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This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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 : 3652 Post No. : 14501

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 9
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My last post on our blog has been sometime back. I have been meaning to write about this song which has a couple of rare occurrences in the Hindi Film and Music world and was waiting for an opportune moment.

Recently, I have been fighting my own battles on my health front, having been hospitalised for surgical and advanced interventional pain management procedures, more than a couple of times in the last one year. I have diabetes, which is under control, however it has caused neuropathy in both my feet causing severe pain with tingling and burning sensations. I would like to take this opportunity to create awareness amongst all the readers of this blog that diabetes can be very dangerous and draining and that one should take care of their feet. One’s feet bear the entire weight of one’s body but always fail to get the attention and good care, as with other parts of the body.

Well, coming back to today’s post. Late last month, we, the regular (and irregular) contributors of this blog were told by our beloved SudhirJi, that the blog was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its creation and that song posts were expected from all the contributors. However, as hard as I tried, I couldn’t stick up to the deadline of sending in our contributions. However, Sudhir Ji would not relent and sent me another request to send in my post. This made me very embarrassed and I made a promise to myself that come what may, I will write my post and send it today, three days after my second extended deadline.

My association with this blog actually started around two years after I started my Facebook group – Rare Hindi Film Songs in 2010. In searching for old and rare songs to post, I would often visit the blog and later I came to know that even Atul Ji, the creator of this blog was a member and a regular visitor of my group. However, it took me almost 4 years to write my first post – for the song “Chup Chup Chup Kyon Baithe Ho” – and send it to Atul Ji for moderation and posting. Since then, I have been sending in my posts in bursts, start and stop.

Till date I have just posted about 20 odd songs, but I feel so much drawn to the Atulites group that I feel I have come to my home group amongst these various people across the world, who share similar passion and views. In particular, Avinash Ji and Sudhir Ji seem to like my kind of songs from movies of the 70s and early eighties, not that others are not encouraging.

My heartiest congratulations to Atul Ji, ASAD, Atulites and all the people who love HFM, on the 10th anniversary of this endeavour !!!

Now coming to today’s song. As I have mentioned above, this is a special song for me as it has a few rare characteristics associated with it, in the HFM world and also since it is quite a rare song. It is from the Pran, Navin Nischol and Rekha starrer ‘Dharma’ released in 1973. Two other songs from this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. For those who haven’t seen the movie or have forgotten it, the plot summary can be read here on IMDB.

Now, coming to this song with ‘Two Rare Occurrences’ for a Hindi movie!

It is an almost eight minute long song, starting with a straight cut and paste of the song “Aur Mera Naam Hai Jameela” sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the 1967 film ‘Night in London’ (composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and penned by Anand Bakshi). In both the films, Helen is the dancer performing this song on screen. But of course, the choreography is different in the two films. In this clip from ‘Dharma’, only one stanza of the original song from ‘Night In London’ is included and it is about 2 minutes in duration. Well this is one rare thing.

The second and most important rare thing about this song is that after Helen’s initial lip syncing to this cut-paste song, the actual song, sung by Asha Bhosle, is lip synced by four of the best cabaret dancers of that era. Of course after the Numero Uno – Helen – who’s in the first part. The subsequent segments are performed by Faryal, Sonia Sahani, Jayashree T and Bindu.

The video opens with Helen beginning the dance with some male dancers. The music has already begun. We can also see Ramesh Deo with Asit Sen, who is watching the dance wide-eyed and lecherously. They go to another dance bar and Faryal starts her part followed by Sonia Sahni performing in the third bar. In the fourth bar, Jayashree T is performing bhangra. In the last bar, they do drugs with drinks while Bindu is performing. In this film, Madan Puri and Ramesh Deo are together shown to cheat rich men by taking them to clubs and tempting them with wine and women. The song shows Seth Garib Das (Asit Sen) is being trapped by them and this cabaret number is organized for him.

I hope all of you like the interesting facts of this song as well as the song. Please comment.


Song – Arey Saaqi Jo Kal Ki Hai Bachi Baaki (Dharma) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Omi, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Sonik-Omi

Lyrics

yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

har ek dil ko dhadakne ki aadat huyi
main jis gali se bhi guzri qayamat huyi
log nazren bichaane lage
log nazren bichaane lage
haal dil ka sunaane lage
yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
utha parda
dekh jalwa
ke sheeshe mein
jawani ab utar jaaye
arey saaqi

rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
aa
rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
soyi hui jawani ko
tu chhoo ke zara jaga ja
meri nigahein, aadayen ye baahein bulaayen
veeraa. . .
hahh veeraa. . .aah
la laa la laa la laa la laa

o ho
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
arey saaqi

dil le ja nishaani
badi meherbaani
haaye dil le jaa nishaani
badi meherbaani
teri jiyegi
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
o mere dil jaani
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
ho mere dil jaani
haaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajana..aa..aa. . .

dum mein dum hai to dum laga
duniya kya hai nasha hi nasha
aasmaan ke baadal to
kuchh bhi nahin
mazaa to tab hai ke
zameen pe baadal bana
mere humdum
raat hai kam
ke baaton mein
ye saari
raat na jaaye
mere humdum. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

हर एक दिल को धड़कने की आदत हुई
मैं जिस गली से भी गुज़री क़यामत हुई
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
हाल दिल का सुनाने लगे
यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
उठा पर्दा
देख जलवा
के शीशे में
जवानी अब उतार जाये
अरे साक़ी

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा
सोई हुई जवानी को
तू छू के ज़रा जगा जा
मेरी निगाहें अदाएं ये बाहें बुलाएँ
वीरा॰ ॰ ॰
हाहह वीरा॰ ॰ ॰ आहह
ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ला

ओ हो
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
अरे साक़ी

दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
हाय दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
तेरी जिएगी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
ओ मेरे दिल जानी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
हो मेरे दिल जानी
हाए वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

दम में दम है तो दम लगा
दुनिया क्या है नशा ही नशा
आसमां के बादल तो
कुछ भी नहीं
मज़ा तो तब है के
ज़मीं पे बादल बना
मेरे हमदम
रात है कम
के बातों में
ये सारी
रात ना जाये
मेरे हमदम॰ ॰ ॰

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

Blog Day : 3604 Post No. : 14384

Today is the fifteenth remembrance day for Anil Biswas, one of the pioneering music directors of film industry in India. He passed away on 31st May in New Delhi, in the year 2003. With his active years in the film industry (from 1935 to 1965) behind him, he had moved to Delhi by mid 1960s. Thereafter, he worked with the All India Radio in New Delhi, and was also associated with JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University).

