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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.

Blog Day : 3771 Post No. : 14747

Aah haa haa, what fun – “हम भी अगर बच्चे होते॰ ॰ ॰” and all the rest of the exuberant pandemonium that is involved in being a child – does it not give you a high of the mischievous anarchy that we have always enjoyed; sometimes secretly and most of the time overtly – “ना नौकरी की चिंता, ना रोटी की फिकर”.

To the child in all of us, who never grows up. I am sure you all know such ’children’. And I am also sure we all are very well acquainted with the person we see every day in the mirror, no matter whether there is hair on the pate to comb or no. 🙂  I dearly remember one of the managers I have worked with in the US, completely bald but very energetic – he always introduced himself as – “. . . a five year old imprisoned in a sixty five year old body”. And then, of course, we have our dear Bakshish Singh ji, who proudly claims his age to be 22-and-a-half years, three months and a few days, whenever you may ask him. And he has a stay order from the Supreme Court to back his claim. Too sad that I met him ten years after he got his orders; my stay order (from the same Supreme Court) stands at 32. 😀 😀

Music, especially the evergreen HFM, surely does wonders – does is not?

Celebrating the Children’s Day today, 14th November, and greetings to all the ‘child’ readers and friends on this blog 🙂

Thinking about it puts a little dismay in my mind, that we have special days set aside to remind ourselves about things and facts and experiences, which actually are a matter of, rather a part and parcel of our everyday life. We have Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day, and then we have Children’s Day. For the matter of celebration and to highlight this connection, it is okay that we have one day earmarked. But then we should also be aware of, and be celebrating these concepts everyday in our lives.

It is also the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of our country, after India became a free nation. Jawaharlal Nehru’s name got associated with this day, or rather the other way round – that his birthday was declared as the Children’s Day – for the recognition of his endearment to children, and his own professed acknowledgement that we need to celebrate the future leaders of this nation. Not to put any other twist on this thread, 🙂 I move on to the song being introduced with this post.

When you hear it, I am very sure the avid listeners of the radio will immediately recall this song. It used to be played often, especially on today’s day, and was a favorite. For a few months now, some of the regular visitor’s to my YT channel have been requesting for this song to be uploaded. This started after I uploaded another song from this film – ‘Hamaara Ghar’ from 1964 – “Chale Hawa Purvaai”. When I uploaded this song on 18th Jun last year, I got many requests to upload the song we are discussing today. Somehow, I just held on to those requests, wanting to bring this song online on this day. I missed the event of last year, and so the regular procrastination 😦  made me put it off for one full year.

The jingle that this song is, brings to mind many such jingles from the earlier days, when we had many group games which had songs attached to them. Here in north India, there are many such jingles part of the common folklore, such as “Kokila Chhupake Jumme Raat Aayi Hai. . .” (“कोकिला छुपाके जुम्मे रात आई है॰ ॰ ॰”), and “Aat Qila Bhai Baat Qila. . .” (“आटकिला भई बाटकिला, भई आमों वाली कोठरी॰ ॰ ॰”), and “Poshampa Bhai Poshampa, Daakuon Ne Kya Kiya. . .” (“पोशम्पा भई पोशम्पा, डाकुओं ने क्या किया॰ ॰ ॰”) etc. And ah yes, a very familiar one which we borrowed from the Britishers – “Ring a Ring o’ Roses, Pocket Full of Posies. . .”. Maybe some readers (five year olds struggling inside much older bodies) will recall these songs. And I am sure there are similar such game jingles popular in all regions in our vast sub continent. We used to sing these songs as we played the corresponding games – a group of 10 to 20 kids, all intent on having just fun. Sadly, the newer generation of youngsters hardly gets together to play such games, or make up such newer jingles. It surely is a lot of fun. 🙂

This particular jingle, apparently played as a child game, tells about one huffy-puffy arrogant royalty, who probably is not friendly with the people, and the people then teach him a lesson by putting a restriction on his food supply. And so the singers of this song tease this royalty and show him their thumbs (“ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰”) while singing that now you go and eat your gold and diamonds, and that you are going to regret this arrogance; you will not be served bread (“रोटी”). In the second stanza, now the people are teasing that the royalty does not want to do any work, and so they will have to survive on dust and stones; they shall still not be served any bread. Then, in the third stanza, the people are singing that at last the royalty has come out of their palace, and are being remorseful and apologetic; so they are made to dance while holding their ears, and sing while holding their nose. And only then, having danced and sung as such, will they be given “रोटी” to eat.

