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Blog Day :

4385 Post No. : 15742

Hullo atuldom

Many times I find a celebrity’s birthday and then look for a song featuring him/ her. Then, there are times when I see or hear a song and look for the birth-dates or anniversaries of those related with that song. In both the scenarios the post is nearly ready due to readily available songs. There is a third scenario where when I visit the birth-dates/ anniversary page of our blog and I see a birthday of an artiste, whose work I like, coming up, I rush to look for possible songs and find it difficult to zero in on anyone because there are too may options. So to make selection easy, I make things more complicated by trying to find debut songs of the person, adding a condition that the person should be seen lip-syncing and if he/she is dancing in the song or at-least shaking a leg that would be a BONUS.

So today we are celebrating the 70th birthday of an actor who made un-credited appearances in ‘Aman’ (1967) and ‘Aan Baan’ (1972). Shyam Benegal was the one who first cast him as Vishwam in ‘Nishant’ in 1975 and there began his journey in the parallel cinema of the Indian Film industry. His foray into commercial cinema came about when he played one of the Pandavs in ‘Hum Paanch’ (1980) which was not a mythological movie but a movie with a social message. From then on, he has straddled cinema of various genres and been successful enough to last till today. He has given memorable performances and has been a recipient of the National Award and Filmfare award for the best actor three times. Additionally he has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Initially we saw him as a costar to Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. Then with ‘Katha’ (1982) Deepti Naval became his heroine and his movies could be said to have become commercially viable when we saw him with Rekha in two movies – ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981) and ‘Ijaazat’ (1987). I think he did one more movie with Rekha I can’t recollect. Here I am not talking of Rekha movies where this actor played negative characters meaning played a villain (being the right term). Oh yes, this actor has played villain and hero in traditionally masala films. Just goes to show how versatile he is.

I am sure the readers have guessed that I am talking of Naseeruddin Shah. I loved what Sudhirji wrote in his post for the song “Kisi Na Kisi Se Kabhi Na Kabhi (Medley)” last year on the same occasion. I think we should revisit it.

For today let us see him sing and dance with Mithun Chakravarty and Yogita Bali. So “Oye oye. . . Tirchi Topiwaale” was not the first time he tried to dance.  Here he has played Mithun’s friend and Yogeeta’s brother. The song is from the romantic thriller ‘Khwaab’ (1980) which was directed by Shakti Samanta. It had songs written and composed by Ravindra Jain. Today’s song is sung by Jaspal Singh, Suresh Wadkar and Hemlata. The story of the movie is present in the only song of the movie that has been posted in the monsoon of 2015 – “Tu Hi Wo Haseen Hai“.

Happy Birthday to Naseeruddin Shah – stay healthy and may we have more from you.

Song – Ek Aas Liye Vishwaas Liye  (Khwaab) (1980) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Jaspal Singh, Hemlata, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain
Suresh Wadkar + Jaspal Singh + Hemlata

Lyrics 

ooo hohohoooooho
ooo hoho hoooo ho
aaa aaaaa
(ooo hoho hoooo ho)
aaa aaaaa
(ooo hoho hoooo ho)

ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe
jisey aas na ho 
jisey aas na ho 
vishwas na ho
wo kya dhoondhe kahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo
ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo

dharti se aasman tak 
manzilon ke silsile
wo kya karey jisey manzil
mil ke bhi na miley
yun bhi hota hai jeewan mein 
rehta chhupa mann mein
mere saathi
mil jaata hai wo bina dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

sapna ho jin mein koi 
soti nahin hain woh aankhen
saathi adhure sapne 
meri bhi aankhon mein jhaanken
har sukh se juda dukh hai 
dukh ka apna sukh hai
mere saathi
sab kuch na miley yahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera mann manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe

ahaa ahaa haa lalala laa 
ohohoho oooo

nit bhor ki ye laali 
deti sandesha zindagi ka
jis ne andhere kaate 
hoga savera bhi usi ka
koi meet sahara de to
jeene ka ishaara de to
mere sathi
wahin manzil tu jahaan dhoondhe
ek aas liye
vishwas liye 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 
mera man manzil ke nishaan dhoondhe 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ हो हो होsssss हो
ओ हो हो होsssहो
आss आssss
(ओ हो हो होsssहो)
आss आssss
(ओ हो हो होsssहो)

इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
जिसे आस ना हो
जिसे आस ना हो
विश्वास ना हो
वो क्या ढूँढे कहाँ ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss
आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss

धरती से आसमान तक
मंज़िलों के सिलसिले
वो की करे जिसे मंज़िल
मिल के भी ना मिले
यूं भी होता है जीवन में
रहता है छुपा मन में
मेरे साथी
मिल जाता है वो बिना ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

सपना हो जिन में कोई
सोती नहीं वो आँखें
साथी अधूरे सपने
मेरी भी आँखों में झाँकें
हर सुख से जुड़ा दुख है
दुख का अपना सुख है
मेरे साथी
सब कुछ ना मिले यहाँ ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे

आहा आहा हा लाल्लाल्ला ला
ओहो हो हो ओsss

नित भोर की ये लाली
देती सँदेसा ज़िंदगी का
जिसने अंधेरे काटे
होगा सवेरा भी उसी का
कोई मीत सहारा दे तो
जीने का इशारा दे तो
मेरे साथी
वहीं मंज़िल तू जहां ढूँढे
इक आस लिए
विश्वास लिए
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे
मेरा मन मंज़िल के निशां ढूँढे


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 :

4383 Post No. : 15733

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 6
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Today 18th July is the Remembrance Day of Rajesh Khanna. He passed away on 18th July 2012. As a tribute to him here is song from the 1980 movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

My last post in this series ‘Rajesh Khanna-The Phenomenon’ came almost one and half year back on his birth anniversary. In that post I had discussed a song from the 1979 movie ‘Amardeep’ and for today’s post we move to Rajesh Khanna movies in 1980.

The seventies ended on a positive note for Rajesh Khanna with ‘Amardeep’ being a hit at the box office. But, then 1980 was more like ‘turning around’ year for him on a positive note. And few of his movies performed well at the box office though only one of them viz. ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ became a ‘hit’ movie.

If we look back on the year 1980 from the point of view of Rajesh Khanna’s film career this was an important year for him – after his fourteen years in the film industry and recovering back after a string of commercially unsuccessful movies at the box-office.

However, these unsuccessful movies saw him playing different roles and it was like if he himself was trying to get out of his ‘Rajesh Khanna’ image and maybe it was a time for him where as an ‘actor’ he was doing an introspection of self.

As an actor he was looking for stronger roles. Nobody could have imagined that any star but Rajesh Khanna will be playing a role of a ‘psychopath who rapes and kills young women’ in those times in Hindi movies, but Kaka accepted this role in ‘Red Rose’. The movie was praised by all though it bombed at the box office. But it is considered a fine piece of the talent of the director Bharathiraja and Rajesh Khanna’s performance in it.

The other four movies of the same year 1980 viz ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, ‘Aanchal’, ‘Bandish’ and the today’s movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ also had him playing different roles a like a ‘psychiatrist’ in the ‘horror’ genre ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, a villager in ‘Aanchal’, a medical college student in ‘Bandish’ and a rich jeweler’s son in ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

He appeared in the following movies in 1980;

S.No. Movie Year Passed by Censor Board Director
01 Thodi Si Bewafaai 1980 29.04.1980 Eesmaayil Shroff
02 Red Rose 1980 23.05.1980 Bharathiraja
03 Phir Wohi Raat 1980 06.08.1980 Danny Denzongpa
04 Aanchal 1980 18.09.1980 Anil Ganguly
05 Bandish 1980 07.10.1980 K. Bappaiah

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai-1980’ was directed by Esmayeel Shroff for Konark Kombine International. It was produced by Nand Mirani and Srichand Asrani, while Rashid Ismail was the co-producer of this movie. It was presented by Nand B. Mansharamaney. Subhash Sonik was the chief assistant director of this movie. Vasant Katkar was the art director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Rajoo. Esmayeel Shroff was the writer of this movie and its dialogues of this movie were written by Moin-ud-din. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.04.1980.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sushant Ray, Padmini Kolhapure, Deven Verma, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Raja Bakshi, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gouri Khorana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Madhu Chauhan, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Jameel, Kishore, Sunder Taneja, Gopal Sirkar, Mani and others. This movie introduced Dr. Maya Alagh.

This movie had total six songs written by Gulzar and composed by Khayyam Saab. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sulakshana Pandit, Anwar, Jagjit Kaur and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is a background song (cum theme song too) sung by Bhupinder Singh.

This song is in three parts – first part happens as the movie starts with court proceedings where the court rules in favor of Neema (Shabana Azmi) and allows her to live separately from Arun Choudhary (Rajesh Khanna). The court also gives the custody of their child to Neema and allows Arun to meet the child for two hours once in a week on Sunday. As Neema, her child, her brother and Arun came out of the court, Arun once again tries to convince Neema to think about her decision but she is adamant and leaves with the child. Here the titles of the movie are rolling and the song continues.

