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

Blog Day : 3616 Post No. : 14418

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 14
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‘ज’ – जब घड़ी बोले चार गोरी करके सिंगार ॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰
तुम्हें रुकना पड़ेगा, मेरी आवाज़ सुन कर ॰ ॰ ॰

जी, आपकी आवाज़ सुन कर तो हम आज भी रुक जाते हैं।  आप खुद ही कहीं दूर हो, जहां हमारी आवाज़ शायद नहीं पहुँचती॰ ॰ ॰

Looking at the title line, I am tempted to start searching for songs which are built around the theme of the clock and  time on the clock. Yes, there are a few songs that come to mind, but then likely many of them are probably already here on the blog. Let me see.

Coming to the next letter in the alphabet for this series. The song that I have selected is a duet of Rafi Sb and Suman Kalyanpur from the film ‘Gambler’. Not, this is not the 1971 Dev Sb starer, but an obscure and forgotten film from 1960. One song of this film is posted on the blog in July 2013. Close to five years now, that we are getting to revisit this film and add to its counter.

When I look at the detailed credits of this film, I am a bit surprised that this film is obscure and unfamiliar. The banner name is Vikas Productions from Bombay. More important, the producers of this film are Ram Kamlani and Dwarka Khosla, the latter being also the director of this film.

The star cast is quite, rather very impressive, for it includes Premnath, Shakeela, Agha, Poornima, Pran, KN Singh, Shammi, Madan Puri, Kanchanmala, Kukku, Mridula, Raja Amrohi, Jai Kumar, Meena, Ram Kamlani. Hmmm, a Premnath and Shakeela starrer in the late 1950s. . . should have been a better known film.

Anyway, seven songs listed. All songs from the pen of Prem Dhawan and music by Chitragupt, assisted by Dilip Dholakia. The song itself has a peculiar signature – a long pause of silence in the middle of the last word in last lines of the mukhda and the antaraas. I can’t recall a similar tune design for a song in Hindi films.

The song is a ‘nok-jhonk’ song – the gentleman says something to offend the lady to start with, she complains about it, he retracts and apologizes, and then all is well once again. And the planned tryst at 4 O’Clock is very much on. The pause becomes so noticeable, as the rest of song is quite fast paced. As I said, a peculiar tune design experimented by Chitragupt. A fun song, I am sure you will enjoy.

Song – Jab Ghadi Bole Chaar Gori Kar Ke Singaar  (Gambler) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt
Mohammed Rafi + Suman Kalyanpur

Lyrics

jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aar

kehti paune chaar hai
par aati saade saat hai
arre kehti paune chaar hai
par aati saade saat hai
boley bhi to kya boley
tu aurat ki zaat hai
oo oo oo oo
karey ulti ulti baat
karey ulti ulti baat
kahey din ko bhi raat
ja na bolun tere saath
tu hai jha. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaar

khoti kar ke taalna
bas tera to ye kaam hai
tu kya jaane pyaar bhi
kis chidiya ka naam hai
oo oo oo oo
meri baaten nahin khel
o meri baaten nahin khel
sachcha hai ye dil ka mel
teri khaatir jaaun jail
peesoon cha. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aa..aar

yun na khota jaan ri tu
hum mardon ki baat ko
haan samjhi
yun na khota jaan ri tu
hum mardon ki baat ko
tu boley to aaun main
paidal aadhi raat ko
oo oo oo oo
achha maani teri baat
thank you
achha maani teri baat
to phir de haathon mein haath
hoga tera mera saath
bada lu. . . .ckky
jab ghadi bole chaar
gori kar ke singaar
chali aana us paar
bolo pa. . . .kki
sainyaan karo aitbaar
main hoon aisi hoshiyaar
jab baje paune chaar
aaun na. . . .kki
jab ghadi bole chaa..aa..aar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर

कहती पौने चार है
पर आती साड़े सात है
अरे कहती पौने चार है
पर आती साड़े सात है
बोले भी तो क्या बोले
तू औरत की ज़ात है
ओ ओ ओ ओ
करे उल्टी उल्टी बात
करे उल्टी उल्टी बात
कहे दिन को भी रात
जा ना बोलूँ तेरे साथ
तू है झ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार

खोटी कर के टालना
बस तेरा ये काम है
तू क्या जाने प्यार भी
किस चिड़िया का नाम है
ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरी बातें नहीं खेल
ओ मेरी बातें नहीं खेल
सच्चा है ये दिल का मेल
तेरी खातिर जाऊँ जेल
पीसूँ च॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर

यूं ना खोटा जान री तू
हम मर्दों की बात को
हाँ समझी
यूं ना खोटा जान री तू
हम मर्दों की बात को
तू बोले तो आऊँ मैं
पैदल आधी रात को
ओ ओ ओ ओ
अच्छा मानी तेरी बात
थैंक यू
अच्छा मानी तेरी बात
तो फिर दे हाथों में हाथ
होगा तेरा मेरा साथ
बड़ा ल॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चार
गोरी कर के सिंगार
चली आना उस पार
बोलो प॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
सैंयां करो एतबार
मैं हूँ ऐसी होशियार
जब बजे पौने चार
आऊँ न॰ ॰ ॰ ॰क्की
जब घड़ी बोले चा॰॰आर

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

Blog Day : 3616 Post No. : 14416

Missing Films of 1960s – 74
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In 1940, a film by the name ‘Thief Of Tatar’ was released. Then in 1955 came another film titled ‘Tatar Ka Chor’. And after another 13 years, in 1968, came the film ‘Tatar Ki Haseena’. Just like the ‘Alibaba’ of Arbian Nights and the ‘Thief Of Baghdad’, the Tatar subject also seemed to hold a special interest for Hindi film makers for some time.

