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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.

 

पल दो पल का साथ हमारा
पल दो पल के याराने हैं
इस मंज़िल पर मिलने वाले
उस मंज़िल पर खो जाने हैं
 
pal do pal ka saath hamaara
pal do pal ke yaaraane hain
is manzil par milne waale
us manzil par kho jaane hain

This thought, expressed in these words, probably first came about four decades ago (film is ‘The BurningTrain’, 1980). It was March of 1980 that this film hit the theatres around the country. This qawwaali gained a good amount of popularity in its time, and still continues to be a part of selection of lists of qawwaalis in Hindi films. And in a matter of few months, the writer of these lines arrived at the manzil, from where, he was lost to us. 25th October of the same year. The iconic poet Abdul Hayee, decided to abandon this world – an act, a thought that he had expressed multiple times in his verses, over the previous three decades or so, of his career as a songwriter in Hindi films.

Remembering Sahir Sb on the anniversary of his passing away (25th October).

About thirty five years earlier, the listeners started to get the first glimmer of the grimness of life as he saw it. He made his debut in films, in 1948, with the film ‘Azaadi Ki Raah Par’. Scanning the sonography of his writings for films, one has to wait till 1954, and the film ‘Taxi Driver’, to catch the first expressions of listlessness and despair with life.

maayusiyon kaa majmaa hai jee mein
kyaa rah gayaa hai is zindagi mein
rooh mein hai gham dil mein dhuaan

Yes, the iconic song “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .” (film ‘Taxi Driver’). Before we come to 1954 and to these verses, there is very little despair, and very little sadness in his poetry for films. I keep stressing ‘for films’, because his non film writings have carried this helpless angst against what this world and this existence is. His very first collection of poetry, published while he still was in college in Lahore, is titled ‘Talkhiyaan’ – which literally translates to ‘bitternesses’. But in his writings for films, we encounter this expression first time in ‘Taxi Driver’.

And then, as if a dam has broken loose. It is 1955 and film is ‘Devdas’. Sahir writes

agar iss jahaan ka maalik kahin mil sake to poochhen
mili kaun si khaataa par hamen is qadar sazaayen

(from the song “Wo Na Aayenge Palat Kar. . .“)

It is 1955 again, and the film is ‘House No. 44’. The verses are

teri duniya me jeene se to behtar hai ke mar jaayen
wohi aansoo wohi aahen wohi gham hai jidhar jaayen

Then again, in ‘Marine Drive’ he writes

zafaaon per zafaa bedaad per bedaad hoti hai
hamaari zindagi kya maut bhi barbaad hoti hai
hamen itnaa to batlaa de jiyen ham yaa ke mar jaayen
bataa ai aasmaan waale tere bande kidhar jaayen

1955 again, and the film is ‘Munim ji’. The verses make an experienced announcement about the reality of this life.

jeevan ke safar mein raahi, miltey hain bichhad jaane ko
aur de jaate hain yaadien, tanhaai mein tadpaane ko

Yet again in 1955, the film is ‘Railway Platform’, and this time the lines tell of another face of life’s reality.

kadam kadam par honi baithhi apnaa jaal bichhaaye
is jeewan ki raah mein jaane kaun kahaan rah jaaye
basti basti parwat parwat gaataa jaaye banjaaraa
lekar dil kaa iktaaraa. . .

Come 1956, and the film ‘Chandrakanta’. The song tells us

maine chaand aur sitaaron ki tamanna ki thi
mujhko raaton ki siyaahi ke siwaa kuchh na mila

 And as if this was not emphatic enough, he goes on to write in the film ‘Funtoosh’,

apne liye kab hain ye mele
ham hain har ek mele mein akele
kyaa paayegaa usmein rahkar
jo duniyaa jeevan se khele
dukhi man mere sun mera kahnaa
jahaan nahin chainaa vahaan nahin rahna

With ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), this bitterness reaches its zenith; and he writes

jahaan ik khilaunaa hai insaan ki hasti
ye basti hai murda paraston ki basti
yahaan par to jeevan se hai maut sasti
ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai

