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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4205 Post No. : 15395

Memories that are pure gold – the mention of his name brings to mind a limited set of memories. Ah but these memories are pure gold.

Remembering Vijay Anand today, on his birth anniversary. He would have been 86 today.

Without any doubts, the best and the most remarkable sense of visualization of music. Not just thinking of films with Navketan – ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Kaala Bazaar’ (1960), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ (1970) and more, his films outside of Navketan are also as memorable for their songs. ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) being the most popular and loved film for its songs, and their presentation. Of course, no one counters the wholesome effect of “O Haseena Zulfon Waali”. But then, see “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re”. The superb performances in this song by both Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh are the handiwork of a most capable director, who knows how to bring out the maximum impact of everything that goes into presenting a song – the ambience, the words, the music, the facial expressions, the body language, crafting the merger of actions with music, the give and take between the two protagonists – everything brought together to convey this latent feeling in the heart, bringing it to the lips, and then expressing it with an un-tethered exuberance on the part of the lady, and a coy displeasure (to start with) on part of the gentleman. The end result – as Atul ji has often pointed out – after three stanzas, all is well and the lovers are seen walking hand in hand.

Take ‘Black Mail’ (1973) and the wonderfully soft rendition of a surreal presence of the loved one – felt through the written word, the voice of lover echoing through the letters, and the presence is so real that the lady wakes up with a start having felt the reality of a kiss on her forehead. Yes, the song is “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Tum Rehti Ho”. I am never tired of replaying this song, the video I mean. Just the song itself is great, but its presentation on screen has enhanced its beauty and impact many folds.

Vijay Anand has also appeared in a handful of films. In some of the films that he directed himself, and he is not in the list of actors, one can catch a glimpse of him in very brief cameo appearances. However, he has appeared in bigger roles, and also as a hero. The first film in which he made his debut in a meaty role is ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ from 1955, a comedy film in which the lead pair was Balraj Sahni and Sheela Ramani.

His next major appearance is as the hero of the 1957 film ‘Agra Road’, a cops and robbers type of story. Next we see him on screen along with his two elder brothers, Chetan and Dev, in the 1960 film ‘Kala Bazaar’ which he also directed. In this film he plays the role of the ex-boyfriend of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone for higher studies to France, and returns with his amorous loyalties shifted elsewhere.

After a gap of four years, he is seen once again in a supporting role in ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), a film that had a large ensemble of main line stars. The next gap is much longer – 7 years. And he makes his screen appearance once again in the 1971 film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, a film that he has directed himself. His role in this film as Dr. Jagannath Kothari, a famous gynecologist (in film), is very impressive and effective.

The next film is ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973. Dev and himself, are police agents who go undercover to capture a gang of smugglers. Once again, this film is directed by him. His role, masquerading as a shady, brash, small time, two-timing con man brings out the comedian in him – in my opinion one of his best screen appearances. This film is an Indianized version of the famous novel by Alistair MacLean – ‘Fear Is The Key’.

Parallel to ‘Chhupa Rustam’ in 1973, he also appeared in the film ‘Double Cross’. In this, he appears in a double role as the hero and his twin brother who is on the wrong side of the law. He was not yet 40, but he looked quite overage for this twin brothers roles. He appears to be trying very hard to be the role, but was not convincing. The con-man role in ‘Chhupa Rustam’ was a great act, but in ‘Double Cross’ he did not quiet click. It is interesting to note that in the role of the brother on the right side of the law, Vijay is a professional photographer. That rang a bell in my mind and I checked. Very much so, the film ‘Heera Panna’ in which Dev Anand plays the role of a professional photographer also, was released in 1973 itself. As one compares the two performances, they are quite similar in mannerism, attire and body language. Now who was copying from whom? 🙂

In 1973 came another good film, produced and directed by his elder brother Chetan – ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’. He played the role of a fighter pilot, coming from a family of soldiers and pilots. There is a brief but a great monologue by him in this film – “Saathiyo, Dosto, Hum Hi To Aaj Ke Arjun Hain. . .”. (It can be viewed at 39:40 on the timeline at the link for the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam‘.) He presents this monologue, takes to the skies and then does not return. A short role, albeit an impressive one.

