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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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day:

4616 Post No. : 16256

A celebration of 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi – his 700th song being posted on our blog.

A hundred years today. Being celebrated by the 700th post on our blog.

Sahir Ludhianvi – the “. . . Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar. . .“, who would be actually “. . . Har Ik Pal Ka Shaayar. . .“, being relevant for all times, and responsive to all the pitfalls and tragedies of the human experience. But then also, never to be discounted for romanticism a la “Ye Raat Ye Chaandni Phir Kahaan. . .” and “Yoon To Hamne Laakh Haseen Dekhe Hain“, or even as “Phir Na Keeje Meri Gustaakh Nigaahi Ka Gila“, or the upbeat strings of “Mere Labon Pe Dekho Aaj Bhi Taraane Hain. . .“, or even the most in depth portrayal of the bhakti (devotion) sentiment, as in “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyaam Saanwre“, and “Tum Bansi Ho Main Taan, Ham Tum Do Nahin” and even more intense in “Aaj Sajan Mohey Ang Laga Lo. . .“.

Yes, it is the poet who is Har Ik Pal Ka Shaayar, touching all the facets of experiences of life, from the time when a child is pining for the moon as a toy, and all the way to the derelict conclusion of the human life as in “Lo Apna Jahaan Duniyawaalo, Hum Is Duniya Ko Chhod Chale“.

Sahir Sb seemed to have an affinity for the phrase ‘pal do pal’. We hear these words in ‘Railway Platform’ (1957) –

Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamaara, Pal Do Pal Ki Yaari
Aaj Ruke To Kal Karni Hai Chalne Ki Tayaari
Basti Basti Parvat Parvat. . .

Repeated in ‘Mehmaan’ (1974)

. . .
Pal Do Pal Dhoom Machha Ley
Yoon Mar Mat Mar Mat Yaaraa

In ‘Zameer’ (1975), he would write

Zindagi Hansne Gaane Ke Liye Hai Pal
Do Pal. . .

Then again in ‘Burning Train’ (1980), reminding us of the shades of ‘Railway Platform’

Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Hamaara
Pal Do Pal Ke Yaaraane Hain. . .

And yes, ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ (1976) of course,

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon
Pal Do Pal Meri Kahaani Hai
Pal Do Pal Meri Hasti Hai
Pal Do Pal Meri Jawaani Hai

In ‘Pyaasa’ of 1957, he had posed three very profound questions in the lines of poetry he wrote for that film. At a personal level, the query was “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The Jin Ke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila“. On the plane of social strife and stigma he had asked “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“. And then, the ultimate question of life that he has posed is “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“. The film gains its depths, attempting to interpret and address these questions. And more than sixty years later, these questions continue to haunt the discerning mind. Timeless queries, one would say, but still, crystallized for once in words by Sahir.

There is this one incisive insight that the poet possesses, or maybe the other way round, this incisive insight possesses the poet. Each verse, each song that he has penned in his lifetime, goes well beyond the simple words that he wrote. His words, his lines offer you, nay they force you to take a pause and think – what profundity, in just this simple arrangement of 8, 10 or 15 words. And the thought will stay in the mind for much much longer that what it took to simply read the words for once.

This life, ‘zindagi’ – the incisive insight brings out so many facets that the poet examined it. In 1954, he penned the following for ‘Taxi Driver’

Ae Meri Zindagi
Aaj Raat Jhoom Le, Aasmaan Ko Choom Le
Kis Ko Pata Hai Kal Aaye Ke Na Aaye. . .

For ‘Munim Ji’in 1955, he wrote

Ek Taraf Haseen Jalwe Hain
Ik Taraf Jawaani
Zindagi Hai Zinda. . .

In 1958, his words for ‘Light House’ are

Tang Aa Chuke Hain Kashmakash-e-Zindagi Se Hum
Thukra Na Den Jahaan Ko Kahin Be-dilee Se Hum

With 1960 came ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ and the promising words are

Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Wo Barsaat Ki Raat. . .

1962, and it is ‘Hum Dono’, with the lines

Main Zindagi Ka Sath Nibhata Chala Gaya. . .

With ‘Aaj Aur Kal’, 1963, ‘Zindagi’ was a most depressing thought.

Maut Kitni Bhi Sangdil Ho Magar
Zindagi Se To Meharbaan Hogi

‘Chandi Ki Deewaar’ and 1964, another depressing sentiment

Kahin Qaraar Na Ho Aur Kahin Khushi Na Miley
Hamaare Baad Kisi Ko Ye Zindagi Na Mile

And then, a refreshing thought in 1965, with these lines in ‘Shagoon’,

Ham Hain Maayoos Magar Itne Bhi Maayoos Nahin
Ek Na Ek Din To Yah Ashqon Ki Ladi Tootegi
Ek Na Ek Din To Chhatenge Ye Ghamon Ke Baadal
Ek Na Ek Din To Ujaale Ki Kiran Phootegi
Zindagi Zulm Sahi Zabr Sahi Gham Hi Sahi

On to 1969, and the life is a happenstance – film is ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’,

Zindagi Ittefaaq Hai
Kal Bhi Ittefaaq Thi Aaj Bhi Ittefaaq Hai

And in the same film, we have the sobering sentiment as,

Zindagi Ki Raah Mein Khushi Ke Phool Bhi
Zindagi Ki Raah Mein Ghamon Ki Dhool Bhi
Zindagi Kabhi Yaqeen Kabhi Gumaan Hai
Har Qadam Pe Teraa-Meraa Imtahaan Hai
Zindagi Ke Rang Kai Re Saathi Re. . .

Come 1975, and it is ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka’; the refrain once again is downbeat as in

Dekha Hai Zindagi Ko Kuchh Itna Qareeb Se
Chehre Tamaam Lagne Lage Hain Ajeeb Se

But then it is ‘Zameer’ in the same year that bounces back to say,

Zindagi Hansne Gaane Ke Liye Hai Pal Do Pal
Ise Khona Nahin Kho Ke Rona Nahin

Plus a more sobering thought, from the same film,

Tum Bhi Chalo Hum Bhi Chalen
Chalti Rahe Zindagi
Naa Zameen Manzil Naa Aasmaan
Zindagi Hai Zindagi

With ‘Kaala Pathar’ in 1979 came the motorcycling song that infused the bubbling spirit of freedom and hope.

Jaate Huye Qadmon Se
Aate Huye Qadmon Se
Bhari Rahegi Raahguzar
Jo Ham Gaye To Kuchh Nahin
Ik Raastaa Hai Zindagi
Jo Tham Gaye To Kuchh Nahin
Ye Qadam Kisi Muqaam Pe
Jo Jam Gaye To Kuchh Nahin

Coming to the song being presented today. It is a wonder that I thought of, as I listened to this song today after a very long time. Yes, a child pining for getting the moon to play with. And with the ‘बाल हठ’ (a child’s obduracy), it is an overwhelming experience to be able to convince the child and talk it out of its impossible wish. As I listened, I am reminded of the story from the Ramayan – the passage where Ram, as a toddler, one day gets into His mind that he wants the moon to play with. No amount of coaxing and appeasing and promises by the parents and others can talk Him out of His insistence. And the accompanying wailing and waving of arms is making Kaushalya and Dashrath very worried and uncomfortable. Rajguru, Vashishth ji is summoned for help. He arrives and says, well, if the child is wanting the moon, give Him the moon. The parents are confused, and ask Vashishth ji, as to how to make that happen.

Rajguru asks for a large dish (‘परात’) with raised edges. The dish is placed in front of the child, and is filled with water. Instantly, the likeness of the moon is reflected in the water in the dish. So Vashishth ji beckons the child and points to the reflection and says, here is the moon, now play. So the toddler Ram, seeing that the moon is now so close, puts His hands in water, but swish and splash as He may, He is not able to hold in hand, the reflection that can be seen with the eyes. But the splashing play pleases Him, and the wailing is forgotten.

Sahir Sb is addressing the same situation in this song, likely that the child is insisting on visiting ‘Chanda Mama’. And as is the rule in Hindi films – well, you have a song to for a three-minute-disposition-of-a-difficult-situation. The lines in the song are actually trying to reason with the child, based on some simple logic statements, that aim at convincing the child that they (the three bad men in the film) are much better suited to be ‘Mamma’ to the child than the distant moon.

So there is arguments like, hads ‘Chanda Mama’ ever visited you? Has ‘Chanda Mama’ ever invited you to his place. He just sits in the sky and creates a fake uproar. Where as we (the three bad men in the film) are with you every day. We play with you, we take care of you and bring you toys. And so, as is wont in Hindi films, all it takes is three minutes of music and song to change the mind of any individual in any situation. Start the song, and you can time the mind conversion almost exactly to 3 minutes (maybe plus a few more seconds).

