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Blog Day:

4365 Post No. : 15692

Hullo Atuldom

Today I did a tiny research with the resources available at my disposal. I have inferred that the music duo Kalyanji Anandji have scored music for most of the movies where Feroz Khan was in the lead; till the time of Kalyanji’s passing in 2000. In fact, I found two Feroz Khan starring movies, on our blog, that are on the threshold of being yippeee’d. One has two songs left, but the album of that movie shows that Kalyanji-Anandji have given music for three sequences where there is no song. I am sure one music piece has Helen burning the dance floor, that is as brilliant as is the theme music for that movie. So for today we leave that movie alone and concentrate on the one that is one short of yippeee-hood.

That film is ‘Shankar Shambhu’ (1976). The four out of possible five songs from that move were posted thus:-

No. Song Title Post No. Post Date
1 Hum Lootne Aaye Hain Hum Loot Ke Jaayenge 11964 1-Apr-16
2 Aa Pahunchi Hai Is Mele Mein Saddi Aaj Sawaari 12492 25-Oct-16
3 Mera Dil Chura Kar Na Aankhen Churaa 15075 17-Jun-19
4 Gar Nibhaane Ki Himmat Na Thhi Aap Mein 15565 27-Apr-20

The final song of the movie is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Rafi. It has Feroz Khan romancing Sulakshana Pandit in various locations. If my memory is right the couple have just got wet because they jump out of the boat on which they were having a joy ride in a lake to escape from constables led by Bhagwan Dada.

I don’t know what is there left to write about the music duo that the readers of this blog don’t know. So without much ado let us get to the song and thank Kalyanji Virji Shah (who would have been 92 today) and his brother Anandji Virji Shah for the treasure trove of songs that they have left for us to relish. And on the blog we have 583 from a possible 1435 songs i.e. not even halfway done.

With this post now, ‘Shankar Shambhu’ has all its songs on the blog.

Video

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Song – Bheege Huye Jalwon Par Aise Na Nazar Daalo  (Shankar Shambhu) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Kalynji Anand ji
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo
bheege hue jalwon par

in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
in garam nigaahon se 
jazbaat bhadakte hain
ehsaas sulagta hai 
armaan dhadkate hai
ruk jaao 
ruk jaao
ruk jaao abhi dil par
itna na asar dalo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
soyi hui dhadkan ko 
khud tumne jagaaya hai
saanso se pukaara hai 
nazaron se bulaaya hai
mat apni khataon ko
mat apni khataon ko 
ab aur ke sar daalo
oooo
bheege huye jalwon par 
aise na nazar daalo
bheege huye jalwon par

kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
kab hamne kaha tumse 
hum tum pe nahin marte
tum kuch bhi kaho tum par 
ilzam nahi dharte
bereham ho 
bereham ho
bereham ho qaatil ho 
ye qatl bhi kar daalo
hmmm mm hmm
hmmm mm hmm
dil chaahe idhar rakho 
par aankh udhar daalo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
इन गरम निगाहों से
जज़्बात भड़कते हैं
एहसास सुलगते हैं
अरमान धड़कते हैं
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ
रुक जाओ अभी दिल पर
इतना ना असर डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
सोई हुयी धड़कन को
खुद तुमने जगाया है
साँसों से पुकारा है
नज़रों से बुलाया है
मत अपनी खताओं को
मत अपनी खताओं को
अब और के सर डालो
ओ ओ
भीगे हुये जलवों पर
ऐसे न नज़र डालो
भीगे हुये जलवों पर

कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
कब हमने कहा तुमसे
हम तुम पे नहीं मरते
तुम कुछ भी कहो तुमपे
इल्ज़ाम नहीं धरते
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो
बेरहम हो क़ातिल हो
ये कत्ल भी कर डालो
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
हम्ममम म्मम हम्ममम
दिल चाहे इधर रखो
पर आँख उधर डालो

 


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Blog Day:

4347 Post No. : 15658

“Kaajal”(1965) was a movie that I knew little about when I was growing up. I watched this movie in 1978 when my went to college and my movie watching spree began with a vengeance. Those days, I only liked “new” movies and songs and scoffed at “old” movies and songs. But I had heard about old movies, so I would go and watch them when no “new” movie was there for me to watch. The old movies tended to run to empty house and so buying tickets for these movies was not a problem. I wondered if a day will come in future when one would be able to watch “new” movies with the same ease, without needing to queue up and black marketeers having a field day. Believe it or not, today we are actually in that situation where one can buy tickets of even brand new movies without needing to form a queue in the movie hall.

