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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.

Blog Day :

4636 Post No. : 16291

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 127 # Aatish-1979#
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I had mentioned in one of my earlier post on the blog, that nowadays (since Nov’2020 end) I got to listen to the radio utilizing my morning and evening time of about an hour or so while commuting towards my workplace (in the morning) and while returning back (in the evening). And normally I tune in to ‘Vivid Bharati’ only.

This exercise has given me an opportunity to listen to many songs from yesteryears and also songs from new movies. The joy and excitement of ‘the next song to be played’ is always there as on radio we cannot play songs of our choice.

Today’s song is one such song. hen I was listening to it, it sounded familiar but then I had not attentively listened to the name of the movie while the broadcast was on. The refrain ‘salaam salaam salaam’ in this song sounded familiarbut I could not put a finger to it. So, I looked for the details of this song.

This song turned out to be from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Aatish’.

That reminded me that I had watched this movie in the ‘summer vacations’ at Akola with my brothers and cousins. But I do not remember anything about the story of this movie and other details. Only thing that is still fresh in my mind is that this was a ‘Jeetendra Movie’. 😊

I looked for the video of this song and found that this song is performed by Neetu Singh (and I must say she is looking very beautiful in this song). Jeetendra, the object of her craving, is also present in the picturization of this song.

“Aatish-1979” was directed by Ambarish Sangal for ‘M.K. Enterprises, Bombay’. It had Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Rinku, Dheeraj, Leena Das, Om Shivpuri, Mukri, Mumtaz Begam, Master Raju, Nirupa Roy, Madan Puri, Sujit Kumar (in special appearance), Brahm Bharadwaj, Subhash Kanwal, Kamal Deep, Ranveer Raj, Chandru, Kishan, Ashok Saksena, Raj Kumar, Ram Narayan and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.02.1979.

There were six songs in this movie written and composed by Ravindra Jain.

Here is the list of songs of this movie as appearing in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980);

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ladke ke bhes mein ladki hoon Asha Bhonsle, Chorus
02 Main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa Asha Bhonsle Being discussed today
03 O meri laadli pyaari behnaa Mohd Rafi, Hemlata 13.08.2011
04 Sharaab hai, haan, sharaab hai Mohd Rafi, Chorus
05 Babu manejara ve he babu, manejara ve Lata, Rafi, Chorus
06 Kahin naam na apnaa likh dena … Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Bhushan Mehta, Mohd Rafi, chorus

Only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog on 13.08.2011. So, one can notice that this movie is about to complete its ‘ten-year’ run on the blog within next five months. 😊

let us now listen to today’s song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and lip-synced on screen by Neetu Singh. As mentioned above lyrics are by Ravindra Jain who has also the music director for this movie.


Song-Main nehla thhi bas nehla nehle ko mil daya dahla (Aatish)(1979) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

main nehlaa thhi
bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
main nehlaa thhi ee bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam

ye to bataa aa
kab doli leke aayegaa
kis din ghulaam ko o o
begam banaayegaa
ye to bataa aa
kab doli leke aayegaa aa
kis din ghulaam ko o o begam banaayegaa
o baadshaah mere dil ke
badi khushi huyi tujhse mil ke
o baadshaah mere dil ke ae
badi khushi huyi tujhse mil ke
jaa jaa(?) ke karo kalaam
jaa jaa(?) ke karu kalaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam

ikke dukke hote hain
duniya mein tujhse ae
chhakke panje chauke tikke
bahot hain mujhse ae
ikke dukke hote hain
duniya mein tujhse ae
chhakke panje chauke tikke
bahot hain mujhse
sattaa aur athhaa jodo
is umr kaa maal na chhodo
sattaa aur athhaa jodo
is umr kaa maal na chhodo
dil de do mujhe inaam
dil de do mujhe inaam
salaam salaam salaam
ho baabu
salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu
salaam salaam salaam

rangon ke khazaane miley
phoolon ko bahaar se ae
pyaar ka jawaab tu bhi
de de mujhe pyaar se ae
rangon ke khazaane miley
phoolon ko bahaar se ae
pyaar ka jawaab tu bhi
de de mujhe pyaar se
kya soche o dilwaale
mujhe ab to ang lagaa le ae
le haath meraa le thhaam
le haath meraa le thhaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam
main nehlaa thhi bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
main nehlaa thhi ee bas nehlaa
nehle ko mil gayaa dehlaa
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
dehle ki main bani ghulaam
salaam salaam salaam
o baabu salaam salaam salaam
salaam salaam salaam
baabu salaam salaam salaam


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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4626 Post No. : 16277 Movie Count :

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If you search in google for ‘history of post cards in India’ top of the results yields this result;

In July 1879, the Post Office of India introduced a quarter anna postcard that could be posted from one place to another within British India. This was the cheapest form of post provided to the Indian people to date and proved a huge success. … The postcard facility continues to this date in independent India.

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Regulars on the blog are aware of how some members of this blog are fond of talking about our social institutions or our public transports and communication, like railways and post departments specifically.
Actually, it would not be wrong to say that some members like me are madly in love with the railways and postal departments in our country. And why not, both the railways and postal departments have their presence all over the country and these services also play major roles in nation building and national integration. I have a BIG nostalgia associated with both of these services.

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I remember in my childhood days I was, (even now I am), very much fascinated with the postal services, their stationery. The overall atmosphere in a ‘post-office’ have always fascinated me.

A ‘post-card’ costing fifteen paise was very much popular and the most preferred one to send letters among families and friends, and others. Due to my interest in books and magazines I was frequently using it for getting various publications.

I used to order books through VPP and sometimes even if I could not buy books, I would ask for the ‘list of publications’ from various publishers. We needed to send only a ‘post card’ and in return there would be an envelope carrying printed list with printed pictures of some of the books. That would give me immense pleasure.

I was also having my library containing story books and magazines for children to read mainly during summer vacations.

The simple ‘post-card’ costing fifteen paise was used for many things like conveying important messages or urgent messages, as it was said that the post-cards were delivered faster than the ‘inland letter’ and ‘envelopes.
My Grand Father staying at Akola (i.e., 25 kms from Paras) was always using post-card to send us letters. And it was the same with most other people.

Years back I had pursued my correspondence studies through IGNOU wherein all the study materials were delivered by post and all communication was through posts only. So, one can guess how close the post services are to my heart. 😊

I do not remember anyone raising any ‘privacy violation issues’ those days for ‘post-cards’. I vividly remember that a ‘postman’ would never read your letters unless requested by those who could not read. They would make it a point to handover the letters to the ‘addressee’ and to no one else.

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After coming back from Kenya in Dec’2019, I got to visit the post office here in Vadodara many times particularly for dispatch of my daughter’s online shop products and other communications. I noticed how the department has been now given a modernized look and we can also see attractive guidelines and information painted on the walls giving it a ‘super-market’ type look.

But I also noticed someting that has not changed over the years. It is a one iron-box used for storing ‘stamps’ (a box little big than or similar to a metal school box of those days) and the ‘sorting room’ or ‘chamber’ having wooden partition separating it from general office.

Another change that I noticed is in the price of the post card, inland letter and envelope. Now we have to pay fifty paise for a post card.

I have a vague recollection that I have seen post cards of ten paise or five paise as well ! May be when I was a child, I must have seen them some with my ‘stamp-collecting’ friends.

Slowly and gradually After the advent of mobile phones and many modes of faster communication the ‘postal modes’ has Slowly and gradually taken the back-seat.

Recently for the sake of nostalgia I bought one piece each of ‘post card’, inland letter and envelope’.


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What we discussed above is all good one side of the ‘coin’ (or post-card I should say) including happy memories and nostalgia.

On the other side there is another side. Now people do not find time to write letters as they are ‘busy’ in life. Sometimes it can even create misunderstandings between two close friends, where lack of response from either side can strain their relations.

People close to you or even not so close to you always have expectations. And there are some people who are not at all punctual like others, to return a call or a reply to a letter and reciprocate with same zeal and enthusiasm. It may be inadvertentand not deliberatel, but not responding for whatever reason may affect our relations with others.

As an example, it is my habit even now to call each and every friend that I am in contact with, even if they do not reciprocate with the same enthusiasm (I expect somebody should also given me a call and give me a pleasant surprise ).

I have noticed that nowadays people will send you friend requests, emails, WhatsApp messages or use all kind of social networks. On the other hand they generally avoid face to face conversation or the joy of meeting a person and giving him (or her) a hug (😊). In older days people would jump at the opportunity of meeting each other (I mean jump with joy 😊).

Communicating with our near and dear ones is so cheap and affordable, still there are some who cannot find time to communicate with others.

In older days, such people would be described as ‘arey yaar wo to pandrah paise ka ek post card bhi nahin bhejta hai’ or ‘kam se kam pandrah paise ka ek card hi post kar dete Bhai’, ‘itne dinon se tumhaari koyi khabar hi nahin aayi, pandrah paise ka card bhi nahin kharid sakte the kya, aisi bhi kya kanjusi’😊 (I have still maintained to keep the conversation in sophisticated language … and not using dialects 😊)

After remonstating thus, the long lost friends would readily forgive you and give you benefit of doubt in view of the various reasons given by you for responding. And after a little good natured quarrel everything would be fine among the aggrived and the aggriever.

What about someone who is in love with you and has ‘nyochhawar’ed’ (slang?) oneself on you, she or he will definitely say what the lady in today’s song is saying …

I will not repeat it here instead let us listen to this in today’s song …

Jayshree T is performing this song from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Ahinsaa’. We can see Ranjeet and others in the picturization of this mujra song.

“Ahinsaa-1979” was directed by Chand for ‘Ashwin Arts, Bombay’. It was produced by Shiv Kumar.

Story of this movie was written by Chand and K.B. Pathak and dialogues were written by Jainendra Jain. Editing of this movie was done by B.S. Glaad. It had Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Prem Nath, Ranjeet, Nirupa Roy, Alka, Kamini Kaushal, Rajendra Nath, Jayshree T., Jairaj, Trilok Kapoor, Tun Tun, Kundan, Mohan Shery, Bhagwan, Romeo, Jankidas, Birbal, Raj Kishore, Master Raju, Shiv Kumar, Keshav Rana, Rajan Haksar, Narendra Pathak, Major Anand, Ranveer Raj, Hiralal and others. Om Shivpuri, Dev Kumar, Shakti Kapoor, Shyamlee make a friendly appearance in this movie. Asrani make a special appearance in this movie.