The video of this song is not available, but it most certainly is picturized on Geeta (role played by Baby Rani) who plays the upset little child, wanting the moon, and the three bad men – Govind, Joseph and Nazir (roles played by Pran, Ajit and Anwar Hussain respectively). The singing voice for the three bad men are back played by Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Manhar. The singing voice is not identified for a few lines at the end of the song, which are apparently lip synced by the child.

The film is ‘Nanha Farishta’ from 1969. A film by T Prakash Rao, is a touching tale of three criminals whose lives are transformed by the love a small child girl they have kidnapped. The star cast of this film includes Pran, Ajit, Anwar Hussain, Baby Rani, Padmini, Pandharibai, Balraj Sahni, Johnny Walker, Suresh, Mukri, Raj Mehra, Sunder, Maruti, and Prem Kumar.

The film has four songs, all penned by Sahir Sb. The music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Two of the four songs are already showcased on our blog. This is the third song to find its place here, as the centenary celebration of this gifted poet. And we also add the celebration of adding the 700th song by Sahir Sb to our blog.

A very refreshingly joyful song – yes, Sahir Sb had the versatility to pen such gems also.

Listen and enjoy.

Song – Chanda Kaahe Ka Tera Maama (Nanha Farishta) (1969) Singer – Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar, Unidentified Child Voice, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji
Manna Dey + Mahendra Kapoor + Manhar

Lyrics

arre chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
mamma

chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
naabhe ke naama na jaama
jaama
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

na tujh se milne dharti pe aaye
na tujh ko apni nagri dikhaaye
hum ko to chanda bilkul na bhaaye
bilkul na bhaaye
hamen bilkul na bhaaye
amber pe baitha chaahat jataaye
jhootha machaaye humgaama. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

hum tujh ko nit nit godi khelaayen
arre nehla dhula ke powder lagaayen
haathi dilaayen ghoda dilaayen
haathi dilaayen munni ghoda dilaayen
naach aur ga ke kartab dikhaayen
tak dhin tak dhin sa re ga ma. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma

tu hai chaheti tu hai dulaari
mariam hamaari seeta hamaari
dil tujh pe sadqe
jaan tujh pe waari
donon jahaan se tu hum ko hai pyaari
hum ne tera haath thaama. . .
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre tum ho mere mammaa
chanda kaahe ka tera mamma
chanda nahin hai mera mamma
mamma
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa
mamma mamma mamma
arre hum hain tere mammaa

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Hindi Script Lyrics
(Provided by Sudhir)
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अरे चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
मामा

चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
नाभे के नामा ना जामा
जामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

ना तुझसे मिलने धरती पे आए
ना तुझको अपनी नागरी दिखाये
हमको तो चंदा बिलकुल ना भाए
बिलकुल ना भाए
हमें बिलकुल ना भाए
अंबर पे बैठा चाहत जताए
झूठा मचाये हंगामा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

हम तुझको नित नित गोदी खिलाएँ
अरे नहला धुला के पाउडर लगाएँ
हाथी दिलाएँ घोड़ा दिलाएँ
हाथी दिलाएँ मुन्नी घोड़ा दिलाएँ
नाच और गा के करतब दिखाएँ
तक धिन तक धिन सा रे गा मा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा

तू है चहेती तू है दुलारी
मरियम हमारी सीता हमारी
दिल तुझपे सदक़े
जां तुझपे वारी
दोनों जहां से तू हमको है प्यारी
हमने तेरा हाथ थामा॰ ॰ ॰
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे तुम हो मेरे मामा
चंदा काहे का तेरा मामा
चंदा नहीं है मेरा मामा
मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा
मामा मामा मामा
अरे हम हैं तेरे मामा

 


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Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16255

“Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) was directed by Jawar N Sitaraman for Gemini Productions, Madras. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Biswajeet, Tanuja, Shashikala, Jagirdar, Aseem Kumar, Abhimanyu Sharma, Gopal Krishnan, Sharad Kumar, Lalita Kumari, Praveen Pal, Sarita Devi etc in it.

This movie had five songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Date posted
7185 Mil ley mil ley mil ley 1 December 2012
8756 Mewa ghareebon ka tere mere naseebon ka 2 September 2013
15269 Insaanon ne paise ke liye aapas ka pyaar mitaa daala 25 October 2019
16242 Jaane kyun baar baar baar mera dil 2 March 2021

The movie had lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi and music by Ravi. Today(8 march 2021) is Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth anniversary and Ravi’s ninth remembrance day. On this occasion, here is the fifth and final song from “Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) to appear in the blog.

Only the audio seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

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

ith this song, all the songs of “Paisa Ya Pyaar”(1969) have been covered and the movie thus gets YIPPEED in the blog.

With this song, Ravi unnoticeably reaches 500 songs mark in the blog as a music director.

Audio

Song-Tu bhi number ek hai pyaare main bhi number ek (Paisa Ya Pyaar)(1969) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

aley ae
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

dharti maa
aakaash pitaa
aur ham sab beti bete ae

phir kyun ek footpath pe soye
ek mahlon mein lete ae
dharti maa
aakaash pitaa
aur ham sab beti bete ae

phir kyun ek footpath pe soye
ek mahlon mein lete
ab sab ek banenge
jaise
ham tum ho gaye ek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

la la la laa la laa aa
la la la laa la laa
ho ho ho ho ho
ahaa haa haa haa

jinki moti tondey khaa gayin
duniya bhar ki rakme ae

samjhe thhe wo chor ke
ham hai un logon ke haq mein
arey jinki moti tondey khaa gayin
duniya bhar ki rakme ae

samjhe thhe wo chor ke
ham hain un logon ke haq mein
hamne aisi suyee chubhoyi
kar diyaa tond mein chhed

tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
he he he he he he he
aley

poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

arey
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

jinki sochen boodhhi
aklen andhi
shaklen bhaddi

kehte thhe ham jisko chaahen
de den desh ki gaddi ee
jinki sochen boodhhi
aklen andhi
shaklen bhaddi

kehte thhe ham jisko chaahen
de den desh ki gaddi
nayi nasl se takkar le li
kar baithhe mistake

aley
mistake
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

arey
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek

thheek nishaane par yoon maaraa
hamne apnaa golaa aa

poonchh dabaakar bhaag gayaa
maidaan se munh hi kaalaa
thheek nishaane par yoon maaraa
hamne apnaa golaa aa

poonchh dabaakar bhaag gayaa
maidaan se munh hi kaalaa
haath se haath miley ab
yaani hand se hand ho shake
siyaawar ramchandra ki jai

ale
pawansut hanuman ki jai
?
aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek
poore syndicate ke
hamne diye hain ghutne tek

aley ae
tu bhi number ek hai pyaare
main bhi number ek


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Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16254

Today (8 march 2021) is the birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi(8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980). Yesterday (7 match 2021) was the remembrance day of Ravi (3 March 1926- 7 March 2012) as well. Together this lyricist-music director pair worked in 19 movies. Out of all music directors that Sahir Ludhianvi worked with, his collaboration with Ravi was the longest. Avinash Scrapwala, during his just concluded Sahir Ludhianvi series of articles, has given a detailed account of this collaboration in this article.

Vast majority of songs that the dou created in HFM have already been covered. We are left with just a few songs of this collaboration that are yet to be covered.

“Mehmaan”(1974) is one of those few movies that offeres us the opportunuty to discuss songs of Sahirv Ludhianvi and Ravi.

“Mehmaan”(1974) was produced by Shatrujit Paul and directed by K P Atma for Shatrujit films, Bombay. The movie had Biswajit, Rekha, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tarun Bose, Sulochana Latkar, Mukri, B.B.Bhalla, Lata Sinha, Gopal Sehgal, Indira Bansal,Braham Bhardwaj, Pratima devi, Moolchand, Azad, Mona, Thakurdas Chabra, Helen etc. The movie introduced Jogindar aka Joginder Shelly to Hindi movies.

