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

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Today’s song is from the ‘1988’ movie ‘Waaris’.

Through this song we pay our tributes to Lyricist Qamar Jalalabadi whose twentieth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ falls today on 9th January 2023. He was born on 9th March’1917 and he passed away on 9th January’2003.

we also pay our tributes to Singer Mahendra Kapoor. Today happens to be his eighty-nineth ‘Birth Anniversary’. He was born on 9th January’1934 and he passed away on 27th September’2008.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and it is written by Qamar Jalalabadi.

‘Waaris-1988’ was directed by Ravinder Peepat for ‘G.G. Widescreen’. It was presented by Iqbal Singh Atwal and Amarjit Singh.

This movie was produced by Mrs. Swarn Yograj, Baldev Gill, and J.S. Cheema.

It had Smita Patil, Raj Babbar, Amrita Singh, Raj Kiran, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Amrish Puri.
The cast of this movie also included by Sushma Seth, Sudhir Pandey, Ramesh Tiwari, Avtar Gill, Javed Khan, Shashi Bala, Rana Jang Bahadur, Mohinder Mastan, Rita Sikand, Kuldeep Kaur, Ravi Bhushan, Gurucharan Baggan, Ramna, Sardar Sohi, Mohan Baggan, Sarandeep Dhillon, Amrik Gill, Ashwini Bharadwaj, Arvind Kumar, Manju Bhatia, Ram Murti, and others.

Navneet Singh makes a debut in this movie.

Amrit Pal, Anjana Mumtaz and Pradeep Kumar has special appearances in this movie.

This movie was based on Punjab Novel ‘Kaare Haathi’ written by Sohan Singh Hans. Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Baldev Gill. Editing of this movie was done by Subhash Sehgal.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.04.1988.

‘Warris-1988’ had nine songs in it (including one multiple version song).

Vermal Malik, Qamar Jalalabadi and Sardar Panchhi were the lyricists for this movie.

Here is the list of songs in this movie which I have taken from the ‘vinyl LP cover’ of this movie.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Husn ki waadiyon mein Verma Malik Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Chorus
02 Oh duniya tu yaad rakhna Qamar Jalalabadi Mahendra Kapoor, chorus
03 Oh duniya tu yaad rakhna (sad) Qamar Jalalabadi Mahendra Kapoor, chorus
04 Ghunghat uthha ke naa dekha Sardar Panchhi Lata Mangeshkar
05 Jholi mein heere hon tere Sardar Panchhi Lata Mangeshkar
06 Ghata chhaa gayi hai Verma Malik Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
07 Mere pyaar ki umar ho itni sanam Verma Malik Lata Mangeshkar, Man Mohan Singh
08 Aa re munjhe Qamar Jalalabadi Asha Bhonsle, chorus
09 Khud ko samajh naa akeli Verma Malik Kishore Kumar, chorus

Music for this movie was composed by Uttam-Jagdish (Uttam Singh-Jagdish Khanna).

One song from this movie – mere pyaar ki umar ho itni sanam – has been posted on the blog on 23.06.2021.

Today we listen to another good song from this movie which is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and composed by Uttam Singh-Jagdish Khanna.
As mentioned above lyrics are by Qamar Jalalabadi.

If my memory serves me right then this song plays in the background in the movie and appears in parts in the movie. I vaguely remember that I had watched this movie on TV..

I hope readers will enjoy this song which I like very much.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio (happy version)

Audio (Sad version)


Song-O duniya tu yaad rakhna (Waaris)(1988) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Uttam Jagdish
Mahendra Kapoor + All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

Happy version
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arre zaalim
ye apnon se hi
kaisi dushmani ee
le li
ke jisne zindagi di thhi
usi ki ee zindagi ee le li
lahoo ki dhaar kehti hai
tu qaatil hai
nahin een waaris
waaris
waaris

aaj maati sunaaye kahaani ee
aaj maati sunaaye kahaani ee
o duniyaa aa aa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
aaj maati sunaaye kahaani ee
o duniyaa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

aa aa aa aa aa
ho o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
ho o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa

kaisaa milan hai
nyaara apna
din mein jaise dekhoon sapnaa
qismat se ye
ae ae ae ae
qismat se ye dor judi
koyi aanchal
hmm mmm mmm
koyi aanchal sunaaye kahaani
hmm mmm
o duniyaa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

dekho pyaar ki
ye deewaali
apne ghar mein
aag lagaa li
yaad rahegi
ee ee ee ee
yaad rahegi ee
ye qurbaani
aaj aansoo
o o o o
aaj aansoo
sunaaye kahaani ee
o duniyaa aa
o o o o
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

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

aansoo boley
kuchh bhi le le
baagh liya
ik phool to de de
sun le daataa
aa aa aa aa
sun le daataa
meri duaa
aaj maalik
aa aa aa aa
aaj maalik
aa aa
sunaaye kahaani
aa aa
o duniyaa aa
aa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

aa
aa

aa
aa

sooraj dooba
taaraa baaki
laung nahin
lashkaara baaki
yaad rahegi ee ee ee
yaad rahegi
teri nishaani
aaj waaris
waaris
waaris

aaj waaris
sunaaye kahaani
o duniyaa
aa aa aa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

aaj waaris sunaaye kahaani ee
aaj waaris sunaaye kahaani ee
o duniyaa aa aa
duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa
o duniyaa tu yaad rakhnaa

o duniyaa aa aa
tu yaad rakhnaa aa aa

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Sad version
———————————
sooraj dooba
taaraa baaki
laung nahin
lishkaara baaki
yaad rahegi ee ee ee ee
yaad rahegi
teri nishaani
aaj waaris
aaj waaris sunaaye kahaani ee
o duniyaa aa aa aa
duniya tu yaad rakhna
o duniya tu yaad rakhna


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.

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5234 Post No. : 17229

Hullo Atuldom

‘Indian Idol’ a program that is aired on a satellite television channel has episodes that have contestants sing songs that are topical or paying tribute to legends of yesteryears. So we have had episodes dedicated to Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Tanuja, Sharmila Tagore etc. I was super disappointed to have missed a few episodes- ones that celebrated Kishore Kumar, 75 years of Rajshri Productions etc. Thanks to Apps of the various channels we are able to see these episodes at will and the one episode I regretted missing is the one that was telecast on 5th November. It was a supremely surprising episode that featured Meenakshi Seshadri.

Yes, Meenakshi Seshadri is in the country currently and this must have been her first public appearance. She spoke of her life post marriage and how she didn’t regret giving up acting & the fame/grind associated with life in front of the camera. She spoke of how she is learning to cook and that itself was so cutely said that she came across as being totally humble. She still has looks that will make people fall in love with her all over again, after all these years.
Today she is turning a year older and let us wish her All the Best for her future endeavours. She is still continuing her dance and recitals, maybe that is the secret of her looking the way she currently does.

The song with this post is from “Shahanshah” (1988) which had music by Amar-Utpal & lyrics by Anand Bakshi. The song is in the voice of Asha Bhosle. It shows Meenakshi Seshadri performing in a dance form that is completely different from her forte’. She looks comfortable even in an ‘Item Number’.
In the run up to this post I revisited the only song posted, from “Shahanhshah” and discovered a vital piece of information in that post. Don’t know how I missed what is mentioned there- Amar-Utpal are the sons of the legendary Anil Biswas.

Happy Birthday Shashikala Seshadri popular as Meenakshi Seshadri.


