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Blog Day : 4233 Post No. : 15442

“Khilaadi”(1968) was directed by Homi Wadia for Basant Pictures Bombay. This “social” movie had Nadia, Dilip Raj, Uma Bhende, Sujata, Sheikh, Suzie, Amarnath, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Vishwas Kunte, Uma Dutt, Dalpat, Habib etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Khilaadi”(1968) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Lala Sattar.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on an actress who I think is Uma Bhende. I request our knowledgeable readers to help confirm/ refute my identification. The actress as well as the gentleman playing the centre of her attention appear ill suited for the roles they were entrusted to play in the song.

PS-Prakashchandra, our inhouse expert advises that the actress is Sujata seducing Dilip Raj.


Song-Sun zara jaane jahaan (Khilaadi)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Lala Sattar

Lyrics

sun zara
jaane jahaan
sun zara

sun zara
jaane jahaan
sun zara
jaane jahaan
pyaara hai ye mausam tu dekh meri jaan
pyaara hai
haaye
sun zara jaane jahaan
sun zara
jaane jahaan
pyaara hai ye mausam
tu dekh meri jaan
pyaara hai
haaye
sun zara
jaane jahaan
sun zara
jaane jahaan

mausam ye pyaara pyaara hai
kitna haseen nazaara hai
kitna haseen nazaara hai
jaane bahaar aa jaao
samjho ye kya ishaara hai
dekho ye kya ishaara hai
ho o ho ho ho
kitna sataaya kitna jalaaya
ban ke paraaya tadpaaya
sun zara jaane jahaan
sun zara
jaane jahaan
pyaara hai ye mausam
tu dekh meri jaan
pyaara hai
haaye
sun zara jaane jahaan
sun zara
jaane jahaan

dil mera seedha saada hai
sarkaar kya iraada hai
bolo ji
kya iraada hai
maana teri mohabbat ka mujhko nasha ye jyaada hai
mujhko nasha ye jyaada hai
ho o ho ho ho
ab kya chhupaana dil ka fasaana
kar ke bahaana aa jaana
sun zara jaane jahaan
haaye
sun zara
ho jaane jahaan
pyaara hai ye mausam
tu dekh meri jaan
pyaara hai
haaye
sun zara jaane jahaan
hoy sun zara
ho jaane jahaan


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Blog Day : 4210 Post No. : 15408

Recently “Baazigar”(1972) was introduced in the blog. But this introduction was rather different. The song that was used to introduce the movie was actually a song from an earlier movie and this song plays in “”Baazigar”(1972) only as a “recording” song. I thought that the music directors of the two movies must be common. But I was wrong. When I checked up, I found that the music team of “Baazigar”(1972) was entirely different from the music team of the songsong discussed.

“Baazigar”(1972) was directed by Thakur Karunesh for Mukul enterprises, Bombay. The movie had Vijaylalita, Roopesh Kumar, Bindu, Kamal Kapoor, Sanjana, Indrani Mukherjee, Jairaj, Dhumal, Birbal, Dinesh Hingoo, Rndhir, Ifthikhar, Samson, Chacha, Suraj Prakash, Kirti Kumar, Surinder Kohli, Master Vijay, Joker (horse), Johny (dog) etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it according to HFGK and all these songs were female solos. All of them are sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song discussed in the blog did not find mention in HFGK.

Here is a song that is actually created for “Baazigar”(1972). This song, like all four songs of the movie, is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on Bindu who is seen performing her thumkas for the benefit of Kamal Kapoor.


Song-Meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani (Baazigar)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghroo toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
maine ae ae chhedi jo dil ki kahaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

ho ke deewaana
keh raha hai dil
hosh mein rehna
aaj hai mushqil
ho ke deewaana
keh raha hai dil
hosh mein rehna
aaj hai mushqil
aai ee ee rang pe raat suhaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

sochta kya hai
maine lahra ke
tera daaman
choom liya hai
sochta kya hai
maine lahra ke
tera daaman
choom liya hai
peehli ee ee baar hui naadaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

bana li manzil
teri baahon mein
chhod ke duniya
do raahon mein
bana li manzil
teri baahon mein
chhod ke duniya
do raahon mein
maine ae ae
pyaar mein ki manmaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
maine ae ae
chhedi jo dil ki kahaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye


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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#1)

Welcome all, to this post which is another of those posts of mine that was planned way back (in February 2019, to be precise)when I presented a song from the 1977 movie ‘Paapi’.

Music for this movie ‘Paapi-1977’ was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Though I had not watched this movie ‘Paapi-1977’, I liked the song that I then presented. Today’s song, also by Bappi Lahiri, came up in the list of suggestions that appeared in ‘YouTube’ with that song.

