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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 76# Memories of the Seventies – Composer Rajesh Roshan #
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Welcome all and wishing all a very Happy New Year 2019!!!

May this New Year bring us all peace, prosperity, good health, and growth of our country in all areas which are concerned with the ‘common man’ and which helps to improve the ‘quality of life’ and ‘quality of living’ for the people of this country.

Within few months general elections for the parliament will also be held and people will get a chance to vote for their ‘fate’ and ‘fate’ of the country.

Let ‘positivity’ prevails and let the ‘truth’ triumphs over ‘misleading negativity’ and ‘social evils’ that are still a ‘threat’ for the ‘unity’ and ‘overall development’ of this country.

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On the beginning of every year I always think that I should share a song which has celebration, a message in it and it should be motivational and/or inspirational too. And the better if it is a group song or having ‘chorus singing’ in it, to give it a sense of ‘collective spirit’ and ‘team spirit’ 🙂

I think the song I am presenting today serves this purpose I am looking for and it also motivates for ‘hard work’ (mehnat) to fulfil the dreams of individual and for the betterment of the society overall.

And the other reason for this article once again is ‘nostalgia’ and ‘songs that brings back memories’ …

It was not suddenly that the song came to my mind. It so happened that one day while I was travelling from my Camp place to work place and just give a look at the Sun which was shining brightly in the morning.

(Normally when I do that, giving a look at the Sun or staring it a while, the first thing coming to my mind is Kapil Dev 🙂 )

But that day when I try to stare at the Sun more, I break into singing these lines … ‘sooraj se aankhen milaa’ … yes there is song which I had heard in my childhood, but another moment I confused it with ‘oonchi oonchi baaton se kisi ka pet bharta nahin’, but corrected myself that that the two were different songs.

Somewhere the tune of both of these songs appear to be connected because both songs are composed by the same music director Rajesh Roshan.
However, I had forgotten the name of the movie of this song ‘sooraj se aankhen milaa’.

So, I checked about the song and also checked on the blog if it was already covered.
Luckily it was not and thus this opportunity for me to present it here on the blog.

This song is from the 1978 movie ‘Muqqaddar’!!!

Earlier I had planned to send this article during the festival of Diwali, however I could not send it then …

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When I was still finishing this article, I got to listen the last episode of ‘2018’ of our Primer Minister’s ‘Man Ki Baat’ and also became aware of the recent happenings of the All India DGP/IGP Conference and the awards for ‘National Unity’. Then the PM also highlighted about the many achievements in Sports by India and I when he narrated about a twenty-year-old cyclist and the feat she achieved I real felt very proud about it and was stunned to know that she cycled almost 300 kms every day to complete world tour in 159 days (and to become the ‘first Asian’ to do so) …

At the same time, I was very sad to read a news about a ‘fact check’ for PM’s waiving a train – whether he was ‘waiving an empty train’, which was on its first journey from the newly inaugurated of ‘Bogibeel Bridge’.

This news proves how low we have fallen down in our ‘socio-political’ ‘ethics and morality’. And I am not taking side of any parties involved in this. Even this thought of raising doubt at such an event at this level is very disappointing and it is a sad comment on our day to day affairs where other serious issues are being mocked by peoples having their ‘own selfish motives’.

Let us wish that ‘false propaganda’ and ‘false allegations’ not take over the real concerning issues of our country and let people use the social media with maturity.

Well ‘neki aur badi ki ladaayi jabse duniya bani hai tabse se chali aa rahi hain, agar buraayi na ho to koi achchaayi ko na poochhe, oonchaai ko samajhne ke liye hamehsa nichhayi ko samajhna chaahiye’

And between this ‘neki and badi’ is our Police force who safeguards us and safeguards our Nation in turn from the various ‘crimes’ in our society … I salute to them all and hope they keep up the good work rising above ‘caste, creed, religion, and beliefs’, in the interest of ‘National Unity’ forever …

Our today’s movie – ‘Muqaddar-1978’ is ‘DEDICATED TO, THE TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR SOLDIERS! THE UNSUNG HEROES! THE POLICE!!

And the dialogues mentioned above are not mine … Abdul Bhai (Yunus Parvez) is saying this to Inspector Vijay Saxena (Sanjeev Kumar) in our today’s movie …

Abdul Bhai runs a ‘road side dhaba’ and Inspector Vijay is his daily customer, and when Abdul Bhai suggests Vijay that he should get married so that he doesn’t have to worry about his food …

‘meri shaadi to us din ho gayi thhi jis din main police mein bharti huaa thha’
‘Chori dakaiti murder ye sab ek wafaadaar biwi ki tarah hamesha mere saath lage rehte hai…
‘Aisaa lagta hai Abdul Bhai is duniya se achchhe aadmi uthh gaye hain’

(Sanjeev Kumar at his best and the dialogues of this movie also, I think, very nice, I thought it was Kader Khan, but no, they are by Dr. Balkrishna Mauj)

Meanwhile as Inspector is taking his dinner a ‘bhikhari budhhiya’ comes and ask for ‘kuchh khilaa do’, Vijay asks Abdul Bhai’s assistant to give her food and he will pay for it …
‘main gareeb ki madad karne ke khilaaf nahin hoon Vijay Bhai, lekin kisika haath paaon salaamat ho to use bheekh dena use kaamchor banaana hai’ … (Abdul Bhai’s sincere thoughts …)

‘Abdul Bhai aadmi ka sabse badaa dushman uska pet hai, agar wo bhara rahe to thhik hai, agar khali ho jaaye to dimaag se jhagdaa karta, aur phir kuchh karta hai jise ham pasand nahin karte’ (Inspector Vijay’s statement on reality (fact check? 😊 )

As the Bhikhari Buddhiya is crossing the road a car hits her and run away … Inspector Vijay follows the car, and as usual taking ‘Kaanoon’ in his hands ‘beats the ‘badmaash(s)’ … but then he has to face his senior – played by Jairaj – and his ‘quintessential’ questions (which are valid even today?)