I watched “Kaajal”(1965) in a movie hall called Ratan Talkies. I knew that it was an old movie but still I mustered up enough tolerance within me and went to watch the movie. I was a few minutes late and the movie had already started. When I found that the movie had Raj Kumar (tragedy Kumar) and Meena Kumari (tragedy queen), I wondered if I had made a mistake and I would have to spend a misery filled three hours in the hall. But as soon as the songs of the movie began, I as well as others exclaimed-“arre ye gaana is film ka hai !”. Songs kept coming one after another, with the same collective response from the movie watchers.

Seeing that I had become a regular movie watcher only in that year, I had a lot of catching up to do. I was not aware about many of the actors that were there in the movie. Today, when I look back at the starcast of “Kaajal”(1965), I realise that it was full of big name actors. But when I was watching the movie at that time, I could identify only Raj Kumar, Meena Kumari and Dharmendra, aand that was all !

The movie had eleven songs in it. As many as ten songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs already covered in the blog:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Tora man darpan kahlaaye 818 27-Feb-2009
2 Choo lene do naazuk hothon ko 828 2-Mar-2009
3 Ye zulf agar khulkar bikhar jaaye to achchaa 1479 21-Jun-2009
4 Mere bhaiyya mere chandaa mere anmol ratan 2837 24-Aug-2010
5 Aapke paas jo aayegaa pighal jaayegaa 3588 2-Mar-2011
6 Samjhi thhi ye ghar mera hai 7685 15-Mar-2013
7 Agar mujhe na milin tum (Kaajal) 8717 17-Sep-2013
8 Mehfil mein teri yoon hi rahe 9367 28-Jan-2014
9 Muddat ki tamannaaon ka sila 15429 27-Feb-2019
10 Zara si aur pila do bhang 15617 22-May-2020

I came to know thanks to some whatsapp messages that today (12 june) is the birthday of Padmini (12 june 1932-24 September 2006). When I watched “Kaajal”(1965) in the movie hall. I had no clue about her. I did not even know that the actress seen in a few songs in the movie was Padmini.

On the occasion of Padmini’s birth anniversary, here is the eleventh and final song from “Kaajal”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as an archtypical get together song in a palatial home where people gather and politely watch a lady singing (while holding a sitar) and another lady dancing. In this song, Meena Kumari lip syncs while Padmini dances. Look at the people watching the performance. During those days, I did not even recognise Durga Khote !

“Kaajal”(1965) was a movie that was worth watching for its songs. Today, I would go to the extent of saying that only the songs of the movie must be watched. The story is too melodramatic for me. 🙂

Many decades later (after I began this blog), I came to know that Padmini had two more sisters and they too were dancing stars like her, and that together they were known as Travancore sisters.

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

With this song, songs of “Kaajal”(1965) are now fully represented in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that are YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Chham chham ghunghroo boley re (Kaajal)(1965) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley
Radha laaj ki maari it ut doley
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley
Radha laaj ki maari it ut doley
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae

baat chaley to aanchal dhalke
pag pag roop gagariya chhalke
baat chaley to aanchal dhalke
pag pag roop gagariya chhalke
Kanchan kaaya jhilmil jhalke
Kanchan kaaya jhilmil jhalke
khaaye kamaria hichkole
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley
Radha laaj ki maari it ut doley
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae

Ma ga ma ga sa aa
Sa ni dha ma
Ni sa ni dha
Ni sa ni dha sa
Ga ma ga sa
Ma pa ga ma sa ni dha sa
?
Ga ma ga sa ga ma dha ni sa
Ga ma ga sa ga ma dha ni sa
Ga ma ga sa ga ma dha ni sa

