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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Songs of 1963’ Category


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Blog Day : 3559 Post No. : 14274

“Holiday in Bombay”(1963) was directed by P L Santoshi for Yugchhaaya, Bombay. This movie, described as a “social” movie, was an entertaing comedy movie in fact. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Vijaya Chaudhary, Rajendranath, Naseem Bano, Dhumal, P Kailash, Ulhaas, Randheer, Sulochana Chatterji, Rajan Haksar, Jeewankala, Ram Kumar, Renu Makkad, Heera Sawant, Kundan, B B Bhalla, D Dilip, Nazeer Kashmiri, Hublikar, Laxmi Chhaaya etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs already covered in the blog :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Pihu pihu papeehe na bol 5339 24-Jan-12
Aaj ye aanchal munh kyun chhupaaye 5366 30-Jan-12
Chhalia chhaila pakad ke haath 5482 19-Feb-12
Laanat hai aisi muhabbat pe pyaare 5978 19-May-12
Ye haseen Bambai 10878 16-Feb-15
Ae chanda tu dena gawaahi 14060 15-Feb-18
Ratnaare matwaare raswaare kajraare nainwaa tihaare 14270 15-Apr-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Holiday in Bombay”(1963) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. The uploader describes it as a rare song, but I remember having listened to this song is the past. It is an archtypical “Chaayaageet” song which is an ideal song to listen to during night time, with most people already asleep. Though it must be said that people now a days do not sleep even at “Chaayaageet” time. 🙂

With this song, “Holiday in Bombay”(1963) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Pyaar ki chaandni dil ki dushman bani (Holiday in Bombay)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani ee
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani

chanchal uchhalti lahren
khoya khoya ye samaa aa
chanchal uchhalti lahren
khoya khoya ye samaa aan
sapne sajaati ghadiyaan
mausam ki shokhiyaan
sajna re tere bina
har rang hai dhuaan aan
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani

doley basanti hawa
jhonke hain pyaar ke ae ae
doley basanti hawa
jhonke hain pyaar ke ae ae
baaghon mein gaaye bulbul
naghme bahaar ke
toote hain taar mere
dil e beqaraar ke ae
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani

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Blog Day : 3558 Post No. : 14270

“Holiday in Bombay”(1963) was directed by P L Santoshi for Yugchhaaya, Bombay. This movie, described as a “social” movie, was an entertaing comedy movie in fact. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Vijaya Chaudhary, Rajendranath, Naseem Bano, Dhumal, P Kailash, Ulhaas, Randheer, Sulochana Chatterji, Rajan Haksar, Jeewankala, Ram Kumar, Renu Makkad, Heera Sawant, Kundan, B B Bhalla, D Dilip, Nazeer Kashmiri, Hublikar, Laxmi Chhaaya etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Holiday in Bombay”(1963) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the identity of the singers as well as the lyricist.

Listening to the song, it is clear that the song is sung by Rafi, Balbir and chorus. Video of the song is available which shows that this song is lip synced by Shashi Kapoor and Rajendranath in a get together situation. This song is supposedly a Lord Krishn bhajan but it is actually an “expression of love” song sung by our hero and his side kick for their respective love interests.

The uploader has mentioned Anjaan as the lyricist and I have gone with that.

Music is composed by N Datta.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the various actors who are visible in the picturisation of the song.


