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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.

Blog Day : 3949 Post No. : 15025

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 31
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Aah, the heady days of a decade before. Posting six songs was quite the norm. On 11th May, the following films got represented on the blog.

Mashaal

1950
Hamraaz 1967
Aankhen 1968
Parichay 1972
Ghar 1978
Nikaah

1982

Believe it or not, except for ‘Ghar’, all the remaining films made their debut on the blog that day. As I check the record of the films over the intervening years, five of the films have completed their tenure, and all their songs are now showcased here. Just one of these films has not yet been yippeee’d. And that is ‘Nikaah’ from 1982.

When ‘Nikaah’ hit the theatres in 1982, it did create a popular flutter. The doe eyed Salma Agha caught the fancy of the audiences early on. For a brief time, she was quite a rage. Then, the second quality of this film, that drew crowds and appreciation, was the music and the songs. Practically all the songs were hits, and have enjoyed lasting popularity and appeal.

The film has six songs, and four of them have already occupied their places on the blog. Browsing the list, one is once again struck with wonderment and praise, for the songs are –

Beete Huye Lamhon Ki Kasak Saath To Hogi
Dil Ke Armaan Aansuon Mein Beh Gaye
Fazaa Bhi Hai Jawaan Jawaan
Dil Ki Ye Aarzoo Thhi Koi Dilruba Miley

Fabulous songs, each one of them. Now about the remaining songs of this film. There is one qawwaali song, which is more or less incidental in the film. It is the other remaining song that is notable, unique and having its own claim to fame.

Ghulam Ali does not need any introduction to the readers. This phenomenal singer, was quite a rage in India during the 1980s and 90s. Even today, his performances are enthralling and much awaited. It is quite sad that his performance trips to India have become a victim of politics.

When this film was released, it was acknowledged that BR Chopra had accomplished almost a coup, in being successful to have a song, a ghazal actually, sung by this popular and legendary singer, included in the film. I am not sure, but perhaps this is the only instance of Ghulam Ali’s voice being a part of a Hindi film.
[Ed Note: Based on the inputs received from Anekant ji and Sadanand ji, in the comments section below – certainly this song is not the only instance of Ghulam Ali singing for Hindi films. Thanks to both for this important update. 🙂 ]

And so, as I was checking the details, I was quite taken by surprise that this song is not yet posted here on our blog. Well, today, it comes on board.

For its times, this film was a bold statement addressing social issues relating to marriage and divorce in the Muslim community. The predicament of the lady getting a raw deal in life at the hands of a whimsical male partner, whose bizarre behavior and fanciful decisions are quite supported by the norms of the society, completely unmindful of the traumatizing consequences on the mind and the psyche of the lady – and all that, for no fault of hers.

This famous ghazal, which has been one of the all time favorites outside of the film domain, is penned by Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani.
[Ed Note: Sadanand ji further informs us that this ghazal as a non-filmi creation, is also sung by Jagjit Singh for the the TV Serial ‘Kahkashaan’ (1992) produced by Ali Sardar Jaffrey. That version is already posted on our blog at “Chupke Chupke Raat Din. . .“, by Sadanand ji himself. That post also includes a detailed bio-sketch of the poet, Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani – a very interesting read. Thanks Sadanand ji.]

The music composition is by Ghulam Ali himself. The complete ghazal is of course much longer, and there are various variations in different live performances and other recordings. In the film, only two she’rs are included. There are versions of this ghazal as being in the film, which are apparently longer with more couplets, but those are the handiwork of technology only. Some folks have uploaded longer versions, which are copy-paste extensions of the visual clips, overlaid with additional audio, giving an impression of a longer song in the film. But watching with little attention, one can make out that it is a fake.

On screen, this rendition is performed by the gramophone player. Deepak Prashar, having dismissed and divorced his wife, Salma Agha, is having bouts of depressive regrets, and he misses her. If I recall rightly, it is his birthday celebration, and he invites Salma. In this clip it is cake that we encounter first. Then we see a weepy Deepak listening to this ghazal, as it plays on a gramophone in the room. Salma makes an entry, unnoticed by Deepak, and she witnesses the pain of loss and regret that Deepak is exhibiting. Rest, as part of the story, to be discussed another time.

A salute to this legendary singer from across the border, who has a very solid grounding and training in the Hindustani classical music. And this post brings this popular film to being one short of having all its songs posted here. So the yippee-dom announcement should not be too far off now. 🙂

 


Song – Chupke Chupke Raat Din Aansoo Bahaana Yaad Hai (Nikaan) (1982) Singer – Ghulam Ali, Lyrics – Maulaana Hasrat Mohaani, MD – Ghulam Ali
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm
aaa aaaa aaaaaa
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmmmmm

chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
khench lena wo mera
parde ka kona daf-attan
aur dupatte se wo tera
munh chhupaana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

dopehar ki dhoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
dopehar kid hoop mein
mere bulaane ke liye
wo tera kothe pe
nange paanv aana yaad hai
hum ko ab tak aashiqui ka wo
zamaana yaad hai
chupke chupke raat din
aansoo bahaana yaad hai

hmmmmm hmmmmmm hmmm hmmm hmmm
aaaa aaaa aaaa
hmmmmm hmmmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmmmm hmmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम
आs आsss आsssss
हम्मम म्ममम म्ममम म्मममममम

चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
खेंच लेना वो मेरा
पर्दे का कोना दफ़-अतन
और दुपट्टे से वो तेरा
मुंह छुपाना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
दोपहर की धूप में
मेरे बुलाने के लिए
वो तेरा कोठे पे
नंगे पाँव आना याद है
हमको अब तक आशिकी का
वो ज़माना याद है
चुपके चुपके रात दिन
आँसू बहाना याद है

हम्मममम हम्ममममम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
आss आss आsss
हम्मममम हम्ममममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मम हम्ममम हम्ममम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम
हम्मममम हम्ममम हम्मम

 

 

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Blog Day : 3918 Post No. : 14981

“Raajput”(1982) was produced by Musheer Riaz and directed by Vijay Anand for M R Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Dharmendra,Hema Malini,Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna, Ranjeeta Kaur, Tina Munim,Rehman, Ranjeet, Nazir Hussain, Om Shivpuri, Indrani Mukherjee, Iftekhar, Purnima, Murad, Mohan Sherry, Prem Sagar, Tej Sapru, Brahma Bhardwaj, Harbans Darshan M Arora etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs (including one muliple version song) has been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raajput”(1982) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and female chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is a bacround song which is picturised as a bidaai song. The picturisation shows Hema Malini is a doli, with this song being played in the background. The picturisation shows Rajesh Khanna (the bridegroom), alongwith Tej Sapru (his father) and other members of Barat party. In a distance Dharmendra is seen astride a horse.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. He points out that he audio of this song is longer than the video by one stanza and more. Lyrics are as per the full audio version.

Audio( Full)

video(Partial)

Song-Doli ho doli (Raajput)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

doli ho doli ee
ho doli
doli ho doli ee
jab jab guzri tu iss dagar se
bichhdaa koyee humjoli ee
doli ho doli
ho doli
doli
ho doli ee

maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee
maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee

tu kyaa jaaney
kaun suhaagan
tu kyaa jaaney
kaun suhaagan
tu kyaa jaaney
kaun abhaagan
jo baithha bas uss ko uthhaayaa
apne raste ho li ee
doli
ho doli
ho doli
doli ho doli ee

ik aangan tu phulwaa baante
ik aangan bikhraaye kaante
tere aagey peechhe dukh sukh
kheley aankh michauli ee
doli ho doli
ho doli
doli ho doli ee

maayad ri laadli
baabaa sa ri pyaari
chhod peehar ye le chaali ee

jag mein aissaa kyun hota hai
ik hanstaa hai
ik rotaa hai
tujh se kitni baar ye poochhaa
tu ik baar na boli ee
doli ho doli
jab jab guzri
tu iss dagar se
bichhdaa koyee humjoli ee
doli ho doli
doli ho doli ee


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Blog Day : 3900 Post No. : 14951

Today (23 march 2019) happens to be 3900th day for the blog. This clearly is a landmark day for the blog, and a cause for celebration. It is just that I had no idea how to celebrate it. I had not thought about any special song so cover with some special write up.

The day is all but gone. One post came up in the evening, and that avoided the day from ending up as a dot day.

I had decided not to watch IPL, but I found myself getting tempted to watch the opening match of the IPL season. One hour later, as the match had become one sided and boring, I have decided that it would be a better idea to devote my time to the blog rather than in watching this IPL match. 🙂

When I went through the list of movies that have just a few songs left, I found out that “Namak Halal”(1982) has two songs left to be covered.

“Namak Halaal” (1982) was produced by Satyendra Pal and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Waheeda Rehman, Ranjeet, Satyen Kappu etc in it.

All five songs of this movie are extremely popular songs, and the two remaining songs are of the time that I was saving for special occasions. I thought that this occasion was special enough to discuss one of these two songs of “Namak Halal”(1982).

So, here is this song from “Namak Halaal”(1982)- thhodi si jo pee li hai. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

All the songs of the movie, including this one, are well picturised, which was the hallmark of Prakash Mehra movies. That was specially true for this movie. Earlier in the movie, Om Prakash, playing Amitabh Bachchan’s “daddu” pretends to be a lecherous old man and not Amitabh Bachchan’s “daddu”. In this song, Amitabh Bachchan tries to get even with Om Prakash, by playing a lecherous man himself. His plan gots haywire when Smita Patil drops in, unannounced. 🙂

It is a superbly sung song by Kishore Kumar, and so is the picturisation. Bappi Lahiri’s music composition in this movie was something that he would be quite proud of, when he looks back at his career.

Here is this special song from “Namakhalaal” (1982), to mark the special occasion of the blog turning 3900 days old. Two important milestones beckon. One is he 4000 day mark and another is 15000th song mark in the blog. Hopefully we will have something special planned for those occasions. 🙂