Pal pal badhti jaaye uljhan
Paar karey kaise ghar aangan
Pal pal badhti jaaye uljhan
Paar karey kaise ghar aangan
Jaan ki dushman ban gayi jhaanjhan
Jaan ki dushman ban gayi jhaanjhan
Bhed jiyarwa ke khole ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley
Radha laaj ki maari it ut doley
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa°°°°°°

Pi bin aise tadpe gori
Bin chanda jis tarah chakori
Pi bin aise tadpe gori
Bin chanda jis tarah chakori
Jaayegi milne chori chori
Jaayegi milne chori chori
Saas nanadiya jab so le
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley
Radha laaj ki maari it ut doley
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae
dekho chham chham ghunghroo boley ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले
राधा लाज की मारी इत उत डोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले
राधा लाज की मारी इत उत डोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
बाट चले तो आँचल ढलके
पग पग रूप गगरिया छलके
बाट चले तो आँचल ढलके
पग पग रूप गगरिया छलके
कंचन काया झिलमिल झलके
कंचन काया झिलमिल झलके
खाए कमरिया हिचकोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले
राधा लाज की मारी इत उत डोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए

म ग म ग सा आ
सा नि ध म
नि सा नि ध सा
ग म ग सा
म प ग म सा नि ध सा
?
?
ग म ग सा ग म ध नि सा
ग म ग सा ग म ध नि सा
ग म ग सा ग म ध नि सा

पल पल बढती जाए उलझन
पार करे कैसे घर आँगन
पल पल बढती जाए उलझन
पार करे कैसे घर आँगन
जान की दुश्मन बन गयी झाँझन
जान की दुश्मन बन गयी झाँझन
भेद जियरवा के खोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले
राधा लाज की मारी इत उत डोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए

आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ°°°°°°

पि बिन ऐसे तडपे गोरी
बिन चंदा जिस तरह चकोरी
पि बिन ऐसे तडपे गोरी
बिन चंदा जिस तरह चकोरी
जायेगी मिलने चोरी चोरी
जायेगी मिलने चोरी चोरी
सास ननदिया जब सो ले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले
राधा लाज की मारी इत उत डोले
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए
देखो छम छम घुंघरू बोले ए


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Blog Day:

4326 Post No. : 15617

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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

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

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

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

(undeciphered words)
Tak dhum tak tak tak tum

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

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

o hai ham bhola aa

(undeciphered words)

mere dil se nikle haaye
gori kyun nakhre dikhlaaye

(undeciphered words)

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

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

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

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

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

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

( अटपटे बोल )
तक धूम तक तक तक तुम

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

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

ओ है हम भोला आ
( अटपटे बोल )

मेरे दिल से निकले हाए
गोरी क्यूँ नखरे दिखलाए

( अटपटे बोल )

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

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


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Blog Day:

4310 Post No. : 15585

“Chhattees Ghante”(1974) was produced and directed by Raj Tilak for Tilak movies private Limited, Bombay. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Vijay Arora, Parveen Babi, Iftekhar, Ashoo, Ramesh Deo, Danny Denzongpa, Alankar Joshi, Sonia Sahni, Jagdish Raaj, Deven Verma, Urmila Bhatt, Madan Puri etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

Details of the three songs covered in the blog are :-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Chup ho aaj kaho kyaa hai baat 2870 29-Aug-2010
2 Yahaan bandhu aate ko hai jaana 8063 8-May-2013
3 Teen lok par raaj tihaara 15581 4-May-2020

Here is the fourth and final song from “Chhattees Ghante”(1974) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Chakravarty.

The song was picturised on Vijay Arora and Parveen Babi. But it appears that the song was either not used in the movie, or the online version available now a days has this song deleted. There is a fake video available online which shows visaul of another song with audio o this song.

So, only the audio of the song is given here.