The name Tatar applies to an ethnic community of people, originating from the mountains of Mongolia. Originally, these people formed nomadic tribes that moved westward from the Mongol region and over the centuries, spread out all the way to Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The name Tatar first appeared in the 5th century AD. Tatars are essentially different from Mongols; however historically, they have moved together across the Asian continent. The Tatar tribes accompanied Genghis Khan on his conquest of the central and south Asian territories. They mingled with the tribes of the Central Asia and the Turkish people. For a period of history they formed kingdoms and empires in the regions that are now known as the Central Asian republics. In fact, there continues to be a Republic of Tatarstan as part of the current Russian Federation. Currently, about 6.5 million people spreading from Mongolia, China and Siberia in the east, all the way to Poland and Slovakia in the west, claim Tatar roots and ethnicity.

Just like Genghis Khan, Taimur and Halaku (grandson of Genghis Khan) – the Mongol kings and warriors who became legends that have fascinated the historians and the literati, the stories of the Tatar tribes have held the same romanticism and their legends, tales and histories abound in the Central Asia. And thus, the interest of Hindi film makers and the production of films listed above.

Today, I introduce the 1968 film ‘Tatar Ki Haseena’ on our blog. The film is a costume drama produced under the banner of Daluat Productions and is directed by Aslam Allahbaadi. The cast of actors is listed as Nalini Chonkar, Shah Agha, Sherry, Murad, Preetam, Radhika, Heera Sawant, Jeevankala, Madhumati, Kumud Tripathi, Sadiq, Maqbool, Prince Arjun, Babu Rajpal, Siddi Baba, Anil, Vijay, Meena, Sarosh, Kiran, Raju, and Santosh etc.

The Geet Kosh lists 6 songs for this film, five of which are written by Aslam Allahbaadi and one by M Yusuf. Music direction is by S Kishan. It seems that this probably is the solitary film that Aslam Allahbaadi wrote for. Another name, simply as Aslam appears in the Geet Kosh listings but whether it is the same as the lyricist of this film, is not known definitely. S Kishan as a music director is known to the readers of this blog. He has about a dozen films to his credit in the 1960s and 70s, including four which remained unreleased. Four of his films are already represented on our blog.

Today’s selection from this film is rendered by Suman Kalyanpur. The music is a reminder of the Middle Eastern melodies. The song is an assertion of love. The protagonist, a lady, is addressing her lover, telling about the feelings of her heart – that she would readily give up her life even for him, that she is restrained and helpless and is seeking solace in his benefaction.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request other readers and friends who may have seen this film in its time, to kindly add more information about this film and this song.

‘Tatar Ki Haseena’ makes a debut on our blog today, with this song. Listen to this poignant rendition, and enjoy.

Song – Ho Gayi Tum Se Mohabbat Jaan Bhi Qurbaan Hai  (Tataar Ki Haseena) (1968) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Aslam Allahbaadi, MD – S Kishan
Suman Kalyanpur + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics

ho gayi tum se mohabbat jaan bhi qurbaan hai
tu mera mehboob hai
tu hi mera imaan hai
ho gayi tum se mohabbat jaan bhi qurbaan hai
jaan bhi qurbaan hai

dil ke haathon aaj main majboor hoon
paas reh kar bhi main tujh se door hoon
dil ke haathon aaj main majboor hoon
aaa aaa aaaa aaa
paas reh kar bhi main tujh se door hoon
aaa aaa aaaa aaa
ishq mein mar mar ke jeena aashiqon ki shaan hai
tu mera mehboob hai
tu hi mera imaan hai
ho gayi tum se mohabbat jaan bhi qurbaan hai
jaan bhi qurbaan hai

aap ki nazr e inaayat mujh pe gar ho jaayegi
zindagi araam se meri basar ho jaayegi
aap ki nazr e inaayat mujh pe gar ho jaayegi
zindagi araam se meri basar ho jaayegi
dil mein mere bas yahi ik aakhiri armaan hai
ho gayi tum se mohabbat jaan bhi qurbaan hai
jaan bhi qurbaan hai

dil dhadakta hai mera bas aap ke aa jaane se
dil dhadakta hai mera
shamma bhi jal jaati hai parwaane ke jal jaane se
shamma bhi jal jaati hai
dil dhadakta hai mera bas aap ke aa jaane se
shamma bhi jal jaati hai parwaane ke jal jaane se
bewafaa tujh par nichhaawar aaj meri jaan hai
tu mera mehboob hai
tu hi mera imaan hai
ho gayi tum se mohabbat jaan bhi qurbaan hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो गई तुमसे मोहब्बत जान भी क़ुरबान है
तू मेरा महबूब है
तू ही मेरा ईमान है
हो गई तुमसे मोहब्बत जान भी क़ुरबान है
जान भी क़ुरबान है

दिल के हाथों आज मैं मजबूर हूँ
पास रह कर भी मैं तुझसे दूर हूँ
दिल के हाथों आज मैं मजबूर हूँ
आ आ आ आ
पास रह कर भी मैं तुझसे दूर हूँ
आ आ आ आ
इश्क़ में मर मर के जीना आशिक़ों की शान है
तू मेरा महबूब है
तू ही मेरा ईमान है
हो गई तुमसे मोहब्बत जान भी क़ुरबान है
जान भी क़ुरबान है

आप की नज़र ए इनायत मुझ पे अगर हो जाएगी
ज़िंदगी आराम से मेरी बसर हो जाएगी
आप की नज़र ए इनायत मुझ पे अगर हो जाएगी
ज़िंदगी आराम से मेरी बसर हो जाएगी
दिल में मेरे बस यही इक आखिरी अरमान है
हो गई तुमसे मोहब्बत जान भी क़ुरबान है
जान भी क़ुरबान है