Song-Thhodi si jo pee lee hai (Namakhalaal)(1982) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

hey raani priyaani preetaani
corlo baani ee
turu turu turu
hey priya priya priya
priya shigoru nugoru kuru uu
kuru kuru kuru
hey krishumbu mukumbu muriyaami ee
ee ee
ee ee
ruf

thhodi si jo pee li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
thhodi si jo pi li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
o julie
o sheela
o raano, jamaalo
koi hamko roko
koi to sambhaalo
kahin ham gir na paden
hey hey
thhodi si jo pi li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
o julie
o sheela
o raano, jamalo
koi hamko roko
koi to sambhalo
kahin ham gir na pade
thhodi si jo pee li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
eee

main bhi jaanoon peena to buri baat hai
kaise na piyoon pyaasi ye raat hai
main bhi jaanoon peena to buri baat hai
kaise na piyoon pyaasi ye raat hai
upar se haseenon ka haseen saath hai ae
o juli, o sheela,
o rano, jamalo
hamen gori gori baahon mein utha lo,
kahi hum gir na paden
hey hey
thhodi si jo pee li hai,
chori to nahin ki hai

mera hai zamaane se alag raasta
mujhe bhala duniya se kya waasta
mera hai zamaane se alag raasta
mujhe bhala duniya se kya waasta
hamse khafa kyun log hain kya pata
o julie
o sheela
o raano jamaalo
hamen dushmanon ki nazar se bachaa lo
kahin hum gir na paden
he he
thhodi si jo pee li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
ee

arre mar gaye bhai
ruru
ruru ruru
ruru
ruru ruru
ruru oo oo
oo oo
thhoda-thhoda dil pe hai jawaani ka nasha
uspe phir nasha hai ye tere pyaar ka
thhoda-thhoda dil pe hai jawaani ka nasha
uspe phir nasha hai ye tere pyaar ka
tauba ye nashe mein nasha mil gaya
aa aa
sharaabi sharaabi nigaahen na daalo
hamare jawaan dil ko yoon na uchaalo
kahi hum gir na pade
thhodi si jo pee li hai
chori to nahin ki hai
o poono meri jaan
ye gussa dabaa lo
hamen do sahaara
gale se laga lo
hey kahin hum gir na pade
arre
hum to gir pade
hihi
hihi


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Blog Day : 3852 Post No. : 14864

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Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)- Song number 2
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We have started Blog ten year challenge one day ago. In this, we will post another song from a movie whose song was covered in the blog on the same day ten years ago.

When I look at the songs that were posted this day ten years ago (viz on 3 february 2009), I find that six songs were covered on that day, and they were from “Barsaat”(1949), “Nadiya Ke Paar”(1948), “Phaagun”(1958), “Umang”(1969), “Do Dishaayen”(1982) and “Laat Sahab”(1967).

Yesterday, I had three movies to chose from for the ten year challenge and chose “Sharaabi”(1984). Today, I find my choices severely limited. As many as five of these movies have already been YIPPEED by now. So that leaves only one movie that is eligible today.

This movie is “Do Dishaayen”(1982). “Do Dishaayen”(1982) was produced by Mrs R Renuka and directed by Dulal Guha for Sudarshan enterprises, Bombay. This “social” movie had Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Dr Shriram Laagoo, Nirupa Roy, Asit Sen, satyen Kappoo, Sudhir Pandey, Abhi Bhattacharya, Shammi, Dulaari, Manik Dutt, Madhu Malini, Baby Pinky, Asha Sharma, Nandita Thakur, Reeta Kamal etc in it.

The movie had three songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered. They were covered on consecutive days, viz 2 february 2009 and 3 february 2009. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Koyi kya kare chalte chalte 666 2-Feb-2009
Kisi ko phool mile kisi ko dhool 675 3-Feb-2009

Incidentally, this date that year (viz 3 february 2009) was the 200th day for the blog. Today, ten years down the line is (10 x 365)+200 + 2= 3852. So today the blog is into its 3852th day of existence. Simple arithmetic ! (The figure of 2 is for two additional days for leap year).

So, after a lull of ten years, here is the next song from “Do Dishaayen”(1982) which happens to be the third and final song from the movie.
This song is sung by Anwar and Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The link provided is an audio link. Video link is not available on YT as of now. Providing missing video links on YT is a thankless proposition, so I can just tell the readers that this song is picturised on Dharmendra and Hema Malini.

With this song, all the songs of “Do Dishaayen”(1982) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Main tere paas hoon tu mere paas hai(Do Dishaayen)(1982) Singers-Anwar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmm

main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
aa bujha len usey
dil mein jo pyaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

uff ye mukammal tanhaayiyaan
mausam ki dilkash angdaayiyaan
uff ye mukammal tanhaayiyaan
mausam ki dilkash angdaayiyaan
ye dooriyon ki parchhaaiyaan
mil ke bhi dil mein jaise milne ki aas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

kya tere seene mein dil nahin
kya tere seene mein dil nahin
kya tu hi meri manzil nahin
ya kya main tere kaabil nahin
kya sabab hai
kya hai kaaran
tu kyun udaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

aa aa aa aa aa
jaane kahaan main kho gayi thhi
jaane kahaan main kho gayi thhi
main door tumse ho gayi thhi
tumne jagaaya so gayi thhi
ye kya pata thha mujhko
ye raat khaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai

aa bujha len usey
dil mein jo pyaas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai
main tere paas hoon
tu mere paas hai


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 : 3751 Post No. : 14716

The Hindi film industry has seen many legends in its 100+ years of existence. Giants in their chosen field, revered by not just their generation but by generations that followed. They have a very fond place in the hearts of film lovers, who are eternally thankful for their immense contribution to cinema. They all recognise the the world of cinema would be much the poorer without this contribution.

One such legend, and one who probably elevates the worth of the term “legend”, is, without doubt, yesteryear poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today (25 october 2018)happens to be his death anniversary – and, as we’ve done on previous occasions, we pay our humble tribute to him today.

