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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.

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 96#
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In the mission of covering ‘movies with same title’ on the blog, today’s song introduces ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’, which is making its debut on the blog today with this song. We already have a movie ‘Har Har Mahadev’ of the year ‘1950’ on the blog.

‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ a ‘mythological movie’ was directed by Chandrakant for ‘Joy Films’. Chandrakant was also the producer of this movie. It had Dara Singh, Jayshree Gadkar, Padma Khanna, Uma, Aruna Irani, Sujata, Gopi Kishan, Satyajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya, Randhawa, Shahu Modak, Asit Sen, Babu Raje, Arvind Pandya, Azad, Master Tito, Suryakumar, Ratnamala, Himmat Singh Chauhan, Dilip Dutt, Vishwas Kunthe, Hercules, Polsan, Moolchand, Rajrani, Saudagar Singh, Jagdish Raj, V.Gopal, Pal Sharma, Radheshyam, Rinku, Narmada Shankar, Anil Kumar, Dhanraj Pehalwan, Minal Mehta, Uma Khosla, Manjiri Desai, Devyani Thakkar, Sarita Devi, Shri Bhagwan, Sitaram, Shery, Kedar Saigal, Thakur G.S. and others. Sumitra Devi made a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Pragji Dosa and dialogues were written by Ramesh Pande. Editing of this movie was done by Ram Khade and Vithoba Surve.

This movie had as many as seven songs in it written by Kavi Pradeep and music composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Aziz Nazan and Kanchan had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 22.08.1974.

Dara Singh played the role of Mahadev in this movie. Today 12th July 2020 is the eighth remembrance anniversary (19.11.1928- 12.07.2012) of this most loved personality of Indian Cinema.

He is mostly remembered and loved for the mythological character of ‘Hanuman’, he also played Bhagwan Shiv in some of the movies viz. ‘Tulsi Vivaah-1971’, ‘Hari Darshan-1972’, and ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ (as per information available on ‘wiki’).

Remembering him today on his Remembrance Day and paying our tributes to him with this song picturised on him where he as Mahadev is seen in his ‘dhyan mudra’ while Jayshree Gadkar as devi Parvati is also seen.

This song a ‘shiv stuti bhajan’ is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and on screen it is lip sync by Babu Raje (playing ‘Narad muni’ here) and another actor whom I am unable to identify. There are many other artists who are performing in this wonderful song.

Let us now enjoy this song written by Kavi Pradeep ji in this auspicious month of ‘shraavan’ which is already in progression in some parts of the country and about to begin in next week in other parts of the country.

With this song ‘Har Har Mahadev-1974’ makes its debut on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Bolo Shiv Shambhu Shambhu bam bam bam (Har Har Mahadev)(1974) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

are gaao re ae ae ae
ye naam hardam
ye naam hardam
jab tak hai ae
bhaai dam mein dam
bhaai dam mein dam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

hey pralaynkar
bheem bhayankar
hey prabhushankar swaami ee
he prabhushankar swaami ee
he vishweshwar
he parmeshwar
ishwar antaryaami ee
ishwar antaryaami ee
ye dhun hai ae ae ae
uttam anupam
uttam anupam
saare jag ke ae
yahi pitaa param
yahi pitaa param
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

shiv akaam hai
dayaa dhaam hai
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shiv ka naam hai sanyam
shivji hain mukti
shivji hain shakti
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shivji hain bhakti ka sangam
shiv mahimaa aa aa aa
mat samjho kam
mat samjho kam
mit jaayenge duniyaa ke gham
duniya ke gham
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
ho bam bam bam
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam
bolo shiv shiv shambhu
bam bam bam

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

अरे गाओ रे ए ए ए
ये नाम हरदम
ये नाम हरदम
जब तक है ए
भाई दम में दम
भाई दम में दम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हे प्रलयंकर
भीम भयंकर
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे प्रभुशंकर स्वामी ई
हे विश्वेश्वर
हे परमेश्वर
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
इश्वर अन्तर्यामी ई
ये धुन है ए ए ए
उत्तम अनुपम
उत्तम अनुपम
सारे जग के
यही पिता परम
यही पिता परम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

शिव अकाम है
दया धाम है
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिव का नाम है संयम
शिवजी है मुक्ति
शिवजी है शक्ति
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिवजी है भक्ति का संगम
शिव महिमा आ आ आ
मत समझो कम
मत समझो कम
मिट जायेंगे दुनिया के ग़म
दुनिया के ग़म
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
हो बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम

हो बम बम बम
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम
बोलो शिव शिव शम्भू
बम बम बम


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

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4373 Post No. : 15713

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 95 #
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Today’s song is from the 1974 movie ‘Hawas’. This movie is mostly known by its song “Teri Galiyon Mein Na Rakkhenge Kadam“. I remember that this song was frequently played on radio and loud speakers in those years. And I too associate this movie only with this song and had never tried to listen to the other songs of this movie. And yes, I never get to watch this movie until now.

So, when our dear Prakash ji had sent a song from this movie, I was eager to know about the other songs from this movie. So far, two songs (including the song mentioned above) from this movie have been posted on the blog.

‘Hawas’ is directed by Sawan Kumar for ‘Mercury Productions’. He was also the producer, storywriter and the lyricist of this movie. The star cast includes Anil Dhawan, Neetu Singh, Bindu, Vidya Sinha, Shiv Kumar, Fariyal, Pradeep Kumar, Randhawa and Mehmood. Supported by Pichoo Kapoor, Ashok Khanna, Randhir, Asit Sen, Shera, Basant, Neelam, Nelu, Sharmilee, Jugnu, and Coca-cola. Rekha and Vinod Mehra made friendly appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie is written by Sawan Kumar while the screenplay was written by Bimal Dutt. Dialogues were written by Ameen Sayani and editing of this movie was done by YG Chouhan. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.06.1974 with ‘restricted viewing’ certificate.

This movie has five songs sung by Asha Bhonsle (four songs) and Mohd Rafi (one solo song).  Lyrics for all the five songs are written by Sawan Kumar and music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today, 8th July is the sixty-second birth anniversary of actress Neetu Singh (born on 08th July, 1958). On this occasion here is a song from this movie picturized on her. She is lip-syncing Asha Bhonsle’s voice on the screen and many other female artists and Anil Dhawan can be seen in the picturization of this song.

I had never listened to this song earlier. It’s lovely song and grows upon if we listen to it more and more.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song – Kal Raat Us Ne Sapne Mein Mujhko Chheda (Hawas) (1974) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Saawan Kumar, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kal raat us ne ae

kal raat us ne
sapne mein
mujhko chhedaa aa
kal raat us ne
kabhi is karwat a a a a a a
kabhi us karwat a a a
deewaana raha
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein
mujhko chheda
kal raat us ne

bada deewaana hai
wo to prem ke raag sunaaye
bada deewaana hai
wo to prem ke raag sunaaye
mori kori chunar
mohey lagta hai dar
kahin maili na ho jaaye
mohey paas bulaaye
main na jaaun khud aaye
use laaj na aaye
mohey ang lagaaye
phir saare deep bujhaaye
dar ke boli ee
o humjoli
kal ka waada
bilkul pakka
wo muskuraata raha aa aa
kabhi aise palat a a a a a a a a
kabhi waise palat a a a
deewaana raha
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein mujhko chheda
kal raat us ne

kya kiya

badaa natkhat hai wo
ban gaya re krishn kanhaai
badaa natkhat hai wo
ban gaya re krishn kanhaai
main jamuna mein
nahaane gayi
aur us ne chaal chalaayi
meri saari churaayi
meri angiyaa churaayi
main paiyyaan padi
maine binati kari
nahin maana re raam duhaayi
bola raadha
sangam hoga
main kya kehti
waada jo tha
main sharmaati rahi ee ee ee
kabhi aise simat a a a a a a a a
kabhi waise simat a a a
deewana rahaa
kabhi tan se lipat
kabhi mann se lipat’ta
haan kal raat us ne
sapne mein mujhko chheda aa aa
kal raat us ne

