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

Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14954

 

‘Bobby’ – a once in a life time sojourn. Smitten by this film, youngsters in any age will not be awed by any other drama of romance.

‘Bobby’ – the heart beat of a generation. Murmurs of that heartbeat continue to be alive decades after. Memories of that first love still makes the blood race through the veins, just as if that primal experience is still happening – for the first time.

‘Bobby’ – never before, and never after – was a story of adolescent love, ever presented with such an alluring composure, and such a charismatic style.

‘Bobby’ – open that page even today, and the freshness of fragrance of that first touch, that first embrace, that first kiss – under a row of Gulmohar trees in full bloom, still has the thump to pummel you off your feet. The ‘flame of the forest’ is ablaze with a riot of red. And so are the raging emotions within – not just the star crossed lovers on screen – it is me too, still floundering and floating in those seminal sensations of love – the moment frozen in time and age, forever. Check out the lover’s tryst at the swimming pool. Every other experience of passionate emotions pales into insignificance in the face of this compelling, electric attraction.

‘Bobby’ – the enduring Perfect Storm – nothing else comes close to capturing that first pubescent surge of hormones – the heart’s first introduction to the fascinating enthrallment of passion and love.

‘Bobby’ – the first steps into the adventures of delight, when the self desires to make space for another for the first time, savoring the first unfamiliar ecstasies of love.

‘Bobby’ – a film, a name, and a girl in a white frock with grey dots and a red piping – standing next to the entrance, near the golden statue of a maiden carrying a pot of water, quenching the thirst of many kinds; and the strains of music that play on that first sighting – “Jeena Yahaan Marna Yahaan, Is Ke Siwa Jaana Kahaan”. As always, the master of melodramatic presentation, RK chose this oh so appropriate music to play when this simple young girl made her first presence on the screen, and into the hearts of million young men – yes – Is Ke Siwa Jaana Kahaan. . .

I have written before about my many crushes on many a beauty of the silver screen. But this was / is the first time I really fell in love. Never heard of this girl before. Dimple Kapadia – no background in films, no links in the industry – and one day, she is just there, standing near the entrance, next to that golden statue. It was just a moment – and she took my heart away. That was just yesterday, but it seems as if an age has passed, and an entire life story of love has been played out. And yet, frozen in time, it still is 1973, and Bobby and me – forever.

As far as I can remember, no other film, no other director had, till that time, tried to tackle the subject of adolescent romance. Yes, there have been many films about childhood friendships that blossom out into love and romance when the protagonists are adults. College going students – yes, many films that have dealt with college romance. The one drawback of these tales was – the lead pair never did look like college students. Senior actors in their thirties, forties and even fifties, attempting to play romantic leads on a college campus. All is well till the movie plays, but once done, the memories remain of the oversize actors trying to fit into very young shoes.

Bobby was different. Bobby was homegrown fresh, young, as young can be. Dimple – all of sixteen years when she stepped into this role. Rishi, albeit not so young, was 21. But with his cupcake Johnson baby looks, he charmed his way into the hearts of a million girls. Take away all the aesthetics, and the story is as old as the ruins of Ranjeet Studios – boy from rich family meets girl from family not of the same social status, they fall in love, and the entire world around them crumbles down upon them. Coming all the way from days of Parsi theatre and silent cinema, this tale has been played over and over again, umpteen times.

And then, after seven decades or so, this tale once again exploded on to the screens, and ignited a whole generation of teenagers – a fire that has not been doused since then. It was not the melodrama that worked; it was, somewhat maybe, the music that worked; it was not the apparently artificial ambience of the Nath affluence – the rich side of the tussle; it was not the exaggerated and affected brash and boisterous Braganza who wears the same undersized suit to every formal scene in the film, (gosh, even the not so affluent have a proper dress sense), and the supporting roles – mother, nanny, friends, society girls, mild brained proposal for making a business alliance – in short, there was nothing in the film that was not done before, even by RK himself, nothing that was new for the cinema screen and for the audiences. What turned out to the winner was the lead pair – two unknown faces whose on screen chemistry tugged at the strings of the heart of the audience, and turned the rest of the oft repeated paraphernalia around them into a very convincing, charming, fascinating tale.

And between the two of them, Bobby comes up trumps to the histrionics of Raja. The film is Bobby, and Bobby all the way. Making innocence and glamour look oh so easy, the images in the mind are forever now – the coy and shy little girl in a frock, who is afraid to step into the lavish party, keeps standing at the entrance; the naïve and innocent little girl, telling about the ‘dhuk-dhuki’ in her heart when she see him; the troubled and broken lady, her heart asunder albeit from a misunderstood conversation, as she too looking on with pleading eyes, but unable to take a step towards him; the screaming pleading young woman, beseeching her grandmother not to lock her up, as Josef physically pulls her away and carries her upstairs at the behest of an agonized but very firm Mrs. Braganza. . . and many more. The images keep playing in the mind. And the film is all about this teen aged girl who is so intensely convinced about her love – you can see it in her face as she pleads with her grandmother – that she will die if separated from Raja; and sitting in the audience seats, one is so starkly convinced that she will, that there are tears streaming and the body muscles want to jump on to the screen and beat the hell out of Josef.

Oh Bobby, Bobby, Bobby – she pulled up a storm, and then – she just walked away. In a manner of speaking, it is good that she did. The legend and the aura of Bobby remained constant, unremitting . . . verily to become perpetual. The Dimple that we see from a decade later is a very different avatar. The memories, the marvel, the legend of Bobby, has remained intact. Nobody could quite portray the coy innocence and purity of heart, as we see Bobby on the screen and in the dreams. And that is very well for me – it is 1973, and Bobby, forever.

I am both sad and glad to get the opportunity for announcing the Yippeee-dom status for this film. After a 10 years travel, finally all the songs of this film are now present on the blog. 🙂  And sad, because we won’t be discussing this Bobby again in any future post. 😦

Eight songs, eight wonderful songs keeping alive the RK tradition for the best in music. The songs created quite a ripple when released, and over the decades, have remained popular with every new generation of teenagers, who simply love the ideas of simple thoughts as in “Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai” and “Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon”. 🙂 The seven songs posted earlier happened in the following sequence.

