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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1980s (1981 to 1990)’ Category


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Blog Day : 3869 Post No. : 14887

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 7
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On this day ten years ago (viz on 20 february 2009), six songs from six different movies were presented. Four of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. Of the remaining two movies, one is from 1938 and another is from 1983. The 1938 movie (Shreet Singer) has two songs left to be covered and these songs are not available as far as I am aware.

So that leaves us with the 1983 movie viz “Sweekaar Kiya Maine” as the only eligible movie for our blog 10 year challenge.

“Sweekar Kiya Maine” (1983) was produced by S M Kothari and directed by Zaheer D Lari. The movie had Shabana Azmi, Vinod Mehra, Prema Narayan, Madan Puri etc in it. This movie was a remake of 1954 movie “Adhikaar” with Kishore Kumar and Usha Kiran in title roles. In “Sweekar Kiya Maine” (1983), Vinod Mehra and Shabana Azmi play the same roles.

“Adhikaar”(1954) is already YIPPEED in the blog. Curiously, Kishore Kumar sang a duet song Kamaata hoon bahut kuchh with Geeta Dutt, and in “Sweekaar Kiya Maine”(1983), he sang the same song again- this time with Asha Bhonsle. This duet is not yet covered in the blog.

So far, three songs from “Sweekaar Kiya Maine”(1983) have been covered in the blog. Ten years ago on this day, the blog presented a song, Chaand ke paas jo sitaara hai. Today, ten years later, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Nida Fazli is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

This song is picturised on Shabana Azmi as a stage performance song.

Audio (Full)

Video

Song-Pyaar to sapna hai dard hi apna hai(Sweekaar Kiya Maine)(1983) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

muskraana to gham chhupaana hai
har khushi door ka taraana hai
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
muskraana to gham chhupaana hai
har khushi door ka taraana hai
hosh ki raahon mein
dil hi deewaana hai
hosh ki raahon mein
dil hi deewaana hai ae ae
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

koi rishta na koi bandhan hai
har hansi aansuon ki chilman hai
koi rishta na koi bandhan hai
har hansi aansuon ki chilman hai
phool hain daaman mein
aankhon mein saawan hai
phool hain daaman mein
aankhon mein saawan hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

jo bhi dil ke kareeb aata hai ae
zakhm ban ke sada sataata hai
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
jo bhi dil ke kareeb aata hai ae
zakhm ban ke sada sataata hai
geet jo gaata hai
gham ko behlaata hai
geet jo gaata hai
gham ko behlaata hai ae ae ae ae
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
neend jahaan khulti hai
khwaab pighal jaate hain
dard wohi rehta hai
naam badal jaate hain
pyaar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai
pyar to sapna hai
dard hi apna hai

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Blog Day : 3867 Post No. : 14885

Today 18th February 2019 is the Ninety-second birth anniversary of Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi Saab, whom we fondly know as Khayyam Saab.

He was born on 18th February 1927 in a village Rahon in the District of Jalandhar- Punjab.

From Jalandhar he came to Delhi and from Delhi to Lahore to Mumbai again back to Lahore and finally to Mumbai to start his career in Hindi Films in 1948.
He started his musical career as a Singer first in, singing a duet in the movie ‘Romeo And Juliet-1947’ with Zohrabai Amablewali. And later got his first assignment to compose music for the movie ‘Heer Ranjha-1948’.
After that he keep scaling new heights and achieving new milestones by simultaneously creating many everlasting unforgettable melodious gems and timeless classics.

Since 1948 to 2007 in a career spanning six decades, he has composed music for 54 movies (released) for 327 songs.
As many as 17 movies where he composed music for 60 songs were not released for various reasons and even some of them were shelved and were not completed.

He has also given music to 194 non-filmy songs composed for various albums including patriotic songs and others.

He also composed music for 08 TV serials composing 45 songs.

(*source for the above statistics is from the book ‘Khayyam’ – The Man -His Music, researched, compiled and edited by Vishwas Nerurkar and Bishwanath Chatterjee)

He is the recipient of many awards and honors.

Following is the detailed filmography of Khayyam Saab’s music for Hindi films;

S.no Film Year Song composed by Khayyam in the movie Songs posted on the blog
1 Heer Ranjha 1948 6 2
2 Parda 1949 4 4
3 Biwi 1950 6 2
4 Putli 1950 1 1
5 Pyar Ki Baaten 1951 5 4
6 Footpath 1953 6 6
7 Gul Sanobar 1953 3 2
8 Dhobi Doctor 1954 7 1
9 Gul Bahar 1954 2 2
10 Tatar Ka Chor 1955 6 5
11 Lala Rukh 1958 7 7
12 Phir Subah Hogi 1958 8 8
13 Bambai Ki Billi 1960 7 1
14 Baarood 1960 7 7
15 Shola Aur Shabnam 1961 11 5
16 Shagoon 1964 8 8
17 Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain 1965 7 7
18 Aakhri Khat 1966 6 6
19 Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 6 1
20 Pyaase Dil 1974 4 4
21 Sankalp 1974 4 4
22 Mutthi Bhar Chawal 1975 4 1
23 Sandhya 1975 3 1
24 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 10 10
25 Shankar Hussain 1977 5 5
26 Trishul 1978 8 8
27 Chambal Ki Kasam 1979 9 5
28 Khaandaan 1979 6 2
29 Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani 1979 2 1
30 Noorie 1979 6 2
31 Thodisi Bewafai 1980 6 3
32 Ahista Ahista 1981 8 2
33 Dard 1981 7 2
34 Dil E Naadaan 1981 6 3
35 Nakhuda 1981 5 1
36 Umrao Jaan 1981 9 6
37 Baawri 1982 6 1
38 Baazaar 1982 5 5
39 Dil Aakhir Dil Hai 1982 5 2
40 Sawaal 1982 8 1
41 Mehndi 1983 6 1
42 Razia Sultan 1983 10 8
43 Lorie 1984 5 1
44 Bepanaah 1985 5 0
45 Anjuman 1986 5 1
46 Devar Bhabhi 1986 4 0
47 Tere Shahar Mein 1986 4 0
48 Ek Nayaa Rishta 1988 5 0
49 Parbat Ke Us Paar 1988 8 1
50 Jaan E Wafaa 1989 6 0
51 Mohabbaton Ka Safar 1995 11 0
52 Ek Hi Manzil 2000 6 0
53 Baazar E Husn(Benaras 1918 A Love Story) 2014 3 0
54 Yatra 2007 3 0
55 Begam Jaan 2017 1 1
(55 movies) 321 161
S.no unreleased Film Year Song composed by Khayyam in the movie Songs posted on the blog
1 Agala Mausam UR 5 0
2 Begam Sahibaan UR 2 0
3 Daaman UR 6 0
4 Ham Ek Hain UR 2 0
5 Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke UR 6 4
6 Kaafir UR 4 0
7 Kharidaar UR 2 0
8 Majnoon UR 2 0
9 Naghma E Sahra UR 2 0
10 Pyaasi Dharti UR 4 0
11 Raahat UR 2 0
12 Sooraj Pe Dastak UR 2 0
13 Zeenat UR 2 0
14 Zooni UR 10 0
15 Vag De Paani (Punjabi) UR 5 0
16 Unutilized Movies (02)(2+2 songs) UR 4 0
Total unreleased movies 60 4

• Note – there are many movies where other composers also give music to the same film with Khayyam Saab. For some of the songs posted on the blog we need to correct the details and tagging.
• This will be done and compiled in in days to come.
• Also there are many songs composed by him which were neither included in movie or for which the records were not released, I have excluded them while counting the total number of the songs for a movie.

Today on the occasion of Khayyam Saab’s ninety-second birth anniversary here is song from the movie ‘Dard-1981’.
‘Dard-1981’ (conflict of emotions) was directed by Ambrish Sangal for ‘Murghan Enterprises, Bombay’.
It was produced by Shyam Sundar Shivdasani.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Poonam Dhillon, Om Shivpuri, Krishan Dhawan, Pinchoo Kapoor, Shashi Kiran, Madhup Sharma, Kamaljeet, Harjeet, Poornima Jairam, Mazhar Khan, and Master Raju Shreshtha.
Actress Ranjeeta makes a ‘freindly appearance’ in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Aruna Sangal. Its screenplay and dialogues were written by V.K. Sharma. Narendra Goel was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie.

Kamlakar was the editor of this movie and he was assisted by Babubhai Shah.

Music of this film was composed by Khayyam Saab.

Lyrics for all the seven songs (including one multiple version song) in this movie were written by Naqsh Layallpuri and Music was composed by Khayyam Saab.

Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Bhupinder had given their voices to the songs in this movie.
Lata Mangeshkar had two solo songs, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Bhupinder have one solo song each and there were two duets sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar in this movie.
Today’s song is the multiple version song sung by Bhupinder Singh and Lata Mangeshkar.

This film was passed by censor board on 24.07.1981.

On our blog so far, we have 179 songs composed by Khayyam Saab already posted (165 songs from movies (released +unreleased), 14 non-movie songs, and one still a long way to go in bringing the remaining songs here.

Thanking Khayyam Saab for all the musical treasure-trove he has given to us and wishing him a ‘Very Happy Birthday’ today and a ‘healthy and peaceful’ life ahead, let us now enjoy the today’s song!!!

