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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 : 3493 Post No. : 14036

Noted film director and story / screenplay writer OP Dutta, passed away this day five years ago. He was 90 years when he passed away in 2012.

OP Dutta was born in the town of Gujranwaala in Punjab (now in Pakistan), in 1922. No information is available online about his early years and his education. In 1948, when he was just 26 years old, he directed the film ‘Pyar Ki Jeet’. This film was a major success, and it established Suraiya, the singer-actress as a super star.

He continued to direct films till the end of 1950s. The Hindi films directed by him are – ‘Hamaari Manzil’ (1949), ‘Surajmukhi’ (1950), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Parbat’ (1952), ‘Maalkin’ (1953), ‘Lagan’ (1955), and ‘Aangan’ (1959).

In the early 1950s he travelled to Pakistan and helped to set up a studio in Karachi. Till then, Lahore was the only center of film production in Pakistan. As a part of this effort, he also produced and directed the film ‘Anokhi’ from the studios in Karachi. Regulars may be familiar with this film, that has recently been discovered and is available in public domain. The heroine of this film is Sheela Ramani, and the music director is Timir Baran. This film was probably the earliest and maybe the only significant effort of collaboration between he film industries of India and Pakistan.

From 1960s onward, OP Dutta gave up direction and started writing for films – stories, screenplays, dialogues etc. Notable films from this phase of his career are ‘Chiraagh’ (1969), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Mastaana’ (1970), ‘Jeet’ (1972), etc. Later on, he wrote stories and screenplays for some of the big hits  – ‘Kshatriya’ (1993), ‘Border’ (1997), ‘Refugee’ (2000), ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003), and ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006).

Today’s song is from the 1955 film ‘Lagan’. From the first phase of his career, this film is the only one that OP Dutta had produced and directed (as opposed to the other films which he only directed for other production banners). The film was produced under the banner of OP Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film includes Nalini Jaywant, Sajjan, Shammi, Randhir, Om Prakash, David, Raj Mehra, Ram Avtar, Baij Sharma, Pandit Iqbal, Baby Naaz, Pappu, Shaam Lal, Uma Dutt, Shivraj, Parshuram, and Kanwar Kesho amongst others. The songs of this film are penned by Rajendra Krishan and the music is by Hemant Kumar. Interesting to note that Ravi is the assistant music director with Hemant Da.

One song of this film has already been showcased on our blog. Today’s song is a song of sadness and separation sung so wonderfully by Lata Mangeshkar. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Mujhe Nazar Se Utaar Kar Bhi (Lagan) (1955) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Hemant Kumar

 

Lyrics

mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
magar jo bhoole se mere khwaabon ne
aa jagaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
jo baaton baaton mein naam mera
zubaan pe aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
मगर जो भूले से मेरे ख्वाबों ने
आ जगाया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
जो बातों बातों में नाम मेरा
ज़ुबां पे आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

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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 is the 200th song of N Datta as a music director in the blog.

Blog Day : 3481 Post No. : 13985

Missing Films of 1960s – 53
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Lal Lal Gaal. . .

I know I do not need to say more. Everyone is so familiar this song. And the special thing about this song? In my humble opinion, this probably is the fastest melody that any music director has got Rafi Sb to sing. The year is 1957 and the film – ‘Mr X’.

And then, this same music director, ten years later, has got the booming voice Mahendra Kapoor to sing the softest of the melodies – “Chaand Bhi Koi Deewaana Hai. . .”. The year is 1968 and the film – ‘Apna Ghar Apni Kahaani’.

Remembering N Datta – well quite late for his anniversary (both of which fell in December). And so this post has also been in the making, for well about a month.

Searching for information about him, not much details are available about his early years. So much so that multiple different web sites repeat mostly the same few sentences. They all write that he was born 1927 in Aroba, a small village in Goa. And that he ran away from home at the age of 12, and came to Bombay to learn music. Incidentally, I also came across one article online, which is based on an interview with Roop Naik, son of N Datta. The information provided by him is different from what is available everywhere else.

According to Roop Naik, his father N Datta (full name Dattaram Baburao Naik) was actually born in Bombay. He was not even two years old when his father passed away. After this tumultuous event in life, he and his mother move back to their native village, where the child Dattaram was brought up by his maternal uncle. Close to their village home, there was a temple, where weekly sittings of bhajan singing used to take place. He was quite enamoured by the ‘Abhang’ singing of these Bhajans, and never used to miss a session. During this period, he learnt to play harmonium, and would sometimes accompany the singers in the temple.

