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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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Music of Uttam Singh – 01
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#Nostalgia – Summer – 1983 (2) #

When I talk about the summer nostalgia-1983 I cannot forget the today’s movie. And that is why this separate write-up. Because the movie was a special movie for people like me who were interested in Manoj Kumar and his movies. And since his brother was making a debut with three others also making a debut, we (me and my friends) were excited about this movie.

Promotion of this movie on radio had already started earlier when we were already preparing for our board exams (of class Xth). Me and my friends used to discuss about its songs as some were nice songs and already heard frequently during promotion of this movie. Few songs from this movie were also becoming our favorites and we were also eager to watch the debutant actor and actresses of this movie.

The movie is ‘Painter Babu from 1983. The music of this movie is composed by music duo Uttam Singh- Jagdish Khanna. This was their first movie as music director duo. And this was also the first introduction of these names to me.

Well, we get to watch this movie in the vacations after our board examinations were over. After watching and liking this movie we become curious to know more about the music composers of this movie viz. Uttam Singh and Jagdish Khanna. However, after the Board exams it was ‘World Cup-1983’, and around the same time the results for the exams were declared. After that everything took a back seat and looking for admissions to ‘polytechnic’ or ‘11th -12th, become the priority. And that time there was no internet or blog like ‘atulsongaday’, and I was also not into contributing of lyrics or writing about movies and their songs 😊, So everything was deferred for the future.

‘Painter Babu’ was not as much successful on the box office as it was expected to do. But its beautiful songs were liked and enjoyed by music lovers like me. Some of its songs were already popular like “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” which has already been posted on the blog on 11.07.2012, more than eight years ago. Since I loved the songs of this movie, I had shared two of its songs after getting associated with this blog. I had noted two songs of this movie long time back, but they remained to be posted.

Today I am presenting this song on birth anniversary of Music Director Uttam Singh.

Uttam Singh was born on 25th May’1948. Today is his seventy-third birth anniversary. On this occasion we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. (We will discuss more about him and his filmography in the future posts coming on the blog. Till then we move to the today’s movie again.)

‘Painter Babu’ is directed by Ashok for ‘V.I.P. Films, Bombay’. It is produced by Manoj Kumar who also wrote the story and screenplay for this movie and had also done the editing.

The star cast of the film includes Rajiv Goswami (debutant and in title role), Meenakshi Sheshadri (debutant), Neelima (debutant), and Virendra Sharma (also a debutant).  They were supported by Rakesh Bedi, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Bandini, Ram Mohan, Kamaldeep, Bharat Kapoor, CS Dubey, Birbal, Lalita Kumari, Meena T, Tun Tun, Sundar Taneja, Rajan Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Shyam Jeet, Walia, Heera, Bhinda, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Sudhir, Mohan Choti, Shammi, Dinesh Hingoo, Aruna Irani, Kamini Kaushal and others. Singer Mahendra Kapoor had a special role in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.03.1983.

This movie has seven songs written by three lyricists viz. Manoj Kumar, Qamar Jalalabadi and Qateel Shifai. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar, and Bhupinder Singh have given their voices to the songs in this movie. The list of the songs in this movie is as given below.

S.No. Song Title
01 Ho, ham kuchh bhi rakh le naam uskaa
02 Painter Babu, I love you
03 Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” (Posted 11-07-2012)
04 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa  (Discussed Today)
05 Yaar kapadaa shaandaar hai
06 Hamkaa le chal yaaraa thhandi thhandi nahar ki kinaare
07 Jab yaad ki badli chhaati hai tab aankh meri bhar aati hai

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. On screen Meenakshi Sheshadri is lip syncing for Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and Mahendra Kapoor is singing for himself as plays a ‘boatman’ here in this song. Rajiv Goswami, the hero of the movie is seen in jail in the picturization of this song and many other artists perform on the boat in this song.

This song may remind some of us the song “Kho Gaya Hai Mera Pyaar” from the film ‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’ (1962) sung by Mahendra Kapoor. In that song the ‘hero’ is searching for his lost love, while in today’s song the heroine is missing her beloved and singing for him.

I have said above that few songs of this movie are very nice. E.g. the song “Kab Talak Shamma Jali Yaad Nahin” posted earlier on the blog, the songs “Jab Yaad Ki Badli Chhaati Hai”, “Hum Kuchh Bhi Rakh Len Naam Uska’ and the song beibg discussed today’s. But surprisingly none of these songs could make it to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1983. However two other songs from this movie featured in the list – they are “Humka Layi Chal Yaara Thandi Thandi Nehar Ke Kinaare” (at rank 21) and “Yaar Ladki Shaandar Hai” (ranking at number 26).

Let us now listen to the today’s song and take a trip down memory lane (almost) thirty-eight years back. . .

 O mere sajan barsaat mein aa

And also wish a very happy birthday to Uttam Singh. . .

(Lyrics for this song are written by Manoj Kumar as I have noted from some alternate sources. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) does not mention the lyricist’s name for individual songs separately).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – O Mere Sajan Barsaat Mein Aa (Painter Babu) (1983), Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Manoj Kumar, MD – Uttam Singh – Jagdish Khanna
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
Male Chorus + Mahendra Kapoor

Lyrics

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin

o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai aati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
ek lehar hai jaati
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
aane jaane me lehar
ek hi geet sunaati

o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
jhoomke barsaa paani re
tutke barsaa paani re
saawan ki,
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
main kya jaanu kya hota hai
oye main kya jaanu kya hota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
main roti hoon dil rota hai
aur saath hi baadal rota hai
barsaat aayee ee ee ee ee
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin
o paani re

jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin jhin

paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re
paani ek kahaani re
aankh se behtaa paani re

tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tujhse teri yaad hi achhi hai
jo mujhse sharmaati hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
tu jaake kabhi aata hi nahin
yaad aake kabhi jaati hi nahin
barsaat kahe ae ae ae ae
barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
saawan ki andheri raat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o saagar mein kaisa hai shorr
o chhayi hai ae ghataa ghanghor
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
o mere sajan barsaat mein aa
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon hoon
o saagar mein ae ae ae
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin
o o o o o o o o
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin
jhin chak jhin
jhin chak jhin jhin jhin


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4630 Post No. : 16284

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXVI: Year 1972
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1972.

In 1972, 130 Hindi movies containing 694 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 62 of these movies and she sang 151 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 47.7 % of the movies released in 1971. Her voice was heard in 21.7 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1972.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1972 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aan Baan Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
2 Aankhon Aankhon Mein Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
3 Aankh Michauli Shankar Jaikishan 0 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
4 Annadaata Salil Chaudhary 2 2 2 0 0 0 Yogesh
5 Anokha Daan Salil Chaudhary 2 2 2 0 0 0 Yogesh
6 Anokhi Pehchaan Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
7 Anuraag S D Burman 4 4 3 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
8 Apna Desh R D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Apraadh Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
10 Baawarchi Madan Mohan 1 2 2 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
11 Bees Saal Pehle Hemant Kumar 0 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari
12 Beimaan Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Verma Malik
13 Bhai Ho To Aisa Sonik Omi 2 3 2 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
14 Bombay to Goa R D Burman 2 2 0 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Buniyaad Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
16 Dhadkan Ravi 0 3 3 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
17 Do Chor R D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
18 Ek Bechaara Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
19 Ek Haseena Do Deewaane Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Kafeel Azar
20 Ek Nazar Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
21 Gaaon Hamaara Shahar Tumhaara Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Gomti Ke Kinaare R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
23 Gora aur Kaala Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
24 Haar Jeet Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 3 1 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
25 Hari Darshan Kalyanji Anandji 1 5 4 1 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
26 Jaanwar Aur Insaan Kalyanji Anandji 2 3 1 2 0 0 Indeewar (2) Gulshan Baawra (1)
27 Jeet Laxmikant Pyarelal 6 6 2 4 0 0 Anand Bakshi
28 Joru Ka Ghulaam Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
29 Kangan Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
30 Kundan Ganesh 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
31 Lalkaar Kalyanji Anandji 1 2 1 1 0 0 Mahendra Dehalwi (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
32 Maalik Kalyanji Anandji 0 8 1 7 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
33 Maanavta Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar
34 Maan Jaaiye Jaidev 1 1 1 0 0 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
35 Memsaab Sonik Omi 2 3 1 1 1 0 Verma Malik
36 Mere Bhaiyya Salil Chaudhary 2 3 2 1 0 0 Som Thakur (1) Yogesh (2)
37 Mere Jeewan Saathi R D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
38 Mom Ki Gudiya Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
39 Naag Panchami Ravi 0 2 1 1 0 0 Indeewar
40 Parchhaaiyaan R D Burman 0 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
41 Parichai R D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Gulzar
42 Piya Ka Ghar Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
43 Raaja Jaani Laxmikant Pyarelal 5 5 5 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
44 Raampur Ka Laxman R D Burman 3 3 1 1 0 1 Majrooh Sultanpuri
45 Rivaaj Shankar Jaikishan 0 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
46 Roop Tera Mastaana Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 2 2 0 0 Asad Bhopali (3) Verma Malik (1)
47 Sab Ka Saathi Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
48 Samaadhi R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
49 Sanjog R D Burman 1 1 0 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
50 Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ganesh 2 3 2 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
51 Sawera R D Burman 1 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
52 Seeta Aur Geeta R D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
53 Shaadi Ke Baad Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 4 2 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
54 Sharaarat Ganesh 2 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
55 Shahzaada R D Burman 2 3 1 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
56 Shor Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 2 2 0 0 Santosh Anand (2) Verma Malik (1) Inderjeet Singh Tulsi (1)
57 Subah o Shaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 4 4 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
58 Taangewaala Naushad 1 2 2 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
59 Victoria number 203 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
60 Wafaa Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
61 Ye Gulistaan hamaara S D Burman 4 5 2 2 0 1 Anand Bakshi
62 Zindagi Zindagi S D Burman 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 62 movies 13 MDs 96 151 86 60 3 2 22 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 13 music directors and 22 lyricists in these 62 movies released in 1972. Shankar Jaikishan with 428 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by Laxmikant Pyarelal ith 303 songs. This year, Laxmikant Pyarelal overtook the long standing second position holder C Ramchandra who was relegated to the third position with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (233), Kalyanji Anandsji (201), Madan Mohan (176), S D Burman (153), Roshan (144), Naushad (128), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2499 songs out of 3660 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1972. The top nine lyricists till end of 1972 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (521), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (283), Majrooh Sultanpuri (278), Anand Bakshi (275), Prem Dhawan (201), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Bharat Vyas (180) and Sahir Ludhianvi (117). These nine lyricists had penned 2509 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar did not collaborate with any new music director in a Hindi movie in movies of this year. Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, Mahendra Dehalvi and Som Thakur were three lyricists who got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1972 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 86 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 105 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 96 151 86 60 3 2
Total upto 1972 1109 movies 3057 3660 2546 891 176 65

By the end of 1972, she had sung in 1109 Hindi movies. So she achieved the distinction of lending her voice in more than eleven hundred Hindi movies.

