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Today 19th August 2020 is the first ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ (18th February 1927- 19th August 2019) of Music Director Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi Saab, whom we fondly know as Khayyam Saab.

On this occasion here is a song from the 1981 movie ‘Dil-E-Naadaan’ where the music for the movie was composed by Khayyam Saab. He had given beautiful melodies like ‘Chaandni raat mein ek baar tujhe dekha hai’, ‘Tera ishq hai meri zindagi’ etc. in this movie.

In the year 1981, Khayyam Saab had given us the unforgettable music in several movies viz. ‘Umrao Jaan’, ‘Dard’, ‘Aahistaa Aahistaa’ and ‘Naakhuda’.
Here is the list of these movies and the lyricists he collaborated with in these movies;

SNo Movie Title Year Lyricists Total no of songs Songs covered on the blog
01 Aahistaa Aahistaa 1981 Nida Fazli (6), Naqsh Lyallpuri (2) 8 3
02 Dard 1981 Naqsh Lyallpuri 7 5
03 Dil E Naadaan 1981 Naqsh Lyallpuri 5 3
04 Naakhuda 1981 Nida Fazli 5 2
05 Umrao Jaan 1981 Shaharayaar 9 7

“Dil E Naadaan-1981” was directed by C.V. Sridhar for ‘Sri Sanjay Chitra, Madras’. S.M. Sundaram was the executive producer of this movie. It had Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil, Jayaprada, Agha, Shivraj, Keshto Mukherjee, Jagdish Raj, Raj Mehra, Bina Pathak, Ashalata, Kavita Kiron, Vanita, Ashok, Umesh Sharma, Lalita Kumari etc. Om Prakash had done a guest appearance in this movie.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by C.V. Sridhar who was also the director of this movie.

Dialogues of this movie were written by Charandas Shokh. Editing was done by Subba Rao.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.12.1981.

This movie had five songs including two songs which had two-parts. Lyrics for all the songs were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music was composed by Khayyam.

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Suresh Wadkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, the following three songs from this movie have been covered on the blog;

SNo. Song Title Posted on
01 Chaandni raat mein ek baar tujhe dekha hai 28.09.2012
02 Tera ishq hai meri zindagi 17.10.2013
03 Agar leta hoon tera naam 11.07.2018

Today’s lovely song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. It is lip synced onscreen by Jayaprada. Rajesh Khanna is also visible.

As mentioned above lyrics are by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music is composed by Khayyam Saab.

Let us now enjoy today’s song and pay our tributes the musical maestro Khayyam Saab ….

Full audio

Song-Dil tera hai jaan bhi hai teri piya (Dil e Naadaan)(1981) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(based on audio version)

Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya

Dil tera hai
Ho Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya aa
Dil tera hai
Ho Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya
Meri dhadkan mein ae
Meri saanson mein ae
Tu hi tu hai basaa
Dil tera hai
Ho Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya aa

Meri palkhon mein chhaaya
Tere sapnon ka saaya
Meri palkhon mein chhaaya aa aa
Tere sapnon ka saaya
Mujhe dekar aawaazein
Kabhi toone chaunkaaya
Kabhi ubhrey
Ho Kabhi ubhrey
Kitaabon mein chehra tera
Meri dhadkan mein
Meri saanson mein
Tu hi tu hai basaa aa
Dil tera hai
Ho Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya aa

Teri aankhon mein aisi
Sharaarat pehle na thhi
Teri aankhon mein aisi ee
Sharaarat pehle naa thhi
Kabhi tere chehre ki
Ye rangat pehle na thhi
Toone baahon ke
Haan
Toone baahon ke ghere mein
Le hi liya
Meri dhadkan mein ae
Meri saanson mein ae
Tu hi tu hai basaa aa
Dil tera hai
Ho Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya aa

Sajan ye maine maana
Tu hai mera deewaana aa
Sajan ye maine maana aa
Tu hai mera deewaana
Banoon main teri dulhan
To aisa pyaar jataana
Main na rokoongi
Ho Main na rokoongi tujhko
Ye waada rahaa
Meri dhadkan mein ae
Meri saanson mein ae
Tu hi tu hai basaa
Dil tera hai
Haan Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hain teri piya
Meri dhadkan mein ae
Meri saanson mein ae
Tu hi tu hai basaa
Dil tera hai
Haan Dil tera hai
Jaan bhi hai teri piya aa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया आ
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया
मेरी धड़कन में ए
मेरी साँसों में ए
तू ही तू है बसा
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया आ
मेरी पलकों में छाया
तेरे सपनों का साया
मेरी पलकों में छाया आ आ
तेरे सपनों का साया
मुझे देकर आवाजें
कभी तूने चौंकाया
कभी उभरे
हो
कभी उभरे
किताबों में चेहरा तेरा
मेरी धड़कन में
मेरी साँसों में
तू ही तू है बसा आ
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया आ

तेरी आँखों में ऐसी
शरारत पहले ना थी
तेरी आँखों में ऐसी ई
शरारत पहले ना थी
कभी तेरे चेहरे की
ये रंगत पहले ना थी
तूने बाहों के
हाँ
तूने बाहों के घेरे में
ले ही लिया
मेरी धड़कन में ए
मेरी साँसों में ए
तू ही तू है बसा आ
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया आ

सजन ये मैं माना
तू है मेरा दीवाना आ
सजन ये मैं माना आ
तू है मेरा दीवाना
बनू मैं तेरी दुल्हन
तो ऐसा प्यार जताना
मैं न रोकूंगी
हो
मैं न रोकूंगी तुझको
ये वादा रहा
मेरी धड़कन में ए
मेरी साँसों में ए
तू ही तू है बसा
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया
मेरी धड़कन में ए
मेरी साँसों में ए
तू ही तू है बसा
दिल तेरा है
हो
दिल तेरा है
जाँ भी है तेरी पिया आ आ

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Hullo Atuldom

‘Amrit’ released on 27th June 1986. It was written, produced and directed by Mohan Kumar (01/06/1934- 10/11/2017) whose wife happened to be the sister-in-law of J Om Prakash, and actor Deepak Parashar happens to be his sister’s son. Mohan Kumar made films under his banner EmKay Films Pvt. Ltd. and began as writer-producer-director with ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’ (1961) which was a Filmyug Presentation.

‘Amrit’ has Smita Patil and Rajesh Khanna play senior citizens whose children ill-treat them after their respective spouses’ death. Amrit played by Rajesh Khanna has a son whose wife makes her father-in-law a male-nanny cum servant in-charge of buying essentials etc. Amrit loves his grandson very much and he in turn is hand-in-glove with the grandpa in eating chocolates and ice creams on the sly. Similarly, Kamla Devi played by Smita Patil has a son, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law’s brother and a granddaughter for family where she is reduced to being a maid and nanny. Both the seniors come in contact with each other because of the grand kids who happen to be classmates and playmates. The seniors develop a rapport and look after each other when they fall sick and they have a group of sympathizers in the local doodhwala, dhabawala, and a jobless lawyer and his wife (Satish Shah, Birbal, Shafi Inamdar and Aruna Irani). This is unacceptable to their children who take that as an excuse to show the door to their parents. The elders re-locate and Amrit finds a job as a school bus conductor and Kamla devi takes to training ladies in tailoring etc. The grand kids come looking for the grandparents after they grow up and get married. Simple tear-jerker family drama movie.

Today on the occasion of Kaka’s (a.k.a. Rajesh Khanna) death anniversary, let us have a song from ‘Amrit’ which was one of his successful movies in the period after his reign as superstar. We have him minus his characteristic mannerisms in this movie. This movie was Kaka’s next association with Mohan Kumar after the successful ‘Avtaar’.