This movie had four songs. Two were written by Rajkavi Tulsi and one each by Ram Bharadwaj and Anjaan.

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Anand Kumar C., and Badri Prasad (mentioned in HFGK not in the movie titles) had given their voices to the songs in this movie.
Music of this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.06.1979.

let us enjoy this rocking(😊) mujra song dedicated to the lovely ‘post-cards’ what they were in the seventies – ‘khat, pandrah paise waalaa’. Just out of curiosity I counted and noted that the word ‘pandrah paise waalaa’ appears ‘sixteen’ times in the song…

With today’s song this movie “Ahinsaa-1979” makes its debut on the blog. (It also serves another purpose of bringing ‘movies with same title on the blog’. We already have “Ahinsaa-1947” on the blog.

I have not watched today’s movie so can’t say much about its storyline but we can get idea of the story of this movie from the following dedication in titles;

‘This movie is dedicated to all those criminals and dacoits who surrendered themselves to the law with the inspiration of Loknayak Shri. Jayaprakash Narayan’

I had come across the today’s song a few months ago when I was looking for ‘Kalyanji-Anandji’ composed songs.
On going through other songs of this movie I find only song sounding familiar to me which is ‘Yaar mera rab ho gaya’ only. I was curious to know about the other songs so I listened to them and found today’s song as an interesting 😊 song.

Let us now listen to today’s song. Lyrics for the today’s song are by Ram Bharadwaj and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Video

Audio

Song-Maine tan man de daala saiyya solah saal waala (Ahinsa)(1979) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Ram Bhardwaj, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
khoyi khoyi si rehti hoon
le le ke tera naam
hansi udaaye har subah
aur dank maare shaam

maine tan man de daalaa aa
maine tan man de daalaa
sainyya solah saal waalaa aa
maine tan man de daalaa
sainyya solah saal waalaa
par toone to khat bhi na daalaa
haaye
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa
tan man de daalaa
sainyya solah saal waalaa
par toone to khat bhi na daalaa
arey pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa

ye mardon ki jaat
nibhaaye naa saath
muyee mardon ki jaat
nibhaaye naa saath
jo aurat ko samjhe
khilaunaa aa
kabhi bante hain yaar
kabhi karte hain pyaar
jo dikhaate hain sapnaa salonaa
hai tujhko qasam
ye bataa de balam
hai tujhko qasam
ye bataa de balam
kya souten ne tere din phere ae
arey kaalaa jaadu daalaa
bairi kaalaa jaadu daalaa
kaalaa jaadu daalaa
bairi kaalaa jaadu daalaa
tan man de daalaa
sainyya solah saal waala
par toone to khat bhi na daalaa
kyun
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa

dekh main phuljhadi
tere dar pe khadi ee
dekh main phuljhadi
tere dar pe khadi
mujhe pehnaa de pyaar ka kangnaa aa
ye hai arzi meri
ye hai marzi meri
tere nainon mein hai mujhe basnaa
mere dil mein hai jo
naa jaane tu wo
mere dil mein hai jo
naa jaane tu wo
kaise bedardi sainyya se ae ae
kaahe padaa paalaa
bairi kaahe padaa paalaa
kaahe padaa paalaa
bairi kaahe padaa paalaa
tan man de daalaa
sainyya solah saal waala
par tune to khat bhi na daalaa
arey pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa
pandrah paise waalaa
bairi pandrah paise waalaa


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

Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16253

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-11
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Welcome all to this post on ‘Sahir and His Music Directors’.

Today’s post is the last post in this series. In this post, I will give update on Sahir’s filmography and the statistics of the songs so far covered on the blog.

Let us take a look on the posts earlier covered under this series;

Sr.No. Song Title Movie Name & its Year Music Director Posted On
01 Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatta waaliye ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ Hridaynath Mangeshkar 26.10.2020
02 Aaja meri jawaani ko mastaani ko ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ Sonik Omi 04.12.2020
03 O natkhat nanhi laadli ‘Nanhaa Farishta-1969’ Kalyanji-Anandji 26.12.2020
04 Sharmaa na yoon ‘Joshila-1973’ R.D. Burman 02.01.2021
05 Marta hai koyi to mar jaaye ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ Khayyam 30.01.2021
06 Haathhaapaayee naa karo ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do-1982’ Laxmikant-Pyarelal 02.02.2021
07 Meharbaan kaise kaise ‘Jaagriti-1977’ Laxmikant-Pyarelal 09.02.2021
08 Main hoon pari adaaon bhari ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’ N. Datta 28.02.2021
09 Jaane kyun baar baar baar mera dil ‘Paisa Ya Pyaar-1969’ Ravi 02.03.2021
10 Meri baari re kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’ Ravi 04.03.2021

The purpose of the above posts was to take a look on the collaboration of Sahir Ludhianvi as Lyricist with various music directors, and to discuss a song composed by the respective music director from a movie which has so far not been ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog.

In the ‘one-movie collaboration’ three movies were eligible viz. ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Pe-1948’ (MD-G.D. Kapoor), ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ (MD-Sonik Omi) and ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ (MD- Hridaynath Mangeshkar).
Sahir wrote four songs for ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Pe-1948’ of which only one has been posted on the blog earlier. The remaining three songs have not been traced or are unavailable as of now.
From ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ only one song had been posted earlier but ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ was only one short of Yippeeee, so here we took a song composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar from ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ and it was posted on 26.10.2020.

Moving forward we covered another song from the ‘one movie collaboration’ where the movie ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ was having only one song posted since 24.01.2009.

In the third post we discussed the ‘two-movies collaboration’ with a song from music director Kalyanji-Anandji from ‘Nanha Farishta-1969’ as it was the oldest movie not ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog from this ‘collaboration’. (Here in this scenario, we were also having songs composed by Ravindra Jain from the movie ‘Ham Tere Aashiq Hain-1979’ to be posted on the blog.)

The ‘three-movies collaboration’ of Sahir was only with music director Madan Mohan and all the songs of this ‘collaboration’ were already covered on the blog. So, we moved to the ‘four-movies collaboration’ where we had an opportunity to cover songs composed by R.D. Burman. Out of the four movies of ‘Sahir-Pancham collaboration’, we had two movies viz. ‘Joshilaa-1973’ and ‘The Burning Train-1980’ of which songs were available to be posted. We covered a song from ‘Joshilaa-1973’ as it was the oldest movie pending.

In the ‘five-movies collaboration’ we had two music directors viz. O.P. Nayyar and Khayyam Saab.
All songs composed by O.P. Nayyar had already been covered on the blog long back and we had only one movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ where music was composed by Khayyam Saab, and few of its songs were remaining to be posted. In the post no.5, we discussed a song from ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’.

We did not have any ‘six-movies collaboration’, so we move to ‘seven-movies collaboration’ where we had Roshan and Laxmikant-Pyarelal collaborating with Sahir for seven movies each.
But in this case also we first discussed a song from a debutant movie which was so far not launched on the blog. This movie was ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do-1982’ where Sahir Ludhianvi had written lyrics for two songs and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. We covered a song from this movie in the sixth post under this series.

In the next article we again took a song from the above collaboration from the movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ which was already present on the blog.

After this ‘seven-movie collaboration’, we were left with three great collaborations of Sahir Ludhianvi with music directors N. Datta, S.D. Burman and Ravi. All these were more than ‘ten-movies collaborations’.

In the eighth post we discussed the Sahir-N. Datta collaboration for seventeen movies with a song from ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’.

Next collaboration as per the number of movies was eighteen movies of Sahir-S.D. Burman collaboration.

From this collaboration three songs of ‘Laal Kunwar’ are pending to be covered, but these songs are not available and it seems that they were difficult to find. We are not concluding them as ‘lost’ hoping that someday somebody will come up with their links.

However, one ‘snippet’ of ‘verses’ from ‘Pyaasaa-1957’ was available to covered which we left to be covered on a ‘special day’ with ‘special post’.

Here we move on to the next ‘big collaboration’ which is ‘Sahir Ludhianvi and music director Ravi’. They collaborated in nineteen movies. In the ninth post we took a song from the oldest movie pending on the blog which was ‘Paisaa Ya Pyaar-1969’ because one song from ‘Gumraah-1963’ has not been traced till date and we hope that this will also be found some day or other in the future.

Taking ‘cinematic liberty 😊’ again, in the tenth post, we covered a beautiful bhajan composed by Music Director Ravi from the movie ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’. And we also took a look at the filmography of ‘Sahir-Ravi collaboration’.

In this series we tried to bring on board songs by various music directors that were yet to be posted on the blog.

And after the last post i.e., post no. 10 of 04.03.2021 the list of remaining Sahir songs on the blog is as given below;

Sno Name of the Movie Year Music Director Remaining songs
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 3
7 Laal Kunwar 1952 S.D. Burman 3
53 Dilli Ka Daada 1962 N. Dutta 1
58 Gumraah 1963 Ravi 1
78 Nanha Farishta 1969 Kalyanji – Anandji 2
79 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 Ravi 1
85 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 3
91 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi 2
101 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 2
104 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain 5
106 Chambal Ki Qasam 1979 Khayyam 2
107 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N. Dutta 4
109 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman 2
112 Jiyo Aur Jeene Do 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 1
115 Chingaari 1989 Ravi 2

Readers might have noted that while discussing the songs composed by various music directors, we have so far not covered a song composed by music director Ravindra Jain.
So, here in this post today, we are discussing a song composed by him from the movie ‘Ham Tere Aashiq Hain-1979’ of which only one song has been posted so far on 27.06.2019 on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. It is lip synced on screen by Hema Malini and Jeetendra respectively.

