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“Nartaki”(1963) was directed by Nitin Bose for Film Bharti, Bombay. The “social” movie had Sunil Dutt, Nanda, Om Prakash, Nana Palsikar, Agha, Preetibala, Chandrima Bhaduri, Polson, Moni Chatterji, Aruna Irani etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it. Three of them have ben covered (long ago).

Here is the fourth song from “Nartaki”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Nanda. The mujra performer in Hindi movies typically looks quite upset and unhappy with her badkismati, but here Nanda appears uncharacteristically joyous and happy while giving this performance. So here is a case where someone is giving her best in her job even if she may not like it. That is professionalism and devotion to duty. 🙂


Singer-Zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar (Nartaki)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
har haqeeqat aaj ik afsaana hai
muskuraa kar dil ki har ik chot par
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
jhoom lo dam bhar nashe mein pyaar ke
har gham e duniya se hoke bekhabar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.

On this occasion, today we will listen to this beautiful prayer song from the 1974 movie ‘Mehmaan’ penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. The film was directed by KP Atma for Shatrujit Films, Bombay, and was produced by Shatrujit Paul. It had Biswajeet, Rekha, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tarun Bose, Sulochana, Mukri, Bhalla, Lata Sinha, Azad, Gopal Sehgal, Indira Bansal, Mona, Brahm Bharadwaj, Helen, Pratima Devi, Thakurdas, and new discovery Joginder. Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Shatrujit Paul. Its dialogues were written by Rahi Masoom Raza. Editing for this movie was done by Shivaji Avdhoot. The movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.02.1974.

The movie had total six songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi, and composed by Ravi. So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog here – Meri Chaahat Rahegi Hamesha Jawaan and Uff Ye Jawaani Ye Adaa. Asha Bhonsle, Deedar Singh Pardesi, Mahendra Kapoor, Meenu Puroshottam and Mohd Rafi gave their voices to the songs in this movie. Today’s song is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog, and it is sung by Deedar Singh Pardesi, Meenu Puroshottam and Mahendra Kapoor.

In one of my earlier post on the blog here I have discussed in detail about and listed some of the famous and immortal ‘bhajans’ written by Sahir Ludhianvi for Hindi movies. I have also mentioned in the same post that for me Sahir was a ‘truly secular’ individual apart from a humanitarian and motivational philosopher. Why I am insisting this here again can well be understood from the following lines in today’s song and how relevant they fit into in our prevailing socio-political condition,

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai

For that matter the following lines from the song “Hum Ne Suna Tha Ik Hai Bharat” also speaks a lot about ‘karm’ (our deeds) and who else other than Sahir can come up with such straight forward hard-hitting words.

kuchh insaan brahman kyun hain
kuchh insaan harijan kyun hain
ek ki itni izzat kyun hai
ek ki itni zillat kyun hai
dhan aur gyaan ko
taaqat walon ne apni jaageer kahaa
mehnat aur ghulaami ko
kamzoron ki taqdeer kahaa
insaanon ka yeh batwaara
vehshat aur jahaalat hai

jo nafrat ki shiksha de
wo dharma nahin hai la’anat hai
janam se koyi neech nahin hai
janam se koyi mahaan nahin
karam se badh kar kisi manushya ki
koyi bhi pehchaan nahin

This song with its link was in circulation on social media and people who might not have been aware of this song earlier or may be some people who found it worthy shared it with a surprise – “Where was this song all this while…”, with a request that – “The minimum we can do is spread the message of love and harmony amongst our countrymen. Hope the message through this beautiful song enrich our hearts and souls…”

Much more has already been written about Sahir Ludhianvi and a lot more will surely be there in future. As I said above, this good work, this discussion about his poetry and his thoughts for the humanity, will live on and on. . .

Coming to the song being posted today. From the video uploaded recently, we can identify Abhi Bhattacharya, Vishwajit, Sulochana, Rekha, Manmohan Krishna, Mukri and others in the picturization of this song. I have not watched this movie and for those interested to watch it, it is now available on YT and from some of the comments on this link about the movie I can guess that the movie was not liked by many.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song – Ram Rahim Krishn Kareem


