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4439 Post No. : 15882

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 102 # In Remembrance – Jaikishan #
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Today 12th Sep 2020 is forty-ninth remembrance day of the genius music director Jaikishan of Shankar-Jaikishan duo.

Jaikishan was born on 04th November 1929 at Vansda (in Navsari district, Gujarat) and passed away on 12th September 1971 at Bombay (now Mumbai, Maharashtra). He was only 41 when he passed away and his death shook the entire film industry then.

As a tribute to him here is a song from the 1971 movie – ‘Yaar Mera’. One song from this movie – “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai, Kori Hi Rehne Do” – has already been presented on the blog by Sudhir ji on 13th Sep’2013 with a heartfelt tribute to Jaikishan remembering him on his 42nd remembrance anniversary. Today we will listen another song from the same movie.

‘Yaar Mera’ was released after Jaikishan’s death and the movie was dedicated to his memory. The movie begins with this ‘couplet’. I am unable to identify the voice uttering these words, which plays in the background of the dedication title.

jo shaam savere miltaa thha
phoolon ki tarah se khiltaa thha,
aye maut, tujhe maut aa jaaye
kyon yaar ko mere chheen liyaa

Shankar Jaikishan ruled the music charts in 1971 with their “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhaana” ranking top of the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list. In 1971 from the total 115 released movies, Shankar Jaikishan had composed music for as many as seventeen movies plus the un-released movie ‘Bombay Talkie’ making it to total eighteen movies. Here is the list of movies where Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music and that were released (or passed by Censor Board) in 1971,

 

S No Movie Passed by Censor Board on Lyricist/s
01 Albelaa 14.10.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Andaaz 23.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
03 Balidaan 27.12.1971 Verma Malik
04 Duniyaa Kya Jaane 23.08.1971 Rajinder Krishan
05 Ek Naari Ek Brahmachaari Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Anjaan, Kiran Kalyani
06 Elaan 30.04.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Farooq Kaiser, Verma Malik, Indeewar
07 Jaane Anjaane 17.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, SH Bihari, Gulshan Bawra
08 Jawaan Mohabbat 15.05.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra, Rajinder Krishan
09 Kal Aaj Aur Kal 11.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Shaily Shailendra
10 Laal Patthar 31.12.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Dev Kohli
11 Main Sundar Hoon 18.03.1971 Anand Bakshi
12 Naadaan 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri
13 Parde Ke Peechhey 16.03.1971 Rajinder Krishan
14 Patangaa 20.08.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, Indeewar
15 Preetam 26.07.1971 Rajinder Krishan, Hasrat Jaipuri
16 Seema Verma Malik, Gulzar, Indeewar
17 Yaar Mera 29.11.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Neeraj, SH Bihari
18 Bombay Talkie (UR) 19.02.1971 Hasrat Jaipuri, Usha Iyyer

Other than songs of ‘Andaaz’ (two songs), the songs of ‘Main Sundar Hoon’ (also two songs) made it to the list of annual Binaca Geetmala of 1971 from the above list of movies. And that can explain how tough the competition was that year.

The song “Dil Ki Kitaab Kori Hai. . .“was the only popular song from the today’s movie and it was frequently heard on radio during that time. As mentioned above this song has already been posted on the blog.

The film was directed by Atmaram for RS Productions, Bombay. Raja Ram and Satish Wagle were the producers of this movie and Jayendra Pandya was the Associate Producer of this movie. Story of this movie was written by Anand Dutta. Dialogues and screenplay of this movie were written by Abrar Alvi. Editing for this movie was done by YG Chowhan, and he was assisted by EG Shinde and DB Rana. CR Panchal was the controller of production of this movie.

The star cast of the film includes Jeetendra, Rakhee, Nazima, Helen, Paintal, Achala Sachdev, Jayant, Sajjan, Randhir, Murad, Sulochana Sr., Nana Palsikar, Radheshyam, Narbada Shankar, Krishan Dhawan, Manmohan, Raj, Darshan, MS Mehta, Fordil, A Kumar, Ram Sindhi, Mona, and Ashok Bhalla.

This movie has five songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs), Neeraj (two songs) and SH Bihari (one song). Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey are the playback singers for this movie.

Coming to today’s song, although a lesser heard song, I think it was also played intermittently on radio during those times and later on. This song is sung by Mohd Rafi and lyrics are by Neeraj. An entertaining remembrance which was lying noted since more than seven years now.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song. On screen Jeetendra is performing the song. Also seen in the picturization of the song is Manmohan and Paintal and many others…

Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa. . .

