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Blog Day: 4273 Post No.: 15505

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s is a “this happened to me” post. It was a “dream” more than a “dream come true”. A chance to see the Dream Girl in person on my last trip to Mumbai.

So this is what happened- we had just landed at Mumbai airport. I was very tired after a long day followed by a delayed-flight. I told my husband that today i am in no position to walk the distance to the baggage-claim and am planning to hop on to any buggy that ferries passengers and I did. There were two passengers already on that buggy and the lady who was sitting mentioned that the passenger who was in the buggy that overtook us was Hema Malini. And I was disappointed that I had missed having a glimpse of her.

When we reached the drop-off point, I saw that the Dream Girl had just got off and was being courteous with the airport staff and allowing selfies. Very hesitantly I waved out to her and she acknowledged. Then I hinted through action that I would like to come closer and also click pictures with her and she permitted. Then my husband clicked a picture and she said:- “you will not get a good pic from so far, come closer.” And we had one more click which I shared instantly with my children.

My son commented immediately “He has never seen me smile so brilliantly.” But my personal feeling was there can be no smile as Brilliant as that of the Dream Girl -Hema Malini. She still looks a dream, and carries herself so elegantly and majestically. She displayed no airs about being a star or MP i.e. Member of Parliament.

My husband mentioned to her that I was a huge fan of hers and occasionally write about her in the blog. To this she replied- “hope you don’t write anything uncomplimentary”, and I said “oh no, not at all. We write only about the songs and their related movies.” And she gave me her brilliant smile. But this is one encounter that will stay with me forever and I am yet to believe it happened to me.

Recently my husband asked me why I haven’t written about my experience and I said I was waiting for an occasion. Plus I was wondering which song of hers should go with the post, and on what occasion do I present it etc. Today seems to be a good enough occasion. The anniversary of the lyricist of the song.

It is the 18th anniversary of lyricist Anand Bakshi (21 July 1930 – 30 March 2002). He was born Bakshi Anand Prakash Vaid, in Rawalpindi, in modern day Pakistan. His family came to India in the aftermath of partition. Poetry writing was his hobby and when he joined the Indian Army he continued to write whenever time permitted.

All of this are well known facts about Anand Bakshi. We also know that simultaneously he tried marketing his songs to Mumbai film industry. He finally got discharged from the army in 1956 and tried to become a writer or singer but found his foothold as a lyrics writer and “Bhala Aadmi” in 1958 was his first released movie where he wrote four songs.

“Mehndi Lage Mere Haath” with music by Kalyanji Anandji was his first success. And then the songs which found a mark in the hearts and minds of cine-goers never stopped. His wish to sing in movies was fulfilled when he sand “Baaghon mein bahaar aayi” and another solo for “Mom Ki Gudiya” in 1972. he has sung few more songs but written close to 3500 and we have 1036 of them on the blog.

Coming back to today’s song. On my return from Mumbai, last weekend, I saw “Pratiggya”(1975) starring Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Ajit. I don’t remember seeing the movie at the time of its release. This was a movie produced by Dharmendra himself and had “main jat yamla pagla deewana” (the only song from the movie on the blog) which is still in the minds of the fans even after a lapse of 45 years.

Laxmikant- Pyarelal were the music directors with whom Anand Bakshi collaborated in 302 movies. As I was writing this I came across the list of movies released in 1975, fifteen of which had songs written by Anand Bakshi, would like to know if it is a record of some kind.

The song with this post comes immediately after the song “jatt yamla pagla deewana” comes to a close. At the end of the song a drunk Ajit Singh (Dharmendra) falls into the river and dreams that Radha (Hema) is Sahibaan and he is Mirza.

So here is this love song where Hema looks a dream in the dream sequence and let us say Thank You to Anand Bakshi for leaving us this gem.


Song-Uthh neend se mirziya jaag jaa (Pratigya)(1975) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

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

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

uthh neend se mirziya jaag ja aa
teri sahibaan kare pukaar
tu ek akela bhaag jaa aa
tere peechhe ae ae ghudsawaar
vo aa gaye badla lene nu
haan aan aan
tere dushman mere veer
bedardi teer kamaan se ae ae
teri chhaati denge cheer
aisa lagta hai pyaar ke ae
nahin achche kuchh sanjog
humko mar ke bhi soniya aa aa aa
nahin milne denge log

sun sahibaan ?? yaqeen ke
rakh pyaar ki laaj jara
meri bakki(??) se daran farishte
te jatt se dare khuda
aane de unko saamne
hone de lahu-luhaan
chupchaap tamaasha dekh tu u u u u
tere sadke meri jaan
ye baat nahin wo jaante
mere dushman tere veer
jo maar sake mujhe soniye
ae ae ae ae
nahin bana abhi vo teer

o o o o o
o o
o o o o
o o o
haaye re


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Blog Day :

4270 Post No. : 15500 Movie Count :

4271

Ok, so Atul approached me a few days ago requesting me for a post for a special occasion.

My posts have become very infrequent here – in fact, before my latest post on Sahir’s birth anniversary (8th March), my previous post was on his death anniversary last year (25th October). So a gap of more than 4 months.

But then, like often happens in Test cricket, you wait and wait for a wicket to fall – and when one falls, another quickly follows.

Same has happened here. Following quickly on the heels of the 8th March post, here is another one.

And on such an occasion that I just could not refuse. Let’s just call it the perfect yorker. 🙂

Friends, I am SO honoured here to present Rafisaab’s 3000th song on this blog.

Please allow me now to take a deep breath to let this sink in.

I don’t remember now when we got to Rafisaab’s 1000th and 2000th songs, but as we scale new heights, it feels like we’re entering rarified space.

3000 songs of one artiste on our blog is quite an astonishing achievement. Of course, we’ve already got there with Lata Mangeshkar (she’s going strong with 3500+ right now) but Rafisaab is only the second artiste to hit this milestone here.

Even as I write this post, I feel extremely humbled – and undeserving of this honour. This post is supposed to be a tribute not just to Rafisaab, but to this blog itself.

And there have been so many more here, starting with Atul himself, who deserve to write this. My contributions have dramatically reduced – while there are at least a dozen others (actually many more), who contribute much more, and far more regularly.

But since I am a big Rafisaab fan, I think Atul approached me for this. (In fact there are even bigger Rafisaab fans here – but let’s not start comparing. :-))

Having said all that, let’s talk a bit about Rafisaab here – and our love for him.
I say “our”, because I know I speak for everyone here when I say, we all love Rafisaab here. Only the degree might differ.

Speaking for me personally (and maybe for others too), it has never been about just Rafisaab’s voice.

Sure, for his voice alone, he would easily have had a special place in my heart. That divinity in his voice, his ability to transport me into a different realm altogether, the intonations, the “thehraav” – all of these put him on a level that’s stratospheric for me.

I have spent hours listening to Rafisaab, often intending to listen to just one song. 🙂 I’d listen to one, then get tempted to listen to another, then another, and so on. And before I’d realize it, the minutes would turn into hours. I’ve even spent all night listening to him (ok, that was a few years ago, when I coul stay awake all night). 🙂

It has been said many times before, and by many, but I will say it again – at least in HFM, I haven’t seen any singer with the versatility of Rafisaab. He could deliver every single song in exactly the mood and range required for it. Which is why he could do rock and pop singing just as comfortably as he could do bhajans and ghazals.

Rafisaab could totally get you into any mood the song demanded. He could just mesmerize you into it.

One moment he’s singing the breezy “pukaarta chala hoon main” or the sensuous “aaja re aa zaraa”, the next he’s singing the bhajan “sukh ke sab saathi”. 🙂

One moment, you’re imagining yourself as Shammi Kapoor with “aaja aaja main hoon pyaar tera”, the next you’re Bharat Bhushan lamenting “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. 🙂

They said of Rafisaab that he was an extremely shy and quiet person outside the recording room. You could barely hear his voice.

But once, in the room, recording?

He was a totally different person.

He would be so totally immersed in the song, giving it the very best he could, that you couldn’t believe it was the same person who, outside the room, hardly ever spoke.

In this sense, Rafisaab was a thorough professional. He always sought to give his very best, regardless of who the composer was.

In stature, he was often far higher than most of the composers he sang for. So it is only normal that composers might have hesitated to ask him for a retake, and could have just gone with whatever had been recorded, even if they were not fully satisfied.

But such was Rafisaab’s humility, such was his professionalism, such was his lack of ego, that he would ask the composer if it was ok – and if the composer had any suggestions for improvement, Rafisaab would redo it to the composer’s satisfaction.

That is truly the sign of greatness of an artiste.
And, considering how many successful artistes end up with ego too to match, Rafisaab stands out as an exception.

There are so many other things about Rafisaab that speak of the greatness of him as a human being.

There are other examples of Rafisaab’s nature that are also endearing.

For example, the fact that he sang for composers for a nominal fee, even just a token one rupee, because he knew they could not afford to pay him fees compatible with his stature.