Song – Ram Raheem Krishn Kareem, Yeshu Masih Aur Ibrahim (Mehmaan) (1974) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Minu Purushottam, Deedar Singh, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravi
Minu Purushottam + Deedar Singh
Meenu Purushottam + Mahendra Kapoor
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
All Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa aaaa

aaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaaa

o o o o o o
o o o

ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
raam rahim
krishn kareem

om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om
om
hari om

kaashi kaabe
mathura makke
ek hi noor samaayaa
kisi ne sajdaa kiyaa use
aur kisine sis nawaayaa
koney koney bhatak chukey tab
hum ne bhed ye paaya
hum ne bhed ye paaya
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

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

bhale karam kar duniyaa mein
ye karam hai nek kamaai
in karmon mein chhupi hai
saare dharmon ki sachchaai
jisne achhe karam kiye
har dharm ki laaj nibhaai
dharm ki laaj nibhaai
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

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

ishwar se allaah alag
allaah se ishwar judaa nahin
ye mat soch tere karmon ka
us maalik ko pataa nahin
sau pardon mein paap kare tu
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
phir bhi us se chhupa nahin
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem
yeshu masih aur ibrahim
sabki hai ik hi taaleem
ram rahim
krishn kareem

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o o o o o
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम
ओम
हरी ओम

काशी काबे
मथुरा मक्के
एक ही नूर समाया
किसी ने सजदा किया उसे
और किसीने सीस नवाया
कोने कोने भटक चुके तब
हमने भेद ये पाया
हमने भेद ये पाया
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ आ आ

भले करम कर दुनिया में
ये करम है नेक कमाई
इन कर्मों में छुपी है
सारे धर्मों कि सच्चाई
जिसने अच्छे करम किये
हर धर्म कि लाज निभाई
धर्म कि लाज निभाई
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ
आ आ

इश्वर से अल्लाह अलग
अल्लाह से इश्वर जुदा नहीं
ये मत सोच तेरे कर्मों का
उस मालिक को पता नहीं
सौ पर्दों में पाप करे तू
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
फिर भी उस से छुपा नहीं
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम
यसु मसीह और इब्राहीम
सब कि है इक ही तालीम
राम रहीम
कृष्ण करीम

आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ



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

The 25th of October is an important date for Hindi film music lovers. In fact, not just for them but for lovers of Urdu poetry too. For it is the anniversary of passing away of one of the industry’s foremost lyricists, Sahir Ludhianvi, who was highly regarded not just for lyrics but also for his poetry. In fact it was his poetry that brought him recognition early on – he just extended it to the film industry.

I’ve written about Sahir on multiple occasions here – both on his birth anniversary, and on his death anniversary. Those who know me here are aware that Sahir has a very special place in my heart. Much as for Rafisaab, Sahir’s anniversaries (birth and death) are dates that I always remember.

There’s absolutely no doubt that Sahir was a giant amongst lyricists in the Hindi film industry. This is not to belittle the contributions of many other illustrious lyricists, but whenever there is reference to lyricist legends of the past, Sahir’s name almost always figures amongst the first few names one thinks of. Sure there were other legends too – names of Shailendra, Shakeel, Majrooh, Kaifi Azmi come readily to mind – but Sahir is right up there too in any list. Or maybe I am biased. 🙂

The industry itself is not known to particularly pamper lyricists. Ask any average music lover of a song what he remembers most about it. He will most probably remember the actor(s) on whom it is picturized, he is likely to remember the composer – but the lyricist? He will most probably guess it, depending on the composer, but it is not something that has the same recall as an actor or composer. This is unfortunate because a lyricist can weave magic through his words – which the composer can then set to a tune, picturized on an actor. They are all part of the team – and the lyricist deserves as much to be in the limelight as anyone else.

At least Sahir thought so too. It was only on his insistence that All India Radio even began announcing the lyricist’s name when it played songs on radio. Till then the lyricist’s name wasn’t even mentioned in the credits. This is just as well because songs written by Sahir, with absolutely no disrespect to the composer, were magical in large part due to their lyrics. The lyrics always stood out – and you would find yourself paying far more attention to them, than you’d probably do for other songs. It didn’t matter what type of song it was, happy or sad – if it was written by Sahir, you could be assured of poetry, even if sometimes, dumb’ed down for a film audience.

I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat it here – I wasn’t even aware of what a great lyricist and poet Sahir was till I read his obituary in the Illustrated Weekly of India in 1980 when he passed away. Till then, I did know of him as a lyricist – I’d seen several films with his name in the credits. But I had no idea of his body of work. It was only when I read that obit – and it listed some of his songs – that I went totally “Wow!”. There were many songs which were very famous and among my favourites – but I had no clue they were Sahir’s. I knew the ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’ songs were written by him – but I didn’t realise, for example, that ‘Sadhna’, ‘Phir Subah Hogi’, ‘Hum Dono’, ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ and ‘Chitralekha’ songs were also written by him. And many more, of course. It was only then that I realized what a colossus he had been.