Video

Audio

Song – Darr Lagey To Gaana Gaa (Yaar Mera) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aa aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayeein
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
jo bhi yahaan cheez hai ae
tera hi maal hai ae
tera haath thaam le ae
kis ki majaal hai
pakad bhi jaaye yaar kabhi tu
bas mein rail mein
thaane mein jail mein
bheed mein mele mein
sone mein
akele mein ae

sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa

darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa

duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
haan
duniya ko bhool ja aa
jaam zaraa thhaam le ae
mauj zaraa maar le ae
ho masti se kaam le ae
chot kahin aa jaaye tujhko
ro nahin dho nahin
cheekh nahin chillaa nahin
chup nahin bhaag nahin
so nahin
jaag nahin ee
sirf gaanaa gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aayee ee
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
darr nahin maut se ae
khatron ko jhel tu oo
zindagi ye khel hai ae
zindagi se khel tu
phir bhi tujhko darr lage to
aate hue jaate hue
peete hue khaate hue
uthhtey hue girtey hue
jeetey hue
martey hue ae ae ae
sirf gaana gaa aa aa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
aise bhi ee
haan aan aa aa aa
waise bhi
mmm mmm mmm mmm
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa
darr lagey to gaanaa gaa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अईं
डर लगे तो गाना गा

जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
जो भी यहाँ चीज़ है
तेरा ही माल है
तेरा हाथ थाम ले
किस की मजाल है
पकड़ भी जाये यार कभी तू
बस में रेल में
ठाणे मे जेल में
भीड़ में मेले में
सोने में
अकेले में

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
हाँ
दुनिया को भूल जा
जाम ज़रा थाम ले
मौज ज़रा मार ले
हो मस्ती से काम ले
चोट कहीं आ जाये तुझको
रो नहीं धो नहीं
चीख नहीं चिल्ला नहीं
चुप नहीं भाग नहीं
सो नहीं
जाग नहीं ईं

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
अई इ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा

डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
डर नहीं मौत से
खतरों से खेल तू
ज़िंदगी ये खेल है
ज़िंदगी से खेल तू
फिर भी तुझको डर लगे तो
आते हुए जाते हुए
पीते हुए खाते हुए
उठते हुए गिरते हुए
जीते हुए
मरते हुए ए ए ए

सिर्फ गाना गा आ आ

डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
ऐसे भी
हाँ आं आं आं
वैसे भी
म्मम म्मम म्मम म्मम

डर लगे तो गाना गा आ
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा
डर लगे तो गाना गा आ


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Blog Day :

4434 Post No. : 15869

“Adalat” (1948) was directed by Vasant Joglekar for Mangal Pictures Production, Bombay. The movie had Baburao Pendharkar, Shalini Devi, Jog Madgulkar, Sudha Apte, Saroj Borkar etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Adalat” (1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Mahipal (later known as an actor) is the lyricist. Music is composed by Datta Davjekar. I must say the lyrics of Mahipal are quite impressive in this melancholic song.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Kismat to dekho (Adalat)(1948) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mahipal, MD-Datta Davjekar

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
kismat to dekho
humsafar r r r
kismat to dekho
humsafar
chaar kadam chale nahin
chaar kadam chale nahin
is tarah juda huye
ke aaj tak mile nahin
aaj tak mile nahin
kismat to dekho

dil ne to ki dua bahut
lekin na aa saki bahaa aa aar
phool ummeedon ke mere
khilaaye bhi khile nahin
khilaaye bhi khile nahin
kismat to dekho

dil ne to chaaha thha ki ab
kahde apna maajra aa aa aaa
ulfat ne si diye ke lab
hilaaye bhi hile nahin
hilaaye bhi hile nahin
kismat to dekho

raushan thhi jinse ae ye zameen een een
raushan tha jinse aasmaan aa aa aa aa
yoon gul huye mere charaag
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
jalaaye bhi jale nahin
jalaaye bhi jale nahin
kismat to dekho humsafar
chaar kadam chale nahin
is tarah juda huye
ke aaj tak mile nahin
kismat to dekho


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4426 Post No. : 15846

“Durga Pooja”(1954) was produced by Dhirubhai Desai and Sharad Desai and directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Sharad Productions Bombay. This mythological movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Shahu Modak, Kamal, Yashodhara Katju, Ratnmala, S N Tripathi, Rajkumar Indira Bansal, Sampson, Suryakant, Lathani, Prabha Shankar, Fazlu, Sita Bose, Dilip Pahalwan, N Bhushan, Yashwant Dav, Lajendra, Dubey, Vishwamitra, Kanchanmala etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it that were penned by four lyricists. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Durga Pooja”(1954). It is sung by Rafi. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Jab tak ye duniya rahegi (Durga Pooja)(1954) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

kahenge sabhi thhi kabhi ek raani
dharam ki nishaani
mita di pati ke liye zindgaani
charnon pe tere jhukegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

bhula kar chali chaand sa laal pyaara
nainon ka taara
chali tod maaya ka janjaal saara
kanchan si kaaya jalegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi

o bhaarat ki naari
ari o suhaagin
piya ki pujaarin
hua dhany hai tere balidaan ka din
hua dhany hai tere balidaan ka din
mar mar ke bhi tu jiyegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi
jab tak ye duniya rahegi ee
haaye teri kahaani kahegi
ye duniya teri kahaani kahegi


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4416 Post No. : 15822

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 17
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20/08/2020 – Death anniversary of Avinash Vyas
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The names of both Avinash Vyas and Bharat Vyas remind everyone of mythological movies and their bhajans and religious songs. On this death anniversary, I found a song, a Rafi solo with a difference. It is nothing like a bhajan or a mythological situation song, but appears to be roadside tamasha category song.