One comments on YT on this song caught my attention. The comment was about the use of ‘flute & base guitar’ in the today’s song. When I listened to the song I was awestruck. I do not remember to have listened to this song any time before. And also, may be the movie it was from, wasn’t a successful movie this song may have been forgotten easily.

So, it was then that I decided to take up this song for presentation, and was looking for the right occasion. Later on, I decided to send it for posting on 27th November the birth day of composer, singer Bappi Lahiri (sources mentioned him as a dancer, disco musician, and actor and record producer too).

Bappi Lahiri was born on 27th November’1952 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal to Aparesh Lahiri and Bansari Lahiri who themselves were accomplished Bengali singers and musicians. Both his parents also came from Jalpaiguri.

On 27th November’2019 Bappi Lahiri celebrated his sixty-seventh birthday!!!

Today we belatedly wishing him a ‘very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful musical life ahead’.

He made his debut as a singer in a Bengali movie ‘Daadu’ in 1972 and if we considered this first assignment of him in Bangla movie ‘Daadu’ which came to him in 1969 (as told to Anupama Chopra in an interview), this year in 2019 he has completed fifty years in his film-music journey. He has many records on his name and also have been conferred by many many awards till now. And he is still going on – rocking.

The first Hindi movie he composed music was ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’ which came to him in 1971 and this movie was released in 1973.

I was never a big Bappi Lahiri fan, but I was actively considering writing about Bappi Lahiri compositions. The reason behind this was that here in our camp, we were listening to many of his songs (both as a composer and singer) during our regular parties and I realised that these songs were liked by many and they all have good music, particularly the ‘beats’ which people danced and enjoyed a lot. These were mainly the songs from his ‘disco era’.

One of my bosses particularly loved ‘Jeele le jeele le aayo aayo jeele le’ every time ‘bhaai ye gaana zaroor bajaana’. On one or two occasions when he was asking us to play some ‘English’ or ‘Kenyan’ music I brought him back to the songs of ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, ‘Disco Dancer’ or played other Bappi Lahiri songs.

‘Bambai se aaya mare dost’ from ‘Aap Ki Khaatir-1977’ was perhaps the song that first introduced me with the music of Bappi Lahiri. This song was very popular then and was played frequently on radio and loud speakers or in orchestras.

Subsequently I got introduced to songs from ‘Pyaara Dushman-1980’, ‘Armaan-1981’, ‘Waardaat-1981’, ‘Namak Halaal-1982’ etc.
I liked the songs from ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, though I had not watched these movies until now.

I also liked the songs of ‘Disco Dancer-1982’ very much, and I specially remember them because they were played by my friends during the summer vacation of 1983 after our 10th board exams were over.

Bappi Lahiri had composed some nice songs in his pre-‘disco era’ that I was not aware of. Subsequently I have discovered a few such songs and I have shared afew of them on the blog.

For example, songs like ‘Ye naina ye kaajal’ from ‘Dil Se Mile Dil-1978’, ‘Sainyya bina ghar soona’ from ‘Aangan Ki Kali-1979’ etc. were shared by me long back.

After ‘Disco Dancer’ it was ‘Himmatwaala-1983’ which I watched with my younger brothers & cousins in the summer vacations (1983) and I liked few of its songs if not all.

Then there were movies where Bappi Lahiri composed songs for the movies from ‘South’ banners where Jeetendra was the main hero. From these movies I remember, ‘Jaani Dost-1983’, ‘Haisiyat-1984’, ‘Tohfaa-1984’ and of course I like all songs from ‘Sharaabi-1984’.
I also liked some of the songs from ‘Naukar Biwi Ka-1983’ which I watched during my stay at Akola (1983-1985).

I didn’t like the songs from ‘Mawaali-1983’. I liked one or two songs from ‘Justice Chaudhary-1983’. I did not watch these movies.

During 1983-85 when I was studying in 11th-12th standard disco music was ruling the charts in India. But I was more inclined to the golden era of HFM then and Rajesh Khanna movies, so I lost the track of many Bappi Lahiri songs and may be even not liking some of them.

However, I like one or two songs from some of the Rajesh Khanna movies where Bappi Lahiri composed the music for them and which were released from 1984-1984 onwards.
In between during this decade i.e. 1981-1990 and onwards 1990 there are movies where I like some of the songs from the movies where Bappi Lahiri had composed the music for. But I am not listing them here all (and maybe I will be taking them in my posts in future on Bappi Da 😊).

So, for this post when I decided to present this song from the 1980 movie ‘Saboot’ I just thought to a look on the movies released in the decade of 1971-1980 and of which the music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

During the preparation of this list I came across many movies of this period when Bappi Da had created some musical gems, that failed to get popular as the movies failed at the box office. The song under discussion is a case in example. I also realized that I liked many of his songs but I may not have given that much attention to the songs composed by him before the ‘disco era’ or even after ‘1985-1986’.

