Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Posts Tagged ‘Rafi


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4927 Post No. : 16765

It was the 19th death anniversary of Qamar Jalaalabadi on 9th January 2022. Some months ago, I found this very sweet and sad solo song by Rafi Sahab and it is been in my drafts all this while. The movie is ‘Gauna’ of 1950. Lyricist is Qamar Jalaalabadi and composers are Husnlal-Bhagatram.

It is a poignant rendition of a short 4 sha’ir ghazal. The following three songs from this movie are posted in the blog out of total 7 songs.

Song Date of post
Ban ban ke mit gayin hain taqdeer ki lakeeren 26 February 2012
Aaj kisi se ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar chaar 22 October 2016
Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo 10 June 2021

This is a very interesting music score actually with songs by Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad begum, along-with a Shamshad-Geeta duet, remaining to be posted. This will be a treat to discover, listen and post one by one.

This is the present tally of the creators of this song, in the blog:

artist Songs in the blog Songs of artist in his career
Husnlal Bhagatram 303 50 movies (451)
Qamar Jalalabadi 400 721
Rafi 3171 4846

It appears that only audio of these songs are available. This movie was directed by Amiya Chakrobarty and had actors like Anoop Kumar, Purnima, Wasti, Usha Kiran, Indumati, S. Nazir and Kesari.

Audio Link:

Song-Maangi muhabbat mili judaayi (Gauna)(1950) Singer-Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabaadi, MD-Husnlal-Bhagatram

Lyrics

Toote huye dil se mere
Awaaz yeh aayi ee ee
Bhagwan na dushman ko bhi de
Dard-e-judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi

Aaye thhe deewaane ae
Ban ke
Jaate hain aen
Begaane ban ke ae
Duniyaa tujh ko
Dayaa na aayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi

Mera aaa
Pyaar mitaane waale ae
O taqdeer banaane waale
Yeh kaisi taqdeer banaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4919 Post No. : 16747

C Ramchandra – 40th remembrance day anniversary on 05/01/2022
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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 7
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Rafi sahab sang 80 + songs under C. Ramchandra, starting from 1946 to 1977 beginning with Bachchon ka Khel(1) and Safar(2) in 1946. This is followed by 6 songs in ‘Saajan’(1947), two each in “Khidki’ and ‘Nadiya ke Paar’ in 1948.

Two of the most melodious Solos, which made both Rafi sahab and C. Ramchandra , famous have seen the light of day by this time. ‘These are ‘keh ke bhi na aaye tum, ab chhupne lage taare’ in Safar 1946 and ‘ham ko tumhaara hi aasra tum hamaare ho na ho’ in Saajan 1947. Geeta Dutt, Lalita Deulkar and Shamshad Begum feature in group songs and duets with Rafi in all these films till 1949.

Then there is Duniya 1949 with Suraiyya, where Rafi sahab sings two duets and two solos.

‘Namoona’ 1949 has the first ever Rafi-Lata Duet (tadpa ke mujhe ab chhod diya ) under C. Ramchandra.

There are no more solos for Rafi Sahab, till ‘Insaaniyat’ 1955, where Rafi Sahab is part of 11 songs including 5 solos, out of total 17 songs in the film. The journey continued with films like Lutera 1955, ‘Nausherwan-e-adil’ in 1957, ‘Amar Deep’ in 1958, ‘Paigham’ in 1959 and ‘Sarhad’ in 1960. Here they both take a break from each other, I mean C. Ramchandra and Rafi Sahab, till 1970 where they work together for “Rootha na karo”. Lastly Rafi Sahab sings teams up with C. Ramchandra in 1977 for the film ‘Akbar Saleem Anarkali’ where he sings 3 duets with the south Indian legend P. Susheela.

The association seems inconsistent, with gaps in between, and appears inadequate. But by 1960 Rafi Sahab had made his name as the foremost playback singer and C. Ramchandra’s career was petering out. The fact that C. Ramchandra himself was a singer of repute, could have been one of the reasons for there being so less songs in the 50’s decade. While Rafi sahab was giving block buster musical scores for established and non-established composers through 50’s, C. Ramchandra was also making great music with films like ‘Anarkali’, Shabistaan, Albela, Azaad and Navrang etc.

The song I am presenting in this tribute post on remembrance day for C. Ramchandra is a duet song from the film ‘Saanwariya’ 1949. Lalita Deulekar is the co-singer in this song, which is written by P. L. Santoshi. I have counted 30+ songs written by P. L. Santoshi in the excel sheet of Rafi songs, between 1948 to 1968. With Lalita Deulkar, there are total 8 songs including 2 group songs.

Here is the total no. of songs to the credit of all three, composer, lyricist and co singer and the songs posted in the blog:

Artist Songs in blog Songs in HFM career
C Ramchandra(1942-1978) 556 110 movies(907)
P L Santoshi 212 664
Lalita Dewoolkar 34

The following 6 songs from Sanwariya (1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date of post
Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 september 2012
Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012
Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013
Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014
Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016
Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017

The present song in 7th out of ten songs in the film. Only audio link is available, but from the lyrics it appears to be a ‘holi’ song. Quite a spirited song with chorus and the chhed-chhad mode, which is usually the case with holi songs.

While writing down the lyrics, I had to take the help of head phones, as this is a very old song, almost 73 years old. The audio quality is sometimes very poor, and this song record is the same. But surprisingly or not so surprisingly, its Rafi sahab’s voice which is crystal clear and stands out as the humanely divine sound, in the portions he sings alone and along-with chorus also. He sounds more amazing in the last stanza ‘kahat kabir……’ part and the inevitable alaap in between.

If anyone present in that recording studio in 1948-49, is still alive today, surely could not have forgotten the sound of the echoing divinity of the singing voice, where it seems as if the primitive microphone in front of Rafi sahab is much too hungry to absorb his powerful voice. Or was the technique for echo in sound recording was in use back then?

I will hold this thought, till I find another amazing rendition by Rafi Sahab.


