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Blog Day : 3680 Post No. : 14574

The 15th of August, is a special date in the calendar for India.

Every year, there are events across the country celebrating the day. There is flag-hoisting in schools, offices and public places. There are patriotic songs played on radio. There’s a lot more to mark the date and occasion.

All of this is understandable. After all, it was on the 15th of August that many years ago, India became an independent nation, free from British rule.

Today is the 72nd Independence Day for India. I still remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1972 – I was part of my school March Past event. How time flies!

But there is more to this date than just celebration. It is an occasion that at least some of us use to reflect. On India’s journey as an independent nation so far. We take stock of where we are, and where we’d like to see us go from here.

I am sure there must be many articles written on this subject in various media publications this week. On our part, our Avinashji has sent me the lyrics for today’s song and requested me to share my thoughts on this occasion. I am therefore taking the liberty of doing so.

Whenever I think of 15th August, the first thing that comes to my mind is our Freedom Struggle and our Founding Fathers. Today we take our freedom for granted – it is hard to even imagine that we were once a colony of the British Empire.

But if it were not for the struggles and sacrifices of millions of Indians, from every corner of the country, would we have got independence when we did? We are familiar with some of the more prominent names who were part of this struggle. But there were so many more who made sacrifices, who gave up their lives for the cause – and died unsung.

I always think of them on 15th August.

Then the Founding Fathers themselves. Once India became an independent country, Britain left it to fend for itself. Can you imagine the challenges a new-born India would have faced at that time?

India was then a country reeling from the horrors of partition. Although there had been talk of partition for a while, the actual execution of the whole process was done very hastily, without enough attention to detail. Political lines were drawn to create India and Pakistan, but these were still being “negotiated”. Even on independence, many villages did not even know whether they belonged to India or Pakistan. And there were the tricky issues of princely states like Junagadh and Hyderabad. And there was Kashmir.

So things were very fluid on 15th August 1947, though technically India and Pakistan had both become independent nations.
The mass migration of millions across borders, with all the violence and pain that ensued – how can one ever forget that! People lost everything, their families, their possessions. Their entire life got uprooted as they became refugees in their new world.

Then, post independence, the massive task of bringing more than 565 princely states into the fold of one nation. How challenging was that! Some agreed to be part of India. Different tactics were needed to bring the others into the fold.

All this while communal harmony, already severely tested in the tense times leading upto the partition, was just about hanging by a thread. The partition exposed fault lines much more nakedly – there was resentment amongst Hindus in India for Muslims who had not migrated. And the other way round in Pakistan.

As we know, many Muslim artistes in the Hindi film industry even changed their names to Hindu-sounding names to avoid becoming targets of hatred, and to appeal to the largely Hindu audiences.

Such was the fragility of Indian communal harmony in the immediate aftermath of independence.

Talking of fragility, it was not only communal harmony that was fragile. Independent India had inherited unprecedented levels of poverty, exacerbated by partition woes. Its economy was in very bad shape. Poor living conditions meant disease was not uncommon. Added to this was a very high level of illiteracy and social backwardness in general.

Kashmir was still a burning issue, Gandhiji got assassinated.

The overall situation looked so bleak at one time that Life Magazine, in the late 1940s, even ran a story along the lines of “Will India survive?” Clearly the world was skeptical.

Thankfully, our Founding Fathers were not.

Even in the midst of all these seemingly insurmountable challenges, they stayed steadfast on course, buoyed by the exuberance of having a new baby to nurture and nourish. Yes, there were challenges – but, to them, these were teething troubles.

Despite differences amongst themselves (yes, they did have differences!), they were united on one thing – all of them had a dream of a strong, resilient, and free India. Their views on how to get there might have been different – Nehru might have had a socialist mindset, Rajaji a more capitalist mindset – but they shared this common dream.

This dream involved providing, for every Indian, a fair opportunity at life. A life of dignity. India would be a country where justice would be available to one and all. A country which had hitherto been suppressed, but whose peoples would now be able to breathe freely, not be enslaved to any thought. They would be free to pursue a religion of their choice. India would be a country whose people would feel a sense of fraternity towards each other, not be divided by regionalism, casteism, religion and other such divisive elements.

This dream got enshrined in the form of a Constitution for India. When India became a Republic on 26th January 1950, it further underlined the vision of the Founding Fathers – that there would be no monarchy in India, that there would be elected representatives, elected by the people. There’s a lot more in the Constitution – it lays down the terms of reference between organs of the State, separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, it talks about fundamental rights and duties of citizens.

While there is always scope for improvement, and any document should be a living document kept in tune with the times, the Constitution of India does provide a great framework for the country. Without it, there would be utter chaos.

And for this Constitution too, we need to thank our Founding Fathers and their vision.

I know none of this is new to anyone – and I am rambling – but I do think that at least on Independence Day (if not on other days) we need to remind ourselves of how much struggle, sacrifice and effort went into first making India an independent nation, and then ensuring it survived against the greatest of odds.

Unless and until we appreciate the magnitude of the challenges that were faced and overcome at that time, we will not be able to value the freedom we have today.

So I hope you will excuse my rather long history lesson. 🙂 If there are any inaccuracies here, please do let me know. I’m happy to be corrected.

The song “hum laaye hain toofaan se kashti nikaal ke” comes to mind in this regard.

Now to today’s India. Let’s take stock of where we are.

We’ve come a long way from those early fragile years. Sure, we’re still not where we’d like to be, but we’re definitely not looking at an existential crisis.

Economically too we are far better off today. Although we still have millions below the poverty line, and many above it still struggling to make both ends meet, we are better off than the “independence” generation. Many of us will admit that our own fathers and forefathers had a much tougher life than we are having now.

Education levels have also significantly improved. I have doubts about the quality of education as I see many “highly-qualified” Indians unable to comprehend basics, completely lacking in logical or analytical thinking, lacking in life-skills, but that’s for another debate. Let’s just say, we have many millions more “educated” Indians today.

In many other areas, like tackling disease, or improving sanitation or road infrastructure, India is progressing. It’s a 71-year young nation now, one would expect nothing less.

So on the material front, I think India is on the right track. Still a long way to go, still a lot of poverty to eradicate, but I have hope.

My bigger concern is to do with freedom and independence. Not of India, but of Indians.

I happen to think India became free and independent on 15th August 1947 – but only in a political sense.

Indians are FAR from being free or independent, even today, 71 years later.

When Indians attained freedom from colonial rule, they expected to be able to lead their lives as free citizens. No more being slaves to anyone, no more being treated like third-class citizens.

The reality though is that we are still slaves. Not to British masters anymore, but to Indian ones.

The difference is, we didn’t elect those British masters, we now elect our Indian masters. The specific individuals change, but the underlying master-slave relationship doesn’t.

In theory, in a democracy, we, the people, have power. We elect representatives on our behalf to run the affairs of the country. These representatives are therefore “public servants”, supposed to serve the interests of the people. They are supposed to be accountable to the people for the tasks assigned to them. They are also accountable to the people for funds utilized by them because these funds are collected from, and on behalf of, the people. They are supposed to be transparent about their work, so that the public can evaluate progress (or lack of it).

