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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 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 : 3515 Post No. : 14118

Today’s song is from the 1952 film ‘Aandhiyaan’.

The early part of the 1950s was a turbulent period for the Hindi film industry. A wholesale, but silent change was taking pace. Though the exchange of film fraternity from India to Pakistan and vice versa had slowed down, the vacancies created by the exit of actors, directors and composers were getting filled up fast. At the same time, the older generation of artistes was slowly fading out, giving way to the artists of the newer generation.

Changes were taking place even in other areas, like public tastes in music and the film contents. This automatically changed the face of the film music and the type of film stories presented. Hindi films were now becoming entertainment oriented, taking a precedence over films discussing social reforms. Surprisingly, the decade of the 50s became a ‘ Golden Period ‘ for mythological, religious and devotional films. As many as 124 such films were released in 10 years from 1950 to 1959. This gave roughly an average of one such film released every month continuously for 10 years !

Older composers like Gyan Dutt, Husnlal Bhagatram, K Datta, Hansraj Behl etc were on the decline and the newer ones like Shankar-Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, OP Nayyar etc. prospered. Some old stalwarts like Naushad, C Ramchandra and SD Burman continued their popularity for many more years. Actors, who had entered this field in the second half of the 40s pushed hard to establish themselves into this new set up. It was easier for them to adapt their working pattern to suit the new tastes. One such actor was Dev Anand.

By the end of second world war, writer director Chetan Anand was struggling hard. He wrote dramas, worked for All India Radio, worked even for BBC and finally met KA Abbas of IPTA. Meanwhile, his brother Dev Anand too, after graduation, came down to Bombay and worked in the British Censor Office at a salary of Rs. 160 pm. He too joined IPTA. The brothers worked there and acted in IPTA’s drama, ‘Zubeida’. But their target was Hindi films. Luckily, in 1945, Dev got a role in Prabhat’s film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and same time Chetan also became Director of India Pictures’ film ‘Neecha Nagar’. Both films were released in 1946 and flopped at the same time. ‘Neecha Nagar’ was critically acclaimed but popularly rejected. Till 1948, every film of Dev Anand was a flop. ‘Ziddi’ (1948), a film which he got courtesy Ashok kumar, was a hit film. Then came Madhubala and ‘Niraala’ (1950).

One day, Dev Anand went to Makanlal Jain, owner of M and T Films, and asked for his full payment in advance and also some more as a loan. Jain liked and trusted Dev, so he gave all that money to him. Dev took all that money to Chetan Anand and said, “Let us start our own banner. I will be the hero and you be the director. Suraiyya will be our heroine”. They established Navketan in 1949. Nav means New and Ketan was the name of Chetan’s son. They established their first office in room number 147 in Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi, Bombay.

Chetan Anand had written a drama ‘The Inspector General’, inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s drama ‘The Government Inspector’. With suitable adaptation in this drama, Navketan’s first film,’Afsar’ (1950) was made on shoe string budget, within six months. The film was released on 16-6-1950. And it promptly flopped. For their next film, they called in their good friend Guru Dutt to be the director and selected a crime story. They needed a new heroine. Mona Sinha, a cousin of Uma Anand (Chetan Anand’s wife) had come to Bombay as their guest. Chetan selected her and changed her name to Kalpana Kartik. She became the heroine of 7 Navketan films. Later on, when Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik in 1954, Chetan Anand, in addition to being his brother, also became his co-Brother ( साडू ).

The film that Guru Dutt directed for Navketan – ‘Baazi’ (1951) became a hit film and it gave Navketan the much needed stability. Two more films were planned, ‘Aandhiyaan’ (1952) and ‘Humsafar’ (1953). Again, both films were flops. Navketan decided to fall back on a crime story once again. Uma Anand wrote the story, Chetan wrote the screenplay and Vijay Anand wrote the dialogues. SD Burman was brought back for the music – the music of ‘Baazi’ had also been a hit. The film – ‘Taxi Driver’ was directed by Chetan Anand and it became an unprecedented hit film. The songs became popular and SD Burman got the Filmfare award too. ‘Taxi Driver’ was also the first film showing the new logo of Navketan for the first time.

Coming to the film we are discussing today. ‘Aandhiyaan’ was written by Chetan Anand and Hameed Bhatt – his friend from their IPTA days. This time music was composed by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Jaidev, who had learnt sarod from the Ustad, became his assistant for this and the next film. Ten years later Jaidev would independently give music to Navketan’s hit film, ‘Hum Dono’ (1961). All the 8 songs of ‘Aandhiyaan’ were written by Pt Narendra Sharma. 5 singers – Lata, Asha, Hemant Kumar, Laxmi Shankar and Surinder Kaur were used. Lata sang a long song in 3-parts, which is being presented today. It is almost 10 minutes long. One of the commenters on YouTube has stated that this was originally recorded as a 6-part song. Since HFGK reports only 3 parts, either the claim is wrong or the other 3 parts must have been discarded before the film took final shape.

The choreography for the film was done by Laxmi Shankar, who also sang one song in the film. The cast of the film was Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Nimmi, KN Singh, MA Latif, Leela Mishra, Durga Khote etc. Johnny Walker had a small role in the film, probably as a mascot (which did not work this time). The story of the film is

Ram Mohan (Dev Anand) is a sincere and hard working advocate. He is the legal advisor to Seth Deen Dayal (MA Latif). Seth ji’s daughter Janki (Kalpana Kartik) and Ram Mohan are in love. Seth ji gives his consent for their marriage and they are engaged. Raami (Nimmi) secretly loves Ram Mohan but never expresses her love. Another businessman Kuber Das (KN Singh) wants to marry Janki.

Janki’s mother falls ill and Seth ji spends all his money on her treatment. Finally, he even asks for a loan from Kuber Das. Kuber puts a condition that Janki should marry him. With all other sources exhausted, Seth ji has no option. Janki also is ready to marry  Kuber to save her mother. Thus Kuber marries Janki. When Janki’s mother comes to know this, she goes into a shock and passes away.

Kuber wants Janki to sleep with him, but she refuses. When he forces, Janki runs away and collides with Raami, who had come there to inform her about her mother’s death. When she sees Kuber forcing Janki, Raami kills Kuber Das. She is arrested and brought to court. Before she gets to hear her sentence she dies in the courtroom itself.

