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4918 Post No. : 16741

“Sapan Suhaane”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, K N Singh, Leela Mishra, Parveen Paul, Samson, Ram Mohan, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs from this movie have been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of post Singer(s)
1440 Ghoonghat hata na dena goriye 14 June 2009 Lata
1793 Chaand kabhi thaa baahon mein 23 August 2009 Sabita Chaudhary
1847 Naam mera Nimmo mukaam Ludhiyaana 1 September 2009 Lata, Manna Dey, Dwijen Mukherjee
13519 Dil kehta hai zara to dam le lo 12 August 2017 Manna Dey
15798 O gori aa jaa gaddi vich baithh jaa 12 August 2020 Manna Dey , Lata
16031 Nazar se mil gayi nazar 10 November 2020 Sabita Bannerjee , Dwijen Mukherjee

Here is the seventh and final song from “Sapan Suhaane”(1961). The song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

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

With this song, all the songs of “Sapan Suhaane”(1961) have been covered in the blog. “Sapan Suhaane”(1961) thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Lo sun lo ye mera afsaana (Sapan Suhaane)(1961) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana aay
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana aa aa aa haay
haay
lo sun lo ye mera
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

jis raah pe hai aana jaana
us raah pe uska mil jaana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

aji jis raah pe hai aana jaana
us raah pe uska mil jana
lo sun lo ye mera afsaana
dilchasp hai dil ka afsaana

wo mast nazar jaise hi hansi
main dene chala dil nazraana aa
yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai
yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
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aa aa aa aa
kya cheez hai chaahat
kya kehne
uff o ye mohabbat
kya kehne
mil jaaye jo daulat
kya kehne
khul jaati hai kismat
kya kehne
kya cheez hai chaahat
kya kehne
lo ho gayi muhabbat
kya kehne
mil jaaye ye daulat
kya kehne
khul jaati hai kismat
kya kehne

hum badhne lage thhe
kya kehne
hum badhhne lage thhe
kya kehne
phhadki thhi tabeeyat
kya kehne ae

magar itne mein

yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

ga re ma pa dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni sa
dha ni dha ta ni
dha ta ni
dha ta ni dha pa ma ga
dha ta
ma ga re sa
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat

mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai mana hai
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat
mana hai yaad aaya ke mohabbat


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4749 Post No. : 16481 Movie Count :

4476

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLIII: Year 1989
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1989.

In 1989, 132 Hindi movies containing 627 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 19 of these movies and she sang 38 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 15 % of the movies released in 1989. Her voice was heard in 6 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1989.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1989 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aakhri Badla Salil Chaudhary 0 1 0 1 0 0 Yogesh
2 Batwaara Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 0 1 0 Hasan Kamal
3 Chaandni Shiv Hari 3 4 2 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Clerk Uttam Jagdeesh 0 5 2 3 0 0 Manoj Kumar (4) Unknown (1)
5 Galiyon Ka Baadshah Kalyanji Anandji 0 2 2 0 0 0 Maya Govind
6 Ghareebon Ka Daata Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
7 Guru Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
8 Hero Hiralal Babla 0 2 2 0 0 0 Hriday Lani
9 Hisaab Khoon Ka Nadeem Shrawan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Anwar Sagar
10 Hum Bhi Insaan Hain Bappi Lahiri 0 2 1 1 0 0 Sameer (1) Anand Bakshi (1)
11 Jurrat R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
12 Kaanoon Ki Aawaaz R D Burman 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
13 Maine Pyaar Kiya Ram Laxman 1 6 1 4 0 1 Asad Bhopali (4) Dev Kohli (2)
14 Mitti Aur Sona Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anjaan
15 Paap Ka Ant Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Sameer
16 Ram Lakhan Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Santosh Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 3 2 1 0 0 Santosh Anand
18 Sautan Ki Beti Vedpal 1 2 2 0 0 0 Sawan Kumar Tak
19 Ustaad Anu Malik 0 1 0 1 0 0 Indeewar
Total 19 movies 13 MDs 8 33 23 12 1 1 14 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 13 music directors and 14 lyricists in these 19 movies released in 1989. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 649 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1989. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 330 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (145), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Salil Chaudhary (108), Vasant Desai (104) and Rajesh Roshan (103). Together these sixteen music directors composed 3589 songs out of 4940 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1989. Anand Bakshi with 658 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (554), Majrooh Sultanpuri (405), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (298), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (151). These ten lyricists had penned 3171 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1989 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 171 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 98 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 27 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 2 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 7 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 8 38 20 16 1 1
Total upto 1989 1773 movies 3697 4940 3262 1362 205 111

It can be seen from the table of 1989 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 38 songs in 19 movies released in 1989.
8 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1989 have been covered in the blog. All Lata songs from two movies (one song each from “Jurrat” and “Ram Lakhan”) have been covered. That leaves us with 36 songs from 17 movies of 1989 that are yet to be covered.

Alphabetically “Aakhri Badla”(1989) is the first movie of 1989 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Aakhri Badla”(1989) was produced by Produced by Biswanath Ghosh and Jibananda Ghosh and directed by Mangal Chakraborty for B T B Enterprises. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Prem Chopra, Abhi Bhattacharya, Anil Chatterjee, Tom Alter, Avijeet Sen, Bishwanath Ghoshe, Hilary Eastwick Held,
Babban Lal Yadav, Jay Shree T, Daljeet Kaur, Miss Sagiri –Suzaki, Miss Sayuri –Khishino, Miss Mayumi – Kitho, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Jibananda Ghoshe, Shiva, Pammi Shandhu, Babban, Biren Chatterjee, Jawahar Kaul, T.Makhino, T.Maeda, C.Key, K.Hotta,G.Togami,J.Robert, E.Newman etc. The movie had guest appearances by Yogita Bali(Chakraborty) and International fame Martial art expert Hirokazu-Kanazawa as Kitahara.

“Aakhri Badla”(1989) had a chequered history. It was planned on an ambitious grandiose scale as a bilingual movie in Banagla and Hindi. The movie kept getting delayed. By the time it could be released, more than 7 years later, the movie had few takers

The movie had four songs in it. One of them was a Kishore Kuamr Lata Mangeshkar duet. Yogesh is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

Only the audio of the song seems to be available. Salil Chaudhary had used this tune earlier in a Malayalam film “Etho Oru Swapnam” (1978) and then in the Tamil film “Azhiyadha Kolangal” (1978), both with music by Salil Chaudhary. The Malayalam film song “Poomanam Poothulanje” was sung by Yesudas, while the Tamil song “Poo Vannam Pola Nenjam” was sung by P. Jayachandran and P. Susheela. This tune was even older. It was initially released in 1980 under the title “Antarghat”.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “Aakhri Badla”(1989) makes its debut in the blog.

audio link:

Song-O mere saathi re (Aakhri Badla)(1989) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

o o mere
saathi rey
pyaasey pyaasey madbharey se pal hain aaj suhaaney
ijaazat ho to chhedoon pyaar ke kuchch main fasaaney
o o mere
saathi rey
yoon hi aaye jaayengey ye pal to roz suhaaney
haqeeqat mein badal do pyaar ke ab to fasaaney ae

o o mere
saathi rey
hhey aey ae
hey ae ae

bandhaa hai mann meraa aa tere aanchal se
nasheelay naainon ke ae tere kaajal se
na maanoon reet koyi
churaa loon geet koyi
teri paayal se
bandhaa hai mann meraa aa
tere aanchal se
nasheelay nainon ke ae tere kaajal se
na maanoon reet koyi
churaa loon geet koyi
teri paayal se
karoon main kyaa
ke dil meraa
naheen ye maaney
ijaazat ho to chhedoon pyaar ke kuchch main fasaaney
o o mere
saathi rey
yoon hi aaye jaayenge ye pal to roz suhaaney ae
haqeeqat mein badal do pyaar ke ab to fasaaney

o o mere
saathi rey
pyaasey pyaasey madbharey se pal hain aaj suhaaney
ijaazat ho to chhedoon pyaar ke kuchch main fasaaney
o o mere
saathi rey
hhey aey ae ae ae
hhey ae hhey aey

saloney khwaab jo o o hum sajaatey hain
gharaondey pyaar ke ae jo banaate hain
sunee hai baat maine
kisee din wohee sapney toot jaate hain
saloney khwaab jo o o hum sajaatey hain
gharondey pyaar ke ae jo banaate hain
sunee hai baat maine
kisee din wohee sapney toot jaate hain
na aaye gham
jatan kuchch tum karo deewaaney
haqeeqat mein badal do pyaar ke ab to fasaaney

o o mere
saathi rey
pyaasey pyaasey madbharey se pal hain aaj suhaaney
ijaazat ho to chhedoon pyaar ke kuchch main fasaaney
o o mere
saathi rey
yoon hi aaye jaayenge ye pal to roz suhaaney
haqeeqat mein badal do pyaar ke ab to fasaaney ae

o o mere
saathi rey
hhey aey ae ae ae
hhey hhey aey
hhey aey ae ae ae
hhey hhey aey
hhey aey ae
hhey hhey aey
hhey aey ae
aey hhey hhey


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

Blog Day :

4699 Post No. : 16393 Movie Count :

4456

Missing Films of 1960s – 117
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A surprise discovery if ever there was one. And I have missed it all these years, having see this film long back.

‘Saara Akaash’ from 1969 – it has always been represented and listed as a songless film. This impression is so much ingrained into the system and it never came to mind to consider otherwise. So it was a great surprise to come across this clip from the film on YouTube. And suddenly the memories of this film had to be modified.

‘Sara Aakash’ (‘The Whole Sky’) is a film based on the novel of the same name, written by Rajendra Yadav. This was Yadav’s debut novel. The film marks the debut of Basu Chatterjee as director, and was also the first film of cinematographer KK Mahajan.  The film has background score by Salil Chaudhry.

The film is regarded as one of those which pioneered the New Wave cinema in India, along with ‘Uski Roti’ and ‘Bhuvan Shome’ which were also released the same year.

The star cast of the film includes Rakesh Pandey, Madhu Chakravarty, Nandita Thakur, AK Hangal, Dina Pathak, Mani Kaul, Shaily Shailendra, Jalaal Agha, Tarla Mehta, Aarti Boley and Om Prakash Gautam amongst others. Renowned film maker Mani Kaul appeared in this film, in what is considered as his only substantial screen appearance.

Set in the contemporary mid 1960s milieu of a traditional middle class joint family in Agra, the film deals with internal conflicts of a newlywed couple, both of whom find themselves unprepared for domestic life. Agra-based collegian, Samar Thakur (Rakesh Pandey), lives in a joint family consisting of his father (AK Hangal), mother (Dina Pathak), brother Amar (Mani Kaul) and his wife (Tarla Mehta); as well as a married sister, Munni, estranged from her husband. Samar is is prevailed upon by the family to marry Prabha (Madhu Chakravarty), a matriculate, much to his chagrin as this interferes with his future plans. The marriage does take place, and he soon finds that they are incompatible. The matters come to a head and Prabha leaves her matrimonial home to return to her parent’s home. She returns after four months. Family tensions continue, but then also we see a bonding emerge between the two, moving towards a healthy understanding.

KK Mahjan received the 1969 National Award for B&W cinematography, and Basu Chatterji received the Filmfare award for best screenplay.

The discovery of this background song in the film changes the status of this film, and it now becomes the 117th episode in the series on Missing Films of 1960s.

The song itself is a piece of traditional music of North India, and is played at wedding time. The words of this song indicate that the ladies on the girl’s side are singing this song, addressing the groom and tell him things about the members of his family, in a good spirited banter.

There is another version of this traditional song – it has been used in the film ‘Dushmani’ (1995). In this version, the song is presented as a praise for the bride, as she gets ready for the wedding ceremony and is being adorned with fine dress and jewellery. The song is available on YouTube as “Banno Teri Ankhiyaan Surmedaani“. On screen this song is performed by Neena Gupta.

A couple of interesting trivia.
The film ‘Saara Akaash’ was shot in the residential house of Rajendra Yadav. On a visit, when Basu Chatterji saw the house, his response was that this is the perfect setting for the film.
Dina Pathak appears in both films – in ‘Saara Akaash’ as the mother of the protagonist. In ‘Dushmani’ she appears at the grandmother of the bride Manisha Koirala.

With this post we have brought on board the 117th film in this series.


Song – Banne Re Teri Akhiyaan Surmedaani (Saara Akaash) (1969) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Traditional, MD – Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne re tere baba laakh hajaari
banne tere taau ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri taai nakhrewaali
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani
banne re teri ankhiyaan surmedaani

banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere chaacha laakh hajaari
banne re tere phoopha ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri <??> laal gulaabi
banne re teri bua nakhrewaali

banne re tere baba ka ohda bhaari
banne re teri mausi laakh hajaari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे ताऊ का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी ताई नखरेवाली
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी
बन्ने रे तेरी अँखियाँ सुरमेदानी

बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे चाचा लाख हजारी
बन्ने रे तेरे फूफा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी <??> लाल गुलाबी
बन्ने रे तेरी बुआ नखरेवाली

बन्ने रे तेरे बाबा का ओहदा भारी
बन्ने रे तेरी मौसी लाखों तारे
॰॰॰
॰॰॰


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Blog Day :

4584 Post No. : 16203

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 10
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This day ten years ago (viz 4 February 2011) saw six songs getting covered from six different movies. The sixth song of the day was the 3500th post in the blog. Seeing that the 16200th post of the blog was published yesterday (3 February 2021), we can say that the blog has added 127 centuries (or 12700 posts) in exactly one decade.

Here are the details of the six songs that appeared in the blog on 4 February 2011:-

Blog post number Song Movie Year Remarks
3495 Jhim jhim jhim jhim badarwa barse Taangaawaali 1955 7 songs covered out of 9. Renmaining songs unavailable
3496 Baawli banaa ke chhodaa Parivaar 1956 All songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
3497 Hu tu tu tu tu tu Memdidi 1961 5 songs covered out of 6
3498 Ankhiyon ka noor hai tu Johar Mehmood in Goa 1965 All songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
3499 Aankh jhuki si chaal ruki si Burma Road 1962 All songs covered. Movie YIPPEED
3500 Main hoon jhum jhum jhum jhum jhumroo Jhumroo 1961 All songs covered. Movie YIPPEED

One can see that “Memdidi”(1961) is one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Mem Didi”(1961) was produced by L B Lachhman and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for L B Films, Bombay. The movie had Lalita Pawar, Jayant, David, Tanuja, Kaysi Mehra, Dhumal,Rashid Khan etc in it.

