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

Blog Day :

4023 Post No. : 15136

[Ed Note: With sincere apologies to the author and the readers. This write up was delivered to the editors much in advance of the blog anniversary date. It is our oversight that we missed posting it on 19th July. The lapse is regretted.]

As the blog turns 11 today, we can celebrate the first step in the double digit age milestone.  Numerilogically, 11 means 1+1=2 . Does this mean second stage of second phase ?  Or 11 simply means gyarah number ki bus.  Mumbaikar’s know that gyarah number bus means ‘to walk on two feet’.  Walking walking we have reached the 15000 plus figuratively.

So. . . its “Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . . Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

Flashback related to this song. . .  My first day in college :

Coming from a girls only Urdu medium school, trepidation crowding the mind, how will I fit in and all that.  Admission was done, fees paid whether I wanted to study Commerce or not, it was a done deal.  Backtracking from a path already taken was a no no… in the family.   It was a good reputed college of Mumbai, my elder sister was happy that at least I got a good college bit more away from the usual Urdu medium crowd, than she had managed.  She had changed streams from Science (which she was very keen to do) to Commerce, at the last moment, just to avoid going to a college (not so good) which was very close to home and right next to the school.

Nobody in the family expected me to do well in Xth as my math was very week.  In the surprised euphoria of me doing well in SSC, the decision was taken to try for the good college, a little away from the residence, involving commute by bus. My elder sister had a big hand in convincing the parents. So no 11 number ki bus for me, rather real BEST buses.

I remember the day of my admission. Two days after the SSC results my father took my elder sister and me to the college. After the procedure was completed, while going back home, my sister had a brain wave of watching a movie, to celebrate my admission to the college and also my 15th birthday. I have said in an earlier post that my elder sister has a great sense of occasion.  My father dropped us to the theatre, waited to get the tickets and left for his office.  The movie was ‘Ab Aayega Mazaa’ (1984) with Anita Raj and Raja Bundela.

So, first day of college @ 12 noon, the class started to fill up.  Some of us girls found each other, sat in a row separate from the boys.   Actually now what is known as a column, was a row in the class room. First period happened to be of English.

The lady lecturer asked all of us to introduce ourselves and talk about interests hobbies etc.  One of the boys said he like to sing and the lecturer having found a ‘bakra’ was no going to let go. So the boy ‘marta kya na karta’ sang this song in the class:

Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rrakhna. . .  Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. . .

The song as it is, is unforgettable, and with it this event of my first day of college is attached. Our college consisted of a motley crowd of upper, middle and lower crusts’s girls and boys.  It had an ‘Urdu society’ with a Parsi Professor heading it and having its own notice board.  Yes, the notice board was a great source of prestige during those times 🙂 .

The present song post is an almost sufiana song, a critically acclaimed song from the 2006 film ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.  Very unusual situation for a spectacular song, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.  There are three singers namely Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio & Shafqat Amaanat Ali.  Javed Akhtar is one of the lyricists. There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to this song.  (I Wonder – do all songs have a page like this? )   Carlisa Monterio is the female singer who has penned the lines “Love Will Find A Way” as per the page on Wikipedia. I call this song almost sufiana, because it gives that feeling when one listens to the audio only.

It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee, who are married to Priety Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan respectively. The two are also seen planning their respective wedding anniversary celebration, while meeting up from time to time at spectacular locations in Philadalphia, USA. They are both unhappy with their spouses and are still trying to continue in those marriages. Movie characters are rather fickle, not usually seen to be serious about their commitments. No doubt that divorce is sometimes the only way out of an abusive / real bad marriage.  What is real bad and little bad, sort of can be worked at, is again relative. It is commendable that some civilized societies decided to reform and allow divorce as a permitted practice during 20th century. It was hailed as a step towards better rights for women.

Marriages and divorces in films are no mirror for realities. From what I have observed of bad marriages, one partner may be a major cause of discontent, but both partners suffer. Being the chief cause in a bad marriage doesn’t in anyway alleviate the personal sufferings. Parting ways in civilized manner should be a choice, but only if there is no way of reconciliation.

Also, because marriages are made in heaven, as human beings and social animals, we have a duty to safeguard this institution.  Husband and wife’s is the primary relationship on which family is based and develops as a unit, it is the root of the family tree.

So this is a celebratory song for the 11th anniversary of the blog, and song no. 2 of the Mitwa trilogy.  Ideally this would have been the 3rd and final song of the trilogy, but since the Anniversary is here, this song is the one I choose to post.

Happy anniversary to all my fellow travelers on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Mitwa..aa, Kahen Dhadhkanen Tujh Se Kya (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) (2006) Singer – Shankar Mahadevan, Carlisa Monterio,  Shafqat Amaanat Ali, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Shankar Ehsan Loy

Lyrics 

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu. . .
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya aa
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

ho ooo oo
mere man ye bataa de tu
kis oar chalaa hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh rahaa hai tu
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bata..aa
mitwaa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupa

ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
ga ma pa ni
ga ma pa dha ni
ni sa
ga ma pa dha na
dha ni
ni ra
pa ma
pa ma ga ni
mitwaa aaa
aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa

jeewan dagar mein
dagar mein
dagar mein
prem nagar mein
nagar mein
nagar mein
jeewan dagar mein
prem nagar mein
aaya nazar mein
jab se koyi hai
tu sochta hai
tu puchhta hai
jis ki kami thhi
kya yeh wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
haan ye wohi hai
ea ea yeee aaaeaaa eaaa
tu ek pyaasa
aur ye nadi hai
kaahe nahi iss ko tu
kkul ke bataaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa

ho ooo
teri nigaahen
pa gayee raahen
par tu ye soche
jaaun na jaaun
ye zindagi jo
hai naachti to
kyun bediyon mein
hain tere paaon
preet ki dhun par
nach le paagal …al
udtaa agar hai
udne de aanchal
kaahe koi apne
ko aise tarsaaye
jo hai ankahee
jo hai ansunee
wo baat kya hai bataa aaa
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
kahen dhadkanen tujh se kya
mitwa aa aaa aaaaa aaaa
ye khud se to na tu chhupaa
mere mann ye bataa de tu
kis oar chala hai tu
kya paaya nahin tu ne
kya dhoondh raha hai tu..

love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea
mitwa aa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
love will
find a way
jaaniye ea
heeriye ea

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

Blog Day :

4003 Post No. : 15105 Movie Count :

4148

Hullo to all in Atuldom

July the 3rd is the date when the son of a favorite singer of mine, who is equally my favourite turns a year younger. It is the 67th birthday of Amit Kumar Ganguly. The all-rounder musician – he is a playback singer and music director in addition to being an actor and director.
He made his acting debut as an 11 or 12-year-old in “Door Gagan Ki Chaon Mein” (1964) and had his father singing for him “aa chal ke tujhe main leke chaloon ek aise gagan ke tale”. He played a mute kid whose eyes conveyed a lot of emotion. His eyes still convey a lot of emotion- we mostly see mischief there. 🙂 His next screen appearance was again with his father in a short role in “Door Ka Rahi” (1971). “Main ik panchchi matwala re” was a song that was recorded for the movie which was later edited out from the final cut of the movie and used inn a later Kishore Kumar production “Mamta Ki Chaon Mein”. Whatever acting he has done is mostly in movies produced by his father. He has acted in about six movies and took on the mantle of director to complete his fathers’ “Mamta ki Chaon Mein” which released in 1989; two years after his father, the legendary Kishore Kumar, passed away.

I have seen a video on youtube where Amit Kumar mentions how his proud father Kishore Kumar presented him on stage as part of a “Kishore Kumar Nite” in the 70s. He has related how the father-son duo had planned on his entry on to the stage and so many other anecdotes are there in that video.