This is the theory.

We all know how things work in practice.

But why don’t they work?

Simply because there is a huge power imbalance between the people and their representatives. These representatives, so-called “public servants”, have steadily increased their power quotient at the cost of the people they are supposed to serve. As it is, they have the power to make laws – so they make or modify laws to strengthen their power position, to legitimize their power grab, thus further skewing the imbalance in their favour. Sel-aggrandizement is the mantra.

This isn’t just the story of one political party – this is with practically every political party.

Which is why the solution isn’t to just replace one party with another.

The solution is to structurally redress this power imbalance.

Make the public more powerful.

How?

There is very little power in the hands of one individual. I can scream from my rooftop but my single voice means nothing.

But there is a lot of power in a large group. The larger, the better.

When a large group chooses to raise its voice, these representatives have no choice but to listen. Otherwise they know they will be on the wrong side of the numbers game.

And in a democracy, it is all about a numbers game.

But for a large group to raise its voice against the powers-that-be, it has to, first of all, be free. It must NOT have a slave mentality.

And that’s a big problem in India.

Maybe due to historical baggage of being ruled by maharajas, many Indians are still subservient to authority. They are still happy to be “ruled”. Feudalism, although less today, still plays its role in perpetuating this master-slave relationship.

This is also why SO many Indians still have this “mai-baap” attitude towards government and other powers-that-be. They fall at the feet of politicians, seeking favours, sometimes even begging for something that is their right, but has been denied to them.

And of course, the politicians then act high-and-mighty, dishing out largesse as if they are royalty. They act generous – it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. A sizeable share of the public’s hard-earned money is distributed as an act of generosity by the politicians. And they get praise for this. Not to mention votes.

It is THIS mentality that is my biggest issue with Indians. This slave mentality.

Which is why I say India became a free country on 15th August 1947 – but Indians are still slaves.

Just to clarify, I wouldn’t blame the poor or destitute for this. They are barely struggling to survive on a daily basis – they hardly have any choice or agency. But those who DO have a choice, who don’t HAVE to grovel before the powers-that-be but still do so, they are the ones who are undermining the effort to redress the power imbalance. They are often the ones to first stand up in defence for the powers-that-be, against their own fellow citizens.

So on this Independence Day, my request to all Indians is to abolish this slave mindset – and be free. If you don’t want to be treated like a third-class citizen, you first need to stop behaving like one.

Freedom is too precious to let it be taken away from you by anyone. Like Sahir said “zindagi bheekh mein nahin milti, zindagi badh ke chheeni jaati hai…apna haq sangdil zamaane se, chheen pao, to koi baat baney”.

And please stand up for those who try to break these chains of slavery. As I said earlier, this battle cannot be fought by one individual. So when someone is trying to fight against oppression, against slavery, please support his or her effort, instead of undermining it by being loyal to the master.

Even during our Freedom Struggle, there were Indians who undermined the effort of fellow Indians by taking the side of the British. This only made the freedom struggle harder.

I hope we have learnt from that lesson.

There are a lot more thoughts in my head on this Independence Day – there are a lot more improvements I’d like to see in India. Especially with regard to society.

The thing is, if we harbour aspirations to be a truly developed nation, we need to also have progressive thought in society. Mere material progress isn’t enough.

It saddens me to see that even in 2018, some of our thinking is regressive.

Patriarchy is still rampant in Indian society – with all its negative consequences for women, and even men. It is one of the biggest reasons for rapes and other forms of violence against women.

Then, our casteism. Even today, Dalits are discriminated against – let’s not pretend they aren’t.

Indian society is full of prejudices – just look at matrimonial columns to get an idea.

There’s a lot more that bothers me – I could go on and on.

But this post has already become too long – and each of these topics deserves proper discussion and treatment of its own.

So I will stop here on these topics.

Just to clarify, I’m not saying we haven’t come a long way. We have. But we still have a very long way to go – in terms of poverty alleviation/elimination and society upgradation.

The responsibility lies largely with those of us who are relatively privileged and educated. Even the Freedom Struggle counted amongst its leaders many well-educated Indians, of whom many had had the opportunity to study or live abroad and get a different perspective on life and their country.

So those of us who are in a position to make a difference need to do so. But for that, we first need to CARE for our less-privileged fellow citizens. Instead of looking down on them, we need to think of how we can make their lives better. We need to help make them free and independent citizens. Remember, WE are the fortunate ones, to even be able to read this online. I don’t mean this in the slightest patronizing sense – the fact is that we are all privileged. Millions are not.

Also remember, those well-off Indians from the Freedom Struggle could very easily have just enjoyed their privilege instead of throwing themselves into the Struggle. They chose to make sacrifices because the cause they were fighting for, was bigger than their individual selves.

We need a similar cause that we can all rally around today. If that is the prosperity of India, it must mean the prosperity of all Indians, not just a select few. But prosperity, without peace and harmony, is useless. So the cause must encompass all these components.

India is nothing without Indians. It would be just a piece of land. So talking about “making INDIA a great nation” is all just empty rhetoric if we are not working towards making the future of INDIANS great. And again here I mean ALL Indians, not a select few.

For me it is all about the individual first. She or he is the unit-level of existence. If the individual isn’t empowered, if she or he isn’t free, what’s to celebrate about the nation being free? The nation is just a bunch of individuals, right?

You might not agree with my thoughts (and that’s perfectly fine!) – I’m just sharing them here on request of Avinashji. 

A lot more running in my head too – but this post has already become way too long now, so let me get to the song for the occasion.

It is a non-film song. A patriotic song composed by Khayyam, sung by Rafisaab, to Sahir’s lyrics.

I heard this song for the first time only a few days ago – I quite liked it. I hope you like it too.

Happy Independence Day. And thanks for your patience in tolerating this long post. 🙂


Song-Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai (Rafi NFS)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
chorus
Rafi+Chorus

Lyrics

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Aa aa aa aa aa
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Hamaare imtihaan ka waqt hai
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao
Taiyyaar ho jaao o

Hamaari sarhadon par khoon behta hai
Jawaanon ka
Aa aa
Huaa jaata hai dil chhalni
Himaalaa ki chattaanon ka
Aa aa
Uthho rukh pher do dushman ki
Topon ke dahaanon ka aa
Aa aa
Watan ki sarhadon par aahni
Deewaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Wo jinko saadgi mein hamne
Aankhon par bithhaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinko bhai kehkar
Hamne seene se lagaaya thha
Aa aa
Wo jinki gardanon mein haar
Baahon ka pehnaaya thha
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Aa aa aa
Ab unki gardanon ke waaste
Talwaar ho jaao o
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Na ham is waqt Hindu hain
Na Muslim hain
Na Isaayi
Hmm hmm hmm
Agar kuchh hain to hain
Is desh is dharti ke shaidaai
Hmm hmm hmm
Isi ko zindagi denge
Ae ae ae
Isi ko zindagi denge
Isi se zindagi paayi
Lahu ke rang se likhaa huaa
Ikraar ho jaao
Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao
Hoshiyaar ho jaao o