Video

Audio-Female version

Audio-Male version

Song-Ahl e dil yoon bhi nibha lete hain (Dard)(1981) Lata/ Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Dil ki mehfil mein ujaalon ke liye
Dil ki mehfil mein ujaalon ke liye
Yaad ki shammaa jalaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Jalte mausam mein bhi yeh deewaane ae
Jalte mausam mein bhi yeh deewaane ae ae
Kuchh haseen phool khilaa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Apni aankhon ko banaa kar ye zubaan
Apni aankhon ko banaa kar ye zubaan
Kitne afsaane suna lete hain ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Jinko jeena hai mohabbat ke liye ae
Jinko jeena hai mohabbat ke liye ae ae
Apni hasti ko mitaa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

SINGER – BHUPINDER SINGH

Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Zakhm jaise bhi mile zakhmonse
Zakhm jaise bhi mile zakhmonse
Dil ke daaman ko sajaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Apne kadmon pe mohabbat waale ae ae
Apne kadmon pe mohabbat waale ae ae
Aasmaanon ko jhukaa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

Ahl-e-dil yoon bhi nibhaa lete hain ae ae
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain
Dard seene mein chhupa lete hain

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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स्वर – लता मंगेशकर

अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

दिल कि महफ़िल में यादों के लिए
दिल कि महफ़िल में यादों के लिए
याद कि शम्मा जला लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

जलते मौसम में भी ये दीवाने ए
जलते मौसम में भी ये दीवाने ए ए
कुछ हसीं पल खिला लेतें है
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

अपनी आँखों को बना कर ये जुबां
अपनी आँखों को बना कर ये जुबां
कितने अफ़साने सुना लेतें हैं ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

जिनको जीना है मोहब्बत के लिए ए
जिनको जीना है मोहब्बत के लिए ए ए
अपनी हस्ती को मिटा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

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स्वर – भूपिंदर सिंह
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अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

ज़ख्म जैसे भी मिले ज़ख्मोंसे
ज़ख्म जैसे भी मिले ज़ख्मोंसे
दिल के दामन को सजा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

अपने क़दमों पे मोहब्बत वाले ए ए
अपने क़दमों पे मोहब्बत वाले ए ए
आसमानों को झुका लेते हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

अहले दिल यूँ भी निभा लेतें हैं ए ए
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं
दर्द सीने में छुपा लेतें हैं

Ahl -e-dil
अहल-ए-दिल
اہل_دل
People of generous/loving heart


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 :

3861 Post No. : 14877 Movie Count :

4068

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Back to writing after a break and am having a problem trying to get my thoughts in order. These last few days I have made a few posts mentally and here I am trying to write about one of my favourite actors who would have turned 99 today.

The year 1972 saw a new genre of films wherein two actors who were past their prime – 61 and 52 was definitely not the age where actors play college students or young characters- were playing the central characters in a movie where the lead actor or the supposed- hero played second fiddle to these two. I am talking of Victoria No 203 by Brij Sadanah. Brij himself made another movie a few years later “Chori Mera Kaam” with these two seniors playing central characters. I am talking of an all-time favourite Jodi of cinelovers – Ashok Kumar and Pran.

S. K. Kapur was another producer -director who made this Jodi the centre of his stories in the moves of 70s and early 80s – Apna Khoon, Shankar Dada, Durga, Maan Gaye Ustaad. But the best tribute to the lovable Jodi was Kapur’s movie “Raja Aur Rana” – it didn’t have a regular actor playing the hero. Puneet Issar made his debut in this movie and was supposed to be a hero but “Raja aur Rana” was essentially Ashok Kumar- Pran all over. They did every antic that they were famous for from the time “Victoria No 203” became a success.

Before I go any further let me clarify one thing- Ashok Kumar and Pran did not team up for the first time in “Victoria No 203”; they have been cast together in movies since the 50s or even before that. Back then they used to play serious characters, mostly the protagonist and the antagonist. “Victoria No 203” changed all that. We saw the comic timing of these two senior actors.

I need to clarify one more thing- both these actors have performed in song situations through their career but post “Victoria 203” that also changed. The ability of these two to switch from insane characters of Raja and Rana can be gauged from the fact that about the same time Ashok Kumar played the grandfather in “Anuraag” and Pran was the grandfather in “Parichay”; Pransaab (as he used to be addressed) also played a regular cigar munching villain in “Roop Tera Mastana” that year. Such great actors and trailblazers – there are no replacements for them only actors who are inspired by them and aspire to be like them.

Today I bring to the blog a song from S. K. Kapur produced and Shibu Mitra directed “Raja Aur Rana”. The cast included Ajit, Shakti Kapoor, Puneet Issar, Madhu Malhotra, Chand Usmani, Aaloka etc etc supporting Ashok Kumar and Pran (Pran was always billed in the credits of movies as “And Pran”).

I have not seen the movie but I fell in love with this super Jodi all over again when I accidentally saw this song a few months back. We have Pransaab cross-dressing in this song and Shakti Kapoor and his henchmen playing the peeping- toms on the “loving couple”. The song was written by Varma Malik and Bappi Lahiri was the music director. We have Kishore Kumar singing for Ashok Kumar and Mahesh Kumar singing for Pransaab – the female voice belongs to Mahesh Kumar about whom our in-house encyclopaedia had written a few lines in a post of his. The post contained a song sung by Mahesh Kumar in dual voice, it seems he could sing in 32 voices.

This is such a cute husband-wife exchange with which we remember the adorable Pransaab on his 99th Birth anniversary.

I would also like to wish a fellow Atulite on his birthday today with lots of fun and music in his life. All the best to Avinashji on his birthday.


Song-Aji sunte ho (Raja Aur Rana)(1983) Singers-Mahesh Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

haaye haaye
haaye haaye haaye
aji sunte ho
o aji sunte ho
haan sunta hoon
aji sunte ho
lekar tum akhbaar ka panna
race ke ghode ginte ho
o aji sunte ho
koi vaid bulaao
koi doctor laao
hakeem mangaao
aji sunte ho

mujhe nauwaan lagaa hai
ik dard jagaa hai
haaye yahaan se uthha
aur yahaan gayaa hai
shaadi na hoti
main aaj na roti
dulhan na banti
bacche na janti
zaalim ye mahina
mera dhadke hai seena
tu dekh le apna
ye kaarnaama
kyun mujhe phansaaya
kar kar ke drama
ki toone mujhse
kartoot hai koi
tu mard nahin hai
jinn bhoot hai koi
o aji sunte ho
o aji sunte ho
haan sunta hoon

oye
ab kyun roti hai meri dulhan
pyaari tumhen yaad nahi aati
ab kyun roti hai meri dulhan
pyaari tumhen yaad nahin aati
woh baatein saari
har roz tu kehti
mujhe sair kara de
mujhe ticket manga de
mujhe film dikha de
chal India gate mein
zara ghoom ke aayen
aur Tajmahal mein
hum khaana khaayen
tu surkhi laali
powder bhi lagaati
aur daal ke surma
tu teer chalaati
tu karke fashion
har roz aa jaati
aur kehti le chal
mujhe Juhu Chowpati
wahaan paani puri
tu khoob udaati
kabhi idli dosa
kabhi kulfi khaati
main ho gaya kadka
palle nahin paayi
tera sair sapaata
kha gaya kamaayi
o bhool gayi tu
jab maze udaati
ab dard uthha toh
phir kyun chillaati
main sunta hoon
jeb mein kitne paise reh gaye
baitha baitha ginta hoon
main sunta hoon

munnu ke paapa
tera karoon siyaapa
mujhe hichki aaye (hitchki)
mera ji machlaaye (hitchki)
mujhe saans na aaye (hitchki)
mera sar chakraaye
mera munh bedardi
kya halaat kar di
main baithhi baithhi
khaaun hichkaule
koi amma amma
ander se bole
tu roz yeh kehta
ke munda hoga
agar tujhpe gaya woh
koi gunda hoga
main aath maheene
mushqil se bitaaye
tu pyaqr se ek din
nahin poochhne aaye
o aji sunte ho
koi vaidh bulaao
koi doctor laao
hakeem mangao
o aji sunte ho

kyon taane deti
sapnon ki raani
tere dushman mar jaayen
teri jiye jawaani
pehla aur dooja
kab tumhen laga thha
na tujhko khabar thhi
na mujhko pata thha
phir teeje maheene
meri khench rajaai
toone aadhi raat ko
khushkhabri sunaai
aur chauthhe paanchve
jab tu ghabraai
aur chhathe maheene
tujhe ulti aayi
main bhaag ke aaya
tujhe paass bulaaya
tujhe maalish ki thi
tujhe tel lagaaya
chhodo ab gussa
aa tujhe sula doon
tu thhak chuki hai
tere paanv daba doon
hai hai hai hai hai hai hai hai

biwi ke har koi (some sound by Ashok Kumar)
hai paanv dabaata
tu tel lagaake
ehsaan jataata
kis baat ke liye
phir tu akadta
gharwaala hoke
mere sar pe chadhta
aurat ka farz hai
bacchon ko janna
koi toone anokha
nahin kaam ye karna

mere paass na aana
batti na bujhaana
mujhe seeti bajaa ke
nahin kabhi bulana
meri tauba tauba
kaanon ko pakdoon
hai meri galti
main naak bhi ragdoon

jhaado na bhaashan
ka milta ration
hai ye situation
karwaao operation
dono nasbandi
chal kar karwaayen
kyun apne desh ki
aabaadi badhaayen

is mehangaai mein
ek baccha kaafi
aage se tauba
aage se maafi
aage se tauba
aage se maafi
aage se tauba
aage se maafi


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Blog Day : 3854 Post No. : 14866

Three days ago (viz on 2 february 2019), I began the blog’s own “ten Year Challenge” where we began to post another song from a movie whose song (another one) was posted on the same day ten years ago. I began this seties with “Sharaabi”(1984), and on the next day (3 february 2019), it was the turn of “Do Dishaayen”(1982).

This “ten Year Challenge” was a non starrer of the next day viz 4 february 2019, because the movies whose songs were covered ten years ago on 4 february 2019 have already been YIPPEED in the blog. Smae is the case for today viz 5 february 2019. Tomorrow givven us some respite because one (just one) of the movies that were covered on 6 february 2009 is still un yippeed. So we can hope to resume this “ten Year Challenge” tomorrow.

In the process of this challenge, our YIPPEE project gets an inadvertent impetus as well. We not only feel glad to see that so many movies, that made their debuts in the blog ten years ago are already YIPPEED. Even the unYIPPEED movies get some renewed attention towards this project.

Take the case of “Sharaabi”(1984) for instance. When I covered the fourth song from this song as part of “ten Year Challenge”, I realised that two songs from the movie were yet to be covered. On futher checking, it turned out that the two songs were multiple version songs. In other words, they could be covered in one writeup.