Even in the royalty issue, which resulted in his fallout with Lata, his stand was typical. I don’t want to play judge here, and talk about whether his/Lata’s action was right or wrong, but it was typical of Rafisaab to feel that he had been adequately compensated for the work he had done, and shouldn’t ask for more.

Rafisaab’s generosity went beyond the industry. He provided financial support to people who did not even know who their benefactor was.

All of this, without the slightest arrogance. When someone would praise one of his songs, Rafisaab would just smile and point upwards , as if to say “sab ooparwaale ki kripa hai”.

There’s SO much one could learn from Rafisaab and his values. Ever-polite, ever-professional, ever-helpful, ever-smiling, ever-humble. And ever the family man too, because he always enjoyed spending time with his family.

I’ve written many times about him here – and much of what I’m saying here is repetitive (and possibly boring), but it always gives me great joy to write about Rafisaab, whatever the occasion.

I invariably then write about his character and not just his songs, because his character amazes me just as much as his amazing voice.

So the fact that we have now got 3000 songs of Rafisaab on this blog is a hugely satisfying achievement. My hearty congratulations to Atul, and to everyone else who has been part of this process.

Oh, and in all the discussion about Rafisaab and his 3000th song, I almost forgot.

There’s another milestone to celebrate today – today’s song also happens to be the 15500th song on the blog.

Yes, 15,500.

There was a time, in the early years of the blog, when every century was a major milestone. Then, as the centuries began getting clocked with regularity, the celebration around them decreased. We had entered the chiliad league, so our major milestones became 1000, 2000, 3000 and so on….now past 15000.
The 100s became minor milestones.
While this is understandable to some extent after 155 centuries, I still think every century deserves to be celebrated.

Let us NEVER forget that EVERY song involves a fair amount of effort, and though contributors (*cough*, *cough*) do their bit, every song still requires time & effort from Atul/Sudhirji. And they’ve put this effort 100 times, since 15400. So, I definitely think they deserve appreciation and a round of applause for this.

Now onto the song for today.

You can always trust Atul to unearth songs that have long faded from people’s memory. Or maybe they never got attention when they were released.

The same applies to films too. After all, the Hindi film industry is prolific, with hundreds of films being released every year, and thousands of songs.

As a result, many songs and films never get attention.

This blog has always tried to unearth such songs and films, and to give them their share in the limelight, even if it is several years after their release. After all, every song involves a lot of effort from many artistes. And for a film? The effort is several times more – involving so many more people, in various capacities, each one playing his/her role hoping to see the film succeed at the box-office.

I don’t know the success rate of films, but I’d say there are far more films that don’t click at the box-office, than those which do. Let’s not get into reasons here – I’m no pundit – but I do always like to acknowledge the effort that has gone into making a film anyway.

Why so much of a build-up in this post?

Because the song for today has as much to do with the film as with the song itself.

Prima facie, the song looks like a routine song. It’s a qawwali, with its usual nok-jhok, and, as isn’t uncommon in movies, with disguises. 🙂

Now I’m a sucker for qawwalis, so even though this probably isn’t in the same league as many more illustrious ones, I’m happy to just listen to it, and enjoy it.
Besides, this was 1982 – and by then, qawwalis were slowly on the decline. The times had changed, and naturally films had to reflect the changed times.
So I wouldn’t judge this qawwali, keeping other classics in mind. 🙂

When Atul sent me an e-mail requesting me for a write-up, he explained why he picked this song. It has to do with not just the song, but the film as well.

This is what he said:

The song that I have chosen for the occasion is a special song. It is a rare song. It is composed by an obscure music director called B T Singh. It is the only song of B T Singh with Rafi in his career. HFGK mentions that music was arranged and composed by Uttam Singh. He could be assistant to B T Singh.

The movie is an obscure movie called “Chambal Ke Daaku”(1982). This movie was Produced by R S Sandhu , written and directed by S Azhar for S L Cheema films, Bombay.
The USP of the movie was “Real dacoits pesented first time on screen.”
The movie had real dacoits viz Mohar Singh, Madho Singh, Fateh Singh, Lakhan Singh, Kalyan Singh and hundred of ex dacoits, and actors like Nazneen, Javed Khan, Madhumalini, Sulochana, Malti Joshi, Yasmeen, Birbal, Dushyant, Deep, Ashok, S S Khan, Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jeewan Singh, Joginder Singh, Amreek Singh, Joginder Singh Laddhar, Mahendra Singh, Chandrakala, Ramesh Deo, Sohel Khan, Joga Singh, Sayyad Khan, Praveen Lakhad, Gajendra Gadge, Rajkumar, Baw Brar, Shabbir Khan, Guest apppearances by Padma Khanna, Hina Kausar, Mahendra, Raza Murad etc.”

Wow!
So now we have a film here where real-life dacoits just decided to act in a film. Maybe there are other examples too (what about “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”)?

In any case, it is a rather fascinating scenario. And of course, when I learnt about this, my mind began working overtime, imagining all sorts of things.

– Were they active dacoits, wanted by the police? If so, how did they get to act? Or had they served their sentence, and reformed? In which case, they shouldn’t be judged on their past, of course.
– How much were they paid?
– Was it maybe just a smart move for the producer to co-opt real-life dacoits so that not only does he have a USP, but he also has access to their expertise, and could film in locations he wouldn’t otherwise dare to?
– How did co-stars, and the rest of the crew feel? Imagine having chai with a real-life dacoit. You’d probably not want to upset him, or even crack a joke about him, for fear of him taking offence at it
– In the shooting scenes, was anyone worried that the dacoits might just get excited and take it all too literally?

Such thoughts, and more, came to my mind, because this was reel life and real life potentially getting mixed up. The key word here is “potentially”. 🙂

Chambal itself was a common film theme in those days – especially in the 70s and early 80s. Films mirror real-life events, and dacoity used to be in the news off and on in those days. There were plenty of dacoit films made in that time, the most famous being Sholay, of course. 🙂

I remember VP Singh, CM of UP (1980-82) came down hard on dacoity in his time, and even got a lot of praise for it. But soon after, there was a major dacoity, as if to spite him – and he offered to resign as CM.

I myself used to travel a lot by train from Orissa to Delhi in the early 80s, and go through Gwalior-Morena (I think Dholpur in Rajasthan also), which I think is the Chambal area. The landscape would be “interesting”, and would trigger my imagination. 🙂

Anyway, enough of digression.

Back to the song, it is sung by Rafisaab (of course), together with Asha Bhosle and Manna Dey. Rafisaab passed away in 1980, so it’s possible this is one of his last few songs – unless the film took a while to get released.

I must admit I couldn’t recognise many faces – but Ramesh Deo is, of course, unmistakeable.

Hope you enjoy the song, and imagine yourself singing it with real-life dacoits in Chambal Valley. 🙂

And once again, congratulations to the blog for clocking Rafisaab’s 3000th, and the blog’s 15500th.

Audio

Video


Song-Uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil (Chambal Ke Daaku)(1982) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Gauhar Kanpuri, MD-B T Singh
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

banaayenge bhanwar mein raasta
aur lahron pe saahil
bhanwar kehte hain uljhan ko o
lahar ka naam hai ae ae mushqil

uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
mil ke rahegi yahin apni manzil
kehta hai aaj yehi mera dil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

kahaan se aaye ho
bolo ji kya iraada hai

Ji kya iraada hai
hamaari baat hai
ya doosron se waada hai

ye dil ka raaz hai
dil mein hi rehne do dilbar
haan rehne do dilbar
banega baat ka afsaana honthon pe aa kar
dilon ke raaz ko
o o o o o o
dilon ke raaz ko
nazron se ham to
kehte hain
kehte hain
kehte hain
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
gaafil
ham si haseenon ko samjho na gaafil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

haaye
haseen adaaon ka rangeen nazaara dekhenge
nazaara dekhenge
ham apni aankh se kismat ka taara dekhenge
haaye ae ae ae
ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
nazar nawaaz
nazaaron mein jee nahin lagta
haaye ae ae
haseen chaand sitaaron mein aen
jee nahin lagta
sa ni ma dha pa ni
dhi ma pa ni sa
sa ni sa dha ni
pa dha
ma pa
ma ga ma
ga re ga sa re
sa re ga ma pa
nigaah e naaz ka hamko ishaara mil jaaye

ishaara mil jaaye
hamen bhi jeene ka
koi sahaara mil jaaye

isharaa paaoge ae ae ae
isharaa paaoge
jhaanko hamaari aankhon mein
aankhon mein
aankhon mein
chaand se chehre pe
taaron ki jhilmil
jhilmil

chaand se chehre pe taaron ki jhilmil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil

samajh gaya hoon main
dil aur nazar ke afsaane

nazar ke afsaane
anaar ek hai
aur uske do hain deewaane

deewaana kaun hai
duniya ko ye bataana hai
yahi bataana hai
nazar ke teer se taqdeer aazmaana hai
jo hoshiyaar hai
ae ae ae ae ae
jo hoshiyaar hai
duniya usi ke kaabil hai
kaabil hai
kaabil hai
mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
mehfil

mehfil se baahar bhi hai ek mehfil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
uljhan ho chaahe koi aa jaaye mushqil
kahin uljhan hai
kahin mushqil hai

kahin mehfil kahin manzil
ye lo mera fasaana
ye kissa hai puraana
oho
hamaara dil na todo
oho
ye dil ki bat chhodo
oho
mere nazdeek aao
oho
qayaamat na uthhaao
oho
tumhaara dil hai patthar
aha
magar tum ho sitamgar
oho
mujhe tarpaaya tumne
oho
mujhe uljhaaya tumne
oho
tujhe hamne pooja
oho
mere dil mein hai dooja

oho
kahaan hai wo kidhar hai
oho
idhar hai ye udhar hai


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Blog Day: 4270 Post No.: 15498

