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This article is written by Nahm, 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 :

4095 Post No. : 15240

wo chaand hai to aks bhi paani mein aayegaa
kirdaar khud ubhar ke kahaani mein aayegaa
(Iqbal Sajid)

Aks – reflection
Kirdaar – character

“jis ke paas koyi saboot nahin hota, kya wo kabhi beqasoor nahi ho sakta.”

This is the dialogue spoken by Meenakshi Sheshadri to Anil Kapoor, a lawyer, when he has refused to take her sister’s Beena’s case.  Meenakshi’s sister is a doctor and a patient dies in her private clinic, after she has administered a medicine to the patient. The medicine contains poison, and the bottle is already in the custody of the courts/police. There is no way anyone can prove that the patient did not die because of the medicine in that bottle. So all the lawyers are refusing the case and Meenakshi and the brother in law Parikshit Sahani, also a doctor, are running from pillar to post to find a lawyer who can defend Beena in the court.

The moment she says this dialogue, Anil Kapoor is transported to his childhood, when his mother Nutan had said the same words to the lawyer/ public prosecutor Amrish Puri, in defense of her husband Girish Karnad.  This whole story is in flash back – the story of Anil Kapoor, his sister and parents.

In the present, Anil Kapoor decides to defend Beena in the courts, and in true heroic style, drinks the medicine from the very bottle to prove that the patient did not die because of the medicine. Within minutes, the case is over, judgment delivered, Beena is ‘ba-izzat bari’.  Parikshit Sahani takes Anil Kapoor to the hospital immediately and treats him to save his life.  What happens to the actual culprit who put poison into the medicine bottle, I don’t know.

The court language in this type of films had glossary like ‘mulzim’ which is the one accused of a crime, ‘mujrim’ is the one whose crime is proved.  Crime is ‘jurm’ and ‘mere faazil dost’ means ‘my esteemed friend’ – this is how lawyers would refer to each other in front of a judge.

So with the case over, the doctors are grateful to Anil Kapoor and Meenakshi is in love with him. The doctors host a party to celebrate and Anil Kapoor on piano, again revives his child hood memory of the theme song at the party. This is Part-II of the song. After this party this dream sequence song, “Ae Mere Khwaabon Ke Shehzaade” comes up. This is a beach song, posted Peevicies’s mom and I have seen that song too just now. That song is one extravaganza on Madh island or Aksa beach and what is Meenakshi wearing in the last sequence? Looks as if she was trying to be a South Indian Cleopatra.

Now back to flashback:  Girish Karnad is convicted of a crime he did not commit. Nutan has tried in vain to get someone to fight her husband’s case against the formidable Amrish Puri. Their happy family is ruined, even as she manages to obtain a stay on the conviction of ‘sazaa-e-maut’, but reached late on the location. Girish Karnad has been hanged. After this I think, she loses her mind and is taken to mental Asylum.

Meanwhile the young children Anil Kapoor and the sister are left to fend for themselves in the big bad world. That is when Anil Kapoor is remembers the song that his mother and father used to sing, with his father on the piano, “Jeet Jaayenge Hum. . .”.  The song is highly motivational, though situational.  It is songs like these which make Laxmikant-Pyarelal such kings of the proverbial situational songs.  Theme song or not, the lyrics and composition is all more than apt for the mood and need of the script.  And to think that the script by Javed Akhtar originally had no scope for songs.

The events of childhood have a profound effect on the young Anil Kapoor and the song motivates him to keep fighting and to always hope and strive to win against all odds. And win he does, grows up to become a lawyer himself, struggles with the system and grows to achieve his goals step by step. All this while he is always conscious of how his mother’s struggles with the system to save his father from being punished from the crime which he has not committed. He has raised his younger sister Khushoo and who is now studying in a college. Anil Kapoor manages to trace his mother also and brings her home. But she is still not well and does not remember her children. Which is a cause for more pain, prompting Anil Kapoor to recall the childhood song again. This is when the Part-III of the song is played when Anil Kapoor and Meenakshi sing this song at home, hoping to revive Nutan’s memory and restore her mental health.

I thought, this was a movie made by GP Sippy, but turns out it was eventually made by Subhash Ghai.   Actually I found this song on YouTube a few days ago and saved the link to see it sometime. Today I got the time to see it and all the memory of the story, dialogue and songs etc. came rushing in the mind.

Jab itna kuchh likhne ke liye yaad aa gayaa to ek post to ban hi jaati hai. 🙂

The song is played multiple times throughout the film. This can’t be anyone other than Anand Bakshi’s doing, the lyrics I mean. Singers are Shabbir Kumar (in full Rafi mode) for Anil Kapoor, Nitin Mukesh for Girish Karnad and Lata Mangeshkar for Nutan, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Khushboo.

It shows that successful people have motivation for success, early in life and have to be ready for struggle. Come what may, we will not give up. Because life is always a struggle, even if one cannot foresee the difficulties to come. ‘Jung’ is not war here, but an avowal not to give up against adversities. In every way, it is struggle to succeed and defeat the bad. And this struggle starts with self to improve the self and its abilities and make them pure, truthful, honest and trustworthy. Because to do ‘jung’ with your lot is to do ‘jidd-o-jahad’ i.e. to struggle and strive.

I found a poem in the photos which I had taken in the hotel at Jaipur, during our vacation visit earlier this year.  I am searching the net for the name of the poet but even Rekhta.com is not having the works of this poet.  The title of the poem is ‘Kuchh Kehna Chaahta Hoon”.

tum kuchh lafz
musta’aar de do
main bolna chaahta hoon

mere lafzon ke haathh
ab sar par aa chuke hain
jaise haarey huye sipaahi

wo itna jhooth pee chuke hain
sach keh nahin sakte

apaahij, beemar aur za’eefon ki tarah
un ko sirf taknaa aata hai

tum kuchh lafz
musta’aar de do
main kuchh kehnaa chaahta hoon.

Musta’aar – lend, loan for a while.
Apaahij – handicap
Za’eef – aged, frail with age

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Video (Part III)

Audio (Part III)

Song – Zindagi Har Qadam Ik Nayi Jung Hai (Meri Jung) (1985) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Nitin Mukesh, Shabbir Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Lata Mangeshkar + Nitin Mukesh
Lata Mangeshkar + Shabbir Kumar

Lyrics

(Part I)
hmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
hmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmmmm
aa aa aaaaa
aa aa aaaaa
aa aa aaaaa
aa aa aaaaa
oo oo ooooo
oo oo ooooo
aaa aaaaa aaaaa
hmmmmmm mmmmm
hmmmmmm mmmmm

jeet jaayenge hum
oo ooo ooooo
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai

tu ne hi
sajaaye hain
mere honthon pe ye geet
tu ne hi
sajaaye hain
mere honthon pe ye geet
teri preet se mere
jeewan mein bikhra sangeet
mera sab kuchh teri dain hai
mere mann ke meet
main hoon ek tasveer
tu mera roop rang hai ea ea
zindagi 
har qadam
ik nayi 
jung hai
zindagi 
zindagi ee
har qadam
ik nayi 
jung hai

hausla na chhod
kar saamna jahaan ka
hausla na chhod
kar saamna jahaan ka
wo badal rahaa hai
dekh rang aasmaan ka
rang aasmaan ka
ye shikast ka nahin
ye fateh ka rang hai ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai

roz kahaan dhoondenge
sooraj chaand sitaaron ko
aag lagaa kar hum roshan
kar lenge andhiyaaron ko
gham nahin jab talak
dil mein ye umang hai ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai
hmmmmm
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai

(Part II)
ooo ooooo
hmmmm mmmm mmmmm
hmmm mmmm mmm
oooo ooooo
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ek nayi
jung hai

(Part III)
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai

ik dooje se
ham donon ke
naam judey hain aise
ik dooje se
ham donon ke
naam judey hain aise
mast hawaaon mein ea
saaz judey hain aise
jaise main dor hoon
aur tu patang hai ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
zindagi
har qadam
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai

aaaaa aaaaaaaa
oooo oooooo
aaaa aaaaaaa
ooooooo oooooooo
ooooooo

[Nutan speaks]

tu ne hi sajaaye hain
mere honthon pe ye geet
tu ne hi
tu ne hi sajaaye hain
mere honthon pe ye geet
tu ne hi sajaaye hain
mere honthon pe ye geet
teri preet se mere
jeewan mein bikhra sangeet
teri preet se mere
jeewan mein bikhra sangeet
mera sab kuchh teri dain hai
mere mann ke meet
mera sab kuchh teri dain hai
mere mann ke meet
main hoon ek tasveer
tu mera  aa
mera aa
mera aa
mera aa

[Anil Kapoor : gaao na maa]

main hoon ik tasveer
tu mera roop rang hai ea ea
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
zindagi
har qadam
har qadam
ik nayi
ik nayi
jung hai
zindagi
har qadam
ik nayi
jung hai
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
jeet jaayenge hum
tu agar
tu agar
sang hai ea ea ea
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai
hmmmmm
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai
hmmmmm
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai
hmmmmm
zindagi
hmmmmm
har qadam
hmmmmm
ik nayi
hmmmmm
jung hai

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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.

