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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.

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3799 Post No. : 14790 Movie Count :

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Missing Films of 1960s – 88
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This journey of searching out the missing films is such an interesting exploration of the unheard and less heard gems – or as they say on Radio Ceylon (SLBC now) ‘कम सुने और अनसुने गीत’.

Today’s song is one such rarely heard gem, but oh what exquisitely crafted gem this one is. The film is ‘Haveli’ from 1970. The name sounds as if this would be a film of the horror genre, of course mixed with police and robber crime drama. The one poster of this film that I am able to locate on the net (actually an image with the song on YT), shows the leading lady with a revolver in her hand. The rest of the poster combines the film title logo, and another image of the lead pair. This image does not exhibit any overt horror type flavor – just that the title gives such an impression.

The film is from the banner of Movies Den, Bombay. It is produced by Jawahar Anand and is directed by Sudarshan Babbar. The lead pair is Shailesh Kumar and Nivedita, and the remaining cast is listed as Azra, Heeralal, Manmohan Krishan, Ravikant, Brahm Bhardwaj, Lata Arora, Yunus Parvez, Ridku, Anand Prakash, Jawahar Kapoor, BK, Rahi, Dharmesh, Rajendra Kapoor, Jaishri T, Meenakshi, and Shefali.

The film has 5 songs, as per the Geet Kosh listings. Four of these songs, including the one being introduced today, are written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, and one is written by Naseem Sahranpuri. Music for this film and composed by Sapan Jagmohan. The singing voice is Asha Bhosle.

Although I have not seen the video of this song, but still, from the flavor of the words and the style of rendition, this seems to be a sensuous song, possibly even a seduction song. The measured deliberateness with which Asha ji has rendered this song, brings in just that right emphasis making this such an attractively sensuous song.

The cast of actors includes names like Jaishree T, Azra, Meenakshi, Shefali – so I would not even start to guess on whom this song might have been picturized. I request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this song and this film, if available.

But regardless, enjoy this wonderfully sensuous song.

Song – Gesuon Ki Haseen Chhanv Mein Humnasheen  (Haveli) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

gesuon. . .
ki haseen
chhaanv mein
humnasheen
tu hi bata
tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

ishaaron mein kehti hain angdaaian raat ki
abhi aur behakengi tanhaaian raat ki
ishaaron mein kehti hain angdaaian raat ki
abhi aur behakengi tanhaaian raat ki
kya nahin
kya nahin
gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

meri jawaani bahaaron ka agaaz hai
kitna haseen mere naghmon ka andaaz hai
meri jawaani bahaaron ka agaaz hai
kitna haseen mere naghmon ka andaaz hai
kya nahin
kya nahin
gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

kya nahin. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गेसूओं॰ ॰ ॰
की हसीं
छाँव में
हमनशीं
तू ही बता
तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

इशारों में कहती है अंगड़ाइयाँ रात की
अभी और बहकेंगी तनहाइयाँ रात की
इशारों में कहती है अंगड़ाइयाँ रात की
अभी और बहकेंगी तनहाइयाँ रात की
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं
गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

मेरी जवानी बहारों का आग़ाज़ है
कितना हसीं मेरे नग़मों का अंदाज़ है
मेरी जवानी बहारों का आग़ाज़ है
कितना हसीं मेरे नग़मों का अंदाज़ है
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं
गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

क्या नहीं॰ ॰ ॰

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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 :

3794 Post No. : 14781 Movie Count :

4041

Missing Films of 1960s – 86
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Today’s debut film from the decade of 1960s is ‘Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pyaar’ from 1970. Honestly, never heard of this film before I took on this home work exercise to dig out missing films of 1960s. This is an obscure and almost unknown film, although 1970, comparatively speaking, is more recent vintage. This film is so obscure that even the print version of the Geet Kosh does not carry any details about this film, except for the song list and the artists associated with the songs. However, later this film seems to have become available in public domain, and was released on disc by T-Series. A short video clip of the initial credits is currently available on YouTube. I have been able to get the list of actor names from this clip. However this clip also does not carry the complete credits – it ends before reaching the names of the producer and director.

The film is from the banner of Sharda Films, Bombay. The cast of actors is a long list, as per the film’s credits – Dev Kumar, Sonia Sahni, Shailesh Kumar, Sulochana, Sajjan, Padma, Madhumati, BM Vyas, Pichhoo Kapoor, Sheikh, Bhagwan, Maruti, Ulhas, Ramesh Kant, Jankidas, Tuntun, Lalita Kumar, Maqbool, Jilani, Moolchand, Amrit Rana, Amir, Jairy, Nabab Kardari, Nabab Dadri, Waman, Sugandhi, Gulab Singh, Roop Kumar, Ganpati, Anil Kumar, and Mahesh Purohit. The last four names in this list are identified as child artistes.

Geet Kost lists four songs for this film. All the four songs are from the pen of Asad Bhopali, and the music director is Usha Khanna. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. From the music and the style of rendition, it appears that this song was filmed as a mujra dance. In fact, at two places in the song, a male voice is also heard asking a question “kya?”. The song tells of a tryst between the lovers, that happened the previous night, and the lady forgot her dupatta, at the meeting place, when she returned from meeting her lover.