दिल धड़कता है मेरा बस आप के आ जाने से
दिल धड़कता है मेरा
शम्मा भी जल जाती है परवाने के जल जाने से
शम्मा भी जल जाती है
दिल धड़कता है मेरा बस आप के आ जाने से
शम्मा भी जल जाती है परवाने के जल जाने से
बेवफा तुझ पर निछावर आज मेरी जान है
तू मेरा महबूब है
तू ही मेरा ईमान है
हो गई तुमसे मोहब्बत जान भी क़ुरबान है


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Blog Day : 3611 Post No. : 14402

“Qaatil”(1960) was produced by N N Sippy and D R Chandra and directed by Muhammad Hussain for Prithvi Pictures, Bombay. This “crime” movie had Premnath, Chitra, Heeralal, Lalita Pawar, Kamal Mehra, Renu Makad, Shaam Kumar, Madhumati, Meena Parel, Dhondhu, Kamal Mohan, Balaram, Najma, Nazeer Kashmiri etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Qaatil”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nashaad.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. The song appears to be a romantic song picturised on the lead pair. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan (Qaatil)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Nashaad
Both

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
o o o
hmm hmm hmm
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan
dastaan (hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
suni kisi ne bekahe hamaari daastaan
tadap ke dil ne kah diya ke chup rahi juban
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)

udhar wo bekaraar
ham tadapte hain idhar

aa ha ha ha aaa
udhar wo bekarar
ham tadapte hain idhar
kisi ke dard e dil se ham nahin hain bekhabar

tumhaari baaten sunke rooth jaaye na jahaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zaban
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(ho o)
dastaan(aa aa)

nazar mein kisne bhar diye hain rang bahaar ke
hmm hmm hmm hmm
nazar mein kisne bhar diye hain rang bahaar ke
agar ye pyaar hai to sadke jaaun pyaar ke
hamaari aarzuyen aaj ho gayin jawaan
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan

daastaan (hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)
daastaan(hmm hmm)

bhula na dena
ab tumhen hai pyaar ki kasam

o ho ho ho ho
bhula na dena
ab tumhen hai pyar ki kasam

jiyenge saath saath hum
marenge saath ham

guzar na jaaye ye ghadi na badle ye samaa
tadap ke dil ne keh diya ke chup rahi zabaan
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)
daastaan(aa aa)


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Blog Day : 3609 Post No. : 14394

“Durga Pooja”(1962), not to be confused with “Durga Pooja”(1954), was a bhakti pradhan movie which was produced and directed by Adarsh for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Jaimala, Anant Kumar, Hiralal, B M Vyas, Naazi, Mohan Modi, Deepak, Master Raja, Sandeep, Baby Shobha, Champak Lal, Poonam Kapoor, Rehana Zariwala, Lalita etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Details of songs are not available in HFGK for any of these songs which are all rare songs.

Here is the first song from “Durga Pooja”(1962) to appear in the blog. As mentioned above, singer is not known, but it is clear from the voice that the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is compose d by Pt Shivram.

Only audio of this song is available. From the lyrics, it can be deduced that a female devotee is praying to goddess Durga requesting her to cause rain to fall on earth where people are suffering from water scarcity. It is the first such song that I am aware of where Goddess Durga is asked for something which is not in her jurisdiction. 🙂 Causing rainfall falls under(pun uninted) Lord Indra, but the devotee is apparently not aware about the distribution of portfolios among various gods and goddesses. 🙂

With this song, “Durga Pooja”(1962) makes its debut in the blog. And rather appropriately, this song makes it to the blog on a day (5 june 2018) which is being observed as “World Environment Day”.


Baadal se jal barsa dharti ki pyaas bujha(Durga Pooja)(1962) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Shivram

Lyrics

o o o o
neeche to dharti jaley
gagan jaley
bin neer
jagdambe tere bina
kaun hare jag peer
hey ambe jagdambe
hey ambe

baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

pade kaleje pe lahraake
din sab(?) sunsaan
sookhe taal talaiyya saare
gaaye kaun malhaar aar
meghon ko maiyya bula
baadal se jal barsa
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

aaj laaj tere haat
baat mat jaane de meri
meri baat kya baat to jaayegi meri
paani ke teer chala
baadal se jal barsa
kaam hai mera
naam hai tera
donon ki baat bana
o o o
baadal se jal barsa
dharti ki pyaas bujha

gagan ghata ghan ghor
shor chahoon oar
umad kar baadal aane de
pyaasi dharti ko pila neer
har taal talaiya nadi jheel
saagar bhar jaane de
saagar bhar jaane de
saagar bhar jaane de
hey ambe
jagdambe
hey ambe
jagdambe


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Blog Day : 3601 Post No. : 14372

There have been three Hindi movies titled “Roop Lekha”. They were released in 1934, 1949 and 1962.

“Roop Lekha”(1962) was produced by N N Sippy and directed by Mohammad Hussain for Prithvi Pictures, Bombay. Incidentally, “Roop Lekha”(1949) too was directed by Mohammad Hussain.

“Roop Lekha”(1962) had Mahipal and Vijaya Chaudhary in lead roles with Sundar, Raj Adeeb, Shaam Kumar, Krishna Kumari, Amar, Jeewan Kala, Madhumati, Rafiq, Munshi Munaqqa, Mohammad Ali, Ghani, Arvind Kumar, Dondu, Balram, Nazeer Kashmiri etc also figuring in it.

