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Blog Day: 4263 Post No.: 15490

“Deedaar”(1970) was produced and directed by Jugal Kishore. The movie had Dheeraj Kumar, Anjana Choudhary, Premendra, K N Singh, Badri Prasad, Wasi, Jay Shree T, Leela Mishra, Habib, Kumud, S N Tripathi etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is another song from “Deedaar”(1970) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a club dance/ cabarat dance song on Jayshree T and Dheeraj Kumar, with others looking on.


Peene se pilaane se(Deedaar)(1970) Singers-Usha Khanna, Kishore Kumar , Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Qasam hai tujhe mehfil ki
main naachoon tu pee
main naachoon tu

hic bili bili bappa ba ba bili bili bappa
ba ba ba billi billi bappa
ba ba ba billi billi bappa
ba ba ba billi billi bappa
hic
peene se pilaane se paimaane se maykhane se
begaane se zamaane se
tu bach bacha
tu bach bacha
peene se pilaane se
paimaane se maykhane se
begaane se zamaane se
tu bach bacha
tu bach bacha
hi

he jawaani mein kabhi kis kabhi kis kabhi kis
he he ho ho he he
javani mein kabhi kisi se aankh na lada
aankh lad jaaye bhi to dil na mila
hoo
dil mil jaaye bhi to shor na macha
meethhe-meethhe waadon pe tu sabko nacha

kyun
kyun kya
yahaan dil bhi bura hai dildaar bhi bura
ikraar bhi bura hai inkaar bhi bura
inkaar bhi bura

peene se pilaane se paimaane se mayakhaane se
begane se zamaane se tu bach bacha
tu bach bacha

bili bili bappa ba bappa
bili bili bappa ba bappa
bili bili bappa ba bappa bili bili bappa ba bappa

arre
arre dil de koi to
koi to
koi to
he he ho ho he he
arre dil de koi to dil tod do beshaq
aankh jo milaaye aankh phod do beshaq
hu hu
phool na miley to tahni mod do beshaq
buri duniya hai ise chhod do beshaq

kisliye
kisliye kya
nek naam bhi bura hai badnaam bhi bura
aagaaz bhi bura hai anjaam bhi bura
anjaam bhi bura
peene se pilaane se paimaane se mayakhane se
begaane se zamaane se
tu bach bacha
tu bach bacha

bili bili bappa ba bappa
bili bili bappa ba bappa
bili bili bappa ba bappa
bili bili bappa ba bappa

yeh duniya toh hai
hai
hai
heh heh ho ho he
yeh duniya toh hai paglon ka shehar
chaahta nahi koi kisi ki bhi khair
hi hi
ik haath dosti toh ik haath bair
upar se apne toh andar se gair

kaise
arre kaise kya
kaamyaab bhi bura hai naakaam bhi bura
mehfil bhi buri hai aur jaam bhi bura
jaam bhi bura
peene se pilaane se paimaane se maykhaane se
begaane se zamaane se
tu bach bacha
tu bach bacha
hey
peene se pilaane se paimaane se maykhaane se
begaane se zamaane se
tu bach bacha tu bach bacha
hic hic


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Blog Day: 4260 Post No.: 15483

“Choron Ka Chor”(1970) was produced and directed by Muhammad Hussain for M H Films, Bombay. This “stunt” movie had Dara Singh, Shabnam, Madan Puri, Shetty, Agha, Bhagwan, Roopesh Kumar, Jayshree T, Randheer, Meena, Neelam, Paro devi, Gul Hameed, Kamini Devi, Shefali, Jerry, Anjum, Dada Kurte, Moolchand, Dilip Daagi, Sabir, V Gopal, Vishwas Kunte, Master Ripple, Indira Bansal, Habeeb, Trilok Singh, Tier Abdullah etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Details of the three songs covered in the blog are :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 O mere dildaar arre na kar tu inkaar (Choron Ka Chor) 1681 26-July-2009
2 Patli qamar tirchhi nazar (Choron Ka Chor) 3632 9-March-2011
3 Dil dhhadka wohi shola phir bhhadka (Choron Ka Chor) 15400 23-January-2020

As can be seen from the above, the previous song from the movie was covered on 23 january 2020 and that was a blog century song cum Farooque Kaiser’s 100 th song in the blog as a lyricist. That song was a rare song.

Here is the fourth and final song from “Choron Ka Chor”(1970). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dattaram.

This song too is a rare song.

Only the audio of this song is available. It sounds like a club dance song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, all the songs of “Choron Ka Chor”(1970) are covered in the blog and the movie now joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ho tera mera pyaar dekh sabka dil jala (Choron Ka Chor)(1970) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics

aayi sofiya

ho
ho tera mera pyaar dekh
sabka dil jala
chhup ke pyaar kar le
tera mera haal ek dil hai chulbula
chhup ke pyaar kar le
wai wai wai wai wai wai
tera mera pyaar dekh
sabka dil jala
chhup ke pyaar kar le
tera mera haal ek dil hai chulbula
chhup ke pyaar kar le

chale aa
chale aa
dil ye pukaare aa
mere dil meri jaan
mere sahaare aa
chale aa. . .
lute hum
mite hum
humko bacha le aa
chhod de saara jag
mere deewaane aa
chale aa. . .
chale aa
chale aa
dil ye pukaare aa
mere dil meri jaan
mere sahare aa
chale aa. . .
lute hum
mite hum
humko bacha le aa
chhod de saara jag
mere deewaane aa
chaale aa. . .
dil to hai
ab mujhe
dilruba
chaahiye
ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
he he he he
aayi sofiya aa aa
ho tera mera pyaar dekh
sabka dil jala
chhup ke pyaar kar le
tera mera haal ek dil hai chulbula
chhup ke pyaar kar le

dheere se
dheere se
dil mein samaaye ja
koi ab dekhe na
jaadu jagaaye ja
dheere se. . .
wahi tum wahi hum
pyaar na hoga kam
jaaneman aa bhi ja
dil mein chhupa len hum
dheere se. . .
dheere se
dheere se
dil mein samaaye ja
koi ab dekhe na
jaadu jagaye ja
dheere se. . .
wahi tum wahi hum
pyaar na hoga kam
jaaneman aa bhi ja
dil mein chupa len hum
dheere se. . .
tu mujhe
mil gaya
aur kya
chaahiye

ho tera mera pyaar dekh
sabka dil jala
chhup ke pyaar kar le
tera mera haal ek dil hai chulbula
chhup ke pyaar kar le
ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho
he he he he

aayi sofiya aa aa
aayi sofiya aa aa
aayi sofiya aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ॰॰ई॰॰ सो॰॰फ़िया॰॰

हा॰ ॰ ॰
हो तेरा मेरा प्यार देख
सबका दिल जला
छुप के प्यार कर ले
तेरा मेरा हाल एक दिल है चुलबुला
छुप के प्यार कर ले
वई वई वई वई वई वई
हो तेरा मेरा प्यार देख
सबका दिल जला
छुप के प्यार कर ले
तेरा मेरा हाल एक दिल है चुलबुला
छुप के प्यार कर ले

