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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.

Blog Day : 3672 Post No. : 14554

I just realized that, in the last few years, most of my posts here have been linked to a specific occasion. A birth anniversary, a death anniversary, a blog milestone or something similar.

In the past, I would write a post just for the heck of it – but my writing has gone down considerably. Not just in quality, but in quantity too. And I think there’s a correlation here – it’s a vicious circle. As with many skills, practice makes perfect. Forget perfection, but practice at least helps keep a skill alive.

The less I write, the less I find myself able to string words into sentences – and sentences into paragraphs. Words used to flow in the past, now they’re like Indian batsmen, barring Kohli, batting in English conditions. 🙂

So I thought I should write a post “ainven”. No anniversary or occasion – just writing for the heck of it.

The trigger for this post is actually a recent post by Peevisie’s Mom. On the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary, she posted the song “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). I hadn’t heard this song in a while – but I remember liking this song a lot at the time the film was released. It was a fairly popular song in its time.

That got me thinking.

I’ve generally been harsh on 1980s music. And I’ve never made a secret of it. 🙂 Taste is personal, and what I like, or don’t like, might be very different from another person’s taste So I hope I don’t offend anyone here with my thoughts.

But my own experience has been that by the early 80s, I began feeling a decline in quality. Not with every song of course, but increasingly I was coming across “new” songs that I didn’t like very much. I often give the examples of “angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal” but there were many more. I use these as examples only because they were massively popular, as evidenced by their topping Binaca Geet Mala in those years.

Then there was the onslaught of the Himmatwala (1983) storm. To be honest, much later in life I listened to the songs again – and didn’t mind them all that much. But at that time (in the 80s), already suffering from the “angrezi mein” attack, I didn’t need this. It was like facing Marshall and Holding from two ends – there was no escape.

So for years, I just shut off from listening to “new” songs. Movies like Ek Jaan Hain Hum, Love 86 and many more came and went – they had popular songs too, but I wasn’t interested.

That was also, again in my opinion, a lean period for Hindi cinema itself. Amitabh Bachchan seemed to be on a decline, and there was a sort of vacuum of credibility around. Yes, there were films being made – with Mithun Chakraborty, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, newcomer Govinda and others – but I stayed away from them all.

And I totally stayed away from the Jeeetendra-Sridevi-Jayaprada storm that followed the Himmatwala storm. I call this the “ice cream khaogi” period – some will recognise this as a line from a popular song of the time. 🙂

So all in all, I generally stayed away from films. During that period (1985-1990), I must have watched less than 10 films. I can remember Saagar, Meri Jung, Mera Jawaab – all in 1985. After that, I remember just Pushpak (1987) for the next few years.

That was also the time that Hindi cinema was going through a video piracy crisis. Not that it made a difference to me, because I didn’t watch “new” films even on video then. I just didn’t want to watch them. Some friends tried to persuade me – there were “big” movies being released like Jaanbaaz and Karma. I wasn’t interested.

I think Mera Jawaab (1985) sealed it for me. I’d gone to Hyderabad to visit my sister. We decided to go for a film in a nearby theater. We had no clue about the film except that it was a Jackie Shroff-Meenakshi Seshadri film – which was fine for us.

Now, in those days, violence was very much the norm in a film. Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover were the ruling villains. In this film, the heroine, Meenakshi Seshadri, gets brutally raped by three men and killed halfway through the film. The rest of the film is a revenge story of how Jackie avenges her rape/murder.

My sister got a headache watching the film, I too didn’t enjoy it at all, and was glad when it was over.

That film only further reinforced my feeling that the movies and music of that period weren’t my cup of tea. Maybe it was my fault – maybe I was just out of tune with the times. Maybe audience tastes had changed, and I was stuck in an earlier era.

It wasn’t just the movies, it was the music too.

The golden period of music is generally considered to be upto the end of the 60s. Though I’m a 70s person, I will be the first to admit that the 70s were already a few notches lower than the 60s. And the 80s probably just continued the decline further.

Again, we should not get carried away by extremes. Some will point to a dozen superb songs of the 70s (probably Gulzar-RD Burman) to make a point that 70s too had great music. That’s not my point. One has to look at TOTAL output to see what proportion of songs you would consider as “great”. Again, I agree this is subjective – so I will go with popular opinion.

Popular opinion would suggest that the 1950s had a high proportion of songs that could be considered “great” or classic. There were films like Baiju Bawra, Awara, CID, Chori Chori, Madhumati, Naya Daur, Anari and many more that had multiple songs that fit this bill.
The 1960s too continued this trend. Films changed with the advent of colour, they became more “entertainment” and music began reflecting this too. But even so, its quality remained very high. Many of the composers were still the same, even if they adapted their style to new demands.

By the 1970s, many of the old composers had disappeared from the scene. And audience tastes changed yet again – it became even more loud, in my opinion. One could see this in the dress sense too – bright, loud colours, floral prints. I remember having pink, striped, bellbottoms at the time. 🙂

It is my personal opinion (I must emphasise this!) that music too became more loud than melodious. The reason we keep referring to the Gulzar-RD Burman songs is that they were largely the EXCEPTION for that period. They gave us relief from the loud music. The same reason why the Yesudas-Hemlata songs became so popular in that time. They were melodious, compared to a lot that was on offer.

Just to clarify, I am not saying 70s songs were not catchy. They were extremely catchy. But there’s a difference between being catchy, and being soft and melodious.

By the late 70s, the disco fever had fully caught on in India. It had started earlier in the decade already in the West – it was only a matter of time for it to catch on in India too.

For a good part of the 80s, disco music was popular. Bappi Lahiri, known as King of Disco Music, thrived.

I was fond of disco songs too – I fondly remember listening to “Disco Station Disco” from Hathkadi (1982) many times. 🙂

As the decade progressed, and I progressively lost interest in “new” movies and songs, I lost track of what was going on.

I’d get to listen to the odd song – maybe playing on radio, or during a festival. In those days, during festivals, the latest, most popular songs, would play loudly in the entire neighbourhood.

And this is how I listened to “janam janam mere sanam” from Faasle (1985). In those days I was in Mumbai (then Bombay) and this song used to play on radio quite often.

When I heard it now, after SO many years, it brought back memories of those years – the 80s.

Since then, though I avoided “new” movies then, I’ve seen many 80s films. In my “blanket ban”, I had missed out on films like Arth, Ardh Satya, Masoom, Ijaazat, Mr India, Agar Tum Na Hote – all of which I saw later. And Karma too. I’ve even seen Himmatwala, Tohfa, Mawaali and some others of the “ice cream khaogi” genre. And a few Amitabh Bachchan films too of that period – Aakhree Raasta and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, and some more.