The words of the song are interesting in the context of this series ‘planned’ by me and the ‘goal’ to be achieved 😊
But still as on today I cannot say ‘maar liyaa maidaan’ as the song goes … though I can say ‘ghodaa-maidaan door nahin’ 😊 and only readers can tell ‘kaisaa rahaa palaan’ 😊 ‘badhhiyaa rahaa ya nahin’ 😊

I leave it here for the song to be enjoyed by readers (a lesser heard song though, may be because the movie was also not successful, I think) …

As a parting gift for today, here is the list of Sahir filmography with respect to the songs already posted on the blog excluding the today’s song; (readers can well guess here ‘what the ‘goal’ is. If it is achieved well and good, and even if it is not achieved, I am satisfied that I tried my best to do something … now leaving it to the ‘powers’ beyond my control 😊)
(I am thankful to Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me this opportunity to do this write-ups and also I am thankful to all readers of this blog who have read this posts and given their feedback with comments) …

Sno Movie Year MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 1 4 4
2 Baazi 1951 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
3 Naujawan 1951 S.D. Burman 7 7 7
4 Sazaa 1951 S.D. Burman 1 1 1
5 Doraaha 1952 Anil Biswas 1 1 1
6 Jaal 1952 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
7 Laal Kunwar 1952 S.D. Burman 8 11 11
8 Alif Laila 1953 Shyam Sundar 8 8 8
9 Armaan 1953 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
10 Baabla 1953 S.D. Burman 6 6 6
11 Humsafar 1953 Ali Akbar Khan 7 8 8
12 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 S.D. Burman 8 7 7
13 Shahenshah 1953 S.D. Burman 9 9 9
14 Sholey 1953 Dhani Ram 1 1 1
15 Angaarey 1954 S.D. Burman 10 10 10
16 Radha Krishna 1954 S.D. Burman 2 2 2
17 Saavdhan 1954 Vasant Ramchandra 7 7 7
18 Taxi Driver 1954 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
19 Chingaari 1955 Manohar 1 1 1
20 Devdas 1955 S.D. Burman 10 10 10
21 House No.44 1955 S.D. Burman 8 8 9
22 Joru Ka Bhaai 1955 Jaidev 2 2 2
23 Marine Drive 1955 N. Dutta 6 6 6
24 Milaap 1955 N. Dutta 8 8 8
25 Munimji 1955 S.D. Burman 7 7 7
26 Railway Platform 1955 Madan Mohan 10 10 8
27 Society 1955 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
28 Chandrakaanta 1956 N. Dutta 9 9 8
29 Funtoosh 1956 S.D. Burman 8 8 9
30 Bade Sarkar 1957 O.P. Nayyar 4 4 4
31 Naya Daur 1957 O.P. Nayyar 9 9 9
32 Pyaasa 1957 S.D. Burman 12 8 12
33 Tumsa Nahin Dekha 1957 O.P. Nayyar 1 1 1
34 12 O’ Clock 1958 O.P. Nayyar 2 2 2
35 Light House 1958 N. Dutta 7 7 7
36 Phir Subah Hogi 1958 Khayyam 8 8 8
37 Sadhna 1958 N. Dutta 6 6 6
38 Sone Ki Chidiya 1958 O.P. Nayyar 7 7 7
39 Bhai Bahan 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 8
40 Chaar Dil Chaar Raahein 1959 Anil Biswas 7 7 6
41 Dhool Ka Phool 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 9
42 Didi 1959 N. Dutta 5 5 5
Didi 1959 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1
43 Laal Nishaan 1959 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1
44 Naach Ghar 1959 N. Dutta 10 10 10
45 Baabar 1960 Roshan 5 5 5
46 Barsaat Ki Raat 1960 Roshan 12 12 9
47 Girl Friend 1960 Hemant Kumar 7 7 7
48 Hum Hindustani 1960 Usha Khanna 1 1 1
49 Maasoom 1960 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1
50 Dharamputra 1961 N. Dutta 8 8 8
51 Hum Dono 1961 Jaidev 6 6 6
52 Dilli Ka Daada 1962 N. Dutta 3 4 4
53 Kaalaa Samandar 1962 N. Dutta 1 1 1
54 Aaj Aur Kal 1963 Ravi 9 8 9
55 Bahurani 1963 C. Ramchandra 7 7 7
56 Dil Hi To Hai 1963 Roshan 11 10 11
57 Gumraah 1963 Ravi 7 8 8
58 Mujhe Jeene Do 1963 Jaidev 6 5 5
59 Pyaar Ka Bandhan 1963 Ravi 5 5 5
60 Taj Mahal 1963 Roshan 10 10 11
61 Chaandi Ki Deewaar 1964 N. Dutta 8 8 9
62 Chitralekha 1964 Roshan 8 8 7
63 Dooj Ka Chaand 1964 Roshan 9 8 9
64 Ghazal 1964 Madan Mohan 8 7 8
65 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 8 8 8
66 Bahu Beti 1965 Ravi 7 7 7
67 Kaajal 1965 Ravi 11 11 13
68 Waqt 1965 Ravi 8 8 8
69 Bahu Begum 1967 Roshan 9 9 9
70 Humraaz 1967 Ravi 5 5 5
71 Aaankhein 1968 Ravi 6 6 6
72 Do Kaliyaan 1968 Ravi 8 8 8
73 Izzat 1968 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 7 7 7
74 Neel Kamal 1968 Ravi 7 7 8
75 Vaasna 1968 Chitragupta 6 6 6
76 Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969 Ravi 9 9 10
77 Nanha Farishta 1969 Kalyanji-Anandji 2 4 4
78 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 Ravi 4 5 5
79 Mann Ki Aankhein 1970 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 6 6 6
80 Nayaa Raasta 1970 N.Dutta 8 8 8
81 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 1970 Ravi 7 8 9
82 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 Ravi 4 4 4
83 Sansaar 1971 Chitragupta 7 7 7
84 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 2 5 5
85 Daastaan 1972 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 5 5 6
86 Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 R.D. Burman 6 6 5
87 Daag 1973 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 7 7 6
88 Dhundh 1973 Ravi 4 3 3
89 Joshila 1973 R.D. Burman 8 8 8
90 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi 4 6 6
91 36 Ghante 1974 Sapan Chakravarty 4 4 4
92 Deewaar 1975 R.D. Burman 5 5 5
93 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 Ravi 7 5 8
94 Zameer 1975 Sapan Chakravarty 7 7 8
95 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 Khayyam 10 10 12
96 Laila Majnu 1976 Madan Mohan 6 6 7
Laila Majnu 1976 Jaidev 4 4 3
97 Shankar Shambhu 1976 Kalyanji-Anandji 5 5 5
98 Amaanat 1977 Ravi 8 8 7
99 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 2 4 4
100 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun 5 4 5
101 Trishul 1978 Khayyam 7 7 8
102 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain 1 6 6
103 Kaalaa Patthar 1979 Rajesh Roshan 6 6 7
104 Chambal Ki Qasam 1979 Khayyam 6 8 8
105 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N.Dutta 2 6 6
106 Insaaf Ka Taraazu 1980 Ravindra Jain 4 4 4
107 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman 4 6 6
108 Dhanwaan 1981 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 5 5 5
109 Deedaar-E-Yaar 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 4 5 4
110 Jiyo Aur Jeene Do 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 3 2 2
111 Lakshmi 1982 Usha Khanna 2 2 2
112 Sachche Moti 1962/1967 N.Dutta 6 6 6
113 Chingaari 1989 Ravi 5 7 7
TOTAL 695 717 733
114 Picnic Unreleased N. Dutta 1
TOTAL 696 717 733

Let us now enjoy this song. It is a light hearted song but Sahir still finds opportunities to slip in comments about social malpractices viz jaat paat, naslwaad, rang bhed etc. etc.

Video

Audio

Song-Hamne maar liya maidaan (Ham Tere Aashiq Hain)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

hurrrrrey ae ae ae
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan
kaisaa rahaa palaan
apnaa badhiyaa rahaa palaan
waah re chaachaa
waah bhatiji
main to donon pe qurbaan
oye qurbaan n a
waah re chaachaa
waah re bhatije
main to donon pe qurbaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

dekh liyaa ye
duniyaa kyaa hai
kyaa hai duniyaawaale ae ae
sone ki chaabi se khulte
sab ke dilon ke taaley ae

jo is bhed se waaqif hain
wo sabko jeb mein daalen
jo is bhed se waaqif hain
wo sabko jeb mein daalen

haan
hamne ye gur seekh liyaa
ham hain qaabil insaan
you are right meri jaan
hamne ye gur seekh liyaa
ham hain qaabil insaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

rang ka bhed aur
nasl ke jhagde
sab kehne ki baatein ae
jinke ghar lakshami ka deraa
unki oonchi jaatein

arey aage chaley rupaiyyaa paisaa
peechhe chale baraatein
aage chaley rupaiyyaa paisaa
peechhe chale baraatein

dukaanon ke label dekh ke
bikte hain pakwaan

you are right meri jaan
dukaanon ke label dekh ke
bikte hain pakwaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

kaisaa rahaa palaan
apnaa badhiyaa rahaa palaan
laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laal aa
laa laa laa laa
la la la la laal aa
la la ra la ra laa


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

Blog Day :

4598 Post No. : 16225

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 123 # Qawwalis – 8
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Welcome all to the today’s ‘special post’. Special because, we pay our tributes to Khayyam Saab(18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019) on his ninety-fourth birth anniversary today on 18th February’2021.

On this occasion, we are going to listen to a ‘qawwali’ composed by him for the movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’.

This ‘qawwali song’ under the above series is coming after a long gap of more than three and half years. The last time I had shared a ‘Qawwali’ was on 26.06.2017 and that qawaali too, like this one, was from the pen of Sahir Ludhianvi.

I had earlier planned to present today’s qawwali for the same occasion last year, however I was unable to send the article at that time.

We have one hundred and sixty-three songs under the category of ‘Qawwalis’.
Today’s ‘qawwali’ is only the second ‘qawwali composition’ of Khayyam Saab to appear on the blog.
The only previous Khayyam qawaali in the blog was this song from ‘Shankar Hussain-1976’ which was posted on 22.05.2011.

But the case with the lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi is totally different. He, so far has twenty-five of his ‘qawwali songs’ on the blog. And today’s song will be his twenty-sixth qawwali song on the blog (more statistics on ‘Qawwali’ on the blog will be coming here in future posts). 😊

Today’s ‘Qawwali’ written by Sahir Ludhianvi can be termed as a ‘social-muqaabla qawwali’ 😊 between a ‘law abiding Police officer’ and a person who has lost his faith in ‘law and order’ and hence doing ‘his self-styled justice with the ‘goons’ in the society’.