As I am checking his filmography and the list of songs, as per the Geet Kosh, I come across a very interesting statistic. As per Geet Kosh, during his active years in the film industry from 1935 to 1965, he composed music for 82 films, of which three are unreleased films with songs available. The total of songs in these films comes to around 715.

Then I counted his body of work in the first six years of his career in films, i.e. from 1935 to 1940. Amazing to find out that in these first six years he has composed music for 25 films, logging in approximately 220 songs. This works out to be a tad over 30%, both in terms of number of films and total no. of songs composed. So in the first six years of his career (which is 20% of his career), he had already accomplished 30% of all the work that he would do for Hindi films. And now to the sad part of these numbers. Of these 220 songs, more than half i.e. 137 were not even released on gramophone records (as per Geet Kosh listings). Of the remaining shortlisted songs, just about 80 to 85 songs are available in public domain. This last number is as per my knowledge of available songs within the known circle of collectors – this number could be more.

A large part of this work from those six earliest years remains unknown and unheard – a sad commentary on the state of affairs of archiving and preservation efforts in the industry.

In remembrance of this doyen of music directors, I present this rare song today, which has an important distinction. As per the Geet Kosh listings, this most likely the earliest song that he has sung, under his own music direction, that is available. The Geet Kosh lists one earlier solo credited to him as a singer, for the film ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ of 1935, which was probably never released on gramophone record. This song from the 1936 film ‘Piya Ki Jogan’ apparently is his earliest recorded song that is available in public domain. It is a duet in which the accompanying voice is of Sardar Akhtar.

The film ‘Piya Ki Jogan’ was produced under the banner of Golden Eagle Movietone, which, very interestingly, is listed as being based in Sindh. The region of Sindh could mean Karachi, but I am not sure about it. The film was directed by Heeren Bose. The cast of actors is listed as Sardar Akhtar, Pramod Chandra, Krishna Kumari, Merwan Irani, D Manik, Ashalata, Vasu HK, Sheila, Agha Jaan, Bannerjee, Niranjan Singh, Mehar Banu, and Anil Biswas himself. Now this throws up interesting question whether Anil Da is singing for himself on screen. The year is 1936, and the playback mechanism is just beginning to get a foothold in the industry. He could be singing for himself, since he is listed as an actor. Or he could be singing for someone else – being the last name in the listing generally implies a role with less importance. Once again, I cannot be sure.

Another interesting tidbit here. The cast of actors also contains the name Ashalata. This could well be the first film that they worked on together. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please comment on this observation.

The lyricist credits are listed as Munshi Zahiruddin, Niranjan Singh, and Meerabai (one of the songs in the film is a bhajan credited to her). The uploader of this song on YT, Shri Shalin Bhatt, identifies Munshi Zahiruddin as the writer of this song.

The song itself does not have too many wordy lines. There are passages of laughter and pauses. The song appears to be an exchange between a lady and a gentleman, having some good time together. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to kindly add more information about this film and this song, if available.

With this rare and uniquely important song, the blog pays its homage to Anil Da, on this anniversary of his passing away.

[Auth Note: Some translations,
“sahn e baag” = open space, compound containing a garden
“abr e bahaar” = clouds of spring; or clouds of good season
“baadaah e khvaar” = one who drinks liquor]

[Ed Note: The song is uploaded on YT by Shalin Bhatt ji.]

Song – Saaqi Ho, Sahn e Baag Ho  (Piya Ki Jogan) (1936) Singer – Anil Biswas, Sardar Akhtar, Lyrics – Munshi Zahiruddin, MD – Anil Biswas

Lyrics

haa haa haa haa
haa haa haa haa
he he he

saaqi ho
sahn e baag ho
abr e bahaar ho
saaqi ho
sahn e baag ho
abr e bahaar ho
oo ho

pehlu mein tum hamaare
ae sanam
baadah e khvaar
saaqi ho
sahn e baag ho
abr e bahaar ho
saaqi ho
sahn e baag ho
abr e bahaar ho
oo ho

haa haa haa
haa haa haa

bas
itna hi
. . .
aur kuchh
. . .
ab suno

saawan ka ho mahina
din ho jalaa hua
saawan ka ho mahina
din ho jalaa hua
nanhi nanhi boondon ki barsi phuaar ho
nanhi nanhi boondon ki barsi phuaar ho

haa haa haa
haa haa haa
haa haa haa
haa haa haa
haa haa haa
haa haa haa

jhoola padaa hua ho
kisi shah e mahal mein

jhoola padaa hua ho
kisi shah e mahal mein

ik din(?) se khush gul koi gaata malhaar ho
ik din(?) se khush gul koi gaata malhaar ho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा
हे हे हे

साक़ी हो
सहन ए बाग हो
अब्र ए बहार हो
साक़ी हो
सहन ए बाग हो
अब्र ए बहार हो
ओ हो

पहलू में तुम हमारे
ए सनम
बाद ए खार हो
साक़ी हो
सहन ए बाग हो
अब्र ए बहार हो
साक़ी हो
सहन ए बाग हो
अब्र ए बहार हो
ओ हो

हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा

बस
इतना ही
॰ ॰ ॰
और कुछ
॰ ॰ ॰
अब सुनो

सावन का हो महिना
दिन हो जला हुआ
सावन का हो महिना
दिन हो जला हुआ
नन्ही नन्ही बूंदों की बरसी फुहार हो
नन्ही नन्ही बूंदों की बरसी फुहार हो

हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा

झूला पड़ा हुआ हो
किसी शाह ए महल में

झूला पड़ा हुआ हो
किसी शाह ए महल में

इक दिन(?) से खुश गुल कोई गाता मल्हार हो
इक दिन(?) से खुश गुल कोई गाता मल्हार हो


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

Blog Day : 3596 Post No. : 14353

Missing Films of 1960s – 72
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Today’s film of the 1960s being introduced is ‘Badmaash’ from 1969.  A very obscure and unfamiliar film, that is known only by its presence in the Geet Kosh. But I was surprised when I checked out the cast. This film belongs to the Sheikh Mukhtar genre. His films may not be blockbusters, but still they are known only because they are Sheikh Mukhtar films. Even so, this film is lesser known in comparison.