“Mehmaan”(1974) had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Mehmaan”(1974) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. It is picturised as a cabarat dance song on Helen. It is also a villain’s den song, with Azaad duly tied up by the villains. One can notice Tarun Bose, Joginder Shelly, Manmohan Krishan and Chinoo Shikaari aka Chinu Rajput also in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

video link:

Song-Tu darr mat darr mat yaara (Mehmaan)(1974) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa
gham kar mat kar mat yaaraa
pal do pal dhoom machha ley
yoon mar mat mar mat yaaraa
kal kiss ne dekha kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa
gham kar mat kar mat yaaraa
pal do pal dhoom machha ley
yoon mar mat mar mat yaaraa
kal kiss ne dekha
kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa

ye raat behki behki
ye zulf mehki mehki
ye jism koraa koraa
ye rang goraa goraa
ye honth kaanpe kaanpe
ye saans haanpe haanpe
ye mastiyon ke gherey
ye makhmali andherey
aa jaa kareeb mere
kal kiss ne dekha kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa
gham kar mat kar mat yaaraa
pal do pal dhoom machha ley
yoon mar mat mar mat yaaraa
kal kiss ne dekha
kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa

kiss kaam ka hai yaaraa
ye door ka nazaaraa
ye gaal badhke chhoo ley
ye baal badhke chhoo ley
kuchch paanv tharrtharaaye
kuchch jism kasmassaye
nass nass badan ki phadke
seene mein aag bhadhke
dil dil se milke dhadhke
kal kiss ne dekha kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa
gham kar mat kar mat yaaraa
pal do pal dhoom machha le
yoon mar mat mar mat yaaraa
kal kiss ne dekha
kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa

jiss ne bhi dil ko tokaa
khud ko diya hai dhokha
aa door gham se ho jaa
be-baaq hum se ho jaa
ye aish do ghadi ka
hai raaz zindagi ka
baahon mein mujhko bhar ley
har khauff se guzar ley
ehsaan khud pe kar ley
kal kiss ne dekha
kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa
gham kar mat kar mat yaaraa
pal do pal dhoom machha ley
yoon mar mat mar mat yaaraa
kal kiss ne dekha
kal aaye to
shaayad hum na hon
tu dar mat dar mat yaaraa


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

Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16253

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-11
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Welcome all to this post on ‘Sahir and His Music Directors’.

Today’s post is the last post in this series. In this post, I will give update on Sahir’s filmography and the statistics of the songs so far covered on the blog.

Let us take a look on the posts earlier covered under this series;

Sr.No. Song Title Movie Name & its Year Music Director Posted On
01 Ho balle balle bhai reshmi dupatta waaliye ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ Hridaynath Mangeshkar 26.10.2020
02 Aaja meri jawaani ko mastaani ko ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ Sonik Omi 04.12.2020
03 O natkhat nanhi laadli ‘Nanhaa Farishta-1969’ Kalyanji-Anandji 26.12.2020
04 Sharmaa na yoon ‘Joshila-1973’ R.D. Burman 02.01.2021
05 Marta hai koyi to mar jaaye ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ Khayyam 30.01.2021
06 Haathhaapaayee naa karo ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do-1982’ Laxmikant-Pyarelal 02.02.2021
07 Meharbaan kaise kaise ‘Jaagriti-1977’ Laxmikant-Pyarelal 09.02.2021
08 Main hoon pari adaaon bhari ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’ N. Datta 28.02.2021
09 Jaane kyun baar baar baar mera dil ‘Paisa Ya Pyaar-1969’ Ravi 02.03.2021
10 Meri baari re kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’ Ravi 04.03.2021

The purpose of the above posts was to take a look on the collaboration of Sahir Ludhianvi as Lyricist with various music directors, and to discuss a song composed by the respective music director from a movie which has so far not been ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog.

In the ‘one-movie collaboration’ three movies were eligible viz. ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Pe-1948’ (MD-G.D. Kapoor), ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ (MD-Sonik Omi) and ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ (MD- Hridaynath Mangeshkar).
Sahir wrote four songs for ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Pe-1948’ of which only one has been posted on the blog earlier. The remaining three songs have not been traced or are unavailable as of now.
From ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ only one song had been posted earlier but ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ was only one short of Yippeeee, so here we took a song composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar from ‘Dhanwaan-1981’ and it was posted on 26.10.2020.

Moving forward we covered another song from the ‘one movie collaboration’ where the movie ‘Bhaai Ho To Aisa-1972’ was having only one song posted since 24.01.2009.

In the third post we discussed the ‘two-movies collaboration’ with a song from music director Kalyanji-Anandji from ‘Nanha Farishta-1969’ as it was the oldest movie not ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog from this ‘collaboration’. (Here in this scenario, we were also having songs composed by Ravindra Jain from the movie ‘Ham Tere Aashiq Hain-1979’ to be posted on the blog.)

The ‘three-movies collaboration’ of Sahir was only with music director Madan Mohan and all the songs of this ‘collaboration’ were already covered on the blog. So, we moved to the ‘four-movies collaboration’ where we had an opportunity to cover songs composed by R.D. Burman. Out of the four movies of ‘Sahir-Pancham collaboration’, we had two movies viz. ‘Joshilaa-1973’ and ‘The Burning Train-1980’ of which songs were available to be posted. We covered a song from ‘Joshilaa-1973’ as it was the oldest movie pending.

In the ‘five-movies collaboration’ we had two music directors viz. O.P. Nayyar and Khayyam Saab.
All songs composed by O.P. Nayyar had already been covered on the blog long back and we had only one movie ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’ where music was composed by Khayyam Saab, and few of its songs were remaining to be posted. In the post no.5, we discussed a song from ‘Chambal Ki Kasam-1979’.

We did not have any ‘six-movies collaboration’, so we move to ‘seven-movies collaboration’ where we had Roshan and Laxmikant-Pyarelal collaborating with Sahir for seven movies each.
But in this case also we first discussed a song from a debutant movie which was so far not launched on the blog. This movie was ‘Jiyo Aur Jeene Do-1982’ where Sahir Ludhianvi had written lyrics for two songs and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. We covered a song from this movie in the sixth post under this series.

In the next article we again took a song from the above collaboration from the movie ‘Jaagriti-1977’ which was already present on the blog.

After this ‘seven-movie collaboration’, we were left with three great collaborations of Sahir Ludhianvi with music directors N. Datta, S.D. Burman and Ravi. All these were more than ‘ten-movies collaborations’.

In the eighth post we discussed the Sahir-N. Datta collaboration for seventeen movies with a song from ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’.

Next collaboration as per the number of movies was eighteen movies of Sahir-S.D. Burman collaboration.

From this collaboration three songs of ‘Laal Kunwar’ are pending to be covered, but these songs are not available and it seems that they were difficult to find. We are not concluding them as ‘lost’ hoping that someday somebody will come up with their links.

However, one ‘snippet’ of ‘verses’ from ‘Pyaasaa-1957’ was available to covered which we left to be covered on a ‘special day’ with ‘special post’.

Here we move on to the next ‘big collaboration’ which is ‘Sahir Ludhianvi and music director Ravi’. They collaborated in nineteen movies. In the ninth post we took a song from the oldest movie pending on the blog which was ‘Paisaa Ya Pyaar-1969’ because one song from ‘Gumraah-1963’ has not been traced till date and we hope that this will also be found some day or other in the future.

Taking ‘cinematic liberty 😊’ again, in the tenth post, we covered a beautiful bhajan composed by Music Director Ravi from the movie ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’. And we also took a look at the filmography of ‘Sahir-Ravi collaboration’.

In this series we tried to bring on board songs by various music directors that were yet to be posted on the blog.

And after the last post i.e., post no. 10 of 04.03.2021 the list of remaining Sahir songs on the blog is as given below;

Sno Name of the Movie Year Music Director Remaining songs
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 3
7 Laal Kunwar 1952 S.D. Burman 3
53 Dilli Ka Daada 1962 N. Dutta 1
58 Gumraah 1963 Ravi 1
78 Nanha Farishta 1969 Kalyanji – Anandji 2
79 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 Ravi 1
85 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 3
91 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi 2
101 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 2
104 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain 5
106 Chambal Ki Qasam 1979 Khayyam 2
107 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N. Dutta 4
109 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman 2
112 Jiyo Aur Jeene Do 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 1
115 Chingaari 1989 Ravi 2

Readers might have noted that while discussing the songs composed by various music directors, we have so far not covered a song composed by music director Ravindra Jain.
So, here in this post today, we are discussing a song composed by him from the movie ‘Ham Tere Aashiq Hain-1979’ of which only one song has been posted so far on 27.06.2019 on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar. It is lip synced on screen by Hema Malini and Jeetendra respectively.