Song-Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke(Saanwariya)(1949) Singers-Mohammed Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Arra ra ra ra ra ra
Ra ra ra ra ra
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae

Zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Hori ke yaar chale
Bhang pi ke
Chale bhang pi ke
Ho chale bhang pi ke
Teri aankhon ke
Ho teri aankhon ke
Aaj sab rang pheeke
Sab rang pheeke
Ho sab rang pi ke
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Jawaani mein ras ke
Haan ras ke
Haan ras ke
Arey zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Gaaon ka chhoraa
Shehar ki hai chhori
Shehar ki chhori
Hai shehar ki chhori
Gori ke dhun mein jame
Khoob jora jori
jora jori
Ho jame joraa jori
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Jo khaaye raha
gajke
Haan gajke
Haan gajke
O zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Sunne ke a’adi
Hazaar do gaali
hazaar gaali
Do hazaar gaali
Arey chhoren na tum ko
Qasam hai khaali
Qasam khaali
Hai qasam khaali
Kehat kabir rr
Ho oo ooo
Oooooo
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Zara soch samajh ke
Samajh ke
Samajh ke
O zara bach ke
zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae


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Blog Day :

4918 Post No. : 16745

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 04
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This day ten years ago (4 January 2012) saw as many as eight songs discussed in the blog.

Here is the list of the songs that were covered in the blog on 4 january 2012:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) MD Lyricist Singer(s) Remarks
5241 Jeewan ki beena ka taar boley Raani Roopmati (1959) S N Tripathi Bharat Vyas Lata Movie YIPPEED by now
5242 Phool sa chehra chaand si rangat Raat Aur Din(1967) Shankar Jaikishan Hasrat Jaipuri Rafi Movie YIPPEED by now
5243 Teri haseen nigaah ka ehsaanmand hoon Devi(1970) Laxmikant Pyarelal Anand Bakshi Rafi-Lata 2 songs covered out of 5
5244 Tan mann tere rang rangoongee Archana (1973) Shankar Jaikishan Neeraj Lata 3 songs covered out of 6
5245 Diye jalte hain phool khilte hain Namak Haraam(1973) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5246 Kisi baat par main kisi se khafaa hoon Bemisaal(1982) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5247 Apne hothhon ki bansi banaa le mujhe Gambler(1970) S D Burman Neeraj Lata-Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now
5248 Zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain jo makaam AapKi Kasam (1974) R D Burman Anand Bakshi Kishore Kumar Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that six out of eight movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. Only two movies, whose songs were covered that day are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today on 4 January 2022.

“Devi”(1970) is one of the movies that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (4 January 2022).

“Devi”(1970) was T M Kittu and A V Subrahmaniam and directed by V Madhusudan Rao for Olympic Pictures. The movie had Nutan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rehman, Madan Puri, Mehmood, Aruna Irani, Farida Jalal, Lalita Pawar, Sulochana Latkar, Manmohan Krishna, Gajanan Jagirdar, Mukri, Lalita Kumari, Dina Pathak, Manorama , baby Sarika etc in it.

“Devi”(1970) had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Song Date of post Singer(s)
Maine ek ladki pasand kar li 30 August 2008 Rafi
Teri haseen nigaah ka ehsaanmand hoon 4 January 2012 Rafi-Lata

As “blog Ten Year Challenge” today (4 January 2022), here is a song from “Devi”(1970). The song is sung by Rafi and a kid voice, credited as a kid who would later be known as Baba Sahgal.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that the song is picturised on Sanjeev Kumar and Baby Sarika. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Kya jhoothha lagta hai kya sachcha lagta hai (Devi)(1970) Singers-Rafi, Baba Sahgal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

kya jhoothha lagta hai
kya sachha lagta hai
bol munne tujhko kya achha lagta hai
lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop

kya phheeka lagta hai
kya meethha lagta hai
arrey bol munne tujhko kya achha lagta hai
lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop

o mere pyaare
ye bata de
kya hai bhalaayi aur
kya hai buraayi raaja
o mere pyare
hmm
ye bata de
kya
kya hai bhalayi aur kya hai buraayi raja ho o
kya bhala lagta hai
mor
kya bura lagta hai
chor
bol munne tujhko kya achha lagta hai
lollipop

lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop

laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa

hey
laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
laa

baaten nirali karta hai tu
ek sawal ka jawaab to zara de tu
baaten nirali karta hai tu
ek sawal ka jawaab to zara de tu
ho o
kya mushqil lagta hai
kuchh nahin
kya aasaan lagta hai
sab kuchh
arey bol munne tujhko
kya achha lagta hai
lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop

lollipop lollipop lollipop lollipop
lollipop lollipop lollipop

hey hey heyhey hey heyhey hey hey
hey hey hey hey hey


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4907 Post No. : 16717

Hullo Atuldom

The favourite singer of millions of Indian Mohammed Rafi was born on 24th December 1924. That means we, his fans, would have been celebrating his 97th birthday this year. But that was not to be. He just left this mortal world in July 1980 at the age of 55.

But we, his fans, need not be sad as he has left us a library full of music albums-both filmy and non-filmy. There will be many who will pay tributes to this great soul- the soft-spoken, gentle, kindhearted giant with their own personal touch. There will be programs across the various entertainment platforms that would highlight the music that Rafi saab was associated with.

For me, the day begins by listening to the Radio- Radio Ceylon to be exact- and figuring out which of the songs that are played there I have heard, and which I have never heard. Then I may move on to listening to other Radio stations.

Small Trivia:- Just found that Radio Ceylon is a year younger than Rafisaab. The precursor to Radio Ceylon- Colombo Radio – was formally launched on 16th December 1925.

I am sure we will be treated to the regular fare of Rafi hits like ‘o duniya ke rakhwaale’; ‘sukh ke sab saathi’; and possibly ‘ta ra ri ara ri ra ra ri’; ‘yeh chaand sa roshan chehera’; ‘pardesiyon se na ankhiyan milana,’ etc and a few more soulful numbers. We may also get a dose of his popular songs from the 70s like ‘o meri mehbooba, mehbooba mehbooba’, ‘kya hua tera wada’ etc. In between some channel will also squeeze in a ‘meri awaaz suno’; ‘dil ka soona saaz tarana dhoondega’; and some of his other great songs.

Additionally, we will have forwards from friends on WhatsApp and Facebook (the new age social platforms) that will give us links to sites that speak of the greatness of the Soul that Mohd. Rafi was.

