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Blog Day:

4326 Post No. : 15617

As a school going student, I was kept in strict discipline which meant going from home to school and back. No watching of movies. Even talking about movies and reading movie magazines were taboo. That did not prevent me from clandestinely reading movie magazines and books lying around the home that was apparently alright for elders to read.

It was in 1978, when I went to college and was allowed freedom as befitting a college goer. And I misused this freedom with abandon. I started watching movies left and right bunking college, as if making up for the lost time.

It was during this movie watching spree that I watched many old movies during their re runs. It included not only movies like “Sholay”(1975),”Deewaar”(1975), “Mera Gaaon Merra Desh”(1971) etc etc but also movies from earlier decades.

The movie halls where I watched most of these movies had names like Sujata, Sandhya, Vasundhara etc. But not all movie halls had feminine names. There was an old movie hall called Ratan Talkies. Closeby there was another movie hall called Rupashree which reputedly was the first movie hall of Bihar (which was opened way back in 1930s). Then there was Welfare cinema hall. These three cinema halls were closer to my residence than others. The farthest cinema hall was a “properly” named movie hall called Plaza. It was the kind of name that one found in big places like New Delhi. 🙂

It was in one matinee show in 1978 in Ratan Talkies that I watched “Kaajal”(1965). I did not have much clue about the movie. I found the movie boring in the beginning when I saw tragedy queen Meena Kumari and tragedy Kumar Raj Kumar in the movie. But then the songs began to appear one after the other. With every song, the reaction (mine as well as that of others) was, arre, this song is from this movie ! All iconic songs !

Since I had started my movie watching spree just recently, many actors were “new” for me. I watched Raj Kumar for the first time in this movie. Then there were many others whom I did not recognise at that time and regarded them as lesser actors. When I look back at the cast now, I realise that this movie had a galaxy of big names. The fact that it had Padmini, Mumtaz, Mehmood etc in it apart from the tragedy persons was lost on me. Then yesteryear legend Durga Khote was there too. Dharmendra was there whom I thankfully recognised, having seen him in a few movies earlier.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Nine of these songs have been covered in the past. When I look at the writeups of these songs, I realise that the writeups do not do justice to the songs. So I think we need to add some more contents and spice to these writeups. So I request our regulars to contribute their observations on these iconic songs.

Following songs from “Kaajal”(1965) have been covered in the blog so far.

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Tora man darpan kahlaaye(Kaajal)(1965) 818 27-Feb-2009
2 Choo lene do naazuk hothon ko(Kaajal)(1965) 828 2-Mar-2009
3 Ye zulf agar khulkar bikhar jaaye to achchaa (Kaajal) 1479 21-Jun-2009
4 Mere bhaiyya mere chandaa mere anmol ratan (Kaajal) 2837 24-Aug-2010
5 Aapke paas jo aayegaa pighal jaayegaa (Kaajal) 3588 2-Mar-2011
6 Samjhi thhi ye ghar mera hai (Kaajal) 7685 15-Mar-2013
7 Agar mujhe na milin tum (Kaajal) 8717 17-Sep-2013
8 Mehfil mein teri yoon hi rahe (Kaajal) 9367 28-Jan-2014
9 Muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila (Kaajal) 15429 27-Feb-2019

Here is the tenth song from “Kaajal”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This song is picturised as a “bhang” song on Mehmood and Mumtaz. Before I watched this song, I was not even aware that these two were in this movie.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Zara si aur pila do bhang (Kaajal)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

zaraa si aur pila do bhang
main aaya dekh ke aisa rang
ke dil mera dola aa
O hai ham bhola
zaraa si aur pila do bhang
main aaya dekh ke aisa rang
ke dil mera dola aa
O hai ham bhola aa
meri to akal huyi hai dang
ye kaisa badlaa tera dhang
ke tu tha bhola

o hai ham bhola aa
b b b b b drurrrrrr ha

mujhe samajh na tu bairaagi
maine aaj tapasya tyaagi ee
hmm hmm hmm hmm
aehe aehe
mujhe samajh na tu bairaagi
maine aaj tapasya tyaagi
tere roop ka jhatka khaa ke
meri soyi jawaani jaagi ee
meri soyi jawaani jaagi
ja hat jaa arey malang
kare kyun beech sabhi ke tang
ke tu tha bhola

o hai ham bhola aa
zaraa si aur pila do bhang
main aaya dekh ke aisa rang
ke dil mera dola
O hai ham bhola

(undeciphered words)
Tak dhum tak tak tak tum

Kyun thhaam ke dil ko tehle
Jo chot lagi hai sah le ae
Haay haay
Kyun thhaam ke dil ko tehle
Jo chot lagi hai sah le ae
Us baat pe ab zid kaisi
Jo baat na maani pehle
Jo baat na maani pehle