While reading that obit, I got just a glimpse into the life of Sahir. Later I would read much more – and my respect for him would grow everytime I read about him. It was clear to me that the fire in his belly found its release in his writing. And how!

It is only when you are SO passionate about something that you can write with such depth and fervour about it. Sahir’s view of the world and society around him, often cynical, almost always found its way into his poetry. And yet, he could write positive, uplifting lines that energize you! For every cynical “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Saara Jahaan Hamaara“, he also wrote “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi“, “Ghamon Ka Daur Bhi Aaye To Muskuraa Ke Jiyo” and “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se, Muskuraao To Koi Baat Baney“.

Where Sahir could write critiques about society at large, coming across as a bitter man, he could also write soft, romantic lines that could woo anyone – “Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar, Ke Dil Abhi Bhara Nahin” is one of my absolute favourites, as is “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par Shaam Ka Baseraa Hai“.

Sahir wrote about communal harmony – “Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega, Insaan Ki Aulaad Hai Insaan Banega“, he wrote about women and their treatment by men “Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”, he bemoaned the futility of war “Khuda e Bartar Teri Zameen Par, Zameen Pke Khaatir Ye Jung Kyon Hai”, he wrote on rights of labour “”Jaagega Insaan Zamaana Dekhega”. Later in his career, probably somewhat disillusioned, he wrote about the ephemeral nature of fame “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Each one of these songs – and many more – has soul. I don’t know how else to express this. There are songs that are a filler in a film, to make it of a desirable length. And there are songs with soul. Sahir’s songs, more often than not, have a soul – there is a depth, or a message, or an emotion in them that tugs at your heart strings. Even a light romantic song would ensure that you were enthralled in its poetry. For example, the song “Ye Parbaton Ke Daaere Ye Shaam Ka Dhuaan“. You are already transported into a different world. And then it goes on to project further – “Zara Si Zulf Khol Do, Fiza Mein Itar Ghol Do, Nazar Jo Baat Keh Chuki, Wo Baat Munh Se Bol Do”. Now how beautiful and romantic is that!

Or just take “Tujhe Chaand Ke Bahaane Dekhoon, Tu Chhat Par Aaja Goriye”. Another romantic song, moulded in a folk tune, I absolutely love!

So much for his brilliant poetry and songs. For me personally, beyond all this, was Sahir the person. He might have been temperamental, he might have had his moods and ego clashes – but for me, from all that I’ve read about him, he was a genuine person. He loved whatever he did, with a passion. And he abhorred whatever he did, with a passion too. He had strong likes and dislikes, he had strong beliefs. And he didn’t believe in pretending to be someone he was not. He also didn’t believe in political correctness, he’d call a spade a spade. Which might be one reason he probably didn’t have too many friends – but the ones he did have, swore by him.

Another aspect of Sahir was his closeness to his mother. Right from his childhood, when in the court of law he preferred to be with his mother than with his far wealthy father, Sahir was extremely close to his mother. In fact, there are a fair number of songs written by him, which are about a child and his/her parent (usually mother). From the top of my mind right now, I remember “Tu Mere Pyar Ka Phool Hai, Ki Meri Bhool Hai” from ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), the very poignant (and a song that deserves to be much better-known) “Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon” from ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963) and “Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne” from ‘Trishul’ (1978).  But I am sure there are others too.

In fact, today’s song too is related to the child-parent relationship. The song is from the 1970 film ‘Samaj Ko Badal Daalo’. This is a film I remember seeing in my childhood – it surprised me because, for the first time, I saw a film where the hero (Parikshit Sahni) is killed midway through the film – and the film goes on. I happened to see the film again sometime ago – and it turned out to be very depressing fare. A very realistic film in that it shows the depth of despair from poverty – but am not sure people want to see this when they buy a ticket in a theatre. Usually they want to escape from the reality of poverty around them. I have no idea how the film did at the box-office, maybe someone can shed light on this. It was a remake of a Telugu film (which itself was a remake of a Malayalam film), so it is quite likely that the earlier films were successful. But then regional cinema often is far starker and real than Hindi films, and often liked for precisely this quality.

