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Blog Day :

4509 Post No. : 16053

Today’s song is a multi-singer song. It is from the 1976 released Madan Mohla produced and directed “Dus Numbri”. It had Hema Malini {who seemed to be favourite of all the heroes of the 50s & 60s and wanted a lease in their career ;-)} Manoj Kumar and a whole lot of Manoj Kumar-movie-regulars viz Premnath, Pran, Kamini Kaushal and Bindu. The movie was a musical with six songs.

I have very vague memories of what the movie was all about. Something to do with Manoj Kumar and Hema’s families being friends at the start of the movie. Then Premnath gets into a group that has interests in printing fake currency, which Om Shivpuri or Pinchoo Kapoor (Hema’s father) accidentally discovers and so is promptly bumped off, which drives her mother crazy due to shock (mother is also played by Hema, that is shown in Kamini Kaushal’s flashback). Some twist in the story leads Hema to a local Aunty’s adda (tavern) and Manoj Kumar becomes a “Dus Numbri” who is out to expose the evil doers of society. He has Pran (a constable) shadowing him for most of the movie and who is later revealed to be a SP or Commissioner. Then we have Bindu, a dancer, who has some clue to the gang of currency-fakers and that gives us a situation for a song where we have Premnath, Manoj Kumar and Pran (in disguise of course) trying to outwit Bindu into parting with the die of the currency printer. Simple 🙂 . It is later that we come to know that even Bindu is also a cop-in-disguise. Here I must add that only Manoj Kumar’s horrible getup doesn’t give him away but all the other two actors can easily be recognized.

Two songs from the movie is already present on the blog. One was contribution by Avinashji –Ye duniya ek numberi to main dus numberi and other by Maheshji- Na tum ho yaar aaloo na hum hain yaar gobhi.
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Here is the third song with Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey and Mukesh as playback singers. Let us enjoy it and wish Prem Nath Malhotra on his birthday today. He would have been 94 today.

He started his journey in Bollywood with “Ajit” in 1948 (of which we don’t have any songs on the blog). The same year we had Premnath in “Aag” his first association with Raj Kapoor and was RK’s debut as producer- director.

Incidentally Raj Kapoor’s wife Krishna was Premnath’s sister and his other sister Uma is Prem Chopra’s wife. Premnath’s brothers Narendranath and Rajendranath were also actors. He married Bina Rai, also an actress, in 1953 and his son’s Prem Kishen and Kailashnath (was called Monty in films) were actors. Prem Kishen’s daughter Akanksha is an actress and son Siddharth Malhotra is a director. (Even in these modern times there is a case of same-name confusion:- there is a Sidharth Malhotra who made his acting debut in Karan Johar’s “Student Of the Year” in 2012 who has no connection to the Premnath family).

We have many movies where Premnath has had his brothers-in-law as co-actors. We have seen him as father of Dimple Kapadia in “Bobby” which was his nephew Rishi Kapoor’s debut as an adult. That is also the first role of Premnath that I recollect. Can’t get enough of the head of a fishing community Braganza who had a peculiar way of speaking.

It was later when some black-n-white were telecast by doordarshan that I learnt that Premnath the actor first began as a hero to the likes of Madhubala, Bina Rai, Nimmi etc.I loved his acting in “Johny Mera Naam”. As also the lovable mama of Hema Malini in “Aap Beeti”, sardaar of “Roti Kapda aur Makaan”, etc. His was the central character of “Dharmatma”. He turned producer director after his marriage to Bina Rai. His last screen appearance was in 1985 in “Hum Dono” after which he reitred from acting. He passed away in 1992- 18 days before his 66th birthhday.

Remembering Premnath !


Song-Dilruba Dilli waali (Dus Numberi)(1976) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

baadab
baamulahija
hoshiyaar
mehfil mein lutne waala hai pyaar
aa gayi zulfon waali
aankhon mein surma
honthon pe laali

dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein
aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali
ha
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

subhaan allah
subhaan allah
jaisa suna thha
waisa hi paaya
aapko dekha toh yaqeen aaya
agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast
Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast

aap aaye
haan
aap aaye
mil gayi daulat
humein zamaane ki
ki aap hi se
haan aap hi se
aap hi se hai raunak gareebkhaane ki
gareebkhaane ki
aap kya aaye
ghar mein bahaar aa gayi
dilruba dilli waali
ha
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi
nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

Baadab
baamulaahija
hoshiyaar
aa rahe hain aashiqon ke sardaar

tauba tauba
yeh aaj meri chashme aawaara
kya dekh rahi hai nazaara
ke mera rafeek tere kareeb
arre phoote naseeb

aapki tareef
ek aashiq gareeb
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
mujhko darr hai
le na doobe tujhko
naadaani teri
haan yeh gairon se ulfat
ye kadardaani teri
mujhko darr hai
le na doobe tujhko naadaani teri

banaa ke husn ko naata(?) naa yoon sitam todo
banaa ke husn ko naata(?) naa yoon sitam todo
bas apne dil hi ko samjhaao
mera gham chhodo
mera gham chhodo
ki main pee kar ye jaam
hosh mein aa gayi
dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
ab hosh mein aa gayi

nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali

jo chheda maine taraana
suna aur samajh liya
samajh liya
samajh liya
sunaaya maine jo gaana
woh dil pe likh bhi liya
likh liya
like liya
aur mere dil ki baat
woh bhi yaad aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
aa gayi
toh phir bujhaa kar chiraag
aa bhi ja
tu dil mein
dil mein
ke jalne waalon ka kya kaam mehfil mein

u u
u u u
u u
u
u u
u u u

dilruba dilli waali
dilruba dilli waali
dilwaalon mein aa gayi

nasha ban kar uthhi
jhoom kar chha gayi
dilruba dilli waali


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4420 Post No. : 15830

Hullo Atuldom

23rd August was the birthday of the beautiful Saira Banu. She was born to yesteryear actress Naseem Banu and producer Mian Ehsan-Ul-Haq in 1944.

She made her debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in 1961 as the OH! so gorgeous Kashmiri ‘Kali’ with her introduction song being “Kaashmir ki kali hoon main mujhse na rootho babuji”. In all the years, since then she has remained gorgeous and aged gracefully. In between then and now, she was an active star in the Hindi film firmament till about 1976 when Prakash Mehra directed “Hera Pheri” released. She appeared in a cameo with her husband Dilip Kumar in Yash Johar produced and Ramesh Talwar directed “Duniya” (1984) as parents of Rishi Kapoor.

One of the movies-Faisla- that she acted in the 70s released in 1988; this was her last official release. But this beauty had the best costars in the 15-16 years that she was active with ‘Padosan’ opposite Sunil Dutt catapulting her to the top league after which “Victoria No 203” opposite Navin Nischol was a big hit. We have seen her opposite Dharmendra in ‘Jwar Bhata’, ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’, ‘Resham Ki Dori’, ‘Pocketmaar’, ‘Chaitali’, and ‘International Crook’. She was in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, ‘Balidaan’, and ‘Shaadi’ with Manoj Kumar as her hero. But her pairing with Dilip Kumar in ‘Gopi’, ‘Sagina’ and ‘Bairaag’ was after her marriage to her childhood crush.

