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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3545 Post No. : 14228

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# The Special Voices of the decade – 3 # Jaspal Singh #
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Welcome all to the third article in this series.

So far, we have the following two articles posted earlier on this blog under this series, where we are discussing the ‘special voices of the seventies’ and the nostalgia and memories associated with the songs of these ‘special voices’ from Hindi Movies.

‘Maa ne kahaa thhaa o betaa’
‘Haseen haseen waadiyon o’

When I had decided to start this series, my plan was to post one article per month under this series. However, later I thought it was better to combine it with the anniversaries of the Singers if it too falls in the same month of my writing the article.

The song and the ‘voice’ of today was supposed to be covered to mark the end of this series, however there was a good development in the first week of this month (March’2018) which delayed this post and finally it is here today.

The voice that I am presenting today is a ‘’very very special’ and ‘nostalgic’ voice for me.
I can feel the fragrance of the soil of this great land – our country, the purity of green lush fields, a big river flowing with its natural beauty, a small beautiful remote village in the rural part of our country – India, the diversity of our culture and the sweetness of the dialects spoken in our country. In all of its way this voice takes me back to ‘my roots and my soil’ if I think I am able to correctly mention the feelings otherwise the feelings just cannot be expressed in words.

Just listen to this song ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’ .

And for that matter take this another song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal’ from this same movie ‘Geet Gaata Chal -1975’

And then this beautiful ‘bhajan’ ‘O o o mangal bhawan amangal haari ee ee’, again from the same movie – ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’, its so soothing and so divine that I can keep it listening again and again just going on.

I remember these songs were played on loudspeakers continuously in a marriage function in our neighbourhood in the colony we were staying then.

I was seven and half years then when the movie was released in 1975.

Since then this voice and these songs also were growing on me as I keep growing over the years.
And yes, I had not watched this movie till many years since it was released. I get to watch it, may be on a TV channel, in the later years of nineties I think. But its songs were there with me and they keep growing on me and with me in my journey of life.

I had watched ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se-1978’, that too on TV around mid or later eighties if I remember correctly. But the ‘dohawali’ from this movie is as fresh ever and soothing whenever I listened to it even now.

I had also not watched ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’ when it was released or even after that for many years, but I had not and will never escape its magical title song because of the voice singing it and the range of this voice and its sweetness and its melody.

(after coming into contact with this blog I got an opportunity to share the following song from this movie sung by Jaspal Singh; ‘gagan ye samjhe chaand sukhi hai’ )

Those were the days when we were watching any movie coming our way and we were getting a chance to watch. But so far as I remember I didn’t get to watched all the above-mentioned movies then where this singer had his songs which were very popular during those years. But I did watch them when I was a grown adult and I think that was the right time for me to watch them.

One such movie is the 1982 movie ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar’ of which the songs were so popular then. Those couple of years were the ‘most study focussed’ years for us the students (though I was still very casual in my approach and could not understand its seriousness then, which I can realize now  )
Well, coming back to the songs from this movie, all the songs from this movie were very popular then and all of them are my favorites too.

‘Saanchi kahen tore aawan se hamre’
‘Kaun disha mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’

These songs from this movie and one of the voice i.e. the male voice of these songs is our ‘special voice’ of the ‘decade of seventies’ for this article today …

The voice I am talking about is none other than Jaspal Singh.

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Jaspal Singh was born on 23rd March 1943 in Amritsar, Punjab. We wish him a belated “Happy Birthday” on this blog today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead!!!

However, yours ‘junior’ sincerely had already wished him personally over phone a ‘very very happy birthday’ and good wishes to him.

How I came to know about his birthdate also happens just by chance.

It so happened that, during my stay at Nagpur I came across this song (of today) which when I listened to it I liked it so much and immediately fall in love with it. I did share it then to Atul ji but for a different occasion.
(However, now I feel that this is the perfect song for me to share with this article here when I am presenting this voice under this series).

At that time, I do also search for a detailed biographic information about him and after getting his contact number from sources on internet I do make him a call and express my gratitude to him for giving us the treasure of many ‘unforgettable songs’ and for his voice being part of our (people like me who were in pre-teens and teens then) growing years. I had also expressed my wish to meet him sometime if I get a chance of it, which he appreciated whole heartedly and also assured that he can share all information about him whatever is possible and if one wants to go through it.

This happened immediately after the November’16 Mumbai Gang out, so I enquired with our respected Shishir ji, if he had interviewed this personality for this blog, which he told me that it is in his future plans.

Well, from the information available on internet then (even now) it came to my notice that none of the sources (which I came across) had mentioned the birthdate of this personality so I was curious to know about it.

Recently when Atul ji ‘Yippeeee’d’ this movie ‘Geet Gaaata Chal -1975’ on the blog and posted couple of the songs sung by Jaspal Singh ji, I thought I should also write up and complete my post under this series.

After a gap of almost one year and half I thought I should call Jaspal Singh ji and try to get this information directly from him. He was very happy that somebody from a long distance (now from Kenya) had called him and was interested to know about him. He readily shared the information to me which also had an interesting ‘thing’ associated with it.

As mentioned above he was born on 23rd March 1943 at Amritsar Punjab. However, on all official records his date of birth had been recorded as 28th March 1943.

(for the information of our readers I would like to share once again that yours ‘junior’ sincerely have already wished him personally on phone on his birthday on 23rd March itself – ‘thanks, and so nice of you’ was what he replied to me)

Jaspal Singh came from Amritsar where his father was having the business of Hotel and their Hotel was once situated just opposite to the famous ‘Golden Temple in Amritsar’ (which was later demolished and was compensated by the government, as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Among the five siblings they are four brothers and one sister. (I hope I am correct as per what I can learn from his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Jaspal Singh completed his graduation from Amritsar and later on persuaded LLB from Ghaziabad. However, he was neither interested in business nor doing the ‘advocacy’. His only interest was to sing and become a ‘play back singer’ which his mother and sister supported well.

Jaspal Singh, since his childhood was fond of singing and he was singing in his school and college functions and was popular among his circles in Amritsar and was invited for singing in functions.
He too (like other upcoming singers) was a great fan of Rafi Saab whom he admires a lot and later on he got a chance to sing with Rafi Saab in films which was a great day for him.

His journey to movies and becoming a play back singer was full of hard work and struggle and he succeeded only because he had this talent, passion and instinct to become a play back singer for movies.

It so happened that his Sister got married and was settled in Mumbai (Bombay) in those years. This came like a blessing for young Jaspal Singh who thereafter keep visiting Bombay, initially during the ‘summer vacation’ and thereafter very often to fulfil his ‘dream’ of becoming a ‘playback singer’ for movies.

His Sister knowing about his passion and intentions persuaded her husband to try that Jaspal Singh gets an opportunity to sing in movies.
There continued efforts resulted in Usha Khanna ji giving him his first break for playback singing in the movie ‘Bandish-1968’ where his first recorded song was a solo song ‘dekho logo ye kaisa zamaana sambhalo sambhalo tang libaada’ which went un-noticed.
Usha Khanna ji give him another chance in 1969 to sung in the movie ‘Anjaan Hai Koi’, this time a duet with Mahendra Kapoor which due to its tune and words was somewhat noticed and reach a larger audience.

However, he was still far away from the ‘big’ and ‘hit’ …

In the meantime, given to the pressure by his father to join the family business in Amritsar he keeps visiting Amritsar, but since he was not interested in Business he returns back to Mumbai.
Later on, his father also gives up to his wish and allow him to stay in Mumbai and even bought a ‘flat’ for him in Mumbai which he is still staying in.

