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Blog Day :

4336 Post No. : 15634 Movie Count :

4307

Hullo Atuldom

I know of a few people who have two birthdays each year. This can be explained as an adjustment for the sake of getting admission in schools which have a condition that the child should have completed 3½ when getting admitted to pre-school, and/or 5½ when the child starts class one in June. June is the time when the academic sessions begin in India and this rule has been in place for ages. So I have two cases for this in my family – my mother’s birth year was changed to comply with admission requirements.

June 1st is a special date for an Atulite who loves to travel. He has traveled to places which offer a lot of adventure and camping attractions. He has chronicled his travel experiences in www.sadanandsafar.blogspot.com.

It is our Sadanand ji’s birthday, a special birthday today. I shall not mention his age as I know him to be rather young at heart – his travels and treks are a testimony to that.

Currently his journey is discovering songs which we have hitherto not heard, Hindi songs which are from Bengali films. This series has given us some great songs. He has a lot of patience to dig out authentic and accurate information from varied sources like past issues of the magazine ‘Film India’ and other sites. He is painstakingly trying to find links. All the best to him in this – may we get more of the same. Here I will admit that his series has made me look out for songs in south Indian movies and a link that our In-house encyclopedia sent me has started that journey for me. I hope that I am able to sustain myself for as long as Sadanandji who has crossed 600 posts on the blog of which 28 posts were of Hindi songs in Bangla films. That is indeed a lot of rummaging through available online and offline material.

He has one more love – pointed out to me by our Avinash ji, whom I brain-stormed with before I sat to write this post. He loves poetry or shaayari as it is called. Avinash ji drew my attention towards Sadanandji’s love for Gopal Das Neeraj. So today we will have a song penned by Neeraj.

I just realized that I should explain my opening paragraph.

Since morning we have been wishing Sadanand ji through WhatsApp and he graciously thanked everyone but added “Thanks for wishing me on my official birthday. My actual birthday is **/07/****” . So that means we get to wish him one more time – ‘duguna wishes’. I am sure that this change in date of birth may have happened at the point of school admissions, am I right Sadanand ji ? As one of my many acquaintances loves to say – “same case as my mother”.

Now I shall move to the song for which I must thank Avinash ji; he has provided me the lyrics in both English and Devanagari (his forte). He also provided me the link to the audio and video and I realized why he suggested this song from “Gunaah” (1993).

I think I have seen this movie ages ago on television and this movie had Sunny Deol, Dimple Kapadia, Sumeet Saigal, Anjana Mumtaz, Shammi, Manohar Singh, Akash Khurana, Raza Murad, Avtar Gill  etc. It was the story of a young journalist (Sunny Deol) who is found wounded on the shores of Goa, treated by Dr. Joe D’Costa (Manohar Singh). He suffers from amnesia and then remembers details about himself, his life etc after five long years. He recollects that he was instrumental in the downfall of an upright politician and had a girl friend etc. Then the movie makes its way through the usual lanes of finding the real-culprits. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt had songs written by Neeraj and Payam Saeedi (don’t know anything about this person) and Rajesh Roshan was the music director.

Today’s song starts on the seashore, in a Goan village setting with choreographer Ganesh Acharya (don’t know if he was the choreographer for this movie) lip-syncing to Manhar Udhas and we see Manohar Singh urging Sunny Deol to join the fun. I am unable to identify the girl (she looks very familiar) who is lip syncing to Sadhana Sargam.

Wishing Sadanand ji once again a musical day with family and remember your fellow Atulites when you cut the cake. 😉

 

Video

Audio

Song – Ek Musafir Hoon Main  (Gunaah) (1993) Singer – Manhar Udhas, Sadhna Sargam, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Manhar Udhas + Sdhna Sargam
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

ek musaafir hoon main ae
ek musaafir hai tu
apna ghar hai kahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

ek musaafir hoon main ae
ek musaafir hai tu
apna ghar hai kahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

la la la laa la laa
la la la laa la laa
la la la laa la laa
la la laa la laa la laa

sa sa re re
sa sa saa re re
sa sa re re sa aa

aaj to geet gaa le
aa aa aa aa aa
kal ki kis ko khabar
aaj to geet gaa le ae
aa aa aa aa aa
kal ki kis ko khabar
kuchh bhi maaloom nahin
khatm ho kab safar
ek parinda hoon main
ek parinda hai tu
hai basera kahaan
hai savera kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
hai savera kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

ye madhur chaandni ee
aa aa aa aa
aa ke pi le zara aa
ye madhur chaandni ee
aa aa aa aa
aa ke pi le zara aa
roop ke gaaon mein ae
aa ke jee le zara aa
ek dhaaraa hoon main
ek dhaaraa hai tu
apna udgam kahaan
apna sangam kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
apna sangam kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

kal mile thhe yahin
aa aa aa aa
aaj ham kho gaye ae ae
kal mile thhe yahin
aa aa aa aa
aaj ham kho gaye ae ae
haadse yoon huye ae
kya se kya ho gaye ae
ek khilauna hoon main
ek khilauna hai tu
tootna hai kahaan
hai bikharna kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
hai bikharna kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

ek musaafir hoon main ae
ek musaafir hai tu
apna ghar hai kahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan
ham ko jaana kahaan
kaun jaane yahaan

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

एक मुसाफिर हूँ मैं ए
एक मुसाफिर है तू
अपना घर है कहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
एक मुसाफिर हूँ मैं ए
एक मुसाफिर है तू
अपना घर है कहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ

ल ल ल ला ल ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला
ल ल ल ला ल ला
ल ल  ला ल ला ल ला

सा सा रे रे
स स सा रे रे
सा सा रे रे सा आ

आज तो गीत गा ले
आ आ आ आ आ
कल कि किस को खबर
आज तो गीत गा ले ए
आ आ आ आ आ
कल कि किस को खबर
कुछ भी मालूम नहीं
ख़त्म हो कब सफ़र
एक परिंदा हूँ मैं
एक परिंदा है तू
है बसेरा कहाँ
है सवेरा कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
है सवेरा कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ

ये मधुर चांदनी ई
आ आ आ आ आ
आ के पी ले ज़रा आ
ये मधुर चांदनी ई
आ आ आ आ आ
आ के पी ले ज़रा आ
रूप के गाँव में ए
आ के जी ले ज़रा आ
एक धारा हूँ मैं
एक धारा है तू
अपना उद्गम कहाँ
अपना संगम कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
अपना संगम कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ

कल मिले थे यहीं
आ आ आ आ
आज हम खो गए ए ए
कल मिले थे यहीं
आ आ आ आ
आज हम खो गए ए ए
हादसे यूं हुए ए
क्या से क्या हो गए ए
एक खिलौना हूँ मैं
एक खिलौना है तू
टूटना है कहाँ
है बिखरना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
है बिखरना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ

एक मुसाफिर हूँ मैं ए
एक मुसाफिर है तू
अपना घर है कहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ
हम को जाना कहाँ
कौन जाने यहाँ

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ


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Blog Day :

4300 Post No. : 15562

Today (26 april 2020) is the 4300th day for the blog.

This date happens to be Akshay Tritiya.

According to a whatsapp message shared in our WA group, it is on this day that Satyug and Treta Yug started. Parshuram, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu, appeared on earth on this day. The gates pf Badrinath open today. River Ganga , as a result of Bhagirath’s tapasya, arrived on earth on this day. The war of Mahabharat ended today and with that the Dwapar yug came to an end.

What an important day our 4300th day in the blog has turned out to be. 🙂 Is it a coincidence ? People who are familiar with the various incidents involving the blog will know that some higher forces are guiding the blog and we are just the means.

For instance, when I look back at the beginning of the blog, I realise that the blog was started on 19 july 2008 which was important from the point of view of Indian calendars as well as Western calender. That date was the beginning of the month of Saawan, a month that is perhaps the biggest source of inspiration for Hindi movie songs. And that day happened to be the 201st day of the calendar year !

4300 days is a century day alright, but what can I write on this occasion. My creative juices do not flow as much as they did one decade back and so I was quite at a loss for ideas.