Although presented as this delightful children’s song, this jingle surely is a stark comment on the social divide that exists in the society, telling about the arrogance of the so called ‘haves’, who in reality are not in a position to even feed themselves without the effort and assistance of the ‘have nots’, and the actual strength of the so called ‘have nots’ in being able to produce and provide that which is the most crucial thing required for survival – “रोटी”.

And to be so expected, given that this jingle is written by Ali Sardar Jafri. From his earliest days of creativity even as a student at Aligarh Muslim University, where he came under the influence of such progressive poets as Josh Malihabadi, Jigar Moradabadi and Firaaq Gorakhouri. He was also seriously influenced by the Communist ideology, and was expelled on account of being arrested by the British Govt., for writing anti-war poetry and being the secretary of the students wing of the Congress party. He later completed his studies from Zakir Hussain College, Delhi, and Lucknow University. He was a very active member of the Progressive Writers Movement and the IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association).

His works as a lyricist in Hindi films include ‘Naya Tarana’ (1943), ‘Dharti Ke Lal’ (1946), ‘Zalzala’ (1952), ‘Pardesi’ (1957), ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ (1963), ‘Aasmaan Mahal’ (1965), and ‘Naxalite’ (1980). Between 1948 and 1978 he published eight poetry collections, which include, ‘Nai Duniya Ko Salaam’ (‘Salute to the New World’) (1948), ‘Khoon Ki Lakeer’ (‘A Line Of Blood’), ‘Amn Ka Sitara’ (‘Star Of Peace’), ‘Asia Jaag Utha’ (‘Asia Awakes’) (1951), ‘Patthar Ki Deewar’ (‘Wall Of Stone’) (1953), ‘Ek Khwab Aur’ (‘One More Dream’), ‘Pairahan e Sharar’ (‘The Robe of Sparks’) (1965) and ‘Lahu Pukarta Hai’ (‘The Blood Calls’) (1965). These were followed by ‘Awadh Ki Khae e Haseen’ (‘Beautiful Land of Awadh’), ‘Subhe Farda’ (‘Tomorrow Morning’), ‘Mera Safar’ (‘My Journey’) and his last anthology entitled ‘Sarhad’.

This last collection of poetry was carried by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his bus journey to Lahore in 1999. Atal ji had invited Jafri to accompany him on this trip but ill health prevented him from doing so. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee made history when he presented ‘Sarhad’, as a national gift, to the then prime minister of Pakistan, Janaab Nawaz Sharif, during the historic Lahore Summit, in February 1999. It was a milestone in Jafri’s life.
[Note: ‘Sarhad’ has also been produced as an audio album dedicated to Indo-Pakistan amity. It is produced by Squadron Leader Anil Sehgal and is composed and sung by ‘Bulbul e Kashmir’ Seema Anil Sehgal.]

In the course of his literary career spanning five decades, Jafri has also edited poetry anthologies of Sant Kabir, Mir Taqi Mir, Mirza Ghalib and Meera Bai with his own introductions. He also produced a documentary film ‘Kabir, Iqbal and Freedom’. In the 1990s, he produced two television serials, both of which were runaway successes – the 18-part ‘Kahkashaan’, based on the lives and works of seven Urdu poets of the 20th century he had known personally viz. Faiz Ahmead Faiz, Firaaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Majaaz, Hasrat Mohani, Makhdoom Mohiuddin and Jigar Moradabadi; and ‘Mehfil e Yaaraan’ in which he interviewed people from different walks of life. Both serials had tremendous mass appeal. He was also the editor and publisher of ‘Guftagu’, one of the leading Urdu literary magazines of the Indian sub-continent. His works have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.

In 1998, Jafri became the third Urdu poet to receive the Jnanpith Award (for 1997), after Firaq Gorakhpuri (in 1969) and Qurratulain Hyder (in 1989). He was also the recipient of several other significant awards and honours, including Padma Shri (1967), Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1971), the Gold Medal for Iqbal Studies (in 1978, from the Pakistan Government), the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy Award for poetry, the Makhdoom Award, the Faiz Ahmad Faiz Award, the Iqbal Samman Award from the Madhya Pradesh government and the Sant Dyaneshwar Award from the Maharashtra government. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) conferred a doctorate (D.Litt.) on him in 1986, fifty years after he was expelled from the university.

He passed away on Aug 1, 2000, in Mumbai.