I made some mental notes after seeing that video. Today’s song is selected from those notes- the first song that I discovered in that video has been shared on the blog by Sudhirji – a Madan Mohan marvel “hai shaam badi matwali” from the 1980 release “Chaalbaaz” which was one of the first few songs that he sang outside of his father’s production.

The very first time that he sang for someone other than his father was for the music director duo Sapan- Jagmohan. (I know that either our in-house encyclopedia or Sudhirji have written a brief introduction to this lesser known music director jodi). The movie was “Darwaza” by the Ramsay Brother’s production house.

The movie had a cast of Anju Mahendru, Shyamlee, Anil Dhawan, Imtiaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sheetal, etc etc. The movie had Naqsh Lyallpuri as the lyricist. It movie had around three songs all of them solos -two by Asha Bhonsle and one was by Amit Kumar. “Darwaza” released in 1978, was reasonably popular. I remember we were not allowed to see the movie as it was given an “Adults Only” certificate by the censor board, it was supposed to be a horror movie. I have not yet seen it, 🙂

So here we are wishing our dear Amit Kumar a very happy birthday (belated) with a song which, though not as popular as his “bade achche lagte hain” or other songs of his under R D Burman’s baton, is very soothing to the ears.


Song-Hosh mein ham kahaan (Darwaaza)(1978) singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

hosh mein
hum kahaan
mil gaye ae
do dil jawaan
ye samaa
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na aa
hosh mein
hum kahaan
arre mil gaye
do dil jawaan
ye samaa
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na aa
hosh mein
hum kahaan
arre mil gaye
do dil jawaan

ho o o
ik aag si jaagi mere jazbaat mein
kaise ghata pyaasi rahe barsaat mein
o o
ik aag si jaagi mere jazbaat mein
kaise ghata pyaasi rahe barsaat mein
arre ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan

ho o o
mehke labon ki taazgi de do mujhe
pal bhar mere dil ki khushi de do mujhe
o o o
mehke labon ki taazgi de do mujhe
pal bhar mere dil ki khushi de do mujhe
ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan
ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan
hosh mein
hmm hmm
arre mil gaye


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

Blog Day :

3971 Post No. : 15056 Movie Count :

4132

“Dheere Dheere“ –

Dheere Dheere Machal Ae Dil-e-Beqaraar

Dheere Dheere Chal Chaand Gagan Mein

Dheere Se Jaana Bagiyan Mein O Bhanwra

Dheere Se Aa Ja Ri Ankhiyan Mein Nindiyaa Aa Ja Ri Aa Ja

Dheere Dheere Bol Koi Sun Na Le

Dheere Chal Dheere Chal O Bheegi Hawa

O More Sainya Ji Utrenge Paar Re Nadiyaa Dheere  Baho

Pal Pal O Pal Samay Tu Dheere Dheere Chal

Then there are songs have the word in different context, like;

O Gaadi Waale Gaadi Dheere Haank Re

Man Re Tu Kaahe Na Dheer Dharay

And this category of songs cannot be thought of without the superbly melodious “Dheeme Dheeme Gaaun, Dheere Dheere  Gaaun”.

All the above songs are already posted in the blog.  I had actually planned to do a series on ‘dheere dheere’ songs.  I also have plans for a few more such word based theme posts.   But for all these themes I am finding only newer songs.  So the series idea is dropped, will just be preparing random posts for which ever song appeals.

Here I am presenting a song which suits the theme to the ‘T’. Its from the movie ‘Aashiqui’ (1990) which is making its debut here. More than 29 years ago this movie came and the music created a storm. I personally am witness to the rage these songs were. In recent days I have been listening to the songs of this film and I am having to revise my choice of best song in the movie. This song ‘Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana” used to by my favourite and I thought this was the best. But the other songs like the title song “Saanson Ki aroorat Hai Jaise”, “Jaan-e-Jigar Jaan-e-Mann”, “Main Duniya Bhulaa Doonga”,  “Nazar Ke Saamne Jigar Ke Ppaas”, “Ab Tere Bin Jee Lenge Hum”, “Tu Meri Zindagi Hai “, “Dil Ka Aalam Ab Kya Sunaaun Tumhen” etc.  Total 9 songs all are chartbusters. At the time this movie came and songs were so popular, it was a known fact that the songs were all from the Music Bank created by T-series (Gulshan Kumar). I think Mahesh Bhatt may have got to select the songs he wanted for his film. That is the only explanation for such high quality melodious songs in one film, when films used to succeed on only one or two good songs. Such was the condition of film music, despite the ghazal already having made a big comeback in Hindi film music. All songs in a film couldn’t be ghazal recitiations like in ‘Umrao Jaan’, so the film makers were making use of the urdu ghazal selectively.

There was at least one song in the above mentioned list which is a direct lift from an existing older song.

The music of the film was by Nadeem-Shrawan, and the singers were Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. The lyrics are by Rani Malik for this song. The film had newcomers Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy for hero and heroine, with support cast of Deepak Tijori as the friend, Reema Laagu as the mother, Tom Alter as the warden, among others.

Here is an excerpt of a review on imdb.com :

“Each and every song of this movie is timeless. Nadeem-Shravan may not be creative and experimental like A. R. Rehman, but it is true that if “melody” had a second name it would be Nadeem-Shravan. “Aashiqui”, “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”,”Sadak”, “Saajan”, “Deewana”, “Dil Ka Kya Qusoor”, “Salami”, “Damini”, “Dil Waale”, “Raja Hindustani”, “Jeet”, “Pardes” are examples of this genius combination. Mahesh Bhatt is one of the finest filmmakers we had, but it is sad that his biggest commercial success is probably his weakest work as a director, or probably got overshadowed by the lovable music.”

I can’t agree more with the above para. I don’t know the songs of ‘Dil Waale’ and ‘Jeet’ of the above listed films, but can add ‘Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke’ and ‘Dhadkan’ which came much later, to this list. ‘Pardes’ would be the highest point or the culmination of this phenomena called Nadeem-Shrawan.

The music of this film did make a clean sweep of the Filmfare Awards of 1991

Best Music Director : Nadeem Saifi – Shravan Rathod

Best Lyricist : Sameer (For the song “Nazar Ke Saamne”)

Best Playback Singer – Male :
Kumar Sanu  (For the song “Ab Tere Bin”)

Best Playback Singer – Female :
Anuradha Paudwal  (For the song “Nazar Ke Saamne”)

This is the tally of these artists in the blog so far,

Nadeem Shrawan 15
Anuradha Paudwal 35
Kumar Sanu 22
Sameer 30

No wonder that the songs of ‘Aashiqui’ have been rehashed multiple times and reused a couple of times for ‘Aashiqui’ – 2 & 3.  I have come across very very high praise for Nadeem-Shrawan, some go to the extent of calling them SD Burman-ish.  Output wise I am inclined to agree that they were able to maintain a particular standard, which was a difficult task, given the market and commercial requirements.   As for being SDB-ish, I have found a song or two by them to be in the SDB mode.

Anyway, the songs of this movie are on their way to becoming sort of folklore/folk songs in the next century 🙂 🙂 , at the current rate and trends.

