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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

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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Recently the blog had been going slow as both our bosses were occupied by some work or the other, blog related, as well as occupational and personal. 🙂  Taking a clue from the number of posts on the blog and later on clarified by Atul ji himself (about the housekeeping of the blog), I had also almost stopped sending mails for new contributions, reminder for old ones and others.

Now, few days back I got into touch with Atul ji to check if it is convenient now for him to review some posts. He immediately advised me that ‘I should do that’. Now, where to start and with which song/post? Was the big question. It always happens when I have to resume something on the blog after a gap. Though I may not be sending some contributions but the thought process and thinking of new posts/topics is always going in the mind. It becomes very difficult when we already have many many songs yet to be posted on the blog even if we consider them for the period 1930 to 1980s.

Given that the ‘Navratri’ festival is in progress, I decided to resume sharing with this song (pending for long, since 2013 🙂 ). It is a ‘Maata Bhajan’. It is from the 1974 movie ‘Aalingan’, sung by Mahendra Kapoor.

‘Alingan’ (alias ‘The Embrace’) is directed by CL Dheer for ‘Jasmine Films, Bombay’. It is produced by PP Javeri. The star cast of this ‘social’ movie incudes Romesh Sharma, Zahira, Suresh Chatwal, Anjana, Achala Sachdev, Nitin Sethi, Ashoo, Raji Sethi, Satyen Kappu, Chanda, Poonam, Vinod Sharma, Raj Verma, Nagar, Cando, Jugnu and Pompy.

The story and screenplay of this movie was written by Shashi Bhushan, and the dialogues were written by Sagar Sarhadi. Ramesh Ahluwalia had done the editing for this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 27.03.1974.

The movie has total five songs (including the today’s two part song), four written by Jan Nisar Akhtar, and one by Naqsh Lyallpuri. As per HFGK Vol-V, the music for this movie was composed by Jaidev and Sapan Jagmohan. Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie. As per HFGK the song being presented today is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri.

Out of the five songs of this movie three songs have been posted on the blog so far. Today’s song is fourth song of this movie ‘Aaglingan’ to appear on the blog. When I initially shared this song in 2013 there was only one version (or part) of this song that I could locate at that time. Later after a gap of two years i.e. in 2015 I became aware of a second part of this song (which in the movie is an extension of the first part), having an unknown male voice along with Mahendra Kapoor who is main singer of the song. However HFGK Vol V does not mention this song in two parts and the name of the other singer (I guess it is Narendra Chanchal).

Now since the movie is available online I decided to watch it, because the link of the second part that I found in 2015 had become obsolete now and was not available. Though audio for both the parts was now available. I must say that the movie is interesting and one can watch it once. It did have its own highs and lows, but also touches some relevant issues like the individuals sacrificing their lives for the country and families serving the armed forces and where we have families whose generation after generation have been serving the armed forces and sacrificing their lives fighting wars.

Now as per the titles of this movie credits for ‘Music’ are to Jaidev only. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this.

So far we have three songs from this movie already posted on the blog. These are,

Pyaas Thi Phir Bhi Taqaaza Na Kiya
I am aware of this song since late eighties as it is in one of the compilation cassette of Manna Dey songs in my collection.

Hamaare Dil Ko Tum Ne Dil Bana Diya
In the above post Atul ji have mentioned the name of both Jaidev and Sapan Jagmohan, which I am sure he has taken from the information given in HFGK.

And, “Is Tarah Jaao Nahin

Coming back to the today’s song, a Goddess Durga bhajan, it happens at the end of the movie where the hero’s mother Achala Sachdev has organized a ‘Durga Pooja’ as our hero and heroine are getting marry. But one can see in the video of this song that the heroine has some different thoughts in her mind and she decides to run away from the marriage (and commit suicide). However the hero saves her and then it is there that the heroine explains the trauma she had gone through. And this brings us to the climax of the movie where the hero of the movie Romesh Sharma, heroine Zahira and Zahira’s mother (I am unable to identify the actress) get rid of Zahira’s step father, who is the villain in this movie. Again I am forgetting this actor’s name who I remember to have watched in many movies of those years.