The song is “Taaron Ki Chhaon Mein”. There are two versions – a happy and a sad version. In the happy version, Sharada (known for her Telugu films) and Parikshit Sahni (then still called Ajay Sahni) are enjoying time with their little baby. In the sad version, Sharada is crying, remembering the good times. Very briefly, what has happened in between is – Parikshit Sahni, a righteous worker in a factory, and leading a strike on behalf of other workers, has been killed. As a result, the family has come upon hard times – and everyone turns their back on Sharada. Even those on behalf of whom Parikshit Sahni was fighting. Things go from bad to worse – to the extent that finally she is driven to such despair that she ends up killing her own children. If this isn’t dire, I don’t know what is.

Anyway, let me not spoil your mood any further. Just sit back and listen to this song by Sahir. And let’s also thank him for the very rich legacy of songs and poetry that he has left us with.

[Happy Version]

[Sad Version]

Song – Taaron Ki Chhaon Mein, Sapnon Ke Gaon Mein (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Ravi
Lata + Rafi

Lyrics

(Happy Version)
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmm
hmmm mmmm mmmm mmm

aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaa aaa

taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
so jao chain se
is kaali rain se
aage jo desh hai suhaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

gagan taley pawan chale
thandi suhaani
dheemi dheemi leye mein kahe meethi kahaani
aayi re
aayi re
aayi hindoley le ke nindiya ki raani
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

bhanven teri pitaa jaisi
maa jaisi akhiyaan

gazab karen jiya haren
bholi kanakhiyaan

aayin re
aayin re
aayin hai lene tumhe phoolon ki sakhiyaan
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

aayi re
aayi re

aayi re chanda ke rath ki sawaari
so jao
so jao
so jao
so jao
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

(Sad Version)
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai
so jao chain se
is kaali rain se
aage jo desh hai suhaana hai
taaron ki chhaon mein
sapnon ke gaon mein

pariyon ke sang tumhe jaana hai

khili rahe saji rahe
yun hi ye kyaari

hansi khushi jiyo sabhi
maa tum pe vaari

aayi re
aayi re

aayi re chanda ke rath ki sawaari
so jao, so jao
so jao, so jao
so jao, so ja. . .

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(हर्ष)
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

आss आsss आsss आss
आssss आss आss

तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
सो जाओ चैन से
इस काली रैन से
आगे जो देश है सुहाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
पारियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

गगन तले पवन चले
ठंडी सुहानी
धीमी धीमी लय में कहे मीठी कहानी
आई रे
आई रे
आई हिंडोले ले के नींदिया की रानी
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

भवें तेरी पिता जैसी
माँ जैसी अखियाँ
गजब करें
जिया हरें
भोली कनखियाँ
आईं रे
आईं रे
आईं हैं लेने तुम्हें फूलों की सखियाँ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है

खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
आई रे
आई रे
आई चंदा के रथ की सवारी
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
सो जाओ
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम
हम्मम मम्मम मम्मम

[विषाद]
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
सो जाओ चैन से
इस काली रैन से
आगे जो देश है सुहाना है
तारों की छाँव में
सपनों के गाँव में
परियों के संग तुम्हें जाना है
खिली रहे सजी रहे
यूं ही ये क्यारी
हंसी खुशी जियो यूं ही
माँ तुम पे वारी
आई रे
आई रे
आई चंदा के रथ की सवारी
सो जाओ सो जाओ
सो जाओ सो जाओ
सो जाओ सो जा॰ ॰ ॰


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“Ayodhyapati”(1956) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by S Fattelal for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie had Usha Kiran, Abhi Bhattacharya, Achla Sachdev, Manorama, Rajkumar, Anant Kumar, Balraj Mehta, Ratnamala, Kanchanmala, Rajan Haksar, Gadadhar Sharma, Dar Kashmiri (Jeevan), Amrit Rana, Heera, Nalini, Bhalerao, Dabboo, Roshan Kumari, Kiran, Baby Asha Parekh etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Ayodhyapati”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This is the only song in the movie that is sung by Geeta Dutt. Asha Bhonsle was the maile female playbak singer of the movie with her voice featuring in five songs, followed by Sudha Malhotra in two songs.

