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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3624 Post No. : 14445

Greetings to dear Atul ji, and best wishes for many many happy returns of today.

The 1977 film ‘Chhaila Baabu’ is joining the ‘Yippeee Club’ of movies or ‘movies having all their songs covered’ on the blog. Indeed, a long wait for me and particularly for this song which was the first that I shared when I was still only a ‘year-old’ contributor on the blog. Other songs of this movie which I shared later were lucky and got posted before the today’s song. This song is the one which I cannot forget since my childhood, may be because this being a ‘mother-son’ song. I must be 9-10 years old when I had watched this movie with my parents in my childhood.

The part-I of this song and even the part-II is on screen performed by Achala Sachdev whom we mainly remember for playing a mother or thereafter grandmother in Yash Raj films. When I glance through the list of the films she acted in I realized that I have watched many of them but cannot recollect now.

Also I found that not much information is available about her on the domain (except there is page on wiki about her) and mainly other articles which were posted after she passed away on 30.12.2012 , and about how she was ignored by the film personalities in her last days. May be our seniors can do a detailed post on her with one of the songs performed by her on screen. Or maybe it is there and I am not aware, if so, please forgive me.

As I am not aware of her initial films and whether she got a lead role or second lead and if at all there are any songs which she performed on screen, except the another one, that I know, is from the 1970 film ‘Heer Ranjha’, where all the Bhabhi’s dance on their devar’s (Rajkumar’s) marriage preparations – ‘Naache Ang Ve . . .’ a beautiful composition by Madan Mohan ji.

Achala Sachdev was born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) on 3rd May 1920. She acted in over 130 films (as per info on wiki). She began her filmi career with ‘Fashionable Wife’ in 1938 and ‘Na Tum Jaano na Ham’ (2002) was her last film. She died on April 30, 2012 at Pune. She was 91 then.

The move ‘Chhaila Babu’ was Produced by Shomu Mukherjee and Directed by Joy Mukherjee. It was a ‘suspense thriller’. It had Rajesh Khanna in title role of ‘Chhaila Babu’, accompanied by Zeenat Aman, Asrani, Ranjeet, Padma Khanna, Achala Sachdev, Macmohan, P Jairaj, Ravindra Kapoor and Om Shivpuri. Since in my earlier write ups about the songs of this movie I have already mentioned about the details of this movie and my nostalgia associated with its’ songs, and so I will not repeat it here.

But something that I would like to mention here is about Joy Mukherjee as a ‘director’ of this movie. Earlier I had read about his directing the movie ‘Humsaaya’ (1968), but I had forgotten about it. Though I must mention here that I had watched many of Joy Mukherjee’s movie in my teen years when I was studying in 11th -12th. And I liked all his movies very much and have watched them repeatedly; especially ‘Shagird’ (1967), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963), ‘Door Ki Aawaaz’ (1964), and ‘Love In Tokyo’ (1966). In those days i.e. 1983-85, old movie were still being screened in theatres sometime in four shows or noon shows only and they used to run packed houses. Specially in the city of Akola (Maharashtra) (CP & Berar circuit for movies) many old movies used to run packed houses and I watched many old movies during those years there. ‘Ziddi’ (1964) I think I watched on Doordarshan.

I got the VCD of ‘Ek Baar Muskuraa Do’ (1972) just four-five years back from an ‘online’ store. Then I had also watched ‘Love in Shimla’ (1960) during my school days during the weekly screening of movie in our ‘colony recreation club’. And its song Alif Zabar Aa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O ’ has been in my memory since then. I do not remember correctly now if I had watched his ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962), but since I have the cassette of this movie, as I like the songs of this movie very much, and maybe I had watched some of its songs on TV, it also remains one of my favorites.

Coming to the songs of his movies – which was another main factor for me to watch his movies repeatedly. Our in house Encyclopedia Shri Arun ji had already done a detailed post on Joy Mukherjee here , while presenting a song from his movie ‘Love In Bombay’ (2013(1971)). This was Joy’s third directorial venture after ‘Humsaaya’ & ‘Chhaila Babu’.

HFGK Vol V mentions that today’s song in three parts and it noted down the first part as a ‘happy version’, whereas from the song one can guess and take it as a ‘sad song’ or ‘missing the beloved song. The first part in its picturization shows the mother (Achala Sachdev) remembering the ‘happy memories’ while singing this song searching for her lost son (Rajesh Khanna). And the in the second part while only the ‘mukhda’ of the first version is repeated only, the third part is in the voice of Kishore Kumar and starts with different lines. However, since HFGK mention this song in three version it was required to watch this movie again and clear the confusion.
[Ed Note: In this presentation, the parts 2 and 3, as mentioned in HFGK, are together presented as part II, as per the video clips.]

When Atul ji was in a ‘Yippeeee’ mode again during the first four months of this year I had sent him reminder for this song and also with a request to throw light on this song if possible. Finally, a week before I watched this movie online (most uncomfortable way to watch a movie for me, but then … we have to 😊).

The 1st part of the song is where the mother, Achala Sachdev is searching for her son, who ‘bachpan mein bichhad gaya’. It includes flashback of the mother-child playing – ‘happy memories’ included 😊. Now when this child grows up as Rajesh Khanna, he remembers this song and use to sing it on the ‘mouth organ’ gifted to him by his mother on his birthday. The second part of Lata for this song is only a repeat of first few lines of the earlier part 1 of this song. And the third part is the Kishore Kumar version of this song, in which the mother-son get re-united.

The earlier songs from the movie are posted on our blog, as per the details given below;

Song Title Post Date
 Yaar dildaar tujhe kaisa chaahiye  08.12.2008
 Kal raat sadak par ik ladki  29.12.2014
 Hamko nikaaloge ghar se sajan pachhtaaoge  04.02.2015
 Main Baaboo Chhailaa  29.12.2017

Let us now listen and enjoy the today’s song. . . “Chhaila Mera Chhaila”.