Another high point for him used to be when the travelling performing groups would visit the village. Music was very much within him, and so he was attracted by these public performances. And so, at home, he once expressed his wish to learn music. The dressing down that he received from his uncle, convinced him that his passion to learn music, and his family’s environment simply did not go together. So, at the age of 12, this young pre-teen kid, ran away from home and came to Bombay.

This period of his life, before he started getting recognition in the industry, is an unknown. No documented information is available. Lata Mangeshkar had mentioned once that she did meet him in 1946 (he would be 19 years old then), and that he was working as an assistant to a music director whose name she recalls as Kedar Shinde. The Ed. Note with this sentence observes that she probably was talking about Ramakrisna Shinde, a music director of Marathi films, who later also gave music under the pseudo name of ‘Hemant Kedar’.

The young aspirant worked as an assistant to Ghulam Haider Sb. He would also continue to participate in temple programs. He would be part of the ‘prabhat feris’, a very early morning bhjan kirtan session, that is taken out in a procession format, passing through the streets and by-lanes of a certain neighbourhood. It is said that at one of these ‘prabhat feries’, Burman Dada (SD Burman) witnessed his singing, and called upon him to know more about him and his capabilities. That started a long and fruitful collaborative partnerships, and the young Dattaram worked as an assistant in films like ‘Baazi’, ‘Bahar’, ‘Sazaa’ and ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Jaal’ (1952), ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ (1953) and ‘Angarey’ (1954).

During the making of ‘Baazi’, Dattaram was introduced to future stalwarts like Sahir Ludhianvi and Raj Khosla, and struck lifelong friendships. When Raj Khosla got his first break as an independent director (film ‘Milaap’, 1955), he got N Datta the first assignment as an independent music director. And from that juncture onward, one sees his career got from strength to strength – ‘Marine Drive’ (1955), ‘Chandra Kanta’ (1956), ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke’ (1957), ‘Light House (1958), ‘Sadhna’ (1958), ‘Black Cat’ (1959), ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), ‘Dharam Putra’ (1961), and more.

I have just listed a sampler. The total films listed for him are 55. Of these, about 22 films came in or before 1961. Two important points to be noted here. 1959 seems to be his most prolific year – seven films released this year, with music by him. Secondly, his friendship with Sahir Ludhianvi, got him his first assignment with the banner of BR Films. His first film with BR Chopra is ‘Sadhna’ (1958). Next, we him again with the BR banner in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and ‘Dharamputra’ (1961). Just the names of these films are enough indication as to how wonderfully this relationship was developing, and the team of Sahir Sb and N Datta was producing phenomenal music together.

But then, fate intervened, and quite cruelly too. Just in his mid thirties, N Datta suffered a heart attack. The episode left him out of circulation for some months. He recovered. However, besides the health issues now in life, N Datta started another battle – a fear for his own life. It made him somewhat of an introvert person. He would be very afraid for his life, because of any episode of ill health. And his work suffered too. By the time he came out this medical emergency, BR banner had moved on. Ravi had been engaged as the music director. The first outcome was ‘Gumraah’. The commercial success of this film kind of excluded N Datta from the BR brand, for all times in the future.

The quality of his work also suffered. He continued to compose, and continue to create some fabulous and memorable songs. But his work would now be confined to B/C grade films. He continued to work till 1980 – his last film released is ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’. After that, no work probably came his way. He passed away in 1987. His later years were a struggle to keep afloat.

With today’s song, I introduce this film ‘Albela Mastaana’ from 1967. The film is produced under the banner of Pragya Pictures, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The star cast includes Kishore Kumar, Bhagwan, Kaveri, Kundan, Aruna Irani, Nayna, Rajan Haksar, and Asha Nadkarni amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film, all being written by Prem Dhawan.

This song is a wonderful melancholy that is sung by Asha Bhosle. The video of this film is now available. In the visual, we see Asha Nadkarni lip syncing this song on screen. A song that in as of itself, needs to placed together with such Asha Bhosle songs like “Baithe Hain Rehguzar Par. . .” and “Tujh Se Bichhde Tere Deewaane To Mar Jaayenge”. Lovely rendition, pulling at the strands of the heart.