As I was listening to this song in preparation for this article, the wording and the theme contained within took my mind back to a short story written by Leo Tolstoy. This story was part of our prose text book in probably the seventh or eighth grade. The story, titled ‘Ivan, the Fool’, tells the tale of an uneducated, unlettered farmer named Ivan, whom the local populace always referred to as ‘the Fool’. But in his ignorance of formal education and lack of erudition, lies the rustic wisdom of the land, and the nature. He has a sister named Martha, who is a mute. And there is a rule in their house. Only those who have done hard labor are allowed to sit at the table at mealtimes. Martha actually physically examines the hands of new visitors and guests, and if she finds no calluses on the hands of any person, that person will not be allowed to sit at the table and will not be given food. The story gets interesting when the Devil himself comes to the village, and tries to test Ivan and to sway him with promises of riches etc. The ignoramus that Ivan is, plays by the simple rules of his life, and the Devil has to depart, because he gets no food to eat while in the village, as per the rule of Martha.

This story, dated 1886, is a very interesting read. It highlights the concept of dignity of labor, and work is worship – a very striking reflection of the principles of communism which are enunciated in the ‘The Communist Manifesto’, authored by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. ‘The Manifesto’ has been acclaimed as the most influential political document in the 19th and 20th century time period, and it presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production. The industrial revolution was underway in Europe, and the exploitation of the masses as poor laborers by the rich industrialists, once again sparked into very sharp focus, the eternal divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’.

Reading between the lines, this children’s song is quietly characterizing that very thought. Starting from ‘The Manifesto’, into the tale of ‘Ivan the Fool’, and then reaching into this jingle – the verses tell us of the ‘royalty’ that shirks any hard labor – “राजा जी पछताएंगे, काम से जान चुराएँगे” as a result of which, they will not get anything to eat – “सूखी मिट्टी फांकेंगे, कंकर पत्थर खाएँगे”. Then, when the royalty descends from their palaces, as expresses their apologies to the people, then they will get food – “नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे, तब वो रोटी पाएंगे”. A utopia painted that actually carries a very important lesson for children, at least – to understand the value of hard work and to respect the hard work of others. Many, many hats off to Ali Sardar Jafri, to bring this message down to such simplicity, that it leaves you wonder struck and speechless.

I bring in some excerpts of the details about this film and its songs, from the article that I had written in Jun 2017, for the debut song of this film – “Chale Hawa Purvaai”.

“Shehar Aur Sapna”, the 1963 production by Abbas Sb, which focused on migrant population and housing problem in the city of Bombay, had won the National Award for the Best Film of the year. Apparently, at the function where the award was given, the then prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, requested Abbas Sb for a film for children. It seems that Abbas Sb took on that request almost immediately, because the film ‘Hamaara Ghar’ was released in the very next year i.e. 1964. This year was also when Nehru ji passed away (on 27th May). I have not been able to locate the information about the release date of this film, and whether Nehru ji was able to see this film, that was produced by Abbas Sb at his request.

The star cast of this film includes Sonal Mehta, Yasmeen, Rekha Rao, Tanya Siraaj, Pasha Azeem, Deepak Prasad, Sunil Kaushik, Noel Moses, Jai Prakash Narula, Maruti, Narayan Devanpalli, Levi Aaron, Ghanshyam Rohera, Nana Palsikar, Surekha, Dilip Raj, Anwar Abbas, Meena Abbas, and Yunus Parvez. As one reads this list, one can make out that the first many names are likely child artists, who are the lead performers in this film. Incidentally, the name Sunil Kaushik is of the second son of JP Kaushik, the music director for this film. Also, if I am not mistaken, the name Pasha Azeem is of Abbas Sb’s son.

This social drama is a film on national integration, at the level of children. I am able to locate a poster of this film online. The poster, all in tones of light blue, depicts a row of thirteen children, boys and girls, standing in ankle deep waves on a beach, and the name of the film is written in the sky background, in all languages of India. The caption at the bottom says – “A Film For Children Of All Ages”. Abbas Sb in his element of social responsibility, as always.