Kyun jhagde mere sang
Main tujhse haar chukaa hoon jung
Ke dil mera dola
o hai ham bhola aa
meri to akal huyi hai dang
ye kaisa badlaa tera dhang
ke tu tha bhola

o hai ham bhola aa

(undeciphered words)

mere dil se nikle haaye
gori kyun nakhre dikhlaaye

(undeciphered words)

mere dil se nikle haaye
gori kyun nakhre dikhlaaye
zaraa hans ke gale se lag jaa
tujhe kunwaara pyaar bulaaye
tujhe kunwaara pyaar bulaaye
tere man pe chadh gaya jang
yoonhi ab kyun chamkaaye rang
ke tu tha bhola

o hai ham bhola aa
zaraa si aur pila do bhang
main aaya dekh ke aisa rang
ke dil mera dola aa
O hai ham bhola

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़रा सी और पिला दो भंग
मैं आया देख के ऐसा रंग
के दिल मेरा डोला आ
ओ है हम भोला
ज़रा सी और पिला दो भंग
मैं आया देख के ऐसा रंग
के दिल मेरा डोला आ
ओ है हम भोला आ
मेरी तो अक्ल हुयी है दंग
ये कैसा बदला तेरा ढंग
के तू था भोला

ओ है हम भोला आ
ब ब ब ब ब दृर्र्र्रर्र्र्रर हा

मुझे समझ न तू बैरागी
मैंने आज तपस्या त्यागी ई
हूँ हूँ हूँ हूँ
एहे एहे
मुझे समझ न तू बैरागी
मैंने आज तपस्या त्यागी
तेरे रूप का झटका खाके
मेरी सोयी जवानी जागी ई
मेरी सोयी जवानी जागी
जा हट जा अरे मलंग
करे क्यूँ बीच सभी के तंग
के तू था भोला

ओ है हम भोला
ज़रा सी और पिला दो भंग
मैं आया देख के ऐसा रंग
के दिल मेरा डोला आ
ओ है हम भोला आ

( अटपटे बोल )
तक धूम तक तक तक तुम

क्यूँ थाम के दिल को टहले
जो चोट लगी है सह ले ए
हाय हाय
क्यूँ थाम के दिल को टहले
जो चोट लगी है सह ले ए
उस बात पे अब जिद कैसी
जो बात न मानी पहले
जो बात न मानी पहले

क्यूँ झगडे मेरे संग
मैं तुझसे हार चुका हूँ जंग
के दिल मेरा डोला आ
ओ है हम भोला आ
मेरी तो अक्ल हुयी है दंग
ये कैसा बदला तेरा ढंग
के तू था भोला

ओ है हम भोला आ
( अटपटे बोल )

मेरे दिल से निकले हाए
गोरी क्यूँ नखरे दिखलाए

( अटपटे बोल )

मेरे दिल से निकले हाए
गोरी क्यूँ नखरे दिखलाए
ज़रा हंस के गले से लग जा
तुझे कुंवारा प्यार बुलाये
तुझे कुंवारा प्यार बुलाये
तेरे मन पे चढ़ गया जंग
यूंही अब क्यूँ चमकाए रंग
के तू था भोला

ओ है हम भोला
ज़रा सी और पिला दो भंग
मैं आया देख के ऐसा रंग
के दिल मेरा डोला आ
ओ है हम भोला आ


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Blog Day :

4310 Post No. : 15586

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 26
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“Mulzim”(1963) was produced and directed by N A Ansari for Bundelkhand Films, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Shakila, N A Ansari,Johnny Walker, Neelofar, Nasreen, Champak, Helen, Mumtaz Begum, Uma Dutt, Sagar, Ratan Gaurang, Khurshid, Murray, Raj Kumar, Sarang Kumar, Master Anwar, H.Shukla, Kailash,Bakshi, Bihari, Robert, Shafi, Haroon, Devi Chaand, S K Chand etc in it.

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

The movie made its debut on this day ten years ago, viz on 6 may 2010.

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

Song Posted On
Aate hi jawaani ka mausam (Mulzim) 06-May-2010
Deewaana kahke aaj mujhe phir pukaariye (Mulzim) 30-July-2010
Sang sang rahenge tumhaare jee huzoor (Mulzim) 12-Nov-2011

Three songs were covered in the blog on this day ten years ago. Movies that the other two songs were from have been YIPPEED by now. So, “Mulzim”(1963) is the only movie that is eligible for blog ten year challenge today.

Here is thew fourth song from “Mulzim”(1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised in a temple, where Pradeep Kumar finds Shakila alongwith Mumtaz Begam.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasa (Mulzim)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

iss chaukhat se
koi na khaali jaata hai insaan
mann ki aankhein khol ke moorakh
apnon ko pehchaan

kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa
manzil ko bhi rasta samjhe
hai ye ajab tamaashaa aa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa

band thi jab tak teri aankhein
inn mein tha ujiyaaraa..aa
aankhon ne jab jyothi paayi
chhaayaa hai andhiyaaraa
hai ye teri bhool
kahe tu
aashaa ko bhi niraashaa aa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa

soch zaraa o moorakh bande
itnaa kya ghabraanaa aaa
dhoondh le mann ka chain yahin par
yahi hai tera thikaanaa
yahaan bhi tooti aas to jag mein
degaa kaun dilaasaa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa
kunwaa paas tu phir bhi pyaasaa


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Blog Day :

4305 Post No. : 15575

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 25
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Today is 1 may 2020, viz the first day of the fifth month of the year 2020.

