboor hai jawaani ee ee
kaanton mein pal rahi hai
aahon pe hai guzaara
purdard ye nazaara

kya dekhti hain aankhen aen
ghar hai na ab wo dar hai ae
khela jahaan ladakpan
ab wo jagah khandhar hai
dekhe koi khudaara aa aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara

kab tak yoon hi phiregi ee
taqdeer ki sataayi
bewa ki kul kamaayi ee
le de ke ek bhaai
dil ka wahi sahaara aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara

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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3622 Post No. : 14438

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 17
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‘थ’ – थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी राजा बीते ना जवानी ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तू भी गा, प्यार में मुस्कुरा ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, we grew up with and learned all about the heart, and the smiles and love, listening to your songs. . . how we wish there were more. . .

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Scraped through with some difficulty for today’s episode – not many songs, and duet at that, beginning with this letter ‘थ’.

Today’s song is from a lesser known film from 1957 – ‘Laxmi Pooja’.  The film is produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. The list of actors of this film reads like – Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani, and Meenu Mumtaz etc.

The nine songs of this film are all written by Bharat Vyas, and the music is composed by Chitragupt. Quite a melodious song, this offering is. The singing voices are those of Shamshad Begum and Rafi Sb.

Apparently the lady’s beau has a stronger attachment to religious pursuits, much to the dismay of the lady. And she is trying to win him over with her winsome expressions about youth being wasted. And the gentleman replies – it is not just youth, but the entire life that is getting wasted, so let us sing the praises of the Good Lord. The lady is not giving up her rightful claim and she too presses on with her efforts to snare him with the promises of love. Our man, appears to be made of sterner stuff – and absolutely does not give up by the time 3rd antaraa starts to play (somewhat breaking the rule we have always found useful in such song situations).

There is another song of a similar theme – from the 1975 film ‘Sanyaasi’ – “Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein“. It would be interesting to compare notes and lyrics. . . 🙂

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani  (Lakshmi Pooja) (1957) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

thodi si zindgani
raja beete na jawaani
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re

teri thodi si zindgaani
pal pal beeti jaaye jawaani
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

rang rangeele raja aaja
o raja
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
baat baat mein jeevan beete..ey..ey..ey
baat baat mein jeevan beete
kyon na tu sharmaat re
kyon na tu sharmaat re
oo oo hoye
aai hai rut mastaani
rim jhim barse roop ka paani
dekho saawan ke badra chhaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

nain baan hain
palken dori
nain baan hain palken dori
chitwan chhode baan re
chitwan chhode baan re
roop jawaani behta paani..ee..ee
roop jawaani behta paani
kyon karta abhiman re
kyon karta abhiman re
teri preet badi deewaani
preet laga prabhu se agyaani
jahaan dhokha na koi khaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
राजा बीते ना जवानी
काहे मस्ती बहरे दिन गवाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे

तेरी थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
पल पल बीती जाये जवानी
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
ओ राजा
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
बात बात में जीवन बीते॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बात बात में जीवन बीते
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
ओ ओ होए
आई है रुत मस्तानी
रिम झिम बरसे रूप का पानी
देखो सावन के बदरा छाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

नैन बान हैं
पलकें डोरी
नैन बान हैं पलकें डोरी
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
रूप जवानी बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
रूप जवानी बहता पानी
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
तेरी प्रीत बड़ी दीवानी
प्रीत लगा प्रभु से अज्ञानी
जहां धोखा ना कोई खाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे


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

Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14432

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 16
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‘त’ – तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ, ओ जी ओ ओ ओ ॰ ॰ ॰

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फिर तेरी याद नए गीत सुनाने आई ॰ ॰ ॰

Never a day passes when your memories don’t pay a visit. . . bringing with them wonderful songs, heard and unheard. . . a treasure that keeps on playing in the alleys of the mind. . .

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Today’s episode features a wonderful breezy duet from the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’. This film is a social drama produced and directed by TS Tara, for the banner of Quality Pictures, Bombay. As the name suggests, the film has a theme that is built around a stage dance group, i.e. a nautanki group. It involves characters for whom dance and music is the drive in life; it also has others who would like to usurp and manipulate these passions for their own advantage; and then there are good hearted people who want to bring happiness to all. The cast of actors is very impressive – Ashok Kumar, Shobha Khote, Gopikrishan, Helen, Kamla Lakshman, Anoop Kumar, Dhumal, Iftikhar, Maya Das, Mirza Musharraf, Jamaal, Sujata, Bismillah, and Vivek.