Second part happens when Neema visits an optical shop for getting her spectacles repaired. The shop owner is Deven Verma and Arun (Rajesh Khanna) is working there. Here again very less dialogue is exchanged between them and Neema leaves the shop as Arun keeps watching her. The second part plays in the background here.

Third part of this song gets played when Arun visits Neema after a gap of twelve years to get his son back with him (as allowed by the court when the child completes fourteen years of age). However, he is told by Neema that Nandu (Sushant Ray) their son has gone to Bombay without telling her. Arun leaves in fury threatening Neema to meet once again in court. As he leaves Neema, who is shattered in grief, regrets to herself …

meraa to jeewan ujad gayaa …
main muqadamaa jeet kar haar gayi
tum muqadamaa haar kar jeet gaye
tumhaare liye Nandu sab kuchh hai, aur main kuchh bhi nahin,
ek baar mujhe bulaa kar to dekh liyaa hota, saaraa jeewan tumhaare pichhe pichhe chalti rehti …

Enjoy the words of Gulzar Saab, and Bhupinder Singh’s voice a perfect fit for such poignant philosophical songs and Khayyam Saab’s timeless music.

I have deliberately selected this background theme song for today where we can watch and enjoy the nuanced performances by both Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Enjoy the ‘times’ and ‘charisma’ of Superstar – Rajesh Khanna. . .

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Video (Part III)

Audio

Song-Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin (Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

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Part-1
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aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin

aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
thhande honge to dard niklegaa aa
taish utregaa waqt ka jab bhi
chehraa andar se zard niklegaa aa aa
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

kehnewaalon ka kuchh nahin jaata
sehnewaale kamaal karte hain
kaun dhoondhe jawaab dardon ke
log to bas sawaal karte hain aen
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

aaj bichhde hain ae
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtasar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Part-2
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kal jo aayega jaane kya hogaa
beet jaayen jo kal nahin aate ae
waqt ki shaakh todne waalon
tootee shaakhon pe phal nahin aate ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Part-3
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kachchi mitti hai
dil bhi insaan bhi
dekhne hi mein sakht lagtaa hai ae
aansoo ponchhe ke aansoo’on ke nishaan
khushq hone mein waqt lagtaa hai ae ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१
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आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े हैं
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ठंडे होंगे तो दर्द निकलेगा आ
तैश उतरेगा वक़्त का जब भी
चेहरा अन्दर से ज़र्द निकलेगा आ आ आ

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

कहनेवालों का कुछ नहीं जाता
सहनेवाले कमाल करते हैं
कौन ढूंढें जवाब दर्दों के
लोग तो बस सवाल करते है
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
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भाग-२
_________________________________________________________________

कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
बीत जाए जो कल नहीं आते ए
वक़्त कि शाख तोड़ने वालों
टूटी शाखों पे फल नहीं आते
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

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भाग-३
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कच्ची मिटटी हैं
दिल भी इंसा भी
देखने ही में सख्त लगता है ए
आँसू पोंछे के आंसूओं के निशाँ
खुश्क होने में वक़्त लगता है ए ए
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए


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Blog Day :

4346 Post No. : 15654

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 36
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This day ten years ago (viz 11 june 2010) saw as many as five songs being covered. Discussing as many as five songs in a day was quite rare those day. This feat was achieved only four times in previous seven months !

Following five ssongs were overed on 11 june 2010:-

SongMovie title-YearRemarksJeena kyaa aji pyaar binaaDhan Daulat – 198001 song posted (of 5)Gayaa bachpan jo aayi jawaaniAankhon Aankhon Mein – 1972All songs coveredMere man ke diyeParakh-1960All songs coveredMagar ae haseenaa e bekhabar Dholak-1951All songs coveredHam aankh michauli khelenge Khandaan-1942All songs covered

It is interesting to note that four films (out of five) covered that day are already YIPPEED. “Dhan Daulat”(1980) was on the other end of the spectrum. No other song from this movie has been discussed in last ten years !

Song Posted On
Jeena kyaa aji pyaar binaa 11.06.2010

“Dhan Daulat”(1980) was produced by Vinod Shah and directed by Harish Shah for Shilpkaar, Bombay. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Mala Sinha, Pran, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Sujeet Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Kader Khan, Agha, Vikas Anand, Brahm Bhardwaj, Preeti Ganguli, Avtar Gill, Azad aka Azad Irani, Daljit Kaur, Yusuf Khan, Kirti Kumar, Manmauji, Amarnath Mukherjee, Pardesi, Madan Puri, Jagdish Raj, Ranvir Raj, Sajjan, Master Sandeep, Amol Sen Aka Amal Sen, Asit Sen aka Asit Kumar Sen, Master Raju Shrestha, Shyamlal, Shyam, Birbal etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it and only one song has been covered so far (as already mentioned above).

As “Blog Ten Year Challenge”, here is the second song from “Dhan Daulat”(1980) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised as a party song where a reluctant Neetu Singh is coerced to sing this song by Rishi Kapoor, with Prem Chopra egging her on. Sujeet Kumar, Azad irani etc are also present in this party.

The lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra, whereas the devnagri script lyrics are by Avinash Scrapwala.

The audio version contains the fuull song, whereas the video only contains one stanza.

Audio

Video (Partial)

Song-Shikwa koi tumse na hai tumpe koi zor (Dhan Daulat)(1980) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics( Provided by Prakashchandra) (based on audio link)

shikwa
koi tumse
naa hai tumpe
koi zor
tumko apna
samjhein ham
tum nikley
koyi aur
tum nikley
koyi aur
shikwa
koi tumse
naa hai tumpe
koi zor
tumko apna
samjhein ham
tum nikley
koyi aur
tum nikley
koyi aur

laaye thhe aankhon mein
ham bhi kya kya sapne
chhota sa aangan sajegaa
pyaar se apne
laaye thhe aankhon mein
ham bhi kya kya sapne
chhota sa aangan sajegaa
pyaar se apne
lekin
zindagi ka
nahin sapne jaisa tod
tumko apna samjhein ham
tum nikley
koi aur
tum nikley
koi aur

kehte hain raahi ko
loote hai andhiyaara
lekin loota raushni mein
pyaar hamaaraa
kehte hain raahi ko
loote hai andhiyaara
lekin loota roshni mein
pyaar hamaaraa
sunn lo
sunn sako to
rote armaanon kaa shor
tumko apna
samjhein ham
tum nikley
koi aur
tum nikley
koi aur
shikwa
koi tumse
na hai tumpe ae
koi zor
tumko apna
samjhein ham
tum nikley
koi aur
tum nikley
koi aur

ho o tum nikley
ko aur

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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शिकवा
कोई तुमसे
ना है तुमपे
कोई ज़ोर
तुमको अपना
समझें हम
तुम निकले
कोई और
तुम निकले
कोई और
शिकवा
कोई तुमसे
ना है तुमपे
कोई ज़ोर
तुमको अपना
समझें हम
तुम निकले
कोई और
तुम निकले
कोई और

लाये थे आँखों में
हम भी क्या क्या सपने
छोटा सा आँगन सजेगा
प्यार से अपने
लाये थे आँखों में
हम भी क्या क्या सपने
छोटा सा आँगन सजेगा
प्यार से अपने
लेकिन
ज़िन्दगी का
नहीं सपने जैसा तोड़
तुमको अपना समझें हम
तुम निकले
कोई और
तुम निकले
कोई और

कहते हैं राही को
लूटे है अंधियारा
लेकिन लुटा रौशनी में
प्यार हमारा
कहते हैं राही को
लूटे है अंधियारा
लेकिन लुटा रौशनी में
प्यार हमारा
सुन लो
सुन सको तो
रोते अरमानों का शोर
तुमको अपना समझें हम
तुम निकले
कोई और
तुम निकले
कोई और
शिकवा
कोई तुमसे
ना है तुमपे
कोई ज़ोर
तुमको अपना
समझें हम
तुम निकले
कोई और
तुम निकले
कोई और

हो ओ तुम निकले
कोई और …


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‘Sparsh’ (1980) was Sai Paranjpye’s first feature film. Besides directing it, she wrote the story, screen-play and dialogues.  At the time of making of the film, she faced enormous problems at every stage – from the selection of actors to the submission of the film’s final print to the Central Board of Film Certification and then to the Feature Film Jury of the National Film Awards on due date. And if I go by what the director of the film has revealed through her interviews in newspapers and periodicals and also in her Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’, the major obstacles came from the producer of the film – Basu Bhattacharya, who was known in Hindi film industry as a stingy producer.

Sometime in the later half the 1970s (the actual year is not known), Sai Paranjpye produced a 10-minute documentary film on the visually impaired for Delhi Doordarshan to be telecast on the World Handicap Day. For this purpose, Sai Paranjpye had to visit a blind school to get a feel of how the blind students study and do extra-curricular activities. She had gone to the blind school with the apprehension in her mind as to whether she will be able to emotionally cope up with when she would witness them in the school.  However, she was pleasantly surprised to observe that the blind students were playing on the ground with a lot of excitement as if they were normal students. She also met the principal of the school who was also blind and had done PhD from the University of Wisconsin (USA). He looked savvy and dynamic – same as how a normal person at his position would look. Then an idea occurred to her that visually impaired persons need to be treated like normal persons more than showering pity and sympathy. This idea was translated in her TV documentary.