Song-Ratnaare matwaare raswaare kajraare nainwaa tihaare(Holiday in Bombay)(1963) Singers-Rafi, Balbir, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-N Datta
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ratnaare matwaare
raswaare kajraare
nainwa tihaare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare
ehe ratnaare matwaare
raswaare kajraare nainwa tihaare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare

jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare

jab tu nikle apne ghar se
jab tu nikle apne ghar se
man mora dekhan ko tarse ae
man mora dekhan ko tarse
bacha najariya saare nagar se mud mud mohe nihaare
aha
ratnaare matwaare
rasware
kajraare
nainwa tihaare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare

manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari
manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari

bansuri tihaari
bansuri tihaari

manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari
manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari
bansuri tihaari
bansuri tihaari

manhaari tanhaari raswaari ati pyaari bansuri tihaari
jaadu mohpe daare
kaanha jaadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare
kaanha jadu mohpe daare

oy ratnaare matwaare
raswaare kajraare
nainwa tihaare jaadu mohpe daare
gor jaadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare

anjaane mein aa bas gayi tu
anjaane mein aa bas gayi tu
roop se tan man ko kas gayi tu
roop se tan man ko kas gayi tu
naagan ban dil ko das gayi tu
ab tu hi zahar utaare

haay haay
ratnaare matwaare
raswaare kajraare nainwa tihaare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare
gori jaadu mohpe daare
ratnaare matwaare
raswaare kajraare
manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari

manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari

bansuri tihaari
bansuri tihaari
manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari

manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari
bansuri tihaari
bansuri tihaari

manhaari tanhaari
raswaari ati pyaari
bansuri tihaari

jaadu mohpe daare
kaanha jaadu mohpe daare
jaadu mohpe daare kaanha
jaadu mohpe daare


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Blog Day : 3511 Post No. : 14106

“Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) was directed by K Parwez for Young Technicians Unit-Baria Films, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Johny Walker, Sheila Kashmiri, Poornima, Shammi, Anwar Hussain, Amar, Altaf, Dilip Dutt, Brahm, Jeewan Kala, Madhumati, Kallan, Babu Raje etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered earlier in the blog.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Tunak tun tun bole jiyaa 3612 6-Mar-11
Hamko tumse pyaar hai 5161 20-Dec-11
Thhumak thhumak mat chalo kisi ka dil tadpega 11035 8-Apr-15
Aji soorat ho to aisi ho (Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye) 13673 24-Oct-17
Meri jaan meri jaan main jaantaa hoon 14088 22-Feb-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Lata. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. The song is picturised as a “jhoola ” song cum expression of love song on Mehmood and Shakila.

With this song, “Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Tera teer pe teer chalaana (Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye)(1963) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

tera teer pe teer chalaana
mera ghaayal sa ho jaana
tera teer pe teer chalaana
mera ghaayal sa ho jaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera sharmaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera sharmaana
dil se dil ka takra jaana
aankhon aankhon ka lad jaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera tadpaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera tadpaana

ik din toone mere seene pe sharmaa ke rakha sar apna
ik din toone mere seene pe sharmaa ke rakha sar apna
banke mehmaan mere ghar aaye
mere dil mein bana liya ghar apna

dil ka dil mein rahe thhikaana
jalta hai to jale zamaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera sharmaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera tadpaana

wo pahle pahal tera aa jaana
chhup chhup ke haseen raaton mein
wo pahle pahal tera aa jaana
chhup chhup ke haseen raaton mein

milte thhe kabhi hum chhup chhup ke
saawan ki jawaan barsaaton mein
aise mein dil ka ghabraana
koi dekh na le begaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera tadpaana

hoy kaise bhoolega dil wo tera sharmaana
tera teer pe teer chalaana
mera ghaayal sa ho jaana
kaisa bhoolega dil wo tera sharmaana
kaise bhoolega dil wo tera tadpaana


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Blog Day : 3506 Post No. : 14088

“Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) was directed by K Parwez for Young Technicians Unit-Baria Films, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Johny Walker, Sheila Kashmiri, Poornima, Shammi, Anwar Hussain, Amar, Altaf, Dilip Dutt, Brahm, Jeewan Kala, Madhumati, Kallan, Babu Raje etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Only the audio of this song seems to be is available. I watched the full movie available online but I was unable to locate the song in that. So it could mean that either this song was excluded from the movie, or the song has been removed from the print available online. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. As of now, I assume that this song was excluded from the movie.