I liked some, I didn’t like some – but then, three decades later, it is easier to look back and have a different perspective on the time. And yes, one does mellow a bit too with age. 🙂

I realize that even if the overall standard had declined, there were a fair number of pleasant songs in the 80s too. I’ve written here earlier about “O yaara tu pyaaron se” from Kaash (1987). This was a film I saw much later – and I really liked this song.

In recent years, I’ve been coming across 1980s songs that I’d never heard before – beautiful songs like the Gulzar-RD song “roz roz aankhon tale” from Jeeva (1986) which someone introduced to me a few years ago. I am sure there are many more too.

Which brings me to my song for today.

When Peevisie’s Mom posted a song from Faasle (1985), I first confused it with Jawaani (1984).

Faasle has two young newcomers, Rohan Kapoor and Farha. Jawaani also had two young newcomers on the scene – Karan Shah and Neelam. That was the period of love stories with young pairs – probably following the huge success of Betaab (1983) and Hero (1983).

Jawaani is a film I happened to watch a few years ago. I don’t know how I ended up watching this film – I’d never even heard of it before. Nor had I heard of Karan Shah, the hero. But as I watched it, I found that I quite liked it. I don’t remember the story now – I think it was typical (rich girl, poor boy, girl’s father doesn’t approve of girl’s choice). But inspite of this, it held my attention. Or rather, I should say, since I watch such movies with zero expectations, it far exceeded my expectations. 🙂

But the highlight for me was the songs.

Usually in a film, I get pleasantly surprised if I come across a song that I immediately recognise as “arrey, ye gaana IS film mein hai?”. Now imagine that happening to 6 songs in a film! I realized, as I watched Jawaani, that I knew the following songs in the film but had no clue they were from this, or from the same, film.

Bheega bheega pyaara pyaara
Halla gulla mazaa hai jawaani
Gali gali dhoondha tujhe
Maana abhi ho kamsin
Saajna main sada tere saath hoon
Tu rootha to main ro doongi sanam

Much later, I got to know that this track was composed by RD Burman. At that time, he was not having too much success – but this film was among his successes.

When I got reminded of this film, I checked to see which songs had got posted here. To my surprise, not a single song has been posted yet. So, with this song, this film makes its debut on this blog.

I quite like Lata’s rendition here. Her voice is not just excellent, she also gives the necessary emphasis at different points to make the song more interesting and musical. You’d expect nothing less from her after all her years of experience. 🙂

This also happens to be the only film I have seen of Neelam. She was popular in her own way – but this was exactly the period that I stayed away from films. 🙂 I quite liked her in this film.

Hope you like the song. You’ve probably heard it before if you listened to radio in the mid-80s. It was quite popular.

P.S: While writing this post, I didn’t realize that the 7th of August is the death anniversary of Gulshan Bawra. A lyricist I will always associate with the songs of Upkaar and Zanjeer because that was when I first heard of him in my childhood. He has also acted in a few films. I remember the song “deewaane hain deewaanon ko” of Zanjeer picturised on him.

Today’s song, coincidentally, happens to be written by him and I would like it to be considered a tribute to him.

So this post which started as being an “ainven” post ends up being another anniversary post.


Song-Saajna main sada tere saath hoon (Jawaani)(1984) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

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

saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na ho jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aaja chalein wahaan
pehre na hon jahaan
na ho dushman koi
aise jahaan mein hi
jaa ke basaayenge
chhota sa ik aashiyaaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
meri nigaahon mein
tu hi rahe sadaa
maine bas ye chaaha
teri lagan mujhe
meri lagan tujhe
ye lagan yoon rahe jawaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

ru ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru

tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
tere bina meri
mere bina teri
zindagi hai adhoori
baahen hon baahon mein
pyaar ki raahon mein
chalta chale ye kaarwaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna
main sadaa tere saath hoon
ye jahaan ho ya wo jahaan
saajna

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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.

Blog Day : 3669 Post No. : 14546

Less than a week ago, we remembered our beloved Rafisaab on his death anniversary.
Today happens to the birth anniversary of another of our beloved legends, Kishore Kumar (popularly referred to as Kishoreda). So we very fondly remember him today and pay tribute to him.

Both Rafisaab and Kishoreda died when just in their 50s – both of them could have easily gone for many more years. But life and death matters are not in our hands – we can only thank them for what they have given us, the legacy they have left behind for generations to relish.

As with Rafisaab, I have written a lot about Kishoreda already on this blog. I am extremely fond of him – as I have said many times, it is never a competition for me between artistes. This isn’t an Olympics event where if one has to get gold, the other can at best aspire for silver.

I remember a poll in the late 70s, where people had to vote on who was the better singer, Kishoreda or Rafisaab. I don’t remember who came up with the poll but those were times when Kishoreda was the reigning star. He himself felt so embarrassed by this poll that he conveyed his unhappiness at it and it ended.

Professional rivalry apart, Kishoreda and Rafisaab had great respect for each other and were actually very good friends. Amit Kumar, Kishoreda’s son, has narrated stories about their friendship. So all this petty thinking is in the minds of people and not those who are the topic of discussion.

Personally, I have always stayed away from discussions trying to pull down one artiste to make the other look better. Thankfully, the world of music is like an ocean – it has room for everyone to contribute to, and partake of, its treasures.

Amongst the artistes, sure, there might be competition to be better than the other – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It only makes one strive to be better.

I remember Laxmikant-Pyarelal saying that if RD Burman came out with a hit album, L-P wanted to do better with their next. And RD had the same competitive spirit. But it was never malicious, or to run down the other.

As music lovers, we benefit from this – we get the best of all worlds.

Now let me talk a little bit more about Kishoreda since this post is a tribute to him.

Where do I start?

With his singing of course.

I am fond of Kishore Kumar the actor too. I’ve seen many of his comedy films of the 50s and 60s.

I am also much-impressed by Kishore Kumar, the producer/director. Contrary to his image of being more of a prankster and comedian, his films Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein (1964) and Door Ka Raahi (1971) are thought-provoking, sensitive, films with depth. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to see a different side of Kishore Kumar.

I am also impressed by Kishore Kumar the composer. He composed almost entirely only for his own films – and did a wonderful job at it.

Considering he was also the writer for his own films, it gives us an idea of what a brilliant all-rounder he was. It is hard enough to do one job, but to do so many so effortlessly requires genius.

