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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 # 113 # Debutant movie – Neelima-1975
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‘Neelima-1975’ is making its debut on the blog today. Music for this movie is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan. So, we are adding one more Shankar Jaikishan movie on the blog today.

I do not know from where I got it into my mind, but whenever I went through HFGK Vol-V and came across this movie name ‘Neelima-1975’ I had an impression that this movie must have already been covered on the blog. But now it is clear that this movie is yet to be launched on the blog.

‘Neelimaa-1975’ was directed by Pushpa Raj for ‘A.A.N. Productions, Bombay’. It had Zaheeda, Vinod Mehra, Sonia Sahni, Ranjeet, Anjali Kadam, Shahzaad, Nazeer Kashmiri, Rafia Sultana, Sahay, Aarif, Sami, Asgar, Qaiser and others. Anwar Hussain, Suresh, and Sunil Dutt make a special guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.09.1975.

This movie had total three songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishan as per details given below;

Song Lyricist
Hamaara yaar hai, ham hai, muhabbat hai , jawaani hai Majrooh Sultanpuri
Tum agar pyaar se dekho to mazaa aa jaaye Anjum Jaipuri
Tu jo kahe ban jaaoongi main wahi, mujhme sanam kya nahin Majrooh Sultanpuri

Today’s song is a duet song in the voices of Mohd Rafi and Aarti Mukherjee. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri (I think I am first time coming across this combination, or maybe I had come a song by them but now I am not remembering it).

Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Only the audio of this song is available. I think that this movie ‘Neelima-1975’ must be an obscure and forgotten movie.

I would request knowledgeable readers and those who have watched this movie to throw more light on this movie and its songs and their picturization. (though video of one song ‘tu jo kahe ban jaaoongi’ is available on internet.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song … after listening to the song it sounds familiar and maybe I have heard it on radio earlier. I hope readers will enjoy the song too. 😊

With this song the movie ‘Neelimaa-1975’ makes its debut on the blog.

Audio (Full)

Song-Hamaara yaar hai ham hain muhabbat hai jawaani hai(Neelimaa)(1975) Singers-Rafi, Aarti Mukherjee, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both
chorus

Lyrics

hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai

hamaara yaar hai ae

ab in aankhon
aa aa aa
ab in honthon
aa aa aa aa
ki may peekar
aa aa aa aa
hoke nashe mein choor
aa
tammanna ki ee nayi duniya
aa aa aa
basaayenge ae
aa aa aa
chal ke kahin sabse door
aa
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae
aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai

na tu chehke ae ae ae
na tu behke ae ae ae
ke ham barson o o o
tarse hain gin ke din
unhi se ab a a galey lagne ae ae
ki rut aayi ee ee ee
beete juddaayi ke din
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae

aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai

hamaara yaar hai

khilaayenge ae
aa aa aa aa
chaman mein ham
aa aa aa aa
ik aisa gul
aa aa aa aa
jo naa khilaa pehle
aa aa aa aa
ke nanhaa sa

aa aa aa aa
koyi chandaa
aa aa aa aa
hansegaa ab
aa aa aa aa
apne bhi aanchal taley
aa aa aa
hamaara yaar hai
ham hain
muhabbat hai
jawaani hai ae

aa aa aa aa
hamaare haal par kitni
khudaa ki meharbaani hai
meharbaani hai
hamaara yaar hai


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 # 111 # Debutant movie-Saazish-1975
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Today’s song is from the 1975 movie ‘Saazish’.

This movie is making its debut on our blog. It is part of one of my ‘projects’ of bringing ‘movies with same title’ on the blog. We already have a movie with this title released in ‘1959’ represented on the blog. (Incidentally this movie was also launched on the blog with a lyrics contribution sent by me then 😊) (isme meri koi saazish nahin thhi 😊)

There are were two more movies with the same title ‘Saazish’ made in 1988 & 1998, not yet represented in the blog.

‘Saazish-1975’ was directed by Kalidas for ‘Maya Movietone, Bombay’. Kalidas was also the producer of this movie. It had Saira Banu, Dharmendra, Dev Kumar, Rajendra Nath, Madan Puri, Jagdish Raj, Murad, Gayjee, David, Helen etc. Iftekhar and Paintal make special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Ranjan Bose. And screenplay and dialogues were written by Ramesh Pant. Editing of this movie was done by Waman Bhonsle and Guru Dutt Shirali.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 03.02.1975.

‘Saazish-1975’ has five songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri and composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Here are the details of the songs of this movie in order of their appearance (which should be according to the appearing of these songs in the movie) HFGK Vol-V 1971-1980.

Song Singer/s
Na taaj chaahiye na takht chaahiye, tera pyaar chaahiye har waqt chaahiye Asha Bhonsle
Wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain aap jiske kareeb hote hain Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur
Haay phir zaraa zaraa koi teer sa chubha, dil to huaa fidaa Sharda
Tujhe hamne chaaha apna samajh kar Mahendra Kapoor, Saira Banu
How sweet dada ji Asha Bhonsle, Ranu Mukherjee

As I mentioned above, this movie was in my ‘wish-list’ for the ‘project’ of introducing ‘movies with same titles’ on the blog. However, somehow, I had forgotten about this movie due to my attention to other posts. Our dear Prakash ji had also recently sent two songs from this movie for different occasions. But I am leaving them for future posts, because I was looking for a Suman Kalyanpur song composed by Shankar-Jaikishan (for obvious reasons -😊- regulars on the blog and those interested in statistics can guess it easily 😊).

So, today I am presenting a song from this movie sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Suman Kalyanpur.

This song is picturized on Dharmendra and Saira Banu (at foreign locations I guess) where Dharmendra is lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice and Saira Banu is lip syncing in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur (obviously 😊).

I have not watched this movie and would like to request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie, its details and its song please.

With the today’s song ‘Saazish-1975’ makes its debut on the blog … (😊 ye zaroor meri saazish ka hissaa hai 😊)

let us now enjoy today’s song from “Saazish”(1975)…

Video

Audio

Song-Wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain (Saazish)(1975) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both

Lyrics

wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain
wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain
aap jiske kareeb hote hain aen
aap jiske kareeb hote hain aen
aap jiske habeeb hote hain
aap jiske habeeb hote hain
hoye
hoye
hoye
log uske rakeeb hote hain ae
log uske rakeeb hote hain aen aen

wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain

hamne dil deke tumko paaya hai ae
hamne dil deke tumko paaya hai
apne apne naseeb hote hain
o o o o
apne apne naseeb hote hain
wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain
haay
haay
haay
aap jiske kareeb hote hain ae
aap jiske kareeb hote hain aen aen
wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain

dil hamaara tumhi se takraayaa aa aa
dil hamaara tumhi se takraayaa aa
haadse kyaa ajeeb hote hain
haaye ae ae
haadse kyaa ajeeb hote hain

wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain
aap jiske kareeb hote hain ae ae
aap jiske kareeb hote hain aen aen
wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain

aise andaaz se mitaate hain aen aen
aise andaaz se mitaate hain aen
husn waale ajeeb hote hain ae
haaye ae ae
husn waale ajeeb hote hain

wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain
wo bade khushnaseeb hote hain


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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Recently, I came across on internet an offer for sale of an used Extended Play (EP) record of the songs of ‘Aaj Raat Ko’, the film which I had never heard of. The EP was released in 1975 by Polydor India Ltd which had 4 songs – 2 songs on each side. All the songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which were set to music by R D Burman. On checking these songs on one of the video sharing platforms, I found that all the 4 songs were uploaded in audio format. The songs were in the typical mould of R D Burman’s compositions. In one of the audio clips, a record-cover photograph was displayed with a couple of scenes from the film showing Saira Bano, Sujit Kumar and Vinod Mehra. I could not locate the full film on-line.