 

1 Main Shaayar To Nahin 869 10-Mar-09
2 Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De 998 30-Mar-09
3 Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai 5708 30-Mar-12
4 Jhoothh Bole Kauwwaa Kaate Kaale Kawwe Se Dariyo 13319 8-Jun-17
5 Ham Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon Aur Chaabhi Kho Jaaye 14732 3-Nov-18
6 Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta 14918 10-Mar-19
7 Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi 14940 20-Mar-19

 

A journey that started 10 years ago, culminates today, with the posting of this fabulous and scintillating party song that carries many layers of silent conversations within itself. We are more than two third of the way into the movie. Nath and Braganza have fallen out big time, with the belligerent Braganza promising all sorts of consequences if Nath’s son is seen anywhere close to his daughter. Bobby is sent off to Goa – a la “Akhiyon Ko Rahne De Akhiyon Ke Aas Paas“. Raja is confined and under watch. New Year eve is nigh. The business driven Nath makes a business driven decision to announce the engagement of his son with the daughter of Mr. Sharma, one of his business associates. No matter that the lady chosen is somewhat retarded, and much below her actual age in mental capacity. Not being able to rebel and speak his mind, unable to confront his father, Raja is in a deadly dilemma about his life.

The party happens. The song happens. And Raja gets the answer for his life. As I said, the song has multiple layers of silent conversations happening. The party and the celebration is one. The parents are agog with delight of having struck two birds with one stone – made a major business gain, and tied down a wayward son into household chains. The joy of Nikki (Farida Jalal) is on a different high – she is getting married into another rich family. Then the song and the performance itself – that speaks of the travesty of love and lovers. Woe becomes he who is wretched enough to be entangled in a snare of love.

And there is the mind of Raja – bewildered, afraid, not believing what is going on around him. His insides are in a shamble, his heart is in agony, and all his parents can think of is an alliance for him, and a grand new year party. A look at him, his lost expressions in the midst of so much dance and revelry. And one is reminded of another RK song –

dhakke pe dhakka, reley pe relaa
hai bheed itni, par dil akela
par dil akela

And the scenario takes you back across two decades of musical and cinematic articulation – the troubled expressions of the face of Raja feeling hopelessly lost amidst the ongoing celebration, threading back to the joker singing at the Bombay carnival (‘Mera Naam Joker’, 1970), leading you back one more layer, to the bumbling hobo, new to the big town, and completely lost in its hustle bustle (‘Shri 420’, 1955). When I see that image, that look on Rishi Kapoor’s face during this party song, my mind goes back these two steps to more of RK’s wonder illustrations.

And then, we have this covert conversation happening between the dancer and the teenager with a troubled mind. The dancer is singing for him, without him realizing it so, at the beginning. In the first stanza, the dancer explains to Raja, the vagaries of love one has to endure. Falling in love does not mean just losing your heart to someone – actually one loses everything in life, one’s entire world and even one’s happiness. Then the dancer goes on to explain the time of adolescence – and this one line in this song is so intensely killing –

ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai

And in this one liner, the lyricist has said everything that one needs to be said for the agonies of coming of age. This time of transition and hormonal changes bring in awarenesses that didn’t exist in the mind before. And these awarenesses are confusing, troubling and at times frightening. The call of the dancer’s voice now catches Raja’s attention – who realizes that this song is being sung for him. And in the second stanza, the dancer now reveals an answer. The seed is planted, the way is shown, and the contemplation of an elopement is initiated –

bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to. . .

Lovely choreography here. For a moment, Raja is encircled by other dancers with frightening masks, as if he is caged inside a prison of fear, and the next instant, the dancer is floating away like a bird flying. And the words for the second stanza commence. Just pause and watch again this small magical interlude segment.

The third stanza of this song appears separately and a little later in the film (and is inserted as Part II in the lyrics below). Raja has run away from home, reached the place in Goa where Bobby is confined with her grandmother. He pleads to be allowed to meet, and to be permitted to be married. Grandma locks him up also, and sends message to Bombay. In the night, Raja manages to escape, gets in to Bobby’s room, and now they both flee on the mobike. The third stanza plays now. The burden of this stanza says that this incurable malady of love is under no one’s control, no matter how formidable a learned person (jogi – one who can control the senses and the mind) or how skilled a snake charmer might one be. A snake charmer is supposed to have power to control any snake. The lyrics say that the serpents of love are not even in their control.

The words in the song, the choreography, the covert exchanges happening between the dancer and the teenager – oh so well designed and executed. There is another layer of conversation that gets revealed. Just watch the expressions and try to visualize the mind of the young man as the song progresses. He is troubled, he is lost, he is incensed by the apparent sarcasm that the dancer is singing. And then he catches on. The message of being trapped “Ae. . .  Phansaa” transforms from his original thoughts that he played the game of hearts and lost and got trapped in this pining pain of love. But when Nikki joins the party, and the dancer points out yet once again “Ae. . .  Phansaa” he realizes – not earlier as he was thinking, but the entrapment is happening now, with the new proposed alliance for him. One begins to see a glimmer of understanding dawn in his eyes and his expressions. He is now listening more carefully. And when the second stanza is in progress, one can clearly make out that now he is fully in sync with the dancer, and her words, and the covert messages that she is communicating. And when the words for flying away with the pinjra are aired, the young man is all attention, slowly one feels the mind moving towards a new resolve, a new plan. At the end of this stanza, there is a very brief, but very meaningful pause, a wink, and a twist smile – almost as if saying – ‘Go’. In the film, the next thing we see is the mother, with letter in her hand, announcing with a scream that her son has run away – and the party has not yet ended. And the next thing we see is the young man and the vroooom of the Rajdoot GTS bike.

And I would like to talk about the dancer now, saving that for the last. In my mind, probably the best dance performance by Aruna Irani, across her career. The music is very fast paced, the movements are very energetic, and true to the RK traditions, the woman in her is so vividly and so sensitively, and sensuously presented. It is such a treat to watch this performance. I have lost the count of times that I have replayed this video in the past couple of days as I work to complete this write up. A superlative performance indeed, by her. Her expressions exhibit how much she is enjoying this herself. And very clearly, she is giving everything to this song. The sequences of steps, the movements – wonderfully choreographed and so expressively delivered by her.