चले आ
चले आ
दिल ये पुकारे आ
मेरे दिल मेरी जाँ
मेरे सहारे आ
चले आ
लुटे हम मिटे हम
हमको बचा ले आ
छोड़ दे सारा जग
मेरे दीवाने आ
चले आ
चले आ
चले आ
दिल ये पुकारे आ
मेरे दिल मेरी जाँ
मेरे सहारे आ
चले आ
लुटे हम मिटे हम
हमको बचा ले आ
छोड़ दे सारा जग
मेरे दीवाने आ
चले आ
दिल तो है
अब मुझे
दिलरुबा चाहिये
हो हो हो
हो हो हो हो
हे हे हे हे
आ॰॰ई॰॰ सो॰॰फ़िया॰॰
हो तेरा मेरा प्यार देख
सबका दिल जला
छुप के प्यार कर ले
तेरा मेरा हाल एक दिल है चुलबुला
छुप के प्यार कर ले

धीरे से
धीरे से
दिल में समाये जा
कोई अब देखे ना
जादू जगाए जा
धीरे से
वही तुम
वही हम
प्यार ना होगा कम
जानेमन आ भी जा
दिल में छुपा लें हम
धीरे से
धीरे से
धीरे से
दिल में समाये जा
कोई अब देखे ना
जादू जगाए जा
धीरे से
वही तुम
वही हम
प्यार ना होगा कम
जानेमन आ भी जा
दिल में छुपा लें हम
धीरे से
तू मुझे
मिल गया
और क्या
चाहिए
हो तेरा मेरा प्यार देख
सबका दिल जला
छुप के प्यार कर ले
तेरा मेरा हाल एक दिल है चुलबुला
छुप के प्यार कर ले

हो हो हो
हो हो हो हो
हे हे हे हे
आ॰॰ई॰॰ सो॰॰फ़िया॰ ॰ ॰
आ॰॰ई॰॰ सो॰॰फ़िया॰ ॰ ॰
आ॰॰ई॰॰ सो॰॰फ़िया॰॰आ॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 4251 Post No. : 15471

Back here on the blog after a fairly long break.
I daresay it would’ve been even longer if it were not a very special occasion today.

From today, we start the centenary celebrations of Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth.
Since he was born on 8th March 1921, today happens to be his 99th birth anniversary.

So yes, it is a very special occasion for Urdu poetry and classic HFM lovers. As a massive Sahir fan, I thought I owed it to him to write a post for the occasion. I’ve written so often about him here, on practically every birth and death anniversary, and have nothing new to say anymore – and yet it feels like a betrayal of sorts to let this day go by, without paying tribute to him.

So when Avinashji, an even bigger Sahir fan than myself, requested me to write a post for Sahir on this occasion, I could not, but agree. 🙂

But I must also admit that for the first time I told Avinashji that I don’t think I’d be in the right mental frame to be able to do this. For me, writing a post here is an investment of emotion – and right now, to be honest, I feel quite empty within. If it were not for Sahir, I don’t think I’d be able to pull myself together for this post.

To Avinashji’s credit, as always, he provided me with a list of songs and lyrics that I could choose from. And left it to me to see whether I could come up with a post. I owe this post to him too.

Ok, enough about myself and my “mental frame” – this post is about Sahir, not about me. 🙂

What can I say about Sahir that I haven’t said before?
Actually nothing.

But since it’s Sahir, whatever I’ve said before can hopefully be repeated, without sounding boring. 🙂
Just like whatever Sahir wrote as social messages, not once but repeatedly in different ways, was never boring, and only meant as a reminder to society, to show people a mirror.

For me, as for many others, Sahir was much more than just a poet or lyricist. Yes, he was a lyricist par excellence. But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have had this level of regard for him if he’d limited himself to just writing lyrics or poetry on mundane matters, however beautifully worded.

Sahir’s greatness, in my mind, has a lot to do with the topics he chose to express his views on. And the manner of such expression.

Sure, he could write about romance – “abhi na jao chhod kar” will always be one of my all-time favourite romantic songs.

Sure, he could write about heartbreak too – “jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar milaa”, another favourite.

Sure, he could write about love in its multitude of shades – is there a more exquisite ode to love than “ye ishq ishq hai ishq ishq”?

Sure, he could write bhajans with consummate ease – “tora mann darpan kehlaaye” and “aan milo aan milo shyam saanwre” are just two examples.

Sure, he could write light-hearted, fun songs too – the first song that comes to mind in this category is an all-time favourite “sar jo tera chakraaye”.

Sure, he could write, and wrote quite often, on a mother’s love for her child – “tu mere pyar ka phool hai”, “tere bachpan ko jawaani ki dua deti hoon” and “tu mere saath rahega munne” come to mind.

And yet, Sahir rises, no, TOWERS, above all others when it comes to writing on social issues.

No one, NO ONE, showed a mirror to society as earnestly as Sahir. It was as if he truly came into his own on these occasions.

Whether he was writing about injustice towards the oppressed, society’s shocking treatment of women, casteism, communalism, labor exploitation, or the futility of war, Sahir’s words were like cries of anguish, straight from the heart. You could feel the raw sincerity in them, even if they were often laced with cynicism, sarcasm or anger. Or, occasionally, even hope.

So many songs come to mind.

“Tu Hindu banega na musalmaan banega” – where Sahir calls out communalism in all its ugliness
“Cheen-o-arab hamara” – where Sahir sarcastically exposes India’s hypocrisy over wealth disparity
“Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain” – Sahir at his cynical best, showing society a mirror of its ugly reality
“Khuda-e-bartar teri zameen par” – where Sahir busts the myth about the glory of war, pointing out that there are no winners in war, only bloodshed
“Ponchh kar ashq” – where Sahir exhorts the oppressed to rise and demand their rights from the oppressor, pointing out that colour, religion, caste, race can never be above humanity
“Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko” – Sahir’s famous lament about society’s treatment of women
“Wo subah kabhi to aayegi”– where Sahir, in one of his less frequent refrains, chooses hope over despair

and many more.

Every single time asking questions of society, pointing out its flaws, exhorting it to reform.

That each of his songs is STILL relevant more than 50 years after he wrote them, is truly sad, and a reflection of Indian society – but no one can ever fault Sahir for not doing his utmost to put his writing ability to good use. If society is still languishing in darkness, it certainly isn’t Sahir’s fault.

And it is for this particular trait of Sahir’s that he has a very special place in my heart.

Yes, he’d have had his own place in my heart anyway for lyrics like “wo afsaana jise anjaam tak laana na ho mumkin, use ek khoobsoorat mod dekar chhodna achha”.

But his attempt at social awareness, and his speaking truth to power, takes my regard for him to a different level altogether.

If I may say so, and no disrespect meant to any lyricists who have come since, but no one comes close to Sahir’s intensity in this one matter.

Or maybe times have changed too.

Now, coming to the song for today.

Avinashji gave me a few options – of the lot, I picked the title song of “Samaj Ko Badal Daalo” (1970). Lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, of course. 🙂

It’s a lament, not uncharacteristic of Sahir, where he lets loose on society itself, blaming it for its own ills. That it tolerates corruption and crime is the biggest reason society suffers these, in the first place. Reform cannot start unless society decides to step up, and adopt a zero tolerance policy towards these. Hence “samaj ko badal daalo”.

I honestly don’t think it’s a bad assessment of why we are the way we are.

Without coming across as too preachy, let me share a few thoughts quickly.

We Indians love to blame our politicians for everything. We blame them for corruption, for the poor state of our roads, education and healthcare, for dividing society along communal lines – basically everything.

And yes, since they are our leaders, and have power, it’s not unfair to place responsibility and accountability on them.