Song-Gardish mein jab jaam aayenge (Shahanshah)(1988) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Amar Utpal

Lyrics

hey you

hey you
aankhen na chura
khud ko mujhse na chhupa
zara mudke dekh

hey you
badan jal raha hai
paas aa
zara chhoo ke dekh

hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge
mushkil mein ham kaam aayenge
nazdeek aa aa aa aa
ae ajnabi
kar len zara si ham dosti
hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge
mushkil mein ham kaam aayenge
nazdeek aa aa aa aa
ae ajnabi
kar len zara si ham dosti ee
hey you

dhinak dhin dha
dhinak dhin dha
dhinak dhin dha

masti ne li hai angdaaiyaan
dans lengi humko tanhaaiyaan
mahfil mein hongi ruswaaiyaan
donon ke sar pe ilzaam aayenge
hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge
mushkil mein ham kaam aayenge
nazdeek aa aa aa aa
ae ajnabi
kar len zara si ham dosti ee
hey you
lalalalaa
lalalalaa
lalalalaa
lalaaalalaa

ho o
ho o
ho o
o o

aankhon ki bhi jubaan hai
ye duniya jis’se anjaan hai
kya tumko iski pehchaan hai
aankhon aankhon mein paigaam aayenge
hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge
mushkil mein ham kaam aayenge
nazdeek aa aa aa aa
ae ajnabi
kar len zara si ham dosti ee
hey you

phir kab jaane apni mulaakaat ho
mehfil ki aakhiri ye raat ho
khul kar lekin kaise baat ho
hahaha
baaton baaton mein kayi naam aayenge
hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge
mushkil mein ham kaam aayenge
nazdeek aa aa aa aa
ae ajnabi
kar len zara si ham dosti ee
hey you
gardish mein jab jaam aayenge


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.

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Hullo Atuldom

Getting straight to the point.

There is an actress who made her debut in Hindi Films in 1970, though she signed her first film in 1968 itself. That first movie released much later in 1979 and promptly tanked. But we are not here to speak about the tanked film.

This actress had her initiation into the film-world as a child itself when she played a small role in a Telugu language drama as a one-year old (that movie released in 1958). At her mother’s behest, she dropped out of school (when in class 9) to start a full-time career in acting to support her family. Her first released film as lead actress was in Kannada (in 1969) opposite the Kannada superstar Dr. Rajkumar.

Coming back to her career in Hindi films, her first release was accepted by the audiences though she herself looked a little clumsy. It was revealed in later years that the clumsiness was because of not being fluent in Hindi (language) and not being able to express her discomfort in the outfits and accessories that she was made to wear. But she sportingly sported any outfit she was made to wear in her initial years even if it earned her the tag of “ugly duckling” etc. (I recall reading this in one of the magazines in my growing up years) But then she mastered the art of makeup and looked amazing, gorgeously beautiful and became a style icon for subsequent generations – of course all this happened post 1978.

In the early ’70s, she was cast in movies opposite actors who were in the waning phase of their careers. Possibly the only actors of her times (I would not say age-group) were people like Vinod Mehra, Rakesh Roshan, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Randhir Kapoor etc. She was accepted with whichever hero she was cast opposite. Movies with Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan came a few years later. Still later in her career, after she became a name to reckon with, we have seen her opposite even Kabir Bedi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh, Raj Babbar and Mithun Chakravarthy. (I am sure I am missing the names of a few male actors). Aaah! I missed Shashi Kapoor and Dharmendra- she looked good with all of them. And finally in the ’90s, even Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, and Southern superstars Kamal Hassan (in a Tamil film) and Rajnikanth played her male leads.

In her initial years as an actress (I have seen some of those movies thanks to satellite television) we could actually see her mimicking actress of her times and those before her times. I have felt that she has aped Jaya Bhadhuri, Mumtaz, Meena Kumari and even Yogita Bali (who was her co-star in some films) and was fairly good at it.

She has been nominated for the Filmfare Award 13 times and has won it 3 times – once as best actress and twice as best supporting actress. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 2003. In addition to awards from the film fraternity she has been a National Award for Best Actress winner in 1982. Plus, she is a Padma Shri winner. She was a nominated member of India’s Rajya Sabha from 2012 to 2018.

She was a favourite of many of her co-stars too and when they ventured into film making she readily accepted whatever role they offered her- remember Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Vijeta’ (1982), ‘Utsav’ (1984), ‘Kalyug’ (1981); Jeetendra’s home production’s ‘Deedaar-e-Yaar’ (1982), Rakesh Roshan’s productions ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’ (1988), the first two editions of the ‘Krrish’ series i.e. ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ & ‘Krrish’.

When it comes to writing a post on this favourite I can write reams & reams. And I kept googling for so many combinations, songs etc and landed up on an interesting article. That article reminds us of the fact that she was the go-to actress when it came to playing a Kothewali-Courtesan-Dancer in a bar/restaurant (called item girl in modern parlance). In the run up to this post I saw a few songs showing her dance and I fell in love with all of them all over again. ‘Kamar-lachkaana’ was something that she excelled in and that particular dance step was taken to another level by Madhuri & Sridevi from the next set of actresses.

For today’s post, let us see her in a song from “Khoon Bhari Maang” (1988) which was produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. It starred Rekha (today’s birthday girl), Shatrughan Sinha (I think this was a special appearance), Kadar Khan, Kabir Bedi, Sonu Walia, Saeed Jaffery, Satyajeet (who was a child actor once upon a time), Sulabha Deshpande, & Rakesh Roshan (for just one song). The movie had music by Rajesh Roshan, and Indeevar was the lyricist. Asha Bhonsle, Sadhana Sargam, Sonal Bhatwadekar, and Nitin Mukesh were the playback singers used. The movie had Rekha playing a wealthy widow who is almost killed by her wealth-crazy second husband (Sanjay played by Kabir Bedi). She survives the attempt, comes back looking dazzlingly beautiful and Sanjay is instantly attracted to her giving her a chance to lure him to his death thereby avenging atrocities meted out on her family. Rekha won a Best Actress award for this Plain Jane turning Avenging Angel act at the 34th Filmfare awards.

This movie resurrected Rekha’s career and she acted in a few more movies which had her playing similar characters.

Today’s song features Rekha as Rakesh Roshan’s wife in one version and a mother of two children in the second version. Then there is a third sad version of the song as well.Nitin Mukesh, Sadhana Sargam and Sonal Bhatwadekar are the voices used.

With Rakesh Roshan

With kids

Sad version

Song-Hanste hanste kat jaayen raste (Khoon Bhari Maang)(1988) Singers-Sadhana Sargam, Nitin Mukesh, Sonali Bhatwadekar, Lyrics- Indeewar, MD-Rajesh Roshan

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Part I (Sadhana Sargam, Nitin Mukesh)
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hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

honthon se bijli chamke ae jab
jab tu muskaati hai

aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari haseenaaon se ae
haseen tu ho jaati hai

teri inhi baaton se ae ae
jaan mein jaan aati hai
hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe

khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

chamka mera chehra aa aa
saamne jab tu aaya
o o o o o o
tujhe laga jo haseen een
wo hai tera hi saaya
teri isi ada ne ae ae
aashiq mujhe banaaya

hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

———————————
Part II (Sadhana Sargam, Sonali Bhatwadekar)
———————————
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

tode jaane par bhi ee ee
phool hansa karte hain
tapte sehraaon mein aen aen
jharne mila karte hain
toofaan aane par bhi ee ee
deep jala karte hain
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

ik din samjhe na par
pyaar mein chain se jeena
dil ka chain milaa to o o
phir kya koi na lena
sab auron jise aaya
jeena kaa ye kareena
hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

maana jaane waale ae ae
laut ke kab aate hain
doob ke sooraj taare ae ae
phir se nikal aate hain
pyaar agar sacha ho o o
bichhde mil jaate hain
hanste hanste
kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

————————————–
Part III (Sad version) Sonali Bhatwadekar
————————————-
hanste hanste kat jaayen raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe

maana jaane waale ae ae
laut ke kab aate hain
doob ke sooraj taare ae ae
phir se nikal aate hain

pyaar agar sacha ho o o
bichhde mil jaate hain
hanste hanste kat jaye raste
zindagi yoonhi chalti rahe
khushi mile ya gham
badlenge na hum
duniya chaahe badalti rahe


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

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5093 Post No. : 17022 Movie Count :

4610

Pancham’s Music – Eighties (1981-1990) – 8 (1988)

In today’s post we move on to Pancham’s music in 1988.

