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

Blog Day :

3827 Post No. : 14831 Movie Count :

4055

Missing Films of 1960s – 90
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What a wonderful gem of a song this one is. The memory banks hold this from the radio listening days. Such a beautiful semi-classical creation, and also very popular in its time – I am amazed it has waited so long in the wings to make its place here on our blog.

The film is ‘Harishchandra Taramati’ from 1970. It is produced under the banner of Kala Mandal, Bombay and is directed by BK Adarsh. Star cast of this film is listed as Pradeep Kumar, Jaimala, Boby, BM Vyas, Jeevan, Shyama, Madan Puri, Tiwari, Bela Bose, Bipin Gupta, Helen, Madhumati, Jaishri Talpade, Tuntun, Sapru, Manorama, and Mehmood (Junior) etc.

The seven songs of this film are all written by Virendra Mishra and the music is created by Hridaynath Mangeshkar. The singing voice in this song is Lata ji, supported by chorus.

As I am checking the films from 1970, I came across this film, but it did not ring any bells at first. The mind is more familiar with the other film of same name from 1963, whose songs are penned by Kavi Pradeep. But then, as I checked the list of songs in this film, the mind sat up with a jerk when I read the title line of this song. All I could think of then was – WOW.

This song is such an exquisite creation, and such a pleasurable experience to listen. The opening verses simply capture the heart,

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa

For reference purposes, I checked the Raag-o-Pedia compiled by Shri KL Pandey. The listing informs us that this song is composed using three Raags – Bhairavi, Khamaaj and Malkauns.

As I started this post day before yesterday, I did not have access to the video of this song. Keen to know on whom this song is picturized, I started searching for this film. It turned out that although this film is more recent vintage than similar named films from 1952 and 1963, yet this one is more rare in terms of availability. After some messages exchanged with my other collector friends, I was able to secure the video clip of this song from one of them. The clip is not of good quality; it appears that it has been extracted from a VHS tape that has been over used. I have now uploaded this clip. Despite the poor quality, one can make out that this dance song is filmed on Helen, and a group of supporting dancers, and that Pradeep Kumar is the sole audience of this performance.

In the film, Pradeep Kumar plays the lead role of Raja Harishchandra. Sage Vishwamitra, who is jealous of his fame of truthfulness and righteousness, resolves to test the limits of Harishchandra’s good attributes. As the first step, he sends Menaka, the apsara from swarg lok to woo and enchant Harishchandra. Regulars will recall that Menaka is the same apsara whom Indra, the king of swarg lok, had sent to disturb the penance and meditation of Vishwamitra. In that episode, Vishwamitra had lost the battle, and was swayed by Menaka’s enchanting beauty. Now, he sends the very same apsara to sway the sensibility of Harishchandra. In the film, this episode is presented as a dream sequence.

Just listen to this song, as it makes its way through multiple ragas, all coming together for such a perfect listening experience. A wonderful re-discovery.

(Audio)

(Video)

Song – Rimim Jhimimwa, Suno Balamwa  (Harishchandra Taramati) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Virendra Misra, MD – Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

ho oo oo oo
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
naram garam hui saram
naram garam hui saram
jhuke nainwa
tum jo miley
mujhse tum jo miley
arre haan tum jo miley
to main kisi
pyaar bhare gaaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

dhadhkan ka phool khila
ho khila
ho khila
manwa
manwa
manwa ke taal mein
hansti hai jal ki pari
ho pari
ho pari

machhuye ho machhuye ke jaal mein
he he ri haiyya ho ho ri
he he ri haiyya ri
ho ho ri haiyya haiyya ri
aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
ek lehar
uthi jo ek lehar
arre haan ek lehar
tair tair main tumhaari naao mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

ma dha ni dha
sa ga ma ga ma ga sa ga ni dha

mann mo..ora doley hai
mann mo..ora doley hai
un bole naam se
mann mora mora doley hai
un bole naam se..ey..ey
pehli pehchaan hai
satrangi shaam se..ey..ey..ey..ey
daiyya ri daiyyaa
ma ga ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
ni sa ni ni dha dha ma ma ga
ga sa
dha ma ga sa
ni dha ma ga sa
ta ni dha ma ga sa
dha ma ni dha ma ga
ga ga ma ga ma dha
ma dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
main kya karoon
kaho ji main kya karoon
arey haan main kya karoon
aayi preet paayaliya paaon mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

parbat pe gaaon mera
ho mera
ho mera
ghaati
ghaati
ghaati mein chhanv hai
chhaaya mein hai nadi
ho nadi
ho nadi
nadiya mein
nadiya mein naav hai
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
chhammak chhaiyya ri
chhammak chhaiyya chhamam ri
aaaa aaaa aaaaaa
bin chaley hi
dagari bin chaley hi
arre haan bin chaley hi
bin chaley hi
main madhur padaav mein pahunch gayi
jhuke nainwa..aa..aa
rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

rimim jhimimwa
suno balamwa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
नरम गरम हुई सरम
नरम गरम हुई सरम
झुके नयनवा
तुम जो मिले
मुझसे तुम जो मिले
अरे हाँ तुम जो मिले
तो मैं किसी
प्यार भरे गाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

धड़कन का फूल खिला
हो खिला
हो खिला
मनवा
मनवा
मनवा के ताल में
हँसती है जल की परी
ओ परी
मछुए हो मछुए के जाल में
हे हे री हइय्या हो हो री
हे हे री हइय्या री
हो हो री हइय्या हइय्या री
आs आs आssss
एक लहर
उठी जो एक लहर
अरे हाँ एक लहर
तैर तैर मैं तुम्हारी नाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

