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Blog Day : 3817 Post No. : 14815

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 5
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Welcome to today’s post (albeit one day late) under this series. Today’s post under this series is coming after a long gap of almost two years, though in between I had written two articles on Rajesh Khanna’s anniversaries.

29th December 2018 is the 76th birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (29.12.1942-18.07.2012).

In the previous article under this series we had a song from the ‘1978 movie ‘Chakravyuh’ and today we move forward to the year ‘1979’ …

I had mentioned it earlier and our Atul ji has also been writing this that by ‘mid-seventies’ the Rajesh Khanna magic started declining and his ‘golden period’ was almost over.

Why I am writing ‘almost over’ was because though his movies were failing at the ‘box-office’ they were still coming and he was seen in doing many different types of roles.

The difference was that his movies were not getting commercial success or they do not generate the same hysteria as his movies had been from ‘1969 to 1975’ or we can say from the period of ‘Aradhana’ to ‘Prem Kahaani’.

In ‘1976’ we had his much awaited and talked about movie ‘Mehboobaa’ directed by Kaka’s favorite director Shakti Samanta and the ‘team’ of RD-Anand Bakshi-Kishore together though creating the magical ‘mere naina saawan bhaadon’, ‘parbat ke peechhe’, etc it was not successful at the ‘box-office’.

In ‘1977’ Kaka had a ‘hit’ in ‘Chhaila Baabu’. And the critically acclaimed ‘Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein’…

‘1978’ again was not seen as good for him though his performances in ‘Chakravyuha’ and ‘Naukari’ were appreciated by the critics.

If we go through the filmography of Rajesh Khanna for these years i.e. 1976 to 1979, we can see his seeking different roles like and some of them like a ‘common man’ or ‘man next door’ viz. in ‘Mahaachor’, ‘Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein-1977’ (where he played a ‘postman’), ‘Chakravyuha-1978’, ‘Bhola-Bhala-1978’- an insurance agent (another role is of a ‘dacoit),

Then we can just see the range of directors he was working with for example if we talk of his ‘lean period’ or I can say those years where he was still a ‘under current’ existing strongly and waiting to hit on the ‘top’ again;

He had movies with directors like B.R. Chopra, Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Narinder Bedi, Ramanand Sagar, Mehmood, Joy Mukherji, Omprakash and his favorite Shakti Samant.

Year Passed by Censor on Movie Director
1976 19.07.1976 Mehboobaa Shakti Samant
1976 * 29.07.1976 * Tyaag Deendayal Sharma
1976 16.10.1976 Mahaachor Narinder Bedi
1976 04.12.1976 Bandalbaaz Shammi Kapoor
1977 31.01.1977 Anurodh Shakti Samant
1977 20.04.1977 Chhaila Babu Joy Mukherji
1977 27.04.1977 Karm B.R. Chopra
1977 16.06.1977 Chalta Purza Bhappi Sonie
1977 18.11.1977 Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka J. Omprakash
1977 04.11.1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein Meraj
1978 25.04.1978 Bholaa Bhaalaa Satpal
1978 02.06.1978 Naukari Hrishikesh Mukherjee
1978 22.07.1978 Chakravyuha Basu Chatterjee
1978 26.12.1978 Prem Bandhan Ramanand Sagar
1979 10.01.1979 Jantaa Hawaldaar Mehmood
1979 18.04.1979 Amar Deep K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti

(* I have not included his movies with ‘Special Appearance’ like ‘Tinku’, ‘Hatyaara’, ‘Naya Bakraa’ etc in above list and corrected myself by including ‘Prem Bandhan’ for ‘1978’ which I missed to include in my previous article 😊)

And if we include ‘awards’ in our discussion he was nominated for the Best Actor Award by BFJA (Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards) for ‘Mehboobaa’, ‘Anurodh’, ‘Chakravyuha’, and ‘Amar Deep’ during this period.

He won the ‘All India Critics Association Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ for the movie ‘Chhaila Babu-1977’.

At the ‘Filmfare’ awards he was nominated in ‘Best Actor’ category for the movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ (and this nomination for him at ‘Filmfare’ came after 1974 when he was nominated for the ‘Best Actor’ award for ‘Prem Nagar-1974’).

(for that matter sometimes, I think that he was loved very much by ‘Bengal’ and they loved him the most. I have a personal experience related to this, which I intend to share in my future articles under this series).
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In my previous posts I start giving the details of the movies of Rajesh Khanna in that particular year of the song I was presenting therewith. And so, in the last two posts where we discussed the songs of Rajesh Khanna movies of 1977 and 1978, I am presenting today’s post with a song of a movie released in 1979.

His movie list of 1979 is as given below;

SNo Movie Year Passed by Censor Board
01 Jantaa Hawaldaar 1979 10.01.1979
02 Nayaa Bakraa 1979 16.02.1979*
03 Amardeep 1979 18.04.1979
04 Muqaabalaa 1979 14.09.1979*

(*special appearance)

(So, that is one change that I have made in my ‘presentation’ of the posts in this series. And, while I find it interesting, I am sure that readers will also enjoy this.)

Because, in this journey we have started from the years where Rajesh Khanna’s golden period was over and his movies in row were getting flopped at the box-office and he was ‘trying hard’ to get over to the ‘top’ again.

And though his movies, acting wise some the best of his career, had miserable failures at the box office his fans were still there and while Kaka was ‘as always’ in his heart saying to them ‘is kadar itnaa tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’, his fans were waiting and more fans were waiting, to welcome him back again with ‘tum nahin jaanoge, tum nahin maanoge ‘kis kadar kitnaa’ tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’ …

With this movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ we move to the ‘eighties’ where Kaka’s style and mannerisms hit the screens again and Rajesh Khanna days were back again reaching to its heights (in terms of number of his number of movies in a single year) …

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‘Amar Deep-1979’ was directed by K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti for ‘Sujatha International, Madras’. Presented by K. Balaje.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma, A.K. Hangal, Roopesh Kumar, Bindu and others. Ashok Kumar had a special appearance in the movie while Mithun Chakravarty had a ‘guest appearance’ in this movie. This movie introduced actress Deepa (from South).

Dialogues of this movie were written by Ali Raza, and Prem Kapoor was the dialogue director. Editing for this movie was done by B. Kandaswamy.

Music of this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This movie had four songs written by Anand Bakshi. Anuradha Paudwal, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to these songs.

Rafi Saab had sung a song (few lines) which appears at the end of the movie and had already been posted on the blog here.

In the very beginning of the titles of the movie ‘sincere thanks’ have been expressed to Kaifi Azmi and Rafi Saab, so I guess that these lines were written by Kaifi Azmi.

HFGK Vol-V does not mention this song in the list of songs of this movie. (However, I would request editors to correct the number of songs of this movie to ‘five’ on the blog, with the today’s song it will be (3/5))

One other song from this movie ‘koi na tere pehle thhi’ was posted earlier on the blog in 2013.

I get to watch this movie after Rajesh Khanna’s sad demise in 2012 on a TV Channel.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. The song is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Audio

Video


Song-Tum nahin maanoge (Amardeep)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Iss kadar itnaa tumhe
Ham pyaar kartein hain
Zindagi hai tumse
Har khushi hai tumse
Hum tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge
tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitna tumhen hum pyaar kartein hain
Aankh jhuk jaati hai
saans ruk jaati hai
Jab kabhi hum pyaar ka ijhaar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge

Arey tum nahin jaanoge ae

Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Ahaa
Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Har ik raat milan ki raat

Ab tumse kahen kaise
Lab pe jo ruki hai baat
Hum kahaan us baat se inkaar karte hain
Kiss kadar kitna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge ae

Tum nahin jaanoge ae

Rut badli samaa badlaa aa aa
Rut badli samaa badlaa
Lehraaya naya mausam
Aise mein kaho tum to
Kaanon mein kahen kuchh hum

Jo kaho manzoor hum sarkaar kartey hain
Ham tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin manaoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

Jhaanko to mere dil mein
Samjho kya kahaani hai

Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Oon oon oon oon oon oon oon
Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Dillagi kya yoon sarey bazaar karte hain
Are iss kadar itna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartey hain

Iss kadar itnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
इस कदर इतना तुम्हे
हम प्यार करतें हैं
ज़िन्दगी है तुमसे
हर ख़ुशी हैं तुमसे
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
आँख झुक जाती हैं
साँस रुक जाती हैं
जब कभी हम प्यार का इजहार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

अरे तुम नहीं जानोगे ए

हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
अहा
हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
हर एक रात मिलन की रात

अब तुमसे कहें कैसे
लब पे जो रुकी हैं बात
हम कहाँ उस बात से इनकार करतें हैं
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

तुम नहीं जानोगे

रुत बदली समा बदला आ आ
लहराया नया मौसम
ऐसे में कहो तुम तो
कानों में कहें कुछ हम

जो कहो मंज़ूर हम सरकार करते हैं
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे

झांको तो मेरे दिल में
समझो क्या कहानी है

ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ
ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
दिल्लगी क्या यूं सरे बाज़ार करतें हैं
अरे इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं

इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे

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Blog Day : 3816 Post No. : 14814

Hullo to all of Atuldom

I seem to be running short of time daily. And I have missed many dates in the month of DECEMBER for which I would have loved to atleast write out the lyrics and send it to Atulji for appropriate posts. Birthdates of Shatrughan Sinha, Dilip Kumar, Rajnikant, Raj Kapoor, Om Prakash, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan etc. I even had songs of Suresh Oberoi, Mahipal, John Abraham ready in my head. Atulji surprised me by nearly missing Mohd. Rafi’s birthdate, but trust the eternal Rafi Bhakts in our group to send in posts on time and remind Atulji (he always tells that he is bad at remembering dates 🙂 🙂 ).