My affair with Sadhna started very tiny. The film was ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ (1969) and the song was “Sainyaan Le Gayi Jeeya Teri Pehli Nazar”. That image of a beautiful Kashmiri village belle, with that charming and becoming smile captured my mind and my heart. She was being blackmailed by Sanjay to sing a song for him, using her recorded voice in a tape recorder, which he threatened to make public. So in a manner of speaking, the song was of the ‘Dance Under Duress’ category. 🙂 She is somewhat letting it on that her song and dance is a make believe effort. But then Hindi films are Hindi films. And a tiny pre-teen mind is quite inexperienced in these matters; and quite easily enamored by that charming smile, and the gestures of endearment, howsoever artificial they may have been.

In the same year (1969), I also got to see ‘Inteqaam’. The storyline therein is a make believe endeavor to deceive a rich man and his son, and so I was not impressed with her presence and her beauty as much. ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ would be the compass bearing for me for some time, till I got into my next crush. 🙂

Remembering Sadhna on the anniversary of her birth today – 2nd September.

It would be much later that I would realize that I had actually seen her much earlier in ‘Parakh’ (1960), which I had watched on TV. Actually, it would be many years after that TV viewing that I correctly identified the leading lady as Sadhna. For many years at a stretch, I used to believe that Nutan was the heroine in ‘Parakh’. Many years later when this error was set right in my mind, I went back to see this film once again, to make sure that I had finally identified her correctly in that film.

Later on, the mind got to see her other earlier films on the rewind –  ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Aarzoo’ (1965), ‘Love In Simla’ (1960), ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’ and ‘Asli Naqli’ (1962), ‘Rajkumar’ (1964), and the quintessential ‘Mere Mehboob’ of 1963. This is the listing of films that I got to see earlier; of course the other films like ‘Prem Patra’ (1962), ‘Man Mauji’ (1962), ‘Wo Kaun THi’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Dulha Dulhan’ (1964) also followed, albeit later. The ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ effect was repeated when I got to see ‘Mere Mehboob’. That scene of the first encounter between Husna (Sadhna) and Anwar (Rajendra Kumar) is one of the most unforgettable cinema moments in my mind. All the un-uttered emotions that were spoken just through the eyes, the only part of the face that is partially visible from within the burqa (veil covering the face), emphatically conveyed much more than any words.

Born this day in 1941, Sadhna would have been 78 today. She was born in Karachi, into a Sindhi family. When the partition happened in 1947, the Shivdasani family moved to Bombay. As she has stated in her interviews, she was interested in dramatics right from childhood, and used to participate in school plays. Her uncle (father’s real brother) Hari Shivdasani, was already an established actor in Bombay. Hari had started his career appearing in films, from 1934 – his first film being ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ (1935). So when Sadhna and her family moved to Bombay, she already had a mentor and a significant link into the film industry.

She was just fourteen, when this filmland connection, got her a bit appearance as one of the chorus dancing girls in the 1955 film ‘Shri 420’. Hari Shivdasani himself had a significant role in the film, as one of the coterie of crooked businessmen. The song is the iconinc “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh. . .”. Sadhna is one of the chorus dancers, quite easily identifiable, at least in the first half of the song. Hari Shivdasani is himself present in the group of guests at this party. [Note: Another very notable presence in this song is that of Jaikishan, the music director.] There is anecdotal material which says that Raj Kapoor was somewhat offended with Sadhna, on issues relating to hair style and make up etc., and that Sadhna did not complete the shooting of this song.

During her first year at college, producer director TN Bihari approached her for a secondary role in a Sindhi film ‘Abaana’, released in 1958. Sadhna played the role of the younger sister of the heroine, role played by Sheila Ramani. Star struck as she was, the teenaged Sadhna requested Sheila for her autograph when they first met for shooting. Giving her the autograph, Sheila commented that one day will come when she (Sheila) would be taking autograph from Sadhna – a prophecy that realized itself shortly thereafter.

Things moved fast after this. Sadhna photo appeared in ‘Screen’. The photo came to the notice of Shashadhar Mukhrjee, who invited Sadhna to join the School of Acting that he had established in Filmalya, his production studio. Sadhna joined. ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) was launched, with Nasir Husain as the director. S Mukherjee gave him the option to select a new heroine opposite Shammi Kapoor, and Nasir Husain picked Asha Parekh, also one of the students at the same school. Sadhna had to wait another year for her formal break into films. S Mukherjee announced ‘Love In Simla’ (1960) as the launch vehicle for his son Joy Mukherjee. The director, RK Nayyar, was also making his directorial debut with this film. Given the option by S Mukherjee, RK Nayyar picked Sadhna as the leading lady for the film. Her film career had now formally started.

For about a decade, her career was a rising graph, and her work was very much appreciated. She appeared along with practically all the big names of that era – Dev Aanand, Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Joy Mukherjee, Dharmendra, Biswajit, Sanjay, Kishore Kumar, Feroze Khan, Parikshit Sahni, and yes, Rajesh Khanna – one film they shared credits for – ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ (1972). About 30 films, in a career span of about 15 years, is the sum total of Sadhna’s body of work.

By the end of the decade of 1960s, Sadhna developed some recurring health problems and her films started getting delayed. 1974 saw the release of ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ and ‘Chhote Sarkar’. In 1975 came ‘Vandana’ and a much delayed ‘Amaanat’. After that, there is radio silence in her career, as she chose to stay away from films. Even earlier than that, HS Rawail opted for Vijayantimala for the leading lady in ‘Sunghursh’ (1968), after first considering Sadhna, and so did Pacchi, when he replaced Sadhna with Rajshri for ‘Around The World’ (1967).

Although Sadhna was the heroine of choice for ‘Love In Simla’, the director RK Nayyar (also her future husband), was quite openly unhappy with her looks. In his opinion, Sadhna’s forehead was wide enough to “. . . land a helicopter”. It was suggested that her hair style be changed. And after some research, the choice came to Audrey Hepburn’s hair style in films like ‘Sabrina’ (1954) and ‘Funny Face’ (1957). Audrey Hepburn sported a few locks of hair that were not brushed back, but were thrown forward so as to partially cover her forehead. The hairstyle was adopted, and yes, it became very popular in India, by the name ‘Sadhna Cut’.

Sadhna passed away in 2015, on 25th December.

Today’s song is solo performance on screen by Sadhna. The film is ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’ from 1970. The film is produced under the banner of Twinkle Star, Bombay, and is directed by Ramesh Sehgal. The cast of actors is listed as Sadhana, Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jagdeep, Nadira, Leela Mishra, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Meena, Madhumati, and Uday Chandrika.

There are 8 songs listed for this film, all from the pen of Anand Bakshi. The music is from the mind of SD Burman. Singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar.

The story is about two childhood friends, who fall in love with the same lady, who in turns, loves only one of them. The other person is not aware of this reality, and actually tries to get help from his friend to woo the lady. Hmm. . . reminds one of many films – especially ‘Sangam’ (1964). The story progresses on very predictable lines, with sacrifice at the end of the film, by the one who is earlier unaware of his friend’s love, and later regrets after coming to know the truth. However, it is the songs and the music of this film which are something great to write home about. Together, SD Burman and Anand Bakshi have collaborated in about a dozen films and majority of them have wonderful songs that have been hits.

This song is sort of an on stage performance by Sadhna. We can seen Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya and Nadira in the audience. Biswajeet, the unaware friend, thinks that this song is meant for him, and is quite happy. Dharmendra, who is aware of the triangle, and has been coaxed by Biswajeet to attend this performance, is quite visibly ill at ease during the performance.

I picked this song for the poignant and effective performance by Sadhna, for a song that is somewhat of a somber expression of serious love. The lyrics of this song are adapted from a traditional bhajan originally written by Sant Meerabai.

Lovely song, lovely rendition by a lovely Sadhna. Things can’t get much better than this for the tiny crush in my heart that still sustains.

