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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 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 : 4020 Post No. : 15132

21st July, 1969 – a tiny me was waiting for the arrival of the school bus, around 6.40 am in the morning, at the end of the lane where we lived, in Karol Bagh area of Delhi. Three, maybe four other friends, going to the same school – executing the normal morning routine, with strap bags on shoulders, waiting to espy the school bus that we all recognized oh so well, to take a turn from a crossing about 200 metres away – to come, and to gobble us up, and to carry us to yet another day at the school. I think, it was too early in life to philosophize about the love-hate relationship with education, school and school teachers. It was still kind of an eager fun to travel in the bus and get to a classroom, and spend time watching teachers do their things on the blackboard, for us. Ah yes, the blackboards back then were actually black, and white chalks were then the standard instrument of communication between the teacher and us.

Sorry, I am jumping the gun – classroom and education is not the topic today; ‘waiting for the bus’ is. So as I was saying, four five of us kids were at the appointed place, at the appointed time – waiting to be picked. Some of these memories are so vivid and crystal clear in the mind, as if it was just yesterday. Ah yes, does seem like yesterday. I remember there was a bakery and confectionery shop right on the corner where we used to wait for the bus. It was a family run business – two brother partners. Over the years, the ownership of that shop has remained in the family, but the subject matter of the shop has changed from confectionery to designer clothing today. I still remember, the board on the shop – ‘Paul’s – Bakers and Confectioners’.

The kids’ interest of course was in the candies, toffees and chocolate items displayed in the shop’s show cases. The shop would be open before we reached the waiting point, because being a baker, he was catering to the early morning needs of milk and bread supply, to the early riser families, which, in those times, was practically all the families in the neighborhood.

Ah, sorry, I digress again – waiting for the bus it was. So the different thing that happened on that morning was the the bus did not come on time. It was kind of a pleasant, expectation filled feeling in the kiddy hearts – is the bus not coming today? Well, bus used to be late once in a while. And the tiny minds would be inventing conjectures about the school being closed for this or that unimaginable reason. But then, those dreams used to be shattered within a matter of minutes – late it would be, but then it would appear on the horizon, and the young footsteps would prance on to the four steps and into bus, starting another day at the school.

But that day, the few minutes extended into many minutes – and no bus. Although we were all in the mood to run back home and make a pompous announcement of the mystery of the disappearing bus. Of course, none had the courage to do so. It was a mindless wait, but the instructions to this kiddy platoon was to stay rooted to the bus stop area, and not to wander away – no matter how late the bus was. And we waited. No, the parents were not with us. We kids were in that gray transition zone of trust building age, that the parents would drop us at the bus stop, and head back home, with the confidence that the kid would certainly board the bus and spend another productive day at the school. And so we waited.

One of the more enterprising member of this waiting platoon ventured into the bakery shop and asked for time. “Seven o five”, we were told – goodness the bus was twenty five minutes late. This had never happened before. It was a first in the long years of the tiny age of experiences that the kiddy minds had accumulated till then. But then, in the absence of any instructions for this unexpected, first time, unheard of situation, we were clueless as to what should be done. So we waited – did not have courage to venture back home – the certain thought in mind was that parents would simply scold us and ask us to get back to the bus stop immediately and wait some more. There must be a valid reason – breakdown, accident, petrol finish – whatever, but it will come. So go back.

But it didn’t come. Another fifteen minutes passed. Still no bus. The uncomfortable squirming had now transformed into an anxious fear – have we already missed it? Has the bus come and gone and all of us missed it by a minute or something. Now the fear started to grow, since if the bus had already gone, then the fault would be ours that we were a minute or two too late to reach the bus stop. And so what were we doing, while ambling towards the bus stop from home, how did we reach the bus stop late? And why? All sorts of uncomfortable thoughts were now cycling through the mind. And we waited.

But the tension was unbearable now. The urge was to rush back home, but in the absence of an explanation, the apprehension of the consequences did not allow us to move. First time in the long years of tiny experiences, we were facing a helpless situation, the CPUs of mind were primitive and no conclusive directions were forthcoming.

Finally, we saw a ray of hope. We espied a senior student of our school, walking towards our bus stop. This person used to board from the next stop on the route, about half a mile ahead. He came, he declared, and we conquered. 😀 😀

He informed us that the bus would not be coming that day, since the school had declared a holiday. So head back home and take a day off. Whoosh. . . the mounds of stones of uncertainty were suddenly lifted, a new energy seemed to flow now, in place of the helpless limbo. I am very very sure, all would have had this ‘Whoosh’ experience sometimes in school life – an unexpected holiday announcement. It was like ‘छप्पड़ फाड़ के’ – I am using this phrase in hind sight. Of course I was not aware of this phrase or its implications at that time.

Then one of us had the curiosity strong enough to ask, what happened, why this unannounced holiday. The senior was not very sure himself. He said his father had called the school, and the school had announced the holiday – it was because of the moon landing. Totally bewildered with this information the tiny brains could not process, we externally expressed relief and happiness, lugged the bags over the shoulders once again, and walked back home.

It was almost one hour after the bus time, and of course the parents were totally surprised to see me back at the doorway. Dad asked what was the matter. And I recounted in brief, about the wait, the senior student, the information about the holiday announcement and moon landing. Dad started to laugh. He had already known about this news – well he was part of the editorial team that published the morning paper. So he already had the information about the event in the late hours of the previous night. But there was no news in the papers about the school holidays. So then he ventured to confirm – went to another neighbor’s place to make a call to the school. We did not have a phone at home in those times. He returned after a few minutes, and his smile confirmed the announcement, and laid to rest any apprehensions, that I would be held to fault, for making up such tall story.

I asked him, and he explained, quite lucidly of course – he had prepared the news story for print just a few hours prior. But much of that did not register into the brain. The moon landing, Apollo 11, US spacecraft, Neil Armstrong – some key phrases stuck in the mind. I took up the newspaper and read through the story. The quantum and the quality of significance did not sink in then. But yes, this idea did sink in very earnestly that the event that happened was some towering, huge, first of its kind accomplishment by USA. In the later years, as my interest grew in scientific topics, I would come to realize the depth of significance and importance of this huge event. The man had landed on another celestial body for the first time in the history (known history??) of the mankind. Yes, it was huge.

On 25th May, 1961, John F Kennedy, the then US President, made this proposal to the US Congress, to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Of course, the objective was achieved on 20th July, 1969.

And so the event, and its earth shattering significance has stayed with me now, for all these years – all because the schools declared a holiday that day – to celebrate this towering achievement of the human race. The man had reached the moon, and the school was closed in celebration.

Today, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment. Over the past 50 years, the science of astronautics, and the technology had progressed by leaps and bounds. But the ‘man on the moon’ event has this envious and non-duplicate-able quality about it – what more to say. The US scientists and NASA took almost 8 years to accomplish the target that their famous president had set for them. Long before that, the Indian cinema had already responded with the film ‘Rocket Girl’, in 1962, and with this humorous and lilting melody created by Prem Dhawan and Chitragupt.