Among various artistes that I’ve written about on this blog, Sahir has probably featured the most, alongside Rafisaab. I’ve written many times about him, on his birth and death anniversaries.

And yet, I’m never bored while discussing Sahir. Yes, readers of my posts might get bored 🙂 – but I’m not.

Whenever I write about him, I feel a rush of energy in my body. The content might be repetitive, but the huge regard I have for him overcomes everything else.

Sahir’s status as poet and lyricist extraordinaire is established beyond debate. He might not have been the most popular person around (and that’s the understatement of the millennium!) but even his most ardent critics would have to grudgingly acknowledge the sheer magic of his poetry.

Such is the richness of the treasure trove that he has left us that no post can do justice to it. In previous posts on him, I have often listed some of his songs – the sheer power of many of them transports you to a different world. Yes, there’s much more to a song than just its lyrics – but with Sahir, you could be assured that the lyrics never missed your attention.

Sahir’s lyrics were a direct reflection of his personality. He had strong views on various aspects of life and society, on relationships, on politics – and never hesitated to let the world know of them. It was as if he was waiting for an opportunity to use his poetry and lyrics to convey the message that Sahir, the person, wanted to get across to the world.

Thus, when you listened to “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai”, you felt it was Sahir exhorting you to demand your rights in life.

Or even, later in life, when he was disillusioned with the way things were going in his life, “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon”.

Sahir had a very strong sense of justice and injustice in society. Early in life, when called upon to choose between his mother and his far wealthier father, he chose his mother. Till her very end, he was totally devoted to her. Many of his songs reflect the loving relationship between a mother and child.

Throughout his life, Sahir spoke out against injustice and tyranny. He spoke for the underprivileged, the marginalized, the labour class. He tried to show society a mirror, however ugly it looked. He was trenchant in his criticism of the state of affairs – “Samaj ko badal daalo” was one of his lines.

Sahir’s lament about the pathetic state of living for the poor in India is well illustrated in the poignant songs of Pyaasa (1957). “Yahaan par to jeewan se hai maut sasti” he wrote, following it up with “ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai”. “Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain”, he said.

Continuing in this refrain, he went satirical, writing “Cheen-o-Arab hamara, Hindustan hamara, rehne ko ghar nahin hai, saara jahaan hamaara” for Phir Subah Hogi (1958).

Each line, one could feel, coming straight from the heart.

There were other aspects also that Sahir was concerned about and discussed in his lyrics. Hindu-Muslim unity for example. Always a sensitive topic, and even more so in the years following independence. But Sahir was never one to shy away from a topic – his lines “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega” are some of the greatest lines of Hindi cinema.

The other thing that bothered Sahir greatly was the treatment of women in Indian society. He was deeply disturbed by the lack of respect accorded to women, thanks to a patriarchal society that privileged men over women. Sahir minced no words while lamenting this – his “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko” is a classic in Hindi cinema, with its entire theme revolving around women and how they have been treated by men in India.

It is therefore only fitting that on his death anniversary, the song picked for the blog reflects his thoughts on this topic. The song is “Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki” from Lakshmi (1982). The film was released after Sahir’s death – in fact, the film starts with a tribute to Sahir.

This song was one of several songs proposed to me for this write-up by Avinashji. As usual, he has been kind enough to prepare the lyrics for this song.

Though this song is not all that well-known, certainly not as well known as “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko”, its words are trademark Sahir. Typical of him, in this song too, he laments the way women have been treated in Indian society. But this time he uses Seeta as his example, saying even she could not find happiness on this earth. He says women have forever suffered, and in today’s world, there isn’t even a Valmiki to give a Seeta refuge in time of need. She has to fend for herself all alone, and constantly seek to avoid the predatory eye of men around her.

Talking of the predatory eye, I cannot help talking about one of the hottest topics right now in India – at least in urban India and on social media. And that is the #MeToo movement. I’m sure Sahir would have had something to say about it, had he been around. So I’m taking the liberty of sharing my thoughts on the subject.

The #MeToo movement, in my opinion, is primarily about those who have been sexually abused and harassed, coming out with their story. While these are mostly women, it is not necessarily limited to women alone. There have been a few cases of men too coming out with their horrific stories. At the moment, it is largely focussed on workplace harassment, but there’s no reason it couldn’t go way beyond that.

It is a fact that, mainly thanks to our patriarchal society, there is a huge power imbalance between men and women in India. This actually exists around the world, but the patriarchy makes it much worse in India.

Power, as we all know, is a hugely corrupting and intoxicating drug. So it is not at all surprising that those in power, mostly men, would tend to exploit those they have power over, mostly women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody.

What makes it worse, as if to add insult to injury, Indian society is also unforgiving towards women in this respect. Instead of being supportive, it tends to blame the victim. Even the woman’s own family make her feel guilty for what is essentially a man’s wrongdoing. She is often gaslighted into thinking that it is somehow her fault, that she invited it. She is encouraged to just be quiet about it, since “the honour of the family” might be at stake.

If she is a working woman, she might even be encouraged to stop working. Many women have fallen out of the workforce in India for this reason alone.

Then again, thanks to the power imbalance, she is up against it if she even chooses to seek justice through the justice system. To even make a complaint to the police, to get an FIR registered is a huge challenge. When you’re complaining about a more powerful party, the system will bend towards that party. The police will either discourage you from giving your complaint, or will mock you, or will flatly refuse to write an FIR.