Here is my tiny attempt to bring on-stage a song that was sung by the great Mohd Rafi under the baton of Ravi. It is a rarely heard song that was written by Verma Malik. It is from the 1977 release “Aadmi Sadak Ka”. Only one song from this film has been discussed on the blog so far and that was the most famous song of the movie viz. Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai. this was in 2013, eight years ago.

Today’s song features Zaheera, Shatrughan Sinha, Vikram (who was born Moin Uddin Shah), Sujit Kumar and Deven Verma. We see that Zaheera, Shatru and Vikram are in disguise.

‘Aadmi Sadak Ka’ was a produced and directed by Devendra Goel. It was a bilingual- made in Hindi and Marathi (called ‘Dost Asava Tar Asa’). It was the story of a well-placed family that has three sons (two of whom are married) and a daughter. The family falls into hard times when the patriarch dies, the family fortunes are usurped by the older two sons, at the behest of their wives, and the mother and the younger siblings are shown the door. The youngest son Chander (Vikram) takes up a job as a waiter and due to his good conduct keeps getting promoted and also becomes co-owner of the hotel. Now he is in competition with his older brothers and after the usual twists and turns the family is reunited and that brings the movie to ‘The End’.

With this post we also remember Deven Verma whose death anniversary was on 2nd December. He was born in Pune to Rajasthani father and Kutchi mother. He was son-in-law of Ashok Kumar, his wife was Rupa. He was a multi-talented actor who was appreciated in comic roles, but when I saw “Devar” (1966) I was stumped by the serious character he played. Devendu Verma (birth name of Deven Verma) died of a heart attack and kidney failure in 2014.
Here is the song with Anuradha Paudwal and Deven Verma singing with Mohd. Rafi.


Song-Bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein (Aadmi Sadak Ka)(1977) Singers-Rafi, Anuradha Paudwal, Deven Verma,Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Ravi
Rafi + Anuradha Paudwal
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein
bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein
masti mein kuchh kehta hai
kehta hai
chaahe gaali deta hai
deta hai
gaali mein hai pyaar dosti yaari mein
arre gaali mein hai pyaar dosti yaari mein
bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein
bura na mano yaar dosti yaari mein

har baat ko jaancho parkho
har baat ko naapo tolo
har baat ko naapo tolo
bhai har baat ko naapo tolo

jis baat ko tum na samjho
wo baat kabhi na bolo

wo baat kabhi na bolo bhai
wo baat kabhi na bolo

us baat ki keemat jaano jo baat zubaan pe aaye
jo baat banaane aaye hon
wo baat bigad na jaaye

ho jaaye na takraar dosti yaari mein
ho jaaye na takraar dosti yaari mein
ho jaaye na takraar dosti yaari mein
har gaali mein hai pyaar dosti yaari mein
bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein

dete rahe humko dhokha tum
pyaar ka haath badha ke
pyaar ka haath badha ke bhai
pyaar ka haath badha ke

tum donon bade chor nikle
hamaare dil ka chain churaa ke
dil ka chain churaa ke bhai
dil ka chain churaa ke

tum kya jaano hain kya kya
dil mein armaan hamaare
hum badle sabhi chukaaye
jitne ehsaan tumhaare
ye karte hain ikraar dosti yaari mein
ye karte hain ikraar dosti yaari mein
ye karte hain ikraar dosti yaari mein
har gali mein hai pyaar dosti yaari mein
bura na maano yaar dosti yaari mein
lo hum bhi hain taiyyar dosti yaari mein
advance das hazaar dosti yaari mein
lo badla hai sansaar dosti yaari mein
beda hua hai paar dosti yaari mein

beda hua hai paar dosti yaari mein aenhaan haan
hrr
haan haan


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4907 Post No. : 16716

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab ( 97th birth anniversary )
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Aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan aan
sooni eee
Mahal udaa…aas aur galiyaan aaan sooni eeeee
Mahal udaaaaas
Mahal udaaaaas re…
Ea… ea Mahal udaaaaas………s
Mahal udaaaaas
aur galiyaan so………….oni eeeeeeeee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Chup chup hain deewaarien ean
Dil kya ujdaa
Duniyaa ujdi ee
Rootth gayee hain bahaarien
Ham jeewan kaise guzaarien
Ho ooo
Mandir girtaa phir ban jaata aa aaa
Dil ko kaun sambhaale ae oo
Duniya ke rakhwaale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
O Duniya ke rakhwaale ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae ae

So many benchmarks and such milestones, no one has set them better than Rafi sahab. The way he touched the lives of each and every urdu/hindi listeners heart and minds, is unmatched and unprecedented, never to be repeated in human civilization. His voice breached the boundaries of languages and cultures too. And his fans following seems to increase over the decades.

His contribution towards the cohesion and integration of the post independent and partitioned India, is unaccountable. No one can even begin to count and record, how many hearts, his voice and his renditions of patriotic songs, religious songs of different belief systems touched. It is no less than what is the contribution of Lata Mangeshkar of Sachin Tendulkar towards the Indian national identity and our ability to hold our head high in front of the world as Indians. There were visionaries, far sighted leaders that gave direction to this country and it was a recognition of Rafi sahab’s calibre and his potential as a voice, to which the nation could relate to and identify, that made Nehru invite Rafi sahab to sing the song “Bapu ki amar kahaani’ at a time of such national turmoil.

He was the voice of pathos, the hope of values, the epitome of ‘watan parasti’, a cultural mixture of a binary, where he could keep his soul pure and his singing from the heart, in a country, which needed his punjabi large heartedness. And foremost of his qualities, which still oozes out of his resonating voice, singing praises to the hero’s love interest, singing songs of devotion and story-telling, reciting ghazals of classic and modern poets, in his honied sometimes velvety and sometimes silky and yet rustic, when the situation required, is his humbleness, sharaafat and purity of intentions.

During the last one and half year many things have changed in this world. At the peak of these changes, someone thought to make a video of the deserted places of a historical / romantic city of Venice. Its streets canals boats, by-lanes and loggias totally bereft of humans, as a backdrop to Rafi Sahab’s rendition of the final stanza of this iconic song, recorded in a live show. I have seen other live show renditions of the same song, where Rafi Sahab is giving this same unbelievably fantastic performance. The clip was widely shared on whatsapp, where I first saw it. The video is available on youtube, with the title “Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni”.