म ध नी ध
स ग म ग म ग स ग नी ध

मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
मन मो॰॰रा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से
मन मोरा मोरा डोले है
अनबोले नाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए
पहली पहचान है
सतरंगी शाम से॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
दइय्या री दइय्या
म ग म ध नी स
ध नी स
नी सा नी नी ध ध म म ग
ग स
ध म ग स
नी ध म ग स
त नी ध म ग स
ध म ग नी ध म ग
ग ग म ग म ध
म ध नी स
ध नी स
ध नी स
मैं क्या करूँ
कहो जी मैं क्या करूँ
अरे हाँ मैं क्या करूँ
आई प्रीत पायलिया पाँव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

परबत पे गाँव मेरा
हो मेरा
हो मेरा
घाटी
घाटी
घाटी में छाँव है
छाया में है नदी
हो नदी
हो नदी
नदिया में
नदिया में नाव है
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
छम्मक छईय्या री
छम्मक छईय्या छम्मम री
आss आss आsssss
बिन चले ही
डगरी बिन चले ही
अरे हाँ बिन चले ही
बिन चले ही
मैं मधुर पड़ाव में पहुँच गई
झुके नयनवा॰॰आ॰॰आ
रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

रीमिम झिमिमवा
सुनो बलमवा

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

Blog Day :

3822 Post No. : 14824 Movie Count :

4053

Missing Films of 1960s – 89
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The year that we are currently exploring is 1970. And I am surprised to be coming across so many films that at least I have not been familiar with. It would have been the period that listening to the radio would have already started. However, this film does not ring a bell at all.

The film that I introduce today is ‘Sau Saal Beet Gaye’. The obscurity of this film can also be estimated by the fact that even HFGK does not contain many details about this film. It contains a partial list of songs, and very little other information about the film itself. The banner name is identified as Natraj Productions. The lyricist name is listed as Indeewar, and the music director is identified as Usha Khanna.

Now, however, the film is available online. I reviewed the credits and gathered the following additional information. The star cast of the film is Ashok Kumar, Helen, Raj Mehra, Sajjan, Iftekhar, Pratima Devi, Chaman Puri and Mukri. The screenplay and dialogues are written by Ashok Kumar himself. The producer is Madan Chopra and the director is given as two names, indicating a duo – Ved-Madan. Possibly Madan is the same as the person identified as the producer.

I did not view the film in detail, only did a quick fast forward scan. Very interestingly, the lead romantic pair in this film is Ashok Kumar and Helen. The story is about two lovers meeting across the boundaries of life and death – in two different births. Quite familiar you might say. Yes, more than a handful of films come to mind that are based on this story outline.

Anyway, details in another post, maybe. Today’s song is a stage dance song performed by Helen. The male companion in this clip is not identified – most likely an unfamiliar junior artist who just appears in this song in the film. Helen works for a theater company owned by Iftekhar, who is the cousin brother of Ashok Kumar in the film. At the end of this song, Ashok Kumar and Helen are introduced, ostensibly for the first time, but there appears the first glimmer of a familiarity. And onward, the story unfolds.

The lyrics are from the pen of Indeewar and the music is by Usha Khanna. The singing voice is Asha Bhosle. A peppy and fast paced fun number that introduces Helen in this storyline. A Helen song is always a treat, and this one is no less. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Brahmchari Ji, O Brahmchari Ji  (Sau Saal Beet Gaye) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
hum hain tumhare pujaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

ye dikhaawa hai ye bhes utaaro ji
reh ke duniya mein duniya sanwaaro ji
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
ye dikhaawa hai ye bhes utaaro ji
reh ke duniya mein duniya sanwaaro ji
bhatko na ban mein tum
thehro ji mann mein tun
preet meri deewaani tumhaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

insaan marte hain marti nahin aasha
yahaan har dil hai bas pyaar ka pyaasa
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
insaan marte hain marti nahin aasha
yahaan har dil hai bas pyaar ka pyaasa
duniya na thukraao
khud ko na tadpaao
mujhko dekho khushi hoon tumhaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

har kisi ko
kisi ki zaroorat hai
ye hi duniya mein jeene ki surat hai
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
aa ritra..rom-ritra..rom-ritra..ramanna
har kisi ko
kisi ki zaroorat hai
ye hi duniya mein jeene ki surat hai
palken to kholo ji
kuchh hum se bolo ji
aarzoo ho tumhen to hamaari
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
aao kareeb aao
aise na sharmaao
hum hain tumhare pujaari..
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji
brahmchaari ji
o brahmchaari ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
हम हैं तुम्हारे पुजारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

ये दिखावा है ये भेस उतारो जी
रह के  दुनिया में दुनिया सँवारो जी
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
ये दिखावा है ये भेस उतारो जी
रह के  दुनिया में दुनिया सँवारो जी
भटको ना बन में तुम
ठहरो जी मन में तुम
प्रीत मेरी दीवानी तुम्हारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

इन्साँ मरते हैं मरती नहीं आशा
यहाँ हर दिल है बस प्यार का प्यासा
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
इन्साँ मरते हैं मरती नहीं आशा
यहाँ हर दिल है बस प्यार का प्यासा
दुनिया ना ठुकराओ
खुद को ना तड़पाओ
मुझको देखो खुशी हूँ तुम्हारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी

हर किसी को किसी की ज़रूरत है
ये ही दुनिया में जीने की सूरत है
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
आ रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रोम-रित्रा॰॰रामन्ना
हर किसी को किसी की ज़रूरत है
ये ही दुनिया में जीने की सूरत है
पलकें तो खोलो जी
कुछ हमसे बोलो जी
आरज़ू हो तुम्हें तो हमारी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
आओ करीब आओ
ऐसे ना शर्माओ
हम हैं तुम्हारे पुजारी॰॰
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी
ब्रह्मचारी जी
ओ ब्रह्मचारी जी


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3779 Post No. : 14759

For me, this is a crush that still endures – a crush that I have never gotten over. Since the days when I first saw her in ‘Talash’ (1969) – and the song – “Kar Le Pyaar Karne Ke Din Hain Yahi” – a part of me has always remained smitten with her image and her thoughts. Helen, aah Helen – the ultimate danseuse of the silver screen. Helen – whose art has established the gold benchmark as a dancer, for all measures – from the past, and maybe, forever in the future. For sincerely, till this time, no other dancer has come close to this ultimate – in grace, in innovation, in energy, in movement – in every aspect of this art form.