And Kishoreda definitely qualifies for this. Much like Sir Gary Sobers, former West Indian cricketer, who, as an all-rounder, could do practically anything on a cricket field.

And yet, despite all this, what Kishoreda will be best-remembered for, and what he absolutely excelled in, was as a singer.

Which is why I would like to discuss more about his singing now.

I’ve said this many times before – I grew up with Kishoreda all around me. Those were the early 70s – and Kishoreda was everywhere. You had to live in that time to realize how much he dominated that period. Or, if you want evidence, just check Binaca Geet Mala lists and you will know.

I don’t need any such evidence – I know that every single day Kishoreda dominated song programmes on radio that were based on the latest Hindi film songs. The female voice might have been largely split between Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle, but the male voice was Kishore, Kishore and Kishore.

It was often for Rajesh Khanna, but even when it wasn’t, it was Kishore. It could be Kishore for Shashi Kapoor (Sharmilee) or for Dharmendra (Blackmail) or for Jeetendra (Parichay) or Dev Anand (Gambler) but it was Kishore all the way.

Occasionally there’d be a male voice of a “new” song that was not Kishore. That song often stood out as an exception. It could be Rafisaab or Mukesh or Manna Dey. But it was always the exception, not the norm.

So THIS was the environment in which I grew up. My school classmates used to sing a lot of songs – they were invariably Kishore songs. In particular, I remember songs like “o mere dil ke chain” (which was my favourite at one time), “chalte chalte”, “o maajhi re” and “zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain”.

But of course there were many more.

My own favourite would keep changing. I had this concept of a favourite song which I’d sing non-stop (driving others crazy) till another favourite took over.

I remember it was at one time “ye shaam mastaani”, then “sama hai suhaana suhaana”, then “jaane ja dhoondhta phir raha” took over, to be displaced by “o mere dil ke chain” (this was favourite for a very long time) and then “tere bina zindagi se koi” took over. There might have been others too, I can’t remember now. In between, there were umpteen songs that I’d sing while taking a break from my favourite. 🙂 Obviously, all to myself only – which is why I am still alive. 🙂

This post is already getting a bit long but I’ll mention one anecdote from school days. I was in 8th Standard. In those days, we’d often ask our teachers for a “free period” – sometimes a teacher would be nice enough to oblige. Boys would then go up to the front of the class and sing songs.

Once our English teacher gave us a “free period”. The best singer in the class, by name Prasad, went up to sing. Suddenly he announced “I’ll sing this song because it is Raja’s favourite”. Now I was quite a favourite of my teacher, maybe because I was reasonably good in English. She immediately looked at me – I am pretty sure she expected an “English” song. Maybe Carpenters or Rolling Stones, or Beatles, or some such group. She probably had that idea about me.

Prasad started singing “o mere dil ke chain”.

I could see the look on my teacher’s face. It was like she had been hit by a brick. A Hindi song? That too a film song? That too, a romantic song? Bhajan hota to phir bhi chal jaata. I turned red, and immediately averted my eyes, looking down throughout, hoping the earth would just open up and swallow me. I was sitting in the front row, right in front of her, so there was no place to hide. Prasad must have sung very well – he always did – but I couldn’t listen to one word. I was too busy lost in my own “misery” to pay attention to anything else.

Somehow I managed to survive – though I think my teacher never quite saw me the same way again. 🙂 Prasad has a lot to answer for. 🙂

Today, this anecdote suddenly came to mind as I was writing this post. Wonderful memories – of Kishore Kumar songs, enjoyed with my classmates in school.

The point is to emphasise how much of an influence Kishore Kumar had on me at that time. Rafisaab came into my life much later.

By the time the 1980s came along I could not keep track of the latest songs. Partly because I got busy, partly because I didn’t like where music was headed. (“Angrezi mein kehte hain” and “shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal”, you know I’m looking at you :-)).
Anyway, it wasn’t Kishore’s fault. His voice was always a delight to listen to.

Now onto the song for today.

This is a song I’d never heard before till Avinashji brought it to my attention a few weeks ago. I’d never even heard of the film.

The original idea was to possibly post it as Kishoreda’s 1100th song on this blog, but since another song took that place, we are posting this as his birthday song. The lyrics are, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song is “geeton mein mere” from Geet Ganga (1982). The film itself makes its debut on this blog today.

It is a pleasant song which grows on me the more I listen to it. I have already listened to it quite a few times.

The lyrics, referring to songs flowing like the Ganga, have a nice feel to them. Anjaan, the lyricist, being a native of Varanasi, had his own style of lyrics, often bringing a Bhojpuri feel to them. And this song referring to the Ganga is in the tradition of other songs written by him which also refer to it – “Ganga kinaare waala”, “maano to main Ganga maa hoon”, “Ganga mein dooba” for example.

The song is picturised on Arun Govil, and as he “sings”, the words resonate with me.

jhoom ke aise ae
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhu le ae
geet wo gaaun
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Lovely lines – and it is wonderful to listen to Kishore Kumar singing them. Indeed “jo dil chhu le, geet wo gaaun” suits him – he sang many songs that touched our heart.

I hope you like the song too.

On this note, I will end this post as it has already become somewhat long.

All I will say is, Kishore Kumar will always remain in our hearts as a very special person – one of a kind.

Thank you for everything, Kishoreda.

Patt I

Part II

Song-Geeton mein mere Ganga ki dhaara(Geet Ganga)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, Md-Sapan Jagmohan
Kishore Kumar + Chorus

Lyrics
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Part I
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Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

bol bol mein ae ae ae
bol bol mein
Gangaa boley
Chhand chhand mein dhun
Kal kal ki
Prem bhare geeton mein mere
Paawantaa hai Gangaa jal ki
Dukh ki lehar mein aen
Ho o o o o o o o
Dukh ki lehar mein
Sukh ka kinaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

jhoom ke aise ae
ho o o o
jhoom ke aise
geet sunaaun
nafrat mein bhi preet jagaaun
dushman ko bhi meet banaaun
jo dil chhoo le
geet wo gaaun
geeton mein maine ae ae
ho o o o
geeton mein maine
swarg utaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o o o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

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Part II
——————————————-
Geeton mein mere ae
ho o o o o o o
Geeton mein mere
Gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara aa

geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa aa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