The words of the song are interesting in the context of this series ‘planned’ by me and the ‘goal’ to be achieved 😊
But still as on today I cannot say ‘maar liyaa maidaan’ as the song goes … though I can say ‘ghodaa-maidaan door nahin’ 😊 and only readers can tell ‘kaisaa rahaa palaan’ 😊 ‘badhhiyaa rahaa ya nahin’ 😊

I leave it here for the song to be enjoyed by readers (a lesser heard song though, may be because the movie was also not successful, I think) …

As a parting gift for today, here is the list of Sahir filmography with respect to the songs already posted on the blog excluding the today’s song; (readers can well guess here ‘what the ‘goal’ is. If it is achieved well and good, and even if it is not achieved, I am satisfied that I tried my best to do something … now leaving it to the ‘powers’ beyond my control 😊)
(I am thankful to Atul ji and Sudhir ji for giving me this opportunity to do this write-ups and also I am thankful to all readers of this blog who have read this posts and given their feedback with comments) …

Sno Movie Year MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aazadi Ki Raah Pe 1948 G.D. Kapoor 1 4 4
2 Baazi 1951 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
3 Naujawan 1951 S.D. Burman 7 7 7
4 Sazaa 1951 S.D. Burman 1 1 1
5 Doraaha 1952 Anil Biswas 1 1 1
6 Jaal 1952 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
7 Laal Kunwar 1952 S.D. Burman 8 11 11
8 Alif Laila 1953 Shyam Sundar 8 8 8
9 Armaan 1953 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
10 Baabla 1953 S.D. Burman 6 6 6
11 Humsafar 1953 Ali Akbar Khan 7 8 8
12 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 S.D. Burman 8 7 7
13 Shahenshah 1953 S.D. Burman 9 9 9
14 Sholey 1953 Dhani Ram 1 1 1
15 Angaarey 1954 S.D. Burman 10 10 10
16 Radha Krishna 1954 S.D. Burman 2 2 2
17 Saavdhan 1954 Vasant Ramchandra 7 7 7
18 Taxi Driver 1954 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
19 Chingaari 1955 Manohar 1 1 1
20 Devdas 1955 S.D. Burman 10 10 10
21 House No.44 1955 S.D. Burman 8 8 9
22 Joru Ka Bhaai 1955 Jaidev 2 2 2
23 Marine Drive 1955 N. Dutta 6 6 6
24 Milaap 1955 N. Dutta 8 8 8
25 Munimji 1955 S.D. Burman 7 7 7
26 Railway Platform 1955 Madan Mohan 10 10 8
27 Society 1955 S.D. Burman 8 8 8
28 Chandrakaanta 1956 N. Dutta 9 9 8
29 Funtoosh 1956 S.D. Burman 8 8 9
30 Bade Sarkar 1957 O.P. Nayyar 4 4 4
31 Naya Daur 1957 O.P. Nayyar 9 9 9
32 Pyaasa 1957 S.D. Burman 12 8 12
33 Tumsa Nahin Dekha 1957 O.P. Nayyar 1 1 1
34 12 O’ Clock 1958 O.P. Nayyar 2 2 2
35 Light House 1958 N. Dutta 7 7 7
36 Phir Subah Hogi 1958 Khayyam 8 8 8
37 Sadhna 1958 N. Dutta 6 6 6
38 Sone Ki Chidiya 1958 O.P. Nayyar 7 7 7
39 Bhai Bahan 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 8
40 Chaar Dil Chaar Raahein 1959 Anil Biswas 7 7 6
41 Dhool Ka Phool 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 9
42 Didi 1959 N. Dutta 5 5 5
Didi 1959 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1
43 Laal Nishaan 1959 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1
44 Naach Ghar 1959 N. Dutta 10 10 10
45 Baabar 1960 Roshan 5 5 5
46 Barsaat Ki Raat 1960 Roshan 12 12 9
47 Girl Friend 1960 Hemant Kumar 7 7 7
48 Hum Hindustani 1960 Usha Khanna 1 1 1
49 Maasoom 1960 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1
50 Dharamputra 1961 N. Dutta 8 8 8
51 Hum Dono 1961 Jaidev 6 6 6
52 Dilli Ka Daada 1962 N. Dutta 3 4 4
53 Kaalaa Samandar 1962 N. Dutta 1 1 1
54 Aaj Aur Kal 1963 Ravi 9 8 9
55 Bahurani 1963 C. Ramchandra 7 7 7
56 Dil Hi To Hai 1963 Roshan 11 10 11
57 Gumraah 1963 Ravi 7 8 8
58 Mujhe Jeene Do 1963 Jaidev 6 5 5
59 Pyaar Ka Bandhan 1963 Ravi 5 5 5
60 Taj Mahal 1963 Roshan 10 10 11
61 Chaandi Ki Deewaar 1964 N. Dutta 8 8 9
62 Chitralekha 1964 Roshan 8 8 7
63 Dooj Ka Chaand 1964 Roshan 9 8 9
64 Ghazal 1964 Madan Mohan 8 7 8
65 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 8 8 8
66 Bahu Beti 1965 Ravi 7 7 7
67 Kaajal 1965 Ravi 11 11 13
68 Waqt 1965 Ravi 8 8 8
69 Bahu Begum 1967 Roshan 9 9 9
70 Humraaz 1967 Ravi 5 5 5
71 Aaankhein 1968 Ravi 6 6 6
72 Do Kaliyaan 1968 Ravi 8 8 8
73 Izzat 1968 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 7 7 7
74 Neel Kamal 1968 Ravi 7 7 8
75 Vaasna 1968 Chitragupta 6 6 6
76 Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969 Ravi 9 9 10
77 Nanha Farishta 1969 Kalyanji-Anandji 2 4 4
78 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 Ravi 4 5 5
79 Mann Ki Aankhein 1970 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 6 6 6
80 Nayaa Raasta 1970 N.Dutta 8 8 8
81 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 1970 Ravi 7 8 9
82 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 Ravi 4 4 4
83 Sansaar 1971 Chitragupta 7 7 7
84 Bhaai Ho To Aisa 1972 Sonik Omi 2 5 5
85 Daastaan 1972 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 5 5 6
86 Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 R.D. Burman 6 6 5
87 Daag 1973 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 7 7 6
88 Dhundh 1973 Ravi 4 3 3
89 Joshila 1973 R.D. Burman 8 8 8
90 Mehmaan 1973 Ravi 4 6 6
91 36 Ghante 1974 Sapan Chakravarty 4 4 4
92 Deewaar 1975 R.D. Burman 5 5 5
93 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 Ravi 7 5 8
94 Zameer 1975 Sapan Chakravarty 7 7 8
95 Kabhie Kabhie 1976 Khayyam 10 10 12
96 Laila Majnu 1976 Madan Mohan 6 6 7
Laila Majnu 1976 Jaidev 4 4 3
97 Shankar Shambhu 1976 Kalyanji-Anandji 5 5 5
98 Amaanat 1977 Ravi 8 8 7
99 Jaagriti 1977 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 2 4 4
100 Nawaab Saahib 1978 C. Arjun 5 4 5
101 Trishul 1978 Khayyam 7 7 8
102 Hum Tere Aashiq Hain 1979 Ravindra Jain 1 6 6
103 Kaalaa Patthar 1979 Rajesh Roshan 6 6 7
104 Chambal Ki Qasam 1979 Khayyam 6 8 8
105 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N.Dutta 2 6 6
106 Insaaf Ka Taraazu 1980 Ravindra Jain 4 4 4
107 The Burning Train 1980 R.D. Burman 4 6 6
108 Dhanwaan 1981 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 5 5 5
109 Deedaar-E-Yaar 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 4 5 4
110 Jiyo Aur Jeene Do 1982 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 3 2 2
111 Lakshmi 1982 Usha Khanna 2 2 2
112 Sachche Moti 1962/1967 N.Dutta 6 6 6
113 Chingaari 1989 Ravi 5 7 7
TOTAL 695 717 733
114 Picnic Unreleased N. Dutta 1
TOTAL 696 717 733

Let us now enjoy this song. It is a light hearted song but Sahir still finds opportunities to slip in comments about social malpractices viz jaat paat, naslwaad, rang bhed etc. etc.

Video

Audio

Song-Hamne maar liya maidaan (Ham Tere Aashiq Hain)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravindra Jain
Both

Lyrics

hurrrrrey ae ae ae
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan
kaisaa rahaa palaan
apnaa badhiyaa rahaa palaan
waah re chaachaa
waah bhatiji
main to donon pe qurbaan
oye qurbaan n a
waah re chaachaa
waah re bhatije
main to donon pe qurbaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

dekh liyaa ye
duniyaa kyaa hai
kyaa hai duniyaawaale ae ae
sone ki chaabi se khulte
sab ke dilon ke taaley ae

jo is bhed se waaqif hain
wo sabko jeb mein daalen
jo is bhed se waaqif hain
wo sabko jeb mein daalen

haan
hamne ye gur seekh liyaa
ham hain qaabil insaan
you are right meri jaan
hamne ye gur seekh liyaa
ham hain qaabil insaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

rang ka bhed aur
nasl ke jhagde
sab kehne ki baatein ae
jinke ghar lakshami ka deraa
unki oonchi jaatein

arey aage chaley rupaiyyaa paisaa
peechhe chale baraatein
aage chaley rupaiyyaa paisaa
peechhe chale baraatein

dukaanon ke label dekh ke
bikte hain pakwaan

you are right meri jaan
dukaanon ke label dekh ke
bikte hain pakwaan

arey
maar liyaa maidaan
hamne maar liyaa maidaan

kaisaa rahaa palaan
apnaa badhiyaa rahaa palaan
laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laal aa
laa laa laa laa
la la la la laal aa
la la ra la ra laa


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Today is the 8th of March.
A date that has an immediate connect with those who love Urdu poetry, and lyrics of Hindi films.

