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Blog Day :

5109 Post No. : 17051

Hullo Atuldom

Last year, in July, I discovered that “Ghar Ka Chiraag” as a title has been used twice in Bollywood. I have written briefly about this in this post. Then I went on to speak about the “Ghar Ka Chiraag” of the ’80s.

Today we are revisiting “Ghar Ka Chiraag” of the ’60s. Four of its songs are present on the blog.

Song Date of post Reamrks
Aao tumhen bataaoon ke maa kya hai 17 september 2012 (debut on the blog)
Aaj rota hai kyun 17 September 2012 (rare song as it is filmed on Dev Kumar who normally played a baddie.)
Ik paise ka sawaal hai mere daata 14 September 2016 (there is a comment to this post saying that all the big names in the cast had miniscule screen-time)
Jaane kaise chori chori balmaa ne dekha 22 June 2017

The last post from this movie was nearly five years back. The movie had six songs in all, let us take it a step closer to yyiippeeeehood. The songs of the movie were written by Kaifi Azmi and tuned by Madan Mohan. Only three singers were used:- Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi. Jagdev Bhambri was the producer- director and Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the editor. As per the comments posted (to an earlier post) Dev Kumar and Indrani Mukherjee were the lead with Dharmendra and Biswajeet making special appearances. I would like some reader who has more information about the film to enlighten us as to Waheeda Rehman, Balraj Sahni, Chand Usmani and Abhi Bhattacharya’s roles in the film.

The song from this movie, that Atulji posted, in July 2012, was a rare song as it was filmed on Dev Kumar. Dev Kumar was born Chaman Lal Kohli in 1930 who was a fan of Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. Hope that explains why he called himself ‘Dev Kumar’ in films. (More on Dev Kumar can be found in this video of Tabassum Talkies)

Today’s song is in memory of Madan Mohan the creator of such wonders as “Dil dhoondhta phir wahi”, “koi patthar se na maare”, “meri yaad mein tum na aansoo bahana”, “tumse bichhad ke chain kahan hum payenge”, “agar mujhse mohabbat hain”, “aap ki nazron ne samjha pyar ke kaabil” and 624 other songs in 93 movies (as per the stats tab of our blog).The blog already has 560 of Madan Mohan’s compositions. Additionally. the stats tab says that three songs written by him and six sung by him are on the blog.

There are stalwarts among the blog’s followers who will tell us that Madanji’s father – Rai Bahadur Chunilal Kohli – desperately tried to keep him away from the film industry. He was schooled in Lahore, Mumbai and Dehradun. His journey in the entertainment world began with All India Radio, where he was a program assistant first at Lucknow then Delhi. He loved singing and 1947/48 saw him record a ghazal or two. He also recorded duets, with Lata Mangeshkar (who considered him to be her brother) under Ghulam Haider for the 1948 released “Shaheed”; but the songs were not used in the movie. Initially he was assistant to composers Shyam Sunder, SD Burman etc. (need confirmation on all of these from the stalwarts among the blog’s followers) He passed away on 14th July 1975 when he was only 51.
I know of at least two movies of the new millennium that paid homage to this maestro who was fond of ghazals in their own small style

(1) the Amitabh Bachchan- Akshay Kumar- Bobby Deol starrer “Ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo” used the cross-line of one of Madanji’s popular songs from ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964)

(2) Yash Chopra’s “Veer Zaara” was a more fitting tribute to the composer (my opinion) where we can enjoy Madanji’s, hitherto, unused tunes.
I have read somewhere that he amassed an amazing record of compositions, the majority of which were either unutilized for lack of appropriate films or alternate tunes for his albums.

Our Rajaji has poured his thoughts on Madan Mohanji into this post.


Song-Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon (Ghar Ka Chiraag)(1967) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kaifi azmi, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
mehlon se kabhi to nikalte ho
dekhe hain kabhi unke aansoo
thhukra ke jinhen tum chalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

kam se kam insaan samjho
in kismat ke maaron ko
aahen chhalni kar denge
sone ki deewaaron ko
patthar dil bhi badal daalo
kapde jaise badalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

nirdhan kaise jeete hain
ye tum kaise jaanoge
apna dil jab tootegaa
sab ka gham (?) pehchaanoge
kaanton par bhi chalo ik din
phoolon per to macahlte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon

jiske sapne chheene hain
usko meethhe sapne do
jiske armaan loote hain
usko armaan apne do
kuchh to karke dikhaao tum
baithhe ho aankhen malte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon
mehlon se kabhi to nikalte ho
dekhe hain kabhi unke aansoo
thhukra ke jinhen tum chalte ho
Ae mehlon mein rahne waalon


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

5011 Post No. : 16914

# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 12
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Welcome all to today’s post which covers a song from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Chhoti Bahu’.

This song, as mentioned above, is picturised on actor Junior Mehmood.

My earlier post in this series, shared on 28.07.2021 ‘final post’ was described as the final song in the series. However, we are now adding this song to the series. One more song wil be covered in future in this series. These additional songs were discovered after my previous post, supposedly the last post of the series, had appeared here.

Today’s song is from “Chhoti Bahu”(1971). Lyrics for today’s song were sent by Prakash ji. He also sent the lyrics for another song of the movie (the last remaining one fro the movie). So, we can expect this movie to finish its run on the ‘blog’ and joining the ‘Yippeee-land’ soon 😊

“Chhoti Bahu-1971” was directed by K. B. Tilak for ‘Delux Productions, Bombay’. M.V. Rajan was the associate director of this movie.

It was produced by Darius Gotla and Seeroo Daryani.

It had Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, I.S. Johar, Master Sooraj, Junior Mehmood, Tarun Bose, Shivraj, Jairaj, Satyan Kumar, Radhika Rani, Irshad Panjtan, Chandrima Bhaduri, Master Ratan, Babalal, Rashid (Jackpot), Rangnath Yadav, C.N. Reddi, Chamki, V. Jhulan Babu, Madhumati, Jayshree T., and others.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie was written by Vishwamitra Adil.

Editing of this movie was done by Venkateshwar Rao.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.05.1971.

‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ had six songs written by Indeevar (four songs), Kafi Azmi (one song) and Uddhav Kumar (one song).
Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Here is the list of songs this movie had with details of the Singers, Lyricists and date of songs already posted on the blog.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Koyal boli daali se Usha Mangeshkar Indeevar 09.12.2019
02 Dulhaniya bataa de ree Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna, chorus Uddhav Kumar 24.11.2011
03 Hey re kanhaiyya, kisko kahega tu maiyya Kishore Kumar Indeevar 27.10.2008
04 Ye raat hai pyaasi pyaasi Mohd Rafi Kaifi Afzmi 13.04.2011
05 O motumal, maal akele akele… Hemlata, Chorus Indeevar Being presented today
06 O maa meri maa tujhko dekhna hai Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar

It can be seen from the above table that four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the penultimate song of ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’ to appear on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Hemlata.Junior Mehmood lip-syncs the song on screen. Satyen Kappu and Baby Sarika (Master Sooraj) are also visible in the picturisation. The kid, playing the spoilt son of Raja sahab is Master Ratan (I guess).

Junior Mehmood plays ‘Robinhood’ for his ‘children gang’ and tries to advice Raja Saab’s son, his Munshi (Satyen Kappu) and another accomplice not to hoard the stock of eatables (in this case fruits 😊). Junior Mehmood is seen performing in his characteristic style as was his wont in those years.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. Lyrics for this song are written by Indeevar and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video


Song-Arre ghar ko mat godaam bana (Chhoti Bahu)(1971) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Satyen Kappu

