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Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Posts Tagged ‘Asha Bhosle


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.

This post is the 13600th post, 600th song of Sahir Ludhianvi and 1100th post of Sudhir Jee in the blog.

One more song that I can’t believe has not yet been included in the annals of our blog. Such a melodious, lilting and fast paced lovable song. It used to be aired on the radio quite regularly, and was one of the listening favorites. The vintage is 1964, and so quite well still retained in the memory. As I started to search for a Sahir song for this post today, I was not quite satisfied with some of the ones that showed up as possible candidates. You see, as we progress and post more songs, and the artist counts starts to close in to their total no. of songs, then in all likelihood, the better ones, the favorite ones are mostly accounted for on the blog. So if one is looking for a favorite song as a representative work of an artist, it becomes quite an effort to locate one.

Ah yes, all this is being said because I have been trying to locate a good, attractive favorite song penned by Sahir Sb, for this celebration post today. So yes, this post is celebrating two major milestones. We arrive at the 13,600th station in this musical journey. In the same stroke, we are also celebrating a score of 600 songs posted, that have come from the pen of Sahir Ludhianvi. Congratulations to one and all members of this musical bandwagon, and all readers and friends on this blog. The going has been somewhat slow during the recent few weeks, but we continue to trek along these musical paths. The going is still strong – we still just at 35 to 40% of the known songs, considering the period from 1931 to 1980 (as covered in the first five volumes of the HFGK).

However, the same cannot be said of the artists. As we continue to progress and as we start getting near to the total number of songs of an artist, it then becomes somewhat of an effort, to search out a suitable, likeable song from the remaining lot. I have been working through the lists of remaining songs of Sahir Sb much of the early part of today. I picked out a few candidate songs, from across the years his career spans. With an excellent poet like him, I notice that majority, and I mean majority, of the songs written by him are accounted for. I run through the Geet Kosh, and the film name will tell me, not even try looking into the list, because this film is most certainly already ‘Yippeee’d’. Oh yes, I do pick up some, as I said earlier, but reaching 1964, checking out this film ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’, I was surprised that this film is not yet part of the Yippeee list on the blog. Scanning the list of songs, it is almost goose bumps running down my back, as I see this song listed. Quick check on the blog and I find this song is not yet present on the blog. I have made this faux pas a few times in the past, so I quickly send an email to Atul ji, to get a confirmation. I start to prepare the post in anticipation, as I wait for his response. The confirmation email from him a little while later is quite a relief, as you may understand. 🙂

The story of Sahir is a journey in bittersweet loneliness. His own life, his experiences and his personal emotions are quite reflected in the songs and his poetry. A romantic at heart, he was once expelled from his college (in Lahore) by the principal, who saw him sitting in the college lawns with a lady student. That same college today has an auditorium named after him. A childhood that begins with bitter family experiences – a strict and abusive father, and a mother who left the household on that account. He was close to his mother, who ensured that his education continued, even though she was not part of the family, strictly speaking. His poetry budded and took shape within him, and he published his first collection while still at college. The collection is titled ‘Talkhiyaan’ (तल्खियाँ). Literally, it means ‘bitternesses’. . .

The saga of the mutual love and attraction between Sahir and Amrita Pritam, the famous Punjabi poetess and author, is well known. It is not really clear what kept them apart. Was it that Amrita was already a married woman when they met? Was is familial or community apprehensions? We would not know. Theirs was an association of silence, and that is how it has remained – a mystery in silence. At one place, Amrita has written –

“our meetings and being together, were passages of silence. . . for me, it seemed as if the loneliness and silences of my soul took a human shape and came to sit besides me. . . he would be smoking all the time, and when he left, what remained behind was an ashtray full of half smoked cigarettes. . . I would keep them as treasures, and once in a while, would smoke them. . . holding that cigarette in my hand was like him holding my hand. . .”

There is one reference one finds to this personal affair. It is said that Sahir once said to his mother that the only one that could have been her ’bahu’ was Amrita.