29th December is another important date for bhakts of Hindi films of the 70s- it is the birthdate of Kaka aka Rajesh Khanna of the charming smile that got him a huge female-fan-following that was crazy enough to write him letters dipped in blood, and I have read in numerous articles and heard hundreds of interviews about how his car would be covered with kisses of his fans. Rajesh Khanna the first real superstar of Bollywood who had 15 consecutive solo hits from 1969 to 1971- an unbroken record. He had 127 films (117 released and 11 unreleased) as protagonist and only 22 multi-star films. He had a fan-following among his fraternity too and Mehmood parodied him in “Bombay To Goa” where the driver and conductor of the bus were called ‘Rajesh’ and ‘Khanna’.

We all know that Rajesh Khanna’s career had a great take off with the double role that he played in Shakti Samantha’s ‘Aradhana’ singing “ho oooo,he aeae, ha aaaa” on an open jeep travelling alongside the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s toy train to a bashful Sharmila Tagore pretending to be disturbed in her reading of the Alister Maclean’s “Where Eagles Dare”. But his pairings with Asha Parekh, Mumtaz, Hema Malini, Rekha, Rakhee, Zeenat and others of the 70s were no less eye-pleasing. His most popular songs may have been sung by Kishore Kumar but can anyone forget “Ye jo chilman hai dushman hai humari”; “bina badra ke bijuriya kaise chamke”; “humse ka bhool hui jo yeh sazaa humka mili”; “arre jana hai toh jao boolayenge nahin” or the forever classic “zindagi kaisi hai paheli hai re”. A lot of the singers of the 70s and 80s have had opportunity to give playback for Kaka but we cannot escape the Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna songs.

For today’s post I have chosen a Rajesh Khanna – Hema Malini song- this was a favourite pair of mine post “zindagi ek safar hai suhana” and Kudrat, Mehbooba, Rajput etc only made me love this pair even more. They have appeared in 10-15 movies together.

The song I chose is from the 1979 released Mehmood directed “Janta Hawaldaar”. Hema Malini had an extended guest appearance in the movie. I have also managed to steer clear of ‘Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna’ addiction as also the Anand Bakshi- R D Burman strangle. The song is sung by Anwar in a very Rafi-like manner with Majrooh as the lyricist ad Rajesh Roshan as composer. And the added bonus in the song is Rajesh Khanna has danced differently.

This may be my last post for the year. So I thought I should take this opportunity to wish all of Atuldom a very Happy 2019. And close the year thinking of Kaka or Jatin Khanna (his birthname)- our very own Rajesh Khanna.


Song-Aadhi roti saara kabaab (Janta Hawaldaar)(1979)Singers-Lata, Anwar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

aadhi roti saara kabaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon
haan aadhi roti saara kabaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon

hey jaisi boli waisa jawaab
bol ri kabutari, gutar goon goon

hey jaisi boli waisa jawaab
bol ri kabutari gutar goon goon

ho aadhi roti saara kabaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon

are ye ka nakli toda maarat ho
asli toda humse suno
taa tadkat taa tadkat tai
dhirkat dham dhadakat dhai
tam tadhkat thai
tam tadhkat thai
tam tadhkat thai

aaaaaa
kaali ek bhains thi
kaali ek bhains thi ande pe baiti thhi kal
ab tum bataao
kya iska matlab asal
kal raat chaand ke upar thi kaali ghata
ande ki bhains ki tumne bana di ghazal

arrey waah
aur kya
arey waah
aur kya

achcha to shaayar bhi hain janaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon
haah jaisi boli waisa jawab
bol ri kabutari, gutar goon goon

ghoda be-pair ka
lambi bechaare ki dum
chalta hai dum se
dekhe akal ho gum
jawaab do
arey ee leo
ghoda patang hai
dum uski lambi si dor
udta patang hai dori se
samjhe ji tum

arey waah
aur kya
arey waah
aur kya

achchi kaudi laaye janaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon
hoy jaisi boli waisa jawaab
bol ri kabutari, gutar goon goon

ab humaare sawaal ka jawaab do
humne baadaam ke andar dekha aadmi
kya iska matlab
ab tum bataao ji
bolo
bolo
arey bolo

sakhi sun
ri sakhi sun
inne badaam ke andar dekha aadmi
aisa kahin bhi toone suna hai ri
arey hum bataate hain
baadaam aankon ko bhi toh kehte hain log
inmein jo jhaanke
dikhe wahi aadmi

arey waah
aur kya
arey waah
aur kya
haar gayi main to tumse janaab
ban gayi murgi kukdu koon
heyy jaisi boli waisa jawaab
bol ri kabutari, gutar goon goon

haa aadhi roti saara kabaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon
aadi roti saara kabaab
bol mere murge kukdu koon
bol mere murge kukdu koon
bol mere murge kukdu koon


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Blog Day : 3802 Post No. : 14794

“Kaala Patthar”(1979) was directed by Yash Chopra for Yashraj Films Bombay.

This movie was a multi starrer movie and it had Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Prem Chopra, Parikshat Sahni, Romesh Sharma, (special apopearance), Poonam Dhillon (special appearance), Manmohan Krishan, Madan Puri, Ifthikar, Satyen Kappu, Yunus Parwez, Geeta Sidharth, Gautam Sareen, Sharat Saxena, MacMohan, Mahaan, Sudhir Dalwai, Sudha Chopra, Harish, Mohan Sherry, Vikas Anand, Jagdeesh Raj, Suresh Oberoi, Prem Sagar, Pardesi, Nazir Kashmiri, Ashok Rajdan etc in it.

The movie was released with great fanfare and it was expected to be a blockbuster. But the movie received lukewarm response from the movie goers, much to the surprise of experts. Subsequently it was concluded that Indian audience do not patronise movies that depict disasters. They are into escapist stuff rather than into tales based on real life disaster. “Kaala Patthar”(1979) was inspired from the Chasnala mine disaster that had taken place on 27 december 1975.

Chasnala mine was located adjacent to an abandoned mine (separated by a wall of coal) that tended to get filled with rain water. A panel of experts had recommended that water accumulation in that abandoned mine was required to be avoided and secondly the barrier of coal separating this abandoned mine from adjacent locations was to be left untouched.

The recommendations were disregarded. Permission was sought and obtained to mine coal from the barrier.

As coal from this barrier was being mined, the coal wall separating this mine from the abandoned water filled mine caved in and water flooded the Chasnala mine, killing 372 miners who were working inside the mine.

This incident was the biggest industrial tragedy of India till that time and subsequently it was overtaken by Bhopal gas tragedy on 2 and 3 december 1984.

Coming to the movie, the movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ik raastaa hai zindagi 2970 15-Sep-10
Ishq aur mushq kade na chhupde 5273 9-Jan-12
Baahon mein teri masti ke ghere 6005 24-May-12
Mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke 14337 12-May-18
Dhoom mache dhoom 14761 24-Nov-18

The sixth and final song from the movie is sung by Lata and chorus. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song is picturised as a wedding ritual song where Neetu Singh lip syncs the song. The picturisation shows Poonam Dhillon playing the bride and Romesh Sharma the groom while almost the entire starcast seems to be attending the wedding function.

This song has gone on to become one of several must sung songs in Indian weddings.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala long long ago in 2013.

With this song, all the songs of “Kaala Patthar”(1979)have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Meri dooron se aayi baaraat (Kaala Patthar)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Rajesh Roshan
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni
meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni

balma chhail chhabeela
mann ko mohe
joda rang rangeela
tan pe sohe
balma chhail chhabeela
mann ko mohe
main to waari jaaun
balihaari jaaun
pada paaon yeh kiska aangan mein
phool khile phool se mere tan mann mein
chhoota mayke ki galiyon kaa saath
maiya main to paauni
meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni

le gaye dil ko loot ke tere bol raseele ae
ghaayal kar gaye haay
ghaayal kar gaye jaan ko tere nain kateele ae
le gaye dil ko loot ke tere bol raseele
main toh waari jaaun
balihaari jaaun
jab mukhda dekhoon darpan mein
teri soorat ubhre nainan mein
bhali laage naa naihar ki baat
maiya main to paauni
meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni

waar diya maine tujh par
dil waar diya
haar diya maine sab kuchh
are haar diya
maar diya toone julmi
haay maar diya
main to waari jaaun balihaari jaaun
teraa naam base meri dhadkan mein
teraa roop hanse mere sapnan mein
liya saajan ne haathon mein haath
maiya main to ho paauni
meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni
meri dooron se aayi baaraat
maiya main to paauni


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Blog Day : 3781 Post No. : 14761

I in this blog often talk about “natural” landmarks and “artificial” landmarks for the blog. “Natutral” landmaks for the blog are those that are intuitive, viz. century of songs in the blog, and later century of songs in the blog for an artist, a contributor etc.

