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Blog Day :

4520 Post No. : 16077

“Gunaahon Ka Devta”(1967) was directed by Devi Sharma for Janta Chitra, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajshree, Jeetendra, Mehmood, Leela Chitnis, Auna Irani, Randheer, Tuntun, Farida, Shahid, S K Prem, Sujata, Jeewan, Jankidas etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs (including one multiple version song) have been covered so far. Here are the details of the songs of this movie:-

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Chaahaa thaa banoon pyaar ki raahon ka devata 22.07.2010
02 Raam kare kahin nainaa naa uljhen 30.07.2010
03 Teer aankhon ke jigar ke paar kar do yaar tum 13.07.2012
04 Ham ko to barbaad kiyaa hai aur kisey barbaad karoge (multiple version song) 22.07.2020
05 Mehfil mein shama chamki parwaane chale aaye 08.10.2020

The seventh and final song from “Gunaahon Ka Devtaa”(1967) is a light hearted comic relief song sung by Rafi and picturised on Mehmood. Mehmood too utters a fe sentences in the song. Lyrics are by Hasrat Jaipuri. Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.

Music of the song is reminiscent of another Shankar Jaikishan composition namely “hum kaale hain to kya dilaale hain”.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the songs of “Gunaahon Ka Devtaa”(1967) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Main marne chala hoon (Gunaahon Ka Devtaa)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Mehmood

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

Hoshiyaar
Arey khabardar
Mere ko mat rokna
Main jaa rahaa hoon

arey todi naakh tablaa
ne phodi naakh peti
Main jaa rahaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Are ab rokne se kya faydaa
jab chidiyaa chug gayi khet

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Aye husn teri khaatir
O husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Ye maut bhi darwaazaa hai
milne ka meri jaan
Ye maut bhi darwaazaa hai
milne ka meri jaan
mar kar bhi jiyaa karta hai
hokar amar insaan
mar kar bhi jiyaa karta hai
hokar amar insaan
Majnu ki qasam
Raanjhe ki qasam
Meri jaan ki qasam
arey mere babaji qasam
Dadaji ki qasam
kakaji ki qasam
arey Padm ji ki qasam

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Atka huaa armaan dil e maasoom se nikle
Atka huaa armaan dil e maasoom se nikle
Aashiq ka janaazaa hai
badi dhoom se nikle ae
Aashiq ka janaazaa hai
badi dhoom se nikle ae
lailaa ki qasam
shirin ki qasam
ke sar ki qasam
arey meri maa ki qasam
meri dadi ki qasam
meri nani ki qasam
mar gayaa babaji ee

Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Aye husn teri khaatir
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

Logon mere marne pe tum
Aansoo naa bahaanaa
Logon mere marne pe tum
Aansoo naa bahaanaa
Aa jaaye meri yaad to phir
Naachnaa gaaanaa
Aa jaaye meri yaad to phir
Naachnaa gaaanaa
Baiju ki qasam
taani ki qasam
tansen ki qasam
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon
Main marne chalaa hoon

arey main marne chalaa hoon oon oon …


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 :

4507 Post No. : 16050

Bhaari bhaari meena kumari
ghar mein jaa ke maara maari

This was the sales pitch sh’air by some urchins in Mumbai local trains, selling small items like hairbands, hair clips, fancy earrings, finger rings and combs etc. I have had an highly educating experience of travelling in local trains on regular basis from 1988 to 1994, during peak hours, traversing the length and breadth of Mumbai on central, western and harbor lines. The sales pitch and the bol bachchan street seller’s ingenuity in using colourful simile’s, in the present song reminded me of the long forgotten ditty above. (bhaari means costly or rich in mumbaiyya)

I have a tendency of getting involved in different types of hobbies and activities if they catch my interest. I usually follow these interests for a while till something else occupies the space in my time. In school we had a learning topic of ‘home science’. They taught cooking, stitching, crocheting, embroidery etc. But I was only doing those things, to the extent necessary. But crocheting and embroidery had sort of caught my interest and I dabbled in them whenever the opportunity arose. If my mom was doing some knitting, then I would want to take up crochet and finish the wool which she brought to knit some sweater etc. I found the creativity there fascinating, especially in embroidery. Also crocheting and embroidery with wool is quicker.

Once I saw an advert in a magazine for a thread manufacturing co. The ad had a very colourfully embroidered one dimensional ‘charminar’. Not the cigarette box, but the actual ‘charminar’ of Hyderabad. It must have been early or late 80’s. I liked the colourful mural like look of it so much, that I wanted to make it immediately. I got hold of whatever new cloth piece I could find at home, which happened to be orange. I made a drawing of the charminar on a paper and traced it on to the cloth. Once basic work is done, then there is the need for the colourful silk thread, plus a big size ring to fix the cloth and needles. All the paraphernalia was arranged and I set to work, till it finished. It is one my treasured created things, along with one another similar whimsy design which was actually front portion of a small jacket. Many years later I had that embroidered ‘charminar’ framed. Now that frame is also broken, and the orange cloth is lying somewhere in a drawer, waiting reframing or whatever is its destiny.

It so happened that I visited Hyderabad city in April 2019. There was a wedding to attend and some business related visit. It was my second visit there, first being in 2008, which incidentally coincided with the annual “Numa’ish”. It is a traditional yearly event in Hyderabad, which is an exhibition cum sale, on a huge scale and an area is devoted to this “numa’ish”. Special buses are run from the outskirts and surrounding areas for people to travel to and fro, and all that razzmatazz. People came for this exhibition in droves. Now I don’t know if it is the same with all the changes, huge malls being more attractive. I myself found it easier to roam around alone at IKEA, while my husband attended to business.

The annual “Numaish” is held in the second half of january and the night prior to ‘republic day’ all govt. building were lit up with colourful lights. We visited the ‘charminar’ on the night of 25th January, to see it aglow with white lights. During that visit we couldn’t go inside the monument, which we rectified during the 2019 visit. A portion of it was closed even, as it was damaged during the previous monsoon. The huge complex of ‘chowmohalla palace’ is in close vicinity, but it is like an oasis of peace, if feels like another place altogether in total contrast to the area surrounding ‘charminar’. I think it must have been a walled city once upon a time with its multiple gates in all 4 directions, as was traditional for great cities.

Now of course, the city manages to hold in great contrasts, with all the commercial areas hosting huge multinationals office complexes.

After the 2019 visited, I looked and looked for a song featuring the city of Hyderabad to post. But I did not find any such songs. But yesterday I was looking for a good song composed by Sardar Malik, and found this Rafi solo, a sales pitch song, composed by Sardar Malik, written by Hasrat Jaipuri which is entirely shot in locations of Hyderabad old city. It is said that “dhoondne se khudaa miltaa hai”, so what is a song, how would it not be found. I found this song when I had given up finding such a song. The movie is “Mera ghar mere bachche”(1960) and the song is picturised on Charlie. The films cast included Sohrab Modi, Sulochana, Sudesh Kumar, Kumari Naaz, Balraj – I, Daisy Irani, Kavita, Nana Palsikar, Subbiraj, Sadhna Chowdhry, and S’aadat Ali, apart from Charlie. This movie is produced and directed by Sohrab Modi.