And as if this was not convincing enough, his exhortations rise in intensity, and he screams out the words

jalaa do ise phoonk daalo ye duniya
mere saamne se hataa lo ye duniya
tumhaari hai tum hi sambhaalo ye duniya
ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai

In ‘Light House’, in 1958, the lines of the song are

lo aaj hamne tod diyaa, rishtaa-e-ummeed
lo ab kabhi gilaa na karenge kisi se ham
tang aa chuke hain kashmakash e zindagi se hum
thukra na den jahaan ko kahin be-dilee se hum

And then, he added another song, which says

saare jag mein apna koi nahin
sukh kyaa dukha ka sapnaa koi nahin
kis jagah jaayen, kis ko dikhlaayen
zakhm-e-dil apnaa

‘Dhool Ka Phool’ came in 1959. His frustrations and anger at the divisive forces in the society burst out in the lines

maalik ne har insaan ko insaan banaayaa
humne usse hindu yaa musalmaan banaayaa
kudrat ne to bakshi thi hamein ek hi dharti
humne kahin bhaarat kahin iraan banaayaa

In 1960, there came the iconic qawwaali in the film ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’. A set of verses that touched upon a variety of emotions of love and the very existence of the individual itself. His own disenchantment, probably, trickles through, in the lines

mere naamuraad junoon kaa hai ilaaj koyi to maut hai
jo dawaa ke naam pe zahar de usi chaaraagar ki talaash hai

Then it was the film ‘Dharamputra’ in 1961. The poet in him raised his voice against the senseless communal divide, and its manipulation. The words are starkly put together

dharti ki sulagti chhaati ke bechain sharaare poochhte hain
yeh kis ka lahoo hai kaun mara

The wrenching torture of loneliness inside, came spewing out in the film ‘Hum Dono’, again from 1961.

kaun rotaa hai kisi aur ki khaatir ai dost
sabko apni hi kisi baat pe ronaa aayaa
kabhi khud pe, kabhi haalaat pe ronaa aayaa
baat nikli, to har ik baat pe ronaa aayaa

‘Gumraah’ was released in 1963. His personal demons fighting with himself inside, brought out these verses

wo afsaanaa jise anjaam tak laanaa naa ho mumkin
use ik khooboorat mod dekar chhodnaa achchhaa
chalo ik baar phir se, ajnabi ban jaayen ham dono

Also in 1963 came the musical history of ‘Taj Mahal’. And the soul of Sahir rose up to challenge the creator Himself with the lines

ye qatl o khoon kaa riwaaz kyun hai
ye rasm e jang o jadaal kyaa hai
jinhe talab hai jahaan bhar ki
unhi kaa dil itnaa tang kyun hai
. . .
jahaan mein jashn e wafaa ke badle
ye jashn e teer o tafang kyun hai
khudaa e bartar teri zameen par
zameen ki khaatir ye jang kyun hai

The vagaries of his personal destinies starkly reflects in the lines he wrote the 1964 film ‘Chaandi Ki Deewaar’,

ye bebasi bhi kisi ba’ddua se kam to nahin
ke khul ke jee na sakey aur maut bhi na miley
kahin qaraar na ho aur kahin khushi na miley
hamaare baad kisi ko ye zindagi na miley

Again in 1964, the intensity of his despair with life would insistently glare back through the lines in the film ‘Shagun’

bujhaa diye hain khud apne haathon
mohabbaton ke diye jalaa ke
meri wafaa ne ujaad di hain
ummeed ki bastiyaan basaa ke

That I am highlighting the agony and the despair in this selected anthology of his verses, does not imply that his other expressions do not measure up. Not at all. His poetry of love and romance is equally, if not more, expressive of amorous emotions of the human heart. A discourse of the brighter side of his love poetry merits a separate write up. And his grasp of human emotions across the spectrum, is visible in the songs that otherwise would simply be categorized as situational in the movies. That set of writings too, have the power to capture the heart in ways more than one.

Beyond the mid 1960s, the agony within his writings begins to show less and less. In the external environment, the modes of cinematic expressions were changing, and the music of the films was being transformed away and beyond the melodic gems of the golden era. He simply seemed to have withdrawn himself within, pulling all his despair and sorrow, to the inside. But some rare moments did come along.