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कल रात उस ने ए

कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ
कल रात उस ने
कभी इस करवट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी उस करवट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने

बड़ा दीवाना है
वो तो प्रेम के राग सुनाये
बड़ा दीवाना है
वो तो प्रेम के राग सुनाये
मोरी कोरी चुनर
मोहे लगता है डर
कहीं मैली ना हो जाए
मोहे पास बुलाये
मैं ना जाऊं खुद आये
उसे लाज ना आये
मोहे अंग लगाए
फिर सारे दीप बुझाए
डरके बोली
ओ हमजोली
कल का वादा
बिलकुल पक्का
वो मुस्कुराता रहा
कभी ऐसे पलट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी वैसे पलट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने

क्या किया

बड़ा नटखट है वो
बन गया रे कृष्ण कन्हाई
बड़ा नटखट है वो
बन गया रे कृष्ण कन्हाई
मैं जमुना में
नहाने गयी
और उस ने चाल चलाई
मेरी साड़ी चुराई
मेरी अंगियां चुराई
मैं पैय्यां पड़ी
मैंने बिनती करी
नहीं माना रे राम दुहाई
बोला राधा
संगम होगा
मैं क्या कहती
वादा जो था
मैं शर्माती रही
कभी ऐसे सिमट अ अ अ अ अ अ
कभी वैसे सिमट अ अ अ
दीवाना रहा
कभी तन से लिपट
कभी मन से लिपटता
हाँ कल रात उस ने
सपने में
मुझको छेड़ा आ आ
कल रात उस ने


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 :

4368 Post No. : 15699

Main ik panchhi matwaalaa re …

In this case we have a ‘reverse’ ‘repetition of song’ of a Hindi movie, i.e. reverse repetition on our blog 😊 where the new song was posted first and older will be covered here. 😊

– The song has been posted on the blog under the movie ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ and it has also been mentioned there that it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ …

1) When it was recorded for ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’, Amit Kumar (born on 3rd July’1952) must be around 17-18 yrs old.

2) The songs/soundtracks listing of ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’ included this song, which is also mentioned in HFGK, so technically we need to include this song, the recording which was done when the singer was ‘Amit Ganguly’, on the blog.

3) Then, this song has a second stanza (which TILL NOW has not been mentioned or posted on the blog) and the full song is given below.

4) When the same song was recorded for ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’, it was recorded again and it was not the same recording from ‘Door Ka Raahi-1971’. The age of Amit Kumar (now he was Amit Kumar) at the time of second recording must be around 32-34 yrs, so here the voice is more matured now and I think the ‘length of the ‘sur’s’ too.

5) The song in ‘Mamta Ki Chhaaon Mein-1989’ has an additional second stanza as given in this audio link. The link of this song and the earlier song has also been posted by our ‘passionate favorite’ team members, but so far, they do not mention about the second stanza: –

There is onlyone difference in the lyrics at one place highlighted in red.

‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijlee
daraayein’
‘ghor ghataa chhaaye, chaahye bijuri daraayein’


Song-Main ik panchhi matwaala re (Door Ka Raahi)(1971) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Kishore Kumar, MD-Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

main ik panchhi matwaala re ae ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
door gagan ka panchhi hoon main
door thhikaana mera aa
is bagiyaa ki daal pe mera
ik pal rain basera aa
hichkoley khaaun
chah-chahaaun
gungunaaun
baadlon ke sang sang
ud ud jaaun
main apne aap mein bhoolaa re
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
toofaanon ka paalaa hoon main
aandhiyon mein khelaa aa
taan ke seenaa udoon gagan mein
har mushqil ko jhelaa aa
ghor ghataa chhaaye
chaahye bijlee daraayein
badhhtaa chaloon main
lehraaye bal khaaye ae
main dhoop chhaaon mein
khelaa re ae ae
matwaala aur niraala re ae
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re
mera is duniyaa ke baagh mein
aanaa jaana re

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

मैं इक पंछी मतवाला रे ए ए ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
दूर गगन का पंछी हूँ मैं
दूर ठिकाना मेरा आ
इस बगिया की डाल पे मेरा
इक पल रेन बसेरा आ
हिचकोले खाऊं
चह चहाऊँ
गुनगुनाऊं
बादलों के संग संग
उड़ उड़ जाऊं
मैं अपने आप में भूला रे
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे

तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तूफानों का पाला हूँ मैं
आँधियों में खेला आ
तान के सीना उडूं गगन में
हर मुश्किल को झेला आ
घोर घटा छाये
चाहे बिजली डरायें
बढ़ता चलूँ मैं
लहराए बल खाए ए
मैं धुप छाँव में खेला रे ए
मतवाला और निराला रे ए
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे
मेरा इस दुनिया के बाग़ मे
आना जाना रे


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4365 Post No. : 15694

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 94 # Kalyanji-Anandji – Year 1975
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Today 30th June 2020 is 92nd birth anniversary of Kalyanjibhai Virjibhai Shah (30 June 1928 – 24 August 2000) of the great music director duo Kalyanji-Anandji.

On this occasion as a tribute to him here is a song from the ‘1975’ movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’. I vaguely remember to have watched this movie with my parents and brothers in my childhood. I was just around seven years old then (considering the date of release of this movie). However, the songs of this movie have always remained in my memory. I think they were very popular in those years and were frequently heard on loud speakers and radio. Particularly the songs ‘chhuk chhuk chhak chhak Bombay se Baroda tak’, ‘tumko mere dil ne’, ‘kisi pe dil agar aa jaaye to kya hota hai’, ‘dil lena buri balaa hai’, ‘ae zamaane tu kar le sitam pe sitam’…

Almost all songs from this movie were good and I have a big nostalgia of the songs of this movie. So, when I became a member of this blog I had shared a couple of songs, and one of them ‘tumko mere dil ne’ was posted on 21.01.2014 (much later according to me, because when I joined the blog I always thought all songs of the seventies must be already there . 🙂

‘Tum ko mere dil ne’ has always been my big favorite and so is ‘kisi pe dil agar’ but then there is one more song from this movie which brings back memories for me and I am going to present this song today.
And since this song was pending since 2013, I thought I should go with it instead of taking another song when I was thinking of a post on this occasion today. All these years this song has been in my dormant memory associated with the name of this movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’. I have no recollection of having watched this movie again either in theatre or on TV channels. I have only watched a couple of its songs on TV. I may have watched parts of this movie when it was being aired on TV.

“Rafoo Chakkar-1975’ was a presentation from the ‘House of Nadiadwala’. It was produced by I.A. Nadiadwala for ‘M.I. Films Pvt Ltd’. This movie was directed by Narinder Bedi.

Ajay Kumar was the chief assistant director while assistant director was Kapil Kapoor. Raj Bedi was the dialogue director.