Song – Phir Dil Mein Dard Jaaga  (Albela Mastaana) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

phir dil mein dard jaaga

phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

badhne laga andhera
jaane ho kab savera
palkon se aansuon ki
hum ne shama jalaai
hum ne shama jalaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

khamosh hai zamaana
kis se kahen fasaana
khamosh hai zamaana
kis se kahen fasaana
apni sadaa bhi ab to
deti nahin sunaai
deti nahin sunaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga
phir yaad teri aayi
aaja sahi na jaaye
hum se teri judaai
phir dil mein dard jaaga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

बढ़ने लगा अंधेरा
जाने हो कब सवेरा
बढ़ने लगा अंधेरा
जाने हो कब सवेरा
पलकों से आंसुओं की
हमने शमा जलाई
हमने शमा जलाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा

खामोश है ज़माना
किस को कहें फसाना
खामोश है ज़माना
किस को कहें फसाना
अपनी सदा भी अब तो
देती नहीं सुनाई
देती नहीं सुनाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा
फिर याद तेरी आई
आजा सही ना जाये
हमसे तेरी जुदाई
फिर दिल में दर्द जागा


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 is the 800th song of Geeta Roy/Dutt to be showcased on our blog.

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13966


ना ये चाँद होगा

ना तारे रहेंगे
मगर हम हमेशा तुम्हारे रहेंगे

A promise of a voice, that continues to remind, of a feeling, of a little tangy flavored honey, slipping down the taste buds in the rear of the tongue. A voice that is sweet, that is humble. It may haunt you, but it will never come to you as an onslsught; it surely will over power your heart, but more in the manner of a polite request saying “Naa Jaao Sainyaan Chhuda Ke Bainyaan. . .”.

A personality that was more about inward expressions. Time was in the early sixties, as her singing assignments were dwindling, in a chance phone conversation with OP Nayyar, the simple complaint she aired to him was – “Aap to hum ko bhool gaye”. The reference of course was to the many hits she had sung for him, for the duration of a short stint, from 1952 to 1958. And after delivering the super hit “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” (‘Howrah Bridge”) in 1958, there is really very little, actually nothing, that OPN offered her to sing. It is quite a wonder that OPN went from strength to strength starting with ‘Aasmaan’ in 1952, and working through ‘Baaz’ (1953), ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Mr And Mrs 55’ (1955), ‘CID’, ‘Chhoo Mantar’, and ‘Mr Lambu’ in 1956, ‘Johnny Walker’ and ‘Ustad’ in 1957, and then ‘Howrah Bridge’, ’12 O’Clock’, ‘Mujrim’ and ‘Mr Qartoon MA’ in 1958. Thereafter, no more OP Nayyar songs for her. In any case, as we progress from 1952 to 1958, there is a noticeable increment in Asha Bhosle’s share of singing for OPN.

In a private conversation many years later, OPN did express his regrets that he completely cut off Geeta from his portfolio. With such dwindling fortunes, it is still not a wonder that she was still able to clock close to 1300 songs in Hindi films, from 1946 to 1971, much better than many of her contemporaries. That was the magnetism in her voice.

Today, we bring on board, the 800th song of this nightingale. The film is ‘Badnaam’ from 1952. The lyrics are by Shailendra and music is by Basant Prakash. The melancholia that she has the ability to generate, sometimes defies the thought that she is also able to sing the likes of “Mera Naam Chin ChinChu”. Maybe the grand success of “Mera Sunder Sapna Beet Gaya. . .” from ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) was a portend of the path of destiny she was to follow.

This song also, tells of the sadness of a broken heart, as the clouds of gloom are gathering in the mind’s sky. And the love is itself in tears – “प्यार रोने लगा”. It was not just an expression tutored by the music director, to sing it in a particular manner. It was the reality of her life that she lived – all the way to her passing away in 1972.

It was not just the season of rains. It was her whole life.