It is said that the classical dance forms of India, are probably the most expressive traditional dances. The dancers are coached to develop the enhanced expressions for all the human emotions. The artist is taught not just to exhibit a series of well coordinated movements, which of course is very pleasing to the senses, but it is imperative for them to also communicate the emotions through the facial expressions, body language and the finer movements like twitching and trembling of specific muscles and body parts. The art of the Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Khatakali, etc. is so very refined in this aspect, and the aspiring artists are trained from a very young age.

As far as I am aware, Helen simply started dancing in films (in her teens, as early as when she was 13). She probably has no formal training in any dance form. And yet, seeing Helen on screen, in all the dancing forms, is an experience that flows across and covers the entire spectrum of human emotions and human exchange. In a career that spans almost seven decades, from the end of 1940s to the present day, she has likely appeared in 600+ films, and has regaled the audiences with that many colors and flavors of practically any dance form that may exist on this planet – rhumba, prancing, conga, frolic, folk, swing, rock n’ roll, spin, skip, step, samba, kabuki, disco, cabaret, jive, jump, cha cha cha, foxtrot, cavort, flamenco, waltz, boogie, santoso, flit, jig, jitterbug, hustle, gambol, polka, hop, sway, bunny hop, tap, shimmy, careen, salsa, mambo etc. – and of course, lavani and bhangra too. 🙂

Seeing her in so many different avatars of dancing, one is convinced that rhythm is naturally ingrained into her, and that there is almost a divine intervention here that allows her to pick up any choreography and perform exceedingly pleasing movements to it. The expression of emotions come to her so naturally – and the graceful flow of movements that is so excellently effortless – when she is in front of the camera, she actually knows what she is into. Such realization in the mind brings about a natural performance that simply cannot be executed in any better way. Unlike many of her ilk that have also performed on the Indian screen – yes, she knows, she is fully aware of what she is into.

There are a handful of rare performances by her that are not accompanied by any song. One of the finest, and in my humble opinion, her best such performance is a songless dance from the film ‘Hulchul’ (1971). Folks may remember this stage dance – for the variety of dance forms that are packed into this maybe 9 or 10 minutes performance, the multiple emotions that flow through it, and the significant message this dance experience is attempting to convey. (I tried to bring on this dance clip to our blog, but Atul ji is uncertain whether it qualifies. 😉 Maybe, I will try again.)

For me and my puppy-love heart, Helen is an ageless wonder that I adore. Sweet sixteen – that is what she is in my books, and that is how she is going to be, always.

And that also brings up today the most appropriate song of hers – to wish her a very happy birthday. The film is ‘Toofaan’ from 1969. The words are from the pen of Akhtar Romani. Music for this peppy and well paced dance number is created by Daan Singh. The singing voice – Asha Bhosle, probably the longest lasting partnership of singing voice and dancing steps on the Hindi screen.

Sharing the screen with Helen in this song is Dara Singh, whose birth anniversary just came two days ago (19th Nov). With this song we also remember him – he would have been 90 this year.

The dance is a typical folk dance from north India, performed in a very rural setting. Just see how wonderfully, this ordained Queen of the Cabaret – how wonderfully she is executing this oh so typically a rural folk dance.

And the words of the mukhda,

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

Dear Helen, always young, always fresh, always sixteen – always sweet sixteen – forever.

Song – Laaga Mohe Ab Ki Baar (Toofaan) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Daan Singh

Lyrics

laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

nainon mein kajra
zulfon mein gajra
haathon mein mehndi racha ke
gaalon pe laali
pairon mein paayal
maathe pe bindiya sajaa ke
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye..e..e..e
dekhoon jo darpan awaaz aaye
khil ye gayo re singaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

logon ke darr se
mein apne ghar se
panghat mein ja na sakoon
panghat to kya
main apne hi angnaa
ghoonghat hataa na sakoon
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye..e..e..e
ghoonghat jo sarke awaaz aaye
hamri bhi kismat sanwaar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal
duniya pukaare solah baras ki
dekho chali re kataar
o baanke piya sun sun ke rang bhayo laal
laaga mohe ab ki baar
o baanke piya pandrah pe ek nayo saal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

नैनों में कजरा
ज़ुल्फों में गजरा
हाथों में मेहंदी रचा के
गालों पे लाली
पैरों में पायल
माथे पे बिंदिया सजा के
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
देखूँ जो दर्पण तो आवाज़ आए
खिल ये गयो रे सिंगार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल

लोगों के डर से
मैं अपने घर से
पनघट पे जा ना सकूँ
पनघट तो क्या
मैं अपने ही अंगना
घूँघट हटा ना सकूँ
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
घूँघट जो सरके आवाज़ आए
हमरी भी किस्मत संवार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल
दुनिया पुकारे सोलह बरस की
देखो चली रे कटार
ओ बाँके पिया सुन सुन के रंग भयो लाल
लागा मोहे अब की बार
ओ बाँके पिया पन्द्रह पे एक नयो साल


