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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1990s (1991 to 2000)’ Category


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4257 Post No. : 15477

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 10
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Welcome all to the today’s post where I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Saudaagar-1991’. This is one of the two movies falling under ‘Blog Ten-Year challenge’ today. Another movie is ‘Sunahri Naagin-1963’.

Only two songs (better strike rate than the current ‘one song per day’😊) were posted on the blog on this day ten years back i.e. on 14.03.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ilu Ilu Saudaagar-1991 02 of 06 songs posted
Tu hi tu hai main dekhaa karoon Sunahri Naagin-1963 05 of 08 songs posted

‘Saudaagar-1991’ is one of the many movies that I watched during my stay at Kota. I remember I watched this movie twice during its initial release. Later I have always enjoyed it in ‘parts’ whenever it was on TV channels. The main reason for watching the movie was that it was directed by Subhash Ghai (he was the producer as well) and secondly its ‘music’.
I am big fan of Subhash Ghai , not only for his direction but for the music of his movies as well.

Music has always been a ‘highlight’ of the movies directed by him and also the picturization of the song sequences in his movies which are choreographed in ‘style’.

I still remember watching ‘Ram Lakhan-1989’, ‘Saudaagar-1991’ and ‘Khalnayak-1993’ to packed houses in Kota and the audience breaking into cheers and dancing to the tunes of ‘My name is Lakhan’, ‘Ilu Ilu’, ‘Imli ka boota beri ka ped’, and other songs in ‘Ram Lakhan-1989’ and ‘Saudaagar-1991’.

Also, I cannot forget the ‘mesmerising silence’ watching the ‘artistically choreographed’ ‘Choli ke peechhe kya hai’ and the ‘picturesque beauty’ in the song ‘Paalki mein ho ke sawaar chali re’… from ‘Khalnaayak-1993’.

His collaboration with the music-duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal started with the ‘1979’ movie ‘Gautam Govinda’ and lasted till ‘Khalnayak-1993’.
Let us have a look on the list of movies where Laxmikant-Pyarelal scored the music for the movies directed by Subhash Ghai;

SNo Movie Title Year
01 Gautam Govinda 1979
02 Karz 1980
03 Krodhi 1981
04 Hero 1983
06 Meri Jung 1985
07 Karma 1986
08 Ram Lakhan 1989
09 Saudaagar 1991
10 Khalnaayak 1993

Today’s song from ‘1991’ movie ‘Saudaagar’ is picturized on the then debutant pair Manisha Koirala and Vivek Mushran. Also present in the picturization of the song is Anupam Kher who played a ‘pivotal’ role in the movie.

The song is sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Manhar Udhas and Sukhvinder Singh. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Two songs from ‘Saudaagar-1991’ posted on the blog earlier are as follows;

Song Posted On
Ilu Ilu 14.03.2010
Imli ka boota beri ka ped 11.12.2013

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video
(video)
Audio

Song-Saudaagar saudaa kar (Saudaagar)(1991) Singers-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Manhar Udhas, Sukhvinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Based on audio link)

tu panchhi
pardesi
tu jogi hai ki jaadugar

inme se koyi bhi nahin
main sapnon ka saudaagr

Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Saudaagar hmm hmm hmm
Saudaa kar hmm hmm hmm
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar

Haath kisi ka wo pakde
O o o o o o o
Haath kisi ka wo pakde
Jo chhode jag saara aa
Tu oonche mehlon waali
Main beghar banjaara
Ik dooje ke dil mein rahenge
Kya karna hai ghar
Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar

Tere saath main kaise
Pyaar ka saudaa kar loon oon
Tere saath main kaise
Pyaar ka saudaa kar loon oon
Aisa koi waada kar
Main jispe bharosa kar loon
Jo chaahe likhwaa le mujhse
Kore kaagaz par
Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar

Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa

Dil to hai ae
Par dil ke
Par dil ke
Armaan kahaan se laaun
Doli sehra kangan sab
Saamaan kahaan se laaun
Doli sehra kangan sab
Saamaan kahaan se laaun

Thhodaasa sindoor kahin se le aa
Bas jaa kar
Saudaagar hmm hmm hmm
Saudaa kar hmm hmm hmm
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar

Soch samajh le
Baad mein naa pachhtaana
Ye kah kar
Saudaagar saudaa kar
Dil le le ae
Le le ae
Dil de kar
De kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Dil le le ae
Dil de kar

Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar
Saudaagar saudaa kar r r
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar
O dil le le ae
Dil de kar

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तू पंछी
परदेसी
तू जोगी है कि जादूगर

इनमे से कोई भी नहीं
मैं सपनों का सौदागर

सौदागर सौदा कर र र
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
सौदागर सौदा कर र र
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
सौदागर ह्म ह्म ह्म
सौदा कर ह्म ह्म ह्म
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर

हाथ किसी का वो पकडे
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हाथ किसी का वो पकडे
जो छोड़े जग सारा आ
तू ऊंचे महलों वाली
मैं बेघर बंजारा
इक दूजे के दिल में रहेंगे
क्या करना है घर
सौदागर सौदा कर र र
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर

तेरे साथ मैं कैसे
प्यार का सौदा कर लूं ऊँ
तेरे साथ मैं कैसे
प्यार का सौदा कर लूं ऊँ
ऐसा कोई वादा कर
मैं जिसपे भरोसा कर लूं
जो चाहे लिखवा ले मुझसे
कोरे कागज़ पर
सौदागर सौदा कर र र
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर

ह्म ह्म ह्म
ह्म ह्म ह्म

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

दिल तो है ए
पर दिल के
पर दिल के
अरमान कहाँ से लाऊं
डोली सेहरा कंगन सब
सामान कहाँ से लाऊं
डोली सेहरा कंगन सब
सामान कहाँ से लाऊं

थोडासा सिन्दूर कहीं से ले आ
बस जा कर
सौदागर ह्म ह्म ह्म
सौदा कर ह्म ह्म ह्म
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर

सोच समझ ले
बाद में ना पछताना
ये कह कर
सौदागर सौदा कर
दिल ले ले ए
ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर

सौदागर सौदा कर र र
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
सौदागर सौदा कर र र
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर
ओ दिल ले ले ए
दिल दे कर


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4235 Post No. : 15446

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 7
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Welcome all to this post under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ – (2010-2020).
Once again we have a movie which has completed a ‘decade’ on the blog with only one of its song posted on the blog.

This movie is ‘Raja Babu-1994’.

Regulars on the blog would be surprised why I am presenting a song from this movie? I am neither a Govinda fan nor is this a song that triggers any memories in my mind.

I want to clarify that I do have a connected memory associated with this movie and I watched it too. But it was not by choice, rather to make used of my waiting time, when I was forced to endure wait of twelve to sixteen hours at Guna (M.P) Railway station.

I was reminded of that incident when I came across the name of thjis movie while checking for the ‘blog ten-year challenge’.

I was travelling from Nagpur to Kota via Bina. At Guna station our train was terminated as there was some problem on the Guna-Kota route. Onward journey was possible only next day. My cousin (from Nagpur) was also travelling with me so we decided to take a round of Guna. There was a theatre near the railway station running this movie ‘Raja Babu-1994’ so (reluctantly for me, because I was not much interested in watching all the new movies then) we decided to watch this movie.

I don’t remember now if I like it then or not.

I think I had only watched very few of Govinda movies viz. ‘Marte Dam Tak-1987’, ‘Swarg-1990’, ‘Hum-1991’, ‘Aankhen-1993’ when I was staying at Kota and watching movies with colleagues on Sundays/holidays was ‘customary’.
However, later on I like him very much in ‘Coolie No.1-1995’, ‘Deewana Mastaana-1997’, ‘Bade Miyaan Chhote Miyaan-1998’ etc.

Recently I get to watched his ‘Bhaagam Bhaag-2006’ on TV.

Coming back to today’s post, one song from ‘Raja Babu-1994’-the much talked about song (or the most popular?) from this movie- has already been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the second song from the movie to be posted on the blog.

Two songs were posted on the blog on this day ten years back i.e. on 21.02.2010;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Sarkaay lyo khatiyaa jaada lage Raja Babu-1994 01 of 07 songs posted
Din control ke aye … itni lambi chaudi duniya Mr. Sampat-1952 03 of 13 songs posted

‘Raja Babu-1994’ was directed by David Dhawan for ‘Sapna Arts’. It was produced by Nandu G. Tolani. It had Govinda, Karishma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra and Kadar Khan, and others.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by K. Bhagyaraj. Dialogues were written by Anees Bazmee. A.K. Rana was the Chief Asstt. Director and A Muthu was the Editor of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.01.1994.