Cigarettes and drink became his life, and he passed away quite early – just 57. Lines from two songs simply sum up his passage from the world of living. One – “Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya”; I refer to the line “Har Fikr Ko Dhuen Mein Udaata Chala Gaya”. And the second – “Mehfil Se Utth Jaane Waalo”; I refer to the line “Mere Saathi. . . Mere Saathi. . . Mere Saathi Khaali Jaam”. A romantic – lived as one, passed away as one.

Today’s song is a wonderful duet between Lata ji and Asha ji. ‘Dooj’ is the second day in the waxing cycle of the moon. It is on this day that the first crescent of the moon really becomes visible. This view of the moon is considered to be the most auspicious. The Muslims celebrate their Id when this crescent moon is sighted. And in scriptures and books of Hinduism, this sighting finds many mentions, as an auspicious occasion. There is couplet (author unknown) which goes like,

avasar kaudi  jo chuke,  bahuri  diye ka  lakh
duij na chanda dekhiye, udai kaha bhari pakh

That a timely helping hand of just one ‘kaudi’ is worth much more than lakhs given when not needed; so is the sighting of the moon on ‘dooj’; seeing it that day is worth seeing it in all its phases for the rest of the fortnight.

The crescent moon and the star – which is an occasional sighting of the moon and the planet Venus in conjunction, has been considered as the most beautiful sights. It is the conjunction of the mind (मन) and beauty – moon represents the मन and the Venus represents beauty. Poets and authors have written that this sight is more beautiful than ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’, which is the full moon.

Enjoy this lovely song. It depicts the age old tradition of unmarried girls praying to and paying their respects to this sighting of the moon, asking for the blessing of a beautiful loving husband. On screen, the song is performed as a group dance. B Saroja Devi is the lead dancer, accompanied by Madhumati and other ladies. They are teasing Saroja Devi to pray to the moon, and she is responding by saying that the one who may love her should come seeking her. And her friends respond by saying that her ‘bindiya’ and her ‘paayal’ are giving a different message. A lovely tete-a-tete.

Music is vintage Roshan, what a lovely and endearing melody this one is.

Song – Sajan Salona Maang Lo Ji Koi  (Dooj Ka Chaand) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

o ooo oo oo
ooo ooo ooooo
ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

sajan salona maang lo ji koi
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

mohe meethi naahi laage aisi baat
sakhi chhedo na
mohe meethi naahi laage aisi baat
sakhi chhedo na
naina chaahe kisi chhaliye ka saath
sakhi chhedo na
aa ha
tu na chaahe kisi mitwa ka saath ri sakhi
ke tori chham chham karti paayal chaahe
koi matwaara rasiya
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

jaa ko bhaaun wo hi maange mera haath
main to maangun na
jaa ko bhaaun wo hi maange mera haath
main to maangun na
badi aai hai ye dooj ki raat
main to maangun na
haaye
tu na maange kachhu aaj ki raat
ri sakhi
ke tori cham cham karti bindiya maange
koi matwaara rasiya
suno to gori
ui maa
kaahe ki chori
ui maa
sajan salona maang lo ji koi
nikla hai dooj ka chaand sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj sakhi ri
aaj na kariyo laaj

la la la la laa
la la la la laa
laaa aaaa la la laa
oo ooo ooo
hmmm hmmm hmmm
hmmm hmmm hmmm
hooo ooo ooo ooo
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओss ओs ओs
ओss ओss ओsssss
ओss ओss ओss ओss ओss ओss

सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

मोहे मीठी नाही लागे ऐसी बात
सखी छेड़ो ना
मोहे मीठी नाही लागे ऐसी बात
सखी छेड़ो ना
नैना चाहें किसी छलिए का साथ
सखी छेड़ो ना
आ हा
तू ना चाहे किसी मितवा का साथ री सखी
के तोरी छम छम करती पायल चाहे कोई मतवारा रसिया
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

जा को भाऊँ वो ही मांगे मेरा हाथ
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
जा को भाऊँ वो ही मांगे मेरा हाथ
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
बड़ी आई है ये दूज की रात
मैं तो माँगूँ ना
हाए
तू ना मांगे कछु आज की रात री सखी
के तोरी चम चम करती बिंदिया मांगे कोई मतवारा रसिया
सुनो तो गोरी
ऊई माँ
काहे की चोरी
ऊई माँ
सजन सलोना मांग लो जी कोई
निकला है दूज का चाँद सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज सखी री
आज ना करियो लाज

ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ला
ला आ ल ल ला
ओ ओ ओ
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म
हो ओ ओ ओ

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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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.