The film has six songs, five of them are penned by Ali Sardar Jafri. The sixth is the song “Saare Jahaan Se Achha. . .” written by the legendary Iqbal. Music is by Jag Phool Kaushik, the music director who started his film career with Abbas Sb for his 1963 film ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’. On the blog “Beete Huye Din” by Shishir Krishna Sharma, I am able to locate a detailed write up on this music director. An interesting trivia to note is that Anil Biswas was the resident music director for all films of Abbas Sb, before 1963. In fact, at the first instance, when JP Kaushik went to meet Abbas Sb with a reference, seeking work as a music director, he was told that Anil Biswas had already started to work on this particular film. Later, I assume that as Anil Da moved to New Delhi, likely during the production time of this film, the work for music direction was given to JP Kaushik. As I read in this blog, two songs for this film were already recorded by Anil Da, but later both of them were not used in the film. It would be interesting to track down the whereabouts of these songs, which I would like to designate as rarities, on account of circumstances.

The Geet Kosh lists only the name Vijaya Majumdar as the singer in this song accompanied by chorus. However, as we listen to this song, we are able to make out at least two more unidentified child voices – and another unidentified male voice. The music is so minimal. The only instruments one can make out are a dholak, a flute, and clapping of hands. With just using these devices, and a very interesting use of singing voices and chorus, a really delightful song has come into being.

A dedication to the forever child – onwards and upwards. And greetings to all the children on this musical bandwagon. 😉

[Author’s Note: Parts of this article, relating to Ali Sardar Jafri, are adapted from the material available in Wikipedia.]

 


Song – Raja ji Pachhtaayenge, Royenge Aur Gaayenge (Hamaara Ghar) (1964) Singer – Vijaya Majumdar, Unidentified Child Voice 1, Unidentified Child Voice 2, Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – Ali Sardar Jafri, MD – JP Kaushik
Chorus

Lyrics

raja ji pachhtaayenge
royenge aur gaayenge
sona chaandi niglenge
heere moti khaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
thengaa. . .
thengaa. . .

raja ji pachhtaayenge
kaam se jaan churaaenge
sookhi mitti phaankenge
kankar pathar khaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
ae ji roti kabhi na paayenge
thengaa. . .
thengaa. . .

raja ji pachhtaayenge
mahal se baahar aayenge
kaan pakal kal naachenge
naak pakad kar gaayenge
ho ooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
oooo ooooo
naak pakad kar gaayenge
tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
aji tab wo roti paayenge
balle balle balle balle balle
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
chhoo-na-eena
o ho
hoooommoooomm
hoooommoooomm
[more playful noises]

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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राजा जी पछताएंगे
रोएँगे और गाएँगे
सोना चाँदी निगलेंगे
हीरे मोती खाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰

राजा जी पछताएंगे
काम से जान चुराएँगे
सूखी मिट्टी फांकेंगे
कंकर पत्थर खाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
एजी रोटी कभी ना पाएंगे
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰
ठेंगा॰ ॰ ॰

राजा जी पछताएंगे
महल से बाहर आएंगे
कान पकल कल नाचेंगे
नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे
हो ओss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
ओsss ओssss
नाक पकड़ कर गाएँगे
तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
अजी तब वो रोटी पाएंगे
बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले बल्ले
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
छूनईना
ओ हो
हूम्मूम्म
हूम्मूम्म
[खिलवाड़ का शोर]

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Blog Day : 3732 Post No. : 14677

“Garib”(1942) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for National Studios, Bombay. This movie had Surendra, Rose, Baby Meena, Veena Kumari, Santaka, N A Ansari, Agha, Pesi Patel etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Five songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the sixth song song from “Garib”(1942) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Surendra. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of this song is available but it is clear that this “expression of love” song was picturised on Surendra himself.


Song-Haseenon ko karlo salaam (Garib)(1942) Singer-Surendra, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

o haseenon ko kar lo salaam
salaam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam
salaam
salaam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam
aankh lag jaaye to bas jaao wahin
dil machal jaaye to mit jaao wahin
aankh lag jaaye to bas jaao wahin
dil machal jaaye to mit jaao wahin
zara kar lo shaheedon mein naam
zara kar lo shaheedon mein naam
naam
naam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam
salaam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam

husn waale salaamat hain apne yahaan
husn waale salaamat hain apne yahaan
wo hamen chhod kar aur jaayen kahaan
wo hamen chhod kar aur jaayen kahaan
roz khali hai apna mukaam
roz khaali hai apna mukaam
mukaam
mukaam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam
salaam more raaja
haseenon ko kar lo salaam
salaam
salaam


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

Blog Day : 3626 Post No. : 14447

hullo Atuldom

“Thevar Magan” was a 1992 Tamil movie produced by Kamal Hassan and directed by Bharathan with music by Ilaiyaraja and a cast of Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Hassan, Revathi, Gouthami and Nassar. The story in one line is thus- a reluctant educated son ascending a throne full of thorns. This movie was remade in Hindi in 1997 by Mushir-Riaz produtions with Priyadarshan as the director. Here the cast was headed by Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri with Milind Gunaji, Tabu and Pooja Batra. Both movies credited Kamal Hssan as the storywriter.