Searching for an appropriate song for this celebration, I chanced to discover this fabulous gem of a song that has probably been considered lost and consigned to the deep. I tried to search for songs with reference to ‘chaand’. Another song from this film – “Na Jaane Chaand Kaisa Hoga” – is an iconic, popular hit song that is already posted on the blog. When I read the words of the mukhda of this, I was very curious to search and pull out this song, because the mukhda kind of hints at traveling to the moon. With some time spend, I am able to locate this song in my collection. As far as I could check online, this song is not yet available. So I prepared and uploaded this song, and here am presenting it for this celebration today.

Listening this song, I am so surprised that this song has remained obscure all these years. A vintage Chitragupt melody that takes the listener on a journey of lilting extravaganza – so beautifully tuned and so exquisitely arranged. The humming composition simply is not getting out of my mind at this time – the lady wants to travel to the land of the moon and have a romance amongst the stars, and gentleman is not at all convinced that they would reach there alive. 🙂  The words of the song are so interestingly crafted – it is a veritable treat to listen to.

‘Rocket Girl’ is a film from 1962, produced under the banner of Film Sansar, Bombay and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of actors is listed as Naaz, Sudesh Kumar, Jagdish Raj, Nilofer, Kanchanmala, Brahm Bhardwaj, Genius, Lal Bahadur, Mohammad Bhai, Ameer, Sandow, Shafi, Shammi, and Bhagwan Dada. Six songs are listed for this film, all from the pen of Prem Dhawan, with wonderful music compositions coming from the mind of Chitragupt.

I have no idea whether this film is about space travel, and visit to the moon. Listening to the two songs, it appears that his film is about space travel, I request our more knowledgeable readers to add more information about this film.
[Ed Note: Details about the film ‘Rocket Girl’ have already been posted by Arun ji, our in-house encyclopedia, with the earlier posted song of this film – “Na Jaane Chaand Kaisa Hoga”. The same are also available at Atul Movies – Rocket Girl (1962). Thanks to Aero Survey for this reminder.]

Fifty years of moon landing – and a surprisingly wonderful song to go along with – enjoy.

 

Song – Aa Ja Chalen Piya Chaand Waale Des Mein  (Rocket Girl) (1962) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge

basti nai sitaaron mein basaayenge
gaye jo wahaan palat ke naa aayenge
basti nai sitaaron mein basaayenge
gaye jo wahaan palat ke naa aayenge
aisi baaton se hum nahin darenge
na na na na
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge
oo oo oo
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge

jhoothe hain sabhi ye kisse chaand waand ke
le chaloon tujhe main zulfon mein baandh ke
jhoothe hain sabhi ye kisse chaand waand ke
le chaloon tujhe main zulfon mein baandh ke
jaao akele hum aahen bharenge
na na na na
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
oo oo oo
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge

kehte the tumhin
sitaare doonga tod ke
honge meri jaan
ye waade kisi aur ke
mil ke jiye hain mil ke hi marenge
na na na na
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge
oo oo oo
aa ja chalen piya chaand waale des mein
taaron mein hum jaa ke pyaar karenge
oo oo oo
teri kasam wahaan khair nahin jaan ki
marna hi hai to yahin pe marenge. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे

बस्ती नई सितारों में बसाएँगे
गए जो वहाँ पलट के ना आएंगे
बस्ती नई सितारों में बसाएँगे
गए जो वहाँ पलट के ना आएंगे
ऐसी बातों से हम नहीं डरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे

झूठे हैं सभी ये किस्से चाँद वांद के
ले चलूँ तुझे मैं ज़ुल्फों में बांध के
झूठे हैं सभी ये किस्से चाँद वांद के
ले चलूँ तुझे मैं ज़ुल्फों में बांध के
जाओ अकेले हम आहें भरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे

कहते थे तुम्हीं
सितारे दूँगा तोड़ के
होंगे मेरी जान
ये वादे किसी और के
मिल के जिये हैं मिल के ही मरेंगे
ना ना ना ना
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
आ जा चलें पिया चाँद वाले देस में
तारों में हम जाके प्यार करेंगे
ओ ओ ओ
तेरी क़सम वहाँ खैर नहीं जान की
मरना ही है तो यहीं पे मरेंगे

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This article is written by Raja, 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 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 : 4018 Post No. : 15126

Throughout the year, this blog notes anniversaries of various artistes. We celebrate their birth anniversaries, we remember, and observe with respect, their death anniversaries.

We occasionally also celebrate birthdays of Atulites here.

But there is one date that we all celebrate every year with a lot of love.

And that is this blog’s own birthday.

Yes, today, the 19th of July is the birthday of this blog.

This is the date, 11 years ago, that Atul, who started this blog, posted its very first song “mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar li”. A beautiful song, written by Kaifi Azmi saab, composed by Roshan, and rendered in Rafisaab’s voice.

What an auspicious start to the blog!

Since then, now a veteran of over 15000 songs, this blog continues to go strong, adding more treasures to its already abundant treasure-chest, and attracting visitors from around the globe.

At last count, the number of hits on the blog was close to 12 million!

Clearly, this blog has established itself as the go-to source for HFM lovers, especially those interested in accurate song lyrics, and with a desire to engage themselves also with a write-up associated with the song.

Over these years, starting as a one-song-a-day blog, it has evolved into multiple-songs-a-day, with a whole lot of features added to it over this period of time.

During the course of this journey, another very important development (at least for some of us here), is the formation of this group called Atulites.

It is nothing fancy as such. Atul started this journey 11 years ago, and there have been many who have visited the blog and enjoyed its content. But a few of us, have been regulars here over the years, either writing comments, or posts. We have developed a bond over the years, thanks to the blog. Many of us have had an opportunity to meet each other in person. Since it all started with Atul, we call ourselves Atulites. 🙂

As someone who has known this blog from day one, it is a great joy for me to see this blog now complete 11 years.

I’ve said this many times – but I will say it again – this blog is unlike any other blog out there. Most blogs don’t last beyond a few months or years. And even then, the posting on these blogs is sporadic. Maybe a post every few weeks, or even months.

This is mainly because it takes a lot of effort and time to post regular content on a blog. Yes, if it’s earning significant money for the author, or promotes him or her in any way, that might be motivation to keep posting. But otherwise, it loses steam, and ends up neglected.

Here, Atul has ensured that this blog has posts almost every single day since it was started. Sure, there have been the odd days without posts, but these have been very few over this 11-year period. This is truly remarkable – and is a testament to Atul’s dedication and discipline.

We must remember, and stress here, that this blog is a “labour of love” for Atul. Had it been a commercial venture, one can understand so much time and effort spent on it. But for Atul, it has just been his passion and love that has kept the blog going for all this while, with daily updates.

I must add here that, in the last few years, Atul has been helped in this process by the one and only Sudhir ji. Together they form a great team, ensuring the blog is always buzzing.
I can’t thank both of them enough for what they do for the blog.

Then there are the other contributors also who enrich the blog greatly by their contributions. Arunji is the first name that comes to mind, but there is a whole host of others – they know who they are. 🙂 Everyone has contributed in his, or her, own way to the blog.

