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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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Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14431

“Pyaase Nain”(1954) was produced by K P Shahani and directed by S Ram for Tekchand Talkies, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nimmi, Rehman, Gope, Shyama, Vikram Kapoor,mAnwari Begam, Mumtaz, Parvati, Mirza, Baby Feroza, Shamim etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and composed by two music directors.

One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Pyaase Nain”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Wahiq Qureshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S K Pal.

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


Song-Pyaase nainon ki pyaas bujha de (Pyaase Nain)(1954) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshi, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

pyaase nainon ki pyaas bujha de
bichhad gaye hain jo
bichhad gaye jo
unko mila de
unko mila de

apna sahaara koi nahin hai
jag mein hamaara koi nahin hai
jiska kinaara koi nahin hai ae
koi nahin hai
us dariya se paar lagaa de
unko mila de

honthon par hai thhandi aahen
dekh dekh kar thhaki nigaahen
kho gayi sab jeewan ki raahen
aasha ka koi deep jala de
unko mila de
pyaase nainon ki pyaas bujha de
bichhad gaye jo
bichhad gaye jo
unko mila de
unko mila de

din raat yoon jo dukh main paaun
darr hai ke tujhko bhool na jaaun
dukh paa kar bhi main muskaaun
main muskaaun
aisi koi raah bata de
unko mila de
pyaase nainon ki pyaas bujha le
bichhad gaye hain jo
bichhad gaye jo
unko mila de
unko mila de


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 : 3620 Post No. : 14427

16th June is the birthday of the disco dancer who had to struggle a lot in his career initially. But then “sabr’ ka phal meetha hota hai” and his stars changed after the success of B. Subhash’s “Disco Dancer” in 1982.

We are today wishing Gourang Chakraborty a.k.a Mithun Chakravarty on his 68th birthday.

He was a graduate from FTII and was the national award winner for his debut movie “Mrigaya” (1976) which was a Mrinal Sen direction. Then followed a spate of successful and semi-successful movies “Suraksha”, “Wardat”, “Wanted”, “Pyar Jhukta Nahi”, “Prem Vivah” etc. The last 2 named showcased him in characters that were diametrically opposite to what he played in the action-packed “Suraksha”, “Wardat” (a sequel to Suraksha) & “Wanted”. All these movies made him dear to those producers who couldn’t afford big stars like Amitabh Bachchan etc., as most of his successful movies were low-budget films to start off but in raked in the moolah at the Box-Office and that is what matters in the final analysis. The success of “Disco Dancer” went on to endorse his style of acting and dancing and youngsters copy his style to this day. He must have done close to 100 movies in the 90s itself in spite of it being the period when the Khans were on their upward movement. The turn of the millennium saw him in supporting roles that were comic, villainous, benevolent etc.

Rohit Shetty’s “Golmaal 3” had him re-visiting his “Disco Dancer” where he danced the song that made him popular. It was re-recorded and reshot with a few changes- the original was a stage song; this one was in a discotheque. And after the song we have a typical Indian film scene where the heroines’ rich father asks him to forget the girl in exchange for money & the self-respecting (swabhimaani) hero refuses to take the money. All-in-all a hilarious tribute to everything that Bollywood and Indian movies showcase.

Todays’ song from “Disco Dancer” is sung by Vijay Benedict written by Anjaan and music is by Bappi Lahiri. Kamal and Suresh Bhatt were the choreographers for the movie. People say that this song changed Bappida’s fortunes. Also though there are many who will cry that this movie and its songs changed the face of Bollywood music. But I will not get into that debate here. Let us all just say Happy birthday Mithunda. 🙂


Song-I am a disco dancer (Disco Dancer)(1982) singer-Vijay Benedict, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Wow!!
Will you sing with me?
yeaa

Say d
D
Say I
I
Say s
S
C
C
O
O
Disco
Disco
Disco
Disco
yeaa

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
zindagi mera gaana
main isi ka deewaana
toh jhoomo toh naacho
aao mere saath nacho gaao
I am a disco dancer,
hey I am a disco dancer
hey I am a disco dancer