As I was preparing the post for wishing the beautiful Saira Banu I looked for possible songs and made a discovery. I always thought that the 1970 releases ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Gopi’ would have been Yyippeeeed by now. A thought that came because we have 15800+ songs on our blog and we have been active for 12+ years. I find we have four songs of “Purab Aur Paschim” out a possible eight or nine songs. We have
(1) dulhan chali o pahan chali
(2) Hai preet jahaan ki reet sada, a post that has 51 comments, must be a record. The last comment was on 6th August 2018.
(3) koyi jab tumhaara hriday tod de
(4) purwa suhaani aayi re purwa was the last to be posted.

That too eight years ago. How have we missed posting songs from this movie. Chalo let us take it a step forward.

Here is a song that is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhonsle. It is written by Prem Dhawan and set to music by the brothers Kalyanji- Anandji. The song begins with some dialogue between puppets that are dressed as a Jat and Videshi Mem. The whole event is meant to belittle the westernized character played Saira Banu as Preethi the daughter of an Indian brought up in London. It ends when she realizes that she is being made fun of. (Personally I felt that we take this ‘west is bad east is best’ a little too far)

Incidentally, 24th August happens to mark 20 years since Kalyanji Virji Shah (30 June 1928-24 August 2000) said good bye to this world. He was the music director of such hits as “mera jeevan kora kaagaz kora hi reh gaya”, “rote hue aate hai sab hasta hua jo jaayega”, “jiska koi nahi uska toh khuda hai yaaron” (as Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey solos) and the still-so-popular “Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi”. Of course, the songs I have mentioned were all in the 70s and 80s, years when I was growing up and learning to appreciate songs.

But Kalyanji, of the duo, began as a musician in the early 50s. He was the one who played the Clavioline for the songs of ‘Nagin” that were essentially Hemant Kumar scores. Remember the “Nagin-been” from 1954 which has become the signature tune used in all serpent-related songs, scenes and movies? He formed an orchestra group with his brother Anandji, all those years ago, which performed in and around Bombay (as Mumbai used to be called). His arrival in the industry was in, what is called, the golden period of Hindi Film Music when SD Burman, OP Nayyar, Madan Mohan etc were the compeetition. He still managed to get a foothold “Samrat Chandragupt” was his first film. He was officially joined by his brother Anandji, to form the duo, with movies like Satta Bazaar, Chhalia etc. The long journey of the duo gave us many gems and we treasure all of them lovingly. Thank You Kalyanjibhai- Anandjibhai.

Coming back to today’s song- wishing Saira Banu all health and happiness even if a day late & remembering Kalyanjibhai. Here is that song for which the farmaish/ reminder was made on 6th August 2018.


Song-Twinkle twinkle little star (Purab Aur Paschim)(1970) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

twinke twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
gaao

aaho
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
o twinkle twinkle little sta aa aaa aa aa aaar
you fool
everybody is a fool baby
everybody is a fool baby
sabhi se jawaani mein ae ae ae
ae ae ae
ae ae
hoti pyar ki bhool baby
o hoti pyar ki bhool baby
oye twinke twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are
samjhe madam
what?
o seedha kar doonga what baby
o seedha kar doonga what baby
you mem paschim ki ee eee ee ee
te main purab ka jat baby
o te main purab ka jat baby

alright I teach you something else
sikhaao ji
singing aa yaa yipee yipee ya
singing aa yaa yipee yipee ya
yeh changa hai
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
gaao

aaho
oye jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water
to fetch a pail of water
oye jack and jill went up the hill
ee ee ee ee
you idiot
main nahin
tu hai idiot baby
main nahin
tu hai idiot baby
naari hoke piye whisky
ee ee ee ee ee
aur piye cigarette baby
aur piye cigarette baby
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how I wonder what you are

oh what do you want
i want a chance baby
i want a chance baby
phir dekh meri taal pe
ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae
kaise karegi tu dance baby
o kaise karegi tu dance baby
oye twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
how i wonder what you are

up above the world so high
ee ee ee ee
aa aa ee ee
like a diamond in the sky
like a diamond in the sky

twinkle twinkle little star<
how I wonder what you are

jack and jill went up the hill
ee ee ee ee ee
jack and jill went up the hill
to fetch up pail of water

twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are

twinkle twinkle little


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Blog Day :

4418 Post No. : 15826

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.57
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22 August 2010, the day that fell exactly ten years ago, was a day when normal blog service was going on smoothly, which meant six songs were covered on the day, in chronological order. The day began with an iconic song from 1944 movie “Ratan”. Then songs from “Jogan”(1950), “Amaanat”(1955), “Samrat Chandragupta”(1958), “Do Badan”(1966) and “Balidaan”(1971) were covered.

Looking at the time when these songs were posted, I notice that the first song was posted at 5:32 AM in the morning and the last song at 7:49 AM. So it means that I had woken up well before 5 AM in the morning and I was dopne for the day before 8 AM.

Those were the days. I wonder how I had that kind of drive ten years ago, when I would wake up so early in the morning. Not that I slept early. I remember Peevesie’s mom commenting those days -“ye banda sota kab hai !” 🙂

Here is the list of songs that were covered on 22 August 2010:-

Blog post number Song Movie Year Posting time Remarks
2822 O jaane waale baalamwaa laut ke aa laut ke aa Ratan 1944 5:32 YIPPEED (10 songs)
2823 Sakhi ri chitchor nahin aaye Jogan 1950 6:08 YIPPEED (15 songs)
2824 Baanki adaayen dekhnaa ji dekhnaa Amaanat 1955 6:36 YIPPEED (6 songs)
2825 Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaaye Samrat Chandragupta 1958 7:24 YIPPEED (8 songs)
2826 Rahaa gardishon mein hardam Do Badan 1966 7:37 YIPPEED (6 songs)
2827 Chale aao dil mein bachaa ke nazar Balidaan 1971 7:49 Made its debut. So far 2 songs covered(out of 6)

The first five movies that were covered on that day have since been YIPPEED. The only unYIPPEED movie is “Balidaan”(1971). This movie had made its debut in the blog ten years ago. One more song from the movie has been covered almost nine years later on 17 may 2019.

Song Date of posting
Chale aao dil mein bachaa ke nazar 22 Aug 2010
Haay haay re daiyya mui main to kyun jawaan hui 17 May 2019

“Balidaan”(1971) was produced by Aroon Varma and directed by Ravi Tandon for Verma Films Enterprises. The movie had Saira Banu, Manoj Kumar, Dev Kumar, Bindu, Anwar Hussain, Asit Sen, Randhir, Polson, Murad, Hiralal, Joginder, Bhushan Tiwari, Kirti Kumar, Ranvir Raj, Dev Raj, Om Sahni, Gulab Singh, Mahesh Raj, Janki Das, Murad, Manmohan, Purnima etc. The movie introduced Devyani.