In the previous posts under this series we have already seen how the number of movies where music was composed by RD Burman was on a ‘reducing’ trend since 1986, as compared to the previous years from 1981 to 1985. Here is the list of movies from the year 1988 where music for these movies was composed by him.

Sl. No.

Movie Title Director Lyricist Date of Censor Certificate

Status on the Blog

1 Faislaa S. Ramanathan Majrooh Sultanpuri 25.01.1988 1 of 4 songs posted
2 Khareedaar* Kartik Mehta Indivar, Gulshan Bawra 29.01.1988 No songs posted
3 Mil Gayi Manzil Mujhe Moeen Amjad Anand Bakshi 05.12.1988 No songs posted
4 Naamumkin Hrishikesh Mukherjee Anjaan 12.08.1988 1 song posted
5 Raamaa-O-Raamaa Mirza Brothers Anand Bakshi, Usman Aarif 24.11.1988 Being introduced today
6 Zalzalaa Harish Shah Gulshan Bawra,

Indivar

27.04.1988 No songs posted

(*Co Music Director – Usha Khanna)

Today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Rama O Rama’. I was aware of the title song of this movie since long as this song was featured in one of the albums of songs sung by Amit Kumar. Also I did like this song very much.

‘Rama O Rama’ was directed by Mirza Brothers for Mirza Brothers Films Pvt Ltd’. It had Raj Babbar, Kimi Katkar, and debutant Aasif. The cast also included Pran, Raza Murad, Kiran Kumar, and Gulshan Grover. Supporting cast of this movie included Shammi, Shiva, Vishakha, Prabha Mathur, Shaila Khan, Murari Sharma, Rohit, Sridhar, Master Imran, Master Lovely, Baby Aisha, Master Javed, and others.

The story and screenplay of this movie was written by Mirza Brothers. And editing of this movie was done by Vijay Pande.

The film has 6 songs. Lyrics for the songs in this movie are written by Anand Bakshi and Usman Aarif. Music is composed by RD Burman. Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar, Mohd Aziz, Jayshree Shivram, Iqbal Siddiqui gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie included the following sound tracks,

Sl. No. Song Title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Ae Haseen Naazneen Anand Bakshi Mohd Aziz
02 Barson Ke Baad Dekha Aarif Iqbal Siddiqui
03 Rama O Rama Anand Bakshi Jayshree Shivram
04 Taubaa Aashiq Aur Aisa Anand Bakshi Asha Bhonsle, Mohd. Aziz
05 Rama O Rama Anand Bakshi Amit Kumar, Jayshree Shivram
06 Ae Haseen Naazneen Anand Bakshi Mohd Aziz

Today’s song is sung by Amit Kumar and Jayshree Shivram. On screen the male version is lip-synced by debutant Aasif. I am unable to identify the actress lip-syncing the female version on screen.

This was Amit Kumar’s first recording after the death of Kishore Kumar (he has mentioned about this in an interview). We can see the difference in his voice in singing of this song. He does sound like Pancham Da in the alaap “Raama O Raama”. This is a poignant song we can see how he has poured his heart in this song.

I have not watched this movie. But as mentioned above I only remember the today’s song from this movie since long or since 1988/89 I think. Yesterday was the eighty-third birth anniversary of musical genius RD Burman. Let us listen to his this poignant composition. I am sure you will like this composition very much.

With this post the movie ‘Rama O Rama’ makes its debut on the blog.

Duet Version

Female Solo Version

Song – Tu Ne Ye Kaisi Duniya Banaai (Rama O Rama) (1988) Singers – Amit Kumar, Jaishree Shivram, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics 

Duet Version

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
he he he he he he ae he he he he ae ae
ho ru ru ru ru ru ru oo oo oo
ru ru ru ru ru ru oo oo oo

raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raamaa
raama o raama aa aa aa

tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai ee
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai
ho loon naam tera
doon main duhaayee
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai ee

oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo oo oo
haa
haa
gham se mulaaqaaton ka ye din hai
kuchh aakhri baaton ka ye din hai
ho mujhse wo ye kehne aa rahi hai
wo chhod kar mujhko jaa rahi hai
ye pyaar hai
yaa hai bewafaai
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama ho raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai

oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo oo oo
haa
haa
doon main mubaarak
shikwaa karoon main
tu hi bataa de
ab kya karoon main
chaaha thha tujhko
is aarzoo se
tu ne magar mere hi lahu se
haathhon mein apne
mehndi rachaayi
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama ho raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai

jaane main bewaa hoon
ya suhaagan
mujhsi na hogi
koyi abhaagan
mera pati daulat ka pujaari
bachche mere
galiyon ke bhikhaari
honthhon pe mere
fariyaad aayi ee ee

maa baap chheene
phir bhaai chheenaa
mushqil kiya is duniya ne
jeena aa
ho duniya keg ham se to main
naa tootaa
phir aaj kismat ne mujhko loota
phir thhes mere dil pe lagaayi
ho
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama ho raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee
duniya banaai
ho loon naam tera
doon main duhaayee
ho raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
ho ho o
raama ho raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa

Female Solo Version

raama o raama aa

raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa

tu ne ye kaisi ee ee ee
duniya banaai ee
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee ee
duniya banaai ee
loon naam tera
doon main duhaayee
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
aa aa aa
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa

jaane main bewaa hoon
ya suhaagan
mujhsi na hogi
koyi abhaagan
mera pati daulat ka pujaari
bachche mere
galiyon ke bhikhaari
honthhon pe mere
fariyaad aayi ee ee
ho o o o
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa

logon ko sab kuchh
tu ne diya hai
mera to sab kuchh
tu ne liya hai
apnaa nahin
mujhe apnon ka gham hai
ik maa ko
bhookhe bachchon ka gham hai
is gham se de de
mujhko rihaayee ee
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee ee
duniya banaai ee
tu ne ye kaisi ee ee ee
duniya banaai ee
loon naam tera aa aa aa
doon main duhaayee ee
raama o raama aa
raama o raama aa aa
raama o raama aa aa aa
raama o raama aa

 


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

Blog Day : 4972 Post No. : 16847 Movie Count : 4582

I have in my earlier posts mentioned that nowadays I am getting to listen ‘radio’ for at least ‘two to two and half’ hours every day. And mainly I listen the programmes on Vividh Bharati only.

So, in the morning time it is part of ‘ham hai raahi pyaar ke’ and ‘Bharat ki goonj’ and evening times it is part of or sometimes full edition of ‘Shaam sindoori’, ‘Sangeet sarita’, ‘Jaymala’ etc.
Now that is the daily schedule since 2nd November’2020. This has given me the opportunity to listen variety of songs from the yesteryears and even the songs from recent times. I have come across many unheard songs and some beautiful songs even from the eighties and nineties. I will try to share them as and when possible.

For today’s post I am presenting a song from the 1987 movie ‘Aakhiri Nishchay
’, which I got to listen in a program on ‘Vividh Bharti’.

Though many sources mention this movie’s name as ‘Nishchay’ too. I think the ‘Nishchay-1986’ was later released in ‘1987’ with the title as ‘Aakhiri Nishchay’.
While searching more details for this movie first I landed to the movie name ‘Nishchay’ and later it was cleared, that it is ‘Aakhiri Nishchay’. Though ‘vinyl’ images for ‘Nishchay’ (not to be confused he same name movie ‘Nishchaiy’ of 1992) are also available. (Though ‘Hindi Filmography’ 1986-2013 doesn’t mention any such note for this movie).