Then I thought of a far-fetched idea. Today is 4300th day after the blog started. Likewise there was a date that precedes the beginning of the blog by 4300 days. What date was that ? What was I doing on that day ?

My calculation shows that the 4300th day prior to 19 july 2008 gives us the date of 10 October 1996. It was Thursday, Ashwin , Krishn trayodashi, the day of Masik Shivratri, which is observed every month on Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha, which fell on this date.

Where was I on that day ? I was at Hubli. I had spent two years one month at Hubli and I was on the verge of being transferred. To the best of my knowledge, my transfer order was not issued by this date. It was issued a few days later and I was transferred to Secunderabad.

Did any important event happen on that day ? On checking, I find that Australian cricket team has arrived India those days and they played a solitary test. This one off test was played in New Delhi and it started on this day, viz 10 october 1996 !

Guess what was the result ! India won the test in four days, winning by 7 wickets.

When I look back at those days, i find that my postings in those parts of the country had some interesting results on the polity of the nation. When I was allotted that zone of South Central Railway, no one in India even thought that a South Indian could ever be Indian PM. My posting in those parts changed all that.

My first posting was in Andhra Pradesh followed by Marathwada (Nizam area). The next general election saw Narsimha Rao, belonging to the same parts becoming PM of the nation. No one can deny that this event, which was a big freak event in Indian history changed the fate of India for the better.

My next posting was to Hubli. To make matters doubly interesting, the next general election saw H D Devegowda of Karnataka becoming the PM of India !

PM ship was not the only thing I was causing to happen. Cricket in those parts also saw reaching its zenith. Azharuddin of Hyderabad became Cricket captain of India and remained so for one decade.

After I joined at Hubli, Karnataka became cricketing powerhouse of India.

Take this test, that began on 10 october 1996 for example. There were as many as five Karnataka players in the playing XI. Four out of five bowlers were from Karnakata and together they claimed 16 out of 20 Australian wickets to fall.

The five Karnataka players who played in this test team were Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi and David Johnson.

While Kumble had made his debut six years ago, other four had made their debuts in 1996 itself. David Johnson in fact made his test debut in this test.

Please remember that Jawagal Srinath was not there in the playing XI !

In subsequent years, more Karnataka players played for India, namely Dodda Ganesh and Vijay Bhardwaj.

Having done my bit for Karnataka cricket, I went back to Hyderabad. As soon as I got posted there, VVS Laxman of Hyderabad made his test debut in November 1996. 🙂 Forget V V S Laxman, I ensured that even a mediocre player called Noel David got to play for India. 🙂

All these players may thank me later. I am in no hurry to get thanked. 🙂 Ye to mera farz thha.

Enough of those old memories. Let us now round up the discussion with a song.

While looking for a song to go with this writeup, I came across a song that was quite popular those days, though I never became aware of its details. Just now, I have become aware that this iconic song is from “Munimjee”(1972). This movie, produced and directed by Jugal Kishore for Jugal Kishore Productions, Bombay had Yogita Bali, Anil Dhawan, Ramesh Deo, Jayshree T, Junior Mehmood, Nazeer Hussain, Chandrashekhar, Maruti, Leela Mishra, R Wasti, Shahgul, Mohan Sherry, Ranjan, Narbad Shankar, Tulsi, James Bond Julian, Sudesh, Jagdeesh Shrotia, Deepak Thakur, Ratan Gaurang, Amrit Mahendra, Naginder, child artist Master Mohit, Parween Kotak, Nawal Kishore, Jameel, Saleem, Ali Raza, Balchand, Ravi, baby Manisha etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered. The song under discussion is definitely the only reason why this movie is remembered. Personally I only remembered the song, I was not even aware of the movie. 🙂

The sensuous song is picturised on Jayshree T and a sadly miscast Ramesh Deo as a frolicking in water song.

The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Lyrics of this song were supposedly penned jointly by Hasrat Jaipuri and Neeraj. This lyrics appears to be the work of Neeraj to me, though.

Usha Khanna is the music director.

Audio

Video

Song-Paani mein jale mera gora badan (Munimjee)(1972) Singer-Suman Kalyanpr, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan paani mein
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan paani mein
mere badan ki jwaala se
lahron mein dekho kaisi lagai agan
lagi agan pani mein
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan
pani mein

dekho o o
thhandi thhandi aag ye sataaye
aaye ae
aake koi aag ye bujhaaye
dekho o
thhandi thhandi aag ye sataaye
aaye
aake koi aag ye bujhaaye
jaloon main
jale dil
jale ?? haaye re
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan paani mein
mere badan ki jwaala se
lahron mein dekho kaisi laagi agan
laagi agan
paani mein
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan paani mein

aaya aa
kal koi sapnon mein aaya
aake ae
aake mujhe usne jagaaya
aaya aa
kal koi sapnon mein aaya
aake ae
aake mujhe usne jagaaya
bola main tere liye aaya hoon
haaye re
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badan paani mein
mere badan ki jwaala se
lahron mein dekho kaisi laagi agan
laagi agan
paani mein
paani mein jale
paani mein jale mera gora badadan paani mein


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Blog Day :

4256 Post No. : 15476 Movie Count :

4265

“Aashiaana”(1974), not to be confused with “Aashiaana”(1952) was directed by Saiyyad Hassan for Dev Kala International, Bobay. This obscure movie had Sunil Kumar, Neetu Singh, Harindra Chattopadhyay, RameshDev, Habiba Rahman, Khalid Almas Safdar, Dunlop, Hyderabadi etc with guest appearances by Jayshree T, Gajanan Jaageerdaar, Ratnamala, Suhail and Roopesh Kumar.

The movie had three songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Aashiaana”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor. Neeraj is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hari-Arjun.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song which sounds like a cabarata dance song/ club dance song to me.

With this song, “Aashiaana”(1974) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare (Aashiana)(1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Hari Arjun
Both

Lyrics

aaja na
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho aa jaa naa
pyaas hai paani hai
aaha aaha
mast jawaani hai
aaha aaha
masti suhaani hai
aa jaa naa
ho o
aajaa naa
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho aa jaa naa

ho o ang ang kamal phool phoole dekh
aa ke zara zulf meri chhoo le re
ho o o o
ang ang kamal phool phoole dekh
aa ke zara zulf meri chhoo le re
aaah
aaaaaa
roop hai raag hai
geet hai saaz hai
paani mein aag hai
aa jaa naa
ho aa jaa naa
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho aa jaa naa

ho o o
reshmi chhaaon ye chhoote naa aa
pyaar ka sapna kabhi toote naa
o o
reshmi chhaaon ye chhoote naa aa
pyaar ka sapna kabhi toote naa

haa aa
haa aa
hahahahaha
rang tarang hai
phoolon ka sang hai
ang mein ang hai
aa jaa naa
ho o
aa jaa naa

ho o
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho o aa jaa naa

ho o
ye phuhaar
haaye sahi jaaye na
baat kahoon aur kahi jaaye na
ho o
ye phuhaar
haaye sahi jaaye na
baat kahoon aur kahi jaaye na
na na
hmm hmm
na na
thhandi jalan hai re
meethhi chubhan hai re
teekhhi tapan hai re
aa jaa naa
ho o
aa jaa naa
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho o aa jaa naa

ho o
doob ke aaj paar jaayenge ae

mar ke hum naya janam paayenge
ho o
doob ke aaj paar jaayenge ae
mar ke hum naya janam paayenge
tu man meet hai
praan hai preet hai
jeewan geet hai
aa ja na

ho o
aa jaa naa
pyaar pukaare singaar pukaare
bahaar pukaare
ho aa jaa naa
ho aa jaa naa
aa jaa naa


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Blog Day : 4193 Post No. : 15376

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 2
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“Laal Patthar” (1971) was produced by FC Mehra and directed by Sushir Majumdar. The movie had Raaj Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Hema Malini, Raakhee, Ajit, Asit Sen, Paintal etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Neeraj is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Raakhee, with Hema Malini also listening to the song from her room.