Song – Main To Tere Rang Raati (Ishq Par Zor Nahin) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mitwaa. . aa. . aaa. . aaaa. .
mere saathi

main to
tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aaa. . aaa. .
mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

raana ki
naa banoon main raani
main to hoon kaanha
teri deewani
le ja chupke se meri doli
doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
le ja chupke se meri doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
sang aaye
na aaye
baraati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
kaise bichhde hamre naina
naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
kaise bichhde hamre naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
sang jaley
sang bujhey
diya baati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aa. . aa. .
mitwa. . aaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मितवा॰ ॰ आs आss आsss
मेरे साथी

मैं तो
तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss आss
मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

राणा की
ना बनूँ मैं रानी
मैं तो हूँ कान्हा
तेरी दीवानी
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
संग आए
ना आए
बाराती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
संग जले
संग बुझे
दिया बाती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰
मितवा॰ ॰ आsss
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति


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.

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 41
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1st August of 2009, ten years ago. Five songs had been posted that day. As many as 4 movies opened their accounts on the blog that day – the four debut movies being ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952), ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiya’ (1955), ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ (1957) and ’Laakhon Mein Ek’ (1971). The fifth film – ‘Bhabhi’ from 1957 had its 5th song posted that day.

The current status of these five films is that two of them – ‘Bhaabhi’ and ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ have since been yippeee’d. for the remaining 3 films, two songs are pending for each one of them. The following table gives the complete status, as of just prior to this post today. The second last column gives info about the film status as of ten years ago, and the last column gives the status, as of today.

Ruk Jaa Re Piyaa Sabse Bada Rupaiyya 1955 Deb 7 of 9
Tie Lagaa Ke Maana Janaab Ban Gaye Hero Bhaabhi 1957 5th Yippeee’d
Tum Kyaa Jaano Tumhaari Yaad Me Ham Kitna Roye Shin Shinaaki Bubbla Boo 1952 Deb 5 of 7
Sainyaa Kyon Aaye Mujhe Angdaayi Duniya Rang Rangeeli 1957 Deb Yippeee’d
Jogi O Jogi Arre Pyaar Me Kyaa Hogaa Laakhon Mein Ek 1971 Deb 3 of 5

Getting on to Ten-Year Challenge, I looked up the pending songs from the three films that are still awaiting yippeee status, and I have picked this song from the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ of 1952.

This film is produced and directed by PL Santoshi, under his home banner of Santoshi Productions. The main cast of actors is listed as Rehana, Ranjan, Sadhana Bose, Veera, Baby Tabassum, Radha Kishan, Mumtaz Ali, Tiwari, Samson, Indu Pal, Shama Gulnar, Prabhu, Sarosh, Bingu, Goldstein, Mehmood, Senoor (parrot), Titi (cat).

The film has 7 songs which are penned by PL Santoshi and the music is composed by C Ramchandra. In the earlier posts, our dear Arun ji has dealt with the theme of the picture, its main artists and the issue of the film being banned by the govt, inspite of getting a ‘U’ certificate from the Censors. Interested readers may refer to the detailed posts by Arun ji, for the following songs – “Arey Baba. . Ye Hansi Baba. . Ye Khushi Baba. .” and, “Kuchh Chuhalen Hon Kuchh Charche Hon”.

Interesting to note that 1998, a TV serial with title ‘Cincinnati Bublaa Boo’ was telecast by Star Plus, over a period of 25 weeks – yes, ‘Shin Shinaaki’ and ‘Cincinnat’ sound very suspiciously close to each other. Cincinnati is a city in the US, and Shin Shinaaki is the name of the female lead in this fantasy story.

The song is crafted like a bhajan, and has very very philosophical flavor. Actually, the theme of this song is surprisingly quite profound – telling about a thief who lives inside, and does not allow the individual person to light the lamp of devotion. Tied with the bonds of karma, the person is not able to resist as this thief plunders the treasures of good will and bhakti, and keeps the self entangled in the web of this world. This thief is ‘maaya’, the illusory misconceptions and wrong understanding of this world, which hides the truth about this world, the self and the devotional relationship to the Almighty.

The verses of this song have a deep meaning, and are very well crafted. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar. A song that needs some attention as one listens to it.

With this song, the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’moves one step closer to Yippeee status. Now only one more song of this film remains to be posted here.

Song – Sai Re, Sai Re. . . Ghar Ghar Mein Ik Chor Sai  (Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

saai re
saai re

saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo
tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
loot jaaye sab maal khazaana
din dekhe na raati re
din dekhe na raati
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
laakh kare koi zor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

oo oo
tere dekhte ghar mein aaya. . .
ghar mein aaya
tere dekhte doley
kaisa jaadu daala tujh pe
tu kuchh bhi na boley re
tu kuchh bhi na boley
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
baandh karam ki dor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साईं रे
साईं रे

साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
लूट जाये सब माल खज़ाना
दिन देखे ना राति रे
दिन देखे ना राति
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
लाख करे कोई जोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
तेरे देखते घर में आया॰ ॰ ॰
घर में आया
तेरे देखते डोले
कैसा जादू डाला तुझ पे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले रे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
बांध करम की डोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰


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.

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4010 Post No. : 15117 Movie Count :

4152

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 6
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The heart must have missed a beat – on reading the title of this post. Goodness. . . this wonderful iconic song, 65 years ago – it captured the imagination and the hearts of a generation, nay, many a generation of young hearts in love. This unforgettable song is imprinted on the sands of memory, never to be erased by any winds that may blow, till the end of life.

The golden age of melody was at its peak. The manner in which Shailendra knit together the words and lines of this love song – cannot be and has not been bettered since. The melody and the orchestration conceived by Shanker Jaikishan – the arrangement of the instruments, the preludes, the interludes, the rhythm – everything just perfect in this song. The renditions – Manna Da and Lata – the voices working together seamlessly – rising and falling in unison, and in apposition, complementing, merging – the “aa haa haa” lines going up all the way to the clouds. The lines

pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota

receding into the depths of somber apprehensions, and then suddenly a rising declaration of a resolution,

chaand na chamkega kabhi

the rendition volume going up all the way to the moon. The resolve expressed with such a dignified confidence in the nature’s machinations. The moon – no it will never stop shining, and thus, by implication, this love will never be broken, this companionship will never part. And suddenly, instinctively, unknowingly there is a lump in the throat and a warm moisture on the corners of the eyelids. Yes, yes – that is what love is – the poet, the music-waala, the singers – yes, they have got it just right, on the dot. Yes that is what love is, what it ought to be. Such noble souls lived in that golden era – who could feel it right, and conjure up an imagination, combining the words, the music and the sound – and then tell it to us so simply – that no further discourse would be necessary.

I am reminded of another quintessential song from the same film –

ramaiya vasta vaiya
maine dil tujhko diya

And once again, the simplest of words, the simplest verse one can conjure up – and there is no better way, no better words invented, before or since, to say – I love you.

And the scene, the depiction – the conceptualization – a master presenter is at work here. Here is an emotional entanglement coming to fruition in the hearts of two young people, almost at the very bottom of the ladder of social significance. A part time employee at a laundry, who has “borrowed” a suit that has come for cleaning, and his shoes are in tatters. A self employed teacher, who gives basic education to the underprivileged children in the backyard of her own home. But then love does not check on social status, or verify your bank balances, before making a burrow into the hearts. That love is simple. That love is without embellishments. That love is honest and innocent. That simply is love, and it happens, just happens.

The overcast skies, the lashing rains, the amused witness – the chaiwaala (tea seller), the incidental umbrella, the handy tootle that the young man plays, the happenstance of three cheruby toddlers in raincoats – all put together in a scenario that simply cannot now be erased from the memory’s palette.

The emotional expressions of the leading pair are just as consummate and accomplished as the scenario itself. The sharing of the umbrella becomes such a pivotal exchange. The young man offers it to the lady. And she hands it back, seeing him getting drenched. He takes it, but then sees that she is in the same plight, so immediately offers it back to her. She once again takes it, and with a helplessness writ large on her face, sees him getting drenched once again. And then the inevitable happens. With her eyes clenched, and her lips trembling with apprehension, she inches closer to him – dawning of the realization that one must share when there is a need. And the two come close now, holding the same umbrella – realizing that in love, one has to share, one has to hold together, and one has to steady each other against the squall of the winds and outpourings of this ruthless world.

And then the song begins – question by the young man, not specifically directed at her, but at himself too. And the lady answers, for both of them together – “. . . Maaloom Nahin Hai Kahaan Manzil . . .”. One of the supreme examples of cinema at its very best, in telling about emotions that shake a heart when the love is just starting to take baby steps in there. Marvellous . . . simply marvelous – much more than the best of the words can express.