It can be seen from the table of 1972 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 151 songs in 62 movies released in 1972. It was the highest number of songs in movies releade in a calender year for her in more than a decade. The last time she had sung more number of songs in movies released in a calender year than this was in 1961.

96 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies to 1972 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 54 songs that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 32 movies of 1972 are already covered in the blog. So 54 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 movies of 1972 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically the first movie of 1972 that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to be discussed is “Aankh Michauli”(1972).

“Aankh Michauli”(1972) was directed by Ramanna for EVR Pictures, Madras. The movie had Rakesh Roshan, Bharati (south), Om Prakash, Farida Jalal, Meeba T, Poornima, Jagdeep, Sundar, Joginder, Sharad Kumar (Jolly), Sanjeeva, Ganpati Bhatt, A Kannaiah, Gemini Balu, Arunachalam, Keshavan, Japmani, Dayalan, Shreeram, Veeraiah etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog so far. Lata Mangeshkar had sung one song in it which is not yet covered.

Here is that song. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Bharati (south) and Rakesh Roshan as a rain song. Much of the lip syncing takes place inside sewer pipes. 🙂 Om Prakash is also seen watching them while hiding from their sight.


Song-Tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali (Aankh Michauli)(1972) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both

Lyrics

tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali
chali
khul gaya raaz ab to gali gali

banega fasaana
haan jalega zamaana
gham ki vo kaali kaali raat dhali
dhali
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali

chali
khul gaya raaz ab to gali gali
banega fasaana
jalega zamaana
gham ki vo kaali kaali raat dhali
dhali
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali

vaade vafa ke
haan haan
hum to nibhaayenge
kabhi na bhulaayenge
kabhi na bhulaayenge

duniya ke aage
haan haan
sar na jhukaayenge
pyaar kiye jaayenge
pyaar kiye jaayenge

pyaar kiye jaayenge
pyaar kiye jaayenge

tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali
chali
khul gaya raaz ab to gali gali

banega fasaana
haan jalega zamaana
gham ki vo kaali kaali raat dhali
dhali
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali

dil bekaraar hai
hmm
gale se laga bhi lo
aao lag jaao na
aao lag jaao na
palkon mein apni
mujhko chhupaao na

aao chhup jaao na
aao chhup jaao na
aao chhup jaao na
aao chhup jaao na

tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali
chali
khul gaya raaz ab to gali gali
banega fasaana
jalega zamaana
gham ki vo kaali kaali raat dhali
dhali
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali

zindagi pheeki pheeki
ab rangeen hai
pahle nahin thhi kabhi
pahle nahin thhi kabhi

tum jo mile to duniya haseen hai
aur bhi hogi abhi
aur bhi hogi abhi

aur bhi hogi abhi
aur bhi hogi abhi
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali
chali
khul gaya raaz ab to gali gali
banega fasaana
jalega zamana
gham ki vo kaali kaali raat dhali
dhali
tere mere pyaar ki jo baat chali


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

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4504 Post No. : 16044

Today, November 16th 2020 is the 53rd Remembrance Day of the music director, Roshan Lal Nagrath (14/07/1917 – 16/11/1967). In 1951, he had composed teri duniya mein dil lagta nahi waapas bula le for ‘Baawre Nain’ (1951).The Almighty seemed to have taken his composition seriously and snatched him away from us early at the age of 50.

Most of Roshan’s song compositions were like poems woven in Hindustani classical music. This was but natural because firstly, he was trained in Hindustani classical music in Marris College of Music (now Bhatkhande Music Institute) in Lucknow in the 1930s. During the same period, he had also learnt Sarod from Ustad Allauddin Khan and later learnt Dilruba/Esraj on his own. Secondly, he worked with illustrious lyricists who were also poets, like Kidar Sharma, Shailendra, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Neeraj, Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep etc.

In 1940, Roshan joined All India Radio (AIR), Delhi as a musician where he came into contact with Khurshid Anwar who had joined AIR as Music Programme Producer in 1939. Roshan worked in AIR for about 8 years during which he got the rich experience as a musician for all types of semi-classical music like thumris, dadras, ghazals, qawwalis and also the folk songs. During his stint in AIR, Roshan got married to Ira Moitra who was a regular singer at AIR, Delhi.

In 1948, Roshan decided to shift to Mumbai to try a career in Hindi film industry as a music director. Due to his wife Ira Roshan’s acquaintance with Anil Biswas, Roshan got the first-hand exposure of composing songs for films from Anil Biswas by attending his song recordings. During this period, he also worked with his erstwhile AIR colleague, music director Khurshid Anwar as his music assistant for ‘Singaar’ (1949). After this assignment, it was struggling days for him as he did not have any assignment.

Roshan met Kidar Sharma, producer-director, who had already announced his film, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) with Snehal Bhatkar as the music director. He found Roshan to be musically talented person. Knowing that Roshan was going through hard days, Kidar Sharma decided to entrust the work of music direction to him with the consent of Snehal Bhatkar. [Incidentally, for ‘Gunaah’ (1953), after one song, Kidar Sharma had replaced Roshan with his consent and entrusted the music direction to Snehal Bhatkar]. Unfortunately, ‘Neki Aur Badi’ (1949) badly flopped at the box office. Roshan was devasted and went into depression. Again, Kidar Sharma came to his rescue and entrusted him the music direction of his next film ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950).

The box office success of ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950) with almost all the 9 songs in the film becoming popular, established Roshan as a successful music director. This success was followed by ‘Ham Log’ (1951), ‘Malhar’ (1951), ‘Anhonee’ (1952), ‘Naubahaar’ (1952), Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) etc. Roshan did not have a good success in the second half of 1950s as a result of which he had taken some ‘B’ grade films’ assignments. In the 1960s, like ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Roshan started with ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) which become one of the biggest block busters of 1960 with all its songs becoming popular.

Career-wise, 1960s were the best period for Roshan. He had a spate of musical successes in ‘Aarati’ (1962), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965), ‘Mamta’ (1966), ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967), ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1967) etc.

Mukesh was a friend of Roshan during their Delhi days in the early 40s. With Raj Kapoor in ‘Baawre Nain’ (1950), Mukesh was the obvious choice to sing for Raj Kapoor under his music direction. One can say that it was with Mukesh Roshan started his musical success in ‘Baawre Nain’, ‘Malhaar’ (1951) and ‘Hum Log’ (1951). Incidentally, when Mukesh produced his first film ‘Malhaar’ (1951), he entrusted the music direction to his friend Roshan.

Following the contractual obligation for Mukesh under which he could not sing songs for any other films during the making of ‘Maashooka’ (1953) in which he was the lead actor, Roshan’s collaboration with Mohammed Rafi among other male playback singers began to a greater extent than the earlier period. During 1953-56, Mukesh was concentrating mainly in his acting career and so was Talat Mehmood. This gave Rafi an opportunity to consolidate his collaboration with other music directors. In due course of time, Rafi’s collaboration with Roshan rose to such an extent that post 1954, Rafi became the main male playback singer for Roshan and sang most of the songs for Roshan among the male playback singers. . Among the female playback singers, obviousely, Lata Mangeshkar was Roshan’s main singer followed by Asha Bhosle.

Interestingly, Roshan’s musical career really took off with his association with Mukesh in Baawre Nain’ (1950) and ended with Mukesh in Roshan’s last film, ‘Anokhi Raat’ (1968).

The discussion on Roshan would remain incomplete without discussing his role in making the filmy qawwalis popular. If Madan Mohan was regarded as the king in the musical compositions of ghazals, Roshan was the king of the musical compositions of qawwalis. In ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954), Roshan composed his first qawaali – an all ladies qawwali ‘har baat puchhiye ye haqeeqat na puchhiye’. But his most popular qawwalis came from the pen of Sahir Ludhainvi in ‘Baabar’ (1960), Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

The piece de resistance among the filmy qawwalis both for Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi is the immortal na to kaarwaan ki talash hai ……ye ishq ishq hai from ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). This is an unique qawwali. To the best of my knowledge, it is Hindi’s films’ longest qawwali (12minutes). It is the only filmy qawwali in which apart from Urdu/Persian/Hindi words, 4 lines in Punjabi and few words in Brijbhasha have been used. It is the only filmy qawwali in which an extensive definition of ‘ishq’ has been outlined to include not only the Sufiyana tradition of love towards God but also the spiritual love of Radha-Krishna, Meerabai, Seeta and Ram, Lord Buddha, Masiha among others. This type of qawwalis can only happen in India beacuse of its composite culture. Both Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi had spent their formative stages of life in the neighbourhood of muslims and Hindu/Sikhs, respectively.