Jab Gangaa ka naam pukaaraa
doob ke tar gayaa ye jag saaraa
saans saans Shankar ki pooja
har swar mein hari om ka naaraa
mujh ko to mere ae
ho o o o o o o o
mujh ko to mere
geeton ne taaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

har pal Gangaa aa
ho o o ho o o o
har pal Gangaa ke gun gaaun
nagar dagar mein
alakh jagaaun
paap hare lehren Gangaa ki
main dil ke dukh dard bhulaaun
Gangaa tat ka aa
Ho o o o o o o o
Gangaa tat ka
Main banjaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
geeton mein mere
gangaa ki dhaaraa
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara
saat suron mein bahe re jag saara

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ

गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

बोल बोल में ए ए ए
बोल बोल में ए
गंगा बोले ए
छंद छंद में धून कल कल कि
प्रेम भरे गीतों में मेरे
पावनता है गंगा जल कि
दुःख कि लहर में
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
दुःख कि लहर में
सुख का किनारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

झूम के ऐसे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
झूम के ऐसे ए
गीत सुनाऊं
नफरत में भी प्रीत जगाऊं
दुश्मन को भी मीत बनाऊं
जो दिल छू ले ए
गीत वो गाऊं
गीतों में मैंने ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मैंने ए
स्वर्ग उतारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे

गीतों में मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा आ
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

जब गंगा का नाम पुकारा
डूब के टार गया ये जग सारा
सांस सांस शंकर कि पूजा
हर स्वर में हरी ॐ का नारा आ
मुझको को तो मेरे ए
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मुझ को तो मेरे
गीतों ने तारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा

हर पल गंगा आ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हर पल गंगा के गुण गाऊं
नगर नगर में
अलख जगाऊं
पाप हरे लहरें गंगा कि
मैं दिल के दुःख दर्द भूलाऊं
गंगा तट का
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
गंगा तट का
मैं बंजारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
गीतों में मेरे
गंगा कि धारा आ
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा
सात सुरों में बहे रे जग सारा


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

Blog Day : 3669 Post No. : 14545

Hullo Atuldom

4th august 2018 marks the 89th birth anniversary of our beloved Kishore Kumar. 89- oh my god! How I wish Kishoreda had been around. The programme content of all TV or Radio channels would have gone overboard playing wonderful Kishore Kumar songs. And not only ones till 1988/89 (when the songs of “Mamta Ki Chaon Mein” were released) but we -his fans- would have had a lot more songs in Kishoreda’s voice.

But of course, with the available songs itself I am in a dilemma. We have around 2709 Hindi songs – both released and unreleased and short songs to choose from of which the blog has 1101 songs leaving us with very many songs.

The redoubtable Wikipedia has a few tables and going through them I am astonished. One table gives the number of songs that Kishoreda has sung with other singers and it is no surprise (to me) that Asha Bhonsle tops the list with 673 songs (I don’t think the number is of duets only, it could include multi-singer songs also) and among male co-singers Mohammad Rafi has sung 72 songs with Kishore da. I would love to know how many Kishore Kumar – Mohammad Rafi songs we have on the blog and how many of these are duets. Also, on going through the tables that I mentioned, I found that he has sung 73 songs composed by himself and worked with 110 music directors including himself. All these figures need not be accurate but give us a fair idea of what is left for us to look through to celebrate the birth anniversary.

But coming back to my dilemma- I have put a few pre-conditions regarding the song I choose to go with this post. First condition was it should not feature Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna or Amitabh Bachchan, I don’t know how many potential songs got left out due to this condition. Next, I felt it should be song that takes the movie one more step towards yyiippeeeeing- a not-so-difficult condition to meet. Then my final condition was to try and find a song which was on a character artist or supporting actor or some actor who is least expected to Lip Sync to Kishore Kumar.

And I found just the song I was looking for !

We all know that Kishore Kumar has sung songs for all moods and emotions. His voice when he sings romantic or sentimental songs is outstanding. I am not going to give a sample-list of his romantic/ sentimental songs, I am just going to the song which I have in my mind.

This is from the 1985 Yash Chopra produced and directed “Faasle”. It had about 10 songs 2 of which have been posted. It had Rohan Kapoor- Mahendra Kapoor’s son- making his debut along with Farha- Shabana Azmi’s niece. It also starred Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Raj Kiran. I have seen the movie at the time of its theatrical run and remember that most of the songs were romantic and shot among mountains, lakes or gardens with smoky or cloudy background the kind of weather that hill-stations are famous for. Sunil Dutt played father to his motherless daughter Farha; having lost his wife when the daughter was born. He doesn’t remarry but is in love with Rekha. Problems erupt when the daughter grows up and Rohan Kapoor walks into her life. Shahryar was the lyricist for the movie and Shiv-Hari the music directors. The movie and its songs were the perfect launch for any youngster of that period. It showed that the lead pair could ride horses, show full range of emotions etc.

Thus, I have a song which has fulfilled the three conditions I laid out and the best part is Mahendra Kapoor’s son lip-syncing to Kishore Kumar.

Wish Kishoreda was there to see how this set of Hindi film music crazy set is celebrating his birth anniversary.


Song-Janam Janam mere sanam (Faasle)(1985) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Shahariar,MD-Shiv Hari
Both

Lyrics

janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

thehere kabhi hum na thehere
manzil se pehle kahin ho o o
aao ki hum khul ke barsen
pyaasi hai dil ki zameen ee ee

in labon se aur aage hamko jaana nahin
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se
janam janam mere sanam

bichhden kabhi hum na bichhden
saath rahe har kadam
ho o o
badle jahaan hum na badlen
pyaar kabhi ho na kam m m

iss janam mein iss kasam ko
bhool paayen na hum
janam janam mere sanam
badan mera bandha rahe
teri saanson ki dor se

janam janam
janam janam
mere sanam
mere sanam

aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa
aaa ohoho
la la la la
laalaalaa aaa aaa


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

Blog Day : 3665 Post No. : 14537

“Yaarana” was a movie that was released in 1981. It was produced by H A Nadiadwala and directed by Rakesh Kumar. It had Amitabh Bachchan and Amjad Khan playing friends whose friendship was rooted in childhood. The story showed the love and affection between the two who were from different financial backgrounds. They would go to any extent to make each other’s lives comfortable.

Todays’ song comes at a point where the rich friend Bishan (Amjad) has just discovered that he has been swindled by his uncle (mama) Jeevan and he has had to mortgage his favourite cruise liner “Kishan” so that he can put up his friend’s debut stage show. And further to make ends-meet he has begun working on the liner as a captain.