The rendition by Rafi Sahab is as usual the star of the show second only to the magnificent charminar filmed 60 years ago. The print is good, so some other historical buildings can also be seen in the song, like Safdarjung museum(ghanta ghar), the Chowmohalla palace entrance etc.

6 out of the 9 songs in the movie are already posted in the blog :

Song Date posted
Bahaaron se poochho mere pyaar ko tum 22 September 2009
Dil mera naache thunak thunak 4 September 2010
Chanda ke desh mein rehti ek raani 11 March 2012
Wo hi oodi oodi ghataayen hain 1 July 2016
Zulm bhi karte hain aur kehte hain ke fariyaad na kar 19 June 2017
Peena haraam hai to nigaahen milaa ke pee 4 September 2020

The expressions in the song, like ‘sauda haathhon haathh hai’ , ‘muraaden dil ki bar aayen’, ‘andhere mein bahot kuchh soojh jaayegaa’, ‘aap ki munh mein ghee shakkar’,’ maare sharam ke phir gayaa paani’, so freely used are a refreshing reminder of a very civilized part of mumbaiyya dialect.

Video :

audio :

Song-Le lo jee paanch paanch aane (Mera Ghar Mere Bachche)(1960) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

Mud mud ke
har koyi dekhe
maal mein kuchh to baat hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane
haan
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane ae

yeh kangha leejiye
baabu
muraaden dil ki bhar aayen
koyi ganja
kare sar mein
to us ke baal aa jaayen
meraa surmaa
agar aise
ke ji andhaa lagaayegaa
to andhe ko
andhere mein
bahot kuchh soojh jaayegaa aa

ye surmaa kya hai jadoo mantar
aap ki munh mein ghee shakkar
jo bhi chaaho
le lo saayin
paise ki sab baat hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai
le lo ji le lo o
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane
haan aane
le lo ji le lo o
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane

ham ko London ka powder maangtaa hai
mem saab
idhar to India ka maal miltaa hai
haan khaalis hindustaani
hindustaani
chhee chhee chhee

hamaare desh ke har maal pe
duniyaa hai deewaani
videshi maal per
maare sharam ke
phir gayaa paani
lagaate hain nazar ham par
yeh cheeni aur japaani
chali aati hai lene maal
inglistaan ki naani
inglistaan ki naani eeee

tum letaa London se takkar
aap ke munh mein ghee shakkar
London waale laakh jalen
par uparwaala saathh hai
paise do aur maal utthaao
sauda haathhon haathh hai ae
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zama..aane
haan aa
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane aewaah
le lo ji le lo
paanch paanch aane ae
aayenge phir na aa
aise zamaane


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 :

4505 Post No. : 16046 Movie Count :

4387

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 112 # Debutant movie – Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973
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While discussing this song ‘chhoone na doongi main haath re’ from ‘Zindagi-1964’ Atul ji had given the complete details of filmography(or discography) of Shankar-Jaikishan.

I was looking for a movie where music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the movie was yet to be introduced on the blog. The filmography starts from ‘Barsaat-1949’ and the last movie in this list is ‘Love In Bombay-2013’.
The oldest movie in the list not yet introduced on the blog is ‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’. I am presenting a song from this movie today.

‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’ was directed by Sultan Ahmed for ‘Golden Films, Bombay’. It was produced by Tony Walker.

It had Mumtaz, Sameer, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Nadira, with Jayshree T., Malka, Randhir, Yunus Parvez, Master Ripple, Baby Deepali, Moolchand Kapoor, Master Ejaz and Chaman Puri and Johny Walker.

This movie was written by Mushtaq Jalili, and editing of this movie was done by M.S. Shinde.

This movie had total five songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Here are the details of these songs;

Song Lyricist
Dekho dil na kisi ka toote… pyaar ka rishtaa sachchaa rishta, baaki rishte jhoothhe Indeevar
O ho ho ho … aansoo ko paseene mein badlo … mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai Indeevar
Oye, nakh nakh nakhre waali… de de re dil mera … Shakeel Badayuni
Mera naam hai Flory … Shakeel Badayuni
Haay haay dukhi jaaye mori kamariyaa… Shakeel Badayuni

Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonlse and Sharda had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

The songs in this movie were penned by Shakeel Badayuni (who by the time of release of this movie had passed away on 20.04.1970) and Indeevar.

For today’s presentation I have selected a motivational song sung by Rafi Saab. Lyrics are by Indeevar. And music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

With today’s song, ‘Pyaar Ka Rishtaa-1973’ makes its debut on the blog …

Let us now listen to this song with a message….

Video

Audio

Song-Aansoo ko paseene mein badlo (Pyaar Ka Rishtaa)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

o ho ho ho o
o ho o °°°°°°°°

aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai
aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

ik pal mein chhupaa hai ik jeewan
ik pal na bitaanaa baaton mein
kismat na sitaaron mein dekho
kismat hai tumhaare haathhon mein
baaton se kuchh bhi nahin hota
haathhon hi se kuchh bantaa hai
mehnat ka naam hai taaj mahal
mehnat ka naam ajanta hai
insaan ka paseena girte hi
patthar se phool nikalta hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai
aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

ik roz to daulat ke badle
mehnat ka sikkaa chalnaa hai
mehnat ka sikkaa chalnaa hai
saara sansaar badalnaa hai
jab mehnat ki qeemat hogi
chaandi na kahin chal paayegi
sikkon mein nahin dhal paayegi
mehnat ko nahin chhal paayegi ee
haathon ki haraarat lagte hi *
pal mein faulaad pighalta hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

aansoo ko paseene mein badlo
mehnat se naseeb badaltaa hai
ye itna hi sach hai jitna
sooraj har roz nikalta hai

* (in audio link)
(haathon ki taaqat ke aage
parbat ka dil bhi dehaltaa hai)

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ हो हो हो ओ
ओ हो ओ°°°°°°°°
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

इक पल में छुपा है इक जीवन
इक पल न बिताना बातों में
किस्मत न सितारों में देखो
किस्मत है तुम्हारे हाथों में
बातों से कुछ भी नहीं होता
हाथों ही से कुछ बनता है
मेहनत का नाम है ताज महल
मेहनत का नाम अजंता है
इंसान का पसीना गिरते ही
पत्थर से फूल निकलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

इक रोज़ तो दौलत के बदले
मेहनत का सिक्का चलना है
मेहनत का सिक्का चलना है
सारा संसार बदलना है
जब मेहनत की कीमत होगी
चांदी न कहीं चल पाएगी
सिक्कों में नहीं ढल पाएगी
मेहनत को नहीं छल पाएगी ई
हाथों की हरारत लगते ही *
पल में फौलाद पिघलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है
आँसू को पसीने में बदलो
मेहनत से नसीब बदलता है
ये इतना ही सच है जितना
सूरज हर रोज़ निकलता है

*(श्रवण कड़ी में)
(हाथों की ताक़त के आगे
परबत का दिल भी दहलता है )


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 :

4505 Post No. : 16045

On our blog we have as many as eleven movies containing the word ‘Doctor’ in their titles.