I am hearing this song for the first time today, and I have heard it multiple times as I prepared to upload it. Usha Khanna’s music is attractive, and this is a good song to bring up from the depths of obscurity. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Pee Se Milna Ghazab Hua Raat Dhale  (Sasta Khoon Mehnga Pyaar) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

aaaa aaaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaaa haaa

pee se milna ghazab hua raat dhale
haan pee se milna ghazab hua raat dhale
hui jab main juda un se mil ke galey
haaye raam main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi
daiyya daiyaa main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi

jab nigaahen milin
jab nigaahen
jab nigaahen milin
honth tharra ke chup ho gaye the
ek toofaan thaa..aa..aa
jis mein hum dono hi kho gaye the
ek toofaan thaa
ek toofaan thaa
ek toofaan thaa
jis mein hum dono hi kho gaye the
arre ghar pahunchi hosh udey
ghar pahunchi hosh udey
jab ye khyaal aaya
kya
haaye raam main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi
daiyya daiyaa main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi

un ki baton ka ras
un ki baton ka
un ki baton ka ras
dil ki nas nas ko garma gaya tha
ek achhoota nasha..aa..aa
mere jazbaat par chhaa..aa..aa gaya tha
ek achhoota nasha
ek achhoota nasha
ek achhoota nasha
mere jazbaat par chhaa..aa..aa gaya tha
arre ghar pahunchi hosh udey
ghar pahunchi hosh udey
jab ye khyaal aaya
kya
haaye raam main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi
daiyya daiyaa main to apna dupatta wahin bhool aayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsss आssssssss आsssss
आsss आssssss हाsss

पी से मिलना गज़ब हुआ रात ढले
हाँ पी से मिलना गज़ब हुआ रात ढले
हुई जब मैं जुड़ा उनसे मिलके गले
हाए रामा मैं तो अपना दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई
दइय्या दइय्या मैं तो दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई

जब निगाहें मिलीं
जब निगाहें
जब निगाहें मिलीं
होंठ थर्रा के चुप हो गए थे
एक तूफान था॰॰आ॰॰आ
जिस में हम दोनों ही खो गए थे
एक तूफान था
एक तूफान था
एक तूफान था
जिस में हम दोनों ही खो गए थे
अरे घर पहुंची होश उड़े
घर पहुंची होश उड़े
जब ये ख्याल आया
क्या
हाए रामा मैं तो अपना दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई
दइय्या दइय्या मैं तो दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई

उन की बातों का रस
उन की बातों का
उन की बातों का रस
दिल की नस नस को गरमा गया था
एक अछूता नशा॰॰आ॰॰आ
मेरे जज़्बात पर छा गया॰॰आ॰॰आ था
एक अछूता नशा
एक अछूता नशा
एक अछूता नशा
मेरे जज़्बात पर छा गया था
अरे घर पहुंची होश उड़े
घर पहुंची होश उड़े
जब ये ख्याल आया
क्या
हाए रामा मैं तो अपना दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई
दइय्या दइय्या मैं तो दुपट्टा वहीं भूल आई


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

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3792 Post No. : 14778 Movie Count :

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Missing Films of 1960s – 85
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The next in this series is a religious film from 1970. Yes, the times were when this genre of films had a serious following, and the producers in the industry would be creating films in this category. Today’s film, ‘Shri Krishna Leela’ is from the house of Wadia’s, under their banner of Basant Pictures. As we review the data about film production under this banner, we find that this has been one of the very active production houses over the decades. [Note: I am examining the data in the Geet Kosh from 1931 to 1980 only.]

Over the years, Wadia film production company went about its business under the names as – Wadia Brothers, Wadia Brothers Productions, Wadia Films and Wadia Movietone. Collectively, these banners have been active since 1933 till the year 1971, having produced 50+ films in various genres – social, stunt, religious, mythical, costume dramas, historical etc. In 1943, the company launched another banner, named Basant Pictures. As we scan their list of films, once again we find slight variations in the banner names as – Basant Pictures, Basant Pictures (Wadia Brothers) and Basant Wadia Brothers Production. Collectively, this banner has a listing of about 60 films between 1943 and 1980. The films in this list also cover just the same set of film genres.

A brief about the House of Wadia. The ancestors of this Parsi family originally settled in Surat after migrating from Persia. The original business of Wadia family was shipbuilding. The logo of Wadia Movietone prominently carries an image of a ship – it is a representation of their origins – the legacy business that started off their fortunes. The Wadia Group’s shipbuilding business was set up in 1736 by Lowjee Nuserwanjee Wadia. Later during that century, the group shifted its base from Surat to Bombay. They built trading ships, and later in 1800s they build maritime vessels for the Royal Navy (Great Britain).

Wadia Movietone was founded in 1933 by the brothers – JBH Wadia and Homi Wadia. JBH Wadia (born 1901) was a very well educated young man, who came into the film industry in the closing years of silent cinema. He produced about a dozen silent films, with moderate success. His productions were mostly adaptations of successful Hollywood productions of that era.

The other co-founders were Manchersha Billimoria, and Burjore and Nadirshaw Tata. Their first film – ‘Laal e Yaman’ (1933) was a major commercial success. In 1935, the company produced ‘Hunterwali’ with Nadia in the title role, along with Boman Shroff and John Cawas in prominent roles. This film became a surprise hit, bringing in a huge commercial windfall for the company. In the process, it set a trend which was duplicated by Wadias themselves and also copied by many other production houses. In 1936 came ‘Miss Frontier Mail’, followed by ‘Lutaru Lalna’ in 1938, ‘Punjab Mail’ in 1939, ‘Diamond Queen’ in 1940, and ‘Bambaiwali’ in 1941. However, by this time, the repeated use of the stunt formula lost its luster, and the company started facing losses. In 1936, the Tata brothers had already moved out from the partnership. In 1942, the Wadia Movietone studio was put up for sale. V Shantaram, who was moving out of Prabhat at the same time, purchased this studio and set up his famous production house – Rajkamal Kalamandir, at this premises.

In 1942 itself, the younger brother, Homi Wadia, set up Basant Pictures as a new production house. He started producing films under this banner using studio facilities at other premises. In 1947, he eventually set up his own studio once again. Basant Studio was functional till 1981. In 1990, the studio was inherited by Riyad Vinci Wadia, the grandson of JBH Wadia. He revived film production once again under this banner. However, he too passed away in 2003. The studio now houses the Wadia Movietone and Basant Pictures archives and memorabilia collection.