There were six songs in the movie. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Roop Lekha”(1962) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naashaad.

The song is picturised as a Raaj darbaar dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer as well as the other actors visible in the picturisation.


Song-Toone churaa li mere maathe ki bindiya (Roop Lekha)(1962) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Naashaad

Lyrics

toone churaa li mere maathe ki bindiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
toone chura li mere maathe ki bindiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
chor kahoon main tujhe
ya kahoon chhaliya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya

duniya ne tod diya tod diya
duniya ne tod diya
pyaara pyaara sapna
samjhe na koi mere
dil ka tadapna
phirti hoon maari maari
saari nagariya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya

kismat ne chhod diya o chhod diya
o ji mujhe chhod diya
kismat ne chhod diya manzil pe aake
pahunche hain dar pe tere sab kuchh lutaa ke
kisko khabar thhi aise badlegi duniya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
toone chura li mere maathe ki bindiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya

kaagaz ki naav teri
naav teri
kaagaz ki naav teri
kab tak chalegi
takra ke lahron se doob rahegi
jaayegi shyaam(?) teri beech bajariya
beimaan rasiya beimaan rasiya
beiman rasiya o beimaan rasiya
toone churaa li mere maathe ki bindiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya
beimaan rasiya o beimaan rasiya


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 : 3596 Post No. : 14354

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 10
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‘ग’ – गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो॰ ॰ ॰

याद ना जाये बीते दिनों की ॰ ॰ ॰

Some solace that we have a treasure of your songs to live by. Else the memories of the past would have been a difficult thing to live with.

The 1960 film ‘Naache Naagin Baaje Been’ is turning out to be a treasure hunt. The film is packed with such wonderful melodies. I pick today’s 9th song of the series from this film.

On screen this song is performed by Chandrashekhar and Kum Kum. Kum Kum is at her bewitching best in this dance sequence, as she is in practically all dances she has performed on screen. Throughout the entire dance sequence, one does not see her let up the ‘बलखाना’ as she takes on the challenge thrown by the hero, that she should not move like a ‘नागन’ – wonderfully executed dance steps.

The song is from the pen of Majrooh Sb, and the lilting composition is from the mind of Chitragupt. Enjoy this wonderful song, and the enchanting dance that accompanies it.

[Author Note: There are three lines in the second antaraa, that have been spliced out, most likely a damaged portion of the original celluloid film. I tried to check out more video versions of this song, but apparently, this error seems to be very old, and is propagating through all available versions that I could check quickly. I then tried to bring in the audio of this song. However unfortunately, the audio version of this song from the 78 rpm recordings contains only two antaraas. The antaraa that is not present in the audio version, is the very antaraa that has the missing lines in the video. So no luck. 😦 🙂 .]

Song – Gori Naagan Ban Ke Na Chala Karo (Naache Naagin Baaje Been) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmm  hmmmhmm
hmmm hmmmmm hmmm hmm
hmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmm  hmmmhmm
hmmm hmmmmm hmmm hmm

gori naagan ban ken na chala karo
jaadu maarega sapera koi aaye ke
dil haath mein le kar jalaa karo
main to chalungi hazaaron bal khaaye ke
gori naagan ban ken na chala karo
jaadu maarega sapera koi aaye ke

hmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmm  hmmmhmm
hmmm hmmmmm hmmm hmm

aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

chunri deewaane ab chhod de meri
ab chhod de meri
kiski gulaabi tere nainon mein bhari
tere nainon mein bhari
aaa chunri deewaane ab chhod de meri
kiski gulaabi tere nainon mein bhari
nain kyon na ho gulaabi
chaal kyon na ho sharaabi
yahi rut hai chalungi lehraaye ke
gori naagan ban ken na chala karo
jaadu maarega sapera koi aaye ke
dil haath mein le kar jalaa karo
main to chalungi hazaaron bal khaaye ke

hmmm hmmmmm hmmmmmm  hmmmhmm
hmmm hmmmmm hmmm hmm

aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

chhoti si ye baat badh jaaye na kahin
badh jaaye na kahin
pyaar ka zehar chadh jaaye na kahin
chadh jaaye na kahin
chhoti si ye baat badh jaaye na kahin
haaye pyaar ka zehar chadh jaaye na kahin
dil (. . . . . . . )
(. . . . . . . )
dil haath mein le kar jalaa karo
main to chalungi hazaaron bal khaaye ke
gori naagan ban ken na chala karo
jaadu maarega sapera koi aaye ke

aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

jogi tera jaadu mann bas jaaye na
mann bas jaaye na
latt suljhaao koi phas jaaye na
koi phas jaaye na
oo jogi tera jaadu mann bas jaaye na
latt suljhaao koi phas jaaye na
sun sun matwaare
chaahe duniya pukaare
main to rahoongi ye laat uljhaaye ke
gori naagan ban ken na chala karo
jaadu maarega sapera koi aaye ke
dil haath mein le kar jalaa karo
main to chalungi hazaaron bal khaaye ke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मम हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्मम हम्मममम हम्मम हम्म
हम्मम हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्मम हम्मममम हम्मम हम्म

गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो
जादू मारेगा सपेरा कोई आए के
दिल हाथ में ले के जला करो
मैं तो चलूँगी हजारों बल खाये के
गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो
जादू मारेगा सपेरा कोई आए के

हम्मम हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्मम हम्मममम हम्मम हम्म