This song is a Karva Chauth song and Smita Patil is seen breaking her fast with Shashi Puri (guest appearance) playing her husband. Then we see Kaka going into flashback about his wife and their way of celebrating the festival. Zarina Wahab in a guest appearance plays the role of the wife. The song is written by Anand Bakshi to Laxmi-Pyare’s music. Anuradha Paudwal and Manhar Udhas are the playback.

I have seen this movie a few times and I am always amazed at the exact same red colour that both the ladies wear in this song and their accessories. Kamla Devi (Smita Patil) taking pains with accessories is understandable as she is in a better financial position as compared to Savitri (Zarina Wahab) who is the wife of a signalman at Rajpur station. By the time the song ends Savitri also joins in (she seems to have learnt it too). Another thing is both couple sing the same song. Kya baat hai!!!.  How?

Incidentally, Zarina Wahab who made her debut in 1974 in the Dev Anand produced and directed ‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’ celebrated her 61st birthday on 17th July. Here is wishing her belatedly, all happiness and health.

Thinking of Kaka today, on his 8th death anniversary.

Video

Audio

Song – Aur Nahin Kuchh Tumse Kehna  (Amrit) (1986) Singer – Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Anuradha Paudwal + Manhar Udhas

Lyrics 

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
raat se din hai
din se raina
raat se din hai
din se raina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

sita ke bin ram adhura 
sita ke bin ram adhura
radha ke bin shyam adhura 
radha ke bin shyam adhura
ek akela naam adhura 
ek akela naam adhura
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na 
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara 
rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara 
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara
behta jaaye ye jag saara 
behta jaaye ye jag saara
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna 
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aaa aaa aaaa
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna 
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

आsss आsss आssss
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना


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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Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 6
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Today 18th July is the Remembrance Day of Rajesh Khanna. He passed away on 18th July 2012. As a tribute to him here is song from the 1980 movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

My last post in this series ‘Rajesh Khanna-The Phenomenon’ came almost one and half year back on his birth anniversary. In that post I had discussed a song from the 1979 movie ‘Amardeep’ and for today’s post we move to Rajesh Khanna movies in 1980.

The seventies ended on a positive note for Rajesh Khanna with ‘Amardeep’ being a hit at the box office. But, then 1980 was more like ‘turning around’ year for him on a positive note. And few of his movies performed well at the box office though only one of them viz. ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ became a ‘hit’ movie.

If we look back on the year 1980 from the point of view of Rajesh Khanna’s film career this was an important year for him – after his fourteen years in the film industry and recovering back after a string of commercially unsuccessful movies at the box-office.

However, these unsuccessful movies saw him playing different roles and it was like if he himself was trying to get out of his ‘Rajesh Khanna’ image and maybe it was a time for him where as an ‘actor’ he was doing an introspection of self.

As an actor he was looking for stronger roles. Nobody could have imagined that any star but Rajesh Khanna will be playing a role of a ‘psychopath who rapes and kills young women’ in those times in Hindi movies, but Kaka accepted this role in ‘Red Rose’. The movie was praised by all though it bombed at the box office. But it is considered a fine piece of the talent of the director Bharathiraja and Rajesh Khanna’s performance in it.

The other four movies of the same year 1980 viz ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, ‘Aanchal’, ‘Bandish’ and the today’s movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ also had him playing different roles a like a ‘psychiatrist’ in the ‘horror’ genre ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, a villager in ‘Aanchal’, a medical college student in ‘Bandish’ and a rich jeweler’s son in ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

He appeared in the following movies in 1980;

S.No. Movie Year Passed by Censor Board Director
01 Thodi Si Bewafaai 1980 29.04.1980 Eesmaayil Shroff
02 Red Rose 1980 23.05.1980 Bharathiraja
03 Phir Wohi Raat 1980 06.08.1980 Danny Denzongpa
04 Aanchal 1980 18.09.1980 Anil Ganguly
05 Bandish 1980 07.10.1980 K. Bappaiah

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai-1980’ was directed by Esmayeel Shroff for Konark Kombine International. It was produced by Nand Mirani and Srichand Asrani, while Rashid Ismail was the co-producer of this movie. It was presented by Nand B. Mansharamaney. Subhash Sonik was the chief assistant director of this movie. Vasant Katkar was the art director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Rajoo. Esmayeel Shroff was the writer of this movie and its dialogues of this movie were written by Moin-ud-din. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.04.1980.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sushant Ray, Padmini Kolhapure, Deven Verma, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Raja Bakshi, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gouri Khorana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Madhu Chauhan, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Jameel, Kishore, Sunder Taneja, Gopal Sirkar, Mani and others. This movie introduced Dr. Maya Alagh.

This movie had total six songs written by Gulzar and composed by Khayyam Saab. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sulakshana Pandit, Anwar, Jagjit Kaur and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is a background song (cum theme song too) sung by Bhupinder Singh.

This song is in three parts – first part happens as the movie starts with court proceedings where the court rules in favor of Neema (Shabana Azmi) and allows her to live separately from Arun Choudhary (Rajesh Khanna). The court also gives the custody of their child to Neema and allows Arun to meet the child for two hours once in a week on Sunday. As Neema, her child, her brother and Arun came out of the court, Arun once again tries to convince Neema to think about her decision but she is adamant and leaves with the child. Here the titles of the movie are rolling and the song continues.

Second part happens when Neema visits an optical shop for getting her spectacles repaired. The shop owner is Deven Verma and Arun (Rajesh Khanna) is working there. Here again very less dialogue is exchanged between them and Neema leaves the shop as Arun keeps watching her. The second part plays in the background here.

Third part of this song gets played when Arun visits Neema after a gap of twelve years to get his son back with him (as allowed by the court when the child completes fourteen years of age). However, he is told by Neema that Nandu (Sushant Ray) their son has gone to Bombay without telling her. Arun leaves in fury threatening Neema to meet once again in court. As he leaves Neema, who is shattered in grief, regrets to herself …

meraa to jeewan ujad gayaa …
main muqadamaa jeet kar haar gayi
tum muqadamaa haar kar jeet gaye
tumhaare liye Nandu sab kuchh hai, aur main kuchh bhi nahin,
ek baar mujhe bulaa kar to dekh liyaa hota, saaraa jeewan tumhaare pichhe pichhe chalti rehti …

Enjoy the words of Gulzar Saab, and Bhupinder Singh’s voice a perfect fit for such poignant philosophical songs and Khayyam Saab’s timeless music.

I have deliberately selected this background theme song for today where we can watch and enjoy the nuanced performances by both Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Enjoy the ‘times’ and ‘charisma’ of Superstar – Rajesh Khanna. . .

