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

Blog Day :

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

 

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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 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

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(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


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

Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14933

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 18
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‘Pyaasa Saawan’ (1981) is one of the lovely reminders of those movie watching days, when we were (for me) watching movies either with elders in the family or with siblings and cousins or sometimes together with all. Those were the days when movie watching was the biggest attraction after ‘print media’, ‘radio’, and ‘cricket’ (for me).

To be a ‘fan’ of ‘Rajesh Khanna’ was still a year or two in the future to happen.

Another reminder of this movie are of course its songs. Particularly ‘Megha Re Megha Re’ and ‘Tera Saath Hai To’. Other songs of this movie were also good and they were frequently played on radio or loudspeakers.

The first song from this movie to be posted on the blog was ‘Tera Saath Hai To’. It was ten years ago, on 17.03.2009 and so far, no comment appears on this song on the blog. However, and that is another reason for this article of today, this song was covered only with one version and i.e. the female version sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Whereas, the song is a ‘multiple version’ song and the male version is sung by Kamlesh Awasthi. I am also sharing the lyrics for this male version of the song with a request to our ‘Editors’ to please update this in the ‘main post’. Also, the third stanza in the ‘female version’ was not included in the post of 17.03.2009, which I have included in full lyrics and would request Shri Atul ji and Shri Sudhir ji to kindly update in this song’s post.

Now coming back to the ‘ten-year challenge’ – 2009-2019 – the other movies represented on the blog that day i.e. on 17.03.2009 were;

  • ‘Dost’ (1974) (all songs have already been covered and needs to painted ‘red’)
  • ‘Deewaana’ (1992)
  • ‘Manchali’ (1973)
  • ‘Parwana’ (1971)
  • ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (1962)

All the above movies except ‘Deewaana’ and ‘Pyaasa Saawan’ have already been covered for their all songs on the blog and Yippeeee’ed 🙂

‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’ was directed by Dasari Narayan Rao for Tirupati Pictures Combine, Bombay. It was produced by Prasan Kapoor (brother of actor Jeetendra) and as such it was Jeetendra’s home production. Dasari Narayan Rao had also written the story and screenplay of this movie. Dialogues of this movie were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by GG Krishna Rao. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.08.1981.

The film has Jeetendra (in double role), Moushumi Chatterjee, Reena Roy, Deven Verma, Madan Puri, Asha Lata, Javed, Duggal, NS Bedi, Prem Kumar, Umesh Khanna, Ashok Saxena, Babloo, Babban, Raghvaiyya, Ashok Shivpuri, Heera, Billi, BA Subba Rao, Mahmood Khan, and Verma. Vinod Mehra and Aruna Irani make a special appearance in this movie, and Kumar Aditya makes a guest appearance.

This movie has six songs (including one multiple version song). All its songs are written by Santosh Anand and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar and Kamlesh Awasthi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three songs of this movie have been posted on the blog earlier and third, other than the two mentioned above is ‘O Meri Chhamak ChhalloThe song being posted today is the fifth song from this movie and that considering of the updating of the multiple version song.

All the songs from this movie were quite good songs and enjoyable songs – ‘Megha Re Megha Re’ and ‘Tera Saath Hai To’ are the ones which I liked most. Though I had watched this movie then I did not remember it completely and as I was preparing for this article I was recollecting its story and other songs. As Atul ji has mentioned in his post while presenting the first song from this movie on the blog, the movie reminds of the ‘Chadamama’ stories. Yes of course!!

Because here we see a Father becoming wealthier after lot of struggle and hard work and though neglecting his wife in the process of accumulating wealth and losing her up brings his only son with lot of love. And when once he has to attend the birthday celebration of this son, and he didn’t get a ticket in the flight (no advance booking may be 🙂 ) he orders his secretary to ‘charter a plane’ and finally reaching only to see that his son is not at home but enjoying in a club. . . (To be concluded 🙂 )

The son also finds himself in a similar situation like his father, when he takes over the family business and his marriage comes to a stage of ‘divorce’. But finally the Father saves it all and we have a ‘happy ending’ there 🙂

Let us now enjoy the today’s song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar. Lyrics are by Santosh Anand and it is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. On screen it is performed by Jeetendra and the beautiful Reena Roy!!