Watan ki aabroo khatre mein hai

Khabar rakhna koi gaddaar
Saazish kar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Nazar rakhna koi zaalim
Tijori bhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa
Hamaari kaum par ar ar ar
Hamaari kaum par
Taareekh tohmat dhar nahin paaye ae
Aa aa aa
Kafan dushman
Darindon ke liye
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o
Lalkaar ho jaao o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
आ आ आ आ आ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

हमारे इम्तिहान का वक़्त है
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ
तैयार हो जाओ ओ

हमारी सरहदों पर खून बहता है
जवानों का
आ आ
हुआ जाता है दिल छलनी
हिमाला की चट्टानों का
आ आ
उठो रुख फेर दो दुश्मन कि
तोपों के दहानों का आ
आ आ
वतन की सरहदों पर आहनी
दीवार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

वो जिनको सादगी में हमने
आँखों पर बिठाया था
आ आ
वो जिनको भाई कहकर
हमने सीने से लगाया था
आ आ
वो जिनकी गर्दनों में हार
बाहों का पहनाया था
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
आ आ आ
अब उनकी गर्दनों के वास्ते
तलवार हो जाओ ओ
होशियार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

ना हम इस वक़्त हिन्दू है
ना मुस्लिम है
न इसाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
अगर कुछ हैं तो है
इस देश इस धरती के शैदाई
हम्म हम्म हम्म
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
ए ए ए
इसी को ज़िन्दगी देंगे
इसी से ज़िन्दगी पायी
लहू के रंग से लिखा हुआ
इकरार हो जाओ
वतन की आबरू खतरे में है
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ
होशियार हो जाओ ओ

वतन की आबरू खतरे में है

खबर रखना कोई गद्दार
साज़िश कर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
नज़र रखना कोई ज़ालिम
तिजोरी भर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ
हमारी कौम पर र र र
हमारी कौम पर
तारीख तोहमत धर नहीं पाए ए
आ आ आ
कफ़न दुश्मन
दरिंदों के लिए
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ
ललकार हो जाओ ओ ओ

Dahaan – दहान -دہان
mouth; orifice

Shaidaa. ii – शैदाई – شیدائی
lover, enamored

Tohmat – तोहमत – تہمت
Allegation, Accuse
false accusation, suspicion of guilt

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

Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14432

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 16
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‘त’ – तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ, ओ जी ओ ओ ओ ॰ ॰ ॰

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फिर तेरी याद नए गीत सुनाने आई ॰ ॰ ॰

Never a day passes when your memories don’t pay a visit. . . bringing with them wonderful songs, heard and unheard. . . a treasure that keeps on playing in the alleys of the mind. . .

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Today’s episode features a wonderful breezy duet from the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’. This film is a social drama produced and directed by TS Tara, for the banner of Quality Pictures, Bombay. As the name suggests, the film has a theme that is built around a stage dance group, i.e. a nautanki group. It involves characters for whom dance and music is the drive in life; it also has others who would like to usurp and manipulate these passions for their own advantage; and then there are good hearted people who want to bring happiness to all. The cast of actors is very impressive – Ashok Kumar, Shobha Khote, Gopikrishan, Helen, Kamla Lakshman, Anoop Kumar, Dhumal, Iftikhar, Maya Das, Mirza Musharraf, Jamaal, Sujata, Bismillah, and Vivek.

As I check for details online, I come across a poster that shows Helen dancing in accompaniment with Gopi Krishan. Now this should be a veritable treat to watch – Helen dancing with an acknowledged master of classical dance. One of the websites https://bombaymann2.blogspot.com/ has reproduced a brief introduction of the film from the information booklet of the film, as below,

The whole worlds a stage – a Naachgar. Its impossible to tell its whole story in a small space like this. But we are glad here to introduce a few interesting characters whose strange doings give this story its fasicnation. . Radha: A simple village maiden who is in love with Mohan and eventually effaces herself in order that Mohan should be happy. . Mohan: A simple village youth, struck first by paralysis and then by a Raja’s bullet. He is dazzled by city life and, forsaking Radha, develops a strong infatuation for Renu, a city dancer. . Mohini: A young girl, orphaned by a storm. She finds her way into a Nautanki troupe and daydreams of happiness with Gopi, its organiser. But fate having decreed otherwise, she is ultimately forced into a Naachghar – away from her sweetheart. . Gopi: A Nautanki dancer, whose art show brilliantly in partnership with Mohini. They get lost to each other in the maze of city life – and take any knocks from fate in the process. . Shekhar: An opportunist, money-crazy couttier of the Raja of a state, who was the main barrier between Radha and Mohan and Gopi and Mohini. The only man he feared was Bihari. . Bihari: Orginally a guide in shikar-forest, he became the principal aide to the Raja Saheb and his chief confidant. . Raja Saheb: A large-hearted chief of a large state, who wanted to see everyone happy and prosperous. [Source: Booklet]

 

Geet Kosh lists 10 songs for this musical – all songs are created by the team of Sahir Ludhianvi and N Datta. The count of songs is like – one Rafi Sb solo, three Lata solos, four Rafi-Lata duets, and then one duet of Rafi Sb each with Asha and Geeta. Way back in September 2012, two songs of this film were posted in quick succession. Three more songs have followed in the interim. Today we get to the sixth song of this film. All songs are quite a treasure, and I hope the remaining songs will find their place on this blog shortly.

This song is one of the Rafi-Lata duets – kind of a teasing song, where in the lady requests not to be teased in public, and the gentleman wraps it up by stating that one should be open with one’s feelings – “दुनिया का डर क्या”.

A remarkable configuration of singing lines; the first two antaraas are all by Lata, with Rafi Sb making an appearance in the third. As the song progressed, I was almost thinking whether some error had been made and this was another solo. But then Rafi Sb’s voice appeared in the third antaraa. . . 🙂

Enjoy this quick paced and breeze tête-à-tête between lovers.

Song – Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O ji O O O  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ


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

Blog Day : 3585 Post No. : 14337

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 67#
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On our blog we have a ‘category’ of ‘songs excluded from movie’, and so far, seventy-nine songs have been posted/included in this category of songs. Today I present a song from the movie ‘Kaalaa Pathhar’ (1979), which belongs to this category.

I vaguely remember to have watched this movie in theatre when I must be 11/12 years old. Thereafter just six-seven years back I got its DVD from an online store to enjoy the movie again and revive the nostalgia. But, I was aware of the today’s song many years before, or exactly since 1991 when I got recorded this movie’s songs from the LP record, for my choice compilation of ‘Daag-Deewaar-Kaalaa Pathhar’ songs in a 90 min cassette.

‘Kaalaa Patthar’ was directed by Yash Chopra for his home productions Yashraj Films, Bombay. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.08.1979.