Lyrics for the seven songs (including one multiple version song) in this movie were written by Sameer and music was composed by Anand-Milind.

Only one song from this movie has been posted earlier and the today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a duet song sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Udit Narayan and its picturized on Govinda, Karishma Kapoor and others.

Let us now listen to this song …

(Note: (1) – The words in the ‘mukhda’ of this song are different as ‘Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye, ab dil naa lagey dilbar’ in the separate audio/video links available on YT however in the movie (available online) the words are ‘Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye meri, dil naa lagey dilbar’. Lyrics noted here are as per the audio link given below (longer version).
Note: (2) – The audio version is having one extra ‘antaraa’ (the second one, which is not in the video) which has been included in the lyrics below).

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Yaad sataaye teri neend churaaye (Raja Babu)(1994) Singers-Kavita Krishnamurthy, Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anand Milind

Lyrics

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

ho yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

tere liye maine ae
chhod diya sab ko o
teri mohabbat mein ae
bhool gaya rab ko o

tere liye maine ae
chhod diya sab ko
teri mohabbat mein ae
bhool gaya rab ko

mujhko duniya mil gayi
tujse naata jod ke ae
jaaunga na main kabhi
tera aanchal chhod ke

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar
ho yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

jeena nahin mujhko o
saathi kabhi tere bin

jaan luta doongi ee
tere liye ik din
jeena nahin mujhko
saathi kabhi tere bin

jaan luta doongi ee
tere liye ik din
ab to hamko saathiya
jeena marna sang hai

kehta jaayega sadaa
ye to pyaar ka rang hai
aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

sej saji apni ee
mehki bahaaron se ae
maang sajaa doon main
chaand sitaaron se ae

sej saji apni ee
mehki bahaaron se ae
maang sajaa doon main
chaand sitaaron se ae

palkon (?) ki doli saji
baithhi sapnon ki Dulhan
neele ambar ke taley
aaj huaa apna milan

aa galey lagaa le
main tadpoon akele
ab raat raat bhar
yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

yaad sataaye teri
neend churaaye
ab dil naa lagey dilbar

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa

aaja aa aa aa
aaja aa aa aa


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4228 Post No. : 15437 Movie Count :

4253

As valentine day party songs go, this one is not really so big on the event. Except for the heart shaped balloons, there is no other indication of this being a valentine day song. Point to be noted is that, the blog seems to have ignored this occasion also, along with a host of other days that are specifically designated throughout the year. Whatsapp university does a quite adequate job of reminding us of all these days, be it mother’s day, father’s day, couple day, hug day, chocolate day to name a few. These are just the days which came readily to mind, because a few of them were during this past week.

I remembered this song today just out of the blue from the film “Dil to paagal hai”. I remember seeing this film in theatre, must be in 1997. My elder sister was very fond of Yash Chopra films and the star cast was, as it is very much ascending stars of the era. Nevertheless I remember at one point in the film, where I told my sister that I don’t want to see this film and we are leaving. Which point I don’t care to share here.

This song talking of ‘Chaand’ & ‘Raat’ is actually compliant with my posts series titled ‘Chaandni Raatien”. Composer is Uttam Singh and the lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. It is picturized on Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. Shah Rukh and Karishma are at a Valentine Day party, whereas Madhuri Dixit is at her home, dreaming and singing along. At this point I think Shah Rukh and Madhuri haven’t met each other, but are scheduled to meet and fall in love. This song is in anticipation of the things to come in the story, because you see they have read the script and the song was ready, so the situation had to be created for it. Udit Narayan sings for Shah Rukh and Lata Mangeshkar is singing for Madhuri and Karishma both. The song is very catchy too despite being a mood song.

The film is full of melodious hit songs which were a rage then. Film and the songs won quite a few awards too. This song is having the tunes of other songs from the same film, as interlude. Again as I said the characters are anticipating the songs to feature in the film later on. Good imagination all around.


Song-Chaand ne kuchh kaha raat ne kuchh suna(Dil To Paagal Hai)(1997) Singers-Udit Narayan, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Uttam Singh
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey hey
oo ho ho ho ho
Hmmm mmmmm
La la la laa laaaa

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Kya kahoon kya pataa
Baat kya ho gayee ee
Dillagi ye mere
Saathh kya ho gayee
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Ik ishaara hai yeh
Dil pukaara hai ye
Iss se churaa na nazar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha
aa haa

Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa
Ru ru ru ru ru ru uuuu
La la la la laa la laa

Ho oo ooo
Ooo ooooo
Hmmm mmmm
Mmmmmmm
La la la la la la
La la la laa la laa
Hai kaun kya khabar
Koyi to hai magar
Sapnon mein hai kahin
Aata nahin nazar
Main yehaan
wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Main yehaan wo wahaan
Aa rahi phir yehaan
Aawaaz kis ki magar

Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
La la
laa laa laa laa laa

Aaa aaaa aaaaaa
Aaa aaaa aaaaaa

Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin

aa aa aa aa aa
O Jis pe ham mar mitey
Uss ko pataa bhi nahin
Kya gila ham Karen
Wo bewafaa bhi nahin
Ham ne jo sun liyaa
Uss ne kahaa bhi nahin
Ae dil zara soch kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyar kar

Hey hey
Ah ha ha aa haaaa
La la laa laa laaa laaa
Chaand ne kuchch kahaa
Raat ne kuchh sunaa
Tu bhi sun bekhabar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Aayi hai chaandni
Mujh se kehne yahi
Meri gali mere ghar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar

Hey hey
La la la la laa la laa
Oh ho ho
Hmm mmmm mmm hmm hmm
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar
Pyaar kar
Oh ho ho pyaar kar


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.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 :

4200 Post No. : 15385 Movie Count :

4242

Welcome all to today’s post where I am presenting a song from the 1993 movie ‘Gardish’. I like this song very much. I had shared this song long time back but it was yet to be to be posted on the blog. This song is penned by Javed Akhtar.

Today 17th January 2020 is the 75th birth anniversary of Writer, Poet and Lyricist Javed Akhtar who was born on 17th January 1945 at Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).

We on the blog wish him a ‘very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead’…

Javed Akhtar who started his film career as a ‘screen play’ writer with Salim Khan, came from a family of Poets. His father Jan Nisar Akhtar was an Urdu poet and lyricist while his grand father and his great grand father’s elder brother were also a poet.

The pair of Salim-Javed has given Hindi movies many successful and milestone movies working together including hits like ‘Andaz-1971’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Deewaar’,’Sholay-1975’ etc. I am not going to list them all here in this post for today, and maybe we will have a separate post on this in the future.

After separating from Salim Khan (in 1981-1982), Javed Akhtar continued writing for movies as an independent screen writer and has been a part of many successful movies like ‘Betaab-1983’, ‘Mashaal-1983’, ‘Saagar-1985’, ‘Arjun-1985’, ‘Meri Jung-1985’, ‘Dacait-1987’, ‘Main Aazaad Hoon-1989’ etc.

After writing for movies he moved on to writing lyrics for the movies. He began his journey as a lyricist with the movie ‘Silsila-1981’ and till the latest movie to be released next week i.e. ‘Panga-2020’ he has penned lyrics for more than one hundred movies (if the information available in the domain is correct ‘Panga-2020’ will be his 111th movie as a ‘Lyricist’). As a lyricist he has given us many many memorable songs and many songs which have a high ‘poetic’ value.

His lyrics for the movies ‘Saaz-1996’, ‘Border-1997’, ‘Godmother-1998’, ‘Refugee-2000’, and ‘Lagaan-2001’ fetched him the ‘Best Lyricist’ award at the National Awards of that year.

He has also won many ‘filmfare’ awards for his ‘screen writing’ and ‘lyrics writing’ which I am not listing them all here. And instead will come back on the movie details for the today’s song.

‘Gardish-1993’ was presented by ‘Good Knight Films’. It was produced by R. Mohan and directed by Priyadarshan.

Priyadarshan also wrote the ‘screen play’ of this movie.