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

o motumal
maal akeley akeley jo khaayega
kalejaa kat jaayegaa
soch le o seth teraa pet phat jaayegaa

arrey ghar ko mat godaam banaanaa
samjhey ae ae
arrey ghar ko mat godaam banaanaa
tu na akeley akeley khaanaa
auron kaa haque chheen chheen
tablaa baajegaa
tablaa baajegaa
dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tabla baajegaa ..aaaa

chup …
chhotaa munh aur baat badi

chhotaa munh aur baat badi
baat badi kehni hi padi
bura na maano yaarr…

jo ghar ko godaam banaaye
woh to hai gaddaar
arrey woh to hai gaddaar
jamaa na kar utnaa le ley
tujhe jitnaa ho darkaar
tujhe jitnaa ho darkaar
daulat ko tu qaid na karnaa
tu apni hi jeb na bharna
auron ka haque chheen chheen
tablaa baajegaa ..aaa..aaa
tablaa baajegaa
dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tabla baajegaa ..aaaa

raja saab se kahoonga to
bhookhe mar jaaoge
saaraa gaaon bhookhaa mar jaayegaa

bhookh bhagaawat kar degi
arrey teri hajaamat kar degi

jo kuchh hai woh sabkaa hai
kyon ek karey adhikaar
kyon ek karey adhikaar
arrey maalik bann kar baithh gayaa kyon
tu hai pehredaar
arrey tu hai pehredaar
kaamchor ko sirf bhookh se
mar jaane ka haque hai
mar jaane ka haque hai
jo mehnat kartaa hai usko hi
khaane ka haque hai
uss ko hi khaane ka haque hai
jantaa ko kamzor na tu ginn
aane waalaa hai aisaa din
maaregi jantaa been been
tablaa baajegaa ..aaa..aaa
tablaa baajegaa dheen dheen
tab hongey ek pe teen teen
tablaa baajegaa

dekho yaaron laalach dekar
koyi tod na daaley
alag alag phuslaakar hamko
phoot se phod na daaley

mehnat koyi aur karey
koyi aur hadap le jaaye
koyi aur hadap le jaaye
dekho cheentiyaan bill jo banaayein
saanp ka bill kehlaaye
arrey saanp ka bill kehlaaye
saari cheentiyaan chimat jaayein to
saanp ko zindaa khaa jaayein
saanp ko zindaa khaa jaayein
arrey kyon na yaaron hum sab milkar
zaalim se takraa jaayein
zaalim se takraa jaayein
koyi hamein chhotaa na maaney
koyi hamein moorakh na jaaney
maarenge hum been been
tablaa bajney do o o o

aahhaaa hhaaa haa
tablaa bajney do dheen dheen
maaro zaalim ko been been
tablaa bajne do o o
maaro zaalim ko o o o
tablaa bajne do o o
maaro zaalim ko o


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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 :

4969 Post No. : 16840

Today’s song is from the Film Sewa-1942.

The year 1942 was an year in which the Hindi film industry entered into its ‘ Teens”, from mid-year. By the time its ” Teen age” was over, it bloomed into its adulthood by beginning ” The Golden Period of Hindi film music” from the year 1949, with many musically enchanting films like Barsaat, Andaz, Badi Bahen, Bazaar, Dillagi, Ek this ladki, Dulari, Lahore and many more films.

Indian film industry has always been alive to the happenings in the country and reflects the national problems and important events in our films.1942 was an year when the II World War was on its peak and it had caused a severe food shortage in the world. Italy had made a silent film ‘Greed’ on this issue. Based on it, Mehboob Khan made a film , Roti’ in India. Mehboob was a socialist and a Nehruvian to the core and so his films like,Mother India or Son Of India were made on socialistic principles. In 1942,Ramchandra Thakur also directed one such film,’Gareeb’.

In India, the Congress had started its Quit India movement, but in our Film Industry it was a Quit studio movement. Many well known film artistes, directors, composers and other related staff moved over to new pastures. 1942, in a sense, became an overhauling of the Film industry with so much movement of people. The following activities changed the scenario to a great extent.

1. A group of disgruntled people in Bombay Talkies, comprising of Rai Bahadur Chunilal, Shashadhar Mukherjee, Ashok Kumar, Sawak Vachha and few of their followers left Bombay Talkies, after disagreements with Devika Rani and formed their own outfit – Filmistan.

2. Mehboob Khan separated from National studios and established his own Mehboob Productions. This was also the time when Mehboob and Anil Biswas separated from each other due to some differences.

3. Abdul Rasheed Kardar established his own Kardar studios.

4. V.Shantaram, along with his team left Prabhat- an institution which he established and made a famous one by his directorial contribution. He first joined Films division and then started his own Raj Kamal Kala Mandir.

5. Wadia Movietone split and the brothers separated. While JBH Wadia, the elder brother, wanted that their company should start making only Social films now, the younger Homi Wadia wanted to continue with Stunt and Action films. He started his own Basant Pictures. Wadia’s star performer Fearless Nadia went with Homi Wadia, whom she married a few years later.

6. Calcutta’s New Theatres started showing signs of disintegration and Debki Bose,P C Barua etc left the New Theatres. Debaki Bose made ‘ Apna Ghar’ in Bombay. K L Saigal left New Theatres to do films in Bombay . He did Ranjit’s’ Bhakta Surdas’ and ‘ Bhanwra’. He of course went back to Calcutta to do a few more films,before coming back to Bombay for Shahjehan and Pawana. He did not/could not go back to Calcutta,as he died after Parwana-47. Saigal, while recording the song “ Nainheen ko raah dikha” in Bhakta Surdas, did 14 retakes in recordings. His younger brother Mohan Saigal acted as Shri krishna in this film and he is heard saying” Surdas ji” in the song Nis Din barsat Nain hamare.

7. Composer Vasant Desai did his first independent film ” Shobha” as a Music Director.

8. C Ramchandra did his first Hindi film as a composer- Sukhi Jeevan.

9. Ninu Mujumdar became MD with the film Black Out.

10. Kamal Dasgupta started his Hindi film career with the film Jawab.

11. Lyricist Ramesh Gupta started with the film Awaz.

12. Lyricist Qamar Jalalabadi started with Zamindar.

13. Suraiya entered the Playback with songs in Nai Duniya and Sharda.

14. Hemant Kumar sang his first Hindi song in the film Meenakshi-42.

15. Manna Dey first sang a Hindi song in the film Tamanna.

16. Jagmohan Sursagar sang in the first Hindi film-Bhakta Kabir.

17. Nurjahan sang her first Hindi film songs in film Khandan-42, in Lahore.

18. Bharat Bhushan’s first film in a leading role was Bhakt Kabir.

19. Madhubala started as Baby Mumtaz in film Basant

From Lahore Dalsukh Pancholi repeated his magic with ‘ Khandaan’-42. This time it was Noorjehan who shook the industry with her songs under Ghulam Haider. Films like Bhakt Kabir,Bhakta Surdas, and Bharat Milap kept the Mythology/religious films in limelight. New Theatres,Prabhat,Bombay Talkies etc all brought excellent films in 1942. Barring Bhakta Surdas,Roti and Khandan,there was not much competition to Naushad’s Station Master-42 ,in music.Its music became quite popular and the film celebrated Silver Jubilee. Naushad tasted success for the first time in his career in 1942 and 2 of his 3 films in the year celebrated Silver Jubilees. The other film was Nai Duniya-42.

Let us take a look at some important films of 1942….

Film Barat had music by Ratanlal-brother of Khemchand Prakash and himself as Khemraj.

Film Basant- though it has the name of Pannalal Ghosh as MD, as per HFGK, all the songs were composed by Anil Biswas (because he was still under contract with National Studios) and Ghosh had only done Orchestration and background music.

Bhakta Kabir had music by Himangshu Dutt- the first title holder of “Sursagar”.

Bhakta Surdas- Gyan Dutt gave 15 hit songs of Saigal and Khursheed. In this film Khursheed sang equally well with Saigal.

Bharat Milap- First film in which Prem Adib and Shobhana Samarth did the roles of Shri Ram and Seeta, which made them famous all over India.

Chauranghee- the only Hindi film for which Kazi nasrul islam gave music and wrote songs too. It was his debut film. Also Debut for Hanuman prasad Sharma as Md and S.Fazli as Director.

Dus Baje- Debut of Baby Shakuntala.

Iqrar- Last film of actress Madhuri (Beryl Classen). Master Vithal-a professional singer from Sholapur sang his only song in a Hindi film.( not the actor)

Jawab- all songs popular, especially kanan devi’s ” Ye duniya Toofan mail”.

Khandan- Entry of Nur jahan, from Lahore. All her songs are popular.

Muqabala- First Talkie film with double role of Heroine- Nadia. Babhubhai Mistri’s magic in trick scenes.

Nai Duniya- Suraiy’s first song in Hindi film.

Roti- Begum Akhtar’s role and 6 songs.

Savera- First film of Arun Ahuja and Nirmala Devi.

Sharada- Naushad gives good songs.

Station Master- Hit film with songs.

Zamindar- Shanta Apte goes to Lahore all the way

All in all, the year 1942 was an eventful year for the industry. Indian audiences enjoyed a variety of Genres in film offerings and a feast of Naushad’s songs, Bhajans and New artistes.