Here are the details of the songs covered earlier:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Mujhe naulakha mangade re o sainya deewaane 670 2-Feb-2009
Manzilen apni jagah hain raaste apni jagah 6840 11-Oct-2012
Jahaan chaar yaar mil jaayen wahin raat ho gulzaar 6881 22-Oct-2012
Intaha ho gayi intzaar ki 14863 2-Feb-2019

“Sharaabi”(1984) was produced by Satyendra Pal and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Pran, Satyen Kappu, Deepak Parashar, Smita Patil, Bharat Bhushan, C S Dube, A K Hangal, Dinesh Hingoo, Viju Khote, Mukri, Suresh Oberoi, Sudhir, Mayur, Gurbachan, Asha Lata, Chandrashekhar, Jankidas, Pinchoo Kapoor, Ram Sethi, Rajan Haksar, Sunder etc in it.

This remaining song has a male version sung by Kishore Kumar and a female version sung by Asha Bhonsle. The male version , which also has the voice of chorus is picturised as a street song where Amitabh Bachchan disturbs the sleep of people at night, just to search for Jaya Prada who, he is vaguely aware of being a resident of that locality.

The female version of the song is picturised as a radio/ recording song where Jaya Prada playing a successful singer sings this song whose lyrics and tune are clearly plagiarised from our hero. Our hero and his faithful sidekick Om Prakash watch/ listen while their intellectual property right is thus nonchalantly being violated by the lady.

With this song, all the songs of “Sharaabi”(1984) are now featured in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Kishore Kumar version

Asha Bhonsle version

Song-De de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re (Sharaabi)(1984) Singer-Kishore Kumar/ Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Amitabh Bachchan
Chorus

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Lyrics
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Kishore Kumar version
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meena
meena
meena

hum bande hain pyaar ke ae
maangen sab ki khair
haan aan
apni sab se dosti ee
nahin kisi se bair

o de de pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
duniya waale kuchh bhi samjhen
ham hain prem deewaane
jahaan bhi jaayen tujhe pukaaren
gaa ke prem taraane
de-de pyaar de
pyaar de re hamen pyaar de
o de de pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
hi ee

arre aane ko to roz hain aate
sooraj chaand sitaare
haan aan phir bhi andheri hai ye duniya
tu hi raah dikhaa re
prem pyaar sukh chain ki barkha teri nazar se barse
ye dukh-dard ki aag bujhe
koi dil naa pyaasa tarse
de de pyaar de
pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
o de de pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de

yahaan dilon ke beech khadi jo
wo deewaar gira de
haan dil mein soyi soyi aisi ee
pyaar ki jyot jaga de
pyaar ho dil mein to lagti hai saari duniya pyaari
ham saari duniya ke hain
saari duniya hamaari
de de pyaar de
pyaar de-re
hamen pyaar de
o de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de de
hamen pyar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de hame pyaar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de
hamen pyaar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de hamen pyaar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de hamen pyaar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de hamen pyaar de
de-de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de-de hamen pyaar de

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Asha Bhonsle version
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ham bande hain pyaar ke ae
maangen sabki khair
o o
apni sabse dosti ee
nahin kisi se bair

de de pyaar de ae
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
duniya waale kuchh bhi samjhen
ham hain prem deewaane
jahaan bhi jaayen tujhe pukaaren gaa ke prem taraane
de de pyaar de
pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de

yahaan dilon ke beech khadi jo
wo deewaar gira de
haan aan
dil mein soyi soyi aisi ee
pyaar ki jyot jaga de ae
pyaar ho dil mein to lagte hain
saari duniya pyaari
ham saari duniya ke hain
saari duniya hamaari
de de pyaar de
pyaar de re hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de
de de pyaar de pyaar de pyaar de re
hamen pyaar de


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Blog Day : 3852 Post No. : 14864

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Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)- Song number 2
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We have started Blog ten year challenge one day ago. In this, we will post another song from a movie whose song was covered in the blog on the same day ten years ago.

When I look at the songs that were posted this day ten years ago (viz on 3 february 2009), I find that six songs were covered on that day, and they were from “Barsaat”(1949), “Nadiya Ke Paar”(1948), “Phaagun”(1958), “Umang”(1969), “Do Dishaayen”(1982) and “Laat Sahab”(1967).

Yesterday, I had three movies to chose from for the ten year challenge and chose “Sharaabi”(1984). Today, I find my choices severely limited. As many as five of these movies have already been YIPPEED by now. So that leaves only one movie that is eligible today.

This movie is “Do Dishaayen”(1982). “Do Dishaayen”(1982) was produced by Mrs R Renuka and directed by Dulal Guha for Sudarshan enterprises, Bombay. This “social” movie had Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Dr Shriram Laagoo, Nirupa Roy, Asit Sen, satyen Kappoo, Sudhir Pandey, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shammi, Dulaari, Manik Dutt, Madhu Malini, Baby Pinky, Asha Sharma, Nandita Thakur, Reeta Kamal etc in it.

The movie had three songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered. They were covered on consecutive days, viz 2 february 2009 and 3 february 2009. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Koyi kya kare chalte chalte 666 2-Feb-2009
Kisi ko phool mile kisi ko dhool 675 3-Feb-2009

Incidentally, this date that year (viz 3 february 2009) was the 200th day for the blog. Today, ten years down the line is (10 x 365)+200 + 2= 3852. So today the blog is into its 3852th day of existence. Simple arithmetic ! (The figure of 2 is for two additional days for leap year).

So, after a lull of ten years, here is the next song from “Do Dishaayen”(1982) which happens to be the third and final song from the movie.
This song is sung by Anwar and Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The link provided is an audio link. Video link is not available on YT as of now. Providing missing video links on YT is a thankless proposition, so I can just tell the readers that this song is picturised on Dharmendra and Hema Malini.

With this song, all the songs of “Do Dishaayen”(1982) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Main tere paas hoon tu mere paas hai(Do Dishaayen)(1982) Singers-Anwar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm

main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
aa bujha len usey
dil mein jo pyaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

uff ye mukammal tanhaayiyaan
mausam ki dilkash angdaayiyaan
uff ye mukammal tanhaayiyaan
mausam ki dilkash angdaayiyaan
ye dooriyon ki parchhaaiyaan
mil ke bhi dil mein jaise milne ki aas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

kya tere seene mein dil nahin
kya tere seene mein dil nahin
kya tu hi meri manzil nahin
ya kya main tere kaabil nahin
kya sabab hai
kya hai kaaran
tu kyun udaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

aa aa aa aa aa
jaane kahaan main kho gayi thhi
jaane kahaan main kho gayi thhi
main door tumse ho gayi thhi
tumne jagaaya so gayi thhi
ye kya pata thha mujhko
ye raat khaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

aa bujha len usey
dil mein jo pyaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai


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Blog Day : 3851 Post No. : 14863

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Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)- Song number 1
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We all have heard of 10 year challenge. In this people post their photos from 2009 as well as 2019 side by side to show how they have aged or how they have not aged.

This ten year challenge can have many variations. One is for Indian cricketers. It is interesting to see how Virat Kohli , Dhoni, and Jadeja looked ten years ago. They were all grown ups at least even if baby faced, but what about Prithvi Shaw. He is just nineteen years old in 2019, and he was just nine years old in 2009 !

There is even twenty year challenge, where one can find photos and videos of celebrities from 1999. I saw a picture of Mitali Raj from 1999 and also one of today.

I also saw a video on youtube where today’s famous cricketers like Tendulkar, Ganguly,, Dravid etc were shown when they were very young.

That video had an interview of Dravid as well. He looked so young those days, but just as unassuming as he is today. The interviewer asked him what he would like to be after his playing days. Dravid said that he would like to be a coach, adding that he had no idea whether he had the credentials for that. Today, twenty years later, as coach of Indian U-19 and A team, one can say that he has been a superb and well respected coach for the new generation of Indian cricketers.

This blog was started in 2008, so we are already a more than ten year old blog. So it is possible for us to have our own ten year blog challenge, where we can post songs from movies whose songs were posted in the blog ten years ago, on the same day.

So, I am starting this ten year blog challenge today on 2 February 2019. When I look back on 2 february 2009, I find that six songs were discussed that day. Songs from “Ek Phool Do Maali” (1969), “Do Dishaayen”(1982), “Barsaat”(1949), “Asli Naqli”(1962), “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani”(1970) and “Sharaabi”(1984) were covered on that day. Out of these six movies, “Asli Naqli”(1962), “Barsaat”(1949) and “Ek Phool Do Maali” (1969) havev already been YIPPEED. That leaves us three movies whose songs are still remaining to be covered.

I knew even without checking that “Sharaabi”(1984) was not YIPPEED and that it had some superb songs in it. So this movie was an ideal movie to kickstart the ten year blog challenge.

“Sharaabi”(1984), which came exactly twenty years after “Sharaabi”(1964) had songs that have become classics, just as the songs of “Sharaabi”(1964) were already classics by 1984.

“Sharaabi”(1984) was produced by Satyendra Pal and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Pran, Satyen Kappu, Deepak Parashar, Smita Patil, Bharat Bhushan, C S Dube, A K Hangal, Dinesh Hingoo, Viju Khote, Mukri, Suresh Oberoi, Sudhir, Mayur, Gurbachan, Asha Lata, Chandrashekhar, Jankidas, Pinchoo Kapoor, Ram Sethi, Rajan Haksar, Sunder etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. The first song was covered on this date ten years ago. Other two songs were covered in october 2012.

Here is the fourth song from “Sharaabi”(1984) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Bappi Lahiri is considered one of the major reasons for the demise of the golden era of HFM. But he showed that he also had the ability to produced classy compositions. He created lots of masterpieces with Kishore Kumar that are remembered to this day. In a way, “Sharaabi”(1984) was sort of like a continuation of “Namakhalaal” (1982) because both these movies had more or less same personnel. The music team of the two movies was entirely same.