All in all, it has been a wonderful 11-year journey. I am very glad to have been part of it, to have learnt so many songs I’d never heard before, and to have met so many wonderful people, thanks solely to this blog.

So a big thank you to Atul for this.

Even as I type this, it has just struck me that the IPL also started in 2008. The final was played on 1st June 2008 – and this blog started on 19th July 2008. I wonder whether there is a connection. Did the IPL inspire Atul to start this blog? 🙂

Now, quickly avoiding the brickbats coming my way for posing that last question, am moving on to the song for today.

I wanted a fun, lively, song because it is a happy occasion.

And, as usual, I went looking for a song from the era I am most comfortable with, while hunting for songs. That is, the 1970s. Often I come across a song that might not have been all that famous, but is special to me because I remember it from that time, and it brings back memories.

Today’s song is one such. It is from the film Dharkan (1972).

Now this film is one I distinctly remember seeing in my childhood. I remember liking it a lot too at that time. It had a different type of storyline.

From what I remember, the story was about a man travelling with his friend by train, to meet another long-lost friend (who happens to be very rich). This friend in the train gets greedy and kills this man. He then poses as him, and meets the long-lost friend, hoping to swindle him of his wealth. Of course, he needs to be careful not to get exposed.

I don’t remember the details now, but after some initial success, he begins to arouse suspicions about his identity.

The picturisation of this song reflects one such situation. As we can see, Helen and Sanjay Khan are taunting Roopesh Kumar, hinting to him that they know what he has done.

I need to see this film again – though it’s quite possible I might not like it now. 🙂 It happens sometimes that you see a film that you’d last seen decades ago – and it doesn’t have the same appeal anymore.

The moment I heard this song though, I immediately remembered the movie. It is classic Asha Bhosle, though the composer is not RD Burman, but Ravi. I remember this song very well from that time, though I’m not sure if it was popular then. The most popular song of this film was “main to chala, jidhar chale rasta” (which has already been posted here). This is the second song of the film to be posted here.

The video ends a bit abruptly, so the audio is included.

I hope you enjoy this song.

Here’s wishing the blog a very happy birthday – and many more to come.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab toone kuchh na kiya (Dhadkan)(1972) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhokha
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon
Lekin…
Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Waise to
Sab kuchh
Dekha hai
Duniya ki mehfil mein

Lekin
Aha
Koi bhi
Oho
Jaane na
Aha
Kiske kya hai dil mein
Ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai

O ho ho
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai
O ho ho
Kaun bhala yahaan kaun buraa hai
Kaatil hai kaun yahaan kisko pataa hai

O ho
Chehre ka tere kyun rang udaa hai
Hahahahahahahaha
Jab toone ae ae ae
kuchh na kiya aa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyun daraa daraa sa hai

Hai jhootha to
Arrey jhootha hai
Kab tak
asli roop chhupaayega

khooni to
aha
khooni hai
oho
ek din
aha
pakda hi jaayega
O o
phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai

ohoho
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir wo jalaa hai
Phool jo todaa toone phir wo khila hai
Diya bujhaaya tha jo phir se jalaa hai

Tera hi kaal tere saamne khadaa hai

Jab toone kuchh na kiya
haa
Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai ae

Kyun daraa daraa sa hai
Deewaane kyon daraa daraa sa hai

Paisa
Pa pa pa paisa
Daulat
Sa sa sa daulat
Haasil karne ke liye
Paap
Hahaha
Dhoka
Hohoho
Chhal
Ha
Fareb
Ha
Khoon


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Blog Day :

4000 Post No. : 15100

Today (1 july 2019) happens to be the first day of the month (pehli taareekh). People today arev no longer as happy and bullish about pehli taareekh as they were till a few decades back, nevertheless it remains an important day for people.

This time, it happens to be monday, the first working day as well. 😉 It is as if one is beginning a new month with a clean slate, with the first working day of the week. 🙂 There are people who dread mondays. I am sure regulars of this blog are not among such people. 🙂

This day happens to be quite an important day for the blog as well. Today is the 4000th day for this blog ! 4000 days of continous vibrant existence, with posts almost every day !

Out of 4000 days, there have been 217 dot days (5.4 % days) when no posts were published, otherwise there have been posts everyday on 3783 days (94.6 %) out of these 4000 days !

The peak daily strike rate of this blog was 4.626 posts a day on 1902th day of the blog on 2 october 2013 when 8800th post was posted. Those were the days when covering six songs in a day was considered normal in the blog. The strike rate began to fall from 2015 onwards and today on the 4000th day of the blog we are on 15100 only !

Did I say post number 15100 ? Yes, I did. Today on the 4000th day of the blog, we reach another century post, namely post number 15100 in the blog.

Many of our writeup contents, like our strike rate of posts have dried up as well, nevertheless we still summon enough creative juices for special occasions. Blog century post is one such special occasion.

This writeup is a labour of love (a favourite phrase for this blog) and it covers a topic that I wanted to cover on 5 june 2015, which was world environment day. Though I had considerable data on this topic, I was not able to convert all that data into useful and interesting information in the limited time that I could summon by that date. So I decided that this topic would be covered while discussing post number 15100. I discussed the matter with Sudhir Jee and requested him to find a suitable song. Finally we zeroed in on a song that is quite appropriate and suitable for the occasion as well as the topic being discussed in the song.

The topic of this writeup is environment. This writeup covers a man who has singlehandedly performed a Herculean task ( भगीरथ प्रयास) in the area of environment.

Who is this man and what he has done ?

Jitu Kalita, a Jorhat-based journalist who writes a popular column on nature in Prantik, an Assamese magazine, was stalking vultures when he found himself on the far side of Aruna sapori (sapori is the Assamese word for island), entering a forest, when a visibly perturbed tribal man practically attacked him and chased him off the land.

Later, Jitu Kalita managed to pacify the man and he convinced him that he was a journalist and not a poacher as apprehended by the tribal man. It was then that the tribal man, named Jadav Payeng, gradually opened up to Jitu Kalita and Jitu Kalita had the biggest news scoop of his career.

He is a man called Jadav “Molai” Payeng, a native of Assam. A man in his late 50s, he is an ordinary man who lives in a village near Jorhat (Assam). A tribal man of Mising tribe of Assam, he makes his living by milking his cattles and selling their milk.

When he was young, he lived with his parents and family is an island on River Brahamputra, near a small town called Kokilamukh located on south bank of the river.

In 1965, there was a big flood and that devastated the island (called Kartic sapori or Aruna sapori). Jadav Payeng’s family decided to move to another island to the north, namely Majuli island (which incidentally is the biggest river island in the world).

Before relocating, acute poverty compelled his parents to leave five-year-old Jadav in the care of Anil Borthakur, a court-master at the District Judge Court in Jorhat, who looked after his schooling.