Film Sewa-1942 was a social film made by Ashok pictures. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai – a director from the silent era, who was famous for directing mainly B grade mythological films and occasionally a few social films The Lyricist was J C Kapur and the music was by S N Tripathi (11 songs) and Biri singh Dukha (2 songs). The film cast had Zahoor raja, Radharani, Shanta, A. Kabuli, Hadi, Shyamsundar, Anwari and few others.

Abdul Rehman Kabuli was from Afghanistan. An expert stage artiste, he had his own Drama Company-Elphinstone Theatre Company in Bombay. He sold the company, went to Calcutta and joined Madon Theatres/studios as an actor and director. He first acted in Shirin Farhad-31, Indrasabha-32,Guluru Zarina-32, Zahri saanp-33 etc etc, in all 40 films, both at Calcutta and Bombay, in the early era. Further he directed 12 films, starting with Shravan Kumar-32 up to Veer Bala-38. He wrote 55 songs in 6 films and sang 15 songs in 7 films. After Partition, he returned to his native country.

There is one odd name in the cast of this film- Hadi. His full name was S.M.Mohammad Hadi. He was also known as Master Hadi, due to his knowledge of Music and singing. In early Talkie films, he gave music to films, singly and with other composers and also sang songs. But mainly, he was an actor from the Silent era.
No wonder he was seen in some films of the First year of Talkie films of 1931, like Draupadi, in which he had played the role of Shakuni. He sang 3 songs also. He was seen in other films like Abu hasan-31, and Daulat ka Nasha-31( he was one of the MDs). His acting in saubhagya Sundari-33 and Sulochana -33 was much appreciated. He is estimated to have acted in about 40 films till 1947.

He sang 21 songs in 9 films- Draupadi-31, Daulat ka nasha-31, Anangsena-31, Madhuri-32, Aaj Kal-34, Stree Dharma-35, Karvaan-E-Husn-35, Bombshell-35 and Birbal ki Beti-35.

Here is a song sung by Zahoor Raja, unknown male and female voices and Chorus. From the lyrics of the songs it looks like that the film dealt with some labour problem. The song is provided by Abhay Jain ji from US and uploaded by Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.


Song- Mazdoor mazdoor mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki (Sewa)(1942) Singers-Zahur Raja, Unknown male voice, Unknown female voice,
Lyricist- J.C.Kapoor, MD- S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ke
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki

mazdoor hain aan is duniya ki
mazdoor hain aan is duniya ki
mazdoor chalaate hain duniya
mazdoor chalaate hain duniya

mazdoor hain jaan is duniya ki
mazdoor hain jaan is duniya ki

Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

mitti ko jab haath lagaaye
mitti bhi sona ban jaaye
mitti ko jab haath lagaaye
mitti bhi sona ban jaaye

apne tan ka tel bahaaye
apne tan ka tel bahaaye
khud dekhe duniya ko khilaaye
khud dekhe duniya ko khilaaye
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

Dariya cheeren nahar bahaayen
Dariya cheeren nahar bahaayen
raaton mein
raaton mein hum mahal banaayen
raaton mein
raaton mein hum mahal banaayen

jaan ganwaayen shaan badhaayen
jaan ganwaayen shaan badhaayen
jag ki bala se hum mar jaayen
jag ki bala se hum mar jaayen
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor mazdoor

saare jag ki laaj
saare jag ki laaj tumhi ho
Bharat ke sartaaj tumhi ho

tumko apnaayegi duniya
tumko apnaayegi duniya
sar pe bithhlaayegi duniya
sar pe bithhlaayegi duniya
Mazdoor mazdoor
mazdoor hain shaan is duniya ki
Mazdoor


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 : 4962 Post No. : 16833 Movie Count : 4581

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 15#
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Today we add the movie ‘Samaantaa’ (1972) on the blog.

‘Samaantaa’ was directed by Nitin Bose for Parijaat Films, Bombay. It had Snehlata, Dheeraj, Aashu, Brahmachari, Ranjeeta Thakur, Uma Dhawan, Murad, Sapru, BM Vyas, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Gulab Mokashi, Manekraj, Preetam, Harendranath Chattopadhyay, Chandrakant, Nathalal, Annu, Pradeep, Milap, and others. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.12.1972.

This movie had three songs written by two songwriters – two songs by Qamar Jalaalabaadi and one song by Omkar Verma. Music for this movie was composed by Nitin-Mangesh. The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

Sl.No.

Song Title

Singer/s

Lyricist

01

Main To Chup Hi Rahoongi Na Kahoongi, Asha Bhonsle Qamar Jalaalabaadi

02

Saathiyon, Sun Lo Zaraa Ye Daastaan, Mohd Rafi Qamar Jalaalabaadi

03

Is Duniya Mein Rehnewaale Sab Hon Ek Samaan Manna Dey Omkar Verma

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey. It is a long song. HFGK doesn’t mention the record numbers for this movie. Given the length of the two parts, it is very likely that this long song is accommodated on two sides of a 78 rpm record, hence is it available in two parts on the YouTube. The movie itself seems to be an obscure movie of its time. I could not find the video of this song. However, the audio for both the parts is available. Lyrics for today’s song are by Omkar Verma and music is composed by Nitin-Mangesh.

Let us have a look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post – “Le Ke Main To Champa Chameli Babu” from the movie ‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’, to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
65 Kavi Sammelan Kedar Sharma 18.02.1972 2 17
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
104 Rut Rangeelee Aayee MM Pushkarna Ratnadeep-Hemraj 07.10.1972 1 4
105 Saa Re Gaa Maa Paa Satyen Bose Majrooh Sultanpuri 17.05.1972 3 5
106 Samaadhi Prakash Mehra Majrooh Sultanpuri 15.12.1972 3 6
107 Samaantaa Nitin Bose Nitin Mangesh 30.12.1972 Making its debut on the blog today 3
  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’, ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) and ‘Rajdhani Express’ seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Today’s song can be termed as a ‘social awareness song’ to promote ‘equality’ (samaantaa) amongst all in the society. As the video of this song is not available, we do not know on whom it is picturised in the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and its songs.

With this song, the movie ‘Samaantaa’ makes its debut on the blog. Let us now listen to the today’s song and welcome this movie on the blog 😊

Over to the song now. . .

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Song – Is Duniya Mein Rehnewaale Sab Hon Ek Samaan (Samaanta) (1972) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Omkar Verma, MD – Nitin Mangesh
Chorus

Lyrics

[Part -1]

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

kyon tukde hain is dharti ke
kyon hai tera mera aa
aa aa aa aa
aao mil kar is yug mein
hum laayen naya savera aa
aa aa aa aa
mehnat karke
badhhe jo aage
mehnat karke badhhe jo aage
wo sachcha insaan
wo sachcha insaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koyi dhanwaan

ek jagah sab mil kar baithhen
ek jagah sab khaayen
oonch neech aur jaat paat ka
dil se bhed mitaayen aen
ek se hain mazdoor yahaan
aur ek se hain vidwaan
ek se hain vidwaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koyi dhanwaan

[Part -2]

nahin agar anaaj yahaan
jeene ke kayi sahaare
aa aa aa aa
kand mool phal khaa kar
apne pet ki aag bujha le
aa aa aa aa
raah teri kab tak rokenge
aandhi aur toofaan
aandhi aur toofaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

sonaa chaandi gar ye tere
bigade kaam banaaye
aa aa aa aa
mandir masjid girijaa ka dhan
janta ke kaam aaye
aa aa aa aa
us din hogaa aa
har insaan ka
us din hogaa aa
har insaan ka
jeevan bada mahaan
jeevan bada mahaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

koney koney mein samaanta ka
sandesh suna aa de
har ujde gulshan mein tu
khushiyon ke phool khila de ae
ghar ghar deep jaley khushiyon ke ae
ghar ghar deep jaley khushiyon ke ae
jab tak rahe jahaan
jab tak rahe jahaan
is duniyaa mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aa aa aa aa aa
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
amm amm amm amm amm
o o o o o o o
amm amm amm amm amm


 


This article is written by Raja, 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:

4481 Post No. : 15992

Hello everyone,

My appearances here on the blog are becoming increasingly infrequent, not unlike the cameo visits of an MP/MLA to his constituency post-elections. 🙂

I will not get into reasons for my long absence from here – no excuses. Mea culpa.

As usual, my appearance here marks a special occasion.
This time it has to do with Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary.

The legendary poet & lyricist passed away exactly 40 years ago, on the 25th of October 1980.

What can I write about Sahir that I haven’t already written here in previous posts?

Hardly anything, to be honest.

I’ve written so much about him here, on many of his birth and death anniversaries, that anything I write will be repetitive.