Ram Mohan and Janki get married. (No. 651)

 


Song – Hai Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiyaan (Aandhiyaan) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, Music – Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

———–
Part 1
———–
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai..ai..ai
kya raaz hai
kya raaz hai
aaj parwaane ko bhi
apni lagan par naaz hai
naaz hai
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye..e..e
kyon shama bechain hai
khamosh honay ke liye
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
aansuon ki kya zaroorat
dil ko roney ke liye
dil ko roney ke liye
tere dil ka saaz pagli
tere dil ka saaz pagli
aaj be-awaaz hai
aaj be-awaaz hai

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan..aan..aan

———–
Part 2
———–

aaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaaa aaa

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan

aain aisi aandhiaan
aain aisi aandhiaan
aaan..dhi..aa..aa.aan
bujh gaya ghar ka chirag
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daa..aa..aagh
dhul nahin sakta kabhi
jo pad gaya aanchal mein daagh
the jahaan armaan
the jahaan armaan
us dil ko milin barbaadiaan
barbaadiaan

hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaa..aa..aan

———–
Part 3
———–

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaa aaa

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa

zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein
kabhi phoolon ke baag
zindagi ke sabz daaman mein

zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh
zindagi ke surkh daaman mein
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

kabhi phoolon ke baagh
kabhi kaanton ke daagh

phool kaanton se bhari hain
zindagi ki vaadiaan
aati hain duniya mein sukh dukh ki
sadaa yun aandhiyaan
aandhiyaan
hai kahin par shaadmaani
aur kahin nashaadiyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
———–
भाग १
———–

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
क्या राज़ है
क्या राज़ है
आज परवाने को भी’
अपनी लगन पे नाज़ है
नाज़ है
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्यों शमा बेचैन है
खामोश होने के लिए
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
आंसुओं की क्या ज़रूरत
दिल को रोने के लिए
दिल को रोने के लिए
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
तेरे दिल का साज़ पगली
आज बेआवाज़ है
आज बेआवाज़ है

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग २
———–
आss आsss आss
आssss आsss आss
आssss आssss आsssss आssss
आsss आss आsss आss

है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ

आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आईं ऐसी आंधियां
आं॰॰धि॰॰आ॰॰यां
बुझ गया गहर का चिराग
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दा॰॰आ॰॰आग़
धुल नहीं सकता कभी
जो पदगाया आँचल में दाग़
थे जहां अरमां
थे जहां अरमां
उस दिल को मिलीं
बरबादीयां
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

———–
भाग ३
———–
आss आss आss आss
आss आsssss आssssss आss

आss आsss आssssss
आssss आssss आssssss आssss आssss
आssssssss

ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में
कभी फूलों के बाग
ज़िंदगी के सब्ज़ दामन में

ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़
ज़िंदगी के सुर्ख दामन में
कभी काँटों के दाग़

कभी फूलों के बाग
कभी काँटों के दाग़
फूल काँटों से भरी हैं
ज़िंदगी की वादियाँ
आती हैं दुनिया में सुख दुख की
सदा यूं आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
आंधियाँ
है कहीं पर शादमानी
और कहीं नाशादियां

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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 : 3505 Post No. : 14084

“Asen mi nasen mi. . . whether I’m there or not, I’ll be there forever.”
[Title of her biography, a quote by her own self, in a conversation with her biographer, Lalita Tamhane.]

She was just into 55th year when she passed away in 1991. Continuing to be active, even after having managed to get past an initial scare of cancer, the remission succeeded to claim her, much to the loss of the entire industry, and its heritage.

Remembering Nutan, on the anniversary of her passing away, today (21st February).

Starting her career at the age of 14 (‘Hamaari Beti’, 1950), she worked through the next four decades – as string of memorable roles that span the entire spectrum of emotions across from tragedy all the way to comedy. The understated emotions are conveyed through the eyes and expressions, much more powerfully than words. The Kalyani of ‘Bandini’ (1963), expressing her anger and turmoil, through actually saying and expressing very little, heightened the portrayal of a mute victim, who is driven by circumstances to murder. And then she lives out her internment, with the same silence and withdrawal; in the end, returning to her past, forsaking a promise of happiness and acceptance in a new world. Nutan remains in memory as the quintessential Kalyani, all the way from Gauri in ‘Seema’ (1956) and Sujata in ‘Sujata’ (1959), up to Anu Rai in ‘Anuraag’ (1972), living through the tragic last few months of the life of her only child; as Mahjubi in ‘Suadaagar’ (1973), betrayed with promises of false love and usurpation; and as Sanyukta in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978), facing the ignominy of having a competitor for the affections of her own husband, come to live under the same roof.

But when given the opportunity to get into light comic roles – Shanti in ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), Jameela in ‘Dil Hi To Hai’, and Sulekha in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) – another facet of her character comes through that seems unbelievable in the face of her image of the victimized woman having all the troubles and miseries foisted upon her. Oh how I wish the film ‘Chhabili’ (1960) was available; would have loved to see her role as a chhabili.

An unforgettable performer, who garnered a record six Filmfare awards (five as the leading lady, and one in supporting role); a record that stood for well over three decades. Into her forties, she still commanded leading roles contrary to the traditions of the industry. And into her fifties, she was still chiselled and stunning, continuing to command author backed roles in the films she appeared in.

The song for today is from the 1970 film ‘Maa Aur Mamta’. The film is produced under the banner of Suchitra Kala Mandir, and is directed by Asit Sen. The star cast is listed as Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Jitendra, Mumtaz, Rehman, Jayant, Nirupa Roy, Sujeet Kumar, Roopesh Kumar, Shabnam, Shivraj, Beerbal, Leela Mishra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Keshto Mukherjee, Karan Diwan, Paro, Bilkis, Dilip Dutt, Machchar, Madhu Apte. A social drama that has six songs written by Sarshaar Sailaani and Anand Bakshi, and are tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. This song is written by Anand Bakshi. On screen, the song is performed by Nutan, as she is accompanied by Sujeet Kumar.

Three songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. This is the fourth song to find its place here. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakashchandra ji.

It is terrible that she went away so young – depriving us of what could have been possible. But then maybe it is good for whatever transpired – the memories are as elegant and as preserved, as was she herself, into her fifties. Her biography records an episode from when she was an infant. As a baby, she would go into bouts of crying that lasted for many hours. All the medical consultation and advise could not locate any problems. Then, one astrologer read her horoscope and said that she is a delivered soul who has come back into this world quite unwillingly. The prophecy played itself out, when she decided to leave so early.

o re maanjhi
o mere maanjhi
. . . abki baar
le chal paar
le chal paar

Song – Baat Ye Anokhi Mere Meet Ho Gayi  (Maa Aur Mamta) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

 

Lyrics (Provided by Prakash Chandra)

baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaayaa
laaj ka pehraa
maine
ho o o mann ke dwaar bithaaya
is ghoonghat mein
aise
ho o mukhda laakh chhupaayaa
haayye rey barjori
nindiyaa ho gayee chori
ho o haar gayee main
saiyyaan teri jeet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee

teri  najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
teri najariyaa
sajnaa
ho o o mere sapnon ki doli
baith main iss mein
chal dee
ho o tere sang  humjoli
rokey jag naa maanoon
kaaran main na jaanoon
ho o log kehte hain mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
baat ye anokhi mere meet ho gayee
raat din dhadknaa dil ki reet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey preet ho gayee
ho raamaa kaahe rey mohey
kaahe rey mohey
preet ho gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
लाज का पहरा
मैंने
हो ओ ओ मन के द्वार बिठाया
इस घूँघट में
ऐसे
हो ओ मुखड़ा लाख छुपाया
हाये रे बरजोरी
निंदिया हो गई चोरी
हो ओ हार गई मैं
सैंयां तेरी जीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई

तेरी नजरिया
साजना
हो ओ ओ मेरे सपनों की डोली
बैठ मैं इस में
चल दी
हो ओ ओ तेरे संग हमजोली
रोके जग ना मानूँ
कारण मैं ना जानूँ
हो ओ लोग कहते हैं मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
बात ये अनोखी मेरे मीत हो गई
रात दिन धड़कना दिल की रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे प्रीत हो गई
हो रामा काहे रे मोहे

काहे रे मोहे

प्रीत हो गई


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 : 3501 Post No. : 14065

Missing Films of 1960s – 59
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So, on the 3501st day on this blog, I introduce to you the debut film for today.