As I check for details online, I come across a poster that shows Helen dancing in accompaniment with Gopi Krishan. Now this should be a veritable treat to watch – Helen dancing with an acknowledged master of classical dance. One of the websites https://bombaymann2.blogspot.com/ has reproduced a brief introduction of the film from the information booklet of the film, as below,

The whole worlds a stage – a Naachgar. Its impossible to tell its whole story in a small space like this. But we are glad here to introduce a few interesting characters whose strange doings give this story its fasicnation. . Radha: A simple village maiden who is in love with Mohan and eventually effaces herself in order that Mohan should be happy. . Mohan: A simple village youth, struck first by paralysis and then by a Raja’s bullet. He is dazzled by city life and, forsaking Radha, develops a strong infatuation for Renu, a city dancer. . Mohini: A young girl, orphaned by a storm. She finds her way into a Nautanki troupe and daydreams of happiness with Gopi, its organiser. But fate having decreed otherwise, she is ultimately forced into a Naachghar – away from her sweetheart. . Gopi: A Nautanki dancer, whose art show brilliantly in partnership with Mohini. They get lost to each other in the maze of city life – and take any knocks from fate in the process. . Shekhar: An opportunist, money-crazy couttier of the Raja of a state, who was the main barrier between Radha and Mohan and Gopi and Mohini. The only man he feared was Bihari. . Bihari: Orginally a guide in shikar-forest, he became the principal aide to the Raja Saheb and his chief confidant. . Raja Saheb: A large-hearted chief of a large state, who wanted to see everyone happy and prosperous. [Source: Booklet]

 

Geet Kosh lists 10 songs for this musical – all songs are created by the team of Sahir Ludhianvi and N Datta. The count of songs is like – one Rafi Sb solo, three Lata solos, four Rafi-Lata duets, and then one duet of Rafi Sb each with Asha and Geeta. Way back in September 2012, two songs of this film were posted in quick succession. Three more songs have followed in the interim. Today we get to the sixth song of this film. All songs are quite a treasure, and I hope the remaining songs will find their place on this blog shortly.

This song is one of the Rafi-Lata duets – kind of a teasing song, where in the lady requests not to be teased in public, and the gentleman wraps it up by stating that one should be open with one’s feelings – “दुनिया का डर क्या”.

A remarkable configuration of singing lines; the first two antaraas are all by Lata, with Rafi Sb making an appearance in the third. As the song progressed, I was almost thinking whether some error had been made and this was another solo. But then Rafi Sb’s voice appeared in the third antaraa. . . 🙂

Enjoy this quick paced and breeze tête-à-tête between lovers.

Song – Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O ji O O O  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ


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

Blog Day : 3619 Post No. : 14424

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 15
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‘झ’ – झुक के ज़मीन चूम रहा आसमान ॰ ॰ ॰

बस्ती बस्ती पर्वत पर्वत गाता जाये बंजारा  ॰ ॰ ॰

Over the hills and through the valleys; on lonely roads and barren deserts; be it crowded cities or a lonely boatman – there is always a song, and your voice with it, don’t have to search far. . .

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What a gem of discovery this song is. I can’t recall having heard it earlier. The film is ‘Dhoop Chhaaon’ from 1954. The film itself is not so unfamiliar – three songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. Although of course it is lesser known than its more famous same name predecessor from 1935. Btw, there is another film by the same name in 1977 also.

But this song – such a melodious creation it is, and a surprise that it has remained obscure for such a long time.

The 1954 ‘Dhoop Chhaaon’ is produced by MO Suhel for the banner of Suhel Art Productions, Bombay and is directed by SM Raza. Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film, all composed by Aziz Hindi. Four song writers are listed – Manohar Khanna, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Arshi Ajmeri and Khaawar Zamaa. This song is from the pen of Jaan Nisar Akhtar. An interesting aside, the name of assistant music director is listed as Madan Sachdev. I wonder if this is the same person as S Madan, who gave music for the 1960 film ‘Batwaara’. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please comment on this observation.

The star cast is listed as Shyama, Bharat Bhushan, Agha, NA Ansari, Krishna Kumari, Shameem, Mumtaz, Maqbool, A Roshan, Ahmed, and S Nazeer. And I just recalled something, and confirmed with the anniversaries list. 12 June, that is this past Tuesday, was the birth anniversary of Shyama. And yesterday, 14th June, was the birth anniversary of Bharat Bhushan. Given that they are the lead pair in this film, it is more than likely that this duet song is picturized on them. Earlier this week I was thinking of doing a post on Shyama, but could not get to it. This song turns out to be a bonus in that respect, reviving the memories of these two stalwart artists of Hindi cinema.

