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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 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 :

5045 Post No. : 16956

Today’s song is from the film Bandish-1955.

What is the meaning of the word Bandish ? It is very funny that we use many Urdu words without understanding their real exact meanings. We have some vague idea about its meaning and we sincerely use it with that intended meaning. I have come across people frequently using wrong words, causing humour or pity. From the childhood, I always remembered what our English teacher had told us. He had said that when in doubt, immediately refer to the dictionary and get the right meaning. A habit from that time helped me always and I became careful in using the correct words. This helped me in my education as well as career. Same case is with pronunciation of certain words. English or Urdu is not our mother tongue, and hence the right pronunciation of words is as important as using the right words.

Again, how many of us know the real, exact meaning of the word Bandish ? Those of us who are Music oriented, we know that ‘ Bandish ‘ is a fixed, melodic composition in Vocal or Instrumental music. However, Bandish has some other usages or meanings like ‘ Binding Together ‘ or even ‘Restriction’. Dictionary gives these words, बंधन , रुकावट , शब्द योजना, रचना etc. Looking at the story of this film Bandish-55, the most appropriate meaning would be ‘Binding Together’.

This film was having a FIRST and a LAST about it. This film was the FIRST or the Debut film of the child artiste Daisy Irani. In this first film, she enacted a Boy’s role ! Daisy Irani was the sister of Menaka and Honey Irani and her brothers were Sarosh and Bunny. Her parents were Perin and Noshir Irani. Their grandfather ran an Irani restaurant ‘ B.Merwan’. Her father was looking after the cafe and their greedy mother Perin irani employed all 5 children to work as child artistes in Hindi and other language films. Thus their childhood was an abnormal one. Out of 5 children, Bunny acted in only 2 films,Sarosh in 5 films, Menaka even did few films as Heroine, but Daisy with 69 films and Honey with 22 films acted as child actors till they grew enough till not to look like children anymore. All got married and settled. Menaka married actor director Kamran (father of Farah Khan- Choreographer), Daisy married K.K.Shukla-a writer and Honey married Jawed Akhtar-writer, ex MP and a pseudo secularist.

This film was the LAST film as an assistant music Director for Ravi (who had been working as an assistant to Hemant Kumar). After this film, he debuted in film Vachan as an independent Music director He, however, continued relations with Hemant Kumar by offering him songs to sing in his films, for a long time.

Film Bandish-55 was made by Basu Chitra Mandir. It was directed by Satyen Bose and Music was by Hemant Kumar (assistant-Ravi Shankar Sharma). The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Daisy Irani-credited as Roop Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Sajjan, Nazir Hussain and many many more. Master Bhagwan was a Guest Artiste and sang a song ” Le lo Gubbare” in this film.

Director Satyen Bose was my favourite director. I had first heard the name Satyen Bose when I saw the film Jagriti for the first time in 1954. That time I realised that this director is too good to miss anytime. His successive films confirmed my opinion about him and I made it a point to see all his films, as far as possible.

SATYEN BOSE was born on 22-1-1916 at Goya Bazaar, Calcutta. (some sources claim that he was born in Purnia, Bihar). He graduated in commerce from Vidyasagar college,Calcutta in 1941.He did jobs in Railways and Bank. He set up National progressive Pictures and made 3 films in Bangla. His Film PORIBORTAN-1949 was a grand success. He also acted as Principal Shishir babu in it. He then shifted to Bombay. He first made Parichay and then made Jagriti-54,a remake of his own PORIBORTON-49. Abhi Bhattacharya played the role of the new Superintendent Shekhar Babu in this film. Film Jagriti became a landmark movie in Hindi and won many awards including Filmfare and a national award. He directed 34 films till Woh din aayega-86.

He also did a Malyali film, Jeevita Samaram-71. His film Dosti gave name and fame to the L-P duo. Rakhi Gulzar debuted in his Jeevan Mrityu and Nargis got her National Award for his Raat aur Din-68. He did many films for Rajashree Productions and had good relations with Tarachand Barjatya. He was very friendly with Mukesh Sharma, Director of Bombay Doordarshan, in those days.