‘jis buddhiya ki khaatir tumne ye sab kuchh kiya hai wo ab bhi maje se bheekh maang rahi hai, aur jinhe jail mein hona chaahiye thha wo asptaal mein pade hain’
‘Police force ko tumne apne haathon ki taaqat aajmaane ka jariyaa samjha hai’(Jairaj)

Sir un logon ne mujhe rishwat dene ki koshish ki hai, samajhte thhe Police ko kharida ja saktaa hai, is tauheen se mera khoon khaul utthaa’

Tumne unhe wahin sazaa dene ki koshish …, Ye dekho aaj ke akhbaar, ‘police maarpit ke liye hai ya rokne ke liye’, Governer, Mayor na jaane kitne phone aa chuke hain,
‘wo sab chaahte hai ke tumhaare khilaaf action liyaa jaaye’

Lekin Sir mujhe unse koi jaati dushmani nahin thhi

Jaati dushmani mujhe bhi tumse nahin hai …

Main tumhe dhaaravi ke ilaake mein transfer karta hoon, Jahaan kuchh sakht kisam ke mujrim active hai … tumhe apni taaqat aazmaane ka poora poora mauqa milega’ Ya to tumhaari sakhti se sudhar jaayenge, ya to wo log tumhe apne aap par kaabu rakhna sikha denge

So, our Inspector is now in Dharavi, and he already has a sincere and dedicated assistant there – Patil (Bharat Kapoor) … who eventually sacrifices his life since he has been asked that ‘is mujrim pe goli mat chalana’ … but mujrim fires on him …

In Dharavi we have Parishit Sahni as a ‘labour leader’ working in a ‘kapada mill’ of Amjad Khan who is also interested in ‘smuggling’ and to become the ‘wealthiest smuggler’ …
Amjad Khan has a sister – played by Rekha – who is interested in social work and has a soft corner towards labors in the ‘basti’ and Ramu Dada is there in the form of Shashi Kapoor who is a ‘spoiled’ younger brother of Parishit Sahni.
Vidya Sinha plays wife of Parishit Sahni, Shashi’s Bhabhi and Rekha’s friend. Paintal is Shashi’s lieutenant and accompanies him whenever he is driving truck and enjoying ‘mujaras’ after the day’s hard work …

Sanjeev Kumar after reaching Dharavi destroys many ‘daaru and matke ka addaas’ and declares to the goons …
“Aaj se jurm ki wo tehniyaa kat gayin hain, jinpe baithhke tum manmaani kiya karte thhe”

Ramu Dada is still not co-operating Inspector Vijay until he realises the real game of the Smugglers …
Vijay is hopeful of rehabilitating Ramu Dada and reform him to the ‘regular stream’ of ‘good people’ …

But how does it happen finally is after the today’s song and I would like the readers interest intact to watch this movie so not going in further details of this movie here … 🙂

Since the beginning of the movie many are waiting for ‘Dushehra’ festival, like Amjad Khan declares bonus to workers as he wants them to work on ‘Dushehre ki Chhutti’ and he can in hide of it arrange ‘smugglers meet’ so that no one doubts …

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A beggar (Chandu) – deaf and dumb – always asking for money from Amar Babu (Parikshit Sahni), on his advice has given up begging and from the money given by Amar Babu is now making pictures of ‘Ganesh, Sai Baba’, and ‘Shri Ram’ made by Rangoli on the road side …

***

Peoples are celebrating ‘Dushehra’ now and that is where the today’s song happens …

‘The evil -Raavana’s effigy is set with its ten faces of ‘evils’ and Parikshit Sahni, Rekha, Vidya Sinha with the labors in the basti starts celebrating with this song and Shashi Kapoor joins in between ( coming back from his tour to Goa) , and at the end of the celebrations as the Ravana’s effigy is set to fire by the arrows of Parikshit and Shashi Kapoor, enters our Inspector Vijay Saxena – Sanjeev Kumar – for checking of the ‘truck’ driven by Shashi from Goa with smuggled items 😊

***

‘Muqaddar-1978’ was directed by Ravi Tandon for ‘Sneh Films, Bombay’.
It was produced by Ravi Anand.
It had Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Parikshit Sahni, Rekha, Vidya Sinha, Paintal and Amjad Khan.
Other star cast includes Mac Mohan, Yunus Parvez, Jankidas, Rajesh Behl, Bharat Kapoor, Nandita Thakur, Vikas Anand, Praveen Pal, Ranveer Raj, Chandu, Master Shaka, Master Rajeev, Baby Rani, Uma Dhawan, Sudhir, O.P. Goyal and Jayshree T.

Aruna Irani makes a guest appearance in this movie.

Editing of this movie was done by S.R. Kabre. Dialogues of this movie were written by Dr. Balkrishna Mauj.
Story and Screenplay was written by Mukul Anand.

This movie had four songs (as per HFGK Vol V 1971-1980) written by Anjaan and composed by Rajesh Roshan. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Usha Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.05.1978.

(This also serves my purpose of introducing the movies having ‘same title’ and one movie with the same title ‘Muqaddar-1950’ is already on the blog.

Let us enjoy today’ song now and welcome this ‘new year’ on this ‘nostalgic note from the Seventies’ 🙂

Video

Audio

Song-Sooraj se aankhen milaa (Muqaddar)(1978) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Rafi, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus
Asha Bhonsle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

okey re faakeerey
okey re jaanoon re
okey re faakeerey aa
Bhai bhai
okey re faakeerey
okey re jaanu re
okey re faakeerey aa
Bhai …

Hey ae
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa

Arey ye dharti teri hai
Ye sapne tere hain
Aur sab apne tere hain
Tu mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa

Hey ae
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa

Arey ye dharti teri hai
Ye sapne tere hain
Aur sab apne tere hain
Tu mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa
He ha aa
ho ho o o

Aa aa aa
Ho ho o
Aa aa aa
Ho ho o
Aa aa aa
Ho ho o
Aa aa aa

Pyaar ki lau jagaa de re
Har andheraa jalaa de

Dooriyaan ye dilon ki ee
Dil milaa ke mitaa de ae
Hey rang udey kahin deep jaley
Aayi holi deewaali saath

Arey aaj to aake naa jaaye re saathi
Rangon bhari aisi raat
Hey rang udey kahin deep jaley
Aayi holi deewaali saath
Arey aaj to aake naa jaaye re saathi
Rangon bhari aisi raat

Kaanton mein kaliyaan khilaa aa
Phoolon se gulshan sajaa
Kaanton mein kaliyaan khilaa aa
Phoolon se gulshan sajaa aa

Arey do din ki hasti mein
Dil jhoome masti mein
Aur sapnon ki basti mein
Tu mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa aa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa aa

Hoye ae ae ae ae
Hoye hoye hoye ae

Raat din hon ye mele re
Dil na tarse akele
Dil tera jisko chaahe ae
Badhke baahon mein le le

Ae saanson se bandh le
Saanson ki dori
Haathon mein le ke haath

Jaati hai jaan to jaaye khushi se
Chhoote kabhi naa ye saath

Ae saanson se bandh le
Saanson ki dori
Haathon mein le ke haath
Jaati hai jaan to jaaye khushi se
Chhoote kabhi naa ye saath