Jaspal Singh also started taking lessons from his guruji Mahendrajeet Singh ji who always encouraged him a lot and always supported him and insisted that he should not leave Mumbai and ‘singing’.
As his struggle for singing opportunities and a major break continued Jaspal Singh also too on practicing as lawyer ship with a senior lawyer in Mumbai and started attending the court proceedings.

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‘Geet Gaata Chal’ …

Luckily, he got a chance to meet Ravindra Jain who also staying in the same locality and who was aware of his singing.

A ‘big break’ was already waiting for Jaspal Singh when Rajshri Productions were looking for a ‘new singer’ for their upcoming new movie starring Sachin.
Ravindra Jain was the music director of this movie and he thought to give Jaspal Singh a chance for singing.
And, after going through the ‘tests’ Jaspal Sing was given a chance to sing ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’, which also was his first recorded song for the movie.

The main title song of the movie came to him only after lot of consultations between the producer of the movie Rajkamal Barjatya and the music director Ravindra Jain who was initially reluctant to give him this song, which he thought was the main song of the movie and he thought a new singer would not be able to do justice with it and had it been gone a wrong way would have spoiled the movie and the music of this movie.
Finally, he was called to sing this ‘title song’ of the movie and after recording of that he was also offered the remaining songs of the movie to sing. (one song of the movie viz. Shyam abhimaani o Shyam abhimaani was already recorded earlier in Rafi Saab’s voice)

However, the title song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal ’sung by Jaspal Singh went on to create a ‘magic’ for him and for the movie and for the ‘history of ‘Hindi film music’ and this song even today after so many years is as fresh as it was when the movie was released.

This was the first major break he got and which opened for him many avenues further, though he mainly sung for Ravindra Jain (I think so, till we arrive at the total statistics of songs sung by him.)

Thereafter he got to sing in many movies mainly for actor Sachin and many of his songs went on to become very popular and they are as fresh as they were then in the minds of the movie goers and HFM lovers.

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Here it will be interesting to know if he got to sing in movies after ‘Bandish-1968’ and ‘Anjaan Hai Koi-1969’, because his next song was in 1975 for ‘Geet Gaata Chal’.

Well, after ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’ he left his ‘practice in lawyership’ and went on to singing in around one hundred fifty movies (to be authenticated).
However tragically or unfortunately for the history of ‘HFM’ the so-called ‘big banners’ didn’t offer him to sing in their productions.
Nevertheless, the songs that he got to sung so far cannot be forgotten and some of them will remain immortal in the memories of HFM lovers.

The song ‘jab jab tu mere saamne aaye’ from ‘Shyam Tere Kitne Naam-1977’ sung for Sachin is his personal favourite.

On this blog I got the opportunity to share few of his songs (few I mentioned above) and viz. ‘yaar dagaa de gaya dulhan ko le gaya’

His active years in singing last till 2009-2010 (as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV).
By then already HFM had gone many changes and seen many new singers making entry into movies and singing, so naturally Jaspal Singh also got forgotten by Music Directors.

However, given the quantity of songs he sung, and his not so frequent appearing in movie songs credit some keep wondering that ‘where did he vanish?’😊.

On our blog we have so far only fifteen of ‘Jaspal Singh Songs’ posted, so all those who wondered where he was vanished can try to search for his songs also can try to get them posted here 😊 sharing them with their memories associated with his beautiful songs.

From his interview on RSTV (which is also the main source for this article) and as mentioned by Jaspal Singh himself he is living a happy and contented life with his family (wife, a daughter and a son) and continuing with his riyaaz and readings.
He had been doing stage shows as per demand and whenever he got opportunities for that. (the interview was done in 2014 i.e. only four years back).

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That brings us to the today’s song being presented here on the blog and the movie it is from …

“Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980” was directed by Satyen Bose for Ruchi Films, Bombay.

It had Komal Mahuwakar, Alankar, Surinder Kaur (new discovery), Arun Kumar, Shail Chaturvedi, C.S. Dubey, Virendra Gaud, Shrikant Moghe, Anand Joshi, Brijendra Mohan, Pardesi, Master Abhitabh, Deepak, Sudha Shivpuri, Ranjana Sachdev, Bandini, Namrata, Asha Sharma, Rajraani and Nisha.
Master Mayur and Master Sandeep make a guest appearance in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Rajkamal and its songs were written by Maya Govind.

This movie had total eleven songs in it and it was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1980.
Aarti Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik, Anand Kumar C., Jaspal Singh, Purushottam Das Jalota, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas gave their voices to the songs of this movie.

Interestingly the song being presented today is the only song sung by Jaspal Singh in this movie and the only male solo too. The other male voices are appearing in duets song only.

Though I had not watched this movie its name was in my vague memories so I had been waiting for sharing of a song of this movie to introduce it on the blog. And it also serves the purpose of bringing ‘movies having same titles’ on the blog.

There was a movie with the same title “Paayal Ki Jhankaar” in 1968 which has already made an entry on the blog.

Today ‘Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980’ makes a debut on the blog …

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Let us now enjoy the today’s song in the unique and amazing voice of Jaspal Singh …
Lyrics are by Maya Govind and music is composed by Raj Kamal ji.


Song-Jin khoja tin paaiyaan gehre paani paithh (Paayal Ki Jhankaar)(1980) Singer-Jaspal Singh, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Rajkamal

Lyrics

Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Man ki saanchi lagan hamesha
Manzil tak pahunchaati
Behte behte jaise nadiyaa
Saagar se mil jaati
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa

Tulsi Meera aa Soor ke jaisa
Milaa na khojanhaaraa
Karke tapasya laaye Bhageerath
Ganga ki jal dhaaraa
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Baiju ne Guru khoja
Swaami Hari Das ko paaya
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Ho Shyaama ho o o o o
O o o o
o o o
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Dhruv taara ban muskaaya
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

मन कि सच्ची लगन हमेशा
मंजिल तक पहुंचाती
बहते बहते जैसे नदिया
सागर से मिल जाती
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ

तुलसी मीरा आ सुर के जैसा
मिला न खोजन हारा
करके तपस्या लाये भगीरथ
गंगा की जल धारा
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

बैजू ने गुरु खोजा
स्वामी हरिदास को पाया
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
हो श्यामा हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
ध्रुव तारा बन मुस्काया
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

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Blog Day : 3544 Post No. : 14227

“Qurbaani”(1980) was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The movie had Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kadar Khan etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the four songs from “Qurbaani” (1980) that have already been showcased in the blog:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ham tumhen chaahte hain aise 3082 6-Oct-10
Aap jaisa koi mein zindagi mein aaye MD-Biddu 7349 15-Jan-13
Qurbaani qurbaani qurbaani Allah ko pyaari hai qurbaani 11419 25-Sep-15
Laila main Laila 14222 31-Mar-18

The movie was “inspired” from a curry western Italian/German movie called “The Master touch”(1974). The movie has impressive background music by Ennio Moricone whose background music in movies like “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, “For a few dollars more” etc are extremely popular till today.

“Qurbaani” (1980) makers looked elsewhere for inspiration for the songs of the movie. While Kalyanji Anandji “arranged” or created music for four songs, as the case may be. one “western” song was composed by Biddu and that song turned out to be one of the freakest hits in the history of HFM. The creaters of this song, viz Nazia Hassan and Biddu could never replicate that success again.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Qurbaani” (1980) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is by Kalyanji Anandji.

While listening to the lyrics of the songs of this movie, I realised that the lyrics writing of Indeewar has not received the credit that he deserved. For instance, he has given a routine Hindi film song situation such wonderful yet simple sounding lyrics that this song has gone on to become an all time classic.