The movie had Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Shammi Kapoor, Kunika, Asrani, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Rakesh Bedi, Tej Sapru, Anand Mahadevan, Suresh Oberoi, Annu Kapoor and Shagufta Ali. This movie introduced Aiswarya (from South) and Mukesh Rishi.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Lohitadas. Its dialogues were written by Suraj Sanim.
Viswanathan Vaduthala, Mohan Payyanoor, Vijay. K. Bhavan, Sonu Sisupal were assistants in direction. Also, there were II- & III-unit directors – R.R. Shinde and Murali Nagavally respectively.

Editing of this movie was done by N. Goplakrishnan. Santosh Sivan was the Director of Cinematography of this movie.
Choreography of this movie was done by Sundaram, Prabu Deva and Suchitra.

Back ground music was scored by S.P. Venkatesh.

Lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar and music was composed by R.D. Burman. The movie had six songs.
Asha Bhonsle, M.G. Sreekumar and S.P. Balasubramaniam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19th August 1993 and it was a remake of Malayalam movie ‘Kireedam’. It’s remake was also made in Telugu, Kannada before the Hindi version and later in Bengali and Tamil.

I had watched this movie twice then – once at Kota (I was staying at Kota then) and once at Indore during my ‘in-transit’ halt their while travelling from Kota to Parli-Vaijnath.

I liked this movie very much then as it had some powerful performances especially by Jackie Shroff, Amrish Puri, Dimple Kapadia and Mukesh Rishi and others too. I would also mentioned the role played by Annu Kapoor wherein he is playing an educated unemployed who accidentally become a ‘beggar’ for survival, but capitalizing on it he went on to employ many educated unemployed into his ‘business’(empire of ‘bhikharis’😊, and he also ‘innovatively’ deputes each of them according to their ‘relevant qualification’ for placement of ‘begging’ at a particular ‘location/field’.

It’s a ‘cynical comedy’ type role and Annu Kapoor has given his very best in this role.

For those who have not watched this movie I would sum-up the storyline in the following –
– The tagline on the posters of the movie – ‘Wanted to be a man of law, now wanted by the law’ i.e. the protagonist in the movie – the hero- Jackie Shroff.
– Amrish Puri, who plays the father to Jackie Shroff in this movie, is a Havaldar in Police and always dreaming of his song becoming a Police Inspector (the movie starts with this scene in Police Station …)
– However, life takes a turn for the hero who was an aspiring Police Officer who took on ‘criminals’ to save his Father first, then his Sister and finally ending up killing the goon … Shiva (Jackie Shroff) is arrested by Police for the offence…
– The movie ends with Amrish Puri submitting a police verification report for his son’s Police Job to his senior Suresh Oberoi mentioning that as per the police verification report Shiva (Jackie Shroff) cannot become a police officer since he is a ‘criminal’ now …

(The film won two Filmfare Awards—Best Art Direction (Sabu Cyril) and Best Action (Thyagarajan), and was nominated for Best Actor (Shroff), Best Supporting Actor (Amrish Puri), and Best Supporting Actress(Dimple Kapadia, as per information available on ‘wiki’.)

The songs of this movie composed by R.D. Burman were nice and I like them. ‘Rang Rangeeli Raat’ by Asha Bhonsle and the words (in some foreign language, I think) reminds the song ‘dil ki manzil kuchh aisi hai manzil’ from ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne-1963’.

The other songs were also good. And the one that I am presenting today was my favorite song from this movie. The song keeps growing on as we listen to it more and more.

I had then (in 1993) got this one song recorded six times on one side of the cassette. I am sure, our readers will also like this song. The song has some beautiful meaningful verses penned by Javed Akhtar.

This song is sung by S.P. Balasubramaniam and composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now enjoy today’s song from “Gardish”(1993).

Video

Audio

Song-Ham na samjhe thhey baat itni si(Gardish)(1993) Singer-S P Balasubrahmanyam, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Aarzoo hamne ki to ham paaye
Aarzoo hamne ae ki to ham paaye
Roshni saath
Laayee thhi saayein
Saaye gehre thhe
Roshni halki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe ae
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Sirf veeraani
Sirf tanhaayee
Zindagi hamko
Ye kahaan laayee
Kho gayee hamse ae
Raah manzil ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante ae
Kyaa koyee beche
Kyaa koyee baante
Apne daaman mein
Sirf hain kaante
Aur dukaanein hain
Sirf phoolon ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si
Khwaab sheeshe ke
Duniyaa patthar ki ee
Ham naa samjhe thhe
Baat itni si ee

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

हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर कि ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
आरज़ू हमने की तो हम पाएं
रौशनी साथ
लायी थी सायें
सायें गहरे थे
रौशनी हलकी ई
हम ना समझे थे ए
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
सिर्फ वीरानी
सिर्फ तन्हाई
ज़िन्दगी हमको
ये कहाँ लायी
खो गयी हमसे ए
राह मंजिल की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई

क्या कोई बेचे
क्या कोई बांटे ए
क्या कोई बेचे ए
क्या कोई बांटे
अपने दामन में
सिर्फ हैं कांटे
और दुकानें हैं
सिर्फ फूलों की ई
बात इतनी सी
ख्वाब शीशे के
दुनिया पत्थर की ई
हम ना समझे थे
बात इतनी सी ई


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Blog Day : 4143 Post No. : 15307

My stint as a post writer for the blog started with this song from the film “Gumnaam”. This was a Helen song, and I chose it as the song for my first post in the blog for no particular reason. Maybe it was not yet posted in the blog was the only trigger, apart from my husband suggesting it.

Another remarkable thing about my first posts was that, it got posted within a few hours of sending the mail. There were very few outside contributors who were writing posts back than in 2012, could have been one of the factors in being given such priority treatment 🙂 . Guest posters were few and lyrics contributors were many. I was one of the early song lyric contributors. Those were very heady days of finding known, much loved songs not yet posted in the blog. I remember with fondness, sending lyrics of some of my all-time favourite songs like “ ab to hai tum se har khushi apni” from “Abhimaan” and the hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘hai tere saathh meri wafaa” from “Hindustan ki Qasam”.

Now I am a veteran of 302 lyrics and 243 posts, at last count. Lyrics contribution has stopped for obvious reason that, if I can write posts also that why would somebody else want to write them for the songs which I want posted in the blog. Sometimes I think, I should go back to sending lyrics contributions, also for no particular reason. You see random thought in the mind don’t necessarily have to be for a reason or logic.

Similar way my posts are written straight from the heart and not with too much deliberations. Though at times they may seem so, if I quote some poems and my own ‘essay’s. There have been a few posts by me which had on length discussions (my own seesaw of thoughts – if they can be called discussions) not related in anyway to the songs accompanying the posts. Some of the posts were direct from the heart and reflected my feelings, impressions etc. No matter what I have enjoyed my experience here, much misunderstood and all. I feel that language can only be source of communication, which is one dimensional only.

Going back to my first post – A Helen song. Helen Anne Richardson Khan (born Helen Anne Richardson on 21 November 1938), best known as Helen. She is turning 81 on 21st November, 2019, and this is posts to celebrate her persona and her contribution in her chosen field. Having stated this there is not much about ‘Helen’ I will be writing.

In the post (My first post) I had this to say about the film ‘Khaamoshi”(1996):

‘Not that have anything against Jatin-Lalit, in fact their score for ‘Khaamoshi – The Musical ” is one of my few favourites in this two decades. The other day, I looked up the songs of this film, solely for the Helen song “Gaate thhe pehle akele aaj gaata hai saara jahaan”, trying to find a better alternative to this song from “Gumnaam” which I am supposed to discuss. Yeh dil sun rahaa hai, mausam ki sargam ko sun, jaana suno ham tum pe marte hain, hayya haaya ho let it let let it go, and aaj main uper aasman neeche are all competing for the best song of the film(Khaamoshi-The Musical).’

Having said this much about the film in the post, I have so far managed to post only one song. So I have chosen a “Helen” song with a difference from this film as this birthday post.

In this song, Helen playing the matriarch of a Goan family, ‘Mariamma’ in the film is trying to make the best of the situation where ‘A Piano’ being family heirloom is sold to the local antique collector, Raghuvir Yadav. The Piano is maybe last thing remaining which belonged Mariamma’s husband and her link with him. As the Piano is taken away, there is procession of villagers singing and dancing, Mariamma is a part of it with her grandchildren. The Piano is finally taken away abroad a ferry, and she cannot follow it anymore. She has tried her best to mollify the children that all is not lost and those things which are lost, eventually comeback. As the song ends, Mariamma is also seen going beyond the horizon. That’s the end of the ‘Mariamma too in the film.