‘Nishchay-1986’ or ‘Aakhiri Nishchay-1987’ was directed by K.C. Agarwal for ‘B. Govinda Productions’.

Jairam Chawla was the producer of this movie.

It had Shekhar Suman, Sadhna (south), Seema Vaz, Satish Kaul, Surendra Pal, Sudhir Dalvi, Yunus Parvez, Bali Grover, Ratan Allakh, Jay Chawla, Raja Duggal, Raj Kishore, Asha Sharma, Anil Chaddha and others. The movie also featured a dog – Jackie.

As mentioned in ‘Hindi Filmography (1986-2013)’ this movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.12.1987.

Almost all the sources mentions that this movie had four songs in it. Voices of Mahendra Kapoor, Anup Jalota, Hemalata and Susheel Kumar are used in these songs.

Lyrics for all the four songs were written by Ravindra Jain who is also the music director for this movie.

When today’s song was playing on VVB I liked it very much because of the tune, words and singing of this song which is very beautiful, and this is a ‘sweet’ ‘romantic’ duet. This song is sung by Hemlata and Susheel Kumar.

As mentioned above lyrics for this song have been written by Ravindra Jain who is also the music composer for this movie.

And today 28th February’2022 is the seventy-eighth birth anniversary of music-director, lyricist Ravindra Jain (28 February 1944 – 9 October 2015). On this occasion we pay our tributes to Ravindra Jain and listen to this song written and composed by him.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs and other details.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

With this song ‘Aakhiri Nishchay-1987’ makes its debut on the blog …

Audio

Song-Aa to gaye hain tere sang tanhaai mein (Aakhiri Nischay)(1988) Singers-Hemlata, Susheel Kumar, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se
darr lagne lagaa hai
dil ki baatein kehne ka
yahi mausam hai
tujhe paane ko dil
zid karne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai

deewaanaa dil zid kare to
baaton mein aana nahin
o o o jaane ye kya maang baithhe
iska thhikaanaa nahin
nahin
nahin
nahin
poochhe bina tera koi
jalwaa churaana nahin
pyaasa bahut hoon main lekin
itnaa deewaana nahin

o o o o
tu hai meri chaahat se anjaana kya
o ho ho ho o
tu hai meri chaahat se anjaana kya
doon pyaar ka nazraana kya
tujhko shaayad ab tak iska ilm nahin
(ho o o o
ho o o o
ho o o o o ho o o)
tere sang jeene ko
koyi marne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
(ho o o o
ho o o o
ho o o o o ho o o
)
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai

o o o o o
o o o o o

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

tujhko daraane lagaa hai
gar ye samaa raat ka
rakhenge ham waqt din mein
agli mulaaqaat ka aa

o ho o ho o ho
ruktaa nahin ab to roke
toofaan jazbaat ka
ho o o o hamse wahi ho naa jaaye
khatraa hai jis baat ka
ho o o o
main hoon tera mujhse ghabraana kya
o ho ho ho o o
main hoon tera mujhse ghabraana kya
baahon mein aa aa
sharmaana kya aa

mere hamdam ab to hardam dil mera
teri chaahat ka hi dam bharne lagaa hai

dil ki baatein kehne ka
yahi mausam hai
tujhe paane ko dil
zid karne lagaa hai

aa to gaye hain
tere sang tanhaai mein
ab tanhaai se darr lagne lagaa hai
(ho o o o o o
o o o o o
hmm hmm hmm hmm
)


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

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4904 Post No. : 16711 Movie Count :

4550

Hullo Atuldom

21st December 1963 is the date of birth of Shri Govind Arun Ahuja, so that means he steps into the 59th year of his life on 21st December 2021. Govind Arun Ahuja is the son of former actor Arun Kumar Ahuja and singer-actress Nirmala Devi. We all know Govind Arun Ahuja as Govinda, he is the youngest of six children. Many members of his family- niece and nephews- are also into acting as also his daughter Tina.

He saw the Mithun starrer “Disco Dancer” and practiced dancing for hours, made a promotional VHS cassette and circulated it to various production houses in a bid to make in-roads into Bollywood. Anand Singh; who played Amol Palekar’s friend in ‘Gol Maal’ and was the person who mouths the dialogue ‘aao aao mere late lateef’ in the football match scene; was an assistant to Hrishikesh Muherjee; is Govinda’s mama. He is the one who offered him “Tan-Badan” where he was cast opposite Khushboo (who later became a superstar/actor in South Indian films). Around the same year, he also signed up for “Love ’86” and “Ilzaam”. Eventually, “Love ’86” was his first release, followed by “Ilzaam” and then “Tan-Badan”. Of these, “Love ’86” and “Ilzaam” were super successful.

That was the period when the super actors of yesteryears viz.- Raj Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Jeetendra, Dharmendra, Ashok Kumar, Pran, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna etc.- were on their second innings of their career, meaning playing senior characters. Govinda has played second lead and other such characters in movies with these seniors. That was the way his journey in Bollywood started. He has completed 35 years in the entertainment industry. He has been a hero to actresses like Khushboo, Farha, Mandakini, Neelam, Karisma Kapoor, Kimi Katkar, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Meenakshi Seshadri, even Sridevi played his romantic interest in two movies. Any post on Govinda is incomplete without the mention of David Dhawan (who gave him a series of hits with the ‘No.1’ tag), Kadar Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Johnny Lever- constants in all Govinda films of the ’90s.

Kishore Kumar was very much present around the time that Govinda made his debut and today we are having a Kishore Kumar Asha Bhonsle – a hit jodi- duet on another hit Jodi- Govinda and Neelam. It is from the 1988 release “Hatya” which was directed by Kirti Kumar (Govinda’s brother). The songs of the movie were written by Indeevar and tuned by Bappi Lahirri. It had a cast of Anupam Kher, Raj Kiran, Om Shivpuri, Johnny Lever, Babu Anthony (a tall, lanky & good looking actor of south Indian films who hasd a great physique too), Aparajitha etc along with Baby Sujitha who played a deaf and mute child around whom the story revolves. It was a remake of a Malayalam movie that was originally directed by Fazil who also wrote the movie in for Hindi along with Kadar Khan. The deaf and mute boy , who is a witness to the brutal murder of his mother, is found by Govinda (Sagar) who makes an effort to locate his parents. Sagar gets into trouble with the cops who think that he is the culprit of the child’s mother. After a few twists and turns the real culprit is apprehended and Sagar gets to walk into the sunset with the little boy’s maasi (Sapna a.k.a. Neelam).

I have seen the Tamil, Malayalam as well as the Hindi versions, a very engrossing movie IMO.

Happy Birthday Govinda…


Song-Aap ko agar zaroorat hai (Hatya)(1988) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics

aap ko agar zaroorat hai
ho ho
ha ha
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai
take take take take
gar gar gar
aap ko agar zaroorat hai
hmm hmm
haan haan
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai
take take take
take take take
kaho kya cheez mohabbat hai
kamzori ya taaqat hai

jisaka naam mohabbat hai
sabse badi woh taaqat hai
aap ko agar zaroorat hai
haan haan
ho ho
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai
take take take
take take take
take take take
take take take

hum toh aap ke paas hain
phir kyun aap udaas hain

kitne hi hon dil mein gham
muskaane se hote hain kam
hona hai woh hona hai
phir kaahe ka rona hai

ho
kitne hi hon dil mein gham
muskaane se hote hain kam
hona hai woh hona hai
phir kaahe ka rona hai
smile smile smile

hahahaha
smile smile smile
smile smile smile

hahahahaha
smile smile smile
aap ko agar zaroorat hai
haan haan
ho ho
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai
take take take
take take take

aa aa aa aa
la la la
laalaa laa

duniya ke aage jhukna kya
aji pyaar ki raahon mein rukna kya

dheere dheere chalen agar
taai kar paaoge kaise safar
laakhon armaan waqt hai kam
tez karo chaahat ke kadam

dheere dheere chalen agar
tai kar paaoge kaise safar
laakhon armaan waqt hai kam
tez karo chaahat ke kadam
run run run
run run run
run run run
run run run
aap ko agar zaroorat hai
hmm hmm
haan haan
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai
take take take
kaho kya cheez mohabbat hai
kamzori ya taaqat hai

jiska naam mohabbat hai
sabse badi woh taaqat hai
aap ko agar zaroorat hai
hmm hmm
ho ho
dil mera haazir e khidmat hai

love love love
love love love


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4742 Post No. : 1668 Movie Count :

4473

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLII: Year 1988
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1988.

