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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1970s (1971 to 1980)’ Category


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

Blog Day :

3896 Post No. : 14939 Movie Count :

4080

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 82 # Remembering Navin Nischol#
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‘Ek Baar Kaho’ (1980) was directed by Lekh Tandon for ‘Rajshri Films, Bombay’. It had Navin Nischol, Shabana Azmi, Madan Puri, Rajendra Nath, Hari Shivdasani, Suresh Oberoi, Arvind Deshpande, Dilip Dhawan, Kiran Vairale, Anil Kapoor, Ravi Beri, Wasim Hasan, Madhumita, Sheela David, Savita Bajaj, Kamal Rai, Mala Jaggi, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Nandlal Sharma, Taneja, Suhas Khandekar, Avtar Gil, Ratan Gaurang, Brijendra Mohan and Jagdeep.

This movie had six sound tracks including one two part song and one dialogue track. As many as four lyricist penned down lyrics for this movie – Mahendra Dehlvi, Dev Kohli, Kulwant Jani and Maya Govind. Music for this movie was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Aarti Mukherji, Bappi Lahiri, Jagjit Singh, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 03.09.1980.

Today 19th March 2019 is the eighth Remembrance Day (11th April 1946 – 19th March 2011) of actor Navin Nischol. On this occasion remembering him here with a song from ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ sung by Yesudas. Lyrics for this song are by Maya Govind and as mentioned above it is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song though is a background song we can see Navin Nischol and others in picturisation of this song and we can enjoy his ‘elegance’ and ‘soft expressions’ in this song and for me (and I can say people like me) who like Navin Nischol’s performance this song is nice one to watch for him even though he is not lip-syncing the lyrics.

With today’s song the movie ‘Ek Baar Kaho’ make its debut on the blog.

Let us now enjoy the song …

Video

Audio

Song – Chaar Din Ki Zindagi Hai Jaa Rahe Hain Din (Ek Baar Kaho) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Lyrics – Maya Govind, MD – Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

chaar din ki zindagi hai
jaa rahe hain din
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga

tum kahin kho jaaogi
jaan main paata agar
ban ke hamraahi tera
sang hi karta safar
ye safar poora nahin hoga tumhaare bin
do gaye tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga
priye kab milan hoga..aa

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

yaad ke toote mahal
kab tera mandir banaa aa
deep jaltey reh gaye
chhup gayi moorat kahaan
ye diye vishwas ke
bujh jaayen naa ek din
do gaye ae tere milne se pehle
do gaye tere bin
priye kab milan hoga..aa
priye kab milan hoga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चार दिन की ज़िंदगी है
जा रहे हैं दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा

तुम कहीं खो जाओगी
जान मैं पाता अगर
बन के हमराही तेरा
संग ही करता सफर
ये सफर पूरा नहीं होगा तुम्हारे बिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा

आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 
आ आ आ आ 

याद के टूटे महल
कब तेरा मंदिर बना
दीप जलते रह गए
छुप गई मूरत कहाँ
ये दिये विश्वास के
बुझ जाएँ ना एक दिन
दो गए तेरे मिलने से पहले
दो गए तेरे बिन
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा
प्रिय कब मिलन होगा

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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 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 : 3896 Post No. : 14938

We had this post last year on the same date by Avinashji where he has written about the background of the movie “Woh Main Nahi”(1974). He has listed all the famous songs and movies of Navin Nischol. Most of the songs which I like are in that list.

So here’s a duet by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle which was written by Verma Malik. Music direction was by Sonik Omi. Visiting the movie after a full year on the occasion of Navin Nischol’s anniversary.


Song-Ise patli kamar mein na daal ke lahanga khisak jaayega (Woh Main Nahin)(1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhina
jhina na re

jhina re jhina ha aa
jhigi jhigi jhigi jhigi jhina re jhina
na re

jhina re jhina haa

hey jhoole jhoole jhoole re jhoole
jhoole re ae
jhool jhool jhool jhool jhool jhoole
hey hey ha haa

hey ae’
mera roop mera rang
mere chalne ke dhang
mera ik ik ang
jaise udti patang hai
aaaa
kayi tujhse malang karen ankhiyon ki jung
meri bholi si jawaani
in aashikon se tang hai
koi rakhta nazar
koi deta hai jigar
koi aahen bhar bhar kar mujhko pukaarta
haan
par tujhsa na dekha maine koi harjaayi
jo andar se marta hai
upar se maarta
arre kaisa tu mard jo hai dil ka sarad
uthh himmat dikha
zaraa saamne toh aa
aa aa
are aa na

hahahahaha
hahahaha

arri dhaai inch ki kamar hai teri
aur pandrah gaz ka lehenga aa aa
haay
chhil gayi kamar bos(?) ki jaisi
toh ye sauda padega mehanga
haan
ri isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega
teri umar ka naazuk saal
teri umar ka naazuk saal
uspe tu chale mor ki chaal
ke lahanga
ummm
ke lehenga khisak jaayega

haai haai
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehanga khisak jaayega

arri samjhi

jaa re jaa re
tu dil ko zara sambhaal
nahin to dil michak jaayega
tu dil ko zara sambhaal
nahi to dil michak jaayega
main samajh gayi teri chaal
main samajh gayi teri chaal
ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil
hmmm
nahin to dil michak jaayega
ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil michak jaayega

nazar hai duniya ki buri
o zara sambhal ke rehna saanwri
nazar hai duniya ki buri
o zara sambhal ke rehna saanwri

o ho o o o
sambhal ke rehna aata hai
arre tu kyun jal jal jaata hai
yoon dil na todo
aji tum peechha chhodo
meri jaan idhar to aa ja
arre hatt ja ja
ja ja
isse kar de kisi ke naam
roop tera dhalak jaayega

haaye
isse kar de kisi ke naam
roop tera dhalak jaayega

ja buri nazar na daal
nahin to dil michak jaayega

bol de kya chaahta hai tu
arre milne kise aata hai tu
bol de kya chaahta hai tu
arre milne kise aata hai tu
oh ho o o
arri chaahta hoon deedaar ko
aur milne aaya yaar ko

kisne bulwaaya
o tujhko lene aaya
agar main shor machaaoon
uthha le jaaoon
jaaoon

phenkoon jo zulf ka jaal
jaal mein atak jaayega
phenkoon jo zulf ka jaal
jaal mein atak jaayega

haay haay
isse patli kamar mein na daal
ke lehenga khisak jaayega

arre hatt
rok na raahen
daal baahon mein baahen
main ungli pe nacha doon
tere chhakke chhuda doon
teri yahaan daal gale na
tera bhi zor chale na
mera gussa bura hai
mera ghoonsa bura hai
laga kar haath to dekho
chhuda kar haath to dekho
bahut dekhe hain aise
na dekhe mere jaise
tere jaise hain kaise
mere jaise hain aise
aise
aise
haan

hahahaaha


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 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 :