Satyen Bose died on 9th June 1993 at Bombay. His last rites were done by Mukesh Sharma, as per the wishes of Satyen Bose. Only 2 people from the Film Industry-Tarachand Barjatya and Anup Kumar attended his funeral. A great film director who gave hits like Jagriti, Raat aur Din, Girl Friend, Jeevan mrityu, Chalti ka naam gaadi etc,died Unsung and Unwept by the same industry !

Here is the filmography of Satyen Bose- FILMOGRAPHY (* also act): 1949: Paribartan*; 1951: Barjatri*; 1953: Bhor Hoye Elo; 1954: Jagriti; Parichay; 1955: Rickshawala; Bandish; 1957: Bandi; 1958: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi; Savera; Sitaron Se Aage; 1960: Masoom; Girl Friend; 1964: Daal Mein Kala; Dosti; 1966: Aasra; Mere Lal; 1967: Bhagya; Raat Aur Din; 1968: Jyot Jale; 1969: Wapas; Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool; 1970: Jeevan Mrityu; 1972: Sa Re Ga Ma Pa; Anokhi Pehchan; Mere Bhaiya; 1977: Mastan Dada; 1978: Anmol Tasveer; 1979: Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin; Bin Maa Ke Bachche; 1980: Payal Ki Jhankaar; 1982: Tumhare Bina; 1983: Kaya Palat; 1986: Woh Din Aayega.

In Hindi cinema 2 actresses were famous as ” Eternal Weepers”. In almost every film these actresses wept at least 10 times ! Seeing them smiling or laughing used to be a matter of challenge and the cine-goers used to bet on these moments in their films ! They were NIMMI AND MEENA KUMARI-who was called The Tragedy Queen. Do you know even among the male actors, there was one such actor who wept in the majority of his films ? He also had 3 pet dialogues to be used in all his films. It was jokingly said in the industry that he would not sign a film till he was assured of at least one weeping scene in the film. His name was NAZIR HUSSAIN.

Nazir Hussain, an educated, multifaceted character actor, producer, director, writer and a social worker. Nazir Hussain was born on 15-5-1922 at village Usia Dildarnagar, Kamsaar, dist. Ghazipur-U.P. His father Shahabzad was a Guard in Railways. Being a tall and healthy person, Nazir joined the British Army for some time, but soon he left and joined the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. In 1950,Bimal Roy was planning his film on Netaji,”Pehla Aadmi”. He needed a person who could act and have the knowledge of Netaji’s army details. He approached Nazir Hussain and after some pressure, he conceded and acted in the film. (HFGK however does not show his name in the cast, maybe the list is incomplete or he must have been in the film credit list).

Thus started a career spanning a period of more than 3 decades. He was one actor who started with doing character roles and continued throughout his career. He worked in over 200 films. He was a permanent fixture in Bimal Roy films, next he worked in almost all films of Dev Anand and Dharmendra also. His typical style of acting and delivery of dialogues got him weeping roles mostly. It is generally believed that Nazir did only weepy roles of helpless, poor farmers, poor girl’s father, worker of low level, coolie etc etc, but it is not true. He is probably one of those actors who excelled in doing a variety of roles like Murderer(Baazi),Professor(Tapasya),Doctor(Khamoshi/Abhinetri), Police Commissioner( Jewel Thief), Advocate( Mohabbat zindagi hai),Police Inspector( Kala Pani), doting/smiling father (Sharmilee), Riksha Puller ( Do bigha zamin), Seth ji( Naya Daur) etc etc. However, because of his weepy roles in hit films, he was nicknamed “Aansuon ka canister” in the film industry. The equation was, “Nazir does not accept a role unless he is allowed to weep on screen”.

Besides being a major character actor, the service he has rendered to the Bhojpuri Film industry can not be forgotten. In one of the Film Award functions, Nazir was introduced to President Rajendra Prasad. On learning that Nazir came from Gazipur, the President asked him why he should not produce Bhojpuri films. Taking inspiration from this, Nazir wrote, produced and directed the first Bhojpuri film “Gnaga maiya tori piyari chadhai bo”-1962. Later he kept on making several hit Bhojpuri films.

He was often a subject of ridicule for his weepy roles. His favourite dialogue was,”Beti / Beta, aaj agar tumhari Maa zinda hoti toh….”. Yet another was,”Ab main duniya ko kya munh dikhaun “? One more was, ”Tumne mere saare armaan choor choor kar diye”. Nazir Hussain was an actor,producer,director and also a writer. He used to write and direct all his Bhojpuri films. He shot many of his Bhojpuri films in and around his village and helped develop that area for employment.

