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Blog Day : 4210 Post No. : 15408

Recently “Baazigar”(1972) was introduced in the blog. But this introduction was rather different. The song that was used to introduce the movie was actually a song from an earlier movie and this song plays in “”Baazigar”(1972) only as a “recording” song. I thought that the music directors of the two movies must be common. But I was wrong. When I checked up, I found that the music team of “Baazigar”(1972) was entirely different from the music team of the songsong discussed.

“Baazigar”(1972) was directed by Thakur Karunesh for Mukul enterprises, Bombay. The movie had Vijaylalita, Roopesh Kumar, Bindu, Kamal Kapoor, Sanjana, Indrani Mukherjee, Jairaj, Dhumal, Birbal, Dinesh Hingoo, Rndhir, Ifthikhar, Samson, Chacha, Suraj Prakash, Kirti Kumar, Surinder Kohli, Master Vijay, Joker (horse), Johny (dog) etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it according to HFGK and all these songs were female solos. All of them are sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song discussed in the blog did not find mention in HFGK.

Here is a song that is actually created for “Baazigar”(1972). This song, like all four songs of the movie, is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is picturised as a seduction song on Bindu who is seen performing her thumkas for the benefit of Kamal Kapoor.


Song-Meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani (Baazigar)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghroo toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
maine ae ae chhedi jo dil ki kahaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

ho ke deewaana
keh raha hai dil
hosh mein rehna
aaj hai mushqil
ho ke deewaana
keh raha hai dil
hosh mein rehna
aaj hai mushqil
aai ee ee rang pe raat suhaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

sochta kya hai
maine lahra ke
tera daaman
choom liya hai
sochta kya hai
maine lahra ke
tera daaman
choom liya hai
peehli ee ee baar hui naadaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye

bana li manzil
teri baahon mein
chhod ke duniya
do raahon mein
bana li manzil
teri baahon mein
chhod ke duniya
do raahon mein
maine ae ae
pyaar mein ki manmaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
maine ae ae
chhedi jo dil ki kahaani
to ghunghru toot gaye
meri jhoom ke naachi jawaani
to ghunghru toot gaye


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Blog Day :

4194 Post No. : 15377 Movie Count :

4239

“Raees”(1976) was directed by Vishu Raje. It had Yogita Bali, Kiran Kumar, A K Hangal, Utpal Dutt, Sulochana (Ruby Meyers), Gulshan Arora, Ramesh Deo, Helen, Aruna Irani etc in it.

This obscure movie had four songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Raees”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

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

With this song, “Raees”(1976) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Duniya mein kya kya hota hai pyaare(Raees)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

Duniya mein kya kya hota hai pyaare
Duniya mein kya kya chalta hai pyaare
tu kya samjhe
tu kya jaane
tu kya samjhe
tu kya jaane
duniya abhi toone nahin dekhi
Duniya mein kya kya hota hai pyaare
arre Duniya mein kya kya chalta hai pyaare
chal aage badh andhernagri mein

karta hai koi kaala dhandhaa
kaala dhandhaa
khot ka koi hai vyopaari
kyaa
haan baaba
Bhagwaan bechta hai
mandir ka har pujaari
Hariom
ginti ke lakhpati yahaan
laakhon yahaan bhikhaari
arre tu kya chhamjhe
tu kya jaane
tu kya samjhe
tu kya jaane
duniya abhi toone nahin dekhi
Duniya mein kya kya hota hai pyaare
aur aage badh
kuchh aur dikhaata hoon

duniya mein aane ki izaajat
haan jee permission
hamne kisi se kahaan li thhi
yoon hi tapak pade
jab aa gaye hain ham tum
raahon mein zindagi ki
aansoo bahaa ke kaise
manzil miley khushi ki
tu kya samjhe
tu kya jaane re
tu kya samjhe
tu kya jaane
duniya abhi toone nahin dekhi
Duniya mein kya kya hota hai pyaare


This article is written by Raja, 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 : 4046 Post No. : 15175

Am writing this post with a heavy heart.
I never expected that I’d be writing a post on this occasion so soon.
But if we’ve learnt anything about life in all our lives, it is that life is unpredictable.
For all the wonderful advancements that science has made, we still don’t know who will live how long. All we know is that everyone has to go some day.

As it turned out, Independence Day 2019 was the day that Vidya Sinha, well-known heroine of (mainly) the 1970s, had to leave us and go.

When I came across the news on Twitter this (15th August) afternoon, I felt immensely sad. She had passed away in the morning.

A few days earlier I had got the news that she was on ventilator, with lung problems. That news shocked me because I had no idea that she was unwell at all. I had not heard about her for years – and then suddenly, boom, you get news like this.

So today, when I read the news of her death, it was not entirely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean it made me any less sad.

Vidya Sinha was part of my childhood, part of my schooldays.

I’ve often said I am a 1970s boy – which means my school life spanned that decade.

It is also the decade that I have most nostalgic memories of – especially with regard to films and music. In the 1980s, I was busy with higher studies, career, moving places etc – life changed quite a bit. And of course, thereafter, other priorities took over.

So it is the 1970s, and my experiences of that decade, the films I watched, the songs I listened to, that have particularly fond memories for me.

And Vidya Sinha was certainly very much part of those fond memories. As it turned out, the main part of her career was totally in that decade. Though she acted in the 80s too (and even later), I will always associate her with the 1970s.

I will not discuss her personal life – to be honest, I don’t know much about it. I am sure there are many other sources that can, and will, provide this. I will myself learn about it only from them.

This post, written so soon after her passing away, is just to pay her my own personal tribute.

Many who have remarked on her death, have referred to her as having the “girl next door” image in her films. And that’s not entirely off the mark. In many of her films, this was the type of role she played. Both her best-known films, Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976) portrayed her as a woman who you could easily run into in Bombay at a bus stop, waiting for a BEST bus. Or working in an office. She had that unassuming, down-to-earth image about her.

And it was this image that endeared her to many at that time.