[Ed Note: (Update) This song is being included in the Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020). Its 10-year date is actually 11 Jan, but it got posted on 10th.]

Audio

Video

Singer-Phoolon se meri sej sajaao (Laal Patthar)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

phoolon se meri sej sajaa do
aaj main loongi janam dobaara
chanda ki bindiya
taaron ke kangan
sapnon ke laao haar
saanson mein meri kesar mahke
angon mein jhoome bahaar
aisa karo singar sakhi ri
sudh budh bhhoole shyaam hamaara


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 : 4004 Post No. : 15107

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 38
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal-1965’. This movie was introduced on the blog on this day ten years back viz on 5th July 2009.

The movie ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal-1965’ is known mainly for its ‘epic song’ ‘Caravan guzar gaya’ written by Neeraj. The movie made its debut in the blog with this song.

Whenever I come across ‘milestone movies’, ‘epic movies’, or ‘the movies which have left a mark in the annals of Hindi film history’, I feel the urge to find out more about such movies and to share its songs on the blog if the opportunity for that still exists. I get an opportunity to share a song from this mvie today. I think that it is the first opportunity for me to cover a song composed by Roshan, one of my favourite music directors.

Though only one song from the movie is supposed to be left over, I found out that the number of leftover songs is not one but two.

As per HFGK this movie had seven songs (including one multiple version song) only. Movie information on wiki listed eight songs for this movie.

The one song not mentioned in HFGK is a song which plays in the background when the titles of the movie keeps rolling, and this is the song we are going to present here today.

The other remaining song from the movie is penned by Manmohan Tiwari according to HFGK. However, the movie titles only mention the name of Neeraj ji as lyricist for this movie.
So I guess that the today’s song is also written by Neeraj ji.

(I would request our editors and knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.)

Now, for all such movies and their songs where we wish to cover the relevant details, trivia or biographical information about the ‘cast and crew’ of that movie we always have few posts which comes with such information.
Details of this movie and its songs, including trivia etc are covered in posts on the songs , viz.

Mero sainyya gulabiyo ko phool
Isko bhi apnaata chal usko bhi apnaata chal
and
Caravan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe

After today’s post, just one more song from the movie is left to be covered. I can say that the remaining song will waiting for an appropriate occasion before that song gets covered. 🙂

Looking back at this date ten years back, songs from following movies were covered on the blog on 05th July 2009;

‘Umang-1970’ All Songs covered
‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal-1965’
‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahein-1959’ All Songs covered
‘Jhoola-1962’ All Songs covered
‘Aaraam-1951’ All Songs covered
‘Aarzoo-1950’ All Songs covered

‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ was directed by R. Chandra for Shri. Vishwabharati Films. It had Tanuja, Rajeev, Leela Chitin, Shobhna Samarth, M.A. Latif, Renuka Rai, S.K. Prem, Ulhas, Bhalla, Raj Kishore, Khurshid Bawra and others.

Music for this movie was composed by Roshan and lyrics were written by Neeraj and Manmohan Tiwari (one song).

Today’s song is sung by Bhupinder Singh. It is a background song that plays with titles rolling on the screen. This song also has a second part which appears at the end of the movie.

Today’s song is a motivational song that seeks to inspire the new generation to bring about a positive change in the society for the upliftment of all. Thisis is in complete contrast to the debut song of this this movie ten years back on the blog, which was a ‘melancholic song’ (as Atul ji mentioned in his post ten years ago).

Let us now listen to today’s song …

Video (Part I)

Video (Part II)

Song-Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro (Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal)(1965) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

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Part I
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Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaro
Khilo phalo is tarah ke
Poore chaman ka poora libaas badley
Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaro

Likho jawaani ke naam khat wo
Ke phool ban jaayen khaar saare
Be-roshni ki lagaao kalmen
Zameen pe ugne lagen ae sitaare
Badaldo pichchhle hisaab aise
Ulat do gham ke naqaab aise
Ke sab ki sab ye zameen badley
Ke sab ka sab ye aakaash badley
Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaro
Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaro]

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(Part 2)
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Nayi umar ke naye sitaaro
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaro
Khilo phalo is tarah ke
Poore chaman ka poora libaas badley
Nayi umar ke naye sitaaron
Nayi fasal ki nayi bahaaron

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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(भाग -1)
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नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो
खिलो फलो इस तरह के
पूरे चमन का पूरा लिबास बदले
नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो

लिखो जवानी के नाम ख़त वो
के फूल बन जाएँ खार सारे
बे-रौशनी की लगाओ कलमें
ज़मीन पे उगने लगे ए सितारे
बदलदो पिछले हिसाब ऐसे
उलट दो ग़म के नकाब ऐसे
के सब की सब ये ज़मीन बदले
के सब का सब ये आकाश बदले
नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो
नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो
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(भाग -2)
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नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो
खिलो फलो इस तरह के
पूरे चमन का पूरा लिबास बदले
नयी उम्र के नए सितारो
नयी फसल की नयी बहारो


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 : 3727 Post No. : 14668

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा॰ ॰ ॰

There is always a freshness – a freshness as fresh as the cool early morning breeze. Pick up any film, and you will find this freshness wash all over you, as the music and the songs of that film play. Be it “Nadiya Kinaare Heraaye Aayi Kangna”, or “Naina Diwaane, Ik Nahin Maanen”, or “Thandi Hawaayen, Lehra Ke Aayen”, or “Ye Raat Ye Chandani Phir Kahaan”, or “Phaili Huyin Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen”, or “O Nigaahen Mastaana”, or “Mehfil Mein Aaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se”, or “Khoya Khoya Chaand”, or “Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukaar”, or “Haule-Haule Jiya Dole”, or “O Mere Bairaagi Bhanwra”, or “Megha Chhaaye Aadhi Raat”, or “Sun Ree Pawan, Pawan Purvaiya”, or “Sandhyaa Jo Aaye Mann Ud Jaaye”. . . the list seems to be endless.

Other authors have written about this; this and the daily routine of his morning walk – creating the rhythm with snapping of his fingers, and humming the melody softly in his breaths. That is where most of his masterpieces have come from – plucked out of the cool and fresh morning breeze during his morning walks. One can almost feel as if he saw the peacock when he contemplated on “Mann Mor Hua Matwaala. . .”. And one can feel the whiff of cold breeze in “Thandi Hawa Ka Shor Hai. . .” as the stanza lines of “Chupke Se Miley Pyaase Pyaase. . .”. Maybe it was an encounter with a dreamy eyed young lady that brought to life “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo Nasheeli Nigaahen. . .”. Or that the “Khoya Khoya Chaand. . .” melody came about on a day when the moon was still visible in the early morning gray skies. Conjectures all, but surely, the music came with the early morning breeze.

One also wonders where the eternity of melancholy came to him – “Pyaar Ne Kitne Sapne Dekhe. . .”, “Dukhi Mann Mere. . .”, “Bharam Teri Wafaaon Ka. . .”, “Badi Sooni Sooni Hai. . .”, “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The. . .”, “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .”, “Saathi Na Koi Manzil. . .”, “1 . .”, “Tum Mujhse Door Chale Jaana Na. . .” – and many more. Maybe so, that these compositions simply cannot be believed to exist outside of Sachin Da’s regime.

Celebrating the anniversary of his birth today (1st October), I present this completely forgotten and unknown piece of music that is a very short song that plays when the credits of the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) are rolling on the screen. Practically all the songs that Sachin Da has sung for the screen, have all been accounted for on our blog. But not this one.

The unmistakable folk flavor, that is Sachin Da’s favourite genre, is present predominantly in this music piece. As the prelude of this music plays on, one is struck by how the maestro has melded the music with the sounds of machinery and the hammering sound of the miner’s picks and axes. Really remarkable.