The song is when a group of school kids under the guidance of Farida Jalal request him for a song. As the song progresses the mama and his son (Jeevan and Ranjeet) slowly take over the running of the liner and at the end of the song take the children as hostage too and demand a ransom from the parents of the kids. This and other tortures that Jeevan and Ranjeet subject him to causes Bishan to lose his mental balance. Then the movie proceeds towards the climax where Kishan (Amitabh Bachchan) comes to rescue Bishan and all the kids.

The movie released was about a year or so after Mohd. Rafi’s death in 1980 (release date October 23rd. 1981). It had music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Anjaan. Amidst all the popular songs that were sung by Kishore Kumar for Amitabh was this song which was Rafi for Amjad Khan. Isn’t that a rarity?

It is not a coincidence that I chose a song featuring Amjad Khan- it was his 26th death anniversary three days back. An actor who sent shivers down our spine as Gabbar Singh but also did a lot of positive characters. He was an all-rounder- in a career spanning 19 years he made us experience the full range of emotions. He went very early.

Thinking of the smooth voiced singer Mohd. Rafi on his 38th death anniversary. Thinking of all the gems he has left behind for us, gems that we are still discovering.

dil ka soona saaz taraana dhoondega
Teer-e-nigaah-e-naaz nishaana dhoondega
Mujhko mere baad zamaana dhoondega”

This song was posted by Atulji on this date exactly 10 years ago. It is true about both Rafisaab and Amjad Khan. We are still missing them and will always remember them fondly.


Song-Bishan chaacha kuchh gaao (Yaaraana)(1981) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

Bishan chacha kuchh gaao
are re re
aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chacha

yeh umar nayi
dagar naya
safar hai pyaare
door
abhi hai door
kahin jaane kahaan kinaare
ye umar nayi
dagar naya
safar hai pyaare
door
abhi hai door
kahin jaane kahaan kinaare

tu ruk nahin jaana
tu dar nahin jaana
tu thak nahin jaana mere pyaare
Bishan chaacha
kuchh gaao

are re re aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chaacha

zindagi jo hai mili hansi khushi guzaaro
tum jiyo to yoon
jiyo ke saara jahaan sanwaaro
zindagi jo hai mili hansi khushi guzaaro
tum jiyo to yoon
jiyo ke saara jahaan sanwaaro

pyaar lutaayen
auron ke kaam aayen
yahi to zindagi hai mere pyaare
Bishan chaacha
kuchh gaao

are re re aisa taraana jhoom ke gaoon
sang sang duniya jhoome
Bishan chaacha


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Blog Day : 3655 Post No. : 14514

“Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) was produced by Ravi Malhotra and directed by Ravi Tandon. The movie had Rishi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Suresh Oberoi, Padmini Kolhapure, Prem Kalra, Rajendra Nath, Shakti Kapoor, Asha Lata etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This “expression of love” song is picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi, with the latter looking out of her comfort zone as she often did in romantic songs.

With this song, “Raahi Badal Gaye”(1985) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ek baat dil mein aayi hai kahoon ya na kahoon (Raahi Badal Gaye)(1985) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko churaa loon tujhse
hey kayi baar chaaha maine
tujhi ko chura loon tujhse
kahin waadiyon mein dil ki
duniya sajaa loon tujhse
shaayad tu kuchh samajh gayi
isi liye sharmaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

o o o
o o o
aa aa aa
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
o o
jhalak teri dekhi pahli
doosra na bhaaya tabse
mere devta is dil mein
tu hi tu samaaya tab se
yahi haqeeqat hai
jo ke barson talak chupaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
bolo bolo bolo
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ek baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
hey der se miley hain lekin
mil to gaye hain aakhir
chalo phool aashaaon ke
khil to gaye hain aakhir

mil ke bhi hum door hain kyun
pyaar ki ye ruswaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
ho o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
kehne ka mausam bhi hai
uspe ye tanhaayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon
o o o
baat dil mein aayi hai
kahoon ya na kahoon

lalalalalalalala
lalalaalala


This article is written by Aparna HM, 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.

It is just past midnight (IST) in India. Time to wish, a very happy and progressive 10th Anniversary to our Blog. What a wonderful thought this post carries – an everlasting love for music.

Blog Day : 3653 Post No. : 14507

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 13
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“Love is so short, forgetting is so long” – ah, this quote by Pablo Neruda! How true it is!! So simple yet so profound. . .  Don’t we all agree? Love, that feeling which each and every living being experiences for sure in its lifetime. Each one of us would have definitely celebrated it many times in our lives.

And this feeling is celebrated in this song too. Naqsh Lyallpuri, the lyricist puts it down so very simply. The pain of love is sweet and lovable. Its beautiful and it is the sustenance of two hearts that are in love. Love is serene and at the same time exciting. Lovers meet every day but that is inadequate, the longing to meet again remains. Hunger for the loved feeling, however much it is satisfied by these meetings, it remains. It is a feeling, a feeling forever. This is how the lyricist expresses the feeling in this song. His choice of words is simple, the lines are short but very effective in conveying the sentiment. Khayyaam, one of my favourite music composers has composed a distinctive kind of tune. The singing of Asha and Kishore is adorable.

Coming back to Pablo Neruda (12 Jul, 1904 – 23 Sep, 1973), the poet I alluded to in the beginning. He is a very well-known poet from Chile, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He was also a diplomat and politician. This is a rare combination I feel, a poet and a politician!! Very unique. He is known for love poems. I found these lines by him fascinating.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

Anybody that agrees with the quote? Yes, we do. At least, the majority of us. For few it is “Love is for lifetime etc.”. For people who don’t fall into either category, they should do this – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Lee“.

Ah, this is the first song posted by our indefatigable Atul ji. From then to now, it is has been a decade. I am yet to find a person who is as consistent as Atul ji. His very able co-travellers, Sudhir ji and Arun ji are no less consistent. All these three are tireless wayfarers of the musical journey that is our blog. Arun ji is in fact the Bhishm Pitamah of Hindi Films. How can I forget the others? I cannot, they all contribute regularly. Each of them is unique in their own ways.  Unlike me who makes a guest appearance now and then!! Well, I was prodded by Sudhir ji into writing this. I feel grateful to him that he has not forgotten a nacheez like me. I am thankful to Raja ji for allowing to write on a song which he intended to write on. And to Avinash ji for providing the lyrics and all meta-data associated with song. And to Pradeep for being an inspiration. There I go accusing him again! Thank you all 😊

I am sure that the journey will continue until the end of our days on this beautiful Earth. Let us contradict Neruda now. Love for music is so long and cannot be forgotten. Neruda, are you listening? I am being a little cheeky 😉

Here is wishing the blog a long and musically fulfilled life!!