Sai Paranjpye, however, felt that 10-minute TV documentary was too short to cover the important aspects of what she had witnessed in the blind school. So, she expanded the subject into a telefilm titled ‘Raina Beeti Jaaye’ with Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Sushma Seth which was telecast on Delhi Doordarshan (year is not known but it has to be sometime in the later 1970s.). The film was well received and there were demands for its re-run on Doordarshan. This encouraged her to make a full-length feature film with a story revolving around a couple – one handicapped with blindness and the other a normal person who is emotionally handicapped. She also covered in the script some day-to-day incidences of the blind students. Thus, the idea of ‘Sparsh’ (1980) was born.

Sai Paranjpye had written the script of ‘Sparsh’ keeping in mind Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja in the lead roles. However, after agreeing to work in the film, at the last moment, Sanjeev Kumar got himself out of the project when he came to know that the film was to be produced by Basu Bhattacharya. Probably, Sanjeev Kumar had a bad experience in working with Basu Bhattacharya in ‘Anubhav’ (1971) and ‘Girha Pravesh’ (1979). In his place, Naseeruddin Shah was roped in. Since the director was not sure about the working chemistry between Naseeruddin Shah and Tanuja, the latter was replaced by Shabana Azmi who had earlier worked with Naseeruddin Shah. When no one was ready to produce the film, Basu Bhattacharya offered to produce the film under his banner, Aarohi Films. The music direction was entrusted to Kanu Roy, the ‘darbaari’ musician of Basu Bhattacharya as Sai Paranjpye calls him. For lyrics, she selected her favourite, Indu Jain.

The film was to be majorly shot at Blind School Relief Association (BSRA) at Delhi. For the first time, Sai Paranjpye personally realised that Basu Bhattacharya, the producer was a stingy person. He had asked all the actors in the film to come for the shooting in their own dresses. Sai Paranjpye had to arrange for the uniform of the blind students in the film with a donation of cloth from a reputed cloth mill of Mumbai. The producer had arranged the free accommodation to all the actors and the technical staff in the hostel of BSRA which were barely comfortable. There are many more interesting anecdotes while making the film which have been described in Sai Paranjpye’s Marathi book referred to above in her own witty style.

Because of the subject of the film, a couple of philanthropists had given the donations for making the film which was naturally passed on to the producer of the film. In addition, there were many others who have contributed in the making of the film. In the credit title of the film, the list of such persons is bigger  than the list of the main and supporting actors. In short, my guess is that Basu Bhattacharya did not have to shell out much for the financing of the film as a producer.

It is worth noting that when ‘Sparsh’ (1980) was being made, Basu Bhattacharya was already working on his home production, ‘Griha Pravesh’ (1979). Aspersions were cast on the Aarohi Films that a part of the finance meant of ‘Sparsh’ (1980) was diverted for financing ‘Griha Parvesh’ (1979). So, the finance from the producer was not forthcoming on time for ‘Sparsh’ (1980). By the time the  film’s shooting was completed, Sai Paranjpye realised that she was not only the director but also a de facto production controller.

The film’s shooting was completed and was sent for processing at Bombay lab. But the prints had not come back for a long time. In fact, the Lab had not taken the processing of the film since Basu Bhattacharya had not cleared his dues to the lab on his earlier films. Since Sai Paranjpye wanted to send the film for participating in the National Film Awards, there was an urgency to complete the work on time. The producer of the film was not in a hurry to complete the process. Sai Paranjpye met the owner of Bombay lab and requested to take the processing of the film. She also assured him that  she would  arrange to pay for the processing out of her own resources. Thus, the film was processed, dubbed and a print of the film was sent in time as an entry for National Film Awards, 1980. The film won 3 National Film Awards – the best film, Sai Paranjpye for the best screen-play and Naseeruddin Shah for the best actor. The irony was that Basu Bhattacharya as a producer received the best film award for ‘Sparsh’ (1980) in the hands of the President with a cash prize.

It took another 4 years for ‘Sparsh’ (1980) to get a theatrical release in 1984. The premier of the film was held at Eros theatre in Mumbai. In 1985, the film won 3 Filmfare Awards – The best film and two awards for Sai Paranjpye for best director and the best dialogue. On the one side, the film was critically acclaimed not only in India but also in International film festivals held at London, Cairo, Beijing and Sydney. On the other side, barring Naseeruddin Shah who got all his dues from Basu Bhattacharya after putting much pressure on Basu Bhattacharya, no one including Sai Paranjpye, Shabana Azmi, Kanu Roy, Indu Jain, playback singer Sulakshna Pandit etc. got their dues from the producer for the film. For music director, Kanu Roy, it was his last film who died of cancer few months after the completion of the film.

Incidentally, Sai Paranjpye, in her film ‘Katha’ (1982) named Farooq Shaikh as Basu who was doing a negative character in the film. Is it symbolic or just a co-incidence?

The star cast of ‘Sparsh’ (1980) includes Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi in lead roles supported by Om Puri, Sudha Chopra, Mohan Gokhale, Arun Joglekar etc with scores of blind students.  Ustad Amjad Ali Khan made a guest appearance in the film as a sarod player.  The film was certified by the Censor Board on January 30, 1980. The film is now available for watching on a video sharing platform with English sub-titles and it is in HD. The gist of the story of the film is as under:

The story centres around the two main characters. Anirudh (Naseeruddin Shah) is the principal of a blind school who is handicapped by his blindness. Kavita (Shabana Azmi), a young widow is emotionally handicapped due to death of her husband. She has become reclusive and shuns the society. Her only hobby is the gardening and singing. Her close friend, Manju (Sudha Chopra) tries to bring Kavita out of her shell and suggests to work for the blind school of which her husband is one of the patrons. But she  does not succeed much.

On a party arranged by Manju on the occasion of her marriage anniversary, she invites Kavita who reluctantly agrees to attend. In the party, Kavita sees Anirudh whom she had briefly met near her house. She meets him and gets formally introduced as a principal of a blind school. After getting to know her background, Anirudh requests her to join his blind school as he finds it difficult to get the required sighted personals for the school. After much persuasion by Manju, Kavita joins the blind school.

After joining the blind school, children are happy with Kavita as they get the motherly treatment which was not there earlier. She makes them participate in extra-curricular activities like handicrafts, sports, plays, music etc. Anirudh is happy that the children have been kept busy in constructive activities. Over a period of time, both Anirudh and Kavita come closer and start liking each other’s company. They get engaged.

However, Anirudh starts developing complex of being visually handicapped. He feels that after marriage Kavita would get projected having made a great sacrifice in marrying a handicapped person. He would always feel low in front of Kavita. He may have to depend upon her after the marriage. So, he decides to call-off the engagement. Kavita is shocked by his decision but she diverts her mind by continuing her work among the blind students of the school. She learns Braille, (the language in which blind students read the books) and translate many books in Braille.

One day, Anirudh comes to Kavita’s house and request her to leave the blind school as according to him, it is creating the resentments among the other visually impaired staff and teachers. Actually, this is an excuse. The real reason is that Anirudh finds himself uncomfortable ever since he called off his engagement with Kavita. This time, Kavita tells him that she would not leave the school as it is her need to be with the 200 students of blind school. And if Anirudh forces her to leave, she would revolt against the order. After the few days of this incidence, Kavita, while in the school comes to know that Anirudh has been transferred to another blind school out of Delhi. Kavita tenders her resignation sighting the reason that the school needs Anirudh more than her.

When Manju comes to know about these developments, she goes to meet Anirudh in his office and tells him point blank that he has been seeing the imaginary issues in his marriage out of his complex and ego without giving any consideration the impact of his decision on Kavita’s life who has once again been emotionally shattered with his decision. After Manju’s friendly banter, the realisation comes to Anirudh’s mind. The film ends with a scene showing Anirudh slowly walking towards Kavita’s house.

The highlight of the film is Sai Paranjpye’s crisp screen-play and dialogues which I feel has made the film more interesting to watch with no melodramatic scenes. Naseeruddin Shah’s restrained performance as a blind principal of the school is one of his bests among his acting in the middle-of-the-road films. Before the shooting, he had spent about a fortnight with the blind principal of BSRA, Delhi to observe his mannerism and conduct. One can observe in the film that Sai Paranjpye has not shown him as blind man in a conventional way which we are used to see in Hindi films. He looks like a normal sighted man. It is only his mannerism in talking, walking, picking up of things etc which gives an impression of a blind man.

The title of the film ‘Sparsh’ is very apt which literally mean ‘touch’. But in a broader sense, it means ‘feeling’ which is the essence of the film. I will highly recommend the readers of this Blog to watch the film, preferably in one seating if not already seen.

‘Sparsh’ (1980) has 3 songs, all written by Indu Jain and sung by Sulakshna Pandit. The songs have been set to music by Kanu Roy. I am presenting the first song ‘Geeton Ki Duniya Mein Sargam Hain Hum’ sung by Sulakshna Pandit and chorus. In audio clip, there is an additional stanza. Overall, it is an inspirational song.