Later, when we began to keep track of blog related statistics, we became aware when a duo of singers completed their century of duet songs, or the blog itself completed a century (or its multiple) of days.

Many of these “artificial” (more accurately “derived” or “secondary”) landmarks went unnoticed in the early days of the blog. For instance, we completed several hundred days and also thousand days in the blog but we remain blissfully unaware. In fact, the level of blissful unawareness was such that we did not even noticed it when the blog completed one year of its existence on 19 july 2009. 🙂

We have come a long way since.

While many of these landmarks events have to be created by effort, there are some landmarks that happen on their own. Time related landmarks, viz hundreds of days or thousands of days get achieved with time.

Likewise, number of visitors in the blog also happen with time, though that is dependent on factors like ability of the blog to attract visitors.

This blog had a humble beginning on 19 july 2008. During its early days, it attracted less than 100 visitors daily. There were only 406 visitors for the blog during july 2008, the month when this blog started.

I regarded it as a “landmark” occasion when the blog clocked more than one hundred visits for the first time. It was on 16 august 2008, the day of Rakhi festival, when I covered the iconic Rakhi song Bhaiyya mere raakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana .

The blog averaged 31 visitors a day in july 2008 and 72 visitors a day in august 2008 before breaking into the three figure region with 276 visitors per day during september 2008. 23 january 2009 was the first day when this blog received more than one thousand visitors in a day. 1145 visitors arrived on the blog on that day. The blog reached four figure a day mark for the first time during february 2009 with 1069 visitors daily. It was in june 2011 that the 2000 mark was breached for the first time. An average of 2226 visitors visited daily during this month. It took only two more months to reach the 3000 visitors a day mark. August 2011 saw 3109 visitors daily in the blog. The next peak arrived in october 2011. It was not 4000 mark or 5000 mark or even 6000 mark, rather an average of 7224 visiors per day that was achieved in this month ! On one particular day, viz 19 october 2011, as many as 10630 visitors arrived at the site !

It was too good to last though. By now we have settled at an average of over 3000 visitors daily.

In the process, the blog recorded its first one million visits on 25 october 2010, after 829 days. The subsequent million visits have come rather more quickly, as can be expected. The third millionth mark was reached the fastest- in just 152 days. Now a days, it is taking around 300 odd days (nearly ten months ) to reach one million visitos mark.

The blog clocked 10 million visits on 14 january 2018 at around 22:30 IST. The 11th million visitor was clocked on 22 november 2018 at around the same time.

Here is the summary of the eleven million visitors in the blog so far:-

Number of Visitors Date when achieved Blog day days taken for the million visits
1 million 25-Oct-10 829 days 829
2 millions 07-Nov-11 1207 days 378
3 millions 30-Apr-12 1359 days 152
4 millions 10-Dec-12 1606 days 247
5 millions 29-Oct-13 1929 days 323
6 millions 12-Oct-14 2277 days 348
7 millions 04-Jul-15 2542 days 265
8 millions 20-Apr-16 2833 days 291
9 millions 24-Feb-17 3144 days 311
10 millions 14-Jan-18 3466 days 332
11 millions 22-Nov-18 3779 days 313

I was wondering what song to discuss on the occasion. Finally I zeroed in on a joyous song from “Kaala Pathhar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Lata, S K Mahan, Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The picturisation shows almost the entire star cast (this was a multi starrer movie !) – viz Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi etc.

The video version of this song from “Kaala Patthar”(1979) is nearly six minutes long. But the audio version is even longer (nearly eight minutes long). I have provided both version of the some here.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement. It goes without saying that it was the support and encouragement of music lovers that helped the blog achieve this impressive number of visits from music lovers. Here is hoping that this musical bandwagon will continue on its merry ways with many more landmarks to achieve enroute.

Video

Full audio


Song-Dhoom mache dhoom (Kaala Patthar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Lata, S K Mahaan, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus
Rafi + Lata

chaahe koi roke re saathee
chaahe koyee toke re saathi
nav yug aayega
nav yug aayega

tanee huyi baahon kaa rela badhta hee jaayega
khoon maatee ke bhaav bik naheen paayega
khoon maatee ke bhaav bik naheen paayega

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
ho o o
subah tak ham kahen ek kahaani
jhoomati dhadkanon ki zubaani ee

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak
aa aa aa
jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

jab talak raat chale
pyaar kee baat chale
teri meri meri teri palken naa jhapken
rang lehraate rahen
ang tharraate rahen
tape tape chehron se shole see lapken

ho o toka tohari hi kasam
tod mat aur julam
hamka dai de angoothhi nisaani
tori hogi badi meharbaani
ae kya samajhta hai hamko re praani
hamra kaata to maange naa paani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

masti kuchh aur badhe
nasa kuchh aur chadhe
dukh waala dhyaan koi aaj hamen aaye na
dukh jo aaye toh kya
gham sataaye to kya
aadmi ko chaahiye ke kabhi ghabraaye naa

ho o o
tootne waala hai dam
khaaye jaata hai yeh gham
bane dulhan meri bitiya raani

umr ghar mein pade naa bitaani
hai har museebat hai aani te jaani
hai yeh apne guruji di baani

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

pale naa sog jahaan
sukhi hon log jahaan
hamko hai saath aisee duniya basaani
seenon mein aag liye
honthon pe raag liye
hamko andheron mein hai shamme jalaanee
ho o o
kaale patthar kee kasam
jab talak dam mein hai dam
ham yeh dekhenge rasmen puraani
kar naa paaye yahaan hukmraani
hey ae
aaj se hamne hai dil mein thhaani
laayenge ek nayi rut suhaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

ho o o
subah tak ham kahen ek kahaani
jhoomti dhadkanon ki jubaani ee

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3737 Post No. : 14688

This song from the film Suhaag  (1979) has been waiting in my drafts for a long time now. It is a group song based on Punjabi folk and a popular one at that.

It so happened that when I saw Peevesie’s Mom’s post yesterday on Rekha’s birthday, got an idea in the mind to do a post for Amitabh & Rekhas birthday together with a song of both of them.  There are a lot of songs featuring these two as a couple yet to be posted in the blog.

Somehow I  thought of the song “Naam Re. . . Sabse Bada Tera Naam, O Sheronwaali” from Suhaag, as a trio celebration of Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha’s birthdays plus Navratri.  But when I looked up the movie in the list, this song is already posted by Peevesie’s Mom in 2016. So that choice got ruled out.

Further yesterday was blue day for Navratri, there was a photo session of all ladies in the office, which is the norm all over nowadays in Mumbai offices at least. A colleague made a collage of those photos and put it on the status of the office ladies whatsapp group. It so happened she had mistakenly included one group photograph from another office.

When I pointed it out to her, she said “galti se ho gaya re. . .” . I asked my husband if there was a song with the word ‘galti‘ , he said there was no such song but there is a song with the word ‘bhool‘,  e.g. “Hum Se Bhool Ho Gayee Hum Ka Maafi Dai Do” (‘Ram Balram’, 1980). I remembered the song “Hum Se Ka Bhool Hui Jo Ye Sazaa Hum Ko Mili” (‘Janta Hawaldar’, 1979). But since the song from ‘Ram Balram’ has both Rekha & Amitabh I shared the link to that song in the group. I am appreciated for thinking of a song at the drop of a hat, since we have a Hindi film song for all moments and occasions. I have reliable help in this endeavor, what with my husband being a filmy buff, YouTube etc. 🙂

So back to the song – today is yellow day and in this song at least Parveen Babi can be seen in full yellow, sunny splendour. And it has both Rafi  & Asha Singing for Amitabh & Rekha.  Asha Bhosle in giving playback to Parveen Babi too and Shailendra Singh is doing the honours for Shashi Kapoor. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist for this song composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Amitabh Bachchan is in disguise in this song to hide his identity from friend Shashi Kapoor, which is uncovered at the end of the song by Shashi Kapoor. Overall a colourful and enjoyable song to suit a celebratory occasion.

This bhangra song is filmed in the old Blighty’s Hyde Park – London, if I am not mistaken.