Story of this movie was written by Jayant Dharmadhikari, whereas the dialogues were written by Kadar Khan. K.K. Shukla had written the screenplay of this movie.

Editing of this movie was done by Babubhai Thakkar.

It had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rajindernath, Faryal, Asrani, Master Chikkoo with Paintal, Madan Puri, Anwar Hussain, Sulochana, Mumtaz Begum, Shetty, Viju Khote, Shamim, Surender Shetty, K.N. Singh, Sudhir, Bhagwan, MacMohan, Man Mohan, Habib, Jankidas, M. Rajan, Tiwari, Mohan Sherry, Hiralal, Rajan Haksar, Goga, Dalpat, Sapru and Kamran.

Lyrics were written by Gulshan Bawra and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh, Kanchan, Mahesh Kumar and Aziz Nazan were the playback singers who had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Jaikumar conducted the music while Frank Fernand was the arranger and Babla was the assistant in music of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 02.01.1975.

In 1975 there were a ‘dozen’ of movies where Kalyanji-Anandji had composed the music for them. Here is the list;

Sno. Title Year Passed by Censor Board Lyricist Represented on the Blog</
1 Anokhaa 1975 02.04.1975 Indeewar, Sawan Kumar N
2 Apne Dushman 1975 19.11.1975 Verma Malik, Qamar Jalalabadi N
3 Bhoolaa Bhatkaa 1975 13.10.1975 Anand Bakshi
4 Chori Mera Kaam 1975 30.04.1975 Verma Malik Yes/Yippeeee’ed
5 Dharmaatmaa 1975 30.04.1975 Indeewar Y
6 Do Thug 1975 05.12.1975 Rajinder Krishan N
7 Faraar 1975 11.11.1975 Rajinder Krishan Y
8 Himaalaya Se Ooncha 1975 15.04.1975 Indeewar Y
9 Monto 1975 15.05.1975 Verma Malik
10 Rafoo Chakkar 1975 02.01.1975 Gulshan Bawra Y
11 Uljhan 1975 31.10.1975 M.G. Hashmat Y
12 Zoro 1975 31.10.1975 Verma Malik

None of the songs of this movie “Rafoo Chakkar-1975” make it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year. And only two compositions of Kalyanji-Anandji featured in that year’s list one from the previous years’ release ‘Haath Ki Safaai-1974’ i.e. ‘waadaa kar le sajnaa’ at number six and another from the movie ‘Dharmaatma-1975’ which was ‘tere chehre mein wo jaadu hai’ at number thirty-one.

The title song of ‘Uljhan-1975’ figured at number eleven in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1976’.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song which is sung by Aziz Nazan and Kanchan. On screen Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh are lip syncing the voices of Aziz Nazan and Kanchan whereas we can see Rajindernath, Paintal, Sulochana, Mumtaz Begum and many others in the picturization of this song.
Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Rajindernath and Paintal are performing ‘hippies’ in disguise (not for viewers) to get release of the captivated Sulochana and Mumtaz Begum.

Video

Audio (Full)

Song-Bhajan binaa chain naa aaye Raam(Rafoo Chakkar)(1975) Singers-Aziz Naaazaan, Kanchan, Lyrics-Gulshan Baawra, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
chorus

Lyrics

dekh ke tu pinjare mein panchhi ee ee ee ee
kaahe ko muskaaye
hum sab hain is jag mein qaidi ee ee ee
tu ye samajh naa paaye ae

bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam

koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye ae
koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye
is jeewan ki shaam aam
is jeewan ki shaam

bhajan binaa chain naa aaye raam

moh maaya ki aas to pagle ae
moh maaya ki aas to pagle
hogi kabhi naa puri ee ee
hogi kabhi naa poori
poori ee
hogi kabhi naa poori
karte karte bhajan prabhu kaa
karte karte bhajan prabhu kaa
mit jaayeagi doori ee ee
mit jaayeagi doori
doori ee
mit jaayeagi doori
o o o o
hum bhakton ke ae ae ae ae
hum bhakton ke saath saath lo
sab hi prabhu ka naam
naam aam
bhajan binaa aa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
bhajan binaa aa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam

bolo raam raam raam
raadhe shyaam shyaam shyaam
seeta raam raam raam
raadhe shyaam shyaam shyaam
bolo bolo bolo
bolo
hare raam raam raam
raadhe
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta
seeta raam raam raam
raadhe
raadhe shaam shaam shaam

bhajan hai amrit ras kaa pyaala aa
bhajan hain amrit ras kaa pyaala
shaam savere peena aa aa
shaam savere peena
peena aa
shaam savere peena
isko peekar saara jeewan
isko peekar saara jeewan
masti mein tu jeena aa aa aa
masti mein tu jeena
jeena aa
masti mein tu jeena
o o o o o
bhakti kar to o o o o
bhakti kar to
ban jaayenge apne bigde kaam
kaam
bhajan binaa aa aa
chain naa aaye raam
koi naa jaane kab ho jaaye ae
is jeewan ki shaam

shaam m m m
is jeewan ki shaam
shaam
is jeewan ki shaam
bolo raam raam raam
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta ram raam raam
raadhe shaam shaam shaam
hare raam raam raam
bolo bolo bolo
radhe shaam shaam shaam
seeta raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

raadhe
hare raam raam raam
seeta
radhe shaam shaam shaam
radhe
bolo raam
sita raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

bolo raam
hare raam raam raam
radhe shaam shaam shaam

bolo raam
sita raam raam raam
radhe shaam sham shaam

bolo raam


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.

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Hullo Atuldom

Today I did a tiny research with the resources available at my disposal. I have inferred that the music duo Kalyanji Anandji have scored music for most of the movies where Feroz Khan was in the lead; till the time of Kalyanji’s passing in 2000. In fact, I found two Feroz Khan starring movies, on our blog, that are on the threshold of being yippeee’d. One has two songs left, but the album of that movie shows that Kalyanji-Anandji have given music for three sequences where there is no song. I am sure one music piece has Helen burning the dance floor, that is as brilliant as is the theme music for that movie. So for today we leave that movie alone and concentrate on the one that is one short of yippeee-hood.

That film is ‘Shankar Shambhu’ (1976). The four out of possible five songs from that move were posted thus:-

No. Song Title Post No. Post Date
1 Hum Lootne Aaye Hain Hum Loot Ke Jaayenge 11964 1-Apr-16
2 Aa Pahunchi Hai Is Mele Mein Saddi Aaj Sawaari 12492 25-Oct-16
3 Mera Dil Chura Kar Na Aankhen Churaa 15075 17-Jun-19
4 Gar Nibhaane Ki Himmat Na Thhi Aap Mein 15565 27-Apr-20

The final song of the movie is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi. It has Feroz Khan romancing Sulakshana Pandit in various locations. If my memory is right the couple have just got wet because they jump out of the boat on which they were having a joy ride in a lake to escape from constables led by Bhagwan Dada.

I don’t know what is there left to write about the music duo that the readers of this blog don’t know. So without much ado let us get to the song and thank Kalyanji Virji Shah (who would have been 92 today) and his brother Anandji Virji Shah for the treasure trove of songs that they have left for us to relish. And on the blog we have 583 from a possible 1435 songs i.e. not even halfway done.