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

With this song, all the four songs of “Chhattees Ghante”(1974) are covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio

Song-Jaane aaj kya hua aisa kabhi hua na thha (Chhattees Ghante)(1936) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Sapan Chakravarty

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Jaane aaj kya huaa
aisa kabhi huaa na thha aa
Saanson mein ghuley nasha
Jaisa kabhi ghula na thha aa
Tumhi bolo kya karen
Aisa hoga pataa na thha

Meethha meetha dard sa
Utthhe ang ang mein ae
Jaage koyi aag si ee
jeene ki umang mein
Hawaa se tape badan
Jaisa kabhi tapaa na thha
Saanson mein ghuley nasha
Jaisa kabhi ghula na thha
Tumhi bolo kya karen
Aisa hoga pataa na thha

Chhaaya chhaaya door tak
Rangon ka gubaar hai
Aisa to na thha jahaan
Ho na ho ye pyaar hai
Khwaab ka samaa sajaa
Jaisa kabhi sajaa na thha
Saanson mein ghuley nasha
Jaisa kabhi ghula na thha
Tumhi bolo kya karen
Aisa hoga pataa na thha
Jaane aaj kya huaa
Aisa kabhi huaa na thha aa
Saanson mein ghuley nasha
Jaisa kabhi ghula na thha aa
Tumhi bolo kya karen
Aisa hoga pataa na thha

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(Devnagri Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जाने आज क्या हुआ
ऐसा कभी हुआ न था आ
साँसों में घुले नशा
जैसा कभी घुला न था आ
तुम्ही बोलो क्या करें
ऐसा होगा पता न था

मीठा मीठा दर्द सा
उठे अंग अंग में ए
जागे कोई आग सी ई
जीने की उमंग में
हवा से तपे बदन
जैसा कभी तपा न था
साँसों में घुले नशा
जैसा कभी घुला न था आ
तुम्ही बोलो क्या करें
ऐसा होगा पता न था

छाया छाया दूर तक
रंगों का गुबार है
ऐसा तो न था जहां
हो न हो ये प्यार है
ख्वाबों का समा सजा
जैसा कभी सजा न था
साँसों में घुले नशा
जैसा कभी घुला न था आ
तुम्ही बोलो क्या करें
ऐसा होगा पता न था
जाने आज क्या हुआ
ऐसा कभी हुआ न था आ
साँसों में घुले नशा
जैसा कभी घुला न था आ
तुम्ही बोलो क्या करें
ऐसा होगा पता न था


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Blog Day :

4305 Post No. : 15575

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Video

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

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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

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

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

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

Ho
chhod
Arey ja
Mujhe na pakad

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

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

Oh
Chhod
arey ja ja
Mujhe na pakad

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

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

Aah
Chhod


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

Blog Day :

4301 Post No. : 15565

Hullo Atuldom

“Shankar Shambu” (1976) was directed by Chand for AK Movies and had Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Sulakshna Pandit, Bindu, Jagdeep, Ajit, Anwar Hussain, Pradeep Kumar, Sulochana, Jayshree T. Jankidas, Sudhir, Lalita Pawar, Viju Khote etc. It was a bandit story which is in my list of movies to be seen. This movie had five songs three of which have been posted on this blog. All the songs were written by Sahir Ludhianvi a favorite lyricist of a few followers of this blog.

For me this movie gives me an opportunity to remember two very handsome actors on their death anniversary today 27th April. It was a talk of Bollywood that these two actors became friends during the making of this movie. They then came together again for Qurbani (1980). I am talking Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna. It is said that FK was so impressed by VK that when he began his ‘Qurbani’ Vinod Khanna was an automatic choice for the role of Amar. When Feroz Khan remade Maniratnam’s ‘Nayakan’ in Hindi as “Dayavan” Vinod Khanna was there in that too. But what I didn’t relish was the way the two left this world. There are various videos available on YouTube where artists from the industry pay tributes to these two and can’t stop themselves from mentioning that these two left the world on the same date; only nine years apart.

The first two songs from this movie posted on the blog were tributes to Sahir by Avinashji and came in 2016. The third one came last year in June. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and lip-synced by Bindu. From the picturisation it looks like Shankar and Shambhu have had a tiff and at the same time Bindu seems to be pacifying Vinod Khanna and also looks like she loves him. We also see spoil-sport Anwar Hussain directing cops to the hideout of the bandits.