“Mr John”(1959) was produced by Nigam and directed by Indar for N K Productions, Bombay. The movie had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Ifthikhar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champal Lala, Rashid, Daraaz, Wahid, Genious, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Jaani, Ghouse, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajeet, B Fazl e Kareem, Mukhtaar, Pt Baijnath etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Mr John”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata and Rafi. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this song is picturised on Shyama and Johny Walker. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mujhe dekho hoti der (Mr John)(1959) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

mujhe dekho hoti der
khade kyun mera rasta gher
sajan ghar jaane do o
sajan ghar jaane do
o karo haaye na ye andher
na lo yoon hamse nazren pher
ki dil bhar jaane do o o
ki dil bhar jaane do

sajan ghar jaane do o

na dekho din na dekho raat
karo kyun chhed mere saath
na dekho din na dekho raat
karo kyun chhed mere saath
kahin chhoona na mera haath
karoongi phir na tumse baat
karoongi phir na tumse baat
sajan ghar jaane do o
sajan ghar jaane do
ho karo haaye na ye andher
na lo yoon hamse nazren pher
ki dil bhar jaane do o
ki dil bhar jaane do

sajan ghar jaane do o

jo dekhen gorey gorey gaal
na bigde kaise dil ka haal
jo dekhen gorey gorey gaal
na bigde kaise dil ka haal
na baaton mein hamen do taal
raho aankhon mein aankhen daal
raho aankhon mein aankhen daal
ki dil bhar jaane do o
ki dil bhar jaane do

mujhe dekho hoti der
khade kyun mera rasta gher
sajan ghar jaane do o
sajan ghar jaane do
sajan ghar jaane do o

aji ye dil hai be-aaraam
zara to pyaar se lo kaam
aji ye dil hai be-aaraam
zara to pyaar se lo kaam

karoge kya mujhe badnaam
arre hone ko aayi shaam
arre hone ko aayi shaam
sajan ghar jaane do o
sajan ghar jaane do
mujhe dekho hoti der
khade kyun mera rasta gher
sajan ghar jaane do o
sajan ghar jaane do
ho karo haaye na ye andher
na lo yoon hamse nazren pher
ke dil bhar jaane do o
ke dil bhar jaane do

sajan ghar jaane do o o


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusaist 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 : 4251 Post No. : 15471

Back here on the blog after a fairly long break.
I daresay it would’ve been even longer if it were not a very special occasion today.

From today, we start the centenary celebrations of Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth.
Since he was born on 8th March 1921, today happens to be his 99th birth anniversary.

So yes, it is a very special occasion for Urdu poetry and classic HFM lovers. As a massive Sahir fan, I thought I owed it to him to write a post for the occasion. I’ve written so often about him here, on practically every birth and death anniversary, and have nothing new to say anymore – and yet it feels like a betrayal of sorts to let this day go by, without paying tribute to him.

So when Avinashji, an even bigger Sahir fan than myself, requested me to write a post for Sahir on this occasion, I could not, but agree. 🙂

But I must also admit that for the first time I told Avinashji that I don’t think I’d be in the right mental frame to be able to do this. For me, writing a post here is an investment of emotion – and right now, to be honest, I feel quite empty within. If it were not for Sahir, I don’t think I’d be able to pull myself together for this post.

To Avinashji’s credit, as always, he provided me with a list of songs and lyrics that I could choose from. And left it to me to see whether I could come up with a post. I owe this post to him too.

Ok, enough about myself and my “mental frame” – this post is about Sahir, not about me. 🙂

What can I say about Sahir that I haven’t said before?
Actually nothing.

But since it’s Sahir, whatever I’ve said before can hopefully be repeated, without sounding boring. 🙂
Just like whatever Sahir wrote as social messages, not once but repeatedly in different ways, was never boring, and only meant as a reminder to society, to show people a mirror.

For me, as for many others, Sahir was much more than just a poet or lyricist. Yes, he was a lyricist par excellence. But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have had this level of regard for him if he’d limited himself to just writing lyrics or poetry on mundane matters, however beautifully worded.

Sahir’s greatness, in my mind, has a lot to do with the topics he chose to express his views on. And the manner of such expression.

Sure, he could write about romance – “abhi na jao chhod kar” will always be one of my all-time favourite romantic songs.

Sure, he could write about heartbreak too – “jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar milaa”, another favourite.

Sure, he could write about love in its multitude of shades – is there a more exquisite ode to love than “ye ishq ishq hai ishq ishq”?

Sure, he could write bhajans with consummate ease – “tora mann darpan kehlaaye” and “aan milo aan milo shyam saanwre” are just two examples.

Sure, he could write light-hearted, fun songs too – the first song that comes to mind in this category is an all-time favourite “sar jo tera chakraaye”.

Sure, he could write, and wrote quite often, on a mother’s love for her child – “tu mere pyar ka phool hai”, “tere bachpan ko jawaani ki dua deti hoon” and “tu mere saath rahega munne” come to mind.

And yet, Sahir rises, no, TOWERS, above all others when it comes to writing on social issues.

No one, NO ONE, showed a mirror to society as earnestly as Sahir. It was as if he truly came into his own on these occasions.

Whether he was writing about injustice towards the oppressed, society’s shocking treatment of women, casteism, communalism, labor exploitation, or the futility of war, Sahir’s words were like cries of anguish, straight from the heart. You could feel the raw sincerity in them, even if they were often laced with cynicism, sarcasm or anger. Or, occasionally, even hope.

So many songs come to mind.

“Tu Hindu banega na musalmaan banega” – where Sahir calls out communalism in all its ugliness
“Cheen-o-arab hamara” – where Sahir sarcastically exposes India’s hypocrisy over wealth disparity
“Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain” – Sahir at his cynical best, showing society a mirror of its ugly reality
“Khuda-e-bartar teri zameen par” – where Sahir busts the myth about the glory of war, pointing out that there are no winners in war, only bloodshed
“Ponchh kar ashq” – where Sahir exhorts the oppressed to rise and demand their rights from the oppressor, pointing out that colour, religion, caste, race can never be above humanity
“Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko” – Sahir’s famous lament about society’s treatment of women
“Wo subah kabhi to aayegi”– where Sahir, in one of his less frequent refrains, chooses hope over despair

and many more.

Every single time asking questions of society, pointing out its flaws, exhorting it to reform.

That each of his songs is STILL relevant more than 50 years after he wrote them, is truly sad, and a reflection of Indian society – but no one can ever fault Sahir for not doing his utmost to put his writing ability to good use. If society is still languishing in darkness, it certainly isn’t Sahir’s fault.

And it is for this particular trait of Sahir’s that he has a very special place in my heart.

Yes, he’d have had his own place in my heart anyway for lyrics like “wo afsaana jise anjaam tak laana na ho mumkin, use ek khoobsoorat mod dekar chhodna achha”.

But his attempt at social awareness, and his speaking truth to power, takes my regard for him to a different level altogether.

If I may say so, and no disrespect meant to any lyricists who have come since, but no one comes close to Sahir’s intensity in this one matter.

Or maybe times have changed too.

Now, coming to the song for today.

Avinashji gave me a few options – of the lot, I picked the title song of “Samaj Ko Badal Daalo” (1970). Lyrics have been provided by Avinashji, of course. 🙂

It’s a lament, not uncharacteristic of Sahir, where he lets loose on society itself, blaming it for its own ills. That it tolerates corruption and crime is the biggest reason society suffers these, in the first place. Reform cannot start unless society decides to step up, and adopt a zero tolerance policy towards these. Hence “samaj ko badal daalo”.

I honestly don’t think it’s a bad assessment of why we are the way we are.

Without coming across as too preachy, let me share a few thoughts quickly.

We Indians love to blame our politicians for everything. We blame them for corruption, for the poor state of our roads, education and healthcare, for dividing society along communal lines – basically everything.

And yes, since they are our leaders, and have power, it’s not unfair to place responsibility and accountability on them.

And yet, where do these politicians come from?

They don’t fall from the skies, they come from amongst US.