When I look back on this day ten years ago, I find that three songs were covered that day (1 may 2010). These songs were :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Uff ye Jawaani ye adaa Mehmaan-1974 03 of 06 songs posted
Tumhaari mast nazar gar idhar nahin hoti Dil Hi To Hai-1963 All songs covered
Pyaar to ik din honaa thaa Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati-1969 05 songs posted

So it means that two movies are eligible for “Blog Ten year challenge” today.

One of these two movies is “Mehmaan”(1974).

This movie had six songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. The movie made its debut ibn the blog this day ten years ago !

Here are the three songs of “Mehmaan”(1974) that have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Uff ye Jawaani ye adaa 01.05.2010
Meri chaahat rahegi hameshaa jawaan 26.04.2012
Ram Raheem Krishn Kareem … 25.10.2017

I may have discussed three songs from the movie, but these songs were spaced several years apart. Second song from the movie was discussed in 2012 and the third in 2017.

So, despite covering three songs from the movie, I do not remember anything about this movie. So when I watched the song under discussion today, I had some great and inadvertent fun watching the picturisation. I could see a very young Rekha lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice, but who was the gentleman, jumping up and down. He appeared somewhat familiar ! And then it hit me, Arrey, it was Vishwajeet ! He was well past his prime by 1974, but he was still trying to turn the clock back rather valiantly. 🙂

The song starts as a motor boat song. Then the duo shift to a park, where the song becomes a classic running around the trees song- as I S Johar would have described it. 🙂

Then the duo jump over on a jeep. End of the song finds Rekha alighting from the jeep and walking off in a huff, determined not to go back to the jeep. But she quickly has a change of heart when she finds monkeys ahead. 🙂

Lyrics are by Sahir Ludhianvi. Normally known for penning songs espousing the caause of social justice, communal harmony, women emancipation and other such noble causes, Here he is called upon to pen a rather more mundane kind of a song- viz a romantic song. And the lyrics are quite cute. “Chhoona mat mujhe”- is the warning issued by the lady. “royegi jo chhoone waala koi na mila”- is the response. Then she relents and sets the terms that she is agreeable to this “chhoona” business provided it is carried out gently. 🙂

Quite an interesting and fun song, even if much of the fun is inadvertent. This is a song from nearly five decades ago. I have been watching this song and listening to it for the first time in true tubelight fashion. I got to watch this song only because the lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Song-Chhod arrey ja mujhe na pakad (Mehmaan)(1973) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Haaye
Meri jaan
Aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

Aha
Chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad
Haaye
Meri jaan
Aise na bigad arey aise na bigad

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

Karne ko kar chaahe jitne jatan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Karne ko kar chaahe jitne jatan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Chhoone nahin doongi tujhe apna badan
Hat
Arey maan
Peechhe nahin pad
Haaye meri jaan
Aise na bigad arre aise na bigad

Ho
chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad

Royegi jo chhoone waala koi na mila
Hmm
Karegi akele me naseebon ka gila
O ho
Royegi jo chhoone waala koi na milaa
Karegi akele mein naseebon ka gilaa
Karegi akele mein naseebon ka gilaa
Sun

haa
Idhar aa
Yoonhi na akad
Haaye meri jaan
Aise na bigad arey aise na bigad

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

Chhoona hai to seekh zaraa chhoone ka chalan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Chhoona hai to seekh zaraa chhoone ka chalan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Aise nahin chhoo ke mera dukhe saara tan
Door
Zaraa door door
Baazu na ragad
Haaye
meri jaan aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

ho Chhod
arey ja
mujhe na pakad
Haaye ae meri jaan
aise na bigad
Arey aise na bigad

Aah
Chhod


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Blog Day :

4299 Post No. : 15560

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 24
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“Anmol Moti”(1969) was produced and directed by S D Narang. The movie had Jeetendra, Babita, Rajendra Nath, Jayant, Aruna Irani, Shabnam, Jagdeep, Jayant, DK Sapru, Veena, Tuntun, Saul George, Gajanan Jagirdar, Jeevan, Hari Shivadasani, Jagdish Raj, Meena T, Prakash Thapa, Niranjan Sharma, Iftekhar, Uma Datt, Kanu Roy, Tiwari, Abhimanyu Sharma, Om Sahani, Baby Meena, Baby Mozal, Baby Neena, Basant, Hansa, Khursheed, Lajpat Mehra, Miss Gillain, Miss Kerian, Moolchand, Moses, Mrs Hacker, Narbada Shankar, Raj Deep, Rajan Kapoor, Ramesh, Ramlal, Razak, Sham, Sudha, Sundeep, Susheela, Uma Khosla etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past. The movie had made its debut ten years ago on this very day with the song Ae jaane chaman tera goraa badan .

That day ten years ago saw only two songs covered in the blog. The other song apart from the “Anmol Moti”(1969) debut song was Akela hoon main hamsafar dhoondhhta hoon from “Jaal”(1969). This movie has since been YIPPEED in the blog.