Song – Ghir Aayi Hai Ghor Ghata  (Badnaam) (1952) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Basant Prakash

Lyrics

ghir aayi hai ghor ghata
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata
apni majboorion se lipat ke
pyaar rone laga
haaye
pyaar rone laga
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata

tha kya pata yun badal jaayega aasmaan
yun bante bante ujad jaayega aashiaan
pahunchi saahil pe jab meri naiyya
gham dubone laga
haaye
pyaar rone laga
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata

kaisi ye mushkil jo sochun wo kar na sakoon
haaye
main aaj marna bhi chaahun to mar na sakoon
yun mere saamne mere dil ka
khoon honay laga
haaye
pyaar rone laga
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata
apni majboorion se lipat ke
pyaar rone laga
haaye
pyaar rone laga
ghir aayi hai ghor ghata

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घिर आई है घोर घटा
घिर आई है घोर घटा
अपनी मजबूरीओं से लिपट के
प्यार रोने लगा
हाए
प्यार रोने लगा
घिर आई है घोर घटा

था क्या पता यूं बादल जाएगा आसमाँ
यूं बनते बनते उजाड़ जाएगे आशियाँ
पहुंची साहिल पे जब मेरी नैया
ग़म डुबोने लगा
हाए
प्यार रोने लगा
घिर आई है घोर घटा

कैसी ये मुश्किल जो सोचूँ वो कर ना सकूँ
मैं आज मारना भी चाहूँ तो मर ना सकूँ
यूं मेरे सामने मेरे दिल का
खून होने लगा
हाए
प्यार रोने लगा
घिर आई है घोर घटा
घिर आई है घोर घटा
अपनी मजबूरीओं से लिपट के
प्यार रोने लगा
हाए
प्यार रोने लगा
घिर आई है घोर घटा


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 : 3474 Post No. : 13956

 

The film that we welcome today into Yippeee-land is the 1958 production titled ‘Baaghi Sipaahi’. The film has a total of 8 songs, seven of which have already been posted here. The details of the previous songs posted is given below.

 

Chinchana Papul Chinchana Papul 11562 16-Nov-15 Shailendra
Samaa Ye Pyaar Ka Bahaar Ke Ye Mele 11606 28-Nov-15 Shailendra
O Beraham Tere Sitam 11642 9-Dec-15 Shailendra
Ae Dilbar Dilwaale 12451 14-Oct-16 Shailendra
Maan Bhi Le Ae Dil Tu Apni Haar 12948 20-Feb-17 Shailendra
Ruk Jaa Musaafir Pal Bhar Ko 13761 23-Nov-17 Hasrat Jaipuri
Muskuraati Zindagi Ko Chhod Ke 13946 20-Jan-18 Hasrat Jaipuri

 

The film was produced under the banner of VP Productions, Bombay. It is a historical costume drama, produced and directed by Bhagwan Das Verma. The cast of actors is led by Ranjan and Madhubala. The other players include Poornima, Chandrashekhar, Om Prakash, Sapru, Gope, S Nazeer, Nishi, Renu Maakad, Pal Sharma, Gajendra etc.

The songs of this film are created by the team of Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri and Shankar Jaikishan. Out of the eight songs in this film, five are written by Shailendra and three are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri. Today’s Yippeee song is also written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

This film is a remake of an earlier film by the same name. In 1936, the film ‘Baaghi Sipaahi’ was released under the banner of East India Film Company, and was directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar. In this 1936 version, Gul Hamid played the lead role, and it was cited as an “important film” for him. Patience Cooper, Bimla Kumari, Mazhar Khan, Lalita Pawar, Indubala, Anees, Azurie and Mohammed Ishaaq also played significant roles along with Gul Hamid.

Now this 1936 film, in turn was based on a 1935 Hollywood production ‘Cardinal Richelieu’, released under the banner of Twentieth Century Pictures, directed by Rowland V Lee. The primary cast of actors includes George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero.

And then, going back further, this 1935 Hollywood film was based on the 1839 play ‘Richelieu’ by Edward Bulwer-Lytton depicting the life of the great seventeenth century French statesman Cardinal Richelieu and his dealings with King Louis XIII. Further explorations reveal that the real life Cardinal Richelieu had a very colourful and chequered life in the court of the French kings. He rose to be the Chief Minister in the court of King Louis XIII. He wielded considerable power and influence over the government, role of the church, foreign policy, and foreign military campaigns.

In his later years, Richelieu faced a plot that threatened to remove him from power. He had introduced a young man named Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, marquis de Cinq-Mars to King Louis XIII’s court. This young man was the son of a close friend. Richelieu had hoped that Cinq-Mars would become King Louis’ favourite, so that he could indirectly exercise greater influence over the monarch’s decisions. Cinq-Mars did become the royal favourite, but, contrary to Cardinal Richelieu’s expectations, he was not easy to control. The young man realized that Richelieu would not permit him to gain political power. In 1641, he participated in a failed conspiracy against Richelieu, but he himself was not discovered. Then, in the following year, he schemed once again with leading nobles (including the King’s brother, the duc d’Orléans) to raise a rebellion. He signed a secret agreement with the King of Spain, who promised to aid the rebels. However, Richelieu’s spy service discovered the plot, and seized a copy of the said agreement with the King of Spain. Cinq-Mars was promptly arrested and executed. Although King Louis approved the capital punishment, he grew more distant from Richelieu as a result.