BTW Bindu also turned 79 this year on 17th April. Let us enjoy the short song. (looks rather short from the clip I found).


Song-Gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein (Shankar Shambhu)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

na jaao re ae ae ae
gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein
gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein
dil lagaana na thha
dil lagaana na thha
haath thhaama thha mera toh yoon raah mein
chhod jaana na thha
chhod jaana na thha
gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein
na jaao re ae ae ae ae ae

toot jaaye jo pal mein woh ikraar kya
toot jaaye jo pal mein woh ikraar kya
jisko duniya ka darr ho woh dildaar kya
pyaar ki raah mein jab kadam rakh diya
pyaar ki raah mein jab kadam rakh diya
dagmagaana na thha
dagmagaana na thha
gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein
dil lagaana na thha
dil lagaana na thha
gar nibhaane ki himmat na thhi aap mein


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

Blog Day :

4297 Post No. : 15554

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 23
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I could not send any write-up from my side on Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth anniversary this year on 08th March. However, I had shared few songs and had compiled an excel sheet on Sahir Ludhianvi’s filmography with the respective music directors, which I intend to use for future posts on the blog as and when possible.

While noting down the movies and number of songs from each movie, I came across the today’s songs or rather this ‘couplet recitation’ song from the movie ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’ (1963). This song has been mentioned in the list of songs by Sahir Ludhianvi in Akshay Manwani’s book ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – The People’s Poet’. HFGK Vol IV (1961-1970) though does not mention this song in the list of songs under this movie. HFGK mentions ten songs in the movie which have already been posted on the blog.

When I searched for the audio/video of this extra song mentioned in Akshay Manwani’s book it was already available. So, we have an opportunity to bring this ‘couplet recitation’ on the blog today under ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ (since one song from this movie was posted on the blog on 23.04.2010). As this movie has already been ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog the today’s song comes as ‘bonus’ for all of us to listen and enjoy.

I am presenting this beautiful song here which is lip synced on screen by the beautiful Nutan. In the movie this song happens just before the song ‘Tum Agar Mujhko Naa Chaaho To Koi Baat Nahin’ or rather it is after this ‘teasing’ song of today by the heroine Jamila Bano (Nutan), that the hero Chand Sahab of the movie (Raj Kapoor) gets ‘provoked’ (or inspired ? 😉) to sing ‘tum agar mujhko naa chaaho’…

The situation is that Jamila Bano is a great fan of singer Chand Sahab but she had not met him and there is a party on the birth anniversary of her friend Pushpa where Chand Sahab is suppose to attend the party. However, incidentally they both came across in shop where they intend to buy the ‘birthday gift’. Jamila Bano and her ‘sahelis’, unaware of who this fellow is misake Chand Sahab for a ‘loafer’ (badmaash, peechhaa karne waala😊 ) and when they see the same fellow also following them at the party venue, and when her friends ask Jamila Bano to say something, she recites this she’r directed at Chand Sahab. After this when Chand Sahab is invited to sing Jamila Bano is surprised but Chand Sahab also took this opportunity and he sings

tum agar mujhko naa chaaho to koi baat nahin,
tum kisi aur ko chaahogi to mushqil hogi
😊

‘Dil Hi To Hai’ was jointly directed by PL Santoshi and CL Rawal for ‘Rawal Films’, Bombay. It was produced by BL Rawal. It had Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Agha, Nazir Husain, Leela Chitnis, Babloo, Padmini Priyadarshani, Sabita Chatterjee, Shivraj, Manorama, Mumtaz, Hari Shivdasani and Pran. The story, screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by GL Rawal. Editing was done by Pran Mehra.

Lyrics for this movie were written by Sahir Ludhianvi and music was composed by Roshan. Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle and Suman Kalyanpur had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

As mentioned above the movie has total ten songs as listed below and if we include the today’s ‘couplet-song’ it makes eleven songs in this movie.