His last film as an actor was Vali E Azam-1987. He died on 25-1- 2014 at the age of 92 years, in Malad, Mumbai. ( Thanks to Mr. M N Sardana ji and wiki ji).

The story, dialogues and screenplay of the film Bandish was by Jyotirmoy Roy. BANDISH was a remake of a successful Bengali film Chhale Kaar-1954.

In the film, story happens with all the cast bearing Bengali names. Nasir Hussain is Mahender Babu who is bringing up an orphan ‘Tomato’ (Daisy Irani),since he was a small baby. Now that he is unable to rear him any further due to bad health, he leaves Tomato in a park, where Kamal Roy(Ashok Kumar) is sitting alone on a bench and he tells Tomato to call him his father hereafter. Kamal Roy brings Tomato home and keeps him as his son. Kamal Roy’s marriage is fixed with Usha Sen(Meena kumari). The entry of Tomato is resented by Kamal’s Mother(Protima Devi) and father(Bhanu Bannerjee) who advise him to get married immediately, as the neighbours and other people in their social circle are whispering about Tomato’s parentage-accusing silently Kamal himself. In this situation Usha supports Kamal fully.

The story further details how Tomato brings cheers and sorrow in their lives with the end being very happy.

Here is the 4th song from this film, sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song-Mohe apna bana lo saajan (Bandish)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Prem Dhawan, MD- Hemant Kumar (asstt. Ravi)

Lyrics

mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya
sambhle na aaj piya
jaane kyun mera jiya
ghir ghir main jaaun haaye
tumne kya jaadu kiya ho o
zara aa ke sambhaalo saajan
zara aa ke sambhaalo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo

baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon
baahon mein teri piya jhoola main jhooloon
tu mujhko bhoole na main tujhko bhooloon oon oon
ye kasam aaj kha lo sajan
ye kasam aaj kha lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mere nanhe se naazuk man ki dekho batiyaan na taalo
ho o o
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo
mohe apna bana lo saajan
mohe apna bana lo


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 :

4547 Post No. : 16127

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 7
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Welcome all to this seventh article in the series ‘Rajesh Khanna- The Phenomenon’. When I took up this series, I thought I will try to share articles on regular basis at least monthly, and so that within a year or so the series will get completed.

However, it has been more than five years now and some articles which I initially planned are yet to come … so we continue. And, instead of moving to the next year i.e., 1981 from the last post which presented a song of 1980, we will be enjoying a song again from a 1980 movie of Rajesh Khanna.

This is because I wish to include today’s song in this series and I constantly felt that I should not move ahead without this lovely song. After all, ‘1980’ was a special year for Kaka and it was like a turning point in his career as after this he was back and had started delivering hits on regular intervals.

But before moving ahead we will have a look on the articles posted in this series so far,

SN Song
1) Haseenon mere paas aao
2) Mahaa shoonya ke mahaan vistaar mein
3) Baby ghar chalo, ghar tum bin hai soonaa
4) Chal chal aage nikal
5) Tum nahin maanoge
6) Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin

Today’s post is to pay our tributes to Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary. That way it is a big day on the blog specially for Rajesh Khanna fans (or people like me 😊).

Today 29th December’2020 is the seventy-eighth birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (Jatin Khanna – his original name). He was born on 29th December’1942 and passed away on 18th July’2012.
He would have turned seventy-eight had he been alive today.

Rajesh Khanna made his debut in Bollywood with the movie ‘Aakhri Khat’ in 1966. However, it was only after three years i.e., in 1969 that his movie ‘Aradhana’ got released and he rose to stardom and popularity, which nobody had witnessed and tasted before.

In 1969 there were six movies of Rajesh Khanna released and they were viz. ‘Aradhana’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Do Raaste’, ‘Doli’, ‘Itefaq’ and ‘Khamoshi’.
So that was exactly more than fifty years ago now, and coming to think of the end of this year 2020 his movies released in ‘1970’ will become ‘fifty years old’ now.