 

Part I (Lata Solo)

Part II (Lata – Kishore Duet)

Song – Chhaila Mera Chhaila (Chhaila Babu) (1977) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

Part I

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam

chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila

shaam savere mere naina
dhoondhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
kahaan hai kahaan hai
sabse poochhte rahe
aa ke peechhe
aankhen meeche
aanchal kheenche mera ghanshyam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

deewaani huyi main aisa laage
laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
jisko dekhoon chhaila jaisa laage re mohe
bichhda hai jo
mil jaaye to
vyaakul mann ko aa jaaye aaraam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
maa ko badaa sataaye
aangan mein chhup jaaye
kho jaaye to kya ho mere raam
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila

Part II

chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
chhaila mera chhaila
mera chhaila
mera chhaila
chhaila
chhaila
chhaila

naa ro maa naa ro
sun li hain maine
teri pukaar
teri pukaar
aaj mila hai
waapas maa bete ko
khoya pyaar
khoya pyaar
duniya saari
tujhse haari
maa tu jeeti ye jeewan sangraam
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

jee chaahe main
tere charnon mein
sar rakh ke roun
sar rakh ke roun
aa jaaye waapas
bachpan main teri
god mein soun
god mein soun
phir na kabhi main tujhko sataaun
tujhe manaaun
maa tujhko parnaam

chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila
chhaila tera chhaila

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

शाम सवेरे मेरे नैना
ढूढ़ते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
कहाँ है कहाँ है
सबसे पूछते रहे
आ के पीछे
आँखें मिचे
आँचल खींचे
मेरा घनश्याम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

दीवानी हुई मैं ऐसा लागे
लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
जिसको देखूं छैला जैसा लागे रे मोहे
बिछड़ा है जो
मिल जाए तो
व्याकुल मन को आ जाए आराम
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
माँ को बड़ा सताए
आँगन में छुप जाए
खो जाए तो क्या हो मेरे राम

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला

भाग २

छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
छैला मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
मेरा छैला
छैला
छैला
छैला

ना रो माँ ना रो
सुन ली हैं मैंने तेरी पुकार
तेरी पुकार
आज मिला है
वापस माँ बेटे को
खोया प्यार
खोया प्यार
दुनिया सारी
तुझसे हारी
माँ तू जीती ये जीवन संग्राम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

जी चाहे मैं
तेरे चरणों में
सर रख के रोऊँ
सर रख के रोऊँ
आ जाए वापस
बचपन मैं तेरी
गोद में सोऊं
गोद में सोऊं
फिर न कभी मैं तुझको सताऊं
तुझे मनाऊं
माँ तुझको प्रणाम
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला
छैला तेरा छैला

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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 : 3624 Post No. : 14443

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is a Peevesie discovery. I don’t remember when exactly, but definitely a few years back she mentioned about this song to me. And it looks like she has seen and enjoyed the video too and it has stayed in her memory. She remembered exactly how the song starts. And the dance steps of Govinda and Madhuri. Awesome combination. Just like in the previous Madhuri Dixit song where with Prabhu Deva as her co-dancer, here too, she is excellent. She is in a different orbit when she has a dancer for a co-actor. In “Que sarasara” she matched Prabhu Deva step for step, here it is a typically Govinda dance that is a treat.

So what, if the lyrics are non-sensical. The song is set as a fun-song, going by the video I have a feeling that Madhuri has accidentally eaten or drunk something intoxicating and Govinda is trying his best to control her in the given circumstances.

A few days back I had sent a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ to Atulji and then I had made up my mind to follow it with another Mithun song which features a ‘mithai‘. There were other songs from the 70s which were running through my mind for this particular post which is for a very special occasion. Songs which showed the male running the household while the female is away at work. But on reviewing those songs I felt that the song which Peevesie suggested is better. Why? Well for one today is a party occasion and “mithai toh banti hai” – it is our Ranchiwaale Gaanewala’s birthday (now its about time to give him a new name, he is no longer in Ranchi 🙂 ). It has a lot of activity in it and our sutradhaar is a hyperactive person. I don’t need to give any proof to show his level of activeness, his commitment to his pets, work and the blog is proof enough. There have been days when I have found him online early in the morning with a post at 5:45 a.m. and a few times his last post has been at 12 in the night. Hats off to his dedication. Approximately 10804 posts (on the day this is being written) and still having a lot of ideas to connect with songs and give us new post daily – AMAZING. Thank you Atulji for giving us this group and site to turn to.

Before I sat to write all this, I read through what I had written last year and I feel the same even now- May God give Atulji health, peace of mind, lots of time and good infrastructural support in the form of unending internet and electrical connections. And we will not mind him being absent from the blog when his family is around as they are more entitled to his time. (Hope he enjoyed his first vacation, this year, after he started the blog) And hope he doesn’t mind us pestering him with our farmaishes. Here is hoping he gives us many opportunities to celebrate and we will keep presenting him with lovely songs.

Coming to today’s song it is from the 1990 release “Izzatdaar” which starred the stalwart Dilip Kumar in the lead with the south Indian actor Raghuvaran as villain. Another southern star- Swapna- played Dilip Kumar’s daughter, Madhuri played his grand daughter and Govinda plays a man who works for the underworld (I think) but gets reformed on falling in love. (the powers of the feeling of love 🙂 ). It was a revenge story with Dilip Kumar avenging his daughter’s death etc. with lot of Bollywood masala. It was directed by K Bapaiah, Anand Bakshi wrote songs which were composed by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Amit Kumar and Alka Yagnik are the playback.

Wish you a very happy birthday Atulji

 

Song – Ek Rasgulla Kahin Phat Gaya Re (Izzatdaar) (1990) Singer – Alka Yagnik, Amit Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Alka Yagnik + Amit Kumar

Lyrics

sun o mister 
o mister 
sun o mister o mister 
mister o mister 
ek taaza khabar

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

mmmmmmmmm
mmmmm mmmmmm

ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re
oooo ooooo ooo
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re..ae..ae
re baba re
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
aandhi chali jor ka toofan aa gaya
mandir se baahar bhagwan aa gaya
bhagwan aa gaya
log samjhe qayamat aa gayi re..ae..ae
re baba re
sara jag ulat pulat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
meri haan mein haan tu milata jaa
gale pada dhol bajaata ja
bajaata ja
kaisi ye musibat mere galey pad gayi..ee..ee
kya bola re
bhoot koi mujhse chimat gaya re 
ek roshgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

ha ha ha ha ha haaa
wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se 
thoda sa hi kam tha
hey

wo roshogulla tha ya atom bam tha
atom bam se thoda sa hi kam tha
thoda sa hi kam tha
rashiya bhi sun ke darr gaya re 
re baba re
amrika bhi peeche hat gaya re 
ek rasgulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
ek roshagulla kahin phat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re 
phat ke jalebi se lipat gaya re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन ओ मिस्टर
ओ मिस्टर
सुन ओ मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
मिस्टर ओ मिस्टर
एक ताज़ा खबर

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

म्मममममम
म्ममम म्मममम

एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
ओss ओsss ओss
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
आँधी चली ज़ोर का तूफान आ गया
मंदिर से बाहर भगवान आ गया
भगवान आ गया
लोग समझे कयामत आ गई रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
रे बाबा रे
सारा जग उलट पुलट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
मेरी हाँ में हाँ तू मिलाता जा
गले पड़ा ढोल बजाता जा
बजाता जा
कैसी ये मुसीबत मेरे गले पड़ गई॰॰ई॰॰ई
क्या बोला रे
भूत कोई मुझसे चिमट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
हे
वो रोशगुल्ला था या एटम बम था
एटम बम से थोड़ा सा हि कम था
थोड़ा सा हि कम था
रशिया भी सुन के डर गया रे
रे बाबा रे
अमरीका भी पीछे हट गया रे
एक रसगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
एक रोशगुल्ला कहीं फट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे
फट के जलेबी से लिपट गया रे


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3595 Post No. : 14351

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 9
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‘ख’ – खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा

गीत गाता हूँ मैं ॰ ॰ ॰

Yes, surely the Almighty God sent you here amongst us, only for singing and to add to the music on this earth. And what a wonderful treasure you have bequeathed to the lesser mortals of this earth. We shall always be indebted for this tremendous legacy you gave us.