For Roshan, it was a challenging work to sustain the audience and listeners’ interest in 12-minute qawwali especially at a time when people had no patience to listen to even 3-minute songs in the theatres. It was the ingenuity of Roshan that he composed the qawwali, dividing in three broad segments with varying melodies and rhythms and ending with fast tempo and crescendo. It is also a qawwali in which five playback singers lent their voices – Manna Dey, S D Batish, Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra and Mohammed Rafi.

During his filmy career (1949-1967), Roshan composed around 435 songs in 58 films of which the Blog has covered 347 songs as of date.

On the occasion of the 53rd Remembrance Day of Roshan, I am presenting a melodious song, ‘chheen liya beimaan mera dil’ from ‘Zindagi Aur Hum’ (1962). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and is picturised on Nalini Jaywant. The words are of Pandit Shivkumar which have been set to music by Roshan. Apparently, the tune of the song is inspired from Roshan’s own song, saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.

Video link:

Audio link:

Song-Chheen liya re beimaan mera dil (Zindagi Aur Hum)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Shivkumar, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan

sona na maanga roopa na manga
nahin maanga dhan dhaan ho o
jaadu ki joro baandhi najariya
kar diye bekal praan ho o
kar diye bekal praan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

champa na maanga
chameli na maangi
na rang ras ki khaan ho o
tere ishaare pe bagiya ki bagiya
kar deti kurbaan ho o
kar deti kurbaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil

naam na jaanoon
gaam na jaanoon
na pehli pehchaan ho o
kaise tikaa loon kaise nikaaloon
shaam ka tu mehmaan ho o
shaam ka tu mehmaan
chheen liya aa
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
chheen liya re beimaan mera dil
toot na jaaye kahin
toot na jaaye ae
toot na jaaye beimaan mera dil


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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4337

Zarina Wahab, born this day in 1959, turns 61 today.

My first introduction to this actress of pronounced and natural underplay, was ‘Chit Chor’ of 1976. Yes, for a brief time, the phrase used for her was ‘Chit Chor Girl’. The debut was impressive and the performance in ‘Chit Chor’ was followed up in 1977 with another superb performance in the film ‘Gharonda’.

In both films, she plays the role of the typical girl next door, who wins your heart with an understatement of her performance as the young coming of age heroine, and her first encounter with love. These two assays, the Geeta of ‘Chit Chor’ and Chhaaya of ‘Gharonda’, quite adequately define for me, the accomplished actress she is.

This song is from the 1995 film ‘Mera Damaad’, almost two decades into her career. The film had a good successful run at the box office, as a comedy of mixed up intents and identities of young hearts seeking their first love.

The film is directed by Partho Ghosh. The lead pair in the film is Zarina Wahab and Farooque Sheikh and the rest of the cast includes Utpal Dutt, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Bedi, Rakesh Bedi, Prema Narayan, Jankidas, Bhagwan Dada, Tarique, Priyadarshini, Parvin Paul, Abha Mukherjee, Khokha Mukherjee, Brahmachari, Kukku Saigal, Jagannath Prabhu, Balraj, Master Romel Kaul, and Baby Nivedita.

The music director for the film is Salil Chaudhry, and this song is penned by Yogesh.

Wishing Zarina a very happy birthday, with greetings for good healty, peace and many more such celebrations in the coming years.

The lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakash ji.

Song – Jhir Jhir Barse Aaj Gagan Se Ye Kaise Baadal  (Mera Damaad) (1995) Singer – Amit Kumar, Anuradha Paudhwal, Shailendra Singh, Sabita Chowdhury, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
aaye matwaale
matwaale
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
aaye matwaale
matwaale
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
jhir jhir barse
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal

dekho
madhosh mausam gaa rahaa hai ae
chhalkaa huaa rang hai
naye
albele raaston par
tera meraa sang hai
dekho
madhosh mausam gaa rahaa hai ae
chhalkaa huaa rang hai
naye
albele raaston par 
tera meraa sang hai
thaamey
rehnaa meraa aanchal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal

bheegey
bheegey badan mein bhi aaj kaissi
jalne lagi hai aggan
jaane abke baras kaissi
chalne lagi hai pawan
bheegey 
bheegey badan mein bhi aaj kaissi
jalne lagi hai aggan
jaane abke baras kaissi
chalne lagi hai pawan
mere armaan huye paagal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
aaye matwaale 
matwaale 
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne 
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
aaye matwaale 
matwaale 
pyaar ke yeh pal
likh di kyaa tumne 
iss dil mein pyaar ki gazal
jhir jhir barse 
aaj gagan se
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal
yeh kaisse baadal


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

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4340 Post No. : 15641

Sai Paranjpye has so far directed 8 feature films in Hindi. She has written story and script for all these films. Each of these films has some interesting background as to what prompted her to make those films. In this article, I am covering her film ‘Saaz’ (1997) which was produced by Amit Khanna under the banner ‘Pulse Films’ of the Plus Channel of which he was the managing director during 1989-2000.

Sometime in 1995-96, Plus Channel decided to produce some ‘middle-of-the-road’ films. Directors like Shyam Bengal, Basu Chatterjee, Sudhir Mishra, Aruna Raje, Gautam Ghosh and Sai Paranjpye were enlisted to direct  such genre of films which resulted in the release of films, ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Gudgudee’ (1997), ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi’ (1996), ‘Bhairavi’ (1996), ‘Gudia’ (1997) and ‘Saaz’ (1997), respectively.

Shabana Azmi had worked with Sai Paranjpye in ‘Sparsh’ (1980) and ‘Disha’ (1990). As per Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’ (2016), one day Shabana came to her with a proposal on behalf of Plus Channel to direct a film with a woman-oriented story in which she would like to work. Sai Paranjpye accepted the proposal. The subject of sibling rivalry in the professional fields had attracted Sai Paranjpye but she had not thought of making a film on the subject. With this proposal, she thought as to why not make a film on sibling rivalry.

We are aware that there have been many instances of sibling rivalries – be in epics, history, business, media, industrial houses etc in India where there was thin line of difference between the professional and personal rivalries. According to Sai Paranjapye, sibling rivalry of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle is unique in the sense that their personal relationship by and large has remained intact over the years in the midst of their professional rivalry. And Sai Paranjpye wanted to bring this uniqueness in the film.

When Sai Paranjpye worked on the script of the film, she realised that the film was leaning towards making of a biopic on Asha Bhosle. She felt uncomfortable to make a film on such a script involving the personal lives of the siblings. Furthermore, she has no acquaintance with both the sisters.  The idea of making a film depicting Asha Bhosle was, therefore, dropped. However, in the revised script, the main theme of two playback singing sisters were kept in mind with some twists in the stories just to segregate her story from the real life story of Lata and Asha Bhosle. However, a couple of events which actually happened during the lives of  Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar were incorporated as they were in the public domain, written by those who had witness those events.

The star cast of ‘Saaz’ (1997) included Shabana Azmi, Aruna Irani, Parikshit Sahani, Raghuveer Yadav, Ayesha Dharker, Zakir Hussain, Amar Talwar, Brijbhushan Sahani, Bhupen Hazarika etc. The story, script and dialogues were written by Sai Paranjpye who also directed the film. The film was mostly shot around Mumbai. Some last part of the film were shot in Seychelles.

The film was certified by the Censor Board on 31-12-1996. But film failed to get release in theaters. The reason is stated to be the ban put by the Theater Owners Association on the exhibition of films produced by Plus Films due to the non-payment of arrears of rent from Plus Channel to some theater owners. I am not aware whether the film was released in the theater after this ban. Probably, the film got released later on TV.  It was only after reading some parts of the script of the film published verbatim in Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book referred to above that made me to watch the film. I am pleasantly surprised to note that she has handled the theme of sibling rivalry of playback singing sisters very delicately and objectively. There are some poignant moments between the two sisters which are very heart-touching.

The film’s story has been told in a flash-back mode during Bansi’s (Shabana Azmi)’s sessions with a psychiatrist played by Parikshit Sahani. She needed this treatment as she has lost the will to sing after the death of Hemang Desai (Zakir Hussain) with whom she was in love and would have married him. In all her sessions, Bansi reveals events from her childhood to playback singing career as to how she was always played second fiddle to her elder sister. How she broke the relationship with her didi for 10 years due to snatching of her chance to sing on India’s Independence Day at Delhi. But after the sudden death of her elder sister, Bansi feels guilty of depriving  her elder sister of spending time with her daughter.  Towards the end of the film, Bansi gets a good news that her daughter has won the award as a promising playback singer. This pleasant news makes Bansi to sing live in front of the audience in Seychelles. The tape of her singing is sent to psychiatrist who comes at the airport to receive her and announces that she does not need any more treatment. So his relationship with Bansi as a doctor and a patient is over. Instead, he wants now to be her friend. The films end with both them walking together out of the airport.

In my view, this film is not one of the best among the films Sai Paranjpye has directed. Probably, in trying to make the film different from that of the sibling rivalry of Lata and Asha Bhosle, too many characters were introduced. As a result, about last one hour of film does appear some disconnect from the first part of the film which has some brilliant stamp of Sai Paranjpye. However, I feel that she has succeeded in creating sympathy of the audience for the younger sister without their malice towards the elder one.