3895 Post No. : 14935 Movie Count :

4077

Hullo to all in Atuldom

So, there is this thing called the 10-year challenge going-on on Facebook, at least I saw a few of my friend’s post “Then and Now” pictures. Atulji also has started something similar on the blog with this post “Inteha Ho Gai Intezaar Ki“. I found this more inspiring to participate in and I was thinking of how my association with this blog began exactly 10 years ago when my daughter stumbled on to this blog (I know I have mentioned this a number of times, sorry for repeating). Then she saw that Atulji is kind enough to post songs requested by readers (followers) – there is a dedicated ‘farmaishes’ page on the blog.

As I sat to write on my 10-year journey with the blog I thought of the first date I landed on this treasure house of lyrics and videos. I don’t remember the exact date, it must be either the 13th or 14th March as it was on 15-3-2019 Peevesie’s first farmaish got posted; a song from the Dev Anand-Nutan starrer ‘Manzil’ (1960).

From then on whenever my daughter browsed the site, I would be sitting next to her. That was the period when we had only one computer in the family and each one was allotted a fixed time slot on the internet and if there was some incoming call, we used to lose net-connectivity as ours was still the dial-up connection. It was a few years later that we switched to broadband. And the switch to broadband also was needed when the kids (who were students then) needed their own lap-tops. Times have changed and I am the only broadband user and everyone has data connect on their mobiles to which they hook their laptops most often.

Oh, I am deviating from my 10-year story.

Then on 19th March I was with Peevesie when she posted a comment to this song “Jaaneman Tum Kamaal Karti Ho” . This was followed by a comment for “Dil Aaj Shaayar Hai. . .“. Oh, we have been ustaads at commenting because the next day I visited the blog and commented on “Logon Ka Dil Agar Jeetna Tumko Hai To“. And Peevesie’s Mom was born.

From then on, I learnt how to navigate the blog, comment on it and post farmaishes. And took on Atulji’s encouragement “Nice to have your say on this song. Please offer your comments regularly as they help me to come up with songs that I may not otherwise be aware of.” And have stayed on since then.

First time I commented from my own id was for the song “Phir Tumhaari Yaad Aai Hai Sanam“. For this song Atulji’s write-up was short and crisp, his only objective being sharing his priceless discovery, that song is indeed a gem. This post also has our Rajaji in a different avatar, don’t know why he didn’t continue. (Rajaji please answer)

My first song as a contributor – first with lyrics and then with posts- came much later. I don’t remember when I started using this “Hullo to all Atulites” but I somehow liked the idea of addressing the followers of the blog. I also don’t remember which was the first song I sent to celebrate a celebrity’s birthday. But continuing that habit here is one more.
[Editor’s Note: It was “Mere Yaar Ko Mere Allah, De Ek Chaand Sa Pyaara Lalla“, on 25th September, 2012.]

But as is the norm set by Atulji in his first post of this series on ’10-year challenge’ here is a list of songs that were posted on 18th March 2009.

Na Jaane Kahaan Tum The
Rehte The Kabhi Jinke Dil Me
Phul Gendwa Na Maaro
Jaa Jaa Jaa Mere Bachpan
Aati Rahengi Bahaarein
Jalta Hai Jiya Mera
Jee Chaahe Jee Chaahe

As I revisited these posts, I see that all the posts were short and crisp with a punchline that brought a smile to the lips. These punchlines were termed ATULISM by Rajaji.

Sample this from the simple post that accompanied the song “Aati Rahengi Bahaarein” from ‘Kasme Vaade’-

Here Amitabh Bachchan, a college professor lives in a palatial residence in such opulence that would give the Nizam of Hyderabad a complex. And only three people live in this palace and one cannot see a single domestic help anywhere. 🙂

Coming back to the purpose of this post – to remember Shashi Kapoor on his 81st birthday. Its already more than a full calendar year since he passed away; time has really flown. I had written down the story synopsis for the accompanying song a long time ago. I had wanted to send this post in 2013 when Shashi would have turned 76.

‘Atithee’ is a 1978 Shashi Kapoor- Shabana Azmi- Shatrughan Sinha- Vidya Sinha movie which I suppose didn’t do very well at the box office. Not much is there on the net other than the synopsis which IMDB.com gives. And I quote

Navendhu Kumar lives a poor lifestyle with his handicapped father, Mohan, housewife mom, two unmarried sisters, Leela and Rajni, a younger brother, Kundan, and a sweetheart in Meena. He works for Avinash Gupta, however, when differences occur, he is framed by Gupta for breaking and entering, arrested by the police, tried in court, and exiled from the town for a period of 12 months. After he leaves, the family is almost destitute and is exploited by Gupta. Then some months later, a young man, Anand, comes to visit them, informing them that Navendhu has sent him. He gives them some money for day to day expenses, gets some clothes for everyone, and a wheelchair for Mohan. He arranges the marriage of Rajni with her boyfriend, Ajay, despite strong opposition from Gupta, and falls in love with Leela. What the Kumar family does not know is that Anand is a fugitive on the run from the police in Bombay, and he harbors a dark secret that will change their lives forever.

To this, I had added,

Actually, what put me on this movie is the song which was posted on ASAD on 15th May 2013. In comments to that song from ‘Manoranjan’ (1974) I had mentioned about a Shashi Kapoor song that uses ‘Goya’ ‘Chunke’ ‘Kintu’ ‘Parantu’ etc and Harveypam(ji) said he only faintly remembered it. Then I sat and searched for the song and decided that it is going to be posted on March 18th that is Shashi Kapoor’s birthday. Today is his 76th birthday.