Song – In Haseen Waadiyon Se  (Pyaasa Saawan) (1981) Singer – Suresh Wadkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Suresh Wadkar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

in haseen waadiyon se
in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen

itnaa badaa gagan hai
do chaar sitaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen

in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

kahin koi jharna ghazal gaa raha hai
hmm
kahin koyi bulbul taraana sunaaye
hmm
yahaan haal ye hai
ke saanson ki lai par
khayaalon mein khoya badan gungunaaye

kahin koi jharnaa ghazal gaa rahaa hai
kahin koyi bulbul taraana sunaaye
yahaan haal ye hai
ke saanson ki lay par
khayaalon mein khoya badan gungunaaye

in lazeej jhurmuton se
do chaar sharaare churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen

hamaari kahaani shuru ho gayi hai
hamaari kahaani shuru ho gayi hai
samajh lo jawaani shuru ho gayi hai
kayi mod hum ne tay kar liye hain
nayi zindagaani shuru ho gayi hai
in madbhare manzaron se
do chaar sahaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen
in haseen waadiyon se
do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
itnaa badaa gagan hai
do chaar sitaare
churaa len to chalen

churaa len to chalen

in haseen
in haseen
waadiyon se
waadiyon se

do chaar nazaare
churaa len
to chalen
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen
churaa len to chalen

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इन हसीन वादियों से
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें ए

इतना बड़ा गगन है
दो चार सितारे चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें 

इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें

कहीं कोई झरना ग़ज़ल गा रहा है
हम्म
कहीं कोई बुलबुल तराना सुनाये
हम्म
यहाँ हाल ये है
के साँसों कि लय पर
ख्यालों में खोया बदन गुनगुनाये

कहीं कोई झरना ग़ज़ल गा रहा है
कहीं कोई बुलबुल तराना सुनाये
यहाँ हाल ये है
के साँसों कि लय पर
ख्यालों में खोया बदन गुनगुनाये

इन लजीज झुरमुटों से
दो चार शरारे चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें ए तो चलें

हमारी कहानी शुरू हो गयी है
हमारी कहानी शुरू हो गयी है
समझ लो जवानी शुरू हो गयी है
कई मोड़ हमने तय कर लिए हैं
नयी जिंदगानी शुरू हो गयी है
इन मदभरे मंज़रों से
दो चार सहारे ए चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें
इन हसीन वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे चुरा लें
तो चलें ए 
चुरा लें तो चलें ए

इतना बड़ा गगन है
दो चार सितारे ए चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें

इन हसीन
इन हसीन 
वादियों से
वादियों से
दो चार नज़ारे
चुरा लें
तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें 
चुरा लें तो चलें
चुरा लें तो चलें



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 : 3882 Post No. : 14908

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 11
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5th March, 2009. As many as nine song posted on that day. Of course, from 9 different films. And guess what, over the years, eight of these films have been yippeee’d already. The films are

  • ‘Shahjehaan’ from 1946,
  • ‘Munim ji’ from 1955,
  • ‘Kaala Pani’ from 1958,
  • ‘Goonj Uthi Shehna’ from 1959,
  • ‘Umar Qaid’ from 1961,
  • ‘Bin Baadal Barsaat’ and ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ from 1963,
  • and then ‘Anubhav’ from 1971,
  • and lastly ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

Except for the last listed film above, all the other eight films that appeared on that day have all their songs posted here. And so the only option left to present a 10 year challenge post is a song from ‘Raja Jaani’ from 1972.

The song I present today is performed on screen by Hema Malini, as she is making efforts to woo and evoke the interest in the mind of a reluctant hero – Dharmendra. It was a time when the real life romance of Hema Malini and Dharmendra was just taking off and was coming in the notice of the media and the public. It is speculative to say whether such a real life situation adds to the reel performances. 🙂

The songs of this film are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. The performance gets quite close to the category of a ‘seduction’ song.