आss आss आsss आsss
आss आsss आss आs

चुनरी दीवाने अब छोड़ दे मेरी
अब छोड़ दे मेरी
किस की गुलाबी तेरे नैनों में भरी
तेरे नैनों में भरी
आ चुनरी दीवाने अब छोड़ दे मेरी
किस की गुलाबी तेरे नैनों में भरी
नैन क्यों ना हों गुलाबी
चाल क्यों ना हो शराबी
यही रुत है चलूँगी लहराए के
गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो
जादू मारेगा सपेरा कोई आए के
दिल हाथ में ले के जला करो
मैं तो चलूँगी हजारों बल खाये के

हम्मम हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्मम हम्मममम हम्मम हम्म

आss आss आsss आsss
आss आsss आss आs

छोटी सी ये बात बढ़ जाये ना कहीं
बढ़ जाये ना कहीं
प्यार का जहर चढ़ जाये ना कहीं
चढ़ जाये ना कहीं
छोटी सी ये बात बढ़ जाये ना कहीं
प्यार का जहर चढ़ जाये ना कहीं
दिल (॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰)
(॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰)
(॰ ॰ ॰ ॰ ॰)
दिल हाथ में ले के जला करो
मैं तो चलूँगी हजारों बल खाये के
गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो
जादू मारेगा सपेरा कोई आए के

आss आss आsss आsss
आss आsss आss आs

आss आss आsss आsss
आss आsss आss आs

जोगी तेरा जादू मन बस जाये ना
मन बस जाये ना
लट्ट सुलझाओ कोई फस जाये ना
कोई फस जाये ना
ओ जोगी तेरा जादू मन बस जाये ना
लट्ट सुलझाओ कोई फस जाये ना
सुन सुन मतवारे
चाहे दुनिया पुकारे
मैं तो रहूँगी ये लट्ट उलझाए के
गोरी नागन बन के ना चला करो
जादू मारेगा सपेरा कोई आए के
दिल हाथ में ले के जला करो
मैं तो चलूँगी हजारों बल खाये के


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 : 3584 Post No. : 14336

Missing Films of 1960s – 68
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Fifteen days and thirty one posts later – that is the amount of days and posts that I missed keeping up with on the blog, with dear Atul ji keeping up with the pace all alone. I have a lot of excuses to give, but no reasons that may be convincing. Just flowing along with certain compulsions and different priorities. But I had to get back in action today. After getting a word from Atul ji about his traveling plans, just to hold on and not allow any more dot days to go by might just be a good accomplishment. So, I am back again, and hopefully should be holding fort for now.

Back to visiting the 1960s decade once again. Today’s debut film is ‘Daanveer Karn’ from 1965. A very obscure and rare film, that I came to hear about only when the list of missing films from 1960s was prepared by Khyati Ben. I could not locate practically any information other than what is given in the Geet Kosh. However, on browsing through the YouTube, I come across an interesting thing. One can see some links for a film by this name, and a couple of songs also. But this film, although carrying the same name, is a dubbed film from Tamil, starring Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. However, when I played the songs, they are not what is listed in the Geet Kosh for this film. So apparently this could be a coincidence that two films by the same name appeared in 1965, one of them being a dubbed version of a Tamil original by the same name.

But then there is more surprise in store – as I checked the details of the film in Geet Kosh, I find some details matching. In that, the production company is from Madras (Padmini Pictures) and the lead artists are Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. Could then this be the same film, which gets listed in Geet Kosh? Possibly. Just that the two songs available on YouTube from this film, are not listed in the Geet Kosh. So a mystery that needs to be researched. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and its music.

The film is directed by K Panthalu. The songs are credited to Prem Dhawan and the music is by K Balkrishan. As for the music director, I do not find any other film that has been done by him, in Hindi cinema at least. His work is confined to the South Indian cinema. The cast of actors as per Geet Kosh is given as Shivaji Ganeshan, NT Ramarao, Savitri, Devika, MV Rajamma, Sandhya, Rukmani, G Shakuntala, SA Ashokan, Mutthuraman, Jawar Sitaraman, Mutthaiya, K Natrajan, and BS Raghvan etc.

Today’s debut song from this film is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. This is a song of love, in which the lady is complaining about the indifferent attitude of her beau, who does not seem to pay any attention to her. A somewhat breezy composition, this is an unheard gem of Suman Kalyanpur, that I am liking very much now. I am sure you will too. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Kaise Kahoon Ri, Keh To Sakhi Ri  (Daanveer Karn) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – K Balkrishan

Lyrics

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
tan kyon doley
mann kyon kaanpe
jaane na aaj kahaan koi
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan. . .
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan
nahin mo pe daale nazar
haaye piya nadaan
pal chhin birha ke laage mohey baan
bada julmi hai baalam anjaan
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki

kaise ab samjhaaun mann ko
bhool gaye wo mujh birhan ko
jaa ke koi ye keh do un ko
ik ghadi un bin chain na aaye
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
तन क्यों डोले
मन क्यों काँपे
जाने ना आज कहाँ कोई
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान॰ ॰ ॰
आss आss आss आssss
आsss आssss आsssss आsssss
आss आss आss आss
आsssss आssssss आssss
आsssss आssssss आsssss
दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान
नहीं मो पे डाले नज़र
हाए पिया नादान
पल छिन बिरह के लागे मोहे बाण
बड़ा जुल्मी है बलमा अंजान
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की

कैसे अब समझाऊँ मन को
भूल गए वो मुझ बिरहन को
जा के कोई ये कह दे उनको
इक घड़ी उन बिन चैन ना आए
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3554 Post No. : 14258

Ah yes – ‘Hunterwaali’. Seems that just like Tarzan, ‘Hunterwaali’ has been quite a favorite title and theme for film producers in India. The original ‘Hunterwaali’ was released in 1935 – with Fearless Nadia assaying the title role. This was followed in 1943 with a title variation of ‘Hunterwaali Ki Beti’. Then in 1959 came another ‘Hunterwaali’, this time the title role being played by Mehru. In 1972, came a production from the south. The female lead role was played by Jyotilakshmi. In 1978, yes, one more ‘Hunterwaali’ film was released. And guess, the lady playing the title role – it is Bindu.
[Ed Note: Atul ji points out that there is another ‘Hunterwaali’ film right there from the year 1959; the title is ‘Miss Hunterwaali’.]

