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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4455 Post No. : 15925

“Man Pasand” (1980 – censored on 26-6-1980 and released on 11-7-1980) was among the first few movies whose music cassette was purchased by my father along with “Yaarana” when they hit the market. And since then I am a huge fan of their songs. I Know almost all of them by heart.
This was a movie produced by Amit Khanna and directed by Basu Chatterji. Rajesh Roshan was the music director and Amit Khanna himself wrote the lyrics. The movie itself was inspired by the famous stage play by George Bernard Shaw – ‘Pygmalion’ (first published in 1913), and also on the hugely popular iconic film ‘My Fair Lady’ (1964 – Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn). The movie stars Dev Anand, Tina Munim, Girish Karnad, Simple Kapadia, Leela Mishra, Jalal Agha (appears as a guest in the song with this post), Piloo Wadia and Mehmood.

The movie has Dev Anand and Girish Karnad playing best friends, bachelors and musicologists. They encounter a loud and foul-mouthed vendor of ‘datun’ {neem branches} in the late-night local trains of Mumbai. Then and there, Dev (Pratap) throws a challenge that he can transform the unpolished girl into a graceful and talented singer and Karnad (Kashinath) picks up the bet and agrees to marry the girl if Pratap is successful.”

The above is from the last post that I wrote for this movie, in 2018 to celebrate Dev Anand’s 95th birthday.

We revisit the movie today. It has songs in the voice of another legend. When this movie was being made i.e. at the time of recording the songs of this movie, our Nightingale or Saraswathi- incarnate (as she is addressed by her ardent fans) must have been in her late 40s or just turned 50. She had been in the industry for nearly 37-38 years having stepped into the film world at the young age of 13, with the sole aim of supporting her family after the untimely death of her father. There was a time when she was rejected by Sashadhar Mukherjee for having a “thin-voice”. But it is that same “thin-voice” which was used in later years for songs that were filmed as early morning songs- “jaago mohan pyaare jaago” (Jaagte Raho); “jyoti kalash chalke” (Bhabhi Ki Choodiyan); “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” & “Bhor bhaye panghat pe” (Satyam Shivam Sundaram); and the bhajan which Saira Banu lip syncs in the morning hours in “Shaagird” – ‘Kanha kanha aan padi main tere dwar’. These are only a sample of what India’s Nightingale -Lata Mangeshkar – has given us over a career span of about 66-67 years. From the discography available on various websites it looks like she has stopped singing film songs sometime in 2010- that is why I have said that the career span is about 66/67 years. Of course, there was a time when she used to sing for actresses who were 50 years younger to her; then she switched to singing one or at the most two songs per movie after 2001 but has kept her date with recording songs by bringing out non-film albums and bhajans etc. I read somewhere that after a 14-year hiatus she recorded a song for some movie called “Dunno Y—Na Jaane Kyun” (2010).

She is a recipient of various awards including the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1989, the Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999) and finally the Bharat Ratna in 2001. She definitely is India’s Ratna (Gem), don’t know if we will have another like her ever!!!!

Coming back to the song for this post. This is the song by which Pratap (Dev Anand) introduces a fully trained & graceful Kamli (Tina) to upper class, high-society, party-going friends of his. He showcases her as an accomplishment of his scientific method of music coaching. The song which is composed by Rajesh Roshan as a semi classical number was picturised on a young Tina Munim and gives us a sample of what the ‘Koyal Kanthi’ Lata Mangeshkar is all about. Why I say sample is because this is a very short song. There are other songs where she has sung full classical and semi classical for close to ten minutes or even more. Here I remember another song where, in a Dev Anand movie, S D Burman has given Lata Didi (as the film industry addresses her) an 8½ minute song which has various ragas incorporated in it (any guesses which song I am referring to).

“Man Pasand” has had a rather slow journey on the blog. The movie has 8 songs of which the first one in Mohd. Rafi’s voice was posted in March of 2009. The previous song posted was in 2018 on the occasion of Dev Anand’s birth anniversary.

Here is the penultimate song the post for which began a day before Devsaab’s birth anniversary in 2019.

I can write a lot more about the song and the near-parallel careers of Devsaab and Latadidi in the film industry. But I choose to halt here.
Wishing our dear Lata Mangeshkar, a very Happy 91st birthday. Salute to her on her long innings in the industry.

Audio

Video

Song-Suman Sudha Rajni chanda aaj adhik kyun bhaaye (Manpasand)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

suman sudha
rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye
suman sudha
rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye
suman sudha

prem singhaashan piya biraaje
pankha jhaloon main haule
mohit mugdh unhin ko taakoon
ban mayur mann dole
suman sudha rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye
suman sudha
rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye
suman sudha

ooo aaaaa mmmmm aaaaa

pratibimb meri aashaon ka
tum santosh ho mera
aalingan sundar sapnon ka
khushiyon ka kosh ho mera

suman sudha rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye
suman sudha
rajni chanda
aaj adhik kyun bhaaye


This article is written by nahm, 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:

4453 Post No. : 15919

Dev Anand – 97th Birth Anniversary
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Dharamdev Pishorimal Anand (26 September 1923 – 3 December 2011), is the full name of the dashing, debonair yet chocolate hero of the 50’s, also nicknamed as the ever green actor, he was a hero, director, producer and what not. He is known for never say die attitude and being a gentleman of the old world sense. He formed a trio of superstars with Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in the black n white era.

He was like a shining star which kept shining when all his neighbour, were laid down by age, health and simply lack of motivation. In the old ways, the culture of the film industry was about respect of seniors, treating others including junior artists, with respect and values which were based on humanity and equality in opportunities etc. The background of Dev Anand is an educated family of means. Plus that was an erawhen people with means had rich tastes and it converted into their conduct and dealing with fellow human beings. I have no knowledge how charitable or not Dev Anand himself was, because charity is not just sharing of monetary wealth, but sharing of positivity and knowledge also amounts of charity. Of course, there are people with such meanness in their makeup they will not lift an eyebrow, to facilitate someone else. And if such a person did lift an eyebrow, and someone else was slightly benefitted from it, the former will not like it. Ah…. I don’t know where I am going with this, but this is not towards Dev Anand.

I have recently seen his movies, “Kaala Bazaar” “Manzil” and “Kaala Paani” on youtube. Other unforgettable movie are such classics as “Guide”, “Tere Ghar Ke Saamne , “Jewel theif”, etc. I have read the Wikipedia page on Dev Anand. As I read through it, things got curious, as there is not filmography there. Very few films are mentioned, some of them I am yet to see. Zeenat Aman finds a mention as being discovered by him, but there is no mention of “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”. Also I found amiss the mention of his brothers Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand who were instrumental in his life and career. No mention of his great equation with SDB-RDB and Kishore Kumar.

There is also this line :
“Guru Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Pran, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Nargis, Kishore Kumar, S.D. Burman and R.D. Burman were his closest friends from the film industry.” If a man is known by the company he keeps, than there are no better examples.

The song I am presenting as a tribute to Dev Anand on his 97th birth anniversary is from the film “Amir Garib” (1974). The song comprises of two separate solos, by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, which are the mirror images of each other. The song picturization and the lyrics are also mirroring each other. Both songs are picturised on Dev Anand and Hema malini, singing the two solos. With colourful clothes, a beach, an open jeep on the beach, than the Swimming pool at the Sun & Sand just beyond the Juhubeach(Common in both songs, with extra’s looking like Europeans in colourful swim suits) and a park road with a tonga ride. This is a beach song, tonga song, car song swimming pool song, teasing song, pacifying song all rolled into one.

About version songs which are mirror image of each other, I can recall one song from the film “Himalaya ki god mein”
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The following three songs from “Ameer Gareeb”(1974)are already posted in the blog :

Song Date posted
Mere pyaale mein sharaab daal de phir dekh tamaasha 21 June 2009
Main aaya hoon leke saaz haathon mein 12 August 2012
Kahin janaab ko mera to intezaar nahin 3 December 2018

The post is by Peevesie’s Mom which has a synopsis of the film. Another trivia is that the first song from this movie appeared on the blog as early as 21.06.2009, within its first year.

