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

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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 93 # Remembering Lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri
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(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri # 3)

In one of my posts on the blog I had mentioned that the month of ‘June’ had many important days or anniversaries of film personalities (and the team members of this blog too).

Today 29th June is the ‘Remembrance Day’ of lyricist Gauhar Kanpuri. He passed away in the year 2002. He was active during the decade of seventies and thereafter till his death in 2002.

As per information available online he wrote lyrics for many songs of Hindi movies (more than one hundred fifty songs for around fifty-six movies). The detailed information about his filmography needs to be compiled. Also, I could not find much detailed information about his biography. (I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the information available on him).

He wrote the famous title song of ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’, then songs for the movies like ‘Zakhmee-1975’, ‘Do Khiladi-1976’, ‘Phir Janam Lenge Ham-1977’, ‘Haiwaan-1977’, ‘Dada-1978’, ‘Dulha Bikta Hai-1982’, ‘Woh Jo Haseena-1983’, and many others, and including ‘Baazigar-1993’ of the nineties.

I may have missed some of his movies where the songs were popular, but then, as I said above, the list of his filmography needs to be compiled from authentic sources.

Today’s song is from the movie “Shikshaa-1978”. All songs for this movie were written by him. Music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.

I have mentioned it in my earlier post here that there are many Bappi Lahiri compositions before early eighties or his ‘pre-Himmatwaala period which are very nice and needs to be discussed here. And in this case like in this movie ‘Shikshaa-1978’ we have the frequently heard ‘yaari hai phoolon se meri yaari hai’ sung by Bappi Lahiri and the gem ‘teri chhotisi ek bhool ne’ sung by Yesudas and other songs.

But, for today’s presentation I have selected this beautiful ‘Raam ‘Bhajan’ sung by Chandrani Mukherjee which I think was a lesser heard song from this movie. I was also not aware of this song till few weeks before and had not heard it earlier. And when I listened to it first time and second time and more it keeps growing on and I liked this song very much.

Gauhar Kanpuri has a long association with Bappi Lahiri and most of his works have compositions by Bappi Lahiri.

For this post I have compiled his list of movies with Bappi Lahiri in the decade of 1971 to 1980 where they had nine movies together;

Sno. Title Year Date Lyricist BLOG
1 Nanha Shikari 1973 16.04.1973 S.H. Bihari, Yogesh, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
2 Zakhmee 1975 15.05.1975 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
3 Sangraam 1976 21.12.1976 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasan Puri Y
4 Haiwaan 1977 03.10.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri, Hasrat Jaipuri, Pradeep Roychaudhari, Amit Khanna, Dada Ji Y
5 Phir Janam Lenge Ham 1977 23.06.1977 Gauhar Kanpuri Y
6 Pratima Aur Paayal 1977 03.09.1977 Rajkavi Tulsi, Shivkumar Saroj, Indeevar, Gauhar Kanpuri
7 Khoon Ki Pukaar 1978 29.05.1978 Hasrat Jaipuri, Gauhar Kanpuri Y
8 Shikshaa 1978 28.12.1978 Gauhar Kanpuri
9 Jaan E Bahaar 1979 10.08.1979 Gauhar Kanpuri Y

“Shikshaa-1978” was directed by S. Ramnathan for ‘New Horizon Films, Bombay’. It had Rajkiran, Benjamin Gilani, Shashi Saxena, Jagdeep, Iftekhar, Urmila Bhatt, Pinchoo Kapoor, Krishna Dhawan, Surendra Kumar, Vikrant Taneja, Viju Khote, Brijen Mohan, Babbanlal and others. This movie introduced Sushma Verma, Master Sandeep and Bina Banerjee.
Bhagwan, Mukri, Jairaj, Shobha Khote, Pilu Wadia and Ritu Kamal made a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie had total five songs plus one music track as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). The lyrics for the songs (all songs) were penned by Gauhar Kanpuri.

As mentioned above music was composed by Bappi Lahiri (assisted by Bansari Lahiri, Anil & Arun).

Arti Mukherjee, Anuradha Paudwal, Bappi Lahiri, Chandrani Mukherjee, Shailendra Singh and Yesudas had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.12.1978.

Let us now enjoy today’s song – a soulful rendition by Chandrani Mukherjee and lip synced on screen by Bina Banerjee. Also seen in picturization of this song are Benjamin Gilani, Rajkiran, Master Sandeep and others.