“Mem Didi”(1961) had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of the songs covered so far :-

Blog post number Song Date of post Remarks
3497 Hu tu tu tu tu 4 February 2011
6279 Beta waah waah waao mere kaan mat khaao 21 July 2012
9651 Main jaanti hoon tum jhoothhe ho 2 April 2014
11775 Raaton ko jab neend udd jaaye 16 January 2016
16198 Bachpan o bachpan pyaare pyaare bachpan 3 February 2021

Here is the sixth and final song from “Mem Didi”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is movie opening song and it plays in the background as credits appear on the screen.

Lyrics of the audio version and the movie version differ in the last stanza.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Memdidi”(1961) are covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog. The movie made its debut on 4 February 2011. The movie gets YIPPEED exactly ten years later on 4 February 2021.

Audio link:

Video link:

Song-Bhula do zindagi ke gham (Memdidi)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Unknon male voice
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchnadra)

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Lyrics(audio Link)
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aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa

bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham (aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar kaa
(aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar ka

kali kali se keh do
hamse muskuranaa seekh ley
kahaan hai bhanwraa
aake hamse gungunanaa seekh ley
kali kali se keh do
hamse muskuranaa seekh ley
kahaan hai bhanwraa
aake hamse gungunanaa seekh ley

ye din hai saari zindagi mein sirf ek baar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
(haaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar kaa
(aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)

na poochho har kadam pe kyun dhadak dhadak rahaa hai dil
aaa…aaa..aaa…aaa..aaa
aaa…aaa..aaa…aaa..aaa

ke laakh rokte hain par behak behak rahaa hai dil
haa…aaa…aaa…aaa…aa
haaa…aaa..aaa…haaa..aaa

na poochho har qadam pe kyun dhadak dhadak rahaa hai dil (aaa…aaa..aaa…aaa..aaa)
ke laakh rokte hain par behak behak rahaa hai dil (haa…aaa…aaa…aaa…aaa)
sitam hai aaj ek ek pal ye intezaar kaa
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
(aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar kaa (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)

o ho ho ho ooo ooo (hmmm..hmmmm.hmmmm.hmmmm)
o ho ho ho ooo ooo (hmmm..hmmmm.hmmmm.hmmmm)
aaaa…aaa….aaaa.a..aaaaaa…aaaa
aaaa…aaa….aaaa.a..aaaaaa…aaaa

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Lyrics(Video Link)
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aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa

bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham (aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar kaa
(aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar ka

kali kali se keh do
hamse muskuranaa seekh ley
kahaan hai bhanwraa
aake hamse gungunanaa seekh ley
kali kali se keh do
hamse muskuranaa seekh ley
kahaan hai bhanwraa
aake hamse ungunanaa seekh ley

ye din hai saari zindagi mein sirf ek baar kaa
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
(haaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar kaa
(aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)

khula gagan ye keh raha hai
aao udd chaley kahin
jahaan se chaand si dikhhey
hamein ye jhoomti zameen
khula gagan ye keh raha hai
aao udd chaley kahin
jahaan se chaand si dikkhey
hamein ye jhoomti zameen

jahaan yehi jawaab aaye
apni har pukaar ka
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar ka
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham
(haaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai karwaan bahaar kaa
(aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
bhulaa do zindagi ke gham (aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa)
taraanaa chhedo pyaar ka (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
ke aa rahaa hai
aa rahaa hai kaarwaan bahaar kaa (aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa)
aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haa haa hhaa
aaahhaa hhaahha haaaaaa haa hhaa


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4583 Post No. : 16198

“Mem Didi”(1961) was produced by L B Lachhman and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for L B Films, Bombay. The movie had Lalita Pawar, Jayant, David, Tanuja, Kaysi Mehra, Dhumal,Rashid Khan etc in it.

Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our inhouse encyclopaedia has done great research on this movie. He informs us that this movie was a blantant copy of Frank Capra’s “A pocketful of Miracles” (1961). To decades later, Hrishikesh Mukherjee came up with another remake of the movie called “Achcha Bura”(1983). He also informs us that the hero of “Mem Didi”(1961), Kaycee Mehra was actually K C Mehra. He played Hero in “Chhabili”(1960) as ell as “Mem Didi”(1961) and then left films. He joined Tata Steel and served there for 41 years retiring as a Deputy Managing Director. Subsequently he became Resident Director of M/s Shapoor ji Pallon ji.

“Mem Didi”(1961) had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Mem Didi”(1961) to appear in the blog. This somng is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is picturised as a picnic song cum growing up song on a very young Tanuja and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Bachpan o bachpan pyaare pyaare bachpan (Mem Didi)(1961) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa haa
aa ha ha ha
ha haa ha
aaa
aa ha aa haa haa
aa ha ha

bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa ha ha
aa haa haa)
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

aa ha ha
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa aa ha
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa aa
a ha a ha a haa

ghar mein shahar mein dhoondha
jungle mein ban mein dhoondha
ghar mein shahar mein dhoondha
jungle mein ban mein dhoondha

kaliyon se jaake poochha
saare chaman mein dhoondha
kaliyon se jaake poochha
saare chaman mein dhoondha

rishte wo saare tod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa ha aa ha aa haa)
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

jis din se tu gaya hai
ye dil machal raha hai
jis din se tu gaya hai
ye dil machal raha hai

duniya hai kuchh azab si
sab kuchh badal raha hai
duniya hai kuchh azab si
sab kuchh badal raha hai

naata kisi se jod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
(aa haa haa aa haa aa)
bachpan o bachpan pyare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke

aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
ha aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa ha ha
aa aa aa
aa haa
ha aa aa
aa aa aa aa

kis raah ja rahi hoon
kya geet ga rahi hoon
kis rah ja rahi hoon
kya geet ga rahi hoon

aankhen jaata rahi hain
jo main chhupa rahi hoon
aankhen jaata rahi hain
jo main chhupa rahi hoon

duniya se munh ko mod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla kaha gaya tu chhod ke
(aa haa haa aa haa haa)
bachpan o bachpan pyare pyare bachpan
o lalla sach batla kahaan gaya tu chhod ke
bachpan o bachpan
pyaare pyaare bachpan
o lalla sach batla
kahaan gaya tu chhod ke


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 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.

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4517 Post No. : 16072

‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979) haa an impressive list of actors of the new wave films but I do not recall having read or heard about this film. So, I recently watched this film on a video sharing platform. The story of the film was interesting and was in keeping with Basu Chatterjee’s favourite subject – the lives of middle-class people in urban setting.

‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979) was produced under the banner of Jamu Productions and was directed by Basu Chatterjee. The star cast included Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapoor, Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Dina Pathak, Kiran Vairale, Vidya Sinha, Devendra Khandelwal, Arvind Deshpande etc. The film was based on a short story written by a well-known Hindi writer, Mannu Bhandari. Incidentally, Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Rajnigandha’ (1974) was also based on Mannu Bhandari’s short story, ‘Yahi Sach Hai’. She has also written screen-play of the film ‘Swaami’ (1977), directed by Basu Chatterjee. Incidentally, Basu Chatterjee’s maiden directorial venture, ‘Saara Aakash’ (1969) was based on the first part of Rajendra Yadav’s novel of the same name. Rajendra Yadav is the husband of Mannu Bhandari.

Mannu Bhandari is one of the pioneers of Hindi literary movement called ‘Nayi Kahaani’ (New Story). Under this movement, stories are written based on the real-life experiences. She generally writes short stories on middle class women who is financially independent and intellectually capable to share the responsibilities on equal footing with men. Most of the character in her short stories are woman-centric. I have given story-writer’s background just to give an idea as to how the story in the film unfolds.

Shekhar (Shekhar Kapoor) and Lekha (Shabana Azmi) are from small towns who had made Mumbai their work place. Both are in love with each other and wants to get married. But their families are against this marriage because both belong to different castes. One day, both of them get married under Special Marriage Act, without the knowledge of their respective parents and start living in a small rented tenement. In the evening they spend time with their theatre friends with Sushma (Zarina Wahab) and Dinesh (Amol Palekar) being part of their friend circle, among others.

Sushma and Dinesh love each other but Sushma’s father is against this marriage. The real cause for the opposition to the marriage is that Sushma is the only bread-winner for the family, her father being unemployed for months. Both of them are encouraged by Shekhar and Lekha to get registered marriage which they follow and a date is decided for the registered marriage. In the group, there is Sipra (Vidya Sinha) who has lost her husband at a very young age with a small kid to look after. Lekha encourages her to start a play school for the small children and arranges the students and a place to start the play school. She is helped by her theater friends. (I think, the characters of Sushma, Dinesh and Sipra have been introduced just to jextapose the problems which have been faced by Shekhar and Lekha).

In all these efforts and also due to change of climate from town to Mumbai, Lekha is not keeping good health. Shekhar advises her to visit his parent’s house in a small town for few days for a change which she reluctantly agrees. Earlier, she had visited the place with Shekhar after the marriage for a very short stay. This time, Lekha stays for a longer period and during the initial period, she is quite happy with open sky, greenery all around and more importantly, the easy life away from the hustle bustle of Mumbai.

Within a few days of her stay, Lekha realises that all is not well in the house. The house has been divided into two parts with one part being occupied by Shekhar’s uncle and his family. Shekhar’s house is run by his mother (Dina Pathak) and Lekha’s mother-in-law (here after I will call her as ‘matriarch’) who is the final decision-maker in the house. Her father-in-law (Arvind Deshpande) has no say in the running of the house.

Shekhar’s younger brother, Shanker who is studying for BA wants to change his spectacles as his number has changed and he is getting head-ache. But his mother is not prepared to spend money for a new spectacles. On the other hand, she is prepared to spend money for some rituals to be conducted by a swami. Lekha tries to convince the matriarch by saying that Shankar’s study will be affected but it is of no use as she thinks that Shanker wanted to change the spectacle for more fashionable frame. (This shows the misplaced priorities for spending money in a rural/semi-urban setting).

In the house, the elder daughter-in-law who has become widow is looked down by the mother-in-law. Her younger brother, Diwakar (Devendra Khandelwal) occasionally visit her widow sister in the pretext of enquiring her well-being. But the real reason for this visit is to meet Gauri (Kiran Vairale), the younger sister of Shekhar. Both like each other but the matriarch is against Gauri meeting him since he happens to be the brother of her elder daughter-in-law whom she hates. With all these problems, Lekha feels suffocated even under the vast open place and a leisure life. She thinks of returning to Mumbai.

The matriarch finally decides to get Gauri married to a widower who is almost double the age of Gauri. Lekha tries to convince the matriarch that Gauri should get married to Diwakar who not only loves Gauri, but is also educated. Again, the matriarch has her own way and fix the date for Gauri’s marriage with a widower. Lekha is frustrated. She has to stop this marriage. Since Lekha has already decided to return to Mumbai, she tells both Gauri and Diwakar to run away from the town and board the same train in which she is returning to Mumbai. While Gauri agrees, Diwakar develops cold feet and politely refuse to become the part of the escape to Mumbai with Gauri. Lekha has no option but to take Gauri with her to Mumbai to stop her forcible marriage to a aged widower. In this plan, she takes into confidence, the matriarch’s sister-in-law and her elder daughter-in-law.

In Mumbai, Sushma and Dinesh have got married and are staying in Shekhar’s house while Lekha was out of Mumbai. They are happy as their parent have reconciled to the marriage. Shekhar and Lekha offer Dinesh and Sushma to continue to stay in their house until they find a house for themselves. She consoles Gauri that they will look for a suitable bridegroom for her in Mumbai. The film ends with Lekha’s dialogues as under:

‘Hum log yahin achche hain.
Ye muthi bhar aasmaan, ye chhoti si jagah
Lekin yahaan din mein hosla to hai’

[We are happy here (in Mumbai).
A fistful of sky, a small room.
But here there is an encouragement to survive].

I liked two aspects of the film. First, the director has refrained from showing the usual quarrelsome relationship between mother-in-law (Dina Pathak) and the daughter-in-law, Lekha (Shabana Azmi). The villainous elements in mother-in-law is visible but these do not turn into conflicts as Lekha treats her mother-in-law as a product of a small town and understands her psychology. Mother-in-law on the other hand restrains herself while dealing with Lekha as she realises that Lekha is not only financially independent but she is also educated to deal with such situations.

The second aspect of the film which I like is that there is element of realism when Lekha plans the escapes of Gauri and Diwakar to get married in Mumbai by registered marriage. That Diwakar develops cold feet to this plan is in keeping with the psychology of the small town where societal pressure can make the life of his parents miserable if he runs away with a bride to be. Whether Diwakar would eventually comes to Mumbai to get married to Gauri or not has been kept open in the film with a dialogue that if Diwakar does not turn up, Lekha and her friends would arrange for a suitable bridegroom for her.

The entire film is centered around the character of Shabana Azmi with Dina Pathak getting a fairly good exposure in the film. Shekhar Kapoor has early presence in the film. But during Lekha’s visit to town, he is no whre to be seen in the film. Finally, he comes back in the frame only towards the end of the film. The performance of Kiran Vairale as Gauri is very good despite this being her maiden film as per the credit titles. Rest of the cast like Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Vidya Sinha, are guest artists in the film.

This film reminded me that there was an adorable actress, Kiran Vairale who has left her mark in the films like ‘Naram Garam’ (1981), ‘Saath-Saath’ (1982), ‘Namkeen’ (1982), ‘Lorie’ (1984), ‘Saagar’ (1985) etc, suddenly vanished from the Hindi films. I checked her filmography and came to know that she has not been seen in films after 1986.

The only personal information I knew about Kiran Vairale at the time of her entry into films was that she was the daughter of Madhusudan Vairale, who was a cabinet minister in Government of Maharashtra and later a Member of Parliament of Indian National Congress from Akola. I found an interview of her, published in E-Times of India, January 28, 2017 which gave me some idea about her filmy career and why she left the films sometime in mid-1980s.