Continuing with Rafi Sb’s duet series after a gap of – goodness, seventy two days. Wow. Anyway, back again with another rollicking duet, this time accompanied by Lata Mangeshkar.

And rollicking is just the word. The setting is Punjabi, the performance is a Punjabi Bhangra dance, and the occasion – one of the most awaited and the most celebrated in Indian families – birth of a male child.

The film is ‘Jeet’ from 1972. The main performers in this group dance song are Randhir Kapoor and Babita. The film being released in 1972, would have been in the making in 1971, the year that this lead pair tied the knot and became a real life couple. Ah but that story for another occasion, another post. Today, we are moving ahead with the duet series of Rafi Sb, getting to the 10th episode in this series, which promises to be long – going thru the entire Devnagri alphabet.

The film is produced under the banner of Babu Movies Combine, and is directed by A Subbarao. Besides the lead pair mentioned above, the other players in the star cast include Rajendra Nath, Rupesh Kumar, Jatin, Nana Palsikar, Anwar Hussain, Jeevan, Sundar, Hari Shivdasani, Dada Mirasi, Keshav Rana, Master Shahid, Heena Kausar, Sanjana, Sulochana Latakar, Manorama, Dulari, and Baby Sudha etc.

The film has six songs, three of which are already showcased on our blog. Goodness, that was 2009, all three songs posted so far. After a gap of nine years, we once again get an opportunity to revisit this film – today’s being the fourth song posted. All songs are written by Anand Bakshi. Music direction is by the duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

On screen, we see a homely set of a village lane with houses lined up close to each other. Randhir and Babita are leading the bhangra dance event, with Sunder also part of the male dance group. In between, we see Dulari holding a baby (well, not looking too much new born, but oh well 🙂 ). There is another lady sitting next to her. I am guessing that she is Sanjana. I request other more knowledgeable readers and friends to please confirm or correct this guess. As per Prakash ji, the other lady is Heena Kausar. Plus, one of the dancers accompanying Babita is Sheela Ramchandran.

The event and the celebration is about the new born child, but quite apparently, the lead pair is spending more lines trying to woo each other and play the romantic love birds. Well in fact, it is just the mukhda lines that talk about the child birth celebrations. The entire verse set for both antaraas is just the romancing between the hero and the heroine. Quite a ‘filmi’ thing, right?

Enjoy this lively bhangra dance song; and I hope to speed up things on this series, let us see. 😉

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Khush Kar Diya Tu Ne Mere Rama (Jeet) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)
[Based on Audio version]

khush kar diya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
haaye rabba tainu
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

oo oo oo
main is paar
te us paar
tu piyaa. . .
main is paar
te us paar
tu piyaa. . .
aayee hain bahaaren
kaise jaayen tere dwaare
mutiaare mere dil ki pukaarein
aayee hain bahaaren
kaise jaayen tere dwaare
mutiaare mere dil ki pukaarein
tere  mere beech mein
lambi lambi galiyaan te
uchchi uchchi jag ki deewarein
o kaise beeten
o kaise beeten
judaai diaan shaamaan
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya
khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

oo oo oo oo
jindri na rol
aaja kol soniye. . .
jindri na rol
aaja kol moniye. . .
chhat se pukaare
jatt kar ke ishaare
hatt ho na jaaye meri badnaami
chhat se pukaare
jatt kar ke ishaare
hatt ho na jaaye meri badnaami
darr mat baandh ke sehra
main bana doonga
tujhko main munde di maami
mach gaya
mach gaya pind wich hangaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

haaye. . .
ye dil ye jaan
do jahaan
maang le. . .
ye dil ye jaan
do jahaan
maang le. . .
dena na tu dhokha
sainyaan khushi ka hai mauka
suchche motiyon ki main to loongi maala
dena na tu dhokha
sainyaan khushi ka hai mauka
suchche motiyon ki main to loongi maala
taange mein bitha ke
boley sair kara doon
main hoon muflis taange waala
tera reshmi
tera reshmi kurta pajama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
haaye rabba tainu
haaye rabba tainu laakh salaama
ke munde da tu mamma ban gaya
o khush kar diya tu ne mere rama
ke munde da main mamma ban gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुश कर दिया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
हाय रब्बा तैनू
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

ओ ओ ओ
मैं इस पार
ते उस पार
तू पिया॰ ॰ ॰
मैं इस पार
ते उस पार
तू पिया॰ ॰ ॰
आई हैं बहारें
कैसे जाएँ तेरे द्वारे
मुटियारे मेरे दिल की पुकारें
आई हैं बहारें
कैसे जाएँ तेरे द्वारे
मुटियारे मेरे दिल की पुकारें
तेरे मेरे बीच में
लंबी लंबी गलियाँ ते
उच्ची उच्ची जग की दीवारें
ओ कैसे बीतें
ओ कैसे बीतें
जुदाई दियाँ शामाँ
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया
खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

ओ ओ ओ ओ
जींदड़ी ना रोल
आजा कोल सोनिए॰ ॰ ॰
जींदड़ी ना रोल
आजा कोल मोनिए॰ ॰ ॰
छात्त से पुकारे
जाट्ट करके इशारे
हट्ट हो ना जाए मेरी बदनामी
छात्त से पुकारे
जाट्ट करके इशारे
हट्ट हो ना जाए मेरी बदनामी
डर मत बांध के सेहरा
मैं बना दूँगा
तुझको मैं मुंडे दी मामी
मच गया
मच गया पिंड विच हंगामा
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया

हाय॰ ॰ ॰
ये दिल ये जान
दो जहान
मांग ले॰ ॰ ॰
ये दिल ये जान
दो जहान
मांग ले॰ ॰ ॰
देना ना तू धोखा
सैंया खुशी का है मौका
सुच्चे मोतियों की मैं तो लूँगी माला
देना ना तू धोखा
सैंया खुशी का है मौका
सुच्चे मोतियों की मैं तो लूँगी माला
टाँगे में बैठा के
बोले सैर करा दूँ
मैं हूँ मुफलिस टाँगे वाला
तेरा रेशमी
तेरा रेशमी कुर्ता पाजामा
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
हाय रब्बा तैनू
हाय रब्बा तैनू लाक्ख सालामां
के मुंडे दा तू मामा बन गया
ओ खुश कर दिया तूने मेरे रामा
के मुंडे दा मैं मामा बन गया


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 : 3569 Post No. : 14304

Missing Films of 1960s – 67
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roaming in rome. . .