Anjaan, who is considered a willing comrade in arms of Bappi Lahiri in degrading the quality of HFM, shows here that he could come up with great lyrics if opportunity presented itself. While noting down the lyrics of the song, I came to realise that the lyrics of this song should be considered the foundation of the song on which the magnificent edifice of this song was built by the music director and the singers. In fact, the lyrics of this song DID win the Filmfare best lyrics award.

The song is picturised superbly as can be expected in a movie directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie is a very long song, over eight minutes long. For the first four minutes, it is a missing the beloved song, and after that the song undergoes a change of mood and the beloved appears on the scene and the melancholic mood gives way the a mood of joy and festivity. serene playing of violin gives way to joyous playing of guitar.

The song is picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Jayaprada, with almost the entire starcaast in attendance. Going by the picturisation, this song appears to be the last scene of the movie as well, wuith the leading duo procceeding to walk into the proverbial sunset as the song ends and Om Prakash wipes off tears of joys from his eyes.

Our regulars are requested to contribute to this “Ten Year Blog Challenge.” That should make it a great series.


Song-Intaha ho gayi intezaar ki (Sharaabi)(1984) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

lalalaau
lalalaau
lalalalalalaa
lalalalalalaa
lalalalalalaa
hmm hmm hmm

intaha ho gayi intazaar ki
ha
aayi na kuchh khabar mere yaar ki
ye hamen hai yaqeen
bewafa vo nahin
phir vajah kya hui intazaar ki
intaha ho gayi intazaar ki
aayi na kuchh khabar mere yaar ki
ye hamen hai yaqeen
bewafa vo nahinphir
phir vajah kya hui intazaar ki

hmmm
baat jo hai usmein
baat vo yahaan kahin nahin kisi mein
haay
vo hai meri
bas hai meri
shor hai yahi gali gali mein
saath saath vo hai mere gham mein
mere dil ki har khushi mein
aah
zindagi me vo nahi to kuchh nahi hai meri zindagi mein
bujh na jaaye ye shama aitabaar ki
intaha ho gayi intazaar ki
haay
aayi na kuchh khabar mere yaar ki
ye hamen hai yaqeen
bewafa vo nahin
phir vajah kya hui intazaar ki

o o mere sajna
lo o main aa gayi

o o o mere sajna
lo o main aa gayi

o logo ne jo diye honge bade bade nazarane
layi hoon main tere liye dil mera
dil yahi maange dua
ham kabhi hon na juda
dil mera hai mera rahe dil tera
ye meri zindagi
hai teri
ye meri zindagi
hai teri
tu mera sapna
main tujhe pa gayi
o mere sajna
lo main aa gayi

gham ke andhere dhale
bujhte sitaare jale
dekha tujhe to dilon mein jaan aayi
honthon pe taraane jage
aramaan divaane jage
baahon mein aake tu aise sharmaayi
chha gai phir wahi bekhudi
chha gai phir wahi bekhudi
laa
laalalaa
laa
lalalalala

laalalala (hmm)
laa
lalalala
laa
lalalalala
laa
lalalalala
lalalalala
laa
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalaala
lalala
lalala
lalaala
lalala
lalala


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Blog Day : 3837 Post No. : 14846

It was in 1985 that after appearing my 12th exams, and as usual to take up some work in summer vacations, that I joined a Nagpur based Construction Company at Parli Vaijnath. Results for the exams were on favourable and I failed, so I continued working and after almost eleven months as the project was over, looking into my sincerity and dedication the site incharge recommended and arrange a job for me in Delhi based company working there for the expansion project. And going by the circumstances in a middle-class family, I dropped the idea of joining ‘regular education’ and instead thought that maybe I should opt for distance education – which however, become possible only after three and half years almost. . .

Well, when I joined this Delhi based company the first thing coming to my mind was travelling to Delhi and that way travelling India, because I had only visited Nagpur by that time, which was a big city for me other than the place where we were staying near Akola. I had not imagined then where I am heading to and how my life will be shaped or anything serious like that – I just kept going. I ended up working in this company for almost seventeen and half years.

After Parli Vaijnath the next destination for me was Koradi (Nagpur) for a short period, then to Kota (Rajasthan) for seven and half years, then to Phulpur (Allahabad) for two years, from there to Aonla (Bareilly) for almost six years. In between to Sonepat (Haryana) for a short period. Again Bareilly and from there to  Ghaziabad (UP), this was again for a short period of six months, then to Mundra (Kachchh-Gujarat) in between Kandla-Adipur (Kachchh-Gujarat). I spent almost eleven years in Kachchh before I left a job – reasons are part of another article 🙂 , but mainly to prove myself that I can do anything 🙂 .

Couple of months I was without job when I got an opportunity to join a company of my very first boss, who had by then become an owner of a company. This was my coming back to roots – return to Maharashtra after almost twenty-seven years. I spent almost two years in Nagpur to return to Gujarat – to shift my wife and as my daughters were already studying there so that I can proceed for my first overseas job in Kenya.

***

As I left my home state for work in 1988, I was always thinking of getting back there to be with my parents to have a settled life after marriage. However, as years passed by it didn’t happen even after my trying and appearing for several interviews. This longing for going back to Maharashtra was still there for many years when I was a bachelor and till many years after I got married. But as years passed, and I continued with my job, I slowly lost the interest of going back to my home state or the neighboring state. Then it was like if not Maharashtra at least Gujarat where industries were flourishing and job opportunities were more.

During this period, I always used to think about my childhood friends and other peoples who were well settled at the nearby places in home state and living a well settled life. I was envious of them, because from my batch I think I was the only one who had to leave the state and had to struggle, and move from place to place.

In our family also, before me, only my youngest uncle who had joined army was the first person to leave the state and travel across India. All other relatives either paternal or maternal were settled in Maharashtra only. After my army man uncle and me, it was after many years that one of my cousins got an opportunity in Germany and he is there since many years now.

So, I was always dreaming about the ‘fursat ke raat din’ and in turn the ‘smooth life – the ‘sahal rastaa’. . . Let us read some lines about this, that Javed Akhtar has written in his poem ‘Doraahaa’ (taken from his book ‘Tarkash’ (Quiver) and transliterated in English). I remember these lines with reverence – these were recited by my Guru and Motivational Speaker Shri Rooshikumar Pandya ji in one of his programs I attended, and that is how I became aware of it.

ye jeewan ik raah nahin
ik doraahaa hai
 
pehlaa rastaa bahut sahal hai
is mein koi mod nahin hai
ye rastaa, is duniya se bejod nahin hai
is raste par miltey hai
reeton ke aangan
is raste par miltey hai
rishton ke bandhan
is raste par chalnewaale
kehne ko sab sukh paate hai
lekin
tukde tukde ho kar
sab rishton mein bant jaate hai
apne palle kuchh nahin bachtaa
bachti hai
benaam si uljhan
saanson ka indhan
jis mein unki apni har pehchaan
aur un ke saare sapne
jal bujhte hai
is raste par chalnewaale
khud ko khokar jag paate hai
upar-upar to jeete hai
andar-andar mar jaate hai

***

But then I get to travel many places, working new job environments, facing new problems, visiting new places, adjusting to the new environments, different cultures, different cuisines 🙂 ; I start enjoying this way. . .

And the motivating things were – thinking about armed forces who are way not only from their homeland but away from their families too? How they survive? People who get transferred on regular intervals? How they cope with it? Even government servants. Or we also have employees getting transferred every now and then within a short period of time, how they deal with it? What are their sufferings?

And, working at or visiting construction sites and places around them and the ‘sub-travel’ that happened during this,  I was always reminded of the famous novel ‘Rangbhoomi’, by Munshi Premchand ji, and I used to think how years back he had written about the industrialization and its effects, and how it affects people’s behaviour staying away from their homes or had to leave their families in search of job and survival.

And I realized that my sufferings are not even a fraction of what these people were already going through in their lives.

***

After spending almost fifteen years (out of my home state Maharashtra where I left on 29.11.1988 to reach Kota then) in north India, I finally got a placement in a Delhi based company for their plant in Kachchh-Gujarat. I spent five and half years in one company and then shifted to another company in search of ‘growth’ – personal as well as professional.

When I made this change my HR head used to ask me that what change I got? Am I happy? And he was always telling me that ‘the sky is the same everywhere’. . .

Well, during those years I was reading and studying Sahir almost on daily basis and again somehow the circumstances at work were not giving me satisfaction. ‘Shaahi Ki Zanjeerein Todte Chalo’ – this song was daily going through my mind then, and as I shared it, it appeared on the blog on 02.12.2014 and within a week I ‘broke the shackles’ to put in my papers. I resigned without having another job in hand. I was ready to take new challenge but I didn’t expect of what it finally turned out to be for me.

I was without job for almost two and half months. Here we go back to the remaining part of the poem of Javed Akhtar Saab,

doosraa rastaa
bahot kathin hai
is raste mein
koi kisi ke saath nahin hai
koi sahaara dene waala haath nahin hai
is raste mein
dhoop hai
koi chhaaon nahin hai
jahaan tassalli bheekh mein de de
koi kisi ko

is raste mein
aisa koi gaaon nahin hai
ye un logon ka rastaa hai
jo khud apne tak jaate hai
apne aapko jo paate hai
tum is raste par hi chalna
 
mujhe pataa hai
ye rastaa aasaan nahin hai
lekin mujhko ye gham bhi hai
tumko ab tak
kyun apni pehchaan nahin hai

(Javed Saab had written this poem to his daughter Zoya)

***

Somehow, luckily, I got an opportunity and a job in Nagpur and somehow bitter-sweet I survived those two years again to change for a new job for which I would have to stay away from my family. Somehow these days are also passing now and the assignment will be finished soon. Or I will part the ways again, as yet once again I am feeling to move to other ‘horizons’. . .

I don’t know if what happened in my case had also happened with other people too. When I left the job in Gujarat and came back to Nagpur to work in a company which was owned by my very first boss when he himself was in service in another small construction company then. Then the company I joined in Kenya is where one of my earlier bosses already working as a director and with whom I had worked at two project sites in India years earlier, and I was coming back to him after almost eighteen years.