That was the time when Hema Malini was the reigning female superstar. Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Raakhee were also popular. Rekha , though not yet the star she was to become, had her fair share of films. Parveen Babi and Reena Roy were beginning to make their mark. Then there were others, like Yogeeta Bali, Moushumi Chatterjee and Sulakshana Pandit, who had their fans too.

Many of these heroines comfortably fitted the requirement of the typical mid-1970s masala film. Stories often had a plot around smuggling, or (if village-based) dacoits. There’d be song-and-dance, a car (or horse) chase, “disguises” – the usual masala stuff. Music was often loud, costumes even louder.

Then you also had the “art” films of the mid-70s. Dominated by Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.

But there was also room for simple, wholesome entertainment – without the above-mentioned elements. Films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee specialized in this.

And this is where Vidya Sinha fitted in very comfortably.

She didn’t have a very prolific, or long, career – certainly not by standards of other heroines. She also didn’t have a very wide variety of roles, unlike many other heroines.

But one thing for sure. In almost every film she did, she had a role that you felt was just tailormade for her. Ok, she wasn’t a star like Hema Malini, but the roles themselves needed an understated, non-star type, actor. And no one did that better than Vidya. (In later years, Deepti Naval would do similar roles).

Vidya doesn’t quite get credit for her acting – but I think it could also be because I always felt she didn’t “act”. She just seemed to be natural for her role – you didn’t even notice her “acting”.

In those days, when I was in school, Hema, being the reigning superstar, was the favourite for many of my friends. In trying to be “hatke” :-), I preferred Vidya, Moushumi, Leena C, even Sulakshana. Their films usually had better storylines, I felt.

I’ve seen most of Vidya’s films of the time – she didn’t act in too many.
The ones that I remember are Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Karm (1977), Mukti (1977), Inkaar (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Tumhaare Liye (1978) and Atithee (1978).

I have very fond memories of those times, and of her – which is why it hit harder to hear about her illness, and her death.

She might not be physically around anymore, but her films will remain with us. And memories of her films. I thank her for these at least.

Moving on the song for today, it is from a film Mera Jeevan (1976).

Now this is a film I do not recall seeing. But when I checked the songs, all of them seemed familiar. That’s possibly because at that time, I used to get to listen to a lot of songs, without having any clue about the film. I’d get to hear the song on radio, or through my classmates in school. Or I might even have seen the film at that time, but have no recall of it.

There are 4 songs in this film – of which 3 are already posted. The title song sung by Kishore Kumar “mera jeevan kuchh kaam na aaya” is quite well-known, as is “tera jogi aaya” by Rafisaab. The other song posted already is “Koi mere haathon mein mehendi lagaa de”, sung by Asha Bhosle. I’ve heard this song too in my schooldays.

The song that remains to be posted is “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare”, sung by Asha Bhosle. From the clip it appears that Vidya Sinha is a teacher at a school, and singing this song to her students.

Lyrics are by MG Hashmat, probably best-known for “mera jeevan koraa kaagaz”. At least, that’s the first time I heard of him.

The song “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare” is philosophical – talking primarily about life.

Which, given the context of this post, is most apt.

A few lines struck me as particularly poignant

Jeevan khilona hai
Kitna salona hai
Sukh dukh ke aansoo ka
Haar phirona hai
Isi khilone se
Khel rachaana hai
Kya leke aaye the
Kya leke jaana hai

So very true.

We come into this world with nothing, and with nothing we will one day return.

All we leave behind are a legacy, if at all, and memories.

Go well, Vidya Sinha.

Thank you for the memories.

May your soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti.

PS-With this philosophical song, all the songs of “Mera Jeewan”(1976) have been covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare(Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
bolo bolo
hamaare
nahin
uske
jisne hum sab ko banaaya hai
achcha
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

nadiya ki dhaara ye
badle kinaara ye
thham nahin paaye kyun
behti hi jaaye kyun
kahaan se aati hai
kahaan ko jaati hai
kisne pukaara hai
kiska ishaara hai
ghoome zameen
aur aasmaan
manzil miley
jaane kahaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

jeewan khilauna hai
kitna salona hai
sukh dukh ke aansu ka haar pirona hai
isi khilaune se
khel rachaana hai
kya leke aaye thhe
kya leke jaana hai
baadal kahe
jis ko jahaan
jalte dilon ka hai ye dhuaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare

bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 :

4003 Post No. : 15105 Movie Count :

4148

Hullo to all in Atuldom

July the 3rd is the date when the son of a favorite singer of mine, who is equally my favourite turns a year younger. It is the 67th birthday of Amit Kumar Ganguly. The all-rounder musician – he is a playback singer and music director in addition to being an actor and director.
He made his acting debut as an 11 or 12-year-old in “Door Gagan Ki Chaon Mein” (1964) and had his father singing for him “aa chal ke tujhe main leke chaloon ek aise gagan ke tale”. He played a mute kid whose eyes conveyed a lot of emotion. His eyes still convey a lot of emotion- we mostly see mischief there. 🙂 His next screen appearance was again with his father in a short role in “Door Ka Rahi” (1971). “Main ik panchchi matwala re” was a song that was recorded for the movie which was later edited out from the final cut of the movie and used inn a later Kishore Kumar production “Mamta Ki Chaon Mein”. Whatever acting he has done is mostly in movies produced by his father. He has acted in about six movies and took on the mantle of director to complete his fathers’ “Mamta ki Chaon Mein” which released in 1989; two years after his father, the legendary Kishore Kumar, passed away.

I have seen a video on youtube where Amit Kumar mentions how his proud father Kishore Kumar presented him on stage as part of a “Kishore Kumar Nite” in the 70s. He has related how the father-son duo had planned on his entry on to the stage and so many other anecdotes are there in that video.

I made some mental notes after seeing that video. Today’s song is selected from those notes- the first song that I discovered in that video has been shared on the blog by Sudhirji – a Madan Mohan marvel “hai shaam badi matwali” from the 1980 release “Chaalbaaz” which was one of the first few songs that he sang outside of his father’s production.