The film is ‘Sardaar’ from 1967. This year continues to be very fertile, and still another four, and maybe five more films from this year are next in line.

The production banner is M.U.N. films Bombay, and the film is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The film is categorized as a costume drama, with the cast of actors listed as Dara Singh, Sheikh Mukhtar, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Jayant, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Arvind Pandya, and Jeevankala. Now this is a very impressive ensemble – we have Sheikh Mukhtar, and Dara Singh, and Ajit, and Chandrashekhar, and Nishi, and Helen, and Jayant, and Tiwari – wow.

The film has seven songs listed. All the songs are written by Asad Bhopali, and the music is composed by Usha Khanna. As I scan the list of songs, some are very familiar and popular songs, and I wonder this film has managed to stay away from being represented on our blog so far.

Today’s song is about the memories of childhood love. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Once you start listening to the song, I am sure the memory cells will respond – ok, well this one, yes, it is a familiar favorite from the radio listening days. Enjoy.

Song – Mera Tumhara Afsaana Hai Kitna Puraana  (Sardaar) (1967) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo
mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

kyon ji tumko yaad to hongi
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
chhoti si ik bhool pe laakhon
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
mera wo rooth ke jaana
tumhaara manaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

din mein sau sau baar tumhaare
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
in aankhon mein daal ke aankhen
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
chhod ke dil tadpaana
mohabbat nibhaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो
मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

क्यों जी तुमको याद तो होंगी
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
छोटी सी इक भूल पे लाखों
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
मेरा वो रूठ के जाना
तुम्हारा मनाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

दिन में सौ सौ बार तुम्हारे
पास आने को जी कहता है
पास आने को जी कहता है
इन आँखों में दाल के आँखें
खो जाने को जी कहता है
खो जाने को जी कहता है
छोड़ के दिल तड़पाना
मोहब्बत निभाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

 


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 : 3493 Post No. : 14036

Noted film director and story / screenplay writer OP Dutta, passed away this day five years ago. He was 90 years when he passed away in 2012.

OP Dutta was born in the town of Gujranwaala in Punjab (now in Pakistan), in 1922. No information is available online about his early years and his education. In 1948, when he was just 26 years old, he directed the film ‘Pyar Ki Jeet’. This film was a major success, and it established Suraiya, the singer-actress as a super star.

He continued to direct films till the end of 1950s. The Hindi films directed by him are – ‘Hamaari Manzil’ (1949), ‘Surajmukhi’ (1950), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Parbat’ (1952), ‘Maalkin’ (1953), ‘Lagan’ (1955), and ‘Aangan’ (1959).

In the early 1950s he travelled to Pakistan and helped to set up a studio in Karachi. Till then, Lahore was the only center of film production in Pakistan. As a part of this effort, he also produced and directed the film ‘Anokhi’ from the studios in Karachi. Regulars may be familiar with this film, that has recently been discovered and is available in public domain. The heroine of this film is Sheela Ramani, and the music director is Timir Baran. This film was probably the earliest and maybe the only significant effort of collaboration between he film industries of India and Pakistan.

From 1960s onward, OP Dutta gave up direction and started writing for films – stories, screenplays, dialogues etc. Notable films from this phase of his career are ‘Chiraagh’ (1969), ‘Do Raaste’ (1969), ‘Mastaana’ (1970), ‘Jeet’ (1972), etc. Later on, he wrote stories and screenplays for some of the big hits  – ‘Kshatriya’ (1993), ‘Border’ (1997), ‘Refugee’ (2000), ‘LOC Kargil’ (2003), and ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006).

Today’s song is from the 1955 film ‘Lagan’. From the first phase of his career, this film is the only one that OP Dutta had produced and directed (as opposed to the other films which he only directed for other production banners). The film was produced under the banner of OP Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film includes Nalini Jaywant, Sajjan, Shammi, Randhir, Om Prakash, David, Raj Mehra, Ram Avtar, Baij Sharma, Pandit Iqbal, Baby Naaz, Pappu, Shaam Lal, Uma Dutt, Shivraj, Parshuram, and Kanwar Kesho amongst others. The songs of this film are penned by Rajendra Krishan and the music is by Hemant Kumar. Interesting to note that Ravi is the assistant music director with Hemant Da.

One song of this film has already been showcased on our blog. Today’s song is a song of sadness and separation sung so wonderfully by Lata Mangeshkar. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Mujhe Nazar Se Utaar Kar Bhi (Lagan) (1955) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Hemant Kumar

 

Lyrics

mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
chalo ye maana bagair mere
tumhaari raaten jawaan rahengi
magar jo bhoole se mere khwaabon ne
aa jagaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
tumhaari mehfil mein roz hogi
nai kahaani naya fasaana
jo baaton baaton mein naam mera
zubaan pe aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
jisey bhula ke chaley ho dil se
wo yaad aaya to kya karoge
to kya karoge
mujhe nazar se utaar kar bhi
na chain paaya to kya karoge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
चलो ये माना बगैर मेरे
तुम्हारी रातें जवां रहेंगी
मगर जो भूले से मेरे ख्वाबों ने
आ जगाया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे

तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
तुम्हारी महफिल में रोज़ होगी
नई कहानी नया फसाना
जो बातों बातों में नाम मेरा
ज़ुबां पे आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
जिसे भुलाने चले हो दिल से
वो याद आया तो क्या करोगे
तो क्या करोगे
मुझे नज़र से उतार कर भी
ना चैन पाया तो क्या करोगे


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 : 3487 Post No. : 14008

The yippeee film for today the 1972 production by Manoj Kumar – ‘Shor’.

There was a period in the career of Manoj Kumar, where every film he touched has either been a hit, or it has commanded a cult status over the years. Starting with ‘Shaheed’ in 1965, and right up to ‘Kranti’ in 1981, he produced, directed and acted in a string of hit films, that have become memorable icons over the years. It was ‘Shaheed’ in 1965, then ‘Upkar’ in 1967, then ‘Poorab Aur Pashchim’ and ‘Yaadgar’ in 1970, then ‘Shor’ in 1972, ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makan’ in 1974, and then ‘Kranti’ in 1981. Of these, the 1972 production of ‘Shor’ is kind of the odd one out – it is not really a patriotic / nationalist theme, that is Manoj Kumar’s forte, that earned him the nickname of Mr Bhaarat. After 1981, Manoj Kumar seemed to have lost his touch, and after a string of indifferent productions – ‘Painter Babu’ (1983), ‘Kalyug Aur Ramayan’ (1987), and ‘Clerk’ (1989), he kind of let go the production / direction stance.