The singers are Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shradha and Khusnum. The later two are new names for the blog, who sing for the kids. There is a lot of chorus and unique composition in its own way. Jatil-Lalit are the composers and Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist of this beautiful song. Helen as the Anglo-Indian elderly widow in the black and white dress, made a charming grandmother in the film. With her demise, Annie’s(Manisha Koirala) child hood is also over. The film, if the readers have not seen it, is to be recommended for any student of cinema. The reasons of this recommendation are many, and songs also is one of the reasons.

The audio version and the film version are the same, but both links are given, just that we can hear the song twice, if seen only once. Again.

Audio

Video

Song-Gaate thhe pehle akele (Khaamoshi)(1996) Singers-Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shraddha, Khushnum, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

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

Jo kho gayaa
Uss ka gham kya
Jo paas hai
Woh hai kam kya
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa
Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal

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

Ham to sunaa jo jaataa hai
Wo laut kar phir aataa hai
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa

Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Aa aaaa Aaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

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Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by nahm)
—————————-
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

जो खो गया
उसस का ग़म क्या
जो पास है
वो है कम क्या
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना
बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो

हम तो सुना
जो जाता है
वो लौट कर
फिर आता है
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना

बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हा गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल


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Blog Day : 4135 Post No. : 15294

Today (13 november 2019) is the birthday of Juhi Chaawla (DoB 13 november 1967). Juhi Chawla, alongwith the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Jayaprada etc was from my generation viz born in 1960s). 🙂

Indian actresses holding their own in inernational beauty pageants and they going on to become popular matinee idols was not all that common those days. Juhi Chawla became Femina Miss India in 1984. She then participated in Miss Universe competition, winning the best costume award there.

Though she did not win the Miss Universe title or even finish among runners ups, it is interesrting to note that she was perhaps the most successful among all Miss Universe contestents of that year. While most other contestents did not have any reat careers, Juhi Chawla had a very successful movie career beginning from 1986, when se made her debut with “Sultanat”(1986).

“Qayamat Se qayamat Tak”(1988) launched her (and Aamir Khan) in Hindi movies.

1990s was the prime decade for Juhi Chawla. when she, alongwith Madhuri Dixit ruled the roost as the leading lady in Hindi movies.
Nowa days, she is still active, not in movies but in IPL, as co owner of Kolkata Night Riders.

Whenever I think of Juhi Chawla, the first movie that comes to my mind is “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”(1993).

I have watched this movie. But now I cannot recall where I watched the movie. I was posted in Purna (Maharashtra) during those days. Purna had no movie halls. Going to Nanded or Parbhani to watch movies during weekends used to be my modus operandi. Did I watch this movie in one of these two places, or did I watch the movie somewhere else (like say Secunderabad) I am not sure now. It happens with growing age. I (alongwith the birthday girl) have become older by 26 years. 🙂

I loved the movie. Both lead actors were in my age group, making it easy for me to identify with their characters. 🙂

Three songs from this movie have been covered. The third song from the song was covered exactly two years ago for the same occasion, viz Juhi Chawla’s birthday.

Here is another song from the same movie (Fourth out of six), to celebrate another birthday of Juhi Chawla. The song is sunng by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

The song is picturised on Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan, who imagine themselves falling in love with each other, while the two kids (playing Aamir Khan’s nephew nd niece) have no clue.

We wish Juhi Chawla a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Mujhse muhabbat ka izraar karta (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

o o o
meri maang mein chaand taare sajata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
meri maang mein chaand taare sajaata
jo main roothh jaati mujhe wo manaata
haalat meri ee wo jaanta
dhadkan meriee pehchaanta aa
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
apni bhi chaahat ka ikraar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

ho o o
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
wo bechain hoti
main betaab hota
nigaahon mein uski
mera khwaab hota
sharma ke wo lagti gale
rakhta usey palkon tale ae
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
chori chori wo mera deedaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti
kaash koi ladki mujhe pyaar karti

mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
mujhse mohabbat ka izhaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta
kaash koi ladka mujhe pyaar karta


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4204

Hullo Atuldom

Let us all wish the Baadshah of Bollywood on his 54th birthday.

Wish this was an audio post, then I would have started my post with what we used to hear on the radio Ads in the 70s and 80s. I would have first played a line “aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon” then after the voice over by a Vijay Behl or Ameen Sayani or a Vinod Sharma or it could be Harish Bhimani (I don’t remember the names of all the announcers, sorry) the Radio Ad would have closed with the repeat of the last line of the mukhda of the song – “Baadshah o baadshah, baadshah hey baadshah, baadshah”.

But then this is neither an audio post nor a radio ad. But our today’s birthday boy is a huge fan of those days, when we used to hear songs on the radio. Up the volume when our favourite song was played and sat glued to hear all the details of the song viz: singer, lyricist, composer, movie name etc. And if due to some disturbance on the frequency waves or any other reason we missed the details then we would have to wait for god-knows-how-long to hear it again. Because back then, Radio Ceylon and Vividh Bharati were our sole source for HFM- Doordarshan happened much later and IMDB and other sites were not even on the horizon. Right Birthday Boy? I am talking of our Sudhirji here. We have seen him mention about his love for HFM being fed by what he heard on the Radio in many of his posts.

He is an ‘Aashiq’ of film music and is so knowledgeable about its many aspects. And he keeps discovering new angles of HFM and his posts are rich because of this constant search of his. And occasionally he also doubles up as Atulji’s most trusted aide in keeping the blog running. Thank you Atulji for introducing us to Sudhirji- the dilldaar Dilliwala. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Sudhirji, may you never run out of ideas for new posts and series.

November 2nd also happens to be the birthdate of music director/ singer Anu Malik- son of yesteryear-music director Sardar Malik. He has been around in the industry since 1980 – debuting with an obscure movie “Hunterwaali 77” (never heard of this movie before 🙂 ). He has worked his way to the A-list music directors with successful albums like “Mard”, “Sohni Mahiwal”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati” etc. His albums of the 90s had many melodies which got their movies a slightly long run at the box-office; movies like “Sir”, “The Gentleman”, “Vijaypath”. “Naaraz’’, “Naajayaz’’ etc. Music by Anu Malik in “Chamatkaar” was the first collaboration of SRK (the other birthday boy for today). Subsequently Anu Malik has given music to a few of SRK’s movies- “Baazigar”, ‘Ram Jaane”, “Duplicate”, “Baadshah”, “Josh”, “Asoka”, “Main Hoon Na” etc etc. Wish you a very Happy Birthday Anu Malik.

As can be seen in the list in the previous paragraph we have a huge library from which to choose a song for today. I have had suggestions from my Peevesie and Nahmji too about which could be a good choice for today’s triple birthday and I am settling for the song with which I opened the post as I have inside information about the possibility of Peevesie’s suggestion being fulfilled today.

From his debut in movies in 1992 to 1998 SRK had about 3 or 4 releases every year. 1999 had only one SRK movie- Baadshah (it was after the success of this movie that Shahrukh was given the epithet “Baadshah of Bollywood”), which was directed by Abbas – Mustan. It had him playing a bumbling detective with Sudhir, Johnny Lever, Sharad Sankhla, Harpal as his team mates and Twinkle Khanna was the female lead. It had Rakhee and Amrish Puri with Sharat Saxena, Deepshika, Sachin Khedekar etc in supporting roles and Shashikala and Prem Chopra in guest appearances. Our song today is from “Baadshah” which was written by Sameer and filmed as a disco song performed in a night club with Twinkle, Amrish Puri, Viju Khote etc as audience and Pankaj Dheer makes an entry towards the end of the song. It is sung by Abhijeet (who turned 61 on 30th October).

A very Happy Birthday to all the Birthday Boyz. Lets enjoy the party.