They celebrate it every year as the birth anniversary of one of the giants of 20th century Urdu poetry, and easily one of the most highly regarded lyricists the Hindi film industry has known.

I’m talking about Sahir Ludhianvi, of course.
He is right up there as one of the greatest – and I don’t think anyone disputes this.

It’s no secret to those who have read my previous posts here that I’m a massive fan of Sahir. I’ve written many posts on him here – on practically every birth and death anniversary of his. And even some in between.

And yet today is an extra extra special day.

For it’s not just another birth anniversary of his – it is his birth CENTENARY.

Yes, he was born on 8th March 1921 – in other words, exactly 100 years ago.

I need to take a deep breath here to take in this occasion.

What a momentous one it is!

I suppose a centenary is also an opportunity to take a step back and look at what the person’s influence has been over the period in question.

And that is what I hope to do a little bit of here in this post.

Sahir passed away in 1980 – he was only 59 at the time.

But what a life!

Like Lincoln supposedly said “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”.

Sahir lived a life that influenced not only people during his lifetime, but is also inspirational for people, like me and many others, 40 years after his death.

(I hope you can hear this from up there, Sahir saab!)

To understand the influence of Sahir, we need to look at him as more than just a poet.
There were poets before him – and there have been poets after him too.
In his own words, “mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye” and “kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunne waale”.
And it’s true.
And mind you, they have all, in their own ways, been fabulous too.
We should not demean any of their poetic abilities.

And yet where Sahir stands out, even while being exceptional as a poet, is in being exceptional in speaking out against power and oppression.

No one, NO ONE, did it as well as Sahir.
Or as frequently.

And for that, Sahir is in a league of one.

He exemplified the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” better than any other poet I know, post-independence, with his poetry repeatedly exposing the hypocrisy in Indian society, and the ills prevalent across various sections of it. He railed against patriarchy and misogyny, against capitalists exploiting labour, against the government silencing dissent.

How can you NOT love such a person?

It all probably started early in Sahir’s life, when, having to choose between his rich father and his suffering mother, he chose the latter.

Maybe that was the trigger for him for the rest of his life, because he always spoke up for the poor, the underprivileged, the oppressed, the marginalized.

Of course there’s more to Sahir than just this.
He had amazing variety too.
Romantic songs. The songs of Hum Dono, Taj Mahal, Gumraah, Humraaz, Shagun and Waqt come immediately to my mind.
Philosophical songs. Main zindagi ka saath, aage bhi jaane na tu, mann ri tu kaahe na dheer dhare, kabhi khud pe…
Bhajans. Aan milo aan milo Shyam saanvre , Allah tero naam and tora mann darpan kehlaaye come to mind.
Qawwalis. Songs of Barsaat Ki Raat and Taj Mahal, for example.
Songs on mother-child relationship – Mujhe Jeene Do, Dhool Ka Phool and Trishul, among others.
Pure fun, zany songs. Sar jo tera chakraaye, aye meri topi palat ke aa.

Each one a gem.

And yet, as I look back on this centenary occasion, it is Sahir’s songs that speak of society, and speak TO society, that I would consider as his most significant and lasting influence.

Without them too, he would be a GREAT poet, no doubt.
But with them, he elevates himself from being just a great poet, to being a decent and conscious human being.

And that to me is far more important than anything else.

So let’s quickly run through some of his poetry where he talks about, or, to, society.
There are many songs of course, but I’ll just mention a few here.

Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke – Pyaasa (1957)
Ye mehlon ye takhton – Pyaasa (1957)
Saathi haath badhaana – Naya Daur (1957)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko – Sadhna (1958)
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Wo subah kabhi to aayegi – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Cheen-o-Arab hamaara – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Khuda-e-bartar – Taj Mahal (1963)
Na munh chhupa ke jiyo – Humraaz (1967)
Ponchh kar ashq apni aankhon se – Naya Raasta (1970)
Samaj ko badal daalo – Samaj Ko Badal Daalo (1970)

Sahir’s lyrics for such songs were piercing – they went straight to the heart.
It was as if he was pouring out his agony, venting his frustration at society. Showing it a mirror, exposing its hypocrisy.

For example, these seemingly innocuous lines (Sadhna-1958):

kaho jee tum kya kya khareedoge
yahaan to har cheez bikti hai

mohabbat bechti hoon main
sharaafat bechti hoon main
na ho ghairat to le jo
ki ghairat bechti hoon main

Powerful.

Of course, it was not always doom and gloom in his lyrics.
Even while he was critical of society and its ills, he also wrote uplifting lyrics, with hope in them.
Like na munh chhupa ke jiyo , ponchh kar ashq, wo subah kabhi to aayegi mentioned above.
So it’s a combination of frustration and hope – which is probably a pretty accurate representation of his own personality. 🙂
Sahir was himself known to be fairly moody – cheerful one moment, morose the next.

I can keep on and on about Sahir and his songs – I haven’t even scratched the surface.
I haven’t even talked about gems like “pyar par bas to nahin” – Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). But then, one really can’t do justice to Sahir in one post.

So I’m going to force myself to move on – and get to the song for this post.

Before I get to the song, one other thing.

Today, the 8th of March, is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.

It is such a coincidence that both Sahir’s birth date and this date are the same.

Or was it pre-ordained in a sense, because if there was one person who regularly spoke up for women, their rights, how they’ve been oppressed, it was Sahir.

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko from Sadhna-1958 is of course one of Hindi cinema’s classics. I’ve heard this song many times – and every time it gives me a punch in the gut.

But there were other lesser-known songs too.

And this song which I’m posting today is in that category.

It is from Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982).

Since Sahir passed away in 1980, I’m presuming this was one of his last few songs.
Or maybe he had written this earlier, but it got used only later in this film.

Anyway, as usual, it is Avinashji who has helped me with this.
He sent me the lyrics – and, considering it is Sahir’s Day AND Woman’s Day today, it seems to be just the right song for the occasion.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment about the situation, but the words of the song are powerful – and typically Sahir.

As usual, he talks about exploitation of women in Indian society.
And he references often to Seeta to bring home his point.
How women even today have to go through Agni Pariksha like Seeta had to.
How every woman is expected to just accept oppression without protest.
How even Seeta, who accompanied Ram during his exile, had to listen to his admonition of her.
How a woman can be expected to save herself in a world that has been created for man.
How, when even Ram could be influenced against Seeta, what hope for mere mortals?
How it is the lot of women like Seeta to be born in every era only to bear the burdens of this world.

I must admit the lyrics are very depressing.
Possibly some of the most depressing I have ever come across.
And I’d really like to think the lyrics are also highly exaggerated, and this isn’t today’s reality anyway. After all these lyrics are from more than 40 years ago, and a lot has changed since.

Or has it?

Yes, on one level, it has.
Many more women are better off today than they were 40 years ago.
More educated, more independent.
And yet, most of these are probably from middle- or upper classes of society.
(And even amongst them, there are many horror stories that don’t come to light).
But beyond these, there are many millions of women in India for whom life is a daily struggle.
From the moment they wake up early in the morning, to the moment they finally go to sleep that night, it is a day of just work, work and work. Women are taken so much for granted that society expects nothing less from them.
A woman just relaxing or enjoying herself is a rare sight – it almost seems out of place.
And so many women (especially among the poor) have sadly internalized this lifestyle of struggle, so they think it’s the most normal thing to do.
And I haven’t even talked about women’s safety here – that’s another minefield of a topic where, thanks to men, women don’t feel safe at all anytime during the day, every single day of their lives.
As a man, enjoying freedom that I take for granted, I just cannot imagine how it must be to live like this. All one’s life.

So yes, LOTS to think about.
And LOTS of work to do.
And the ball is in the court of MEN, not WOMEN.
For the simple reason that the cause of the problem is MEN, not WOMEN.

So then I think, however depressing the lyrics of this Sahir song are, are they more depressing than the actual lives of many women in India?

Anyway, this is supposed to be a day of celebration – I do not want to spoil the mood.
And yet, I cannot pretend – so if you don’t mind, I’d like it to be treated as a day of reflection for men too. Sahir would’ve liked that.