I am not going to get into her life history in this post, I will just say I am super excited that I am going to be seeing her in person, live in the show which goes by the name Rendezvous with Asha Bhonsle, which I assume will be as exhilarating an experience as the Rendezvous with Hema Malini has been last year. The minute I got the invite for this I had posted it on our WhatsApp group to find out if any Atulite will be interested and we could have gone as a gang. Our dear Rajaji said that much as he would like to be therehe cannot make it. But I am glad that I will have Gajendraji and his wife as company. By the time we had decided on the number of tickets to be purchased the stock of tickets with the organisers were exhausted but Gajendraji was an angel to book the tickets.

So, coming back to the song which I had in mind for the occasion is from a music album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (the only non-film cassette in my collection) which came out when the non-film music industry was booming with albums of people like Hariharan with Leslie Lewis as ‘Colonial Cousins’, Alisha Chinai, Suneeta Rao etc. This was the period when MTV and Channel V exploded on television in the name of satellite television. Songs of this genre were called Indie pop. The album had eight songs all written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Leslie Lewis was the music director.  Asha Bhonsle was in her sixties and Majrooh in late seventies but the songs were everything that a young at heart could ask for. It had love songs in all the moods that accompany the emotion- roothna-manana; ikraar- inkaar aur takraar; etc.

For people who are not introduced to Leslie Lewis he is the son of prolific film choreographer Devaraj Peter Lewis – going by the name PL Raj in Bollywood. Leslie used to play guitar at the Café Royal, Oberoi Towers Mumbai and recorded with Kalyanji Anandji, Laximkant Pyarelal, RD Burman and Louis Banks. Starting with 1987, he composed advertising jingles and was nominated for awards from the Indian Academy of Advertising Film Art (IAAFA). In 1989 received an award for his work. He went on to make some famous jingles such as “Doodh-Doodh-Doodh (Piyo full glass)”, “Mango Fruity fresh and juicy”, “Thums Up taste the thunder”, “Santoor Santoor”, etc.

Video (2 Stanzas)

Audio (3 stanzas)

Song – Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni (Asha Bhosle – NFS) (1997) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Leslie Lewis

 

Lyrics

raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahin
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahin
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
ho is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo

sanam tumko jis din se dekha hum ne
deewaana dil kaboo mein nahin
bada pyaara ye bhi itefaaq dekho
tum hi mil jaate ho har kahin
tum hi mil jaate ho har kahin pyaare
aage khud hi jaan lo
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahi
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
ho is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo

agar tum bhi wo chaaho jo main chaahun
to gul khil jaaye iqraar ka
dilon ko milne de kuchh na bolen hum
mazaa aaye phir to pyaar ka
mazaa aaye phir to pyaar ka jaani
aage khud hi jaan lo
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahi
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo
ho is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
jaanam samjha karo

thehro padi hai raat yeh saari
kaahe ki jaldi jaane mann
daale hue yeh reshmi bahen
yun hi lipte raho tum gulbadan
taqdeer se yeh mil gaya mauqa
aage khud hi jaan lo
aur kya kahen
janam samjha karo
raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahi
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
janam samjha karo

raat shabnami
bheegi chandani
teesra koi
door tak nahi
is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
janam samjha karo
ho is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
janam samjha karo
ho is ke aage hum
aur kya kahen
janam samjha karo
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
हो इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो

सनम तुमको जिस दिन से देखा हमने
दीवाना दिल काबू में नहीं
बड़ा प्यारा ये भी इत्तेफाक़ देखो
तुम ही मिल जाते हो हर कहीं
तुम ही मिल जाते हो हर कहीं प्यारे
आगे खुद ही जान लो
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
हो इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो

अगर तुम भी वो चाहो जो मैं चाहूँ
तो गुल खिल जाये इक़रार का
दिलों को मिलने दें कुछ ना बोलें हम
मज़ा आए फिर तो प्यार का
मज़ा आए फिर तो प्यार का जानी
आगे खुद ही जान लो
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
हो इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो

ठहरो पड़ी है ये रात सारी
काहे की जल्दी जाने मन
डाले हुये ये रेशमी बाहें
यूं ही लिपटे रहो तुम गुलबदन
तक़दीर से ये मिल गया मौका
आगे खुद ही जान लो
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो

रात शबनमी
भीगी चाँदनी
तीसरा कोई
दूर तक नहीं
इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
हो इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो
हो इस के आगे हम
और क्या कहें
जानम समझा करो


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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

September 2, 2017. The lady who made the fringe-cut hair style popular would have been 76. Yes, I am talking of Sadhana and that hair style called “sadhana cut”. I am sure every girl of the 1960s and 70s would have sported the style at least once in her lifetime. Apparently this look was inspired from the British actress Audrey Hepburn (some more on this later).

Sadhana was born in a Sindhi family in Karachi (now in Pakistan). Her father was the elder brother of Hari Shivadasani; that makes Babita her first cousin and Karisma and Kareena her nieces. Post partition they settled in Mumbai where she had her schooling. She was in Bombay’s Jai Hind college when she was approached by some producer who had seen her on a college stage-play. This led to her debut in movies through the Sindhi film ‘Abaana’.

Sashadhar Mukherjee took her on to co-star his debutant son Joy Mukherjee after seeing her in an ad of the Sindhi movie. RK Nayyar, till then an assistant director, was the director of the film. It was RK Nayyar (later her husband) who worked on her look and gave her the Audrey Hepburn fringe and thus ‘Love in Simla’ became the launch vehicle for Joy Mukherjee, Sadhana and Sadhana-cut. In this film she had a tomboyish character that blooms into a beautiful lady; something akin to the ugly-duckling changing into a swan. Post the debut there were a spate of movies showcasing her talent as the simple village girl “Parakh”; or simple middle-class girl “Asli Naqli”; or the simple rich girl “Hum Dono”. That doesn’t mean she always played the simple girl, alongside these movies she also starred in Raj Khosla’s trilogy of suspense films. I don’t tire of seeing “Mera Saaya” specially the courtroom scenes and her naughty expression as the street dancer in “Jhumka Gira Re”; but then she was unforgettable in all the songs of that movie and throughout the entire movie.

If I sit to draw up a list of my favourite Sadhana songs “Lag Ja Galey Ke Phir Ye Haseen Raat Ho Na Ho”and “Naina Barse” – both from ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), will top the list which will include “Jhumka Gira Re”, “Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalega Mera Saaya Saath Hoga” – both from ‘Mera Saaya (1966), “Tera Mera Pyar Amar” (‘Asli Naqli’, 1962) “Main To Tum Sang Nain Mila Ke” (‘Manmauji’, 1962), “Chehere Pe Khushi Chha Jaati Hai” (‘Waqt’, 1965), “Geet Tere Saaz Ka Teri Hi Awaaz Hoon” (‘Inteqaam’, 1969), and more. And the song from ‘Hum Dono’ (1962)  “Abhi Na Jaao Chhod Kar” will try to push “Lag Ja Galey Ke Phir Ye. . .” from the top of the list (depending on my mood 😊). Of course, she was a big actress much before I began to see movies with a conscious mind. Whatever I have seen is all thanks to the weekend movies shown on Doordarshan in the late 70s and 80s. But the songs, which have been playing over and over again on the radio waves made me her fan. I remember seeing her as an avenging angel in ‘Inteqaam’ (1969), scaring Manoj Kumar in ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), as also the typical eye candy act in movies like ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayi’ (1971), ‘Raajkumar’ (1964), ‘Aarzoo’ (1965) etc. (all thanks to DD).

She made a comeback to movies, briefly, after her illness starred in ‘Ek Phool Do Maali’ (1969), ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ (1972), etc.and also produced a few movies like ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ (1974) and ‘Pati Parmeshwar’ (1989) starring Dimple Kapadia.

