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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4761 Post No. : 16507

Today 31st July’2021 is the forty-second ‘Remembrance Day’ of Singer Mohd Rafi (born on 24.12.1924 and passed away on 31.07.1980).

On this occasion as a tribute to him I am presenting a song from the 1965 movie ‘Sant Tukaram’.

This was the oldest song, movie-wise, and oldest one that I had noted among the Rafi songs lying ready with me.

“Sant Tukaram-1965” was directed by Rakesh Nanda for ‘Ashok Films, Bombay’. It had Anita Guha, Shahu Modak, B.M. Vyas, Rohit Kumar, Madhu Apte, Badri Prasad, Kesari, Narmada Shankar, Vishwas Kunte, Tun Tun, Sadhna Khote, Helen, Rajpal and others.

Our respected Arun ji has given the story of this movie while discussing this song ‘Is jeewan mein jin jin se… ham to chale apne gaaon, sab ko mera raam raam’ as below.

About there centuries ago, Tukaram was born in Dehu Gaon. He was a sudra and had poor village folk take good from his shop and asked them to pay when they could afford. Mumbaji, the Pujari of the Ganesh Temple held permanent grudge against him. He instigated another grocer of the village to set fire to Tukaram’s shop. As if all these calamities were not enough one more was added to his lot in the form of famine. Tukarams old mother, his first wife and son died of starvation. Thukaram became detached from the world and spent his whole time in worship. He developed extraordinary powers. He even gave life to a dead child. But all this didn’t offer bread to his family. His surviving wife, Jeeja Bai implored him to seek some avocation. The landlord offered him the job as the watchman in his fields. Mumbaji drove cattle in the fields in order to destory the crop. By the grace of Lord Krishna, the yield was double, and the landlord gave Tukaram place for worship of the Lord.

Now Mumbaji asked Rambha a Nautch girl to spoil his reputation by enticing Tukaram with her fake love. Rambha failed. As a last resort he invited Rameshwar Bhatt the religious head to Dehu Gaon. Rameshwar Bhatt ordered Tukaram to stop writing abhang since he was born a shudra and ordered him to throw his `Gatha (Collection of Abhangs) in the Indrayani river. He did so but took a vow that he will fast unto death till his Gatha was restored to him by the Deity of the river. This miracle happened after two weeks ordeal. Shivaji Maharaj come to meet him. He offered money and gold to Tukaram, but he humbly declined to accept it. Shivaji that evening joined his keertan. Mumbaji informed the Moghuls to capture Shivaji. The Moghul Army found a thousand Shivaji’s and they returned flabbergasted. After this incident he peacefully wrote more abhangs. Mumbaji turned a leper and the village children pelted stones on him. Rameshwar Bhatt’s body felt burning sensation and even long submerging of the body in water could not heal him. At last, Tukaram received the message of the Lord to go to Heaven. The village folk thronged the streets for his Darshan. Even Mumbaji and Rameshwar Bhatt came to ask his forgiveness. They were cured of their maladies. The celestial Viman descended from the sky before the entire gathering of the village, and he went to heaven bodily.

This movie had eight songs. They ere written by Bharat Vyas (six songs) and Madhukar Rajasthani (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Vedpal.

Here are the details of the songs in this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Bhagwaan ne janm diya manav ko Manna Dey Bharat Vyas
02 Banaa sakte ho jab duniya … ab to bataa de avgun mere Mohd Rafi Madhukar Rajasthani 26.12.2015
03 Shri Krishna Govind Gopalam… Jaagaa naya sawera Mohd Rafi Madhukar Rajasthani Being discussed today
04 Nandlala Gopala, baal Gopala Manna Dey, chorus Bharat Vyas
05 Pehle beej akela, ankoor phoota garbh se chhoota Manna Dey Bharat Vyas 01.05.2013
06 Yah poonam ki chaandni… O bholey jogi sun meri paayliya Asha Bhonsle,Manna Dey Bharat Vyas
07 Deen dayaalu hain bade… Raam jisey taarey to usey kaun maarey Manna Dey, chorus Bharat Vyas
08 Is jeewan mein jin jin se… ham to chale apne gaaon, sab ko mera raam raam Manna Dey Bharat Vyas 10.11.2013

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and it is lip-synced on screen by Shahu Modak.

There is this incidence of Rameshwar Bhatt asking Sant Tukaram to immerse all his writings – Abhangs in the river Indrayani. In the movie the today’s song seems to be happening at this incidence where Sant Tukaram immersed his writings into the river and singing this song.

Let us now listen to today’s song sung by Mohd Rafi. Lyrics are by Madhukar Rajasthani, and music is composed by Vedpal.

Video

Audio

Song-Jaaga naya sawera andhiyaara dhal gaya (Sant Tukaram)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Vedpal

Lyrics

Shri Krishna govind gopalam
Shri Krishna govind gopalam

Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Toote jagat ke bandhan
Jeewan badal gaya aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Apnon ki moh maaya
Jhoothi baraat hai
Such dukh ka ye kabeelaa
Bande ke saath hai
Isko samajh ke bachna
Apne hi haath hai
Vedon ka saar ismein
Chhoti si baat hai
Aankhon ne jab ye parkha
Sankat hi tal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Chhal aur kapat mein uljha
Phirta hai aadmi
Karta hai jag mein jaisa
Bharta hai aadmi
Sab kuchh samajh ke kuchh naa
Samjha hai aadmi
Jaaye naa saath kuchh bhi
Jaata hai aadmi
Socha ye jisne uska
Har pal sambhal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya

Jhoothhe hain saare bandhan
Saanson ke taar ke
Rakh de re jag ka bojha
Jag mein utaar ke
Shamshaan ki chitaayein kehtin pukaar ke
Aana yahaan padega
Maanav ko haar ke
Oonche gagan pe chadh ke
Suraj bhi dhal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya
Toote jagat ke bandhan
Jeewan badal gaya aa aa
Jaaga naya sawera
Andhiyaara dhal gaya


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4758 Post No. : 16501

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 11
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Welcome all to this today’s post which is the final post in this series.

And, before moving to this post, first, I would like to thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me this opportunity to present this series.

So far, we had the following ten posts in this series earlier.

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey
2) Na koi paisa na ilm banaao bambai mein film
3) Mera naam hai Mehmood
4) Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya
5) Aisa banoonga actor main yaaron
6) Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwa ki peer
7) Janamdin tujhko mubaarak ho
8) Parda uthhne waala hai tamaasha honewaala hai
9) Hamne dekhi hai honewaali bhaabhi
10) Kaan mein jhumkaa, chaal mein thhumkaa

So far, we have enjoyed the above ten songs in this series.

Today’s song is from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Thokar’.

But before that let us have a recap on this series.

I had watched The movie ‘Rivaaz-1972’ during my childhood in my childhood days. One of its songs ‘jalaa do jalaa do duniya ko jalaa do’ had a lasting impression on my mind.

When I became a contributor to our blog, I shared this song and one other song a Rafi-Asha duet from this movie ‘Rivaaj-1972’. During preparation for these songs, I came across the song ‘lagey koi lottery’ lip synced by Junior Mehmood on screen and sung by Rafi Saab.

That made me curious to know if there were more such songs where Rafi Saab’s voice was used for Junior Mehmood. To know more about it I searched for the contact number of Junior Mehmood and on one fine day I had the chance to speak to him in person. And what a memorable day it was for me!!

I was excited and very happy on that day when I got this opportunity to speak to him. I have already shared about my discussion with him and the songs of Rafi Saab for him, which he himself noted to me, in this post here.

So, initially it started with ‘Rafi sings for Junior Mehmood’, and further got included songs by other singers for Junior Mehmood. I also had my memories of Junior Mehmood movies and his ‘stage programs’ in those years of my childhood.