 


Song – Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara (Dard) (1981) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Khayyaam
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

pyaar kaa dard hai
pyaar kaa aa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaaaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

thodaa thodaa chain bhi hai
thodi thodi bekaraari
thodaa thodaa aa chain bhi hai,
thodi thodi ee bekaraari
aur bhi ho pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ye hamaari
aur bhi ho o pyaar jawaaan
aarzoo hai ae ye hamaari

ye milan ho dobaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

mujhe milaa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri chaah mili
mujhe milaa aa pyaar teraa
tujhe meri ee chaah mili
naye naye sapnon ki
hamein nayee raah mili
naye naye ae sapnon ki
hamein nayee ee raah mili

ek armaan hamaaraa aa
 
pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
meethaa meethaa aa
pyaaraa pyaaraa
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

roz hamein mil ke bhi
milne ki aas rahey
roz hamein ae mil ke bhi
milne ki ee aas rahey
roz mitey pyaas koyee
aur koyee pyaas rahe
roz mitey ae pyaas koyee
aur koyee ee pyaas rahe

dil diwaaanaa pukaaraa aa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

pyaar kaa dard hai
meethaa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
haan meethaa aa meethaa
pyaara pyaara
ye haseen dard hi
do dilon kaa hai sahaaraa
do dilon kaa aa hai sahaaraa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Aavinash Scrapwala)
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प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का आ दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा

ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का आ है सहारा

थोडा थोडा
चैन भी है
थोड़ीथोड़ी बेकरारी
थोडा थोडा॰॰आ चैन भी है
थोड़ी थोड़ी॰॰ई बेकरारी
और भी हो प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ये हमारी
और भी हो ओ प्यार जवाँ
आरज़ू है ए ये हमारी

ये मिलन हो दुबारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का॰॰आ है सहारा

मुझे मिला प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी चाह मिली
मुझे मिला॰॰आ प्यार तेरा
तुझे मेरी॰॰ई चाह मिली
नये नये सपनों कि
हमें नयी राह मिली
नये नये॰॰ए सपनों कि
हमें नयी॰॰ई राह मिली

एक अरमान हमारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्याराप्यारा
मीठामीठा आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

रोज़ हमें मिलके भी
मिलने कि आस रहे
रोज़ हमें॰॰ए मिलके भी
मिलने कि॰॰ई आस रहे
रोज़ मिटे प्यास कोई
और कोई प्यास रहे
रोज़ मिटे॰॰ए प्यास कोई
और कोई॰॰ई प्यास रहे
दिल दीवाना पुकारा॰॰आ

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
हाँ मीठा मीठा॰॰आ
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा

प्यार का दर्द है
मीठा मीठा
प्यारा प्यारा
ये हसीं दर्द ही
ये हसीं दर्द ही
दो दिलों का है सहारा
दो दिलों का है सहारा


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

Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14496

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 8
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I started to write this post, because of my fascination (or is it obsession?) about the music of this movie. Finally for the anniversary occasion, I thought, let me write about this movie, “koi toh kissi din is film ke gaane ke baare mein  likhega, main hi kyon na likh daloon???” 🙂 .Ye soch ke and also for the reason that I love the Raj Khosla type of narrative and his song picturization style.

Let me talk a little about the style of song picturization by Raj Khosla which I like very much. Remember the songs of ‘Mera Saaya’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Chiraag’, ‘Kuchche Dhaage’, ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’, ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, ‘Anita’, . . . I can go on and on about his style of direction and his song picturisation style. I will stop about that.

The songs of this film are written by Farooq Kaiser (06.06.1918 to 10.11.1987). He was one of the dominating forces of music in Indian Cinema during the 1950s through the 1980s. He contributed to more than 115 movies and 390 songs. His name is spelt in many different ways like Faruq Kaisar, Farooq Kaiser, Faruk Kaiser etc.

Besides being a songwriter, he worked as chief assistant director with Raj khosla in ‘Prem Kahaani’ and ‘Kuchhe Dhaage’. He also worked with Lekh Tondon in ‘Prince’ (Shammi Kapoor starrer) and ‘Lal Patthar’. He worked in Hindi movies in the capacities of lyricist, dialogue and screenplay writer, production manager, associate director, second unit director or assistant director or chief assistant director.

Today’s film ‘Naqaab’ (1989) is nothing but a modern version of Raj Khosla own potboiler ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, but in this, we have no beautiful Sadhana in double role or haunting black and white camera work or Lata ji`s haunting vocal chords or Madan Mohan`s music compositions. But in this movie we have a new name Kamaal makhdoom, as the music director. Some other movies for which he provided music are – ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1984), ‘Bhatke Raahi’ (1984), ‘Teri Aarzoo’ (1986), and maybe more.

In ‘Naqaab’, the very musical Raj Khosla entrusted a humble music teacher Kamaal Makhdoom, rather than his favourites Laxmikant Pyarelal with the music score due to severe budgetary constraints. When she heard the songs, Asha told Khosla, ‘If you promote this music well, it will be another Umrao Jaan.’ Tragically, several (political) reasons ensured that this exquisite score never even got normal publicity; the film’s failure did the rest. Those lucky enough to have heard the music cherish “Na kisika dil mujhe chahiye”, “Naina lad gaye” (with Suresh Wadkar), and the title song as treasured memories that sound as fresh almost 30 years later.))

A brief about the music director. Kamaal Makhdoom was born in Hyderabad (India) in 1950. He learnt classical music for 5 years in Hyderabad. He came to Mumbai in 1973 and he worked as an assistant with top music directors at that time, like Sham ji Ghansham Ji and Lala Sattar for more than 10 years. After that he got first chance as an independent music director in the film ‘Pavitra Ganaga’ in 1982. In the same year he did his 2nd independent film ‘Bhatke Rahi’. After that successful year he worked in many average Hindi films but ultimately he got a big break in 1986, with Raj Khosla’s ‘Naqaab’ which had Rishi Kapoor, Farah, Amjad Khan etc. After this film, he did many Hindi movies, Tele films, Music Albums and TV serials etc.

