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Hullo Atuldom

Recently, last five years to be exact, November 2nd has been added to the dates for which I feel compelled to write a post. These were the posts from the last Five years

Dates Song
2 November 2016 Dil aashna hai jigar aashna hai
2 November 2017 Taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
2 November 2018 Jaata hai tu kahaan
2 November 2019 Aashiq hoon main qaatil bhi hoon
2 November 2020 Katthai aankhon waali ek ladki

November 2nd became an important date in the calendar for Atuldom when we discovered that a very dear Atulite has his birthday on this date. He used to be a very active member of Atuldom. But has been missing from action since the last four months- his last post on the blog was on July 19, 2021. He has contributed 1407 posts to the blog (the highest by a guest poster on ASAD), enriched 137 posts by contributing lyrics for them, plus he has added Devnagari lyrics to 1414 posts. Most importantly all his posts have lyrics in both Devnagari and the Roman script. He is a treasure house of information and has connections to collectors of music and vinyl records of music from all eras and is competent in locating rare gems when requested by followers of the blog.

Of course his journey on the blog began like all other followers (correct me if I am wrong Sudhirji) landing on Atulsongaday in search of some song, liking the premise of the blog and staying glued to it forever. He went a step further when he became Atulji’s aide and shared the task of posting songs on the blog, which actually helped on days when Atulji was busy with earthly responsibilities.

Here is wishing our very own Dilldaar Dilliwala “Many More Happy returns of the day”.

For this post I propose that we have a song from the 26th October 2001 released, Santosh Sivan directed and Gauri Khan/ Juhi Chawla produced ‘Asoka’. It had a starcast headed by Kareena Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Danny, Ajith Kumar (the southern star), Gerson Da Cunha (Adman, Stage & media personality), Umesh Mehra (the producer/ director of films like ‘Guru’, ‘Ashanthi’, ‘Mujrim’ etc.) along with Subhashini Ali, Hrishita Bhatt, Rahul Dev etc. The music was composed by Anu Malik; Gulzar and Anand Bakshi are credited as lyricists (must be the only time these two featured as lyricists in the same film). The vocals of Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, K.S. Chitra, Hema Sardesai can be heard in the songs.

Here is a melodious song from the movie which is filmed on another Dilliwala -SRK who also has his birthday today with Anu Malik the music composer also celebrating his birthday. This post which celebrates three birthdays is sung by a person whose birthday was on 30th October- Abhijeet. The female voice is of Alka Yagnik.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Sudhirji with this song penned by Gulzar.


Song-Roshni se bhare bhare (Asoka)(2001) Singers-Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

roshni se ae bhare bhare
bhare bhare ae naina tere
chhoo ke bolen
na chhoona mujhe
chhoo ke bolen
na chhoona mujhe
aa aa aa
sapnon se ae bhare bhare
bhare bhare ae naina tere

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

dhoondha hai dhoondha hai tujhe
aakaash upar taley
shaayad kisi badri mein
lipti hui tu miley
o o o
dhoondha hai dhoondha hai tujhe
aakaash upar taley
shaayad kisi nadiya pe
chalta hua tu miley

roshni se ae bhare bhare
bhare bhare ae naina tere
chhoo ke bolen
na chhoona mujhe

chhoo ke bolen
na chhoona mujhe

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

maine samay rok ke
tera pata poochha hai
neeli nadi se keh ke
saagar taley dhoondha hai
o o o
lehron pe chalte huve
paani ke phan chhoote hain
jaise tere ye haath hon
mera ye tan chhoote hain

roshni se ae bhare bhare
bhare bhare ae naina tere
chhoo ke bolen
na chhoona mujhe


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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part LVI: Year 2002
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In this episode, the 56th episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 2002.

In 2002, 75 Hindi movies containing 539 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 2 of these movies and she sang 8 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 2.6 % of the movies released in 2002. Her voice was heard in 1.5 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 2002.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 2002 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Laal Salaam Hridaynath Mangeshkar 0 5 3/td> 2 0 0 Gulzar
2 Mujhse Dosti Karoge Rahul Sharma 0 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 2 movies 2 MDs 0 8 3 5 0 0 2 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 2 music directors and 2 lyricists in these 2 movies released in 2002. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 664 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 2002. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 332 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 275 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (146), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Bappi Lahiri (112), Rajesh Roshan (111), Salil Chaudhary (109), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3733 songs out of 5225 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 2002. Anand Bakshi with 731 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (407), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (156). These ten lyricists had penned 3252 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 2002 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 17 movies 51 57 42 8 4 3
1949 40 movies 141 160 105 35 13 7
1950 36 movies 116 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 190 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 172 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 190 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 62 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 60 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 4 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 10 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 4 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 6 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 3 25 12 13 0 0
1993 14 movies 3 49 22 23 2 2
1994 12 movies 5 39 9 28 0 2
1995 4 movies 2 8 3 4 0 1
1996 5 movies 2 14 7 7 0 0
1997 5 movies 1 21 2 14 4 1
1998 3 movies 4 11 3 7 0 1
1999 7 movies 3 14 6 7 0 1
2000 2 movies 3 5 1 2 0 2
2001 6 movies 2 12 6 5 0 1
2002 2 movies 0 8 3 5 0 0
Total upto 2002 1874 movies 3752 5225 3381 1508 213 123

It can be seen from the table of 2002 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 8 songs in 2 movies released in 2002.

No Lata song from 2002 are covered in the blog. That leaves us with all eight songs from two movies of 2002 for discusussion in the blog.

alphabetically, the first movie of 2002 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to discuss is “Laal Salaam”(2002).

This movie was produced by Sanjiv Karambelkar and directed by Gaganvihari Borate for Manas Communications. The movie had Nandita Das, Sharad Kapoor, Makarand Deshpande, Vijay Raj, Rajpal Yadav, Anant Jog, Akhilendra Mishra, and Sayaji Shinde, Introducing Hemangini (Indroduction role), Vishwajeet Pradhan,Sushil Johri,Dwarika, Mahindra, Jyoti,Prithvi Singh,Sanjay Sonu, Ashraf, Ramayan, Nagesh Bhosle, Lallan Singh,Sanjay Shrivastav,Sivam,Anup, Subrow, Parveen Banu, Sumanth Chandramani, Uday Tikekar, Pramodini etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs had the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in them.