Baahon ke saaye mein aa
Sharmaa ke aankhen milaa

Ae baahon ke saaye mein aa
Sharmaa ke aankhen milaa
Phir paayal chhankegi
Phir choodi khankegi
Aur phir bindiyaa chamkegi
Tu mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa aa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa aa

Ho o ho ho o o

Barse tan ka paseena re
Ban ke saawan maheenaa

Katraa ban jaaye moti ee
Zarraa zarraa nageena
Hey aaj jahaan teri raahon mein saathi
Udey ghamon ke ye dhool

Phool khilenge wahin kal
Jhoom ke mast bahaaron ke phool

Aaj jahaan teri raahon mein saathi
Udey ghamon ke ye dhool
Phool khilenge wahin kal
Jhoomke mast bahaaron ke phool

Hey ae
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa
Sooraj se aankhen milaa
Taaron ko o dharti pe laa aa

Ye dharti teri hai
Ye sapne tere hain
Aur sab apne tere hain
Tu mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa
He ae ae aa
Mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa
Bachke bachke bachke …
Mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa
Immaandaari se aha aa aa
Mehnat ki jalti mashaalen jalaa
Sadiyon se soyaa muqaddar jagaa

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Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओके रे फकीरे
ओके रे जानू रे
ओके रे फकीरे आ
ओके रे जानू रे
भाई भाई
ओके रे फकीरे
ओके रे जानू रे
ओके रे फकीरे आ
ओके रे जानू रे
भाई …
ओके रे फकीरे

हे ए
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला आ
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला आ

अरे ये धरती तेरी है
ये सपने तेरे है
और सब अपने तेरे हैं
तू मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा

हे ए
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला आ
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला

अरे ये धरती तेरी है
ये सपने तेरे है
और सब अपने तेरे हैं
तू मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा
हे हा आ हो हो ओ ओ

आ आ आ
हो हो ओ
आ आ आ
हो हो ओ
आ आ आ
हो हो ओ
आ आ आ

प्यार की लौ जगा दे रे ए
हर अन्धेरा जला दे

दूरियां ये दिलों की ई
दिल मिला के मिटा दे ए
हे रंग उड़े कहीं दीप जले
आई होली दीवाली साथ

अरे आज तो आके ना जाए रे साथी
रंगों भरी ऐसी रात
हे रंग उड़े कहीं दीप जले
आई होली दीवाली साथ
अरे आज तो आके ना जाए रे साथी
रंगों भरी ऐसी रात

काँटों में कलियाँ खिला
फूलों से गुलशन सजा
काँटों में कलियाँ खिला आ
फूलों से गुलशन सजा आ

अरे दो दिन की हस्ती में
दिल झूमे मस्ती में
और सपनों की बस्ती में
तू मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा

होए ए ए ए ए
होए होए होए ए

रात दिन हो ये मेले रे
दिल न तरसे अकेले
दिल तेरा जिसको चाहे
बढ़के बाहों में ले ले

ए साँसों से बाँध ले
साँसों की डोरी
हाथों में ले के हाथ

जाती है जान तो जाए ख़ुशी से
छूटे कभी ना ये साथ

ए साँसों से बाँध ले
साँसों की डोरी
हाथों में ले के हाथ
जाती है जान तो जाए ख़ुशी से
छूटे कभी ना ये साथ

बाहों के साए में आ
शर्मा के आँखें मिला

ए बाहों के साए में आ
शर्मा के आँखें मिला
फिर पायल छनकेगी
फिर चूड़ी खनकेगी
और फिर बिंदिया चमकेगी
तू मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला आ
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा आ

हो ओ हो हो ओ ओ

बरसे तन का पसीना रे
बन के सावन महीना आ

कतरा बन जाए मोती
ज़र्र्रा ज़र्रा नगीना
हे आज जहां तेरी राहों में साथी
उड़े ग़मों की ये धूल

फूल खिलेंगे वहीँ कल
झूमके मस्त बहारों के फूल

आज जहां तेरी राहों में साथी
उड़े ग़मों की ये धूल
फूल खिलेंगे वहीँ कल
झूमके मस्त बहारों के फूल

हे ए
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला आ
सूरज से आँखें मिला
तारों को ओ धरती पे ला आ

ये धरती तेरी है
ये सपने तेरे है
और सब अपने तेरे हैं
तू मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा
हे ए ए ए
मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा
बचके बचके बचके …
मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा
इमानदारी से अहा हा हा
मेहनत की जलती मशालें जला
सदियों से सोया मुक़द्दर जगा

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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today 24th December 2018 is the ninety-fourth (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) birth anniversary of the ‘divine voice’ Mohammad Rafi Saab.
And today 24th December also happens to be the birth anniversary actor Mahipal (24 December 1919 – 15 May 2005).
I have very deep respect and great admiration for both of them in my heart and it will be until we are associated with Hindi Films and Hindi Film Music.

It was in 2017 that I came to know about the birth anniversary of Mahipal ji and its falling on 24th December (because of this article on BHD by our own Shishir ji) – the same date – we have birth anniversary of Rafi Saab. So, last year I presented a song from the movie ‘Maharaja Vikram-1966’ here.

This year too I wish to present a song and thus was looking a song sung by Rafi Saab and lip synced by Mahipal. I think most of the songs may be have already been covered and I was able to find a ‘duet’ sung by Rafi Saab and Sudha Malhotra and lip synced on screen by Mahipal and Anita Guha.

This song is from the 1957 movie ‘Pawanputra Hanuman’.

It was directed by Babubhai Mistry for ‘Basant Pictures’. It was presented by Homi Wadia for ‘Wadia Brothers Productions’.

It had S.N. Tripathi, Mahipal, Anita Guha, B.M. Vyas, Krishna Kumari, Ratnamala, Heera Sawant, Indira Bansal, Korega, Amirbai Karnataki, Praveen Paul, Mumtaz, Master Prithvi, Helen, Kanchanmala, Shiela Vaz, Samar Roy, Dalpat, Sudesh, Ramshastri, Bhujbal Singh Uma Dutt, S.K. Singh, Shri Bhagwan, Ajit Kumar, R.S. Dubey, Abdullah, Yadav, Julian and others.

This movie had as many as ten songs composed by Chitragupta and written by G.S. Nepali (Six songs) and Saraswati Kumar Deepak (four songs).

Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Mohmmad Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Sudha Malhotra and Usha Mangeshkar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is written by Gopal Singh Nepali.