In 1970 following movies of Rajesh Khanna were released;

SNo Movie Title Director
01 Aan Milo Sajna Mukul Dutt
02 Anand Hrishikesh Mukherjee
03 Kati Patang Shakti Samanta
04 Sachcha Jhootha Manmohan Desai
05 Safar Asit Sen
06 The Train Ravikant Nagaich

The next year i.e., ‘1971’ was another big year for him which saw seven of his movies releasing in the year viz. ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Andaz’, Chhoti Bahu’,’Dushman’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Maryada’, and ‘Mehboob Ki Mehndi’.

Looking back at the movies of Rajesh Khanna released in these three consecutive years (1969-1970-1971) makes me to try and visualise how people were responding to his movies ? specially when we read about the ‘mass hysteria’ he created then, and people thronging outside his bungalow to get a ‘glimpse’ of him or ‘girls’ leaving their ‘lips’ on his car and if that was not sufficient, they were also writing him letters with their ‘blood’. All seems like reading a ‘fairy tale’. But that was how the country was under the ‘severe’ grip of ‘Kaka’s charisma’ then. Today nobody will believe that such things happened then. Only those who have witnessed and lived through those years will be able to share about how it was then?

I bet, even today, if all the above movies (and others in later years from 1972 onwards) are released back-to-back and if one watches them, he will definitely fall in love with Rajesh Khanna.

Other main thing associated with Rajesh Khanna’s movies was their songs. Almost all the movies (not all of the 1980s) have a very good music and some have given us the gems of the songs of Hindi Film Music then. The picturization of the ‘song sequences’ and Kaka’s performing on them with his charismatic style and jigs also made the songs special. Songs created by R.D. Burman-Anand Bakshi-Kishore Kumar will always be remembered in the history of HFM of that era.

If somebody happens to come across HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980), please do read the complimentary messages on the release of this ‘geet-kosh’.

Here is what Music Critic Raju Bharatan had said about this decade; (I am reproducing it below);

“The music we created lives” says Naushad Ali, “because it is music with a soul, a tradition.” Such music also lives because now there is the Hindi Film Geet Kosh for each song to come dancing before our eyes. And, I remember, it was Bishwa Nath Chattejee who, some 15 years back corrected some factual errors I had made in my ‘Forty years of Naushad’ story in “The Illustrated Weekly.” Also, some five years back, I remember basing almost my entire four-page article on Sachin Dev Burman on the SD Geet Kosh so painstakingly presented by Bishwa Nath Chatterjee in his ‘Saurabh-77’.
I have therefore no doubt that Bishwanath will do a similar thorough job on the 1971-1980 HFGK. This 1971-1980 decade, in my opinion, is the most important Geet Kosh for our record, since this was the decade in which our Film music underwent a metamorphosis. Browsing through this 1971-80 Geet Kosh, we are sure to get a composite idea of why our composers could not by 1980, call the tune the way they did in 1971, the year in which that Musical Superstar, Rajesh Khanna, rose to his peak. Even without looking at this Geet Kosh, I can testify that Bishwa Nath Chatterjee has done a momentous job. …. ….”

So, Kaka was a ‘Musical Superstar’ too and music of his movies always had to be good if not great always. Though, many of his movies of the eighties surrendered to the popular demand and the music produced was same as in the league of the other movies of those years. (That we will be discussing in the future posts under this series on the blog).

Today we enjoy a lovely song from the ‘1980’ movie ‘Bandish’ sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

I remember this song since my childhood days as it used to play on radio for the promotion of this movie. I like this song very much though the other song of this movie ‘rang bhare mausam se rang churaake’ was more popular, I think.

Today’s song also happens to be picturized on Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini like the above song.