With this post now, ‘Shankar Shambhu’ has all its songs on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Bheege Huye Jalwon Par Aise Na Nazar Daalo  (Shankar Shambhu) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Kalynji Anand ji
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo
bheege hue jalwon par

in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
ehsaas sulagta hai 
armaan dhadkate hai
ruk jaao 
ruk jaao
ruk jaao abhi dil par
itna na asar dalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
saanso se pukaara hai 
nazaron se bulaaya hai
mat apni khataon ko
mat apni khataon ko 
ab aur ke sar daalo
oooo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
tum kuch bhi kaho tum par 
ilzam nahi dharte
bereham ho 
bereham ho
bereham ho qaatil ho 
ye qatl bhi kar daalo
hmmm mm hmm
hmmm mm hmm
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
एहसास सुलगते हैं
अरमान धड़कते हैं
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ अभी दिल पर
इतना ना असर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
साँसों से पुकारा है
नज़रों से बुलाया है
मत अपनी खताओं को
मत अपनी खताओं को
अब और के सर डालो
ओ ओ
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
तुम कुछ भी कहो तुमपे
इल्ज़ाम नहीं धरते
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो क़ातिल हो
ये कत्ल भी कर डालो
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो

 


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 :

4364 Post No. : 15691 Movie Count :

4324

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 93 # Remembering Lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri
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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri # 3)

In one of my posts on the blog I had mentioned that the month of ‘June’ had many important days or anniversaries of film personalities (and the team members of this blog too).

Today 29th June is the ‘Remembrance Day’ of lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri. He passed away in the year 2002. He was active during the decade of seventies and thereafter till his death in 2002.

As per information available online he wrote lyrics for many songs of Hindi movies (more than one hundred fifty songs for around fifty-six movies). The detailed information about his filmography needs to be compiled. Also, I could not find much detailed information about his biography. (I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the information available on him).

He wrote the famous title song of ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’, then songs for the movies like ‘Zakhmee-1975’, ‘Do Khiladi-1976’, ‘Phir Janam Lenge Ham-1977’, ‘Haiwaan-1977’, ‘Dada-1978’, ‘Dulha Bikta Hai-1982’, ‘Woh Jo Haseena-1983’, and many others, and including ‘Baazigar-1993’ of the nineties.

I may have missed some of his movies where the songs were popular, but then, as I said above, the list of his filmography needs to be compiled from authentic sources.

Today’s song is from the movie “Shikshaa-1978”. All songs for this movie were written by him. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

I have mentioned it in my earlier post here that there are many Bappi Lahiri compositions before early eighties or his ‘pre-Himmatwaala period which are very nice and needs to be discussed here. And in this case like in this movie ‘Shikshaa-1978’ we have the frequently heard ‘yaari hai phoolon se meri yaari hai’ sung by Bappi Lahiri and the gem ‘teri chhotisi ek bhool ne’ sung by Yesudas and other songs.

But, for today’s presentation I have selected this beautiful ‘Raam ‘Bhajan’ sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which I think was a lesser heard song from this movie. I was also not aware of this song till few weeks before and had not heard it earlier. And when I listened to it first time and second time and more it keeps growing on and I liked this song very much.

Gauhar Kanpuri has a long association with Bappi Lahiri and most of his works have compositions by Bappi Lahiri.

For this post I have compiled his list of movies with Bappi Lahiri in the decade of 1971 to 1980 where they had nine movies together;

Sno. Title Year Date Lyricist BLOG
1 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
2 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
3 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri Y
4 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji Y
5 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
6 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
7 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
8 Shikshaa 1978 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
9 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri Y

“Shikshaa-1978” was directed by S. Ramnathan for ‘New Horizon Films, Bombay’. It had Rajkiran, Benjamin Gilani, Shashi Saxena, Jagdeep, Iftekhar, Urmila Bhatt, Pinchoo Kapoor, Krishna Dhawan, Surendra Kumar, Vikrant Taneja, Viju Khote, Brijen Mohan, Babbanlal and others. This movie introduced Sushma Verma, Master Sandeep and Bina Banerjee.
Bhagwan, Mukri, Jairaj, Shobha Khote, Pilu Wadia and Ritu Kamal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had total five songs plus one music track as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). The lyrics for the songs (all songs) were penned by Gauhar Kanpuri.

As mentioned above music was composed by Bappi Lahiri (assisted by Bansari Lahiri, Anil & Arun).

Arti Mukherjee, Anuradha Paudwal, Bappi Lahiri, Chandrani Mukherjee, Shailendra Singh and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.12.1978.

Let us now enjoy today’s song – a soulful rendition by Chandrani Mukherjee and lip synced on screen by Bina Banerjee. Also seen in picturization of this song are Benjamin Gilani, Rajkiran, Master Sandeep and others.

With this song the movie “Shikshaa-1978” makes its debut on the blog…

Audio

Video

Song-Jehi vidhi raakhe Raam tehi vidhi rahiye (Shiksha)(1978) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
ho ho ho o o o o o
ho o ho o
ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
haare koyi maane yaa naa maane ae ae
uske haathon hai sabki dor
honi hoke rehti hai
koyi laakh machaaye shor
raaamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
o ho ho o
o o o o o
ho o ho o
tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
swaami saanson ke har taar mein tum ho o
jeewan ke saathi tum hamaar
aanaa jaana
milnaa bichhadnaa
hai daataa ke haath
raamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe ae raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
हारे कोई माने या ना माने ए
उसके हाथों है सबकी डोर
होनी होके रहती है
कोई लाख मचाये शोर
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
स्वामी साँसों के हर तार में तुम हो ओ
जीवन के साथी तुम हमार
आना जाना
मिलना बिछड़ना
है दाता के हाथ
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम


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“Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) was produced by Prakash Agrawal and directed by Prakash Kapoor for Nav Chitra Bombay. This movie had Sachin,Sarika, Jagdeep,Paintal, Indrani Mukherjee, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madan Puri, Kanhaiya Lal, Lalita Pawar, Manju Bansal, Rajguru, Bhagwan Dada, Mushtaq merchant, Manhar Desai, Viju Khote, Renu, Ram Avtar, Bhagwan Sinha, Munshi Munnaka, Satyabhan Sinha, Pappu, Rasool, Sheikh, Ramesh Goel, Anu Dhavan, Sangeeta Bhosle, Deependra, Ashok.L.,Sattar Bhai, Manohar, Subhash Ohri, Baijnath, Masterjee, Ashat Kapoor, Vinod Sharma, B.C.Mahor, Sitaram, Aslam Khan, Satya Devi, Khushal, Raaj Anand, Rustum-e-Hind, Suresh Jain, Ashok Bhatia, with friendly appearances by Padma Khanna, Junior Mehmood, Asrani and Dheeraj Kumar.

Today (29 june 2020) is the 18th remembrance day of Gauhar Kanpuri.

I associate the name of Gauhar Kanpuri with the “Zakhmi”(1975) songs Abhi abhi thi dushmani and Jalta hai jiya mera. He also penned some other well known songs such as Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya (Do Khilaadi)(1976) , Allah karam karna Maula tu reham karna (Dada)(1978), Tumhe geeton mein dhaaloongaa (Saawan Ko Aane Do)(1979) etc. He continued to write lyrics for movies well into 1980 and even 1990s, but I remember him mostly for his songs of 1970s mentioned earlier.

As a tribute to Gauhar Kanpuri, here is the first (out of 5 songs) song from “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Runa Laila and Anand Kumar Chitragupta. Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Sachin, Sarika, Jagdeep and Kanhaiyalal. Sachin and Jagdeep share Rafi’s voice while Kaanhaiyalal lip syncs in Anand Kumar Chitragupta’s voice.

