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Blog Day : 3566 Post No. : 14296

“Baalak”(1969) was directed by Adarsh for Kala Mandal, Bombay. This “social” movie had Master Suraj (Sarika), Jaimala, Dev Dutt, Jayshree T, Manmohan Krishna, Shyama, Jeewan, Jagdeep, Junior Mehmood, Abhi Bhttacharya, Chand Usmani, Bipin Gupta, Hiralal, Dhumal etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Baalak”(1969) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dattaram.

The movie was a tear jerker. If anyone does not believe me, then the picturisation of this song will turn him into a believer 🙂 The picturisation shows the parents of a new born kid dying and the hapless kid is brought up by her elder sister. The elder sister too gets married and goes away while the kid (Baby Suraj aka Sarika) finds herself being treated as a child labourer. This song gets played in the background all this while.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors visible in the picturisation.


Song-Bhagwaan ki dekho bhool (Baalak)(1969) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics

ye kaisi aandhi chali
ye kaisa toofaan
khilte hi murjha gaye
maat pita se praan

bhagwan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool

ye kismat ki baat
hai kaali raat aur kaanton se ghira hai gulaab
vidhi ne na jaane kin ghadiyon mein likhi hai ye kitaab
likhi hai ye kitaab
ab samaaj ke atyaachaaron ka
jab chakr chalega
dar lagta hai toofaanon mein
kaise diya jalega
kaise diya jalega
diya jis maalik ne praan
usi ki hogi ab pehchaan
jo paalak sab ka kahaata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool

ye kisne chhedi shahnaayi
kiski chali hai doli
kis bhaai se bichhad chali hai ye behna anboli
ye behna anboli
ik pyaar thha wo bhi roothh chala
ik taar thha wo bhi toot chala
do nanhi nanhi aankhon se aansu ka jharna phoot chala
aansu ka jharna phoot chala
hui door ye sar se chaanv
behen bhi chali hai apne gaanv
kaun ab dheer bandhaata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata

ghar ghar mein kitne bachchon par
yoon zulm dhaaye jaate hain
hadd hai ghulaab ki patti se
patthar katwaaye jaate hain
patthar katwaaye jaate hain
bhagwaan ka roop ye baalak hain
jis par barse nit chingaari
naari bachche par zulm kare
wo naari sachmuch hatyaari
wo naari sachmuch hatyaari
hai nanhi si ye jaan
ke jis par laakhon hain toofaan
chhupa hai kahaan vidhaata
aasman ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool
bichhad gaya daali se ek phool
raha ab kis’se naata
aasmaan ab pita hai iska
aur dharti hai maata
bhagwaan ki dekho bhool

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Blog Day : 3560 Post No. : 14275

“Maaya Baazaar”(1958) was directed by Babubhai Mistri for Basant Pictures Bombay. The movie had Anita Guha, Rajkumar Pandey, Ulhas, B M Vyas, Ram singh, Ramesh Sinha, Mahipal, Vasant Rao Pahalwan, Babu Raje, Dalpat, shree Bhagwan, Samar roy, Ratnamala, Krishn Kumari, Sulochana, Kanchanmala, Pal Sharma, Uma Dutt, Master Prithvi, Premlat, Geeta < Ratan, Rajni, Neelophar, Manda, Bhumiya, Ajit Kumar, R S Dubey, T N Sinha, Korega etc in it.

It appears the the movie was the story of Ghatotkach, the Raakshas son of Bhim from his Rakshasi wife Hidimba.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

I have not seen the movie. But a comment in YT suggests that Ghatotkach's great strength and maayaawi powers make him arrogant. the picturisation is about Lord Krishn (in disguise of an old man) singing this song in his bid to bring the arrogant Ghatotkach back to his senses.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.