Here is that song from “Laal Salaam”(2002). This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Nandita Das.

Lyrics of this song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Laal Salaam”(2002) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ag chaand gufaa mein (Laal Salaam)(2002) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics

ag chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
aga chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
arrey hamko bhee ee ee ee ee ee ee
arrey hamko bhee daag lagaa gayi preeti gaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa ahaa haa aa
baayi gaaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
hha aa baai gaa
aga chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
baayi gaaa aa aa aa aa
hha aa baai gaa aa

arrey preet ka paudhaa dard bharaa kehlaaye aey ae aey ae
kaanch ke phool aankh se tapkaaye aey ae aey ae
arrey preet ka paudhaa dard bharaa kehlaaye aey ae aey ae
kaanch ke phool aankh se tapkaaye aey ae aey ae
jab neend udey sapney ae dikhaaye preeti gaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa
baayi gaa aa aaa
ag chaand gufaa mein
raain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa aa
baayi gaaa aa aa aa
baai gaa aa

arrey log kahen jab meh barsey bujh jaaye ae rey
preet ki aag saawan mein badh jaaye ae ae
arrey log kahen jab meh barsey bujh jaaye ae rey ae aey
preet ki aag saawan mein badh jaaye ae ae ae
ek aag bujhey ek aag lagaaye preeti gaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aa ahha aaaa
baayi gaa aa aaa
baayi gaa aa aaa aaa
baayi gaa aaa aaa
agga chaand gufaa mein rain hamaari beeti gaaa aa aa
arrey hamko bhee ee ee ee ee ee
arrey hamko bhee daag lagaa gayi preeti gaa aa
hahh baai gaa aa aaa aahhaa aa
baayi gaa aaa aa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa ahaaha
baayigaa
baayi gaaa aa aaaa aaa ahaaha
baayigaa


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.

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4818 Post No. : 16590

Today 26th September’2021 is the thirty-secondth Remembrance Anniversary of Legendary Singer and Music Director of yesteryears Hemant Kumar.

Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay was born on 16th June 1920 at Benaras, Benaras State under British India.

He passed away on 26th September 1989 at the age of sixty-nine.

As a fan of Hemant Kumar’s voice, I had always liked his singing and his compositions that he has given us in the Hindi Film Music. He also sang in many regional languages including my mother tongue – ‘Marathi’. Ravindra Sangeet sung by him in ‘Bengali language’ is an immortal gift he left for all music connoisseurs.

Here, I am not going to mention his long list of achievements and the various awards and felicitations he received in his career in Music.

Today, as a tribute to him on his ‘Remembrance Day’ I would like to present a song from the 1966 movie – ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’. I had noted this song long back i.e., in 2013 however it still remained to be posted. Later, I tried to get it posted on anniversary of Gulzar and Hemant Kumar, but it could not succeed.

It is a ‘saawan song’ and though the ‘saawan’ month is behind us by now, we still have ‘showers’ continuing in some parts. This song will join the ‘saawan song’ club where we have more than hundred songs already posted.

I became aware of today’s song long back when I was in my ‘teens’. I think I listened to it for the first time on ‘All India Radio’ Urdu service program. After that when I started collecting music ‘cassettes’ I got this song in the ‘Vintage Favorites – Hemant Kumar’ brought by HMV in 1986. I have earlier given the details of other songs in this compilation in my post on the blog.

‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’ was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for ‘Geetanjali Pictures, Bombay’.
It had Vishwajeet, Kalpana, Mehmood, Shabnam, Ashish Kumar, Padma Devi, Bipin Gupta, Badri Prasad, Kanu Roy, Sarita Devi, Keshto Mukherjee, Ajit Chatterjee, Moni Chatterjee, Brahm Bharadwaj and many others.

This movie had ten songs written by Gulzar and composed by Hemant Kumar.

Here is the list of these nine songs of ‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Khul simsim khullam khulaa Bula, Manna Dey Hemant Kumar
02 Yaar Kishan yah had ho gayi hai…jab dosti hoti hai to Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Balbir, Ghulam Muhammad
03 Rehne ko ghar do, chhat pe ho farsh yaa farsh pe chhat ho Manna Dey
04 Duniya mein do sayaane Jayant Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, chorus
05 Nahin hota suno aur … jab sanam Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar
06 Dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi salaam le le Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar 23.06.2009
07 Kitni anjaan sooratein lekar… jaane kahaan dekha hai Mohd Rafi 02.06.2014
08 Saawan mein barkha sataaye Hemant Kumar
09 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Joginder, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar 22.12.2016
10 Aise daaton mein ungli dabaao nahin Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle 18.08.2021

From the table given above, we can see that so far only fours songs of this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song will be the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

The movie which started its journey on 23.06.2009, already having’ a long run on the blog, seems to be taking another ‘marathon run’ to cover all of its songs on the blog 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. Lyrics are by Gulzar …

I hope readers will enjoy this song as I did …


Song-Saawan mein barkha sataaye (Biwi Aur Makaan)(1966) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

saawan mein ae ae
barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse
ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse
ae ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse ae

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye
barkhaa raseeli jaise teri hansi ho
hans de zaraa ras barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae
tere liye man tarse
saawan mein barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse

aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hai koyi in saanwlon ko
aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hain koyi in saanwlon ko
barkhaa rangeeli jaisi nain ho tere
nain milaa rang barse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae

saawan mein ae barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सावन में ए ए
बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे ए

तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
बरखा रसीली जैसे तेरी हंसी हो
हंसदे ज़रा रस बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
सावन में बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे

आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
बरखा रंगीली जैसे नैन हो तेरे
नैन मिला रंग बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए

सावन मे ए बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे


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 :

4779 Post No. : 16532

Hullo Atuldom

“Biwi Aur Makaan” (1966) had songs written by Gulzar, which were tuned by Hemant Kumar. It had 10 or 11 songs that were in the voices of Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mohd. Rafi etc. The movie was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and produced by Hemant Kumar. Dialogues (the crux of any comedy movie) were by Rajinder Singh Bedi. Mehmood and Biswajeet headed a cast which also had Kalpana, Shabnam, Padma Khanna, Keshto Mukherjee, Bipin Gupta, Ashish Kumar etc.