The song is picturised on Zeenat Aman and Feroz Khan on the rugged and picturesque locations of Afghanistan. Some people like it for the picturisation, while some people like it for the singers. This song was one of the last few Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duets out of the several hundred songs that they sang together.

With this song, “Qurbaani” (1980) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Kya dekhte ho soorat tumhaari (Qurbaani)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

kya dekhte ho
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari
kya chaahte ho
chaahat tumhaari
na hum jo keh den
keh na sakogi
lagti nahin thheek neeyat tumhaari
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari
kya chaahte ho
chaahat tumhaari
na hum jo keh den
keh na sakogi
lagti nahin thheek neeyat tumhaari
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari

roz roz
roz roz dekhoon tujhe
nayi nayi lage mujhe
angon mein amrit ki dhaara
tere angon mein amrit ki dhaara

dil lene ki dhang teri
seekhi koi rang tere
baaton ka andaaz pyaara
teri baaton ka andaaz pyaara
sharaarat se chehra chamakne laga kyoon
sharaarat se chehra chamakne laga kyoon

yeh rang laayi hai sangat tumhaari
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari

socho zara
socho zara
jaan-e-jigar
beetegi kya tumpe agar
humko jo koi chura le
tumse humko jo koi chura le
kisi ne jo tumhen chheena
naamumkin hai uska jeena
kaise nazar koi daale
tumpe kaise nazar koi daale

pyaar pe apne itna bharosa
pyaar pe apne itna bharosa
itna mohabbat mein fitrat hamaari
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari
kya chaahte ho
chaahat tumhaari
na hum jo keh den
keh na sakogi
lagti nahin thheek neeyat tumhaari
kya dekhte ho
soorat tumhaari


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Blog Day : 3543 Post No. : 14222

“Qurbaani”(1980) was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The movie had Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Amrish Puri and Kadar Khan etc in it.

I knew that Feroz Khan’s movies were inspired from Western movies, but I never knew that he would unbshedly lift frame by frame scenes. It turns out that the movie is almost a frame by frame lift from “The Master touch”(1974), an Italian/German curry western movie.

One would argue that “Qurbani”(1980) had songs in it and that way it had at least its songs that were not inspired from the movie. Indeed that is what one though till now.

It turns out that even the songs of this movie were inspired from foreign sources, and not necessarily from the usual sources.

Take the case of “Laila Main Laila” song rom “Qurbaani”(1980). I thought that it was one the “better” and “original” compositions created during the “disco” era of HFM. But I was wrong. It turns out that this popular song is a direct lift from the composition “Chicano” by an African group called “Black Blood”.

Here is this “Qurbaani”(1980) song “Laila Main Laila” which is sung by Kanchan, Amit Kumar and chorus. The song is picturised as a “disco” song on Zeenat Aman, Amjad Khan and others.

Lyricist is Indeewar. He gets the credit for fitting in lyrics to go with the tune. Kalyanji Anandji are the music arrangers, rather than music composers, for this song.


Song-Laila main Laila (Qurbaani)(1980) Singers-Kanchan, Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

laila main laila
aisi hoon laila
har koi chaahe mujhse milna akela
laila main laila
aisi hoon laila
har koi chaahe mujhse milna akela
jisko bhi dekhoon
aa aa aa
duniya bhula doon
aa aa
majnu bana doon
aa aa
aisi main laila
aa aa
laila o laila laila
aisi tu laila
har koi chaahe tujhse milna akela

o o
mohabbat ka jisko tareeqa na aaya
use zindagi ka saleeka na aaya
raah e wafa mein
aa aa
jaan par jo khela
aa aa
uske liye hai yeh
aa aa
haseenon ka mela
aa aa
laila main laila
aa aa
aisi hoon laila
aa aa
har koi chaahe mujhse
aa aa
milna akela
aa aa
o laila
aa ha
aa ha
aa ha
gullu gullu
gullu gullu
gullu gullu
gullu gullu
ha bubuk bubuk
ha bubuk bubuk

hey
haay haay

mujhe dekhkar jo
na dekhe kisi ko
mere vaaste jo
mita de khudi ko
usi deewaane ki
aa aa
banoongi main laila
aa aa
use pyaar doongi main
aa aa
pehla pehla
aa aa
laila main laila
aa aa
aisi hoon laila
aa aa
har koi chaahe mujhse
aa aa
milna akela
aa aa

laila o laila laila
aa aa
aisi tu laila
aa aa
har koi chaahe tujhse
o ho
milna akela
laila o laila laila
o Laila
aisi tu laila
o Laila
har koi chaahe tujhse milna akela
laa laa laa laa laa aa aa
laa laa laa laa laa aa aa
la la la la laa aa aa
la la la laa aa


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Blog Day : 3541 Post No. : 14217

“Sitaara” (1980) was a Sunandini Pictures production. It was produced by Mallikarjuna Rao and directed by Meraj. The movie had Mithun Chakraborty, Zarina Wahaab, Kanhaiyalal, Suresh Chatwal, MacMohan, Paintal, Dinesh Thakur, T.P.Jain, Yunus Parwaiz, Mumtaz Shanti, Pathak, Kishore Kapoor, Bhooshan Banmali, Radha Swamy, Prakash Raghuvanshi, Kabira, Mallik, Agha, Jalal Agha etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these four songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ye saaye hain ye duniyaa hai 4263 24-Jul-11
Sajna ka kangna kangna mein heera 6669 18-Sep-12
Saath saath tum chalo to raat raat bhar chalen 8365 17-Jul-13
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein 14214 28-Mar-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Sitaara”(1980) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Bhupinder Singh. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised on Zareena Wahab and Mithun Chakraborty.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Sitaara”(1980) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Thhodi si zameen thhoda aasmaan (Sitaara)(1980) Singers-Lata, Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

laa laa lalalaa laaa
laa laa laaa
laa laa laa laa

thhodi si zameen
thhodaa aasmaa aan
tinkon ka bas ek aashiyaan
thhodi si zameen
thhodaa aasmaan
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan

thhodi si zameen

maangaa hai jo tumse woh
zyaadaa to nahin hai
dene ko to jaan de dein
vaadaa to nahin hai

o o o
maangaa hai jo tumse woh
zyaadaa to nahin hai
dene ko to jaan de dein
vaadaa to nahin hai

o o o
koi tere vaadon pe
koi tere vaadon pe
jeeta hai kahaan aaaa
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
thhodi si zameen……
thodaa aasmaa aan
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
thhodi si zameen
thhoda aasmaan
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
o o o
thhodi si zameen

mere ghar ke aangan mein aen
chhotaa saa jhoolaa ho

sondhee sondhee mitti hogi
lepaa huaa choolhaa ho o o
mere ghar ke aangan mein aen
chhotaa saa jhoolaa ho

sondhee sondhee mitti hogi
lepaa huaa choolhaa ho….
Ho o
thhodi thhodi aag hogi
thhodi thhodi aag hogi

thhodaa saa dhuaan aa aa
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
thhodi si zameen
thhodaa aasmaa aan
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
o thodi si zameen

raat kat jaayegi to o
kaise din bitaayenge

baajre ke kheton mein
hahaha(laughing sound)
kawwe udaayenge ae
raat kat jaayegi to o
kaise din bitaayenge

laalalaalalaalalala
laalalaalalaalala
o o
baajre ke sikkon(??) jaise
baajre ke sikkoon jaise
bete hon jawaa aan

tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
thhodi si zameen
thhodaa aasmaa aan
tinkon ka bass ek aashiyaan
ho thhodi si zameen


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Blog Day : 3540 Post No. : 14214

“Sitaara” (1980) was a Sunandini Pictures production. It was produced by Mallikarjuna Rao and directed by Meraj. The movie had Mithun Chakraborty, Zarina Wahaab, Kanhaiyalal, Suresh Chatwal, MacMohan, Paintal, Dinesh Thakur, T.P.Jain, Yunus Parwaiz, Mumtaz Shanti, Pathak,
Kishore Kapoor, Bhooshan Banmali, Radha Swamy, Prakash Raghuvanshi, Kabira, Mallik, Agha, Jalal Agha etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Sitaara” (1980) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised as a movie shooting song where Zarira Wahab gives a mujra performance and Macmohan plays her client. Mithun Chakraborty, who is watching the shooting is quite uncomfortable at the advances that MacMohan makes on Zarina Wahab during the shooting.