Doston
meri yeh zindagi
geeton ki amaanat hai
Main isi liye paida hua hoon
ye log kehte hain
main tab bhi gaata thha
jab bol paata nahin thha
ye paanv mere toh
tab bhi thhirakte thhe
jab chalna aata nahi tha
naghmon ki masti hai
meri jawaani mein
hai dance mere lahoo ki rawaani mein
ha ha ha ha ha
ooo
yahaan meri haar
oooo
yahaan meri jeet
ooo
yahi mere geet
toh jhoomo
toh naacho
aao mere saath naacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer

d se kya hota hai
darling
aaha
deewana
aaha
disco
aaha
d se hota hai dance
i se hota hai item
s se hota hai singer
c se hota hai chorus
o se orchestra

o beautiful
whats your name?
Nisha
Tumhe maloom hai jawaani kya hoti hai
Mmm nahin maaloomhahahaha

jawaani ek lehar hai,
jawaani ek nasha hai
jawaani jis pe aata hai,
woh hi jaane ye kya hai
do din ki hasti mein
sadiyon ki masti hai
bindaas bawari jawaani,
dil pyase milte hain
aise jawaani mein
jaise mile aag paani
is umr mein kyun na,
manmaani kar jaayen
masti ki raahon mein,
had se guzar jaye
ha ha ha ha ha
o ho ho
jahaan mile pyaar
o ho ho
wahi mere yaar
o ho ho
ho jaaye nisaar
to jhoomo
to naacho
oo mere saath nacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
zindagi mera gaana
lalalala
main isi ka deewaana
lalalalala
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere saath naacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
yea
I am a disco dancer

disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer

disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
hey


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 : 3606 Post No. : 14387

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post was liked by my mother at the time when it was a regular on the radio waves. Specially the lines about aate mein mitti, chaawal mein kankar behisaab hai. I suppose those were the times when people had to rely on groceries from ration-shops (kids of the new millennium will not know what the fuss is all about). I remember people used to stand in queues to buy common things like soaps, oils, and other essentials. Aah! Those were different times and a different way of living.

The song with this post also reminds me of the discussion we had on the blog when the song Sun-Saahiba-Sun-Pyaar-Ki-Dhun/from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ (1986) was posted; about how Raj Kapoor used some of Hasrat Jaipuri’s lyrics in some of the movies he acted in post 1970. The sources that I referred to before writing this post gives credit to both Ravindra Jain and Hasrat Jaipuri for this song. We have knowledgeable followers of the blog who will enlighten us further on this.

A thought crossed my mind as I sat through the video of this song – if we see Rishi Kapoor on-screen these days it feels like we are seeing Raj Kapoor. The thought got confirmed recently after I saw ‘102 Not Out’ (2018) where Rishi plays a 75-year-old adorable, easily-irritable old man. I had to see the movie – how could I not see an Amitabh Bachchan – Rishi Kapoor movie :). Nice movie should be seen at least once.

With this post we remember the original showman of Bollywood – Raj Kapoor- on his 30th death anniversary. I remember reading about his demise in the newspaper on 3rd or 4th June – there were no instant messaging systems then and getting news about happenings in Mumbai, in local newspapers in Tamil Nadu (I had just begun my married life in a small town of TN that day) was generally a day or two late – different times and a different way of living.

Raj Kapoor had been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award that year. I remember seeing the event live on Doordarshan when he was assisted on to the stage. He collapsed at the event and was rushed to AIIMS New Delhi where he passed away almost a month later due to complications arising from his asthma. But his legacy lives in the form of his work as an actor, producer and director. His movies had great music and songs with meaningful lyrics. Whether it was “Sajan Re Jhooth Mat Bolo Khuda Ke Paas Jaana Hai” or “Ik Din Bik Jaayega Maati Ke Mol” – his songs conveyed truths of life. He spoke of the life of the common man in ‘Dil Ka Haal Suney Dilwaala‘  and of eternal love in “Main Na Rahoongi Tum Na Rahoge Phir Bhi Rahengi Nishaaniyan“. His songs had a worldwide appeal; it is said that his “Awaara Hoon” is remembered even today in Russia. What more do I say about this legend, it will be “chota munh aur badi baat”.

Let us get on to the song of the day. It is from the 1975 Naresh Kumar produced and directed ‘Do Jaasoos’. Raj Kapoor along with Rajendra Kumar played detectives out to trace a millionaire’s daughter and, in the process, catch a gang of smugglers led by Prem Chopra. Singer Shailendra Singh made his acting debut in this movie. Hasrat Jaipuri and Ravindra Jain are credited as lyricists and Jain was also the music director. Today’s song is in the voice of Mukesh and Rafi. Raj Kapoor considered Mukesh his singing voiceand Rafi was the chosen voice for Rajendra Kumar on a majority of occasions. The song is a take on the state of the nation at that point of time, but I think it is still relevant.