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Video (Part III)

Audio

Song-Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin (Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

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Part-1
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aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin

aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
thhande honge to dard niklegaa aa
taish utregaa waqt ka jab bhi
chehraa andar se zard niklegaa aa aa
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

kehnewaalon ka kuchh nahin jaata
sehnewaale kamaal karte hain
kaun dhoondhe jawaab dardon ke
log to bas sawaal karte hain aen
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

aaj bichhde hain ae
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtasar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Part-2
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kal jo aayega jaane kya hogaa
beet jaayen jo kal nahin aate ae
waqt ki shaakh todne waalon
tootee shaakhon pe phal nahin aate ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Part-3
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kachchi mitti hai
dil bhi insaan bhi
dekhne hi mein sakht lagtaa hai ae
aansoo ponchhe ke aansoo’on ke nishaan
khushq hone mein waqt lagtaa hai ae ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१
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आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े हैं
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ठंडे होंगे तो दर्द निकलेगा आ
तैश उतरेगा वक़्त का जब भी
चेहरा अन्दर से ज़र्द निकलेगा आ आ आ

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

कहनेवालों का कुछ नहीं जाता
सहनेवाले कमाल करते हैं
कौन ढूंढें जवाब दर्दों के
लोग तो बस सवाल करते है
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
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भाग-२
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कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
बीत जाए जो कल नहीं आते ए
वक़्त कि शाख तोड़ने वालों
टूटी शाखों पे फल नहीं आते
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

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भाग-३
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कच्ची मिटटी हैं
दिल भी इंसा भी
देखने ही में सख्त लगता है ए
आँसू पोंछे के आंसूओं के निशाँ
खुश्क होने में वक़्त लगता है ए ए
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए


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Blog Day :

4367 Post No. : 15696

Today (2 july 2020) is the 66th birth anniversary of Sayeed Mohammed Aziz-un-Nabi, better known as singer Mohammed Aziz (2 July 1954 – 27 November 2018).

I was under the impression that he made his debut as a playback singer in 1970s. I was mistaking him with Anwar, who began his career in 1970s. Mohammad Aziz made his debut as a playback singer in HFM in 1984. He shot to fame with “Main mard taange waala”, the title song of “Mard”(1985). He then sung some other memorable songs. One of them being “Mai se meena se na saaqi se”.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, here is a song from “Aakhir Kyon”(1985). This song is sung by Md Aziz. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song gets played on a radio / two in one while Rajesh Khanna and Smita Patil, playing an estranged couple, look on.

The lyrics of the song are quite inspirational. The lyrics makes this song a forgotten gem.

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

Video

Audio

Song-Ek andhera laakh sitaare (Aakhir Kyon)(1985) Singer-Md Aziz, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare ae
ek niraasha laakh sahaare
sabse badi ee saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hai jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae

duniya ki ye bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
duniya ki ye ae ae bagiyaa aisi
jitney kaanten phool bhi utne
daaman mein khud aa jaayenge
jinki taraf tu haath pasaaare
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

beete huye kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
beete hue kal ki khaatir tu
aanewaala kal mat khona
jaane kaun kahaan se aakar
raahen teri phir se sanwaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae

dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
dukh se agar pehchaan na ho to
kaisaa sukh aur kaisi khushiyaan
toofaanon se lad kar hi to
lagte hain saahil kitne pyaaare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaaare
ek niraasha laakh sahaaare
sabse badi saugaat hai jeewan
naadaan hain jo jeewan se haare ae
ek andheraa laakh sitaare ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म
ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म ह्म …

एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए

दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दुनिया की ये बगिया ऐसी
जितने कांटे फूल भी उतने
दामन में खुद आ जायेंगे
जिनकी तरफ तू हाथ पसारे
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
बीते हुए कल की खातिर तू
आनेवाला कल मत खोना
जाने कौन कहाँ से आकर
राहें तेरी फिर से सँवारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए

दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
दुःख से अगर पहचान न हो तो
कैसा सुख और कैसी खुशियाँ
तूफानों से लड़कर ही तो
लगते हैं साहिल कितने प्यारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए
एक निराशा लाख सहारे
सबसे बड़ी सौगात है जीवन
नादाँ है जो जीवन से हारे ए
एक अन्धेरा लाख सितारे ए ए ए


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Blog Day: 4263 Post No.: 15489

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 13
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In olden days (even today for that matter) Indians were expected to behave in a particular manner. For instance, when it came to their day to day live, most of them were “gareeb” and they were told that they had the sole right on the resources of the nation in the form of doles aka subsidies. All political parties claimed to be pro poor parties and promised to “hataao” gareebi if voted to power. After repeatedly getting voted to power on the plank of hataaoing gareebi, the same politicians now claim to be for the “gareeb”. These “gareeb” are supposed to be gullible possessing of short memory so the politicians can get away despite failing to fulfill their past promises.

Movie makers were no different. They too made movies for the same segment of society that were treated as “gareeb” by the political classes. This section of society was supposed to like movies with escapist stories that bore little resemblance to real life. Depicting real life was considered no no. Movies depicting real life were considered boring. Why would a “gareeb” audience come to the movie hall to watch movies depicting his real dull life ? This was what the movie makers believed in.

Sometimes, some movie makers would make movies with realistic movies. Ordinary movie goers and even press would describe these movies as boring. Most movies like this flopped.

Top stars acted in such movies for creative satisfaction, but the ordinary fans felt betrayed when they would go to the movie hall and find their star sans his usual mannerisms.

Rajesh Khanna is “Aavishkaar” (1973), and Amitabh Bachchan in “Man Aazaad Hoon” (1990) are two such movies that readily comes to my mind.

“Aavishkaar” (1973) was directed by Basu Bhattacharya Aarohi Film Makers Bombay. This movie had Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Dina Gandhi, Denis Clement, Satyen Kappu, Monika Jasnan (child artist), Devendra Khandelwal, Margaret, new discoveries Mahesh Sharma and Minna Johar etc in it.

The movie dealt with a real life “boring” tale, viz the marital life of a couple, played by Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Fans of superstar Rajesh Khanna, who went to the movie hass expecting a movie like “Aaraadhana”(1969) were disappointed. There was no way juvenile fans (including yours truly) of Rajesh Khanna, who were brought up on stuff like “Haathi Mere Saathi”(1971) and “Apna Desh” (1972) were going to like this movie.

This movie was only for “mature” movie goers. Just like “rich” people were looked down upon by “gareeb” people, “mature” people, with their occasional boring movies were looked down upon by people loving “mainstream” movies.

Please do not believe the review of “Aavishkaar”(1973) that is carried by wikipedia etc. These reviews are written with the benefit of hindsight by people who were not even born when this movie was released. I remember the reviews carried out in mainstream Hindi media during 1973 which bore no resemblance whatsoever with its review that we now find online.

Coming to the songs of the movie, “Aavishkaar” (1973) had five songs in it. Four of these songs are covered in the past as described hereunder:-

Song Posted On
Hansne ki chaah ne kitna mujhe 19.09.2008
Naina hain pyaase mere 20.03.2010
Mahaa shoonya ke mahaan vistaar mein 18.07.2016
Baabul mora, naihar chhuto hi jaaye 27.05.2019

From the table above, we can see that one song from the movie was covered on this day, ten years ago. So, this movie provides us an opportunity to have a blog ten year challenge. At the same time, all the songs of the movie get covered as well.

Ten years ago on this day, two songs were covered in the blog

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Naina hain pyaase mere Aavishkaar-1973 04 of 05 songs posted
Kaali badariya maare najariya Do Roti-1957 All Songs posted on the blog

Here is the fifth and final song from “Aavishkaar”(1973) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey. Gyandev Agnihotri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kanu Roy.