The song is written by Verma Malik, music is by Kalyanji Anandji and the singing voice is Kishore Kumar. In the song we see Shashi Kapoor playing a kind of love guru to Gayatri and her boyfriend (cannot identify him) a nice fun song so lets enjoy.

And be reminded of the cute charming smile of Shashi Kapoor. 🙂

Video


Audio

Song – Kya Karoon Mujhko Time Nahin (Atithee) (1978) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

arre bhai ek baat yaad aayi hai
aate aate
haalan ke
lekin
magar
goya
choon ke
chunanche
kintu
parantu
socha hai ke
keh doon jaate jaate
kya
ek baat aayi hai aate aate
ek baat aayi hai aate aate
ke socha kehdoon..oo..oo..oo
jaate jaate
ke socha kehdoon..oo..oo॰॰oo
jaate jaate
aur chaahta bhi hoon keh doon yahin
keh doon
bolo
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahi
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

dekho pyar karo tum aisa
aa aa aa aaa aaa
dekho pyar karo tum aisa
duniya karti hai jaisa
mera matlab hai ki aisa
tum samajh gaye na kaisa
ek duje ko lo tum jaanch
pyar pe dekho dekho aaye na aanch

arey
arey char bajne me paanch
mar gaye

arey aur bhi main samjhata yahin
arey aur bhi main samjhata yahin
kuch aur bhi main batlata yahin
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

arey bhai ek aur kahani yaad aa gayi
ha ha ha ha haa
ek aur kahani yaad aayi
da da daan
da da daan da
da dada daan da daada
ek choti si kahani thi
hmm mmm
ek raja ek rani thi
hmm mmm
ek choti si kahani thi
ek raja ek rani thi
rani ki jo naani thi 
aankh se woh kaani thi
aankh se jo kaani thi
rani ki wo naani thi
kaani thi naani thi
rani ki wo naani thi
naani naani naani
kaani kaani kaani
naani kaani naani kaani thi
arrey kuch bhi thi to kya hua
magar din raat yahi kehti thi
kehti thi wo ek hi baat
pyar me rahkna
haathon me haath
haan haan haathon me haath

arey mari paanch bajne me saat
mar gaya mera baap

arey aur bhi main samjhaata yahin
arey aur bhi main samjhaata yahin
kuch aur bhi main batlaata yahin
haalan ke lekin magar goya choon ke chunache kintu parantu
parantu
parantu
kya karoon time nahin
kya karoon mujhko time nahin

arey
arey ye dono premi kahaan chale gaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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अरे भई एक बात याद आई है
आते आते
हालांकि
लेकिन
मगर
गोया
चूंकि
चुनाञ्चे
किन्तु
परंतु
सोचा है के
कह दूँ जाते जाते
क्या
एक बात आई है आते आते
एक बात आई है आते आते
के सोचा कह दूँ॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं
जाते जाते
के सोचा कह दूँ॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं॰॰ऊं
जाते जाते
और चाहता भी हूँ कह दूँ यहीं
कह दूँ
बोलो
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

देखो प्यार करो तुम ऐसा
अ अ आ
अ अ आ
अ अ आ आ
देखो प्यार करो तुम ऐसा
दुनिया करती है जैसा
मेरा मतलब है कि ऐसा
तुम समझ गए ना कैसा’
एक दूजे को लो तुम जांच
प्यार पे देखो देखो आए ना आंच

अरे
अरे चार बजने में पाँच
मर गए

अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
कुछ और भी मैं बतलाता यहीं
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

अरे भई एक और कहानी याद आ गई
ह ह ह ह हा
एक और कहानी याद आई
ड ड डां
ड ड डां डा
ड डाडा डां डा डाडा
एक छोटी सी कहानी थी
हम्म हम्म
एक राजा एक रानी थी
हम्म हम्म
एक छोटी सी कहानी थी
एक राजा एक रानी थी
रानी कि जो नानी थी
आँख से वो कानी थी
आँख से जो कानी थी
रानी कि वो नानी थी
कानी थी नानी थी
रानी कि वो नानी थी
नानी नानी नानी
कानी कानी कानी
नानी कानी नानी कानी थी
अरे कुछ भी थी तो क्या हुआ
मगर दिन रात यही कहती थी
कहती थी वो एक ही बात
प्यार में रखना
हाथों में हाथ
हाँ हाँ हाथों में हाथ

अरे मरी पाँच बजने में सात
मर गया मेरा बाप

अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
अरे और भी मैं समझाता यहीं
कुछ और भी मैं बतलाता यहीं
हालांकि लेकिन मगर गोया चूँकि चुनांचे किन्तु परंतु
क्या करूँ टाइम नहीं
क्या करूँ मुझको टाइम नहीं

अरे
अरे ये दोनों प्रेमी कहाँ चले गए


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Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14934

“Aarambh”(1976) was directed by Gyan Kumar for Prerna Pictures, Calcutta. This obscure social movie had Rakesh Pandey, Rama Vij, Kishore Kapoor, Bipin Gupta, Rohin Kumar, Kalyan Chatterji, Chandrakala, M L Daga, Trilochan Jha, Nanu, B P Tiwari, Madan Sudan, Ravi Yagnik, Surendra Gupta, Tej Bahadur, C R Tenani, Naval Joshi, Akhtar, Gayatri Mukherji, Laxmi Chaaya etc with Master Piyush (new discovery) and Pallavi Mehta (guest role) etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.
Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Sabhi sukh door se guzren 5199 26-Dec-2011
Waadiyon mein kho jaayen ham tum 7542 22-Feb-2013
Tumhaare bina o sajna adhoori hoon main 14690 12-Oct-2018

Here is the fourth and final song from “Aarambh”(1976) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Aarti Mukherji. Shri Shalabh is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anand Shankar.