Song – Teri Rabb Ne Bana Di Jodi (Suhaag) (1979) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle (for Rekha), Asha Bhosle (for Parveen Babi), Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
ye bole jogi ka iktaaraa ho..oo 

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi 
tu haan kar ya na kar yaaraa
o yaaraa
yeh bole jogi ka ik taaraa ho..oo 

kya bole teraa iktaaraa
kya bole
o kya bole teraa iktaaraa
mujhe kya lena hai jogi
o jogi ee 
meri shaadi marzi se hogi..ee
ho..oo

kya karne hain ghode haathi..ee
kya karne hain baaraati 
nainon ki is doli mein..ea
chal mujhe bittha le saathi
ke aisi ladki kahaan milti hai
gudiya ki tarah hilti hai
din raat tadapte hain bhanwre
tab ek kali khilti hai
hatt
jaao mujhe jaane do..oo
hatt jaao 
o hatt jaao mujhe jaane do
na khankaao khan khan kangana aa
o kangana
mujhe nahin ban’na tera sajna..aa
ho..oo

pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
pehle kyun aankh ladaayi
gori ki neend churaayi
kar ke badnaam kisi ko..oo
banata hai ab harjaayi
iss jatt yamle se darna 
ab tu inkaar na karna
chup kar ke ban ja dulha
ye laathi dekh le varna
mat baandho zabardasti se..ea
mat baandho
o mat baandho zabardasti se
mere sar sehre ki ladiyaan
o ladiyaan 
tumhen lag jaayengi hathkadiyaan..aan
ho..oo 

sach bole duniyaa saari..ee
ye ishq buri beemari
tu ne mera dil todaa..aa
mar jaaun maar kataari
chal chhod isey deewani..ee
mat kar barbaad jawaani
laakhon hain is ke jaise
laakhon mein ek tu raani

saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
o saun rabb di
o saun rabb di main mar jaawaan
ladaaayi thhi ye to jhoothi
o jhoothi..ee
pehen le pyaar ki ye angoothi..ee
ho..oo
teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne
o teri rabb ne banaa di jodi..ee
teri rabb ne

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तू हाँ कर या ना कर यारा
ओ यारा
ये बोले जोगी का इकतारा हो॰॰ओ

क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
क्या बोले
ओ क्या बोले तेरा इकतारा
मुझे क्या लेना है जोगी
ओ जोगी॰॰ई
मेरी शादी मर्ज़ी से होगी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

क्या करने हैं घोड़े हाथी॰॰ई
क्या करने हैं बाराती
नैनों की इस डोली में
चल मुझे बिठा ले साथी
के ऐसी लड़की कहाँ मिलती है
गुड़िया की तरह हिलती है
दिन रात तड़पते हैं भँवरे
तब एक काली खिलती है
हट्ट॰॰ जाओ मुझे जाने दो
हट जाओ
ओ हट जाओ मुझे जाने दो
ना खनकाओ खन खन कंगना
ओ कंगना
मुझे नहीं बनना तेरा सजना॰॰आ
हो॰॰ओ

पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
पहले क्यों आँख लड़ाई
गोरी की नींद चुराई
कर के बदनाम किसी को
बंता है अब हरजाई
इस जट्ट यमले से डरना
अब तू इंकार ना करना
चुप कर के बन जा दूल्हा
ये लाठी देख ले वरना
मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मत बांधो
ओ मत बांधो ज़बरदस्ती से
मेरे सर सेहरे की लड़ियाँ
ओ लड़ियाँ
तुम्हें लग जाएंगी हथकड़ियाँ॰॰आं
हो॰॰ओ

सच बोले दुनिया सारी
ये इश्क़ बुरी बीमारी
तू ने मेरा दिल तोड़ा॰॰आ
मर जाऊँ मार कटारी
चल छोड़ इसे दीवानी॰॰ई
मत कर बर्बाद जवानी
लाखों हैं इस के जैसे
लाखों में एक तू रानी
सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
ओ सौं रब्ब दी
ओ सौं रब्ब दी मैं मर जांवाँ
लड़ाई थी ये तो झूठी
ओ झूठी॰॰ई
पहन ले प्यार की ये अंगूठी॰॰ई
हो॰॰ओ

तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने
ओ तेरी रब्ब ने बना दी जोड़ी
तेरी रब्ब ने


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

Blog Day : 3702 Post No. : 14624

Hullo Atuldom

‘Aangan Ki Kali’ was a movie directed by Harsh Kohli. One song from this movie has been posted earlier – “Sainyya Bina Ghar Soona” . Prakashchandra ji has given the story of the movie in the comments to that post. After reading it I feel nice that I missed seeing the movie when it released but I have a feeling that I might have seen it on Doordarshan at some point of time. But as Atulji has said in that post, the songs of that movie are still there in my memory.

So when I was thinking what song to send across to post on the occasion of Rakesh Roshan turning a year older (he turns 69) I remembered this lovely father’s love for daughter song. It is just that I was surprised that Bappi Lahiri was the music director and it was penned by Shaily Shailendra.

Rakesh Roshan the actor, producer, director made his acting debut in 1970 with ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani’ opposite to Bharathi. Most of his single hero roles were in movies where the heroine was of central importance. But then he was more successful as a film maker beginning with ‘Aap Ke Deewane’ (1980).

Almost all his movies were successful as a director too – his first directorial being ‘Khudgarz’ (1987). He has an industry full of well-wishers and friends and most of them did walk-in appearances in the movies he made- Jeetendra in ‘Aap Ke Deewane’ and Rishi Kapoor in ‘Khudgarz’. He is one of the directors whose movies begin with the alphabet ‘K’- ‘Khudgarz’, ‘Khel (1992), ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995), ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ (2000), ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ (2003), ‘Krissh’ (2006) etc.

So here is wishing Rakesh Roshan a very Happy Birthday.

Song – Na Rona Munni Na Tu Ro (Aangan Ki Kali) (1979) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Shaily Shailendra, MD – Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

na rona
munni na tu ro oo
nanhe nanhe moti yun na kho

na rona
munni na tu ro
nanhe nanhe moti yun na kho
papa tujhpe jaan dete hain
mummy ki tu pyari hai na ro..oo
na rona
munni na tu ro
nanhe nanhe moti yun na kho

kali muskaaye to dekho
khil ke wo phool bane aee
chanda jo hanse raaton mein
door hon andhere ghane
aise hi
hamesha
tum bhi hanso
hanso hanso
na rona
munni na tu ro
nanhe nanhe moti yun na kho

badon ki baaton ka munni meri
kabhi bura maano nahin
bholi bhali soorat pyaari
lambi lambi taano nahin
rootho na
dekho na
ab to hanso
hans bhi do
na rona
munni na tu ro
nanhe nanhe moti yun na kho
papa tujhpe jaan dete hai
mummy ki tu pyari hai na ro
na rona
munni na tu ro
nanhe nanhe moti yu na kho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो

ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो
पापा तुझपे जान देते हैं
मम्मी की तू प्यारी है ना रो॰॰ओ
ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो

कली मुस्काए तो
खिल के फूल बने॰॰ए
चंदा जो हँसे रातों में
दूर हों अंधेरे घने
ऐसे ही
हमेशा
तुम भी हंसो
हंसो हंसो
ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो

बड़ों की बातों का मुन्नी मेरी
कभी बुरा मानो नहीं
भोली भाली सूरत प्यारी
लंबी लंबी तानो नहीं
रूठो ना
देखो ना
अब तो हंसो
हंस भी दो
ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो
पापा तुझपे जान देते हैं
मम्मी की तू प्यारी है ना रो
ना रोना
मुन्नी ना तू रो
नन्हें नन्हें मोती यूं ना खो


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3675 Post No. : 14563

# The Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 5 # Suresh Wadkar #
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Welcome all to this fifth article in this series where we are discussing Special Voices that made their debut in HFM in the Seventies and carved their own niche on the HFM scene.

Some of them enjoyed success for a little while only to fade away with passage of time. Some of them became popular and continued to remain so for considerable time.

No matter how they fared at the HFM scene, all of them contributed in enriching HFM. All of them provided music lovers with many memories to cherish and savour.

Today we will be discussing about one such talented artist- Singer- who made his debut in 1977 and over the years has given us many memorable songs and who is active even now (I think his latest film song was from ‘Bramhaand Nayak Sai Baba-2016’ and a NF -ghazal album sung by him was released in 2016 in memory of his guru ‘Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’ i.e. ‘Chupke Chupke’) In addition, he is active in singing Marathi and other regional language songs as well.)

In his career spanning almost forty years, he has more than five hundred songs to his credit (if the sources I am referring to are correct). And given the number of songs he has sung I can say that his must be the most prolific artist among all the artists who will be featuring in this series …

Incidentally I get a chance to share one of his songs for our ASAD – 10th anniversary celebrations. And regulars to this blog who have listened to this song ‘Kaale kaale baadal jab bhi chhayenge’ and the male voice in it, I am sure must be still feeling the sweetness, the magic and the melodious range of this voice lingering in their ears still now or for that matter of any songs sung by him leave this impact on the listeners as usual.

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Suresh Ishwar Wadkar was born on 7th August’1954 in Kolhapur (Maharashtra).
We wish him a belated happy Birthday and healthy and peaceful life ahead…
(Belatedly as I could not finish the write up in time and send it to our editors in time).

Another story of coming from a very humble background and scaling newer heights through sheer dedication, sincerity and perseverance in the field of music.

Suresh Wadkar’s father was a ‘mill worker’ in Sitaram Mills. His father was very fond of music and particularly ‘bhajans’. And the surroundings in which he grown up was traditional and cultural as all festivals were celebrated with fervour and music being an intrinsic part of it.

His father was very fond of ‘bhajans’ and he used to attend many programmes of ‘bhajans’ where Suresh then 4/5 years old used to accompany his father in these programmes of ‘Bhajan’. That is where he got with in all our traditions and cultures and listening to talented singers. And as it happened he was singing something and that was noticed by his father, and thus started his formal training classes in music when he was five only.

His guru from Sangli Shri Digrajkar was then giving him lessons in singing. He advised Suresh’s father to let Suresh continue with music and singing.

When he was eight he come to Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’s gurukul and Acharya ji groomed him into what he is today. He took care of all of his education and all. And looking into his passion when he was only thirteen years old his guru Jiyalal ji advised him to give training to other students in his institute.
Looking at his understanding of music, Acharya ji advised Suresh Wadkar to pursue education and degree in music. Following his guru’s advice Suresh Wadkar joined Prayag Sangeet Samiti and secured his degree of ‘Prabhakar’ in music and later joined ‘Arya Vidya Mandir’ in Mumbai as a ‘Music Teacher.