In 1988, 130 Hindi movies containing 540 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 21 of these movies and she sang 43 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 16 % of the movies released in 1988. Her voice was heard in 8 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1988.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1988 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Dharam Yudhh Rajesh Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Kulwant Jaani
2 Do Waqt Ki Roti Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
3 Ek Naya Rishta Khayyam 0 1 1 0 0 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
4 Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Anu Malik 1 4 4 0 0 0 Indeewar (3) Prayagraj (1)
5 Gunaahon Ka Faislaa Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
6 Hatya Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
7 Hum To Chale Pardes Vijay Singh 0 2 2 0 0 0 Ravindra Peepat
8 Kabristaan Uttam Jagdeesh 0 1 1 0 0 0 Nida Fazli
9 Kab Tak Chup Rahoongi Bappi Lahiri 0 2 0 2 0 0 Indeewar (1) S H Bihari (1)
10 Khareeddaar Usha Khanna 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
11 Libaas R D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Gulzar
12 Mil Gayi Manzil Mujhe R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
13 Naamumkin R D Burman 0 2 2 0 0 0 Anjaan
14 Paanch Faulaadi Uttam Jagdeesh 0 1 0 1 0 0 Nida Fazli
15 Paap Ki Duniya Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
16 Raamavtaar Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Saagar Sangam Bappi Lahiri 0 4 3 1 0 0 Anjaan
18 Shahanshah Amar Utpal 0 2 0 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
19 Sone Pe Suhaaga Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
20 Vijay Shiv Hari 1 3 1 1 0 1 Nida Fazli
21 Waaris Uttam Jagdeesh 1 5 2 3 0 0 Verma Malik (3) Sardar Panchhi (2)
Total 21 movies 11 MDs 7 43 24 17 1 1 12 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 11 music directors and 12 lyricists in these 20 movies released in 1988. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 645 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1988. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 329 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 305 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (145), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Salil Chaudhary (108), Vasant Desai (104) and Rajesh Roshan (103). Together these sixteen music directors composed 3581 songs out of 4902 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1988. Anand Bakshi with 652 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (405), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (298), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (149). These ten lyricists had penned 3163 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1988 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 171 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 98 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 27 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 2 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 7 43 24 17 1 1
Total upto 1988 1754 movies 3689 4902 3242 1346 204 110

It can be seen from the table of 1988 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 43 songs in 21 movies released in 1988. So she made a recovery of sorts after singing the lowest number of songs in a year in 1987 (just 21).

7 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1988 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 36 songs from movies of 1988 that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs of one movie of 1998, namely “Libaas”(1988) have been covered. So 36 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 20 movies of 1988 are still available for discussion in the blog.

Alphabetically “Dharam Yudhh”(1988) is the first movie of 1988 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Dharam Yudhh”(1988) was produced by Pawan Kumar (Secretary of Shatrughan Sinha) and directed by Sudarshan Nag for Amiya’s Bombay. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Kimi Katkar, Aditya Pancholi, Suresh Oberoi, Saaniya, Sushma Sheth, Anjana Mumtaz, Ranjeet, Pran, Lalita Kumari(Sinha),Sunil Dhawan, Umesh Khanna, Rajesh Nigam, Prakash Johri, Anurag Sharma, Disco Shanti etc in it. This movie was a remake of Pakistani Punjaabi movie “Wadera”(1985).

“Dharam Yudhh”(1988) had six songs in it. It had one multiple version song which was sung by Lata Maneshkar. Here is that song. This bhai bahan song has two versions (happy and sad). Both are sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Kulwant Jani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The happy version is picturised on Saania aka Saniya and Shatrughan Sinha in happier times with Shatrughan Sinha hoping to perform bidaai of his sister. The sad version shows the sister lying dead and it is her arthi instead of doli that is being carried ! One can also see Sunil Dutt, Lalita Kumari Sinha and Kimmi Katkar in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

ith this song, “Dharam Yudhh”(1988) makes its debut in the blog.

Happy version
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Audio link (longer)

Video link (shorter)

Sad version
Audio link(longer)

Video link (shorter)

Song-Bhaiyya bhi tu hai mera baabul bhi tu hai (Dharam Yudhh)(1988) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kulwant Jani, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Happy version (Based on audio link)
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bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaa
ho o o o
ghar se vidaa karke
dil se tum apney ae ae
mujhko kabhee naa
bhulaanaa aan aa aa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaaa
ho o o o
ghar se vidaa karke
dil se tum apney ae
mujhko kabhee naa
bhulaanaa aa aa aa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai aey ae
mera baabul bhi tu hai

sone ki thaali mein khilaayaa hai tooney
phoolon pe mujhko sulaayaa
pairon ke neechey mere
kaliyaan bichchaayeen een
sar pe rakhaa apnaa saayaa
ho o o saarey jahaan mein kahaan
tujhsaa milegaa
koyee bhi apnaa begaanaa aa aaa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishthon ki laaj nibhaanaa

angnaa mein tere maine
bachpan se ab tak
jee bhar ke kee hai manmaani
thodaa saa baaqi tere
ghar mein bachaa hai
ab to meraa daanaa paanee
ho oo o
main teri duniyaa se
jab door jaaoon oon
yaadon ke deepak jalaanaa aa aa aa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaa
ho o o o
ghar se vidaa kar ke
dil se tum apney ae
mujhko kabhee naa
bhulaanaa aa aa aa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai aey ae
mera baabul bhi tu hai
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai aey
mera baabul bhi tu hai ae ae

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Sad version (based on audio link)
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barson paalo
poso beti ee
phir khud karo bidaayeee
bedardee duniyaa ne ae ae
kyun kar r
aisee ee reet banaayee ee

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa

angnaa mein tere maine
bachpan se ab tak
jee bhar ke kee hai manmaanee
aaa aaa aaa aaa
thodaa saa baaqi tere (aaa aaa aaa)
ghar mein bachaa aa hai (aaa aaa aaa)
ab to meraa daanaa-paanee (aaa aaa aaa)
main teri duniyaa se
jab door jaaoon (aaa aaa aaa)
yaadon ke deepak (aaa aaa aaa)
jalaanaa aa aa aa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaaa
bhaiyaa bhi tu hai
mera baabul bhi tu hai
donon rishton ki laaj nibhaanaaa


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

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Music Composer – Uttam Singh – 02
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We are discussing songs composed by Uttam Singh as music director. In the first post we discussed a song from the ‘1983’ movie ‘Painter Babu’ where music was composed by Uttam Singh with Jagdish Khanna.

Uttam Singh and Jagdish Khanna collaborated as music composers together in many movies. After ‘Painter Babu’, they collaborated in ‘Waaris-1988’. The songs of ‘Waaris’ became very popular and the sales of this movies’s music album created records.

Today we will listen to a song from this movie ‘Waaris-1988’.

‘Waaris-1988’ was directed by Ravinder Peepat for ‘G.G. Widescreen’. It was presented by Iqbal Singh Atwal and Amarjit Singh.

