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Blog Day : 3727 Post No. : 14666

Today, October 1st is the birth anniversary of two iconic personalities of Hindi film music. Both started their career in Hindi film industry in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1946 – one as a music director and the other as a lyricist. Yes, it is Sachin Dev Burman’s 112th birth anniversary and Majrooh Sultanpuri’s 99th birth anniversary. Both have been my favourites amongst the music directors and lyricists of the golden era of Hindi film music. Both seem to have been made for each other. SD Burman was one of the earliest pioneers in introducing the concept of ‘tune first lyrics later’ in Hindi film music while Majrooh Sultanpuri was master in writing lyrics to the tune.

I found both of them to be non-conformists in their respective fields.  SD Burman’s compositions did not leave trails to identify them as SD Burman type of music. In my younger days, it was not easy for me to identify the songs composed by SD Burman. Had I not known in advance, I would have difficulties in knowing that songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951), ’Pyaasa’ (1957) and  ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) were composed by the same music director. Majrooh Sultanpuri on the other hand wrote lyrics of varied moods and of all genres with ease. Another common factor between these two stalwarts was that both were called as ‘old man with young heart’. If SD Burman could composed Roop Tera Mastaana at the age of 64, Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote lyrics for Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni at the age of 77.

Despite both SD Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri starting their filmy career in 1946, it took about 11 years for both of them to work together in Navketan’s  ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), though the other collaboration, ‘Paying Guest’ (1957) was released first. The main reason was that SD Burman was already working with Sahir Ludhianvi since 1951. It was only when SD Burman stopped engaging Sahir after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) that he found Majrooh Sultanpuri as a suitable lyricist partner. From 1957 till SD Burman’s death in October 1975, both of them worked together in 20 films composing 137 songs.

I have already written about Majrooh Sultanpuri last year while covering the song Nanha Mora Doley Mori Anganiaa. So in this article, I propose to discuss only the musical career of SD Burman.

Sachin Da (1/10/1906 – 31/10/1975) was born in Comilla, a part of Tripura at that time (now in Bangladesh). He belonged to Tripura’s royal family in which his father, Nabadwip Chandra Dev Burman, was the next in line to Tripura Royalty. However, due to some palace machinations, Nabadwip Burman was denied his right as the next king of Tripura because of which he along with his family shifted to Comilla. SD Burman’s childhood years in Comilla became his training ground for music as he became enthralled by the folk music of what was then known as East Bengal.

After graduation from a Comilla college, SD Burman enrolled for Master’s degree in English in the University of Calcutta in 1924. However, he soon gave up his studies to become the disciple of Krishna Chandra Dey (KC Dey). Later, he continued his musical training under Ustad Badal Khan and Pandit Bhishamdev Chatopadhyay.  The royal family of Tripura were the connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. They resented SD Burman’s indulgence in singing and recording folk songs for earning as it was below dignity for a royal member of family to earn from the music. They also felt that folk songs were not meant for royalty as they were sung by the lower strata of the society. Because of this, SD Burman did not get the traditional royal welcome when he visited Agrtala after his marriage with Meera in 1938.

In 1932, SD Burman left Tripura for Calcutta (Kolkata) for pursuing his interest in music. In the same year, he approached HMV for his first recording of a non-filmy Bengali song. However, he failed in the audition test. Luckily for him, Hindustan Musical Products (Hindustan Records) offered to record his first gramophone song. The song became a major success for Hindustan Records. During 1932-1946, SD Burman recorded over 100 non-films, mostly Bengali and some filmy Bengali songs most of which became commercially successful.

Despite success as a singer in non-film songs, SD Burman had to face disappointment in 1933 when a song sung by him in the film ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) was deleted and was recorded afresh in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal due to the internal politics of New Theatre. In 1935, SD Burman got an opportunity to do a minor role of a beggar in Madhu Bose’s film ‘Selima’ (1935) in which he was to sing a song. At first, SD Burman refused telling that he would be ostracised from the Tripura royal family if they came to know that he was working in a film. However, Madhu Bose assured him that no one would recognise him in his make-up of a beggar with beard and moustache. So this became SD Burman’s first film song as an actor-singer.

Sometime in 1942, SD Burman got an offer from Chandulal Shah to join Ranjit Movietone as music director. The offer was declined as he did not relish the idea of leaving Kolkata. In the next two years, he found that he was not able  to get enough opportunity to compose music for Bangla films as all important banners had their own music directors in their pay rolls. These music directors would offer him to sing as a playback singer which he would not agree as his wish was to become a music director. At this juncture, he took a decision that he would not sing for any other music directors and he would sing his own compositions for films not as a playback singer but as background singer. He maintained that stand consistently after he became a part of the Bombay (Mumbai) film industry in 1946.

In early 1940s, Bengal was reeling under the worst famine. The film industry was adversely affected. There was an exodus from Kolkata to Mumbai film industry for a different reason. SD Burman knew that despite his liking for Kolkata, he had to move to Mumbai to be able to achieve his dream of becoming a music director. In October 1944, SD Burman along with his family landed in Mumbai on the invitation from Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and Sashadhar Mukherjee who had formed Filmistan with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee and other technicians, a breakaway group from Bombay Talkies.  Burman joined Filmistan as music director.

In Mumbai, SD Burman’s greatest handicap was his inability to fully understand Hindi, leave aside Urdu.  This handicap willy-nilly made him the pioneering in ‘tune first lyrics later’ concept in Hindi film song compositions. It is said that in his first two films with Filmistan, C Ramchandra helped SD Burman in music arrangements. I guess, as a newcomer, it was difficult for him to arrange musicians and communicate with them.

His first film as a music director was ‘Shikaari’ (1946) followed by ‘Aath Din’ (1946), both produced under the banner of Filmistan.  The music of ‘Shikari’ (1946) did not create much interest in the common public though studio hands appreciated newness in his music compositions. However, songs of ‘Aath Din’ (1946) especially two songs sung by SD Burman and Pehle Na Samjhaa Pyaar Tha by Ameerbai Karnataki became popular and made him a different class of music director well-versed with the then East Bengal folk music.

SD Burman was not satisfied with his music in these two films as he did not find anyone in the streets singing his songs. On the contrary, he found his servant always humming the songs from ‘Rattan’ (1944). He felt that unless his songs became popular on the streets, his presence as a music director would never be felt in Bombay film industry.

In the meanwhile, Sashadhar Mukherjee allowed him to take up the music direction in the films outside Filmistan. In 1947, he did two films outside Filmistan – ‘Chitor Vijay’ (1947) and ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) both having Raj Kapoor and Madhubala as lead pairs. Neither the films fared well on the box office front nor did the songs become popular. The only point of interest in ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) was that SD Burman made Raj Kapoor to sing in his own voice a song, O Duniya Ke Rehne Waalo Bolo Kahaan Gaya Chitchor.

Filmistan entrusted SD Burman with the music direction of ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Sashadhar Mukherjee was a hard task master who rarely got satisfied with the tunes SD Burman composed for this film. Fed up with the constant rejections of tunes by Sashadhar Mukherjee, one day, SD Burman decided to have a show down with his boss. Probably after that he would think of leaving Filmistan and go back to Kolkata. To his surprise, Sashadhar Mukherjee at once approved the first tune he played on the harmonium and asked him record the song at the earliest. The song was Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt). This song made Geeta Roy a star playback singer overnight. The film was a box office success. For the first time, SD Burman heard his servant humming this song which made him very happy. In 1948, he composed songs from ‘Vidya’ (1948). It was his first film with Dev Anand and Suraiya. The film did not fare well on the box office but one song  Laayi Khushi Ki Duniya, picturised on Dev Anand and Suraiya, became very popular.

Filmistan’s ‘Shabnam’ (1949) can be regarded as SD Burman’s first real successful film as a music director as all the songs of the films became very popular. For SD Burman, it was one of his most satisfying period of his musical career as he found the songs of ‘Shabnam’ being heard on the street quite often. He even heard the labourers at Bandra Railway Station, singing one of the songs from this film in tandem with their track maintenance work.