The picturisation is supposed to be a romantic cum comedy song, but I find the picturisation a big let down. Moviegoers of those days (inlcuding I myself) had wisely kept away from patronising this movie and the movie deservedly flopped at the box office.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Maar gayo re rasgulla ghumaaiy ke (Jaan e Bahaar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Runa Laila, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Rafi + Runa Laila
Rafi + Anand Kumar Chitragupta
All

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hha hha hhhaa hhaa
hha hha hhhaa hhaa

maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey hey ehhey hey ehhey ehhey hey ae ae

suno dilrubaa
mujhe kya huaa
nashe mein khataa ho to
gusshaa na karnaa..aaa

suno to sanam
tumhein hai qasam
zamanaa buraa hai
tum aisshaa na karnaa
to phir main kya karoon dildaar
intezaar
hha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey

rasgullaaa…aaaa…aaaa
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhey ehhey hhey ehhey hhey hey

na chaman mein aen
sukhoon miltaa hai
na veerane mein aen aen aen aen
chaain mil jaayega Baby tere
mil jaane mein aen

mere honewaale sasurjee
mehnat gayi bekaar
intezaar

hhey maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey hey

na gaane aaye hain
na bajaane aaye hain
yahaan apni bigdi banaane aaye hain
qawwali mein lorie sunaane aaye hain aen
muqaddar hai soyaa jagaane aaye hain
mere honewaale sasurjee
mehanat gayi bekaar
intezaar
ahha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey

rasgullaa
pehlaa doojaa
jo baapji ne maaraa to
seh gaye hain hum
rasgulla
prem bharaa
jo aap jee ne

jo aap jee ne
nahin nahin nahin nahin
jo aap jee maara to
reh gaye hain hum

to phir main kyaa karoon jaan-e-bahaar
pyaar
hho maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey ehhy hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ae ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey he ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hhaa maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae


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.

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 92 # R.D. Burman – Year 1977
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It is another important day today for all of us today (27 june 2020). Remembering the ‘genius’ Music Director Rahul Dev Burman – ‘Pancham’ on his eighty-first birth anniversary today.

As a tribute to him I am presenting a song composed by him from the movie ‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’.

I do not know how many of our readers are aware of this movie and its’ songs. There may be many, and surely most Pancham fans are aware of the movie and its songs.

However, I became aware of this movie only six years ago when I got my copy of HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). Since then, I was longing to share the songs from this movie. But somehow it didn’t work out, mainly because I was unable to locate the songs of this movie.

I had never listened to the songs of this movie earlier. For that matter I had never even heard the name of this movie. This movie must have sunk badly at the box office and as a result it must have ended up becoming an obscure movie of its time.

The movie had some beautiful songs in it that were created by none other than the genius music director Rahul Dev Burman.

When I listened to the songs of this movie during the preparation of this post, I liked them very much. And I hope that our readers too will find the song enjoyable.

This is a movie of 1977. 1977 is also an important year in the history of India (socio-politically). However here on the blog we will only discuss the movies and music (of Pancham) of that year.

Some of us will readily recall the blockbuster musical hit of that year i.e. ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’, which also had music by R D Burman.

Then there were other movies like ‘Kinaara’, ‘Mukti’, ‘Kitaab’, ‘Karm’ etc where the music was composed by R.D. Burman.
Then there were movies like ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Dharam Veer’, ‘Aap Ki Khaatir’, ‘Yehi Hai Zindagi’, ‘Doosra Aadmi’, ‘Apnaapan’, ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piyaa Man Bhaaye’, ‘Khoon Pasinaa’, ‘Swami’, ‘Anurodh’, etc etc… where the other music directors composed the music and the music of these movies too were very popular.

The song that ranked at number one of that year’s annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list was from the previous years’ ‘Laila Majnu’, and in 1978 it was from ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’. The song ‘Kyaa huaa tera waadaa’ from ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’ ranked at number three in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of 1978.

None of the songs from today’s movie ‘Jeewan Mukt’ featured in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1977’. (or 1978).

In 1977 there were as many as ten movies where R D Burman sas the music director. Details of the representation of these movies in the blog is show here :-

Sno. Title Year Passed by Censor Board Lyricist Represented on the Blog
1 Chaandi Sonaa 1977 25.03.1977 Majrooh Sultanpuri Yes
2 Chalaa Muraari Hero Banane 1977 08.11.1977 Yogesh Yes
3 Chaltaa Purzaa 1977 16.06.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes
4 Darling Darling 1977 11.05.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes
5 Ham Kisise Kam Nahin 1977 19.08.1977 Majrooh Sultanpuri Yes
6 Jeewan Mukt 1977 08.08.1977 Yogesh NO
7 Karm 1977 27.04.1977 Bharat Vyas, Rajkavi Tulsi Yes/Yippeeee’ed
8 Kinaaraa 1977 21.03.1977 Gulzar Yes/Yippeeee’ed
9 Kitaab 1977 31.12.1977 Gulzar Yes/Yippeeee’ed
10 Mukti 1977 14.02.1977 Anand Bakshi Yes/Yippeeee’ed

‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’ was directed by Sudhendu Roy for S.R. Productions, Bombay. It had Lakshmi, Parikshit Sahni, Girish Karnad, Mala Jaggi, Sudha Shivpuri, Pawan Dutt, Meena Rai, Master Gautam, Ashok Razdan, Dhanna, Asha Lata, Suresh Oberoi, Dinshaw Dazi, Shrimati Mistri and others.

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) this movie had total four songs, all were solo songs sung by Asha Bhonsle. (however, on internet I came across a song sung by Kishore Kumar and it is uploaded as an ‘unreleased song from this movie- ‘Jeewan Mukt’, which needs to be checked and confirmed. HFGK doesn’t mention this song).

Lyricist Yogesh wrote the songs for this movie and music was composed by R.D. Burman.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.08.1977.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is lip synced on screen by Lakshmi. Master Gautam (I guess) is the kid seen with her. Some other artists including two playing a village cuple are also seen in the picturisation.

Let us enjoy today’s song which is said to be inspired from a ‘western song’ (guesses?).

The book ‘R.D. Burman- The Man, The Music’ also mentions one other song from this movie ‘Jeewan Mukt’ where Pancham Da had taken inspiration from the music composed by a famous ‘western group’, but then that is the ‘inspiration’ for another post. Till then let us all enjoy this song and pay our tributes to our beloved Pancham Da.