In 1979, after he had appeared for his matriculation examination in a Jorhat School, Jadav Payeng visited his native place during summer season. What he saw there devastated him. He saw hundreds of dead snakes or the dry and hot sands. These snakes, which were washed ashore that island during rainy season, had died in summer because there was no vegetation growing in the sands that could protect and nurture these snakes. Jadav Payeng was heart broken. If snakes could die like this, then in future humans can likewise die if there is no vegetation to protect and nurture them- he thought. And he resolved to do something about that.

He approached forest department (where he had worked as a labourer in their project of afforestation), but they refused to help him and stated that it was not possible to do what he wanted.

Jadav Payeng asked the elders who lived in that area about some suitable vegetations that could be grown there. They advised him to grow world’s tallest grass. Initially confused, he later came to know that they described bamboo as world’s tallest grass. They also provided him some seeds.

Jadav Payeng began to plant seeds regularly from that day in 1979. Initially it was bamboo, and later, when Bamboo trees formed a decent enough self sustaining vegetation, he began to plant other variety of seeds as well.

Jada Payeng kept on and on for more than three decades unsung, unknown, unheralded. He obviously had genuine passion for the task that he could go on and on singlehandedly for this long without any support.

It was only thanks to the chance discovery by nature photographer Jitu Kalita that people came to know about this forest which was grown singlehandedly by one man.

This forest became so large and so thick that wild animals like Elephants (from Dibrugarh), Rhinos (from Kaziranga) and tigers (from Karbi anglong) found their way into his forest.

This jungle was named Mulai kathoni (Mulai jungle) by the local people, where Mulai was his nickname.

Jadav Payeng had built his tribal style home (known as Changghar – house on stilts in the Mising style) in the jungle where he lived with his family (wife and three kids). When the herd of elephants first arrived in the jingle in 2008, they overran his home.

He stood and watched from a distance and realised the magnitude of what he had done. While the others watched on, baffled, he was overcome with joy. And he had every reason to be – he has succeeded in bringing life (that too wildlife) back to the island.

But his celebrations were short-lived. A few days later, angry villagers, having assessed the damage to their crops, blamed Mulai Kathoni for attracting the elephants. One mob manifested their anger by cutting down trees while another set fire to a patch at the far end. He reckons he lost one tenth of the forest in that first wave of mindless violence.

Fortunately, things calmed down since. The forest department too realised that wild elephants had gone to this “new” jungle that they knew nothing about till then. The ex-gratia payment for damaged crops offered by the Forest Department, the media attention and accolades bestowed on Payeng helped in suppressing the rage of the villagers.

What was empty sandbar had transformed into a full fledged jungle spread over 1360 acres (550 hectares). The forest now had around 5000 trees of over 100 different species, all singlehandedly planted by him. The vegetation included shimloo, shishoo, bhelo, gamari, segun, jamun, aam, kathol, shirish, dimolu, kohee, koroi, arjuna, amla, kadam, krishnasure, aizar, two types of neem, bagori etc (all local names). Most he planted himself; others grew from the seeds dispersed by winds, birds and the Brahmaputra. The forest now had fullfledged fauna consisting of Elephants, tigers, rhinos , deers, monkeys, rabbits, vultures and other birds etc !

Central Park in Manhattan in New York, a famous man made jungle is spread over 843 acres (341 hectares). It was created thanks to the efforts of many men and machinery.

If Central Park is larger than countries of Monaco(202 hectares) and Vatican city (44 hectares), then this forest (now called mulai kathonibari or Mulai forest) is larger than Gibralter (area 680 hectares) of Great Britain and comparable to area cocos island of Australia (1373 hectares).

Jadav Payeng’s fame spread slowly. Initially it was confined to local media. From 2012 till 2015, he became known mainly among academic circles and he was honoured by JNU (2012) where he was hailed as Forest Man of India. In 2013, he was honoured by Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Earlier, only people have access to corridors of power used to get government awards. Now a days, public are being encouraged to nominate people for such awards. That is how many unknown and unsung people are being recognised these days. That is how someone recommended his name for Padmshree Award and he received Padmshree Award at the hands of President Pranob Mukherji in 2015.

The Padmshree recognition caught the eyes of media and gave him world wide recognition. Many TV channels of various languages have visited him and have featured him in their TV programs. Even International media have covered him. He began to be called nationwide and even abroad to attend seminars and conferences.

Though a school drop out, he has vast knowledge about nature and he talks like an environmentalists that he actually is. He has knowledge which many theoretical environmentalists may not be aware of. For instance, he knows that Rhinos, Elephants and ungulates prefer to eat three different kinds of grasses. He is not familar with the English or scientific names of these grasses though.

He gets invited all over India and also abroad. wherever he goes, he is on the lookout for seeds of plants, which he keeps in his pocket. He manages to bring all these seeds with him to his native place in Assam and then plants them in the forest.

All this fame and recognition has not changed him. he is the same humble person that he was earlier. He did all this not for awards, but because he strongly believed in the cause. That is how he could go about this tast unrecognised and unsung for three decades.

Though not formally educated, he is an environmentalist at heart. He insists that Environment schience should be made compulsory in primary schools. Every kid, when he starts schooling should be given two saplings. He should be responsible for their care. By the time he leaves school some one decade later, his two plants would be full fledged trees. As for senior people not in school, they should plant one plant and nurture it. That way everyone of us would ensure our continued survival in earth.

“Man is responsible for the well-being of all animals and birds in this world,” Payeng explains. “If man does not take care of all animals, who will?”

Jadav Payeng lived in his hut in his jungle till 2011. Then he moved to “mainland”, namely a village called Eklong Mising Gaon near Kokilamukh in Jorhat in 2011, mainly to take care of the schooling needs of his three children.

He still goes to his jungle regularly from his “mainland” home, which involves walk on foot for a few kilimeters, followed by a treacherous boat ride over a stream of River Brahmputra, then walk of a few kilometeres, then another boat ride in another treacherous stream of river Brahmputra, and finally a trek of several kilometers before he reaches his jungle. Then the same trek back home.

To appreciate the logistics, I have provided the google earth image of his forest. One can also see the vastness of the river. As mentioned above, this small island is larger than some small nations of the world. The jungle grown by Jadav Payeng itself is larger than the smallest nations of the world.

Island in River Brahmpurta with Mulai forest
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Bird’s eye view, with River Brahmputra seen- See how wide is the river. The area to the north of mulai forest is Majuli island.
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It gives me great pleasure to introduce Jadav Payeng, the great self made environmentalist of India. What he singlehandedly achieved despite absolute lack of resources, encouragement and guidance is simply astonishng and out of the world. I am happy that his efforts were finally recognised, even if it took more than three decades.

I hope that we will not just pay lip service to his contributions, but that we will actually try and do out sincere bit for nature and environment.

The song that accompanies this writeup talks about the effects of hot weather as well. So pretty lady- Helen, who else, beseeches her beau to take her to Shimla, seeing how hot it is in the city. Let us grow more threes, so the temperatures in our cities remain under control. Else, even hill cities where people like to go to during summer will become as hot as plain during summer season. We are already witnessing this.