The film ‘Shri Krishna Leela’ is directed by Homi Wadia. The star cast includes Master Sachin, Heena Kumari, Jaishri Gadkar, Sapru, Manhar Desai, Kumar Dighe, Deepak, Tabassum, Ratnamala, Padmarani, Uma Dutt, Shekhar, Master Bobby, Master Ratan, Tuntun, Babu Raje, Habeeb, Dalpat, H Prakash, and Prince Arjun. The songs of this film are penned by Bharat Vyas and the music is from the mind of SN Tripathi.

Today’s song is a lullaby, in the voice of Asha Bhosle. On screen, the song is performed by Jaishree Gadkar, in the role of Maa Yashoda, as she is crooning to put the infant Krishna to sleep. Close to the end of this clip, we see a little more grown up child Krishna, role played by Master Sachin.

A wonderfully soothing melody. . . listen, and relax.

Song – Palkon Ka Palna Nainon Ki Dori  (Shri Krishna Leela) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

palkon ka palna
nayanon ki dori
palkon ka palna
nayanon ki dori
maiyya jhulaaye gaaye
meethi meethi lori
sapnon mein aaye tere
parion ki chhori
maiyya jhulaaye gaaye
meethi meethi lori
so ja mere laal
mere nnnhe se gopal

dekhun jo mukhda
mit jaaye dukhda
dekhun jo mukhda
mit jaaye dukhda
mere liye tu hai
chanda ka tukda
mere liye tu hai
chanda ka tukda
mamta bhari hai
mere mann ki katori
palkon ka palna
nayanon ki dori
maiyya jhulaaye gaaye
meethi meethi lori
so ja mere laal
mere nnnhe se gopal

soya hai madhuban
jamuna hai soi
saari nagariya hai
nindiya mein khoi
saari nagariya hai
nindiya mein khoi
tujhko chandaniya sulaaye chori chori
palkon ka palna
nayanon ki dori
maiyya jhulaaye gaaye
meethi meethi lori
so ja mere laal
mere nnnhe se gopal

mmmmm hmmmmm
hmmmm hmm hmm hmmm
mmmmm hmmmmm
hmmmm hmm hmm hmmm
mmmmm hmmmmm
hmmmm hmm hmm hmmm
mmmmm hmmmmm
hmmmm hmm hmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पलकों का पलना
नयनों की डोरी
पलकों का पलना
नयनों की डोरी
मैय्या झुलाए गाये मीठी मीठी लोरी
अपनों में आए तेरे पारियों की छोरी
मैय्या झुलाए गाये मीठी मीठी लोरी
सो जा मेरे लाल
मेरे नन्हें से गोपाल

देखूँ जो मुखड़ा
मिट जाये दुखड़ा
देखूँ जो मुखड़ा
मिट जाये दुखड़ा
मेरे लिए तू है चाँद का टुकड़ा
मेरे लिए तू है चाँद का टुकड़ा
ममता भरी है मेरे मन की कटोरी
पलकों का पलना
नयनों की डोरी
मैय्या झुलाए गाये मीठी मीठी लोरी
सो जा मेरे लाल
मेरे नन्हें से गोपाल

सोया है मधुबन
जमुना है सोई
सारी नगरिया है नींदिया में खोई
सारी नगरिया है नींदिया में खोई
तुझको चंदनीया सुलाये चोरी चोरी
पलकों का पलना
नयनों की डोरी
मैय्या झुलाए गाये मीठी मीठी लोरी
सो जा मेरे लाल
मेरे नन्हें से गोपाल

म्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म ह्म्ममम
म्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म ह्म्ममम
म्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म ह्म्ममम
म्ममममम हम्मममम
हम्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म ह्म्ममम


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

Blog Day : 3786 Post No. : 14769

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 30
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‘ल’ – लीजिये दिल का नज़राना, लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना ॰ ॰ ॰

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आवाज़ दे कर हमें तुम बुलाओ ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Ah yes, that is what the heart desires, but sadly, that will happen no more. . . you are so far away now, that our supplications so sent, do not reach you any more.

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OK, wow, another gem from the radio listening days. And what a wonderful reminder this song is. The film is ‘Naya Kanoon’ from 1965, and Rafi Sb is accompanied by Asha Bhosle in this song. Given that Madan Mohan is the music director, I am a little surprised that Lata does not figure in this film at all. Eight songs in all, with four female solos, and one duet (this one) – all carry the voice of Asha Bhosle. Possibly this recording may have been done during the time when there was a stand off between Lata ji and Rafi Sb. Still surprising that Madan Mohan did not get Lata to sing even one of the solo songs. Or possibly, other reasons, circumstances may have intervened.

The film is directed by RC Talwar for the banner of Manchanda Productions, Bombay. The main star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Vaijayantimala, Bharat Bhushan, Poornima, Nishi, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Kamal Mehra, and Om Prakash among others. There are eight songs in this film, or may be seven, because one song is a multi version song sung as a solo by both Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle. All songs are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri, except one, which is written by Saraswati Kumar Deepak.

On screen, this song is filmed a recording studio song. The two singers – Bharat Bhushan and Vijayantimala, are recording this song in a studio. Or maybe the song is being broadcast live.  As we see the three stanzas, there are short visual interludes, and the dresses of the two artistes are different in each stanza. The intervening scenes convey a message as if displaying the rising popularity, as well as prosperity of the singer.

Bharat Bhushan in this 1965 film is a distant call from his heydays of ‘Baiju Baawra’ in 1952. Decidedly not looking any younger, but he is also looking much more morose. As the visual clip starts and the music comes on, the mind gets into position for a fast paced light hearted duet. But the expression on the face of the hero conveys as if he is going to break into “Maayoos To Hoon Waade Se Tere. . .” 🙂 🙂 .

Regardless, a very breezy composition which will tickle a few memories in the minds of radio listeners.  Listen and relive those memories.

