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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 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.

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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films : 34
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‘Jalsaghar’ [(1958), Music Room] was Satyajit Ray’s third film (4th film in terms of the date of release). After the box office failure of his second film, ‘Aparajito’ (1957), Satyajit Ray decided to make a popular film which would cater to the taste of Bengali audience. ‘Jalsaghar’. the short story of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay was the basis for the film which had the popular subject of the declining fortunes of zamindars (landlords) who patronized arts and music. So, there would be scope for songs and dances which would attract the audience.

But how could a director of the stature of Satyajit Ray succumb to make a commercial film whose heart was attuned to making the intellectual films? So, the net result was that when ‘Jalsaghar’ (1958) shooting was completed, the popular subject of declining aristocracy became a serious subject. The popular music associated with such subject was turned into the hardcore Hindustani classical songs and a classical dance. In other words, the film took the shape of an artistic film and won the National Film Award, 1959 for the best feature film in Bengali.

It took quite a long time to search for a dilapidated palace in West Bengal for shooting the film. At last, someone from Murshidabad suggested Nimtita Rajabari in Murshidabad which suited well as a palace for a zamindar whose fortunes are on the decline. It was a great coincidence that later on, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay revealed to Satyajit Ray that his short story was inspired by landlord Upendra Narayan Chaudhury who stayed in Nimtita Rajabari. His descendants have now settled in Kolkata.

The film is available for viewing on one of the video sharing platforms in 10 parts with English sub-titles. While watching, I felt that the original film may have been edited to some extent. However, the continuity of the story seems to have been maintained. The film’s story is set in the mid 1930s and centres around Chhabi Biswas in the role of an aged music-loving landlord. He is present in almost all the frames of the film. Rest of the main actors like Padma Devi, Gangapada Bose, Tulsi Lahiri, and Kali Sarkar have subsidiary roles. The story as depicted in the film is as under:

Biswambar Roy (Chhabi Biswas) is an aged feudal landlord who lives in his dilapidated palace on the banks of a river. He has lost his wife, Mahamaya Devi (Padma Devi) and the only son, Khoka some years back when their boat capsized in the river during a storm. He has lost much of the land-holding due to the soil erosion created by the river. He has only one servant, Ananta (Kali Sarkar) and the Estate Manager (Tulsi Lahiri) to his company besides his horse and an elephant. To maintain his status as an aristocratic landlord, he indulges in lavish spending and pleasures like hosting concerts in his music room, high quality drinks etc. Much of his assets including the remaining land and jewelries have been mortgaged or sold.

While old Biswamber is resting in his room reminiscing his golden days as a wealthy landlord, Mahim Ganguly (Gangapada Bose), his neighbour and a neo-richman, visits the palace to invite him to attend his son’s thread ceremony. While Biswamber declines to attend giving an excuse that because of his old age, he has stopped going out of his palace. But this event reminds him of his son’s thread ceremony which he had conducted in pomp and show worthy of a landlord which included a grand firework in the night followed by a musical concert in his jalsaghar (music room) where all his guests were served choicest drinks. He also remembers that in the same night, his wife resented his spending on concerts too, by mortgaging her jewellery.

Biswamber also remembers that he had arranged a next musical concert on the day his wife and son were to return to the palace after the visit to her mother’s place, to celebrate the new year. This was also to show his might to his new-rich neighbour, Mahim even though for this, Biswamber had to sell some of his antique furniture and some more jewellery. While the concert was in the mid-way, he got the news that his wife and the son drowned in the river while returning on a boat.

After the death of his wife and son, Biswamber has been living in the palace alone with a servant to attend to him. His music room has remained locked for many years. He has become a recluse. He is in no mood to accept his neighbour Mahim’s personal invitation to attend his newly constructed house-warming ceremony and a dance concert. But it reminds him of his music room which has been closed for years. He orders his servant to open it at once. He spends some time inside the music room reminiscing of his glorious days.

In order to spite his neighbour, Biswamber decides to organise a dance concert of a famous kathak dancer from Banaras for which he spends his last cash reserves of Rs.500 for refurbishing his music room, arranging drinks to his guests and giving his last of the precious stones as a gift to the dancer. After the concert, though he has become almost bankrupt, a drunk Biswamber is very happy that he could effectively replicate his past glory to spite his neo-rich neighbour, Mahim.

However, as the night progresses, he observes that one by one the candles in the chandeliers of his music room are getting over, making the room dark. A frightened Biswamber linking the candle light-off to the end of his own life, calls his servant, Ananta who apprises him that the dawn is approaching. He would open the windows and the sunlight would make the room brightened. As the morning sun rises, in his last show of grandeur of his aristocracy, Biswamber mounts his favourite horse and rides at a faster pace away from the palace. But he is thrown out of the horse and dies at the banks of the river – the same river which is also responsible for the erosion of his land and the death of his wife and son.

The moral of the story is that though Biswamber knows that his fortunes are on the decline, he is not ready to adjust to the reality of the situation. Every effort is made to maintain his lavish spending even in the background of facing the adverse financial position. There is no need to compete in terms of prestige with the neo-rich, Mahim who has improved his economic condition by his business acumenship. On the other hand, Biswamber should have taken the clues from Mahim to diversify into some other business ventures. In both the cases – the decline of Zamindars and the emergence of non-Zamindar neo-rich, Satyajit Ray has very well explored human psychology of showmanship.

The highlight of the film is the superb performance by Chhabi Biswas in the role of an aged landlord. The entire film lies on his shoulder. It may be worthwhile to note that in reality, actor Chhabi Biswas belonged to an aristocratic family. He has personally witnessed the downfall of aristocracy. With this background, it comes naturally to him to perform his role of a falling aristocrat. In fact, there is so much of a genuineness in his performance that those who have watched the film would sympathise with him at the end of the film notwithstanding the fact that it is his ego and the false prestige which are responsible for his downfall.

One of the scenes in the film which I liked the most is when Biswamber enteres his jalsaghar (music room) for the first time after keeping it locked for some years. He spends about 5-6 minutes inside jalsaghar without any dialogue and the background music, observing each and every item – portraits of his forefathers, each and every chandeliers, furniture and fixtures etc. This scene reminds me of a similar scene in ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959) when an aged Guru Dutt visits his studio and glances the entire studio, reminiscing of his glorious days as a successful director. He touches the camera and sits on his director’s chair in the dark studio never to get up.

Satayjit Ray has used the camera as well as the expression and gestures of the main actors to move forward the story of the film more than the dialogues. My guess is that of 100 odd minutes of the film, the dialogues in the film would have cumulatively consumed not more than 40 minutes. Ustad Vilayat Khan has used mainly Sitar and Flute for background music which goes well with the ambience of the palace as well as the genre of the story.

Like ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959), ‘Jalsaghar’ (1958) had also the same fate of failure at the box office. The reviews of the film after its release in India were mostly adverse. It was only after a couple of years when the film was released in the US and the UK, it received a cult status. Over a period of time, the film has been one of the widely discussed classic films of Satyajit Ray like ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). In June 2018, the film was shown in the Siri Fort Auditorium, the only Indian classic film shown at Navras Duende World Film Festival.