Its cast holds a ‘galaxy of stars’ which includes Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Prem Chopra, Parikshit Sahni, Romesh Sharma and Poonam Dhillon (in special appearance), Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Satyen Kappu, Yunus Parvez, Geeta Siddharth, Gautam Sarin, Sharat Saxena, Mac Mohan, Sudesh Mahaan, Sudhir Dalvi, Sudha Chopra, Harish, Mohan Sheri, Vikas Anand, Jagdish Raj, Suresh Oberoi, Prem Sagar, Pardesi, Nazeer Kashmiri, Ashok Razdan and many others.

This movie has six songs, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by Rajesh Roshan. Interesting to note that the background music for this movie is by Salil Chaudhary. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Mohd Rafi, Pamela Chopra, S.K. Mahan, and Usha Mangeshkar have given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog, and the song being presented today is the fourth song from this movie to appear on our blog. The previous posted song of this movie appeared on the blog on 24.05.2012. Wow. . . six years wait to get to the next song. 🙂

Today’s song is written by Sahir Ludhianvi and thus this is the third song of Sahir Ludhianvi which I am able to share here under the category of ‘songs excluded from movie’, the earlier two being, Kya Tum Wahi Ho – from ‘Mann Ki Aankhen’ (1970) and Ja Ri Behna Jaa Tu Apne Ghar Ja from ‘Trishul’ (1978).

The other Sahir songs which were excluded from movies, and which have been posted on the blog so far are also listed here – Rut Phire Par Din Hamaare – from ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), Yoon Hi Dil Ne Chaaha Tha Rona Rulaanaa – from ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963) and Saajan Bin Neend Naa Aawe – from ‘Munimji’ (1955).

HFGK Vol- V doesn’t mention anything about ‘exclusion’ of this song from the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to share information if any they have about this song please.

 Let us now enjoy the today’s song, which I do like very much. 🙂

 Mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke. . .

Song – Mujhe Pyaar Ka Tohfa De Ke (Kaala Pathhar) (1979) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein leke
mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
meri har saans mein pyaas jagaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

he ae

tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
mere ehsaas mein aag lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

ek chhed thhi wo yunhi si
tum jisko haqeeqat samjhe
ae ae ae ae
jab chhed na thhamne paayi
ham usko mohabbat samjhe
ho o
o o
us chhed ke sadke jaayen
jis chhed se tumko paayen
us chhed ke sadke jaayen
jis chhed se tumko paayen
zaraa si chhed ne baat banaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

dil ik din to jaana thhaa
hamne socha jaane do
ho o o
o o
haaye
is dil ko thhaam ke rakkho
itna na lehraane do
o o
o o
ye dil kab lehraata thha
har ik se katraata thha
ye dil kab lehraata thha
har ik se katraata thha
tumhi ne mel ki raah sujhaa di
tumne kya kiya

o ho ho ho ho
aa aa aa aa
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa

thhamne do meri dhadkan
aisi bhi kya wahshat hai
ae ae ae ae
hamne apni keh di hai
tum bolo kya niyat hai
ho o
o o
bolun to kaise bolun
dil apna kaise kholun
bolun to kaise bolun
dil apna kaise kholun
mere hothon pe mohar lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
mujhe pyaar ka tohfa de ke
tapti baahon mein le ke
meri har saans mein pyaas jagaa di
tumne ae kya kiya

he ae ae

tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
tumne itna uksaaya
dil roke ruk na paaya
mere ehsaas mein aag lagaa di
tumne kya kiya

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मेरी हर साँस में प्यास जगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया आ

हे ए ए ए

तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
मेरे एहसास में आग लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

इक छेड़ थी वो यूंही सी ई
तुम जिसको हकीकत समझे
ए ए ए ए ए ए
जब छेड़ न थमने पायी ई
हम उसको मोहब्बत समझे
हो ओ ओ ओ
उस छेड़ के सदके जाएँ
जिस छेड़ से तुमको पायें
उस छेड़ के सदके जाएँ
जिस छेड़ से तुमको पायें
ज़रा सी छेड़ ने बात बना दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

दिल एक दिन तो जाना था
हमने सोचा जाने दो
हो ओ ओ
हो हाए ए
इस दिल को थाम के रखो
इतना ना लहराने दो
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ये दिल कब लहराता था
हर इक से कतराता था
ये दिल कब लहराता था
हर इक से कतराता था
तुम्ही ने मेल कि राह सुझा दी
तुमने क्या किया

ओ हो हो हो हो
आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ आ

थमने दो मेरी धड़कन
ऐसी भी या वहशत है
ए ए ए ए
हमने अपनी कह दी है
तुम बोलो क्या नियत है
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बोलूं तो कैसे बोलूं
दिल अपना कैसे खोलूं
बोलूं तो कैसे बोलूं
दिल अपना कैसे खोलूं
मेरे होंठों पे मोहर लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया

मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मुझे प्यार का तोहफा दे के
तपती बाहों में लेके
मेरी हर साँस में प्यास जगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया आ

हे ए ए ए
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
तुमने इतन उकसाया
दिल रोके रुक ना पाया
मेरे एहसास में आग लगा दी
तुमने ए क्या किया


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Blog Day : 3529 Post No. : 14176

“Trishul”(1978) was produced by Gulshan Rai and directed by Yash Chopra for Trimurti Films, Bombay. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra, Poonam Dhillon (new discovery), Hema Malini (special appearance), Sachin (guest role), Manmohan Krishn, Ifthhikar, Yunus Parwez, Geeta Siddharth, Sudha Chopra, Jagdeesh Raj, Mohan Sherry, B K Dubey, Mahan, Baldev Trehan, Master Raju, Waheeda Rehman etc in it.

“Trishul”(1978) had seven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the six songs that have been covered in the past :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Jaaneman tum kamaal karti ho 929 19-Mar-09
Muhabbat bade kaam ki cheez hai 2876 30-Aug-10
Ja ri behna ja tu apne ghar ja 9462 18-Feb-14
Aap ki mehki huyi zulf ko kehte hain ghata 10274 20-Sep-14
Tu mere saath rahega munne 11907 8-Mar-16
Kabhi kasmein na toden 14172 16-Mar-18

In Hindi movies, people are shown falling in love even though they often cannot afford it. Just like one cannot sing bhajan on an empty stomach (one Hindi saying), one cannot afford to fall in love unless one is financially independent and secure (it is a Hindi saying of my creation 🙂 )

We often find people telling us that they remained uneducated because of poor financial conditions, but we will never find a drunkard who allows poor financial conditions to come in the way of him becoming a drunkard. Likewise, in Hindi movies we will never find a pair of lead actors telling us that they were not in a situation to lip sync a romantic duet because of lack of financial independence.

“Trishul”(1978) has as many as four duet songs and they are picturised on three pairs. Sanjeev Kumar and Waheeda Rehman lip sync one duet while Shashi Kapoor and Hema Malini lip sync two duets. Going by the story, Sanjeev Kumar and Waheeda Rehman were not in a position to lip sync a romantic duet but they did so even if they could not afford it.