And yet, where do these politicians come from?

They don’t fall from the skies, they come from amongst US.

So if we’re complaining about corruption and bigotry in our politicians, we first need to acknowledge that we, as a society, are ourselves guilty of these very shortcomings in our character. We carry a lot of baggage historically, and don’t have a particularly high moral compass ourselves. Our politicians then just exploit our weaknesses.

For example, politicians pander to our base instincts, dividing us based on identity, or other group characteristic. And we fall for it. Every single time.

Then again, when it comes to governance, they manage to get away with promises because we don’t make a serious enough effort to hold them accountable anyway. We behave like slaves – and get treated as such. So our leaders end up with power, but no accountability.

This is OUR fault. If we didn’t allow them to exploit us like this, if we raised the bar and held them accountable to us, things would be very different.

So when Sahir writes “samaj ko badal daalo”, it does resonate a lot with me. And hopefully with others too.

End of “preaching”. 🙂

The song itself is sung by Rafisaab, at the start of the film, as credits roll. I remember seeing this film as a young boy – what I remember most about it from that time is that the hero (Parikshat Sahni, who was then still Ajay Sahni) gets stabbed midway in the film and dies. I’d never seen a film till then where the hero dies midway :-), so I couldn’t reconcile easily to this at all.

A few years ago, I watched this film again, just out of curiosity. I wouldn’t call it a bad film as such (I’ve seen worse), but the last 30 minutes or so, are very dark and depressing. After watching this film, it might linger in your mind – and you’re likely to feel sad for a while.

Considering people usually look towards cinema for escapist fare, and don’t want to be reminded of daily miseries of life, this film is definitely not one you should watch if you want a feel-good feeling from the film. Don’t get misled by the fun “tum apni saheli ko” song, picturised on Prem Chopra.

But none of this takes away from Sahir, who is the reason for this post. Rafisaab singing Sahir’s lines are always a joy for me – even if it’s a sad song.

I hope you will also listen to it – and possibly agree that what we need most is for society itself to reform, otherwise we will continue bad practice of the past, and only regress.

In my opinion, the greatest danger to a society is not economic bankruptcy (which, however hard, CAN be corrected through appropriate economic policy), but moral bankruptcy (which eats away at the very fabric of society, and is therefore far more difficult to correct).

Thank you for reading.

Audio
(audio) (lyrics noted are as per this link)
Video

Song-Samaaj ko badal daalo (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

(Ye ek katha jo laakhon logon ke ae
Jeevan ka darpan hai
Desh pita ke charnon mein
Ham sab ki ore se arpan hai)

***

Samaaj ko badal daalo o o
Samaaj ko badal daalo o o o
Samaaj ko badal daalo
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo

Kitne ghar hai jinme aaj raushni nahin
Kitne ghar hai jinme aaj raushni nahin
Kitne ae tan-badan hai jinme zindagi ee nahin
Mulq aur kaum ke mizaaj ko badal daalo o
Mulq aur kaum ke mizaaj ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o

Sainkdo ki mehnaton par
Ek kyun paley
Sainkdo ki mehnaton par
Ek kyun paley ae
Oonch neech se bharaa
Nizaam kyun chale ae
Aaj hai yahi to
Aise aaj ko badal daalo o
Aaj hai yahi to
Aise aaj ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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समाज को बदल डालो ओ ओ
समाज को बदल डालो ओ ओ ओ
समाज को बदल डालो
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो

कितने घर है जिनमे आज रौशनी नहीं
कितने घर है जिनमे आज रौशनी नहीं
कितने ए तन-बदन है जिनमे ज़िन्दगी ई नहीं
मुल्क और कौम के मिज़ाज को बदल डालो ओ
मुल्क और कौम के मिज़ाज को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ

सैंकड़ो की मेहनतों पर
एक क्यूँ पले
सैंकड़ो की मेहनतों पर
एक क्यूँ पले ए
उंच नीच से भरा
निजाम क्यूँ चले ए
आज है यही तो
ऐसे आज को बदल डालो ओ
आज है यही तो
ऐसे आज को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ


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Blog Day : 4230 Post No. : 15439

“Gunaahon Ke Raaste” (1970) was directed by Radhakant for Bhanu Pictures, Bombay. The movie has Dara Singh, Sanjanaa, NA Ansari, Azaad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Shetty, Shri Bhagwaan, Bhupendra Singh, Rajan Kapoor, Polson, Samson, Sanjay etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Hemlata and Manna Dey. Lyrics are penned by Naqsh Lyallpuri. The music director is Jagdish Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song-Saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de jaam(Gunaahon Ke Raaste)(1970) Singers-Hemlata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Jagdish Khanna

Lyrics

Saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haan
raat bhar piyenge ham
jhoom kar jiyenge ham

tere liye hai
mere liye hai
zingadi ke haseen
ye raat saaqi
milne de nazren
dhalne de mastee
ho gaye hain jawaan
jazbaat saaqui
jazbaat saaqui
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haa
saaqiyaa tu bhar bhar ke de
jaam yoon na dar dar ke de
haa
raat bhar piyenge ham
haa
jhoom kar jiyenge ham

ni ballo
ni ballo
ni ballo
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein
ho
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein
ye phool sajega khoob
tere guldaste mein
tere guldaste mein
hoy
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein

aisa heera
aisa moti
aisa heera
aisa moti
dhoondhe se na paayegi
haay
soniye
heeriye
hadippa
aisa heera
aisa moti
dhoondhe se na paayegi
ye mauqa gar haath se tere
nikla to pachtaayegi
khada hai ik saudaagar tere raste mein
ye phool sajega khoob
tere guldaste mein
tere guldaste mein
hoy
sadqe
dil jaisee mehangi cheez
liye ja saste mein


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Blog Day : 4206 Post No. : 15400

Regulars of this blog must have got used to the fact that only one or two “new” songs get discussed daily in this blog and that is all. But oldtimer regulars would recall days of yore when six to seven songs were discussed in a day. On occasions, I had the mortification of being admonished by a subscriber to the blog. “I am a music lover but not so much that I can tolerate getting a song post notification every hour”- he stated. He must have registered for the blog on those days when I was able to post even twelve and thirteen posts in a day. 🙂

This is the fifth post of the day. Going by the present sedate ways of the blog, it is rather unusual. The last time this blog had 5 posts in a day was on 17 march 2019. That was the only such occurrence in the blog in 2019. In comparison, 2018 saw 37 such days. In 2012, when the blog was operating at a Sehwag like strike rate, we had 60 such days. As many as eight songs were covered daily on 39 days in 2012 !

So temporarily, it is feeling like old days for me. But today the reason for this suddenly found enthusiasm is that I want to complete the 154th century writeup of the blog before the weekend, when the going will get tough as far as posting articles is concerned.

I find that the blogging mindset is different when one is posting many posts in a day vis a vis the situation when one intends to post just one write-up. In discussing just one (or two) song in a day, we take a conservative approach. We basically become status quo-ist. On the other hand, when one posts many songs in a day one acts like an adventur-ist.