The description given by the uploader of the audio clip revealed that the film, ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ remained unreleased for reasons unknown. Probably, one of the reasons could be the sudden departure of Vinod Khanna who was one of the main actors in the film, to join Rajneesh in the USA. The film was revived when Vinod Khanna returned from USA in 1985. It got Censor Board certificated on January 25, 1988 under a new title ‘Faisla’ (1988). According to a comment recorded by the son of the producer of the film on the video clip of one of the songs, his father, the producer suffered huge losses due to unprofessional behaviour of some actors and the film was delayed by 13 years. According to him, this film never got released in theaters and was ultimately sold to distributors for paltry sums. The film was released on satellite television.

‘Faisla’ (1988) is now available for watching on one of the video sharing platforms but the print is so bad that images look blurred. There is loss of continuity in some places as a result of which the story in the film looks disjointed. The songs in the film are muted probably on copyright ground.

‘Faisla’(1988) was produced under the banner of Noor Jahan Films and was directed by S Ramanathan. It was a multi-cast film with Ashok Kumar, Saira Bano, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Mehmood, Sujeet Kumar, Chandrashekhar, Ranjeet, Gajanan Jagirdar, and Bindu forming the main star cast. It is a typical Bollywood film catering to the expectations of the type of film audience who loves masala films having action, dance and comedy, villain etc. As usual, in such type of film, the story ends with victory over the evils.

All the 4 songs which were in the original film ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975, UR) have been retained in ‘Faisla’ (1988). I am presenting the first song ‘champa khili daar palak jhoole pyaar’ from the film to appear on the Blog. The song is rendered by Mohammed Rafi and picturised on Vinod Mehra. Saira Bano is also present in the song sequence. Fortunately, video clip of the song is available in which the song starts with humming and two lines of the song rendered by Asha Bhosle who sings for Saira Bano. The audio clip does not have the humming by Asha Bhosle and is also shorter in terms of duration than the video clip as there is no repetition of lines of antaras. While the audios of the songs have been released under the original title. ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975), the video clip of the song has been taken from ‘Faisla’ (1988).

One can make out from the voice of Mohammed Rafi that song was recorded sometime in early 1970s. During the same period, Mohammed Rafi in combination with Majrooh Sultanpuri and R D Burman had also rendered songs of the same mood, like ‘goriya kahaan tera desh re’ (Caravan, 1971) and ‘gori ke haath mein jaise ye chella’ (Mela, 1971).

With this song, ‘Aaj Raat Ko’ (1975, UR)/Faisala (1988) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Champa khili daar palak jhoole pyaar (Faisla)(1988)/ (Aaj Raat Ko)(UR)(1975) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
champa khili daar
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu hmm hmm
sajaniyaa
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
bagiyan mein koyaliya poochhai hamse
kab aihein tohre dil ki janiyaa aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar

na jaane kaun din aayegi
tu na jaane kab hamaar
beetenge din intzaar ke ae ae ae
jab jaaye mere aage se koyi gori kiye singaar
rah jaaun main to nihaar ke ae
ankhiyan mein chamak jaaye bindiyaa tori ee
dhadkan mein baaje re painjaniyaan aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar

jis dam chale basanti hawa
to ho jaaun bekaraar
lekar main bainyyan khuli khuli ee ee
phulwa ki daar aisi lage ke dulhan bani hamaar
dole tu jaise meri gali ee
aajaa re kahaan tak sapna dekhoon oon
beeti jaaye apni to jawaniyaan aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
bagiyan mein koyaliya poochhai hamse ae
kab aihein tohre dil ki janiyaa aan aan aan
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaar
milan ritu aayi sajaniyaa
ho o ho o o
champa khili daar
palak jhoole pyaa..r


This article is written by nahm, 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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4420 Post No. : 15829

Remembrance day of Kalyanji :
24th August :

Since yesterday, when I chanced upon “Dharmatma”(1975) in the “list of songs-moviewise”, I am in a fix. How to start this post !

Unbelievably, only two famous songs from ‘Dharmatma” are posted.
kya khoob lagti ho and

tere chehre mein wo jaadoo hai

Dharmatma had only 4 songs but all were quality songs. As a tribute to Kalyanji (of Kalyanji-Anandji duo) on his 20th death anniversary, I am presenting this song “meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi”, a duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. Indeevar is the lyricist.

I have seen this movie in the early 80’s at Belgaum. A lasting memory is of people throwing coins in the theatre, when the song ‘tere chehre mein woh jaadoo hai’ began. I have seen the movie one more time after that, on TV. So the impression is of that pristine scenery of locations in Afghanistan, the colourful and beautiful Hema Malini, those light romantic songs, which are light yet intense. This is, I think is the hall mark of Kalyanji-Anandji, not so much in the early phase of late 50’s but later movies, I find the compositions to be a bit more intense than what other music directors were making. They are basically in the mold of Shankar-Jaikishan, similar to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. But Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions usually were intense and sharp, but fell short of going over the top. The music orchestration was sounded brighter, never dull. Take the songs of “Saraswati Chandra”, understated yet intense on emotion. Or the songs of ‘Jab jab phool khile”, it was like extreme emotion of a Madan Mohan’s and the unwillingness of SDB to cross a boundary. I think S D Burman crossed his own self-imposed boundaries only in “Pyaasa” and “Guide” to some extent. But that is another story.

This unique balance is visible in numerous songs they composed for Manoj Kumar’s films and Feroz Khan’s films too. Take “Purab paschim”’songs, they are a study in contrasting compositions, from “koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de” to “purva suhaani aayi re….”. Through 70’s they were using a mix of male playback singers for singing for various camps and also actors, including Rajesh Khanna. For female songs, by and large they were faithful to Lata Mangeshkar.

I think the audio cassette I had of sad songs of Mukesh, had mostly Kalyanji-Anandji’s compositions. I will try and list them.
koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de
Chaandi ki deewaar na todi
Mujhko iss raat ki tanhaayi mein aawaaz na do
Hum chhod chale hain mehfil ko
Main to ek khwaab hoon
Waqt karta jo wafaa
Mere toote huye dil se
Hamne tujhko pyaar kiya hai itna
Jis dil mein basa thha pyaar tera

Another thing to be noted here is that most of them are written by Indeewar. The Kalyanji-Anandi teaming with Indeewar was pretty consistent throughout, with few exceptions like “Kora Kaaghaz” and “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. By 1980’s they had also teamed up with Anjaan.

Coming back to the film ‘Dharmatma”, it could have been tacky and gone out of control. But Feroze Khan as director did manage to make this film a worthy adaptation of ‘The Godfather”. An indianised version couldn’t have been better than this in the 70’s. Clearly the outdoor location shots are fabulous and full of vibrant colour. Cinematography must have been one of the reasons for its popularity when released, the same year with the block buster like “Sholey”. Later on more technically slick movies could be made, but no one could quite capture the brilliance of the deserted sunny Afghanistan. The ‘buzkashi’ scenes were replicated in ‘Khuda Gawaah” later. It is also a fact that need for glorification and glamorization of nomadic tribes held sway over authentic portrayal of the tribal lifestyle of the region.