This movie was produced by Mrs. Swarn Yograj, Baldev Gill, and J.S. Cheema. It had Smita Patil, Raj Babbar, Amrita Singh, Raj Kiran, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Amrish Puri.
Also featuring in the cast included by Sushma Seth, Sudhir Pandey, Ramesh Tiwari, Avtar Gill, Javed Khan, Shashi Bala, Rana Jang Bahadur, Mohinder Mastan, Rita Sikand, Kuldeep Kaur, Ravi Bhushan, Gurucharan Baggan, Ramna, Sardar Sohi, Mohan Baggan, Sarandeep Dhillon, Amrik Gill, Ashwini Bharadwaj, Arvind Kumar, Manju Bhatia, Ram Murti, and others.

This movie introduced Navneet Singh. Amrit Pal, Anjana Mumtaz and Pradeep Kumar made special appearances in this movie.

This movie was based on Punjab Novel ‘Kaare Haathi’ written by Sohan Singh Hans. Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Baldev Gill. Editing of this movie was done by Subhash Sehgal. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.04.1988.

‘Warris-1988’ had nine songs in it (including one multiple version song). Vermal Malik, Qamar Jalalabadi and Sardar Panchhi were the lyricists for this movie. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Manmohan Singh and Mahendra Kapoor had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

As mentioned above music for this movie was composed by Uttam-Jagdish (Uttam Singh-Jagdish Khanna).

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Man Mohan Singh. On screen it is lip synced by Amrita Singh and Raj Babbar, respectively.

Today 23rd June 2021 is sixty-nineth birth anniversary of actor Raj Babbar. And on this occasion, we wish him a very happy birthday and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

With today’s melodious song ‘Waaris-1988’ makes its debut on the blog.

‘Waaris-1988’ also joins with ‘Waaris-1954’ and ‘Waaris-1969’ on the blog. (Both ‘Waaris’ of 1954 and 1969 are already ‘Yippeeeed’ on the blog.)

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio

Video

Song-Mere pyaar ki umar ho itni sanam (Waaris)(1988) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Man Mohan Singh, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Uttam Jagdish
Both

Lyrics

mere pyaar ki umar ho itni ee sanam
ho o o
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni ee sanam
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni sanam
aa aa aa aa
aa aa a aa
o o o o o
aa aa aa aa
mere pyaar ki umar ho o itni ee sanam
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam

teri khushi se hai khushi
tere gham se hai gham
teri khushi se hai khushi
tere gham se hai gham
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni ee sanam

mere sapne gulaabi
neendein ho gayin jawaan
mere sapne gulaabi
neendein ho gayi jawaan
lo aa ke teri baanhon mein
aen aen aen ae
lo aa ke teri baahon mein
main kho gayi kahaan
haazir hai jaan
jaan e man
jaan ki qasam
haazir hai jaan
jaan e man
jaan ki qasam
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam

mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni sanam

ho o o o o o
o o o o o o
bin tere ik pal bhi
mujhse rahaa nahin jaaye ae
bin tere ik pal bhi
mujhse rahaa nahin jaaye
ye door door rahnaa aa
aa aa aa aa
ye door door rahnaa
ab sahaa nahin jaaye

teri pyaar bhari baahon mein hi
niklegaa dam
teri pyaar bhari baahon mein hi
niklegaa dam
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni ee sanam

o o o o o
o o o o o
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
o o o o o o
ik chhotaa saa ghar ho
rahe donon wahaan
jahaan pyaar se milen
ye dharti aasmaan
ik chhotaa saa ghar ho o
ho o o
ik chhotaa saa ghar ho
rahen donon wahaan
jahaan pyaar se milen
ye dharti aasmaan
toot jaaye naa aa
kahin mere pyaar ka bharam
toot jaaye naa aa
kahin mere pyaar ka bharam

tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam
teri khushi se hai khushi
tere gham se hai gham
teri khushi se hai khushi
tere gham se hai gham
tere naam se shuru
tere naam pe khatam

mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni sanam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni sanam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni ee sanam
mere pyaar ki umr ho o itni ee sanam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरे प्यार की उमर हो इतनी ई सनम
ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो इतनी ई सनम
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी सनम
आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम

तेरी ख़ुशी से है ख़ुशी
तेरे ग़म से है ग़म
तेरी ख़ुशी से है ख़ुशी
तेरे ग़म से है ग़म
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम

मेरे सपने गुलाबी
नींदें हो गयी जवान
मेरे सपने गुलाबी
नींदें हो गयी जवान
लो आ के तेरी बाहों में
ए ए ए ए
लो आ के तेरी बाहों में
मैं खो गयी कहाँ
हाज़िर है जान
जान ए मन
जान की क़सम
हाज़िर है जान
जान ए मन
जान की क़सम
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम

मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बिन तेरे इक पल भी
मुझसे रहा नहीं जाए ए
बिन तेरे इक पल भी
मुझसे रहा नहीं जाए ए
ये दूर दूर रहना आ
आ आ आ आ
ये दूर दूर रहना
अब सहा नहीं जाए

तेरी प्यार भरी बाहों में ही
निकलेगा दम
तेरी प्यार भरी बाहों में ही
निकलेगा दम
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
इक छोटा सा घर हो
रहे दोनों वहाँ
जहां प्यार से मिले
ये धरती आसमान
इक छोटा सा घर हो ओ
हो ओ ओ
इक छोटा सा घर हो
रहे दोनों वहाँ
जहां प्यार से मिले
ये धरती आसमान
टूट जाए ना आ
कहीं मेरे प्यार का भरम
टूट जाए ना आ
कहीं मेरे प्यार का भरम

तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम
तेरी ख़ुशी से है ख़ुशी
तेरे ग़म से है ग़म
तेरी ख़ुशी से है ख़ुशी
तेरे ग़म से है ग़म
तेरे नाम से शुरू
तेरे नाम पे ख़तम

मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम
मेरे प्यार की उमर हो ओ इतनी ई सनम

 


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Remembrance Day   —    Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar (of Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

Today is the 23rd remembrance day of Laxmikant S. Kudalkar one half of the music composer duo fondly known as L-P.  They were the sole torch bearers by 1988, of the melodious music of the golden era of HFM.   Though RD Burman was still around, but doing very few films.  L-P it seems never took a breather, till the demise of  Laxmikant on 25.05.1998.  I personally don’t know of any instance where Pyarelal composed a film score alone.

Laxmikant–Pyarelal received won 7 awards and 15 nominations for best music direction in the Filmfare awards.

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director– Won

1965 Dosti
1968 Milan
1970 Jeene Ki Raah
1978 Amar Akbar Anthony
1979 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
1980 Sargam
1981 Karz

They have composed close to 3000 songs out of which 896 are posted.  So the tally is so close to 900 mark.   Today is actually Remembrance Day of Sunil Dutt also.  I could have easily found a song by L-P featuring Sunil Dutt to post, but I was reminded of this wonderful group song from ‘Tezaab’ in a video forward in the family group.

Belgaum city has been put under strict lock down for the extended weekend from Friday to Monday.  The video is maybe shot last year showing empty streets, markets and by-lanes of the city.  It was moving very fast, so I failed to recognise much of the blurred views. This song from ‘Tezaab’ 1988 was playing in the background, so I decided to do this song post.  I have always liked the song for the humming in the background, and night journey in the battered vehicle with a broken wind shield.  Chunky Pandey and his friends are singing this song.  While sad looking Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor are trying to enjoy their antics.  Second stanza is filmed on these two with background singing by Alka Yagnik and Shabbir Kumar.  Nitin Mukesh is giving playback to Chunky Pandey.

Peevesie’s Mom would have liked to post this as Chunky Pandey’s song, I suspect.  But I have it as a night song from ‘Tezaab’ by Nitin Mukesh.  That’s how I remembered it and had thought of including it in the ‘Chaandni Raatien’ series.  But since there is no moon visible here, nor it is mentioned in the song, so desisted.

The other day after reading Madhuri’s birthday post on 15th May, I remembered many songs.  Even started one post for a Madhuri song, but could not complete it.  That one is also a hit L-P score.  But for now, that song will have to wait.