Lata version

Kishore Kumar version

Song-Soni aur moni ki hai jodi ajeeb (Ameer Gareeb)(1974) Singer-Lata/ Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

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Lata version
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ho moni
Ho moni
soni aur moni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
soni aur moni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
ik door jaaye ik aaye qareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb

khoya phire
rangraliyon mein
galiyon mein bada shor
sunaa tere naam kaa
galiyon mein bada shor
sunaa tere naam kaa
maana tere paas hai baajaa
tu hai raajaa
magar raani binaa kis kaam kaa aa
magar raani binaa kis kaam kaa
hohohoho
apna milan ho to
badle naseeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
soni aur moni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb

aise koyi
tujh ko sataaye
tadpaaye kalejaa phat ke reh jaayeea
tadpaaye kalejaa phat ke reh jaaye
hans ke na kare piyaa baaten
mulaaqaaten
piya jal kat ke reh jaayeea
piya jal kat ke reh jaaye
hohohoho
hai mera mehboob meraa raqeeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
soni aur moni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
ik door jaaye ik aaye qareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb
saajan ameer sajni gareeb

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Kishore Kumar version :
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ho Soni
ho soni
moni aur soni ki hai jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
moni aur soni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
ik door jaaye ik aaye qareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
moni aur soni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb

khoyi phire
rangraliyon mein
galiyon mein bada shor
sunaa tere naam kaa aa
galiyon mein bada shor
sunaa tere naam kaa
maana teraa naam hai raani
mahaarai
magar raajaa binaa kis kaam kaa aa
magar raajaa binaa kis kaam kaa
hohohoho
apna milan ho to
badle naseeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
moni aur soni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb

aise koyi
tujh ko sataaye
tadpaaye kalejaa phat ke reh jaaye ae
tadpaaye kalejaa phat ke reh jaaye
hans ke na kare kabhi baaten
mulaaqaaten
jiya jalkat ke reh jaaye ae
jiya jal kat ke reh jaaye
hohohoho
mehboob meraa hai meraa raqeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
moni aur soni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
moni aur soni ki hai Jodi ajeeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb
sajni ameer saajan gareeb


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4397 Post No. : 15773

In Memory of Meena Kumari :

Mehjabeen Bano, who gained name, fame and huge popularity as Meena Kumari, was born on 1st August 1932. Child artist, tragedy queen, poet and singer, are the various attributes to her name. Had she lived to see this day, she would have been 88 today i.e. the two fat ladies of housie. Really, she was just 40 when she left this world, her temporary abode.

Honestly, I have not seen many of her movies. Some of the earlier movies like “Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam” and “Chiraag kahan aur roshni kahan” I have seen on TV longback. The unforgettable “Dil Apna aur preet praayi” and “Ghazal”, “Kaajal” , “Mere apne” and “Bahu Begum” also on TV. “Pakeeza” is the only film I have seen on the big screen and revisited in recent times. The songs of ‘Pakeeza” are embedded in mind from early childhood, even before I am conscious of listening to radio.

I belong to a family of film buffs, and the only family outings known to my parents and their brothers and sisters was going to watch movies in Theatre. Discussing about the film stars and their lives and their movies was a favourite pastime of all of them. Emphasis has always been on education, doing well in studies, but watching movies was dangled as a prize in front of us while in school. But none of them bought Records or record players as far as I know. I had not seen a record player in my life or touched one till I was in college. One of my college friend’s father had one. That was one L-P record player, kept in his room, alongwith all his prized possessions of school and college days. That was a separate room, a little far from their house where the family lived. So when exams were near and I would go to the friends place and she will take me to that room, where no one would disturb us and it was a quite place. It was in a chawl system, and that room was kept separate and maintained to be used as guest room as and when need arose. So that was my actual ‘darshan’ of a record player. We played some records available on the player sometime. Afraid of damaging it, we left it alone mostly. I recall only one or two names of those records, one of them was ‘Nasbandi” and other may have been “Dastak”.

Then there is the childhood memory of Pakeeza songs. Usually on a Sunday, one of the nieghbours on the floor above us, who had ‘ishq’ with Pakeeza songs, he would play it in on his record player. That sound has never gone away from the consciousness. Right from ‘inhi logon ne’ to ‘thhaare rahiyo’ to “chalte chalte”. Childhood impressions are very strong, there is no denying that. My knowledge of the Gujarati language also belong to the same period. Terms like “advanu nathi” (don’t touch) and “saras chhe” (Its nice) were never forgotten. It was in the BEST officers quarters, so even if we shifted houses, we were in the same building and nieghbours. The kids all played and grew up together even studied together. But we kids would never go to their house as that aunty was a stickler for neatness and cleanliness of the house and the uncle was a disciplinarian sort of person. So that explains why I never actually saw the record player that played “Pakeeza“ songs most Sundays. Let me make it clear that only the songs of Pakeeza were heard from the house and nothing else. Explains the “Ishq” of Pakeeza songs.

Now of course the record playing era is also over. Youtube is, the be all and the serve all for people like me. Meena Kumari, for me is always about her urdu diction and that voice full of emotions. Some of the material read in urdu magazine’s about her is surfacing in the mind. Like someone saying that she was the most beautiful of all the female artists of her time. Meaning, more beautiful than Madhu Bala ? it is difficult to digest. But her voice and diction is the instantly recognizable feature of her persona and more appealing than her beauty, for my generation.

So I found this song of the film “Tamasha” to post on this occasion. I was put up for this post by Peevicie’s Mom. She acted as a prompt or the catalyst for this writeup. The song is a solo of Lata Mangeshkar, picturised on Meena Kumari. Lyricist is Bharat Vyas. The music composer include Manna dey with Khemchand Prakash. It is not clear whether they composed the songs as a team or separately.

The films cast includes Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar and Kishore Kumar.

I will conclude with a factual impression about Meena Kumari, that she was like a rare flower. It bloomed fascinatingly for a long while, but could not deal with its own beauty and frailty. So it wilted fast in neglect of its soul as the real beauty was in the soul.

Hazaaron saal nargis apni be-noori pe roti hai
Tab kahin jaa ke hota hai chaman mein koyi deedawar paida…..


Song-Bhool sakey na ham tumhen aur tum to jaa ke bhool gaye (Tamaasha)(1952) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Khemchand Prakash-Manna Dey

Lyrics

Kyun Ankhiyaan bhar aayin een
kyun Phir koyi yaad aaya aaa
Aaaa aaaa
Kyun Ankhiyaan bhar aayin

Bhool sakey na ham tumhen
Aur tum to jaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen
Aur tum to jaa ke bhool gaye ae
Ro ro ke kehta hai dil
kyun dil ko lagaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen

Bewafaa
Ye kya kiyaa aa aa aa aa
Bewafaa aa
Ye kya kiyaa aa
Dil ke badle gham diyaa
Muskuraayi thhi ghadi bhar
Raat din ab roun piyaa aa
Ek pal ab chain na miley
Tum jhalak dikhaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen
Aur tum to jaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen

Kaun si thhi bairan ghadi wo
Jab ke tujh se uljhe nayan
Kaun si thhi bairan ghadi wo
Jab ke tujh se uljhe nayan
Sukh ke meethhe jhoole mein rum jhum
Jhoom uthhaa thhaa paagal sa mann
Din sunehre raatein rupehli ee eee
Tum mile main huyi magan
Aankh khuli to
Maine dekhaa
Dekhaa thhaa ek jhoothha sapan
Sapnon ke sansaar mein
Mera mann bharmaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen
Aur tum to jaa ke bhool gaye ae
Bhool sakey na ham tumhen


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 : 4155 Post No. : 15323

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 89 #
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Welcome all to this post where once again I take you all back to the songs of seventies.

I originally wanted to present this post during the ‘Diwali festival’ since this song brings back my memories of ‘Diwali vacation’ days of my childhood. L liked this song as well as the other songs from this movie.

The song is from the ‘1975 movie ‘Warrant’. I was around seven years old then when the movie was released in 1975.

‘Warrant-1975’ had Dev Anand in lead role. And today 3rd December 2019 is the eighth ‘remembrance anniversary’ (26.09.1923-03.12.2011) of actor, producer, director Dev Anand.
We pay our tributes to him and will always be grateful for some of the great roles he played in the Hindi movies and also for the memorable and everlasting music which was a part of most of his movie.

Many new Dev Anand movies were getting released in those years when I was growing, but we were not getting to watch them then. Here when I say new movies means movies like ‘Ishq Ishq Ishq’, ‘Ameer Ghareeb’, ‘Warrant’, ‘Jaaneman’, ‘Bullet’, ‘Kalaabaaz’, ‘Darling Darling’, ‘Sahib Bahadur’ etc.