Song  Posted On
 Tum agar mujhko na chaaho to koi baat nahin  20.07.2008
 Laaga chunri mein daag chhupaaun kaise  03.11.2008
 Nigaahen milaane ko jee chaahtaa hai  16.11.2008
 Parda uthhe salaam ho jaaye  09.05.2009
 Bhoole se muhabbat kar baithaa  23.04.2010
 Tumhaari mast nazar gar idhar nahin hoti  01.05.2010
 Yoonhi dil ne chaahaa thhaa ronaa rulaanaa  12.12.2010
 Churaa le na tumko ye mausam suhaanaa  13.12.2010
 Gusse mein jo nikhraa hai  16.12.2010
 Dil jo bhi kahegaa maanenge  17.12.2010

Ten years back on 23.04.2010 three songs were represented on the blog including a song from this movie.

Song  Movie title-Year  Remarks
 Bhoole se muhabbat kar baithaa  Dil Hi To Hai-1963  All songs covered
 Mukhdaa dekh le praani zaraa darpan mein  Do Behnen-1959
 Bhalaa karne waale bhalaayi kiye jaa  Ghar Sansaar-1958  All songs covered

Let us now enjoy this lovely song for today …

 

Song – Aap Abhi Ishq Ki Tehzeeb Se Aagaah Nahin (Dil Hi To Hai)(1963) Singer – Nutan, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Roshan

Lyrics

aap abhi ishq ki tehzeeb se
aagaah nahin
aap abhi ishq ki tehzeeb se
aagaah nahin
aap se mel badhaane ki
hamen chaah nahin

[Dialogues]

aap se pyaar karey koyi
aap se pyaar karey koyi ee
to kyun pyaar karey ae
aap se pyaar karey koyi ee
to kyun pyaar karey ae

aap ki shaql to kya
baat bhi dil-khwaah nahin

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आप अभी इश्क कि तहज़ीब से
आगाह नहीं
आप अभी इश्क कि तहज़ीब से
आगाह नहीं
आप से मेल बढ़ाने कि
हमें चाह नहीं

[संवाद]

आप से प्यार करे कोई
आप से प्यार करे कोई ई
तो क्यूँ प्यार करे ए
आप से प्यार करे कोई ई
तो क्यूँ प्यार करे ए
आप कि शक्ल तो क्या
बात भी दिल-ख्वाह नहीं


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Blog Day : 4251 Post No. : 15471

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So many songs come to mind.

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

and many more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or maybe times have changed too.

Now, coming to the song for today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And yet, where do these politicians come from?

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

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

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

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

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

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

End of “preaching”. 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for reading.

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

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

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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

***

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Blog Day : 4190 Post No. : 15372

Today (7 january 2020) is the 63rd birthday of Reena Roy (DoB 7 january 1957). She made her debut in Hindi movies with B R Ishara who cast her in “Zaroorat”(1972) in a “bold” role. She was considered suitable for songs that are these days considered item songs. “Jaise Ko Taisa”(1973) may not be remembered today, but someone like me associate this movie with the song “able saawan mein jee dare rimjhim tan pe paani gire”. This song was picturised on Reena Roy and Jeetendra.

Reena Roy formed a hit pair with Shatrughan Sinha beginning with “Kallicharan”(1976) followed by “Vishwanath”(1978)- 16 movies in all. She also formed a hit pair with Sunil Dutt. She figured in “Naagin”(1976), “Jaani Dushman”(1979) etc with Sunil Dutt.

Reena Roy’s pairing with Jeetendra in typical Madrasi family dramas led to some memorable tear jerkers viz. Apnapan(1977), Badalte Rishtey(1978), Asha(1980), Pyaasa Saawan(1982), Arpan(1983) etc (22 movies in all). She won Filmfare award for best supporting actress for her role in “Apnapan”(1977).

