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Today (15 August 2022) is the 76th Independence day for India.So India has completed 75 years of independence. I have seen 60 Independence days. It is the 15th Independence day for the blog. This constitutes a nice 5:4:1 ratio.

Only 15 years had passed since independence when I was born. The country was still ruled by its first Prime Minister (Jawaharlal Nehru) and first President (Dr Rajendra Prasad). The country was still trying to find its feet. When I look back at the situation of India those days, India was in as bad shape as the most underdeveloped countries in Africa. The literacy rate was abysmal. Life expectancy was 32 years.

Here I present some important indices that India had in 1947. I have also provided figures for the same indices in 1962, 2008 and 2022. The change in values over the years have been quite remarkable.

Life expectancy in india in years
1947 1962 2008 2022
32 42 66 70

We can see that the life expectancy in India has become more than doubled from 32 years to 70 years.

Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
218 157 49 27

Infant mortality rate was quite alarming till a few decades ago. The figure of 27 deaths per 1000 live births is still unsatisfactory but it is a vast improvement from the figure of 1947.

Maternal mortality rate (per 100000 live births)
1947 1962 2008 2022
2000 1000 212 103

The Maternal mortality rate had improved by nearly 20 times in 75 years.

Literacy rate in India in %
1947 1962 2008 2022
12 % 29 % 70 % 77%

India was among the most illiterate nations on earth. Today Indian literacy rate is quite high and that has enabled India to take rapid strides in economic activities that require skilled manpower, viz service sector and manufacturing sector.

Population of India in crores
1947 1962 2008 2022
34 cr 47 cr 121 cr 140 cr

Indian population had quadrupled in 75 years.

Human Development Index
1947 1962 2008 2022
NA NA 0.563 0.645

Human development index was devised in 1990. It consists of indices of health, education and standard of living. As health, education and standard of living improves, so does HDI.

Agriculture production in Million tonnes
1947 1962 2008 2022
50 Million Tonnes (50 % of GDP) 71 Million tonnes 216 million tonnes 316 Million tonnes (17%)

Population has quadrupled whereas food grain production had increased more than six times. It had happened while agriculture sector is now contributing less than 20 % of GDP,  while it was over 50 % of GDP in 1947.

GDP in billion $
1947 1962 2008 2022
24 42 1200 3200

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

GDP per capita in $
1947 1962 2008 2022
70 90 1000 2277

The figures are based on the current values of those years using exchange rate of those days.

One can notice that India, despite its problems, including wrong policy decisions and adverse geo political circumstances, has come up a long way in last 75 years. Now India seems poised to take its rightful place among the nations of the world. It is a matter of time (three decades in my estimate) before India will join the list of advanced nations of the world.

There are lots of things that can be mentioned here, but the above tables give us clear idea about the progress that India has made in various areas.

On this occasion, here is a song from an unreleased movie called ‘Aaj Watan Ne Hamen Pukaara’ (1970). The movie was made under the banner of Sangam Productions, Bombay. That is all the information that is known about this movie.

This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Bismil Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mohinder Kaur.

Lyrics of this rare song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy 76th independence day.


Song-Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara (Aaj watan ne hamen pukaara)(UR)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics– Bismil Ludhianvi, MD-Mohinder Kaur
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aa aa aa
aao apna farz nibhaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein aen
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
wo aazaadi jiski khaatir
kal thhe sar katwaaye
kitne moti aur jawaahar
kaam watan ke aaye
jaliyaanwaala baagh mein
jo thhe khoon ki holi nahaaye
o ho ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaa dein
ho ho
ho ho
ham mein bhi wo khoon rawaan hain
dushman ko batlaadein
dushman ko batlaadein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
haq kisi ka koi dabaaye
wo hargiz insaan nahin
manavtaa ke dushman ki
koi isse badi pehchaan nahin
lok raaj se takkar lena
itna to aasaan nahin
ho ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
ho ho
ho ho
aankh uthha kar jisne dekha
uski aankh jhuka dein
uski aankh jhuka dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa den
jai hind jai hind
o o o
o o o