‘Jalsaghar’ (1958) has two songs – both rendered in Hindustani classical raags. In addition, the film also has the 8-minute of Kathak dance by Roshan Kumari, the daughter of playback singer, Zohrabai Ambalewaali. I am presenting a traditional thumri ‘bhar bhar aayi mori ankhiyaan piya bin’ rendered by Begum Akhtar. The song is picturised on Begum Akhtar herself up to say 01:45 of duration. Thereafter, the actress singing the song is different until Begum Akhtar surfaces again towards the end of the song. However, the entire duration of the song is rendered by Begum Akhtar. The Thumri was set to music by Ustad Vilayat Khan.

The background of the song is that Biswamber Roy remembers his olden days when after the thread ceremony of his son, he had arranged a concert in the night in his jalsaghar where all the guests had been served with drinks. All the money spent for the event was raised by selling his wife’s jewellery.

The director’s camera captures many other details while the singer is rendering the Thumri. The camera pans over the entire jalsaghar to show the grandeur of the music room. The camera also captures other subsidiary activities simultaneously going on, both physically and mentally. The camera focuses on Chhabi Biswas who is shown to be listening very intensely. But behind the intensity, he is also thinking something else as his eyes remain static, probably remembering many such music soirees of the past. His neighbour, Gangapada Bose is inhaling snuff but at the same time, he is embarrassed as to whether any of the guests has noticed his action. The camera also captures him in trying to control his sneeze following inhaling the snuff and thereafter searching for a glass of drink.

This film, in my view, is a ‘must see’ for those who believe the films as the director’s medium and also for the excellent performance of Chhabi Biswas as an aged landlord.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bhar bhar aayi mori ankhiyaan piya bin (Jalsaghar)(Bangla)(1958) Singer-Begam Akhtar, MD-Ustaad Vilaayat Khan

Lyrics

aaaaaa
aaa aa aa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaa aa
aaaaaaaaa aa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aa aa
aa aa aa aaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa aa
aa aa aaaa aa aaaa
ae bhar bhar aayin mori ankhiyaan
piyaa bin
bhar bhar aayin mori ankhiyaan
piyaa bin
bhar bhar
bhar bhar aa………yin
bhar bhar aa………yin
aa aa aa aaa aaa
ae ae ae
bhar bhar aayin aa aaa
bhar bhar aayin mori ankhiyaan
piya bin
bhar bhar aayin
bhar bhar aayin
aa……yi
aa……yi mori ankhiyaan
bhar bhar aayin mori
bhar bhar aayin mori ankhiyaan
piya bin

ghir ghir aayin…een een een…… een een
ghir ghir aayin..een kaari ee ee badariya aa aa
ghir ghir aayi..ee
aa…..aa….yi
ghir ghir aayin
o o ghir ghir
ghir ghir aa..yin een kaari ee badariya
dharkan laagi mori chhatiyaan
piya bin
dharkan laagi


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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.

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Sai Paranjpye has so far directed 8 feature films in Hindi. She has written story and script for all these films. Each of these films has some interesting background as to what prompted her to make those films. In this article, I am covering her film ‘Saaz’ (1997) which was produced by Amit Khanna under the banner ‘Pulse Films’ of the Plus Channel of which he was the managing director during 1989-2000.

Sometime in 1995-96, Plus Channel decided to produce some ‘middle-of-the-road’ films. Directors like Shyam Bengal, Basu Chatterjee, Sudhir Mishra, Aruna Raje, Gautam Ghosh and Sai Paranjpye were enlisted to direct  such genre of films which resulted in the release of films, ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996), ‘Gudgudee’ (1997), ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahi’ (1996), ‘Bhairavi’ (1996), ‘Gudia’ (1997) and ‘Saaz’ (1997), respectively.

Shabana Azmi had worked with Sai Paranjpye in ‘Sparsh’ (1980) and ‘Disha’ (1990). As per Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’ (2016), one day Shabana came to her with a proposal on behalf of Plus Channel to direct a film with a woman-oriented story in which she would like to work. Sai Paranjpye accepted the proposal. The subject of sibling rivalry in the professional fields had attracted Sai Paranjpye but she had not thought of making a film on the subject. With this proposal, she thought as to why not make a film on sibling rivalry.

We are aware that there have been many instances of sibling rivalries – be in epics, history, business, media, industrial houses etc in India where there was thin line of difference between the professional and personal rivalries. According to Sai Paranjapye, sibling rivalry of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle is unique in the sense that their personal relationship by and large has remained intact over the years in the midst of their professional rivalry. And Sai Paranjpye wanted to bring this uniqueness in the film.

When Sai Paranjpye worked on the script of the film, she realised that the film was leaning towards making of a biopic on Asha Bhosle. She felt uncomfortable to make a film on such a script involving the personal lives of the siblings. Furthermore, she has no acquaintance with both the sisters.  The idea of making a film depicting Asha Bhosle was, therefore, dropped. However, in the revised script, the main theme of two playback singing sisters were kept in mind with some twists in the stories just to segregate her story from the real life story of Lata and Asha Bhosle. However, a couple of events which actually happened during the lives of  Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar were incorporated as they were in the public domain, written by those who had witness those events.

The star cast of ‘Saaz’ (1997) included Shabana Azmi, Aruna Irani, Parikshit Sahani, Raghuveer Yadav, Ayesha Dharker, Zakir Hussain, Amar Talwar, Brijbhushan Sahani, Bhupen Hazarika etc. The story, script and dialogues were written by Sai Paranjpye who also directed the film. The film was mostly shot around Mumbai. Some last part of the film were shot in Seychelles.

The film was certified by the Censor Board on 31-12-1996. But film failed to get release in theaters. The reason is stated to be the ban put by the Theater Owners Association on the exhibition of films produced by Plus Films due to the non-payment of arrears of rent from Plus Channel to some theater owners. I am not aware whether the film was released in the theater after this ban. Probably, the film got released later on TV.  It was only after reading some parts of the script of the film published verbatim in Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book referred to above that made me to watch the film. I am pleasantly surprised to note that she has handled the theme of sibling rivalry of playback singing sisters very delicately and objectively. There are some poignant moments between the two sisters which are very heart-touching.

The film’s story has been told in a flash-back mode during Bansi’s (Shabana Azmi)’s sessions with a psychiatrist played by Parikshit Sahani. She needed this treatment as she has lost the will to sing after the death of Hemang Desai (Zakir Hussain) with whom she was in love and would have married him. In all her sessions, Bansi reveals events from her childhood to playback singing career as to how she was always played second fiddle to her elder sister. How she broke the relationship with her didi for 10 years due to snatching of her chance to sing on India’s Independence Day at Delhi. But after the sudden death of her elder sister, Bansi feels guilty of depriving  her elder sister of spending time with her daughter.  Towards the end of the film, Bansi gets a good news that her daughter has won the award as a promising playback singer. This pleasant news makes Bansi to sing live in front of the audience in Seychelles. The tape of her singing is sent to psychiatrist who comes at the airport to receive her and announces that she does not need any more treatment. So his relationship with Bansi as a doctor and a patient is over. Instead, he wants now to be her friend. The films end with both them walking together out of the airport.

In my view, this film is not one of the best among the films Sai Paranjpye has directed. Probably, in trying to make the film different from that of the sibling rivalry of Lata and Asha Bhosle, too many characters were introduced. As a result, about last one hour of film does appear some disconnect from the first part of the film which has some brilliant stamp of Sai Paranjpye. However, I feel that she has succeeded in creating sympathy of the audience for the younger sister without their malice towards the elder one.