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3778 Post No. : 14758

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Once upon a not-so-long a time ago the anniversary page on our blog said that Helen – the dancing diva – celebrates her birthday on 21st October and I had sent this song – “Lovelina, Aa Gaya Main“, from ‘Agent Vinod’ (1977) for the occasion. Then over the years we got enlightened that her birthdate was 21st November. And as I sit to write this, further enlightenment strikes – she turns 80 today!!!! WOW!!! And she has been entertaining us since she was 13, having appeared in ‘Awaara’ in 1951 – that is 67 years in public eye. Of course, the last time I saw her in front of the camera was on satellite television when she appeared on the chat show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with another favourite of mine – Asha Parekh. And so far, the last film that she has appeared in is ‘Heroine’ (2012) which is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and starred Kareena Kapoor in the main lead. In there she portrays the character of a film artiste who is past her prime and is forgotten by the industry.

But the truth is Helen is not a forgotten has-been as far as the industry and her fans are concerned. She is still remembered fondly whenever we hear songs that she had performed to. Her sprightly steps, her outfits which were never garish even when there were sequins and feathers stuck on them, her luxuriant hair done up in various styles – are somethings which no other dancer or actress has ever tried to copy. She was never called a plain item girl, she was always the supporting actress who had some substance to her role even if it was two or three songs, with a few emotional scenes and there were films she was the second heroine pining for the hero and would give up her love or life in the climax so that the lead pair could live HAPPILY EVER AFTER. She has had a HAPPILY EVER AFTER life personally too even though she is her husbands’ (Salim Khan) second wife, theirs is a one big happy family and all of her step children have bonded closely with her. She has an adopted daughter who was given a grand wedding in 2014 and is now a grandma to that girl’s child. Her family is growing and hope her happiness grows too.

‘Ram Balram’ is a 1980 movie produced by Tito and directed by Vijay Anand. The movie was an average success at the box office. It brought Jai (Amitabh) and Veeru (Dharmendra) together after a gap of five years – five years after the super successful ‘Sholay’ (1975). ‘Ram Balram’ was the story of two ‘chachere bhais’ (cousins) who have a score to settle with Ajit – another of their chacha – who is responsible for all the calamities that struck their family. There is also a nautch girl – Tarabai (Helen) – who has some axe to grind against Ajit. As the movie moves to the climax, we have the brothers and Tarabai reaching their goals but in the melee Tarabai dies but not before seeing her daughter (Zeenat Aman) happy and in love with Ram (Dharmendra). Today’s song is a typical ‘trying to distract the villains’ henchmen’. The song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Dilraj Kaur. It has both Zeenat Aman and Helen dressed in sarees (unusual for them) dancing a typical Dharmendra dance. The song was written by Anand Bakshi.

I had been reserving this song for a rainy day- for a time when I write a last-minute post. And so here it is to wish both Zeenat Aman (had her birthday on 19th– turned 67) and Helen a very happy birthday.

 

Song – Balram Ne Bahut Samjhaaya Par Ram Ne Dhoka Khaaya (Ram Balram) (1980) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Dilraj Kaur, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle + Dilraj Kaur

Lyrics

balram ne bahut samjhaaya
balram ne bahut samjhaaya
par ram ne dhokha khaya
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye  
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

hum pinjre ke panchhi
pinjre ke panchhi
hum pinjare ke panchhi
hum se kitni door bahaarein
door bahaarein
aao mil kar sochen
mil kar sochen
aao mil kar sochen
apni bigdi aap sawaarein
teri saari baatein jaisi lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaarein
lakdi ki talwaar to
talwaar to
mushkil mein kaam na aaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

ho gore mukh pe zulf ye kali
naagan si lehraaye
naagan se rehna door sapere
tujhe das na jaaye
jaan hatheli par jo rakhe
apne pas wo aaye
aane wale aa gaye
aa gaye
dil dhadke haye haye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
oommm ommmm
jab tak ram ki sena aaye
gaate raho ye gaana
band hai saare darwaaze
har rasta hai anjaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
arre mushkil hai iss rawan ki lanka se bach ke jaana
vinti hai hanuman se
hanuman se
lanka mein aag lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
jo hona tha ho gaya
jo hona hai ho jaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye
ab to ram hi jaan bachaaye
beda paar lagaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
बलराम ने बहुत समझाया
पर राम ने धोखा खाया
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हम पिंजरे के पंछी
पिंजरे के पंछी
हम पिंजरे के पंछी
हमसे कितनी दूर बहारें
दूर बहारें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
मिल कर सोचें
आओ मिल कर सोचें
अपनी बिगड़ी आप संवारें
तेरी सारी बातें जैसे लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवारें
लकड़ी की तलवार तो
तलवार तो
मुश्किल में काम ना आए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

हो गोरे मुख पे जुल्फ ये काली
नागन सी लहराए
नागन से रहना दूर सपेरे
तुझे डस ना जाये
जान हथेली पर जो रखे
अपने पास वो आए
आने वाले आ गए
आ गए
दिल धड़के हाए हाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये

जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
ओमम्ममम ओमम्ममम
जब तक राम की सेना आए
गाते रहो ये गाना
बंद हैं सारे दरवाज़े
हर रस्ता है अंजाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
अरे मुश्किल है इस रावण की लंका से बच के जाना
विनती है हनुमान से
हनुमान से
लंका में आग लगाए
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
जो होना था हो गया
जो होना है हो जाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये
अब तो राम ही जान बचाए
बेड़ा पार लगाये


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Blog Day : 3694 Post No. : 14610

“Preetam” (1971) was produced and directed by Bhappie Sonie. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Helen, Raj Mehra, Tiwari, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan, Siddhu, Malika, Urmila Bhatt, Raj Kishore, Ravikant, Daya Devi, Shyam, Dhanraj, Robert Slater, Birbal, Naaz, Dhumal, Mehmood etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised as a cabarat dance song on Helen.Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.