 

Song – Lijiye Dil Ka Nazraana, Lijiye Aankh Ka Shukraana  (Naya Kanoon) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics 

lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi

aankh ne dekha to dil ne paa liya
meethi baaton ne hamne behka liya
pyaar mein hum bhi tumhaare ho gaye
tum miley to hum khushi se kho gaye
kadmon mein khada hai deewaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

dil bade armaan se laaya hoon main
ye kali toofaan se laaya hoon main
meri palken jhuk rahi hain laaj se
tum hamaare ho chuke ho aaj se
aaya hai shama ka parwaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

aur bhi duniya mein laakhon chaand hain
aapke aage magar wo maand hain
aur bhi duniya mein laakhon phool hain
aapke aage magar wo dhool hain
haazir hai tumhaara mastaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana
ye preet banegi afsaana
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
bolo to sahi hai kya marzi
lijiye dil ka nazraana
lijiye aankh ka shukraana

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी

आंख ने देखा तो दिल ने पा लिया
मीठी बातों ने हमने बहका लिया
प्यार में हम भी तुम्हारे हो गए
तुम मिले तो हम खुशी से खो गए
कदमों में खड़ा है दीवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

दिल बड़े अरमान से लाया हूँ मैं
ये काली तूफान से लाया हूँ मैं
मेरी पलकें झुक रही हैं लाज से
तुम हमारे हो चुके हो आज से
आया है शमा का परवाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना

और भी दुनिया में लाखों चाँद हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो माँद हैं
और भी दुनिया में लाखों फूल हैं
आपके आगे मगर वो धूल हैं
हाजिर है तुम्हारा मस्ताना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना
ये प्रीत बनेगी अफसाना
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
बोलो तो सही है क्या मर्ज़ी
लीजिये दिल का नज़राना
लीजिये आँख का शुक्राना


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

Blog Day : 3779 Post No. : 14759

For me, this is a crush that still endures – a crush that I have never gotten over. Since the days when I first saw her in ‘Talash’ (1969) – and the song – “Kar Le Pyaar Karne Ke Din Hain Yahi” – a part of me has always remained smitten with her image and her thoughts. Helen, aah Helen – the ultimate danseuse of the silver screen. Helen – whose art has established the gold benchmark as a dancer, for all measures – from the past, and maybe, forever in the future. For sincerely, till this time, no other dancer has come close to this ultimate – in grace, in innovation, in energy, in movement – in every aspect of this art form.

It is said that the classical dance forms of India, are probably the most expressive traditional dances. The dancers are coached to develop the enhanced expressions for all the human emotions. The artist is taught not just to exhibit a series of well coordinated movements, which of course is very pleasing to the senses, but it is imperative for them to also communicate the emotions through the facial expressions, body language and the finer movements like twitching and trembling of specific muscles and body parts. The art of the Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Khatakali, etc. is so very refined in this aspect, and the aspiring artists are trained from a very young age.

As far as I am aware, Helen simply started dancing in films (in her teens, as early as when she was 13). She probably has no formal training in any dance form. And yet, seeing Helen on screen, in all the dancing forms, is an experience that flows across and covers the entire spectrum of human emotions and human exchange. In a career that spans almost seven decades, from the end of 1940s to the present day, she has likely appeared in 600+ films, and has regaled the audiences with that many colors and flavors of practically any dance form that may exist on this planet – rhumba, prancing, conga, frolic, folk, swing, rock n’ roll, spin, skip, step, samba, kabuki, disco, cabaret, jive, jump, cha cha cha, foxtrot, cavort, flamenco, waltz, boogie, santoso, flit, jig, jitterbug, hustle, gambol, polka, hop, sway, bunny hop, tap, shimmy, careen, salsa, mambo etc. – and of course, lavani and bhangra too. 🙂

Seeing her in so many different avatars of dancing, one is convinced that rhythm is naturally ingrained into her, and that there is almost a divine intervention here that allows her to pick up any choreography and perform exceedingly pleasing movements to it. The expression of emotions come to her so naturally – and the graceful flow of movements that is so excellently effortless – when she is in front of the camera, she actually knows what she is into. Such realization in the mind brings about a natural performance that simply cannot be executed in any better way. Unlike many of her ilk that have also performed on the Indian screen – yes, she knows, she is fully aware of what she is into.

There are a handful of rare performances by her that are not accompanied by any song. One of the finest, and in my humble opinion, her best such performance is a songless dance from the film ‘Hulchul’ (1971). Folks may remember this stage dance – for the variety of dance forms that are packed into this maybe 9 or 10 minutes performance, the multiple emotions that flow through it, and the significant message this dance experience is attempting to convey. (I tried to bring on this dance clip to our blog, but Atul ji is uncertain whether it qualifies. 😉 Maybe, I will try again.)

For me and my puppy-love heart, Helen is an ageless wonder that I adore. Sweet sixteen – that is what she is in my books, and that is how she is going to be, always.

And that also brings up today the most appropriate song of hers – to wish her a very happy birthday. The film is ‘Toofaan’ from 1969. The words are from the pen of Akhtar Romani. Music for this peppy and well paced dance number is created by Daan Singh. The singing voice – Asha Bhosle, probably the longest lasting partnership of singing voice and dancing steps on the Hindi screen.

Sharing the screen with Helen in this song is Dara Singh, whose birth anniversary just came two days ago (19th Nov). With this song we also remember him – he would have been 90 this year.

The dance is a typical folk dance from north India, performed in a very rural setting. Just see how wonderfully, this ordained Queen of the Cabaret – how wonderfully she is executing this oh so typically a rural folk dance.

And the words of the mukhda,

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

Dear Helen, always young, always fresh, always sixteen – always sweet sixteen – forever.

