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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.

Feroze Khan – a name that forever spells flamboyance and style. Almost sounding like the Kingdom of the Pathaan. A popular and likeable persona who had to face near disapproval as a leading man, till quite many years into his career. And that too, when he decided to take on the industry on his own terms, and set up his own production house, delivering one hit film after another.

Remembering Feroze Khan on his 78th anniversary of birth today (25th September).

For almost a decade and half of in his early career, his forays into the top grade cinema is to be the understudy – the second lead, the hero’s best friend, the younger brother – always to end up as the runner up by the time the story concludes. Well, in ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1969), he is shot at and killed while deposing in a court room. A performance, by the way, which got him the year’s Filmfare award as the Best Supporting Male Actor. At a level, this image quite stuck with him for many years. It is almost as if his performance skills are heightened in the face of another skilled and popular opponent. But by himself, the producers at the top line almost as if do not want to gamble with his name.

After about a dozen years of this experience, he sets up his own production house – to deal with the film making world on his own terms now. In an earlier article for the song “Raaton Ki Siyahi Hai. . .”, I have written about his career progression from the late 1950s to his last appearances  in the first decade of the 2000s.

Today, I present this song from the film ‘Tasveer’ from 1966. The film comes from the banner of Wadia Movietone, and is directed by JBH Wadia. As I searched for some details, I locate this very interesting review that our dear Memsaab has published for this film on her website. 🙂 After reading the review, it sounds like a must-see film.

The interesting thing about this film is that it brings together two very ultra long timers in the industry, after a gap of almost quarter of a century. When I saw this co-incidence, I could not believe it myself. DN Madhok has been writing songs in Hindi films since 1932. And C Ramchandra has been on the music direction since late 1930s, early 1940s. These two extremely prolific artists apparently came together only twice before this film. In 1943, they worked together in films ‘Zabaan’ and ‘Bhaktraj’. Then after 23 years, they come together just once again – and that film is ‘Tasveer’ in 1966. And that, after having been contemporaries in the industry for almost three decades.

Both artists are at the closing horizon of their careers. DN Madhok’s name appears just in one more film. Which makes this his second last film. C Ramchandra inning continues, and he goes on to direct the music for another handful of films, two of which are in the decade of 1970s. But nonetheless, it is the closing years for both.

The song is in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor. On screen, a very young and energetic Feroze Khan is serenading his lady love – Kalpana. This one is a typical in-the-grden-around-the-trees song. Feroze Khan, is in his seventh year in the films. Memsaab comments that Feroze Khan is attempting to do a Shammi Kapoor in this film, and, I quote, “. . . he is so FINE, he almost succeeds”. Now that is saying a lot. 😉

So, enjoy this song, and remember this firebrand swashbuckling young pathaan from the 1960s.

 

Song – Tasveer Bhi Dekhi Thi, Aur Inko Bhi Dekha Hai  (Tasveer) (1966) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

mauka bhi hai fizaayen bhi
ye parbati hawaayen bhi
mauka bhi hai fizaayen bhi
ye parbati hawaayen bhi
aur saath mein ye
ae dil. . .
aur saath mein ye
ae dil kya aur maangta hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

kyon itni mastiyaan bhar lee
aankhon mein kisi ne apni
kyon itni mastiyaan bhar lee
aankhon mein kisi ne apni
wo nazren jhuki rehti hain. . .
wo nazren jhuki rehti hain
jinka ke bol baala hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

aise jo chup hain yun
hum samajh gaye hain kyon
aise jo chup hain yun
hum samajh gaye hain kyon
zulfon ne jhuk ke kaanon mein. . .
zulfon ne jhuk ke kaanon mein
kuchh in se keh diya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

मौका भी है फिज़ाएँ भी
ये परबती हवाएँ भी
मौका भी है फिज़ाएँ भी
ये परबती हवाएँ भी
और साथ में ये ए दिल॰ ॰ ॰
और साथ में ये ए दिल
क्या और मांगता है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

क्यों इतनी मस्तियाँ भर लीं
आँखों में किसी ने अपनी
क्यों इतनी मस्तियाँ भर लीं
आँखों में किसी ने अपनी
वो नज़रें झुकी रहती हैं॰ ॰ ॰
वो नज़रें झुकी रहती हैं
जिनका के बोल बाला है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

ऐसे जो चुप हैं यूं
हम समझ गए हैं क्यों
ऐसे जो चुप हैं यूं
हम समझ गए हैं क्यों
ज़ुल्फों ने झुक के कानों में॰ ॰ ॰
ज़ुल्फों ने झुक के कानों में
कुछ इनसे कह दिया है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

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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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“Jaadoo Nagri”(1961) was directed by Radhakant for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. the movie had Ranjan, Vijaya Chaudhary, Tiwari, Helen, Majnoon etc in it.
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Today (23rd July 2017) is the death anniversary of one of the most popular comedian artistes of yesteryear, Mehmood (29 September 1932 – 23 July 2004).  On this occasion I’d like to pay a humble tribute to him.

To call Mehmood just a comedian is not to do him full justice. For, apart from doing very popular comedy roles, he was also a producer and director in his own right. And he also did playback for some songs Not just that, he even wrote for a couple of films  – so, all things considered, he must be considered quite an all rounder. Of course his comedy roles are what made him a big star in the industry and these are what he is best known for.
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“Paighaam”(1943) was directed by Surendra Desai for Amar Pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Sadhana Bose, Surendra, Anand Prasad, Anil Kumar, Pratima Devi, Ansari, Sulochana Chatterji, Bhola, Hadi, Khanjar, Preeti Kumar etc in it.
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“Naadaan” (1971) was directed by Deven Verma for Navratan Films. Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh and Navin Nischol in lead roles. The movie also had Nirupa Roy, Helen, Jairaj, Karan Dewan, Sulochana Chatterjee, Madan Puri, Sunder, Brahm Bhardwaj, Asit Sen, Rashid Khan, Bela Bose, Praveen Pal, Master Chikoo, AK Hangal, Yash, Ravikant, Kuljeet, Subrato, Nazir Kashmiri, Deven Verma etc in it.
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“Baahubali” part I was a movie that I had watched in 2015 in a city in Eastern UP. I had landed up there while I was transferred from my previous place of posting in Chattisgarh and I was awaiting my next posting.

The people of that town were quite laid back and they took nearly two weeks to get my posting order issued. That gave me enough time to watch a few movies, something I rarely do. In fact, I watched “Baahubali” part I twice !
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“Madaari”(1959) was produced by Ratan Kumar and directed by Babubhai Mistry for Ratan Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Ranjan, Chitra, Manhar Desai, Sundar, Kavita, Sheila Vaz, Kanchan, Jayshree Gadkar, Dalpat, Pal Sharma, Uma Dutt, Raj Adeeb, Shree Bhagwan, Sinha, R S Dubey, Murari, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Korega, Julian, Yadav, Vitthal, Indira Bansal, Nilu, Geeta, Paro, Rehana etc in it.
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“Begam”(1945) was directed by Sushil Majumdar for Tajmahal Pictures, Bombay. It had Naseem, Ashok Kumar, V H Desai, Vikram Kapoor, Prabha, Puri, Raj Biswas, Harun, Mehar Bano, Sharda, Indu etc in it.
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“Ajnabi”(1966), an obscure movie, unlike its namesake of 1970s starring Rajesh Khanna, was directed by Hari Khanna for Northern India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Chandrashekhar, Zeb Rehman, Iftekhar, Ratna, Mohan Choti, Niranjan Sharma, Tuntun etc in this movie.
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