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Archive for the ‘Title song’ Category


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Blog Day : 3558 Post No. : 14271

“Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) was directed by Avtar Bhogal for Punch Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Anil Dhawan, Zaahira, Utpal Dutt, Indrani Mukherji, Ifthikar, Achla Sachdev, Anwar Hussain, Brahm Bhardwaj, Prabhu Dayal, Birbal, B Bhalla, Mama, Pushpanjali, Manorama, Sudama, Shreedhar Naik, Sunil Hattangadi, Madhu, Madhavi, Dolly, Sitara, V Gopal, with Anjali Kadam (guest appearance), and Dharmveer (new discovery) and Ajit Singh (new discovery).

Raja, while discussing an earlier song from the movie, had given an overview of the story of this movie. Here is what he had to say about this movie:-

Vijay Arora (Anil) and Zaheera (Tina) are madly in love with each other. But he’s from a poor family, she’s from a rich family. Though their parents object, Zaheera’s grandfather (Utpal Dutt) is more modern in his thinking. He suggests they could have a “trial marriage” for a couple of months to see whether their love could really stand the test of life’s real tribulations. They’d have to live on Anil’s meagre earnings. And they’d get to spend only the daytime together, nights would have to be in respective homes.

The story then goes on to show how they cope with these conditions. How their families try to separate them through misunderstanding. And how, finally (it being a Hindi movie), their love prevails against all odds.

I remember finding the movie ok. Not excellent but watchable. But then I usually start watching such movies with zero expectations anyway so I’m rarely disappointed. ? At least it had some sort of a storyline and wasn’t the typical masala movie of the times.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these four songs covered in the past :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Saathi milte hain badi mushqil se 6361 5-Aug-12
Mere dil mein teri tasweer sada rehti hai 8461 3-Aug-13
Aa jaao ke mil kar badlen 12794 10-Jan-17
Pyaar se tum miley mil gayi har khushi 14267 14-Apr-18

Here is the fifth and final song from the movie. This song is the title song, as well as the movie opening song which plays in the background and credits appear on the screen.

This song is sung by Ajit Singh, the “new discovery” of this movie who was a leading popo singer of India. A comment on the YT link of this song mentions that Ajit Singh was the composer of this song as well, and I have gone with this detail, though HFGK mentions Jaidev as the composer for this movie.

Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist.

With this song, “Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ek hans ka joda (Ek Hans Ka Joda)(1975) Singer-Ajit Singh, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Ajit Singh

Lyrics

ek hans ka joda
jisne pyaar mein har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
jisne pyaar mein har bandhan toda
kadam kadam pe toofaan aaye
aanchal bhar ke ye aansoo laaye
lekin isne pyaar ka daaman hathon se
haatho se na chhoda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
jisne pyar me har bandhan toda
isne ki pyar ki pooja
pyaar ke aage
kuch na soojha
iske man me pyar bahut tha
pyar bahut tha
gussa thoda
thhoda thhoda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
o jisne pyaar mein bandhan toda
har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
ho joda joda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
ho jisne pyar mein bandhan toda
har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
ho joda joda
ek hans ka jodaaaa

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Blog Day : 3550 Post No. : 14244

‘Dil Aur Deewaar’ (1978) was directed by K Bapaiyya for Vijaya and Suresh Combines, Madras. The movie had Jeetendra, Mausami Chatterji, Rakesh Roshan, Sarika, Ashok Kumar, Prem Chopra, Vijay Arora, Jagdeep, Roopesh Kumar, Madhu Malini, Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal, Rajan Haksar, Pichoo Kapoor, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Today (7 april 2018) is the 76th birthday of Jeetendra. On this occasion, here is a song from ‘Dil Aur Deewaar’ (1978). This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised on Jeetendra and Mouhumi Chatterji as an “expression of love” song. The song is picturised in a garden. Could it be the same Vrindavan Garden that was visible in the earlier song posted today ? I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the garden.

With this song, which is also the title song of the movie, ‘Dil Aur Deewaar’ (1978) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Dil pyaar duniya deewaar(Dil Aur Deewaar)(1978) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

dheere dheere haule haule
dheere dheere haule haule
aahista aahista
gir gai deewaar
gir gai deewaar
hum yaar mil gaaye
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dil aur deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dheere dheere haule haule
aahista aahista
gir gai deewaar
hum yaar mil gaye
dil pyaar duniya deewaar

dil aur deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dheere dheere haule haule
aahista aahista

chhodo hato mat chhedo
nahin to hum bada sharmaayenge
ho o

saawan tum sharmaate raho
hum pyaase mar jaayenge ae ae
chhodo hato re mat chhedo
nahin to hum bada sharmaayenge

dil ki pukaar sun lo dildaar
aa gai bahaar dildaar mil gaye
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dil aur deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dheere dheere haule haule aahista aahista

thehro suno hum mein tum mein
abhi thhoda faasla zaroori hai
thehro suno hum mein tum mein
abhi thhoda faasla zaroori hai

pehle to thhi majboori magar
ab kaisi majboori hai
ab kya ikraar
ab kya inkaar
ho gaya jo pyaar dildaar mil gaye
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dil aur deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dheere dheere haule haule aahista aahista
gir gai deewaar
hum yaar mil gaye
dil pyaar duniya deewaar
dil aur deewaar
dil pyaar duniya deewaar


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 : 3540 Post No. : 14212

Hullo Atuldom

Yesterday (27 march 2018) was World Theatre Day. I learnt about this in the morning yesterday, as I was listening to the Vividh Bharati. Apparently, this was initiated in the year 1961, by The International Theatre Institute. It is celebrated annually on 27thMarch.