Live show cilps are given below:
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni – live singing
Full song “O duniya ke rakhwaale” live

Both the above renditions and the recording in the doordarshan show, make it clear that, this was definitely a song, which was a regular in the riyaaz list of Rafi sahab. To sing it so consistently with the same dedication and voice for 3 decades is a miracle and yet not a miracle. Also, in the stage shows he is singing this ‘raag darbari’ bhajan maintaining the higher octave through-out, and playing the harmonium at the same time. The special prolonged aria of the last stanza was not part of original film song, but it was made so especially for the live shows on stage. It was the discipline and simplicity, which makes such great artists immortal.

I am giving here a list of some of the iconic songs rendered by Rafi sahab which I find unforgettable.
1. Basti basti parbat parbat gaata jaaye banjara
2. Yeh zindagi ke mele duniya mein kam na honge
3. Ramaiyya wasta waiyya
4. Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawan shaheed hon
5. Raahi manwa dukh ki chinta kyun sataati hai
6. Zindabaad zindabaad ae muhobbat zindabaad
7. Woh jab yaad aaye bahot yaad aaye
8. Kar chale ham fidaa jaan-o-tan saathiyo
9. Tum jo mil gaye ho to yeh lagtaa hai
10. Na to kaarvaan ki talaash hai
11. Dil ke jharoke mein tujh ko bitthaa kar
12. Nain lad jaiyi hain to manwaa maan kasak hoibe kari
13. Tere mere sapne ab ek rang hain
14. Saathhi na koyi manzil
15. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
16. Tu ne mera yaad na milaaya
17. Yehan badla wafaa ka bewafaai ke siwa kya hai
18. Tu ganga ki mauj main jamuna ka dhara
19. O duniya ke rakhwale
20. Tu kahan yeh bataa iss nasheeli raat mein
21. Aap ne yaad dilaaya to mujhe yaad aaya
22. Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare
23. Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
24. Raha gardishon mein har dam mere ishq ka
25. Baar baar dekho hazaar baar dekho
26. Jiya ho jiya ho jiya kuchh bol do
27. Sar jo teraa chakraaye ya dil dooba jaaye
28. Jinhen naaz hai hind par wo kahaan hain
29. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
30. Chaudhvin ka chaan ho ya aaftaab ho
31. Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaar ki raat
32. Heuy hain tum pe aashiq ham bhala maano buraa maano
33. Teri zulfon se judaayi to nahin maangi thhi
34. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
35. Dil ki aawaaz bhi sun mere fasaane pe na jaa
36. Ehsaan tera hogaa mujh par dil chahta hai woh
37. Tum mujhe yoon bhulaa na paaoge
38. Aanchal mein sajaa lenaa kaliyaan zulfon mein sitaare bhar lenaa
39. Taarif karun kya uss ki jis ne tujhe banaaya
40. Nafrat ki duniyaa ko chhod ke pyaar ki duniya mein
41. Kya huaa teraa wadaa woh qasam woh iraada
42. Dar-e-dil dard-e-jigar dil mein jagaaya aap ne
43. Sukh ke sab saathhi dukh mein na koyi
44. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
45. Hai agar dushman dushman zamaana gham nahin
46. Chura liya hai tum ne jo dil ko
47. O haseena zulfon waali jaan-e-jahan
48. Kahaaniyan sunaati hai pawan aati jaati
49. Mera man teraa pyaasa mera man teraa
50. Badi door se aaye hain pyar ka tohfa laaye hain
51. Teri bindiya re aaye haaye teri bindiyaa re
52. Bahaaron phool barsaao mera mehboob aaya hai
53. Jo waada kiyaa wo nibhaana padegaa
54. Aap ke pehloo mein aa kar ro diye
55. Chalo dildaar chalo chaand ke paar chalo
56. Baabul ki duaaen leti jaa jaa tujh ko sukhi sansaar mile
57. Ye des hai veer jawaanon ka albelon ka mastaaon ka
58. Maan mera ehsaan ari naadaan ke main ne tujh se kiya hai pyaar
59. Deewaane hain deewanon ko na dar chahiye
60. Chaahunga main tujhe saanjh savere
61. Koyi jab raah na paaye mere sang aaye
62. Mere dost qissa yeh kya hogayaa
63. Suhaani raat dhal chuki
64. Huye ham jin ke liye barbaad woh ham ko chaahe karenna yaad
65. Meri kahaani bhoolne waale tera jahan aabaad rahe
66. Ek dil ke tukde hazaar huey koyi yehan gira koyi wahan gira
67. Apni aazaadi ko ham hargiz mitaa sakte nahin
68. Sarfroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai
69. Ho ke majboor mujhe uss ne bhulaaya hogaa
70. Rut hai milan ki saathhi mere aa re
71. Tum bin jaaun kahaan ke duniya mein aa ke
72. Patthar ke sanam tujhe ham ne muhobbat ka khudaa jaana
73. Tere bina soone sayan hamaare
74. Chale thhe saathh mil ke chalenge saathh mil ke
75. Aawaaz de ke hamen tum bulaao
76. Aisa mauqa phir kahan milegaa hamaare jaisa dil kahan milegaa
77. Banda parwar thaam lo jigar ban ke pyaar phir aaya hoon
78. Hai duniyaa ussi ki zamaana ussi ka mohobbat mein jo ho gaya ho kisi ka
79. Chhupne waale saamne aa chhup chhup ke mera jee na jalaa
80. Mere mehboob tujhe meri muhobbat ki qasam
81. Khoya khoya chaand khula aasmaan
82. Main zindagi ka saath nibhaata chala gayaa
83. Zara saamne to aao chhaliye chhup chhup chhalne mein kya
84. Kaali ghataa chhaayi prem rut aaye aayi aayi aayi aayi teri yaad aayi
85. Tasveer teri dil mein jis din se utaari hai
86. Chhup gaye saare nazaare oye kya baat ho gayi
87. Jo unn ki tamanna hai barbaad ho jaa
88. Tu hindu banegaa na musalmaan banegaa
89. Ek thha gul aur ek thhi bulbul
90. Dil mein chhupa ke pyar ka toofan le chale
91. Aaj mausam badaa beimaan hai badaa
92. Muhobbat kar ko jee bhar lo aji kis ne roka hai
93. Sun sun sun sun zaalimaa pyar ham ko tum se hogayaa
94. Insaaf ka mandir hai yeh bhagwaan ka ghar hai
95. Rim zhim ke geet saawan gaaye haaye bheegi bheegi raaton mein
96. Dil jo na keh sakaa wohi raaz-e-dil kehne ki raat aayi
97. Ae ji dil par huaa aisa jadoo tabiyat machal machal gayi
98. Udhar tum haseen ho idhar dil jawaan hai
99. Kahaan jaa raha hai tu ae jaane waale
100. Jab bhi yeh dil udaas hota hai jaane kaun aas paas hotaa hai
101. O door ke musaafir ham ko bhi saathh le le re
102. Duniya na bhaaye mohe ab to bulaa le charonon mein
103. Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yehaan zara hat ke zara bach ke yeh hai bambai meri jaan