in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
in haathon ki mehnat se jo hamne
dam usaare ae
yahi hamaare mandir masjid aur
girje gurudwaare
naye hind ke naye bane ye
teerathsthaan hamaare
ho ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
ho ho o
ho ho o
aanch na aane denge in par
chaahe jaan gawaa dein
chaahe jaan gawaa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind

o o o
o o o

daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
daftar mein ham kaam karein
ya ham machine chalaayein
kheton mein ham boyen paseena
aur sonaa upjaayen
sabhi morche hain mehnat ke
in par ham jut jaayein
ho ho o
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
ho ho o
ho ho
sarhad par jo date huye hain
unkaa haath bataa dein
unkaa haath bataa dein

aaj watan ne hamein pukaara
aao apna farz nibhaa dein
jai hind jai hind
aman pe jisne haath uthhaaya
julm ki wo buniyaad hilaa dein
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
o o o o o
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आ आ आ
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
वो आज़ादी जिसकी खातिर
कल थे सर कटवाए
कितने मोती और जवाहर
काम वतन के आए
जलियाँवाला बाग में जो थे
खून की होली नहाये
ओ हो हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
हो हो
हो हो
हम में भी वो खून रवां है
दुश्मन को बतला दें
दुश्मन को बतला दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
हक़ किसी का कोई दबाये
वो हरगिज़ इंसान नहीं
मानवता के दुशमन की
कोई इससे बड़ी पहचान नहीं
लोक राज से टक्कर लेना
इतना तो आसान नहीं
हो हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
हो हो
हो हो
आँख उठा कर जिसने देखा
उसकी आँख झुका दें
उसकी आँख झुका दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
इन हाथों के मेहनत से
जो हमने डैम उसारे
यही हमारे मंदिर मस्जिद
और गिरजे गुरुद्वारे
नए हिन्द के नए बने ये
तीर्थस्थान हमारे
हो हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
आंच नहीं आने देंगे इन पर
चाहे जां गवां दें
चाहे जां गवां दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
दफ्तर में हम काम करें या
हम मशीन चलाएं
खेतों में हम बोएं पसीना
और सोना उपजाएँ
सभी मोर्चे हैं मेहनत के
इन पर हम जुट जाएँ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
हो हो ओ
हो हो ओ
सरहद पर जो जुटे हुये हैं
उनका हाथ बटा दें
उनका हाथ बटा दें

आज वतन ने हमें पुकारा
आओ अपना फर्ज़ निभा दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
अम्न पे जिसने हाथ उठाया
जुल्म की वो बुनियाद हिला दें
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द
जय हिन्द जय हिन्द


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

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Today’s song is a comedy song from the film ‘Madmast’ (1953).

The film was made by Sweet Pictures. Produced and directed by Jagdish Pant, the film had music by V Balsara. Jagdish Pant seems to be a director by hobby, because he directed only one more film i.e. ‘Padosi’ (1971), which was also produced by himself. The cast of the film ‘Madmast’ (1953) was Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, Sapru, Nazir, Ansari, Shakeela and others. 7 songs were written by Madhuraj aka Madhukar Rajasthani, 2 by Manav, 1 by the director Jagdish Pant himself and one chorus song is left without name credit.

Hindi film music is like an ocean. As many rivers merge into the ocean at various stages, regional music from various parts of India is assimilated in HFM (Hindi Film Music).

Initially it was the Marathi Stage/Natya Sangeet and Parsi theater which influenced HFM. In the East, it was Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geete made the basis of film songs. In the Lahore center it was the Punjabi style after ‘Khazanchi’ (1941).

After partition and polarisation of film production language wise, it was Bombay, which became the center for HFM and it was a wonderful mixture of music specialties from all over the country. There were many successful Music Directors in India. I remember a famous quotation – “Behind every successful man there is a woman.”

Can you tell me who is behind every successful Music Director ?
I am sure many of us do not have the answer.

The answer is the ARRANGER.

Now, who is this arranger? Some have a vague idea, some may even think he is the person who arranges song recording and the musicians.