Since Mithun da is uncomfortable, even movie watchers are unable to enjoy the song while watching the picturisation of the song. 🙂

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Aap aaye gareebkhaane mein (Sitaara)(1980) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae
aag see lag gayee
zamaane mein ae ae
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein

aap hi ki..ee…ee
aa…aa…aaa aa aa
aaa…aa….aaa aa aaa
aaa…aa…aaa…aaa aa
aap hi ki
nazar lagi ee
varnaa
der lagti
shabaab aane mein ae
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae

dil mein aise
chhupaa aa liyaa
dil mein
aise
chhupaa liyaa..aaa
ho o ho
dil mein aise
chhupaa liyaa hai gham
dil mein aise
chhupa liyaa hai gham
aag rakh lee hai
aashiyaane mein ae
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae ae
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae

ek hi raah aa aa
ek hi raah
zindagi ee
lekin
ek hi raah
zindagi ee
lekin
umr lagti hai
zehar khaane mein
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae ae
aag see lag gayee zamaane mein
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein ae
aap aaye
gareebkhaane mein
aap aaye gareebkhaane mein


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Blog Day : 3533 Post No. : 14191

“Do Premi”(1980) was directed by Raj Khosla for Shalini Films, Bombay. This “Social” movie, which was based on a novel penned by Gulshan Nanda, had Rishi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Om Prakash, I.S. Johar, Deven Verma, Geeta Behl, Roopesh Kumar, Gautam Sarin, Master Bhagwan, Aruna Irani, K.N. Singh, Trilok Kapoor, C.S. Dubey, Nawab, Rajni Luthra, Raj Kishore, Kundan, Piloo Wadia, Pal Sharma, Manmauji, Dinu Harish, Mansaram, Noor Dewasi, R R Somaiyya, Uma Khosla, Anita Khosla, Reena Khosla etc in it, with a new discovery called Raj Bharti in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Here is the first song from “Do Premi”(1980) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised on Rishi Kapoor and Mausami Chatterji as a horse riding song on snow.

The lyrics of this song were sent to me by nahm as far back as in 2011 and I had planned to cover this song at that time only. I do not know how this song managed to remain unposted all these years. It was lying in the drafts folder of the blog for all these days.

Better late than never. With this song, “Do Premi”(1980) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Mausam pe jawaani hai (Do Premi)(1980) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by nahm)

Mausam pe jawaani hai
haay
mausam pe jawaani hai
main prem ka raaja hoon oon
tu roop ki raani hai
haay ae
yeh jhoothhi kahaani hai
haay
yeh jhoothhi kahaani hai ae
is desh mein ab koyi ee ee
raaja hai na raani hai
haay

mausam pe jawaani hai

nehle par dehla hai
aage peechhe pehra
aa aa aa
aur beech mein Laila hai
Laila
nehle par dehla hai ae
paagal na isey samjho o o

yeh Majnu chhaila hai

ghode hain haathhi hain
Ik dulha ik dulhan
aur baaqi baraati hain aen
ghode hain haathhi hain
Ik dulha ik dulhan
aur baaqi baraati hain
baraati hain
kis ke baraati hain aen
badmaash tere jaise ae ae
sab tere saathi hain
haay

mausam pe jawaani hai

tu saath nahin hoti ee
tu saath nahin hoti
Kashmir ki yeh subaha
na itni haseen hoti
jo tu saath nahin hota
Kashmir ka yeh mausam
kuchh aur haseen hota

Rab jhoothh na bulwaaye
raat mein jab soyaa
mere sapne mein tum aaye
tum aaye
sapne mein ham aaye
ho
sapne mein ham aaye ae
sachh tum ne kahaa hai yeh ae ae
rab jhoothh na bulwaaye
haay
rab jhoothh na bulwaaye

wo kyun itraatey hain
mujhko to haseenon ke ae ae
kitne khat aatey hain
le wo kyun itraatey hain aen
jo khat khud likh likh ke ae ae
logon ko dikhaate hain

aa maang teri bhar doon
haay
aa maang teri bhar doon
jaa le aa vakeel koyi ee
dil naam tere kar doon
daavon ka daleelon ka
hoy
daavon ka daleelon ka
ab pyaar mohabbat mein aen aen
kya kaam vakeelon ka
ho ab pyaar mohabbat mein
kya kaam vakeelon ka


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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14136

There are many artists for whom I’ve written posts here, remembering them on their birth or death anniversaries. But there are two artists who have featured more than others in this regard. I remember them every day anyway – so on their anniversary it is only a matter of a different intensity. I am grateful to them every single day for their legacy, the treasure trove they have left us behind with. They are long gone now from this world – coincidentally they went within a few months of each other – but they remain, and will always remain, in my heart. And not just my heart, but millions of hearts. Such is the love we have for them, such is the hold they have over us.

I am of course talking about two giants of the industry – Rafi Saab and Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today happens to be the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir – and here I am, writing yet another post in his memory. I have already written many posts on him, so I expect this will be a short one. At least, by my standards. 🙂

From all accounts, Rafi Saab and Sahir were like chalk and cheese. Rafi Saab is reported always having a smile on his lips, a total lack of ego, easy to work with, a generally non-controversial nature – and was one of the most-loved artistes in the industry.

In contrast, Sahir was seen as egoist, not the easiest person to work with. He was seen as often being bitter and rebellious. He had his fair share of controversies – and differences with other artistes. It’s also fair to say that while everyone acknowledged his genius as a poet and lyricist, he didn’t exactly endear himself to one and all.

And yet both of them have a special place in my heart. They were masters of their craft, and when they executed it, whether through the written word (Sahir) or through his voice (Rafi Saab), the words went straight to my heart.

Since this is a post for Sahir’s anniversary, I will keep it to Sahir from here on.

Sahir needs no introduction to anyone here. And if he does, there are far better sources to discuss him than this post, so I would recommend checking out any of them. Here I will only talk briefly about why I love Sahir so much. It goes without saying that Sahir’s poetry (which often found its way in his lyrics) was in a class of its own. In fact, he often dumbed down (simplified) his poetry to make it more understandable for film-going audiences.

Much of Sahir’s poetry is understandably in Urdu – and his lyrics for film songs too have a strong Urdu slant to them. As a big fan of Urdu, I thoroughly enjoy listening to Sahir’s poetry and lyrics, even if I don’t always understand them. 🙂 But if it were only Urdu that attracted me to him, that would be at one level only. After all, I have a great regard for Shakeel Badayuni too – his lyrics were also often Urdu-based, and second to none.

No, it is more than just Urdu that attracts me. It is the poet himself – Sahir, the person.