The film credits do not include the name of the dance director, but after some digging, I am able to locate the name. The dance director in this film is Sohanlal, of Madras (now Chennai). It is tons of years ago, but I remember having met him in Madras. There was a brief period of time when I was in Madras on a job assignment. And one of my aunts, who stayed in Madras – her family was a tenant in the bungalow of Sohanlal, somewhere in Adyar area. I used to visit my aunt’s family almost on a weekly basis. And on a couple of occasions I even sat in the studio where Sohanlal ji was instructing students for practice.

Back to Aruna Irani. She has a brief but a significant role in the film. The misunderstanding that is caused between the young lovers, inadvertently, she is in the middle of it. In all her scenes, she looks so extremely charming and ravishing. And always on the dot with her presence and dialogue delivery.  A short and a very sweet performance. Of course with this dance as her best one that I can remember.

And so, the last of Bobby songs is now posted. We announce the addition of this film to the list of Yippeee’d films on our blog. Maybe, I won’t be writing any more about this film. But that is not to say that I do not have more to say about the film, and about Bobby – my first love. That is going to remain with me forever. Yes, it is 1973. . . forever.

The film is a benchmark for stories of young romance, that have been told, and as well for the stories that still have to be told. But the legend of ‘Bobby’ will endure.

The songs that have given idioms that have crept into the language of this subcontinent, be it “. . . pyaar mein sauda nahin”, or “. . . par pyaar bhara dil kabhi na todo, is dil mein dilbar rehta”, or even the simple expression that says “. . . mujhe kuchh kehna hai”. And yes, the ice breaker as one attempts to attract the attention of a lady – “main shaayar to nahin. . .”.

And thus I close this post with the reiteration – an expression for all who are always young in the heart. . .

“If you ever have been in love, this film is for you. . .”

(Part I – Party Scene)

(Part II – On The Road)

Song – Us Ka Chhoota Ghar Baar Sansaar (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

(Part I)

ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .

mmmmmmm mmmmmmm
arey arey arey

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
phasaa. . .

laa laalaaa laa raa laa
laalala laalala laalala laalala

ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai
ye ek saal
naujawaanon ka
nadaanon ka
deewaanon ka
ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai
aashiq ka ho gaya naam badnaam
hua anjaam
subah sham zamaana hansa
hansa
hansa
ha ha ha ha ha ha
ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .
uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
ae. . . phasaa. . .

bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to
shaayad jaan bach jaaye
bacha ke aa..aankh
kisi jharokhe se
kisi mauke se
kabhi dhokhe se
bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to
shaayad jaan bach jaaye
jeena hua dushwaar dildaar
ke laga aar paar teer kisi ne kasaa
kasaa
kasaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
ae. . . phasaa. . .

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae. . . phasaa. . .

(Part II)
ye prem rog
bade bade jogi saperon se bas mein nahin
hota hai
ye prem rog. . .
pyaar karte hain
log marte hain
kahaan darte hain
ye prem rog
bade bade jogi saperon se bas mein nahin
hota hai
us ne liya bairaag
jag se bhaag
ke lagi aag

naaginon ne jise dasaa
dasaa
dasaa
ha ha ha ha ha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(भाग १)

ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰
फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

म्ममममम म्ममममम
अरे अरे अरे

उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
फसा॰ ॰ ॰

ला लाला ला रा ला
लालाला लालाला लालाला लालाला

ये एक साल
बचपन और जवानी के बीच का
बड़ा बुरा होता है
ये एक साल
नौजवानों का
नादानों का
दीवानों का
ये एक साल
बचपन और जवानी के बीच का
बड़ा बुरा होता है
आशिक का हो गया नाम बदनाम
हुआ अंजाम
सुबह शाम ज़माना हंसा
हंसा
हंसा
हा हा हा हा हा हा
ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰
उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

बचा के आ॰॰आँख
पंछी पिंजरा ले के उड़ जाये तो
शायद जान बच जाये
बचा के आ॰॰आँख
किसी झरोखे से
किसी मौके से
कभी धोखे से
बचा के आ॰॰आँख
पंछी पिंजरा ले के उड़ जाये तो
शायद जान बच जाये
जीना हुआ दुश्वार दिलदार
के लगा आर पार तीर किसी ने कसा
कसा
कसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰
उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

(भाग २)

ये प्रेम रोग
बड़े बड़े जोगी सपेरों से बस में नहीं
होता है
ये प्रेम रोग॰ ॰ ॰
प्रेम करते हैं
लोग मरते हैं
कहाँ डरते हैं
ये प्रेम रोग
बड़े बड़े जोगी सपेरों से बस में नहीं
होता है
उसने लिया बैराग
जग से भाग
के लगी आग
नागिनों ने जिसे डसा
डसा
डसा
हा हा हा हा हा हा

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

Blog Day : 3898 Post No. : 14946

Little earlier in the day, Atul ji mentioned about the timing of posting of Holi songs, and I quote,

Different festivals remain topical for different duration of time. If we do not post a write up within this time then the post loses its relevance. In case of Holi, it is the first half of the day mostly when people are mostly in festive mood, though it spills over to the afternoon as well.

As I am rushing to complete this post, it is already around 6 pm. Yes, the festivities for the day have been over for some time. Mostly the people have cleaned up and many would have had their afternoon siestas too. Maybe the only remaining sign of the festivities from earlier part of the day are the splashes of colored water on walls and floors, which most people would address tomorrow morning. Ah yes, another lingering evidence of the celebration could be some people still in the hangover of the bhaang, maybe still sleeping it off, or if awake, not yet back from the cuckoo land. 🙂

This post is coming somewhat late in the day, but the attempt is cover an important aspect of the celebrations of today. The festival of Holi, for ages now, has been intimately associated with the story of Lord Krishna. And so, the celebration somehow does not seem to be complete without having one song about Holi in Biraj, or Brij, the native place where the child Krishna grew up. There abound many a legends and folk songs that tell of the Holi celebrations when Krishna was in Brij. And the same has also been carried over into the Hindi films. Many a songs of Holi in Hindi films revolve around the stories and pastimes of Krishna.