Coming back to ‘Shor’, not just that it was a little different from the normal ‘nationalist’ genre of Manoj Kumar, it is also counted as the least successful film, commercially, in his career as a producer / director – from the period of ‘Shaheed’ to ‘Kranti’. And then, like a few other handful of examples, this film gained a cult status over the decades. And that was, not in the least due to the fantastic songs and music of this film.

Having said that, it surely needs to be recognized and acknowledged that – looking at the list of his films from ‘Shaheed’ to ‘Kranti’ – he belongs to that select band of producers/directors that have had a Midas touch as far as music and songs are concerned. A quick review of his films listed above will lend credence to this statement. Even if, for the sake of argument only, if this set of films is viewed for quality features and box office attractions, then even if one wants to discount other aspects related to the film, one will not be able to discount these films for the sake of the music and songs.

One reason that ‘Shor’, after its initial lukewarm reception at the box office, continued to build into a cult film status, is its wonderful, and even powerful, music and songs.  Let’s take look at the list of songs of this film. It seems to be short in the list, but the impact and profundity of these songs, stands out all by itself.

 

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Paani re paani teraa rang kaisaa 1658 21-Jul-09
Ik pyaar ka naghmaa hai 1675 24-Jul-09
Jeewan Chalne Ka Naam 5555 1-Mar-12
Shehnaai Baje Na Baje 14003 2-Feb-18

 

My favorite amongst these is of course the one that talks about the colors of water – “Paani Re Paani Tera Rang Kaisa”. The words of this song are just so dear. Every line, every stanza has its own flavor, and impact. In the three stanzas, the question posed in the mukhda is answered in different ways. And the last one – which will touch a chord of the life’s hope within each human being – is simply the best – “Sau Saal Jeene Ki Ummeedon Jaisa”.

Then we have the supremely inspirational song of hope and progress – “Jeevan Chalne Ka Naam” – a song that plays through the days of the hopeful endaeavor, as the hero attempts to break a record of continuous cycling effort. An event and a song that bring together an entire community – a pinnacle of synthesis of emotions coming together as one.

And then the song that has, along with “Paani Re Paani. . .”, garnered the cult status – this time in the genre of love songs. Every time I listen to this line – “Zindagi Aur Kuchh Bhi Nahin, Teri Meri Kahaani Hai”, it sends shiver down my spine. The sheer simplicity of words, put together to express one of the most profound essays in the multiplicity of human existence. In eventual analysis, actually in this life, there is nothing more than the self. And practically every tale is eventually a tale of the self. But love changes all that. When there is love, then the tale is of ‘you and me’ put together – and there really is nothing else in life actually. “Ik Pyaar Ka Naghma Hai” – life is but simply a song of love, yours and my love. One of THE best expressions that puts in a definitive and ultimate response to the query of “what is love”.

Another aspect of his musical expression I would like to discuss. What we see here is the shades of Raj Kapoor and Goldie Anand – as far as the construction and the presentation of the song is concerned. Manoj Kumar really has that Midas touch to get the best out of the team of songwriter + music director + singers. The songs of his films are some of the best-in-class creations that will be listed right up there with the ones that are considered as top creations, as well as presentations. He also has a knack of putting together the most appropriate scenario, and most convincingly, to bring the song in and merge it quite so seamlessly with the flow of the story line. His song presentations are simply out of the ordinary, in a special category all by themselves. Take your thoughts back to the songs like “Jogi Hum to Lut Gaye Tere Pyaar Mein” from ‘Shaheed’; “Aayee Jhoom Ke Basant” from ‘Upkar’; “Main Na Bhoolunga. . .” from ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’; “Ab Ke Baras Tujhe. . .” and “Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi” from ‘Kranti’. And the one that is the closest to my heart as a special favorite – “Hai Preet Jahaan Ki Reet Sada” from ‘Purab Aur Paschim”. That I am picking these songs as a sampler does not mean that the remaining songs do not jell. Each one does. Just that the space does not permit me to write about each one of them, what all I wish to write.

The song presented today, comes on to the screen with an already prefaced history, in the film. The three stanzas in this song are directed towards three men who are coincidentally present and watching the dance performance, Rani (role played by Jaya Bhaduri), is a worldly wise young lady, and a street urchin at that. To compete with and to secure herself in this most perilous environment in which she exists, she has to become one of them, with a tongue that can abuse an curse the most evil, and hands that are adept in swinging the blade of a deadly knife. Her standard masquerade to cheat people, i.e. men, and rob them, is to appear on a less traversed road in the late evening, and pose as a helpless damsel looking for help. And when a victim gets interested, she will start screaming to draw the attention of whatever is the sparse crowd, crying for help against the man. The poor victim, is painted as a trying to outrage her modesty. She blackmails them to cough up some money, in exchange for her to keep quiet.

Prior to this song, these three men are each party to such encounters with her. The first one – a regular junior artist whose name I am not able to recall right away, is a meek fellow who gets conned by Rani. The second one is Shankar (role played by Manoj Kumar), who turns the tables on her, and dares her to shout and gather attention. And the third one is also local street smart mawaali (role played by Manmohan), who fancies Rani to be easy meat for his spurious intentions. For a change, as Rani does a street dance performance, striving also to make some honest money, the three gentlemen appear one by one, to be dealt with appropriately.

Jaya’s performance as Rani is just superb. In 1972, she is very fresh from IFTI, Pune, and her portrayal of a near vagabond and street smart character is quite so convincing. We also see Premnath as the Pathan friend of Shankar, Master Satyajeet as Deepak, the mute son of Shankar, and Manmohan as the local mawaali. Once again, I request help from the more knowledgeable readers to help identify the very familiar junior artist behind the bespectacled thin old man who appears in the first stanza.

So with this post, we bring to a close, the discussion on this cult classic film from Manoj Kumar. Wonderful songs and music galore from his films. Welcome ‘Shor’ to Yippeee-land.

 

Song – Zara Sa Us Ko Chhua To  (Shor) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikat Pyaarelal
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
shor
shor
maine samjha tha ke chal jaayega zor
maine samjha tha ke hongi baaten aur
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

roop ki thandi chhaon mein
armaanon ke gaaon mein
laga hua tha mela re
raahi mila akela re
maari aankh
maari aankh
gaya bhaanp
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki bas
bas
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

dhum dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum dhum
dhum dhum dhum

ta ra ra
ra ra ra
ra ra ra ra ra ra

o jiyo raani jiyo

oo ho oo oo
oo ho oo oo
ho
ho
ho
ho

chalte chalte raah mein
kuchh paane ki chaah mein
maine us ko roka tha
aage badh ke toka tha
phenka daav
phenka daav
bola jaao
na us ne ki tas
tas
na maine ki bas
bas
na us ne ki tas
tas
na maine ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ko
chhua to
us ne
haaye us ne macha diya shor

dhan dhan dhan dhan
dhan dhan dhan

da da da
da da da

koi chhaila mod pe
haath donon jod ke
bola raat ki rani
maan le mujh ko jaani
diya phool
diya phool
gayi bhool
na maine ki tas
tas
na us ne ki bas
bas
na maine ki tas
tas
na us ne ki bas
bas
aur
phir
jaise hi
zara sa
us ne
chhua to
maine
haan maine macha diya shor
zara sa
us ne
chhua to
maine
haan maine macha diya sho..o..o..or