I get to relive the ‘nostalgia’ (in different settings now though) of those years again when I was junior to them and even junior in my professional life and when I came back to them at least I had achieved something in my professional life.

Still, working in different professional organisations, the question remains – Am I satisfied? Am I successful? Have I excelled myself since my previous work settings and professional journey?

Am I satisfied where I have reached from where I started?

And naturally ‘satisfaction’ and ‘success’ parameters are different for each individual.

So, it cannot be measured 🙂 . Some may be ‘satisfied but not successful’ and some ‘successful but not satisfied’ (I had once read it somewhere 🙂 ). But of course, the yardstick varies from person to person.

justju jiski thi usko to na paaya hamne
is bahaane se magar dekh li duniya hamne
(Shaharyar)

 ***

Almost nine months back, my family had to shift from Anand to Vadodara as my daughter had got a job there. This was the first time in all these twenty-four years after my marriage that the ‘shifting’ of household was going to be done without me!! I remember one night when I was going to bed in my camp and was just looking at my room made from ‘China structure’ the thought just came to my mind was – how many ‘roofs’ have I changed till now – (Kiraaye ke makaanon se lekar apne makaan tak aur phir se kiraaye ke makaanon tak. . .).

What I had achieved so far. . . And most importantly what I have contributed so far wherever I had been?

I quote Javed Akhtar again, ‘Krishanchander’ from the collection ‘Tarqash’.

apni zindagi mein tumne kya kiya?
kisi se sachche dil se pyaar kiya?
kisi dost ko nek salaah di?
kisi dushman ke bete ko mohabbat ki nazar se dekha?
jahaan andheraa tha wahaan roshni ki kiran le gaye?
jitni der tak jeeye, is jeene ka kya matlab tha?

Or take this from Sahir, when Naresh Kumar Shaad interviewed Sahir

‘When and where were you born?’

Sahir’s reply was ‘Young man, this is a routine question. Instead, when you ask me that question, add ‘why were you born?’ (taken from Akshay Manwani’s ‘Sahir Ludhianvi -The People’s Poet’

***

I remember one of my Bengali colleagues who was with me at Kota and had knowledge about palmistry telling me that wherever I will be I will be loved and remembered there. . . “lekin paisa rahega nahin tumhaare paas“. The same thing was told to me by my landlord at Bareilly who had a knowledge of astrology, ‘beta, jo bhi kamaaoge kharch ho jaayega’ 🙂 .

 But as I look back now, I feel happy about this journey till date;

ye ejaaz hai apni aawaargi ka
jahaan bhi gaye daastaan chhod aaye
(Habib Jaalib)

 And yet once again I am facing the same question again ‘I have to go from where I am’ but where? The addiction to travel to different places and meet different peoples, new problems, new observations – will that allow me to settle?

jidhar jaate hain sab, jaana udhar achchhaa nahin lagta
mujhe paamaal raaston ka safar achchhaa nahin lagta
(Javed Akhtar)

Or take this conversation as mentioned by Javed Akhtar while elaborating on his poem ‘Aawaargi’ the conversation between a master and his servant, from a story by Albert Camus;

I am going away from here

Where are you going? (Servant asks the Master)

I am going away from here that is where I am going

And I am sure there are many who must have enjoyed their respective ‘aawargis’, and there must be many who are enjoying now and there will be many who will choose their path when their ‘dil’ says and enjoy their ‘aawaargi’. . .  Here the ‘enjoyment’ is enjoying the ‘struggles’, the ‘sufferings’, the ‘hard work’, ‘the success’, the ‘failure’, the ‘regrets’, the ‘loneliness’, the ‘company’, ‘the good and bad decisions’, but keep going on and finding one’s own way in this journey of life. . .  I had been fortunate to meet few of them in my life and they have contributed a lot to the society too and left a mark of themselves around the peoples and places they were with. . .

हमारे हर शऊर -ए -ज़िन्दगी का राज़ ठहरेगी यही आवारगी
कल बाइस -ए -एज़ाज़ ठहरेगी 
– ओबैद आज़म आज़मी 

(शऊर -ए -ज़िन्दगी = जीवन की समझ
बाइस -ए -एज़ाज़ = सम्मान का कारण )

***

Javed Akhtar’s take on ‘aawaargi’ begins with these lines from the nazmaawaara’ by Majaaz Lucknowi.

shehar ki raat aur main naashaad-o-naakaaraa firoon
jagmagaati jaagti, sadakon pe aawaaraa firoon

I request readers to go through this link – ‘Aaawargi’ – and listen what Javed Akhtar had said about his poem ‘aawargi’ – the song we are enjoying today.

In Hindi movies, there are many songs and many famous ones too, having the word ‘aawaara’ used in them. However, I think that Aawaara Hoon’ from ‘Aawaara’ (1951) and one non-filmy song of Bhupen Hazarika ‘haan aawaara hoon’ are the closer to the theme of ‘aawaargi’ as mentioned by Javed Akhtar. Let us see the following stanzas each taken from these two songs;

aabaad nahin barbaad sahi
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
zakhmon se bharaa seenaa hai meraa
hansti hai magar ye mast nazar
duniyaa aaa
duniyaa mein tere teer kaa yaa taqdeer kaa maaraa hoon
yaa gardish mein hoon aasmaan kaa taaraa hoon
aawaaraa hoon, aawaaraa hoon

and

jahaan kahin dekhe zindagi ke rang
wahaan thehar gaya
aawaargi mein aawaargi ko
manzil bana liya
maine dekhi hai kahin
gagan choomti oonchhi ataari
aur khaaq chhaanti dekhi hai wahin
zindagi bechaari
kahin dekhi hai kabhi
chaukhaton par
jhoolti phulwaari
murjhaayi kahin
khil na saki
ik kali bechaareee
maine dekhn hain zameen pe kai
bujhte huye sooraj
jalta hai jo aakaash mein
wo raat ka taara hoon
haan aawaara hoon

Even the song “Aawaara Ae Mere Dil“is another nice song. I may be forgetting some other songs – the readers may please add to this list of ‘aawaargi’ theme.

***

Now let us consider the peoples involved in this creation – the song of today – and the phase they were passing through in each of their individual lives. Because this composition is overall so nice that I was in dilemma on whose anniversary or special occasion I should present it. But since the ‘first creation’ are the lyrics I thought it appropriate to be posted on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Javed Akhtar (17 January). Wishing him belatedly on his seventy fourth birth anniversary and wishing him a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

RD Burman the composer, I think, has given one his best and all-time great composition. And I would rate in the same category as “Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Maqaam“, “Raah Pe Rehte Hain, Yaadon Pe Basar Karte Hain“. Early eighties were the period when Pancham Da’s career was on the declining phase, though during this period to 1994 till ‘1942 A Love Story’ happened he had given many beautiful compositions to us.

Kishore Kumar was already ruling the roost then but somewhere he was eager to go back to his roots to Khandwa ‘chal re musaafir chal re ab apne garb ko chal re’And somewhere in this song we can find from his voice that he was eager to return back to Khandwa as early as possible which did not happen as he passed away in 1987.

 ***

 ‘Duniyaa’ (1984) was directed by Ramesh Talwar for Dharma Productions, Pvt Ltd. It was produced by Yash Johar. Hiroo Johar was the associate producer of this movie. Naresh Malhotra was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by the famous Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.09.1984.

It had Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, and Pran. It also featured Satyen Kappu, Mac Mohan, Javed Khan, Arvind Deshpande, Sulbha Deshpande, Akbar, Dhumal, Master Rinkoo, Baby Pooja, and supported by many others. Pradeep Kumar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Om Puri makes a guest appearance in this movie, while Saira Banu appeared in a very special appearance in this movie.

Story, Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Javed Akhtar who also wrote the lyrics of the six songs in this movie. Music for this movie was composed by RD Burman. And I think this album can be included in one of the best of Pancham Da, as this movie has all good songs. Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

No video clip of this song is available so far. I have also not watched this movie and so do not know in which context this song might have appeared in the movie.

[Acknowledgements – Javed Akhtar’s book ‘Tarqash’, Javed Akhtar on Tata Sky Active – ‘Aawaargi‘ episode.]

Song – Phirte Hain Kab Se Dar-b-Dar (Duniya) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar
ik doosre ke hamsafar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
naa-aashna har rehguzar
naa-meharbaan sabki nazar
jaayen to ab jaayen kidhar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ik din mili ik maahjabeen
tan bhi haseen
jaan bhi haseen
dil ne kahaa hamse wahin
khwaabon ki hai manzil yahin
khwaabon ki hai manzil yahin
phir yoon huaa
wo kho gayee
to mujhko zid si ho gayi
laayenge usko dhoondh kar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ye dil hi thha jo seh gayaa
wo baat aisi keh gayaa
kehne ko phir kya reh gayaa
ashqon ka dariyaa beh gayaa
ashqon ka dariyaa beh gayaa
jab keh ke wo dilbar gayaa
tere liye main mar gayaa
rotein hain usko raat bhar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar

ham bhi kabhi aabaad thhe
aise kahaan barbaad thhe
be-fiqr thhe aazaad thhe
masroor thhe
dilshaad thhe
masroor thhe
dilshaad thhe
wo chaal aisi chal gayaa
hum bujh gaye dil jal gayaa
nikley jalaa ke apnaa ghar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar
ab is nagar
ab us nagar
ik doosre ke hamsafar
main aur meri ee ee aawaargi
phirtein hain kabse dar-badar

ab is nagar

ab us nagar. . .