If you do get past the police hurdle, you still have the rest of the justice system to deal with. Courts which will insist on evidence – which in most cases of this sort is just not available.

Besides, the other party being much more powerful, he can ensure your life is made miserable.

So justice through the normal justice system (which is often referred to as “due process”) is almost always a pipedream.

To help matters, at least in the workplace, new legislation was brought in in 2013, replacing the earlier Vishakha guidelines which laid out steps to be taken at a workplace to deal with sexual harassment complaints. An employer is supposed to set up an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and so on.

I won’t go into all the details, but the reality is that many employers have not even set this up. And even where this is theoretically in place, women who have complained have failed to get justice. On the contrary, it has boomeranged on them – they’ve been marked as “trouble-makers” in the organisation. Remember, they are complaining about someone who is almost invariably in a higher power position in the company.

With this being the stark reality, whether we like it or not, is it surprising that many women have just kept their pain buried within themselves? They have tolerated harassment but not brought it out in the open. Maybe they didn’t want to jeopardize their careers – after all, it is the woman who tends to bear the brunt of any negative fallout in these matters.

But now we have #MeToo.

Some women at least have decided enough is enough. It is not their shame to bear, so why should they? So they have decided to come out with their story. It is cathartic for them – it must be so hard to keep this buried within you for years.

Some of them have disclosed their identity, some have not. Some have disclosed the identity of the predator, some have chosen not to specifically name him (although there are usually enough hints in their story). It’s upto each person to decide what level of comfort she has – no one can demand she behave in a particular way.

One complaint about #MeToo is that many of these stories are coming out after many years. Ten years, even twenty years. Why didn’t they come out earlier? How can we possibly believe something that might or might not have happened a decade ago?

I feel this is unreasonable. I’ve already explained how the odds are stacked against the woman – the situation was even worse a decade ago. Besides, when women have been constantly shamed, why would they invite further ridicule by complaining, especially when they have no hope of justice?

It is only now, that thanks to the #MeToo movement, they are coming out with their story – hoping to get closure if nothing else. If they get justice, great – if not, at least they’re hoping for closure.

Many have complained that outing men on social media is not the right way to go about this. That women should follow due process – that is, go through the justice sytem of police and courts, or through the workplace structures for this purpose.

And that has worked, right? After trying all that, and hitting their heads against a wall, women have finally chosen social media as their hope for getting their message across. And who can blame them? It’s not like they didn’t want due process – it is that “due process” failed them completely.

Another criticism of #MeToo is that it is often just accusation, without evidence. And no court can possibly accept that. There’s a chance that an innocent person is maligned out of malice or whatever other reason, and his reputation totally destroyed by a #MeToo accusation.

Yes, this is possible. In the spate of accusations, it is possible that some are fake too. Which is why every accusation needs to be attempted to be vetted to the extent possible. Having said that, it is also very unreasonable and unrealistic to expect evidence in cases of sexual harassment, because of its very nature. It tends to happen behind closed doors. So there will be many cases where such evidence is just not available.

Yet another criticism is that #MeToo is about the urban elite and about sometimes seemingly trivial harassment, while women in rural India suffer far worse.

I think this is unfair. Yes, rural women suffer harassment too – possibly much more. Does that mean urban women should be silent? What sort of logic is that? Rather, we should hope the movement spreads to rural India too. Most movements anyway start with those who have relatively more agency – and then spread.

All in all, I think #MeToo in India was long overdue. It started in the US almost exactly a year ago, and exposed many well-known Hollywood personalities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Around that time, an Indian in the US, Raya Sarkar, prepared a list of predators in academia – but she was unfortunately criticized and the movement did not pick up steam then in India.

Now it has.

No one knows how it will go from here. Will it evolve further? Or will it fizzle out?

I’m sincerely hoping it evolves further. I’d like to see it grow – go beyond urban India, go beyond the few sectors it has so far been largely restricted to (films, media, advertising). There must be many more cases in politics, in government and corporate India, where power is most prone to abuse. Maybe those stories are slow in coming because the women involved are less comfortable coming out with their stories.

And that’s only fair. Each person has to decide for herself – she has to weigh the consequences of her actions. We need to respect that.

One huge positive impact of #MeToo has been that men themselves seem to be re-assessing their behaviour. Not just in the past but also in the present. They seem to be becoming more sensitized and aware of boundaries and space. And about consent. At least I hope so.

Hopefully films too will become more sensitized to gender from now on. I think it is already happening. Films in the past have been hugely misogynistic, often presenting stalking as romantic! And considering how much of an influence films/TV have on society, they might have playe thei role too in moulding society into what it is today.

But then, they were a function of their times – I don’t want to dwell on the past. We can’t change that anyway.

What we can change is the present and the future. And hopefully from now on at least, we will see better-behaved men, whether triggered by #MeToo or not.

Of course, we need much more to happen. Until we dismantle patriarchy there is always going to be victim-blaming and shaming. We all know that men are the root cause of the problem, yet we will continue to blame the women and expect them to “behave themselves”.

So much more needs to happen. We can all do our bit – by calling out patriarchy when we see it, even if it happens without our close circles. By bringing up the next generation with a better understanding of gender equality so that boys don’t grow up with a sense of entitlement. This is what manifests itself in most undesirable behaviour when the boy becomes a man.