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
शोर
शोर
मैंने समझा था के चल जाएगा ज़ोर
मैंने समझा था के होंगी बातें और
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

रूप की ठंडी छांव में
अरमानों के गाँव में
लगा हुआ था मेला रे
राही मिला अकेला रे
मारी आँख
मारी आँख
गया भाँप
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

ढुम ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम ढुम
ढुम ढुम ढुम

ता रा रा
रा रा रा
रा रा रा रा रा रा

ओ जियो रानी जियो

ओ हो ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ
हो
हो
हो
हो
चलते चलते राह में
कुछ पाने की चाह में
मैंने उसको रोका था
आगे बढ़ के टोका था’
फेंका दांव
फेंका दांव
बोला जाओ
ना उसने की टस
टस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
ना उसने की टस
टस
ना मैंने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसको
छूआ तो
उसने
हाय उसने मचा दिया शोर

ढन ढन ढन ढन
ढन ढन ढन

ढ ढ ढ
ढ ढ ढ

कोई छैला मोड़ पे
हाथ दोनों जोड़ के
बोला रात की रानी
मान ले मुझको जानी
दिया फूल
दिया फूल
गई भूल
ना मैंने की टस
टस
ना उसने की बस
बस
ना मैंने की टस
टस
ना उसने की बस
बस
और
फिर
जैसे ही
ज़रा सा
उसने
छूआ तो
मैंने
हाँ मैंने मचा दिया शोर
ज़रा सा
उसने
छूआ तो
मैंने
हाँ मैंने मचा दिया शो॰॰ओ॰॰ओर


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

Blog Day : 3485 Post No. : 13998

 

Piya Tune Kya Kiya Re, Tere Bin Laage Na Jiya” – this post in 2008 by Atul ji inspired me to sit through an otherwise serious (read boring) movie. In the post Atul ji had written 3 postscripts each after different stages of movie watching and getting more gyaan about the movie. There is nothing more to add about the movie if one reads that particular post.

We just have one more song left of this movie – the song which Deb Mukherjee sings in the voice of Kishore Kumar and Farida Jalal in Lata’s voice. The song comes close to the climax as Deb Mukherjee bids farewell to the doctor, nurses, ward boys (through the movie I didn’t see a single nurse or ward boy; they appear for this song), compounder and the other patients of the hospital. The song is supposed to inspire the patients that they will also recover from their illnesses. The patients have been depressed after Ashok Kumar dies in the hospital – not the doctor’s fault mind you, he didn’t obey the doctor.

The song also expresses Waheeda’s and Sunil Dutt’s feelings towards each other as they can’t sing and dance themselves. She is a widow and the mother of a child, who is being treated by the doctor (Sunil Dutt). Here I will also add that they were in love before Waheeda’s chacha (Gajanan Jagirdar) and chachi (Shyama) objected to their marriage as they belong to different castes. Waheeda gets married to some railway engineer; whose face is never shown and who dies in a freak railway accident.

The film is directed by Tapan Sinha for John Pictures, Bombay. The film has seven songs, all penned by Anand Bakshi. The music is given by SD Burman. The earlier posted songs of this film are,

 

Zindagi Ae Zindagi Tere Hain Do Roop 45 29-Aug-08
Piya Toone Kya Kiyaa 47 30-Aug-08
Mera Sab Kuchh Mere Geet Re 6131 25-Jun-12
Toone Hamen Kya Diyaa Ree Zindagi 12301 4-Aug-16
Teri Meri Meri Teri Zaat Kyaa Hai 13311 6-Jun-17
Kaun Sachcha Hai Kaun Jhoothha Hai 13992 30-Jan-2018

 

This is the ideal song to announce the Yippeee status of this film. ‘Zindagi Zindagi’ now joins the tribe of movies on our blog that has all its songs represented here.

Song – Khush Raho Saathiyo Tumhen Chhod Kar Hum Chale (Zindagi Zindagi) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman
Kishore Kumar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

khush raho saathiyo

khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
behte behte magar ye aaj aansoo tham chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
hanste hanste tumhari ankhen kar ke nam chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

aaaa
aaaaa
gayi re judaai aayi prem ki ratiaan
gayi re judaai
gayi re
gayi re judai aayi prem ki ratiaan
kisi aur ke mukhde pe thehre na akhiyaan
tere mukh pe saanwariya mere naina jam chale
he
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुश रहो साथियो

खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
बहते बहते मगर ये आज आँसू थम चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
हँसते हँसते तुम्हारी आँखें करके नम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

आ॰॰॰
आ॰॰॰
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
गई रे जुदाई
गई रे
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
किसी और के मुखड़े पे ठहरे ना अखियाँ
तेरे मुख पे साँवरिया मेरे नैना जम चले
हे
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले


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 : 3478 Post No. : 13975

Missing Films of 1960s – 52
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A bit of a coincidence here that the song of this series posted yesterday “O Chanda. . . Aaj Ki Raat Na Dhalna”, and today’s next song in this series, both are ‘chaand’ songs. Yesterday’s song got posted early in the morning, and later I was thinking – posting a ‘chaand’ song at sunrise time is wholly inappropriate. And so, today’s ‘chaand’ song I am bringing to you at an appropriate time in the evening – a waxing moon is in the skies.

Today’s film is ‘Bharat Milap’ from 1965. The film was produced under the banner of KP Productiond, Bombay, and the director’s name is Babubhai Mistry. The cast of actors includes Sohrab Modi, Sulochana, Ashish Kumar, Indrani Mukherjee, Leela Misra, Anand Kumar, and Mridula amongst others.

The film has seven songs, all from the pen of Bharat Vyas. Music is by Vasant Desai. Today’s song is a duet in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. Unless I am mistaken, the actors performing this song on screen are Ashish Kumar and Indrani Mukherjee. I request other knowledgeable readers to correct me in case I am in error.

The storyline of the epic ‘Ramayan’ is quite well known. After Shri Ram departs from Ayodhya to spend fourteen years as an ascetic in the woods, Bharat ji makes one attempt to bring him back. He goes to meet him at Chitrakoot. The entire portrayal in this epic is a guidance for the right things to do in life. The meeting at Chitrakoot is very significant. The various dialogues that happen here are so full of deep learnings for mortal humans, on how to conduct themselves in real life. The decision at this juncture is that Bharat ji will return to Ayodhya, and continue look after the administration of the kingdom, and take care of the family and the people. Shri Ram along with Sita ji and Lakshman ji will continue his stay away from Ayodhya, till the specified time.