The movie was the remake of a Bengali film “Joy Maa Kali Boarding” and an inspiration for the Marathi hit of the ’80s ‘Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi”. In Telugu it was made as “Chitram Bhalare Vichitram”. It has been made in Kannada, Tamil and the story was so inspiring that it had remakes in Bengali in 2017, Punjabi 2014 and Hindi 2009.

The story was of four bachelors who migrate from their villages to the big city. While attempting to access accomodation, they are repeatedly told that rooms will only be rented to married couples, not to bachelors. Frustrated at this, two of them disguise themselves as women, and pose as wives for the other two males. They are able to secure accommodation with the Mishra family. Complications arise when the two “women” fall in love with Mishra’s two lovely daughters – with results that can only be described as hilarious. Keshto Mukherjee’s act ad facial expression as ‘Badi Bahu’ and Biswajeet as the beautiful ‘Choti Bahu’ should be seen at least once. Of course, it was Mehmood’s timing that was the highlight of the film.

The following three songs from the movie are already on the blog:

Song Date of post Post by
Dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi 23 June 2009 (by Atulji)
Jaane kahaan dekha hai 2 June 2014 (by Sudhirji)
Mujhe mohabbat ho gayi hai 22 December 2016 (by Maheshji)

I had commented to the song “dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi” in 2017 after seeing the Marathi version of this movie about how Ashok Saraf matched Mehmood (imho) and Sachin looked as pretty as Biswajeet in the guise of a lady.

We are having this song today to wish the poet-lyricist-author-director- producer- screenwriter Sampooran Singh Kalra a.k.a Gulzar on turning a year older. He was born in 1934 in Dina of Jhelum district which is in present day Pakistan. He is married to actress Rakhee and has a daughter Meghana who is also a director of movies like ‘Filhaal’, ‘Raazi’, Chhapaak’ and such other non-run-of-the-mill movies.

Gulzar (who initially worked under the name Gulzar Deenvi) started his music career with SD Burman in the 1963 classic ‘Bandini’ and worked with many music directors like Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj, A.R. Rehman etc. Can one forget the songs that his pairing with RD Burman gave lovers of Bollywood music. He is a winner of the Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Academy award and Dadasaheb Phalke award. He is a 5 time National award, one Academy award (Oscars) and Grammy too in addition to innumerable Filmfare awards.

It would be a ‘chota munh aur badi baat’ (holding a candle to the sun) kind of situation if I attempt writing anything on such an accomplished personality. So, let us get to today’s song and Just wish our favourite writer/ lyricist/ producer/ director/ screenwriter/ poet a healthy and peaceful time ahead.

Audio

Video

Song-Aise daanton mein ungli dabaao nahin (Biwi Aur Makaan)(1966) Singers-Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(Based on Audio link)

aise daanton mein ungli dabaao nahin
raat jaagi ho hamse chhupaao nahin
aise daanton mein ungli dabaao nahin
raat jaagi ho hamse chhupaao nahin

koi sapnon mein aata raha raat bhar
koi sapnon mein aata raha raat bhar
na main soyi na jaagi sataao nahin
aise daanton mein ungli dabaao nahin
raat jaagi ho hamse chhupaao nahin

kaun thha
kaisa thha
bataao naa
koi anjaan si ek pehchaan thhi
meri aankhon pe jhuk kar bulaati rahi
koi anjaan si ek pehchhan thi
meri aankhon pe jhuk kar bulaati rahi
na main boli
na main jaagi
sirf saanson ki awaaz aati rahi
ek aaghosh mein kaid thhi raat bhar
lo bata toh diya sataao nahin
tumko sapnon ki saugandh banaao nahin
raat jaagi ho hamse chhupaao nahin
tumko sapnon ki saugandh banaao nahin
raat jaagi ho hamse chhupaao nahin

jism jalta raha jaise khushboo jale
saans honthon pe aakar sulagte rahe
jism jalta raha jaise khushboo jale
saans honthon pe aakar sulagte rahe
na jali main
na bujhi main
mere honthon pe saawan baraste rahe
shokh malta raha sediyaan raat bhar
lo bata toh diya ab sataao nahin
jaao jaao hamein yoon banaao nahin
dil diya hai kisi ko chhupao nahin
aise daanton mein ungli dabaao nahin
dil diya hai kisi ko chhupaao nahin


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Blog Day :

4561 Post No. : 16173

“Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980) was directed by Ismail Shroff for Konark Combine International, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Padmini Kolhapre, Sushant Ray, Shreeram Laagoo, Deven Verma, Maya Alagh (ne discvery), A K Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gauri Khurana, Preeti Ganguly, Dina Pathak, Leela Mishra, Viju Khote, Madhu Malhotra, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharmveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Sundar Taneh]ja, Kishore, Jameer etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are their details:-

Blog Post number Song Date posted
383 Hazaar raahein mudke dekhin 14 December 2008
395 Aankhon me hamne aapke sapne sajaaye hain 16 December 2008
860 Mausam mausam lovely mausam 9 March 2009
14916 Barse phuhaar barse phuhaar 9 March 2019
15733 Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin 18 July 2020

Here is the sixth and final song from “Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980). I have not seen this movie and this is the only song from the movie that I had never heard before till now. This song is sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Jagjeet Kaur. The song is picturized as a “god bharai” rasm song here an expectant mother Shabana Azmi’s god bharai rasm is taking place with almost the entire star cast of the movie in attendance.

I am unable to identify the two ladies who lip sync the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Gulzar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

ith this song, all the six songs of “Thhodi Si Bewafaai”(1980) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Suno na bhaabhi soni bhaabhi(Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singers-Sulakshana Pandit, Jagjit Kaur, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam
Both