The song is a function song, where Hema Malini as ‘Reshma’ is dancing, more trying to make a statement and asserting her independence to both Feroz Khan and Danny Danzongpa.

I quote these lines from another song (waqt karta jo wafaa) by Indeevar :

ham bhi pyaase hain ye saaqi ko bataa bhi na sake
saamne jaam thaa aur jaam uthaa bhi na sake
kaash ham ghairat-e-mehfil ke na maare hote

Certainly, Reshma here has no such hang-ups 🙂 🙂

And Hema Malini as the gypsy girl is yet to be emulated by anyone. It is the magic of Cinema in Eastman colour. I want to say no more.

Audio:

Video :

Song-Meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi (Dharmatma)(1975)
Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Indeevar, MD-Kalyanji-Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

Ae liyaa aaa aa
ae ae ae liyaa aa
zubaan zubaan par charche tere
gulshan gulshan mehkaa hai
teri jawaani ki yeh khushboo
saara ‘aalam behka hai
tu hi mera pyaar hai
tu hi meri bandagi
tu hi mera khwaab hai
tu hi meri zindagi
padaa jo tere
husn kaa saayaa
kaante khil gaye ban kar kaliyaan
zair-o-haram ko bhool gaye ham
jab se dekhi teri galiyaan

reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa
reshmaa aaaa

meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se
logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
koyi kahe dil le jaa
koyi kahe dil de jaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
hoy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

mujhe paa
sakegaa wohi ee
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan aaan
mera dil jis pe ho meherbaan
aise paana nahin hai aasaan aan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
pehle rakh le hatheli pe jaan
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
kitne mere deewaane
tera kaanp na jaaye kalejaa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
woy qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri gliyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
meri gliyon se

ho oooo ooo
oooo ooooo
oooooooo

ho agar nibhaane ka dam mm
dil lagaane ka tab naam le ae
dil lagaane ka tab naam le
tu agar jawaan mard hai ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le ae
haathh aa ke meraa thaam le
honnthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
honthon ne tujhe daawat di
paighaam nazar ne bhejaa aa
tujh mein agar
himmat ho mujhe tu
le jaa le jaa le jaa
qurbaan
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
le jaa aa
meri galiyon se
meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayi
sab ki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayi


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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4396 Post No. : 15768

Hullo Atuldom

“Lafange” (1975) was a movie produced and directed by Harmesh Malhotra. It had five songs from which the blog has one song covered. It was under Sudhirji’s series of “Rafi SB -in the seventies”.

But the more popular song of the movie was its title song “log kehte hain, ke hum lafange hain”. That is not the song we shall have today. We will be celebrating the birthday of the leading lady of this movie with a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare were the music composers.

“Lafange” was another run-of-the-mill masala movie. It was the story of “beautiful Sapna (Mumtaz) who lives with her wealthy father, Dhanraj (Sapru), and a younger brother in a palatial house. Her father comes across some valuable diamonds and conceals them in a secret place. While driving one day, Dhanraj is killed, but her brother escapes without any injuries, but loses control of his vocal chords unable to tell anyone how the accident occurred, and goes missing. After Sapna wins a beauty contest, she travels to Bombay and meets with a young wheel-chair bound soldier named Gopal, and both fall in love with each other. What Sapna does not know is that Gopal is a fraud, a con-man who is only after her money. Then her life is even more complicated after she finds out that her father was killed by a man named Diwan. Before she could think of taking any further action, Diwan and his men track her down – their goal to find the secret location of the diamonds hidden by Dhanraj – and kill anyone who dares to get in their way.” (Got this story from imdb.com, I have not seen the movie).

31st July is the 73rd birthday of Mumtaz, who was at the peak of her career when she gave it all up after marriage to businessman Mayur Madhwani in 1974. She did make an appearance in the David Dhawan directed “Aandhiyan” in 1990 opposite Shatrughan Sinha as mother to Prasenjit (son of her one time co-star Biswajit.

She was born Mumtaz Aksari to Abdul Sameed Aksari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha both of whom were of Afghani origin who were settled in Bombay. It is said that Sardar Begum Habiba Agha was also an actress (needs confirmation from the stalwarts of the blog). She had a sister Malika and two step-siblings. Roopesh Kumar was her cousin. She has two daughters one of whom is married to Fardeen Khan making her Feroz Khan’s daughter-in-law. Her journey in the film industry is well known: beginning as a child actor, growing up into a dancer, vamp, character actress and reaching the pinnacle as leading lady. We have a few of her songs yet to make an appearance on the blog, this is one of them.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Mumu.


Song-Ud chala panchhi ban ke man mera (Lafange)(1975) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ud chala
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

yeh zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
ye zindagi bas ek baar
milti hai ae ae
milti hai
murjha ke phir ye kali kab
khilti hai ae ae ae
bhar le apna daaman
in phoolon ka aa
kya aitbaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
leke tera naam maine
pukaara hai ae ae ae
pukaara hai
samjhe toh kaafi yahi ek
ishaara hai ae ae ae
tera mera kya naata hai
tu saawan hai ae
main hoon bahaar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
tu bhi aa sang mere
dekh nazaara
yeh ek baar
ud chala panchhi ban ke
mann mera saagar ke paar
ud chala


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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#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 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.

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4348 Post No. : 15660

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 19
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Even this one – you might say. Aah yes, even this one. 🙂

This song from ‘Mahal’ in 1949, probably has the most recognized prelude across the entire history of Hindi Film Song. It has become the signature song of the earlier decades of Hindi cinema. No representative selection of Lata ji’s songs would ever be considered complete without it.

The all too familiar picturization – the girl on the swing then the empty swing, the lonely boat in the river, the stunningly beautiful features of Kamini (Madhubala) – the song and its images are now an unforgettable montage. There is a whole traditional lore that now accompanies this song, which has achieved a cult status over the decades.

‘Kadambari’ from 1975, is delicate love story of young hearts which has some unconventional twists to it. The film is based on the novel ‘Dharti Sagar te Sippiyan’ written by Amrita Pritam. The film is produced under the banner of Madhu Creation Picture Pvt Ltd, Bombay and is directed by HK Verma. The star cast lis listed as Shabana Azmi, Vijay Arora, Arpana Choudhary, Jeet Surendra, Ajeet Singh, Mona, Jugnu, Chand Usmani, and V Gopal etc.

The film has two songs. One is written by Amrita Pritam herself –“Ambar Ki Ek Paak Suraahi, Baadal Ka Ek Jaam Uthaakar”, composed by Ustad Vilayat Khan and sung by Asha Bhosle, and the second one is “Kyon Hum Tum Rahen Akele”, written by Geetanjali Singh and is composed and sung by Ajeet Singh.

As per the official listings, that is all the songs in this film. In fact both the songs are already present on our blog and in that sense the film is already yippeee’d.

But wait, here is the surprise that was mentioned in a message early morning today. The film carries this iconic song – a repeat version, which in of itself, has a significant importance. The song is not reused in its original form. It has been re-recorded in the voice of Kavita Krishnamurty, and reused in this film. The important point here is that this is the debut recording of a film song by Kavita Krishnamurty in Hindi films – her first song. And she gets to re-render this classic masterpiece.

The song appears in the film in two parts. One stanza is performed close to the beginning of the film. The occasion is the birthday party of Chetna (Shabana Azmi). A very close and dear friend, Amit (Vijay Arora) is still awaited to join. In this mood, Chetna sings one stanza of this song – “Deepak Bagair Kaise Parwaane Jal Rahe Hain“.