Song-Meri jaan meri jaan main jaanta hoon(Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

meri jaan meri jaan
main jaanta hoon
tu hai khafa
pahchaanta hoon
par kya karoon
haaye kya karoon
ye dil tera deeweana hai
meri jaan meri jaan
meri jaan meri jaan
main jaanta hoon
tu hai khafa
pahchaanta hoon
par kya karoon
haaye kya karoon
ye dil tera deewaana hai
meri jaan meri jaan

naina jhuke jhuke hain
jaadu ruke ruke hain
inko chalne bhi de
shama diwaana banke
apna parwaana banke
tu humko jalne bhi de
meri jaan meri jaan
main jaanta hoon
tu hai khafa
pahchaanta hoon
par kya karoon
haaye kya karoon
ye dil tera deewaana hai
meri jaan meri jaan

kaajal laga ke loota
paagal bana ke loota
toone dhaaya sitam
us’se khafa hai humse
saara gila hai humse
ye kya ada hai sanam
meri jaan meri jaan
main jaanta hoon
tu hai khafa
pahchaanta hoon
par kya karoon
haaye kya karoon
ye dil tera deewaana hai
meri jaan meri jaan

kal ek najoomi dekha
usne dekhi ye rekha
so wo kahne laga
dil hai tera bekaabu
tere to dil me babu
koi hai rahne laga
meri jaan meri jaan
main jaanta hoon
tu hai khafa
pahchaanta hoon
par kya karoon
haaye kya karoon
ye dil tera deeweana hai
meri jaan meri jaan


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Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14079

“Cobra Girl”(1963) was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Rekha Chitra, Bombay. This movie had Raagini, Mahipal, Tiwari, Maruti, Ulhas. Surekha, Rajan Haksar, Gopal Sahgal, Mridula, Manorama, Nazeer Kashmiri, Abhimanyu Sharma, Madhumati, Sarika Rani, Nayna etc in it.

This Kaalpnik (fantasy) movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Cobra Girl”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

The song is picturised as a dancing under duress song on Raagini in the court of evil King played by Tiwari, while the hero Mahipal is duly tied up along with his sidekicks.:) So here is a forerunner of the “Sholay” (1975) song Aa jab tak hai jaan main naachoongi. 🙂


Song-Hamen sahaara ek tihaara (Cobra Girl)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

hamen sahaara ek tihaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
tu hi bata kahaan jaayen
chaaron oar andhiyaara
tu chaahe to ho jaaye pal mein ujiyaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
teri hi aankhon ke aage ye anyaay
bol zara tu kaise tujhse dekha jaaye
teri hi aankhon ke aage ye anyaay
bol zara tu kaise tujhse dekha jaaye
ye to bata toone bhi kya aaj hamen hai bisaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
hamen sahara ek tihaara

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
tere dwaare aake koi jaaye na khaali
daata main bhi aayi banke ek sawaali
tere dwaare aake koi jaaye na khaali
daata main bhi aayi banke ek sawaali
tere siwa kis se kahen tu hi jaane haal hamaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
tu hi bata kahaan jaayen chaaro our andhiyaara
tu chaahe to ho jaaye pal mein ujiyaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara
hamen sahaara ek tihaara

ho chhuki hai hadd sitam ki ab saha na jaayega
chup rahe hain hum bahut par ab raha na jaayega
banke bijai phhoonk de tu zulm ke sansaar ko
banke toofaan tod de tu paap ki deewaar ko
tere haathon mein hai duniya
ab meri taqdeer ki
tu jo chaahe naag ban jaaye kadi zanjeer ki
o mere daata
o mere daata
o mere daata


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Blog Day : 3499 Post No. : 14060

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 6
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‘ऐ’ – ऐ चाँद तू देना गवाही

कहाँ आवाज़ दें तुमको कहाँ हो

सिर्फ एक गीतों का ही तो आसरा है॰ ॰ ॰ और कहाँ आवाज़ दें तुमको, ना जाने किस जहान् में चले गए॰ ॰ ॰

We arrive at the sixth episode of this series – a lively duet from the 1963 film ‘Holiday In Bombay’.