A lovely melodious song that is seems to have missed the attention of music lovers. Since I traced out this song on YT, I have heard it many times and simply do not seem to be getting over it. I am sure you will enjoy too.

 

Song – Jhuk Ke Zameen Choom Raha Aasmaan  (Dhoop Chhaaon) (1954) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Aziz Hindi
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

aaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa aa

jhuk ke zameen choom raha aasmaan
aaj galey mil rahe dono jahaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
jhuk ke zameen choom raha aasmaan
aaj galey mil rahe dono jahaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna

dekho sajan kaisi har shai pe khushi chhaayee hai
baat mohabbat ki ban aayi hai
aaj miley do dil
milne ki ghadi aayi hai
kaisi haseen aaj ki tanhaai hai
jhoom raha kab se umangi samaan
choom rahi phool ka munh titliaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
jhuk ke zameen choom raha aasmaan
aaj galey mil rahe dono jahaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna

nazron mein lehren hain
haathon mein tera haath hai
mera jahaan aaj mere saath hai
kitni jawaan kaisi rangeen mulaqaat hai
saath mein armaanon ki baraat hai
kehti huin pyaar bhari daastaan
beh rahin saagar ki taraf naddiyaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
jhuk ke zameen choom raha aasmaan
aaj galey mil rahe dono jahaan
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna
phir kyon na milen kyon na hum saajna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

झुक के ज़मीन चूम रहा आसमान
आज गले मिल रहे दोनों जहां
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
झुक के ज़मीन चूम रहा आसमान
आज गले मिल रहे दोनों जहां
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना

देखो सजन कैसी हर शै पे खुशी छाई है
बात मोहब्बत की बन आई है
आज मिले दो दिल
मिलने की घड़ी आई है
कैसी हसीं आज की तनहाई है
झूम रहा कबसे उमंगीं समां
चूम रही फूल का मुंह तितलियाँ
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
झुक के ज़मीन चूम रहा आसमान
आज गले मिल रहे दोनों जहां
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना

नज़रों में लहरें हैं
हाथों में तेरा हाथ है
मेरा जहां आज मेरे साथ है
कितनी जवां कैसी रंगीन मुलाक़ात है
साथ में अरमानों की बरात है
कहती हुईं प्यार भरी दास्ताँ
बह रहीं सागर की तरफ नद्दीयां
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
झुक के ज़मीन चूम रहा आसमान
आज गले मिल रहे दोनों जहां
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना
फिर क्यों ना मिलें क्यों ना हम साजना


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

Blog Day : 3616 Post No. : 14418

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 14
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‘ज’ – जब घड़ी बोले चार गोरी करके सिंगार ॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हें रुकना पड़ेगा, मेरी आवाज़ सुन कर ॰ ॰ ॰

जी, आपकी आवाज़ सुन कर तो हम आज भी रुक जाते हैं।  आप खुद ही कहीं दूर हो, जहां हमारी आवाज़ शायद नहीं पहुँचती॰ ॰ ॰

Looking at the title line, I am tempted to start searching for songs which are built around the theme of the clock and  time on the clock. Yes, there are a few songs that come to mind, but then likely many of them are probably already here on the blog. Let me see.

Coming to the next letter in the alphabet for this series. The song that I have selected is a duet of Rafi Sb and Suman Kalyanpur from the film ‘Gambler’. Not, this is not the 1971 Dev Sb starer, but an obscure and forgotten film from 1960. One song of this film is posted on the blog in July 2013. Close to five years now, that we are getting to revisit this film and add to its counter.

When I look at the detailed credits of this film, I am a bit surprised that this film is obscure and unfamiliar. The banner name is Vikas Productions from Bombay. More important, the producers of this film are Ram Kamlani and Dwarka Khosla, the latter being also the director of this film.

The star cast is quite, rather very impressive, for it includes Premnath, Shakeela, Agha, Poornima, Pran, KN Singh, Shammi, Madan Puri, Kanchanmala, Kukku, Mridula, Raja Amrohi, Jai Kumar, Meena, Ram Kamlani. Hmmm, a Premnath and Shakeela starrer in the late 1950s. . . should have been a better known film.

Anyway, seven songs listed. All songs from the pen of Prem Dhawan and music by Chitragupt, assisted by Dilip Dholakia. The song itself has a peculiar signature – a long pause of silence in the middle of the last word in last lines of the mukhda and the antaraas. I can’t recall a similar tune design for a song in Hindi films.

The song is a ‘nok-jhonk’ song – the gentleman says something to offend the lady to start with, she complains about it, he retracts and apologizes, and then all is well once again. And the planned tryst at 4 O’Clock is very much on. The pause becomes so noticeable, as the rest of song is quite fast paced. As I said, a peculiar tune design experimented by Chitragupt. A fun song, I am sure you will enjoy.