Video

Audio

Song – Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana (Aashiqui) (1990) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics – Rani Malik, MD – Nadeem Shravan

Lyrics

dheere dheere se
meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se
dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna jaane jaana
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana

dheere dheere se
meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se
dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna
jaane jaana
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana

jab se tujhe dekha
dil ko kahin aaraam nahin
mere hothon pe ek tere siwa
koi naam nahin
apna bhi haal tumhaare jaisa
hai saajan
bas yaad tujhe karte hain
aur koyi kaam nahin
ban gayaa hoon main
teraa deewaana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaana
oo dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa

tu ne bhi aksar mujh ko jagaaya
raaton mein
aur neend churaai
meethi meethi baaton mein
tu ne bhi beshaq
mujh ko kitna tadpaaya
phir bhi teri har ek adaa pe
pyaar aaya
aa jaa aa jaa ab kaisa sharmaanaa
dheere dheere se dil ko churaana
oo dheered heere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa
tum se pyaar hamen hai kitna jaane jaanaa aa
tum se mil kar tum ko hai bataana
dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana
dheere dheere se dil ko churaanaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना
ओह ….
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना

जब से तुझे देखा
दिल को कहीं आराम नहीं
मेरे होंठों पे एक तेरे सिवा
कोई नाम नहीं
अपना भी हाल तुम्हारे जैसा
है साजन
बस याद तुझे करते हैं
और कोई काम नहीं
बन गया हूँ मैं
तेरा दीवाना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना

तू ने भी अक्सर मुझ को 
जगाया रातों में 
और नींद चुराई 
मीठी मीठी बातों में
तू ने भी बेशक
मुझ को कितना तड़पाया
फिर भी तेरी हर एक अदा पे
प्यार आया
आ जा आ जा अब कैसा
शरमाना
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना
तुम से प्यार हमें है
कितना जाने जानां
तुम से मिल कर
तुम को है बताना
धीरे धीरे से
मेरी ज़िंदगी में आना आ
धीरे धीरे से
दिल को चुराना


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

Blog Day :

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 5
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It is so heartening to see our beloved blog reaching yet another big milestone of 15000 songs being posted! Over a decade plus of hard work by all involved has made this possible but above all it has been Atul ji’s steadfast disciplined hard work which has led to it. I first of all congratulate him for this achievement. Your dedication, hard work and encouragement is always inspiring us. I have run out of hats to raise for all the wonderful work you have been doing here on this blog. May God always bless you and give you strength to achieve all your goals in your personal and official life.

I also wish to thank all the other contributors who have all become my friends during the journey of this blog. It has been a pleasure knowing you and Its always enjoyable meeting all of you. I think we should celebrate soon with a celebratory party Hangout (online or offline) with all of us meeting in spite of the time zone differences which separate us but love for music at the end of the day never fails to join us. Keep smiling always and be ever happy all of you!

For today’s song post I have chosen a song I was in love with when the movie released. This movie had some lovely songs under the baton of ace composers Jatin-Lalit and it makes its debut on the blog with this song. The movie was directed by a favourite director of mine, Kundan Shah whose film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ (1983) is a delightful watch for all avid movie lovers even today years after its release (I shudder to hear talks of it being remade. Classics should be best left untouched. ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai’ (1980) was touched just last week and all critics unanimously agree it was best left untouched). The movie’s name of course is ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ which was a 1994 release. Many big names and soon to be big names participated in this delightful movie whose main details are as given below:-

Movie: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)
Director: Kundan Shah
Starcast: Shahrukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Deepak Tijori, Rita Bhaduri, Satish Shah, Anjan Srivastav, Goga Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Ravi Baswani, Naseeruddin Shah, Juhi Chawla
Producer: Vikram Mehrohtra
Banner: Shemaroo Video Pvt Ltd
Release Date: February 25th 1994

This is how Wikipedia describes the movie:-

‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (lit. Sometimes yes, Sometimes no) is a  1994 Indian Hindi romantic coming-of-age comedy film directed by Kundan Shah and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Deepak Tijori and Naseeruddin Shah. This is one of the rare mainstream Hindi movies in which the hero plays the role of a loser. It is widely considered to be one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best performances, and he has said that it is his favourite film. He received the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. Produced on a budget of ₹1.4 crore, the film grossed ₹5.5 crore, equivalent to ₹84 crore (US$12 million) adjusted for inflation. At the 39th Filmfare Awards, it won the Critics Award for Best Film and the Critics Award for Best Actor for Shah Rukh Khan, who also won the Best Actor award for ‘Baazigar’ (1993) at the same ceremony.

I still remember seeing this slice of life movie in a theatre. I was now old enough to go to a theatre by myself and I made the most of the period watching many of the good movies of the period. In spite of the movie being released during exam times, my parents permitted me to watch it and I enjoyed watching it. All the actors in the movie had done really good roles. Suchitra Krishnamurthy had made her acting debut with the movie. Many critics didn’t like her acting but I felt she tried her best giving a genuineness to the performance. She didn’t appear in much movies due to her personal life decisions but I have liked the few and far between movies she did. During the pop boom, she had done a handful of albums too whose cassettes I have enjoyed in those days. ‘Dole Dole’ was a particular favourite with me. Deepak Tijori who was the other lead also did a wonderful role. He was a competent actor and I feel its sad that we have not been able to see much of him for many years. He’s been more active in the field of direction though. As it is I love movies set in Goa and have thoroughly enjoyed movies set there.

Not many may be knowing that this movie was also remade in Telugu by the name Swapnalokam (1999) starring Jagapathi Babu.

Here is the plot of the movie:-

Sunil (Shah Rukh Khan) is woken up from his dream of marrying the girl he loves, Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy), by Sunil’s sister (Sadiya Siddiqui). Sunil is a happy-go-lucky scamp who loves music and is not interested in studies, which bothers his father, Vinayak (Anjan Srivastav). Sunil, Anna, and Chris (Deepak Tijori) are 3 members of a 6-person music band, who are looking to make it big. Anna rejoins the group after being away for a while, which makes Chris happy too, as he too loves Anna. After Anna reenters his life, Sunil begins to try and change his ways in order to get Anna to fall in love with him.

During a performance at a friend’s wedding, Sunil realizes that Anna and Chris have some chemistry between them. Sunil is devastated, so he decides to create a rift between Anna and Chris. Sunil eventually gets caught in his own web of lies. Anna, furious with Sunil for such a betrayal, slaps him and decides to never talk to Sunil ever after. Sunil is thrown out of the band for being a miscreant. However, as luck were to have it, fortune favours Sunil who saves the band from being heckled at a local club performance by putting on a stellar show, so the entire band forgives and forgets.

Meanwhile, Anna’s father has been giving thought to getting her settled in life and decides that Chris is worthy of the honour. He makes his intentions known to approach Chris’ parents with a proposal. However, Chris’ parents have other ideas and decide Chris’ marriage to their friend’s daughter. Anna and her family are dejected.

Sunil consoles Anna during this time and the tide slowly turns in his favour. Anna’s father, having realized that Sunil will love and take care of Anna, convinces Anna to marry Sunil. Sunil is overjoyed until he realizes Anna still loves Chris. Sunil decides to reunite the two and get them married. On the wedding day, as Chris and Anna are about to exchange rings, Chris’ ring slips out of his hand and rolls out of sight. Everybody starts searching for it. Sunil spots the ring but feigns ignorance, even as his younger sister gazes at him with a heavy heart. Eventually, Chris locates the ring and the couple gets married.

Just after the wedding, Sunil is shown sitting on the sidewalk, dejected and heartbroken. By happenstance, a random girl (Juhi Chawla in a guest appearance), who is lost and is seeking directions, approaches Sunil. Sometime later, Sunil and the girl are seen walking in the moonlight and talking merrily.

Anthony and Vasco, two criminals who are a part of the story, see Sunil with the new girl and break the fourth wall, saying that Sunil will be alright. The criminals hear the police siren and immediately scamper away as the credits roll.

If you’ve not watched the movie yet, do catch this feel good movie. It had some of the best performances and the late Renu Saluja had also edited it well. I heard sometime back that Shah Rukh Khan has bought the rights of the movie. Don’t know if he’s planning to remake it but its definitely one of his best and sincere performances. The movie was a sleeper hit and made more than double (nearly 5.5 crores) on the box office in those days.

The song’s lyrics have been very thoughtfully written by Majrooh Sultanpuri sahib and sung lovingly by the flavour of those days, Kumar Sanu. The combination of Majrooh Sahib with Jatin-Lalit was one of the top combinations for me in the 1990s. Just like the song, I pray that we never wake up from the suroor of good music we all live in all the time and keep singing songs of our love for music as well as each other.

