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Blog Day : 3767 Post No. : 14741

“Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) was Directed by Durgesh Kumar and Santoshi for Durgesh Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kumkum, Kamaljeet, Mumtaz, Deven Verma, Jagdeep, Mohan Choti, Murad, aruna Irani, Johny Whisky, Kamal Mehra, Parshuram, Mirza Musharraf, Tuntun, Balam, Kathana, Jerry, Jankidas, Baroon Van Hizi, Kingkong etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it and most were qawwaalis as can be guessed from the title. Ten songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

The eleventh and final song from the movie was apparently not included in the movie. Only its audio was released and this song is available.

Despite the song being available, I was not taking it up because this song was a duet with Rafi’s voice in it. Seeing that Sudhir jee was covering Rafi duets in his marathon series “Rafi duets अ से ह तक “, I was not taking chances because in the past I have posted songs that Sudhir Jee had reserved for some special occasions and with my memory being what it is, I had forgotten about that.

So, I double checked. Sudhir Jee is now onto the letter य while this duet from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) begins with an earlier letter viz प which was already covered in the previous post. So this song was “safe” to be covered. 🙂

So, here is the eleventh and final song from “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal Qureshi.

Here are the details of the earlier ten songs from the movie:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Husn waale husn ka anjaam dekh 1830 29-Aug-09
Jaate jaate ik nazar bhar dekh lo dekh lo 3336 13-Dec-10
Aa main bataaun tu hai kyaa 3770 11-Apr-11
Dil gaya dil ka aitbaar gaya 5214 29-Dec-11
Ae jaane jigar chilman se agar 5376 1-Feb-12
Kehne waale tu bhi keh le 5700 26-Mar-12
Wo chaand sa chehra liye chhat par tera aana 13126 7-Apr-17
Dekh kar meri taraf khaamosh ho jaana zara 14487 15-Jul-18
Meri bhi laaj rakh le sarkaar e Madina 14524 24-Jul-18
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai 14558 8-Aug-18

This song, the eleventh and final song was excluded from the movie as far as I can tell. In case it was picturised, it would have been on the lead pair of Kamaljeet and Kumkum.

With this song,all the songs of “Qawwaali Ki Raat”(1964) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.
PS-It has pointed out by Mr Sadanand Kamath that the video of this song is available. And the song is indeed picturised on the lead pair.
Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin (Qawwaali Ki Raat)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Iqbal Qureshi

Lyrics

pyaar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
pyar ki hasraten khaaq mein mil gayin
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
zindagi aag banti hai jis mod par
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye

do kadam chalke do humsafar jal gaye

aisi bijli giri shaakh gulzaar par
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye
aashiyaana bachaaya to par jal gaye

kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
kuchh na baaqi raha zindagi mein meri
ek dhuaan reh gaya dil jigar jal gaye
do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

aah roki to seene se shole uthhe
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingaariyaan
ban gaye ashq aankhon mein chingariyaan
do mohabbat bhare dil sulagne lage
yaani do aarzuon ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye

ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
ashqe gham chashme nam se ye keh kar dhale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
pyaar ki aag mein yoon na koi jale
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
aatishe ishq mein koi shola nahin
phir bhi is aag mein ghar ke ghar jal gaye

do kadam chal ke do humsafar jal gaye
donon raahi usi mod par jal gaye

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

Blog Day : 3754 Post No. : 14719

Today’s song is the 3rd song from film Oonchi Haveli-55 to be discussed in the Blog. For the last 6-7 months, I have been discussing songs mostly from the decades of the 1930s and the 1940s. The last song from the 1950s that I discussed was on 3-3-2018, which for me was the 5th song from the decade of 1950s in this year. Looking back, I find that I had discussed a song from 1994 also in this year. Good songs, to whatever year they belong to, are my favourites. The only regret is that such songs have become few and far between. Good and meaningful Lyrics is another thing which has become scarce.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi. I strongly believe that God had given at least 10 different voices to this divine singer ! His special voice and style changed to suit the lip syncer on the screen and the song situation. His voice for Dilip Kumar was never the same as one he used for Johnny Walker.

Rafi came from a poor and humble background and had to struggle very hard to enter, sustain and reach the heights in Hindi Film Music. We all know that he came from a poor family but how his early life was spent is not known to many.

Punjab must be proud that two of its sons ruled Hindi cinema music for the first 50 years of its existence, which also happened to be its golden era. initially it was Saigal from 1933 to 1947 and then Mohd. Rafi-as if the baton was handed over by one statemate to another. Both started with humble beginnings and struggled hard to win their places in the History. Saigal, however, had less competition, but then the industry was also smaller. In case of Rafi, the competition was greater, but then the industry had also grown manifolds.

Born into a lower middle class Muslim family belonging to a non descript village in Punjab in 1924, Rafi did not have much education. It was confined to reading and writing in Urdu in Persian script. A little bit of multiplication, and his education was over. In leisure time, Rafi would take his and friends’ cattles for grazing- singing songs all the day.

Rafi did not have exposure to Radio until the beginning of Lahore Radio station in 1937. Of course wealthy people had their gramophones and he would listen to Indubala and Kamla Jharia songs coming from the Havelis and in the Bazaar area. Rafi sang many folk songs.

His father decided to shift to Lahore- 50 miles away, for better earning. Like most Amritsaris, he too was an expert in cooking. He opened a Dhaba and soon did well. Later on he called Rafi to Lahore in 1941 Rafi got a job in a Hair cutting saloon. Whole day he would do people’s shaving, while singing songs. His customers were happy. One day, Programme Director of Lahore A.I.R. Mr. Jeewan lal Mattoo was passing by and he heard Rafi’s singing. Impressed with his enchanting voice, sweetness,range and tonal quality, he shocked Rafi with his offer. Rafi gave his audition next day and passed with flying colours. From March 1943, Mohd.Rafi became a Radio singer, at 35 rupees per song. ( six months later Surinder kaur also joined Lahore Radio).

After hearing his voice on Radio, Music Director Shyam sunder called him to sing in his Punjabi film ” Gul Baloch”. Before coming to Lahore, Rafi was married to his cousin, but his Father in law had told him that his wife will join him only after he starts earning decently. Even after that single song in a film, Rafi continued his shaving job in the saloon. Meanwhile Mr. Mattoo helped him to learn classical music. Also Master Inayat Hussain gave him training. Another teacher was Budh Singh Taan. Noorjehan, Umrao Zia and Zeenat begum were seniors to Rafi in Lahore, but they knew each others. He took training from Bhai Samund Singh and Bhai Santa Singh of local Gurudwaras. Rafi was a saintly person and a true Namazi, doing 5 times Namaz daily.

Rafi’s wife came to him after he became a Radio artiste. He had a large friends circle, who used to gather in his house. There were many Hindi and Punjabi films made in Lahore, but none of the composers thought of Rafi as a singer. Pt. Amarnath and Ghulam Hyder liked his voice and knew his talent. While shifting to Bombay, Ghulam Hyder invited Rafi to join him. Even from Bombay he sent him 2 calls. Finally on his second call, Rafi decided to shift to Bombay, lock stock and barrel, in 1945. In Bombay, till Jugnu-47 happened, Rafi sang few songs in films, but he made his living by singing in private Mehfils of wealthy Punjabis of Bombay.

Story of Rafi after Jugnu-47 is known widely. I just wanted to highlight his less known early days, before coming to Bombay. Some of this information is used from an article by H.S.Aujla in Apnaorg.

May be, because of his humble background and a struggle before he succeeded, he always had a soft corner for struggling composers. Unlike some other famous singers, he was always ready to help such composers, even if the money offered was below par. During his peak period also, poor B and C grade composers could approach Rafi with a request to sing their songs and Rafi rarely disappointed them.

Nissar Baazmi later went to Pakistan and became a big composer. Even Noorjehan and Mehdi Hassan considered it an honour to sing for him in Pakistan. As long as Nissar Baazmi was in India, he somehow remained a C-grade composer. And at the time he did Khoj, he was a nobody.

It was as a nobody in HFM that Baazmi approached Rafi to sing for the rendition of a composition for “Khoj”. He could only afford to pay Rs 50 to Rafi. Rafi charged Baazmi just the token Re 1. The result- Chanda ka dil toot gaya roney lage hain sitaare Just the shot in the arm that a struggling music director, as well as the lyricist (Raja Mehdi ali Khan) could have dreamed of !

Pandit Shivram was a small time composer as well. He too had only Rs 50 to offer Rafi for singing a song. In return, Rafi offered him as well as the music lovers this priceless song Daulat ke jhoothhe nashe mein ho choor (Oonchi Haweli)(1955) .

Rafi left his mark even in movies where Talat Mehmood was the main singer and Rafi got to sing sung one song. Take for instance Ghulam Mohammad composition Hai bas ki har ek unke ishare mein nishaan aur (Mirza Ghalib), S D Burman’s Manzil ki chaah mein (Devdas).

How Rafi could hold his own for a composer where other singers had given their best for him is tellingly illustrated in case of songs composed by Baabul. Manna Dey had sung two superb duets in in Reshmi Roomal, viz. Zulfon ki ghataa lekar saawan ki pari aayi (with Asha Bhonsle) and Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum (with Suman Kalyanpur) . This movie also boasted the Talat Mehmood timeless classic Jab chaaye kabhi saawan ki ghata(Reshmi Roomaal)(1961). Mukesh too added his mite Reshmi Roomal through Gardish mein hon taare na ghabraanaa pyaare (Reshmi Roomaal) .