Bharat ji returns with the ‘charan paduka’ (sandals) of Shri Ram, and places them on the throne of Ayodhya. And he places himself on the ground next to the throne, while administering the kingdom, asking for inspiration and guidance at every step, from the ‘charan paduka’. He further resolves that he will not stay in the palace, for the duration that Shri Ram is traveling in the woods. He also has a hut made for himself in a small village, Nandigram, next to Ayodhya, and stays there only. Even inside the hut, he does not sleep on the ground. He digs a cavity or a trench in the ground, a couple of feet deep, and he sleeps at that level. He says he will not sleep on the same ground on which Shri Ram is walking bare footed for fourteen years. He forsakes all the comforts and luxuries, and also all the pleasures and shared nearness in his own personal life. His spouse, Mandavi, stays in the palaces, but they do not share any proximity.

The tale and the teachings of ‘Ramayan’ are the best examples of personal sacrifices that individuals make for the sake of their dear ones, and for the sake of moral and uprightness in life. I may be digressing here, but I would like to briefly tell about the role of Shatrughan, the youngest of the four brothers, in these complex circumstances.

It is stated that Lakshman ji had taken a vow that he would not sleep for all the time that Shri Ram is away from home, and that he would always be standing guard for the safety and well being of his elder brother and bhabhi (sister in law). What is not well known is that even Shatrughan ji followed a similar stringent regime. All during the day, he would be assisting Bharat ji with the matters of the kingdom. And in the night, he would make one round of the kingdom, and then come and sit on a stone at the gates of the kingdom, keeping vigil, till dawn.

Taken in the right spirit, this tale is the pinnacle of a visionary and inspirational lesson. To keep the honor of a promise, all the four brothers make unparalleled sacrifices. One leaves home with the resolve to live like an ascetic in the woods, for fourteen years. Another resolves to accompany him to secure the comfort and safety of his elder brother, forsaking even sleep. The third brother declines to sit on the throne, gives up his own comforts and resolves to also live like an ascetic for the same period, albeit in his own kingdom. He also resolves to sleep in a pit below the ground, and not on the ground on which his elder brother walks barefoot. And the fourth brother, also forsakes his comforts, and sleep, keeping vigil over a kingdom which all acknowledge belongs to the eldest brother. All the four brothers forsook family life for the duration of this exile. A tale like this has no parallels anywhere in the annals of world history or literature.

This is a wonderfully crafted song, that is simultaneously moving at two levels. Both the levels are expressions of love. But one level is expressing love for a beloved spouse, and at the other level, the love being expressed is for a beloved elder brother. The expression of love in the second level is amounting to love for God Himself. Mandvi, the wife of Bharat ji, is calling out to her husband, expressing her emotions of missing him, and feeling incomplete within herself. Bharat ji is singing the same song at the same time, only that his call is directed towards Shri Ram, reminding Him that his (Bharat ji’s) life is in a precarious balance, if He does not return on time, as promised.

A lovely melody created by Vasant Desai, and a memorable song this one is.

Video (Some skipped words)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Chandrama Ja Un Se Keh De  (Bharat Milap) (1965) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Vasant Desai

Lyrics

chandrama ja un se keh de
na bano itne kathor
baat takte ho gai
geeli mere palkan ki kor
chandrama ja un se keh de
na bano itne kathor
baat takte ho gai
geeli mere palkan ki kor
chandrama ja un se keh de

kehna tujh bin adhkhila
maathe ka tika hai
kehna tujh bin ye mera
sansaar pheeka hai
oo oo oo
chandrama ja un se keh de

kehna ab na seh sakoongi
vireh ki jwaala..aa
toot jaaye na kahin
meri saans ki maala
oo oo oo
chandrama ja un se keh de

ye basanti raat kaate se
nahin kat’ti
ye ghadi nishthur
ghadi bhar bhi nahin ghat’ti
un charan ki raah mein
ye nain bhatke hain
un ke darshan ke liye
ye praan atke hain

oo oo oo
chandrama ja un se keh de
na bano itne kathor
baat takte ho gai
geeli mere palkan ki kor
chandrama ja un se keh de

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे
ना बनो इतने कठोर
बाट तकते हो गई
गीली मेरे पलकन की कोर
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे
ना बनो इतने कठोर
बाट तकते हो गई
गीली मेरे पलकन की कोर
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे

कहना तुझ बिन अधखिला
माथे का टीका है
कहना तुझ बिन ये मेरा
संसार फीका है
ओ ओ ओ
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे

कहना अब ना सेह सकूँगी
विरह की ज्वाला॰॰आ
टूट जाये ना कहीं
मेरी सांस की माला
ओ ओ ओ
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे

ये बसंती रात
काटे से नहीं कटती
ये घड़ी निष्ठुर
घड़ी भर नहीं घटती
उन चरण की राह में
ये नैन भटके हैं
उनके दर्शन के लिए
ये प्राण अटके हैं

ओ ओ ओ
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे
ना बनो इतने कठोर
बाट तकते हो गई
गीली मेरे पलकन की कोर
चंद्रमा जा उनसे कह दे


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 : 3477 Post No. : 13967

Missing Films of 1960s – 51
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It is not just a song that I should be concerned about. It is the entire film that I am surprised, has missed the attention of the team members of this blog. And not that the film is the issue. It is the songs that I wonder about. And just the category – ‘How come I missed this song’, will not suffice. Maybe another category that says – ‘How come we all missed this movie’.

The film that I am talking about is ‘Mahabharat’ from 1965. And I am sure you will be asking me – why? Another quite obscure film from the 1960s, as obscure as they come. But the songs, I am sure are going to turn out to be very familiar, most of them are favorites from radio listening days. Just sample these

  • “Champa Kali Chhup Chhup Jaaye Re”
  • “Ta Na Na Dir Dir Deem, Deem Ta Dere Na”
  • “Hari Hari Dharti Hai Neela Gagan”
  • “Sakhi Ri Baaje Mann Ki Baansuriya”

And today’s debut song, which is not the least of these – “O Chanda. . . Aaj Ki Raat Na Dhalna”. This film is such treasure of wonderful songs, all of them available online. And yet, this film has taken all this time to make its debut here.

The film is produced under the banner of AG Films, Bombay and is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The star cast is impressive and includes Pradeep Kumar, Padmini, Dara Singh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jeevan, Ambika, Manhar Desai, Tiwari, Anoop Kumar, Maruti, and Achla Sachdev amongst others. Song list in Geet Kosh contains 9 songs. All the songs are from the pen of Bharat Vyas. And the music direction – it is Chitragupt.

Today’s debut song is a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor. The lilting melody, a dream song – it is such a dear memory from the past. The words, the music and the rendition – all three come together to create this masterpiece. A must listen for the lovers of music and songs of 1950s and 1960s. Enjoy.