After I spoke to him, it became a routine for me to send birthday wishes to him on his birthday every year and send him greetings on festivals.
I also spoke to him a few times in between these years. I will never forget the way he responds to my calls always and how humble and down to earth he is. He always generously shares information whenever I speak to him.

When I spoke to him about the song ‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’, I asked him how he felt when he was doing mimicry of all those great actors?

He said that though he did not exactly remember many thingsbut overall, it was an exciting experience to get positive response from people all over and that they showered appreciation and love on him.

In one of my earlier posts in this series I had given the list of his filmography from 1967 to 1970 in this post here. That time I had written that I plan to present the list of his movies from 1971 and onwards in future posts to come.

I am presenting this list for 1971 and onwards up to 1980 here today. I have noted and compiled the details with the help of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980).

(Details of filmography of Junior Mehmood)

(1967 – 1970)

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Naunihaal 1967
2 Gunehgaar 1967
3 Parivaar 1967
4 Brahmachari 1968
5 Farishta 1968
6 Sangharsh 1968
7 Suhaag Raat 1968
8 Vaasna 1968
9 Anjaana 1969
10 Baalak 1969
11 Chanda Aur Bijli 1969
12 Do Raaste 1969
13 Nateeja 1969
14 Pyaar Hi Pyaar 1969
15 Raja Saab 1969
16 Simla Road 1969
17 Vishwas 1969
18 Aan Milo Sajna 1970
19 Bachpan 1970
20 Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani 1970
21 Harishchandra Taramati 1970
22 Kati Patang 1970
23 Yaadgaar 1970

(1971 – 1980) –

Sno Movie Name Year
1 Behroopia 1971
2 Caaravaan 1971
3 Chhoti Bahu 1971
4 Dost Aur Dushman 1971
5 Haathi Mere Saathi 1971
6 Hangaamaa 1971
7 Hare Raama Hare Krishna 1971
8 Johar Mehmood in Hongkong 1971
9 Khoj 1971
10 Ladki Pasand Hai 1971
11 Raamu Ustaad 1971
12 Ustaad Pedro 1971
13 Bansi Birju 1972
14 Bharat Ke Shaheed 1972
15 Bijli 1972/td>
16 Bombay To Goa 1972
17 Do Bachche Dus Haath 1972
18 Ek Khilaadi Baawan Patte 1972
19 Hari Darshan 1972
20 Munimji 1972
21 Rivaaj 1972
22 Sazaa 1972
23 Sharaarat 1972
24 Taangewaalaa 1972
25 Tanhaai 1972
26 Archanaa* 1973
27 Dhamkee 1973
28 Ek Naari Do Roop 1973
29 Guru Aur Chela 1973
30 Jheel Ke Us Paar 1973
31 Koraa Aanchal 1973
32 Meraa Shikaar 1973
33 Nirdosh 1973
34 Aap Ki Qasam 1974
35 Ameer Ghareeb 1974
36 Geeta Meraa Naam 1974
37 Thokar 1974
38 Ujaalaa Hi Ujaalaa 1974
39 Aag Aur Toofaan 1975
40 Geet Gaataa Chal 1975
41 Romeo In Sikkim 1975
42 Aap Beetee 1976
43 Deewaangee 1976
44 Do Ladkiyaan 1976
45 Koi Jeeta Koi Haaraa 1976
46 Ladki Bholi Bhaali 1976
47 Qasam 1976
48 Sangraam 1976
49 Daakoo Aur Mahaatmaa 1977
50 Jaadoo Tonaa 1977
51 Jaagriti 1977
52 Khel Khilaadi Ka 1977
53 Taxi Taxi 1977
54 Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se 1978
55 Atithi 1978
56 Ek Baap Chhe Bete 1978
57 Khoon Ka Badlaa Khoon 1978
58 Bagulaa Bhagat 1979
59 Bin Maa Ke Bachche 1979
60 Jaan-e-Bahaar 1979
61 Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan 1980
62 Aahat (UR) UR
63 Chingaari 1989
64 Ek Aurat Do Joote UR
65 Insaaf Kahaan Hai UR

(I have compiled the above list by checking the movie details in HFGK Vol-V for the years 1971-1980. For the movie ‘Archana-1973’ the details in HFGK does not mention the name of Junior Mehmood in the star-cast, however since I have presented a song from this movie, I was aware of Junior Mehmood’s appearance in this movie.
The above lists are open for correction/addition, if any, and scrutiny by knowledgeable readers.
(List of movies for 1981 and onwards needs to be compiled I will try to bring that here in future as and when I get the opportunity to present an article here.)

Coming back to the ‘series’ ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’, we started this series by discussing a song on ‘lottery’ and incidentally we are finishing up this series with a song related to ‘lottery’ 😊.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Thokar-1974’.

“Thokar-1974” was directed by Dilip Bose for ‘Movie Temple’. It was produced by Swarn Singh. It had Baldev Khosa, Alka, Jr. Mehmood, Joginder, Surekha, Brahmchari and Shivkumar with Sunder, Tun Tun, Rajan Haksar, Ram, S.K. Prem, Mumtaz Begum, Ravikant, Lolita Chatterjee, Ketty, Panna Kapur, Shefali, Inder Khosla, Dharmesh, Jai Kishan, Mona, Pt. Amar, Kamal, Manjit, Malini. Ravi Kapur, Paul Sharma, Sabeena, Sharat Rao, J.N. Batra, Darshan, Minoo Mehtab, Maruti, and Sudhir.

Zeb Rahman made a special appearance in this movie, and this movie introduced Poonam Vaidya.

Story Idea of this movie was by Baldev (I do not know if it is Baldev Khosa). Screenplay and dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing of this movie was done by P.S. Wagle.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1974.

This movie had five songs in it. Lyrics for four songs were written by Sajan Dehlvi and Kulwant Jani was the lyricist for one song.

Music was composed by Shamji Ghanshamji. Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Krishan Kalle had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. Sundar lip-syncs on screen. Junior Mehmood is not lip syncing the song (except couple of words) but he is present in this song performing with Sundar and another actor (I am unable to identify him). Many other artists are also seen in the picturisation..

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Lyrics are by Sajan Dehlvi and music is composed by Shamji Ghanshamji.

With this post we also conclude this series ‘Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood’.


Song-Ho meri sun le deendayaal (Thokar)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sajan Dehalvi, MD-Shamji Ghanshamji

Lyrics

pathhar dil hai ae ae
ye duniya aa
yahaan khudgarzi
byopaar hai
mujh ghareeb ka
tu hi daataa
tu hi paalanhaar hai

ho meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
he prabhuji
sotaa hoon footpath pe daataa
paas nahin hai bistar
bibi banglaa car dilaa de
jag de prime minister
main to
ho main to
karoon bhookh hadtaal
tere dar pe ho nandlaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
he krishnammaa
haryana mysore udisaa
ya nikle madras
dilli UP ki rehti hai
mujhko hardam aas
ho phirtaa
ho phirtaa hoon dar dar behaal
ud gaye mere sar ke baal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal/em>

he prabhuji ee

paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
ahaa ahaa aa
waah waah
paanch laakh ki aaye lottery
phir dhoondhoon gharwaali
nakti
chapti
moti
patli
ho gori ya kaali
ho aisaa
ho aisaa chakkar chalaa jagpaal
main bhi chaloon seth ki chaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal
kar de mujhko maalaamaal
meri lottery nikaal
murliwaale nandlaal
meri sun le deendayaal

murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal
murliwaale ae ae
nandlaaaaal


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4751 Post No. : 16488

Hullo Atuldom

I have been wanting to send this song for almost a week or ten days now. I had first thought of 12th July which was the death anniversary of Jubilee Kumar a.k.a Rajendra Kumar. But, I was unable to, due to various reasons.