Three of these eleven movies have already been YIPPEED. 😊

Here are the status of these movies in the blog:-

Movie Name Year Songs covered/status of the movie on the blog
Naqli Doctor 1933 1 of 14 songs posted
Dr Madhurika 1935 1 of 9 songs posted
Doctor 1941 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Dr Kumar 1944 1 of 8 songs posted
Lady Doctor 1944 1 of 10 songs posted
Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani 1946 3 of 7 songs posted
Dhobi Doctor 1954 2 of 7 songs posted
Dr Z 1959 3 of 8 songs posted
Dr Shaitaan 1960 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Dr Vidya 1962 All Songs covered (Yippeeee’ed)
Doctor X 1972 1 of 6 songs posted

Today we are going to listen to a song from the movie ‘Doctor-Z’ of the year 1959.

I had come across a song of this movie sung by Rafi Saab long back (in 2014) when I was contributing lyrics on daily basis 😊 However this song missed out from being covered on the blog.

When I came across this song for the first time I was wondering if there was a movie with such title? But then, why not? we already have a ‘Doctor-X’. Then we have a ‘Dhobi Doctor’, a pure ‘Doctor’ and even a ‘Naqli Doctor’ 😊 (I mean in the list of movies) on the blog.

And one Doctor is ‘shaitaan’ too 😊 (wrong person in the ‘noble’ people’s company. 😊

The company of ‘Lady Doctor (s) -1944’ seems to be genuine with the support of Dr Madhurika, Dr Vidya and Dr Kumar. And I can see one ‘Doctor Ramesh-1949’ yet to join this company and need to check more in details. But I certainly remember ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut-1990’ and that stirs my heart too.

I do not remember to have watched any of the above movies except ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ which I watched on ‘Doordarshan’, If my memory serves me right.

As per information available in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) today’s movie ‘Doctor-Z’ had Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishnakumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tun Tun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Roosi, Bismillah, Baburao Pahalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Balaram, Dhondu, M.K. Hasan, Karandikar, Sheetal Kumar and others.

This movie was directed by Jaal for ‘Baaliwala Films’ Bombay. Jaal was also the producer of this movie.

This movie had eights songs composed by Manohar and lyrics were penned by Akhtar Romani- fives songs and Jafar Rahi- one song. HFGK is silent on the lyricists for the remaining two songs.

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani Zafar Rahi Being covered now
02 Jaan bhi le jo kahe zamaanaa, maan bhi le…
03 Tere gore rang pe mar gaye… sanam teri chaahat mein
04 Main hoon bhaiyya dim timkar Akhtar Romani 01.03.2019
05 Ye bheegi bheegi raat gagan par taaron ki baraat Akhtar Romani 31.10.2018
06 Dil ko lagaa ke bhool se dil ka nishaan mitaa diya Akhtar Romani
07 Sitaaron tum chamakte ho… aasmaan pe hai Akhtar Romani
08 Hello sweety seventeen, kaisi hai tabiyat Akhtar Romani 09.11.2011

Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Talat Mahmood, Uma Devi and Balbir had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.10.1959.

From the above table we can see that the first song of this movie was posted on 09.11.2011 and after that second song was posted almost a gap of seven years, but the third song from this movie was posted the next year. Today’s song is being posted after another year, so the last three songs from the movie have been covered at the rate of one song every year. 😊

Today’s song is written by Zafar Rahi and it is sung by Mohd Rafi. Music is composed by Manohar.

I have not yet listened to other songs of this movie but many seems to be already available and I am sure they must be interesting songs to listen and enjoy.

Let us now enjoy this soulful rendition by Rafi Saab and some great heart touching lyrics by Zafar Rahi …

bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
ashqon ki zubaani hain
kuchh aahon ki zubaani
ashqon ki zubaani hai
kuchh aahon ki zubaani

(audio)
Song-Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani (Dr Z)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Zafar Rahi, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani

Kitni hi ummeedon se sajaai hai ye duniya
Main khush thha ke khud
Maine banaayi hai ye duniya
Lekin teri duniya ne jalaa di meri duniya
Yaad aate hain wo din to
Sulagtaa hai kalejaa
Thhamta nahin aahon ka dhuaan
Seene ke andar
Rukti nahin roke se
In ashqon ki rawaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani

Ujadi huyi basti ka nishaan tak nahin milta
wo aag lagaayi ke dhuaan tak nahin milta
Har geet khushi ka hai
Sisakti huyi fariyaad
Seene se lagaaye huye
Phirta hoon bas ek yaad
Honthon pe kuchh aahen hai
To aankhon me kuchh aansoo
Le de ke yahi reh gayi
ik saari nishaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani

Bhagwaan mujhe dekh ke main
Haq pe ladaa hoon
Sachchaai ka deepak liye
Aandhi mein khadaa hoon
Andhiyaaron se imaan ki
Baaten na chhupengi ee
Thhak jayegaa raahi
Kabhi raahen na thhakengi ee
Sach bol kahin dil tera
Patthhar to nahin hai ae ae ae
Chup chaap jo suntaa hain tu
Insaan ki kahaani
Ashqon ki zabaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zabaani
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani
Ashqon ki zubaani hai
Kuchh aahon ki zubaani

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी

कितनी ही उम्मीदों से सजाई है ये दुनिया
मैं खुश था के खुद
मैंने बनायीं है ये दुनिया
लेकिन तेरी दुनिया ने जला दी मेरी दुनिया
याद आते है वो दिन तो
सुलगता हा कलेजा
थमता नहीं आहों का धुंआ
सीने के अन्दर
रूकती नहीं रोके से
इन अश्कों की रवानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी

उजड़ी हुयी बस्ती का निशाँ तक नहीं मिलता
ओ आग लगाई के धुंआ तक नहीं मिलता
हर गीत ख़ुशी का है
सिसकती हुयी फ़रियाद
सीने से लगाए हुए
फिरता हूँ बस एक याद
होंठों पे कुछ आहें है
तो आँखों में कुछ आँसू
ले दे के यही रह गयी
इक सारी निशानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी

भगवान् मुझे देख के मैं
हक पे लड़ा हूँ
सच्चाई का दीपक लिए
आंधी में खडा हूँ
अंधियारों से ईमान की
बातें न छुपेंगी ई
थक जाएगा राही
कभी राहे न थकेंगी ई
सच बोल कहीं दिल तेरा
पत्थर तो नहीं है ए ए ए
चुप चाप जो सुनता हैं तू
इंसान की कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी
भगवान् इक इंसान की सुनाता हूँ कहानी
अश्कों की जुबानी है
कुछ आहों की जुबानी


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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4494 Post No. : 16022

Today’s song is from the film Shri Rambhakta Hanuman-1948.

Looking back, I find that my last post was on Muslim films in India, in which I had discussed the situation rather in details. And now this post immediately on Hindu Mythology !
May sound somewhat strange, but not to me. From childhood, I developed a religious mindset, but my father ensured to impress on me that Religion is strictly a personal matter and one must decide how much importance one should give to Religion in one’s life. I have followed this principle till today and I treat all religions with the same reverence. Excess or exhibition of Religion publicly – unnecessarily – is anathema to me and I feel it must be avoided. This is my opinion.

Film Shri Rambhakta Hanuman-48 was the first of the Mythological films Homi Wadia’s Basant Pictures had made. Due to the extraordinary success of religious films from Prakash Pictures, suddenly there was a spurt in making Mythological films. Though Prakash Pictures made hit films like Bharat Milap-42 and Ram Rajya-43, in their films, the entire focus was on Shri Ram and Seeta Mai. They did not give any importance to Hanuman in their films. When I checked the credits of these two films yesterday, I found that Hanuman’s name was not there in the credits and we do not know who did that role ! Sensing this as an opportunity, the business minded Wadia made a film on Hanuman as the central character.