By the way, let us also have a look on the blog ten-years back this day. Here are the details of songs posted by our dear Atul ji on 29.12.2010 on the blog;

SN Song
1) Ham dono do premi duniya chhod chalen
2) Karwaten badalte rahen saari raat ham
3) Bye bye miss good night kal phir milenge
4) Rimjhim rimjhim dekho baras rahi raat
5) Pasand aa gayi ik kaafir haseena
6) Aayo re aayo re aayo re saawan aayo re
7) Aa jaao aa bhi jaao

So, we had seven posts in a single day – all Rajesh Khanna songs – all posts done by Atul ji, including two songs from ‘Bandhan-1969’. I think that makes many things clear and no body should have doubt now as who else other than me and Raja ji is the great fan of Rajesh Khanna. 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song and remember Kaka …

Video

Audio

Song-Mere hosh le lo deewaana bana do (Bandish)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do

nazaaron ko dil ki kahaani sunaa kar
bahaaron ka mausam
suhaanaa banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do o

ye jee chaahta hai
zaraa jee ke dekhen
ye jee chaahta hai
zaraa jee ke dekhen
mohabbat ka meethhaa zehar
pee ke dekhen
mohabbat ka meethhaa zehar
pee ke dekhen

bahaanon ko chhodo
bahaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le ae ae lo o
deewaana banaa do

na yoon sharm se tum
nigaahen jhukaa lo o
mujhe zindagi do
mujhe maar daalo o
na yoon sharm se tum
nigaahen jhukaa lo o
mujhe zindagi do
mujhe maar daalo o
mujhe is nazar ka nisaahnaa banaa do
mere hosh le ae lo o
deewaana banaa do

jo tumne kahaa hai
jo hamne kahaa hai
jo tumne kahaa hai
jo hamne kahaa hai
zaraa socho thehro
ye sab kuchh nayaa hai
zaraa socho thehro
ye sab kuchh nayaa hai

naye pyaar ko tum
puaanaa banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do
mere hosh le lo o
deewaana banaa do
koi baat chhedo
fasaana banaa do

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो

नजारों को दिल की कहानी सुना कर
बहारों का मौसम
सुहाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो ओ

ये जी चाहता है
ज़रा जी के देखें
ये जी चाहता है
ज़रा जी के देखें
मोहब्बत का मीठा
ज़हर पी के देखें
मोहब्बत का मीठा
ज़हर पी के देखें

बहानों को छोडो
बहाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो

न यूं शर्म से तुम
निगाहें झुका लो ओ
मुझे ज़िन्दगी दो
मुझे मार डालो ओ
न यूं शर्म से तुम
निगाहें झुका लो ओ
मुझे ज़िन्दगी दो
मुझे मार डालो ओ
मुझे इस नज़र का निशाना बना दो
मेरे होश ले ए लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो

जो तुमने कहा है
जो हमने कहा है
जो तुमने कहा है
जो हमने कहा है
ज़रा सोचो ठहरो
ये सबकुछ नया है
ज़रा सोचो ठहरो
ये सबकुछ नया है

नए प्यार को तुम
पुराना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो
मेरे होश ले लो ओ
दीवाना बना दो
कोई बात छेड़ो
फ़साना बना दो


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 : 4154 Post No. : 15320

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 88 #
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Welcome all to this post which comes after a long gap. I call it a ‘Long gap’ because this post was conceived by me ‘long back’ like many other posts of mine which remained unfinished aften getting started due to various reasons.

My last post on the blog was on 20th November. It was posted when I going through some health-related issues. I had to visit a Hospital in Nairobi, which is around 125 kms from my base station. Since some tests were to be conducted, I had to stay in Nairobi for four days. I stayed with colleagues working there in the Head Office. That didn’t allow me to concentrate on posts though I continued listening to music and watching songs. I even kept reminding our authors about movies that were falling under the ‘blog-ten-year challenge’.

The visit to the Hospital and Doctor made me recall many Hindi movies that had stories woven around ‘medical profession or serious medical complications’ (or diseases, if it is the right word?).

This time I had to specially visit ‘Dil Ka Doctor’. Its English translation ‘cardiologist’ has entirely different connotations from the Hindi word. This offers me material for a separate post provided I came across a suitable song to go with that proposed article.
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T was another Doctor in India (in ‘Atulites WhatsApp’ group) who was already aware about my ‘dil ka haal’, and was already providing me guidance on the symptoms so that ‘I can bounce back’ without thinking that ‘beemaari ho to aisi ho jiska naam kisi Viceroy se kam naa lage’:)😊

The tests were conducted and results were awaited after two days (due to weekend holidays), I had realized that the problem was not serious and everything was going to be ok. The worries were mainly ‘Beemari ka shaq’like Doctor Kulkarni’s ‘Main usi shaq ka ilaaj karta hoon’, and hence the ‘tests’:)

Finally, the results were ‘declared’ and everything was well in order except a minor ‘Blood Pressure’ on the higher side. I thanked both the Doctors!!!