Lyrics

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhaabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

ladka hua to bhaabhi main uska
abhinand naam rakhaaungi
nahin nahin bhaabhi hogi to ladki
soch ke naam bataaungi

ladka hua to bhaabhi main uska abhinand naam rakhaaungi
nahin nahin bhaabhi
hogi to ladki
soch ke naam bataaungi
soch ke naam bataaungi

suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

ladka hua to wada raha
main apne saath sulaaungi
ladki hui to bhaabhi main usko apne haath khilaungi
apne haath khilaungi

haan
ladka hua to waada raha
main apne saath sulaaungi
ladki hui to bhaabhi main usko apne haath khilaungi
apne haath khilaungi

bache khaana nahin khaate
doodh peete hain
wo to kaun pilaayega mui

hahahaha
suno na bhaabhi
soni bhabhi
sona doongi jo ladka do
na na na bhaabhi
sone se mehangi
doongi duaayen jo ladki ho

chhota sa ek munna bhaabhi
main achkan pahnaaungi
chhoti si ik munni
uska pink garaara silaaungi
pink garaara silaaungi

chhota sa ek munna bhaabhi
main achkan pahnaaungi
chhoti si ik munni
uska pink garaara silaaungi

o ho
pink garaara silaaungi
arre tujhe nahin maaloom
ladka hi hoga
arre jaa jaa
ladki hogi

maine jo kah diya
ladka hoga
to ladka hi hoga
main jo kahti hoon
ladki hogi

o ho bhaabhi
ab tum hi samjhauta kar lo
agar judwa bachche ho jaayen to
ye baat hui naa
ik ladki ik ladka ho

aa hahahahaha
suno na bhabhi
soni bhabhi ik ladki ik ladka ho
suno na bhabhi soni bhabhi
ik ladki ik ladka ho
ik ladki ik ladka ho
ik ladki ik ladka ho


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 :

4414 Post No. : 15818

This is Gulzar !

— KITAABEN —

Kitaaben jhaankti hain band almaari ke sheeshon se
badi hasrat se takti hain
mahinon ab mulaqaaten nahin hotin
jo shaamen unn ki sohbat mein kata karti thhin, ab aksar
guzar jaati hain computer ke pardon par
badi bechain rehti hain kitaaben
unhen ab neend mein chalne ki ‘aadat ho gayi hai

badi hasrat se takti hain
jo qadren wo sunaati thhin
ke jin ke cell kabhi marte nahin thhe
wo qadren ab nazar aati nahin ghar mein
jo rishte wo sunaati thhin
wo saare udhde udhde hain

koyi safha palat-ta hoon to ik siski nikalti hai
kayi lafzon ke ma’ani gir pade hain
bina patton ke sukhe tund lagte hain vo alfaaz
jin par ab koyi ma’ani nahin ugte
bahut se istelaahen hain
jo mitti ki sakoron ki tarah bikhri padi hain
gilaason ne unhen matruk kar daala

zaban par zaiqa aata thha jo safhe palatne ka
ab ungli click karne se bas ek
jhapki guzarti hai
bahut kuchh tah-ba-tah khultaa chalaa jaata hai parde par
kitaabon se jo zaati raabta thha kat gayaa hai
kabhi seene pe rakh ke let jaate thhe
kabhi godi mein lete thhe
kabhi ghutnon ko apne rehal ki soorat bana kar
neem sajde mein padha karte thhe, chhute thhe jabeen se
wo saara ilm to milta rahegaa ‘aayinda bhi
magar wo jo kitaabon mein milaa karte thhe sookhe phool aur
mehke huey ruq’ae
kitaaben maangne, girne utthaane ke bahane rishte bante thhe
unn ka kya hogaa
wo shayad ab nahin honge !

—– GULZAR

I think the above poem is enough as introduction and ta’aruf of Gulzar Sahab.
Faced with such ‘qalaam’, what does it matter when and where he was born. Yes, Gulzar sahab has turned 86 today. May he live to be 186 or more, as long as he creates such ‘naayab nageene’ as nazmen and naghme.

— Urdu zabaan —-

Ye kaisa ishq hai urdu zaban kaa,
mazaa ghultaa hai lafzon ka zuban par
ki jaise paan mein mehenga qimaam ghultaa hai
ye kaisa ishq hai urdu zaban kaa….

nasha aataa hai urdu bolne mein
gilauri ki tarah hain munh lagi sab isltelaahen
lutf deti hai, halaq chhooti hai urdu to,
halaq se jaise mai ka ghunt utarta hai

badi aristocracy hai zaban mein
faqeeri mein nawaabi ka mazaa deti hai urdu
agarche ma’ani kam hote hain urdu mein
alfaaz ki ifraat hoti hai

magar phir bhi buland awaaz padhiye
to bohat hi mu’atabar lagti hain baaten
kahin kuchh dur se kaanon mein padhti hai agar urdu
to lagtaa hai ke din jaadon ke hain khidki khuli hai,
dhoop andar aa rahi hai

ajab hai ye zaban urdu
kabhi kahin safar karte agar koyi musaafir
sher padh de ‘mir’, ‘ghalib’ ka
wo chaahe ajnabi ho,
yahi lagtaa hai wo mere watan ka hai
badi sha’ista lehje mein kisi se urdu sun kar
kya nahin lagtaa ki ek tehzeeb ki awaaz hai urdu.

—– GULZAR ——-

How true the above thoughts are, so inherently accurate for urdu, the spoken language.

Thanks dear ‘Peevesie’s Mom’, for reminding me of Gulzar Sahab birthday and this movie ‘Hu Tu Tu’ and its deeply meaningful songs, written by Gulzar sahab.
Also a well composed and picturised song. Composer is Vishal Bharadwaj and singers are mainly Lata Mangeshkar and Hariharan. There are more voices singing some goan rhythm at the start and koli folk song in the middle.

But the star of the show is Gulzar sahab’s unmatched poetry.

Audio :

Video :

Song-Chhai chhappa chhai chhapaak chhai (Hu tu tu ) (1999) Singers- Hariharan, Lata, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics (As per audio)

Rum chirapiraira
Rumm chirapiraira
Rummp
Rai rai rummp…
Chirapiraira rai rai
Rum chirapiraira
Rumm chirapiraira
Rummp
Rai rai rummp…
Chirapiraira rai rai

Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Dekhi hai ham ne
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
phir se kehna aa
aati yui lehron pe
jaati hui ladki he

dhoondhaa karenge tumhen saahilon pe ham mmm
ret pe ye pairon ki mohren na chhodnaa aa aa
nahin ee
dhoondhaa karenge tumhen saahilon pe ham mmm
ret pe ye pairon ki mohren na chhodnaa aa aa
saara din lete lete sochegaa samandar
aate jaate logon se puchhegaa samandar
sahib rukiye zara aa
arrey dekhi kisi ne
aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
la la la la
la la la la
la la la
la la la

oo dol doltai wareyavar
baai maajhi
dol dotai warryavar
………
Dol doltai paanyawar
bai maajhi dol doltai paanyawar

