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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Sometimes, suddenly and unexpectedly, Lady Luck smiles on you and you are so bewildered, you don’t know how to enjoy that moment of Luck. This happened in my case. I have been writing about songs in old time movies and discussing about the people who made that film, that song and the circumstances in which the movie was made etc.

Sometimes,I come across a film, about which nothing-absolutely nothing- is available. No information, no songs, nothing. This is the dead end. But like a true crusader, I continue my efforts about that film, even when, leaving it aside, I have continued with my work. At times, I strike Gold, when it is not expected and I feel like dancing in the rain !

It is not only about a song or a movie, even an actor can get me stumped and then suddenly, there is light at the end of the tunnel ! I can quote several such examples, but I will limit my discussion only about today’s film, song and the MD.

I bought HFGK in mid 2012, that is six years ago and since then film Chowrangee-42 was on my radar. I was very curious about this film, because this was the only Hindi film in which the Great Poet of Bangladesh- Kazi Nazrul Islam, had composed some songs ( 2 songs, confirmed) as a Music Director and also had written those two songs as a Lyricist.

Kazi Nazrul Islam is to Bangladesh, what Rabindranath Tagore is to West Bengal. While, to my knowledge, Tagore never wrote any Naat or a Muslim religious verse, kazi wrote hundreds of Bhajans and Geets on Lord Rama and Krishna. Though many films- Bangla and Hindi- are based on the stories or novels of Tagore, he has not contributed anything directly to any Hindi film ( I do not know about Bangla films). On the other hand Kazi has written story of film Sapera-39 and provided Lyrics and Music to film Chowrangee-42 directly. Like Tagore’s Rabindra Sangeet, it was Nazrul Geeti in Bengal. I am not comparing them. Both were great souls.

The life story of Kazi is full of ups and downs. His last few years were spent in Glory but in very bad health.There were several deaths in his family. His wife became paralytic and he spent time in a Mental Hospital in Ranchi. After the formation of Bangladesh in 1971, the new country, invited him, bestowed honours on him, declaring him ” The National Poet”. The Bangladesh government also took good care of him in his last 4 years, but he was medically unfit to enjoy his glory.

Kazi Nazrul Islam (24 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) Composer and songwriter was born in Burdwan Dist., Bengal. With Tagore he was the major influence on popular Bengali music in the 20th C. Known as the Bidrohi Kavi or Rebel Poet and directly associated with radical nationalist movements (e.g. through the journal Dhoomketu which he edited in 1922, leading to his imprisonment on a charge of sedition), his poetry constitutes the first radical intervention into Hindu and Muslim devotional music, e.g. his famous addresses to the goddess Kali, his ghazal compilations (Chokher Chatak, 1929) and Islamic devotionals (Zulfikar, 1932). Much of his music, continued by the IPTA’s Bengali song repertoire, was polemically seen as a radical-romantic use of the ‘ tradition’ (e.g. Salil Choudhury, 1955). One of the first composer-writers to sign contracts with major record companies in Bengal (for Megaphone and Senola and later HMV) and with the Indian Broadcasting Corp., opening up new employment opportunities to a generation of younger composers such as Anil Biswas, S.D. Burman, Kamal Dasgupta and even Kishore Kumar (whose song Ai ek dui tran char gili gili/bam chick boob chick badhke bol in Kehte Hain Mujhko Raja, 1975, adapts Islam’s famous Cham chiki ude gelo). Created an urban variation of tribal jhumur music for Sailajananda Mukherjee’s Pataal Puri and wrote the songs for Nandini (1941) and Dikshul (1943). Some sources credit him as director for Dhruva, in which he played the Hindu sage Narad. Started Bengal Tiger Pics with Abbasuddin Ahmed. Their film of Islam’s novel Madina remained unfinished.

A significant impact of Nazrul’s work in Bengal was that it made Bengali Muslims more comfortable with the Bengali arts, which used to be dominated by
Bengali Hindus. His Islamic songs are popular during Ramadan in Bangladesh. He also wrote devotional songs on the Hindu Goddess Kali. Nazrul also composed a number of notable Shyamasangeet, Bhajan and Kirtan, combining Hindu devotional music.

Bengali polymath, poet, writer, musician, revolutionary and philosopher. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused Indo-Islamic renaissance and intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Nazrul’s impassioned activism for political and social justice earned him the title Bidrohi Kobi (The Rebel Poet). His musical compositions form the avant-garde genre of Nazrul geeti (Music of Nazrul). Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognised as the National Poet of Bangladesh and highly commemorated in India and the Muslim world.
Born into a Bengali Muslim Quazi (Kazi) family, Nazrul received religious education and worked as a muezzin at a local mosque. He learned of poetry, drama, and literature while working with theatrical groups. After serving in the British Indian Army, Nazrul established himself as a journalist in Calcutta. He assailed the British Raj in India and preached revolution through his poetic works, such as Bidrohi (The Rebel) and Bhangar Gaan (The Song of Destruction), as well as his publication Dhumketu (The Comet). His nationalist activism in the Indian independence movement often led to his imprisonment by British authorities. While in prison, Nazrul wrote the Rajbandir Jabanbandi (Deposition of a Political Prisoner). Exploring the life and conditions of the downtrodden masses of the Indian subcontinent, Nazrul worked for their emancipation. His poetry and music fiercely inspired Bengalis during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
During his visit to Comilla in 1921, Nazrul met a young Bengali Hindu woman, Pramila Devi, with whom he fell in love, and they married on 25 April 1924. Brahmo Samaj criticised Pramila, a member of the Brahmo Samaj, for marrying a Muslim. Muslim religious leaders criticized Nazrul for his marriage to a Hindu woman.

Nazrul’s writings explore themes such as love, freedom, and revolution; he opposed all bigotry, including religious and gender. Throughout his career, Nazrul wrote short stories, novels, and essays but is best known for his poems, in which he pioneered new forms such as Bengali ghazals. Nazrul wrote and composed music for his nearly 4,000 songs (including gramophone records), collectively known as Nazrul geeti (Songs of Nazrul), which are widely popular today. In 1942 at the age of 43 Nazrul himself fell ill and gradually began losing his power of speech. His behaviour became erratic, he started spending recklessly and fell into financial difficulties. In spite of her own illness, his wife constantly cared for her husband. However, Nazrul’s health had seriously deteriorated and he grew increasingly depressed. He underwent medical treatment under homeopathy as well as Ayurveda, but little progress was achieved before mental dysfunction intensified and he was admitted to a mental asylum in 1942. Spending four months there without making progress, Nazrul and his family began living a quiet life in India. In 1952, he was transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Ranchi. Through the efforts of a large group of admirers who called themselves the “Nazrul Treatment Society”, Nazrul and Promila were sent to London, then to Vienna for treatment. The examining doctors said he had received poor care, and Dr. Hans Hoff, a leading neurosurgeon in Vienna, diagnosed that Nazrul was suffering from Pick’s disease.It was rumoured that this was because of slow poisoning by the British Government. His condition was judged to be incurable, Nazrul returned to Calcutta on 15 December 1953. On 30 June 1962 his wife Pramila died, and Nazrul remained in intensive medical care. He stopped working due to his deteriorating health.

On 24 May 1972, the newly independent nation of Bangladesh brought Nazrul to live in Dhaka with the consent of the Government of India. In January 1976, he was accorded the citizenship of Bangladesh.Despite receiving treatment and attention, Nazrul’s physical and mental health did not improve. In 1974. his youngest son, Kazi Aniruddha, a guitarist, died, and Nazrul soon succumbed to his long-standing ailments on 29 August 1976.

His Filmography – 1937: Bidyapati (Writer), 1938: Gora, 1939: Sapurey (Writer), Sapurey/Sapera (Writer), 1942: Chauranghee, Chauranghee, 1949-Chattagram Astraghar Lunthan, 1972: Padi Pishir Barmi Baksha (Lyricist) ( information adapted from Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema and wiki).