I present this lovely Holi song from the 1970 film ‘Mastaana’. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by dear Prakash ji.

Produced under the banner of Suchitra and directed by A Subbarao, the cast of actors in this film is Mehmood, Padmini, Vinod Khanna, Bharti, Rehman, Bobby, Shyama, Ramesh Dev, Manorama, Mukri, Leela Mishra, Kamal Kapoor, Shivraj, Paro, Narbada Shankar, Mumtaz Begum, Raj Kishore, Jankidas, Ravikant, Prabhat Kumar, Habeeb, and Guddi.

The song is written by Anand Bakshi and the music composition is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. We have three singing voices in this song – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle and Mukesh. Interestingly, Asha ji’s voice is used as playback for three artists on screen – Padmini, the child actor Bobby who plays the role of child Krishna in this song, and Bharati. Rafi Sb’s voice is used for playback for Mehmood and Mukesh’s voice for Vinod Khanna. Another dear song that I was not aware that it has not yet been posted here.

Interesting part of the song – it uses four different folk dance forms. Initially it is the typical filmi style choreography that is used. Then later in the song, we see the four flavors, and the language of the chorus also gets modified accordingly. First we have the typical Brij rendition and folk dance. Then we have the Punjabi bhangra and Punjabi words in the chorus. This is followed by Gujarati dandia raas, with Gujarati words in the chorus. And then we have the Maharashtra folk dance steps, and Marathi words in the chorus. Very interestingly done. 🙂

Greetings for the festival yet once more before the day is out. Well, it is still daytime in other parts of the world. Khyati Ben is probably just in the process of waking up, and for her, the planning and cooking and the celebration is still to happen. 🙂  Krishna makes his appearance for the festivities and we all wish everyone, a very happy and colorful ambiance of this festival to last and continue through to the next year. And then, we shall have more songs to post. 🙂

Happy Holi.

Song – Nand Laala. . . Holi Khelen Biraj Mein Dhoom Machi Hai  (Mastaana) (1970) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoyye
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

heyye
sa ra rara rara rara rara rara
sar se paaon tak bheej gayi brij baala
ara rara rara rara
beech dagar mein
raadhaa ko rang daala
daala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

ho sa ra rara rara rara rara rara
goraa mukh
neelaa peelaa kar daalaa
ara rara rara rara
bhaago daudo
aayaa murli waala
laala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

gagari phodoonga
main na chhodoonga
gagari phodoonga
o main na chhodoonga
tu aagey daudegi
main peechhe daudoongaa..aa
gagari phodoonga
main na chhodoonga
tu gokul ki ek gujariyaa
main mathura ka gwaalaa
tera mukhda kyon goraa
jab mera mukdaa kaalaa
kaalaa
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
o hum kya darte hain
kisi ki gaali se..ae
holi khelenge
jhaanjhar waali se
haayye rey barjori
peechhe pad gaya ye matwaalaa
tooti meri kaanch ki choodi
gir gaya kaan ka baala
baala
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai
nandlaala

sa ra rara rara rara raa. . .

holi
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi
holi nandlaala

aa ho
nandlaala
holi khele
biraj wich dhoom machhi
aa ho
nandlaala

bhaa lo
nandlaala
holi ramey
biraj maa dhoom machhi
ke bhaalo
nandlaala

aa laa
nandlaala
holi kheru
brij nu raas ho la
aa laa
nandlaala

hoo ooo
ooo ooo ooo oooooo oo

rangey ik rang mein
o apne begaane
ho rangey ik rang mein
o apne begaane
to kaise phir koi
kisi ko pehchaane..e..e
rangey ik rang mein
ho apne begaane
saamne jo bhi aaya
hum ne kuchh na dekha bhaala
dusman ke bhi galey mein hum ne
daal di prem ki maala
maala

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

ik maati ke hum putle
(nandlaala. . .  holi khele)
ye kehta hai mastaana
(biraj mein dhoom machhi hai)
bhed bhaav jo mann mein rakhe
(nandlaala. . .  holi khele)
wo paagal deewaana
(biraj mein dhoom machhi hai)

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

nandlaala
holi khele
biraj mein dhoom machhi hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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होये॰ ॰ ॰
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

हेय॰ ॰ ॰
स र रर रर रर रर रर
सर से पाँव तक भीज गई ब्रिजबाला
आरा रारा रारा रारा
बीच डगर में
राधा को रंग डाला
डाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

हो स र रर रर रर रर रर
गोरा मुख
नीला पीला कर डाला
आरा रारा रारा रारा
भागो दौड़ो
आया मुरली वाला
लाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

गगरी फोड़ूंगा
मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
गगरी फोड़ूंगा
ओ मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
तू आगे दौड़ेगी
मैं पीछे दौड़ूंगा
गगरी फोड़ूंगा
मैं ना छोड़ूंगा
तू गोकुल की एक गुजरिया
मैं मथुरा का ग्वाला
तेरा मुखड़ा क्यों गोरा
जब मेरा मुखड़ा काला
काला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
ओ हम क्या डरते हैं
किसी की गाली से
होली खेलेंगे
झांझरवाली से
हाये रे बरजोरी
पीछे पड़ गया ये मतवाला
टूटी मेरी काँच की चूड़ी
गिर गया कान का बाला
बाला
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
नंदलाला

स र रर रर रर रर रर

होली
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है
होली नंदलाला

आ हो
नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज विच धूम मची
आ हो
नंदलाला

भालो नंदलाला
होली रमे
बिरज मा धूम मची
के भालो नंदलाला

आला नंदलाला
होली खेरू
बिरज नू रास हो ला
आला नंदलाला

होss ओss
ओss ओss ओss ओsssss ओs

रंगे इक रंग में
ओ अपने बेगाने
हो रंगे इक रंग में
ओ अपने बेगाने
तो कैसे फिर कोई
किसी को पहचाने॰॰ए॰॰ए
हो रंगे इक रंग में
अपने बेगाने
सामने जो भी आया
हमने कुछ ना देखा भाला
दुसमन के भी गले में हमने
दाल दी प्रेम की माला
माला