To the world, his bitterness (‘talkhi‘), his moodiness, his ego, his sharp tongue might have made him intolerable. To me, I think it is these very qualities that helped him write the poetry he did. You cannot be dispassionate, you cannot be without fire in your belly – and write rousing poetry. It just doesn’t work. An actor might be able to completely keep his persona behind and immerse himself in a role the moment the director screams “Action”. After all, he is an actor – his job is to be somebody he isn’t in real life.

On the contrary, for a poet, his writing is nothing but an expression of himself and his creativity. And that creativity is a function of his mind, heart and soul. So it is only natural that how he thinks or feels will get reflected in his writing. It is possible to of course separate the two – and seasoned poets do – but when the poetry is in sync with the mood, it probably flows much more naturally. I’m guessing this – I’m no poet. 🙂

So Sahir throwing his feelings into his poetry is something I totally approve of. Now, to the content itself.

In his inimitable style, he wrote on a variety of topics. But he is most identified with having a strong opinion on social issues of the day – and never hesitating to express his opinion. He often used his poetry as a medium to convey a strong message. Sometimes showing a mirror to society, sometimes questioning the government of the day. Sometimes exposing hypocrisy, sometimes calling for revolution. Whatever it was, he was not just another poet content to write some lyrics and get paid for them. He was socially sensitive – and clearly the ills in society bothered him deeply. And this is one of the main reasons I SO love Sahir. How I wish we had more poets like him today, with so much awareness and concern for the plight of the common man!

He has written about injustice in society (“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”), about the need for unity in a fractured society (“Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega“), about women’s plight in India (“Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”), about hope (“Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo”, “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se“, “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi”) and despair (“Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“, “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“, “. . .Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Sara Jahaan Hamaara“).

For someone who had a grounding in Urdu, he could write beautiful bhajans like “Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaaye“, “Prabhu Tero Naam“, “Allah Tero Naam“, “Meri Sun Le Araj Banwaari“,  and the immortal “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyam Saanwre“.

Then there is the philosophical Sahir too, exemplified in songs like “Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu“.

A recurring theme in his writing is the mother-child relationship, maybe based on his own experiences in life. It is well-known that he was particularly close to his mother – and chose her above his much more affluent father when he had to make a choice. So we see beautiful lyrics on mother-child in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (“Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai“), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (“Tere Bachpan Ko“), ‘Trishul’ (“Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne“)  – and I am sure some other films too.

Then there is the qawwaali Sahir. He excelled in them, with the qawwaalis of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, ‘Dharamputra’ and ‘Taj Mahal’ showcasing just some of his work.

And then there is the romantic Sahir. Yes, while he wrote about all other aspects of life, he did not come up short on what was bread-and-butter for most poets – romantic poetry. He could write the most romantic lines – the romantic songs of ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’, for example, just take your breath away. And not just these films – think of songs like “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par” from ‘Shagoon’, and on the same ‘parbat’ theme, “Ye Parbaton Ke Daayare” from ‘Vaasna’.

I can go on and on, discussing his songs, but I think I need to now come to the song for today. It is also a romantic song, but this time from very late in his career. It is no secret that in the 1970s, Sahir was disillusioned with the quality of lyrics on offer in Hindi cinema. Urdu, which offered so much richness to lyrics, was being phased out and replaced with more ‘chaalu‘ lyrics. In general, films (and music too, I might add) had become more loud and less, for want of a better word, classy.

He himself withdrew for a bit – and while he continued to work for the BR Chopra/Yash Chopra banners, he wasn’t as prolific as in the 60s. His disillusionment is probably best expressed in one of his most memorable songs of the decade – “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

It is in this context one needs to see the song for today. It is from the 1980 film ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’, a film that makes its debut on the blog today. I remember this film being released – and being a flop. I haven’t seen the film – my understanding is, it’s based on the famous ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ story. Sanjeev Kumar plays the dual role. The song is a romantic song – and pleasant enough, even if it doesn’t quite scale to the level of his heady songs of the 1960s. Even so, in comparison to the fare around at the time, I’d say its lyrics are better than most other songs of the time. Of course this is just my personal opinion.

Let’s now listen to the song, sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Rafi Saab. Music is by N Datta, one of his most famous pairings. I leave it to you to judge for yourself what you make of this song. I quite like it.

Lyrics were provided to me by the ever-helpful and reliable Avinash ji. A big thanks to him. He makes it so much easier for me to just focus on the write-up itself.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aaj Socha Hai Khayaalon Mein Bula Kar Tum Ko (Chehre Pe Chehra) (1980) Singer – Sulakshana Pandit, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Sulakshana Pandit + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj socha hai. . .
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aise bichhade ho ke jaise kabhi milna hi nahin
aise bhoole ho ki jaise  kabhi jaana hi na thha
ajnabhi ban ke agar yoon hi sitam dhaana thha
paas aana hi na thha  paas bulaana hi na thha
aao toote huye
aao toote huye
khwaabon ki jiyaarat kar len
aaj socha hai ae

ranjishen bhi wahin palti hain
jahaan pyaar paley
pyaar hi jis se nahin
us se gilaa kya hoga
meri ummeed hai tu
teri tammanna main hoon
aur chaahat ki duaaon ka sila kya hoga
ranjishen bhool ke
ranjishen bhool ke
khwaabon ko haqeeqat kar len
aaj socha hai

kya kahoon main tumhen
kya samjha hai kya maana hai
meri chaahat ne tumhen
apna khudaa maana hai
apna hissa hi tumhe maine sadaa maana hai
jaan ko kis ne bhalaa tan se judaa maana hai
jaan aur tan se
jaan aur tan se naya ahd-e-mohabbat kar len
aaj socha hai
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaakar tumko
pyaar ke naam pe thodisi shikaa …

hmm hmm hmm hmmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

aaj socha hai. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज सोचा है॰॰॰
आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर ले ए ए
आज सोचा है

ऐसे बिछड़े हो के जैसे कभी मिलना ही नहीं
ऐसे भूले हो कि जैसे कभी जाना ही नहीं था
अजनबी बन के अगर यूंही सितम ढाना था
पास आना ही न था पास बुलाना ही न था
आओ टूटे हुए
आओ टूटे हुए
ख़्वाबों कि ज़ियारत कर लें
आज सोचा है ए

रंजिशें भी वहीँ पलती हैं
जहाँ प्यार पले
प्यार ही जिससे नहीं
उस से गिला क्या होगा
मेरी उम्मीद है तू
तेरी तमन्ना मैं हूँ
और चाहत की दुआओं का सिला क्या होगा
रंजिशें भूल के
रंजिशें भूल के
ख़्वाबों कों हकीकत कर लें
आज सोचा है

क्या कहूँ मैं तुम्हे
क्या समझा है क्या माना है
मेरी चाहत ने तुम्हें
अपना खुदा माना है
अपना हिस्सा हि तुम्हे मैंने सदा माना है
जान को किसने भला तन से जुदा माना है
जान और तन से
जान और तन से नया अहद-ए-मोहब्बत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिका…

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्मम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सोचा है॰॰॰


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3485 Post No. : 13999

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# The Special Voices of the decade – 2 # Anwar #
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Welcome all to this second article under this ‘series’.

In this ‘series’ we are discussing the ‘Special Voices’ which emerged on the horizon of HFM in the years of Seventies, and who in their own way have left an indelible mark in the minds of ‘music lovers’ leaving behind legacy of many many memorable songs.

These ‘Special Voices’ are those singers who make their entry in Hindi Film Music when the legends like Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor among Male Singers and Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, among female singers were already ruling the Hindi Film Music scene. Still, these new voices, when they entered into HFM, took the audience by storm. Some of them were successful enough and popular too, and they continue to sustain for a long time.

