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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Saga Of Sleepless Nights -1
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oo oo. . neend na mujh ko aaye,
dil mera ghabraaye
chup ke chup ke, koyi aa ke,
soyaa pyaar jagaaye

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

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

The level and quality of the anxieties may be different, but yes, all of us have experienced such flavors of anxieties, that have kept us awake when we should not have been. Sleep is such a dear and an essential passage, without which our very survival is threatened. And yet, there are compulsions of overriding emotions that sometimes force us to forsake even this essential commodity.

Sometimes we are sleepless because we are too sad; sometimes we are sleepless because we are too happy; and then again, sometimes we are sleepless for we are not sure. And mostly, we are sleepless when we are in love. Sometimes it is because we are agonized over the apparent cruelties of the person we love. And sometimes we are sleepless because we are ecstatic for the messages and favors of love received. And then there are uncertainties that keep gnawing us from the inside – uncertainties of the type that say “he loves me, he loves me not”, or “will I meet her tomorrow again?”.

Such vagaries of love take over the reins of the mind. The body discounts, nay forsakes, the fatigue of the day. The eyes may be clamoring for some rest, but the mind insists on keeping awake. For some reasons, it is the comfort and the pleasure of being alone in the silences of the night. For some other reasons, it is the only time one may have of a private expression of personal sadnesses. Or the only time of private tribulations of anxieties, as one waits for an arrival or a happening. The newly-father-to-be is seen pacing outside the delivery room, sleepless, anxiously awaiting to hear the sounds of the outcome 🙂 (pun intended). It is interesting to recall; of all the childbirth scenes picturized in the Hindi Cinema, the most such scenes are happening in the night. More sleeplessness for all.

Another creature of sleeplessness is – yes, it is the poet. Ask any poet about sleepless nights, and you will be handed over a few sample verses immediately. Long nights and poets have an association that predates even history. A sleepless mind, of the creative type, is sure to string together some words and make a song, eulogizing all the characteristics and the experiences of a sleepless night. Every poet of note, and also those not of note, have all penned verses about tackling sleeplessness – some may enjoy it, others may bemoan it, but none can ignore it or overlook it. A number of sonnets by Shakespeare touch upon this subject of sleeplessness; I shall try to bring that into one of this series.

And Hindi cinema. Of course, yes. Scores of situations where one comes across songs and verses that tell the stories about sleepless nights. The poets and the composers have labored hard to bring us some very beautiful songs that are driven by lack of any comfortable rest. Ah yes, a number of such songs will immediately come to mind. In this series, my effort is to present some real wonderful, but obscure gems that talk about the loneliness of sleepless nights, or yes, even otherwise. What I mean by ‘otherwise’ is the songs that are the tellings about the sleeplessness by one person to the other. Eg. “Ibtidaa e Ishq Mein Hum Saari Raat Jaage. . .” (‘Hariyali Aur Raasta’, 1962) or “Mein Kyaa Kahoon Raat Ki Baat Sakhi Ri” (‘Tilasmi Duniya’, 1946). So yes, we shall be meeting some very familiar songs, and some lost memories in this series.

Today’s song is from an as yet unrepresented film on our blog. The film is ‘Talwaar Ka Dhani’ from 1956. The song is penned by Gopal Singh Nepali, and the music is from the mind of the magic melody maker – Chitragupt. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. Earlier today, Atul ji has an observation about GS Nepali – Chitragupt – Asha Bhosle combination that has come together to create some very memorable songs in the 1950s. This song is one of their best, I must say.

It is GS Nepali’s birth anniversary today (11th August). A lot has already been written about this poet, by me and by Atul ji in earlier posts – “Hum The Intezaar Mein, Ghaayal Tere Pyar Mein” (‘Sultanat’, 1954), and “Jab Sur Alag Ho Saaz Se” (‘Sati Madalsa’, 1955). So I will not repair to the details herein, and will move on with a grand salute to this lesser known poet, who has recently clocked a century of posts on our blog.