For a five-minute song, this is having only 2 stanza’s.  So, I looked for audio version, thinking that it may have an extra stanza.  But there is no extra stanza in the audio version, which is slightly longer with repetition of mukhda.

So, let’s enjoy this hummable, slow, melodious, pensive, meaningful song, written by Javed Akhtar.

And remember Laxmikant Kudalkar, the musician.

Video

Audio

Song – So Gaya Ye Jahaan, So Gaya Aasmaan (Tezaab) (1988), Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Alka Yagnik, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – Lakshmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein (hmmmm)
so gayaa hai rast aa(hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
raat aayi to wo jin ke ghar thhe
wo ghar ko gaye so gaye
raat aayi to ham jaise
awaara phir nikle
raahon mein aur kho gaye
iss gali uss gali
iss nagar uss nagar
jaayen bhi to kahaan
jaana chaahein agar
ho oo so gayeen een (hmmmm)
hain saari manzilien (hmmmm)
o saari manzilein
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan
so gaya ye jahaan
so gaya aasmaan

kuchh meri suno
kuchh apni kaho
ho paas to aise ea
chup na raho o
ham paas bhi hain
aur door bhi hain
azaad bhi hain
majboor bhi hain
kyun pyar ka mausam
beet gayaa
kyun ham se zamaana
jeet gayaa aa
har ghadi mera dil
gham ke ghere mein hai ea
zindagi door tak ab
andhere mein hai
andhere mein hai ea ea
andhere mein hai

ho so gayeen een
hain saari manzilien
o saari manzilein en
so gayaa hai rastaa
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)
so gaya ye jahaan (hmmmm)
so gaya aasmaan (hmmmm)

hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————————

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम

सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
सो गया है रस्ता (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

रात आई तो वो जिनके घर थे
वो घर को गए सो गए
रात आई तो हम जैसे
आवारा फिर निकले
राहों में और खो गए
इस गली उस गली
इस नगर उस नगर
जाएँ भी कहाँ
जाना चाहें अगर
हो ओ सो गईं॰॰॰ (हम्ममम)
हैं सारी मंज़िलें (हम्ममम)
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान
सो गया ये जहां
सो गया आसमान

कुछ मेरी सुनो
कुछ अपनी कहो
हो पास तो ऐसे॰॰॰
चुप न रहो
हम पास भी हैं
और दूर भी हैं
आज़ाद भी हैं
मजबूर भी हैं
क्यूँ प्यार का मौसम
बीत गया
क्यूँ हमसे ज़माना
जीत गया
हर घड़ी मेरा दिल’
ग़म के घेरे में है
ज़िंदगी दूर तक अब
अंधेरे में है
अंधेरे में है॰॰॰
अंधेरे में है

हो सो गईं॰॰॰
हैं सारी मंज़िलें
ओ सारी मंज़िलें
सो गया है रस्ता
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)
सो गया ये जहां (हम्ममम)
सो गया आसमान (हम्ममम)

हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम
हम्ममम म्ममममम


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

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Today, December 14, 2020 is the 86th birthday of Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner and Padma Bhushan Shyam Benegal who was born on December 14, 1934 in Hyderabad. He set a bench-mark for Hindi film industry by successfully making parallel films. His films became inspirations for some Hindi film producer-directors to venture into the ‘middle of the road’ films (a cross between mainstream and parallel films).

From the childhood, Shyam Benegal was familiar with a movie camera as his father owned a 16mm movie camera to shoot some family events. Besides, he was also exposed to English, Hindi and South Indian films which he used to watch in a theatre in an army cantonment in Secundrabad where his father worked as a professional photographer. In one of his many interviews, he had admitted that in his childhood, he was a film junkie and would watch any type of films.

At the age of 12, Shyam Benegal made his first amateur film of about 10 minutes duration from his father’s movie camera covering the visits of his family friends and relatives in summer vacations and going with them for picnics etc. As he grew up, he had already made up his mind to become a film maker. The success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) made by his cousin, Guru Dutt inspired him to the extent that ‘if Guru Dutt could do it why not me’? But those days, there was not much opportunity to pursue film-making in Hyderabad.

In 1955, Shyam Benegal visited Kolkata and met his uncle who knew that he was interested in film-making. He advised him to first watch a Bangla film made by an unknown person who was a commercial artist and let him know his reaction. The film he watched was Satyajit Ray’s maiden film ‘Pather Panchali’ (1955). For the first time, Shyam Benegal felt that this film was quite different from what he had so far seen in the theatre which included films from Prabhat, New Theatres,Bombay Talkies, Mehboob Khan and even some English films. He took a decision that if at all he became a film maker, he would make films which would be different from the mainstream films and would have his stamp of film-making.

In 1959, after completion of M.A. in Economics from Osmania University, Shyam Benegal came to Mumbai in his pursuit to become a film maker. Much earlier, Guru Dutt had invited him to join him as Assistant Director. But he had declined the offer as he did not want to take that route to become a film-maker. After remaining unemployed for about 6 months, he got a job in an advertising agency as a copyrighter. Within a short period, he became its creative head. During his stints in advertising companies in 1959-66, he made over 900 advertising and documentary films.

The working in advertising and documentary films gave Shyam Benegal the ‘hands on’ experience of all the major departments of film-making. During 1966-73, Shyam Benegal taught at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.

During college days, Shyam Benegal had written a script based on what he had witnessed during Telangana Peasants Movement (1946-51). Having gain the experience of film making, he had decided to make a full-length feature film based on his script. For such type of a film, it was difficult to get a financier and more difficult to get a distributor even if the film was made. After many attempts, at last, he got a financier, Mohan Bijlani of Blaze Films for his first film. Blaze Films had distributed many of Shyam Benegal’s advertising films. The title of the film ‘Ankur’ (1974) was suggested by Anant Nag for whom it was his maiden Hindi film.

The success of ‘Ankur’ (1974) resulted in Shyam Bengal’s partnership with Blaze Films in some of his subsequent films like ‘Nishaant’ (1975), ‘Bhumika’ (1977) and ‘Mandi’ (1983). During 1979-81, Shyam Benegal got the opportunity to make ‘Junoon’ (1979) and ‘Kalyug’ (1981) with Shashi Kapoor who not only produced these films but also acted in them.

By 1983, Shyam Benegal had proved his credential as a successful parallel film maker. Almost all his feature films not only recovered the cost of production, but also made money in some films. Despite this, Shyam Benegal had somewhat lean period after “Mandi’ (1983). During this time, Shyam Benegal kept himself busy with directing TV serials – a 15-part ‘Yatra’ (1982) for Indian Railways and a 53-episode ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988) for Doordarshan which are regarded as Shyam Benegal’s classic T V serials.

Shyam Benegal was back to the films with his Muslim trilogy, ‘Mammo’ (1994), ‘Sardari Begum’ (1996) and ‘Zubeida’ (2001). He continues to make films of his choice which are different not only from the mainstream cinemas but also from his earlier films.

I had become aware of Shyam Benegal from his very first film ‘Ankur’ (1974) which I saw in the theatre after its release. Afterwards, I had no opportunity to see any of his subsequent films until I watched some of them in the digital era during the last 5-6 years. So, subsequent to ‘Ankur’ (1974), I always related his name with the Doordarshan serial, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988) which I had watched almost all the episodes during its first telecast.

Before ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, I had watched other serials shown on Doordarshan like, ‘Hum Log’ (1984), G P Sippy’s ‘Buniyaad’ (1986), Kundan Shah’s ‘Nukkad’ (1986). Ramanand Sagar’ ‘Ramayan’ (1987) etc. But, in my view, none of these could match ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988) in terms of grandeurs, technical excellence, performances of the actors, music and above all the brilliant filming of each episode by the director, Shyam Benegal. It was a monumental series encompassing the period from Indus Valley Civilisation to India’s independence. And this vast history and culture of India was to be covered in 53 episodes. I regard ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988) as the top classic Doordarshan serial of an epic proportion which is yet to be qualitatively matched by any of the subsequent T.V. serials.

