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Blog Day : 4153 Post No. : 15319

“Heeraa”(1973) was produced and directed by Sultan Ahmed for Sultan Ahmad Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Helen, Kanhaiyyalal, Anwar Hussain, Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, Mukri, Randhir, Tabassum, Tuntun, Mumtaz Begam, B.B. Bhalla, Polsan, Renuka, Keshav Rana, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jankidas, Master Raju, Pahalwan, Habib, Mac Mohan, Maqbool, Bam Lahiri, Abhimanyu Sharma, Master Rajoo etc in it, with friedly appearances by Faryal, Asha Potdar, Shyam Kumar and Satyendra Kappu.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

This song is a Bihar -Eastern UP kind of song where dancing girls were called to perform at important occasions such as weddings etc. In the picturisation, Asha Parekh is getting married and Helen is called upon to dance on the occasion.

Helen lip syncing in Lata’s voice (instead of Asha Bhonsle) and performing a mujra kind of dance (rather than cabarat). This was perhaps the idea of the moviemaker to cast Helen in a “different” kind of role. 🙂


Song-Der na karo piya pyaare (Heera)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa
shamma hai
gul bhi hai
bulbul bhi hai
parwaana bhi
raat ki raat ye sab kuchh hai
sahar kuchh bhi nahin
der na karo o
der na karo
piya pyaare
paas aate aate tumhaare
kahin door
kahin door
kahin door na main chali jaaun
der na karo o
piya der na karo
na karo

kaahe jodi
kaahe jodi nigodi piya maine tujhse najariya
dega taana
dega taana
dega taana zamana
hansegi ye saari nagariya
ab to hadd ho gayi intzaar ki
laaj rakh lo piya mere pyar ki
ab to hadd ho gayi intzaar ki
jali jaaun
pyaar ki aag mein
piya der na karo
piya pyaare
paas aate aate tumhaare
kahin doon na main chali jaaun
der na karo o
piya der na karo
na karo

dekhoon raahen
dekhoon raahen
nigaahen bichhaa ke main saari umariyaa a
par zamaana
par zamaana
par zamaana begaana
ye mohlat na dega sanwariya
waqt ko kisne roka
kahin de jaaye na dhokha
gair ka mujhe na kar de
maang mein aag na bhar de
aane waale abhi jo na aayega
dekh lena koi jaan se jaayega
aane waale abhi jo na aayega
chhali jaaun hathhon kismat se
main na chhali jaaun
piya der na karo
piya der na karo
na karo


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 4101 Post No. : 15250

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 48
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Today’s song is from the 1973 movie ‘Heeraa’ which made its debut on the blog on 10th Oct’2009.

Other movies represented on the blog on that day were as follows;
(Movies represented on the blog on 10.10.2009 (in descending order);

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Tujh sang preet lagaayi sajnaa ho raamaa Kaamchor-1982 All Songs covered in the blog
Apne pyaar ke sapne sach huye Barsaat Ki Ek Raat-1981 03 of 05 songs covered
Main tujhse milne aayi mandir jaane ke bahaane Heera-1973 03 of 05 songs covered
Arre yaar meri tum bhi ho ghazab Teen Deviyaan-1965 All Songs covered in the blog

Kashtiyaan sab ki kinaare pe pahunch jaati hain,
Naakuda jinka nahin,
Unka khuda hota hain”

Those lines played in the background with the ‘logo’ of Sultan Productions the home production of Producer and director Sultan Ahmed.

That also reminds us of the other production houses’ logos and some of them which played some famous lines and that was also one of the thrilling experiences of watching movies in the seventies.

‘Heera’ or ‘Heeraa-1973’ was directed by Sultan Ahmed and it was his home production.

It had Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Helen, Kanhaiyyalal, Anwar Hussain, Nazir Hussain, Sulochana, Mukri, Randhir, Tabassum, Tuntun, Mumtaz Begam, B.B. Bhalla, Polsan, Renuka, Keshav Rana, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jankidas, Master Raju, Pahalwan, Habib, Mac Mohan, Maqbool, Bam Lahiri, Abhimanyu Sharma, Master Rajoo and many others.
Faryal, Asha Potdar, Shyam Kumar, Satyendra Kappu make a friendly appearance in this movie.
The movie also introduced a sheep ‘Kaptaan’.

Story of this movie was written by K.B. Pathak. Dialogues were written by Wajahat Mirza. Wajahat Mirza also shared the screenplay writing K.B. Pathak and Sultan Ahmed. Editing of this movie was done by M.S. Shinde.

Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna and Mukri gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.10.1973.

HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) listed six songs on the movie page for this movie, it was however corrected in the addenda that the first song in the list, is actually only few lines of the first song in the movie ‘ek chhokariya beech bajariya’ , and thus reducing the total number of songs of this movie to five.

This song ‘ek chhokariya beech bajariya’ was presented on the blog by our Respected Arun ji and he also had mentioned in brief about this movie and its story. (Wherein only one correction is required that the villain Balwant (Shatrughan Sinha) is not arrested b the police in the end of this movie, but he gets killed during the encounter with Heera (Sunil Dutt) and the Police).

I have vague memories of watching this movie either with my Father or my Uncle. And I must be around five or six years old then. After that I have never watched this movie again.

But I always have the nostalgia with me for the song ‘main tujhse milne aayi mandir jaane ke bahaane’ from this movie. I remember this song was very popular then and was frequently played on loud speakers. (however, none of the songs from this movie made it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ of that year). Other than this song the nostalgia related with this movie that I always carried was ‘the daaku, the horses and the guns and the ‘khandahars’ 🙂

Other than the two songs mentioned above the other song which one can remember after listening to it is ‘Jai Ambe Jagdambe Maa Jai Ambe Jagdambe’ which was also heard, may be during ‘Durga Pooja’ festivals only.

And these three songs mentioned above are the three songs from this movie which have been posted in the blog so far.

One can find the today’s song also heard on radio in those days, but I think it was not much popular and forgotten easily thereafter. However this can remind us of the many this type of songs in other movies 😊

Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji, while two lyricists wrote the songs for this movie, Indeewar three songs and Anjaan two songs.

Today’s song is written by Anjaan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar. On screen it is performed by Asha Parekh.

Asha Parekh recently celebrated her 77th birth anniversary on this 2nd October. (She was born on 2nd October 1942). We belatedly wish her a very healthy and peaceful life ahead.

This song happens to be a song in the ‘villain’s den’ where Asha Parekh and her Father Kanhaiyyalal are hostages after Balwant (Shatrughan Sinha) has abducted them. And he forces Asha Devi (Asha Parekh) to dance in his den …

‘le baandh le ye ghunghroo… aur aisaa naach ke aaj saari sabhaa mein aag lag jaaye’

Naach …

And that is why this song …

Let us now enjoy this song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.


Song-Aaj naachoon aise ke aag lag jaaye (Heera)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

aaj naachoon aise ke aag lag jaaye
aaj naachoon aise ke aag lag jaaye
aag lage aisi ke bujhne naa paaye ae
bujhne naa paaye
aaj naachoon aise ke aag lag jaaye
aaj naachoon aise ke aag lag jaaye
aag lage aisi ke bujhne naa paaye ae
bujhne naa paaye

O deewaane tu sun
meri paayal ki dhun
iski jhankaar mein maut ka raag hai
ho koi sangedil
khaaq mein jaaye mil
aaj ghunghroo ke bolon mein wo aag hai
jaa re jaa aa
jaa re jaa
jaa re jaa aa
mujhe aise tu dekhen kyun
aankh jo milaaun to aag lag jaaye
aankh jo milaaun to aag lag jaaye ae
aag lage aisi ke bujhne naa paaye ae
bujhne naa paaye

kar naa ghaayal mujhe
rang degaa tujhe
har lahu ka jo katraa giregaa yahaan
zulm itnaa na kar
yoon naa hadd se guzar
tu agar hai zameen to koi aasmaan
jaa re jaa aa
jaa re jaa
jaa re jaa aa
dekho mujhko na chhoona yoon
haath naa lagaa tu
ke aag lag jaaye
haath naa lagaa tu
ke aag lag jaaye ae
aag lage aisi ke bujhne na paaye ae
bujhne na paaye …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज नाचूँ ऐसे के आग लग जाए
आज नाचूँ ऐसे के आग लग जाए
आग लगे ऐसी के बुझने ना पाए ए
बुझने ना पाए
आज नाचूँ ऐसे के आग लग जाए
आज नाचूँ ऐसे के आग लग जाए
आग लगे ऐसी के बुझने ना पाए ए
बुझने ना पाए

ओ दिवाने तू सुन
मेरी पायल की धुन
इसकी झंकार में मौत का राग है
हो कोई संगदिल
खाक में जाए मिल
आज घुंघरू के बोलों में वो आग है
जा रे जा आ
जा रे जा
जा रे जा आ
मुझे ऐसे तू देखें क्यूँ
आँख जो मिलाऊं तो आग लग जाए
आँख जो मिलाऊं तो आग लग जाए ए
आग लगे ऐसी के बुझने ना पाए ए
बुझने ना पाए