The second stanza – “Bhatki Huyi Jawaani. . .” appears sometime before the end of the film. This stanza appears in the background. The situation is that a chance meeting happens between Chetna and Sheetal (Aparna Chaudhry) after many years. Both are in passing through difficult time in life, both are single and both are awaiting the men they love to return to them. Sheetal is in love with Sudhir (Jeet Surendra), who is the brother of Chetna.

As Chetna departs from Sheetal’s home, the song starts to play, with the visual cutting back and forth between Sheetal at home, with paintbrush and canvas, and Chetna in a three wheeler heading back to her home. “Maanjhi Bagair Naiya Saahil Ko Dhoondhti Hai” – the two friends are like directionless boats at sea, searching for the shores.

A brief summary of the storyline,

Chetna and Amit are childhood friends, and are in love. Amit has a past that he once reveals to Chetna – that he is an illegitimate child. His mother was a victim of a violent assault, and the man responsible neither did own up, nor accepted the lady. Amit’s mother (Chand Usmani) single handedly brings up Amit and educates him to be a doctor. Amit reveals that he has such a reverence for his mother that he has taken a vow never to marry, not sure how the prospective addition to the family would treat his mother and whether she would understand the painful past in the family.

To Chetna it becomes clear that Amit will not marry. She is heartbroken, but then she promises herself she will never pursue him for matrimony. An interlude happens in between, and Chetna is now carrying Amit’s child. She hides this fact from everyone, including Amit, moves to Bombay from Delhi on the pretext of a job, stays there for a couple of years, has the child and then returns home with a story about an unfortunate family where the parents passed away leaving behind this newborn child. So she has adopted the child.

The parallel love saga of Sheetal and Sudhir is also not working out well, and the two are not seeing each other. Both are in pain, but both are restraining. Chetna meets with Sheetal and talks with her to coax her back and rebuild the relationship with Sudhir.

In the meantime, Chetna and Amit are also back to their normal exchanges. Amit’s mother, who has always liked Chetna, starts to help with taking care of the child. Some observations, some exchanges, something about the child and Amit’s mother comes to realize that the child’s father is Amit, her son. Situations progress to an amiable juncture where this fact gets revealed and is accepted by everybody. Both couples are back together once again.

It is a sensitively handled drama of love. There are no emotional overplays in the film. Every situation is underplayed and intelligently handled. Love stories are not always dependent on villains and stern parents to play out their saga. In some cases, it is the protagonists themselves who provide the interesting and unexpected turns to the story. ‘Kadambari’ is one such story.

The reuse of the two stanzas of this song are also very imaginative and very appropriately linked into the specific situations and story flow.

And yes, by the way, as per the ten year challenge chart published early morning today, ‘Kadambari’ made its debut 10 years ago today. Quite appropriately, we bring on this post, and add the repeat song to the list of songs of this film on our blog. The song has been suggested to me by Dear Avinash ji, who has also sent us both the set of lyrics – in Hindi and English.

A mysterious and dreary night of a palace from 1949 got transformed into a birthday party at a middle class home in Delhi in 1975. Watch, listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Aayega Aayega. . . Aayega Aanewaala  (Kadambari) (1975) Singer – Kavita Krishnamurty, Lyrics – Nakshab Jarchavi, MD – Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Part I

aayegaaaa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aanewaalaa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aanewaalaa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

deepak bagair kaise
parwaane jal rahe hain
deepak bagair kaise
parwaane jal rahe hain
koi nahin chalaata
aur teer chal rahe hain
koyi nahin chalaata aa
aur teer chal rahe hain
tadpega koi kab tak
be-aas be-sahaare ae
tadpega koi kab tak
be-aas be-sahaare
ye kah rahe hain mujhse
dil ke mere ishaare
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aanewaalaa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

Part II

bhatki hui jawaani
manzil ko dhoondhti hai
bhatki hui jawaani
manzil ko dhoondhti hai
maanjhi bagair naiya
saahil ko dhoondhti hai
maanjhi bagair naiya
saahil ko dhoondhti hai
kya jaane dil ki kashti
kab tak lagey kinaare
kya jaane dil ki kashti
kab tak lagey kinaare
lekin ye keh rahe hain
dil ke mere ishaare
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aanewaalaa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa
aayegaa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग I

आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आनेवाला
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ

आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आनेवाला
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ

दीपक बगैर कैसे
परवाने जल रहे हैं
दीपक बगैर कैसे
परवाने जल रहे हैं
कोई नहीं चलाता
और तीर चल रहे हैं
कोई नहीं चलाता
और तीर चल रहे हैं
तडपेगा कोई कब तक
बे-आस बे-सहारे
तडपेगा कोई कब तक
बे-आस बे-सहारे
ये कह रहे हैं मुझसे
दिल के मेरे इशारे
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आनेवाला
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ

भाग II
भटकी हुई जवानी
मंज़िल को ढूंढती है
भटकी हुई जवानी
मंज़िल को ढूंढती है
मांझी बगैर नैया
साहिल को ढूंढती है
मांझी बगैर नैया
साहिल को ढूंढती है
क्या जाने दिल की कश्ती
कब तक लगे किनारे
क्या जाने दिल की कश्ती
कब तक लगे किनारे
लेकिन ये कह रहे हैं
दिल के मेरे इशारे
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा आनेवाला
आएगा आ
आएगा आ
आएगा 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 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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4296 Post No. : 15551

sone ko ham kalandar
aate hain bori bandar. . .

Yes, one of the very well known landmarks of Bombay (now Mumbai). And a very historic landmark at that. A lot has changed over the decades, but let us talk about the origins first.

As I searched for the meaning of the word Bori Bunder, I came across the following definition – a storage house for sacks; translating ‘bori’ as the sack made from jute thread, and ‘bunder’ identified as a variation of ‘bhandaar’ i.e. a storage house. This latter meaning is incorrect in my opinion. Some people who want to populate the Wikipedia and write with a modern mindset, probably are not aware that there are things called dictionaries for Hindi also. A quick check shows that ‘bunder’ (बंदर) is short form of ‘bundergaah’ (बन्दरगाह) which means a seaport, where ships come and stay for some time.

So anyways, coming back to the original thread. The claim for fame for Bori Bunder is that it is the first railway station built in India, and from where the first passenger train service was started on 16th April, 1853. This last Thursday, 16th April, the country celebrated the 167th anniversary or let us say, birthday of the Indian Railways as an organization. This post has been in the making good part of the past week. And so belated wishes to all, and especially to our fearless leader. 🙂

Yes, a lot has changed since that fateful date in 1853. The original Bori Bunder station was rebuilt in a much larger format. The construction started in 1878 by a railway company founded in London – Great Indian Peninsula Railway and it took 9 years for the work to complete on this magnificent Gothic style buiding. In 1888 It was inaugurated as, to honor the milestone of 50 years of the reign of Queent Victoria, the then monarch of England. The initials VT (for Victoria Terminus) are still in widespread use in the local parlance in Bombay. Then, more than a century later, in 1996, the then current state government in Maharashtra renamed this iconic heritage site as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in the honor of the valiant Maratha leader and king Chhatrapati Shivaji, who established the Maratha Empire.