Only two songs from “Anmol Moti”(1969) have been covered in the blog. So there is choice of as many as four songs today as “Blog Ten Year Challenge” post. As it is, Prakashchandra as well as Avinash Scrapwala both sent songs for this challenge, and they sent different songs ! Prakashchandra sent his contribution earlier, so I am going with the song sent by him as “Blog Ten Year Challenge” post.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This is one song that I have listened to a lot of time. It is one of those iconic songs that I used to listen to during my formative years, even though I had no clue what movie these songs were from. I have listened to this song many a times, on loudspeakers as well as Radio. It is only now, more than 50 years later, on this day 25 April 2020 that I have come to know that this iconic song is from “Anmol Moti”(1969). I can be that kind of a tubelight. 🙂

The song is picturised as a boat/ river song on Babita, with Jeetendra also making a belated appearance. Many other ladies (who appear like foreigners, perhaps from Soviet Union) are also seen in the picturisation, performing synchronised swimming, underwater swimming etc.

As mentioned earlier, lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra, who pips Avinash Scrapwala to the post for this “Blog Ten Year Challenge” opportunity.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Aaja Raaja le ke baaraat aa jaa (Anmol Moti)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaa aaa
aa aa aa
aaa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

haar singaar mera
pehla pehla pyaar mera
tere liye hai
dil ki ye nagri
ankhiyon ka dwaar rajaa
tere liye hai
raah mein nainaa
lagaaye huye hain
palkon ke taarey
bichhaaye huye hain aen
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej
bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya
sajaayi huyi hai ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

sapne kanwaare mere
tera intezaar karein
mere sajan
tu kya jaaney kitnaa
tujhse ye pyaar karein
mere sajan
adh-khili kaliyon ki
maalaa piroye huye
kabse khadi hoon teri
raah mein khoye huye
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

aaaaa….aaaaaaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaa aaaaa.
aaa aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aa aa aaaa
aa aa aa

raat milan ki
der se aayi hai ae
sajdhaj ke
door se aayi
tujhe saath laayee
sajdhaj ke
kitni bahaarein teri
yaad mein guzaar ke
aaj tujhe paaya maine
sab kuchch haar ke ae
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa aa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
motiyon ki sej bichhaayi huyi hai ae
dil ki bhi duniya sajaayi huyi hai
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa
aaja raajaa
leke baaraat aa jaa

aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa aa aa
aaaaa….aaaa aaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aaaaa….aaaa aaaa….aaaaaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa aa aa
aaaaa….aaaa aaa….aaa aaa
aaaaa…aaaa…..aaa
aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आsss आss आss आs आs
आsss आss आs
आsss आss आss आss आs
आ आ आ
आs आ आ आs
आ आ आ
आ आ आ

मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

हार सिंगार मेरा
पहला पहला प्यार मेरा’
तेरे लिए है
दिल की ये नगरी
अखियों के द्वार राजा
तेरे लिए है
राह में नैना
लगाए हुये हैं
पलकों के तारे
बिछाए हुये हैं॰ ॰ ॰
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

सपने कंवारे मेरे
तेरा इंतज़ार करें
मेरे सजन
तू क्या जाने कितना
तुझसे ये प्यार करें
मेरे सजन
अधखिली कलियों की
माला पिरोये हुये
कब से खड़ी हूँ तेरी
राह में खोये हुये
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा॰॰आ
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

आsss आssssss आssss
आsss आss आs
आsss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आsss
आssss आsss आss
आss आss आsss
आs आs आs

रात मिलन की
देर से आई है
सजधज के
दूर से आई
तुझे साथ लाई
सजधज के
कितनी बहारें
तेरी याद में गुज़ार के
आज तुझे पाया मैंने
सब कुछ हार के
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
मोतियों की सेज
बिछाई हुई है
दिल की भी दुनिया
सजाई हुई है
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा
आजा राजा
ले के बारात आजा

आssss आsss आsss आsssss
आssss आsss आss आs आs
आssss आsss आss आss आss
आssss आsss आss
आssss आsss आsss आsssss
आssss आsss आss आs आs
आssss आsss आss आsss आsss
आssss आsss
आss आss


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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
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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)

***

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)
————————————-

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 :

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4238

“Aaj Ki Aawaaz”(1984) was produced by B R Chopra and directed by Ravi Chopra for B R Films, Bombay. This movie had Raj Babbar, Smita Patil, Nana Patekar, Om Shivpuri, Dheeraj Kumar, Shafi Inamdar, Vijay Arora, Arun Bakshi, Ashalata, Chandrashekhar, Ifthekhar, Alok Nath, Goofi Paintal, Dalip Tahil, Dinesh Thakur, Bashir Khan, Chaandni, Deepak Kaajir, Sonika Gill, Urmila Bhatt, Raksha Chauhan etc in it.

The movie was based on Hollywood blockbuster “Death Wish”(1974).

“Aaj Ki Aawaaz”(1984) had seven songs in it.

Today (9 january 2019) is the 86th birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (9 January 1934 – 27 September 2008). On this occasion, here is the title song of the movie. This song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. This song plays in the background as the movie begins with credits appearing on the screen.