Like, when I came a across the movie name ‘Ek Ladki Badnaam Si’ which was not released, and looked for its songs, I found that already one of its songs has been posted in a detailed post on Bappi Lahiri by Sudhir ji here.

So, instead of going into the other details I will come back to the list of movies where Bappi Lahiri has given music in the decade 1971-1980 starting in 1973 with ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’. Incidentally this movie was introduced on the blog by ‘yours junior’ 🙂 only.

(Also, I got an opportunity to introduce movies ‘Paapi-1977’, ‘Ek Baar Kaho-1980’, ‘Patitaa-1980’ earlier on the blog 🙂 )

(List of movies (in alphabetical order) – music composer – Bappi Lahiri – 1971-1980)

Sno. Title Year Date of Censor Certificate Lyricist/s
1 Charitra 1973 16.10.1973 Traditional
2 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri
3 Baazaar Band Karo 1974 25.03.1974 Naqsh Lyallpuri, Kulwant Jani
4 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri
5 Chalte Chalte 1976 20.02.1976 Amit Khanna
6 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri
7 Aap Ki Khaatir 1977 07.06.1977 Shaily Shailendra
8 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji
9 Paapi 1977 10.01.1977 Naqsh Lyallpuri, Kulwant Jani, Harendranath Chattopadhyay
10 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri
11 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
12 College Girl 1978 16.03.1978 Bharat Vyas, Dev Kohli, Hasrat Jaipuri, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Verma Malik, S.D.Narang
13 Dil Se Mile Dil 1978 28.08.1978 Amit Khanna
14 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri
15 Tere Pyaar Mein 1978 21.12.1978 Shaily Shailendra
16 Toote Khilaune 1978 10.07.1978 Kaifi Azmi
17 Aangan Ki Kali 1979 15.05.1979 Shaily Shailendra
18 Ahsaas 1979 23.10.1979 Indeevar, Ravindra Peepat
19 Aur Kaun? 1979 05.01.1979 Amit Khanna
20 Do Hawaldaar 1979 06.01.1979 Shaily Shailendra
21 Iqraar 1979 10.09.1979 Kulwant Jani
22 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri
23 Lahu Ke Do Rang 1979 11.09.1979 Farooq Qaiser
24 Shikshaa 1979 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
25 Surakshaa 1979 01.06.1979 Ramesh Pant, Farooq Qaiser
26 Agreement 1980 27.05.1980 Gulshan Bawra
27 Apne Paraaye 1980 04.08.1980 Yogesh
28 Bhulaa Na Denaa 1980 31.10.1980 Amit Khanna, Shaily Shailendra
29 Ek Baar Kaho 1980 03.09.1980 Mahendra Dehlavi, Dev Kohli, Kulwant Jani, Maya Govind
30 Guest House 1980 22.12.1980 Amit Khanna
31 Hamqadam 1980 23.10.1980 M.G. Hashmat
32 Morchaa 1980 08.05.1980 Ramesh Pant, Farooq Qaiser
33 Manokaamnaa 1980 01.12.1979 Indeevar
34 Patitaa 1980 11.11.1980 Anand Bakshi
35 Pyaara Dushman 1980 10.10.1980 Anjaan, Indeevar, Kulwant Jani
36 Qismat 1980 18.08.1980 Amit Khanna
37 Saboot 1980 29.02.1980 Amit Khanna
38 Taxi Chor 1980 18.08.1980 Anjaan
39 Ek Ladki Badnaam Si 1971-1980 UR Kulwant Jani

‘Saboot-1980’ was directed Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay for ‘The Bharat Pictures, Madras’

It was presented by Abbasi Brothers. It was produced by Raaj Baweja and G.H. Navani.

It had Navin Nischol, Vidya Sinha, Kaajal Kiran, Om Shivpuri and Prem Chopra.

Vinod Mehra makes a friendly appearance in this movie.

While the other cast includes Padma Khanna, Rajendranath, Paintal, Narendranath, Mohan Sherry, Sudhir Dalvi, Amar Mrudulla, Roopesh Kumar, Gauri Varma, Maruti, Mohan Choti, Trilok Kapoor, Rajkishore, Raj Mehra, Darshan, Rajan Kapoor, Sunder Tinea, Moolchand, Sheikh, Jugnu, Birbal, Albela, Azad.

Story of this movie was written by J.K. Ahuja, and Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri wrote the dialogues. Screenplay was written by Kumar Ramsay.

Bal Korde was the editor of this movie and Shyam Ramsay was his co-editor.

This movie had total five songs (including one multiple version song) written by Amit Khanna. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar, Bappi Lahiri gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.02.1980 with restricted viewing certificate.

With today’s song ‘Saboot-1980’ makes its debut on the blog.