It is well known that Sheikh Mukhtar would be churning out films very regularly, but he never established a production house that sustained. Practically all his films are produced under different banners. This film is from the banner of Saras Chitra, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The star cast of this film reads like Sheikh Mukhtar, Helen, Chandrashekhar, Padma, NA Ansari, Vishwa Mehra, Dalda, Shashimala, Satyen Kappu, Jilani, Chandrakala, Surya Kumar, Bhagwan, Rachna, Jayshree, Satish Vyas, Nawab, Jaswant, Ajeet, Abdul Sattar, Nanak, Motu, and Nandini Desai. The regulars are all there – Chandrashekhar, Helen, NA Ansari. And then of course the lesser known regulars. A nearly new name for that era, which appears in this list is Satyen Kappu. We have known him from his character roles in films of 1970s and onward. On checking his filmography, we find that he makes his debut in this film, in all likelihood. I say it this way, because the available information for character artists is not very accurate. This is the earliest film in which his name is listed.

There are only four songs listed in the Geet Kosh, for this film. All the songs are from the pen of Anjaan. The music director is Avinash Vyas. A little surprising to read his name associated with this film. Not that he does not have other B/C grade films in his portfolio. But most of his films are either religious / mythological or fantasy / costume drama. ‘Badmaash’ seems to be his only stunt / crime drama film.

The singing voice is Krishna Kalle. As I have been reviewing the films of second half of 1960s, I find her name appear quite regularly in songs of B/C grade films of that era. This song seems to be a club/bar song, and the performer appears to be drunk herself. Given the cast of actors, it would seem that Helen is the female lead in this film, opposite to Chandrashekhar. It is possible that this song may be performed by her. Another possibility is Padma, a name that I think refers to Padma Khanna, who was also a leading dance item performer of that era. I request other knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about the film and its songs.

Rendering by Krishna Kalle is just too good. These types of songs were a monopoly of Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt – actually more of Asha Bhosle in that period of latter part of 1960s. With this song, one can see the potential that Krishna Kalle had to compete with Asha Bhosle.  But well, history is history. Listen and enjoy this definitive performance by her.

 

Song – Utha Palken Mila Nazren  (Badmaash) (1969) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
behakta hai
agar ye dil
bura kya hai behakne de
utha palken
mila nazren

idhar to dekh
kaisi pyaas
machli hai nigaahon mein
idhar to dekh
kaisi pyaas
machli hai nigaahon mein
dhadakte dil ko le le
shokh baahon ki panaahon mein
mohabbat ki
nai khushboo
se ye saansen mehakne de
utha palken
ay
mila nazren

ye maana
saagar o meena ka
dilkash daur hota hai
ye maana
saagar o meena ka
dilkash daur hota hai
magar aankhon se peene ka
mazaa kuchh aur hota hai
haseen palkon
ke saaye mein
naye saagar khanakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
ye paimaane chhalakne de
behakta hai
agar ye dil
bura kya hai behakne de
utha palken
mila nazren
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
बहकता है
अगर ये दिल
बुरा क्या है बहकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें

इधर तो देख
कैसी प्यास
मचली है निगाहों में
इधर तो देख
कैसी प्यास
मचली है निगाहों में
धड़कते दिल को ले ले
शोख बाहों की पनाहों में
मोहब्बत की
नई खुशबू
से ये सांसें महकने दे
उठा पलकें

मिला नज़रें

ये माना
सागर ओ मीना का
दिलकश दौर होता है
ये माना
सागर ओ मीना का
दिलकश दौर होता है
मगर आँखों से पीने का
मज़ा कुछ और होता है
हसीन पलकों
के साये में
नए सागर खनकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें
ये पैमाने छलकने दे
बहकता है
अगर ये दिल
बुरा क्या है बहकने दे
उठा पलकें
मिला नज़रें


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 : 3587 Post No. : 14340

Missing Films of 1960s – 70
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Almost like a déjà-vu happening today.

The year is 1968, one more than the previous episode – we had the film ‘Jungle Ki Hoor’ from `1967 yesterday. Today, the film is ‘Lutera Aur Jaadugar’. The word ‘Jaam’ appears in the song title. And the word ‘tauba-aashiqan’ appears in the body of the song. Other similarities – well they go without saying.  A perfect gem of a song from an unknown film, composed by an equally obscure and unfamiliar music director – Suresh Kumar.

Suresh Kumar – a name that is not easily remembered as a music director. But on checking the Geet Kosh, we find that his outings in the field, in terms of films and songs is not trivial. We are talking here about a career that starts around early 1950s and continues well into the 1980s. Till 1980, the data available in GK, he as about sixty songs from 10 films to his credit as an independent solo music director. And then we also find out that he paired up with another music director M Talwar, and the two composed music under the duo name of Suresh-Talwar. As a duo there are another 80 odd songs from another additional 12 films. That certainly is not an ignorable size of body of work.