These events form the main story line of the 1839 play, and were later adapted into the Hollywood production and then the Hindi films.

Today’s Yippeee song for this 1958 film is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This is a sad song, that has been rendered soulfully by Lata ji. On screen we see Madhubala listening to this song being lip-synced by another actress that I am not able to identify. I request other readers to please help identify this lady.

With this song, we now welcome this 1958 film to join the list of films with all their songs covered on our blog.

Song – Dil Lagaane Waale Mat Sun Meri Kahaani  (Baaghi Sipaahi) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

 

Lyrics

dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani
dhadhkega dil jahaan ka
sun me meri zubaani
dhadhkega dil jahaan ka
sun me meri zubaani

maine apne dil ko
ik chaand se lagaaya
palkon ki chhaon daal ke
dil mein usey bithaaya
wo aasmaan ka pyaara
phir bhi na muskuraaya
jalti hain tamannaayen
roti hai zindgani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani

hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmm

paaya hai kaun ab tak
baahon mein aasmaan ko
bulbul ke aasnuon pe
gham hoga baaghbaan ko
dil jeetna hai mushkil
chaahe phook aashiaan ko
kab qaid mein rahi hai
chaahat bhari jawaani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani

socha ye kyon na maine
parwaana noor ka hai
socha ye kyon na maine
chanda chakor ka hai
dil dete waqt na socha
dil dete waqt na socha
ye dil bhi aur ka hai
. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी
धड़केगा दिल जहां का
सुन के मेरी ज़ुबानी
धड़केगा दिल जहां का
सुन के मेरी ज़ुबानी

मैंने अपने दिल को
इक चाँद से लगाया
पलकों की छाँव डाल के
दिल में उसे बिठाया
वो आसमां का प्यारा
फिर भी ना मुस्कुराया
जलती हैं तमन्नाएं
रोती है ज़िंदगानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी

हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम

पाया है कौन अब तक
बाहों में आसमां को
बुलबुल के आंसुओं पे
ग़म होगा बाग़बान को
दिल जीतना है मुश्किल
चाहे फूक आशियाँ को
कब क़ैद में रही है
चाहत भरी जवानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी

सोचा ये क्यों ना मैंने
परवाना नूर का है
सोचा ये क्यों ना मैंने
चंदा चकोर का है
दिल देते वक़्त ना सोचा
दिल देते वक़्त ना सोचा
ये दिल भी और का है
॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3469 Post No. : 13926

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 3
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‘इ’ – इस जग में कहीं भी रहियो

 

मेरी आवाज़ के पीछे चले आओ
चले आओ
चले आओ॰ ॰ ॰

Aah, only if it were possible in this physical world. The only recourse is to listen to the recordings. That charisma is going to remain alive, till the time there is music on this earth. The magic of Rafi Sb’s voice will never cease.

Moving ahead with the next instalment of this series. Picking up next letter ‘इ’, I bring to the blog this wonderful favourite song, which has become a rarity these days. I could not find this song online. Another collector in his own channel has, with deliberation, posted a very short clip of this song. I can see comments from other listeners, requesting for posting the complete song. But of course, some people, you know. . .

The song is from the film ‘Pyaar Ki Jeet’ from 1962. The film is produced under the banner of Roopvani Films and is directed by Vasant Painter. The cast of actors includes Mahipal, Indira, Heeralal, Ratnamala, Pal Sharma, SK Shukla, Baby Shobha, Kalpana, Mohan Choti, Arun, and Polson amongst others.

Only four songs are listed for this film. The songs are written by Qamar Jalaalabaadi and the music direction is by Sudhir Phadke.

In this song, the voice accompanying Rafi Sb’s, is of Asha Bhosle. The song has such an endearing flow, and when it comes to end after two antaraas, it seems almost abrupt. It builds into such a comfortable listen that, when it ends, the feeling it leaves behind is – ‘it ended too soon, there should be more’. Simple words, simple melody, rendered with deliberate softness and slowness. What a lovely song which is full of sadness of separation. Very touching.