And yet I cannot let the occasion go by without marking it with my small contribution here. It has almost become a ritual for me now. 🙂

One thing though.

I might be a big Sahir fan, but I´m nothing compared to Avinash ji.
As usual, he contacted me a few days ago requesting me to do a post for this occasion.

And, as usual, he sent me a song with lyrics.

That was all the motivation I needed to come out of hibernation. 🙂

Prompted by the lyrics of this song, Avinash ji also shared some of this thoughts with me. Wide-ranging reflections on society, politics, media, polarization and other topics.

I must say I agree with his views – sobering thoughts for these times.

So today, perhaps the best tribute I can give Sahir is not to repeat what I’ve said so often about his poetry and lyrics, but to just reflect on where we are as a society, much as Sahir often did.

So kindly bear with me as I share a few thoughts.

You don’t have to agree with me at all – that’s perfectly fine.
We can disagree – and still be friends. 🙂

So if Sahir were around today, how would he have felt about today’s India?

Indian society, politics, media, justice system. . . everything that touches the common man’s life.

Am specifically talking about the common man, because clearly Sahir used his voice most to speak up for the aam aadmi and underprivileged against the powerful.

I’m not sure Sahir would’ve had many kind things to say.

The religious divide he warned us about, the exploitation of women he lamented, the oppression of labor class that he railed against, the caste inequality that he talked about – all of them exist, and even flourish, to this day.

At least in the early years post-independence, one can argue that India was still struggling to find its feet. It was besieged with a whole lot of baggage, including mass illiteracy and mass poverty, a colonial hangover, lack of institutions and infrastructure.

Not that any of this is an excuse to justify oppression, but India was still a baby then, and had huge challenges to deal with on multiple fronts. It had a history of feudalism that ensured a master-slave mentality between the haves and have-nots.

Today, many decades later, it’s not unfair to expect India to have matured more as a democracy. With more concern for people’s rights and freedoms, a greater regard for the dignity of every individual.

And yet how much have we really matured as a democracy?

We keep thumping our chests, claiming to be the world’s largest democracy. But what should democracy really mean?

Many think it is the right to vote.
But is that all there is to a democracy?
The right to vote?
That’s too narrow and limiting a function of a democracy.

For me, in a democracy (as opposed to a dictatorship), each person has a voice, has a right to express an opinion.

In fact, voting is one way of expressing your opinion.
But it’s just ONE way.

When farmers go on a nationwide protest to draw attention to their issues, they are also exercising their right to express themselves.

When citizens protest on the streets against what they believe to be an unfair law, they are similarly exercising their right to express themselves.

As long as the protests are peaceful, they are legitimate in a democracy.

In fact, even before independence, Gandhi ji and other leaders led peaceful protests against colonial rule. So it is nothing new in India.

Many of Sahir’s songs are actually a protest against exploitation by those in power. Imagine if he were not allowed to express his thoughts!

Do we even want such a society?

Do we want everyone to be a blind conformist, not to have independent thoughts of his own, to be fearful of expressing himself, to kowtow to those in power without a murmur?

Then we might as well just call ourselves a nation of slaves.

There’s no point in a nation being free, if its people aren’t.

A nation is nothing without its people.

And people, whether some of us like it or not, have the power to think.

And when they think, they might not exactly think in our way.

Just because we have power, it doesn’t entitle us to stifle their voice.

That goes against the very grain of a democratic mindset, in which each person has a voice.

Unless the person is inciting violence, no one has the right to shut him up.

Not even the State.

If you disagree, put forth a better argument to make your case.

Don’t use your brute power to threaten, intimidate or (in the case of the State)  arrest those you disagree with.
Just because you can.
That’s sheer abuse of power.

This has nothing to do with any particular political party. Many of them are guilty in their own ways of suppressing people’s voices.

If they get their way, what will we end up with?

A people living in fear, afraid to express an opinion that might be frowned upon by those in power.

Everyone becoming a conformist – whether by choice, or out of sheer fear.
In short, a nation of sheep.

Is that what we want?

Let’s pause, and reflect on this for a moment.

Speaking purely for myself, I like to express my views rather openly, even if they’re not exactly reflecting popular sentiment of the moment.

If I have to check myself every time, out of fear for repercussions, I’d feel extremely stifled.

As Sahir would too.

There are many more topics one can reflect on (and Avinash ji’s thoughts traversed many of them), but I’m limiting myself to just this one topic today because it sort of syncs with the song for today. Need to also leave material for future posts on Sahir, right? 🙂

Today’s song from ‘Naach Ghar’ (1959) is  Sahir’s sarcastic piece of advice to society.  “Just observe things happening, but don’t  speak up. Just let them happen. Don’t upset the apple-cart. Even call the dark of night, “day” if you need to”.

I quite like the rendition by Lata Mangeshkar.

Music is by N. Datta, for whom Sahir wrote excellent lyrics also for ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, also a 1959 film. And for ‘Dharmputra’ (1961). So theirs was quite a fruitful partnership.

In fact, I’ve already written a post for a song from Naach Ghar (1959) on the occasion of Sahir’s 500th song on this blog – “Tere Shehron Se Raja Hamen Ban Hi Bhaley

That is a straightforward lament, today’s song is a sarcastic take on society.

I like both songs a lot, but then I’m biased towards Sahir so my opinion should be taken with a truckload of salt. 🙂

So please listen to the song, and judge for yourself.

In closing, I’d like to say Sahir was one of a kind.  They don’t make his type anymore.

 

Song – Ae Dil Zubaan Na Khol (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Chorus

Lyrics

aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le
kisi se kuchh na bol sirf dekh le
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

ye haseen jagmagaahatein ae
hmm hmm hmm
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein en
hmm hmm hmm
ye haseen jagmagaahatein ae
hmm hmm hmm
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein en
aanchalon ki sarr saraahatein
ye nashe mein jhoomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
sabke paanv choomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
ye nashe mein jhoomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
sabke paanv choomti zameen
hmm hmm hmm
kis kadar hai gol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

kitna sach hai kitna jhooth hai ae
kitna haq hai kitni loot hai
rakhh sabhi ki laaj kuchh na keh
kya hai ye samaaj kuchh na keh
dhol ka ye pol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

maan le jahaan ki baat ko
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko o
hmm hmm hmm
maan le jahaan ki baat ko
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko o
hmm hmm hmm
din samajh le kaali raat ko
chalne de yoon hi ye silsilaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
ye na bol kisko kya milaa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
chalne de yoon hi ye silsilaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
ye na bol kisko kya milaa aa
hmm hmm hmm
taraazuon ka jhol sirf dekh le
aye dil zubaan na khol sirf dekh le

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————

ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले
किसी से कुछ न बोल सिर्फ देख ले
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

ये हसीन जगमगाहटें ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आँचलों की सर सराहटें एं
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये हसीन जगमगाहटें ए
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आँचलों की सर सराहटें एं
आँचलों की सर सराहटें
ये नशे में झूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
सब के पाँव चूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये नशे में झूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
सब के पाँव चूमती ज़मीन
हम्म हम्म हम्म
किस कदर है गोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

कितना सच है कितना झूठ है
कितना हक है कितनी लूट है
रख सभी की लाज कुछ न कह
क्या है ये समाज कुछ न कह
ढोल का ये पोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले

मान ले जहां कि बात को
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
मान ले जहां कि बात को
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
दिन समझ ले काली रात को
चलने दे यूँही ये सिलसिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये न बोल किसी को क्या मिला आ आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
चलने दे यूँही ये सिलसिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
ये न बोल किसी को क्या मिला आ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
तराजुओं का झोल सिर्फ देख ले
ए दिल जुबां न खोल सिर्फ देख ले


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Blog Day :

4314 Post No. : 15595

‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (1958) – you must be wondering. . .

All the songs from this movie have been covered on the blog as per details given below,

 

Song  Posted On
 Pyaar par bas to nahin hai  06.06.2009
 Raat ka bhar ka hai mehmaan andheraa  26.09.2010
 Sach bataa tu mujhpe fidaa  16.05.2011
 Sainyya jabse ladin hain tose ankhiyaan  07.12.2011
 Chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk rail chale  08.12.2011
 Bekas ki tabaahi ke saamaan hazaaron hai  23.04.2012

Since all the songs from this movie have been covered and the movie has achieved ‘Yippeeee’ status on the blog one would genuinely ask the question why this post now? and which song??