Only the audio of the song is available. Assuing that Rama Vij was the leading lady of the movie, my guess is that this song was picturised on her (playing a wronged lady) standing near a piano (being played by the hero) where she is blessing the hero despite being wronged. 🙂

Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

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

With this song, all the songs in the movie are now covered and “Aarambh”(1976) joins the list of movies that are YIPPIED in the blog. This movie becomes the 150th movie starting with the letter “A” that has been YIPPIED in the blog. 🙂


Song-Khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe (Aarambh)(1976) Singer-Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics-Shri Shalabh, MD-Anand Shankar

Lyrics

khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe
zindagi pyaar ke saanche mein sada dhalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe

manzilen khud hi miley raah se teri aakar
manzilen khud hi miley raah se teri aakar
tere jazbaat e tamanna ki raushni paa kar
teri azmat mein
azmat mein
nihaan rasme wafa milti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe
khush rahe ae
khush rahe tu

zindagi phoolon bhari geeton bhari ho teri ee
zindagi phoolon bhari geeton bhari ho teri
bas yahi ek dua tere liye hai meri
tere gulshan mein kali kali
khwaabon mein pali khilti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe
zindagi pyaar ke saanche mein sada dhalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu
khush rahe ae
khush rahe tu


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Blog Day : 3893 Post No. : 14929

This article touches upon “blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)” but this article is not part of that series. It is not possible to post an article in this series Today (16 march 2019), because movies of all the songs (all six of them) that were covered ten years ago (on 16 march 2009) have already been YIPPEED by now. 🙂

This blog ten year challenge (2009-2019) was started to serve some purpose, though we were not fully clear about them.

Let me try and enumerate them one by one.

Revisit movies that have not been revisited for years
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Songs and movies that we covered ten years ago and then forgot about those movies once again get our attention. Take “Sharaabi”(1984) for instance. It was as a result of this series that we realised that this movie, despite being introduced in the blog as far back as in 2009 had only three songs in the blog and that no songs from this movie were covered in the blog since 2012 !

The case of “Do Dishaayen”(1982) was specially remarkable. The movie had three songs in it. Two of these songs were covered on consecutive days on 2 and 3 february 2009 and then we forgot all about this movie. Thanks to this series, the third and final song from the movie got covered ten years after its debut in the blog and the movie got YIPPEED on 3 february 2019.

Likewise, movies like “Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) etc got fresh lease of life in the blog as a result of this series.

A fillip to YIPPEE project
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As a result of this series, we found that a few movies whose songs got covered became YIPPEED as well. For instance, when we covered this song from “Sitaaron Se Aage”(1958), this had the added advantage of this movie getting YIPPEED as well.In other case, after we covered a song from a movie, we realised that the movie had one or two songs left and so that movie came under our radar for YIPPYdom.

Bringing back memories
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For some regulars (especially those born in 1960s), this series brought back memories of the past.

A better appreciation of the past
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The blog has evolved over a period of more than ten years. It has changed a lot. The way songs and movies were chosen in the past has undergone a change with time, though all these changes are mostly inadvertent and largely unplanned. Only some other observers can notice any patterns in the song posts of the blog one decade ago.

Mr Sadanand Kamath, our inhouse HFM researcher, who posted an article in the series carried out some indepth research on the way songs were covered ten years ago. He observed that

during July 19, 2008 to December 31, 2008, an overwhelming number of songs covered were of the films released in the 1960s and 70s with few songs from the 1950s and 1980s. However, the representation of songs from the films released in the 1930s and 40s were negligible. For instance, out of 475 songs covered during the period under reference, only 5 songs pertained to the films released in the 1940s – that too the late 1940s. Not a single songs of films released in the 1930s were covered during the period under reference.

These trends were, however, on the expected lines for two reasons. First, Atul ji, considering his age profile at the time of starting of the Blog, has virtually grown up in the midst of popular songs of the films of 1960s and 70s. Obviously, as a ‘start-up venture’ of his Blog, he would have been influenced by such songs. Secondly, and most importantly, even if he intended to cover the songs of the 1930s and 40s, I doubt whether these songs were available in good numbers on the video sharing platforms in 2008. Youtube was set up in 2005 as a video sharing platform. A random browsing of videos on YT gives me an impression that videos of Hindi film songs were uploaded in good numbers only from 2007 onward and the videos of old film songs (1930s and 40s) were getting uploaded mainly from 2009 onward.

The song under discussion is not a “ten year challenge” song, but this song appears here today as a result of this exercise. Another song from this movie “Raja Jani”(1972) was part of the “ten year challenge” post on 5 march 2019. That post triggered all kinds of nostalgic feelings among regulars. This movie “Raja Jani”(1972) had made its debut on the 22nd day of the blog on 9 august 2008 and it was the 22nd post in the blog. By the time the second post from this movie appeared on 5 april 2009, the blog was more than one thousand songs old. The third song from the movie came after a gap of 5800 songs in 4 november 2012. After that there was a big gap of over six years during which this movie was all but forgotten.

It was on 5 march 2019 that the fourth song from “Raja Jani”(1972) was covered as a part of “blog ten year challenge”. It was then that we realised that the movie was another two songs short of being YIPPEED.

One of these two missing songs has subsequently been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Kitna mazaa aa raha hai 22 9-Aug-2008
ABCD chhodo naino se naina jodo 1038 5-Mar-2009
Jaani O Jaani 6948 4-Nov-2012
Aa aa jaa aa jaa kuchh keh jaa kuchh sun jaa 14908 5-Mar-2019
Mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil 14925 14-Mar-2019

Mr Pratap, senior to most of us had watched this movie when it was released. Here is what he has to say about this movie:

I saw the movie when it was released and remember that I enjoyed it mainly due to the songs.

As far as I recall, the story was a standard formula one, Hema Malini is a lost princess, raised by Nadira and earns her living through dances and acrobatics. Dharmendra is the lovable rogue who notices the similarity of Hema with the description of the lost princess in the posters/newspaper ads and thinks up a scheme of passing her off as the princess and get the promised reward. Durga Khote is the grandmother Rajmata who is literally dying for the lost girl. She gladly accepts Hema and soon announces her engagement to the evil Prime Minister Premnath’s still more evil son Prem Chopra. Hema is heartbroken when she learns that Darmendra was using her as a pawn to get the reward and she accepts. Not very original, so you know the rest of the story.

Here is the sixth and final song from “Raja Jani”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is chronologically the first song of the movie. It is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

One can watch the picturisation and guess what is going on, in the light of the movie synopsis provided earlier.

In this blog, we first cover a song and then regulars post comment about that song. The song is “special” because this song has received comments about it even before it has been posted. These comments were posted in the penultimate song post of course. For instance, Peevesie’s mom commented that

A song that I love, specially “shanno naam uska” line.
I used to substitute shanno with my name. 😉

With this song, all the songs of “Raja Jani” (1972) have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPIED in the blog.


