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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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4383 Post No. : 15732

Today, the 18th of July, is the death anniversary of one of the Hindi film industry’s biggest superstars. Probably one of its most controversial too. And certainly one of its most polarizing.

No prizes for guessing who I’m talking about. Of course, I’m talking about the one-time heartthrob of millions of women, Rajesh Khanna.

It’s been 8 years now since that day in 2012. I still remember the morning I got to hear the news – I was stunned. I knew he was ailing, but even so I never expected it would be so soon.

Since then, I’ve been writing posts on his birth and death anniversaries regularly here. To be honest, I don’t think the posts themselves contain any new material as such. But I still write – this is my small way of paying tribute to him.

As I’m writing a tribute to Rajesh Khanna, I’d like to think what he would like me to write about.

It’s no secret that he’d like me to write about his glory days. The days when he just had to tilt his head, and women would swoon. Or smile in a way only he could, and women would sigh. Or utter one dialogue in that deliberate drawn-out style and women would want to tie the knot that minute with him, even if they were already married.

Yes, he’d probably want me to write about all of this. How, during THAT period, he delivered hit after hit with such regularity that nothing else in the film mattered as long as Rajesh Khanna was hero. So much so that even a film which was mostly about elephants, and which Rajesh Khanna was admittedly not too keen on being part of, ended up becoming a smashing superhit.

Yes, he’d probably want me to write about all of this. And probably not too much about what followed after THAT period.

And yet, every single time when I’ve written about Rajesh Khanna, I haven’t been able to limit myself to just “the good bits”. I don’t do hagiography – and this isn’t like a highlights video, where you see a rather distorted and very selective picture of events.

So everytime I’ve written about him, I’ve also presented the not-so-flattering side of his persona.

Perhaps one reason is that I’m not able to easily separate the art from the artist. Not just in his case, but in anyone’s case. I know a lot of people say one should – but it’s easier said than done. This is also the reason that most of my posts here on Sahir and Rafisaab (two personalities I’ve discussed the most here) are also a lot about their character and persona outside their specific field.

Staying with Rajesh, like I said at the very start, he was a polarizing personality. You either loved him, or hated him. And I think this was something that he bore right through, till his death.
Even on his death, while there were condolences being offered, there were plenty of people constantly reminding everyone of his misdeeds.

Anyway, that’s how the world is. I don’t know if Rajesh did any good deeds, but all the things he did wrong are constantly brought up in a discussion about him.

Am reminded of that famous Mark Antony speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him
The evil that men do lives after them
The good is oft interred with their bones
So let it be with Caesar”

So let’s accept the same for Rajesh Khanna too. I’m not here to defend his wrongdoings. And I don’t think he’d want me to either. In the latter part of his life, he himself realized the mistakes he had made. And was honest enough to admit them. Which is the best you can do. You cannot undo what’s already done, but you can acknowledge your mistakes and try to make amends.

And boy, did Rajesh Khanna make mistakes! He made a LOT of them. Success came to him too soon, and SO overwhelmingly that it completely went to his head. By his own admission, he didn’t know how to deal with it. It made him supremely arrogant. It made him treat others with disdain and contempt. It made him thoroughly unprofessional. It brought with it a lot of vices in his lifestyle. It also brought with it a number of sycophants who only told him what he wanted to hear. Even when his films were beginning to fail, they kept the bad news away from him.

No wonder he fell the way he did. If your echo chamber keeps you insulated from reality, you have no corrective feedback mechanism to correct yourself.

It took Rajesh Khanna many years to come to terms with reality. For a long while, he still lived in that bubble.

I don’t think many realize that in 1975, when his decline began getting visible, Rajesh was still just 32-33. By then he had seen SO much success, that it was all only downhill from then on. It’s extremely hard for a superstar to reconcile with the thought that you’ve lost your mojo by 33.

By contrast, Amitabh Bachchan, a couple of months older to Rajesh, had just started seeing success at 33. That too, after quite a struggle.

And that’s another point I want to make here.

Many say that Amitabh Bachchan was/is THE thorough professional. He was a director’s delight. Just as much as Rajesh Khanna was a director’s nightmare. Amitabh was always punctual – even embarrassingly so for his co-stars.
And even at the peak of his superstardom. Rajesh Khanna’s tantrums were often just tolerated by his directors, because he was a superstar. So naturally when he began flopping, he didn’t have too many wanting to pick him up.