Song-Kuchh bhi nahin hai tera mol (Maaya Baazaar)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

apni baanhon par hai tujhko kyun itna abhimaan
tere jaise laakhon dekhe
bade bade balvaan
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol

garaj raha hai
baras raha hai
zidd toone kis baat pe baandhi(?)
garaj raha hai
baras raha hai
zidd toone kis baat pe baandhi(?)
kyun hai paagal moorakh baadal
tujhko udaa le jaayegi aandhi
kyun hai paagal moorakh baadal
tujhko udaa le jaayegi aandhi
ser ko milte sava ser
lage na yahaan der
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol

itna kyun tu itraata hai
hansati hai jab bhaagya ki rekha
itna kyun tu itraata hai
hansati hai jab bhaagya ki rekha
tu chhota sa deepak hai re
toone kabhi sooraj bhi dekha
tu chhota sa deepak hai re
toone kabhi sooraj bhi dekha
jhoothhe nashe mein tu hai choor
tootega ye guroor
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol


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Blog Day : 3559 Post No. : 14272

“Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) was produced by K L Baria and Johny Whisky and directed by B R Ishara for Varsha Films, Bombay. This “social”movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Jairaj, Asit Sen, Sailesh Kumar, Johny Whiskey, Tarun Bose, Mohan Choti, Kumkum etc in it.

This obscure movie had six obscure songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song picturisation shows the hero (I guess he is Sailesh Kumar) lip syncing this teasing song to Kumkum. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the lip syncer.

With this song, “Gunaah Aur Kaanoon” (1970) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Hans do to muhabbat ho tum (Gunaah Aur Kaanoon)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

jaane gulistaan tum ho hoye
husn e bahaara tum ho
lab ye khile to guncha guncha muskuraaye
har phool mehke
har tamanna jhoom jaaye
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

pyaar ki tum shabnam ho haaye
gaati huyi rimjhim ho o
khili chaandni ka
bheega bheega noor ho tum
khwaab e sahar se jaagi jaagi
hoor ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum

shaam si udti zulfen ho hoy
jaam si jhukti palken
aankhon mein jaise chhalki chhalki
hai gulaabi
thhodi si peeke
ho gaya hoon main sharaabi
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
hans do to mohabbat ho tum
o roothho to qayaamat ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum
ba-khuda
khoob ho tum


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Blog Day : 3554 Post No. : 14259

“Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) was directed by Naseem for Pushpaanjali Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shammi Kapoor, Jabeen Jalil, Anwar, Achla sachdev, Nazeer Hussain, Ifthikhar, Radhika, Hammad, Manohar, Prem Sagar, Nirmal, Poonam, Heera, Shashibalka, Shujaat, Pyare, Sooraj etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that were composed by two music directors. Two songs were composed by Jaidev whereas the remaining four songs were composed by Bipin Baabul. Three songs from the movie, including the two Jaidev compositions have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Raat Ke Raahi”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Vishwamitra Adil is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bipin Baabul.

The song is picturised on Shammi Kapoor, playing a drunkard aashiq, while Jabeen Jaleel looks on nervously.


Song-Maine pee hai pee hai pee hai par main to nashe mein nahin (Raat Ke Raahi)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Vishwamitra Adil, MD-Bipin Baabul

Lyrics

hic
hic
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai

teri zulfon ko chheden nigaahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri baahon se lipten ye baahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri zulfon ko chheden nigaahen meri
yoon na hoga
teri baahon se lipte ye baahen meri
yoon na hoga
yoon na hoga ke ye hai apne dil pe yaqeen
dil pe yaqeen
maine pi hai pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
hic

ye mohabbat hai dilbar nahin dillagi
tujhko dar kya
hosh mein hai abhi tak wafaayen meri
tujhko dar kya
ye mohabbat hai dilbar nahin dillagi
tujhko dar kya
hosh mein hai abhi tak wafaayen meri
tujhko dar kya
tujhko dar kya ke jhukne ko hai ye zameen
hai ye zameen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai

dekhi jaati nahin ab ye sahmi nazar
chal diya main
ye to jaane ka mausam nahin hain
magar chal diya main
dekhi jaati nahi ab ye sahmi nazar chal diya main
ye to jaane ka mausam nahin hai magar chal diya main
chal diya main
chal diya main
chal diya ye chala ye chala main kahaan
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe me nahin
ke tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai
par main to nashe mein nahin
tu hai haseen
tu hai haseen
maine pi hai
pi hai pi hai