Song-Duniya ka mela mele mein ladki (Raja Jaani)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

tauba o meri tauba
karte hain sab ishaare
tauba o meri tauba
kiski taraf vo dekhe
aashiq hai uske saare
kiski taraf vo dekhe
o o o
sabki aankho me baske
sabko dekhe vo has ke
sabka dil bahlaana jo thahra kaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

kahte hain log uski
jaadu bhari hai baaten
kahte hain log uski
aankhon mein har kisi ki
katne lagi hai raaten
aankhon mein har kisi ki
o o o
neend uski udaaye
chain uska churaye
aaj kal shahar mein hai charcha aam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska

dekho to ek tamaasha
ye khoob ban gaya hai
dekho to ek tamaasha
har ek us haseen ka
mahboob ban gaya hai
har ek us haseen ka
o o o
koi aankhen bichaaye
naaz koi uthaaye
jaise har ik deewaana hai
ghulaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska
gaal uske gulaabi
chaal uski sharaabi
o baabu o laala sabko salaam uska
duniya ka mela
mele mein ladki
ladki akeli shanno naam uska


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

Blog Day : 3892 Post No. : 14928

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 17
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‘Joshila-1973’ is another movie which I remember to have watched around end of seventies. It was screened during the weekly screening of movies at our ‘colony club’ where we stayed at that time. I never got a chance to watch it again. However, its heart touching song ‘Kiska rasta dekhe ai dil ai saudaayi’ became a permanent memory associated with this movie. This also became to be the most popular and famous song from this movie. Very aptly this movie was launched on this blog with this Kishore Kumar song on 15.03.2009.

Couple of other songs from this movie like ‘Dil mein jo baaten hai aao chalo ham keh den ’ and ‘Kuchh bhi kar lo ik din tumko ’ were also good and they were frequently heard on radio. Having the typical RD touch, they were also heard frequently on radio and loudspeakers.

However, none of the songs from this movie could make it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala -1973’.

All the songs of this movie were written by Sahir Ludhianvi. But at that time, I was not a fan of Sahir Saab and had not read or known much about him. And it is natural for anybody given the age at that time not to bother about other things except listening the songs.

Coming back to our ‘blog ten-year challenge’ let us go through the list of movies of which the songs were represented ten years back on 15.03.2009;

‘Shareef Badmaash-1973’
‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’
‘Joshila-1973’
‘Kashmir Ki Kali-1964’
‘Manzil-1960’
‘Dil Tera Deewaana-1962’

All the above movies except ‘Joshila-1973’ have attained ‘Yippeee’ed status (all songs covered status) on the blog.

That brings us to the today’s movie, a song from which we are going to listen …

‘Joshilaa-1973’ or ‘Joshila’ was directed by Yash Chopra for ‘Trimurti Films Pvt Ltd’. It was produced by Gulshan Rai.

It had Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Bindu, Madan Puri, Manmohan Krishna, Padma Khanna, Sulochana, Iftekhar, Sudhir, Hercules, Master Satyajit, I.S. Johar, Vikas Anand, Jagdish Raj, S.N. Bannerjee, Chandu Allahabadi, Praveen Kumar, Uma Khosla, Ramlal, Shamlal, Uma Dutt and Nazeer. Rakhi and Mahendra Sandhu had a special appearance in this movie.
And Roopesh Kumar, A.K. Hangal, Sheetal, Ashu and Laxmichhaya in guest appearance.

Story of this movie was written by Gulshan Nanda and screenplay was written by C.J. Pavri and Akhtar Mirza. Diagloues of this movie were written by Akhtar-Ul-Iman. Editing of this movie was done by Pran Mehra.

This movie was passed by censor board on 26.09.1973.

This movie had total eight songs. So far five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The other two songs posted (from the three I mentioned above) are ‘Kaanp rahi main ’ and ‘Sona Rupa laayo re ’. The song being posted today is the sixth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Also, I was under the impression that the song ‘sharma nan yoon ghabra na yoon’ was already covered, but that remains to be covered.

However, for today’s post I have selected a ‘lesser heard’ song from this movie. (Even I don’t remember to have heard it before preparing of this post).

As mentioned above all songs of this movie were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and music was composed by R.D. Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar gave their voices to the songs in this movie. As per HFGK track listing of this movie Dev Anand’s voice is credited in one song.

Lata had two solos and one duet, Asha Bhonsle three solos (including one with Dev Anand’s dialogues) and one duet, and Kishore Kumar having one solo and two duet songs.

I guess that the today’s song and one more Lata solo were excluded* from the movie and hence their video seem to be unavailable. (I request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this.)
*(though HFGK doesn’t have any note about this)

Let us now listen to today’s song. After repeat listening, we may find ourselves humming the other RD gem ‘khaali haath shaam aayi hai’ 🙂 as well. (that is the magic of music or ragas (if I am not wrong 🙂 )

Audio

Song-Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi (Josheela)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Ho o o
Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Hamne to hazaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Tum nahin samjhe ae
Tum nahin samjhe ae
Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Hamne to hazaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe

Hamne ye chaaha thhaa
Kadmon mein bas rehte
O lekin ham ye hasrat
Apne munh se kaise kehte ae ae
Hamne ye chaaha thhaa
Kadmon mein bas rehte
Ho o lekin ham ye hasrat
Apne munh se kaise kehte
Saanson ki pukaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe ae
Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Ho hamne to hazaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin ee samjhe

O o hamne neendein haari
Tumne chaahat jeeti
Ho o bheegi rut mein
Tapte dil par
Tum bin jo jo beeti ee ee
hamne ae neendein haari
Tumne chaahat jeeti
Ho o bheegi rut mein
Tapte dil par
Tum bin jo jo beeti
Ashqon ki phuhaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe ae
Jo baat ishaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Hamne to hazaaron mein kahi
Tum nahin samjhe
Laa laa laa laa
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ हो ओ
जो बात इशारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
हमने तो हज़ारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
तुम नहीं समझे ऐ
तुम नहीं समझे
जो बात इशारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
हमने तो हज़ारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे

हमने ये चाहा था
क़दमों में बस रहते
ओ लेकिन हम ये हसरत
अपने मुंह से कैसे कहते
हमने ये चाहा था
क़दमों में बस रहते
हो ओ लेकिन हम ये हसरत
अपने मुंह से कैसे कहते
साँसों कि पुकारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे ए
जो बात इशारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
हमने तो हज़ारों में कही
तुम नहीं ई समझे