Song – Laaga Mohe Ab Ki Baar (Toofaan) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Daan Singh

Lyrics

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

nainon mein kajra
zulfon mein gajra
haathon mein mehndi racha ke
gaalon pe laali
pairon mein paayal
maathe pe bindiya sajaa ke
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye..e..e..e
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye
khil ye gayo re singaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

logon ke darr se
mein apne ghar se
panghat mein ja na sakoon
panghat to kya
main apne hi angnaa
ghoonghat hataa na sakoon
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye..e..e..e
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye
hamri bhi kismat sanwaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

नैनों में कजरा
ज़ुल्फों में गजरा
हाथों में मेहंदी रचा के
गालों पे लाली
पैरों में पायल
माथे पे बिंदिया सजा के
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए
खिल ये गयो रे सिंगार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

लोगों के डर से
मैं अपने घर से
पनघट पे जा ना सकूँ
पनघट तो क्या
मैं अपने ही अंगना
घूँघट हटा ना सकूँ
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए
हमरी भी किस्मत संवार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल


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 : 3778 Post No. : 14758

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Once upon a not-so-long a time ago the anniversary page on our blog said that Helen – the dancing diva – celebrates her birthday on 21st October and I had sent this song – “Lovelina, Aa Gaya Main“, from ‘Agent Vinod’ (1977) for the occasion. Then over the years we got enlightened that her birthdate was 21st November. And as I sit to write this, further enlightenment strikes – she turns 80 today!!!! WOW!!! And she has been entertaining us since she was 13, having appeared in ‘Awaara’ in 1951 – that is 67 years in public eye. Of course, the last time I saw her in front of the camera was on satellite television when she appeared on the chat show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with another favourite of mine – Asha Parekh. And so far, the last film that she has appeared in is ‘Heroine’ (2012) which is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and starred Kareena Kapoor in the main lead. In there she portrays the character of a film artiste who is past her prime and is forgotten by the industry.

But the truth is Helen is not a forgotten has-been as far as the industry and her fans are concerned. She is still remembered fondly whenever we hear songs that she had performed to. Her sprightly steps, her outfits which were never garish even when there were sequins and feathers stuck on them, her luxuriant hair done up in various styles – are somethings which no other dancer or actress has ever tried to copy. She was never called a plain item girl, she was always the supporting actress who had some substance to her role even if it was two or three songs, with a few emotional scenes and there were films she was the second heroine pining for the hero and would give up her love or life in the climax so that the lead pair could live HAPPILY EVER AFTER. She has had a HAPPILY EVER AFTER life personally too even though she is her husbands’ (Salim Khan) second wife, theirs is a one big happy family and all of her step children have bonded closely with her. She has an adopted daughter who was given a grand wedding in 2014 and is now a grandma to that girl’s child. Her family is growing and hope her happiness grows too.

‘Ram Balram’ is a 1980 movie produced by Tito and directed by Vijay Anand. The movie was an average success at the box office. It brought Jai (Amitabh) and Veeru (Dharmendra) together after a gap of five years – five years after the super successful ‘Sholay’ (1975). ‘Ram Balram’ was the story of two ‘chachere bhais’ (cousins) who have a score to settle with Ajit – another of their chacha – who is responsible for all the calamities that struck their family. There is also a nautch girl – Tarabai (Helen) – who has some axe to grind against Ajit. As the movie moves to the climax, we have the brothers and Tarabai reaching their goals but in the melee Tarabai dies but not before seeing her daughter (Zeenat Aman) happy and in love with Ram (Dharmendra). Today’s song is a typical ‘trying to distract the villains’ henchmen’. The song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Dilraj Kaur. It has both Zeenat Aman and Helen dressed in sarees (unusual for them) dancing a typical Dharmendra dance. The song was written by Anand Bakshi.

I had been reserving this song for a rainy day- for a time when I write a last-minute post. And so here it is to wish both Zeenat Aman (had her birthday on 19th– turned 67) and Helen a very happy birthday.

 

Song – Balram Ne Bahut Samjhaaya Par Ram Ne Dhoka Khaaya (Ram Balram) (1980) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur

Lyrics

balram ne bahut samjhaaya
balram ne bahut samjhaaya
par ram ne dhokha khaya
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye  
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

hum pinjre ke panchhi
pinjre ke panchhi
hum pinjare ke panchhi
hum se kitni door bahaarein
door bahaarein
aao mil kar sochen
mil kar sochen
aao mil kar sochen
apni bigdi aap sawaarein
teri saari baatein jaisi lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaar to
talwaar to
mushkil mein kaam na aaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

ho gore mukh pe zulf ye kali
naagan si lehraaye
naagan se rehna door sapere
tujhe das na jaaye
jaan hatheli par jo rakhe
apne pas wo aaye
aane wale aa gaye
aa gaye
dil dhadke haye haye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
oommm ommmm
jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
band hai saare darwaaze
har rasta hai anjaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
vinti hai hanuman se
hanuman se
lanka mein aag lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
पर राम ने धोखा खाया
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हम पिंजरे के पंछी
पिंजरे के पंछी
हम पिंजरे के पंछी
हमसे कितनी दूर बहारें
दूर बहारें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
मिल कर सोचें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
अपनी बिगड़ी आप संवारें
तेरी सारी बातें जैसे लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवार तो
तलवार तो
मुश्किल में काम ना आए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हो गोरे मुख पे जुल्फ ये काली
नागन सी लहराए
नागन से रहना दूर सपेरे
तुझे डस ना जाये
जान हथेली पर जो रखे
अपने पास वो आए
आने वाले आ गए
आ गए
दिल धड़के हाए हाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
ओमम्ममम ओमम्ममम
जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
बंद हैं सारे दरवाज़े
हर रस्ता है अंजाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
विनती है हनुमान से
हनुमान से
लंका में आग लगाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये


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 : 3778 Post No. : 14757

‘Dhongee’ (censor certificate 23-12-1976), was a movie directed by Ashok Roy and produced by Kant Kumar productions. It seems to have had a delayed release (Wikipedia says it was released 4th May 1979). It has a starcast of Randhir Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Asrani, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal, Iftikhar, and Premnath. Rakesh Roshan had a friendly appearance. The lyricist to this movie was Anand Bakshi and music director was Rahul Dev Burman. The movie had five songs and Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Amit Kumar were the playback singers. One song of this film – “Haaye Re Haaye Tera Ghunghta” – has been posted earlier, as a contribution by Pamir Harvey where a brief outline of the movie is provided. This song is popular to this day. I remember that sometime in the late 90s or early 2000 there was a remix version to this song which triggered the memory of this song. As I sat to write this post I discovered that there has been another version of this song which has been used in a recent movie titled ‘Paisa Vasool’ (2004) – I don’t know anything about this recent movie.