Um. . . kind of got carried away with the original. 🙂

25 years after the release of the original, this song was used once again in the 1979 film ‘Salaam Memsaab’. And the manner of use is so very innovative. A little earlier, back in 1970, when ‘Mera Naam Joke’ was released, at the beginning of part II we see Raj Kapoor at the Bombay Carnival, hosting a bioscope stand, singing “Kehta Ha Joker, Saara Zamaana. . .”. And as he sings, he is operating the bioscope in which we are treated to clips of his earlier films, especially ‘Awaara’ and ‘Shri 420’. It is fun to watch those clips in fast forward mode.

In ‘Salaam Memsaab’, a similar presentation is used. A little background. Radha (role played by Zarina Wahab) and Sunder (role played by Asrani) are two young people, friends and in love. They are the street tamaasha people who sing and dance on the roadside to earn their living. Sunder has high aspirations, and wants to become rich quickly. Radha also has aspirations, but she is averse to making compromises with her principles of honesty and truthfulness. They work together, but this difference in their view of life generates arguments.

Near the beginning of the film, just about half hour into it, Radha chances to see a bioscope man, playing his machine near the Gateway of India. She gets in line and starts watching – she gets in when the song “Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai. . .” is starting to play. We can see her enjoying the show, and then as the lead pair comes on at the beginning of the song, she gets into a different dreamy dimension of fantasy, and instead of seeing Raj Kapoor and Nargis on the screen, she sees herself and Sunder there, performing the same song, singing and expressing their newly discovered love for each other. She is fascinated, and the entire song is replayed on the screen in front of her, performed now by the two new lovers.

This is a very innovative presentation. In the singing parts of the clip, we can see Radha and Sunder performing, and in the other parts of the clip, the director uses the original footage and scenes. The entire song moves back and forth between the now Radha and Sunder, and the earlier scenes. Very interestingly edited and put together. E.g. when the line “Phir Bhi Rahengi Nishaaniyan” is playing, the scene clips back to the original version and we see the three toddlers with raincoats, toddling through the rain. Readers may recall that in the original version, the three kids are the children of Raj Kapoor – Ritu, Randhir and Rishi. The clip cuts back and forth between the current version, shown in subdued colors and shades, and the original version shown in black and white. Very intelligently designed.

In her dream of wide open eyes, Radha sees herself and Sunder, in an exact image of the hero and heroine on screen. As one watches their movements and expressions, the effort has been made to create an exact replica not just of the scenario, but also of the performance and expressions. You can open up two windows in the video playing software, and play the two songs, this one and the original, side by side. One is amazed by the effort made by Zarina and Asrani to replicate the performance as nearly as possible. Ah, we know it is not Raj Kapoor and it is not Nargis. But still it is a very impressive performance to see.

The film ‘Salaam Memsaab’ is produced under the banner of Roshan Films, Bombay and is directed by Asrani himself. The cast of actors includes Asrani, Zarina Wahab, Ranjeet, Manju Bansal, Rahman, Keshto Mukherjee, Asit Sen, Jugnu, Leela Mishra, Sulochana (Senior), Tom Alter, CS Dubey, Arvind Rathore, Anand Girdhar, Amol Sen, Dilip Tahil, Nilu Arora, Master Jeetu, Yusuf, and Raju, with friendly appearances by Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Yogita Bali, and Rishi Kapoor. The songs of this film are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music is by RD Burman. Seven songs are listed for this film which have been rendered by Mohamed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

This song, being a reuse, is not listed in Geet Kosh. And as I mentioned in an earlier episode of this series, it is not easy to track down such re-use songs, unless one has actually seen the film(s). I had also written that since I started this series, I have been getting inputs from many friends, from our bandwagon and also from others in our music lovers group, about such reuse songs. Since these songs are generally not listed, such inputs from friends has really added many interesting reuse scenarios that I was not aware of.

Today’s song was sent in as a suggestion from Anekant ji. He is a regular contributor in our comments section, and I am sure all are familiar with him. Not being aware of this reuse song, I am delighted to get this input from him. A real wonderful song, and a real wonderful reuse after twenty five years – from 1954 to 1979 to 2019 – and forty more, when we are now reading about it once again. 🙂

A reuse that takes you into a fantasy land of a dream of wide awake eyes. I am sure all of us have had some similar experience some time or another in our lives. Apologies for the digression, but I just remembered another such on screen ‘dream of wide awake eyes’ which I just cannot resist mentioning. 🙂 For all those who have seen and remember ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1972). Yes, I am referring to the song “Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan”. Amol Palekar is watching the film in a theatre. Onscreen the song is being performed by Dharmendra and Hema Malini. And within a few seconds, Amol Palekar goes into this ‘dream of wide awake eyes’, and through his eyes, we see the song being performed on screen by himself and Vidya Sinha. The reverie is quiet painfully broken as the villain appears at the end of the song and hits the hero with a belt. (Just from that split second profile, my feeling has been that it was actor Manmohan, the villain I mean.)

Ah so, we have a new category of songs to mull over – ‘dream of wide awake eyes’. And I am sure the readers will recall many such songs in Hindi films – yes, we do that a lot. 🙂

Enjoy today’s wonderful reuse treat and let’s wait for the next – what more such entertaining surprises are coming up.

Song – Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua Hai  (Salaam Memsaab) (1979) Singer – Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Shanker Jaikishan
Manna Dey + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

kaho ke apni preet ka
geet na badlega kabhi
tum bhi kaho is raah ka
meet na badlega kabhi
pyaar jo toota
saath jo chhoota
chaand na chamke ga kabhi
aaa haaa haaa
aaa haaa haaa
aaaaa haaa haaa
aaa aaa aaa

aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil

rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

raaten dason dishaaon se

kahengi apni kahaaniyan
geet hamaare pyaar ke
dohraayengi jawaaniyan
main na rahoongi
tum na rahoge
phir bhi rahengi nishaaniyaan
pyaar hua
iqraar hua hai
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
kehta hai dil
rasta mushkil
maaloom nahin hai kahaan manzil
pyaar hua
(aaa aaa aaa)
iqraar hua hai
(aaa aaa aaa)
pyaar se phir kyun darta hai dil
(aaa aaa aaa)

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

कहो के अपनी प्रीत का
गीत ना बदलेगा कभी
तुम भी कहो इस राह का
मीत ना बदलेगा कभी
प्यार जो टूटा
साथ जो छूटा
चाँद ना चमकेगा कभी
आ हा हा
आ हा हा
आss हा हा
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

रातें दसों दिशाओं से
कहेंगी अपनी कहानियाँ
गीत हमारे प्यार के
दोहराएंगी जवानियाँ
मैं ना रहूँगी
तुम ना रहोगे
फिर भी रहेंगी निशानियाँ
प्यार हुआ
इक़रार हुआ है
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
कहता है दिल
रस्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
कहता है दिल
रास्ता मुश्किल
मालूम नहीं है कहाँ मंज़िल
प्यार हुआ
(आ आ आ)
इक़रार हुआ है
(आ आ आ)
प्यार से फिर क्यों डरता है दिल
(आ आ आ)

 


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

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3983 Post No. : 15072

Today’s song is from film ‘Kaarwaan’ (1956), a costume drama, made by Shahkaar productions, Bombay. Produced by Dev Jolly, it was directed by Rafiq Rizvi – whose career as a director came to a close with this film. His 6 films began with ‘Waayda’ (1940). The music was by S Mohinder. The lyricists were Tanvir Naqvi, Pt. Bhushan and Saarshaar Sailani.

S Mohinder aka Bakshi Mohinder Singh Sarna, was one of the very few Sikh composers in Hindi films (only 3 till 1970. Sardul Kwatra, GS Kohli and S Mohinder). For this film, he had 2 assistants. One was Inderjeet Singh, who was the maternal Uncle (mamma) of today’s singer Daler Mehndi and the other was Pt Kishen who was Husnlal and Bhagatram’s nephew (sister’s son). These two assistants were working with S Mohinder till 1961, after which both died one after another.

S Mohinder was born on 24-2-1925 in a small town called Silanwali in Montgomery District of un-divided Punjab. His full name was Bakshi Mohinder Singh Sarna.  His father Sujan Singh Bakhshi was a sub-inspector in police. Soon the family moved to a comparatively larger city Lyallpur, where young Mohinder around 1935 came in contact with an accomplished Sikh religious vocalist Sant Sujan Singh. He honed his skills for several years in classical music in the tutelage of Sant Sujan Singh. Initially he wanted to be a singer. The family moved to Sheikhupura , close  to Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak and S Mohinder got his further training in classical music from legendry Sikh religious musician Bhai Samund Singh. Frequent transfers of his father kept the family on the move. Since S Mohinder’s education was suffering badly, durIng early forties, he was enrolled in Khalsa High School in village Kairon in Amritsar District.