Clearly we haven’t done enough in the last 60 years, since Sahir wrote “aurat ne janam diya” in 1958. It’s a sad reflection of our society that it feels relevant even in 2018.

I’d like a future generation to listen to it and say “Oh, how horrible things were for women in those days! Thank God things are so much better today, and women don’t go through all that!”

I know I’m dreaming – but you know what they say. Ummeed pe duniya kaayam hai.

Let’s do our bit to make it happen?

Thanks for listening.


Song-Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa na saki (Lakshmi)(1982) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Naa tera durbhaagya nayaa hai
Naa jag ka vyavhaar nayaa aa
Naa raahon ke shool naye ae
Naa patthar dil sansaar nayaa

Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Jo zulm teri taqdeer banaa
Wo zulm yugon se zaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Wo kanyaa ho ya garbhwati
Naari ko sadaa apmaan milaa
Avtaaron ki nasl badhaa kar bhi
Patitaaon mein sthaan mila
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Sadiyon se yahaan har ablaa ne
Ro ro kar umar guzaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Kehne ko to devi kehlaayee
Par naar yahaan daasi hi rahi
Do pyaar ke meethhe bolon ki
Martey dam tak pyaasi hi rahi
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Jo zehar miley wo peeti jaa
Tu kaun si Janak dulaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Maikaa chhoota sasuraal chhoota
Jaayegi magar jaayegi kahaan
Ab Valmiki saa koyi rishi
Is dharti par paayegi kahaan
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Ab tu ik bhatki hirni hain
Aur mard ki aankh shikaari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai
Seeta bhi jahaan sukh paa naa saki
Tu us dharti ki naari hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ना तेरा दुर्भाग्य नया है
ना जग का व्यवहार नया आ
ना राहों के शूल नए ए
ना पत्थर दिल संसार नया

सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
जो ज़ुल्म तेरी तकदीर बना
वो ज़ुल्म युगों से जारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
वो कन्या हो या गर्भवती
नारी को सदा अपमान मिला
अवतारों की नस्ल बढ़ाकर भी
पतिताओं में स्थान मिला
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
सदियों से यहाँ हर अबला ने
रो रो कर उम्र गुजारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

कहने को तो देवी कहलाई
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
कहने को तो देवी कहलायी
पर नार यहाँ दासी ही रही
दो प्यार के मीठे बोलों की
मरते दम तक प्यासी ही रही
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
जो ज़हर मिले वो पीती जा
तू कौनसी जनक दुलारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है

मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
मैका छूटा ससुराल छूटा
जायेगी मगर जायेगी कहाँ
अब वाल्मीकी सा कोई ऋषि
इस धरती पर पाएगी कहाँ
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
अब तू इक भटकी हिरनी है
और मर्द की आँख शिकारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है
सीता भी जहां सुख पा ना सकी
तू उस धरती की नारी है


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Blog Day : 3669 Post No. : 14546

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where do I start?

With his singing of course.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But of course there were many more.

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

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

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

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

Prasad started singing “o mere dil ke chain”.

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

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

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

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

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

Now onto the song for today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hope you like the song too.

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

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

Thank you for everything, Kishoreda.

Patt I

Part II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Blog Day : 3645 Post No. : 14474

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

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

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

Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist.

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

Video

Audio

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

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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

Come on clap

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

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

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

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


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 : 3620 Post No. : 14427

16th June is the birthday of the disco dancer who had to struggle a lot in his career initially. But then “sabr’ ka phal meetha hota hai” and his stars changed after the success of B. Subhash’s “Disco Dancer” in 1982.

We are today wishing Gourang Chakraborty a.k.a Mithun Chakravarty on his 68th birthday.

He was a graduate from FTII and was the national award winner for his debut movie “Mrigaya” (1976) which was a Mrinal Sen direction. Then followed a spate of successful and semi-successful movies “Suraksha”, “Wardat”, “Wanted”, “Pyar Jhukta Nahi”, “Prem Vivah” etc. The last 2 named showcased him in characters that were diametrically opposite to what he played in the action-packed “Suraksha”, “Wardat” (a sequel to Suraksha) & “Wanted”. All these movies made him dear to those producers who couldn’t afford big stars like Amitabh Bachchan etc., as most of his successful movies were low-budget films to start off but in raked in the moolah at the Box-Office and that is what matters in the final analysis. The success of “Disco Dancer” went on to endorse his style of acting and dancing and youngsters copy his style to this day. He must have done close to 100 movies in the 90s itself in spite of it being the period when the Khans were on their upward movement. The turn of the millennium saw him in supporting roles that were comic, villainous, benevolent etc.

Rohit Shetty’s “Golmaal 3” had him re-visiting his “Disco Dancer” where he danced the song that made him popular. It was re-recorded and reshot with a few changes- the original was a stage song; this one was in a discotheque. And after the song we have a typical Indian film scene where the heroines’ rich father asks him to forget the girl in exchange for money & the self-respecting (swabhimaani) hero refuses to take the money. All-in-all a hilarious tribute to everything that Bollywood and Indian movies showcase.