Ah but, I digress again. Let’s get back to the original thread. April 16th. The year is 1853. The first war of Independence (1857) is still four years hence. Time is 3.30 pm in the afternoon. A train waits on the Bori Bunder station – the boiler all steamed up, the smoke from the coal fires in the heart of the rising from the chimney of the locomotive, a band all ready to pom-pom, and a row of 21 cannons all set for the firing salute. The bands start to play. The 21 gun salute is initiated. There is a hurrah – approx 400 passengers on the train and an equal or more number on the platform. At 3.35, the crankshaft starts to chug, the train starts to move slowly, and picking up speed, slithers out of the station, all 14 carriages of it. The destination – a small town named Tanna, a distance of 21 miles north east from Bori Bunder. The train left at a fair clip of about 20 miles per hour, and completed the journey in just about one hour plus. And the history was recorded – that the first rail service in India, which carried passengers. Certainly a very significant red letter day in the history of India.

As I said, lot has changed. So has Tanna – it is now called Thane.

So, I did mention ‘passenger rail service’. Yes, the train tracks have been around in India since as early as 1835. Prior to the 1853 trip, all the train projects in India were related to haulage of construction material, timber and goods etc. Many of these earlier rail services were not even driven by locomotives, but in some places by horses, and even men. I garnered and edited the below summary from www.irfca.org which is the official website of the Indian Railways Fan Club – Ah yes we do have a fan club for railways – it was news to me too. 🙂

1832 First proposal for a railway in India, in Madras. This remained a dream on paper.
1835-1836 A short experimental railway line is constructed at Chintadripet, near Madras, which later became the Red Hill Railroad.
1837 The first operational railway in India – the Red Hill Railroad near Madras, used for transporting granite stone.
1838 Likely date of first locomotive built in India – an Avery design rotary engine built for the Red Hill Railroad.
1840s Various proposals for railways in India, especially around Calcutta (EIR) and Bombay (GIPR).
1844 R MacDonald Stephenson’s “Report upon the Practicability and Advantages of the Introduction of Railways into British India” is published.
1845 A railway is in operation near Rajahmundry for conveying construction material and stone for irrigation works and a dam across the Godavari.
Survey work carried out for Bombay-Kalyan line and an extension up the Malay Ghat for proposed connections to Khandwa and Pune.
May 8: Madras Railway Company is formed.
East India Railway company is formed.
1849 Great Indian Peninsular Railway incorporated by an Act of Parliament.
1851 Locomotive Thomason is used for construction work in Roorkee, beginning on December 22. Construction begins of an “experimental” section of track (Howrah-Rajmahal) for the proposed Calcutta-Delhi link via Mirzapur (EIR).
1852 Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, Falkland, begins shunting operations on February 23. The line is ready by November, and on the 18th of November, a trial run of the Bombay-Thane trip (35 km) is held. (Some accounts suggest another locomotive, Vulcan might have also been used for shunting operations here.)
The Madras Guaranteed Railway Company is formed.
1853 On April 16th, at 3:35pm, the first train in India leaves Bombay for Thane (see above for details). Initial scheduled services consist of two trains each way between Bombay and Thane and later Bombay and Mahim via Dadar.
Madras Railway incorporated; work begins on Madras-Arcot line.
1854 On August 15th, the first passenger train in the eastern section is operated, from Howrah to Hoogly (24 miles). The section is soon extended to Pundooah. Howrah station at the time is simply a tin shed with a small booking office, and a single narrow platform.
By May, GIPR Bombay-Thane line is extended to Kalyan and is a double tracked line; inaugurated by Lord Elphinstone. Dapoorie viaduct is completed.
GIPR opens its first workshops at Byculla.
Stations are classified into 4 groups on some railways, according to traffic and the proportion of European and Indian passengers.
1855 BB&CI Railway incorporated, and begins work on a Surat-Baroda line.
Thane-Kalyan line extended to Vasind on the north-east.
February 3: EIR’s “experimental” track for a Calcutta-Delhi route now consists of a Howrah to Raneegunje (Raniganj, collieries near Asansol) section of 121 miles.
August: EIR 21 and 22 (‘Express’ and ‘Fairy Queen’) begin work. The Fairy Queen is still working!
HMS Goodwin carrying railway carriages for East Indian Railway Co. sinks. Another ship carrying a locomotive is mis-routed to Australia.
1856 Royapuram – Wallajah Road line constructed by the Madras Railway Company
Jul 1: The first train service in the south begins, from Royapuram / Veyasarapady (Madras) to Wallajah Road (Arcot) (approx. 100km) by the Madras Railway Company.
A combined Loco, Carriage and Wagon Workshop is set up by the Madras Guaranteed Rly. (later part of the MSMR) at Perambur, near Madras, later to become the Carriage and Wagon Workshops of SR (and the Loco Workshops at Perambur).
Sind (later Sind, Punjab and Delhi) Railway is formed, a guaranteed railway.
GIPR line extended to Khopoli via Palasdhari on the south-east. Regular services are now run from Mumbai to Vasind and from Mumbai to Khopoli. Stations opened at Dadar, Kurla, Titwala, Badlapur, and Neral.
1858 Eastern Bengal Railway and the Great Southern of India formed (guaranteed railways).
June 14: Khandala-Pune section of GIPR open to traffic. The 21km gap over the Bhore ghat (Karjat – Khandala) is crossed by palanquin, horses, or on foot. In some cases the passenger cars were also carried over each way.
1859 On March 3rd, the first train in the north was operated, from Allahabad to Kanpur (180km).
BBCI Railway obtains permission to extend its lines southwards from Surat, and opens its Grant Road terminus for its proposed line from Surat.
Eastern Bengal Railway begins construction on Calcutta-Kushtia line (175km).
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway formed, with 5% guarantee from the government.
1860 Bhusawal station set up by GIPR.
Vasind-Asangaon line opened.
1861-65 Several (about a dozen) railway companies are incorporated.
Various early experiments with providing passenger amenities such as toilets, lights, etc. These naturally tended to be introduced first in the First Class carriages and only later in the lower classes of accommodation.
Sind and Punjab Railway is engaged in construction of a northward line from Karachi, a Lahore-Multan line, and a Lahore-Delhi line.
Kanpur-Etawah section opened.
1861 Madras Railway’s trunk route from Madras extended to Beypur / Kadalundi (near Calicut). Work begins on a north-western branch out of Arakkonam.
Great Southern Railway of India completes 125km BG line between Nagapatnam and Trichinopoly. (Some sources suggest the line was till Tanjore, and extended to Trichinopoly by March 1862.)
Churchgate station opened by BBCI Railway as its new terminus for Bombay.
January 1: GIPR’s Kasara line opens (extended from Asangaon).
May 13: Karachi-Kotri section of the Scinde Rly. opens to public traffic, the first section in the region that would later become Pakistan.
1862 Feb. 8: Jamalpur Loco Works established.
Khanderao, the Gaekwar of Baroda, opens 8 miles of an NG railway line from Dabhoi towards Miyagam. Oxen were used as the motive power!
EIR’s Delhi-Calcutta route progresses as far as the west bank of the Yamuna, via Mughalsarai. Sahibganj Loop.
Sealdah station commissioned.
Bhore ghat incline constructed, connecting Palasdhari to Khandala.
November: EBR’s Calcutta-Kushtia line open for traffic.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway’s 45km line from Calcutta to Port Canning is constructed.
Amritsar-Attari section completed on the route to Lahore.
The Indian Branch Railway Co. formed to construct short branches and feeder lines in northern India, with a 20-year subsidy but no guarantee.
The Indian Tramway Co. is formed for building short lines around Madras, also with a 20-year subsidy. This suffered losses later, was reorganized to become the Carnatic Railway and finally was taken over by the South Indian Railway.
Two-tier seating is introduced in Third Class (on EIR, GIPR, etc.) as a measure to alleviate overcrowding. A typical coach carries 50 passengers on the lower seats, and 70 on the upper level, nearly doubling the capacity of the already overcrowded third-class coaches. These were the first double-decker coaches to be used in India, and perhaps in the world (?).
Madras Railway extends its lines to Renigunta.
GSIR’s Nagapatnam – Trichinopoly line opened to traffic.
1863 May 14: GIPR line from Bombay across the Bhore Ghat to Pune constructed.
BB&CI Railway completes Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad line.
EIR completes Arrah bridge over the Sone.
Port Canning – Mutlah line opened by the Calcutta & South-Eastern R Railway.
Nalhati – Azimganj 4′ gauge line built by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
First luxury carriage in India is built for the Governor of Bombay.
1864 August 1: First train into Delhi. Through trains run between Delhi and Calcutta; coaches are ferried on boats across the river at Allahabad.
Bombay-Surat line completed by BB&CI Railway.
Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantt. branch added by Madras Railway; Bangalore Mail begins running.
First proposals for (horse-drawn) trams in Bombay.
1865 Sind and Punjab Railway’s Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line is completed. Works begins on line from Delhi to Amritsar.
BB&CI completes Bombay-Ahmedabad rail link.
Yamuna bridge at Allahabad opened, allowing EIR trains to cross over without using ferries.
Arakkonam-Conjeevaram 3’6″ line built by the Indian Tramways Co.
Kasara line extended to Igatpuri over the Thull (Thall) ghat.
GIPR timetables show ‘local trains’ separately for the first time. These are in the sections to Mahim and Kalyan.
Alambagh Workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly. (formerly the Indian Branch Rly. Co.).
Howrah station gets a second platform.
1866 Railway Branch formed in Central Public Works Department.
Delhi and Calcutta are linked directly by rail as the completion of the Yamuna bridge (road and rail) in Delhi allows the trains to reach what later became Delhi Junction. The 1 Dn / 2 Up Mail begins running — this is the predecessor of the Howrah – Kalka Mail.
Bhusawal-Khandwa section opened.
W. Newman & Co. begins publishing the “Newman’s Indian Bradshaw” for train timetables in India.
Indian Branch Rly. Co. begins construction of Lucknow-Kanpur light MG line.
1867 Virar – Bombay Backbay suburban service commences (BB&CI); one train in each direction each day.
Some Indian locos are sent overseas for the Abyssinian expedition.
GIPR branch line extended to Nagpur; Bhusawal-Badnera section opened.
EIR branch line extends from Allahabad to Jubbulpore (Jabalpur).
Lucknow-Kanpur line opened by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
1868 Madras Railway extends its network (with a new terminus at Royapuram) to Salem, and also finishes the Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantonment branch.
November: Sind, Punjab, and Delhi Railway’s line towards Amritsar from Delhi (Ghaziabad) is open for traffic up to Ambala.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, having suffered extensive losses on their Sealdah-Canning line because of floods and other problems, decide to transfer the line to the government in return for capital costs, becoming the first railway to be taken over by the state.
GSIR’s line reaches Erode, connecting to the Madras State Rly.
Charbagh workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly
1869 GIPR locals extended from Mahim to Bandra.
Jan. 25: Runaway train on the Bhore Ghat derails and crashes after failing to be stopped by a catch siding, and is made (in)famous by pictures in the Illustrated London News.
Total trackage in India is about 4000 miles.