As I have mentioned in my earlier post with the ‘couplet song’ “Aap Abhi Ishq Ki Tehzeeb Se Aagaah Nahin” from ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), that I had prepared an excel sheet for Sahir and his music directors with the number of songs in the movies where Sahir Ludhianvi was lyricist. During the preparation of this list I had to go through the HFGK Vol II to VI and check the movie page for each movie. There I had noted some corrections and other interesting information. Accordingly, we are in the process of correcting some ‘tags’ for lyrics and adding some ‘snippets’, or ‘couplet songs’ wherever they are available and we can bring them here on the blog.

In the movie page for ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ in HFGK Vol III, there is a footnote which mentions about a ‘nazm’ penned by Kaifi Azmi recited in his own voice in the movie (which on screen is lip synced by none other than Balraj Sahni). When I searched for audio/video of this ‘poem’ it was already available and that is the reason for this post here today.

Today 10th May, is the 18th anniversary of remembrance of Kaif Azmi (14.01.1919 – 10.05.2002). Also, we remember the genius ‘effortless performer’ Balraj Sahni on 1st May (01.05.1913 – 13.04.1973) on his 107th birth anniversary, which was in the previous week.

‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ is produced by Ismat Chugtai under the banner of Film India Corporation, Bombay, and is directed by Shahid Latif. The story and screenplay was also written by Ismat Chugtai herself. Editing of this movie was done by SE Chandiwale.

The star-cast of this movie includes Nutan, Balraj Sahni, Talat Mahmood, Altaf, Amar, Bikram Kapoor, Protima Devi, Chandabai, Sarita Devi, Baij Sharma, Hammad Jafri, Lotan, Bishan Khanna, Jagdish Kamal, Nazeer Kashmiri, Begambai, Zebunissa, Baby Radha, Baby Chagle, Master Patankar, Dhumal and many others.

The movie has eight songs, including two multi version songs. Asha Bhonsle, Talat Mahmood and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Music for this movie was composed by OP Nayyar. I have been familiar with songs like “Pyaar Par Bas To Nahin“, “Raat Bhar Ka Mehmaan Andhera“, “Sach Bataa Tu Mujhpe Fidaa” from this movie since years, and that is the only association with this movie name for me, as I never got to watch this movie. However, since now the movie is available ‘online’, I will watch it sometime in the future.

One more very interesting point about this film. When I checked for title credits for lyricist of this movie it included names of three stalwart poets of Hindi cinema – Sahir, Majrooh and Kaifi. So we can see these three great poets of their time coming together here. I am not aware of any other such instance of coming together of these three great poets. Knowledgeable readers can throw more light on this.

As a tribute to both great film personalities – Kaifi Azmi and Balraj Sahni, whose contributions to the Hindi Cinema will be remembered by the generations to come, let us listen to these poignant yet motivating verses or poetry recitation included in the movie ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’.

 

 

Song – Aaj Ki Raat Bahut Garm Hawa Chalti Hai (Sone Ki Chidiya) (1958) Singer – Kaifi Azmi, Lyrics – Kaifi Azmi, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

aaj ki raat bahut garm hawa chalti hai
aaj ki raat na footpath pe neend aayegi
sab utthho
main bhi utthhoon
tum bhi utthho
tum bhi utthho
koi khidki isi deewaar mein khul jaayegi

ye zameen tab bhi nigal lene pe aamaada thi
paaon jab toot’ti shaakhon se utaare hum ne
in makiinon ko khabar hai
na makaanon ko khabar
un dinon ki jo gufaaon mein guzaare hum ne

sirf khaaqa thha jo sach poochho to khaaqa bhi na thha
jis’se ye qasr ye aiwaan utaare ham ne
haath dhalte gaye saanchon mein to thakte kaise
naqsh ke baad naye naqsh nikhaare hum ne
kee ye deewaar buland aur buland  aur buland
baamon-o-dar aur zaraa aur  sanwaare ham ne
aandhiyaan tod liyaa karti thhi sham’on ki laven
jad diye is liye bijlee ke sitaare hum ne
aandhiyaan tod liyaa karti thhi sham’on ki laven
jad diye is liye bijlee ke sitaare ham ne
ban gayaa qasr to pehre pe koyi baithh gayaa
ban gayaa qasr to pehre pe koyi baithh gayaa
so rahe khaaq pe ham shorish-e-taamiir liye

apni nas nas mein liye mehnat-e-paiham ki thakan
band aankhon mein isi qasr ki tasveer liye
arre, din pighalta hai isi tarah saron par ab tak
raat aankhon mein khatakti hai syaah teer liye
aaj ki raat bahut garm hawaa chalti hai
aaj ki raat na footpath pe neend aayegi
sab utthho
main bhi utthhoon
tum bhi utthho
tum bhi utthho
koi khidki isi deewaar mein khul jaayegi

—————————————————————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————————————————————–

आज की रात बहुत गर्म हवा चलती है
आज की  रात न फुटपाथ पे नींद आएगी
सब उठो
मैं भी उठूँ
तुम भी उठो
तुम भी उठो
कोई खिड़की इसी दीवार में खुल जायेगी

ये ज़मीन तब भी निगल लेने पे आमादा थी
पाँव जब टूटती शाखों से उतारे हम ने
इन मकीनों को ख़बर है न मकानों को ख़बर
उन दिनों की जो गुफाओं में गुज़ारें हम ने

सिर्फ ख़ाका था जो सच पूछो तो ख़ाका भी न था
जिससे ये क़स्र ये ऐवान उतारे हम ने
हाथ ढलते गए सांचों में तो थकते कैसे
नक़्श के बाद नए नक़्श निखारे हम ने
की ये दीवार बुलंद और बुलंद और बुलंद
बाम ओ दर और ज़रा और सँवारे हम ने
आंधियां तोड़ लिया करती थी शमओं की लवें
जड़ दिए इस लिए बिजली के सितारे हम ने
आंधियां तोड़ लिया करती थी शमओं की लवें
जड़ दिए इस लिए बिजली के सितारे हम ने
बन गया क़स्र तो पहरे पे कोई बैठ गया
बन गया क़स्र तो पहरे पे कोई बैठ गया
सो रहे ख़ाक पे हम शोरिश ए तामीर लिये

अपनी नस नस में लिये मेहनत ए पैहम की थकन
बन्द आँखों में इसी क़स्र कि तस्वीर लिये
अरे, दिन पिघलता है उसी तरह सरों पर अब तक
रात आँखों में खटकती है सियह तीर लिए

आज की रात बहुत गर्म हवा चलती है
आज की रात न फुटपाथ पे नींद आएगी
सब उठो
मैं भी उठूँ
तुम भी उठो
तुम भी उठो
कोई खिड़की इसी दीवार में खुल जायेगी


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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Today 5th November is the eighth remembrance anniversary of Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011). I am not adding any adjectives before his name because they will not do justice to describe the ‘personality’ he was, the monumental work he has done, the legacy he has left behind, and finally the ‘human for humanity’ he was.

I have always wanted to write an article on him since I came in to the contact with the blog. And that was only about how I get introduced to the ‘World of Bhupen Hazarika’ through his album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’ (2/1993) and his songs like from the movies that I know ‘Rudaali’ (1993) and others, and the famous non-film song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .”.

I still remember the day 14th May 1993 (I was staying at Kota-Rajasthan then) when I bought ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’ on HMV Cassette and me and one of my colleagues from Bengal listened to it. First time I just listened and was curious to know from my friend about the information on Bhupen Hazarika that he was aware of. Thereafter that evening I keep listening to the cassette changing sides till I went to sleep. That was the magic of the voice of Bhupen Hazarika and also the lyrics of the songs describing the various ‘common individuals in the society – the poor, the downtrodden, the suppressed ones’ and specially depicting the culture of Assam.

Around the same time, I think (June-July of 1993) the songs of ‘Rudaali’ were released and had became popular so the cassette of ‘Rudaali’ too became a part of my collection. Before that the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 1992 was announced; it was conferred on Shri. Bhupen Hazarika for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema and music. After that I think his album with the song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .”, couple of songs from ‘Darmiyaan’ (1997) and other non-film songs was released which I bought during my stay at Bareilly.

I was also always remembering the title song from the TV serial ‘Lohit Kinaare’, I think it had the voice of Bhupen Da (if I am not wrong) , but in spite of my continuous search for it I have not been able to find it till date. In between over the years I was only aware of his Assamese and Bengali version of his song “Aawaara Hoon. . .”, which is “Moi Eti Jajabor” in Assamese and “Ami Ek Jajabor” in Bengali. And of course of the Assamese and Bengali versions of the song “O Ganga Behti Ho Kyon. . .” i.e. “Bistirno Parore Ahankh Janore” and “Bistirno Duparer Ashankha Manusher’ respectively.