The very first time that he sang for someone other than his father was for the music director duo Sapan- Jagmohan. (I know that either our in-house encyclopedia or Sudhirji have written a brief introduction to this lesser known music director jodi). The movie was “Darwaza” by the Ramsay Brother’s production house.

The movie had a cast of Anju Mahendru, Shyamlee, Anil Dhawan, Imtiaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sheetal, etc etc. The movie had Naqsh Lyallpuri as the lyricist. It movie had around three songs all of them solos -two by Asha Bhonsle and one was by Amit Kumar. “Darwaza” released in 1978, was reasonably popular. I remember we were not allowed to see the movie as it was given an “Adults Only” certificate by the censor board, it was supposed to be a horror movie. I have not yet seen it, 🙂

So here we are wishing our dear Amit Kumar a very happy birthday (belated) with a song which, though not as popular as his “bade achche lagte hain” or other songs of his under R D Burman’s baton, is very soothing to the ears.


Song-Hosh mein ham kahaan (Darwaaza)(1978) singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

hosh mein
hum kahaan
mil gaye ae
do dil jawaan
ye samaa
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na aa
hosh mein
hum kahaan
arre mil gaye
do dil jawaan
ye samaa
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na aa
hosh mein
hum kahaan
arre mil gaye
do dil jawaan

ho o o
ik aag si jaagi mere jazbaat mein
kaise ghata pyaasi rahe barsaat mein
o o
ik aag si jaagi mere jazbaat mein
kaise ghata pyaasi rahe barsaat mein
arre ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan

ho o o
mehke labon ki taazgi de do mujhe
pal bhar mere dil ki khushi de do mujhe
o o o
mehke labon ki taazgi de do mujhe
pal bhar mere dil ki khushi de do mujhe
ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan
ye sama
aisi waisi baaton mein kho jaaye na
hosh mein hum kahaan
arre mil gaye do dil jawaan
hosh mein
hmm hmm
arre mil gaye


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 : 3872 Post No. : 14891

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 8
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When our dear Atul ji recently started an ‘innovative’ initiative under the ‘ten-year challenge’ or ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ I had mentioned it in my comments on the ‘first song’ in this series that, I would try to share lyrics if not articles as possible in this series. I had also mentioned that I could see a few opportunities for me in the coming days of this month. That was because I was browsing the posts of February’2009 on my own.

Today I have this opportunity to share a ‘song post’ under this series. And since its from ‘seventies’ I am happy to share it here.

Ten years back, on this day i.e. on 23rd February 2009, we had songs from the movies ‘Rajkumar-1964’, ‘Milan-1967’, ‘Chor Machaaye Shor-1974’, ‘Call Girl-1974’, ‘Badi Bahan-1949’, and ‘Dushman-1939’ posted on the blog. All the moves mentioned above, except ‘Call Girl-1974’ have already had all their songs posted on the blog and in turn achieved ‘Yippeeee’ ed status on the blog. 🙂

So, we have ‘Call Girl-1974’ remaining to be covered for all songs on the blog. And so far, only one song of this movie has been posted on the blog. And, I think that the one song posted was the only well-known song from the movie or we can say that the movie is identified with this one song only i.e. ‘ulfat me zamaane ki har rasm ko thukraao’ sung by Kishore Kumar.

However, when I was going through the songs available from this movie and song list of this movie in HFGK-Vol-V, I found that the above song is actually a ‘multiple version song’ sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. So, I am also sharing the Lata Version for this song separately and requesting Atul ji to kindly update it in the post please. This song was posted on 23rd February 2009 and there was only comment on it on the same day by Greta Memsaab. The second comment was by Mr. Chandrakant H Shah on 08th Dec’2016 and he had mentioned about this song being a multiple version song. However somehow this has been remained to be updated.

I too remember this song ‘ulfat me zamaane ki har rasm ko thukraao’ as a Kishore Kumar song only and I think the version was not that much popular then. I had not watched this movie until now, so can’t say much about that. Except I vaguely remember to have heard this Kishore Kumar song on radio frequently and thereafter its memory was revived when I had started collecting cassettes in 1985-86. In 1987-88 after the death of Kishore Kumar HMV has released an album titled ‘A tribute to the Legend’ (it was a four-cassette set) and this song was included in this album.

As per HFGK listing of songs of this movie the Lata Mangeshkar version appears first (at number 3 in the movie) and the Kishore Kumar version appears later (at number five in the movie).

‘Call Girl-1974’ was directed by Vijay Kapoor for Mukesh Movies, Bombay. It was produced by Mukesh Khanna.

It had Zahira, Vikram, Iftekhar, Urmila Bhatt, Shekhar Purohit, Minoo Mehtab, Reddi, Mansaram, Satyajeet, Shefali, Jankidas and Kuljeet.
Heena Kausar make a special appearance in this movie.

Jalal Agha and Nazneen, Krishan Dhawan and Paintal have friendly appearances in this movie. Story of this movie was by Mukesh Movies Story Department. Editing of this movie was done by B.S. Glaad. Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by K. A. Abbas.

This movie had total seven songs including one multiple version song and one cabaret dance music. All the songs in this movie were written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music was composed by Sapan-Jagmohan. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Ranu Mukherjee who gave their voices to the songs in this movie had one solo song each, and there was one duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and one by Kishore Kumar and Ranu Mukherjee.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.05.1974 with restricted viewing certificate (A).

Since I have not watched this movie, I can’t say much about it or the songs from this movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song which is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and picturized on Vikram and Zahira.

The song is a nice one though it must not be popular or heard that much as the other song from this movie.