Whew, and this is just the highlights from the first three decades of railway establishment activity in the country. Covering the entire history just in highlights will take probably 8 to 10 such posts. I will pause here and present some current statistics. By the way, after the partition, GIPR was reorganized and packaged as the Central Railway of the Indian Railways.

Currently, the Indian Railway system is the fourth largest in the world today, with over 68,000 km of route coverage, with running track length of 87,040 kms. The total trackage including yards, sidings etc. stands at 113,993 kms. It is the largest single employer in the country with over thirteen lac employees. In terms of passenger volumes, I had read in an article some years back, that at any given point in time, 1% of our country’s population is riding in trains. That, my friends, is a massive number. By that measure, I am sure the Indian Railway system is the largest in the world.

The most important highlight for the members of this blog is that this blog manages the Mechanical Workshop of North East Railways, in Gorakhpur. 🙂 🙂

Coming to the song presented with this post. A brief background. The idea about this song was shared with me, during my search for the song “Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do” which had been requested by Nahm ji. In course of my search, as I was checking the Films Division sources, another input that I got was that there are two songs which were also produced by Films Division, relating to Indian Railways. And possibly these songs are also in the voice of Rafi Sb. I checked with other friends in my circle, especially the Rafi Sb specialists. They confirmed that they have heard about these two songs but the songs themselves have not been traced so far. Later, when Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) passed on to me the song that Nahm ji had requested, he confirmed that Films Division does list two documentaries about Indian Railways which possibly could contain these two songs. But the documentaries themselves are not available.

I then turned to my friends in the Railways itself. Of course, Atul ji is the first person I sent request to help trace these documentaries. And the next person I talked with is Shri KL Pandey ji, the retired additional member of Rail Board. Readers and friends would be more familiar with him as the person behind the monumental work he has done to identify the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. To date, he has cataloged more than 18 thousand Hindi film songs with complete raag analysis. He referred to his network inside the rail ministry, and then quickly sent me the link to the web site of the Indian Railways Fan Club. This fan club has unearthed the original Films Division documentaries, and has published them on its web site.

About this song. It turns out to be in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor and not Rafi Sb. The songwriter and the music director is Prem Dhawan. It is a long song, almost 9 minutes in duration. I could not ascertain the date on this documentary. The Films Division archives page says the database is not available. My guess is that this documentary would have been made sometimes uin 1974-75 time frame.

The shutdown of the complete rail services is in progress currently, in step with the nationwide lockdown on account of the COVID-19 infection spread. Some parts of media have highlighted this as the first ever time that the railways have been shut down totally. However, this is not a true statement. Some parts of media have also recalled the one solitary occasion in the past, when a similar total shutdown had occurred.

In May of 1974, there was a total strike called by the coordination committee of all the trade unions of railway employees. The strike was led by the late George Fernandes, a senior leader of the Socialist party. That strike had lasted for 20 days from 8th to 27th May of 1974, that was the first and the biggest disruption of countrywide services of the railways. Never before, under any emergent circumstances had the complete railway system been shut down. I have memories of those hot days of the summer of 1974, when the rail service across the country had been shut down, and that was the major topic of discussion at home and in the newspapers. This documentary was most probably created just after this strike, so I guess it must have been in 1974 or 1975 at the latest.

A big salute to the entire Indian Railways – the lifeline of our country. That theme is highlighted in this song. The visuals are from more than four decades ago. But the intent and the message of this song remains unchanged. A rare and marathon song, Mahendra Kapoor at his typical best. Enjoy.