Only the audio of this song is available. So it is difficult to guess about the picturisation of the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Ayodhyapati”(1956) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Main janam janam ki daasi re (Ayodhyapati)(1956) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

aa ha ha ha ha
hmm hmm hmm
o o o o
o o o o

main janam janam ki daasi re
baar baar darshan paakar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi
main janam janam ki daasi re
baar baar darshan paakar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi

saanwariya ne aaj laaj ka ghoonghat khola
saanwariya ne aaj laaj ka ghoonghat khola
man matwaala jhoom ke bhi kuchh na bola
kitne bhole bhaale hain
mere jeevan dhan avinaashi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi
main janam janam ki daasi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi

bagiya mein papeeha bole
mere man mein prem ras ghole
ek jhalak dikhla kar prabhu ne
kar di door udaasi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi
main janam janam ki daasi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi

sapnon ki kaliyaan chunkar goothhi varmaala
sapnon ki kaliyaan chun kar goonthhi varmaala
preetam ne aa kar mere man mein kiya ujaala
rom rom mein rame huye hain mere nain nivaasi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi
main janam janam ki daasi re
baar baar darshan paa kar bhi
rahoon daras ki pyaasi


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

Today we pay tribute here on the blog to Mahendra Kapoor, one of the well-known voices of the golden era of Hindi music, on the occasion of his 9th death anniversary. There are many ways to start this tribute but, instead of “getting my eye in”, let me, Sehwag-style, straightaway go for it. By “it”, I mean the elephant in the room.

That is, why are there so many people who dislike Mahendra Kapoor’s voice? On many occasions when I’ve discussed music with other music-lovers, there have been varying opinions on Rafisaab, Kishore, Shankar Jaikishen, RD Burman and others. Most of these artistes are much-admired but there has  been the occasional detractor too. This makes for interesting debate for me, because I like to understand the rationale behind the minority contrarian view.

With Mahendra Kapoor, it seems to be just the opposite. In fact, I probably find myself now holding the minority contrarian view on him, considering the majority view of music lovers seems to not rate him much. In fact, even amongst some Atulites, there is a certain scepticism about Mahendra Kapoor. So where does this come from? And if many, knowledgeable, music-lovers share this, can they all be wrong?

Even OP Nayyar in an interview late in his life said that he didn’t exactly rate Mahendra Kapoor as a singer.  And this, from someone, who used Mahendra Kapoor fairly extensively in the mid/late 60s after being upset with Rafisaab. In fact, MK had delivered quite a few hits for OP – songs like “Mera Pyaar Wo Hai“(from ‘Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi’, 1966), “Laakhon Hain Yahaan Dilwaale” and “Aankhon Mein Qayaamat Ke Kaajal” (from ‘Kismat’, 1968), “Andhere Mein Jo Baithe Hain” (from ‘Sambandh’, 1969), “Kamar Patli, Nazar Bijli“, “O Yaaron Ki Tamanna Hai Teri Zulfon Mein Fans Jaayen”  and “Tumhaara Chaahne Waala Khuda Ki Duniya Mein” (from ‘Kahin Din Kahin Raat’, 1968). All popular songs. In the interview, OPN made this comment in the context of missing Rafisaab, but I feel it was rather harsh on MK.

Yet, MK had a fairly successful career spanning five decades. Would that have happened if he had really not been of a certain standard?

My take on this is, each singer is different.  He has his own voice, style, range which makes him unique. This might endear him to others – or it might not, depending on the listener’s taste.  There are many who do not even like Mukesh’s singing. They consider him limited. And there are many who swear by him. So it is a matter of taste.

We could apply the same reasoning to MK too. He had his unique voice, style and range – which clearly did not appeal to some.  I think what made it much more difficult for him was the constant comparison with Rafisaab.  Invariably, it ended up making MK look like an imitator, the poor man’s Rafisaab – with the consequent aversion to his singing. In MK’s defence, this is not his fault. He was who he was, never claiming to be anywhere at the level of Rafisaab. He was very conscious of the fact that Rafisaab was in a different league altogether – MK considered him his guru. He can hardly be blamed if the composers wanted a Rafisaab clone and thought he could fit the bill.

I must mention here that when the two, MK and Rafisaab, did sing together in Aadmi (1968) for “Kaisi Haseen Aaj Bahaaron Ki Raat Hai”, MK totally held his ground. (This song was initially recorded as a Rafisaab-Talat duet, but in the film version, the playback pair was Rafisaab-MK).