With this song, ‘Sparsh’ (1980) make a debut in the Blog.

Notes and Acknowledgements:

  1. Some of the information about the background for making the film ‘Sparsh’ (1980) is based on an interview conducted by Sridhar Rangayan and Saagar Gupta titled ‘Queen of Humour: A Candid Interview with Award-Winning Director and Writer Sai Paranjpye,’ South Asianist, Vol 2, No.3 (2010).
  2. The anecdotes and trivia included in the article are based on the Marathi book, ‘Sai – Maaza Kalapravaas’ (2016) written by Sai Paranjpye.

Video

Audio

Song – Geeton Ki Duniya Mein Sargam Hain Hum (Sparsh) (1980) Singer – Sulakshana Pandit, Lyrics – Indu Jain, MD – Kanu Roy
Chorus

Lyrics

geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
gaao bachcho
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
phir se gaao
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
 
chalte hain kadmon mein manzil bhare
mutthi mein khushiyon ki kunji dhare
chalte hain kadmon mein manzil bhare
muthi mein khushiyon ki kunji dhare
toofaan mein ghir jaayen kashti hain hum
taazi hawaaon ke jhonkhe hain hum
shabaash
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum

phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
 
nannhe dilon mein ummeeden hazaar
beejon mein jaise chhupi ho bahaar
nannhe dilon mein ummeeden hazaar
beejon mein jaise chhupi ho bahaar
kismat ki bagiya ke maali hain hum
kal ke karishme dikhaayenge hum
aa ha
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum

chhote umar mein  akal se badhe
himmat ki mitti mein khele badhe
bolo
chhote umar mein akal se bade
himmat ki mitti mein khele badhe
taaron ko choo aayen itna hai dam
sir chadh jo bole ko jadoo hain hum
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum
phir se gaao
geeton ki duniya mein sargam hain hum
phoolon mein khushboo ke parcham hain hum

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम
गाओ बच्चो
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम
फिर से गाओ
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं ह

चलते हैं कदमों में मंज़िल भरे
मुट्ठी में खुशियों की पूंजी धरे
चलते हैं कदमों में मंज़िल भरे
मुट्ठी में खुशियों की पूंजी धरे
तूफाँ में घिर जाएँ कश्ती हैं हम
ताज़ी हवाओं के झोंके हैं हम
शाबाश
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम

नन्हें दिलों में उम्मीदें हज़ार
बीजों में जैसे छुपी हो बहार
नन्हें दिलों में उम्मीदें हज़ार
बीजों में जैसे छुपी हो बहार
किस्मत की बगिया के माली हैं हम
कल के करिश्मे दिखाएंगे हम
आ हा
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम

छोटे उमर में अकल से बड़े
हिम्मत की मिट्टी में खेले बढ़े
बोलो
छोटे उमर में अकल से बड़े
हिम्मत की मिट्टी में खेले बढ़े
तारों को छू आयें इतना है दम
सर चढ़ जो बोले वो जादू हैं हम
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम
फिर से गाओ
गीतों की दुनिया में सरगम हैं हम
फूलों में खुशबू के परचम हैं हम


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Hullo Atuldom

April 7th, 2020. Day 14 of the holidays that whole of India is experiencing. I don’t know about others but I am having my husband’s company, reading every single WhatsApp message and their accompanying videos and seeing many movies- some of which for the “nth” time; language no-bar.

Seeing repeats of movies has its advantage. We see things that make up the background, notice the expressions of chorus dancers, look at the supports that the actors have when they do activities that they aren’t comfortable with. For example, I was seeing Amitabh starrer “Yaarana” a few days back. There is a scene where Amitabh and Amjad Khan are shown to be indulging in Hang-gliding. Now I have been seeing this movie since 1979 and have lost count of the number of times I have seen it. This time I saw that in the hang-gliding scene there is some kind of metal support that is inserted into the outfits of the actors. Now I would like to know that is that kind of safety measure available for all aficionados of hang-gliding or that was something special for the shoot.

Another habit I have acquired of late is seeing movies in all the languages it is made in -Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam or Telugu. And there is no paucity of such movies. I had seen a 1979 Tamil movie “Nallathoru Kudumbam” (roughly translating to “Wonderful Family”) with Shivaji Ganesan and Vanisri in the lead. They played a couple whose married life is rocked by the wife suspecting her husband’s loyalty due to his colourful past. It was a remake of the 1977 Telugu film “Aalu Magalu” (Wife and Husband) which had Vanisri with Nageshwara Rao. When I saw the Tamil movie on Satellite TV a few years back I had mentally thought that the songs from its Hindi version should be here on the blog.

Here is the opportunity for “Judaai” (1980) to make its entrance into the blog. Jeetendra is turning a year older- 78 to be exact. He has had a long innings in the movies starting with playing the heroine Sandhya’s body double in Shantaram’s ‘Sehra’ in 1963.

To my knowledge he was last seen in Farha Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007. He has had Mumtaz, Rajashree, Leena Chandavarkar, Hema Malini, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rekha, Reena Roy as his heroines in the late 60s and 70s. 80s saw him successfully pairing up with Sridevi and Jaya Prada. Along the way he has occasionally paired with Sharmila Tagore, Mala SInha, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, and Bindiya Goswami too.

Jeetendra and Rekha acted in 31 films and were romantically paired in 26 of which 15 were hits beginning with ‘EK Bechara” in 1972. “Judaai” was also a Rekha- Jeetendra movie. Sachin and Arun Govil played their sons with Shoma Anand and Tamanna playing the daughters-in-law.

Today’s is a party song where we have a middle-aged Dr. Shashikant (Jeetu) out-dancing Lily (Aruna Irani) after she has defeated the youngsters Sachin and Arun Govil. This was a guest appearance of Aruna Irani who was seen with Jeetu in ‘Farz’ and ‘Caravan’. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar with Anand Bakshi as the writer and Laxmikant Pyarelal as the music directors. This song was inspired from either The Beatles, Boney M or ABBA

Video (Longer but poor quality)

Video (shorter but good quality)

Audio

Song-Saamne aa dekhe zamaana saara (Judaai)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics- Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

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Dialogues
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Hey
come on

how about you
young man

hahahahahaha
ho ho ho ho ho

hai koi
jo mere muqaabil aaye

dekh kya rahe ho
jawaab do
haan

Yes
I am here

o o
tum naachoge
ye umar
aur ye jigar

puraane chaawalon ka dam tumne abhi dekha nahin

yeah yeah come on
buck up
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Song begins
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saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa
maine pukaara tujhe
maine lalkaara tujhe ae
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa
hey
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa
maine pukaara tujhe
maine lalkaara tujhe
zara sambhal tu

hey hey
sambhal ke chal tu
hey hey
zara sambhal tu
hey hey
sambhal ke chal tu
whoo le woo
puraani yaad aa gayi

hey
jawaani yaad aa gayi
hey
puraani yaad aa gayi
hey
jawaani yaad aa gayi
hey
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa

kitne haseenon ka garoor
toda hai
haan haan toda hai
kitne haseenon ka garoor
toda hai maine jawaani mein

woh din gaye
woh mausam gaye
haan woh din gaye
woh mausam gaye
rakkha hai kya iss kahaani mein
ye baat hai
haan haan ye baat hai
ye baat hai
haan haan ye baat hai
toh zara sambhal tu
hey sambhal ke chal tu
zara sambhal tu
sambhal ke chal tu
whoo le woo
u u u u u u
puraani yaad aa gayi
jawaani yaad aa gayi
puraani yaad aa gayi
jawaani yaad aa gayi
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa

Chhote Miyan toh chhote Miyaan
arre bade Miyaan kya kehna aa aa
Chhote Miyaan toh chhote Miyaan
ho bade Miyaan kya kehna
Ab bhi kisi se main kam nahin
isi dhokhe mein tu mat rehna

Yeh baat hai
Haan haan yeh baat hai
Yeh baat hai
Haan ji yeh baat hai
Zara sambhal tu
Sambhal ke chal tu
Zara sambhal tu
Sambhal ke chal tu

Whoo le wooo
puraani yaad aa gayi
jawaani yaad aa gayi
puraani yaad aa gayi
jawaani yaad aa gayi
saamne aa
dekhe zamaana saara
saamne aa

dekha meri lay toot gayi gayi gayi
dekha meri lay toot gayi gayi gayi
toone mujhe kyun chheda hai
aata nahin jin ko naachnaa
aata nahin jin ko naachnaa
kehte hain aangan tedha hai
aata nahin jin ko naachnaa
kehte hain aangan tedha hai

whoo le wooo
whoo le wooo
whoo le wooo

hahaha


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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Welcome all, to this post which is another of those posts of mine that was planned way back (in February 2019, to be precise)when I presented a song from the 1977 movie ‘Paapi’.

Music for this movie ‘Paapi-1977’ was composed by Bappi Lahiri. Though I had not watched this movie ‘Paapi-1977’, I liked the song that I then presented. Today’s song, also by Bappi Lahiri, came up in the list of suggestions that appeared in ‘YouTube’ with that song.