After 1978, for lack of recorded data, it cannot be certainly said what other ‘Hunterwaali’ films came. There is a Bhojpuri film by this name in 2014-15. YouTube also informs us that there was a film by this title, produced in Pakistan also, in 1988.

As per the details recorded in HFGK, the film is produced by Madhav Rao and Rustom Irani under the banner of Golden Movies Corporation, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors is listed as Mehru, Samar Roy, Habeeb, Ram Raseela, Mirajkar, Jeet Bala, Kailash, Shri Bhagwan, Sattar, and Mohammad amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film. All the songs are written by Shaad. As I checked for this lyricists name in the Geet Kosh, I find that his name appears in just one more film viz., ‘Rifle Girl’ in 1958, which is also already represented here on our blog. Interestingly, the music director for ‘Rifle Girl’ (1958) and ‘Hunterwaali’ (1959) is the same – Harbans. In the Geet Kosh, we see his name appear in eight films over a period of 1958 to 1966.

Coming to the song itself. This wonderful melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The beginning of the song is so stirring. The chorus sound of “Lallal Laara, Lallaara” immediately speaks of a promise of a wonderful song to follow. And the promise is verily kept by the music director. One may listen to this tune and may comment that this tune is familiar, and that it is adapted from such and such and such other songs. But that analysis is not important. The lilt and the joy in this melody speaks for itself. Yet once again, the observations pan out – an obscure film (1960s and earlier), unknown or really very less known artists, nothing much available as information – all these characteristics combine to ensure some very lovely and mostly unheard, unfamiliar songs. This instance is no less.

So with this lilting song, the 1958 version of ‘Hunterwaali’ makes its debut on our blog today.

Song – Ye Behta Behta Paani, Ye Rut Ye Jawaani  (Hunterwaali) (1959) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shaad, MD – Harbans
Chorus

Lyrics

lallal laara
lallaara
ho oo oo oo
lallal laara
lallaara
aa aa aa aa

ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
baar baar naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
kaahe torey naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
ho oo oo oo oo
sakhi ri chaloon kaise
dagar anjaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
aaj sakhi re mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
kaahe sakhi ri mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
oo oo oo oo
kaho ji kaise keh doon
main dil ki kahaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
हो ओ ओ ओ
लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
आ आ आ आ

ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बार बार नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
काहे तोरे नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
सखी री चलूँ कैसे
डगर अनजानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आज सखी रे मोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
काहे सखी री तोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
ओ ओ ओ ओ’
कहो जी कैसे कह दूँ
मैं दिल की कहानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा


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Blog Day : 3540 Post No. : 14211

“Mangetar”(1972) was directed by Rupa Sen for Filmmaker, Bombay. This movie had Deb Mukherjee, Nutan, Anupama, Sudhir Sen, Pradeep Kumar, Kalpana, Nazir Hasain etc in it.

This movie, despite being a “recent” movie by the standards of this blog has been totally foregotten. In fact, I do not recall being aware of this movie during its time, that is how obscure this movie was even during the era when it was made.

The movie had six songs in it. The songs are available. In case even the video of the songs (despite being of poor quality) are available.

Here is the first song from “Mangetar”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Sen.

The song is picturised as a romantic teasing song on a lady (who I guess is Anupama) and Deb Mukherji, with several other ladies playing the shelis of the lady.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors visible in the picturisation of the song.

With this song, “Mangetar”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Kyun main sharmaaun tumse (Mangetar)(1972) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Sudhir Sen

Lyrics

kyun main sharmaaun tumse
kyun main sharmaaun tumse
mujhko chheden meri sakhiyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
kyun main ghabraaun tumse
kyun main ghabraaun tumse
mujhko ghoore teri ankhiyan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan
ho ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

tu laage laage mora saiyan
laage mora sainyaan

kabhi pyaar ?? sanam kijiye
jayda naahin kam se kam kijiye
dil mein ik chor hai
pyaar ka shor hai
jisne baandha hai tujhe
kacchi kacchi dor hai
kacchi kacchi dor hai
khencho na sainyaan
kacchi kacchi dor hai
khencho na sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
ja ja ja laagoon tore painyaan
laagoon tore painyaan

tera kaun thhikaana
dulha nakhre waala
dulha motor waala
ek chhori rah gayi
wo chhora ban ke rah gaya

bhala maaniye ya bura maaniye
jawaani ka sadka kaha maaniye
pyaar ki baat kyaa
jeet kya maat kya
tu diya hai main hawa
tera mera sath kya
tera mera saath to sapnon ki batiyaan
tera mera saath to sapnon ki batiyaan
ja ja ja
laagu tore painyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

tu laage laage mora sainyaan
laage mora sainyaan

dekhoon main kab tak kanwaare rahoge
dekhoon main kab tak kanwaare rahoge
hamaare liye ho hamaare rahoge
samjho na tum pe maara rahoonga
shaadi bhi kar ke kanwaara rahoonga

kya bura haal hai
pyaar ka jaal hai
tu gire main na giroon
apni apni chaal hai
apni chaal hai
apni hai galiyaan
apni chaal hai
apni hai galiyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

kyun main sharmaaun tumse
kyun main sharmaaun tumse
mujhko chheden meri sakhiyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan


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 : 3530 Post No. : 14178

First of all, let me wish all of you a Happy Ugadi and Happy Gudi Padwa today (18 march 2018). I hope those celebrating the occasion are enjoying themselves.