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

With this song, “Aavishkaar”(1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Maa ko pukaar kar poochha bachche ne (Aavishkaar)(1973) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gyandev Agnihotri, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

maa ko pukaar kar poochha bachche ne
aaya kahaan se hoon maa
bolo to
padaa kahaan paaya
bolo to
sun kar sawaal ye
maa ke stanon se ufan padaa doodh
aur bah aaya aankhon se
uttar

mere laal
tum to hamesha thhe
mere man ki abhilaasha mein
tan ki paribhaasha mein
bachpan ke gudiyaaghar mein ae
kitni baar tujhe
khelte khelte
toda aa
todte todte ae
jodaa aa

paakar khoya aur
kho kar payaa aa hai
kahaan se bataaun tu aaya hai
padaa tujhe maine kahaan paaya hai
mere ae laal

tu
haan tu hi to hai
meri amar aasha
subah ka sapna
maa aur daadi ki
sunehri khwaahish
prem ki paramparaa aa
aag ki khwaahish
aur prem ki aasha se
bani teri kaaya hai
kahaan se bataaun tu aaya hai
padaa tujhe maine kahaan paaya hai
mere laal

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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माँ को पुकार कर पूछा बच्चे ने
आया कहाँ से हूँ माँ
बोलो तो
पडा कहाँ पाया
बोलो तो
सुन कर सवाल ये
माँ के स्तनों से उफन पडा दूध
और बह आया आँखों से
उत्तर

मेरे लाल
तुम तो हमेशा थे
मेरे मन की अभिलाषा में
तन की परिभाषा में
बचपन के गुड़ियाघर में ए
कितनी बार तुझे
खेलते खेलते तोड़ा आ
तोड़ते तोड़ते ए
जोड़ा आ

पाकर खोया और
खो कर पाया आ है
कहाँ से बताऊँ तू आया है
पडा तुझे मैंने कहाँ पाया है
मेरे ए लाल

तू
हां तू ही तो है
मेरी अमर आशा
सुबह का सपना
माँ और दादी कि
सुनहरी ख्वाईश
प्रेम की परंपरा आ
आग की ख्वाईश
और प्रेम की आशा से
बनी तेरी काया है
कहाँ से बताऊँ तू आया है
पडा तुझे मैंने कहाँ पाया है
मेरे लाल


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Blog Day : 4190 Post No. : 15372

Today (7 january 2020) is the 63rd birthday of Reena Roy (DoB 7 january 1957). She made her debut in Hindi movies with B R Ishara who cast her in “Zaroorat”(1972) in a “bold” role. She was considered suitable for songs that are these days considered item songs. “Jaise Ko Taisa”(1973) may not be remembered today, but someone like me associate this movie with the song “able saawan mein jee dare rimjhim tan pe paani gire”. This song was picturised on Reena Roy and Jeetendra.

Reena Roy formed a hit pair with Shatrughan Sinha beginning with “Kallicharan”(1976) followed by “Vishwanath”(1978)- 16 movies in all. She also formed a hit pair with Sunil Dutt. She figured in “Naagin”(1976), “Jaani Dushman”(1979) etc with Sunil Dutt.

Reena Roy’s pairing with Jeetendra in typical Madrasi family dramas led to some memorable tear jerkers viz. Apnapan(1977), Badalte Rishtey(1978), Asha(1980), Pyaasa Saawan(1982), Arpan(1983) etc (22 movies in all). She won Filmfare award for best supporting actress for her role in “Apnapan”(1977).

Reena Roy also got to work with Rajesh Khanna, after he was no longer a superstar. They worked together in four movies. One such movie was “Dhanwan”(1983). Here Reena Roy plays the widow of Rakesh Roshan- another of her “strong” roles that she was known for in 1980s.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Dhanwaan”(1981). This song is sung by Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

The song is picturised as a stage dance song where Rajesh Khanna has bought the entire show and he is the only one in the hall watching the performance. The same situation would later arise with Jaya Prada and Amitabh Bachchan is another movie, viz “Sharaabi”(1984). 🙂

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

Video

Audio (containing wrong poster)

Song-Kuchh log mohabbat ko vyopaar samajhte hain (Dhanwaan)(1981) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, Md-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Mohabbat ka aa taalluk
Shaan o shaukat se nahin hota
Ye saudaa
Aisa aa saudaa hain
Jo daulat se nahin ee ee ee hota

Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Duniya ko khilaunon ka
Baazar samajhte hain ae ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko

Daulat ka nashaa inn ko
Kuchh itna jyaada hai
Daulat ka nashaa inn ko
Kuchh itna jyaada hai
Duniya ki har ik shay ko
Aa aa aa aa aa
Duniya ki har ik shay ko
Paane ka iraada hain
Apne ko do aalam ka aa
Apne ko do aalam ka
Mukhtaar samajhte hain ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko o

Dil kya hain wafaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Dil kya hain wafaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Mitne ki adaa kya hain
Aa aa aa aa aa
Mitne ki adaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Har shahks ko bikne par
Har shakhs ko bikne par
Taiyyar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko o

Kahiye bhi to inn jaise
Dildaaron ko kya kahiye
Kahiye bhi to inn jaise
Dildaaron ko kya kahiye ae ae
Mazboor hain aadat se
Aa aa aa aa aa
Mazboor hain aadat se
Bechaaron ko kya kahiye
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Ham aise dimaagon ko
O o o
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Beemaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मोहब्बत का आ ताल्लुक
शान ओ शौकत से नहीं होता
ये सौदा
ऐसा आ सौदा हैं
जो दौलत से नहीं ई ई ई होता

कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
दुनिया को खिलौनों का
बाज़ार समझते हैं ए ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को

दौलत का नशा इन को
कुछ इतना ज्यादा है
दौलत का नशा इन को
कुछ इतना ज्यादा है
दुनिया कि हर इक शय को
आ आ आ आ आ
दुनिया कि हर इक शय को
पाने का इरादा है
अपने को दो आलम का आ
अपने को दो आलम का
मुख्तार समझते हैं ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को ओ

दिल क्या हैं वफ़ा क्या हैं
ये लोग न समझेंगे
दिल क्या हैं वफ़ा क्या हैं
ये लोग न समझेंगे
मिटने कि अदा क्या है
आ आ आ आ आ
मिटने कि अदा क्या है
ये लोग न समझेंगे
हर शख्स को बिकने पर
हर शख्स को बिकने पर
तैयार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को ओ

कहिये भी तो इन जैसे
दिलदारों को क्या कहिये
कहिये भी तो इन जैसे
दिलदारों को क्या कहिये ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
मजबूर हैं आदत से
बेचारों को क्या कहिये
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
ओ ओ ओ
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
बीमार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को


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

Blog Day : 4154 Post No. : 15320

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 88 #
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Welcome all to this post which comes after a long gap. I call it a ‘Long gap’ because this post was conceived by me ‘long back’ like many other posts of mine which remained unfinished aften getting started due to various reasons.

My last post on the blog was on 20th November. It was posted when I going through some health-related issues. I had to visit a Hospital in Nairobi, which is around 125 kms from my base station. Since some tests were to be conducted, I had to stay in Nairobi for four days. I stayed with colleagues working there in the Head Office. That didn’t allow me to concentrate on posts though I continued listening to music and watching songs. I even kept reminding our authors about movies that were falling under the ‘blog-ten-year challenge’.

The visit to the Hospital and Doctor made me recall many Hindi movies that had stories woven around ‘medical profession or serious medical complications’ (or diseases, if it is the right word?).

This time I had to specially visit ‘Dil Ka Doctor’. Its English translation ‘cardiologist’ has entirely different connotations from the Hindi word. This offers me material for a separate post provided I came across a suitable song to go with that proposed article.
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T was another Doctor in India (in ‘Atulites WhatsApp’ group) who was already aware about my ‘dil ka haal’, and was already providing me guidance on the symptoms so that ‘I can bounce back’ without thinking that ‘beemaari ho to aisi ho jiska naam kisi Viceroy se kam naa lage’:)😊

The tests were conducted and results were awaited after two days (due to weekend holidays), I had realized that the problem was not serious and everything was going to be ok. The worries were mainly ‘Beemari ka shaq’like Doctor Kulkarni’s ‘Main usi shaq ka ilaaj karta hoon’, and hence the ‘tests’:)

Finally, the results were ‘declared’ and everything was well in order except a minor ‘Blood Pressure’ on the higher side. I thanked both the Doctors!!!