[Following stanza is not included in the song/movie.
It is part of the ghazal written by Javed Akhtar.]

aasaar hain sab khot ke
imkaan hain sab chot ke
ghar band hain sab got ke
ab khatm hain sab totke
kismet ka sab ye pher hain
andher hain
andher hain
aise huye hai be-asar
main aur meri aawaargi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर
इक दूसरे के हमसफ़र
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
ना-आशना हर रहगुज़र
ना-मेहरबान सबकी नज़र
जाएँ तो अब जाएँ किधर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

इक दिन मिली इक महजबीन
तन भी हसीं
जान भी हसीं
दिल ने कहा हमसे वहीँ
ख़्वाबों कि है मंजिल यहीं
ख़्वाबों कि है मंजिल यहीं
फिर यूं हुआ
वो खो गयी
तो मुझको ज़िद सी हो गयी
लायेंगे उसको ढूंढ कर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

ये दिल ही था जो सह गया
वो बात ऐसी कह गया
कहने को फिर क्या रह गया
अश्कों का दरिया बह गया
अश्कों का दरिया बह गया
जब कह के वो दिलबर गया
तेरे लिए मैं मर गया
रोतें हैं उसको रात भर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर

हम भी कभी आबाद थे
ऐसे कहाँ बर्बाद थे
बे-फिक्र थे आज़ाद थे
मसरूर थे
दिलशाद थे
मसरूर थे
दिलशाद थे
वो चाल ऐसी चल गया
हम बुझ गए दिल जल गया
निकले जला के अपना घर
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर
अब इस नगर
अब उस नगर
इक दूसरे के हमसफ़र
मैं और मेरी॰॰ई आवारगी
फिरतें हैं कबसे दर-बदर

अब इस नगर

अब उस नगर॰ ॰ ॰

[नीचे दिया गया अंतरा, जो इसी नज़्म का हिस्सा है,
फिल्म के लिए रेकॉर्ड नहीं किया गया।]

आसार हैं सब खोट के
इमकान हैं सब चोट के
घर बंद हैं सब गोट के
अब ख़त्म हैं सब टोटके
किस्मत का सब ये फेर हैं
अंधेर हैं
अंधेर हैं
ऐसे हुए हैं बे-असर
मैं और मेरी आवारगी

 


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Blog Day : 3822 Post No. : 14822

Hullo to all of Atuldom 🙂

At the outset I must wish all the followers of Atulsongaday a happy and music-filled 2019.

January 4th is one of the dates for which I just have to write a song, with or without a post. How can I miss remembering our very own R D Burman- not that we can escape his music on other days, right? Every second song that plays in our mind would invariably be a Pancham composition specially if we have grown up in the 70s or 80s. Even those who subscribe to the view that the music of the 70s or the later years was not a patch on the music of the golden era would grudgingly say they love “chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko”; “mere naina saawan bhadon”; “kya hua tera waada”; “jis gali mein tera ghar na ho balama”; “abhi toh haath mein jaam hai” or “zindagi hai khel koi pass koi fail”. So, there is no escape from Panchamda or R D Burman and you have a song by him for any genre, mood occasion etc.

Panchamda’s music has helped the careers of so many actors and actresses; launched a few star kids and most often it used to be songs written by Majrooh or Anand Bakshi. But today I found an RD song written by Nida Fazli. I have been hearing and humming it since I had heard it for the first time in the 80s and for some reason presumed that it was written by Anand Bakshi (so much for my so-called knowledge about movies and HFM).

One of the reasons for my presumption could be that the hero of the movie was Randhir Kapoor. But that is also a misplaced assumption, as the scene stealer in the movie is or was Sanjeev Kumar and in a double-role too.

So here is the song from the 1981 RK Film’s (another assumption bursts here, all these years I thought Randhir Kapoor was the producer, turns out to be Raj Kapoor) “Biwi ‘o’ Biwi” directed by Rahul Rawail. This movie had all songs except one by Nida Fazli i.e. 5 out of 6 was by Nida and the last one by Vitthalbhai Patel. RD used Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle for playback. Today’s song is by Kishore Kumar on Randhir Kapoor who is seen romancing Poonam Dhillon in front of all her friends which is headed by Prema Narayan.

I was trying to visualise how he would have looked today- at 80- if he had not left us all those years ago. He didn’t even wait to enjoy the success of “1942 a love story”. But I don’t want to push the readers’ mind into sadness as a song composed by RD or Panchamda- as people loved to call him – has always had the ability to bring the listener on to the dance floor.


Song-Sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai (Biwi O Biwi)(1981) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Nida Fazli,MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
ek hi toh ladki hai
ek hi toh ladka hai
jab bhi yeh mil gaye
pyaar ho gaya
sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
ek hi toh ladki hai
ek hi toh ladka hai
jab bhi yeh mil gaye
pyaar ho gaya

mohan ki raadha hai,
majnu ki hai laila
har yug mein lagta hai
dilwaalon ka mela
mohan ki raadha hai,
majnu ki hai laila
har yug mein lagta hai
dilwaalon ka mela
ek se do huye
pyaar ho gaya
arre sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
ek hi toh ladki hai
ek hi toh ladka hai
jab bhi yeh mil gaye
pyaar ho gaya

patthar ki masjid ho
ya chaandi ki moorat
duniya mein pyaar bina koi nahin teerath
patthar ki masjid ho
ya chaandi ki moorat
duniya mein pyaar bina koi nahin teerath
dil se dil jab mile pyaar ho gaya
sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
ek hi toh ladki hai
ek hi toh ladka hai
jab bhi ye mil gaye
pyaar ho gaya

saagar ki oar chale
nadiya ghoonghat khole
bhanwara bhi kaliyon ke aage-peechhe dole
saagar ki oar chale
nadiya ghoonghat khole
bhanwra bhi kaliyon ke aage-peechhe dole
faasle kam huye
pyaar ho gaya
sadiyon se duniya mein yahi to kissa hai
ek hi toh ladki hai
ek hi toh ladka hai
jab bhi yeh mil gaye
pyaar ho gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है

सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है
एक ही तो लड़की है
एक ही तो लड़का है
जब भी ये
मिल गए
प्यार हो गया
सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है
एक ही तो लड़की है
एक ही तो लड़का है
जब भी ये
मिल गए
प्यार हो गया

मोहन की राधा है
मजनू की है लैला
हर युग में लगता है
दिलवालों का मेला
मोहन की राधा है
मजनू की है लैला
हर युग में लगता है
दिलवालों का मेला
एक से
दो हुये
प्यार हो गया
अरे सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है
एक ही तो लड़की है
एक ही तो लड़का है
जब भी ये
मिल गए
प्यार हो गया

पत्थर की मस्जिद हो
या चाँदी की मूरत
दुनिया में प्यार बिना
कोई नहीं तीर्थ
पत्थर की मस्जिद हो
या चाँदी की मूरत
दुनिया में प्यार बिना
कोई नहीं तीर्थ
दिल से दिल
जब मिले
प्यार हो गया
सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है
एक ही तो लड़की है
एक ही तो लड़का है
जब भी ये
मिल गए
प्यार हो गया

सागर की ओर चले
नदिया घूँघट खोले
भँवरा भी कलियों के
आगे पीछे डोले
सागर की ओर चले
नदिया घूँघट खोले
भँवरा भी कलियों के
आगे पीछे डोले
फासले कम हुये
प्यार हो गया
सदियों से दुनिया में
ये ही तो किस्सा है
एक ही तो लड़की है
एक ही तो लड़का है
जब भी ये
मिल गए
प्यार हो गया


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Muzzafar Ali, the producer-director of some of the parallel films has been very proud of the Awadhi culture. His father was the raja of Kotwara which is located in Lakhimpur Kheri district, a part of Awadh region. Moreover, he had completed his schooling in Lucknow, the centre of Awadhi culture. His sensibility towards Awadhi culture can be judged from his films, Gaman’ (1978), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), Aagaman’ (1984), ‘Anjuman’ (1986) and the last one, “Jaanisaar’ (2015) with Awadh as background. “More than a ‘royal’, I am ‘loyal’ to my root – Awadh” says Muzzafar Ali.

In ‘Gaman’ (1978), the young Ghulam Hasan goes to Mumbai from Lucknow in search of employment opportunity and ultimately become a taxi driver living in a slum. His wife and the ailing mother live in Lucknow eagerly waiting for his return. But he has no saving after working as a taxi driver for months to visit his native place. True to his love for Awadh, Muzzafar Ali chose the location in Kotwara for shooting a part of the film covering the scenes of Ghulam Hasan’s wife and his ailing mother. The dialogues during the scenes in the film in the native village between Ghulam Hasan, his wife and mother were in Awadhi.

Muzzafar Ali was so much into Awadh that for ‘Gaman’ (1978), he had first approached Amitabh Bachchan who is also from the Awadh region, for the role of Ghulam Hasan (The reason could be that there were many dialogues in the film in Awadhi). Amitabh Bachchan had first agreed to do the role in principle. However, later he felt that his ‘angry young man’ image would be affected by doing the role in the film. So he declined the offer. The role went to Farooque Shaikh. (This was revealed by Mazzafar Ali in a documentary video film).

In ‘Umrao Jaan’ (1981), Muzaffar Ali takes us to the heartland of Awadhi culture – Lucknow-Faizabad belt in the film. The film depicts the nawabi Lucknow with its all grandeur – the language, the costumes, the sets etc. Probably, after his first experience of film production with ‘Gaman’ (1978), Muzzafar Ali became wiser. So he built into this film, some elements of commercial films like selecting Rekha for the role of Umrao Jaan. On a second thought, Asha Bhonsle was selected to sing songs for Rekha. He also selected the well-known theatre actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Shaukat Azmi, Deena Pathak, Gajanan Jagirdar to give the film a strong acting prowess in subsidiary roles. The mixing this ‘parallel’ film with commercial elements paid a rich dividend to Muzzafar Ali in that even after 37 years, this film has remained in the bloodstream of cinema fans.

‘Aagaman’ (1984) was Muzaffar Ali’s 3rd film, making it a part of the trilogy of films with the commonality of Awadhi culture. The film was produced by Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Seed and Development Corporation under the banner of Integrated Films and was directed by Muzzafar Ali. The star cast included Suresh Oberoi, Bharat Bhushan, Saeed Jaffrey, Anupam Kher (his debut film), Dilip Dhawan, Deepa (her debut film), Sudhir Pandey, Yunus Parvez, Raj Bisaria, Javed Khan, Anjaan Srivastav etc.