ओ ओ हमने नींदें हारी
तुमने चाहत जीती
हो ओ भीगी रुत में
तपते दिल पर
तुम बिन जो जो बीती ई ई
हमने ए नींदें हारी
तुमने चाहत जीती
हो ओ भीगी रुत में
तपते दिल पर
तुम बिन जो जो बीती ई ई

अश्कों कि फुहारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
जो बात इशारों में कही
तुम नहीं समझे
हमने तो हज़ारों में कही ई
तुम नहीं ई समझे
ला ला ला ला
हं हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं


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Blog Day : 3891 Post No. : 14925

“Raaja Jaani”(1972) was produced by Madan Mohla and directed by Mohan Sehgal for Seven Arts Pictures, Bombay. This “social” (1972)movie had Dharmendra, Hema malini, Nadira, Sajjan, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Johnny Walkar, Durga Khote, Rajan Haksar, HeeraLal, Lata Sinha, Madhup Sharma, Jankidass, Bhushan Tiwari, Kamaldeep, C.S.Dubey, Pal Sharma, Bindu, Manmohan, Helen etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Raaja Jaani”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The picturisation shows Hema Malini and Durga Khite seated on Royal thrones and then we find Helen dancing. Next we see Hema Malini standing near Helen and lip syncing this song while lots of people, including Premnath, Dharmendra and Prem Chopra looking on while seated on their chairs.

I have not seen the movie but going by the picturisation, it seems that Hema Malini plays double role in he movie and the movie. The movie, despite its chaalu story and chaalu music managed to do well at the box office. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra who felt that this was the last remaining song of the movie. No, another chaalu song from this song, which was quite popular during its time is still left to be covered. 🙂


Song-Mubarak ho tujhe ae dil (Raja Jaani)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil

zaraa thehro
tamaashaa kya
hamaara tum na dekhoge
zaraa thehro
tamaashaa kya
hamaara tum na dekhoge
nazar kyun pher lee
kyaa ye
nazaaraa tum na dekhoge
kahin par toot’te hain dil
kahin bajti hai shehnaayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil

tumhein hum ye
nahin kehte
ke waadaa tumne todaa hai
tumhein hum ye
nahin kehte
ke waadaa tumne todaa hai
magar ae hamsafar tumne
jahaan par saath chhodaa hai
ye rastaa hai ke hai manzil
samajh mein baat naa aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
qayaamat ki ghadi aayee
khushi se aankh bhar aayee
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil
mubaarak ho tujhe ae dil


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 : 3889 Post No. : 14921

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 15
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12th March, ten years ago. Six songs posted, and six films represented that day.  The films are ‘President’ (1937), ‘Paarasmani’ (1963), ‘Mera Gaaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Elaan’ (1971), ‘Anjaana’ (1969), and ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’ (1971). On that day, the 1971 film ‘Elaan’ made its debut on our blog with the song “Aap Ki Rai Mere Baare Mein”.

Of the six films appearing that day, four have already been yippeee’d.  Given the set of popular and familiar songs, the films ‘Paarasmani’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’ and ‘Anjaana’ have all their songs posted. ‘President’ – the 1937 film featuring KL Saigal and Kanan Devi, still has some songs pending. However today, I pick up the other pending film from that date – ‘Elaan’ of 1971.

The film has 5 songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Music is by Shankar Jaikishan.  Two of the songs are already showcased here. The interesting thing about this film is that out of the five songs, one is a solo by Lata ji, one is a solo by Asha ji, and the remaining three feature Sharda as the singer. Two of these three are solos, and one is a duet with Rafi Sb.  This choice of singers underscores the then prevailing rumors about Shankar’s fancy for Sharda, and Jaikishan’s displeasure about this state of affairs.

The duet song, and the song by Lata ji are already posted. Today I bring on board the song by Asha Bhosle. Lyrics for this song are written by Farooque Kaiser. The song is presented as a cabaret dance by Rekha. The setting seems to be the villain’s den. The audience for this performance are Vinod Mehra, sporting a French beard in an effort to disguise his identity, Madan Puri playing the role of the gangster boss, and Jankidas as a senior lieutenant of the boss. A few more junior henchmen are spread out around the room.

The provocative cabaret is presented by Rekha. Back then in 1971, this was just her third film that she was appearing in. Her first film ‘Anjaana Safar’, made ready for release in 1969, ran into some problems with the Censors, and its actual release was delayed by a decade. It was released in 1979 with a change in title – ‘Do Shikaari’. Rekha played the leading lady opposite to Biswajit. Then in 1970 came the film ‘Saawan Bhadon’, opposite to Navin Nischol, which is considered as her debut film. And them in 1971, she appears in this film opposite to Vinod Mehra.

The performance, the dress up – all is very enticing and provocative. Rekha appears to be attempting to emulate Helen as she attempts to entice Vinod Mehra, who is apparently a target of something sinister. The gangster boss is seen adding some drug to the drink for Vinod Mehra. And at the end of the song, we see Vinod falling down unconscious.

The song itself is less familiar, however not unheard. Enjoy the song, and Rekha’s performance – every inch a temptress.

Song – Aaj Tumhaare Kaan Mein Keh Doon Mere Dil Mein Kya Hai  (Elaan) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na

kaise sajan ho
khud mein magan ho
dhadke mera mann
ab to milan ho
kaise sajan ho
khud mein magan ho
dhadke mera mann
ab to milan ho
jaan sakey na mere dilbar
is paayal mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
oy hoye hoye hoye
ulajh gaye na

kaun bhala hai
kaun bura hai
aankhon pe teri parda pada hai
kaun bhala hai
kaun bura hai
aankhon pe teri parda pada hai
hanste hanste maar jo daale
us qaatil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
na
ulajh gaye na

aaj tumhaare kaan mein keh doon
mere dil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na
aage chal ke pata chalega
is mehfil mein kya hai
samajh gaye na
ulajh gaye na

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है

आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना

कैसे सजन हो
खुद में मगन हो
धड़के मेरा मन
अब तो मिलन हो
कैसे सजन हो
खुद में मगन हो
धड़के मेरा मन
अब तो मिलन हो
जान सके ना मेरे दिलबर
इस पायल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
ओय होय होय होय
उलझ गए ना