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The movie of today’s song has a storyline around ‘Doctors’ or medical profession. But today’s post has nothng to do with that. This covers an an entirely different story behind it.

People of different generations have different taste for music and naturally everybody’s musical nostalgia keeps growing according to the surroundings they grow in and/or even the circumstances they live in (I think so).

Music lovers have their musical nostalgia, which depends on factors like the generation/ backgrounds/ circumstances in which they grow up. This musical nostaligia gets triggered up whenever they are reminded of those days.

Sometimes, people of different generations/ background/ circumstances pass on their brand of musical nostalgia to another (viz younger generation) music lovers. This results in the curious situation when music lovers in their teenns or twenties start loving vintage era music created during the times of his forefathers.

People coming in contact with me are slowly coming to know about my love for Hindi songs and Hindi movies. Some of them who become close friends have also come to know about our blog and my activities for the blog.

Assuming that you are considered a music lover, sometimes people approach you with their music related query. A query , that can stump even music “experts” is when we are asked to tell the details of a song whose details are known only partially or vaguely.

Most of the times I am able to provide the details or answer mkost of the time, but sometimes the challenge is quite tough.

For instance, take the example of a song which someone has heard but he remembers very few details of the song. And hewants you to find that song for him, without providing the usual details about mukhda of the song, or its tune, the artists, or the movie. Only thing he can tell is that this song is picturised on a ‘lady wearing white-blue saree and singing with some ladies sitting around a sea-beach or kisi nadi ke kinaare?

With such sketchy details, you are asked to find the song, because you claim to be a music expert songs and movies? You are also challenged and mocked that if you cannot find this song then
you should not talk about songs of movies 🙂 , chhod do gaane sun’na aur filmon ki baatein karna 😊 .

Anybody in my place would feel like my honour is at stake, and would definitely give this challenge a serious try, so I did …

It happened on one such week-end get together on Saturday evening here in the camp (where we are staying in Kenya). We regularly have such get togethers. If the get together is big and the occasion so demands, then listening to songs and even dancing becomes customary. This calls for a separate detailed post in future. 😊

It was in one such get together that our friend a QC guy, fifteen years younger to me challenged me when we were enjoying listening to songs. This guy wanted me to find a song for him. He must have watched this song on TV somewhere. What he remembered of it was that it is sung by a lady in ‘blue-white saree’ with ‘some ladies sitting around a ‘river bank’ or ‘sea-beach’ (he was not sure).

This guy who was born in early 1980s had one favourite Hindi song.

Guess which?

‘Do ghoont mujhe bhi pilaa de o saaki dekh phir hota hai kya’

He had listened to this song somewhere while he was with his friend on a long drive and since then this song was the most liked Hindi song for him. He is from Andhra so he is not aware of that much of Hindi songs, except few like the above. And, whenever there is a party, he would ask us to play this song so that he can enjoy it 🙂

We are aware that this song is from the movie ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the year of the movie is 1973 🙂 (and surprisingly this song has not been posted yet on the blog 🙂 )

Now given the challenge, I had to find him this song lip synced by a lady with a blue or white saree, so I was looking for hints. 🙂

The first song that readily came to my mind was the title song from ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the second thing I made up in my mind was that the song he was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ or somewhat sad song like ‘naa koi umang hai’ so I started searching on YouTube by entering terms like ‘woman singing a song near sea-beach, river’, woman in white saree singing a song, heroine singing along river bank, sea-beach etc etc

I was sure that the song this guy was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ (and not his fault though) because I know ‘gham ke chhod ke manaao rang raili’ was not in a white saree, then I thought white saree means should be a widow singing a song or like that.

After browsing couple of songs like ‘naina barse’ I turned to the songs of ‘Mera Saaya’ and ‘Anita’. Now, searching in YouTube has an advantage of suggestions appearing according to your search. (And over the years I have also learnt entering ‘out of the box’ search terms to find a song, it had successfully worked many times 🙂 )

And there with the songs of Anita in the suggestions I found this song …

Can you guess this song my friend was looking for was ‘sun ri pawan, pawan purvaiyya’…

My friend bowed to me, but I told him my friend it is not a white saree song but a blue saree with white border song !!

But I must admit that while my friend was correct in mentioning the scenario. It was I who interpreted it wrong and I was searching with wrong terms and still landed on the right song …

Also, he never mentioned that the song he was looking for is where the heroine is making a ‘baalu ka ghar’ (sand home 🙂 or is it a ‘mud-home’?) on the sea-beach.

Incidentally both the songs that my friend likes are the songs where the heroine is blind.

And our team member Pam Harvey has on his blog covered some blind women songs from Hindi movies in his article here.

And finally, the song we were looking for was a ‘happy song’ instead of a ghost song or haunting song which I presumed it should be.

For today’s post I am presenting a song which I think fits with the theme which I imagined was the theme for song my friend was looking for. 🙂

This song is from the 1980 movie ‘Bandish’, and it is performed on screen by Hema Malini where she is trying to ‘trap’ Rajesh Khanna by posing as a ‘bhatakti aatma’.

I remember to have watched this movie in our colony club during regular weekly screening may be in 1982-1983, I think.

‘Bandish-1980’ was directed by K. Bappaiah for ‘Suresh Productions, Madras’. It was produced by D. Rama Naidu. It had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Danny, Om Prakash, Asrani, Jeevan, Om Shivpuri, Madan Puri, Mohan Choti, Pinchoo Kapoor, Jagdish Raj, Maruti, Yousuff, Ranveer, Umesh Khanna, Prem Kumar, Dharmesh, Vijay Kumar, Shashiraj, Ganesh Nagpal, Raj Baldev Raj, Vijay Kumar, Kiron, Bedi, Pradeep Jain, Bindiya Goswami, Nalini Jaywant, Manorama, Preeti Ganguly and Tanuja, Padmini Kapila, Vakkalanka Padma, Ashoo, Munni.

Story of this movie was written by V.C. Kuganathan. K.A. Marthand was the Chief Editor of this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.10.1980.

The movie had five songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics of all the songs were written by Anand Bakshi.

So far only one song from this movie – ‘Rang bhare mausam se rang churaa ke’ has been posted on the blog and that was on 04.08.2011.

Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Incidentally there was only one Lata song – solo song – in this movie and this song is the one being presented here today.

(PS: recently there was a comment by Peevesie’s Mom ji regarding this ‘song searching or finding a song type issue which I am forgetting where it was, though I had noted the point earlier for this post 😊 )

Video

Audio

Song-Main kaun hoon (Bandish)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

main kaun hoon oon oon
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon
ae chaand taaron
mera naam le ke
koyi pukaaro o o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon

Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa aa
Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa
Kya dhoondhte hain ae ae
Saari saari rainaa
Kuchh to kaho jaago
Neend ke maaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
main rakh gayee thhi ee
yahaan kuchh kaliyaan
unka huaa kya
bolo o bahaaron
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekho naa mujhko o o
Haath lagaa ke
Door se meri zulfen sanwaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Mera naam le ae ke
Koyi pukaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Main kaun hoon oon oon
Main kaun hoon oon
Main kaun hoon oon oon

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

मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ

प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना आ
प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना
क्या ढूंढते हैं ए ए
सारी सारी रैना
कुछ तो कहो जागो
नींद के मारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
मैं रख गयी थी ई
यहाँ कुछ कलियाँ
उनका हुआ क्या
बोलो ओ बहारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखो ना मुझको ओ ओ
हाथ लगा के
दूर से मेरी जुल्फें संवारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ


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

Blog Day : 4101 Post No. : 15249

Hullo Atuldom

The 80s was a period when there were a whole set of “Made in South” movies. Movies essentially remakes of popular and successful Telugu, Tamil and Kannada movies. Movies with nearly same formula- one hero and two heroines, both ladies loving the hero equally with the hero behaving courteously with one and loving the other passionately. To add further twist, the heroines will be sisters (as in Tohfa), childhood best friends (as in Raaste Pyar Ke), or meet accidentally and become good friends (as in Maang Bharo Sajna and Asha Jyoti).