In keeping with the subject of the story, ‘Saaz’ (1997) has as many as 11 songs (including a multiple version song). Songs are written by Javed Akhtar which have been set to music by 4 music directors – Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bhupen Hazarika, Raj Kamal and Yashwant Deo. The reason given by Sai Paranjpye for multiple music directors is that since sisters are playback singers working with different music directors, the songs in the film should reflect the different style of music direction. Two of the music directors, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Bhupen Hazarika also acted as music directors in the film.

Out of the 11 songs of the film, 3 songs have been covered in the Blog, all by Peevesie’s Mom. I am presenting the 4th song from the film which is a multiple version song. The song is “Baadal Ghumad Badh Aaye”. The male version of the song is sung by Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy sings the female version. Both the versions of the song are set to music by Yashwant Deo in Raag Megh-Malhar. In the credit titles of the film, only Javed Akhtar’s name appears as a lyricist. But in reality, both the versions of the song have been written by Sai Paranjpye. There is an anecdote as to why Sai Paranjpye had to write the lyrics of the song as revealed by her in her Marathi book referred to above.

Javed Akhtar has written all the songs except the one under discussion which was last to be written. Despite repeated reminder, Javed Akhtar could not write the song. Yashwant Deo who was to set the song to music had booked the recording room and taken the dates of Suresh Wadkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy. All the musicians were also booked for the date of recording. Now only two days had left for the recording of the song but both the version of song’s lyrics was not yet ready. Just one day before the song recording date, it came to light that Javed Akhtar has gone to Khandala with a film producer. The cancellation of recording of the song would have entailed a huge loss and also the shooting schedules would have been affected entailing further loss.

Yashwant Deo mentioned to Sai Paranjpye that even if he gets the song in the morning of the song recording date, he can manage somehow to complete the rehearsals and record the song at the appointed time at noon. Sai Paranjpye came home at night and completed the lyrics of two versions of the song, foregoing her sleep. In the morning, she handed over the lyrics to Yashwant Deo and recording of the songs took place as schedule.

On return from Khandala on the next day, Javed Akhtar was shocked to learn that the songs have already been recorded. He got annoyed on Sai Paranjpye.  After 3-4 days, an executive from Plus Films came to her asking for her lyrics which Javed Akhtar wanted to read. He took lyrics to Javed Akhtar. There was no further development which meant that Javed Akhtar had no issue with the lyrics. On this issue, Shabana Azmi remained neutral.

Javed Akhtar won the National Film Award for the best lyrics in ‘Saaz’ (1997).

It is not an easy task for a novice to write lyrics based on Hindustani classical raags. The choice of words shows that Sai Paranjpye has hold over Sanskritised Hindi. For the first time, I have heard the word kanakalankrit bhor (dawn of golden colour). While the male version of the song is reflective of the onset of the rains, the female version of the song signals the end of the rains and the sun is shining giving a dawn of hope. This is symbolic for the resurgence of playback singing career of Bansi (Shabana Azmi) after she lost her will to sing.

Suresh Wadkar version of the song is pictuirsed on Raghuveer Yadhav who has played the role of a father of singing sisters, Mansi and Bansi. The picturization of the song is based on a true story in the life of Dinanath Mangeshkar who had gone to the house of Vishram Bedekar (Marathi and Hindi film director) in the midnight, drenched under heavy rains to borrow money to quench his thirst for alcohol. Bedekar taunted him by saying that it did not behove well for such a great artist to beg for money. Dinanath Mangeshkar retorted by impromptu singing a bandish in Raag Megh-Malhar and after completing the bandish, he took money from Bedekar as a present for his rendering.

Enjoy both the version of the songs in the backdrop of the approaching monsoon season.

Video (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Audio (Suresh Wadkar Version)

Video (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Audio (Kavita Krishnamurthy Version)

Song – Baa..dal Ghumadh Badh Aaye (Saaz) (1997) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Sai Paranjpye, MD – Yashwant Deo

Lyrics

Suresh Wadkar Version

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye

baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..o..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye..e
 
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
ghanghor
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
ghan barsat utpaa..aa..aa..t
aa aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa 
ghan barsat utpaat pralay kaa
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baa…dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa…dal ghumad baddh
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baa..dal ghumad
baa..dal ghumad
baa…dal ghumad baddh aa..aa..aa..ye

Kavita Krishnamurthy Version

baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
baa..dal ghumad baddh aaye
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
kaali ghata ghanghor gagan mein
andhiyaara chahun o..or
ghan barsat utpaat pralay ka
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
pyaasa kyon manmo..or
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
baadal baras ab maun bhaye
 
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
prajawalit gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
gagan mein
ravi ujjwal prajawalit gagan mein
kanakaalankrut bho..or
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
jai ghosh gagan kaa..aa..aa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jai mangal jai ghosh gagan kaa
shubh utsav chahun o..or
shubh utsav chahun o..or
baa..dal baras ab maun bhaye
baa..dal baras
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
baadal baras ab maun bhaye..ae
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
baadal baras
baadal baras
baadal baras ab maun bha..ye..ye


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

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4215

Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 7
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By now, I must have watched/heard about 20 Hindi songs from the Bangla films of 1950s-1970s. I have a feeling that there may be a few more Hindi songs in Bangla films which I have yet to explore.

A question came to my mind as to why some Bengali film directors have fascination to incorporate Hindi songs in Bangla films. Is it something to do with realism or the personal preferences of the film directors? After watching some of the videos of the Hindi songs in Bangla films, I have come to the conclusion that it is for the realistic depiction of the situations in the films. Almost, all the Hindi song situations in Bengali films that I have so far watched, belongs to semi-classical genre. The Hindi song situations mostly comprises of mujra dances, a teacher of Hindustani classical vocalist rehearsing with his student, actors in the role of Hindustani classical vocalists giving stage performances etc.

Today, I am presenting a semi-classical traditional dadra, ‘jiya mein laagi aan baan’ from the Bangla film ‘Atithi’ (1965). The film directed by Tapan Sinha is based on a short story of the same title by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The dadra set in raag Gara has been sung by Meera Banerjee whose name I heard for the first time. A search on the internet revealed that Meera Banerjee was Hindustani classical vocalist belonging to Patiala Gharana. A brief profile of Meera Banerjee culled out from an article in ‘The Hindu’ July 5, 2012 issue is presented below:

Vidushi Meera Banerjee (28/03/1930 – 28/06/2012) was born in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh). Her father, Shailendra Kumar Chatterjee was a musicologist who gave her the initial training in music. Later she was trained by Pandit Chinmay Lahiri. She became the listed artist of All India Radio at the age of 14.

Pandit Harishchandra Bali of Jalandhar (see my note below) who was the Guru of Meera’s father saw her potential as a vocalist and gave her training in some rare bandishes composed by him. From 1950 onward, Meera Banerjee became the disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and remained so until his death in 1968.

Meera Banerjee attained the status of one of the prominent Hindustani classical vocalists in the genre of Khayal and Thumri in the 1950s. She participated in the National Programme of Music and other musical festivals in India. She travelled abroad as a part of cultural delegation of Government of India to give performances in various countries. She had won numerous awards for works.

In 1957, she married Pandit Prasoon Banerjee, also a Hindustani classical vocalist who also became the disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

At the later stage of her life, due to poor health, she stopped giving public performances. Meera Banerjee left for her heavenly abode on June 28, 2012 in Kolkata.