Song-Ham bhi shikaari tum bhi shikaari(Preetam)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa haa
aa aaa
aa haa

aaja aaja zara aaja dilwaale
meri aaankh ka nishana aazmaa le
ya tu karle shikar mujhe teer se
ya tu chot meri nazron ki khaa le
aaja aaja zara aaja dilwaale
meri aaankh ka nishaana aazmaa le
ya tu kar le shikaar mujhe teer se
ya tu chot meri nazron ki khaa le
hey
luabara kaalu
hum bhi shikari tum bhi shikari
hey
hum bhi shikari
hey tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaari aanhken hamaari
aankhe hamaari
aa haa
aa aaa
aahaa

jo huzur ko garoor hai shikaar ka
to gumaan mujhe roop ke bahaar ka
zara haath se kamaan to uthhaayiye
main bhi hausla to dekhoon sarkaar ka
jo huzur ko garoor hai shikaar ka
to gumaan mujhe roop ki bahaar ka
zara haath se kamaan to uthhaayiye
mai bhi hausla to dekhoon sarkaar ka
hey
balaru bai sa
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikari
hum bhi shikari
haa tum bhi shikari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa haa
aa aa
aa haa

dil waalon ko jalaana mera kaam hai
achche achchon ko jhukaana mera kaam hai
kaho karna hai mujhse muqaabla
zara soch lo
jawaani mera naam hai
dil waalon ko jalaana mera kaam hai
achche achchon ko jhukaana mera kaam hai
kaho karna hai mujhse muqaabla
zara soch lo
jawaani mera naam hai
hey
juwaala
judeta
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikari
he
hum bhi shikari
he tum bhi shikari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa


This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3652 Post No. : 14501

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 9
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My last post on our blog has been sometime back. I have been meaning to write about this song which has a couple of rare occurrences in the Hindi Film and Music world and was waiting for an opportune moment.

Recently, I have been fighting my own battles on my health front, having been hospitalised for surgical and advanced interventional pain management procedures, more than a couple of times in the last one year. I have diabetes, which is under control, however it has caused neuropathy in both my feet causing severe pain with tingling and burning sensations. I would like to take this opportunity to create awareness amongst all the readers of this blog that diabetes can be very dangerous and draining and that one should take care of their feet. One’s feet bear the entire weight of one’s body but always fail to get the attention and good care, as with other parts of the body.

Well, coming back to today’s post. Late last month, we, the regular (and irregular) contributors of this blog were told by our beloved SudhirJi, that the blog was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its creation and that song posts were expected from all the contributors. However, as hard as I tried, I couldn’t stick up to the deadline of sending in our contributions. However, Sudhir Ji would not relent and sent me another request to send in my post. This made me very embarrassed and I made a promise to myself that come what may, I will write my post and send it today, three days after my second extended deadline.

My association with this blog actually started around two years after I started my Facebook group – Rare Hindi Film Songs in 2010. In searching for old and rare songs to post, I would often visit the blog and later I came to know that even Atul Ji, the creator of this blog was a member and a regular visitor of my group. However, it took me almost 4 years to write my first post – for the song “Chup Chup Chup Kyon Baithe Ho” – and send it to Atul Ji for moderation and posting. Since then, I have been sending in my posts in bursts, start and stop.

Till date I have just posted about 20 odd songs, but I feel so much drawn to the Atulites group that I feel I have come to my home group amongst these various people across the world, who share similar passion and views. In particular, Avinash Ji and Sudhir Ji seem to like my kind of songs from movies of the 70s and early eighties, not that others are not encouraging.

My heartiest congratulations to Atul Ji, ASAD, Atulites and all the people who love HFM, on the 10th anniversary of this endeavour !!!

Now coming to today’s song. As I have mentioned above, this is a special song for me as it has a few rare characteristics associated with it, in the HFM world and also since it is quite a rare song. It is from the Pran, Navin Nischol and Rekha starrer ‘Dharma’ released in 1973. Two other songs from this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. For those who haven’t seen the movie or have forgotten it, the plot summary can be read here on IMDB.

Now, coming to this song with ‘Two Rare Occurrences’ for a Hindi movie!

It is an almost eight minute long song, starting with a straight cut and paste of the song “Aur Mera Naam Hai Jameela” sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the 1967 film ‘Night in London’ (composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and penned by Anand Bakshi). In both the films, Helen is the dancer performing this song on screen. But of course, the choreography is different in the two films. In this clip from ‘Dharma’, only one stanza of the original song from ‘Night In London’ is included and it is about 2 minutes in duration. Well this is one rare thing.

The second and most important rare thing about this song is that after Helen’s initial lip syncing to this cut-paste song, the actual song, sung by Asha Bhosle, is lip synced by four of the best cabaret dancers of that era. Of course after the Numero Uno – Helen – who’s in the first part. The subsequent segments are performed by Faryal, Sonia Sahani, Jayashree T and Bindu.

The video opens with Helen beginning the dance with some male dancers. The music has already begun. We can also see Ramesh Deo with Asit Sen, who is watching the dance wide-eyed and lecherously. They go to another dance bar and Faryal starts her part followed by Sonia Sahni performing in the third bar. In the fourth bar, Jayashree T is performing bhangra. In the last bar, they do drugs with drinks while Bindu is performing. In this film, Madan Puri and Ramesh Deo are together shown to cheat rich men by taking them to clubs and tempting them with wine and women. The song shows Seth Garib Das (Asit Sen) is being trapped by them and this cabaret number is organized for him.