From the day films started getting made in India, in the silent film era, the Religious and Mythological stories were used to make films. The simple reason was Indian audience was well versed in such stories from Puranas, Ramayan or Mahabharat, from generations, all over the country. This was a common thread between various states of India. Thus, even when Talkie films started, initially, many such films were made in almost all languages. Actually, such Mythological films were a guarantee to recover the invested money and a handsome profit too !

When the influence of social films increased in the 40’s decade, religious films were made less, but it is worth noting that the most popular Religious Films ever, like Ramrajya, Bharat Milap and Har Har Mahadev etc were made during this period only.

The Best and the Golden period for Religious films was the 50’s decade- 1951 to 1960. In these 10 years, as many as 124 Religious and Mythological films were made. This works out to an average of ONE film EVERY MONTH for 10 continuous years. later on, however, making of such films tapered consistently and nowadays, Religious and Mythological stories can only be seen on the Home Television.

What is the difference between Religious and Mythological films ? Are they the same ? No, there is a difference. Films based on stories from Puranas ( which is a mix of imagination and History in symbolic way) are Mythological Films. Examples are ‘ Ganga Maiyya’ or ” Ram Hanuman Yuddha ” or ” Ram Rajya ” etc. Films based on Bhakti or Upasana , involving Historical stories, persons or happenings are Religious films. Examples are ” Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu”, ” Sant Tukaram” or ‘ Mahatma Kabeer’ etc.

Don’t be surprised by seeing the Music Director’s name in the cast. Yes he is the same person. Tripathi was not an occasional actor, but a regular one. As a Music Director, Tripathi gave music to 107 films, composing 863 songs therein. He was an All rounder. He was a story writer, composer, Producer, Director and an Actor. He even sang 13 songs in 7 films, in his early career. Tripathi directed 18 films and acted in as many as 83 films !

Though his music was good, he remained branded as a Mythological, Religious, costume and fantasy film composer. Rarely he got any social film as a MD. Even as a Director he directed only 5 Social films. His role as Hanuman in Mythological films was popular. In films where Mahipal was doing Ram’s role, Tripathi used to be the Hanuman. These were mostly Wadia films. Prakash Pictures also produced Mythological films, their films never gave importance to Hanuman. Some unknown actor was used for that role. Basant Pictures gave importance to Hanuman and Tripathi was fixed for it.

Wadia’s action, costume and fantasy films were very popular in the Middle East and Pakistan. When they made ” Rambhakta Hanuman”- in 1948, they had a problem. Partition had taken place and Pakistan was a New Muslim country. Wadia’s were worried if this Mythological film would be received well there. The major role of Hanuman was done by S N Tripathi. How to export this Hindu religious film in Muslim countries like Pakistan and the Middle East, was a major problem. A simple trick solved this problem. Wadias changed the title of this film copy for Export and it was named ” Udta Bandar ” (उडता बंदर ). With this new title the film became a Hit in that Territory !

Now coming to God Hanuman….Lord Hanuman is a Hindu god and divine vanara companion of the god Rama. Lord Hanuman is one of the central characters of the Hindu epic Ramayana. He is an ardent devotee of Rama and one of the chiranjeevis. He is also mentioned in several other texts, such as the epic Mahabharata and the various Puranas. Lord Hanuman is also the son of the wind-god Vayu, who in several stories played a direct role in Lord Hanuman’s birth.

Evidence of devotional worship to Lord Hanuman is largely absent in these texts, as well as in most archaeological sites. According to Indologists , the theological significance of Lord Hanuman and devotional dedication to him emerged about 1,000 years after the composition of the Ramayana, in the 2nd millennium. After the arrival of Islamic rule in the Indian subcontinent Bhakti movement saints such as Samarth Ramdas have positioned Hanuman as a symbol of nationalism and resistance to persecution. In the modern era, his iconography and temples have been increasingly common. He is viewed as the ideal combination of “strength, heroic initiative and assertive excellence” and “loving, emotional devotion to his personal god Rama”, as Shakti and Bhakti. In later literature, he is sometimes portrayed as the patron god of martial arts such as wrestling and acrobatics, as well as activities such as meditation and diligent scholarship. He symbolizes the human excellence of inner self-control, faith, and service to a cause, hidden behind the first impressions of a being who looks like an Ape-Man Vanara.

The meaning or origin of the word “Hanuman” is unclear. One interpretation of “Hanuman” is “one having a disfigured jaw”. This version is supported by a Puranic legend wherein infant Hanuman mistakes the Sun for a fruit, heroically attempts to reach it, and is wounded in the jaw for his attempt.

Linguistic variations of “Hanuman” include Hanumat, Anuman (Tamil), Hanumantha (Kannada), Hanumanthudu (Telugu). Other names include:Anjaneya, Anjaniputra, Kesari Nandan, Vayuputra, Bajrangbali, Sankat Mochan, Maruti, Kapishwara, Ramdoot etc etc.

In Valmiki’s Ramayana, estimated to have been composed before or in about the 3rd century BCE, Hanuman is an important, creative character as a simian helper and messenger for Rama. The character evolved over time, reflecting regional cultural values. It is, however, in the late medieval era that his profile evolves into more central role and dominance as the exemplary spiritual devotee, particularly with the popular vernacular text Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas . According to scholars , during a period of religious turmoil and Islamic rule of the Indian subcontinent, the Bhakti movement and devotionalism-oriented Bhakti yoga had emerged as a major trend in Hindu culture by the 16th-century, and the Ramcharit Manas presented Rama as a Vishnu avatar, supreme being and a personal god worthy of devotion, with Hanuman as the ideal loving devotee with legendary courage, strength and powers.

During this era, Hanuman evolved and emerged as the ideal combination of shakti and bhakti. Stories and folk traditions in and after the 17th century, began to reformulate and present Hanuman as a divine being, as a descendant of deities, and as an avatar of Shiva. He emerged as a champion of those religiously persecuted, expressing resistance, a yogi, an inspiration for martial artists and warriors, a character with less fur and increasingly human, symbolizing cherished virtues and internal values, and worthy of devotion in his own right. As Hindu monks morphed into soldiers, they often named their organizations after Hanuman. This evolution of Hanuman’s character, his religious status, and his cultural role as well as his iconography, continued through the colonial era and into post-colonial times.

According to Hindu legends, Hanuman was born to mother Anjana and father Kesari. Hanuman is also called the son of the deity Vayu (Wind god) because of legends associated with Vayu’s role in Hanuman’s birth. One story mentioned in Eknath’s Bhavartha Ramayana states that when Anjana was worshiping Vayu, the King Dasharatha of Ayodhya was also performing the ritual of Putrakameshti yagna in order to have children. As a result, he received some sacred pudding (payasam) to be shared by his three wives, leading to the births of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. By divine ordinance, a kite snatched a fragment of that pudding and dropped it while flying over the forest where Anjana was engaged in worship. Vayu, the Hindu deity of the wind, delivered the falling pudding to the outstretched hands of Anjana, who consumed it, leading to the birth of Hanuman.