Song – Ae Kaash Ke Ab Hosh Mein Hum Aane Na Paayen (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin Lalit

Lyrics

ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane naa paayen

khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothhon ke jaam
khilti mehakti
yeh zulfon ki shaam
hanste khanakte
yeh hothon ke jaam
aa jhoom ke saaz uthhayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum hosh mein
ab aane na paayen

laa laa laall laa
laalla laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa la laall laa

ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
ho bas agar tum hamaare sanam
hum to sitaaron pe rakh den kadam
saaraa jahaan bhool jaayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
bas naghme tere pyaar ke
gaate hi jaayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen
ae kaash ke hum
hosh mein ab aane na paayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Gajendra Khanna)
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ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
खिलती महकती
ये ज़ुल्फों की शाम
हँसते खनकते
ये होंठों के जाम
आ झूम के साज़ उठायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें

ला ला लाल्ला ला
लाल्ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ल लाल्ल ला

हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
हो बस अगर तुम हमारे सनम
हम तो सितारों पे रख दें कदम
सारा जहाँ भूल जायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
बस नग़मे तेरे प्यार के
गाते ही जायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें
ए काश के हम होश में
अब आने ना पायें


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

Blog Day : 3923 Post No. : 14989

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 2
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Welcome all to this special occasion where we are now celebrating Fifteen thousand song-posts on the blog!!!  My heartiest congratulations to Atul ji, Sudhir ji and our respected senior and other team members on the blog and to all of our readers and well-wishers of this blog.

Well, my ‘love story’ (‘Prem Kahaani’, pehle ‘affair’ likhnewaala tha, phir ‘relationship’, phir thhik karke ‘love story’ likha  🙂 ) with this blog started around 2009 and it was because of Sahir Saab’s song ‘Dil Karta O Yaara Dildaara Mera Dil Karta’ (which I was looking because it was in my memory and nostalgic for me). So, thanks are very much due to Sahir Saab and I thank him for that. (I am sure he is accepting it there 🙂 )

My first comment was also on a song penned by Sahir Saab ‘Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai’ – that was in 2009. Still, it took me three years more to become a contributor on this blog which happened in 2012.

How much I loved this blog and how HFM was my hobby earlier and became a passion later, and how HFM and this blog became an important part of my life thereafter, has been mentioned by me in few of my other posts on the blog. So, I will not go into more details on that. Rather I would like to write what I have not said earlier.

I came into writing when I was studying into eighth standard and my first article was published from a district newspaper from Akola then. It was an article about Chetan Chauhan when he was dropped from the playing side of India in test cricket. After that few more articles, all on cricket, were published in the same newspaper that time. Simultaneously after that I was approaching tenth standard and the board examinations, but still cricket was always on top in my mind. I did send few articles to the popular magazines in circulation then, but they were returned with some suggestions to me and that gave me a learning on how to plan and arrange the articles.

However, everything changed after I passed out matriculation and joined vocational subjects in eleventh instead of the subjects I liked most i.e. ‘Arts’. I have mentioned that journey on the blog in this article here. And during these two years I was more on movies and cricket and so as expected I failed in the examination. After that I joined a construction company and start working there and continued to working after that.

Now between all these years i.e. 1985 to 2009 I was working and continuing with my hobby of collecting cassettes, watching movies, listening music. And that was the biggest recreation and motivation for me during all those years. It so happened in 2009 that my close friends working in the same company with me in Kachchh but in different units/departments, push me to take up writing and that is how I started my blog and after that my younger daughter who used to write regularly became a part of that blog.

So finally the circle came to round and life brought me back to my passion of writing after a gap of almost twenty-seven years. And when I came into contact with this blog and started sending my contribution for lyrics earlier in 2012 I thought to give a try for writing articles and my first article appeared on the blog in 2013.

When I became a lyric contributor to the blog, that was my ‘new birth’ and at that point, life started again for me with new purpose, new energy, inspiration and motivation. And all these factors – purpose, energy, inspiration, motivation, celebration, and nostalgia keep growing further as my journey with the blog has been continued and still going …

Many childhood memories of watching movies, of songs from movies of yesteryears, keep surfacing and it was like one memory triggering other memory and bringing close to its related vague memories of those beautiful years. I started getting connected to many incidences which were lying dormant in my memory or which I had forgotten. And, I must say that since coming into the contact with the blog and specially after having HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) when I started sharing song posts of songs with the seventies, I had been transformed to that era only when my age was growing between eight to fifteen years.

In my circles whenever someone asks my age, I always used to tell them that ‘I am only seventeen years old and do not to grow more than that’. But the blog has reduced my age between eight-fifteen and I keep shuffling in that ‘age-era’ only i.e. if I considered up to 1983. And if I considered up to 1980 then my age is twelve years only.

I think I have also mentioned this earlier that finding this blog and being a part of this was a feeling like ‘this was the destination of my life’ and ‘all these years of life I was alive for this purpose only’. Always feeling fortunate and blessed to be a part of this journey and a member of this team …

Meeting some of the team members and seniors in the group during the ‘gang-outs’ has given many unforgettable memories and those are the most cherished moments of my life. And it is going to continue in future too 🙂 . The joy from discussions during such meetings and sharing of thoughts also cannot be expressed in words. And most importantly during such meetings I also got a chance to meet many respected and dedicated ‘like-minded peoples’ who in their own capacity are not less than a ‘encyclopaedia’ about yesteryears Hindi films and Hindi film music.

Thanking again to Atul ji and all other members and this wonderful blog. . . I am trying to express my feelings in the following ‘poem’;

उन यादों को, उन किस्सों को,
उस कहानी को,
शायद इसी दिन के लिए संभाला था
मन गुंजन करता ये भंवर
शायद इसी पल के लिए बेताब था

 दिल का ये भंवर
नादान ही तो था
कुंज कुंज करता गुंजन
भीतर भीतर बेचैन था
मिले जो आप तो ये चहकने लगा
सुरीली यादें बिखेरने लगा
बचपन फिर से मुस्काया
जवानी ने जैसे ली अंगडाई
एक कहानी को मंजिल मिली
कुछ यादों को भूली हुयी तारीख मिली
कुछ किस्सों को एक पड़ाव मिला
तन्हाई को एक महफ़िल मिली
साथी नए नए मिले
सुरीले सफ़र का कारवां मिला

 

And let us now enjoy the song with a vintage Kishore voice from the 1971 movie ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’. (Yes, the year of this movie is to be corrected as ‘1971’ on the blog and for the two posts already posted on the blog. Though in the second post one tag ‘songs of’ is correct i.e. ‘songs of 1971’)

‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ was directed by Randhir Kapoor for R.K. Films, Bombay. This was Randhir Kapoor’s first movie too and he was introduced or launched in style with also given direction of this movie. It was produced by Raj Kapoor.

It had Prithviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Babita, Narendranath, Roopesh Kumar, Achala Sachdev, David, Tiwari, Iftekhar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Vishwa Mehra, Sarita, Aarti, Asha Chandra, Shri Ram Shastri, Mansaram, Sumita Khurana, Pardesi, Uma Dutt, Rashid Khan, Mandhir Siyal, Prakash Mishra, Ranveer Raj, Ghanshyam Rohida and others.

Story, Screenplay and Dialogues of this movie were written by Virendra Sinha. Editing of this movie was done by S.R. Kabre. It was passed by Censor Board on 11.11.1971.

This movie has six songs penned by three lyricists – Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs), Neeraj (three songs) and Shaily Shailendra (one song). Music for this movie is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mukesh, and Sharda had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

I think I have watched some part of this movie or may be the whole movie on TV or somewhere else, but I do not remember it now except I remember vaguely about its storyline. Knowledgeable readers may kindly throw more light on this movie and its songs please.