Song – Ye Hai Wo Gaadi, Desh Ki Gaadi (Mahendra Kapoor NFS) (1970s) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ek hain wo jo desh ki khaatir
chaand pe pahunche jaate hain
aur doosre hum hain
bani cheezon ko aag lagaate hain
ye kaun hain desh drohi jo
iska satyanaash karen
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
mere bhaaiyo yaad rahe
har samay ye saath nibhaati hai
roz marra ki cheezon ko
yahaan wahaan pahunchaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

jab dushman hamla karta hai
jab dushman hamla karta hai
to desh pe vipda aati hai
yehi wo gaadi veeron ko
seema par le jaati hai
jab zakhmi bhai hotey hain
to unke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
inhin ki kaali kartooton se
laakhon bhai marte hain
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

laakhon log jo is ke zariye
apna pet bhi bharte hain
raat aur din ki mazdoori se
beewi bachche palte hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ki sewa karte hain
injan gaadi line ho dabba
laakhon rupaiye lagte hain
in par kharcha karne waale
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap ke khoon pasine se
jab desh ki unnati hoti hai
desh ki unnati honay se
khushali desh mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
apna khoon bhi dene mein
ye kabhi nahin ghabraate hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ke kaam mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

kaam bhi kar lo
naam bhi kar lo
duniya se kya le jaana hai
khaali haath hi aaye the
aur khaali . . .
[. . .]
. . . waahe guru
aur eesa sabka saathi hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi

ye hai wo gaadi. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

एक हैं वो जो देश की खातिर
चाँद पे पहुंचे जाते हैं
और दूसरे हम हैं
बनी चीजों को आग लगाते हैं
ये कौन हैं देश द्रोही जो
इसका सत्यानाश करें
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
मेरे भाइयो याद रहे
हर समय ये साथ निभाती है
रोज़मर्रा की चीजों को
यहाँ वहाँ पहुंचाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
तो देश पे विपदा आती है
यही वो गाड़ी वीरों को
सीमा पर ले जाती है
जब ज़ख्मी भाई होते हैं
तो उनके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
इन्हीं की काली करतूतों से
लाखों भाई मरते हैं
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

लाखों लोग जो इसके ज़रिये
अपना पेट भी भरते हैं
रात और दिन की मज़दूरी से
बीवी बच्चे पलते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश की सेवा करते हैं
इंजन गाड़ी लाइन हो डब्बा
लाखों रूपइए लगते हैं
इन पर खर्चा करने वाले
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप के खून पसीने से
जब देश की उन्नति होती है
देश की उन्नति होने से
खुशहाली देश में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
अपना खून भी देने में
ये कभी नहीं घबराते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश के काम में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

काम भी कर लो
नाम भी कर लो
दुनिया से क्या ले जाना है
खाली हाथ आए थे
और खाली ॰ ॰ ॰
[॰॰॰]
॰ ॰ ॰ वाहे गुरु
और ईसा सबका साथी है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
सबको साथी मिलाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी

ये है वो गाड़ी॰ ॰ ॰

 


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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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 18
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‘Do Jaasoos-1975’ was directed by Naresh Kumar for ‘Dimple Films, Bombay’. He was also the producer of this movie. It had Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Kamal Kapoor, Manmohan Krishan, Ram Mohan, Asit Sen, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Appi Umrani, Dulari, V. Gopal, Madhu Apte, Ratna, Moolchand, Ratan Gaurang, Bachan Singh and others.

This movie introduced Shailendra Singh and Bhavna Bhatt as an actor and it was mentioned in titles as ‘introducing Bobby singer…’ and ‘Teenager’ for Bhavna Bhatt respectively.

Farida Jalal, Alka, Sanjana, Sundar, Ram Avtaar made friendly appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by K.A. Narayan. Dialogues were written by Irshad and editing was done by Govind Dalwadi.

This movie had total seven songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri (five songs), Rajkavi Tulsi (one song) and one song was uncredited (as per HFGK Vol V 1971-1980).

Music for this movie was composed by Ravindra Jain.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.05.1975.

Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle and Shailendra Singh had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

“Do Jaasoos-1975” made its debut on the blog exactly ten years ago on this day (8 april 2010) and thus this movie completes its ten-year run on the blog and this movie is not yet YIPPEED till now despite getting introduced in the blog one decade ago :).

Total three songs were represented on the blog on 08.04.2010 including a song from this movie;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Purvaiyya leke chali meri naiyya Do Jaasoos-1975 04 of 07 songs posted
Meri jaan meri jaan kehna maano Do Chor-1972 All songs posted
Koyi nazraanaa le kar aaya hoon main Aan Milo Sajana-1970 All songs posted

I remember to have watched this movie ‘Do Jaasoos’ in my childhood with elders in the family but have forgotten it now. Two songs from this movie i.e. ‘Purvaiyya leke chali meri naiyya’ and ‘Do jaasoos karen mahsoos’ have remained imprinted in my memory and I have a big nostalgia for them. Later, when I grew up and started my collection of songs, I was on the look out for these songs, and my search for these songs ended much later.

The only other song from this movie that I vaguely remember was ‘chadh gayi chadh gayi angoor ki beti chadh gayi’ and I had decided to present it today and had also sought permission 🙂 from Mahesh ji (Mukesh ji’s greatest fan) but when I browsed through other songs of this movie I selected this one another cheerful, refreshing and pleasant song sung by Shailendra Singh and Lata Mangeshkar. This song is picturized on Shailendra Singh himself and on Bhavna Bhatt.

I don’t remember to have heard this song in the recent years, or even I feel I like I have not heard it earlier or may have forgotten it over the years.

(Note: – In the details of this movie in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980), HFGK mentions Ravindra Jain as co-lyricist for all songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri. However, no details/reason has been mentioned for this in the addendum/corrigendum in HFGK.
I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this.
Also, HFGK doesn’t mention lyricist name for the song ‘Happy new year’.)

Following songs from “Do Jaasoos-1975” have been posted on the blog till now :-

Song Posted On
Purvaiyya leke chali meri naiyya 08.04.2010
Saal mubaarak sahib jee 01.01.2012
Happy new year to you 01.01.2013
Do jaasoos karen mehsoos 02.06.2018

let us now enjoy this lovely duet song from “Do Jaasoos”(1975). Incidentally exactly the same singers and actors sing and lip sync this song who figured in the debut song of the movie ten years ago on the same day ! Needless to say that the lyricists and Music director also remain the same. 🙂


Song-Main bijli hoon titli hoon hirni hoon (Do Jaasoos)(1975) Shailendra Singh, Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri + Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

aa jaa
un hunh
aa jaa aa jaa
nahin nahin nahin
main bijli hoon
titli hoon
hirni hoon
main bijli hoon
titli hoon
hirni hoon
tere haath naa aaungi
din raat sataaungi
main chhup chhup jaaungi ee

arey arey
main baadal hoon
bhanwraa hoon
jharnaa hoon
main shor machaaungaa
gaa gaa ke bulaaungaa aa
peechhaa naa chhodungaa
arey arey
main bijli hoon
titli hoon
hirni hoon

main jo patang banoon
tum kya karoge
main jo patang banoon
tum kya karoge
baadal ke paar udoon
phir kya karoge
bolo
bolo
bolo
bolo
phir kya karoge

ae he
o ho
aa haa
dhaaga ban jaaungaa
tujhe kheench ke laaunga aa
peechhaa naa chhodungaa aa
arey arey
main bijli hoon
titli hoon
hirni hoon

main jo gulaab banoon
tum kya karogi
main jo gulaab banoon
tum kya karogi
auron ka khwaab banoon
phir kya karogi
kaho
kaho
kaho
kaho
phir kya karogi
ae he
o ho
aa haa
kaantaa ban jaaungi
gairon se bachaaungi ee
joode mein sajaaungi

arey arey
main baadal hoon
bhanwraa hoon
jharnaa hoon

ulfat ki raah mein jo
toofaan aaye
ulfat ki raah mein jo
toofaan aaye
toofaan aake meri kashti dubaaye
suno
suno
suno
suno
phir kya karoge

ae he
o ho
aa haa
maanjhi ban jaaunga
patwaar uthhaaunga aa
saahil se laaungaa
main saath nibhaaungi
ab door naa jaaungi ee
teri ban jaaungi
teri ban jaaungi
ho o
teri ban jaaungi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————–
आ जा
हुंह हुंह
आजा आजा
नहीं नहीं नहीं
मैं बिजली हूँ
तितली हूँ
हिरनी हूँ
मैं बिजली हूँ
तितली हूँ
हिरनी हूँ
तेरे हाथ ना आऊँगी
दिन रात सताऊँगी
मैं छुप छुप जाऊँगी ई