Actually, I came across this song as a song from the movie ‘Hanuman Chalisa – 1969’ on YouTube. As I was not aware of the details of this movie, I asked for the movie page from HFGK Vol IV from my daughter. Going through the details as mentioned in HFGK it is mentions that: –
“As per information from the production house ‘Basant Pictures, Bombay’ (1) this film was a collection of some parts of the previous movies produced by them, (2) also including songs from those movies, (3) and this movie ‘Hanuman Chalisa-1969’ was not a full-length feature film.
That made me more curious to know about its songs (if any) presented on the blog and if the today’s song was already there.
From the list I could not found any songs on the blog and keep repeatedly searching for titles with ‘Hanuman Chalisa’… until I find a link on YT which mentions the name of the movie as ‘Pawanputra Hanuman-1957/ Hanuman Chalisa-1969’ for this song ‘mere Raam kahaan ho tum …’

Three songs from this movie ‘Pawanputra Hanuman-1957’ have already been posted on the blog wherein our two respected Seniors Arun ji and Sadanand ji have shared two and one posts respectively sharing songs of this movie.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song sung by Rafi Saab and Sudha Malhotra and performed on screen by Mahipal and Anita Guha.

Video (Full)
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Audio (Partial)

Song-Mere Raam kahaan ho tum (Pawanputra Hamnuman)(1957)/(Hanuman Chalisa)(1969) Singers-Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Gopal singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

Seete ae
He ae Seete ae …

Raam
He ae Raam …

Mere Raam kahaan ho tum
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum
virah ka dukh naa sahaa jaaye ae
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum

meri praan kahaan ho tum
meri praan kahaan ho tum
ke tum bin ab na rahaa jaaye ae ae
meri praan kahaan ho tum

chaand tumhi meri dharti tal mein
chaand tumhi meri dharti tal mein
kali kamal ki preet ke jal mein
aaj chhupi kis baadal dal mein
aaj chhupi kis baadal dal mein
mukh na dikhlaaye ae
meri praan kahaan ho tum
ke tum bin ab na rahaa jaaye
meri praan kahaan ho tum

charan tumhaare mujh se chhoote ae
charan tumhaare mujh se chhoote
saans na tooti naate toote
tum bhi swaami itna roothhe ae
tum bhi swaami itna roothhe ae
dukh mein nahin aaye ae ae
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum
virah ka dukh naa sahaa jaaye ae ae
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum

chaand Siya se mujhko milaao o
chaand Siya se mujhko milaao
udte chakoraan raah dikhaao
raah mein ab na der lagaao
raah mein ab na der lagaao
deep bujhaa jaaye ae
Mere Raam kahaan ho tum

meri praan kahaan ho tum
ke tum bin ab na rahaa jaaye ae ae
meri praan kahaan ho tum
kahaan ho tum
kahaan ho tum
kahaan ho tum

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Lyrics in Devnagri Script (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सीते ए
हे ए सीते ए

राम
हे ए राम …

मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम
मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम
विरह का दुःख ना सहा जाए ए
मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम

मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम
मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम
के तुम बिन अब ना रहा जाए ए ए
मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम

चाँद तुम्ही मेरी धरती तल में
चाँद तुम्ही मेरी धरती तल में
कली कमल की प्रीत के जल में
आज छुपी किस बादल दल में
आज छुपी किस बादल दल में
मुख ना दिखलाए ए
मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम
के तुम बिन अब ना रहा जाए ए ए
मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम

चरण तुम्हारे मुझ से छूटे ए
चरण तुम्हारे मुझ से छूटे ए
सांस ना टूटी नाते टूटे
तुम भी स्वामी इतना रूठे ए
तुम भी स्वामी इतना रूठे
दुःख में नहीं आये ए ए
मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम
विरह का दुःख ना सहा जाए ए ए
मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम

चाँद सिया से मुझको मिलाओ ओ
चाँद सिया से मुझको मिलाओ
उडते चकोरा राह दिखाओ
राह में अब ना देर लगाओ
राह में अब ना देर लगाओ
दीप बुझा जाए ए
मेरे राम कहाँ हो तुम

मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम
के तुम बिन अब ना रहा जाए ए ए
मेरी प्राण कहाँ हो तुम
कहाँ हो तुम
कहाँ हो तुम
कहाँ हो तुम


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Blog Day : 3811 Post No. : 14807

After yet another hiatus of a few months, I am back on the blog today (24 december 2018).

And I’m sure most people who know me here, will know why. 🙂

Yes, it is that big day for Hindi film music lovers all around the world today – it is the birth anniversary of Mohammad Rafi, or, as he is affectionately and reverentially referred to by many, Rafisaab.

And while I might miss out on writing on any other anniversary on this blog, this is one date I try my best to never miss. As I’ve said many times before, this is my very small, entirely insignificant, way of saying “thank you” to the person who has given me countless hours of happiness in my life.

Different people derive happiness from different things. For me, music has always been a core part of my existence for as long as I can remember. I often have a song on my lips – often sub-consciously. This has occasionally led to embarrassing situations but thankfully it has never affected my love or passion for music. And I think I’m in very good company on this one – there are so many people out there for whom music is an integral part of their daily lives.

This is also one big reason we are all here together on this blog. HFM lovers, from all parts of the world, in all age-groups, sharing their love for HFM.

And when we talk of HFM, especially during its golden age, it’s hard not to talk of Rafisaab.

This is why I write tributes to him at least twice a year. On his death anniversary, and on his birth anniversary. I do write about him on other occasions too, but if I miss out on either of these occasions, I feel I’m letting him down. For all that he has given me, can’t I even write a few words on these specific occasions to pay tribute to him?

So here I am today.

Now, what should I write?

I’ve written many posts here on Rafisaab and discussed my feelings about him. About his songs, his personality, how he managed to break in and find a special place in my heart and my life, at a time when Kishore Kumar was absolutely king. There’s nothing more I can write that will not be a repetition.

Yet, the sheer joy of writing about Rafisaab is so exhilarating that, at the risk of boring readers, I will share a few thoughts.

After all, when I watch videos of Jeetendra narrating his now-famous Deedar-e-Yaar experience with Rafisaab, or Shammi Kapoor narrating his “aasmaan se aaya farishta” story about Rafisaab, or SP Balasubramaniam talking about “deewana hua baadal”, I enjoy listening to these stories every single time. I know the stories inside out by now, but the passion and love with which these stories are narrated, is itself special for me.

It would surprise no one if I said that, as an early-1970s boy, the one male singer who was my universe at that time was Kishore Kumar. In those days I’d often listen to “current songs” – and naturally that meant his songs were playing everywhere, on every single radio programme, every single day.

Other singers like Mukesh and Manna Dey (and even Rafisaab) would also figure but almost like an exception. Kishore’s was easily THE most dominant male voice of the time.