In keeping with the subject of the story, ‘Saaz’ (1997) has as many as 11 songs (including a multiple version song). Songs are written by Javed Akhtar which have been set to music by 4 music directors – Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bhupen Hazarika, Raj Kamal and Yashwant Deo. The reason given by Sai Paranjpye for multiple music directors is that since sisters are playback singers working with different music directors, the songs in the film should reflect the different style of music direction. Two of the music directors, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Bhupen Hazarika also acted as music directors in the film.

Out of the 11 songs of the film, 3 songs have been covered in the Blog, all by Peevesie’s Mom. I am presenting the 4th song from the film which is a multiple version song. The song is “Baadal Ghumad Badh Aaye”. The male version of the song is sung by Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy sings the female version. Both the versions of the song are set to music by Yashwant Deo in Raag Megh-Malhar. In the credit titles of the film, only Javed Akhtar’s name appears as a lyricist. But in reality, both the versions of the song have been written by Sai Paranjpye. There is an anecdote as to why Sai Paranjpye had to write the lyrics of the song as revealed by her in her Marathi book referred to above.

Javed Akhtar has written all the songs except the one under discussion which was last to be written. Despite repeated reminder, Javed Akhtar could not write the song. Yashwant Deo who was to set the song to music had booked the recording room and taken the dates of Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy. All the musicians were also booked for the date of recording. Now only two days had left for the recording of the song but both the version of song’s lyrics was not yet ready. Just one day before the song recording date, it came to light that Javed Akhtar has gone to Khandala with a film producer. The cancellation of recording of the song would have entailed a huge loss and also the shooting schedules would have been affected entailing further loss.

Yashwant Deo mentioned to Sai Paranjpye that even if he gets the song in the morning of the song recording date, he can manage somehow to complete the rehearsals and record the song at the appointed time at noon. Sai Paranjpye came home at night and completed the lyrics of two versions of the song, foregoing her sleep. In the morning, she handed over the lyrics to Yashwant Deo and recording of the songs took place as schedule.

On return from Khandala on the next day, Javed Akhtar was shocked to learn that the songs have already been recorded. He got annoyed on Sai Paranjpye.  After 3-4 days, an executive from Plus Films came to her asking for her lyrics which Javed Akhtar wanted to read. He took lyrics to Javed Akhtar. There was no further development which meant that Javed Akhtar had no issue with the lyrics. On this issue, Shabana Azmi remained neutral.

Javed Akhtar won the National Film Award for the best lyrics in ‘Saaz’ (1997).

It is not an easy task for a novice to write lyrics based on Hindustani classical raags. The choice of words shows that Sai Paranjpye has hold over Sanskritised Hindi. For the first time, I have heard the word kanakalankrit bhor (dawn of golden colour). While the male version of the song is reflective of the onset of the rains, the female version of the song signals the end of the rains and the sun is shining giving a dawn of hope. This is symbolic for the resurgence of playback singing career of Bansi (Shabana Azmi) after she lost her will to sing.

Suresh Wadkar version of the song is pictuirsed on Raghuveer Yadhav who has played the role of a father of singing sisters, Mansi and Bansi. The picturization of the song is based on a true story in the life of Dinanath Mangeshkar who had gone to the house of Vishram Bedekar (Marathi and Hindi film director) in the midnight, drenched under heavy rains to borrow money to quench his thirst for alcohol. Bedekar taunted him by saying that it did not behove well for such a great artist to beg for money. Dinanath Mangeshkar retorted by impromptu singing a bandish in Raag Megh-Malhar and after completing the bandish, he took money from Bedekar as a present for his rendering.

Enjoy both the version of the songs in the backdrop of the approaching monsoon season.

Video (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Audio (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Video (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Audio (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Song – Baa..dal Ghumadh Badh Aaye (Saaz) (1997) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Sai Paranjpye, MD – Yashwant Deo

Lyrics

Suresh Wadkar Version

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..o..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
 
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
ghan barsat utpaa..aa..aa..t
aa aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa 
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
baa..dal ghumad
baa…dal ghumad baddh aa..aa..aa..ye

Kavita Krishnamurthy Version

baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay ka
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
 
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
prajawalit gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
kanakaalankrut bho..or
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
jai ghosh gagan kaa..aa..aa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
shubh utsav chahun o..or
shubh utsav chahun o..or
baa..dal baras ab maun bhaye
baa..dal baras
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baadal baras ab maun bhaye..ae
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
baadal baras
baadal baras
baadal baras ab maun bha..ye..ye


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Blog Day: 4270 Post No.: 15499

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 14
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In my personal opinion, “Namak Halaal”(1982) is one movie that had come at a critical juncture in the history of HFM and also in my personal life as well. 1982 was a time when the golden era of HFM was over. Songs and also movies were plainly becoming ridiculously rubbish. This was my personal opinion and many others shared this view.

But common people, what is often described as the LCD (Lowest common denominator) could not care less. This section of moviegoers, who are not much into thinngs like class, taste etc and are more into instant gratification loved whatever was being dished at that time.

And what was that ? That was disco. Most of them mindless, brainless kind of it. Standard formula of those days was to fill the movie with a few loud disco music where lyrics did not matter much. The lyricist only had to fit in a few arbitrary words including the word Disco, and the lyrics was done. Music director had an easier time. They only had to lift tunes of disco music from west. This lifting was shameless and blatant, without giving any credit to the original composer , and obviously without buying its rights.

The person who was almost singlehandedly responsible for this rot was Bappi Lahiri.

But Bappi Lahiri was not always like that. He started his career in mid 1970s and created some veryfine compositions. His music was so catchy that I often mistook his composition for R D Burman compositions, which is real high praise for a music director. It was he who composed such catchy and often iconic songs such as Chalte chalte mere ye geet yaad rakhna(Chalte Chalte)(1976), Aali re aali re Holi(Zakhmee)(1975), Pyaar maanga hai tumhi se(College Girl)(1978), Maana ho tum behad haseen (Toote Khilone) , Haan pahli baar ik ladki mera haath pakadkar (Aur Kaun), Hamse nazar to milaao (Ikraar), Tumhaaraa pyaar chaahiye mujhe jeene ke liye (Manokaamna) etc.

The problem with these tunes was that most of these tunes were class but these movies and its songs often went unnoticed. As a result, Bappi Lahiri’s career was going nowhere. So he finally decided that “to hell with class. I will compose music that sells.” So he started creating plagiarised disco songs. These songs were so popular that the entire music industy was forced to copy his disco music. And that sounded the death knell for the golden era of HFM.

Ironically, Bappi Lahiri kept producing some classy compositions even during the post Goolden era. My simple observation is that he did so when he used golden era singers in movies of golden era directors. On rest of the occasions, when mediocre producers and directors along with mediocre starcast was used, Bappi Lahiri would produce mediocre plagiarised music, and he would insist on giving playback for the hero in such movies.

“Namak Halaal”(1982) was directed by a golden era director namely Prakash Mehra. This movie, which was produced by Satyendra Pal for Chaudhary Enterprises, Bombay was a A grade movie with top stars of the day. Amitabh Bachchan was the hero. Others in the movie were Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Smita Patil, Satyen Kappu, Ashalata, Harish, Chandrashekhar, Dev Kumar, R S Chopra, Tuntun, Asha Chandra, Aazaad, Bob Cristo, Viju Khote, Jinder Walia, Nandita Thakur, Ram Sethi, Ranjeet Sood, Om Prakash, Ranjeet etc, with special appearances by Suresh Oberoi and Kamal Kapoor.

I had watched this movie by bunking my college (so what is new 🙂 ). Being a movie goer of high standards, I did not like the movie much. Having watched the movie, I went to the college the next day in what was the college recreation room which has facilities for indoor games like carrom board, TT etc. Some sports magazines were also available there.

There a few staff were playing carrom. While playing it, one of the staff, who had watched the movie, animatedly described the movie in glowing terms to his colleagues, leaving others suitably impressed and overwhelmed. He certainly made them eager to watch the song. I was listening to the discussion and I too got inflenced and realised that the movie was not all that bad that I had thought. This movie indeed was fun to watch. subsequently, I have watched parts of this movie and realised that this movie has some parts that have become all time classic scenes. For instance, there is this scene where hotel manager (played by Ranjeet) asks hairon Singh (played by Amitabh Bachchan) if he can speak English. The scene that follows can amuse movie goers even today. It is this movie that gave us a classic dialogue- “Moochhen ho to Nathhulal jaisi warna na hon.”

The movie had five songs in it. These songs had the golden era singers in it. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan and his singing made all the difference. No one else could have sung these songs with so much energy, verve and midas touch. And the picturisation of these songs were fantastic. There are cases when poor picturisation destroys the effect of a great song. But that is not the case in this movie. all the songs have been picturised superbly. watching the picturisation of these songs is a highly entertaining and fulfilling experience.

Four of these songs have been covere in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered in the blog:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Pag ghunghroo baandh Meera naachi thi 143 11-Oct-2008
2 Jawaan jaaneman haseen dilruba 2364 27-Mar-2010
3 Raat baaqi baat baaqi 8622 1-Sep-2013
4 Thhodi si jo pee li hai 14951 23-Mar-2019

One can see that the previous song from the movie was covered more that one year ago. After covering that song, I had become aware that only one song from the movie remained. But this song was such a song that it deserved a befitting writeup, and that required time. And I for some reason or the other was not able to find time for a writeup.

So I kept dilly dallying and things kept getting delayed. Finally a time came when I was informed that “Namak Halaal”(1982) becomes eligible for the blog ten year challenge. I informed other potential writers- “Dont dare touch it. It is my song.” 🙂

So here I am, finally forced to bring thing song onboard in the blog.