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

इक माटी के हम पुतले
(नंदलाला॰ ॰ ॰ होली खेले)
ये कहता है मस्ताना
(बिरज में धूम मची है)
भेद भाव जो मन में रखे
(नंदलाला॰ ॰ ॰ होली खेले)
वो पागल दीवाना
(बिरज में धूम मची है)

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है

नंदलाला
होली खेले
बिरज में धूम मची है


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

Blog Day : 3897 Post No. : 14940

The Many Colors of Love #29 – The Covenants of Love
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And so wrote the scribe

kar le dil ka sauda dil se
dil milta hai mushkil se
(‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’, 1957)

The transactions of heart are bound, but by just one covenant – it is the treasures of heart in exchange only for treasures of heart. No other exchange is possible, no other exchange is expected, nothing else in this whole wide world can be traded for the treasures of heart. For those who may want to, or expect to transact this exchange for something else, then they do not understand the true meaning of love.

And this thought brings up this song today. The burden of this song reiterates this maxim –

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

For the longest of time, I was under the impression that this song is already posted. And the reason for that is, that the song “Jhooth Bole Kauwwa Kaate” has been around on the blog for almost two years now. Being familiar with the film, one clearly remembers that these two songs are tandem songs, presented on screen one after the other – rather one flows into the next. Yes, true that Geet Kosh lists these two songs separately, but somehow in my mind, I have carried this impression that these two are a single song.

So when I posted the song by Narendra Chancalon 10th March (“Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo“), and I reviewed the status of this film on our blog, I realized that this song is not yet posted – we are following the Geet Kosh convention. Since the day I have posted “Beshaq Mandir Masjid. . .”, it has been kind of an eagerness within, to see this movie yippeee’d here. Part of that is being surprised that songs of this film are not yet all on here.

This particular song is performed on screen by Premnath and Rishi Kapoor.  We are into about a third of the film. The two young hearts are now committed to each other, beyond any repair. Although not of legal age yet, but they want to get married and be partners for life. Premnath is non-committal, in the sense that he would do whatever makes his daughter happy. Pran, on the other hand, is a calculating and a manipulative person, eyeing this relationship with suspicion. As he sees the intensity of his son’s emotions, he decides to make a manipulative move, in an attempt to drive a wedge between the young lovers.

He asks his son to invite his beloved and her family for dinner. The young man is extremely excited. Not worldly wise as his businessman father, he thinks his father is a great man and is agreeing with his son’s wishes and choice for a life partner. Little does he know what his father has planned.

With this joyful and amiable news, he rushes to his beloved’s home, to present the invite himself. At her place, a fishermen’s neighborhood, another wedding is in progress. The ambiance is celebratory. There is singing and dancing, congratulations and the auspicious throwing of rice – in short, the mood is just right to share the supposedly wonderful news.

Without much preamble, Rishi delivers the invite to Premnath. The latter accepts forthwith with the comment that for his daughter’s happiness, he will gladly bow his head at the door of anyone, but he will never bend his knees. And to explain his comment, he breaks out in this song – that in the matters of love it is only the treasure of the heart which is to be exchanged for another treasure of heart. There is no other bargaining chip in the matters of love. Rishi readily joins in this song – the theme is so easily understood and reflected in his own mind. For him too, love is simply a give and take of the treasures of the heart.

Manna Dey starts this song, giving playback for Premnath. Shailendra Singh joins in for Rishi Kapoor. As always, it is a delight to watch a song in an RK film. The complete scenario and the ambiance are so totally focused on the song, its emotions and its renditions. Midway through the song, Dimple makes an appearance, as she is preparing for the next part of the song – yes, “Jhooth Boley. . .”. She is just there for now, not participating – but her face, her eyes are going along with the song that her beau is singing. The emotions expressed by her are so endearing, so freshly young, as she coyly and silently expresses herself in response to the lines that Rishi is performing. This small interlude is so charming, so. . . so winning. Dimple simply stole a million hearts right here in this song. Yes – you guessed it right, I too was smitten, and was in love. 🙂

One word in the lyrics had intrigued me right from the start. It is the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’. Over the decades, this word has been presented variously and almost always erroneously. Some lyrics wrote this down as ‘khe’, ‘खे’; other places would write it down as ‘le’, ‘ले’; even today, the hindi-geet-mala web page for this song has actually written it down as ‘khel’, ‘खेल’. Wonder how they got to it, it does not even fit into the rendered metre of this line.

Once the internet was available, I had done the search for this word in Konkani language. Given that the entire scenario was a Goan neighborhood, it was only logical to seek this word in the local lingua. In Konkani, the word ‘ghe’, ‘घे’ means ‘to take’. The expression follows the lines which say

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke

And the young man, and the chorus responds with

ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba

saying – hey young man, just take this bargain, take.. take.. take.. take..  Once this meaning is known, the lyrics fall in place so beautifully.

‘Bobby’ is so close to the heart, and I mean the film, and Bobby. It appeals to an age, a mind set, and emotions – that I am never going to grow out of. It is 1973 forever.

And the talisman for life is forever – “प्यार में सौदा नहीं”.

[Editor’s Note: The initial lines of this song, which are in Konkani, have been provided by Dr Pradeep Shetty ji, in his comment below. The line is now added to the lyrics below. Thanks Dr Pradeep ji.]

[Video – Song Reprised at the end of the film.]