Whenever I hear of a remake either from Hindi to any language that I understand – Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati or even say Telugu or Punjabi (both of which I have limited knowledge of) I make it a point to see both versions. The vice-versa also happens i.e. from regional language to Hindi, then too I see both versions, it is enlightening to see how actors understand the same character and portray them. To this end I have seen Drishyam in three languages and I felt that Mohanlal in Malayalam was good and Ajay Devgan in Hindi did not disappoint though Kamalhassan in Tamil failed to impress (my view which I feel the others may not agree to) in Papanasam (that was the title in Tamil). I have seen many other remakes too, the last one being a remake of Bhagwan Dada’s “Albela” in Telugu and Sachin Pilgaonkar’s “Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi” which I discovered was a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Biwi Aur Makaan”.

So, coming back to “Thevar Magan” and “Virasat” both were engrossing movies with good songs and lot of action. And it can be safely said that Amrish Puri’s version of the Raja Thakur matched Sivaji Ganesan’s Periya Thevar. And Anil Kapoor matched Kamalhassan in portraying the educated foreign-returned Thakur/ Shaktivel Thevar. Added to all this Anu Malik gave music almost at par with Ilaiyaraja, reusing some of the original tunes. Today’s song is one of the reused tunes. It has Amrish Puri lip-syncing in Hariharan’s voice. The song runs with the opening titles. There are two other portions of the song; one after the Thakur comes home angry after facing humiliation in the village panchayat and another portion of the song plays when the Thakur dies of a heart attack and the whole village is sad.

Today(22 june 2018) it is the birth anniversary of Amrish Puri. He was an all-round entertainer. He had acted in about 400 films between 1967 and 2005. I suppose the first time I took note of him was in the movies ‘Dostana’ where he played the villain’s henchman in Prem Chopra’s gang and ‘Naseeb’ where he was one among a horde of villains like Prem Chopra, Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Amjad Khan. Of course, at the same time we saw him in some Rajshri Production movies as a Chowdhary who refuses to acknowledge that his family is on bad times and his daughter needs to work to run the house as in “Saawan Ko Aane do”. He was a tyrant village head in Bapu’s “Hum Paanch”; numerous movies where he was the dreaded bad character his best being the memorable Mogambo in “Mr. India”. In the 90s he also became a loving father, grandfather; displayed his comic timing in movies like “Chachi420” and “Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate” etc. I have sat through many movies that I have mentioned just to enjoy Amrish Puri whether as Durgaprasad Bharadwaj (Chachi 420) or Retired Inspector Abhyankar (Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kate) or Chaudhry Baldev Singh (DDLJ) or Thakur Durjan Singh (Karan Arjun) to name a few.

Remembering Mogambo on his birth anniversary with this song from “Virasat” which is written by Jaaved Akhtar.

Video
(video)
Audio version

Some more portions of song


Song-Ek thha gaanv jahaan ka ek aisa thhaa raaja (Viraasat)(1997) Singer-Hariharan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

hey ae
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin thha
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

gaanv mein sabhi ke chehre
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
dinga danga dinga danga
dinga danga do
gaanv mein sabhi ke chehere
phoolon ki tarah khilte thhe
khushiyon bhari thhi duniya
pyar ke diye jalte the
har ghar uska thha apna ghar
sabke liye woh ek baraabar
sukh aur dukh mein sabka
saathi woh banta thha
uske rehte har din mela thhe

ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa tha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek thha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thha raja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta thha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom
ek aisa thha raaja
dooma chikka chikka doom
doo doom doom doom

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sabke dilon mein woh rehta tha
(arri pagli shuroo se)
sabke dilon mein woh rehta thha
(mm hmm
maine kahaa na shuru se
)
kaise dadaji)
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
Ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
(Haan shabaash
Ab sab aise hi gaao
)
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa thta raaja
ek tha gaanv jahaan ka
ek aisa tha raaja
sabke dilon mein woh rahta tha
uske jaisa koi nahin tha

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zindagi ka sapna
ek din toota aa
band kar aankhein
sabse woh roothha
band kar aankhein
sabse woh rootha
usski yaadein dil se na jaayein
humko rulayein humko sataayein
chhaaya andhera
jab woh gaya
ab kehti har ek ki zubaan


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Blog Day : 3622 Post No. : 14438

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 17
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‘थ’ – थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी राजा बीते ना जवानी ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तू भी गा, प्यार में मुस्कुरा ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, we grew up with and learned all about the heart, and the smiles and love, listening to your songs. . . how we wish there were more. . .