Then, yesterday, 20th July the birth anniversary of Rajendra Kumar- missed that too. Why? I was too busy attending (online) birthday parties. And reading all the blog-birthday posts. That simple.

But today is another opportunity to present this song to the blog-followers. Anand Bakshi – the lyricist- has his birth anniversary today. Would have been 91.

The song from the 1972 release “Gora Aur Kala” is composed by Laxmi-Pyare and sung by Mohd Rafi. The movie had a cast of Rajendra Kumar, Prem Chopra, Jagdeep, Madan Puri, Sundar, Premnah, Rajan Haksar, and two very young beauties (my personal favourites) Hema Malini and Rekha with Sulochana playing the mother of the two Rajendra Kumars (yes he played a double role in the movie). This song is sung by the Karan Singh (the better looking and well-mannered twin) in a disguise in the court. I haven’t seen the movie but I am sure that it is an attempt to fool Madan Puri who is on the throne (I think he plays Hema’s father), along with Prem Chopra and others in the court. The power of the song is seen in the fact that the Princess Anuradha (Hema) starts dancing to the song.

On reviewing what I have written in the beginning of this post, a thought crossed my mind. If Atulji had given us such excuses this blog would not have completed 13 years – 4,749 days – 16,484 posts. (as on 19th July). A statement (in Sudhirji’s post of the 19th) “Do you know that the average daily rate of posting is upwards of three posts per day. Try doing that seven days a week, 365 days a year, and continuously at that rate for 13 years. Try writing a letter each to three friends every day, day on day, for 13 years. My, does that no yet boggle the mind.” also set me thinking.

Hatsoff to Atulji for relentlessly giving us more than one song-a-day.


Song-Tere nain nashe de pyaale (Goraa Aur Kaala)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

tere nain
tere nain
tere nain nashe de pyaale ae
tere nain nashe de pyaale
inhen piyenge naseebon wa..aa..le ae ae
tere nain nashe de pyaale
inhen piyenge naseebon wa..aa..le ae
tere nain
tere nain

kya kaha tujhe qaatil agar na kaha aa aa aa
kya kaha tujhe qaatil agar na kaha aa
kya kahoon kuchh kehna hi mushkil hua
aa aa
tauba meri zulfein teri
jaise baadal kaale
tujhe ek nazar dekha toh
tujhe ek nazar dekha toh
mere honthon pe lag gaye taale ae ae
tere nain nashe de pyaale
inhen piyenge naseebon waale ae ae
tere nain
tere nain

aa gayi yaad mujhko jawaani meri ee ee ee
aa gayi yaad mujhko jawaani meri
lut gayi aaj phir zindgaani meri ee ee
rang gulaabi chaal sharaabi
kehte hain kehne wale
thukhra de woh iss duniya ko
thukhra de woh iss duniya ko
jise roop tera apna le ae
tere nain nashe de pyaale
inhen piyenge naseebon waale
tere nain
tere nain

kya hai tu khoobsoorat kahaani hai tu oo oo
kya hai tu khoobsurat kahaani hai tu
aasmaanon ki pariyon ki raani hai tu oo oo
tu jo aaye masti chhaaye jhoom uthhe dilwaale
bin aaj piye mehfil mein
bin aaj piye mehfil mein
sab log huye matwaale ae
tere nain nashe de pyaale
inhen piyenge naseebon waale ae
tere nain
tere nain
tere nain
tere nain


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4740 Post No. : 16467

Dilip Kumar – The Legend (1922-2021)
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Since last two days I have been watching the various videos on whatsapp and on the net and also read some articles on the net. I have tried to see and absorb as much of the information I could about the events after, when the thespian is no more. After all is said and done, I have tried various tacks on how to approach this tribute to the method actor, who some call the “Marlon Brando” of India, without the ferociousness. But I find a ferocious, peasant turned dacoit in ‘Ganga Jamuna’ and a fractioned rebel prince Salim who is equally ferocious in protecting his Anarkali. The work on the silver screen was a very important part of the personality, but by no means it was the whole personality.

The best of Dilip Kumar, the actor and star was over, well before I grew up. But the admiration for his qualities as a screen performer and as a person conscious of his social responsibilities, was an inculcation process in my conscious mind. It has not happened overnight. These are small snippets of information, fed to my mind and stored away. Many incidents and events heard and read about long ago are surfacing in the memory. The trigger is the passing away of Dilip Kumar on 07/07/2021.

I was preparing the posts thinking of some old songs which have not been posted in the blog yet, preferably a song sung by Rafi sahab, writing a para here about this, and there about that, in yahoo mail, in gmail, on my office desktop and my laptop. This is not the way I prefer to do a post, but it was happening like this in this instance, as I was not able to assimilate the thoughts and lacked the drive to concentrate on the topic, maybe.

Then, I had divine help in the shape of a TV news show. I am pretty impressed with the contents of the particular show aired on 07/07/2021, with the byline – An era ends with Dilip Kumar’s death. It is very much close to my own feelings on this occasion, so I am reproducing some parts of the text of the show in hindi – trying to do verbatim translation is beyond me at the moment.

“Apni gair haazri mein iss se adhik haazir koyi kya ho sakta hai ke aap unhen alvidaa kehte waqt iss tarah se yaad kiye jaa rahe hain, jaise woh laut kar aaye hon. Yeh desh jo har waqt hindu-musalmaan ke beech nafrat ki deewar par chal raha hotaa hai, uss desh mein aisa ek hi shakhs thha jo Dilip Kumar bhi thha aur Yusuf Khan bhi. 1947 ke vibhajan rekha ko wo jis aasaani se paat diya karte thhe, bahot kam logon mein waisi quwwat hoti hai. Unn ka ek makaan phoolon ke shehar peshawar mein aaj tak hai. Unn ka ek makaan paison ke shehar Mumbai mein bhi hai. Aaj hindustan ne jitna khoya hai, utna pakistan ne bhi khoyaa hai.

Pichhle saal sitamber mein jab pakistan ke patrakaar Shiraz Hasan ne apne twitter handle par Dilip Kumar ke puraane makaan ki tasveer sajhaa ki, tab Dilip Kumar ne apne twitter handle se jawaab diya ke Peshawar mein sabhi se guzaarish hai ke mere pushtaini makaan ki tasveeren den. Phir to tasveeron aur videon ka taantaa hi lag gayaa. Peshawar ke ‘Qissa-Khwaani’ bazaar mein unn ka makaan hai. Dilip Kumar ne apni aatma katha mein likkha hai ki aaj bhi wahan ki khushbu, rang aur mausamon ki yaaden taazi hain. Kanpwa dene wali sardiyaan yaad hain. Unhen yaad hai Wahabbat Khan ki masjid huaa karti thhi. Iss bazaar ka naam qissa khwaani bazaar iss liye bhi padaa ke yehan vyapari apne qisse sunaate thhe aur doosron ka qissa sunte thhe. Kise pataa thha ke unn tamaan anaam qisson ke beech itna bada qissa niklegaa jis ka naam Yusuf Khan se badal kar Dilip Kumar kar diya jaayegaa. Do naamon ko ek saathh jeena aur khabron se bhari iss duniyaa mein tthag ki jagah behadd imaandar aur shaaleen shakhs ke roop mein dekhaa jaanaa, yeh bhi apne aap mein ek qissa hai, jis ka bazaar aaj unn ke jaane ke baad sajaa hai.