There is one more song in this movie ‘Jeena bhi koi jeena hai, jab tak tera saath nahin’ which sounds familiar to me and I listened to it and liked it too. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar and is multiple version song.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song where in Kaajal Kiran is lip syncing to Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. The song is picturised on Kaajal Kiran and Navin Nischol who seems to be a little hesitant first to the invitation from Kaajal Kiran, but surrenders in the end of the song.
Kajal Kiran or Sunita Kulkarni (her real name) which I became aware only recently celebrated her sixty-first birth anniversary on 18th October (born on 18.10.1958).
She became famous with her debut in ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin-1977’. And after that went on to act in many movies but none of them got the level of ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’. And very few of them were successful to an extent. She retired from the movie scene in around end eighties.

Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay the famous of the seven Ramsay brothers jointly directed this movie. F.U. Ramsay the famous Producer was their father.
Kumar Ramsay, Keshu Ramsay, Arjun Ramsay, Gangu Ramsay and Kiran Ramsay are the other five brothers among the seven Ramsay brothers.
They mainly produced and directed ‘Horror’ movies starting with ‘Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche-1972’.

Tulsi Ramsay (born on 29th July’1944) passed away last year on 13th December 2018. He directed many movies and also Producer, Production Designer and Writer.
Shyam Ramsay (born on 17.05.1952) who passed away recently on 18th September 2019 was also director of many movies other than that he was also Producer, editor and writer for many movies.
I think both of them also jointly directed many movies or many movies had the director name as ‘Ramsay Brothers’. I am not mentioning more about the films they produced or directed, because that will require another detailed post.

Coming back to today’s song, the lyrics are by Amit Khanna and music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. This lovely song is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar…

Video

Audio

Song-Dooriyaan sab mita do (Saboot)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
O o o o
O o

Dooriyaan aan
Dooriyaan Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

Laa laa laa laa aa
Laa laa
Laa aa aa

Tum zaraa bheego
Ham zaraa bheegen
Rim jhim gaati phuhaaron mein
Naa tum bolo
Naa ham bolen
Baat ho bas yoon issharon mein
Aaj ki raat
Tum naa daro o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

Meri zulfen
Meraa aanchal
Sab kuchh hai
Piya tere liye
Teri baahen
Teri nigaahen
Sab kuchh hai piya
Mere liye
Aaj ki raat na aahen bharo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

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

दूरियाँ आँ
दूरियाँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
जाने कि बात
अब ना करो ओ
जाने कि बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो

ला ला ला ला आ
ला ला
ला आ आ

तुम ज़रा भिगो
हम ज़रा भीगें
रिम झिम गाती फुहारों में
ना तुम बोलो
ना हम बोलें
बात हो बस यूं इशारों में
आज की रात
तुम ना डरो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो

मेरी जुल्फें
मेरा आँचल
सब कुछ है
पिया तेरे लिए
तेरी बाहें
तेरी निगाहें
सब कुछ है पिया
मेरे लिए
आज की रात न आहें भरो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो


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 : 4053 Post No. : 15184

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 9
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Ah ha, even this song. 🙂

The film is ‘Alag Alag’ from 1985. Repeating an iconic song from the 1969 film ‘Aradhna’. And surely, the important thing to note is that the repeat would have involved no negotiations etc. The director, Shakti Samant, and the song writer Anand Bakshi, are the same. The producer of ‘Aradhna’ is Shakti Samant, and the producer of ‘Alag Alag’ is Rajesh Khanna, who incidentally appears in both the films. The music director of ‘Aradhna’ is SD Burman, and the music director for ‘Alag Alag’ is his son, RD Burman. I would believe that getting permission to repeat this song would have been quite easy. 🙂

As I checked out the the earlier posted original song (on 13 Jan, 2013) I notice that this repeat song is already identified by Sadanand ji in a comment posted on 31st Oct last year. And so, this song found its entry on the blog via this series. Well, for one, it is not listed in the Geet Kosh. That is the interesting part. There are seven songs listed for this film, and the singers listed against each one. The name Kavita Krishnamurthy, the singing voice of this version of the song, does not appear against any of the listed songs. Then, in the footnote, there is compiled list of playback singers given, which includes Kavita’s name, indicating that she has sung something for this film. If one does not view the film, and is not aware of this repeat performance of this song, one will keep wondering why does Kavita Krishnmurthy’s name appears in the list of playback singers, when she has not lent her voice to any song.

The 1985 film ‘Alag Alag’ is produced by Rajesh Khanna and Kusum Narula, under the banner of Aashirwaad Films International, Bombay. With this film, Rajesh Khanna made his debut as a producer in the industry. A small anecdote is noted – that Kishore Kumar did not accept any payment for his singing assignments in this film. He said that he felt indebted to Rajesh Khanna and ‘Aradhna’ for catapulting his career to a new high, and this being Rajesh’s first film as a producer, he would sing for him without accepting any payments.