Instead in our colony club’s weekly movie screening we were getting to watch many of his old ‘black and white’ movies, like ‘Sarhad’, ‘Bambai Ka Babu’, ‘Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota hai’, ‘Pocketmaar’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Teen Deviyaan’ etc.
And some the movies like ‘Shareef Badmaash’ I watched in a ‘touring talkies’ may be in 1974-75, and I think I watched some of the movies like ‘Joshilaa’, ‘Des Pardes’ during end seventies or early eighties.

I was not a big fan of Dev Anand in my childhood. But my father was a very big fan of him and because of that I became aware of his old movies and songs from them.
And I vaguely remember to have watched ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, ‘Ye Gulistaan Hamaara’, ‘Heera Panna’, and ‘Chhupa Rustam’ with my father when I was a child.

Later on, I watched many of Dev Anand movies between 1981-1988 and after that. However, for this post I am restricting myself and the discussion to the decade 1971-1980 only. In all the movies which I watched later including his ‘coloured’ and ‘black & white’ movies I always liked his acting, dialogues deliveries and his style.

However, I am still to watch many of his movies from the seventies which weren’t successful but their music was always very good.

Let us have a look at the Dev Anand movies released from 1971-1980:

Sno. Movie Title Year Passed by Censor Board Director Music Director Lyricist
1 Gambler 1971 16.02.1971 Amarjeet S.D. Burman Neeraj
2 Hare Rama Hare Krishna 1971 09.12.1971 Dev Anand R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
3 Tere Mere Sapne 1971 13.05.1971 Vijay Anand S.D. Burman Neeraj
4 Yeh Gulistaan Hamaaraa 1972 30.12.1972 Atmaram S.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
5 Banarasi Baaboo 1973 20.03.1973 Shankar Mukherjee Kalyanji-Anandji Rajinder Krishan
6 Chhupaa Rustom 1973 07.05.1973 Vijay Anand S.D. Burman Neeraj, Vijay Anand
7 Heeaa Pannaa 1973 15.11.1973 Dev Anand R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
8 Joshilaa 1973 26.09.1973 Yash Chopra R.D. Burman Sahir Ludhianvi
9 Shareef Badmaash 1973 31.03.1973 Raj Khosla R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
10 Ameer Ghareeb 1974 26.07.1974 Mohan Kumar Laxmikant-Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
11 Ishq Ishq Ishq 1974 08.11.1974 Dev Anand R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
12 Prem Shaastra 1974 08.07.1974 B.R. Ishara Laxmikant-Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
13 Warrant 1975 01.11.1975 Pramod Chakravarti R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
14 Bullet 1976 28.12.1976 Vijay Anand R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
15 Jaan-E-Man 1976 30.07.1976 Chetan Anand Laxmikant-Pyarelal Anand Bakshi
16 Darling Darling 1977 11.05.1977 Gogi Anand R.D. Burman Anand Bakshi
17 Kalaabaaz 1977 13.05.1977 Ashok Roy Kalyanji-Anandji Anand Bakshi
18 Sahib Bahaadur 1977 11.05.1977 Chetan Anand Madan Mohan Rajinder Krishan
19 Des Pardes 1978 24.04.1978 Dev Anand Rajesh Roshan Amit Khanna
20 Lootmaar 1980 27.09.1980 Dev Anand Rajesh Roshan Amit Khanna
21 Manpasand 1980 26.06.1980 Basu Chatterjee Rajesh Roshan Amit Khanna

The songs from this movie ‘Warrant-1975’ are nostalgic for me since my childhood days, and even though I had never watched this movie until I watched it online this year on ‘Diwali’ day.

I think we watched more movies in the summer vacations than the Diwali vacations, naturally because summer vacations would be longer than Diwali vacations.

I always had a very big nostalgia for the famous three movies and their songs which I remember to have watched during the Diwali festival which were released in the same year in 1974.
These are ‘Bidaai’, ‘Roti’, and ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’. I have vague memories of watching these movies with elders in the family or may be all of them viz. my grandmother (my grandfather was still against watching of movies), aunts, uncles, parents and cousins.
I have mentioned about this in my ‘song nostalgia’ on the blog here.

Later I read somewhere that these three movies were released on the same day during Diwali of that year i.e.1974 (14.10.1974, knowledgeable readers can please correct me if I am wrong). Though, now equipped with the information in HFGK if we see the dates of their being given the Censor Certificates are;
Bidaai-09.10.1974, Roti-11.10.1974 and Roti, Kapadaa Aur Makaan-13.09.1974.

And those days ‘hit’ movies always used to run over fifteen weeks to twenty-five weeks. So, people like us staying in near by towns from the city would get to watch the movies on holidays or during the vacations when all family members would visit the city where my grand parents were staying.

‘Warrant-1975’ was passed by Censor Board on 01.11.1975 and I think it was around ‘Diwali’ of that year that this movie must have hit the theatres. And that is why I am reminded of its’ song during ‘Diwali festival’ every year. (The songs from this movie were frequently played either on loud speakers or on radio then and that is why they must have made their way to my impressionable mind then.
I also remember the songs of ‘Ameer Ghareeb’ which were played frequently and I didn’t like them then and they were very irritating to me).

Well, all the three movies that I mentioned above viz. ‘Bidaai’, ‘Roti’, and ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ were declared as hit or super hit movies of that time. However, in comparison to the above movies I was under impression that the today’s movie ‘Warrant-1975’, was not a successful one, but now sources mentioned that it was among the top ten grossers of that year.

‘Warrant-1975’ was directed by Pramod Chakravarty for N.P. International, Bombay.

It was produced by N.P. Singh.

Here is again one more movie which is dedicated to the ‘police forces’ in the country;

“Dedicated to those Officers and men of our police force who suffered and sacrificed their lives so that their countrymen can live in peace”

‘Warrant-1975’ had Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Pran, Dara Singh, Ajit, Satish Kaul, Sulochana, Madan Puri, Jankidas, V.Gopal, Bunty, Aparna Choudhary, Kuljeet, Seema Kapoor, Jagdish Raj, Narbada Shankar, Praveen Paul, Rajan Kapoor, Kirti, Viju Khote, Lambha, Raja Saigal, Rajan Kumar, Manjit, Paul Sharma, Habib, Ujagar, Rajnish, Dhanna, Pehlwan, Birbal, Kirti Kumar, Devdas, Hercules, and many others.

Lalita Pawar, Joginder and Sujit Kumar make friendly appearance in this movie.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Sachin Bhowmick. Dialogues were written by Vrajendra Gaur.
Editing of this movie was done by Narinder Arora.

The movie is an interesting movie to watch except few action scenes where Dev Anand is jumping over the buildings and like that are not easy to digest’😊. They could have been avoided and fight scene suitable to Dev Anand’s image would have been much better.
All the stars perform well to their character in the movie and the movie keeps one engaged till the end.
And most importantly music of this movie is very nice and all songs are very good.

The movie had four songs written by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by R.D. Burman.
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie where Kishore Kumar had two solos and one duet with Lata Mangeshkar, and other than the duet Lata Mangeshkar had sung one solo song in this movie.
(*HFGK also mentions the name of Asha Bhonsle in the singer’s list of this movie however movie title clearly mentions the name of Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar only).

Only one song from this movie featured in the ‘annual ‘Binaca geetmala’ of 1975’ ranking at number twenty-ninth, and it improved by featuring two songs from this movie in the annual ‘Binaca geetmala of 1976 i.e. Ruk jaana o jaana at number twenty-three and ‘main tumse mohabbat karti hoon’ at number thirty-one.

And so, very rightly these two songs have already been posted on the blog and in accordance of their popularity too. 🙂

Song Posted on
Ruk jaana o jaana hamse do baatein karke chali jaana 18.09.2008
Main tumse mohabbat karti hoon 19.11.2014

Today’s song happens when Mehra (Pran) – Chief of Police and his team (read Jagdish Raj and others) are looking for Jailor Arun (Dev Anand) who is on the run with a murder accused. Police is having the information that Arun would be attending the marriage function of Pyara Singh (Dara Singh)’s sister Guddo (Seema Kapoor).

Pran plays the father of Dev Anand and is a Chief of the Police. Dev Anand being a Jailor also and son of the Police Chief is wanted by Police and is on the run. Jailor Arun had helped and eloped with the accused Dinesh and is sheltering him. The reason being that during a revolt by the prisoners and an attempt of ‘jail-break’ Dinesh saves the life of the Jailor.
Jailor (Dev Anand) wants to know that why a ‘murderer’ saved his life and when he could have run to avoid his hanging which was going to take place soon.
So our Jailor wants to know the ‘truth’ and also look for the ‘asli gunahgaar or qaatil’ of a scientist (Madan Puri), after the accused Dinesh finally breaks the ‘secret’ of his being wrongly ‘trapped’ in the ‘murder-case’ and real ‘qaatil’ and ‘culprits’ are some other people and not him.