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा
दिल मेरा नाचे थिरक थिरक॰ ॰ ॰

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा

 

Song – Phulwa Mangaao Zara Angna Sajaao Gori (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – SD Burman, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD  Burman

Lyrics

hey ey..ey..ey
phulwa mangaao zara angna sajaao gori
bichhde balam ghar aayenge

ye ey..ey..ey
jiyaha ye doley jaise neem ki hi pori
bichhde balam ghar aayenge
bichhde balam ghar aayenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
फुलवा मंगाओ ज़रा अंगना सजाओ गोरी
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे

ये ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
जियाहा ये डोले जैसे नीम की ही पोरी
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 : 3654 Post No. : 14511

ruke nahin koi yahaan naami ho ki anaam
koi jaaye subah ko koi jaaye shaam

— Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’

With the passing away of Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’ in the evening of July 19, 2018, the country has lost the last doyen of the progressive school of Hindi poetry. And with this, we have lost another ‘Sahir Ludhianvi’ of Hindi film songs. His association with Hindi film industry especially during 1970-75 had taken the Hindi film music to a new height. I would say that Neeraj has elongated the golden period of Hindi film music.

At a time when Hindi poetry were majorly influenced by ‘Chhaayawadi’ (Romanticism) poets like Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranandan Pant, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Niraala’ and Mahadevi Verma, it was first Harivansh Rai Bachchan followed by Neeraj who departed from the genre of Chhaayawad poetry and started writing in a language understandable to the common man encompassing all the facades of human life. Neeraj was always a people’s poet.

I first became aware of Neeraj as a poet when I was in 9th standard. Our Hindi teacher spoke about him in the context of one of his poems in our syllabus. I do not remember now as to which was the poem. But I distinctly remember to have heard our teacher saying that he was one of the emerging Hindi poets of post-chhaayawad period. After having moulded with the poems of chaayawadi poets during our early high school days, I personally found Neeraj’s poems at that time a bit ordinary as compared with poems of chhaayawadi poets.

In my early college days (first year and intermediate), I came to know more about Neeraj thanks to our Hindi lecturer who was an admirer of his poems. Although I had heard on radio the popular songs from ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965), it was from our Hindi lecturer I came to know that these popular songs were written by none other than Neeraj. At that time, I was not deep into the lyrics of the Hindi film songs. My reaction to this news was one of the surprises – how a Hindi poet could downgrade himself as a lyricist!

It took me another 5 years to appreciate the work of Neeraj as a lyricist by which time I was majorly engrossed in Hindi film music. His popular songs like kaarwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe, dekhti hi raho aaj darpan na tum, wo ham na thhe wo tum na thhe made me to go through the lyrics afresh. All these songs looked more poetic than the lyrics which we were used to listen. Yet they were simple to understand.

By now, I had become an ardent admirer of Neeraj. There was a time in the early 70s, when I used to watch films which had Neeraj as lyricist.I recall a few films like ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Pehchaan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) etc which I saw in the theatres. I realised that here was a poet who used imageries and metaphors in a novel way to add freshness to the songs. Examples: Shokhiyon mein gholaa jaye phoolon ka shabaab, phoolon ke rang se dil ki kalam se, bas yahi apraadh main har baar karta hoon, khilte hain gul yahaan khil ke bikharne ko, megha chhaaye aadhi raat, jeewan ki bagiya mahkegi, dil aaj shaayar hai gham aaj naghma hai.

After my retirement in 2006, I started reading Neeraj’s non-filmy poetic works and appreciating his poetry. He was really a people’s poet. I can now say that just as popularity of ‘Madhushala’ written by Harivash Rai Bachchan had put his other higher literary works in the background, the popularity of ‘kharwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahen’ and other hindi film songs of Neeraj have relegated into background. With his more than 5 decades of poetic work, the article would become too long. So I will confine myself mostly to Neeraj’s filmy career in this article.

Gopaldas Neeraj was born on January 4, 1925 in the Purwali village of Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. At the age of 6, his father passed away. He was sent to his aunt’s house in Etawah for schooling. However, due to the precarious financial condition, Neeraj had to discontinue his studies after 10th standard did some odd jobs at Etawah and later in Delhi in the 1940s to earn for the family. While working, he completed his graduation and in 1953, he passed MA in Hindi literature with first class. He was associated with Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh as Lecturer and retired as a Professor of Hindi literature from the same college.

Neeraj’s inspiration for writing Hindi poems came from a collection of poems titled ‘Nisha Nimantran’ (Invitation to Night) written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan which he had read when he was in 9th class. Thereafter, he started writing poems and attended Kavi Sammelan in which among others, Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the main attractions. By 1960, Neeraj had become one of the most sought after poets for Kavi Sammelan held all over India.

Sometime in 1960, Neeraj visited Bombay (Mumbai) to recite his poems in a Kavi Sammelan. Music director Roshan was one of those from the film industry who was impressed by his poems. Roshan offered him to write lyrics for the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which Neeraj politely declined stating that he could not leave his job. He however suggested to Roshan that if found suitable, he could select a few of his published poems for the films. So, most of the songs from the film was based on Neeraj’s published poems.

Chandrashekhar, who was producing and directing his maiden film ‘Cha Cha Cha’ (1964) wanted Neeraj to write lyrics for the film. Neeraj obliged him by writing two songs for the film – ‘wo hum na thhe wo tum na thhe’ and ‘subha na aayi shaam na aayi’ which became very popular. He also wrote songs for films like ‘Sati Naari’ (1965), ‘Tu Hi Meri Zindagi’ (1965), Majli Didi’ (1967), Kanyadaan’ (1968) etc. But uptil now, Neeraj had done the song writing as a part time work without leaving his full time job as Lecturer in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh.

Sometime in early 1960s, Dev Anand had met Neeraj at a mushiara in Mumbai. At that time, Dev Anand had told him that he liked the language in his poems and hope to work with him some day.

One day, Neeraj saw an advertisement of the announcement of the film ‘Prem Pujari’ (1971) in which he saw the name of Dev Anand as director and S D Burman as music director. However, there was no name of song writer. So Neeraj wrote to Dev Anand recalling his conversation at the mushiara in Mumbai and offered to write songs for the film. Within a week, Neeraj got a hand written reply from Dev Anand requesting him to come to Mumbai and meet S D Burman, the music director. In an interview which appeared in May 21, 2015 issue of ‘The Hindu’, Neeraj revealed:

He put me in luxurious hotel in Santa Cruz and paid me Rs.1000 even before signing me. Next day, he took me to S.D. Burman, who showed apprehensions about a poet’s ability to write to tunes and a given situation. Dev Anand said that he should not worry. He should give the tune and if Neeraj failed, he would remain his guest for six days and enjoy Bombay. Burman Da gave me a tune and said the song should start with ‘Rangeela Re’ and it is about a girl who sees her beloved coming to a party with another girl. It should have elements of frustration in love, jealousy and satire. I worked the whole night and came up with ‘rangeela re tere rang mein youn ranga hai mera mann’.

Next day, he went to Dev Anand’s office and showed what he had written. After reading it, he embraced Neeraj and exclaimed how he could do it in one night. He immediately took me to Burman Da’s home and proudly presented me to him and said: See, I told you, Neeraj has done it. When Burman Da listened to it, he said ‘Dev you go now. We will sit together. After Dev Anand left, Burman Da admitted that he gave me this complex situation to make me give up. After that, we three began to bond. …… I wrote my best songs for him and the biggest royalty I get is from the songs that I wrote for Dev Anand, adding that he never signed a contract with him.

After the success of his songs in ‘Prem Pujaari’ (1970), Neeraj left his job at Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh and shifted his base to Mumbai to become a full time lyricist in Mumbai film industry. The success of his songs in films like ‘Pehchan’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), ‘Gambler’ (1971) etc gave further boost to his career.

During his active career (1970-75) in Hindi film industry, Neeraj mainly worked with S D Burman and Shankar-Jaikishan with whom he had developed good rapport. With the death of Jai Kishan in 1971 and S D Burman in 1975 Neeraj, on record, considered himself as an unlucky poet in Hindi film industry. Sometime after the death of S D Burman, Neeraj bid adieu to Hindi film industry and rejoined as Professor of Hindi literature in Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh. My own gut feeling says that being a sensitive poet, Neeraj may have felt uncomfortable to work with new music directors with whom he might have creative differences.