Apni aatma khathha mein unhon ne likkha hai ke bazaar mein aag lagi thhi jis waqt unn ki paidaaish hui thhi.
“Dilip Kumar – The substance and the shadow” aap ko unn tamaam chaukhaton tak le jaati hai, ye dikhaane ke liye ke ek kalaakar apne wajood se alag ho kar ek bada kalaakar nahi bantaa hai.
Waise unn ki aatma katthaa ke shuruaat se le kar akhir ke panno par, ghar ki dadi, ammi, phuphi aur didi ke qisse bhare pade hain. Maaon aur behnon ke beech ek kumar bada ho raha thha, pata chalta hai ke khaandaani aadmi thhe.
Saira Bano se unn ki shadi 1966 mein hui. Woh apne aap mein uss waqt ki mash-hoor aur maqbool kalaakar thhin. Unn ki aakhri saans tak unn ke saath saaye ki tarah khadi rahin. Ham aur aap ek tarah se Dilip Kumar ko celebrate kar rahe hain. Unn ke hone aur na-hone ko unn ke abhinay ki katranon ko nikaal kar tukde tukde mein jiye jaa rahe hain.
Lekin Saira Bano ke liye Dilip Kumar ek video clip bhar nahin thhe. Unn ke dukh ki dahleez tak koyi nahi pahunch saktaa.
Ham ne baat peshawar ke makaan se shuru ki thhi. Bambai ke Anjuman Islam school mein padhne lagte hain Dilip Kumar. Vibhajan se pehle aa gaye thhe. Lekin school ki chhuttiyon mein unn ka Peshawar aana jaana raha, angrezi ki kavitaayen sunaane aur unn ki daad lene ke liye.

1930 ke dashak ke baare mein Dilip Kumar ne likkha hai ke yehaan tab hindu chai, muslim chai, hindu paani, muslim paani milaa karta thha.

Dilip Kumar apne bachpan ko kandhe par rakh kar chalte thhe. Ek qissa hai ke jab akhbaaron mein chhapa ke bombay mein tram band hone waali hai, to unhen dard huaa 31/03/1964 ko hazaaron logon ne dadar aur parel ke beech chali uss aakhri tram ko bidaai di. Dilip Kumar likhte hain ke agar wo Dilip Kumar naam ka star na hote aur Yusuf Khan hi rehte to uss akhri tram mein zarur safar karte. Hazaaron logon ne antim tram ko vidaayi di thhi. Unn ki yaadon mein jitna peshawar thha utnaa hi bombay thaa. Koyi abhinetaa apne shehar ko unn daftaron se yaad karta hai, koyi Dilip kumar hai jo apne uss ki mohallon bason aur pedon se yaad karta hai. Yahin par unn ka makaan hain, yahin unn ko Juhu qabrastaan mein suprud-e-khaak kiya gayaa. Badi sankhya mein aam log iss shaandaar abhineta ko vidaayi dene aaye. Unhen maaloon hai yehan Dilip sahab dafan ho rahe hain. Unn ka ek makaan, jism ka har ek qatra hindustaan mein hai, lekin ek makaan peshawar mein bhi hai jis ke baahar unn ki yaad mein ek poster lagaaya gaya hai.

Ye bheed tab hai jab zamaane se unn ki koyi film nahi aayi hai, dashkon se nahi aayi. 1952 mein unn ki film “Aan’ release huyi, super hit huyi jo uss waqt ki sab se adhik kamaayi karne waali film bani. 1947 mein wo vibhajan rekha kheenchi gayi jis ke baad log udhar se idhar, aur idhar se udhar hogaye. Dilip kumar par pakistan ki oar se jaasoosi karne ke aarop lage, Deepa Mehta ki film ‘Fire’ ka samrthan karne par bhi bahot aalochna hui. In sab ke baad bhi unhen na koyi udhar dhakel paaya na idhar dhakel paaya.

Is interview mein aap inhen bolte suniye. Saamne koyi script nahi hai lekin aap parde ke Dilip Kumar aur asli jeewan ke Dilip Kumar mein farq nahi kar sakte. Patrkar Sunil Sethi ne NDTV ke liye Dilip Kumar ka interview kiya thha. Puraana interview hai. Angrezi mein iss interview ko aap bhasha, aur usse baratne ke lehje ke liye bhi suniye. Unhenn bolte huey sunne se bhi lagta hai ham ne jin i’laaqon ko, rawaayaton aur lafzon ko baant diya hai. Dilip Kumar jab bolte thhe to woh saara kuchh ek aisi zameen se aaya lagtaa thha, jis ka batwaara kabhi huaa hi nahi. Unn ka bolna uss i’laaqe ka ek mukammal chehra thha, jise aap bharatiya up-mahadweep kehte hain.

“nishaan-e-imtiyaaz’ ko le kar huey vivaad ke waqt, unhon ne ye kahaa thha ke 65 saal hindustaan mein rehne ke baad mujhe apni wafadaari saabit karni pad rahi hai.

Unn ka ghar iss waqt ghamon se bhara huaa hai. Unn ki adaakari ham sab ke hisse mein maujood hai. Dilip Kumar ne cinema mein abhinay ko adhyay mein badal diya, iss liye unhen method actor kahan jaata hai. Mughal-e-azam jaisi film mein Salim ke kirdaar ko baadshahat dene waale Dilip Kumar kam samay mein dekhna ya unn ke baare mein samjhana bahot mushkil kaam hai.”

The show goes on to talk about Dilip Kumar’s philanthropic acts. I had meant to write a bit on this facet of his personality, as I found that the Wikipedia page on him is not mentioning this part of his life. The show than goes in detail about how his biography was written and published, and what were his specifications about writing about his personal life and relations with other female stars with whom he was linked romantically.

I would like to read the book and see what he writes about his equation with Madhu Bala and what went wrong with his second marriage to Asma Rehman.

I have read the letter hand written by Dilip Kumar in urdu, to the editor of ‘Shama’ which is part of a book. The beauty of the handwriting and the dignity in the sentences, conveying his outrage, subtle yet firm, that he will not tolerate any such inferences towards his personal matters, is to be read to be believed. I have not read that much of Urdu over the years, as I could have, but the conviction about the ‘shaaistagi’ of the language, written and spoken is never in doubt. The letter vindicates my convictions about urdu, and reassured me that Urdu is a deserving heritage ofvast populations across the world. I am still talking about Dilip Kumar’s cultured, educated, wise and dignified persona.

One dialogue from Mughal-e-azam :

“ye zakhm nahi phool hain Durjan. Aur phoolon ka murjhaana bahaar ki ruswaayi hai.
Suno,
ye qaatil hi nahi dildaar bhi hai,
yeh shaakh-e-gul bhi hai talwaar bhi hai”

Yes. In classic Urdu, sentences do begin with ‘aur’.

Going back to Dilip Kumar’s acts of charity and his commitment to social causes, I know it for a fact that he was a partner in many such deeds and was a patron and supporter of educational institutes, orphanages etc. Dr.Is-haq Jamkhanawala (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishaq_Jamkhanawala) from Belgaum was a close friend of Dilip Kumar. These two friends had been involved in many charity projects, which can be verified. In fact Dilip Kumar visited Belgaum in early 80’s accompanied by Saira Bano for inaugration of an educational institute. I have a photographe where Dr. Is-haq Jamkhanawala also can be seen alongwith another illuminous person, a doctor from Belgaum. (Photo attached).

Saahir Ludhianvi says in his inimitable way that:

duniyā ne tajrabāt o havādis kī shakl meñ
jo kuchh mujhe diyā hai vo lauTā rahā huuñ maiñ

His stature and standing in the film industry as well as the country ensured that he is a blessed and deserving of the honour of State funeral given to him. A real ‘badaa aadmi’ in the way he was blessed with the affections and respect in this world. And bigger the stature and the power bestowed in this world, the bigger is the test of the character. The toughness of the test is directly in proportion to the worldly blessings. By all accounts he seems to have fared well in this test, as far as we can see, rest all is with Allah(swt), who is the best of judges.