With this song ‘Jeewan Mukt-1977’ makes its debut on the blog. With this song, all released movies of 1977 that had music by R D Burman find representation on the blog. 🙂

Video (Full)

Audio (curtailed)

Song-Lehra ke dagar chali jaati hai kidhar (Jeewan Mukt)(1977) singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Based on Video link)

lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
door kahin pe
sone ki zameen pe
pyaara pyaara hai
bahaaron ka nagar
lehraa ke dagar chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

aa aa aa aa aa

ye khiley khiley
manchale saje
mausam ki qasam
rukte nahin kahin mere qadam
ye khiley khiley
manchale saje
mausam ki qasam
rukte nahin kahin mere qadam
lagtaa hai man ko
jaise gagan ko
pankh binaa main
chhoo rahin hoon ud kar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

aa aa aa aa

yahaan kiran kiran
jab chaman chaman ko chhoo le ae
dil mera sab kuchh bhoole ae
yahaan kiran kiran
jab chaman chaman ko chhoo le ae
dil mera sab kuchh bhoole ae
lachke jo daali koi phoolonwaali
ho jaaye mujh par jaadu ka asar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhe hai khabar

jab dheere dheere nadiyaa ke teere ae
din jo dhale ae
mehendi rachaa kar shaam chale ae
jab dheere dheere nadiyaa ke teere ae
din jo dhale ae
mehendi rachaa kar shaam chale ae
dhake dabe paaon se
rangon bhare gaaon se
aayi ho rangeeli koyi gori saj kar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar
door kahin pe
sone ki zameen pe
pyaara pyaara hai
bahaaron ka nagar
lehraa ke dagar
chali jaati hai kidhar
kuchh tumko pataa hai
kuchh tumhen hai khabar

laa laa laa aa
laa ra la la la laa
la la la la laa laa
laa laa laa laa aa
laa laa laa laa
laa ra la la la laa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
दूर कहीं पे
सोने की ज़मीन पे
प्यारा प्यारा है
बहारों का नगर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

आ आ आ आ

ये खिले खिले
मनचले सजे
मौसम की क़सम
रुकते नहीं कहीं मेरे क़दम
ये खिले खिले
मनचले सजे
मौसम की क़सम
रुकते नहीं कहीं मेरे क़दम
लगता है मन को
जैसे गगन को
पंख बिना मैं
छू रहीं हूँ उड़कर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

आ आ आ आ आ

यहाँ किरण किरण
जब चमन चमन को छू ले ए
दिल मेरा सब कुछ भूले ए
यहाँ किरण किरण
जब चमन चमन को छू ले ए
दिल मेरा सब कुछ भूले ए
लचके जो डाली
कोई फूलोंवाली
हो जाए मुझपर जादू का असर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर

जब धीरे धीरे नदिया के तीरे ए
दिन जो ढले ए
मेहँदी रचा कर शाम चले ए
जब धीरे धीरे नदिया के तीरे ए
दिन जो ढले ए
मेहँदी रचा कर शाम चले ए
ढके दबे पाँव से
रंगों भरे गाँव से
आई हो रंगीली कोई गोरी सज कर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
दूर कहीं पे
सोने की ज़मीन पे
प्यारा प्यारा है
बहारों का नगर
लहरा के डगर
चली जाती है किधर
कुछ तुमको पता है
कुछ तुम्हे है खबर
ला ला ला ला आ
ला र ल ल ल ला
ला ला ला ला आ
ला ला ला आ
ला र ल ल ल ला


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

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Hello everyone,

So after what seems like ages, I’m back here with a post.
You can therefore assume it must be a special occasion.
A special anniversary, of an artiste or celebrity.

And it is.

Today is the birthday of the most important celebrity for this blog.
In fact, without this celebrity, the blog would not even have existed.
Yes, I’m talking about Atul himself.

Wish you a very very happy birthday, Atul.
Many happy returns of the day!

Now Atul might not consider himself a celebrity – but for us, he very much is.
I checked the dictionary definition of “celebrity” and there are two definitions
“a famous person, especially in entertainment or sport”
“the state of being well known”.

Atul satisfies BOTH conditions, in the context of this blog.
Ok, so he might not be a celeb in Bollywood yet, he might not make it to Page 3 or gossip columns (or maybe he does, I don’t know!). But if the dictionary definition is satisfied, I am too. 🙂

I don’t know where to start writing from, but I think a journey down memory lane might not be such a bad place to start. Those of you who have heard this before, kindly bear with me.

It all started in the first half of 2005. Probably around April or so.

In those days I was in Holland, and pretty crazy about cricket.
Not the right sport for that country, or the right country for that sport. 🙂
I got no TV coverage of cricket – and I was desperate to discuss cricket with like-minded cricket fans.

Luckily I had internet – so that was a life-saver in this context.

BBC in those days had a forum called BBC  TMS where one could discuss cricket. It was mostly Indians and Pakistanis, so you can imagine the level of discussion and amount of abuse. 🙂 Much of it was deliberately in Hindi, to avoid catching the eye of the forum moderators.

But after a while, they caught on to what was going on – and eventually the forum was shut down.

I then began hunting for other options.
I came across a Pakistani cricket forum which I joined.

It was there that I came across a person who went by the handle of “squarecut” (I think).

Now most of the discussion on the forum was obviously of modern/current cricket (Tendulkar, Wasim Akram etc) but this handle posted on topics of an earlier era – mostly the 1970s. And mostly talking about Indian cricketers of that era – like Vishwanath.

I could immediately relate to this. This was MY era, and I loved to discuss cricket of that era. So I immediately warmed to this person.

What was most remarkable was that his experiences were very similar to mine.
And his posts were also very interesting.

After a while, I got bored of that forum and continued my search for other options.

I came across a new forum, started by a few Indians in the wake of the BBC TMS shutdown.

I was initially a bit unsure of it, but then I saw a familiar handle.
The same “squarecut”.

So I joined that forum.
And for many years, Atul and I (and many other friends we made on that forum) spent many wonderful moments discussing cricket, and a lot of non-cricketing stuff, on that forum.

Anyway, long story – of How I Met Atul.
(Someone needs to make a Netflix series on this. :-))

Continuing (Season-2 of HIMA), the best thing about the forum was that though it was primarily a cricket forum, we could, and would, discuss anything under the sun.

Politics, movies, music, culture, anything.
And since there were people from around the world, it was quite interesting.

It didn’t take long for me to discover that Atul was keen on Hindi songs too.
Bas, phir kya tha?

We set up a section on the forum to discuss just this.
We called it Geetmala, where each person would pick up a topic (Atul picked up “trains” – anyone surprised?) and post 10 or so songs on it.

One day Atul announced that he had just started a blog.
He has always been someone who likes to experiment with things, so this was a sort of experiment for him too.
For nostalgia sake, I checked just now and found that blog still very much intact – it is on the blogroll of this blog.

One of the posts is http://squarecutsblog.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html .
Dated 1st June 2008.

Having now got some blogging experience, Atul decided to start a new blog where he would discuss one song a day.

And thus, on the 19th  of July 2008, a first post on this “one song a day” blog appeared.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

I’m sorry for this rather elaborate throwback to another era, but since it is Atul’s birthday today, I couldn’t help reminiscing how we first got to know each other.

And oh, we did manage to meet once too.

When Atul was posted in Nagpur, I made a trip to Nagpur to meet him and a common friend (from the cricket forum). My only trip to Nagpur ever.

It was wonderful meeting Atul, and having dinner with him.
We discussed cricket of the 70s, songs and of course this blog.

There are other memories too.
Atul and his special relationship with Bangladesh cricket, for example. 🙂

No mention of Atul would be complete without talking about Atulisms. 🙂

This is a term I coined to refer to Atul’s unique one-liners.

For example, on his first blog referred to above, in an August 2008 piece, he says “Knowing fully well that Indian authorities are not likely to exert themselves in such strenuous tasks like thinking, planning, etc, I have done all the hard work for them.” 🙂

I can go on and on, but I think readers might already be impatient about the length of this post.

So I’m going to go straight to the song now.

As usual, I owe this song to Avinashji. He was in fact the person who requested me to write a post for this occasion, and gave me a choice of a few songs to pick from.

I picked this one – Avinashji has provided the lyrics.

It is a multiple version song from the film ‘Jeevan Rekha’ (1974).

Some more details about the film, provided to me by Avinashji.