A year later he produced the film ‘Chor Chor’ (1974), but did not direct it himself. It is a suspense thriller that did not make it good on the box office, however, it was praised by the critics and reviewers. The film had no songs, and its star cast was very interesting. Vijay had assembled many actors of yesteryears for this film – Trilok Kapoor, Jairaj, and Ranjan. The female lead opposite to Vijay himself is Leena Chandawarkar. I have not seen this film, but it seems interesting enough to merit a view.

In 1974, he appeared in another film, in a very impressive performance once again. The film ‘Kora Kaagaz’, and he is cast with Jaya Bhaduri as the leading pair. The film is about an idealistic romance that transforms into matrimony. And the matrimony cannot withstand the reality of social relations and issues of personal choices – it breaks apart. Alas, there is a happy ending as the estranged spouses meet and make up in railway waiting room. Another very impressive performance.

Then, after a gap of another 4 years, Vijay appeared in another very good role – that of a rich landlord, very well performed. The film is ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’. A gem of a film by Raj Khosla, Vijay is pitted against two seasoned performers – Nutan as his first and legally wedded wife and Asha Parekh as his second companion in life, whom he brings home much to the dislike of the first lady of the house.

In 1981, came the film ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’ – a tale of haunting and intrigues. Once again, Vijay finds himself out of his depth. Is that a reflection of being a very good director and then come to act under the direction of another director who may not be as well capable. Don’t know whether we should draw this comparison. But then this film is not in my list of impressive performances by Vijay.

In 1984, Chetan Anand produced and directed ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in which Vijay and Shabana Azmi played the lead pair. Then in 2001, he produced and directed ‘Jaana Na Dil Se Door’ in which he and brother Dev played senior roles in a film with an impressive star cast that includes Kamini Kaushal, Mohnish Behl, Moushumi Chatterji, Indrani Bannerjee, Dinesh Hingoo and Vikram Gokhale.

Vijay also appeared in a mini series on TV in 1994, titled ‘Tehkikaat’, in the role of Sam D’Silva, an investigator.

Readers would remember that Alfred Hitchcock always made it point to appear in his own films in a fleeting cameo appearance. That was his signature mark in his films, and the audiences would eagerly await to catch his appearance as they viewed his films for the first time. Vijay Anand has also a similar reputation, albeit we are not sure we have tracked down his cameos in all the films that he directed. A brief list of what I have been able to compile.

He appears in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) as a young out-of-work writer, who meets Funtoosh (Dev Anand) after he is released from the mental hospital. Funtoosh gifts him a pen to write.

Then in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) he appears in the stairwell of Qutab Minar, wearing spectacles, walking down the stairs with two other persons, as Dev and Nutan are busy with their amorous inclinations singing “Dil Ka Bhanwar Karey Pukaar”.

In ‘Guide’ (1965), we hear his voice, as an unknown stranger is asking about Raju guide on the railway platform. Just a very brief dialogue.

In ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), we hear his voice on the phone, in a brief conversation with Helen.

In ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) he appears very briefly in the role of a spy, a fleeting cameo.

Again in 1970 ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, we hear his voice very briefly as an officer of Nepal Police greets Iftekhar at the Kathmandu airport, welcoming him to Nepal.

Here is a very interesting on screen appearance trivia. Hollywood producer and director, Mike Judge of the ‘Beavis And Butthead’ fame, was a great fan of Vijay Anand. In fact, in his animated film ‘Beavis And Butthead Do America’, there is a song being played in a casino in Las Vegas. On stage, among the musicians, there is a guitar player accompanying the singer. Mike Judge had based this character on Vijay Anand. The song in that film is ‘Love Roller Coaster’, available on YouTube; just click on the link.

A brief list of shelved films of Vijay Anand.

After ‘Rajput’ (1982) and before ‘Main Tere Liye’ (1988), Vijay Anand launched ‘Dekha Jaayega’ with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Anil backed out at last moment. After a brief gap, the film was planned again with Saif Ali in place of Anil, but was later shelved.

In 1988, he planned the film ‘Dosti Ka Taqaaza’ starring Mithun and Govinda. It was later shelved.

He appeared in the film ‘Insha Allaah’ as the hero opposite to Zarina Wahab. The film was later shelved.

He directed ‘Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal’ (1992) with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Karishma Kapoor. This film was also shelved.

In 1997 he starred in and directed the NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) film ‘Nyaymurty Krishnamurty’. This film also did not see the light of the day.