All this happens while the pooja ceremonies are still in progress, and the ‘devotees’ are still praising the Goddess and singing this bhajan. As the hero and heroine happily join the ‘pooja’ after the villain’s end, we get to the extended version of this song which is part two of this song. I am also unable to identify the actor lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice and I would request knowledgeable readers to identify this actor please.

Let us now listen to this beautiful composition, 

Maat Ang Chola Saaje Har Ek Rang Chola Saaje

Video

Audio (Part 1)

Audio (Part 2)

Song – Maat Ang Chola Saaje, Har Ek Rang Chola Saaje (Aalingan) (1974) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

 

Lyrics

Part i
hey maa

maa aa aa
maat ang cholaa saaje ae
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje ae
har ek rang cholaa saaje

maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje

hey maa
hey maa aa
hey maa aa
tu odhe laal chunariyaa
gehnon se kare singaar
tu odhe laal chunariyaa
gehnon se kare singaar
sheron par kare sawaari
tu shakti ka avtaar
sheron par kare sawaari
tu shakti ka avtaar

tere tej bhare do naina
tere adhron pe muskaan
tere dwaare sees jhukaayen
kya nirbal kya balwaan

hey maa sheraa waaliye
paunawaaliye
hey maa
hey maa

tu odhe laal chunariyaa
gehnon se kare singaar
sheron par kare sawaari
tu shakti ka avatar

(The following does not appear in the video clip; it is taken from other versions available).

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o o o o

tere hi naam ka maata
jagat mein dankaa baaje
tere hi naam ka maata
jagat mein dankaa baaje

maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje ae
har ek rang cholaa saaje

maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje

———-)

hey maa
hey maa aa
hey maa aa aa

ooncha hai mandir tera
ooncha tera sthaan
ooncha hai mandir tera
ooncha tera sthaan
daani kya koi dooja
maa hoga tere samaan
daani kya koi dooja
maa hoga tere samaan

jo aaye shradhha leke
wo le jaaye wardaan
he maata tu bhakton ke
dukh sukh ka rakkhe dhyaan
o laatawaaliye
sherawaaliye
paunawaaliye
meri ya raaniye
maa
ooncha hai mandir tera
ooncha tera sthaan
daani ko kya koi dooja
maa hoga tere samaan
hey maa
hey maa
tere charnon mein aake
bhagya kaise na jaage
tere charnon mein aake
bhagya kaise na jaage
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje

Part- 2

oonche mandrawaaliye maata teri sadaa hi
jai
paunawaaliye maata teri sadaa hi
jai
bol saanche darbaar ki
jai

maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje

maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ki mahima dekho
jyot din raina jaage
maat ang cholaa saaje
har ek rang cholaa saaje ae
maat ang cholaa saaje ae
har ek rang cholaa saaje

hey maa aa
hey maa aa
hey maa aa aa
hey maa

mere dukhde door karo maa aa
mere sankat door karo o
mere dukhde door karo maa aa
mere sankat door karo o

mere saare kashta haro maa
meri vipadaa door karo
mere saare kashta haro maa
meri vipadaa door karo

meri vipadaa door karo maa
meri duvidhaa door karo
mere dukhde door karo maa aa
mere sankat door karo o

jeene ka saahas do maa
jeene ki shakti do

mere saare kashta haro maa
meri vipadaa door karo o

mere dukhde door karo maa
mere sankat door karo 0

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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भाग १
हे माँ
माँ आ आ
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे

मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे

हे माँ
हे माँ आ
हे माँ आ
तू ओढ़े लाल चुनरिया
गहनों से करे सिंगार
तू ओढ़े लाल चुनरिया
गहनों से करे सिंगार
शेरों पर करे सवारी
तू शक्ति का अवतार
शेरों पर करे सवारी
तू शक्ति का अवतार
तेरे तेज भरे दो नैना
तेरे अधरों पे मुस्कान
तेरे द्वारे सीस झुकाएं
क्या निर्बल क्या बलवान
हे माँ शेरा वालिये
पौनावालिये
हे माँ
हे माँ
तू ओढ़े लाल चुनरिया
गहनों से करे सिंगार
शेरों पर करे सवारी
तू शक्ति का अवतार

हे माँ
हे माँ
हे माँ
ऊंचा है मंदिर तेरा
ऊंचा तेरा स्थान
ऊंचा है मंदिर तेरा
ऊंचा तेरा स्थान
दानी क्या कोई दूजा
माँ होगा तेरे समान
दानी क्या कोई दूजा
माँ होगा तेरे समान

जो आये श्रद्धा ले के
वो ले जाए वरदान
ए माता तू भक्तों के
दुःख सुख का रखे ध्यान
ओ लाटावालिये
शेरांवालिये
पौनावालिये
मेरी या रानिये
माँ
ऊंचा है मंदिर तेरा
ऊंचा तेरा स्थान
दानी क्या कोई दूजा
माँ होगा तेरे समान
हे माँ
हे माँ
तेरे चरणों में आ के ए
भाग्य कैसे न जागे
तेरे चरणों में आ के ए
भाग्य कैसे न जागे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे

भाग २

ऊंचे मंदरावालीये माता तेरी सदा ही जय
पौनावालिये माता तेरी सदा ही
जय
बोल सांचे दरबार की
जय

हे माँ आ
हे माँ आ
हे माँ आ आ
हे माँ
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात की महिमा देखो ओ
ज्योत दिन रैना जागे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मात अंग चोला साजे ए
हर एक रंग चोला साजे
मेरे दुखड़े दूर करो माँ
मेरे संकट दूर करो ओ
मेरे दुखड़े दूर करो माँ
मेरे संकट दूर करो ओ
मेरे सारे कष्ट हरो माँ
मेरी विपदा दूर करो
मेरे सारे कष्ट हरो माँ
मेरी विपदा दूर करो
मेरी विपदा दूर करो माँ
मेरे सारे कष्ट हरो
मेरी विपदा दूर करो माँ
मेरे सारे कष्ट हरो

जीने का साहस दो माँ
जीने की शक्ति दो

मेरे सारे कष्ट हरो माँ
मेरी विपदा दूर करो ओ
मेरे दुखड़े दूर करो माँ
मेरे संकट दूर करो ओ

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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.

Today we pay tribute here on the blog to Mahendra Kapoor, one of the well-known voices of the golden era of Hindi music, on the occasion of his 9th death anniversary. There are many ways to start this tribute but, instead of “getting my eye in”, let me, Sehwag-style, straightaway go for it. By “it”, I mean the elephant in the room.

That is, why are there so many people who dislike Mahendra Kapoor’s voice? On many occasions when I’ve discussed music with other music-lovers, there have been varying opinions on Rafisaab, Kishore, Shankar Jaikishen, RD Burman and others. Most of these artistes are much-admired but there has  been the occasional detractor too. This makes for interesting debate for me, because I like to understand the rationale behind the minority contrarian view.

With Mahendra Kapoor, it seems to be just the opposite. In fact, I probably find myself now holding the minority contrarian view on him, considering the majority view of music lovers seems to not rate him much. In fact, even amongst some Atulites, there is a certain scepticism about Mahendra Kapoor. So where does this come from? And if many, knowledgeable, music-lovers share this, can they all be wrong?