In 1947, the rest of the family too moved to East Punjab in India. The love for classical music brought S Mohinder to Benares. After a couple of years of grooming in classical music in Benares, the Mecca of Indian classical music, S Mohinder, came to Bombay, the leading center of film industry. His first successful film was ‘Neeli’ (1950), which was musically a hit but not successful on the box office. S Mohinder took a regular job of music director with Filmistan Studios, which was churning out movies like factory. He composed music for Filmistan for half a decade. It was a great experience.

After a successful relationship as a music director with Filmistan Studios, S Mohinder composed music for Chandu Lal Shah’s (Ranjit Movietone) film ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ (1960). It became a hit. After that he composed the music for Wadia Brothers film ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962) and producer Roop K Shori’s film ‘Ek Ladki Saat Ladke’ (1961). He gave music for unreleased film ‘Do Dost’ also.

S Mohinder says that during the sixties, when only Hans Raj Behl and Sardul Singh Kwatra were in the field of composing music for Punjabi films, he also tried his hand at Punjab films. The response was good. His music for his first Punjabi film ‘Pardesi Dhola’ was a hit. After that he mainly devoted his attention on composing music for Punjabi films only. His music for ‘Chambe Di Kali’ also became a hit. Inderjit Hassanpuri, a friend of S Mohinder, made a Punjabi film ‘Daaj’ for which S Mohinder composed very emotional tunes. Later on during the late seventies S Mohinder composed music for some non-film Punjabi albums too and the singers included the best in the Punjabi music business, Surinder Kaur and Asa Singh Mastana. These private albums were also instant hits.

In 1960, S Mohinder composed music for the film ‘Mehlon Ke Khwaab’ produced by Madhubala. The film did quite well at the box office and its music became a hit. The untimely death of Madhubala in 1969, during the prime of her youth deeply saddened S Mohinder. He came to the conclusion that the field of composing music for Hindi films was getting a lot of new players and the melody was slowly yielding place to noisy heavy metal music. So he decided to go back to his roots and switch to composing music for Punjabi movies.

Ram Maheshwari and Panna Lal Maheshwari, originally from Amritsar, decided to make a movie in Punjabi based on Sikh religious sentiments. The film was titled ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’. S Mohinder got the contract to compose the music. The story of the film required some scenes to be picturized in the Golden Temple. S Mohinder thought that the music for those scenes was a very sensitive subject and must be performed by the finest exponent of Sikh Religious classical music. So he requested Bhai Samund Singh to sing the Shabads. Bhai Samund Singh was also the mentor of S Mohinder during his early training in classical music. Initially Bhai Samund Singh hesitated, but eventually he agreed to sing for the movie. S Mohinder believes that what Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s singing was to the great movie ‘Mughal e Azam’, the shabads sung by Bhai Samund Singh are to Punjabi film ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’. As we all know film ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’ has been an all time hit Punjabi movie. Its music was also as big a success.

The runaway success of ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’ ushered in an era of for making well meaning movies based on Sikh religious stories. S Mohinder composed the music for most of these Sikh religious movies.’Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam’ (1974) featuring Shaminder Singh as the hero was the next film, it was also quite successful. Then came two more namely ‘Man Jeete Jag Jeet’ (1973) and ‘Paapi Tare Anek’ (1976). Both were successful at the box office. All these movies were made during the decade of seventies. S Mohinder also composed some of his most memorable music for these movies.

During the decade of nineteen seventies, S Mohinder composed music for some private albums also including some featuring Sikh devotional music and some featuring the folk music of Punjab. Legendry Punjabi singer Surinder Kaur was prominently featured on some of these albums. He gave music to 36 Hindi films, composing 243 songs. He also sang 3 songs in 3 films.

S Mohinder left India for the USA in October 1982, when he was at the peak of his career as a music composer. The last film featuring his music was named ‘Maula Jatt’, with Dara Singh in the male lead role. Even in US, he did lot of work in Music – like recording songs, running a music school etc. (Adapted, with thanks, from an article in apnaorg.com)

Today’s song is written by Tanvir Naqvi. Tanvir Naqvi (real name – Syed Khursheed Ali) was born on 16th February 1919, at Lahore. His father was a jaagirdar and elder brother was ADC to a nawab. Tanvir went to Persia, along with father, where he was educated in Urdu and Persian. From the age of 14 years, he started writing poetry and participated in various mushairas. He published a book of poetry, titled ‘Suhaane Sapne. By chance, AR Kardar read it and called Tanvir to Bombay to write for his film ‘Swami’ (1941), made by CIRCO Productions.

In his next film, ‘Nai Duniya’ (1942), Suraiya sang his song as her first song. His films ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Jugnu’ (1947) became hits and all his songs were appreciated much. He had earned a good name. However, after film ‘Parda’ (1949), he migrated to Pakistan. In 1954, K Asif invited him to India to write songs for his film ‘Mughal e Azam’, but by that time, Naushad had built his own team and he declined to take Tanvir Naqvi. From 1954 to 1959, Tanvir did many films. He also joined S Mohinder and wrote songs for his 7 films.

In 1959, Tanvir Naqvi shifted again to Pakistan, but this time for good. There also he wrote for many films, like ‘Koel’, ‘Jhoomar’, ‘Salma’, ‘Gulfam’, ‘Elaan’etc. He wrote also for Punjabi films. He had married Idaan – elder sister of actress singer Nurjehan. However, since he had no children from her, so he married again and had 2 children.  He died in Lahore on 1-11-1972. In India, he wrote 224 songs for 48 films. Some of his songs are popular even today.

The cast of the film consisted of Shakila, Mahipal, Heeralal, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Randhir, Satish, Sheila Vaz, Helen, Cuckoo and others. All the usual actors for a C grade costume drama. I find that most main actors are the subject matters of many articles, but actors like Heeralal are left out. I reproduce below a brief biosketch of Heeralal that I have earlier posted for the song “Main Hoon Bhaiya Dim Timkar“.

Heeralal is a familiar face to every fan of vintage Bollywood as he played countless character parts, often as the villain, in literally hundreds of films both big and small. He was born Heeralal Thakur, on March 14, 1912 in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) and began his career in silent films with AR Kardar’s ‘Safdar Jung’ which was released in 1930. Incidentally, his second film, ‘Daughters of Today’, actually made it to movie theaters first, in 1929. He was under contract to United Players Corporation and made several silent pictures for them before making the transition to talkies and moving on to other studios for films like ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932), ‘Seeta’ (1934), and ‘Blood Feud’ (1935).

Some of his notable fantasy, sci-fi and horror films include ‘Khooni Jaadugar’ (1939), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Mehbooba’ (1954), ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’ (1955), ‘Roop Basant’ (1955), ‘Sakhi Hatim’ (1955), ‘Shah Behram’ (1955), ‘Indra Sabha’ (1956), ‘Shaan e Hatim’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z’  (1959), ‘Dr. Shaitan’ (1960),  ‘Jadoo Mahal’ (1962), ‘Flying Man’ (1965), ‘Gumnaam’ (1965), ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin’ (1965), ‘Love And Murder’ (1966), ‘Sheba And Hercules’ (1967), and ‘Alibaba’ (1976). Hiralal worked continuously until his death on June 27, 1982.

He had worked in 203 films. His first film was ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932) and last film was ‘Kaalia’ (1981).

Today’s song is actually a very sweet song and had been a popular song in its time. This is a duet of Lata and GM Durrani. The mukhda says – “Ae Saarbaan, Saarbaan. . .”. The word saarbaan means actually ‘camel handler’, but in Persian language it also means the caravaan leader. I liked this song very much. In fact, many of the songs composed by S Mohinder are very good, but somehow he never became an A grade composer.