Song – Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Manna Dey, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Vithalbhai Patel, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree
aagey naari
tujya matyancha phoolan paaya saoree

laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa
laallallall laa la llallall laa llallall laa

[Dialogue between Premnath and Rishi Kapoor]

na chaahoon sona chandi
na chaahoon heera moti
ye mere kis kaam ke

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa aaaa aaa

na maangu bangla baadi
na maangu ghoda gaadi
ye to hain bas naam ke

aaaaa aaaaaa

deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deta hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe

ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

o lall o lall laa laa
lallal laa laa laa
lallaa laa laa laa laa laa
lallal lallal laa laa

na jaanu mulla qaazi
na jaanu kaaba kaashi
main to hoon prem piyaasa re
mere sapnon ki rani
hogi tum ko hairaani
main to tera deewaana re
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
deti hai dil de
badle mein dil ke
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin
ghe ghe ghe ghe
ghe re saaiba
pyaar mein sauda nahin

pyaar mein sauda nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी
आगे नारी
तुज्या मात्यांचा फूलाँ पाया साओरी

लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला
लाल्लल्लल्ल ला ल ल्लाल्लल्ल ला ल्लाल्लल्ल ला

[प्रेमनाथ और ऋषि कपूर की बात चीत।]

ना चाहूँ सोना चाँदी
न चाहूँ हीरा मोती
ये मेरे किस काम के

आsss आssss आsssssss आsss आss

ना माँगूँ बंगला बाड़ी
ना माँगूँ घोड़ा गाड़ी
ये तो हैं बस नाम के

आssss आsssss

देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देता है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे

घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

ओ लल्ल ओ लल्ल ला ला
लल्लल ला ला ला
लल्ला ला ला ला ला
लल्लल लल्लल ला ला

ना जानूँ मुल्ला क़ाज़ी
ना जानूँ काबा काशी
मैं तो हूँ प्रेम पियासा रे
मेरे सपनों की रानी
होगी तुमको हैरानी
मैं तो तेरा दीवाना रे
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
देती है दिल दे
बदले में दिल के
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं
घे घे घे घे घे
घे रे सायबा
प्यार में सौदा नहीं

प्यार में सौदा नहीं


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

Blog Day : 3887 Post No. : 14918

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 14
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‘Bobby’ created almost a storm in 1973. This drama of puppy love, completely fresh faces (almost, Rishi Kapoor had already made his mark in the ‘child RK’ role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970)), and a love story aimed at an age bracket lower than college going young people – the lovers in this film are just transitioning from high school to college. In the early 1970s, the influence of the hippie movement and free love ideas from the west into the Indian society was still a compelling influence. And the provocative presentation, as is the wont of RK style, ensured that young people of all ages went to see this film multiple times in the theaters.

The story of RK – from ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) to ‘Bobby’ (1973) is quite well known. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ was designed and produced by RK as his magum opus. He put his everything into that film, both the creativity and the finances – and lost out on the gamble at the box office. Many reasons can be analyzed as to why that happened. ‘Mera Naam Joker’ is a remarkable film, but then maybe RK went overboard in certain aspects. With the huge success of ‘Sangam’ (1964) behind him he gambled that the length of the film won’t be a deterrent to the audience. He called the wrong numbers on the dice. The film was a financial disaster for RK, in its first run. It broke him.

But his resilience to bounce back played out well. After a gap of three years, he came up with ‘Bobby’, and he had the audiences lapping it up, again and again. Some journalist even wrote that RK has extracted his revenge on the system, as well as the audiences, and got compensated many times over for the disaster of ‘Mera Naam Joker’.

‘Bobby’ was also a significant departure for RK banner in another way. The Shankar-Jaikishan duo of music directors had been rendered solo, by the untimely departure of Jaikishan in 1970. RK took a glaring decision to switch music directors, bringing to close an association that had lasted for more than two decades. Many industry observers commented that this was expected. Many others in the industry were shocked by this move. A move that essentially signaled the downturn of Shankar as an MD. He doggedly tried to keep the SJ banner alive but the zest and the verve was gone, forever. The numbers speak for themselves – in 1971, seventeen films were released with music by SJ. Of course, presumably, a fair share of the work on this set of seventeen would have been done while Jaikishan was still alive. The rest of the decade of 1970s tells a grim story. 1972 – 8 films; 1973 – 7 films; 1974 – 4 films; 1975 – 5 films; 1976 – none; 1977 – 2; 1978 – 1; 1979 – 2; 1980 -1. The magic sun of SJ was slowly fading away.

RK switched to Laxmi-Pyaare. From RK’s perspective, this was a correct strategic move. And the results are for everyone to see. Of course, no one can discount the uncanny ability of RK to inspire creation of absolutely wonderful music for his films. And yes, Laxmi-Pyaare delivered to his expectations. The songs of ‘Bobby’ were super hits in their time, and they continue to be in popular demand even now after almost four decades. I am sure I do not need to present the song list to make this point. 🙂

With ‘Bobby’, RK and Laxmi-Pyaare introduced a new and a very different sound to the world of Hindi film music. The name – Narendra Chanchal. A singer with a very expressive, a very deep baritone – a voice with a phenomenal range that rivaled even Mahendra Kapoor in rendering the higher octaves. It is quoted that RK had heard him sing at some religious function. He followed up with some more research, and then decided to bring in this voice for a Sufi-like song in the film.

I remember that the promotion and the publicity presentations for this film was quite low key. The film was introduced without much fanfare. Yes, the choice of moving from SJ to LP did become talk of the town, but nothing much more than that. And this new singer – Chanchal, got introduced to the public, just as is. Working with the expected fare of Lata, Shailendra Singh, Asha and Manna Da, the audiences would be taken by surprise as Chancal would appear in person on the screen, to present this song.

And the song was an immediate hit. Over the years, it has gained almost a cult status. In reasonable memory, this probably was the first Sufi-type song presented in such traditional Sufi garb, in a Hindi film. No, I am not trying to discount all the bhajans and songs of religious expression that came before this. But surely, this song introduced a completely new sound in the Hindi film music space. The genre – picking on the original writings of Bulle Shah, the famous Sufi poet from Punjab. And the voice – no, not choosing Rafi or Manna Dey to render this. Chanchal – a new voice, a new full throated sound, that you had to slightly reduce the volume on the radio or gramophone, as his singing came on.

RK’s uncanny ability to present a song on the screen in a manner that the emotions of the players on screen will grab the emotions in the audience’s mind and heart, and pull the strings, almost viciously. The two young lovers are at a precipice of near break-up. Just recently into their romance, a jarring note of an unexplained misunderstanding tears them apart, oh so cruelly. The young man follows the lady, as she joins a school trip to get away from him. He tries to approach her; she is cold and nonchalant, and the ever chivalrous bystanders give a good beating to the young man. The lady is still silent. And so is the young man, just looking at her imploringly, asking for a chance to explain. The conversation is not entertained. The hearts are pining and wreathing with tears. But the stand-off remains. Explanations are not allowed. The silent gazes of pain, the eyes telling beseeching stories of pleadings. But no, the words are not permitted.