We are all aware that in our Hindi movies we have many types of qawwalis created for a particular situation taking a‘liberty’ from the purest form of ‘qawwali’ is i.e., ‘sufiana’…

“Chambal Ki Kasam-1979” was an M.P.D. Productions presentation. It was produced by V L Murlidhar and directed by Ram Maheshwary. It had Raj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushmi Chatterjee, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet, Nirupa Roy, Paintal, Gopal Sehgal, R. Tiwari, Usha Kiran, Peace Kanwal, Jagdish Raj, Nazir Hussain, Gufi, Paro Devi, Maruti, Uma Khosla, Raj Rani, Master Bhagwan, Gurucharan, Usha (Gwalior), Pandit Ganga Prasad (Gwalior), Mansaram, Master Rajesh, Master Rahul, Master Sonu, Master Rajiv, Baby Shaloo, and Manu Arora.

Pradeep Kumar and Amjad Khan makes a guest appearance and a special appearance in this movie respectively.

Story of this movie was written by M.K. Tamanna and Screenplay was written by Benoy Chatterjee. Dialogues of this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi and Safdar Hussain. Additional Dialogues were by Ela Maheshwary. Editing for this movie was done by D.N. Pai and M.S. Shinde.

This movie had eight songs, which were sung by Jagjit Kaur, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi.
Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist for all the songs and music is composed by Khayyam Saab.

So far, five songs of this movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ have been posted on the blog as given below;

Song Posted On
Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan 27.04.2012
Chanda re mere bhaiyya se kehna 02.08.2012
Parmeshwar rakhwaalaa tera 25.10.2014
She’r ka husn ho 09.12.2016
Marta hai koi to mar jaaye 30.01.2021

Let us now enjoy to this wonderful ‘qawwali’ sung by Manna Dey and Mahendra Kapoor. It is performed on screen by Shatrughan Sinha (lip syncing in Manna Dey’s voice) and Raj Kumar (lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice). The two actors are seen trying to score brownie points over the other in this lyrical muqaablaa -😊. Finally the ‘law’ has the last laugh in archtypical Hindi movie style …

Also seen in the picturization of this song are Nirupa Roy, Moushumi Chatterjee and Farida Jalal with many other artists.

This ‘qawwali’ composition by Khayyam Saab is in his own style and it grows on us if we listen to it more than once …

Remembering Khayyam Saab …

Video

Audio (Partial)

Song-Kaun hai mujrim kaun hai munsif (Chambal Ki Kasam)(1979) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aaa

aa aa aa aaa

jaaneman jo tera manshaa hain
wo ham jaante hain
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

tu kisi bhes mein aaye
tujhe pehchaante hain

tum badi tez nazar rakhte ho
ham maante hain
arey hamse bachta nahin mujrim
ye sabhi jaante hain

aa ha ha
achchaa aa
to suniye

ho o
kaun hai mujrim
kaun hai munsif
o
kaun hai mujrim
kaun hai munsif
bahas hai bekaar
mujrim kaun nahin
kaun nahin mere yaar
mujrim kaun nahin
mere yaar

arey aisaa kaho naa
ho o
ek tumhi ho nek jahaan mein ae
ho ek tumhi ho nek jahaan mein
baaki sab badkaar
matlab ye niklaa

ye nikla mere yaar
matlab ye niklaa mere yaar

aisaa nahin hai wallaah

daake ke hain roop hazaaron
qatl ke laakhon dhandhe ae
asal se badhkar
hoye asal se badhkar
sood kamaayein
saahukaar ke phande ae
paani ke injection bechen
arey paani ke injection bechen
dhan ke lobhi bande
desh ke sewak ban kar netaa
khaayen kaum ke chande ae
desh ke sewak ban kar netaa
khaaye kaum ke chande

ho o
chor pakadne waale dekhe
ho o chor pakadne waale dekhe
chor ke saajhedaar
bhaashan rehne de
rehne de mere yaar
bhaashan rehne de mere yaar

arz ye hai kiblaa

jantaa aur sarkaar ke mujrim
hain sab aise bande ae
inki gardan
oye inki gardan naapenge
ik din qaanoon ke phande ae
jantaa inke khoon se apne ae
arey jantaa inke khoon se apne
haath kare kyon gande
ham maujood hain
ham rokenge
saare kaale dhandhe

ham maujood hain
ham rokenge
saare kaale dhandhe

ho o o
tum khud hi ban baithhe ho o
ho tum khud hi ban baithhe ho
qaanoon ke thekedaar
tumko kya bolen

kya bolen
sarkaar
tumko kya bolen sarkaar

arey bhaai aur kya karen ham

ho o o o
lambaa hai qaanoon ka rastaa
aur vakaalat mehangi ee ee
ho o o o
paap ke bojh se toot ke reh gayi
satya aur nyaay ki bahangi
hamne khud bandook uthhaa li
khench li ab talwaar
isme kya bigdaa
kya bigdaa mere yaar
isme kya bigdaa mere yaar

kiblaa mulahijaa ho
irshaad
irshaad

ho o o o
khoon ka badlaa khoon chalaa
to khoon bahegaa sadiyon
ho o o
aangan aangan dwaare dwaare
sog rahega sadiyon
nafrat se nafrat badhti hai
pyaar ka phal hai pyaar
nafrat jaane de

jaane de mere yaar
nafrat jaane de mere yaar

ab hamaari bhi suniye hazrat
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa a a a
qaatil ko jo qatl kare ae
usko qaatil mat kehnaa
kaayar ban’ne se behtar hai
baaghi ban kar rehnaa

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aap ki ye bhool hai kiblaa
kaayar wo jo hathiyaaron ke
bal per jeena seekhe
insaan ho kar insaanon ke
khoon ko peena seekhe
arey ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
pashchaataap ke dwaar
nafrat jaane de ae

ab bhi sudhar jaa
ab bhi khule hain
pashchaataap ke dwaar
nafrat jaane de
jaane de mere yaar
nafrat jaane de mere yaar

pashchaataap
arey ham ko pashchaataap sikhaate
mar gaye kitne gyaani

wo khaali gyaani honge
wo khaali gyaani honge
par ham hai gyaani jaani

arey karte rahe hain karte rahenge
bhai karte rahe hain
karte rahenge
ham yoonhi manmaani
aage bhi manmaani ki
arey aage bhi manmaani ki
to goli padegi khaani

ha ha ha haa
arey maar sake jo hamen ae
arey maar sake jo hamen
wo goli bani nahin hain jaani
bani to hai
bani to hai par hamne
ab tak chaahi nahin chalaani

haan ha ha
aaj ye hasrat poori kar lo
bhai aaj ye hasrat poori kar lo
maukaa hai laasaani
bhai maukaa hai laasaani
mere jaani ee
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

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

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


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

Blog Day :

4584 Post No. : 16201

Hullo Atuldom

Here is a song from the 1979 release “Ek Baar Phir” that was written, produced and directed by Vinod Pande. It had music by Raghunath Seth and lyrics were by Vinod Pande himself. It had four or five songs of which the blog has this song.

On the occasion of Deepti Naval’s birthday (DoB 3 February 1952) we shall have one more song from this movie which was one of the films that gave her recognition. Deepti made her debut in Hindi films through Shashi Kapoor produced and Shyam Benegal directed “Junoon” in 1978. She had another tiny role in “Hum Paanch” in 1980. But it was “Ek Baar Phir” that gave her substantial screen time.

It was a very simple story of a middle class girl who gets married to a film star (Suresh Oberoi) who is busy with his profession and is a flirt. She accompanies him on an outdoor shoot to England where she meets a painter (Pradeep Verma) who makes artwork of people and exhibits them. He gets friendly with Deepti and they spend some good time with each other.

The movie tries to explore the lives of the three main characters from here.

Its songs were great on the ears. Raghunath Seth who was a noted Hindustani Classical Flutist, a Sangeet Natak Akademi award winner, was the music director.

Here is a melody by him in the voice of Anuradha Paudwal. It shows Depti in a melancholic mood. This was surely a heavy emotion-filled filled character that she played at the start of her career.

She is one of the few actresses who rode the art, commercial and middle-of-the-road movies with ease. She made an eye catching pair with Farooque Shaikh starting with “Chashme Buddoor” and “Saath Saath”, “Kisi Se Na Kehna”, Rang Birangi” and the last released film of Farooque Shaikh.

“Listen…Amaya” was also opposite Deepti. She had a charming smile and along with Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi, she was much sought-after in the parallel cinema of the period. She has dabbled in writing poetry in Hindi and English and also directed “DO paise ki dhoop, chaar paise ki chandi” in 2009 which starred Manisha Koirala and Rajit Kapoor. She has written and directed a TV serial around strong female characters and also produced a Travel show. She is very versatile indeed.

Let us wish her health wealth and happiness on her birthday.

Video (Not too clear)

Audio

Song-Jeewan ik sauda hai (Ek Baar Phir)(1979) Singer-Anuradha Pauwdal, Lyrics-Vinod Pande, MD-Raghunath Seth

Lyrics

chingaari wahi phir bhadki
dil mein wahi toofaa ..aan uthhe
dabaaya thha jin zakhmon ko
phir chamke
sulaaya thha jin sapnon ko
phir jaage

mere dost
mere humdum
kaise samjhaaun tumhen
jeevan ek sauda hai
hum sab hain saudaai
chamka sooraj kabhi
toh kabhi badli ghir aayi
jeevan ik sauda hai

acche bure hain jaise bhi
anubhav lene padte hain
ghor andhera ho ya ujiyaara
donon saath mein chalte hain
sukh dukh ko ye tedha chakkar
aise hi chalte rehta hai
jeevan ik sauda hai

tujmse mil ke jeewan mein
aisi veena goonji thhi ee
har saans aur khayaalon mein mere
tum thhe
tum thhe
tumhi tum thhe
par duniya ki sachchaayi hai aisi
maan’na ye hi padta hai
jeewan ik sauda hai

nishchal bahte jharne ke amrit jaise jal ho tum
komal khilte phoolon se
bhaav tumhaare hain nirmal
par paribhaasha mere jeewan ki
aur hai, aur rahegi wo
jeewn ik sauda hai

sambandh ye hum donon ke
ek meethha sapna thhe ae ae
man ke gulshan mein mere
nayi bahaar ka jhonkha thhe
hakeekat ke daayre sankre hain
unmein nibh na paayenge
jeewan ik sauda hai
hum sab hain saudaayi ee
chamka sooraj kabhi
to kabhi badli ghir aayi
jeewan ik sauda 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.