An Arranger is the SOUL of film music. Once the composer conceives the tune for a song, he tells it to the Arranger, who immediately makes its notations (writing music or Swaralipi), which only a properly schooled musician can read and play. Arranger also decides the instruments and their placements in the song. Most of the Arrangers in the Hindi film industry were from Goa, where traditionally Jazz music was very popular.

A typical Goan likes to live life ‘sushegaat‘ – which loosely means ‘araam se‘ or a carefree life. Their philosophy is eat, drink and be merry. This merry part includes Music.

Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi – Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur; MDs Dattaram (Wadkar) and N Datta (Datta Naik); singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo Fernandes, Lorna are from Goa. (The list is only indicative,not exhaustive).

Most Arrangers were from Goa——

Anthony Gonzalves from Majorda – Goa. He worked for Naushad, OP Nayyar and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal The song “My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves” from ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’ (1977) is a tribute by Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including notations.

Chic Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona – Goa. He worked for C Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam, RD Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal.

Frank Fernando worked for Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan, C Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim – Goa. He worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and OP Nayyar.

Most of the players of western instruments in the orchestras were from Goa, like renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo violinists) and David (the mandolin player) etc.

The names given above are only indicative and not exhaustive. In addition to these arrangers, there were countless known and unknown arrangers in the film industry. Many arrangers, after working for a long time, desired to become music directors themselves. Some of them became MDs also, however history says that most such arrangers failed as MDs. Of course, there are few cases where they have succeeded too, but such cases are very few.

Datta Davjekar, Timir Baran Bhattacharya, Master Eric, Chic Chocolate, Shridhar Parsekar, Anil Mohile, Hemant Kedar (Ramkrishna Shinde), Bal Parte, Bhushan and many other names can be quoted as arrangers who failed as MDs in Hindi films. Few people know that the original arranger in the Hindi film industry was Mohd Shafi – who too became a music director later in his career. According to DO Bhansali, a leading sound recordist of the 60s and the 70s, a group of arrangers, namely Dattaram, Enoch Daniels and Sebastian D’souza together gave music to film ‘Street Singer’ (1966), under the name of ‘Suraj’. After this one film, the group disintegrated. There are however some cases where the one time assistants or arrangers became famous and successful independent music directors. In fact, most MDs were assistants in the beginning of their careers to gain knowledge and experience. There is an interesting case where a well known MD worked as an arranger/assistant to another famous MD, because he respected the senior MD. I am talking about C Ramchandra who became the assistant and arranger to Anil Biswas for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949). By 1949, CR himself was a much in demand and popular MD, but because of his respect for Anil Biswas he agreed to be his assistant on request from Anil Biswas ! This was the respect given to seniors in early days of Hindi films in Bombay !

Now let us talk about V Balsara, who was an assistant and arranger in Hindi films who became music director for today’s film ‘Madmast’. His piano, univox and melodica, the instruments he loved, be it for composing music for films or otherwise, have come to personify the legend of Vistas Ardeshir Balsara, the music director, who died in Kolkata’ on 24-3-2005.

The ‘gentleman musician’, as the affable Parsi was known among friends, had only his music to give him company in the twilight years as he grappled alone with ill health in the absence of his wife and two sons had predeceased him. The striking feature of Balsara was his never-say-die spirit. At 83, Balsara was still going strong on the music front with his Bengali film production ‘Til Theke Taal’ (2005) running in theaters in West Bengal.

He settled in Kolkata in 1954 after he was invited by legendary musician Jnan Prakash Ghosh, to the city. Earlier, he had been in Mumbai, then Bombay.

Born on 22nd June 1922, Balsara learnt music from his mother Nazamaye, and gave his first solo performance at the age of six with the pedal harmonium, in use in those times, at a packed CJ Hall in Mumbai. Barely ten years later, the young lad was assisting famous music director Ustad Mushtaque Hussain, in a Bombay film production ‘Baadal’ (1942) and had made a place for himself as a permanent assistant music director at the Filmistan studio under popular directors Madan Mohan, Khemchand Prakash and Ghulam Haider.

Balsara had his brush with the Who’s Who of the music world after he became the orchestra director of music company HMV in 1947 and then switched over to the RK Films banner three years later to work with the likes of Shankar Jaikishan and Naushad.