The pun reminds me of a friend in college – he was the class jokester, always ready with something startling to put the group into fits of laughter. One day he solemnly announced that after good amount of research he has concluded that Ram (Lord Ram) was a native of Rome. So we asked him how he arrived at this dignified conclusion. He replied – because लिखने वाला लिख गया है – हे रोम रोम में बसने वाले राम. Needless to say, it was the prime joke of that day.

And for this post today, Anand Bakshi has surely started this song on a very punning note :).

With that we come to the next episode of this series. The film ‘Spy In Rome’ from 1968 comes from the banner of Adarshlok, Bombay, and is directed by Adarsh (I am sure nobody could have guessed that 🙂 ). The list of actors includes Dev Kumar, Jaimala, Rajendra Nath, KN Singh, Madhumati, Lata Sinha, Meenakshi, Brahm Bhardwaj, Caroline King, Khurshid, Shanti, Arya, Hercules, Fazal, and Bhatia etc.

The film carries four songs. All songs are penned by Anand Bakshi and the melody creator for this film is the duo of Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The song is picturized in the beautiful and historic city of Rome. We can see Dev Kumar and Jaimala strolling through the streets of Rome, introducing the audience to the many architectural splendors of this culturally rich city. Back then in 1968, this would have been a real treat for the moviegoers.

Although the video is fairly good, I am not able to get a clear decision whether Dev Kumar is lip syncing this song, or that this song is playing in the background, as the two ‘spies’ are making their way through the city. I request other readers to help make this determination.

With this song, the film ‘Spy In Rome’ makes its debut here on our blog. Lets see how fast we get this film to Yippeee status.

Song – Rome Ki Waadiyon Se Do Dil Guzar Rahe Hain  (Spy In Rome) (1968) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
dekhe idhar na koi
hum pyaar kar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain

aisa lagta hai is zameen pe
aaj utrey huye hain sitaare
husn chehre se parda hata ke
ishq ko kar raha hai ishaare
dil hum se
oo oo oo
dil hum se darr raha hai
hum dil se darr rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

kya bataatyen ye kaisi hain raahen
kya bataayen ye kaisa safar hai
hamen ye bhi kahaan pata hai
hamen ye bhi kahaan ab khabar hai
aaye hain hum
oo oo oo
aaye hian hum kahaan se
aur ja kidhar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
dekhe idhar na koi
hum pyaar kar rahe hain
rome ki waadiyon se
do dil guzar rahe hain
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome
ro.. .. ..me
roaming in rome

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
देखे इधर ना कोई
हम प्यार कर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं

ऐसा लगता है इस ज़मीन पे
आज उतरे हुये हैं सितारे
हुस्न चेहरे से पर्दा हटा के
इश्क़ को कर रहा हैं इशारे
दिल हम से
ओ ओ ओ
दिल हम से डर रहा है
हम दिल से डर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम

क्या बताएं ये कैसी हैं राहें
क्या बताएं ये कैसा सफर है
हमें ये भी कहाँ पता है
हमें ये भी कहाँ खबर है
आए हैं हम
ओ ओ ओ
आए हैं हम कहाँ से
और जा किधर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
देखे इधर ना कोई
हम प्यार कर रहे हैं
रोम की वादियों से
दो दिल गुज़र रहे हैं
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम
रो॰॰ ॰॰ ॰॰म
रोमिंग इन रोम


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 : 3540 Post No. : 14212

Hullo Atuldom

Yesterday (27 march 2018) was World Theatre Day. I learnt about this in the morning yesterday, as I was listening to the Vividh Bharati. Apparently, this was initiated in the year 1961, by The International Theatre Institute. It is celebrated annually on 27thMarch.

We have a number of actors in Bollywood, both past and present, who started their acting career on stage. Many of them never miss an opportunity to go back to act in a play or theatre reading etc. “We cannot forget the immediate response that we get from the audiences” is the most heard sentiment from these actors who keep going back to do theatre. And then, we have had actors who have performed ‘in front of the camera’ as they would perform ‘in front of a live audience’ – remember Sohrab Modi and Prithviraj Kapoor (in some of his initial movies). But the later generation of actors adopted different styles for theatre and movies. Also improved sound systems in theatres must have helped in later years; when one didn’t have to speak in ‘loud booming voices’ so as to be heard in the last rows.

Today with this post I am thinking of Farooque Shaikh who also did a lot of theatre and who would have been 70 on 25th March, just two days back (he passed away in 2013). I also remember Om Puri who was a product of National School of Drama along with Naseeruddin Shah. And yes, how can one forget our dear Shashi Kapoor and his work in bringing theatre to the layman through his Prithvi Theatre also helping many theatre groups in the process by giving a platform to exhibit their art.

Yesterday’s Indian Express (online edition) has an article on how the Twitterati are celebrating the day- http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/what-is-world-theatre-day-twitter-reactions-5112818/. The article begins with Shakespeare’s famous quote from “As You Like It” –

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.”

Strangely or coincidentally the song that I zeroed in for also says exactly the same thing. I had thought of it the moment I heard about the ‘World Theatre Day’. Then I sat through looking up articles on the internet and I referred Wikipedia for additional information and in the process landed on what Indian Express site had.

The song is written by a lyricist – Anand Bakshi – whose work I admire because he is one of the poets who puts the common man’s thoughts in poetry format (there are few more lyricists who do that but more on that later). The music is composed by Laxmi-Pyaare and playback is by Asha Bhonsle for Moushumi Chatterjee, whose presence is making Sulochana and Raj Mehra uncomfortable, while Vijay Arora and Nazeema are visibly squirming (would like to know why 😉). Then there is Jayshree T. dancing and Hari Shivdasani enjoying himself. There is also Snehlata (in white saree) who seems to be the happiest among the girls at the party. There are some more familiar faces in the party, which I am unable to name immediately. I request other readers to please help add more names to this video clip.

The film is directed by Sohanlal Kanwar and is one of the movies that has Subhash Ghai in its cast.