The song – well something needs to be said about it. I was actually searching for a song for GS Nepali Sb’s anniversary. In my searches, I came across the film ‘Talwaar Ka Dhani’ of 1956. As has happened so many times before, the songs of this film are sitting with me but I have not heard them. Or not all of them. As I played this song, getting to hear it for the first time, I was simply bowled over. I played it again and again, but I simply do not seem to be getting enough of it into myself. Simply said, this song is a beauty – a beauty of soft melodious expression of some very lovely and meaningful poetry. This song simply is not going away from the mind. The theme being sleepless nights, I then just got hooked on to initiate this series today, with this song – a series that I have been contemplating for more than a year now. The wait simply has been that I have still to fully plan and chalk out the series. But the encounter with this song last night just fast forwarded the decision for me. One song of this film is already posted here on our blog. This is the second song to find its place here.

Listen to this lovely beautiful aria. The starting bars themselves, even before the words start, have such a soothing comforting effect on the mind. I am sure you will fall in love, as I have. And then the voice comes along, with the words. Asha ji is trying to be soft, but simply cannot keep out the playful expectations, that make the sound of this song so cute and endearing. Let me stop my words and let you click the play. And be in love, all over again.

[Ed Note: Ah yes, one more ‘Raja’ song. 🙂 ]

Song – Neend Na Aaye Raja, Tum Yaad Aaye  (Talwar Ka Dhani) (1956) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Gopal Singh Nepali, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

neend na aaye raja
tum yaad aaye
thandi hawaaon mein bhi
soya na jaaye. . .
neend na aaye raja

laakhon sitaare
dilkash nazaare
phir bhi kami hai piya
bina tumhaare
nazron mein tum ho to
chaand na bhaaye
thandi hawaaon mein bhi
soya na jaaye
neend na aaye raja

dil nahin bas mein
pyaar nas nas mein
neend chura ke meri
khaao na kasmen
dil nahin bas mein
pyaar nas nas mein
neend chura ke meri
khaao na kasmen
mujhko papiha tere naghme sunaaye
thandi hawaaon mein bhi
soya na jaaye
neend na aaye raja

teri judaai
meri tanhaai
yaad puraani phir se
taaza ho aayi
teri judaai
meri tanhaai
yaad puraani phir se
taaza ho aayi
aise royen kaise
palken milaaye
thandi hawaaon mein bhi
soya na jaaye
neend na aaye raja

neend na aaye raja
tum yaad aaye
thandi hawaaon mein bhi
soya na jaaye. . .
neend na aaye raja
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नींद ना आए राजा
तुम याद आए
ठंडी हवाओं में भी
सोया ना जाये॰॰॰
नींद ना आए राजा

लाखों सितारे
दिलकश नज़ारे
फिर भी कमी है पिया
बिना तुम्हारे
नज़रों में तुम हो तो
चाँद ना भाए
ठंडी हवाओं में भी
सोया ना जाये
नींद ना आए राजा

दिल नहीं बस में
प्यार नस नस में
नींद चुरा के मेरी
खाओ ना कसमें
दिल नहीं बस में
प्यार नस नस में
नींद चुरा के मेरी
खाओ ना कसमें
मुझको पपीहा तेरे नग़में सुनाये
ठंडी हवाओं में भी
सोया ना जाये
नींद ना आए राजा

तेरी जुदाई
मेरी तनहाई
याद पुरानी फिर से
ताज़ा हो आई
ऐसे रोएँ कैसे पलकें मिलाये
ठंडी हवाओं में भी
सोया ना जाये
नींद ना आए राजा

नींद ना आए राजा
तुम याद आए
ठंडी हवाओं में भी
सोया ना जाये॰॰॰
नींद ना आए राजा

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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

hum kahin bhi hon
chale aayenge

What an extraordinary promise this is.

We had a small get together of music lovers, earlier in the day today. And for the day it is, part of our conversation revolved around Rafi Sb, and his persona, and his legacy. ‘God’s Own Man’ is the phrase expressed by one of the gathering. Certainly, all people are God’s people. But then some are special. They are ‘God’s Own People’. Humble and giving – the two traits that stand out as shining beacons in this industry that is famous for cutthroat competition, and the rule of money power. So much corruption and cruelty bleeds into it, and in turn, generates more cruelty and heartlessness.