The film comes from the banner of Zubi Films, Bombay and is directed by D Raman. The cast of actors is listed as – Azaad, Nishi, Jagdeep, Tabassum, Mohan Choti, Rajan Haksar, Sherry, Meenakshi, Heera Sawant, Ram Raseela, Noorjahan, Zeb Sultan, Bibi Bai, Ghulam Sabir, Jilani, Gopu, Luckyram, Prince Arjun, Nadir, Rajrani, and Praveen Bano. Reading this list, it is clear that this is a B/C grade stunt cum fantasy film.

Seven songs are listed for this film. Two songwriters – Yogesh and Anjaan. This song is from the pen of Yogesh. The song is apparently a twin dance song. The singing voices are of Krishna Kalle and Usha Khanna. Ah yes, the MD appearing as a singer for another MD. Plus another claim to rarity – a very rare combination of singing voices.

Listening to the song, the image comes to mind of two dancers on screen, dancing in a king’s court or in a pub. And possibly one of the on screen dancers may be Nishi herself. A typical ‘maikhaana’ song, done really well, I am sure you will enjoy this discovery.

Song – Jaam Bhar Bhar Ke Pila De Mere Saaqiya  (Lutera Aur Jaadugar) (1968) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Suresh Kumar
Both

Lyrics

jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

berukhi se tumhari sitamgar
hamen kab tak shikaayat rahegi
dekh le le duaaen hamaari
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
oo oo oo oo
yun bula ke na dagaa de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

haaye tauba-aashiqan baankpan ye
hum hain qurbaan teri adaa pe
jaam kab se hamaara hai khaali
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
oo oo oo oo
thodi aankhon ki mila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

बेरुखी से तुम्हारी सितमगर
हमें कब तक शिकायत रहेगी
देख ले ले दुआएं हमारी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
यूं बुला के न दग़ा दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

हाए तौबा-आशिकन बांकपन ये
हम हैं क़ुर्बान तेरी अदा पे
जाम कब से हमारा है खाली
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
ओ ओ ओ ओ
थोड़ी आँखों की मिला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3527 Post No. : 14167

Missing Films of 1960s – 63
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Shamma Jali To Jala Parwaana
Pyaar Bana Afsaana. . .

The film, ‘Pyaar Bana Afsaana’ was eventually never released. However the songs were already recorded and released. This song caught the attention of the listening public, and it did become quite a popular memory in the radio listening days.

Remembering Krishna Kalle – three years ago this day, she passed away at the age of 74.

In 1957, when she was declared the winner of a national level singing award for young talent, she received this award from the hands of the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. More awards and recognitions followed in the subsequent years. In 1965, she was honored as the ‘Golden Voice of India’.

In 1960 she joined the All India Radio in Bombay (now Mumbai). However, within three or four years, she made her debut as a playback singer in the film industry. As per Geet Kosh, her first song came in the film ‘Daanveer Karna’ in 1965.  She continued to be active in both the Hindi and Marathi cinema, and has also sung some songs in Kannada films. Given the situation of the industry, this talented young singer did never make it to the top level of playback singing in the industry. She sang over 200 songs in Hindi films in an active career that spanned from mid 1960s to mid 1980s. Besides, she also has to her credit, about 100 songs in the Marathi film. In addition, there are almost another 100 non-film songs and bhajans recorded by her.

Today’s song is from the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’. This is a Sheikh Mukhtar film that is produced under the banner of Shimla Productions, and is directed by R Thakar. Besides Sheikh Mukhtar, the star cast is led by Sanjeev Kumar and Kumkum. The other players in this films are Bhagwan, Madan Puri, Uma Dutt, Neelam, Nandini, Tuntun, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmichaya, Kundan, Dilip Dutt, and Tiwari etc.

The story is a typical variation on the Sheikh Mukhtar tales. Shankar (Sheikh Mukhtar) is on the run from the police, for a crime believes he has committed; but actually he himself is mistaken. He flees from village and comes to Bombay, and becomes part of a gang led by Khan (Uma Dutt). Khan is a involved in criminal activities, but he is a man of his word. Shankar’s sister Kum Kum, also comes to Bombay in search of her brother. Sanjeev Kumar is an upright police officer. By a sequence of events, Kum Kum and Sanjeev Kumar meet at the police station, and he takes her to his home, since she has no place to stay. Love blossoms between them. Madan Puri, an old adversary of Shankar from the village, also comes to Bombay, and also starts working for Khan. Some more predictable events happen and then all is sorted out for a happy ending.

Geet Kosh lists 6 songs for this film, three of which are written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, and two by Akhtar Romani. The sixth song does not have a lyricist name mentioned against it. Today’s song is from the pen of Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music direction of this film is by Vedpal.

This is a ‘villain’s den’ song. Kum Kum has reached the adda of Khan. Khan is enamored by her beauty and wants her to dance for him. At first she refuses. He then promises her that no harm whatsoever will come to her and that he takes the responsibility to protect her. Since she has a purpose i.e. to locate her brother, hesitatingly she agrees. And the song follows. The song is delightful and melodious, and a very pleasing listen. When the song ends, Madan Puri makes an entrance. The film is available online, in case you may be curious as to what happens next. 🙂

With this song, the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’ makes a debut on our blog today. Enjoy.

Song – Aankhen Pyaasi Lab Hain Pyaase  (Gunehgaar) (1967) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Lyrics – Naqsh Layallpuri, MD – Vedpal