All the movies would have good songs which used to be popular in the 80s and 90s but may have been forgotten since. The most important aspect of these movies used to be that one of the heroines would sacrifice her love or never reveal her love so that the other can lead a happy life with her partner/ husband etc. The hero in most of these South-made movies was Jeetendra and the heroines were mostly Rekha, Reena Roy, Shabana Azmi, Moushumi Chatterjee, Jaya Prada or Sridevi. Taking note of the success of Jeetendra in these movies Rajesh Khanna also acted in a few South-made movies.

Asha Jyoti was one of them. The movie had five songs with Anuradha Paudwal, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar as playback singers. Anjaan was the lyricist and Laxmi Pyare were the music directors. One song has been posted from the movie. In that post Atulji has speculated about the status of the relations between the main cast. I have seen this movie a long time back and here is the story of the movie, hope that it clears all speculations. 🙂

Asha Jyoti (1984) had Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy and Rekha as the main cast. The film was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao, who had also directed Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar with Khanna in the lead role and music was given by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film is remake of Telugu Movie Srivari Muchatlu (1981).

Ramesh Chander (Om Shivpuri), a businessman, asks his son Deepak (Rajesh Khanna), a musician, if he would marry his childhood friend Asha (Rekha), but Deepak keeps declining this idea. Deepak falls in love with one of his fans named Jyoti (Reena Roy), a dancer, and he informs his parents by telegram that he has chosen a girl. Deepak promises to pay off the debts owed by Jyoti’s father. But when Deepak reaches his home in Bombay (now Mumbai), he finds that Ramesh has committed suicide due to bankruptcy. Ramesh expresses his last wish that his second wife and her daughter be taken care of. Deepak is delayed in Bombay and is unable to return to Kashmir.

In Kashmir, Jyoti’s creditor asks her father for money, but Jyoti expresses her inability to pay, so the creditor warns Jyoti’s father she will be in grave trouble. When Deepak does arrive at Jyoti’s house, her father lies, saying that he has married her off to the creditor. Deepak is heartbroken and returns home.

Seth Badri Prasad (Madan Puri), a rich man and childhood friend of Ramesh, bails Deepak out from bankruptcy and gets Ramesh’s creditors to not to file suit against Deepak and to auction the bungalow that he would buy. Deepak feels indebted to Prasad. Badri Prasad had been forcing his friend Ramesh Chander to ask Deepak to marry Asha, daughter of Badri Prasad. After Deepak returns to Bombay, his mother suggests to him that he should now get settled in his life and bring some happiness in his life and so he marries Asha. During the wedding, Deepak observes a woman similar to Jyoti. Deepak searches for the Jyoti lookalike and finds the woman was actually Jyoti.

Now Deepak knows that Jyoti was not married to Hukumchand (Roopesh Kumar) and that her father had lied to him. Jyoti had come to Bombay in search of Deepak and tells him that she is the mother of Deepak’s child. Deepak decides to end his marriage with Asha and to tell Asha the truth, but Jyoti insists that Asha would not be able to remarry as society might discard her. Jyoti asks Deepak to act as if they had never met and be a loyal husband of Asha, so that Jyoti can take care of Deepak’s child.

Later, Jyoti becomes a popular dance teacher in her city. Asha decides to learn dancing form Jyoti and they become close friends. Asha discloses that her husband is not loving her and he does not even come close to her. Jyoti visits Asha’s home and learns that Asha is none other than Deepak’s wife. Jyoti tells Deepak to be a true husband to Asha and give Asha the pleasures of married life.

Asha learns that Jyoti and Deepak were lovers before her marriage to Deepak and suspects they are having an affair. Asha found that Deepak and Jyoti are well-wishers of Asha, are innocent and victims of the unpredictable nature of fate. After coming to know the truth, Asha and Jyoti decide to sacrifice their respective lives to let the other live a nice happy married life with Deepak.

Sitting through the movie was not a pain. I loved the way the ladies (over) dressed in silk sarees and had extra long hair plaited in the traditional South Indian Style complete with a garden full of flowers on their hair and heavy jewellery. There was a time in my life when I yearned to have hair like my idol -Rekha- sported in these movies. These movies also showed that Rekha was an artist who followed all instructions of the choreographer and enacted the semi-classical dances that were there in the movie, as can be seen in the song of this movie that is already posted. She also had large eyes that conveyed a variety of emotions.

Today’s song comes towards the end of the movie where we have Asha dressing up Jyoti as a bride and trying to rectify the wrong that fate has delivered on Deepak and his Jyoti (the movies in this genre excelled in naming their characters). We also see that Deepak and Jyoti are not comfortable with this turn of events but Asha prevails on them and we have this Asha Bhonsle play backed song.

I am sure the readers have guessed why I chose a song that has the “oh! so beautiful!” Rekha for today’s post. Yes, she turns a year older today and it has become a compulsion for me that write atleast a small post to wish her.
Wish you a very happy birthday Rekhaji.


Song-Aayi pehli milan ki wo raat (Asha Jyoti)(1984) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana
kya kya huyi re piya ke sang baat
kya kya huyi re piya ke sang baat
sawere humen batlaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana

ho o o
kitne saawan pyaase tarse
tabhi suhaagan raat aati hai
aati hai toh
pyaar se mann ka kora aanchal bhar jaati hai
kora aanchal bhar jaati hai ae
pyaase mann pe huyi kya barsaat
sawere humen batlaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana

tan se tan ka milan nahin yeh
tan se tan ka milan nahin yeh
yeh hai do saanson ka sangam
apne jiya ko bas mein rakhna
dil ki dhadkan jaaye na thham
kaisi hoti hai
kaisi hoti hai pehli mulaakaat
sawere humen batlaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana

madhur milan ki iss bela mein
tan mann jeewan kar de arpan
madhur milan ki iss bela mein
tan mann jeewan kar de arpan
pyaar se saajan ka mann jeete
wahi dulhan hai yahaan suhaagan
o o o o
kiski jeet huyi re kiski maat
sawere hume batlaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana
kya kya huyi re piya ke sang baat
kya kya huyi re piya ke sang baat
sawere humen batlaana
aayi pehli milan ki woh raat
sajan se na sharmaana


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Blog Day :

4089 Post No. : 15230

Today (28 september 2019) is the 90th birthday of Lata Mangeshkar (DoB 28 september 1929).

She started her playback career in 1940s and she went on to sing till early 2000s, viz for seven decades ! Mindboggling indeed.

She sang just under 5700 songs in Hindi movies according to our estimate. The blog has 3475 of her songs and so we are one of the rare places on internet where so many of her songs can be accessed at one place.