The star cast of this film is listed as Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Sushma Seth, Gita Siddhartha, Urmila Bhatt, Anjana, Raj Rani, Rajesh Puri, Subiraj, Asit Sen, Bharat Bhushan, Bhagwan, Satyen Kappu, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Vikas Anand, Manmauji, Manik Dutt, Sunil Dhawan, Kamal Kanchan, Anoop, Pratap, Surendra, Shyam, Mohit, S Chavan, Gurubachan, with special appearance by Bindu and friendly appearances by Om Prakash and On Shivpuri.

Briefly, the story of this film is,

Tina Munim is a village belle, whose only dream in life is to marry a rich man. She comes to Bombay, meets Rajesh Khanna, and mistakes him for a rich man. When he reveals that he is not a rich man, but is a struggling singer looking for work in the film industry, she dumps him. Later in the film, we find out that he is actually a rich man’s son, who is out on his own, because his parents do not appreciate his desire to be a singer. The next set of events brings Tina to the home of Shashi Kapoor, who is a doctor and is widowed. Pursuing her goal with the single minded devotion, she now attempts to become his wife, This song is placed in the film at this juncture, as she tries to woo him.

The rest of the story is quite intertwined. Shashi Kapoor actually treats Tina Munim as a daughter. Rajesh comes to the doctor to get a false disability certificate as a reference. Tina meets him, confronts him and exposes him. Rajesh leaves, then is involved in an accident in which he loses his voice. He rejoins his family. Shashi Kapoor passes away on account of some illness. Tina is back on the road. With the help of his mother, Rajesh tries to promote Tina as a singer, without letting her know. They meet again, but Rajesh leaves because of his disability. Tina mistakes this to be that Rajesh hates her. And on goes the storyline, inching towards a happily ever after and a miraculous restoration of voice etc. 🙂

We come to this repeat song with a difference. So far in this series, most of the songs that have been reused, are presented as the original recording – barring “Babul Mora. . .” and “I Am A Disco Dancer“, which have been re-recorded in different singing voices. Today’s song also belongs to this latter group – that it is also a re-recorded version and not the original. The original, of course is Kishore Da, and in this female re-rendered version, the singing voice is Kavita Krishnamurthy.

You will notice that Tina’s attire in this song is quite similar to Sharmila’s in the original. An interesting repeat this one is. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Song – Roop Tera Mastaana, Pyaar Mera Deewaana  (Alag Alag) (1985) Singers – Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Female Voice + Male Voice

Lyrics

roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

raat nasheelee
mast samaa hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
raat nasheelee
mast sama hai
aaj nashe mein
saara jahaan hai
haay sharaabi mausam behkaaye
ae ae ae ae
roop tera mastaanaa
pyaar mera deewaana
bhool koi humse na ho jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये

रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
रात नशीली
मस्त समां है
आज नशे में
सारा जहां है
हाय शराबी मौसम बहकाए ए ए ए ए
रूप तेरा मस्ताना
प्यार मेरा दीवाना
भूल कोई हमसे न हो जाये


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Blog Day : 4011 Post No. : 15118

“Ummeed”(1971), though described as a 1971 release in HFGK, appears to be a movie of early 1960s, which for some reasons was released late. This movie was directed by Nitin Bose for Rajan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Joy Mukherji, Leela Naidu, Tarun Bose, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Hazara Singh, Parashram, Husaain, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ramesh, Laxmi Chhaya, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Jankidas, Sabita Chatterji, Tunyun, Agha etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have already been covered.

Today is the birth anniversary of Bimal Roy (12 july 1909- 8 january 1966). Bimal Roy directed some memorable movies like such as Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh, Bandini etc. All these movies are already YIPPEED in the blog.

Bimal Roy was also associated with some other movies in different capacities. For instance, he had edited “Ummeed”.

As a tribute to the famous Bimal Roy, here is a song from “Ummeed”(1971). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on Madhumati, with Tarun Bose playing the seductee.


Song-Thhodi si aur pee le (Ummeed)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair wallah
haaye
thhodi si or pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah
khair sallah haaye
thodi si aur pee le

kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahar tere kadmon mein aayi hai
kismat ne aaj teri mehfil sajaai hai
fasle bahaar tere kadmom mein aayi hai
milti hai kisko aisi rang rangeeli raat wallah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah haay haay
thhodi si aur pee le

shola hai tere aage
shabnam ko bhool ja
aaj apne hosh kho de
har gham ko bhool ja
saaqi se le le tu ik jaam badhaa ke haath wallaah
thhodi si aur pee le
o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
thhodi si aur pee le

har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
har shai pe aaj teri daulat ka raaz ho
kal kya ho kaun jaane
jo kuchh ho aaj ho
jeene ka maja lele maan le meri baat tu wallah
haay
thhodi si or pee le o rangeele
phir allah hi allah
phir allah hi allah
allah hi allah khair sallah
haay
thodi si aur pee le


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Blog Day : 3882 Post No. : 14908

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Blog Day : 3830 Post No. : 14836

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho

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

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


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

Blog Day :

3822 Post No. : 14824 Movie Count :

4053

Missing Films of 1960s – 89
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The year that we are currently exploring is 1970. And I am surprised to be coming across so many films that at least I have not been familiar with. It would have been the period that listening to the radio would have already started. However, this film does not ring a bell at all.