I was very fond of Kishore Kumar – in my classroom in school, my friends would all invariably sing the latest Kishore songs.

Then one day, I think it was the afternoon 1.00-1.30 programme (I don’t remember its name), I happened to listen to an old song.

At that time I had only vaguely heard of that song. So I knew a few lines but I’d never heard its rendition before.

What was this song! What was this voice! Who was this singer!

I stood transfixed. Rongte khade ho gaye.

I knew it wasn’t Kishore. And when the announcer said “abhi aapne Mohammad Rafi ko film Baiju Baawra mein sunaa”, I realized that in my universe, the one where Kishore Kumar had until then occupied almost complete mindspace, I’d have to made room for another voice.

It wasn’t as if I hadn’t heard Rafisaab songs till then. Of course I had. But my mind had been so full of Kishore, that every other voice had been drowned out in the process. Hey, I was still a young boy then, so not particularly discerning.

That song was “o duniya ke rakhwaale”.

How I wanted to hold on to that song! To listen to it again. And again.

From the initial “bhagwaan” to the “rakhwaale, rakhwaale”, I didn’t know what hit me. The highs and lows, the peaking and the ebbing, the modulations, the way he sings “bhagwan” three times at the start – and each one is a different cry to God – there was no way this song was not going to make an impact on me.

Of course those were pre-internet days. I couldn’t just search for the song and play it again. ? And where I lived, I didn’t even have access to a music store – nor would I have been able to buy a cassette even if I’d wanted to.

At that time I could only hope that I’d get to listen to the song again. In fact, that was how things were in those days. You’d listen to a song, love it – and then hope it would come in a farmaish again. 🙂

From that moment onwards, I became a keen Rafisaab listener. I am sure the same songs that I might not have paid attention to earlier, suddenly began speaking to me. I distinctly remember songs like “suhaani raat dhal chuki” (a Vividh Bharati favourite 🙂 ) , “parbaton ke pedon par”, “ek dil ke tukde hazaar hue”, “ye teri saadgi”, amongst others.

Every single song I listened to, I fell in love with.

When I listened to “kar chale hum fida”, I had tears in my eyes. Many years later I saw the film but Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics, Madan Mohan’s music and Rafisaab’s voice – how can you remain impassive to that song?

When I listened to “jaane kya dhoondhti rehti hain”, it transported me to a different world. Again Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics are magical, and Rafisaab’s rendition elevates them to a different level altogether.

Another song I got to listen to, and was extremely fond of at that time (I still am!), was “karwaan guzar gaya”. I’ve always had a soft corner for good lyrics – and Neeraj’s lyrics, even by his high standards, are just amazing in this one.

I can reel off many more songs that I listened to – each one only further confirming to me that while Rafisaab might have had a decline in the early 70s, to even suggest that he was in any manner a lesser singer than Kishore Kumar was sheer lack of understanding of music.

My paternal grandmother, who didn’t know a word of Hindi, and didn’t know who Kishore Kumar or Rafisaab were, clearly had a discerning ear. We had a cassette of Abhimaan at home – it would play a lot. It would start with “meet na mila”, and while every song in the film is a gem in its own right, she’d always tell me to play THAT song. Yes, “teri bindiya re” – which is one of my favourite songs of the 1970s.

So this is how Rafisaab managed to break into my Kishore Kumar-dominated young mind. 🙂

And since then he has a permanent and very special place in my mind and heart. In my younger days I didn’t have access to much music other than via radio – now of course it has all changed. I spend hours listening to music, many of these hours listening to Rafisaab. No particular song or playlist – just randomly listening to his songs, one after another. One moment it could be “mere mehboob tujhe”, the next “tumhaari zulf ke saaye mein shaam”, the next “aye gulbadan”. Just listening to his voice gives me so much joy – just the way he joins in in “awaaz deke hamen tum bulao” is special for me. And the way he joins in the middle of “deewana mastaana hua dil” – it’s just so awesome!

So there’s the singer Rafisaab for me.

But my post would be incomplete if I limited it to just Rafisaab’s singing.

What makes him so much more special for me is the person he was. Obviously I never got to meet him, so this is secondhand, but there isn’t a single person who knew Rafisaab, who does not vouch for what a great human being he was. It wasn’t just his soft-spoken nature, he was kindness and generosity personified. He could easily have put on airs, he could have demanded a ransom price, such was his stature and such was the demand for his voice. Yet he was made of a different stock – “kuchh aur mitti ke hi baney the”. There wasn’t a single trace of arrogance or greed in him.

Rafisaab did not hesitate to work with upcoming composers, giving them hits in the process. He knew their financial position and would even refuse to take more than just a token from them. Throughout his career, he believed that whatever he had achieved was due to the grace of God – he would often point upwards when someone praised his singing.

No wonder then that Rafisaab is remembered today not just for his voice but also for the person he was. How often do you come across a person like this?

No wonder that on his death, crowds thronged the streets of Bombay to pay respect to him. This, despite pouring rain.

Is it any wonder that I am such a big fan of Rafisaab? And I can safely say there are many who are much bigger fans of him – main to kuchh bhi nahin.

Now onto the song for today.

It is a special occasion – so I’ve picked a song that I heard for the first time today.

I wanted to pick a song from Rafisaab’s supposedly “lean” period. For some reason, this period fascinates me. I’ve always supported the underdog – so if someone tells me that a particular singer had a bad patch in a particular phase of his career, there’s a good chance I’ll listen to songs of that singer in that particular phase. 🙂 It’s just the way my mind works.

I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it today.

It has trademark Rafisaab elements in it – and is a pleasant song to listen to. I didn’t want a sad song for the occasion, after all it’s his birth anniversary.

It’s from a film, Gunaah Aur Kanoon (1970). I have no clue about the film but going by the name, it sounds a bit like Crime and Punishment. 🙂

The song itself is definitely worth a listen. Music is by Sapan Jagmohan, who might not have been in the top rung of composers, but have created quite a few memorable tunes of their own.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I did while listening to it the first time. I have already listened to it a few times now. 🙂


Song-Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin(Gunaah Aur Kanoon) (1970) Singer-Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics-Anwar Farrukhabadi, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Jo baat janam le le dil mein
Jo baat janam le le dil mein
Us baat ka kyun izhaar na ho
Us baat ka kyun izhaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin

Maana ke jawaani hai aayi
tauba
Ye nasheeli angdaayi ee ee
Maana ke jawaani hai aayi
Tauba ye nasheeli angdaayi
Thham thham ke baras ae shokh ghata
Thham thham ke baras ae shokh ghata
Jazbaat ki hadd se paar na ho
Jazbaat ki hadd se paar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin

Ye shaam ki surkhi gaalon par
Haaye
Ye raat ka aanchal baalon par r
Ye shaam ki surkhi gaalon par
Ye raat ka aanchal baalon par
Pad jaaye nazar tujh par jiski
Haaye pad jaaye nazar tujh par jiski
Kaise wo tera beemaar na ho
Kaise wo tera beemaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin


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 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 : 3806 Post No. : 14801

Today’s song is a very very special song. It is from film Roomal-49. Four songs from this film are already discussed. Luckily, this song was yet to be discussed, as if waiting for me. It is a duet of Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Written by Nazim Panipati, it is composed by Hansraj Behl. HFGK is silent on the MD’s name for all songs, though there were two of them- Hansraj Behl and Aziz Khan. However, there are other references to confirm that Behl was composer for this song, namely 1. The uploader has mentioned his name 2. Rafi’s Excel sheet mentions his name and 3. Behl’s name is mentioned for this song in book ‘ Rafinama’ by Isak Mujawar.