I was ecstatic when recently, I could lay my hands on one song of this film, composed and written by Kazi. These songs are so rare that for the last 76 years none of these songs have ever appeared on public domain, like YT etc.
Film Chowrangee-42 was a Muslim social film on a professional singer’s life, who had a Kotha on Chowrangee area of Calcutta. The film was produced by Fazli brothers, known to make films on Muslim background only. The film was directed by the younger brother- Sibtain Fazli.

The producers Fazli brothers, were the sons of Khan Bahadur S M Fazal Rabb of Beharaich- about 125 kms from Lucknow in U.P. The elder brother was Hasnain and the younger brother was Sibtain ( born on 9-7-1916). Hasnain Fazli was born on 12-1-1912 in United Province (today’s U.P.). Their family belonged to the noble Sayyads of Allahabad. Hasnain was a graduate of Allahabad University. Though his father was a Khan Bahadur, a Government Jahagirdar and lifetime Magistrate, Hasnain refused to do any service and did not complete his I.C.S. studies, as expected by the family.

He had a creative mind. He joined film line. He was very keen on making a film on Muslim Society. In those days it was considered outrageous to produce a film on Muslim society for fear of the ire of the fundamentalists. However Hasnain broke the barrier and the first Muslim Social film Qaidi-40 was produced and directed by him under the banner of Film Corporation of India, Calcutta. Very cleverly, the film was made at Calcutta, ( though the film depicted life in Lucknow ), and not at Bombay to avoid any disruption in the making of the film. The film was made so well that it was received very well by all strata of population, including the Muslims and became a hit film. After this Hasnain made more Muslim social films like Masoom-41, Chowranghee-42, Fashion-43 and Ismat-44. These films discussed Muslim family life and problems etc.

His first directorial film was at his 23rd year- Triya Charitra-35. Then came Sajiv Murti-35, in which the Handsome Vijay Kumar from Himachal Pradesh was the Hero. Fazli brothers also made Dil-46, Mehendi-47, Duniya-49 and Khoobsurat-52. Hasnain was so talented that he himself wrote the film stories, screenplays and dialogues usually. Sibtain Fazli directed 3 films-Chowranghee-42, Ismat-44 and Mehendi-47.

After the Partition, Fazli brothers migrated to Pakistan. Sibtain remained in Pakistan and Hasnain returned to India to make 2 more films. Later Hasnain too relocated to Lahore and died there on 16-7-1957. His brother Sibtain ( 9-7-1916 to 25-7-1985) who had directed 3 films in India, made 4 films in Pakistan, including the most popular Urdu film of Madam Nurjehan – Dupatta-52.

Film Chowrangee had 13 songs. It included 3 wonderful Ghazals- 2 by Jigar Moradabadi and 1 by Mirza Ghalib ( I have heard these songs). It will be the first time that a song from this film-in its full form- will be available on You Tube, because our Sadanand ji Kamath has uploaded it on my request. Thanks Sadanand ji.

Hanuman Prasad Sharma ( aka Hanuman Prasad Triloki. Both are same. Triloki and Sharma are surnames in Brahmins. This is like the other case. The son of Bhagatram Batish, of Husnlal-Bhagatram duo, Ashok, calls himself as Ashok Sharma.) was also a Music Director for this film. With this film he made his debut in Hindi films. Unfortunately, except for 4 songs-2 for each MD- HFGK is silent on the singer or MD’s names of remaining 9 songs, making it difficult to know the reality. However, according to Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, the Lori, ” aa jaa ri nindiya ” is also composed by Kazi. May be, in future, some proof or information will emerge to confirm or clarify matters !

There were as many as 5 Lyricists for these 13 songs- Kazi Nazrul Islam, Arzoo lucknowi, Mirza Ghalib, Jigar Moradabadi and Partav Lucknowi. With this song , not only the movie, but also Kazi Nazrul Islam makes his Debut on the Blog as an MD and a Lyricist. Enjoy this historical song….


Song-Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee (Chowrangee)(1942) Singer-Unknown female, Lyrics- Kazi Nazrul Islam, MD- Kazi Nazrul Islam

Lyrics

Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee
iski duniya rang birangee
iski duniya rang birangee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee

gore kaale aawen jaawen
gore kaale aawen jaawen
apni apni chhab dikhlaawen
apni apni chhab dikhlaawen
ye dagar mein sab sansaar aar aar
ye dagar mein sab sansaar aar aar
iski duniya rang birangee
iski duniya rang birangee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee

kitne aawe raaja baabu
kitne aawe raaja baabu
kitne hamse bechaare
kitne apne dil ke bande
kitne prem pujaari ee ee
kitne prem pujaari
koi kisi ko raah lagaaye
koi aakar khud kho jaaye
koi kisi ko raah lagaaye
koi aakar khud kho jaaye
seedha rasta peer hazaar
seedha rasta peer hazaar
iski duniya rang birangee
iski duniya rang birangee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee
Chowranghee hai ye chowranghee

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Blog Day : 3798 Post No. : 14788

“Bullet”(1976) was directed by Vijay Anand for Navketan Productions on the occasion of the silver jubilee of this production house. This movie had Dev Anand, Parveen Babi, Rakesh Roshan, Kabir Bedi, Jyoti Bakshi (new discovery), Sonia Sahni, Shreeram Laagoo, Jagdeep, Mohan Sherry, Ranjana Sachdev, Murad, Ranjan, Sheela, Shefali, Jazebel, Julie, Ratna, Julien, Mamaji, Moolchand, Sharat Saxena etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the list of the songs already covered:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Jab tum chale jaaoge to yaad bahut aaoge 5100 4-Dec-11
Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin 13614 26-Sep-17
Mat chhedo gham ki baaten 14785 9-Dec-18

The fourth and final song left to be covered is in fact the first song in the movie. It is the title song of the movie as well, where the word bullet appears more than fifty times.
Sudhir Jee, in his comments to the earlier song mentions that

Praveen Babi is the love interest of Dev Anand, and Jyoti Bakshi is the love interest of Rakesh Roshan. Both are police officers. Praveen Babi works for Kabir Bedi, who is actually a gangster. Dev Anand is after him, but Kabir Bedi is successful in getting Dev Anand suspended from the police force on fabricated charges.

In the sequence of events, Jyoti Bakshi gets killed, and that pits Rakesh Roshan against Dev Anand, as the suspicion falls on the latter. Dev Anand then visits Kabir Bedi in his office and drops a bullet on his table, and challenges him that this bullet carries his (Kabir Bedi’s name) and that his days are numbered. That is where the title of the film comes from.

The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

With this song, “Bullet”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

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Song-Bullet bullet (Bullet)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

hey dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
arre dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
are yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
tere dard e dil ki dawa hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

lallalala
lala
lalla
lalla

yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai
yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai

are yaar mere ab hota kya hai
aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
yeh kya hai yeh tujhko pata hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are are dekho yeh kya hai, ispe naam tera likha hai

yaad rakh deewaane
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
arre yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai,
yeh inaam hai ya saza hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

3797 Post No. : 14787 Movie Count :

4043

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 75# Dharmendra- Memories of the Seventies #
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 Welcome all to this article of mine which comes after a long gap of more than a month, and though I am late in sending this article, I hope our editors will consider this for post. And that will also help me in getting back into the ‘article writing’ again, because since last two months I am trying to complete and send some of my unfinished articles, but the schedule at work front and very less time after official work is not allowing me time and the concentration to focus on the articles I wish to share.

Well, with this article I hope I get back into writing and share my thoughts taking you down memory lane into the ‘seventies’ again 🙂

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8th December 2018 is the 83rd birth anniversary (08.12.1935) of actor Dharam Singh Deol whom we fondly know as Dharmendra. And, ‘maa kasam …’ 🙂 , he will be there in our fond memories of the movies from almost every decade ever since he began his career in the Hindi movies with ‘Dil Bhi Tera Ham Bhi Tere’ (1960) till the very recently released movie ‘Yamla Pagla Deewaana-Phir Se’ (2018).