I have missed scores of my personal favourites in the above list. For example, I have mentioned very few duets and few group songs.

The song I am presenting on this memorial day is from the 1946 film Sona Chandi. Tufail Faarooqui is the music director and Wali Sahab. This is a duet with Shamshad Begum having some conversation and the words in English “I am sorry”. This reminds me of an “once upon a time” famous quote; Angez chale gaye, yeh sorry aur thank you chhod gaye. Quite contrary to this saying, I found on my visit to UK, that the British never left it here, they gifted the etiquette’s (a legacy) to us and continued to make them their ‘takiya kalaam’.

It is true, the denizens of the old blighty are so polite that these words keep falling from their lips, what ever is the situation or occasion. They have kept quite and listened to Shashi Tharoor making those demands. I have every hope that the apology is a given. It’s taking its time, but it should be on the way. More on this topic in another post, as here we have a birthday event to celebrate.

This is short and sweet duet song with the nok-jhonk, which became more prevalent in the 60’s songs. But this is a 40’s song, making clear, the potential of a powerful voice which was to become a backbone of future playback singing.

My list of iconic Rafi songs is incomplete, so the readers and commentators can help me complete the list.


Song-Baithhe hain tere dar pe (Sona Chaandi)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Tufail Farooqui
Both

Lyrics

Baithhe hain
tere dar pe
kuchh kar ke uthhenge ae
police uthhaayegi yaa ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge

(knock knock)
Kya hai
Zara didi ko bulaao
Achchha
!

Didi
Woh majnu aaye hain

Arey keh do ham ghar pe nahin hain
Achchha…

Wo kehte hain
ham ghar pe nahin hain

Achchha, yeh baat hai.
Haan haan, yahi baat hai

Teri deewaar pe
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain

Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare
Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare

Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry

Ee ee ee
Main ne to
Aankh machauli hi kari
Thhee eee lekin
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa

I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa hogayaa
I am sorry

Haa aaaan
Teri nazron ne kiyaa
Mujh pe yoon kaalaa
haa…aan jaadoo oo
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry

Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai
Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai

Jaise ke ghat ke diya
Jaise ke ghat ke diya
ho gaya
I am sorry
Jaise ke ghat ke diya ho gaya
I am sorry eee eeee


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Blog Day :

4907 Post No. : 16714

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 153 # Rafi Saab’s ninety-seventh birth anniversary#
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Today 24th December’2021 is the ninety-seventh birth anniversary of legendary singer Mohd Rafi (24.12.1924-31.07.1980).

Much has already been said and written about Rafi Saab on this blog and elsewhere. What I will say will be nothing new, so I will not go into his biography and other details.

For me he will always be ‘a divine messenger of humanity and a divine voice’.

Today on his birth anniversary we remember him and pay our tributes. On this occasion I am presenting a song from ‘1972’ movie ‘Kaun Sachchaa Kaun Jhoothha’.

‘Kaun Sachchaa Kaun Jhoothha-1972’ was directed by Jankiram for P.S.R. Pictures, Madras. Jankiram had also done the photography of this movie.

This movie was produced by P. Subbarao. It had Vijaylalita, Jyotilakshami, Krishna, Prabhakar Reddy, Tyagraju, Ramdas, Padmashri V. Nagiyah, Lakshamichhaya, Junior Kanchana, Helen, and others.

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by A.M. Samiyulla. Dialogues were written by Raj Joshi. Editing of this film was done by Kandaswamy.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 26.08.1972. That means this movie will be completing its fifty years in August’2022.

This movie had six songs written by Kewal and composed by Satyam. Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Preeti, L.R. Eswari and Madhukar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

One song from this movie have been posted on the blog. This post was presented by Sudhir ji, and it can be read in detail here. This movie ‘Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhoothha’ was a dubbed movie. The original movie was in Telugu language.

The list of the songs the Hindi version has is as given below.

SNo Title of the song Singer/s Posted On
01 Chalna zindagaani, duniya behta paani Mohd Rafi 07.03.2016
02 Dekho jawaani chham chham naache re Asha Bhonsle
03 Meri raani mat jaa, pyaar tujhe kar loon Mohd Rafi, Preeti
04 Sawaal hai kaisa mera Asha Bhonsle
05 Haay, haay, haay, haay, sun jaa Madhukar, L.R. Eswari
06 Karam nahin mit’ta, dharam nahin bikta Mohd Rafi Being discussed today

We can see from the above table that one song of this movie ‘Kaun Sachchaa Kaun Jhoothha’ has been posted on the blog on 07.03.2016. Today we are going to listen to the second song of this movie which again is a solo song sung by Rafi Saab. I had come across this song during my daily browsing of the song long back. However, this song is yet to be posted and today we are going to have it on this blog.

Let us listen to this song and remember the divine voice – Rafi Saab!