One comments on YT on this song caught my attention. The comment was about the use of ‘flute & base guitar’ in the today’s song. When I listened to the song I was awestruck. I do not remember to have listened to this song any time before. And also, may be the movie it was from, wasn’t a successful movie this song may have been forgotten easily.

So, it was then that I decided to take up this song for presentation, and was looking for the right occasion. Later on, I decided to send it for posting on 27th November the birth day of composer, singer Bappi Lahiri (sources mentioned him as a dancer, disco musician, and actor and record producer too).

Bappi Lahiri was born on 27th November’1952 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal to Aparesh Lahiri and Bansari Lahiri who themselves were accomplished Bengali singers and musicians. Both his parents also came from Jalpaiguri.

On 27th November’2019 Bappi Lahiri celebrated his sixty-seventh birthday!!!

Today we belatedly wishing him a ‘very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful musical life ahead’.

He made his debut as a singer in a Bengali movie ‘Daadu’ in 1972 and if we considered this first assignment of him in Bangla movie ‘Daadu’ which came to him in 1969 (as told to Anupama Chopra in an interview), this year in 2019 he has completed fifty years in his film-music journey. He has many records on his name and also have been conferred by many many awards till now. And he is still going on – rocking.

The first Hindi movie he composed music was ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’ which came to him in 1971 and this movie was released in 1973.

I was never a big Bappi Lahiri fan, but I was actively considering writing about Bappi Lahiri compositions. The reason behind this was that here in our camp, we were listening to many of his songs (both as a composer and singer) during our regular parties and I realised that these songs were liked by many and they all have good music, particularly the ‘beats’ which people danced and enjoyed a lot. These were mainly the songs from his ‘disco era’.

One of my bosses particularly loved ‘Jeele le jeele le aayo aayo jeele le’ every time ‘bhaai ye gaana zaroor bajaana’. On one or two occasions when he was asking us to play some ‘English’ or ‘Kenyan’ music I brought him back to the songs of ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, ‘Disco Dancer’ or played other Bappi Lahiri songs.

‘Bambai se aaya mare dost’ from ‘Aap Ki Khaatir-1977’ was perhaps the song that first introduced me with the music of Bappi Lahiri. This song was very popular then and was played frequently on radio and loud speakers or in orchestras.

Subsequently I got introduced to songs from ‘Pyaara Dushman-1980’, ‘Armaan-1981’, ‘Waardaat-1981’, ‘Namak Halaal-1982’ etc.
I liked the songs from ‘Armaan’, ‘Waardaat’, though I had not watched these movies until now.

I also liked the songs of ‘Disco Dancer-1982’ very much, and I specially remember them because they were played by my friends during the summer vacation of 1983 after our 10th board exams were over.

Bappi Lahiri had composed some nice songs in his pre-‘disco era’ that I was not aware of. Subsequently I have discovered a few such songs and I have shared afew of them on the blog.

For example, songs like ‘Ye naina ye kaajal’ from ‘Dil Se Mile Dil-1978’, ‘Sainyya bina ghar soona’ from ‘Aangan Ki Kali-1979’ etc. were shared by me long back.

After ‘Disco Dancer’ it was ‘Himmatwaala-1983’ which I watched with my younger brothers & cousins in the summer vacations (1983) and I liked few of its songs if not all.

Then there were movies where Bappi Lahiri composed songs for the movies from ‘South’ banners where Jeetendra was the main hero. From these movies I remember, ‘Jaani Dost-1983’, ‘Haisiyat-1984’, ‘Tohfaa-1984’ and of course I like all songs from ‘Sharaabi-1984’.
I also liked some of the songs from ‘Naukar Biwi Ka-1983’ which I watched during my stay at Akola (1983-1985).

I didn’t like the songs from ‘Mawaali-1983’. I liked one or two songs from ‘Justice Chaudhary-1983’. I did not watch these movies.

During 1983-85 when I was studying in 11th-12th standard disco music was ruling the charts in India. But I was more inclined to the golden era of HFM then and Rajesh Khanna movies, so I lost the track of many Bappi Lahiri songs and may be even not liking some of them.

However, I like one or two songs from some of the Rajesh Khanna movies where Bappi Lahiri composed the music for them and which were released from 1984-1984 onwards.
In between during this decade i.e. 1981-1990 and onwards 1990 there are movies where I like some of the songs from the movies where Bappi Lahiri had composed the music for. But I am not listing them here all (and maybe I will be taking them in my posts in future on Bappi Da 😊).

So, for this post when I decided to present this song from the 1980 movie ‘Saboot’ I just thought to a look on the movies released in the decade of 1971-1980 and of which the music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

During the preparation of this list I came across many movies of this period when Bappi Da had created some musical gems, that failed to get popular as the movies failed at the box office. The song under discussion is a case in example. I also realized that I liked many of his songs but I may not have given that much attention to the songs composed by him before the ‘disco era’ or even after ‘1985-1986’.

Like, when I came a across the movie name ‘Ek Ladki Badnaam Si’ which was not released, and looked for its songs, I found that already one of its songs has been posted in a detailed post on Bappi Lahiri by Sudhir ji here.

So, instead of going into the other details I will come back to the list of movies where Bappi Lahiri has given music in the decade 1971-1980 starting in 1973 with ‘Nanhaa Shikaari’. Incidentally this movie was introduced on the blog by ‘yours junior’ 🙂 only.

(Also, I got an opportunity to introduce movies ‘Paapi-1977’, ‘Ek Baar Kaho-1980’, ‘Patitaa-1980’ earlier on the blog 🙂 )

(List of movies (in alphabetical order) – music composer – Bappi Lahiri – 1971-1980)

Sno. Title Year Date of Censor Certificate Lyricist/s
1 Charitra 1973 16.10.1973 Traditional
2 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri
3 Baazaar Band Karo 1974 25.03.1974 Naqsh Lyallpuri, Kulwant Jani
4 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri
5 Chalte Chalte 1976 20.02.1976 Amit Khanna
6 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri
7 Aap Ki Khaatir 1977 07.06.1977 Shaily Shailendra
8 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji
9 Paapi 1977 10.01.1977 Naqsh Lyallpuri, Kulwant Jani, Harendranath Chattopadhyay
10 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri
11 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
12 College Girl 1978 16.03.1978 Bharat Vyas, Dev Kohli, Hasrat Jaipuri, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Verma Malik, S.D.Narang
13 Dil Se Mile Dil 1978 28.08.1978 Amit Khanna
14 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri
15 Tere Pyaar Mein 1978 21.12.1978 Shaily Shailendra
16 Toote Khilaune 1978 10.07.1978 Kaifi Azmi
17 Aangan Ki Kali 1979 15.05.1979 Shaily Shailendra
18 Ahsaas 1979 23.10.1979 Indeevar, Ravindra Peepat
19 Aur Kaun? 1979 05.01.1979 Amit Khanna
20 Do Hawaldaar 1979 06.01.1979 Shaily Shailendra
21 Iqraar 1979 10.09.1979 Kulwant Jani
22 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri
23 Lahu Ke Do Rang 1979 11.09.1979 Farooq Qaiser
24 Shikshaa 1979 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
25 Surakshaa 1979 01.06.1979 Ramesh Pant, Farooq Qaiser
26 Agreement 1980 27.05.1980 Gulshan Bawra
27 Apne Paraaye 1980 04.08.1980 Yogesh
28 Bhulaa Na Denaa 1980 31.10.1980 Amit Khanna, Shaily Shailendra
29 Ek Baar Kaho 1980 03.09.1980 Mahendra Dehlavi, Dev Kohli, Kulwant Jani, Maya Govind
30 Guest House 1980 22.12.1980 Amit Khanna
31 Hamqadam 1980 23.10.1980 M.G. Hashmat
32 Morchaa 1980 08.05.1980 Ramesh Pant, Farooq Qaiser
33 Manokaamnaa 1980 01.12.1979 Indeevar
34 Patitaa 1980 11.11.1980 Anand Bakshi
35 Pyaara Dushman 1980 10.10.1980 Anjaan, Indeevar, Kulwant Jani
36 Qismat 1980 18.08.1980 Amit Khanna
37 Saboot 1980 29.02.1980 Amit Khanna
38 Taxi Chor 1980 18.08.1980 Anjaan
39 Ek Ladki Badnaam Si 1971-1980 UR Kulwant Jani

‘Saboot-1980’ was directed Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay for ‘The Bharat Pictures, Madras’

It was presented by Abbasi Brothers. It was produced by Raaj Baweja and G.H. Navani.

It had Navin Nischol, Vidya Sinha, Kaajal Kiran, Om Shivpuri and Prem Chopra.

Vinod Mehra makes a friendly appearance in this movie.

While the other cast includes Padma Khanna, Rajendranath, Paintal, Narendranath, Mohan Sherry, Sudhir Dalvi, Amar Mrudulla, Roopesh Kumar, Gauri Varma, Maruti, Mohan Choti, Trilok Kapoor, Rajkishore, Raj Mehra, Darshan, Rajan Kapoor, Sunder Tinea, Moolchand, Sheikh, Jugnu, Birbal, Albela, Azad.