A conservative man would get defeated by the weather conditions (cold foggy winters) while an adventurist man would wake up early and go on a morning walk when the entire world is hiding under razaai. I find that even on this count I have become an adventurist. For the last few days, I have started going on a morning walk come fog or cold. No, I have not done it voluntarily. It is my pet Chhote who has suddenly become fond of being taken for a walk. So he insists that I take him for a walk in the morning, in the afternoon, and in fact all the time. So now I have started to wake up early, and have started walking early morning, often in chilly low visibility foggy conditions. And after that, I have begun to feel like a million dollars. This winter weather is not so daunting, I have rediscovered. I in fact regularly used to wake up even earlier (at 5 AM) during my stay at Bareilly. So now I am rediscovering my old self when I used to be more determined, and less conservative.

And that determination may well have been getting reflected here in the blog today. 🙂 It is the fifth and final song for the day. and I am realising that covering so many posts in a day is not all that tough. 🙂

In the process, I ended up listeing to lots and lots of songs yesterday night (as I used to do earlier) and I rediscovered the pleasures of stumbling upon gems after musical gems. Yesterday, Sudhir Jee asked me if I had any particular song in mind for this century post and I replied in negative. Within a few hours, I was spoilt for choice ! I discovered so many great songs that I had never heard before. and that is the situation when I may have already heard more that 15400 plus songs !

This song is from “Choron Ka Chaor” (1970). This forgotten movie was a stunt movie which was produced and directed by Muhammad Hussain for MH Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Shabnam, Madan Puri, Shetty, Agha, Bhagwan, Roopesh Kumar, Jayshree T, Randheer, Meena, Neelam, Paro Devi, Gul Hamid, Kamini Devi, Shefali, Jerry, Anjum, Dada Kurte, Moolchand, Dilip Dagi, Sabir, V Gopal, Vishwas Kunte, Master Ripple, Indira Bansal, Habeeb, Trilok Singh, Tiger Abdullah etc. in it.

The movie had four forgotten songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie. This song is one that I had never heard before. It is sung by two female singers who are better known as sisters of their more famous singing sisters. Most of the time they used to get duets with more celebrated singers. Here these two relatively ‘unsung’ singers are given an opportunity to carry a song on their own shoulders. And I must say that the song is just FANTASTIC. Too bad that this song has been forgotten. Or may be it was not even heard by public. I know for sure that I had never heard this song before.

A fantastic song that we are covering as the 15400th song post in the blog. Only the audio of the song is available. Even the audio is quite rare to come by. This song deserves better treatment.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. This song sounds like a synchronized dance song performed by two female dancers in a ‘Villain’s den’ situation.

This song also marks the 100th song of Farooque Kaiser in the blog as a lyricist. Quite a befitting song to bring up his 100th song in the blog ! He becomes the 30th lyricist and 98th artist overall to complete a century of songs in the blog.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for the continuous support and encouragement that has ensured continuous existence of this blog for over 4200 days (4206 days to be precise ! ). Let us hope that we will see many more such landmarks, and that the frequency of these landmarks will go up as was the case in the past.


Song – Dil Dhadka, Dil Dhadka, Wahi Shola Phir Bhadka (Choron Ka Chor) (1970) Singers – Shyama Hemmadi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Farooque Kaiser, MD – Dattaram
Usha Mangeshkar + Shyama Hemmadi

Lyrics

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye akhiyaan
akhiyaan
ye akhiyaan
us pe ye mera sharmaana
haaye allah
allah
haaye allah
kar dega tumhen deewaana
zara dheere se
zara haule se
tadpaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ji hamse
hamse
ji hamse
jaaoge kahaan tum bachke
o sajna
sajna
o sajna
pag pag pe kamariya lachke
zara tan tan ke
zara ban ban ke
tarsaana
dil dhadka
dil dhadka

ye jalwa
jalwa
ye jalwa
kaisa hai zara kehne do
ye parda
parda
ye parda
aankhon pe pada rehne do
zara ruk ruk ke
zara jhuk jhuk ke
lehraana

dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka
dil dhadka
wahi shola
phir bhadka
paas aana nahin mere jal jaaoge
baat kehti hoon patey ki lut jaaoge
dil dhadka

dil dhadka

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये अखियाँ
अखियाँ
ये अखियाँ
उस पे ये मेरा शरमाना
हाए अल्लाह
अल्लाह
हाए अल्लाह
कर देगा तुम्हें दीवाना
ज़रा धीरे से
ज़रा हौले से
तड़पाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

जी हमसे
हमसे
जी हमसे
जाओगे कहाँ तुम बचके
ओ सजना
सजना
ओ सजना
पग पग पे कमरिया लचके
ज़रा तन तन के
ज़रा बन बन के
तरसाना
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का

ये जल्वा
जल्वा
ये जल्वा
कैसा है ज़रा कहने दो
ये पर्दा
पर्दा
ये पर्दा
आँखों पे पड़ा रहने दो
ज़रा रुक रुक के
ज़रा झुक झुक के
लहराना

दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे
दिल धड़का
दिल धड़का
वही शोला
फिर भड़का
पास आना नहीं मेरे जल जाओगे
बात कहती हूँ पते की लुट जाओगे


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.

Blog Day : 4161 Post No. : 15330

Hullo Atuldom

“Tum Haseen Main Jawaan” produced and directed by Bhappie Soni, released in 1970. The movie had six songs of which three were written by Hasrat Jaipuri, two by Indivar and one by Rajinder Krishan with Shankar Jaikishan as music directors. The cast was headed by Hema Malini and Dharmendra with Helen, Anjali Kadam, Helen, Sulochana Latkar, Rajendranath, Dhumal, Anwar Hussain, Mohan Choti, Iftikhar and PRAN. The story screenplay etc was the handiwork of Sachin Bhowmick. I have seen this movie a long time ago on Television and this is the basic storyline-

Sunil (Dharam) is a merchant navy officer (if I remember right), and has had numerous affairs with a number of attractive young women. One day he meets with beautiful Anuradha (Hema), and falls in love with her. Anuradha too loves him, and she is introduced to his mom (Sulochana). Anuradha has another admirer in Ranjeet (Pran), who informs Sunil and his mom, that Anuradha is deceiving them, and is the mother of a baby boy. Sunil and his mother are shocked, and will have nothing to do with Anuradha. Then the child, in question, is kidnapped, and held for ransom. It is then Sunil comes to know the shocking truth behind the abduction, which will change his life forever.

The movie had other typical masalas in it – like Helen a dancer with a golden heart, a sobbing sister, a family missing their elder daughter etc.

The movie made its blog debut with this song. I heard that song after years today as I was writing this and felt the song reminded me of the song “mere paas aao nazar toh milao” from “Sunghursh” (I don’t mind if people say I am wrong). Atulji followed this up with song. I would like to make it clear here that Dharam is asking Hema’s help to look after the baby that he has found i.e. he wants her to be its Nanny. And let me also add, that it suits Hema’s purpose as she is looking for a safe haven for that child whom she is shielding from its uncle played by Pran.
The last song from this movie came with a post by Rajaji to wish Hema Malini on her 69th birthday.

The song with today’s post is something I love to watch for its cuteness. Hema Malini was supremely sweet, cute etc. in those days (none of which has lessened with age, mind you). On hearing it without the video one would expect Shammi Kapoor enacting it but we have a very handsome Dharam on-screen. And the “jhatakdaar” steps is the cutest part of the song IMHO.