Next movie that Baabul got was “Naqli Nawaab” where the same hero Majoj Kumar was to lip sync the songs. Despite recording such awesome male playback songs in his previous movie, Babul switched to Rafi in “Naqli Nawaab”. Rafi was paid Rs 200 for this movie. The timeless classics that Rafi came up with were- Tum poochhte ho ishq balaa hai ke nahin hai (Naqli Nawaab) and Chheda jo dil ka fasaanaa( Naqli Nawaab) .

If Rafi’s created gems for Babul did the same for Babul’s erstwhile partner Bipin as well ! For Bipin Datta, Rafi sang Ye Bombay shahar ka badaa naam hai (Kya ye Bombay hai ?)

If music director Dulaal Sen is remembered today, then it is thanks to one “Black Prince”(1960) Rafi solo song viz. Nigaahein na phero chaley jaayenge ham (Black prince) .

C Arjun much later, told that he felt very proud that he had at least created a ghazal that could come somewhere near a Madan Mohan composition. I wanted special attention to this my coveted ghazal from my singer but all good singers available were bigger than the film for which I had composed it! revealed Arjun. It was with great hesitation, therefore, that I approached Rafi Saab to render my ghazal, so feelingly written by Indivar. And Rafi Saab, without bothering about the small payment we were in a position to make, said it was one of the best ghazals that had fallen to his lot and he would give it everything that he had.not ready to sing for a small time music director in a B grade movie. Rafi had no such qualms. He obliged C Arjun and came up with a rendition that ensured that this ghazal even till date in bracketed among the best ghazals of Hindi movies. This ghazal with Madan Mohanesque quality was Paas baitho tabeeyat bahal jaayegi (Punar Milan) .

Lala-Asad-Sattar three instrumentalists turned struggling music directors could get Rafi to sing for them and Rafi did what he always did- provided A grade song in a B grade movie-Main to tere haseen khayaalon mein kho gayaa (Sangram) .

Sapan Jagmohan made their debut as a music director duo with “Begaana”(1962). A good blueprint that the music director duo had created was converted into a memorable masterpiece by Rafi-Phir wo bhooli si yaad aayi hai(Begaana)(1963).

We have had many A grade compositions in B and C grade movies. A good number of such compositions are in Rafi’s voice and they came about because Rafi would put art before commerce and would sing for pittance no matter how “small” a movie or its music directors were. That is how we got Iqbal Quraishi’s composition Subah na aayi shaam na aayi(Cha Cha Cha) and Sonik-Omi offering Dono ne kiya tha pyaar magar(Mahua)(1969).

The Rafi touch could turn any disc into gold! The above information is based partly on an article written by Raju Bharatan for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Aug 93.

The music Director for film Oonchi Haveli-55 was Shivram or Pt. Shivram Krishna. He was one of those composers who could not get very famous, though he composed very well. Pt. Shivram Krishna was born at Jodhpur on March 22, 1927. He started learning music at the age of 8 under the tutelage of his father Master Tulsidas, who worked with Marwar Record Company, Jodhpur from 1934 onwards. He was later employed in the court of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umed Singh as a singer/musician. It was the name and fame of Khemchand Prakash that inspired him to try his luck in films. At the age of 16, he went to Lahore where he worked under Pandit Amarnath and Master Ghulam Haider for around three years, only to return to Jodhpur at the time of partition. From the year 1948 till 1950 he worked as a music director with His Masters Voice in Lucknow, and then made his way to Mumbai in 1951.

At Mumbai, Pt. Shivram was given his first break by V. Shantaram, who signed him for two of his films – Teen Batti Chaar Raasta (1953) and Surang (1953). The music of both the films was appreciated and the films became silver jubilee hits. Besides these, V. Shantaram gave him two more films in 1960 – ‘Phool Aur Kaliyan’ and ‘Kaale Gore’, the first winning the National Award for Best Children film, while the second remained unreleased. He used the voices of V. Shantaram’s daughters Charusheela and Madhura in children’s films.

Following the success of his initial films, Pt. Shivram caught the attention of Dhirubhai Desai and Nakhshab Jarchavi, who signed him for their next films, Oonchi Haveli (1955) and Raftaar (1955) respectively. The songs of these two films were also quite successful. Then came Sati Ansuya (1956), another film by Dhirubhai Desai that started the trend and literally sealed his fate as a composer of mythological films. Barring Naya Kadam (1958), a social drama, and Rangeela Raja (1960), a stunt film, and the two children films by V. Shantaram, all the films he got after Sati Ansuya were religious/ mythological films. In all, out of the 23 films he composed for, as many as 14 were religious/ mythological films.

Despite composing some good songs for these films, the success he got with his initial films could not be repeated given the limited popularity of such films and similarity in the genre of songs. Barring a few songs from Shravan Kuman (1960), Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963) and Sati Naari (1965), most of the songs are all but forgotten. ‘Tum Naacho Ras Barse’ by Mahendra Kapoor in Sati Naari fetched Pt. Shivram the Swami Haridas Award in 1966.

The last two Hindi films of Pt. Shivram were Sampoorna Teerth Yatra (1970) and Mahapavan Teerth Yatra (1975), both of which have the unique distinction of featuring what could be the longest Hindi film songs, running 45 and 70 minutes respectively. Both these songs were about the various places of pilgrimage in India and were almost similar in tune and structure. Interestingly, he had also composed two more songs on similar lines in Durga Pooja (1962) and Kan Kan Mein Bhagwan (1963).

Pandit Shivram gave music for various regional languages such as Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Haryanvi, etc. He was the default composer for Rajasthani films all through the 1960s, starting with the first Rajasthani film Babasa Ri Ladli (1961). He also composed for several Marwari and classical music non-film albums. As a proficient Harmonium player, he teamed with table-nawaaz Ustaad Nizamuddin Khan to produce a classical album. Pandit Shivram was as good a vocal artist as he was a harmonium player. He sang in films like Oonchi Haveli, Rangeela Raja, Sati Ansuya, Badrinath Yatra, etc.

The lyricists Pt. Shivram worked with, were more or less decided by the films he worked in. While he worked with the likes of Asad Bhopali, Shevan Rizvi, Pyare Lal Santoshi, Nakhshab Jarchavi, etc. in his non-mythological films, predominantly ‘Hindi’ writers like Bharat Vyas, Kavi Pradeep, Neeraj, Madan Bharti and Pt. Indra wrote for his mythological films. Pt. Indra and Bharat Vyas were his prime contributors for Rajasthani films.

Pandit Shivram died in February 1980 leaving behind a family of musicians. His daughter Jayshree Shivram is a singer. Two of his sons, Jugal Kishore and Tilak Raj jointly composed for a few Hindi films, debuting with Bheegi Palkein (1983). His third son, Naveen Shivram had started his musical career with giving music for the serial Apnapan in 1999 and went to compose for a few small time Hindi films and some Rajasthani film and non-film albums as well. Another son, Mukesh, was also a composer and is no more. ( Information on Shivram, based on urgetofly.com and my notes.)

Now, here is a fun song from this film, sung by Rafi and chorus. Though Asha Bhosle’s name is also credited, I did not find any female voice in the song.
PS-Now Sadanand Kamath Jee has pointed out that this song is a two part song and Asha Bhonsle’s voice does appear in the second part of the song. So this song is a Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet, after all.


Song- Baap gaaye Thumri aur Garba gaaye Maiyya (Oonchi Haweli)(1955)Singer- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics- Bharat Vyas, MD- Pt Shivram
chorus

Lyrics

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya
bhabhi gaaye bhim palaasi drupad gaaye bhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

gol gol ye nagad narayan hove jiske paas
wo saare aalam ka baalam sab jan uske saath
ki duniya naak ragadti
ke duniya kaan pakadti
ki duniya jhuk jhuk kare salaam
baabuji parnaam
saahab ji salaam
seth ji raam raam raam raam raam
dekh ke saari duniya naache ta ta ta ta thhaiya
jab aangana mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

naram naram duniya laage jab garam garam ho jeb
rupaiye ki jhankaar mein bhaiya chhup jaate sab aeb
achcha
haha

zara dekh lo
ek hai saabat ek hai gaayab
ek khuli hai ek hoon hoon hoon
jaane saara gaam inko jaane saara gaam
par laxmi ki kirpa se inka kamalnayan hai naam
arre inka kamalnaian hai naam
ghuti hui hai khopadi
ghuti hui hai khopadi
par paas hai inke rokadi
safaachat sab baal uden
ye ganju ji ganjan hain
paisa inki aankh ka anjan
daanton ka manjan hai
par jeb kare jham jham to
inka naam keshranjan hai
ae bhaiyya inka naam keshranjan hai
ye kaaghji jawaan seena taan ke khade hue
ye laxmi ki duniya mein heere moti se jade huye
aa aa aa aa aa
dehradun ke cartoon
ye mahlon mein rahte
unchi haweli mein rahte
isiliye sab basti waale hastimal kahte
arre inko hastimal kahte
ke moorakh kahlaaye gyaani
ke phoohad kahlaaye raani
ki cheeku kahlaaye daani
ki ye sab rupye ki maaya
arey bhai waah waah waah waah waah
hoy besuri lugaayi bhi kahlaati hai suraiya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

o jee o jee
aji aao jee
main teri nayi naweli naar
tu mera albela bhataar
kiya sab tere liye singaar
aji aa jee

ho ho ho ho
kaho meri kaisi ankhadiyaan
ke jaise gulaab ki pankhadiyaan
daant ki kaisi jyoti hai
seep mein jaise moti hain
seep mein jaise moti hain

aur mere sar ke kaise baal
aji in ne to kiya kamaal
ke jaise saawan ke baadal
ke jaise bhanwron ka ho dal
ke jaise nainon ka kaajal
haay re wai wai wai wai wai
meethe meethhe lagte hon jo panchhi se baraiyya

kab
jab aangna mein raas rachaaye re rupaiyya
ye chaandi ka kanhiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

baap gaaye thumri aur garba gaaye maiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
maine laakhon ke bol sahe
chaandi ke chanda
haay re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ke phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

saajan aaya hey sakhi
ee ee ee ee ee

waah waah waah
haan
kai manuhaar karo
thhal bhara gaz motiyaan aan
aur ooper nain dhara aa aa aa aa aa aa
ho chaandi ke chanda
haaye re baandi ke banda
haaye re phaansi ka phanda
tere liye ae
maine laakhon ke bol sahe

ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
ikanni duwanni
chawanni athhanni
chhote mote maap hain
ki chhote mote maap hainhe
ye hain baal bachche iske
rupaiyya inka baap hai
rupaiyya inka baap hai
is kaljug ki duniya mein paar laage tab hi naiyya
jab aangna mein raas rachaenge ye rupaiya
ye chaandi ka kanhaiya ho chhan chhan chhan rupaiya


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Blog Day : 3743 Post No. : 14700

Those who have followed cricket for as long as I have, old time cricket followers may recall that test cricket centuries used to be quite rare. One test Indian batsman managed to score one test century in one test series then it waas considered a major cricketing achievement. One Indian cricketer scoring more than one test century in a test series was a rarity. It was quite a rarity indeed when Sunil Gavaskar scored as many as four test centuries in one test series, and that too his debut series.

It was three years later that Gavaskar would score his next test century in 1974. After that he did not look back snce and went on to make a record breaking 34 test centuries. Subsequently we have another little master, namely Sachin Tendulkar who rewrote that hrecord by scoring more than 50 test centuries and more than one hundred internationa centuries.

In olden days, we often found batsmen batting quite slowly and taking almost one full day to score a century. Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan took 557 minutes to score a test century in 1977-78 against England. He faced 419 balls to reach his century. In contrast, we had someone like Virender Sehwag who scored a triple century against South Africa in 278 deliveries.

We in this blog also regularly score centuries of posts. We have had 146 such centuries so far. quite a few of these centuries have been Sehwag like when 100 posts were completed in 16 days or even less. Such fast centuries have been described as Sehwag like by our regulars- such as Raja.

On the other end of the scale, sometimes our centuries have been painfully slow, like Chris Tavare or Mudassar Nazar. We “fondly” remember both because they often found it easy to showcase their “talent” against India.

This post is the 14700th song post for the blog or in other words this post marks the 147th century for the blog. This century has come at a Mudassar Nazar like rate. It has taken us as many as 53 days to reach this century.

This song is a rare song from “Fariyaadi”(1953).

“Fariyaadi”(1953) was produced and directed by Habib Sarhadi for Habib Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehman, Shakuntala, Mirza Musharraf, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Ramesh Thakkar, Parvati Devi, H Prakash, Devraj, Sadiq, Krishn, Chaandni, Qamar, Jankidas, Shanta Kunwar, Manju, Minni etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the past.

This song, the third song from “Fariyaadi”(1953) to appear in the blog is sung by Rafi. Muzaffar Orkazai is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali.

This song is a rare song, that few people may have heard before. And we have chosen this song as the 14700thsong for a special reason. This song happens to be the 29th century of Rafi in the blog. In other words, Rafi now has as many as 2900 songs in the blog, just 100 songs short of the magical 3000 songs mark.

Instead of taking more time than what has already been consumed while reching this century, I decided to just get on with this century without much fanfare so that we can concentrate of future posts. So here is this post that combines blog century number 147 with Rafi century number 29.

So here we are, to yet another landmark, without much fanfare. I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their support and encouragement. We have come a long way and we still have lots of songs yet to be covered. This post gives us an opportunity to take fresh guard and get down to the task of covering more songs from the teasure of HFM.


Song-Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna (Fariyaadi)(1953) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Muzaffar Orkazai, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

mushqil hai bahut pyaar ki duniya ko basaana
bedard zamaane ka tareeqa hai puraana
do pyaar bhare dil kabhi aabaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

aakaash ki choti pe mahal hamne banaaya
duniya se bahut door jahaan apna basaaya
kismat ne magar chaaha hamen shaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna

ab apne khayaalon mein mujhe tum na basaana
bhoole se kabhi tum mere sapnon mein na aana
gar dil mein uthhe dard to fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna
Jal jal ke shama ki tarah fariyaad na karna
main yaad bhi aaun to mujhe yaad na karna


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

Blog Day : 3736 Post No. : 14682

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 73 # Aaayo aayo Navratri tyohaar #
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Season’s greetings and best wishes to all for the Navratri Festival starting today (10 october 2018)!!!

I have mentioned in a few of my earlier write-ups that festivals too bring back many memories and they in turn bring back memories of songs which we have heard years before… in my case ‘years before’ generally means ‘in my childhood days or in those years when I was growing’ 🙂

Today’s song is one such song which normally comes to my mind during celebration of the ‘Navratri festival’ every year. I was under impression that this song must have been posted on the blog earlier, however much to my surprise, this song is mot yet covered till now. And that gives me this opportunity to share this song today on the blog.

I vaguely remember that in our colony where we were staying then (for me after my birth in 1968 to 1984 when I was in eleventh standard :)) during Navratri Festival or Durga Pooja Festival the Durga Pooja Idol would be worshipped in the Colony Club or special ‘pandals’ arranged near the ‘Club Building’ and the ‘Stage’ (meant for the various programs held during the festival). However, unlike the ‘Ganpati Festival’ during which various ‘cultural programs’ would be held, during ‘Navratri’ it was mostly the staging of ‘Ramleela’ for nine/ten days.

I do not have any more special memories except a few songs that were played on the loud speakers and the “Ramleela” which I vaguely remember. Ttoday’s song is one such song that was frequently played on loud speakers during this festival and had been lying dormant in my memories since then.

The song that I am going to present today is from the ‘1971’ movie ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong’.
Going by the date of passing of this movie by the Censor Board I was almost three years old then, when the movie was released. Johar whenever he combined with Mehmood in movies and Mehmood specially for his movies were always a point of discussion among the elders in the family. I remember watching ‘Johar Mehmood in Goa’ and ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong’ with my Uncles. I do not remember if I also watched ‘Johar Mehmood in Kashmir’. These movies had good songs or good entertaining songs, so the songs were also not easily forgettable given their performances on these songs.

“Johar Mehmood in Hongkong” (1971) was produced by Madan Chopra and K.Z. Sheth. It was directed by S.A. Akbar.

It was M.O. Bawazir’s presentation for Mahesh Ashish.

The movie had I.S. Johar, Mehmood, Sonia Sahni, Aruna Irani, Tiwari, Kamal Kapoor, Tuntun, Manorama, Madhumati, Haroon, and Pran. Agha, Mukri, Jr. Mehmood, Polson, Shaikh, B.B. Bhalla, Raj Kishore, Khairati, Murad appear as Guest Artistes in this movie.

This movie was written by I.S. Johar who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for this movie. Vithal Bankar was the editor for this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji Anandji who were assisted by Babla and where Parte was the arranger and Frank Fernand the Conductor.
There were Six songs in this movie penned by Qamar Jalalabadi (four songs) and two songs are jointly credited to Qamar Jalalabadi and Indeevar (as per HFGK).

Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh, Shamshad Begam, Manna Dey and Usha Timothi gave their voices to the songs in this movie.
As per HFGK Lakshmi Shankar, Usha Khanna and Usha Mangeshkar’s voice has been in one song each, however their names are not mentioned in the titles of this movie (available on YT).

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 04.01.1971.

So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the third song from this movie to appear on the blog.

Today’s song happens during the ‘Navratri Celebrations’ which all ‘Hindustanis’ living in Hong Kong celebrate every year and send the ‘Garba matka’ to India. Our heroes Mahesh and Ramesh (readers can easily guess who is Mahesh and who is Ramesh) who successfully flee away from jail with other accomplices after giving ‘Jamal ghota’ to Kamal Kapoor, Pran & Co and reach Murad (who is head of the Indian Embassy in the movie I guess) with the ‘secret formula’. Murad advices them that the formula can be easily sent to India in this ‘matka’.

‘Ambe maiyya’ ab hamaari aur hamaare desh ki raksha tere haath hai, desh ke drohi e pujaariyon ko Bharat bhejne se pehle hi khatm kar dena chahte hai, magar Ambe maiyya agar Ramesh aur Mahesh khatm ho jaayen to tu apni chhah bhujaaon se chhah Ramesh aur Mahesh paida kar ke desh ke drohiyon ko chakkar mein daal dena.
Jai Ho …

That is what Ramesh praises to Ambe Maa before the song …

And that is why we have this patriotic garba and seeking the blessings of the goddess to save the mother land and our country …

The movie ends with this song on a happy note where the enemies die their own death and our heroes board the flight for India dancing and enjoying with the ‘secret formula’ in the ‘Garba Pot’.

From today the auspicious festival starts all over India.In Gujarat especially the excitement and preparations for the festival had already begun much earlier when I was there. The ‘garba and dandia’ bhajans and songs had already started playing on in shops, restaurants and public places where the celebrations were to be held.