As I look at the blog statistics, the number of Rafi Sb – Asha Bhosle duets currently stands at 496, prior to this post. These are strictly duet songs. I make this specific distinction because there are another 20 songs in the blog, in which this pair is accompanied by one or more other voices. They are singing together but essentially not is a pure duet format.

‘Holiday In Bombay’ is a film produced under the banner of Yugchhaaya, and is directed by PL Santoshi. The list of actors in this film is, Shashi Kapoor, Vijaya Chaudhary, Rajendra Nath, Naseem Banu, Dhumal, P Kailash, Ulhas, Randhir, Sulochana Chatterjee, Rajan Haksar, Jeevankala, Ram Kumar, Renu Maakad, Heera Sawant, Kundan, BB Bhalla, D Dileep, Nazeer Kashmiri, Hublikar, and Lakshmi Chhaaya.

Geet Kosh lists eight songs for this film written by four songwriters – Anand Bakshi, Anjaan, PL Santoshi and Anwar Farrukhabaadi. This particular song is penned by Anwar. The music direction is by N Datta.

Although the complete film is available online, the video clip of this song is not. I request other folks who might have seen this film, to please add more information about the picturization of this song.

Song – Ae Chanda Tu Dena Gawaahi (Holiday In Bombay) (1963) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anwar Farrukhabaadi, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

ae chanda tu dena gawaahi
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi

gungunaane lagin aaj tanhaaiyaan
baj rahi hain kahin door shehnaaian
gungunaane lagin aaj tanhaaiyaan
baj rahi hain kahin door shehnaaian
ae sitaaro hanso
ae nazaaro hanso
geet chheda hai jaati hui shaam ne
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi

raat ke haath mein chaand ka phool hai
ye koi khwaab hai ya koi bhool hai
raat ke haath mein chaand ka phool hai
ye koi khwaab hai ya koi bhool hai
dil ko mehka diya
hum ko behka diya
teri aankhon ke rangeen paighaam ne
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
dil hum ne diya hai tere saamne
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi
ae chanda tu dena gawaahi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही

गुनगुनाने लगीं आज तन्हाइयाँ
बज रहीं हैं कहीं दूर शहनाइयाँ
गुनगुनाने लगीं आज तन्हाइयाँ
बज रहीं हैं कहीं दूर शहनाइयाँ
ऐ सितारो हंसो
ऐ नज़ारो हंसो
गीत छेड़ा है जाती हुई शाम ने
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही

रात के हाथ में चाँद का फूल है
ये कोई ख़्वाब है या कोई भूल है
रात के हाथ में चाँद का फूल है
ये कोई ख़्वाब है या कोई भूल है
दिल को महका दिया
हमको बहका दिया
तेरी आँखों के रंगीन पैगाम ने
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
दिल हमने दिया है तेरे सामने
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही
ऐ चंदा तू देना गवाही


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Blog Day : 3463 Post No. : 13897

In Hindi movies,a typical “expression of love” genre of song finds the gentleman praising the lady in poetic terms, viz comparing her eyes with lake, her talk with clinging of bells (or koyal ki kook) etc. But when the gentleman in question is someone like Johny Walker then one may well find the lady being likened with items that are more mundane and more common place. Here is a Johny Walker song where lady’s eyes are compared with “omlette” and her talk with “chocolate”. The lady herself is compared to a mango fruit that has freshly fallen from its branch. 🙂

This fun song is from “Ghar Basa Ke Dekho”(1963). This movie was directed by Kishore Sahu for Ratnadeep Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Manoj Kumar, Savitri, Rajshree, Sudesh Kumar, Mehmood, Shyama, Johny Walker, Minu Mumtaz, Lalita Pawar, Leela Mishra, Randheer, Shivraj, Uma Khosla, Narmada Shankar, Champak Lala etc in it.