Suresh Wadkar, naturally, has great respect and admiration for his Guru ji and other disciples at the ‘gurukul’ – his ‘guru bhai’ and ‘guru behen’ and his elder sister i.e. daughter of Acharya ji – Prem Vasant– he speaks about them with great love and passion. And he has in deep sense all the gratitude for whatever his ‘guru ji’ has given to him and that is why after his ‘guru ji’ passed away being an elder among all the disciples he has shouldered the responsibility of his ‘guru ji’s legacy’ in the form of the school of music founded by his guru – ‘Ajivasan’ (this also gives online training in music).

He also started an online music school, called SWAMA (Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy), (an innovative initiative) under Ace Open University continue to impart training in music in New Jersey. He, his wife, and his ‘guru sister’ visits every three months to supervise the operations and classes going on there.

and for him ‘music’ is the most difficult and greatest form of art which needs more dedication, seriousness and religiousness in efforts.

He has very high regards towards all the music directors who had given him the opportunity to sing and specially for the Mangeshkars he speaks about them with respect and gratitude. In his interview here one can listen his thoughts and just imagine what kind of a ‘noble’ and ‘pure’ character must be and that is what I think we finds in his voice too.

He was also present in the recent Jaidev Birth Centenary celebrations held at NCPA (NCPA Bandish music festival) Mumbai where our Respected Senior Shri Bharat Bhai was also present.

***

How this ‘anokhi aawaaz’ make his debut in the Hindi Film Industry is another interesting story.

It so happened that in 1970s (in 1976 to be specific) a big musical competition organised by ‘Sur-Singaar Sansad’ was held where participants aspiring to be singers from all over India participated this competition.
However, Suresh Wadkar’s singing impressed everybody and he was awarded ‘Madan Mohan Puraskar’.
Famous music directors like Jaidev, Ravindra Jain, Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Sudhir Phadke and Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia (Shiv-Hari) were the panel of the judges who judge the competition and selected the winner.

Ravindra Jain while announcing Suresh Wadkar as winner also announced that he will be singing a song in his next movie and thus happened ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ …

The next opportunity for Suresh Wadkar came straight way from the most respected and talented Music director Jaidev ji who given him the opportunity to sing in ‘Gaman-1978’. Later on, Suresh Wadkar also worked with him as his assistant and sing for him whenever he was given an opportunity to do so.

While assisting Jaidev ji he got to learn many things of music and the nuances of composing music.

Somehow as they say it was destined to be, Lata Mangeshkar is said to have heard about this voice and she was so impressed by his singing that she recommended him to the famous music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and also to Khayyam Saab and Kalyanji bhai-Anand ji bhai.

After that, it was no looking back for Suresh Wadkar and he keep getting many opportunities from all music directors ruling the HFM at that time.

***

For me, I have vague memories of this song ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ being frequently heard on radio & loudspeakers and I do like it very much.

Then ‘seene mein jalan’, I remember I liked it very much and may be that was the time when for the first time I must have been got to know about the singer or we among friends must have discussed about this voice (looking my interests in HFM since childhood, I think I can say that).

Then I remember this song from ‘Krodhi’ in 1981 ‘chal chameli baag mein’ was a regular at the ‘Binaca Geetmala’ and it stood 16th in the annual programme of the Binaca Geetmala that year.
However, the next year’s – 1982’s ‘Binaca Geetmala’ in its annual programme saw as many as four songs having Suresh Wadkar’s voice viz. ‘Main hoon Prem Rogi’, ‘Meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad’, ‘Muhabbat hai kyaa cheez hamko bataao’ all from ‘Prem Rog-1982’ and ‘Megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’.

I think with the songs of ‘Prem Rog-1981’ Suresh Wadkar became a household name and almost all of its songs were a huge hit though ‘bhanware ne khilaaya phool’ is my favourite. It is different thing that not this song but the other songs of ‘Prem Rog’ (couple of which I don’t like then), make to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Before that we had ‘megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan’ taking us to reach out the clouds about to rain ‘the message of love’ … and we got soaked in the melodious voice of Suresh Wadkar …

Surprisingly before that we had his voice at number seven of annual ‘Binaca Geetmala-1979’ singing ‘Jijaaji jiaaji honewaale jijaaji’ in which he lent voice for Vinod Mehra in ‘Saajan Bina Suhaagan-1978’.

In 1981 we also have the magical ‘ye aankhen dekh kar ham saari duniya’ from ‘Dhanwan’ which spelled its magic on audience and it was too very popular and is also one of my favourite songs. (and this was his first song to appear on our blog).

After that I remember may be sometime around 1982-83 when I was on a visit to Nagpur (may be for watching the cricket between India and Pakistan at my Uncle’s home, on TV which had just reached us then, and into the old city market I heard this song playing on Radio ‘shaam rangeen huyi hai’ and I was totally taken away by this song. At that time, I was not knowing which movie it was from. Many years I keep searching for this song which I later got to know (I think it was because of this blog only) it was from. It was from the 1981 movie ‘Kaanoon Aur Mujrim’. Once again, a gem of song but not rewarded and forgotten in the midst of other popular songs then.

Also, I cannot forget ‘ae zindagi gale lagaa le’ from ‘Sadma-1983’, so close to our hearts and may have been liked by many many like me.

‘Likhne waale ne likh daale’ from Arpan from the same year was on 19th while meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad was on 12th in 1983 annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Later on, we have ‘aur kyaa ahad e wafaa hote hain’ from ‘Sunny-1984’, ‘saanjh dhaley gagan taley’ from ‘Utsav-1984’, then we have gems of songs from ‘Sur Sangam-1985, popular songs coming from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili-1985’, ‘Khaamosh sa afsaana paani se likhaa hota’ from the UR – Libaas -1988, ‘sooni sooni ankhiyon mein’ and ‘rakibon se habibon se’ from ‘Laal Dupattaa Mal Mal Ka’, ‘lagi aaj saawan ki phir wo jhadi hai’, ‘surmayi shaam is tarah aaye’ from ‘Lekin-1990’, ‘Dil-1991’, ‘Sangeet-1992’, and there are many.
Many are my favourites too… like ‘tumse mil ke aisaa lagaa’, ‘dhadkan zaraa ruk gayee hai’, ‘husn pahaadon ka’ and many …

And how can I forget ‘hamraahi mere hamraahi’ and ‘aur is dil mein kyaa rakhaa hai’, then I had also watched this movie ‘Yaadon Ki Kasam-1985’ which had ‘Baithh mere paas tujhe dekhta rahoon’.
I also remember ‘chaudhavin raat hai, ab chaand dikha de apna’ from ‘Yaadon Ke Mausam-1990’ which was frequently heard and popular then …

Not to forget ‘chappa chappa charkha chale’ and ‘chhod aaye ham wo galiyaan’ both from ‘Maachis-1996’.

There are many … and I would like to note here that the list of his Marathi songs is another long list where I have my favourites and many gems of songs which he has sung in Marathi.

The list goes on and on and we cannot list them all (at least the popular ones) here due to space constraint (and if I have missed to mention any prominent one I would like readers to forgive me for that).

After coming into the contact with this blog initially I had shared few of his songs (in 2012-13) like ‘Goron ki naa kaalon ki’ (from Disco Dancer, which I think was also quite popular in those years), then ‘Kabhi ajnabi thhe (Title Song), and ‘Surmayi shaam’ from ‘Lekin’ which remains to be posted yet. And there are many of songs still to be posted on the blog and the reason may be that since his career started at the end of seventies and picked up later in the eighties, we still have a long way to go to represent his songs on the blog (as of now 57 only).

So, I will stop the listing them here and come back to the today’s post now …

For this post, selecting a song was very difficult because as I said above, we still have a long way to go and there are many songs to choose from.

However, I had this song ‘Ram Dulari maike gayi’ 🙂 from ‘Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi’ in my mind since many years and I had decided that I will select only this song and not any other. (And it was from a movie of seventies and nostalgic for me too 🙂 )

But, while I was browsing through the filmography of Suresh Wadkar songs I came across this movie and when I listened to this song I was totally taken by it and it started growing on me as I listened to it again and again. This was from the movie ‘Bhayaanak-1979’ composed by Usha Khanna.

I had not watched this movie earlier and even now. From the star cast I can guess that this song is lip synced on screen by Ravi Kumar, a newcomer, who was paired with Razia Sultana, another newcomer. The picturisation of this song and its singing by Suresh Wadkar makes it very special.
As the movie didn’t fare well at the box office, I think this and other songs of this movie were forgotten easily.

‘Bhayaanak-1979’ was directed by S.U. Saiyed for ‘AVM Arts International’.

It had Mithun Chakravarty, Sadhoo Meher, Niloo Phule, Chandrashekhar, Mushtaq Merchant, C.S. Dubey, Jagdish Raj, Shaheen Khan, Sushila Raut, Annu Dhawan, Sadhna Khote, Hamid Rakesh, Major Anand, Fatima, Mannu Arora, Master Danny Jr., Master Abid, Master Anis, M. Miquel, and Madan Joshi and Om Shiv Puri were the other star cast of this movie.

Ranjeeta had a special appearance in this movie. Sharad Saxena makes a Guest appearance in this movie.