Today, as part of “Blog Ten Year Challenge”, here is the third song from “Balidaan”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Saira Bano, with Manoj Kumar and Manmohan also seen in the picturisation. The song is “Jab tak hai jaan main naachhongi” genre of song, where the villain Manmohan had Manoj Kumar tied up and Saira Bano must dance to save his life. 🙂

The video is available as part of the film but that is without sound.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-O jhhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhe darinde (Balidaan)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Perovided by Prakashchandra)(based on audio link)

o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhaari
o jhoothi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhaari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey

meri aabroo aaj be-aabroo hai
lo hasrat nikaalo
lagi ko bujhaa lo o
meri aabroo aaj be-aabroo hai
lo hasrat nikaalo
lagi ko bujhaa lo o
issey aaj nazron se jaancho ya parkho
issey chaahey mehfil ki raunaq banaa lo
magar soch kar haath aagey badhaana
magar soch kar haath aagey badhaana
qasam khaa ke kehti hain aankhein kunwaari
o jhoothi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey

o paagal lutere
o naadaan qaatil
utthaa apna khanjar
tu kya sochtaa hai ae
o paagal lutere
o naadaan qaatil
utthaa apna khanjar
tu kya sochtaa hai
tere zulm ki intehaa hai jahaan par
wahin se mere sabr ka ibtidaa hai
o zaalim main uss desh ki laadli hoon
o zaalim main uss desh ki laadli hoon
jahaan jaan se bhi izzat hai pyaari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey

kahaan so gaya hai tu duniya ke maalik
tere is jahaan mein kya ho raha hai ae
kahaan so gaya hai tu duniya ke maalik
tere is jahaan mein kya ho raha hai ae
meri jholi mein aaj insaaf bhar dey
main samjhoongi koi mera bhi khuda hai
agar na hua aaj insaaf tujh se ae
agar na hua aaj insaaf tujh se
to rakh doon jalaa ke khudaai tumhaari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhaari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey
gunaahon ke putley
hawas ke bhikhaari
agar zindagi ne diya saath mera
to ik din mitaa doongi hasti tumhaari
o jhoothhi muhabbat ke bhookhey darindey ae


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

Blog Day :

4416 Post No. : 15823

Mukesh and his co-singers –7
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There is a school of thought amongst music lovers that the voice of Manna Dey suited better for Raj Kapoor than Mukesh. While technically, there could be substance to the concept, it remains a fact that the empathy evolving from the voice of Mukesh and the emotion and expressions of Raj Kapoor’s acting on screen fitted to a T. No wonder RK upon hearing Mukesh’s demise in far off Detroit city commented that he had lost his soul. I am of the firm opinion that the voice of Mukesh on Raj Kapoor suited most aptly than the actor singing himself.

As far as Manna Dey singing for Raj Kapoor is concerned, the songs from Chori Chori, Shree 420, Dil Hi Toh Hai, Mera Naam Joker etc. come to the mind instantly. Chori Chori and Shree 420, both released in 1956 were at a time when Mukesh was experimenting with many departments of films and had also signed a contract for the film Maashuqa as an actor-singer with heroine none other than Suraiya. The Contractalso had a clause that he would not be singing for anyone else till the completion of the film. The film unfortunately got delayed and so did the successful career of Mukesh.

It is for this reason that even though Mukesh has the iconic solo, a duet with Lata and a triad with Rafi saab and Lata, Manna Dey had his share of songs in the movie Shree 420 including the popular pyar hua ikraar hua hai.

It is said that Mukesh after singing 3 songs in the film conveyed to RK that he could no longer be part of the film because of the Contract that he had signed. So why didn’t Manna Dey establish himself as a permanent or a more frequent RK voice. Well, it was the year 1958, Mukesh free from the clutches of his Contract came back as a playback singer and boy what a return that was.

Madhumati, Parvarish, Phir Subah Hogi and Yahudi all under different composers and picturised on RK and Dilip Kumar were runway hits. Mukesh had found his mojo back. Raj Kapoor understood that with Mukesh giving him playback he need not look any further. The bond between them remained forever. Body and the soul’s bonding was noticed not only by Shankar Jaikishan but by other composers also. Thus, when Raj Kapoor forayed acting for other production houses, it was usually Mukesh who was summoned for playback.

Thus, we have Manna Dey singing only a few songs for Raj Kapoor in spite of the popularity of songs from Shree 420 and Chori Chori in 1956. However, all composers were also aware of the limitations of Mukesh and the versatility of Manna Day especially for the songs based on classical music. It is pertinent to mention the song from Dil Hi Toh Hai 1963. While most of the songs from this film were sung by Mukesh, Roshan the composer rightly found it prudent to have Manna Dey sing the popular Laagaa, chunri mein daag. With due respects to other stalwarts, I am of the firm opinion that no singer could have pulled off this song as elegantly as Manna Dey.

This post and the series as such is on Mukesh’s collaboration with other singers. And in this instance also, it’s not only about Mukesh and Manna Dey singing for RK camp but for all the songs that they rendered together in HFM. But then many songs sung by Manna Dey for Raj Kapoor have also become quite popular and hence I had to devote a majority of the post for their individual songs on Raj Kapoor.

Whilst we are on the discussing the singers in unison, I should highlight that Mukesh has sung a comic solo under Manna Dey’s composition for the film Chamkee (1952). I have always been curious to know why this song was offered to Mukesh as Manna Dey himself was quite apt at singing such songs. One possible reason could be due to the bad phase that Mukesh had entered during this period and this was could have been some kind of help extended.

Coming to today’s post, here is the list of all songs in which Mukesh and Manna Dey featured together. Not surprisingly, most of them are with multiple singers and chorus. Quite a few of them are rare and popular.

1 under Anilda is famous song from a popular film. It is interesting to note that it is sung by four singers whose names start with the letter “M”. Needless to say, it’s the only one of its kind in HFM where they have come together.

2 had many songs by Mukesh featured on Raj Kapoor and Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey join in for other actors in the song. Its again rare to find Geeta Dutt in SJ camp.

3 and 4 are under Hemant Kumar who himself was an accomplished singer and composer but got to many sing songs by other singers in his compositions. Mukesh has sung about half a dozen songs under him.

5 is quite a comic song on which our Arunkumar ji has written a detailed post.

S.No Name of the Song Movie (Year of release) Other co-singers if any Music Director Lyricist
1 Kadam kadam se dil de Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen (1959) Mahendra Kapoor, Meena Kapoor Anil Biswas Sahir Ludhianvi
2 Hai aag hamaare seene mein Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960) Geeta Dutt, Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra
3 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) Talat Mehmood, Hemant Kumar, Joginder, Hemant Kumar Gulzar
4 Aa tha jab janam liya tha Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) Hemant Kumar Hemant Kumar Gulzar
5 Ye kaun hain ye kaun hain jo besahaara hain Main Sundar Hoon (1971) Asha Bhonsle Shankar Jaikishan Anand Bakshi
6 Besharmi se sharam na kar Teen Chor (1973) Mohammed Rafi Sonik Omi Rajendra Krishan
7 Na tum ho yaar aloo Dus Numbri (1976) Laxmikant Pyarelal Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Dilruba Dilliwali Dus Numbri (1976) Asha Bhonsle Laxmikant Pyarelal Majrooh Sultanpuri

4, 6, 7 and 8 from the above list are yet to be featured on the blog and I take up song number 7 for representation in this post.

Shri Harish Raghuwanshi of Surat, the compiler of Mukesh Geetkosh has helped me with confirming the correctness of and completeness of the above table of songs. I express my sincere thanks to him for his continued support.