The Ramayana locates the birthplace of Hanuman in Kishkindha. Anjaneri Anjanadri (Near Hampi) in Gangavathi Taluk Koppal District, Karnataka is one of a number of places that claim to be the location of Kishkindha. ( Collated from information from the book ” The primer of Hinduism” by Dr. D.S.Sarma, pub.1922 and wiki, with thanks.)

I have seen this film many times. I liked the bhajans in this film. Trick scenes, yes, of course. But one thing…trick scenes in Shri Krishna’s films abound, but in Ram kathas, they are minimal. This is because Ram was depicted and behaved as an ordinary mortal, establishing righteousness, and upholding religion. He was a Model human being and thus called Maryada Purushottam. Whereas Krishna taught us how to act Tit for Tat with wicked persons. His principle was, lying or cheating for the right cause is OK. Krishna’s teachings seem more relevant in today’s times.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this film to feature here. In the 50’s decade Rafi must have sung maximum Bhajans in his career. As per the book ” Rafinama ” by Isak Mujawar, Rafi started singing Bhakti Geet in films from the film “Bhakta Gopal Bhaiya”-1948. Same year he also sang Muslim Bhakti geet in film Rehnuma-48 under the baton of Dhumi Khan. However, how many Bhaktigeets he sang is not recorded anywhere. Anyway, enjoy this Bhajan…


Song-O jag ko basaanewaale mere mann ki kutiya basaao (Shriram Bhakt Hanuman)(1948) Singer-Rafi, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Ram Ram
ShreeRam Shree Ram
Ram ShreeRam
ShreeRam Ram Ram

o jag ke basaaane waale
o jag ke basaaane waale
mere man ki kutiya basaao
o jyoti jagaane waale
mere man ka deep jalaao
o jag ke basaaane waale
mere man ki kutiya basaao
Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram
Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram

Jab chhodi ratan nagariya
Jab chhodi ratan nagariya
kya bhaayegi ye kutiya
Jab chhodi ratan nagariya
kya bhaayegi ye kutiya
ravi shashi chamkaane waale
ravi shashi chamkaane waale
ye jugnu bhi chamkaao
o jag ke basaaane waale
mere man ki kutiya basaao
Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram

o roop salone shyaamal
tum pawan tumhi ho baadal
tum pawan tumhi ho baadal
o roop salone shyaamal
tum pawan tumhi ho baadal
tum pawan tumhi ho baadal
saagar lahraane waale
saagar lahraane waale
man gaagar mein aa jaao
o jag ke basaaane waale
mere man ki kutiya basaao
Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram

tum raho mere nainan mein
tum raho mere nainan mein
main pada rahoon charanan mein
tum raho mere nainan mein
main pada rahoon charanan mein
maaya phailaane waale
maaya phailaane waale
maaya se mujhe bachaao
o jag ke basaaane waale
mere man ki kutiya basaao
Ram Ram bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Ram
bhaj Ram Raaam


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 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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4494 Post No. : 16021 Movie Count :

4384

Sometime back, I had come across a list of unreleased songs of Mohammed Rafi on the internet. The number of such songs were close to 100. A scrutiny of the songs revealed that these were not necessarily unreleased songs. Some songs were from unreleased films which were released later on gramophone records in some cases. Then, there were songs which were composed for released films but were not picturised. Some songs were deleted from films mainly to reduce the length of the films. Some of the songs in the list have already been covered in our Blog.

To begin with, I checked from the list to see which of the songs, especially of 1940s and 50s are available on the video sharing platforms which are yet to be covered on the Blog. From the list, I found two of the earliest songs among others rendered by Rafi for an unreleased film, ‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ (1940s) which are yet to be covered in the Blog. I am presenting one of Rafi’s two songs in the film, ‘maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi’. The song has somewhat unusual lyrics by Surjeet Sethi.

Arun ji has confirmed that not much details about the film in HFGK such as the name of the director, star cast and other crews of the film is available except that it was produced under the banner of S. S. Moviemakers. One website (myswar.com) has shown the film as that of 1947 but as unreleased and has listed 7 songs in the film of which 2 songs were sung by Mohammed Rafi, 4 songs by Kusum Mantri and remaining one song sung by S Mohinder who was the music director. SAREGAMA has also listed S Mohinder as the music director for three mp3 clips of the songs of the film. All the songs were written by Surjeet Sethi.

I find from the filmography of S Mohinder that in most of the films for which he was the music director, Surjeet Sethi wrote lyrics for him. He wrote lyrics for S Mohinder in ‘Sehra’ (1948), ‘Neeli’ (1950), ‘Bahadur’ (1953), ‘Paapi’ (1953) and ‘Sau Ka Note’ (1955). After 1955, Surjeet Sethi seems to have given up writing lyrics for the film. After a gap of many years, Surjeet Singh’s name propped up as a producer-director-lyricist of an obscure film ‘Sandli’ (1980s, UR) for which S. Mohinder was the music director.

‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ (1940s UR) raises a point to ponder as to which was the debut film of music director S. Mohinder – ‘Sehra’ (1948) which has been marked as such or ‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ (1940s) songs of which were supposed to have been recorded in 1947? Surprisingly, I have not come across in any article on S. Mohinder or his interviews in which he had ever mentioned ‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ while discussing his film music.

I personally feel that ‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ may be the debut film both for music director, S. Mohinder and lyricist, Surjeet Sethi. First, the style of singing of Mohammed Rafi reminds me of his song in ‘Jugnu’ (1947). Secondly, I came to know from the Rajya Sabha interview which S Mohinder gave about 4 years back that he and Surjeet Sethi got acquainted with each other only during their train journey from Lahore to Bombay Central in May 1947, a few months before on the partition. During the conversation in the train, Surjeet Singh introduced himself as a shaayar. Their friendship in Mumbai may have led to their collaboration in ‘Geet Aur Aansoo’ (1940s, UR) and some more films.

Audio Clip:

Song-Maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayee (Geet Aur Aansoo)(1947) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Surjeet Sethi, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi
liya aagosh mein jyonhi wo muskaayi
maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi

uski hansi ne khud ko naashaad kiya aa aa aa aa
uski hansi ne khud ko naashaad kiya aa aa aa
uski shokhee ne khud ko barbaad kiya
usko le doobi uski hi angdaayi
maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi
liya aagosh mein jyonhi wo muskaayi
maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi

mil gayi raakh mein aaj uski jawaani
mil gayi raakh mein aaj uski jawaani
maut ki dulhan bani wo husn ki raani ee
naseeb-e-maut ab teri kahaan sunaayi(?)
maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi
liya aagosh mein jyonhi wo muskaayi
maut uski jawaani pe lalchaayi
lalchaayi
lalchaayi


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.

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4491 Post No. : 16016

Today 3rd November’2020 is the eighty-third birth anniversary (born on 03.11.1937) of Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar popularly known as Laxmikant of the music duo of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. He would have been eighty-three today if he was alive and around us. But he passed away on 25.05.1998 at the age of sixty years.

As a tribute to him here is a song from the ‘1970’ movie ‘Himmat’.

‘Himmat-1970’ was directed by Ravi Nagaich for ‘Bharti International, Madras’.

It was a social movie. It had Mumtaz, Jeetendra, Prem Chopra, K.N. Singh, Naaz, Asit Sen, Tun Tun, Parveen Pal, Aruna Irani Jagdeep, Babi, Agra, Prabhakar Reddy and others.