Video

Audio

Song-Ham hain jahaan wo pyaar ki mehki dagar hai (Call Girl)(1974) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohhan
Both

Lyrics

laa laa la laa
laa laa la laa
laa laa la laa aa
laa laa la laa
laa laa la laa
laa laa la laa aa
la la laa laa la laa aa
la la laa laa la laa aa
la la laa laa la laa aa

la la laa
ham hai jahaan wo pyaar ki
mehki dagar hai
saathi mere ye to bataa
jaana kidhar hai
ghataaon ke taley
achchha
jahaan tu le chaley
haan haan
jidhar tu le chaley
ghataaon ke taley
jahaan tu le chaley
jidhar tu le chaley ae

bolo tumhe ae
kya naam doon
arey laa laa la laa aa
dil ye kahe meri
pehli hansi ho tum
jis pe loota gulshan mera
aisi kali ho tum
bolo tumhe ae
kya naam doon

laa laa la laa aa
pyaar ki dharti pe
phaila gagan ho tum
jispe khiley sapne mere
aisa chaman ho tum

muskuraate milenge ae
jahaan bhi milenge ham

ham hai jahaan wo pyaar ki
mehki dagar hai
laa la la laa aa aa
saathi mere ye to bataa
jaana kidhar hai
ghataaon ke taley
aha haa
jahaan tu le chaley
he he
jidhar tu le chaley
ghataaon ke taley
jahaan tu le chaley
jidhar tu le chaley ae

haan aa
dil ki kahen
dil ki sunen ae
haan dil ki sunen ae
aa do ghadi baithhe
aisi jagah jaa ke
hamko jahaan koi nazar
dekhe na pehchaane
aisi jagah paayen kahaan
arey paaye kahaan
dekhta hai saagar
lehren hamen jaanen
jaaye jahaan pichchhaa kare
jhonke ye deewaane ae

ek pal bhi meri jaan
yahaan naa rukenge ham

ham hai jahaan wo pyaar ki
mehki dagar hai
laa laa la la laa aa
saathi mere ye to bataa
jaana kidhar hai
ghataaon ke taley
haan haan
jahaan tu le chaley
o ho ho
jidhar tu le chaley
ghataaon ke taley

he he
jahaan tu le chaley
ho ho
jidhar tu le chaley
laa la la laa
ghataaon ke taley
he he
jahaan tu le chaley
o ho ho
jidhar tu le chaley

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ला ला ल ला
ला ला ल ला
ला ला ल ला आ
ला ला ल ला
ला ला ल ला
ला ला ल ला आ
ल ल ला ला ल ला आ
ल ल ला ला ल ला आ
ल ल ला ला ल ला आ

ल ल ला
हम है जहां वो प्यार की
महकी डगर है
साथी मेरे ये तो बता
जाना किधर है
घटाओं के तले
अच्छा
जहां तू ले चले
हाँ हाँ
जिधर तू ले चले
घटाओं के तले
जहां तू ले चले
जिधर तू ले चले

बोलो तुम्हे ए
क्या नाम दूं
अरे ला ला ल ला आ
दिल ये कहे मेरी
पहली हंसी हो तुम
जिसपे लूटा गुलशन मेरा
ऐसी कली हो तुम
बोलो तुम्हे ए
क्या नाम दूं

ला ला ल ला आ
प्यार की धरती पे
फैला गगन हो तुम
जिसपे खिले सपने मेरे
ऐसा चमन हो तुम

मुस्कुराते मिलेंगे ए
जहां भी मिलेंगे हम

हम है जहां वो प्यार की
महकी डगर है
ला ल ल ला आ आ
साथी मेरे ये तो बता
जाना किधर है
घटाओं के तले
अहा हां
जहां तू ले चले
हे हे
जिधर तू ले चले
घटाओं के तले
जहां तू ले चले
जिधर तू ले चले

हाँ आ दिल की कहे
दिल की सुने ए
हाँ दिल की सुने ए
आ दो घडी बैठे
ऐसी जगह जा के
हमको जहां कोई नज़र
देखे न पहचाने
ऐसी जगह पाए कहाँ
अरे पाए कहाँ
देखता है सागर
लहरें हमें जाने
जाए जहां पीछा करे
झोंके ये दीवाने ए

एक पल भी मेरी जान
यहाँ ना रुकेंगे हम

हम है जहां वो प्यार की
महकी डगर है
ला ला ल ल ला आ
साथी मेरे ये तो बता
जाना किधर है
घटाओं के तले
हाँ
जहां तू ले चले
ओ हो हो
जिधर तू ले चले
घटाओं के तले

हे हे
जहां तू ले चले
हो हो
जिधर तू ले चले
ला ल ल ला
घटाओं के तले
हे हे
जहां तू ले चले
ओ हो हो
जिधर तू ले चले


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Blog Day : 3836 Post No. : 14845

“Mera Jeewan”(1976) was directed by Vindu Shukla for Shreejee International, Bombay. This “social” movie had Vidya Sinha, Ambika Johar, Dushyant, Satyen Kappu, Jairaj, Shivraj, Viju Khote, Dinesh Hingoo, Padma Rani, Arvind Rathod, Baby Guddi, Sunita, Shekhar Purohit, Uday Kumar, Ranveer Raj, Jugnu, Anand Bihari,Harbans Pape, Pardesi, Amrit Patel, Madhavi, Master Ajay, Baby Sabiha etc. A K Hangal (friendly appearance) and Sulochana, Veena and Harindranath Chattopadhyay (special appearances) also figured in the movie.

The movie had four songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past, including the title song which was the most popular song from the movie.

When I checked up on the four songs of this movie, I realised that all the four songs were quite popular during its time before they were forgotten.

Here is the third song from “Mera Jeewan”(1976) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. M G Hashmat is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is picturised on Vidya Sinha as a “man mein laddoo phootna” genre of song. 🙂

I have not been able to get one word in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blank/ suggest correction as applicable.