This song “aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyo” is a rain song extraordinaire. And it becomes so because it had been sung with gusto by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. It is difficult to think of any other singers who could have sung this song with this much aplomb.

The song was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil as a rain song. In rain songs, the actors , especially the lady gets dangerously wet. This song is one of the most dangerously wet sari song of them all. We are aware of several occasions when censors have ordered that songs be deleted because they found the picturisation as objectionable. Some examples being Balmaa khuli hawaa mein (Kashmir Ki Kali) and Jaata kahaan hai deewaane sab kuchh yahaan hai sanam (CID). Censors found the depiction of the female character objectionable in these songs. So these songs were deleted from the movie. Only their audio remain. and I need not tell you how popular these songs are.

When I posted the previous song from the movie, which was Thhodi si jo pee li hai , and which happened to be posted on 3900th day of the blog, our beloved Khyati jee censured me as well as Sudhir jee.

Congratulations Atulji and team on reaching this milestone.
I am thinking what kind of spell ASAD is under recently? Aap nashe waali baat kar rahe ho, seedhe shaade Sudhurbhai pichkaari maarne ki baat kar rahe hai… Just concerned or rather worried. 😉
Regards
Khyati

My comment was:

Agla jo gaana bacha hua hai is movie ka, that will increase your anxiety about us even more. That song is- aaj rapat jaaye. 🙂 🙂

Khyati jee commented

That song should be played/posted behind the curtain. Bachhon pe bura asar padega. 😉

The picturisation of this song is indeed like that. Fortunately Indian censors had become more liberal since the days of 1950s and 1960s and this song passed muster with the censors. The fact that this movie was directed by a heavyweight diirector and starred the biggest star of the day, who also had strong political connections must have certainly helped.

So, here is this song, the fifth and final song from “Namak Halaal”(1982). as part of blog ten year challenge. With this song, all the songs of “Namak Halaal”(1982) have been covered and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Devnagri script lyrics are provided by Avinash Scrapwala, a person who keeps an eagle eye on “blog ten year challenge” opportunities. 🙂

Video

Audio

Song-Aaj rapat jaaye to hamen na uthhaiyyo (Namak Halal)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo
hamen jo uthhaiyo to o
hamen jo uthhaiyyo to
khud bhi rapat jaiyo
haan khud bhi phisal jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyyo

barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
barsaat mein thhi kahaan baat aisi
pehli baar barsi barsaat aisi
kaisi ye hawa chali
ha
paani mein aag lagi
ha
jaane kya pyaas jagi re ae
bheega ye tera badan
ha
jagaaye meethi chubhan
ha
nashe mein jhume ye mann re
kahaan hoon main
mujhe bhi ye hosh nahin aa

ha ha ho ho ha ha ho ho
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
aaj behak jaayen to hosh na dilaiyo
hosh jo dilaiyo to o
hosh jo dilaiyo to
khud bhi behak jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyyo

baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke
baadal mein bijli baar baar chamke
dil mein mere aaj pehli baar chamke

haseena dari dari
ha
baahon mein simat gayi
ha
seene se lipat gayi re ae
tujhe to aaya maza
ha
tujhe to soojhi hansi
haa
meri to jaan phasi re
jaan e jigar kidhar chali
nazar churaa ke
aa ha ho ho ha ha o ho
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat ulajh jaaye to aaj na suljhaiyo
baat jo suljhaiyo to o o
baat jo suljhaiyo to
khud bhi ulajh jaiyo

aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo

baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
baadal se chham chham sharaab barse
ho saanwri ghata se shabaab barse
boondon ki baji paayal
ha
ghata ne chhedi ghazal
ha
ye raat gayi machal re ae
dilon ke raaz khule
ha
fiza mein rang ghule
ha
jawaan dil khulke miley re ae
hona thhaa jo hua wahi
abb darna kya
aa ha
o ho aa ha ho ho
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo
aaj doob jaayen to hamen na bachaiyo

hamen jo bachaiyo to o o
hamen jo bachaiyo to
khud bhi doob jaiyo
aaj rapat
aa ha aaj rapat jaayen to
hame na uthhaiyo
aaj phisal jaayen to hamen na uthhaiyo
aa ha
o ho
aa ha
o ho

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अरे अरे अरे
ना ना ना ना
ना ना ना ना आ

आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो ओ
हमें जो उठैय्यो तो
खुद भी रपट जैय्यो
हाँ
खुद भी फिसल जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
बरसात में थी कहाँ बात ऐसी
पहली बार बरसी बरसात ऐसी
कैसी ये हवा चली
हाँ
पानी में आग लगी
हाँ
जाने क्या प्यास जगी रे ए
भीगा ये तेरा बदन
हा
जगाये मीठी चुभन
हा
नशे में झूमें ये मन रे ए
कहाँ हूँ मैं
मुझे भी ये होश नहीं आज

आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
आज बहक जाएँ तो होश न दिलैय्यो
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो ओ ओ
होश जो दिलैय्यो तो
खुद भी बहक जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके
बादल में बिजली बार बार चमके
दिल में मेरे आज पहली बार चमके

हसीना डरी डरी
हा
बाहों में सिमट गयी
हा
सीने से लिपट गयी रे
तुझे तो आया मज़ा
हा
तुझे तो सूझी हंसी
हा
मेरी तो जान फँसी रे ए
जान जिगर किधर चली
नज़र चुरा के
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात उलझ जाए तो
आज ना सुलझैय्यो
बात जो सुलझैय्यो तो
खुद भी उलझ जैय्यो

आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो ओ

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे
सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बादल से छम छम
शराब बरसे ए
ओ सांवरी घटा से
शबाब बरसे ए

बूंदों की बजी पायल
हा
घटा ने छेदी ग़ज़ल
हा
ये रात गयी मचल रे ए
दिलों के राज़ खुले ए
हा
फिजा में रंग घुले ए
हा
जवान दिल खुलके मिले रे ए
होना था जो हुआ वही
अब डरना क्या
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो
आज डूब जाए तो
हमें न बचैय्यो

हमें जो बचैय्यो तो ओ ओ ओ ओ
हमें जो बचैय्यो तो
खुद भी डूब जैय्यो
आज रपट
आ हा
आज रपट जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आज फिसल जाएँ तो
हमें ना उठैय्यो
आ हा
ओ हो
आ हा
ओ हो


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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There are some very special memories related to this song. Memories of certain flights of fancy, associated with the expressions and emotions contained here in.

Greetings to Usha Khanna ji, on her 78th birthday today (7th October). It is sixty years now that she made her debut as a music director, way back in 1959 – ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, a film by Filmalya’s Sashadher Mukherjee. She recounts with a glee now, but then she was very nervous. Of course, just seventeen, recently out of school, and so miraculously given a break for a big name Shammi Kapoor starrer film. The first song recorded was “Megha Re Boley. . .”.  She walked into the recording studio with Sonik, who was the arranger for that film. She recalls that some musicians actually whistled at her as she made her way toward the group. And then Sonik told them that she is the music director. Quite a silence of disbelief followed.

Her nervousness was heightened by the fact that she would be directing Rafi Sb for her first song. The rehearsals and the recordings happened. Then at the end of the recording Rafi Sb asked her whether the song was recorded to her satisfaction. She recounts that she was too dazed and overcome by just his presence, and that she stammered in agreement. Then Rafi Sb told her – you are the music director. No matter who the singer is, but you are the boss. Even if I make a mistake, then you should correct me. Usha Khanna says that she was forever in Rafi Sb’s debt for giving her that encouragement and that advise.

More than 4 decades of active career and about 200 films in her portfolio, there are many a memorable songs and melodies that she has created – one of those music directors who would make you hear again. Ah, this one! Usha Khanna? Wow.

Listening to her music, one feels a lot of similarity with OP Nayyar. Of course that was the era that Nayyar Sb ruled with his rhythmic melodies, and other music directors would try to create music inspired by him. So Usha Khanna was also influenced by that style, but then she is not limited to style alone. There is definitely a lot of her own creativity that has gone into her work, else she would not have survived in this industry for four decades. And that too, being of a gender that generally is not associated with the work of a music director. The earlier names we can think of – Jaddan Bai, Bibbo, Saraswati Devi – all names from 1930s and 40s, when the classical music was the forte, and these ladies were trained and grounded in the classical mould.

Not Usha Khanna. She in fact, has no formal training in music. Her father, Manohar Lal Khanna, a lyricist active in the industry from late 1940s to 1960s, was her segue into music. He would write the lyrics and she would informally compose tunes for his songs at home. It was a creative spark and something special about her melodies that capture attention of her fathers industry friends like OP Nayyar and Indeewar. One thing led to another, and she was placed before Sashadher Mukherjee for an interview. The conversation started uncomfortably with singing, and ended very comfortably with music direction. S Mukherji, impressed with her tenacity and consistency (he had asked her to create two new tunes and present to him every day, for a year – think about doing that!!) gave her the first break with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, and followed it up with ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). After these two films, Usha was quite much on her way. That she was able to sustain her standing in the industry for four decades, speaks volumes about her talent and her approach. Might we also notice that contemporaneous to her, and subsequently, we do not hear of any other lady music director in the industry whose performance has left a mark on the music history of Indian cinema.