Even OP Nayyar in an interview late in his life said that he didn’t exactly rate Mahendra Kapoor as a singer.  And this, from someone, who used Mahendra Kapoor fairly extensively in the mid/late 60s after being upset with Rafisaab. In fact, MK had delivered quite a few hits for OP – songs like “Mera Pyaar Wo Hai“(from ‘Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi’, 1966), “Laakhon Hain Yahaan Dilwaale” and “Aankhon Mein Qayaamat Ke Kaajal” (from ‘Kismat’, 1968), “Andhere Mein Jo Baithe Hain” (from ‘Sambandh’, 1969), “Kamar Patli, Nazar Bijli“, “O Yaaron Ki Tamanna Hai Teri Zulfon Mein Fans Jaayen”  and “Tumhaara Chaahne Waala Khuda Ki Duniya Mein” (from ‘Kahin Din Kahin Raat’, 1968). All popular songs. In the interview, OPN made this comment in the context of missing Rafisaab, but I feel it was rather harsh on MK.

Yet, MK had a fairly successful career spanning five decades. Would that have happened if he had really not been of a certain standard?

My take on this is, each singer is different.  He has his own voice, style, range which makes him unique. This might endear him to others – or it might not, depending on the listener’s taste.  There are many who do not even like Mukesh’s singing. They consider him limited. And there are many who swear by him. So it is a matter of taste.

We could apply the same reasoning to MK too. He had his unique voice, style and range – which clearly did not appeal to some.  I think what made it much more difficult for him was the constant comparison with Rafisaab.  Invariably, it ended up making MK look like an imitator, the poor man’s Rafisaab – with the consequent aversion to his singing. In MK’s defence, this is not his fault. He was who he was, never claiming to be anywhere at the level of Rafisaab. He was very conscious of the fact that Rafisaab was in a different league altogether – MK considered him his guru. He can hardly be blamed if the composers wanted a Rafisaab clone and thought he could fit the bill.

I must mention here that when the two, MK and Rafisaab, did sing together in Aadmi (1968) for “Kaisi Haseen Aaj Bahaaron Ki Raat Hai”, MK totally held his ground. (This song was initially recorded as a Rafisaab-Talat duet, but in the film version, the playback pair was Rafisaab-MK).

And that is the point I am trying to make. I am no diehard MK fan – but I am not a critic either.  Like I’ve often said, I enjoy listening to various singers – and that includes MK. Every singer has sung excellent songs – and some not-so-good ones (at least in my humble opinion). MK is no exception. I’m no music expert, but I think the one thing that is most impressive about MK’s singing – and I hope even his critics will agree on this – was his high range. It is really astounding – he could hold his voice even at highest octaves, which even a singer of Rafisaab’s stature could not match. Just listen to “Chaand Chhupaa Aur Taare Doobey” from the 1958 film ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ and “Na Munh Chhupaa Ke Jiyo Aur Na Sar Jhukaa Ke Jiyo” from ‘Hamraaz’ in 1967, and you’ll know what I mean. Another song that comes to mind is “Ramchandra Kah Gaye Siya Se” (from ‘Gopi’, 1970). There are other songs too where this particular ability of MK was sought to be put to good use by the composers.

Talking about composers, it is hard to think of Mahendra Kapoor without thinking of Ravi. Now Ravi is another artiste who sometimes draws criticism from music lovers. But if anyone could get the most out of MK, it was certainly Ravi. Especially in BR Chopra films, the combination of Mahendra Kapoor and Ravi, with Sahir as lyricist, delivered hit after amazing hit. Songs of ‘Gumraah’ (1963) and ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), to name just two of these films, are hugely popular to this day. I used to have a cassette with songs of these two films (on the two sides) and would play it non-stop on long car journeys. To date, I can listen to the songs of these two films any number of times. Fast forward, and I would also like to mention “Dil Ki Ye Aarzoo Thi Koi Dilruba Miley” from ‘Nikaah’ (1982).

Another composer who used MK successfully is the Kalyanji Anandji duo. Manoj Kumar  often used Mahendra Kapoor as his voice, especially after the huge success of “Mere Desh Ki Dharti” (Upkaar). In fact, this is the first Mahendra Kapoor song that I remember listening to in my life. Other songs that come to mind are “Iktaara Boley” from Yaadgaar (1970), “Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada” and “Dulhan Chali O Pehan Chali” from ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (also 1970), which were also hugely popular. In fact, except for the one Mukesh song in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, Mahendra Kapoor was the main male playback in a film full of songs.