This is a fun song from the film Aadhi roti (1957). This movie has actors like Prem Adeeb, Master Bhagwan, Sulochana Latkar, Daisy Irani and Manorama. The songs are composed by Avinash Vyas and written by (unrelated) Bharat Vyas. As per the Rafi excel sheet, this song is performed on screen by Master Bhagwan. It figures as it does sound like a Bhagwan Dada song.

Three songs from the film are posted as below :
teri duniya mein aa kar bhi
so jaa re so jaa mere laal
main gori gori gori gori chhori

Actually the lullaby song “so ja re so jaa mere laal” is a multiple version song, with one more sad solo by GeetaDutt and a sad version by Rafi Sahab. I am glad that I visited the songs of this movie today. The sad version is something else and I don’t want to stop listening to it. Reminds me of another multiple version sad, lullaby song where Rafi Sahab scores a unbeaten ton in cricketing parlance: aaj kal mein dhal gaya. Composing a song, bringing it to the best possible shape and rehearsing it, till you get the perfect rendition with true expression must be as much hard work as it takes to complete a century in the test match. But then “Beti Bete” was in 1964, with Shankar-Jaikishan being so busy that they were canning more than one song in a day, as per some reports. So here Rafi Sahab and also other singers had to deliver the right take much quickly and had not much opportunity to be pedantic.

Excel sheet is also listing many Rafi songs composed by Avinash Vyas for Gujrati films. I would have attempted to post a gujrati song, especially the ‘Garba” songs like ‘mehnditevaavi’. But I hesitated, due to my half knowledge of the language. A Marathi song should be a safer bet to add in this series.

Avinash Vyas may not be one of the greats of the golden era of hindi film songs. This is a 1957 song, just about the right time when the composers had finally digested that a phenomena like Rafi Sahab exists. S. D.Burman was in his peak with films like “Pyaasa”, “paying Guest” etc., O. P. Nayyar was also getting into his groove and played a masterstroke with “Naya Daur”. Madan Mohan was still getting there with “Gateway of India”. But I feel strongly, that a couple of songs from this film “Aadhi Roti”, especially the lori song is a quality creation, deserves to hold its head high. This “lori” Rafi version has overshadowed the song I am posting here, as I heard it just now, after the present song and prepared the lyrics.

But I liked this song a lot too, for its peppy and mischievous spirit and Rafi sahab’s expertise and perfect delivery and timing in singing it. Another song, where it feels as if, more than one person is singing it, when actually only Rafi Sahab’s voice is there and no chorus to accompany. And plus also the fact that he seems to have so much time to sing not just the words, but accompany them with a lot of his typical ‘murkiyan’. All of this is done within the blink of an eye. Well, almost.

Any wonder that I wish, I was a butterfly on the wall, when all these recordings were happening in the recording studios.

This Rafi solo is presented, as a tribute to Avinash Vyas on his remembrance day.


Song-Mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana (Aadhi Roti)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaaaa
o mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
babu re ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
arey phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
haha
arey kahaan jaata bhai

phurrrrrrrrrrr….
udti phirti
jaadugarni
chhoriyaan
chupke chupke
dil ki kartin
choriyaan
ho…..
udti phirti
jaadugarni
chhoriyaan
chupke chupke
dil ki karti
choriyaan
dil apna in se bachaana
mat chot jigar pe khaana
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
arey phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
hahaha

chal chal chal
sambhal ke chal
o Chal chal chal
sambhal ke
galiyaan hain yeh pyaar ki
naar hai ya dhaar hai
talwaar ki
kaanon mein do
ghoomti hain baaliyaan
dil phansaane
ko hain yeh do
jaaliyaan
ho Kaanon mein do
ghoomti hain baaliyaan
dil phansaane
ko hain yeh do
jaaliyaan
ye prem ka taana-baana
mat iss chakkar mein aanaa
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
mat pyar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
baabu re ae ae ae
o Phisal na jaanaaa
o baabuoo
phisal na jaanaa


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 :

4414 Post No. : 15816

Every 23rd January we pay our tributes to the great visionary, a courageous and brave leader of our freedom struggle Netaji Subhashchandra Bose.

All of us are aware of his biographical details and details about his fight for the freedom of people of India and how he led his own fight in the way he thought was the best way to deal with the ‘British Empire’ then.