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Blog Day : 3536 Post No. : 14201

“Prem Ki Ganga”(1971) was produced and directed by Prahlad Sharma for Prahlad Sharma Productions Calcutta. This “social” movie had Soma Salkar, Manish, Kalyani, Sarvendra, Kamal Mishra, Subhadra, Sumati Roy, Master Sethi, Raju Biwa, Veena Ajay Kumar, Himani (new discovery), Avinash (new discovery), Piku (child artist new discovery) etc in it.

The movie itself stayed undiscovered by movie goers. Records of the song were made and some of these records still survive and that is the only trace of this movie.

The movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Prem Ki Ganga”(1971) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Prahlad Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. Someone has commented in YT that this song was picturised on Manish. I have no idea if that person actually watched this movie or he has just made a guess based on the cast of the movie. Nevertheless, i request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Prem Ki Ganga”(1971) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Kaun pari neel gagan ki chali aayi re(Prem Ki Ganga)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prahlad Sharma, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

kaun pari neel gagan ki
chali aayi re
paayaliya jhankaaye
kaun pari neel gagan ki
chali aayi re
paayaliya jhankaaye
dekh jise saanwri ghata lahraayi re
rim jhim ras barsaaye

laung lata si komal kaaya
naina do kajraare
laung lata si komal kaaya
naina do kajraare
honth kamal ki paankhudiyon se
gaal arun rasnaare(?)
khil khil kaliyon si muskaati
man bhawra lalchaaye haaye
kaun pari neel gagan ki
chali aayi re
paayaliya jhankaaye

roothh ke mat ja o mrignayni
yug yug ke hum saathi
roothh ke mat ja o mrignayni
yug yug ke hum saathi
jal na sakega deep akela
ban ja tu meri baati
pyaar karen hum donon aisa
swarg yahin bas jaaye
haaye
kaun pari neel gagan ki
chali aayi re
paayaliya jhankaaye
kaun pari neel gagan ki
chali aayi re
paayaliya jhankaaye


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Blog Day : 3530 Post No. : 14178

First of all, let me wish all of you a Happy Ugadi and Happy Gudi Padwa today (18 march 2018). I hope those celebrating the occasion are enjoying themselves.

Today also happens to be the birthday of Shashi Kapoor (18 march 1938-4 december 2017), one of our best-known and most loved actors.

The thought is inescapable – and burdened with more than a tinge of sorrow. The thought that, had I written this post on just his previous birthday, I would have been talking of Shashi Kapoor in the present tense. I’d have been saying “is”, instead of “was”.

But that’s life – and death. And we have to accept it.

Ah, Shashi Kapoor!

Where do I start?

Let me start as usual with “my generation”, the 70s.

For me, and I am sure for many Hindi film lovers born in the early 60s, Shashi Kapoor would have been an integral part of their childhood film-watching experience. He was a very familiar face throughout the 70s – whether in solo roles or in multi-starrer films.

Those were the times when Rajesh Khanna (for the first half of the decade) and Amitabh Bachchan (for the second half) ruled. The 70s also saw a whole lot of new actors emerge. There were also some from the earlier decade who continued to enjoy success – Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra to name a few.

And there was Shashi Kapoor.