Kiran Vairale was exposed to acting for the first time in 1972 when she was in class XI at St. Anns High School, in Fort, Mumbai. Farooque Shaikh who was to direct a short play for the school, came to her class and out of of those called for audition, she was selected for the lead role in a 45-minute play, ‘Mirza Sahibaan’. After her matriculation, Kiran Vairale joined St Xavier’s College where Farooque Shaikh had studied and had formed Hindi drama/music group. She participated in inter-college dramas.

It was her association with IPTA from 1975 to 1984 which gave Kiran Vairale to brush up her acting. In IPTA, she did four plays with Farooque Shaikh, one among them was ‘Doosra Aadmi’ by Sagar Sarhadi. Later, the play was made into a film by Yashraj Films in 1977 in which she had a side role. Due to her IPTA connection, she got roles in many films during 1977-84, most of which were from top banners.

During her short tenure in Hindi films (1977-86), Kiran Vairale acted in 19 films some of which I have already mentioned above. In addition, she worked in one Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’ (1983). In most of the films, she got the side roles like hero’s sister or heroine’s friend.

Sometime in the middle of 1980s, Kiran Vairale got married to Syed Fahd Asad Mumtaz, a nephew of Dilip Kumar (his sister, Taj Mumtaz’s son) and migrated to USA. Presently, Kiran Vairale (now Kiran Mumtaz) owns and runs one of the largest immigrant-based recruitment advertising agencies in New York.

Since I have also discussed Kiran Vairale in the article, I am presenting the song, ‘o shaam aayi rango mein rangi huyi’ from ‘Jeena Yahaan’ (1979), sung by Lata Mangeshkar which is picturised on Kiran Vairale. The song is written by Yogesh which is set to music by Salil Chowdhury.

It is a boat song in which Shabana Azmi is seen along with Devendra Khandelwal (Kiran Vairale’s love interest in the film) and Desh Maheshwari in the role of Kiran Vairale’s brother.

This is the second song of the film (out of 3 songs) to appear on the Blog. The video clip has got full song but sound quality is not so good while audio clip does not have 3rd antara of the song but sound quality is good.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi (Jeena Yahaan)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
o o shaam aayi ee
rango nmein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
o shaam aayi ee
rangon mein rangi huyi

mujhe koyi nayi chunri dila do
mere liye naya kangna koyi laa do
ye soone se maathhe pe
kare cham cham kumkum ki
tum aisi koyi bindiya laga do
ho o o shaam aayi rangon mein rangi huyi

ye jaadoo kaisa hai jaanoon na
lage mujhe ye to jeewan mera sona
ye jaadoo kaisa hai jaanoon na
lage mujhe ye to jeewan mera sona
saja le tu nainon mein
dheere dheere ore manwa mere
koyi ek sapna salona
ho o shaam aayi ee
rangon mein rangi huyi

mere mann ki aasha adhoori
hogi ik din ye to kahin poori
mere mann ki aasha adhoori
hogi ik din ye to kahin poori
kabhi na main bhooloongi
sang sang tere saathi mere
beete ye jo shaam sindoori
ho o shaam aayi ee rangon mein rangi huyi
paayal vaayal mere paanvon mein
koyi baandho laake nayi nayi
ho o shaam aayi ee rangon mein rangi huyi


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4498 Post No. : 16031

“Sapan Suhaane”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, K N Singh, Leela Mishra, Parveen Paul, Samson, Ram Mohan, Helen etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs from this movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the sixth song from ‘Sapan Suhaane’ (1961) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Sabita Bannerjee and Dwijen Mukherjee. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Salil Chaudhary.

The song is picturised on Kamini Kadsam (I guess from the cast) and Chandrashekhar. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the lady.

Audio

Video

Song-Nazar se mil gayi nazar (Sapan Suhaane)(1961) Singers-Sabita Bannerjee, Dwijen Mukherjee,Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nazar se mil gayi nazar
aur pal mein dil tera hua
phir main kya jaanoon kya hua
aa haa
ha ha ha
ho ho ho
ho ho ho
nazar se lad gayi nazar
aur ghaayal dil mera hua
phir mujhse poochho kya hua
aa haa
aa aa aa
aa ha
o ho
ho ho
ho ho

dil poochhta hai chanda dil mein kahaan se aaya
dil mein kahaan se aaya

kaise nahin aate hum
jab tumne thha bulaaya
jab tumne thha bulaaya
dil poochhta hai chanda
dil mein kahaan se aaya
dil mein kahaan se aaya

kaise nahin aate hum
jab tumne thha bulaaya
jab tumne thha bulaaya
nazar se mil gayi nazar
aur pal mein dil tera hua
phir main kya jaanoon kya hua
aa haa
aa ha ha
aa haa
o ho
ho ho ho
ho ho

nazar se lad gayi nazar
aur ghaayal dil mera hua
phir mujhse poochho kya hua
aa aaaa ha a ha
o ho
ho ho
ho hoho ho

bikhre hain mere sapne
baaghon mein phool ban ke
baaghon mein phool ban ke
kuchh is tarah dil machla
yaad aaye din bachpan ke
yad aaye din bachpan ke

bikhre hain mere sapne
baaghon mein phool ban ke
baaghon mein phool ban ke
kuchh is tarah dil machla
yaad aaye din bachpan ke
yaad aaye din bachpan ke
nazar se lad gayi nazar
aur ghaayal dil mera hua
phir mujhse poochho kya hua
aa ha
aa aa
aa ha
o ho
ho ho
o ho
ho ho

nazar se mil gayi nazar
aur pal mein dil tera hua
phir main kya jaanoon kya hua
aa haa
aa
o ho
o o
o ho
aa aa haa
aa ha ha
aa haa
o ho ho ho
aa haa haa
aa ha ha
o ho ho


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

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4432 Post No. : 15866 Movie Count :

4365

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 101 # Remembering Salil Chowdhury #
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Today 5th September 2020 is the twenty-fifth (19 November 1922 – 5 September 1995) ‘Remembrance anniversary’ of yesteryears’ great music director and also lyricist, writer and poet Salil Chowdhary.

Salil Chowdhury has given us some of the unforgettable and even immortal songs in movies like ‘Do Bigha Zameen-1953’, ‘Naukri-1954’, ‘Jaagte Raho-1956’, ‘Madhumati-1958’, ‘Parakh-1960’, ‘Chhayaa-1961’, ‘Anand-1971’, ‘Mere Apne-1971’, ‘Rajnigandha-1974’ and many many others. There is a long list of his achievements and recognitions which very well deserved a detailed post. However today we will discuss a lesser known movie where music is composed by him.

Today’s song is from a movie ‘Sabse Badaa Sukh-1972’.

I came across this song almost seven years back and it is lying pending since then. That time the very less information was available with me about his movie. After that I got information from HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980). The movie had also become available online for some time before becoming unavailable again.

Here are the details about his movie.

‘Sabse Badaa Sukh-1972’ was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for ‘Lakshmi Enterprise’ and ‘Hrishikesh Mukherjee Unit’. Saroj Bannerjee, Susheela Kamat, Nitin Mukesh and Shakeel Chandra were assistant directors. The movie was presented by Ashok Hira and Kishore Kanungo

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Nityanand Dutt and D.N. Mukherjee were his associates.