Dus Numbri (1976) in which Mukesh had 04 songs was in continuation with the many songs that he was singing for Manoj Kumar during late sixties and seventies. The title song of this movie remains famous. Strangely, this title song is the only song of this film to be featured on the blog so far. Mukesh and Manoj Kumar’s combination had become quite popular with some outstanding songs. I had read somewhere that they were planning to produce a film upon the return of Mukesh from his US tour in 1976. As we are aware, Mukesh never came back from that tour as he passed away on 27 August 1976 in Detroit. This date being around the corner, my next post will be on his remembrance day and probably starting with a new series.


Song-Na tum ho yaar aaloo na hum hain yaar gobhi (Dus Numberi)(1976) Singers-Mukesh, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobhi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobhi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobhi

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi

suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
ik din ka haal suno
ae Hiralal
kya bataaun huye kya kya lafde
kya bataaun huye kya kya lafde
saaheb ka suit pahan
le kar ke apni dhoban
hum bioscope chala dekhte hai

laallaallaa oy hoy
hoy hoy

ho ho
shaamat ki maat mera
saaheb bhi yaar mila
raste mein aur laga dekhne
dekha jo suit
ho diya kas kar do boot
ho gaali de de ke pakdi gardaniya
gaali de de ke pakdi gardaniya
ho machi wo dhooma dhoom (?)
wo kahin ho gayi re gum
usi hullad mein meri dhobaniya
usi hullad mein meri dhobaniya

dhoban ko le uda re
kyaa jaane kaun lobhi
dhoban ko le uda re
kyaa jaane kaun lobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi

na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi

o ho
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
apna bhi haal suno
ae Bansilal
coat maine bhi pehna kisi ka
coat maine bhi pehna kisi ka
arre kya thhi khabar
ke hai uske andar
ke photu hai mama inhi ka
hai aiyyo
ke photu hai mama inhi ka
dhoban ko sang liye
chehre pe rang liye
unhu
hotel pahunchaane bechaara
o oarkhaane ke baad
daala paackit mein haath
ke chukaa doon use daam saara
dena thha maal
diya photu nikaal
aisa dhokha hua mujh ko tagda
aisa dhokha hua mujh ko tagda
dhoban ne dekh
diye thhapad do ek
aur kar ke dhamaal
noch kar sar ke baal
kahin chal di wo kar ke jhagda
haay haay
kahin chal di wo kar ke jhagda
meri maal

ab haal mera sun kar
chup kyun ho
kuchh kaho jee
ab haal mera sun kar
chup kyun ho
kuchh kaho jee
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hai yaar gobhi

suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
suno majboori suno
tumse kya chori suno
hum bhi dil rakhhte to hain
pyaar kar sakte to hain

ho jee ek dhoban meri
haaye mehbooban meri
ek dam thi aazaadi
nayi nayi huyi thhi shaadi

par meri jaan e jahaan
wo gayi jaane kahaan
par meri jaan e jahaan
wo gayi jaane kahaan
aise lagti thhi
aise lagti thhi
gale haaye Raam
jaise istri chale haaye Raam
ho jabse wo gayi chali haaye Raam
main phiroon gali gali haaye Raam

arre chhod gayi dil mein kaanta
maar gyi dhobi paataa
milne ka yaar uske
koi jatan karo jee
milne ka yaar uske
koi jatan karo jee
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi
tum bhi ho yaar dhobi
aur hum bhi yaar dhobi
na tum ho yaar aaloo
na hum hain yaar gobhi


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

Blog Day :

4389 Post No. : 15752

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 98#
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Today 24th July 2020 is the eighty-third birth anniversary of actor, producer, director, writer and lyricist Manoj Kumar. He was born as Harikishan Giri Goswami on 24th July 1937 in Abbottabad (then in North-West frontier province of British India and now in Pakistan).

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1977’ movie ‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba’.

My discussion on ‘songs of seventies that brings back memories’ and songs those are purely ‘nostalgic’ for me is incomplete unless I discuss this song here on the blog. I was longing to see this song on the blog ever since I start as a ‘lyrics contributor’ to this blog.

In my growing years this song ‘Shirdi waale Sai baba aaya tere dar pe sawaali’ qas a hugely poppular song. There were other Sai Baba related songs too that were frequently heard on loudspeakers and on radio. This song from ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and today’s song from ‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba’ came in the same year i.e. ‘1977’.
(The above song from ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ has already been posted on the blog.)

Both songs have the voice of Rafi Saab and his singing made both these songs more divine and soulful.

‘Shirdi Ke Sai Baba’ was directed by Ashok Bhushan for ‘Sai Shyam Movies’. It was presented by Manoj Kumar and Sai devotees. And the movie was produced by ‘Sarla Charities Trust’.

Pandurang Dixit was the was co-director and production controller of this movie.

Anil Ahuja and Diwan Arora were the chief assistant directors of this movie.

It had Sudheer Dalavi as ‘Sai Baba’, with Manmohan Krishna, Shrikant Moghe, Raj Mehra, B.M. Vyas, Birbal, Preetam Beli, Chanda, Vatsala Deshkmukh, Ratnamala, Suman Dharmadhikari, Jyotsana Kirpekar, Bhavna, Nazeer Kashmiri, C.S. Dubey, Master Titu, Master Raju. It also had Usha Chavan, ‘Laxman’ Chawla, Kumari Mahalaxami and Sai devotees in special appearance. And also making special appearance in the movie were Rajendra Kumar, Prem Nath, Hema Malini, Shagtrughan Sinha and Manoj Kumar, Madan Puri, Sachin, Kishan Dhawan, Paintal, Dheeraj, Satish, Kuljeet.

This movie was based on Govindrao Dabholkar’s ‘Sri Sai Satcharitra’ and experiences of devotees of Saibaba. Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Manoj Kumar.

Dev Kishan wrote the story of this movie and was also the associate writer of this movie. Editing of this movie was done by V. V. Kamat. Audiography for this movie was done by Raghuvir Date while art direction was done by Kanu Desai. Special effects were by Dahyabhai.

This movie had nine songs in it written by Manoj Kumar, Pandurang Dixit and Dev Kishan. Music for this movie was composed by Pandurang Dixit. Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Jani Babu, Anoop Jalota, Anuradha and Dilraj Kaur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.02.1977.

I vaguely remember to have watched this movie with my younger brothers and cousins at Akola then. Also, I think the movie was given a ‘tax free’ status then.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar and on the screen, it is lip synced by Shatrughan Sinha and Master Titu respectively. Also seen in the picturization of the song are Sudheer Dalavi and many others.

Music for this song is composed by Pandurang Dixit.

And lyrics of this song are written by the versatile Manoj Kumar. As a ‘lyricist’ he makes a debut on the blog today.

He has written lyrics for the songs in few other movies viz.’Kranti-1981’,’Kalaakaar-1983’, ‘Painter Babu-1983’, ‘Kalyug Aur Ramayan-1987’, ‘Clerk-1989’, ‘Santosh-1989’ etc. The list of songs written by him needs to be compiled and authenticated for presentation in details which we can do in future posts coming on the blog.