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The movie of today’s song has a storyline around ‘Doctors’ or medical profession. But today’s post has nothng to do with that. This covers an an entirely different story behind it.

People of different generations have different taste for music and naturally everybody’s musical nostalgia keeps growing according to the surroundings they grow in and/or even the circumstances they live in (I think so).

Music lovers have their musical nostalgia, which depends on factors like the generation/ backgrounds/ circumstances in which they grow up. This musical nostaligia gets triggered up whenever they are reminded of those days.

Sometimes, people of different generations/ background/ circumstances pass on their brand of musical nostalgia to another (viz younger generation) music lovers. This results in the curious situation when music lovers in their teenns or twenties start loving vintage era music created during the times of his forefathers.

People coming in contact with me are slowly coming to know about my love for Hindi songs and Hindi movies. Some of them who become close friends have also come to know about our blog and my activities for the blog.

Assuming that you are considered a music lover, sometimes people approach you with their music related query. A query , that can stump even music “experts” is when we are asked to tell the details of a song whose details are known only partially or vaguely.

Most of the times I am able to provide the details or answer mkost of the time, but sometimes the challenge is quite tough.

For instance, take the example of a song which someone has heard but he remembers very few details of the song. And hewants you to find that song for him, without providing the usual details about mukhda of the song, or its tune, the artists, or the movie. Only thing he can tell is that this song is picturised on a ‘lady wearing white-blue saree and singing with some ladies sitting around a sea-beach or kisi nadi ke kinaare?

With such sketchy details, you are asked to find the song, because you claim to be a music expert songs and movies? You are also challenged and mocked that if you cannot find this song then
you should not talk about songs of movies 🙂 , chhod do gaane sun’na aur filmon ki baatein karna 😊 .

Anybody in my place would feel like my honour is at stake, and would definitely give this challenge a serious try, so I did …

It happened on one such week-end get together on Saturday evening here in the camp (where we are staying in Kenya). We regularly have such get togethers. If the get together is big and the occasion so demands, then listening to songs and even dancing becomes customary. This calls for a separate detailed post in future. 😊

It was in one such get together that our friend a QC guy, fifteen years younger to me challenged me when we were enjoying listening to songs. This guy wanted me to find a song for him. He must have watched this song on TV somewhere. What he remembered of it was that it is sung by a lady in ‘blue-white saree’ with ‘some ladies sitting around a ‘river bank’ or ‘sea-beach’ (he was not sure).

This guy who was born in early 1980s had one favourite Hindi song.

Guess which?

‘Do ghoont mujhe bhi pilaa de o saaki dekh phir hota hai kya’

He had listened to this song somewhere while he was with his friend on a long drive and since then this song was the most liked Hindi song for him. He is from Andhra so he is not aware of that much of Hindi songs, except few like the above. And, whenever there is a party, he would ask us to play this song so that he can enjoy it 🙂

We are aware that this song is from the movie ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the year of the movie is 1973 🙂 (and surprisingly this song has not been posted yet on the blog 🙂 )

Now given the challenge, I had to find him this song lip synced by a lady with a blue or white saree, so I was looking for hints. 🙂

The first song that readily came to my mind was the title song from ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’ and the second thing I made up in my mind was that the song he was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ or somewhat sad song like ‘naa koi umang hai’ so I started searching on YouTube by entering terms like ‘woman singing a song near sea-beach, river’, woman in white saree singing a song, heroine singing along river bank, sea-beach etc etc

I was sure that the song this guy was looking for must be a ‘haunting song’ (and not his fault though) because I know ‘gham ke chhod ke manaao rang raili’ was not in a white saree, then I thought white saree means should be a widow singing a song or like that.

After browsing couple of songs like ‘naina barse’ I turned to the songs of ‘Mera Saaya’ and ‘Anita’. Now, searching in YouTube has an advantage of suggestions appearing according to your search. (And over the years I have also learnt entering ‘out of the box’ search terms to find a song, it had successfully worked many times 🙂 )

And there with the songs of Anita in the suggestions I found this song …

Can you guess this song my friend was looking for was ‘sun ri pawan, pawan purvaiyya’…

My friend bowed to me, but I told him my friend it is not a white saree song but a blue saree with white border song !!