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Note : Pandit Harishchandra Bali is the same person as H C Bali who was the music director for about 25 Hindi films during 1930s and 40s. His disciples included Pandit Amarnath Chawla, Husnalal and Bhagatram.

Probably, this may be the only song Meera Banerjee sang for a film. In the film, the song has been partially picturised as part of a medley of three songs which follows one after another. The situations in the film seem to be many families travelling in boats. While the first song is a dadra, the second is a folk song and the last one is the Bangla song.

This dadra song in raag Gara is in the traditional lyrics which was first recorded in 1916 in the voice of Gauhar Jaan. Later, many prominent Hindustani classical singers have rendered this dadra including Meera Banerjee and Rasoolan Bai in a more elaborate way. The music director for the film was Tapan Sinha.

Video Clip (Partial):


Audio Clip

Song-Jiyaa mein laagi aan baan (Atithi)(Bangla)(1965) Singer-Meera Bannerji, MD-H C Bali

Lyrics

aaaaaaaan aa
aaaa..n baaaa..n
aaaa..n baaaa..n
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein
jiya mein laagi aaaa..n baaaa..n
jiya mein laagi aaaa..n baaa..n
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan
o pyaari chitwan aa ??
jiya mein basi kaise phansi
jiya mein basi kaise phansi
aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan
jiyaa…aa mei…n laaa..gi
aan baan re
aan baan
aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan

pairan laagi jhuk ke saiyyan
pairan laagi jhuk ke saiyyan
koi na meherbaan saiyyan
koi na meherbaan saiyyan
tum bin mohe kal na pade
tum bin mohe kal na pade
tumhre kaaran jaa..gi re
tumhre kaaran jaa..gi
aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan baan
jiya mein laagi aan

1965


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Blog Day : 4107 Post No. : 15258

“Gunjan” (1948) was a Nalini Production movie. It was directed by V Desai. The movie had Trilok Kapoor, Nalini Jaiwant, David Abraham, Pande, Balraj Sahni, Veena Kumari, Purnima, Narmada Shanker etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. hree of these songs have been covered.

Here is the fourth song from “Gunjan” (1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Nalini Jaiwant. S R Saaz is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ashok Ghosh.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Nalini Jaiwant herself who was not only the leading lady of the movie but also the producer of the movie. Nalini Jaiwant is considered an occasional singer but she has sung this song like an accomplished singer. This song is arguably the best of all the Nalini Jaiwant songs that she has sung in HFM.


Song-Jal barsaaye nainwa man mein kaisi aag lagi(Gunjan)(1948) Singer-Nalini Jaiwant, Lyrics-S R Saaz, MD-Ashok Ghosh

Lyrics

aa
jal barsaaye nainwa
man mein kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi
kyun aa gayi jawaani mujhpar
liye dukhon ka haar aar
gaya kahaan wo bhola bachpan
kit gayen laado pyaar
uljhan mein hai jaan phansi
phir ye kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi

aa aa
main samjhi thhi prem kali se
mahak uthhegi kyaari
jaane ekaaek hua kya
kali bani chigaari
hey
ghar ke deepak se ghar jalta hai
dhuaan nikal na paaye
ae
ghut ghut kar marti abla sa
nikle na munh se haay
uljhan mein hai jaan phansi
phir ye kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi
man mein kaisi aag lagi ee
man mein kaisi aag lagi


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

Blog Day :

4037 Post No. : 15161 Movie Count :

4164

Hullo to all in Atuldom

I simply love this app called YouTube on the internet, and when Rajaji reads this he will agree that YouTube is a lovable app. This app has a feature whereby after you finish seeing a video or song, it suggests similar songs which might match what you have just seen in genre etc. And it gives some very good suggestions.

A few days back I was seeing the video of a song from the 1980s’ movie “Utsav”. I was seeing the Suresh Wadkar song “saanjh dhaley gagan taley” as I was trying to zero in on a song for Suresh Wadkar’s birthday. At the end of that song this song began playing. I was floored by the rendition by the female singer on the stage. This was a song I had never heard before inspite of it being from a Prakash Mehra movie that I was aware of. The said song is from the Farha Naaz- Sanjay Dutt- Sumeet Saigal- Rohan Kapoor & Pran starrer “Imaandaar” (1987) which was directed by someone called Sushil Malik.

This movie had Anjaan, Maya Govind and Prakash Mehra as lyricist and Kalyanji Anandji as music composers. And I felt that this will be the perfect song to wish Suresh Ishwar Wadkar on his birthday. It is a semi-classical song with two female singers – Sadhana Sargam and Alka Yagnik singing with Suresh Wadkar. All the three singers have great voices, control over ragas and raginis. The song just sounded so divine and I was sure that all those who complain, that songs of the 80s lacked in melody and was all disco only, will definitely appreciate the song.
And then I heard the song again on the audio link available on YouTube and noted the lyrics and found it difficult to note down the ‘swaras’ that occur in the song as they are rendered at a faster ‘taal’ than the rest of the song.

The song was just growing on me and so I looked up for its video which is easily available. And Then The Anti-climax occurred. It made me feel I should not have seen the video. My first reaction was who in his sanest of senses would give this kind of choreography to this lovely song. That it was filmed almost on the lines of a disco that is a stage show was bad and to make things worse we have Sanjay Dutt on stage.

Here I shall make it very clear that I am not against Sanjay Dutt the actor, only that I was never his fan. In the 80s when he made his debut, almost parallel to Kumar Gaurav there was a clear divide among the young females as to who was a better actor/ looker. Kumar Gaurav won on the looks front and Sanjay Dutt had his followers who felt he was the better actor. And as things stand now after all these years Kumar Gaurav has vanished and Sanju baba (his pet name) is still around and going strong and he has just turned 60 last week on 29th July. So this song can serve as an example of how he used to be.

But let us keep prejudices aside and enjoy this Kalyanji Anandji creation for the melody that Suresh Wadkar, Sadhana Sargam and Alka Yagnik pour into our ears.

Here is wishing Suresh Wadkar on his 64th birthday. Suresh Wadkar -who made his Bollywood debut with Rajshri Pictures “Paheli” in 1977 under Ravinder Jain and followed it up with “seene mein jalan” in “Gaman” in 1978 under Jaidev. He has various awards from different state organisations but the Filmfare has eluded him inspite on record number of nominations.
So here is the song.

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-More ghar aaye sajanwa (Imaandaar)(1987) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Sadhana Sargam, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Maya Govind, Prakash Mehra, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
All

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
o o o o o
aa aa aa
dh ani sa nee sa
(am not able to catch the swar here)
o o o
o o o o
o o o o o

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
daal daal kooke koyaliya
daal daal kooke koyaliya
mann mayur naache aanganwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

ang ang chhalke madhu madira
ang ang chhalke aeeee
o o o
ooooo
oooooo
ooooo
ang ang chhalke madhu madira
chhede chhailwa madir nainwa
chhede chhailwa madir nainwa
jhoom jhoom dole re mannwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

mitwa aaa mitwa aa
mitwa aaa mitwa aa
mitwa aaa mitwa aa
tu kahaan
bin meet mera dil soona
bin preet mera dil soona
bin meet mera dil soona
bin preet mera dil soona
re mitwa
tu kahaan
tu kahaan

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

na koyi humdam na humsafar
na dilruba na koyi dilbar
na koyi humdam na humsafar
na dilruba na koyi dilbar
dhoondh rahee hai meri nazar
dhoondh rahee hai meri nazar
mil jaaye kahin koyi
mitwa aa
mitwa aa
mitwa aa