It was the idea of Muzzaffar Ali to Vishwanath Pratap Singh, the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to commission a feature film highlighting the plights of sugarcane growers in Lakhimpur Kheri, which is called the ‘sugar bowl of Uttar Pradesh’. Most of the shooting of the film had taken place in Kotwar and around.

It is surprising that ‘Aagaman’ (1984) is not available for watching online. It appears that the DVD of the film is also not available for sale. I remember that in one of the programmes on Doordarhsan, Muzzafar Ali had mentioned that the sound negatives of both ‘Aagaman’ (1984) and ‘Anjuman’ (1986) were lost/destroyed. That means that the only chance to see the film is from the private collectors. I find that video clips of most of the songs of ‘Aagaman’ (1984) are available online.

Anyway, the broad story line of the film as I understand from some online sources is that a sugar mill owner of a village has been exploiting the sugarcane growers by not paying them remunerative prices. As a result, sugarcane growers remained poor and debtors. A young man from the village after completion of his education from Lucknow takes up the issue of sugarcane growers with the sugar mill owner. But his efforts do not bear fruit as there are vested interests in the village. Ultimately, with great persuasion, he makes reasons to sugarcane growers to set up a cooperative sugar mill. Now they not only get the fair price for the sugarcane but being the members of the cooperative sugar mill, they also share the profits from the mill.

The film has 8 songs out of which as many as 7 songs were composed on the published nazms of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The remaining one song was written by Hasrat Jaipuri. All the songs were set to music by Padma Vibhushan Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan. It was his first film as a music director.

I am presenting the first song ‘nisaar mein teri galiyon ke ae watan ke jahaan’ from the film which is a nazm written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He wrote this nazm in the backdrop of the establishment of Pakistan’s first military government in 1958 when many repressive measures were taken. Dissents were not tolerated. There was censorship on the newspapers. Political leaders and intellectuals were arrested and imprisoned. The song is rendered by Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (born 03/03/1931) is the doyen of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana and is highly respected among the new generation of Hindustani classical singers. He has a large number of his disciples/trainees which include Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Kamal Barot, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan, A R Rahman, Alisha Chinoy, Sonu Nigam, Shaan etc. I propose to write a detailed article on him sometime later.

The song in the video clip is somewhat shorter than the record version of the song due to a few lines repeated in the latter version. Furthermore, the order in which antara parts of the song is recorded in record version is different than the order in the sound track.

With this song, ‘Aagaman’ (1983) makes its debut in the Blog. The singer-composer also makes his debut in the blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan (Aagaman)(1983) Singer-Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Lyrics-Faiz Ahmad Faiz, MD-Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Lyrics (based on video clip)

nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan
chali hai rasm ke koi na sar uthha ke chale ae
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan
jo koi chaahne waala tawaaf ko nikle
nazar churaa ke chale jism-o-jaan bachaa ke chale
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan

bahut hain zulm ke dast-e-bahaana joo ke liye
jo chand ahl-e-junoon tere naam leva hain
bane hain ahl-e-hawas muddai bhi munsif bhi
kise vakil karen kis se munsafi chaahen
magar guzaarne waalon ke din guzarte hain
tere firaaq mein hi subah-o-shaam karten hain
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan

yoon hi hamesha ulajhti rahi hai zulm se khalq
na unki rasm nayi hai na apni reet nayi
yoon hi hamesha khilaayen hain hamne aag mein phool
na unki haar nayi hai na apni jeet nayi
isi sabab se falak ka gila nahin karte
tere firaaq mein hum dil bura nahin karte
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan

gar aaj tujhse juda hain to kal baham honge
ye raat bhar ki judaai to koi baat nahin
gar aaj auj pe hain taala-e-raqib to kya
ye chaar din ki khudaai to koi baat nahin
jo tujhse ahd-e-wafa ustawaar rakhte hain
ilaaj-e-gardish-e-lail-o-nihaar rakhte hain
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan

bujha jo rauzan-e-zindaan to dil ye samjha hai
ke teri maang sitaaron se bhar gayi hogi
chamak uthhe hain salaasal to hamne jaana
ke ab sahar tere rukh par bhi kar gayi hogi
garaz-e-tasawwur-e-shaam-o-sahar mein jeete hain
giraft-e-saaya-e-deewaar-o-dar mein jeete hain
nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan

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Translation (Provided by Sadanand Kamath)
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nisaar main teri galiyon pe ae watan ke jahaan
chali hai rasam ke koi na sar utha ke chale
jo koi chaahne waala tawaaf ko nikle
nazar churaaake chale jism-o-jaan bachaake chale

O my country! I bow to your streets.
They have decreed a custom that none shall walk holding his head high.
If any one wishes to take a round of walk,
walk sneakily, walk with a bend body (to avoid detection).

bahut hai zulm ke dast-e-bahaana-joo ke liye
jo chand ahl–e-junoon tera naam leva hain
bane hain ahl-e-hawas mudaai bhi munsif bhi
kise vakil kare kis se munsafi chaahen
magar gujaarne waalon ke din gujarten hain
tere firaaq mein hi subah-o-shaam karten hain

There are many excuses to continue the oppression
for some crazy people in the guise of your name.
With power of lust, they are both the plaintiff and the judge,
Whom to appoint lawyer and from whom does get justice?
But one has to persist with these hard times for days.
In separation from you, they spend time from dawn to dusk.

yoon hi hamesha uljhati rahi hai zulm se khalq
na unki rasm nayi hai na apni reet nayi
yoon hi humesha khilaayen hain humne aag mein phool
na unki haar nayi hai na apni jeet nayi
isi sabab se falak ka gila nahi karte
tere firaaq mein hum dil bura nahi karte

As always, we reel under oppression.
Neither their rituals nor our traditions is new
As always we have made flowers to bloom in fire
Neither their defeat, nor our victory is new
We do not blame the sky
Nor we feel bad in our hearts for separation from you.

gar aaj tujhse juda hai to kal baham honge
ye raat bhar ki judaai to koi baat nahin
gar aaj auj pe hai taale-e-raqib to kya
ye chaar din ki khudaai to koi baat nahin
jo tujhse ahd-e-wafa ustuvaar rakhte hain
ilaaj-e-gardish-e-lail-o-nahaar rakhte hain

Though separated today, tomorrow we shall be re-united.
Separation is only for the night it does not matter.
If today our rivals are at the peak of powers, so what?
These four days of divinity do not matter.
Those who love you keep a firm belief in you.
We keep the remedy of revolution day and night.

bujha jo rauzan-e-zindaan to dil ye samjha hai
ke teri maang sitaaron se bhar gayi hogi
chamak uthi hai salasil to hamne jaana hai
ke ab sahar tere rukh par bhikar gayi hogi
garaz-e-tasawwur-e-shaam-o-sahar mein jeete hain
giraft-e-saya-o-deewaar-o-dar mein jeete hain

When lights in the prison dim, my heart has felt
that your forehead has been lighted with stars.
When my chains have sparkled, I have known
that the dawn must have straggled upon your face.
We live by imagining the dawn and dusk
We live in the shadows of the high prison walls


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

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The Hindi film industry has seen many legends in its 100+ years of existence. Giants in their chosen field, revered by not just their generation but by generations that followed. They have a very fond place in the hearts of film lovers, who are eternally thankful for their immense contribution to cinema. They all recognise the the world of cinema would be much the poorer without this contribution.

One such legend, and one who probably elevates the worth of the term “legend”, is, without doubt, yesteryear poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today (25 october 2018)happens to be his death anniversary – and, as we’ve done on previous occasions, we pay our humble tribute to him today.

Among various artistes that I’ve written about on this blog, Sahir has probably featured the most, alongside Rafisaab. I’ve written many times about him, on his birth and death anniversaries.

And yet, I’m never bored while discussing Sahir. Yes, readers of my posts might get bored 🙂 – but I’m not.

Whenever I write about him, I feel a rush of energy in my body. The content might be repetitive, but the huge regard I have for him overcomes everything else.

Sahir’s status as poet and lyricist extraordinaire is established beyond debate. He might not have been the most popular person around (and that’s the understatement of the millennium!) but even his most ardent critics would have to grudgingly acknowledge the sheer magic of his poetry.

Such is the richness of the treasure trove that he has left us that no post can do justice to it. In previous posts on him, I have often listed some of his songs – the sheer power of many of them transports you to a different world. Yes, there’s much more to a song than just its lyrics – but with Sahir, you could be assured that the lyrics never missed your attention.

Sahir’s lyrics were a direct reflection of his personality. He had strong views on various aspects of life and society, on relationships, on politics – and never hesitated to let the world know of them. It was as if he was waiting for an opportunity to use his poetry and lyrics to convey the message that Sahir, the person, wanted to get across to the world.

Thus, when you listened to “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai”, you felt it was Sahir exhorting you to demand your rights in life.

Or even, later in life, when he was disillusioned with the way things were going in his life, “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon”.

Sahir had a very strong sense of justice and injustice in society. Early in life, when called upon to choose between his mother and his far wealthier father, he chose his mother. Till her very end, he was totally devoted to her. Many of his songs reflect the loving relationship between a mother and child.

Throughout his life, Sahir spoke out against injustice and tyranny. He spoke for the underprivileged, the marginalized, the labour class. He tried to show society a mirror, however ugly it looked. He was trenchant in his criticism of the state of affairs – “Samaj ko badal daalo” was one of his lines.

Sahir’s lament about the pathetic state of living for the poor in India is well illustrated in the poignant songs of Pyaasa (1957). “Yahaan par to jeewan se hai maut sasti” he wrote, following it up with “ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai”. “Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain”, he said.

Continuing in this refrain, he went satirical, writing “Cheen-o-Arab hamara, Hindustan hamara, rehne ko ghar nahin hai, saara jahaan hamaara” for Phir Subah Hogi (1958).

Each line, one could feel, coming straight from the heart.