Song – Jab Ghadi Bole Chaar Gori Kar Ke Singaar  (Gambler) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt
Mohammed Rafi + Suman Kalyanpur

Lyrics

jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aar

kehti paune chaar hai
par aati saade saat hai
arre kehti paune chaar hai
par aati saade saat hai
boley bhi to kya boley
tu aurat ki zaat hai
oo oo oo oo
karey ulti ulti baat
karey ulti ulti baat
kahey din ko bhi raat
ja na bolun tere saath
tu hai jha. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaar

khoti kar ke taalna
bas tera to ye kaam hai
tu kya jaane pyaar bhi
kis chidiya ka naam hai
oo oo oo oo
meri baaten nahin khel
o meri baaten nahin khel
sachcha hai ye dil ka mel
teri khaatir jaaun jail
peesoon cha. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aa..aar

yun na khota jaan ri tu
hum mardon ki baat ko
haan samjhi
yun na khota jaan ri tu
hum mardon ki baat ko
tu boley to aaun main
paidal aadhi raat ko
oo oo oo oo
achha maani teri baat
thank you
achha maani teri baat
to phir de haathon mein haath
hoga tera mera saath
bada lu. . . .ckky
jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aa..aar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर

कहती पौने चार है
पर आती साड़े सात है
अरे कहती पौने चार है
पर आती साड़े सात है
बोले भी तो क्या बोले
तू औरत की ज़ात है
ओ ओ ओ ओ
करे उल्टी उल्टी बात
करे उल्टी उल्टी बात
कहे दिन को भी रात
जा ना बोलूँ तेरे साथ
तू है झ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार

खोटी कर के टालना
बस तेरा ये काम है
तू क्या जाने प्यार भी
किस चिड़िया का नाम है
ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरी बातें नहीं खेल
ओ मेरी बातें नहीं खेल
सच्चा है ये दिल का मेल
तेरी खातिर जाऊँ जेल
पीसूँ च॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर

यूं ना खोटा जान री तू
हम मर्दों की बात को
हाँ समझी
यूं ना खोटा जान री तू
हम मर्दों की बात को
तू बोले तो आऊँ मैं
पैदल आधी रात को
ओ ओ ओ ओ
अच्छा मानी तेरी बात
थैंक यू
अच्छा मानी तेरी बात
तो फिर दे हाथों में हाथ
होगा तेरा मेरा साथ
बड़ा ल॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर


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

Blog Day : 3615 Post No. : 14415

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 13
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‘छ’ – छैल छबीला रंग रंगीला कौन नगर से आया ॰ ॰ ॰

मैं गाउँ तुम सो जाओ ॰ ॰ ॰

Your soothing voice is enough to bring a gentle peace to any restless mind. Yes, you would sing and calmness would descend, settling the perturbations of the mind. There was this promise of some divine massage that would heal the disturbances. Alas, just the recordings remain. . . a poor semblance of the real.

‘Madan Manjari’ from 1961 is promising treasure of wonderful music that came from the mind of Sardar Malik. Three gems of this film are already showcased here on our blog. Today, I bring on this fourth treasure, as the next episode in this series of duets of Rafi Sb.

This is a stunt film directed by Jasubhai Trivedi for the banner of Mukund Pictures of Bombay. All eight songs of this film are written by Hasrat Jaipuri, and are tuned to music by Sardar Malik. The cast of actors is listed as Nalini Chonkar, Manhar Desai, Kammo, Sundar, BM Vyas, Naseem, Tuntun, Shekhar Purohit, Meena, Amarjeet, Ajeet, Anil Kumar, CL Singh, Anwari, Premi, BR Ramchandran, Premlata, Champaklala, and Niranjan Sharma etc.

The voice accompanying Rafi Sb is Kamal Barot. Quite a coincidence that the same pair of voices is also present in the previous song posted (part of the Missing 1960s series). The presentation of this song is very fast paced, and the somewhat less than perfect quality of the sound recording of this presentation, makes it sound somewhat higher pitched than expected.

But a lovely song nonetheless. Enjoy.