The song is the fifth (out of six) to figure in the blog. It is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta. The song is picturised on Johny Walker and Minu Mumtaz.


Song-Ye ras teri baaton ka chocolate(Ghar Basa Ke Dekho)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet
ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet

honth tere hain ya kaliyaan
ya misri ki do daliyaan
honth tere hain ya kaliyaan
ya misri ki do daliyaan
naak teri hai chaurangi
aankhen paris ki galiyaan
ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet

shirin hai ya heer hai tu
husn ki ek tasveer hai tu
shirin hai ya heer hai tu
husn ki ek tasveer hai tu
dekh ke tujhko chain pade
shimla ya kashmir hai tu
ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet

ek chhalakta jaam hai tu
yaa ke avadh ki shaam hai tu
ek chhalakta jaam hai tu
yaa ke avadh ki shaam hai tu
husn tera tauba tauba
daal se tapka aam hai tu
ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet
ye ras teri baaton ka
chocolate
ye jaadu teri aankhon ka
omlette
ye ghera teri zulfon ka baby
dil ko gaya lapet


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“Nartaki”(1963) was directed by Nitin Bose for Film Bharti, Bombay. The “social” movie had Sunil Dutt, Nanda, Om Prakash, Nana Palsikar, Agha, Preetibala, Chandrima Bhaduri, Polson, Moni Chatterji, Aruna Irani etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it. Three of them have ben covered (long ago).

Here is the fourth song from “Nartaki”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Nanda. The mujra performer in Hindi movies typically looks quite upset and unhappy with her badkismati, but here Nanda appears uncharacteristically joyous and happy while giving this performance. So here is a case where someone is giving her best in her job even if she may not like it. That is professionalism and devotion to duty. 🙂


Singer-Zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar (Nartaki)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
har haqeeqat aaj ik afsaana hai
muskuraa kar dil ki har ik chot par
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
jhoom lo dam bhar nashe mein pyaar ke
har gham e duniya se hoke bekhabar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega


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.

ना जाने क्यों॰ ॰ ॰ होता है ये ज़िंदगी के साथ
अचानक ये मन
किसी के जाने के बाद
करे फिर उसकी याद॰ ॰ ॰

Aah, Shyama. . . the vivacious, bubbly, chirpy, charming Shyama. That is the image that the mind always carries, of this spirited young lady, so full of life on the screen. Some memories and some reflections are so firmly engraved in the mind that it simply does not register or acknowledge the passage of time and the passing of eras. That is the beauty of these memories – that their beauty simply never fades away.

My very first encounter with her was the song “Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahaana Teri Deed Ka” (film ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, 1960). I saw this song on Delhi TV, most probably in some edition of the Chitrahaar program. Shama (Shyama) is on screen with Shabaab (Ratna), her younger sister in the film. There is an exchange that leads to certain wrong impressions. Being secretly in love with Amaan (Bharat Bhushan), Shama interprets that conversation to be in her favour. And this happy song of an assumed fulfilment of love is the outcome. The expressions and the rendering of this love song trickled right into the mind and heart of a very young heart, and the lady on the screen became a favorite crush of mine.

A few years later, I would get a chance to see this complete film. And my heart was both joyous and asunder. I got to see more of her scintillating performance, especially the qawwaali “Ji Chaahta Hai Choom Loon Apni Nazar Ko Main”, in which she is brimming with excitement and delight. She makes you feel the thrill that she is experiencing, going in for the kill of the opposite party in the qawwaali competition. Her performance simply takes you along that joyous path of the victory of her singing group over that of Chand Khan’s (Khurshid Bawra’s) group. But then, I was also sad that in the final outcome, she is not the choice of the person she adores and worships. The film ends with her being the loser in the game of love. My heart wept for her, for her love was true and silent, and it made the sacrifice in face of knowing that her beau’s heart is smitten elsewhere. This film remains an all time favorite in my heart.