Two songs from this movie have already been posted on the blog earlier. And the today’s song is the third song of this movie being presented on the blog on the special occasion of ‘Blog’s 15k Songs Festival’ 😊

Today is also the 97th birth anniversary of songwriter Hasrat Jaipuri.


Song – Bhanwre Ki Gunjan Hai Mera Dil (Kal Aaj Aur Kal) (1971) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

bhanware ki gunjan
hai mera dil
kab se sambhaale rakha hai dil
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
bhanware ki gunjan
hai mera dil
kab se sambhaale rakha hai dil
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye

mujhe kab se thhi pyaar ki justaju
meri zindagaani mein hai tu hi tu
mujhe kab se thhi pyaar ki justaju
meri zindagaani mein hai tu hi tu
main aaya hoon duniya mein tere liye
mere dil mein jhoomein teri aarzoo
bhanware ki gunjan
hai mera dil
kab se sambhaale rakha hai dil
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye

tere liye
hmm hmm hmm
aa ha haa
hmm hmm hmm
tere liye
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

gagan se bhi ooncha mera pyaar hai
tujhi par mitoonga ye iqraar hai
gagan se bhi ooncha mera pyaar hai
tujhi par mitoonga ye iqraar hai
tu itna samajh le
mere humsafar
tere pyaar se mera sansaar hai
bhanware ki gunjan
hai mera dil
kab se sambhaale rakha hai dil
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye

bhanware ki gunjan
hai mera dil
kab se sambhaale rakha hai dil
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye
tere liye

hmm hmm hmm
he he he ae
hmm hmm hmm
ho ho ho ho

tiri ri ri ri ri ri ee ee ee
hmm hmm hmm
tudu du du du du oo oo oo
hmm hmm hmm
tiri ri ri ri ri ri ee ee ee
hmm hmm hmm
tudu du du du du oo oo oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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भंवरे कि गुंजन
है मेरा दिल
कब से संभाले रक्खा है दिल
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए

भंवरे कि गुंजन
है मेरा दिल
कब से संभाले रक्खा है दिल
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए

मुझे कब से थी प्यार कि जुस्तजू
मेरी ज़िंदगानी में है तू ही तू
मुझे कबसे थी प्यार कि जुस्तजू
मेरी ज़िंदगानी में है तू ही तू
मैं आया हूँ दुनिया में
तेरे लिए
मेरे दिल में झूमें
तेरी आरज़ू 
भंवरे कि गुंजन
है मेरा दिल
कब से संभाले रक्खा है दिल
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए

तेरे लिए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आ हा हा
हम्म हम्म हम्म
तेरे लिए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म

गगन से भी ऊंचा मेरा प्यार है
तुझी पर मिटूंगा ये इक़रार है
गगन से भी ऊंचा मेरा प्यार है
तुझी पर मिटूंगा ये इक़रार है
तू इतना समझ ले
मेरे हमसफ़र
तेरे प्यार से मेरा संसार है

भंवरे कि गुंजन
है मेरा दिल
कब से संभाले रक्खा है दिल
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए

भंवरे कि गुंजन
है मेरा दिल
कब से संभाले रक्खा है दिल
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए

हम्म हम्म हम्म
हे हे हे ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हो हो हो हो

टीरी रि रि रि रि ई ई ई
हम्म हम्म हम्म

टुडू डू डू डू डू ऊ ऊ ऊ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
टीरी रि रि रि रि ई ई ई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
टुडू डू डू डू डू ऊ ऊ ऊ

 


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

Blog Day : 3882 Post No. : 14908

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 11
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5th March, 2009. As many as nine song posted on that day. Of course, from 9 different films. And guess what, over the years, eight of these films have been yippeee’d already. The films are

  • ‘Shahjehaan’ from 1946,
  • ‘Munim ji’ from 1955,
  • ‘Kaala Pani’ from 1958,
  • ‘Goonj Uthi Shehna’ from 1959,
  • ‘Umar Qaid’ from 1961,
  • ‘Bin Baadal Barsaat’ and ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ from 1963,
  • and then ‘Anubhav’ from 1971,
  • and lastly ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

Except for the last listed film above, all the other eight films that appeared on that day have all their songs posted here. And so the only option left to present a 10 year challenge post is a song from ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

The song I present today is performed on screen by Hema Malini, as she is making efforts to woo and evoke the interest in the mind of a reluctant hero – Dharmendra. It was a time when the real life romance of Hema Malini and Dharmendra was just taking off and was coming in the notice of the media and the public. It is speculative to say whether such a real life situation adds to the reel performances. 🙂

The songs of this film are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. The performance gets quite close to the category of a ‘seduction’ song.

‘Reel-life’ or ‘Real-life’ – I leave it up to the readers to judge. 😉

 

Song – Aa Aa Ja, Aa Jaa, Kuchh Keh Jaa, Kuchh Sun Jaa  (Raja Jaani) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa

aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

angdaai..ee..ee
yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
angdaai yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
dil se dil tu na mila
aa aankhen to mila ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

sapnon ki..ee..ee
duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
sapnon ki duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
neend se pehle tu aa ke
in nainon mein sama ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
mmmm hmmmm aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ
आ आ

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

अंगड़ाई॰॰ई॰॰ई
यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
अंगड़ाई यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
दिल से दिल तू ना मिला
आ आँखें तो मिला जा
आ आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

सपनों की॰॰ई॰॰ई
दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
सपनों की दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
नींद से पहले तू आ के
इन आँखों में समा जा

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
म्मममम हम्मममम आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा


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Blog Day : 3880 Post No. : 14904

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 34
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‘ह’ – हमने भी प्यार किया, नज़रों को चार किया ॰ ॰ ॰

– – – –

॰ ॰ ॰दिल का सूना साज़ तराना ढूंढेगा
तीर ए निगाह ए नाज़ निशाना ढूंढेगा॰ ॰ ॰

It is your words that tell of this predicament. Seasons come and go, as they have, year on year on year. . .  but the one who this heart wants to listen to again, has not returned after going away. . .

– – – –

With today’s song, we come to the end of this series of duets of Rafi Sb. This series got initiated on Rafi Sb’s birth anniversary (24th Dec) in 2017.  Having gone through 33 episodes, we come to the closure with the Hindi alphabet letter ‘ह’. On the way, over the past almost 15 months, we have touched upon many a wonderful duet songs that simply perpetuate the legend of this divine voice. A blessing that we shared the same time and the planet with him for a certain period of time. The association, and its lasting awareness, has been such a lovely enchanting experience, that has left in the mind two opposing emotions – happiness and regret.  Happiness that we have a wonderful legacy treasure bequeathed to us by this voice. And regret that there could have been more, but alas not destined to be. God works in his own mysterious ways, and we are but mortals subject to his method and his directions.

So much has been said – about Rafi Sb, in this series, and by other contributors on this blog. And by many others, writing about him on various platforms and publications. Satish Shenoy ji, in a comment earlier today, has written – “Any number of posts on Rafisaab are welcome, even at the cost of repetition”.  Yes, eventually there is a limit to words, and to the expressions.  But even after reaching that limit, the heart feels that enough has not been said.  What more could be said, I don’t know.  But I know that “कल और आएंगे॰॰॰ हमसे बेहतर कहने वाले” – and more will be said and written about Rafi Sb, in ways that has not found an expression as yet.  Such is the magic of this wondrous voice, I believe.

Today’s song is from the 1962 film ‘Mall Road’.  The singing accompaniment is Asha Bhosle.  Words are from the pen of Prem Warburtani and the music is from the mind of Sudarshan.