I had wiitnessed all that during my brief two weeks stay in Gujarat. I have returned back to my work place as per planning and had to travel on Sunday and reaching my destination on this Monday evening >:)I am missing all that excitement a lot now 🙂

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Mukesh. And since it involved Singer Mukesh I thought I should consult our Mahesh ji if I can do write-up with this song and he immediately responded that I can ‘go ahead’, thanks to Mahesh ji.

I also take this opportunity to wishing all a very ‘Happy Navratri Festival’ and may it be peaceful and enjoying for all and may the Goddess blessed us all with her blessings and gives us energy to do good for all and fight the evil within and around us …

Let us now enjoy this song composed by Kalyanji Anandji and sung by Mohd Rafi and Mukesh …

Video

Audio

Song-Hey aayo aayo navraatri tyohaar (Johar Mehmood in Hongkong)(1971) Singers-Rafi, Mukesh, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey Mai ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
Hey jab jab bheer padi bhaktan par
Hey toone suni ee pukaar
Ae Mai ee ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
Jiski rakshaa tu karey
Usey kya maarey sansaar

Usey kya maarey sansaar
hey ae aayo aayo navraatri tyohaar
He re aayo aayo navraatri tyohaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa
teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar

Hey ae kar de kar de ae
kar de kar de ae
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Hey ae kar de kar de
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa

teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar

Ham to baalak tere maata
Aur tu jeewan daata hai
Aur tu jeewan daata hai
Koyi usko chhoo nahin paata
Teri sharan jo aata hai

Teri sharan jo aata hai
Hey ae ae ae
Aayi sinh pe sawaar teri shakti apaar
Tujhe Ambey Jagdambe jag saara jaane re
Ho jag saara jaane re
Aaj apna
Aaj apna
Dikhaa de chamatkaar

Ho o aaj apnaa dikha de chamatkaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Kar de kar de
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Ho kar de kar de
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar

Vipadaa mein hai desh hamaara
Tu hi bachaane waali hai
Tu hi bachaane waali hai
Aanchal mein ye deep chhupaa le
Aandhi aane waali hai

Aandhi aane waali hai
Hey ae ae ae
bairi pichhe pade
Hamen ghere khade
Tujhe Ambey Jagdambe jag saaraa jaane re
Ho jag saara jaane re
Deshdrohi ka
Deshdrohi ka
Kar de bantaa dhaar
Ho o Deshdrohi ka
Kar de bantaa dhaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Kar de kar de
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Ho kar de kar de
Bhakton ka bedaa paar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar

Chaaron khaane chit hai dushman
Usne hamko maan liyaa aa
Usne hamko maan liyaa
Naacho gaao mauj manaao
Maiyya ne kalyaan kiya

Maiyya ne kalyaan kiya
Hey ae ae ae
Aisi devi ne aaj raakhi bhakton ki laaj
Tujhe Ambey Jagdambe jag saaraa jaane re ae
Ho o jag saara jaane re
Nahin bhulenge
Ho nahin bhoolenge tera upkaar

Ho o nahin bhoolenge tera upkaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Aayo aayo navraatri tyohaar
Ho o aayo aayo navraatri tyohaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar
Ho Ambe maiyyaa teri jai jaikaar

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हे मई ई ई ई ई ई ई ई ई
हे जब जब भीर पड़ी भक्तन पर
हे तूने सुनी ई पुकार

ए मई ई ई ई ई ई ई ई ई
जिसकी रक्षा तू करे
उसे क्या मारे संसार

उसे क्या मारे संसार

हे ए आयो आयो नवरात्रि त्यौहार
हे रे आयो आयो नवरात्रि त्यौहार
हो अम्बे मैय्या
तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार

हे ए कर दे कर दे ए
कर दे कर दे ए
भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
कर दे कर दे ए
हे ए भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
हो अम्बे मैय्या

तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार

हम तो बालक तेरे माता
और तू जीवन दाता है
और तू जीवन दाता है
कोई उसको छू नहीं पाता
तेरी शरण जो आता है

तेरी शरण जो आता है
हे ए ए
आई सिंह पे सवार तेरी शक्ति अपार
तुझे अम्बे जगदम्बे जग सारा जाने रे
हो जग सारा जाने रे
आज अपना
आज अपना
दिखा दे चमत्कार

हो ओ आज अपना दिखा दे चमत्कार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
कर दे कर दे ए
भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
हो कर दे कर दे
भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार

विपदा में है देश हमारा
तू ही बचाने वाली है
तू ही बचाने वाली है
आँचल में ये दीप छुपा ले
आंधी आने वाली है

आंधी आने वाली है
हे ए बैरी पीछे पड़े
हमें घेरे खड़े
तुझे अम्बे जगदम्बे जग सारा जाने रे
हो जग सारा जाने रे
देशद्रोही का
देशद्रोही का
कर दे बंटा धार
हो ओ देशद्रोही का
कर दे बंटा धार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
कर दे कर दे
भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
हो कर दे कर दे
भक्तों का बेड़ा पार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार

चारों खाने चित है दुश्मन
उसने हमको मान लिया आ
उसने हमको मान लिया
नाचो गाओ मौज मनाओ
मैय्या ने कल्याण किया

मैय्या ने कल्याण किया
हे ए ए ए
ऐसी देवी ने आज राखी भक्तों कि लाज
तुझे अम्बे जगदम्बे जग सारा जाने रे ए
हो ओ जग सारा जाने रे
हो नहीं भूलेंगे तेरा उपकार
हो ओ नहीं भूलेंगे तेरा उपकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
आयो आयो नवरात्रि त्यौहार
हो ओ आयो आयो नवरात्रि त्यौहार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार
हो अम्बे मैय्या तेरी जय जयकार


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.
With this writeup, the blog now has 4000 movies represented in the blog.

Blog Day :

3716 Post No. : 14646 Movie Count :

4000

We in this blog often reach milestones that I describe as “artificial” milestones. These are “artificial” in the sense that we can only be aware of them if we keep track of them. Earlier we were not aware of them.

For instance, the blog has crossed 3700 days of existence. We first became aware of this kind of milestone only on the occasion of the blog reaching 3400 days.

Ever since, we have also had “milestones” like a pair of singers reaching centuries of their duets. For instance, we recently reached 500 duets of Rafi-Asha Bhonsle.

YIPPEE movies and Debutant movies also yield such milestones to us. We reached 1000 YIPPEE movies in the blog and subsequently 1100 YIPPEE movies.

The present milestone pertains to debutant movies. So far we have reached 3999 movies in the blog. This writeup introduces the 4000th movie to the blog. Yes, the blog, with this song, now has songs from exactly 4000 movies.

In the blog, we have songs from every year, beginning from the earliest year (1931) to the latest viz. the current year (2018).

With this song, the blog now has songs from 4000 movies. while most movies are Hindi movies, we also have some songs from other languages, viz regional languages/ dialects movies and even some international movies. Then there are some movies which were either unreleased or whose year of release are not known. The number of such movies being 78.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented decade in the blog. 1111 movies were released in this decade (from 1951 to 1960) and there were 35 unreleased movies as well in this decade. As many as 1014 movies from this decade are represented in the blog. 1960s is the second most well represented blog. As many as 842 movies (out of 929 movies released this decade, plus 31 unreleased movies and 34 regional movies)are showcased in the blog.

Titles of these movies begin with all letters of Roman Alphabet except X. The letter S is the most common letter in this respect. As many as 489 movies had their titles beginning with S. A comes second with 390 movie titles.

In the earlier years of the blog, we were not keeping track of such matters. It was sometime in july 2016 that our beloved Khyati Bhatt, after receiving her set of HFGK carried out a thorough research on the movies of 1960s. She prepared an excel sheet and shared that with me and Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet had details about the number of movies of 1960s represented in the blog and the number of movies (with their details) that were missing. That was the homework given to Sudhir Jee. That excel sheet mentioned the fact that there were 942 movies in the decade and 695 of them were represented in the blog. So 238 movies of that decade were missing from the blog.

That excel sheet was made and shared with us on 19 july 2016 (8th birthday of the blog). And how well Sudhir Jee coped with this homework. He tracked songs of many of these elusive movies of 1960s and kept introducing these movies to the blog. Now, a little over two years later, we have 843 movies of 1960s represented in the blog. So as many as 139 elusive movies of 1960s have been introduced in the blog after july 2016. Credit goes to Khyati Jee for her research work and then to Sudhir Jee for following up on that research work with his own mission of locating the songs of these elusive movies.

This also gave me an idea that I on my own should carry out similar exercises for the other decades as well. That led to my own excel sheet where I began to keep track of movies of particular years that were covered in the blog and that had not been covered. This list turned out to of great help for me in looking for specific movies, and that made my searches more focused and purposeful.

It was as a result of this exercise that I was aware of the fact that the blog was reaching 3400th song from the decade of 1960s when the blog was on the verge of reaching 3400 days of its existence. That is how I was able to coincide these two rare and special occurences by posting the 3400th song post of 1960s on 3400th day of the blog.

Now, after this focussed exercise of introducing “debutant” movies in the blog on a regular manner, we have reached a stage when introducing more movies from 1950s and 1960s has become tough. 99 movies of 1960s and 134 movies of 1950s are now left to be covered and these movies are not easy to locate. As for earlier decades, availability of movies from these decades is even more limited. 1238 movies were made in 1940s and this blog now has 761 of them. My guess is that we may end up with a figure just above 800 for this decade before we find ourselves unable to locate any more “new” movies from the decade.