कर ना घायल मुझे
रंग देगा तुझे
हर लहू का जो कतरा गिरेगा यहाँ
ज़ुल्म इतना ना कर
यूं ना हद से गुज़र
तू अगर है ज़मीन तो कोई आसमान
जा रे जा आ
जा रे जा
जा रे जा आ
देखो मुझको ना छूना यूं
हाथ ना लगा तू के आग लग जाए
हाथ ना लगा तू के आग लग जाए ए
आग लगे ऐसी के बुझने ना पाए ए
बुझने ना पाए … … …


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3890 Post No. : 14923

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 16
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15 songs have been covered so far in the ‘ten-year challenge’ on the blog so far and this will be the 16th post in the series.

As we proceed in this journey, it is getting more and more interesting at least as far as I am concerned. I was not associated with the blog ten years ago, so my browsing through the blog for posts of those days give me an interesting singh on the way posts were appearing on the blog ten year ago. My first comment on the blog would appear on the blog on 15.09.2009.

This process of visiting or revisiting or re-revisiting brings back memories associated with those movies or songs that were covered those days. Some of these movies are those which I have watched when I was growing and some are when I was already a grown up (:) ) person, like from 1989 onwards.

Coming back to the movies of songs that were presented on 13.03.2009 we have the following list;

‘Naiyya-1979’
‘Zakhmee-1975’
‘Saajan-1969’
‘Chitchor-1976’
‘Parwaana-1971’
‘Haqeeqat-1964’
‘Bandhan-1940’
‘Dushman-1939’

All the movies except ‘Saajan-1969’ have achieved ‘all songs covered’ (Yippeeee:) ) status on the blog.

I remember to have watched ‘Saajan-1969’ either during mid-seventies or in late seventies. And since then two songs from this movie were always in my memory and nostalgic for me. Both of these songs viz. ‘resham ki dori’ and ‘saajan saajan pukaaroon galiyon mein’ have already been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a classical based song where Asha Parekh is performing on a stage. Watching this reminds me of many of her classical dance-based performances in other movies, and which I think were a regular feature in the movies she acted in given her prowess in classical dance.

When I initially checked the songs from ‘Saajan-1969’ I thought I had come across a longer version of this song (or maybe I am mistaken) , but finally at the time of drafting this article I could locateonly a shorter video link.
However, I looked for the audio of this song which has two stanzas, though only one stanza is there in the in movie available online. Knowledgeable readers are requested to throw more light on this. Or maybe, I guess, this song was edited in the movie.

‘Saajan-1969’ was produced and directed by Mohan Sehgal for ‘Delux Films, Bombay’. It had Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Om Prakash, Shabnam, Sulochana, Madan Puri, Jagirdar, Sapru, Raj Mehra, S.P. Sinha, Jankidas, Brahm Bharadwaj, Shammi, Lata Bose, Murad, Iftekhar, Ratan Gaurang, Mirajkar, Parasram, and Narmada Shankar.

This movie had total seven tracks including one music track and one multiple version song. All songs in this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
So far four songs (including one multiple version song) from this movie have been covered.

Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie being posted and that would leave us with only one song remaining to be posted from this movie to take it to the ‘Yippeeee land’ 🙂 (however this remaining song doesn’t seem to be available either on video or audio, we need to search and check or knowledgeable readers can advice and throw more light on this)

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song-Baansuri tihaari Nandlal (Saajan)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Ye paas tere bairan
Hoon door main sajaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa

Bansi ko tu honthhon se lagaaye
Bansi ko tu honthhon se lagaaye
Man tadpaaye
Mora jee tarsaaye
Kaahe ko maine tose neha lagaaye ae
Kaahe ko maine tose neha lagaaye
Ye jag maine chhoda
Bani main joganiya
Baansuri
Baansuri ee
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa

Kehne lage hain mohe birhan saare
Kehne lage hain mohe birhan saare
Ye do naina more birhaa ke maare
Baat nihaare teri saanj sakhaare ae
Baat nihaare teri saanj sakhaare
O raat bhar jaagoon main ban ke chandaniya
Baansuri
Baansuri ee
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Ye paas tere bairan
Hoon door main sajaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa
Mori sautaniyaa
Mori sautaniyaa
Baansuri tihaari Nandlal
Bani mori sautaniyaa

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
ये पास तेरे बैरन
हूँ दूर मैं सजनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया

बंसी को तू होंठों से लगाए
बंसी को तू होंठों से लगाए
मन तडपाये
मोरा जी तरसाए
काहे को मैंने तोसे नेहा लगाए ए
काहे को मैंने तोसे नेहा लगाए
ये जग मैंने छोड़ा
बनी मैं जोगनिया
बांसुरी
बांसुरी ई
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया

कहने लगे हैं मोहे बिरहन सारे
कहने लगे हैं मोहे बिरहन सारे
ये दो नैना मोरे बिरहा के मारे
बाट निहारे तेरी सांज सखारे ए
बाट निहारे तेरी सांज सखारे
ओ रात भर जागु मैं बन के चंदनिया
बांसुरी
बांसुरी ई
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
ये पास तेरे बैरन
हूँ दूर मैं सजनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया
मोरी सौतनिया
मोरी सौतनिया
बांसुरी तिहारी नन्दलाल
बनी मोरी सौतनिया


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Blog Day : 3541 Post No. : 14216

“Jawaan Mohabbat” (1971) was produced by Hardeep Chatrath and Krishan Kumar and directed by Bhappi Sonie for Roopanjali Production, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Dhumal, Shashikala, Sarika, Rajendra Nath, Raj Mehra, Madhavi, Daisy Irani, Sujata Bakshi, Krishan Dhawan, Madhumati, Ashwani Kumar, Kumud Tripathi etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Jawaan Mohabbat” (1971) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised as a “picnic” song on Asha Parekh and her sahelis. They are being watched from a distance by Shammi Kapoor and his trusted sidekick Rajendranath.

“Picnic” was made so popular by Hindi movies that it had become a fashionable pastime of people those days. I was a tiny school going kid those days and even we were taken on “picnic” by our school. 🙂 But I do not recall any “picnic” songs being sung on those occasions. We kids were more interested in playing and eating on those occasions. 🙂


Song-Nazar mein rang aur masti bhara toofaan le ke (Jawaan Mohabbat)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

nazar mein rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar mein rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar mein rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki

lalalalalalalalallala
lalalalalalalalallala

dhuaan dhuaan ye fizaayen humen bulaati hain
dhuaan dhuaan ye fizaayen humen bulaati hain
ye thhandi thhandi hawaayen hamen bulaati hain
ye thhandi thhandi hawaayen hamen bulaati hain
sabhi ko bha gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar me rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki

diya payaam humen mad bhare nazaaron ne
diya payaam humen mad bhare nazaaron ne
kiya salaam humen jhoomti bahaaron ne
kiya salaam humen jhoomti bahaaron ne
diye jala gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar me rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki

lalalalalalalalallala
lalalalalalalalallala

kisi ke vaaste dil bekaraar rehta hai
kisi ke vaaste dil bekaraar rehta hai
koi to aayega ye intzaar rehta hai
koi to aayega ye intzaar rehta hai
wafa si chha gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar me rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki
nazar me rang aur masti bhara toofaan leke
lo hum pe aa gayi ab khair ho jawaani ki


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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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 : 3492 Post No. : 14030

Hullo Atuldom

“Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki” was a 1978 movie produced and directed by Raj Khosla. it was given certificate on 14th July 1978 and released on 4th August 1978. It starred Nutan, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Vijay Anand, Deb Mukherji, Neeta Mehta and introduced Geeta Behl to Bollywood. The movie was based on the Marathi novel “Ashi Tujhi Preet” by Chandrakant Kakodkar. The songs were written by Anand Bakshi and tuned by Laxmikant- Pyarelal.

The story was of an aristocrat (Vijay Anand) who falls in love with a dancer (Asha Parekh) whom he has rescued but he can’t marry as his mother has lined up a girl- Nutan (Sanjukta) from a family of equal social standing which he obeys on being forced by the dancer. He has a child from each of them but the dancer dies after giving birth to the child. And soon the Thakur also dies in a riding accident leaving his legal wife in-charge of bringing up both the kids. She admits Tulsi’s child in a boarding school and brings him home when he grows up and confesses publicly that he (Vinod Khanna) is her husband’s son. Then the movie goes through a few twists and turns where the legitimate son (Deb Mukherji) does a lot of illegitimate and wrong activities for which the other son takes all the blame. There comes a point when he- Vinod Khanna- leaves the house but returns on learning that there is a threat to his brother’s life and comes to his rescue. And then the movie ends on a happy note.