Thank you, Sahir saab, for your searing poetry. And for always standing up for the oppressed, and raising awareness on the right issues.
It is entirely our failing as a society that we have failed to make the lyrics you wrote all those decades ago irrelevant.
They are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.

And on that extremely sobering note, let me now end this post.
Thank you for reading.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Seeta ke liye likkhaa hai yahi (Jiyo Aur Jeene Do)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chup chup apni jaan pe sah jaa aa aa
Duniya ka anyaay
Koyi nahin is dharti par
Jo tera dard bataaye

Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

Gairon ke kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Gairon ke ae kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Jis Raam ke sang ban ban bhatke
Us Raam ki bhi dutkaar sahe
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti ki tarah har bhaar sahe
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Purushon ki banaayi duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Purushon ki banaayi ee duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Jis zahar se Raam ka man na bachaa
Us zahar se kya insaan bache
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Us reet se kaise jaan bache
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Jeete ji kasht uthhaana
Marne pe sati kahlaana hai
Marne ae pe sati kahlaana hai
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Yoon hi ye katha dohraana hai
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चुप चुप अपनी जान पे सह जा आ
दुनिया का अन्याय
कोई नहीं इस धरती पर
जो तेरा दर्द बटाय

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

गैरों के कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे
गैरों के ए कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे ए
जिस राम के संग बन बन भटके
उस राम की भी दुत्कार सहे
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती की तरह हर भार सहे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

पुरुषों की बनायी दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
पुरुषों की बनायी ई दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
जिस ज़हर से राम का मन न बचा
उस ज़हर से क्या इंसान बचे
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
उस रीत से कैसे जान बचे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

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

इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
जीते जी कष्ट उठाना
मरने पे सती कहलाना है
मरने ए पे सती कहलाना है
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
यूँ ही ये कथा दोहराना है

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही


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

Blog Day :

4616 Post No. : 16251

Rafi Sahab’s legendary associations: 02
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Saahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary
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It is Sahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary on 08/03/2021 and I have the good fortune of writing for the last remaining song/snippet from ‘Pyasa’ 1957 to post on this occassion. There is no better showcase then the musical canvas of this classic film, I could not ask for a better opportunity. Thank you Avinash ji for giving me this gift.

It is arguably the best of Sahir, among the very best of S. D. Burman and most intense music score by him. It was Rafi sahab’s voice that becomes the poet and the poet becomes a Rafi personified because of the voice over in playback, in romance, in confusion, in jest, in irritation, in poetic narration, in bitterness, inebriation, in rebellion, and in cursing. Sahir made the so-called curse words in urdu palpable in poetry.

This is the list of all songs of “Pyaasa(1957)” already posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Jaane wo kaise log the jinke pyaar ko pyaar mila 21 April 2009
Ham aapki aankhon mein is dil ko basaa den to 10 september 2009
Aaj sajan mohe ang lagaalo janam safal ho jaaye 25 October 2009
Ye duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kyaa hai 26 September 2009
Sar jo tera chakraaye yaa dil doobaa jaaye 27 September 2009
Jinhe naaz hai Hind par wo kahaan hain 16 October 2010
Jaane kyaa toone kahi jaane kyaa maine suni 5 October 2011
Rut phire par din hamaare phire na 13 January 2012
Tang aa chuke hain kashmakashe zindagi se ham 17 January 2012
Ye hanste huye phool ye mehka hua gulshan 8 June 2017
Peechhe peechhe duniya aage aage hum 9 July 2017

S. D. Burman was never averse to having both Lata and Asha Bhonsle sing for his song, but they are conspicuously absent in this music score. Geeta Dutt is singing for both Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha in this film.

My post on Sahir Ludhianvi’s remembrance day in 2020 is for the song where I have highlighted the effect of Iqbal on the Sahir and his poetry. This blog is one of the widely followed and read serious blogs on film music, and I thought, the aficionados of Sahir’s poetry would have some opinion to put forward, regarding my theory which I gave in that post.

I am reproducing a brief intro of Sahir from the book “Yeh un dinon ki baat hai” by Yasir Abbasi :

“Talkhi (bitterness) entered Sahir’s life early when his father chose to name him Abdul Ha’ee purely to spite a nieghbour. With a troubled childhood behind, he was still in his early 20’s when he stormed the literary arena with his first collection of poems, Talkhiyaan(1944). Films beckoned with Aazadi ke rahh par (1948), but it was with Naujawan and Baazi (both in 1951) – that he arrived with a bang. Widely regarded as the finest lyricist to grace Hindi cinema, he scaled dizzying heights with Pyaasa (1957). He was always vociferously critical of any kind of oppression, and in his indictment of social ills, he spared no one – be it the society(Aurat ne janam diya – Sadhna/1958), a bygone emperor (mere mehboob kahin aur – Ghazal/1964) or God (aasman pe hai khuda – Phir subah hogi/1958). Yet the same man could stir up romance like no one else when he wrote Abhi na jaao chhod kar (Hum dono/1961) or kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai (Kabhie kabhie/1976). Temperamental but absolutely sublime at his craft, Sahir Ludhianvi elevated the lyricist in hindi films and raised the bench mark to a level that a few could touch.”

I have no arguments with the above introduction, but to add a few more dimensions in the expressing the intricacies of human relationship and romantic entanglements, Sahir’s intro is incomplete without these songs:

1. Tum agar mujh ko na chaaho to koyi baat nahin
2. Chalo ek baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen
3. Zindagi bhar nahi bhulegi wo barsaat ki raat
4. Jo baat tujh mein hai teri tasveer mein nahin

There are many more, but the above should give a fair idea of the term ‘absolutely sublime’ in the above intro.

One more small para in the same book, an absolute gem, is this:

Aisa mehsoos hota hai ki Sahir ne apni shakhsiyat ka saara gudaaz shai’ri mein bhar diya hai aur sha’iri ki saari jaaduiyat apne khat-o-khaal mein jazb kar li hai. Aaine se aaina-gar ka ubharna lateefa hi sahi lekin Talkhiyaan ka mutaal’aa keejiye to uss ke musannif ki rooh bolti dikhaayi degi – musannif se baatein keejiye to ma’aloom hogaa aap us ki nazmein padh rahe hain.

Here is a list compiled by Avinash ji of the songs/films of the team of SDB and Sahir.

S.no. Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Baazi 1951 8 8 8
2 Naujawan 1951 7 7 7
3 Sazaa 1951 1 1 1
4 Jaal 1952 8 8 8
5 Laal Kunwar 1952 8 11 11
6 Armaan 1953 8 8 8
7 Baabla 1953 6 6 6
8 Jeevan Jyoti 1953 8 7 7
9 Shahenshah 1953 9 9 9
10 Angaarey 1954 10 10 10
11 Radha Krishna 1954 2 2 2
12 Taxi Driver 1954 8 8 8
13 Devdas 1955 10 10 10
14 House No.44 1955 8 8 9
15 Munimji 1955 7 7 7
16 Society 1955 8 8 8
17 Funtoosh 1956 8 8 9
18 Pyaasa 1957 11 8 12
Total 135 134 140

The list ends abruptly in 1957, as the association between Sahir and SDB ended soon after the master piece Pyaasa.

Rafi sahab’s association with both these geniuses continued independently till the end of their lives. Here is their tally in the blog:

Name No of songs in the blog No of songs in the career
S. D. Burman 641 87 movies (666)
Sahir Ludhianvi 652 724

All the available songs by Rafi sahab under S. D. Burman are already posted in the blog. A few more Rafi songs written by Sahir remain to be posted.

Video


Song-Gham is qadar badhe ke main ghabra ke pi gaya (Pyaasa)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

gham is qadar badhe
ke main ghabraa ke pee gayaa
is dil ki bebasi pe taras khaa ke
pee gayaa
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
thhukraa rahaa thhaa mujhko
badi der se jahaan
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …
main aaj sab jahaan ko
thhukraa ke pee gayaa aa …

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ग़म इस क़दर बढे
के मैं घबरा के पी गया
इस दिल कि बेबसी पे तरस खा के
पी गया
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
ठुकरा रहा था मुझको
बड़ी देर से जहां
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…
मैं आज सब जहां को
ठुकरा के पी गया…


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Blog Day :

4615 Post No. : 16248

“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970) was a “social” movie. It as directed by V Madhusudan Rao for Gemini Arts, Madras. The Movie had Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Aruna Irani, Pran, Mehmood, Sharda, Kanchana, Shammi, Naki Jahaan, Kanhaiyalal, David, Pravin Pal, Jayshree Talpade, Baby Brahmaji, Baby Dolly, Manmohan Krishna, Dhumal, Sunder, Muki etc in it.