One thing most people will agree about Shashi Kapoor – he was very handsome. He had this boyishly cute face, bright eyes, and a smile that got accentuated by crooked teeth and a deep dimple. No wonder you often heard of the term “chocolatey good looks” when people talked of Shashi. 🙂

I think girls found Shashi particularly handsome – he was easily my sisters’ favourite. I was very young then in the late 60s, but I still remember that when the one weekly film in our club happened to be a Shashi film, they’d be thrilled. 🙂 Thus I have fond memories of watching at a very young age, in that club, Shashi films like Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Aamne Saamne, Suhana Safar, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati, Pyar Ka Mausam, Raja Saab, Rootha Na Karo, Jahaan Pyaar Mile and many more. Whether the film was good or not, was secondary. Shashi was a good enough reason to enjoy it. I remember for days after seeing Pyar Ka Mausam, they’d be singing “ni sultana re”. 🙂 And they loved Aamne Saamne’s “nain milaakar chain churaana kiska hai ye kaam”.

Even when we went on holiday to Bombay for the first time in the early 70s, and we decided to watch a movie, the unanimous choice was Sharmeelee, playing at that time. I think my sisters were even hoping to catch sight of Shashi Kapoor somewhere on the streets of Bombay. 🙂 Not even one in a million chance – but one lives on hope. I remember, for days after watching Sharmeelee, the song “khilte hain gul yahaan” was on their lips. 🙂

Back in our village, when we had to travel 25 km to see a film in a cinema hall, they managed to persuade my dad to take them for Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972). My dad wasn’t into films at all – it’s possible they told him it was a film about animals (jaanwar). Whereas it’s more likely they were interested in the insaan (Shashi). 🙂

Ah, these childhood memories. 🙂

I was fond of Shashi too – from those late 60s films, while my sisters would sing Shashi’s “tum bin jaoon kahaan” in Antakshari, I’d sing “aaye baithe khaaye piye khiske”. A little more matter-of-fact. 🙂

Today, as I am writing this post, with all these memories coming to the fore, it strikes me that even in an era with Rajesh Khanna as superstar (and Amitabh Bachchan later), Shashi had his own following. Like my sisters. 🙂

Sharmeelee (1971) with superhit songs, Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Aa Gale Lag Ja (1973) with superhit songs, Chor Machaye Shor (1974) with the famous “le jaayenge, le jaayenge, dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge”, Chori Mera Kaam and Salaakhen (1975), Fakira (1976) with hit songs.

All solo films for Shashi, all successful. Am not counting the multi-starrers, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Deewaar (1975) and Kabhie Kabhie (1976).

As the decade progressed, and multi-starrers became more common, Shashi Kapoor was very much part of them, often to be seen opposite reigning superstar Amitabh Bachchan in films like Trishul (1977) and Suhaag (1979).

Yet, he could carry his own in a solo – as was to be seen in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), a film made by his brother, Raj Kapoor.

So Shashi Kapoor was largely a “safe” actor in the 70s – both for viewers and producers. Of course not every film worked (there are many aspect to a film’s success), but, by and large, audiences liked watching him on screen.

Towards the end of the decade, Shashi got into film production too. He produced some well-known films – Junoon (1979), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982), Utsav (1984).

But in 1984, disaster struck – his dear wife Jennifer passed away, due to cancer. I think after that Shashi was not the same again.

I’ve talked a lot about his films of the 70s, mainly because that’s the decade I have most memories of. Of course his career started much earlier. As a child artiste (a young Raj Kapoor in Aag and Awara), with his first film as an adult being BR Chopra’s controversial Dharamputra (1961). In that film, he had a negative role.

Although he came from the Kapoor khandaan, it was made clear to Shashi that he had to come up on merit. He had his share of struggles early on – and though he managed the odd hit (like in the multi-starrer Waqt), he really had his first mega solo hit only with Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965).

His co-star in that film was, as usual, Nanda. I say “as usual”, because Nanda was his co-star in many films during the 60s. She was a much bigger star than he was – but was happy to be paired opposite him. Shashi later said he was hugely grateful to Nanda for this. Nanda herself said that Shashi was her favourite co-star.