Song-Aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon (Baadshah)(1999) Singer-Abhijeet, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon

o ho o oh o ho o ho
o ho o oh o ho o ho

Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
Aashiq hoon main 
qaatil bhi hoon
sabke dilon mein shaamil bhi hoon
dil ko churaana,
neendein udaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin 
marne se main kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah,  
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah 

hae ae ae ae yo
hae yo

chaaron taraf hain mere hi charche
honthon pe hai bas mera naam
rangon bhari subah meri
masti mein doobi hai meri sham
jhoothi kahaani sacchi lage
aawargi mujhe achchi lage
nagmein sunaana
sabko nachaana 
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahi
marne se mai kabhi darta nahi
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah

ho o ho o ho o

hai yeh mohabbat kamzori meri
chaahat ki duniya pe mera raaz
bas rab ke aage jhukta mera sar
jhukte mere saamne takhto taaj
andaaz mera sabse juda
mein baadshahon kaa baadshah
sapne sajaana
hansna hasaana
bas yahi mera kusoor
waadon se apne mukarta nahin
marne se mai kabhi darta nahin
baadshah o baadshah 
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah hey baadshah
baadshah o baadshah,
baadshah


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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Films are regarded as director’s medium. He is like a captain of the ship. It is the director’s responsibility to make his film successful – critically as well as financially.

A film director may have directed many successful films but he will generally be known by his one classic cult film. For instance, when we talk about PC Barua, ‘Devdas’ (1935) comes to our mind first though he had directed other successful films like ‘Mukti’ (1937) and ‘Jawaab’ (1942).  In case of Mehboob Khan, it is ‘Mother India’ (1957) though he had directed many successful films in the 1940s. K Asif and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), Guru Dutt and ‘Pyaasa’, (1957) and Kamal Amrohi and ‘Pakeezah’ (1972) are inseparable. In the international arena, Raj Kapoor is known more for his film, ‘Aawaara’ (1951) than other equally successful films. This is not an exhaustive list.

But there is one film director who is known by his flop film in the genre of satirical comedy. The film is ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) and the director is Kundan Shah. In an interview held sometime in 2012 on the occasion of the re-release of the film in digitised version, he had said he considered this film as his failed project though it has attained a cult status.

Remembering Kundan Shah today, October 7th on his 2nd Remembrance Day who excelled in projecting the serious social issues in soft comedies through films and TV serials. I became aware of him with his very first film which I had watched on TV much before he became well known by his TV serials.

I found it very difficult to get the information on Kundan Shah’s early life before he ventured into films and TV serials. A book, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Seriously Funny Since 1983’ (2010) written by Jai Ajay Singh was supposed to have some information about his early life. But the book has remained out of stock for some time. However, a preview of some pages of the book was available online which gave me some information about the early life of Kundan Shah.

Born in a Gujarati family, Kundan Shah spent his childhood in Aden (now in Yemen) and did his schooling there until the age of 13 when his family shifted to Mumbai. He completed his schooling and thereafter his graduation in commerce. He worked for a publishing house for about 4 years before enrolling himself in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in 1973 for direction. It is at FTII, he found interest in the genre of comedy during the second year of the course.

As a project in FTII, he made a 25-minute diploma film titled ‘Bonga’ (Siren) which the students of direction have to make in the final year. The film was a farcical comedy involving a gang of five people attempting a bank robbery. The cast included FTII students like Satish Shah, Rakesh Bedi, Suresh Oberoi, Om Puri etc. There were no dialogue in the film except each one of the gang of five yelling ‘bonga’. Bhaskar Chandavarkar, an instructor in FTII at that time (who was also a music director) composed the background music. The film was critically acclaimed by his fellow students in FTII. His seniors in FTII like Naseeruddin Shah and Saeed Akhtar Mirza were surprised as to how this serious looking man could have made a graceful comedy film out of the nonsensical ideas.

After completion of his diploma in FTII in 1976, Kundan Shah struggled for a couple of years to find the opening in the film industry. He formed a commune of some of his fellow FTII diploma holders and produce short documentary films. However, in this work, Kundan Shah ran into financial problems. Almost all of his colleagues had already been disillusioned with their career and left for their respective places. Kundan Shah also moved to England with his family and worked there to make enough money to pay off his debt.

Kundan Shah returned to India after about 18 months. He got an attractive offer from the maker of ‘Gandhi’ (1981) to work as Assistant Director for six months at a monthly salary of Rs.10,000/-. The offer was very tempting. He consulted his colleague, Saeed Akhtar Mirza who dissuaded him from accepting the offer as he would mostly be doing the work of crowd controlling during the outdoor shooting. Instead, Saeed Mirza coxed him to write a script and make the film himself. In the meanwhile, Kundan Shah worked as Assistant Director in  Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’ (1980) and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Sazaa-e-Maut (1981). These association also put pressure on him to direct a film as his FTII fellow students, Saeed Mirza and Vidhu Vinod Chopra had already made films. It is at this point of time, Kundan Shah decided to make a feature film which resulted in making his first film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983).

As I came to know from the video clips of interviews of Kundan Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Sudhir Misra and others, it was a long struggle for completing the film and releasing it. Kundan Shah wrote the story and script based on the experiences of two of his fellow FTII students who after failing to get any assignment from the film industry, decided to open a photo studio and undertake fashion and industrial photography. Their bad experiences in the venture became the main theme of the story coupled with Kundan Shah’s personal experiences in dealing with a rationing office in Mumbai for the release of cement quota for repairs to drainage system in his building where he was the Secretary.

When the script was ready, no producer/financier was willing  to invest in the film based on his script. Some financiers termed the script as idiotic. As a last resort, Kundan Shah approached National Film Development Corporation (NDFC) to take a loan for producing the film himself. The total cost film production was expected to be around Rs. 7 lakhs and NDFC would grant the loan only up to 75% of the cost after their Script Committee approved the script. However, Kundan Shah got a pleasant surprise when NDFC not only approved his script but also offered to produce the film under its banner as they thought that the script was an effective commentary on the situations prevailing in the country. So financial side of the problem got sorted out.

Next was the selection of actors and the crew for the film. With a budget of only Rs.7 lakhs, engaging the established actors even for the main roles was out of question. Kundan Shah relied on his FTII colleagues and the actors/ crews from IPTA/National School of Drama. The actors included Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Bhakti Bharve, Neena Gupta, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Deepak Qazir, Rajesh Puri, Ashok Banthia and Jaspal Sandhu. Some of the actors also worked behind the camera. For instance, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Deepak Qazir were the Production Controllers. Satish Kaushik was one of the dialogue writers. Renu Saluja was the editor for the film beside the assistant director.

Naseeruddin Shah had revealed in an interview that during the making of the film, he was feeling uneasy with the script as he felt that all he was doing appeared to him to be nonsensical. He had arguments with Kundan Shah on several occasions but at the end it was Kundan Shah whose writ prevailed. Even after the completion of the film, Naseeruddin Shah was pessimistic about the success of the film.

The film was released in a few theatres in Mumbai in and some other cities in August 1983. The film received a lukewarm response from the audience. The film was withdrawn after a week in Mumbai and ran in a few theatres only for morning shows. In Delhi, the film ran for 37 weeks in a single theatre for morning show only. The film was also shown on then newly set up DD Metro Channel on the week-ends for a month or so. Gul Anand, the producer of some off-beat comedy films like ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1978) and ‘Chashme-e-Buddoor’ (1981) after watching the film had said to Kundan Shah that if he had not seen the film and only read the script , he would have thrown it out of his window. This shows how Kundan Shah made an interesting film out of the nonsensical script. The lukewarm response for the film was a setback for Kundan Shah. He did not venture into directing any film for the next 10 years.

After about 30 years, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) was digitally restored and was re-released in November 2012 in multiplexes in Mumbai and in some major cities by which time, the film had already attained a cult status.

In the meanwhile, television was becoming a mass media with a pan India reach. In 1984, Doordarshan permitted the sponsored TV serials produced outside Doordarshan on its National Channel. Kundan Shah and many other persons associated with film industry took this as an opportunity and started their association with the producers of TV Serials. Kundan Shah made his debut on Television by directing some episodes of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’ (1984). It ran on Doordarshan with 67 episodes some of which were directed by Manjul Sinha and Raman Kumar. Actors were drawn from FTII and theatres. The serial had a phenomenal run which rediscovered Kundan Shah as a master of directing situational comedy.

With the runaway success of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’, Kundan Shah became the partner in Iskra Films, a TV serial producing company started by Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Aziz Mirza. ‘Nukkad’ (1986) was its first production.  The other successful TV Serials in which Kundan Shah was associated with were ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ (1988) and ‘Circus’ (1989).