‘Reel-life’ or ‘Real-life’ – I leave it up to the readers to judge. 😉

 

Song – Aa Aa Ja, Aa Jaa, Kuchh Keh Jaa, Kuchh Sun Jaa  (Raja Jaani) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa

aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

angdaai..ee..ee
yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
angdaai yun li hai armaanon ne
dil loota is dil ke mehmaanon ne
dil se dil tu na mila
aa aankhen to mila ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

sapnon ki..ee..ee
duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
sapnon ki duniya mein kho jaaungi
aa sajna varna main so jaaungi
neend se pehle tu aa ke
in nainon mein sama ja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
door door kyon rehta hai
apni rani se raja
aa aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
aa aa ja aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja
mmmm hmmmm aa ja
kuchh keh ja kuchh sun ja

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

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

अंगड़ाई॰॰ई॰॰ई
यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
अंगड़ाई यूं ली है अरमानों ने
दिल लूटा इस दिल के मेहमानों ने
दिल से दिल तू ना मिला
आ आँखें तो मिला जा
आ आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा

सपनों की॰॰ई॰॰ई
दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
सपनों की दुनिया में खो जाऊँगी
आ सजना वरना मैं सो जाऊँगी
नींद से पहले तू आ के
इन आँखों में समा जा

आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
दूर दूर क्यों रहता है
अपनी रानी से राजा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
आ आ जा आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा
म्मममम हम्मममम आ जा
कुछ कह जा कुछ सुन जा


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 :

3882 Post No. : 14907 Movie Count :

4072

Missing Films of 1960s – 93
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With this song, we introduce the film ‘Nai Zindagi’ from 1969. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find two more films with the same name – one from 1943 and the second from 1951. The 1943 film has Sheikh Mukhtar and Anees Khaatoon as the lead pair. In the 1951 movie, the lead pair is Nirupa Roy and Amarnath. The one in 1969 has Dev Kumar and Kumkum as the lead stars.

This film is produced under the banner of Naaz Productions and is directed by Dada Pathaare. The star cast of this film is listed as Prithviraj, Kumkum, Dev Kumar, Jeevan, Kan Mohan, Meenakshi, Niranjan Sharma, Jagirdar, Ratnamala, Gopikrishan, and Madhumati.

The film has 6 songs, all written by Prem Dhawan. Music is composed by Chitragupt. The song presented today is rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. In this song, the lady is expressing her desire to meet her beloved again, calling out to him – that her tresses are flowing like a snake, and he should come as a snake charmer. Given that Kumkum is the leading lady, my thought is that this song could have been performed by her on the screen. But that is just a guess. I request other knowledgeable friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about the film and this song.

With this post, the 1969 film ‘Nai Zindagi’ makes a debut on our blog.

 

Song – Bikhri Hain Laten Naagan Ki Tarah  (Nai Zindagi) (1969) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa

bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

bhooli
kabhi raahen
milte hi tumse nigaahen
oo oo oo
bhooli kabhi raahen
milte hi tumse nigaahen
behki nazar to hum behke
behki nazar to hum behke
bheki dagar kadam behke
kahaan jaaun
ye to bata jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

chal di
tere sang mein
mohey rang le apne hi rang mein
oo oo oo
chal di
tere sang mein
mohey rang le apne hi rang mein
mann ka diya jala baithi
mann ka diya jala baithi
sapne tere saja baithi
piya mujhko galey laga ja
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा

बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰

भूली
कभी राहें
मिलते ही तुमसे निगाहें
ओ ओ ओ
भूली कभी राहें
मिलते ही तुमसे निगाहें
बहकी नज़र तो हम बहके
बहकी नज़र तो हम बहके
बहकी डगर कदम बहके
कहाँ जाऊँ
ये तो बता जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰

चल दी
तेरे संग में
मोहे रंग ले अपने ही रंग में
ओ ओ ओ
चल दी
तेरे संग में
मोहे रंग ले अपने ही रंग में
मन का दिया जला बैठी
मन का दिया जला बैठी
सपने तेरे सजा बैठी
पिया मुझको गले लगा जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3843 Post No. : 14854