And why are we having this song today ? To wish the He-man, Garam Dharam on his 84th birthday. Dharmendra who started his career in the early 60s is a huge Dilip Kumar fan. He has acted in close to 300 movies in all these years. He was nominated 4 for the best actor Filmfare award but won only the Life Time achievement award in 1997. He is a Padma Bhushan recipient and has been darling of the masses who have lapped up his pairing with Meena Kumari, Nutan, Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh and Mala Sinha etc, but nothing to match the pairing with Hema Malini. They did about 35 films together and were romantically paired in 31; of these 20 were hits and 15 flops.

Let us have a song of this super-hit jodi today and say (belatedly) “Happy Birthday Dharmendraji”

Audio

Video

Song-Chehra tera Allah Allah (Tum Haseen Main Jawaan)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

chehra tera allah allah
baaten teri maasha allah
badi badi aankhonn waali
jaadoo kiya toone vallah
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga
chehra tera allah all
ah baate teri maasha allah
badi badi aankhon waali
jaadoo kiya toone vallah
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga

dono jahaan mein tujhsa nahin hai
meri rahegi mujhko yakeen hai
donon jahaan mein tujhsa nahin hai,
meri rahegi mujhko yakeen hai
aahhaa aaa aaa
chehra tera allah-allah
baaten teri maasha-allah
badi badi aankhon waali
jaadoo kiya toone vallah
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga

tu hai hamaare pyaar ki duniya
aa ke basa de yaar ki duniya
tu hai hamaare pyaar ki duniya
aa ke basa de yaar ki duniya
aahhaa aaa aaa
chehra tera allah allah
baaten teri maasha allah
badi badi aankhon waali
jaadoo kiya toone vallah
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga

tu toh khuda ke hosh bhula de
chain chura le neend uda de
tu toh khuda ke hosh bhula de
chain chura le neend uda de
aahhaa aaa aaa
chehra tera allah allah
baaten teri maasha allah
badi badi aankhon waali
jaadu kiya toone vallah
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga
aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga
a aa
idhar toh aa
o meri jaan gale laga


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

My affair with Sadhna started very tiny. The film was ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ (1969) and the song was “Sainyaan Le Gayi Jeeya Teri Pehli Nazar”. That image of a beautiful Kashmiri village belle, with that charming and becoming smile captured my mind and my heart. She was being blackmailed by Sanjay to sing a song for him, using her recorded voice in a tape recorder, which he threatened to make public. So in a manner of speaking, the song was of the ‘Dance Under Duress’ category. 🙂 She is somewhat letting it on that her song and dance is a make believe effort. But then Hindi films are Hindi films. And a tiny pre-teen mind is quite inexperienced in these matters; and quite easily enamored by that charming smile, and the gestures of endearment, howsoever artificial they may have been.

In the same year (1969), I also got to see ‘Inteqaam’. The storyline therein is a make believe endeavor to deceive a rich man and his son, and so I was not impressed with her presence and her beauty as much. ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ would be the compass bearing for me for some time, till I got into my next crush. 🙂

Remembering Sadhna on the anniversary of her birth today – 2nd September.

It would be much later that I would realize that I had actually seen her much earlier in ‘Parakh’ (1960), which I had watched on TV. Actually, it would be many years after that TV viewing that I correctly identified the leading lady as Sadhna. For many years at a stretch, I used to believe that Nutan was the heroine in ‘Parakh’. Many years later when this error was set right in my mind, I went back to see this film once again, to make sure that I had finally identified her correctly in that film.

Later on, the mind got to see her other earlier films on the rewind –  ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Aarzoo’ (1965), ‘Love In Simla’ (1960), ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’ and ‘Asli Naqli’ (1962), ‘Rajkumar’ (1964), and the quintessential ‘Mere Mehboob’ of 1963. This is the listing of films that I got to see earlier; of course the other films like ‘Prem Patra’ (1962), ‘Man Mauji’ (1962), ‘Wo Kaun THi’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Dulha Dulhan’ (1964) also followed, albeit later. The ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ effect was repeated when I got to see ‘Mere Mehboob’. That scene of the first encounter between Husna (Sadhna) and Anwar (Rajendra Kumar) is one of the most unforgettable cinema moments in my mind. All the un-uttered emotions that were spoken just through the eyes, the only part of the face that is partially visible from within the burqa (veil covering the face), emphatically conveyed much more than any words.

Born this day in 1941, Sadhna would have been 78 today. She was born in Karachi, into a Sindhi family. When the partition happened in 1947, the Shivdasani family moved to Bombay. As she has stated in her interviews, she was interested in dramatics right from childhood, and used to participate in school plays. Her uncle (father’s real brother) Hari Shivdasani, was already an established actor in Bombay. Hari had started his career appearing in films, from 1934 – his first film being ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ (1935). So when Sadhna and her family moved to Bombay, she already had a mentor and a significant link into the film industry.

She was just fourteen, when this filmland connection, got her a bit appearance as one of the chorus dancing girls in the 1955 film ‘Shri 420’. Hari Shivdasani himself had a significant role in the film, as one of the coterie of crooked businessmen. The song is the iconinc “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh. . .”. Sadhna is one of the chorus dancers, quite easily identifiable, at least in the first half of the song. Hari Shivdasani is himself present in the group of guests at this party. [Note: Another very notable presence in this song is that of Jaikishan, the music director.] There is anecdotal material which says that Raj Kapoor was somewhat offended with Sadhna, on issues relating to hair style and make up etc., and that Sadhna did not complete the shooting of this song.

During her first year at college, producer director TN Bihari approached her for a secondary role in a Sindhi film ‘Abaana’, released in 1958. Sadhna played the role of the younger sister of the heroine, role played by Sheila Ramani. Star struck as she was, the teenaged Sadhna requested Sheila for her autograph when they first met for shooting. Giving her the autograph, Sheila commented that one day will come when she (Sheila) would be taking autograph from Sadhna – a prophecy that realized itself shortly thereafter.

Things moved fast after this. Sadhna photo appeared in ‘Screen’. The photo came to the notice of Shashadhar Mukhrjee, who invited Sadhna to join the School of Acting that he had established in Filmalya, his production studio. Sadhna joined. ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) was launched, with Nasir Husain as the director. S Mukherjee gave him the option to select a new heroine opposite Shammi Kapoor, and Nasir Husain picked Asha Parekh, also one of the students at the same school. Sadhna had to wait another year for her formal break into films. S Mukherjee announced ‘Love In Simla’ (1960) as the launch vehicle for his son Joy Mukherjee. The director, RK Nayyar, was also making his directorial debut with this film. Given the option by S Mukherjee, RK Nayyar picked Sadhna as the leading lady for the film. Her film career had now formally started.

For about a decade, her career was a rising graph, and her work was very much appreciated. She appeared along with practically all the big names of that era – Dev Aanand, Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Joy Mukherjee, Dharmendra, Biswajit, Sanjay, Kishore Kumar, Feroze Khan, Parikshit Sahni, and yes, Rajesh Khanna – one film they shared credits for – ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ (1972). About 30 films, in a career span of about 15 years, is the sum total of Sadhna’s body of work.

By the end of the decade of 1960s, Sadhna developed some recurring health problems and her films started getting delayed. 1974 saw the release of ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ and ‘Chhote Sarkar’. In 1975 came ‘Vandana’ and a much delayed ‘Amaanat’. After that, there is radio silence in her career, as she chose to stay away from films. Even earlier than that, HS Rawail opted for Vijayantimala for the leading lady in ‘Sunghursh’ (1968), after first considering Sadhna, and so did Pacchi, when he replaced Sadhna with Rajshri for ‘Around The World’ (1967).