Story of this movie was written by J.K. Ahuja, and Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri wrote the dialogues. Screenplay was written by Kumar Ramsay.

Bal Korde was the editor of this movie and Shyam Ramsay was his co-editor.

This movie had total five songs (including one multiple version song) written by Amit Khanna. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar, Bappi Lahiri gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.02.1980 with restricted viewing certificate.

With today’s song ‘Saboot-1980’ makes its debut on the blog.

There is one more song in this movie ‘Jeena bhi koi jeena hai, jab tak tera saath nahin’ which sounds familiar to me and I listened to it and liked it too. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar and is multiple version song.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song where in Kaajal Kiran is lip syncing to Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. The song is picturised on Kaajal Kiran and Navin Nischol who seems to be a little hesitant first to the invitation from Kaajal Kiran, but surrenders in the end of the song.
Kajal Kiran or Sunita Kulkarni (her real name) which I became aware only recently celebrated her sixty-first birth anniversary on 18th October (born on 18.10.1958).
She became famous with her debut in ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin-1977’. And after that went on to act in many movies but none of them got the level of ‘Ham Kisise Kam Nahin’. And very few of them were successful to an extent. She retired from the movie scene in around end eighties.

Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay the famous of the seven Ramsay brothers jointly directed this movie. F.U. Ramsay the famous Producer was their father.
Kumar Ramsay, Keshu Ramsay, Arjun Ramsay, Gangu Ramsay and Kiran Ramsay are the other five brothers among the seven Ramsay brothers.
They mainly produced and directed ‘Horror’ movies starting with ‘Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche-1972’.

Tulsi Ramsay (born on 29th July’1944) passed away last year on 13th December 2018. He directed many movies and also Producer, Production Designer and Writer.
Shyam Ramsay (born on 17.05.1952) who passed away recently on 18th September 2019 was also director of many movies other than that he was also Producer, editor and writer for many movies.
I think both of them also jointly directed many movies or many movies had the director name as ‘Ramsay Brothers’. I am not mentioning more about the films they produced or directed, because that will require another detailed post.

Coming back to today’s song, the lyrics are by Amit Khanna and music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. This lovely song is in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar…

Video

Audio

Song-Dooriyaan sab mita do (Saboot)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
O o o o
O o

Dooriyaan aan
Dooriyaan Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

Laa laa laa laa aa
Laa laa
Laa aa aa

Tum zaraa bheego
Ham zaraa bheegen
Rim jhim gaati phuhaaron mein
Naa tum bolo
Naa ham bolen
Baat ho bas yoon issharon mein
Aaj ki raat
Tum naa daro o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

Meri zulfen
Meraa aanchal
Sab kuchh hai
Piya tere liye
Teri baahen
Teri nigaahen
Sab kuchh hai piya
Mere liye
Aaj ki raat na aahen bharo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Jaane ki baat
Ab naa karo o
Dooriyaan aan
Sab mitaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do
Man mein lagi jo agan wo
Sajan tum bujhaa do

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ

दूरियाँ आँ
दूरियाँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
जाने कि बात
अब ना करो ओ
जाने कि बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो

ला ला ला ला आ
ला ला
ला आ आ

तुम ज़रा भिगो
हम ज़रा भीगें
रिम झिम गाती फुहारों में
ना तुम बोलो
ना हम बोलें
बात हो बस यूं इशारों में
आज की रात
तुम ना डरो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो

मेरी जुल्फें
मेरा आँचल
सब कुछ है
पिया तेरे लिए
तेरी बाहें
तेरी निगाहें
सब कुछ है पिया
मेरे लिए
आज की रात न आहें भरो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
जाने की बात
अब ना करो ओ
दूरियाँ आँ
सब मिटा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो
मन में लगी जो अगन वो
सजन तुम बुझा दो


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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Welcome all to this post which comes after a long gap. I call it a ‘Long gap’ because this post was conceived by me ‘long back’ like many other posts of mine which remained unfinished aften getting started due to various reasons.

My last post on the blog was on 20th November. It was posted when I going through some health-related issues. I had to visit a Hospital in Nairobi, which is around 125 kms from my base station. Since some tests were to be conducted, I had to stay in Nairobi for four days. I stayed with colleagues working there in the Head Office. That didn’t allow me to concentrate on posts though I continued listening to music and watching songs. I even kept reminding our authors about movies that were falling under the ‘blog-ten-year challenge’.

The visit to the Hospital and Doctor made me recall many Hindi movies that had stories woven around ‘medical profession or serious medical complications’ (or diseases, if it is the right word?).

This time I had to specially visit ‘Dil Ka Doctor’. Its English translation ‘cardiologist’ has entirely different connotations from the Hindi word. This offers me material for a separate post provided I came across a suitable song to go with that proposed article.
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T was another Doctor in India (in ‘Atulites WhatsApp’ group) who was already aware about my ‘dil ka haal’, and was already providing me guidance on the symptoms so that ‘I can bounce back’ without thinking that ‘beemaari ho to aisi ho jiska naam kisi Viceroy se kam naa lage’:)😊

The tests were conducted and results were awaited after two days (due to weekend holidays), I had realized that the problem was not serious and everything was going to be ok. The worries were mainly ‘Beemari ka shaq’like Doctor Kulkarni’s ‘Main usi shaq ka ilaaj karta hoon’, and hence the ‘tests’:)

Finally, the results were ‘declared’ and everything was well in order except a minor ‘Blood Pressure’ on the higher side. I thanked both the Doctors!!!

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The movie of today’s song has a storyline around ‘Doctors’ or medical profession. But today’s post has nothng to do with that. This covers an an entirely different story behind it.

People of different generations have different taste for music and naturally everybody’s musical nostalgia keeps growing according to the surroundings they grow in and/or even the circumstances they live in (I think so).

Music lovers have their musical nostalgia, which depends on factors like the generation/ backgrounds/ circumstances in which they grow up. This musical nostaligia gets triggered up whenever they are reminded of those days.

Sometimes, people of different generations/ background/ circumstances pass on their brand of musical nostalgia to another (viz younger generation) music lovers. This results in the curious situation when music lovers in their teenns or twenties start loving vintage era music created during the times of his forefathers.

People coming in contact with me are slowly coming to know about my love for Hindi songs and Hindi movies. Some of them who become close friends have also come to know about our blog and my activities for the blog.

Assuming that you are considered a music lover, sometimes people approach you with their music related query. A query , that can stump even music “experts” is when we are asked to tell the details of a song whose details are known only partially or vaguely.

Most of the times I am able to provide the details or answer mkost of the time, but sometimes the challenge is quite tough.

For instance, take the example of a song which someone has heard but he remembers very few details of the song. And hewants you to find that song for him, without providing the usual details about mukhda of the song, or its tune, the artists, or the movie. Only thing he can tell is that this song is picturised on a ‘lady wearing white-blue saree and singing with some ladies sitting around a sea-beach or kisi nadi ke kinaare?

With such sketchy details, you are asked to find the song, because you claim to be a music expert songs and movies? You are also challenged and mocked that if you cannot find this song then
you should not talk about songs of movies 🙂 , chhod do gaane sun’na aur filmon ki baatein karna 😊 .

Anybody in my place would feel like my honour is at stake, and would definitely give this challenge a serious try, so I did …

It happened on one such week-end get together on Saturday evening here in the camp (where we are staying in Kenya). We regularly have such get togethers. If the get together is big and the occasion so demands, then listening to songs and even dancing becomes customary. This calls for a separate detailed post in future. 😊

It was in one such get together that our friend a QC guy, fifteen years younger to me challenged me when we were enjoying listening to songs. This guy wanted me to find a song for him. He must have watched this song on TV somewhere. What he remembered of it was that it is sung by a lady in ‘blue-white saree’ with ‘some ladies sitting around a ‘river bank’ or ‘sea-beach’ (he was not sure).

This guy who was born in early 1980s had one favourite Hindi song.

Guess which?

‘Do ghoont mujhe bhi pilaa de o saaki dekh phir hota hai kya’

He had listened to this song somewhere while he was with his friend on a long drive and since then this song was the most liked Hindi song for him. He is from Andhra so he is not aware of that much of Hindi songs, except few like the above. And, whenever there is a party, he would ask us to play this song so that he can enjoy it 🙂

We are aware that this song is from the movie ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the year of the movie is 1973 🙂 (and surprisingly this song has not been posted yet on the blog 🙂 )

Now given the challenge, I had to find him this song lip synced by a lady with a blue or white saree, so I was looking for hints. 🙂

The first song that readily came to my mind was the title song from ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the second thing I made up in my mind was that the song he was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ or somewhat sad song like ‘naa koi umang hai’ so I started searching on YouTube by entering terms like ‘woman singing a song near sea-beach, river’, woman in white saree singing a song, heroine singing along river bank, sea-beach etc etc

I was sure that the song this guy was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ (and not his fault though) because I know ‘gham ke chhod ke manaao rang raili’ was not in a white saree, then I thought white saree means should be a widow singing a song or like that.