My point therefore is, if Amitabh Bachchan is a role model for any aspiring young actor (or person in any profession), we can also say Rajesh Khanna is probably the antithesis of that role model.

So you actually learn from BOTH of them. From Amitabh on how to conduct yourself, even when you see success. And from Rajesh on how NOT to conduct yourself, ESPECIALLY when you see success.

An older Rajesh would probably say to a class of youngsters “Don’t make the mistakes I made”.

There’s a lot to learn from observing others.

I realize I haven’t talked at all about Rajesh Khanna’s films (except for a reference to Haathi Mere Saathi). But then, that’s a whole new post in itself – and this one has already become long enough.

I’ll move on to the song for today.

As is now routine, lyrics of this song have come to me, courtesy Avinashji. He sent me a number of songs to choose from – I went with this. The title song of “Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka”. This is the only song of this film yet to be posted – so with this, the movie gets yippeeed.

It’s actually somewhat ironic that I picked this movie’s song for today. For it was this film that made me do a blackout of Rajesh films.

By the time AHBK was released in 1977, Rajesh was well and truly on his way down. Amitabh had established himself as the new star, well on his way to becoming superstar. Rajesh’s movies had been flopping one after another, for at least two years by then.

And yet, fans like myself, would not give up hope. We’d watch with dismay as his movies would come and go. I remember Chalta Purza (1977) lasting barely a week at our local cinema hall. This, while Amar Akbar Anthony ran for many weeks.

Anyway, so AHBK came along. It was a very expensive movie, with foreign locales and all – one of the most expensive at the time. And how it flopped! J Om Prakash, director, admitted later that he didn’t want to make the film, but did so only because of his friendship with Rajesh Khanna. Danny also realized it would flop and warned the director.

This is what imdb says

Danny Denzongpa realized the film was going to be a disaster and warned the director. When the schedule went to Switzerland, Danny’s fears came true and the shooting went haywire due to the script being written at the last minute and disorganization.

When I watched the film all those years ago, I couldn’t take it anymore. I’d been hoping against hope that Rajesh would come back – but if THIS was the type of film he was going to act in, I saw no hope.

So after this film, I imposed a black-out on myself to not watch any other Rajesh film. It was just too painful to watch his films of that time.

For more than 25 years thereafter, I didn’t watch any Rajesh Khanna film. Except for 2 films that both appeared on Doordarshan – Thodisi Bewafai (1980) and Avtaar (1983), and one film I watched in a film hall in Calcutta with friends (I wasn’t keen, but I tagged along) – Dharam Kanta (1982).

Much later, I did catch up on films that I had missed. And I must admit many of them weren’t too bad.

But for me, AHBK will always be the turning point in my Rajesh experience. 🙂

And here I am, posting a song from this film. 🙂

More details of the film can be found on this post by Avinashji himself.

I will move on to the title song, which was fairly popular in its time, especially considering the disaster that the film was. 🙂

But that should not take away from Rajesh Khanna. If the script is rubbish, you can’t blame the actors. Amitabh Bachchan himself said once about some of his late 1980s films that he acted in them, very reluctantly only to accommodate friends.

So, as I close this, I just want to say to Rajesh Khanna…

Kaka, we still remember you fondly. Well, some of us do. Speaking for me personally, I will always remember you, and thank you, for the fond memories of my childhood, whether it be “ye shaam mastaani”, “yahaan wahaan saare” or “rona kabhi nahin rona”.

I hope wherever you are today, you are in a good place, and having fun with friends Kishore da and Pancham. 🙂

Editor’s note:- With this song, all the songs of the movie have been covered. So, “Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka” (1977) joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Main aashiq hoon baharon ka (Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka)(1977) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

nahin dekhaa
kabhi pehle
kabhi pehle ae
nahin dekhaa
ye phool hai kin gulzaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa
nahin dekhaa
kabhi pehle
kabhi pehle ae
nahin dekhaa
ye phool hai kin gulzaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon bahaaron kaa aa
main aashiq hoon bahaaron kaa

mujhe jo pasand ho main
chhodtaa nahin
par daro mat phoolon ko main
todtaa nahin
mujhe jo pasand ho main
chhodtaa nahin ee
par daro mat phoolon ko main
todtaa nahin
mujhko khabar hai ke
tumsi naazuk kaliyaan
chhoone se sharmaa jaati hai
ye hai aadat meri binaa matlab ke
ye nazrein kisi chehre pe
yoon hi ruk jaati hain
yoon hi ruk jaati hain
nahin dil mein
kuchh mere
mujhe shauk hai sirf
nazaaron ka aa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa

tumse haseenon ki ho
khaaq qadar
ham log rang roop ko na
dekhen agar
tumse haseenon ki ho
khaaq qadar
ham log rang roop ko na
dekhen agar
jiski taraf koyi dekhtaa nahin
poochho us’se kitni taqleef hoti hai
jal jaataa hai wo dil hi dil mein
jab saamne unke auron ki taareef hoti hai ae
taareef hoti hai
to lat uljhhi
suljhaa doon
matlab hai ye mere ishaaron kaa aa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon bahaaron kaa
nahin dekhaa
kabhi pehle
kabhi pehle ae
nahin dekhaa
ye phool hai kin gulzaaron kaa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa aa
main aashiq hoon oon bahaaron kaa aa
main aashiq hoon oon oon bahaaron kaa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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नहीं देखा
कभी पहले
कभी पहले ए
नहीं देखा
ये फूल है किन गुलज़ारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊ बहारों का
नहीं देखा
कभी पहले
कभी पहले ए
नहीं देखा
ये फूल है किन गुलज़ारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ बहारों का आ
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ बहारों का

मुझे जो पसंद हो मैं
छोड़ता नहीं
पर डरो मत फूलों को मैं
तोड़ता नहीं
मुझे जो पसंद हो मैं
छोड़ता नहीं ई
पर डरो मत फूलों को मैं
तोड़ता नहीं
मुझको खबर है के
तुमसी नाज़ुक कलियाँ
छूने से शरमा जाती है
ये है आदत मेरी बिना मतलब के
ये नज़रें किसी चेहरे पे
यूं ही रुक जाती है
यूं ही रुक जाती है
नहीं दिल में
कुछ मेरे
मुझे शौक है सिर्फ
नजारों का आ
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का

तुमसे हसीनों की हो
खाक कदर
हम लोग रंग रूप को न
देखें अगर
तुमसे हसीनों की हो
खाक कदर
हम लोग रंग रूप को न
देखें अगर
जिसकी तरफ कोई देखता नहीं
पूछो उससे कितनी तकलीफ होती है
जल जाता है वो दिल ही दिल में
जब साने उनके औरों की तारीफ़ होती है ए
तारीफ़ होती है
तो लट उलझी
सुलझा दूं
मतलब है ये मेरे इशारों का आ
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ बहारों का

नहीं देखा
कभी पहले
कभी पहले ए
नहीं देखा
ये फूल है किन गुलज़ारों का
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का आ
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ बहारों का आ
मैं आशिक हूँ ऊँ ऊँ बहारों का आ


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

Blog Day : 4190 Post No. : 15371

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-20) – Song No. 1
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Welcome all to this first post under the ‘Blog 10-Year Challenge’ in this year “2020”, where we will be going back to the movies represented on the blog in the year “2010”.

Today we begin our journey in this year with a not-so-popular but yet a nice hummable song from the movie ‘Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977’. I had planned the post in the month of December’2019 itself when I had browsed for the movies represented in the month of January’2010.

However, I had not selected the song for the post then. The song that readily came to my mind was the ‘title song’ of this movie and since it had not been posted I thought I would present this one. But when I listened to the other song remaining from this movie, I like it and presenting the same today, since it also talks of a ‘journey’ and a ‘continuing journey’ without reaching the ‘destination’.😊

We, on the blog, have already entered in the thirteenth ‘calendar year’ for the blog since its inception in 2008, and we have still a long way to go and many new ‘topics’ to be explored and this song perfectly sets the tune for another entertaining musical year ahead …

So far, the following three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier;

Song Posted on
mashrique-se-jo-nikle-maghrib-mein-kho-gaye 07.01.2010
I-am-in-love-you-are-in-love 18.07.2013
mere-gorey-gaalon-ka 20.03.2014

This movie had total five songs in it and the two remaining songs to be posted are;
‘nahin dekha kabhi pehle … main aashiq hoon bahaaron ka’
‘tera dil kya kehta hai mera dil to ye kehta hai’

(and if the listing of songs given in HFGK Vol V is in correct order of appearance of the songs in this movie, the above two songs remaining are the first and the last song appearing in this movie).