We have a number of actors in Bollywood, both past and present, who started their acting career on stage. Many of them never miss an opportunity to go back to act in a play or theatre reading etc. “We cannot forget the immediate response that we get from the audiences” is the most heard sentiment from these actors who keep going back to do theatre. And then, we have had actors who have performed ‘in front of the camera’ as they would perform ‘in front of a live audience’ – remember Sohrab Modi and Prithviraj Kapoor (in some of his initial movies). But the later generation of actors adopted different styles for theatre and movies. Also improved sound systems in theatres must have helped in later years; when one didn’t have to speak in ‘loud booming voices’ so as to be heard in the last rows.

Today with this post I am thinking of Farooque Shaikh who also did a lot of theatre and who would have been 70 on 25th March, just two days back (he passed away in 2013). I also remember Om Puri who was a product of National School of Drama along with Naseeruddin Shah. And yes, how can one forget our dear Shashi Kapoor and his work in bringing theatre to the layman through his Prithvi Theatre also helping many theatre groups in the process by giving a platform to exhibit their art.

Yesterday’s Indian Express (online edition) has an article on how the Twitterati are celebrating the day- http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/what-is-world-theatre-day-twitter-reactions-5112818/. The article begins with Shakespeare’s famous quote from “As You Like It” –

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.”

Strangely or coincidentally the song that I zeroed in for also says exactly the same thing. I had thought of it the moment I heard about the ‘World Theatre Day’. Then I sat through looking up articles on the internet and I referred Wikipedia for additional information and in the process landed on what Indian Express site had.

The song is written by a lyricist – Anand Bakshi – whose work I admire because he is one of the poets who puts the common man’s thoughts in poetry format (there are few more lyricists who do that but more on that later). The music is composed by Laxmi-Pyaare and playback is by Asha Bhonsle for Moushumi Chatterjee, whose presence is making Sulochana and Raj Mehra uncomfortable, while Vijay Arora and Nazeema are visibly squirming (would like to know why 😉). Then there is Jayshree T. dancing and Hari Shivdasani enjoying himself. There is also Snehlata (in white saree) who seems to be the happiest among the girls at the party. There are some more familiar faces in the party, which I am unable to name immediately. I request other readers to please help add more names to this video clip.

The film is directed by Sohanlal Kanwar and is one of the movies that has Subhash Ghai in its cast.

[Short Version – Party Song]

[Long Version – Stage Song]

Song – Zindagi Ek Naatak Hai (Naatak) (1975) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

(Short Version – Party Song)
mmmm mmmm

aaaaa aaa aaa
aa aaaaaaaaaa

aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aaaaaaaaa

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye
sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye..ey..eyy
koi jaane na
pehchaane na
aisa hum intezaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

(Long Version – Stage Song) (Lyrics Provided by Prakashchandra)

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai
ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai..ae..ae..ae
zindgaani ka
is kahaani ka
tamasha subh o shaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya
chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya..aa..aa..aa
jhootha sachcha kya
bura achhaa kya
jaisa naam waisa kaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

(छोटा रूपांतर – पार्टी में)
म्ममम म्ममम
आssss आss आss
आss आssssssss

आs आs आ
आs आs आ
आss आss आssssssss

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये
सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कोई जाने ना
पहचाने ना
ऐसा हम इंतज़ाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

(लंबा  रूपांतर – स्टेज पर)

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है
एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
ज़िंदगानी का
इस कहानी का
तमाशा सुबह ओ शाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया
चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
झूठा सच्चा क्या
बुरा अच्छा क्या
जैसा नाम वैसा काम करते हैं

हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं


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)
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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

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(Female version)
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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

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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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

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Female version
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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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Blog Day : 3510 Post No. : 14103

“Jugnu”(1973) was produced and directed by Pramod Chakraborty for Pramod Films, Bombay. The movie had Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Pran, Prem Chopra, Manmohan, Raj Mehra, Lalita Pawar, Nazeer Hussain, Randheer, Shameem, Asha Potdar, Kamal Kapoor, Brahm Bhardwaj, Kanu Roy, Rajan Kapoor, Paresh Nanda, Khursheed, Ratan Gaurang, Birbal, Sabeena, Mona, Parwez, Master Alankar, Master Ravi, Master Satyajit, Bhanumati, Shyam Kumar, Fakira, with special appearances by Sujit Kumar, Sonia Sahni, Ajit, Dhumal, Jayshree T and Mehmood.

The movie, though described as a “social” movie, was a crime thriller.

I had seen this movie during its second run in 1973.

The movie had six songs in it. The movie had three female solos sung by Lata, two male solos sung by Kishore Kumar and one duet. The movie had a “jhumka” song and a “Paayal song”, and also a “helicopter” song.

Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details of the earlier five songs from the movie covered in the blog.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Gir gaya jhumka girne do 713 9-Feb-09
Meri paayaliya geet tere gaaye haaye 999 30-Mar-09
Deep deewaali ke jhhoothhe 3179 5-Nov-10
Pyaar ke is khel mein do dilon ke mel mein 4923 31-Oct-11
Jaane kya pilaaya toone bada maza aaya 14095 24-Feb-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Jugnu”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

The song is picturised as a roadside tamasha song which serves the dual purpose of passing on message in code to Dharmendra who is on a mission of stealing a valuable diamond. I am unable to identify the lady lip syncing this phadakta hua dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.
PS- (i)She is Jayshree T.
(ii) I was posting this article under duress, viz with my better half looking on disapprovingly and repeatedly ordering me to stop all this work on the computer. 🙂

With this song, “Jugnu”(1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Chale aana peepal ke neeche (Jugnu)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

chale aana
chale aana peepal neeche piya mulaakaat ko
chale aana peepal neeche piya mulaakaat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke
aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke
aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu

laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
taaron ki hai chaanv rakhna dheere dheere paanv
bairi jaag na jaaye gaanv
taaron ki hai chaanv rakhna dheere dheere paanv
bairi jaag na jaaye gaanv
chhori chhori kehna sun’na saiyya dil ki baat ko
chhori chhori kehna sun’na saiyya dil ki baat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu

rakhna yeh khayal tere aage peechhe jaal
upar neeche dil ka haal
arre rakhna yeh khayal tere aage peechhe jaal
upar neeche dil ka haal
chupke aana theek baara baje jumme raat ko
chupke aana theek baara baje jumme raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu chamke aadhi raat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu

dulha raaja dekh tu akela bas ek
tere dushman anek
dulha raaja dekh tu akela bas ek
tere dushman anek
dhoka deke tu nikal aana baraat ko
dhoka deke tu nikal aana baraat ko
jab baagon mein jugnu
stop it


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 : 3496 Post No. : 14051

Hullo to all in Atuldom

“Maan Gaye Ustaad”(1981) was a Shibu Mitra directed movie.

Chandan Singh (Pran) is a farmer who lives in a village called Ramgarh along with his wife, Malti (Sonia Sahni), and two children, Munna and Munni. One day Malti gets molested by three city goons, Jaikishan (Ajit), Rajan, and Banoo (Rajan Haksar). Chandan intervenes, but is attacked, and Malti is shot dead. The children get separated, while Munna is adopted by a Muslim male named Abba (Om Prakash) and is re-named Shera, Munni is adopted by a Hindu family and re-named Geeta.

Years later the three estranged family members are fated to meet again – this time Geeta is a con-woman, who has a con-man boyfriend, Kishan (Shashi Kapoor), who is on the lookout for the man who killed his photographer brother (Chandrasekhar), and believes that Chandan is the killer; while Chandan, who is now known as Chandan Dada, a hoodlum, has been arrested for killing a man named Rajan; while Shera, a hit-man and hoodlum himself, has feigned his arrest, after accepting a contract from none other than Jaikishan – to kill Chandan!!

The movie then goes through the normal way of first bringing the family together with the help of the song that the father had taught his children before calamity struck the family and they got separated.

The movie was almost like a show case for Pran. He had a song filmed on him and that song appeared three times in the movie. He got to take revenge from the villains, had a beautiful wife in Sonia Sahni, and he also got a qawwali which was a competition between him and Amjad Khan.

But this is not the only movie where he had songs to emote too. We have loved him with Ashok Kumar in so many songs, and I am sure everyone will agree that the most entertaining one was in “Victoria No. 203” – “do bechare bina sahaare dekho pooch pooch kar hare”.

But one cannot forget him with Kishore Kumar either- “Aake seedhi dil pe katariya oh sawariya” (Half Ticket) or Amitabh Bachchan – “Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi”.

And we should not forget that Pran’s innings as a “good” character artist began with his “malang chacha” mouthing “kasme vaade pyaar wafa sab baatein hai” “in Upkaar”.

He began his filmi career in pre-independence era with Yamla Jat, Khajanchi, Chaudhary etc in Lahore in Punjabi. His Hindi film run began with “Khandaan” (1942. Here I feel like mentioning the other “Khandan” (1965) where he played a villain to make the life of the hero Sunil Dutt miserable.

His career in Bombay (Mumbai of today) started with “Ziddi” which was also a break for DevAnand and by 1950 Pran was a premier villain in Bollywood. He was the most sought-after villain opposite Dilip- Raj- Dev through the 50s and 60s. We have seen him being mean to every other hero of that period Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, and any other hero we can think of (I am not going into the Roster of the heroes of the sixties here).

During this period, he had a brief role in Manoj Kumar’s “Shaheed” which was not a negative character.

But post “Upkaar” he had a second image change and we could see him as a good grandfather “Parichay”, friend “Zanjeer” “Guddi” “Beimaan” etc alongwith being the badman.