Song – Is Jag Mein Kahin Bhi Rahiyo (Pyaar Ki Jeet) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

is jag mein kahin bhi rahiyo
meri preet bhool na jaiyo

is jag mein kahin bhi rahiyo
meri preet bhool na jaiyo

is jag mein kahin bhi rahiyo. . oo. . oo. .

ye lahu nahin hai pag mein
aasha ka lahu behta hai
tum sun jo sako to sun lo
beh beh ke tumhen kehta hai
aasha ko tod na jaiyo. . oo. . oo. .
meri preet bhool na jaiyo
is jag mein kahin bhi rahiyo. . oo. . oo. .

is lahu ko ik din sajni
sindoor banana hoga
teri maang sajaani hogi
doli mein bithaana hoga
us din ki khoj mein rahiyo. . oo. . oo. .
meri preet bhool na jaiyo
is jag mein kahin bhi rahiyo
meri preet bhool na jaiyo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इस जग में कहीं  भी रहियो
मेरी प्रीत भूल ना जइयो

इस जग में कहीं  भी रहियो
मेरी प्रीत भूल ना जइयो

इस जग में कहीं  भी रहियो॰॰ ओ॰॰ ओ॰॰

ये लहू नहीं है पग में
आशा का लहू बहता है
तुम सुन जो सको तो सुन लो
बह बह के तुम्हें कहता है
आशा को तोड़ ना जइयो॰॰ ओ॰॰ ओ॰॰
मेरी प्रीत भूल ना जइयो
इस जग में कहीं भी रहियो॰॰ ओ॰॰ ओ॰॰

इस लहू को इक दिन सजनी
सिंदूर बनाना होगा
तेरी मांग सजानी होगी
डोली में बिठाना होगा
उस दिन की खोज में रहियो॰॰ ओ॰॰ ओ॰॰
मेरी प्रीत भूल ना जइयो
इस जग में कहीं  भी रहियो
मेरी प्रीत भूल ना जइयो


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.

Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13894

Today is the eighty fourth birth anniversary (9 Jan 1934 – 27 Sep 2008) of singer Mahendra Kapoor. On this occasion today, I present this lovely and haunting song from the 1966 film ‘Naag Mandir’ here on our blog. This song has two versions one sung by Mahendra Kapoor and another sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

‘Naag Mandir’ was directed by Shantilal Soni for Mayurkala Pictures, Bombay. The star cast was led by Mahipal, Vijaya Choudhry and included Indira and BM Vyas.

This movie has six songs, including one multiple version song. Songs for this movie are written by three songwriters – Shiv Kumar ‘Saroj’, Bharat Vyas and Asad Bhopali. This song is written by Bharat Vyas. Music for this movie is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi have given their voices to the songs in this movie. So far three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Not much other information about this movie is either mentioned in HFGK Vol IV or available on other sources.

I became aware of this song around end-eighties, when I started collecting cassettes and also getting compilations of various singers recorded on blank (TDK/Sony) cassettes. In this endeavor I got recorded the Mahendra Kapoor songs on 14.10.1991 and since then this song is there in my collection. I like this song very much and sometimes it automatically come to my lips and I broke into humming it.

When I checked on the blog, I was surprised to note that this was still to be posted. Also, it was only few weeks back that I discovered that this song also has a female version and that too sung by Lata Mangeshkar. There is some difference in the lyrics. Both versions have one common stanza and one different stanza.

Coming back to the songs of Mahendra Kapoor I would like to mention that I like many of his songs very very much. And as and when I have got the opportunity to share his songs I have tried to get them posted on this blog. I am not going into the biographical details of Mahendra Kapoor and the list of his songs in this post today. I will just stop here and leave you with this song to enjoy today remembering him, and his contribution to Hindi Film Music.