Another 2000 odd of her songs remain uncovered. it is a matter of time before her remaining songs (that are available) will also find representation in the blog.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Dard”(1981). “Dard”(1981) was produced by Shyam Sundar Shivdasani and directed by Ambreesh Sangal fo Murghan Enterprises, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, Om Shivpuri, Krishn Dhawan, Pinchoo Kapoor, Shashi Kiran, Madhup Sharma, Kamaldeep, Harjeet, Poornima Jairam, Mazhar Khan (2), Master Raju etc wih special appearance by Ranjeeta.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Dard”(1981) to appear in the song. This song is sung by Lata. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

The song is picturised as an expression of love song on Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna. The song is not lip synced by Hema Malini rather it gets plays in the background.

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

Video

Song-Na jaane kya hua jo toone chhoo liya(Dard)(1981) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Naa jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Banaa ke aainaa tujhe ae jaaneman
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Bikhraa hai kaajal fizaa mein
Bheegi bheegi hai shaamein
Boondon ki rimjhim se jaagi
Aag thhandi hawaa mein
Aajaa sanam
ye haseen aag ham
Len dil mein basaa
Naa jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Aanchal kahaan
main kahaan hoon
Ye mujhe hosh kyaa hai
Ye bekhudi toone di hai
Pyaar kaa ye nashaa hai
Sun le zaraa
saaz e dil gaa rahaa
Hai naghmaa teraa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa aa

Kaliyon ki ye sej mehke
Raat jaage milan ki
Kho jaayein dhadkan mein teri
Dhadkanen mere mann ki
Aa paas aa
teri har saans mein
Main jaaun samaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Khilaa gulaab ki tarah
Meraa badan
Nikhar nikhar gayee
Sanwar sanwar gayee
Banaa ke aainaa tujhe ae jaaneman
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa
Na jaane kyaa huaa
Jo toone chhoo liyaa

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
बनाके आइना तुझे अय जानेमन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

बिखरा है काजल फिजा में
भीगी भीगी है शामें
बूंदों की रिमझिम से जागी
आग ठंडी हवा में
आजा सनम
ये हसीं आग हम
ले दिल में बसा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

आँचल कहाँ
मैं कहाँ हूँ
ये मुझे होश क्या है
ये बेखुदी तूने दी है
प्यार का ये नशा है
सुन ले ज़रा
साज़ ए दिल गा रहा
है नगमा तेरा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ

कलियों की ये सेज महके
रात जागे मिलन की
खो जाएँ धड़कन में तेरी
धडकने मेरे मन की
आ पास आ
तेरी हर सांस में
मैं जाऊं समा
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया
खिला गुलाब की तरह
मेरा बदन
निखर निखर गयी
संवर संवर गयी
बना के आइना तुझे अय जानेमन
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ
न जाने क्या हुआ
जो तूने छू लिया आ


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3965 Post No. : 15047

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 2
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One of the most iconic songs of Saigal Sb. A song that is a definitive representation of Hindi film music of the 1930s. That incomparable rendition by Saigal Sb under the music direction of RC Boral was recorded live for the film ‘Street Singer’ (1938). Recorded more than eight decades ago, this remains a signature piece for time immemorial. The vision of Saigal Sb, leaving his home, just carrying his harmonium with him, walking with a slow measured pace, and singing this thumri – it is one of the lasting images of Hindi cinema. That version of the thumri from the ‘Street Singer’ can be viewed here – “Baabul Mora, Naihar Chhuto Hi Jaaye“.

Anecdotes around that live recording and shooting tell of a microphone hidden in the harmonium, of the slow pace of walking so as to complete the singing and the visual shot keeping within the range of the camera. Playback singing had already been invented (1935) and was in progressive use in the industry. And yet, this song was recorded live. The performance can only be called – unprecedented, incomparable and peerless. Nothing more fascinates the diehard fans of Saigal Sb, than this one song by him. Many singers have sung this, but the Saigal version remains untouched, unsurpassed.

In the film, this song spans an extended sequence of scenes. And small parts of this song are also rendered by Kanan Devi. There is a sequence where Kanan Devi attempts to sing this song in the theatre. Later, Bhola (KLS) departs from their shared home, upset that Manju (Kanan Devi) is enamored by Amar Babu (Jagdish Sethi), and wants to move in with him. But after just one day away from Bhola, Manju returns home searching for him. And finds that he has left. She makes a phone call to Amar Babu, requesting him to bring his car. They start to drive towards the road that leads to Bhola and Manju’s home village. In the meantime, the scene shifts between Manju searching for Bhola, and Bhola walking away with the harmonium. The song is reprised here three or four times, sometimes just the mukhda, sometimes just the antaraa.

Amar Babu is driving the car with dismay in his heart. A windstorm arrives. There is lot of dust in the air, and visibility is not good. Manju alights from the car, and starts following the path on foot – the path that Bhola would have taken returning to his village. Tired and overcome by storm, Bhola falls down by the roadside. Manju sees someone lying on the road and rushes to him. The tryst happens again. Amar Babu watches them from a distance. And then with a wry smile on his face, he returns to his car, to start the lonely journey back to his home. Bhola and Manju start their foot journey back to their village. Once again the song is heard in the voice of Kanan Devi, as the visual shows the two mates, in a silhouette against a darkening sky. The hearts have met, they are returning home, and the lady’s voice is telling – “Le Babul Ghar Aapno, Main Chali Piya Ke Des. . .”.

Thirty five years later, in 1973, this classical thumri is now included in the film ‘Aavishkaar’, starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. This time, the music composition is by Kanu Roy, who transformed it into a duet, with the participating voices of Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh. This time, in the picturization, this is presented as a background song, as the visual action on screen is mostly silent – and yet very expressive.

‘Aavishkaar’ presents a scenario of a brief hiatus in the lives of two people very much in love. In love they are, and they get married, and they start to live together. Maybe, just love is never enough. What love is – it needs to be examined, re examined and re invented often. And then it becomes love, more love and more meaningful. Else, just the drudgery of the consistent proximity, which used to be like heaven to start with, turns into stagnant boredom. Expectations still riding high, the lull now breeds contempt – a contempt that is actually screaming for and seeking a rejuvenated level of understanding and sharing. That is what ‘Aavishkaar’ is about.

The film starts on a day when it is the wedding anniversary of the protagonist couple. Amar (Rajesh Khanna) is aware, but still, broodingly ignores. He works late in office, he goes to see a film with a female co-worker, giving the audience the impression that he is seeking extra marital happiness. On his way back at night, he finally musters enough thought and courage, and buys a bouquet of Rajnigandha flowers. Arriving home, a certain scene transpires before he enters the house, and on an impulse, he places the bouquet in a flower pot next to the door, and enters the house, pretending that he does not remember the anniversary. A long night passes. There are flashbacks, there are arguments, there is even physical violence – highlighting the drift that has occurred in the relationship. Basu Bhattacharya has handled the conflict and the interactions very deftly. In my mind, this is the best handling of the situation of a very loving relationship gone sour. Many other films come to mind – ‘Arth’, ‘Dooriyaan’, ‘Anubhav’, ‘Aandhi’, ‘Grih Pravesh’, ‘Aap Ki Kasam’, the comical ‘Pati, Patni Aur Who’, ‘Abhimaan’ . . . and more. In ‘Aavishkaar’, the director portrays the conflict, the pain, and the reconciliation, at a very psychological level.

So, after a distraught and a tension filled hostile night, mostly sleepless and lot of exchanges and memories, the new day dawns. The rigmarole of the daily routine beckons. Mansi (Sharmila Tagore) gets up early and opens the front door to pick up the milk delivery. And then she sees. . . the bouquet standing in the flower pot. She picks it up. And the voice of Jagjit Singh drifts in from the background. She finds Amar standing behind her. . . and there is an embrace. A lot changed and a lot settled in that night of strife.