He had a style all his own be it in getting into various getups that went with the character he played or the blowing of smoke rings and holding the cigar or cigarette in a different way I each movie. There are many present-day character actors- Gulshan Grover for example- who swear on Pransaab being their role model much the same way as heroes copy Dilip- Raj- Dev. 🙂

He would have been celebrating his 98th birthday today (12 February 2018). I just could not get this date go by without we posting a song filmed on Pransaab. For today’s song Mohd. Rafi has given his voice alongwith Dilraj Kaur and Chandrani Mukherjee. This song appears about three times in the movie- once in happy times when Chandan Singh is the family man and farmer, once when he is so “good” a prisoner that the jailor Ashok Kumar trusts him to let him play around the jail with his grandson. And finally, at the climax of the movie when his (now grownup) children are tied up by the villain (I am unable to locate that video).

Today also happens to be the birthday of a person who became a friend thanks to this blog. We know him as Avinash Scrapwala. Here I would also like to wish him all the very best in life. Best wishes are also due to another Atulwaasi- Nitin Shah and his wife celebrate their Wedding Anniversary today. Here is wishing them long years of togetherness.

Part I

Part II

Song-Mera ek sawaal hai sawaal ka jawaab do (Maan Gaye Ustaad)(1981) Singers-Rafi, Chandrani Mukherji, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi
Chandrani Mukherji + Dilraj Kaur
Pran

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Lyrics
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Part I
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mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
bolo bachchon kaise karoge
tum apni rakhwaali
ye phaulaadi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
ye phaulaadi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
kat jaayen sar chaahe lekin
sar ko nahin jhukaayen
har mushkil mein har keemat pe
rahenge hum aazaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
iss ko rakhna yaad

maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
hoke badi tu beti aisa
kaun sa kaam karegi
hoke badi tu beti aisa
kaun sa kaam karegi
kya tu iss duniya mein raushan
baap ka naam karegi
fakr kare har aurat jiss pe aisi doon qurbaani
fakr kare har aurat jiss pe
aisi doon qurbaani
banke dikha doongi duniya ko
main jhaansi ki raani
toot padoongi gaddaaron pe
ban ke main faulaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
is ko rakhna yaad

maan gaye ustaad bitiya
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

leadar netaa banoge ya tum
desh ke pehredaar
leadar netaa banoge ya tum
desh ke pehredaar
bhaarat maa se bolo beta
kaise karoge pyaar
leadar neta kya ban’na hai
banoonga khidmatgaar
leadar neta kya ban’na hai
banoonga khidmatgaar
paida karoonga sabke dil mein
apne desh ka pyaar

rahe shaanti
na ho kahin pe danga aur fasaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
isko rakhna yaad

o maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad

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Part II
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mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
acchha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do

poochho
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
dushman hon jab chaaron taraf
hon haath tumhaare khaali
bolo bachchon
kaise karoge tum apni rakhwaali

main bataaun
ye phaulaadi haath hamare
dushman se takrayen

ye phauladi haath hamaare dushman se takraayen
ye phauladi haath hamare dushman se takraayen
kat ja ye sar chaahe lekin
sar ko nahin jhukaayen

har mushkil mein har keemat pe
rahenge hum aazaad
sau baaton ki ek baat hai
isko rakhna yaad
maan gaye ustaad tumko
maan gaye ustaad
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do
ye main tumpe chhodta hoon
achcha do kharaab do
mera ek sawaal hai
sawaal ka jawaab do


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Blog Day : 3493 Post No. : 14039

“Raat Ke Andhere Mein”(1967) was directed by Devraj for Ashok Films, Bombay. The movie had Dev Kumar, Sonia Sahni, Sahida, Dev Dutt, Bhagwan, Mohan Choti, Murad, Rajan Haksar etc in it.

HFGK lists six songs for the movie and leaves blanks indicating that the movie had other songs as well but their details are not known. Interestingly enough, the videos of the songs of the movie are available online, which suggests that the video of the movie is available as well. So I went through the whole movie, fast forwarding liberally and pausing only to check the songs. I came to the conclusion that the movie contains the same six songs as mentioned in HFGK. There are no additional songs. So the list of songs in HFGK for this movie is complete.

Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raat Ke Andhere Mein”(1967) to appear in the blog. This song is the title song of the movie, which is picturised as a club song cum villain’s den song. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist as well as music director.

I am unable to identify the lady lip syncing the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her and others in the picturisation.


Song-Raat ke andhere mein (Raat Ke Andhere Mein)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

raat ke ae
andhere mein ae
baanhon ke ae
ghere mein
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja
aa bhi ja

raat ke andhere mein aen
baahon ke ghere mein aen
aa bhi ja
ke faasla
rahe na aaj tere mere mein
raat ke andhere mein aen
baaho ke ghere mein aen
aa bhi ja
ke faasla
rahe na aaj tere mere mein
raat ke andhere mein

o jaaneman
ye zindagi ee
zindaadili ka naam hai
yahaan pe to
uthha le jo
milta usi ko jaam hai
tu badhke apna jaam le
kisi ka haath thhaam le
kate na zindagi akele main
o o
raat ke andhere mein aen
baanhon ke ghere mein
aa bhi ja
ke faasla
rahe na aaj tere mere mein
raat ke andhere mein

ye ishq bhi
fareb hai
lekin hai kitna haseen
kahaan talak
bachaaye dil
dil bhi bacha hai kahin
tujhe nasha
mujhe nasha
kise pata hai fark kya
ik asli aur nakli chehre mein
o o
raat ke andhere mein aen
baanhon ke ghere mein
aa bhi ja
ke faasla
rahe na aaj tere mere mein aen
raat ke andhere mein

ye mastiyaan
ye shokhiyaan
tujh ko bulaaye jhoom ke ae
ruke ruke
kadam hain kyun
aaja paas jaam choom ke
ye raat hai khumaar ki
kiye ja baat pyaar ki
ke der hai abhi savere mein
o o
raat ke andhere mein aen
baanhon ke ghere mein aen
aa bhi ja
ke faasla
rahe na aaj tere mere mein aen
raat ke andhere mein


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 : 3487 Post No. : 14008

The yippeee film for today the 1972 production by Manoj Kumar – ‘Shor’.