So if we’re complaining about corruption and bigotry in our politicians, we first need to acknowledge that we, as a society, are ourselves guilty of these very shortcomings in our character. We carry a lot of baggage historically, and don’t have a particularly high moral compass ourselves. Our politicians then just exploit our weaknesses.

For example, politicians pander to our base instincts, dividing us based on identity, or other group characteristic. And we fall for it. Every single time.

Then again, when it comes to governance, they manage to get away with promises because we don’t make a serious enough effort to hold them accountable anyway. We behave like slaves – and get treated as such. So our leaders end up with power, but no accountability.

This is OUR fault. If we didn’t allow them to exploit us like this, if we raised the bar and held them accountable to us, things would be very different.

So when Sahir writes “samaj ko badal daalo”, it does resonate a lot with me. And hopefully with others too.

End of “preaching”. 🙂

The song itself is sung by Rafisaab, at the start of the film, as credits roll. I remember seeing this film as a young boy – what I remember most about it from that time is that the hero (Parikshat Sahni, who was then still Ajay Sahni) gets stabbed midway in the film and dies. I’d never seen a film till then where the hero dies midway :-), so I couldn’t reconcile easily to this at all.

A few years ago, I watched this film again, just out of curiosity. I wouldn’t call it a bad film as such (I’ve seen worse), but the last 30 minutes or so, are very dark and depressing. After watching this film, it might linger in your mind – and you’re likely to feel sad for a while.

Considering people usually look towards cinema for escapist fare, and don’t want to be reminded of daily miseries of life, this film is definitely not one you should watch if you want a feel-good feeling from the film. Don’t get misled by the fun “tum apni saheli ko” song, picturised on Prem Chopra.

But none of this takes away from Sahir, who is the reason for this post. Rafisaab singing Sahir’s lines are always a joy for me – even if it’s a sad song.

I hope you will also listen to it – and possibly agree that what we need most is for society itself to reform, otherwise we will continue bad practice of the past, and only regress.

In my opinion, the greatest danger to a society is not economic bankruptcy (which, however hard, CAN be corrected through appropriate economic policy), but moral bankruptcy (which eats away at the very fabric of society, and is therefore far more difficult to correct).

Thank you for reading.

Audio
(audio) (lyrics noted are as per this link)
Video

Song-Samaaj ko badal daalo (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

(Ye ek katha jo laakhon logon ke ae
Jeevan ka darpan hai
Desh pita ke charnon mein
Ham sab ki ore se arpan hai)

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Samaaj ko badal daalo o o
Samaaj ko badal daalo o o o
Samaaj ko badal daalo
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo

Kitne ghar hai jinme aaj raushni nahin
Kitne ghar hai jinme aaj raushni nahin
Kitne ae tan-badan hai jinme zindagi ee nahin
Mulq aur kaum ke mizaaj ko badal daalo o
Mulq aur kaum ke mizaaj ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o

Sainkdo ki mehnaton par
Ek kyun paley
Sainkdo ki mehnaton par
Ek kyun paley ae
Oonch neech se bharaa
Nizaam kyun chale ae
Aaj hai yahi to
Aise aaj ko badal daalo o
Aaj hai yahi to
Aise aaj ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo o
Zulm aur loot ke rivaaz ko badal daalo
Samaaj ko badal daalo

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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समाज को बदल डालो ओ ओ
समाज को बदल डालो ओ ओ ओ
समाज को बदल डालो
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो

कितने घर है जिनमे आज रौशनी नहीं
कितने घर है जिनमे आज रौशनी नहीं
कितने ए तन-बदन है जिनमे ज़िन्दगी ई नहीं
मुल्क और कौम के मिज़ाज को बदल डालो ओ
मुल्क और कौम के मिज़ाज को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ

सैंकड़ो की मेहनतों पर
एक क्यूँ पले
सैंकड़ो की मेहनतों पर
एक क्यूँ पले ए
उंच नीच से भरा
निजाम क्यूँ चले ए
आज है यही तो
ऐसे आज को बदल डालो ओ
आज है यही तो
ऐसे आज को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ
ज़ुल्म और लूट के रिवाज़ को बदल डालो
समाज को बदल डालो ओ


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Blog Day : 4248 Post No. : 15467

“Piya Milan Ki Aas” (1961) was directed by S N Tripathi for Vijay Films. J S Cashyap was the producer. The movie had Ameeta, Manoj Kumar, Sunder, Pratima Devi, Jeevan, Nalini Chonker, Daisy Irani, Indira Bansal, Polson, S. N. Tripathi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the sseventh song from “Piya Milan Ki Aas” (1961) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

I am unable to identify the actor lip syncing the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actor.

PS-Prakashchandra, our inhouse identifier of faces, tells us that the actor lipsyncing in Rafi’s voice is Sundar.


Song-Chhuri bagal mein hai Munh mein Raam (Piya Milan Ki Aas)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

jholi mein goli aur chutki mein gutki
mufat ka gatkaaye maal
arre baaba kare kharaaba
bhai bachna
ye kaljug ke kaal

solah aana paaw ratti
pate ki keh gaye jati sati
solah aana paaw ratti
pate ki kah gaye jati sati
hey aise lafangon se bachna
jo karen saadhuon ko badnaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam

jata badhaa kar alakh jaga kar maala phiraate aathon jaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam

hey kare saadhuon ko badnaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam

bhor bhaye ganga tat jaawen
bhor bhaye ganga tat jaawen
kapda rang ke rang jamaawen
kapda rang ke rang jamaawen
chimta gaad ke dhooni ramaawen
sulfa daal ke chilam chadhaawen
(cough cough cough)
sulfa dal ke chilam chadaawen
aadhi raat ko bam bam kar ke
bam bam bam bam bam bam
aadhi raat ko bam bam kar ke
sabki karte neend haraam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam

hey kare saadhuon ko badnaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
churi bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
bhaai raam bhaai raam
bhaai raam bhaai raam
bhaai raam bhaai raam bhaai
raam bhaai raam bhaai

ek haath beedi ka bandal
ek haath beedi ka bandal
dooje haath mein sohe kamandal
dooje haath mein sohe kamandal
lambe chaude aur mustandal
sath chale chelon ka mandal
aadambar paakhand chhal kapat
aadambar pakhand chhal kapat
ye bagla bhakton ke kaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam

hey kare saadhuon ko badnaam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
chhuri bagal mein hai munh mein raam
bhaai raam bhaai raam
bhaai raam bhai raam
bhaai raam bhai raam bhaai
raam bhaai raam bhaai


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4241 Post No. : 15457 Movie Count :

4258

“Jai Jwaala”(1972) also known as “Pooja Aur Paayal”(1972) was a movie produced under the banner of K D Films Bombay. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Sonali, Madhumati, Ram Mohan, Kammo, Chandrashekhar, B M Vyas, Shahid Bijnori, Dinesh Hingoo, Kumud Tripathi, Rukhsana, Ratna, Bhupendra Kumar, Hanifa, Tikkoo, Baby Saeeda, Nirupama, Rehman etc, with special appearances by Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Madan Puri, Lata Bose, Gopi Krishan and Johny Walker.

The movie had six songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Jai Jwaala”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kamalkant.

The song is picturised as a drunkard song on Sujit Kumar and a mujra dancing Madhumati.

With this song, “Jai Jwaala”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Ye to mumkin hi nahin hai (Jai Jwaala)(1972) aka (Pooja Aur Paayal) (1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Kamalkant

Lyrics

ye to mumkin hi nahin hai
ki bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main

ye amaanat hai teri
tu jo kahe dil apna
ye amaanat hai teri
tu jo kahe dil apna
aaj kadmon pe tere
jhoom ke rakh jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main

aaj ki raat meri jaan ye
tamanna hai meri
aaj ki raat meri jaan ye
tamanna hai meri
ban ke masti teri
aankhon se chhalak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ye to mumkin hi nahin hai ki
bahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
saakiyaa itni pila de
ki mahak jaaun main
ki mahak
main
ke
main
ki mahak jaaun main
ki mahak jaaun main


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Blog Day : 4239 Post No. : 15451

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 16
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25/02/2020 – Death anniversary of S. H. Bihari
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I am presenting this Rafi sahab solo, philosophical song in memory of Shamsul Huda Bihari (1922-1987) on his 33rd death anniversary day today (25 february 2020).

S. H. Bihari was born in 1922 and his filmy career started in late 1940s it appears.

First song in Rafi Excel sheet is the Rafi-Suraiyya duet “Qismat ke likkhe ko mitaa na sakaa” from Duniya(1949). This would appear to be the first film song by S. H. Bihari, because even the website(http://www.shbihari.com/Welcome.html) on S. H. Bihari is listing his film career from 1950 onwards. There is no mention of his having written this song or other songs from the film. Another song from this film has featured in my series “Divas of hindi film music”.