Today’s song is from film ‘Bhedi Bangla’ (1949). This film was produced by Anand Subramanyam, under the banner of Jagriti films, owned by Master Bhagwan. The story, dialogues and songs were by Ehsaan Rizvi and music was by P Ramakant. This was a name used by C Ramchandra, because he was under contract with Filmistan and could not give music in his own name. It started with Raja Nene’s film Shadi Se Pehle’ in 1947, in which he first used his assistant’s name Paingankar (the joint MD was Karnad). His name was Ramakant Paingankar and was assisting Chitalkar for a long time. Later, for Bhagwan’s films like ‘Bhedi Bangla’, ‘Bhole Bhale’ (1949), ‘Babuji’ (1950), and ‘Bakshish’ (1950) also, Chitalkar used the pseudo name P Ramakant as MD (information from Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh by Madhu Potdar).

Master Bhagwan was a very hard working person. In the real sense, he brought in the wave of stunt films in the late 40s. After the films of Master Vithal and Fearless Nadia waned in their popularity by 1944-45, it was Master Bhagwan, who established his own Production house – Jagriti Films, and produced several stunt films. He had a set of actors and actresses, which included Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Azeembhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare.

The storyline for most of his films was also fixed. Two young vagabonds – Baburao Pehelwan and Bhagwan, come to Bombay in search of employment. One Sethji (Azeembhai) appoints them to protect him from the local criminal (Vasantrao Pehelwan). Sethji has a good looking daughter (one of the stock Heroines), who has a maid (another girl from the stock). Baburao loves Seth ji’s daughter and Bhagwan loves the maid. After lot many stunts and fighting scenes, the end would be happy. The same story with changed names and other minor changes was used in almost all his films like ‘Badla’, ‘Bahadur’, ‘Jalan’, ‘Madadgaar’, ‘Dosti’, ‘Shake Hand’, ‘Matlabi’, ‘Bach Ke Rehna’, ‘Bhole Bhale’, ‘Jeete Raho’ or such other films. The audience did not mind . They were happy with the stunts. (Did Nasir Hussain get inspiration from Bhagwan in this matter ?)

Master Bhagwan entered the film world with silent film ‘Bewafa Ashiq’ (1930). His first talkie film was ‘Himmat-e-Marda’ (1934). Initially, like all other heroes, even Bhagwan used to sing his own songs. Once he had gone to Columbia company for rehearsal and recording a song. While entering, he saw a young man sitting under a tree and writing something. After rehearsal, he saw that fellow again and even after recording the man was still writing something. Bhagwan went to him and asked with curiosity what was he writing. The man answered, I am writing songs and stories. He came to know that his name was Ehsaan Rizvi and that he too lives in Dadar like Bhagwan. He took Rizvi’s address and left.

In 1938, Bhagwan got his first film as a director- ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ (1938). He called Ehsan Rizvi and gave him the job of writing the story, dialogues and songs. From that day Ehsaan Rizvi became a part of his team. He wrote for at least 25 films of Bhagwan’s. Born in 1914, Rizvi wrote lyrics for 60 films, but most of them were B or C grade films. He however wrote dialogues and screenplay for some well known films like ‘Do Ustad’ (1959), ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1971), ‘Gopichand Jasoos’ (1982) etc. He had shared the Filmfare award for dialogues of ‘Mughal e Azam’, with 3 other writers. He died on 16-1-1983.

Bhagwan and CR got introduced when Bhagwan was directing film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ for producer Chandrarao Kadam. The MD was Meer Saheb and CR was his assistant. Of course, that time he was just Ram Chitalkar. Their friendship lasted for many more years. For film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’, the background music was composed by Naushad, CR and Sajjad Hussain. Naushad played piano, CR played organ and Sajjad played mandolin. Another person Prem, played clarinet. They were all struggling artistes then.