Audio (Male Version – Mahendra Kapoor)

Audio (Female Version – Lata Mangeshkar)

Song – Mere Sanam, Sun Mera Gham (Naag Mandir) (1966) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor/ Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Male Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

zindagi ke dukh bharey
ye din kahaan bitaaun
jo na koi gham kare
wo dil kahaan se laaun
sab kuchh hai phir bhi jaise
kuchh nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

Female Version
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mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

jal rahaa hai dil mera
main chup rahoon to kaise
ghut rahaa hai dam mera
main kuchh kahoon to kaise
gham se haden khushi ki jaa mili
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam

kitne din guzar gaye
kismet ko sote sote
kitni umr kat gayi
din raat rote rote
phir bhi to badnaseebi kam nahin
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin

mere sanam
sun mera gham
uljhanen
zindagi ban gayi ee
tu kahin, main kahin
mere sanam
mere sanam
mere sanam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

ज़िन्दगी के दुःख भरे
ये दिन कहाँ बिताऊं
जो न कोई ग़म करे
वो दिल कहाँ से लाऊं
सब कुछ है फिर भी जैसे
कुछ नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

महिला स्वर
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मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

जल रहा है दिल मेरा
मैं चुप रहूँ तो कैसे
घुट रहा है दम मेरा
मैं कुछ कहूं तो कैसे
ग़म से हदें ख़ुशी कि जा मिलीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम

कितने दिन गुज़र गए
किस्मत को सोते सोते
कितनी उम्र कट गयी
दिन रात रोते रोते
फिर भी तो बदनसीबी कम नहीं
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं

मेरे सनम
सुन मेरा ग़म
उलझनें
ज़िन्दगी बन गयीं ई
तू कहीं, मैं कहीं
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम
मेरे सनम


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 : 3458 Post No. : 13876

dekh hamen awaaz na dena
o bedard zamaane. . .

कवि लिख देता है, मौसीकार स्वरबद्ध कर देता है, गायक गा देता है
और फिर,

ये सब चले जाते हैं,
किसी ना किसी ग़म के साथ
यही सदा रह जाती है. . .

देख हमें आवाज़ ना देना
ओ बेदर्द ज़माने. . .

The saga of the filmland, the dizzying ups, and the ignominious lows; the crush of fans and lovers, and the loneliness of the nether years; the happy days of spring of success, and the cold desolate days of the winters of anonymity; the words of love and music, and the silent conversations with the past, waiting for a sound. Such is the tale of many an artist that applied their lives to this film world. The whirl of the merry go round does never stop, but comes a day that one cannot hold on – and then what remains is the nausea, the vertigo of having stepped off a speedy whirlwind.

Chitalkar – a darling of the industry in the 1950s, passed away this day 35 years ago. A time was when there was magic in every film that he touched. Almost a thousand songs (maybe more) just in the Hindi films all the way from early 1940s to early 1970s. Yes, there was music inside this young lad of 17 years when he debuted in the role of the hero in the film ‘Naaganand’ in 1935. Not much details are available of this period. He appeared in lesser roles in some other films in the second half of 1930s. But the next thing one hears is that he is directing music for Tamil films, before moving back to Hindi films as a music director, and be counted amongst the top echelons of music creators in the industry.

Yes, certainly there was music inside this lad. Given the body of work that he has left behind, one needs just to read the list of films, and not even wait to go through the thousand songs that he has composed, to get a feel of the heights his art had touched. He could do “Shyamal Shyamal Baran, Komal Komal Charan” with ease and with matching dexterity, he could also do “Gore Gore, O Baanke Chhore”. He could make the feet dance with “Aplam Chaplam, Chaplaai Re. . .”, and he could have tears roll down with “Kat’te Hain Dukh Mein Ye Din”. He could make the hearts fly with “Bhool Jaayen Saare Gham”, and he could measure the anguish with “Ye Hasrat Thi Ke Is Duniya Mein Bas Do Kaam Kar Jaate”. He could whirl you around with “Shola Jo Bhadke. . .”, and could also bring you to a standstill with “. . . Preet Bani Hai Duniya Mein Mar Jaane Ke Liye”.

There is so much music here, that one wonders upon the journey of life. Maybe just that some are more human than others. . .

The lyrics for this song were sent in by our dear Prakash ji. The song is from the 1970 film ‘Rootha Na Karo’, one the very last few films done by C Ramchandra. The words are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri, and the singing voice is of Asha Bhosle. A pensive song, for which we are unable to locate a video clip. In fact I did a fast forward review of the film available online, but unless I missed it, I am not able to locate the song in the available film. For readers who may have seen this film, the request is to comment on the pictruization of this song.

‘Rootha Na Karo’ is a film from the banner of Nirmal Pictures, Bombay, directed by Sundar Dar. All the seven songs in this film are written by Hasrat Jaipuri. The star cast of the film is led by Shashi Kapoor and Nanda, along with Naaz, Rajendra Nath, Aruna Irani, Sulochana, Lakshmichaya, Jaishri Talpade, Saroj, Shobha, Tuntun, Mirza Musharraf, and Reeta amongst others.