[Short Version – Party Song]

[Long Version – Stage Song]

Song – Zindagi Ek Naatak Hai (Naatak) (1975) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

(Short Version – Party Song)
mmmm mmmm

aaaaa aaa aaa
aa aaaaaaaaaa

aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aaaaaaaaa

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye
sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye..ey..eyy
koi jaane na
pehchaane na
aisa hum intezaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

(Long Version – Stage Song) (Lyrics Provided by Prakashchandra)

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai
ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai..ae..ae..ae
zindgaani ka
is kahaani ka
tamasha subh o shaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya
chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya..aa..aa..aa
jhootha sachcha kya
bura achhaa kya
jaisa naam waisa kaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(छोटा रूपांतर – पार्टी में)
म्ममम म्ममम
आssss आss आss
आss आssssssss

आs आs आ
आs आs आ
आss आss आssssssss

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये
सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कोई जाने ना
पहचाने ना
ऐसा हम इंतज़ाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

(लंबा  रूपांतर – स्टेज पर)

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है
एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
ज़िंदगानी का
इस कहानी का
तमाशा सुबह ओ शाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया
चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
झूठा सच्चा क्या
बुरा अच्छा क्या
जैसा नाम वैसा काम करते हैं

हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं


This article is written by Raja, 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 : 3510 Post No. : 14101

It’s not easy writing this. I’ve written many posts here on the death anniversaries of various artistes – but in all those cases, I’ve had the benefit of distance of time from the event. Even if it is the first death anniversary, at least 365 days have passed since. That does make a difference. Today’s post isn’t a death anniversary post. It’s a tribute post, of course, but the artiste in question has just left us a few hours ago! And we are still in mourning. Which is why I write this post now with a lot of sadness in my heart.

This morning, when I woke up, I got the news that was like a bolt from the blue – that Sridevi, one of the most famous and popular actresses of our times, was no more. When I checked my whatsapp messages today, a regular morning routine, there was a message from one of my nieces – “This Sridevi news has left me so disturbed. She was my all-time favourite”.

I immediately checked Twitter, which is my usual go-to source for latest news. And sure enough – it was real, not a fake news item. Twitter is notorious for fake news being spread – but this time, unfortunately, there was nothing fake about this. Tributes were pouring in on Twitter.

I took a deep breath. It all seemed so unbelievable, it took me a while to digest the news. Sridevi  had died a few hours earlier of a cardiac arrest in Dubai. She had gone to attend a family wedding – it turned out to be her last day on this earth. There were pictures of her from just a few hours earlier – she looked just fine. In fact, she looked more than fine, she looked gorgeous – like she’d always looked. I was not aware of any health complaints of any sort. So then how did this suddenly happen?

There are theories floating around, some to do with her diet, pills etc. I do not want to discuss any of this here – it is all in the realm of speculation anyway, and I am sure we will get to hear more about it in the days to come.  Right now, all I know is that my thoughts have been with her all day today. I can see Sridevi’s face right in front of my eyes –superbly expressive, that twinkle in her eye, that smile. I can see her dancing, whether as a Naagin, or doing a break-dance in Michael Jackson style – completely at ease with both.

I can see her portraying a docile, innocent Anju one minute, and a chaalu Chaalbaaz Manju the very next. That is / was Sridevi. She could do both sadness and madness to such perfection within minutes – and you wouldn’t be able to say she was acting. No wonder she won many millions of fans all over the world. And not just Hindi film fans. Sure, she reigned as superstar for almost a decade in the Hindi film industry but her career in the South Indian film industry was not just longer, it was also probably far richer.

There will be many obituary and tribute pieces written for Sridevi in the days to come. As is common, her entire life will be detailed – from her early days to her final ones. Her career will be discussed in great detail, as will her personal life. I choose not to add to the repetitive element of these. I am no expert on Sridevi anyway – and anyone who wants a lot of facts on her is better advised to seek out one of those other sources. As is my wont, I will discuss Sridevi here from a personal perspective.

Hmm, where do I start? When did I first hear of Sridevi? I must admit that I first heard of Sridevi only in the late 1970s, though she had already become a popular name in South Indian cinema for some years by then. I lived in Eastern India at that time, where the exposure to South Indian cinema was very limited – and I’d heard of very few actors and actresses of the South.  Of course I’d heard of the legends (Sivaji Ganesan, MGR, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, KR Vijaya etc.) but of the then-current lot, I’d not heard of many. Yes, I’d heard of Kamalahasan and Rajinikanth, though I’d not seen any of their films. As for heroines, I got to hear names like Sripriya, Srividya, Sujatha. And Sridevi. To me, the name Sridevi was just one of these names at that time.

Around that time, South Indian producers once again began to show interest in making Hindi films. Of course earlier too they had made a lot of films but the pace had slackened in the 1970s. It suddenly began picking up towards the end of the decade. Understandably these producers wanted to work with actors they were familiar with. So, just like Jamuna and KR Vijaya in an earlier generation, we got to see new South Indian faces entering the Hindi film industry.

Thus, in 1979, we got news that two big-name South Indian actresses would be seen in Hindi films. Jayaprada would be seen in a film called ‘Sargam’ (1979), and Sridevi would be seen in a film called ‘Solvaan Saawan’ (1978). ‘Sargam’ became a huge hit – and set Jayaprada on her way to success in the Hindi film industry. ‘Solvaan Saawan’, on the other hand, just came and went – and with that seemed to sink Sridevi’s future too in Hindi films. She simply seemed to have disappeared from the Hindi film scene.

For a while, I forgot about the existence of Sridevi, even as she was becoming a progressively more popular and successful star in the South. As it is, Hindi films rolled merrily on – with established heroines like Zeenat Aman, Hema, Parveen and Reena Roy, and a new set of heroines like Poonam Dhillon, Rati Agnihotri, Padmini Kolhapure, Anita Raaj and Deepti Naval.

By then, I was getting increasingly busy with my studies and was not able to keep pace with Hindi movies.

Then came 1983 and ‘Himmatwaala’ happened.  Sridevi returned with a bang. This film, in which she starred opposite Jeetendra, turned out to be a smash hit, with the songs becoming super-duper hits. Ironically for me, these songs only hastened my distaste for songs of that period, a distaste that had been formed with songs like “Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain”, “. . .Chaaye Pe Bulaaya Hai” becoming big hits. From then on, I almost completely shut myself off from Hindi films for a while.

‘Himmatwaala’ was one in a string of films from South India, many of which were commercially successful during the 1980s. Many of them starred Sridevi, Jeetendra and Jayaprada. Some starred Rajesh Khanna. But I had got a mental block about these films. So while Sridevi and Jayaprada were becoming big stars in Hindi cinema, I refused to watch their films. Years later, around 2007, I did watch ‘Himmatwaala’ on TV, keeping my expectations very low. Must admit it wasn’t all THAT bad!