1973 saw the release of ‘Joshila’, and quite unexpectedly, his writings touched upon the pain of loneliness once again.

jhoothaa bhi naataa nahin chaahon mein
tu hi kyon doobaa rahe aahon mein
koyi kisi sang mare, aisaa nahin hone waalaa
koyi nahin jo yoon hi jahaan mein, baante peer paraayi
ho, kis kaa rastaa dekhe ai dil ai saudaai
meelon hai khaamoshi barson hai tanhaai. . .

In 1975, came ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka’ and in a moment of release, his pen created the lines

dekha hai zindagi ko kuchh itna qareeb se
chehre tamaam lagne lage hain ajeeb se

It was back in 1964, that he wrote his epitaph for himself (film is ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’).

ye raah akele katati hai
yahaan saath na koi yaar chale
us paar na jaane kya paaye
is paar to sab kuchh haar chale
lo apna jahaan duniya waalon
hum is duniya ko chhod chale

On 25th October in 1980, Sahir Sb is duniya ko chhod gaye, leaving behind a body of work in form of seven hundred plus film songs, that are an immense treasure of personal emotions in all the shades of human experiences. In 1980, along with qawwaali that I started this article with, he also wrote another nazm that was featured in the film ‘Kabhi Kabhi’. Yes, I talk of the immensely impressive “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon”. (Interesting to note the repetition of the phrase ‘pal do pal’, in both these songs.)

In this song, Sahir Sb has said something, which probably is the only one place where I would disagree with him. Totally. You would remember the lines

kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyan chun’ne waale
mujhse behtar kehne waale. . .

No Sahir Sb, I sincerely disagree from the depths of my heart. None will follow who may express it better than you. All songwriters will say it, definitely in different ways, and definitely in ways that are measures of excellence, in their own unique expressions. But no one will be able to say

dil jaley to jaley
gham paley to paley
kisi ki na sun gaayeja. . .

Quite in contrast to the mood of the article, today’s song is a lilting gem that has been created by Sahir Sb and N Dutta for the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’ – one of his handful of films that is still waiting to be Yippeee’ed on our blog. Sung by Lata ji, this song is such an endearing expression of expectation; the heart is calling out to the beloved, and is giving so many reasons describing the wait, exhorting for the lover to pay heed, and come. This is such a lovely creation of words and music that I was for a moment surprised that this song is still waiting in the wings.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – Door Se Yun Na Tarsaao  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye

door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

deep jal chuke
saaye dhal chuke
ab to aa jaao
deep jal chuke
saaye dhal chuke
ab to aa jaao
mere pyaar ko
intezaar ko
yun na thukraao
aji tum yun na thukraao
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

raat raat bhar
jaag jaag kar
sapne bunti hoon
raat raat bhar
jaag jaag kar
sapne bunti hoon
baithi raah mein
kab se chaah mein
kaliyan chunti hoon
aji main kaliyan chunti hoon
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .

nain mil chuke
phool khil chuke
ab katraana kya
nain mil chuke
phool khil chuke
ab katraana kya
pehle loot ke
peechhe rooth ke
dil tadpaana kya
aji yun dil tadpaana kya
kitni pyaas hai
kitni aas hai
ab to jaan jaao
door se yun na tarsaao
roshni ban ke aa jaao
aaj ki raat ke liye. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए

दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

दीप जल चुके
साये ढल चुके
अब तो आ जाओ
दीप जल चुके
साये ढल चुके
अब तो आ जाओ
मेरे प्यार को
इंतज़ार को
यूं ना ठुकराओ
अजी तुम यूं ना ठुकराओ
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

रात रात भर
जाग जाग कर
अपने बुनती हूँ
रात रात भर
जाग जाग कर
अपने बुनती हूँ
बैठी राह में
कब से चाह में
कलियाँ चुनती हूँ
अजी मैं कलियाँ चुनती हूँ
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