The plot is interesting and the presentation is having all the ingredients of the ‘seventies’ movies and one can enjoy the movie and the ‘thrill’ of watching it.

Let us now enjoy the song where Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman perform in disguise (for the police and not for us – the viewers) hiding their real identity in the movie.

Zeenat Aman plays Rita Verma who is the daughter of the deceased scientist Madan Puri and is looking for the killer of her father to take revenge of her father’s death. (But here there is a ‘twist’, and I am leaving that for those interested and want to watch this movie) 😊

As mentioned above the song is composed by R.D. Burman and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi.
Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have given their voices for Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman respectively in this energetic bnagra style dance song.

I hope you will like this song and enjoy it …:)

Today also happens to the birthday of our own Khyati Ben. We wish her a very happy birthday.

Video

Audio

Song-Ladi najariya ladi chali re phuljhadi(Warrant)(1975) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
arri ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
yeh ghadi khadi hai
haathon mein
liye prem hathkadi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee
ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
yeh ghadi khadi hai
haathon mein
liye prem hathkadi
hadippa ladi

hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee

dekh rahe ho kyun saahib
aap hamaara yoon chehra
gori ka ghoonghat dekho
saajan ka dekho sehra
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

dekh rahe ho kyun saahib
aap hamaara yoon chehra
gori ka ghoonghat dekho
saajan ka dekho sehra

ek prem kahaani kehti hai
phoolon ki har ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee
ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
yeh ghadi khadi hai
haathon mein
liye prem hathkadi
hadippa ladi

hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee

hum jaise bhai jiske
khush-kismat hai woh dulhan
khade huye munh dekhte hain
pyaar mohabbat ke dushman

arre hum jaise bhai jiske
khush-kismat hai woh dulhan
khade huye munh dekhte hain
pyaar mohabbat ke dushman

haay tauba kiske chehre pe
meri nazar jaa padi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee
ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
yeh ghadi khadi hai
haathon mein
liye prem hathkadi
hadippa ladi

hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee

achcha ab chup ho jaao
mushqil hai ab kuchh kehna
aisi ek khushi hai yeh
bheeg gaye jismein naina
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

achcha ab chup ho jaao
mushqil hai ab kuchh kehna
aisi ek khushi hai yeh
bheeg gaye jismein naina

nainon se saawan bhaado ki
lag gayi jaise jhadi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi ee ee ee
ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi

ari ladi najariya ladi
chali re phuljhadi
badi shubh ghadi
yeh ghaddi khadi hai
haathon mein
liye prem hathkadi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi
hadippa ladi

——————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
——————————————–
लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी ई
अरे लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी ई
ये घडी खड़ी है
हाथों में लिए प्रेम हथकड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई

लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी
लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी
ये घडी खड़ी है
हाथों में लिए प्रेम हथकड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी

हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई

देख रहे हो क्यों साहिब
आप हमारा यूं चेहरा
गोरी का घूँघट देखो
साजन का देखो सेहरा
आ आ आ आ आ आ

देख रहे हो क्यों साहिब
आप हमारा यूं चेहरा
गोरी का घूँघट देखो
साजन का देखो सेहरा

एक प्रेम कहानी कहती है
फूलों की हर लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई
लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी
ये घडी खड़ी है
हाथों में लिए प्रेम हथकड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी

हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई

हम जैसे भाई जिसके
खुश किस्मत है वो दुल्हन
खड़े हुए मुंह देखते हैं
प्यार मोहब्बत के दुश्मन

अरे हम जैसे भाई जिसके
खुश किस्मत है वो दुल्हन
खड़े हुए मुंह देखते हैं
प्यार मोहब्बत के दुश्मन

हाए तौबा किसके चेहरे पे
मेरी नज़र जा पड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई
लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी
ये घडी खड़ी है
हाथों में लिए प्रेम हथकड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी

हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई

अच्छा अब चुप हो जाओ
मुश्किल है अब कुछ कहना
ऐसी एक ख़ुशी है ये
भीग गए जिसमें नैना
आ आ आ आ आ आ

अच्छा अब चुप हो जाओ
मुश्किल है अब कुछ कहना
ऐसी एक ख़ुशी है ये
भीग गए जिसमें नैना

नैनों से सावन भादों की
लग गयी जैसे झड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई

लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी ई

अरे लड़ी नजरिया लड़ी
चली रे फूलझड़ी
बड़ी शुभ घडी
ये घडी खड़ी है
हाथों में लिए प्रेम हथकड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी
हडीप्पा लड़ी ई ई ई ई ई


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 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 : 4155 Post No. : 15322

Hullo Atuldom

We are into the last month of 2019. There are a lot of messages being forwarded on WhatsApp and other social media platforms urging the reader to enjoy the last TEEN year in a long time to come, after this the new millennium will be on the threshold of adulthood (India has 21 as the official age at which a person is considered an adult).

Here is the first birthday post for the month. Let us all wish the “raunaq e blog”- titled bestowed on the recipient two years ago on this date- a very Happy Birthday. May she be forever healthy happy cheerful and full of life, as she has been described by Atulji and Sudhirji in their posts in the blog.

I have not gone looking for hitherto unposted Talat Mehmood songs as Atulji had suggested two years back but went with my regular practice of mixing this birthday girl with the flamboyant, evergreen, forever PACHCHEES (25) actor of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s who was forever hyperactive. And going by what the two Sutradhars of our blog have written, our birthday gal sounds to be ‘hyperactive’ and may she be forever PACHCHEES or shall I say “Aththara” (18). Wish you a very happy birthday Ben Katie a.k.a Khyatiben. Lets us have a great time today on your birthday. Let the music begin and play through the day from this end of the globe to your end.

tum jiyo hazaaron saal saal ke din hon pachaas hazaar,
sau saal jiyo tum jaan meri , or the evergreen baar baar din ye aaye.
Let all these and other birthday songs available here and elsewhere be played on loop (as kids we used to say rewind and replay the cassette). Let our dear birthday gal choose a song she likes; we shall play that too on LOOP.

Today we also remember Raju “Guide” on his 8th Remembrance Day with a song that showcases him with his typical mannerisms which I feel he adopted after around 30-35 years in the industry. That typical nod, crooked smile that made ladies go weak at the knees (or was that smile always a killer) etc. This is from the 1982 release “Swami Dada” which was produced and directed by Dev Anand and had a large cast. The ladies in the movie were Rati Agnihotri, Padmini Kolhapure (she was still a teenager), Urmila Bhatt, Sushma Seth, Naaz, Christine O’Neil, Beena, Baby Khushboo etc. The male cast was headed by Dev Anand, Mithun Chakravarty, Naseeruddin Shah, Shakti Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tom Alter, Bharat Kapoor, Sudhir etc, this was Jackie Shroff’s first credited screen appearance playing Shakti Kapoor’s confidant.

The first song from this movie was posted exactly seven years back for the same occasion; at that time, I had found this on IMDB.com –

Hari Mohan is a saintly person who organizes Hindu prayers and discourses in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. He is called “Swami Dada” by everyone. He has many followers, and devotees who throng in large numbers to hear his sermons. What they do not know that Hari Mohan is a professional thief, and is now conspiring with a young woman, and a group of orphaned children to steal the temple jewellery.

On revisiting imdb I found a little more to go with the above –
Dev Anand is one of the tapori gang, handled by Kulbhushan Kharbanda. He escapes to Western country, only to come back and see that the members of the gang living in same conditions. He, himself have become a spiritual person. Named Swami. In order to break the gang, Dev poses himself as Ringo Dada. Hence the name Swami Dada
Hari Mohan is a saintly person who organizes Hindu prayers and discourses in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. He is called “Swami Dada” by everyone. He has many followers, and devotees who throng in large numbers to hear his sermons. What they do not know that Hari Mohan is a professional thief, and is now conspiring with a young woman, and a group of orphaned children to steal the temple jewellery.