Song-Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de (Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
aaj bole re lagan
jisko kehte hain dulhan
koi kaise sajaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de

aaj meri aankhon mein chamke pyaar ki jyoti
seep ke man mein muskaaye armaanon ke moti
khushiyon ke moti
pyaar ki jyoti
khushiyon ke moti
pyaar ki jyoti
aaj meri aankhon mein chamke
pyaar ki jyoti
aaj bole mera man
jisko kehte hain sajan
koi us’se milaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de

aaj suni kaanon ne mere
dil ki shehnaai
tod ke pinjra panchhi bhaaga
tooti tanhaai
suni shehnaai
tooti tanhaai
suni shehnaai
tooti tanhaai
aaj suni kaanon ne mere
dil ki shehnaai
jaise udti hai pawan
aur jhhoome re gagan
koi kaise uda de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
aaj bole re lagan
jisko kehte hain dulhan
koi kaise sajaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de


This article is written by Raja, 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 : 3811 Post No. : 14807

After yet another hiatus of a few months, I am back on the blog today (24 december 2018).

And I’m sure most people who know me here, will know why. 🙂

Yes, it is that big day for Hindi film music lovers all around the world today – it is the birth anniversary of Mohammad Rafi, or, as he is affectionately and reverentially referred to by many, Rafisaab.

And while I might miss out on writing on any other anniversary on this blog, this is one date I try my best to never miss. As I’ve said many times before, this is my very small, entirely insignificant, way of saying “thank you” to the person who has given me countless hours of happiness in my life.

Different people derive happiness from different things. For me, music has always been a core part of my existence for as long as I can remember. I often have a song on my lips – often sub-consciously. This has occasionally led to embarrassing situations but thankfully it has never affected my love or passion for music. And I think I’m in very good company on this one – there are so many people out there for whom music is an integral part of their daily lives.

This is also one big reason we are all here together on this blog. HFM lovers, from all parts of the world, in all age-groups, sharing their love for HFM.

And when we talk of HFM, especially during its golden age, it’s hard not to talk of Rafisaab.

This is why I write tributes to him at least twice a year. On his death anniversary, and on his birth anniversary. I do write about him on other occasions too, but if I miss out on either of these occasions, I feel I’m letting him down. For all that he has given me, can’t I even write a few words on these specific occasions to pay tribute to him?

So here I am today.

Now, what should I write?

I’ve written many posts here on Rafisaab and discussed my feelings about him. About his songs, his personality, how he managed to break in and find a special place in my heart and my life, at a time when Kishore Kumar was absolutely king. There’s nothing more I can write that will not be a repetition.

Yet, the sheer joy of writing about Rafisaab is so exhilarating that, at the risk of boring readers, I will share a few thoughts.

After all, when I watch videos of Jeetendra narrating his now-famous Deedar-e-Yaar experience with Rafisaab, or Shammi Kapoor narrating his “aasmaan se aaya farishta” story about Rafisaab, or SP Balasubramaniam talking about “deewana hua baadal”, I enjoy listening to these stories every single time. I know the stories inside out by now, but the passion and love with which these stories are narrated, is itself special for me.

It would surprise no one if I said that, as an early-1970s boy, the one male singer who was my universe at that time was Kishore Kumar. In those days I’d often listen to “current songs” – and naturally that meant his songs were playing everywhere, on every single radio programme, every single day.

Other singers like Mukesh and Manna Dey (and even Rafisaab) would also figure but almost like an exception. Kishore’s was easily THE most dominant male voice of the time.

I was very fond of Kishore Kumar – in my classroom in school, my friends would all invariably sing the latest Kishore songs.

Then one day, I think it was the afternoon 1.00-1.30 programme (I don’t remember its name), I happened to listen to an old song.

At that time I had only vaguely heard of that song. So I knew a few lines but I’d never heard its rendition before.

What was this song! What was this voice! Who was this singer!

I stood transfixed. Rongte khade ho gaye.

I knew it wasn’t Kishore. And when the announcer said “abhi aapne Mohammad Rafi ko film Baiju Baawra mein sunaa”, I realized that in my universe, the one where Kishore Kumar had until then occupied almost complete mindspace, I’d have to made room for another voice.

It wasn’t as if I hadn’t heard Rafisaab songs till then. Of course I had. But my mind had been so full of Kishore, that every other voice had been drowned out in the process. Hey, I was still a young boy then, so not particularly discerning.

That song was “o duniya ke rakhwaale”.

How I wanted to hold on to that song! To listen to it again. And again.

From the initial “bhagwaan” to the “rakhwaale, rakhwaale”, I didn’t know what hit me. The highs and lows, the peaking and the ebbing, the modulations, the way he sings “bhagwan” three times at the start – and each one is a different cry to God – there was no way this song was not going to make an impact on me.

Of course those were pre-internet days. I couldn’t just search for the song and play it again. ? And where I lived, I didn’t even have access to a music store – nor would I have been able to buy a cassette even if I’d wanted to.

At that time I could only hope that I’d get to listen to the song again. In fact, that was how things were in those days. You’d listen to a song, love it – and then hope it would come in a farmaish again. 🙂

From that moment onwards, I became a keen Rafisaab listener. I am sure the same songs that I might not have paid attention to earlier, suddenly began speaking to me. I distinctly remember songs like “suhaani raat dhal chuki” (a Vividh Bharati favourite 🙂 ) , “parbaton ke pedon par”, “ek dil ke tukde hazaar hue”, “ye teri saadgi”, amongst others.

Every single song I listened to, I fell in love with.

When I listened to “kar chale hum fida”, I had tears in my eyes. Many years later I saw the film but Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics, Madan Mohan’s music and Rafisaab’s voice – how can you remain impassive to that song?

When I listened to “jaane kya dhoondhti rehti hain”, it transported me to a different world. Again Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics are magical, and Rafisaab’s rendition elevates them to a different level altogether.

Another song I got to listen to, and was extremely fond of at that time (I still am!), was “karwaan guzar gaya”. I’ve always had a soft corner for good lyrics – and Neeraj’s lyrics, even by his high standards, are just amazing in this one.

I can reel off many more songs that I listened to – each one only further confirming to me that while Rafisaab might have had a decline in the early 70s, to even suggest that he was in any manner a lesser singer than Kishore Kumar was sheer lack of understanding of music.