In 1950s, SD Burman did not have much success as a music director. ‘Afsar’ (1950) was his first film for Navketan – a film production company started by Chetan Anand and Dev Anand. The film did not fare well at the box office although two songs – Naina Deewaane Ek Nahin Maane and Man Mor Huaa Matwaala became popular. ‘Pyaar’ (1950) also did not have a great run. SD Burman was now depressed that even after 5 years of his stint as a music director in Bombay film industry, he has not established himself as a successful music director. With this thought in mind, he decided to leave Mumbai and return to Kolkata.

At that time, Ashok Kumar was reviving Bombay Talkies by producing ‘Mashaal’ (1950) for which SD Burman was entrusted with the music direction. His leaving at a crucial juncture would have affected the film. After much persuasion by Ashok Kumar, SD Burman stayed back to complete the music direction of the film with a condition that after the completion of his work, he would return to Kolkata.

It so happened that ‘Mashaal’ (1950) became a box office hit film. Almost all the songs of the film became very popular. But it was Manna Dey’s song,  Upar Gagan Vishaal which drew attention of the common folk. With this song, Manna Dey seemed have announced that he had, at last, arrived in the world of Hindi film music. Manna Dey had worked as an Assistant Music Director for SD Burman but he got his first chance to sing under his baton only in ‘Mashaal’ (1950).

With the success of ‘Mashaal’ (1950), producers lined up for signing SD Burman for their films which included ‘Bahaar’ (1951), ‘Buzdil’ (1951), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) and ‘Sazaa’ (1951). All these films had very popular songs some of which are still remembered today like Sainya Dil Mein Aana Re, Jhan Jhan Jhan Jhan Paayal Baaje, Thandi Hawaayen Lehra Ke Aayen and Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye.

But one film SD Burman  did in 1951 gave a tremendous boost to his career as a music director – it was Navketan’s ‘Baazi’ (1951). It was Guru Dutt’s first directorial venture. SD Burman’s musical treatment in this film was quite a contrast to what he had so far churned out. There were no Bengali traces in the songs. Instead, he predominantly used western and Punjabi beats. In fact, he turned Sahir Ludhinavi’s philosophical ghazal, Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer Banaa Le  into a seductive club song. All the songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951) became super hits. The success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) made SD Burman almost a permanent fixture with Navketan Banner until ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973). By now, he had dropped the idea of shifting to Kolkata.

The musical success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) created a successful pair of Sahir Ludhianvi and SD Burman. During 1951-57, both of them created 138 songs in 18 films. Unfortunately, due to clash of egos, they did not work together after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

I will not go into further details of his successful films as they are in large numbers. But there are a few films which I consider as classic insofar as SD Burman’s music is concerned. They are ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Kaala Baazar’ (1960), ‘Bandini’ (1963) ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). But within these films, there were high points in SD Burman’s musical career – ‘Baazi’ (1951), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969) and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973).

During 1946 until his death in October 31, 1975 SD Burman composed music for 90 films (including one unreleased film) comprising 673 songs (666 songs if I exclude 7 songs from the unreleased film). This gives an annual average of 3 films. According to those who had closely worked with SD Burman, he would consider him to be ‘busy’ if he had two films on hand. He considered himself ‘very busy’ if he had 3 films on hand. He would not take any more musical assignments until he completed one of the three films on hand. So the annual average of 3 films are within the parameter he set for himself.

It was during the recording the song, Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi Ye Zindagi  from ‘Mili’ (1975) that SD Burman got paralytic attack and was shifted to Bombay Hospital. Later, RD Burman completed the recording of the song. What an irony! When Kishore Kumar was singing this song for recording, his mentor was in the hospital in deep coma. SD Burman remained in coma for the next 5 months until his end came on October 31, 1975.

Since the article has already become very lengthy, I propose to write a second part of the article covering some other aspects of SD Burman’s Hindi film music on his Remembrance Day on October 31, 2018. There are hundreds of anecdotes in the life of SD Burman – some known and some unknown to me – which makes his musical journey very interesting. While Gulzar called him ‘Prince of Music’, Pandit Hari Prasad Charasia referred him as ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Kersi Lord, who worked with SD Burman as a drummer and later as an accordionist for a very long time, called him ‘an old man with a young heart’ insofar as his music was concerned. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the santoor player called SD Burman as a wonderful person with child-like innocence.

I will end this article with a statement that SD Burman was a music director who remained at the zenith of his musical career in Hindi film industry since the success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) until his death on October 31, 1975. Even 5 year hiatus with Lata Mangeshkar (1957-62) did not affect his musical career. Some of the films for which SD Burman composed music may have failed at the box office but his music did not fail.

On the occasion of 112th birth anniversary of SD Burman and 99th birth anniversary of Majrooh Sultanpuri, I present one of their creations from ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958). The film was produced by VL Narasu, a coffee plantation magnate from the South India. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Jagdish Sethi, Johny Walker, Shammi, Iftekhar, Raja Sulochana, Leela Mishra, Manmohan Krishna etc.

The film seems to have jinxed from the very beginning. Gyan Mukherjee was originally assigned to direct the film. He had even completed musical sitting with SD Burman. The film went into shooting floor in 1956. However, Gyan Mukherjee fell ill and was diagnosed with brain tumour. He was also afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. He passed away in November 1956. Ashok Kumar had to rope in Satyen Bose to direct the film (As revealed by late Sachin Bhowmick and quoted in ‘SD Burman – The Prince Musician’ – Anirudh Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal (2018).

During the making of the film, SD Burman got into tiff with Lata Mangeshkar on the issue of re-recording of the song, Sainya Kaise Dhaaroon Dheer as he wished to record the song afresh with some changes in the tune. Since Lata was leaving for a foreign trip, she could not give him the date, nor she could commit to give a priority date on her return from the trip. This enraged SD Burman to such an extent that he stopped engaging Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer for the next 5 years. He got the above-mentioned song recorded in the voice of Asha Bhonsle. But she could not render the song the way S D Burman wanted. So he retained the originally recorded Lata version for the film. The remaining songs which were to be sung by Lata in the films were rendered by Asha Bhonsle (3) and Geeta Dutt (1).

After about 8 years from this incidence, SD Burman got his original wish fulfilled. Lata Mangeshkar recorded a song based on the tune of the song referred to above. The result was the culmination of a new song for the film ‘Guide’ (1965). The song was Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye Dekho Sainya Beimaan. Incidentally, as I checked from the credit titles, Hiralal was one of the choreographers for both ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958) and ‘Guide’ (1965).

‘Sitaaron se Aage’ (1958) got delayed and finally released sometime in early 1958. The film was a musical extravaganza with Vyjayantimala performing a number of semi-classical dances in the film. A feature of the songs in this film was that  SD Burman used Western scores in a couple of songs like Chanda Ki Chaandni Ka Jaadoo and Mehfil Mein Aaaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se that sounded like waltz music.

So far 7 songs (out of 9 including one multiple version song) from this film have been covered in the Blog. I present the 8th song – ‘Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and picturised on Vyjayantimala as a dance song. The song is not only melodious but rhythmic as well.

[Author’s Note: Some of the information on SD Burman’s early life and early musical career has been sourced from ‘SD Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (translated from Bengali by SK Ray Chaudhuri), 2013.]

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul (Sitaaron Se Aage) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanopuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
ho oo mere bulbul
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
 
o o o o
o o o o o 
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
o
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
wohi teri baaten
wohi meri raaten
wohi rang e mehfil mera
rah ke juda
dil na dukha
aa bhi jaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
o jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

o o o o
o o o
raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
o raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
tu hi nahi aaya
dhal gaya saaya
yahaan ka taara wahaan gaya
raat dhali
jhoom chali
phir hawaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
ho tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o o mere bulbul. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
हो ओ मेरे बुलबुल
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा

वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा
वही तेरी बातें
वही तेरी रातें
वही रंग ए महफिल मेरा
रह के जुदा
दिल ना दुखा
आ भी जा आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
ओ राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
तू ही नहीं आया
ढाल गया साया
यहाँ का तारा वहाँ गया
रात ढली
झूम चली
फिर हवा आ॰॰आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
हो तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ ओ मेरे बुलबुल॰ ॰ ॰

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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 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 : 3713 Post No. : 14640

# Superstar Child Artist – Jr. Mehmood # 4
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(Rafi Sings for Jr. Mehmood # 3)
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Greetings to all for the ongoing ‘Ganesh Festival’…!!!

