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

Blog Day : 3608 Post No. : 14392

This is one of the subjects that I longed to share. And since the subject is totally different from normal Hindi movie story topics viz. love stories, lost and found, family drama etc. I had to find relevant songs which would be either directly relevant to the subject or at least those which can easily convey the message that I intend to put in my write up/s. Though the first song that I selected came easily and that too during a real life experience when I was thinking of this topic. However the first song in this series is not that one but another song which I came across later when I was still working on the write up.

It has been almost more than three and half years now when I thought about writing on this subject i.e. ‘road-traffic’ in our country. Or putting it differently, ‘how we Indians actually are when we are on road. . .’ or more precisely it’s about our ‘civic sense on the roads’.

Over the years in this journey of my life, I have got this opportunity to travel to many places in India because of my job postings and have got to observe and learn a lot about how we, the people of India are actually when we are on the road and how we are when we are travelling in various modes of road transport.

When I start writing on the subject and gather all that I wish to write, the final article became too long, so I decided to split it in smaller articles (as rightly guided by one of our beloved seniors) and thus present the subject under a mini-series. But that will also require relevant songs from Hindi movies and though at that time I had only one or two in mind, over this period I marked one more which will fit with this subject.

I am herewith taking on this new mini series and presenting this first post on our blog – ‘Beta Sambhal Ke Chalnaa’.

Before moving on to the main article let me mention here that personally I believe there always is space for improvement in every sphere of life, and while we should move positively on every aspect, we should also assess our shortcomings time to time and these ‘shortcomings’ should not be treated as a ‘negativity’. Instead they should be taken as subjects of introspection and they should be our future plans to improve in positive direction with innovations and targeting an overall development and improvement in ‘standard of living’ and ‘quality of life’.

This post is actually about my thoughts which I was going through when the discussions for ‘smart cities’ were in the news then. I refer to an experience from around November-December 2014. At that time I was in Kachchh (Gujarat). My daily commute to work was 2×60 kms on public transport (ST bus) mainly. As it took almost an hour and half to reach my stations both ends I was getting enough time to read something, or take a nap sometime in addition to the music being played in the bus.

Travelling through the roads I was always thinking of how the roads in the developed countries must be like and what road conditions and road transport and ‘traffic discipline’ they must be maintaining and following there. What is the situation in cities of other countries? Or how the other smart cities in the world are like?

As an optimist I began to imagine how our country would be after the initiative of the ‘smart cities’. How it would be affecting our daily routine life and our public transport, specifically would it change our ‘Roads’ (the word ‘Road’ here has many connotations)? What will actually change when the cities go smart? And most importantly will it be helpful to save the precious lives lost on the ‘Indian Roads’ every year due to accidents? Will it be helpful to prevent ‘human potential’ losses of the nation or will it save the lives of young promising and aspiring youths who lose their precious lives only because of the sheer negligence and carelessness, their own, as well as of others?

In and around the town I was living there, road-accidents were a regular occurrence; there was not a single day when the newspaper was without the reporting of an accident. Many aspiring youngsters, senior citizens, children lost their life in fatal road accidents. The industrialization there was followed by increase in cargo movements and so heavy trailers and containers were a regular part of traffic.

And so, sometimes the tipping over of huge containers on turnings was also a daily feature. I wondered how the licenses were given to young inexperienced drivers, who drove the big containers? Was there any assessment of the ‘maturity content’ of a person issuing licenses?  Certainly a young guy of an age of 18-20 would not have the expertise and experience of a driver of an older age.

During that period, I used to regularly tweet about the accidents there and precious lives lost on the road. In my case while I would criticize the bad practices, I do also always appreciate whenever there is an improvement or efforts initiated in positive directions, may be at a smaller scale. There is always a space for improvement, we have to find it. . .

So among this ‘criticism’ of the ‘system’ by me, there was one incident that had an indication of ‘good sense prevailing’ and a sign of ‘improvement’ happening, which I think I must note here.

One evening as I was on my return journey from office, there happened to be an accident on the road and it took place just a few minutes before when I was passing by from that place. A trailer carrying a container had toppled over and its driver was injured. Fortunately no other vehicle or person was around it and coming from either side so there was no major mishap or fatality.  But still the driver had broken his leg and trapped inside the cabin. People rushed to rescue the driver.

While I and my friend rushed towards the injured to help, somebody guided me to make a call to the emergency services on 108. A little hesitant at first, I made call on this number and soon I started receiving calls from SHQ & DHQ asking about the exact location of the accident and as they keep tracking with me, exactly at the 13th minute from the call was made, an ambulance was standing at the accident site, ready to provide medical aid to the injured.

I can never forget this. Though the town was not far away from the accident site, still the action taken by the authorities was commendable and I was very happy.

On the other day when I was travelling back to home, it was already around nine in the evening by then, and I was dreaming about the ‘Smart City’ and the roads this city would have. As the bus entered the town, on the main road of the town there were cattle on the road sitting and relaxing, without bothering about this world. The driver of our bus was working hard to find the way and blowing the horn continuously and driving the bus in a zigzag fashion and songs were already playing on the music system in the bus. . .  That song we shall enjoy in next post of this series 🙂

At work places, to ensure ‘safety’ we do have safety and cautionary slogans prominently displayed in the area to educate and disciplined the work force. The song that I present today, does have this ‘cautionary message’ but going further its other lines are like a ‘threat’. 🙂

I present this ‘soft and mild warning’ song which says ‘beta sambhal ke chalna’. . ., to start with a ‘smart message’. 🙂

It seems that the video of this song is not available, so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and this movie ‘Mr John -1959’

‘Mr John’ (1959) was directed by Inder for NK Productions, Bombay. It was produced by Nigam. It had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champak Lala, Rashid, Daraz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Jani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajit, B Fazal Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pt Baijnath.

The film has seven songs penned by Jan Nisar Akhtar and composed by N.Datta. Two songs of this film are already posted on the blog. Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi.

 


Song – Beta Sambhal Ke Chalna (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

beta sambhal ke chalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna

paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
dil ko pade kuchalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
aha aa
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
haan
samjhe bhaai
naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
in pe na dil badalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana aa aa
chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana
reh jaayega machalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
haan
beta sambhal ke chalna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना

पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
दिल को पड़े कुचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
अहा आ
बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
हाँ
समझे भाई
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
इनपे न दिल बदलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ

चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना आ आ
चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना
रह जाएगा मचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
हाँ
बेटा संभल के चलना

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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.

“Mr John”(1959) was produced by Nigam and directed by Indar for N K Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Ifthikar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champak Lala, Rashid, Daraz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Ghouse, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajit, B Fazle Karim, Mukhtar, Pt Baijnath etc in it.
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Here is a lovely song from an obscure B grade movie. Only the audio of this song is available so it is not possible to tell about the artist on whom this song is picturised.
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