Lata Mangeshkar says this in her tribute:

“Yusuf bhai has gone leaving his younger sister behind. His death seems like the end of an era. I am unable to comprehend anything, I’m extremely sad, speechless, he gave me many memories and left. Yusuf bhai has been unwell for the last many years. He couldn’t recognise anyone, at such time, Saira bhabhi left everything and took care of him day and night. She had no other life. I bow down to such a woman and I pray for Yusuf bhai’s soul to rest in peace,”

What is a better celebration of this legendary actor, multi-lingual and multi-dimensional personality, than a song from the magnum opus “Ganga Jamna’ which he produced, wrote and said to have ghost directed? I am presenting two song snippets from this film.

Shakeel Badayuni-Rafi-Naushad is the team, whose association with Dilip Kumar is again a stuff of legends. Some enthusiasts can write a thesis on this topic. There is a female voice in the longer snippet, which sounds like Rajkumari Dubey, but I cant be sure. I am positive that it is not Lata Mangeshkar and sound different from Shamshad Begum.

My own favourite song from “Ganga Jamuna” is:

Nain lad jayi hain
to manwaa maa kasak hoibe kari
prem ka chhutiye patakha to dhamak
hoibe kari

The film and songs are definitely worth revisiting and so is the thespian, Gulfaam, the originial angry young man, and so much more.

Snippet I


Snippet II

Song-Bailan ki jodiyaa/ aaj bhaya re gori (Ganga Jamuna)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

snippet I
—————

Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Oh ho ho ooo
Ooo oooo ooooo
Hrrr rrrrrr haa
Bailan ki jodiyaan
Jaane man ki sab batiyaan re ae
Dara ri da da daa ra raa
Lahaa lo laa Laha la lo laao

Snippet II

Di ra dee re ea ea
gori ee
Aaj bhaya re gori
Hamra gawanwaa
Ganga se jamna ka
hoyibe milanwaa
aa aa
neele gaganwaa ki chhaaon
oo ooo
chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa
o nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
ho oo nadiyaa kinaare moraa gaaon
o chal chal ri goriyaa
pi ki nagariyaa aa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4738 Post No. : 16460

Hullo Atuldom

“On the 103rd Birth Anniversary of my father – Late Saraswati Kumar Deepak. I pay my respect to his divine soul with a very good Song in the praise of Lord Ram, written by him for the film – Pawan Putra Hanuman – 1955.

महिमा अपरंपार राम की, महिमा अपरंपार – पवन पुत्र हनुमान – by Mohammad Rafi

Lyricist: Saraswati Kumar Deepak,
Composed by Chitragupt,
Singer is Mohammad Rafi and
Film: Pawan Putra Hanuman
Actors are Anita Guha, Mahipal &
famous composer S.N.Tripathi as Hanuman”

The trigger for this post is the Whatsapp mesage (posted above) that I received from my husband who forwarded his colleague and friend Alok Sharmaji’s message.

I myself had earmarked a song to be sent to Atulji for today’s anniversary but couldn’t write it out on time. But, on receiving the above, I decided to push what I had bookmarked to a later occasion.

“Pawanputra Hanuman” had 10 songs of which the blog has four as under

Song Date of post Post by
Jai bolo Siyaaar Raam ki 2 May 2014 Arunkumarji
Jaago hey bajrang bali 8 June 2014 Arunkumarji
Kaliyon mein Raam mera kiranon mein Raam 1 February 2016 Sadanandji
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum 2 February 2018 Avinashji

Chitragupt, the music director, used Mohammad Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar and Geeta Dutt as playback singers for songs/bhajans written by G S Nepali and Saraswati Kumar Deepak.

Here is the next song from the movie, the one which Alok Sharmaji has mentioned. It is sung by Pawanputra Hanuman in the court of ShriRam. Jai Shri Ram. Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali. 🙏🙏

It is Shri Saraswati Kumar Deepak’s 35th anniversary on 8th July. There is a good post by Sudhirji which gives us Deepakji’s biography.


Song-Mahima aprampaar Raam ki mahima aprampaar(Pavanputra Hanuman)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sarasati Kumar Deepak, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

bhari sabha mein Raam bhakt ki
hoti aaj hansa..aa..aai
bhakt dare kyun duniya se jab
Raam hain uske sahaayi
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar
jab jab sunte karun pukaar
aate pal mein karunadhaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar

baalpane mein Vishwamitra ke
saath chale raghuraai
ek teer se maar giraaya jabhi Taadka aayi
rakhwaale ban gaye kripaalu
yagya bhoomi ke dwaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

patthar ban kar padi Ahilya
shraap pati ka paaya
deen bandhu ne charan dhool se
uska shraap mitaaya
sati Ahilya ko bhagwan ne
pal mein diya ubaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

jab hua Seeta swayamvar
door se aaye dhanurdhar
haar kar baithe sabhi
Shiv ke dhanush ko chhod ke
akad mein lankesh aaya
dhanush usse uthh na paaya

Raam ne tab rakh diya pal mein
dhanush ko tod ke
magan ho gayi Mithila nagari ee ee
magan ho gayi Mithila nagari
huyi suman bauchhaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

bholi bhaali Shabari ne chakh chakh kar ber jutaaye
ber prem ke ber ber shri Ramchandr ne khaaye
bhole bhagwan bhed bhaav ka
karte kahaan vichaar
Raam ki mahima aprampaar
mahima aprampaar Raam ki
mahima aprampaar

bhakton ke rakhwaale bhagwan
meri aan nibhaao o
bhakton ke rakhwaale bhagwan
meri aan nibhaao
mann mandir ke swaami mere
mann mein daras dikhaao
mann mein daras dikhaao
jai jai jai shri Raa..aa.m

ho o o o
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam
Raghupati raghav raaja Raam
patit paawan Seeta Raam


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4722 Post No. : 16433

Today’s song is from a Mythological film- Shri Krishna Bhakti-1955. Made under the banner of Combined films Traders, Bombay, it was directed by the Wizard of Trick scenes- Babubhai Mistry. MD was my favourite- Chitragupta. All the 8 songs of this film were written by G S Nepali.

Hindu religion describes how the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu (Dashavataar) actually represent the Evolution of the Human race. The 10 Avatars were…

1. Matsya….Life started from water.
2. Kachha(Tortoise)…. First Amphibian who learned to live both in Sea and on Land.
3. Varaah (The Boar)….Life solely on Land.
4. Narsimha….Half qualities of Animal and half of Human.
5. Waman….Developing Humans.
6. Parshuram….Human ruled by Emotions
7. Shri Ram….Perfect Human being.
8. Shri Krishna….Survival amongst the opposition.
9. The Buddha….Extreme stage of Sacrifice
10. Kalki….End of Anarchy and present set up, to start a New Age all over again….Yet to come.

The most popular among these are, of course, Ram and Krishna. But what was the necessity of these Avatars at all ? Answer to this is in Bhagwad Geeta. BHAGAVAD GITA is one of our cultural heritage books. It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay- who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happenings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting, the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further, enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that, whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness, He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge), to protect the virtuous, destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.

This is described in the IV chapter, stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagavad Gita thus-

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

“Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”

Praritranaya Sadhunam
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
Dharamasansthapnaya
Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge.”

Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

“For the protection of the good,
for the destruc­tion of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.”