A song of apprehensions – when the love is smooth, the subtle fear of betrayal and loss is always straying around the fringes. And the expressions of heart come out something like this song.

Song – Tumhare Rooth Jaane Se  (Rootha Na Karo) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

la la laa
la la la la lallal laa
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
hmmm hmmm hmmmmm
hmm…hmmm
hmm…hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmmmm

tumhare rooth jaane se
to dil bechain rehtaa hai
jo tumne ae
bewafaai kee
na jaane haal kyaa hoga

tumhare saath chal kar
pyaar ki manzil pe aaye hain
tumharaa haath thaame
pyaar ke saahil pe aaye hain
mohabbat ki fizaaon mein
to hamne tumko poojaa hai
tumharaa naam le kar
pyaar ki mehfil mein aaye hain
tumhare rooth jaane se
to dil bechain rehta hai
jo tumne
bewafaai kee
na jaane haal kyaa hoga

hamein itnaa yakeen hai
tum hum hi se pyaar karte ho
agar hum aah bharte hain
to tum bhi aahein bharte ho
tumhaare do thikaane hain
jahaan par tumko dekhaa hai ae
tumhaare do thikaane hain
jahaan par tumko dekhaa hai
kabhi aankhon mein rehte ho
kabhi dil se guzarte ho
tumhare rooth jaane se
to dil bechain rehtaa hai
jo tumne
bewafaai kee..eee
na jaane haal kyaa hogaa
laa laa laaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल लल्लल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला ला
हम्मम हम्मम हम्ममममम
हम्मम॰॰हम्मम
हम्मम॰॰हम्मम

तुम्हारे रूठ जाने से
तो दिल बेचैन रहता है
जो तुमने बेवफाई की
तो जाने हाल क्या होगा

तुम्हारे साथ चल कर
प्यार की मंज़िल पे आए हैं
तुम्हारा हाथ थामे
प्यार के साहिल पे आए हैं
मोहब्बत की फिज़ाओं में
तो हमने तुमको पूजा है
तुम्हारा नाम ले कर
प्यार की महफिल में आए हैं
तुम्हारे रूठ जाने से
तो दिल बेचैन रहता है
जो तुमने बेवफाई की
तो जाने हाल क्या होगा

हमें इतना यकीं है
तुम हमी से प्यार करते हो’
अगर हम आह भरते हैं
तो तुम भी आहें भरते हो
तुम्हारे दो ठिकाने हैं
जहां पर तुमको देखा है
तुम्हारे दो ठिकाने हैं
जहां पर तुमको देखा है
कभी आँखों में रहते हो
कभी दिल से गुज़रते हो
तुम्हारे रूठ जाने से
तो दिल बेचैन रहता है
जो तुमने बेवफाई की
तो जाने हाल क्या होगा

ला ला ला॰॰॰


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.

In my previous article on the song “Kat Gayi Waadon Mein“, I have talked about Mulkhraj Bhakri, writer, producer and lyricist from the Lahore film industry, who became one of the many victims of the country’s partition in 1947 . In Bombay (Mumbai), due to his hard work, he regained his position in the Hindi film industry. 

In this article, I propose to talk about one more victim of partition who was born with a silver spoon in a Gujarati family settled in Karachi and actively connected with the Lahore film industry in the 1940s. I am not talking about Dalsukh M Pancholi but director, Ravindra Dave who happened to be his nephew. Let me unfold Ravindra Dave’s story.
Read more on this topic…


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.

Remembering Geeta Dutt.

She passed away 45 years ago on 20th July in 1972, brining to close a tumultuous and tragic life, all of 41 years. A voice that held so much promise, and yes, she gave too, so many wonderful gems to remember her by. Just going by the numbers – the decade of 1950s carries close to 850 songs sung by her. And then, in the 1960s, she has recorded less than hundred. And the majority of them belonging to the first half of the decade.
Read more on this topic…


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 – 33
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Unbelievable – that this song is still waiting to be posted.

This gem of a song, a forgotten favorite from the radio listening days. Such a lovely and soulful song, a wondrous melody that enhances the poignancy of the emotions contained within the words. And the words – what an ocean of feelings has been captured and bundled, just within the three phrases of the first line itself,

dil liya. . .     gham diya. . .     kya kiya. . .
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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