 

Song – Ae Saarbaan Saarbaan, Kis Raah Ka Raahi Hai Tu (Kaarwaan) (1956) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, GM Durrani, Lyrics – Tanveer Naqvi, MD – S Mohinder

Lyrics

ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

kis raah ka raahi hai tu
hai tujhko kiski justju
hogi teri manzil kahaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

teri meri manzil nahin
manzil hai manzil ka nishaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

mujhko ko bhi apne saath le. . .
de haath mera haath le
de haath mera haath le
mushkil bahut hain raaste
aasaan hain mere waste
aasaan hain mere waste
raste ki sab dushwaariaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

gar tujhko khud pe hai yakeen. . .
mushkil koi mushkil nahin
mushkil koi mushkil nahin
ghat’ta rahega har khatar
kat’ta rahega ye safar
kat’ta rahega ye safar
badhta rahega kaarwaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

badh kar na thehren phir kadam. . .
ye shauk ka dastoor hai
ye shauk ka dastoor hai
teri mohabbat ke liye
sab kuchh mujhe manzoor hai
sab kuchh mujhe manzoor hai
le chal mujhe chaahe jahaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

किस राह का राही है तू
है तुझको किसकी जुस्तजू
होगी तेरी मंज़िल कहाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

तेरी मेरी मंज़िल नहीं
मंज़िल है मंज़िल का निशां
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

मुझको भी अपने साथ ले॰ ॰ ॰
दे हाथ मेरा हाथ ले
दे हाथ मेरा हाथ ले
मुश्किल बहुत हैं रास्ते
आसाँ है मेरे वास्ते
आसाँ है मेरे वास्ते
रस्ते की सब दुश्वारीयाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

गर तुझको खुद पे है यकीं॰ ॰ ॰
मुश्किल कोई मुश्किल नहीं
मुश्किल कोई मुश्किल नहीं
घटता रहेगा हर ख़तर
कटता रहेगा हर सफर
कटता रहेगा हर सफर
बढ़ता रहेगा कारवां
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

बढ़ कर ना ठहरें फिर कदम॰ ॰ ॰
ये शौक का दस्तूर है
ये शौक का दस्तूर है
तेरी मोहब्बत के लिए
सब कुछ मुझे मंजूर है
सब कुछ मुझे मंजूर है
ले चल मुझे चाहे जहां
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

 


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 : 3975 Post No. : 15061

Today, 6th June, is the birth anniversary of Rajinder Krishan, one of the most prolific songwriters in Hindi cinema. As I looked up the date of birth, I find that he was born in the year 1919. So that makes today, the 100th birth anniversary for him.

A career that spans four decades in the industry saw a prolific output from his pen – close to 1700 songs, and story/screenplays and dialogues for many films. He made his debut in 1947 – as a songwriter for ‘Zanjeer’ (1947) and as a screenplay writer for ‘Janta’ (1947). He passed away in 1987, completing 40 years of active writing work in films, although films carrying songs written by him continued to be released till the early 1990s.

The 1955 film ‘Teerandaaz’ was produced and directed by HS Rawail, under the banner of Roshni Pictures, Bombay. The cast of actors for this film is listed as Madhubala, Ajit, Kuldip Kaur, Jairaj, Gope, Sunder, Randhir, Yashodhara Katju, Ridku, Chandrashekhar, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Pal Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohna, and Chanchal.

The six songs in this film are all written by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. One song of this film is already showcased here. This song is the second song of this film to take its place on our blog.

The song is a lilting melodious song, quite reminiscent of the golden era of music in Hindi films. I am hearing this song for the first time, as I prepare this post. What a lovely song, and what an enchanting rendition it is. The words of this song present an aspect of the philosophy of life – the search for a certain happiness in life that would be the true happiness. Some try to seek this solace in wine, but the poet says that happiness is not genuine – maybe the sip of the tipple from the eyes of the beloved would bring solace to the restless heart.

The more I listen to these words, the more this song becomes dear to me. I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about this film and the picturization of this song.

With this post, we also welcome back to the blog, our dear Nitin ji, after a long gap. We met at the luncheon gangout of Atulites at Sadanand ji’s place (in Bombay) on 3rd May. At that meeting, he had promised to become active once again. During the past four weeks or so, he has been resending lyrics of pending songs from the films of 1950s. From that, I have picked today’s lovely song, to celebrate the centenary celebration for Rajinder Krishan.


Song – Badi Bewafaa Hai, Udti Hawaa Hai (Teerandaaz) (1955) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
ye zindagi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
wo duniya kahaan hai
milti jahaan hai
dil ki khushi saaqia 
dil ki khushi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

dekha hai hum ne
din raat pii ke
nikle na phir bhi
armaan jee ke
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
yahaan na wahaan hai
jaane kahaan hai
wo roshni saaqia 
wo roshni saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
yeh zindagi saaqia 

sheeshe mein jo hai
wo to hai naqli
kahaan pe chhupa ke
rakhi hai asli
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
tadpa rahi hai
rah rah ke dil ki
ye bekali saaqia 
ye bekali saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
वो दुनिया कहाँ है
मिलती जहां है
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

देखा है हमने
दिन रात पी के
निकले ना फिर भी
अरमान जी के
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
यहाँ ना वहाँ है
जाने कहाँ है
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया

शीशे में जो है
वो तो है नक़ली
कहाँ पे छुपा के
रखी है असली
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
तड़पा रही है
रह रह के दिल की
ये बेकली साक़ीया
ये बेकली साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ


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 : 3963 Post No. : 15044

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 1
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Reading the title of the post, you must be wondering – “ये क्या हो रहा है?” (“What is this going on?”). This song – who says this song is not yet posted. Goodness, this film is yippeee’d long back. So why are we re-posting this song? Sudhir seems to have taken up certain vice (or vices) with unlikeable after effects. 😀 😀

Well, no and yes. No – I have not taken up any such vices 🙂 that may impair my abilities to make decisions about posting songs. And yes – this song, from film ‘Madhumati’ of 1958, is already posted here on our blog. The film ‘Madhumati’ made its debut here on 1st May, 2009. The eleven songs of this film made their appearances over the subsequent four plus years, and film was yippeee’d on 4th Jul, 2013. This song originally appeared on 3rd May, 2009. ‘Madhumati’ is a done deal.

Of course your question still remains – “ये क्या हो रहा है?”. The answer to that follows.

I will try to make the long story short. Beginning of this month, Bakshi ji and I were in Bombay, to attend the annual two day seminar titled ‘Cine Music Beyond Entertainment’, which is arranged by our friend Shri Kushal Gopalka, every year. In one of the post session discussions, I came to know about a very interesting anecdote. The session was on the life and work of music director Vasant Desai.

The anecdote is about the 1971 film ‘Guddi’. The Geet Kosh lists three songs for this film,

The first two songs are penned by Gulzar. The third is a traditional bhajan, written by Meerabai, one of the greatest saints of the Bhakti Movement in India, which originated in India in the eighth century AD. Meerabai, who belonged to the royal family of Mewar (in Rajasthan) spent her time here on this sub continent, in the fifteenth century AD. Music for these three songs is composed by Vasant Desai. All three songs are in the voice of Vani Jairam. When the film released in theaters, it had only these three songs in it.

Now, one of the supervisory activities that the producer and distributor staff undertake, especially in the first one or two weeks of the film exhibition, is that they go to select cinema halls where the film is being shown. They will be present in the hall as the film is being shown, and they will also mingle with the crowd during intermission and at the end of the film. The objective is to pick up and gather live feedback about the film from the audience. It helps them to make some choices and educated decisions about the future exhibition plans.

One thing that happened during this exercise was that the team gathered feedback that sounded negative. One part was the use of only one playback voice, and that too a very fresh debut. Plus the overall summary of live audience feedback sounded disheartening and negative. Immediate discussions happened involving Hrishikesh Mukherji, the producers (Rupam Chitra) and the distributors. One recommendation that came out of these discussions was to somehow modify the mix of songs in the film. It was felt that the bhajan song (of Meerabai) should go. What should replace it? How to create a new song for the film at a short notice? Please note that this description of events is for the very first one or two days after the release of the film.

One of the recommendations from the distributors was to include another song, preferably by Lata Mangeshkar. After quick discussions, it was decided to re-use the song of ‘Madhumati’. I really wonder how fast the decision and action taken process worked. Approvals were sought and taken – Bimal Roy’s estate, Salil Chowdhury et al. The team was reassembled, and the song was picturised. Apparently, the Meera bhajan was in the same setting in the film. At the party, Jaya Bhaduri is performing the Bhajan by Meerabai – “Hari Bin Kaise Jiyun Ri” – an expression of her waiting for Samit to come to the party. This song from ‘Madhumati’ fitted the emotional-expression criteria to the T.

The song was picturzed, it was edited into the film, replacing the bhajan, the censor certificate for revision to the film was applied for and taken. Multiple copies of the revised reel of the film was quickly processed and produced on emergency basis, and distributed to the theatres for immediate change to the film being shown. How fast this whole process worked – one may gauge the speed and success of this whole exercise from the fact that the revision appeared in the theatres before the first week of exhibition was complete, i.e. within the first 5 or 6 days only.

Now, interestingly, Vasant Desai was away from Bombay at that time. Important point to note is that this whole decision making and replacement process happened without the involvement of Vasant Desai, the music director.

Possibly many of our learned friends in this musical bandwagon may already be aware of this. I was not, so this was a startling discovery for me. I must add hurriedly that yes, I have seen this films, possibly more than once, but somehow I do not carry any memory of this song being present in this film.