Shashi Kapoor and Hema Malini are both shown as financially independent, so they can very well afford to fall in love and sing duets. They sing two duets and that is quite acceptable as far as I am concerned.

I quite like the fact that Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhi do not sing any duet in the movie because they actually cannot afford to.

The seventh and final song from the movie happens to be the fourth duet of the movie. It is sung by Nitin Mukesh and Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. music is composed by Khayyam.

The song is lip synced by Sachin and Poonam Dhillon in a swimming pool. Now, here is a pair of actors who are college students and they are financially dependent on their parents. But like archtypical drunkards, they do not allow their lack of financial independence come in the way of singing a romantic duet.

With this song, “Trishul”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio (Full)

Video

Song-Gapoochi gapoochi gam gam (Trishul)(1978) Singers-Lata, Nitin Mukesh, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
Both

Lyrics

gapoochi gapoochi gum gum
kishiki kishiki kum kum
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum

o sanam
hum donon
saath rahen
janam janam
o sanam
hum donon
saath rahen janam janam
eh
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum
kishiki kishiki kum kum
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum

phoolon jaisa chehra
daali jaisa tan hai

teri hi amaanat
har dhadkan hai
phoolon jaisa chehra
daali jaisa tan hai

teri hi amaanat
har dhadkan hai
arre aa bhi jaa baahon mein
pyaar ka aa ho sangam

o sanam
hum donon
saath rahen janam janam
hey
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum
kishiki kishiki kum kum
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum

jaadu bhari aankhen khwaabon ke khazane
mehki mehki sanse gaati hain tarane
jadu bhari aankhe khwabo ke khazane
mehki mehki sanse gaati hain tarane
aa bhi jaa baho me pyar ka ho sangam
oh sanam hum dono sath rahe janam janam
hey
gapoochi gapoochi gum gum
kishiki kishiki kum kum
gapochi gapochi gum gum

jaage jaage armaan
bheega bheega mausam
dilon ki yeh halchal
boondon ki yeh chham chham
jaage jaage armaan
bheega bheega mausam
dilon ki yeh halchal
boondon ki yeh chham chham
aa bhi jaa baahon mein
pyaar ka aa ho sangam
arre o sanam
hum donon
saath rahen janam janam

o sanam
hum donon
saath rahen janam janam
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
laa laa laa
lalalala


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Blog Day : 3528 Post No. : 14172

“Trishul”(1978) was produced by Gulshan Rai and directed by Yash Chopra for Trimurti Films, Bombay. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra, Poonam Dhillon (new discovery), Hema Malini (special appearance), Sachin (guest role), Manmohan Krishn, Ifthhikar, Yunus Parwez, Geeta Siddharth, Sudha Chopra, Jagdeesh Raj, Mohan Sherry, B K Dubey, Mahan, Baldev Trehan, Master Raju, Waheeda Rehman etc in it.

“Trishul”(1978) had seven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past. Here is the sixth song from “Trishul”(1978) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

The song is picturised as a romantic song on Shashi Kapoor and Hema Malini.


Song-Kabhi kasmein na toden (Trishul)(1978) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
Both

Lyrics

o kabhi kasmein na toden
usey jeete jee na chhoden
jo ho yaar apna
o chaahe roke duniya saari
uspe kar den sab kuchh waari
jo ho yaar apna

o kabhi kasmein na toden
use jeete jee na chhoden
jo ho yaar apna

yaar jisko bhi kah den jubaan se
mol uska chukaayen dil jaan se
o yaar jisko bi kah den jubaan se
mol uska chukaayen dil jaan se
o haath rahe chaahe toote
baanh uski na chhoote
jo ho yaar apna
o chaahe roke duniya saari
uspe kar den sab kuchh waari
jo ho yaar apna

dukh yaar se miley to sukh jaaniye
yaar kahiye jise usey rab maaniye
dukh yaar se miley to sukh jaaniye
yaar kahiye jise usey rab maaniye
o ghaav kitne bhi sahiye
bura usko na kahiye
jo ho yaar apna

o kabhi kasmein na toden
use jeete jee na chhoden
jo ho yaar apna

bair pad jaaye chaahe jahaan se
o yaari yaar ki nibhaayen sada shaan se
bair pad jaaye chaahe jahaan se
o yaari yaar ki nibhaayen sada shaan se
o jaan rahe chaahe jaaye
aanch us pe na aaye
jo ho yaar apna

o kabhi kasmein na toden
use jeete ji na chhoden
o chaahe roke duniya saari
uspe kar den sab kuchh waari
o haath rahe chaahe toote
baanh uski na chhoote
o ghaav kitne bhi sahiye
bura usko na kahiye
o jaan rahe chaahe jaaye
aanch us pe na aaye
jo ho yaar apna
o kabhi kasmein na toden
usey jeete jee na chhoden
jo ho yaar apna
o jo ho yaar apna
o jo ho yaar apna


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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14136

There are many artists for whom I’ve written posts here, remembering them on their birth or death anniversaries. But there are two artists who have featured more than others in this regard. I remember them every day anyway – so on their anniversary it is only a matter of a different intensity. I am grateful to them every single day for their legacy, the treasure trove they have left us behind with. They are long gone now from this world – coincidentally they went within a few months of each other – but they remain, and will always remain, in my heart. And not just my heart, but millions of hearts. Such is the love we have for them, such is the hold they have over us.

I am of course talking about two giants of the industry – Rafi Saab and Sahir Ludhianvi.

Today happens to be the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir – and here I am, writing yet another post in his memory. I have already written many posts on him, so I expect this will be a short one. At least, by my standards. 🙂

From all accounts, Rafi Saab and Sahir were like chalk and cheese. Rafi Saab is reported always having a smile on his lips, a total lack of ego, easy to work with, a generally non-controversial nature – and was one of the most-loved artistes in the industry.

In contrast, Sahir was seen as egoist, not the easiest person to work with. He was seen as often being bitter and rebellious. He had his fair share of controversies – and differences with other artistes. It’s also fair to say that while everyone acknowledged his genius as a poet and lyricist, he didn’t exactly endear himself to one and all.

And yet both of them have a special place in my heart. They were masters of their craft, and when they executed it, whether through the written word (Sahir) or through his voice (Rafi Saab), the words went straight to my heart.

Since this is a post for Sahir’s anniversary, I will keep it to Sahir from here on.

Sahir needs no introduction to anyone here. And if he does, there are far better sources to discuss him than this post, so I would recommend checking out any of them. Here I will only talk briefly about why I love Sahir so much. It goes without saying that Sahir’s poetry (which often found its way in his lyrics) was in a class of its own. In fact, he often dumbed down (simplified) his poetry to make it more understandable for film-going audiences.

Much of Sahir’s poetry is understandably in Urdu – and his lyrics for film songs too have a strong Urdu slant to them. As a big fan of Urdu, I thoroughly enjoy listening to Sahir’s poetry and lyrics, even if I don’t always understand them. 🙂 But if it were only Urdu that attracted me to him, that would be at one level only. After all, I have a great regard for Shakeel Badayuni too – his lyrics were also often Urdu-based, and second to none.