Those days, (i.e. late 1980s – early 90`s), in a certain magazine article, I remember reading Asha Bhosle crying foul about Gulshan Kumar`s dumping her songs of Naqab, saying that the T-series had sabotaged the musical compositions of the movie. Raj Khosla who was in need of money for the release of his movie very badly, sold the musical rights of the movie to T-series. And allegedly, Gulshan Kumar purposefully did not market the songs of this movie because of Anuradha Paudhwal`s rivalry towards Mangeshkar sisters. That marketing technique sealed the fate of the music of this film. I remember Gulshan Kumar did the same thing for Shashi Kapoor`s home production ‘Ajooba’ because Laxmi-Pyaare did not used Anuradha paudhwal voice for the movie. Sad state of things, but that’s how it is.

‘Naqab’ is Raj Khosla`s last directorial venture. He tried to get his his friend Vinod Khanna for the lead role, but for some reasons, the lead role went to Rishi Kapoor. Farha emoted well and she has been photographed very beautifully. The handsome Vijayendra Ghatge played the villain`s role and Amjad Khan with his huge structure and histrionics acted well. The old timer Chand Usmani is also in the star cast. She is there in the Raj Khosla camp, from the days of Raj Khosla`s ‘Anita’ days. Bindu to whom Raj Khola gave a fresh lease of life in ‘Do Raaste’ as Neelambari, acted in a role with grey shades. Old timer Mohan Choti is there in a small role.

The main chunk of the musical compositions are rendered by Asha Bhosle and the male counterpart is the ever dependable Suresh Wadkar, one of my favourites. Actually I don`t like qawwali songs, but in this movie I liked the qawwali song sung by Majid Shola which was also picturised on him.

That brings me to the close of this post. To be frank, I am very bad about writing the things, mainly because of my lack of communication skills and I get confused regarding where to start and where to end while writing the post, And of course there is my own nagging doubt about my  English writing skills. 🙂

Finally, I want to thank Atul ji and Sudhir ji for bearing my occasional outbursts, impulsive reactions, harsh comments (sometimes I myself, find them too harsh, really). I wonder sometimes, agar main Atul ji or Sudhir ji ke jagah hota aur apni khud ki lines padh ke meri reaction kya hotaa!  But then, main apne aap ko tasalli bhi de detaa hoon ye soch ke “O.K., Atul ji and Sudhir ji apne hi hain aur mera temperament woh jaante hi honge aur blog bhi mera apna hi toh hai, mujhe woh log adjust kar lenge” 🙂 🙂 Atul ji, Sudhir ji, sunn rahe hain na aap log. . . 🙂

I present the song “Jaan e Mann, Jaan e Wafa” today, which is in the voice of Asha Bhosle. I hope you will like it.

Song – Jaan e Mann Jaan e Wafa, Aa Ke Parda To Utha (Naqaab) (1989) Singers – Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Farooq Kaiser, MD – Kamaal Makhdoom

Lyrics

aaaaaa aa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aa
aaaaa aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaa aaa

jaan e mann jaan e wafa

jaan e mann jaan e wafa
aa ke parda to utha
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa
aake parda to utha
zindagi kuchh bhi nahin hai tere jalwaon ke siva
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa

har kadam chhaaya dhuaan
har taraf raaz yahaan
kya karoon kaun sune
meri aawaz yahaan
tu bhi gumnaam hai..ae
tu bhi gumnaam hai
kis naam se doon tujhko sadaa
jaan e mann jaan e wafa
aa ke parda to utha
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa

meethi meethi hai kasak
jism se rooh talak
meharbaani ho teri
dekh loon ek jhalak
dil se aawaaz jo..oo
dil se aawaaz jo
nikley wohi hoti hai duaa
jaan e mann jaan e wafa
aa ke parda to utha
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa

raah takti hoon teri
aankhen pyaasi hain meri
ab to aa jaaye nazar
wo nazar pyaar bhari
meraa imaan hai..ae
meraa imaan hai
ek din tujhe bhejega khuda
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa
aake parda to utha
zindagi kuchh bhi nahin hai tere jalwaon ke siva
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa
jaan e mann jaan e wafaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)
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आsssss आ आss
आss आsss आss आ
आssss आssssssss
आssssss आssss
आsssss आssss आss

जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
आके पर्दा तो उठा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
आके पर्दा तो उठा
ज़िन्दगी कुछ भी नहीं है तेरे जलवों के सिवा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा

हर कदम छाया धुआँ
हर तरफ राज़ यहाँ
क्या करूँ कौन सुने
मेरी आवाज़ यहाँ
तू भी मनाम है॰॰ए
तू भी गुमनाम है
किस नाम से दूँ तुझको सदा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
आके पर्दा तो उठा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा

मीठी मीठी है कसक
जिस्म से रूह तलक
मेहरबानी हों तेरी
देख लूँ एक झलक
दिल से आवाज़ जो॰॰ओ
दिल से आवाज़ जो
निकले वोही होती है दुआ
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
आके पर्दा तो उठा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा

राह तकती हूँ तेरी
आँखें प्यासी हैं मेरी
अब तो आ जाऐ नज़र
वो नज़र प्यार भरी
मेरा ईमान है॰॰ए
मेरा ईमान है
एक दिन तुझे भेजेगा खुदा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
आके पर्दा तो उठा
ज़िन्दगी कुछ भी नहीं है तेरे जलवों के सिवा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा
जाने मन जाने वफ़ा


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Blog Day : 3648 Post No. : 14484

“Sautan” (1983) was produced and directed by Sawan Kumar Tak. Tghe movie was a “social” movie starring Rajesh Khanna, Padmini Kolhapure, Tina Munim, Pran, Prem Chopra, Shreeram Lagoo, Shashikala, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Arora, Satyendra Kapooo, Roopesh Kumar, Yunus Parvez, T P Jain etc in it.

This movie is remembered the most for its song, Shaayad meri shaadi ka khayaal dil mein aaya hai . Purists, such as Raja, heartily dislike this song, but non purist folks, who form the majority of population loved this song. There are lots and lots of people who regard this song as a timeless classic. 🙂

The song was about the mummy of the girl inviting the gentleman for chai, obviously to have a “chai pe charcha”. 🙂 The gentleman, aware what the mummy is up to, is reluctant, but gets himself persuaded to partake of that chai with the mummy.

What happens later ? The song under discussion happens in the aftermath of that event. The gentleman gets married to the lady and soon thereafter we find him singing this song where saasu and sasura are likened to teerath and wife is likened to Chaaron dhaam. 🙂 Every married man with readily agree. 🙂

Here is this song from “Sautan”(1983) which is sung by Kishore Kumar. Sawan Kumar Tak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Teena Munim.