अरे अरे
मैं बादल हूँ
भंवरा हूँ
झरना हूँ
मैं शोर मचाऊँगा
गा गा के बुलाऊँगा आ
पीछा ना छोडूंगा
अरे अरे
मैं बिजली हूँ
तितली हूँ
हिरनी हूँ

मैं जो पतंग बनूं
तुम क्या करोगे
मैं जो पतंग बनूं
तुम क्या करोगे
बादल के पार उडूं
फिर क्या करोगे
बोलो
बोलो
बोलो
बोलो
फिर क्या करोगे

ए हे
ओ हो
आ हा
धागा बन जाऊँगा
तुझे खीच के लाऊँगा आ
पीछा ना छोडूंगा आ
अरे अरे
मैं बिजली हूँ
तितली हूँ
हिरनी हूँ

मैं जो गुलाब बनूं
तुम क्या करोगी
मैं जो गुलाब बनूं
तुम क्या करोगी
औरों का ख्वाब बनूं
फिर क्या करोगी
कहो
कहो
कहो
कहो
फिर क्या करोगी
ए हे
ओ हो
आ हा
काँटा बन जाऊँगी
गैरों से बचाऊँगी ई
जूड़े में सजाऊँगी

अरे अरे
मैं बादल हूँ
भंवरा हूँ
झरना हूँ

उल्फत की राह में जो
तूफ़ान आये
उल्फत की राह में जो
तूफ़ान आये
तूफ़ान आके मेरी
कश्ती डूबाये
सुनो
सुनो
सुनो
सुनो
फिर क्या करोगे

ए हे
ओ हो
आ हा
माँझी बन जाऊँगा
पतवार उठाऊंगा आ
साहिल से लाऊंगा
मैं साथ निभाउंगी
अब दूर ना जाऊँगी ई
तेरी बन जाऊँगी
तेरी बन जाऊँगी
हो ओ
तेरी बन जाऊँगी


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Blog Day: 4273 Post No.: 15505

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s is a “this happened to me” post. It was a “dream” more than a “dream come true”. A chance to see the Dream Girl in person on my last trip to Mumbai.

So this is what happened- we had just landed at Mumbai airport. I was very tired after a long day followed by a delayed-flight. I told my husband that today i am in no position to walk the distance to the baggage-claim and am planning to hop on to any buggy that ferries passengers and I did. There were two passengers already on that buggy and the lady who was sitting mentioned that the passenger who was in the buggy that overtook us was Hema Malini. And I was disappointed that I had missed having a glimpse of her.

When we reached the drop-off point, I saw that the Dream Girl had just got off and was being courteous with the airport staff and allowing selfies. Very hesitantly I waved out to her and she acknowledged. Then I hinted through action that I would like to come closer and also click pictures with her and she permitted. Then my husband clicked a picture and she said:- “you will not get a good pic from so far, come closer.” And we had one more click which I shared instantly with my children.

My son commented immediately “He has never seen me smile so brilliantly.” But my personal feeling was there can be no smile as Brilliant as that of the Dream Girl -Hema Malini. She still looks a dream, and carries herself so elegantly and majestically. She displayed no airs about being a star or MP i.e. Member of Parliament.

My husband mentioned to her that I was a huge fan of hers and occasionally write about her in the blog. To this she replied- “hope you don’t write anything uncomplimentary”, and I said “oh no, not at all. We write only about the songs and their related movies.” And she gave me her brilliant smile. But this is one encounter that will stay with me forever and I am yet to believe it happened to me.

Recently my husband asked me why I haven’t written about my experience and I said I was waiting for an occasion. Plus I was wondering which song of hers should go with the post, and on what occasion do I present it etc. Today seems to be a good enough occasion. The anniversary of the lyricist of the song.

It is the 18th anniversary of lyricist Anand Bakshi (21 July 1930 – 30 March 2002). He was born Bakshi Anand Prakash Vaid, in Rawalpindi, in modern day Pakistan. His family came to India in the aftermath of partition. Poetry writing was his hobby and when he joined the Indian Army he continued to write whenever time permitted.

All of this are well known facts about Anand Bakshi. We also know that simultaneously he tried marketing his songs to Mumbai film industry. He finally got discharged from the army in 1956 and tried to become a writer or singer but found his foothold as a lyrics writer and “Bhala Aadmi” in 1958 was his first released movie where he wrote four songs.

“Mehndi Lage Mere Haath” with music by Kalyanji Anandji was his first success. And then the songs which found a mark in the hearts and minds of cine-goers never stopped. His wish to sing in movies was fulfilled when he sand “Baaghon mein bahaar aayi” and another solo for “Mom Ki Gudiya” in 1972. he has sung few more songs but written close to 3500 and we have 1036 of them on the blog.

Coming back to today’s song. On my return from Mumbai, last weekend, I saw “Pratiggya”(1975) starring Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Ajit. I don’t remember seeing the movie at the time of its release. This was a movie produced by Dharmendra himself and had “main jat yamla pagla deewana” (the only song from the movie on the blog) which is still in the minds of the fans even after a lapse of 45 years.

Laxmikant- Pyarelal were the music directors with whom Anand Bakshi collaborated in 302 movies. As I was writing this I came across the list of movies released in 1975, fifteen of which had songs written by Anand Bakshi, would like to know if it is a record of some kind.

The song with this post comes immediately after the song “jatt yamla pagla deewana” comes to a close. At the end of the song a drunk Ajit Singh (Dharmendra) falls into the river and dreams that Radha (Hema) is Sahibaan and he is Mirza.

So here is this love song where Hema looks a dream in the dream sequence and let us say Thank You to Anand Bakshi for leaving us this gem.


Song-Uthh neend se mirziya jaag jaa (Pratigya)(1975) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

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

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

uthh neend se mirziya jaag ja aa
teri sahibaan kare pukaar
tu ek akela bhaag jaa aa
tere peechhe ae ae ghudsawaar
vo aa gaye badla lene nu
haan aan aan
tere dushman mere veer
bedardi teer kamaan se ae ae
teri chhaati denge cheer
aisa lagta hai pyaar ke ae
nahin achche kuchh sanjog
humko mar ke bhi soniya aa aa aa
nahin milne denge log

sun sahibaan ?? yaqeen ke
rakh pyaar ki laaj jara
meri bakki(??) se daran farishte
te jatt se dare khuda
aane de unko saamne
hone de lahu-luhaan
chupchaap tamaasha dekh tu u u u u
tere sadke meri jaan
ye baat nahin wo jaante
mere dushman tere veer
jo maar sake mujhe soniye
ae ae ae ae
nahin bana abhi vo teer

o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
haaye re


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