No, it is more than just Urdu that attracts me. It is the poet himself – Sahir, the person.

To the world, his bitterness (‘talkhi‘), his moodiness, his ego, his sharp tongue might have made him intolerable. To me, I think it is these very qualities that helped him write the poetry he did. You cannot be dispassionate, you cannot be without fire in your belly – and write rousing poetry. It just doesn’t work. An actor might be able to completely keep his persona behind and immerse himself in a role the moment the director screams “Action”. After all, he is an actor – his job is to be somebody he isn’t in real life.

On the contrary, for a poet, his writing is nothing but an expression of himself and his creativity. And that creativity is a function of his mind, heart and soul. So it is only natural that how he thinks or feels will get reflected in his writing. It is possible to of course separate the two – and seasoned poets do – but when the poetry is in sync with the mood, it probably flows much more naturally. I’m guessing this – I’m no poet. 🙂

So Sahir throwing his feelings into his poetry is something I totally approve of. Now, to the content itself.

In his inimitable style, he wrote on a variety of topics. But he is most identified with having a strong opinion on social issues of the day – and never hesitating to express his opinion. He often used his poetry as a medium to convey a strong message. Sometimes showing a mirror to society, sometimes questioning the government of the day. Sometimes exposing hypocrisy, sometimes calling for revolution. Whatever it was, he was not just another poet content to write some lyrics and get paid for them. He was socially sensitive – and clearly the ills in society bothered him deeply. And this is one of the main reasons I SO love Sahir. How I wish we had more poets like him today, with so much awareness and concern for the plight of the common man!

He has written about injustice in society (“Samaaj Ko Badal Daalo”), about the need for unity in a fractured society (“Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega“), about women’s plight in India (“Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko”), about hope (“Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo”, “Ponchh Kar Ashq Apni Aankhon Se“, “Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi”) and despair (“Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai“, “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain“, “. . .Rehne Ko Ghar Nahin Hai, Sara Jahaan Hamaara“).

For someone who had a grounding in Urdu, he could write beautiful bhajans like “Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaaye“, “Prabhu Tero Naam“, “Allah Tero Naam“, “Meri Sun Le Araj Banwaari“,  and the immortal “Aan Milo Aan Milo Shyam Saanwre“.

Then there is the philosophical Sahir too, exemplified in songs like “Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu“.

A recurring theme in his writing is the mother-child relationship, maybe based on his own experiences in life. It is well-known that he was particularly close to his mother – and chose her above his much more affluent father when he had to make a choice. So we see beautiful lyrics on mother-child in ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (“Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai“), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (“Tere Bachpan Ko“), ‘Trishul’ (“Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne“)  – and I am sure some other films too.

Then there is the qawwaali Sahir. He excelled in them, with the qawwaalis of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, ‘Dharamputra’ and ‘Taj Mahal’ showcasing just some of his work.

And then there is the romantic Sahir. Yes, while he wrote about all other aspects of life, he did not come up short on what was bread-and-butter for most poets – romantic poetry. He could write the most romantic lines – the romantic songs of ‘Gumraah’ and ‘Hamraaz’, for example, just take your breath away. And not just these films – think of songs like “Parbaton Ke Pedon Par” from ‘Shagoon’, and on the same ‘parbat’ theme, “Ye Parbaton Ke Daayare” from ‘Vaasna’.

I can go on and on, discussing his songs, but I think I need to now come to the song for today. It is also a romantic song, but this time from very late in his career. It is no secret that in the 1970s, Sahir was disillusioned with the quality of lyrics on offer in Hindi cinema. Urdu, which offered so much richness to lyrics, was being phased out and replaced with more ‘chaalu‘ lyrics. In general, films (and music too, I might add) had become more loud and less, for want of a better word, classy.

He himself withdrew for a bit – and while he continued to work for the BR Chopra/Yash Chopra banners, he wasn’t as prolific as in the 60s. His disillusionment is probably best expressed in one of his most memorable songs of the decade – “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

It is in this context one needs to see the song for today. It is from the 1980 film ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’, a film that makes its debut on the blog today. I remember this film being released – and being a flop. I haven’t seen the film – my understanding is, it’s based on the famous ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ story. Sanjeev Kumar plays the dual role. The song is a romantic song – and pleasant enough, even if it doesn’t quite scale to the level of his heady songs of the 1960s. Even so, in comparison to the fare around at the time, I’d say its lyrics are better than most other songs of the time. Of course this is just my personal opinion.

Let’s now listen to the song, sung by Sulakshana Pandit and Rafi Saab. Music is by N Datta, one of his most famous pairings. I leave it to you to judge for yourself what you make of this song. I quite like it.

Lyrics were provided to me by the ever-helpful and reliable Avinash ji. A big thanks to him. He makes it so much easier for me to just focus on the write-up itself.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aaj Socha Hai Khayaalon Mein Bula Kar Tum Ko (Chehre Pe Chehra) (1980) Singer – Sulakshana Pandit, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Sulakshana Pandit + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aaj socha hai. . .
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaa kar tum ko
pyaar ke naam pe thodi si shikaayat kar len
aaj socha hai

aise bichhade ho ke jaise kabhi milna hi nahin
aise bhoole ho ki jaise  kabhi jaana hi na thha
ajnabhi ban ke agar yoon hi sitam dhaana thha
paas aana hi na thha  paas bulaana hi na thha
aao toote huye
aao toote huye
khwaabon ki jiyaarat kar len
aaj socha hai ae

ranjishen bhi wahin palti hain
jahaan pyaar paley
pyaar hi jis se nahin
us se gilaa kya hoga
meri ummeed hai tu
teri tammanna main hoon
aur chaahat ki duaaon ka sila kya hoga
ranjishen bhool ke
ranjishen bhool ke
khwaabon ko haqeeqat kar len
aaj socha hai

kya kahoon main tumhen
kya samjha hai kya maana hai
meri chaahat ne tumhen
apna khudaa maana hai
apna hissa hi tumhe maine sadaa maana hai
jaan ko kis ne bhalaa tan se judaa maana hai
jaan aur tan se
jaan aur tan se naya ahd-e-mohabbat kar len
aaj socha hai
aaj socha hai
khayaalon mein bulaakar tumko
pyaar ke naam pe thodisi shikaa …

hmm hmm hmm hmmmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

aaj socha hai. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज सोचा है॰॰॰
आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिकायत कर ले ए ए
आज सोचा है

ऐसे बिछड़े हो के जैसे कभी मिलना ही नहीं
ऐसे भूले हो कि जैसे कभी जाना ही नहीं था
अजनबी बन के अगर यूंही सितम ढाना था
पास आना ही न था पास बुलाना ही न था
आओ टूटे हुए
आओ टूटे हुए
ख़्वाबों कि ज़ियारत कर लें
आज सोचा है ए