Blog Day :

4579 Post No. : 16191

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-5 – (‘Five-movie’ collaboration only)
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Welcome all to today’s post. Today we have a song from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam’. Music for ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ was composed by Khayyam Saab.

Sahir Ludhianvi and Khayyam Saab collaborated for five movies as given in the table below.
Other than Khayyam Saab it was O.P. Nayyar with whom Sahir Ludhianvi’s collaboration was for the same number of movies i.e., five movies (though ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ had only one song penned by Sahir and 12’ O Clock had two songs by Sahir)

S.no Movie Year MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Bade Sarkar 1957 O.P. Nayyar 4 4 4
2 Naya Daur 1957 O.P. Nayyar 9 9 9
3 Tumsa Nahin Dekha 1957 O.P. Nayyar 1 1 1
4 12 O’Clock 1958 O.P. Nayyar 2 2 2
5 Phir Subah Hogi 1958 Khayyam 8 8 8
6 Sone Ki Chidiya 1958 O.P. Nayyar 7 7 7
7 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 8 8 8
8 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 Khayyam 10 10 12
9 Trishul 1978 Khayyam 8 7 8
10 Chambal Ki Kasam 1979 Khayyam 4 8 8
Total 61 64 67

‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ was an M.P.D. Productions presentation. It was produced by V L Murlidhar and directed by Ram Maheshwary. It had Raj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Moushmi Chatterjee, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet, Nirupa Roy, Paintal, Gopal Sehgal, R. Tiwari, Usha Kiran, Peace Kanwal, Jagdish Raj, Nazir Hussain, Gufi, Paro Devi, Maruti, Uma Khosla, Raj Rani, Master Bhagwan, Gurucharan, Usha (Gwalior), Pandit Ganga Prasad (Gwalior), Mansaram, Master Rajesh, Master Rahul, Master Sonu, Master Rajiv, Baby Shaloo, and Manu Arora. Pradeep Kumar makes a guest appearance in this movie, whereas Amjad Khan makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by M.K. Tamanna and Screenplay was written by Benoy Chatterjee. Dialogues of this movie were written by Sagar Sarhadi and Safdar Hussain. Additional Dialouges were by Ela Maheshwary. Editing for this movie was done by D.N. Pai and M.S. Shinde.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.12.1979.

This movie had eight songs, which were sung by Jagjit Kaur, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi.
As mentioned above music of this movie was composed by Khayyam Saab and lyrics for all the eight songs were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.

Four songs of this movie have been posted on the blog so far.

Song Posted On
Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan 27.04.2012
Chanda re mere bhaiyya se kehna 02.08.2012
Parmeshwar rakhwaalaa tera 25.10.2014
She’r ka husn ho 09.12.2016

If we summarize the ‘Sahir-Music director collaboration’ statistics considering ‘one movie collaboration’ to ‘five-movies’ each we get the following table; (updated till today)

S.no MD No of movies together Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 G.D. Kapoor 1 1 4 4
2 Shyam Sundar 1 8 8 8
3 Ali Akbar Khan 1 7 8 8
4 Dhani Ram 1 1 1 1
5 Vasant Ramchandra 1 7 7 7
6 Manohar 1 1 1 1
7 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1 1
8 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1 1
9 Hemant Kumar 1 7 7 7
10 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1 1
11 C. Ramchandra 1 7 7 7
12 Sonik Omi 1 2 5 5
13 C. Arjun 1 5 4 5
14 Rajesh Roshan 1 7 6 7
15 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 1 5 5 5
16 Anil Biswas 2 8 8 7
17 Usha Khanna 2 3 3 3
18 Chitragupta 2 13 13 13
19 Sapan Chakravarty 2 11 11 12
20 Kalyanji-Anandji 2 7 9 9
21 Ravindra Jain 2 5 10 10
22 Madan Mohan 3 24 23 23
23 Jaidev 4 18 17 16
24 R.D. Burman 4 22 25 24
25 O.P. Nayyar 5 23 23 23
26 Khayyam 5 38 41 44
TOTAL 48 233 249 252

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lip-synced on screen by Moushumi Chatterjee. Raj Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Paintal and others can also be seen in the picturization of this song.

Let us now enjoy this song.

Audio (Longer)

Video

Song-Marta hai koi to mar jaaye (Chambal Ki Kasam)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

martaa hai
koyi to mar jaaye
aa aa aa aa aa
martaa hai koyi to mar jaaye
ham apnaa nishaana kyun chhoden
ham apnaa nishaana kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa
ham teer chalaanaa kyun chhoden
ham teer chalaanaa kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa

majboor naa ho ton ishq hi kya
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
majboor naa ho to ishq hi kya
magroor naa ho to husn hi kya
aa aa aa aa aa aa
tum ham ko manaanaa kyun chhodo
ham tumko sataanaa kyun chhoden
ham tumko sataanaa kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa
ham teer chalaanaa kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa

(dialogue by Rajkumar)

jo ham ko naseehat karte hain ae
jo ham ko nasihat karte hain
wo apnaa zamaanaa dekh chuke ae
dekh chuke ae ae ae
ham par bhi jawaani aayi hai
aa aa aa aa aa
ham par bhi jawaani aayi hai
ham apnaa zamaanaa kyun chhoden
ham apnaa zamaanaa kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa
ham teer chalaanaa kyun chhoden
martaa hai koyi to mar jaaye ae

duniyaa to hamaare saamne hai
ae ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
duniyaa to hamaare saamne hai
Jannat ka pataa kya
ho ke naa ho o o o o o o o
jannat mein chhupi daulat ke liye
duniyaa ka khazaanaa kyun chhoden
dil waale bachaayen dil apnaa
ham teer chalaanaa kyun chhoden
martaa hai koyi to mar jaaye ae


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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Today, December 30, 2020 is 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar.

What a musical journey Lakshmi Shankar had in her career spreading over 7 decades! Her journey from a Bharatnataym dancer to Uday Shankar’s ballet dancer, an actress in a Tamil film, a playback singer in Hindi films, a Hindustani classical vocalist and as a catalyst in spreading the Hindustani classical music across the continents is unparalleled. And it is more so for a woman who had to cross the societal barrier. Lakshmi Shankar was really a woman of substance.

In 2009, 83-year-old Lakshmi Shankar received a Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional World Music Album. Although she could not make it to the final list, the Grammy nomination itself was a great event for a woman Hindustani classical vocalist in the Western music dominated award. The irony is that she never got the status of a celebrity in her own country. She did not get any ‘Padma’ awards from Government of India nor any award from Sangeet Academy – whether Central or State levels.

Lakshmi Shankar, was born as Mahalakshmi Sastri (16/06/1926- 30/12/2013) in Jamshedpur where her father Vaidyanath Sastri was employed in Tata Iron and Steel Company as a Chartered Accountant. He was a native of a village in Pudukkottai district. Her mother, Visalaksi was from Palghat (Palakkad) district – both districts being part of the then Madras Presidency. During Vaidyanath Sastri’s stay in Jamshedpur, Mahatma Gandhi made a number of visits to Jamshedpur. The result was that he became attracted to Gandhian ideology. Mahatma Gandhi picked him up to devote time for the upliftment of harijans. He left the job and shifted to Poona (Pune) in 1930 for the assigned work. His other family members, including Lakshmi Shankar, shifted to Madras (Chennai).

At the age of 8, Lakshmi was put under Guru Kandappa Pillai for learning Bharatnataym dance in Chennai. At the age of 11, she performed her arangetram in Bharatnatyam dance. At the age of 13, she joined Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora for training in fusion dances. During her stint in Almora, Lakshmi Shankar got married to Rajendra Shankar, (the next younger brother of Uday Shankar) who was 21 years older than her. Rajendra Shankar, with M.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry was working as a script writer and was handling publicity in Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy. During 1940-43, Lakshmi Shankar travelled across India as one of the dancers with Uday Shankar’s dance troupe. In 1944, Uday Shankar’s India Cultural Centre in Almora was closed down due to financial constraints.

Following the closure of Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy, Lakshmi Shankar with her husband and brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar came to Mumbai. Both the Shankar brothers got associated with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). While Rajendra Shankar joined Bombay Talkies (later Filmistan) as story and script writer, Ravi Shankar got his first assignment for scoring music for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) followed by K A Abbas’s ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). In the first film, Lakshmi Shankar sang for Kamini Kaushal a lullaby so na o nanhi so na. In ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946), she sang beete ho sukh ke din aayee dukh ki ratiyaan.

With these two films, the musical collaboration of Lakshmi Shankar with her brother-in-law, Ravi Shankar started which continued until the latter’s death in December 2012.

Ravi Shankar and his other associates were disillusioned with IPTA as they were not given the freedom in creating the work of their respective fields. Ravi Shankar set up his own artists’ group in which his wife Annapurna Devi, sister-in-law, Lakshmi Shankar and his elder brother, Rajendra Shankar, Zohra Sehgal, Shanti Bardhan etc became the important part of this group.

It was around this time that Jawaharlal’s Nehru’s book ‘The Discovery of India’ (1946) was published and Ravi Shankar felt that this book was a good choice for adapting it as a ballet-cum-opera on the stage. He got the financial backing for the project from Indian National Theatre, the cultural wing of the Indian National Congress. While Ravi Shankar and Annapurna Devi took charge of the music, Rajendra Shankar wrote the script and looked after the production. Lakshmi Shankar and Sachin Shankar became the main dancers to be choreographed by Shanti Bardhan.

The premier of ‘The Discovery of India Ballet-Cum-Opera’ was held in New Delhi in April 1947 in the presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The premier of the ballet-cum-opera was highly successful. Later, it was staged at many prominent cities all over India because of which Lakshmi Shankar became a well-known dancer.

In 1948, while the ballet-cum-opera was still being staged, Lakshmi Shankar fell ill and was diagnosed as suffering from pleurisy affecting her lungs. She was taken back to her house in Chennai for recuperation. The doctor advised her to give up dancing as it would be too hard for her weak lungs. With this, her professional dancing career came to an end.