In 1942 Bhagwan directed ‘Sukhi Jeevan’, for which CR was the MD for the first time. Bhagwan and the producer Harishchandra Rao Kadam had some dispute on payments. Bhagwan decided to start his own production company and he started Jagriti Pictures. His first film was ‘Badla’ (1943). For this film he took 80,000 from a financier, with a condition of repaying one lakh rupees after the film is released. After this film Bhagwan churned out film after film in the stunt genre. In 1949, Bhagwan made film ‘Bhedi Bangla’, which was the first of its kind – a sort of horror cum mystery film. The film was a hit film. With this film Bhagwan had reached the zenith of his stunt films.

In this film, there were several scenes, where Bhagwan sees a ghost and his eyes widen and breath is held up. Due to the strain on the eyes, they became red and swollen and after some time, suddenly, he could not see anything. He thought that he has become blind. He shouted for his brother Shanker. Bhagwan was immediately taken to a hospital in Girgaon. The doctor examined him,gave him an injection and some tablets. That night he slept like a dead man, but after getting up on next day noon, he was happy that his eyesight was normal now.

Bhagwan had noticed that whenever his film’s trial show was arranged, a handsome young man would be present there. When he saw this man at the trial show of ‘Bhedi Bangla’ again, he inquired as to who he was. The young man told him that his name was Raj Kapoor and he was son of the great Prithviraj Kapoor. Bhagwan called him and asked him why he came. Raj kapoor said, “Sir, I like your stunt films. I am your fan. In my films, I copy your dance style. Why don’t you make a social film ?”. Few days later, even CR also pushed him hard to enter the social film genre now, so that CR can openly lend his name to Bhagwan’s films as MD and his film will get the benefit of his fame. Thereafter Bhagwan started thinking about it seriously and then ‘Albela’ happened. The rest is history, as they say! The story of Albela making, some other time. . .

The story of film Bhedi Bangla was,

Shyam (Baburao Pehelwan) and Manglu (Bhagwan) are friends and good for nothing. They come to Bombay to look for easy money. They pretend to be lame and blind and start begging. However, after few days, their secret is out and and the enraged public of Bombay gives them a sound thrashing. An onlooker calls them and asks if they would do a good job, instead of this nonsense. The agree and they are appointed as watchmen for a deserted haveli. It is owned by a Sethani (Tarabai – elder sister of Sitara Devi and mother of dancer Gopi Krishna). Her daughter is beautiful Prema (Leela Gupte). There is an estate manager also (Azeembhai – who later became a famous fight master in Hindi films), who does not like their coming there.

One day the friends find the dead body of the haveli’s maali (gardener) (Inamdar) in the premises of the haveli. The estate manager complains to the police. Police start investigations. Maali had a good looking daughter – Champa (Usha Shukla). While Manglu tries to take care of her, the estate manager tells police that he suspects this duo of murdering the maali. In absence of any proof, police do not arrest them but keep an eye on them.

Suddenly, the friends start seeing ghosts in the haveli. First few days, they are scared, but realise that this is all bogus and they try to reach the bottom of the matter. Finally, they unearth a plan of the estate manager to scare everybody, so that no one will remain there and he can conduct his gold smuggling business from there. He only has murdered the maali. After solid stunts and fighting scenes, the culprits are arrested and Shyam and Prema and Manglu and Champa are united. (658).

The film had 8 songs. Most songs are available on You Tube. 4 songs are already discussed here. Today’s song is the 5th song. It is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar. All in all, ‘Bhedi Bangla’ aka ‘The House of Mystery’ was a ‘paisa vasool‘ entertainment.

(Thanks to ‘Ek Albela’ by Isaq Mujawar and Mike Barnum’s Blog, for some information used here).

 

Song – Aansoo Na Bahaana, Ab Aansoo Na Bahaana  (Bhedi Bangla (aka House of Mystery)) (1949) Singer – Chitalkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ehsaan Rizvi, Music – P Ramakant (aka C Ramchandra)
Chitalkar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
tum kehte ho is jag mein
bas hansna aur hasaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
jag ki reet badal kar dekho
dukh ko bhi sukh banaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
lekin dil mein himmat ho to
khud badlega zamaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
तुम कहते हो इस जग में
बस हँसना और हँसाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
जग की रीत बदल कर देखो
दुख को भी सुख बनाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
लेकिन दिल में हिम्मत हो तो
खुद बदलेगा ज़माना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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