Indian filmmakers have made several films on the stories associated with these two Avatars- Ram and Krishn. Lord Ram has always been hailed as the “Purushottam” or the complete man. Personally, I feel that Characters like Shri Ram are not suitable for this age. For today’s times, the best suited is Krishna. While Ram taught us how to rule righteously, Krishna taught us how to win over the Villains and be successful. In today’s context, Krishn-Niti is more suitable,I aver. When your righteous living is in danger due to evil forces, you can not remain like a Purshottam. You will need to adopt Krishn Niti for survival. The best difference between these two can be explained by this Shlok.

Shri Ram – Ahinsa Parmo Dharmah….There is nothing greater than Non violence.

Shri Krishna – Dharma Hinsa tathaiva cha….You are justified to pick up arms for a just cause.

For the last 100 odd years, we were taught only the first part, but now we realise the second part is more suitable for our survival, in these times. Krishna Niti says, there is nothing wrong to adopt unconventional methods if your Right Cause is facing strong opposition. Lord Krtishna’s life was full of interesting episodes and therefore I like Krishna more than Ram, for his relevance to modern times.

Today’s song is from a film which depicts the story of a Krishn Bhakt. It is about how the devotee is saved from imminent death. The story of the film is….

In a village lives a boastful Bramhin Balbhadra Shastri and Cheta-the Krishn Bhakta Harijan. One day Cheta invites several Sadhus for food, whom Balbhadra had insulted. At the time of meals, the Sadhus get more than enough food. At the same time, food from Balbhadra’s house disappears. This enrages Balbhadra Shastri. On Janmashtami day, Shanti- Balbhadra’s daughter serves Prasad to Seva, son of Cheta. Balbhadra is very angry and hits Seva. He becomes unconscious. Same time the Idol in the temple disappears miraculously. People are afraid and request Cheta to invoke God to come back. Cheta sings a Bhajan and Seva comes alive and at the same time the Temple idol returns. All the people start hailing Cheta.

Balbhadra is very angry and decides to kill Cheta, but in the melee, instead of Cheta, Balbhadra kills his own daughter Shanta. Balbhadra accuses Cheta of her murder and takes him to court. Cheta is sentenced to death. On the day of execution, when Cheta is singing a bhajan while on way to the Gallows, suddenly, Shanta comes running and explains that the killed girl was someone else and she was kidnapped. Cheta is freed. Balbhadra repents and Cheta is honoured as a Great Krishn Bhakt.

The great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri ( 5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood.

Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for the rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work, encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. The other attraction was the Night club set, which, in case of police Raid, could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes. It was a great fun to watch these two things.
A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

Today’s song is a bhajan by Mohd. Rafi and chorus.


Song- Ganga mein nahin Jamuna mein nahin (Shri Krishn Bhakti)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Ganga mein nahin
Jamuna mein nahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin een een een
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode
kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode

sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
heere mein nahin moti mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala
chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala

jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
dharti mein nahin saagar mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein
paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein

mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
Geeta mein nahin Vedon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin


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.

Blog Day :

4682 Post No. : 16363

I had almost forgotten about the existence of a film titled ‘Room No. 9’ (1946) until I came across a song from the film on one of the video sharing platforms a few days back. I checked on our Blog to know that two songs from the film was covered in the Blog as early as in March 2013 but surprisingly, the song which I had heard has not yet been covered in the Blog. I liked the song so much that I decided to share the song on the Blog with a small write-up.

‘Room No. 9’ (1946) was produced by S R Rajguru under the banner of Navyug Pictures and was directed by Vedi. The star cast included Shyam and Geeta Nizami in the lead role with K N Singh, Dar Kashmiri, Saroj Borkar, Randhir, Kesari etc in the subsidiary roles. At the outset, I did not have any idea as to which genre the film belonged. The film’s title gives an impression that it may be crime thriller. But an advertisement of the film which appeared on one of the 1946 issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine indicates that film has the ‘most unusual romance’.

The film was released in Mumbai on June 15, 1946 and a review of the film was published in August 1946 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine. Based on the review, I am presenting below a summarized version of the story of the film:

Geeta (Geeta Nizami) is an heiress to a huge fortune left by her father. With this, Geeta’s life is at risk as her uncle is eyeing on her fortunes. For the attainment of his objective, he employs Pratap (K N Singh) a crook to do the needful.

For completing the formalities of handing over the fortunes to Geeta, Barrister Premchand (Raj Bishwas), the executor of the will, comes to the city and stays in a hotel where his son, Shyam (Shyam) escorts Geeta to the hotel room. However, Geeta suspects Shyam to be a crook without knowing that he is the son of Barrister Premchand. Instead, she relies on Pratap, the crook who kidnaps her. However, Shyam rescues her.

Thakur Ajit Singh (Randhir) who is a regular guest in the hotel gets attracted towards Geeta though he already has Rani (Saroj Borkar) as his mistress who is a disgraced wife of Barrister Premchand and the mother of Shyam. Neither Rani nor Shyam is aware that they are mother and son.

In Geeta’s room, Thakur Ajit Singh tries to molest her and, in this milieu, Thakur is shot dead. Thinking that Geeta must have shot him, Shyam takes the crime on himself and runs away from the police. However, he is arrested and put on trail for the murder of Thakur Ajit Singh. Based on the evidence given by Rani, Shyam is sentenced to death by hanging.

Barrister Premchand appeals to the high court for the review of the lower court’s verdict. In the court, he produces the childhood photograph of Shyam with his mother Rani. The mother in Rani makes her to confess that she had shot dead Thakur Ajit Singh in that fateful night. Shyam is acquitted and there is a happy end to the film.

The film had 8 songs, all written by Nakshab Jarchvi and set to music by Rashid Attre. As mentioned earlier, two songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 3rd song ‘tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe’ sung by Mohammed Rafi.

The song is written in a ghazal format and it is one among Rafi’s early dozen odd solo renditions. From his rendition, I can guess that Rafi has mastered the art of voice modulation for particular actors as early as 1946. The moment I heard the song, I got a feel that he was singing for Shyam.

Audio Clip:

Song-Tum is nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe(Room number 9)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Rashid Atre

Lyrics

rahe to kaise rahe ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae
haan aan aan
rahe to kaise rahe ae ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae ae
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

jo mujhse bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
jo mujhse bachte thhe
bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

hamesha aapne
hamesha aapne
haan aapne
gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne
haan aapne gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

wohi to ho
jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se
dekho na baar baar mujhe…e


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

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4681 Post No. : 16362

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 22
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This Week, That Year – 5
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09May – 15May, 2011

It has been a long gap. The previous post in this series had come on 23rd Sep, 2020. And the post number was 15911. About seven and a half month’s worth of waterflow has passed under all the bridges. That was 231 days ago. And 450 posts ago. The blog has clocked four more century milestones, and is close to a fifth now.

An understatement it is – that life has changed in these past months. A lot of ideas and motivation for writing has been numbed. Even with the time and inclination both pointing in the right directions, the flow of writing is simply not coming together. Every week for the past 5 or 6 weeks, I scrutinize the 10 year challenge lists. Ideas form in the mind, but somehow do not get on to paper. For this week’s analysis and this post, I have been checking on the week status from a decade ago, for past couple of days. And then today, just decided to start off with this inability to articulate. Let’s see where it will lead to.

Maybe start with numbers. The week that was – 9th to 15th May of 2011. We saw two dot days that week – 11th and 13th May. Something was in the air during those days. Between April and May of that year, we see 10 dot days, that do not seem customary. We had 28 songs posted in that week, and given two dot days, the average productivity would be approximately 5.6 posts per day.

The 28 songs belonged to 27 different films, and only one film made a repeat appearance that week – the film ‘Pugree’ of 1948.

Considering the decades – the thirties and seventies had just one song present. In between we had 8 songs for the 1940s, 11 songs for the 1950s and 7 songs for the 1960s.