Although Sadhna was the heroine of choice for ‘Love In Simla’, the director RK Nayyar (also her future husband), was quite openly unhappy with her looks. In his opinion, Sadhna’s forehead was wide enough to “. . . land a helicopter”. It was suggested that her hair style be changed. And after some research, the choice came to Audrey Hepburn’s hair style in films like ‘Sabrina’ (1954) and ‘Funny Face’ (1957). Audrey Hepburn sported a few locks of hair that were not brushed back, but were thrown forward so as to partially cover her forehead. The hairstyle was adopted, and yes, it became very popular in India, by the name ‘Sadhna Cut’.

Sadhna passed away in 2015, on 25th December.

Today’s song is solo performance on screen by Sadhna. The film is ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’ from 1970. The film is produced under the banner of Twinkle Star, Bombay, and is directed by Ramesh Sehgal. The cast of actors is listed as Sadhana, Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jagdeep, Nadira, Leela Mishra, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Meena, Madhumati, and Uday Chandrika.

There are 8 songs listed for this film, all from the pen of Anand Bakshi. The music is from the mind of SD Burman. Singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar.

The story is about two childhood friends, who fall in love with the same lady, who in turns, loves only one of them. The other person is not aware of this reality, and actually tries to get help from his friend to woo the lady. Hmm. . . reminds one of many films – especially ‘Sangam’ (1964). The story progresses on very predictable lines, with sacrifice at the end of the film, by the one who is earlier unaware of his friend’s love, and later regrets after coming to know the truth. However, it is the songs and the music of this film which are something great to write home about. Together, SD Burman and Anand Bakshi have collaborated in about a dozen films and majority of them have wonderful songs that have been hits.

This song is sort of an on stage performance by Sadhna. We can seen Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya and Nadira in the audience. Biswajeet, the unaware friend, thinks that this song is meant for him, and is quite happy. Dharmendra, who is aware of the triangle, and has been coaxed by Biswajeet to attend this performance, is quite visibly ill at ease during the performance.

I picked this song for the poignant and effective performance by Sadhna, for a song that is somewhat of a somber expression of serious love. The lyrics of this song are adapted from a traditional bhajan originally written by Sant Meerabai.

Lovely song, lovely rendition by a lovely Sadhna. Things can’t get much better than this for the tiny crush in my heart that still sustains.

Song – Main To Tere Rang Raati (Ishq Par Zor Nahin) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mitwaa. . aa. . aaa. . aaaa. .
mere saathi

main to
tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aaa. . aaa. .
mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

raana ki
naa banoon main raani
main to hoon kaanha
teri deewani
le ja chupke se meri doli
doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
le ja chupke se meri doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
sang aaye
na aaye
baraati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
kaise bichhde hamre naina
naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
kaise bichhde hamre naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
sang jaley
sang bujhey
diya baati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aa. . aa. .
mitwa. . aaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मितवा॰ ॰ आs आss आsss
मेरे साथी

मैं तो
तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss आss
मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

राणा की
ना बनूँ मैं रानी
मैं तो हूँ कान्हा
तेरी दीवानी
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
संग आए
ना आए
बाराती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
संग जले
संग बुझे
दिया बाती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰
मितवा॰ ॰ आsss
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति


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.

Blog Day : 4057 Post No. : 15190

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 10
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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 43
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As Gajendra ji had commented, couple of episodes ago – I am quite sure the readers are now beyond getting surprised by the songs posted in this series. Yes, some very interesting repeats, but oh well. . .

The interesting thing about today’s post is, well, two things. It is the singer’s Remembrance Day today, as well as, we also are showcasing the song as part of the 10 year challenge series.

10 years ago, this day, six songs were posted. Those were the days, when Atul ji was at his prolific best, and six new songs on the blog was quite the norm. And he followed an interesting convention. The songs he posted on one day, used to be in the incremental chronological order, as you can notice in the short table below.

Chup Hojaa Ameeron Ke Ye Sone Ki Ghadi Hai Bandi 1957 1814
O Pawan Veg Se Udne Waale Ghode Jai Chittod 1961 1815
More Ang Lag Jaa Baalmaa Mera Naam Joker 1970 1816
Gore Gore Gaalon Waale…Kahte Hain Mujhko Haseenon Ka Devtaa Haseenon Ka Devta 1971 1817
Mile Mile Do Badan Khile Khile Do Chaman Blackmail 1973 1818
Pahraa Hai Yahaan Pahraa Badnaam 1975 1819

There were two debut films that day – ‘Jai Chittod’ and ‘Haseenon Ka Devta’. And quite interestingly, both the films are at present miles away from being yippeee’d. Since that day, only one song has been added for ‘Jai Chittod’ (12 songs listed in Geet Kosh), and none for ‘Haseenon Ka Devta’ (6 songs listed in Geet Kosh). The remaining 4 films, ‘Bandi’ (1957), ‘Blackmail’ (1973), ‘Badnaam’ (1975) and ‘Mera Naam Joker’, the magnum opus by Raj Kapoor, have completed their account on the blog.

And yet, today, “Mera Naam Joker’ makes another appearance here, on account of an unlisted song. In that, it is a repeat song from RK’s own film from 1951 – ‘Awaara’. Being his own film, of course it would have been a simple thing to reuse the earlier song.

In the iconic song “Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo”, the poet Neeraj declares,

haan babu ye circus hai
aur ye circus hai show teen ghante ka

pehla ghanta bachpan hai
doosra jawaani hai
teesra buddhaapa hai

The entire film was presented as three chapters, with two intermissions. And quite literally, RK has presented three phases of life in these three segments – childhood, youth, and old age. And in each of these phases, there is a different lady with whom the Joker’s heart gets entangled. And every time, his emotions and timid overtures are eventually disregarded – in face of certain compulsions of life that each one of those lady characters struggle with, in their own lives. In the first phase, there is a mismatch of age. In the second, there is a mismatch of location / language / societal background. And in the third, there is a mismatch of aspirations in life versus the values of life.

The reprisal of this song occurs close to the end of the second segment. The Joker has lost his heart to a circus artist visiting from Russia. And as their visit and stay comes to a close, the lady has to leave, and go back to her own country with her group. The circus manager (role played by Dharmendra), in an earlier conversation, has already cautioned him against getting too friendly with the visitors. That caution has now become a prophesy realized. Marina (role played by Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina) has to leave. The Joker is at the airport, with Sher Singh (role played by Dara Singh), his partner in crime, or let’s say, his ustaad in the art of romance. The Joker has come to bid farewell to the departing Russian troupe, and his lady love, who cannot stay. There is a brief exchange between the two lovers, and the lady leaves, planting a kiss on the Joker’s lips, and waving a good bye. Sher Singh asks the Joker as to what the lady has said in her native language. The Joker replies forlornly, that her words reminded him of an old song.

And then this song from two decades earlier is played once again, as a background piece. Marina walks to the plane, and the plane departs. And the verses penned by Shailendra are re-told yet once again in the life of the Joker –

duniya mein tere teer ka
ya taqdeer ka maara hoon. . .

This verse segment is the one that I never seem to have been able to get over all my life.  “That, in this life of mine, I have been vanquished either by my own destiny, or the glance arrows coming from your eyes – I do not know which one.” Such a powerful assertion in just ten words, ensconcing within itself a myriad philosophies of life, in a moment narrating and laying bare everything that can and could have gone wrong in an overwhelmed life. The emotions these ten words evoke inside, lie crumpled, tightly wound like a giant ball of thread, with no end visible – not enough words to unravel it and express it.