Song – Chhail Chhabeela Rang Rangeela Kaun Nagar Se Aaya (Madan Manjari) (1961) Singer – Kamal Barot, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics

chhail chhabeela rang rangeela
kaun nagar se aaya
oye baanki haseena
dil ka nagina
tere liye main laaya
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah
chhail chhabeela rang rangeela
kaun nagar se aaya
haaye baanki haseena
dil ka nagina
tere liye main laaya
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah..aah

dil ke saudaagar laakhon dekhe
pyaar hai heera jaane na koi
pyaar hai heera jaane na koi
pyaar ki keemat hum se poochho..oo..oo
saari umariya pyaar mein khoi
saari umariya pyaar mein khoi
o mere jaana
le nazraana
pyaar ka moti laaya
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah
chhail chhabeela rang rangeela
kaun nagar se aaya
hoye baanki haseena
dil ka nagina
tere liye main laaya
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah..aah

haaye badi chalaak hai duniya
munh pe shabnam dil mein shola
munh pe shabnam dil mein shola
meri mohabbat dhokha na samjho..oo..oo
aaunga le kar pyaar ka dola
aaunga le kar pyaar ka dola
le ke chalunga
prem nagariya
tu hi mere mann bhaaya
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah
arr rr rr rr jhooth hai allah
arr rr rr rr sach hai vallah..aaaah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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छैल छबीला रंग रंगीला
कौन नगर से आया
ओय बाँकी हसीना
दिल का नगीना
तेरे लिए मैं लाया
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह
छैल छबीला रंग रंगीला
कौन नगर से आया
हाए बाँकी हसीना
दिल का नगीना
तेरे लिए मैं लाया
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह॰॰आह

दिल के सौदागर लाखों देखे
प्यार है हीरा जाने ना कोई
प्यार है हीरा जाने ना कोई
प्यार की कीमत हमसे पूछो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
सारी उमरिया प्यार में खोई
सारी उमरिया प्यार में खोई
ओ मेरे जाना
ले नज़राना
प्यार का मोती लाया
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह
छैल छबीला रंग रंगीला
कौन नगर से आया
होय बाँकी हसीना
दिल का नगीना
तेरे लिए मैं लाया
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह॰॰आह

हाए बड़ी चालाक है दुनिया
मुंह पे शबनम दिल में शोला
मुंह पे शबनम दिल में शोला
मेरी मोहब्बत धोखा ना समझो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
आऊँगा ले कर प्यार का डोला
आऊँगा ले कर प्यार का डोला
लेके चलूँगा
प्रेम नगरिया
तू ही मेरे मन भाया
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र झूठ है अल्लाह
अर्र र्र र्र र्र सच है वल्लाह॰॰आह

 


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

Blog Day : 3615 Post No. : 14413

Missing Films of 1960s – 73
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With this song, we bring the 14th Tarzan film to our blog.  Searching in the Geet Kosh, we find 15 Tarzan films. Adding the one film from 1987, which is represented on our blog, it makes 16 Tarzan films that we are aware of. Of these, 13 films are already represented on our blog with at least one song each. With this 14th incarnation, Tarzan now arrives in Fairlyland. The alternate title of this film in Hindi is listed as ‘टारज़न परिस्तान में’.

‘Tarzan In Fairyland’ is a film from 1968, produced under the banner of Sadhna Pictures, Bombay and is directed by Sushil Gupta. The cast of actors listed is kind of typical for such a film in 1960s – Azad, Indira, Shaam Kumar, Amar, Ram Mohan, Sheikh, Khurshid, Kumud Tripathi, Rani, Paulson, Pal Sharma, Nazeer Kashmiri, Fazal Khan, Satish, Tintin, Rehana, and Jyoti Kumar etc. Sounds familiar. . .

The film has five songs listed. Two songwriters are listed for these songs – Aziz Kashmiri and Shewan Rizvi. For music director, two names are listed – Jimmy (aka James Singh) and Premnath. This particular song is attributed to Shewan Rizvi and Jimmy. For the remaining 4 songs, the names of the songwriter and the music director are not specifically assigned.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb and Kamal Barot, supported by a chorus of voices. This song almost sounds like a qawwaali, but I cannot be sure. Only the audio of this song is available. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add some more information about this film and its songs.

After this film, two more Tarzan films are pending. One is ‘Tarzan And Gorilla’ (1963) and the second one is ‘Tarzan 303’ (1970). Let’s see how soon we will get to these. Meanwhile, enjoy the debut of this 14th Tarzan film on to our blog.

[Ed Note: ‘turbat’ (तुरबत) = grave, burial ground.]