Now, coming to the point why this song is special.The reason is….this is the First ever duet of Rafi and Asha Bhosle. Rafi had started Playback recording from 1944 and Asha started from 1948. Within one year, Asha sang a duet with Rafi in film Roomal-49. Another film Lekh was also made in 1949 and they sang in that film too, but Roomal duet was the First one to be recorded.

Incidentally, Asha and Rafi had the maximum duets in HFM. They sang a total of 806 duets from 1949. Their last duet came on the screen in film Kala Coat-1993 ( 13 years after Rafi had left us.)-MD Iqbal Gill. Asha Bhosle and Rafi created 3 records during their journey together-
1. Maximum duets – 806
2. Maximum duets in one MD’s films – 92 duets in OPN’s films.
3. Rafi-Asha maximum duets in one film- Basant-60 – 11 duets
(Ed note-The blog has 514 Rafi-Asha Duets, including this song.)

Mohd. Rafi was the only singer who sang duets with the 3 major female actor singers of the 40s. He sang with Noorjehan (Jugnu-47), Khurshid ( Aage Badho-47) and Suraiya (Kajal-48 and in 11 more films).

Besides the known and well known female singers, Rafi sang duets with some ‘ not so well known ‘ female singers too. Some of them are Laxmi Rai, Kumudini Dikshit, Lakshmi shankar, Gandhari Rane, Promodini Desai, Razia Begum, Malti Pande, Pushpa Huns, Ramola, Pushpa Pagdhare, Pratibha, Kanchan, Poornima, Meena Patki, Jyoti, Kamla Sista, Kaushi Gidwani, Savita Suman, Sumitra Lahiri, Sagarika Mukherji, Krishna Bose, Krishna Mukherji, etc etc.

Rafi sang maximum songs with Laxmikant-Pyarelal (369), followed by Shankar-Jaikishen – 341, Chitragupt-247, Ravi-235, O P Nayyar-197, Kalyanji – Anandji – 169, Naushad-149, Madan Mohan-169, R D Burman-122, Usha Khanna-114, Sonik- Omi-104 and N Dutta-102. ( all figures from book Rafinama by Isak Mujawar).

Rafi sang only 1 duet with Meena Kapoor in film Aabroo-56. There is another song having voices of Meena, Rafi,Asha and Manna Dey in Tajmahal-63). This is understandable considering Anil da’s opinion about Rafi’s singing !

Film Roomal-49 was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. He was born on 17-12-1908 at Suver ( noe Umedgadh) in Sabarkantha Dist. Gujarat. From his 9th year onwards he was educated in Bombay. He completed his M.A. in Pali language, to become a Teacher but not so good results forced him to join Film industry. He had already written articles on films. He had also translated sound recordist Minoo Katrak’s book in Hindi and Gujarati.
He joined the Marketing department of Sagar Movietone. After Baburao Patel headed that department, he was shifted as asstt. director. He co directed film Gramophone Singer, along with Virendra Desai-the owner’s son-who later married Nalini jaywant despite he being already married.

Thakur’s first film as an independent director was ‘Civil Marriage’-40, in which Snehprabha Pradhan made her debut. He worked for Ranjit, Prakash and other banners. Her directed 20 films. His last film was Nawab Sirajuddoula-67. He mainly directed Mythologicals, social and comedy films.
He was a multifaceted person. He knew and could speak 11 languages. He wrote scripts for film Baiju Bawra-52 and several Gujarati films. He also directed 2 Gujarati films. He wrote 4 research based Novels. His article on Sagar Movietone has become a reference point for researchers.
Ramchandra Thakur died on 31-10-1992. (adapted from ‘ Sagar Movietone’-Biren kothari)

The cast of film Roomal-49 was Nargis, Rehman, Jairaj, Jeevan, Badriprasad, Jillobai, Cuckoo, Jankidas etc etc.

Jillobai (real name Zuleikha Ibrahim), born in 1905, in Bombay, was a Tawayef from Delhi. She started from stage dramas and then silent films. During this period, Master Nissar was attracted towards her, but being a shrewd woman, she spurned his advances, only after lot of money was spent on her by him. She acted in more than 100  Talkie films and also sang 3 songs in 3 films initially. Her first talkie film was  India’s first Talkie film Aalam Ara-1931, in which she sang one song also. She acted in many popular films like Anarkali-35, Kissan Kanya-37, Pukar-39, Sikander-41, Taqdeer-43, Zeenat-45, Jugnu- 47, Mother India-57, Mughal-e-Azam-60 etc etc. Her last film seems to be Suhani Raat-74. (I thank Sudhir ji and Pramod Godbole ji for providing additional information) .

Nazim Panipati, who wrote the songs of film Roomal-49, along with Mulkraj Bhakri and Rupbani, was born in lahore in 1920. His real name was Muhammed Ismail Khan. He was the younger brother of Dirctor/Lyricist Wali sahab. Due to his hobby of writing shairi, he was introduced to Dalsukh Pancholi and Roop k. Shorey. He first wrote songs for Punjabi films. His first film as a Lyricist in Hindi was Zamindar-42. He shifted to Bombay and wrote 80+ songs in 25 films. His last film in India was Sheesham-52. Then he migrated to Pakistan. He wrote more than 120 songs for Pak Television and Punjabi/Urdu films. He died in Lahore on 18-6-1998.

Today’s song by Rafi, Asha and chorus looks to be a fun comedy song. Enjoy this song….