‘Geeta Mera Naam’ was a 1974 movie produced by RK Nayyar. Sadhana was the star and the director of the film. The film also starred Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Helen and Rajendranath. The film’s music is by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

This is the synopsis that Wikipedia gives

The film tells the story of four children who are separated at a fair and unknowingly reunite years later when Geeta (Sadhana) meets Nita (also Sadhana) in prison. Nita has been wrongly accused of murder. Geeta is then caught up in a scheme to find the true killer which leads her to her brother Johnny’s (Sunil Dutt) gang.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle with both Helen and Sadhana lip syncing to her. It looks like a pre-climax song where Feroz Khan is desperately trying to save Sadhana (I am guessing this).
[Ed Note: Prakash ji has identified the male dancer accompanying Helen in this video clip as Oscar Unger.]

Let us enjoy and think what it would have been like if Sadhana had not taken sanyaas from movies – would she have gone the way her contemporaries Asha Parekh, Mala Sinha etc. did- meaning doing mother and bhabhi roles or would she have turned full time producer etc. Oh we can let our imagination run wild and speculate.

 

Song – Mujhe Maar Daalo Main Mar Jaaungi (Geeta Mera Naam) (1974) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

 

Lyrics

haan mujhe mar daalo
main mar jaoongi
marte marte ye saabit kar jaoongi
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
mujhe mar daalo
main mar jaoongi
marte marte ye saabit kar jaoongi
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
haan

toofano se mujhe aata hai khelna
mere liye khel hai zulmon ka jhelna
haan haan haan haan haan
haan haan haan haan haan
toofano se mujhe aata hai khelna
mere liye khel hai zulmon ka jhelna
zulmo pe zulm karo
zulm sahoongi
phir bhi kahoongi
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi

aaa aaa aa aaa aa
aaa aaa aa aaa aa
aaa aaa aa aaa aa
aaaa

nikhra hua hai kaisa
aaj rang sham ka
aise me kyon na aye
mazaa inteqaam ka
haan haan haan haan haan
haan haan haan haan haan
nikhra hua hai kaisa
aaj rang sham ka
aise me kyon na aye
mazaa inteqaam ka
gore badan se jo khoon bahega
beh ke kahega
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi

jitna sitam karo
utna hi kam hai
jeene ki khushi hai
na marne ka gum hai
haan haan haan haan haan
haan haan haan haan haan
jitna sitam karo
utna hi kam hai
jeene ki khushi hai
na marne ka gum hai
qaatil zubaan se jo chup rahega
lahu to kahega
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi

mujhe mar daalo
main mar jaoongi
marte marte ye saabit kar jaoongi
ke zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
zindagi bhi maut hai
maut bhi hai zindagi
haan
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाँ मुझे मार डालो
मैं मर जाऊँगी
मरते मरते ये साबित कर जाऊँगी
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
मुझे मार डालो
मैं मर जाऊँगी
मरते मरते ये साबित कर जाऊँगी
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
हाँ

तूफानों से मुझे आता है खेलना
मेरे लियूए खेल है ज़ुल्मों को झेलना
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
तूफानों से मुझे आता है खेलना
मेरे लिए खेल है ज़ुल्मों को झेलना
ज़ुल्मो पे ज़ुल्म करो
ज़ुल्म सहूँगी
फिर भी कहूँगी
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आss

निखरा हुआ है कैसा
आज रंग शाम का
ऐसे में क्यों ना आए
मज़ा इंतकाम का
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
निखरा हुआ है कैसा
आज रंग शाम का
ऐसे में क्यों ना आए
मज़ा इंतकाम का
गोरे बदन से जो खून बहेगा
बह के कहेगा
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी

जितना सितम करो
उतना ही कम है
जीने कि खुशी है
ना मरने के ग़म है
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ हाँ
जितना सितम करो
उतना ही कम है
जीने कि खुशी है
ना मरने के ग़म है
क़ातिल जुबां से जो चुप रहेगा
लहू तो कहेगा
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी

मुझे मार डालो
मैं मर जाऊँगी
मरते मरते ये साबित कर जाऊँगी
के ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
ज़िंदगी भी मौत है
मौत भी है ज़िंदगी
हाँ


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s Shiv Bhajan is for the 4th Shraavan Monday – as celebrated in south, west and some eastern states of India. This bhajan is from film ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), made by Chandrakala Pictures and is produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The lead actors were Anjali Devi (from south) and Bharat Bhushan. In the cast of this film, you will find a name Rajkumar. Most ‘knowledgeable’ sites and writers treat this actor same as the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. However, this is not correct. This Rajkumar is different.
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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 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.