“Swami Dada” had music by RD Burman and Anjaan was the lyricist. The playback for today’s song is by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar.
Thinking of the style icon, winner of Dadasaheb Phalke award (2002), Padma Bhushan (2001), and three-time filmfare award recipient one of which was the life-time achievement in 1993, and a darling of the masses for nearly sixty years who is still an inspiration and will remain one for generations to come thanks to the legacy he has left behind. I am not trying to describe the kind of movies he was associated with or anything about his biography here. Let us just get on to the song.


Song-Galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani (Swaami Dada)(1982) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

paanch ke note mein ab kya dam hai

ho o o dus ka note cigarette ko bhi kam hai
ho o ab hare note ka mol hai kya
socho kuchh oonchi baat zara
ab baat karo toh laakhon ki
dekhenge khwaab karodon ke

galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani
ho badla hai ab daur badal jaayegi kahaani
ho ik banjaaran banegi kal mehlon ki raani
ho o o galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani
badla hai ab daur badal jaayegi kahaani
ho o ik banjaaran banegi kal mehlon ki raani
ho o o galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani

aaj sanwar ke dekha jo darpan
apni nazar se sharma gayi ee
kiske hunar ka chal gaya jaadoo
kahaan thi kahaan se kahaan aa gayi
ho mera haar

iss heere ke haar mein kya hai
apna mol toh aanko
tum kya ho kya ban sakte ho
apne dil mein jhaanko
jhoothhe nakli sapne dekhe
jhoothhe nakli sapne dekhe
asli baat na jaani ho o o

galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani
ho badla hai ab daur badal jaayegi kahaani

mil ke mere saath chalo toh
woh duniya dikhlaoon
jeete ji woh jannat kaise
milti hai batlaoon

tumko masheeha maan liya hai
ab jaana hai aur kahaan aan
tumse mile toh dekhe ujaale
varna dhuaan thhe donon jahaan
badlen hum aur yoon badlen
badlen hum aur yoon badlen
ho duniya ko hairaani ho o

galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani
ho badla hai ab daur badal jaayegi kahaani
ho ik banjaaran banegi kal mehlon ki raani
ho o o galiyon galiyon khaak bahut din humne chhaani


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Blog Day :

4137 Post No. : 15297 Movie Count :

4214

The date today is 15 november 2019. It was on this day thirty years ago (on 15 november 1989) that Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut. By a remarkable coincidence, it was on this day fifty years ago (viz on 15 november 1969) that Gundappa Vishwanath made his test debut as well.

A test match is being played today (15 november 2019) by India at Indore. It was while watching this match that I became aware that it was exactly thirty and fifty years ago that two Indian batting legends made their test debuts.

These batting legends enhanced the stature of Indian batting. Seeing their batting, lots of batting talents came up in India. If today Indian batting is regarded as the strongest among all test playing nations then Gundappa Vishwanath and Sachin Tendulkar have played inspirational and important roles in that. It was appropriate that Indian batsmen “celebrated” the occasion by dishing out a memorable batting performance today- they hammered 406 runs in one day of test cricket. Last one hour saw more than one hundred runs being scored as T20 rate.

This occasion needs to be celebrated in the blog too, with a suitable song. While searching for a suitable song, I became aware that “Awwal Number”(1990) was a movie that centered around cricket.

“Awwal Number”(1990) was produced and directed by Dev Anand. This movie had Dev Anand, Aamir Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Neeta Puri, Ekta, Sudhir Pandey, Vikram Gokhale, Parikshat Sahni, Ram Mohan, Anjan Srivastava, Bharat Bhushan, Birbal, Sameer Khakkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raj Kishore, Manmouji, Mac Mohan, Asha Sharma, Subbiraj, Ajit Vachchani, Aftab Shivdasani etc in it.

I was aware about the movie, but I was not aware that this movie was about cricket. It was not only about cricket, it even had a song about cricket. Just what the doctor ordered, as Ravi Shashstri, in his commentating avatar would have said.

Here is this song. It is sung by Udit Narayan, Amit Kumar and Bappi Lahiri. Amit Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

With this song, “Awwal Number”(1990) makes its debut in the blog.

Thanks to Prakashchandra, I have been able to watch the video of this song. The picturisation shows that this song is picturised on Dev Anand (lip syncing in Bappi Lahiri’s voice), Aditya Pancholi (Amit Kumar’s voice) and Aamir Khan (Udit Narayan’s voice).

Video


Audio

Song-Maidaan hai hara bheed se bhara (Awwal Number)(1990) Singers-Bappi Lahiri, Amit Kumar, Udit Narayan,Lyrics-Amit Khanna, MD-Bappi Lahiri
All
Chorus

Lyrics

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyar hum khade
khel shuru hoga paune gyaarah

ye hai cricket
hows that
ye hai cricket
out
ye hai cricket
not out
ye hai cricket
sixer
hahahahaha

once more
once more

koi run out hai
koi not out hai
koi team se hi baahar bechaara
ye ball ghoomti
hawa choomti
hua LBW besahaara

ye hai cricket
sixer
ye hai cricket
boundary
ye hai cricket
LBW
he he
ye hai cricket
century
hooooo
ho ho ho

googly yahaan to bumper wahaan
gend ki ajab chaalbaaziyaan
behtareen catch
jeetna hai match
fielder ki dekho kalaabaaziyaan

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm
ye hai cricket
hmmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm

aap hain jahaan
hoonga main bhi wahaan
maidaan mein milenge kahin

kyun nahin
kyun nahin
shauk aur lagan ho to
mumkin hai sab kuchh yahin
gale mein roomaal hai
kalaayi ka kamaal hai
har ada bemisaal hai
hmmmm
zara daad de
aasheerwad de
hoga naam raushan yahin

kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badh kar hai koi nahin

hmm
kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj ki baat kar
humse badhkar hai koi nahin

ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm
ye hai cricket
haan haan haan
ye hai cricket
hmm hmm hmm

maidaan hai hara
bheed se bhara
khelne chal diye gyaarah
wicket hain gade
taiyyaar hum khade
khel shuru hoga

paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah
paune gyaarah


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 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 : 4030 Post No. : 15149

Hullo to all in Atuldom

With today’s post/ song the concerned movie achieves “YYIIPPEEEEhood”- a word on the lines of adulthood; not found in any standard dictionary and a creation of this blog just like “atuldom” and “atulites”.

The movie debuted on the blog on 18th January, 2010 and has had a rather slow run on the blog. The movie itself was huge hit in its time with all its songs still on the minds and lips of HFM lovers. (I was a child and I am not sure if I have seen it in a movie hall but have seen it umpteen times on TV.) I am not going into the minute details about the movie and say that it was directed by Dev Anand for his home production. I will also not say that the songs were written by Anand Bakshi and R D Burman was the music director. But the minute the song is posted the reaction is going to be “yeh abhi baaki hai?!!!” This was the reaction to the previous post from this movie too. In fact, Guruji had wondered how that song had escaped from being posted all these years considering it was THE MOST POPULAR song from the movie. My answer to that query would be “so that we could have that wonderful post from you, Sirji.” And the bigger reaction will be “this movie is not yet YYIIPPEEEED!!!” That is why I say wonders don’t cease in this blog of ours.
We are revisiting “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” today. This movie had seven songs and six songs -one of them being a multi-version song- are already posted.

The details of the songs from the movie that have been covered earlier :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Kaanchi re kaanchi re 2268 18-Jan-10
2 Phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai Multiple version song 2838 24-Aug-10
3 Dekho o deewaanon tum ye kaam na karo 5098 4-Dec-11
4 I love you kya khushi kya hai gham 9241 4-Jan-14
5 Dum maaro dum mit jaaye gham 14829 7-Jan-19

The reason to revisit the movie today, is to wish the romantic leading lady -Mumtaz- on her 72nd birthday. She has had a journey in Bollywood that started as child star, extra, heroines’ friend etc in A- grade movies as a teenager and heroine of stunt films with Dara Singh etc. Her first adult role was that of the hero Rajendra Kumar’s sister in “Gehra Daag”. She had to wait a long time before bursting on the top heroine slot. By the time she reached the heroine slot she had played a dancer- vamp etc in “Mere Sanam”, “Khandaan”, “Kaajal’’ etc. Possibly the first time her comic side made itself felt was as ‘Meena’ in Mehmood’s “Pyar Kiye Jaa”. Her best times started with “Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti” where she was heroine to Jeetendra after which she paired him in movies like “Jigri Dost” “Khilona” “Ek Naari Ek Brahmachari” and some more with a guest appearance in “Humjoli”. First time she paired with Rajesh Khanna was in “Do Raaste” followed by “Bandhan” “Roti” “Aap Ki Kasam” etc. She paired opposite the Khan brothers – Feroz and Sanjay- in “Aadmi aur insaan” “Apradh” “Mela” “Dhadakan” “Upasana” etc. So, what I want to highlight here is that many male actors who were lead stars in the movies during the 60s, when Mumtaz played a nimble-footed dancer or second lead-heroine sought her in the 70s to be their main romantic lead; she played heroine to Rajendra Kumar in “Tangewala”. In her career that lasted till 1977 – “Aaina” with Rajesh Khanna was her last as a heroine when she took retirement from movies in favour of family life- she had acted with actors ranging from Dara Singh, Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Feroz and Sanjay Khan. She even did a movie with Amitabh Bachchan as her hero.