This song is from “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh” (1962). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

On the occasion to 15100th song on 4000th day of the blog, I thank one and all for their continued support and well wishes. We have access to much better support from our fellow music lovers, much better support than what Jadav Payeng enjoyed, so I hope that we will be able to keep our musical bandwagon rolling on and on for as many years as possible.


Song-Ye hai june ka maheena aaye bada hi paseena (Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ye hai june ka maheena
aaye bada re paseena

ho ho ho ho
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
are le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
are le chal shimle baabu

kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kaale pad gaye gaal gulaabi
naina pad gaye peele
kabhi na poochha toone re baabu
ho ho ho
kabhi na poochha tooune re baabu
thanda sharbat peele
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
nainital mein bachpan beeta
srinagar mein jawani
toone meri kadar na jaani haaye ae ae re
tune meri kadar na jaani
ja re rajasthani
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu

dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
dekh ke kaale kaale baadal
main to nikli ghar se
jaane kiski lagi najariya
haaye ae ae re
jane kiski lagi najariya
chale gaye
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu
main mar gayi garmi se
le chal shimle baabu


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Blog Day : 3987 Post No. : 15076

“Kisaan Aur Bhagwaan”(1974) was produced by Dara Singh and directed by Chandrakant. The movie had Dara Singh, Yogita Bali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Feroz Khan (special appearance), Asit Sen, Jayashree Gadkar, Jankidas, Shani Malik, Lalita Kumari, Padma Khanna, Parduman Singh, Saudagar Singh, Praveen Kumar, Harbans Papa, Dhanraj, Ved Prakash, Balbeer Vird, Ved Gandhi, Daljeet, Rajkumar, Rajkumari, Amita, Sant Dharmdas, Sheru, Suresh, Shammi, Gopal Saini, Master Veerendra, Amreek Randhava etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Kisaan Aur Bhagwaan”(1974) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. music is composed by Prem Dhawan.

The song is a devotional song cum “summoning the Almighty” genre of song. The picturisation shows Dara Singh lp syncing and leading a group of devotees while marching in a religious procession. The lady looking on at him appeared looks like a young Anjana Manjrekar (Mumtaz) though her name does not figure in the star cast. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identfy her as well as others in the picurisation.


Song-Bhagwan pyaare apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re (Kisaan aur Bhagwaan)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Prem Dhawan
Chorus

Lyrics

Bhagwan pyaare ae ae
Bhagwan pyaare
apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
aaj apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
ho mera kinaare jahaaz lagaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

karne chali hai dorangi duniya aa
aaj kasauti meri ee
karne chali hai dorangi duniya aa aa
aaj kasauti meri
mere bahaane asal mein ho rahi ee
prabhu pareeksha teri
prabhu pareeksha teri
ho kapti duniya pe gaaj giraana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

tere bharose daanv lagaaya aa aa
kheli maine baazee ee
tere bharose daanv lagaaya aa aa
kheli maine baazee ee
apne daas pe kirpa karna aa
mat rakhnaa naaraazi
mat rakhnaa naaraazi
ho apna pyaar na aaj bhulaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
aaj apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

jab jab bhakton pe bheer pari
hari hari
tab tab toone hi peer hari
hari hari
toone taare ajaamil aur shabri
hari har hari hari
hari hari

sankat mein sada ki madad kari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

Bhagwan pyaare
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

bhagwan pyaare
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

bhagwan pyaare


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Blog Day : 3983 Post No. : 15071

“Chaand Mere Aaja”(1960) was produced and directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This social movie had Bharat Bhushan, Nanda, Lalita Pawar, Nalini Chonkar, Veena, Sapru, Rammurty, Amar, O P Devaskar, Anjali devi, Ishu Jageerdaar, Madhav Kale, Jeewan, Maruti etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. The last time that a song from this movie was covered in the blog was in 2011. India was cricket word cup champion those days. I was based at Nagpur those days. That is how far back it was . 🙂

Here is the fifth song from “Chaand Mere Aaja”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is picturised as a teasing song on Maruti and Nanda.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Video

Song-Haaye re zara dekho o gori mudke (Chaand Mere Aaja)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke hey ae

thhodaa saa hi paas hamko bulaao na
karo toh khayaal
aisey thukraao naa aa
thodaa saa hi paas hamko bulaao na
karo toh khayaal
aisey thukraao na
nazron ke maarey hain
hum toh bechaare hain
kab se padey hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke ae

kitne hain naaz
kitni adaayen hain
dil toh hai ek
laakhon hi balaayen hain aen
kitne hain naaz
kitni adaayen hain
dil toh hai ek
laakhon hi balaayen hain
maaraa phiroon tab se
tere sang jab se
nainaa ladey hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke hey ae hey

tere liye laakh gaaliyaan bhi khaayee hain
sar pe hazaar aafatein uthaayeein hain aen
tere liye laakh gaaliyaan bhi khaayeen hain
sar pe hazaar aafatein uthaayeein hain
sab ne sataayaa hai
toone bhi rulaayaa hain
phir bhi ade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke


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Blog Day : 3905 Post No. : 14960

“Apna Ghar”(1960) was produced R Yusuf and directed by Ram Pahwa for Kaizer Films Bombay. This “social” movie had Premnath, Shyama, Nanda, Moti sagar, Mishra, Leela Mishra, Umesh Sharma, Krishn Dhawan, Kammo, S K Prem, Mirajkar, Lalit Kapoor, Deepak, Poonam Kapoor, Radheshyam, Baby Ratan, Baijnath, Sharan, Chandabai, Sharmaji, Tulsi, Rani Sachdev, Baby Reeta etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Apna Ghar”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

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


Song-Soch samajh le o parwaane (Apna Ghar)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
teri nazar pehchaan gayi main
itni to naadaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aaasaan nahin

phir na kahna in zulfon ke phande mein hum aa gaye
bade bade dil waale in nazron ka dhokha kha gaye
phir na kahna in zulfon ke phande mein hum aa gaye
bade bade dil waale in nazron ka dhokha kha gaye
kaun sa aisa dil waala hai
kaun sa aisa dil waala hai
jo mujh par kurbaan nahin
ehe soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
teri nazar pehchaan gayi
main itni to naadaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin

is mehfil mein jo bhi aaya
wo deewaana ho gaya
duniya to kya
apne se bhi wo begaana ho gaya
is mehfil mein jo bhi aaya
wo deewaana ho gaya
duniya to kya
apne se bhi wo begaana ho gaya
ye bhi adaayen na jaane tu
ye bhi adaayen na jaane tu
itna to anjaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin
teri nazar pehchaan gayi
main itni to naadaan nahin
soch samajh le o parwaane
jal jaana aasaan nahin

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


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Blog Day : 3904 Post No. : 14958

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 22
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This day, ten years ago, the songs that we were listening to are listed below,

 

Dukh Ke Ab Din Beetat Naahin Devdas 1935
Antam Fantam Chhod De Babu Hum Sab Chor Hain 1956
Hai Kali Kali Ke Lab Par Lala Rukh 1958
Jaa Re Beimaan Tujhe Jaan Liyaa Private Secretary 1962
Dil Ki Girah Khol Do Raat Aur Din 1967
Apni Aadat Hai Sabko Salaam Karnaa Pyaar Deewaana 1972

 

Six songs were posted, six films represented. Over the past 10 years, four of these films have completed their run of songs – ‘Devdas’ (1935), ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958) and ‘Raat Aur Din’ (1967).