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

Today (7 March 2021) is the ninth remembrance day of Ravi (3 March 1926 – 7 March 2012). Tomorrow is the birth centennary of Sahir Ludhianvi (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980). As a tribute to both, here is a song from “Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”(1970). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Rafi and chorus.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. Curiously, HFGK mentions this song as a female duet of Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Listening to the song, we notice that it is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi, with chorus. This is a Rafi song that does not find mention in the Rafi excel sheet floating online because HFGK (source of that sheet) does not mention it as a Rafi song. That way it is a Rafi song that can be said to be accidentally “discovered” by us. 🙂

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. I request our knoledgeable readers to thro light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Ye mausam ye khuli hawaa (Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapala)

ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa

aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday
jollyday ae ae
holiday
ho jollyday ae

ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday ae ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
ho jollyday ae
jollyday ae

udte baadal
gaate jharne
us par saath jawaani ka aa
haa haa aa
haa haa aa

udte baadal
gaate jharne
us par saath jawaani ka aa
aaj muraadein poori kar le
mausam hai manmaani ka aa

jhoom rahi fizaa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
jollyday ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
ho jollyday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday ae ae
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
haa haa haa haa haa haa haa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
haa haa haa haa haa haa haa aa

aaj ke din kya naataa apnaa
banjar khushq kitaabon se ae

haa haa haa aa
haa haa haa aa

aaj ke din kya naataa apnaa
banjar khushq kitaabon se ae

aaj ke din shaakhon se liptein
khele surkh gulaabon se ae
aaj bahak le zaraa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
he jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae

saanson ki khushboo ko pakdein
nazron ki aawaaz sunen
saanson ki khushboo ko pakdein
nazron ki aawaaz sunen
kisi ko apnaa bhed bataayein
kisi se uskaa raaz sune ae

aaj muaaf hai khataa aa
aaj holiday
holiday ae
he jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday
ye mausam
ye khuli hawaa aa
jhoom ke chal
aur jhoom ke gaa
aaj ka din hai tera
aaj holiday

holiday ae
jollyday
jollyday ae
holiday
holiday
jollyday
jollyday ae


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

Blog Day :

4612 Post No. : 16245

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Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-10 – (more than ‘ten-movies collaboration’)
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Welcome all to this post, where we discuss the last collaboration of ‘Sahir and His Music Directors’. I will not conclude this series with today’s post, though. I will conclude this series in my next post where I will provide updated details of Sahir’s filmography.

Today’s music director with Sahir is Ravi.

The names of Sahir and Ravi immediately brings to our mind a long list of immortal, memorable, unforgettable and iconic songs.
If we want to list them here that would require a lot of space, instead, we take a look on the list of the movies of this great collaboration ;

S.no Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Aaj Aur Kal 1963 9 8 9
2 Gumraah 1963 7 8 8
3 Pyaar Ka Bandhan 1963 Ravi 5 5 5
4 Bahu Beti 1965 7 7 7
5 Kaajal 1965 Ravi 11 11 13
6 Waqt 1965 8 8 8
7 Humraaz 1967 5 5 5
8 Aaankhein 1968 6 6 6
9 Do Kaliyaan 1968 8 8 8
10 Neel Kamal 1968 7 7 8
11 Aadmi Aur Insaan 1969 9 9 10
12 Paisaa Ya Pyaar 1969 4 5 5
13 Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo 1970 6 8 9
14 Ganga Tera Paani Amrit 1971 4 4 4
15 Dhundh 1973 4 3 3
16 Mehmaan 1973 4 6 6
17 Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka 1975 7 5 8
18 Amaanat 1977 8 8 7
19 Chingaari 1989 4 7 7
Total 123 128 136

I am sure the above list will bring back fond memories for many people.

Today’s song reminds us of the famous “Kaajal”(1965) bhajan ‘tora man darpan kahlaaye’.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. It is from the movie ‘Chingaari-1971/1989’ (released in 1989). Leena Chandavarkar and Durga Khote are seen lip syncing this song.

Let us now listen to this beautiful bhajan …

Song-Meri baari re kaahe ko bhoole banwaari(Chingaari)(1989) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi
Both

Lyrics

banwaari ee ee
o o o o o o o o of
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheed padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne ae vipadaa taari re are
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

? ka jyoti
janam ke paapan
par purshan ki pyaari ee

par purshan ki pyaari ee
dharm karam ke nikat na aayi
paap kiye atibhaari

paap kiye atibhaari
ik tote ke rom ratan se
toone paar utaari re
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

drupad sutaa pandav ki naari
juaa khel kar haari ee ee

juaa khel kar haari ee
bhari sabhaa mein dusht dushaasan
khenchan lagaa saari ee

khenchan lagaa saari ee
lut’ti laaj bachaayi
jab wo
dukhiya tumhe pukaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari ee

meera tere pyaar ke kaaran
lok laaj sab haari ee

lok laaj sab haari ee
nirlaj kah raana ne usko
bheji naag pitaari

bheji naag pitaari
naag phool
vish amrut ban gayaa
teri leelaa nyaari re

meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
jab jab bheer padi dukhiyan par
tumhi ne vipadaa taari re
meri baari re ae ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole banwaari
meri baari re ae ae
kaahe ko bhoole ae banwaari ee


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

Blog Day :

4610 Post No. : 16242

Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-9 – (more than ‘ten-movies collaboration’)

In my earlier post in this series, I had mentioned that after the ‘seven-movie’ collaborations we have only three collaborations left and that they are ‘more than ten-movie collaborations’ with music directors N. Datta, S.D. Burman and Ravi.

So, out of total 717 songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi as per the total of HFGK 48% songs i.e., 347 songs are with music directors other than the above three music directors.

We have covered one of these ‘three-big’ collaborations i.e., Sahir-N. Datta collaboration in the earlier post. They collaborated for seventeen (17) movies including one un-released movie i.e., ‘Picnic-1960’. And the total number of songs from this collaboration are 108 (as per HFGK).
If we include the post before this the total number of songs now on the blog for Sahir- N Datta collaboration is 104.

Now we move to the next big collaboration which as per the total number of movies is with S.D. Burman, and Sahir and S.D. Burman collaborated for ‘eighteen’ (18) movies creating 134 songs. If we add the ‘verses’ from ‘Pyaasa-1957’ and two snippets (from ‘House no.44-1955’ and ‘Funtoosh-1956’ (as given in the book ‘The People’s Poet’ by Akshay Manwani) the total comes to 140. Well, we have 135 songs already posted on the blog for this collaboration.

I am not giving the details of movies of ‘Sahir-S.D. Burman collaboration’ in today’s post. I am leaving it to be covered in another post which will be coming on a very special occasion.
However, we can have a look of the summary of Sahir-S.D. Burman collaboration which is as given below;

S.no. MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
01 S.D. BURMAN 135 134 140

Today we are move to the next ‘one of the three great collaborations’ which is Sahir and music director Ravi.

But here we will take a pause, and listen to one of the songs of this association from the oldest pending movie ‘not yippeeee’ed’ on the blog which is ‘Paisa Ya Pyaar-1969’. (I am taking this liberty to cover one more song in this series 😊)

‘Paisa Ya Pyaar-1969’ was directed by Jawar N Sitaraman for ‘Gemini Productions, Madras’. It had Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Biswajeet, Tanuja, Shashikala, Jagirdar, Aseem Kumar, Abhimanyu Sharma, Gopal Krishnan, Sharad Kumar, Lalita Kumari, Praveen Pal, Sarita Devi and others.

This movie had five songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by Ravi.

So far, three songs of this movie have been posted on the blog. Today we listen to the fourth song of this movie which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and performed on screen by Mala Sinha.
I have not watched this movie ‘Paisa Ya Pyaar’, but when I listened to the today’s song it looks like a familiar song but not much heard or frequently played song.