In one of my earlier posts on the blog here we have also discussed about the various movies based on the life of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose.

While we all celebrate his birth anniversary on 23rd January there are different versions about his last days (16 to 18th Aug 1945) and the last journey that he took from Taiwan to fly to Russia where he thought he would get support from the Russians in his fight against the Britishers.

However, 18th August 1945 is mentioned as that ‘unfortunate’ day in the history of ‘freedom struggle’ of India when Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was last seen alive. Remembering him and paying our tributes to him here is a song from the 1966 movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose’.

Earlier only audio of this song was available. Now I have came across a video clip of this song which shows this song as a background song with the ‘titles’ of the movie.

(However, the wordings of the song suggest that it must have been based during his last few years when after Gandhiji’s ‘do or die’ call Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was inclined towards Gandhiji and was thinking of writing a letter to him extending his support.)

“Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’ was directed by Hemen Gupta for ‘Adarshlok’. It had Abhi Bhattacharya, Jaymala, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, Padma Devi, Niranjan Sharma, N.R. Madholkar, Maxworth, Leela Mishra, Rajeshwar Dayal, Sudharshan Sethi, Chand, Ramesh Sharma, Arvind Sharma, Iqbal, Jadish Kanwal, Kishan Raj, Lila Jaywant, Rehana, Jamuna, Snehmala, Madhurika, Meenakshi, Moni Chatterjee, Kant Kumar, Paresh Kumar, Munshi Niyamatulla, Mohan Kaul, Jaisingh Sawant, Kamal Kapoor, Bazeed Khan, K.C. Supariwala, Panna Kapoor, Murray, Woolga, Harry, Peace, Kelly and others.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Adarsh while Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu.

This movie had five songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed to music by Salil Choudhary. Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar and Savita Bannerjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far four songs of this movie have been posted on the blog as following;

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Janmbhoomi maa main yahaan tu wahaan 23.01.2014
02 Suno re suno … ye Subhash ki katha 23.01.2015
03 Jhankaaro jhankaaro agneeveena 23.01.2017
04 Dushmanon saavdhaan 23.01.2020

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. Lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep and music is composed by Salil Choudhary.

With this song all songs from the movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’ have been covered on the blog.

Let us listen to this poignant song.

Video

Audio

Song-Ab jung shuru kal se (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

ab jung shuru kal se
ab kal se hai sangraam
sweekaar karo baapu
ye Subhash ka pranaam
ab jung shuru kal se

sevak ye tumhaara ab
aur iska har sipaahi
sevak ye tumhaara ab
aur iska har sipaahi
kal se banega baapu
jwaala ke path ka raahi

aasheesh tum mujhe do
kar jaaun apna kaam
kar jaaun apna kaam
ab jung shuru kal se
ab kal se hai sangraam
sweekaar karo baapu
ye Subhash ka pranaam
ab jung shuru kal se

hum ja rahe hain ab to
seene pe khaane goli
hum ja rahe hain ab to
seene pe khaane goli
maa ki deewaali ke hit
khelenge kal se holi
hum ja rahe hain karne
raushan watan ka naam
raushan watan ka naam
ab jung shuru kal se …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अब जंग शुरू कल से
अब कल से है संग्राम
स्वीकार करो बापू
ये सुभाष का प्रणाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से

सेवक ये तुम्हारा अब
और इसका हर सिपाही
सेवक ये तुम्हारा अब
और इसका हर सिपाही
कल से बनेगा बापू
ज्वाला के पथ का राही

आशीष तुम मुझे दो
कर जाऊं अपना काम
कर जाऊं अपना काम
अब जंग शुरू कल से
अब कल से है संग्राम
स्वीकार करो बापू
ये सुभाष का प्रणाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से

हम जा रहे हैं अब तो
सीने पे खाने गोली
हम जा रहे हैं अब तो
सीने पे खाने गोली
माँ की दिवाली के हित
खेलेंगे कल से होली
हम जा रहे हैं करने
रौशन वतन का नाम
रौशन वतन का नाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से …


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4407 Post No. : 15795

Today (11 August 2020) happens to be Janmashtmi, the day Lord Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu was born in the Dwapar Yug. His earlier avatar was in the Treata Yug and that was as Lord Ram, and the birthday of Lord Ram is called Ramnavami.

Lord Ram was a serious, sombre, idealism personifieed avatar of Lord Vishnu whereas Lord Krishna was a playful, more human like avatar. Playful and non serious he may be, but he meant business when the situation so demanded. And do not fiorget, it is Lord Vishnu, who gave us Bhagwatgeeta ka gyaan.

It should come as no surprise to note that Lord Krishna has been a favourite God of Hindi movies and there have been a good number of Lord Krishn related songs in Hindi movies.