And then, this deep throated sound from a singer sitting in a group of porters, rises to block out and mask all the other sounds in the camp. A voice that delivers the message, the words that the young man is trying to articulate, but is not able to. Those words are compellingly brought out in this loud rustic voice of a folk singer, singing by the campfire, playing on a daff (‘डफ’) in his hand. The memories go back to ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960). There also, the protagonist plays the daff, when an important message, and the right words are to be delivered.

Over the years, Chanchal did sing, maybe a dozen, or maybe a score more songs in Hindi films. And then he quietly exited and went back to his forte – the world of popular religious bhajans. His success in that field is simply phenomenal, and for everyone to see. Just that he could not jell well with the systems of the tinsel town Mayanagri.
[Author’s Note: After little more research on the internet, we find that the total number of songs sung by Narendra Chancal in Hindi films is about 35.  Nahm ji has pointed out in comments another wonderful solo – “Kabhi Gham Se Dil Lagaaya” from film ‘Daaku’ (1975). Other superb solos by him are:
“Meri Zindagi Tumhare Pyaar Pe Kurbaan” – from ‘Jeevan Sangram’ (1974)
“Loot Liya Sansaar” – from ‘Fauji’ (1976)
“Yaar Di Chaukhat Kaaba Kaashi” – from ‘Ram Bharose’ (1977)
“Do Ghut Pila De Saaqiya” – from ‘Kaala Suraj’ (1986)
“Tut Gayi Je Yaari” – from ‘Ramkali’ (1986)
The other songs are duets, group songs, and of course religious bhajans.]

Ten years back, this day, the output on the blog was nothing short of phenomenal. On 10th March, 2009, a total of 12 songs were posted. Atul ji was quite in the pink, and on the roll, during those initial weeks and months of this blog. 12 songs mean that 12 films got represented that day. And ‘Bobby’ made its debut on that day, with the song – “Main Shaayar To Nahin”.

Over the past decade, nine of those films have been yippeee’d, and three remain. As I checked the list, I was somberly surprised that a film like ‘Bobby’, with one superlative song after another, had not yet been yippeee’d here. And mind you, the songs pending are not lightweights. Each one of them is a popular super hit, all by itself.

Quick round up review of credits – the words of this song are adapted and redrafted by Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, based on an original song by Bulle Shah. The music – Laxmi-Pyaare. Singing voice – Narendra Chanchal. On screen, the singer himself is performing the song, carrying the messages between the two young lovers, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, who are not communicating, except through the eyes. And the words of this song so powerfully express the unsaid emotions between them.

If you have ever been in love, this song is for you. And yes, if you have ever been in love, this film is for you.

 

Song – Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Lyrics – Inderjit Singh Tulsi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

beshaq mandir masjid dhaa de
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa

beshaq mandir masjid todo
bulle shah..aa ye kehta..aa
par pyaar bharaa dil
kabhi na todo..o..o
is dil mein..ae dilbar rehta

jis palde mein tuley mohabbat. . .
jis palde mein tuley mohabbat
us mein chaandi nahin tolnaa..aa
taubaa meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolna jaa
main nahin bolna jaa
o main nahin bolnaa jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

aag te ishq baraabar dono..o
par paani aa..aag bujhaaye
aag te ishq baraabar dono
par paani aag bujhaaye
aashiq ke jab aansoo nikley..ae..ae
aur agan lag jaaye
tere saamne baithh ke rolaan..aa..aa..aa..aa..aa
ho tere saamne baithh ke rolaan
dil ka dukhdaa nahin pholna..aa..aa
dholnaa..aa
main nahin bolna..aa
ho nahin bolnaa jaa
main nahin bolnaa jaa..aa
ve main nahin bolna jaa
dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa
tauba meri
naa dholna
main nahin bolnaa..aa

ve main nahin bolna..aa
o ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa..aa..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
ve main nahin bolna..aa
dholna..aa
main nahin bolna
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna
nahin bolna aa
ve main nahin bolna aa
nahin bolna
ve main nahin bolna..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद ढा दे
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ

बेशक मंदिर मस्जिद तोड़ो
बुल्ले शाह॰॰आ ये कहता॰॰आ
पर प्यार भरा दिल
कभी ना तोड़ो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
इस दिल में॰॰ए दिलबर रहता
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत॰ ॰ ॰
जिस पलड़े में तुले मोहब्बत
उसमे चांदी नहीं तोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ओ मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों॰॰ओ
पर पानी आ॰॰आग बुझाए
आग ते इश्क बराबर दोनों
पर पानी आग बुझाए
आशिक के जब आंसू निकले॰॰ए॰॰ए
और अगन लग जाए
तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हो तेरे सामने बैठ के रोलां
दिल का दुखड़ा नहीं फोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
हो नहीं बोलना जा
मैं नहीं बोलना जा॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना जा
ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
तौबा मेरी
ना ढोलना
मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ

वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ओ वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
ढोलना॰॰आ
मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना
नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ
नहीं बोलना
वे मैं नहीं बोलना॰॰आ॰॰आ

 


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 : 3760 Post No. : 14732

Surprise! Surprise!! Surprise!!!

Found one more song, very popular in its times? No, even today. Perfect for the category – How come this song was not posted earlier? It is absolutely amazing that after 14730 posts (number of songs posted will be more as has been explained a few times before) we still find popular songs that are yet to make an appearance on the blog. What to do? Bollywood music is an ocean and we are still standing at the shores.