One thing that struck me in obituaries about Shashi Kapoor last December was that almost everyone spoke a lot about Prithvi Theatre. And rightly so.

While there’s no doubt that Shashi Kapoor gained a lot of popularity from cinema, I think in his heart his love was Prithvi Theatre. After all, he had met his wife Jennifer also through theatre in the 1950s. So one of the most satisfying moments for him and for Jennifer must have been to set up Prithvi Theatre in 1978 and fulfil his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s dream of having a permanent location for his Prithvi Theatres (it had been a travelling troupe during Prithviraj’s time).

Many of the obits talked about how dedicated Shashi Kapoor (and Jennifer, when she was alive) was to Prithvi Theatre. Even when he was in very poor health in his final years, he would want to visit and even watch performances.

So no mention of Shashi Kapoor is complete without a mention of Prithvi Theatre.

I’ve not talked about his acting in English-language films or his partnership with Merchant-Ivory. I’ve myself just watched only one of these films – Bombay Talkie (1970), directed by James Ivory. It also starred Jennifer.

I’ve also not mentioned that Shashi Kapoor was considered to be a true gentleman actor. Many of his co-stars, from Sharmila Tagore to Hema Malini to Zeenat Aman, have said this. He was also supposed to have had a good sense of humour, always keeping the set lively.

All in all, Shashi Kapoor was a much-loved person during his lifetime. And for good reason. And you cannot really ask for more than that.

Now for the song for today.

It is from the film “Suhaana Safar” (1970). A film that I remember seeing as a very young boy, but sadly have only very faint memories of. I seem to vaguely remember a bus in which Shashi and Sharmila travel. That’s all I can remember now. 🙂 A good excuse to watch it again. 🙂

The song is the title song. Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar hai, sung by Rafisaab. The lyrics of this song are by Anand Bakshi, music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The picturisation is of Shashi Kapoor in a jeep, generally giving out positive vibes, talking about travel, hawa, manzil etc. He finds himself behind a bus, and this infectious positive mood catches on with the travelers in the bus too. They join him in the song. Towards the end of the song, Sharmila Tagore (one of the travelers) looks out of the bus, Shashi waves to her – and it looks like he loses control of his jeep. (Am pretty sure it’s nothing serious :-)).

While watching the video and listening to the lyrics, I could not help thinking that this could be a metaphor for the suhaana safar of Shashi Kapoor’s life itself. And the suhaana safar that we have had following his films for decades. Indeed, it has been a wonderful journey – and we are thankful to him for letting us be part of it.

Interestingly, while I was having these thoughts, I got a message from Avinashji. As usual, when I thought of writing a post for Shashi Kapoor today, he had promptly messaged me, and offered to help me with providing the lyrics. Now, while sending me the lyrics, he echoed the exact same thoughts I had! About the suhana safar of Shashi Kapoor and what we have had with Shashi Kapoor. Serendipity. 🙂

I’ll now leave you with this positive song – and with remembering our suhaana safar with Shashi Kapoor.

There are two versions of this song – one by Rafisaab, the other by Suman Kalyanpur.

Rafi version (Audio)

Rafi version (Video)

Suman Kalyanpur Version (Audio)

Song-Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar (Suhaana Safar)(1970) Singer-Rafi/ Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female chorus
All chorus

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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O o
o o o
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Gulon ko choom rahi hain
Hoye
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Rokoon dil ko main kaise
Aise udaa jaaye jaise
maang liye ho kisi panchhi se parr
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

O o o
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Kabhi bhi manzil naa aaye
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Dheere dheere haule haule
Mujhse ye dil boley
Kat jaaye raste mein
Saari umar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Patli kamar mori
Naazuk bainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya

Ho o o
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kahin ye aur naa pahunchaa de
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kaisi hain ye matwaali
Lambi lambi kaali kaali
Zulf kisi ki hai
Ya ye dagar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar

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(Female version)
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Hmm hmm
O o o
o o
o o o

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o o

Ho o o
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Kisi ko dhoondh rahi hain
Ho
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Koyee mulaakaatee miley
Aisa koyee saathi miley
Jo ban jaaye mera hamsafar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o
Abhi to door hai manzil
Dhadakne lagaa abhi se dil
Abhi to door hai manzil
Taubaa taubaa
Haaye haaye
Dil pe kyaa guzar jaaye
Saamne wo aa jaaye agar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Ki hain ye rastaa anjaana
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Aise naa machal jaana
Aagey naa nikal jaana
Chhod ke peechhe sanam ka ghar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
गुलों को चूम रही हैं
होए
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
रोकूँ दिल को मैं कैसे
ऐसे उड़ा जाए जैसे
बाँध लिए हो किसी पंछी से पर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

ओ ओ ओ
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
कभी भी मंजिल ना आये
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
धीरे धीरे हौले हौले
मुझसे ये दिल बोले
कट जाए रस्ते में
सारी उम्र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
पतली कमर मोरी
नाज़ुक बैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया

हो ओ ओ
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कहीं ये और ना पहुंचा दे
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कैसी हैं ये मतवाली
लम्बी लम्बी काली काली
ज़ुल्फ़ किसी की हैं
या ये डगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

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Female version
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हम्म
हम्म
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो

हो ओ ओ
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
किसीको ढूंढ रही हैं
हो
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
कोई मुलाकाती मिले
ऐसा कोई साथी मिले
जो बन जाए मेरा हमसफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
धड़कने लगा अभी से दिल
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
तौबा तौबा
हाए हाए
दिल पे क्या गुज़र जाए
सामने वो आ जाये अगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
कि है ये रास्ता अनजाना
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
ऐसे न मचल जाना
आगे ना निकल जाना
छोड़ के पीछे सनम का घर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो ओ
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र


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Blog Day : 3523 Post No. : 14148

“Ajeeb Ladki” (1952) was directed by Mohammad Ehsan for Tajmahal Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Naseem Bano, Cuckoo, Shashikala, Agha, Jayant, Shyam Kumar, Shakuntala, Samson, Kathana, Bakshi, A K Sagar, Munshi Munaqqa etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the ninth song from “Ajeeb Ladki” (1952) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

This song is an inspirational song where the protagonist hopes to change the world with his new found enthusiasm. Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Suno na logon raag puraana (Ajeeb Ladki)(1952) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai

din ka sooraj
raat ke taare ae ae
sab hain saath hamaare
din ka sooraj
raat ke taare ae ae
sab hain saath hamaare ae ae
soye jaga do
bhaag laga kar
sachhaayi ke naare
sachhaayi ke naare
jhooth ke is andher nagar se hamko nikalna hai
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logo raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai

poorab pashchim aag lagi hai
jalta hai jag saara aa aa
poorab pashchim aag lagi
jalta hai jag saara
aao zara is gham se dila den
duniya ko chhutkaara
duniya ko chhutkaara
pyaar ke shamma leke andheri raat mein chalna hai ae
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai


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Blog Day : 3522 Post No. : 14146

“Aan Baan” (1972) was produced by Malik Chand Kochar and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Rakhi, David Abraham, Jagdeep, Pran, Sunder, Kumkum, Som Dutt, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussein, Tabassum etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Tum meri ho mere siwaa kisi ki nahin 4186 12-Jul-11
Badnaam ho gayaa dil bas aapki badaulat 4679 22-Sep-11
Jab tum ho mere hamsafar khoobsoorat 8536 15-Aug-13
Ooper dekho ya neeche 9667 5-Apr-14
Naam nahin koi dhaam nahin 14141 9-Mar-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Aan Baan”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as a baaraat song with Rajendra Kumar lip syncing the song as part of the baaraat, being the brother of the dulha. It turns out that he was in love with the dulhan Raakhi all these days and he is doing some sort of “sacrifice” by letting his brother marry his lady love. Those were the days when Hindi movies had some actors who would “sacrifice” out of thin air even when no sacrificing was called for. 🙂