All these years all of his collection that I was having was always motivating me whenever I listened to the songs and I always cherished this valuable collection with me. After that almost a year back during my regular browsing I got to read about his personal life, his journey from his early years that made Dangor Moina, a child from Sadia, into a towering personality – Bhupen Hazarika. And I realized that one has to read more and more, or if possible, one has to literally live the life of Bhupen Hazarika to understand Bhupen Hazarika in its true ‘human’ spirit. And that surely requires a very detailed post separately.

On his birth anniversary this year (8th September, 2019) when Atul ji presented a post with his song “Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan” and mentioned about the original Assamese version of that song, I immediately checked for it and listen. And I was very excited and happy to enjoy it in Assamese language.

Just a couple of weeks later, there was a discussion on the song on ‘Brahmaputra’ in the ‘Atulites-whatsapp’ group where Atul ji mentioned about the folk singer Kalpana Patowary, so just one day I searched for her songs and came across a link of her performance in the TV musical program ‘Junoon’ where after her performance one of the judges Ila Arun asks her to sing the song of Bhupen Hazarika i.e. “Manuhe Manuhar Babe. . .”. So I looked for this song. When I listened to it first time I was lost in that song and from that day there is not a single day when I have not listened to this and other songs of Bhupen Hazarika in Assamese and Bengali whether I understand it or not.

But, as Bhupen Da himself mentioned in one of his interviews , what MF Hussain had said about him that “. . . when he sings – he paints.”. Here, I would like to add that not only we get to see the picture in front of us, but when he sings, we get involved in those feelings and emotions of those characters that Bhupen Da is singing about, and we unknowingly step into the soul of those characters.

Well, Atul ji’s post and the discussion on the group prompted me to look for the original Assamese and Bengali versions for his songs from the album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’. I keep finding them and also found some of them which are given in the table below for those who are interested to listen them. Rather I would request all to please listen to them to understand the ‘nuances’ (as Gulzar saab has said in his commentary in the album ‘Main Aur Mera Saaya’) of the characters.

Song Title (Hindi) Assamese song Bangla Song
Dola Ho Dola Dola He Dola Dola He Dola
Yeh Kiski Sadaa Hai Pratidhwani Suno Pratidhwani Shuni
Us Din Ki Baat Hai Porokhi Puwaate Tulunga
Kitne Hi Saagar Saagar Sangamat Saagar Sangame
Haan Aawaaraa Hoon Moi Eti Jajabor Aami Ek Jajabor
Main Aur Mera Saaya Moi aru mor saa
Ek Kali Do Pattiyaan Ekti kuri duti paata
Aalsi Saawan Badri Udaaye Ek khana megh bheshe elo aakashe

I would request our knowledgeable readers to correct me wherever I had made a mistake and also please provide either the Bangla or Assamese version for the Hindi songs that I have been unable to find in the above list. Also, I would apologize if I have made any mistake in the text while mentioning the songs title in either Assamese or Bengali elsewhere in this post.

Now, coming back to “Manuhe Manuhar Babe”, I found one video link wherein Bhupen Da himself is performing on this song and the details mentioned that this song was composed by him in 1964. And there, just this thought crossed my mind to check if there is a Hindi version of this song since it was the oldest song of Bhupen Da so I thought this should have been naturally translated in Hindi long back and this song both in Assamese and Bengali “Manush Manusher Jonno” (that Atul ji mentioned in his post ), are very popular one. But I could not gather the exact translated words for this song in Hindi if at all the song was made. But finally, I got it when I was listening to the various links available for the song “Insaanon Ne Paise Ke Liye” for Sahir Saab’s Remembrance Day.

So, when I was browsing for the song “Insaanon Ne Paise Ke Liye”, I noticed a link in the suggestions having Bhupen Da’s song “Insaan Insaan Ke Liye” and as I listened to it I had got the song I was looking for. And not just that it was already in the movie which was a Hindi version of ‘Chameli Memsaab’, I also got to listen another one “O Bideshi Bandhu”. What a song that is too. . . as we keep listening they keep growing more and more. . . and more. . .

And nowadays, there is not a single day when I do not listen to Bhupen Da’s song in Assamese or Bengali (even though I do not understand the words fully. But I must say they are very sweet, melodious and healing too). For example, I have listened innumerable times to “Akhom Dekhor Bagisare Sowali” in the voice of Usha Mangeshkar. And then its Bangla version “Asom Desher Meye Aami”. However, it seems that this song was not translated and included in the Hindi version of this movie.

Then there are few songs like “Shahid Pronaamo Tomak” which I like very much. And one song that Bhupen Da has mentioned in the interview (that I referred to above)  “Agnijugor. . .  Nuton Akhom Gadhi, Nutan Bharat Gadhi” which I need to listen, but so far have not found the link for it.

Now I also wish to learn Assamese and Bangla. And as many peoples say very rightly that we should always try and learn the Indian languages other than our mother tongue too. And that is the magic of our rich cultural heritage and of our ‘Unity in Diversity’. Even Bhupen Da an ambassador of ‘humanity’ also plays his role in the process of ‘national integration’ when he talks about that in the above interview.

And that bring us to the song of today, which has been taken from the Hindi moive ‘Chameli Memsaab’ (1979). Bhupen Da won the national award for the ‘Best Music Director’ for the Assamese movie ‘Chameli Memsaab’ at the 23rd National Awards – 1975.

‘Chameli Memsaab’ (Hindi) was directed by Ajit Lahiri for Elem Films, Calcutta. It has Abha Dhuliya, Tom Alter, Freddy Stroud, John McKenzie, Mrs. Freddy Stroud, Carol Alter, Pallavi Mehta, Master Raju, Sushant Sanyal, Mithoon Chakravarty and others. HFGK does not mention about the date of passing of this movie by the Censor Board.

This movie has four songs including one multiple version song. Lyrics for the songs are written by Gajanan Sharma (three songs) and Deep Narayan Mitholiya (one song). Music is composed by Bhupen Hazarika. Bhupen Hazarika, Kamal Ganguly, Arundhati Holme Choudhary and Ila Basu gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Bhupen Hazarika and Kamal Ganguly and the lyrics are by Deep Narayan Mitholiya (I think singer Kamal Ganguly and lyricist Deep Narayan Mitholiya will be making a debut on this blog).

Let us now enjoy today’s song and welcome ‘Chameli Memsaab’ (1979) on the blog. Let us also remember the great human being Shri Bhupen Hazarika. And remember that we still have a long way to go to explore the writer, composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika.

Thanking Bhupen Da for the vast musical treasure trove of the ‘soul and fragrance of India’

 

Song – Insaan Insaan Ke Liye, Jeevan Jeevan Ke Liye  (Chameli Memsaab) (1979) Singer – Bhupen Hazarika, Kamal Ganguly, Lyrics – Deep Narayan Mitholiya, MD – Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika + Kamal Ganguly
Chorus

Lyrics

insaan insaan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye
hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

insaan insaan ka saudaa kare ae
wo ise rozgaar kare ae
insaan insaan ka saudaa kare
wo ise rozgaar kare
itihaas puraana agar palte
kya sharmaaoge nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye ae

kya nuksaan tujhe ae
jeewan ki gehri bhanwar
paar ho tere sahaare ae
kamzor log agar
hmm hmm hmm hmm
kya nuksaan tujhe ae
hmm hmm
jeewan ki gehri bhanwar
paar ho tere sahaare ae
kamzor log agar
hmm hmm
insaan agar na ho insaan
shaitaan kabhi naa hota insaan
insaan agar na ho insaan
shaitaan kabhi naa hota insaan
shaitaan agar ho jaaye insaan
shaitaan agar ho jaaye insaan
kya sharmaaoge nahin
o bandhu

insaan insaan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
jeewan jeewan ke liye
hmm hmm hmm
zaraa si hamdardi ka wo
hmm
kyon haqdaar nahin
o bandhu
insaan insaan ke liye
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए

इंसां इंसां का सौदा करे ए
वो इसे रोज़गार करे ए
इंसां इंसां का सौदा करे ए
वो इसे रोज़गार करे ए
इतिहास पुराना अगर पलटे
क्या शरमाओगे नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए

क्या नुक्सान तुझे ए
जीवन कि गहरी भंवर
पार हो तेरे सहारे ए
कमज़ोर लोग अगर
इंसां अगर न हो इंसां
शैतान कभी ना होता इंसां
इंसां अगर न हो इंसां
शैतान कभी ना होता इंसां
शैतान अगर हो जाए इंसां
क्या शरमाओगे नहीं
ओ बंधू

इंसां इंसां के लिए
जीवन जीवन के लिए
ज़रा सी हमदर्दी का वो
क्यों हक़दार नहीं
ओ बंधू
इंसां इंसां के लिए


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 : 3921 Post No. : 14986

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 28
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Looking at 13th April of ten years ago, the post score card was six songs.