There was a period in the career of Manoj Kumar, where every film he touched has either been a hit, or it has commanded a cult status over the years. Starting with ‘Shaheed’ in 1965, and right up to ‘Kranti’ in 1981, he produced, directed and acted in a string of hit films, that have become memorable icons over the years. It was ‘Shaheed’ in 1965, then ‘Upkar’ in 1967, then ‘Poorab Aur Pashchim’ and ‘Yaadgar’ in 1970, then ‘Shor’ in 1972, ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makan’ in 1974, and then ‘Kranti’ in 1981. Of these, the 1972 production of ‘Shor’ is kind of the odd one out – it is not really a patriotic / nationalist theme, that is Manoj Kumar’s forte, that earned him the nickname of Mr Bhaarat. After 1981, Manoj Kumar seemed to have lost his touch, and after a string of indifferent productions – ‘Painter Babu’ (1983), ‘Kalyug Aur Ramayan’ (1987), and ‘Clerk’ (1989), he kind of let go the production / direction stance.

Coming back to ‘Shor’, not just that it was a little different from the normal ‘nationalist’ genre of Manoj Kumar, it is also counted as the least successful film, commercially, in his career as a producer / director – from the period of ‘Shaheed’ to ‘Kranti’. And then, like a few other handful of examples, this film gained a cult status over the decades. And that was, not in the least due to the fantastic songs and music of this film.

Having said that, it surely needs to be recognized and acknowledged that – looking at the list of his films from ‘Shaheed’ to ‘Kranti’ – he belongs to that select band of producers/directors that have had a Midas touch as far as music and songs are concerned. A quick review of his films listed above will lend credence to this statement. Even if, for the sake of argument only, if this set of films is viewed for quality features and box office attractions, then even if one wants to discount other aspects related to the film, one will not be able to discount these films for the sake of the music and songs.

One reason that ‘Shor’, after its initial lukewarm reception at the box office, continued to build into a cult film status, is its wonderful, and even powerful, music and songs.  Let’s take look at the list of songs of this film. It seems to be short in the list, but the impact and profundity of these songs, stands out all by itself.

 

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Paani re paani teraa rang kaisaa 1658 21-Jul-09
Ik pyaar ka naghmaa hai 1675 24-Jul-09
Jeewan Chalne Ka Naam 5555 1-Mar-12
Shehnaai Baje Na Baje 14003 2-Feb-18

 

My favorite amongst these is of course the one that talks about the colors of water – “Paani Re Paani Tera Rang Kaisa”. The words of this song are just so dear. Every line, every stanza has its own flavor, and impact. In the three stanzas, the question posed in the mukhda is answered in different ways. And the last one – which will touch a chord of the life’s hope within each human being – is simply the best – “Sau Saal Jeene Ki Ummeedon Jaisa”.

Then we have the supremely inspirational song of hope and progress – “Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam” – a song that plays through the days of the hopeful endaeavor, as the hero attempts to break a record of continuous cycling effort. An event and a song that bring together an entire community – a pinnacle of synthesis of emotions coming together as one.

And then the song that has, along with “Paani Re Paani. . .”, garnered the cult status – this time in the genre of love songs. Every time I listen to this line – “Zindagi Aur Kuchh Bhi Nahin, Teri Meri Kahaani Hai”, it sends shiver down my spine. The sheer simplicity of words, put together to express one of the most profound essays in the multiplicity of human existence. In eventual analysis, actually in this life, there is nothing more than the self. And practically every tale is eventually a tale of the self. But love changes all that. When there is love, then the tale is of ‘you and me’ put together – and there really is nothing else in life actually. “Ik Pyaar Ka Naghma Hai” – life is but simply a song of love, yours and my love. One of THE best expressions that puts in a definitive and ultimate response to the query of “what is love”.

Another aspect of his musical expression I would like to discuss. What we see here is the shades of Raj Kapoor and Goldie Anand – as far as the construction and the presentation of the song is concerned. Manoj Kumar really has that Midas touch to get the best out of the team of songwriter + music director + singers. The songs of his films are some of the best-in-class creations that will be listed right up there with the ones that are considered as top creations, as well as presentations. He also has a knack of putting together the most appropriate scenario, and most convincingly, to bring the song in and merge it quite so seamlessly with the flow of the story line. His song presentations are simply out of the ordinary, in a special category all by themselves. Take your thoughts back to the songs like “Jogi Hum to Lut Gaye Tere Pyaar Mein” from ‘Shaheed’; “Aayee Jhoom Ke Basant” from ‘Upkar’; “Main Na Bhoolunga. . .” from ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’; “Ab Ke Baras Tujhe. . .” and “Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi” from ‘Kranti’. And the one that is the closest to my heart as a special favorite – “Hai Preet Jahaan Ki Reet Sada” from ‘Purab Aur Paschim”. That I am picking these songs as a sampler does not mean that the remaining songs do not jell. Each one does. Just that the space does not permit me to write about each one of them, what all I wish to write.