My paternal grandmother, who didn’t know a word of Hindi, and didn’t know who Kishore Kumar or Rafisaab were, clearly had a discerning ear. We had a cassette of Abhimaan at home – it would play a lot. It would start with “meet na mila”, and while every song in the film is a gem in its own right, she’d always tell me to play THAT song. Yes, “teri bindiya re” – which is one of my favourite songs of the 1970s.

So this is how Rafisaab managed to break into my Kishore Kumar-dominated young mind. 🙂

And since then he has a permanent and very special place in my mind and heart. In my younger days I didn’t have access to much music other than via radio – now of course it has all changed. I spend hours listening to music, many of these hours listening to Rafisaab. No particular song or playlist – just randomly listening to his songs, one after another. One moment it could be “mere mehboob tujhe”, the next “tumhaari zulf ke saaye mein shaam”, the next “aye gulbadan”. Just listening to his voice gives me so much joy – just the way he joins in in “awaaz deke hamen tum bulao” is special for me. And the way he joins in the middle of “deewana mastaana hua dil” – it’s just so awesome!

So there’s the singer Rafisaab for me.

But my post would be incomplete if I limited it to just Rafisaab’s singing.

What makes him so much more special for me is the person he was. Obviously I never got to meet him, so this is secondhand, but there isn’t a single person who knew Rafisaab, who does not vouch for what a great human being he was. It wasn’t just his soft-spoken nature, he was kindness and generosity personified. He could easily have put on airs, he could have demanded a ransom price, such was his stature and such was the demand for his voice. Yet he was made of a different stock – “kuchh aur mitti ke hi baney the”. There wasn’t a single trace of arrogance or greed in him.

Rafisaab did not hesitate to work with upcoming composers, giving them hits in the process. He knew their financial position and would even refuse to take more than just a token from them. Throughout his career, he believed that whatever he had achieved was due to the grace of God – he would often point upwards when someone praised his singing.

No wonder then that Rafisaab is remembered today not just for his voice but also for the person he was. How often do you come across a person like this?

No wonder that on his death, crowds thronged the streets of Bombay to pay respect to him. This, despite pouring rain.

Is it any wonder that I am such a big fan of Rafisaab? And I can safely say there are many who are much bigger fans of him – main to kuchh bhi nahin.

Now onto the song for today.

It is a special occasion – so I’ve picked a song that I heard for the first time today.

I wanted to pick a song from Rafisaab’s supposedly “lean” period. For some reason, this period fascinates me. I’ve always supported the underdog – so if someone tells me that a particular singer had a bad patch in a particular phase of his career, there’s a good chance I’ll listen to songs of that singer in that particular phase. 🙂 It’s just the way my mind works.

I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it today.

It has trademark Rafisaab elements in it – and is a pleasant song to listen to. I didn’t want a sad song for the occasion, after all it’s his birth anniversary.

It’s from a film, Gunaah Aur Kanoon (1970). I have no clue about the film but going by the name, it sounds a bit like Crime and Punishment. 🙂

The song itself is definitely worth a listen. Music is by Sapan Jagmohan, who might not have been in the top rung of composers, but have created quite a few memorable tunes of their own.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I did while listening to it the first time. I have already listened to it a few times now. 🙂


Song-Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin(Gunaah Aur Kanoon) (1970) Singer-Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics-Anwar Farrukhabadi, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Jo baat janam le le dil mein
Jo baat janam le le dil mein
Us baat ka kyun izhaar na ho
Us baat ka kyun izhaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin

Maana ke jawaani hai aayi
tauba
Ye nasheeli angdaayi ee ee
Maana ke jawaani hai aayi
Tauba ye nasheeli angdaayi
Thham thham ke baras ae shokh ghata
Thham thham ke baras ae shokh ghata
Jazbaat ki hadd se paar na ho
Jazbaat ki hadd se paar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin

Ye shaam ki surkhi gaalon par
Haaye
Ye raat ka aanchal baalon par r
Ye shaam ki surkhi gaalon par
Ye raat ka aanchal baalon par
Pad jaaye nazar tujh par jiski
Haaye pad jaaye nazar tujh par jiski
Kaise wo tera beemaar na ho
Kaise wo tera beemaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Mil jaaye nazar aur pyaar na ho
Aisa to kabhi mumkin hi nahin


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 :

3799 Post No. : 14790 Movie Count :

4045

Missing Films of 1960s – 88
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

This journey of searching out the missing films is such an interesting exploration of the unheard and less heard gems – or as they say on Radio Ceylon (SLBC now) ‘कम सुने और अनसुने गीत’.

Today’s song is one such rarely heard gem, but oh what exquisitely crafted gem this one is. The film is ‘Haveli’ from 1970. The name sounds as if this would be a film of the horror genre, of course mixed with police and robber crime drama. The one poster of this film that I am able to locate on the net (actually an image with the song on YT), shows the leading lady with a revolver in her hand. The rest of the poster combines the film title logo, and another image of the lead pair. This image does not exhibit any overt horror type flavor – just that the title gives such an impression.

The film is from the banner of Movies Den, Bombay. It is produced by Jawahar Anand and is directed by Sudarshan Babbar. The lead pair is Shailesh Kumar and Nivedita, and the remaining cast is listed as Azra, Heeralal, Manmohan Krishan, Ravikant, Brahm Bhardwaj, Lata Arora, Yunus Parvez, Ridku, Anand Prakash, Jawahar Kapoor, BK, Rahi, Dharmesh, Rajendra Kapoor, Jaishri T, Meenakshi, and Shefali.

The film has 5 songs, as per the Geet Kosh listings. Four of these songs, including the one being introduced today, are written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, and one is written by Naseem Sahranpuri. Music for this film and composed by Sapan Jagmohan. The singing voice is Asha Bhosle.

Although I have not seen the video of this song, but still, from the flavor of the words and the style of rendition, this seems to be a sensuous song, possibly even a seduction song. The measured deliberateness with which Asha ji has rendered this song, brings in just that right emphasis making this such an attractively sensuous song.

The cast of actors includes names like Jaishree T, Azra, Meenakshi, Shefali – so I would not even start to guess on whom this song might have been picturized. I request our more knowledgeable friends and readers to please add more information about this song and this film, if available.