Lyrics

pyaala bhar ke
jo hamne poochha
jee kisko pehle
kahaan se pehle
tamaam mehfil pukaar uthi
ji humko pehle
yahaan se pehle

aankhen pyaasi lab hain pyaase
aankhen pyaasi lab hain pyaase
is mehfil mein sab hain pyaase
saagar utha saaqiya
sab ko pila saaqiya
aankhen pyaasi lab hain pyaase
is mehfil mein sab hain pyaase
saagar utha saaqiya
sab ko pila saaqiya

masti ka paighaam banin hain
zulfon ki rangeen ghataayen
masti ka paighaam banin hain
zulfon ki rangeen ghataayen
saaz dilon ke chhed rahi hai. . .
paayal ki betaab sadaayen
paayal ki betaab sadaayen
chhed inhin saazon ki dhun par
chhed inhin saazon ki dhun par
naghma naya saaqiya
sab ko pila saaqiya
aankhen pyaasi lab hain pyaase
is mehfil mein sab hain pyaase
saagar utha saaqiya
sab ko pila saaqiya

aaj utha na koi pyaasa
mehfil ki awaaz yahi hai
aaj utha na koi pyaasa
mehfil ki awaaz yahi hai
jaam pe jaam diye ja saaqi
jeene ka andaaz yahi hai
jeene ka andaaz yahi hai
roz kahaan laati hain raaten
roz kahaan laati hain raaten
aisi fizaa saaqia
sab ko pila saaqiya
aankhen pyaasi lab hain pyaase
is mehfil mein sab hain pyaase
saagar utha saaqiya
sab ko pila saaqiya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्याला भर के
जो हमने पूछा
जी किसको पहले
कहाँ से पहले
तमाम महफिल पुकार उठी
जी हमको पहले
यहाँ से पहले

आँखें प्यासी लब हैं प्यासे
आँखें प्यासी लब हैं प्यासे
इस महफिल में सब हैं प्यासे
सागर उठा साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया
आँखें प्यासी लब हैं प्यासे
इस महफिल में सब हैं प्यासे
सागर उठा साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया

मस्ती का पैग़ाम बनीं हैं
ज़ुल्फों की रंगीन घटाएँ
मस्ती का पैग़ाम बनीं हैं
ज़ुल्फों की रंगीन घटाएँ
साज दिलों के छेड़ रही है॰॰॰
पायल की बेताब सदाएं
पायल की बेताब सदाएं
छेड़ इन्हीं साज़ों की धुन पर
छेड़ इन्हीं साज़ों की धुन पर
नग़मा नया साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया
आँखें प्यासी लब हैं प्यासे
इस महफिल में सब हैं प्यासे
सागर उठा साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया

आज उठे ना कोई प्यासा
महफिल की आवाज़ यही है
आज उठे ना कोई प्यासा
महफिल की आवाज़ यही है
जाम पे जाम दिये जा साक़ी
जीने का अंदाज़ यही है
जीने का अंदाज़ यही है
रोज़ कहाँ लाती हैं रातें
रोज़ कहाँ लाती हैं रातें
ऐसी फ़िज़ा साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया
आँखें प्यासी लब हैं प्यासे
इस महफिल में सब हैं प्यासे
सागर उठा साक़िया
सबको पीला साक़िया


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 article is the 14000th song post in the blog.

Blog Day : 3485 Post No. : 14000

Aah, the magical triple zero. There is always quite a long wait to get to a milestone that carries all zeroes in the last three digits. Welcome all, to the fourteenth such milestone. Yes, I hear you say it – it IS getting to be a staggering collection, this ASAD blog. You can pick your time preference, we are on to the

  • 3, 485th day, or
  • at 497 weeks and 6 days, or
  • 114 months and 14 days, or
  • 9 Years, 6 Months and 14 Days

of the continued proliferation of this blog.

Given where we are today, and from when we started, the average posting rate has been a tad over 4 songs a day, 4.0172 to be precise. Or to put it another way, if we were exactly at 4 songs a day, then today we would have been at 13,940, requiring 15 more days to hit the 14K milestone. So we are running marginally faster than 4 songs a day. And today morning, I was just wondering, maybe I should suggest to Atul ji, and maybe we should name this blog as AFSAD, instead of ASAD. OK yes, you guessed it right – Atul-Four-Songs-A-Day. 😀 😀

I am once again reminded of “Gaata Jaaye Banjaara. . .”; the operative phrase here being “Gaata Jaaye” – continues to sing, continuously sings, does not stop singing. . . whichever way you want to put it. Ah yes, continues to sing, and never repeats. Now that has been the amazing wonder sans pareil. If anyone else, any reader has come across at such a consistently prolific web destination on the internet, I would like to know about it. The quality, the content, the sheer volume, the authenticity et al – it is no longer just a matter of curiosity for the web surfers. This is seriously serious stuff, that does not just raise eyebrows in remark-ability, but also in invidious envy. ASAD is the Gold Standard of Hindi film music on the internet. And then some.

As I checked the visitors ticker just now, we just rolled over the count at 10,054,000th visitor today. The average works out to be close to 2,900 visitors per day – wow. इंटरनेट है तो चल जाता है, इतने लोग रोज़ गाना सुनने के लिए घर आने लगें तो॰ ॰ ॰ 😀 😀

And so, a very special milestone, just the fourteenth one over all these 9+ years. And just to see where we have been at the time these 13 previous milestones were breached, here is the list to go with this analysis.

 

Post No. Song Title Film Name Year Post Date D1 D2
1 Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li Anokhi Raat 1968 19-Jul-08 1 1
1000 Piya Hum Saat Mulk Ka Paani Lootmaar 1980 30-Mar-09 255 255
2000 Dhakdhak Karti Chali Jeewan Ki Rail Re Dilruba 1950 27-Sep-09 182 436
3000 Maa Mujhe Apne Aanchal Mein Chhupaa Le Chhota Bhai 1966 20-Sep-10 359 794
4000 Kyaa Se Kyaa Ho Gayaa Bewafaa Tere Pyaar Mein Guide 1965 13-Jun-11 267 1060
5000 Hamen To Loot Liyaa Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne Al Hi Laal 1958 13-Nov-11 154 1213
6000 Geet Kitne Gaa Chuki Hoon NFS – Asha Bhosle 1960s 23-May-12 193 1405
7000 Falak Se Utre Zameen Pe Taare NFS – Mohammed Rafi 1960s 13-Nov-12 175 1579
8000 Beautiful Baby Of Bombay Ek Phool Chaar Kaante 1960 28-Apr-13 167 1745
9000 Ankhiyan Sang Ankhiyaan Laagi Aaj Badaa Aadmi 1961 13-Nov-13 200 1944
10000 Phul Rahin Belariyaan Dolen Trapped 1931 20-Jul-14 250 2193
11000 Kaam Ki Dhun Mein Hain Rawaan Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan 1962 31-Mar-15 255 2447
12000 Door Desh Se Aane Waale. . . Piya Milenge Gaja Bhaau (Marathi) 1943 20-Apr-16 387 2833
13000 Dil Tumse Lagaaya Kyun Hamne Captain Azaad 1964 4-Mar-17 319 3151
14000 Khayaam Hai Allah Waala Omar Khayyaam 1946 1-Feb-18 335 3485