With this song the movie “Shikshaa-1978” makes its debut on the blog…

Audio

Video

Song-Jehi vidhi raakhe Raam tehi vidhi rahiye (Shiksha)(1978) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
ho ho ho o o o o o
ho o ho o
ham to khilaune maati ke hain
nirbal aur kamzor
haare koyi maane yaa naa maane ae ae
uske haathon hai sabki dor
honi hoke rehti hai
koyi laakh machaaye shor
raaamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
o ho ho o
o o o o o
ho o ho o
tan ki ye doori hai majboori
tum to ho man ke saans
swaami saanson ke har taar mein tum ho o
jeewan ke saathi tum hamaar
aanaa jaana
milnaa bichhadnaa
hai daataa ke haath
raamaa
jehi vidhi raakhe ae raam
tehi vidhi rahiye
sukhon ko jo apnaa kahiye
dukhon ko bhi sahiye
raamaa aa
jehi vidhi raakhe raam
tehi vidhi rahiye

raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam
raam siyaa raam
raaja raam
jai jai raam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हम तो खिलौने माटी के है
निर्बल और कमज़ोर
हारे कोई माने या ना माने ए
उसके हाथों है सबकी डोर
होनी होके रहती है
कोई लाख मचाये शोर
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
ओ हो ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तन की ये दूरी है मजबूरी
तुम तो हो मन के साँस
स्वामी साँसों के हर तार में तुम हो ओ
जीवन के साथी तुम हमार
आना जाना
मिलना बिछड़ना
है दाता के हाथ
रामा
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये
सुखों को जो अपना कहिये
दुखों को भी सहिये
रामा आ
जेहि विधि राखे राम
तेहि विधि रहिये

राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम
राम सिया राम
राजा राम
जय जय राम


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“Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) was produced by Prakash Agrawal and directed by Prakash Kapoor for Nav Chitra Bombay. This movie had Sachin,Sarika, Jagdeep,Paintal, Indrani Mukherjee, Pinchoo Kapoor, Madan Puri, Kanhaiya Lal, Lalita Pawar, Manju Bansal, Rajguru, Bhagwan Dada, Mushtaq merchant, Manhar Desai, Viju Khote, Renu, Ram Avtar, Bhagwan Sinha, Munshi Munnaka, Satyabhan Sinha, Pappu, Rasool, Sheikh, Ramesh Goel, Anu Dhavan, Sangeeta Bhosle, Deependra, Ashok.L.,Sattar Bhai, Manohar, Subhash Ohri, Baijnath, Masterjee, Ashat Kapoor, Vinod Sharma, B.C.Mahor, Sitaram, Aslam Khan, Satya Devi, Khushal, Raaj Anand, Rustum-e-Hind, Suresh Jain, Ashok Bhatia, with friendly appearances by Padma Khanna, Junior Mehmood, Asrani and Dheeraj Kumar.

Today (29 june 2020) is the 18th remembrance day of Gauhar Kanpuri.

I associate the name of Gauhar Kanpuri with the “Zakhmi”(1975) songs Abhi abhi thi dushmani and Jalta hai jiya mera. He also penned some other well known songs such as Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya (Do Khilaadi)(1976) , Allah karam karna Maula tu reham karna (Dada)(1978), Tumhe geeton mein dhaaloongaa (Saawan Ko Aane Do)(1979) etc. He continued to write lyrics for movies well into 1980 and even 1990s, but I remember him mostly for his songs of 1970s mentioned earlier.

As a tribute to Gauhar Kanpuri, here is the first (out of 5 songs) song from “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Runa Laila and Anand Kumar Chitragupta. Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri. The song is picturised on Sachin, Sarika, Jagdeep and Kanhaiyalal. Sachin and Jagdeep share Rafi’s voice while Kaanhaiyalal lip syncs in Anand Kumar Chitragupta’s voice.