Let us wish our “Kaanchi” a long and healthy life. Wish you a very happy birthday Mumu a.k.a Mumtaz.


Song-Ho re ghunghroo ka bole (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

ae kaancha

haay re daiya
haay re mera
saajan woh kehlaaye
dekhte sab rah jaayen woh mera
haath pakad lai jaaye

ho re ghunghroo kaa bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole

ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiyya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jidhar se bhi guzar jaaye mera chitchor
ha aa mera chitchor
haay daiya mach jaaye galiyon mein shor
jhaanke jharokhon se goriyaan
jo dekhe ye bole,
haay mera mann dole
ho jo dekhe ye bole
haay mera mann dole
ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
mele mein akele mohe sang lai jaaye
mohe sang lai jaaye
kaanch ki pachrangi choodiyaan pehnaaye
jhumke bhi lai de bazaar se
jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho jab bole haan bole
na munh se na bole
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho woh aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyyaan mora
ho re ghunghroo ka bole re

tere jaisa
haan uuu hun
tere jaisa nahin
tere jaisa nahin re
haa aa aisa nahin re
haay raama koi mere jaisa nahi re
hai koi toh aaye saamne
mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho mera dil dhadka de
lat uljhi suljha de
ho ho re ghunghroo ka bole
aisa ho wo aisa ho
mera ghunghta jo khole
arre kora kora gora gora
baanka chhora saiyan mora
ho re ghungharoo ka bole re


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 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 : 4007 Post No. : 15112

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 39
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Today’s movie falling under ‘ten-year challenge’ is ‘Banarasi Babu-1973’.

First song from this movie, the title song was represented on the blog ten years ago on this day (8 july 2009).

The other movies represented on the blog on this day are;

Movie title-Year Remarks
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar-1978 All Songs covered
Banarasi Babu-1973 03 of 07 songs posted
Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati-1969 05 songs covered
Aashiq-1962 All Songs covered
Bhaabhi Ki Choodiyaan-1961 All Songs covered
Mirza Sahiban-1947 All Songs covered

‘Banarasi Babu-1973’ was directed by Shankar Mukherjee for ‘Alankar Chitra’, Bombay’. Shankar Mukherjee was also the producer of this movie.

It had Dev Anand, Rakhi, Yogita Bali, Jeevan, Veena, Manorama, I.S.Johar, Bhagwan, Maruti, Rashid Khan, Rajan Haksar, Shivraj, Polson, S.N.Tripathi, Raj Rani, Brahm Bharadwaj, Kavi Babu, Dhanna, Bhushan Tiwari, Uttam Raj, Jerry, Raj Ratan Malhotra, Qamar Ali, Pradeep Dasgupta, Bhola, Nazeer Kashmiri, Jamini Babu, Neela Rai, Pahalwan, C.K.Dubey, and Miss Kamal Rai. Faryal makes a special appearance in this movie.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by K.A. Narayan. Dialogues for this movie were written by Rakesh Pant. The editing of this movie was done by Babu Lavande.

This movie had total seven songs (including one multiple version song). All of its songs were written by Rajinder Krishan, and music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.
Lata Mangeshkar had sung three solo songs, Kishore Kumar had two solo and Asha Bhonsle had one solo songs in this movie. The movie had one duet song sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.03.1973.

I remember to have watched this movie during my childhood but I have forgotten most of it by now except its songs. I liked Bure bhi ham bhale bhi ham…ham hain Banarasi Babu very much then, perhaps because of its catchy tune. I had even memorized this song then and I remember it even today. That also happened to be the most popular song from this movie which finished at thirtieth number in the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala list’ of 1973.

I also recall that other songs from this movie were also nice and they were frequently heard on radio or loud speakers. Like, ‘mere peecche ek ladki’ (multiple version song, posted on 03.12.2017), ‘aap yahaan se jaane ka kya loge’, ‘tauba tauba sharaab badnaam ho gayi’, ‘qamar meri lattoo’, and the today’s song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’.

I was under the impression that these songs must have been covered earlier so it came as a surprise to me when I found that they are yet to be posted on the blog.

For today’s post I have selected the song ‘koi koi raat aisi hoti hai’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which a nice hummable song. It is a regular on radio even today.
This song is lip synced by Rakhi on screen and we can see Dev Anand also present there, for whom Rakhi is singing the song but she is not aware that this Dev Anand is not the same that she is looking for. 🙂

Let us now enjoy this song …

Video

Audio

Song-Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai (Banarasi Babu)(1973) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Raushni diye ki bhi
bairi lagey
Bairi lagey
Bairi ee lagey
Chandaa ki chaandni bhi
zehri lagey
Zehri lagey
Zehri ee lagey ae
Sej bhi hai kaliyon se mehki huyi
Nainon mein nindiya hai behki huyi
Aur aane waale aa ke bhi naa aaye
Ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

Bekhudi dheere dheere
laayi wahaan
Laayi wahaan
Laayi ee wahaan
Beqaraari ee mein bhi mazaa
aaye jahaan
Aaye jahaan
Aaye ae jahaan
Aanchal bhi sar se dhalakne lagaa
Umangon ka saagar chhalakne lagaa
Koi palkon ko aa ke jhukaaye ae ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Jo dil se zubaan tak
laayi naa jaaye
Aankhon se chhupaayi bhi naa jaaye ae ae
Koi koi raat aisi hoti hai ae
Jismein koi baat aisi hoti hai ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए

कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

रौशनी दिए की भी
बैरी लगे
बैरी लगे
बैरी ई लगे
चन्दा की चांदनी भी
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी लगे
ज़हरी ई लगे
सेज भी है कलियों से महकी हुयी
नैनों में निंदिया है बहकी हुयी
और आने वाला आ के भी ना आये
ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए

बेखुदी धीरे धीरे
लायी वहाँ
लायी वहाँ
लायी ई वहाँ
बेक़रारी ई में भी मज़ा
आये जहां
आये जहां
आये ए जहां
आँचल भी सर से ढलकने लगा
उमंगो का सागर छलकने लगा
कोई पलकों को आ के झुकाए ए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
जो दिल से ज़ुबान तक
लायी ना जाए
आँखों से छुपायी भी ना जाए ए ए
कोई कोई रात ऐसी होती है ए ए
जिसमे कोई बात ऐसी होती है ए ए


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 : 3883 Post No. : 14910

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 12
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Ten years ago, this day in 2009, the film ‘Darling Darling’ made its debut on our blog. This 1977 production from Fortune Films International, has six songs. The song that brought in this film to our blog is the Kishore Kumar favorite – “Aise Na Mujhe Tum Dekho”.

Then, over the past decade, only one more song of this film was added. And now, in the 10 Year Challenge series, we are bringing on the third song of this film. An interesting side thought – maybe in the years to come, this blog and its data, relating to various stats, as well as patterns of how the films went from debut to yippee, will become fodder for PhD research projects at universities that have film studies departments. Research scholars will be analyzing such data to find correlations between the patterns of appearance of the songs of a film, and the perceived quality of its music, and its popularity curve. Interesting food for thought, right?

This 1977 film of Dev Anand, is not his own Navketan production. It was still the 1970s, and despite a descending graph, Dev Anand was still in demand enough to be called upon by other friendly production houses to play the lead role. In 1977, he was in his 54th year, and still going strong as the hero.

The film, from the banner of Fortune Films International, was directed by Gogi Anand. The star cast of this film reveals many a names which can be considered as fixtures in Dev Anand films; check out the names – Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Mehmood, Jeevan, Nadira, Dhiraj Kumar, Poonam, Durga Khote, Sajjan, Helen, Ranjan, Raj Verma, Shivraj, Shaifali, V Gopal, Jankidas, Hercules, Jhankna Desai, Geeta Khanna, Juliyan, Baby Guddi, Baby Padmini, Monto, Sheikh, Beerbal, Shahid Bijnauri, and Dhanna.