The booklets of the film do not contain this song. And hence, the Geet Kosh also does not list this song. This song does not appear on the EPs/LPs of this film. This song has no other status in relation to this film, except that yes, it is included in the film. The credits at the beginning of the film remain unchanged. Vani Jairam is the only playback voice, and Vasant Desai is the sole music director. And so, the video of this song is the only evidence that this song is present in the film.

A very, very interesting episode. For me, it brought into very sharp focus, an idea that songs from earlier films are at times, re-used in later films. Before this discussion happened in Bombay, I was aware of one or two such instances. They were just interesting trivia in the mind. After this discussion highlighted this activity so sharply, an idea started to form in my mind. I started to search for more such instances. I searched through my own memory, I researched the remarks and footnotes in the Geet Kosh, and I discussed this with friends and collectors in our group and in my circle, trying to gather more information about such re-use of songs. And when I am able to gather a sizeable list, the thought came to the mind – this is a new series to discuss this very interesting facet of the Hindi film music.

As I am gathering information about such instances, I also became aware af the various modes of re-use. Yes, the re-use happens not only just ‘as is’, but there even are further variations on how this re-use may occur. As we proceed with the series, I will be highlighting and discussing these different re-use ‘styles’. It does make for a very interesting discussion.

And so, here is the first offering of this series. The song from ‘Madhumati’ of 1958 is re-used – as is, ditto, no change – 13 years later in ‘Guddi’ of 1971. Ah, I must correct myself. One change does happen. The original song in ‘Madhumati’ has three stanzas. The re-use version in ‘Guddi’ has only two stanzas. The first stanza of the ‘Madhumati’ version is left out.

This is the very first re-use ‘style’ – the song has been directly used and copied as is. No alterations, no additions, no other changes. Just get approvals, and simply insert the earlier song, as it fits into the storyline. This is the simplest form of re-use. I will be presenting more such instances moving forward.

So view this associated video clip, and listen to the original recording of this song, now being lip synced by Jaya Bhaduri. The scenario is so utterly different. The original setting in ‘Madhumati’ is mountains, forests, river and waterfall. The entire natural surroundings seem to be participating in the earlier picturization of the song. In this later ‘Guddi’ incarnation, this is just a song being sung at a party. The performer, very naturally, is just standing still, as the audience simply watches and waits for the song as it progresses. Absolutely minimal activity and movement in this scene.

Besides Jaya, we can also see Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt and Vijay Sharma in the clip, as family members watching the impromptu performance. Samit Bhanj, for whose benefit and in whose wait, this song is being performed, is seen arriving at the party, just as the song gets started, and he thoughtfully waits just outside the entrance to the room, listening to the song being performed. Amongst the guests at the party, there are many familiar faces – of junior artists that are part of such scenes in films. But their names remain obscure.

Before I close this write-up, another very interesting aside. The film ‘Guddi’ has already been yippeee’d on our blog, as of 20th March, 2013. That is, as per the Geet Kosh list of songs. But now, we have one more additional song from this film. A repeat, but nonetheless another song that is part of this film, performed by the actor(s) in this film. Another cateogry called for – ‘yippeee+‘ – finding more songs in a film that are officially listed for the film. 😀 😀 I am sure there are more than one such instances earlier also, when songs for certain films have been posted that do not appear in the official list of songs.

So. . . starting this interesting journey of repeat songs in Hindi films. I hope this thread will interest you.

Song – Aaja Re Pardesi Main To Kab Se Khadi Is Paar  (Guddi) (1971) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Salil Chaudhry

Lyrics

aa jaa re. . . ae ae ae
pardesi

main to kab se khadi is paar
ye ankhiyaan thak gayin panth nihaar
aa jaa re. . . ae ae ae
pardesi
main to kab se khadi is paar
ye ankhiyaan thak gayin panth nihaar
aa jaa re. . .  pardesi

tum sang janam janam ke phere
bhool gaye kyun saajan mere
tum sang janam janam ke phere
bhool gaye kyun saajan mere
tadpat hoon main saanjh sawere oo oo
aa jaa re main to kab se khadi is paar
ye ankhiyaan thak gayin panth nihaar
aa jaa re. . . ae ae ae
pardesi

main nadiya phir bhi main pyaasi
bhed ye gehra baat zara si
main nadiya phir bhi main pyaasi
bhed ye gehra baat zara si
bin tere har saans udaasi oo oo
aa jaa re main to kab se khadi is paar
ye ankhiyaan thak gayin panth nihaar
aa jaa re. . . ae ae ae
pardesi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ जा रे॰ ॰ ॰ ए ए ए
परदेसी

मैं तो कब से खड़ी इस पार
ये अखियाँ थक गईं पंथ निहार
आ जा रे॰ ॰ ॰ ए ए ए
परदेसी
मैं तो कब से खड़ी इस पार
ये अखियाँ थक गईं पंथ निहार
आ जा रे॰ ॰ ॰ ए ए ए
परदेसी

तुम संग जनम जनम के फेरे
भूल गए क्यों साजन मेरे
तुम संग जनम जनम के फेरे
भूल गए क्यों साजन मेरे
तड़पत हूँ मैं साँझ सवेरे ओ ओ
आ जा रे मैं तो कब से खड़ी इस पार
ये अखियाँ थक गईं पंथ निहार
आ जा रे॰ ॰ ॰ ए ए ए
परदेसी

मैं नदिया फिर भी मैं प्यासी
भेद ये गहरा बात ज़रा सी
मैं नदिया फिर भी मैं प्यासी
भेद ये गहरा बात ज़रा सी
बिन तेरे हर सांस उदासी
आ जा रे मैं तो कब से खड़ी इस पार
ये अखियाँ थक गईं पंथ निहार
आ जा रे॰ ॰ ॰ ए ए ए
परदेसी


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 : 3912 Post No. : 14971

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 26
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Ten years ago, this day – the score card was six films, and six songs. The songs posted on that day are listed below.

 

Naino Me Pyaar Dole Sheroo 1957
Kaare Kaare Baadraa Bhaabhi 1957
Jab Baadal Lahraaya Chhoo Mantar 1956
Dil Pukaare Aare Aare Jewel Thief 1967
Tumhaari Nazar Kyun Khafa Ho Gayi Do Kaliyaan 1968
Har Haseen Cheez Ka Main Talabgaar Hoon Saudaagar 1973

 

Out of the six films, five films have since been Yippeee’d on the blog. I notice this interesting push for completing songs of a film. It seems that the preference is always to complete songs of films from 1950s and 1960s. Most of the time, when we are searching for a suitable selection for this Ten Years Challenge series, the films with songs pending are most likely to be not from 1950s and 1960s. I think it is a combination of preference for the melody and music of those two decades, plus the availability. On these two counts, the films from 1950s and 1960s would score the highest, and hence their quicker movement towards Yippeee status.

The film from this list, which still has songs remaining to be posted, belongs to 1973 – ‘Saudaagar’. When this film appeared in the theatres, the one surprising element was the lead pair – Amitabh Bachchan and Nutan, plus Padma Khanna of course. Once one got to know the storyline though, the choice would be rationalized. But at first sight, Nutan – a fairly senior lead actress by that time, paired opposite to an almost rank new comer, Amitabh Bachchan, at first raised some eyebrows. Nutan, having made her transition from child role (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950) to lead actress roles with ‘Hum Log’ and ‘Nagina’ in 1951, had over two decades of career behind her. Amitabh, on the other hand, was just into the fifth year of his career. Having made a debut with the 1969 film ‘Saat Hindustani’, he was still seen as the Babu Moshai (‘Anand’, 1970), an actor in second lead type roles. No doubt, ‘Zanjeer’ also happened in 1973, and that put him on a fast track as an action hero. But when ‘Saudaagar’, and of course ‘Zanjeer’ were planned and were under production, the phenomenal succcess of the latter film was still into the future. At such a time, the casting of ‘Saudaagar’ surely surprised critics and audiences alike.

The film’s story is a sensitive portrayal of a love triangle, in which one side of the triangle is actually a pretense, nay a fraud, mounted by the male protagonist, for a vested interest, which is to finance his betrothal to his real love interest. It is a plain case of a dishonorable deception, which goes way beyond cheating and defrauding for money – it is a devious fraud on the heart and emotions of gullible and vulnerable widow. Moti (Amitabh) is a young trader in gur (jaggery made from the juice of date palms). Majubee (Nutan) is a relatively older widow, expert in making the jaggery from the date juice. The two have business relations, in that Moti collects the juices from the date palms, brings to Majubee, who makes jaggery from it, and Moti sells it in the market.