So far, the following three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Song Posted on
Maan jaayiye maan jaayiye 20.06.2013
Jaal bichhe hain nigaahon ke 07.07.2013
Das gayi das gayi das gayi 02.08.2013

As we can see from above all the three songs were posted around the same time in 2013. However one song, whose lyrics were noted down during the same time is still pending. Today I am presenting that song from the movie. This song issung by Rafi Saab.

When I shared the above songs, I was not equipped with HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

When I went through the list of the songs of this movie in HFGK Vol-IV, I discovered that a surprise song was still remaining. Moreover there are two more songs in this movie that are yet to be covered.

So, this movie has seven songs as per the details given below (in their order of appearance in HFGK (which should be in order as per the movie too);

Song Posted on
Hip hip hurray … aao piyo peene ka zamaana aaya
Hai shukr ki tu hai ladka … kya hota meri tauba agar tu
Das gayi das gayi … naagan si zulfen teri 02.08.2013
Jaal bichhe hain nigaahon ke … gaal gulaabi hai 07.07.2013
Maan jaayiye maan jaayiye 20.06.2013
Main akeli badi mushqil ghadi … baat mere dil ki
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta

All the seven songs in this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and they were composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. HFGK mentions this song as the ‘theme song’ of the movie and I guess it is played in parts in the movie.

I came across one partial video of this song. The audio is for the full song and lyrics are noted as per audio version of this song,

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song written by Anand Bakshi. I like this song very much and hope you too will enjoy this motivational song …

Audio (Longer)

Video (Partial- second stanza)

Video (Partial- last stanza)

Song-Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta (Himmat)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Himmat karey insaan
Aa aa aa aa
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan

Karti hai jise galiyon mein badnaam ye duniya
Kehti hai jise hasrat e naakaam ye duniya
Karti hai jise galiyon mein badnaam ye duniya
Kehti hai jise hasrat e naakaam ye duniya
Ban jaaye wo armaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan

Himmat karey insaan
Aa aa aa aa
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan

Shikwe buri kismat ke hai bujhdil ke bahaane
Tinke ki tarah tujhko udaa daala hawaa ne
Shikwe buri kismat ke hai bujhdil ke bahaane
Tinke ki tarah tujhko udaa daala hawaa ne
Ban jaaye tu chattaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa aa aa

Jo waqt se dartey hain wo anjaan hain kitne
Wo kaam jo mushkil hai wo aasaan hain kitne
Jo waqt se dartey hai wo anjaan hai kitne
Wo kaam jo mushkil hai wo aasaan hai kitne
Ye raaz tu le jaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Ye jaan le naadaan to kya ho nahin sakta
Himmat karey insaan
Himmat karey insaan


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.

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4487 Post No. : 16008

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 109 # Tribute to actor Vinod Mehra #
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30th October’2020 is the thirtieth ‘Rememberance Day’ of one of the much loved and handsome actors of Hindi Film Industry – Vinod Mehra. He was born on 13th February’1945 and passed away at the young age of forty-five only. The news of his death shocked everybody at that time. He started his career in Hindi movies as a child artist in the late fifties and his career as an adult began in 1971.

‘Seventies’ saw many actors who may not have worked more or given many hits but somehow they have left their indelible impression in the mind of movie-goers and children grown in ‘seventies’ like me.

I think I can include names like Vinod Mehra, Navin Nischol, Vijay Arora, Anil Dhawan, Mahendra Sandhu, Vishal Anand etc. in this list. (I may be forgetting some and not recollecting at this moment).

That was a time when we were watching movies without being a ‘fan’ of anyone. The ‘thrill’ of watching movie in the ‘theatre’ and the whole atmosphere, the big ‘posters’ , the ‘ticket windows’, the different color tickets of various ‘classes’, the ‘namkeen moongfalli, or chanaa and ‘sharbat’ was other main attraction in the intervals and coming out of the theatre after the show ends was like landing back from ‘another planet’ to our own 😊

Vinod Mehra is one such name from those years which immediately reminfds us of his ever ‘smiling face’. His hair style and his looks, his physique and appearance on the screen always give a ‘warm’ feeling. His ‘emotional roles’ make our eyes misty and gave our hearts a stir. Such was his impact. And when I am writing about him, first time here on the blog, I feel like missing a friend or like familiar person very much and my mind constantly asking me – why is that people like him passed at so early? at the age of forty-five?
I think these lines from the today’s song best explain my thoughts for him today ‘tumse nahin pehchaan meri, phir bhi aise lagtaa hai pehle bhi kisi yug mein apna saath rahaa ho jaise’…

It was like he was around in one special corner of our heart always there in the midst of so many stars around.

I remember his photo with his signature sent to my Father in reply to his fan mail which was in his possession along with other ‘star’s’ letters.

Well, going back to the movies of Vinod Mehra which I remember to have watched …

If I try to recollect now the movies of his that comes to my mind as an oldest memory of him, of course, start with ‘tere nainon ke main deep jalaaungaa’ i.e. Anuraag-1972 which I must have watched with my parents. But the song continued to haunt me as a flashback all over the years and the other song and movie permanently embedded on my impressionable mind was ‘Do Khilaadi-1976’ – its song – ‘jhoomtaa saawan dekho aaya’ – never got erased from my memory.

In between I must have watched his ‘Do Phool-1973’, ‘Kunwaara Baap-1974’, ‘Raftaar-1975’, ‘Do Jhooth-1975’,’Naagin-1976’, ‘Ghar-1978’, ‘Chakravyuha-1978’, ‘Swarg Narak-1978’, ‘Dada-1979’, ‘The Burning Train-1980’, ‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’, ‘Khuddaar-1982’. I watched these movies either with my parents or my uncle.

For ‘Jaani Dushman-1979’ I was permitted to go alone and not take my younger brothers with me so that they don’t get scared watching and after watching the movie 😊

I watched his ‘Naukar Biwi Ka-1983’, ‘Dharam Aur Qanoon-1984’, ‘Jeene Nahin Doonga-1984’, ‘Locket-1986’, ‘Aag Hi Aag-1987’ with my brothers and cousins.

And I watched ‘Eeshwar-1989’ during my stay at Kota.

I watched his ‘Amardeep-1979’ in 2012 when Rajesh Khanna passed away and movies of Kaka were screened specially on a tv channel.

I watched his ‘Anurodh-1977’ on VCD, much later when I was in Nagpur in 2016 and liked his role very much.
The latest of his movie that I watch was ‘Aarop-1974’ which I watched on my laptop in Sep’2019 during my stay at Kenya (during my preparation for a post for BTYC).

I may have also watched his other movies but I am forgetting them like I think I had watched ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiyya-1976’ and later ‘Amarprem-1971’ may be on tv channels.

However, when I see his filmography now, I realized that I have yet to watch many of his movies from the seventies as well as of eighties till he was doing acting.

Coming back to today’s song now, it is from the movie ‘Ek Hi Raasta-1977’ wherein Vinod Mehra is lip syncing for Rafi Saab’s voice and music is composed by Rajesh Roshan. Lyrics are by Verma Malik.

Shabana Azmi and a child artist (Master Inderjeet/Master Asif/Master Babu?) are also seen in the picturization of this song.