Dialogues for this movie were written by Gulzar. Additional scenes were written by Salil Chowdhary and lyrics were written by Yogesh.

Das Dhaimade was the Editor in chief for this movie whereas Subhash Gupta was the sound editor. Editing was done by Shanker Pradhan, Shreedhar Mishra, Khan Zaman Khan and Anil Pradhan. Biren Tripathy was the Dialogue director of this movie. Anil Ghosh was the associate director and controller of production.

This movie had Vijay Arora, Robi Ghosh, Meeta Faiyyaz, Naarghita, Kumud Damle, Meher Banu, Rajni Bala, Sabeena, Sunita, Tun Tun. Kali Bannerjee, Utpal Dutt, Asrani and Keshto Mukherjee. They were supported by S. N. Banerjee, Raj Verma, Bhola, Noni, Tarun Ghosh, Mukund Babu, Sudha, Sarita Devi, Shreedhar, Jagjit, Meena Rai and others.

Manna Dey, Nitin Mukesh and Naarghita had given their voice to the two songs in this movie. Music for this movie was composed by Salil Chowdhury. Kanu Ghosh and Shashikant assisted him in music.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.11.1972.

Today’s song is a background song played while the titles of the movie are rolling. Earlier video links were available which now seem to have become obsolete and only the audio of this song is available.

This song is sung by Manna Dey. This movie had total two songs and the other song is sung by Nitin Mukesh and Naarghita.

I have not watched this movie so can’t say much about it. However, I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. Lyrics are written by Yogesh and music is composed by Salil Chowdhury.

With this song ‘Sabse Badaa Suh-1972’ makes its debut on the blog.

Audio

Song-Chal chal chal re (Sabse Bada Sukh)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Yogesh, MD-Salil Chaudhary
All chorus
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics

Chal chal chal re ae ae
Pyaase man mere mujhe
Ab na chhal re ae ae
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Jag hai bada albela aa
Aa
Lagaa hai yahaan ik mela
Aa
Jag hai bada albela aa
Aa
Lagaa hai yahaan ik mela
Aa
Sambhal sambhal kar yahaan se nikal
Na mailaa ho aanchal al
Chal chal chal re ae
Pyaase man mere mujhe ab na chhal re ae
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh

Aa
Aa
Aa

Sapnon ke lekar jhule ae
Aa
Kitne yahaan path bhule ae
Aa
Sapnon ke lekar jhule ae
Aa
Kitne yahaan path bhule ae
Aa
Dagar dagar pe hai taashon ka nagar
Thehar na man chanchal al
Chal chal chal re ae ae
Pyaase man mere mujhe
Ab na chhal re ae ae
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Khwaabon mein uljhe
tu ye na samjhe
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Kahaan hai
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh
Tera sabse bada sukh

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Devnagari Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————–
चल चल चल रे
प्यासे मन मेरे मुझे
अब न छल रे ए
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख


जग है बड़ा अलबेला आ

लगा है यहाँ इक मेला

जग है बड़ा अलबेला आ

लगा है यहाँ इक मेला

संभल संभल कर यहाँ से निकल
न मैला हो आँचल अल
चल चल चल रे
प्यासे मन मेरे मुझे
अब न छल रे ए
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख



सपनों के लेकर झूले ए

कितने यहाँ पथ भूले ए

सपनों के लेकर झूले ए

कितने यहाँ पथ भूले ए

डगर डगर पे है ताशों का नगर
ठहर न मन चंचल अल
चल चल चल रे
प्यासे मन मेरे मुझे
अब न छल रे ए
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
ख़्वाबों में उलझे तू ये न समझे
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
कहाँ है
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख
तेरा सबसे बड़ा सुख


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

Blog Day :

4414 Post No. : 15816

Every 23rd January we pay our tributes to the great visionary, a courageous and brave leader of our freedom struggle Netaji Subhashchandra Bose.

All of us are aware of his biographical details and details about his fight for the freedom of people of India and how he led his own fight in the way he thought was the best way to deal with the ‘British Empire’ then.

In one of my earlier posts on the blog here we have also discussed about the various movies based on the life of Netaji Subhashchandra Bose.

While we all celebrate his birth anniversary on 23rd January there are different versions about his last days (16 to 18th Aug 1945) and the last journey that he took from Taiwan to fly to Russia where he thought he would get support from the Russians in his fight against the Britishers.

However, 18th August 1945 is mentioned as that ‘unfortunate’ day in the history of ‘freedom struggle’ of India when Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was last seen alive. Remembering him and paying our tributes to him here is a song from the 1966 movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose’.

Earlier only audio of this song was available. Now I have came across a video clip of this song which shows this song as a background song with the ‘titles’ of the movie.

(However, the wordings of the song suggest that it must have been based during his last few years when after Gandhiji’s ‘do or die’ call Netaji Subhashchandra Bose was inclined towards Gandhiji and was thinking of writing a letter to him extending his support.)

“Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’ was directed by Hemen Gupta for ‘Adarshlok’. It had Abhi Bhattacharya, Jaymala, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, Padma Devi, Niranjan Sharma, N.R. Madholkar, Maxworth, Leela Mishra, Rajeshwar Dayal, Sudharshan Sethi, Chand, Ramesh Sharma, Arvind Sharma, Iqbal, Jadish Kanwal, Kishan Raj, Lila Jaywant, Rehana, Jamuna, Snehmala, Madhurika, Meenakshi, Moni Chatterjee, Kant Kumar, Paresh Kumar, Munshi Niyamatulla, Mohan Kaul, Jaisingh Sawant, Kamal Kapoor, Bazeed Khan, K.C. Supariwala, Panna Kapoor, Murray, Woolga, Harry, Peace, Kelly and others.

Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Adarsh while Editing of this movie was done by I.M. Kunnu.

This movie had five songs written by Kavi Pradeep and composed to music by Salil Choudhary. Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar and Savita Bannerjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far four songs of this movie have been posted on the blog as following;

S.No. Song Title Posted on
01 Janmbhoomi maa main yahaan tu wahaan 23.01.2014
02 Suno re suno … ye Subhash ki katha 23.01.2015
03 Jhankaaro jhankaaro agneeveena 23.01.2017
04 Dushmanon saavdhaan 23.01.2020

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi. Lyrics are by Kavi Pradeep and music is composed by Salil Choudhary.

With this song all songs from the movie ‘Netaji Subhashchandra Bose-1966’ have been covered on the blog.

Let us listen to this poignant song.