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa

ho sapna dekhu har pal yahi
apna mujhko keh de koi
sapna dekhu har pal yahi
apna mujhko keh de koi
aisa bhi din aaye kabhi
aisa bhi din aaye kabhi
mil jaaye kaheen koyee
mitwa aa
mitwa aa
mitwa aa

more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
daar daar kooke koyaliya
mann mayur nachein aanganwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
more ghar aaye sajanwa
sa sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
sa dha ma sa sa sa
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la

sa sa sa dha ma sa
la la la la la la
sa re re ga ga ma ma dha ni ni sa
sa re re ga
la la la la la la la la
sa ni sa ni dha
la la la la la la la la
ga re ga re sa
la la la la la la la la
sajanwa
aaja ghar aaja re mitwa
aaja ghar aaja re mitwa

sa sa sa sa sa sa
ni ni ni ni ni ni
sa sa sa sa sa
sa sa sa sa sa
(again unable to catch the swar)
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Ni dha ma dha ni
Sa sa sa sa sa
Aaaaaa aaaaa


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 : 3904 Post No. : 14958

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 22
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This day, ten years ago, the songs that we were listening to are listed below,

 

Dukh Ke Ab Din Beetat Naahin Devdas 1935
Antam Fantam Chhod De Babu Hum Sab Chor Hain 1956
Hai Kali Kali Ke Lab Par Lala Rukh 1958
Jaa Re Beimaan Tujhe Jaan Liyaa Private Secretary 1962
Dil Ki Girah Khol Do Raat Aur Din 1967
Apni Aadat Hai Sabko Salaam Karnaa Pyaar Deewaana 1972

 

Six songs were posted, six films represented. Over the past 10 years, four of these films have completed their run of songs – ‘Devdas’ (1935), ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958) and ‘Raat Aur Din’ (1967).

For the remaining two films, the score card says –

‘Private Secretary’ (1962) – 4 songs posted out of total 7 listed, and
‘Pyaar Deewaana’ (1972) – 2 songs posted out of total 8 listed.

So in preparation for the Ten Year Challenge post for today, as I started to scan the remaining songs of these two films, I had to stop right at the first song that I checked, for I knew it has to be this one today. The song is a stage dance song from the film ‘Private Secretary’. The listing in the Geet Kosh is not fully informative, because the song title listed is actually the lead in verse to the song. The burden of the song comes later, and it was not apparent when I read the song title. But when I played this song – my goodness, I am amazed that a song of this caliber has been lying unnoticed for all these years. That is the reason for the urgency in my mind to post this.

This song was frequently heard on the air waves during the radio listening days, and so it is a very familiar and a favorite song from that time. After the leading verse, as soon as Lata ji starts to croon “O O O Saanwre. . .”, I just sat up straight with surprise – my God, this song, this lovely melody. Not yet posted. Hiding where all these years. And I knew it has to get posted right away.

The film ‘Private Secretary’ is produced under the banner of Radiant Movies, Bombay and is directed by Chander. The cast of actors is listed as Ashok Kumar, Jaishri Gadkar, NA Ansari, Mohan Choti, Poornima, Raja Gosavi, Neelam, Jerry, TN Sinha, Manohar Geer, Raj Kumar, Ravi Khanna, Kashi, CN Kapoor, Athawale, and Umakant. The seven songs listed are all from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music is composed by Dilip Dholakia. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar.

The song is performed by Jaishree Gadkar on screen, as a stage performance. In the beginning of the song, we can see Ashok Kumar and Mohan Choti as part of the audience. A wonderful song and an equally wonderful performance – the song merits to be on the list of best dance songs.

Listen to this charming melody. And tell me. Did you have the same reaction as I did?

Song – O Saanwre, Aa Ja Pyaar Liyei  (Private Secretary) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

pee ke daras ko tarse akhiyaan
bin saawan ke barse akhiyaan

kit gaye rasiya
o mann basiya
kaa se mann ki
boloon re batiyaan

aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
milne ki pyaas liye
ek yahi aas liye
baithi rahoon main subah shaam re
ooo ooo ooo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
dil ko bichhaaya hai
dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
din jaaye raat aaye
dil se na aag jaaye
saanson mein goonje tera naam re
oo oo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
oo oo saanware

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी के दरस को तरस गई अखियाँ
बिन सावन के बरसे अखियाँ

कित गए रसिया
ओ मन बसिया
का से मन की
बोलूँ रे बतियाँ

आssss आsssss आssss आsssss
आsssssss आsssss आsssss आssssssss
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
ओ ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
मिलने की प्यास लिए
एक यही आस लिए
बैठी रहूँ मैं सुबह शाम रे
ओ ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिल को बिछाया है
दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिन जाये रात आए
दिल से ना आग जाये
साँसों में गूँजे तेरा नाम रे
ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ ओ ओ सांवरे


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 :

3827 Post No. : 14831 Movie Count :

4055

Missing Films of 1960s – 90
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

What a wonderful gem of a song this one is. The memory banks hold this from the radio listening days. Such a beautiful semi-classical creation, and also very popular in its time – I am amazed it has waited so long in the wings to make its place here on our blog.

The film is ‘Harishchandra Taramati’ from 1970. It is produced under the banner of Kala Mandal, Bombay and is directed by BK Adarsh. Star cast of this film is listed as Pradeep Kumar, Jaimala, Boby, BM Vyas, Jeevan, Shyama, Madan Puri, Tiwari, Bela Bose, Bipin Gupta, Helen, Madhumati, Jaishri Talpade, Tuntun, Sapru, Manorama, and Mehmood (Junior) etc.

The seven songs of this film are all written by Virendra Mishra and the music is created by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. The singing voice in this song is Lata ji, supported by chorus.

As I am checking the films from 1970, I came across this film, but it did not ring any bells at first. The mind is more familiar with the other film of same name from 1963, whose songs are penned by Kavi Pradeep. But then, as I checked the list of songs in this film, the mind sat up with a jerk when I read the title line of this song. All I could think of then was – WOW.

This song is such an exquisite creation, and such a pleasurable experience to listen. The opening verses simply capture the heart,

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa

For reference purposes, I checked the Raag-o-Pedia compiled by Shri KL Pandey. The listing informs us that this song is composed using three Raags – Bhairavi, Khamaaj and Malkauns.

As I started this post day before yesterday, I did not have access to the video of this song. Keen to know on whom this song is picturized, I started searching for this film. It turned out that although this film is more recent vintage than similar named films from 1952 and 1963, yet this one is more rare in terms of availability. After some messages exchanged with my other collector friends, I was able to secure the video clip of this song from one of them. The clip is not of good quality; it appears that it has been extracted from a VHS tape that has been over used. I have now uploaded this clip. Despite the poor quality, one can make out that this dance song is filmed on Helen, and a group of supporting dancers, and that Pradeep Kumar is the sole audience of this performance.

In the film, Pradeep Kumar plays the lead role of Raja Harishchandra. Sage Vishwamitra, who is jealous of his fame of truthfulness and righteousness, resolves to test the limits of Harishchandra’s good attributes. As the first step, he sends Menaka, the apsara from swarg lok to woo and enchant Harishchandra. Regulars will recall that Menaka is the same apsara whom Indra, the king of swarg lok, had sent to disturb the penance and meditation of Vishwamitra. In that episode, Vishwamitra had lost the battle, and was swayed by Menaka’s enchanting beauty. Now, he sends the very same apsara to sway the sensibility of Harishchandra. In the film, this episode is presented as a dream sequence.