For ‘movie-goers’ and ‘movie-watchers’😊 who grow in the seventies the movies of Manoj Kumar always have a ‘special place’ and part of our ‘nostalgia’ of those beautiful years. And yes, we are going to have more write-ups on him coming on the blog in future. 😊

Today on his birth anniversary we wish Manoj Kumar a ‘very happy birthday’ and a healthy and peaceful life ahead …

Let us now listen to today’s beautiful song … I like this song very much and hope you will like it too. …


Song-Sainath tere hazaaron haath (Shirdi Ke Saibaba)(1977) Singers-Rafi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Manoj Kumar, MD-Pandurang Dixit
Both
Sudhir Dalvi
chorus

Lyrics

Allah maalik hai

Tu hi fakeer
Tu hi hai raja
Tu hi hain Saain
Tu hi hain baba

Sainaath
Sainaath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa aa aa
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa
Tu ho liyaa uske saath
Sainaath
Sainaath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa aa aa
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa
Tu ho liyaa uske saath

Sainaath
Sainaath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath

I’t dekhoon to tu laage kanhaiyaa
U’t dekhoon to durgaa maiyaa
It dekhoon to
O o o o
I’t dekhoon to tu laage kanhaiyaa
U’t dekhoon to durgaa maiyaa

(chorus humming)

Naanak ki muskaan hain mukh par
Shaan-e-muhammad bhi hai mukh par
Shaan-e-muhammad bhi hai mukh par
Sainaath
Sainaath

Sainath tere hazaaron haath
Sainath tere hazaaron haath

Ram naam ki hain tu maalaa aa aa
Gautam waalaa tujhme ujaala
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Ram naam ki hain tu maalaa
Gautam waalaa tujhme ujaala

(chorus humming)

Neem tere ki meethee Chhaya
Badley har choley ki kaayaa
Badley har
Choley ki kaayaa
Sainaath
Sainaath

Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath

Tera dar hai dayaa ka saagar
Sab majhab bharte hai gaagar
Tera dar hai ae ae ae ae ae
Tera dar hai dayaa ka saagar
Sab majhab bharte hain gaagar

(chorus humming)

Paawan paaras teri aag
Tera patthar kan kan raag
Tera patthar kan kan raag
Sainaath
Sainaath

Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere ae hazaaron haath

Tera mandir sabkaa madinaa aa aa
Jo bhi aaye seekhe jeena aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Tera mandir sabkaa madinaa
Jo bhi aaye seekhee jeena

(chorus humming)

Tu chaahe to tal jaye ghaat
Tu hi bholaa tu hi naath
Tu hi bholaa tu hi naath

Sainaath
Sainaath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Sainaath tere hazaaron haath
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa aa aa
Jis jisne tera naam liyaa
Tu ho liyaa uske saath

Sainaath
Sainaath

Sainath tere hazaaron haath
Sainath tere hazaaron haath

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अल्लाह मालिक हैं

तू ही फ़कीर
तू ही है राजा
तू ही हैं साईं
तू ही हैं बाबा

साईनाथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया आ आ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया
तू हो लिया उसके साथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया आ आ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया
तू हो लिया उसके साथ

साईनाथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ

इत देखूं तो तू लागे कन्हैय्या
उत देखूं तो दुर्गा मैय्या
इत देखूं तो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
इत देखूं तो तू लागे कन्हैय्या
उत देखूं तो दुर्गा मैय्या

(समूह स्वर के गुनगुनाने की आवाज़ )

नानक की मुस्कान हैं मुख पर
शान ए मुहम्मद भी है मुख पर
शान ए मुहम्मद भी है मुख पर
साईनाथ
साईनाथ

साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ

राम नाम की हैं तू माला आ आ
गौतम वाला तुझमे उजाला
आ आ आ आ आ आ
राम नाम की है तू माला आ आ
गौतम वाला तुझमे उजाला

(समूह स्वर के गुनगुनाने की आवाज़ )

नीम तेरे की मीठी छाया
बदले हर चोले की काया
बदले हर
चोले की काया आ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ

साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ

तेरा दर है दया का सागर
सब मजहब भरते है गागर
तेरा दर है ए ए ए ए ए
तेरा दर है दया का सागर
सब मजहब भरते है गागर

(समूह स्वर के गुनगुनाने की आवाज़ )

पावन पारस तेरी आग
तेरा पत्थर कण कण राग
तेरा पत्थर कण कण राग
साईनाथ
साईनाथ

साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ

तेरा मंदिर सब का मदीना आ आ
जो भी आये सीखे जीना आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

तेरा मंदिर सब का मदीना
जो भी आये सीखे जीना

(समूह स्वर के गुनगुनाने की आवाज़ )

तू चाहे तो टल जाए घात
तू ही भोला तू ही नाथ
तू ही भोला तू ही नाथ

साईनाथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया आ आ
जिस जिसने तेरा नाम लिया
तू हो लिया उसके साथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ
साईनाथ तेरे हज़ारों हाथ


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Blog Day :

4294 Post No. : 15548

“Piya Milan Ki Aas” (1961) was directed by S N Tripathi for Vijay Films. J S Cashyap was the producer. The movie had Ameeta, Manoj Kumar, Sunder, Pratima Devi, Jeevan, Nalini Chonker, Daisy Irani, Indira Bansal, Polson, S. N. Tripathi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of these songs:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Chaandi kaa gol gol chandaa 2482 22-May-2010
2 Man ki gagariyaa mein tu chamkaa 4744 3-Oct-2011
3 Picnic mein tictic karti aayi maston ki toli 5448 13-Feb-2012
4 Doley doley mere jeewan ki naiyya 7597 4-Mar-2013
5 Piya milan ki aas 9634 28-Mar-2014
6 Gham chhodo ye saare zamaane ka 14492 16-July-2018
7 Chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam 15467 5-Mar-2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Piya Milan Ki Baas”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Ameeta playing Radha. Manoj Kumar plays murli playing Lord Krishna is this Radha Krisha roothhna manaana song.

With this song, all the songs from the movie have been covered and “Piya Milan Ki Baas”(1960) joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. This movie becomes the 1200th movie to be YIPPIED in the blog.


Song-Manmohan murli teri bairan ban gayi (Piya Milan Ki Aas)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Manmohan murli teri bairan ban gayi haay
baje t raadha baawri
na baje to man akulaaye

suno ik din ki baat
thhi wo poonam ki raat
suno ik din ki baat
thhi wo poonam ki raat
Radha baithhi thhi jamuna ke teer
badi man mein adheer
bhare nainon mein neer
nahin aaye salone saanwre
akulaane lage naina baawre
kabhi boli sakhi
dekh bholi sakhi
tere murli waale shyaam aa gaye
tere man ke mohan shyaam aa gaye
tere sapnon ke ghanshyaam aa gaye

to Raadha boli
Raadha boli
Raadha boli

Raadha boli
Raadha boli
bade jee tum aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
apni murli mein ras bhar laaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli
bade jee tum aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli

bahe nainon se neer
kya tumhaare liye
uthhe tan man mein peer
kya tumhaare liye
chhoote hirday ka dheer
kya tumhaare liye
laage birha ka teer
kya tumhaare liye
mera dukhda
bada dukhda mitaane aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
apni murli mein ras bhar laaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli
bade jee tum aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli

koi karta ho maan to ajee tumko kya
koi karta ho maan to ajee tumko kya
jaaye birhan ki aan to ajee tum ko kya
koi kho daale Praan to ajee tumko kya
koi de daale jaaan to ajee tumko kya
jab khud ko
jab khud ko padi tab aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
apni murli mein ras bhar laaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli
bade jee tum aaye ho
jaise hum ko tumhaare bin chain nahin
Raadha boli


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Blog Day : 3955 Post No. : 15031

“Balidaan”(1971) was produced by Arun Verma and directed by Ravi Tandon. This movie had Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Dev Kumar, Anwar Hussan, Bindu, Manmohan etc in it.