The above table gives the progression of the ‘K’ milestones, as they have occurred during the journey of our musical bandwagon. The first five columns in this table are self explanatory. The last two columns are titled D1 and D2 (for lack of print space 🙂 ). D1 is the difference of no. of days between the two subsequent ‘K’ milestones. And D2 is the number of days after which we hit a ‘K’ milestone, calculated from the Day-1 i.e. 19th July, 2008. The data contained in this table lends itself to many interesting analyses and observations.

  • The shortest ‘K’ journey was from 4K to 5K – 154 days.
  • The longest ‘K’ journey was from 11K to 12K – 387 days.
  • The average journey from one ‘K’ milestone to the next is 250 days, or just a little over 8 months.
  • Considering a gap of 5000 songs, the fastest run has been from 5K to 10K – only 980 days, with an average of 196 days per K milestone.
    . . it seems that from Nov 2011 to Jul 2014, the blog team had a lot of time on hand 😀 😀
  • Our pace beyond 10K has slowed down considerably, and for good reasons – our journey from 5K to 14K has consumed 1292 days already.

I am sure the regulars and readers will notice more interesting details in this data. I would encourage all to please share more interesting analyses of the above data.

Now a word about these posts themselves.

The 1K post

A very interesting choice that Atul ji made – to bring on a good song, and a rare song, not available till then. The film – ‘Lootmaar’. The posting performance – right about at 255 days, setting the average pace that apparently has been sustained so far. A brief quote from his write up :-

[…] I take this opportunity to thank all my readers whose encouragement (visits, comments etc) have made this blog an important blog for those who want to savour the best songs that Bollywood music world has to offer. I hope that this blog will go from strength to strength and I will be able to add many more thousands of songs to this blog in the times to come.

He did write that he expects the blog to go from “strength to strength” and that he would “. . .add many more thousands of songs […] in the times to come”. So this is one question I would like Atul ji to respond to specifically – was his expectations that we shall reach, where we have reached today, and still going strong??

The 2K post

Atul ji made a very interesting and a very profound start to this post – “Bollywood movies and Indian Railways are two of the major unifying factors for this vast nation of India.” The song is a ‘Rail’ song. Then he goes on to say that he himself can barely believe – to quote – “Yes, believe it or not, this song is the 2000th song of this blog. 2000 songs in 14 months is a barely believable feat even for myself.” And then he closes it requesting for blessings from readers and contributors, and with the hope that the blog continues to go from “strength to strength”.

The 3K post

This post is by Raja ji. And we saw two ‘thousand’ celebrations combined for the first time. It was 3000th song for the blog and it was 1000th song of Lata Mangeshkar. Raja ji opens this post with

“[…]today we mark the 3000th song on this blog. Yes, it is mind-b(l)ogg(l)ing, considering this blog is hardly two years old. That is an average of 4-5 songs every day! That’s an amazing run-rate, especially if you consider how much effort goes into every single song here.”

Yes – ‘bloggling’ – one of the very first new words coined by the team, and contributed to the international effort to enrich the Oxford English Dictionary. 🙂 And then, follows it up with a very interesting and detailed examination of the song itself.
[Ed Note: we have other interesting coinage – gangout, yippeeable, etc. 🙂 ]

The 4K post

The burden of writing this post once again fell on to Raja ji. And this time around, we had a combined ‘thousand’ celebration – the blog milestone plus the 1000th song for Rafi Sb. Raja ji called it the ‘double mega’ celebration. The post, written with apprehension, as per Raja ji himself, is a very interesting read about Rafi Sb. His passion for Rafi Sb’s voice and his singing, and his personal experiences with his songs, clearly shines through the write up.

The 5K post

So far, the ‘K’ milestones were important, but nonetheless, were kind of part of the ongoing journey. By the time we started to feel the proximity of the 5K milestone, things had gotten much warmer. For one, the group of regulars had become a sizeable and a very stable team. And approaching 5K became a beacon milestone that Atul ji started planning well in advance. And what became manifest is probably the longest write up as yet. And that – because three people collaborated to do the write up. One part is penned by Raja ji, writing about the blog history, as he has seen it from day 1. The second part is written by yours truly, and this piece contains a detailed bio sketch and career discussion of the music director Bulo C Rani. The third part is written by Atul ji, in which he talks about the batting line up – a blazing opening stand, a solid middle order, and then a tailender scoring “some runs”. 🙂

The celebration was heightened by the choice of the song – one of the most iconic qawwaali in the history of Hindi film music. Atul ji pointed out that the blog visitor ticker had then recently turned over the 2 million mark; that the blog was being ranked 3rd and 4th in the Google page rankings; and that the daily visitor hits had gone up significantly – almost 7,000 visitors per day sustained for a good period of time. The celebration and the echoes of it in the comments area were a fitting reverberation of a 5K milestone.