As per the stats page in the blog he has written total 425 film songs, out of which 175 are posted in the blog. Frankly, through 50’s and 60’s the lyricist scene was full of stalwarts and legendary poets mainly urdu shayars. The music director had multiple choices. Some chose to stick to their tried and tested poets for long durations like Shankar-Jaikishan and Naushad. Others are moving from lyricist to lyricist and poet to another poet or using a combination of poets to write songs for them. But by and large, each music director would work with one lyricist for a particular movie, depending of the genre of the film and type of songs required. A case in point is Ravi- Shakeel Badayauni for ‘Chaudhvi ka chaand” and S. D. Burman- Shakeel Badayuni for ‘Benazir”. Another situation is Madan Mohan-Kaifi Azmi for Chetan Anand’s films like namely ‘Haqueeqat”, ‘Hindustaan ki Qasam”, “Hanste Zakhm” and “Heer Ranjha”. Otherwise Madan Mohan had distinct preference for Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Rajendra Krishan and Majrooh Sultanpuri. Madan Mohan even did “Laila Majnu” with Sahir Ludhianvi.

Let’s go back to S. H. Bihari. Seeing his filmography, he seems to be a favourite of Hemant Kumar through 50’s and Ravi’s during late 50’s. Through 60’s he worked extensively with O. P. Nayyar, achieving the peak with block buster films like ‘Kashmir ki Kali” and “Ek Musafir Ek Hasina”. The 60’s is the productive decade also working with various music director like, Usha Khanna, Ravi, Shankar-Jaikishan, Ram-Ganguly etc. During 70’s again is mixed fare with Shankar- Jaikishan, O. P. Nayyar and various composers. And the 80’s is mostly with Laxmikant-pyarelal and notable hit music score is in Pyar Jhukta Nahi(1985).
This song from Madhur Milan(1955) is a sweet sounding melodious, motivational and philosophical song. The more I hear such Rafi song the more I am enamoured with Rafi sahab solos of 50’s decade. Song of this film released on 01.01.1955, are composed by Bulo C. Rani. The cast is Mahipal, Madanpuri, Bhudo Advani, Roopmala and Nigar Sultana. Out of twelve songs only 5 songs are posted in the blog. A trivia I gathered from these posts is that the lead actor Nigar Sultana has written a song for the film which is picturized on herself.

The song talks of long journey and hurdles in the journey. It could also mean the eternal journey which is inevitable, seeing that “jaana hai musaafir tujhe har haal mein jaana” is repeated many times. Also the ‘thikaana’ is not just ‘dur’ but ‘badi door’ also, means a long struggle to reach the destination. The line “Chhoti teri seemaaon ka dushman hai zamaana” is meant to convey the personal limitations of the ‘musaafir’ or it can even mean the ‘boundaries of integrity/values’ which the musaafir is loath to lose that the ‘zamaana’ would prefer to destroy. Also those ‘taqdeer ki faujen’ is a phantom, creating a scene where there is a fight with the destiny for the values, truth and maintain the integrity.

The second stanza is too fascinating. This talks of ‘revolution’ or great upheaval, which will go down in history as an achievement. “chaand sitaare” bear witness of this ‘bravery’ and the world shall remember the fascinating story.

I am taking a liberty of reproducing an essay which I wrote(again) for an essay competition in the office.

Integrity – A way of life.

Integrity for me – definitely should be a way of life.
Integrity will come with total transparency in all aspect of life. This is the only way of achieving it. Total integration of thoughts, speech and deeds. Ha, so simple isn’t it?
There is no doubting that a human beings integrity should be beyond doubt. One may ask the question that it is beyond doubt in all cases, where exactly? In the utopian world would be my answer.
We may lament all we want about the limitations of human fallibility. The path of truth is always fraught with thorns, as the thinkers and philosophers throughout the history of this civilization have concurred.
As the most superior creation of the God Almighty, we have a unique gift to offer to the world. We can be true to ourselves as we possess the intelligence to see the truth and recognize it and achieve a semblance of it, to whatever extant it is possible for each one of us. Truth truly is an achievement, has always been one in all eras. The very nature and purity of the concept makes sure that it is a superior achievement, taking the achiever to a higher plain. In an ideal society this achievement should have been the goal of life. All the ancient philosophies and religions point to this.

Religious beliefs are a very sure shot way of achieving this recognition of truth and total amalgamation of truth in thoughts, speech and deeds. The belief that the god Almighty is watching us, nothing is hidden from him and that we have to answer for all our deeds on the ‘Day of Judgment’, will go all the way to the achievement of this task. The fact that nothing can be hidden from a superior force will make each and every one of us to face facts.
During my school days, I recall that there used to a lecture/period for the topic of ‘Deeniyat’. Here as very young children, we were taught that there are two angels sitting on both our shoulders, recording our deeds. The angel on the right shoulder records all our good deed, like we helped someone, gave charity, spoke truth. Alternatively, the angel on the left shoulder records all our bad deeds, if we lied, if we deceived someone, or treated anyone badly etc. Come to think of it, when all is said and done, there are more things that we can do are in the category of bad deeds and there are very few falling under good deeds. I can elaborate, but there is no need for it. In our circumstances and makeup, it is easier to do bad deeds than good. Because sticking to the truth is tougher and keeps getting tougher.

Here is another story heard in childhood, which adds value addition to my discourse here:

A teacher gave a task to the children – He gave them a chick each, asked them to take it to a place where no one can see you and kill it.
Next day, all the kids came and told their story of the task. Somebody went to the bathroom, someone went to the storeroom, to garage etc to kill the chick. Only one child had still not killed it and brought it to school. The teacher asked him that why he did not complete the task. The child replied that he could not find a place where no one can see it to complete the task, because God almighty was everywhere and is constantly watching, so where to go. There is no place where you can hide from the omnipresence of God almighty.

The religions, I have always believed are the means to achieve one goal,that is to regulate human behavior.

A wise man was once asked: Sir, in which field could I make a great career ?

He said: Be a good human being. There is a huge opportunity in this area and very little competition.
And lastly, life is about choices. Some we regret, some we are proud of and some will haunt us. We are what we choose to be.
Everything that happens in life is not fixed… it can be changed by a weapon called will power.
I think Allama Iqbal meant this only here :
Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqdeer se pehle
Khuda bande se khud puchhe bataa teri razaa kya hai.


Song-Hai door badi door (Madhur Milan)(1955) Singer-Mohd Rafi, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Hai door badi door
badi door thikaana
Jaana hai musaafir
Tujhe har haal mein jaana
Jaana hai musaafir
Tujhe har haal mein jaana

Utthtaa hua toofaan hai
Behti hui maujen ean
Utthtaa hua toofaan hai
Behti hui maujen
Badhti hi chali aati hain ea ea ean
Badhti hi chali aati hain
Taqdeer ki faujen
Chhoti si(teri) seemaaon ka
Dushman hai zamaana
Jaana hai musaafir tujhe
har haal mein jaana
Jaana aa hai musaafir tujhe
har haal mein jaana
Hai door
Hai door badi door
badi door thikaana
Jaanaa hai musaafir
Tujhe har haal mein jaana
Jaanaa hai musaafir
Tujhe har haal mein jaana aa

Aati hai to ooo ooo
Aati hai to aa jaane de
Kashti se tabaahi
Aati hai to ooo ooo
Aati hai to aa jaane de
Kashti se tabaahi
Hain chaand sitaare
Teri himmat ki gawaahi ee eeee
Duniya ko sadaa yaad rahegaa ye fasaanaa
Jaana hai hai musaafir tujhe
har haal mein jaana
Jaanaa hai musaafir tujhe
Hai door badi door badi door thikaana
Jaana hai musaafir
Tujhe har haal mein jaana
Hai doo ……ooo…….oooo …..ooor

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Lyrics in Devnagri script (Provided by nahm)
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है दूर बड़ी दूर
बड़ी दूर ठिकाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना

उट्ठता हुआ तूफ़ान है
बहती हुई मौजें एँ
उट्ठता हुआ तूफ़ान है
बहती हुई मौजें
बढ़ती ही चली आती हैं
बढ़ती ही चली आती हैं
तक़दीर की फौजें
छोटी सी सीमाओं का
दुश्मन है ज़माना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
है दूर
है दूर बड़ी दूर
बड़ी दूर ठिकाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना

आती है तो ओ ओ
आती है तो आ जाने दे
कश्ती से तबाही
आती है तो ओ ओ
आती है तो आ जाने दे
कश्ती से तबाही
हैं चाँद सितारे
तेरी हिम्मत की गवाही
दुनिया को सदा
याद रहेगा ये फसाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
है दूर बड़ी दूर
बड़ी दूर ठिकाना
जाना है मुसाफिर तुझे
हर हाल में जाना
है दू………उ ……उ……र


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4224 Post No. : 15428 Movie Count :

4252

Hindi Songs from Bangla Films -17
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Bengali film industry has given us many eminent film directors. If I list the names in chronological order, the first name that comes to my mind is Debaki Kumar Bose who had directed classic films like ‘Chandidas’ (1932), ‘Puran Bhagat’ (1933), ‘Vidyapati’ (1937), ‘Nartaki’ (1940) etc. Next in line is P C Barua known for classic films like ‘Devdas’ (1935). ‘Mukti’ (1937), ‘Jawaab’ (1942) etc. Then we have Nitin Bose, Phani Majumdar, Bimal Roy etc. In respect of parallel cinema, names of Satyajit Roy, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Tapan Sinha, Rituparno Ghosh etc are well known not only in India but also internationally. This list is not exhaustive as their names came to my mind mainly because they were associated with Hindi films.