Neeraj did occasionally write lyrics for some films by sitting at Aligarh in post-1975 period. The last film for which he wrote songs was ‘Chargesheet’ (2011) which happened to be the last film produced and directed by Dev Anand.

As our homage to Neeraj, I have selected a lesser known song from the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) which seems to have become a ‘back-bencher’by his other popular songs from the film. The song is ‘isko bhi apnaata chal’ sung by Mohmmed Rafi and composed by Roshan. The scene in the film is that of Kavi Sammelan where poets are reciting their poems. But the hero Rajeev recites his poem by singing.

The song is of nearly 6 minutes’ duration in the audio clip. However, in the film, it is reduced to about 3 minutes duration by skipping two antaras of the song.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Isko bhi apnaata chal usko bhi apnaata chal(Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Based on audio)

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

idhar kafan tak nahin laash par
udhar numaayish resham ki
yahaan swayamvar kare chaandni
wahaan na raat kate gham ki
dharti kankad patthar maare
ambar ugle angaare
koi poochhe baat na is bagiya mein dukhiyaa shabnam ki
sukh ki umr badhaata chal
dukh ko kafan odhaata chal
miley jahaan bhi mahal usey
kutiya ke paas bulaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

bikaa biki sab oar machi hai
aane au do aanon par
asmat bikey doraahon par to
pyaar bikey dukaanon par
dagar dagar par mandir masjid
qadam qadam par gurudwaare
bhagwaanon ki basti mein hai
zulm bahut insaanon par
khidki har khulwaata chal
saankal har katwaata chal
is par bhi raushni na ho to
dil kaa diyaa jalaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal
raahi hain sab ek dagar ke
sab par pyaar lutaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

hriday hriday ke beech khaaiyaan
lahu bichhaa maidaanon mein
ghoom rahe hain yuddh sadak par
shaanti chhipi shamshaanon mein
zanjeeren kat gayin magar
aazaad nahin insaan abhi
duniya bhar ki khushi qaid hai
chaandi jade makaanon mein
tat tat raas rachaataa chal
panghat panghat gaataa chal
pyaasaa hai har praan nayan kaa
gangaa-jal chhalkaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal

nayan nayan tarsen sapnon ko
aanchal tarsen phoolon ko
aangan tarsen tyohaaron ko
galiyaan tarsen jhoolon ko
kisi honth par baje na bansi
kisi haath mein been nahin
umar samadar ki de daali
kis ne chand baboolon ko
soyi kiran jagaata chal
roothi subahen manaata chal
pyaar naqaabon mein na band ho
har ghoonghat khulwaata chal
isko bhi apnaata chal
usko bhi apnaata chal


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 : 3475 Post No. : 13960

“मैं लेखक हूँ, लेखक”।

The year – 1956. The film – that zany, crazy, fun and pathos filled runaway hit titled ‘Funtoosh’. Remembered today for a fantastic portfolio of songs. And a very sensitive and effective performance by Dev Anand.

The film has a noisy opening inside a mental asylum. Dev Anand, one of the inmates, is being released to the outside world. He knows himself, as do others, only as ‘funtoosh’. Apparently he has endeared everyone in that blessed place, for when he leaves, everyone offers him a gift, piling him and his pockets with trinkets, small tokens, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, garlands, rings and what not. From a world that is upside down compared to the outside, ‘funtoosh’ makes a grand exit on a tricycle, smoking a pipe.

Of course his level of awareness and understanding does not include the fact that the outside world is very much the ‘downside up’ version of the world inside the asylum. With inherent goodness and simplicity of a person sans memories, it does not take long for the world outside and its people, to relieve him of all those gifts. Folks will dearly remember the song “Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa”, that is presented during this sequence of events.

In a matter of a few hours, and about 15 minutes into the film, ‘funtoosh’ is bereft of all his possessions, the gifts that were given to him by his friends from another ‘home’ that he had to leave. Evening is descending, and so is his mood – crestfallen. Dejected and doleful, he is sitting on the steps outside an Irani type restaurant, with a pen in his hand, his last worldly possession other than the clothes on his back. He is contemplating to write a letter to his friends back in the asylum, and he is visibly struggling to put down any words.

A bespectacled young man, carrying a couple of books under his arm, and lighting a cigarette, comes out of the restaurant, and pauses next to ‘funtoosh’, watching him trying to articulate something to write. He notices that ‘funtoosh’ has a postal envelop, but he does not have a piece of paper. He draws out a plain sheet from the notebooks he is carrying, and hands over to ‘funtoosh’.

‘funtoosh’ begins writing – “मेरे प्यारे दोस्तो”, (my dear friends) then pauses for a few seconds, then he draws a large question mark on the paper and signs it with a flourish – ‘funtoosh’. The bespectacled young man asks, “बस?” (that’s all?). ‘funtoosh’ replies – “इतना ही काफी है। ज़िंदगी के दो हिस्से होते हैं, एक सवाल, दूसरा जवाब। मैंने सवाल लिख दिया है, वो जवाब लिखेंगे” (I have written the question, they will write an answer).

Immediately the young man opens his notebook again, and starts to note down this philosophical gem. ‘funtoosh’ asks him why is he noting this down. The young man replies – “काम आएगा। मैं लेखक हूं, लेखक” (it will come handy, I am a writer). ‘funtoosh’ asks him so what does he write. The young man say – stories, about people like you. ‘funtoosh’ asks him whether he will write a story about him – ‘funtoosh’. The young man says – yes, why not. ‘funtoosh’, apparently is so moved by this interest and attention on part of the young man, he caps the pen in his hand, and forces it into the shirt pocket of the young man, saying that if he writes about him, then he should write using this pen.

And with that, it is the last of his worldly possession that ‘funtosh’ gives away to this young man.

The name if this young man does not appear anywhere in the credits, not even as a guest artist. At 22 years of age, this, in all probabilities, is Vijay Anand’s very first screen appearance. Not that his name has not appeared in credits before. Two years earlier, in 1954, when ‘Taxi Driver’, another Navketan hit was released, his name was introduced to the viewing public for the first time, in the role of the story and dialogue writer. But in this film, where he makes his first appearance on screen, his presence is not officially acknowledged anywhere.

Remembering Goldie – Vijay Anand – on the 84th anniversary of his birth today – 22nd January. A multi-faceted artist who has been an actor, producer, director, story and dialogue writer, film editor, and even sound editor.

In a manner of speaking, maybe a personal trait for keeping a low profile. For as we see his career develop, we find him making such cameo appearances in his films, completely unannounced. Folks will recall that Alfred Hitchcock used this device to make a fleeting appearance in his own films, and the viewers started to look forward to his films for, amongst other cinematic interests, to locate where does he make his signature cameo appearance.

Same with Vijay Anand – he also makes cameo appearances in his films. And he made another refinement on top of the Hitchcock-ian style of making a physical appearance. In place of making a physical appearance, he would lend his voice to a bit artist in a stray one-off dialogue, where one would least expect him to be. In the song “Pyaar Ka Raag Suno. . .” (‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ – 1963), he is one of folks that Dev Anand and Nutan encounter, as they are serenading in the staircase of Qutab Minar. And then, in film ‘Guide’ (1965), his voice is heard midway through the film, as an absolute non-entity is enquiring about Raju Guide from the attendant at the book stall on the Udaipur railway station platform. I had at one time prepared a brief list of such appearances, but I am not able to locate it right at this moment. I will update this para, as soon as I am able to locate it or re-gather that info.

When we talk of great artists and their creations, we generally wonder – why is it that they did not produce more. Yes, some artists are very prolific. But then, we must also realize that most works of art, especially cinema, takes a fair amount of time to complete one creation. Yes, Vijay Anand’s career seems to be less prolific in comparison. It seems to have its stop and start times. In 1954, he is scripting ‘Taxi Driver’. In 1955, his name appears in the star cast of the film ‘Joru Ka Bhai’, a comedy film made by Chetan Anand, his elder brother. In 1956, he is makes a cameo in ‘Funtoosh’. In 1957, he makes his debut appearance in a lead role – as the hero opposite to Shakila in the film ‘Agra Road’. 1957 also sees the release of ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’, his debut directorial venture. Hmmm. . . quite a watershed year for his career, making debut both as a lead actor and a director in the same year.