Song-Lo dum daba ke Bhaage….hamen darr kaahe ka(Roomaal)(1949) Singers- Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD- Hansraj Bahl
Both
Unidentified Male Voice 1, Unidentified Male Voice 2, Unidentified Male Voice 3
Chorus

Lyrics

aa
ha aa aa aa
aa aa aa
lo dum dabaa ke bhaage
warrant laane waale ae
khud ban gaye hain ulloo
ulloo banaane waale

aji haan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
ulloo banaane waale
haan aan
ulloo banaane waale

ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
ham sab ke sab
hoshiyaar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka
hamaara beda ho gaya paar
beda ho gaya paar

hamaara beda ho gaya paar
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

paas nahin hai
paisa dhela
babu ji paisa dhela
lala ji paisa dhela
oy hoy hoy hoy
paisa dhela
phir bhi laga hua hai
mela
hai mela
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
ab to mangal
shukkar hafta
har din hai itwaar
aji haan
har din hai itwaar
laa la
lallalalla
lallalalla laa
hamen darr aah
hamen darr ee
hamen darr ooh
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaah
e ka

khelo koodo naacho gaao
every thing is happy now
every thing is happy now
kuchh na kuchh to
mil jaata hai
kuchh na kuchh to mil jaata hai
naqd ho ya udhaar aar
naqd ho ya udhaar
mere yaar
khushi mein naach
tu apni maan
mere dildaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ham hain engine
tum ho lorry
dil hai armaanon ka thhaana
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar
aji haan
ham hain thaanedaar

o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaar
o thhaanedaaaaar
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr
hamen darr kaahe ka
hamen hai darr kaahe ka

ka..ahe ka

ka..ahe ka

 


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Blog Day : 3805 Post No. : 14799

“Rickshaawaala”(1960) was produced by Shankar Mehta-M Acharya and K C Verma and directed by Shankar Mehta for Kala Darpan, Bombay. This “social” movie had Johny Walker, Anita Guha, Radhakishan, Kuldeep Kaur, Ramlal, Jagdev, Minu Mumtaz, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Sadhana, Mohan Modi, Darshan, Dukhiya, Radheshyam, Krishn Billa, C K Shah, Sayyad, Satpal, Dinanath, Devraj, Moolraj, Amir Ali, Murari, Rasheed, Bela, Sheela etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Rickshaawaala”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. It seems certain that Rafi had sung by Johny Walker. Asha Bhonsle most likely had sung for Anita Guha. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Jawaani mein to ik dil ki (Rickshawala)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD-N Datta
Both

Lyrics

jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil bhi jaati hain
muhabbat ho bhi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
bataao ham dabaayen kis tarah dil ki umangon ko
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
tumhen dekhen to bekaabu tabeeyat ho hi jaati hai
nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
nahin aasaan tumse apne dil ki baat keh dena
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
magar jab muskura do tum
to himmat ho hi jaati hai
nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to is dil ki

haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
samjhe bhai haan
haseenon ki to jebon par inaayat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai
yahan par aane waalon ki hajaamat ho hi jaati hai

nigahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki

hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
haay haay
hamen dil ki zaroorat hai na in rangeen adaaon ki
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai
magar kadke hain
paison ki zaroorat ho hi jaati hai

nigaahen mil hi jaati hain
muhabbat ho hi jaati hai
jawaani mein to
jawaani mein to ik dil ki


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Blog Day : 3784 Post No. : 14767

“Dharma”(1973) was directed by Chaand for Kapoor Films Bombay. This “social” movie had Naaveen Nischol, Rekha, Pran, Bindu, Ajeet, Ramesh Deo, Madan Puri, Faryal, Anjali Kadam, Paro, Asit Sen, Mohan Choti, Jayshree T, Rajan Haksar, Sonia Sahni etc in it.

The lead pair, the lyricist as well as the music directors are same as that of “Saawan Bhaado”(1970), so it appears to me that the makers of this movie had signed them up hoping to replicate the success of “Saawan Bhaado”(1970).

“Dharma”(1973) had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these three songs from the movie:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Raaz ki baat kah doon to 1325 21-May-09
Main teri gunahgaar hoon 8339 13-Jul-13
Arre saaqi jo kal ki hai bachi baaqi 14501 18-Jul-18

Here is the fourth and final song from “Dharma”(1973) to appear in the blog. The song is a teasing song along the lines of “Saawan Bhaado”(1970) song Kaan mein jhumka chaal me thumka.

The song is sung by Rafi. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi. Exactly the same musical team as “Saawan Bhaado”(1970). The song is picturised on the same actors as well, viz on Navin Nischol and Rekha.

I have provided the audio as well as video link of the song. There is slight variation in the lyrics of the two versions in the last stanza.

With this song, “Dharma”(1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Na satrah se oopar na solah se kam (Dharma)(1973) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

sada itni umar teri rahe o sanam
haan aan aan
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
issi umr mein dhaate jaao sitam
o o o
na satrah se
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam

surhk honthon pe til ye suhaana hai
jaise kaliyon pe shabnam ka daana hai
haaye
surhk honthon pe til ye suhaana hai
jaise kaliyon pe shabnam ka daana hai
ye shabaab hai haaye ya gulaab hai
hisaab koi nahin
ye to behisaab hai
hamesha raho tum
khuda ki kasam
haaye haaye haaye haaye
na satrah se
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam

tum yoon hi apne jalwe lutaate raho
aur kaleje pe chhuriyaan chalaate raho
haaye
tum yoon hi apne jalwe lutaate raho
aur kaleje pe chhuriyaan chalaate raho
o laajawaab ho ya koi khwaab ho
nigaah tik na sake jispe tum wo shabaab ho
mubaarak jawaani ka pehla kadam
oy hoy hoy hoy
na satrah se
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
sada itni umer teri rahe o sanam
o haay haay haay
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam
na satrah se ooper na solah se kam


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Blog Day : 3782 Post No. : 14763

“Dulhan”(1958) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by V M Vyas for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa Roy, Rajkumar, Bhagwan, Nanda, Jageerdaar, Sheila Kashmiri, Manorama, Agha, Jeewan, Indira Bansal, Munshi Munaqqa, Maqbool, Iqbal, Kanchan, Ansari, Moti (the dog) etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from “Dulhan”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is sung in a rock and roll style (which was quite popular in India at that time. The song is picturised as a club dance song. One can see Bhagwan lip syncing in Rafi’s voice. I am unable to identify the lady who lip syncs in Shamshad Begam’s voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

With this song, the blog now has 4800 songs from the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960), which is easily the most well represented decade in the blog.