For the record, the complete list of previous songs in this series is given below,

Ab Jeene Ka Mausam Aaya Dillagi 1966 24-Dec-17 Asha Bhosle
Aa Tujhko Bulaayen Ye Pyaasi Nigaahen Pyaara Dushman 1955 28-Dec-17 Asha Bhosle
Is Jag Mein Kahin Bhi Rahiyo Pyaar Ki Jeet 1962 16-Jan-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Utho Bulbulo Tod Do Teeliyaan Khaamosh Sipaahi 1950 9-Feb-18 Geeta Dutt
x
Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan Shaque 1976 12-Feb-18 Asha Bhosle
Ae Chanda Tu Dena Gawaahi Holiday In Bombay 1963 15-Feb-18 Asha Bhosle
O Tera Chhup Chhup Ke Chale Aana Sangraam 1965 23-Feb-18 Kamal Barot
x
x
Kahiye Kaisa Mizaaj Hai Aapka Salaam Memsaab 1961 11-Mar-18 Asha Bhosle
Khush Kar Diya Tu Ne Mere Rama Jeet 1972 22-May-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Gori Naagan Ban Ke Na Chala Karo Naache Naagin Baaje Been 1960 23-May-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Ghar Waale Ghar Nahin Pyaar Ki Raahein 1959 2-Jun-18 Geeta Dutt
Chaandni Chhitki Hui Hai Muskuraati Raat Hai Hamaara Ghar 1950 4-Jun-18 Geeta Roy
Chhail Chhabeela Rang Rangeela Kaun Nagar Se Aaya Madan Manjari 1961 11-Jun-18 Kamal Barot
Jab Ghadi Bole Chaar Gori Kar Ke Singaar Gambler 1960 12-Jun-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Jhuk Ke Zameen Choom Raha Aasmaan Dhoop Chhaaon 1954 15-Jun-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O Ji O O O Naach Ghar 1959 17-Jun-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Thodi Si Zindgani Raja Beete Na Jawaani Lakshmi Pooja 1957 18-Jun-18 Shamshad Begum
Dilli Waale Saahb Ghajab Kar Daala Re Bhikhaari 1949 28-Jun-18 Binapani Mukherji
Dheere Dheere Mohabbat Jawaan Ho Gai Bhai Bahen 1969 3-Jul-18 Asha Bhosle
Nazar Ne Loota Hai, Ada Ne Maara Hai Police Detective 1960 9-Jul-18 Lata Mangeshkar
Toote To Toote Koi Dil Ka Sahaara Lagan 1971 25-Aug-18 Asha Bhosle
Thehar Zara O Jaan e Mann Ladki Bholi Bhaali 1976 20-Sep-18 Usha Khanna
Daal Bhi De Zulfon Ki Chhaon Ramu Dada 1961 21-Sep-18 Lata Mangeshkar
x
x
Pyaar Ki Baaten Koi Na Jaane Yaad Teri Phir Aaye Magic Carpet 1964 3-Oct-18 Asha Bhosle
x
Baanke Teerandaaz Jaan Le Le Na Ho Naraaz Sun To Le Haseena 1958 4-Oct-18 Asha Bhosle
Bhaiya Re Bhaiya Re Bhaiya Naiya Chhuaao Na Bharat Milaap 1965 11-Oct-18 Kamal Barot
Mehfil Mein Tere Husn Ka Deewaana Kaun Hai Rooplekha 1962 29-Oct-18 Suman Kalyanpur
Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat Dr Z 1959 31-Oct-18 Mohammed Rafi
Raat Andheri Gayi Gayi Gayi Rangeela Raja 1960 16-Nov-18 Asha Bhosle
Lijiye Dil Ka Nazraana, Lijiye Aankh Ka Shukraana Naya Kaanoon 1965 29-Nov-18 Asha Bhosle
Wo To Chutki Mein Dil Le Ke Chalte Huye Shaadi Ki Raat 1950 12-Jan-19 Raja Gul
Shamma Pe Parwaana Jalne Se Darta Nahin Shola Jo Bhadke 1961 20-Jan-19 Suman Kalyanpur
x
Sun Gori Khol Zara Ghunghat Ka Door Phool Bane Angaarey 1963 21-Jan-19 Kamal Barot
Hamne Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Nazron Ko Chaar Kiya Mall Road 1962 3-Mar-19 Asha Bhosle
क्ष x
त्र x
ज्ञ x

So much more seems to be still wound up inside that needs to be said.  And all that needs to be said, is probably already present in the words that Rafi Sb has sung in his life.  Just to say that he is incomparable, comes to mind the lines he has already uttered,

ना तुम सा कोई जमाने भर में
तुम्हीं को चाहा मेरी नज़र ने॰ ॰ ॰

Maybe some more needs to be said.  Maybe another series of Rafi Sb songs will come about.  Nahm ji has also restarted one of her pending series just last week.  Still a good number of his songs are waiting to be posted here – about a couple of thousands more to go. A lot of opportunity still – to write more about him.  So yes, maybe another series of his songs, who knows.For now, let us listen to this song today – and the words that will come to mind are

हो गया दिल पे मेरे तेरी आवाज़ का जादू”.

Aameen.

Song – Hamne Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Nazron Ko Chaar Kiya  (Mall Road) (1962) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Warburtani, MD – Sudarshan
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics 

hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

kaisa ye pyaar kiya
dil beqaraar kiya
kar ke ishaare hamen
haaye re maar diya
kaisa ye pyaar kiya..aa

dekha jo tu ne hamen
nazren chura ke
hum bhi rahenge tere
dil mein samaa ke
mujh se na poochho
mere dil ki kahaani
dil bhi deewaana tere
main bhi deewaani
dekha jo tu ne hamen
nazren chura ke
hum bhi rahenge tere
dil mein samaa ke
mujh se na poochho
mere dil ki kahaani
dil bhi deewaana tere
main bhi deewaani
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

chaahe mita do
chaahe kuchh bhi sazaa do
hum hain tumhaare
hamen dil mein basa lo
lehron ka paas rahe
jaise kinaara
aise hi rahe jag mein
saath hamaara
chaahe mita do
chaahe kuchh bhi sazaa do
hum hain tumhaare
hamen dil mein basa lo
lehron ka paas rahe
jaise kinaara
aise hi rahe jag mein
saath hamaara

hum ne bhi pyaar kiya
nazron ko chaar kiya
sau sau bahaane kar ke
tera deedaar kiya
hum ne bhi pyaar kiya..aa

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ

कैसा ये प्यार किया
दिल बेक़रार किया
कर के इशारे हमें
हाए रे मार दिया
कैसा ये प्यार किया॰॰आ

देखा जो तूने हमें
नज़रें चुरा के
हम भी रहेंगे तेरे
दिल में समा के
मुझ से ना पूछो मेरे
दिल की कहानी
दिल भी दीवाना तेरा
मैं भी दीवानी
देखा जो तूने हमें
नज़रें चुरा के
हम भी रहेंगे तेरे
दिल में समा के
मुझ से ना पूछो मेरे
दिल की कहानी
दिल भी दीवाना तेरा
मैं भी दीवानी
हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ

चाहे मिटा दो
चाहे कुछ भी सज़ा दो
हम हैं तुम्हारे हमें
दिल में बसा लो
लहरों के पास रहे
जैसे किनारा
ऐसे ही रहे जग में
साथ हमारा
चाहे मिटा दो
चाहे कुछ भी सज़ा दो
हम हैं तुम्हारे हमें
दिल में बसा लो
लहरों के पास रहे
जैसे किनारा
ऐसे ही रहे जग में
साथ हमारा

हमने भी प्यार किया
नज़रों को चार किया
सौ सौ बहाने कर के
तेरा दीदार किया
हमने भी प्यार किया॰॰आ


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Blog Day : 3830 Post No. : 14836

“Safar”(1946) was directed by B Mitra for Filmistan Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shobha, Kanu Roy, V H Desai, S L Puri, Rajendra, Chandrika, Harun, Mumtaz Banu, Satyanarayan etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past.