This song is probably one of the most recognizable songs ever in the ocean of Hindi film music – not only here in India, but also in many parts of this world, where RK’s films are loved as part of their own cultures. The first few bars of the prelude music start to play, and practically every one can recognize which song is coming up. And so, I remember, the first time I saw ‘Mera Naam Joker’, and this scene played out on the screen, and the Joker tells about being reminded of an old favorite song, and the prelude music begins to play – it was quite a shock of recognition that overpowered the heart. Yes, RK presenting this song at this juncture, makes all the sense, rounds up everything that he has been wanting to say through this film – ‘Mera Naam Joker’ – a wayward truant clown I am in this life.

An interesting throwback on this song – it was also repeated within the original film itself. Regular folks would remember, the closing scene – Nargis and Prithviraj Kapoor are visiting RK in the prison, after he has been incarcerated post his trial. It is a brief meeting – about two minutes or so. And as Nargis is asked to take leave, there is this standard dialogue that RK utters – “. . . meri soorat hi aisi hai”. Overcome by the understated innocence and simplicity, plus the unpretentious hangdog look on his face, Nargis once again rushes back into his arms, and exactly the same stanza starts to play in the background.

A few interesting observations about these two reprisals. Take the music and rendition. The song that plays in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is very nearly the original, but as one listens carefully, one can make out small pieces of extra orchestral music that S-J have weaved in, merging it with the overall background score of the scene. And in the original film ‘Awaara’, the rendition has a small variation at the end. The words of the last line that Mukesh has sung include a very delicate and lovable “हाय” ~ “haaye” –

haaye. . .
awaara hoon..oon..oon. . .

This addition has made this line oh so much more endearing and adorable. Listening to this last one snippet made my day – more than all the pleasure and emotions that are flowing with the original complete version of the song. So surely, this segment, or at least this last line has been re-recorded, even then back in 1951, and presented separately as the end piece.

Next, in both these reprisals, there is a close, very close proximity of the lady love. In ‘Awaara’, the kiss almost happens – just short of the waving scissors of the censor board. And in ‘Mera Naam Joker’, the kiss does happen, with Marina forcefully planting it on the lips of the Joker. Oh well, I don’t know – should we expect a kiss, whenever this part of the song is played ??  Ha, ha, I am sure you will tell me – it happens only in the reel world. 🙂 🙂

Another cute co-incidence I discovered in the last scene of ‘Awaara’. RK and Nargis are in each others arms, and a loud voice calls out in the background, probably the prison warden or constable – “ओ क़ैदी नंबर 308, चलो” (“O prisoner no. 308, come on move.”). I made a little connect in my mind – I don’t know whether that was the intention of the director and dialogue writer. The number 308 – it rang a bell. 308 –> 30-8 –> 30th August –> Shailendra’s birthday. 🙂 🙂

Back to ‘Mera Naam Joker’, I might as well document it here, for possibly no more posts of this film could be forthcoming in the future. The three ladies who appear in each of the three chapters of this film, just examine the screen names – Mary, Marina, Meena. Sound quite connected, flowing right into each other. You combine Mary and Meena – becomes Marina. Just some musings of the wandering mind. Just like the three magazines that RK, Rajendra Kumar and Padmini are seen browsing through on the flight – Time (Padmini), Fortune (Rajendra Kumar) and Life (RK). 🙂 🙂

And then, back to Mukesh, after all so much wandering of the silly mind over the terrain of anecdotes and co-incidences. Even till late afternoon today, I hadn’t the faintest idea whether I would be writing post for the remembrance day today. Mahesh ji’s post, so wholesome and so satisfying, after posting that in early morning, I was not picking up new ideas to write another post on Mukesh. Later, in the afternoon, I was just browsing through the list of songs etc., and don’t know why, but I decided to check out the 10-year-challenge thing for today. Pulled out the list of songs for 27-08-2009. The title ‘Mera Naam Joker’ jumped out at me immediately, and before I could say bambi, my mind had made a few jumps around, connected other material, and brought out this well baked idea of doing a combined 10-year-challenge and repeat-songs post. Yes, I had this repeat song on my list, and had not yet planned when to post it. The mind made that decision for me today, and quite swiftly so, without taking me along on the steps of decision making.

I am glad I checked this out, and got to make this connection and getting this post out today. In the earlier post today, Mahesh ji has mentioned a figure of ~80% songs of Mukesh being hit songs. I cannot think of any other singer, at this level of prolific output, who can be associated with this high a percentage of successful and popular songs from his or her body of work. And then the second connect came when Arun ji deposited on the Whatsapp group, a reminder of the Mukesh anniversary program on Doordarshan seven years ago. I recalled that this was also the very first question that the person interviewing me and Shikha ji, put to me in this program. That question was – “Mukesh ji has about 800 songs to his credit? Why does it always seem that has sung much more?”

And my answer was exactly on these lines – in any singer’s body of work, there is a certain percentage of songs which are memorable, which became popular, and which are quite well retained in the memory. However, with all other singers, this ratio of popular and memorable songs to their total repertoire, is comparatively lower. By extrapolating this expectation, the mind always thinks that in case of Mukesh, his body of work ought to be much larger, if the number of his popular and memorable songs is so much. This is a very interesting point. After that TV program, I had this very discussion with a number of friends, and mostly we agreed to this conclusion.

No doubt the music director and the poet – they have a very significant contribution towards the creation of a song. But it is the voice of Mukesh, that makes something different out of any song. That is what has made so large a percentage of his songs popular and memorable. A soulful voice – that was my assertion on that TV program also, that – “मुकेश जी की आवाज़ में एक अनोखी आत्मीयता है, जो किसी और गायक में नहीं मिलती”.  There is this so unique a characteristic of his rendition – an effortless exposition of the emotions, expressed in a most relaxing mode.

I feel I could go on and on. But then, not now. Another song, another post – there seems to be so much more one wants to say about this soulful, mellifluous voice – almost divine.

Song Repeat – Mera Naam Joker (1970)

Song Reprised at End – Awaara (1951)

Song – Aawaara Hoon. . .  (Mera Naam Joker) (1970) Singers – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shanker Jaikishan

Lyrics

aabaad nahin barbaad sahi
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
gaataa hoon khushi ke geet magar
zakhmon se bharaa seena hai mera
hansti hai magar ye mast nazar
duniyaa aaa..aaa aaa..aaa
duniyaa mein tere teer kaa
ya taqdeer kaa maara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon
ya gardish mein hoon aasmaan ka taara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon
aawaara hoon

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आबाद नहीं बर्बाद सही
गाता हूँ खुशी के गीत मगर
गाता हूँ खुशी के गीत मगर
ज़ख़्मों से भरा सीना है मेरा
हंसती है मगर ये मस्त नज़र
दुनिया आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰ आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰
दुनिया में तेरे तीर का
या तक़दीर का मारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
या गर्दिश में हूँ आसमान का तारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ
आवारा हूँ


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 :

3998 Post No. : 15095

Yesterday (26th June) there was a discussion on the ‘Atulites Whatsapp group’ regarding songs containing the word ‘June’ in them. I thought that some of us would definitely point out this song – how can seventies’ fans miss this. So, our beloved Raja ji pointed out this song and reminding it that it was quite a popular song in those days. I must be 2/3 years old then, so I can’t say much about this 🙂 but, after listening this song now, I can say that it’s tune is quite nice and enjoyable and one can easily be humming this song after listening to it once.