The song presented today, comes on to the screen with an already prefaced history, in the film. The three stanzas in this song are directed towards three men who are coincidentally present and watching the dance performance, Rani (role played by Jaya Bhaduri), is a worldly wise young lady, and a street urchin at that. To compete with and to secure herself in this most perilous environment in which she exists, she has to become one of them, with a tongue that can abuse an curse the most evil, and hands that are adept in swinging the blade of a deadly knife. Her standard masquerade to cheat people, i.e. men, and rob them, is to appear on a less traversed road in the late evening, and pose as a helpless damsel looking for help. And when a victim gets interested, she will start screaming to draw the attention of whatever is the sparse crowd, crying for help against the man. The poor victim, is painted as a trying to outrage her modesty. She blackmails them to cough up some money, in exchange for her to keep quiet.

Prior to this song, these three men are each party to such encounters with her. The first one – a regular junior artist whose name I am not able to recall right away, is a meek fellow who gets conned by Rani. The second one is Shankar (role played by Manoj Kumar), who turns the tables on her, and dares her to shout and gather attention. And the third one is also local street smart mawaali (role played by Manmohan), who fancies Rani to be easy meat for his spurious intentions. For a change, as Rani does a street dance performance, striving also to make some honest money, the three gentlemen appear one by one, to be dealt with appropriately.

Jaya’s performance as Rani is just superb. In 1972, she is very fresh from IFTI, Pune, and her portrayal of a near vagabond and street smart character is quite so convincing. We also see Premnath as the Pathan friend of Shankar, Master Satyajeet as Deepak, the mute son of Shankar, and Manmohan as the local mawaali. Once again, I request help from the more knowledgeable readers to help identify the very familiar junior artist behind the bespectacled thin old man who appears in the first stanza.

So with this post, we bring to a close, the discussion on this cult classic film from Manoj Kumar. Wonderful songs and music galore from his films. Welcome ‘Shor’ to Yippeee-land.

 

Song – Zara Sa Us Ko Chhua To  (Shor) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikat Pyaarelal
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
shor
shor
maine samjha tha ke chal jaayega zor
maine samjha tha ke hongi baaten aur
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

roop ki thandi chhaon mein
armaanon ke gaaon mein
laga hua tha mela re
raahi mila akela re
maari aankh
maari aankh
gaya bhaanp
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki bas
bas
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

dhum dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum

ta ra ra
ra ra ra
ra ra ra ra ra ra

o jiyo raani jiyo

oo ho oo oo
oo ho oo oo
ho
ho
ho
ho

chalte chalte raah mein
kuchh paane ki chaah mein
maine us ko roka tha
aage badh ke toka tha
phenka daav
phenka daav
bola jaao
na us ne ki tas
tas
na maine ki bas
bas
na us ne ki tas
tas
na maine ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

dhan dhan dhan dhan
dhan dhan dhan

da da da
da da da

koi chhaila mod pe
haath donon jod ke
bola raat ki rani
maan le mujh ko jaani
diya phool
diya phool
gayi bhool
na maine ki tas
tas
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki tas
tas
na us ne ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ne
chhua to
maine
haan maine macha diya shor
zara sa
us ne
chhua to
maine
haan maine macha diya sho..o..o..or

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
शोर
शोर
मैंने समझा था के चल जाएगा ज़ोर
मैंने समझा था के होंगी बातें और
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

रूप की ठंडी छांव में
अरमानों के गाँव में
लगा हुआ था मेला रे
राही मिला अकेला रे
मारी आँख
मारी आँख
गया भाँप
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

ढुम ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम

ता रा रा
रा रा रा
रा रा रा रा रा रा

ओ जियो रानी जियो

ओ हो ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ
हो
हो
हो
हो
चलते चलते राह में
कुछ पाने की चाह में
मैंने उसको रोका था
आगे बढ़ के टोका था’
फेंका दांव
फेंका दांव
बोला जाओ
ना उसने की टस
टस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
ना उसने की टस
टस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

ढन ढन ढन ढन
ढन ढन ढन

ढ ढ ढ
ढ ढ ढ

कोई छैला मोड़ पे
हाथ दोनों जोड़ के
बोला रात की रानी
मान ले मुझको जानी
दिया फूल
दिया फूल
गई भूल
ना मैंने की टस
टस
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की टस
टस
ना उसने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसने
छूआ तो
मैंने
हाँ मैंने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसने
छूआ तो
मैंने
हाँ मैंने मचा दिया शो॰॰ओ॰॰ओर


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 : 3476 Post No. : 13963

“Shaan” (1980) was a movie directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by Sippy Films. Music was by Rahul Dev Burman and Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. The credits of the movie show a dancer shaking herself to Usha Uthup’s singing and Mohd. Rafi is credited as late Mohd. Rafi. (The release date of the movie was 12 Dec 1980.) Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and RD were the other singers.