As the Founder Secretary of peer bodies like Bombay Cine Musicians’ Association and Bombay Cine Music Directors’ Association, Balsara earned the love and respect of his associates and young musicians.

Basking in the audience appreciation during a musical soiree in Kolkata’s Hindustan Park in 1953, the young musician decided to make this cultural capital his home a year later with a prized film assignment ‘Agni Pariksha’ (1954). At the coveted New Empire Theatres, he charmed audiences again in 1962 arranging music for Rabindranath Tagore’s celebrated play ‘Debatar Grash’ while debuting his own group the Indian Symphony Orchestra.

He gave Kolkata another first — the city’s maiden stereo recording in 1970 — when he put together ‘The Sound of Music’ recording strains of four Indian instruments in one album.

He had to his credit numerous popular film albums, both in Hindi and Bengali, a language he chose to speak more frequently in and with much more ease than his native Gujarati.

From the obscure ‘Circus Girl’ in 1943 to ‘O Panchi’ (1944), ‘Rangmahal’ (1948), ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Talash’ (1952), ‘Char Dost’ (1956), ‘Vidyapati'(1964), ‘Qurbani’ (1952), ‘Wohi Ladki’ (1967), ‘Jogi Aur Jawani’ (1975), ‘Pyaar’ (1969), ‘Jai Baba Vaidyanath’ (1979) in Hindi to ‘Madhu Shraboni’, ‘Joy Baba Baidyanath’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chalachal’, ‘Panchatapa’, ‘Subho Bibaha’, ‘Manik’, ‘Kanchan Kanya’, ‘Panna’ and ‘Pathey Holo Dekha’ in Bengali, he had an enviable repertoire.

Balsara who was greatly influenced by western music learnt to play the piano from Hildafield, a German musician. His knowledge of the piano made him use it to play Indian classical music also with ease. He mastered the technique of using the instrument for playing Indian classical music from Muneswar Dayal of Gaya. He was equally at ease with string and wind instruments.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and it is a comedy song. In this film’s songs 2 songs are sung by Dhan Indorewala, who was V Balsara’s wife. Today’s song is 4th song of this film to be featured on this Blog.


Song- Sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi (Madmast)(1953) Singer- Rafi, Lyricist-Madhuraj, MD-V Balsara

Lyrics

sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi
aaja pakaayen prem ki khichdi
khaayenge baith ke raja rani
phir nainon ki jhagda jhagdi
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad de pachhad de pachhaad
de pachhaad dham dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham

khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina aa aa aa
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina aa
khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
de pachhad de pachhad
de pachhad dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
aaja chham chham chham chham

pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai ae ae ae ae
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai ae
pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
de pachhaad de pachhaad
de pachhaad
dham dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam dam dam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सुलग रही है हुस्न की सिगड़ी
आजा पकाएं प्यार की खिचड़ी
खाएँगे बैठ के राजा रानी
फिर नैनों की झगड़ा झगड़ी
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम

खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना आ आ
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
आजा छम छम छम छम

प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़
धम धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम दम दम


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Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17077

Hullo Atuldom

“Farz Ki Jung” (1989) was a movie produced by Dalwinder Sohal and directed by R.P. Swamy. It was written by Amrit Aryan and released on 17th March 1989. It had a cast of Shashi Kapoor, Dalwinder Sohal, Raza Murad, Amrish Puri, Gita Siddharth, Iftikhar, Anjana Mumtaz, Ashalata, Padma Khanna, Bob Christo, Satyen Kappu, Master Bhagwan, etc. It had Govinda and Neelam too. Music was by Bappi Lahiri and songs were written Naqsh Lyallpuri and Anjaan. Asha Bhonsle, Chandrani Mukherjee, Alisha Chinoy, Vijay Benedict, were the playback singers used. Plus a surprise singer.

The movie was a run-of -the mill story of an honest cop (Shashi kapoor) who is falsely charged with possession of drugs. His mother dies of shock. He is imprisoned and comes out of jail a changed man and becomes a criminal. The stage is now set for his younger brother (Dalwinder Sohal), who has been assigned the task of bringing the criminal to book.