An interesting insight that was provided by Atul ji – at the 4700th milestone, he had kind of made a decision to get this qawwaali as the 5K milestone song, along with the 100th song for Bulo C Rani. The problem however was that Bulo C was at 20 songs when the blog touched 4700. As per Atul ji, it was a concentrated and focused effort that brought 79 more Bulo C Rani songs to the blog within the next 300 posts. 🙂

The 6K post

On to the 6th celebration of thousand quotas, we again combined a double mega milestone – 6K for the blog and the thousandth song for Asha Bhosle. The post, written by yours truly, was all about Asha Bhosle, her career, her singing, her accomplishments and honors in the arena of Hindi film music. The journey of the bandwagon was also covered, with the acknowledgement that the visitor ticker had slid past the 3 million mark around the time the 5900th post came up. The song picked for this occasion is a non-film song – a fantastic favorite of all Asha Bhosle fans. And we have a very interesting comment from Raja ji – once again equating to the cricketing world, he likened the pace on the blog with a T20 match. 😀 😀

The 7K post

The occasion was the Diwali celebrations of 2012. The double celebration was getting the 1700th song of Rafi Sb on board. The post came about when the blog was just a few days short of breaching the 4 million visitor’s milestone. And quite specifically I had been saving an fabulous non film song, and a very rare one at that – Rafi Sb’s voice and the song about Diwali.

So the special post about Rafi Sb, the Diwali celebration and the 7K milestone. I would like to quote myself, for the fun of the Magic Box –

“Be that this blog is a Wonderful Bag of Magic. And that makes Atul ji, the Magician. Just close your eyes and imagine – Atulji, wearing a flowing robe with sparkling stars stitched on it, wearing a magicians hat, with a wand in hand. And every time he waves his wand (or clicks the mouse 🙂 ), this Wonderful Bag of Magic is richer with a few more flavors of life. Bringing joy to the lovers of music in all parts of the world.”

The 8K post

The song that I picked for this post is really very very special – the ‘rockingest’ song in the Hindi film history. The discussion included topics such as having viewed this film on Doordarshan as a child, and the ensuing discussion amongst school friends the next day. And that the film had completed its tally of all songs on the blog. The Yippeee terminology had not yet been invented, and we just completed the song list for the film.

A notable thing about this song and the write up was probably the first discussion about the variations in the 78 rpm record and the sound track versions of the song. And quite likely also the first time that both versions of the song were included in the post and the lyrics.

The 9K post

As I was trying to decipher the concept of ‘nine thousand’ itself, I did find something very interesting – a definition of 9000 from the world of anime literature. I include a brief quote from my own write up, telling about what I found out about this multi mega number.

“As Goku powers up in rage, Vegeta senses an explosive increase in his power level and yells: “It’s over nine thousand!”. The phrase immediately caught on and continued to become popular, and the number 9000 soon became adapted as a slang term to describe something or someone of impressive strength.

That is what this blog is now becoming – a thing of impressive size and collection, that is unmatched anywhere on the internet. And by tomorrow, when the next post is uploaded, we can all claim our blog to be “over 9000” – a blog size that cannot be beaten or bettered.”

But the other very interesting thing that is attached to this 9K milestone – in the preceding 2 to 3 weeks the posting activity had gone up significantly, touching 8, 9 or even 10 posts per day. And the reason for the activity was revealed in the write up. Atul ji had observed that the 5K milestone had fallen on the 13th November, and so had the 7K milestone. So in his effort to ensure that the 9K also made it on the same day of the year. We were posting feverishly to get the number on the date. And we did. 🙂

And the musical milestone that was combined was the 2100th song of Rafi Sb. And the song selected for this milestone is really very very special song.

The 10K post

I do not need to reminiscence the circumstances and the content of this post. The event was remarkable just in the fact that almost the entire bandwagon was connected on email and text message, as we waited out the last few hours waiting for the dime to drop. This particular celebration had a massive and an impressive build up. We planned it such that many regular contributors prepared a special post about another member of the bandwagon. And we kind of created a record – the entire set of posts related to the 10K celebrations numbers 63 – wow, that is massive.

The build up was of course very invigorating, and the climax was meant to be a very very special surprise, which was not revealed till the very end of the posting process. In a manner of speaking, the blog changed the history of Hindi film music, by brining on board a song from a film from 1931. Till that time, the acknowledged fact was that the earliest recorded film songs came from 1932. It was just like re-writing the history.

The date for this event fell on 20th July, and Atul ji explained in his part of the writeup on why we missed the 19th July target, which would have coincided with the birth date of the blog.

I quote from Atul ji’s part of the write up

“What had started with the aim of being just another blog has become one of the shining examples of the power of online collaborations which had led to the creation of an amazing collection of authentic information on the topic of HFM.”

And more

“The mark of 10,000 posts is a landmark that takes us to the five figure mark. This figure is a mindboggling figure. I recall that Raja had came to meet me in 2010. The blog then had 4000 songs in it and I has told Raja that I had about 6000 songs with me in all. Both of us had considered that figure to be an enormous figure. And now we are talking of 10,000th post. 🙂 And now we find that we still have lots of songs that have not yet been covered in the blog !”

And I had added my bit as –

“[…] having cracked the 10K target, then the 15K and 20K are going to be relatively minor in comparison, and the next BIG ONE (as they say in surfing) is now going to 25K. Ah well, we are all going to be gainfully occupied for many many years to come. Now that is a BIG thought.”

The 11K post

Just the one case in the entire history of Hindi film music, did we have this solitary opportunity to have a song that exactly was the post number itself. The regulars will know what I am talking about – “Gyarah Hazaar Ladkiyaan”. This song is so tailor made and so one of its kind that it is just once in a lifetime opportunity. And as I mentioned in the write up, Atul ji and I had been saving it for centuries – I mean blog centuries. The write up was a rambling piece about anything related to the number 11, but then I did get round to the song at the end. 🙂  And yes, we did get to have an interesting input from dear Arun ji about the title of the film and the song. Check it out if you missed it earlier.

The 12K post

This was a post that was delayed by an unprecedented three days. I had intiated the post with the comment that the “counter has been stuck at double one triple nine, for three days now. That, I am sure, will have beaten all the records in the books.”

Yet once again, the blog made a significant contribution to writing the history of Hindi film music. There had been many occasions when an animated discussion had happened on ‘Lata Mangeshkar’s first song’. A lot of research and analysis had been done, and the answers have been structured in a few different ways. In this post, we brought up as a first, the first Hindi song of Lata ji, sung in a Marathi film. Once again, a discovery of phenomenal proportions, accompanied by the requisite analysis of all available information, this post yet once again turned out to be a very special post.