On every Janmashtmi, we feature at least one Lord Krishn related song. The first janmashtmi of the blog saw the occasion getting celebrated with the popular song Shyaam teri bansi pukaare Radha naam (Geet Gaata Chal). Next janmashtmi in 2009 saw an out and out iconic janmashtmi song viz Govinda aal re aalaa zara matki sambhaal brijbaala (Bluffmaster) getting discussed.

If one thinks that we have run out of Lord Krishn related songs for this janmashtmi, now that it is the 13th janmashtmi occasiobn for the blog, one cannot be more wrong.

Here is a fantastic Lord Krishn related song from “Khaandan”(1965). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. The song begins with a stuti, which sounds like the voice of Ravi to me. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by Ravi, a ceator of iconic songs (my description for him).

The song is picturised on Sunil Dutt, with lots of other devotees engaged in the song and dance celebration, including Nutan, and Omprakash. It is Omprakash, who starts the bhajan singing the Sanskrit stuti.

Incidentally, some places in India celebrate Janmashtmi tomorrrow (12 August 2020), but UP people should know better, because Lord Krishn was born in these parts. :). According to UP calendars, it falls today. May be it falls in night, seeing that Lord Krishna was born at night.

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


Song-Badi der bhayi Nandlala teri raah takey Brijbaala (Khaandaan)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Chorus
Ravi

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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paritraanaay sadhunaam
vinaashaaych dushkritaam
dharmsansthaapnaarthaay
sambhavaami yugey yugey

o o o o o °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o

badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

koyi na jaaye kunj galin mein
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko o
taras rahe hain ae ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
taras rahe hain jamunaa ke tat
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
ab to daras dikhaa de natkhat
kyun duvidhaa mein daalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

sankat mein hai aaj wo dharti
jis par toone janam liyaa
jis par toone janam liyaa aa
pooraa kar de ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o o o °°°
pooraa kar de aaj vachan wo
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
koyi nahin hai tujh bin mohan
bharat ka rakhwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa aa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

कोई न जाए कुंज गलिन में
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तरस रहे है ए ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
तरस रहे है जमुना के तट
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
अब तो दरस दिखा दे नटखट
क्यूँ दुविधा में डाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

संकट में है आज वो धरती
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया आ
पूरा कर दे ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ°°°
पूरा कर दे आज वचन वो
गीता में जो तूने दिया
गीता में जो तूने दिया
कोई नहीं है तुझ बिन मोहन
भारत का रखवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला आ आ


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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4396 Post No. : 15772

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


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4396 Post No. : 15770

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 21
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OK, yes, this one too.

And I am very sure most of us would not have heard, or even heard of, the third stanza in this song. Ah yes, that is the wonderful bonus we have from the repeat use of this song. I was not even aware of the existence of a third stanza of this song, before my dear friend Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) introduced me to this repeat song in the 1978 film ‘Nasbandi’. That was a few months ago. In wayward manner, i.e. without any proper identification etc., this song is available on you tube. And unless one is aware of what one is looking for, one is bound to miss it.

And the third stanza – I wonder where and how IS Johar was able to lay his hands on the extended version of this song. Is the film availabl somewhere? Food, and quite wholesome food at that, for thought. The repeat use is the original recording in the voice of Rafi Sb. And as such, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh, for the film ‘Nasbandi’.

Definitely, the best of the fast paced super foot tappers sung by Rafi Sb. Listening to this, one can but not cease being amazed in wonder at the spectrum of the range that Rafi Sb has rendered over the near four and a half decades of his career as a playback singer in Indian cinema.

The original song, from the film ‘Mr X’ from 1957. The film is sadly not available, not traceable at present. And so one cannot write about the picturization. However, one thing that Ahsaan Bhai has confirmed with certainty that this song is performed on screen by Johnny Walker, in the original.

The repeat song in the film ‘Nasbandi’ is presented, in original, as a background song. Now, ‘Nasbandi’ is  Johar Films production. And knowing the penchant IS Johar has for spoofing and presenting a near gobbledygook farce of the normal situations, one must see this clip with a barrelful of salt, keeping on the side, all the sensible understanding of the real world, or even the reel world. The fun in his films is very much in-your-face farce.

IS Johar was an acknowledged intellectual and man of letters. Only that his capabilities in this arena got directed towards comedy and fun. One can sense that he is making a film for fun, and in that process he is making fun of a lot of established ideas, and even well known people. He went on to produce many films of this calibre.

Another thing that I want to highlight is his penchant for the motor bike. In practically all his films that I have seen, there is one or more scene of motorbike riding, and in some cases, real dare-devilry motorbike riding, be it ‘Johar in Kashmir’ (1966), ‘Johar and Mehmood in Goa’ (1965), or ‘Johar and Mehmood in Hong Kong’ (1971). In this film too, the same gimmickry appears. This song is all about extreme motorbike riding, with display of driving skills underwater, driving on rail tracks, ascending and descending stair cases, besides the other nominal tricks of motorbike riding. One enjoys the song of course. But one also realizes – it is in the film just for the heck of it. 🙂

Ah but, this post is not about IS Johar and his films. It is the recall of this iconic song sung by Rafi Sb, and as mentioned above, the wondrous discovery of a third stanza of this song.