Shyam Benegal had said after many years that it was his sheer madness that made him to undertake such a mammoth work as it involved a lot of research, coordination with the actors and crew members especially when some of them were also working in the films. Furthermore, it was a risky venture involving religious, political and social commentaries over a period of 5000 years of history. Fortunately for him, there was no interferences from Doordarshan, political parties, religious and social organisations during the making as well as during its telecast. After the completion of the shootings, he was glad that he took upon himself this project giving him a great satisfaction and an experience of life time.

The genesis of making ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ for Doordarshan as revealed by Shyam Benegal in a Doordarshan interview goes back to the year 1985 when Doordarshan had already commissioned the serials ‘Ramayan’ (1987) and ‘Mahabharat’ (1988). Once these two religious serials were ready for telecast, they wanted to commission another serial on India’s history and culture for which Shyam Benegal was invited for discussion. He was already in the making of a serial ‘Yatra’ (1986) for Indian Railways to be telecast on Doordarshan.

During the school days, one of the relatives of Shyam Benegal had gifted him a book ‘Discovery of India’ (1944), written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru while he was in Ahmednagar jail during 1942-46 following his participation in ‘Quit India’ movement in 1942. Shyam Benegal had read this book many times as he grew from boy into his adulthood. He was enamored by the history and diverse culture of India as enumerated in the book. He discussed this subject with the Doordarshan authorities and they approved the subject.

By early 1986, Shayam Benegal started the preliminary work on the T.V. serial for writing the script of ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ with a team of 10 writers which included himself, Shama Zaidi, Vasant Deo, Ashok Mishra among others and 22 eminent historians, each with their specialised fields. Simultaneously, he sent his Art Director and the Production Designer with a team of assistants to Archaeological Survey of India’s Office at New Delhi to research on the relevant periods of artifacts, costumes etc. After spending about 8 months in Delhi and other places all over India, they submitted their works.

After the script, screen-play and dialogues were completed, the shooting started in early 1988 which continued for the next 18 months. A major part of the shooting of all the 53 episodes was done at the Film City, Goregaon where as many as 144 sets were erected during the period of 18 months. Some shootings were also done at few historical locations in some parts of India and the shooting in the open ground and forests in the Western Ghats. Over 500 actors mostly drawn from FTII. National School of Drama and other film training institutes were involved in the shooting. Some of the prominent actors included Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, K K Raina, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Pallavi Joshi, Aloknath, Pankaj Berry, Ila Arun, Irfan Khan, Vijay Kashyap, Anjaan Srivastav, Mita Vashisht, Tom Alter, Jalal Agha, Urmila Bhatt, Surendra Pal and many more. Some of them had done multiples roles in the serial.

I have given all these details of the serial just to get the readers the enormity of the project which was a herculean task for Shyam Benegal to manage. The end result was that ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ was as popular in terms of viewership as ‘Buniyaad’ and ‘Mahabharat’ according to Doordarshan. Another end result of this serial as Vanraj Bhatia said in a lighter vein was that after the end of 18 months of shooting, Shyam Benegal looked much older than his age.

On the occasion of Shyam Benegal’s 86th birthday, we wish him a happy birth day and pray for his good health and an active life as a film-maker. He has said in an interview a couple of years ago that film-making will remain his passion at any age as long as he is active.

On the occasion of Shyam Benegal’s 86th birthday, I felt that I should select one of many songs from his extravagant T.V. serial, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ (1988) which he considers to be the toughest assignment he had undertaken so far. Only a couple of songs from this serial have been uploaded on a video sharing platform of which I have selected a Sufi ghazal, ‘zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful’ in Episode-27. This Amir Khusrou’s ghazal is sung in qawwali stayle by Murlidhar who is a singer-actor in Nepali film industry. He is one of the deciples of Pandit Jasraj. I have seen him in an interview on one of the Nepali T.V. Channels and I feel that qawwali may have been picturised on him as well. Vanraj Bhatia is the music director assisted by Kersi Lord and Ashok Patki.

In the serial, the qawwali is preceded by a devotional song of Sant Tukaram. Both the song and the qawwali are reflections of the influences of thoughts and culture of Hindus on Muslims and vice versa during the start of the Bhakti Movement in North India.

One of the main features of the ghazal is that the lines in the first couplet is written half in Persian and other half in Brij Bhasha. Thereafter in rest of the two couplets, the first line is in Persian and the second line in Brij Bhasha.

The actual ghazal has been written as under:

zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan
ki taab-e-hijraan nadaaram-e-jaan na lehu kaaye lagaaye chatiyaan

shabaan-e-hijraan daraaz choon zulf wa rooz-e-waslat choo umr kotah
sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhoon to kaise kaatoon andheri ratiyaan

ba-haqq-e-aan mah ki roz-e-mahshar ba-daad maara fareb ‘Khusro’
sapit mann ke duraaye rakhoon jo jaaye paaun piya ki khatiyaan

The English translation of the ghazal is on the video clip.

There are two more she’rs in the ghazal which have not been included in the qawwali. The omitted two she’rs are as under:

yakayak az dil do chashm jaadoo ba-sad-farebam ba-burd taskeen
kise padi hai jo jaa sunaave piyaare pee ko hamaari batiyaan

choon sham-e-sozaan choon zarra hairaan mehr-e-aan-mah bagashtam aakhir
na neend nainaan na ang chainaan na aap aave na bheje patiyaan

Acknowledgement: Some of the information for the article is taken from the following sources:

1. ‘Yaadon Ke Saaye’ – An interview of Shyam Benegal by Irfaan on Rajya Sabha TV.

2. ‘Dil Se’ – An interview of Shyam Benegal on a TV Channel.

3. The making of ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ – An interview of Shyam Benegal conducted on Doordarshan.

Video Clip:

Song-Zihaal e miskin makun tagaaful ( Bharat Ek Khoj)(1988) Singer-Murlidhar, Lyrics-Amir Khusro, MD-Vanraj Bhatia
Chorus

Lyrics

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zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan
zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan

zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan

ki taab-e-hijraan nadaaram-e-jaan
na lehu kaaye lagaaye chhatiyaan
ki taab-e-hijraan nadaaram-e-jaan
na lehu kaaye lagaaye chatiyaan

ki taab-e-hijraan
nadaaram-e-jaan
na lehu kaahe lagaaye chatiyaan
lagaaye chatiyaan
lagaaye chatiyaan
lagaaye chhatiyaan
na lehu kaaye lagaaye chatiyaan
zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan

shabaan-e-hijraan daraaz choon zulf
wa roz-e-waslat choo umr kotah
wa roz-e-waslat choo umr kotah
wa roz-e-waslat choo umr kotah

sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhoon
to kaise kaatoon andheri ratiyaan
sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhoon
to kaise kaatoon
to kaise kaatoon
to kaise kaatoon andheri ratiyaan
to kaise kaatoon andheri ratiyaan
sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhoon
to kaise kaatoon andheri ratiyaan

ba haqq-e-aan mah ki roz-e-mahshar
ba daad maara fareb ‘Khusro’
ba daad maara fareb ‘Khusro’
ba daad maara
ba daad maara fareb ‘Khusro’
ba daad maara fareb ‘Khusro’
sapit mann ki duraaye rakhoon
jo jaaye paaun piya ke khatiyaan
sapit mann ki duraaye rakhoon
ha aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
sapit mann ki duraaye rakhoon
ha aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
sapit mann ki duraaye rakhoon
ha aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
sapit mann ki duraaye rakhoon
jo jaaye paaun piya ke khatiyaan
zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan
zihaal-e-miskeen makun taghaaful
duraaye naina banaaye batiyaan


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