And that is the point I am trying to make. I am no diehard MK fan – but I am not a critic either.  Like I’ve often said, I enjoy listening to various singers – and that includes MK. Every singer has sung excellent songs – and some not-so-good ones (at least in my humble opinion). MK is no exception. I’m no music expert, but I think the one thing that is most impressive about MK’s singing – and I hope even his critics will agree on this – was his high range. It is really astounding – he could hold his voice even at highest octaves, which even a singer of Rafisaab’s stature could not match. Just listen to “Chaand Chhupaa Aur Taare Doobey” from the 1958 film ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ and “Na Munh Chhupaa Ke Jiyo Aur Na Sar Jhukaa Ke Jiyo” from ‘Hamraaz’ in 1967, and you’ll know what I mean. Another song that comes to mind is “Ramchandra Kah Gaye Siya Se” (from ‘Gopi’, 1970). There are other songs too where this particular ability of MK was sought to be put to good use by the composers.

Talking about composers, it is hard to think of Mahendra Kapoor without thinking of Ravi. Now Ravi is another artiste who sometimes draws criticism from music lovers. But if anyone could get the most out of MK, it was certainly Ravi. Especially in BR Chopra films, the combination of Mahendra Kapoor and Ravi, with Sahir as lyricist, delivered hit after amazing hit. Songs of ‘Gumraah’ (1963) and ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), to name just two of these films, are hugely popular to this day. I used to have a cassette with songs of these two films (on the two sides) and would play it non-stop on long car journeys. To date, I can listen to the songs of these two films any number of times. Fast forward, and I would also like to mention “Dil Ki Ye Aarzoo Thi Koi Dilruba Miley” from ‘Nikaah’ (1982).

Another composer who used MK successfully is the Kalyanji Anandji duo. Manoj Kumar  often used Mahendra Kapoor as his voice, especially after the huge success of “Mere Desh Ki Dharti” (Upkaar). In fact, this is the first Mahendra Kapoor song that I remember listening to in my life. Other songs that come to mind are “Iktaara Boley” from Yaadgaar (1970), “Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada” and “Dulhan Chali O Pehan Chali” from ‘Purab Aur Paschim’ (also 1970), which were also hugely popular. In fact, except for the one Mukesh song in ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, Mahendra Kapoor was the main male playback in a film full of songs.

Manoj Kumar’s preference for Mahendra Kapoor, even in the 70s and later, when Kishore Kumar was the reigning voice, could be seen in ‘Roti Kapda Aur Makaan’ (1974) – “Aur Nahin Bas Aur Nahin” and ‘Kranti’ (1981) – “Ab Ke Baras Tujhe Dharti Ki Raani Kar Denge“. Both these films had Laxmikant-Pyarelal as composers, but Manoj Kumar preferred MK as his voice.

Apart from Hindi films, Mahendra Kapoor sang a number of songs for regional cinema. Younger generations (well, younger than those who were already familiar with MK from before the 80s) will probably remember him best for the TV serial, Mahabharat, produced by, who else but, BR Chopra.

So, whatever be anyone’s opinion of Mahendra Kapoor (and each person is entitled to his/her opinion), I will always be grateful to him for the songs of ‘Hamraaz’ and ‘Gumraah’.

Now, moving on to the song for today. This is from the film ‘Anmol Moti’ (1969), starring Jeetendra and Babita. After the phenomenal success of ‘Farz’ (1967), this was a popular pairing, especially after ‘Aulaad’ (1968) also did well. They also came together in ‘Bikhre Mot’ (1971), ‘Banphool’ (1971) and ‘Ek Haseena Do Deewaane’ (1972).

Anmol Moti (1969) is a film I remember seeing as a very young boy. In fact, I saw this film right after I saw ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1968), also starring Jeetendra. In that film, Jeetendra’s character dies at the end. So when I saw ‘Anmol Moti’, I was very confused. I remember asking my sisters how he had come back after dying. They had a jolly good laugh at my expense. 🙂

I haven’t seen this film recently but I do remember this being a film about pearl diving. It was also the first time I heard of an octopus in my life. I also remember a few songs from this film, the most famous song probably being”Ae Jaane Chaman Tera Gora Badan“. The song being posted today, “Sehmi Sehmi Kahaan Chali” was also quite popular in its time. So when I was looking for a song for Mahendra Kapoor, this one came to mind – and happened to still be available for posting. The music is by Ravi, the lyrics by Rajinder Krishan.

Enjoy this popular song from the radio listening days.