Then, a gap of couple of years and we see all the three Anand brother appear together in the 1960 social hit film ‘Kaala Bazaar’. Vijay Anand plays the first love interest of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone to France for higher studies, and returns to India during the second half of the film, when an uncertain relationship is developing between Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. And yes, he is also the director of this film.

Next we hear about him in 1963 – as the director of the film ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’. In between, there is  unconfirmed statements that he also was the shadow director of the film ‘Hum Dono’ in 1961.

1964 sees the release of Chetan Anand’s ‘Haqeeqat’ – he makes appearance as one of the soldiers in the army unit that is on the China border, and gets trapped in the winter snow as weather turns belligerent. He is present in the qawwali – “Ho Ke Majboor Mujhe Us Ne Bhulaaya Hoga”.

Come 1965, and we see the zenith of his creative career. Navketan’s ‘Guide’ is released, to a critical acclaim that predicts this film to be the best film Hindi cinema has produced. The prediction stands true today – more than fifty years later. The original author of the story, RK Narayan, was not too happy with the outcome, wherein Dev and Vijay had made some significant modifications to the original storyline. But the outcome of the final product says everything. The film is a grand tour of the human life, of the transformation of a soul from an expert guide, to a conman, to a sinner, and then on to a realization that takes the soul to horizons that are way beyond the mundane existence of this world, this life. The film remains to be seen yet once again, no matter how many times one has seen it. And the one man behind it – Vijay Anand. The performance he extracted from Dev Anand, is a remarkable achievement that even Dev was never able to replicate in his entire career.

And the songs of ‘Guide’ – each one of them deserves to be dealt with in separate individual write ups. The visualization and cinematography of “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” can simply not be bettered. The top shot of the lead pair in the rear of truck full of hay, or the low angle tracking shot of Waheeda Rehman’s feet as she is walking on the walls of the fort. Or the superb capture of the sunset ambience in “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” – a song that was completed in an unbelievable 4 shots. When I read this and then went back to review the video of this song again, it is now even a more staggering experience with this knowledge – just 4 shots. And more than just the songs – that have been viewed and viewed and viewed again and again, and written about and discussed and critiqued to no end – I would like to draw the attention of the readers to another musical piece, which keeps to just being short of a full fledged song. The snake dance in the village of snake charmers. The visualization, the settings, the lighting, everything about this piece is just out of this world – and I dare say, this would be probably the best on screen dance performance of Waheeda Rehman.

In 1966, we see his directorial capabilities reach a plane very different from ‘Guide’. The release is ‘Teesri Manzil’ directed by him. An edge-of-the-seat thriller cum comedy film, one sees Vijay’s song picturization capabilities touch even newer heights of perfection. If the songs of ‘Guide’ were about a traditional view of the life of this sub-continent, the songs of ‘Teesri Manzil’ brought in a rock element that had never been presented before as such. And no, I am not going to discuss the song details here – they are so much a favorite of every music lover, that I may just be holding a candle to what everyone already knows and believes in.

1967 – and another brilliant caper is in the making – ‘Jewel Thief’. Another taut thriller, another musical bonanza, and another set of memorable songs picturized so elegantly that it defies description to do justice. Yesterday I had written about the dance song of Jaishree T (from the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’), with the comment that it was probably the best on screen performance for her. I make a same kind of statement today – the song “Hothon Mein Aisi Baat. . .” has been acknowledged as the best dance performance of Vijayantimala in her entire career.

1968 – and we don’t know what to say about his film this year. He directed the Dev Anand – Asha Parekh starrer ‘Kahin Aur Chal’, produced under a non-descript banner titled JM Productions. The film seems to have sunk without a trace. The stories that emerged later were that this film was produced with the express requirement to show losses, for some tax manipulations. The producers withdrew the film almost as soon as it was released, to claim losses. The sad part is that the film has completely disappeared. It is known that even Dev Anand himself was searching for it. It was not a Navketan production so he had no control over its ownership. Nothing more is noted anywhere about this film, except that its songs are available. This curious situation kind of makes this Vijay Anand directed film as one of the most sought after cinematic assets in the industry.

After another gap of an unlettered 1969, Vijay is back in 1970, with the news of another blockbuster hit of a comic thriller – ‘Johnny Mera Naam’. Coming on the heels of ‘Teesri Manzil’ and ‘Jewel Thief’, this another taut thriller demonstrated Vijay going from strength to strength, and also continuing to refine his uncanny handling of on screen song presentations. The songs of this film are simply stupendous – the picturization of “Pal Bhar Ke Liye. . .” is unimaginably innovative and yes, very sweet – “Pal Bhar Ke Pyaar Pe Nisaar Saara Jeevan. . .”. And then, yes, the handling of a worried Hema Malini being followed by the police in the song “O Mere Raja. . . Waada To Nibhaaya”.

So far, so good. But then it gets even better in 1971. Moving away from the thriller genre, Vijay Anand directs ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ – which maybe barring ‘Guide’, is probably the most sensitive and a most mature handling of a theme of family sentiments, and human failings and triumphs. I was in school when this film was released. And in my haughtiness of the amateur school time discussions about human psychology and social issues, I thought very well of this film, given of course some ‘critical defects’ that I believed I must communicate to the director, if I could. That haughtiness and the thought of those errors is long past. And, as with a handful of some very excellent films, this is one which has a new learning to give every time one views it. I have seen this film every so often again and again, and simply do not get tired of it. The multi- faceted pushes and pulls that are experienced in real life, are so well depicted in this epitome production about human life.

I clearly remember the discussion I had with my school friends after seeing this film. I commented (quite amateurishly I must add) that seeing the last scene gives the feeling as if having a child was the only objective of this film. Over the years, I have not only regretted that statement, but have progressively revised my understanding as to what this film is trying to portray and achieve.

And then, just about this juncture, it seems as if Vijay has lost the luster and the touch. His personal inclinations seem to be distracting him more into his inside world. And the personal relationships that he went into and came out, did not help either. He was drawn towards Osho (Bhagwan Rajneesh). He got married to Loveleen, one of the followers of Osho. The marriage did not last long, and was dissolved. Some time passes and he confounds the world with his next marital alliance. He stirred a controversy of Himalayan proportions by marrying the daughter of his own sister.

As these personal travails haunt him, he continues to create more films but then how do you write about them after having talked about his creations till the 1971. No, I am not demeaning the value in the films that follow ‘Tere Mere Sapne’. A sampler follows – ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973, ‘Bullet’ in 1976, ‘Ek Do Teen Char’ and Ram Balram in 1980, ‘Rajput’ in 1982, ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in 1984, and ‘Main Tere Liye’ in 1986. All these are as a director. As an actor anther list to talk about – ‘Double Cross’ and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ in 1973, ‘Chor Chor’ and ‘Kora Kaagaz’ in 1974, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1978, and ‘Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz’ in 1981. We continue to see glimmers of his old self – the song ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. . .” in ‘Blakcmail’, and “Jo Main Hota Ik Toota Taara. . .” in ‘Chhupa Rustom’, are a throwback reminder of his prowess as a song director. His performances in ‘Kora Kaagaz’, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ and ‘Chor Chor’ are impressive and invite kudos. But with all this even, he seemed to have descended into the valleys. The sparkle that was Vijay – seemed to have been snuffed out.

In 2004 when he passed away, he was preparing to direct another Navketan film for Dev Anand – ‘Jaana Nahin Dil Se Door’. Apparently one (or more songs) were recorded. But it seems that the film was shelved when Vijay passed away. There is no mention of this film on Navketan’s web site.