———-

likhte rahen hain tumhen roz hi magar
khwaahishon ke khat kabhi bheje hi nahin
nahin..

ha ha ha aaa
likhte rahen hain tumhen roz he magar
khwaahishon ke khat kabhi bheje hi nahin
ainak lagaa ke kabhi padhna wo chitthiyaan
aankhon ke paani mein rakhnaa wo chitthiyaan
tayrti nazar aayegi janaab
gote khaati
aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki

Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheete udaati hui ladki
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Paaniyon pe chheeten udaati hui ladki
Dekhi hai ham ne
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
kabhi kabhi baaten teri achhi lagti hain

hey Chhai chhappa chhai
Chhai chhappa chhai
chhapaak chhai
Aati hui lehron pe jaati hui ladki hey


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 :

4414 Post No. : 15815 Movie Count :

4359

Hullo Atuldom

Thank you Nahmji for reminding me of this song. How? Well in your previous post on Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan you mentioned his nephew. And immediately I thought of today’s song which is written by the poet, lyricist, author screenwriter and director who turns a year younger today.

This man has worked with all the legends of the Hindi film industry beginning (as lyricist) with Sachin Dev Burman in 1963 in a movie directed by Bimal Roy. His last released movie is “The Sky is Pink” which released in September 2019 and was directed by Shonali Bose (a new director who has been making films since 2005) and had music by Pritam Chakravarty. In the interim (1963 to 2019) he has written songs for movies directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Asit Sen etc of the earlier brigade and Shaad Ali, Mani Ratnam, Danny Boyle etc from the newer set of directors. He has of course written songs in the movies he himself directed, the last of which came in 1999 – Hu Tu Tu. This Sahitya Akademi, Dadasaheb Phalke, Padma Bhushan award winner has won several National Film awards, 21 Filmfare awards and also an Academy Award (popular as Oscars) plus a Grammy. Such a talent that even International juries cannot ignore right?

So it must already be clear that I am here wishing Shri. Sampooran Singh Kalra professionally called Gulzar on his 86th birthday. There is enough material in various posts about this man’s biography so let us go directly to the song which has a play of words that is typical of Gulzar saab.

In this song he has used words like “Piri” which I am sure that common people like me don’t know the meaning of. I would love it if someone can give synonyms.
This song is from “Ishqiya” which released in 2010. (10 years back). It was directed by Abhishek Chaubey, produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj and has music by Vishal Bharadwaj. It had a highly talented star cast headed by stalwart Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi and a whole lot of talent in supporting cast too. It was written by Gulzar too. The story was placed in Gorakhpur. It had to do with the escapades of two criminals who botch up a job and run away to take refuge in the home of one Vidyadhar Verma (Adil Hussain- remember seeing him as Sridevi’s husband in “English Vinglish”) and end up meeting Verma’s wife Krishna (Vidya Balan) who gives them shelter to achieve her own secret goal.

Baaki ki kahaani parde pe (see the movie to enjoy this ‘black comedy’). After all if this 86 year old can say “dil toh bachcha hai ji” even we, his fans, should have bachhpana in our “dil”
The song is sung by Raahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Happy Birthday once again Kalraji a.k.a Gulzar saab.

Audio

Video

Song-Dil to bachcha hai jee (Ishqiya)(2010) Singer-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Vishal Bhardwaj

Lyrics

aisi uljhi nazar unse hat’ti nahin
daant se reshmi dor kat’ti nahin
umr kabki baras ke sufed ho gayi
kaari badri jawaani ki chhat’ti nahin
wallah yeh dhadkan
badhne lagi hai
chehre ki rangat
udne lagi hai
darr lagta hai tanha sone mein jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thoda kachcha hai jee
aaaaa
dil toh bachcha hai jee
aisi uljhi nazar unse hat’ti nahin
daantse reshmi dor kat’ti nahin
umr kab ki baras ke sufed ho gayi
kaari badri jawaani ki chhant’ti nahin
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa ra aaa aaa aa
raaa

kisko pata thha pehlu mein rakkha
dil aisa paaji bhi hoga
hum toh hamesha samajhte thhe koi
hum jaisa haaji hi hoga
haaye zor karein kitna shor karein
bewajah baaton pe ainvayi gaur karen
dil sa koi kameena aa nahin
koi toh roke
koi toh toke
iss umr mein ab khaaoge dhokhe
darr lagta hai ishq karne mein jee
dil toh bachcha hai jee,
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thhoda kachcha hai jee,
aaaa
dil toh bachcha hai jee

aisi udaasi baithhi hai dil pe
hansne se ghabra rahe hai
saari jawaani katra ke kaati
piri mein takra gaye hai
dil dhadkta hai toh
aise lagta hai woh
aa raha hai yahin dekhta hi raho
prem ki maare kataar re ae
tauba yeh lamhe
kat’te nahin kyun
aankhon se meri
hat’te nahin kyun
darr lagta hai khud se kehne mein bhi
dil toh bachcha hai jee,
dil toh bachcha hai jee
thhoda kachcha hai jee,
aaaaa
dil to bachcha hai jee


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

4414 Post No. : 15814

Today, August 18th 2020 is 86th Birth Day of the poet, lyricist, story, screen-play and dialogue writer, producer and director, Gulzar. His presence in Hindi film industries is an assurance that lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film songs would continue to get the opportunity to watch and listen to the meaningful films and songs. I regard Gulzar Saab as an extension of what Sahir Ludhianvi left in October 1980 – a legacy of poetry in Hindi film songs.

I have already covered a substantive information about the filmy career of Gulzar saab in my articles ae hairat-e-aashiqui jagaa mat on the occasion of his 85th birth day last year and in shaam se aankh mein nami si hai, abut 5 years back. Also, there is no dearth of information on Gulzar Saab on the internet, in the print media and his website. So, I would skip this part.

What a great journey Gulzar saab has with Hindi film industry which began in early 1960s as a lyricist. He became an assistant to Bimal Roy and eventually became a director with ‘Mere Apne’ (1971). During his almost six decades in Hindi film industry, he wrote nearly 700 songs, wrote screen-play/dialogues for nearly 50 films and directed 19 films. In addition, he wrote and directed a few TV serials like ‘Mirza Ghalib’(1988), ‘Noopur’ (1990), ‘Potli Baba Ki’ (1991), ‘Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki’ (2004) etc. He published many novels, short stories and collections of his poems. Of late, Gulzar saab has been busy with translating in Hindi, poems in regional languages from all over India for their wider dessimination.