I hope all of you like the interesting facts of this song as well as the song. Please comment.


Song – Arey Saaqi Jo Kal Ki Hai Bachi Baaki (Dharma) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Omi, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Sonik-Omi

Lyrics

yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

har ek dil ko dhadakne ki aadat huyi
main jis gali se bhi guzri qayamat huyi
log nazren bichaane lage
log nazren bichaane lage
haal dil ka sunaane lage
yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
utha parda
dekh jalwa
ke sheeshe mein
jawani ab utar jaaye
arey saaqi

rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
aa
rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
soyi hui jawani ko
tu chhoo ke zara jaga ja
meri nigahein, aadayen ye baahein bulaayen
veeraa. . .
hahh veeraa. . .aah
la laa la laa la laa la laa

o ho
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
arey saaqi

dil le ja nishaani
badi meherbaani
haaye dil le jaa nishaani
badi meherbaani
teri jiyegi
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
o mere dil jaani
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
ho mere dil jaani
haaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajana..aa..aa. . .

dum mein dum hai to dum laga
duniya kya hai nasha hi nasha
aasmaan ke baadal to
kuchh bhi nahin
mazaa to tab hai ke
zameen pe baadal bana
mere humdum
raat hai kam
ke baaton mein
ye saari
raat na jaaye
mere humdum. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

हर एक दिल को धड़कने की आदत हुई
मैं जिस गली से भी गुज़री क़यामत हुई
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
हाल दिल का सुनाने लगे
यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
उठा पर्दा
देख जलवा
के शीशे में
जवानी अब उतार जाये
अरे साक़ी

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा
सोई हुई जवानी को
तू छू के ज़रा जगा जा
मेरी निगाहें अदाएं ये बाहें बुलाएँ
वीरा॰ ॰ ॰
हाहह वीरा॰ ॰ ॰ आहह
ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ला

ओ हो
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
अरे साक़ी

दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
हाय दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
तेरी जिएगी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
ओ मेरे दिल जानी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
हो मेरे दिल जानी
हाए वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

दम में दम है तो दम लगा
दुनिया क्या है नशा ही नशा
आसमां के बादल तो
कुछ भी नहीं
मज़ा तो तब है के
ज़मीं पे बादल बना
मेरे हमदम
रात है कम
के बातों में
ये सारी
रात ना जाये
मेरे हमदम॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14495

“Raaj darbaar” song used to be an important part of small budget B grade movies of early 1960s. These songs would typically be sung by two singers and one of them would be Kamal Barot. 🙂

Two or more female dancers would give a synchronised dance performance, watched by royals seated proudly on their thrones.

Movies may be B grade but the music was mostly A grade stuff, seeing that there was a good supply of A grade music directors badly in need of assignments. While some of these music directors continued to languish in these movies , some of them quickly graduated to A grade stuff. 1963 saw an interesting case when the music of Parasmani (1963) became a runaway hit and that catapulted Laxmikant Pyarelal , till then assistants to Kalyanji Anandji, to big league.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) was also a curious case. It came in the same year as “Parasmani”(1963) and it shared several artists with “Parasmani”(1963). For instance, Babubhai Mistri was the director in both the movies and Mahipal was the hero in both of them.

If Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors in “Parasmani”(1963) then “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had music by their mentors viz Kalyanji Anandji.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had eight songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. All these songs were covered in 2010 ! There has been a lull for eight years since then.

Here is the fifth song from “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) to appear in the blog. This is a raj darbaar song which is picturised on several female dancers. I am unable to identify them and I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

The song is sung by Kamal Barot (what did I say earlier 🙂 ) and Mubarak Begam. Ved Prakash is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.


Song-Main to ho gayi re badnaam (Sunahri Naagin)(1963) Singers-Kamal Barot, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Ved Prakash, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

wafaaon ka aalam
mitne laga hai
mohabbat ka dam
phir ghutne laga hai

main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

<ye dil to tera deewaana hai
chaahat se bhara paimaana hai
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
apna hai ya begaana hai
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

ek teer jigar ke paar hua
aur dard gale ka haar hua
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
jabse tera deedaar hua
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

bhoole se mohabbat kar baithe
ye kaisi qayaamat kar baithe
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
ham dil se baghaawat kar baithe
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam


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Blog Day : 3646 Post No. : 14475

“Naujawaan”(1966) was directed by Chaand for S S Films, Bombay. This stunt film had Dara Singh, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Randhawa, Tiwari, Madan Puri, Kundan, Sundar, Randheer, Chaman Puri, Gauri, Neelam, Bela Bose, Madhu Malti, Ramlal Malik, Veena etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Naujawaan”(1966) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by G S Kohli.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song on Helen and another female dancer whom I am unable to identify. Ajit and Dara singh are also visible in the picturisation. I hope I have identified Helen correctly. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors in the picturisation whom I have not been able to identify.