Song – Ye Pyaar Kabhi Na Haara Hai  (Tarzan In Fairyland) (1968) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – Jimmy
Chorus

Lyrics

gar pyaar hamaara sachcha hai
har taaqat ko lalkaarega
ye pyaar kabhi na haara hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haara hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haarega
ye pyaar kabhi na haarega
ye pyaar kabhi na haarega

zulm duniya mein sada
pyaar pe hota raha
parcham e ishq magar
ho ke ooncha na jhuka
aa aa aa
jo kadam aage badha
badh ke peechhe na hata..aa..aa
jo kadam aage badha
badh ke peechhe na hata
is mohabbat ke liye
taaj aur takht diye
teer o talwar chale
waar pe waar chale
ho pyaar jab jhuk na saka
aayi duniya ki sada
pyaar jab jhuk na saka
aayi duniya ki sada
haaan..aa.aa.aan
pyaar jab jhuk na saka
aayi duniya ki sada..aa..aa
kya
is pyaar se duniya haari hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haara hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haaraega
ye pyaar kabhi na haaraega

kissa e qais bhi sun
jisko thi ishq ki dhun
taar daaman mein na tha
phool gulshan mein na tha
dil ki murjhaai kali
aarzoo dil ki jali
marte marte na chhooti
haaye laila ki gali
ishq mein ho ke fanaa
aisa deewaana bana
jo bhi turbat pe gaya
aayi turbat se sada
haaan..aa.aa.aan
jo bhi turbat pe gaya
aayi turbat se sada..aa..aa
kya
is pyaar se duniya haari hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haara hai
ye pyaar kabhi na haaraega
ye pyaar kabhi na haaraega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गर प्यार हमारा सच्चा है
हर ताक़त को ललकारेगा
ये प्यार कभी ना हारा है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारा है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा

ज़ुल्म दुनिया में सदा
प्यार पर होता रहा
परचम ए इश्क़ मगर
हो के ऊंचा ना झुका
आ आ
जो कदम आगे बढ़ा
बढ़ के पीछे ना हटा॰॰आ॰॰आ
जो कदम आगे बढ़ा
बढ़ के पीछे ना हटा
इस मोहब्बत के लिए
तख्त और ताज दिये
तीर ओ तलवार चले
वार पे वार चले
हो प्यार जब झुक ना सका
आई दुनिया की सदा
हाँ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आँ
प्यार जब झुक ना सका
आई दुनिया की सदा॰॰आ॰॰आ
क्या
इस प्यार से दुनिया हारी है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारा है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा

किस्सा ए क़ैस भी सुन
जिसको थी इश्क़ की धुन
तार दामन में ना था
फूल गुलशन में ना था
दिल की मुरझाई कली
आरज़ू दिल की जली
मरते मरते ना छूटी
हाए लैला की गली
इश्क़ में हो के फना
ऐसा दीवाना बना
जो भी तुरबत पे गया
आई तुरबत से सदा
हाँ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आँ
जो भी तुरबत पे गया
आई तुरबत से सदा॰॰आ॰॰आ
क्या
इस प्यार से दुनिया हारी है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारा है
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा
ये प्यार कभी ना हारेगा


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Blog Day : 3611 Post No. : 14402

“Qaatil”(1960) was produced by N N Sippy and D R Chandra and directed by Muhammad Hussain for Prithvi Pictures, Bombay. This “crime” movie had Premnath, Chitra, Heeralal, Lalita Pawar, Kamal Mehra, Renu Makad, Shaam Kumar, Madhumati, Meena Parel, Dhondhu, Kamal Mohan, Balaram, Najma, Nazeer Kashmiri etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Qaatil”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nashaad.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. The song appears to be a romantic song picturised on the lead pair. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan (Qaatil)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Nashaad
Both

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
hmm hmm hmm
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan
dastaan (hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
tadap ke dil ne kah diya ke chup rahi juban
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)

udhar wo bekaraar
ham tadapte hain idhar

aa ha ha ha aaa
udhar wo bekarar
ham tadapte hain idhar
kisi ke dard e dil se ham nahin hain bekhabar

tumhaari baaten sunke rooth jaaye na jahaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zaban
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(ho o)
dastaan(aa aa)

nazar mein kisne bhar diye hain rang bahaar ke
hmm hmm hmm hmm
nazar mein kisne bhar diye hain rang bahaar ke
agar ye pyaar hai to sadke jaaun pyaar ke
hamaari aarzuyen aaj ho gayin jawaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan

daastaan (hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)

bhula na dena
ab tumhen hai pyaar ki kasam

o ho ho ho ho
bhula na dena
ab tumhen hai pyar ki kasam

jiyenge saath saath hum
marenge saath ham

guzar na jaaye ye ghadi na badle ye samaa
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)


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Blog Day : 3610 Post No. : 14399

“Paak Daaman”(1957) was directed by S M Yusuf for Wadia Brothers, Bombay. This Muslim social movie had Chitra, Sudesh Kumar, Kumar, Krishna Kumari, Renu Makad, Adeeb, Moti Sagar, Mirza Musharraf, Sheikh, Baalam, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Praveen Paul, Indu, Kesarbai, Meena, Shree Bhagwan, H Prakash, Bande Hasan Qawwaal, Sardar Mansoor, Merunnissa, Mumtaz, Maqbool, M K Hasan, Mitthu Miyaan, Korega, Roopmala, Julien, Onkar, Jago etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Paak Daaman”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that this song is a qawwali between the two genders which tends to be an entertaining musical nok-jhonk between the two genders.