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Scraped through with some difficulty for today’s episode – not many songs, and duet at that, beginning with this letter ‘थ’.

Today’s song is from a lesser known film from 1957 – ‘Laxmi Pooja’.  The film is produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. The list of actors of this film reads like – Nirupa Roy, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Niranjan Sharma, Anant Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shri Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani, and Meenu Mumtaz etc.

The nine songs of this film are all written by Bharat Vyas, and the music is composed by Chitragupt. Quite a melodious song, this offering is. The singing voices are those of Shamshad Begum and Rafi Sb.

Apparently the lady’s beau has a stronger attachment to religious pursuits, much to the dismay of the lady. And she is trying to win him over with her winsome expressions about youth being wasted. And the gentleman replies – it is not just youth, but the entire life that is getting wasted, so let us sing the praises of the Good Lord. The lady is not giving up her rightful claim and she too presses on with her efforts to snare him with the promises of love. Our man, appears to be made of sterner stuff – and absolutely does not give up by the time 3rd antaraa starts to play (somewhat breaking the rule we have always found useful in such song situations).

There is another song of a similar theme – from the 1975 film ‘Sanyaasi’ – “Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein“. It would be interesting to compare notes and lyrics. . . 🙂

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani  (Lakshmi Pooja) (1957) Singer – Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

thodi si zindgani
raja beete na jawaani
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re

teri thodi si zindgaani
pal pal beeti jaaye jawaani
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

rang rangeele raja aaja
o raja
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
rang rangeele raja aaja
kar le dil ki baat re
baat baat mein jeevan beete..ey..ey..ey
baat baat mein jeevan beete
kyon na tu sharmaat re
kyon na tu sharmaat re
oo oo hoye
aai hai rut mastaani
rim jhim barse roop ka paani
dekho saawan ke badra chhaye re
kyon na nainon se nainan milaaye re
kaahe heere se janam gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

nain baan hain
palken dori
nain baan hain palken dori
chitwan chhode baan re
chitwan chhode baan re
roop jawaani behta paani..ee..ee
roop jawaani behta paani
kyon karta abhiman re
kyon karta abhiman re
teri preet badi deewaani
preet laga prabhu se agyaani
jahaan dhokha na koi khaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re
kaahe masti bhare din gawaaye re
kyon na govind ke gun gaaye re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
राजा बीते ना जवानी
काहे मस्ती बहरे दिन गवाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे

तेरी थोड़ी सी ज़िंदगानी
पल पल बीती जाये जवानी
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
ओ राजा
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
रंग रँगीले राजा आजा
कर ले दिल की बात रे
बात बात में जीवन बीते॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
बात बात में जीवन बीते
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
क्यों ना तू शरमात रे
ओ ओ होए
आई है रुत मस्तानी
रिम झिम बरसे रूप का पानी
देखो सावन के बदरा छाए रे
क्यों न नैनों से नैनां मिलाये रे
काहे हीरे सा जनम गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे

नैन बान हैं
पलकें डोरी
नैन बान हैं पलकें डोरी
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
चितवन छोड़े बान रे
रूप जवानी बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई
रूप जवानी बहता पानी
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
क्यों करता अभिमान रे
तेरी प्रीत बड़ी दीवानी
प्रीत लगा प्रभु से अज्ञानी
जहां धोखा ना कोई खाये रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे
काहे मस्ती भरे दिल गवाए रे
क्यों ना गोविंद के गुण गाये रे


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Blog Day : 3611 Post No. : 14404

“Bezubaan”(1962) was directed by Ram Kamlani for Gope Productions, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, David, Helen, Vishwa Mehra, Shammi, Ishwar Lal, Paro, Jamal, Genius, Umesh Sharma, Ramesh Rai, Baby Anita, Kathana, Prem Sagar, Rammurti, Hamid, Majnu etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Bezubaan”(1962) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Picturisation shows Nirupa Roy with Baby Anita, who have been thrown out of home by Ashok Kumar. The kid, too young to realise what is going on, wonders why her father is not with them. Nirupa Roy tries to put the kid to sleep by singing this “story” song which also doubles up as a lullaby.