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Aawaara 1951
Teri Duniya Me Jeene Se To Behtar Hai Ke Mar Jaayen House No 44 1955
Tu Kahan Ye Bataa Is Nasheeli Raat Mein Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963
Iktara Bole Yaadgaar 1970
O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhaara Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969
Prem Kahaani Me Ik Ladka Hota Hai Prem Kahaani 1975

Two of the six films represented that day had made their debut – ‘House No. 44’ (1955) and ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970). Of the six films, five are already yippeee’d over the past 10 years. The one film that still awaits all its songs to be posted is ‘Yaadgaar’. Today, we bring to fore the fourth third song of this film, from a total of six songs listed.

Manoj Kumar, having started his career in 1958 with films like ‘Panchaayat’ and ‘Sahaara’, turned a writer and a producer less than a decade later. His first venture was ‘Shaheed’ in released 1965. The film was directed by S Ram Sharma under the banner of KPK Movies, Bombay. Then in 1967, under the new banner of Vishal International, he produced and directed ‘Upkar’. Coming close on the heels of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, and the sudden demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Jan 1966, this film rode a wave of popularity on the sentiments of nationalism and social integration, and became one of the major blockbusters of the 1960s. The film also established the image and tag name of Mr. Bharat for him.

In 1970, he followed it up with ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, again from his own banner of Vishal International, another film that is on the same theme of nationalism and Indian culture, further strengthening that image. The fact that the title role he played in these two films has the name ‘Bharat’ helped a lot, of course.

In 1970 came another film that followed in the footsteps of his earlier creations, with the similar socially relevant theme of nationalism and Indian culture. Although not from the banner of Vishal International (the production house was Kunal Chitra, Bombay), the film was directed by S Ram Sharma, an old friend who had also directed ‘Shaheed’ of 1965. As with ‘Shaheed’, the story and screenplay is written by Manoj Kumar himself.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood (Junior), Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmichaya, Shammi, Manmohan, Paulson, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behal, Manohar, Naidu, Beerbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Jerry, Dubey, Sabeena, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sobati, Aleeja, Genius, Darshan M, Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, and Ramlal etc. One cannot help but notice a set of names that had had become regular in the cast of actors in his films – Kamini Kaushal, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Asit Sen, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Manmohan, Shammi etc.

The theme song of this film is “Iktaara Bole, Sun Sun Kya Kahe Ye Tumse”. The song was a major hit in its time, as the film tried to address the malaise of degradation of social values in the Indian society. The song touches upon a series of topics like population, corruption in routine life, fashion, cold war and deteriorating relations between nations, political leaders, religious dogmas etc. The theme runs in parallel to the romantic love interest between Manoj Kumar and Nutan, touching also upon the class/caste conflict in the society.

This song carries forward this message of class/caste conflict and the desire for social equality. The scenario relates to the class conflict in religion. A number of people are waiting outside a temple, to enter and to worship theie God. But the pujari (priest) at the temple, temporarily halts the entry of devotees into the temple, as the chief patron of the temple is expected shortly. Rana Shamsher Singh (role played by Tiwari) is the rich man who has provided the funding for the temple, and so the temple is known by his name – Rana Mandir. As other devotees wait to enter the temple, a war of words breaks out between Bhanu (name of the role played by Manoj Kumar, thankfully not Bharat, as in ‘Upkar’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’) and Rana, which turns into this song that tells about God and his relationship to His devotees. The words tell that God is not necessarily housed in the temple, and that He also manifests Himself in many other locations and endeavors that also involve the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The words of this song are from the pen of Indeewar, who also wrote the iconic “Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab. . .” for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar’. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. This music director duo was the regular MDs for Manoj Kumar’s films – ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Yaadgar’. But come 1972, Manoj Kumar switched to Laxmikant Pyaarelal with his next venture ‘Shor’.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor, the playback singer that Manoj Kumar preferred for himself. Listen to this typical ‘Bharat’ message that helped further strengthen the image of Mr Bharat.

Audio

Video

Song – Wo Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega  (Yaadgaar) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Tiwari

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)

aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pehle
kisi dhanwaan ka naam
us mandir ke dwaar khade khud
royen krishna aur raam

dhanwaan ko pehle miley
bhagwaan ke darshan
darshan ko tarastaa rahey
jo bhakt ho nirdhan
ye dakshina ki reet
ye pandon ke chhalaawe
dukaan mein biktey huye
mandir ke chadhaawe
aise hi agar
aise hi agar dharm ka vyaapar
chalega
bhagwaan ka duniya mein
koi naam na legaa
aisi jageh pe jaa ke tu kuchh bhi na paayega
bhagwaan aisa mandir khud chhod jaayegaa
chhod jaayega
chhod jaayega

bhagwaan raana mandir mein nahin
to aur kahaan milegaa

wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande..ae
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milegaa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa

dhanwaan jo hai jhoothha..aa
ho ho o o 
shaitaan ke baraabar
aa aa aa aa
nirdhan agar hai sachchaa
bhagwaan ke baraabar
wo dhong mein nahin hai
imaan mein milegaa..aa
wo khet mein milegaa

ganga se bhi hai paawan
ho ho o o 
mazdoor ka paseena
aa aa aa aa
paani na koi samjhe
anmol ye nagina
aise hi paseenon ke nirmaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein milegaa

geeta sunaa rahaa hai..ae
aawaaz mein kalon ki..ee
taqdeer likh rahaa hai
nokon se wo halon ki..ee
mazdoor mein milegaa aa
wo kisaan mein ae milegaa aa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega..aa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega

bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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आये जहां भगवान से पहले
किसी धनवान का नाम
उस मंदिर के द्वार खड़े खुद
रोयें कृष्ण और राम

धनवान को पहले मिले
भगवान् के दर्शन
दर्शन को तरसता रहे
जो भक्त हो निर्धन
ये दक्षिणा कि रीत
ये पंडों के छलावे
दूकान में बिकते हुए
मंदिर के चढ़ावे
ऐसे ही अगर॰॰र
ऐसे ही अगर धर्म का व्यापार चलेगा
भगवान् का दुनिया में
कोई नाम ना लेगा
ऐसी जगह पे जाके तू कुछ भी न पायेगा
भगवान् ऐसा मंदिर खुद छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा

(भगवान् राणा मंदिर में नहीं
तो और कहाँ मिलेगा)

वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में ए मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे॰॰ए
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

धनवान जो है झूठा॰॰आ
हो हो ओ ओ
शैतान के बराबर
आ आ आ आ
निर्धन अगर है सच्चा
भगवान् के बराबर
वो ढोंग में नहीं है
ईमान में मिलेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गंगा से भी है पावन
हो हो ओ ओ
मजदूर का पसीना
आ आ आ आ
पानी न कोई समझे
अनमोल ये नगीना
ऐसे ही पसीनों के निर्माण में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गीता सुना रहा है॰॰ए
आवाज़ में कलों कि॰॰ई
तकदीर लिख रहा है
नोकों से वो हलों की॰॰ई
मजदूर में मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो किसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ     
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा


भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा

 


This article is written by Nahm, 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 :

3773 Post No. : 14750 Movie Count :

4034

na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
tera wajood hai sirf dastaan ke liye
 

palat ke su-e-chaman dekhne se kya hogaa
wo shaakh hi na rahi jo thhi aashiyaan ke liye

garaz paarast jahaan mein wafaa talaash na kar
ye shai bani hai kisi dusre jahan ke liye

Thus wrote Sahir Ludhianvi for the film ‘Daastaan’ (1972). Here he takes a cue from Allama Iqbal who said ….

na tu zameen ke liye hai na aasmaan ke liye
jahaan hai tere liye tu nahin jahaan ke liye

Ever the cynic….