A small anecdote that expresses Rafi Sb’s true persona – small but truly profound. The day (this day thirty seven years ago), when he felt the first tremors of the heart problem that would very shortly prove to be ultimately decisive, and the family was getting ready to take him to the hospital, his last words to his wife were – please take care that no needy person reaching the doorstep of the Rafi household, is ever turned back empty handed. Was that a statement arising out of a presentiment of what was about to transpire? If it was, then it is remarkable that in such a portent moment of intuition, his thoughts were about some needy person coming to his doorstep, and not about anything else related to family or assets or instructions for the future.

So much has been said and written about him. Most things one can think of expressing, have already been said. And yet, there is this feeling that so much more has still to be said. About him, about his voice, and his songs. Some months back, when I was working on the series “Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक”, there were two songs that I had short listed to present as part of the series. However, on repeated listens, the mind pulled them out of the series, and thought better to save them for the anniversaries. Both these songs have something to say about the persona that Rafi Sb endures to be. Incidentally, both these songs get posted today.

The first one is the song that Raja ji posted earlier in the day – “Khushboo Hoon Main Phool Nahin Hoon”. The words of this song are such an endearing statement – that the sounds of his songs will sustain the music and the personality, enduring the passage of time, just like fragrance that wafts forever in the alleyways of the mind, unlike a flower that will decay and die, and be forgotten.

The second song is this one that I am posting now – “आप जब याद करेंगे हमको, हम कहीं भी हों चले आएंगे”. What a remarkable and a lasting promise he makes to us. We just have to stir the memories, whenever, and he promises that he will be with us. And every time that happens, it is a bevy of his songs that passes through the mind, re-enlivening his voice echoing into our ears. And his songs playing in close vicinity, makes one feel that yes, he is still around, for his voice is still here with us.

The film is an unreleased picture from the 1970s – ‘Murder On Highway’. One wonderful lilting song of this film has already appeared on our blog, as part of the above mentioned series – “Saawan Ki Pari, Chup Chup Hai Khadi”. Music is from the mind of C Arjun, and the words are (likely) from the pen of Asad Bhopali. Although, in effect, it is a call to the beloved, for a tryst, for a union. The words are simply superb. A couplet from the first antaraa says

aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ke naam pe mar jaayenge. . .

The words and the sound of the voice seems to carry the being to the place where, yes, we are face to face with this divine voice. . . always,

hum kahin bhi ho chale aayenge. . .

Song – Aap Jab Yaad Karenge Hum Ko  (Murder On Hihgway)(UR) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

aap
jab yaad karenge humko

hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko
hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
ek din aap hamaare honge
log munh dekhte reh jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

ru e roshan hai gulaabi
shokh aankhen hain sharaabi
chaal aisi hai ke dekha kijey
aap ae jaan e bahaaraan
kyun hain betaab pareshaan
kya hua kuchh to ishaare kijey
aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ko dekh ke jeene waale
aap ke naam pe mar jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

aap ki zulf ka saaya
jab se ehsaas pe chhaaya
aaj tak hosh na aaya humko
pyar karne ka saleeka
dil lagaane ka tareeka
aap hi ne to sikhaaya humko
berukhi hum se karenge to huzoor
berukhi hum se karenge to huzoor
pyaar karne ko taras jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko
hum kahin bhi hon chale aayenge
ek din aap hamaare honge
log munh dekhte reh jaayenge
aap jab yaad karenge humko

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आप
जब याद करेंगे हमको

हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको
हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
एक दिन आप हमारे होंगे
लोग मुंह देखते रह जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको

रु ए रोशन है गुलाबी
शोख आँखें हैं शराबी
चाल ऐसी है के देखा कीजे
आप ए जान ए बहारां
क्यों हैं बेताब परेशान
क्या हु कुछ तो इशारे कीजे
आप को देख के जीने वाले
आप को देख के जीने वाले
आप के नाम पे मर जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको

आप की जुल्फ का साया
जब से एहसास पे छाया
आज तक होश ना आया हमको
प्यार करने का सलीका
दिल लगाने का तरीका
आप ही ने तो सिखाया हमको
बेरुखी हम से करेंगे तो हुज़ूर
बेरुखी हम से करेंगे तो हुज़ूर
प्यार करने को तरस जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको
हम कहीं भी होंगे चले आएंगे
एक दिन आप हमारे होंगे
लोग मुंह देखते रह जाएँगे
आप जब याद करेंगे हमको


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today is a special day for Atulites and each one of us on our Whatsapp Group knows that it is Blog’s 9th anniversary. The Blog’s anniversary is the mother of all other celebrations connected with it. Otherwise how would it be possible to celebrate century songs, artists’ centuries, artists’ birth anniversaries, the remembrance days, other special occasions etc without the existence of the Blog?
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This song is the 100th duet of Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt to be posted here on our blog.