Song-Saasu teerath sasura teerath teerath saala saali hain (Sautan)(1983) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Sawan Kumar Tak, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

arre saasu teerath
arre sasura teerath
saasu teerath
sasura teerath
teerath saala saali hain
arre duniya ke sab teerath jhoothe
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
are chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
saasu teerath
sasura teerath
teerath saala saali hain
arre duniya ke sab teerath jhoothe
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
arre chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai

beevi jab roothhe to o
yaad aati hai saali
beevi jab roothhe to o
yaad aati hai saali
saali jeeja ko pyaari hai
wo gori ho ya kaali
lekin apni qismat mein to
saala hai na saali hai
arre chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
arre saasu teerath
haha
sasura teerath
teerath saala saali hain
arre duniya ke sab teerath jhoothe
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
arre chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai

beevi to achchi wo o
hoti jo nakhre waali
beevi to achchi vo o
hoti jo nakhre waali
phoolon se pyaari lagti hai
jab jab deti hai gaali
twaadi to saanu pata nahin
twaadi to saanu pata nahin
par saadi te makhna waali hai
arre chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
are saasu teerath
arre sasura teerath
teerath saala saali hain
hey duniya ke sab teerath jhoothe
chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
are chaaron dhaam gharwaali hai
bolo gharwaali ki
jai
bolo makhna waali ki
jai
aur bolo saath mein apni bhi
nahin nahin nahin nahin
gharwaali ki hi hi
jai


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Blog Day : 3645 Post No. : 14474

The Hindi movie music has undergone changes with time. It is seen that the music style of the dominant music director of the era is ofter copied by other music directors. For instance, there were occasions when Madan Mohan, Roshan etc copied the music style of O P Nayyar, whereas Kalyanji Anandji’s music sounded like Shankar Jaikishan during late 1950s to mid 1960s. Music directors copied the music style of R D Burman during 1970s.

1980s was the era of disco music and Bappi Lahiri was the most sought after music director of those days. It was a mixed feeling for music lovers to find senior music directors like Laxmikant Pyarelal composing Bappi Lahiri kind of music during 1970s.

Here is a song where as music director like Khayyam has composed a Bappi Lahiri like song. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and it is picturised on Rajesh Khanna wielding a guitar on stage while many spectators watch his performance. His song seems the have the kind of effect on Jaya Prada (seated among the audience)that this song intended, namely to make her feel like a “bewafa”. Shatrughan Sinha is also seated beside her but he is none the wiser about what is going on in the mind of Jaya Prada.

Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Audio

Song-Agar leta hoon tera naam (Dil e Naadaan)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Nigaahen pher kar mujhse
mera dil todne waale
mujhe raah e mohabbat mein
akelaa chhodne waale

Come on clap

agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam

wafaa ki justju
karne chalaa thha
bewafaaon mein
main aa baithha thha bhoole se
teri zulfon ki chhaaon mein
banaa kar mujhko tash nakaam
teri chaahat ka toota jaam
teri chhahat ka toota jaam
banaa kar mujhko tash nakaam
teri chaahat ka toota jaam
teri chhahat ka toota jaam
agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam

tu ae mehboob kya jaane
ke hai rasm e mohabbat kya
nahin hai aaj tu apnaa
to phir tujhse shiqaayat kya
milaa ye ulfat ka inaam
ke jeena hai mujh par ilzaam
ke jeena hai mujh par ilzaam
milaa ye ulfat ka inaam
ke jeena hai mujh par ilzaam
ke jeena hai mujh par ilzaam
agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam

kabhi ae doston
ae dost
ae doston
kabhi ae doston
dil ki lagi
tumko na tadpaaye
dua deta hai toota dil
mohabbat tumko raas aaye
kabhi na aaye gham ki shaam
miley khushiyon ka hi paighaam
miley khushiyon ka hi paighaam
kabhi na aaye gham ki shaam
miley khushiyon ka hi paigaam
miley khushiyon ka hi paigaam
agar leta hoon tera naam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam
mohabbat hoti hai badnaam


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Blog Day : 3643 Post No. : 14472

“Prem Pratigya”(1989) was produced by B Lognathan and directed by Bapu. This movie had Mithun Chakraborty, Madhuri Dixit, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Satish Kaushik, Aruna Irani, Ranjeet, Neelu Phule, Kamal Deep, Jamuna, Farida Dadi, Darshan, Manmouji, Subhash, Sayeeda Khan, Jahangir, Renu Joshi etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog.

The song is a party song where the hero is suipposed to steal the show. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The lyrics are nice and the music is wonderful. This song had the potential to be as memorable as the Kishore Kumar songs of “Namak Halaal” and “Sharaabi” songs of same genre. But then those songs were picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and this song under discussion is lip synced by Mithun Chakraborty. Chalk and cheese ! People less discerning than me in such matters may disagree. Nevertheless, it is my opinion that the great singing by Kishore Kumar, assisted by great lyrics and music, got wasted in this case.

I am unable to identify the female dancer seen in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

With this song, “Prem Pratigya”(1989) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Sheeshe ki umar pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya(Prem Pratigya)(1989) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

ho o o
ho ho ho
sheeshe ki umr pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya
sheeshe ki umr pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka to hairat ki baat kya
arre toota jo dil kisi ka to hairat ki baat kya

hum apne liye jeete hain
humko jahaan se kya
hum khoon e jigar peete hain
humko jahaan se kya
hum apne liye jeete hain
humko jahaan se kya
hum khoon e jigar peete hain
humko jahaan se kya
ik raat ki hoti hai shama aa aa
is ki hai aas kya aa aa aa
sheeshe ki umr pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya
haaye toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya

bhool ja kasmen
tod de vaade
na badle kisi ne yahaan iraade
husn bhi jhootha
pyaar bhi jhootha
wafa bhi jhoothi
yaar bhi jhootha
rahi ye duniya kis ki ho kar
maar de duniya ko tu thokar
khud ka nahin hai bharosa koi ee ee ee
duniya ka saath kya aa aa aa
sheeshe ki umr pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka to hairat ki baat kya
arre toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya

rone se kahin achcha hai
tu gaa le jhoom ke
phoolon ka jala de seena
kaanton ko choom ke
rone se kahin achcha hai
tu gaa le jhoom ke
phoolon ka jala de seena
kaanton ko choom ke
hum diwane hai
deewaanon ka aa aa
din kya hai raat kya aa aa aa
sheeshe ki umr pyaale ki aakhir bisaat kya aa
toota jo dil kisi ka
to hairat ki baat kya


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