As for the decade of 1930s, 177 movies are represented in the blog. Some 931 movies were made in that decade but more than 700 of these movies along with their songs are lost forever, so in effect majority of songs available from the decade of 1930s are already showcased in the blog.

That leaves the decade of 1970s and also beyond as the decades from where most of our remaining unrepresented movies will have to come. !970s was the last decade of the golden era of HFM. It was the decade when I grew up. This decade saw 1327 movies being released. The blog so far has 769 movies of this decade in the blog.

I have decided to go for a “new” movie as the 4000th movie in the blog. This movie is from 1980s though the song itself was recorded in the decade of 1970s. In other words, it is a golden era song which was released after the golden era of HFM was over.

The movie is “Videsh”(1984). It was produced by Sheetal S Johal and Avatar Bhogal and directed by Avtar Bhogal ABC Films International. The movie had Mahendra Sandhu, Shoma Anand, Diljeet Kaur, Iftikhar, Urmila Bhatt, Sudhir, Surendra Nath, Tom Gormley, Sam, Harmeet Singh, Sukhwant Dhadha, Rajendr Kumar Sharma, Surendra Malhotra and above all Prem Kishan. 🙂 and Premnath, with friendly appearances by Satyen Kappu, Chaand Usmani, guest appearance by Paintal. Avatar Bhogal, Seetal S Johal.

The movie had five songs in it. This song is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog ofcourse. The song is a picturised as a get together song cum marriage reception song. The song is sung by Rafi and Pankaj Mitra. Sapan Jagmohan composed the music. This movie had two lyricists (Kulwant Jani and Prem Jallandhari)but the disribution of songs among them is not known.

The song is lip synced by Prem Kishan (in Rafi’s voice) and Mahendra Sandhu (in disguise- I hope I have identified him correctly) in Pankaj Mitra’s voice.

He looks like an ugly version of Rishi Kapoor- that is what a comment in YT says. The commentator may not be aware that this resemblance in not a coincidence. This actor and Rishi Kapoor are sons of siblings. Rishi Kapoor is the son of Krishna Kapoor where as Prem Kishan is the son of Premnath (brother of Krishna Kapoor). So Prem Kishan and Rishi Kapoor are cousins. And that is where this resemlance comes from. Prem Kishan may not have become as successful as his cousin, but let us not forget that he too had his moments in Hindi movies. He was the hero of the blockbuster Rajshree Productions movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”(1977) and the famous song, Khushiyaan hi khushiyaan hon daaman mein jiske was picturised on him.

So, here is this forgotten gem of a song from 1980s. With this song, “Videsh”(1984) makes its debut in the blog and becomes the 4000th movie to get introduced in the blog. The song also has a slower, sad version, whose lyrics are not different from the longer happy version. Both versions are included below.

Today is 3716th day for the blog. 4000 movies in 3716 days means that we on an average introduce one “new” movie to the blog daily. Quite a decent rate, I would think.

PS-The Punjabi words sung by Pankaj Mitra and noted by me may not be accurate. So I request our Punjabi knowing regulars to suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

Video (Happy Version)

Audio (Sad Version)

Song-Meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai (Videsh)(1984) Singer-Rafi, Pankaj Mitra, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khushnaseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
pyaar ki aisi mehfil mein
humko apnon ki yaadein aati hain
poochho pardes waalon se
des ki baatein kya sataati hain
nazron mein aapnon ka
har chehra rehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai

ho o o
o
o
doli chadh’deyaan maariyaan heer chikhaan
haaye ae ae
mainu lai chale baabla
lai chale ae ae ae. . . ve. . .
mainu rakh le baabla
heer aakhe
haaye ae ae ae
doli kathh kahaar ne
lai chale ve ae

dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye ae
dil ko mere yaqeen hai ye
hum bhi apnon se milne jaayenge ae
unki baatein sunenge hum
milke baithenge khushiyaan manaayenge
aayegi wo ghadi
dil mera kehta hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
khush naseeb hain wo log
jinka koi apna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
meri aankhon mein ik sapna hai
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala
lallalalala


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

Blog Day : 3713 Post No. : 14640

# Superstar Child Artist – Jr. Mehmood # 4
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(Rafi Sings for Jr. Mehmood # 3)
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Greetings to all for the ongoing ‘Ganesh Festival’…!!!

I have many fond memories of ‘Ganpati Utsav’ being held in our colony premises and the ‘various cultural programs’ held during the ‘ten-day’ festival.

For us children then, the main attractions were ‘Orchestras’, ‘Dramas’ and a ‘movie’ if at all it could be arranged and screened in open ground and where we used to watch it from either side of the screen.:)

Among the other programs like ‘orchestra’ and ‘drama’ which would be performed by artists coming from different locations there was also a ‘drama’ and ‘cultural program’ by artists from our colony and students from schools. I was always a part of the ‘drama’ team of juniors as a ‘performer’ and also was a part of the ‘seniors’ for ‘prompting’ behind the stage if some artist forgot the ‘dialogues’. My voice was suitable for that purpose at that time. 🙂

That reminds me of one of my friends who used to do mimicry of Mehmood and Junior Mehmood on stage during such programs. And that also reminds me of ‘the musical nights being held that time with some special star also performing therein’. But, since such programs would be held at the city about 25/30 kms from the place we were staying then, it was not possible for us children to attend such programs.

Junior Mehmood was among the ‘star performer’ in those years and that reminder bring us to this fourth article in the series of articles covering songs performed by or picturized on Junior Mehmood and lip synced by him on screen in Hindi Movies.

Initially I started this series discussing the songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood and the following two songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood have been discussed earlier;

1) Lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey (Rivaaz)(1972)

2) Na Koi Paisa Na Ilm Banaao Bambai Mein Film (Bansi Birju) (1972)

Thereafter we extended this series to cover the songs sung by other singers (mainly female singers, I think so 🙂 ) for Junior Mehmood. And those songs which are yet to be discussed on the blog.

Thus, we have the following song as the third post in this series which was posted on 15th November, 2017;

3) Mera Naam Hai Mehmood.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’.

‘Tanhaai-1972’ was ‘S.B. Films’ presentation, directed by Jagdish Nirula for ‘Chitrashala, Bombay’. This film was produced by S.I. Shivadasani.

It had Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Jagdev, Lakshmi Chhaya, Iftekhar, Poornima, Dulia, Randhir, Baby Chintu, Lalita Kumari, Jankidas, Moolchand, Arpana, Master Shahid, Jagdish Raj, Kirti, Madhu, Jery, Bhola
And Mehmood Junior.

The movie introduced Ashok Khanna.

Story & Screenplay of this film was by Sadhram Sapru. Its dialogues were written by Qamar Jalalabadi. Editing for this movie was done by Govind Dalwadi.

Its music was composed by Usha Khanna and the four songs of this film were penned by Asad Bhopali – three songs and Amanullah Khan Aman – one song.

The film had three solo songs- two by Asha Bhonsle, one by Kishore Kumar which has already been discussed here, and one song sung by Mohd Rafi, Usha Khanna (and Junior Mehmood (as per HFGK), however the titles of this movie did not mention the name of Junior Mehmood under ‘Playback’.

The film was passed by Censor Board on 23rd October’1972.

As per the filmography of Jr. Mehmood available on various sources on the internet he acted in many movies since his first release to this movie “Tanhaai-1972”.
However, these sources where his filmography has been mentioned does not mention the name of this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’ in their list. (So, the complete list of his movies/filmography needs to checked and authenticated to have accurate number of movies if we need to discuss them year wise.)

Also, till the release of this movie “Tanhaai-1972” Junior Mehmood was a part of many movies which were successful at the box office and he was seen in many Rajesh Khanna movies like ‘Do Raaste-1969’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna-1970’, ‘Kati Patang-1970’, ‘Haathi Mere Saathi-1971’, ‘Chhoti Bahu-1971’, ‘Dil Daulat Duniya-1972’ and other movies.

I had mentioned in my earlier post and many of us are aware of that Junior Mehmood shot to fame from the ‘1968 movie – Brahmachari’ where he performed on Mehmood’s famous ‘ham kaale hain to kya huaa dilwaale hain’ from ‘Gumnaam-1965’’.

He repeats once again performing on Mehmood’s famous ‘mehbooba mehbooba bana leo mujhe dulha’ from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ in the movie ‘Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong-1971’ where on screen he performs in the presence of his guru Mehmood and I.S.Johar. (Peevesie’s Mom ji have recently discussed this song from ‘Saadhu Aur Shaitaan-1968’ on the blog).

Mehmood Fans and moviegoers are well aware of Mehmood’s – ‘Kapoor’s three generation act- Prithviraj, Raj and Randhir, in the song ‘Ye kaisa aayaa zamaanaa…’, in the movie ‘Hamjoli-1970’.

Surprisingly this song is yet to be posted on the blog. (may be Mehmood fans in the group are aware and want to give us a surprise 🙂 )

Junior Mehmood tried to repeat a similar act in the song ‘birhaa ki rain’ which is being presented here today.

Taking inspiration from the above song from ‘Hamjoli-1970’ and continuing his ‘genius’ further, and in fact going a step further of his Guru Mehmood, Junior Mehmood did this ‘four roles’ (additionally enacting a female artist, Aruna Irani, I guess…) act in today’s song.

Initially I had planned this song post to be shared in Oct’15 and it was then that the first draft of this article was prepared, however later it got delayed and the song from the movie ‘Baalak-1969’ was posted.