Song – Sehmi Sehmi Kahaan Chali (Anmol Moti) (1969) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
ho kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

haaye tera ye alhadpan
tauba tauba ye chitwan
aankhon mein shole naachen
zulfon mein khele saawan
haaye tera ye alhadpan
tauba tauba ye chitwan
aankhon mein shole naachen
zulfon mein khele saawan
ghir kar aa
baras bhi jaa
kab tak yunh tarsaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

nayi jawaani ki hulchul
jaise bin barsaa baadal
kehti hai har angdaayi
saath hamen bhi letee chal
nayi jawaani ki hulchul
jaise bin barsaa baadal
kehti hai har angdaayi
saath hamen bhi letee chal
aankh milaa
maan bhi jaa
kab tak haath na aayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein

o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
chhod ke dilwaalon ki gali
kab tak aankh churaayegi
kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
hoy kabhi na kabhi to phansegi mere jaal mein
o sehmi sehmi kahaan chali
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
हो कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

हाए तेरा ये अल्हड़पन
तौबा तौबा ये चितवन
आँखों में शोले नाचें
ज़ुल्फों में खेले सावन
हाए तेरा ये अल्हड़पन
तौबा तौबा ये चितवन
आँखों में शोले नाचें
ज़ुल्फों में खेले सावन
घिर कर आ
बरस भी जा
कब तक यूं ही तरसाएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

नई जवानी की हलचल
जैसे बिन बरसा बादल
कहती है हर अंगड़ाई
साथ हमें भी लेती चल
नई जवानी की हलचल
जैसे बिन बरसा बादल
कहती है हर अंगड़ाई
साथ हमें भी लेती चल
आँख मिला
मान भी जा
कब तक हाथ ना आएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में

ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली
छोड़ के दिलवालों की गली
कब तक आँख चुराएगी
कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
होए कभी ना कभी तो फसेगी मेरे जाल में
ओ सहमी सहमी कहाँ चली


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“China Town”(1962) was produced and directed by Shakti Samant for Shakti films, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen, Madan Puri, S N Bannerji, Mridula, Jeewankala, Gautam Mukherji, Kanu Roy, Shetty, Samson, Keshav, Khursheed, Tuntun, Rasheed Khan, Polson, F C Chang, Khatana, Fazal, Abdul, Lydia, Deendayal, Balaram, Ranjeet Sood, Shamsher Singh, Master aziz, Master Aslam, Aruna, Ram Reddy, Bina, Mauji Singh, B Bannerji, Bhattacharya, Minu, Mohan, Omi etc in it.
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“Gauri” (1968) was produced by Sivaji Ganeshan and directed by A Bhimsingh for Sivaji Films Production, Madras. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Rajendra Nath, Laxmi Chhaya, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Ashim Kumar, Shivraj, Randhir, Shyamlal, Umesh Sharma, Sheikh, Rajendra Dara, Om Prakash etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Aah, the Yippeee sound for today. The film is from 1962 – ‘Apna Banaa Ke Dekho’. And the song – and elusive and obscure entity that I had not heard before myself. As I waded through the possible candidates, searching for the song that would complete the itinerary for the particular film, my fingers paused as this 1962 film. I was under the impression that this film would already be Yippeee’d, given the familiarity level and the comparative availability of songs. As I checked the numbers, I myself was surprised – that after six songs having been posted for this film, there still was a seventh song waiting to be brought on.
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“Ghatna” (1974) was produced by Manu Karamchandani and directed by Mahesh Shandilya for Aradhana Films. The movie had Kiran Kumar, Priti, Anjali Kadam, Asit Sen,Satyen Kappu, Randhir,Jankidass, Ravi Menon, Radhakrishan, Murad, Danny Denzongpa, Shashi Kiran,,Acharya etc in it.
Read more on this topic…


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These days Sudhir Ji has taken up the responsibility of posting most of the articles. According to the new year resolution set for the blog in 2017, one of these posts must introduce a debutant movie whereas another post must go to the other extreme, viz cause a movie to achieve its YIPPEEhood.

As can be seen, one debutant movie- “Aangan”(1973) has already been discussed in the blog today. So it is the YIPPEE post of the day that is awaited so far.

I have noticed that Sudhir Ji has made preparations for a YIPPEE song for the day, but he is not yet logged in again. In case, he logs in and posts this YIPPEE post, the YIPPEE resolution for the year will continue to be fulfillled. But just in case Sudhir Ji gets preoccupied and is unable to post this article in time, I have kept another YIPPEE song ready for the day.
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