After browsing couple of songs like ‘naina barse’ I turned to the songs of ‘Mera Saaya’ and ‘Anita’. Now, searching in YouTube has an advantage of suggestions appearing according to your search. (And over the years I have also learnt entering ‘out of the box’ search terms to find a song, it had successfully worked many times 🙂 )

And there with the songs of Anita in the suggestions I found this song …

Can you guess this song my friend was looking for was ‘sun ri pawan, pawan purvaiyya’…

My friend bowed to me, but I told him my friend it is not a white saree song but a blue saree with white border song !!

But I must admit that while my friend was correct in mentioning the scenario. It was I who interpreted it wrong and I was searching with wrong terms and still landed on the right song …

Also, he never mentioned that the song he was looking for is where the heroine is making a ‘baalu ka ghar’ (sand home 🙂 or is it a ‘mud-home’?) on the sea-beach.

Incidentally both the songs that my friend likes are the songs where the heroine is blind.

And our team member Pam Harvey has on his blog covered some blind women songs from Hindi movies in his article here.

And finally, the song we were looking for was a ‘happy song’ instead of a ghost song or haunting song which I presumed it should be.

For today’s post I am presenting a song which I think fits with the theme which I imagined was the theme for song my friend was looking for. 🙂

This song is from the 1980 movie ‘Bandish’, and it is performed on screen by Hema Malini where she is trying to ‘trap’ Rajesh Khanna by posing as a ‘bhatakti aatma’.

I remember to have watched this movie in our colony club during regular weekly screening may be in 1982-1983, I think.

‘Bandish-1980’ was directed by K. Bappaiah for ‘Suresh Productions, Madras’. It was produced by D. Rama Naidu. It had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Danny, Om Prakash, Asrani, Jeevan, Om Shivpuri, Madan Puri, Mohan Choti, Pinchoo Kapoor, Jagdish Raj, Maruti, Yousuff, Ranveer, Umesh Khanna, Prem Kumar, Dharmesh, Vijay Kumar, Shashiraj, Ganesh Nagpal, Raj Baldev Raj, Vijay Kumar, Kiron, Bedi, Pradeep Jain, Bindiya Goswami, Nalini Jaywant, Manorama, Preeti Ganguly and Tanuja, Padmini Kapila, Vakkalanka Padma, Ashoo, Munni.

Story of this movie was written by V.C. Kuganathan. K.A. Marthand was the Chief Editor of this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.10.1980.

The movie had five songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics of all the songs were written by Anand Bakshi.

So far only one song from this movie – ‘Rang bhare mausam se rang churaa ke’ has been posted on the blog and that was on 04.08.2011.

Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Incidentally there was only one Lata song – solo song – in this movie and this song is the one being presented here today.

(PS: recently there was a comment by Peevesie’s Mom ji regarding this ‘song searching or finding a song type issue which I am forgetting where it was, though I had noted the point earlier for this post 😊 )

Video

Audio

Song-Main kaun hoon (Bandish)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

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

main kaun hoon oon oon
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon
ae chaand taaron
mera naam le ke
koyi pukaaro o o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon

Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa aa
Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa
Kya dhoondhte hain ae ae
Saari saari rainaa
Kuchh to kaho jaago
Neend ke maaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
main rakh gayee thhi ee
yahaan kuchh kaliyaan
unka huaa kya
bolo o bahaaron
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekho naa mujhko o o
Haath lagaa ke
Door se meri zulfen sanwaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Mera naam le ae ke
Koyi pukaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Main kaun hoon oon oon
Main kaun hoon oon
Main kaun hoon oon oon

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ

प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना आ
प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना
क्या ढूंढते हैं ए ए
सारी सारी रैना
कुछ तो कहो जागो
नींद के मारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
मैं रख गयी थी ई
यहाँ कुछ कलियाँ
उनका हुआ क्या
बोलो ओ बहारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखो ना मुझको ओ ओ
हाथ लगा के
दूर से मेरी जुल्फें संवारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4102 Post No. : 15251

Amitabh Bachhchan, the star of the Millennium, was born in the than Allahabad (which is the English name of city named Ilahbad in Urdu) on 11.10.1942. His given name is Inquilab Srivastava, as per Wikipedia. This is a surprise for me and surely for many people, as a never heard fact. Also has the distinction of acting as the hero in the film ‘Inquilab’ not named after him :-). His father did name him after the slogan of freedom movement “Inquilab Zindabad”. I have never heard of anyone named ‘inquilab’, but have a friend named ‘Kranti’ which is the same thing with change in language only.

So, on 11.10.2019, he is celebrating 77th birthday as the most celebrated star actor and film personality. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shree in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, “Knight of the Legion of Honour”, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. As per Wikipedia page again, he has won 15 filmfare awards, the most nominated actor with 41 nominations so far and still counting.

His achievements include 4 national awards and Dada Saheb Phalke award for “Lifetime Achievement”.

Luckily, I had the lyrics of this song from the film “Shaan” (1980) ready to present as the birthday celebration post. I said in my reply to Peevecie’s Mom’s comments on this post that BEST buses is a topic of another post. I had this song in mind, most of which is picturized on a BEST double decker bus. “BEST” was formerly Bombay Electricity Supply and Transport, now it is renamed as ‘Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport”. My father has been saying this to us right from the beginning that though BEST’s face are the buses which have been the more reliable lifeline of Bombay since almost a century now, its main business and source of income is the electricity supply to the city areas.

If I have to write about the BEST than the story has to start with my father. It is in family folklore that my father had after completing engineering had the option of coming to Mumbai (than Bombay) or to go to Lucknow to join the Railways. This was in the early 60’s, and Bombay was a known place of people in the family, who used to visit it for business purposes also. Also my mother’s ‘Maternal uncle’ had studied in Grant Medical College in the 40’s and everyone was familiar with the city. There was a job in hand in Lucknow, which is an unknown place, nobody in the family had ever been and far away from Belgaum. The family was in favour of Bombay as my father’s sister was already staying here at Kalyan. The decision was left to my father’s youngest sister, who voted in favour of Bambai. So he came to Bombay and joined BEST as a “foreman” trainee. There is a lot more I want to write about my father’s journey (most of it is related to BEST), but will save it for another post. Sometimes I do wonder, if he had gone to Lucknow instead of coming to Mumbai, how different the things would have turned out. I envy the people who have spent their formative years in Lucknow(met a few in my working life), their diction of Urdu language. Some of them, though convent educated did speak a fluent form of spoken khari boli which is closer in diction and grammar to the Urdu that our teachers taught us, compared to my own, the so called Urdu medium product, with our typical bambaiyya dialect. More of the royal ‘aap’ and ‘hum’ in the conversations of people of my generations who spent years in Lucknow, or thereabouts, even as far as some northern cities of Madhya Pradesh.

Will go back to Amitabh Bachchan for now. The first movie I am aware of watching in the theatre is “Do aur do Paanch”, with a similar star cast of Amitabh, Shashi Kapoor and Parween Babi, similar to ‘Shaan’ I mean. Incidently both these films were released in the same year. But we all saw “Do aur do paanch” at Belgaum during summer vacations, whereas “Shaan” was seen in Mumbai. Thereafter, Amitabh Bachchan movies were seen regularly, with the whole family. The movies of before 1980 are all seen on TV, but the movies after 1980, including “Silsila”, “Kaalia”, “Namak Halaal”, ‘Naseeb”,”KhudgarzKhuddaar”, “bemisaal”, ‘Laawaris” etc. I remember watching in theatre.

My personal favorite Amitabh films are not the comic or multistarrers, but his solo films like ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Bemisaal”, ‘Kaalia”, “Abhimaan” ‘Anand’ etc. Among the films of the new millennia, I have seen a few, but missed most of them. He is without doubt the longest running superstar of the hindi film industry.

So here in this song there are four singers, Kishore Kumar for Amitabh Bachchan, Mohammed Rafi for Shashi Kapoor, Asha Bhosle for Parveen Babi and Usha Mangeshkar for Bindiya Goswami. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and is composed by R. D. Burman.

The film is ‘Shaan’(1980), also mentioned in para 4 above.


Song-Jaanu meri jaan main tere qurbaan (Shaan)(1980) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Asha Bhoonsle + Usha Mangeshkar
All

Lyrics

Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaanu saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

nazron se na tol mujhe
dil se kaam le
tu jis ki wo tere bin
kyon kisi ka naam le
arre nazron se na tol mujhe
dil se kaam le
tu jis ki wo tere bin
kyun kisi ka naam le
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
O Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

ha aha ha haan haan ha

hey ae ae
ae ae aaaaa
ae ae ae
oo ooo oooooo
chhoti si ik baat bani
baat se daastaan

bhool ke sab baaten hans de
hai yahi pyaar ki shaan
chhoti si ik baat bani
baat se daastaan

bhool ke sab baaten hans de
hai yahi pyaar ki shaan
jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
o jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
tu mera main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

tu mera
main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan
arrey Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Hoy main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
tu meraa main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by nahm)
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जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

नज़रों से न तोल मुझे
दिल से काम ले
तू जिस की वो तेरे बिन
क्यूँ किसी का नाम ले
नज़रों से न तोल मुझे
दिल से काम ले
तू जिस की वो तेरे बिन
क्यूँ किसी का नाम ले
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

हा हा हा ह आहा हा

हे ए ए
हो हो हो हो
ओ ओ ओ ओ

छोटी सी इक बात बनी
बात से दास्तां

भूल के सब बाते हंस दे
है यही प्यार की शान
छोटी सी इक बात बनी
बात से दास्तां

भूल के सब बातें हंस दे
है यही प्यार की शान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
तू मेरा मैं तेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

तू मेरा
मैं तेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
हो मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान


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

Blog Day :

3994 Post No. : 15088 Movie Count :

4140

A career that almost wasn’t at one time. His father, himself at the head of a famous film production company, did not want his own son to be associated with films and the film world. Maybe a very well intentioned direction to his offspring, knowing all the glittering and the sordid ins and outs of the industry. But then, destiny has its own will and its own ways to propel individuals in particular directions.