Song-Ek thha raaja ek thhi raani ek thha raajkumaar (Bezubaan)(1962) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
ek thha raaja
ek thhi raani ek thha raajkumaar
pyaar bhari thhi duniya unki
sukh se bhara ghar baar
raaja ke man me ik din jaane kaisa lobh samaaya
bhool gaya wo pyaar ke naate
dekh ke jhoothi maaya
raaja nikla desh paraaye
laane heere moti
tab se pukaare saanjh sakhaare
raani roti roti
aaja re aaja
pardesi raaja
munna tujhko bulaaye
ro ro ke haari raani bechaari
munne ko neend na aaye

mujhse to tum roothhe sahi
bhoole ho munne ka pyaar kya
mujhse to tum roothhe sahi
bhoole ho munne ka pyaar kya
pahunchi nahin kaanon talak
nanhe si dil ki pukaar kya
aaja re aaja
pardesi raaja
munna tujhko bulaaye
ro ro ke haari raani bechaari
munne ko neend na aaye

kehta hai dil
aaoge tum
sone ki nagri ke paar se
kehta hai dil
aaoge tum
sone ki nagri ke paar se
hoti nahin daulat badi
sacche dilon ke pyaar se
aaja re aaja
pardesi raaja
munna tujhko bulaaye
ro ro ke haari raani bechaari
munne ko neend na aaye


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Blog Day : 3554 Post No. : 14260

“Naatak” (1975) was produced by C D Shah and Harish Upadhyay and directed by Sohanlal Kanwar for Filmland Production, Bombay. The movie had Vijay Arora, Moushumi Chatterjee, Snehalata, Jayashree T, Sulochana Latkar, Madhup Sharma, Raj Mehra, Raj Rani, Bhagwan Dada, Naazima, Subhash Ghai, Sunder, Tiwari aka Ramayan Tiwari, Shabina, Hari Shivdasani, Alka etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Naatak” (1975) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

This song is picturised on Mausami Chatterji as a “get together party” song. Vijay Arora instruct Mausami Chatterji (or is she Shehlata ?) to appear “ban thhan ke”, viz with make up on, but she appears withut make up, viz by painting her face with black shoe polish apparently. 🙂 Needless to mention, this puts Vijay Arora in an embarrassing position.

The song can be described as a “Raja” song as well, seeing that the word Raja gets used in the song as many as thirteen times. 🙂


Song-Mera rang mera roop…raja sach bolo main kaisi lagti hoon (Naatak)(1975) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mera rang mera roop
mere gaal mere baal
meri chaal mera haal
zara dekho
o dekho na

tumne jaisa socha thha
kya waisi lagti hoon
tumne jaisa socha thha
kya waisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon

tumne jaisa socha thha
kya waisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
kaisi lagti hoo
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon

mehfil mein jo aayi
ik nazar mein sabke dil mein
mehmaan ho gayi
mehmaan ho gayi
mehfil mein jo aayi
ik nazar mein sabke dil mein
mehmaan ho gayi
mehmaan ho gayi
dekha apna chehra
aaine mein to
khud pe
qurbaan ho gayi
qurbaan ho gayi

mujhko ye maaloom na thha
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
bolo na

mere achche sainyya
tum meri khaatir
thhodi si takleef to karo
takleef to karo
mere achche sainyya
tum meri khaatir
thhodi si takleef to karo
takleef to karo
honthon se nahin to aankhon se kahin
tum meri
taareef to karo
taareef to karo

saare kahte hain
main pariyo jaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon

tumne jaisa socha thha
kya waisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon
sach
kaisi lagti hoon
raaja sach bolo
main kaisi lagti hoon


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Blog Day : 3552 Post No. : 14254

“Baazigar”(1959) was produced by Ram Dayal and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Tiwari, Romi, Nazi, Helen, Mridula, Rana, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, Jagdish Kamal, Poonam Kapoor, Bimla, Jeewankala, Rafiq, Hanuman, Balaram, Narayan, Shafi, Dhondhu, Bihari, Vitthal, Sundar, Shammi, Majnu, Tiger (the dog), Mushtaq (the horse) etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it.