I feel I have so much to write about this enigma that was Vijay Anand, but I will save that for another post. Coming to the song for today. And yes, by the way, we are Yippeee-ing the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ with this post. 🙂

Just this film itself evokes such emotions and memories that I wish I had posted all the songs of this film, and written about them. In the post yesterday, I had written about the celebration dance song, and somewhat of the story till that point in the film. Moving forward from there – the humble and grateful Phoolchand (role played by Sapru) gives a personal gift to Dr. Anand for having saved his newborn child’s life. It is a note of one hundred rupees. Mrs. Prasad (role played by Paro, the wife of Dr. Prasad (role played by Mahesh Kaul), the head of the hospital), takes an offense to this, and demands that Anand hands over that gift to her. Anand refuses. He decides to take on another job at another hospital in a village close by, rather than succumb to Mrs. Prasad’s demands for something he, at that point in time, feels very emotionally attached with.

Anand moves to the other hospital. The expected marriage of Nisha and Anand takes place. Nisha is pregnant for the first time. A mishap occurs. While at the market place, she is hit by a car that is recklessly being driven by an inebriated Seth Madhochand (role played by Premnath), the owner of the mining company in the village. Nisha loses the child. The rich Seth prevails over the judicial system, gets acquitted after producing tutored witnesses to establish that the accident was Nisha’s fault. Anand’s world is shattered. He leaves the village and returns to Bombay. In the starting scene of the film, one of his batch mates is pleading with him not to go the village. Now Anand returns to the same friend, who introduces him to others in the profession, and Anand, capable as he is, becomes one of the most sought after doctors in the city.

Affluence follows, no matter that Nisha’s life becomes a depressing bore. But Anand is so busy making money that he even overlooks the personal issues his beloved is going thru. Back in the village, the senior doctor, Dr. Prasad passes away. The hospital is renovated and expanded, and is to be re-inaugurated as a memorial to Dr. Prasad. Jagan (Dr. Jagannath Kothari, role played by Vijay Anand) comes to Bombay, seeking to convince Anand to return to the village hospital. Anand, flying high with the euphoria of financial success, declines the invite. Jagan returns to the village empty handed.

The day of the inauguration arrives. All arrangements are in place. All the village crowd is collected. But the local leader, who has been invited to do the honors at the inauguration ceremony, is late, with no information as to when he may arrive. At this juncture, I introduce Dr. Bhutani (role played by Agha). Bhutani is the village dentist, apparently the only one in the surrounding 20 some villages. And so a person of quite some eminence. Being in-charge of the ceremonies, he is also panicking with the non-arrival of the chief guest. He complains to Jagan, Jagan tells him to improvise. They enter the pandaal, and seat Mrs. Prasad in the chief guest’s chair. And Bhutani breaks into this song. The crowd present joins in, as does Jagan for the third antaraa, later in the song.

The singing voice is that of Manna Dey, which is lip synced both by Jagan and Bhutani on screen.

An important note about the presentation of this song. Originally, in the film, this song is presented as a three antaraa song, two sung by Bhutani, and one by Jagan. As I went back into the online world to search for this song, I am pleasantly surprised to discover a much longer version of this song, which most probably has been taken from the film’s LP. The person who has uploaded this, has put together this entire song as a single video. For the first three antaraas, he has retained the original footage. For the later three antaraas, he has improvised and done an edit / cut / paste to create additional footage from the original footage. So what we see in this clip is three antaraas of the original footage and three additional antaraas of an edited and spliced together footage. The blips are noticeable, but yet the person has done a fair enough job to make is look like a whole single song.

There is enough said, so I will abstain from typing further. Enjoy this song that tells of the ground realities of the social and political woes in our country. Although dated 1971, all the thoughts expressed in this song are still fully representative of what we are going through in current times. The travails are timeless, it seems.

But regardless, enjoy the song. 🙂 And oh yes, a reminder that with this post, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is now a part of yippeee-land on our blog. The details of all the songs posted is given below. Close to ten years it took, given that the first song of this film was posted in November of 2008.

 

Hey Mein Ne Kasam Li 227 8-Nov-08
Jaise Radha Ne Mala Japi 559 16-Jan-09
Jeewan Ki Bagiya Mahkegi 571 18-Jan-09
Mera Antar Ek Mandir Hai Tera 7387 22-Jan-13
Ta Thai Tat Thai Ata That Thai Tat 8274 2-Jul-13
Phurr Ud Chala Hawaaon Ke Sang Sang Dil Jaane Kidhar 13870 4-Jan-18
Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki 13953 21-Jan-18
Andhi Parja Andha Raja, Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja 13960 22-Jan-18

 

Song – Andhi Parja Andha Raja Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey..ey..ey
suno re
suno re
suno re. . . sajjano

andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
hey..ey desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
arey dharam ko kha gaye pandit mulla
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
hey..ey..ey
kauwwe khaayen. . . hey
kya bhaiya
kauwwe khaayen doodh malaai
hans marey haaye bhookha
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
oy reh gaye kewal jhande
hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
reh gaye kewal jhande
arey jhandon ko bhi le kar bhaiya
chalen sadak par. . .
dande
chalen sadak par dande
arey kaun desh ka dhyaan karey..ey..ey
kya baat hai
kaun desh ka dhyaan karey
kyaaa
sab hain kursi ke pandey
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

oo oo oo oo
oo oo
oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
arey ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ho oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
are raaj karey mehlon mein baithi
daghabaaj makkaari
daghabaaj makkaari
ey jitney daktar badhe..ey..ey..ey hey
jitney daktar badhe desh mein
utni badhi beemaari
haaye re haaye
utni badhi beemaari
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

———————-
stanzas not in film
———————-

dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
arey wo ban jaaye leader
aaa aaa
dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
wo ban jaaye leader
arey khoon pasina ek karey jo
wo ho jaaye phateechar
wo ho jaaye phateechar
kaun akal ki baat karey..ey..ey..ey
kaun akal ki baat karey
bhai sab par chadha shanichar
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

raat mein tha wo
kyaa
raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
arey subeh bana kangressi
arey raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
subeh bana kangressi
dal badlu ne neeti niyam ki
kar di aisi ki taisi
kar di aisi ki taisi
aey jiski laathi..ee
bhains usi ki
jiski laathi bhains usi ki
kya hai democracy
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

hey..ey..ey..ey
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
arey kala hui bedhangi
oo oo oo
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
kala hui bedhangi
arey angreji ka raag alaape
hindi ki saarangi
hindi ki saarangi
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
waah bhaiyaa
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
haaye karze ki kanghi
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki..ee..ee..ee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
सुनो रे
सुनो रे
सुनो रे ॰ ॰ ॰ सज्जनों

अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे खेत को खा गया सूखा
हे॰॰ए देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे धरम को खा गए पंडित मुल्ला
करम होई गया भूसा
करम होई गया भूसा
हे॰॰
कौव्वे खाएं॰॰॰ हे
क्या भइय्या
कौव्वे खाएं दूध मलाई
हंस मरे हाए भूखा
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
ओय रह गए केवल झंडे
हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
रह गए केवल झंडे
अरे झंडों को भी ले कर भइय्या
चलें सड़क पर॰॰॰
डंडे
चलें सड़क पर डंडे
अरे कौन देश का ध्यान करे॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्या बात है
कौन देश का ध्यान करे
क्या
सब हैं कुर्सी के पंडे
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
हो॰॰ओ दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे राज करे महलों में बैठी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
ए जितने डक्टर बढ़े॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए हे
जितने डक्टर बढ़े देश में
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
हाय रे हाय
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

———————-
अंतरे जो फिल्म में नहीं हैं
———————-

दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
are वो बन जाये लीडर
आ आ
दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
वो बन जाये लीडर
अरे खून पसीना एक करे जो
वो हो जाये फटीचर
वो हो जाये फटीचर
कौन अकल की बात करे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कौन अकल की बात करे भई
सब पर चढ़ा शनीचर
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

रात में था वो
क्या
रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
दल बदलू ने नीति नियम की
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
ए जिसकी लाठी॰॰ई
भैंस उसी की
जिसकी लाठी भैंस उसी की
क्या है डेमो क्रेसी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे कला हुई बेढंगी
ओ ओ ओ
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे अंगरेजी का राग अलापे
हिन्दी की सारंगी
हिन्दी की सारंगी
आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
वाह  भइय्या
अरे आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
हाए करजे की कंघी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई


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

Blog Day : 3474 Post No. : 13953

The film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is an intense personal favorite, as are many of Vijay Anand’s films. This film is a very sensitive, rational and balanced view of the healthcare systems in our country, especially in the rural areas. Of course, the time frame is of 1960s (the film released in 1971). The medical profession and healthcare systems have seen unbelievable transformations, especially the brazen and vulgar commercialization of this profession, that was once considered a hallowed service of the people. But maybe more of that later.