I haven’t seen or heard anything about this film so I am not in a position to know what role Govinda has. But my interest was kindled when I read that this film has a song in the voice of the legendary Mohd. Rafi. (the surprise that I mentioned in a previous paragraph). Possibly it was the only highlight of this movie. I have also read that it was recorded sometime in 1980 for another movie (“Hari Bhari”, I think) which was shelved. That song found a life when it was used in this movie. Thus Govinda became the youngest actor on whom a Mohd. Rafi was filmed.

A few years back when I was looking to see if there was any song of Anil Kapoor sung by Mohd. Rafi (as Anil Kapoor had started his journey in films sometime in 1977, acting debut came in 1980). This song was the closest I could find. But Govinda seems to have been luckier than other debutants of that period- Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff etc. I don’t even know the box-office fate of this film ‘Farz Ki Jung’ but let us not delve on that.

Today on the occasion of Rafisaab’s 42nd anniversary we are having this song. I am not attempting a biography of this singer, which Hindi film music lover doesn’t know about him; even the new generation cannot escape his magic -the song from “Fanney Khan” (2018) is an example. I am not even going to list out any of my favourite songs sung by the legend for fear making a long list and still not writing out all.

As Mohd. Rafi has sung in a song of his

“Tum mujhe yun bhula na paaoge
jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere
sang sang tum bhi gun gunaoge”

humming his songs and thinking of The Mohd. Rafi


Song-Phool ka shabaab kya husn e maahtaab kya (Farz Ki Jung)(1989) Singer-Rafi, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

zulfon se khele mahki hawaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
surkh lab ke saamne
shokhi ye gulaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

aankhon mein tauba
kitna nasha hai
main kya ye mausam behka hua hai
laayegi ye mastiyaan koi bhi sharaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kyaa aa
aap ka jawaab kya

gore badan se
lipta hua hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
yoonhi dekhta rahoon
main haseen khwaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya aa
aap ka jawaab kya


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Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17076

Remembering Mohammed Rafi on his 42nd death anniversary.

This is the date, which brings me back from a brief hiatus.
Over the years we have been celebrating this anniversary with various contributors and writers pouring their own thought out about Rafi Sahab in innumerable posts in the blog.

Rafi Sahab is the 2nd highest contributor to the blog, with 3202 songs posted and first is inevitably Lata Mangeshkar with 3793 songs. These two are closely followed by Asha Bhonsle with 2955 songs posted in the blog. Among these giant artists, Rafi Sahab held his own. No other male singer is in the same league with such volume of songs.

As usual, looking for a song to post, I got hold of a few Rafi songs from the 50’s decade, and saved the links and info on a new file. The final selection was a fun and mischief song, and I thought I always end up posting a happy sounding song for death anniversary and a sad song for birth anniversary. Then just as I was to start writing the post, I thought of the film Aas Paas (1980) and found that the film’s following 3 songs only are posted:

Song Date of post
Tum jo chale gaye to hogi badi kharaabi 31 March 2009
Hamko bhi gham ne maara 6 December 2013
Shahar mein charcha hai 31 March 2019

This leaves the last film song recorded by Rafi sahab, not posted. So, I decided that it is time for this one to feature on this 42nd anniversary. This is a four liner snippet(Qata’a), but the sheer significance and the world of meanings and emotions expressed in the words by Anand Bakshi, compositions by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the melodiously emotive voice of Rafi Sahab, makes this a classic on its own. He gives his all and more to these four lines in his own fashion, as only he could.

A trivia about the film, related to Rafi sahab:

• Director J. Om Prakash dedicated this film to singer Mohammed Rafi. The dedication in the film’s opening credits read “I dedicate this film to Mohd. Rafi, a great friend, a great human being and a great singer. He sang the last song of his life for this film. His loving memory will live forever with his songs.”.