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


Song-Parda uthhaao saamne aao munh na chhupaao haar ke(Paak Daaman)(1957) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

parda uthaao saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke
parda uthhaao saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke

jaao ji jaao
hosh mein aao
geet na gaao pyaar ke

jaao ji jaao
hosh mein aao
geet na gaao pyaar ke

parda uthhaao saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke

ishq bhikhaari husn hai daata
maangne waale jaayen kahaan
ishq bhikhaari husn hai daata
maangne waale jaayen kahaan
ho maangne waale jaayen kahaan

aur kisi ke dar par maango
mil na sakegi bheekh yahaan

aur kisi ke dar par maango
mil na sakengi bheekh yahaan

raahe khuda ik jalwa dikha do
allah hi dega maula hi dega
raahe khuda ik jalwa dikha do
bhookhe hain deedaar ke
bhookhe hain deedaar ke
parda uthhaao saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke

jaao ji jaao
hosh mein aao
geet na gaao pyaar ke

ho o o o o
door hato ji rasta naapo
yoon na hamen badnaam karo

yoon na hamen badnaam karo
yaa dil le lo
yaa dil de do
koi to aakhir kaam karo
koi to aakhir kaam karo
ham na sunenge koi fasaana
honge na poore khwaab tumhaare

honge na poore khwaab tumhaare
ham na sunenge koi fasaana
rah jaao dil maar ke
rah jaao dil maar ke

jaao ji jaao
hosh mein aao
geet na gaao pyaar ke

parda uthhaao saamne aao
munh na chhupao haar ke

oyi qurbaana

dil mein kisi ke dard basa ke
aankh churaana thheek nahin
ho aankh churaana thheek nahin
rahne do is raag ko dil mein
sabko sunaana thheek nahin
sabko sunaana thheek nahin

jo bhi kahoge maan hi lenge
jaane wafa o jaane tamanna
jo bhi kahoge maan hi lenge
bande hain sarkaar ke
bande hain sarkaar ke

parda uthhaao
saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke
parda uthhaao saamne aao
munh na chhupaao haar ke


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

Blog Day : 3608 Post No. : 14392

This is one of the subjects that I longed to share. And since the subject is totally different from normal Hindi movie story topics viz. love stories, lost and found, family drama etc. I had to find relevant songs which would be either directly relevant to the subject or at least those which can easily convey the message that I intend to put in my write up/s. Though the first song that I selected came easily and that too during a real life experience when I was thinking of this topic. However the first song in this series is not that one but another song which I came across later when I was still working on the write up.

It has been almost more than three and half years now when I thought about writing on this subject i.e. ‘road-traffic’ in our country. Or putting it differently, ‘how we Indians actually are when we are on road. . .’ or more precisely it’s about our ‘civic sense on the roads’.

Over the years in this journey of my life, I have got this opportunity to travel to many places in India because of my job postings and have got to observe and learn a lot about how we, the people of India are actually when we are on the road and how we are when we are travelling in various modes of road transport.

When I start writing on the subject and gather all that I wish to write, the final article became too long, so I decided to split it in smaller articles (as rightly guided by one of our beloved seniors) and thus present the subject under a mini-series. But that will also require relevant songs from Hindi movies and though at that time I had only one or two in mind, over this period I marked one more which will fit with this subject.

I am herewith taking on this new mini series and presenting this first post on our blog – ‘Beta Sambhal Ke Chalnaa’.

Before moving on to the main article let me mention here that personally I believe there always is space for improvement in every sphere of life, and while we should move positively on every aspect, we should also assess our shortcomings time to time and these ‘shortcomings’ should not be treated as a ‘negativity’. Instead they should be taken as subjects of introspection and they should be our future plans to improve in positive direction with innovations and targeting an overall development and improvement in ‘standard of living’ and ‘quality of life’.