Amitabh Bachchan- Shashi Kapoor- Shatrughan Sinha were the male lead with Sunil Dutt being credited as special appearance. Rakhee- Parveen Babi- Bindiya Goswami were the female lead with Helen and Bindu putting in guest appearances. Johnny Walker headed the supporting cast and Mazhar Khan made his debut in this movie and Kulbhushan Kharbanda got his first villain role, though the movie didn’t do the same wonders for him as Ramesh Sippy’s previous “Sholay” did for Amjad Khan. Salim- Javed were the script writers. The movie was of the typical-Bollywood-masala genre. Sunil Dutt played an upright cop with Amitabh and Shashi as his time-wasting, happy-go-lucky, “naalaayak” brothers who are jolted to being responsible persons when their brother gets gruesomely-murdered. Then the movie follows standard lines of the brothers seeking out the villain with the help of Shatru and entering the villain’s den in disguise as folk dancers etc. in between all this they also find time to con a few people, fall in love with the heroines, have lover’s tiffs (roothna manana etc.) That gives scope for around six/ seven songs in the movie of which two are love songs, one a club dance, etc. etc.

Today’s song is the club dance song which is in the vocals of Asha Bhonsle. The lead actors are present with the one-point mission of relieving Bindu (a maharani of some XYZ riyaasat) of the diamond necklace she is wearing. Bindiya Goswami and Johnny Walker have newly formed a team with Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor whereas Parveen Babi has made her own plans. I remember, at the time when this movie released, there was a lot of debate regarding the opening lines of the song. The version that used to play on the radio made the opener sound like Hema Malini’s voice and what was present on the audio cassettes sounded like Parveen Babi herself. And finally, what appeared onscreen sounded like Asha Bhonsle. At that time, in Binaca Geetmala, Ameen Sayani had remarked on this but now I can’t recall what was the final outcome of the debate on this point. But that need not stop us from enjoying the song today, right?

On the occasion of the 71st birthday of Ramesh Sippy, the maker of movies Andaz, Seeta aur Geeta, Sholay, Shakti, Saagar, Shaan etc. we are having the third song from Shaan. It also helps us in remembering Parveen Babi who passed away on 20th January 2005. The song shows Parveen Babi in what she was best at- a smiling glamourous beauty with luxuriant hair.


Song-Pyaar karne waale pyaar karte hain shaan se (Shaan)(1980) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Parveen Babi

Lyrics

shukriya
karam
meherbaani
doston
zindagi haseen hai
magar sirf unke liye
jinhone pyaar kiya hai
kyonki sirf pyar karnewaale jaante hai ki
aan baan aur shaan se jeena kise kehte hain
hai na

pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ae ae ae ae

o lete hain kisi ka jo naam
unko hazaaron salaam
kabhi rukte nahin
kahi jhukte nahin
chaahe jo bhi ho anjaam
ho o
lete hain kissika jo naam
unko hazaaron salaam
kabhi rukte nahin
kahin jhukte nahin
chahe jo bhi ho anjaam
yaar ki gali se
guzarte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ae ae ae

rasta nahin aasaan
dena padta hai imtehaan
ye hai dil ki lagi
ye nahin dillagi,
aate hain kai toofaan
o rasta nahin aasaan
dena padta hai imtehaan
ye hai dil ki lagi
ye nahin dillagi,
aate hain kai toofaan
woh doob ke phir
ubharte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se
o
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ee ee ee


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 : 3468 Post No. : 13923

Now, none of the regulars can say they have not heard this song. In a film that boasts of more than one song that competes for the title of the best song in the film, this song surely is one of the best songs in this film. Wow – that sure is saying something for the quality of songs of this film. In 1962, music director Ravi has been active as an independent music director for about seven years now, and he already has about 30 films behind him, that he has composed for. His films include such notable hits as ‘Ek Saal’ (1957), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Ghar Sansaar’ (1958), ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’ (1960), ‘Ghunghat’ (1960), ‘Gharaana’ (1961), ‘Modern Girl’ (1961), ‘Bombay Ka Chor’ (1962) and many more. And then in 1962, out comes this Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen starrer called ‘China Town’ – and the popular response is “Baar Baar Dekho, Hazaar Baar Dekho”. Oh yes, the songs of this film – one just does not feel done with them, no matter how many times you have heard them.

Produced and directed by Shakti Samant, the cast of actors includes such notables – Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen, Madan Puri, SN Bannerjee, Keshav Rana, TunTun, Rashid Khan, Polson, Samson, Shetty, Jeevankala, Mridula and about twenty more names.  Songwriter of all the eight songs in this film is Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music, already mentioned, is by Ravi.

Eight songs in all, seven of which have already been showcased on our blog. And we come to the yippeee night for this film, brining on board this last, but not the least, songs of this film. It is a lovely composition, and just by listening to it, even without the visual, the image that comes to mind is – Helen. Ravi has tried to recreate the magic of “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” – albeit a slower pace, and has done a great composition.