After a gap of more than 10 years, Kundan Shah decided to make a film on the script he wrote in the genre of romantic comedy. The film’s original title ‘Albela’ had to be changed to ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’ (1994) as this title was already registered by someone with Film Producers Associations like IMPPA. As usual for Kundan Shah, the film was delayed for a variety of reasons. The original lead actors, Amir Khan and Juhi Chawla withdrew from the film due to delay in finding a producer/financier. Shahrukh Khan, who was originally taken for the role which eventually went to Deepak Tijori, was promoted as a lead actor with Suchitra Krishnamoorthy.

After completion, the film remained in the cans for nearly 18 months as no distributor was willing to release the film probably due to the hero turning out to be loser in the end. This was the status of this film despite the fact that by this time, Shahrukh Khan was already on his path to become a super star due to box office successes of his films like ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ (1992), ‘Deewana’ (1992), ‘Darr’ (1993) and ‘Baazigar’ (1993). Finally, Shahrukh Khan in partnership with one of his friends from the film industry released the film in February 1994. Though the film was regarded as an average success after the release, over a period of time, the film has earned more than 5 times its cost and it has also attained a cult status for Kundan Shah.

It was another six years after ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) that Kundan Shah took ‘Kya Kehna’(2000) for direction which was Preity Zinta’s debut film. This was Kundan Shah’s first mainstream film which was devoid of any comedy. On the contrary, Kundan Shah tackled a serious issue of pre-marital pregnancy with sensitivity. As usual for Kundan Shah, this film was also delayed in getting released. Once it got released, it was  the pleasant surprise to all concerned with the film that it was a box office hit.

The next in lines of films which Kundan Shah directed were ‘Hum To Mohabbat Karega’ (2000), ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ (2002) and  ‘Ek Se Badkar Ek’ (2004). All the three films flopped at the box office making him to take a virtual retirement from the mainstream films. He returned to his foray of making films with off-beat themes in ‘Teen Behanen’ (2005), based on a real-life story of three sisters who committed suicide because their father could not afford to pay dowry. The film remained unreleased till date.  His last film was a political satire, ‘P Se PM Tak’ (2015) which was a disaster at the box office.

Kundan Shah died in sleep of heart attack on October 7, 2017 at his residence. One of the emotional tributes on his death was that of Shahrukh Khan whom he compared like his mother. He said ‘I was 25 when I came to Mumbai. I have stayed in Kundan’s house and I have been fed by his family and taken care of by them’. Shahrukh Khan had worked in a few episodes of Kundan Shah’s TV Serials, ‘Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) and as a lead actor in ‘Circus’ (1989). His close friends who had been regular visitors to his office said that Kundan Shah’s office cupboard was full of film scripts in various stages. Sadly, there were no takers for these scripts to turn them into films.

As a tribute to Kundan Shah on the occasion of his 2nd Remembrance Day, I am presenting a song from ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000) which was directed by him. The song is ‘Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apnon Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna’. The song is rendered by Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy on the words of Majrooh Sultanpuri which was set to music by Rajesh Roshan. The song has two versions – happy and sad, the latter version being also a inspirational song.

Hariharan lip syncs for Anupam Kher, Chandrachud Singh and Mamik Singh while Kavita Krishnamurthy lip syncs for Farida Jalal, Preity Zinta and Nivedita Bhattacharya (in sad version). On the sound track, some lines of the song have been rendered as duet, but in the film, it is for all the actors present in some scenes.

The tune of the song is a straight lift from Oh Carol, I am but a fool, darling I love you, though you treat me cruel, sung by pop singer, song writer and composer, Neil Sedaka in  1957.

Happy Version

Sad Version

Song – Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apno Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna  (Kya kehna) (2000) Singer – Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Harirahan + Kavita Krishnamurthy

Lyrics

Happy Version

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o

ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
hum tum yun hi milte rahein
mehfil yoon hi sajti rahe
bas pyaar ki yehi ek dhun
har subah-o-shaam bajti rahe
gale mein mehekte rahein
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
Sad Version
 
dil ka koi tukda kabhi
dil se juda hota nahi
apna koi jaisa bhi ho
apna hai wo duja nahi
yahi hai wo milan hai jo
sachmuch hai
dil ka qaraar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
kuchh apne hi tak yoon nahi
ye hai sawaal sab ke liye
jeena hai to jag mein jiyo
ban ke misaal sab ke liye
dekho kaisa mehak raha
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milein hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
jo ho gaya so ho gaya
logon se tu darna nahi
saathi tere hain aur bhi
duniya mein tu tanha nahi
saamna karenge mil ke
chaahe dus ho
chaahe hazaar
kya kehna..aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
jag hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna


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

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 11
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I could not have expected a better surprise than this one today. Aha, here is this wonderful memorable song that has got repeated in a film after 34 years. And now, that repeat itself is 28 years past. Wow, 62 years later we are going to talk about a song from 1957, which appeared once again in another film in 1991.

Yes, the iconic song of road travel that has been immortalized in the annals of Indian cinema. The tone and the context of the song – a vagabond traveler, a second hand truck, the endless roads, and a journey without a destination – it set the template for others to emulate. Footloose has no mark over this. Don’t we all, at some time in life, aspire for a meandering aimless trip, just for the sake of the journey. And just for the heck of it. The destination – may it exist or not, companions – may they be there or not. Desultory, adrift, without any aim, feckless – when the apparent random futility is the purpose of the endeavor. What a state to be in – being, and yet not being, nary a care in the world. Aah yes, the mind sometimes wants an escape of sorts – “Le Chala Jidhar Ye Dil Nikal Padey”.

The original from the film ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) needs no introductions. The words, the melody and the imagery is etched in the mind, in all its details – Delhi roads of mid 1950s, sans traffic; the time when the traffic used to pass under the India Gate, and the Kashmere Gate (now these are monuments, cordoned off from the traffic); a miniscule encounter with a coy lady sitting in a car coming from the opposite direction; driving past the Taj Mahal; the long row of village belles carrying earthen pots of water, offering no grass (घास नहीं डालती 🙂 ) to the most handsome beseeching young man claiming to be laid out like a carpet at their feet – yes, all etched in the mind like it happened yesterday.

Time was when Sachin Da was quite, nay very selective, as always, in his choice of the singing voice for individual songs. And Kishore Da was never his ‘always’ choice for playback for Dev Anand. But Sachin Da has been proven right and right and right again, in his choice of singing voices. Imagine a “Khoya Khoya Chaand. . .”, or “Dil Ka Bhanwar. . .” or “Tu Kahaan Ye Bataa. . .” or “Hum Bekhudi Mein. . .” in a voice other than Rafi Sb, and a “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .” in a voice other than Talat Sb, or the jazzy “Hum Dum Se Gaye. . .” in a voice other than Manna Dey, or the magnificent “Ye Raat Ye Chandni. . .”, or “Na Tum Hamen Jaano. . .” or “Chup Hai Dharti. . .” or “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo. . .” in a voice other than Hemant Da. It just will not stick in the imagination. Sachin Da got the best, the most suitable voice for the song, and after listening to them, the only verdict is – it cannot be bettered. In all the outings that Sachin Da shared with Dev Anand, apparently ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) are the only two collaborations wherein we hear Kishore Da as the only voice playing back for Dev Anand. In all other films they have done together, Sachin Da has used a combination of different voices for Dev Sb. ‘Baazi’ (1951) also has only Kishore Da’s voice backing up Dev Anand for “Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai. . .”, but then it is the only male voice song in the film, and that too, a song that only Kishore Da can do justice to.

And not just for Dev Sb. Sachin Da also has Rafi Sb and Kishore Da playing back for Rajesh Khanna in ‘Aradhana’ (1969), and Rafi Sb, Kishore Da and Manhar as the singing voices for Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). Here was a music director who had his finger not on the pulse of public appeal, but on the pulse of divining which voice is the most suitable for a particular melody, a particular mood, and a particular situation.

And so, coming to the surprise that I mentioned in the first line of this write up. As I picked up this song for creating the next post in the series of repeat songs, a realization hit home. Today is the birth anniversaries of the two stalwarts who created the original song in 1957 – Sachin Da and Majrooh Sb. For Majrooh Sb, it is the centenary celebration, and for Sachin Da it is the 113th. Actually, Majrooh Sb’s info was already in mind since last night, as I was preparing Sadanand ji’s excellent write up for this great poet. And the rest of the coincidental links fell in place as I picked up this song for today’s post.