Todays’ song from “Disco Dancer” is sung by Vijay Benedict written by Anjaan and music is by Bappi Lahiri. Kamal and Suresh Bhatt were the choreographers for the movie. People say that this song changed Bappida’s fortunes. Also though there are many who will cry that this movie and its songs changed the face of Bollywood music. But I will not get into that debate here. Let us all just say Happy birthday Mithunda. 🙂


Song-I am a disco dancer (Disco Dancer)(1982) singer-Vijay Benedict, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

Wow!!
Will you sing with me?
yeaa

Say d
D
Say I
I
Say s
S
C
C
O
O
Disco
Disco
Disco
Disco
yeaa

I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
zindagi mera gaana
main isi ka deewaana
toh jhoomo toh naacho
aao mere saath nacho gaao
I am a disco dancer,
hey I am a disco dancer
hey I am a disco dancer

Doston
meri yeh zindagi
geeton ki amaanat hai
Main isi liye paida hua hoon
ye log kehte hain
main tab bhi gaata thha
jab bol paata nahin thha
ye paanv mere toh
tab bhi thhirakte thhe
jab chalna aata nahi tha
naghmon ki masti hai
meri jawaani mein
hai dance mere lahoo ki rawaani mein
ha ha ha ha ha
ooo
yahaan meri haar
oooo
yahaan meri jeet
ooo
yahi mere geet
toh jhoomo
toh naacho
aao mere saath naacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer

d se kya hota hai
darling
aaha
deewana
aaha
disco
aaha
d se hota hai dance
i se hota hai item
s se hota hai singer
c se hota hai chorus
o se orchestra

o beautiful
whats your name?
Nisha
Tumhe maloom hai jawaani kya hoti hai
Mmm nahin maaloomhahahaha

jawaani ek lehar hai,
jawaani ek nasha hai
jawaani jis pe aata hai,
woh hi jaane ye kya hai
do din ki hasti mein
sadiyon ki masti hai
bindaas bawari jawaani,
dil pyase milte hain
aise jawaani mein
jaise mile aag paani
is umr mein kyun na,
manmaani kar jaayen
masti ki raahon mein,
had se guzar jaye
ha ha ha ha ha
o ho ho
jahaan mile pyaar
o ho ho
wahi mere yaar
o ho ho
ho jaaye nisaar
to jhoomo
to naacho
oo mere saath nacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
zindagi mera gaana
lalalala
main isi ka deewaana
lalalalala
to jhoomo
to naacho
aao mere saath naacho gaao
I am a disco dancer
I am a disco dancer
yea
I am a disco dancer

disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer

disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
disco dancer
hey


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Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14047

“Deedaar e Yaar”(1982) was produced by Prasann Kapoor and directed by H S Rawail for Tirupati Pictures. The movie had Jeetendra, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Shreeram Lagoo, Urmila Bhat, Nirupa Roy, Reena Roy, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

This production house was wound up and Prasann Kapoor parted ways with his brother Jeetendra after the debacle of this movie at the box office. Two decades later, Ekta Kapoor, the daughter of Jeetendra, created Balaji telefilms, and the rest was history as far as Jeetendra was concerned.

Jeetendra hit the jackpot through his business savvy daughter.

Tina Munim (DoB 11 february 1957), who celebrates her birthday today, may have been just as oblivious of her future as Jeetendra at that time. In less than a decade, she would be married into a fast rising business family that has subsequently become the biggest privately owned business empire in India. Tina Munim, as Tina Ambani, wife of Anil Ambani, must be the richest ex film actress, not only in India, but worldwise as well. I am not aware of too many actresses getting to marry business tycoons of that level.

Tina Munim had a decent innings as an actress in Hindi movies. She began with “Des Pardes” (1978) as a Dev Anand discovery and her career was launched thereafter. She has the distinction of working with top stars of four generations at least. She worked opposite Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rajeev Kapoor etc. In fact, she worked with Rajesh Khanna is about a dozen movies, which is more than the number of movies that Rajesh Khanna worked with opposite Mumtaz. 🙂

I first watched Tina Munim as a twentyone year old in “Des Pardes”(1978) forty years ago. So do the maths and find out how old she is today. How time flies. 🙂

On this occasion, here is a song from “Deedaar e Yaar”(1982). the song is sung by Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The song is picturised as a piano song on Tina Munim, with a bearded and bespectacled Rishi Kapoor (masquerading as a bearer, I guess) also present.

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

We take this opportunity to wish Tina Ambani a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Tumko dekha to samajh mein aaya (Deedaar e yaar)(1982) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Tina Munim

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Log kyun but ko khuda
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
But mein butgar ki jhalak hoti hai
Isko chhoo kar usey pehchaante hain
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Tumko dekha to samajh mein aaya

Tumko dekha to ye maaloom huaa
Log kyun ishq mein deewaane bane
Taaj chhode gaye aur takht lute
Kais o Farhaad ke afsaane bane
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

Janaab Saba Sabai Sahab
Ek shaayar ne
Ek haseena ko dekh kar
Kuchh sher kahe thhe
Jo main aapke huzoor mein
Pesh kar rahi hoon

Tumko dekha to ye ehsaas huaa
Aise but bhi hain jo lab kholte hain
Jinki angdaayeeyaan par tolti hain
Jinke shaadaab badan boltey hain
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

Husn ke jalwaa ae rangeen mein
Khuda hota hai
Husn ke saamne sajdaa bhi rawaan hota hai
Deen e ulfat mein yahi rasm chali aayi hai
Log ise kufr bhi kehte hon
To kya hota hai
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————————
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
बुत में बुतगर कि झलक होती हैं
इसको छुकर उसे पहचानते हैं
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