I had come across this song few months back during my routine browsing, and since the starting of this month – ‘June’, I wanted to share the song during this month. I was thinking of sharing this song, but as the month progressed it was very hectic on work front for me and it slipped out of mind. But nevertheless, since yesterday’s discussion I thought we still have few days in this month of June and can enjoy this song.

The song is from the 1970 movie ‘Jawaab’ and it is picturised on the favourite comic side plot jodi of the seventies i.e. Mehmood and Aruna Irani. I was also wondering how our regular Mehmood fans have missed this song or maybe they have shared and waiting for its posting. By Mehmood fans I mean our respected Atul ji and Nalini ji. I apologize Atul ji, if he already had a post on this song in his mind. And if he has any, I would like that he present this song with his post here, because all his posts on Mehmood are very very nice and enjoyable.

The following other songs were noted during the discussion.

  • Hai ye June ka maheena – from the 1962 movie ‘Mud Mud Ke Naa Dekh’ – and this also is yet to be posted on the blog!!
  • The other song having the world June is ‘Mere Piyaa gaye Rangoon’

The movie ‘Jawaab’ was directed by Ramanna for RR Pictures, Madras’.  It had Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Jeetendra, Leena Chandavarkar, Prem Chopra, Jyothi Lakshmi, Ulhas, Aruna Irani, Rajan Haksar, Leela Mishra, Prem Kumar, Madhumati, Kanhaiyya, Lakshmi, Pandey, Indra Acharya and Mehmood.

NS Bedi was the dialogue director for this movie. Editing of this movie was done by MS Money. Dialogues of this movie were written by Rajinder Krishan who also wrote the lyrics for all the six songs of this movie. Music for this movie was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyaarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Hemlata, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

From the re-certification date of the movie (available online) – 15.07.1980, it can be concluded that it was originally passed by Censor on 15.07.1970). Two songs from this movie have already been posted on the blog earlier.

This song is a fun love song picturised in a well and when Mehmood is there its entertaining and enjoyable given his own specialities. When I noted the lyrics from the video, the mukhda of this song goes like ‘aaja meri jaan ye hai june ka maheena, june ka maheena hai ye june ka maheena’. However, there is one audio version where the second line of the mukhda is different and having the words as ‘garmi hi garmi, paseena hi paseena’. Except this change in mukhda and “zulfon ki chhaon mein…” in place of “palkon ki chhaon mein bitthaa le o haseena”, rest of the lyrics are same in both versions. HFGK Vol – IV in its listing of this song also mentions the song title as “aaja meri jaan ye hai june ka maheena, garmi hi garmi, paseena hi paseena”, though I could not get to refer the appendices of this Vol IV of HFGK so I am not aware if any additional information about this is noted there. It seems that the first mukhda was overlaid later, in the movie version, before released. Possibly some objection by the censors. The change can be noticed in the lip movements of Mehmood.

Well, as Raja ji mentioned “though the Monsoon has started over and spreading its ‘wings’ across, some parts of the country still may be hot and humid”. So for those areas where monsoon has not yet reached, I think the words “garmi hi garmi, paseena hi paseena” and this song is still very applicable 🙂 .

Let us now enjoy this song…

Video

Audio

Song – Aa Ja Meri Jaan Ye Hai June Ka Mahina  (Jawaab) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Asha Bhosle + Kishore Kumar

Lyrics (Based on Video Clip)

aa aa
aa aa aa aa

hey ae ae
hey hey hey hey hey ae
ho o o o o ho

aaja meri jaan
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena

arey june ka maheena hai ye
june ka maheena
june ka maheena hai ye
june ka maheena
palkon ki chhaaon mein
bithha le o haseena
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena
chak june ka maheena hai ye
june ka maheena

ajab hai ye duniyaa
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ajab hai ye duniyaa
ajab ye jahaan hai
ke naa ye zameen hai
naa ye aasmaan hai
ke naa ye zameen hai
naa ye aasmaan hai
naa dar hai
naa khidki
naa hai koi zeena
hyaa hmm hmm
hyaa hmm hmm
aaja meri jaan
hai ye june ka maheena
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena

mile jo thhandi thhandi ee ee ee
mile jo thhandi thhandi
kunwe ki hawaayen
to kyun tokyo mein
ya paris mein jaaye
to kyun tokyo mein
ya paris mein jaaye
ye love in well
ye love in well
ye love in well
suni hogi kabhi naa
aaja
ja ja
arey aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena
palkon ki chhaaon mein
bithha le o haseena
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena
aaja meri jaan
ye hai june ka maheena


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Blog Day : 3959 Post No. : 15036

Today (21 may 2019) is the rememberance day of Subodh Mukherji (14 April 1921 – 21 May 2005). The name of Subodh Mukherji is synonymous with movies that many HFM lovers have either grown up with or have relived them as part of their discovery of Hindi movies. What movies he has produced and directed!

He directed Munim Ji(1955), Paying Guest(1957) and “Teesri Aankh”(1982). He produced and directed “Love Marriage”(1959),”Junglee” (1961), “April Fool”(1964), “Saaz Aur Aawaaz”(1966), “Abhinetri”(1970) and “Ulta Seedha(1985)”. He also produced “Shaagird”(1967) and “”Sharmeelee”(1971).

As a tribute to the renowned movie maker of the golden era, here is a song from “Abhinetri”(1970). This song is sung by Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

This melodious song is picturised on Hema Malini and Shashi Kapoor, with Hema Malini seen wooing Shashi Kapoor. So women empowerment could be seen in Hindi movies as far back as in 1970 itself. 🙂

Audio (Full)

Video (one less stanza)

Song-Khinche hamse saanwre itne kyun ho(Abhinetri)(1970) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

o ho ho ho ho ho
khinche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho
khinche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho
roko paagal man ko
ke jisne chaaha tum ko o o
meri baahon se pare
itne kyun ho
khinche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho

rut ye doori ki nahin hai
ho o o o o
rut ye doori ki nahin hai
gori kahin hai
pi kahin hai
rukiye to
are re re re rukiye to
are are aisa kya
are re re re re
suniye to haan
roko chanchal man ko
ke jisne chaaha tumko o o
oho
ajee gusse mein bhare
itne kyun ho
khinche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho

kabhi na poocha haal mera
ho o o o
kabhi na poocha haal mera
lage ujaala bhi andhera
gham ab to
arre re re re rukta hai
arre arre man mera
are re re re dukhta hai
haan
roko vyaakul man ko
ke jisne chaaha tumko o o
o ho
piya apnon se phire
itne kyun ho
khiche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho

pyaar ki hoon main to pyaasi
ho o o o
pyaar ki hoon main to pyaasi
tum na samjhe ye udaasi
aage aao
na na na na kahna kya
ohoon ohooon
tumhre bin
na na na an rahna kya
haan
roko paagal man ko
ke jisne chaaha tum ko o o
o ho
chatur ho ke
baawre
itne kyun ho
khinche hamse saanwre
itne kyun ho
roko paagal man ko
ke jisne chaaha tum ko
o o
meri baahon se pare
itne kyun ho
khinche ham se saanwre
itne kyun ho


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