40 years ago, this divine virtuous voice, departed from this world of the mundane. And the world became lesser so with his departure. The artist that he was, and the humane person that was him, only rarely one finds these two attributes of eminence so pleasantly enmeshed together.

Just like water – it will take shape of whatever container one pours into. And it will take up the color of whatever it is mixed with. That is the artist in Rafi Sb. His voice in the background, almost always sounded as the voice of the actor in front. That is what water does – accepts everything, becomes everything.

Such is the same – as with Rafi Sb.

Amen.

 

Song – Laal Laal Gaal Jaan Ke Hain Laagu  (Nasbandi) (1978) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . .

laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil o jigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
chor chor chor ye nahin hain maal o zar ke
o mor mor mor ye to hain dil ojigar ke
peele peele peele in ke laal hain niraale
neele neele neele inki ankhdiyon ke pyaale
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
haaye haaye haaye ye nigaahon ka nishaana
o vaaye vaaye vaaye koyi teer kha na jaana
o maan maan maan meri jaan meraa kehana
in ki chaal dhaal ke khayaal mein na rahnaa
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
waah waah waah kya haseen hai zamaana
o aah aah aah inke dhokhe mein na aana
saath saath saath naachna nazar bacha ke
haath haath haath thaamna jigar bacha ke
ajnabi pe bedhadak
khuli sadak chalate hain
chalate hain ye jaadu laal laal gaal
o laal laal gaal
jaan ke hain laagu
o dekh dekh dekh
dil pe rahe kaabu
o chor chor chor
bhaag pardesi baaboo. . . ah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
चोर चोर चोर ये नहीं हैं माल ओ ज़र के
ओ मोर मोर मोर ये तो हैं दिल ओ जिगर के
पीले पीले पीले इनके लाल हैं निराले
नीले नीले नीले इनकी अखड़ियों के प्याले
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
हाय हाय हाय ये निगाहों का निशाना
ओ वाये वाये वाये कोई तीर खा ना जाना
ओ मान मान मान मेरी जान मेरा कहना
इनकी चाल ढाल के ख्याल में ना रहना
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰

वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
वाह वाह वाह क्या हसीन है ज़माना
ओ आह आह आह इनके धोखे में ना आना
साथ साथ साथ नाचना नज़र बचा के
हाथ हाथ हाथ थामना जिगर बचा के
अजनबी पे बेधड़क
खुली सड़क चलाते हैं
चलाते हैं ये जादू लाल लाल गाल
ओ लाल लाल गाल
जान के हैं लागू
ओ देख देख देख
दिल पे रहे काबू
ओ चोर चोर चोर
भाग परदेसी बाबू॰ ॰ ॰


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

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Today is the 31st of July.
A date that has an immediate connect with most HFM lovers, for it signifies to them the passing away of one of Hindi film industry’s biggest legends.

Mohammad Rafi, or, as many (including myself) refer to him with the greatest respect, Rafisaab.

Today is his 40th death anniversary – and all of us here on the blog, and I’m sure millions around the world, remember him with great love, affection and respect.

That I’m a big Rafisaab fan is no secret.
This is also why, despite any other constraints I might have, I always try to write a post on 24th Dec (his birthday) and 31st July (death anniversary) for this blog.
It is my very small way of paying respect to someone who has given me so much joy in my life from just listening to his voice. I already feel blessed to be able to listen to him. To then be able to write about him is such a pleasure, and yet a humbling experience.

In many of my previous posts on Rafisaab, I’ve discussed him not just as a singer par excellence but also as a very special human being. For me, it’s difficult to separate the artiste from the person.
And in Rafisaab, I find myself lost in admiration on both counts – his mastery of his art, and his character as a human being.

In life one comes across, or reads about, all sorts of people.
There’s a lot to learn from others, their conduct and experiences in life.
The other day I’d written about Rajesh Khanna and how his life, inspite of all the mistakes he made, is a lesson for others.
The same applies to Rafisaab too – although not due to his mistakes, but due to his elevated thinking.
Much to learn from it.

The industry, for all its seeming “biraadari” and bhai-chaara, can be a nasty place. Stories of egos, back-stabbing, credit-grabbing, politics abound. Many artistes themselves say it’s a dog-eats-dog industry.

And yet, in such an industry, there was also a Rafisaab.