One song from the movie was introduced by me here where in I have given the details of this movie – ‘Ek Hi Raasta-1977’. So, I will not repeat the same here, and instead I will give the details of songs from this movie in the following table (our new practice, so that whenever the movies are Yippeeee’ed on the blog we need to ‘insert’ the links of the respective songs only and update the table for grand ‘finale’ 😊

List of songs – ‘Ek Hi Raasta-1977’ as per HFGK (1971-1980) Vol-V; (in order of appearance there)

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted on
01 Akalmand ko ishaara… itni jaldi kahaan jaate ho Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar
02 Dil ko mila lo dil ko takra lo… I like what you are saying Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar, chorus
03 Dheere dheere sun more sajna… piya piya boley more kangnaa Lata Mangeshkar
04 Tumse nahin pehchaan meri … Mohd Rafi Being posted today
05 Bin saathi ke jeewan kya Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal 17.08.2015

Let us now enjoy today’s song and pay our tributes to the ever ‘smiling’ ‘charming’ Vinod Mehra.

I hope you will like the song too …

Video

Audio

Song-Tumse nahin pehchaan meri lekin aisa lagta hai (Ek Hi Raasta)(1977) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

(dialogues not included)

(Child’s laughing sound)

Tumse nahin pehchaan meri
Lekin aise lagta hai
Pehle bhi kisi yug mein apna
Saath rahaa ho jaise ae

Tumse nahin pehchaan meri
Lekin aise lagta hai
Pehle bhi kisi yug mein apna
Saath rahaa ho jaise

Tujhe dekh ke bhooli bisri
Tasveer ubhar aati hai
Yaad ki dhundhli si parchhaayee
Dil mein utar jaati hai
Donon ko naa yaad rahaa ho
Ho sakta hai aise
Pehle bhi kisi yug mein apna
Saath rahaa ho jaise ae

Tujhse mera kya naata
Jab samajh nahin paata hoon
Doob ke main gehraayiyon mein
Ye sochke reh jaata hoon
Kisi janam mein toone koi
vachan liya ho jaise
Pehle bhi kisi yug mein apna
Saath rahaa ho jaise ae
Tumse nahin pehchaan meri
Lekin aise ae lagta hai
Pehle bhi kisi yug me apna
Saath rahaa ho jaise ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(गीत के शुरुवात में दिए गए संवाद शामिल नहीं किये गए हैं)

(बच्चे के हंसने की आवाज़)

तुमसे नहीं पहचान मेरी
लेकिन ऐसे लगता है
पहले भी किसी युग में अपना
साथ रहा हो जैसे ए

तुमसे नहीं पहचान मेरी
लेकिन ऐसे लगता है
पहले भी किसी युग में अपना
साथ रहा हो जैसे ए

तुझे देख के भूली बिसरी
तस्वीर उभर आती है
याद की धुंधली सी परछाई
दिल में उतर जाती है
दोनों को ना याद रहा हो
हो सकता है ऐसे
पहले भी किसी युग में अपना
साथ रहा हो जैसे ए

तुझसे मेरा क्या नाता आ
जब समझ नहीं पाता हूँ
डूब के मैं गहराईयों में
ये सोचके रह जाता हूँ
किसी जनम में तूने कोई
वचन लिया हो जैसे
पहले भी किसी युग में अपना
साथ रहा हो जैसे ए

तुमसे नहीं पहचान मेरी
लेकिन ऐसे लगता है
पहले भी किसी युग में अपना
साथ रहा हो जैसे ए


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“Fifty Fifty”(1956) was produced and directed by Roshanlal Malhotra for Roopnagar Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nalini Jaiwant, M Rajan, David, Manmohan Krisgna, Lalita Kumari, Amar, Sundar, Gope, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Helen, Mumtaz, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Dubey, Lalita Kapoor etc, with guest appearances by Randheer, Jayant and Jeewan.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Fifty Fifty”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

ONly the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that the song is a beggar/ fakir song on some character artist.


Song-Kab tak tu Bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega(Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chhupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
arre us maalik ki jyoti
jag ke bhedi kya bande se dhokha khaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
arre tere ik ik din ka
kahaan phir uski nazron se tu bach ke jaayega
tera likha ek din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega aa aa
saamne aayega


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4481 Post No. : 15991

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 20
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25/10/2020 – Remembrance Day of Sahir Ludhianvi 

Koyi shaayar ta’aaruf ka mohtaaj ho saktaa hai lekin uss ki shaayari kisi ta’aaruf ki mohtaaj nahi honi chaahiye, chaahe wo shaayari doosri zubaan mein tarjuma shudaa hi kyun na ho”.

So began the article published in the Urdu magazine ‘Fann Aur Shakhsiyat’ (Sahir number), dated 22nd July 1958, written by Khwaaja Ahmed Abbas.

Sahir. . . ba-zubaan e khud
(Answering a question asked by Nida Fazli)

I am the youngest among my contemporaries except Kaifi considering my age. Faiz, Sardar, Niyaaz all are senior.  When Majaz’s ‘Aahang’ was published I was a student in Matric (Xth std) and at the time of publication of Faiz’s collection I was studying in BA. There are really effects of Faiz in some of my poems. Majaaz is more classical, which I like. Maybe it is more impressive in ‘Chaklay’. Every poet is impressed by his senior poets. But there is a difference in vinegar and its affects. Many of my poems tackle different topics like, Taj Mahal, chakla, avoidance (garez), and beautiful turn (khoobsurat mod) etc. No one’s 100% and perfect. In Faiz’s work there are more of comparisons (Anthropomorphization). The adjectives in my poems create an atmosphere. The personality of the poet also has an impact on his art and expression. There is an inner circle, the subject and vivid representation takes shape accordingly. By nature I belong to the middle class. Maybe I have still not managed to de-class myself. Years ago my poems were heard silently among the labourers.  But Kaifi would generate more claps. Some people have an opinion that Sahir is more liked the college going boys and girl, this is poetry of an immature brain. But I do doubt the maturity of brains of the people who think like this. I am product of this very circumstances and it is natural to be affected by it. But the poetry’s subjects and their treatment is also bound to change with the age of the poet, as in our times Hafeez and A’dam were very popular among elderly poets. We used to take part is these Mushaa’ire, recited our poems which were well liked by all. Firaaq says this even today that “Mushaa’iron ke ticket to Sahir ke naam par hi bikte hain”.

I know there are very few people who understand Urdu and fewer are interested in it in India. But the revived interest in Urdu poetry, contemporary as well as some poets belonging to the earlier generations, and other literary works, which is raising its head frequently, is heartening. Urdu poetry in itself is a strong statement. It is very important and significant in the 21st century and new millennia also, as it was in 19th and 20th centuries.

And Sahir is a big part of this strong statement. For his content and creative flexibility. There may be a way of looking at his poetry apart from his roots in leftist ideology.  I don’t think he died with, as strong sense of his ideology as he began his active poetic life.