During the last few months, I have been selectively watching Bangla films on video sharing platforms. In this way, I became aware of some more directors for the first time. Among them, one of the directors whose film direction I liked is that of Ajoy Kar. I have seen his films like ‘Harano Sur’ (1957), ‘Saptapadi’ (1961), “Saat Paake Bandha’ (1963). I have also gone through the details of his other films on the net. His films are mostly based on unusual story line. Being a cinematographer himself, his films are full of some fine black and white photography. In fact, his photography ‘speaks’ dialogues for the actors on whom the shots have been framed. His four films have received National Film Awards for the best feature film/Certificates of Merit in Bengali film category.

Recently, I watched one more of his film, ‘Khelaghar’ (1959) which strengthened my view that Ajoy Kar was one of the greatest Bengali film directors whose name has, by and large, remained unknown to non-Bengali film audience. He had no occasion to direct any Hindi film although one of his Bangla film ’Saat Paake Bandha’ (1963) was remade in Hindi as ‘Kora Kaagaz’ (1974) with Anil Ganguly as director.

‘Khelaghar’ [1959 (Playhouse)] was a suspense film based on a patriotic theme of pre-independent India with more prominence to human relationship. The story was written by Salil Sen Gupta who also wrote dialogues for the film. The main cast consisted of Uttam Kumar, Mala Sinha, Chhabi Biswas, Asit Baran, Salil Datta, Preeti Majumdar, Ashish Mukherjee, Khagen Pathak, Dhiraj Das etc. Hemant Kumar was the music director for the film.

The story in the film revolves around a revolutionary, Gautam Chatterjee (Uttam Kumar) and Ruchira (Mala Sinha), the daughter of the Police Insepctor Banerjee (Chhabi Biswas). The film starts with a scene in which revolutionary Gautam who has been awarded death sentence by hanging has escaped from the jail. After deceiving the police forces, he accidentally enters into a compound of the Police Inspector’s residence and climb the pipe leading to a bedroom where Ruchira is sleeping. He gags her and tells that to save his life, he is forced to do this act. After discarding his jail uniform and wearing Police Inspector’s casual dress, he leaves the house and remains elusive to the police.

In the meanwhile, Ruchira’s marriage has been fixed with a foreign-return boy against her wish but she agrees to the marriage to keep her father’s word. The prospective husband’s constant interference in her personal matters creates a rift between them and Ruchira avoids meeting him. Her father is bent upon marrying her with the boy despite Ruchira’s dislike for him. One day, after heated arguments with her father over her marriage, Ruchira runs away from home in the night. Her father sends his police to bring her back. In trying to dodge the police, Ruchira lands alone in a shady street where a group of goons try to catch up with her. A well-dressed person saves her from the goons. The person is none other than revolutionary Gautam who though recognises Ruchira, refrains from mentioning it while Ruchira fails to recognize him. Both introduce each other with their false names and background.

Having failed to convince Ruchira to go back to her home or take shelter in a women’s hostel, Gautam arranges for a small room for her stay with the help of his Hindi speaking associate (Asit Baran). In the meanwhile, the police forces are looking for Gautam. After getting a tip off from an informer, the police raid the house in which Ruchira is staying where Gautam has come on a visit. But his associate who has already got a wind of the police raid, makes both of them to escape from the back door. While Gautam knows that police had come to catch him, Ruchira thinks that her father had sent the police force to take her back home.

After this incidence, Gautam’s associates suggest him to leave Ruchira as the risk to his life by associating himself with a daughter of the Police Inspector is very high. They also think that she could be a mole from the police to catch him. But Gautam rejects the proposals and arranges her stay in a room of his associate’s house. Over a period of time, Ruchira starts liking Gautam who also likes her but he downplays his feeling towards her as he has no future for a settled life with noose around his neck already waiting.

While Gautam is having a meeting with his associates in an underground hideout, police forces raid the place. While trying to run away from the place, Gautam is hit by a bullet on his leg. Somehow, he escapes from the police dragnet and reaches to Ruchira who tends him. At this point, he tells her to return to her father’s home as he knew from the beginning that she was the daughter of Police Inspector, Banerjee. Later, she also comes to know from an old newspaper with his photo that the person who has helped her is none other than the revolutionary Gautam to whom the entire police force is looking to catch him. Guatam once again tries to persuade Ruchira by telling her that the last few days they spent together was like a playhouse on a sand which would be swept away by sea waves. But Ruchira remains firm on her decision not to leave him in this situation.

After few days, Inspector Banerjee is shocked to get the news from an informer that his daughter is looking after the injured Gautam in a house. He calls for police force and lead himself for a raid. He asks Gautam to surrender but Ruchira comes in his way and tells her father that he can take Gautam over her dead body. Nevertheless, Gautam surrenders and he is taken to the police station. Despite repeated plea from her father, Ruchira refuses to return home with him by telling that she would stay back in her husband’s house. Though she has not married to Guatam, her it was her intention to let her father know.

Now, here comes the suspense part of the film. Next day after the re-arrest of Gautam, a person surrenders in front of the Inspector Banerjee claiming that he is the real revolutionary Guatam Chatterjee and he would prove this only in the court. In the retrial of Gautam, the real Gautam Chatterjee reveals that the arrested person is Shantanu Roy (Uttam Kumar) who is not a member of the Revolutionary Group but a poet and musician in whose house the revolutionary group used to meet occasionally. During one such meeting in his house, the police raid led by Inspector Banerjee Shantanu Roy held the door until all the revolutionaries including Guatam Chatterjee escaped from the back door. Since Inspector Banerjee addressed Shantanu Roy as Gautam Chatterjee, this gave an idea to Shantanu Roy to impersonate himself as Gautam Chatterjee to save the real Gautam Chatterjee.

The court pronounced the judgement giving 2 years of rigorous infringement to Shantanu Roy for falsifying as Gautam Chatterjee and having link with the revolutionary group. The film ends with Shantanu Roy telling Ruchira that after all, the playhouse is going to remain true as it is the question of few months wait.

The film is a ‘must watch’ for its superb story telling direction, the excellent performances by the main actors and the sublime black and white photography. Most of the scenes have been shot in the night in keeping with the theme of the film. That Ajoy Kar took some excellent close-up shots of Mala Sinha and Uttam Kumar, speak a lot about their acting ability. I never felt bored in watching this film which has English sub-titles.

I found only one song listed in the film on various sites which is a Bengali song rendered by Hemant Kumar. I came to know about a short (of about 2 minutes) Hindi song only after watching the film which I am presenting with this article. The song is ‘kehti hai mujhko duniya deewaana nashe mein hai’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and picturised on Asit Baran in the role of an associate of the revolutionary Gautam in the film. Since his dialogues in the film are in Hindi, the song has to be in Hindi which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. Going by the credit titles of the film, the song is written by S H Bihari.

Actually, Asit Baran is acting as a drunkard to get into a room where he is secretly scheduled to meet Gautam. Since the duration of the song is less than 2 minutes, probably no gramophone record of the song was made. Luckily, the video clip of the song is available. There is another two- line Hindi song sung by Rafi and picturised on Asit Baran.

By the way, Asit Baran was a well known actor-singer and playback singer who has acted and sung in Hindi films like ‘Saugandh’ (1942), ‘Kashinath’ (1943), ‘Wapas’ (1943), ‘Wasiyatnama’ (1945), ‘Manzoor’ (1949), ‘Parineeta’ (1953), ‘Suhag Sindoor’ (1953 ), etc. But for the song under discussion, Rafi sang for him. The reason is that by 1953, Asit Baran’s voice had somewhat deteriorated. In the film ‘Suhaag Sindoor’ (1953), songs sung by Shailesh Mukherjee may have been picturised on Asit Baran who was the lead actor in the film.

Enjoy this lesser known Rafi song.

Video link:

Song-Kehti hai mujhko duniya deewaana nashe mein hai (Khelaghar)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

kehti hai mujhko duniya
deewaana nashe mein hai
ha ha ha
wah
nashe mein hai
meri nazar se dekho
zamaana nashe mein ha….i
kehti hai mujhko duniya
deewaana nashe mein hai
meri nazar se dekho
zamaana nashe mein hai
hic
nashe mein hai

bhookha koi gareeb jab
raahon mein gir pada
bhookha koi gareeb jab
raahon mein gir pada
duniya ne ye kaha ke
uthhaana nashe mein hai
kehti hai mujhko duniya
deewaana nashe mein hai
meri nazar se dekho
zamaana nashe mein hai

ik jaam aur de de
ho saaqi tera bhala
de de saaqi kya kami hai
ik jaam aur de de
ho saaqi tera bhala
aakhir tera deewaana hai
maana nashe mein hai
kehti hai mujhko duniya
deewaana nashe mein hai
meri nazar se dekho
zamaana nashe mein hai
hic
nashe mein…..