Hasan Kamaal is the lyricist. He won Filmfare best lyrics award for this song.

Ravi is the music director.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala (long long ago in 2012).

With this song ,”Aaj Ki aawaaz”(1984) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Aaj ki aawaaz jaag ae insaan (Aaj Ki Aawaaz)(1984) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Hasan Kamaal, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Aaj ki aawaaz
Aaj ki aawaaz jaag aye insaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaz jaag aye insaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz

Zindagi kitni
Behifaazat hai
Kal bhi aayegaa
Kya jamaanat hai
Din pareshan hai raat hai hairaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz

Dar ke saaye mein
Gar jawaan hongi
Ye nayee naslen kal kahan hongi
Hosh me aa ja ab to aye nadaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz

Kya nagar hai ye
Kaisi basti hai
Ya to mitti se jaan sasti hai
Zindagi mushkil maut hai aasaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz

Dekh ghar aangan loot nahi jaayen
Pyaar ke rishtey chhut nahi jaayen
Kal bachane ka aaj hi kar dhyaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz jaag aye insaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz jaag aye insaan
Waqt kehta hai waqt ko pehchaan
Aaj ki aawaaz


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Blog Day : 4173 Post No. : 15347

“Man Ka Meet” (1968) was produced by Sunil Dutt and directed by A Subba Rao for Ajanta Arts Production, Bombay. The movie had Som Dutt, Leena Chandavarkar, Vinod Khanna, Om Prakash, Rajendra Nath, Anwar, Jeevan, Achala Sachdev, Sandhya Rani etc in it.

The movie, which was used as a launch vehicle for Som Dutt (brother of Sunil Dutt), instead helped launch the career of Vinod Khanna, who was another debutant, who played the villain in the movie.

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

Here is the second song from “Man Ka Meet” (1968) to appear in the blog. This song is a get together dance performance song. The picturisatin shows Som Dutt lip syncing in Mahendra Kapoor’s voice while a cabarat dance is being performed by Helen look alike dancer Madhumati (I guess). I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her. Almost the entire star cast of the movie is watching the performance. We can identify Vinod Khanna, Anwar Hussain, Om Prakash, Leena Chandawarkar, Shammi Aunty etc among the audience. The audience finds the song so melodious that they start dancing towards the end of the song.

Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

This song is the 300th song from movies released in 1968. Movies released in this year had 458 songs. So another 158 movie songs from this year remain to be covered in the blog.


Song-Kaise kaise ye jalwe dikhaaye Raam jee (Man Ka Meet)(1968) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

kaise kaise
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain
tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
dekho ji ye desi ghodi chale videshi chaal
na chunri na ghoonghat sar par
aadhe aadhe baal
arre o o
o o o
o o o
kaisi furr furr
o kaisi furr furr kamariya hilaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise

ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
roye kab tak jaat akela
raama ho o o
o o o
o o o
ye bhi kaise log jo dekhen besharmi ka mela
deewaanon ke aage roye kab tak jaat akela
kaun andhe ko
kaun andhe ko darpan dikhaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haay raam ji
kaise kaise
ho kaise kaise ye jalwe banaaye raam ji
aankhen jalti hain tak tak ke haaye raam ji
kaise kaise
hurr
haa
hurr hurr
hurr
ha


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Blog Day : 4116 Post No. : 15269

Here is that date again.

The 25th of October is a date that many Hindi film lovers, and lovers of shaayari, remember with some pain. For it was on the 25th of October 1980 that one of the tallest figures of the industry, and certainly of the world of poetry, bade farewell to us.

Sahir Ludhianvi.

I’m usually careful with my choice of adjectives, especially when using them in the superlative. But in the case of Sahir, I don’t have the slightest hesitation in saying “one of the tallest”. For he comfortably satisfies this criterion.

There have been more famous figures in the industry.

And there have certainly been more popular and liked figures in the industry. If anything, Sahir, with his uncompromising nature, and and ego and mood to match, wasn’t the easiest person to get along with.

And yet, when it comes to stature, that too in his particular field, Sahir was truly a giant.
Without belittling any of the others who also produced outstanding work in the form of lyrics, Sahir always seemed to be in a league of his own.

They say that an actor is not real – after all, it is his job to act. He is only putting on a show. Which is one reason Kishore Kumar preferred singing to acting. He felt a singer can put his heart and soul into a song, whereas an actor’s job is to pretend.

A lyricist goes a step further than even a singer.

While a singer can put his heart and soul into a song, he does not create it. He only renders it.

The text comes from the lyricist.

And therefore the lyricist has the best chance of putting his heart and soul into his creation. He talks to his audience through his lines. He can use his poetry as an outlet for his thoughts, his feelings, his joys and his frustrations.

And I feel no one did this better than Sahir.

With Sahir, what you saw was what you got.

Sahir was pretty much an open book in terms of his preferences, his likes and dislikes. Nothing duplicitous or fake about him. He had strong views on certain topics, and he had absolutely no qualms about expressing them.