रंजिशें भी वहीँ पलती हैं
जहाँ प्यार पले
प्यार ही जिससे नहीं
उस से गिला क्या होगा
मेरी उम्मीद है तू
तेरी तमन्ना मैं हूँ
और चाहत की दुआओं का सिला क्या होगा
रंजिशें भूल के
रंजिशें भूल के
ख़्वाबों कों हकीकत कर लें
आज सोचा है

क्या कहूँ मैं तुम्हे
क्या समझा है क्या माना है
मेरी चाहत ने तुम्हें
अपना खुदा माना है
अपना हिस्सा हि तुम्हे मैंने सदा माना है
जान को किसने भला तन से जुदा माना है
जान और तन से
जान और तन से नया अहद-ए-मोहब्बत कर लें
आज सोचा है

आज सोचा है
खयालों में बुला कर तुमको
प्यार के नाम पे थोडी सी शिका…

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्मम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म
हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सोचा है॰॰॰


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Blog Day : 3509 Post No. : 14100

Every morning I walk my pets by turns. That is a good time for thinking and getting interesting thoughts. I realised that our blog centuries (when they are taking place at their normal pace) are like lunar months. In the past, we would complete our centuries in 15-16 days which was like one paksh of a lunar month. Nowadays we are taking nearly twice as long to complete a century. In other words, our centuries these days take as long as a lunar month. In other words, these days we are getting one century post per month.

It is different this month. In this month of february 2018, we had touched post number 14000 on the very first day. Today, towards the fag end of february 2018, we reach the next century, viz 14100th post in the blog. It is rare to have two full moons in one month and that has led to the phrase “once in a blue moon”. January 2018 was a blue moon month as far as two full moons were concerned. February 2018 is a “once in a blue moon” month for the blog as far as appearance of two century posts is concerned. When I checked up, I found that the last time we had two century posts in a month was in april 2017. 🙂

Whenever one is dealing with big numbers, one cannot help but devise some statistical tools to judge one’s performance. In limited overs cricket, we have strike rate. In this blog, I have devised a term called blog strike rate. Blog strike rate is nothing but the number of songs per day. One can divide the number of song posts by the number of days in which these posts appeared. We are going at a strike rate of just over 4 songs a day throughout the existence of the blog.

Then there are other interesting statistical analysis that are possible. For instance, number of songs that were created in a year and the number of songs from that year that are covered in the blog. Another variation is number of movies that were released in a year and the number of movies of that year that are represented in the blog. For instance, the year 1964 had 99 movies and 671 songs. The blog has 90 of these movies and 422 of these songs represented in the blog. 44 of these movies are already YIPPEED. So 46 up YIPPEED movies plus nine unrepresented movies from 1964 remain to be covered in the blog.

Covering the as yet unrepresented songs may not be as simple and straightforward as it may appear to the uninitiated. For instance, the nine missing movies of 1964 are rare movies. Sudhir Jee is on a mission to cover the missing movies of 1960s. In two years and three months he has covered more than 60 missing movies of 1960s in the blog. There were 929 movies released in 1960s. As many as 808 of them are covered in the blog with 361 of them already YIPPEED. So just over one hundred movies of 1960s are yet to be covered in the blog. We are making progress regularly. Still a stage will come when we will end up a few movies and a few hundred songs short because of unavailability of the remaining movies and /or songs. In all some 6521 songs were created in 1960s. The blog has 3488 of them. Just over 3000 songs of 1960s remain to be covered.

The decade of 1950s is the most well represented in the blog. 1111 movies are 8654 songs were created during this decade. The blog has 996 movies and 4627 songs represented in the blog, with 348 of these movies already YIPPEED.

Another statistics that is of great interest to me is the number of artists represented in the blog.The lyricists, singers and music directors represented in the blog add up to over 2000. The number of artists on whom these songs were picturised, or who helped create these movies also add up to a considerable number.

Well known artists find considerable representation in the blog. In addition, the blog also gives coverage and recognition to artists who are lesser known and even obscure.

This century songs seeks to recognise the contribution of one of the lesser known artist. This artist is Johny Whisky. This name is obviously inspired from Johny Walker. Johny Whisky (8 february 1932- 7 december 2006), originally named Sheikh Zennul Abdeen, has figured in bit roles in lots of movies starting from 1960s till 1990s. He worked in bit roles and he was too insignificant an actor unlike Johny Walker who tended to have at least one song earmarked for himself in ever movie. Still, Johny Whisky’s voice has been used in a few songs. Johny Whisky got to lend his voice in a song in “Akeli Mat Jaiyyo” (1963), viz. Chal chal chal mere dil and in a song in “Anjaam”(1968) viz. Mubaarak ho tumko ye jungle puraana.

The song under discussion is one where Johny Whisky is the main singer. Johny Whisky plays a eunuch who in India tend to look for houses with newborns. They would reach that house armed with dholaks and sing “badhaai”. That is the main occupation of this third gender in India.

The song is a “badhaai” song which is sung by Johny Whisky and chorus. Though only the audio is availabble, but it is clear that the song is picturised on Johny Whisky and others playing “hijdas”. Though this song is mentioned as a traditioan song, Sahir Ludhianvi is credited as the lyricist of this song in Akshay Manwani’s ‘Sahir Ludhianvi- The People’s Poet’.

Music is composed by C Arjun.

This song is the fifth and final song from the movie so this doubles up as the YIPPEE movie of the day as well.

Here are the details of the earlier songs from the movie covered in the blog.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ham mein hai kyaa ke hamen koi haseena chaahe 5212 28-Dec-11
Ab se pehle to ye dil ki haalat na thhi 7942 20-Apr-13
Ek khwaab e tamanna bhoole thhe 12493 25-Oct-16
Us jaan e do aalam ka jalwa (Nawaab Saahib) 13373 26-Jun-17

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

With this song, “Nawaab Saahib”(1978) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. The blog ofcouse clocks 14100th song post with this song.

As always, I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continous support, encouragement, contributions, suggestions etc which is helping this bandwagon moving along in this musical journey where we rarely halt at any stops.