Continuing after seeing the movie 🙂

So, ‘Dhongee’ is the usual masaala stuff, with a brother (Randhir Kapoor) and sister (Farida Jalal) loving and helping each other with wooing their prospective fathers-in-laws (Raj Mehra and Satyen Kappu). The brother’s aim is to fulfil his ‘dead’ father’s promise to the groom’s father and see that his sister lives a happy married life. On the way to fulfilling this he meets with an accident and ‘dies’. The insurance amount that his sister gets post the brother’s death is used by his fiancée (Neetu Singh) and her father to get the sister married. This is one part of the movie. But it is not even ‘interval time’ in the movie. Now begins the tale. The brother has actually survived the accident, has been unconscious for about 2 months, tended by a Nepali Gurkha – typically named Bahadur; recovers just in time to remember his sister’s wedding date; rushes home to witness the wedding without being seen by anyone. Now he is guilt-ridden that he has cheated the insurance company and is ready to do any activity that will earn him the money to repay the insurance. Here Bahadur steps in, suggests a name and location change & sends him to Nepal. Randhir Kapoor (Anand) is intrigued that random people around Kathmandu recognise him and escort him to a palace. After a few scenes that show the goings-on in the palace it is revealed that the palace is the headquarters for printing fake notes, belongs to Bahadur alias John and Anand has been cleverly sweet-talked into standing-in for the actual John (Premnath – it was the period when he used to play the BADMAN). Additionally, it is also revealed that the ‘dead’ father is a captive in the palace; the fiancée reaches Kathmandu (on duty, being an air-hostess); sees Anand; goes back; reports to the sister and then the whole family comes to help and rescue the father and brother and finish the movie. The songs are spread through the movie with a mandatory dance with the villain – Premnath is made to sing and dance.

Remembering Premnath today on his birth anniversary, he would have been 92. He was already the cute roly-poly fisherman – Braganza (‘Bobby’, 1973)- when I first became aware of the actor. And through the 70s he was Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh (‘Johnny Mera Naam’, 1970) Khan Badshah (‘Shor’, 1972), Dharmdas ‘Dharmatma‘ (‘Dharmatma’, 1975), IG Khanna (‘Kalicharan’, 1976), Sir Juda (‘Karz’, 1980) etc. I don’t remember having seen any of his movies where he had played a hero. I remember my father was a fan of the songs pictured on him in Raj Kapoor’s ‘Barsaat’ (1949) – “Patli Kamar Hai Tirchhi Nazar Hai“; “Main Gareebon Ka Dil Hoon Watan Ki Zabaan” from ‘Aab-e-Hayaat’ (1955) and “Main Raahi Bhatakne Waala Hoon” from ‘Baadal’ (1951). I recently discovered Vodafone Play – an app offered by Vodafone – which has a section dedicated to old movies, and I discovered ‘Saaqi’ (1952) – an interesting Arabian Nights type fantasy film where he co-starred with Madhubala.

Today’s song has Premnath sharing screen space with Randhir Kapoor (his nephew – ‘bhaanja’, in real life) and Neetu Singh, and shaking a leg outside the Kathmandu temple. I think this was a popular song in the past. Amit Kumar is the playback for Premnath.

Song – Rangon Ki Chhaaon Dhoop Mein (Dhongee) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

ho o oooo
ooo ooo
ooo ooo

mmmm. . .
usey jaan lo
pehechaan lo

rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
wo aaya hai naye roop mein
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
wo aaya hai naye roop mein
wo hai. . . ek behroopiya
usey jaan lo
pehechaan lo
usey jaan lo oo
pehechaan lo
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
woh aaya hai naye roop mein
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
wo aaya hai naye roop mein
wo hai. . . ek behroopiya
usey jaan lo
pehechaan lo
usey jaan lo oo
pehechaan lo

jaise koi dulha baandhe sehra
us ke chehre pe hai naqli chehra
hooo ooo
jaise koi dulha baandhe sehra
us ke chehre pe hai naqli chehra
aaaa aaaaa
ab is mein kya raaz hai
poora dhokhebaaz hai
usey jaan lo pehechaan lo
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
wo aaya hai naye roop mein
wo hai. . . ek behroopiya
usey jaan lo
pehechaan lo
usey jaan lo oo
pehechaan lo

suljha di aankhon ne dil uljhan
haan haan yahi to hai hum sab ka dushman
he he
suljha di aankhon ne dil uljhan
haan haan yahi toh hai hum sab ka dushman
ooo oooooo
ooo ooo
ooo ooo
ooo ooo
iski sab kahaaniyan
iski hai nishaaniyan
usey jaan lo pehechaan lo
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
wo aaya hai naye roop mein
wo hai. . . ek behroopiya
usey jaan lo
pehechaan lo
usey jaan lo oo
pehechaan lo

tum dhongee ho to hum bhi kuchh kam nahin
tum ne jaal bichhaaya hai to gham nahin
he he
tum dhongee ho to hum bhi kuchh kam nahin
tum ne jaal bichhaaya hai to gham nahin
in baaton mein dam nahin
darne waale hum nahi
hamen jaan lo pehechan lo
rangon ki chhaon dhoop mein
main aaya hoon naye roop mein
arey
main hoon. . . ek behroopiya
hamen jaan lo
pehechaan lo
hamen jaan lo
pehechaan lo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ ओssss
ओsss ओsss
ओsss ओsss