However, some, though they shine very brightly as they appear on the scene, but were not able to sustain for a long time and slowly fade away from the scene and may be from the memory of many people too. In any case all of them gave us many fabulous songs and memories to cherish forever. Some of these Singers continued to enjoy being favorites among music directors and audience and/ or both and were successful in keeping themselves going and singing.

But some were not lucky enough and were sidelined with or without any reason. Politics, ego, discrimination and hypocrisy play their roles around us in every sphere of life, and Cinema too has always been influenced by these factors. Many talented people have been affected by this. And so, if one compares the number of songs their final tally read one will conclude that they were not successful or popular as the other established singers of their time who were ruling the charts at that time.

But, numbers are not the true test and so in these cases they will not justify the immense talent these people possess.

One of such talented Singer is the name – Anwar Hussain or Anwar as he is better known by. The voice that was said to be the ‘closest’ to, and having a ‘strange resemblance’ with the voice of Rafi Saab.

Anwar was born on 1st February, 1949 in Mumbai. His father Aashiq Hussain was an accomplished harmonium player and assistant to the famous Music Director Ghulam Haider. His father also used to play sitar. This familiar film and music background inspired young Anwar to take on music and singing. Looking at his interest in singing, his father took him to Ustad Abdul Rehman Khan for training in classical music. Here Anwar took a rigorous training for more than ten years.

Simultaneously he was also doing stage shows where he used to sing songs of Rafi Saab. He was noticed by the famous S. Hazara Singh who took him to Poona to sing with his musical group. While Anwar was going around doing the stage shows and singing in marriage functions, he always wanted to do playback singing for movies. His friends were also encouraging him always and telling him that his voice was very much similar to that of Rafi Saab’s voice.

Music director Kamal Rajasthani who was also struggling then to establish himself as a music-director in Hindi film world, spotted Anwar during one of his stage shows and he gave him a break as a playback singer in the movie ‘Mere Ghareeb Nawaaz’ (1973). Kamal Rajasthani also gave him further training to polish his talent.

Anwar made his debut in Hindi films with this song ‘Kasmein Hum Apni Jaan Ki Khaaye Chale Gaye’. Though initially he rehearsed for a different song but was finally given this solo and to sing. It so happened that Rafi Saab was present in the same studio where mixing of this song was being done and when Rafi Saab listened to this song, he asked his secretary when did he recorded this one. One can easily assume that the praise and showering coming straight from the ‘living legend’ then would have been more than enough for someone to establish himself in the industry and make a great career.

However, unfortunately, ‘stars’ were not in favor of Anwar and his career didn’t take off after his debut as he expected it to be. When he recorded his first song he was just twenty years old. So, it was still a long way to go for him. But in spite of the ‘perfect start’ with ‘Mere Ghareeb Nawaaz’, he had to wait for almost four years to get his next chance to sing in Hindi films.

And that too came up after lot of struggle and making visits to several music directors. As told by Anwar himself he used to visit many music directors and play his first recorded song to get work. Many of them appreciated him, but also told him that since Rafi Saab was already there so they didn’t see any reason to have him song for them. In a very recent interview of 2016 Anwar has given vent to his feelings, and his mistakes too, which he admits were mainly responsible to ruin his career in HFM.

Well, coming back to his looking for work, he met many of the leading and famous music directors of that time but nothing materialized. Finally, when he contacted Mehmood who was then busy in the making of ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1974). He got some respite, as Mehmood assured him to give songs in his next movie ‘Janta Hawaldar’ (1979). Mehmood took him to music director Rajesh Roshan. The latter took him on as a playback singer, without asking him any questions, as he was aware of Mehmood’s ‘music sense’.

And after that as we are all aware the songs of ‘Janta Hawaldar’ were liked immensely by the public specifically “Hamse Ka Bhool Huyi“and “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein”.

The song that was first recorded for this movie was “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein”. After recording, Mehmood took to play it for Rajesh Khanna who was shooting at ‘Filmalaya Studios’ for another movie. When he listened to this song his reaction was – “Bade dinon ke baad Rafi saab ne bade mood mein gaana gaya hai”.

After this movie he started getting offers and some of his notable songs came in movies like ‘Qurbaani’ (1980), ‘Aahista Aahista’ (1981), ‘Naseeb’ (1981), ‘Prem Rog’ (1982), ‘Vidhaata’ (1982), ‘Arpan’ (1983), ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ (1984), ‘Ham Hain Laajawaab’ (1984), ‘Ye Ishq Nahin Aasan’ (1984), ‘Heer Raanjha’ (1992), etc.

His career lasted for almost twenty years from 1973 to 1993. And as mentioned by him in the interview on RS TV he sang about 1000 to 1500 songs for the movies (I am not aware if this is only for Hindi Movies or it includes other language movies too. Knowledgeable readers are requested to throw more light on this.)

In this same interview the anchor noted and I also vaguely remembered that people initially thought that Anwar was the son of Rafi Saab. It should be noted here that from 1973 to 1980 when Rafi Saab was still alive, he got very less opportunities of singing in movies. Though he got the opportunity to sing with Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Suresh Wadkar, Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra and others he didn’t get that much if we compare it with other singers and that too specially Rafi Saab himself had said about him that he is the best one who could fill the gap after him.

But nothing magical happened and thus a talented singer’s career come to a sad end.

Other than the songs that I mentioned above I like his “Koyee Pardesi Aaya Pardes Mein  and “Haathon Ki Chand Lakeeron Ka”. I would also like to mention the song “Yaar Dagaa De Gaya Dulhan Ko Le Gaya” which is having his voice along with Manna Dey and Jaspal Singh. Another famous song by him is “Mohabbat Ab Tijaarat Ban Gayi Hai”, which he sang for Jeetendra in 1983 for the film ‘Arpan’ which is his other song I like very much and it was quite popular too in those years.

There are many of his songs which I like or which had been popular, however I have mentioned above only those songs which give me ‘nostalgic’ feeling most. So far (if the data is updated and correct) we have only eleven of his songs posted on the blog; and not a single one of his from the melodious musical ‘Ahista Ahista’ has been posted so far on the blog. But, well, that gives us an opportunity to discuss them in future.

Today’s song is closer to my heart and very nostalgic for me. For today’s post initially, I strongly felt to share the song “Nazar Se Phool Chunti Hai Nazar” from ‘Aahista Aahista’, but I skipped it for future. The second option was the beautiful song from ‘Janta Hawaldar’ – “Teri Aankhon Ki Chaahat Mein” (this was available and shared by me long back in 2012, but still to be posted). However, for today, I have selected this song from ‘Be-Shaque’ (1980). Because this way I can also introduce this movie on the blog.

This was a song in my vague memory and I was sure that it was sung by Mohd Rafi. It was in my wish list of the songs that I wish to see on our blog. Before I could search and prepare for it one fine day I noticed that it has been posted for the film ‘Laal Bangla’ (1966). But when I checked again, I found that it does not have the same lines that were in my memory for so long. Confused, I keep on searching and finally succeeded in getting the song which I think I have heard many many years back. Now I got to know that this is sung by Anwar and not by Mohd Rafi. But interestingly, the music for the films ‘Laal-Bangla’ and the movie for today’s song, is composed by the same music director Usha Khanna. The lyrics of this song are penned by Nandi Khanna.

I have not watched this movie and would request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this film and the songs from this film. Also, I would like to note here that when I shared this song long back I had only the video of this song which has only one stanza. At that time I thought the song was only this one stanza. Now after almost five years I have been able to find the full version of this song (but audio only) which is being presented with this post today.