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

Blog Day : 4220 Post No. : 15422

Today 6th Feb 2020 is one hundred and fifth birth anniversary of Ramchandra Narayan Dwivedi (06.02.1915-11.12.1998), popularly known to all of as ‘Kavi Pradeep’.

Kavi Pradeep was a great poet and lyricist admired by the whole film industry in India. And as a singer too. Though he has sung very few songs, he has left an indelible mark in the history of Indian movies.

He has penned over five hundred songs as a lyricist and as per statistics on the blog so far 181 out of 531 of his lyrics have been posted on the blog. So, one can understand we still have a long way to go to bring all his lyrics here on the blog. (I think finding all the songs (audio/video) may be difficult now).

As a tribute to him today we have a song penned by him for the 1952 movie ‘Kaafilaa’.

This movie had two songs written by Kavi Pradeep and the today’s song in fact was noted five years back but it was lying pending. (The audio links that were available then have also become obsolete now. However, luckily, I was able to find other links to this song).

‘Kaafila-1952’ was directed by Arvind Sen for Munshi Productions, Bombay. It was produced by S.H. Munshi.

It had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Motilal, Ranjan, Sunalini Devi, Nazeer Hussain, Amita, Bhagwan Ji, Mona, Krishnakant, Shakti, Mumtaz, D.S. Panchotiya, Samar Chatterjee, Parvatibai, Sachin Ghosh, A. Sharma, Munshi Khanzar, Anand Prabhu and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.05.1952.

This movie had total eight songs written by Vrajendra Gaur (five songs), Kavi Pradeep (two songs) and Moti. B.A. (one song).
Music for this film was composed by two music directors viz. Husnlal-Bhagatram (six songs) and Bhola Shreshtha (two songs, (both songs penned by Kavi Pradeep).

The voices of Geeta Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Talat Mahmood and Zohrabai Ambalewali were used in the songs of this movie.

So far five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog as per following;

SNo Song Title Posted on
01 Chori chori dil mein samaya… 14.11.2010
02 Lehron se poochh lo 19.06.2011
03 Wo meri taraf yoon chale aa rahe hain 13.10.2011
04 Aansoo ab tum kabhi na behna 12.12.2013
05 Khushiyon ki bahaaren laut gayin … 02.05.2018

Today’s song is the sixth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. And the first song of Kavi Pradeep for this movie.
This song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Shamshad Begum and this is the only song sung by them in this movie.

As mentioned above the song is written by Kavi Pradeep and music is composed by Bhola Shreshtha.

Let us now enjoy this ‘nok-jhonk’ song where the ‘nar’ and the ‘naari’ are fighting for ‘kiska paldaa bhaari’ …


Song-Is duniya mein kaun bada hai (Kaafila)(1952) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Bhola Shreshtha
Female chorus
Male chorus
Unidentified voice

Lyrics

Is duniya mein ae kaun badaa hai ae
Kaho Purush ya Naari ee

Ae ji soch samajh kar r r bolo re chaturjan n n
Kiska aa pallaa bhaari ee

Is duniya mein kaun badaa hai
Kaho Purush ya Naari ee ee
Soch samajh kar bolo chaturjan
Kiska pallaa bhaari
Ho kiska pallaa bhaari ee ho

Ho o o o
Is sansaar mein hain do praani

Jiyo raani
Ho jiyo jiyo raani

Is sansaar mein hain do praani
Ik purush ik naari ee
Tumhi faislaa kardo re panchon
Kiska paldaa bhaari ho
Kiska paldaa bhaari ee ho o

Ho o o o o
Kaliyug mein hi nahin
Kaliyug mein hi nahin
Suno ji satyug dwaapr aur tretaa aa aa
Sabhi yugon mein maanaa gaya hai
Purush vishwa ka netaa
Ae ji kal parson ki baat nahin
Is baat ko barson beete ae ae
Bade bade sangraam jagat ke
Mardon ne hi jeete
Ae ji kahaan Purush balwaan
Kahaan komal naari sukumaari ee
Soch samajh kar bolo chaturjan
Kiska pallaa bhaari ee
Ho kiska pallaa bhaari ee

Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari ee
Ho jiyo

Ho o o o
Is dharti par chham chham karti
Jo na naari aati
Kaun marad ke dil ke bheetar
Dil ka dard utthaati
Ho meethhaa dard utthaati
Naa ham rakhti ee
Naa ham rakhti fauj na paltan
Naa banduk
Naa dandaa
Phir bhi karodon gharon par dekho
Gadaa hamaara jhandaa
Ae ji ham wo hain jinki ungli par
Naache duniya saari ee ee
Tumhi faislaa kardo re panchon
Kiska paldaa bhaari ho
Kiska paldaa bhaari ee ho o

Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari ee
Ho jiyo

Ae ji ho o o
Naari ko dabbu logon ne
Suno re bhaayiyon
Suno
Naari ko dabbu logon ne
Izzat de di sasti
Warna ham mardon ke saamne
Aurat ki kya hasti
He ji aurat to hai ek bandariyaa
Fakat qasar hai doom ki ee ee
Zaraa pyaar se karo ishaara
Phauran leti thumki
Ae ji iska hamaara kya muqaabla
Ye ablaa bechaari ee
Soch samajh kar bolo chaturjan
Kiska pallaa bhaari ee
Ho kiska pallaa bhaari ee

Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari ee
Ho jiyo

Khabardaar jo hamko kahaa hai
Aaj kisi ne ablaa aa
Are ham bigde to
Tum mardon ke sar pe bajaa de
Tablaa aa
Ae ji tum kya bade bade
Rishiyon ne ae ae
Tum kya bade bade
Rishiyon ne ae ae
Naak yahaan par ragdi
Are shahanshaahon tak ne
hamaare paaon pe rakh di pagdi
Ae ji jhuke hamaare aage kitne
Pandit aur pujaari ee
Tumhi faislaa kardo re panchon
Kiska paldaa bhaari ho
Kiska paldaa bhaari ee ho o

Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari ee
Ho jiyo

Band karo o o
Band karo ho o
Ho o o o

Waah
Waah

Band karo ye nokjhonk
Ab chhodo ye maara maari
Are nahin badappan
Kisi ek ke baap ki thhekedaari
Ee ee

Are waah re buddhe
Waah waah

Ae ji nar naari ka mel jol
Jeewan mein bahot zaroori ee
Ek doosre ki donon
Karte hain zaroorat puri
Donon mein ho pyaar
Raamji
Donon mein ho pyaar
Tabhi chal sakti duniyaadaari ee ee
Yahi hamaara panch faislaa
Sun lo sab nar naari ho
Sun lo sab nar naari ee ho o o