Saga Of Sleepless Nights -1
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oo oo. . neend na mujh ko aaye,
dil mera ghabraaye
chup ke chup ke, koyi aa ke,
soyaa pyaar jagaaye

कोई तो ऐसी उमर रही होगी, कोई तो ऐसा मुकाम आया होगा ज़िंदगी में, जब किन्हीं जज़्बातों के चलते, कुछ (या फिर कई) रातें आप ने जाग के गुज़ारो होंगीं।

There must have been an age, a time in life, a passage of emotional intensities, when you may have spend a few (or maybe many) sleepless nights – thinking, waiting, contemplating. Yes, they visit us all, the nights of the wide open eyes, when a cloudy sky is an irritating bore – for if the skies were clear, at least you would be able to start counting the stars.
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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 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.

Greetings to all on today’s festival of Rakshabandhan. I hope and pray that celebrations have been happily enjoyed in the household of all readers and friends.

As we have discussed in many posts earlier on this topic, Rakshabandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Saawan. In traditional terms, the timing of today’s celebrations got restricted due to two additional astrological events that coincided with the full moon celebration. As per the calculations of the ephemeris applicable to the Indian subcontinent, the full moon ‘tithi’ i.e. the ‘poornima’ started at 10:29 pm yesterday (6th Aug), and will be in effect till 11:41 pm tonight (7th Aug).
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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 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.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear atul-song-a-day blog
Happy  birthday to you

🙂

Yes, it’s that special day of the year again. It’s our blog’s happy happy birthday. It was born on 19th July 2008, so today it completes 9 years. And we, wherever we are in the world, are definitely not going to let the occasion go by without celebration.  Maybe we don’t have cakes and candles, but we have enough blog handles. 🙂 (Ok, admittedly, that was a terrible one!).
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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.

Hullo to all Atulwaasis

Let us have a fun song from the 1981, Shomu Mukherjee produced & directed “Fiffty Fiffty” (and this is how fifty is spelt in the title card) which was certified on 15/10/1981 and released on 13/11/1981. It starred Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim with Om Shivpuri (Bihari), Purnima (Mrs. Thakur), Amarnath (Thakur Vijendra Singh who is killed by Mr. Bihari before the titles), IndraniMukerjee (Mrs. Bihari who becomes dumb due to Mr. Bihari), Jairaj, Anita Guha, Nazir Hussain, Johny Whisky, CS Dubey, Jankidas, Jagdeep, Mushtaq Merchant, Kader Khan and Ranjeet. Dialogues were by Kader Khan. Anand Bakshi wrote the songs and Laxmikant-Pyarelal were the music directors.
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Missing Films of 1960s – 33
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Unbelievable – that this song is still waiting to be posted.

This gem of a song, a forgotten favorite from the radio listening days. Such a lovely and soulful song, a wondrous melody that enhances the poignancy of the emotions contained within the words. And the words – what an ocean of feelings has been captured and bundled, just within the three phrases of the first line itself,

dil liya. . .     gham diya. . .     kya kiya. . .
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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 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.

Have you ever wondered. . .

how a song gets constructed?

and why a song is termed as a tip of the iceberg?

You must now be thinking – this is a peculiar but a very interesting intro to the 134th century post on the blog. So yes, before getting into the discussion on the proposed topic, congratulations are in order. Welcome all to the 13 thousand 4 hundredth post on our blog. The musical bandwagon rolls on – toiling, pleasing, emotionally invigorating – it continues to move tirelessly. Because. . . because music – must be there. The world, this nature – all are moving to a rhythm, and a melody. Music is instilled in everything every entity we know, we touch, we think of. But come to think of it, we do not often think of this world that way i.e. music in everything, everyday of our lives. We are so consumed with the process of existence and living day to day, that we forget to stop and smell the flowers (or smell the coffee, if you are in America). And the music of life gets hidden behind the other sundries. Often we forget to think about it.
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