Just listen to this song, as it makes its way through multiple ragas, all coming together for such a perfect listening experience. A wonderful re-discovery.

(Audio)

(Video)

Song – Rimim Jhimimwa, Suno Balamwa  (Harishchandra Taramati) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Virendra Misra, MD – Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

ho oo oo oo
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
naram garam hui saram
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
tum jo miley
mujhse tum jo miley
arre haan tum jo miley
to main kisi
pyaar bhare gaaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

dhadhkan ka phool khila
ho khila
ho khila
manwa
manwa
manwa ke taal mein
hansti hai jal ki pari
ho pari
ho pari

machhuye ho machhuye ke jaal mein
he he ri haiyya ho ho ri
he he ri haiyya ri
ho ho ri haiyya haiyya ri
aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
ek lehar
uthi jo ek lehar
arre haan ek lehar
tair tair main tumhaari naao mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

ma dha ni dha
sa ga ma ga ma ga sa ga ni dha

mann mo..ora doley hai
mann mo..ora doley hai
un bole naam se
mann mora mora doley hai
un bole naam se..ey..ey
pehli pehchaan hai
satrangi shaam se..ey..ey..ey..ey
daiyya ri daiyyaa
ma ga ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
ni sa ni ni dha dha ma ma ga
ga sa
dha ma ga sa
ni dha ma ga sa
ta ni dha ma ga sa
dha ma ni dha ma ga
ga ga ma ga ma dha
ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
main kya karoon
kaho ji main kya karoon
arey haan main kya karoon
aayi preet paayaliya paaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

parbat pe gaaon mera
ho mera
ho mera
ghaati
ghaati
ghaati mein chhanv hai
chhaaya mein hai nadi
ho nadi
ho nadi
nadiya mein
nadiya mein naav hai
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
chhammak chhaiyya ri
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
aaaa aaaa aaaaaa
bin chaley hi
dagari bin chaley hi
arre haan bin chaley hi
bin chaley hi
main madhur padaav mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
तुम जो मिले
मुझसे तुम जो मिले
अरे हाँ तुम जो मिले
तो मैं किसी
प्यार भरे गाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

धड़कन का फूल खिला
हो खिला
हो खिला
मनवा
मनवा
मनवा के ताल में
हँसती है जल की परी
ओ परी
मछुए हो मछुए के जाल में
हे हे री हइय्या हो हो री
हे हे री हइय्या री
हो हो री हइय्या हइय्या री
आs आs आssss
एक लहर
उठी जो एक लहर
अरे हाँ एक लहर
तैर तैर मैं तुम्हारी नाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

म ध नी ध
स ग म ग म ग स ग नी ध

मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से
मन मोरा मोरा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए
पहली पहचान है
सतरंगी शाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
दइय्या री दइय्या
म ग म ध नी स
ध नी स
नी सा नी नी ध ध म म ग
ग स
ध म ग स
नी ध म ग स
त नी ध म ग स
ध म ग नी ध म ग
ग ग म ग म ध
म ध नी स
ध नी स
ध नी स
मैं क्या करूँ
कहो जी मैं क्या करूँ
अरे हाँ मैं क्या करूँ
आई प्रीत पायलिया पाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

परबत पे गाँव मेरा
हो मेरा
हो मेरा
घाटी
घाटी
घाटी में छाँव है
छाया में है नदी
हो नदी
हो नदी
नदिया में
नदिया में नाव है
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
छम्मक छईय्या री
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
आss आss आsssss
बिन चले ही
डगरी बिन चले ही
अरे हाँ बिन चले ही
बिन चले ही
मैं मधुर पड़ाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3683 Post No. : 14585

18th August is the birthday of another veteran of Bollywood. She has been around from the age of 8 beginning as a child star in ‘Gunga Jumna’ (1961). She has been awarded the filmfare best supporting actress award twice and also the Life Time Achievement award. I am here talking of Aruna Irani. She turns 64 today.

Here is a song on the occasion which presents her in a different style from her usual dancing self. Also a thing to be noted is that in this clip, they have used visuals from black and white movies especially from the days when Madhubala and Dilip Kumar were a hit pair. Plus another thing that struck me was the chemistry between the two leading actresses – Shabana Azmi and Aruna Irani (playing the elder sister). The story line is somewhat based on the life of the two famous singing sisters in the industry – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

‘Saaz’ was produced and directed by Sai Paranjpe in 1998.  Jaaved Akhtar is the lyricist. This particular song is Zakir Hussain’s composition. It is sung by Devaki Pandit.

Happy birthday to Aruna Irani.

Song – Phir Bhor Bhayee Jaaga Madhuban (Saaz) (1997) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Zakir Hussain

Lyrics

mmmmmmm

aaa aaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaa aaaaaaa

phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi jaaga madhuban
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phir mehki hawa
phir behki hawa
phoolon se mili phir koi kiran
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir mausam ras chhalkaane laga
phir kaliyon mein rang aane laga 
phir koi nadi balkhaane lagi
phir koyal mann me gaane lagi 
phir goonja mere mann ka aangan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi

phir geet hawa mein ghulne lage
phir bol suron mein dhulne lage
phir raagini machli saanson mein
phir shehad ghula aawazon mein
phir jhoom utha yeh neel gagan
aaa aaaa aaaa
phir bhor bhayi jaga madhuban
phir bhor bhayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मम्मम्ममम

आss आss आsssss
आssssss आsssssss

फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फिर महकी हवा
फिर बहकी हवा
फूलों से मिली फिर कोई किरण
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई

फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर मौसम रस छलकाने लगा
फिर कलियों में रंग आने लगा
फिर कोई नदी बलखाने लगी
फिर कोयल मन में गाने लगी
फिर गूँजा मेरे मन का आँगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई

फिर गीत हवा में घुलने लगे
फिर बोल सुरों में धुलने लगे
फिर रागिनी मचली साँसों में
फिर शहद घुला आवाज़ों में
फिर झू उठा ये नील गगन
आss आss आsssss
फिर भोर भई जागा मधुबन
फिर भोर भई


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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 : 3679 Post No. : 14571

 

[Dated 06 Aug, 2018]

Yesterday I was NOT on earth, for more than four hours . Now I know how joyful it will be in Heaven. I was a VIP guest at Jaidev’s 100 year Birthday celebration organised by by Hariharan and Chhaya Ganguli. I had full one and a half hours on back stage with artists and even was given a centre first row seat.

During that heavenly program Jaidev’s creations were presented by Hariharan, Penaaz Masani, Vibhavari Joshi,  Mahalakshmi Iyer and Suresh Wadkar.  Many luminaries like Shivkumar Sharma, Amol Palekar, Ashit Desai (who conducted the 20 piece orchestra for all the singers) etc talked about their association with Jaidev.

Penaaz Masani surprised everybody by singing a non-film, hardly heard composition written by the great poet Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar ji – a segment from his mahakavya ‘Urvashi’.  She interjected every stanza with the translated English poetry written by Khushwant Singh.

It may not be popularly known that Jaidev – the underrated genius composer, probably the best of our times, has composed literary pieces from poets like Ghalib and Kabeer to Harivanshrai Bachchan, Mahadevi Varma, Jaishankar Prasad, Maithilisharan Gupt and Ramdhaari Singh ‘Dinkar’.