Today also happens to be the birthday of Shashi Kapoor (18 march 1938-4 december 2017), one of our best-known and most loved actors.

The thought is inescapable – and burdened with more than a tinge of sorrow. The thought that, had I written this post on just his previous birthday, I would have been talking of Shashi Kapoor in the present tense. I’d have been saying “is”, instead of “was”.

But that’s life – and death. And we have to accept it.

Ah, Shashi Kapoor!

Where do I start?

Let me start as usual with “my generation”, the 70s.

For me, and I am sure for many Hindi film lovers born in the early 60s, Shashi Kapoor would have been an integral part of their childhood film-watching experience. He was a very familiar face throughout the 70s – whether in solo roles or in multi-starrer films.

Those were the times when Rajesh Khanna (for the first half of the decade) and Amitabh Bachchan (for the second half) ruled. The 70s also saw a whole lot of new actors emerge. There were also some from the earlier decade who continued to enjoy success – Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra to name a few.

And there was Shashi Kapoor.

One thing most people will agree about Shashi Kapoor – he was very handsome. He had this boyishly cute face, bright eyes, and a smile that got accentuated by crooked teeth and a deep dimple. No wonder you often heard of the term “chocolatey good looks” when people talked of Shashi. 🙂

I think girls found Shashi particularly handsome – he was easily my sisters’ favourite. I was very young then in the late 60s, but I still remember that when the one weekly film in our club happened to be a Shashi film, they’d be thrilled. 🙂 Thus I have fond memories of watching at a very young age, in that club, Shashi films like Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Aamne Saamne, Suhana Safar, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati, Pyar Ka Mausam, Raja Saab, Rootha Na Karo, Jahaan Pyaar Mile and many more. Whether the film was good or not, was secondary. Shashi was a good enough reason to enjoy it. I remember for days after seeing Pyar Ka Mausam, they’d be singing “ni sultana re”. 🙂 And they loved Aamne Saamne’s “nain milaakar chain churaana kiska hai ye kaam”.

Even when we went on holiday to Bombay for the first time in the early 70s, and we decided to watch a movie, the unanimous choice was Sharmeelee, playing at that time. I think my sisters were even hoping to catch sight of Shashi Kapoor somewhere on the streets of Bombay. 🙂 Not even one in a million chance – but one lives on hope. I remember, for days after watching Sharmeelee, the song “khilte hain gul yahaan” was on their lips. 🙂

Back in our village, when we had to travel 25 km to see a film in a cinema hall, they managed to persuade my dad to take them for Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972). My dad wasn’t into films at all – it’s possible they told him it was a film about animals (jaanwar). Whereas it’s more likely they were interested in the insaan (Shashi). 🙂

Ah, these childhood memories. 🙂

I was fond of Shashi too – from those late 60s films, while my sisters would sing Shashi’s “tum bin jaoon kahaan” in Antakshari, I’d sing “aaye baithe khaaye piye khiske”. A little more matter-of-fact. 🙂

Today, as I am writing this post, with all these memories coming to the fore, it strikes me that even in an era with Rajesh Khanna as superstar (and Amitabh Bachchan later), Shashi had his own following. Like my sisters. 🙂

Sharmeelee (1971) with superhit songs, Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Aa Gale Lag Ja (1973) with superhit songs, Chor Machaye Shor (1974) with the famous “le jaayenge, le jaayenge, dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge”, Chori Mera Kaam and Salaakhen (1975), Fakira (1976) with hit songs.

All solo films for Shashi, all successful. Am not counting the multi-starrers, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Deewaar (1975) and Kabhie Kabhie (1976).

As the decade progressed, and multi-starrers became more common, Shashi Kapoor was very much part of them, often to be seen opposite reigning superstar Amitabh Bachchan in films like Trishul (1977) and Suhaag (1979).

Yet, he could carry his own in a solo – as was to be seen in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), a film made by his brother, Raj Kapoor.

So Shashi Kapoor was largely a “safe” actor in the 70s – both for viewers and producers. Of course not every film worked (there are many aspect to a film’s success), but, by and large, audiences liked watching him on screen.

Towards the end of the decade, Shashi got into film production too. He produced some well-known films – Junoon (1979), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982), Utsav (1984).

But in 1984, disaster struck – his dear wife Jennifer passed away, due to cancer. I think after that Shashi was not the same again.

I’ve talked a lot about his films of the 70s, mainly because that’s the decade I have most memories of. Of course his career started much earlier. As a child artiste (a young Raj Kapoor in Aag and Awara), with his first film as an adult being BR Chopra’s controversial Dharamputra (1961). In that film, he had a negative role.

Although he came from the Kapoor khandaan, it was made clear to Shashi that he had to come up on merit. He had his share of struggles early on – and though he managed the odd hit (like in the multi-starrer Waqt), he really had his first mega solo hit only with Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965).

His co-star in that film was, as usual, Nanda. I say “as usual”, because Nanda was his co-star in many films during the 60s. She was a much bigger star than he was – but was happy to be paired opposite him. Shashi later said he was hugely grateful to Nanda for this. Nanda herself said that Shashi was her favourite co-star.

One thing that struck me in obituaries about Shashi Kapoor last December was that almost everyone spoke a lot about Prithvi Theatre. And rightly so.