But wait. What is this that I discover? The song that we have always heard in the film, and also as generally available in most uploads – goodness that song is missing from the listings in Geet Kosh. This question took up most of my time today afternoon and evening. I must admit that either I have been forgetful, or plain ignorant. Other folks may already know this, but this song has two versions, which, as I discovered after some leg work on the internet and searching my own collection, are quite different from each other, in terms of wordings. The tune and the melody is exactly the same but the words are noticeably different.

The Geet Kosh listing shows the title of this song as “Laakhon Haseenon Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. But as we play the video clip of this film, this song appears as the film beginning song, with the title line changed to “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. This latter version is the one that is the most available in all the searches one makes online. It is almost as if the former version does not exist. I checked in my collection, and am relieved to find that I have both versions in the folder of this film. And then, with some more intense search online, I am finally also able to locate a Sa Re Ga Ma upload, which is the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. The upload comment specifically states that this recording is from the vinyl record prepared from the sound track. There is some error here possibly, because the sound track version is “Rangeen Bahaaron Se”. I checked some more and then I am able to locate an Eraksoldies upload of an SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp) program that presents all songs of this film. Knowing this is an SLBC recording, these songs are quite surely from 78 rpm records. And this selection contains the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. I checked again in my collection, and sure enough, this version in my collection also is from a 78 rpm recording. So anyways. . .

What may have been the reason to make two versions, is not clear at this time. We know that it was an era that all songs were recorded twice, once for the 78 rpm record, and once for the final sound track. We see many instances that the two versions are different, in that there is either a different antaraa, or an additional antaraa in the sound track version. More noticeably, the difference in the two versions generally is the music – different lengths of preludes and interludes, maybe an extra couplet in the beginning, subtle variations in the music arrangement and the instruments used. However, it is only rarely that we see that there is a considerable variation in the wordings of different lines themselves. It is generally accepted that the 78 rpm version is released first. Also generally that both versions are recorded simultaneously. But yes, there are known cases where these two recordings may have been done at different points in time, as per circumstantial requirements. Recall the song of ‘Chhalia’ (1960) in which the song “Chhalia Mera Naam. . .” was re-recorded for sound track after the censors raised objections to some words in the original recording.

By that logic, it would seem that the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version is recorded earlier and the “Rangeen Bahaaron Se” version which appears in the sound track was probably done later. The former, 78 rpm version carries two antaraas, and the latter soundtrack version carries three antaraas. And there is a sizeable modifications of words themselves. Now what prompted these wording changes – that needs to be explored. I would request our knowledgeable readers and friends to please add information related to this query.

The earlier songs posted for this film are listed below.

Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho 617 25-Jan-09
Dekho Ji Ek Baalaa Jogi 3486 2-Feb-11
Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwaana Main Shamma 4858 21-Oct-11
Hum Se Na Poochho Hum Kahaan Chale 11688 24-Dec-15
Ye Rang Na Chhootega Ulfat Ki Nishaani Hai 13586 15-Sep-17
Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar China Chin Chin Chu 13917 14-Jan-18

 

Of the above listed songs, the “Yamma Yamma Yamma. . .” song actually includes two songs, which are listed at nos. 5 and 6 in the Geet Kosh. And the song “Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar. . .” is the song listed at no. 8 in the Geet Kosh.

So we bring to Yippeee land, this most musical film, that started its journey on our blog close to – goodness, nine years. Wow. Maybe one day we shall do an analysis on the patterns in the time taken to bring all songs of a film on board. Maybe it brings out some interesting results.

Enjoy both these “Rangeen Bahaaren” and “Laakhon Haseeen” versions of the song. And welcome ‘China Town’ to Yippeee land. 🙂

[Ed Note: Ah yes, and the titling on the video clip (it is uploaded in the Rajshri channel) is also incorrect. They have captioned the upload as “Thandi Bahaaron Se. . .” whereas it is very clearly heard as ‘Rangeen Bahaaron Se. . .”.]

[Video Version – from Fim Clip]

[Audio Version – from Gramophone Record]

Song – Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town  (China Town) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

Video Version
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town

shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

ho oo
dekho dekho
idhar to dekho
dil ki ye raahen
hawaayen
ye rang raliyaan
ho oo
behki behki
ye mehki mehki
zulfon ki bhaanti
balkhaati
lehraati kaliyaan
nomoshkaar

rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
o chun chun chinna
kehte hain pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
aa-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town
china town
china town

Audio Version

laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
qaatil haseena
karti hai pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko deewaana
mastaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
khud hai masti
yahaan ki basti
haare alam ko
har gham ko

bhulaana hai to aa
aa-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
विडियो संस्करण
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

हो ओ॰॰॰
देखो देखो
इधर तो देखो
दिल कि ये राहें
हवाएँ
ये रंग रलियाँ
हो ओ॰॰॰
बहकी बहकी
ये महकी महकी
ज़ुल्फों की भांति
बलखाती
लहराती कलियाँ
नोमोष्कार

रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
ओ चुन चुन चिन्ना
कहते हैं प्यारे
इशारे
संभाल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
आ-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

औडियो संस्करण
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
क़ातिल हसीना
करती है प्यारे
इशारे
संभल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दीवाना
मस्ताना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
खुद है मस्ती
यहाँ की बस्ती
हारे अलम को
हर ग़म को
भुलाना है तो आ
आ-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

 


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