The film ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ from 1991, is a popular hit romantic comedy from its time. It is remake of the storyline of the iconic ‘Chori Chori’ from 1956, which had the lead pair billing of Nargis and Raj Kapoor. And in turn, ‘Chori Chori’ is following the same storyline as the 1934 Hollywood hit film ‘It Happened One Night’, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and directed by the legendary Frank Capra. This theme has also been used in other films in Kannada and Tamil. In later years, we also see ‘Jab We Met’ in 2007, based somewhat loosely on the same storyline.

The film is produced by Gulshan Kumar and is directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The lead pair is Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. By 1991, Aamir was already an acknowledged star in the industry, and Pooja was just beginning her career. For both of them, this film proved to be a strong fillip for their individual careers.

The caper is well known – a spoilt heiress of a rich businessman flees from home, to be with the person she believes, wrongly of course, she is in love with. On the way, she meets another boy, the hero of the story, who helps her to get to her target, and eventually lands her back at her father’s home. As an outcome of the road adventures that are shared by the boy and the girl, they inadvertently and without realizing it till quite late in the storyline, fall in love with each other. And the movie ends with the girl fleeing once again (with the help of a very co-operative father) on the way to the altar, to be with the person she is truly in love with.

When I came to this connection, I was/am quite astounded. What a selection of a song for a memory reprisal. The original song with Dev Sb in the driver’s seat, is about an aimless road adventure. And in this film, the lead protagonists are going thru a road adventure of their own making, trying to save themselves from police, the detectives in pursuit and the general public who have been made aware of the runaway girl through newspaper ads and posters.

On their runaway adventure, there is car breakdown. It is taken into a garage for repairs. The mechanic departs briefly to get some welding work done from outside. The boy-girl pair are alone in the garage. The radio on the mechanic’s desk is playing. And as the mechanic departs, on comes this song on the radio waves. It catches the attention of the boy, who requests the girl to increase the volume on the radio. He is quite taken in with this ‘मस्त’ (catchy, engrossing) song. Coming close to the girl he takes her in his arms and they begin to dance to the tune. Their eyes meet. There is that oh so lovely pause in everything. Something tingles and connects. There is surprise and uncertainty on the faces of both of them. In the eyes, there is also an expectation of a liking that is so demure and endearing. It is one of those moments that feels like eternity. And yes, magic.

Till that ‘पाजी’ (scoundrel) mechanic barges in with a newspaper in hand announcing that the girl’s father is publicly searching for her. The moment of magic is so brutally broken.

The repeat song is the original. In this scene, somewhat less than two stanzas are played. Of course this is not listed in the songs of the film and does not appear on its cassette or CD. And so, in this post, I am retaining the original credits for this everlasting song.

And yes, once again, celebrating the anniversaries of the two of the greatest song-music creators in the Indian film industry. “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke. . .” – goodness, what a fantastic tagline.

Song – Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, Hum Se Kuchh Na Boliye  (Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin) (1991) Singers – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein so liye
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में सो लिए
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में ॰ ॰ ॰


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.

Blog Day : 4092 Post No. : 15234

hamaare baad ab mehefil mein afsaane bayaan honge
bahaaren humko dhoondengi na jaane hum kahaan honge

rahen naa rahen ham mehakaa karenge
ban ke kali, ban ke sabaa, baag e wafaa mein

ek din bik jaayega maati ke mol
jag mein reh jaayenge pyaare tere bol
duje ke hothon ko dekar apne geet
koyee nishaanee chhod, phir duniya se dol

These three songs of Majrooh saab and some more are of the eminence that would have been categorised as poems of repute if they were not film songs.

Remembering Majrooh Sultanpuri (01/10/1919 – 24/05/2000) today on his birth centenary. In fact, Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations commenced on September 30, 2018 with a 2-day National Seminar on his contributions to Hindi films and the Urdu literature which was held at the Kalina campus of Mumbai University. Thereafter, a few more such celebrations were also held elsewhere. For instance, Hindustan Academy celebrated his centenary at Prayagraj on August 19, 2019. Paasbaan-e-Adab also arranged Majrooh Saab’s birth centenary celebrations on December 22, 2018 at Yeshwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai in which his non-filmy ghazals were show-cased in the form of songs by upcoming singers.  In Delhi, Jashn-e-Rekhta scheduled a special session on Majrooh Saab in its annual conference in December 14, 2018. I am sure many more such celebrations would have taken place all over India.

Like Shailendra, Majrooh Saab had a reluctant entry into the film world as a lyricist. But once he got associated with his first film ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), he ruled the Hindi film industry as a lyricist for nearly 6 decades with over 2000 songs in about 350 films. He wrote lyrics for the first generation hero, KL Saigal under the baton of the first generation music director, Naushad for Shahjahan’ (1946) to the third generation hero, Shah Rukh Khan and the third generation music director,  AR Rahman for ‘1 To Ka 4’ (2001).   This is the testimony of his smooth adaptation of the changing environments in Hindi film music. He achieved this stature on his own terms throughout his filmy career.

Naturally, with his long association with Hindi films, the range of the songs Majrooh Saab wrote varied. Some samples of his  different genres of songs : Gham Kiye Musthakil , C A T Cat, Cat Maane Billi, Bade Bhole Ho Hanste Ho Sun Ke Duhaai,  Dhalki Jaaye Hamaari Chundariyaa Ho Raam, Raahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta Kyun Sataati Hai, Aa Ja Aa Ja Main Hoon Pyaar Tera, Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega etc. He also wrote a few pop songs like Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni. The list is endless.

Much has been said about Majrooh Saab in both the print and electronic medias. I had also written two articles on him for the blog. So, I will skip his biographical part and would confine my discussion mainly with his contributions as a lyricist and a poet.

Some of Majrooh Saab’s contemporary lyricists like Sahir Ludhianvi, Shailendra, Kaifi Azmi, Prem Dhawan were already associated with Progressive Writers Association (PWA), a group of writers with leftist ideology, when they got associated with Hindi film industry. For Majrooh Saab, it was in the reverse order. He joined PWA only after he got associated with Hindi films in 1946. But he was the most fearless among PWA lyricists. In 1949, he was arrested in Mumbai for reciting an inflammatory poem written by him in the gathering of the mill workers in Mumbai (earlier Bombay). He was given an option to apologise or spend two years in prison. He opted for the latter despite the fact that with the box office success of his film ‘Andaz’ (1949) and his songs becoming popular among the public, his filmy career had brightened up. Probably, Majrooh Saab was the only one among PWA lyricists who had gone to jail in India in the post-independent period.

Two years of absence from the Hindi film industry is a long enough for anyone to be forgotten. Majrooh Saab is perhaps the only lyricist who made a successful comeback in the Hindi film industry after two years of his hibernation in jail. But it was not a smooth sailing for his comeback. Naushad for whom he wrote successful songs in ‘Shahjahan’ (1946) and ‘Andaz’ (1949) refuse to work with Majrooh Saab saying that he would not work with non-believers. (Generally, followers of leftist’s ideology were regarded as atheist).  Of course, later they made up, and worked together in ‘Saathi’ (1968), and still later became ‘sambandhi’ (relatives by marriage of their kins).

While Majrooh Saab got opportunities to write one or two songs for some films of 1951-52, it was in 1953, he got for the first time after ‘Andaz’ (1949) to exclusively write songs for ‘Baaghi’ (1953) working with Madan Mohan, ‘Fareb’ (1953) with Anul Biswas and ‘Baaz’ (1953) with OP Nayyar. Unfortunately, despite having good songs, these films failed miserably at the box office. However, the versatility of Majrooh Saab as a lyricist became evident from these films which had different genres of songs. In a way, one can say that Majrooh Saab’s writing of light-hearted songs began with ‘Baaz’ (1953).

It was ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) which once more brought together the Guru Dutt-OP Nayyar-Majrooh Saab combination. And this time, they became a winning combination. The fortunes of this combo changed for the better and they repeated their feat with ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955) and ‘CID’ (1956). Generally, we talk about the catchy tune. But in these films, for the first time, Hindi film industry got the taste of ‘catchy lyrics’ of Majrooh Saab who until then, had been identified with melancholic songs of ‘Shahjahan’ (1946), and ‘Andaz’ (1949).