The 13K post

Atul ji stepped in to write this 13th episode in the ‘K’ series of our blog. He presented an analysis about the strike rate of each of the 1K interregnums and then presented a very rare song from an obscure film from 1960s. The reason he chose this song was that all artists associated with the song seemed to have worked only in this film, making it a rarest of rare commodities in the annals of Hindi film music.

And that brings us to the 14K milestone.

The special anniversary we wanted to connect it to, has actually passed by yesterday. On account of certain exigencies of work and personal situations, both Atul ji and I were not able to complete all the requirements to have the 14K milestone yesterday i.e. 31st January.

The special post we have today is for the legendary singer of the golden era of Hindi film music. Yes, it is Suraiya, whose passing away anniversary was yesterday.

For this occasion, I have dug out another music piece which can be classified as rarest of the rare and heretofore considered lost. Regular folks with easily recall the 1946 film ‘Omar Khayyaam’. The film has seven songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Three of these songs are sung by Saigal Sb, and the same have already been showcased on the blog. The remaining four songs are all in the voice of Suraiya, and sadly enough all of them are unavailable anywhere as yet.

But that situation changed a while back. One of my collector friends shared with me one of these four songs, in audio. And I have been planning a write up, waiting for such one momentous occasion to bring it to the attention of the music lovers. I communicated with Atul ji and we decided that we shall bring it up as the song for the 14K milestone. This discovery is of momentous proportions, meriting a milestone of this size. And so we were working towards getting this posted on 31st January. But circumstances intervened and now we are posting it a day late.

In any case, an additional windfall that happened in the interim is that another friend sent me another link from the YouTube. As I checked it out, it almost was heartbeat stopping experience. The song that I was planning to post as audio, the video of the same has also been uploaded online. This discovery has significant implications, the most important being the fact that the film ‘Omar Khayyaam’ is available in the public domain and needs to be traced.

The real beauty of the find is to see Suraiya perform this song  -“Khayyaam Hai Allah Waala”. It is a dance song in the presence of an audience that does not seem to be a king’s court. However, the dancer, Suraiya and the accompanying ladies appears to be dressed up for a royal performance. The video clip is a little less than one and a half minutes. The audio clip that I have seems to be prepared from the same video clip.

The massive milestone today also merits congratulations all around. Of course, Atul ji’s indefatigable devotion to this task, and the commendable team work of the group of contributors are the bulwark strength of this blog and its exemplary achievements across the board.

And now, it is just another 1000 posts to go for the major 15K milestone. That is very definitely reachable now. 🙂

 

Song – Khayaam Hai Allah Waala  (Omar Khayaam) (1946) Singer – Suraiya, Lyrics – Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD – Lal Mohammed

Lyrics

khayaam hai allah waala
khayaam hai allah waala
matwaala allah hoo
jeena
aur jee kar peena..aa..aa
jeena
aur jee kar peena..aa..aa
peena
aur pee kar jeena
peena
aur pee kar jeena

maikhaana allah hoo ka
maikhaana allah hoo ka
aur pyaala allah hoo
allah hoo
allah hoo
allah hoo

ye mast hawaaein aayin
ye mast hawaaein aayin
rehmat ki ghataayen chhaain
rehmat ki ghataayen chhaain
mai ishq e khuda ki lekar
mai ishq e khuda ki lekar
jannat se hooren aayin
jannat se hooren aayin
gardish mein aa kar boley
gardish mein aa kar boley
khud pyaala allaah hoo
allah hoo
allah hoo
allah hoo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खैयाम है अल्लाह वाला
खैयाम है अल्लाह वाला
मतवाला अल्लाह हू
जीना
और जी कर पीना॰॰आ॰॰आ
जीना
और जी कर पीना॰॰आ॰॰आ
पीना
और पी कर जीना
पीना
और पी कर जीना

मैखाना अल्लाह हू का
मैखाना अल्लाह हू का
और प्याला अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू

ये मस्त हवाएँ आईं
ये मस्त हवाएँ आईं
रहमत की घटाएँ छाईं
रहमत की घटाएँ छाईं
मय इश्क़ ए खुदा की लेकर
मय इश्क़ ए खुदा की लेकर
जन्नत से हूरें आईं
जन्नत से हूरें आईं
गर्दिश में आ कर बोले
गर्दिश में आ कर बोले
खुद प्याला अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू
अल्लाह हू


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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 2
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Good intentions are always the undoing. I am sure you would have also experienced this. मेरे साथ तो ये बहुत होता है. Take the case of this series itself.  The second song is being posted today.  When I initiated this series on 30th September with the song “Nigaahon Se Chhup Kar Kahaan Jaaiyega”, I had all the intentions to post one song at least every other day if not every day.  The available list of songs is all identified.  And see, it is the 11th day now that the second post is coming on.  क्या कहना है good intentions का.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 1
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Today, October 7th is the 101st birth anniversary of Mallika-e-Ghazal Begum Akhtar. With this, the year-long birth centenary celebrations which started on October 6th last year come to an end. Those who have kept the track of the events may recall that Government of India, Ministry of Culture had announced a year-long birth centenary celebrations of Begum Akhtar sometime last year.
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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.

“Prabhat” (1973) was produced by Ram Dayal and directed by Sikandar Khanna for Mukul Productions. The movie had Zaheeda, Jaya Kaushalya, Shyama, Roopesh Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Sunder, Birbal, Zohara Khatun, Krishan Dhawan, Pranshankar, Arjun Aosare, V.Gopal, Aarti, Pinchoo Kapoor, Rajan Haksar, Hangama, Kamal Deep, Sujata, Narbada Shankar, Dulari, Gulshan Bawra, Nandita Thakur, Baldev Khosa, Pachhi, Asha Chandra, Dinesh Hingoo, Omi, Habib, Nisha, Ameeta Sinha, Sonika, Malini, Charanjeet, Neerja etc in it.
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