The two stanzas play out slowly. The first one as the couple are embracing and then they move back into the home. The second stanza is an external shot, mixing flashback again possibly, as we see the couple on the beach, in a mood of frolic, as the singer croons yet once again to say. . . “Le Babul Ghar Aapno, Main Chali Piya Ke Des. . .”.

The two instances that we are so familiar with, of the use of this song in Hindi films, both seem to have happy conclusion. But that was not the original thought when Wajid Ali Shah wrote and composed this thumri, way back in 1856. The British had played a game of deception with the Nawab of Awadh. In a bloodless coup, Wajid Ali Shah was dethroned and sent to Calcutta, and the British annexed Lucknow and the kingdom of Awadh. The Nawab was completely heartbroken, on leaving his beloved city, and his cultural roots. That is the time when this timeless poem was conceived.

Yes, the interpretations works both ways. There is this indication of a newlywed bride, going to her new matrimonial home. There is sadness on leaving the parent’s home, but there is also an eagerness and joyful elation of being with the one, with whom a new bond of love will be explored. And, there is the gloomy and poignant interpretation. Looking at the sad dilemma that was faced by Wajid Ali Shah – he was sentenced to leave behind his beloved city, his happy pastimes, and the people who made up his life that far. The discussions in literature talk about the passing passage of life into afterlife. That too, is a leaving behind of the home that one thinks to be their own, and then embark on a journey to meet the Maker. This jusxtaposition is captured so beautifully and so splendidly in this brief two verse thumri – “Main Chali Piya Ke Des. . .”.

In the context of this series, I bring on this song today to highlight another dimension of reuse that we see so often in Hindi films – the reuse of traditional poetry and folk music. This particular thumri is so simply a dear favorite of singers, that gathering the number of different renditions by different artists would be a big exercise in itself. Just to give you an idea, this thumri has been sung by the following singers – the list goes all the way from Bade Ghulam Ali Khan to Alisha Chinoy. The names, in no particular order are – Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Gauhar Jaan, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Siddheswari Devi, Begum Akhtar, Rasoolan Bai, Naina Devi, Kesarbai Kerkar, Ustad Mushtaq Hussain Khan, Malka Jaan, KL Saigal, Jagmohan Sursagar, Kannan Devi, Ustad Khadim Husain Khan, Girija Devi, Shobha Gurtu, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, Kishori Amonkar, Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh, Jagjit Singh (solo), Rajan-Sajan Mishra, Alisha Chinoy, Mahendra Chopra. . . and I am sure, many more artists of repute.

If I talk about Hindi films, then besides the two instances already covered in the write up above, this thumri appears in two more films. In 1954, Manna Dey has sung this for the film ‘Mahatama Kabir’ – a really wonderful rendition. Then later in 1964, Lata Mangeshkar has sung this for the Bhojpuri film ‘Naihar Chhutal Jaaye’.
[Ed Note: Dear Arun ji adds two more instances of this song being used in Hindi films, both from early 1930s. This song has been rendered by Durga Khote in the 1931 film ‘Trapped’ aka ‘Farebi Jaal’. Then again in 1934, this thumri appears in the list of songs for the film ‘Naachwaali’ – no information available regarding singer or music director.]

Such reuse that involves traditional poetry and folk songs, is really very simple, because this material is beyond the intellectual property disputes. For that matter, we have seen many such other creations being used in films across the decades. On the devotional side, the poems of Meerabai, Kabir Das, and Soordas are very popular and are used quite freely by the producers. Then we have the adabi poets, once again a traditional treasure that does not have any copyright issues attached. Ghazals of Ghalib are quite popular and have been used in many films across the decades. As I scanned the songs in HFGK I find that the ghazal “Dil e Nadaan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai” appears in 9 films from 1931 to 1980. The ghazal “Nuktacheen Hai Gham e Dil” appears in four films, “Ye Na Thee Hamaari Qismat” appears three times, “Phir Mujhe Deeda e Tar Yaad Aaya” also appears in three films, and so on.

Checking for Meerabai’s bhajans, one finds the popular ones like “Mere To Girdhar Gopal”, “Main To Gidhar Ke Ghar Jaaun”, “Tum Jo Todo Piya” etc., being used in many films. Not a precise search, but my estimate is that Meerabai’s bhajans appear in Hindi films more than 100 times. The search cannot be precise because there are many instances where the traditional bhajans or ghazals have been used without giving credit to the original poet. Additional note – Amir Khusro’s poetry appears in Hindi films no less than 10 times, of which at least 4 are occurrences of “Kaahe Ko Byaahi Bides. . .”.

The more difficult proposition would be to trace the folk songs reuse across Hindi films. With so much variations, and without acknowledgement to the original folk source, it is difficult to make an estimate of folk music reuse in films. But I will surely add that this segment would be more voluminous than the bhajans and ghazals. The song, or variations thereof, of “Jhumka Gira Re. . .” has been used in no less than four films.

Coming to the film ‘Aavishkaar’. The film is produced under the banner of Aarohi Film Makers and is directed by Basu Bhattacharya. The songs of this film are written by Gyandev Agnihotri and Kapil Kumar. And yes, this traditional thumri originally created by Wajid Ali Shah. The cast of actors is listed as Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Deena Gandhi, Denis Klement, Satyendra Kappu, Monika Jasnani, Devendra Khandelwal, Margaret, Mahesh Sharma, and Minna Johar etc.

Interesting side note – this film is the 2nd in the now famous trilogy by Basu Bhattacharya, on the topic of marital discord, the first one being ‘Anubahv’ (1971) and the 3rd being ‘Grih Pravesh’ (1977).

More interesting side notes. As we talk about reuse, I must mention the other interesting reuse in this film. Probably this is the only film where we can hear Sharmila Tagore singing. At one place in the film, the iconic Manna Dey song “Hansne Ki Chaah Ne. . .” is being sung by Sharmila. Then, at another place in the film, the song from ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) – “Duniya Banaane Waale, Kya Tere Mann Mein Samaai” is playing on the radio, and we can also hear Sharmila singing along with it.

So much for today. In the next episode, we shall explore another very interesting aspect of re-use of songs.

Song – Baabul Mora, Naihar Chhuto Hi Jaaye  (Aavishkaar) (1973) Singers – Jagjit Singh, Chitra Singh, Lyrics – Traditional, MD – Kanu Roy
Jagjit Singh + Chitra Singh

Lyrics

baabul mora. . .
naihar chhuto hi jaaye

baabul mora. . .
baabul mora. . .
naihar chhuto hi jaaye

chaar kahaar mil mori
doliyaan sajaaye re
mora apna begaana
chhuto jaaye. . .
naihar chhuto hi jaaye

[dialogue – Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila]

angnaa to parbat bhaya
deori bhai bides
le babul ghar aapno
main chali piya ke des
main chali piya ke des
main chali piya ke des

baabul mora. . .
naihar chhuto hi jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बाबुल मोरा॰ ॰ ॰
नईहर छूटो ही जाये

बाबुल मोरा॰ ॰ ॰
बाबुल मोरा॰ ॰ ॰
नईहर छूटो ही जाये

चार कहार मिल मोरी
डोलियाँ सजाये रे
मोरा अपना बेगाना
छूटो जाये॰ ॰ ॰
नईहर छूटो ही जाये

[संवाद – राजेश खन्ना, शर्मिला टागोर]

अंगना तो परबत भया॰ ॰ ॰
डेयोड़ी भई बिदेस
ले बाबुल घर आपनो
मैं चली पिया के देस
मैं चली पिया के देस
मैं चली पिया के देस

बाबुल मोरा॰ ॰ ॰
नईहर छूटो ही जाये

 


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