The movie introduced Ranjan Garewal, Shashi Ranjan and a ‘fresh romantic pair Ravi Kumar and Razia Sultana’ (as per the movie titles 😊)

Warsi Ahmed Siddiq was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie.

Harish Choudhry was the editor of this movie, and he was assisted by Sudhir Deshpande.
M.Maroof wrote the script of this movie. Munir Shah was the Dialogue Director.
Dialogues were written by Madan Joshi, while the story was by the AVM arts story department.

It was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1979.

It was a suspense movie released for restricted viewing with ‘A’ certificate.

Lyrics of the five songs in this movie were penned by Indivar and music was composed by Usha Khanna.

Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata, Anuradha Paudwal (wrongly spelled Paduwal in the titles of the movie) gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

(Source of Information for this post – I have used the various YT links giving biographical details of Suresh Wadkar, then his Interview available here, which I would like interested readers should visit and listen to his story in his own voice.
I also referred to Wikipedia and other information on internet and songs in my memory 
When I thought of this write up considering the information available I thought I would be able to send it before 7th Aug, however after going into the details of his life and career I doubt whether I have been able to do justice to the feelings and thoughts going in my mind, as the enormity of his talent, his struggle and what he has achieved is such that it requires a detailed study or a ‘full biography’ in the form of a book (at least for me).

Let us now enjoy today’s song … and savour this ‘magical voice’ of Suresh Wadkar. I would once again request readers to forgive me if I have from my side not been to that level in bringing this biographical sketch here. For me the memories of the voice and nostalgia, of course, is the first thing close to my heart and this is my endeavor in return for all the beautiful memories this voice and the other voices have given to me …

Earlier we had the following four posts in this series, I am listing them below for interested readers …

Maa ne kahaa thha o beta
Haseen haseen waadiyon
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindagaani

Audio (Full version)

Video (partial)

Song=Dhuaan sa uthha dekho chaaron oar (Bhayaanak)(1979) Singer-Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

O o o o
Ho o o o o o
Ho o o o o
O raani ee

Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Phoolon ke roop mein
Baithhe lutere
Dil to hai komal
Duniya kathor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Parde mein dil ke
Tujhko chhupaa loon
Dekh le naa roop tera
Koi bhi chakor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Tujhko jo dekhoon
Mit’taa hai har gham
Tod de na koyi
Teri meri dor re ae
O o o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan say utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ रानी ई

धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर

धुंआ सा उठा आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
फूलों के रूप में
बैठे लूटेरे ए
दिल तो है कोमल
दुनिया कठोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
परदे में दिल के
तुझको छुपा लूं
देख ले ना रूप तेरा
कोई भी चकोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
तुझको जो देखूं
मिटता है हर ग़म
तोड़ दे न कोई ई
तेरी मेर दो रे ए
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए


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Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14555

Bappi Lahiri is a music director whose name is to this date associated with “Disco” music. He is also regarded as one who hastened the end of the golden era of HFM.

It may sound ironic that when one has to discusses Bappi Lahiri’s better compositions in HFM, one discusses his non disco songs, many of them from his pre disco phase. Even the great compositions of Bappi Lahiri during his “disco” phase were non disco songs. It was not “Disco Dancer” (1982) songs, but non disco songs from “Namak Halal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) and “Aitbaar”(1985) that are fondly remembered to this day.

Why is it so ? It is easy enough to explain. Look at the singers of the non disco movies. Look at the lyrics of the non disco movie songs vis a vis the Disco movie songs. And also look at the actors who featured in the songs. Chalk in disco, cheese in non disco songs.

In this blog we mostly cover music of HFM era. Bappi Lahiri began his career when HFM era was still on and he created some memotable songs in his earlier movies. “Zakhmee”(1975) caught the imagination of the music lovers. I for a considerable period thought that R D Burman was the composer for this movie !

“Chalte Chalte”(1976) title song has become an iconic farewell song and it is sung in all get togethers in India till today that are held to bid farewell to people.

Songs of “Toote Khilaune”(1978) and “Shiksha”(1979) unfortunately did not become popular but what great songs they were. I feel that the failure of his great songs early in his career may have turned Bappi Lahiri into a cynic and he may have told himself-“to hell with classy music that does not sell.” His “disco” music indeed began selling like hot pakodas.

I intend to cover all available songs of music directors who were active during the golden era of HFM. Bappi Lahiri is a music director who only partially belongs to the golden era, so all his songs will not be covered in the blog. While I will cover all his songs created till 1980s, I will cover only those post 1980 songs of Bappi Lahiri that I feel belong here. There are indeed some such post 1980 songs, viz “Namakhalaal”(1982), “Sharaabi”(1984) etc that I have discussed earlier.

Bappi Lahiri is now on 99 songs in the blog. I had originally intended to cover one of his remaining worthy songs from post 1980 era, but now I feel that I should post one “rare” song on this occasion as we often do in the blog. This “rare” song is from a “rare” movie. This movie is “Ahsaas”(1979) which was a quickie movie made by G P Sippy in between his “mega” projects that he was known for. The movie, which was directed by S K Suri for Sippy Films, Bombay had a cast of largely unknown newcomers. Deena and Parwez were the lead pair. Others in the cast were Rakesh Bedi, Kiran Vairaale, Sahil, Reeta Raani Kaul, Chaand Usmani, Leela Mishra, Sundar, Mohan Sherry, Asha Potdar, Arun Desai, Deepak Raj, Sanjay Kaushik, Ashok Junior, K S Deshpande, Deenanath etc. Realising that the movie would fail to attract audiences unless it had a few big names, the movie makers had roped in names like Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Simmy, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Amjad Khan. Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami were also there in special roles. HFGK does not mention mention their names, but their faces were plastered prominently in the publicity posters of this movie.

Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami figure in one party song in “Ahsaas”(1979). This song has been forgotten by most music lovers. I have chosen this song to serve as the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Bindiya Goswami lip syncs in Lata’s voice,Amitabh Bachchan, who towers over every other participant in the picturisation dances in the song with a girl nearly one and a half foot shorter than him.

This forgotten sung is sung nicely by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. His lyrics show how a good lyricist could turn a song meant for a routine situation into a nice hummable song. It is sad that he and Anjaan would later be reduced to pen inane lyrics in future.

Here is this superb “party” song from a forgotten movie, which is the 100th song of Bappi Lahiri in the blog as a music director. With this, Bappi Lahiri becomes the 36th music director and 85th artist overall to notch a century of songs in the blog.


Song-Roothho na Roothho na (Ahsaas)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Let us give the dancing couple a big hand

Roothho naaa
Roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
armaan to hain laakhon magar
waqt hai kam
jo pal miley pyaar mein
usey guzaaro sanam
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
ho
aisa na sitam karo
pyaar ko na kam karo
gussa chhodo na
hu
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
hu

naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
naacho zara
haathhon mein tum haath liye
masti mein tum jhoomo
mujhe saath liye
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
hu
rahna hai sang
main to rangoon ek rang mein
mukhda modo na
ho
roothho naaa
roothho naaa
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
haan
ghadi ghadi yoon tum
chhoti chhoti baaton pe
dil mera todo na
ho

kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk
kukkuk kukukkuk kuk

laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa
laa laa laa

lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalalla
lallalallala
lallalallala
ho
lallalalla
lallalallala
laalaalaalaalaa


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Blog Day : 3665 Post No. : 14535

Here is that day again.

Yes, it is the 31st of July (2018) today – which for HFM lovers, wherever they are in the world, signifies just one thing.

The death anniversary of Mohammad Rafi – respectfully referred to as Rafisaab, by one and all.

I am sure there will be events around the country to solemnly mark the occasion. Why just in the country, probably even across the world, considering how distributed India’s diaspora around the world is.

Millions of people will be remembering today as Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day – a term we also often use on this blog.

Truth is, at least for me (and I’m sure it’s true for many), every single day of the year is Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day. For there isn’t a single day in the year that I do not remember Rafisaab in some way or the other. It is usually in the form of a song I’m listening to – or sometimes singing (thankfully only to myself). 🙂

Of course, the 31st of July adds a huge extra layer of remembrance because it brings with it a sense of loss. Although it is 38 years now, this sense of loss remains. And for me, it will remain all my life.

As I sit to write this post, I’m not sure what I should write about Rafisaab that I haven’t already written here.

The thing is, I’ve written a lot about Rafisaab here. My posts here might be relatively infrequent now but I make it a point to always write a post on Rafisaab’s birth and death anniversaries. These are two dates I never miss. It is just my very small way of paying tribute to Rafisaab, and thanking him for enriching my life in a way, and to an extent, that I just cannot describe.

And I’d like to think, he is up there, smiling as always, reading these tributes.

There isn’t much I can think of writing now that I haven’t already written before. And although I don’t mind repeating myself, I don’t want to bore the readers. Having said that, I never tire of repeatedly watching the same tributes to Rafisaab on youtube. I’ve listened to Jeetendra’s story of Deedaar-e-Yaar multiple times, SP Balasubramaniam’s story about “deewaana hua baadal” multiple times. 🙂 And each time, it feels good to listen to it.

But that’s different from my repeating stories, that too in text, not video. Besides, they speak about their personal experiences involving interaction with Rafisaab – mine are just my personal thoughts.