Song – O Chanda. . . Aaj Ki Raat Na Dhalna  (Mahabharat) (1965) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa aaa
 
ooo ooo ooo
ooo ooo ooo
aaaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaa aaa

o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna
o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna
jhilmil taaron ki chhaon mein
main jhoomum pee ki baahon mein
do praanon ke armaanon ka
sapna nahin badalna..aa..aa
o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna

jee bhar geet milan ka gaa loon
piya ke haathon maang saja loon
jee bhar geet milan ka gaa loon
piya ke haathon maang saja loon
teri chaandni ki kirnon mein
jee mein aata aaj naha loon
ye badh bhaagin
raat suhaagin
phir aayegi kal na..aa..aa
o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna
o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna

teri palkon mein raswanti
raat ki rani chehak rahi
teri palkon mein raswanti
raat ki rani chehak rahi
teri alkon ko chhoo kar ke
rajnigandha mehak rahi
kitna aaj bhala lagta hai
chalna aur machalna..aa..aa
o chanda. . .
aaj ki raat na dhalna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsss आssss
आssss आsss
आss आsssss आssss
आssss आsssssss आss

ओs ओs ओs
ओs ओs ओs
आss आs आssss आss
आssss आsss आsss आss

ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना
ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना
झिलमिल तारों की छाँव में
में झूमूँ पी की बाहों में
दो प्राणों के अरमानों का
सपना नहीं बदलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना

जी भर गीत मिलन का गा लूँ
पिया के हाथों मांग सजा लूँ
जी भर गीत मिलन का गा लूँ
पिया के हाथों मांग सजा लूँ
तेरी चाँदनी की किरणों में
जी में आता आज नहा लूँ
ये बढ़भागिन
रात सुहागिन
फिर आएगी कल ना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना
ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना

तेरी पलकों में रसवन्ती
रात की रानी चहक रही है
तेरी पलकों में रसवन्ती
रात की रानी चहक रही है
तेरी अलकों को छू कर के
राजनीगंधा महक रही है
कितना आज भला लगता है
चलना और मचलना॰॰आ॰॰आ
ओ चंदा॰॰आ
आज की रात न ढलना


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 : 3474 Post No. : 13956

 

The film that we welcome today into Yippeee-land is the 1958 production titled ‘Baaghi Sipaahi’. The film has a total of 8 songs, seven of which have already been posted here. The details of the previous songs posted is given below.

 

Chinchana Papul Chinchana Papul 11562 16-Nov-15 Shailendra
Samaa Ye Pyaar Ka Bahaar Ke Ye Mele 11606 28-Nov-15 Shailendra
O Beraham Tere Sitam 11642 9-Dec-15 Shailendra
Ae Dilbar Dilwaale 12451 14-Oct-16 Shailendra
Maan Bhi Le Ae Dil Tu Apni Haar 12948 20-Feb-17 Shailendra
Ruk Jaa Musaafir Pal Bhar Ko 13761 23-Nov-17 Hasrat Jaipuri
Muskuraati Zindagi Ko Chhod Ke 13946 20-Jan-18 Hasrat Jaipuri

 

The film was produced under the banner of VP Productions, Bombay. It is a historical costume drama, produced and directed by Bhagwan Das Verma. The cast of actors is led by Ranjan and Madhubala. The other players include Poornima, Chandrashekhar, Om Prakash, Sapru, Gope, S Nazeer, Nishi, Renu Maakad, Pal Sharma, Gajendra etc.

The songs of this film are created by the team of Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri and Shankar Jaikishan. Out of the eight songs in this film, five are written by Shailendra and three are from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri. Today’s Yippeee song is also written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

This film is a remake of an earlier film by the same name. In 1936, the film ‘Baaghi Sipaahi’ was released under the banner of East India Film Company, and was directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar. In this 1936 version, Gul Hamid played the lead role, and it was cited as an “important film” for him. Patience Cooper, Bimla Kumari, Mazhar Khan, Lalita Pawar, Indubala, Anees, Azurie and Mohammed Ishaaq also played significant roles along with Gul Hamid.

Now this 1936 film, in turn was based on a 1935 Hollywood production ‘Cardinal Richelieu’, released under the banner of Twentieth Century Pictures, directed by Rowland V Lee. The primary cast of actors includes George Arliss, Maureen O’Sullivan, Edward Arnold and Cesar Romero.

And then, going back further, this 1935 Hollywood film was based on the 1839 play ‘Richelieu’ by Edward Bulwer-Lytton depicting the life of the great seventeenth century French statesman Cardinal Richelieu and his dealings with King Louis XIII. Further explorations reveal that the real life Cardinal Richelieu had a very colourful and chequered life in the court of the French kings. He rose to be the Chief Minister in the court of King Louis XIII. He wielded considerable power and influence over the government, role of the church, foreign policy, and foreign military campaigns.

In his later years, Richelieu faced a plot that threatened to remove him from power. He had introduced a young man named Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, marquis de Cinq-Mars to King Louis XIII’s court. This young man was the son of a close friend. Richelieu had hoped that Cinq-Mars would become King Louis’ favourite, so that he could indirectly exercise greater influence over the monarch’s decisions. Cinq-Mars did become the royal favourite, but, contrary to Cardinal Richelieu’s expectations, he was not easy to control. The young man realized that Richelieu would not permit him to gain political power. In 1641, he participated in a failed conspiracy against Richelieu, but he himself was not discovered. Then, in the following year, he schemed once again with leading nobles (including the King’s brother, the duc d’Orléans) to raise a rebellion. He signed a secret agreement with the King of Spain, who promised to aid the rebels. However, Richelieu’s spy service discovered the plot, and seized a copy of the said agreement with the King of Spain. Cinq-Mars was promptly arrested and executed. Although King Louis approved the capital punishment, he grew more distant from Richelieu as a result.

These events form the main story line of the 1839 play, and were later adapted into the Hollywood production and then the Hindi films.

Today’s Yippeee song for this 1958 film is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This is a sad song, that has been rendered soulfully by Lata ji. On screen we see Madhubala listening to this song being lip-synced by another actress that I am not able to identify. I request other readers to please help identify this lady.

With this song, we now welcome this 1958 film to join the list of films with all their songs covered on our blog.

Song – Dil Lagaane Waale Mat Sun Meri Kahaani  (Baaghi Sipaahi) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Shankar Jaikishan

 

Lyrics

dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani
dhadhkega dil jahaan ka
sun me meri zubaani
dhadhkega dil jahaan ka
sun me meri zubaani

maine apne dil ko
ik chaand se lagaaya
palkon ki chhaon daal ke
dil mein usey bithaaya
wo aasmaan ka pyaara
phir bhi na muskuraaya
jalti hain tamannaayen
roti hai zindgani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani

hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmm

paaya hai kaun ab tak
baahon mein aasmaan ko
bulbul ke aasnuon pe
gham hoga baaghbaan ko
dil jeetna hai mushkil
chaahe phook aashiaan ko
kab qaid mein rahi hai
chaahat bhari jawaani
dil lagaane waale
mat sun meri kahaani

socha ye kyon na maine
parwaana noor ka hai
socha ye kyon na maine
chanda chakor ka hai
dil dete waqt na socha
dil dete waqt na socha
ye dil bhi aur ka hai
. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी
धड़केगा दिल जहां का
सुन के मेरी ज़ुबानी
धड़केगा दिल जहां का
सुन के मेरी ज़ुबानी

मैंने अपने दिल को
इक चाँद से लगाया
पलकों की छाँव डाल के
दिल में उसे बिठाया
वो आसमां का प्यारा
फिर भी ना मुस्कुराया
जलती हैं तमन्नाएं
रोती है ज़िंदगानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी

हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम

पाया है कौन अब तक
बाहों में आसमां को
बुलबुल के आंसुओं पे
ग़म होगा बाग़बान को
दिल जीतना है मुश्किल
चाहे फूक आशियाँ को
कब क़ैद में रही है
चाहत भरी जवानी
दिल लगाने वाले
मत सुन मेरी कहानी

सोचा ये क्यों ना मैंने
परवाना नूर का है
सोचा ये क्यों ना मैंने
चंदा चकोर का है
दिल देते वक़्त ना सोचा
दिल देते वक़्त ना सोचा
ये दिल भी और का है
॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3469 Post No. : 13929

It is almost close to midnight, and in some regions, it is the ‘witching hour’. Well, on our blog, it is the ‘Yippeee-ing hour’ 🙂 🙂 .