Manoj Kumar’s preference for Mahendra Kapoor, even in the 70s and later, when Kishore Kumar was the reigning voice, could be seen in ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ (1974) – “Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahin” and ‘Kranti’ (1981) – “Ab Ke Baras Tujhe Dharti Ki Raani Kar Denge“. Both these films had Laxmikant-Pyarelal as composers, but Manoj Kumar preferred MK as his voice.

Apart from Hindi films, Mahendra Kapoor sang a number of songs for regional cinema. Younger generations (well, younger than those who were already familiar with MK from before the 80s) will probably remember him best for the TV serial, Mahabharat, produced by, who else but, BR Chopra.

So, whatever be anyone’s opinion of Mahendra Kapoor (and each person is entitled to his/her opinion), I will always be grateful to him for the songs of ‘Hamraaz’ and ‘Gumraah’.

Now, moving on to the song for today. This is from the film ‘Anmol Moti’ (1969), starring Jeetendra and Babita. After the phenomenal success of ‘Farz’ (1967), this was a popular pairing, especially after ‘Aulaad’ (1968) also did well. They also came together in ‘Bikhre Mot’ (1971), ‘Banphool’ (1971) and ‘Ek Haseena Do Deewaane’ (1972).

Anmol Moti (1969) is a film I remember seeing as a very young boy. In fact, I saw this film right after I saw ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1968), also starring Jeetendra. In that film, Jeetendra’s character dies at the end. So when I saw ‘Anmol Moti’, I was very confused. I remember asking my sisters how he had come back after dying. They had a jolly good laugh at my expense. 🙂

I haven’t seen this film recently but I do remember this being a film about pearl diving. It was also the first time I heard of an octopus in my life. I also remember a few songs from this film, the most famous song probably being”Ae Jaane Chaman Tera Gora Badan“. The song being posted today, “Sehmi Sehmi Kahaan Chali” was also quite popular in its time. So when I was looking for a song for Mahendra Kapoor, this one came to mind – and happened to still be available for posting. The music is by Ravi, the lyrics by Rajinder Krishan.

Enjoy this popular song from the radio listening days.


Song – Sehmi Sehmi Kahaan Chali (Anmol Moti) (1969) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
ho kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

haaye tera ye alhadpan
tauba tauba ye chitwan
aankhon mein shole naachen
zulfon mein khele saawan
haaye tera ye alhadpan
tauba tauba ye chitwan
aankhon mein shole naachen
zulfon mein khele saawan
ghir kar aa
baras bhi jaa
kab tak yunh tarsaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

nayi jawaani ki hulchul
jaise bin barsaa baadal
kehti hai har angdaayi
saath hamen bhi letee chal
nayi jawaani ki hulchul
jaise bin barsaa baadal
kehti hai har angdaayi
saath hamen bhi letee chal
aankh milaa
maan bhi jaa
kab tak haath na aayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
हो कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

हाए तेरा ये अल्हड़पन
तौबा तौबा ये चितवन
आँखों में शोले नाचें
ज़ुल्फों में खेले सावन
हाए तेरा ये अल्हड़पन
तौबा तौबा ये चितवन
आँखों में शोले नाचें
ज़ुल्फों में खेले सावन
घिर कर आ
बरस भी जा
कब तक यूं ही तरसाएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

नई जवानी की हलचल
जैसे बिन बरसा बादल
कहती है हर अंगड़ाई
साथ हमें भी लेती चल
नई जवानी की हलचल
जैसे बिन बरसा बादल
कहती है हर अंगड़ाई
साथ हमें भी लेती चल
आँख मिला
मान भी जा
कब तक हाथ ना आएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली


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.

Feroze Khan – a name that forever spells flamboyance and style. Almost sounding like the Kingdom of the Pathaan. A popular and likeable persona who had to face near disapproval as a leading man, till quite many years into his career. And that too, when he decided to take on the industry on his own terms, and set up his own production house, delivering one hit film after another.