Video

Audio

Song-Ab jung shuru kal se (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

ab jung shuru kal se
ab kal se hai sangraam
sweekaar karo baapu
ye Subhash ka pranaam
ab jung shuru kal se

sevak ye tumhaara ab
aur iska har sipaahi
sevak ye tumhaara ab
aur iska har sipaahi
kal se banega baapu
jwaala ke path ka raahi

aasheesh tum mujhe do
kar jaaun apna kaam
kar jaaun apna kaam
ab jung shuru kal se
ab kal se hai sangraam
sweekaar karo baapu
ye Subhash ka pranaam
ab jung shuru kal se

hum ja rahe hain ab to
seene pe khaane goli
hum ja rahe hain ab to
seene pe khaane goli
maa ki deewaali ke hit
khelenge kal se holi
hum ja rahe hain karne
raushan watan ka naam
raushan watan ka naam
ab jung shuru kal se …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
————————————
अब जंग शुरू कल से
अब कल से है संग्राम
स्वीकार करो बापू
ये सुभाष का प्रणाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से

सेवक ये तुम्हारा अब
और इसका हर सिपाही
सेवक ये तुम्हारा अब
और इसका हर सिपाही
कल से बनेगा बापू
ज्वाला के पथ का राही

आशीष तुम मुझे दो
कर जाऊं अपना काम
कर जाऊं अपना काम
अब जंग शुरू कल से
अब कल से है संग्राम
स्वीकार करो बापू
ये सुभाष का प्रणाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से

हम जा रहे हैं अब तो
सीने पे खाने गोली
हम जा रहे हैं अब तो
सीने पे खाने गोली
माँ की दिवाली के हित
खेलेंगे कल से होली
हम जा रहे हैं करने
रौशन वतन का नाम
रौशन वतन का नाम
अब जंग शुरू कल से …


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4408 Post No. : 15798

apni kahaani chhod jaa
kuchh to nishaani chhod jaa
kaun kahe iss or
tu phir aaye naa aaye

That is how Balraj Sahni left his mark as an outstanding method actor in most of his nearly 100 films in which he acted during the course of his 27 years of filmy career. Balraj Sahni started his filmy career as an actor almost at the same time as Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, the trinity of the golden period of Hindi film industry. But he had to struggle hard to establish himself as an actor in demand. It took him more than a decade to do so while his compatriot trinity had become the stars in early 1950s.

Balraj Sahni was very bitter about his early experiences in his filmy career. Having associated with IPTA and being a card member of the Communist Party of India, it was difficult to get roles in the films despite the success of ‘Hum Log’ (1951) and ‘Hulchul’ (1951) in which he had important roles. Those days, it was a fashion to brand any one as communist if he had difference of opinion with men of authorities. Since Balraj Sahni was already a member of Communist Party, many producers were wary of offering him roles. In a few films in which he got the roles, he was unceremoniously dropped later from the films either directly or indirectly by offering him smaller roles.

When I completed reading Balraj Sahni’s autobiography in Hindi, I was surprised as to how he got drawn into Hindi films when he had an impressive curriculum vitae before he became an actor in Hindi films. He completed his double M.A. in Hindi and English literature from Government College, Lahore and joined Shanti Niketan along with his wife, Damyanti Sahni to work with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He worked there as a lecturer in Hindi and English. After two years, he and his wife shifted to Sewagram in Wardha to work with Mahatma Gandhi where he also worked as teacher in the institute run in Sewagram. In 1939, with the blessing of Mahatma Gandhi, he and his wife joined BBC London as a Radio Announcer and as a producer, respectively for their Hindi services. In 1944, Balraj Sahni and his wife landed back in Mumbai and got involved in Hindi plays under IPTA. From this point of time, both he and his wife got drawn towards acting in the films, that too not by their own volitions but through Chetan Anand, their close friend.

Balraj Sahni (01/05/1913 – 13/04/1973), was born as Yudhishthir Sahni in Rawalpindi in an Arya Samaji family. His father was a successful businessman – a wholesale cloth merchant who could afford to have a summer villa in Srinagar. In 1930, after completing his matriculation, he joined Government College, Lahore for B.A. His college days coincided with the advent of talkies during which he watched many Hindi and English films. He also participated as an actor in College’s dramatic society. By the time, he had completed M.A. in Hindi and English literature, he had developed an interest in literature rather than in acting in the films.

During four years of his stay in London, Balraj Sahni watched many English plays and Russian films which he felt was ahead of American films. Through Russian films, he got introduced to Marxism and Leninism. By the time, he and his wife returned to Mumbai in 1944, they had embraced Marxism. For some time, both of them stayed at Chetan Anand’s bungalow at Bandra whom he knew from his days in Government College, Lahore. Chetan Anand was also associated with IPTA where Balraj Sahni got acquainted with K A Abbas, Krishan Chandra, Phani Mujumdar, Prem Dhavan, V P Sathe, C P Joshi among others. In IPTA, K A Abbas who was writing a play ‘Zubeida’ selected Balraj Sahni to direct it. The play became a hit. This was the start of his long association with K A Abbas.

During his IPTA days, Chetan Anand offered him and his wife major roles in his maiden film ‘Neecha Nagar’ (1946) which was in the planning stage. However, Chetan Anand was not able to arrange the finances. So, the making of the film got delayed. During the same time, Phani Mujumdar offered him a small role of the hero’s friend in ‘Insaaf’ (1946). At first, Balraj Sahni was not enthusiastic to accept the small role. It was only after Phani Majumdar assured him that in his next film ‘Door Chalen’ (1946), he would give him a major role which he kept his words. Both the films did not click at the box office.

In the meanwhile, IPTA got a licence to produce a full-length feature film which K A Abbas used it for making ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). It was IPTA’s first and the last film. Both Balraj Sahni and Damyanti Sahni got major roles in the film along with other IPTA actors. This film also failed at the box office as the film’s release coincided with communal violence in Mumbai. However, the film was critically acclaimed both nationally and internationally. Thereafter, both Balraj Sahni and Damyanti Sahni worked in ‘Gudia’ (1947) in lead roles. However, soon after the completion of the film, Damyanti Sahni who also used to work with the slum dwellers in Mumbai as a part of her social work, fell ill. Due to adverse reaction of the medicines, she died in April 1947 at a young age of 26, leaving Balraj Sahni with two kids, Parikshit and Shabnam.

A devasted Balraj Sahni soon left Mumbai and started staying in his father’s summer villa in Srinagar while his kids were sent to Rawalpindi at his parent’s house. But within few months, the communal riots on the eve of the partition made Balraj Sahni and his parents with kids to come back to Mumbai leaving everything behind. While IPTA took care of him on his second coming, he also commenced shooting for ‘Gunjan’ (1948) in which he had got the offer of the lead role opposite Nalini Jaywant when he was in Srinagar.

In 1948-49, Balraj Sahni was mostly associated with IPTA plays and communist party activities. During this period, he got married to Santosh Chandok, his cousin who was a writer and actor in IPTA. During the rehearsal of the play ‘Signalman Dulee’, all IPTA members were called to participate in a procession taken by the communist party which had taken anti-Nehru stance, branding him to be an agent of British Government. Carried away by the party line, Balraj Sahni wrote and acted in an IPTA play ‘Jaadu Ki Kursi’ which was directed by Mohan Sehgal. The play was a satire on Pandit Nehru’s policies. During this time, Communist Party took out a procession in the street of Mumbai with slogan shouting and criticising Nehru’s policies. Balraj Sahni and other IPTA members had also joined the procession. There was lathi charge and police firings. Many prominent activists of IPTA such as Balraj Sahni, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Ali Sardar Jafri, Deena Pathak etc. were arrested and imprisoned in Arthur Road jail for 2 years.

Before his arrest, Balraj Sahni had got a major role in K Asif’s film, ‘Hulchul’ (1951) on the recommendation of Dilip Kumar. Shooting of the film had commenced but Balraj Sahni was in jail. With the good offices of producer, K Asif, Balraj Sahni got permission from the Jailor to join shooting during the day time under the police escorts. Incidentally, Balraj Sahni acted in this film in the role of a Jailor. The arrangements continued until the film’s shooting was completed.