The movie had seven songs of which the title song “Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki” was posted by Atulji on 2nd August, 2011. That song runs through the length of the movie with the sad part “main tera kya le jaungi” (which Prakashchandraji has provided in the comments section) coming twice in the movie. There is one more sad part “mat ro behna andar jake” which too Prakashchandraji has posted as comment along with the other sad version in November 2015. So that accounts for three songs. Two other songs “chaap tilak sab chheeni re” and possibly the only song in the movie with some romance in it “yeh khidki jo bandh rehti hai” have also been posted.

Today’s song (the sixth from the movie) runs through 3 minutes of the titles which stop in the middle and restart after Asha Parekh (Tulsi) runs away through the window. The song is used to establish that Asha Parekh plays the character of a NAUTCH girl or tawaif in simple language. It is sung on- screen by a lady whose name is not there in the titles but of-screen, meaning playback is by Shobha Gurtu.

Shobha Gurtu was an accomplished Hindustani Classical singer who made a name singing light classical music, mainly Thumris, and had an “Abhinaya filled” full throated voice.

Born in Belgaum, Karnataka on 8th February 1925, and initially trained by her mother Menekabai Shirodkar in the Jaipur- Atruali Gharana style of Hindustani classical singing she specialised in Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Hori etc.

Possibly the first time I sat up and took notice of a singer who had a voice which was different from that of the reigning singers of that period was when I heard “sainyya doli leke aaye tere dwaar” from “Shraddanjali” in 1981. But I don’t consider myself a yardstick to measure a great singer. But I must say as I sat to write this post and ran through the list of songs sung by Shobha Gurtu (8 february 1925-27 september 2004) in Hindi movies, my jaw dropped as I found she had started with “Pakeezah” in 1972 and “Phagun” in 1973. And also, that I know many of the Hindi film songs sung by her without knowing details about the song.

Remembering her today (8 february 2018) with this song. She would have been 93.

Audio

Video

Song-Sainyya roothh gaye main manaati rahi (Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki)(1978) Singer-Shobha Gurtu, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi ji
sainyyaan roothh gaye
shyaam jaane lage
main bulaati rahi
main bulaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye ae
sainyyan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
saiyyan roothh gaye

mere soone madhuban mein
bahaar aa gayi ee
mere nainon mein
ansuwan ki dhaar aa gayi
ambuwa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ambuwa ki daari pe haan
ambuwa ki daari pe
ambuwa ki daari pe
bairi koyaliya
ga ga kar mujhe rulaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyan roothh gaye
sainyyan roothh gaye

shyaam jaane lage
shyaam jaane lage
main bulaati rahi
roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
ho
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye


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khoobsurat haseen, koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin

Greetings to Asha Parekh ji, on completing 75 illustrious years, with all but 10 of them, in the film (and TV) industry.
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With this post, the blog now carries 700 songs by Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The story of Laxmikant Pyaarelal reads like a dream rags-to-riches story. But it is also a story of hard work and persistent effort. Laxmikant, the senior partner in the team, was three years elder to Pyaarelal. Interestingly, both were born on 3rd of the month, Laxmikant in November and Pyaarelal in September. Pyaarelal is the son of the renowned musician Ram Prasad Sharma. Although active in the film industry since the latter part of 1930s, Ram Prasad did some films independently from 1947 to 1950. Not adept with commercial acumen, his financial status was poor most of his life. Pyaarelal, his eldest son, had to start working as a musician in recording studios at the age of 12, to support his family. The story of Laxmikant’s childhood is even more depressing. He was raised in the slums of Vile Parle in Bombay. His father passed away when he was just a toddler. A friend of his father supported him and guided him towards learning music. With time, his talent shone through, and he too started working as a musician in the film industry.

Remembering Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar on the 19th anniversary of his passing away today (25th May).
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“Aaye Din Bahaar Ke”(1966) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by Raghunath Jhalani for Filmyug Private Limited. The movie had Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Naazima, Sulochana Latkar, Raj Mehra, Rajendranath, Balraj Sahni, Sunder, Mubarak, Sabita Chatterjee, Leela Mishra, Dulari, Madhu Apte, Khairati, Sarita Devi, Brahm Bhardwaj, C.S.Dubey, Nazir Kashmiri, Lata Bose etc in it.
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“Naadaan” (1971) was directed by Deven Verma for Navratan Films. Bombay. The movie had Asha Parekh and Navin Nischol in lead roles. The movie also had Nirupa Roy, Helen, Jairaj, Karan Dewan, Sulochana Chatterjee, Madan Puri, Sunder, Brahm Bhardwaj, Asit Sen, Rashid Khan, Bela Bose, Praveen Pal, Master Chikoo, AK Hangal, Yash, Ravikant, Kuljeet, Subrato, Nazir Kashmiri, Deven Verma etc in it.
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