I have not watched this movie ‘Tanhaai-1972’, however our beloved Raja Saab had mentioned of watching this movie in his post presenting the first song from this movie – ‘saawan mein kahin aag na lag jaaye chaman ko’ on the blog.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya (Tanhaai)(1972) Singers-Rafi, Usha Khanna, Jr Mehmood, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna
Rafi + Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

Aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya
Birhaa ki rain

Raama ghazab dhaaye
Mori baali umariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Sooni sooni sejariya aa aa
Birhaa ki rain

Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Pa ma ga ma paa paa paa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain
Birhaa ki rain

O my god
Grandfather
Tum gaata hai ke rota hai
Idhar ko headache hota hai
Sister, come on!!
One two three four

Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
Paa paa
Du daa daa du
Dada dada aa
Du daa daa du
La laa
la la la laa
La la la la la laa
La la la la la laa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhaasha aa

Tum hai seedha saadaa
Tum kya jaano new age ki bhasha
Aaj kal ke
Gora gori
Gora gori
Chori chori
Kyun gaate hain gaana aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa aa
Laa laa

la la la laa aa
la la la laa aa

Arey muniya
Arey Munna
Chup karo re
Chup karo
Chup

Sharm tum ko na aataai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa kaaikon jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Sharm tum ko na aatai
Hungaamaa kyon machaatai
Dilaa haiku jalaatai
Bazurgaa ko sataatai
Nako buri baataan
Nako buri baata
Nako buri baata
nako o

Gaao na baba
Phir se gaao na
gaao na

O sister
Ye grandfather todta hai music ka taang
Ham log gaayenga beautiful song

Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj
Tum par ab aaj
Aaj hai apna raaj

Chhodo kal ka raag puraana
Father ye hai nayaa zamaana
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho
Dekho dekho
Naach dekho

Arre muniya
chup kar ja
Munne
chup kar ja
Arrey
Arrey
Achchha achchha
Gaa lo
Pet bhar ke gaa lo
Main jaata hoon
Jaata hoon
Jaata hoon

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

बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया
बिरहा की रैन

रामा गज़ब ढाए
मोरी बाली उमरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन
सूनी सूनी सेजरिया आ आ
बिरहा की रैन

प् म ग म पा पा पा
प् म ग म पा पा पा
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन
बिरहा की रैन

ओ माय गॉड
ग्रैंडफादर
तुम गाता है के रोता है
इधर को हेड़ेक होता है
सिस्टर, कम ऑन
वन टू थ्री फोर

पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
पा पा
दु दादा दु
दादा
दु दादा दु
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला
ल ल ल ल ल ला

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ

तुम है सीधा सादा
तुम क्या जानो न्यू ऐज की भाषा आ
आज कल के
गोरा गोरी
गोरा गोरी
चोरी चोरी
क्यूँ गाते है गाना आ
ला ला आ
ला ला आ
ला ला
ल ल ल ला आ
ल ल ल ला आ

अरे मुनिया
अरे मुन्ना
चुप करो रे
चुप करो
चुप

शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई
शर्म तुम को न आताई
हंगामा क्यों मचाताई
दिला कैको जलाताई
बुज़ुर्गा को सताताई

नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता
नको बुरी बाता नको ओ

गाओ न बाबा
फिर से गाओ न
गाओ न

ओ सिस्टर
ये ग्रैंडफादर तोड़ता है म्यूजिक का टांग
हम लोग गायेगा ब्यूटीफुल सॉंग

तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज
तुम पर अब आज
आज है अपना राज

छोडो कल का राग पुराना
फादर ये है नया ज़माना
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो
देखो देखो
नाच देखो

अरे मुनिया
चुप कर जा
मुन्ने
चुप कर जा
अरे
अरे
अच्छा अच्छा
गा लो
पेट भर के गा लो
मैं जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ
जाता हूँ


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Blog Day : 3683 Post No. : 14583

“Lachak”(1951) was produced by Shriram Bohra and directed by M I Dharmsey for Shree Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Amarnath, Kuldeep Kaur, Agha, Paro, Nayantara, Mukri, B M Vyas, Ramkumar, Shanti Sharma, Rukhsana, Zareena, Cecil, Ram Singh, Anand, Sheikh etc in it.

The movie had nine songs that were penned by seven lyricists ! Sheikh and Shreeram had penned two songs each, and the remaining five songs were penned by five different lyricists. These songs had the voices of at least six singers in them may be more.

One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Lachak”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Moiram.

Only the audio of the song is available. One YT uploader has uploaded the audio of this song where video of some other song from some other movie viz Parchhaain(1952) has been combined with this audio. I find such practices highly abhorrent as it misleads people.


Song-Dil ko wo chhedti hai tamanna tumhi to ho(Lachak)(1951) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Motiram

Lyrics

o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
dil ko wo chhedti hai
dil ko wo chhedti hai
tamanna tumhi to ho
o o o
tamanna tumhi to ho
o o o
o o o
aankhon ki zindagi ee
meri duniya tumhi to ho o o
meri duniya
meri duniya tumhi to ho

dil ko wo chhedti hai
tamanna tumhi to ho
o o o o
meri duniya tumhi to ho o
meri duniya
meri duniya tumhi to ho

o o o
tum agar ho paas
to dil ko qaraar hai
to dil ko qaraar hai
o o o
jab tum ho mere saath
to gham bhi bahaar hai
to gham bhi bahaar hai

meri nazar ka mast ishaara tumhi to ho
o o o
meri duniya tumhi to ho o
meri duniya
meri duniya tumhi to ho

o o o
phoolon mein tum miley ho
bahaaron mein tum miley ho
bahaaron mein tum miley

o o o
hanste huye rangeen nazaaron mein tum miley ho
nazaaron mein tum miley
ulfat ki chaandni ka fasaana tumhi to ho
ho o o
meri duniya tumhi to ho o
meri duniya
meri duniya tumhi to ho

o o o
main to bana chuki hoon tera naam zindagi
hoon tera naam zindagi
o o o
tum dil ke taar taar mein ho
meri ragni mein ho
meri raagni

chaahat ka geet pyaar ka naghma
tumhi to ho
o o o
meri duniya tumhi to ho o
meri duniya
meri duniya tumhi to ho


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

Blog Day : 3680 Post No. : 14574

The 15th of August, is a special date in the calendar for India.

Every year, there are events across the country celebrating the day. There is flag-hoisting in schools, offices and public places. There are patriotic songs played on radio. There’s a lot more to mark the date and occasion.

All of this is understandable. After all, it was on the 15th of August that many years ago, India became an independent nation, free from British rule.

Today is the 72nd Independence Day for India. I still remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1972 – I was part of my school March Past event. How time flies!

But there is more to this date than just celebration. It is an occasion that at least some of us use to reflect. On India’s journey as an independent nation so far. We take stock of where we are, and where we’d like to see us go from here.

I am sure there must be many articles written on this subject in various media publications this week. On our part, our Avinashji has sent me the lyrics for today’s song and requested me to share my thoughts on this occasion. I am therefore taking the liberty of doing so.

Whenever I think of 15th August, the first thing that comes to my mind is our Freedom Struggle and our Founding Fathers. Today we take our freedom for granted – it is hard to even imagine that we were once a colony of the British Empire.

But if it were not for the struggles and sacrifices of millions of Indians, from every corner of the country, would we have got independence when we did? We are familiar with some of the more prominent names who were part of this struggle. But there were so many more who made sacrifices, who gave up their lives for the cause – and died unsung.

I always think of them on 15th August.

Then the Founding Fathers themselves. Once India became an independent country, Britain left it to fend for itself. Can you imagine the challenges a new-born India would have faced at that time?

India was then a country reeling from the horrors of partition. Although there had been talk of partition for a while, the actual execution of the whole process was done very hastily, without enough attention to detail. Political lines were drawn to create India and Pakistan, but these were still being “negotiated”. Even on independence, many villages did not even know whether they belonged to India or Pakistan. And there were the tricky issues of princely states like Junagadh and Hyderabad. And there was Kashmir.

So things were very fluid on 15th August 1947, though technically India and Pakistan had both become independent nations.
The mass migration of millions across borders, with all the violence and pain that ensued – how can one ever forget that! People lost everything, their families, their possessions. Their entire life got uprooted as they became refugees in their new world.

Then, post independence, the massive task of bringing more than 565 princely states into the fold of one nation. How challenging was that! Some agreed to be part of India. Different tactics were needed to bring the others into the fold.

All this while communal harmony, already severely tested in the tense times leading upto the partition, was just about hanging by a thread. The partition exposed fault lines much more nakedly – there was resentment amongst Hindus in India for Muslims who had not migrated. And the other way round in Pakistan.

As we know, many Muslim artistes in the Hindi film industry even changed their names to Hindu-sounding names to avoid becoming targets of hatred, and to appeal to the largely Hindu audiences.

Such was the fragility of Indian communal harmony in the immediate aftermath of independence.

Talking of fragility, it was not only communal harmony that was fragile. Independent India had inherited unprecedented levels of poverty, exacerbated by partition woes. Its economy was in very bad shape. Poor living conditions meant disease was not uncommon. Added to this was a very high level of illiteracy and social backwardness in general.

Kashmir was still a burning issue, Gandhiji got assassinated.

The overall situation looked so bleak at one time that Life Magazine, in the late 1940s, even ran a story along the lines of “Will India survive?” Clearly the world was skeptical.

Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were not.

Even in the midst of all these seemingly insurmountable challenges, they stayed steadfast on course, buoyed by the exuberance of having a new baby to nurture and nourish. Yes, there were challenges – but, to them, these were teething troubles.