The film that I introduce today is ‘Sau Saal Beet Gaye’. The obscurity of this film can also be estimated by the fact that even HFGK does not contain many details about this film. It contains a partial list of songs, and very little other information about the film itself. The banner name is identified as Natraj Productions. The lyricist name is listed as Indeewar, and the music director is identified as Usha Khanna.

Now, however, the film is available online. I reviewed the credits and gathered the following additional information. The star cast of the film is Ashok Kumar, Helen, Raj Mehra, Sajjan, Iftekhar, Pratima Devi, Chaman Puri and Mukri. The screenplay and dialogues are written by Ashok Kumar himself. The producer is Madan Chopra and the director is given as two names, indicating a duo – Ved-Madan. Possibly Madan is the same as the person identified as the producer.

I did not view the film in detail, only did a quick fast forward scan. Very interestingly, the lead romantic pair in this film is Ashok Kumar and Helen. The story is about two lovers meeting across the boundaries of life and death – in two different births. Quite familiar you might say. Yes, more than a handful of films come to mind that are based on this story outline.

Anyway, details in another post, maybe. Today’s song is a stage dance song performed by Helen. The male companion in this clip is not identified – most likely an unfamiliar junior artist who just appears in this song in the film. Helen works for a theater company owned by Iftekhar, who is the cousin brother of Ashok Kumar in the film. At the end of this song, Ashok Kumar and Helen are introduced, ostensibly for the first time, but there appears the first glimmer of a familiarity. And onward, the story unfolds.

The lyrics are from the pen of Indeewar and the music is by Usha Khanna. The singing voice is Asha Bhosle. A peppy and fast paced fun number that introduces Helen in this storyline. A Helen song is always a treat, and this one is no less. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Brahmchari Ji, O Brahmchari Ji  (Sau Saal Beet Gaye) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
hum hain tumhare pujaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

ye dikhaawa hai ye bhes utaaro ji
reh ke duniya mein duniya sanwaaro ji
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
ye dikhaawa hai ye bhes utaaro ji
reh ke duniya mein duniya sanwaaro ji
bhatko na ban mein tum
thehro ji mann mein tun
preet meri deewaani tumhaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

insaan marte hain marti nahin aasha
yahaan har dil hai bas pyaar ka pyaasa
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
insaan marte hain marti nahin aasha
yahaan har dil hai bas pyaar ka pyaasa
duniya na thukraao
khud ko na tadpaao
mujhko dekho khushi hoon tumhaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

har kisi ko
kisi ki zaroorat hai
ye hi duniya mein jeene ki surat hai
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
har kisi ko
kisi ki zaroorat hai
ye hi duniya mein jeene ki surat hai
palken to kholo ji
kuchh hum se bolo ji
aarzoo ho tumhen to hamaari
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
hum hain tumhare pujaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
हम हैं तुम्हारे पुजारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

ये दिखावा है ये भेस उतारो जी
रह के  दुनिया में दुनिया सँवारो जी
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
ये दिखावा है ये भेस उतारो जी
रह के  दुनिया में दुनिया सँवारो जी
भटको ना बन में तुम
ठहरो जी मन में तुम
प्रीत मेरी दीवानी तुम्हारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

इन्साँ मरते हैं मरती नहीं आशा
यहाँ हर दिल है बस प्यार का प्यासा
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
इन्साँ मरते हैं मरती नहीं आशा
यहाँ हर दिल है बस प्यार का प्यासा
दुनिया ना ठुकराओ
खुद को ना तड़पाओ
मुझको देखो खुशी हूँ तुम्हारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

हर किसी को किसी की ज़रूरत है
ये ही दुनिया में जीने की सूरत है
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
हर किसी को किसी की ज़रूरत है
ये ही दुनिया में जीने की सूरत है
पलकें तो खोलो जी
कुछ हमसे बोलो जी
आरज़ू हो तुम्हें तो हमारी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
हम हैं तुम्हारे पुजारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी


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.