नैन मिल चुके
फूल खिल चुके
अब कतराना क्या
नैन मिल चुके
फूल खिल चुके
अब कतराना क्या
पहले लूट के
पीछे रूठ के
दिल तड़पाना क्या
अजी यूं दिल तड़पाना क्या
कितनी प्यास है
कितनी आस है
अब तो जान जाओ
दूर से यूं ना तरसाओ
रोशनी बनके आ जाओ
आज की रात के लिए॰ ॰ ॰

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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

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“Dooj Ka Chaand”(1964) was directed by Nitin Bose for Filmasia, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, B saroja Devi, Chandrashekhar, Ratna, Ulhas, Murad, Ifthikar, raj Kumar, Parshuram, Prabhat Kumar, Radheshyam, Mirza Musharraf, Chaman Puri, Polson, Tiwari, Shah, Abhimanyu, Mahavir, Sharma, Ravikant, Tanveer, Nimbalkar, N Kashmiri, Padhi, Puttu, Agha, Sulochana, Azra, Preetibala, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Rani, Leena, tuntun 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.

This post is the 13600th post, 600th song of Sahir Ludhianvi and 1100th post of Sudhir Jee in the blog.

One more song that I can’t believe has not yet been included in the annals of our blog. Such a melodious, lilting and fast paced lovable song. It used to be aired on the radio quite regularly, and was one of the listening favorites. The vintage is 1964, and so quite well still retained in the memory. As I started to search for a Sahir song for this post today, I was not quite satisfied with some of the ones that showed up as possible candidates. You see, as we progress and post more songs, and the artist counts starts to close in to their total no. of songs, then in all likelihood, the better ones, the favorite ones are mostly accounted for on the blog. So if one is looking for a favorite song as a representative work of an artist, it becomes quite an effort to locate one.
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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.

This song is the 100th duet of Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt to be posted here on our blog.

As I was browsing the net earlier in the day, checking for articles and source material on Guru Dutt, I came across this she’er (couplet) which was written by the poet Kaifi Azmi in 1964, on hearing the news of Guru Dutt’s demise.

रहने को सदा दहर में आता नहीं कोई,
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई
माना की उजालों ने तुम्हें दाग़ दिये थे,
बे रात ढले शमा बुझाता नहीं कोई

rehne ko sadaa dehar mein aata nahin koi
tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin koi
maana ki ujaalon ne tumhen daagh diye the
be-raat dhale shama bujhaata nahin koi

It is true, no one comes in this world
To reside for ever
But the way you departed
No one even leaves that way
Granted that the brightness of flame
May have inflicted painful burns
But still, no one douses the lamp
Before the night comes to an end

Remembering Guru Dutt, the vital genius of Hindi cinema, on his anniversary today (9 july 2017). Had he been alive, he would have been 92 today.
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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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 55 # Qawwalis – 7#
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Under this series today we have this beautiful ‘Sufi Qawwali’ composed by C.Arjun and which is written by none other than Sahir Ludhianvi for the movie ‘Nawaab Sahib-1978’. I have vague memories of watching this movie in late seventies or early eighties, but I do not remember much about this movie or its story line. The only memory of this movie that I had carried over in my growing years and thereafter was this song ‘Hum Mein Hai Kya Ke Hamen Koi Haseena Chaahe’ sung by Mohd Rafi.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

5th June is celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ all over the world every year. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature“.

I am approaching today’s post in a different manner. Instead of going into the details of the environmental agencies, their history and purpose, the significant environmental issues being faced by humanity on this planet, etc. I am thinking of our Hindi films and their music. The nature is so intimately connected herein. We cannot imagine our Hindi Film Music without ‘connecting with nature’.
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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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“Neel Kamal” (1968) was directed by Ram Maheshwari for Kalpanalok. The movie had Waheeda Rehman, Raj Kumar, Shashikala, Balraj Sahni, Jairaj, Chhaya, Sulochana, David Abraham, Mehmood, Manoj Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Tiwari etc in it.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’ (1963) has a total of seven songs (including one multiple version song). Out of these seven songs five songs have already been posted on the blog.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13700 song posts by now.

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