Song-Mere gore gore gaal (Dulhan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Ravi
Both
Bhagwaan

Lyrics

yaa hoo

mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawab
meri ada bemisaal

husn waale kahte nahin kitne hum hain haseen
apne husn per unhen hota nahin hai yakeen
o husn vaale kahte nahin kitne hum hai haseen
apne husan pe unhe hota nahin hai yakeen
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
chaahne valo ki nazar ka hai ye sab kamaal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
laila
haaye laila

aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
kuchh na ban pada to kahen that’s all
that’s all
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
tere gore gore gaal

that’s all
tere kaale kaale baal
that’s all
tera husn laajawaab
that’s all
teri ada bemisaal
that’s all


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Blog Day : 3781 Post No. : 14761

I in this blog often talk about “natural” landmarks and “artificial” landmarks for the blog. “Natutral” landmaks for the blog are those that are intuitive, viz. century of songs in the blog, and later century of songs in the blog for an artist, a contributor etc.

Later, when we began to keep track of blog related statistics, we became aware when a duo of singers completed their century of duet songs, or the blog itself completed a century (or its multiple) of days.

Many of these “artificial” (more accurately “derived” or “secondary”) landmarks went unnoticed in the early days of the blog. For instance, we completed several hundred days and also thousand days in the blog but we remain blissfully unaware. In fact, the level of blissful unawareness was such that we did not even noticed it when the blog completed one year of its existence on 19 july 2009. 🙂

We have come a long way since.

While many of these landmarks events have to be created by effort, there are some landmarks that happen on their own. Time related landmarks, viz hundreds of days or thousands of days get achieved with time.

Likewise, number of visitors in the blog also happen with time, though that is dependent on factors like ability of the blog to attract visitors.

This blog had a humble beginning on 19 july 2008. During its early days, it attracted less than 100 visitors daily. There were only 406 visitors for the blog during july 2008, the month when this blog started.

I regarded it as a “landmark” occasion when the blog clocked more than one hundred visits for the first time. It was on 16 august 2008, the day of Rakhi festival, when I covered the iconic Rakhi song Bhaiyya mere raakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana .

The blog averaged 31 visitors a day in july 2008 and 72 visitors a day in august 2008 before breaking into the three figure region with 276 visitors per day during september 2008. 23 january 2009 was the first day when this blog received more than one thousand visitors in a day. 1145 visitors arrived on the blog on that day. The blog reached four figure a day mark for the first time during february 2009 with 1069 visitors daily. It was in june 2011 that the 2000 mark was breached for the first time. An average of 2226 visitors visited daily during this month. It took only two more months to reach the 3000 visitors a day mark. August 2011 saw 3109 visitors daily in the blog. The next peak arrived in october 2011. It was not 4000 mark or 5000 mark or even 6000 mark, rather an average of 7224 visiors per day that was achieved in this month ! On one particular day, viz 19 october 2011, as many as 10630 visitors arrived at the site !

It was too good to last though. By now we have settled at an average of over 3000 visitors daily.

In the process, the blog recorded its first one million visits on 25 october 2010, after 829 days. The subsequent million visits have come rather more quickly, as can be expected. The third millionth mark was reached the fastest- in just 152 days. Now a days, it is taking around 300 odd days (nearly ten months ) to reach one million visitos mark.

The blog clocked 10 million visits on 14 january 2018 at around 22:30 IST. The 11th million visitor was clocked on 22 november 2018 at around the same time.

Here is the summary of the eleven million visitors in the blog so far:-

Number of Visitors Date when achieved Blog day days taken for the million visits
1 million 25-Oct-10 829 days 829
2 millions 07-Nov-11 1207 days 378
3 millions 30-Apr-12 1359 days 152
4 millions 10-Dec-12 1606 days 247
5 millions 29-Oct-13 1929 days 323
6 millions 12-Oct-14 2277 days 348
7 millions 04-Jul-15 2542 days 265
8 millions 20-Apr-16 2833 days 291
9 millions 24-Feb-17 3144 days 311
10 millions 14-Jan-18 3466 days 332
11 millions 22-Nov-18 3779 days 313

I was wondering what song to discuss on the occasion. Finally I zeroed in on a joyous song from “Kaala Pathhar”(1979). This song is sung by Rafi, Lata, S K Mahan, Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The picturisation shows almost the entire star cast (this was a multi starrer movie !) – viz Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi etc.

The video version of this song from “Kaala Patthar”(1979) is nearly six minutes long. But the audio version is even longer (nearly eight minutes long). I have provided both version of the some here.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement. It goes without saying that it was the support and encouragement of music lovers that helped the blog achieve this impressive number of visits from music lovers. Here is hoping that this musical bandwagon will continue on its merry ways with many more landmarks to achieve enroute.

Video

Full audio


Song-Dhoom mache dhoom (Kaala Patthar)(1979) Singers-Rafi, Lata, S K Mahaan, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus
Rafi + Lata

chaahe koi roke re saathee
chaahe koyee toke re saathi
nav yug aayega
nav yug aayega

tanee huyi baahon kaa rela badhta hee jaayega
khoon maatee ke bhaav bik naheen paayega
khoon maatee ke bhaav bik naheen paayega

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
ho o o
subah tak ham kahen ek kahaani
jhoomati dhadkanon ki zubaani ee

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak
aa aa aa
jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

jab talak raat chale
pyaar kee baat chale
teri meri meri teri palken naa jhapken
rang lehraate rahen
ang tharraate rahen
tape tape chehron se shole see lapken

ho o toka tohari hi kasam
tod mat aur julam
hamka dai de angoothhi nisaani
tori hogi badi meharbaani
ae kya samajhta hai hamko re praani
hamra kaata to maange naa paani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

masti kuchh aur badhe
nasa kuchh aur chadhe
dukh waala dhyaan koi aaj hamen aaye na
dukh jo aaye toh kya
gham sataaye to kya
aadmi ko chaahiye ke kabhi ghabraaye naa

ho o o
tootne waala hai dam
khaaye jaata hai yeh gham
bane dulhan meri bitiya raani

umr ghar mein pade naa bitaani
hai har museebat hai aani te jaani
hai yeh apne guruji di baani

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa
dhoom mache dhoom

pale naa sog jahaan
sukhi hon log jahaan
hamko hai saath aisee duniya basaani
seenon mein aag liye
honthon pe raag liye
hamko andheron mein hai shamme jalaanee
ho o o
kaale patthar kee kasam
jab talak dam mein hai dam
ham yeh dekhenge rasmen puraani
kar naa paaye yahaan hukmraani
hey ae
aaj se hamne hai dil mein thhaani
laayenge ek nayi rut suhaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani

ho o o
subah tak ham kahen ek kahaani
jhoomti dhadkanon ki jubaani ee

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom
aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

dhoom mache dhoom
aaj ki raina bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
dhoom mache dhoom

aa aa aa
aaj ki raina
aa aa aa
bhor huye tak jaage jawaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


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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


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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