The film ‘Be-Shaque’ was directed by Kashinath for Surya Gayatri Productions, Bombay. It had Yogita Bali, Mithun Chakravarty, Sonia Sahni, Jalal Agha, Amrish Puri, Asha Chandra, Suresh Chatwal, Mohan Choti, Pental, Raj Bibra and Shakti Kapoor. This movie has four songs (as per HFGK Vol-V) – two penned by Anjaan, and one each by Ravindra Rawal and Nandi Khanna. Music is by Usha Khanna. Anwar, Asha Bhonsle, Suresh Wadkar and Usha Khanna gave their voices to the songs in this movie. On screen this song is lip synced by Mithun Chakravarty.

(Sources – Rajya Sabha TV – ‘Guftagoo’ with Anwar and other articles on singer Anwar available on internet)

Today 1st February being the sixty-ninth birth anniversary of Anwar Hussain or Anwar, let us wish a very happy birthday to him and a healthy and peaceful life ahead. Enjoy this wonderful song. . .

 

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Haseen Haseen Waadio (Be-shaque) (1980) Singer – Anwar, Lyrics – Nandi Khanna, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics
(Based on Audio Version)

haseen haseen
waadiyo..o..o
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hai wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hai wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
haaye
mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
lekin. . .
sapnon ki raani jaane chhupi hai kahaan
haay
mausam. . .
dekho mujhe leke chalaa aaya hai yahaan
jaane wo bekhabar
aayegi kab nazar
pehli baar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
dil mein
ik bujhi bujhi si aag lagaaye
haaye
koel. . .
dekho kaise piya piya shor machaaye
pyaar mein dard ka
aa rahaa hai mazaa
beshumaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o

keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
varna hum hain manmauji
ye lo hum to chale
keh do. . .
aana hai to aa ke lag jaaye wo galey
ab to hain baj uthhe
jhan jhanaa ke mere
dil ke taar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
haseen haseen
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho
aa gayaa hain wo
jiska tumko thha intezaar
waadiyo..o ..o
unse ye kaho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
हाए
मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
लेकिन॰॰॰
सपनों कि रानी जाने छुपी हैं कहाँ
हाए
मौसम॰॰॰
देखो मुझे लेके चला आया हैं यहाँ
जाने वो बेखबर
आएगी कब नज़र
पहली बार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
दिल में॰॰॰
इक बुझी बुझी सी आग लगाए
हाय
कोयल॰॰॰
देखो कैसे पिया पिया शोर मचाये
प्यार में दर्द का
आ रहा हैं मज़ा
बेशुमार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
वरना हम है मनमौजी
ये लो हम तो चले
कह दो॰॰॰
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
कह दो
आना है तो आ के लग जाए वो गले
अब तो है बज उठे
झन झना के मेरे
दिल के तार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
उनसे ये कहो
आ गया है वो
जिसका तुमको था इंतज़ार
हसीन हसीन
वादियो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ


 


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

Blog Day : 3476 Post No. : 13963

“Shaan” (1980) was a movie directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by Sippy Films. Music was by Rahul Dev Burman and Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. The credits of the movie show a dancer shaking herself to Usha Uthup’s singing and Mohd. Rafi is credited as late Mohd. Rafi. (The release date of the movie was 12 Dec 1980.) Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and RD were the other singers.

Amitabh Bachchan- Shashi Kapoor- Shatrughan Sinha were the male lead with Sunil Dutt being credited as special appearance. Rakhee- Parveen Babi- Bindiya Goswami were the female lead with Helen and Bindu putting in guest appearances. Johnny Walker headed the supporting cast and Mazhar Khan made his debut in this movie and Kulbhushan Kharbanda got his first villain role, though the movie didn’t do the same wonders for him as Ramesh Sippy’s previous “Sholay” did for Amjad Khan. Salim- Javed were the script writers. The movie was of the typical-Bollywood-masala genre. Sunil Dutt played an upright cop with Amitabh and Shashi as his time-wasting, happy-go-lucky, “naalaayak” brothers who are jolted to being responsible persons when their brother gets gruesomely-murdered. Then the movie follows standard lines of the brothers seeking out the villain with the help of Shatru and entering the villain’s den in disguise as folk dancers etc. in between all this they also find time to con a few people, fall in love with the heroines, have lover’s tiffs (roothna manana etc.) That gives scope for around six/ seven songs in the movie of which two are love songs, one a club dance, etc. etc.

Today’s song is the club dance song which is in the vocals of Asha Bhonsle. The lead actors are present with the one-point mission of relieving Bindu (a maharani of some XYZ riyaasat) of the diamond necklace she is wearing. Bindiya Goswami and Johnny Walker have newly formed a team with Amitabh and Shashi Kapoor whereas Parveen Babi has made her own plans. I remember, at the time when this movie released, there was a lot of debate regarding the opening lines of the song. The version that used to play on the radio made the opener sound like Hema Malini’s voice and what was present on the audio cassettes sounded like Parveen Babi herself. And finally, what appeared onscreen sounded like Asha Bhonsle. At that time, in Binaca Geetmala, Ameen Sayani had remarked on this but now I can’t recall what was the final outcome of the debate on this point. But that need not stop us from enjoying the song today, right?

On the occasion of the 71st birthday of Ramesh Sippy, the maker of movies Andaz, Seeta aur Geeta, Sholay, Shakti, Saagar, Shaan etc. we are having the third song from Shaan. It also helps us in remembering Parveen Babi who passed away on 20th January 2005. The song shows Parveen Babi in what she was best at- a smiling glamourous beauty with luxuriant hair.


Song-Pyaar karne waale pyaar karte hain shaan se (Shaan)(1980) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Parveen Babi

Lyrics

shukriya
karam
meherbaani
doston
zindagi haseen hai
magar sirf unke liye
jinhone pyaar kiya hai
kyonki sirf pyar karnewaale jaante hai ki
aan baan aur shaan se jeena kise kehte hain
hai na

pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ae ae ae ae

o lete hain kisi ka jo naam
unko hazaaron salaam
kabhi rukte nahin
kahi jhukte nahin
chaahe jo bhi ho anjaam
ho o
lete hain kissika jo naam
unko hazaaron salaam
kabhi rukte nahin
kahin jhukte nahin
chahe jo bhi ho anjaam
yaar ki gali se
guzarte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ae ae ae

rasta nahin aasaan
dena padta hai imtehaan
ye hai dil ki lagi
ye nahin dillagi,
aate hain kai toofaan
o rasta nahin aasaan
dena padta hai imtehaan
ye hai dil ki lagi
ye nahin dillagi,
aate hain kai toofaan
woh doob ke phir
ubharte hain shaan se
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se
o
pyaar karne waale
pyaar karte hain shaan se ae
jeete hain shaan se
marte hain shaan se ae ee ee ee


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Blog Day : 3463 Post No. : 13900

Exactly one month and a day – from the time that we hit the last century milestone. The 13800th song had come on to the blog on 10th Dec. And today, 10th Jan, we arrive at the 13900th station of this musical journey. Many congratulations to all members of the bandwagon. We are into another year now, and folks keeping tabs will agree, the pace of postings, and pace of participations has really picked up in the past 10 days. Or to put a positive twist – in the first 10 days of the year. The mind goes back to the whatsapp message on the group – that new year resolutions are but a matter of interest for about a week into the new year. After that, the crowds on the morning walk are back to the thin normal expected for those early hours of the day. 🙂

But so far, so good – the going has been good in these ten days. And quite truthfully, as of now, we have ready posts from many contributors waiting in the wings to come on board. The limitations are at times either just a specific anniversary or a milestone must be covered, or that a debut and a yippeee song must be part of the day’s menu. On all these counts, we seem to be doing really well so far. But, oh then, it is just 10th Jan as yet. Maybe we will create a new record of determined sustenance this year. Or then, maybe we won’t. Time, as they always say, will tell. 🙂

Welcome all to the 13900th पड़ाव on this long and interesting journey of Hindi film music. On this, 3643rd day of the existence of this blog. For such significant milestones, we conventionally attempt to bring together important milestones for artists or anniversaries of artists. Today, the 10th Jan, is the birth anniversary of two living luminaries of the Hindi film industry.