Remembering Raj Kapoortoday on his 30th anniversary of passing away.

[Ed Note: As per Geet Kosh, Hasrat Jaipuri and Ravindra Jain are jointly credited as lyricist for this song.]

 

Song – Do Jasoos Karen Mehsoos (Do Jaasoos) (1975) Singer – Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri/ Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Mukesh + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics

do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai
kaun hai sacha
kaun hai jhoota
har chehere pe naqaab hai
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai

pyaas lagey to doodh piyo,
doodh mein paani milta hai
mandir mein bhi aaj diya
naqli ghee ka jalta hai
na asli mithaai hai
na asli malaai hai
maava hai sinhgaade ka,
kya zaalim halwaai hai
aate mein mitti chaawal mein kankar behisaab hai
kaun hai sachcha
kaun hai jhootha
har chehre pe naqaab hai
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai

zehar dawaa mein shaamil hai
zehar dawaa se behtar hai
zehar bhi naqli milta hai
marna bhi ab doobhar hai
desh ke sachche dushman hain
yeh jo milaawat karte hain
in ki badaulat kitne log
maut se pehle marte hain
aise logon ko pakadaana
sabse bada sawaab hai
kaun hai sacha,
kaun hai sachcha
kaun hai jhootha
har chehre pe naqaab hai
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
zara socho socho
zara samajho samjho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai

jab dekho hartaalen hain
jaane kiski chaalen hain
samjhaute ka naam nahi
agni mein ghee daale hain
deewaane toofan karen
logon ko hairaan karen
nehru ji ko bhool gaye
baapu ka apmaan karen
nehru ji ko bhool gaye,
baapu ka apmaan karen
apna hi ghar phoonk rahe hain
kaisa inqlaab hai
kaun hai sachcha
kaun hai jhootha
har chehre pe naqaab hai
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
zara socho ho
zara samajho ho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji

do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai
kaun hai sachcha
kaun hai jhootha
har chehre pe naqaab hai
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
zara socho
zara samajho
zara sambhal ke rahiyo ji
do jasoos karen mehsoos,
ke duniya badi kharaab hai
duniya badi kharaab hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है
कौन है सच्चा
कौन है झूठा
हर चेहरे पे नकाब है
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है

प्यास लगे तो दूध पियो
दूध में पानी मिलता है
मंदिर में भी आज दिया
नकली घी का जलता है
ना असली मिठाई है
ना असली मलाई है
मावा है सिंघाड़े का
क्या ज़ालिम हलवाई है
आटे में मिट्टी चावल में कंकर बेहिसाब हैं
कौन है सच्चा
कौन है झूठा
हर चेहरे पे नकाब है
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है

जहर दवा में शामिल है
जहर दवा से बेहतर है
जहर भी नकली मिलता है
मरना भी अब दूभर है
देश के सच्चे दुश्मन हैं
ये जो मिलावट करते हैं
इनकी बदौलत कितने लोग
मौत से पहले मरते हैं
ऐसे लोगों को पकड़ाना
सबसे बड़ा सवाब है
कौन है सच्चा
कौन है झूठा
हर चेहरे पे नकाब है
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है

जब देखो हड़तालें हैं
जाने किसकी चालें हैं
समझौते का नाम नहीं
अग्नि में घी डालें हैं
दीवाने तूफान करें
लोगों को हैरान करें
नेहरू जी को भूल गए
बापू का अपमान करें
नेहरू जी को भूल गए
बापू का अपमान करें
अपना ही घर फूँक रहे हैं
कैसा इन्क़लाब है
कौन है सच्चा
कौन है झूठा
हर चेहरे पे नकाब है
ज़रा सोचो हो
ज़रा समझो हो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी

दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है
कौन है सच्चा
कौन है झूठा
हर चेहरे पे नकाब है
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
ज़रा सोचो
ज़रा समझो
ज़रा संभल के राहियो जी
दो जासूस करें महसूस
के दुनिया बड़ी खराब है
दुनिया बड़ी खराब है

 


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Blog Day : 3600 Post No. : 14368

Today (27 may 2018) is the 3600th day for the blog. I posted a light hearted song on the occasion. Now, here is a proper party song. 🙂

This song is from “Naseeb”(1981). “Naseeb”(1981) was an archtypical Manmohan Desai movie. It had Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Rishi Kapoor, Kim Yashpal,Pran, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor etc in it.