This obscure movie had six songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the blog. That one song was discussed nine years ago, viz on 22 august 2010 by Raja.

I was not aware of the movie, but it turned out that Ava, our knowldegeable regular was not only aware of the movie, she also pointed out that Ravi Tandon (father of Raveena Tandon) made his debut as a director with this movie.

Now, nine years later, here is the second song from “Balidaan”(1971) to appear in the blog. This song is a dance song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle, with a few lines by Mahendra Kapoor. I am unable to tell who is the female dancer lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. She vaguely resembles Bindu, but I cannot be sure. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Manoj Kumar lip syncs in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice in the picturisation of this dance song. There are many others in the picturisation. I can identify Manmohan among them.

Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

I am unable to get a couple of worrds right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Haay haay re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui(Balidaan)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

haaye haaye
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
mangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

pukaarte hain mujhko ab jawaan chhokre
kahte hain aao paas mere jaan chhokre
arre har shareef nazar beimaan ho gayi
jawaan hoke main to pareshaan ho gayi
ho deewane chanda haaye deewaane chanda
arre thhaam meri bainya mera aur nahin koi
haaye re daiyya moyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

koi meri kalaai mein kangana fansa gaya
ungli mein pyar se koi chhalla chadha gaya
koi to meri baahon se aake lipat gaya
zulfon ko chhed chhed ke jhumka palat gaya
oye ?? dena haay
?? dena
main tere gale lag lag baar baar royi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui

masti se bhari teri ye naadaan jawaani
sab jaante huye bhi ye anjaan jawaani
duniya ki nigaahon mein ye toofaan jawaani
ye teri zindagi ka imtihaan jawaani
o jawaan gori haaye
o jawaan gori
ari aaj tere sab kal tera nahin koi

haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
maangta hai dil kabhi koi kabhi koi
haay
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui
haaye re daiyya muyi main to kyun jawaan hui


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

Blog Day : 3921 Post No. : 14986

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 28
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Looking at 13th April of ten years ago, the post score card was six songs.

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi Aawaara 1951
Teri Duniya Me Jeene Se To Behtar Hai Ke Mar Jaayen House No 44 1955
Tu Kahan Ye Bataa Is Nasheeli Raat Mein Tere Ghar Ke Saamne 1963
Iktara Bole Yaadgaar 1970
O Neele Parbaton Ki Dhaara Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969
Prem Kahaani Me Ik Ladka Hota Hai Prem Kahaani 1975

Two of the six films represented that day had made their debut – ‘House No. 44’ (1955) and ‘Yaadgaar’ (1970). Of the six films, five are already yippeee’d over the past 10 years. The one film that still awaits all its songs to be posted is ‘Yaadgaar’. Today, we bring to fore the fourth third song of this film, from a total of six songs listed.

Manoj Kumar, having started his career in 1958 with films like ‘Panchaayat’ and ‘Sahaara’, turned a writer and a producer less than a decade later. His first venture was ‘Shaheed’ in released 1965. The film was directed by S Ram Sharma under the banner of KPK Movies, Bombay. Then in 1967, under the new banner of Vishal International, he produced and directed ‘Upkar’. Coming close on the heels of the 1965 conflict with Pakistan, and the sudden demise of Lal Bahadur Shastri in Jan 1966, this film rode a wave of popularity on the sentiments of nationalism and social integration, and became one of the major blockbusters of the 1960s. The film also established the image and tag name of Mr. Bharat for him.

In 1970, he followed it up with ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, again from his own banner of Vishal International, another film that is on the same theme of nationalism and Indian culture, further strengthening that image. The fact that the title role he played in these two films has the name ‘Bharat’ helped a lot, of course.

In 1970 came another film that followed in the footsteps of his earlier creations, with the similar socially relevant theme of nationalism and Indian culture. Although not from the banner of Vishal International (the production house was Kunal Chitra, Bombay), the film was directed by S Ram Sharma, an old friend who had also directed ‘Shaheed’ of 1965. As with ‘Shaheed’, the story and screenplay is written by Manoj Kumar himself.

The cast of actors for this film is listed as Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood (Junior), Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmichaya, Shammi, Manmohan, Paulson, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behal, Manohar, Naidu, Beerbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Jerry, Dubey, Sabeena, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sobati, Aleeja, Genius, Darshan M, Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, and Ramlal etc. One cannot help but notice a set of names that had had become regular in the cast of actors in his films – Kamini Kaushal, Pran, Madan Puri, Prem Chopra, Asit Sen, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Manmohan, Shammi etc.

The theme song of this film is “Iktaara Bole, Sun Sun Kya Kahe Ye Tumse”. The song was a major hit in its time, as the film tried to address the malaise of degradation of social values in the Indian society. The song touches upon a series of topics like population, corruption in routine life, fashion, cold war and deteriorating relations between nations, political leaders, religious dogmas etc. The theme runs in parallel to the romantic love interest between Manoj Kumar and Nutan, touching also upon the class/caste conflict in the society.

This song carries forward this message of class/caste conflict and the desire for social equality. The scenario relates to the class conflict in religion. A number of people are waiting outside a temple, to enter and to worship theie God. But the pujari (priest) at the temple, temporarily halts the entry of devotees into the temple, as the chief patron of the temple is expected shortly. Rana Shamsher Singh (role played by Tiwari) is the rich man who has provided the funding for the temple, and so the temple is known by his name – Rana Mandir. As other devotees wait to enter the temple, a war of words breaks out between Bhanu (name of the role played by Manoj Kumar, thankfully not Bharat, as in ‘Upkar’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’) and Rana, which turns into this song that tells about God and his relationship to His devotees. The words tell that God is not necessarily housed in the temple, and that He also manifests Himself in many other locations and endeavors that also involve the poor and the downtrodden of the society.

The words of this song are from the pen of Indeewar, who also wrote the iconic “Kasme Waade Pyaar Wafa Sab. . .” for Manoj Kumar’s ‘Upkar’. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. This music director duo was the regular MDs for Manoj Kumar’s films – ‘Upkar’, ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ and ‘Yaadgar’. But come 1972, Manoj Kumar switched to Laxmikant Pyaarelal with his next venture ‘Shor’.

The singing voice is of Mahendra Kapoor, the playback singer that Manoj Kumar preferred for himself. Listen to this typical ‘Bharat’ message that helped further strengthen the image of Mr Bharat.