For me I have fond memories of watching many of his movies with my uncles, like ‘Shikaar’ (1966), ‘Yakeen’ (1969), ‘Kab? Kyun? Aur Kahaan?’ (1970), ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Resham Ki Dori’ (1974), ‘Raja Jaani’ (1973), and more. Then I also remember some of his movies which I must have watched with my parents like ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’ (1973), ‘Dost’ (1974), ‘Sholay’ (1975), ‘Maa’ (1976), ‘Charas’ (1976), ‘Dream Girl’ (1977), ‘The Burning Train’ (1980) etc. I still remember watching his ‘Devar’ (1966), during the Ganpati Festivals on the small 16mm screen in open grounds in the seventies.

Then there were movies which I watched with my brothers and cousins during the ‘summer vacations’ like ‘Dharam-Veer’ (1977), ‘Chacha Bhatija’ (1977), ‘Ram Balram’ (1980), ‘Teesri Aaankh’ (1982), ‘Samrat’ (1982), ‘Main Intaqaam Loonga’ (1982). And then movies like ‘Aap Ki Parchhaayiyaan’ (1964), ‘Main Bhi Ladki Hoon’ (1964), ‘Izzat’ (1968), ‘Mere Hamdam Mere Dost’ (1968), ‘Khamoshi’ (1969), ’Sharaafat’ (1970), ‘Samadhi’ (1972), ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ (1973), ‘Chaitaali’ (1975), ‘Chupke-Chupke’ (1975), ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka’ (1975), ‘Kinaara’ (1977), ‘Blackmail’ (1978), ‘Dillagi’ (1978) which I watched during the weekly screening of movies in the re-creation club building in our colony where we were staying then.

Then, when I was a grown-up boy 🙂 there was a phase in my life when I was learning in 11 -12th std but was less on studies and more on cricket and movies. I watched many of his movies like ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), ‘Pyaar Hi Pyaar’ (1968), ‘Jugnu’ (1973), ‘Patthar Aur Paayal’ (1974), ‘Pratigya’ (1975), and the other movies released during those years (1983-1985) i.e. ‘Naukar Biwi Ka’ (1983), ‘Qayaamat’ (1983), ‘Jeene Nahin Doonga’ (1984), ‘Baazi’ (1984), ‘Dharam Aur Kanoon’ (1984), ‘Jaagir’ (1984), ‘Jhoothha Sach’ (1984), ‘Raj Tilak’ (1984) etc. And then I got to watch some movies like ‘Bandini’ (1963), ‘Neela Aakaash’ (1965), and ‘Satyakaam’ (1969), ‘Phagun’ (1973), on television (‘Doordarshan’) during this period.

The above was when we were still located in the Akola District of Maharashtra (CP & Berar circuit for the movies). And by that time I was already a Rajesh Khanna fan 🙂 . Reading the film magazines then I came to know that it was Dharmendra whose movies were still running good even during the Kaka’s Superstardom days. After that we shifted to Parli Vaijnath – Marathwada region of Maharashtra (and known as in the Nizam Circuit for the movies).

There I had already taken up working in a construction company and during this period till 1988 I watched many of the old and new movies. I remember I watched Dharmendra’s ‘Aaayi Milan Ki Bela’ (1964), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966), ‘Anupama’ (1966), ‘Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya’ (1966), ‘Phool Aur Patthar’ (1966), ’Aankhen’ (1968), ‘Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke’ (1969), ‘Rakhwaala’ (1971), ‘Loafer’ (1973), ‘Keemat’ (1973), ‘Baghaawat’ (1982), ‘Hukumat’ (1987), ‘Aag Hi Aag’ (1987) etc.

Then I shifted to Kota (Rajasthan) in Nov 1988 for my professional career and there also watching the movies was the ‘main source of entertainment’. I got to watch many old Hindi movies as well as the new ones. I got to watch Dharmendra’s movies like ‘Batwaara’ (1989), ‘Naakabandi’ (1990), ‘Farishtey’ (1991) and after many years I got to watch ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ (1971) again in a theater. I watched the film repeatedly on consecutive days and enjoyed it a lot. Later on, based at Kota and traveling around places like Nimach, I watched ‘Tehalka’ (1992). I also remember correctly that I watched his ‘Man Ki Aankhen’ (1970), on VHS cassettes on ‘VCR’ we use to hire to watch movies then during our weekly get-together or holiday. Later I bought VCDs of the films ‘Ganga Ki Lehren’ (1964), ‘Dulhan Ek Raat Ki’ (1967), which has one of my favorite songs “Ek Haseen Shaam Ko. . .“.

And there are other movies like ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1968), ‘Bahaarein Phir Bhi Aayengi’ (1966), ‘Chunaoti’ (1980), ‘Do Chor’ (1972), ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’ (1970), ’Jeevan Mrityu’ (1970), ‘Jwaar Bhaata’ (1973), ‘Kahaani Kismat Ki’ (1973), ‘Mohabbat Zindagi Hai’ (1966), ‘Naya Zamaana’ (1971), ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983), ‘Tum Haseen Main Jawaan’ (1970), which I don’t remember correctly but I think I watched them either in theatre or on TV. As I was going through his filmography for this article, I was thinking that there are still many movies of him (till seventies) which I have not watched and should watch them as and when possible.

The latest movies that I have seen of Dharmendra is ‘Apne’ (2007), which I could not watch in theatre when I was in Kachchh-Gujarat and had later bought its DVD and watched with my parents and family at home.

Watching his movies has always been a different experience and entertaining and enjoyable too. I think me, and many others like me, will always be thankful to him for the joy he has given to us through his movies. His fight scenes with Shetty are always a favorite of mine and those were the main attractions from his movies too, wherever Shetty was co-star in the movies he acted.

Then there are songs from his ‘black and white’ movies and many other ‘musicals’ of the ‘seventies’ which I cannot forget and many of them are ‘songs that brings back memories’ for me. I have watched many of his movies more than once and it is always pleasant to watch him on the screen. I cannot forget his ‘emotional speech’ in the ‘Filmfare awards function’ when he was felicitated with the ‘Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award’.

His movies also have many emotional scenes between a ‘mother and son’ where I always find him very natural and touching. For today’s occasion I am presenting a song from the 1976 movie ‘Maa’. As I had mentioned earlier in one of my articles that there are few Hindi movies where an elephant has been a central character in the movies and few of these movies have been a part of my permanent memory since then. I remember to have watched this movie with my parents but have forgotten it now except Dharmendra, the elephants in the movie and this song that I am presenting today.

Though the song is a background song and not lip-synced by Dharmendra, I want to introduce it with this article. (I had earlier sent this song to Atul ji in Oct 2012). Also, this is the song which brings back memories of those years for me. It is part of that ‘nostalgia’ of Hindi movies and the songs for me over the years.

So, I when decided to share an article for Dharmendra’s birth anniversary (now belated), I searched for other songs from his movies where he also lip-synced the songs, or even from this movie ‘Maa’, but I strongly feel sharing of this song sung by Rafi Saab which is a trip down memory lane for me from the movies of Dharmendra of the seventies.

‘Maa-1976’ is edited and directed by M.A. Thirumugam for ‘Devar Films, Madras’. It is produced by Sandow M.M.A. Chinnappa Devar who had also written the story of this movie. It has Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Nirupa Roy, Ranjeet, Padma Khanna, Devar, Om Prakash, Paintal, Bramhachari, Shashi Kiran, Rajan Haksar, Urmila Bhatt, Umesh Sharma, Raj Baldev, Viju, Kalpana, Gemini Balu, Narayan Mustafa, Anand Kumar and others. Dialogues for this movie were written by Inder Raj Anand and editing was done by M.G. Balurao (assisted by K. Ramu). The movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.09.1976.