Today is the 101st birth anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918- 5 January 1982)
Here is the eighth song from “Safar”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and C Ramchandra. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

I have not been able to get a few words righ in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears tohelp fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee (Safar)(1946) Singers- Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-G S Nepali, MD- C Ramchandra

kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee

baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
raaja mere mauj udaayen
ham to ro ro bain ganwaayen
din bhar na chain paayen
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee

oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho
phoolon ki sej pe
tu mere saathh ho
galey mein haathh ho
aankhon aankhon mein baat ho

zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee
zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

3737 Post No. : 14687 Movie Count :

4014

Today’s song is from a saint film, ‘Sant Sakhu’ (1941).

Out of the many saints that came from Maharashtra, like Tukaram, Ramdas, Gyaneshwar etc, Sakhu was probably the only female saint on whom a bilingual film – Hindi and Marathi – was made. Unlike other saints, Sakhu possibly was not a historical figure because no mention about her is found anywhere in any document. Nevertheless, she was extremely popular amongst the rural folks of not only Maharashtra but also was a popular name in Karnataka, Andhra, Tamilnadu and Orissa. In the pre independence era, Sakhu or Sakhubai was quite a common name in these areas. I remember that we had a maid servant named Sakhubai in our Hyderabad home. She was a Telugu woman, did not know Marathi, but knew who Sakhu was !

The film was made by Prabhat Films, which was known to make mythological, religious and social films. It started its talkie era with ‘Ayodhya Ka Raja’ – a bilingual in Hindi and Marathi, in the year 1932. This is the oldest Indian talkie film available today, based on the story of King Harishchandra and Taramati. As the time went by, Prabhat became famous for its meaningful films. Apart from V. Shantaram, other partners of Prabhat, like Keshavrao Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal and even the assistant of Shantaram, K. Narayan Kale had directed few films. However only the films directed by Shantaram became hits and were popular, with the exception of Sant Tukaram  (1936) a Marathi film.

While forming the company, the partners had chosen their fields of activity, like Damle was expert in sound recording and engineering, Fattelal was very good in art direction, set making etc. and Dhaiber was good at cinematography. Direction was unanimously allotted to V Shantaram. In the following years when only Shantaram’s name became famous, there was envy among the other partners. Shantaram too sensed it and tried to prove that he was a team man and helped others whenever required in their directorial efforts. But the seed of envy soon became a big tree and things were made difficult for Shantaram.

Another point known only to very few and which was never elaborated by Shantaram himself, was also at work. In the early years of Prabhat Films, one of the partners – S Fattelal married the company’s heroine Gulab Bai aka Kamlabai (she was the girl who blows the tutari in Prabhat’s logo). Disturbed by this event and fearing public ire, the company made a rule that hereafter no partner of the company should get involved in any actress or employee of the company and if it does happen, he should leave the company forthwith. This rule was used when in 1937, one of the partners, Keshavrao Dhaiber married Nalini Tarkhud, heroine of film ‘Rajput Ramani’ (1936), which he had directed. Consequently, Dhaiber left Prabhat and started his own company, Jaishree Films.

During the making of film ‘Padosi’ (1941) (‘Shejari’ in Marathi), V. Shantaram fell in love with the heroine of the Marathi version, Jaishree (Kamulkar) and married her on 26-10-1941. (He already had one wife, Vimlabai and 4 children). The envious partners got this solid point against Shantaram. The pressure increased on him to quit. Finally, Shantaram left Prabhat films (for mixed reasons) on 13-4-1941. He even left Poona and took up a job in Government’s Film Division, before establishing his own Rajkamal Kalamandir.

During all these happenings, film ‘Sant Sakhu’ was released at Central Talkies on 27-9-1941. Baburao Patel, in his Film India October ‘41 issue gave a mild review of the film. He, however, made a remark in his inimitable style-’the film is suitable for the old, women and children’. The film was directed by the duo of S Fattelal and VG Damle. This pair had directed a silent film also, ‘Maharathi Karna’ in 1928. After that they were busy with their own specialty jobs. Subsequently, the pair was virtually pushed to direct film ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1936) in Marathi, by none other than Shantaram himself. This was his attempt to bring peace and harmony among the partners of Prabhat. He genuinely helped the duo and the reluctant pair flew on the seventh heaven, when ‘Sant Tukaram’ became one of the international hit films !!!

The music to film ‘Sant Sakhu’ was by the resident musician Keshavrao Bhole and the cast of the film was Hansa Wadkar, Shankar Kulkarni, Gauri, Shanta Mujumdar, Master Chhotu and many others. Lyrics were by PL Santoshi and Pt Mukhram Sharma. During the making of film Sant Sakhu, Mukhram Sharma and actress Shanta Mujumdar fell in love and got married also.

One name in the cast is that of Gauri. Her real name was Tanibai Dawari. She was with Prabhat since its inception and did small roles in silent films. She was totally illiterate and could not read or write. After the advent of the talkie films, she continued doing small roles in Prabhat films. When film ‘Sant Tukaram’ was being conceived, Shantaram started searching for an actress to do the role of Tukaram’s wife – Avali, who loved Tukaram but was sort of a shrew because she felt Vithoba Bhakti was spoiling Tukaram.

One day, Shantaram saw Gauri and he called her. Giving a copy of the script to her, he said, “You are selected to do the role of Avali. Now read the dialogues and be prepared”. Gauri was stunned. She did not know how to react. She could not read. She was sure that now she will be exposed and removed from service, as Prabhat did not employ illiterate people. She took the script and went out of the room. Music Director Keshavrao Bhole found her in a corner weeping. When he enquired repeatedly, Gauri explained everything. Bhole pacified her and said, “Dont worry”. From that day onwards he taught Gauri reading and writing for 8 hours a day for 15 days. Being a sharp student Gauri picked it up very quickly, as it was a do or die situation.

Her role in film Sant Tukaram was lauded by one and all. It was praised even in the Venice film festival. Prabhat gave her a special award also. Gauri continued with Prabhat till it was making films. Then she retired from films and settled in Poona, doing some household jobs for survival. Unfortunately the Panshet flood disaster in Poona in 1961, washed out everything she had. She returned to her hometown, Kagal, near Kolhapur. In 1964, a film on Tukaram “Tuka Zalase Kalas” in Marathi was launched. Sulochana Latkar was to do the role of Tukaram’s wife, Avali. She wanted to take blessings from Gauri – the original Avali. Sulochana went to Kagal and took her blessings. She gave her a saree and some money too. Soon after this, Gauri aka Tanibai Dawari passed away.

Here is the story of film ‘Sant Sakhu’

Sakhu Bai (Hansa Wadkar), an ardent devotee of Vithal, lives with her husband (Shankar Kulkarni) and a cruel mother-in-law – Mhalsa Kaku (Gauri). The mother thinks that her daughter-in-law will spoil her only son and then he will start neglecting his mother. Her husband also does not say anything to his mother because he thinks that since he is her only son, people will disrespect him and his wife if he takes his wife’s side. So Sakhu has to bear all the ill-treatment silently. She worships Vitthala with all her heart and forgets her daily sufferings.

One day, her husband’s sister, Kalawati (Shanta Mujumdar) returns from her home with her daughter. She tells her mother how she was beaten by her mother-in-law and her husband and how they threw her out of the house. Her mother tells her to live in her home with his brother. She also starts troubling Sakhu, because she envies how his brother loves her. One day, Sakhu’s husband falls ill and Sakhu defies her mother-in-law’s order and comforts her husband rather than doing her prescribed work. Sakhu’s mother-in-law tells her son that he has to choose between his mother and her; he chooses his mother and throws Sakhu out of the house.