Balihaari
Balihaari

Balihaari
Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari ee
Balihaari

Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari
Balihaari

Balihaari

Balihaari

Balihaari

Balihaari

Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari

Balihaari
Balihaari
Jaun main balihaari
Ho tere pe balihaari

Balihaari
Balihaari
Balihaari

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इस दुनिया में ए कौन बड़ा है ए
कहो पुरुष या नारी ई
ए जी सोच समझ कर `र `र बोलो रे चतुरजन `न`न
किसका पलड़ा भारी ई
इस दुनिया में ए कौन बड़ा है
कहो पुरुष या नारी ई ई
सोच समझ कर
बोलो चतुरजन
किसका पलड़ा भारी
हो किसका पलड़ा भारी ई हो
हो ओ ओ ओ
इस संसार में हैं दो प्राणी
जियो रानी
हो जियो जियो रानी
इस संसार में हैं दो प्राणी
इक पुरुष इक नारी ई
तुम्ही फैसला करदो रे पंचों
किसका पलड़ा भारी हो
हो किसका पलड़ा भारी ई हो
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कलियुग में ही नहीं
कलियुग में ही नहीं
सुनो जी सत्युंग द्वापर और त्रेता आ आ
सभी युगों में माना गया है
पुरुष विश्व का नेता
ए जी कल परसों कि बात नहीं
इस बात को बरसों बीते ए ए
बड़े बड़े संग्राम जगत के
मर्दों ने ही जीते
ए जी कहाँ पुरुष बलवान
कहाँ कोमल नारी सुकुमारी ई
सोच समझ कर बोलो चतुरजन
किसका पलड़ा भारी ई
हो किसका पलड़ा भारी ई
बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी ई
हो जियो
हो ओ ओ ओ
इस धरती पर छम छम करती
जो ना नारी आती
कौन मर्द के दिल के भीतर
दिल का दर्द उठाती
हो मीठा दर्द उठाती
ना हम रखती ई
ना हम रखती फ़ौज न पलटन
ना बन्दूक
ना डंडा
फिर भी करोड़ों घरों पर देखो
गाडा हमारा झंडा
ए जी हम वो हैं जिनकी ऊँगली पर
नाचे दुनिया सारी ई ई
तुम्ही फैसला करदो रे पंचों
किसका पलड़ा भारी हो
किसका पलड़ा भारी ई हो ओ
बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी ई
हो जियो
ए जी हो ओ ओ
नारी को दब्बू लोगों ने
सुनो रे भाईयों
सुनो
नारी को दब्बू लोगों ने
इज्ज़त दे दी सस्ती
वरना हम मर्दों के सामने
औरत कि क्या हस्ती
हे जी औरत तो है एक बंदरिया
फकत कसर है दूम कि ई ई
ज़रा प्यार से करो इशारा
फौरन लेती ठुमकी
ए जी इसका हमारा क्या मुकाबला
ये अबला बेचारी ई
सोच समझ कर बोलो चतुरजन
किसका पलड़ा भारी ई
हो किसका पलड़ा भारी ई
बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी ई
हो जियो
ख़बरदार जो हमको कहा है
आज किसी ने अबला आ
अरे हम बिगड़े तो
तुम मर्दों के सर पे बजा दे
तबला आ
ए जी तुम क्या बड़े बड़े
ऋषियों ने ए ए
तुम क्या बड़े बड़े
ऋषियों ने ए ए
नाक हयान पर रगड़ी
अरे शाहंशाहों तक ने
हमारे पाओं पे रख दी पगड़ी
ए जी झुके हमारे आगे कितने
पंडित और पुजारी ई
तुम्ही फैसला करदो रे पंचों
किसका पलड़ा भारी हो
किसका पलड़ा भारी ई हो ओ
बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी ई
हो जियो
बंद करो ओ ओ
बंद करो हो ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ
वाह
वाह
बंद करो ये नोकझोंक
अब छोडो ये मारा मारी
अरे नहीं बड़प्पन
किसी एक के बाप कि ठेकेदारी
ई ई
अरे वाह रे बुड्ढे
वाह वाह
ए जी नर नारी का मेल जोल
जीवन में बहोत ज़रूरी ई
एक दुसरे कि दोनों
करते हैं ज़रुरत पूरी
दोनों में हो प्यार
रामजी
दोनों में हो प्यार
तभी चल सकती दुनियादारी ई ई
यही हमारा पंच फैसला
सुन लो सब नर नारी हो
सुन लो सब नर नारी ई हो ओ ओ
बलिहारी
बलिहारी

बलिहारी
बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी ई
हो जियो

बलिहारी
जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी
बलिहारी

बलिहारी

बलिहारी

बलिहारी

बलिहारी

जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी
बलिहारी
बलिहारी

जाऊं मैं बलिहारी
हो तेरे पे बलिहारी

बलिहारी
बलिहारी
बलिहारी


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Blog Day : 4206 Post No. : 15396

Today 23rd January (2020) is the 123rd birth anniversary of one of the greatest ‘sons of this soil’, a great visionary, courageous and brave leader Subhash Chandra Bose.

On this occasion, today I am presenting a song from the ‘1966’ movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’.

If we look at the movies made on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, we have the following movies represented on the blog so far.

SNo Movie Year of the movie
01 Pehla Aadmi 1950
02 Netaji Subhashchandra Bose 1966
03 Subhash Chandra 1978
04 Bose- The forgotten hero 2004

Other films inspired by Subhash Bose and INA are,

  1. ’Samadhi’ (1950) was inspired from Indian National Army and it had couple of patriotic songs too).
  2. ‘Ami Subhash Bolchi’ (2011) (Bangla) – a film about a social movement in Bengal inspired by the vision of Subhash Bose (something akin to ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (2006)).
  3. ‘Raag Desh’ (2017) – a film about the famous Red Fort trials in which the leading soldiers of INA, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, were tried by the British Govt. for sedition and waging war against the British Empire. They were sentenced to deportation for life, but the public outcry in favor of these soldiers was so great that the British were forced to release all the defendants. The protest slogan of ‘Sehgal-Dhillon-Shah Nawaz’ became very popular amongst the masses.
  4. ‘Gumnaami’ (2019) – a film based on the Mukherjee Commission Hearings during 1999 to 2005, which investigated the question whether Subhash Bose had died in a plane crash in Taiwan (in 1946).

*(I would request our knowledgeable readers to correct and suggest if  there are any other movies that may have been missed above).

‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ was directed by Hemen Gupta for ‘Adarshlok, Bombay’.

The cast of this movie included Abhi Bhattacharya, Jaimala, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, Maxworth, Padma Devi, Niranjan Sharma, N.R. Madholkar, Leela Mishra, Rajeshwar Dayal, Sudarshan Sethi, Mouni Chatterjee, Kant Kumar, Paresh Kumar, Munshi Niyamatulla, Kishan Raj, Mohan Kaul, Jaisingh, Sawant, Kamal Kapoor, Moore, Vulga, Supariwala, Panna Kapoor, Harry, Pears and Kelli.

This movie had five songs penned by Kavi Pradeep and composed to music by Salil Chaudhary. Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Savita Bannerjee, Hemant Kumar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier. Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. As per HFGK this song is sung by Mohd Rafi, Hemant Kumar and chorus.

As mentioned above lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep and music is by Salil Chaudhary.

Let us listen to this song and pay our tributes and salute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his contribution in the freedom struggle of India.


Song-Dushmanon Saavdhaan (Netaji Subhashchandra Bose)(1966) Singers-Rafi, Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Rafi + Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan
chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara hindustaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara Hindustaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

jaa chukaa hai waqt
dagaabaaz tumhaara
ab na rahega
ye takht-o-taaj tumhaara
jaa chukaa hai waqt
dagaabaaz tumhaara
ab na rahega
ye takht-o-taaj tumhaara
dhool mein mil jaayega
ye raaj tumhaara
maut se muqaabla hai
aaj tumhaara
tumpe ham m m
tumpe ham girenge
vajr ke samaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

jhanjhanaa rahaa suno
akaash zaalimon
hoga ab tumhaara sarvnaash
zaalimon
jhanjhanaa rahaa suno
akaash zaalimon
hoga ab tumhaara sarvnaash
zaalimon
denge ham bichhaa
tumhaari laash zaalimon
kaal ban ke aaya hai
subhash zaalimon
ham chaley ae
ham chaley
hatheliyon pe leke jaan

dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan
chal pade hai aaj
hind ke jawaan
sar pe baandh kar kafan
seena taan
chhod do
chhod do
chhod do o o
paapiyon hamaara Hindustaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

o ho o o o o
o ho o o o o
o ho o o o o
o ho o o o o

——————————————

(lines* not included in above song)

ham ladenge tumse
jab talak hai dam mein dam
hamko apni pyaari Janmabhoomi ki qasam
ab nahin rukenge
ye badhte huye qadam
mar kar bhi kar jaayenge
aazaad Hind ham
mar kar bhi rakhenge
ham watan ki shaan
dushmanon
saavdhaan
shatruon
saavdhan

(*as mentioned in the complete lyrics of Kavi Pradeep in the book ‘Kavi Pradeep Ka Hindi Sahitya Mein Avdaan’ by Dr. Dinesh Chandra Awasthi)
—————————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
—————————————————–
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान
चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

जा चुका है वक़्त
दगाबाज़ तुम्हारा
अब न रहेगा
ये तख़्त ओ ताज तुम्हारा
जा चुका है वक़्त
दगाबाज़ तुम्हारा
अब न रहेगा
ये तख़्त ओ ताज तुम्हारा
धुल में मिल जाएगा
ये राज तुम्हारा
मौत से मुकाबला है
आज तुम्हारा
तुमपे हम म म
तुमपे हम गिरेंगे
वज्र के सामान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

झनझना रहा सुनो
आकाश जालिमों
होगा अब तुम्हारा सर्वनाश
जालिमों
झनझना रहा सुनो
आकाश जालिमों
होगा अब तुम्हारा सर्वनाश
जालिमों
देंगे हम बिछा
तुम्हारी लाश जालिमों
काल बन के आया है
सुभाष जालिमों
हम चले ए
हम चले
हथेलियों पे लेके जान

दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

चल पड़े है आज
हिन्द के जवान
सर पे बाँध कर कफ़न
सीना तान
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो
छोड़ दो ओ ओ
पापियों हमारा हिंदुस्तान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान

ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ ओ ओ

(*पंक्तियाँ जो कवि प्रदीप के गीत में है और शायद यहाँ फिल्म में या रिकॉर्डिंग में शामिल नहीं की गयी)

हम लड़ेंगे तुमसे
जब तलक है दम में दम
हमको अपनी प्यारी जन्मभूमि कि क़सम
अब नहीं रुकेंगे
ये बढ़ते हुए क़दम
मर कर भी कर जायेंगे
आज़ाद हिन्द हम
मर कर भी रखेंगे
हम वतन की शान
दुश्मनों
सावधान
शत्रुओं
सावधान


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