“Jeewan Rekhaa-1974” was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for ‘Nanak Films, Bombay’. It has Pran, Farida Jalal, Tabrez, Jalal Agha, Keshto Mukherjee, Chandrashekhar, Asit Sen, Aparna Choudhari, Vikrant, Jagdish Raj, Ravish Dhillon, Shetty, K.N.Singh, Ajit, Raj Rani, Rajni Bala, Pravin Pal, Polson, Ramlal, Sudarshan Sharma, Kirti Kumar, Kamaldeep, Dev Sharma, Surendra Kohli, Thakur Chhabra, Vikas Bali, Ashok Seth, Prince Shakil, Sagar, Rashid Khan, Master Vijay and others. Manmohan and Fariyal make special appearance in this movie.

This movie has as many as seven songs (including one multiple version song being presented today).
Three lyricist Dev Kohli (four songs), Anjaan (two songs) and Kafil Azar (one song) wrote the lyrics for this movie.
Music was composed by two music directors Suman Raj – three songs and Jagdish J- four songs.

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.07.1974.

Male version of this song is sung by Manna Dey, the female version by Chandrani Mukherjee.

I vaguely seem to remember a film by this name, but I don’t recall hearing this song before.

When Avinashji sent me the video(s) and I listened to the song, I instantly fell in love with it.

It’s a cheerful and positive song – and I think quite fitting for this occasion – “Geet Hai Ye Zindagi, Gungunaate Aur Gaate Chale Chalo, Chale Chalo”.

Doesn’t this just describe what Atul has been doing with this blog? It seems just perfect for Atul on his birthday. 🙂

So once again, wish you a very happy birthday, Atul. I hope you like this choice of song.

Just want to mention that the composer Jagdish is a totally new name for me. If anyone knows more about him, kindly enlighten me.

And Atul, if I’ve got any facts wrong in this post (my memory isn’t very good) , please let me know. 🙂

Audio – Male Version

Audio – Female Version

Song – Geet Hai Ye Zindagi (Jeevan Rekha) (1974) Singer – Manna Dey, Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics – Dev Kohli, MD – Jagdish J

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Male Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai ae
ye zindagi ee umang hai
haseen is ka rang hai
ye maana is mein dukh bhi hai
khushi bhi is ke sang hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

Female Version

geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
ise bhi ham se pyaar hai
hamen bhi is’se pyaar hai
badi madhur ye preet hai
ye preet ki pukaar hai
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo o
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
hazaar aayen ae mushqilen
jahaan se aagey ae ham chalen ae
ye kah rahe hain raaste
bulaa rahi hain manzilen
geet hai ye zindagi
geet hai ye zindagi
gungunaate aur gaate
chaley chalo
chaley chalo
geet hai ye zindagi

laal laa laa laa la laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa la laal aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पुरुष स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीं इसका रंग है ए
ये ज़िन्दगी उमंग है
हसीन इसका रंग है ए
ये माना इसमें दुःख भी है
ख़ुशी भी इसके संग है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ

महिला स्वर

गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
इसे भी हम से प्यार है
हमें भी इससे प्यार है
बड़ी मधुर हए प्रीत है
ये प्रीत की पुकार है
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
हज़ार आयें ए मुश्किलें
जहां से आगे ए हम चलें ए
ये कह रहें हैं रास्तें
बुला रही है मंजिलें
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी
गुनगुनाते और गाते
चले चलो ओ
चले चलो
गीत है ये ज़िन्दगी

ला ला ला ला ल ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ला ला
ला ला ला ल ला आ


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4354 Post No. : 15670 Movie Count :

4316

Hindi Songs in Bangla Film – 30
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In my last article, I had covered a fictional character, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’,  created by the writer Sharadindhu Bandopadhyay on which TV serials and films have been made. While writing the article, I recalled that Satyajit Roy has written stories on his fictional character, ‘Feluda’ who is also a detective and investigator. He had directed two Bangla feature films based on ‘Feluda’ stories – ‘Sonar Kella’ (1974) and ‘Joy Baba Felunath’ (1979). It will be interesting to note as to how these two detective characters differ in their style of investigations which I will come to it later.

Satyajit Ray had once said that he made a living by writing children’s stories and from their publications rather than earning from his films.  His stories of ‘Feluda’ were first published in children’s magazine ‘Sandesh’ and later published as books. He had said that since his childhood, he was hooked to stories of Sherlock Holmes and inspired him to write the Indianised version of Sherlock Holmes- both culturally and temperamentally. Satyajit Roy wrote 35 stories of Feluda which were published between 1965 and 1995.

In all the Feluda stories, there are some characters who are part of almost all the stories. Detective and investigator, Feluda (real name: Prodosh Chandra Mitter) is the Indian equivalent of Sherlock Holmes. Feluda’s cousin, Topshe (real name: Tapas Ranjan Mitra) is equivalent of Dr Watson. Feluda’s friend Jatayu (real name: Lalmohan Ganguly) is a writer of crime thrillers who has often been depicted as a comical character.  In addition, there are characters like  Maganlal Meghraj, a villain who is an important part in some of the Feluda stories.

I have watched most of Byomkesh Bakshi’s stories on T V serials. So, I have fairly good idea as to how the main characters of Byomkesh and his assistant, Ajit have been depicted on screen.  But in regards to Feluda stories, my only exposure is Satyajit Roy’s two films mentioned above. Based on these sources and also reading summaries of few other stories, the some comparison between two detective stories of  Byomkesh Bakshi and Feluda  is attempted.

  1. Feluda stories are targeted towards children and teenagers though even the adults may also like. The investigations mostly centre around thefts of manuscripts, antique, artifacts items, kidnapping etc. Byomkesh stories are at a higher level of intelligence in solving cases and therefore meant for adults. The investigations are mainly related to murders arising out of property disputes, greed, revenge, adultery etc. Hence, there will be at least one or more female characters in the story. In Feluda stories, female characters hardly find place.
  2. Feluda is a tall, handsome and athletic person. He is a bachelor. He carries weapons with him and will not be averse to using strong arm methods. Byomkesh Bakshi is a bespectacled dhoti-clad detective and investigator who likes to be called as ‘Satyanweshi’ (Truth-seekar). He is a married man.  He rarely uses weapons or resorts to violent methods during his investigation.
  3. Most of Feluda stories are set outside Kolkata as he is a travel buff. Byomkesh gets most of the cases of investigation in around Kolkata.
  4. Feluda is accompanied in his work by his cousin, Thopse, a teenager who helps in recording the events during the investigations. The other accomplish is a writer of detective stories with his penname, Jatayu. He is more into bringing comical reliefs with his jokes gone wrong and with some silly questions. Byomkesh is acccompanied by his wife, Satyabati and Ajit who is also a writer.

Of the two Feluda films which Satyajit Ray directed, I gave preference for ‘Joy Baba Felunath (1979) which was available with English sub-titles. The gist of the story is as under:

Feluda (Saumitra Chatterjee) along with his cousin, Thopse (Siddharth Chatterjee) and the writer-friend, Jatayu (Santosh Dutta) are on a visit to Varanasi for a holiday. While on a stroll to ghats of Varanasi along with the hotel manager, they meet  Ambika Ghoshal who is introduced by the hotel manager to Feluda. Ghoshal revealed that the antique idol of Ganesh has been stolen and his father does not want to report the theft to police as he has no faith in police investigation. Feluda agrees to investigate the matter to solve the case.