For the remaining two films, the score card says –

‘Private Secretary’ (1962) – 4 songs posted out of total 7 listed, and
‘Pyaar Deewaana’ (1972) – 2 songs posted out of total 8 listed.

So in preparation for the Ten Year Challenge post for today, as I started to scan the remaining songs of these two films, I had to stop right at the first song that I checked, for I knew it has to be this one today. The song is a stage dance song from the film ‘Private Secretary’. The listing in the Geet Kosh is not fully informative, because the song title listed is actually the lead in verse to the song. The burden of the song comes later, and it was not apparent when I read the song title. But when I played this song – my goodness, I am amazed that a song of this caliber has been lying unnoticed for all these years. That is the reason for the urgency in my mind to post this.

This song was frequently heard on the air waves during the radio listening days, and so it is a very familiar and a favorite song from that time. After the leading verse, as soon as Lata ji starts to croon “O O O Saanwre. . .”, I just sat up straight with surprise – my God, this song, this lovely melody. Not yet posted. Hiding where all these years. And I knew it has to get posted right away.

The film ‘Private Secretary’ is produced under the banner of Radiant Movies, Bombay and is directed by Chander. The cast of actors is listed as Ashok Kumar, Jaishri Gadkar, NA Ansari, Mohan Choti, Poornima, Raja Gosavi, Neelam, Jerry, TN Sinha, Manohar Geer, Raj Kumar, Ravi Khanna, Kashi, CN Kapoor, Athawale, and Umakant. The seven songs listed are all from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music is composed by Dilip Dholakia. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar.

The song is performed by Jaishree Gadkar on screen, as a stage performance. In the beginning of the song, we can see Ashok Kumar and Mohan Choti as part of the audience. A wonderful song and an equally wonderful performance – the song merits to be on the list of best dance songs.

Listen to this charming melody. And tell me. Did you have the same reaction as I did?

Song – O Saanwre, Aa Ja Pyaar Liyei  (Private Secretary) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Dilip Dholakia

Lyrics

pee ke daras ko tarse akhiyaan
bin saawan ke barse akhiyaan

kit gaye rasiya
o mann basiya
kaa se mann ki
boloon re batiyaan

aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
aaaa aaa aaa aaa aa
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
jab se suratiya aankhon mein samaai
hum ko to laage saari duniya paraai
milne ki pyaas liye
ek yahi aas liye
baithi rahoon main subah shaam re
ooo ooo ooo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
o saanware

dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
dil ko bichhaaya hai
dil ko bichhaaya hai
raahon mein tumhaari
jaane kab kismet jaagegi hamaari
din jaaye raat aaye
dil se na aag jaaye
saanson mein goonje tera naam re
oo oo
o saanware
aa jaa pyaar liye
gaati bahaar liye
ke tere bina morey naina huvey
baaware
oo oo saanware

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी के दरस को तरस गई अखियाँ
बिन सावन के बरसे अखियाँ

कित गए रसिया
ओ मन बसिया
का से मन की
बोलूँ रे बतियाँ

आssss आsssss आssss आsssss
आsssssss आsssss आsssss आssssssss
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
आsss आss आss आs
ओ ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
जबसे सुरतिया आँखों में समाई
हमको तो लागे सारी दुनिया पराई
मिलने की प्यास लिए
एक यही आस लिए
बैठी रहूँ मैं सुबह शाम रे
ओ ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ सांवरे

दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिल को बिछाया है
दिल को बिछाया है
राहों में तुम्हारी
जाने कब किस्मत जागेगी हमारी
दिन जाये रात आए
दिल से ना आग जाये
साँसों में गूँजे तेरा नाम रे
ओ ओ
ओ सांवरे
आ जा प्यार लिए
गाती बहार लिए
के तेरे बिना मोरे नैना हुवे
बावरे
ओ ओ ओ सांवरे


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.

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Missing Films of 1960s – 93
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With this song, we introduce the film ‘Nai Zindagi’ from 1969. As I check the Geet Kosh listings, I find two more films with the same name – one from 1943 and the second from 1951. The 1943 film has Sheikh Mukhtar and Anees Khaatoon as the lead pair. In the 1951 movie, the lead pair is Nirupa Roy and Amarnath. The one in 1969 has Dev Kumar and Kumkum as the lead stars.

This film is produced under the banner of Naaz Productions and is directed by Dada Pathaare. The star cast of this film is listed as Prithviraj, Kumkum, Dev Kumar, Jeevan, Kan Mohan, Meenakshi, Niranjan Sharma, Jagirdar, Ratnamala, Gopikrishan, and Madhumati.

The film has 6 songs, all written by Prem Dhawan. Music is composed by Chitragupt. The song presented today is rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. In this song, the lady is expressing her desire to meet her beloved again, calling out to him – that her tresses are flowing like a snake, and he should come as a snake charmer. Given that Kumkum is the leading lady, my thought is that this song could have been performed by her on the screen. But that is just a guess. I request other knowledgeable friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about the film and this song.

With this post, the 1969 film ‘Nai Zindagi’ makes a debut on our blog.

 

Song – Bikhri Hain Laten Naagan Ki Tarah  (Nai Zindagi) (1969) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa

bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

bhooli
kabhi raahen
milte hi tumse nigaahen
oo oo oo
bhooli kabhi raahen
milte hi tumse nigaahen
behki nazar to hum behke
behki nazar to hum behke
bheki dagar kadam behke
kahaan jaaun
ye to bata jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

chal di
tere sang mein
mohey rang le apne hi rang mein
oo oo oo
chal di
tere sang mein
mohey rang le apne hi rang mein
mann ka diya jala baithi
mann ka diya jala baithi
sapne tere saja baithi
piya mujhko galey laga ja
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh
tu ban ke sapera aa jaa
bikhri hain laten nagan ki tareh. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा

बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰

भूली
कभी राहें
मिलते ही तुमसे निगाहें
ओ ओ ओ
भूली कभी राहें
मिलते ही तुमसे निगाहें
बहकी नज़र तो हम बहके
बहकी नज़र तो हम बहके
बहकी डगर कदम बहके
कहाँ जाऊँ
ये तो बता जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰

चल दी
तेरे संग में
मोहे रंग ले अपने ही रंग में
ओ ओ ओ
चल दी
तेरे संग में
मोहे रंग ले अपने ही रंग में
मन का दिया जला बैठी
मन का दिया जला बैठी
सपने तेरे सजा बैठी
पिया मुझको गले लगा जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह
तू बन के सपेरा आ जा
बिखरी हैं लटें नागन की तरह॰ ॰ ॰


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.