Ah yes, about the flights of fancy that I mentioned about, in the first para. Regulars are aware that this song forms a part of a tandem pair. The accompanying song is the hit sung by Mukesh – “Barkha Rani, Zara Jam Ke Barso”. Yes of course, that is the better known and the more popular song in comparison. However, this rendition by Suman Kalynapur is no less pleasant, alluring and engaging. Rather more so. So when this film was released, the teenager in me was still at school. And as with a boy’s fancies at that age, of course, I do not have to put it in words. Suffice to say that right from the time I heard these two songs for the first time, my liking has always been for the Suman Kalyanpur version. The fancy connected with the Mukesh song is that there would be a charming princess for whom the boy in me would sing this song. However, the fancy associated with the Suman Kalyanpur song is that there would be charming beautiful princess who would be singing this song for me. That appealed so much more to me, that my flight of fancy those days was someone singing this song for me. Aaye haaye – the heart still takes a swing at this thought. 🙂

Quick summary – the film is ‘Sabak’ from 1973, produced and directed by Jugal Kishore, songs written by Sawan Kumar and Hasrat Jaipuri, and music by Usha Khanna. The star cast of this film is listed as Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam, Jaishri T, Jugal Kishore, Ranjan, KN Singh, Nazeer Hussain, Master Satyajeet, Chandrashekhar, Brahmchari, Hercules, Mumtaz Begum, Ramesh Dev, Seema, Rajnibala, Maruti, Rajpal, Kishan Kaul, Ved Sharma, Rajan Kapoor, Moolchand, Bholanath, Manohar, Jerry, Omi Chopra, Uma Dutt, Pritam Kumar, Raj Verma, Kishan Billa, and Sundar Singh.

Once again, wishing Usha ji a very happy birthday and praying for many more healthy and comfortable returns of this day.

Ah yes, the lyrics of this song have been sent in by our dear Prakashchandra ji.

 

Song – Barkha Bairan, Zara Tham Ke Barso  (Sabak) (1973) Singers – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Saawan Kumar Tak, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

pee se hai mera milan
kyon hai ree tujh ko jalan
pee se hai mera milan
kyon hai ree tujh ko jalan
haaye re paapan zaraa ruk jaa
zara tham jaana re
barkha bairan
zara tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

pee ko mere aane de
ang se lag jaane de
pee ko mere aane de
ang se lag jaane de
phir tu dushman
yun barasna
jaane paayen wo na re..e..e
barkha bairan
zaraa tham ke barso
pee mere aa jaayen to
chaahe jam ke phir barso..oo..oo..oo
barkha bairan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

पी से है मेरा मिलन
क्यों है री तुझको जलन
पी से है मेरा मिलन
क्यों है री तुझको जलन
हाए रे पापन ज़रा रुक जा
ज़रा थम जा ना रे
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

पी को मेरे आने दे
अंग से लग जाने दे
पी को मेरे आने दे
अंग से लग जाने दे
फिर तू दुश्मन
यूं बरसना
जाने पाएँ वो ना रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
बरखा बैरन
ज़रा थम के बरसो
पी मेरे आ जाएँ तो
चाहे जम के फिर बरसो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
बरखा बैरन


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If one asks Hindi movie people things like what is your favourite festival,favourite season etc, what would be their reply ? whichever festival and whichever season gives us song opportunities, would be the reply.

Little wonder then that Holi is the favourite festival of Hindi movies and rain is the favourite season.

But when we watch the Holi festival songs or rain songs in Hindi movies, we find that these songs are mostly “filmy”, viz unrealistic and sanitised. Reel life picturisation bears little resemblance to how things are in real life.

When it comes to rain songs, we find the hero and heroines singing merrily in rain, without a care in the world. For instance, we have Amitabh Bachchan and Mausami Chatterji singing in Mumbai rains and enjoying it. In real life, people would take shelter in nearby buildings and they would be very concerned about their wet clothes. In our childhood, our moms admonished us that we would catch cold if we get wet in rains. Clearly Amitabh Bachchan and Mausami Chatterji’s parents had not told them about the ill effects of getting wet in rains.

And that is not all. Mumbai rains are not as romantic as this song makes out to be. It is a nightmare in reality, as any Mumbaikar knows. Roads turn into four feet deep rivers and it is unsafe to cross them, as there is the risk of gutters being open. Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s brother ( who was a famous doctor of Mumbai) lost his life after falling in one such gutter a few years ago.

In reality, rains in Mumbai throws public life in disarray. Road vehicles, as well as trains, including local trains get affected. Even flights get affected.

But I have found that electricity is surprisingly intact in Mumbai despite torrential rains. Trains, in case they run, runs merrily over submerged tracks which is an amazing feat, seeeing that many electrical motors involved in Railway operations get submerged. People who get stranded and have to stay back in their offices or in the homes of their friends/ relatives have access to electricity which ebables them to share their rainy season selfies with this whatsapp friends. 🙂 It is during such calamities that Apple phone users realise that they shpuld either carry their chargers with themselves or they should have friends/ relatives who are also Apple users like them. 🙂

If you are a resident of any place other than Mumbai, then the first casuality of rains in electricity. First rain of the season, and one finds electicity vanishing for hours. When I was in Izatnagar, Bareilly, first rain of the season invariably led to electricity getting tripped as trees would fall on electrical wires (we were told) and electricity would get restored only after some 24 hours or so.

I always wonder how electricity department persons had their electrical wires passing in the vicinity of trees who would then get uprooted even if the rain was nothing but passing showers.

In Bareilly, I had another worry. I wondered if electricity had gone off in every household or is it only in my household. I was confused because the household located nearby would be fully illuminated throughout night even if other households had no electicity. Railway electical people knew their job. They would make sure that their top boss had uninterrupted electricity supply come what may and they could keep the other residents in the dark. So if other households have light and my household does not , then I worried that the wires coming to my house may have got disconnected somewhere due to wind. And that often turned out to be the case.

And what about the case when roop started leaking after heavy rain ! The persons who were supposed to look after such repairs would come long after rain had subsided and the water from roof had drained away. Then, like Indian police in Hindi movies who appeared long after the crime was committed and clues obliterated, they would ask- where is the leakage. I cannot sdee any leakage.

We are living in modern era of mobile phones and dish TVs. If one has back up electricity (through inverter) When it rains, you get message on your TV screen- “Your set top box is not getting signals. Please check the weather to see if it cloudy.” Just imagine the situation when world cup is going on and India your favourite team, has an important cricket man on TV. That is the situation today (6 july 2019). So imagine my situation when I found electricity gone at 3 :30 AM in the early morning and not coming back for four hours. One starts worrying how one would be able to watch the match. Inverter cannot last till then unless electricity comes back and recharges the inverter battery. Moreover, inverter can only run TV, tubelights and fans. What about fridge, geiser, AC etc. The stuff kept inside fridge would get spoiled if the black out gets prolonged.

If blackout gets prolonged, then even water supply may get affected after some time because water supply depends on working of electric driven pump motors.

I can safely state that Hindi movie rain songs do not touch upon the above mentioned major aftereffects of rain. Hindi movies touch the after effects of rains only superficially. As far as Hindi movies are concerned, rains means clothes of actors getting soaked and the actors enjoying it, that is all.

If one thinks that new rain songs of Hindi movies, that have come up after 1980s keep up with changing times and touch upon the inconveniences brought about by rains, one can only be disappointed. With time, the rain songs have undergone changes, but they are not necessarily changes for the better.

I came across an “interesting” Hindi movie rain song. The special feature of this song is that it has Hinglish lyrics in it. In the golden era, we used to have Hindi / Urdu/ Sanskrit lyrics such as “Abke saawan mein jee jale”, “rimjhim ke taraane leke aayi barsaat”, “barkha raani zara jam ke barso” etc. Even post golden era had songs like “baadal yoon garajta hai”, “tip tip barsa paani” etc. But the lyrics of this song under discussion takes the case. The wording of the song is “rain is falling chhamaa chham chham”. It is so bad that it is good. 🙂

Most rain songs in Hindi movies are picturised on lead pair and they are their personal intimate affairs. But this song is like a community affair. In fact, the movie makers have taken short cuts and cheated on the movie goers. The movie makers have taken “dahi haandi” festival and “Ganpati Festival” situations and tried to pass dance steps and situations of these festivals as a rain song.

If you wondered how badly and cheaply someone called Atul can dance, here is one such spectacle for you to witness. This song is picturised on Atul Agnihotri, Pooja Bhatt and others as a supposedly rain song. Get actors wet in rain, and there is your rain song- that appears to be the philosophy of the movie maker. The same short cut philosophy was followed for creating songs of other genre as well. For creating muslim devotional song, lyrics of such a song would include words like “Maula”, “Allah”, “Sajda” etc and the devotional song was ready.

Coming to the same under question, it is sung by Sudesh Bhonsle, and chorus. Surendra Sathi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shyam Surinder.

Name of the movie ? “Gunehgaar” (1995). It is good to see the movie maker pleading guilty in the title itself. 🙂

The movie was produced by Maan Singh Deep and Kalyani Singh and directed by Vikram Bhatt. The movie had Mithun Chakraborty, Atul Agnihotri, Pooja Bhatt, Tisca Chopra, Kiran Kumar, Ishrat Ali, Baby Ghazala, Mushtaq Khan, Anil Nagrath, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Ram Sethi, Girja Shankar, Mahavir Shah, Naresh Suri etc in it.

Here is this “rain” song from “Gunehgaar”(1995). With this song, the movie makes its debut in the blog. The lyricist and music directors also make their debuts in the blog with this song.