But regardless, enjoy this wonderfully sensuous song.

Song – Gesuon Ki Haseen Chhanv Mein Humnasheen  (Haveli) (1970) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

gesuon. . .
ki haseen
chhaanv mein
humnasheen
tu hi bata
tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

ishaaron mein kehti hain angdaaian raat ki
abhi aur behakengi tanhaaian raat ki
ishaaron mein kehti hain angdaaian raat ki
abhi aur behakengi tanhaaian raat ki
kya nahin
kya nahin
gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

meri jawaani bahaaron ka agaaz hai
kitna haseen mere naghmon ka andaaz hai
meri jawaani bahaaron ka agaaz hai
kitna haseen mere naghmon ka andaaz hai
kya nahin
kya nahin
gesuon ki haseen
chhaanv mein humnasheen
tu hi bata tere liye
kya nahin
kya nahin

kya nahin. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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गेसूओं॰ ॰ ॰
की हसीं
छाँव में
हमनशीं
तू ही बता
तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

इशारों में कहती है अंगड़ाइयाँ रात की
अभी और बहकेंगी तनहाइयाँ रात की
इशारों में कहती है अंगड़ाइयाँ रात की
अभी और बहकेंगी तनहाइयाँ रात की
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं
गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

मेरी जवानी बहारों का आग़ाज़ है
कितना हसीं मेरे नग़मों का अंदाज़ है
मेरी जवानी बहारों का आग़ाज़ है
कितना हसीं मेरे नग़मों का अंदाज़ है
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं
गेसूओं की हसीं
छाँव में हमनशीं
तू ही बता तेरे लिए
क्या नहीं
क्या नहीं

क्या नहीं॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3760 Post No. : 14733

“Rocky Mera Naam”(1973) was directed by Satnam Rohda for Bhagyalaxmi Chitra Mandir. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Nivedita, Bela Bose, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Kundan Malik, Nishaan, Gulo, Leela Mishra, Mumtaz Begam, Dhanraj, Pratap, Johny Whisky, Kirti Bahal, Dilip Dutt, Ram Mohan, Chaman Puri, Ratan Gaurang, Ravi Khanna etc in it, with Guest appearance by A K Hangal.

“Rocky Mera Naam”(1973) had Four songs in it. Three songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here are the details of the songs that have been covered in the past :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Dil kabhi tumne diya thhaa ye tumhe yaad rahe 6781 3-Oct-12
So ja sanam 10601 25-Dec-14
Deewaana dil hai pyaar ka 14156 12-Mar-18

Here is the fourth and final song from “Rocky Mera Naam”(1973) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is pictrised as a mujra dance song. One expects the dancer to lip sync as well as dance. Here there is distribution of labour. One lady lip syncs and another lady performs mujra. Just imagine similar distribution of labour in cricket bowling as well where one person runs on the bowling runup and another person delivers the ball. 🙂 In olden days, some cricket loving maharajas actually played cricket that way. 🙂

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors visible in the picturisation.

With this song, all the songs of “Rocky Mera Naam”(1973) get covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Gham e aashiqui mein hai kya maza (Rocky Mera Naam)(1973) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

gham e aashiqui mein hai kya maza
gham e aashiqui mein hai kya maza
tumhen kya khabar
tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata
ye hai dil ki baaten o bewafa
ye hai dil ki baaten o bewafa
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata

tumhi socho ke tum kal thhe kya
aaj kya ho gaye
haaye humne sar ko jhukaaya jahaan
tum khuda ho gaye
nigaahen milaakar tumhi ye kaho
humen tumse kyu kar shikaayat na ho o o
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata
gham e aashiqui mein hai kya maza
ye hai dil ki baaten o bewafa
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata

koi matlab tumhen aaj phir kheench laaya yahaan
haaye yaad aate hain warna
tumhen jaaneman hum kahaan
bura na lage to kahen tumse hum
mohabbat nahin ye khuda ki kasam m m
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata
gham e aashiqui mein hai kya maza
ye hai dil ki baaten o bewafa
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata ji
tumhen kya khabar tumhen kya pata


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 : 3720 Post No. : 14655

My affair with Tanuja (one of the many that I had during my school years) started when I first saw her in a film on Doordarshan. If I remember correctly, it was ‘Bahaaren Phir Bhi Aayengi’ from 1966. The song was “Aapke Haseen Rukh . . .”. The way this song is filmed, Tanuja looks such a pretty enchanting young lady, as the camera pans in on her with sunlight behind, the rays of the sun diffracting from her open tresses. At that time, I did not even know her name. Just that face, and the vision of sunlight reflecting from her hair, and I lost my heart to her.

Next meeting with her was probably ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967). Being a supporting role, she was on the screen much lesser than the leading lady. And I still did not know her name – I had not yet learnt to remember the names in the credits at the beginning of the film and then mapping them to the actual people who appeared on the screen.

The encounters were infrequent; but the enchantment would continue for some more time, occasionally reinforced by chance photos in Filmfare or Madhuri magazines, and songs in Chitrahaar. It would be much, much later that I would pick up the earlier threads with films like ‘Hamaari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961), ‘Mem Didi’ (1961), ‘Benazir’ (1964) and ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965), ‘Anubhav’ (1971), ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ (1971), ‘Door Ka Raahi’ (1971) and ‘Do Chor’ (1972). In the contemporary mode, I met her again in ‘Imtihaan’ (1972) and ‘Hamraahi’ (1974). And fell in love all over again with “O Mere Dil Ke Chain. . .” – ‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’ (1972); while still struggling to get into my teens. 🙂

Tanuja – the naughty, sometimes ferocious, playful, mischievous – an incisive smile and a twinkling gleam in the eyes. The best image in the mind is when she makes changes to her household in ‘Anubhav’, and Sanjeev Kumar comes home from work, and she opens the door, grabs him by his necktie and pulls him behind her into the house. Or her first encounter with Vinod Khanna in ‘Imtihan’ and she drenches him by mistake, with the garden hose. Many such images overflow in the mind – including the startling somewhat senior role of Padmini Kolhapure’s elder sister in law in ‘Prem Rog’ (1982). That was sure a let down to the discerning teen-end mind, who believed that Tanuja could never, would never grow up from her impish presence. A teen-age heart shattered, and a puppy love story spun off into oblivion. 😦  🙂

Tanuja – the second daughter of Shobhna Samarth, and younger sister of Nutan, was born in Bombay on 23rd Sep, 1943. Into the films as a child artist by 1950, she made her maiden appearance as Nutan’s younger sister on screen in ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950). She continued to appear in films as a child artist. Her first senior romantic role was in 1961 – Kedar Sharma’s film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’. And then a progressive career that continues to be active till the present time. She is 75 years (as of yesterday).