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Missing Films of 1960s – 92
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For today’s episode of this series, I present this sensuous song from the 1970 film ‘Veer Abhimanyu’.  As the name suggests, this is a mythological film, which based on the historical narrative from the epic Mahabharat. It covers the part of history of Abhimanyu, the son of Arjun. I give a brief summary below.

Abhimanyu is the son of Arjun and Subhadra. As Subhadra is the younger sister of Krishna and Balram, that makes Krishna and Balram uncles (mamma) of Abhimanyu. Being the son and nephew of the three best stalwarts of this epic, Abhimanyu is groomed to become one of the bravest and best warriors amongst the entire Kuru clan (i.e. both the Kaurav and Pandav lineages).

There is a short episode in Mahabharat, where it is narrated how Abhimanyu learnt the art of piercing and entering the Chakravyuh formation on a battlefield. A Chakravyuh is a formidable and impenetrable discus shaped formation of soldiers. The main purpose of this formation is to keep safe the generals and the battle leaders from the enemy warriors. It is a complex structure of intertwined ring formations of soldiers, and is almost impossible to penetrate. When Subhadra was pregnant, carrying Abhimanyu in her womb, one night Arjun was describing the complex structure of this formation, the trick to penetrate and enter it, then how to destroy it from the inside and then exit from the ruins of this formation. It is stated that Abhimanyu learnt this warfare strategy, in his mother’s womb, while Arjun was describing it. As the narrative tells us, after listening to about half of this description, Subhadra drifted into sleep. And so, Abhimanyu could imbibe only the first half of this strategy, i.e. penetrating and entering this formation, but could not get the remaining description on how to exit from it. This partial learning had a very telling consequence on battlefield of Kurukshetra.

As the Mahabharat war started, Abhimanyu was one of the primary architects of the roster of daily victories for the Pandavs. He was just sixteen years old at that time. On the first day of warfare, Abhimanyu engaged Bhisma, his great grandfather, in one-on-one battle. By the end of the day, Bhishma is not able to overcome Abhmanyu, rather by end of the day, Abhimanyu breaks the bow in the hands of Bhishma. And the day ends. On the second day, Abhimanyu attacks Ashwathama, son of Dronacharya, the seer who has taught the Kauravs and Pandavs in the skills and art of waepons and warfare. On hearing that Abhimanyu has attacked Ashwathama, Drona immediately comes to his son’s assistance. Another day long duel happens, and Drona is finally at the mercy of Abhimanyu. And the day ends.

For the third day, Drona devises a deceptive strategy. A part of Kaurav army would engage and draw away Arjun, and Krishna along with him, to a far point from the main battlefield. Then another part of the Kaurav army would form the Chakravyuh, and engage the remaining warriors of the Pandav army, which would expectedly be led by Abhimanyu. To everyone’s knowledge, only two people know the stratagem of how to break the Chakravyuh formation – Arjun and Krishna. And both of them are lured away on a deceptive trail elsewhere. The purpose is to engage and defeat Abhimanyu, without exposing the main warriors of the Kaurav side. To everyone’s surprise, Abhmanyu, instead of being daunted in the face of the Chakravyuh takes on the challenge, breaks it and enters. The Kaurav battle leaders are frightened – that this boy knows the secrets of this strategy. But in fact, Abhimanyu knows only half the strategy, as described above. He nonetheless enters the Chakravyuh. There is a long list of names of warriors on Kaurav side given in the narrative – the ones who are defeated and killed by Abhimanyu on that day. But in the end, being unable to make progress outwards from the Chakravyuh, Abhimanyu is surrounded by the Kaurav warriors, who engage him one-to-many.

Abhimanyu fights till the end. The horses of his chariot are killed, Kripacharya kills his chariot drivers, his chariot is destroyed, his bow is broken by an arrow from behind him, fired by Karna. He takes to fight with sword and shield, then takes on a chariot wheel to stave off his opponents. When the chariot wheel also is broken, he is engaged in gada-yudh (fighting using the mace) by son of Dushaasan. In the end, he is killed by a blow of mace from the behind.

In this episode, the stalwarts of the Kaurav army broke so many rules of warfare engagements, that were conventionally agreed upon by the two armies. There would only be one-on-one battle between warriors; an injured warrior would not be attacked; a warrior not having any weapons or arms would not be attacked; the chariot horses and chariot drivers would not be attacked; no warrior would be attacked from behind. Such was the prowess and the fighting ability of this young warrior, and such was the fear he generated when he penetrated the Chakravyuh that the entire Kaurav army on that day, including Bhishma, Drona, Kripacharya, Karna, Duryodhan, Dushaasan, and many others, put together their strength, and broke umpteen rules of engagement, in their endeavor to take out Abhimanyu from the battle equation.

The amorous side of this narrative is the marriage of Abhimanyu with Uttara.

Abhimanyu’s wife is Uttara, the daughter of King Viraat. Their coming together is also an interesting narrative. When the Pandavs have been exiled, they are supposed to spend twelve years away from from Hastinapur, and after that they have to spend one year in agyaat-vaas – incognito anonymous exile. If by any chance, their whereabouts become known during this last one year, the term of their exile would be extended by another twelve years. During this period of agyaat-vaas, Pandavs take refuge in the kingdom of King Viraat, all being disguised into different roles concealing their real identities.

As part of this masquerade, Arjun takes on the role of Brihannala, an eunuch who teaches music and dance to the children of King Viraat. Later, when their identities are revealed at the end of this period, King Viraat is gratuitous and happy, and proposes to offer his daughter Uttara in marriage to Arjun. Arjun declines the proposal saying that since Uttara is his student, he cannot think of a matrimonial relationship with her. He, in turn proposes to accept her as his daughter-in-law, much to the delight of King Viraat and the entire Pandav family. The Pandav family is rejoicing because, unknown to Arjun, but known to Yudhishtar and Draupadi, Abhimanyu and Uttara have already met and are in love.

When the sad end comes for Abhimanyu in the battlefield, Uttara is carrying his child – Parikshit. Parikshit goes on to inherit the throne of Hasitnapur, as the sole surviving heir of the entire Kuru clan. After the demise of all other male members of the two families in the great war, and after the departure of Pandavas alongwith Draupdi to the Himalayas, Pariskshit becomes the King of this land. His reign also signals the advent of the Kali-yug on this earth.

The song that is presented today, depicts the yearning of Uttara for Abhimanyu. The two have already met, are in love, and the lady is pining for his company. On screen, the role of Uttara is played by Kanchana. The lady who accompanies her is Krishna Kumari, an actress from Tamil / Telugu films. [Thanks to Prakash ji for the identification.]
She is accompanied by another lady friend, who I am not able to identify. I request other knowledgeable readers to please help identify this actress.

The film is produced under the banner of Shri Rajlakshmi Pictures, Madras, and is directed by V Madhusudan Rao. Quite possibly, this is a Hindi remake of the original Tamil or Telugu version. The star cast is listed as NT Ramarao, Shobhan Babu, Pehalwan Kantarao, Padmanabhan, Kanchana, and G Varalakshmi. Six songs are listed for this film, all are written by Prem Dhawan, and the music is also composed by him.