Then came other films, viewed some years later during college days. Films from the previous three decades were mostly showing as reruns in morning shows (9am to 12 am). We used to skip the morning classes in the college to go visit these unknown unseen films, for the love of that golden era. In that time, I would get to see ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Shart’ (1954), ‘Chhoo Mantar’ (1956), ‘Makkheechoos’ (1956), ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), ‘Sharda’ (1957), ‘Bhaabhi’ (1957), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958), ‘Zabak’ (1961) and many more. The ‘puppy’ crush was long over and done with, but Shyama was a favorite actress – always would be ready to go see an unseen film, especially if Shyama was part of the cast of actors.

She was born as Khursheed Akhtar, in Lahore. Her date of birth is stated differently in different online sources. The anniversaries table on our blog gives the date as 12th June of 1935. Cineplot gives the date as 7th June, 1935. In his book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’, Shri Sriram Tamrakar quotes her birth date as 12th July 1933. There are other sources which are at variance with these dates too.

When she was two years old, her family moved to Bombay. Her father was a fruit merchant and had set up a shop in Byculla. With seven siblings, Shyama was part of a large family. School and studies never did interest her. Right from childhood, being a star on the silver screen was her dream. As a child, she had seen a film starring Ishwarlal and Khursheed (the famous singer-actress). She was very impressed by Khursheed’s singing and her acting. On seeing this role, a resolve started to form in her to become an actor. [Ed Note: This picture possibly could be ‘Shaadi’ (1941) or ‘Chandni’ (1942).]

As a young girl, she was quite mischievous and full of pranks. Her elder sisters would admonish her for being such a tomboy. In her own words (from an interview on Cineplot) she says that she always wanted a hungama, indulge in a little romance. But she was very disciplined and cultured too. She never smoked, or drank all her life. And she never appeared in a swimsuit throughout her career. She was very true to her Muslim upbringing and family traditions.

In 1944/45 she and her sisters and friends, one day went to see the shooting of a film at a studio in Dadar (Bombay). The shooting of the film ‘Zeenat’ (1945) was in progress. The specific sequence being filmed was the now iconic all female qawwaali “Aahen Na Bharin, Shiqwe Na Kiye”. As luck would have it, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, the director of the film, wanted to have more girls to join the singing group. He asked this group of onlooker young ladies whether they would like to join the filming of this song. Without hesitation, Khursheed raised her hand. Rizvi Sb picked her to join the group and play the dholak. In the video of this song, one can see her sitting in the second row behind the main singers, wearing a traditional cap, with a dholak in her lap. The young lady got a billing in the star credits as Baby Khursheed. She was just about 10 years old.

Her father was very upset that his daughter had made this impromptu decision, and was set against her joining films. However, her mother and her sisters prevailed upon him and calmed him to get his consent to permit her to work in films. So out went the school and studies, and the little Khurshid started her career doing child roles and extras. By her own estimates, she probably has appeared 80 films in which she was just an extra or a chorus girl.

‘Nai Maa’ is a 1946 film, which Shyama herself indicates as being her first formal role as a child star. The film is from the banner of Prakash Pictures – the production house of the Bhatt brothers – Vijay and Shankar Bhai. With the consideration that there already were two actresses named Khursheed in the industry, Vijay Bhatt suggested for her to change her name to avoid same-name-confusions. He thought of the name ‘Shyama’. The young Khursheed happily took it on, and this name turned to be her career and her destiny.