The movie has total seven songs in it as per HFGK and all the seven songs are written by Anand Bakshi and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. HFGK also mentions about two tracks as club dance music and dance music in this movie. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

I am reproducing below the ‘plot summary’ of this movie as mentioned on IMDB

Vijay lives with his mother in a palatial house deep in the jungles in South India where he makes a living trapping animals for circuses, zoos – both nationally and internationally. He meets with beautiful US-returned Nimmi, both fall in love with each other and want to get married. Vijay’s mother cautions them both against separating new-born animals from their birth mothers, but both refuse to listen. Then the unexpected happens, a mother lioness, angered at Vijay for taking her cubs, attacks him, and leaves him badly wounded. With the help of his mother, and Nimmi, Vijay recovers and despite of what happened, and his mother’s warning, he again goes to trap animals – this time a baby elephant for a circus. He does manage to trap the elephant in a pit, but the angered mother elephant pursues them, even after they transport it in a truck. Her maternal and protective instincts come to fore, she overtakes the truck, dismantles it, but is chased away by Vijay and his employees. She turns to attack Vijay, but his mother intervenes – and is instantly attacked and crushed. Holding his mother in his arms, Vijay swears to hunt them the elephant as well as all other animals and kill them one by one, but his dying mother makes him promise that he will not do so, but instead return all cubs to their parents, as well as the baby elephant. Vijay promises to do so, and his mother passes away. Vijay is devastated, in heart-wrenching sorrow & pain, he calls out to his mother, and carries out her promise. He releases all trapped animals, and returns the cubs to the jungle. But returning the baby elephant, Ganesh, is another issue altogether as it has been transported to the city, and must be brought back. When Vijay goes to bring it back, he finds out that the truck had broken down, the elephant had escaped and is lose in the city. He desperately goes around looking for it. In the meantime, back home, the mother elephant is on a rampage, enraged at being separated from its child, it crushes vegetation, attacks villagers, and tears down their dwellings. And the next target that looms before it is none other than Vijay’s beloved – Nimmi…

 Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. The movie ‘Maa’ also makes a debut on the blog today …!!!

Belatedly wishing Dharam ji a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead …

[Author’s Note: This also serves one of my purpose of introducing movies having ‘same title’ too. We already have the movie ‘Maa-1952’ and ‘Maa-1960’(UR) on the blog. And fortunately, I had the opportunity to share couple of songs from the ‘1952-Maa’ and one song from the ‘1960-Maa’ on the blog].

Maa Tujhe Dhoondhoon Kahaan

 

Song – Maa. . . Tujhe Dhoondhoon Kahaan (Maa) (1976) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Part 1

maa aa aa

maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan aa
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan aa
maine mamta ko pehchaana
main bachchon ke dard ko jaana
tujhko kho kar maa aa aa aa
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa aa aa°°°°°°

maa ek jaisi hoti hai
bachche ik jaise hote hai
chot lage to insaanon ki tarah
pashu bhi rotey hai
bichchde huon ko maine milaaya
maine apna karz chukaaya
tujhko kho kar maa aa aa aa
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa aa aa

tu sach kehti thi ee
kisi ki bad duaa lag jaati hai
tu sach kahti thi ee
kisi ki bad duaa lag jaati hai
apni hi bandook se goli
khud pe bhi chal jaati hai
maine kaisa khel yeh khela
roun baitha aaj akela
tujhko kho kar man aa aa aa
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan

maine mamta ko pehchaana
main bachchon ke dard ko jaana
tujhko kho kar maa aa aa
maa tujhe dhoondoon kahaan
maa tujhe dhoondoon kahaan
maa aa aa

Part 2 (at the end of the movie)

bichchde huon ko maine milaaya
maine apna karz chukaaya
tujhko kho kar maa
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa tujhe dhoondhoon kahaan
maa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

माँ आ आ

माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
मैंने ममता को पहचाना
मैं बच्चों के दर्द को जाना
तुझको खोकर माँ आ आ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ आ आ °°°°°°

माँ एक जैसी होती है
बच्चे इक जैसे होते है
चोट लगे तो इंसानों कि तरह
पशु भी रोते हैं
बिछड़े हुओं को मैंने मिलाया
मैंने अपना क़र्ज़ चुकाया
तुझको खोकर माँ आ आ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ आ आ

तू सच कहती थी ई
किसीकी बद्दुआ लग जाती है
तू सच कहती थी ई
किसीकी बद्दुआ लग जाती है
अपनी ही बन्दूक से गोली
खुद पे भी चल जाती है
मैंने कैसा खेल ये खेला
रोऊँ बैठा आज अकेला
तुझको खोकर माँ आ आ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
मैंने ममता को पहचाना
मैं बच्चों के दर्द को जाना
तुझको खोकर माँ आ आ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ आ आ°°°

भाग २

बिछड़े हुओं को मैंने मिलाया
मैंने अपना क़र्ज़ चुकाया
तुझको खोकर माँ आ आ आ
माँ तुझे ढूढूं कहाँ आ
माँ आ आ

माँ आ आ



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 : 3795 Post No. : 14783

Hullo, hi, pranaam. Good day to all of Atuldom.

Today (8 december 2018) we have a handsome man turning a year older. He has crossed 80 a few years ago but that has not reduced his charisma or charm or fan-following. He is still active on the silver-screen, even if only in home productions, and has his sons as his co-stars.

He has had a rather loooonnnngggg journey having started in 1960. He was the son of a village school headmaster in Ludhiana of Punjab. His mother was the one who supported him in fulfilling his dream of being an actor (he has mentioned this in various interviews of his). He was bitten by the acting bug after seeing Dilip Kumar on-screen. To pursue his dream, he entered the Filmfare New Talent Contest and won it. He was launched by Arjun Hingorani in “Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere” in 1960. From then on, he has been entertaining us.

Dharmendra – the he-man with a soft heart. I have read in numerous of his interviews and heard him on television too that his home is always open to anyone who needs his help. The first time I registered this actor or fell in love with him was probably in “Guddi” along with Jaya Bhadhuri (she was also shown to be a Dharmendra fan) or was it in “Seeta aur Geeta”. Or it could be that I saw “Sholay” fell in love with Veeru and then subsequently saw “Guddi” and “Seeta aur Geeta” on Doordarshan and realized who Raka or Dharmendra (he played himself in Guddi) the actor was.

After “Sholay” I have seen many of his movies, even those where he stood next to a bookshelf and sang – “ya dil ki suno duniyawalon ya mujhko abhi chup rehne do” or stood looking out of a window with the “Meghdhoot” in had singing – “tum pukarlo, tumhara intezaar hai”. Loved him even with his heavy lip-sticked- makeup singing “aap ki haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai”.

How can anyone forget his pairing with Meena Kumari, Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Sadhana, Saira Bano, Mumtaz, Babita and all the other ladies of the 60s. He is a lucky guy as he got to romance all the leading ladies of the 70s & 80s. He was sensible enough in not trying to play a romantic lead in the 90s and the few movies where he had heroines it was either Jaya Prada or Sridevi. In the other movies he played a mentor or guardian to the hero or heroine as in “Dadagiri” {1987} he mentors Padmini Kolhapure and helps her in her mission to take revenge against Amrish Puri.

Similarly, in the 1988 “Paap ko jalakar raakh kar doonga” he is shown his to keep his emotions under control in front of his niece played by Farha after her husband is killed by ‘goondas’ and quietly trying to take revenge against the people responsible of the havoc caused in his ‘hasta khelta’ niece’s life. He is an actor who held his ground during the Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan wave.

There are many movies starring Dharmendra and we have covered all his popular ones. Atleast that is what I expected. But I am proved wrong there are many more out there which makes it a difficult job to decide what song to present here. I am taking the easy way out and posting the song which is topmost on my head. It is by the Kishore Kumar- Anand Bakshi- R D Burman trio, from the 1978 Pramod Chakravarty produced and directed “Azaad” which was decently successful at the box office.

It was a typical masala movie where Hema Malini played a rich-spoilt- haughty princess and Dharam an eccentric do-gooder (Ashok) who first has his run-ins with the Rajkumari, teaches her to respect food, the poor etc and finally lands up in a factory owned by her. The movie goes through the routine of the princess trying to humiliate Ashok, then falling in love with him and the evil villains trying every trick to bring the movie to the climax.

Today’s song happens when Hema is in the haughty phase and Dharam wants to protect all of the jungle creatures if possible. The song shows our darling Dharam in his trade mark style of being rough and tough (junglee to an extent) and Prem Chopra to be a little stupid. But this is the perfect song to show who or what we experienced when we saw Dharmendra on screen in the late 70s and early 80s.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Veeru or Garam Dharam alias Dharmendra.