In the 1990s, he also started working on another film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, which could not be completed, probably did not go beyond the planning stage.

OK, so today’s song. It is contributed by Avinash ji. The film is ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’. The story is of a family conspiracy with shades of reminders from the film ‘Mera Saaya’. The protagonist falls in love, the lady dies in confusing circumstances, then she returns as a ghost to haunt the man. The plot finally nails down another family member, who is attempting to get rid of the protagonist, for the sake of inheritance. There are maybe some more films that are based on this scenario.

The music is by RD Burman, the words are from the pen of Vijay Anand himself and Kishore Kumar is the playback voice.

A heartfelt salute to this celluloid artist who donned many a hat in his career, and had left behind a memorable legacy.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Ghungroo Ki Awaaz  (Ghungroo Ki Awaaz) (1981) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Vijay Anand, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
hmm hmm hmm
sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
jalaa daaley
jalaa daaley
pankh naseebon ne
reh gayee hasrat e parwaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
adhura hai
adhura hain
geet jeewan ka
aur toota toota saaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo
ki aawaaz

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
हं हं हं
सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
जला डाले
जला डाले
पंख नसीबों ने
रह गयी हसरत ए परवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
अधूरा हैं
अधुरा हैं
गीत जीवन का
और टूटा टूटा साज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू ..
कि आवाज़


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.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 : 4204 Post No. : 15392

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 4
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Ten years back on this day the following movies were represented on the blog;
(in ascending order of the posts on that day)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kyun jhuki jhuki hain palkein Chhaila Babu-1967 All songs covered on the blog (4/4)
Pilaa de magar shart ye hogi saaqi Sab Ka Ustaad-1967 04 of 07 songs posted
Pardes jaake pardesiya bhool naa jaana piyaa Arpan-1983 02 of 05 songs posted

Today I am presenting a beautiful song from the movie ‘Arpan-1983’. The song is sung by Anwar and as I have mentioned in my post on Anwar I like this song very much.

‘Arpan-1983’ was one of the best musical scores of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. I like all songs of this movie and I remember it were very popular then. Though the top three songs in that year’s (1983) annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ were from ‘Souten-1983’ – 01 song and ‘Nikaah-1983’-02 songs respectively at no.1,2 & 3.

However, some of the best music for that year came from Laxmikant-Pyarelal, while Bappi Lahiri and R.D. Burman also gave some of their best musical scores in the same year.

They composed music for as many as twelve movies released in 1983 and the songs from ‘Hero-1983’ released at the end of 1983 ruled the charts in next year i.e. in 1984 and its song ‘tu mera jaanu hai’ ranked at no.1 of the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1984.

SNo Movie Passed by Censor Board on
01 Andhaa Qaanoon 04.04.1983
02 Arpan 07.02.1983
03 Avtaar 27.01.1983
04 Beqaraar 01.08.1983
05 Coolie 14.11.1983
06 Hero 05.12.1983
07 Mujhe Insaaf Chaahiye 13.09.1983
08 Paakhandi 08.09.1983
09 Prem Tapasya 15.01.1983
10 Who Saat Din 23.06.1983
11 Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan 28.01.1983
12 Zaraa Si Zindagi 03.01.1983

‘Arpan -1983’ was directed by J. Om Prakash for his home production ‘Filmyug Pvt. Ltd.’ He was also the producer of this movie.

Jagdish Kumar and Vijay Kumar Soorma were Executive Producers of this movie.
Harish Khatri was the Chief Assistant Director, and Surinder Shorey and Jawahar Bhandari were its Associate Directors.

It had Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Parveen Babi, Raj Babbar. Also featuring in it were Preeti Sapru, Shashi Puri, Sujit Kumar, Sulochana Latkar, Dina Pathak supported by Sudhir Dalvi, Ranveer Raj, Tom Alter, Vikas Anand, Sunder Taneja, Harjeet, Feroz, Vishwanath Shetty, Shafiq Pathan, R.R. Somaiya.

Story of this movie was written by J. Om Prakash.

The screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Ramesh Pant. Editing was done by Nand Kumar and Prakash Dave was his associate.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

The movie had total five songs in it for which the voices used were of Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Suresh Wadkar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.02.1983.

Today’s song is sung by Anwar and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. Music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal as mentioned above.