Whereas Iqbal was always motivational, Sahir had an inverted view of things.  Maybe this solitude and despair was because of ‘Pyasaa” or vice versa.  Take the instance of “Wo Sub’ha Kabhi To Aayegi“ in the film ‘Phir Subah hogi’ (1958). These verses are said to have inspired his contemporary Jaan Nisaar Akhtar to write the song “Gham Ki Andheri Raat Mein” in ‘Susheela’ (1966), with the lines,

gham ki andheri raat mein dil ko na beqaraar kar
sub’ha zaroor aayegi, sub’ha ka intezaar kar

Just last week, I was thinking about the Hindi poem I had written in 2016. It was published in my office magazine. This poem has some heavy references of Sahir’s songs.  And that I should write a post about Sahir Ludhianvi on his anniversary. But for some reason I had the impression that his death anniversary falls in June or July. I thought I will look up on the blog for the birth anniversary and if it is anytime soon I will write a post.

As it happened my office computer was out of order last week and it returned to work only on Friday and there is no lap-top currently in my use at home, I missed the opportunity to write this article on time. It was Raja ji’s article which alerted me to the fact of Sahir Ludhianvi’s death anniversary on 25th October.

Before I get to the song in hand, let’s take a look at my poem.  This is rather long and I am told it lacks something.  But this is the finished product:

कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ?

सुना मैंने के कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती
सोचा के अपनी सी कुछ कोशिश मैं भी कर देखूं
कोशिश एक जद्द-ओ-जहद हालात को बेहतर करने की
कोशिश जो हर एक करे खुद को बेहतर इंसान बनाने की
कोशिश वो जो अपने परिवार की, सम्मान की रक्षा की
कोशिश के ऐसे जीऐं अपना स्तर उँचा हो नजर में खुदा की
कोशिश वो जो हो इज्जत से जीने की और इज्जतदार मरने की
फिर कहें
कि कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

फिर कहा किसी ने कि मरने की बात क्यू करें
मौत में कैसी इज्जत कैसी आबरू
क्यूं जब मर कर बाबुल से नजरें मिलाना है
तो जीना और मरना ऐसे रहे के अपना सर उँचा हो
ये ना हो कि बहू और बेटी को बाजार में खड़ा करे
और कहें कि
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

शायद ये साहिर नें 1957 में लिखा हो के
“संसार की हरेक बेशर्मी
गुरबत की गोद में पलती है”
सोचने लगी के क्या ये आज भी सच है
कोई सोचे या नहीं, बात काबिले गौर है
क्यूं की
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

और कहा साहिर ने के
“अवतार पयंबर जनती है,
फिर भी शैतान की बेटी है”
मुझे लगा जैसे आज मैं ही बैठी हूं
किसी टेलीविजन के ‘टॉक शो’ पर
और दुहार लगाई हूं “फ्रीडम ऑफ एक्सप्रेशन” की
वहां तक,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

आज का दौर हम सब ‘अय्याश’!
माडर्न और सैवी होने का हमें फक्र है

‘अय्याश’ इतना ‘ओल्ड फैशन्ड’ शब्द है,
की ‘हम अय्याश’ सुन कर सब चौंके,
अय्याश वो है जो ऐश में डूबा हुआ है
जिंदगी के मजे लेने में, जानों और पहचानों
“औरत ने जन्म दिया मर्दों को, मर्दों ने उसे बाजार दिया”
और तो
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

मेरी बहनों और बेटियों, अपनी इज्जत अपने हाथ
जब खुद अपनी इज्जत करना सीख जाओ
के औरों को तुम्हारी इस्मत पर नजर डालते शरम आये
संघर्ष का सब से बड़ा मैदान यहीं है के
कोख में अपनी बेटी का कत्ल ना होने देना हरगिज
और ना खुद को शैतान की बेटी बनने दो,
बात बहुत बड़ी मेरी तुच्छ कलम कह गयी
सच है,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

ओ बाबुल प्यारे, मुझे नाज से लाड से पालने वाले
कल तू मुझे संजोता, संवारता था और ससुराल भेजता
कल मैं तेरी आँखों की चमक और पगड़ी का फक्र थी
आज ये हाल है, कि हम अपनी बेटियों को परदेसी कर देते हैं
ताकि वो अपनी पोजिशन बनाये दुनियाँ में
जाओ,
के कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती ।

नतीजा ये की आज दुनियाँ की कोई गैर-जरूरी चीज नहीं
जिसे बेचने में मेरा इस्तेमाल नहीं होता
आज मैं हर अखबार में हर फिल्मी पोस्टर में
हर पल हर वक्त बेची और खरीदी जाती हूं
मजे की बात तो ये हुई के मुझे एहसास तक नहीं
की मैं हर लम्हे कितनी “निर्भय” हो गई इस बाजार में
पता है, कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती
अगर ये मेरी और तुम्हारी हार नहीं है
तो कोई मुझे बताये कि ये क्या है?

ये कैसी कोशिश है
कि हर तरह से मेरी हार होती है ।

Sounds rather like a long story.  But the story is original and sort of a parody of the original ‘Koshish Karnewaalon Ki Kabhi Haar Nahin Hoti” by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Now moving to the song in hand, from the film ‘Begum Jaan’ (2017).  This is an adaptation of the original song in “Phir Subah Hogi”(1958) written by Sahir Ludhianvi.   Only a word in the mukhda is changed and the whole song in re-rendered by Arjit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Credit for the lyrics and composition is given to Sahir Ludhianvi and Khayyam.
(As per myswar.com  http://myswar.co/song_details/begum-jaan-2017-woh-subah-hami-se-aayegi-7 )

A big fan of Arjit Singh I am not and this particular rendition has not endeared him to me.  I believe singing has to be of words and uttering words in a loose manner somehow dilutes the impact.  I don’t know if the singing here was required this way due to the situation, as I haven’t seen the movie.   The background music is a haunting fall back on “Tadap Tadap Ke Iss Dil Se” (‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, 1999). While listening to this and the original by Khaiyyam I was reminded of “Dekh Lo Aaj Hum Ko Ji Bhar Ke” (‘Baazaar’, 1982) as well as “Najariyaa Ki Maari” (“Pakeezah”, 1971).

This is a tribute to the poet of such inimitable songs such as:

Tum Mujhe Bhool Bhi Jaao To Ye Haqq Hai Tum Ko

Tum Agar Mujh Ko Na Chaaho To Koi Baat Nahi

Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se Ajnabi Ban Jaayen Ham Donon

Jaane Wo Kaise Log Thhe Jin Ke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila

Mann Re Tu Kaahe Na Dheer Dhare

And many more such songs.

[Editor’s Note: The delay in publication is an oversight of the editors, the author had sent in this contribution just in time.]


Song – Wo Sub’ha Ham Hi Se Aayegi (Begum Jaan) (2017) Singer – Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Khayyaam
Arijit Singh + Shreya Ghoshal
Chorus

Lyrics

in kaali sadiyon ke sar se
jab raat ka aanchal dhhalkega aa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaa
jab dukh ke baadal pighlenge
jab sukh ka saagar chhalkega aa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
jab ambar jhhoom ke naachega
jab dharti naghme gaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

jis sub’ha ki khaatir jug jug se
ham sab mar mar ke jeete hain

aaa aaa aaa
jis subah ki amrit ki dhun mein
ham zehar ke pyaale peete hain
in bhooki pyaasi roohon per
ek din to karam farmaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

maana ke abhi tere mere
armaanon ki qeemat kuch bhi nahin

hmm hmm hmm
mitti ka bhi hai kuchh mol magar
insaanon ki qeemat kuchh bhi nahin
aa aa aa
insaanon ki izzat jab jhoothhe
sikko mein na toli jaayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi
woh sub’ha hameen se aayegi

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

इन काली सदियों के सर से
जब रात का आँचल ढलकेगा
आssss आssss आssssssss 
जब दुख के बादल पिघलेंगे
जब सुख का सागर छलकेगा
आss आss आss आss
जब अम्बर झूम के नाचेगा
जब धरती नग़मे गाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी

जिस सुबहा की खातिर जुग जुग से
हम सब मर मर के जीते हैं
आss आss आss
जिस सुबहा के अमृत की धुन में
हम ज़हर के प्याले पीते हैं
इन भूखी प्यासी रूहों पर
एक दिन तो करम फरमाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी

माना के अभी तेरे मेरे
अरमानों की क़ीमत कुछ भी नहीं
हम्ममम हम्ममम हम्ममम
मिट्टी का भी है कुछ मोल मगर
इन्सानों की क़ीमत कुछ भी नहीं
आs आs आs
इन्सानों की इज्ज़त जब झूठे
सिक्कों में ना तोली जाएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी
वो सुबहा हमीं से आएगी


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.

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