Despite differences amongst themselves (yes, they did have differences!), they were united on one thing – all of them had a dream of a strong, resilient, and free India. Their views on how to get there might have been different – Nehru might have had a socialist mindset, Rajaji a more capitalist mindset – but they shared this common dream.

This dream involved providing, for every Indian, a fair opportunity at life. A life of dignity. India would be a country where justice would be available to one and all. A country which had hitherto been suppressed, but whose peoples would now be able to breathe freely, not be enslaved to any thought. They would be free to pursue a religion of their choice. India would be a country whose people would feel a sense of fraternity towards each other, not be divided by regionalism, casteism, religion and other such divisive elements.

This dream got enshrined in the form of a Constitution for India. When India became a Republic on 26th January 1950, it further underlined the vision of the Founding Fathers – that there would be no monarchy in India, that there would be elected representatives, elected by the people. There’s a lot more in the Constitution – it lays down the terms of reference between organs of the State, separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, it talks about fundamental rights and duties of citizens.

While there is always scope for improvement, and any document should be a living document kept in tune with the times, the Constitution of India does provide a great framework for the country. Without it, there would be utter chaos.

And for this Constitution too, we need to thank our Founding Fathers and their vision.

I know none of this is new to anyone – and I am rambling – but I do think that at least on Independence Day (if not on other days) we need to remind ourselves of how much struggle, sacrifice and effort went into first making India an independent nation, and then ensuring it survived against the greatest of odds.

Unless and until we appreciate the magnitude of the challenges that were faced and overcome at that time, we will not be able to value the freedom we have today.

So I hope you will excuse my rather long history lesson. 🙂 If there are any inaccuracies here, please do let me know. I’m happy to be corrected.

The song “hum laaye hain toofaan se kashti nikaal ke” comes to mind in this regard.

Now to today’s India. Let’s take stock of where we are.

We’ve come a long way from those early fragile years. Sure, we’re still not where we’d like to be, but we’re definitely not looking at an existential crisis.

Economically too we are far better off today. Although we still have millions below the poverty line, and many above it still struggling to make both ends meet, we are better off than the “independence” generation. Many of us will admit that our own fathers and forefathers had a much tougher life than we are having now.

Education levels have also significantly improved. I have doubts about the quality of education as I see many “highly-qualified” Indians unable to comprehend basics, completely lacking in logical or analytical thinking, lacking in life-skills, but that’s for another debate. Let’s just say, we have many millions more “educated” Indians today.

In many other areas, like tackling disease, or improving sanitation or road infrastructure, India is progressing. It’s a 71-year young nation now, one would expect nothing less.

So on the material front, I think India is on the right track. Still a long way to go, still a lot of poverty to eradicate, but I have hope.

My bigger concern is to do with freedom and independence. Not of India, but of Indians.

I happen to think India became free and independent on 15th August 1947 – but only in a political sense.

Indians are FAR from being free or independent, even today, 71 years later.

When Indians attained freedom from colonial rule, they expected to be able to lead their lives as free citizens. No more being slaves to anyone, no more being treated like third-class citizens.

The reality though is that we are still slaves. Not to British masters anymore, but to Indian ones.

The difference is, we didn’t elect those British masters, we now elect our Indian masters. The specific individuals change, but the underlying master-slave relationship doesn’t.

In theory, in a democracy, we, the people, have power. We elect representatives on our behalf to run the affairs of the country. These representatives are therefore “public servants”, supposed to serve the interests of the people. They are supposed to be accountable to the people for the tasks assigned to them. They are also accountable to the people for funds utilized by them because these funds are collected from, and on behalf of, the people. They are supposed to be transparent about their work, so that the public can evaluate progress (or lack of it).

This is the theory.

We all know how things work in practice.

But why don’t they work?

Simply because there is a huge power imbalance between the people and their representatives. These representatives, so-called “public servants”, have steadily increased their power quotient at the cost of the people they are supposed to serve. As it is, they have the power to make laws – so they make or modify laws to strengthen their power position, to legitimize their power grab, thus further skewing the imbalance in their favour. Sel-aggrandizement is the mantra.

This isn’t just the story of one political party – this is with practically every political party.

Which is why the solution isn’t to just replace one party with another.

The solution is to structurally redress this power imbalance.

Make the public more powerful.

How?

There is very little power in the hands of one individual. I can scream from my rooftop but my single voice means nothing.

But there is a lot of power in a large group. The larger, the better.

When a large group chooses to raise its voice, these representatives have no choice but to listen. Otherwise they know they will be on the wrong side of the numbers game.

And in a democracy, it is all about a numbers game.

But for a large group to raise its voice against the powers-that-be, it has to, first of all, be free. It must NOT have a slave mentality.

And that’s a big problem in India.

Maybe due to historical baggage of being ruled by maharajas, many Indians are still subservient to authority. They are still happy to be “ruled”. Feudalism, although less today, still plays its role in perpetuating this master-slave relationship.

This is also why SO many Indians still have this “mai-baap” attitude towards government and other powers-that-be. They fall at the feet of politicians, seeking favours, sometimes even begging for something that is their right, but has been denied to them.

And of course, the politicians then act high-and-mighty, dishing out largesse as if they are royalty. They act generous – it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. A sizeable share of the public’s hard-earned money is distributed as an act of generosity by the politicians. And they get praise for this. Not to mention votes.

It is THIS mentality that is my biggest issue with Indians. This slave mentality.

Which is why I say India became a free country on 15th August 1947 – but Indians are still slaves.

Just to clarify, I wouldn’t blame the poor or destitute for this. They are barely struggling to survive on a daily basis – they hardly have any choice or agency. But those who DO have a choice, who don’t HAVE to grovel before the powers-that-be but still do so, they are the ones who are undermining the effort to redress the power imbalance. They are often the ones to first stand up in defence for the powers-that-be, against their own fellow citizens.

So on this Independence Day, my request to all Indians is to abolish this slave mindset – and be free. If you don’t want to be treated like a third-class citizen, you first need to stop behaving like one.

Freedom is too precious to let it be taken away from you by anyone. Like Sahir said “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai…apna haq sangdil zamaane se, chheen pao, to koi baat baney”.

And please stand up for those who try to break these chains of slavery. As I said earlier, this battle cannot be fought by one individual. So when someone is trying to fight against oppression, against slavery, please support his or her effort, instead of undermining it by being loyal to the master.

Even during our Freedom Struggle, there were Indians who undermined the effort of fellow Indians by taking the side of the British. This only made the freedom struggle harder.

I hope we have learnt from that lesson.

There are a lot more thoughts in my head on this Independence Day – there are a lot more improvements I’d like to see in India. Especially with regard to society.

The thing is, if we harbour aspirations to be a truly developed nation, we need to also have progressive thought in society. Mere material progress isn’t enough.

It saddens me to see that even in 2018, some of our thinking is regressive.

Patriarchy is still rampant in Indian society – with all its negative consequences for women, and even men. It is one of the biggest reasons for rapes and other forms of violence against women.

Then, our casteism. Even today, Dalits are discriminated against – let’s not pretend they aren’t.

Indian society is full of prejudices – just look at matrimonial columns to get an idea.

There’s a lot more that bothers me – I could go on and on.

But this post has already become too long – and each of these topics deserves proper discussion and treatment of its own.

So I will stop here on these topics.

Just to clarify, I’m not saying we haven’t come a long way. We have. But we still have a very long way to go – in terms of poverty alleviation/elimination and society upgradation.

The responsibility lies largely with those of us who are relatively privileged and educated. Even the Freedom Struggle counted amongst its leaders many well-educated Indians, of whom many had had the opportunity to study or live abroad and get a different perspective on life and their country.

So those of us who are in a position to make a difference need to do so. But for that, we first need to CARE for our less-privileged fellow citizens. Instead of looking down on them, we need to think of how we can make their lives better. We need to help make them free and independent citizens. Remember, WE are the fortunate ones, to even be able to read this online. I don’t mean this in the slightest patronizing sense – the fact is that we are all privileged. Millions are not.

Also remember, those well-off Indians from the Freedom Struggle could very easily have just enjoyed their privilege instead of throwing themselves into the Struggle. They chose to make sacrifices because the cause they were fighting for, was bigger than their individual selves.

We need a similar cause that we can all rally around today. If that is the prosperity of India, it must mean the prosperity of all Indians, not just a select few. But prosperity, without peace and harmony, is useless. So the cause must encompass all these components.

India is nothing without Indians. It would be just a piece of land. So talking about “making INDIA a great nation” is all just empty rhetoric if we are not working towards making the future of INDIANS great. And again here I mean ALL Indians, not a select few.

For me it is all about the individual first. She or he is the unit-level of existence. If the individual isn’t empowered, if she or he isn’t free, what’s to celebrate about the nation being free? The nation is just a bunch of individuals, right?

You might not agree with my thoughts (and that’s perfectly fine!) – I’m just sharing them here on request of Avinashji. 

A lot more running in my head too – but this post has already become way too long now, so let me get to the song for the occasion.

It is a non-film song. A patriotic song composed by Khayyam, sung by Rafisaab, to Sahir’s lyrics.

I heard this song for the first time only a few days ago – I quite liked it. I hope you like it too.