It is amazing to realise that this movie had just six songs in it but they were sung by as many as eleven singers ! Rafi, Lata, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Usha Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Anwar, Shhailendra Singh, Kamlesh Awasthi were the singers who lent their voices in these six songs.

Five songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these five songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

John Jaani Janardan 68 4-Sep-08
Zindagi imtihaan leti hai 2546 18-Jun-10
Chal mere bhai tere haath jodta hoon 10401 24-Oct-14
Rang jama ke jaayenge 11621 1-Dec-15
Pakdo pakdo pakdo jakdo jakdo jakdo 13683 28-Oct-17

Theree is never a dull moment in a Manmohan Desai movie. There are many great HFM songs that are regarded as “better heard than watched”, but no Manmohan Desai song is likely to fall in that category. Manmohan Desai songs are almost always great treats to watch. These songs would tend to be long songs but audiences would still watch them spellbpound.

This song under discussion is no exception. Lilting Laxmikant Pyarelal prelude music begins while a cage descends on the banquet hall of the five star hotel. Hema Malini emerges out of a cage. This is somewhat (or rather delibetarely) reminiscent of Amitabh Bachchan emerging out of an easter egg in “Amar Akbar Anthony”(1977), another Manmohan Desai blockbuster. Amitabh Bachchan is very much present here in this song as well- and this time as a waiter in that five star hotel who tends to double up as a singer as well as is testified in the song John Jaani Janardan from this movie.

Amitabh Bachchan may be waiting on the guests, but he also manages to dance a step or two in between serving the guests. 🙂 He would get to do this some more in “Namak Halal”(1982) a few months later. 🙂

In these parties, one is bound to have a guest showing undue interest on the female singer. Prem Chopra is that errant guest here. Oldtimers may recall that Prem Chopra was lusting after Hema Malini since the days of “Raaja Jaani”(1972) and he even got Hema Malini to sing a song or two for him. For instance, this song Kitna mazaa aa raha hai(Raja Jani)(1972). 🙂

Prem Chopra has a message for Hema Malini (dance ke baad kamre mein milo) and he gets Amitabh Bachchan to act as the instant messenger. Amitabh Bachchan, as is his wont, hands his tray over to Prem Chopra and goes towards Hema Malini to deliver the message. Whether Hema Malini is scandalised by the contents of the message is something we never get to know because the song resumes as if nothing happened.

The song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The video of the song is over five minutes long. Still the video version has one stanza missing in it. The audio version of the song has all stanzas, but then this version has a few lesser lines (less repetition of lines) and the Amitabh Bachchan- Hema Malini dialogue is missing in the audio version.

The song is the title song and so it talks about “Naseeb” viz fate. Naseeb leads to coincidences which we already know even without Manmohan Desai telling us. This song as well as other songs of this movie too have some coincidences associated with them. This song, the sixth and final song from the movie appears on the 3600th day of the blog. The movie had another philosophical song in it, viz Zindagi imtihaan leti hai . And guess what ! That song was covered in the blog eight years ago on a day that happened to be the 700th day of the blog !

That is not all. The fifth and penultimate song from the movie, viz Pakdo pakdo pakdo jakdo jakdo jakdo was covered on the day when the final of Premier Kabaddi League was being played. Now, the sixth and final song from the movie is being covered on the day when the final of IPL is under progress as I type these lines. 🙂

So, without typing any more lines, here is this wonderful philosophical title song from “Naseeb”(1981) on the 3600th day of the blog.

With this song, all the songs of “Naseeb”(1981) are covered in the blog and “Naseeb”(1981) now joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio (all stanzas)


Video (misses one stanza)

Song-Mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin (Naseeb)(1981) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

laa lalalala lalalaala lalalala
laa lalalala lalalaala lalalala

mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
ye hum kya jaanen
ye wohi jaane
jisne likha hai sab ka nasee ee ee ee ee eeb
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin

suniye
aap
aap ne to kahaa thha ke

thheek hi to kahaa thha
five star hotel mein rahta hoon
bhookhon ko khaana khilaata hoon

hmm
aa
ye wo saahab hain na
unhone ye chitthi di hai
aap ko raat ko khaane par bulaaya hai