This song is performed in a mental asylum – a device that is used by directors to inject free format comic relief into the storyline. Dev Anand and Mehmood are leading the song performance. Dev Anand is sporting a full  beard as part of a disguise, and Mehmood appears in a tie and his birthday suit – well, almost 🙂 . As the song progresses, one realizes that they are on a search and rescue mission of some sort, as we see interludes of familiar faces as captives under duress. We get fleeting glimpses of Zeenat Aman, Sajjan and Nadira. We have already had a glimpse of Jeevan, in the very first scene of this song, leaving the premises with a large suitcase in his hand. One can also identify junior actor Sheikh, just behind Dev Anand and Mehmood, as the opening lines of this song are being rendered. I am sure there are more junior artists in this crowd of ‘mad’ persons which can be named, but I am not able to identify more.
[Note: Regulars will recall actor Sheikh – he has performed on screen, the iconic qawwaali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne“, in the film ‘Al Hilal’ (1958).]

The song is penned by Anand Bakshi and the music composition is by RD Burman. The singing voices are of Kishore Kumar and Mehmood.

This brings on the third song of this film – across a span of ten years. 🙂

Song – O Laila, Tujhe Dhoondhe Tera Chhaila  (Darling Darling) (1977) Singer – Kishore Kumar, RD Burman, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – RD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

haa haa haa haa haa haa
ye sach hai
ya filmi gaana hai

ye duniya kya hai
ye duniya paagal khaana hai
paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
arre ye duniya kya hai
ye duniya paagal khaana hai
paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
jitney baahar hain
un ko ik din andar aana hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
arre jitney baahar hain
un ko ik din andar aana hai
hai hai hai

kahin na kahin
yahaan ya wahaan
arre kahaan
wahaan
yahaan
wahaan
yahaan nahin
wahaan nahin
wahaan nahin
yahaan nahin
wahaan

jamuna ke teer
laila ko dhoondhe
jamuna ke teer
laila ko dhoondhe
jamuna ke teer
jamuna ke teer
jamuna ke teer
kya bolne ka kamaal hai sachchi

is dil mein
ya is ghar mein
is dil mein
ya is ghar mein
kahin na kahin
arre aag lagi hai

arre dhuaan hi dhuaan hai bhai dhuaan

is mein sabko jal jaan hai
paagal khaana hai
arre paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
ke jitney baahar hain
un ko yak din andar aana hai
hai hai hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

hum premee hain deewaane nahin hain
hum panchhi hain parwaane nahin hain
hum premee hain deewaane nahin hain
hum panchhi hain parwaane nahin hain
hum ud jaayenge
humko jakad lo
zanzeeren laao
laao laao
in ko jakad lo
jakad lo

mushkil hum ko samjhaana hai
paagal khaan hai
arre paagal khaane ke andar ik paagal khaana hai
ke jitney baahar hain
un ko yak din andar aana hai
hai hai hai
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa
o laila..aa
tujhe dhoondhe tera chhaila..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ

ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला

हाहा हा हा हा हा हा
ये सच है
या फिल्मी गाना है

ये दुनिया क्या है
ये दुनिया पागलखाना है
अरे ये दुनिया क्या है
ये दुनिया पागलखाना है
पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
जितने बाहर हैं
उन को इक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला
अरे जितने बाहर हैं
उन को इक दिन अंदर आना है
है है है

कहीं ना कहीं
यहाँ या वहाँ
अरे कहाँ
वहाँ
यहाँ
वहाँ
यहाँ नहीं
वहाँ नहीं
वहाँ नहीं
यहाँ नहीं
वहाँ

जमुना के तीर
लैला को ढूँढे
जमुना के तीर
लैला को ढूँढे
जमुना के तीर
जमुना के तीर
जमुना के तीर
क्या बोलने का कमाल है सच्ची

इस दिल में
या इस घर में
इस दिल में
या इस घर में
कहीं ना कहीं
अरे आग लगी है

अरे धुआँ हि धुआँ हैं भई धुआँ

इस में सबको जल जाना है
पागलखाना है
अरे पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
के जितने बाहर हैं
उन को यक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला

हम प्रेमी हैं दीवाने नहीं हैं
हम पंछी हैं परवाने नहीं हैं
हम प्रेमी हैं दीवाने नहीं हैं
हम पंछी हैं परवाने नहीं हैं
हम उड़ जाएँगे
हमको जकड़ लो
ज़ंजीरें लाओ
लाओ लाओ
इनको जकड़ लो
जकड़ लो

मुश्किल हमको समझाना है
पागलखाना है
अरे पागलखाने के अंदर इक पागलखाना है
के जितने बाहर हैं
उन को यक दिन अंदर आना है
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला॰॰आ
ओ लैला॰॰आ
तुझे ढूँढे तेरा छैला


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 : 3825 Post No. : 14829

Wonder pe Thunder !

Today’s song is from film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (1971). When I found that this very popular and famous song of the early 70s was yet to be covered in the blog, my first reaction was to disbelieve it. I was almost sure that there was some mistake. I scanned the entire ‘H’ alphabet film list, bur could not see this song under any heading. Then I checked the year wise and MD wise lists – with same result. I was wondering how this song has escaped from the keen eyes of our contributors, who are specialists in the songs of the 70s ! At the end of it, I even checked with Atul ji, who confirmed that the song, indeed, was yet to be covered by us. This was a bonanza for me.

This is one of the songs of RD Burman, which I liked very much. Comparatively, he was one of the new composers in those times – in my opinion – though he had already done about 40 films before ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (HRHK). In last few years I had liked few songs from his earlier films like ‘Parichay’ (1972), ‘Seeta aur Geeta’ (1972), ‘Caravan’ (1971), ‘Kati Patang’ (1970) and ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). However, he suffered in my hands, due to my biased view of film songs of the period of 70s and beyond and except few more songs of RD Burman, I never liked his music, which in general I felt, was too loud and mostly copied from other sources (see several U-Tube videos on this issue, as a proof). However, I concede that he was a worthy son of a worthy composer compared to some other composer-son composers and that his music was much better than theirs and that he lasted for a longer period, cut short only by his sudden death in 1994, at the age of 55 years.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and chorus and its video shows that it was sung on screen by a Hippie Girl (Zeenat Aman) amidst a smoking Hippie crowd. Somewhere in the year 1966, I had visited Goa (Panaji) to participate in a conference. During my visit, we had 2 free days and we roamed around the beautiful beaches of Goa. Goa had been liberated from the Portuguese about 6 years back and the Indian tourists did not have enough time yet to spoil the beaches and cities of Goa. So we could really enjoy our trip. During our beach visits we saw many Hippie groups, behaving in a ‘who cares’ attitude on the beaches. No wonder, many of my colleagues took their photographs to show in their respective private circles. That was a time when the Hippie culture had spread around the world.

Hippie (also spelled hippy) people were members of a counter cultural movement during the 1960s and 1970s, that rejected the mores of mainstream American life. The movement originated on college campuses in the United States, and also spread to other countries. Hippies felt alienated from middle-class society, which they saw as dominated by materialism and repression, and they developed their own distinctive lifestyle. They favoured long hair and casual, often unconventional, attire, sometimes in ‘psychedelic’ colours.

Many males grew beards, and both men and women wore sandals and beads. Long flowing granny dresses were popular with women, and rimless granny glasses with both men and women. Hippies commonly took up communal or cooperative living arrangements, and they often adopted vegetarian diets based on unprocessed foods and practiced holistic medicine. Hippies tended to be dropouts from society, foregoing regular jobs and careers, although some developed small businesses that catered to other hippies.

Hippies advocated non-violence and love, a popular phrase being “Make love, not war,” for which they were sometimes called ‘flower children’. They promoted openness and tolerance as alternatives to the restrictions and regimentation they saw in the middle-class society. Hippies often practiced open sexual relationships and lived in various types of family groups. They commonly sought spiritual guidance from sources outside the Judeo-Christian tradition, particularly Buddhism and other Eastern religions. Hippies promoted the recreational use of hallucinogenic drugs, particularly marijuana and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), in so-called head trips, justifying the practice as a way of expanding consciousness.