Song – Wo Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega  (Yaadgaar) (1970) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus
Tiwari

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)

aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pehle
kisi dhanwaan ka naam
us mandir ke dwaar khade khud
royen krishna aur raam

dhanwaan ko pehle miley
bhagwaan ke darshan
darshan ko tarastaa rahey
jo bhakt ho nirdhan
ye dakshina ki reet
ye pandon ke chhalaawe
dukaan mein biktey huye
mandir ke chadhaawe
aise hi agar
aise hi agar dharm ka vyaapar
chalega
bhagwaan ka duniya mein
koi naam na legaa
aisi jageh pe jaa ke tu kuchh bhi na paayega
bhagwaan aisa mandir khud chhod jaayegaa
chhod jaayega
chhod jaayega

bhagwaan raana mandir mein nahin
to aur kahaan milegaa

wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande..ae
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milegaa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milegaa

dhanwaan jo hai jhoothha..aa
ho ho o o 
shaitaan ke baraabar
aa aa aa aa
nirdhan agar hai sachchaa
bhagwaan ke baraabar
wo dhong mein nahin hai
imaan mein milegaa..aa
wo khet mein milegaa

ganga se bhi hai paawan
ho ho o o 
mazdoor ka paseena
aa aa aa aa
paani na koi samjhe
anmol ye nagina
aise hi paseenon ke nirmaan mein milegaa
wo khet mein milegaa

geeta sunaa rahaa hai..ae
aawaaz mein kalon ki..ee
taqdeer likh rahaa hai
nokon se wo halon ki..ee
mazdoor mein milegaa aa
wo kisaan mein ae milegaa aa
wo khet mein ae milegaa
khalihaan mein milegaa
bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega..aa
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega
wo khet mein milega
khalihaan mein milega

bhagwaan to ae bande
insaan mein ae milega

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapvaala)
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आये जहां भगवान से पहले
किसी धनवान का नाम
उस मंदिर के द्वार खड़े खुद
रोयें कृष्ण और राम

धनवान को पहले मिले
भगवान् के दर्शन
दर्शन को तरसता रहे
जो भक्त हो निर्धन
ये दक्षिणा कि रीत
ये पंडों के छलावे
दूकान में बिकते हुए
मंदिर के चढ़ावे
ऐसे ही अगर॰॰र
ऐसे ही अगर धर्म का व्यापार चलेगा
भगवान् का दुनिया में
कोई नाम ना लेगा
ऐसी जगह पे जाके तू कुछ भी न पायेगा
भगवान् ऐसा मंदिर खुद छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा
छोड़ जाएगा

(भगवान् राणा मंदिर में नहीं
तो और कहाँ मिलेगा)

वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में ए मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे॰॰ए
भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

धनवान जो है झूठा॰॰आ
हो हो ओ ओ
शैतान के बराबर
आ आ आ आ
निर्धन अगर है सच्चा
भगवान् के बराबर
वो ढोंग में नहीं है
ईमान में मिलेगा॰॰आ॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गंगा से भी है पावन
हो हो ओ ओ
मजदूर का पसीना
आ आ आ आ
पानी न कोई समझे
अनमोल ये नगीना
ऐसे ही पसीनों के निर्माण में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा

गीता सुना रहा है॰॰ए
आवाज़ में कलों कि॰॰ई
तकदीर लिख रहा है
नोकों से वो हलों की॰॰ई
मजदूर में मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो किसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा

भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा॰॰आ     
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा
वो खेत में मिलेगा
खलिहान में मिलेगा


भगवान् तो ए बन्दे
इंसान में ए मिलेगा

 


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 : 3631 Post No. : 14459

# The Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 4 # Nitin Mukesh #
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Welcome all to this fourth article in this series where we are discussing the ‘special voices of the seventies’ and the nostalgia and memories associated with the songs of these ‘special voices’ from Hindi Movies.

As Gulzar Sahab has said in one of his famous albums. . .

door kahin jab wo pahaad ka tilaa baadlon se dhhak jaata tha
to ek aawaaz sunaayi deti

Zaahir si baat hain ki umr ke jis padaav par aap honge, aur jo yaadein aapke zehan mein bas gayin hongi, aap ko bhi kuchh aawaazein sunaayi deti hongi, aur ho sakta hai unka andaaz shaayad kuchh alag sa hota hoga, jaise ki mujhe lagta hai ki ye aawaaz. . .

Noorie. . .     Noorie. . .

Lekin ye aawaaz to mere dil ki gehraaiyon mein tab se hi utar gayi thi. . .

Since, and so far, I vaguely remember to have heard this song playing on the radio in home and too on a dark rainy night. Maybe I was in half sleep when this song was playing on radio. Even today whenever I get to listen to this song, I have the same nostalgic feeling always

teri jheel si gehri aankhon mein
kuchh dekha hamne, kya dekha

May be that time I didn’t even have this knowledge of who was singing but as I grew up and this voice also grew up over the years leaving behind very few yet unforgettable gems in the history of HFM. The most popular of them all, I think, must be this,

zindagi kin aa toote ladi ee
pyaar kar le ghadi do ghadi

Yes!! Today we are discussing Nitin Mukesh under this series of ‘Special Voices’. As I took this journey through his biography and filmography (or discography), as usual, I am filled with ‘nostalgia’ and the years and those songs which brings back many memories. Maybe he has sung very less songs in numbers but almost all of them are so special and unique that one cannot forget them easily.

Nitin Mukesh was born on 27th June, 1950, to a celebrity father who by then had established himself in HFM. There were days he saw his father struggling and they didn’t have enough money to pay even his school fees. And on the other hand, Mukesh, who unlike him wanted that his children get good higher education, sent Nitin to the London School of Economics. However, like his father Nitin was also not interested and not good in studies and hence requested his father to allow him to come back home and leave studies and pursue singing. There after Nitin used to accompany his father on all of his musical tours and stage programmes. He was doing this since he was nine.

As his father Mukesh used sing his own songs in these programmes he asked his son that he should sing other singers’ or specifically Rafi Saab’s songs. Nitin Mukesh remembering this has talked about how great his father was and how much both of them respect and loved Rafi Saab’s singing. It is said that Raj Kapoor wanted that Mukesh’s son should sing a song for his son Rishi in the movie ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) and so Nitin had given his voice for Rishi Kapoor in this song.

Earlier Nitin Mukesh was mainly interested in singing and doing stage programmes only, however on insistence from his father he took on to singing in his movies and thus make a debut in singing with this song from ‘Dhuen Ki Lakeer’ (1974), a duet with Vani Jairam,

teri jheel si gehri aankhon mein
kuchh dekha hamne, kya dekha

Moving forward with Gaapoochi Gaapoochi Gam Gam’ (‘Trishul’, 1978) and ‘Wo Aurat hai tu mehbooba’ from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ also of 1978. And reaching the popular heights with Zindagi ki naa toote ladi’ in ‘Kranti’ (1981). He continued the same magic with two songs from the movie ‘Nakhuda-1981’ of which “Suno Ik Baat Bolen” is already posted on the blog. After that very few playback songs, as I think he mainly got involved with doing stage shows only and singing ‘bhajans’.

During those years I was in Kota (Rajasthan) and I had bought his album on cassette, ‘Nehanjali’ by HMV which had ‘bhajans’ composed by Shekhar Sen. This album was released in 5/89 and it was added to my collection on 28.10.1989 (may be around ‘Diwali’ festival, if I am correct).