The week saw 5 debut films come on board. And the film ‘Parasmani’ of 1963 completed its run and made the Yippeee status. Of the 27 films that got featured that week, a whopping 19 films have since been Yippeee’d over the past decade. And 8 films are still awaiting more songs to complete their run on our blog. All the films have between 2 to 5 songs pending, which means none of them is one song away from being Yippeee’d.

Coming to milestones, the week saw the century milestone for music director Anil Biswas. On 10th May, with the song “Paise Ka Mantar Paise Ka Jantar“, from the 1956 film ‘Paisa Hi Paisa’, Anil Biswas clocked his first 100 songs posted on our blog.

The day by day break up and details of posts on daily basis is given in the table below.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
9-May-11
1 Pardesi 1957 8 5 Pending 3
2 Jalti Nishaani 1957 8 6 Pending 2
3 Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen 1959 7 7 Yippeee’d
10-May-11
1 Kismat 1943 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Milan 1946 8 5 Pending 3
3 Pugree 1948 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 Yippeee’d
5 Paarasmani 1963 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
6 Paisa Hi Paisa 1956 10 6 AC – 100
(Anil Biswas)
Pending 4
11-May-11
[No Posts]
12-May-11
1 Pugree 1948 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Chaalis Din 1959 8 5 Pending 3
3 Faraar 1965 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Namaste Jee 1965 8 4 D Pending 4
5 Uski Kahaani 1966 2 2 D Yippeee’d
6 Hindustan Ki Kasam 1973 4 4 D Yippeee’d
13-May-11
[No Posts]
14-May-11
1 Buzdil 1951 6 6 Yippeee’d
2 Lala Rukh 1958 7 7 Yippeee’d
3 Apna Haath Jagannaath 1960 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Zindagi 1956 8 3 D Pending 5
5 Faisla 1965 7 4 D Pending 3
15-May-11
1 Chandidas 1934 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Dil e Naadaan 1953 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Mirza Saahiban 1947 10 10 Yippeee’d
4 Kaneez 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
5 Zameendaar 1942 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Kaaghaz Ke Phool 1959 7 7 Yippeee’d
7 Shama 1961 11 12 Yippeee’d
8 Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi 1966 6 6 Yippeee’d

Ten years ago, this day six songs were posted from six films. Of the six films, the following four have since been Yippeee’d – ‘Pugree’ (1948), ‘Faraar’ (1965), ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ (1973). The two pending films are ‘Chaalis Din’ (1959) and ‘Namaste Ji’ (1965). For today’s post, I have picked this fun wooing song in the voice of Rafi Sb from the film ‘Namaste Ji’.

This film has an interesting background, from a collector’s perspective. For almost two decades, this film has been on the fringe of becoming available in public domain. There are collectors who have been declaring the availability of this film with tantalizing promises of making it available ‘shortly’. But that shortly has never really materialized. To the extent that there are folks who have uploaded doctored videos, i.e. songs of this film overlaid on a video sequence of another film with the same lead actors. Ah yes, we do see many an example of such shady presentations. And to tell you – the world is so full of believers, that the comment sections of such uploads contains profuse thanks for being able to see the video clip of the song. There are rare comments that point out this insidious jugglery, but such statements of accusatory truth are lost in the bevy of praises.

One of my very close and dear friends, has shown me photographs of the library shelves of another collector in Bombay, where the Betamax tape of this film, ‘Namaste Ji’ is very much visible. But no, we have had no success in being able to view or acquire this film. And so we are also not 100% certain that the titles that are sitting in the library of this other collector, whether these just blanks, to impress others. Do not know. This, and actually many other titles, have been doing rounds of collector circles and communications – that they are imminent to be released to public domain shortly.

Another very interesting variation to this scenario is the case where the original film has been dubbed into another language. Case in point is the film ‘Qaidi’ from 1957, very well known for its musical score by OP Nayyar. Now this film, as many others, was later dubbed into Tamil and other south Indian languages. The current scenario with this film is that the Hindi original of this film is not available (yet) in public domain. However the Tamil version is very much available in public domain. Some technically astute and enterprising collector has picked the video sequence from the Tamil version and has overlaid the audio of the song in Hindi. He has posted a couple of such ‘manufactured’ videos with the claim that they are the original and that he has the full film in original Hindi. After much explorations and discussions, it has been determined that the claim is spurious.

A very enticing and also tormenting situation is when actually we have real and true clips of songs and short video sequences posted online, but the entire film is simply not surfacing anywhere. Years have passed in waiting but simply no word of real existence has surfaced. Maybe I shall take this up in another post – it is getting very lengthy.

So back to ‘Namaste Ji’. The film has been produced under the banner of DM Films, Bombay (now Mumbai) and is directed by Daljeet Krishan. Is Daljeet the ‘D’ in the banner name? Not sure. The star cast as per the Geet Kosh is Ameeta, Mehmood, IS Johar, Nalini Chonkar, Ulhas, Manorama, Mridula, Rajan Haksar, Kundan, Baij Sharma, Brahmdutt, Helen, Sumita, Arti, Manjula, Vinod, Ramesh, Ajeet, Meena, Baijnath, and Nazeer.

The film has 8 songs listed. The music boasts of such all time favorites as “Mere Do Naina Matwaale Kis Ke Liye“, “Bahaaron Thaam Lo Ab Dil Mera Mehboob Aata Hai“, and “Hamen Kya Jo Har Su Ujaale Huyen Hain”. Interesting to note that so far 4 songs of this film have made their appearance on the blog. Three of them appeared in 2011, the fourth came on board in 2014. And then, a long radio silence. Yes, the fifth song makes its appearance today, after a gap of seven years.

The music composition is by GS Kohli and the song writing is shared between Anjaan and Anand Bakshi. However sadly, the song being presented today has no lyricist identified for it. Could this be a traditional or a folk song that has been reused? Yes, quite possible, from the sound of it. The language of the song sounds like Awadhi or Bhojpuri, and so it could be folk song that has been brought into this film. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please comment on this observation.

From the rendering of this song, it may be not wrong to surmise that this song is picturized on Mehmood. It sounds similar in rural tones, to some other songs that Mehmood had performed on screen, e.g. the song “Pipra Ke Patwa Sareekhe Doley Manwa” from the 1963 film ‘Godaan’.

So, wrapping up today’s write up, with a forlorn hope that this film shall make its appearance in the public domain, sooner than later.

Let us see.

Song – Kahaan Jayi Ho Najariya Churaaye Hum Se  (Namaste Ji) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – GS Kohli

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kahaan jayi ho  o o o
kahaan jayi ho
najariya churaaye
hum mmmm mm mm mm
hum mmm mm mm se..e

o kahaan jayi ho oo oo
 
kahan jayi ho o o
o kahan jayi ho najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho o o

gori gussey mein ho
gori gussey mein haayye
gori gussey mein
daaman chhudaaye hamse ae
oye
oye oye oye
kahan jayi ho o
kahan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho

naagan si goriyaa chalai chaal aisey ae ae
lotey karejwaa pe haaye saanp jaise
lotey karejwaa pe haaye saanp jaisse
qaabu karee hum jeeyara pe kaise
kauno jatan to batai ho batai ho batai ho re
kahaan jayi ho
o kahan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahan jayi ho o
oo ooo ooo
aaaa aaa aaa aaa
ooo ooo oooo ooo ooo
haaye haaye
haaye haaye
haaye

tohre basai deen o duniya bhulai bey ae
tohri duwaaree pe dhooni ramayi bey
tohri duwaaree pe dhooni ramayi bey ae
jab ban ke jogi
o jab ban ke jogi
alakh hum jagayi bey
phir kaisey bas mein
na ayi ho
na ayi ho
na ayi ho rey
kahaan jayi ho o
o kahaan jayi ho
najariya churaaye hamse
kahaan jayi ho o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ ओ
कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये
हम्म म्ममम म्म म्म म्म
हम्म म्ममम म्म म्म से॰॰ए