On the occasion of 86th birth day of Gulzar Saab, I have chosen a song of a rare combination – Gulzar-Suman Kalyanpur-Shankar-Jaikishan. The song is ‘ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina’ from the film ‘Seema’ (1971). Probably, Gulzar saab got involved in writing the lyrics of a couple of songs in this film as he was the story-screen-play-dialogue writer for the film. Surendra Mohan made his debut as a director in this film. The film was produced by Sohanlal Kanwar. The story of the film is summarised below:

Seema (Simi Garewal) has lost her parents in her childhood and she has been brought up by her caring uncle (Abhi Bhattacharya). In her grown-up years, Seema develops a superstition that whoever loved her would get the same fate as her parents. She spends her time mostly alone except with a friend, Rajni (Kanchan) who tries to erase her superstition by saying that she is still alive despite Seema loving her but of no avail.

Seema’s life gets a change when she come across a charming Sunil (Kabir Bedi). But her superstition will not allow her to reciprocate his love. He convinces her to overcome her fear and they get married in a temple. Unfortunately, after few days, Sunil dies in an accident and the fear of superstition returns to Seema as she is pregnant with his child in the womb. She gives birth to Banke (Rakesh Roshan) in secrecy as the society does not know of her marriage to Sunil. The child is brought up by her maid (Chand Usmani) who is kept away from Seema’s home out of fear of losing her child. However, Seema keeps the tab over her son’s activities from a distance.

Banke grows up cosying with Chamki (Bharathi) and also trying to discover as to who his parents are. After a lot of poignant moments in the film, it is Rajni who eventually reveals to Banke that Seema is his mother and his father had died of accident. Seema embraces Banke thus giving up her superstitions.

The song under discussion is a lori which have been picturised in the film on two occasions. First, Suman Kalyanpur sings for Simi on piano. The second, Sushma Shreshta sings for the boy which is taken over by Suman Kalyanpur singing for Chand Usmani as a continuation of the lori. In the audio clip, the entire lori is sung by Suman Kalyanpur.

‘Seema’ (1971) was Jaikishan’s last film. He died while the film was in the making.

Video Clip:

Suman Kalyanpur solo
Video

Audio

Suman Kalyanpur- Sushma Shreshtha duet
Video

Song-Ek thhi nindiyaa do thhe nainaa (Seema)(1971) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur/ Sushma Shreshtha, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

———————————
Suman Kalyanpur Solo (based on Audio)
———————————
ek thhi nindiya
do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

o oo oooo
ooo ooo ooo
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
ek thhi nindiya
do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko bahlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa

ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko bahlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa

oas ki boondon mein jo barsa karti thhi
wo nindiya ab do nainon se roothh gayi
chhoot gaye wo reshmi jhoole sapnon ke
chaandni jaisi lori ki dhun toot gayi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana

nindiya ki mamta ko baant ke do naina
aadhi aadhi saansen le kar jeete hain
baari baari dekhte hain toote sapne
baari baari aankh ke aansoo peete hain
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

—————————————————–
Lyrics: Duet Version – Sushma Shreshta, Suman Kalyanpur
—————————————————–

ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko behlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa

oas ki boondon mein jo barsa karti thhi
wo nindiya ab do nainon se roothh gayi
chhoot gaye wo reshmi jhoole sapnon ke
chaandni jaisi lori ki dhun toot gayi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna

nindiya ki mamta ko baant ke do naina
aadhi aadhi saansen le kar jeete hain
baari baari dekhte hain toote sapne
baari baari aankh se aansoo peeten hain
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna..aa


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

Blog Day :

4383 Post No. : 15733

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 6
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Today 18th July is the Remembrance Day of Rajesh Khanna. He passed away on 18th July 2012. As a tribute to him here is song from the 1980 movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

My last post in this series ‘Rajesh Khanna-The Phenomenon’ came almost one and half year back on his birth anniversary. In that post I had discussed a song from the 1979 movie ‘Amardeep’ and for today’s post we move to Rajesh Khanna movies in 1980.

The seventies ended on a positive note for Rajesh Khanna with ‘Amardeep’ being a hit at the box office. But, then 1980 was more like ‘turning around’ year for him on a positive note. And few of his movies performed well at the box office though only one of them viz. ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ became a ‘hit’ movie.

If we look back on the year 1980 from the point of view of Rajesh Khanna’s film career this was an important year for him – after his fourteen years in the film industry and recovering back after a string of commercially unsuccessful movies at the box-office.

However, these unsuccessful movies saw him playing different roles and it was like if he himself was trying to get out of his ‘Rajesh Khanna’ image and maybe it was a time for him where as an ‘actor’ he was doing an introspection of self.

As an actor he was looking for stronger roles. Nobody could have imagined that any star but Rajesh Khanna will be playing a role of a ‘psychopath who rapes and kills young women’ in those times in Hindi movies, but Kaka accepted this role in ‘Red Rose’. The movie was praised by all though it bombed at the box office. But it is considered a fine piece of the talent of the director Bharathiraja and Rajesh Khanna’s performance in it.

The other four movies of the same year 1980 viz ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, ‘Aanchal’, ‘Bandish’ and the today’s movie ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’ also had him playing different roles a like a ‘psychiatrist’ in the ‘horror’ genre ‘Phir Wohi Raat’, a villager in ‘Aanchal’, a medical college student in ‘Bandish’ and a rich jeweler’s son in ‘Thodi Si Bewafaai’.