Song-Rain is falling chhamaa cham cham (Gunehgaar) (1995) Singer-Sudesh Bhonsle, Lyrics-Surendra Sathi, MD-Shyam Surinder
Chorus

Lyrics

tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hmm
rain is falling chhama chham chham
rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hey
rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

chhat pe khadi thhi meri gulbadan
main thha gali mein
mere lad gaye nayan
rururururururu
o chhat pe khadi thhi meri gulbadan
main thha gali mein
mere lad gaye nayan
dekh ke dil machal gaya
paanv mera phisal gaya
dekho re dekho mera deewaanapan
hmm
rain is falling chhama chham chham
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

hey
rain is falling chhama chham chham
arre ladki ne aankh mari gir gaye hum

yeaah

dil mein uthha hai dekho kaisa toofaan
uski adaaon ne le li meri jaan
rururu rurururu
arre dil mein uthha hai dekho kaisa toofaan
uski adaaon ne le li meri jaan
aankhon se loot liya
baaton se maar diya
rukne lagi mere dil ki dhadkan

arre
ye to gayaa

tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan

rain is falling chhama chham chham
ladki ne aankh maari
gir gaye hum
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan
tan tana tan
tanan tanan


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.

Blog Day : 3982 Post No. : 15069

In some cases, it is the voice – some people will impress you, attract you with their voice. Girish Karnad’s voice has one of the most relaxing sound quality that I have heard. And his presence, his demeanor, his being in a scene, on screen or on stage, always had the same expression of comfort and relaxation as his voice. Seeing him, listening to him, one could never imagine if this person could be moved to a hasty or an impatient action.

He passed away, the day before. The news said that he was 82. I was surprised, it couldn’t be. Over the years since I had first seen him live in a drama in Delhi – almost a millennium ago, and then through films and media images, he always seemed to be the same, never changing, nor ageing. Be it the memories and images from the 60s, 70s, or even recent. He always appeared to be the same.

So when I read this one line in a media news item, I was very taken aback. Sure, I had not seen him active for the past few years, but the thought process probably had never projected far enough to make believe that he was past his 80th. In fact, as I reviewed his filmography in preparation for this article, I find that 5 of his upcoming films are slated for released through the rest of 2019.

Mid 1960s to 70s was an era for the theatre in India. One sees an upsurge in the quality of drama, the subject matter handling by the playwrights and the abilities of the dramatists. If it was Badal Sircar in Bangla (east), it was Vijay Tendulkar in Matathi (west); if it was Mohan Rakesh in Hindi (north), it was Girish Karnad in Kannada (south). These playwrights brought in some very incisive, some very timeless creations, that brought a completely fresh air, breaking new grounds in understanding the human psyche – how the humans interact, with each other and within themselves, how the social influences mould the individual behaviors, and in reverse, how the human expressions manipulate the social conduct. And together, how they shape the movement of history.

Girish K broke out a very crisp and a surprisingly innovative line of enquiry, with his very first play – ‘Yayati’. Most of the readers will be familiar with this episode from the epic, Mahabharat. Yayati is a king in the lineage of the Chandravansh, the lineage of Chandra, the Moon God. He is portrayed as an irresponsible king, consumed by his obsession with young age and the pleasures to be derived from it. He is afraid of getting old. His wife is Devyani, daughter of Rishi Shukracharya. Sharmishtha is the name of one of the ladies in waiting of Devyani. Actually a princess herself from another kingdom, Sharmishtha becomes a bounden server to Devyani due to certain events. As the events unfold furhter, Yayati has an extra marital affair with Sharmishtha, who bears three sons for him. Devyani too has three children, one daughter and two sons. Devyani complains to her father, who is the purohit (high priest) of the demon clan. Incensed by the behavior of his son-in-law, he curses him to a premature and a prolonged old age.

Yayati is shattered. He goes to Shukracharya, begs for forgiveness and removal of the curse. Shukracharaya tells him that his curse cannot be reversed, but it can be transferred to a person willing to take on such a curse. Yayati is overjoyed, but the joy is short-lived as he finds out that no one is ready to accept his curse. Finally, one of his sons, Puru, agrees to take on the curse of his father, wanting to bring peace to his father. Yayati enjoys another one thousand years of youth, donated by his son Puru.

This is a well known tale, and it has its own share of interpretations, analysis and philosophical discourse in literary critique over the ages. Girish K stepped in and asked a question that was never asked for many a millennia. What about Chitralekha?

It is not clear whether this character by this name exists in the annals of Mahabharat. Girish K is alluding to, and enquiring about Puru’s wife. A man goes ahead and takes on the curse of old age for a thousand years. There is name and fame, for this sacrifice. But no one ever asked, what about his wife? What happened to her life and her time, and whether and how did she endure this abnormally changed circumstance foisted upon her. With certain modifications to the original plot, Girish K is the first scholar to ask this question.

This play came about during Girish K’s journey to England by ship in 1960. The version of Mahabharat by C Rajagopalachari was published in 1951. This version of the epic influenced Girish K, and he went on to create two great plays based on themes from this epic. By his own account, ‘Yayati’ came so naturally to him, almost as if someone was dictating and he was just transcribing. The writing of this play was completed on this sea voyage of three weeks. He was traveling to London, having been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship at the Oxford University. During his stay and studies, he completed a triple MA, simultaneously in philosophy, politics and economics. The second play, that was born out of the influence of Mahabharat, sat in his mind for almost three decades, and then was born as ‘Fire and Rain’, which was staged first time in 1995.

His other most celebrated theatrical creation is another view into the history of India. Titled ‘Tuglaq’, this play took the theatre world, the audiences and the socio-political commentators by storm when it was first staged in 1966. In 1972, this play was enacted by the National School of Drama, directed by Ebrahim Elkazi, and presented on the ramparts of the Old Fort (Purana Qila) in Delhi. Using the ruins of the Old Fort as the backdrop, the play was enacted, to a very critical acclaim. Personally, that was my first introduction to Girish K. Quite enchanted by the theatre scene in Delhi, I have seen this enactment of the play while I still was in school.

The play covers the last 5 years of the reign of Mohammed Bin Tuglaq. The protagonist, is portrayed as having great ideas and a grand vision, but his reign was an abject failure. He started his rule with great ideals of a unified India, but his kingdom degenerated into anarchy. His proclamation to move his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, resulted in a massive exodus that brought misery and sorrow to a huge population. This was seen by the commentators as an allegory to the Partition of the country in 1947, and mass movement of people from both sides of the border.

In his later discussions, Girish K has revealed that the play was not originally written with an intent to comment on the then current political scenario in the country. Writing about the commentary on his play, Girish K has stated – “I did not consciously write about the Nehru era, I am always flattered when people tell me that it was about the Nehru era and equally applies to development of politics since then. But, I think, that is a compliment that any playwright would be thrilled to get, but it was not intended to be a contemporary play about a contemporary situation.”

Girish K started his theatre career in Madras, with a drama group called the Madras Players. Starting with ‘Yayati’ we see the development of a multi-faceted career that has lasted for almost six decades – author, teacher, playwright, director, stage actor, film actor, director of FTII Pune, chairman of the Sangeet Natak Academy – there is so much in his career to write and tell about.

His association with the cinema begins with ‘Samskaara’ (1970) and ‘Vamsh Vriksh’ (1972), both in Kannada, and both well recognized and well awarded films. Girish K was also the co-director of ‘Vamsh Vriksh’. The storylines for both films are a very strong statement on the evolving nature of human relationships, as each individual passes through his or her own pleasures, travails, dreams and anguish. The stories tell of compelling human emotions that drive human beings, to behave in manners that are quite out of the ordinary expectations. In ‘Samskaara’, Praneshcharaya (role played by Girish K), a devout Brahmin, is so convinced of moksha being the ultimate goal of life, and being so focused to achieve it, marries an invalid, so he can remain a celibate all his life. His antithesis is life is Narayanappa, a Brahmin who has given up the traditions – he eats meat and lives with Chandri, a lady of lower standing in the society. As the events unfold, Narayanappa passes away. His final rites become a controversy – a non-Brahmin cannot perform his rites, and no Brahmin in the village is ready to perform the rites for one who has fallen from the tradition. In the midst of all this, Praneshcharya one night wakes up in the lap of Chandri. Unable to reconcile with his own actions, he leaves the village in despair. Chandri secretly performs the last rites of Narayanappa and leaves the village too. In the last scene, Praneshcharya is seen returning to the village. Did he confess and atone for his actions? – the question remains unanswered.

‘Vamsh Vriskh’ is a complex narrative of the progression in a family, the interrelationships, the hidden connects and the invisible knowns. The protagonist, Srinivasa Shrotri, goes through many a tribulation in life, and tries to keep his mental peace intact. Having lost or settled all his affairs, he finally renounces householder’s life to become a sanyaasi.

In 1974, Girish K appeared in a children’s film ‘Jaadu Ka Shankh’. Not much more information about this film is locatable.

In the next three years, we see Girish K in three films that are outstanding statements of the new-wave cinema. In 1975, we see him in ‘Nishaant’ as the timid but principled schoolmaster, whose wife is abducted by the brothers of the landlord. The film has a kind of idealist ending, with the schoolmaster fatally attacking the landlord during a religious celebration and the entire village rising up against the landlord and lynching him and his entire family. In 1976 came ‘Manthan’ – the story of the white revolution in India. Girish K has played the role of Dr Rao, a chemist assigned in the rural areas, to help villagers determine the quality of their milk and to help free them from the clutches of the milk contractors by establishing co-operative societies. In 1977, we see Girish K in ‘Swami’, assaying the role of Ghamshyam, an upright and principled eldest son in the family, after passing away of his father, handling the family matters and his own personal life very maturely and with wisdom, in the presence of a hostile step mother.