So I will refrain from repeating myself.

One thing I will say – I’ve often felt lucky that Rafisaab’s era was before mine. Imagine somebody living in the 1920s/30s and passing away before 1947. He or she would never have had the opportunity of listening to Rafisaab. Of course there were greats even then – like Saigal saab and Pankaj Mallick, but we now have the good fortune of being able to listen to them AND to Rafisaab, Talat Mahmood, Lataji and others.

Future generations will have even more music available to them, in addition to what is available today.

That’s the greatness of a legacy. Every individual has to die sometime – nobody can do anything about that. Yes, one can delay the inevitable – but it is still inevitable. No one has yet invented the elixir of immortality – and that might not be such a bad thing.

Coming to Rafisaab, I’ve spent hours and hours listening to him. I’ve spent all night listening to his songs. It starts with one song, then I think “ok, one more”, then “one more” and so it goes on. On youtube, you keep getting prompted anyway – so it’s just one click after another. You start with “chaudvin ka chand ho”, then, as if on cue, you’re prompted “abhi na jao chhod kar”, which then takes you to “deewana hua baadal”, which takes you to “pukaarta chala hoon main” and so on. You know the drill – you’re hooked. This has happened to me many times.

Not that I’m complaining. It has always been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I often don’t even watch the video – I just close my eyes and let Rafisaab’s voice take over. And suddenly everything seems to either fall in place, or become inconsequential. For that period at least. When SPB says that at the end of a long day in the recording studios he would come home and listen to Rafisaab to relax, I think I can understand where he’s coming from. Rafisaab’s voice can be extremely relaxing, if you listen to the right songs. I don’t know how often I’ve listened to “ab kya misaal doon” (Aarti-1962) or “maine shaayad tumhe pehle bhi kahin dekha hai” (Barsaat Ki Raat – 1960). And think of songs like “husnwaale tera jawaab nahin” (Gharana–1961) or “ek haseen shaam ko” (Dulhan Ek Raat Ki – 1967) or “mujhe dekh kar aapka muskuraana” (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena – 1962). And if you’re looking for duets, how about “theheriye hosh mein aa loon” with Suman Kalyanpur (Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain – 1965) or “dil pukaare” with Lata (Jewel Thief – 1967) or “phir miloge kabhi is baat ka vaada kar lo” with Asha (Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi – 1966). And of course, one of my all-time favourites – which is why I keep coming back to it – “abhi na jao chhod kar” with Asha (Hum Dono – 1961). 🙂

And so many more. I just realized that all the songs I’ve mentioned above, which came randomly to my mind, are all 1960s songs – but this is purely a coincidence. One can find a treasure of songs from the 1950s or even 1970s. Yes, even the 1970s, when Rafisaab was supposed to be going through a lean patch for the first half of the decade. The half in which he still gave us songs like “tum jo mil gaye ho” (Hanste Zakhm – 1973) and “aaj mausam bada beimaan hai” (Loafer – 1973). And my favourite Rafisaab duet song of the 1970s – “teri bindiya re” (Abhimaan – 1973) with Lata, which I have listened to a zillion times, and can never have enough of.

Rafisaab sang practically every genre, from qawwali and devotional songs to rock-n-roll and romantic songs, adjusting his singing style and voice for every actor, depending on the needs of the situation. He was always conscious that he was the playback voice – and that the actor on screen was bringing that song to the audience in “his” (the actor’s) voice. This elevated not just the song, but often even the film, for the viewers, because very often the songs of the film carried the film. 🙂

And, to add to all this, as if his divine voice wasn’t enough, he was also one of the most gentle souls the industry has ever seen. In an industry where ego clashes and tempers were not uncommon, he was ever-smiling, ever accommodating of others, never throwing his weight around – which he could very easily have done. He had a very big heart, ever generous and helpful to those in need. And he did a lot of it without publicity. It was only after he died, that a number of his charitable actions came to light.

So SUCH is the person Rafisaab was. Will we ever see another like him in the industry? Hard enough to imagine another singer like him – add to that his nature, and I think it’s safe to rule out the chance of another Rafisaab. No, Rafisaab was one of a very special kind – like SPB says, we were just very lucky he came in our midst before he was called back.

Indeed, he was 100% right when he sang “mujh ko mere baad zamaana dhoondhega”.

I will now move on to today’s song.

As it is the 31st of July, I have selected a song, sung by Rafisaab of course, about the inevitability of passing away. It is a very short song from the film Amardeep (1979) – but it suits the occasion perfectly. Lyrics have been provided to me, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song’s lyrics, written by Anand Bakshi, talk about how death is inevitable. And yet how sudden and shocking an unexpected death can be. “Tum aise gaye, aise bhi jaata nahin koi”. Everyone knows how sudden Rafisaab’s death was. That was just no way to go. Everyone was in shock – and he was just 55.

The song also refers to having a smile on one’s face even while dead. “Kyon mar ke bhi honthon pe hansi khel rahi hai”- this could also be said of Rafisaab. He was ever-smiling, reportedly even in death.

This song brought a lump to my throat.

Also, listening to his voice only further made me realize how wonderful his voice was even just a year before he passed away. It left me with a loss of what might have been. I felt he had so much more singing in him.

Anyway, one cannot control these things. One can only be thankful for what one has got. And we have got a LOT from Rafisaab. A price can never be put on his legacy – it is just priceless. He will be in our hearts for ever, and remembered for ever.

Rafisaab is truly “amar” in this sense – and lighting amardeep in all our hearts.

Thank you, Rafisaab.

Thank you for everything.

bahut shukriya, badi meherbaani,
hum sab ki zindagi mein huzoor aap aaye

Audio

Video


Song-Duniya mein sada rehne ko aata nahin koi (Amardeep)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Duniya mein sadaa rehne ko
Aata nahin koyi
Tum jaise gaye aise bhi
Jaata nahin koyi

Kyun mar ke bhi honthhon pe hansi
Khel rahi hai ae
Sab jaante hain aur
Bataata nahin koyi ee

Dil pehle hi dartaa thaa
Ke jal jaayega daaman
Daaman se amardeep
Bujhaataa nahin koyi
Bujhaataa nahin koyi ee
Bujhaataa nahin koyi

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(Devnagri Script lyrics) Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुनिया में सदा रहने को
आता नहीं कोई
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी
जाता आ नहीं कोई

क्यूँ मर के भी होंठों पे हंसी
खेल रही है ए
सब जानते हैं और
बताता नहीं कोई ई

दिल पहले ही डरता था
के जल जाएगा दामन
दामन से अमरदीप
बुझाता नहीं कोई
बुझाता नहीं कोई ई
बुझाता नहीं कोई


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

Blog Day : 3658 Post No. : 14521

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 18
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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 70 #
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Congratulations to Atul ji and all team members on this tenth anniversary of this wonderful musical blog!!! Our beloved blog – ASAD – has completed ten years now and as expected the celebration has to be bigger and bigger.  And other than this being a great achievement, it’s also the time to gear up for the next bigger celebrations i.e. 15000 posts, 20000 next and more. . .

For this special occasion, and as it was expected of, all members were asked to share their joy and happiness through write ups and songs. So, when the ‘circular’ 😊 to this effect was received in mail and the deadline was given I started to look for those special subjects close to heart, which can be shared here on the blog with songs on this special occasion. I started thinking over the main reason for me to be associated with this blog – which is nostalgia and specifically related to the movies of the ‘seventies’, and the years when I was growing.

When my association with this blog started, and I started sending contribution for lyrics, they were mainly the songs which have over the years been in my memory since childhood and/or those which I have been looking for all the years during which I grown up – songs that used to be there and were listened to during those years – the seventies. . . and continuing to the initial years of the ‘eighties’. . .

There was something special there in those years. I think that the decade of seventies, from the point of view of ‘History of Hindi Cinema’ was a very important decade since it has many things happening in those years. But since it is subject of a different post I will not go into the detail (which I wish to write) in today’s article here.

Next, I started thinking about the movies which made news or hits or were popular in those years, then the stars, and the directors who ruled the roost and enthral the audiences with their charisma and talent. . .  If we look back now on this decade the very first thing that comes to our mind is the rise of Superstardom of Rajesh Khanna. But then in those years I was not the fan of Rajesh Khanna which I became much in the later years of the decade and in the starting years of the eighties.

And the movie watching years those bring back memories for me I think are 1973 (when I was five years old) to 1980 or 1981 to 1982 till I get into tenth standard. These years are very ‘nostalgic’ years for me I think, because many memories of movies and songs for me are from these years. So, what were the specialities of these years – ‘multi starrer movies’, ‘lost and found’ stories, ‘revenge stories’, ‘mythological movies too’, then we have ‘movies with dacoits looting the ‘gaon’ and the poor villagers’, etc. We were not the fan of any actor or actresses, we just loved to watch the movies whatever be the cast.

In my childhood, movies were the biggest entertainment other than outdoor sports, plays, then orchestras, radio and then there were movies. I vaguely remember that I always use to think the stars acting in movies were from a different planet and not like us. Then I used to think how a person who dies in a movie came back again in another movie?😊 And it took me sometime to understand the reality and come to know that the ‘stars’ are actually normal human beings like us.