Song-Majnu sa aashiq mar gaya (Naujawaan)(1966) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-G S Kohli

Lyrics

majnu sa aashiq mar gaya
hmm hmm
lekin naseehat kar gaya
kya
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
majnu sa aashiq mar gaya
lekin naseehat kar gaya
kya
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
majnu sa aashiq mar gaya
lekin naseehat kar gaya

bade naseeb se dil mein
wo aaj aaye hain aen
aji wo aaye hain aen
abhi to aaye hain aen
junoon e ishq mein ae
junoon e ishq mein
hum aaj ladkhadaaye hain
junoon e ishq mein
hum aaj ladkhadaaye hain
ye haal dekha ajab tera
ghabraa ke dil ne ye kaha
kya
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mijaaje shareef mein
majnu sa aashiq mar gaya
lekin naseehat kar gaya

hansi hansi mein aashiqui mein
jaan jaane de ae ae
ye jaan jaane de ae
ho jaan jaane de ae
haseen maut ko o o
haseen maut ko
hans kar gale lagaane de
haseen maut ko hans kar gale lagaane de
ye ishq ki hai ibtida
kya hogi iski intiha
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
majnu sa aashiq mar gaya
lekin naseehat kar gaya
kya
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
majnu sa aashiq mar gaya

khayaal kya hai tumhaara
ke main nashe mein hoon
aji hoon hosh mein
khuda kasam
maze mein hoon oon oon oon
sukoon dil ka
tamanna ki har khushi le le
ye wo nasha hai
jo jeete ji zindagi le le
ye ishq aag hai
is aag mein jal jaane de
ye pyaar dhokha hai
ye dhokha
hans ke khaane de
sambhaal khud ko zara
haan
ye dil sambhalta nahin
to phir na ishq se dar
ye dar nikalta nahin
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

ye poochh humse ae
ye poochh humse
lutf kya hai dil lagaane mein aen
bada maza hai kaleje pe chot khaane mein
aashiq khushi se mar gaye
buzdil naseehat kar gaye
karta main tauba ishq se
aaya mizaaje shareef mein aaya
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
aaya mizaaje shareef mein
aaya mizaaje shareef mein


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3619 Post No. : 14423

Missing Films of 1960s – 75
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‘Thief Of Baghdad’ – a movie that has now became a legend, came to the silver screen almost a hundred years ago, in an era when even Hollywood was still in the silent zone. This archetypal tale adapted from the ‘Tales of a Thousand Nights’ (what we know better as ‘Arabian Nights’), was made into a film by Douglas Fairbanks who wrote the story for the film, produced it and played the lead role. Over the decades, this film has become a seminal benchmark of what fantasy cinema should be. The lavish production was much ahead of its time of the 1920s. In that era, the production cost of the film came to a whopping 1.1 million USD. One has to see to believe the scale of production – towering palaces, fabulous interiors, special effects to blow your mind and a cast of thousands much before Cecil B DeMille put his hand to the camera. This film is available in public domain, and it is a veritable treat to watch.

Over the decades, the film has been remade in Hollywood and also in other parts of the world, sustaining and perpetuating the fantasy of this adorable tale of a petty, brazen, street smart thief whose philosophy in life is “. . . what I like, I take.” His life changes when he sees the sleeping princess and falls in love with her. The plot of the story passes through many twists and turns and magical elements, before the two lovers are joined together. While watching the film, one gets this feeling – haan yes, this is how it happens in the adventure films of Hindi cinema. But the important thing to realize is – here is where it started. This is the original, and what followed are influenced from this one.

In Hindi films, the earliest reference we can garner is a silent film from 1931 – ‘Iraaque Ka Chor’. Although not essentially mentioning Baghdad, and in the absence of any plot details, it is possible that this film follows the Fairbanks original from 1924. Besides the interesting trivia that Baghdad and Basra were probably the only two well known cities of Iraq.

In the era of sound movies, 1934 is the first time this name appears. That year, two films were made – ‘Baghdad Ka Chor’ and ‘Iraaque Ka Chor’. The next in line is the 1946 film ‘Baghdad Ka Chor’, followed again in 1955 by another film of the same name. Then in 1968, we have the Dara Singh starrer ‘Thief Of Baghdad’. In 1977 came another version with the same title, the star cast being led by Shatrughan Sinha, Kabir Bedi and Sulakshana Pandit. In 1978, Kabir Bedi starred in another film by the same name, for TV.

With this song today we bring on board the 1968 film ‘Thief Of Baghdad’. The film is produced by Bohra Brothers and is directed by Shriram. The abbreviated list of actors is Dara Singh, Nishi, Helen, Savita, Jeevankala, P Kailash, BM Vyas, Sheikh, Ravi Kumar, Ram Kumar, Maqbool, Sunanda, Amritrana, Jilani, Sarita Devi, Munshi Munakka, Bijnor, Ramesh Kant, Johnny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Maruti, Rani, Gani, Mohammed Ali, B Sandow, Gulab, Gaffar, Mansoor, Mohammedali Steelman, Vimla, Khursheed and Saudagar Singh. And we see many of them in the video clip of this song.

The information about the songs in Geet Kosh is indicated as being not complete. It lists 5 songs, with indication that more songs are in the film. The film being available, I checked it and I can identify at least one more song which is not listed in Geet Kosh.

The credits of the film identify two songwriters – Aziz Ghaazi and SH Bihari. The writer of this song is not specifically identified. Music is given by Baldev Nath, which most likely is the same person as Baldev Nath Bali or BN Bali.

This song is a raaj darbaar dance song which is performed by Helen and Rani [Jeevankala]. The singing voice is just one, i.e. Asha Bhosle with the lines being shared by the two dancers on screen.
[Ed Note: Thanks to dear Prakash ji for correcting the identification of the lady dancer accompanying Helen in this song.]

In this screen situation, Nishi is the princess who has fallen in love with Dara Singh, a commoner. Dara Singh and his team is captured and are shown in chains. The scheming Wazir, role played by P Kailash (I need help to identify this actor) has imprisoned the King, and has forced the princess to marry him, given that her father and her lover are both his prisoners. So Nishi and this Wazir are seated in the two throne like chairs, and the dance is being performed for the occasion. As per the storyline of this film, Helen performs the role of Dara Singh’s younger sister.
[Ed Note: Once again thanks to dear Prakash ji for identifying the actor playing the role of the Wazir.]