Two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier (and even if we consider the second song posted from this movie which was on 28.01.2010, this movie is completing ‘ten years’ run on the blog and still to be ‘Yippeeee’ed 😊

Song Posted on
pardes-jaake-pardesiya-bhool-naa-jaanaa-piyaa 21.01.2010
likhne-waale-ne-likh-daale 28.01.2010

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to appear on the blog.

While Jeetendra is lip-syncing in Anwar’s voice, Parveen Babi, Reena Roy, Raj Babbar and others are also present in the picturization of this song.

1982-83 was my ‘10th standard – educational year’ so I was not supposed to watch many movies in that year. But I remember after appearing the Board exams and exams of my younger brothers we get to watch many movies thereafter. In between, cricket was going on as usual and there was ‘World Cup 1983 win’ too 😊

But this movie ‘Arpan-1983’ still remains to be watched for me and as such I cannot say much about it, though I loved its songs very much. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai (Arpan)(1983) Singer-Anwar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai ae
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kisi se khelna phir chhod dena aa
kisi se khelna phir chhod dena aa aa
khilaunon ki tarah dil tod dena
haseenon o o o o
haseenon ki ye aadat
ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaayee ee ee
kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaayee
magar ab aajkal ye behayaayee
shareefon ki sharaafat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kisi mandir ki moorat thhi kabhi ye
kisi mandir ki moorat thhi kabhi ye ae ae
badi hi khubsoorat thhi kabhi ye
magar kya aa aa aa
magar kya iski soorat ban gayi hai ae ae
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi …

 

(Tijaarat – trade, commerce)
(Behayaayi- shamelessness, immodesty)
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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है ए ए

मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है ए
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

किसी से खेलना फिर छोड़ देना आ
किसी से खेलना फिर छोड़ देना आ आ
खिलौनों की तरह दिल तोड़ देना
हसीनों ओ ओ ओ ओ
हसीनों की ये आदत
बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

कभी था नाम इसका
बेवफाई ई ई
कभी था नाम इसका
बेवफाई
मगर अब आजकल ये बेहयाई
शरीफों की शराफत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

किसी मंदिर की मूरत थी कभी ये
किसी मंदिर की मूरत थी कभी ये ए ए
बड़ी ही ख़ूबसूरत थी कभी ये
मगर क्या आ आ आ
मगर क्या इसकी सूरत बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी …


This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 : 3648 Post No. : 14486

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 4
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Atulites are on a joyous milestone moment, this July 2018, with ASAD completing an admirable journey through 10 years. Thanks to Atul Ji for initiating the journey and being the rock solid foundation and also thanks to contributing writers and innumerable die hard followers.

In every such moment, one looks back with nostalgia, counting occasions that brought joy of revisiting nearly forgotten songs, or joy of finding wonderful gems never heard before, or joy of knowing more about the talented personalities in the field of Hindi cinema and its music. I am no exception. l will be failing if I don’t participate in the celebrations.

I wondered what song I can present to mark the occasion. After sifting through still uncovered songs (a daunting task), I stumbled on this song narrating a nostalgic journey of Sri Krishna to Gokul where he spent his joyous growing years. The journey is a mix of joy and some sadness. What better way to celebrate than presenting a ‘divine’ song from an excellent artiste singing for an award winning movie starring an award winning actress.

The song presented is sung by Shrimati Shubha Mudgal, who makes her first appearance on our blog today. A brief introduction to her

Shubha Mudgal started performing as a Hindustani classical singer in the 1980’s. Hailing from Allahabad, she moved to Delhi for academic studies but continued her interest and training in Indian Classical music. In the 1990s, she started experimenting with other forms of music, including pop and fusion varieties.  Khayal and Thumri are her favourites.

She has won many awards which include National Film award for music direction for non feature film ‘Amrit Beej’, Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music, at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival, and Padmashri title in 2000.

The song of this post is from the movie ‘Raincoat’ (2004). I would consider ‘Raincoat’ fit be included in the list of best of Indian Cinema. The film won the National film award for best Hindi feature film and was nominated for the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the Karlovy Vary International film festival. The leading lady Aishwarya Rai also won the Zee Cine Award for Critics’ Choice as Best Actress and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award.  ‘Raincoat’ can easily be Aishwarya Rai’s best performance, that too in a unglamorous role

The story line of the film is as follows,

The film tells the story of two lovers (played by Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai), once engaged but separated by destiny before tying the knot. Ajay later faces financial difficulties. Ajay travels to Kolkata to meet his friends seeking help, and also calls on Aishwarya, during a rainy evening. Aishwarta  is also leading a pathetic life. In this meeting, both of them initially pretend to lead a happy and prosperous life. However, as the encounter progresses and by the time the film comes to a close, each one secretly finds out the truth of the unenviable and miserable lives both of them were leading, post separation.