There were other aspects also that Sahir was concerned about and discussed in his lyrics. Hindu-Muslim unity for example. Always a sensitive topic, and even more so in the years following independence. But Sahir was never one to shy away from a topic – his lines “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega” are some of the greatest lines of Hindi cinema.

The other thing that bothered Sahir greatly was the treatment of women in Indian society. He was deeply disturbed by the lack of respect accorded to women, thanks to a patriarchal society that privileged men over women. Sahir minced no words while lamenting this – his “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko” is a classic in Hindi cinema, with its entire theme revolving around women and how they have been treated by men in India.

It is therefore only fitting that on his death anniversary, the song picked for the blog reflects his thoughts on this topic. The song is “Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki” from Lakshmi (1982). The film was released after Sahir’s death – in fact, the film starts with a tribute to Sahir.

This song was one of several songs proposed to me for this write-up by Avinashji. As usual, he has been kind enough to prepare the lyrics for this song.

Though this song is not all that well-known, certainly not as well known as “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko”, its words are trademark Sahir. Typical of him, in this song too, he laments the way women have been treated in Indian society. But this time he uses Seeta as his example, saying even she could not find happiness on this earth. He says women have forever suffered, and in today’s world, there isn’t even a Valmiki to give a Seeta refuge in time of need. She has to fend for herself all alone, and constantly seek to avoid the predatory eye of men around her.

Talking of the predatory eye, I cannot help talking about one of the hottest topics right now in India – at least in urban India and on social media. And that is the #MeToo movement. I’m sure Sahir would have had something to say about it, had he been around. So I’m taking the liberty of sharing my thoughts on the subject.

The #MeToo movement, in my opinion, is primarily about those who have been sexually abused and harassed, coming out with their story. While these are mostly women, it is not necessarily limited to women alone. There have been a few cases of men too coming out with their horrific stories. At the moment, it is largely focussed on workplace harassment, but there’s no reason it couldn’t go way beyond that.

It is a fact that, mainly thanks to our patriarchal society, there is a huge power imbalance between men and women in India. This actually exists around the world, but the patriarchy makes it much worse in India.

Power, as we all know, is a hugely corrupting and intoxicating drug. So it is not at all surprising that those in power, mostly men, would tend to exploit those they have power over, mostly women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody.

What makes it worse, as if to add insult to injury, Indian society is also unforgiving towards women in this respect. Instead of being supportive, it tends to blame the victim. Even the woman’s own family make her feel guilty for what is essentially a man’s wrongdoing. She is often gaslighted into thinking that it is somehow her fault, that she invited it. She is encouraged to just be quiet about it, since “the honour of the family” might be at stake.

If she is a working woman, she might even be encouraged to stop working. Many women have fallen out of the workforce in India for this reason alone.

Then again, thanks to the power imbalance, she is up against it if she even chooses to seek justice through the justice system. To even make a complaint to the police, to get an FIR registered is a huge challenge. When you’re complaining about a more powerful party, the system will bend towards that party. The police will either discourage you from giving your complaint, or will mock you, or will flatly refuse to write an FIR.

If you do get past the police hurdle, you still have the rest of the justice system to deal with. Courts which will insist on evidence – which in most cases of this sort is just not available.

Besides, the other party being much more powerful, he can ensure your life is made miserable.

So justice through the normal justice system (which is often referred to as “due process”) is almost always a pipedream.

To help matters, at least in the workplace, new legislation was brought in in 2013, replacing the earlier Vishakha guidelines which laid out steps to be taken at a workplace to deal with sexual harassment complaints. An employer is supposed to set up an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and so on.

I won’t go into all the details, but the reality is that many employers have not even set this up. And even where this is theoretically in place, women who have complained have failed to get justice. On the contrary, it has boomeranged on them – they’ve been marked as “trouble-makers” in the organisation. Remember, they are complaining about someone who is almost invariably in a higher power position in the company.

With this being the stark reality, whether we like it or not, is it surprising that many women have just kept their pain buried within themselves? They have tolerated harassment but not brought it out in the open. Maybe they didn’t want to jeopardize their careers – after all, it is the woman who tends to bear the brunt of any negative fallout in these matters.

But now we have #MeToo.

Some women at least have decided enough is enough. It is not their shame to bear, so why should they? So they have decided to come out with their story. It is cathartic for them – it must be so hard to keep this buried within you for years.

Some of them have disclosed their identity, some have not. Some have disclosed the identity of the predator, some have chosen not to specifically name him (although there are usually enough hints in their story). It’s upto each person to decide what level of comfort she has – no one can demand she behave in a particular way.

One complaint about #MeToo is that many of these stories are coming out after many years. Ten years, even twenty years. Why didn’t they come out earlier? How can we possibly believe something that might or might not have happened a decade ago?

I feel this is unreasonable. I’ve already explained how the odds are stacked against the woman – the situation was even worse a decade ago. Besides, when women have been constantly shamed, why would they invite further ridicule by complaining, especially when they have no hope of justice?

It is only now, that thanks to the #MeToo movement, they are coming out with their story – hoping to get closure if nothing else. If they get justice, great – if not, at least they’re hoping for closure.

Many have complained that outing men on social media is not the right way to go about this. That women should follow due process – that is, go through the justice sytem of police and courts, or through the workplace structures for this purpose.

And that has worked, right? After trying all that, and hitting their heads against a wall, women have finally chosen social media as their hope for getting their message across. And who can blame them? It’s not like they didn’t want due process – it is that “due process” failed them completely.

Another criticism of #MeToo is that it is often just accusation, without evidence. And no court can possibly accept that. There’s a chance that an innocent person is maligned out of malice or whatever other reason, and his reputation totally destroyed by a #MeToo accusation.

Yes, this is possible. In the spate of accusations, it is possible that some are fake too. Which is why every accusation needs to be attempted to be vetted to the extent possible. Having said that, it is also very unreasonable and unrealistic to expect evidence in cases of sexual harassment, because of its very nature. It tends to happen behind closed doors. So there will be many cases where such evidence is just not available.

Yet another criticism is that #MeToo is about the urban elite and about sometimes seemingly trivial harassment, while women in rural India suffer far worse.

I think this is unfair. Yes, rural women suffer harassment too – possibly much more. Does that mean urban women should be silent? What sort of logic is that? Rather, we should hope the movement spreads to rural India too. Most movements anyway start with those who have relatively more agency – and then spread.

All in all, I think #MeToo in India was long overdue. It started in the US almost exactly a year ago, and exposed many well-known Hollywood personalities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Around that time, an Indian in the US, Raya Sarkar, prepared a list of predators in academia – but she was unfortunately criticized and the movement did not pick up steam then in India.

Now it has.

No one knows how it will go from here. Will it evolve further? Or will it fizzle out?

I’m sincerely hoping it evolves further. I’d like to see it grow – go beyond urban India, go beyond the few sectors it has so far been largely restricted to (films, media, advertising). There must be many more cases in politics, in government and corporate India, where power is most prone to abuse. Maybe those stories are slow in coming because the women involved are less comfortable coming out with their stories.

And that’s only fair. Each person has to decide for herself – she has to weigh the consequences of her actions. We need to respect that.

One huge positive impact of #MeToo has been that men themselves seem to be re-assessing their behaviour. Not just in the past but also in the present. They seem to be becoming more sensitized and aware of boundaries and space. And about consent. At least I hope so.

Hopefully films too will become more sensitized to gender from now on. I think it is already happening. Films in the past have been hugely misogynistic, often presenting stalking as romantic! And considering how much of an influence films/TV have on society, they might have playe thei role too in moulding society into what it is today.

But then, they were a function of their times – I don’t want to dwell on the past. We can’t change that anyway.

What we can change is the present and the future. And hopefully from now on at least, we will see better-behaved men, whether triggered by #MeToo or not.

Of course, we need much more to happen. Until we dismantle patriarchy there is always going to be victim-blaming and shaming. We all know that men are the root cause of the problem, yet we will continue to blame the women and expect them to “behave themselves”.

So much more needs to happen. We can all do our bit – by calling out patriarchy when we see it, even if it happens without our close circles. By bringing up the next generation with a better understanding of gender equality so that boys don’t grow up with a sense of entitlement. This is what manifests itself in most undesirable behaviour when the boy becomes a man.

Clearly we haven’t done enough in the last 60 years, since Sahir wrote “aurat ne janam diya” in 1958. It’s a sad reflection of our society that it feels relevant even in 2018.

I’d like a future generation to listen to it and say “Oh, how horrible things were for women in those days! Thank God things are so much better today, and women don’t go through all that!”

I know I’m dreaming – but you know what they say. Ummeed pe duniya kaayam hai.

Let’s do our bit to make it happen?

Thanks for listening.


Song-Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki (Lakshmi)(1982) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Naa tera durbhaagya nayaa hai
Naa jag ka vyavhaar nayaa aa
Naa raahon ke shool naye ae
Naa patthar dil sansaar nayaa

Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Wo zulm yugon se zaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Avtaaron ki nasl badhaa kar bhi
Patitaaon mein sthaan mila
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Ro ro kar umar guzaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Do pyaar ke meethhe bolon ki
Martey dam tak pyaasi hi rahi
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Tu kaun si Janak dulaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Ab Valmiki saa koyi rishi
Is dharti par paayegi kahaan
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Aur mard ki aankh shikaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ना तेरा दुर्भाग्य नया है
ना जग का व्यवहार नया आ
ना राहों के शूल नए ए
ना पत्थर दिल संसार नया

सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
वो ज़ुल्म युगों से जारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
अवतारों की नस्ल बढ़ाकर भी
पतिताओं में स्थान मिला
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
रो रो कर उम्र गुजारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

कहने को तो देवी कहलाई
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
कहने को तो देवी कहलायी
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
दो प्यार के मीठे बोलों की
मरते दम तक प्यासी ही रही
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
तू कौनसी जनक दुलारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
अब वाल्मीकी सा कोई ऋषि
इस धरती पर पाएगी कहाँ
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
और मर्द की आँख शिकारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है


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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 TEN years. This blog has over 14800 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3800 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14889

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Movies with all their songs covered =1162
Total Number of movies covered =4071

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