He appeared in the following movies in 1980;

S.No. Movie Year Passed by Censor Board Director
01 Thodi Si Bewafaai 1980 29.04.1980 Eesmaayil Shroff
02 Red Rose 1980 23.05.1980 Bharathiraja
03 Phir Wohi Raat 1980 06.08.1980 Danny Denzongpa
04 Aanchal 1980 18.09.1980 Anil Ganguly
05 Bandish 1980 07.10.1980 K. Bappaiah

‘Thodi Si Bewafaai-1980’ was directed by Esmayeel Shroff for Konark Kombine International. It was produced by Nand Mirani and Srichand Asrani, while Rashid Ismail was the co-producer of this movie. It was presented by Nand B. Mansharamaney. Subhash Sonik was the chief assistant director of this movie. Vasant Katkar was the art director of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by Rajoo. Esmayeel Shroff was the writer of this movie and its dialogues of this movie were written by Moin-ud-din. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.04.1980.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sushant Ray, Padmini Kolhapure, Deven Verma, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, AK Hangal, Jalal Agha, Shashi Kiran, Raja Bakshi, Urmila Bhatt, Gayatri, Gouri Khorana, Preeti Ganguly, Deena Pathak, Leela Mishra, Madhu Chauhan, Lalita Kumari, Murad, Dharamveer, Moolchand, Ramavtar, Manmauji, Jameel, Kishore, Sunder Taneja, Gopal Sirkar, Mani and others. This movie introduced Dr. Maya Alagh.

This movie had total six songs written by Gulzar and composed by Khayyam Saab. Singers Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Sulakshana Pandit, Anwar, Jagjit Kaur and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is a background song (cum theme song too) sung by Bhupinder Singh.

This song is in three parts – first part happens as the movie starts with court proceedings where the court rules in favor of Neema (Shabana Azmi) and allows her to live separately from Arun Choudhary (Rajesh Khanna). The court also gives the custody of their child to Neema and allows Arun to meet the child for two hours once in a week on Sunday. As Neema, her child, her brother and Arun came out of the court, Arun once again tries to convince Neema to think about her decision but she is adamant and leaves with the child. Here the titles of the movie are rolling and the song continues.

Second part happens when Neema visits an optical shop for getting her spectacles repaired. The shop owner is Deven Verma and Arun (Rajesh Khanna) is working there. Here again very less dialogue is exchanged between them and Neema leaves the shop as Arun keeps watching her. The second part plays in the background here.

Third part of this song gets played when Arun visits Neema after a gap of twelve years to get his son back with him (as allowed by the court when the child completes fourteen years of age). However, he is told by Neema that Nandu (Sushant Ray) their son has gone to Bombay without telling her. Arun leaves in fury threatening Neema to meet once again in court. As he leaves Neema, who is shattered in grief, regrets to herself …

meraa to jeewan ujad gayaa …
main muqadamaa jeet kar haar gayi
tum muqadamaa haar kar jeet gaye
tumhaare liye Nandu sab kuchh hai, aur main kuchh bhi nahin,
ek baar mujhe bulaa kar to dekh liyaa hota, saaraa jeewan tumhaare pichhe pichhe chalti rehti …

Enjoy the words of Gulzar Saab, and Bhupinder Singh’s voice a perfect fit for such poignant philosophical songs and Khayyam Saab’s timeless music.

I have deliberately selected this background theme song for today where we can watch and enjoy the nuanced performances by both Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.

Enjoy the ‘times’ and ‘charisma’ of Superstar – Rajesh Khanna. . .

Video (All Parts)

Audio (All Parts)

Song-Aaj bichhde hain kal ka darr bhi nahin (Thhodi Si Bewafaai)(1980) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics

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Part-1
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aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin

aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
zakhm dikhte nahin abhi lekin
thhande honge to dard niklegaa aa
taish utregaa waqt ka jab bhi
chehraa andar se zard niklegaa aa aa
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

kehnewaalon ka kuchh nahin jaata
sehnewaale kamaal karte hain
kaun dhoondhe jawaab dardon ke
log to bas sawaal karte hain aen
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

aaj bichhde hain ae
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtasar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

———————————————-
Part-2
———————————————

kal jo aayega jaane kya hogaa
beet jaayen jo kal nahin aate ae
waqt ki shaakh todne waalon
tootee shaakhon pe phal nahin aate ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae

———————————————–
Part-3
———————————————–
kachchi mitti hai
dil bhi insaan bhi
dekhne hi mein sakht lagtaa hai ae
aansoo ponchhe ke aansoo’on ke nishaan
khushq hone mein waqt lagtaa hai ae ae
aaj bichhde hain
aaj bichhde hain
kal ka dar bhi nahin
zindagi itni mukhtsar bhi nahin
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae
aaj bichhde hain ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग-१
_________________________________________________________________

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े हैं
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ज़ख्म दिखते नहीं अभी लेकिन
ठंडे होंगे तो दर्द निकलेगा आ
तैश उतरेगा वक़्त का जब भी
चेहरा अन्दर से ज़र्द निकलेगा आ आ आ

आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

कहनेवालों का कुछ नहीं जाता
सहनेवाले कमाल करते हैं
कौन ढूंढें जवाब दर्दों के
लोग तो बस सवाल करते है
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
____________________________________________________________________

भाग-२
_________________________________________________________________

कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
कल जो आएगा जाने क्या होगा
बीत जाए जो कल नहीं आते ए
वक़्त कि शाख तोड़ने वालों
टूटी शाखों पे फल नहीं आते
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए

_________________________________________________________________

भाग-३
_________________________________________________________________

कच्ची मिटटी हैं
दिल भी इंसा भी
देखने ही में सख्त लगता है ए
आँसू पोंछे के आंसूओं के निशाँ
खुश्क होने में वक़्त लगता है ए ए
आज बिछड़े हैं
आज बिछड़े है
कल का डर भी नहीं
ज़िन्दगी इतनी मुख़्तसर भी नहीं
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए
आज बिछड़े हैं ए


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Blog Day: 4335 Post No.: 15631

The connoisseurs of Hindi film music of the 1960s and 1970s would recall the four melodious songs sung by Geeta Dutt in ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) and ‘Anubhav’ (1971). Fans of Gulzar would know that all these four songs have come from his pen. But I will not be surprised if only few of them would remember that all these four songs had been set to music by Kanu Roy. Among these few persons, most of them would not have known his real identity. In his case, it was not only of the confusion of same name but also the confusion with a wrong family tree.