Movies were the biggest fascination for us then and may be for many like me. From buying tickets for a movie and getting entry into the theatre and then the darkness surrounding gradually and starting the ‘newsreel’ everything was mesmerizing. Sometimes if we got delayed we had to enter in the darkness and then the gate-keeper will come and guide us the way signalling with a torch. And after the ‘newsreel’ (always in black and white 😊) finally the censor certificate of the movie which we eagerly await to the titles of the movie – all fascinating and spellbinding.

Then as I have mentioned earlier we brothers used to collect the cut pieces of films of movies and try to watch them after magnifying from a small mirror (sometimes a piece of mirror) to reflect the sunlight and finally projecting on a piece of cloth (preferably white) in a room which was covered to create darkness even in a daylight outside. I also remember that there was the advertisement for the 16mm projectors in newspapers and magazines which always attracted me and I was always thinking of buying one 😊 (which was not possible and never became possible) 😊.

Reading about movies and stars in print media and discussions about movies and the personal likes and dislikes among friends/groups was almost a routine. And yes, the ‘booklets’ for the songs of the movies, though I don’t remember to have bought many but yes we used to buy them and sing the songs reading from it 😊

Every summer vacation was special and awaited because of movie watching only. It was the main attraction of the vacations as we used to travel to stay with paternal grandparents and cousins would also gather from different places and together we used to watch movies in theatres – ah, how wonderful those were the days!!!

Sometimes on Sundays or a holiday we would even watch back to back movies to utilise the time as we have to travel back to our colony around 25 kms from the district place. The today’s movie we are discussing was passed by the Censor Board on 06.04.1979 and in all possibility, I am sure that I watched it in that ‘summer vacation’ that year. We children were very crazy about watching movies and I think this continued so far till ‘Laawaaris’ (1982) where I remember to get the tickets I joined the long queue which was I think around 500 metres from the ticket window, and it was already on the road where we sat in the queue for a long time 😊.

Recollecting it now all that happened seems to be very crazy and exciting. And I had to share this one incident when I was beaten up by my father as I was disappointed and started shedding tears for not getting ticket to watch a movie as it became house full. The movie was ‘Jaani Dushman’ from 1979. It was directed by Rajkumar Kohli who has given us many multi starrer movies and I have watched many of them viz. ‘Nagin’ (1976), ‘Jaani Dushman’ (1979), ‘Naukar Biwi Ka’ (1983), ‘Raaj Tilak’ (1984), ‘Jeene Nahin Doonga’ (1984), and ‘Insaniyat Ke Dushman’-1987’. After that I think I have not watched any movies from this production house.

At first, for this post I was thinking of a song from a Manmohan Desai movie or a song from a ‘multi starrer movie’, but selected this movie because to watch it I had to first undergo my father’s fury 😊. How is that possible? Was the movie was not for children? Yes, it was not for us – children – then to watch this movie, because it was released with an ‘A’ certificate (released with restricted viewing) 😊. But, I can now guess that may be on my insistence my father may have been somehow agreed to allow us to watch the movie.

However, we could not get the tickets as the show was house full and we – me and my younger brothers were standing watching movie posters – I got disappointed and tears rolled my eyes and the next moment was darkness in front of my eyes because my father had slapped me since I started crying for watching a movie. Later on, my father called me separately and told me to go alone next day to watch the movie and don’t take my younger brothers with me since they will be frightened, as the movie was said to be a ‘HORROR’ movie 😊. Next day I watched the movie and never feel scared while watching the movie, as the movie was making news as a ‘horror’ movie or like that. I was just above eleven years old then 😊.

I don’t remember having watched this movie again after that, either on TV or in theatre. Watching a suspense thriller again doesn’t generate the same interest and thrill. However, I think I should watch it for nostalgia and to enjoy its beautiful songs again. This movie has some very good songs and so far, only two of its songs have been posted on the blog. And when I go through these two posts by Atul ji I find he also had expressed similar feelings about this movie and he had also watched it as a ‘non-adult’, but still he was elder than me then 😊.

The song I present today is a ‘happy song’ to suit our celebration mood and reviving the nostalgia. In the movie too it occurs in celebration after Bindiya Goswami’s marriage and her ‘doli’ not being looted and the ‘dulhan’ not getting killed by the ‘Jaani Dushman’ 😊. The pitcturisation of this song has some typical specialities of that period – the village, the celebration, the grandeur and the music and the multi star cast. . . And over and above all we have Sanjeev Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha in their ‘own style’ 😊 and with so many other artists present in this song. The orchestra music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal makes it very special and nostalgic to revive those memories. . .

So, let us enjoy this song and revive some ‘bhooli bisri yaadein’. . . on this special occasion 😊

And actually, in the flow of the song I was thinking,

blog nahin koi ASAD jaisa
leader nahin koi mere ‘leader’ jaisa
editor nahin koi hamaare ‘editor’ jaisa
aur ‘contributor’. . .
nahin koi hamaari team jaisa 😊

 

Song – Mausam Na Koi Bahaar Jaisa (Jaani Dushman) (1979) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

arey sun bhai sadho
bol re madho
sun bhai sadho
arey bol re madho

ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o
chhum chhum chhanana na na
chhum chhum chhum
ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o

chhum chhum chhanana na na
chhum chhum chhum
ho ho ho ho ho o
ho ho ho ho ho o
 
mausam na koi bahaar jaisa
tohfa na phoolon ke haar jaisa
saaz na koi sitaar jaisa
raag na koi malhaar jaisa
haan aa

heera nahin kohinoor jaisa
haan
parbat nahin koh-e-toor jaisa
haan
meethha na koi khajoor jaisa
haan
meva na dekha angoor jaisa

jaanch liya parakh liya
soch liya
gaur kiya
rishte bhi dekhe
naate bhi dekhe
naata naa koi pyaar jaisa
suraj bhi dekha
chanda bhi dekha
par dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

roop tera kaagaz ki paati
dhoop lage murjhaaye
hey roop tera kaagaz ki paati
dhoop lage murjhaaye
aa tujhko palkon mein rakh loon
daal baahon ke saaye
roop gori tera patang jaisa
arey ang nahin tere ang ang jaisa
he rang nahin hothon ke rang jaisa
haan
sang nahin sajna ke sang jaisa

jaanch liya parakh liya
soch liya
gaur kiya
dil bhi dekhe dilwaale bhi dekhe
dil nahin dekha dildaar jaisa
raje bhi dekhe
mahaaraje bhi dekhe
par dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

ho
ho ho ho ho
ho
ho ho ho ho o o
ho
ho ho ho ho o o

ban ke main sapna suhaana
teri neendon mein kho jaaun
he ban ke main sapna suhaana
teri neendon mein kho jaaun
main pyaar ki chandni mein ji chaahe so jaaun
kyunki
dukh naa judaai ki maar jaisa
sukh nahin dil ke qaraar jaisa
yaar nahin koi mere yaar jaisa
haan
jantar bhi dekhe mantar bhi dekhe
jaadoo naa koi pyaar jaisa
preet bhi dekhi
preetam bhi dekhe
par dekha na saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
naata nahin koi pyaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa
dekha naa saiyyaan hamaar jaisa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अरे सुन भाई साधो
बोल रे माधो
सुन भाई साधो
अरे बोल रे माधो

हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
छुम छुम छनन न न 
छुम छुम छुम
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
छुम छुम छनन न न 
छुम छुम छुम
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो हो हो हो हो ओ

मौसम न कोई बहार जैसा
तोहफा न फूलों के हार जैसा
साज़ न कोई सितार जैसा
राग न कोई मल्हार जैसा
हाँ आ
हीरा नहीं कोहिनूर जैसा
हाँ
परबत नहीं कोह ए तूर जैसा
हाँ
मीठा न कोई खजूर जैसा
हाँ
मेवा न देखा अंगूर जैसा
जांच लिया
परख लिया

सोच लिया
गौर किया
रिश्ते भी देखे
नाते भी देखे
नाता ना कोई प्यार जैसा
सूरज भी देखा
चंदा भी देखा
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा

रूप तेरा कागज़ कि पाती
धुप लगे मुरझाये
हे धुप लगे मुरझाये
आ तुझको पलकों में रख लूं
डाल बाहों के साए
रूप गोरी तेरा पतंग जैसा
अरे अंग नहीं तेरे अंग अंग जैसा
हे रंग नहीं होठों के रंग जैसा
हाँ
संग नहीं सजना के संग जैसा
जांच लिया परख लिया
सोच लिया
गौर किया
दिल भी देखा दिलवाले भी देखे
दिल नहीं देखा दिलदार जैसा
राजे भी देखे
महाराजे भी देखे
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा

हो
हो हो हो हो
हो
हो हो हो हो हो ओ
हो
हो हो हो हो हो ओ

बन के मैं सपना सुहाना
तेरी नींदों में खो जाऊं
हे बन के मैं सपना सुहाना
तेरी नींदों में खो जाऊं
मैं प्यार कि चांदनी में जी चाहे सो जाऊं
क्यूंकि
दुःख ना जुदाई कि मार जैसा
सुख नहीं दिल के करार जैसा
यार नहीं कोई मेरे यार जैसा
हाँ
जंतर भी देखे
मंतर भी देखे

जादू ना कोई प्यार जैसा
प्रीत भी देखि
प्रीतम भी देखे
पर देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
नाता नहीं कोई प्यार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा
देखा ना सैंय्या हमार जैसा


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