I present today Jaidev ji composition of a renowned literary work – a lovely melody for Ramdhaari Singh Dinkar’s legendary opus – ‘Urvashi’. Unfortunately this partial composition, rendered by S. Janki remained unheard as the project got shelved and never completed. Jaidev truly was the Literary Composer.

In my khazaana I have a video of Jaidev ji in his own voice talking  about how he composed ‘Urvashi’ and the subsequent singing by S Janki – popularly and aptly called Lata from South India.

Enjoy this enchanting NFS, by listening to the song – you will want to listen to it repeatedly.

[Editor’s Note: ‘Urvashi‘ is a legendary lyrical drama, which is written by one of the greatest poets of modern India – Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. This creation was first published in 1961. This is a long play in 5 acts. It deals with the subject of beauty, love and passion, and the goes much beyond the superficial in exploring the depth of the quest for the truth behind the male-female union in this creation. The basis of this lyrical storytelling is the love saga of Urvashi and Pururava.

Urvashi is an apsara from swarg lok. As per the pauraanic texts, she appeared during the churning of the ocean – सागर मन्थन – the joint endeavour of the devatas (demigods) and the asuras (demons) in the quest for अमृत – the nectar of immortality. In another narrative, it is stated that when Narayan Rishi was doing penance and meditation in the Himalayas, Indra, the king of demigods, afraid for his throne, sent a group of apsaras to disturb his penance. Narayan Rishi became incensed, and to show Indra his powers, created a most beautiful apsara by simply stroking his chest (ur – ‘उर’), whose beauty surpassed the combined attraction of all the ones sent by Indra. Since she was created from the उर of Narayan Rishi, her name became Urvashi.

Pururava is the primeval male personality of the chandra vansh – the Lineage of the Moon (in which after many generation, Lord Krishna also appears as an incarnation). As per the Puraanas, at the beginning of creation, Manu and Shraddha, the original primal man and woman created by Brahma, called upon Vashisht Rishi to perform a yajna (यज्ञ) for begetting a child. Manu wanted a son to be born, and Shraddha wanted a daughter. As the outcome of this yajna, a duaghter was born. On seeing the disappointment on the face of Manu, Vashisht Rishi gave a boon and turned the daughter into a son. He was named Sudyuman (सुद्युम्न). When he grew up, once he went to a forest for hunting. Unknown to him, the forest was cursed, and he was not supposed to enter it. Being in the presence of that curse, he reverted to his original female form, and now he/she was named Ila (इला). In good time, Ila was married to Budh, the son of Chandrma, and from their union, a child was born who became the first generation of the chandra vansh. He was named Pururava.

In metaphysical terms, Urvahsi represents the epitome of the eternal female of this creation, and Prururava is the representation of the eternal male. Pururava is of the earth, and he desires for the pleasures and gratifications of the swarg lok. Urvashi is of the swarg lok, and with an innate and natural certainty, wants to partake the pleasures of the earth. She descends from the heavens to the earth and the two share a relationship of love. Urvashi is a representation of unbridled desires and passions, but having descended from the heavens, she is free from inner conflict and struggles. Pururava represents the earthly persona who is distracted and inconvenienced by a multitude of disturbing vibrations (रव).

In this lyrical creation, Dinkar explores the depth of the quest in a man-woman relationship. The thesis expounded is that inside a man, there is another level of existence of a man, beyond the physical. And the same holds true for the woman. Their longing for each other is a pursuit of seeking out this inner existence within each other. Their quest does not end simply on the physical union but goes much deeper, seeking the true ‘other’, the true counterpart for a more fulfilling and nourishing accord.

Dinkar received the Sahitya Academy award for this creation in 1959, and the Jnaanpeeth Award in 1972.]


Song: Main Roop-Rang-Ras-Gandh-Poorn Sakaar Kamal (S Janaki NFS) (1980)Singers: S Janki, Lyrics: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Music: Jaidev
Jaidev
[Ed Note: The clip includes some initial lines of this piece, in the voice of Jaidev ji himself.]

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

[Brief commentary by Jaidev ji]

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

 

par kya bolun?
kya kahoon?

bhraanti, yeh deh-bhaav

main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

main nahin sindhu ki sutaa
talaatal-atal-vital-pataal chhod
neele samudra ko phod
shubhr jhalmal fenanshuk mein pradeept
naachti urmion ke sir par
main nahin mahatal se nikli

main nahin gagan ki lata
taarkao mein pulkit phoolti hui
main nahin vyompur ki baala
vidhu ki tanya chandrika sang
poorima sindhu ki parmojjwal abha-tarang
main nahin kirnon ke taaron par
jhoolti hui bhu par utri

main naam-gotr se rahit pushp
ambar mein udti hui mukt anand-shikha
itivrittheen saundrya chetna ki tarang
sur-nar-kinnar-gandharv nahin
priye main kewal apsara
vishw-nar ke atript ichha-saagar se sumudhbhoot

jan-jan ke mann ki madhur vhni
pratyek hriday ki ujiyaali
naari ki main kalpana charam
nar ke mann mein basne waali
main manodesh ki vaayu
vyagra, vyaakul, chanchal
avchet praan ki prabha
chetna ke jal mein
main roop-rang-ras-gandh-poorn sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal
sakaar kamal. . .

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Hindi script lyrics
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पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

 

[जयदेव जी द्वारा संक्षिप्त समीक्षा]

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

 

पर, क्या बोलूँ?
क्या कहूँ?

भ्रांति, यह देह-भाव

मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰

मैं नहीं सिन्धु की सुता
तलातल-अतल-वितल-पाताल छोड़
नीले समुद्र को फोड़
शुभ्र, झलमल फेनांशुक में प्रदीप्त
नाचती उर्मियॉ के सिर पर
मैं नहीं महातल से निकली

मैं नहीं गगन की लता
तारकॉ में पुलकित फूलती हुई
मैं नहीं व्योमपुर की बाला
विधु की तनया, चन्द्रिका-संग
पूर्णिमा-सिन्धु की परमोज्ज्वल आभा-तरंग
मैं नहीं किरण के तारों पर
झूलती हुई भू पर उतरी

मैं नाम-गोत्र से रहित पुष्प
अम्बर में उड़ती हुई मुक्त आनन्द-शिखा
इतिवृत्तहीन, सौन्दर्य चेतना की तरंग
सुर-नर-किन्नर-गन्धर्व नहीं
प्रिय मैं केवल अप्सरा
विश्वनर के अतृप्त इच्छा-सागर से सुमुद्भूत

जन-जन के मन की मधुर वह्नि
प्रत्येक हृदय की उजियाली
नारी की मैं कल्पना चरम
नर के मन में बसने वाली
मैं मनोदेश की वायु
व्यग्र, व्याकुल, चंचल
अवचेत प्राण की प्रभा
चेतना के जल में
मैं रूप-रंग-रस-गन्ध-पूर्ण साकार कमल
साकार कमल
साकार कमल॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3537 Post No. : 14207

An interesting observation regarding the Yippeee process for the film that is getting Yippeee’d today. Regular readers would have noticed a pattern in the manner that the films are getting Yippeee’d these days. Generally, in the case of films with just two or three songs remaining to be posted, the last two (or last three) songs kind of appear at a very rapid pace, almost on a daily basis, one right on top of the other. With such films, the penultimate one (or two) songs appear in quick succession followed by the final song of the film, on the next day.