(PS: I was about to finish this article and had written these lines – ‘I wonder if the Hindi (dubbed) version of this movie is available online or elsewhere’. But when I checked online this movie is already available online. And one can watch it there.
I have only now watched the picturization of today’s song which shows the hero as a ‘robin hood type’ character and he is riding on the horse. That may remind many of the famous Hindi movie ‘robin hood characters’ riding on the horse and singing or a song playing in the background. But this song though nice, fails to create the impact like ‘jeewan mein tu darna nahin’. 😊 )

Video


Audio

Song-Karam nahin mit’ta (Kaun Sachcha Kaun Jhoothha)(1972) Singer-Rafi Lyrics-Keval, MD-Satyam

Lyrics

Karam nahin mit’ta
Dharam nahin bikta
Hazaaron adchanen hon
Badho re
Jagaao kan kan ko
Hansaaon janman ko
Badho re

Ho
Badho re

Ho o karam nahin mit’ta
Ho o dharam nahin bikta

Mashaal ban kar tu
Andheri raahon ko
Ujaala deta ja
Ujaala
Mita de hasti ko
Wo pahunche manzil ko
Badho re
Ho
Badho re
Ho o karam nahin mit’ta
Ho o dharam nahin bikta

Naya ik mazhab ho
Bana le jag aisa
Nayi ik duniya ho
Deewaane
Watan ki pooja ho
Prajaa hi raaja ho
Badho re
Ho
Badho re
Ho o karam nahin mit’ta
Ho o dharam nahin bikta

O o karam nahin mit’ta
Ho o dharam nahin bikta
Ho o
Ho o
Ho
Ho

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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करम नहीं मिटता
धरम नहीं बिकता
हज़ारों अडचनें हों
बढ़ो रे
जगाओ कण कण को
हसाओं जनमन को
बढ़ो रे
हो
बढ़ो रे

हो ओ करम नहीं मिटता
हो ओ धरम नहीं बिकता

मशाल बन कर तू
अँधेरी राहों को
उजाला देता जा
उजाला
मिटा दे हस्ती को
वो पहुंचे मंजिल को
बढ़ो रे
हो
बढ़ो रे
हो ओ करम नहीं मिटता
हो ओ धरम नहीं बिकता

नया एक मजहब हो
बना ले जग ऐसा
नयी एक दुनिया हो
दीवाने
वतन कि पूजा हो
प्रजा ही राजा हो
बढ़ो रे
हो
बढ़ो रे
हो ओ करम नहीं मिटता
हो ओ धरम नहीं बिकता
ओ ओ करम नहीं मिटता
हो ओ धरम नहीं बिकता
हो ओ
हो ओ
हो
हो


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Blog Day :

4898 Post No. : 16699

“Keechak Vadh”(1959) was produced in Marathi and Hindi by Balasaheb (P K) Pathak and directed by Yeshwant Pethekar for Manik Studios, Bombay. The movie had Baburao Pendharkar (Keechak), Sumati Gupte (Draupadi), Shobhna Samarth (Sudeshna), Vishwas Kunte, Vimla Kumari, Helen etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Keechak Vadh”(1959) to appear in the song. The song is sung by Rafi, Lata and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Master Krishna Rao.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. From the sounds of it, this song could have been picturised on actors playing Arjun and Uttara, with Arjun teaching Uttara music under the disguise of Brihannala.


Song-Gori aankhon mein daale kajra(Keechak Vadh)(1959) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Master Krishna Rao
Chorus

Lyrics

dere tana tanana
dere na
dere tana tanana
dere na
tana dere na
tana dere na
tana dere na
derena
dere na
tana
derena
dere na
tana
dhitan tanana
tanana
dhitan tanana
dhitan tanana dere na
dere tanana tanana dere

o o o
gori aankhon mein daale kajra
ho gori aankhon mein daale kajra
aur haathon mein pahne gajra
bolo kahaan chali
bolo kahaan chali
nanhi kali sach to bata
tere piya ki hai kaun si gali ee
dere tana tanana
dere na
dere tana tanan dere na

ho o o
mere maathe pe bindiya chamke
mere maathe pe bindiya chamke
mere paanvon mein jhaanjhar dhamke
main to wahaan chali

kahaan
main to wahaan chali
nanhi kali kaise bataaun
badi door mere piya ki gali ee

dere tana tanana
dere na
dere tana tanana dere na

gori gori pariyon ki chhori si chhabili naar
chori chori nikli kyun ghar se
kyun nikli ji ghar se
deretana
deretana
sooni hai dagariya umariya hai baari baari
darti nahin kya jag
darti nahin kya jag bhar se

ho o o
kaari kaari laten latkaati
ho o
kaari kaari laten latkaati
madmaate nain matkaati
bolo kahaan chali
bolo kahaan chali
nanhi kali
sach to bata
tere piya ki hai kaun si gali ee
dere tana tanana
dere na
dere tana tanana dere na

anhkiyaan phadakti hain
jiyara dhadakta hai
jabse baji hai re baansuriya
baji hai re baansuriya

dere tana
dere tana
jab se sajan se milan ki lagan lagi
chhalki nayan ki gagariya
nayan ki gagariya

o o o
jahaan rasta take hai sanwariya
jahaan rasta take hai sanwariya
jahaan laagi hai meri najariya
main to wahaan chali
main to wahaan chali
nanhi kali kaise bataaun
badi door mere piya ki gali ee

dere tana tanana
dere na
dede tana
tanana dere na


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Blog Day :

4892 Post No. : 16691

“Jwaala”(1970) was directed by M V Raman for Raman Productions, Madras. This “social” movi had Sohrab Modi, Madhubala, Sunil Dutt, Pran, Ulhas, David, Jageerdaar, Raj Mehra, Asha Parekh, Kamla Laxman, Vijaylaxmi, Lalita Pawar, Leena Nazar, Sabeena, Roshan, Poonam, Shashi, Naaz, Shivraj, Bhardwaj, Chaman Puri Kesri, Mukri, Kammo Tripathi, Keshav Kapoor, Vishwas Kunte, Vijay, Shobha Daizy Irani etc in it.

The moie had eight songs in it. Two songs have een covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Jwaala”(1970) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is lip synced by Sunil Dutt.