The picturisation is supposed to be a romantic cum comedy song, but I find the picturisation a big let down. Moviegoers of those days (inlcuding I myself) had wisely kept away from patronising this movie and the movie deservedly flopped at the box office.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Jaan e Bahaar”(1979) makes its debut in the blog.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Maar gayo re rasgulla ghumaaiy ke (Jaan e Bahaar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Runa Laila, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Rafi + Runa Laila
Rafi + Anand Kumar Chitragupta
All

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hha hha hhhaa hhaa
hha hha hhhaa hhaa

maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey hey ehhey hey ehhey ehhey hey ae ae

suno dilrubaa
mujhe kya huaa
nashe mein khataa ho to
gusshaa na karnaa..aaa

suno to sanam
tumhein hai qasam
zamanaa buraa hai
tum aisshaa na karnaa
to phir main kya karoon dildaar
intezaar
hha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey

rasgullaaa…aaaa…aaaa
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhey ehhey hhey ehhey hhey hey

na chaman mein aen
sukhoon miltaa hai
na veerane mein aen aen aen aen
chaain mil jaayega Baby tere
mil jaane mein aen

mere honewaale sasurjee
mehnat gayi bekaar
intezaar

hhey maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hhey maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey hey

na gaane aaye hain
na bajaane aaye hain
yahaan apni bigdi banaane aaye hain
qawwali mein lorie sunaane aaye hain aen
muqaddar hai soyaa jagaane aaye hain
mere honewaale sasurjee
mehanat gayi bekaar
intezaar
ahha maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey
hhaa maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey ehhey hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey

rasgullaa
pehlaa doojaa
jo baapji ne maaraa to
seh gaye hain hum
rasgulla
prem bharaa
jo aap jee ne

jo aap jee ne
nahin nahin nahin nahin
jo aap jee maara to
reh gaye hain hum

to phir main kyaa karoon jaan-e-bahaar
pyaar
hho maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgulla ghumaayike
maar gayo rey
hho maar gayo rey
hhaan maar gayo rey
rasgullaa ghumaayike
maar gayo rey

hho maar gayo rey ehhy hhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ae ehhey hey ae
hho maar gayo rey he ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae
hhaa maar gayo rey ehhey ehhey ehhey ehhey hey ae


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusaist 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.

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Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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Blog Day : 3558 Post No. : 14271

“Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) was directed by Avtar Bhogal for Punch Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Anil Dhawan, Zaahira, Utpal Dutt, Indrani Mukherji, Ifthikar, Achla Sachdev, Anwar Hussain, Brahm Bhardwaj, Prabhu Dayal, Birbal, B Bhalla, Mama, Pushpanjali, Manorama, Sudama, Shreedhar Naik, Sunil Hattangadi, Madhu, Madhavi, Dolly, Sitara, V Gopal, with Anjali Kadam (guest appearance), and Dharmveer (new discovery) and Ajit Singh (new discovery).

Raja, while discussing an earlier song from the movie, had given an overview of the story of this movie. Here is what he had to say about this movie:-

Vijay Arora (Anil) and Zaheera (Tina) are madly in love with each other. But he’s from a poor family, she’s from a rich family. Though their parents object, Zaheera’s grandfather (Utpal Dutt) is more modern in his thinking. He suggests they could have a “trial marriage” for a couple of months to see whether their love could really stand the test of life’s real tribulations. They’d have to live on Anil’s meagre earnings. And they’d get to spend only the daytime together, nights would have to be in respective homes.

The story then goes on to show how they cope with these conditions. How their families try to separate them through misunderstanding. And how, finally (it being a Hindi movie), their love prevails against all odds.

I remember finding the movie ok. Not excellent but watchable. But then I usually start watching such movies with zero expectations anyway so I’m rarely disappointed. ? At least it had some sort of a storyline and wasn’t the typical masala movie of the times.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these four songs covered in the past :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Saathi milte hain badi mushqil se 6361 5-Aug-12
Mere dil mein teri tasweer sada rehti hai 8461 3-Aug-13
Aa jaao ke mil kar badlen 12794 10-Jan-17
Pyaar se tum miley mil gayi har khushi 14267 14-Apr-18

Here is the fifth and final song from the movie. This song is the title song, as well as the movie opening song which plays in the background and credits appear on the screen.

This song is sung by Ajit Singh, the “new discovery” of this movie who was a leading popo singer of India. A comment on the YT link of this song mentions that Ajit Singh was the composer of this song as well, and I have gone with this detail, though HFGK mentions Jaidev as the composer for this movie.

Gauhar Kanpuri is the lyricist.