Blog Day :

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Recently, I came across one of the interesting topics of discussion about the ‘ghost’ singers of Hindi film industry in an editorial in October 1945 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine. I reproduce below some relevant portion of the discussion for the purpose of the article:

Outside the film industry, very few people seem to know what the ‘ghost’ singers of the screen earn per month. Many people are under the impression that music is still a cheap commodity in the motion picture world and can be purchased with paltry payments. Whatever be the actual quality of the film music from purely classical point of view, the silly, insipid music which Indian film producers usually give, cost them anything from Rs,400/- to Rs.1000/- per song and very often merely for the singing voice apart from the cost of orchestration and recording.

Amir Karnataki, a popular ‘ghost’ singer charges Rs.1000/- per song which require an hour for the rehearsal and two hours for recording the song. India’s best musicians (singers) – man or women – never earned so much money even during 24 hours of non-stop singing. There are many ‘ghost’ singers in the film industry. Some of the prominent ones like Zohra Jaan (Ambalawaali), Shamshad, Zeenat, Naseem Akhtar and Rajkumari should be earning Rs.8000/- to Rs.10000/- per month in good season. Amir Karnataki’s monthly earning should be colossal the way we find selling her voice to all and sundry pairs of lips on the screen.

The editorial has further estimated that with the number of films produced in a year, assuming an average of 9 songs per films, the total cost of music during a year comes to about Rs.6,50,000 with an average payment of Rs.500/- per song. This amount is shared by a dozen female playback singers and about half a dozen male playback singers, most of whom, according to the editorial, are rotten singers.

The editorial smacks of the jealous attitude towards the popular playback singers of that time. I have, however, brought this out for a different reason. If the producers thought that these were the popular playback singer those days and deserved such kind of payments, then why did producers refrain from giving them publicity to add value to their films in terms of creating the audience’s interest ?. Names of playback singers did not appear in the credit titles of the films until sometime early 1950s. Based on a few cases which I had come across, I guess, the song pamphlets of the films of the 1930s and the 40s may have mentioned mostly the names of the actors on whom the songs were picturised. So the playback singers during these times remained really the ‘ghost singers’ without any official identity with the films’ music. But why did they remain ‘ghost singers’?

The concept of ‘ghost singers’ has to be seen in the background of how the music in sound films evolved in its early stages. During this stage, actors were required to sing the songs on themselves in the films. Although the playback system was introduced in 1935 in Calcutta and in 1937 in Bombay, the system got well-established only in the early 1940s. However, the convention of giving credit to the actors as singers either in their own names or in the names of the roles they performed on the screen continued in most cases well into the end of the 1940s. The convention created a lot of problems in the latter years in identifying the so called ‘ghost singers’ especially for those who had interest in listening to the songs of pre-golden era period of Hindi film music. It was only after Lata Mangeshkar became a force to reckon with in the sphere of playback singing in early 1950s, the system of giving credit to playback singers both in the credit titles of the films as well as on the gramophone record labels was put in place.

It is in the context of identifying the playback singers and also music directors/lyricists that Har Mandir Singh ‘Hamraaz’ of Hindi Film Geet Kosh has rendered yeoman service in documenting the Hindi film music up to 1985. The process of documenting the Hindi film music – especially of 1930s and 1940s are an on-going process as we still come across many songs of these periods where playback singers, lyricists and music directors have not been identified.

Recently, I came across 4 rare songs of an obscure film ‘Mohini’ (1947). All the songs are very melodious. However singers for the songs have not been identified. There were three lyricists – Bekal, Sarshar Sailani and Raj Hashmi and two music directors – Lachhiram Tamar and Bhai Lal. But the individual songs were not identified with any one of the lyricists and music directors.

It was so frustrating for me for not being able to formally identify those associated with four melodious songs of the film. So I contacted Sudhir ji for help in identifying at least the singers of the songs. Though he had all the four songs in his collections, none of them were tagged. So he contacted one of his collector-friends who identified not only Munawwar Sultana as singer for all the four songs, but also confirmed that all the four songs were composed by Lachhiram Tamar. I am thankful to Sudhir ji and his friend for the help.

‘Mohini’ (1947) was produced under the banner of Mahindra Pictures, Lahore and was directed by Mahindra Gill. The star cast included Chand Kumar, Mahapara, Pran, Roofi, Nazar, Niranjan, Baby Shamshad etc. The film had 7 songs.

I am presenting the first song from the film,’meri mast aankhon se aa pee bhi le’ sung by Munawwar Sultana to appear in the Blog. As mentioned earlier, there were three lyricists and the song writer for this song has not been identified. The song was set to music by Lachhiram Tamar. The prelude music of the song would give an impression that the song belongs to the music style of early 1950s.

Enjoy this ‘Aankh’ song with ‘masti’.