After a complete recovery from illness, Lakshmi Shankar returned to Mumbai where her husband was already working as a story and screenplay writer in Amiya Chakraborty’s film production company, ‘Mars & Movies’. [Lakshmi Shankar’s younger sister Kamala Sastri was married to Amiya Chakraborty in 1951]. In the absence of dancing, she thought of pursuing the playback singing career in films.

Post-illness, Lakshmi Shankar sang jingles in some advertising films and got a chance to sing a bhajan ‘in Aandhiyaan (1952). It was during her rehearsal of the song recording for the film ‘Mastaana’ (1954) when its music director, Madan Mohan advised her to learn Hindustani classical music as he felt that her voice was most suited for thumri singing. Though Lakshmi Shankar liked Hindustani classical music in instruments, she was not keen to become Hindustani classical vocalist.

It was because of Madan Mohan’s persistence that Lakshmi Shankar agreed to give a try. The next day, Madan Mohan came to her house with Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan of Patiala Gharana and with a harmonium. Madan Mohan played on harmonium and Ustad played on his swarmandal. Ustad’s one line of some bandish mesmerised Lakshmi Shankar so much that she resolved to learn Hindustani classical music as a vocalist from him.

Lakshmi Shankar completed her training in three years’ time. In January 1957, she gave her maiden performance at Entally Music Festival in Kolkata which was very much appreciated. With this success, she was invited to many music festivals all over India. She continued learning Hindustani classical music with Professor B R Deodhar and completed her Bachelor of Music degree under him. In the meanwhile, she occasionally sang for Hindi films as playback singer about 30 songs in 20 films from 1946 to 1974. In the Marathi film ‘Pativrata’ (1959), she had sung 2 thumris with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

In 1962-63, she got her first opportunity for a 4-month tour to the USA and Europe as a part of Uday Shankar’s group as a lead vocalist and the music director of the ballet orchestra. In 1968, Ravi Shankar organised the Festival of India in the USA in which she was again a lead vocalist along with many eminent musicians from India. In 1970, she travelled to Italy (Rome, Florence and Venice) and the Shiraz Festival in Iran for her solo performance as a vocalist.

Some of Lakshmi Shankar’s notable works included her cross collaborations with George Harrison in 1974. One of her collaborations with him was a Krishna song in English, ‘I am missing you’ which received good receptions in its live performance throughout the USA. This song made her well-known in the Western countries. The English song was written by Pandit Ravi Shankar. She also sang a couple of soulful bhajans in Attenborough’s Oscar winning film ‘Gandhi’ (1982) for which Ravi Shankar was the music director.

Lakshmi Shankar had been travelling quite often on her musical tours abroad either as a part of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s troupe or as a solo performer. For this reason, Lakshmi Shankar moved to the USA along with her family and took permanent residency near Los Angeles in 1984. She cut many discs in the USA and Europe besides India. Later in her life, she started teaching Hindustani classical music to American-Indians in her house in Simi Valley, California.

With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar on December 11, 2012, Lakshmi Shankar’s collaborations with him of over 7 decades ended. It had started first as dancers in Uday Shankar’s academy in 1939, as a playback singer under his music direction in 1946, as a dancer in his ballet-cum-opera ‘Discovery of India’ in 1947-48 and both national and international collaboration from 1963 onwards with him. After Ravi Shankar’s death, Lakshmi Shankar’s health started deteriorating. Almost one year after her mentor’s death, Lakshmi Shankar passed away on December 30, 2013.

On the occasion of the 7th Remembrance Day of Lakshmi Shankar, I am presenting one of her popular non-film Krishna bhajans, ehi Muraare kunjavihaare (1979). She has rendered this bhajan in Raag Pahadi. Most of the on-line references have accredited this Sanskrit bhajan to Jayadeva. But a section of the listeners has pointed out that this bhajan is not found in Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi.

Lakshmi Shankar recorded this devotional song in the USA which became a part of a Long-Playing Record, ‘Lakshmi Shankar Sings Devotional Songs’ for ISCKKON Golden Avatar Productions in 1979 under the orchestration of L Subramaniam, a renowned violinist supported by Ustad Zakir Hussain on tabla. I feel that Lakshmi Shankar may have composed the tune herself. Later, sometime in the 1980s, she sang live on All India Radio/Doordarshan as part of the National Programme of Music. I personally like her live version because of the audio quality, the clarity of the words, the excellent tabla rhythm and the elaborations with which Lakshmi Shankar rendered the bhajan.

How could Lakshmi Shankar mesmerise her foreign audience with her bhajans? The answer is that she did with her emotive voice as evident in this bhajan.

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Acknowledgements:

1. ‘Poignant Song – The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar’ (2019) By Kavita Das.

2. An Interview with Lakshmi Shankar by Shreen Isal, June 2001 published in http://www.associationsargam.com

Audio Clip: (Record version)

Video Clip: (From live concert on AIR/Doordarshan)

Song-Ehi muraare kunjavihaare (Lakhmi Shankar NFS)(1979) Singer-Lakshmi Shankar

Lyrics (Based on record version)
[The equivalent lyrics are written based on the phonetics of Sanskrit stotram].

ehi muraare
ehi mura…are
ehi muraare kunjavihaa…re
ehi praṇata jana bandho
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandho
hey Madhava madhumathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇasindho

raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
raasa nikunje gunjati niyatam
bhramarashatam kil kaanta aa
ehi nibhṛta pathapaantha..aa
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
tvamiha yaache darashandaanam
he Madhusoodan shanta
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
nava neeraj dhara shyaamal sundara
chandra kusum ruchivesha
gopigaṇ hṛidayesha..aa
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
govardhana dhara vṛindaavanachara
vanshīdhara paramesha
ehi muraare kunjavihaare
ehi praṇata janabandho

Raadharanjan kansaniṣhoodan
Raadharanjan kansaniṣoodan
praṇatistaavaka charaṇe
nikhila niraashraya sharaṇe
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
ehi Janaardana pitaambaradhara
kunje mantharapavane..ae
ehi muraare
ehi muraare
ehi muraare kunja vihaare
ehi praṇata jana bandh..o
he Madhava madhu mathana vareṇya
Keshava karuṇa sindho

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English Translation (Source: http://www.kksongs.org )
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O killer of the demon Mura who roams in the gardens, come near.
O Mādhava, who is the friend of those who bow upon, who destroyed Madhu, who is desirable, who is Keshva and who is the ocean of compassion, come near.

Hundreds of shiny bumble-bees are continuously buzzing in the gardens of [our] transcendental mellows. O You, who beyond the paths of material standards, come near. We all are craving for the sight of You, O Madhusoodana, who is calm.

O You, who holds a new lotus, who is dark in complexion, who is beautiful, who is decorated with chandrakusuma, who rules the heart of group of Gopī, who held Govardhana, who roams in Vrindaavana, who holds a flute, who is the supreme ruler.

O who gives pleasure to Rādhaa, who destroyed Kamsa, who is complete. I am bowing into Your feet which is the shelter of the unsheltered.
O Janaardana, who has yellow robes, come close to me in this garden.


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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‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979) haa an impressive list of actors of the new wave films but I do not recall having read or heard about this film. So, I recently watched this film on a video sharing platform. The story of the film was interesting and was in keeping with Basu Chatterjee’s favourite subject – the lives of middle-class people in urban setting.

‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979) was produced under the banner of Jamu Productions and was directed by Basu Chatterjee. The star cast included Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapoor, Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Dina Pathak, Kiran Vairale, Vidya Sinha, Devendra Khandelwal, Arvind Deshpande etc. The film was based on a short story written by a well-known Hindi writer, Mannu Bhandari. Incidentally, Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) was also based on Mannu Bhandari’s short story, ‘Yahi Sach Hai’. She has also written screen-play of the film ‘Swaami’ (1977), directed by Basu Chatterjee. Incidentally, Basu Chatterjee’s maiden directorial venture, ‘Saara Aakash’ (1969) was based on the first part of Rajendra Yadav’s novel of the same name. Rajendra Yadav is the husband of Mannu Bhandari.

Mannu Bhandari is one of the pioneers of Hindi literary movement called ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (New Story). Under this movement, stories are written based on the real-life experiences. She generally writes short stories on middle class women who is financially independent and intellectually capable to share the responsibilities on equal footing with men. Most of the character in her short stories are woman-centric. I have given story-writer’s background just to give an idea as to how the story in the film unfolds.

Shekhar (Shekhar Kapoor) and Lekha (Shabana Azmi) are from small towns who had made Mumbai their work place. Both are in love with each other and wants to get married. But their families are against this marriage because both belong to different castes. One day, both of them get married under Special Marriage Act, without the knowledge of their respective parents and start living in a small rented tenement. In the evening they spend time with their theatre friends with Sushma (Zarina Wahab) and Dinesh (Amol Palekar) being part of their friend circle, among others.

Sushma and Dinesh love each other but Sushma’s father is against this marriage. The real cause for the opposition to the marriage is that Sushma is the only bread-winner for the family, her father being unemployed for months. Both of them are encouraged by Shekhar and Lekha to get registered marriage which they follow and a date is decided for the registered marriage. In the group, there is Sipra (Vidya Sinha) who has lost her husband at a very young age with a small kid to look after. Lekha encourages her to start a play school for the small children and arranges the students and a place to start the play school. She is helped by her theater friends. (I think, the characters of Sushma, Dinesh and Sipra have been introduced just to jextapose the problems which have been faced by Shekhar and Lekha).

In all these efforts and also due to change of climate from town to Mumbai, Lekha is not keeping good health. Shekhar advises her to visit his parent’s house in a small town for few days for a change which she reluctantly agrees. Earlier, she had visited the place with Shekhar after the marriage for a very short stay. This time, Lekha stays for a longer period and during the initial period, she is quite happy with open sky, greenery all around and more importantly, the easy life away from the hustle bustle of Mumbai.

Within a few days of her stay, Lekha realises that all is not well in the house. The house has been divided into two parts with one part being occupied by Shekhar’s uncle and his family. Shekhar’s house is run by his mother (Dina Pathak) and Lekha’s mother-in-law (here after I will call her as ‘matriarch’) who is the final decision-maker in the house. Her father-in-law (Arvind Deshpande) has no say in the running of the house.