This post is actually about my thoughts which I was going through when the discussions for ‘smart cities’ were in the news then. I refer to an experience from around November-December 2014. At that time I was in Kachchh (Gujarat). My daily commute to work was 2×60 kms on public transport (ST bus) mainly. As it took almost an hour and half to reach my stations both ends I was getting enough time to read something, or take a nap sometime in addition to the music being played in the bus.

Travelling through the roads I was always thinking of how the roads in the developed countries must be like and what road conditions and road transport and ‘traffic discipline’ they must be maintaining and following there. What is the situation in cities of other countries? Or how the other smart cities in the world are like?

As an optimist I began to imagine how our country would be after the initiative of the ‘smart cities’. How it would be affecting our daily routine life and our public transport, specifically would it change our ‘Roads’ (the word ‘Road’ here has many connotations)? What will actually change when the cities go smart? And most importantly will it be helpful to save the precious lives lost on the ‘Indian Roads’ every year due to accidents? Will it be helpful to prevent ‘human potential’ losses of the nation or will it save the lives of young promising and aspiring youths who lose their precious lives only because of the sheer negligence and carelessness, their own, as well as of others?

In and around the town I was living there, road-accidents were a regular occurrence; there was not a single day when the newspaper was without the reporting of an accident. Many aspiring youngsters, senior citizens, children lost their life in fatal road accidents. The industrialization there was followed by increase in cargo movements and so heavy trailers and containers were a regular part of traffic.

And so, sometimes the tipping over of huge containers on turnings was also a daily feature. I wondered how the licenses were given to young inexperienced drivers, who drove the big containers? Was there any assessment of the ‘maturity content’ of a person issuing licenses?  Certainly a young guy of an age of 18-20 would not have the expertise and experience of a driver of an older age.

During that period, I used to regularly tweet about the accidents there and precious lives lost on the road. In my case while I would criticize the bad practices, I do also always appreciate whenever there is an improvement or efforts initiated in positive directions, may be at a smaller scale. There is always a space for improvement, we have to find it. . .

So among this ‘criticism’ of the ‘system’ by me, there was one incident that had an indication of ‘good sense prevailing’ and a sign of ‘improvement’ happening, which I think I must note here.

One evening as I was on my return journey from office, there happened to be an accident on the road and it took place just a few minutes before when I was passing by from that place. A trailer carrying a container had toppled over and its driver was injured. Fortunately no other vehicle or person was around it and coming from either side so there was no major mishap or fatality.  But still the driver had broken his leg and trapped inside the cabin. People rushed to rescue the driver.

While I and my friend rushed towards the injured to help, somebody guided me to make a call to the emergency services on 108. A little hesitant at first, I made call on this number and soon I started receiving calls from SHQ & DHQ asking about the exact location of the accident and as they keep tracking with me, exactly at the 13th minute from the call was made, an ambulance was standing at the accident site, ready to provide medical aid to the injured.

I can never forget this. Though the town was not far away from the accident site, still the action taken by the authorities was commendable and I was very happy.

On the other day when I was travelling back to home, it was already around nine in the evening by then, and I was dreaming about the ‘Smart City’ and the roads this city would have. As the bus entered the town, on the main road of the town there were cattle on the road sitting and relaxing, without bothering about this world. The driver of our bus was working hard to find the way and blowing the horn continuously and driving the bus in a zigzag fashion and songs were already playing on the music system in the bus. . .  That song we shall enjoy in next post of this series 🙂

At work places, to ensure ‘safety’ we do have safety and cautionary slogans prominently displayed in the area to educate and disciplined the work force. The song that I present today, does have this ‘cautionary message’ but going further its other lines are like a ‘threat’. 🙂

I present this ‘soft and mild warning’ song which says ‘beta sambhal ke chalna’. . ., to start with a ‘smart message’. 🙂

It seems that the video of this song is not available, so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and this movie ‘Mr John -1959’

‘Mr John’ (1959) was directed by Inder for NK Productions, Bombay. It was produced by Nigam. It had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champak Lala, Rashid, Daraz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Jani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajit, B Fazal Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pt Baijnath.

The film has seven songs penned by Jan Nisar Akhtar and composed by N.Datta. Two songs of this film are already posted on the blog. Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi.

 


Song – Beta Sambhal Ke Chalna (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

beta sambhal ke chalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna

paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
dil ko pade kuchalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
aha aa
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
haan
samjhe bhaai
naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
in pe na dil badalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana aa aa
chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana
reh jaayega machalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
haan
beta sambhal ke chalna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————

बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना

पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
दिल को पड़े कुचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
अहा आ
बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
हाँ
समझे भाई
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
इनपे न दिल बदलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ

चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना आ आ
चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना
रह जाएगा मचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
हाँ
बेटा संभल के चलना


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