With this song, “Ek Hans Ka Joda”(1975) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Ek hans ka joda (Ek Hans Ka Joda)(1975) Singer-Ajit Singh, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-Ajit Singh

Lyrics

ek hans ka joda
jisne pyaar mein har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
jisne pyaar mein har bandhan toda
kadam kadam pe toofaan aaye
aanchal bhar ke ye aansoo laaye
lekin isne pyaar ka daaman hathon se
haatho se na chhoda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
jisne pyar me har bandhan toda
isne ki pyar ki pooja
pyaar ke aage
kuch na soojha
iske man me pyar bahut tha
pyar bahut tha
gussa thoda
thhoda thhoda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
o jisne pyaar mein bandhan toda
har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
ho joda joda
ek hans ka joda
ek hans ka joda
ho jisne pyar mein bandhan toda
har bandhan toda
ek hans ka joda
ho joda joda
ek hans ka jodaaaa


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July 18th is an important date in the life of atulsongaday.me. Actually it marks the eve of the birth of the blog itself. I wonder what must have been Atul ji’s sphere of activity on the day prior to this date in the year 2008 when the blog was launched. Last year on this date we were on a countdown to reach our song number 10,000. With this post, we stand at 11,295.
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“Zakhmee”(1975) was produced by Tahir Hussain and directed by Raja Thakur for T V films Pvt Ltd. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Rakesh Roshan, Reena Roy, Tariq, Helen, Johnny Walker, Imtiyaz, Jankidas, Yunus Parvez, Habib, Madhup Sharma, Shyam Kumar, D.S.Rana, Abhimanyu Sharma, Iftekhar, Agha, Piloo.J.Wadia, Babul, Gulam Hussain, Khursheed Khan, Jerry Raja, Babu Bhai, Navin Kumar, Sujata Rubener, Shahzada Malik, Vikrant, Vijay Kant, Shahid Bijnori, B.Chandrashekhar, Kamal Kapoor, Baby Pinky, Usha Thakur, Ruhi Khan, Tahir Hussain etc in it.
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It is just past midnight. It continues to be chillingly cold here in Delhi. The standoff is ongoing in the struggle with the beckoning blankets, as the mind is trying its best to continue staying at the keyboard and thwart all the enticements of a cozy quilt. So far so good.
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Rafi Sb – In The Seventies – 19
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(1980 – Solo)

It was 1980 that we lost this precious human being and an inimitable, pure and natural artist, to the directions of the Power that we humans do not understand. His gift of the voice and emotional empathy was bestowed by Him, and He chose to call back this endowment to the humanity. With all the hindsight and life’s experience we do understand the inevitability of this event, and our inability to do anything about it. Nothing but resigned acceptance is what we can offer. But in Rafi Sb’s case, one question does keep nagging, with regret – ‘Did it have to be so soon?’. Just at 56 years of age. And a voice that simply did not age at all. Nahm ji had commented a few days back on one of the songs – Rafi Sb’s voice is sounding younger than the actor who is performing on screen (it was Dharmendra, in film ‘Dharamveer’ from 1977).
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Rafi Sb – In The Seventies – 11
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(1976 – Solo)

As I am checking the list of songs from 1976, I find this gem of a ‘naat’ (Islamic religious song) rendered by Rafi Sb. The film is ‘Sangraam’, directed by Harmesh Malhotra. The words are written by Gauhar Kanpuri and the music is by Bhappi Lahiri. ‘Sangraam’ is a film that is not in memory otherwise. The films that I remember from that year are ‘Chitchor’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’. And yes, ‘Fakiraa’ and ‘Dus Numbri’. I remember I had seen ‘Chitchor’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ on the big screen.
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“Locket” (1986) was directed by Ramesh Gupta and produced by Tahir Hussain for T V Films Private Limited. The movie had Jeetendra, Rekha, Vinod Mehra, Rabia Amin, Vijayendra Ghatge, Nirupa Roy, Asha Sachdev, Sree Ram Lagoo, Kader Khan, Iftekhar, Sudha Chopra, Jagdeep, Murad, Rajesh Behl, Jagdish Raj, Master Vikas, Birbal, Master Rinku, Baby Pooja, Uma Dhawan, Surendra Singh, Rekha Chauhan, Sundar Taneja, Ahmed Khan, Mahaveer Rana, Bandini, Suvarna, Jabbar, Minoo Khanna, S.Aslam, Suvarna etc in it.
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