I have many fond memories of ‘Ganpati Utsav’ being held in our colony premises and the ‘various cultural programs’ held during the ‘ten-day’ festival.

For us children then, the main attractions were ‘Orchestras’, ‘Dramas’ and a ‘movie’ if at all it could be arranged and screened in open ground and where we used to watch it from either side of the screen.:)

Among the other programs like ‘orchestra’ and ‘drama’ which would be performed by artists coming from different locations there was also a ‘drama’ and ‘cultural program’ by artists from our colony and students from schools. I was always a part of the ‘drama’ team of juniors as a ‘performer’ and also was a part of the ‘seniors’ for ‘prompting’ behind the stage if some artist forgot the ‘dialogues’. My voice was suitable for that purpose at that time. 🙂

That reminds me of one of my friends who used to do mimicry of Mehmood and Junior Mehmood on stage during such programs. And that also reminds me of ‘the musical nights being held that time with some special star also performing therein’. But, since such programs would be held at the city about 25/30 kms from the place we were staying then, it was not possible for us children to attend such programs.

Junior Mehmood was among the ‘star performer’ in those years and that reminder bring us to this fourth article in the series of articles covering songs performed by or picturized on Junior Mehmood and lip synced by him on screen in Hindi Movies.

Initially I started this series discussing the songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood and the following two songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood have been discussed earlier;

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey (Rivaaz)(1972)

2) Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film (Bansi Birju) (1972)

Thereafter we extended this series to cover the songs sung by other singers (mainly female singers, I think so 🙂 ) for Junior Mehmood. And those songs which are yet to be discussed on the blog.

Thus, we have the following song as the third post in this series which was posted on 15th November, 2017;

3) Mera Naam Hai Mehmood.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’.

‘Tanhaai-1972’ was ‘S.B. Films’ presentation, directed by Jagdish Nirula for ‘Chitrashala, Bombay’. This film was produced by S.I. Shivadasani.

It had Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdev, Lakshmi Chhaya, Iftekhar, Poornima, Dulia, Randhir, Baby Chintu, Lalita Kumari, Jankidas, Moolchand, Arpana, Master Shahid, Jagdish Raj, Kirti, Madhu, Jery, Bhola
And Mehmood Junior.

The movie introduced Ashok Khanna.

Story & Screenplay of this film was by Sadhram Sapru. Its dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing for this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

Its music was composed by Usha Khanna and the four songs of this film were penned by Asad Bhopali – three songs and Amanullah Khan Aman – one song.

The film had three solo songs- two by Asha Bhonsle, one by Kishore Kumar which has already been discussed here, and one song sung by Mohd Rafi, Usha Khanna (and Junior Mehmood (as per HFGK), however the titles of this movie did not mention the name of Junior Mehmood under ‘Playback’.

The film was passed by Censor Board on 23rd October’1972.

As per the filmography of Jr. Mehmood available on various sources on the internet he acted in many movies since his first release to this movie “Tanhaai-1972”.
However, these sources where his filmography has been mentioned does not mention the name of this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’ in their list. (So, the complete list of his movies/filmography needs to checked and authenticated to have accurate number of movies if we need to discuss them year wise.)

Also, till the release of this movie “Tanhaai-1972” Junior Mehmood was a part of many movies which were successful at the box office and he was seen in many Rajesh Khanna movies like ‘Do Raaste-1969’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna-1970’, ‘Kati Patang-1970’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi-1971’, ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’, ‘Dil Daulat Duniya-1972’ and other movies.

I had mentioned in my earlier post and many of us are aware of that Junior Mehmood shot to fame from the ‘1968 movie – Brahmachari’ where he performed on Mehmood’s famous ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ from ‘Gumnaam-1965’’.

He repeats once again performing on Mehmood’s famous ‘mehbooba mehbooba bana leo mujhe dulha’ from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ in the movie ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong-1971’ where on screen he performs in the presence of his guru Mehmood and I.S.Johar. (Peevesie’s Mom ji have recently discussed this song from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ on the blog).

Mehmood Fans and moviegoers are well aware of Mehmood’s – ‘Kapoor’s three generation act- Prithviraj, Raj and Randhir, in the song ‘Ye kaisa aayaa zamaanaa…’, in the movie ‘Hamjoli-1970’.

Surprisingly this song is yet to be posted on the blog. (may be Mehmood fans in the group are aware and want to give us a surprise 🙂 )

Junior Mehmood tried to repeat a similar act in the song ‘birhaa ki rain’ which is being presented here today.

Taking inspiration from the above song from ‘Hamjoli-1970’ and continuing his ‘genius’ further, and in fact going a step further of his Guru Mehmood, Junior Mehmood did this ‘four roles’ (additionally enacting a female artist, Aruna Irani, I guess…) act in today’s song.

Initially I had planned this song post to be shared in Oct’15 and it was then that the first draft of this article was prepared, however later it got delayed and the song from the movie ‘Baalak-1969’ was posted.

I have not watched this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’, however our beloved Raja Saab had mentioned of watching this movie in his post presenting the first song from this movie – ‘saawan mein kahin aag na lag jaaye chaman ko’ on the blog.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya (Tanhaai)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Usha Khanna, Jr Mehmood, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna
Rafi + Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

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 aa aa aa

Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain

Raama ghazab dhaaye
Mori baali umariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain

Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain

O my god
Grandfather
Tum gaata hai ke rota hai
Idhar ko headache hota hai
Sister, come on!!
One two three four

Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
La laa
la la la laa
La la la la la laa
La la la la la laa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhaasha aa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhasha
Aaj kal ke
Gora gori
Gora gori
Chori chori
Kyun gaate hain gaana aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa

la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa

Arey muniya
Arey Munna
Chup karo re
Chup karo
Chup

Sharm tum ko na aataai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa kaaikon jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Sharm tum ko na aatai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa haiku jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Nako buri baataan
Nako buri baata
Nako buri baata
nako o

Gaao na baba
Phir se gaao na
gaao na

O sister
Ye grandfather todta hai music ka taang
Ham log gaayenga beautiful song

Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj
Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj

Chhodo kal ka raag puraana
Father ye hai nayaa zamaana
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho

Arre muniya
chup kar ja
Munne
chup kar ja
Arrey
Arrey
Achchha achchha
Gaa lo
Pet bhar ke gaa lo
Main jaata hoon
Jaata hoon
Jaata hoon

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

बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन

रामा गज़ब ढाए
मोरी बाली उमरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन

प् म ग म पा पा पा
प् म ग म पा पा पा
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन

ओ माय गॉड
ग्रैंडफादर
तुम गाता है के रोता है
इधर को हेड़ेक होता है
सिस्टर, कम ऑन
वन टू थ्री फोर

पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ
आज कल के
गोरा गोरी
गोरा गोरी
चोरी चोरी
क्यूँ गाते है गाना आ
ला ला आ
ला ला आ
ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ
ल ल ल ला आ

अरे मुनिया
अरे मुन्ना
चुप करो रे
चुप करो
चुप

शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई
शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई

नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता नको ओ

गाओ न बाबा
फिर से गाओ न
गाओ न

ओ सिस्टर
ये ग्रैंडफादर तोड़ता है म्यूजिक का टांग
हम लोग गायेगा ब्यूटीफुल सॉंग

तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज
तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज

छोडो कल का राग पुराना
फादर ये है नया ज़माना
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो

अरे मुनिया
चुप कर जा
मुन्ने
चुप कर जा
अरे
अरे
अच्छा अच्छा
गा लो
पेट भर के गा लो
मैं जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ


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

Blog Day : 3654 Post No. : 14511

ruke nahin koi yahaan naami ho ki anaam
koi jaaye subah ko koi jaaye shaam

— Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’

With the passing away of Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’ in the evening of July 19, 2018, the country has lost the last doyen of the progressive school of Hindi poetry. And with this, we have lost another ‘Sahir Ludhianvi’ of Hindi film songs. His association with Hindi film industry especially during 1970-75 had taken the Hindi film music to a new height. I would say that Neeraj has elongated the golden period of Hindi film music.