We are celebrating 95th anniversary of birth of one of the maestros of melody in the world of Hindi film music. Madan Mohan was just 51 when he left us in 1975. The world of film music is so much more richer that he was here and composed so many memorable ghazals and songs – from 1951 to 1975. The world of music is also so much more poorer, because he left us so young. One can never say with certainty about what could have been. But yes, one would surely feel – had he lived longer. . .

Way back in 1947-48, it was not that the young Madan was completely cut off from the film world. Being the son of Rai Bahadur Chunni Lal Kohli, one of the partners at the Filmistan studios, he had a very firsthand exposure to and familiarity with the exciting work that went on in a film studio. He was in any case, musically inclined, very inclined, since his childhood. A very less known piece of anecdotal history was recently discussed at our group get together in Delhi.

His first foray into the world of music actually is as a singer. Ghulam Haider Sb had recorded a duet in the voices Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar, for the iconic film ‘Shaheed’ (1948). It was a children’s song, which was supposed to be picturized on the lead pair, when they were children (in the storyline). The song was recorded and made ready for filming. Before it could be put on the sets, Rai Bahadur Sb got a wind of it, and he prevailed upon Sashadhar Mukherji, who controlled the film production side of the company, to have that song deleted from the storyline. Sadly enough, his writ prevailed, and the song was taken off the film, as well as from the recorded tapes. No recording of this said duet song is available.

Our own Bakhshi ji, in one of his meetings with Sanjeev Kohli, son of Madan Mohan ji, had enquired about this episode and the fate of this very important recording. Sanjeev Kohli confirmed the episode, but also added with regret that even he has not been able to trace out this rare recording. Sanjeev has a lot of rare items available on tape that are connected with his father’s work, but this particular duet he could never trace.

Today, we are introducing a film that probably is the last film to be released, for which music was actively composed by Madan Mohan Sb. The film ‘Veer Zaara’ of 2004 does not count, in the sense that the music for that film has been adapted and arranged using some of the unused melodies that were created by Madan Mohan. The film ‘Chaalbaaz’ was initiated in 1974, while he was still alive, but due to whatever reasons, it could be released only in 1980.

After the release of ‘Mausam’ in 1975, and his passing away in the same year, the following films that carry music by him, got released in later years.

  • ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976)
  • ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine’ (1976)
  • ‘Saahib Bahadur’ (1977)
  • ‘Inspector Eagle’ (1978)
  • ‘Jalan’ (1978)
  • ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1980)

So there is a continued stream of his work getting released, for the five years immediately after his passing away. This would be a very interesting analysis to review his work post 1975. ‘Laila Majnu’, the Rishi Kapoor – Ranjeeta Thakur starrer, is of course well known for its songs. It would be an appealing exercise.

Another very interesting thing about the song being presented today is that the singing voices are of Amit Kumar and Asha Bhosle. In an interview (available on YouTube here), Amit Kumar has stated that Madan Mohan was one of the first two music directors who called upon him to sing for them (the other being the duo of Sapan Jagmohan), outside of his singing under the direction of his father, Kishore Kumar. This song is probably Amit Kumar’s first song to be recorded by a music director other than his father.

The film is produced under the banner of Ravi Films, Bombay and is directed by Hari Mehra. The star cast is listed as Deepak Khanna, Jaya Kaushalya, Nadira, Anjana, Imtiaz, Kamal Kapoor, Heeralal, V Gopal, Leela Mishra, Hani Chaya, Atam Prakash, Master Nitin, David, Abhi Bhattacharya, Raj Mehra, and Jairaj. The four songs in this film are written by Yogesh and music, of course, by Madan Mohan.

Recorded sometimes in 1974, but eventually released in the film in 1980, the song is an interesting and somewhat unusual composition. Reading the lyrics, it feels as if the stanzas are almost in free form, and yet the tune that ties them together is very attractive.

The only song that Amit Kumar has sung for Madan Mohan. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Hai Shaam Badi Matwaali  (Chaalbaaz) (1980) Singer – Amit Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Madan Mohan
Amit Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Provided by Peevesie’s Mom)

hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
is laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
hai shaam badi matwaali
aur aasmaan pe laali
iss laali se rang tera
gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

aaaaa aaaaaa

aaaaaa aaaaa
sooni sooni raahon mein akeli
main to jaa rahi hoon khoyi khoyi
aise mein apna mujhe banaa le
tujh bin mera aur nahi hai koi
har pal yeh pyar tera
saathi banaa jo mera
jeewan ka sab andhera
kahaan jaane kho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey 
khuda khair karey

tera aanchal jab lehraaya

chalne lagi hawaa’ein
tera aanchal jab lahraya..aa..aa
tu ne zulfein kya bikhraain
jhukne lagi ghataa’ein
tune zulfein kya bikhraain..ee
oo de kar sapne tum ne apne
rang di meri adaa’ein
de kar sapne tumne apne..ae
tum se har din har pal hum ne
maangi yahi duaa’ein
jeewan ki in raahon mein yoon hi
rakhna tum baahon mein
tere pyar ki is chhaaon mein
dil mera so gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair kareln

hai sham badi matwaali
aur aasman pe laali
iss laali se rang tera gulaabi ho gaya
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey
khuda khair karey

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

आssss आsssss
आsssss आssss
सूनी सूनी राहों में अकेली
मैं तो जा रही हूँ खोई खोई
ऐसे में अपना मुझे बना ले
तुझ बिन मेरा और नहीं है कोई
हर पल ये प्यार तेरा
साथी बना जो मेरा
जीवन का सब अंधेरा
कहाँ जाने खो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

तेरा आँचल जब लहराया
चलने लगी हवाएँ
तेरा आँचल जब लहराया॰॰आ॰॰आ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं
झुकने लगी घटाएँ
तूने ज़ुल्फें क्या बिखराइं॰॰ई
ओ दे कर सपने तुमने अपने
रंग दीं मेरी अदाएं
दे कर सपने तुमने अपने॰॰ए
तुमसे हर दीं हर पल हमने
मांगी यही दुआएं
जीवन इन राहों में यूं ही
रखना तुम बाहों में
तेरे प्यार की इस छांव
दिल मेरा सो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे

है शाम बड़ी मतवाली
और आसमान पे लाली
इस लाली से रंग तेरा
गुलाबी हो गया
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे
खुदा खैर करे


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Blog Day : 3988 Post No. : 15077

“Garam Khoon”(1980) was produced by Tez Nath Zar and it was directed by A Salaam for Zar International, Bombay. This movie had Vinod Khanna, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindu, Ajit, K.N.Singh, Nazir Hussain, Dhumal, Keshto Mukherjee, Brahmachari, Ram Avtaar, Satish Kaul, Helen, Uma Dhawan, Johnny Whisky, Hercules, Shivaraj, Imthiaz Khan, Chand,Shashi Puri, Rajan Haksar, Sulochana Latkar, C.L.Shah, Dog Tiger, Kamal Roy, Komila Virk, Master Raja, Nilofer, Master Rana, Pratibha Sinha, Ratan Gaurang, S.Mauji, Sabi Oberoi,Sheel Kumar, Shetty, Shyam etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. this song is sung by Lata. Singhaar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Sulakshana Pandit and Vinod Khanna.

According to a comment in youtube, Singhaar was none other than Sharda, the favurite singer of Shankar. I have assumed that this information is correct.I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter.


Song-Ik chehra dil ke qareeb aata hai (Garam Khoon)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Singhaar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

mausam pe jawaani hai
raahon mein sitaare hain aen
mausam pe jawaani hai
raahon mein sitare hain
jab wo hai nigaahon mein
duniya mein bahaaren hain aen
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

madmaati ye raaten hain
jalwon ki baaraaten hain
madmaati ye raaten hain
jalwon ki baaraaten hain
sochoon to bahak jaaun
kuchh aapas ki baaten hain aen
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

khushbu si jo mehki hai
shaayad koi aaya hai ae
khushbu si jo mehki hai
shaayad koi aaya hai
khaamosh ishaaron se
mehfil ko sajaaya hai ae
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has exactly 15900 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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(© 2008 - 2020) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15900

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1218
Total Number of movies covered =4362

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