However the songs of ‘Eeshwar’ (1989) especially “Ram ji Ne Dhanush Toda”  and one song in particular from the movie ‘Clerk’ (1989) – “Rakh Gita Par Haath”, are those which were quite good and were appreciated well, with ‘Ye Paisa Bolta Hai” from ‘Kaala Baazaar’ being the most popular. Other favorites that I want to list are – “Tu Mujhe Suna Main Tujhe Sunaaun’ from ‘Chaandni’ (1989), and ‘So Gaya Ye Jahaan’  topping the popularity charts in the previous year of 1988. Among his other songs I like ‘Zindagi Ka Naam Dosti’ from ‘Khudgarz’ (1987}, and “Dil Ne Dil Se Kya Kahaa” from ‘Aaina’ (1993). However, as said earlier Nitin Mukesh had been continuing with his stage shows, and we can find the details of his latest tours on his website here.

On our blog so far, we have only four of Nitin Mukesh songs (all duets) posted. Out of the many of his songs that are yet to make it on the blog, and taking a ‘liberty’ for this series I have selected a song not from the decade of 1971-80 but, for this today’s post I have selected a ‘very special and lovely song’ from a 1989 movie, for this today’s special day too. This is a song from the 1989 movie ‘Santosh’, which is also making a debut on the blog today.

This song was lying dormant in my memory and got revived in 2010-2011, after many years, during a discussion with a friend.

Thereafter, when I joined this blog as a ‘lyrics contributor’ I had shared this song with Atul ji in 2012. In fact, thereafter I have shared all the songs of this movie with him. However they are yet to be posted. It is opportune that Nitin Mukesh’s birth anniversary is on 27th June’ which incidentally is a ‘special day’ for me too. 🙂

‘Santosh-1989’ was an East-n-West Movies presentation. It was produced and directed by Balbir Wadhawan. Hansraj Wadhawan was the production controller of this movie. The star cast includes Manoj Kumar, Rakhee, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Prem Chopra, Nirupa Roy, Kamini Kaushal, Amjad Khan, Madan Puri, Sarika, Abhi Bhattacharya, Krishna Dhawan, Pichoo Kapoor, Om Shivpuri, Praveen Kumar and others. The story of this film was written by Kaushal Bharti. Editing of this movie was done by VV Kamat, assisted by Ashok Naik. Cinematography was done by Radian Kinagi. Lyrics of this movie were written by Santosh Anand and Manoj Kumar. Music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film Was passed by Censor board on 28.02.1989.

A brief about this movie from IMDB is reproduced here below;

Cold-hearted and manipulative Kamla has fallen in love with a poor man and marries him and has a child named Santosh. She soon realizes that life is not fun living in poverty, and abandons her child and husband, and returns back to her father and his wealth. She re-marries millionaire Kailashpathi, and has a child named Kundan from him. Years pass by, Kundan and Santosh have both grown up. Kundan is the owner of the mill with his mom, while Santosh is a struggling mill worker, and a union leader. A confrontation ensues between the mill and the workers, and Kamla is able to negotiate a settlement and get the workers back to work. But then, she fails to keep her promise to the workers. Santosh opposes this, and she sets her goons and Kundan against him. Santosh is abducted and held prisoner by Kamla and Kundan, and the only way he can be released is when he compromises with them.

The today’s song is a duet song sung by Nitin Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar. On screen it is lip-synced by Manoj Kumar and Herma Malini respectively, while many other artists are present and can be seen in the picturization of this song. One can easily spot Sarika in this crowd of party-goers.

 

Song – Yun Lagne Lagi Aajkal Zindgani (Santosh) (1989) Singer – Nitin Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar , Lyrics – Santosh Anand, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Nitin Mukesh + Lata Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
yoon lagne lagi
hmm hmm hmm
aaj kal
hmm hmm hmm
zindgaani

yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani

yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani

yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

kahaan se kahaan aa gaye chalte chalte
kahaan se kahaan aa gaye chalte chalte
ke dil ban gayaa
haan
ke dil ban gayaa dard ki rajdhaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani

badi cheez hai pyaar mein doob jaana
badi cheez hai pyaar mein doob jaana
badi baat hai
haan
badi baat hai roop ki meherbaani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

la laa aa
la laa aa aa
la laa aa
aa aa aa

chalo pyaar ki aag mein jal ke dekhen
chalo pyaar ki aag mein jal ke dekhen
bahot ho chuki zindagi
zindagi paani paani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindgaani

kabhi kya kisine suni dhyaan dekar
kabhi kya kisine suni dhyaan dekar
tumhaari zubaani
hamaari. . .
hamaari kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani

o o o o o
ho ho o o o o

bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana
(bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana)
bade pyaar se sun rahaa hai zamaana
hamaari zubaani tumhaari
tumhaari kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindagaani

ho la la la laa laa laa laa laa laa aa

kabhi ek santosh hota tha shaayar
kabhi ek santosh hota tha shaayar
(aa aa aa aa aa aa)
ghazal ban gayi haan
ghazal ban gayi
haaye
uski kahaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
ke jaise kahin chhod aaye jawaani
yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani
(yoon lagne lagi aaj kal zindgaani)
zindgaani
zindgaani
zindgaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
यूं लगने लगी
हम्म हम्म हम्म
आज कल
हम्म हम्म हम्म
जिंदगानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
के जैसे कहीं छोड़ आये जवानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी
के जैसे कहीं छोड़ आये जवानी

यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

कहाँ से कहाँ आ गए चलते चलते
कहाँ से कहाँ आ गए चलते चलते
के दिल बन गया
हाँ
के दिल बन गया दर्द कि राजधानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

बड़ी चीज़ है प्यार में डूब जाना
बड़ी चीज़ है प्यार में डूब जाना
बड़ी बात है
हाँ
बड़ी बात है रूप कि मेहरबानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

ल ला आ
ल ला आ आ
ल ला आ
आ आ आ

चलो प्यार कि आग में जलके देखे
चलो प्यार कि आग में जलके देखे
बहोत हो चुकी ज़िन्दगी
ज़िन्दगी पानी पानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

कभी क्या किसीने सुनी ध्यान देकर
कभी क्या किसीने सुनी ध्यान देकर
तुम्हारी जुबानी
हमारी
हमारी कहानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना
(बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना)
बड़े प्यार से सुन रहा है ज़माना
हमारी जुबानी तुम्हारी
तुम्हारी कहानी
यूं लगने लगी आज कल ज़िंदगानी

हो ल ल ल ला ला ला ला ला ला आ

कभी एक संतोष होता था शायर
कभी एक संतोष होता था शायर
(आ आ आ आ आ आ )
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3487 Post No. : 14008

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

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

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

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

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

 

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Lyrics

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

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

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

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

o jiyo raani jiyo

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

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

dhan dhan dhan dhan
dhan dhan dhan

da da da
da da da

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

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

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

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

ता रा रा
रा रा रा
रा रा रा रा रा रा

ओ जियो रानी जियो

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

ढन ढन ढन ढन
ढन ढन ढन

ढ ढ ढ
ढ ढ ढ

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


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