Despite this mental block, I did watch the odd Sridevi film. The first one I remember watching was ‘Sadma’ (1983). I remember thinking “Oh, so THIS is Sridevi!”.  I liked her in the film. Then I watched ‘Tohfa’ (1984). Only because it was being screened in our local club and my friends persuaded me to watch it. I went in with very low expectations – and was therefore not very disappointed. Again, I liked Sridevi in the film. But then I’m not a particularly big fan of Jayaprada. So in comparison, I’d any day prefer to watch a Sridevi film. And then I watched ‘Moondram Pirai’ (1982), the Tamil classic – of which ‘Sadma’ is a remake. Apart from these three films, I didn’t watch a single Sridevi film in the 80s.

Thankfully her career wasn’t dependent on my taste at the time 🙂 otherwise it would not have taken off at all. She kept going from strength to strength. By 1986, when she would be seen in ‘Sultanat’, ‘Aakhri Raasta’, ‘Jaanbaaz’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Nagina’ – all big movies, I realized that whether I was watching her movies or not, the whole of India seemed to be watching them. And loving her.

I realized that though there were other heroines like Meenakshi Seshadri and Dimple Kapadia who had the odd hit film, and Jayaprada was still very much in the mix, Sridevi had gone ahead of them all. She was now probably the No.1 heroine of the time. (Rekha, by then, was in a league of her own).

Then in 1987, Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Mr. India’ hit the screens – and that probably sealed it. Anyone who had any doubts about Sridevi’s rank in the industry was effectively shut up by this film. Her “Hawa Hawaii” song was a rage all over India. And then there was “Kaate Nahin Kat’te Ye Din Ye Raat”, which was Sridevi all the way.

Around this time, it was not inconceivable that a film would run on Sridevi’s name alone. She had earned that superstar status. On the male front, Amitabh Bachchan in the mid to late 1980s wasn’t having a good run. And none of the other male stars were quite superstar material yet. Sridevi was.

Yet she continued to act in a remarkable number of poor-to-average films – such was the quality of films in the 1980s! You can hardly blame the actor for that. You were lucky if there was one memorable film in ten. Most films could be forgotten the moment you stepped out of the hall.

Of her other well-known films, two from 1989 come to mind – ‘Chaandni’ and ‘Chaalbaaz’. I remember ‘Chaandni’ becoming a superhit. I’m not so sure about ‘Chaalbaaz’ – though it is one of my favourite Sridevi films. She plays a double role – and how. The film, a remake of ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972), is a hilarious comedy, completely owned by Sridevi.

1991 saw ‘Lamhe’ – another landmark film in her career. Once again, Sridevi was seen in a double role. Mother and daughter. A very different sort of film. I think ‘Lamhe’ failed at the box-office – it was a storyline that the audience found difficult to accept. But that does not take away from Sridevi’s performance.

1992 saw ‘Khuda Gawaah’, again a double role for Sridevi. Mother and daughter again. I wonder if any heroine has done more double roles than Sridevi. Fabulous scenes of Afghanistan, fabulous acting by Sridevi.

1993 had the resounding and expensive flop, ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’. After this, her career took a dip – and after ‘Judaai’ (1997), she was next to be seen in a lead role, goodness, 15 years later, in ‘English Vinglish’ (2012). And what a performance! It was SUCH a pleasure to see her in this film, putting up such a mature performance, that I was left wondering what might’ve been in the preceding 15 years.

Oh, one thing. I saw each one of the films I’ve mentioned above only after 1995. Yes, even her 1980s hits. Like I said before, I studiously stayed away from 1980s films at the time they were released. Not just Sridevi films, but all 1980s films. In the process, I might have missed some good ones too. I caught up with many of them later. After 1995.

And as I watched Sridevi, I could understand why she had become such a superstar. Beyond her looks and her amazing dancing ability, there was a fine actor. Not everyone realizes this – but her ability to take a scene to a different level altogether, just with her facial expressions, a roll of the eyes, a smile from the side of her mouth, all of this added to producing a memorable performance. And I daresay unlike the male superstars, her mannerisms didn’t come across as clichéd, even if she repeated them. She only endeared herself even more to the audience.

Yes, I could fully understand why Sridevi was a superstar. But ironically I realized this only after she had conceded the top spot to Madhuri Dixit, herself a deserving No.1. Many folks make a big deal of the Sridevi – Madhuri rivalry. I’ve never cared about it – each actor has his/her time and ups and downs. Both Sridevi and Madhuri were terrific actors and entertainers – and that is the main reason they were loved so much by the public. Anyway, the timing when the realization hit me, is irrelevant. What’s important is she is loved by millions of people. The outpouring of grief today is testimony to this. Whether you are a superstar or not, is secondary.

Let’s move on to the song for today.

I’ve picked this song from ‘Chaalbaaz’ (1989). It’s one of my favourite Sridevi films. I have watched it multiple times – and can still watch it. A ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) remake, Sridevi here plays Anju (the docile one) and Manju (the chaalu one). The male leads are played by Sunny Deol and Rajinikanth. Though the film stars Anupam Kher, Rohini Hattangadi and Shakti Kapoor too, the film belongs to Sridevi. The dialogues are hilarious – check them out on youtube.

The song for today showcases, to some extent, why Sridevi was so popular. Just look at her bindaas dancing, just look at the expressions on her face. This is classic Sridevi. You cannot but love her in this song. Although it features Sunny Deol too, and a whole host of supporting dancers, Sridevi clearly steals the show. I’ve watched the song five times already today. It’s one way of remembering Sridevi. I am sure you will like the song too. Just observe Sridevi through the song – she is having so much fun, this song will just lift your spirits.

Lyrics have been provided by Avinashji. He was kind enough to offer to write them up, as soon as he got to know that I was planning to do this write-up. Thanks a lot, Avinashji.

Thank you for all the wonderful memories, Sridevi. You will always remain in our hearts.


Song – Na Jaane Kahaan Se Aayi Hai (Chaalbaaz) (1989) Singer – Amit Kumar, Kavita Krishnamurty, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki

badi chhoti hai mulaaqaat
bade afsos ki hai baat

hu u  u u u yaa

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ooh a

ye bheega huaa badan tera
is dil mein aag lagaa dega
ye bheega huaa badan tera
is dil mein aag lagaa dega
chhaayega baadal zulfon ka
to paagal tujhe banaa degaa aa
paagal tujhe banaa degaa aa
tu ru ru ru ru ru u u
tu ru ru ru ru ru u u

karega yaad mujhe din raat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u  u u u yaa
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

[undeciphered sound]

ye ladki bheegi bhaagi si
kya ghar se bhaag ke aayi hai
ye ladki bheegi bhaagi si
kya ghar se bhaag ke aayi hai
ye ladki nahin hai naagin hai
jo neend se jaag ke aayi hai
jo neend se jaag ke aayi hai

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru

mere haathon mein de de haath
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u
kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