Five songs from the movie has been discussed in the past. Here are the details of these five songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Nazar ne aisa maara 11483 18-Oct-15
Kar le kar le pyaar vai vai yaar duniya dhokha 13164 17-Apr-17
Pyaar ka hai mausam ham hain akele 13610 25-Sep-17
Main to lut gayi duniyawaalon zara sa ghoonghat nikaal ke 14110 28-Feb-18
Do do hai deewaane mere parwaane 14247 8-Apr-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Baazigar”(1959) to appear in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus, but I detect at least one more female voice that sounds like Usha Mangeshkar to me. Nevertheless, I have gone by the HFGK entry of singer for this song.

Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

With this song, “Baazigar”(1959) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare(Baazigar)(1959) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare
laayi hoon raaja baagon se chunke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare

kahin honthon se naazuk gulaab hai
kahin chanda se gori chameli
kahin honthon se naazuk gulaab hai
kahin chanda se gori chameli
kahin karte hain joohi ishare
kahin genda kare athkheli
kahin sharma rahe
meri nargis ke naina matwaare
laayi hoon raaja baagon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare

mere phoolon mein dil ko saja ke
koi bheje kisi ko salaam re
mere phoolon mein dil ko saja ke
koi bheje kisi ko salaam re
patti patti mein maano na maano
likha hota hai aashiq ka naam re
le lo phoolon ka pyaar
kaahe baithe ho rasiya dil haare
laayi hoon raja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare
laayi hoon raaja baaghon se chun ke rang saare
le lo champa
le lo bela
le lo jispe aaye tumhaara dil pyaare


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Blog Day : 3461 Post No. : 13889

“Kaamchor”(1982) was directed by K Vishwanath. This movie, a remake of Telugu hit “Subhodayam”(1980) had Rakesh Roshan, Jaya Prada, Tanuja, Sujit Kumar, Suresh Oberoi, Shreeram Lagoo, Nita Mehta, Pinchoo Kapoor, Asrani, Bhagwan Dada etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that became quite popular during its time.

Five songs from the movie have bee discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the sixth and final song from the movie. It is a roadside tamasha song which is sung by Kishore Kumar and it is picturised on Rakesh Roshan, Asrani (playing an astrologer and carrying a forune telling parrot with him) and a female dancer whom I am unable to identify.

Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

With this song, “Kaamchor”(1982) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Jogi o jogi bhaag mein mere likkha hai (Kaamchor)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

jogi o jogi
bhaag mein mere likha hai
ek din main raaja banoonga
tera hi tota kehta hai
ek din main raaja banoonga
tera hi tota kehta hai
jogi o jogi
bhaag mein mere likha hai
ek din main raaja banuga
tera hi tota kehta hai
laa
lalalala
lalala

sooraj ho balwaan
tez chandar
yaaron banta hai wo sikandar
sooraj ho balwaan
tez chandar
yaaron banta hai wo sikandar
powerful hon grah
tabhi to kar lenge maal andar
jogi
jogi o jogi
bhaag mein mere likha hai
ek din main raaja banoonga
tera hi tota kehta hai
ek din main raaja banoonga
tera hi tota kehta hai

mitne ko har cheez mit jaaye
haathon se rekha na jaaye
mitne ko har cheez mit jaaye
haathon se rekha na jaaye
aji mutthi mein hai kismat apni
phir tu kyon ghabraaye
jogi
jogi o jogi
bhaag mein mere likha hai
ek din tu raaja banega
tera hi tota kehta hai
ek din main raaja banoonga
tera hi tota kehta hai
laa
lalalala lalla
laa lalalalala


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“Raaj Mukut” (1950) was directed by N Vakil for Mohan Pictures. The movie had Nimmi, Jairaj, Veena, Ramsingh, Sapru, Tabassum, R. Sinha etc in it. The movie had eleven songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the blog.
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Saga Of Sleepless Nights -1
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oo oo. . neend na mujh ko aaye,
dil mera ghabraaye
chup ke chup ke, koyi aa ke,
soyaa pyaar jagaaye

कोई तो ऐसी उमर रही होगी, कोई तो ऐसा मुकाम आया होगा ज़िंदगी में, जब किन्हीं जज़्बातों के चलते, कुछ (या फिर कई) रातें आप ने जाग के गुज़ारो होंगीं।

There must have been an age, a time in life, a passage of emotional intensities, when you may have spend a few (or maybe many) sleepless nights – thinking, waiting, contemplating. Yes, they visit us all, the nights of the wide open eyes, when a cloudy sky is an irritating bore – for if the skies were clear, at least you would be able to start counting the stars.
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