In the next four decades , Girish K has appeared in almost 100 films, in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malyalam and Assamese. I remember seeing him in ‘Man Pasand’ (1980), playing the role of Kashinath, a close friend of Pratap, the protagonist (role played by Dev Anand). Later, I have seen him in ‘Aasha’ (1980), ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’ (1983), ‘Tarang’ (1984), till the waning interest in newer films kept me away. Ah yes, he was part of the dear ‘Malgudi Days’ series on the television, playing the role of Swami’s father. In his other directorial outings, he has directed ‘Godhuli’ (1977) and ‘Utsav’ (1984), films that have earned a lot of critical acclaim. He has also made a number of documentaries, like one on the Kannada poet DR Bendre (1972), ‘Kanaka-Purandara’ (English, 1988) on two medieval Bhakti poets of Karnataka, Kanaka Das and Purandara Das, and ‘The Lamp in the Niche’ (English, 1989) on Sufism and the Bhakti movement in India. Many of his films and documentaries have won several national and international awards.

Girish K’s accomplishment as an actor is simply his complete comfort with being the character he is playing. Watching him on the screen, one has this confidence that he knows all the ins and outs of the character he plays, and that in some incarnation he has lived that role himself. The authenticity of portrayal is simply magnificent.

In 1985, he appeared in the role of Pandit Shiv Shankar Shastri in the film ‘Sur Sangam’. The film, and his portrayal of the senior patriarchic exponent of classical music, are my all time favorite. I have written about this film in an earlier article with the song “Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye”. The film revolves around classical music and the story of Pt Shiv Shankar Shastri, one of the greatest living exponents of this art form. The story line brings in Tulsi (role played by Jayaprada), who is musically inclined and who reveres Shastri ji. The turn of events brings a certain unexplainable element – Tulsi is sexually assaulted, and the man responsible also throws down the portrait of Shastri ji. In a fit of violent anger, Tulsi slays the man with a shard of glass from broken portrait, runs off into the night, and boards a train departing from the local station. As destiny would have it, she barges into a first class coupe whose sole occupant is Shastri ji, who is traveling for participating in an out of town program. The two travel together, and return. Tulsi starts living in the same house as Shastri ji. He is a widower and has a girl child. Slowly, Tulsi becomes a part of the household. Being inclined for classical music, she also starts to practice while staying at Shastri ji’s home. One night, there is a special celebration at the temple of Lord Shiv. Shastri ji is to perform. Tulsi accompanies him, as usual. With the performance about to begin, Shastri ji motions Tulsi to pick up and play the taanpura in accompaniment. At this, all his participating disciples become incensed and leave the stage one by one. Tulsi rushes back home (and then leaves the household for good), the audience leaves and Shastri ji is the sole person left in the temple. In the absence of any accompaniment and musical support, he resolves to make his musical presentation regardless, to the Lord. And he presents this song, alone in a deserted temple, to Lord Shiv.

I picked this song specially, to highlight one aspect of Girish K’s artistic expressions, which was probably hidden until then. An accomplished performer, he has performed the dance steps as part of this song. Every review of the film at that time, commented on the dancer in Girish K. He revealed in an interview that he had taken on special dance training to prepare for this song. You can see the performance for yourself. It is no less than an accomplished and well trained dancer, presenting these steps in unison with the music.

This one song, in my humble opinion, is the best artistic performance that I have seen from Girish K. See the manner in which he starts his dialogue with the Lord. His singing, his facial expressions, his gestures and movements, all coalesce into a fluid expression of a conversation with Lord Shiv. No one else is present so this is a very private conversation, in which Shastri ji is telling the Lord to listen to His own sound coming from inside him. This entire clip is a one wonderful performance by Girish K that probably has not been surpassed.

It is a sad goodbye that we bid today. The person, the artist, and a scholar – it is truly a great loss to the cultural landscape of this sub continent that may never be made up.

One commentator has written about Girish K’s creations, that “. . . Girish Karnad allowed his characters to ask the questions, to struggle with the inconclusive, and hence his stories truly never ended.” Yes, that is the legacy of this multi-faceted artist – his creations, his stories, his characters – all still have a lot be explored for. That “struggle with the inconclusive” is so appropriate a passage dealing with the complex realities and relationships in the course of a human life. His stories have not really ended. And neither has his legacy.

Girish K – Rest in Peace. . . Enduring Peace

 

Song – Hey Shiv Shankar, Hey Karunakar  (Sur Sangam) (1985) Singer – Rajan-Sajan Misra, Lyrics – Vasant Dev, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hey..ey..ey shiv shankar
hey..ey..ey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar
mere bheetar tum gaate ho
mere bheetar tum gaate ho
sun lo tum apna ye swar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

maun gaan ka dhyaan jamaaya
maun gaan ka dhyaan jamaaya
yog raag ko hi maana
tum hi baney ho taan praan ki
tum hi baney ho taan praan ki
mere tan mann ko paawan kar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

rudra been jhankar tumhaari
rudra been jhankar tumhaari
shudra janon se rahi ansuni
dhanya tumhi ho jaavo sureshwar
dhanya tumhi ho jaavo sureshwar
apne mukh se sun apna swar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar [

nabh chaaya ghan ghor bijuriya damke jhamke
adharon ki muskaan tumhaari cham cham chamke
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa
ghir ghir aaye megh bhayankar garaj garajte
goonja nupur naad tumhaara thirak thirkate
jhuk gaya matha ki tum ne haan kaha jis pal umapati
sheesh ki ganga dharaa par utar aayi chhal-chhalaati
ga ga re ni re ga ma
dha ni re ga re sa
geet ki har lehar par tum jhoom kar naacho nateshwar
aaj is anand varsha mein nahaao tum maheshwar
aaa aaaaaa aaaaaaj is anand varsha mein
nahaa..aavoo tum maheshwar
shiv shankar
maheshwar
shiv shankar
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे॰॰ए॰॰ए शिव शंकर
हे॰॰ए॰॰ए करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर
मेरे भीतर तुम गाते हो
मेरे भीतर तुम गाते हो
सुन लो तुम अपना ये स्वर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

मौन गान का ध्यान जमाया
मौन गान का ध्यान जमाया
योग राग को ही माना
तुम ही बने हो तान प्राण की
तुम ही बने हो तान प्राण की
मेरे तन मन को पावन कर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

रुद्र बीन झंकार तुम्हारी
रुद्र बीन झंकार तुम्हारी
शूद्र जनों से रही अनसुनी
धन्य तुम्हीं हो जावो सुरेश्वर
धन्य तुम्हीं हो जावो सुरेश्वर
अपने मुख से सुन अपना स्वर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

घन छाया घनघोर बिजुरिया दमके झमके
अधरों की मुस्कान तुम्हारी चम चम चमके
आsss आssss आssss आsssss आsssss
घिर घिर आए मेघ भयंकर गरज गरजते
गूँजा नूपुर नाद तुम्हारा थिरक थिरकते
झुक गया माथा कि तुमने हाँ कहा जिस पल उमापति
शीश कि गंगा धरा पर उतार आई छल-छलाती
ग ग रे नि रे ग म
ध नि रे ग रे स
गीत की हर लहर पर तुम झूम कर नाचो नटेश्वर
आज इस आनंद वर्षा में नहाओ तुम महेश्वर
आ आ आ॰॰आज इस आनंद वर्षा में
नहा॰॰आवो तुम महेश्वर
शिव शंकर
महेश्वर
शिव शंकर
आsss आssss आssssss


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.

Blog Day : 3886 Post No. : 14916

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 13
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When the blog’s train reached 9th March of 2009, ten years ago, one of the songs posted that day was from the 1980 film ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.  Till that point, it was the third song posted for this film. Today, after a gap of 10 years, the fourth song of this film finds its place here.  Wow, ten years it took – and none of us thought of looking at this film again during these years.

The film has 6 songs in all. As I checked out the remaining three songs, and I played this one, I simply could not go ahead to listen to the other two remaining. I just continued to play this one over and over again. What a lovely creation this one – a brief description of the season of rains – ‘saawan’. One of thos songs which one is surprised that it has been overlooked .

The words are from the pen of Gulzar. As soon as one hears the line “Kaanch Ki Boonden Barsen Jaise” – it is Gulzar’s name that comes to mind, as the writer of this song. And the music by Khayyaam Sb – simply superb and marvelously simple. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. The three contributions have come together so beautifully to create this lovely song of rain.

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ is produced under the banner of Konark Combine International and is directed by Ismail Shroff.  The film boasts about an all star cast that includes Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Padmini Kolhapure, Sushant Ray, Shriram Lagoo, Deven Verma, Dr. Maya Alagh, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gauri Khurana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Viju Khote, Madhu Malhotra, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ram Avtar, Manmauji, Sundar Taneja, Kishore, and Jameel.

A lovely ‘saawan’ song – and it is time it came on board. 🙂

 

Song – Barse Fuhaar, Barse Fuhaar, Kaanch Ki Boonden Barsen Jaise  (Thodi Si Bewafai) (1980) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Khayyaam

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

heeron ke haar pehne phuhaar
phoole re
heeron ke haar pehne phuhaar
phoole re
resham ke taar le ke bahaar
jhoole re
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

baaji hai paaj thandi hawaa je
saawan ki
baaji hai paaj thandi hawaa je
saawan ki
agni laga ke gili ghata je
saawan ki
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

meetha sa shor dil se wo chor
aata hai
meetha sa shor dil se wo chor
aata hai
kehte hain log saawan mein mor
aata hai
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

हीरों का हार पहने फुहार
फूले रे
हीरों का हार पहने फुहार
फूले रे
रेशम का तार ले के बहार
झूले रे
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

बाजी है पाज ठंडी हवा जे
सावन की
बाजी है पाज ठंडी हवा जे
सावन की
अग्नि लगा के गीली घाटा जे
सावन की
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

मीठा सा शोर दिल से वो चोर
आता है
मीठा सा शोर दिल से वो चोर
आता है
कहते हैं लोग सावन में मोर
आता है
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

16500

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1280
Total Number of movies covered =4483

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