He even got into trouble early in his life with the Government of Pakistan for this reason – and fled Lahore (and thus, Pakistan) to come to India in 1949.

Imagine if this had not happened. Imagine what might have been lost to us.

Whatever issues Indians might have with the Government of Pakistan, I thank the Pakistan Government, on behalf of all Indians, for creating an “enabling” environment for Sahir to move to India. 🙂

And Sahir never looked back.

From “thandi hawayen” (Naujawan-1951), the song that got him noticed, to “pal do pal ka saath hamaara” (The Burning Train-1980), one of the last films for which he wrote lyrics, Sahir was one of the most highly regarded lyricists of his time.

I remember saying this before. When Sahir passed away, I only knew his name as a lyricist. In those days, still a teenager, I had limited knowledge of song details. I’d know the song, and the singer. Yes, some chance I’d know the composer, but unless I’d listened carefully to the lyricist’s name while listening to it on radio, not much chance I’d know the lyricist. In those days, to be honest, I enjoyed songs without knowing whether it was a Majrooh or Sahir or Shailendra or Hasrat Jaipuri song.

With this limited knowledge, I read the obituary on Sahir in the Illustrated Weekly of India in 1980. It was a fairly long obituary, and naturally many of his songs were mentioned.

That was when it hit me.

Oh, “aage bhi jaane na tu” was Sahir’s?

And “ye raat ye chaandni phir kahaan”?

Oh, and “udey jab jab zulfen teri” also?

And “abhi na jao chhod kar”?

And “zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaat ki raat?”

And “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega”?

Oh, and “jeevan ke safar mein raahi” also?

And “tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana le”?

There were many more – and each one was a song I knew, a classic. Yet, such was my pathetic knowledge at the time of who the lyricist was, that I never realized these were all Sahir.

At that time, if you’d asked me to mention a few Sahir songs, I’d have come up with Pyaasa and Kabhie Kabhie songs. These I always knew as Sahir songs. But I am ashamed now to think of how ignorant I otherwise was.

It was only at that moment I realized what a legend Sahir had been. And what the world had lost.

After that, I paid a lot more attention to the lyricist, while listening to songs.

And often it was Sahir.

Much later in life, I read that it was only on Sahir’s insistence that All India Radio itself started mentioning the name of the lyricist also, in its radio programmes.

It was not only the name of the lyricist, but also the lyrics themselves, that I started paying attention to.

And that is when I realized that Sahir’s lyrics were different.

They were deep, they conveyed an emotion that came from the heart – and often a strong emotion at that. They were not the “baith ja, baith gayi, khadi ho ja, khadi ho gayi” types.

If today lyrics are a very big, in fact the biggest, part of my love for a song, it is entirely due to Sahir. I listen to lyrics carefully today – no appreciation of a song is complete for me, without appreciating the lyrics.

Whether Sahir was writing romantic poetry (“abhi na jao chhod kar”) or mocking the government for its failures (“cheen-o-Arab hamaara”), whether he was lamenting the state of society (“jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain”), or trying to uplift those seemingly with no hope (“wo subah kabhi to aayegi”), whether he was exhorting the oppressed to fight for their rights (“ponchh kar ashq” , “na munh chhupa ke jiyo”), or showing a mirror to society about its treatment of women (“aurat ne janam diya mardon ko”), whether he was trying to promote communal harmony (“tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega”), or talking about the futility of war (“khuda-e-bartar”), every single time Sahir’s lyrics tugged at your heart strings.

Not just because the poetry was beautiful and the lyrics powerful (which they absolutely were), but because you could feel that every word was written with heart and soul. No wonder it went straight from Sahir’s heart to our hearts.

You could feel Sahir’s anguish and despair when he says “ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai”. Or his cynicism when he says “aasmaan pe hai khuda aur zameen pe hum, aajkal wo is taraf dekhta hai kam”.

At the same time, you could feel the romance in the air, with “tum agar saath dene ka waada karo” and “parbaton ke pedon par”. Just listen to poetry like “thehre thehre paani mein, geet sarsaraate hain….bheege bheege jhonkon mein, khushbuon ka deraa hai”. Waah!
And “abhi na jao chhod kar”, one of my alltime favourites, and surely one of the most perfect songs ever in every respect.

Sahir’s poetry for the hurt felt by the jilted lover was no less powerful. “Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar milaa”. Or lines like “laut rahi hain meri sadaayen, deewaaron se sar takra ke….haath pakad kar chalne waale, ho gaye rukhsat haath chhuda ke (sad version of in hawaon mein)”. And of course, “chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen hum dono” with lines like “wo afsaana jisey anjaam tak laana na ho mumkin, usey ek khoobsoorat mod dekar chhodna achha”.

Then you have the Barsaat Ki Raat qawwalis. Roshan’s masterpiece “na to karwaan ki talaash hai” merging into “ye ishq ishq hai ishq ishq” is one of the greatest ever compositions in Hindi cinema, with Sahir’s contribution in lyrics being no less significant. With lines like “jo dawaa ke naam pe zeher do, us chaaraagar ki talaash hai”.