तुमको देखा तो ये मालूम हुआ
लोग क्यूँ इश्क में दीवाने बने
ताज छोड़े गए और तख़्त लुटे
कैस ओ फरहाद के अफ़साने बने
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

जनाब सबा सबाई साहब
एक शायर ने
एक हसीना को देख कर
कुछ शेर कहे थे
जो मैं आपके हजूर में
पेश कर रही हूँ

तुमको देखा तो ये एहसास हुआ
ऐसे बुत भी हैं जो लब खोलते हैं
जिनकी अंगडाईयाँ पर तोलती हैं
जिनके शादाब बदन बोलते हैं
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

हुस्न के जलवा ए रंगीन में
खुदा होता हैं
हुस्न के सामने सजदा भी रवां होता हैं
दिन ए उल्फत में यहीं रस्म चली आयी हैं
लोग इसे कुफ्र भी कहतें हैं
तो क्या होता हैं
पहले अनजान थे
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया


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Blog Day : 3463 Post No. : 13899

We are into the last few hours of the day today (10 january 2018). We have covered four songs for today, including one debutant song for the day. It was decided that two more songs would be covered today by Sudhir Ji, and one of them would be a YIPPEE song. But now with less than four hours left for the day, Sudhir Ji seems to have got busy. So I have decided that I will post the YIPPEE song for the day myself and Sudhir Ji may post his YIPPEE post on another day. As it is, I keep a few YIPPEE songs ready with me at any moment in order to live up to our new year resolution of covering one YIPPEE movie song daily.

The movie that I have taken up today is “Dharam Kaanta”(1982). It was a “daaku-drama” produced and directed by Sultan Ahmad who loved producing movies on this theme. His earlier movie on the same theme was “Ganga Ki Saugandh”(1978). “Dharam Kaanta”(1982) had Raaj Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Amjad Khan, Satyen Kappu, Om Prakash, Nazir Hussain, Mukri, Hina Kausar, Nisar Ahmad Khan, Sheetal, Purnima etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth and final song from “Dharam Kaanta”(1982) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naushad.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Sulakshana Pandit in the location of a Thakur ki haweli. Several characters in the movie, viz. Amjad Khan,Santyen Kappoo, Yunus Parvez , Hina Kausar etc are visible in the picturisation.

This song, one of the last compositions by Naushad can be counted as among the last few known mujra songs from HFM before this genre of songs all but vanished from Hindi movies.

With this song, “Dharam Kaanta”(1982) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Main aisa jhoom ke naachi aaj ke ghunghroo toot gaye (Dharam Kaanta)(1982) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

zaalim tere jahaan ki
har ek rasam chhod di hai
sharm o haya ki maine
zanjeer tod di ee hai ae

maine chhod di kab ki laaj
maine chhod di kab ki laaj
main aisa jhoom ke naachi aaj
ke ghunghru toot gaye
ho o
ke ghunghru toot gaye

maine chhod di kab ki laaj
maine chhod di
maine chhod di
maine chhod di kab ki laaj
mai aisa jhoom ke naachi aaj
ke ghunghru toot gaye
haaye re
ke ghunghru toot gaye

takraayi jo apne dilbar se
dil dhadka mohabbat ke dar se
takraayi jo apne dilbar se
dil dhadka mohabbat ke dar se
baahon mein jo usne gher liya
kuchh kar na saki
munh pher liya
baahon mein jo usne gher liya
kuchh kar na saki
munh pher liya
mohe loot gaya ek chor
padi main kuchh aisi kamzor
ke ghunghru toot gaye
haay re
ke ghunghru toot gaye

kyun aaj zamaane se darna
ruswaayi ka gham bhi kya karna
kyun aaj zamaane se darna
ruswaayi ka gham bhi kya karna
hansna hai ke aansu peena hai
ik raat mujhe to jeena hai
hansna hai ke aansu peena hai
ik raat mujhe to jeena hai
main chali piya ki oar
jawaani aisi hai munhjor
ki ghunghru toot gaye
ho o
ki ghunghru toot gaye

reahta thha jo mere khwaabon mein
tasweer thhi jiski aankhon mein
rehta tha jo mere khwaabon mein
tasweer thhi jiski aankhon mein
baaje hai kahin bhi shehnaayi
main samjhi milan ki raat aayi
baaje hai kahin bhi shehnaayi
main samjhi milan ki raat aayi
main aisi hui behaal
main aisi hui behaal
kuchh aisi uljhi meri chaal
ke ghunghru toot gaye
ho o
ke ghunghru
ghunghru re ghunghru re ghunghru re
ghunghru toot gaye

kuchh der ka ye afsaana hai
bas dil ko yahi samjhaana hai
kuchh der ka ye afsaana hai
bas dil ko yahi samjhaana hai
zanjeer main jis’se ghaayal thhi
duniya ki nazar mein paayal thhi
zanjeer main jis’se ghaayal thhi
duniya ki nazar mein paayal thhi
wo aaj kate zanjeer
chalaaya maine aisa teer
ke ghunghru toot gaye
maine chhod di kab ki laaj
mai aisa jhoom ke naachi aaj
ke ghunghru toot gaye
aa aa aa
ki ghunghru toot gaye
ae o o
ke ghunghru toot gaye


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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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TEN years. This blog has over 15000 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3900 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15086

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1172
Total Number of movies covered =4139

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