First we have Basu Chattejee, who turns 87 today. Basu Chatterjee, a name that is synonymous with what is termed as the middle-of-the-road genre of Hindi films. Films that are not big star high budget bonanzas of formulaic composition, and neither they are at the extreme end of the avant-garde. If you think of ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) and ‘Baaton Baaton Mein’ (1979), then that is the genre termed as middle-of-the-road. I remember those were the school days, and it was films like this that none in the family had any objections for us kids to go and watch with friends. For almost a decade, Basu Da’s films were a routine. If it is directed by him, then it is a must watch film.

I have seen almost all of his films as they appeared, during my student years, first school and then college. I was not very familiar with Basu Da as a personality. But his films carried / still carry such an enchanting charisma of natural flow, natural performances, and stories that are closer to real life, but are close in a very endearing sense. The romanticism is nurtured in very natural surroundings. The lead actors are seen waiting at public bus stops, and eating at known regular restaurants. The characters appear to be closer to life – vulnerable, defeat-able, more real than the ‘macho’ heroes of the mainline cinema. The humor is simple, expressed in everyday language. And the story lines – quite natural and rarely getting overdramatic.

That was the cinematic diet that challenged the supremacy of the mainline big budget cinema. Yes, there were other companions of Basu Da on this journey, who share the same penchant for clean and happy entertainment. Of course, Basu Da stands out as the one who has given us wonderful hits year after year, for almost a decade. A quiet sampler of his films from his first decade – ‘Baton Baton Mein’ (1979), ‘Do Ladke Dono Kadke’ (1979), ‘Dillagi’ (1978), ‘Tumhare Liye’ (1978), ‘Swami’ (1977), ‘Safed Jhoot’ (1977), ‘Priyatma’ (1977), ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1977), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1976), ‘Chitchor’ (1976), ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974), ‘Us Paar’ (1974), ‘Piya Ka Ghar’ (1972), ‘Sara Akash’ (1969). And of course the list does not end here. It continues well into the early 2000s, albeit that it then gets mixed with mainline, big stars films also.

Each of the films listed above merits an individual write up, in as of itself. Many would remember the songless ‘Sara Akash’ – a tale of a newly wed couple and their tribulations of adjusting with each other and with the families. Ascending forward from this, Basu Da has given us delightful fare to watch year in and year out. A dear salute to this master of the understatement of the middle-of-the-road cinema.

The second birthday we celebrate today is Yesudas. At 77 today, exactly 10 years younger to Basu Da, this young man is the owner of that home grown sound of singing that has adorned many a films by Basu Da. We frequently see his presence in Basu Da’s films, starting with ‘Chit Chor’ and ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ both in 1976, almost becoming the ghost voice of Amol Palekar for many of his films. Although he recorded his first song for Hindi cinema in 1971, for the unreleased film ‘Jai Jawaan Jai Kisan’, the first released films for him were the two mentioned, in 1976.

Born in 1940 in Cochin, Yesudas started his singing career with Malayalam films in 1961. He made a siginificant contribution to the films in south Indian regional cinemas, before heading north to Hindi cinema in early 1970s. His debut in the popular Hindi cinema with Basu Da’s films quickly earned him an important recognition as a playback singer of significant merit.

Yesudas has been honored seven times as the Best Playback Singer at the National Awards. About him, music director Ravindra Jain has said that if he ever regains his vision, the first person he wants to see is Yesudas.

Today’s song brings together these two luminaries. The film ‘Apne Paraaye’  (1980) is directed by Basu Da. In the film, Yesudas is the playback voice for Amol Palekar, yet once again. The song is a duet with Asha Bhosle, and on screen this is performed by Amol Palekar and Shabana Azmi.

Ed Note: Our dear Pratap ji has added this information. The story of this film is based on the novel titled ‘Nishkriti’ written by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. ‘Nishkriti’ means ‘chhutkaara’.
Ed Note: Dear Arun ji has further added that this novel is the last work of Sharat Chandra, and also his shortest novel. Further, the more appropriate flavor of the meaning of the word ‘Nishkirti’ is ‘deliverance’ or ‘setting free’.

In the story line, the couple and their two children have fallen on hard times, due to machinations and misunderstanding within a family of brothers. Utpal Dutt and Girish Karnad are brothers, both lawyers. Amol Palekar is their younger cousin, who stays in the same household. The envy between the wives of Amol Palekar and Girish Karnad forces Amol to leave the household and go to live in the village home of the family. The misunderstandings between the families reach a high pitch with legal action being initiated by Girish Karnad, at the behest of his wife, against Amol. Eventually, the eldest brother, Utpal Dutt, steps in, to iron out the problems. The family is reunited, with the caveat that Girish Karnad and his wife leave the household and move to another city.

The song is placed in the time when Amol and his family are relegated to the servant’s hut of the family’s village home, and the dishonest and unscrupulous supervisor of their family estate reduces the family to a hand-to-mouth situation. Amol has played the role of the youngest brother who is not perturbed even in the extreme circumstances. In this song, he is telling his ‘mann’, his own self, and also his two sons, that one should be happy and have a song on the lips, no matter what are the difficulties facing oneself.

The sensitive lyrics are from the pen of Yogesh and the softly paced and oh so relaxing composition is tuned by Bhappi Lahidi. A wonder strike that is so different from the ‘disco’ Lahidi that we are more familiar with.

Wishing both Basu Da and Yesudas, many more such celebrations to follow in the coming years.

And once again, congratulations to all members of this bandwagon, on the 139th century song. Surely, we have come a long way. And equally surely, we still have a long way to go. . .  Cheers.


Song – Gaao Mere Mann  (Apne Paraaye) (1980) Singer – Yesudas, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Bhappi Lahidi

Lyrics

gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
job bhi miley yahaan
jitna miley
usi mein khush ho le
poora nahin hota kisi ka
yahaan har sapan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
miley jo gham
to kya hua
bahaaron ke deep saja le
bujhe koi aasha ka diya
to phir se jala le
dukhon se tu haar na raahi
kiye ja jatan
ho oo
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
ro kar chalta hai
hans ke tu chal
chalna tujhe hoga
rukenge na tere liye re
samay ke charan
gaao mere mann
chaahe suraj chamke re chaahe
laga ho grahan
gaao mere mann

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
जो भी मिले यहाँ
जितना मिले
उसी में खुश हो ले
पूरा नहीं होता किसी का
यहाँ हर सपन
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
मिले जो ग़म
तो क्या हुआ
बहारों के दीप सजा ले
बुझे कोई आशा का दिया
तो फिर से जला ले
दुखों से तू हार ना राही
किए जा जतन
हो ओ
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रो कर चलता है
हंस के तू चल
चलना तुझे होगा
रुकेंगे ना तेरे लिए रे
समय के चरण
गाओ मेरे मन
चाहे सूरज चमके रे चाहे
लगा हो ग्रहण
गाओ मेरे मन

 

 


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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