At a time when Hindi poetry were majorly influenced by ‘Chhaayawadi’ (Romanticism) poets like Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranandan Pant, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Niraala’ and Mahadevi Verma, it was first Harivansh Rai Bachchan followed by Neeraj who departed from the genre of Chhaayawad poetry and started writing in a language understandable to the common man encompassing all the facades of human life. Neeraj was always a people’s poet.

I first became aware of Neeraj as a poet when I was in 9th standard. Our Hindi teacher spoke about him in the context of one of his poems in our syllabus. I do not remember now as to which was the poem. But I distinctly remember to have heard our teacher saying that he was one of the emerging Hindi poets of post-chhaayawad period. After having moulded with the poems of chaayawadi poets during our early high school days, I personally found Neeraj’s poems at that time a bit ordinary as compared with poems of chhaayawadi poets.

In my early college days (first year and intermediate), I came to know more about Neeraj thanks to our Hindi lecturer who was an admirer of his poems. Although I had heard on radio the popular songs from ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965), it was from our Hindi lecturer I came to know that these popular songs were written by none other than Neeraj. At that time, I was not deep into the lyrics of the Hindi film songs. My reaction to this news was one of the surprises – how a Hindi poet could downgrade himself as a lyricist!

It took me another 5 years to appreciate the work of Neeraj as a lyricist by which time I was majorly engrossed in Hindi film music. His popular songs like kaarwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe, dekhti hi raho aaj darpan na tum, wo ham na thhe wo tum na thhe made me to go through the lyrics afresh. All these songs looked more poetic than the lyrics which we were used to listen. Yet they were simple to understand.

By now, I had become an ardent admirer of Neeraj. There was a time in the early 70s, when I used to watch films which had Neeraj as lyricist.I recall a few films like ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Pehchaan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) etc which I saw in the theatres. I realised that here was a poet who used imageries and metaphors in a novel way to add freshness to the songs. Examples: Shokhiyon mein gholaa jaye phoolon ka shabaab, phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se, bas yahi apraadh main har baar karta hoon, khilte hain gul yahaan khil ke bikharne ko, megha chhaaye aadhi raat, jeewan ki bagiya mahkegi, dil aaj shaayar hai gham aaj naghma hai.

After my retirement in 2006, I started reading Neeraj’s non-filmy poetic works and appreciating his poetry. He was really a people’s poet. I can now say that just as popularity of ‘Madhushala’ written by Harivash Rai Bachchan had put his other higher literary works in the background, the popularity of ‘kharwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahen’ and other hindi film songs of Neeraj have relegated into background. With his more than 5 decades of poetic work, the article would become too long. So I will confine myself mostly to Neeraj’s filmy career in this article.

Gopaldas Neeraj was born on January 4, 1925 in the Purwali village of Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. At the age of 6, his father passed away. He was sent to his aunt’s house in Etawah for schooling. However, due to the precarious financial condition, Neeraj had to discontinue his studies after 10th standard did some odd jobs at Etawah and later in Delhi in the 1940s to earn for the family. While working, he completed his graduation and in 1953, he passed MA in Hindi literature with first class. He was associated with Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh as Lecturer and retired as a Professor of Hindi literature from the same college.

Neeraj’s inspiration for writing Hindi poems came from a collection of poems titled ‘Nisha Nimantran’ (Invitation to Night) written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan which he had read when he was in 9th class. Thereafter, he started writing poems and attended Kavi Sammelan in which among others, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the main attractions. By 1960, Neeraj had become one of the most sought after poets for Kavi Sammelan held all over India.

Sometime in 1960, Neeraj visited Bombay (Mumbai) to recite his poems in a Kavi Sammelan. Music director Roshan was one of those from the film industry who was impressed by his poems. Roshan offered him to write lyrics for the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which Neeraj politely declined stating that he could not leave his job. He however suggested to Roshan that if found suitable, he could select a few of his published poems for the films. So, most of the songs from the film was based on Neeraj’s published poems.

Chandrashekhar, who was producing and directing his maiden film ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (1964) wanted Neeraj to write lyrics for the film. Neeraj obliged him by writing two songs for the film – ‘wo hum na thhe wo tum na thhe’ and ‘subha na aayi shaam na aayi’ which became very popular. He also wrote songs for films like ‘Sati Naari’ (1965), ‘Tu Hi Meri Zindagi’ (1965), Majli Didi’ (1967), Kanyadaan’ (1968) etc. But uptil now, Neeraj had done the song writing as a part time work without leaving his full time job as Lecturer in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh.

Sometime in early 1960s, Dev Anand had met Neeraj at a mushiara in Mumbai. At that time, Dev Anand had told him that he liked the language in his poems and hope to work with him some day.

One day, Neeraj saw an advertisement of the announcement of the film ‘Prem Pujari’ (1971) in which he saw the name of Dev Anand as director and S D Burman as music director. However, there was no name of song writer. So Neeraj wrote to Dev Anand recalling his conversation at the mushiara in Mumbai and offered to write songs for the film. Within a week, Neeraj got a hand written reply from Dev Anand requesting him to come to Mumbai and meet S D Burman, the music director. In an interview which appeared in May 21, 2015 issue of ‘The Hindu’, Neeraj revealed:

He put me in luxurious hotel in Santa Cruz and paid me Rs.1000 even before signing me. Next day, he took me to S.D. Burman, who showed apprehensions about a poet’s ability to write to tunes and a given situation. Dev Anand said that he should not worry. He should give the tune and if Neeraj failed, he would remain his guest for six days and enjoy Bombay. Burman Da gave me a tune and said the song should start with ‘Rangeela Re’ and it is about a girl who sees her beloved coming to a party with another girl. It should have elements of frustration in love, jealousy and satire. I worked the whole night and came up with ‘rangeela re tere rang mein youn ranga hai mera mann’.

Next day, he went to Dev Anand’s office and showed what he had written. After reading it, he embraced Neeraj and exclaimed how he could do it in one night. He immediately took me to Burman Da’s home and proudly presented me to him and said: See, I told you, Neeraj has done it. When Burman Da listened to it, he said ‘Dev you go now. We will sit together. After Dev Anand left, Burman Da admitted that he gave me this complex situation to make me give up. After that, we three began to bond. …… I wrote my best songs for him and the biggest royalty I get is from the songs that I wrote for Dev Anand, adding that he never signed a contract with him.

After the success of his songs in ‘Prem Pujaari’ (1970), Neeraj left his job at Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and shifted his base to Mumbai to become a full time lyricist in Mumbai film industry. The success of his songs in films like ‘Pehchan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971) etc gave further boost to his career.

During his active career (1970-75) in Hindi film industry, Neeraj mainly worked with S D Burman and Shankar-Jaikishan with whom he had developed good rapport. With the death of Jai Kishan in 1971 and S D Burman in 1975 Neeraj, on record, considered himself as an unlucky poet in Hindi film industry. Sometime after the death of S D Burman, Neeraj bid adieu to Hindi film industry and rejoined as Professor of Hindi literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh. My own gut feeling says that being a sensitive poet, Neeraj may have felt uncomfortable to work with new music directors with whom he might have creative differences.

Neeraj did occasionally write lyrics for some films by sitting at Aligarh in post-1975 period. The last film for which he wrote songs was ‘Chargesheet’ (2011) which happened to be the last film produced and directed by Dev Anand.

As our homage to Neeraj, I have selected a lesser known song from the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which seems to have become a ‘back-bencher’by his other popular songs from the film. The song is ‘isko bhi apnaata chal’ sung by Mohmmed Rafi and composed by Roshan. The scene in the film is that of Kavi Sammelan where poets are reciting their poems. But the hero Rajeev recites his poem by singing.