Shekhar’s younger brother, Shanker who is studying for BA wants to change his spectacles as his number has changed and he is getting head-ache. But his mother is not prepared to spend money for a new spectacles. On the other hand, she is prepared to spend money for some rituals to be conducted by a swami. Lekha tries to convince the matriarch by saying that Shankar’s study will be affected but it is of no use as she thinks that Shanker wanted to change the spectacle for more fashionable frame. (This shows the misplaced priorities for spending money in a rural/semi-urban setting).

In the house, the elder daughter-in-law who has become widow is looked down by the mother-in-law. Her younger brother, Diwakar (Devendra Khandelwal) occasionally visit her widow sister in the pretext of enquiring her well-being. But the real reason for this visit is to meet Gauri (Kiran Vairale), the younger sister of Shekhar. Both like each other but the matriarch is against Gauri meeting him since he happens to be the brother of her elder daughter-in-law whom she hates. With all these problems, Lekha feels suffocated even under the vast open place and a leisure life. She thinks of returning to Mumbai.

The matriarch finally decides to get Gauri married to a widower who is almost double the age of Gauri. Lekha tries to convince the matriarch that Gauri should get married to Diwakar who not only loves Gauri, but is also educated. Again, the matriarch has her own way and fix the date for Gauri’s marriage with a widower. Lekha is frustrated. She has to stop this marriage. Since Lekha has already decided to return to Mumbai, she tells both Gauri and Diwakar to run away from the town and board the same train in which she is returning to Mumbai. While Gauri agrees, Diwakar develops cold feet and politely refuse to become the part of the escape to Mumbai with Gauri. Lekha has no option but to take Gauri with her to Mumbai to stop her forcible marriage to a aged widower. In this plan, she takes into confidence, the matriarch’s sister-in-law and her elder daughter-in-law.

In Mumbai, Sushma and Dinesh have got married and are staying in Shekhar’s house while Lekha was out of Mumbai. They are happy as their parent have reconciled to the marriage. Shekhar and Lekha offer Dinesh and Sushma to continue to stay in their house until they find a house for themselves. She consoles Gauri that they will look for a suitable bridegroom for her in Mumbai. The film ends with Lekha’s dialogues as under:

‘Hum log yahin achche hain.
Ye muthi bhar aasmaan, ye chhoti si jagah
Lekin yahaan din mein hosla to hai’

[We are happy here (in Mumbai).
A fistful of sky, a small room.
But here there is an encouragement to survive].

I liked two aspects of the film. First, the director has refrained from showing the usual quarrelsome relationship between mother-in-law (Dina Pathak) and the daughter-in-law, Lekha (Shabana Azmi). The villainous elements in mother-in-law is visible but these do not turn into conflicts as Lekha treats her mother-in-law as a product of a small town and understands her psychology. Mother-in-law on the other hand restrains herself while dealing with Lekha as she realises that Lekha is not only financially independent but she is also educated to deal with such situations.

The second aspect of the film which I like is that there is element of realism when Lekha plans the escapes of Gauri and Diwakar to get married in Mumbai by registered marriage. That Diwakar develops cold feet to this plan is in keeping with the psychology of the small town where societal pressure can make the life of his parents miserable if he runs away with a bride to be. Whether Diwakar would eventually comes to Mumbai to get married to Gauri or not has been kept open in the film with a dialogue that if Diwakar does not turn up, Lekha and her friends would arrange for a suitable bridegroom for her.

The entire film is centered around the character of Shabana Azmi with Dina Pathak getting a fairly good exposure in the film. Shekhar Kapoor has early presence in the film. But during Lekha’s visit to town, he is no whre to be seen in the film. Finally, he comes back in the frame only towards the end of the film. The performance of Kiran Vairale as Gauri is very good despite this being her maiden film as per the credit titles. Rest of the cast like Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Vidya Sinha, are guest artists in the film.

This film reminded me that there was an adorable actress, Kiran Vairale who has left her mark in the films like ‘Naram Garam’ (1981), ‘Saath-Saath’ (1982), ‘Namkeen’ (1982), ‘Lorie’ (1984), ‘Saagar’ (1985) etc, suddenly vanished from the Hindi films. I checked her filmography and came to know that she has not been seen in films after 1986.

The only personal information I knew about Kiran Vairale at the time of her entry into films was that she was the daughter of Madhusudan Vairale, who was a cabinet minister in Government of Maharashtra and later a Member of Parliament of Indian National Congress from Akola. I found an interview of her, published in E-Times of India, January 28, 2017 which gave me some idea about her filmy career and why she left the films sometime in mid-1980s.

Kiran Vairale was exposed to acting for the first time in 1972 when she was in class XI at St. Anns High School, in Fort, Mumbai. Farooque Shaikh who was to direct a short play for the school, came to her class and out of of those called for audition, she was selected for the lead role in a 45-minute play, ‘Mirza Sahibaan’. After her matriculation, Kiran Vairale joined St Xavier’s College where Farooque Shaikh had studied and had formed Hindi drama/music group. She participated in inter-college dramas.

It was her association with IPTA from 1975 to 1984 which gave Kiran Vairale to brush up her acting. In IPTA, she did four plays with Farooque Shaikh, one among them was ‘Doosra Aadmi’ by Sagar Sarhadi. Later, the play was made into a film by Yashraj Films in 1977 in which she had a side role. Due to her IPTA connection, she got roles in many films during 1977-84, most of which were from top banners.

During her short tenure in Hindi films (1977-86), Kiran Vairale acted in 19 films some of which I have already mentioned above. In addition, she worked in one Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’ (1983). In most of the films, she got the side roles like hero’s sister or heroine’s friend.

Sometime in the middle of 1980s, Kiran Vairale got married to Syed Fahd Asad Mumtaz, a nephew of Dilip Kumar (his sister, Taj Mumtaz’s son) and migrated to USA. Presently, Kiran Vairale (now Kiran Mumtaz) owns and runs one of the largest immigrant-based recruitment advertising agencies in New York.

Since I have also discussed Kiran Vairale in the article, I am presenting the song, ‘o shaam aayi rango mein rangi huyi’ from ‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979), sung by Lata Mangeshkar which is picturised on Kiran Vairale. The song is written by Yogesh which is set to music by Salil Chowdhury.

It is a boat song in which Shabana Azmi is seen along with Devendra Khandelwal (Kiran Vairale’s love interest in the film) and Desh Maheshwari in the role of Kiran Vairale’s brother.

This is the second song of the film (out of 3 songs) to appear on the Blog. The video clip has got full song but sound quality is not so good while audio clip does not have 3rd antara of the song but sound quality is good.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi (Jeena Yahaan)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
o o shaam aayi ee
rango nmein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
o shaam aayi ee
rangon mein rangi huyi

mujhe koyi nayi chunri dila do
mere liye naya kangna koyi laa do
ye soone se maathhe pe
kare cham cham kumkum ki
tum aisi koyi bindiya laga do
ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi

ye jaadoo kaisa hai jaanoon na
lage mujhe ye to jeewan mera sona
ye jaadoo kaisa hai jaanoon na
lage mujhe ye to jeewan mera sona
saja le tu nainon mein
dheere dheere ore manwa mere
koyi ek sapna salona
ho o shaam aayi ee
rangon mein rangi huyi

mere mann ki aasha adhoori
hogi ik din ye to kahin poori
mere mann ki aasha adhoori
hogi ik din ye to kahin poori
kabhi na main bhooloongi
sang sang tere saathi mere
beete ye jo shaam sindoori
ho o shaam aayi ee rangon mein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
ho o shaam aayi ee rangon mein rangi huyi


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 Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 7 # Hemlata #
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The movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ was released in 1978 but I got to watch it much later, in the early eighties, and that too on Doordarshan when I had gone to Nagpur to my Uncle’s place.

Later on, I watched it when I had ‘colour TV’ at home.

I had never forgotten its title song sung by a ‘female singer’. That was despite the fact that kids of my age (around ten years old) normally did not give much thought to the singer while listening to songs.

When I think about it now, it was in 1976 that the song ‘sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’ had caught my imagination, ( I have shared this in the blog earlier).

It is my guess that the aalaap of this voice in the song ‘kaun dishaa mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’ must have left a magical effect on many music lovers, not all of them of an impressionable age unlike me. Another song from the same singer from another movie , namely ‘le to aaye hon hamen sapnon ke gaaon mein’ leaves the same effect on listeners. There are several other songs like this, some of them being:-

Tu jo mere sur mein sur milaa le , Suman samaan tum apna , Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan ho daaman mein jiske, Sona kare jhilmil jhilmil , Wafaa jo na ki to , Bachpan mohe picche bulaaye or duniya se door nayi ek duniya from the same movie…

And then the following songs from the movie ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhe Se’;

ankhiyon ke jharokhon se or bade badaai na karen …

or this one from ‘Sunaynaa’

kaisi hoon main goongaa darpan kuchh bhi naa boley.

there are many, and many of them are still to come on this blog too.

And all of them had that special voice and they bring back many memories of that era of Hindi movies …

Also who can forget this duet song ‘teesta nadi si tu chanchalaa’ on TV in those years and yet again if we listen the beginning ‘alaap’ by the same female singer it is captivating…

This is voice of – Hemlata.

She was born on 16th August 1954.

Today on this blog we wish her a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead and today we celebrate this special voice under the series ‘special voices of the seventies.

There may not be many of her songs that she sung in those years of seventies or considering an extension up to 1983, the year when I completed my matriculation. But I have fond memories of many of her songs which, as I grow, I came to know are sung by her.

This is the first ‘female voice’, appearing in this series.

Hemlata Jaychand Bhatt or more popularly known to us as Hemlata was born on 16th August, 1954 in a Rajasthani Brahmin family who were settled in Kolkata (Calcutta then).

Her Father was a great classical vocalist and sole representative of the ‘Kirana Gharana’ (in India, after partition) and so music was already there in their family, and she was attracted towards film music from an early age.

However, daughters/girls in the family were not expected to become a singer and take on singing. And, so from the early childhood itself Hemlata’s struggle to become a Singer started having obstacles within family itself.