By the mid-1970s the movement had waned, and by the 1980s hippies had given way to a new generation of young people who were intent on making careers for themselves in business and who came to be known as yuppies (young urban professionals). Nonetheless, hippies continued to have an influence on the wider culture, seen, for example, in more relaxed attitudes toward sex, in the new concern for the environment, and in a widespread lessening of formality.

Film HRHK was Dev Anand’s idea. Initially, he wanted Zahida to become its Heroine. She, however rejected the offer when she learnt that in the film, she would be Dev’s sister – Jasbir. Dev Anand also wanted SD Burman to do the music. When Dada heard the original story, in which Zeenat falls in love with Dev, not knowing that he was her brother, Dada flatly refused the film and also advised Dev to change the story, as Indian public would be averse to an incest story. Eventually RD Burman was selected as MD.

Similarly, this song – “Dum Maaro Dum” was originally to be a duet of Usha Uthup and Lata Mangeshkar. Possibly Asha Bhosle, who was on the verge of leaving OPN and joining RD Burman (who had applied for a divorce with Rita –  his wife) scuttled the plan and the song came to Asha as a solo and another duet with usha Uthup. RD burman then changed the whole tune of the song, using Asha’s skill of singing in higher pitches.

All songs of this film became popular, especially “Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka Sabka Kehna Hai” and “Dum Maaro Dum” were heard everywhere. The lyrics of the song “Dum Maaro Dum” were very apt to indicate and describe the philosophy and frustration of the younger generation in that period –

duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyun
sabne hamara kiya kya

All this clearly indicated what was eating the minds of young people.

Fortunately, 70s was the period when the Hippie culture was on decline worldwide. As such, this type of philosophy and such cult did not fit into the Indian mind set in any case. Therefore, this culture did not grow much here and had a natural end – like everywhere else in the world.

Two interesting anecdotes about this film. One, Dev Anand in his autobiography -“Romancing With Life “, published in 2007, had confessed that during this film, he had fallen in love with Zeenat. He was to make a confession to her, when he learnt that she had gone very close to Raj Kapoor. In one party, he also saw Raj kapoor hugging Zeenat and she was responding to him. Dev was disillusioned. He knew that Zeenat was keen to work in RK’s film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, and that all this was due to that only. He simply removed her thought from his mind.

Second is about the Burmans. In the program ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’, Pancham narrated that – “Papa used to go for morning walk everyday in Juhu. People recognised him and would say, look, SD Burman is going. One day he came back very excited. He told me, today people recognised me and said, Look RD Burman’s father is going. Papa was proud of me that my music in HRHK was famous and popular.”

Nandu Chawathe- a leading fiddler and violinist was associated with Pancham in those days. This person – Nandu Chawathe, was a guest in one of our get togethers of Atulites in Mumbai, thanks to one of our members Nitin ji Shah. He had played some songs on his violin in that meeting,  Chawathe says that Dev Anand was very much upset, when Asha replaced Lata and Pancham took time to compose the new tune for Asha Bhosle. The final product, however, pleased Dev Anand.

The story of the film, as given in wiki, is –

In the background of the rise of the International Hare Krishna movement in the 1970s, is a Montreal-based family of the Jaiswals, consisting of mom, dad, son, Prashant, and daughter, Jasbir. Due to differences, Mr and Mrs Jaiswal separate, leaving Jasbir with dad, and Prashant with his mom. Eventually Prashant and his mom travel to India, leaving father and daughter behind in Montreal. Mr. Jaiswal remarries, and brings his new wife to live in his home. Jasbir is told by her nanny that her mother & brother are dead. Back in India Prashant is sent to a boarding school and his father makes sure that none of Prashant’s letters reach Jasbir, so that it would be easy on her part to get over emotional trauma. Jasbir is upset with her inconsiderate step-mother and ignorant father who is deeply immersed in his business.

Years later, Prashant has grown up to be a pilot. He has received a letter from his dad that Jasbir, who had rebelled and left home, is now located in Kathmandu, Nepal, with a group of hippies. Prashant decides to find his sister and hopefully get her back to the family. When Prashant lands in Kathmandu he does not find Jasbir, but instead finds Janice, who is indeed his sister with a new name. Janice has no recollection of her childhood, and is always in the company of hippies spending most of her time consuming alcohol & drugs with them.

Janice lives with the hippies in the property rented out by local landlord Drona. Drona’s real business is stealing ancient artifacts from Kathmandu and selling it to foreign nationals. Michael, one of the hippies, is the one who does all the dirty work for him. Janice’s boyfriend Deepak misunderstands that Prashant is trying to woo Janice, hence they exchange a few blows every time they meet. Meanwhile, Drona has an eye on Shanti, a local salesgirl working in one of the shops owned by him. Shanti has feelings for Prashant which creates one more enemy for him. Later Prashant and Shanti elope and get married. At the same time a precious idol is stolen from local temple by Michael, which he hides in Janice’s house. Prashant secretly observes all this. Drona tries to frame Shanti for theft by secretly planting another stolen artifact in her house. Later he spreads the word that since the day Prashant has arrived idols are being stolen and he is stalking local girls.

The police commissioner is a friend of Prashant’s father, and has already received a letter stating the purpose of Prashant’s visit to Kathmandu. He suspects that Drona is trying to frame Prashant because he has married Shanti. He gets a search warrant for the entire property of Drona and recovers a diary which has contact details of his friends abroad who help him sell the stolen artifacts. The police also recover the stolen artifact from Shanti’s home, squarely blaming Prashant for it. Shanti is deeply hurt by this and looks around for Prashant. Prashant meanwhile is with Janice, trying to convince her that he is her brother, who she had been told dead long back. Michael overhears the conversation & conspires to put the blame on the brother-sister duo. Taking advantage of the situation Drona and Michael instigate the locals against Prashant by framing him for the theft and duping Shanti under pretext of marriage. The hippies and the locals are now ready to bash Prashant the moment they come across him.

When Prashant again tries to meet Janice, the hippies give him a solid thrashing. The police commissioner intervenes and Prashant is saved. At the same time the true face of Drona is uncovered and he meets his end trying to run away from police. Janice sees that both her parents have arrived to meet her and realizes that Prashant is indeed her brother. Janice is deeply hurt that her parents had to see her in this state. She runs away from them and commits suicide. In her suicide note she tells Prashant how deeply she loved him and she never intended him to find her in this state and suicide was the only way out for her.

‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (released on 9-12-1971) was a Landmark film for Navketan – a film production company, which could boast of a world record (yet unbeaten) that the company was run for 62 years by the same person who established it in 1949 ! The cult song “Dum Maaro Dum” became so popular that no function was complete without this song for the next 10 years! Enjoy this song here today…..

[Author’s Note: The article uses information from books ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil’ and ‘Music Beyond Boundaries’, Wiki, The Hindu and my notes].

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Dum Maro Dum, Mit Jaayen Gham  (Hare Rama Hare Krishna) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, Music – RD Burman
Female Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

hush..shh..shh..shh

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

pa..aa pa ra pa pa tu tu tu
aa..aa ee..ee
ta raa ta raa ta raa ta raa raa..aa

duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyon
sab ne hamaara kiya kya
duniya ne hum ko diya kya
duniya se hum ne liya kya
hum sab ki parvah karen kyon
sab ne hamaara kiya kya

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaayen gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

hush..shh..shh..shh

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaaye gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

chaahe jiyenge marenge
hum na kisi se darenge
hum ko na roke zamaana
jo chaahenge hum karenge

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa

dum maaro dum..mm..mmaaaa
mit jaayen gham..mm..mmaaaa
bolo subah shaa..aam
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram
hare krishn hare ram

———————————————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————-
हश॰॰शश॰॰शश॰॰शश

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

पा॰॰आ प र पा पा तु तु तु
आ॰॰आ ई॰॰ई
त रा त रा त रा त रा रा॰॰आ

दुनिया ने हमको दिया क्या
दुनिया से हमने लिया क्या
हम सबकी परवाह करें क्यों
सब ने हमारा किया क्या

आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

हश॰॰शश॰॰शश॰॰शश

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम

चाहे जिएंगे मरेंगे
हम ना किसी से डरेंगे
हमको ना रोके ज़माना
जो चाहेंगे हम करेंगे

आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰ आ॰॰

दम मारो दम॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
मिट जाएँ ग़म॰॰मम्म॰॰मम्मआ॰॰आ
बोलो सुबह शा॰॰आम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम
हरे कृष्ण हरे राम


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