Song-Main Laila ka Majnu Shirin ka Farhaad (Aazaad)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

O hoooo
o hoooooo

main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main hoon sabse pehle
arre sab hain mere baad
main aazaad
main aazaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main hoon sabse pahle
arre sab hain mere baad
main aazaad
main aazaad

Ooooo
Ooooo

pehle bano nishaana
phir tum teer chalaana
thhaam ke apne dil ko phir tum saamne aana
arre pehle bano nishaana
phir tum teer chalaana
thhaam ke apne dil ko phir tum saamne aana
tum jaise dekhe hain
maine bade saiyyaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad
main aazaad

mujhse bachke rehna
baat bigad jaayegi
saari raat kasam se tumko
neend nahin aayegi
arre mujhse bachke rehna
baat bigad jaayegi
saari raat kasam se tumko
neend nahin aayegi
bhool na paaogi tum
main aaunga yaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad
main aazaad

inn aankhon ke raste
dil mein bas jaaoonga
tum naagin toh main sapera
tumko das jaaoonga
arre inn aankhon ke raste
dil mein bas jaaoonga
tum naagin to main sapera
tumko das jaaoonga
ab karti ho gussa
phir karna fariyaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad


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Blog Day : 3746 Post No. : 14707

“Do Sitaare” (1951) was directed by D D Kashyap for Famous Pictures. The movie had Dev Anand, Suraiya, Kuldip Kaur, Baij Sharma, Prem Nath, Shakuntala etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the seventh song from the movie. This song is sung by Manna Dey. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a word (or two) right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.


Song-Ek do dilon ka kaafila (Do Sitaare)(1951) Singer–Manna Dey, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

sada ek saath jaise do sitaare
rah nahin sakte ae
yoonhi mil kar kabhi do dil bechaare
rah nahin sakte

ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila
le ke sahaara pyaar ka
jeevan ke mele mein chala aa aa
jeevan ke mele mein chala
jeevan ke mele mein chala
ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila

ek doosre se thhi lagan
aapas mein donon thhe magan
baahon mein baahen daal ke
wo kaafila badhta gaya
ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila

manzil nazar aane lagi ee ee
manzil nazar aane lagi
ummeed muskaane lagi
par dekhte hi dekhte
zaalim andhera chha gaya
ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila

donon bichhad kar rah gaye
bahne thhe aansu bah gaye
ulfat ke is anjaam par
aankhon mein saavan chha gaya
ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila

ulfat ka haasil hai yahi
ee ee ee ee
ulfat ka haasil hai yahi
chaahat ki manzil hai yahi
ham tumse pahle ??
ye kafila loota gaya
ek do dilon ka kaafila
ek do dilon ka kaafila


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

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3739 Post No. : 14692 Movie Count :

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 74# Remembering Kishore Kumar on his Remembrance Day #
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Today (13th October’2018) is the 31th Remembrance Day of – singer, actor, director, producer, lyricist, music director, writer – and our ‘most beloved and versatile genius’ Kishore Kumar.

I had planned a write-up for this occassion several months back and had even started work on it but it kept getting delayed for various reasons. My recent travel to India and the work load after getting back to work also prevented me from finalizing that write up.

Yesterday I browsed through the list of Kishore Kumar songs earlier shared by me to Atul ji and still to be posted. I found that many of these songs are yet to be posted on the blog. Despite this list, I was not able to pick the song to cover on this occasion.

Whole day yesterday(12 october 2018),I was just thinking and it was looking like I may not be able to send a song at all for this occasion. But how can I miss this occasion without a song …

Finally, I turned to my list of ‘songs that bring back memories’ which I had compiled in 2014 for one of my write up on the blog, to find if any Kishore Kumar songs in that list were yet to be covered in the blog.

I found many such songs in this list that are still to make it on the blog. From these many songs I selected today’s song as my presentation on this occasion here…

This song is from the movie ‘Ram Bharose-1977’ …

I had not watched this movie in those years and even till now so I cannot write much about this movie.
However, this song somehow has been stuck up in my mind and I like it very much, may be because of its tune and singing of it by Kishore Kumar. Or May be because of its frequently heard on the loud speakers and radio I guess.
I think it’s a nice hummable song 😊

I watched the video of this song only now during the preparation of this post and I think this song is better heard than to watch 😊

‘Ram Bharose-1977’ (alias ‘God’s Own Man’) was directed by Anand Sagar for ‘Sagar Art (International) Films, Bombay’ and Ramanand Sagar.
It was produced by Subhash Sagar.

Star cast of this movie includes Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, Amjad Khan, Dara Singh, Keshto Mukherjee, Kanan Kaushal, Madan Puri, Nazir Hussain and Sujit Kumar. It also had Raza Murad, Tom Alter, Shailesh Kumar, Jagirdar, Jagdish Raj, Chaman Puri, Master Baboo, Javed Khan, Shiv Raj, Sole, Shahid Bijnori, Ram Murthy, Deepak Raj and Shetty.
Editing for this movie was done by Lachmandass. Dialogues of this movie were written by (Late) Krishan Chander. This movie was written by Moti Sagar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 21.04.1977.

There were Six songs in this movie composed by Ravindra Jain. Hasrat Jaipuri, Ravindra Jain, Tajdar Taj and Dev Kohli were the lyricist for this movie. Asha Bhonsle, Narinder Chanchal, Kishore Kumar and Mohd Rafi gave their voices to the songs of this movie.

Going by the list of the songs of this movie in HFGK the other song I am familiar with is ‘Chal Chal Re Kathmandu’. 🙂

Today’s song is the first song from this movie to appear on the blog… and ‘Raam Bharose-1977’ is thus making a debut on the blog.

I have noted the lyrics as per the longer audio version having three stanzas, whereas the video link I find is having two stanzas only.

Let us now enjoy today’s song sung by Kishore Kumar which is composed by and written by Ravindra Jain …

Raam se badaa Raam ka naam …Banaaye sabke bigde kaam …

(PS :- Incidentally after few days we are going to celebrate ‘Vijay Dashmi’ and remembering Lord Shri Raam, my best wishes to all in advance )

Audio (Full)

Video

Song-Chalo bhai Rambharose Rambharose Rambharose (Rambharose)(1977) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Chorus

Lyrics

Raam se badaa Raam ka naam
Banaaye sab ke bigde kaam
Raam se badaa Raam ka naam
Banaaye sab ke bigde kaam
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

He ae jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Raam se badaa Raam ka naam
Banaaye sabke bigde kaam
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

o Ho ho ho o o o o o o
Parmeshwar swayam raksha
Jiski karey ae
Jag bairi ho to kya
Wo to maare na marey ae
Hayee ho
Hayee ho
Hayee ho ho ho ho o

Parmeshwar swayam raksha
Jiski karey ae
Jag bairi ho to kya
Wo to maare na marey ae
Koyi raah mein kaante laakh bichhaaye ae ae
Ho laakh bichhaaye ae
Arey Raam ka bandaa aage badhtaa jaaye ae ae
Ho badhtaa jaaye ae
Ho badho bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Badho bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Hey ae jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Daane daane pe naam
Khaanewaale ka likhaa
Likhnewaala magar
Nahin kisiko dikha
Daane daane pe naam
Khaanewaale ka likhaa

Likhnewaala magar
Nahin kisiko dikha
Arey naam yugon se uska suntey aaye ae ae
O suntey aaye ae
Arey sabka bedaa wo hi paar lagaaye ae ae
Ho paar lagaaye ae
Ho raho bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raho bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Hey ae jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Ho o o ho o aa aa aa aa aa
Ho ho o aa aa aa aa aa

Sooraj naa ugey
Chandaa na khiley ae
Uski marzi bina
Ek pattaa naa hiley
Shri Raam Raam Raam
Siya Raam Raam Raam

Sooraj naa ugey
Chandaa na khiley ae
Uski marzi bina
Ek pattaa naa hiley
Arey jisne banaayi hai
Ye duniya saari ee
Ye duniya saari
Arey sabse badi hai uski jimmedaari ee ee
Ho jimmedaari ee
Ho raho bhai Raam Bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raho bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Hey ae jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Raam se badaa Raam ka naam
Raam se badaa Raam ka naam
Banaaye sabke bigde kaam
Banaaye sabke bigde kaam
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose ae
Chalo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose

Hey ae jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Jiyo bhai Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Raam bharose
Shri Raam Raam Raam

Jai Shri Raam
Shri Raam Raam Raam
Jai Jai Shri Raam
Shri Raam Raam Raam
Jai Shri Raam
Siya Raam Raam Raam
Shri Raam Raam Raam

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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राम से बड़ा राम का नाम
बनाए सबके बिगड़े काम
राम से बड़ा राम का नाम
बनाए सबके बिगड़े काम
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हे ए जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

राम से बड़ा राम का नाम
बनाए सबके बिगड़े काम
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
परमेश्वर स्वयं रक्षा
जिसकी करे ए
जग बैरी हो तो क्या
वो तो मारे न मरे ए
हई हो
हई हो
हई हो हो हो हो ओ

परमेश्वर स्वयं रक्षा
जिसकी करे ए
जग बैरी हो तो क्या
वो तो मारे न मरे ए
कोई राह में कांटे लाख बिछाए ए ए
हो लाख बिछाए ए
अरे राम का बन्दा आगे बढ़ता जाए ए ए
हो बढ़ता जाए ए
हो बढ़ो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
बढ़ो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हे ए जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

दाने दाने पे नाम
खानेवाले का लिखा
लिखनेवाला मगर
नहीं किसीको दिखा
दाने दाने पे नाम
खानेवाले का लिखा

लिखनेवाला मगर
नहीं किसीको दिखा
अरे नाम युगों से उसका सुनते आये ए ए
ओ सुनते आये ए
अरे सबका बेड़ा वो ही पार लगाए ए ए
हो पार लगाए ए
हो रहो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
रहो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हे ए जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हो हो ओ आ आ आ आ आ
हो हो ओ आ आ आ आ आ

सूरज ना उगे
चन्दा ना खिले
उसकी मर्ज़ी बिना
एक पत्ता ना हिले
श्री राम राम राम
श्री राम राम राम

सूरज ना उगे
चन्दा ना खिले
उसकी मर्ज़ी बिना
एक पत्ता ना हिले
अरे जिसने बनायी है
ये दुनिया सारी ई
ये दुनिया सारी
अरे सबसे बड़ी है उसकी जिम्मेदारी ई ई
हो जिम्मेदारी ई
हो रहो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
रहो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हे ए जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

राम से बड़ा राम का नाम
राम से बड़ा राम का नाम
बनाए सबके बिगड़े काम
बनाए सबके बिगड़े काम
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
चलो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे

हे ए जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
जियो भाई राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
राम भरोसे
श्री राम राम राम

जय श्री राम
श्री राम राम राम
जय जय श्री राम
श्री राम राम राम
जय श्री राम
सिया राम राम राम
श्री राम राम राम


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

Blog Day : 3714 Post No. : 14643

Today I present a really wonderful song of Jagmohan Sursagar, Anima Dasgupta and Munir Alam from film Subah Shaam-1944. The music of this film was by Subal Dasgupta, younger brother of the more famous composer kamal Dasgupta. The film was made and directed by P.C. Barua for Indrapuri Studios, Calcutta. The songs of this film were written by Faiyaz Hashmi and Munir Lucknowi ( different from the singer Munir Alam). The cast of the film was Pramathesh barua, jamuna, Purnima ( she was different from Purnima of
Bombay ), Indu Mukherji, Munir, Devbala, Tulsi Chakravarti etc etc.

Director P.C. aka Pramathesh Barua was born on 24-10-1903. A well educated and foreign trained prince from a Royal family came into the films only by chance. He established his own studio and made films. Impressed by his style and work, B.N.Sircar of New Theatres offered him a job in his company. Barua joined and made such films in New Theatres that the studio became famous all over India. His greatest contribution was his first film here, ” Devdas”-34 in Bangla. he did the main role and brought in a comparatively new actress jamuna for the role of Parvati aka Paro. With the fantastic success of Bangla version, Barua made its Hindi version in 1936, with K L Saigal as the Hero. This was mor successful than the Bangla version and became an iconic film for ever as a reference point. Then an Assamese version was also made in 1937.

With a very eventful, successful and satisfying stint in New Theatres, Barua developed serious differences with the owner-B.N.Sircar, who was known to be a disciplinarian who held the Institution ( of New Theatres) in place. New Theatres, in the 30s , was full of Titans having a larger than life images and it was inevitable that there would be clashes amongst the artistes and the owner. Like true Bengalis, they all had king size Egos and over estimated self respects.

The first crack came in 1933 when Nitin Bose and Debaki Bose clashed, resulting in Debaki Bose’s temporary exit. In the line was Barua, who had a grudge that he was not given as many films as his peers Nitin Bose and Hemchander Chunder got . The rift between Barua and Sircar was obviously born out of deep differences, because after Barua left, B N Sircar had said- “He was a remarkably innovative director who seemed to improve after every film. As an actor, he forged a style that was distinctively his own uniquely. But as a Man…..well,I would rather not discuss it”.

However, it was known to both of them and all others connected with NT, that both these Giants had tremendous love and respect for each others. In 1951, when Barua lay dying on his bed, he instructed that his body be taken past the house of B N Sircar, where he was lying sick on bed. When Barua’s funeral convoy reached Sircar’s house, the ailing Sircar hobbled painfully to the window of his elegant Elgin Road Residence, as the prince of Players paused beneath the window for a while and then proceeded. It was a poignant moment- an act symbolic of a reference point established a long time ago in a business which was notorious for callous and impermanent relationships !

After Barua Nitin Bose left, then kanan Bala and few more. Only pankaj Mullick, though hurt by New Theatre’s neglect, stuck till the end. P.C.Barua died on 29-11-1951. He acted in 8 Hindi films( Manzil-36, Mukti-37, Adhikar-38, Jawab-42, Ranee-43, Subah Shaam-44, Amiree-45 and Pehchan-46). He directed 14 frilms and sang 1 song in film Jawab-42.

Barua’s third wife Jamuna (10-10-1919 to 24-11-2005) was the fourth of the six daughters of Puran Gupta, a resident of a village near Agra, India. Each of the sisters was named after an Indian river like Ganga, Jamuna, Bhagirathi etc. As destiny would have it, Jamuna came to reside in Calcutta, a leading film producing city in India. Originally from Gauripur of Assam’s Goalp ara district (undivided), Jamuna was married to the legendary actor director Pramathesh Barua, or P.C. Barua, who died in 1950. She began her acting career in her husband’s famous production Devdas in 1936 and was the film’s lead character Parvati or Paro. She went on to make a number of memorable movies in Assamese, Bangla and Hindi, notably Amiri, Mukti, Adhikar and Sesh Uttar. She stopped acting after Barua died

In the thirties and played a small role in Mohabbat ki Kasauti(1934), Hindi version of Rooplekha (Bengali) directed by P.C. Barua. A romance started although Barua, hailing from the native Indian state of Gauripur, Assam, was already twice married. As the actress, who was to play Parbati in Barua’s next venture Devdas (1935) reported inability to attend the studio on the very first day of shooting, Jamuna was called from Barua’s residence (she was living with him by then) and was asked to get down to work straight away without any preparation whatsoever.

Thus she came to be the first Parbati of Indian talkies- Miss Light had played the role in the silent version of the enormously popular Sarat Chandra novel. Aishwarya Rai happens to the last so far and Devdas has been made and re-made a number of times. Jamuna played the same role in the Hindi version also and was accepted in this very first proper exposure as an actress in her own right. She continued to act in Barua’s films like Grihadaha (1936), Maya (1936), Adhikar (1939), Uttarayan (1941), Shesh Uttar (1942), Chander Kalanka (1944) and the respective Hindi versions of each film.

Barua had left the prestigious New Theatres in 1940 and was directing as well as producing his films. Thereafter she acted in a number of Barua directed Hindi movies like Amiree, Pehchan and Iran Ki Ek Raat. These films however did not add to the prestige of either to Barua or to Jamuna. Jamuna also acted outside Barua direction in three Bengali films Debar (1943) and Nilanguriya (1943) where she proved herself without Barua’s influence. Her last film Malancha (1953) was also outside Barua’s direction. She also starred in its Hindi version Phulwari (1953).