Most of the websites including Wikipedia says that Kanu Roy was an actor and music director who started his acting career in 1940s and switched over to music direction from 1960 onwards. His filmography in IMDb shows him both as an actor and the music director. In some websites, Kanu Roy as a music director has been discussed with the photograph of the actor, Kanu Roy. He is also been wrongly associated with the family of Geeta Dutt as one of her brothers. The facts are:

1. Kanu Roy, the actor and Kanu Roy, the music director were different persons. Kanu Roy, the actor came to Bombay (Mumbai) in early 1940s to join Bombay Talkies. On the basis of Gulzar’s interview which appeared in a ‘Filmfare’ issue of 2012, Kanu Roy, the music director came to Bombay sometime in mid-1950s. (My guess is that he may have come with Basu Bhattacharya who was his close friend).

2. Kanu Roy, the actor was never a music director. Kanu Roy, the music director never acted in films.

3. Kanu Roy, the music director was not a brother of Geeta Dutt. I have seen a photograph of Geeta Dutt’s full family before her marriage. In this photograph, there is no Kanu Roy. The names of Geeta Dutt’s four brothers are Mihir Roy, Ranjit Roy, Mukul Roy and Milan Roy.

With multiple confusion about his name, even the basic profile of the music director, Kanu Roy is difficult to get. I could get some information from Gulzar’s interview published in one of the Filmfare issues of 2012 which is available on http://www.tanqeed.com . In this interview, Gulzar talked about his association as a lyricist with Kanu Roy which I have summarized below with my marginal inputs.

Kanu Roy had picked up the musical notes from Bengal. He began his career by assisting music director, Salil Choudhury who also had Kanu Ghosh as his Assistant Music Director. It seems Kanu Roy was a Welder by profession and had worked on the upkeeping of the Howrah Bridge. He was an introvert by nature and had in him a mix of timid and humble nature.

Basu Bhattacharya and Kanu Roy were great friends. It was Basu Bhattacharya who gave Kanu Roy his first break as a music director in ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) which he produced and directed at shoestring budget. Subsequently, he worked in another five films of Basu Bhattacharya. Because of the low budget films, Basu Bhattacharya would never allow Kanu Roy to have more than 6-8 musicians (as against 50-100 musicians the music directors like Shankar-Jaikishan, Naushad, O P Nayyar etc would have in their orchestra). Also, Kanu Roy would not get the regular shifts in the recording studios for rehearsals of the songs. He had to manage in the early morning hours of the recording studio. He did not have a bargaining power with Basu Bhattacharya to ask for more musicians. (Probably for the same reason, he may not have got the playback singers of his choice). It is remarkable that with these constraints, Kanu Roy could composed melodious songs in Basu Bhattacharya’s films.

Kanu Roy’s career ended with his life on 20/12/1981. He lived in poverty and died in poverty.

During his musical journey from 1966-80, Kanu Roy composed 28 songs in 8 films, of which 6 films were of Basu Bhattacharya. Of the remaining two films, one film ‘Mayuri’ (1970s) remained unreleased. Though his contributions to Hindi film music in terms of numbers were low, many of his melodious songs still linger on. Unfortunately, his name may not ring bell for many who may still enjoy those melodious songs.

Although most of Kanu Roy’s melodious songs have been covered in the Blog, I found one song which I liked for its all-round excellence – lyrics, rendition, melody, composition and the picturization. The song is ‘pahchaan to thhi pahchaana nahi’ from ’Griha Pravesh’ (1979). The song is rendered by Chandrani Mukherjee on the words of Gulzar. Having watched the film, I feel that this song summarises the theme of the film.

Amar (Sanjeev Kumar) and Mansi (Sharmila Tagore) has been married for 10 years with 8-year old boy. During this period, some staleness in their relationship develops. Both are under the illusion that they are in love but in practice, they are just being together under one roof. Now their marriage is in the verge of collapse when Amar develops affairs with his office typist Sapna (Sarika). He is caught in a bind in that while he loves Sapna, in the back of his mind, he is also emotionally attached to his family.

Finally, Amar tells Mansi of his intention to divorce her to marry Sapna. After the initial shock, Mansi agrees for divorce on the condition that he should bring Sapna to the house to meet her. The reason is that Sapna has seen Amar in the office as an Accountant and develop the liking for him in an office environment. But she has not seen him in his house where the environment is different.

Before Sapna visit to her house, Mansi gets her house painted. She undergoes herself to a new make-over. While doing this, the song under discussion plays in the background. Sapna visits her house with Amar. After a brief meeting, Mansi takes Amar aside and tell him that she is ready to leave him for Sapna. After the meeting, Mansi tells Amar to drop Sapna to her house. However, when crossing the road, Sapna walks over to the other side of the road while Amar gets stranded on the opposite side because of a marriage procession on the road. In the midst of the orchestra in the marriage procession playing ‘tu Ganga ki mauj mein Jamuna ki dhara’, both Amar and Sapna take leave by waving hands at each other. The scene is symbolic of conveying the message that Amar has a change of heart. The film ends with Amar returning home having coffee with Mansi and his son with the replaying of the film’s song ‘zindagi phoolon ki nahi, phoolon ki tarah mehkti rahe’.

The lyrics of the song under discussion are simple and convey retrospection on the part of a housewife who forgets to give attention to herself. Instead, much of her time is spent in the kitchen, looking after husband and the child and upkeep of the house. In this milieu, she forgets her own identity.

In keeping with the low budget of the film, Kanu Roy has used only three main musical instruments in this song – Sarod, Sitar and what I believe to be Khol (Bangla Dholak) which one can hear in a low rhythm as the song is rendered. The song starts with a prelude of Sarod and Sitar and the same instruments are used in the interludes of the song. Chandrani Mukherjee, who is the sister-in-law of Bappi Lahiri, has rendered the song with poignant feeling in keeping with the mood of the situation. The Audio clip is longer with the same lyrics because it has the longer prelude music than in the video clip.

This song sums up the story of a housewife in a middle-class society.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin(Grih Pravesh)(1979) Singer-Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics

pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi

jab dhoop barasti hai sar pe to
paanv mein chhaanv khilti hai
main bhool gayi thhi chhaanv agar
milti hai to dhoop mein milti hai
is dhoop aur chhaanv ke khel mein kyun
jeene ka ishaara samjha nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi

main jaagi rahi kuchh sapnon mein
aur jaagi huyi bhi soyi rahi
jaane kin bhool bhulaiyya mein kuchh
bhatki rahi kuchh khoyi rahi
jeene ke liye main marti rahi
jeene ka ishaara samjha nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi pehchaana nahin
maine apne aap ko jaana nahin
pehchaan to thhi


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