Happy Independence Day. And thanks for your patience in tolerating this long post. 🙂


Song-Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai (Rafi NFS)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
chorus
Rafi+Chorus

Lyrics

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Hamaare imtihaan ka waqt hai
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao o

Hamaari sarhadon par khoon behta hai
Jawaanon ka
Aa aa
Huaa jaata hai dil chhalni
Himaalaa ki chattaanon ka
Aa aa
Uthho rukh pher do dushman ki
Topon ke dahaanon ka aa
Aa aa
Watan ki sarhadon par aahni
Deewaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Wo jinko saadgi mein hamne
Aankhon par bithhaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinko bhai kehkar
Hamne seene se lagaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinki gardanon mein haar
Baahon ka pehnaaya thha
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Na ham is waqt Hindu hain
Na Muslim hain
Na Isaayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Agar kuchh hain to hain
Is desh is dharti ke shaidaai
Hmm hmm hmm
Isi ko zindagi denge
Ae ae ae
Isi ko zindagi denge
Isi se zindagi paayi
Lahu ke rang se likhaa huaa
Ikraar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Khabar rakhna koi gaddaar
Saazish kar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Nazar rakhna koi zaalim
Tijori bhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Hamaari kaum par ar ar ar
Hamaari kaum par
Taareekh tohmat dhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa aa
Kafan dushman
Darindon ke liye
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
आ आ आ आ आ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

हमारे इम्तिहान का वक़्त है
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ ओ

हमारी सरहदों पर खून बहता है
जवानों का
आ आ
हुआ जाता है दिल छलनी
हिमाला की चट्टानों का
आ आ
उठो रुख फेर दो दुश्मन कि
तोपों के दहानों का आ
आ आ
वतन की सरहदों पर आहनी
दीवार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

वो जिनको सादगी में हमने
आँखों पर बिठाया था
आ आ
वो जिनको भाई कहकर
हमने सीने से लगाया था
आ आ
वो जिनकी गर्दनों में हार
बाहों का पहनाया था
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

ना हम इस वक़्त हिन्दू है
ना मुस्लिम है
न इसाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
अगर कुछ हैं तो है
इस देश इस धरती के शैदाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
ए ए ए
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
इसी से ज़िन्दगी पायी
लहू के रंग से लिखा हुआ
इकरार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

खबर रखना कोई गद्दार
साज़िश कर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
नज़र रखना कोई ज़ालिम
तिजोरी भर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
हमारी कौम पर र र र
हमारी कौम पर
तारीख तोहमत धर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ आ
कफ़न दुश्मन
दरिंदों के लिए
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ ओ

Dahaan – दहान -دہان
mouth; orifice

Shaidaa. ii – शैदाई – شیدائی
lover, enamored

Tohmat – तोहमत – تہمت
Allegation, Accuse
false accusation, suspicion of guilt


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

Blog Day : 3679 Post No. : 14573

Hullo Atuldom

I think I should get over this habit of waking up late to dates. I remembered that today (14 august 2018) was Johnny Lever’s birthday and later, yesterday, around seven in the evening I remembered that 14th august is also Shammi Kapoor’s anniversary. He passed away this date in 2011. Its been seven years.

Shammi Kapoor the man with “Neeli aankhen” (bade hai dil ke kale haan yehi neeli si aankhon waale) were his eyes actually blue or were they light? The gora-chitta-banka naujawan. The dancer who, I am sure, made a number of choreographers cry by doing his own stuff to the rhythm of the songs and had audiences lapping it up. And IMHO Helen was one dancer who managed to follow the choreographer when Shammi did his own stuff on his cue during dance numbers – the last part of “ai ai ya karoon main kya suku suku”is the best example for this. He would have continued in this manner but for the death of his beloved wife Geeta Bali, post which he lost interest for a few years, and then when he returned to the screen he began looking older than his age. He played Vinod Khanna’s older brother in 1971 in “Preetam” and father two years later in “Zameer”. Leena Chandavarkar, his heroine in Preetam, looks very tiny in front of him.

His movies all had memorable songs, mostly sung by Mohd. Rafi in the 60s and later in the 70s & 80s Kishore Kumar sang a few songs filmed on Shammi. There is video on YouTube wherein Shammi talks of his friendship with Kishore Kumar which possibly began at the time of “Mem Sahib” (1956/57) but (in Shammi’s words) he got a chance to lip-sync to Kishore only in the late 70s and 80s. when I heard Shammi mention “Mem Sahib” I decided to see it on YouTube. First thing that struck me was all the actors played characters that we later generation audiences are not familiar with. Meena Kumari played a mod-girl, Shammi Kapoor a negative character and Kishore Kumar a brahmachari who is confused about the ways of the world.

Yesterday when I realised the significance of 14th august with regard to Shammi Kapoor I had a chat with our Atulji to find out if there were any Shammi song left, are we at the bottom of the barrel? He gave me a list of post 1970 movies and also mentioned “Preetam”. I remember having seen this movie made by Bhappi Sonie in the times when doordarshan was the sole source of entertainment. I remember Leena Chandavarkar was paired opposite Shammi and Helen was for Vinod Khanna. I remembered the songs were also decently good.
Today’s song is a typical Shammi Kapoor song in the sense it is sung by Mohd. Rafi with music by Shankar Jaikishan. Only odd man out here is the lyricist -Rajinder Krishan.

Remembering Shammi Kapoor with this song from 1971.


Song-Sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi (Preetam)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

maasha allaah
aankhen dekho
masha allah aankhen dekho
bilkul makdi jaisi hain
allah allaah
taangen dekho
allaah allaah taangen dekho
sookhi lakdi jaisi hai
daal ke choohe daani mein
daal ke choohe daani mein
phenk aate hain paani mein
nahin nahin
dilli thheek rahegi

sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

doodh malaai
chori ka ye
doodh malaai chori ka ye
kha kha ke gurraati hai
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
meri kamar tak aati hai
bilti iski karwaa den
bilti iski karwaa den
baans bareilli pahuncha den
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ek billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
yeah
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

aahaa
naazuk naazuk bhoore bhoore
naazuk naazuk poore bhoore
tan par haath phiraayenge
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
isko dance karaayenge
sabko naach dikhaayegi
sabko naach dikhaayegi
paise chaar kamaayegi
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho


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Blog Day : 3674 Post No. : 14561

6 August is remembered as Hiroshima day. It was on this day that in 1945 that Hiroshima became the first unfortunate city to be subjected to the dropping of Atom Bomb.

Three days later, on 9 august 1945, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Kokura was the primary target, but that was obscured by cloud and smoke, so the secondary target of Nagasaki became the unfortunate victim of this second atom bomb, named ‘Fat Man’. The bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. at an approximate altitude of 1,800 feet. 35, 000 people, nearly 15 % of the population of the city were killed.

These two bombings finally persuaded Japan to surrender and that signalled the end of second World war.

The destruction that Atom bombs could cause have led to consternation among many people. It also made some countries realise that they too needed to have atom bombs for their own safety (as a deterrence). Some countries developed the capabilities on their own while a few others did so by stealing nuclear technologies from other countries.

There have been calls to ban nuclear bombs. The first five nuclear bomb owning countries have formed their own exclusive club. Their rules are quite discriminatory. They can have their nuclear bombs, but other countries are prohibited to have them. Moreover, some of these nuclear powered countries keep on threatening others about using them. USA have threatened to use they atom bombs many times in the past. North Korea is well known to threaten its neighbours and even USA with its atom bomb. A few former Pakistani politicians used to threaten India with their atom bomb quite regularly.

To say that killing by atom bombs is bad but killing by normal bombs is not bad is hypocritical. If one looks at people killed during “normal” bombing, then more people were killed by “normal” bombing of Tokyo on 10 march 1945 than were killed by either of the two atom bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Likewise more people have been killed by AK 47 rifles than by Atom bombs. So ultimately the call should be to end violence by banning all kinds of weapons. It is not that atom bombs should be banned but “normal” weapons should be used with impunity. In fact, defence industry is a thriving industry where suppliers often sell the same weapons to two warring nations. There are some countries that spend more money on their military than for the development of their people.

“Aman”(1967) is a movie that deals with the subject of atom bomb and its effects on the victims. “Rajendra Kumar is a doctor who volunteers to go to Japan to help survivors of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic blasts. The film deals with his experiences in Japan, the physical and mental effects of the atomic explosions on the survivors, and so on.”- This is what Raja wrote about this movie while covering a song from the movie.

Though the movie covers a serious and sobering topic, a Hindi movie cannot help having its share of songs. “Aman”(1967) had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aajki raat ye kaisi raat 706 8-Feb-09
Apne piyaa ki prem pujaaran 3373 18-Dec-10
Suraahidaar gardan koyal si hai aawaaz (Aman) 7752 25-Mar-13
Ae husn pari chehra 7756 26-Mar-13
Ai suru ai suru mera watan Japan 8579 23-Aug-13
Aman ka farishta kahaan jaa raha hai 13423 12-Jul-17

The song, the seventh and final song from the movie is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The song speaks about the barbaadi of Hiroshima. Today is 9 august 2018, and atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 august 1945, exactly 73 years ago.

With this sobering song, “Aman”(1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo (Aman)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo
aa aa aa
aa aa
insaan ki sabse badi takseer dekh lo
aa aa aa
is atomi bala ka hai pahla shikaar hum
rang e bahaar thhe kabhi
ab hain gubaar hum
aa aa aa
insaan ke is gunaah se aakash jhuk gaya
thha waqt jis jagah pe
bas wahin pe ruk gaya

ye haath kate paanv kate jhoolte dhaanche
aa aa aa
in dhaancho mein hum jaise hi insaan dhale thhe
aa aa aa
maao ki muskuraati god khaali ho gayi
poonam ki raat bhi suna hai kaali ho gayi
aa aa aa
kehti hai hiroshima ki basti pukaar ke
gujro na tum main gujri hoon jis rahgujaar se

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa


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