After about 6 months of imprisonment, Balraj Sahni was freed from the jail. It is not known as to how he got released from the jail in 6 months but I feel that there must be some reason for remission in his jail terms and this was not liked by his party. He found to his dismay that the party has branded him as ‘traitor’ and some of his friends and acquaintances avoided meeting him. After some time, Balraj Sahani left IPTA and Communist Party of India due to difference of opinions. Those days, any party member having put forward a different opinion than the party line, used to be branded as ‘reactionary’, ‘traitor’ etc.

Notwithstanding leaving IPTA and Communist Party, Balraj Sahni remained a committed Marxist with ‘Das Kapital’ as his reference point rather than the communist ideaology. Things began to improve in his filmy career as soon as the tag of ‘communist’ against his name was obliterated. Despite film offers coming to him on a regular basis, he could do only few films as he selected mostly socially oriented films – like the role of unemployed and sickly Raj in ‘Hum Log’ (1951), the rickshaw puller, Shambhu Maheto in ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953), the compassionate manager of an orphanage in ‘Seema’ (1955), the idealistic poet, Shrikant in ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ (1958), a loving elder brother in ‘Chhoti Bahen’ (1959), a committed village doctor in ‘Anuradha’ (1960), a migrant Afghani, Abdul Rehman Khan in ‘Kabuliwala’ (1961) etc. However, as he advanced in age, he started getting the character actor’s roles during which time, he mostly worked in the mainstream Hindi films.

Sometime in 1950, Chetan Anand, the head of Navketan Films, invited Balraj Sahni to write screen-play and dialogues for ‘Baazi’ (1951) which he gladly accepted because it suited to his temperament as a writer. Guru Dutt, the director wanted to start the shooting of the film even before the script was ready. Balraj Sahni made it very clear to him that he would part with screen-play and dialogues only when it is complete in all respect. It was only when he gave the screen-play and dialogues duly bound, the shooting of the film commenced. Though ‘Baazi’ (1951) was a big hit on the box office, Balraj Sahni did not draw any benefit or pleasure from it as his screen-play and dialogues were changed without his consent as was the practice by most of the directors. So, he gave up the idea of taking up the assignment of screen-play writing any more. He also directed ‘Laal Batti’ (1957), the only film as a director during his filmy career. He also worked in some Punjabi films.

By the end of 1950s, Balraj Sahni had adjusted to the unorganized way of working in Bollywood. He was once called for shooting in the morning and he was sitting in the studio throughout the day without being called for a single shot. From then onwards, he decided to carry his typewriter for shooting so that he could use his free time for writing articles and short stories for the magazines. While working in Shanti Niketan in the late 30s, Balraj Sahni was advised by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore that he should write articles and stories in Punjabi as a writer can effectively express his thoughts in his own mother tongue. Balraj Sahni took his advice seriously and learnt afresh writing in Gurumukhi.

Balraj Sahni major break through as an actor was in a neo-realistic film, ‘Dharti Ke Laal’ (1946). It was just a co-incident that his last film ‘Garam Hawa’ (1973) also happened to be a neo-realistic film. His son, Parikshit Sahni had said in an interview that the film had perfect pathos in almost every scene and dialogues delivered by his father.

And why not? If one sees the events happening in the film in a broader manner, Balraj Sahni had actually experienced them in reality. Towards the end of the film, he lost his young daughter Amina who commits suicide following her bad marriage. This had actually happened to Balraj Sahni about one year before the film’s shooting was completed. His daughter, Shabnam by his first marriage had returned to him after a divorce and died young due to a brain hemorrhage. All the pains in losing his daughter was reflected on his face in the film.

On his 60th birthday, Balraj Sahni was to make an announcement to leave the film industry and settled down in Punjab to devote rest of his life to the literature. For this, he had bought a cottage in Punjab which was being refurbished. But God wished differently. Just before a month of his 60th birthday and a day after completion of his dubbing for ‘Garam Hawa’ (1973), Balraj Sahni died of heart-attack on April 13, 1973. At the Juhu Crematorium, besides close family members, friends and film paternity, there was a large crowd of hotels workers, fishermen and others from the Juhu village whom he had financially helped to improve their living conditions.

Bhisham Sahni, Balraj Sahni’s younger brother and a renown theatre personality (remember his T V Serial, ‘Tamas’, 1988) has talked about his elder brother’s deep and abiding love for his family. He said that the scene from ‘Waqt’ (1965) in which Balraj Sahni sings ae meri zohra-zabeen, showering his love for his wife is the exact reflections of his exuberating nature which many have witnessed in his house. Sometime in mid-1960s, Balraj Sahni constructed his bungalow at Juhu mainly to accommodate his entire family under one roof and for the visiting relatives and friends.

Balraj Sahni had jokingly said in his autobiography that he got more chance to do romance with the heroines of the films when he did character actor’s roles than as a hero. One of the films in which as a hero, he romanced with Geeta Bali was ‘Sapan Suhaane’ (1961). The film was produced under the banner of K R Films which was directed by Kidar Kapoor. The star cast included Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, Helen, K N Singh, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Dada, Praveen Paul, Keshav Rana, Tun Tun, Ram Mohan etc.

Four songs (out of 7) have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 5th song, ‘o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa’ from ‘Sapan Suhaane’ (1961). The song is rendered by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar for Balraj Sahni and Geeta Bali. The song is written by Shailendra which is set to music by Salil Chaudhuri.

Acknowledgement:

Much of the information for this article has been drawn from:

1. ‘Meri Filmy Aatmkatha’ by Balraj Sahni (1974).

2. Balraj – My Brother by Bhisham Sahni (1981).

3. Two Brothers – Balraj and Bhisham Sahni – Some experience in IPTA by Kalpana Sahni.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-O gori aaja gaddi vich baithh jaa (Sapan Suhaane)(1961) Singers-Manna Dey, Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baithh jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o….o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

tu jaise phoolon waali daali..ee
goriye tu to hai naazon ki paali
gora rang jal jaaye na
na to main phoolon waali daali..ee
chhaliye na main hoon naazon ki paali
tu kisi aur ko bana

khadi tarsaaye main ko aaja aa aa
karoon kya jiya kahe na aa aa aaa
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

ye raahen meri anjaani..ee
nigaahon mein hai bachpan ki naadaani
mera dil kho jaaye na

ye raahen maana hai anjaani…ee
tere sang main jo hoon meri pahchaani
ye saathi chhod jaaye na ae ae
kahenge kya ye duniya waale ae ae
na dekho din mein sapna aa aa aa aaa

o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega

kah do doli leke aaun
bana ke dulhan tujhko ghar le jaaun
agar tu dil se kahe haan
agar tum doli leke aao…o
bitha ke palkon mein mujhko le jaao
mera dil kahe chaahe na

bhula mat dena apna waada aa aa
sanam ne kar to diya haan….. aan
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega
o…o gori aaja gaddi vich baith jaa
jaao ji koi kya kahega


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16900 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

16949

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1313
Total Number of movies covered=4587

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