कौन भला है
कौन बुरा है
आँखों पे तेरी परदा पड़ा है
कौन भला है
कौन बुरा है
आँखों पे तेरी परदा पड़ा है
हँसते हँसते मार जो डाले
उस क़ातिल में क्या है

आज तुम्हारे कान में कह दूँ
मेरे दिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना
आगे चल के पता चलेगा
इस महफिल में क्या है
समझ गए ना
उलझ गए ना


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 : 3887 Post No. : 14918

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 14
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‘Bobby’ created almost a storm in 1973. This drama of puppy love, completely fresh faces (almost, Rishi Kapoor had already made his mark in the ‘child RK’ role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970)), and a love story aimed at an age bracket lower than college going young people – the lovers in this film are just transitioning from high school to college. In the early 1970s, the influence of the hippie movement and free love ideas from the west into the Indian society was still a compelling influence. And the provocative presentation, as is the wont of RK style, ensured that young people of all ages went to see this film multiple times in the theaters.

The story of RK – from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) to ‘Bobby’ (1973) is quite well known. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was designed and produced by RK as his magum opus. He put his everything into that film, both the creativity and the finances – and lost out on the gamble at the box office. Many reasons can be analyzed as to why that happened. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is a remarkable film, but then maybe RK went overboard in certain aspects. With the huge success of ‘Sangam’ (1964) behind him he gambled that the length of the film won’t be a deterrent to the audience. He called the wrong numbers on the dice. The film was a financial disaster for RK, in its first run. It broke him.

But his resilience to bounce back played out well. After a gap of three years, he came up with ‘Bobby’, and he had the audiences lapping it up, again and again. Some journalist even wrote that RK has extracted his revenge on the system, as well as the audiences, and got compensated many times over for the disaster of ‘Mera Naam Joker’.

‘Bobby’ was also a significant departure for RK banner in another way. The Shankar-Jaikishan duo of music directors had been rendered solo, by the untimely departure of Jaikishan in 1970. RK took a glaring decision to switch music directors, bringing to close an association that had lasted for more than two decades. Many industry observers commented that this was expected. Many others in the industry were shocked by this move. A move that essentially signaled the downturn of Shankar as an MD. He doggedly tried to keep the SJ banner alive but the zest and the verve was gone, forever. The numbers speak for themselves – in 1971, seventeen films were released with music by SJ. Of course, presumably, a fair share of the work on this set of seventeen would have been done while Jaikishan was still alive. The rest of the decade of 1970s tells a grim story. 1972 – 8 films; 1973 – 7 films; 1974 – 4 films; 1975 – 5 films; 1976 – none; 1977 – 2; 1978 – 1; 1979 – 2; 1980 -1. The magic sun of SJ was slowly fading away.

RK switched to Laxmi-Pyaare. From RK’s perspective, this was a correct strategic move. And the results are for everyone to see. Of course, no one can discount the uncanny ability of RK to inspire creation of absolutely wonderful music for his films. And yes, Laxmi-Pyaare delivered to his expectations. The songs of ‘Bobby’ were super hits in their time, and they continue to be in popular demand even now after almost four decades. I am sure I do not need to present the song list to make this point. 🙂

With ‘Bobby’, RK and Laxmi-Pyaare introduced a new and a very different sound to the world of Hindi film music. The name – Narendra Chanchal. A singer with a very expressive, a very deep baritone – a voice with a phenomenal range that rivaled even Mahendra Kapoor in rendering the higher octaves. It is quoted that RK had heard him sing at some religious function. He followed up with some more research, and then decided to bring in this voice for a Sufi-like song in the film.

I remember that the promotion and the publicity presentations for this film was quite low key. The film was introduced without much fanfare. Yes, the choice of moving from SJ to LP did become talk of the town, but nothing much more than that. And this new singer – Chanchal, got introduced to the public, just as is. Working with the expected fare of Lata, Shailendra Singh, Asha and Manna Da, the audiences would be taken by surprise as Chancal would appear in person on the screen, to present this song.

And the song was an immediate hit. Over the years, it has gained almost a cult status. In reasonable memory, this probably was the first Sufi-type song presented in such traditional Sufi garb, in a Hindi film. No, I am not trying to discount all the bhajans and songs of religious expression that came before this. But surely, this song introduced a completely new sound in the Hindi film music space. The genre – picking on the original writings of Bulle Shah, the famous Sufi poet from Punjab. And the voice – no, not choosing Rafi or Manna Dey to render this. Chanchal – a new voice, a new full throated sound, that you had to slightly reduce the volume on the radio or gramophone, as his singing came on.

RK’s uncanny ability to present a song on the screen in a manner that the emotions of the players on screen will grab the emotions in the audience’s mind and heart, and pull the strings, almost viciously. The two young lovers are at a precipice of near break-up. Just recently into their romance, a jarring note of an unexplained misunderstanding tears them apart, oh so cruelly. The young man follows the lady, as she joins a school trip to get away from him. He tries to approach her; she is cold and nonchalant, and the ever chivalrous bystanders give a good beating to the young man. The lady is still silent. And so is the young man, just looking at her imploringly, asking for a chance to explain. The conversation is not entertained. The hearts are pining and wreathing with tears. But the stand-off remains. Explanations are not allowed. The silent gazes of pain, the eyes telling beseeching stories of pleadings. But no, the words are not permitted.

And then, this deep throated sound from a singer sitting in a group of porters, rises to block out and mask all the other sounds in the camp. A voice that delivers the message, the words that the young man is trying to articulate, but is not able to. Those words are compellingly brought out in this loud rustic voice of a folk singer, singing by the campfire, playing on a daff (‘डफ’) in his hand. The memories go back to ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). There also, the protagonist plays the daff, when an important message, and the right words are to be delivered.