Throughout his career, from the late 40s till he passed away in 1980, there wasn’t a single blemish on his character. No story of ego, or back-stabbing or politics, or anything of that sort.
It’s quite remarkable – but that was Rafisaab.
Others in the industry might have tried to throw their weight around, even manipulate or belittle Rafisaab, but he never reciprocated with any anger or vengeance. He was on a different plane altogether – an elevated one.
This is why though there were incidents with legends like BR Chopra, OP Nayyar and Lata Mangeshkar, they always patched up with him.
Such was Rafisaab’s personality – you just could not but respect him, inspite of any difference of opinion you have.

Stories of Rafisaab’s humility abound.
Whenever he’d be praised for a song, he’d point upwards to suggest it was all God’s doing.
Such was his humility that he would ask a composer after singing “Was it ok?” And if the composer had even the slightest doubt, Rafisaab would sing it again.
This, even with composers of far less stature than Rafisaab.
No ego, just thorough professionalism, and the desire to give the best he could.

Stories of Rafisaab’s generosity abound. How he would take just a one-rupee token fee from struggling composers. How he would support various poor and underprivileged people, without the slightest fuss or publicity.

It’s hard to imagine a person like this in today’s world. Such a soft-spoken, gentle person, ever-smiling, and with so much kindness in his heart.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the person.

I’m no singer (ok, am just a bathroom singer) but am sure professional singers would have a lot to learn from Rafisaab’s professionalism, and sheer dedication to his profession. He always tried to give the very best he could – because that is what the composer, and the public, deserved. So no half-hearted measures or shortcuts.

Mind you, for a large part of his career, he was a superstar singer, so he could have got away without so much effort. But he wouldn’t be Rafisaab then. Right till the end, whether it was his riyaaz at home, or his rehearsals, or recordings, the effort and dedication was a hundred percent.

Like most artistes, Rafisaab also had ups and downs in his career.
One fine day, from being the most popular male voice for at least two generations, he found himself overshadowed by Kishore Kumar as the most popular voice of a new generation. It obviously hit him hard – his self-confidence apparently took a bit of a beating.

But, like they say, you can’t keep a good man down for long – and Rafisaab came back.
And how!
By 1976-77, with Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony and Hum Kisise Kam Nahin all featuring hit songs from him prominently, he was back with a bang.

From then on, till his death in 1980, he was very much back in business. That’s how you come back even when you seem to be down and out.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the artiste.

No wonder I am such a big fan of Rafisaab.
And I know I’m in pretty good company.
Company of at least a few million others.

I haven’t talked about Rafisaab’s songs here – what can I say? Right from his very early days, with songs like “yahaan badla wafaa ka” and “ik dil ke tukde” to his last days, with songs like “tu is tarah”, Rafisaab’s voice was totally in a league of its own.
Divinity incarnate.

And add to this divine voice, his control over pitch, his intonations, the “thehraav” in his voice. No wonder he could sing “o duniya ke rakhwaale” and “meri duniya mein tum aayi”, two songs on two totally opposite ends of the spectrum, with equal aplomb. Such was his mastery that he could easily adapt his voice to blend with any mood or moment.
Happy, teasing or sad.
Ghazal, qawwali or bhajan.
One moment, the despair of “ye mehlon ye takhton”. The next, the fun and frolic of “sar jo tera chakraaye”. Listen to this, and you feel it IS Johnny Walker’s voice.

Yes, that was another Rafisaab skill. To seamlessly adapt his voice to the actor on screen.

The “thehraav” in Rafisaab’s voice is something that I can never get enough of. I’ve listened to the title song of “Mere Mehboob” so many times, just to marvel at the “thehraav”.

Listening to Rafisaab’s voice is therapeutic for me. Whatever be my frame of mind, I just have to close my eyes and listen to “pukaarta chala hoon main”, and I suddenly feel better. 🙂

I could go on and on, but let me now move on to the song for today.

A few days ago, I was on youtube listening to some Rafisaab songs. But this time, instead of listening to his popular songs, I thought I’d look for lesser-known ones. There’s a special joy in discovering songs you’ve never heard before. True of any singer, but for me, especially true of Rafisaab.

I came across a few, shared them with Avinashji too, because he’s an even bigger Rafisaab fan than I am. 🙂

It was an enriching experience, since there were some songs with a decent spattering of Urdu – always a delight for me. 🙂

Today’s song isn’t one in this category. But I loved it the first time I heard it a few days ago, so I decided it would be the song for today.

Actually, I’m somewhat surprised I hadn’t heard this song before. Surprised because it’s from a 1982 film, Raakh Aur Chingaari. Starring Vinod Mehra, Vidya Sinha and Anil Dhawan. 1982 was still within my “active consciousness” of films and songs, and these actors are prominent actors – but somehow this film and song seem to have passed me by.

I also noticed that this film doesn’t figure on the blog yet – another surprise. So it’s making its debut here today.

Then the lyricist & composer. Lyrics by Tajdar Taj, music by Ratandeep Hemraj. Both new names for me.