[undeciphered sound]

ha ha ha ha ha ha hmm
aaraam se baitho paas mere
darne ki koyi baat nahin
aaraam se baitho paas mere
darne ki koyi baat nahin
main tumse pyaar karun mere
aise to bure haalaat nahin
aise to bure haalaat nahin

ru ru ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru

karegi yaad mujhe din raat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa
tumhaare haath naa aayegaa
ye ladka
ru u u u
tumhaare haath naa aayegaa
ye ladka aa
ru u u u

naa jaane kahaan se aayi hai
naa jaane kahaan ko jaayegi
deewaana kise banaayegi ye ladki ee

badi chhoti hai mulaaqaat
bade afsos ki hai baat
hu u u u u aa

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

kisi ke haath naa aayegi ye ladki ee
ru u u u

dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru u u ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru u u
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru u u ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru u u
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub dub dub dub du ru ru ru
dub dub dub du u u u 
ru oo oo oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————————————

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु

ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

बड़ी छोटी है मुलाक़ात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात

हु उ उ उ उ या

किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

हा हा हा हा हा हा हा
हा हा हा हा हा हा हा
उह अ

ये भीगा हुआ बदन तेरा
इस दिल में आग लगा देगा
ये भीगा हुआ बदन तेरा
इस दिल में आग लगा देगा
छाएगा बादल जुल्फों का
तो पागल तुझे बना देगा आ
पागल तुझे बना देगा आ

तू रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ
तू रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

करेगा याद मुझे दिन रात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ

(असपष्ट शब्द )

ये लड़की भीगी भागी सी
क्या घर से भाग के आयी है

ये लड़की भीगी भागी सी
क्या घर से भाग के आयी है
ये लड़की नहीं है नागन है ‘
जो नींद से जाग के आयी है
जो नींद से जाग के आयी है

रु रु रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु

मेरे हाथों में दे दे हाथ
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ

(असपष्ट शब्द )

हा हा हा हा हा हा हम्म

आराम से बैठो पास मेरे
डरने कि कोई बात नहीं
आराम से बैठो पास मेरे
डरने कि कोई बात नहीं
मैं तुमसे प्यार करूँ मेरे
ऐसे तो बुरे हालात नहीं
ऐसे तो बुरे हालात नहीं

रु रु रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु

करेगी याद मुझे दिन रात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात
हु उ उ उ उ या
तुम्हारे हाथ ना आयेगा
ये लड़का
रु उ उ उ
तुम्हारे हाथ ना आयेगा
ये लड़का
रु उ उ उ

ना जाने कहाँ से आयी है
ना जाने कहाँ को जायेगी
दीवाना किसे बनाएगी ये लड़की

बड़ी छोटी है मुलाक़ात
बड़े अफ़सोस कि है बात

हु उ उ उ उ या
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई
रु उ उ उ
किसी के हाथ ना आएगी ये लड़की ई

रु उ उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु उ उ रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु उ उ रु रु रु रु
रु रु रु रु रु रु रु उ उ

डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
डुब डुब डुब डू रु रु रु
रु ऊ ऊ ऊ

 


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 : 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)
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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 Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3486 Post No. : 14001

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 61 # Movies with same titles ‘Haar Jeet’
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Recently our dear Kamath Saab shared the song ‘Mast Pawan Shaakhen Lehraayen’ from the 1940 movie ‘Haar Jeet’. And seeing that post I immediately recalled sharing one song from the film having the same title – ‘Haar Jeet’ and released in 1972. I thought that a song from this ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972) was already posted on the blog. Or maybe it was discussed in some post or mentioned in comments on the blog.

And very co-incidentally few days before the post of Kamath Saab I was browsing the blog for the movies that I was searching in the ‘list-of-songs-by-movies’ but was unable to locate them. At that time I also searched for this movie ‘Haar Jeet’ (1972), but could not locate it.  Simultaneously I succeeded to locate ‘Chaacha Bhateeja’ (1977), which was recently introduced on the blog. The spelling I was searching with was ‘Chacha Bhatijaa’ (like ‘Chacha Chaudhary’ (1953) and ‘Chacha Zindabad’ (1959)). Then I also found the movie ‘Samaapti’ (1949) which I tried to search with wrong 🙂 options like ‘Sampatti’.

When I could not locate the 1972 ‘Haar Jeet’, I tried to search it with different spelling combinations. But could not succeed. So, I concluded that this movie is yet to make a debut on the blog. And if this post, is passed by our Central Board of Post Certification 😉 this movie is going to make a debut on the blog today. This post and the debut of this movie also serves one of my ‘purpose’ of introducing the ‘movies having same title’.

My last post in this endeavor was on 24 Sep 2016 when I shared the song Ye Pyaar Bada Beimaan Hai from the 1951 movie ‘Saudaagar’. After such a long gap, even I have to ask myself – ‘itney din tum kahaan rahe’ 🙂

On our blog we already have ‘Haar Jeet’ from 1940 and also from 1954. Today this ‘third’ ‘Haar Jeet’ of 1972 makes a debut on the blog. This film is directed by CP Dixit for ‘Prithvi Pictures, Bombay’. It was a social movie. In a footnote, HFGK makes a note that this movie was based on the story of K Balachander’s ‘Thamarai Nenjam’. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.04.1972. It has Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Radha Saluja, Mehmood, Madan Puri, Dhoomal, Baby Sarika, Master Alankar, Baby Tabassum, Chintu, Bhola, Jal Khatau, Arun Kumar and Kamini Kaushal in friendly appearance.

The film has four songs as per HFGK Vol- V. All the four songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey have lent their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is a lovely duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and lip synced on screen by Radha Saluja and Anil Dhawan respectively. Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi, and music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Since I had not watched this movie I could not say much about this movie or its songs. I would request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Song – Itney Din Tum Kahaan Rahe (Haar Jeet) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Kishore Kumar + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn
tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe  

mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
mujhko tumse hai ye gila
na tum miley na chain mila
main na mili
kuchh kaam raha
lab pe tumhara naam raha
sach hai bahaana ye lekin
haan
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
kya tum bhi majboor rahe
isliye mujhse door rahe
aa
kal parson barsaat huyi
isliye na mulaqaat huyi
jaan udaas rahi tum bin
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
haan itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe

chhodo shiqve pyaar karo
baithon aankhen chaar karo
chhodo shikave pyaar karo
baithon aankhe chaar karo
aaj bhi waqt na kho jaaye
bhool koi na ho jaaye
main nadaan hoon tum kamsin
haa
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo itney din.. 
aa aa aa
tum kahaan rahe

dil bechain rahaa tum bin
aa aa
raatein guzaari maine taare gin gin
oo oo
itney din
itney din
itney din..nn tum kahaan rahe
bolo
itney din tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
tum kahaan rahe
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन
तुम कहाँ रहे

मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मुझको तुमसे है ये गिला
न तुम मिले न चैन मिला
मैं ना मिली
कुछ काम रहा
लब पे तुम्हारा नाम रहा
सच है बहाना ये लेकिन
हाँ
इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे
क्या तुम भी मजबूर रहे
इसलिए मुझसे दूर रहे

कल परसों बरसात हुयी
इसलिए ना मुलाक़ात हुयी
जान उदास रही तुम बिन
इतनी दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
हाँ इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे

छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
छोडो शिकवे प्यार करो
बैठों आँखे चार करो
आज भी वक़्त न खो जाए
भूल कोई न हो जाए
मैं नादान हूँ तुम कमसिन
हा इतने दिन॰॰॰ तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
आ आ आ
तुम कहाँ रहे

दिल बेचैन रहा तुम बिन
आ आ आ
रातें गुजारी मैंने तारे गिन गिन
ओ ओ ओ 
इतने दिन
इतने दिन
इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
बोलो इतने दिन॰॰॰
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे
तुम कहाँ रहे



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 : 3464 Post No. : 13901

OK, so we come to the Yippeee song for today. The film is ‘Naag Mandir’. Just day before yesterday we have posted a song from this film. And you know, an interesting thing happened. This film has six songs listed in the Geet Kosh. Before yesterday’s post, three songs were on the blog. And then, with yesterday’s post, this film got a double promotion. What with that song being a multi version song, actually two songs on the list – actually same song sung by two different singers – the count got incremented not by 1 but by 2. That is convention we follow on this blog. In case the same song appears more than once in a film, as a multi part song or as a song separately sung by more than one singers, then we include all such multi parts / multi versions in the same post.

So then, having jumped straight to 5 from 3, I was just curiously checking on the sixth song. And goodness, it turns out to be one of the special favorites from the radio listening days. As I searched the YouTube and other online sources, as far as I could make out, this song is not yet available anywhere online. Just that put a bee in the mind, and I wrote to Atul ji let’s Yippeee this film right away. Of course, Atul ji’s response was a happy – ‘more the merrier’. 🙂

And so we have the film ‘Naag Mandir’ being Yippeee’d today. Some details about the film. The production house is Mayurkala Pictures, and the film is directed by Shantilal Soni. The main cast of actors is Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhry, Indira, BM Vyas. The HFGK lists 6 songs for this film, written by three songwriters – Shiv Kumar ‘Saroj’, Bharat Vyas and Asad Bhopali. Today’s song is from the pen of Asad Bhopali. Music direction is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal.

The five songs that are posted so far on the blog are,

Song Title

Post No.

Date

Khaamosh Zindagi Ko Aawaaz De Rahe Ho

6337

31-Jul-12

Suno Jee Suno

6570

3-Sep-12

Ek Manzil Ek Safar Hai Ab Hamaara Aapka

10203

3-Sep-14

Mere Sanam, Sun Mera Gham

13894

9-Jan-18

Mere Sanam, Sun Mera Gham

13894

9-Jan-18

Today’s song, as mentioned earlier, is a favorite from radio listening days. A breezy paced rendering by Lata Mangeshkar, in what appears to be a group dance, given that there is a chorus accompaniment to the lead singer. The song tells of the experiences of the heart as it gets smitten and love for someone settles in it for the first time. A lovely tune composed by Laxmikant Pyaarelal, as they navigate through the lines of the song at different paces. It is a pleasure to listen to.

With this post, the Yippeee-dom ranking for ‘Naag Mandir’ is confirmed. 🙂

 


Song – Chala Wo Chala Wo Nazar Se Meri Nazar Bacha Ke Chala  (Naag Mandir) (1966) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

chala
wo chala
wo nazar se meri
nazar bacha kar chala
nazar bacha kar chala
chala
wo chala
wo nazar se meri
nazar bacha kar chala
nazar bacha kar chala
usey kaise main rokun ae dil
nai raahen paraai mehfil
mera kya hoga
mera kya hoga
chala
wo chala
wo nazar se meri
nazar bacha kar chala
nazar bacha kar chala

aa haa
aaha
aa haa
aaha

jab haathon mein haath
kisi ka aa gaya
jal gaye laakhon deep
ujaala chhaa gaya
sabko bhula ke usey apna bana liya
sabko bhula ke usey apna bana liya
ye hai dil ki meharbani
mera kya hoga
mera kya hoga

chala

chala

chala
wo chala
wo nazar se meri
nazar bacha kar chala
aaa aaa
nazar bacha kar chala

aa haa
aaha
aa haa
aaha

dil ko jabse rog laga hai pyaar ka
phool ki patti sa
nahin talwar ka
pi ko pukaarun kabhi aadhi aadhi raat ko
pi ko pukaarun kabhi aadhi aadhi raat ko
kabhi sochun main deewaani
mera kya hoga
mera kya hoga

chala

chala

chala
wo chala
wo nazar se meri
nazar bacha kar chala
aaaaaa
nazar bacha kar chala
usey kaise main rokun ae dil
nai raahen paraai mehfil
mera kya hoga
mera kya hoga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चला
वो चला
वो नज़र से मेरी
नज़र बचा कर चला
नज़र बचा कर चला
चला
वो चला
वो नज़र से मेरी
नज़र बचा कर चला
नज़र बचा कर चला
उसे कैसे रोकूँ मैं ए दिल
नई राहें पराई महफिल
मेरा क्या होगा
मेरा क्या होगा
चला
वो चला
वो नज़र से मेरी
नज़र बचा कर चला
नज़र बचा कर चला

आ हा
आहा
आ हा
आहा

जब हाथों में हाथ
किसी का आ गया
जल गए लाखों दीप
उजाला छा गया
सबको भुला के उसे अपना बना लिया
सबको भुला के उसे अपना बना लिया
ये है दिल की मेहरबानी
मेरा क्या होगा
मेरा क्या होगा

चला

चला

वो चला
वो नज़र से मेरी
नज़र बचा कर चला
आ आ
नज़र बचा कर चला

आ हा
आहा
आ हा
आहा

दिल को जबसे रोग लगा है प्यार का
फूल की पत्ती सा
नहीं तलवार का
पी को पुकारूँ कभी आधी आधी रात को
पी को पुकारूँ कभी आधी आधी रात को
कभी सोचूँ मैं दीवानी
मेरा क्या होगा
मेरा क्या होगा

चला

चला

वो चला
वो नज़र से मेरी
नज़र बचा कर चला
आआ
नज़र बचा कर चला
उसे कैसे रोकूँ मैं ए दिल
नई राहें पराई महफिल
मेरा क्या होगा
मेरा क्या होगा


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