Getting seriously into small roles as a child and a teenage artist, she did two very important things. One, she refused to be disheartened by the long succession of bit-roles and being a supporting cast member. Two, she took on to get trained in music and dance, and spent a good slice of her developmental years under the tutelage of the famous Badri Prasad, the multi-talented artist active in the industry at that time. Her perseverance paid off. Her roles started to get more prominent, and her co-stars the more famous ones. She appeared as the younger sister to KL Saigal in ‘Parwaana’ (1947). The same year, she also appeared as the younger sister of Motilal in ‘Beete Din’. On to 1949, and she was now the younger sibling of actor Shyam in the film ‘Kaneez’.

In 1950, she got a very prominent role as the wayward younger sister of Shyam and Karan Dewan in the film ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’. The title role was played by Nargis (paired with Karan Dewan), but the role played by Shyama was pivotal as the rebellious daughter in the family, who is on the verge of eloping with Yakub, a self serving con-man. Then came 1951 – she was paired as the love interest of Balraj Sahni in ‘Hum Log’; and the same year, she got to play a prominent role in ‘Taraana’ as the third part of the love triangle completed by Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.

It was in 1952 that she was able to belie the popular adage in the industry – ‘once an extra, always and extra’. But this graduation was not without its moments of anxiety and a heart stopping near miss. IS Johar was looking for an effervescent and a lively young new face as the lead for his maiden directorial venture – ‘Shrimati Ji’. Familiar with Shyama and her capabilities from their earlier films together viz., ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’ (1950) and ‘Ek Teri Nishaani’ (1949), Johar chose Shyama from a list of over 100 candidates for the role. Shyama was excited and happy with this groundbreaking development in her career.

But a scare was still in store, and the career that we see, was almost never. A couple of reels had been shot. One day on the studio floor, one of the financiers was present. On seeing Shyama, he made a curt remark that this girl is too thin to impress in a leading role, and walked away. One can imagine the turmoil that followed, with doubts appearing in the minds of the entire team. Shyama herself notes that she went home and cried all night – here was a once in a lifetime break that suddenly became so close to slip out of her fingers. After the crying session was over, she pulled herself together and made a resolve to address even this issue. Next day, she went out to seek medical help. Whoever would think of a thing like a diet to ‘gain’ weight? She went on a crash diet to do exactly this – gain weight. In a short period of time, she gained a reasonable amount of weight, and went right back in to complete the film.

One more significant episode occurred in the year 1951. Shyama was filming for ‘Sazaa’; she was the second lead to Nimmi and again, the third vertex of the love triangle that includes Dev Anand and Nimmi. The director and cinematographer of this film was Fali Mistry. Affections developed between the two, and two got married. Her family would have preferred a Muslim son-in-law. Fali Mistry being a Parsi, her father did not accept her new venture in life. She did get support from her mother, who was present at the small and quiet ceremony for the wedding. Her father  did not communicate with her for years. Shyama mentions in her interview that the ice between them was eventually broken when she gave birth to her first son, and went to him to get his blessings.

One of the understandings between Shyama and Fali was that she would continue to work in films. Apparently there were other suitors also, but as per herself, the proposals did not go further because the gentlemen did not agree to allow her to continue her work.

Through the 1950s, as well as early sixties, Shyama was in the top bracket of leading ladies in Hindi cinema. A golden period in her career, her popularity can be gauged by the fact that 82 of her films were released in the period from 1952 to 1960. In 1954 alone, 14 of her films came on the silver screen, and 13 in the year 1955. In all 27 films in a period of two consecutive years is a record in itself. An interesting aspect of her career has been that while she was in demand as the leading lady, she continued to do all kinds of roles, including second lead and even as a vamp. By her own admission, she was never too much hung up on being the leading lady, but was always more interested in the content of the role. In fact her only Filmfare award is for her performance in ‘Sharda’ in 1957 – as the best female actor in a supporting role. In the later part of 1960s, she transitioned into character roles and continued to work till the end of 1980s. Her last film as a character artist is ‘Hathyaar’ released in 1989.

Fali Mistry passed away unexpectedly in 1979, leaving behind a family of two sons and one daughter.