I am fascinated by the impact of Allama Iqbal on his poetry.  He wrote this in early 40’s :

ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke
ye lut’te huye caaravan zindagi ke
kahaan hain, kahan hain, muhafiz khudi ke
sana-khwaan-e-taqdees-e-mashriq kahan hain

Very few poets have used the word ‘khudi’ after Iqbal so immediately after him.  In fact the philosophy of ‘khudi’ is the inherent identity of Iqbal’s literary and poetic work.  Here if Sahir is speaking of ‘khudi’ it must be a reference to glorification and paeans of the civilizational progress of the ‘mashriq’ sung by Iqbal.   The question by Sahir is still valid, as it was 80 years ago.  The question is much bigger than ever, exactly when and how much more, the personal integrity, conscience of each one of us singing praises of cultural, civilizational and religious values are going to go and face this shameful reality.

Allama Iqbal left this world in 1939.  For the impressionable youth, a rebellious one like Sahir, the impressive content and complete logical values in Iqbal’s considerable poetic output, could have felt like the shackles.  So he hits out, at the reality of society, more in self-defence to stop his own slide into the spirituality.  He wants to stay in the realm of the material and spirituality seems like a cave to him, with no way out.

But it is a fact that he ventured into the cave, with a parody too :

cheen-o-arab hamaara, hindostaan hamaara
muslim hain ham watan hai saara jahan hamaara

Bringing it down to the basic issues of survival with:

Cheen-o-arab hamaara, hindostan hamaara
Rehne ko ghar nahin hai, saara jahan hamaara

He takes this She’r of Iqbal ;

Na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
Jahaan hai tere liye tu nahin jahaan ke liye

And makes it;

Na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
Tera wajood hai ab sirf daastaan ke liye

He does satire, demoralise and ridicule the concept of humans being the supreme creation, and degenerates it.  Not that he has any answers or solutions to the angst expressed in “jinhen naaz hai hind par. . .”.   How the ideology he wore on his sleeve, must have been time and again, weighed against the religiosity and convictions of Iqbal.  He challenges Iqbal’s concepts and thrives on it.

tere ishq ki intehaa chaahta hoon
meri saadgi dekh kya chaahta hoon

He takes the above ghazal of Iqbal and writes this as college bait-baazi song “Tere Pyaar Ka Aasra Chaahta Hoon“.

In relation to the saga called ‘chaklay’, I am reproducing a portion of the article ‘Sahir aur Us ki Sha’iri’, by Kaifi Azmi, originally published in 1948, in ‘Naye Adab Ke Ma’emaar’ (‘Ma’emaar’ – builders or constructors, derived from ta’ameer or ‘imaarat’):

The hapless and hungry nation in reverence towards which glorious paeans are sung with closed eyes, houses brothels at every step. Hence brothels are entrenched in Indian literature too.

The rank intensity, hatred and sincerity with which saahir has shaken up the ‘sanakhwan-e-tasdeeq-e-mashriq’ are simply incomparable.

In ‘chaklay’ (brothels), Sahir’s dignity, his soul and the restlessness of his conscience can be seen at the acme of eminence; I get goose bumps when I read this poem.  The feelings that might have stimulated him to write it are so intense that here his characteristic melancholy transforms into an overwhelming deluge.

[Source – ‘Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai’, selected and translated by Yasir Abbasi].

One wonders if Sahir ever gave a thought to Rafi sahab’s rendition of the songs of ‘Pyasa’, as he got into a controversy over credit and remuneration. It is 40 years since both of them left the temporary abode called life. We are into 100th year of Sahir and no closer to finding the reply to his call. . .

sana-khwaan-e-taqdees-e-mashriq ko laao
sana-khwaan-e-taqdees-e-mashriq kahan hain

I wonder if any literary work of this world, or any research paper is there, that offers solutions, shows the way out, of this socio-economic problem.  But it is a sad state of affairs that this civilization has ceased to view this as a degenerating parasite of a problem in society.  It exists only in Sahir’s poetry as an issue.

I am presenting a Rafi song on this occasion. This is a solo song written by Sahir Ludhianvi for the film ‘Naach Ghar’ (1959).  N Datta is the composer for this film. The song is a prayer, banjaara song, and overlay of a mujra.  As if the mujra is going on and the viewer is singing the song.  I can only guess at it as the video is not available.  The rendition by Rafi Sahab is again out of this world, especially the starting one minute, before the mujra part begins.  I am at a loss, ke sahir ki baat karun ya Rafi ki.

The movie ‘Naach Ghar’ has 10 songs with Rafi being the only male singer, singing four duets with Lata Mangeshkar, one with Asha Bhosle and one with Geeta Dutt.  The only solo song by Rafi in this film the present post.  I had never heard this song before March 2020, when I decided to post this as the birthday post for Sahir’s birth anniversary.  But since it could not be posted, I have revised the post for the death anniversary.

This is the 20th song in the series of ‘Mohammed Rafi – The Incomparable (II)’.   The first two differing portions of the song are too brief; one wants them to go on and on.  But the song moves on to beyond the dance music to chhed-chhaad mode, romantic and pardesi.  3:15 duration is too short to pack so much, and it ends too soon.  Only the audio is available of the song which is picturized on Gopi Krishna.  This could be a stage song or road-side tamasha song.

Song – Teri Ada Pe Qurbaan, O Jaane Waale (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

main banjaara
door ka aa
ghoomun dagar dagar
base rahen is nagar ke baasi
basaa rahe ye nagar
ho ho oo ooooooo

allah ke naam pe
maula ke naam pe 
allah ke naam pe
maula ke naam pe 
de de o jaanewaale
allah ke naam pe
allah ke naam pe
maula ke naam pe 

teri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja na ja na ja na jaa
teri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja re
na ja na ja na jaa
na ja na ja na jaa
teri adaa pe qurbaan

ho jaayenge
hum deewaane
ho jaayenge
hum deewaane
lut jaayenge
khwaab suhaane
lut jaayenge
khwaab suhaane
o zaalim tarsaane waale
teri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja na ja na ja na jaa
teri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja re
na ja na ja na jaa
na ja na ja na jaa
teri adaa pe qurbaan

pardesi ke dil ki duaa le
pardesi ke dil ki duaa le
khud ruk jaa yaa
hum ko bula le
khud ruk jaa yaa
hum ko bulaa le
ghaayal chhod ke jaane waale
teri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja na ja na ja na jaa
yeri adaa pe qurbaan
o jaanewaale
na ja re
na ja na ja na jaa
na ja na ja na jaa
teri adaa pe qurbaan

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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मैं बंजारा
दूर का
घूमूँ डगर डगर
बसे रहें इस नगर के बासी
बसा रहे ये नगर
हो हो ओ ओssssss

अल्लाह के नाम पे
मौला के नाम पे
अल्लाह के नाम पे
मौला के नाम पे
दे दे ओ जाने वाले
अल्लाह के नाम पे
अल्लाह के नाम पे
मौला के नाम पे

तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा रे
ना जा ना जा ना जा
ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान

हो जाएँगे
हम दीवाने
हो जाएँगे
हम दीवाने
लुट जाएँगे
ख्वाब सुहाने
लुट जाएँगे
ख्वाब सुहाने
ओ ज़ालिम तरसाने वाले
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा रे
ना जा ना जा ना जा
ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान

परदेसी के दिल की दुआ ले
परदेसी के दिल की दुआ ले
खुद रुक जा या
हमको बुला ले
खुद रुक जा या
हमको बुला ले
घायल छोड़ के जाने वाले
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान
ओ जानेवाले
ना जा रे
ना जा ना जा ना जा
ना जा ना जा ना जा
तेरी अदा पे क़ुर्बान


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