Ajay before departing leaves whatever he borrowed from friends to meet his own financial difficulties,  under Aishwarya’s bed with a letter.

Later, when he reaches home, in the pocket of his raincoat, he finds a pair of gold bangles and a piece of jewellery that belonged to Aishwarya, along with a letter. She had actually read a letter, written to a friend, that was inside his rain coat revealing his woes.

The film is an adaptation of the famous short story by O’Henry, titled ’The Gift of the Magi’. It is directed by Late Rituparno Ghosh. The lyrics of this song are also credited to him, though I feel it could be from an already existing source. The music is credited to Debajyoti Mishra.

I interpret, this is an allegorical poem, comparing Ajay’s journey to meet his former beloved, with the story of Krishna, now the King of Mathura, returning to Gokul, to meet Radha. But there is a contrast – Ajay’s journey is all melancholic.

This mellifluous ‘divine’ song is raised a notch above when the chorus joins. Recalling the plot, every time I hear this song my eyes go moist.

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Mathura Nagarapati Kaahe Tum Gokul Jao (Raincoat) (2004) Singer – Shubha Mudgal, Lyrics – Rituparno Ghosh, MD – Debjyoti Mishra
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio version)

subah subah
suba..a..ah subah

subah subah ka khayal aaj
subah subah ka khayal aaj
vapas gokul chal mathura raj
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul ja..aa..ao
manohar vesh chhod nandraj
sar se utaar ke sundar taj
raj dand chhod bhoomi par waaj
phir kaahe bansuri bajaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao

kaun sa anokha geet gaahe pik kool
raj paat jaise aaj bhaye dhool
kaun sa anokha geet gaahe pik kool
birahan laagi phir hriday akool
raaj kaaj mann na lagaao
raaj kaaj mann na lagaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
jaao. . .

pur naari saari vyaakul nayan
kusum sajja laage kantak shayan
pur naari asari vyaakul nayan
raat bhar madhav jaagat bechain
kaahe aadhi rat sarathi bulaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao

dheere dheere pahunchat jamuna ke teer
sunsaan panghat mridul sameer
dheere dheere pahunchat jamuna ke teer
khan khan madhav birah madeer
usey kaahe bhool na paao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao

tumhri piriya ab poori gharwaali
dudh navan ghivu din bhar khaali
tumhri radha ab poori gharwali
dudh navan ghivu din bhar khaali
birah ke aansoo kab ke
ho..oo kab ke ponchh daali
phir kaahe dard jagao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao
mathura nagarapati kaahe tum gokul jaao

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुबह सुबह
सुब॰॰ह सुबह

सुबह सुबह का ख्याल आज
सुबह सुबह का ख्याल आज
वापस गोकुल चल मथुरा राज
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जा॰॰आ॰॰ओ
मनोहर वेश छोड़ नंदरज
सर से उतार के सुंदर ताज
राज दंड छोड़ भूमि पर वाज
फिर काहे बांसुरी बजाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ

कौन सा अनोखा गीत गाये पिक कूल
राज पाट जैसे आज भए धूल
कौन सा अनोखा गीत गाये पिक कूल
बिरहन लागि फिर हृदय अकूल
राज काज मन ना लगाओ
राज काज मन ना लगाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
जाओ॰॰॰

पुर नारी सारी व्याकुल नयन
कुसुम सज्जा लागे कंटक शयन
पुर नारी सारी व्याकुल नयन
रात भर माधव जागत बेचैन
काहे आधी रात सारथी बुलाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ

धीरे धीरे पहुंचत जमुना के तीर
सुनसान पनघट मृदुल समीर
धीरे धीरे पहुंचत जमुना के तीर
खन खन माधव बिरह मदीर
उसे काहे भूल ना पाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ

तुमरी पिरिया अब पूरी घरवाली
दूध नवन घीवू दिन भर खाली
तुमरी राधा अब पूरी घरवाली
दूध नवन घीवू दिन भर खाली
बिरह के आँसू कब के
हो॰॰ओ कब के पोंछ डाली
फिर काहे दर्द जगाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ
मथुरा नगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाओ


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.