In the past 3, 4 days I was in travel myself, and was disconnected from the net for part of that time. Settling back after returning, as I processed through the email backlog, I got to see this message from Harish Raghuvanshi ji, informing about the sad demise of Shyama. She was 82, and as per her latest interviews some years back, she was quite satisfied with the full life she had led, and with her accomplishments on the silver screen.

As I sorted through the list of her songs as yet unpublished on our blog, searching for an appropriate song for this tribute, I came across this chirpy and playful song from the film ‘Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho’ from 1963. I had not heard it before. As I played this song, it struck me as so much Shyama herself, and I knew this is the song so suitable to go along with the write up about her. On screen, she leads the singing and dancing within a group of friends. Some of the faces are familiar, but I am unable to place any names. I request our knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify other actresses supporting Shyama in this song.

The words are from the pen of Rajendra Krishan and the lilting music comes from the mind of Chitragupt. The singing voices are of Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Shyama gets to lip sync most of the lines of Suman Kalyanpur, and the lines sung by Usha Mangeshkar are shared between more than one of the supporting ladies on screen.

A wonderful expression of a philosophy of life, that one can surmise from her interviews, was very dear to Shyama herself. The thought behind the bubbly vivacity in this song is just the same thought that first made her raise her hand unhesitatingly to Rizvi Sb’s query on who would like to join the filming of the group song (qawwaali song in ‘Zeenat’). That is Shyama.

Or to put it more correctly now – that was Shyama. Only the memories remain now.

bichhad kar chale jaao hum se kahin
magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin

magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin . . .

Dear Shyama, RIP – Rest In Playfulness, Always 🙂

[Acknowledgements: source material for the above article is referred from articles and interviews published on the blogs Cineplot, Beete Huye Din (by Shishir Krishna Sharma), Wikipedia, and a profile article in the book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri Sriram Tamrakar.]

[Ed Note: This song also is a remembrance of Chitragupt; reviving memories of this prolific music director on the anniversary of his birth – 16th November.]

 

Song – Jidhar Jee Mein Aaya Udhar Hum Chale (Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho) (1963) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Chitragupt
Suman Kalyanpur + Usha Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
aah bharna hai jinki kismet mein
aah bharte hain ashq peete hain
zindagi kya hai ek hungaama
ek hungaama roz ho jaaye
kehkahon ke bagair kya jeena
zindagi kehkahon mein kho jaaye
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
baag tera hai phool tere hain
aur tere hi chaand taare hain
zindagi naam hain bahaaron ka
hum bahaaron ka ras nichodenge
zindagi ek baar milti hai
ek armaan bhi na chhodenge
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
ik jagah par qayaam kya karna
har chaman tera aashiaana hai
ek pal bhi na fikr mein beete
muskuraata ja geet gaata ja
aur duniya jo raah mein aaye
ek thokar usey lagaata ja
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

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

जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
आह भरना है जिनकी क़िस्मत में
आह भरते हैं अशक पीते हैं
ज़िंदगी क्या है एक हंगामा
एक हंगामा रोज़ हो जाये
कहकहों के बगैर क्या जीना
ज़िंदगी कहकहों में खो जाये
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
बाग तेरा हैं फूल तेरे हैं
और तेरे ही चाँद तारे हैं
ज़िंदगी नाम हैं बहारों का
हम बहारों का रस निचोड़ेंगे
ज़िंदगी एक बार मिलती है
एक अरमान भी ना छोड़ेंगे
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
इक जगह पर क़याम क्या करना
हर चमन तेरा आशियाना है
एक पल भी ना फिक्र में बीते
मुसकुराता जा गीत गाता जा
और दुनिया जो राह में आए
एक ठोकर उसे लगाता जा
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले


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When it comes to remembering important dates, I plead guilty of being an amnesiac.

There have been occasions in the past when I have forgotten the birthday of my spouse and then I had to invent reasons.
(Statutory warning- Never try this at home. 🙂 )
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