Looking back ten years back i.e. on 07.10.2010 the following two movies were represented on the blog ten years back (in ascending order of presentation).

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gudiya hamse roothi rahogi Dosti-1964 All songs covered on the blog
Mashrique se jo aaye … Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977 03 of 05 songs posted so far

“Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977” was directed by J. Omprakash for ‘Shiv Kala Mandir’, Bombay. S.K. Chand was its Chief Assistant Director.

“Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka-1977” was produced by K.K. Talwar and Raj Bathija. It had Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Danny Dengongpa with Asrani and Om Prakash. Sulochana makes a special appearance in this movie. Its supporting cast includes Rehman, Preeti Ganguly, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madhup Sharma, Julie and Nadira.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Ram Kelkar. Its dialogues were written by Ramesh Pant. Editing of this movie was done by Pratap Dave and Prakash Dave.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.11.1977.

This movie had total five songs in it and only Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar gave their voices to the songs in this movie where Lata Mangeshkar had one solo song, Kishore Kumar had three solo songs and there was only one duet sung by them.

Lyrics for all the five songs were penned by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to appear on the blog.

I think that, other than the title song of this movie and the song ‘I am in love’, the other songs were not very much popular, though I find the today’s song a nice hummable and an enjoying one. (also, I do not remember to have listened to the today’s song earlier before taking it for the presentation in this post).

I have not watched this movie so I cannot say much about it. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …

Let us now enjoy this song …

(The songs is picturized on Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman and many others are seen in the picturization of this song which is picturized on foreign locations).

Video

Audio

Song-Tera dil kya kehta hai (Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka)(1977) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

(dialogues from the video link are not included)

Hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm
Haa
Aa ha haa
Aa ha haa

Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa
Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Manzil jo nazdeek aayegi
Manzil jo nazdeek aayegi
Tu mujhse door chali jaayegi
Tere jaane ke baad
Teri yaad aayegi
Tere jaane ke baad
Teri yaad aayegi
Main tujh ko kahaan dhoondhoongaa
Tera pataa kis’se poochhoonga
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Mujhko to neend nahin aayegi
Mujhko to neend nahin aayegi
Tu kya mujhe bhool jaayegi
Mere jaane ke baad
Meri yaad aayegi
Mere jaane ke baad
Meri yaad aayegi
Achchhaa hai is doori se
Phir milne ki majboori se
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

Tera dil kya kehta hai
Mera dil to ye kehta hai
Yoon hi raston pe
chalte jaayen ham
Aur manzil kabhi bhi naa aaye
Hey la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Laa aa

la la laa
La la laa
La la laa
La la laa
Hmm mm

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हा
आ हा हा
आ हा हा
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
मंज़िल जो नज़दीक आएगी
मंज़िल जो नज़दीक आएगी
तू मुझसे दूर चली जायेगी
तेरे जाने के बाद
तेरी याद आएगी
तेरे जाने के बाद
तेरी याद आएगी
मैं तुझ को कहाँ ढूंढूंगा
तेरा पता किस से पूछूंगा
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
मुझको तो नींद नहीं आएगी
मुझको तो नींद नहीं आएगी
तू क्या मुझे भूल जायेगी
मेरे जाने के बाद
मेरी बाद याद आएगी
मेरे जाने के बाद
मेरी बाद याद आएगी
अच्छा है इस दूरी से
फिर मिलने कि मजबूरी से
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
तेरा दिल क्या कहता है
मेरा दिल तो ये कहता है
यूं ही रस्तों पे
चलते जाएँ हम
और मंजिल कभी भी ना आये
हे ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ला आ
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
ल ल ला
हम्म म्म


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“Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka” (1977) was directed by J Om Prakash. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Danny Denzongpa, Preeti Ganguli, Julie, Pinchoo Kapoor, Sulochana Latkar, Nadira, Om Prakash, Rehman, Asrani etc in it.
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Today (18 july 2013) is the first death anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (29 december 1942- 18 july 2012). Much have been written about him since late 1960s when he burst into the Hindi movie scene and reigned supreme. Whatever can be said and written about him has been written. Since I have to discuss a Rajesh Khanna song on this occasion, so let me also add some of my observations about Rajesh Khanna, with the full benefit of hindsight.
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Movies with all their songs covered =1212
Total Number of movies covered =4345

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