Today (10 may 2017) is the third anniversary of passing away of character actor Sudhir (10 May, 2014).

Now the last I had seen him in a movie was in ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ in 2007 in a blink and miss role. Then we had also seen him in movies like ‘Dulhe Raja’ (1998) in a slightly less brief role with some comic timing thrown in. Prior to this I can remember him in Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Baadshah’ (1999) where also he had some comedy in the situation of his character. In the interim he was also seen in a few television serials. But of course if someone asked me who Sudhir was I can say that he was the smart guy (smarter than Dev Anand if I am allowed to say) in ‘Gambler’ (1971) who sits besides the heroine, Zahida, in the song “Dil Aaj Shaayar Hai Gham Aaj Naghma Hai“. But I had no material at hand to write about Sudhir. For example, I didn’t know where he was from etc. He played characters that were always behind the scenes in many of his movies like ‘Shareef Badmash’ (1973) etc. I checked online and found that his real name was Bhagwandas Mulchand Luthria. I also learnt that he is uncle to Milan Luthria who has made a few movies in recent times. Then on further googling I also saw that he had produced a movie or two (according to IMDB.com). It seems he was also an assistant director.  But nothing more that would stand out so I am leaving it to our experts in Atuldom to fill about this character artiste.

[Ed Note: Please see the post for the song “Na Maano To Koi Shikaayat Nahin” from film ‘Ustad 420’ (1969), as well as the comments therein. The comments plus the post provide a fairly detailed bio sketch of the character actor Sudhir.]
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Genius of Jaidev – 59
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The 1986 film, ‘Trikon Ka Chotha Kon’, was produced and directed by Madhusudan. The main actors in the film were Vijayendra Ghatge, Swaroop Sampat and Priyadarshani, who formed the triangle of the story. The film had 3 songs, one each written by Mahadevi Varma, Shahryar and Maya Govind, and were set to music by Jaidev.  One of the songs, “Dil Dhadakne Ki Aawaaz Ki Khaamoshi“, a duet by Bhupinder and Peenaz Masani and penned by Shaharyar, and another solo “Kiya Piya Pe Kya Jaadoo“, by Chhaya Ganguli penned by Maya Govind are already showcased on this musical blog.
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The Voice of Mukesh #71
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This voice has such an alluring appeal. No matter what the song may be, Mukesh ji’s voice has the quality to enliven the song with the depth of his soulful emotion. The words come alive with his rendition. Listen to any of his songs, whether they have been popularized on account of association with successful films and actors, or they belong to obscure, unheard and unsuccessful films. His songs from many such films have remained obscure and unheard. For songs of Mukesh, the unexplored era is primarily in the 1970s.  There still are many songs sung by him, that have to find their place on this blog. Many of them are unfamiliar and obscure, and some are familiar but unheard for long.
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Sureeli Suman – 15
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The original HMV of EMI group was renamed RPG, when purchased by the Goenka Group. Later on in 2000, this major music producing company was aptly named as ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’. During earlier years, it used to sponsor great artists to produce many non-film music albums. Later on, under the false pretext of changing music trends, but mainly due to commercial angles, such publications along with classical music albums ware slowly reduced to very near zero.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

From the email that Khyati Behn sent me with the lyrics of this song, I reproduce the epithet she has used – “One more song to add to Lataji’s THE BEST MELODIES EVER COLLECTION.”  I heard this song, and I do agree with her.  A song par excellence, that has long been relegated to anonymity for various reasons and circumstances.
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“Alif Laila” (1953) was a movie starring Asha Mathur, Vijay Kumar and Nimmi. The movie apparently had the love triangle story. Of course, my guess is purely based on the songs of this movie. How did I deduce that ? well, in the earlier songs, I saw Asha Mathur and Vijay Kumar singing love songs for each other. On the other hand, the song that is the subject of discussion here has Nimmi singing a sentimental song where she expresses her love for Vijay Kumar and states that it was not possible for her to forget him.
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“Sunahri Naagin” (1963) was clearly inspired from “Naagin” (1963) except that “Sunahri Naagin” (1963) was a B grade movie and did not enjoy even a fraction of the success of “Naagin” (1954).
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