Song-Ladke ki aaj main mubaarakbaadi dene aayi (Nawab Sahib)(1978) Singer-Johny Whisky, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-C Arjun
Chorus
Johny Whisky + Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Mubarak ho o
Salaamat raho o
Kahaan chale gaye sab log
Dholak nikaalo
Shurru karo

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
salaamat baadi gaane aayi
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Salaamat baadi gaane aayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Chandan ka palnaa laayi
aur
Resham ki dori laayi

Kurta aur topi laayi
Aur ?? laayi
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

Haaye ek ruppalli
Haaye
Haaye

Inke Khaalu
Daiyya re daiyya
Inki Maami
Daiyya re daiyya
Unke chaacha
Daiyya re daiyya
Bachcha jachcha pe shobhe
Heera moti panna jaise
Chaand ke aas paas
Taaramandal chamke jaise
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi
Haan
Dena sarkaar more
Manmaange muraad paayi

Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi
Ladke ki aaj main
Mubaarak baadi dene aayi

O koi filmi gaana sunaao na
to Haan leo
Filmi gaana suno
Inhi logon ne
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne
Le leena aa
Le leena
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le lina
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le leena
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Aa hey
Inhi logon ne ae
Inhi logon ne ae
Le lina
Duppatta mera
Inhi logon ne
Le lina
Duppatta mera aa

Amaa yaar
Koyi phadakta huaa gaana sunaao

Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raani tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raani tore bangle pe

Aa aa
Tore bangle pe raaja aa
Tore bangle pe
Tore bangle pe raaja aa
Tore bangle pe
Haay haay
Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe

Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe
Nazar laagi raaja tore bangle pe


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Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14047

“Deedaar e Yaar”(1982) was produced by Prasann Kapoor and directed by H S Rawail for Tirupati Pictures. The movie had Jeetendra, Rekha, Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Deven Verma, Shreeram Lagoo, Urmila Bhat, Nirupa Roy, Reena Roy, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

This production house was wound up and Prasann Kapoor parted ways with his brother Jeetendra after the debacle of this movie at the box office. Two decades later, Ekta Kapoor, the daughter of Jeetendra, created Balaji telefilms, and the rest was history as far as Jeetendra was concerned.

Jeetendra hit the jackpot through his business savvy daughter.

Tina Munim (DoB 11 february 1957), who celebrates her birthday today, may have been just as oblivious of her future as Jeetendra at that time. In less than a decade, she would be married into a fast rising business family that has subsequently become the biggest privately owned business empire in India. Tina Munim, as Tina Ambani, wife of Anil Ambani, must be the richest ex film actress, not only in India, but worldwise as well. I am not aware of too many actresses getting to marry business tycoons of that level.

Tina Munim had a decent innings as an actress in Hindi movies. She began with “Des Pardes” (1978) as a Dev Anand discovery and her career was launched thereafter. She has the distinction of working with top stars of four generations at least. She worked opposite Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Rajeev Kapoor etc. In fact, she worked with Rajesh Khanna is about a dozen movies, which is more than the number of movies that Rajesh Khanna worked with opposite Mumtaz. 🙂

I first watched Tina Munim as a twentyone year old in “Des Pardes”(1978) forty years ago. So do the maths and find out how old she is today. How time flies. 🙂

On this occasion, here is a song from “Deedaar e Yaar”(1982). the song is sung by Lata. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The song is picturised as a piano song on Tina Munim, with a bearded and bespectacled Rishi Kapoor (masquerading as a bearer, I guess) also present.

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

We take this opportunity to wish Tina Ambani a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Tumko dekha to samajh mein aaya (Deedaar e yaar)(1982) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Tina Munim

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Log kyun but ko khuda
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
But mein butgar ki jhalak hoti hai
Isko chhoo kar usey pehchaante hain
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Tumko dekha to samajh mein aaya

Tumko dekha to ye maaloom huaa
Log kyun ishq mein deewaane bane
Taaj chhode gaye aur takht lute
Kais o Farhaad ke afsaane bane
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

Janaab Saba Sabai Sahab
Ek shaayar ne
Ek haseena ko dekh kar
Kuchh sher kahe thhe
Jo main aapke huzoor mein
Pesh kar rahi hoon

Tumko dekha to ye ehsaas huaa
Aise but bhi hain jo lab kholte hain
Jinki angdaayeeyaan par tolti hain
Jinke shaadaab badan boltey hain
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

Husn ke jalwaa ae rangeen mein
Khuda hota hai
Husn ke saamne sajdaa bhi rawaan hota hai
Deen e ulfat mein yahi rasm chali aayi hai
Log ise kufr bhi kehte hon
To kya hota hai
Pehle anjaan thhe
Ab jaante hain
Log kyun but ko khuda
Maante hain
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya
Tumko dekha to
Samajh mein aaya

————————————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————————————————
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
बुत में बुतगर कि झलक होती हैं
इसको छुकर उसे पहचानते हैं
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

तुमको देखा तो ये मालूम हुआ
लोग क्यूँ इश्क में दीवाने बने
ताज छोड़े गए और तख़्त लुटे
कैस ओ फरहाद के अफ़साने बने
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

जनाब सबा सबाई साहब
एक शायर ने
एक हसीना को देख कर
कुछ शेर कहे थे
जो मैं आपके हजूर में
पेश कर रही हूँ

तुमको देखा तो ये एहसास हुआ
ऐसे बुत भी हैं जो लब खोलते हैं
जिनकी अंगडाईयाँ पर तोलती हैं
जिनके शादाब बदन बोलते हैं
पहले अनजान थे
अब जानते हैं
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया

हुस्न के जलवा ए रंगीन में
खुदा होता हैं
हुस्न के सामने सजदा भी रवां होता हैं
दिन ए उल्फत में यहीं रस्म चली आयी हैं
लोग इसे कुफ्र भी कहतें हैं
तो क्या होता हैं
पहले अनजान थे
लोग क्यूँ बुत को खुदा
मानते हैं
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया
तुमको देखा तो
समझ में आया


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Blog Day : 3491 Post No. : 14025

“Sansaar”(1971) was directed by Dilip Bose for Deluxe Films, Bombay. The movie had Navin Nischhol, Anupama, Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jayshree T, Bipin Gupta, Krishna Dhawan, Mohan Choti, Meena T, Chandrima Bhaduri, Asit Sen, Chaman Puri, Jankidas, Mridula, Master Satyajit, Baldev Khosa (New Discovery) etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Sansaar”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Picturisation shows a kid (Master Satyajit ?) missing his school classes and selling toys on streets to earn a living and help his mother (Nirupa Roy) who is ill. His mother of course has no idea and she is informed by the schoolmates of her son that he is not attending school. The picturisation also shows Navin Nischol who is trying on concentrate on something else but the sales pitch song manages to get him distracted.

I have not seen the movie and I have little idea about the background of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on what is happening in the picturisation.


Song-Mere baabu khilaune le jaa (Sansaar)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

mere baabu khilaune leja
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge

pankh waala ghoda
ye chidiyon ka joda
ye natkhat gudiya kaanch ki
pankh waala ghoda
ye chidiyon ka joda
ye natkhat gudiya kaanch ki
haath waala baaja
ye moonchh waala raaja
har ek shai aane paanch ki
ye gandhi ye gautam
ye shyaam salona leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge

naach uthhe bachche khilaune aise achche
main bechoon beech baazaar ke
naach uthhe bachche khilaune aise achche
main bechoon beech baazaar ke
ek bachcha beche aur ek bachcha khele
ajab dhang is sansaar ke
mere baabu mere raaja
sab aune paune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge

bhaag laaye aisa ke paas nahin paisa
kate hain din faake jhel ke
bhaag laaye aisa ke paas nahin paisa
kate hain din faake jhel ke
maal bike baabu to pet pale baabu
hamen kya lena khel ke
nirdhan ke baalak se sab khel khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge


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