“Aas Paas” was only one of the spates of films, in which Rafi sahab’s songs were there and some where no songs were there, which were dedicated to him. As per Wikipedia page, after his death, numerous Hindi movies were dedicated to Rafi, including: Allah Rakha, Mard, Coolie, Desh-Premee, Naseeb, Aas-Paas and Heeralal-Pannalal.

The major hit films of 1980, Qurbani (1980), Dostana (1980), Karz (1980), The Burning Train (1980), Abdullah (1980), Shaan (1980), Aasha (1980), Aap To Aise Na The (1980), Naseeb (1981) and Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981) had Rafi songs.

I have heard Pyarelal of Laxmikant Pyarelal duo, talk of this song’s recording in various interviews and TV shows. Rafi sahab had recorded the duet “Shehar mein charcha hai’ for the film and was about to leave the recording studio. Laxmikant Pyarelal suddenly remembered that this snippet to play at the end of the film is also to be recorded. They requested him to record it too, and as usual Rafi Sahab had no qualms in doing as requested. Another version of the same day’s events says that, after recording the snippet, Rafi sahab was leaving, and uncharacteristically, he asked Laxmikant Pyarelal, “Achha to main chalun?”. The duo was perplexed, as Rafi sahab never asked for permission in this way. A few days later the end came on the night of 31st July.

This was the way it was meant to happen, was written in destiny. Fitting too in a way, that Rafi sahab’s last song should be with a team with whom he sang highest no. of songs. As a swan song, this song has left an indelible mark on the memories of our generation and for generations to come.

One cannot help but wonder, where would we be, how incomplete we would have been without this eternal voice, the unabashed ‘aashique’ for romantic songs, the qawwal who could call himself ‘Mansoor’ and also ‘Akbar Ilahbadi’ , who routinely would switch to 4 different voices while singing for 4 bit actors, in the same breath. The one, who was called the God’s voice and the one who could effortlessly emote, while singing any type of song in any meter and at any pitch.

The voice of carefree Dev Anand, the generous Sunil Dutt, the mischief of Shammi Kapoor, the majnooniyat of Rishi Kapoor, the rustic suaveness of Dilip Kumar, the ‘jin’ness of Mehmood, the tipsy Johnny walker, the earnest tragedy of Guru Dutt, the seriousness of Bharat Bhooshan, the cut n dried Rajendra Kumar, the aristocrat Raj Kumar, the brash Jeetendra, the chocolaty Navin Nischal and Sanjay Khan, and the crispy wit of Shashi Kapoor, the unevenness of Rajesh Khanna and the heady rise of Amitabh Bachchan.

Did we really get to capture 100 shades of rainbow colours and still complaining……ungrateful? Having witnessed a pinnacle of human civilization, a miraculous creation of God Almighty, I am forever thankful and grateful, for being born in the Rafi era and not before.

Video:

Audio:

Song-Tu kahin aas paas hai dost (Aas Paas)(1980) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Tere aane ki ee
aas hai dost….
shaam phir kyun
udaas
hai ae ae dost…..
mehki mehki fizaa aa
yeh kehti hai ae
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost
tu kahin
aas paas hai dost

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Devnagri Script lyrics
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तेरे आने की ई
आस है दोस्त….
शाम फिर क्युं
उदास
है ए ए दोस्त…..
महकी महकी फ़िज़ा अ
यह कहती है ए ए
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त
तु कहीं
आस पास है दोस्त


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Blog Day :

5126 Post No. : 17075

Today 31st July we remember the ‘divine voice’ of Hindi Film Music Late Shri Mohd Rafi Sahab on his Remembrance Day and pay our tributes to him on this blog.

Mohd Rafi left this world on 31st July 1980. Forty-two years have passed since he left this world. But, for the music lovers, not a single day passes without his voice ‘singing’ around us …

On this blog there have been many passionate, heartfelt, lovable posts on Rafi Saab in the past and they will continue in the future too.

I am not going to write about Rafi Saab’s voice, his songs or his personality and the many incidences which have been known to us about his generosity and all.