Barua’s death in 1951 when he was only 48 changed Jamuna’s life altogether. She had three sons by Barua, Deb Kumar, Rajat and Prasun. They were all minors at the time and the Gauripur estate refused to take any of their responsibilities. She had to wage a legal battle with the powerful and influential royal family to get her and her children’s dues and recognition. Time settled the matters and she was allowed ownership of the house with its vast adjoining land and also an allowance. Jamuna spent the rest of her life after Barua as a housewife, busy in bringing up her minor sons. She had to complete the unfinished film Malancha of course but said good bye to the world soon after. Later in her life she did attend a number of functions to celebrate the centennial year of husband P.C. Barua and received felicitations on behalf of the Government of India and the state Government of Assam as the first Parbati of Indian talkies.

Her last days were not very comfortable and she was bedridden for more than six months prior to her death. She is survived by her three sons and their families and a host of relatives.. According to her family members, she had been ill for some time, and the cause of death was illness related to old age. She died at her residence in south Kolkata.

In Hindi, we have seen few Brother composer pairs like Husnlal Bhagatram, kalyan ji -Anand ji, Anand- milind etc etc. I can not think of any such pair whose brothers individually very famous as composers, except perhaps Pt. Amarnath and Husnlal – Bhagatram, but here too no two brothers were famous individually. There were some other brothers like Timir Baran and Mihir kiran and Kamal Dasgupta and Subal Dasgupta. Neither Timir-Mihir nor Kamal-Subal worked as a pair and individually only one became famous in Hindi films. Mihir kiran gave music to only 1 film- Kaarvan e hayat-35 and Subal Dasgupta gave music to only 2 films Subah Shaam and Arzoo both in 1944.

Kamal Dasgupta ( 28-7-1912 to 20-7-1974) gave music to 17 Hindi films from Jawab-42 to Phulwari-51. Subal gave music to only 2 films as mentioned. He was, however, a prolific composer in Bangla films and NFS. The credit for composing music for Talat Mehmood’s First recorded NFS, ” sab din ek samaan nahi tha” goes to Subal Dasgupta. Some sites and You Tube erroneously mention kamal Dasgupta’s name as its composer , but it is wrong. I quote here an excerpt from the book ” Talat Mehmood-The Velvet touch” a biography by Manek Premchand,

“His first recording happened in September 1941, the song being Sab din ek samaan naheen tha, Ban jaoonga kya se kya main, iska to kuchh dhyaan naheen tha, written by Fayyaz Hashmi and composed by Subal Dasgupta. Present at this recording was the great singer-composer-actor Pankaj Mullick, who patted the young émigré for a job well done. In Calcutta, the young man started learning Bengali. After six recordings for HMV in Calcutta, Talat returned in 1942 to complete his studies at Marris and in the next couple of years, he heard a lot of Gangubai Hangal, Fayyaz Khan and Roshanara Begum. ” pp 13

Not much information is available on Subal in books or on the net. Even Dr. J.P.Guha has no information on him. Here is something from a Bangladeshi site.

Subal Dasgupta was born at Kalia (Narail) of the old Jessore district in Bangladesh. His parents shifted to Calcutta long before the partition of 1947. His eldest brother professor Bimal Dasgupta was a gifted musician, while his elder brother Kamal Dasgupta also emerged as one of the most successful music directors of his time. His sisters Sudhira, Indira, Basanti—–all were talented singers in their own rights. All of them had recorded songs under HMV banner. He belonged to an immensely accomplished musical family. At a very tender age Subal Dasgupta took lessons in classical music from Ustad Zamiruddin Khan, a renowned maestro of Kheyal and Thumri. It was here, that he met Kazi Nazrul Islam, the great poet , who also started taking classical vocal lessons from the same master. The meeting between the two, later turned out to be of historic significance.

When I first heard this song, I liked it very much. I am sure you too will love it. The singers are Jagmohan Sursagar, Anima Dasgupta and Munir Alam. These names are not mentioned in HFGK, but the stalwarts of RMIM, in their discussion have confirmed these names in the late 90s. Though the YT video mentions Hemant kumar, his voice is not there.

( Credits- RMIM forum, Talat Mehmood Biography, scroll.in, wiki, nazrul.com.bd, Sharmishtha Gooptu’s article ”The Glory that was” and my notes )


Song-Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam (Subah Shaam)(1944) Singers-Anima Desgupta, Jagmohan Sursagar, Munir Alam, MD-Subal Dasgupta

Lyrics

Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam
kuchh ghami hai subaho shaam
zindagi ke do hain naam
zindagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam
kuchh ghami hai subaho shaam
zindagi ke do hain naam
zindagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam

aish o raahaten bhi hain
dukh museebaten bhi hain
aish o raahaten bhi hain
dukh museebaten bhi hain
?? bhi hain
gham ki shaanaten bhi hain
gardish e jahaan mein
dillagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam
kuchh ghami hai subaho shaam
zindagi ke do hain naam
zindagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam

maut bhi hai yaas bhi
din ke baad raat bhi
maut bhi hai yaas bhi
din ke baad raat bhi
apni apni ?? hai
aadmi ke saath hai
apni apni ?? hai
aadmi ke saath hai
raushani ke saath saath
?? hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam
kuchh ghami hai subaho shaam
zindagi ke do hain naam
zindagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam

chaand mein chakor mein
jungalon ke mor mein
chaand mein chakor mein
jungalon ke mor mein
papeehe ke shor mein
papeehe ke shor mein
gulshanon ki ?? mein
bulbulon ki bekhudi(?)
keh rahi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam
kuchh ghami hai subaho shaam
zindagi ke do hain naam
zindagi hai subaho shaam
Kuchh haseen hai subaho shaam


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Blog Day : 3713 Post No. : 14641

Today (17 september 2018) is the 19th rememberance day of Hasrat Jaipuri (15 April 1922 – 17 September 1999). Hasrat Jaipuri (and also Shailendra and Shankar Jaikishan) made his debut with “Barsaat”(1949). What a sensational debut it was for this musical team. This team of lyricists and music director lasted for nearly two decades and the team was broken, first by the death of Shailendra and then by the death of Jaikishan. Also, Raj Kapoor, after the box office failure of “Mera Naam Joker”(1970) dropped his entire music team and signed up an entirely new team, beginning with “Bobby”(1973).

Hasrat Jaipuri’s best work was indeed with Shankar Jaikishan. Two of his songs, both composed by Shankar Jaikishan, won him filmfare best lyricist award for “Bahaaron phool barsaao”(Suraj)(1966) and “Zindagi ek safar hai suhaana”(Andaaz)(1971).

Most of Hasrat Jaipuri’s major songs have already been covered in the blog. He penned a little over 1000 songs in HFM. This blog has 645 of his songs so far.

As a tribute to Hasrat Jaipuri, here is a song from “Sher Dil”(1965). This movie was directed by Chaand for Pinky Films, Bombay. This “Costume” movie had Dara Singh, Parveen Chaudhary, Jayant, Padma Chauhan, Uma Dutt, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Bhagwan, Hari Malik, Sunanda, Majnu, Ridku, Nazeer Kashmiri, Amir Ali etc in it.

This song, the title song of the movie, is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Main hoon sherdil (Sher Dil)(1965) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
chaand se bhi door
mere pyaar ki manzil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
aa hahahaahahaha
aa ha ha
lalalalala
lalalala
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil

main watan ka pyaar hoon
pyaar ki bahaar hoon
dushmanon ke waaste
teer hoon talwaar hoon
gham ki nadiyon mein hoon
aas ka saahil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
aa hahahaahaha
aa ha ha
lalalalalala
lalalala
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil

aasra gareeb ka
hoon dhani naseeb ka
aasra gareeb ka
hoon dhani naseeb ka

khaaq mein milaaun main
hausla raqeeb ka
aaye mere saamne
koi bhi qaatil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
aa hahahaahaha
aa ha ha
lalalalala
lalalala
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil

aman ka sipaahi hoon
pyaar ka main raahi hoon
zaalimon ke waaste
zulm hoon tabaahi hoon
dharam hai insaaniyat
pyaar ka bismil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
aa hahahaha
aahahaha
lalalalalaala
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil
main hoon sher dil


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 : 3660 Post No. : 14528

Hullo Atulites

The dust is yet to settle on the excitement of the 10th year celebration of the blog, a few more posts are awaited. Meantime something more awe-inspiring has occurred.

Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh (also known as in-house encyclopaedia) in collaboration with Prof. Surjit Singh has come out with a book titled “Forgotten Artists of Early cinema and The Same Name Confusion”. The book has a foreword by Shri. Sanjit Narwekar. The book (in guruji’s words) is “the result of my work over the last so many years and is based primarily on my articles posted on our blog and elsewhere-duly abridged and edited to suit a book.” (I have copied this quote from the mail he has sent to all of us viz: his fellow-atulites) Hats-off to you Sirji, guruji. And to think that this is his passion from the late 40s – seeing movies. His habit of making notes about every film he saw in notebooks (I have seen a few notebooks). Post 2011 he made baby-steps into Cyber world, discovered this amazing blog, made his first comments and on encouragement from our ring-leader Atulji posted articles on films ranging from the 30s to 2018 using the notes he has made over the years. Era-no-bar as far as Guruji is concerned, the only qualification needed he should fall in love with the song. (Most of what I have written are quotes and utterances by guruji in many of his posts and the occasional conversation I have had with him over the years. I am sorry for any misquotes.)

Today is Kargil-Divas when the nation thanks and pays homage to the men-in-uniform who fought the enemy in in-hospitable conditions of the Siachen Glacier in 1999 and regained control of territory that was intruded.

In the month of May I had a holiday in the North-east region of the Himalayas. We visited Nathu-La Pass and a temple dedicated to Baba Harbhajan Singh. It is a known fact that Nathu-La Pass is a strategically important location for the Indian army on the Indo- China border and only a few visitors per day are given permission to visit the place. But the little known mandir is what fascinated me. It is not a mandir to a religious head but a Samadhi to a Captain of 18 Rajput Regiment who is revered as the “Hero of Nathu-La”. He joined the Indian Army as a soldier at 19 and was posted in various regiments before being posted to the 18 Rajput in Nathu-La, East Sikkim at the time of his untimely death.

We heard and read different versions of his heroism. One story said that he fell into a gorge or nullah as he was escorting a Mule- column from Tuku-La to Dongchi-La, his body was swept away and recovered about 2-miles away. He is said to have appeared in the dreams of his fellow-soldiers and asked them to build the samadhi. Another story says that the soldiers posted in and around Nathu-La and its inhospitable environment are protected by the spirit of Baba (captain) Harbhajan Singh. Whatever be the story/ legend one thing is for sure- the Indian Armed forces should be saluted for the kind of service that they do selflessly, day-in and day-out year after year. And without an iota of complaint about the working conditions – be it the deserts of Rajasthan or the glaciers of the Himalayas. I have visited both the terrains and my respect for the Forces has only increased.

On the occasion of Kargil Divas we should have a song dedicated to the forces and the hard training that they undergo so that they can protect us. For this I am revisiting the 2004 Farhan Akhtar directed Lakshya which starred Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta with Amitabh Bachchan and a host of other actors. This is a song sung by Shankar Mahadevan written by Javed Akhtar and Shankar- Ehsaan-Loy are the music directors. The song is shot mostly on location at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. The song closes with the gentlemen cadets finishing their training and stepping on a mat which says “Antim Pag”.

This year (2018) was a proud year for my best-friend-forever when her elder son joined the ranks of military men, graduating into a gentleman officer from IMA Dehradun, following the footsteps of his Grandfather and Father. Feel proud to be a associated with that family.

Just a coincidence -Guruji has also reached a “Lakshya”

Video

Audio

Song-Haan yahi rasta hai tera toone ab jaana hai (Lakshya)(2004) Singer-Shankar Mahadevan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio)

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai
tujhe abb yeh dikhaana hai
roke tujh ko aandhiyaan
ya zameen aur aasmaan
paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh
har haal mein paana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo

mushqil koi aa jaye toh
parbat koi takraaye toh
taakat koi dikhlaaye toh
toofaan koi mandlaaye toh
mushqil koi aa jaye toh
parbat koi takraaye toh
barse chaahe ambar se aag
lipte chaahe pairon se naag
barse chaahe ambar se aag
lipte chaahe pairon se naag

paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh har hal mein paana hai

himmat se jo koi chale
dharti hiley kadmon taley
kya dooriyaan kya faasle
manzil lage aake galey
himmat se jo koi chaley
dharti hiley kadmon taley
tu chal yoonhi abb subah-o-shaam,
rukna jhukna nahin tera kaam
tu chal yoonhi abb subah-o-shaam,
rukna jhukna nahin tera kaam

paayega jo lakshya hai tera
lakshya toh har haal mein paana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo

haan yahi rasta hai tera
toone abb jaana hai
haan yahi sapna hai tera
toone pehchaana hai
tujhe abb yeh dikhaana hai
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo
oooo


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Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14433

The Golden era of HFM was well and truly over after 1980s, with Disco “music” sounding the death knell of HFM as we knew till then. In these “music”, lyrics were all but dispensed with.

HFM continued to have a few nice songs even during the “disco” era. There were still some artists who refused to compromise with quality and refused to stoop to the new low that was set as the new standards of HFM post 1980.

“Saagar”(1985) was one such movie whose music felt like a breath of fresh air during that era. This movie had come from the stables of a well known and well respected production house, one that had given us “Sholay”(1975).

“Saagar”(1985) was Produced by G P Sippy and directed by Ramesh Sippy. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Saeed Jaffrey, Shafi Inamdaar, Nadira, A K Hangal, Madhur Jaffrey, Satish Kaushik, Goga Kapoor, Kiran Vairale, Lilliput, Shobha Khote, Sudhir Pandey, Sharat Saxena, Mushtaq Merchant, Jairaj etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Saagar”(1985) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Jawed Akhtar, who wrote the script of “Sholay”(1975) alongwith Salim Khan as Salim Jawed, had turned a lyricist by then. “Saagar”(1975) was one of the first (if not the first) movies where he penned lyrics.

R D Burman composed the music.

The song is picturised as a club song where Rishi Kapoor, holding a guitar, is seen lip syncing this song. The song is addressed to his long separated flame (played by Dimple Kapadia). Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia had last actded together in “Bobby”(1973) which was the launch vehcle for Rishi Kapoor as well as Dimple Kapadia. while Rishi Kapoor successfully got launched and established, Dimple Kapadia, in a surprise movie married Rajesh Khanna and vanished from films. It was more than one decade later that she was persuaded to make comeback to movies. She made quite a stunning comback in movie like “Aitbaar”(1985) and “Saagar”(1985).

Music of these movies were quie stunning and played stellar roles in the box office success of these movies.

The song under discussion is one such song. It remains a timeless classic to this day.


Song-Ho chehra hai ya chaand khila hai (Saagar)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

ho chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya
chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya

arre tu kya jaane teri khaatir
kitna hai betaab ye dil
tu kya jaane dekh rahaa hai
kaise kaise khwaab ye dil
dil kehtaa hai tu hai yahaan
to jaataa lamhaa thham jaaye
waqt ka dariyaa behte behte
is manzar mein jam jaaye
toone deewaanaa dil ko banaayaa
is dil par ilzaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya

ho aaj mai tujhase door sahi
aur tu mujhse anjaan sahi
tera saath nahin paaun to
khair tera aramaan sahi

lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalalaa
laalaalaa

ho ye armaan ho
shor nahin ho
khaamoshi ke mele hon
is duniya mein koi nahin ho
ham donon hi akele hon
tere sapne dekh rahaa hoon
aur meraa ab kaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bataa tera naam hai kya
chehra hai yaa chaand khila hai
zulf ghaneri shaam hai kya
saagar jaisi aankhon waali
ye to bata tera naam hai kya


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