With this song, ‘Mohini’ (1947) makes a debut in the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Meri mast aankhon se aa pi bhi le (Mohini)(1947) Singer-Munawwar Sultana, MD-Pt Lachchiram

Lyrics

o o o
jeenewaale
pee bhi le
pee bhi le
pee bhi le
o o o
jeenewaale
pee bhi le
pee bhi le
pee bhi le
meri mast aankhon se
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
meri mast aankhon se
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le

lutaayi huyi zindagi laayi hoon
lutaayi huyi zindagi laayi hoon
laayi hoon
bebasi ki hansi
laayi hoon
laayi hoon
bebasi ki hansi
laayi hoon
bol kar aaj saahab mein tere liye
bol kar aaj saahab mein tere liye
ye aahon bhari zindagi laayi hoon
ye aahon bhari zindagi laayi hoon
zindagi ka sahaara hai hi kya
zindagi ka sahaara hai hi kya
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
meri mast aankhon se
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le

meri yaad dil ko sataati thhi jab
kya tujhe
yaad hai
yaad hai
aankhon(?) ke baat
yaad aati thhi jab
kya tujhe yaad hai
yaad hai
yaad ho ya na ho
ab aa bhi jaa
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
meri mast aankhon se
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le
aa pee bhi le


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 : 3623 Post No. : 14441

After completing the recording, Mukesh had commented – people will remember you for this song. He was talking to the music director, and was expressing his emotions having just rendered a beautiful composition. The music director – Daan Singh. The song – “Wo Tere Pyaar Ka Gham” (from the film ‘My Love’ (1970)). Prophetic words, in some ways, yes, because this song is still on the list of favorites of the lovers of this music. But does everyone remember Daan Singh in connection with this song – I am not sure.

A composer with a huge talent, which was matched in his lifetime only by the immense neglect with which the industry has treated him. He had blessings from maestros like Khemchand Prakash and Anil Biswas, but the tinsel world in Bombay did not welcome him enough. The tracks from the unreleased film ‘Bhool Na Jaana’ (c 1965) should have been a sign for any discerning producer concerned with the quality of music in his films. But it was not to be so. Daan Singh spent a few frustrating years in Bombay, and then returned to Jaipur, and continued to work at the AIR Jaipur station.

A career that talks of just maybe five films. ‘Bhool Na Jaana’, mid sixties, unreleased; ‘Toofaan’, 1969, a Dara Singh action film; ‘My Love’, 1970, a romantic story with big name stars – Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore – did not succeed at box office; ‘Bawandar’, 2000, in the final edit, all songs went off screen, and the music remained just on the album; ‘Bhobar’, 2011, Rajasthani film, one song.

And then, on June 18, 2011 itself, he passed away after a brief illness – unsung, un-acknowledged. A sad conclusion, especially when one has heard his creations. Seven years have passed – we honor and remember him on this day.

Today’s song is from the 1969 film ‘Toofaan’. Although an action/adventure film for the B-grade circuit, the music of this film simply great. Here is a soft romantic number sung by Asha Bhosle. The lyrics are written by Akhtar Romani. On screen, the song is performed by actress Anita, who is attempting to entice and seduce Dara Singh, probably in preparation for the arrival of other members of the gang.

Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Husn Mein Bhi Hai Nasha  (Toofaan) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Daan Singh

Lyrics

husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha
peene waale dekh pee ke
farq hai donon mein kya
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

ye adaayen ye nazaare
ye lachak ye shokhiyaan
tujhko masti mein pukaare
koi tera meharbaan
aag ye tu ne lagaai
aag ye tu hi bujha
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

aaj dil behke to behke
hosh ka mat naam le
aaj dil behke to behke
hosh ka mat naam le
do ghadi madhosh reh ke
bekhudi se kaam le
khud bhi pee aankhon se meri
aur mujhko bhi pila
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

aaj har parda utha de
tujhko chaahat ki kasam
aaj har doori mita de
tujhko teri hi kasam
main bana doon husn tujhko
ishq tu mujhko bana
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha
peene waale dekh pee ke’
farq hai donon mein kya
husn mein bhi hai nasha
jaam mein bhi hai nasha

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

हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा
पीने वाले देख पी के
फर्क है दोनों में क्या
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

ये अदाए एं ये नज़ारे
ये लचक ये शोखियाँ
तुझको मस्ती में पुकारे
कोई तेरा मेहरबाँ
आग ये तु ने लगाई
आग ये तू ही बुझा
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

आज दिल बहके तो बहके
होश का मत नाम ले
आज दिल बहके तो बहके
होश का मत नाम ले
दो घड़ी मदहोश रह के
बेखुदी से काम ले
खुद भी पी आँखों से मेरी
और मुझको भी पिला
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा

आज हर पर्दा उठा दे
तुझको चाहत की कसम
आज हर दूरी मिटा दे
तुझको तेरी ही कसम
मैं बना दूँ हुस्न तुझको
इश्क़ तू मुझको बना
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा
पीने वाले देख पी के
फर्क है दोनों में क्या
हुस्न में भी है नशा
जाम में भी है नशा


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