Her father, who was the only son among eight siblings, and coming from an orthodox Rajasthani Brahmin family where nobody was concerned with music had to struggle and he learn from Ustad Wahid Khan of Lahore – ‘Kirana Gharana’, and with his ‘dedication’ and ‘hard work’ he learned from him and dedicated his life to keep the legacy of the gharana.

But he was against the singing of Hemlata as it was against the traditions of the family.

Hemlata used to sing in School functions, ‘Durga Pooja’ festival – cultural programmes’, however this was without the knowledge of her father. Though her mother and guru bhai were supporting her singing looking into her passion for singing. So, Gopal Mullick, her guru bhai, motivated her to perform on stage.

It was when she was only seven-eight years old that she got an opportunity to sing on stage in public during the ‘Durga Pooja festival’ in Kolkata (program arranged in Ranjeet Stadium) where Gopal Mullick one of her father’s disciple was among the organising member of the programme. And the crowd that witnessed her first stage performance was a huge crowd because of big names like Hemant Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar were attending to perform in this programme.

Gopal Mullick had also specially invited Hemlata’s father Shri Jaychand Bhatt to attend this programme which little Hemlata was not aware of.
And this was not disclosed to her so that she didn’t fear and shiver on stage.

Her father was also not aware that his own daughter is going to perform on stage that day. He was told that one ‘child prodigy’ would be introduced on stage and he has to observe him/her.

As the three main singers performed and Lata Mangeshkar was to arrive late, Gopal Mullick had this opportunity to introduce little Hema on stage and as she sings her first song the response from the audience was so tremendous, they keep demanding ‘once more’ for this song.
The song was ‘jaago mohan pyaare’ from ‘Jaagte Raho’ and audience didn’t stop until she had already sung it four times and other twelve Bengali songs.

She was awarded a gold medal by Dr Bidhan Chandra Rai the then chief minister of Bengal for her performance that day.

However, her father was not in favour of her singing and instead he advised her that she should focus and complete her studies, then take on to help at home and get married as normally happens in our culture and tradition. Though he agreed for her to take training in classical singing from Gyan Prakash Ghosh a renowned name then in Calcutta and also allowed ‘riyaaz’ at home.

Around the same time, it so happened that the whole family had to visit to meet their relatives in Bombay (around 1966) for her brother’s ‘tablaa’ training and also to meet the relatives who were already staying there in Bombay. They meet Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan and sister of her father Kamla Pandit.

During their visit to Bombay they meet Ustad Rais Khan, Ustad Allah Rakha where Hemlata was asked to sing few compositions.
Then she was taken to Aziz Nazaan and also a meeting with Naushad Saab was arranged where the great K. Asif was also present. This was all without her knowledge. She was asked to sing few compositions and all of them were so impressed that great Composer Naushad Saab straightway offer her a contract of five years, however during these five years she was supposed to get trained so that this time period would have given a better maturity in her age and in turn in voice also.

However, as the news of Naushad Saab’s offer to a ‘new upcoming singer’ spread, big music directors viz. Roshan, C. Ramchandra, Salil Chaudhary, Usha Khanna, Chitragupta, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji visited them in Bombay and demanding that Hemlata sang for them.

As told to RSTV by Hemlata ‘they were too small to say them ‘NO’…

Laxmikant of music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal told her father that ‘now she is being offered her career on a platter’, after five years nobody knows how things would be in this ever-changing industry’’

Obviously, the contract of five years by Naushad Saab got nowhere.

She sang her first song for Usha Khanna in the movie ‘Roop Rupaiyya-1968’ (this song is yet to appear on the blog 🙂 ). (However, her first released song, also a Usha Khanna composition, from ‘Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968’ was the first released song).

On the same day of the recording of her first song for a movie she recorded her second song- for none other than Kalyanji-Anandji for the movie ‘Vishwas-1969’ – ‘le chal le chal mere jeewan saathi’. Both songs she recorded on her first day were songs for the ‘heroine’ of the respective movies.

This was the ‘right’ beginning though for an upcoming new singer in those years when no one could have imagined that at such a younger age a singer will get an opportunity to sing in movies and that too when all the great names were already there ruling the field.

In the beginning of her career she used to get to sing for junior artists or few lines and though the very second song she sung was for lead artist/heroine of the movie i.e. Aparna Sen for ‘Vishwas-1969’ she had to wait till 1976 to shot to fame and the song was ‘Sun ke teri pukaar’ from ‘Fakira-1976’.

Before that her voice appears in the so many songs which she sang for child artists then;

‘dus paise mein Raam le lo’ (Ek Phool Ek Bhool-1968) (first song released)

‘chandaa ko dhoondhne sabhi tare nikal pade’ (Jeene Ki Raah-1969)

‘aisa banoonga actor main yaaron’ (Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani-1970)

‘Fakira-1976’ was followed by ‘Chitchor-1976’ where the song with Yesudas ‘tu jo mere sur mein’ fetch her, her first ‘filmfare’ award for singing.
Thereafter she got to sing many songs and particularly for ‘Rajshri films’ and under music director Ravindra Jain.
Her association with Ravindra Jain has given Hindi Cinema some of the most beautiful compositions and unforgettable songs for people like me who grow in that ear of seventies.

Who can ever forget the title song from the movie ‘ankhiyon ke jharokhon se’, or the songs from ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar-1982’, there are many such songs and the list will be much longer to present here.

Here I would also like to add her songs, from a lesser known movie ‘Jhoom Utthaa Aakash-1973’, which I got to listen during 2014-2015 and which I like very much. This movie had some nice songs which didn’t get attention may be because of the movie itself was an obscure movie.

Moreover there are many of her songs from lesser known movies (or which I have yet to listen) and need to bring here on the blog. (We are going to listen to one such lesser known number today).

Unfortunately for Hemlata or for us, as she kept getting offers for singing and she was continuing with them. Forces beyond her control were at work as well.Gradually she was getting side-lined and not getting much offers of singing… many bitter things were to happen in due course of time.

Hemlata left Bollywood in 1999 and settled in Mexico where she is running a ‘music academy’ for teaching music and singing. She has sung nearly five thousand songs in ‘forty’ languages around the world . This information that I came up wiuth while preparing this post left me ‘awe-struck’. She also keeps singing in Non-Film albums later and many accomplishments came to her later …

Today, as we wish her a very ‘happy birthday’ here on the blog. We thank her for the beautiful songs she has given to us and many memories associated with those melodies from the ‘decade of seventies – 1971 to 1980’

Here I will stop mentioning the lines of a song sung by her ‘tu is tarah se meri zindagi mein shaamil hai …’

***

For this post I am presenting a song from the 1979 movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’. I came across this song more than two years ago when I was looking for a Ravindra Jain-Hemlata song.

I guess this movie ‘Zakhmon Ke Nishaan’ must be an ‘obscure movie’ of its time and it may have been flopped miserably. Neither the movie nor the video of its songs (except couple of songs and few video clips) are available on YT.

“Zakhmon Ke Nishaan-1979” was directed by Diljeet Bagge for ‘V. United, Bombay’. It was produced by M.T. Boxwala. M.K. Baria was his associate. It had Vinod Mehra, Tamanna, Vijay Arora, Ranjeet, Aruna Irani, Padma Khanna, Manmohan Krishna, Purnima, Dhumal, Rajendra Nath, Madan Joshi and Krishan Dhawan, supported by Makhan Singh, Jagdish Raj, Amrit Pal, Rana, Chandu, Pritam Beli, G.S. Assie, Narbadashankar, Dharam Veer Singh, Gopal Bhatnagar, Pratap Desai, Anand, Srivastava, Chowdhary, Aditya Sharma, Raj Anand, Ashok Nimbalkar, Master Dharmendra, Master Sanjay, Master Santosh, Master Jitoo.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shashi Bhushan, whereas the dialogues were written by Madan Joshi. Nand Kumar was the editor for this movie and Sunder Shetty was the associate editor.

This movie had six songs written by Ravindra Jain (four songs) and Hasrat Jaipuri (two songs). Music was composed by Ravindra Jain.

Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Hemlata, Jaspal Singh, Dilraj Kaur, Suresh Wadkar and Chandrani Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by censor board on 28.11.1979.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs …

The movie makes its debut on the blog today.

Let us now enjoy today’s song thanking Hemlata ji for the wonderful songs and the nostalgia forever …

(Sources – RSTV- ‘Guftagoo with Hemlata’ by Anchor Irfan Part-1 &2, Wikipedia and other articles available on Internet).


Song-Megh tu hi nahin jal barsaaye (Zakhmon Ke Nishaan)(1979) Singer-Hemlata, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tujhko milaa saagar se neer
mujhko mili saajan se peer
tu duniyaa se kehtaa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer r r
tu duniyaa se ae kehtaa aa phirey
hans kar sah loon main har teer
bhed tu apne kholey
main gehri bahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye ae
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu boley ae
main gumsum rahoon

meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye ae
meraa ronaa kaam naa aaye
teraa ronaa saawan laaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
isiliye aansoo peeti hoon main
jag roton ki hansi udaaye
mere bhi man mein hai sholey
main kaase kahoon
megh tu hi nahin
jal barsaaye
mere bhi man par baadal chhaaye
garaj garaj tu oo boley ae
main gumsum rahoon
main gumsum rahoon
ho o o
main gumsum rahoon

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————–
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तुझको मिला सागर से नीर
मुझको मिली साजन से पीर
तू दुनिया से कहता फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर ‘र ‘र
तू दुनिया से ए कहता आ फिरे
हंसकर सह लूं मैं हर तीर
भेद तू अपने खोले
मैं गहरी बहूँ
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए ए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ

मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
मेरा रोना काम ना आये
तेरा रोना सावन लाये ए
इसलिए आँसू पीती हूँ मैं
जग रोतों की हंसी उड़ायें
मेरे भी मन में है शोले
मैं का से कहूं
मेघ तू ही नहीं
जल बरसाए
मेरे भी मन पर बादल छाए
गरज गरज तू ऊ बोले ए
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं गुमसुम रहूँ


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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

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

Audio link:

Video link:

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

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hha hha hhhaa hhaa
hha hha hhhaa hhaa

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

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

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

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

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

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

mere honewaale sasurjee
mehnat gayi bekaar
intezaar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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