During the course of his investigations, he visits Ghoshal family house and meets the father of Ambika Ghoshal  He finds him and Ambika Ghoshal’s minor son interested in reading detective stories. He also meets Bikash (Biplab Chatterjee), a member of Ghoshal family but no relation to them. He also comes to know that Maganlal Meghraj (Utpal Dutt) who had visited Ghoshal on the previous day to buy the antique Ganesh idol but Ghoshal had refused to sell. Maganlal is actually a trader in antique items and artefacts and the Machhlibaba, the fake sadhu is a front for him in his illicit business. So, Maganlal is the first suspects.

But there are others in the Ghoshal family who could also be suspects. Ambika Ghoshal was in debt as his business was down. He has, therefore, some motivation to sell the Ganesh idol to raise the money. Bikash had planned to go back to his native place as he did not like to stay with Ghoshal family for long doing house-hold chores. However, he did not have money to quit Ghoshal family. Lastly, Feluda meets the aged Shashibabu, an Durga idol maker who is making the idol of Durga in Ghoshal house for the ensuing Durga Pooja.

Feluda suspects the role of Bikash in Ganesh idol theft especially when he is suddenly planned to visit his native place. Feluda confronts Bikash by taking him at gun-point to a secluded place where he spills the beans. Feluda had already kept the police informed who takes him to the custody.

The fact of the case was that while painting the Durga idol, Shahsibabu finds a Ganesh idol falling from the mouth of the tiger’s idol. He takes the idol to Bikash fearing that he would be branded a thief. Bikash comforts him and assure him that he would handle the issue. But instead of handing over the Ganesh idol to Ghoshal family, he sells it to Maganlal for partly sum. Since Shashibabu knows that Ganesh idol has been found, Maganlal gets him killed.

Now it is the turn of Maganlal who has to be caught red-handed. For this, Feluda disguises himself as Machhlibaba and sits on the ghat along with his devotees. As expected, Maganlal comes with the Ganesh idol in the guise of a gift to Machhlibaba and hands over to him. The police team was already watching from the nearby place. He is caught red-handed with the Ganesh idol. He gets arrested. The case is solved. At the outset, there is not much suspense in the story as Maganlal was a suspect from the very beginning.

There is, however, a twist in the story, not about the suspects, but about the end of the story. When Maganlal had visited Ambika Ghoshal for buying the Ganesh idol, he has given him a friendly banter with a tone of a threat that he would have the idol even if Ghoshal does not sell him. This was heard by Ambika Ghoshal’s minor son. So, he reports the matter to his grandfather who asks him as to what he would do under such a circumstance since he is an avid reader of detective stories. The grandson says that he would keep the Ganesh idol in the mouth of the idol of Tiger which Shashibabu is painting. So, in reality, in the beginning, there was no theft of Ganesh idol but it has been safely kept in the mouth of a tiger idol.

There is a further twist in the story. When Feluda is handing over the recovered Ganesh idol, he reveals to the grandfather that the Ganesh idol is a fake one and it will not fetch even 1000 rupees. So where is the real antique Ganesh idol? The grandfather keeps mum.  Feluda gives the answer  that he knows from his source that the real antique Ganesh idol has been kept in the safe deposit locker of a bank by the grandfather.

Even though this film is a suspense thriller, as is the case with all other films of Satyajit Ray, the film is an audio-visual treat. He has a penchant for details around the scenes of the shooting and creating the period atmosphere. For example, when Feluda visits to meet the father of Ambika Ghoshal, in the background, an old record player is playing a  thumri of Kesarbai Kerkar. “Kaahe Ko Daari” (1936). On the second time, a ghazal, “Pee Ke Hum Tum Chale” (1909) sung by Zohrabai Agrewali is played in the background.

The ghats and narrow lanes of Varanasi have been beautifully captured. Of all the main actors, I liked the performance Utpal Dutt the most. He has been projected as a ruthless trader who can go to any extent without having to use strong-arm tactics. His stern warning through his expressions and short dialogue delivery are enough to create fear of him.

‘Joy Baba Felunath’ (1979) has only two songs, one each of bhajans of Meera Bai and Soordas. I am presenting a Meera bhajan “Mohe Laagi Lagan Guru Charanan Ki”. The song is sung by Reba Muhuri which is set to music by Satyajit Ray.

Reba Muhuri (1930 – 15/05/2011) was Hindustani classical vocalist who was born in Krishnanagar in Nadia district of West Bengal. Her father, Amiyanath Sanyal was a musicologist from whom she learnt music during her childhood. At the age of 16, Reba got married to an army officer. But her musical journey continued. She was mainly trained by Badi Motibai in Banaras. She also got guidance from Siddheshwari Devi, Rasoolan Bai and Begum Akhtar. She specialised in Khayal, Thumri and Bhajan. She had given concerts in India and abroad.

The song picturization situation is that while strolling on the Varanasi ghats, Feluda and his two associates find a gathering of devotees where one of the devotees is singing while there are visitors taking blessing of Sadhu Machhlibaba who is in fact a conduit for Maganlal for smuggling antiques and artefacts out of India.

The audio clip contains the full bhajan while the bhajan on the video clip is interrupted by dialogues. Hence the continuity of the song on the video clip is lost.

It is better to listen to the audio clip to get a spiritual feelings.

 

Audio

Video

Song – Mohey Laagi Lagan Guru Charnan Ki (Joy Baba Felunath) (1979) Singer – Reba Muhuri, Lyrics – Meerabai, MD – Satyajit Ray

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaaaa
aa aa aa aaaa
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
 
charan bina ab kachhu nahi bhaawe
charan bina ab kachhu nahi bhaawe
jag maaya sab sapanan ki
laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
 
bhav saagar sab sukh gayo hai……..ai…..ai
bhav saagar sab sukh gayo hain
fikar nahi mohe
fikar nahi mohe taranan ki
guru fikar nahi mohe taranan ki
guru fikar nahi mohe taranan ki
guru charanan ki
laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
 
meera ke prabhoooo…oo  
meera ke prabhu giridhar naagar
meera ke prabhu giridhar naagar
giridhar naagar
meera ke prabhu giridhar naagar
aas wahi guru charanan ki
aas wahi guru charanan ki
laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
 
meera ke guroooooooo
giridha…r naagar
giridhar naagar
meera ke guru giridhar naagar
aas wahi guru charanan ki
aas wahi guru charanan ki
laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
mohe laa..gi lagan guru charanan ki
guru charanan ki
charanan ki

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आsssss
आ आ आ आss
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की

चरण बिना अब कछु नहीं भावे
चरण बिना अब कछु नहीं भावे
जग माया सब सपनन की
ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की

भव सागर सब सूख गयो है॰॰ए॰॰ए
भव सागर सब सूख गयो है
फिकर नहीं मोहे
फिकर नहीं मोहे तरणन की
गुरु फिकर नहीं मोहे तरणन की
गुरु फिकर नहीं मोहे तरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की

मीरा के प्रभु॰॰उ॰॰उ
मीरा के प्रभु गिरधर नागर
मीरा के प्रभु गिरधर नागर
गिरधर नागर
मीरा के प्रभु गिरधर नागर
आस वही गुरु चरणन की
आस वही गुरु चरणन की
ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की

मीरा के गुरु॰॰
गिरधर॰॰र नागर
गिरधर नागर
मीरा के गुरु गिरधर नागर
आस वही गुरु चरणन की
आस वही गुरु चरणन की
ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
मोहे ला॰॰गी लगन गुरु चरणन की
गुरु चरणन की
चरणन की

 


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