The video clip shows a number of actors. There are two more men in chains. The one in mustard shirt with chains tied to his wrists (again need help to identify this actor) plays the role of Dara Singh’s younger brother in the film. The third person in chains, wearing a black shirt and with chains around his neck is Sheikh. There is a few other actors shown in momentary close up shots, who are also watching this performance. I request other readers and friends to please help identify them.

So with this song, the 1968 film ‘Thief Of Baghdad’ makes its debut on our blog. That also brings the count of films brought on board through this series now to 75. Wow. Let us see how many more we are able to add in the coming weeks. Working on the home work list that Katie Ben prepared for me, we shall not be hitting the century mark on this series, but I think we will get pretty close. 🙂

 

Song – Humko Bhi Marna Hai, Tumko Bhi Marna Hai  (Thief Of Baghdad) (1968) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Baldev Nath

Lyrics

khabrdaar. . .

hoshiyaar. . .

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai
marne se darna kya
jeene ki baaten kar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

duniya ke gulshan mein
kaante hazaaron hain
duniya ke gulshan mein
kaante hazaaron hain
kaanton se bachta ja
duniya se daaman bhar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

chaahat ki raahon mein
maana ke khatra hai
chaahat ki raahon mein
maana ke khatra hai
phir bhi tu chalta ja
mere ishaaron par
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

maujon mein rehne de
kashti jawaani ki
maujon mein rehne de
kashti jawaani ki
aata nahin hum ko
marna kinaaron par

humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai
marne se darna kya
jeene ki baaten kar
humko bhi marna hai
tumko bhi marna hai

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

खबरदार॰ ॰ ॰

होशियार॰ ॰ ॰

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है
मरने से डरना क्या
जीने की बातें कर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

दुनिया के गुलशन में
कांटे हजारों हैं
दुनिया के गुलशन में
कांटे हजारों हैं
काँटों से बचता जा
दुनिया से दामन भर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

चाहत की राहों में
माना के खतरे हैं
चाहत की राहों में
माना के खतरे हैं
फिर भी तू चलता जा
मेरे इशारों पर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है

मौजों में रहने दे
कश्ती जवानी की
मौजों में रहने दे
कश्ती जवानी की
आता नहीं हम को
मारना किनारों पर

हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है
मरने से डरना क्या
जीने की बातें कर
हमको भी मरना है
तुमको भी मरना है


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Blog Day : 3543 Post No. : 14224

“Mome Ki Gudiya”(1972) was produced and directed by Mohan Mukar for M K Films Private Limited, Bombay. The movie had Tanuja, Ratan Chopra (new discovery), Jeva, Bhahmchaari, Meena T, Tuntun, Paro, Raj Mehra, Rashid Khan, Helen, Gopal Sahgal, Ridku, Brahm Bhardwaj, N Date, Subhash, Prakash Antra, Sunil Sharma, Ajay Kumar, Umakant Rao, Prakash Bhatia, Prakash Vaid, Naseb Singh etc in it with special appearances by Premnath, Nazeer Hussain and Om Prakash.

This “social” movie, which was apparently made to launch Ratan Chopra in Hindi movies, failed as a launch vehicle. Those were the days when failure of a movie meant failure of music of the movie as well, but that was not so in this case. There were five songs in it and these songs were quite popular. Anand Bakshi had sung two songs in the movie. The song “baaghon mein bahaar aayi” was one of the most popular songs of those days, as far as I was concerned.

Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Baaghon me bahaar aayi 558 16-Jan-09
Bandhan toote na sanwariya 4965 8-Nov-11
Reshma jawaan ho gayee 10211 5-Sep-14
Main dhoondhh raha thha sapnon mein 14218 30-Mar-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Mome Ki Gudiya”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a cabarat dance. I thought that it was Madhumati(Helen’s lookalike) but the name of Helen is there is the cast and Madhumati’s is not there. So I guess that the dancer is Helen, after all. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation.

With this song, “Mome Ki Gudiya”(1972) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video


Song-Nainon ki gaadi chali chhuk chhuk(Mome Ki Gudiya)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk
o dilwaale matwaale
tere dil ke tesan pe
gaadi gayi
ruk ruk
ruk
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk
o dilwaale matwaale
tere dil ke tesan pe
gaadi gayi
ruk ruk
ruk
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk chhuk
nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk

lalalalalala
lalalalalal
laa laa
lalalalalala
lalalalalal
laa laa

aise jo aankhen churaayega re
aise jo aankhen churaayega
to baad mein tu pachhtaayega
chal degi baabu
arre gaadi aage
tu dekhta hi rah jaayega
darr mat duniya se
chalna hai to chal
aankh micholi khelen
luk chhup luk chhup
luk chhup luk chhup
luk chhup
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk chhuk
nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
o dilwaale matwaale
tere dil ke tesan pe
gaadi gayi
ruk ruk
ruk
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk chhuk
Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk

jeewan hai kya
ek rail hai re
jeewan hai kya
ek rail hai
do din jawaani ka khel hai
thhode dinon ki
hai ye judaai
thhode dinon ka ye mel hai
prem nagar manzil hai hamaari
raste mein shahar do
dukh sukh
dukh sukh
dukh sukh
dukh sukh
dukh sukh
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk chhuk
Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
o dilwaale matwaale
tere dil ke tesan pe
gaadi gayi
ruk ruk
ruk
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk chhuk
Nainon ki gaadi chali
gaadi chali chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk
chhuk chhuk


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