While there’s no doubt that Shashi Kapoor gained a lot of popularity from cinema, I think in his heart his love was Prithvi Theatre. After all, he had met his wife Jennifer also through theatre in the 1950s. So one of the most satisfying moments for him and for Jennifer must have been to set up Prithvi Theatre in 1978 and fulfil his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s dream of having a permanent location for his Prithvi Theatres (it had been a travelling troupe during Prithviraj’s time).

Many of the obits talked about how dedicated Shashi Kapoor (and Jennifer, when she was alive) was to Prithvi Theatre. Even when he was in very poor health in his final years, he would want to visit and even watch performances.

So no mention of Shashi Kapoor is complete without a mention of Prithvi Theatre.

I’ve not talked about his acting in English-language films or his partnership with Merchant-Ivory. I’ve myself just watched only one of these films – Bombay Talkie (1970), directed by James Ivory. It also starred Jennifer.

I’ve also not mentioned that Shashi Kapoor was considered to be a true gentleman actor. Many of his co-stars, from Sharmila Tagore to Hema Malini to Zeenat Aman, have said this. He was also supposed to have had a good sense of humour, always keeping the set lively.

All in all, Shashi Kapoor was a much-loved person during his lifetime. And for good reason. And you cannot really ask for more than that.

Now for the song for today.

It is from the film “Suhaana Safar” (1970). A film that I remember seeing as a very young boy, but sadly have only very faint memories of. I seem to vaguely remember a bus in which Shashi and Sharmila travel. That’s all I can remember now. 🙂 A good excuse to watch it again. 🙂

The song is the title song. Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar hai, sung by Rafisaab. The lyrics of this song are by Anand Bakshi, music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The picturisation is of Shashi Kapoor in a jeep, generally giving out positive vibes, talking about travel, hawa, manzil etc. He finds himself behind a bus, and this infectious positive mood catches on with the travelers in the bus too. They join him in the song. Towards the end of the song, Sharmila Tagore (one of the travelers) looks out of the bus, Shashi waves to her – and it looks like he loses control of his jeep. (Am pretty sure it’s nothing serious :-)).

While watching the video and listening to the lyrics, I could not help thinking that this could be a metaphor for the suhaana safar of Shashi Kapoor’s life itself. And the suhaana safar that we have had following his films for decades. Indeed, it has been a wonderful journey – and we are thankful to him for letting us be part of it.

Interestingly, while I was having these thoughts, I got a message from Avinashji. As usual, when I thought of writing a post for Shashi Kapoor today, he had promptly messaged me, and offered to help me with providing the lyrics. Now, while sending me the lyrics, he echoed the exact same thoughts I had! About the suhana safar of Shashi Kapoor and what we have had with Shashi Kapoor. Serendipity. 🙂

I’ll now leave you with this positive song – and with remembering our suhaana safar with Shashi Kapoor.

There are two versions of this song – one by Rafisaab, the other by Suman Kalyanpur.

Rafi version (Audio)

Rafi version (Video)

Suman Kalyanpur Version (Audio)

Song-Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar (Suhaana Safar)(1970) Singer-Rafi/ Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female chorus
All chorus

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————————-
O o
o o o
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Gulon ko choom rahi hain
Hoye
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Rokoon dil ko main kaise
Aise udaa jaaye jaise
maang liye ho kisi panchhi se parr
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

O o o
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Kabhi bhi manzil naa aaye
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Dheere dheere haule haule
Mujhse ye dil boley
Kat jaaye raste mein
Saari umar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Patli kamar mori
Naazuk bainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya

Ho o o
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kahin ye aur naa pahunchaa de
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kaisi hain ye matwaali
Lambi lambi kaali kaali
Zulf kisi ki hai
Ya ye dagar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar

—————————————-
(Female version)
—————————————–
Hmm hmm
O o o
o o
o o o

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o o

Ho o o
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Kisi ko dhoondh rahi hain
Ho
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Koyee mulaakaatee miley
Aisa koyee saathi miley
Jo ban jaaye mera hamsafar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o
Abhi to door hai manzil
Dhadakne lagaa abhi se dil
Abhi to door hai manzil
Taubaa taubaa
Haaye haaye
Dil pe kyaa guzar jaaye
Saamne wo aa jaaye agar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Ki hain ye rastaa anjaana
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Aise naa machal jaana
Aagey naa nikal jaana
Chhod ke peechhe sanam ka ghar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

———————————————
Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————
Male version
———————————————


ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
गुलों को चूम रही हैं
होए
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
रोकूँ दिल को मैं कैसे
ऐसे उड़ा जाए जैसे
बाँध लिए हो किसी पंछी से पर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

ओ ओ ओ
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
कभी भी मंजिल ना आये
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
धीरे धीरे हौले हौले
मुझसे ये दिल बोले
कट जाए रस्ते में
सारी उम्र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
पतली कमर मोरी
नाज़ुक बैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया

हो ओ ओ
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कहीं ये और ना पहुंचा दे
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कैसी हैं ये मतवाली
लम्बी लम्बी काली काली
ज़ुल्फ़ किसी की हैं
या ये डगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

————————————
Female version
————————————
हम्म
हम्म
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो

हो ओ ओ
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
किसीको ढूंढ रही हैं
हो
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
कोई मुलाकाती मिले
ऐसा कोई साथी मिले
जो बन जाए मेरा हमसफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
धड़कने लगा अभी से दिल
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
तौबा तौबा
हाए हाए
दिल पे क्या गुज़र जाए
सामने वो आ जाये अगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
कि है ये रास्ता अनजाना
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
ऐसे न मचल जाना
आगे ना निकल जाना
छोड़ के पीछे सनम का घर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो ओ
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र


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