Reena Roy also got to work with Rajesh Khanna, after he was no longer a superstar. They worked together in four movies. One such movie was “Dhanwan”(1983). Here Reena Roy plays the widow of Rakesh Roshan- another of her “strong” roles that she was known for in 1980s.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Dhanwaan”(1981). This song is sung by Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

The song is picturised as a stage dance song where Rajesh Khanna has bought the entire show and he is the only one in the hall watching the performance. The same situation would later arise with Jaya Prada and Amitabh Bachchan is another movie, viz “Sharaabi”(1984). 🙂

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

Video

Audio (containing wrong poster)

Song-Kuchh log mohabbat ko vyopaar samajhte hain (Dhanwaan)(1981) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, Md-Hridaynath Mangeshkar

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Mohabbat ka aa taalluk
Shaan o shaukat se nahin hota
Ye saudaa
Aisa aa saudaa hain
Jo daulat se nahin ee ee ee hota

Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Duniya ko khilaunon ka
Baazar samajhte hain ae ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko

Daulat ka nashaa inn ko
Kuchh itna jyaada hai
Daulat ka nashaa inn ko
Kuchh itna jyaada hai
Duniya ki har ik shay ko
Aa aa aa aa aa
Duniya ki har ik shay ko
Paane ka iraada hain
Apne ko do aalam ka aa
Apne ko do aalam ka
Mukhtaar samajhte hain ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko o

Dil kya hain wafaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Dil kya hain wafaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Mitne ki adaa kya hain
Aa aa aa aa aa
Mitne ki adaa kya hain
Ye log na samajhenge
Har shahks ko bikne par
Har shakhs ko bikne par
Taiyyar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko o

Kahiye bhi to inn jaise
Dildaaron ko kya kahiye
Kahiye bhi to inn jaise
Dildaaron ko kya kahiye ae ae
Mazboor hain aadat se
Aa aa aa aa aa
Mazboor hain aadat se
Bechaaron ko kya kahiye
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Ham aise dimaagon ko
O o o
Ham aise dimaagon ko
Beemaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko
Byopaar samajhte hain ae ae
Kuchh log mohabbat ko

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मोहब्बत का आ ताल्लुक
शान ओ शौकत से नहीं होता
ये सौदा
ऐसा आ सौदा हैं
जो दौलत से नहीं ई ई ई होता

कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
दुनिया को खिलौनों का
बाज़ार समझते हैं ए ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को

दौलत का नशा इन को
कुछ इतना ज्यादा है
दौलत का नशा इन को
कुछ इतना ज्यादा है
दुनिया कि हर इक शय को
आ आ आ आ आ
दुनिया कि हर इक शय को
पाने का इरादा है
अपने को दो आलम का आ
अपने को दो आलम का
मुख्तार समझते हैं ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को ओ

दिल क्या हैं वफ़ा क्या हैं
ये लोग न समझेंगे
दिल क्या हैं वफ़ा क्या हैं
ये लोग न समझेंगे
मिटने कि अदा क्या है
आ आ आ आ आ
मिटने कि अदा क्या है
ये लोग न समझेंगे
हर शख्स को बिकने पर
हर शख्स को बिकने पर
तैयार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को ओ

कहिये भी तो इन जैसे
दिलदारों को क्या कहिये
कहिये भी तो इन जैसे
दिलदारों को क्या कहिये ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ
मजबूर हैं आदत से
बेचारों को क्या कहिये
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
ओ ओ ओ
हम ऐसे दिमागों को
बीमार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को
ब्योपार समझते हैं ए ए
कुछ लोग मोहब्बत को


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Blog Day : 4116 Post No. : 15269

Here is that date again.

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

Sahir Ludhianvi.

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

There have been more famous figures in the industry.

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

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

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

A lyricist goes a step further than even a singer.

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

The text comes from the lyricist.

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

And I feel no one did this better than Sahir.

With Sahir, what you saw was what you got.

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

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

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

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

And Sahir never looked back.

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

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

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

That was when it hit me.

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

And “ye raat ye chaandni phir kahaan”?

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

And “abhi na jao chhod kar”?

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

And “tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega”?

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

And “tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana le”?

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

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

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

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

And often it was Sahir.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clearly Sahir was a rebel, a non-conformist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s a sobering thought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please do listen.

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

He wrote

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

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

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

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

And, very importantly, for just being you.

Video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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