Over the years, Chanchal did sing, maybe a dozen, or maybe a score more songs in Hindi films. And then he quietly exited and went back to his forte – the world of popular religious bhajans. His success in that field is simply phenomenal, and for everyone to see. Just that he could not jell well with the systems of the tinsel town Mayanagri.
[Author’s Note: After little more research on the internet, we find that the total number of songs sung by Narendra Chancal in Hindi films is about 35.  Nahm ji has pointed out in comments another wonderful solo – “Kabhi Gham Se Dil Lagaaya” from film ‘Daaku’ (1975). Other superb solos by him are:
“Meri Zindagi Tumhare Pyaar Pe Kurbaan” – from ‘Jeevan Sangram’ (1974)
“Loot Liya Sansaar” – from ‘Fauji’ (1976)
“Yaar Di Chaukhat Kaaba Kaashi” – from ‘Ram Bharose’ (1977)
“Do Ghut Pila De Saaqiya” – from ‘Kaala Suraj’ (1986)
“Tut Gayi Je Yaari” – from ‘Ramkali’ (1986)
The other songs are duets, group songs, and of course religious bhajans.]

Ten years back, this day, the output on the blog was nothing short of phenomenal. On 10th March, 2009, a total of 12 songs were posted. Atul ji was quite in the pink, and on the roll, during those initial weeks and months of this blog. 12 songs mean that 12 films got represented that day. And ‘Bobby’ made its debut on that day, with the song – “Main Shaayar To Nahin”.

Over the past decade, nine of those films have been yippeee’d, and three remain. As I checked the list, I was somberly surprised that a film like ‘Bobby’, with one superlative song after another, had not yet been yippeee’d here. And mind you, the songs pending are not lightweights. Each one of them is a popular super hit, all by itself.

Quick round up review of credits – the words of this song are adapted and redrafted by Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, based on an original song by Bulle Shah. The music – Laxmi-Pyaare. Singing voice – Narendra Chanchal. On screen, the singer himself is performing the song, carrying the messages between the two young lovers, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, who are not communicating, except through the eyes. And the words of this song so powerfully express the unsaid emotions between them.

If you have ever been in love, this song is for you. And yes, if you have ever been in love, this film is for you.

 

Song – Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics – Inderjit Singh Tulsi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

beshaq mandir masjid dhaa de
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa

beshaq mandir masjid todo
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa
par pyaar bharaa dil
kabhi na todo..o..o
is dil mein..ae dilbar rehta

jis palde mein tuley mohabbat. . .
jis palde mein tuley mohabbat
us mein chaandi nahin tolnaa..aa
taubaa meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolna jaa
main nahin bolna jaa
o main nahin bolnaa jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

aag te ishq baraabar dono..o
par paani aa..aag bujhaaye
aag te ishq baraabar dono
par paani aag bujhaaye
aashiq ke jab aansoo nikley..ae..ae
aur agan lag jaaye
tere saamne baithh ke rolaan..aa..aa..aa..aa..aa
ho tere saamne baithh ke rolaan
dil ka dukhdaa nahin pholna..aa..aa
dholnaa..aa
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolnaa jaa
main nahin bolnaa jaa..aa
ve main nahin bolna jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

ve main nahin bolna..aa
o ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa..aa..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
dholna..aa
main nahin bolna
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna
nahin bolna aa
ve main nahin bolna aa
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद ढा दे
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ

बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद तोड़ो
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ
पर प्यार भरा दिल
कभी ना तोड़ो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
इस दिल में॰॰ए दिलबर रहता
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत
उसमे चांदी नहीं तोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ओ मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों॰॰ओ
पर पानी आ॰॰आग बुझाए
आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों
पर पानी आग बुझाए
आशिक के जब आंसू निकले॰॰ए॰॰ए
और अगन लग जाए
तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां
दिल का दुखड़ा नहीं फोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ओ वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ

 


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 : 3886 Post No. : 14916

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 13
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When the blog’s train reached 9th March of 2009, ten years ago, one of the songs posted that day was from the 1980 film ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.  Till that point, it was the third song posted for this film. Today, after a gap of 10 years, the fourth song of this film finds its place here.  Wow, ten years it took – and none of us thought of looking at this film again during these years.

The film has 6 songs in all. As I checked out the remaining three songs, and I played this one, I simply could not go ahead to listen to the other two remaining. I just continued to play this one over and over again. What a lovely creation this one – a brief description of the season of rains – ‘saawan’. One of thos songs which one is surprised that it has been overlooked .

The words are from the pen of Gulzar. As soon as one hears the line “Kaanch Ki Boonden Barsen Jaise” – it is Gulzar’s name that comes to mind, as the writer of this song. And the music by Khayyaam Sb – simply superb and marvelously simple. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. The three contributions have come together so beautifully to create this lovely song of rain.

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ is produced under the banner of Konark Combine International and is directed by Ismail Shroff.  The film boasts about an all star cast that includes Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Padmini Kolhapure, Sushant Ray, Shriram Lagoo, Deven Verma, Dr. Maya Alagh, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gauri Khurana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Viju Khote, Madhu Malhotra, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ram Avtar, Manmauji, Sundar Taneja, Kishore, and Jameel.

A lovely ‘saawan’ song – and it is time it came on board. 🙂

 

Song – Barse Fuhaar, Barse Fuhaar, Kaanch Ki Boonden Barsen Jaise  (Thodi Si Bewafai) (1980) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Khayyaam

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

heeron ke haar pehne phuhaar
phoole re
heeron ke haar pehne phuhaar
phoole re
resham ke taar le ke bahaar
jhoole re
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

baaji hai paaj thandi hawaa je
saawan ki
baaji hai paaj thandi hawaa je
saawan ki
agni laga ke gili ghata je
saawan ki
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

meetha sa shor dil se wo chor
aata hai
meetha sa shor dil se wo chor
aata hai
kehte hain log saawan mein mor
aata hai
koi agar jo aaye nazar
to kehna re kehna re kehna
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar
kaanch ki boonden barsen jaise
barse phuhaar
barse phuhaar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

हीरों का हार पहने फुहार
फूले रे
हीरों का हार पहने फुहार
फूले रे
रेशम का तार ले के बहार
झूले रे
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

बाजी है पाज ठंडी हवा जे
सावन की
बाजी है पाज ठंडी हवा जे
सावन की
अग्नि लगा के गीली घाटा जे
सावन की
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार

मीठा सा शोर दिल से वो चोर
आता है
मीठा सा शोर दिल से वो चोर
आता है
कहते हैं लोग सावन में मोर
आता है
कोई अगर जो आए नज़र
तो कहना रे कहना
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार
काँच की बूंदें बरसें जैसे
बरसे फुहार
बरसे फुहार


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