But I must admit that while my friend was correct in mentioning the scenario. It was I who interpreted it wrong and I was searching with wrong terms and still landed on the right song …

Also, he never mentioned that the song he was looking for is where the heroine is making a ‘baalu ka ghar’ (sand home 🙂 or is it a ‘mud-home’?) on the sea-beach.

Incidentally both the songs that my friend likes are the songs where the heroine is blind.

And our team member Pam Harvey has on his blog covered some blind women songs from Hindi movies in his article here.

And finally, the song we were looking for was a ‘happy song’ instead of a ghost song or haunting song which I presumed it should be.

For today’s post I am presenting a song which I think fits with the theme which I imagined was the theme for song my friend was looking for. 🙂

This song is from the 1980 movie ‘Bandish’, and it is performed on screen by Hema Malini where she is trying to ‘trap’ Rajesh Khanna by posing as a ‘bhatakti aatma’.

I remember to have watched this movie in our colony club during regular weekly screening may be in 1982-1983, I think.

‘Bandish-1980’ was directed by K. Bappaiah for ‘Suresh Productions, Madras’. It was produced by D. Rama Naidu. It had Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Danny, Om Prakash, Asrani, Jeevan, Om Shivpuri, Madan Puri, Mohan Choti, Pinchoo Kapoor, Jagdish Raj, Maruti, Yousuff, Ranveer, Umesh Khanna, Prem Kumar, Dharmesh, Vijay Kumar, Shashiraj, Ganesh Nagpal, Raj Baldev Raj, Vijay Kumar, Kiron, Bedi, Pradeep Jain, Bindiya Goswami, Nalini Jaywant, Manorama, Preeti Ganguly and Tanuja, Padmini Kapila, Vakkalanka Padma, Ashoo, Munni.

Story of this movie was written by V.C. Kuganathan. K.A. Marthand was the Chief Editor of this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.10.1980.

The movie had five songs composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Lyrics of all the songs were written by Anand Bakshi.

So far only one song from this movie – ‘Rang bhare mausam se rang churaa ke’ has been posted on the blog and that was on 04.08.2011.

Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Incidentally there was only one Lata song – solo song – in this movie and this song is the one being presented here today.

(PS: recently there was a comment by Peevesie’s Mom ji regarding this ‘song searching or finding a song type issue which I am forgetting where it was, though I had noted the point earlier for this post 😊 )

Video

Audio

Song-Main kaun hoon (Bandish)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

main kaun hoon oon oon
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon
ae chaand taaron
mera naam le ke
koyi pukaaro o o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron
main kaun hoon oon oon

Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa aa
Pyaasa mera man n n
Pyaase mere nainaa
Kya dhoondhte hain ae ae
Saari saari rainaa
Kuchh to kaho jaago
Neend ke maaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
haan ye wahi hai ae
phoolon ki galiyaan
main rakh gayee thhi ee
yahaan kuchh kaliyaan
unka huaa kya
bolo o bahaaron
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
main kaun hoon oon
ae chaand taaron

Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekhe hain kisne ae ae
Jhonke hawaa ke
Dekho naa mujhko o o
Haath lagaa ke
Door se meri zulfen sanwaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Mera naam le ae ke
Koyi pukaaro o
Main kaun hoon oon
Ae chaand taaron o
Main kaun hoon oon oon
Main kaun hoon oon
Main kaun hoon oon oon

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ

प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना आ
प्यासा मेरा मन अं अं
प्यासे मेरे नैना
क्या ढूंढते हैं ए ए
सारी सारी रैना
कुछ तो कहो जागो
नींद के मारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
हां ये वही है ए
फूलों की गलियाँ
मैं रख गयी थी ई
यहाँ कुछ कलियाँ
उनका हुआ क्या
बोलो ओ बहारों
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों

देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखें हैं कितने ए ए
झोंके हवा के
देखो ना मुझको ओ ओ
हाथ लगा के
दूर से मेरी जुल्फें संवारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों
मेरा नाम ले के
कोई पुकारो ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
अय चाँद तारों ओ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ
मैं कौन हूँ ऊँ ऊँ


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