Song-Duniya ki kitaabon se ik din (Jwaala)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega aa aa
yeah

duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega
duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega
insaan ke iraadon ke aage
ambar bhi sar ko jhukaayega
ambar bhi sar ko jhukaayega
duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega

hum apni lagan ke deewaane
toofaan se bhi takra jaayenge
ab jhuk na sakenge ae duniya
hum toot bhale hi jaayenge
ho ho ho o
o o o o
jeevan ki dagar ka har parwat
ik thokar mein uad jaayega
duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega
yeah

samjho na hamen tum patthar dil
seene mein hamaare pyaar bhi hai
naaz kisi kisi ki yaad bhi hai
ik sapnon ka sansar bhi hai
aa ha ha ha
aa aa aa aa
jo kuchh bhi haseen hai is jag mein
kuchh aur haseen kahlayega
duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega

har har bandhan ko tod ke jab
ik jashn manaayegi duniya
taaron ke singhaashan par jis din
insaan ko dikhaayegi duniya
ho ho ho
o o o o o
us din sabko rah rah ke mera
ye geet bahut yaad aayega
insaan ke iraadon ke aage
ambar bhi sar ko jhukaayega
ambar bhi sar ko jhukaayega
duniya ki kitaabon se ik din
mushkil ka naam mit jaayega


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Blog Day :

4890 Post No. : 16688

“Laal Quila”(1960) was produced by H L Khanna and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for H L K Productions. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Helen, Tiwari, Kumar, Kamal Kapoor, Rajan Haksar, Ram Singh, Altaf, Rajan Kapoor, Sundar, Shammi, Mridula, Ratnamala, Sheila Vaz, D Babulal, B M Vyas etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered so far.

Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s)
442 Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon 25 December 2008 Rafi
1484 Pyaara pyaara sa samaa 22 June 2009 Lata Mangeshkar
7262 Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein 27 December 2012 Rafi
11721 Jaa re Gokul ke natkhat chor 1 January 2016 Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi
14363 O jaane waale mera jeewan tere hawaale 26 May 2018 Lata Mangeshkar
15538 Jhinchak jhinchak jhin chakaachak pyaar karo 14 April 2020 Rafi, Shamshad Begam

The seventh an final song from the movie is chronologically the first song of the movie. The song gets played as a background song as the movie credits appear on the screen.

The song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Laal Quila”(1960) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Jaan hatheli par le kar phirte hain ye matwaale (Laal Quila)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

shaheedo ki mazaro par
lagenge har baras mele
haan aan watan par marne waalon ka
yahi naamo nishaan hoga
yahi naamo nishaan hoga

mat bhoolo itihaas puraana
mat bhoolo praacheen kahaani
laal khoon se likhi huyi hai
laal quile ki laal kahaani

jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
jaan hatheli par lekar
phirte hain ye matwaale
chamkenge ban ke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale

jo rakhte hain fauladi jigar
o o o o
dushman ke aage jhukte nahin ee
chattaanon se takkar lete hain aen aen
toofaanon se aage rukte nahin
jo sar se udaate hain goli
jo sar se udaate hain goli
taanke (??) hataate hain bhaale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale
chamkege banke sitaare
ye apne watan pe marne waale

watan pe marne waale
apne watan pe marne waale


Blog Day :

4885 Post No. : 16681 Movie Count :

4546

Songs from Artiste Name Films….Second Season….No. 5
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Do you know who these people were ?

Elizer, S M Hadi, Miss Gangoo, Jagdish, D.Sarkari, Surajram, M.Isaq, Hyder Shah, Miss Manjula, Keki Adjania, S.Baburao, Baba Vyas, Rustam Irani, Master Fakir……the list is long.

I am sure hardly anyone knows them. Mind you, they are not Extras,they are in the credits of a film. OK, let me try with another set. Perhaps you might recognise someone.

Vaskar, K B Laal, Raja Babu, Chandrika, Chunilal, S Alam, Pt. Kaul, Javdekar, tarun Kumar, Swarup Rani, Kunjuru, Haridas, Dilawar, Sudha Apte etc etc ….The list is long. Still No ? Ok. Last Chance. I am sure, this time you will identify a few names at least…..

Tiwari, Chandbala, Indira Bansal, Gulab, Heeralal, Murad, Moolchand, Nazir kashmiri, Jankidas, Abu Bakar, Sankatha prasad, Narbada Shankar, Chaman Puri, Mirajkar etc etc. The List is long. Atlast, you could identify some actors.

Friends, all the above artistes fall under the category of “Character actors”. The first and second list was of Character artists from the 30’s and 40’s films.The third list was from the 50’s films, hence some names were familiar.

Unfortunately, the condition of the character artistes is like this. No recognition, no sustainable payments, no guarantee of work and no appeal for injustice. Lately, of course, there is an association which looks after their interests to a great extent.

However, there are some character artistes who make a permanent impression on the audience with their acting style. Their names become unforgettable and they guarantee “Paisa Vasool” performance. Some such artistes were Omprakash, Mirajkar, Nazir kashmiri aka “Ramukaka”, Nazir Hussain, Badri prashad, Nana Palshikar Leela Mishra etc etc. One such artiste was KANHAIYALAL CHATURVEDI. He entered the cinema world to become a Lyricist and story/dialogue writer, but ended up as an actor. No one writes on character artistes, everyone writes on Hero or aHeroines only. Our today’s Hero is Kanhaiyalal.

Pandit Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi was born on 15-12-1910 in Banares. His father was Bhairodutt and mother was Parvati Devi. He studied only upto 4th standard. When he was 15 year old he was given the family Kirana shop to manage, but due to his hobby of seeing dramas, the shop had to be closed. Then he was tried on a Chakki. Here also he failed. Seeing his inclination, his father started his own Drama company called ‘ Sanatan Dharm Natak Samaj’. Kanhaiya started doing odd jobs in that company.

After father’s death, his elder brother Sankata prasad went to Bombay and joined Sagar Film co. Kanhaiya also went to Bombay . There he wrote a drama ” 15 August ke baad” and wanted to stage it, but it was censored too much and he failed in this too.

He left for Calcutta and joined the drama company of Agha Hashr. He got a good role of ‘Tabalchi’ in it. But he left this too and went to Allahabad joining a Ramleela group where he presented one drama also. Once Chimanlal Desai of Sagar had come there. He saw Kanhaiya and called him to Bombay. He only wanted to write songs, stories and dialogues, but fate made him an actor only.

He first did an extra role in the film ” Sagar ka Sher”. He was noticed by Motilal and he took him to Mehboob. He was given a role in the film “Gramophone Singer-38″. His next big role was in the film ‘ Sadhana”-39, it was followed by Bhole Bhale-39, Ek hi Raasta-39 and Service limited-39.