I like this film, in all its aspects. I know when this film was released, there were many articles in magazines and newspapers, trying to find and point out technical and medical faults with the film’s many medical scenarios. It was like pointing out the defects in a mango, that one is no doubt enjoying, but still complaining that the skin of the mango is too thick or too thin. 🙂 My counter to this discussion was – please, hold on, this is a film, a dramatization of human situations. The director is trying to tell a story, about a very important profession in the society, attempting to exhibit certain ground realities, and also trying to suggest some approaches. It is not a treatise on anatomy or cardiology, that should be scientifically perfect, but does not tell a story.

In my humble opinion, all aspects of this film are very creditable – be it the storyline development, be it the dialogues and dialogue delivery, be it the performances by individual actors – no matter what is the time that character spends on the screen, be it the pace at which the tale progresses, be it the subtle and overt messages it intends to present, or be it the music and the songs – each one of them being a gem status song. I am sure the readers are familiar with the many songs of this film, and they will agree to this statement. Neeeraj, the poet, and Sachin Da (SD Burman) have collaborated to create and bring a set of such beautiful and meaningful songs. And when one tops that with Vijay Anand’s handling of the song picturization scenarios, it is like ‘सोने पे सुहागा’.

Let us take today’s song for example. This is the penultimate song of this film to be posted (and yes, we should be on the lookout for a Yippeee call for this film, very shortly 🙂 ). The story revolves around a small town, and the small hospital this town has. The senior doctor in this hospital (role played by Mahesh Kaul), who founded this hospital, is in the evening of his life. He is part paralyzed, and not fully capable to handle his duties as the Chief Medical Officer. His wife (role played by Paro), on the other hand, rules the hospital with an iron hand, and does not allow the inability of her husband to manage the setup, to be exposed to the outside world or to the regulatory authorities. Another senior doctor in the hospital is Dr Kothari (role played by Vijay Anand), who has given up his battle with the complexities of life, and is drowning himself in drink, in the anonymity of this small out of the place village. Into this scenario steps in Dr Anand (role played by Dev Anand). A recent graduate, he is fresh young mind with hallowed dreams of serving the poor people.

The situation for the song is that an elderly couple in the village (roles played by Sapru and Dulari), very hesitatingly and bashfully announce to the doctors at the hospital that they are on way to the first child in their lives. There is happiness and good news scenario, punctuated by the sad news that the child, when born, is not breathing. Dr Kothari, the gaynecologist, is drunk and out cold, not in a position to even wake up. Dr Anand saves the day, and brings the child back into the living world, by attempting to and cleaning his windpipe which was blocking the child’s breathing. It is a day of salvation and new life for this old couple. Of course, celebration has to follow.

So the family has a celebration at their home, and this song, a dance by Jaishree T, is part of that celebration. Dr Anand is present, along with other invitees from around the village. Also present is Nisha (role played by Mumtaz) a school teacher in the local school. Of course, the amorous developments have already taken place between the new young doctor and this pretty school teacher. It is a match made in heavens, as they say. OK, but the rest of the story at another time. 😉

As with everything else in this film, even this dance is such an exquisite piece of performance. As I said earlier, in the hands of a master director like Vijay Anand – it has to be so. The performance is nothing short of a full blown onslaught on the senses, that it does not leave anytime for the viewer to breathe. The pace of music is so fast. The lyrics and words are tumbling right on top of each other. Neeraj has knitted together the words that catch you trying to keep pace with understanding them while hearing the next line. Burman Da’s melody, no matter is delivered at Presto speed, and one has to be very alert to keep pace with the music, still comes out to be an exquisite song delivery.

And the performance by Jaishree T – probably the best I have seen from her. The choreographer, Hiralal, has done a real great job in conceptualizing this dance. You may watch it more than once to check – no movements are repeated, even if the lines are being repeated. The dance goes from one breathless set of movements to the next, without a respite. The three minutes and some seconds performance just leaves one breathless, trying to keep pace with the words, the melody, the dancers movements, the dancers expressions – everything so perfectly blended together into a swirl of a pleasurable whirlwind experience. Just watch when Jaishree T dances and moves to the line – ‘sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani’. Or for that matter, just pick any line, and each line is expressed through her movements so exquisitely.

The performance and the words of the song, also work to further develop, whatever it is that is developing between the young doctor and the pretty schoolteacher, for one can catch them exchanging furtive glances as the performance progresses.

A lovely song, a fantastic performance, that I for one, simply am not tired watching it again and again. View, and enjoy, this onslaught on the senses. Exquisite performance all around.

 

Song – Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Asha Bhosler, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

mera saajan
o mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
raat ki rani chameli ki khushboo
sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

meri najaakat
hai lakhnauwa
choodi hai meri ajmer ki
choli silaai maine
dilli mein jaa ke
saari hai pehni chander ki
meri najaakat
hai lakhnauwa
choodi hai meri ajmer ki
choli silaai maine
dilli mein jaa ke
saari hai pehni chander ki
ras ki pyaali phoolon ki daali
laali main joban jawaani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

haaye
simmi jaisi raja
naak hamaari
saayera baanu jaisi chaal re
nakhre mere mumtaaj jaise
sadhna jaise mere baal re
simmi jaisi raja
naak hamaari
saayera baanu jaisi chaal re
nakhre mere mumtaaj jaise
sadhna jaise mere baal re
sone ki chidia
aafat ki pudia
gudia hoon main japaani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan
ho mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki
raat ki rani chameli ki khushboo
sheeshi hoon kewde ke paani
kali main raat rani ki
mera saajan phool kamal ka
kali main raat rani ki

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरा साजन
ओ मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
रात की रानी चमेली की खुशबू
शीशी हूँ केवड़े के पानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की

मेरी नजाकत
है लक्खनन्व्वा
चूड़ी है मेरी अजमेर की
चोली सिलाई मैंने
दिल्ली में जा कर
साड़ी है पहनी चंदेर की
मेरी नजाकत
है लक्खनन्व्वा
चूड़ी है मेरी अजमेर की
चोली सिलाई मैंने
दिल्ली में जा कर
साड़ी है पहनी चंदेर की
रस की प्याली फूलों की डाली
लाली मैं जोबन जवानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की

हाए
सिम्मी जैसी राजा
नाक हमारी
सायेरा बानू जैसी चाल रे
नखरे मेरे ममताज़ जैसे
साधना जैसे मेरे बाल रे
सिम्मी जैसी राजा
नाक हमारी
सायेरा बानू जैसी चाल रे
नखरे मेरे ममताज़ जैसे
साधना जैसे मेरे बाल रे
सोने की चिड़िया
आफ़त की पुड़िया
गुड़िया हूँ मैं जापानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन
हो मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की
रात की रानी चमेली की खुशबू
शीशी हूँ केवड़े के पानी
कली मैं रात रानी की
मेरा साजन फूल कमल का
कली मैं रात रानी की


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 : 3457 Post No. : 13870

 

phoolon ke rang se
dil ki kalam se
tujh ko likhi roz paati

Nirantar Neeraj’ – the name of a stage program that has been created by the Ibaadat group, on the life and works of this distinguished poet of this sub continent. [Ed Note: Ibaadat Foundation (www.ibaadatindia.org) is a non-profit group of lovers of poetry and film music, who conduct regular stage shows in various cities. Each of their programs is focused on an eminent poet. ‘Nirantar Neeraj’ was first staged in Delhi, in September 2014.] When I read the title of the, it enamoured me so much. A feeling of profundity follows the sound of this title.

Gopaldas Saxena ‘Neeraj’, turns 92 today. We all wish for him continued – ‘nirantar’ – time of good health, comfort and above all, creative passions.
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