Today’s yippeee film is an obscure film from 1960 – ‘Delhi Junction’. This film has recently been a matter of gossip in the circle of collectors. You see the thing is that there is word going around that this film is available with someone, who is willing to sell it for a price; quite a price I assure you. At first, it seemed to be another interesting stir in the collector’s community, types if which continue to create waves quite frequently, and then come to a naught. But then it seems, it became a serious talk. A couple of posts emerged on the YouTube containing short video clips of the songs of this film. So it seems there is serious game afoot, and it is possible that we may get some more confirmed news – time frame undefined. Depends on when someone is able to meet the pricing demands. Let us see.

The film has some really memorable songs, as can be ascertained from the table of posted songs, included further down in this article. These songs have been dear favourites from the radio listening days. And that makes this film all the more inviting, and interesting.

The film comes from the production house of Nigaaristan (India) Films, Bombay. It is produced by RL Sharma and is directed by Mohammed Husain. It must have been considered an important film in its time, considering the star cast. The players leading the cast are Ajit and Shakila. Other members of the cast include Nishi, Maruti, Manorama, Tiwari, Pran, Protima Devi, Murad, Rafiq, Kamal Mohan, Harun, Anwari Bai, Pal Sharma, Jagdish Kanwal, Nadir, Satish, Sadiq, Sarita, Kukku, Rajni, and Khurshid etc.

The film sports a total of six songs. The music director is Kalyanji Veerji Shah. So this turns out to be one of the handful of films, where Kalyanji Bhai is alone credited for the music. As it turns out, this is the last of the six films that carry the name of Kalyanji Bhai only. Althougt Anandji, the younger brother, has always been working with Kalyanji, it is only after ‘Chandrasena’ (1959) that the duo started to use Kalyanji-Anandji as the official name of their team. The six films of Kalyanji Veerji Shah are ‘Post Box 999’ (1958), ‘Samrat Chandragupt’ (1958), ‘Bedard Zamana Kya Jaane’ (1959), ‘Ghar Ghar Ki Baat’ (1959), ‘O Tera Kya Kehna’ (1959), and this film being yippeee’d today.

The film has four songwriters identified – Gulshan Bawra, Prem Dhawan, PL Santoshi, and Farooque Kaiser. Today’s song is by PL Santoshi. The assignment of specific lyricist to individual songs is included in the table below.

The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar supported by chorus. When I started to work on this post, my initial impressions were that this might be a children’s song. But no, this turns out to be quite a song for mature adults, especially ones who are smitten with the matters of the heart. If you are surprised by this assertion, then just check out the lyrics below and listen to the song. With lines like “Dekho Dekho Nazron Ka Signal Gira’ and ‘Jaane Jo Ulfat Ka Jaadu Wo Hi Chalen”, this song is in no way going to be counted as a song for children.

The film has made its debut on the blog way back on 18th December, 2011, just over six years now. Wow, it seems we are taking multiple years to completely bring on board all songs of individual films. But I assure you that on many occasions, it is just a reflection of the online availability of the songs themselves. Take the case of this film today – the final song that we are showcasing here, is not yet available anywhere on the internet, and I am posting it online from my collection for the first time today.

The earlier posted songs of this film are listed below.

 

Zaalim Zamaane Ne Itna Sataayaa Hai 5149 18-Dec-11 Gulshan Baawra
Naam Tera Leke Mohe Chhede Hai Zamaana 10451 5-Nov-14 Farooque Kaiser
Tere Mukhde Ki Dekhi Jhalak Jab Se 11232 30-Jun-15 PL Santoshi
Kehti Hoon Main Sach Sach 13633 6-Oct-17 Prem Dhawan
Kya Karoon Dil Kisi Pe Kho Gaya 13637 7-Oct-17 Prem Dhawan

 

So with this post, let us all welcome the film ‘Delhi Junction’ to the Yippeee land today. One more down today. . and many still to go.

[Ed Note: It was only after this song got posted that I took a breather, only to notice that Atul ji has also already welcomed another film (the previous post) to Yippeee-land today. It most certainly seems like the ‘yippeee-ing hour’, what with two films racing to Yippeee-land, just within minutes of each other. 😀 😀 ]

Song – Gaadi Dilli Waali Chali  (Delhi Junction) (1960) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – Kalyanji Veerji Shah
Chorus

Lyrics

gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
bina tikat le jaane waali
sab railon se rail niraali
chhuk chhuk karti chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali

dekho paani aag bina ye kaisi chali
ye kaisi chali
balkhaati lehraati dulhan jaise chali
jaise dulhan chali
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
tedhi medhi oonchi neechi is ki gali
ye to chhuk chhuk karti chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali

dekho dekho nazron ka signal ka gira
ji signal gira
dekho dekho aahon ka dhuaan utha
ji dhuaan utha
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
gaadi chali
shor machaati pyaar jagaati seeti baji
ye to seeti bajaati chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali

paas mein jinke dil ho baabu
wo hi chalen
ji wo hi chalen
jaane jo ulfat ka jaadu
wo hi chalen
ji wo hi chalen
tum bhi chalo
hum bhi chalen
tum bhi chalo
hum bhi chalen
jalne waali zaalim duniya dekhe khadi
ye to sabko jalaati chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali
gaadi dilli waali chali
ye gaadi dilli waali chali

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
बिना टिकट ले जाने वाली
सब रेलों से रेल निराली
छुक छुक करती चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली

देखो पानी आग बिना ये कैसी चली
ये कैसी चली
बलखाती लहराती दुल्हन जैसे चली
जैसे दुल्हन चली
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
टेढ़ी मेढ़ी ऊंची नीची इस की गली
ये तो छुक छुक करती चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली

देखो देखो नज़रों का सिगनल गिरा
जी सिगनल गिरा
देखो देखो आहों का धुआँ उठा
जी धुआँ उठा
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
गाड़ी चली
शोर मचाती प्यार जगाती सीटी बाजी
ये तो सीटी बजाती चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली

पास में जिनके दिल हो बाबू
वो ही चलें
जी वो ही चलें
जानें जो उल्फ़त का जादू
वो ही चलें
जी वो ही चलें
तुम भी चलो
हम भी चलें
तुम भी चलो
हम भी चलें
जलने वाली ज़ालिम दुनिया देखे खड़ी
ये तो सबको सबको जलाती चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली
ये गाड़ी दिल्ली वाली चली


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