Remembering Feroze Khan on his 78th anniversary of birth today (25th September).

For almost a decade and half of in his early career, his forays into the top grade cinema is to be the understudy – the second lead, the hero’s best friend, the younger brother – always to end up as the runner up by the time the story concludes. Well, in ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1969), he is shot at and killed while deposing in a court room. A performance, by the way, which got him the year’s Filmfare award as the Best Supporting Male Actor. At a level, this image quite stuck with him for many years. It is almost as if his performance skills are heightened in the face of another skilled and popular opponent. But by himself, the producers at the top line almost as if do not want to gamble with his name.

After about a dozen years of this experience, he sets up his own production house – to deal with the film making world on his own terms now. In an earlier article for the song “Raaton Ki Siyahi Hai. . .”, I have written about his career progression from the late 1950s to his last appearances  in the first decade of the 2000s.

Today, I present this song from the film ‘Tasveer’ from 1966. The film comes from the banner of Wadia Movietone, and is directed by JBH Wadia. As I searched for some details, I locate this very interesting review that our dear Memsaab has published for this film on her website. 🙂 After reading the review, it sounds like a must-see film.

The interesting thing about this film is that it brings together two very ultra long timers in the industry, after a gap of almost quarter of a century. When I saw this co-incidence, I could not believe it myself. DN Madhok has been writing songs in Hindi films since 1932. And C Ramchandra has been on the music direction since late 1930s, early 1940s. These two extremely prolific artists apparently came together only twice before this film. In 1943, they worked together in films ‘Zabaan’ and ‘Bhaktraj’. Then after 23 years, they come together just once again – and that film is ‘Tasveer’ in 1966. And that, after having been contemporaries in the industry for almost three decades.

Both artists are at the closing horizon of their careers. DN Madhok’s name appears just in one more film. Which makes this his second last film. C Ramchandra inning continues, and he goes on to direct the music for another handful of films, two of which are in the decade of 1970s. But nonetheless, it is the closing years for both.

The song is in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor. On screen, a very young and energetic Feroze Khan is serenading his lady love – Kalpana. This one is a typical in-the-grden-around-the-trees song. Feroze Khan, is in his seventh year in the films. Memsaab comments that Feroze Khan is attempting to do a Shammi Kapoor in this film, and, I quote, “. . . he is so FINE, he almost succeeds”. Now that is saying a lot. 😉

So, enjoy this song, and remember this firebrand swashbuckling young pathaan from the 1960s.

 

Song – Tasveer Bhi Dekhi Thi, Aur Inko Bhi Dekha Hai  (Tasveer) (1966) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – DN Madhok, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

mauka bhi hai fizaayen bhi
ye parbati hawaayen bhi
mauka bhi hai fizaayen bhi
ye parbati hawaayen bhi
aur saath mein ye
ae dil. . .
aur saath mein ye
ae dil kya aur maangta hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

kyon itni mastiyaan bhar lee
aankhon mein kisi ne apni
kyon itni mastiyaan bhar lee
aankhon mein kisi ne apni
wo nazren jhuki rehti hain. . .
wo nazren jhuki rehti hain
jinka ke bol baala hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

aise jo chup hain yun
hum samajh gaye hain kyon
aise jo chup hain yun
hum samajh gaye hain kyon
zulfon ne jhuk ke kaanon mein. . .
zulfon ne jhuk ke kaanon mein
kuchh in se keh diya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai
tasveer ajab shai thi
aur ye bhi cheez kya hai
tasveer bhi dekhi thi
aur inko bhi dekha hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

मौका भी है फिज़ाएँ भी
ये परबती हवाएँ भी
मौका भी है फिज़ाएँ भी
ये परबती हवाएँ भी
और साथ में ये ए दिल॰ ॰ ॰
और साथ में ये ए दिल
क्या और मांगता है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