I can go on and on. Dharamputra, Taj Mahal, Aaj Aur Kal, Mujhe Jeene Do, Chitralekha, Kaajal, Waqt, Neel Kamal, Humraaz, Bahu Begum, Aadmi Aur Insaan. Each one with memorable lyrics. One of my favourites is “poochhe koi ki dard-e-wafaa kaun de gaya, raaton ko jaagne ki sazaa kaun de gaya…kehne se ho malaal, to hum kya jawaab dein….duniya kare sawaal, to hum kya jawaab dein”.

Although Sahir was less productive in the 70s, he still came up with poetry that reminded us of Sahir of yore. The 70s was a decade where poetry began steadily losing ground to more “chaalu” lyrics. Urdu also began losing ground in the process.

This was a development that Sahir could not prevent, but did leave him disillusioned. His “main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon” very correctly represents his then state of mind. He continued to write though, but mostly for the Chopra family’s films, for films like Karm, Trishul, Insaaf Ka Tarazu, Kaala Patthar and The Burning Train.

Since Sahir started as a poet, and moved into film song lyrics, the sense of poetry comes across strongly in his lyrics. Much like with Kaifi Azmi.

So much for Sahir’s poetry. No one can do justice to it in one article. I’ve barely scraped the surface.

But what really makes me put Sahir on a different pedestal altogether is not the QUALITY of his poetry, but the CONTENT of his poetry.

Clearly Sahir was a rebel, a non-conformist.

And his poetry often reflected this, since he wrote straight from the heart.

But importantly, he never shied away from expressing his views. He never tried to be politically correct. He showed society a mirror, whether society liked it or not. For example, his line “kaho ji tum kya kya khareedoge, yahaan to har cheez bikti hai” is a much underrated, but powerful, line, in my opinion.

Yes, he railed and ranted – whether it made a difference or not. “Samaj ko badal daalo” he wrote.

Today, 39 years after his death, we are still languishing with most of the ills that existed in Sahir’s time, and which he spoke against.

It is a sad commentary of our times that many of his laments feel just as relevant today as they felt then. Yes, “aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne usey bazaar diya” and “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega, insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega” are just as relevant in 2019, as they were in 1958-59.

If Sahir were alive today, he’d probably be writing just as strongly today as he wrote then. The issues haven’t gone, sadly only Sahir has.

That’s a sobering thought.

Now, let’s move on to the song for today.

It’s from the 1969 film, Paisa Ya Pyaar.

As has now become customary :-), the lyrics for this song have been sent to me by Avinashji.

I remember seeing this film as a young boy, but I don’t remember the story now. It was a remake of a Tamil film Panama Paasama, starring Gemini Ganesan and Saroja Devi, which was a pretty big hit at the time. In fact, the name Panama Paasama, translates in Hindi to Paisa Ya Pyaar.

I remember the song “Ber lo, ber lo” was a lift from the very popular “yelantha pazham yelantha pazham” song of Panama Paasama. 🙂

But today’s song is different. It is a typical Sahir song – Insaan ne paise ke liye.

Here, Sahir’s lament is about how money destroys relationships. He talks about how people lose everything, even their own self-respect, for money. He concludes by saying that love is the biggest wealth there is.

The song is sung by Hemant Kumar, music composed by Ravi.

Please do listen.

I’d like to end by saying that Sahir was wrong in one respect.

He wrote

“kal koi mujh ko yaad kare
kyon koi mujhko yaad kare
masroof zamaana mere liye
kyon waqt apna barbaad kare”

Sahir saab, I can only say you grossly underestimated our love and respect for you.

jo aapse mila hai, wo itna hai anmol
roz sunte hain, aap hi ke hum bol
aap ko bhool jaayen, ye mumkin nahin
aap ki yaad na aaye, aisa koi din nahin

Thank you SO MUCH for what you’ve given us, Sahir saab.

And, very importantly, for just being you.

Video

Audio

Song-Insaanon ne paise ke liye aapas ka pyaar mita daala (Paisa Ya Pyaar)(1969) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhainvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics (based on audio link) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa
Hanste baste ghar phoonk diye
Dharti ko narak banaa daalaa

Mitti se nikaala sone ko
Sone se banaaye mahal magar
Mitti se nikaala sone ko
Sone se banaaye mahal magar
Jazbaat ke naazuk rishton ko
Mitti ke taley dafnaa daalaa
Insaanon ne
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Deen aur dharam ko haar diya
Neki ko badi par waar diyaa
Deen aur dharam ko haar diya
Neki ko badi par waar diyaa
Mandir Masjid aur Girjon ko
Bankon ki bhent chadhaa daalaa
Insaanon ne
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Daulat ki hawas mein logon ne
Kya kya na kiya is duniya mein
Kya kya na kiya is duniya mein
Chaahat izzat mehnat gairat
Sabkaa neelaam uthhaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

Pyaar apne jagah khud daulat hai
Ye baat na samjhi insaan ne
Pyaar apne jagah khud daulat hai
Ye baat na samjhi ee insaan ne
Kudrat ke banaayi daulat ka
Sikkon mein mol lagaa daalaa
Insaanon ne ae
Paise ke liye
Aapas ka pyaar mitaa daalaa