I would like to pay my tributes today to Rafi Saab by presenting one of his songs which touched me very much. I had come across this song during the month of January this year when it was being played on ‘Vividh Bharati’. I can now guess that it must be around 14th January the ‘Remembrance Day’ of music director Chitragupt ji. This programme was dedicated to him. Since then, I had listened to this song many times. Not only the singing of this song, but the whole composition is ‘simply great’ in terms of its lyrics and music. Lyrics for this song are by Shailendra ji.

This song is from the Bhojpuri movie or rather the ‘first Bhojpuri movie’ ‘Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962’.
So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

This movie made its’ debut on the blog on 23.04.2015 with its song ‘kaahe bansuriya bajaule re sudh bisraule’.
This post was presented by Shri. Sudhir jee and I would like to reproduce here what he has mentioned about this movie in his post.

This is the first Bhojpuri film that was made in India. An interesting anecdote behind its creation. At an film awards ceremony in late 1950s, the then President of India, Babu Rajendra Prasad, who hails from Bihar, spoke with Nazir Hussain, the renowned character actor, also from Bihar. The president queries why not make films in Bhojpuri language. In fact, Nazir Sb was already preparing a script for a Bhojpuri film, with this title. He promised the president that it will happen soon.
Nazir Husain discussed the script with Bimal Roy, but he did not express any great amount of interest in the project. A later chance meeting with Bishwanath Prasad, a businessman and a film distributor and exhibitor in Bihar, led to a more interested commitment, and the film was launched with financing from the businessman. The film was completed in 1962. A special screening was arranged for the President, before the public release. The film was released to public in 1963.

The title of the film refers to a tradition in Bihar that says, ‘Mother Ganga, I will offer you the auspicious yellow sari’. The word ‘piyari’ represent the yellow sari. The tradition is that people will pray to Mother Ganges, and place their wish to her, in their prayers. On the fulfilment of their wishes, they will make an offering the auspicious yellow sari, to Mother Ganges.

“Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962” was directed by Kundan Kumar for ‘Nirmal Pictures’.
It had Kumkum, Aseem Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Mishra, Helen, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Sinha, Tun Tun, Mangala Prasad, T.N. Sinha, Keshav Rana, Amal Sen, Kesarbai, Mastram, Bhushan Tiwari, Daya Devi, Dubey, Kumari Padma and others.

This movie had six songs (including one multiple version song) written by Shailendra and composed to music by Chitragupt.

Lata Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi Saab and on screen it is played in the background when the heroine of the movie Kumkum is getting married. Also seen the picturisation of this song is Leela Mishra, Nazir Hussain, Aseem Kumar, and many other artistes.

This song sung by Rafi Sahab is the only song sung by him in this movie (as per the list of songs and singers mentioned for them in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

Let us now listen to this heart wrenching song sung by none other than Rafi Sahab.

(I would also like to given here a brief translation of this song mentioned on a You Tube link by a enthusiastic reader

Shut in a cage of gold, the bird’s heart is sad, the branch of the tree is broken, the nest is scattered, and the blue sky is lost forever. With tear filled eyes the mute bird, the beloved daughter of her mother, is going away to an unknown place. O my father these pearls of my tears I leave behind with you. Her friends kept shedding tears as the hunter took the bird away. My dear forget about me and let go off all the hopes of our meting again.

Video


Audio

Song-Sonwa ke pinjra mein (Ganga Maiyya Tohre Piyari Chadhaibo)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
chhoot gayile neel re aakaash
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
dhari gayile ham tohre paas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
chhodi de milan ke tu aas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas


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Blog Day :

5092 Post No. : 17019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good Bye.

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Gesuon Ka Saaya Meri Jaan Jis Ne Paaya  (Love And Murder) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Aziz Kashmiri, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

5071 Post No. : 16992 Movie Count :

4605

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.05.1975.

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

Ravindra Jain also composed the music for this movie.

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

5068 Post No. : 16984

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

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

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

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

This movie was passed by censor board on 12.04.1973.

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

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

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

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

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

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

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

Let us now listen to today’s song …


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

Lyrics

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

5059 Post No. : 16973

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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


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

Blog Day :

5053 Post No. : 16967

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sl. No.

Song

Lyrics

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jab Toone Kuchh Na Kiya
Main To Chala Jidhar Chale Rasta

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

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

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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