Not in the case of the film being Yippeee’d today. On examining the list of songs of this film as they appear in the table below, the penultimate song of this film came on board on 12th Jan, 2018. And its Yippeee song today appears after a gap of almost two and a half months. And the reason for this delay – it is yours truly, of course. 🙂

When the penultimate song got posted on 12th Jan earlier this year, I immediately sent a note to Atul ji, requesting for doing the Yippeee honors for this film. The reason is that I wanted to bring on board the video of the song. Apparently the earlier posted songs of the film ‘Bus Conductor’, from 1959, were in video form, as one can make out from the write-ups of the first three songs of this film posted. These first three songs came on board on 2009, 2014 and 2016, and they were earlier available in video form. Now, these songs are no longer available, and the YT account of the erstwhile uploader has been blocked due to “multiple copyright infringements”. So the video clips of these songs are no longer available online. (Once again, the caveat – as far as I can search it online 🙂 ).

I have been able to acquire the video of this film through one of my good friends. I do not wish to say that we are the only ones having a this video film. Quite possibly, the video version is also in the hands of other friends, known or unknown. So anyway, I wanted to upload the video of this song for this post today. But as I was checking the previous posts for this film, I realized what had happened, Then I decided not to post the video clip of the song on YT. And the link that I am using in this post for now, is the audio upload of this song by Sa Re Ga Ma.
[Ed Note: The video clip of the song is now added on Vimeo, as suggested by Atul ji. The link is added below.]

And so, with this song, today we add the 1959 film ‘Bus Conductor’ to the list of films having all their songs showcased on our blog.

The film is a production from the banner of Sharda Films, Bombay, produced by Ashok Bhambri. It is a social drama, directed by Dwarka Khosla. The cast of actors, as listed in the Geet Kosh, reads like – Shyama, Premnath, Amarnath, Maruti, Satish Batra, Sujata, Umesh Sharma, Ramlal, Khairati, Narbada Shankar, Ameer Bano, Sadhna, Surya Kumari, Helen, Kanchanmala, Sheela Vaz and Cuckoo. An interesting aside here. Maruti, whose name appears in the list actors, plays the role of a dance teacher in the film. He is the friend of the hero, played by Premnath. As I was watching the credits of the film, I discovered that the story of this film is written by Maruti himself.

The film has six songs. All the songs are written by Noor Devasi. And the music has been composed by the duo of Bipin-Babul. The five songs of this film posted earlier, are listed below.

Dil Se Main Mujh Se Dil Takra Gaya Bus Conductor 1491 23-Jun-09
Zindagi Mein Rang Bhara Hai Pyaar Ka Bus Conductor 10550 29-Nov-14
Man Mein Tere Kyaa Hai Bataa De Gori Bus Conductor 12625 27-Nov-16
Daanv Chalne Ko Hai Bus Conductor 13613 26-Sep-17
Paas Hamaare Aaiye Bus Conductor 13909 12-Jan-18

Today’s song is in the voice of Asha Bhosle, and in the film it is presented as a dream sequence. Shyama is sleeping, and she sees a dream in which she is singing this song, as she plays the sitar, and that she is also dancing to this song. The sequence is filmed as alternating shots that show Shyama playing the sitar and singing, and also dancing simultaneously. Surely possible in a dream sequence only.

As I was checking out the earlier posts, I came across the query from Atul ji himself, as to what is the ‘Bus Conductor’ connection in the film. So I checked out the video. The role of the bus conductor in the film is played by Premnath, who is otherwise a rich person, belonging to an affluent family. The reason that he goes underground and becomes a bus conductor, is explained in the beginning of the film.

Premnath belongs to a very rich family of landlords. He is an aspiring writer, albeit an unsuccessful one. He writes short stories, and sends them for publication to different magazines. His stories are always getting rejected. And so he makes a decision that he will leave his home and its luxuries, and live like a common person, search for a job, and work to earn a living – all this for a learning experience of life, so that he is able to genuinely write about life and people, and make his stories more convincing.

There is an emotionally charged scene in the beginning of the film, in which we see him receive some more rejections in mail, and we see an outburst in which he tells his bhabhi (wife of elder brother) that he is leaving home, and will return only when he has achieved success as a writer. He declares that he forgoes all the comforts and luxuries of his rich-person life, will go out into the world to fend for himself, get a firsthand experience of a common man’s life, and write about it. With this loud and emotionally charged declaration, he departs from his home to start a new life incognito. I must add that the performance by Premnath in this scene, did not sound very convincing to me.

So he leaves his luxuries and finds a job as a bus conductor. The rest of the film is about his interactions with people. He makes friends with Maruti, who lives in a chawl and dreams about being a choreographer in films. He meets Shyama who is also from a rich family, but is forced to ride a bus one day when her car breaks down. She forgets her bag on the bus, giving an opportunity to the make-believe bus conductor to play the honest good Samaritan and take the bag to her home. Which of course leads to more things, as expected.

He also witnesses a murder, as one passenger alighting from his bus is pushed under the wheels of the bus itself – he tries to chase the culprit but is unable to apprehend him. The person behind the murder is connected with Shyama’s family, and story gets into the expected filmy complexities.

Of course, all is well in the end, as the rich girl gets a rich husband to be, the murder is solved and the culprit apprehended – rather killed as he runs on to a railway track as he is being chased by the hero and the police. If the writer wrote a new story and it got published; I must have missed that sequence in the quick review that I did of this film. And the rich-boy-masqerading-as-a-poor-boy returns home to his luxuries with his lady love.

On the whole, it is quite an un-convincing plot, with equally un-convincing performances. And as is always the case, it is the songs that draw us.

But nonetheless, one more film to be Yippeee’d on our blog.

 

Song – Radha Ki Paayal, Kanhaiya Ki Murli  (Bus Conductor) (1959) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics -Noor Devasi, MD – Bipin Babul

Lyrics

radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bholi radha aise naache
bholi radha aise naache
jaise naache mor
jaise naache mor
paayal ki jhankaar mein goontha
saanwla maakhan chor
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
main bhi apni sudh kho baithi
raat se ho gayi bhor
raat se ho gayi bhor
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal

bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
bhor ki dulhan poochhe mujh se
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
akhiyaan bhaari bhaari kyon
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
sakhiyaan chutki le ke boli
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
jaagi ratiyaan saari kyon
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
krishn deewaani kya batlaaye
jeevan apna haari kyon
jeevan apna haari kyon
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
sapnon mein sun li maine
sapnon mein sun li
radha ki paayal
kanhaiya ki murli
radha ki paayal
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
भोली राधा ऐसे नाचे
जैसे नाचे मोर
जैसे नाचे मोर
पायल की झंकार में गूँथा
सांवला माखन चोर
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
मैं भी अपनी सुध खो बैठी
रात से हो गई भोर
रात से हो गई भोर
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल

भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
भोर की दुल्हन पूछे मुझसे
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
अखियाँ भारी भारी क्यों
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
सखियाँ चुटकी ले के बोलीं
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
जागी रतियाँ सारी क्यों’
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
कृष्ण दीवानी क्या बतलाए
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों
जीवन अपना हारी क्यों

राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
सपनों में सुन ली मैंने
सपनों में सुन ली
सपनों में सुन ली
राधा की पायल
कन्हैया की मुरली
राधा की पायल


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 15900 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

15916

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1221
Total Number of movies covered =4362

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