The song is of nearly 6 minutes’ duration in the audio clip. However, in the film, it is reduced to about 3 minutes duration by skipping two antaras of the song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Isko bhi apnaata chal usko bhi apnaata chal(Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Based on audio)

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

idhar kafan tak nahin laash par
udhar numaayish resham ki
yahaan swayamvar kare chaandni
wahaan na raat kate gham ki
dharti kankad patthar maare
ambar ugle angaare
koi poochhe baat na is bagiya mein dukhiyaa shabnam ki
sukh ki umr badhaata chal
dukh ko kafan odhaata chal
miley jahaan bhi mahal usey
kutiya ke paas bulaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

bikaa biki sab oar machi hai
aane au do aanon par
asmat bikey doraahon par to
pyaar bikey dukaanon par
dagar dagar par mandir masjid
qadam qadam par gurudwaare
bhagwaanon ki basti mein hai
zulm bahut insaanon par
khidki har khulwaata chal
saankal har katwaata chal
is par bhi raushni na ho to
dil kaa diyaa jalaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

hriday hriday ke beech khaaiyaan
lahu bichhaa maidaanon mein
ghoom rahe hain yuddh sadak par
shaanti chhipi shamshaanon mein
zanjeeren kat gayin magar
aazaad nahin insaan abhi
duniya bhar ki khushi qaid hai
chaandi jade makaanon mein
tat tat raas rachaataa chal
panghat panghat gaataa chal
pyaasaa hai har praan nayan kaa
gangaa-jal chhalkaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

nayan nayan tarsen sapnon ko
aanchal tarsen phoolon ko
aangan tarsen tyohaaron ko
galiyaan tarsen jhoolon ko
kisi honth par baje na bansi
kisi haath mein been nahin
umar samadar ki de daali
kis ne chand baboolon ko
soyi kiran jagaata chal
roothi subahen manaata chal
pyaar naqaabon mein na band ho
har ghoonghat khulwaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal


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 : 3589 Post No. : 14342

Hullo Atuldom

Back to writing after a gap of 3 weeks. Lovely three weeks. Spent among the hills of North- East India and South India. Must thank my nephew for insisting that I accompany them. If the Himalayas and its snow-clad peaks are a heavenly sight so are the mountain ranges of the Nilgiris in the south – the common feature being acres of tea gardens. For the second weekend outing to the Nilgiris, I hold my son and niece responsible.

Trust humans to spoil a good thing. Where there was a lot of discipline among the locals at both places; tourists have ruined Ooty as much as say Lonavla, Khandala or Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. Thankfully Sikkim has not faced much tourist onslaught and so is much cleaner. The air in these hill stations are so pollution free one doesn’t feel like returning to pavilion and the reality of daily routine. I am sure our Sadanand ji will be nodding in agreement being an avid traveller and having visited many such pristine locations. Hope I am right?

More about my travels some other time, I will get straight to the topic of this post.

This post is to wish the lady with the dazzling smile a very happy birthday. Unbelievable that she turned 51 yesterday. The dancer who out-dances her co-star without meaning to and effortlessly at that. But she is not all song and dance only; she is great in exhibiting all emotions with her eyes, face and voice. Just like the heroines of yesteryear, specially Madhubala, with whom she used to be constantly compared. Yes yes. I am speaking of Madhuri Dixit (now Nene). Having made her debut in movies through the 1984 Rajshri Productions ‘Abodh’ and tasting success with ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Tridev’, etc. she made a place for herself among the top-ranked heroines of Bollywood. Her teaming with Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Jackie Shroff (all the reigning stars of that period) was well received by the audiences. In the later half of the 90s she also teamed successfully with the 3Khans. She was lucky to have roles written specially for her as in Prakash Jha’s ‘Mrityudand’ and MF Hussain’s ‘Gaja Gamini’.

As much as I love Madhuri and her movies with their songs and dances, there are some songs of her’s which I don’t approve of. For example, her song in the movie ‘Anjaam’ – “Athraa Baras Ki Kunwaari Kali Thi. . . Choodi Tooti Chane Ke Khet Mein” or the song from ‘Khalnayak’ – “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”; and then there is ‘Mera Piya Ghar Aaya O Ram ji” in ‘Yaarana’ or even “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” from ‘Beta’. All these songs and some more of that type, which made Madhuri Dixit a dancing-star, are full of double meanings and were lapped up by the public. But there also is a greater number of Madhuri songs which are just as popular and have more ‘decent’ lyrics. For example, “Didi Tera Devar Deewana”, and her songs from ‘Devadas’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Sangeet’ etc. (no, I am not going to list her filmography here 🙂 ). The song with this post is one such song.

It is from Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2000 release ‘Pukaar’ (making a debut on the blog).  The main cast of this film is Madhuri with Anil Kapoor and Namrata Shirodkar and a supporting cast of Om Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rohini Hattangadi, KD Chandran, Neeraj Vora, Danny and Prabhu Deva (just for a song). It is a well-made film based on espionage in the army and had a love triangle added for spice which gives the central characters a lot of scope to showcase their ‘sacrificing attitudes’. The songs are penned by Javed Akhtar and AR Rehman is the composer. This song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Kavita Krishnamurty. It is a stage show to celebrate some event in the army cantonment. The song shows Madhuri decently matching steps to Prabhu Deva’s vigorous dance. Anil Kapoor, Namrata and the other members of the cast are in the audience which join in towards the song’s climax.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Madhuri!

Song – Que Sera Sera Sera, Jo Bhi Ho So Ho (Pukaar) (2000) Singer – Shanker Mahadevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, Kaly, MD – AR Rehman
Female Chorus
Male Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar zindagi
pyaar har khushi
pyaar jisne paaya hai,
wahi dil phool jaisa khila
pyaar galti hai
pyaar dhokha hai
pyaar dhalti chhaaya hai,
dekho phir na karna gila
oo oo
pyaar zindagi
pyaar har khushi
pyaar jisne paaya hai,
wahi dil phool jaisa khila
pyaar galti hai
pyaar dhokha hai
pyaar dhalti chhaaya hai,
dekho phir na karna gila
pyaar hi dhadakano ki kahaani hai,
pyaar hai haseen daastaan
pyaar ashqon ki deta nishaani hai,
pyaar mein hai chain kahaan
pyar ki baat jisne na maani hai
uski na to zameen hai na hai aasmaan
naujawaano
baat maano
kabhi kisi se
na pyaar karna
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar jaise hai purab-pashchim
pyaar hai uttar-dakkhin,
yahaan hai pyaar hi har disha
pyaar rog hai
pyaar dard hai
pyaar tode dil ek din
ye hi hai pyaar ka silsila
oo oo
pyaar jaise hai purab-pashchim
pyaar hai uttar-dakkhin,
yahaan hai pyaar hi har disha
pyaar rog hai
pyaar dard hai
pyaar tode dil ek din
ye hi hai pyaar ka silsila
pyaar se hi to rangeen jeevan hai
pyaar se hi dil hai jawaan
pyaar kaanto ka jaise koi ban hai
pyaar se hi gam ka samaan
pyaar se jaane kyon tum ko uljhan hai
pyaar to saari duniya pe hai meharbaan
naujawaano
baat maano
naujawaano

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

na na na na naujawaano
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
naujawaano
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na
na na na na

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

ok ok ok ok. . .

pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar

hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho

hey que sera sera sera
jo bhi ho so ho
hamein pyaar ka ho aasra
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho
phir chaahe jo ho


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 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 : 3476 Post No. : 13961

Today, 23rd January 2018 is the 121st Birth Anniversary of India’s best known revolutionary- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. His life story and name is known to every Indian. It is not only very inspiring, but is very motivating as well. Unfortunately Netaji did not get the kind of help or support he needed and deserved for his Military action, from Indian politicians of his times. Netaji’s philosophy clashed with the Non-Violence policy espoused by Gandhi and his Congress Party. He pursued his dream single handedly. It is once in a Century that such a person is born. My respectful obeisance to Netaji.