As I was browsing the net earlier in the day, checking for articles and source material on Guru Dutt, I came across this she’er (couplet) which was written by the poet Kaifi Azmi in 1964, on hearing the news of Guru Dutt’s demise.

रहने को सदा दहर में आता नहीं कोई,
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई
माना की उजालों ने तुम्हें दाग़ दिये थे,
बे रात ढले शमा बुझाता नहीं कोई

rehne ko sadaa dehar mein aata nahin koi
tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin koi
maana ki ujaalon ne tumhen daagh diye the
be-raat dhale shama bujhaata nahin koi

It is true, no one comes in this world
To reside for ever
But the way you departed
No one even leaves that way
Granted that the brightness of flame
May have inflicted painful burns
But still, no one douses the lamp
Before the night comes to an end

Remembering Guru Dutt, the vital genius of Hindi cinema, on his anniversary today (9 july 2017). Had he been alive, he would have been 92 today.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Last of the Music Moguls. Not that there have not been more prolific artists and music directors after him. One can readily name a few – Anu Malik, AR Rahman, Ilayaraja. But me, personally speaking, will not put the follow on ‘champs’ in the same bracket. Something ended when he left us, twenty three years ago. Times were-a-changing even as the 1960s played itself out. And he himself was singularly instrumental in that transformation.
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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 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.

In a calendar year we celebrate special anniversaries of personalities related to HFM in almost all the months. Moreover, we pay our respect and homages on the remembrance day of such personalities too.

We also celebrate birth anniversaries of our team members and their family members and other ‘special days’ in their life, through posts/songs on the blog.
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“Aaye Din Bahaar Ke”(1966) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by Raghunath Jhalani for Filmyug Private Limited. The movie had Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Naazima, Sulochana Latkar, Raj Mehra, Rajendranath, Balraj Sahni, Sunder, Mubarak, Sabita Chatterjee, Leela Mishra, Dulari, Madhu Apte, Khairati, Sarita Devi, Brahm Bhardwaj, C.S.Dubey, Nazir Kashmiri, Lata Bose etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 13
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गाता जाये बंजारा

That is the image that forms in the mind. A distant, unfamiliar scenario. A solitary person trudging along a dusty road that leads through farms and fields, passing through towns big and small.

There is a purpose in the pace. There is a steadiness in the tread. There seems to be an unhurried and patient urgency in the forward movement.

Is he searching for someone, for something? Is he expecting a certain destination? I don’t know. The landmarks, they come and go, the milestones pass by. But he appears not to halt anywhere, never seems to take rest. Just a pause at a milestone, sees it with a searching eye, takes another breath, and then presses on.

He seems to be carrying something, slung on the shoulders. Is that an instrument of music? Or is it something else? What is it, I am not able to make out.
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“Mohabbat Ki Jeet”(1960) was produced and directed by B S Ranga for Vikram Productions, Madras. This movie had Raja Sulochana, Ranjan, Sowcar Janki, Sriram, Rajagopal etc in it. It appears from the cast that this movie may have been a remake of some South Indian movie though HFGK is silent about this fact.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Atul ji’s 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 8
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Mukesh and His Co-Singers – 3
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The thought had crossed my mind a few months back. To calculate the sum of all the posts of contributors and subtract it from the grand total which would have given the obvious number. A number big enough to just admire, thank and congratulate with high gratitude. Thankfully, the pen and paper (and well a calculator) did not meet and so we had Sudhir ji planning his modus-operandi.

Else who knows, I would have written a common mail to both which I usually do and spoiled all the fun.

I got to know of Sudhir ji’s plans which he told me in person when I met him for a short visit to his house. Now wait. Isn’t our meeting a celebration to write a post? Yes indeed, but that shall wait for another day.
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