ek din khwaab mein ae ae
wo mujhe mil gaya aa aa
ek din khwaab mein ae ae
wo mujhe mil gaya aa aa
dekh kar jo mujhe ae ae
phool sa khil gaya
sharma gayi main haaye haaye
ghabra gayi haaye haaye haaye
sharma gayi main haaye haaye
ghabra gayi haaye haaye haaye
sharma gayi main
ghabra gayi main
kehne laga wo aa kar karee ee ee ee ee eeb
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin

baat ye khwaab ki ee ee
sach magar ho gayi ee ee
baat ye khwaab ki ee ee
sach magar ho gayi ee ee
naujawaan main tujhe ae ae
dekh kar ho gayi
aankhen mili hain haaye haaye
dil bhi miley haaye haaye haaye
aankhen mili hain haaye haaye
dil bhi miley haaye haaye haaye
aankhen mili hain
dil bhi miley hain
dekhen miley kab apne nasee ee ee eeb
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

hum kahin phir miley ae ae
ik haseen raat mein aen aen
hum kahin phir miley ae ae
ik haseen raat mein aen aen
baat ye aa gayi ee ee
phir kisi baat mein
ab ke hua ye haaye haaye
maine kaha haan haaye haaye
ab ke hua ye haaye haaye
maine kaha haan haaye haaye
ab ke hua ye haay haay
maine kaha haan haay haay
mujhko bataa de mere habee ee ee ee eeb
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
ye hum kya jaanen
ye wohi jaane
jisne likha hai sab ka nasee ee ee ee
everybody
come on
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin

(lalalalalalala)
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin
mere naseeb mein tu hai ke nahin
tere naseeb mein main hoon ke nahin

yeaah


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Blog Day : 3571 Post No. : 14308

“Bada Kabootar”(1973) was produced and directed by Deven Verma for Navratna Films, Bombay. It was a light hearted movie (routinely categorirised as “social” movie in HFGK) which had Ashok Kumar, Rehana Sultan, Nikhilesh, Deven Verma, Keshto Mukherji, Subroto, Ashoo, Pinchoo Kapoor, Leela Mishra, Paul Sharma, Jal Parvez, Helen etc with lots of “new discoveries” viz Saajan, Kailash Sharma, Sameena, Master Ashwin and Master Ramesh, who quickly reverted back to remain undiscovered.

The movie had five songs in it. Here is the first song from “Bada Kabootar”(1973) in the blog. this song is the title song of the movie which appears gets played in the background while credits roll on the screen. The credits finish off soon enough and so this song has no chance to get played fully in the movie and only the first stanza of the is there in the movie. So one needs to listen to the record version of the song in order to listen to the full song.

Here is this title song of “Bada Kabootar”(1973). It is sung by Bhupinder Singh and chorus. Yogesh is the lyricist of this song whose lyrics are quite un Yogesh like. 🙂

Music is composed by R D Burman.

With this song, “Bada Kabootar”(1973) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Bada kabootar ud jaayegaa (Bada Kabootar)(1973) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

bada kabootar ud jaayega
haath mein anda rah jaayega
phoot jaayega anda ik din
bada kabootar ud jaayega
bada kabootar ud jaayega
haath mein anda rah jaayega
phoot jaayega anda ik din
bada kabootar ud jaayega
bada kabootar
kabootar
bada kabootar
kabootar

koi na samjha koi na jaana
haaye ye gorakh dhandha
pehle jag mein aaya kabootar
ya phir aaya anda
koi na samjha koi na jaana
haaye ye gorakh dhandha
pehle jag mein aaya kabootar
ya phir aaya anda
papapa aa
papapa
papapapa
papapapapa
aur ulajh jaayega
arrey jo isko suljhaayega
bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar ud jaayega
haath mein anda rah jaayega
phoot jaayega anda ik din
bada kabootar ud jaayega
bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar
wa aa wa aa
wa aa wa aa

dekh samay ka shokh(?) kabootar
chalta hai yoon ud ke
jaise tez hawa ka jhonka
dekhe na phir mud ke
oo dekh samay ka shokh(?) kabootar
chalta hai yoon ud ke
jaise tez hawa ka jhonka
dekhe na phir mud ke
papapa aa
papapapa
papapapa
papapapa
sath chala chal iske varna hath nahin kuchh aayega
bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar ud jaayega
haath mein anda rah jaayega
phoot jaayega anda ik din
bada kabootar ud jaayega bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar
kabootar
ho bada kabootar
kabootar


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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

—————————————-
(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)
———————————————
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

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

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

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

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

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


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for TEN years. This blog has over 14500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3600 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14510

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1141
Total Number of movies covered =3961

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