A sad Sakhu sees a group of Vitthala devotees doing naam-kirtan (chanting of the Lord’s name). She joins the group and starts doing naam-kirtan. Her husband’s sister finds her and tells her mother about that. The mother-in-law arrives and drags her to her home and ties her to a pole. Sakhu starts crying and worships Vitthala and after some time, things take a different turn. God Vithal appears there and releases her, taking her place as Sakhu. Now Sakhu is free to go to Pandharpur for the darshan of Vithal, along with the Varkaris. The movie ends with two Sakhus coming face to face. People get dumbfounded by seeing two Sakhus and start thinking that she is a ghost. The movie ends by clearing everyone’s doubts.

Let us now listen to this duet by Vinodini Dikshit and Vasant Desai (who was Keshavrao Bhole’s assistant in this film). With this song, the film ‘Sant Sakhu’ makes a debut on the blog.

(Credits – Book of Isak Mujawar, Book by Bhai Bhagat, Wikipedia, HFGK, Prabhat’s website and my notes.)


Song – Roop Ye Anoop Dekh Ke Nayan (Sant Sakhu) (1941) Singers – Vasant Desai, Vinodini Dixit, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, Music – Keshav Rao Bhole
Vasant Desai + Vinodini Dixit

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop

chhaaya tera rang
mere ang ang
chhaaya tera rang
mere ang ang
mann mein bhi
chhaaya paandurang
mann mein bhi
chhaaya paandurang
roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop
roop ye anoop

dekhe bina mohey
chain nahin aaye
dekhe bina mohey
dekhe bina mohey
chain nahin aaye
manaaye na maane
mora mann
manaaye na maane
mora mann

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ke roop mein
samaa gaye

roop ye anoop
dekh ke nayan
roop ye anoop

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप के रूप में
समा गए
रूप के रूप में
समा गए
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप

छाया तेरा रंग
मेरे अंग अंग
छाया तेरा रंग
मेरे अंग अंग
मन में भी
छाया पांडुरंग
मन में भी
छाया पांडुरंग
रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप
रूप ये अनूप

देखे बिना मोहे
चैन नहीं आए
देखे बिना मोहे
देखे बिना मोहे
चैन नहीं आए
मनाए ना माने
मोरा मन
मनाए ना माने
मोरा मन

रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप के रूप में
समा गए

रूप ये अनूप
देख के नयन
रूप ये अनूप


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 : 3717 Post No. : 14650

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 23
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‘ड’ – डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये ॰ ॰ ॰

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दिल तोड़ने वाले, तुझे दिल ढूंढ रहा है
आवाज़ दे तू कौन सी नगरी में छुपा है

But maybe not. जिस नगरी में तुम चले गए हो, वहाँ से आवाज़ इधर नहीं आ सकती। The only sound that remains is the recordings available,

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Now this song today has a very interesting peculiarity, that was brought to our group’s notice by Bakshish Singh ji. I will come that shortly.

Today’s song, another vintage Chitragupt creation, which has remained kind of obscure and unfamiliar to the listening public. In its time, the music of this film was quite popular on the radio, especially the Mukesh song “Babam Babam Bam Bam Lehri” and the Kamal Barot song “Suna Hai Jabse Mausam Hai Pyaar Ke Kaabil”. The song presented in this post was also heard on the radio, but now it has been unheard for a long time.

Ramu Dada is a film by Sheikh Mukhtar. It is directed by Adarsh for the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay. The main star cast is listed as Sheikh Mukhtar, Jaimala, Prince Saleem, Honey Irani, Sapru, Nilofer, Rajan Haksar, Jagdish Shrivastav and Chand Usmani etc. In this, the name Prince Saleem is the same person as Salim Khan that we are more familiar with – part of the Salim-Javed team of story writers (‘Sholay’ (1975) et al.), father of actor Salman Khan.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs of this film. Three of these are already showcased on our blog. This post brings on board the fourth song of this film. All the songs are penned by Majrooh Sb and the music is composed by Chitragupt. In this song, Rafi Sb’s voice is accompanied by the voice of Lata ji. On screen, this song is performed by Salim Khan and Jaimala.

Now coming to the interesting peculiarity of this song. This song is one of those that has a slight variation in between the audio and video versions; or in other words, in between the 78 rpm recording and the recording actually filmed. Readers will recall that I discussed another such song earlier in the year – “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town” from the 1962 film ‘Chinatown’. This song has a similar peculiarity. The verses noted in the lyrics section below are based on the audio version of this song, taken from the 78 rpm record. That version also supplies the title line for this post, and that is because the Geet Kosh takes this as the original wording for listing. The lines of the mukhda of this song has been modified in the video version.

The mukhda in the audio version is worded as,

Male Voice:
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
Female Voice:
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

In the video version filmed, the mukhda is worded as

Male Voice:
daal bhi de palkon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
Female Voice:
lo na sanam palkon ka naam
preet mein reet badhi jaaye

Please listen to the mukhda rendition in the two versions. When we listen to the audio version, it sounds very normal and correct, nothing is amiss. However, when we listen to the video version, the lines of the mukhda rendition sound somewhat altered and out of sync with the music. The most likely explanation is that these lines have been overlaid on to an earlier version of this song. Meaning that the song was filmed with the version that is present on the 78 rpm records. Then for some reason (unknown at this time), the mukhda lines were re-recorded with the sight variation in words, and then this recording was carefully dubbed onto the existing celluloid reels. However, the dubbing is not perfect. We can clearly make out a slight variation in the pace of music for these lines. And careful examination will also show that the lip sync for the mukhda lines is out of sync.

Having established this variation, however I have not been able to locate any information as to why this change was made, why was this change was so essential and necessary. I request friends and readers to add more information regarding the why of this change.

Meanwhile, check out these variant versions of the song.

(Audio – . . .zulfon ki chhaon. . .)

(Video – . . .palkon ki chhaon. . .)

Song – Daal Bhi De Zulfon Ki Chhaon  (Ramu Dada) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics (based on the audio version)

daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

kaahe tera
jalta dil hai bechara
aata nahin
aanchal haath tumhaara
kaahe tera
jalta dil hai bechara
aata nahin
aanchal haath tumhaara
ye rangeen ghata
paa ke hawa
udti jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye

ye kya hua
uljhi chaal tumhaari
dekho na ji
latt phir bikhri hamaari
ye kya hua
uljhi chaal tumhaari
dekho na ji
latt phir bikhri hamaari
na kyun jaaye bikhar
ham se nazar
ladti jaaye
ke daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

duniya kahe
sajna pyaar bura hai
yehi na ho
to ye duniya bhi kya hai
duniya kahe
sajna pyaar bura hai
yehi na ho
to ye duniya bhi kya hai
ye main dekh rahi
chaah teri
badhti jaaye
ke lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye
daal bhi de zulfon ki chhaaon
zaalima dhoop chadhi jaaye
lo na sanam zulfon ka naam
baat mein baat badhi jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये

काहे तेरा
जलता दिल है बेचारा
आता नहीं
आँचल हाथ तुम्हारा
काहे तेरा
जलता दिल है बेचारा
आता नहीं
आँचल हाथ तुम्हारा
ये रंगीन घाटा
पा के हवा
उड़ती जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये

ये क्या हुआ
उलझी चाल तुम्हारी
देखो ना जी
लट फिर बिखरी हमारी
ये क्या हुआ
उलझी चाल तुम्हारी
देखो ना जी
लट फिर बिखरी हमारी
ना क्यों जाये बिखर
हमसे नज़र
लड़ती जाये
के डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये

दुनिया कहे
सजना प्यार बुरा है
येही ना हो
तो ये दुनिया भी क्या है
दुनिया कहे
सजना प्यार बुरा है
येही ना हो
तो ये दुनिया भी क्या है
ये मैं देख रही
चाह तेरी
बढ़ती जाये
के लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये
डाल भी दे ज़ुल्फों की छाँव
ज़ालिमा धूप चढ़ी जाये
लो न सनम ज़ुल्फों का नाम
बात में बात बढ़ी जाये


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