Nevertheless, this song is the sixth and final son from “Aan Baan”(1972) to appear in the blog. with this song, “Aan Baan”(1972) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ke lo ham aaye dulha bhaiyya ke baarati ban ke (Aan Baan)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

mat poochho jo khushi ke maare
aaj hai apna haal
aankhon mein chhaayi hai masti
bahek rahi hai chaal

ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
aaj duniya hai hamaari ee
haay
aaj duniya hai hamaari chalenge tan ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke

pyaar ke dekho kaise kaise rang aaye hain sehre mein
hamne apne armaanon ke phool sajaaye sehre mein
pyaar ke dekho kaise kaise rang aaye hain sehre mein
hamne apane armaano ke phool sajaaye sehre mein
dil ke gulshan se ae
haay dil ke gulshan se
laaye hain jo chun chun ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke

wahaan talak khushiyaan hi khushiyaan
najar jahaan tak jaati hai
khush kismat logo ko kismat aisa din dikhlaati hai
wahaan talak khushiyaan hi khushiyaan
najar jaha tak jaati hai
khush kismat logon ko kismat aisa din dikhlaati hai
isi din ko o
haay
isi din ko gujaare din gin gin ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke

khushi mein dhadkan tez ho gayi
tej karo lay baaje ki
apni manjil tak aa pahunchi
ghodi dulhe raaje ki
khushi mein dhadkan tej ho gayi
tej karo lay baaje ki
apni manzil tak aa pahunchi
ghodi dulhe raaje ki
ho dil jhoome ae
haay dil jhoome
shehnaayi ki sadaayein sun ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke

aaj duniya hai hamaari ee
haay
aaj duniya hai hamaari ee
chalenge tan ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke
ke lo hum aaye dulha bhaiya ke baaraati ban ke


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Blog Day : 3521 Post No. : 14141

“Aan Baan” (1972) was produced by Malik Chand Kochar and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Rakhi, David Abraham, Jagdeep, Pran, Sunder, Kumkum, Som Dutt, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussein, Tabassum etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog, with the fourth song being covered in 2014.

Here is the fifth song from “Aan Baan” (1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is a philosophical song which is lip synced by Rajendra Kumar who is seen lipsyncing this song in a jail where he is jailed alongwith several others. Or is it a mental asylum ? I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

Personally, whenever I see a “jail” song, I am automatically reminded of the jail song of “Kaaliya”(1981), which was a philosophical song too and that was also sung by Rafi.


Song-Naam nahin koi dhaam nahin (Aan Baan)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

sun lo poorab paschhim uttar dakshin ke ae logon
jeevan sabke liye saza hai
hanste hanste bhogo
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

bhaasha ko deewaar banaa ke
kyun tu bair kamaye
bol pyaar ki boli aisi
gair tera ho jaaye
bhaasha ko deewaar banaa ke
kyun tu bair kamaye
bol pyaar ki boli aisi
gair tera ho jaaye
dil ki bhaasha sab ki bhaasha
jaan le o anjaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

bura na dekho
bura na bolo
bura suno na bhai
sab dharmon ka yahi hai maqsad
yahi to hai sachchaayi
bura na dekho
bura na bolo
bura suno na bhai
sab dharmon ka yahi hai maqsad
yahi to hai sachchaayi
chaahe geeta biblw padhlo
chaahe granth kuraan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

josh mein aake bhool gaya kyun
tu hai ek khilauna
kokh se toone janam liya hai
maut ki god mein sona
josh mein aake bhool gaya kyun
tu hai ek khilauna
kokh se toone janam liya hai
maut ki god mein sona
kaandhe chadh ke jaayega
nirbal ho ya balwaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

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Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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