Majrooh saab is known as a master craftsman in writing lyrics for a pre-set tune. His choice of appropriate words which not only fit best in the metre of the line but also  suited to the ‘meend’ (ascending or descending notes in the metre) and ‘murki’ (short taan in the metre) for pre-set tunes. As a result, listeners would believe that he wrote the lyrics first and the music director set the tune later. There are hundreds of such examples of his songs written on pre-set tunes. I will just discuss a couple of his songs which have been written on a pre-set tunes:

chhupaa lo yoon dil mein pyaar meraa
ke jaise mandir mein lau diye ki

hide away (protect) my love in your heart
like the flame of a lamp in a temple

This is a song from ‘Mamta’ (1966) set to tune based on raag Yaman by Roshan. This song has been written in pure Hindi. The second line of the mukhda has an unusual imagery which gets repeated in each of the antaraas. But at each place, the meaning of the imagery changes based on the previous lines. It is a wonder as to how Majrooh Saab could imagine and conceive the right emotion with right words. I feel that literary quality of this song makes it fit enough to be included in the curriculum of Hindi poems in the high school.

Now see the contrast in the second example of the song of a different genre written in Hindi-Urdu mix:

He: hum ne to dil ko aap ke qadmon pe rakh diyaa
      iss dil ka kya karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

She: hum aap ki wafaa ki qasam khaa rahen hain aaj
       kaise wafaa karenge yeh ab aap sochiye

He: i have kept my heart at your feet
now it is up to you to think what to do with it

She: i swear by your faithfulness today
now you decide how to sustain this faith

This is a deleted song from the film ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965) set to music by OP Nayyar. Again, these lines show the mastery of Majrooh Saab in using appropriate words on a pre-set tune without disturbing the metre of the song. On top of it, as a bonus to the listeners, he has written the song in a ‘shaayaraana andaz’ – ghazal style (but it is not a ghazal). The song belongs to the genre of romance but it is also a soft ‘nok jhonk’ (quick repartee) song.

How one can forget the contributions of Majrooh Saab in reviving the interest in duet songs which had seen a declining trend in the early 1950s. Majrooh Saab held the view that it was not the fault of producers-directors but of lyricists and music directors who did not pay much attention to the duet songs. As a result, directors reduced the duet song situations in their films.

Hindi films had the best duet songs during 1955-70 mainly from Majrooh Saab in combination with Burman Da and OP Nayyar which were mostly in the genre of romantic comedy. The films which had a few popular duets were ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Mr and Mrs 1955’ (1955), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), Paying Guest (1957), ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ (1957), ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ (1958), ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Teen Deviyan’ (1965), ‘Mere Sanam’ (1965), ‘Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain’(1965), ‘Teesri Manzil’(1966) and many more.

From the mid-1960s onward, Majrooh Saab started working with the second generation of music directors also. Laxmikant-Pyarelal (LP) and RD Burman were two promising music directors amongst them. But both were struggling to get themselves firmly established in Hindi film industry since early 1960s. One may call it a sheer co-incidence that when Majrooh Saab worked with them for the first time in ‘Dosti’ (1964) and ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) respectively, the films and their songs became super hit. Although LP’s ‘Parasmani’ (1963) was a box office success with its songs becoming very popular, it was only after the extra-ordinary success of ‘Dosti’ (1964) that LP started getting big banner films. Same was true for R D Burman after the success of ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). From these two films onward, both LP and RD Burman got a tremendous boost to their filmy career. Majrooh Saab worked with RD Burman in as many as 75 films churning out around 350 songs. With LP, he worked in 42 films with around 200 songs.

Next in the line of the second generation of the music directors with whom Majrooh Saab worked are, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind and Jatin-Lalit, among others. Again, whether it was a co-incidence or the magical lyrics of Majrooh Saab, his first association with them also turned out to be their first successful film at the box office. The films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1974), ‘Qayaamat Se Qayaamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Siknadar’ (1992) respectively.

There is another side of Majrooh Saab’s personality and that is as an Urdu poet of repute. And he kept this side of his personality distinct from that of a lyricist of Hindi film songs making it sure that his ideological views do not seep into his film lyrics. Though Majrooh Saab had written many meaningful lyrics, he never considered them to be part of his poems. So, if one wishes to know the real personality of Majrooh Saab, one has to read his ‘taraqqi-pasand’ (progressive) ghazals. I have  gone through the ghazals that are available online. His hardcore revolutionary call was evident in most of his ghazals which he wrote in the 1940s.  An example:

jalaa ke mashaal-e-jaan hum junoon-sifaat chale
jo ghar ko aag lagaaye wo hamaare saath chale

Majrooh Saab is regarded as a pioneer in writing modern progressive ghazals, breaking away from the conventional style of ghazals of the classical poets. He gave a different interpretation of some of the common metaphors used in the conventional ghazals, in his progressive ghazals. For instance, the word ‘manzil’ is often used in the conventional ghazal to reach out to the beloved. But Majrooh Saab has used ‘manzil’ in plural form in the ‘matla’ she’r of one of his popular  progressive ghazals  to mean that the attainment of objectives (manzilen) becomes easy when someone joins hands with him (comradeship):

mujhe sahal ho gayi manzilen, wo hawaa ke rukh bhi badal gaye
teraa haath haath mein aa gayaa, ke charaag raah mein jal gaye

Most of Majrooh Saab’s ghazals written in 1940s are filled with heavy doses of Arabic and Persian words. But it is not surprising, as he had studied Arabic and Persian in school. Once he got associated with Hindi films, probably, Majrooh Saab could not devote much time to Urdu literature. Hence his output in terms of published works is limited. ‘Kulliyat-e-Majrooh Sultanpuri’  seems to be the only published works of his ghazals.

Majrooh Saab’s journey of six decades of prolific song writer of Hindi films ended on the planet of earth on May 24, 2000 but not before he was conferred with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993 – the first Hindi film lyricist to get this award. He left around 2000 of his Hindi film songs for us to cherish his memory for eternity.

On the occasion of birth centenary of Majrooh Saab, I have chosen an apt song written by him from the film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) which was directed by one of my favourite directors, Kundan Shah. The song is ‘Wo To Hai Albela Hazaaron Mein Akela’ a duet sung by Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu. The song is set to music by Jatin-Lalit.

One of the interesting features of the picturization of the song is that both Devaki Pandit and Kumar Sanu lip sync for multiple actors. Devaki Pandit lip syncs for Shashi Sahay, Sadia Siddiqui, Reeta Bhaduri and Kumar Sanu lip syncs for Nasiruddin Shah, Tiku Talsania, Satish Shah and Anjaan Srivastav. On the sound track, both the singers sing a few lines together but, in the film, their voices are for the entire group of actors and actresses.

A reading of Majrooh Saab’s lyrics of this song reminds me to say that his style of song writing remained, more or less, the same throughout his filmy career. I do not think that other Hindi song lyricists would have used the words like ‘aib’ (vice) and ‘hunar’ (virtue) in their songs in the  1990s.

Audio

Video

Song – Wo To Hai Albela, Hazaaron Mein Akela  (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa) (1994) Singer – Devaki Pandit, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Jatin-Lalit
Devaki Pandit + Kumar Sanu

Lyrics

wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
 
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
fursat mili na tumhen apne jahaan se
us ke bhi dil ki kabhi samjhte kahaan se
jaana hai jise patthar
heera hai wo to heera
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
 
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
bansi ko lakdi sadaa samjha kiye tum
par us ke naghmon ki dhun kahaan sun sakey tum
diye ki maati dekhi
dekhi na us ki jyoti
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai albela aa
hazaaron mein akela
sadaa tum ne aib dekha
hunar ko na dekha
wo to hai albela
hazaaron mein akela
wo to hai… albela aa

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Devnagari script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा

फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
फुर्सत मिली ना तुम्हें अपने जहां से
उसके भी दिल की समझते कहाँ से
जाना है जिसे पत्थर
हीरा है वो तो हीरा
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला॰॰आ

बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
बंसी को लड़की सदा समझा किए तुम
पर उसके नग़मों की धुन कहाँ सुन सके तुम
दिये की माटी देखी
देखी ना उसकी ज्योती
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
सदा तुमने एब देखा
हुनर को ना देखा
वो तो है अलबेला
हजारों में अकेला
वो तो है॰ ॰ ॰ अलबेला॰॰आ


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