On this occasion, here is a song describing his life which was nothing but a life of Balidaan or sacrifice.

Today’s song is from film Samadhi-1950. With this song, I remember and pay my respects to Music Director C.Ramchandra, in his Centenary Year.

Indian film industry is notably poor in making Patriotic films. Agreed that the first 16 years of the Talkie in India were not suitable or encouraging for making such films, as India was under British rule. But now, after 70+ years of ibdependence, the number of such films can be counted on the fingers of just one hand. Historical films have suffered the same fate. Our Historical films are based on some fictitious love stories and the history part is limited only to the costumes and Horses,Elephants etc.

No doubt, some film makers did make films based on Patriotic themes, almost immediately after independence or in the first few years after that. Songs with Patriotic themes were also used in few films. Films like Apna Desh-49,Samadhi-50, Pehla Admi-50, Andolan-51 and Anand Math-52 are some such examples, but these are only a few among the heap of song and comedy films that were being produced.Sporadic films like Jagriti-54, Chhatrapati Shivaji (52,61 and 2007) and some films of Manoj Kumar were made combining Patriotic themes in later years. As for “Historical” made those days- Mughal e Azam, Anarkali or Taj Mahal were more of Love story films than Historical films.

On this background, making a film like Samadhi was actually a risk. But this risk was offset by planting a Love story and some foot tapping songs and dances. In this, C.Ramchandra’s contribution was extremely important. The evergreen song ” Gore gore, o banke chhore” by Lata and Amirbai and few more lilting songs by Lata and Shamshad Begum made the film a memorable musical extravaganza. However, care was taken that the Patriotic theme of the movie was not compromised.

It was said that Samadhi’s story was based on a True Life story. The film was directed by Ramesh Saigal (2-3-1918 to 20-1-1980), who directed only 10 films in his career, but what some of his films were ! Shaheed-48, Samadhi-50, Shikast-53, Railway Platform-55 and Phir subah hogi-58 can not be forgotten. Film Samadhi had all the elements in it that make a movie successful. Moreover the film had the background of Indian National Army, led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was loved by people of India. These factors made the film a grand success at the Box Office. By one estimate, film Samadhi-50 was the highest earner on Box Office in 1950. It reportedly made a gross collection of Rs.1,35,00,000 and a net profit of Rs. 75,00,000 (wiki).

The film cast was Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Shyam, Mubarak, David, Badri Prashad, Shashi Kapoor Sr., Collins Paul etc etc.

Ashok Kumar and Nalini Jaywant came together for the first time with this film. They then went on to do 11 films together from 1950 to 1966. Together, they even went abroad for shooting of the film Naaz-54 . Their mutual attraction was well known in the industry. But later they parted ways and though their Bungalows in Union Park, Chembur, Bombay were opposite to each others, they did not even exchange greetings.

Actor Shyam (20-2-1920 to 15-4-1951), who was a popular Hero those days, did the role of Ashok Kumar’s elder brother despite being almost 10 years younger to Ashok Kumar. His height and good physique enabled him to look quite convincing as the elder brother of Ashok Kumar.

Shashi Kapoor Sr.(Shashi Chand Kapoor) did the role of young Ashok Kumar. It is interesting to note that the other Shashi kapoor Jr. ( Raj kapoor’s brother) did the young Ashok kumar’s role in film Sangram-50 in the same year

It is also interesting to note that Netaji’s role in this film was done by an actor named Collins. He was like an O.T.P.- never seen again in any film.

The story of this film was given by me earlier for some other post from this film, so I am not repeating it here. Baburao Patel of ” Film India”, wrote in its May-50 issue that the film was ” irrelevant and obsolete politically, since India had got its freedom now.” However the audience and the readers of his magazine did not agree to his comments and made this film a tremendous success. It goes to prove that Patriotic themes are never irrelevant.

Film Samadhi-50 had 7 songs. 5 songs were already discussed on the Blog. Let us enjoy the song by C.Ramchandra, describing Netaji’s life story in essence.

Ed note:- One song is now left to be covered. This balance song is “Sab mil kar Hind pukaaren” according to HFGK whose record was not made and this song is apparently not available.


Song-Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani (Samadhi)(1950) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Nalini Jaiwant
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidan ki ek kahaani
balidaan hi balidaan hai
bachpan aur jawaani
bachpan aur jaawani
balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani

hoye bachpan hi se chanchal man mein armaanon ka mela thha
chhoti si ek lehar thhi dil mein
toofaanon ka rela thha
college mein ustaad jo thha wo thha london ka gora
arre usne kaha college me ek din
hindi kaala log chhichhora

sher bose ka khoon jo khaula
sher bose ka khoon jo khaula
gore ko ik chapat lagai
naam kata college se lekin
hind ki laaj bachaai
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan hi balidaan hai bachpan aur jawaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani
balidaan ki ek kahaani

maat pita ne samjhaaya
aur englishtan ko kiya ravaana
badon ke aage honth na khole
lekin baagi dil na maana
europe mein ICS ke imtihaan ko paas kiya
arre itna ooncha ohda paakar
deshbakht ne chhod diya
phir
hindsutan mein aakar pehle gaandhi ko parnaam kiya
gaandhi ko parnaam kiya
gaandhi ko parnaam kiya

wo desh ki seva ka baapu se pehla pehla sabak liya
pehla pehla sabak liya
pehla pehla sabak liya

bharat ke dukh dard ko socha samjha aur pehchaana
kamar baandh kar rann mein aaya
aazaadi ka deewaana
aazaadi ka deewaana
aazaadi ka deewaana

kiya angrezon ne ye aid
karen is baagi ko ab qaid
kuchal daalen
masal daalen
kuchal daalen
masal daalen

magar
bachpan se jo baagi ho
wo zulm se darna kya jaane
jalne se kab ghabraate hain
shama watan ke parwaane
jiski rag rag mein shole hon
wo kya samjhe chingaari ko
hathkadiyon ko
zanjeeron ko
jailon ki chaar deewaari ko
kadam kadam par mushqil aayi
lekin sher sada lalkaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
Hidustan hamaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
hidustan hamaara
rah nahin sakta gair ke bas mein
hidustan hamaara

sarkaar ne kar daali nazarband zabaanband
maidaan ke jo mard hain hote hai kahaan band
ek raat ko chupke hi se gum ho gaye Neta
shor hua subah kahaan kho gaye Neta
janta bhi thhi hairaan
to sarkaar bhi hairaan
ud jaane se bulbul ke thha saiyyaad pareshan

lekin
maata ko ye ummeed thhi
laut aayega beta
maata se kahe bina kahaan jaayega beta
is aas mein darwaaje bhi ghar ke na kiya band
aa jaayega
aa jaayega
wo laal wo farjan

us maa se badi maa hai jo hindustan hai
wo chodd gaya maa ko
badi maa ko chudaane
is hind ki bigdi hui taqdeer banaane

badal pathaani bhesh
chala pardes
chhod kar desh
hamaara neta
badal pathaani bhesh
chala pardes
chhod kar desh
hamaara neta
aazadi ki nayi ladaai
ladne pyaaara neta

hindustan se kabul mein
aur kabul se berlin mein
chalte chalte pahunch gaya
wo singapore ke rann mein
qaum ki ye fauj aur qaumi taraana ban gaya
qaum ki ye fauj aur qaumi taraana ban gaya

ek ek tinka chuna
aur aashiyaana ban gaya
jai gandhi jai subhash
jai gandhi jai subhash
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind jai hind
jai hind


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 : 3457 Post No. : 13870

 

phoolon ke rang se
dil ki kalam se
tujh ko likhi roz paati

Nirantar Neeraj’ – the name of a stage program that has been created by the Ibaadat group, on the life and works of this distinguished poet of this sub continent. [Ed Note: Ibaadat Foundation (www.ibaadatindia.org) is a non-profit group of lovers of poetry and film music, who conduct regular stage shows in various cities. Each of their programs is focused on an eminent poet. ‘Nirantar Neeraj’ was first staged in Delhi, in September 2014.] When I read the title of the, it enamoured me so much. A feeling of profundity follows the sound of this title.

Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj’, turns 92 today. We all wish for him continued – ‘nirantar’ – time of good health, comfort and above all, creative passions.

Neeraj has had a patchy relationship with the Hindi film industry. But despite that, the gems that have come from this partnership are simply too great to be overlooked. He made his debut in the film world with the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965). The director of this film, R Chandra, an earlier acquaintance of Neeraj, was highly influenced by his famous poem “Kaarwan Guzar Gaya Gubaar Dekhte Rahe”. His vision for the film was to present the essence of this poem as the theme of the film. How successful he was in translating this theme into the film is a matter of judgment. The film did not do well at the box office. However, its songs went on to become very famous and popular – “Dekhti Hi Raho Aaj Darpan Na Tum”, “Aaj Ki Raat Badi Shokh Badi Natkhat Hai”, “Mero Saiyyaan Gulabia Ko Phool”, and of course the theme song.

In terms of timeline, his first songs appeared in the film ‘Cha Cha Cha’ which was released in 1964. The two songs in the voice of Rafi Sb, and composed by Iqbal Qureshi, have stood the test of time – “Subah Na Aayi, Shaam Na Aayi” and “Wo Hum Na The Wo Tum Na The”. Till this day, when these song are heard, one is struck by the sheer poetic content.

In 1965, came another film which, by industry standards, also did not do too well on the box office. However, its song – well that is another story. The film is “Tu Hi Meri Zindagi” – a film about Goa’s struggle for independence from Portuguese rule. The film has not stayed in the collective memory of the filmgoers. Maybe, the songs even were not very popular. But the songs, created in partnership with the music director Rono Deb Mukherjee, themselves are a shining gems, each one of them. Listen to “Ye Kaun Thak Ke So Raha Hai Gulmohar Ki Chhaon Mein”; or “Mere Watan Ka Hai Tu Wo Ratan” (happy version); or “Aadam Ka Lahu”; or “Mere Himaalay Ke Paasbaanon”.

Coming to work with Shankar Jaikishan for the film ‘Kanyadaan’ (1968), the initial working relationship was quite ‘explosive’, especially with Shankar. S-J requested for a love song, and Neeraj returned to them with a poem that spanned three handwritten pages. Shankar was ‘snappy’, but then decided to work with the poet. A very hard give and take had to happen to convert this poem into a film song of three minutes. But the end result of this was the fabulous love song that broke all broadcasting records in that year – “Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe. . .”.

Neeraj used to teach at the Dharam Samaj College in Aligarh. In 1970, he got an invitation from Dev Anand to come to Bombay and stay for a week at his expenses. Dev Anand was preparing for ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970). SD Burman was very cautious, and not confident that Neeraj would assimilate well into his music, with predefined situations and pre-prepared tunes. When Neeraj arrived in Bombay, Dev Sb immediately took him to meet Burmam Da. Dada already had a tune in mind, and wanted lyrics set to the tune and the situation. He explained that a girl sees her beau at a party in the company of another lady, and the circumstances are such that the beau is not recognizing her. The song should be of a complaint, frustration, depression, sarcasm – all this Burman Da piled on to Neeraj. So much that even Neeraj himself became hesitant and unsure. To top it, Burman Da also informed that the song has to start with the words “Rangeela Re”. Neeraj returned from the meeting, not sure about his own nerve. He mentioned this to Dev, and Dev said, you have a week to make it happen. If it does not happen, then no problem, you are still my guest for a week in Bombay.

In his hotel room, Neeraj worked the night, and next morning met again with Dev Anand to tell him he has something he would like to show to Burman Da. They immediately drove down to the latter’s residence. Neeraj handed him the paper with the lyrics he had written for the tune and for the situation. One look at the lyrics, and Burman Da said to Dev Anand – you may leave now, the two of us have work to do.

This started a partnership that Neeraj says he really enjoyed in the industry. After ‘Prem Pujari’ they went on to work together on such memorable films as ‘Gambler’ (1971), ‘Sharmeeli’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973). A scan through the song lists of these films is enough to send a shiver down the spine.

The other close partnership that he enjoyed working with was Shankar Jaikishan. After ‘Kanyadaan’, their partnership continued with ‘Duniya’ (1968) – “Ye Dharti Hindustan Ki”; ‘Chanda Aur Bijli’ (1969) – “Kaal Ka Pahiya Ghoome Bhaiya”; ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) – “Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo” (1970); ‘Pehchaan’ (1970) – “Bas Yahi Apradh Main Har Baar Karta Hoon”; ‘Umang’ (1970); ‘Ek Naari Ek Brahmchari” (1971); ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’ (1971) – “Tik Tik. . . Chalti Jaaye Ghadi”; ‘Laal Pathar’ (1971) – “Sooni Sooni Saans Ki Sitar Par”; ‘Patanga’ (1971) – “Jhoom Ke Ga Yun Aaj Mere Dil”; and some more.
There is an interesting note that Neeraj shares about the song “Ae Bhai. . .”. When this song was presented to S-J, Shankar’s mood was sitched off – such bland and blank verses, he could not get himself to compose a tune for this song. The song finally turned out after Neeraj and Shankar both worked together for the composition.

Working closely with some of the best and the most successful music directors in the industry, turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. Blessing that we see a heady proliferation of magical songs created by Neeraj together with these music directors, in the period from 1965 to about 1972. And then there is a tapering down of this creative streak. In Neeraj’s own words, he got caught in a cycle of near depression, when in quick succession his music director partners departed – first Roshan in 1967, then Jaikishan in 1971 and finally SD Burman in 1973. These departures created a vacuum in his life that was depressing enough for him to pack his bags and move back to Aligarh and to academics.

He continued to work sporadically, but not many people from Bombay called upon him any more. Dev Anand and Vijay Anand were the only film persona who continued to call upon Neeraj to pen songs for them. Neeraj was associated with Dev and Navketan right till the film ‘Chargesheet’ which released in 2011, and Dev Anand playing the lead at 82. 🙂

At 92, Neeraj currently is the chancellor of the Mangalayatan University in Aligarh. At 92, he has health limitations. But the poet in him is still very active. A recent couplet from him

ab to mazhab bhi koi chalaaya jaaye
ke insaan ko insaan banaaya jaaye
aag behti hai ganga mein jehlum mein bhi
tum bataao kahaan jaa ke nahaaya jaaye

For today’s song I turn to the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ from 1971. This song is a light hearted dance song which is performed by Hema Malini on the screen, inside the screen that we watch. Meaning that the situation is the Dev Anand and Mumtaz are on a ‘date’ at a village ‘mela’ (i.e. before they are married in the film), and they get into a tent cinema to watch a film. And this song is playing in the film that they are watching. So this maybe a unique situation wherein a complete song is performed on the screen that is being watched by the actors we are watching on our screen.

From the looks of it, Dev Anand is hugely enamoured by the actress on the screen, much to the chagrin of Mumtaz, whose pleasure of the evening suddenly evaporates, as she looks at Dev Anand watching Hema Malini with fascination. 🙂

Interesting to hear such light hearted verses coming from Neeraj. But you know, that is not an isolated incident. Sample some of his other songs – “Sunday Ko Pyaar Hua, Monday Iqraar Hua” from ‘Kanyadaan’, “Darr Lage To Gaana Ga” from ‘Yaar Mera’ (1971) and “Dheere Se Jaana Khatiyan Mein” from ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973).

But this song, is still so very special. Note the huge variation in the metre of different parts of lyrics. And kudos to Burman Da to have seamlessly knitted together the song with such a variety of lengths of singing lines. Quite a masterpiece it is.

And then once again, heartful wishes to Neeraj ji – continue ‘nirantar‘.

[Ed Note: Part of the material for this write up is adapted from an interview with Neeraj published in the Hindu of May 21, 2015.]