And the composition by Ravi also appears to be a ‘Shankar-Jaikishan’ style composition.
That is what I think 😊

let us now listen to the today’s song …


Song-Jaane kyun baar baar baar mera dil (Paisa Ya Pyaar)(1969) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil

jis’se milte nahin
bilkul hi khayaalaat tere
kyun pareshaan hai uske liye
jazbaat tere
jab bhi wo mujhse milaa
usne sataaya mujhe
mujhko buraa to lagaa
phir bhi wo bhaayaa mujhe ae
jab bhi wo mujhse milaa
usne sataaya mujhe
mujhko buraa to lagaa
phir bhi wo bhaayaa mujhe
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil

jo tere husn ki tauheen kare
us’se naa mil
jo kisi doosri sajdhaj pe mare
us’se naa mil
mujhko to jo bhi dekhe
raahon mein aahen bhare
main kyun kisi pe maroon
mujh pe zamaana marey
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil

ho sake to koyi
sangeen sazaa de usko
tere qaabil nahin wo
dil se bhulaa de usko
usko bhulaaun kaise
itnaa bataa do mujhe
uska iraadaa kya hai
kuchh to bataa do mujhe
usko bhulaaun kaise
itnaa bataa do mujhe
uska iraadaa kya hai
kuchh to bataa do mujhe
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil
jaane kyun baar baar baar
mera dil
mujhe kahe usse mil
mujhe kahe usse mil


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Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors-8 – (more than ‘ten-movies collaboration’)
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In this series ‘Sahir Ludhianvi & His Music Directors’ today we have discussed Sahir Ludjainvi’s collaboration with Music directors upto ‘seven movies’. After seven-movies collaborations we move to double figures. Today’s music director with Sahir is N. Datta.

If we look at the total number of songs written by Sahir i.e.,717 as per HFGK and the total number of songs up to ‘seven-movie collaboration’ which is 347 songs from movies, which gives us 48% songs from these collaborations. (Out of these 347 songs 328 songs have already been posted on the blog.)

After this we have only three music directors left to be discussed. I am sure everybody is aware of these three ‘great’ collaborations though the very old and first one ended abruptly after ‘Pyaasa-1957’ i.e., Sahir-S.D. Burman collaboration.

Today we look into one of these ‘three’ great collaborations of Sahir and that is with music director N. Datta.

This fabulous collaboration created many memorable songs gems and gave us many unforgettable gems in Hindi Film Music history.

Sahir Ludhianvi and N. Datta collaborated in ‘seventeen’ movies including one song for one ‘un-released’ movie.

Here is the details of their movies together;

S.no Movie Year MD Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 Marine Drive 1955 N. Dutta 6 6 6
2 Milaap 1955 N. Dutta 8 8 8
3 Chandrakaanta 1956 N. Dutta 9 9 8
4 Light House 1958 N. Dutta 7 7 7
5 Sadhna 1958 N. Dutta 6 6 6
6 Bhai Bahan 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 8
7 Dhool Ka Phool 1959 N. Dutta 8 8 9
8 Didi 1959 N. Dutta 5 5 5
9 Naach Ghar 1959 N. Dutta 10 10 10
10 Dharamputra 1961 N. Dutta 8 8 8
11 Dilli Ka Daada 1962 N. Dutta 3 4 4
12 Kaalaa Samandar 1962 N. Dutta 1 1 1
13 Chaandi Ki Deewaar 1964 N. Dutta 8 8 9
14 Nayaa Raasta 1970 N. Dutta 8 8 8
15 Chehre Pe Chehra 1980 N. Dutta 1 6 6
16 Sachche Moti 1962/1967 N. Dutta 6 6 6
Total 102 108 109
17 Picnic U/R 1960 N. Dutta 1 0
Total 103 108 109

Sahir Ludhianvi and N. Datta collaborated in ‘seventeen’ movies (including one un-released movie) and out of 717 songs as per HFGK the number of songs Sahir-N. Datta collaboration had given us 108 songs i.e., 15% of total number of songs.

If we go through the list of movies (as given above), we have two movies yet to be covered with all of their songs. These two movies are ‘Dilli Ka Daada-1962’ and ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’.
For ‘Dilli Ka Daada-1962’ only one Sahir song is pending and I guess this song is yet not available and/or difficult to find. So, we move to the next movie which is ‘Chehre Pe Chehra-1980’.

‘Chehre Pe Chehraa-1980’ was directed by Raj Tilak, for ‘Tilak Movies, Bombay’.

Raj Tilak was also the producer of this movie.

It had Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha, Vinod Mehra, Sulakshana Pandit, Amol Palekar, Rajani Sharma, Shree Ram Lagoo, Iftekhar, Shammi, Suresh Chatwal, Kumar Aditya, Prem Sagar and others.

Shatrughan Sinha and Amjad Khan make special appearances in this movie.

Screenplay of this movie was written by Raj Marbrose and dialogues were written by Kadar Khan. Editing of this movie was done by Madhu Sinhaa.

This movie is said to be based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel ‘Dr. Jeykll & Mr. Hyde’ and it was passed by Censor Board on 21.05.1980 with restricted viewing certificate (i.e., ‘A’).

This movie had six songs written by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed to music by N. Datta. Background music for this movie was given by Salil Chaudhary.

Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle and Sulakshana Pandit had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

As per HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) following is the list of songs of this movie;

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01) Aa aa aa… ye raat nek raat hai Manna Dey, chorus
02) Jaam, le jaam, pakad jaam Asha Bhonsle
03) Aaj socha hai khayaalon mein Mohd Rafi, Sulakshana Pandit 08.03.2018
04) Main hoon pari, adaaon bhari Asha Bhonsle, chorus
05) Tumse kehnaa hai ki dushwaar Sulakshana Pandit
06) Aa kuchh karen is haseen raat mein Dilraj Kaur, chorus

Let us now enjoy today’s song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle. It is lip-synced on screen by Rekha. This is a club-dance number where we can see many other artists and Sanjeev Kumar makes his entry towards the end of the performance …

Let us have a look at the following table where after including the ‘Sahir-N. Dutta’ collaboration (today’s song not included) we get the following statistics so far;

S.no MD No of movies together Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
1 G.D. Kapoor 1 1 4 4
2 Shyam Sundar 1 8 8 8
3 Ali Akbar Khan 1 7 8 8
4 Dhani Ram 1 1 1 1
5 Vasant Ramchandra 1 7 7 7
6 Manohar 1 1 1 1
7 Sudha Malhotra 1 1 1 1
8 Nirmal Kumar 1 1 1 1
9 Hemant Kumar 1 7 7 7
10 Robin Banerjee 1 1 1 1
11 C. Ramchandra 1 7 7 7
12 Sonik Omi 1 2 5 5
13 C. Arjun 1 5 4 5
14 Rajesh Roshan 1 7 6 7
15 Hridaynath Mangeshkar 1 5 5 5
16 Anil Biswas 2 8 8 7
17 Usha Khanna 2 3 3 3
18 Chitragupta 2 13 13 13
19 Sapan Chakravarty 2 11 11 12
20 Kalyanji-Anandji 2 7 9 9
21 Ravindra Jain 2 5 10 10
22 Madan Mohan 3 24 23 23
23 Jaidev 4 18 17 16
24 R.D. Burman 4 22 25 24
25 O.P. Nayyar 5 23 23 23
26 Khayyam 5 38 41 44
27 Roshan 7 63 62 61
28 Laxmikant-Pyarelal 7 32 36 35
29 N. Datta 17 103 108 109
TOTAL 79 431 455 457

Video

Audio

Song-Main hoon pari adaaon bhari (Chehre Pe Chehra)(1980) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhainvi, MD-N Datta
Chorus

Lyrics

main hoon pari
ho main hoon pari
adaaon bhari
aise naa aaungi haath
kabhi main yahaan
kabhi main wahaan
chalne naa paaoge saath
main hoon pari
adaaon bhari
aise naa aaungi haath
kabhi main yahaan
kabhi main wahaan
chalne naa paaoge saath

laa laa laa laa laa
laa aa

pa pa pa pa pa paa
pa pa pa paa paa
laa laa laa laa laa
la la laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa laa

sabko lubhaati hoon main
masti lutaati hoon main
sabko lubhaati hoon main
masti lutaati hoon main
raaton ki raunak liye ae
aati hoon jaati hoon main ae
raaton ki raunak liye
aati hoon jaati hoon main
takte raho
ke kabhi mat kaho
takte raho
kabhi mat kaho
mujhse theharne ki baat
main hoon pari
adaaon bhari
aise naa aaungi haath
kabhi main yahaan
kabhi main wahaan
chalne naa paaoge saath

laa laa laa laa laa
laa aa

pa pa pa pa pa paa
pa pa pa paa paa
laa laa laa laa laa
la la laa

laa laa laa laa
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo

rangon ki raani hoon main
tapti jawaani hoon main
rangon ki raani hoon main
tapti jawaani hoon main
chalti rahe jo sadaa
aisi kahaani hoon main ae
chalti rahe jo sadaa aa
aisi kahaani hoon main
thehri nahin
ye bijli kahin
ha thehri nahin
ye bijli kahin
phailaaye laakhon ne haath
main hoon pari
adaaon bhari
aise naa aaungi haath
kabhi main yahaan
kabhi main wahaan
chalne naa paaoge saath
laa laa laa laa laa
laa aa

laa laa laa laa laa
la la laa
laa laa laa laa laa laa aa
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru oo
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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