ओ कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ

कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ
ओ कहाँ जई हो नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ

गोरी गुस्से में हो
गोरी गुस्से में हा॰॰य
गोरी गुस्से में
दामन छुड़ाए हमसे॰॰ए
ओय
ओय ओय ओय
कहाँ जई हो ओ
कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो

नागन सी गोरिया चलै अइसे॰॰ए॰॰ए
लोटे करेजवा पे हाय साँप जइसे
लोटे करेजवा पे हाय साँप जईस्से
क़ाबू करी हम जियरा पे कइसे
कौनौ जतन तो बतई हो
बतई हो
बतई हो रे
कहाँ जई हो
ओ कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ
ओ ओss ओss
आsss आss आss आss
ओs ओss ओsss ओss
हाय हाय
हाय हाय
हाय

तोहरे बसइ दीन ओ दुनिया भुलई बे॰॰ए
तोहरी दुवारी पे धूनी रमइ बे
तोहरी दुवारी पे धूनी रमइ बे॰॰ए
जब बन के जोगी
ओ जब बन के जोगी
अलख हम जगइ बे
फिर कइसे बस में
न अइ हो
न अइ हो
न अइ हो रे
कहाँ जई हो॰॰ओ
ओ कहाँ जई हो
नजरिया चुराये हमसे
कहाँ जई हो ओ ओ ओ


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Blog Day :

4676 Post No. : 16353

“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

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

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

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


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


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 :

4669 Post No. : 16344

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 136 # A tribute to lyricist Verma Malik & Rishi Kapoor#
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Today 30th April’2021 is the first ‘Remembrance Day’ of actor Rishi Kapoor. He was born 04th September 1952 and passed away on 30th April 2020 at the age of sixty-seven only.

When I was a growing child in the seventies Rishi Kapoor was a rising star and had started his film career with the 1973 movie ‘Bobby’. I must be five years old then. And as I have mentioned in one of my earlier articles, I had not watched this movie. Maybe I have watched few songs of this movie on TV. Then there were movies like ‘Rafoo Chakkar’, ‘Badalte Rishtey’, ‘Raajaa’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’, ‘Jhoothha Kahin Ka’, ‘Aap Ke Deewaane’ etc, then ‘Naseeb’’ ‘Ye Waadaa Rahaa’, ‘Karz’, ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhaanaa Hai’ and others which are a part of nostalgia of my growing years. I am not going to list all of them here. But I would like to mention few of his movies which I watched as a grown-up boy, ‘Saagar’, ‘Chaandni’, ‘Bol Radha Bol’, ‘Deewaanaa’, ‘Heena’ etc which I watched during my stay at Kota (Rajasthan).

In the recent years I watched his ‘102 not out’ on TV after his death.

As I mentioned above his movies are part of my growing years and will always be remembered whenever Hindi movies of the seventies-eighties’ are discussed.

He was very active in his personal life too and he spoke his mind on many issues on social media like twitter.

He was smiling even on the day he was hospitalized as we have seen in a video in circulation in media after his hospitalization or just before the night that he left us.

He lived his life to the fullest and his smiling face can never be forgotten.

For today’s occasion I am presenting a song which is a background song from the movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’. If we see the types of roles Rishi Kapoor played on screen and his personal life, he was always a ‘Zindaa Dil’ person.

Let us have a look on the list of movies released in ‘1975’ having actor Rishi Kapoor acted in them.

S. No Name of the movie Actress Passed by Censor Board
01 Khel Khel Mein Neetu Singh 13.05.1975
02 Raajaa Sulakshana Pandit 17.11.1975
03 Rafoo Chakkar Neetu Singh 02.01.1975
04 Zindaa Dil Neetu Singh 15.10.1975

(I sincerely hope that I have not missed any movie in above list)

Today’s song is written by lyricist Verma Malik. We remember him too and pay our homage to him. His ninety-sixth birth anniversary passed on 13th April’2021.
He was born on 13th April 1925 and left this world on 15 March 2009.

Today’s wonderful song also serves as our tribute to him.

Coming back to the today’s movie ‘Zindaa Dil-1975’, it was directed by Sikander Khanna for ‘S.B. Films International, Bombay’.

It had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Zahira, Pran, I.S. Johar, Roopesh Kumar, Rajesh Lahar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Raj Mehra, C.S. Dubey, Krishan Dhawan, Padma Chauhan, Rajrani, Uma Khosla, Master Shailesh, Master Rocky, Baby Fatima, Meenakshi, Goga, Dham Mota, Ghanshyam, Manohar Azad, and K.D. Shorey, Raja Duggal and Sikander Khanna in special appearance.

This was passed by Censor Board on 15.10.1975.

This movie had five songs penned by Verma Malik and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

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

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog. It is sung by Mohd Rafi. I guess that this song appears in the movie in parts. HFGK Vol-V mentions this song as one song only. Video for all the parts of this song seems to be un-available.

In the year ‘1975’ Verma Malik wrote lyrics for the following movies.

S. No Name of the movie Music Director
01 Aandolan Jaidev
02 Apne Dushman Kalyanji-Anandji
03 Chori Mera Kaam Kalyanji-Anandji
04 Do Jhooth Shankar-Jaikishan
05 Monto Kalyanji-Anandji
06 Raftaar Sonik-Omi
07 Sanyaasi Shankar-Jaikishan
08 Zindaa Dil Laxmikant-Pyarelal
09 Zorro Kalyanji-Anandji

From the songs penned by him in the above movies, only one song made it to the final of Binaca geetmala 1975. It was a song from ‘Sanyaasi-1975’ and it was was at number thirty-two. However, the top two songs of the ‘annual list of Binaca Geetmala’ 1975 were written by Verma Malik. They were from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’.

Let us now listen to today’s song (a philosophical song) and pay our tributes to lyricist Verma Malik and actor Rishi Kapoor…

Today’s song, which I guess is played in parts in the movie, are available in audio in several versions. I have selected a version that contains all stanzas .

Audio (containing all stanzas)

Video

Song-Zindagi zindaadili ka naam hai (Zinda Dil)(1975)Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aaaa aa

Hanskar har mushkil apnaa
Duniyaa kaa yahi asool
Khilkar jab tak kali hanse naa
Tab tak bane naa phool
Hanste chehre ke sab saathi
Rone ko saath naa koyee
Hansne waalaa bane sitaaraa
Roye to paanv ki dhool
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

Ik din maut aayegi sabko
Aaj nahin to kal hai
Kisi ki khaatir mar jaana
Ye baat badi mushkil hai
Sadiyon tak wo rahegaa amar
Jo auron pe huaa nichhaawar
Mar kar bhi zindaa rahtaa hai
Wo hi to zindaa dil hai
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gham se daanwaadol
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaa ke tu kar de
Raushan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyun ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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(as per video link)
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Pee jaa aankh ke aansu inko
Palkon pe naa tol
Tapak pade jo dharti pe to
Jayegi dharti dol
Jis jeewan mein dukh naa aaye
Wo jeewan bhi kyaa hai
Kabhi nahin Zindaa dil hotey
Gam se daawaan dol
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Phoolon se bhi chaand hai sundar
Chaand se sundar preet
Preet se sundar man apnaa
Man se sundar man ki jeet
Man ki jeet jalaake tu kar de
Roshan yaar kaa ghar
Preet mein jeena
Preet mein marnaa
Yahi hai prem ki reet
Kyon ke
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai
Zindagi zindaa dili kaa naam hai

Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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