We have had some recent discussion on sensuous and suggestive songs in the early decades, some of which were ordered to be cut from the film by the Censor Board. This song is quite high in that category of being sensuous and suggestive. And yet, in 1970, this song was allowed by the Censor Board. The social and moral norms change so much over the decades.

However, apart from the visuals, I liked this song for the quality of its verses, the music, and its rendition. A very well created song in my opinion.

Song – Kisne Chhoo Liya Naazuk Tan Haaye Ram  (Veer Abhimanyu) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

kis ne chhoo liya
mmmm mmm mmm mmm
ang ang doley
mmmm mmm mmm mmm

kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram
ang ang doley ka karoon laagey hai sharam
kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram
ang ang doley ka karoon laagey hai sharam

piya jo aaye waari jaaun waari jaaun
laaj sharam se bal-khaaun bal-khaaun
piya jo aaye waari jaaun waari jaaun
laaj sharam se bal-khaaun bal-khaaun
un se chori muskaaun muskaaun
un se chori muskaaun muskaaun
ghunghroo chhanke chhanke
paayal chhann chhann
kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram
ang ang doley ka karoon laagey hai sharam

sapne ko apna kehte nahin
apne ho sainyyan ya ho sapna koi
sapne ko apna kehte nahin
apne ho sainyyan ya ho sapna koi
ek tak dekha hum kho gaye
jaane kyon hum to tumhaare ho gaye
jaane kyon hum to tumhaare ho gaye
kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram
ang ang doley ka karoon laagey hai sharam

jiya kaahe machle kaahe tadpun
jaane kyon tan yun haale doley
jiya kaahe machle kaahe tadpun
jaane kyon tan yun haale doley
hai koi jaadu tu ne kiya
khaaye jo ye manwa hichkole
khaaye jo ye manwa hichkole
kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram
ang ang doley ka karoon laagey hai sharam

kis ne chhoo liya naazuk tan haaye ram. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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किसने छू लिया
म्ममम म्मम म्मम म्मम
अंग अंग डोले
म्ममम म्मम म्मम म्मम

किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम
अंग अंग डोले का करूँ लागे है शरम
किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम
अंग अंग डोले का करूँ लागे है शरम

पिया जो आए वारी जाऊँ वारी जाऊँ
लाज शरम से बलखाऊँ बलखाऊँ
पिया जो आए वारी जाऊँ वारी जाऊँ
लाज शरम से बलखाऊँ बलखाऊँ
उन से चोरी चोरी मुसकाऊँ मुसकाऊँ
उन से चोरी चोरी मुसकाऊँ मुसकाऊँ
घुँघरू छनके छनके
पायल छन्न छन्न
किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम
अंग अंग डोले का करूँ लागे है शरम

सपने को अपना कहते नहीं
अपने हो सैंय्याँ या हो सपना कोई
सपने को अपना कहते नहीं
अपने हो सैंय्याँ या हो सपना कोई
एकटक देखा हम खो गए
जाने क्यों हम तो तुम्हारे हो गए
जाने क्यों हम तो तुम्हारे हो गए
किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम
अंग अंग डोले का करूँ लागे है शरम

जिया काहे मचले काहे तड़पूँ
जाने क्यों तन यूं हाले डोले
जिया काहे मचले काहे तड़पूँ
जाने क्यों तन यूं हाले डोले
हाए कोई जादू तूने किया
खाये जो ये मनवा हिचकोले
खाये जो ये मनवा हिचकोले
किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम
अंग अंग डोले का करूँ लागे है शरम

किसने छू लिया नाज़ुक तन हाए राम॰ ॰ ॰


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.

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3756 Post No. : 14723 Movie Count :

4023

Missing Films of 1960s – 83
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A delectable discovery, this wonderful duet of Asha ji and Usha ji. And one more film of the 1960s gets added to our blog today.

‘Tarzan 303’ – I was not even aware of this film before I started working on this series. And even now, no information is available, except what is there in the Geet Kosh. Indian film producers have a set fascination for the theme of Tarzan. From 1931 to 1980, no less than 15 films have been produced which contain ‘Tarzan’ in their title. And there probably are some more after 1980 also.

The film being introduced today is a production from the banner of Bhanu Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. There are four songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Prem Dhawan, and the music composition is by Harish Dhawan. No information about this music director is forthcoming. As per Geet Kosh, this seems to be the only film for which he has composed the music. I do not know if he is in any way connected with Prem Dhawan. I would request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this unknown music director, as well as about this film.

The cast of actors is listed as Master Chandgiram, Shabnam, K N Singh, Tiwari, Azad, Renu, Johnny Whisky, Bhupendra, Lata Arora, Ravi Singh, Dilip Dutt, Rani Malini, Rajni, Uttam Kumar, V K Verma, Hameed, Khalid, Ramlal Pehalwan, Sato Pehalwan, Rambabu Pehalwan, R Chandra, Ridku, Rizvi, Ramchandra, and Shakeela Bano Bhopali. Quite a standard fare, as expected for a stunt film in the 1960s. Master Chandgi Ram is the name that stands out as a new name. I have presented his brief biosketch in my earlier post from this series itself, when I presented the song “Neele Ambar Se Tumhaare Liye Aayi” of the film ‘Veer Gatotkach’ (1970). Apparently he has appeared only in three films on record, the third one being ‘Maha Shivratri’ from 1972.

The song presented today is a delightful duet sung by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. Quite a quick paced rendition for what seems to be a twin dance song on the screen. Listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Haaye Haaye Tera Jawaab Kahaan  (Tarzan 303) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Harish Dhawan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
neend aati nahin hai sanam
hamen to ab raaton mein
baithe rehte hain hum raat bhar
ye dil liye haathon mein
kabhi to dekho idhar
meri jaan bas ik nazar
chaahne waale tere hain hum dilruba
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
sab pe aate jawaani ki din
magar yun na aate hain
dekh le tujhko jo ek jhalak
nazar na hataate hain
jawaani chadhti rahe
khumaari badhti rahe
deten hain ye duaaen tujhe hum sada
haaye haaye tera jawaab kahaan
aisa shabaab kahaan
tauba ye jalwa tera
haaye haaye main mar gai
tauba ye jalwa tera

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
नींद आती नहीं है सनम
हमें तो अब रातों में
बैठे रहते हैं हम रात भर
ये दिल लिए हाथों में
कभी तो देखो इधर
मेरी जान बस इक नज़र
चाहने वाले तेरे हैं हम दिलरुबा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा

सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
सब पे आते जवानी के दिन
मगर यूं ना आते हैं
देख ले तुझको जो एक झलक
नज़र ना हटाते हैं
जवानी चढ़ती रहे
खुमारी बढ़ती रहे
देतें हैं ये दुआएं तुझे हम सदा
हाए हाए तेरा जवाब कहाँ
ऐसा शबाब कहाँ
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा
हाए हाए मैं मर गई
तौबा ये जलवा तेरा


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

15175

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1176
Total Number of movies covered =4169

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

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