————————————————————–
Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————–
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला
हँसते बसते घर फूँक दिए
धरती को नरक बना डाला

मिटटी से निकाला सोने को
सोने से बनाए महल मगर
मिटटी से निकाला सोने को
सोने से बनाए महल मगर
जज़्बात के नाज़ुक रिश्तों को
मिटटी के तले दफना डाला
इंसानों ने
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

दीन और धरम को हार दिया
नेकी को बदी पर वार दिया
दीन और धरम को हार दिया
नेकी को बदी पर वार दिया
मंदिर मस्जिद और गिरिजों को
बैंकों की भेंट चढ़ा डाला
इंसानों ने
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

दौलत की हवस में लोगों ने
क्या क्या न किया इस दुनिया में
क्या क्या न किया इस दुनिया में
चाहत इज्ज़त मेहनत गैरत
सबका नीलाम उठा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला

प्यार अपने जहाँ खुद दौलत है
ये बात न समझी इंसान ने
प्यार अपने जहाँ खुद दौलत है
ये बात न समझी ई इंसान ने
कुदरत के बनायी दौलत का
सिक्कों में मोल लगा डाला
इंसानों ने ए
पैसे के लिए
आपस का प्यार मिटा डाला


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“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, PPradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The movie had three Asha Bhonsle solos, one Lata solo and one duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar. So it is difficult to be sure about the picturisation of these songs. I request our knowledeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O balma kyun na karoon main tose pyaar pyaar pyaar(Albeli)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, MD-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

o balma
o o o o o balma

o balma
kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o sainya kyun na dekhoon main tohe baar baar baar
tose preet puraani
o preet puraani
o o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

dil ki tamanna tere geeton mein khoyi re
phoolon ki aarzoo mein kaanton pe soyi re
tere liye o sainya kitna main royi re
kitna main royi re
phir bhi hui na aankhen chaar chaar chaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewaani

ho chuki tumhaari main to mujhe pehchaan lo
kya meri aarzoo hai nazron se jaan lo
main bekasoor piya baat meri maan lo
varna jee ro dongi main jaar jaar jaar
main to prem deewaani
o o prem deewani
o balma kyun na karoon main tose
pyaar pyaar pyaar
main to prem deewaani
o prem deewaani


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Blog Day : 4047 Post No. : 15176

“Ummeed” (1971) was a movie that was started in early 1960s but it could be released only in 1971. By that time the actors figuring in the move had ended up being actors of yesteryears. A few of them had even passed away.

“Ummeed” (1971) was directed by Nitin Bose for Raja Films Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nanda, Joy Mukherji, Leela Naidu, Tarun Bose, Leela Mishra, Chandrima Bhaduri, Hazara Singh, Parasram, Hussain, Ravikant, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ramesh, Laxmichhaaya, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Jankidas, Sabita Chatterji, Tuntun, Agha etc in it.

“Ummeed” (1971) was a movie that was started in early 1960s but it could be released only in 1971. By that time the actors figuring in the move had ended up being actors of yesteryears. A few of them had even passed away.

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

Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been discussed in the past :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Mujhe ishq hai tujhi se meri jaan e zindagaani 2988 18-Sep-10
2 Mera dil hai pyaar ka aashiyaan 3366 17-Dec-10
3 Insaan jee rahaa hai ummeed ke sahaare 4886 25-Oct-11
4 Aaja meri jaan tere qurbaan tera deewaana 5975 18-May-12
4 Hamne chaaha magar keh na paaye 12268 26-Jul-16
5 Thhodi si aur pi le 15118 12-Jul-19

Here is the seventh and final song from the movie. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a synchronised dance song on two female dancers. I am unable to identify them. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

With this song, all the songs of “Ummeed” (1971) have been covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Dil ko bachaana baabu jee(Ummeed)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics

dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

aaj kal husn waale
rehem karna na jaanen
apni apni chalaayen
doosre ki na maanen

aaj kal husn waale
rehem karna na jaanen
apni apni chalaayen
doosre ki na maanen

inko rakhna sambhaale huye zindagi
inse rakhna sambhaale huye zindagi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

ishq waale bhi zaalim
kam nahin aaj kal ke
jab kahin husn dekha
rah gaye bas machal ke

ishq waale bhi zaalim
kam nahin aaj kal ke
jab kahin husn dekha
rah gaye bas machal ke

lut gaya dil to hoti hai haalat buri
lut gaya dil to hoti hai halat buri
dil ko bachaana babu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji

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

pyaar wo hai ke jiska do taraf ho nishaana
husn bhi baawafa ho
ishq bhi ho deewaana

pyaar wo hai ke jiska do taraf ho nishaana
husn bhi baawafa ho
ishq bhi ho deewaana

dil mile na to samjho qayaamat hui
dil mile na to samjho qayaamat hui
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji
na aana tum kabhi haseenon ki gali
aankhen hain teer yahaan
zulfen zanjeer yahaan
aage tumhaari marzi
dil ko bachaana baabu ji


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