[Ed Note: Although the video clip is quite adequate in itself, the audio link is also presented, not for the sound of the song, but for the image that is accompanying it. The image shows Asha Bhosle standing next to a seated Kersi Lord – musician and instrumentalist par excellence. Kersi had a very close working relationship with SD Burman. At first I wondered why someone has created this audio post this way. But then when I listened to this song again, it was clear. I suggest the readers also to listen to this song closely, and more than once if possible. There are many little special sound effects and variations in the instrumentation, that make this song really so magical. That is all Kersi Lord’s handiwork. 🙂 ]

Video

Audio

Song – Phurr Ud Chala Hawaaon Ke Sang Sang Dil Jaane Kidhar  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

phurrrrr
ud chala..aa..aa..aa

phurr ud chal hawaaon ke sang sang dil jaane kidhar
aa ha ud chaloon haule haule dheere dheere main kyon na udhar

phurr ud chal hawaaon ke sang sang dil jaane kidhar
aa ha ud chaloon haule haule dheere dheere main kyon na udhar..rr..rr

main hi nahin
dil hi nahin
udi jaaye saari fizaa
thaamo koi
aa ke hamen
hum ko na apna pataa
main hi nahin. . .
main hi nahin
dil hi nahin
udi jaaye saari fizaa
thaamo koi
aa ke hamen
hum ko na apna pataa
kabhi yahaan
kabhi wahaan
kabhi wahaan
kabhi yahaan
jaane nahin kahaan kahaan
ud chalaa. . .
ud chala
phurr ud chal hawaaon ke sang sang dil jaane kidhar
aa ha ud chaloon haule haule dheere dheere main kyon na udhar aa aa

sooni sooni
bheeni bheeni
rangeen kya shaam hai
meetha meetha
hsssss pyaara pyaara
hothon pe ik naam hai
sooni sooni. . .
sooni sooni
ha bheeni bheeni
ha rangeen kya shaam hai
meetha meetha
hsssss pyaara pyaara
hothon pe ik naam hai
roko isey toko isey
thaamo isey baandho isey
dekho dekho ye to ud chala. . .
ha ha ha
phurr ud chal hawaaon ke sang sang dil jaane kidhar
aa ha ud chaloon haule haule dheere dheere main kyon na udhar
phurr ud chal hawaaon ke sang sang dil jaane kidhar
aa ha ud chaloon haule haule dheere dheere main kyon na udhar..rr..rr

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फुर्रर्रर्र
उड़ चला॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

फुर्र उड़ चला हवाओं के संग संग दिल जाने किधर
आ हा उड़ चलूँ हौले हौले धीरे धीरे मैं क्यों ना उधर

फुर्र उड़ चला हवाओं के संग संग दिल जाने किधर
आ हा उड़ चलूँ हौले हौले धीरे धीरे मैं क्यों ना उधर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र

मैं ही नहीं
दिल ही नहीं
उड़ी जाये सारी फिज़ा
थामो कोई
आ के हमें
हमको ना अपना पता
मैं ही नहीं॰ ॰ ॰
मैं ही नहीं
दिल ही नहीं
उड़ी जाये सारी फिज़ा
थामो कोई
आ के हमें
हमको ना अपना पता
कभी यहाँ
कभी वहाँ
कभी वहाँ
कभी यहाँ
जाने नहीं कहाँ कहाँ
उड़ चला॰ ॰ ॰
उड़ चला
फुर्र उड़ चला हवाओं के संग संग दिल जाने किधर
आ हा उड़ चलूँ हौले हौले धीरे धीरे मैं क्यों ना उधर आ आ

सूनी सूनी
भीनी भीनी
रंगीन क्या शाम है
मीठा मीठा
हस्ससस प्यारा प्यारा
होठों पे इक नाम है
सूनी सूनी॰ ॰ ॰
सूनी सूनी
भीनी भीनी
रंगीन क्या शाम है
मीठा मीठा
हस्ससस प्यारा प्यारा
होठों पे इक नाम है
रोको इसे टोको इसे
थामो इसे बांधो इसे
देखो देखो ये तो उड़ चला॰ ॰ ॰
हा हा हा
फुर्र उड़ चला हवाओं के संग संग दिल जाने किधर
आ हा उड़ चलूँ हौले हौले धीरे धीरे मैं क्यों ना उधर
फुर्र उड़ चला हवाओं के संग संग दिल जाने किधर
आ हा उड़ चलूँ हौले हौले धीरे धीरे मैं क्यों ना उधर॰॰र्र॰॰र्र


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“Putli”(1950) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti ,Pran, Yaqoob, Husn Banu, Srinath, Majnu, Prem Dhawan, Ramesh Thakur , Sheela Naik etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Today (23 november 2017) is the 87th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt (23 november 1930 – 20 july 1972). On this occasion, here is a song from “Putli”(1950). HFGK is silent about the singer of this song, but listening to this song, one can clearly identify the voice as that of a young Geeta Roy as she was then known. The song is picturised on Mumtaz Shanti. Wali Sahab is the lyricist.

The movie had two music directors, viz Ghulam Haider and Aziz Hindi. This song was apparently the only song in the movie that was composed by Ghulam Haider as I gather from a comment on YT. I hope the commenter is correct about this fact.

The audio version, though clearer, is shorter in length. The video is longer but the audio quality is not all that great. One cannot have the best of both worlds in this case, I hope. Nevertheless, the fact that this rare song is available in audio as well as video form is something for us to rejoice about.

The picturisation shows a sapera playing a ben infront of a Nagin who then gets transformed to a lady (Mumtaz Shanti) who then sings this song. So we have “Naagin” like situations in Hindi movies even in pre “Naagin””(1954) days. 🙂

So, on the occasion of Geeta Dutt’s birth anniversary, here is this rare song from “Putli”(1950) as a tribute to her.

Audio

Video

Song-Teri lagan tadpaaye (Putli)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

teri lagan
teri lagan tadpaaye
ho o
teri lagan tadpaaye
chain nahin aaye
jiya bal khaaye
ho o
teri lagan tadpaaye
chain nahin aaye
jiya bal khaaye
ho o teri lagan

mere saanson ke raag
meri aahon ki aag
ho meri
ho meri
ho meri aahon ki aag
mere saanson ke raag
meri aahon ki aag
piya thandak pahunchaaye sajan
tan man jalaaye sajan
tan man jalaaye
teri lagan tadpaaye
ho o
teri lagan tadpaaye
chain nahin aaye
jiya bal khaaye
ho o
teri lagan

teri pyaari pyaari pree ee eet
teri pyaari pyaari preet
meri haar teri jeet
meri haar teri jeet
piya ik din hansaaye sajan
ik din rulaaye sajan
ik din rulaye
teri lagan tadpaaye
ho o
teri lagan tadpaye
chain nahin aaye
jiya bal khaaye
ho o teri lagan

phoolon ki godi mein bhanwron ka jhoomna
aa aa aa
phoolon ki godi mein bhanwron ka jhoomna
deepak ki jyoti patangon ka choomna
aa aa aa
deepak ki jyoti patangon ka choomna
piya jeena sikhaaye sajan
marna sikhaaye
teri kasam
teri lagan tadpaaye
ho o
teri lagan tadpaaye
chain nahin aaye


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.

khoobsurat haseen, koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin

Greetings to Asha Parekh ji, on completing 75 illustrious years, with all but 10 of them, in the film (and TV) industry.
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Hullo all Atulwaasis

I want to thank a few people who made me what I am. And the few means a small number of 25 or so teachers. Today (5 september 2017) is TEACHER’s Day.

During school days, we used to eagerly wait for this day. Those were the days when we didn’t have regular pocket money and we had to put an application to our parents for anything from Re. 1 to Rs. 5 (depending on what the class organizing committee would have set as the minimum individual contribution.)
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In India, we are often required to attend get togethers (formal/ officials as well as informal/ unofficial etc). Singing of a few film songs is almost always a part of these gatherings, which are sung by enthusiastic singers and their performances are followed by polite clappings.

The songs that are sung on these gatherings are mostly from the golden era originally sung by legends. I often think of that era when these legends were still around me. I would often imagine a gathering where songs were sung not by the enthusiastic singers but by the singers who originally sang these songs. Just imagine participating in a programme where Rafi songs are being sung live by none other than Rafi himself !
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