क्यों इतनी मस्तियाँ भर लीं
आँखों में किसी ने अपनी
क्यों इतनी मस्तियाँ भर लीं
आँखों में किसी ने अपनी
वो नज़रें झुकी रहती हैं॰ ॰ ॰
वो नज़रें झुकी रहती हैं
जिनका के बोल बाला है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है

ऐसे जो चुप हैं यूं
हम समझ गए हैं क्यों
ऐसे जो चुप हैं यूं
हम समझ गए हैं क्यों
ज़ुल्फों ने झुक के कानों में॰ ॰ ॰
ज़ुल्फों ने झुक के कानों में
कुछ इनसे कह दिया है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है
तस्वीर अजब शै थी
और ये भी चीज़ क्या है
तस्वीर भी देखी थी
और इनको भी देखा है


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

The month of ‘August’ holds a very special place in our hearts. We celebrate our Independence Day on the Fifteenth day of this month every year since 1947.

In 1942 the ‘Quit India Movement’ or the ‘Bharat Chhodo Andolan’ was launched on 8th August’1942 and Gandhi ji gave a call of ‘Do or Die’. Starting 9th Aug’1942 in the next few days the whole nation witnessed the greatest uprising against the British. Today (9 august 2017) is the 75th anniversary of that important date.
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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.

Wishing our Dear Atul ji, a very Happy Birthday. May this day be celebrated on this blog many, many, many more times.
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“Aaye Din Bahaar Ke”(1966) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by Raghunath Jhalani for Filmyug Private Limited. The movie had Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Naazima, Sulochana Latkar, Raj Mehra, Rajendranath, Balraj Sahni, Sunder, Mubarak, Sabita Chatterjee, Leela Mishra, Dulari, Madhu Apte, Khairati, Sarita Devi, Brahm Bhardwaj, C.S.Dubey, Nazir Kashmiri, Lata Bose etc in it.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 30
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Before I started working on this post, I was under the misconception that this film has already opened its account on our blog. Why I have carried this impression, I myself am not sure. This has happened with me a few times. On a couple of occasions, I even have sent an SOS message to Atul ji, just to confirm. Sometimes, this feeling that a particular song or a particular film is already present on our blog, is so strong, that either I will not look it up. Or if I do, then I don’t believe that it is not present. It makes me feel that there is some error in the data files. And that is when the SOS message to Atul ji happens. Maybe, it is because that at some point in time in the past, I have thought about writing up a particular song. That desire is so intense, that an impression stays in the mind that it has happened, even though I did not really get around to doing it, for some reason.
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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.

Here is a song from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. It is written by Anjaan and Kalyanji Anandji are the music directors. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar.

This movie had great songs. All Eight of them. But a lousy story line (I can see a whole lot of Atulites chuckling right Rajaji?)
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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.

One more film to add to the list. Today’s Yippeee film is ‘Hamaare Gham Se Mat Khelo’ from 1967. Being a film of relatively recent vintage, I am surprised that I am not able to find this song online. This song was heard fairly frequently on the radio in those days, but it seems to have dropped out of the collective memory.
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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.

OK so, ‘Ek Ladki Saat Ladke’ from 1961, is the film that today joins the ranks of films with all their songs posted. It is Yippeee-land time for this film. And that’s all folks, that I can say for this film. Another one of the ‘Lost Children’, about whom nothing more is known, nothing more exists in memory. Yes, there is information that is contained in the Geet Kosh. Based on the Geet Kosh inputs, the basic demographics for this film are as follows.

The film is produced and directed by Roop K Shorey. The cast of actors is very brief – Ravinder Kapoor, Ameeta, Majnu, Badri Prasad, and Durga Khote. After having tasted success with ‘Ek Thi Ladki’ (1949) and ‘Ek Do Teen’ (1953), Roop K Shorey tried to repeat a similar sounding formula in this film.  The earlier two films had Motilal and Meena K Shorey as the lead pair, and Vinod as the music director.  But in this film, the only common link is Vinod, who also was replaced by S Mohinder, in unfortunate circumstances.
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