मम्ममम॰ ॰ ॰
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो

रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
वो॰ ॰ ॰ है एक बहरूपिया
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो
रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
वो॰ ॰ ॰ है एक बहरूपिया
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो

जैसे कोई दूल्हा बांधे सेहरा
उसके चेहरे पे है नक़ली चेहरा’
हो ओ
जैसे कोई दूल्हा बांधे सेहरा
उसके चेहरे पे है नक़ली चेहरा’
आsss आsss
अब इस में क्या राज़ है
पूरा धोखेबाज़ है
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो
रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
वो॰ ॰ ॰ है एक बहरूपिया
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो

सुलझा दी आँखों ने दिल की उलझन
हाँ हाँ यही तो है हम सबका दुश्मन
हे हे
सुलझा दी आँखों ने दिल की उलझन
हाँ हाँ यही तो है हम सबका दुश्मन
ओsss ओsssss
ओsss ओsss
ओsss ओsss
ओsss ओsss
इसकी सब कहानियाँ
इसकी हैं निशानियाँ
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो
रगों की छाँव धूप में
वो आया है नए रूप में
वो॰ ॰ ॰ है एक बहरूपिया
उसे जान लो
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो
उसे जान लो॰॰ओ
पहचान लो

तुम ढ़ोंगी हो तो हम भी कुछ कम नहीं
तुमने जाल बिछाया है तो ग़म नहीं
हे हे
तुम ढ़ोंगी हो तो हम भी कुछ कम नहीं
तुमने जाल बिछाया है तो ग़म नहीं
इन बातों में दम नहीं
डरने वाले हम नहीं
हमें जान लो
पहचान लो
रगों की छाँव धूप में
मैं आया हूँ नए रूप में
मैं॰ ॰ ॰ हूँ एक बहरूपिया
मुझे जान लो
पहचान लो
मुझे जान लो
पहचान लो


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

Blog Day : 3773 Post No. : 14751

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 29
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‘र’ – रात अंधेरी, गई गई गई ॰ ॰ ॰

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वो जब याद आए, बहुत याद आए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Your own words are so prophetic. The memories of your songs, when they descend upon the mind – it is a deluge that covers the mind.

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Another day, another letter of the alphabet, and another fabulous duet – Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle.

This song is from the 1960 film ‘Rangeela Raja’. This is a stunt film which was produced under the banner of Diamond Jubilee Films, and was produced and directed by Ismail. The cast of actors in this film is listed as Kumkum, Mahipal, Shashikala, Meenu Mumtaz, Bhagwan, Dhanraj, Jayant, Kammo, Uma Dutt, Chand Burque, Satish, Kesari, Zippy, and Pintu.

Geet Kosh lists eight songs of this film. One song is already showcased here, this is the second song of this film to come on board. All the songs have been penned by Asad Bhopali, and the music director is Pt Shivram. This song sounds like a group dance song which is celebrating some kind of success, emphasized by the opening lines of the song,

raat andheri,    gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani,   bhai bhai bhai bhai

Another wonderful memory from the radio listening days. A zippy pace that picks up speed as the song comes to a close. And a quick mixture of singing voices and the chorus. Delectable creation. 🙂

Song – Raat Andheri Gayi Gayi Gayi  (Rangeela Raja) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Pt Shivram
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi
Chorus

Lyrics 

raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani bhai bhai bhai bhai
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

duniya ka rang badalta hai
koi khush hai koi jalta hai
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
jalta hai koi to jalne de
tu apni gaadi chalne de
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
ye hai dhang purana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
hoy raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

aa pyaar karen ji khul kar ke
kyon nain milaayen darr darr ke
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
darne ka zamaana beet gaya
koi har gaya koi jeet gaya
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
chhodo darna daraana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
haa haa haa


raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
(aaa haaa haaa haaaa)
bhor suhani bhai bhai bhai bhai
(oho ho ho hooo)
chhedo khushi ka taraana
(aaha haa haa)
aaya apna zamaana
(aaaa aaaa aaaa)
aaya pana zamaana ji

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

दुनिया का रंग बदलता है
कोई खुश है कोई जलता है
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
जलता है कोई तो जलने दे
तू अपनी गाड़ी चलने दे
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
ये है ढंग पुराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
होय रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

आ प्यार करें जी खुल कर के
क्यों नैन मिलाएँ डर डर के
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
डरने का ज़माना बीत गया
कोई हार गया कोई जीत गया
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
छोड़ो डरना डराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
हा हा हा

रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
(आ हा हा)
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
(ओ हो हो हो)
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
(आ हा हा)
आया अपना ज़माना
(आ आ आ आ)
आया अपना ज़माना जी


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

Blog Day :

3756 Post No. : 14723 Movie Count :

4023

Missing Films of 1960s – 83
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A delectable discovery, this wonderful duet of Asha ji and Usha ji. And one more film of the 1960s gets added to our blog today.

‘Tarzan 303’ – I was not even aware of this film before I started working on this series. And even now, no information is available, except what is there in the Geet Kosh. Indian film producers have a set fascination for the theme of Tarzan. From 1931 to 1980, no less than 15 films have been produced which contain ‘Tarzan’ in their title. And there probably are some more after 1980 also.

The film being introduced today is a production from the banner of Bhanu Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. There are four songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music composition is by Harish Dhawan. No information about this music director is forthcoming. As per Geet Kosh, this seems to be the only film for which he has composed the music. I do not know if he is in any way connected with Prem Dhawan. I would request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this unknown music director, as well as about this film.