Phool Banu appears on the scene, and Moti falls head over heels for her. His efforts to gain a bride are thwarted by Phool Banu’s father, who demands a handsome meher amount for the marriage. Unable to procure the hefty amount demanded, Moti hatches a plan in his mind – he decides to get married to Majubee, and save money on the production process of gur, because he would not have to pay Majubee, once he becomes her husband. Majubee is shocked and surprised by the proposal, refuses at first, but then slowly gives in to the cajoling and pursuance by Moti. They get married. At the end of one season of gur making, Moti saves enough to pay the meher for his desired bride. He divorces Majubee, and immediately marries Phool Banu. Majubee is devastated, and completely broken, at being used such by this devious man, who has used her and defrauded her of her vulnerable honor in life.

But the story does not end here. As it turns out, Phool Banu has no inkling of the gur making proces. Her main interests in life are “Sajna Hai Mujhe Sajna Ke Liye“. Moti, unable to now supply good quality gur in the market, loses his reputation, and his business. The affluence is gone, the reputation is gone, and so is the dream of a happily-ever-after life with his beloved. And the story moves further. . . to be dealt with in another post later. 🙂

The film is produced by the house of Rajshree – Rajshree Pictures Pvt Ltd, Bombay. It is directed by Sudhendu Roy. Besides the three important stars already named, the impressive cast of actors includes Trilok Kapoor, Murad, Dev Kishan, V Gopal, CS Dubey, Pardesi, Narbada Shankar, Santosh Ghosh, Nadira, Ras Raj, Paritosh Choudhary, Ashok Mitra, Samar Rai, Jugnu, Chandu Allahabadi, Ramesh Verma, Shriram Shastri, Chaturvedi, Bihari, Leela Mishra, Paro, Habeeba, Salma, Sitara, Suraiya, Master Saka, Master Firdaus, and Baby Shamina.

Geet Kosh lists seven songs for the film. All the songs are created by the lyricist – MD Ravindra Jain. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. On screen, it is performed by Padma Khanna, as she is walking back home from the river banks, after having crossed it on a boat. Amitabh has seen her, and is following her from the boat itself. Of course Padma Khanna, i.e. Phool Banu, is very much aware that she is being followed by this lanky and handsome young man. So she is playing the siren’s role to the hilt. Introduces herself in the song, she tells her pursuer about herself and her youth, and clearly communicates that she is verily enjoying the attention she is getting from him. In a couple of close shots, Amitabh looks very much like a provoked predator, as he eyes this willing beauty dancing for his benefit.

A catchy song, and enticing words. . . both characters are hunters, laying veritable traps for each other. 🙂

 

Song – Champa Nahin, Chameli Nahin, Main Genda Nahin Gulaab Nahin  (Saudaagar) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ravindra Jain, MD – Ravindra Jain

Lyrics

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

champa nahin chameli nahin
main genda nahin gulaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
ho main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

saara gaaon
mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
saara gaaon mera naam le ke aahen bhare
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
jo bhi dekhe meri surat
haaye haaye karey
koel nahin papiha nahin
main geeton bhari kitaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

kyun jamaana
hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon
main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
kyun jamaana hai deewaana mera
mujhe kya pata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
main haseen hoon main jawaan hoon
is mein meri kya khata
saari umar lagey na nazar
mera aisa to shabaab nahin
phir bhi jo dekhe wo boley
tera koi jawaab nahin
main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano
haaye main kaa karoon ke main hoon phool baano
ji main hoon phool baano

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

चम्पा नहीं चमेली नहीं
मैं गेंदा नहीं गुलाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हो मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

सारा गाँव
मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
सारा गाँव मेरा नाम ले के आहें भरे
जो भी देखे मेरी सूरत
हाए हाय करे
कोयल नहीं पपीहा नहीं
मैं गीतों भरी किताब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो

क्यों ज़माना
है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ
मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
क्यों ज़माना है दीवाना मेरा
मुझे क्या पता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
मैं हसीं हूँ मैं जवाँ हूँ
इस में मेरी क्या खता
सारी उमर लगे ना नज़र
ऐसा मेरा शबाब नहीं
फिर भी जो देखे वो बोले
तेरा कोई जवाब नहीं
मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो
हाए मैं का करूँ के मैं हूँ फूल बानो
जी मैं हूँ फूल बानो


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 : 3904 Post No. : 14958

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 22
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This day, ten years ago, the songs that we were listening to are listed below,

 

Dukh Ke Ab Din Beetat Naahin Devdas 1935
Antam Fantam Chhod De Babu Hum Sab Chor Hain 1956
Hai Kali Kali Ke Lab Par Lala Rukh 1958
Jaa Re Beimaan Tujhe Jaan Liyaa Private Secretary 1962
Dil Ki Girah Khol Do Raat Aur Din 1967
Apni Aadat Hai Sabko Salaam Karnaa Pyaar Deewaana 1972

 

Six songs were posted, six films represented. Over the past 10 years, four of these films have completed their run of songs – ‘Devdas’ (1935), ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958) and ‘Raat Aur Din’ (1967).

For the remaining two films, the score card says –

‘Private Secretary’ (1962) – 4 songs posted out of total 7 listed, and
‘Pyaar Deewaana’ (1972) – 2 songs posted out of total 8 listed.

So in preparation for the Ten Year Challenge post for today, as I started to scan the remaining songs of these two films, I had to stop right at the first song that I checked, for I knew it has to be this one today. The song is a stage dance song from the film ‘Private Secretary’. The listing in the Geet Kosh is not fully informative, because the song title listed is actually the lead in verse to the song. The burden of the song comes later, and it was not apparent when I read the song title. But when I played this song – my goodness, I am amazed that a song of this caliber has been lying unnoticed for all these years. That is the reason for the urgency in my mind to post this.

This song was frequently heard on the air waves during the radio listening days, and so it is a very familiar and a favorite song from that time. After the leading verse, as soon as Lata ji starts to croon “O O O Saanwre. . .”, I just sat up straight with surprise – my God, this song, this lovely melody. Not yet posted. Hiding where all these years. And I knew it has to get posted right away.

The film ‘Private Secretary’ is produced under the banner of Radiant Movies, Bombay and is directed by Chander. The cast of actors is listed as Ashok Kumar, Jaishri Gadkar, NA Ansari, Mohan Choti, Poornima, Raja Gosavi, Neelam, Jerry, TN Sinha, Manohar Geer, Raj Kumar, Ravi Khanna, Kashi, CN Kapoor, Athawale, and Umakant. The seven songs listed are all from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music is composed by Dilip Dholakia. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar.

The song is performed by Jaishree Gadkar on screen, as a stage performance. In the beginning of the song, we can see Ashok Kumar and Mohan Choti as part of the audience. A wonderful song and an equally wonderful performance – the song merits to be on the list of best dance songs.

Listen to this charming melody. And tell me. Did you have the same reaction as I did?

Song – O Saanwre, Aa Ja Pyaar Liyei  (Private Secretary) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

pee ke daras ko tarse akhiyaan
bin saawan ke barse akhiyaan

kit gaye rasiya
o mann basiya
kaa se mann ki
boloon re batiyaan

aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
milne ki pyaas liye
ek yahi aas liye
baithi rahoon main subah shaam re
ooo ooo ooo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
dil ko bichhaaya hai
dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
din jaaye raat aaye
dil se na aag jaaye
saanson mein goonje tera naam re
oo oo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
oo oo saanware

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी के दरस को तरस गई अखियाँ
बिन सावन के बरसे अखियाँ

कित गए रसिया
ओ मन बसिया
का से मन की
बोलूँ रे बतियाँ

आssss आsssss आssss आsssss
आsssssss आsssss आsssss आssssssss
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
ओ ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
मिलने की प्यास लिए
एक यही आस लिए
बैठी रहूँ मैं सुबह शाम रे
ओ ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिल को बिछाया है
दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिन जाये रात आए
दिल से ना आग जाये
साँसों में गूँजे तेरा नाम रे
ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ ओ ओ सांवरे


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

Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14954

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Part I – Party Scene)

(Part II – On The Road)

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

Lyrics

(Part I)

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

mmmmmmm mmmmmmm
arey arey arey

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

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

laa laalaaa laa raa laa
laalala laalala laalala laalala

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

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

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

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

naaginon ne jise dasaa
dasaa
dasaa
ha ha ha ha ha

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

(भाग १)

ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰
फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

म्ममममम म्ममममम
अरे अरे अरे

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

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

ला लाला ला रा ला
लालाला लालाला लालाला लालाला

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

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

(भाग २)

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


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