In 1940, his life’s most important role of ‘Sukhilala’ was done by him in the film Aurat-1940. After 17 years, Mehboob chose only him to do the same role in the remake “Mother India-1957”.

Kanhaiyalal was known to be a “Scene Eater” by other stars. Even Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rajesh khanna, Ashok kumar etc appreciated his dialogue delivery and acting. In his private life, Kanhaiayalal was very down to earth. Though he could easily afford it, he never bought a car and always travelled in Bus, Train or a Taxi.

He worked in 141 films and surprisingly 7 songs were picturised on him,on screen.Besides acting, Kanhaiyalal wrote dialogues, stories and songs in films. He wrote 57 songs in 8 films namely, Sadhana-39, Comrades-39, Bhole Bhale-39, Sanskar-40, Civil Marriage-40, Radhika-41, Nirdosh-41 and Kasauti-41.

As an actor his last film was Ek aur Sangram-1982. His dedication for work was always appreciated. During the shooting of the film Aurat-40, the set fell on him and he was injured, but he told Mehboob,-‘ Don’t stop the shooting. Take the shots.’ After the shooting, he was given treatment.

Some of his films were Behen, Radhika, Lal haveli, Ganga jamuna, Sautela bhai, Grihasthi, Upkar, Ram aur Shyam, Teen bahuraniyan, Jeevan mrityu, Hum panch etc etc.

He gave his last film shot for film Hathkadi-82. Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi died on 14-8-1982, when he was 72 years old. Kanhaiyalal worked in innumerable films. He died in Delhi, leaving behind his wife, two sons and four daughters, and hardly any property. Even the body of the celebrated artiste could not be brought to Bombay, his home.

(information drawn from Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, Beete kal ke sitare by Shriram Tamrakar, wiki, HFGK, muVyz and my notes, all with thanks.)

Today’s song is from the film Kanhaiya-1980. There was another film with the same title in 1959. Raj Kapoor and Nutan had acted in it.

Kanhaiya-80 was made by Sonnar Films, directed by Khalid Sami and it’s music was by the pair of Basu- Manohari. Basu Chakraborty (23-1-1928 to 27-7-2001) and Manohari Singh (8-3-1931 to 13-7-2010) composed 30 songs together in 7 films, namely- Sabse Bada Rupaiya-76, Yasmin-78, Bin Baap ka Beta-78, Kanhaiya-80, Jeena hai Pyar mein-83, Chatpati-83 and Bluffmaster !-2005.

The cast of the film was Naseeruddin Shah, Amjad khan, Asha Sachdev, Farida jalal, Master Raju, kanhaiyalal, Dev Kumar and many more. The story of the film was…

Sharda lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Thakur Ranvir Singh, in Bombay, India. She incurs her dad’s displeasure when she elopes and gets married to Jaichand Prakash, a poor man. She gets pregnant and Jaichand passes away, leaving her alone to raise their son Kanhaiyaa.

As soon as Kanhiayaa celebrates his 9th birthday, Sharda too passes away forcing Kanhaiya to find shelter at Bal Kalyan Anaathalay, run by a cruel manager named Makhanlal. After getting abused at the orphanage Kanhaiyaa escapes to Mumbai and lands in the net of Madhav Singh and Rahim, touts who teach male orphans to become thieves and robbers.

Destiny brings Kanhaiya to his estranged maternal grandfather who recognises him and takes him home. However, fate has other plans in store for him as he gets abducted once again by Madhav Singh’s men. Finally the chief of the Anathalaya helps them to locate and free kanhaiya and the culprits are arrested by the police. The Grandfather gets his Grandson safely.

Kanhaiyalal had acted in this film. This was one of his last few films, before he departed from this world. The film Kanhaiya-80 makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song-Ho duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal (Kanhaiya)(1980) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Nida Fazli, MD-Basu Manohari
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho duniya ki tijori mein
ho duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
ho duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kaamal
in haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kamaal
in haathon ka kamaal

jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
ho duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
ho duniya ki tijori mein
haay shaabaash

pam pam pam pam
parda ho to saahookaari
khul jaaye to chori
chori
khul jaaye to chori

jaise raaja ke ghar raajkumaari
nirdhan ke ghar chhori ee
parda ho to
parda ho to saahookaari
khul jaaye to chori
jaise raaja ke ghar raajkumari
nirdhan ke ghar chhori

jo seedhe raste jaaye
jo seedhe raste jaaye
vo jeevan bhar pachhtaaye
pachhtaaye re pachhtaaye
mulla beche daadhi ko
pandit choti ki khaaye
pandit choti ki khaaye
beimaani ee beimaani
haan beimaani mauj udaaye
sachaayi kangaal
dikhaao
haathon ka kamaal
in haathon ka kamaal

haathon ka kamaal
in haathon ka kamaal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
o duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal

shaitaanon ki is nagri mein roye allaah vaale
haan haan roye allaah vaale
ye daulat hai uski pyaare
jo isko hathiyaa le
ye daulat hai uski pyaare
jo isko hathiyaa le

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa a aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jo upar se gore hain
vo andar se ae ae kaale hain
aa aa aa
ye do number vyopaari
izzat shohrat vaale hain
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
jo upar se gore hain
vo andar se kaale hain
jo upar se gore hain
vo andar se kaale hain

ye do number vyopaari
izzat shohrat vaale hai
ye do number vyopaari
izzat shohrat vaale hain

ye izzat vaale shohrat vaale
man ke kaale tan ke kaale
lekin laale
ye do number vyopari
izzat shohrat vaale hain
ye do number vyapari
izzat shohrat vaale hain

sasta hai pyare bhaashan
sastaa hai pyaare bhaashan
mahanga hai lekin ration
mahanga hai lekin ration
iman sharaafat neki
hain mere tere bandhan
hain mere tere bandhan
bin paise ke ae ae
bin paise ke
bin paise ke is duniya mein jeena hai mohaal
haathon ka kamaal
in haathon ka kamal

haathon ka kaamal in haathon ka kamaal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
o duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
o duniya ki tijori mein dher saara maal
bhai hatho ka kamal
jo chaahe dikhaaye bhai haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kamaal
haathon ka kamaal


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