A grand happy birthday to Tanuja, as I remember my puppy crush on her with the lines I used to hum for her – “Yaari Ho Gai Yaar Se Lak Tunu Tunu”. 😀

You wouldn’t believe it, but I was totally unaware till the time yesterday as I started checking out the available material on her life and career, that she is Kajol’s mother. You can call me anything, but that is the fact that is. 😀

In my opinion, the film ‘Gustaakhi Maaf’ (1969) is one of the best comedies of Hindi screen. I saw this film for the first time on Doordarshan (what else), sometimes in second half of 1970s. Tanuja in a double role, paired opposite to Sanjeev Kumar and Sujit Kumar, playing two artist brothers in the film, who own a photo studio shop.

The film’s twin role is Tanuja’s handiwork. Twin sisters separated at childbirth. One remains in the town, and the second one is taken away to another destination. Fate would have it, that after twenty years, the sister living away, returns to visit this town. In the town, the other sister is already quite fitfully romantically involved with Sujit Kumar, the elder of the two brothers. The appearance of the twin sister of course creates numerous hilarious problems, but the high point comes when the out of town sister falls for Sanjeev Kumar, the younger brother. These scenes are some of the best in the film – Tanuja is trying to woo Sanjeev Kumar out of genuine interest, and Sanjeev is horrified and appalled that his future sister-in-law, and the bride to be of his elder brother, is playing romantic hooky with him. With nobody the wiser, the situation creates confusions galore, as all well wishers get together and carry off the in-town sister to a mental asylum in a straight jacket, believing whole heartedly that the young lady is struck with the split personality syndrome. And when the senior doctor at the asylum turns out to be V Gopal, one can imagine what twists and turns the situations will take. By a directorial intervention, the out of town sister also appears at the asylum – she is in search of someone else. With both the twins now present in the hospital, and everyone still unaware of what the crux of the problem is, it does carry all the ingredients to carry the situation towards a hilarious climax extremum. Happy ending of course, all sorted out and the two brothers get twin sister wives.

The song presented with this post is from the passage that the out of town sister is trying to woo Sanjeev Kumar, who is completely convinced that his future sister in law is making an ‘illegal‘ pass at him. The lady wants a portrait to be done in a scenic setting. Convinced that his future sis in law has lost it, Sanjeev tries to humour her by going along with the charade. But once reaching the scenic spot, when the lady breaks into a song of longing, that is too much for Sanjeev, and he tries to wriggle his way out of the situation.

Seriously, if you have not yet watched this film, then add it your list of things to do before departing from the planet. Till about a couple of years ago, this film was extremely unavailable, and a rare possession. But today, it is available on YT, so the rarity angle is gone. However, the humorous confusions angle is still the prime draw for this film.

Song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri, with music by Sapan Jagmohan. Singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle. And the fun part is watching Tanuja’s antics and expressions as she, armed with this song, tries to take on the fortifications of a bewildered young man. A real treat to watch.

Many happy returns of the day, Tanuja ji – may the laughter never cease.

Song – Sajna Mera Jiyara Jaley (Gustakhi Maaf) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

hmmmm mmmmm
mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm
la ra la ra laa
la ra laa..aa..aa

sajna mera
haaye
jiyara jaley
aa jhoom ke
badra taley
ik baar tu
lag ja galey
sajna mera
jiyara jaley
aa jhoom ke
badra taley
ik baar tu
lag ja galey
sajna mera
jiyara jaley. . .

chanchal pawan zulfen
bikhra gayi
daali mere tan ki
mehka gayi
mann mein agan
bhadka gayi
sajna mera
jiyara jaley
aa jhoom ke
badra taley
ik baar tu
lag ja galey
sajna mera
jiyara jaley. . .

aankhen kahen pyaara. . .
sapna hai tu
dil ye kahe mera. . .
apna hai tu
apna hai ya sapna hai tu
sajna mera
haan haan sach
jiyara jaley
aa jhoom ke
badra taley
ik baar tu
lag ja galey
sajna mera
jiyara jaley
aa jhoom ke
badra taley
ik baar tu
lag ja galey
sajna mera
jiyara jaley. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्मममम म्ममममम
म्ममममममम म्ममममममम
ला रा ला रा ला॰॰॰
ला रा ला॰॰आ॰॰आ

सजना मेरा
हाय
जियरा जले
आ झूम के
बदरा तले
इक बार तू
लग जा गले
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले
आ झूम के
बदरा तले
इक बार तू
लग जा गले
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले॰ ॰ ॰

चंचल पावन ज़ुल्फें
बिखरा गई
डाली मेरे तन की
महका गई
मन में अगन
भड़का गई
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले
आ झूम के
बदरा तले
इक बार तू
लग जा गले
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले॰ ॰ ॰

आँखें कहें प्यारा॰ ॰ ॰
सपना है तू
दिल ये कहे मेरा॰ ॰ ॰
अपना है तू
अपना है या सपना है तू
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले
आ झूम के
बदरा तले
इक बार तू
लग जा गले
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले
आ झूम के
बदरा तले
इक बार तू
लग जा गले
सजना मेरा
जियरा जले॰ ॰ ॰


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