I see that this combo is already on the blog in Sudhirji’s post.

But what is surprising is that this was MY era, and yet these names are new to me. It’s a very humbling realization. 🙂

I like the lyrics and the music – and of course, Rafisaab’s voice.

This happens to be a multiple-version song. The female version is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee.

So here it is “ye anjaan raahen”. Hope you like the song too.

And Rafisaab, you will always remain in our hearts.
Always.
There’s a very special place for you in all our hearts.
Thank you for making life that much more worth living. 🙂

Mohammad Rafi

Chandrani Mukherjee

Song-Ye anjaan raahen ye manzil paraayi (Raakh aur Chingaari)(1982) Singers-Rafi/ Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Tajdar Taj, MD-Ratandeep Hemraj

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Rafi version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Saaya bankar
Saath chalegi
Jeevan bhar
Ye tanhaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

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Chandrani Mukherjee version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Rooth gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen


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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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 99#
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Today 31st July 2020 is the fortieth Remembrance Anniversary of the great legendary singer Mohammed Rafi. He was born on 24st December 1924 in Kotla Sultan Singh in Punjab province of British India. He passed away on 31st July 1980 in Bombay (Maharashtra).

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Dukh Sukh’.

‘Dukh Sukh-1974’ was directed by Majid Maqbool for ‘Nausheen Films, Bombay’. This movie had Sandeep Kumar, Shreedevi (I am not aware if she is the same Sreedevi that we know), Chaand, Majid Maqbool, Farshori, Swaroop, Shams, Lalitashri, Jyoti, Chandermohan, Revati, Hafeez, Khan, Pritam, Vijaya and others.

As per HFGK Vol – V (1971-1980) this movie had five songs written by Javed Qadri and composed by Vitthal-Mumtaz. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.11.1974.

I had never heard about this movie or its songs earlier till I got the copy of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) five years back. This movie seems to be an obscure movie of its time. Also, I guess that the songs of this movie were not available earlier and have been uploaded only recently (i.e. two years back).

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

We already have a movie titled ‘Dukh Sukh’ of ‘1942’ on the blog and today ‘Dukh Sukh-1974’ is making a debut on the blog. That way this also serves the mission of bringing ‘movies with similar titles’ on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and lyrics are by Javed Qadri. If I am not wrong the lyricist Javed Qadri is making a debut on the blog today with this beautiful poetic song.

Music is composed by Vitthal-Mumtaz.

Thanking the uploader for the link of this song let us now enjoy this beautiful song sung by Rafi Saab …


Song-Mere paas aao de do sahaara (Dukh Sukh)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Javed Qadri, MD-Vitthal Mumtaz

Lyrics

mere paas aao
de do sahaaraa aa
mere paas aao
de do sahaahraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

chadhti jawaani teri
mahshar huyi hai ae
ho o o chadhti Jawaani teri
mahshar huyi hai
sharaab e muhabbat ka ye
saaghar huyi hai
pilaa de pilaa de
kar ke ishaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

champaa chameli jaisaa
nikhraa badan hai ae
ye maahaul shaayraanaa
chaman dar chaman hai
bahot khoob hai ye ae
bahot pyaaraa pyaaraa aa aa
bahot khoob hai ye ae
bahot pyaaraa pyaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa aa
mere paas aao o o

banaayaa hai tumne mujhko
mujassam muhabbat
hmm mm banaayaa hai tumne mujhko
mujassam muhabbat
fasaanaa yahi hai meraa
yahi hai haqeeqat
meri zindagi ko o
milaa hai kinaaraa aa
meri zindagi ee ko
milaa hai kinaaraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o
de do sahaaraa aa
mere paas aao
de do sahaahraa aa
na roothho sanam
dekho zaraa rangeen nazaaraa
mere paas aao o

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ

चढ़ती जवानी तेरी
महशर हुयी है ए
हो ओ ओ चढ़ती जवानी तेरी
महशर हुयी है
शराब ए मुहब्बत का ये
सागर हुयी है
पिला दे पिला दे
करके इशारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ

चम्पा चमेली जैसा
निखरा बदन है ए
ये माहौल शायराना
चमन दर चमन है
बहोत खूब है ये
बहोत प्यारा प्यारा आ आ
बहोत खूब है ये
बहोत प्यारा प्यारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा आ
मेरे पास आओ ओ ओ

बनाया है तुमने मुझको
मुजस्सम मुहब्बत
हम्म म्म बनाया है तुमने मुझको
मुजस्सम मुहब्बत
फ़साना यही है मेरा
यही है हकीकत
मेरी ज़िन्दगी को ओ
मिला है किनारा आ
मेरी ज़िन्दगी ई को
मिला है किनारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ ओ
दे दो सहारा आ
मेरे पास आओ
दे दो सहारा आ
न रूठो सनम
देखो ज़रा रंगीन नज़ारा
मेरे पास आओ ओ


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