1973 was the year when Amitabh Bachchan tasted success in the form of Zanjeer. Rishi Kapoor made his debut with Bobby. The stars of the previous set were also in their prime and we had successful movies Anamika, Loafer, Daag, Chhupa Rustam, Raja Rani, Jugnu, Loafer, Do Phool, Banarasi Babu etc having their songs in that years Binaca Geetmala Annual List along with songs from Anuraag, Victoria No. 203, Do Chor, Raja Jani, Shehzaada, Shor, Mere Jeewan Saathi, Rampur Ka Laxman, Parichay, Yeh Gulistan Humara, Gora aur Kala which were movies that released in 1972 but whose songs were still popular in ’73 to figure in the “Saalaana List Of BGM”. The top song from that list is already on the blog- Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi (Zanjeer). Songs number 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 are all on the blog how come only song number 2 got left out? Time to rectify the situation- here is song number 2 from the “Saalaana List Of BGM” as Ameen Sayani would call the list.

The song number 2 was written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors. It was a favourite (still is I presume) among young love birds who long for privacy. The feeling that no outsider should intrude when one is with one’s beloved as also one doesn’t have to go out when the beloved is around. Does all this sound heavy, literature- kind of stuff. I will simplify it- “Baahar se koi andhar na aa sake, andhar se koi baahar na jaa sake”. Hmm now people understood where I am leading. Isn’t it surprising this song is not yet on the blog.

Raj Kapoor made “Bobby” after the debacle of “Mera Naam Joker”. A voracious reader of “Archie comics” Raj Kapoor thought of a teen-love story which was somewhat in keeping with those times. I remember a scene where Piloo Wadia – friend of the hero’s father- walks into an Irani Restaurant. She is seen by Raj (Rishi Kapoor’s name in the movie) & he rushes into the inner room with his girlfriend, to avoid being caught. He also asks Bobby (Dimple) to keep her feet off the ground as he knows that Piloo Wadia will peep from below the swinging- doors of the room. That is how youngsters used to be back then, possibly this behaviour was more out of respect to the elders or fear of being detected. “Bobby” was successful in bringing Raj Kapoor out of the red and to think that “Bobby” was a standard story of rich boy- poor girl, parents not accepting, lovers running away, and finally parents relent when the lovers threaten dire consequences.

“Bobby” was a departure from all of RK Film’s previous movies on many counts. Laxmikant Pyarelal replaced Shankar Jaikishan as music directors. Anand Bakshi replaced all of Raj Kapoor’s favourite lyricists. Finally, almost all of RK’s films showed the life of the common man with romance being an also-ran but Bobby was all about falling in love, misunderstanding between lovers, making-up etc.

Talking of Laxmikant Pyarelal reminds me today (3 november 2018) is the birth anniversary of Laxmikant- he would have turned 81. His teaming up with Pyarelal Sharma gave Bollywood a huge treasure trove of songs. The statistics page of our blog says that the treasure trove has 2901 songs of which 776 are posted. They hit the right chord with the audience from almost the start of their career as independent composers, having been assistants to Kalyanji Anandji, Sachin Dev Burman etc and even to R D Burman in RD’s debut “Chhote Nawab”. The friendship between RD and L-P was lifelong and RD played the Harmonica for LP’s songs in “Dosti” and Laxmikant made an appearance as himself in “Teri Kasam” which had music by RD.

So, let us remember Laxmikant with this song number 2 of the “Saalaana List Of BGM” or Binaca Geetmala Annual List. It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shailendra Singh.


Song-Ham tum ek kamre mein band hon aur chaabhi kho jaaye(Bobby)(1973) Singers-Shailendra, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

baahar se koi andar na aa sake
andar se koi baahar na jaa sake
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya hon
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
hum tum mmmm
ek kamre mein band hon oo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon oo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
tere nainon ki bhool bhulaiyya mein
bobby kho jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aage ho ghanghor andhera
baaba mujhe dar lagta hai
peechhe koi daaku lutera
un
kyun dara rahe ho

aage ho ghanghor andhera
peechhe koi daaku lutera
upar bhi jaana ho mushqil
neeche bhi aana ho mushqil
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
hum tum
kahin ko jaa rahe hon oo
aur rasta bhool jaayen
o ho
ham tum kahin ko jaa rahe hon
aur rasta bhool jaayen
teri bainyaan ke jhoole mein sainyaan
bobby jhool jaaye

hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aa haa aaa
aa haa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa

basti se door
parbat ke peechhe
masti mein choor ghane pedon ke neeche
andekhi anjaani si jagah ho
bas ek hum hon
dooji hawa ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho

hum tum
ek jangal se guzren
aur sher aa jaaye
hum tum ek jangal se guzren
aur sher aa jaaye
sher se main kahoon
tumko chhod ke
mujhe kha jaaye
hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye

aise kyun khoye khoye ho
jaage ho ki soye huye ho

kya hoga kal kis ko khabar hai
thhoda sa mere dil mein yeh darr hai
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
socho kabhi aisa ho toh kya ho
ham tum
yoonhi hans khel rahe hon
aur aankh bhar aaye
tere sar ki qasam tere gham se
bobby mar jaaye

hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
tere nainon ki bhool bhulaiyya mein
bobby kho jaaye

hum tum mmm
hum tum mmmm
ek kamre mein band hon oooo
ek kamre mein band hon ooo
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi kho jaaye
aur chaabhi
kho jaaye
kho jaaye


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 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 atuldom

Hope all fine here.

Today (8 june 2017) I am posting a song which falls right in the category of “How come this is not yet posted?!?!” But that is how this blog of ours (Atul’s) is. Even after 13300 songs we still have songs for the “How come” category.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new contributor to this blog.

In the early 70s Bangalore was heaven on earth. It was a city you could walk around in, full of gardens and broad sidewalks. If you were a movie lover, this was the place to be. My best friend Aruna lived a few houses away from me, we were constant companions to each other. A short distance from our house was Kempegowda Circle, or KG Circle, that was like a jungle of cinema houses. There were times when we found an empty ticket window, bought a couple of tickets, got into the hall and asked people in seats next to us about the movie that was playing. Some of the halls were so close together, it was hard to figure out where we were.
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“Bobby”(1973) was made by Raj Kapoor to launch the career of his son, Rishi Kapoor, and his career got launched alright.
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After the box office failure of “Mera naam Joker”, Raj Kapoor decided to make a clean break from the past. When he decided to make a teenage love story, he signed up an entirely new team.
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