The cast of actors is listed as Master Chandgiram, Shabnam, K N Singh, Tiwari, Azad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Bhupendra, Lata Arora, Ravi Singh, Dilip Dutt, Rani Malini, Rajni, Uttam Kumar, V K Verma, Hameed, Khalid, Ramlal Pehalwan, Sato Pehalwan, Rambabu Pehalwan, R Chandra, Ridku, Rizvi, Ramchandra, and Shakeela Bano Bhopali. Quite a standard fare, as expected for a stunt film in the 1960s. Master Chandgi Ram is the name that stands out as a new name. I have presented his brief biosketch in my earlier post from this series itself, when I presented the song “Neele Ambar Se Tumhaare Liye Aayi” of the film ‘Veer Gatotkach’ (1970). Apparently he has appeared only in three films on record, the third one being ‘Maha Shivratri’ from 1972.

The song presented today is a delightful duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. Quite a quick paced rendition for what seems to be a twin dance song on the screen. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Haaye Haaye Tera Jawaab Kahaan  (Tarzan 303) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Harish Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
baithe rehte hain hum raat bhar
ye dil liye haathon mein
kabhi to dekho idhar
meri jaan bas ik nazar
chaahne waale tere hain hum dilruba
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
dekh le tujhko jo ek jhalak
nazar na hataate hain
jawaani chadhti rahe
khumaari badhti rahe
deten hain ye duaaen tujhe hum sada
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
बैठे रहते हैं हम रात भर
ये दिल लिए हाथों में
कभी तो देखो इधर
मेरी जान बस इक नज़र
चाहने वाले तेरे हैं हम दिलरुबा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
देख ले तुझको जो एक झलक
नज़र ना हटाते हैं
जवानी चढ़ती रहे
खुमारी बढ़ती रहे
देतें हैं ये दुआएं तुझे हम सदा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा


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

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Missing Films of 1960s – 82
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Our journey of missing 1960s films continues. Coming to the next film – this one is ‘Veer Amar Singh Rathaur’ from 1970.

This film is from the banner of Sudarshan Chitra, Bombay, and is directed by Radhakant. The cast of actors listed for this film are Dev Kumar, Kumkum, Zeb Rehman, Tiwari, Jeevan, Kamal Kapoor, Johnny Whisky, and Jeevankala amongst others.

A film by this title was also made in 1957 – a slight variation in name – it was titled ‘Amar Singh Rathaur’. The earlier film had Jairaj and Nirupa Roy in lead roles. And it had 12 songs written by Bharat Vyas and composed by Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay. The 1970 reprisal has Dev Kumar and Kum Kum in lead roles. And this version has 14 songs all written and composed by Prem Dhawan.

There is possibly another film by this name, released later than 1980, but I am not very certain.

Prem Dhawan, who is known much better as a songwriter, has also worked as a music director for about 15 to 18 films during is career, about 5 of which are Punjabi films. He has mostly worked as a composer for films for which he also has written the songs. In one film, he has composed songs written by Kavi Pradeep (for ‘Kisaan Aur Bhagwa’, 1974) and for one more film, he has composed songs written by Ali Sardar Jafri (for ‘Naxalites’, 1980).

Only the audio of this song is available, but from listening to it, one can surmise that this song is a twin dance song. The singing voices in this all female duet are of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. I request other readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about this song, and the film.

A very peppy dance song, that talks about the ill effects of falling in love, and also of the sweet emotions. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Akhiyan Mila Ke Akhiyan  (Veer Amar Singh Rathaur) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

ho akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
ho main to baaz aai
ho main to pachhtaai
ke jaagun ab saari saari ratiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

jab se dekha hai dharti ka chaand
tab se dekha na chanda gagan ka
udd gai ab to aankhon ki neend
hosh kis ko hai ab tan badan ka
ke dagar bhool chali
haaye
ke nagar bhool chali

haaye
bhooli jaati hain bachpan ki sakhiyaan

haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

haaye ye meethi meethi jalan
pyaar kehta hai jis ko zamaana
ab to jitna tadapta hai dil
dard lagta hai utna suhaana
unhin ki baat sochun
haaye
yahi din raat sochun

haaye
kaise un se kahun dil ki batiyaan

haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

koi leta hai jab unka naam
mann hi mann jhoom leti hoon main to
jaane kyon dekh ke aainaa
apna munh choom leti hoon main to
ke khud hi likhti rahoon
haaye
ke khud hi padhti rahoon
oy
jaane kitni hi pyaar bhari patiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

o main to baaz aai
o main to pachhtaai
ke jaagun ab saari saari ratiyaan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan
haaye re akhiyaan mila ke akhiyan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हो मैं तो बाज़ आई
हो मैं तो पछताई
के जागूँ अब सारी सारी रतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

जब से देखा है धरती का चाँद
तब से देखा ना चंदा गगन का
उड़ गई अब तो आँखों की नींद
होश किसको है तन बदन का
के डगर भूल चली
हाए
के नगर भूल चली
हाए
भूली जाती हूँ बचपन की सखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

हाए ये मीठी मीठी जलन
प्यार कहता है जिसको ज़माना
अब तो जितना तड़पता है दिल
दर्द लगता है उतना सुहाना
उन्हीं की बात सोचूँ
हाए
यही दिन रात सोचूँ
हाए
कैसे उनसे कहूँ दिल की बतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

कोई लेता है जब उनका नाम
मन ही मन झूम लेती हूँ मैं तो
जाने क्यों देख के आईना
अपना मुंह चूम लेती हूँ मैं तो
के खुद ही लिखती रहूँ
हाए
के खुद ही पढ़ती रहूँ
ओय
जाने कितनी ही प्यार भरी पतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ

ओ मैं तो बाज़ आई
ओ मैं तो पछताई
के जागूँ अब सारी सारी रतियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ
हाए रे अखियाँ मिला के अखियाँ


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