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

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Dada Burman – the senior doyen of the music directors of Indian cinema. A music director who, unlike many other music dirrctors,  maintained  consistency in his work all through his career. His fans, critics and observers of music, journalists and industry biggies – whatever they may say about his work, all agree that Sachin Da has consistently maintained a very high quality and a very high standard of his music direction work, across all his films.

Remembering SD Burman on the anniversary of his passing away – 31st October, 1975, i.e. 47 years ago.

He started his career as a singer with the Calcutta Radio Station in the late 1920s. There are some other interesting trivia about his early career which are probably not well known. That he made his debut as a singer in the New Theatres production ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933), but the songs recorded by him were not used. They were rercorded in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal. Then in 1934, he appeared on screen in the film ‘Selima’, in which is played a role of a singer. In 1935, he made another similar on screen appearance in the Bangla film ‘Birodhi’. The same year he also sang in another Bangla film – ‘Sanjher Pidim.

Before entering the cinema world as a music director, he worked for the Bangla theatre in Calcutta, and composed music for famous plays such as ‘Sati Tirath’ and ‘Janani’. In Bangla cinema, his first film as a music director was ‘Sudurer Priye’ in 1935. In the next decade, from 1935 to 1945, he composed music for 18 Bangla films. In 1945, he moved to Bombay as the invitation of Sashadhar Mukherjee of Filmistan. In 1946, Filmistan released two films with his music – ‘Shikari’ and ‘Eight Days’. Big time success came his way the subsequent year when ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) was released. The iconic song “Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya” in the voice of Geeta Dutt became and all time great hit. And the rest, as they say, is history.

In a career that spans four decades, Sahin Da has composed music for about 110 films – both Hindi and Bangla.

Almost five decades have gone by since he bid farewell to this life. And it seems that we have not heard all of his music; that there are still more of his creations to be explored and enjoyed. As I was searching today for a song to go with this post, I stumbled upon this wonderful melody from thr 1954 film ‘Radha Krishna’. A song in the voice of Asha Bhosle, this is an exquisite piece of melody and poetry that is such a pleasing listen. After a long time I use the phrase ‘love at first listen’, as I started to hear this song for the first time, earlier in the day today.

The lyrics are wonderful poetry by Narendra Sharma. The words tell of an expected tryst between the Eternal Lovers – Radha and Krishna. The poet writes such exquisite lines – “. . .ghir ghir aayi milan yaamini, kabhi na hogi bhor. . .”. The sound of chorus is so beautifully used in this composition.

A must listen song – I am sure you will fall in love with.

Song – Neel Gagan Mein Maadal Baaje (Radha Krishna) (1954) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Narendra Sharma, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
maadal baaje. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
angnaa mein naache mor sakhi ri ali
angnaa mein naache mor. . .
ghir ghir aayi milan yamini
kabhi na hogi bhor sakhi ri ali
kabhi na hogi bhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

sapne mein aaye manhar saiyyan
hans kar pakdi baiyyan ho
hans kar pakdi baiyyan
laaj ke maare mar mar jaaun
padun sajan ke paiyyan
paiyyan
hans kar pakdi baiyyan
jhagad ke hum ne baanh chhudaai
angnaa ki tooti kor sakhi ri ali
angnaa ki tooti kor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

naath kahi meri ek na maani
piya kare manmaani ho
piya kare manmaani
jitna sataaye ati mann bhaaye
reet hai ye anjaani
piya kare manmaani
pag pag par mujhe rokat mori
anchal ka pakde chhor sakhi ri ali
anchal ka pakde chhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje

kabhi milan kabhi bichhdan waali
preet ki reet niraali ho
preet ki reet niraali
ho oo neend ke maare lag gayi akhiyaan
rooth gaye banmaali
rooth gaye banmaali. . .
jaag jaag mann bhaavan aaye
bhavnaan mein mach gaya shor sakhi ri ali
bhavnaan mein mach gaya shor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje
angnaa mein naache mor sakhi ri ali
angnaa mein naache mor. . .
ghir ghir aayi milan yamini
kabhi na hogi bhor sakhi ri ali
kabhi na hogi bhor. . .
neelgagan  mein maadal baaje. . .

maadal baaje
maadal baaje
maadal baaje
aa aaa aaa aaaa
aa aaa aaa

maadal baaje
maadal baaje
maadal baaje
aa aaa aaa aaaa
oo oo oo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
अंगना में नाचे मोर सखी री आली
अंगना में नाचे मोर॰ ॰ ॰
घिर घिर आई मिलन यामिनी
कभी ना होगी भोर सखी री आली
कभी ना होगी भोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

सपने में आए मन हर सैंय्यां
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां हो
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां
लाज के मारे मर मर जाऊँ
पड़ूँ सजन के पैंय्यां
पैंय्यां
हंस कर पकड़ी बैंय्यां
झगड़ कर हमने बांह छुड़ाई
अंगना की टूटी कोर सखी री आली
अंगना की टूटी कोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

नाथ कही मेरी एक ना मानी
पिया करे मनमानी हो
पिया करे मनमानी
जितना सताये अति मन भाए
रीत है ये अनजानी
पिया करे मनमानी
पग पग पर मुझे रोकत मोरे
अंचल का पकड़े छोर सखी री आली
अंचल का पकड़े छोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे

कभी मिलन कभी बिछड़न वाली
प्रीत की रीत निराली हो
प्रीत की रीत निराली
हो ओ
नींद के मारे लग गई अखियां
रूठ गए बनमाली
रूठ गए बनमाली॰ ॰ ॰
जाग जाग मन भावन आए
भवनां में मच गया शोर सखी री आली
भवनां में मच गया शोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे
अंगना में नाचे मोर सखी री आली
अंगना में नाचे मोर॰ ॰ ॰
घिर घिर आई मिलन यामिनी
कभी ना होगी भोर सखी री आली
कभी ना होगी भोर॰ ॰ ॰
नीलगगन में मादल बाजे॰ ॰ ॰

मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ

मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
मादल बाजे
आ आ आ आ
ओ ओ ओ


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.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 17
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Aah yes, this one too. 😀 😀

This iconic creation from the team of Majrooh Sb and SD Burman, preparing such delicious offerings for the 1958 film ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’, got reused in a recent film. The memorable film needs no introduction, and neither do its songs and music. Great songs, falling in the category of ‘evergreen’, or ‘सदाबहार’ as Bakshi ji prefers to describe such songs.

This everlasting piece of naughty music, rendered equally playfully by Kishore Kumar, and the icing to top all these superlatives is the on screen performance by Kishore Da himself. Walking down the stairs backwards, talking to his tools, and making music from them, and all the while getting on the nerves of the lady customer who has barged into the car repair workshop run by three brothers whose motto in life is to dislike women. And that too at 2 am. Regulars will remember the beginning of this episode. Kishore is woken up in the middle of the night, a very rainy night, by a damsel drenched in rain. He wishes for her to disappear – quite a disturbance to his sleep while he is on active night duty. When the lady points out to the light glowing on the signboard that says ‘Day & Night Service’, the sleep starved hero shuts off the light bulb and declares – there, we are no longer day and night service – good bye.

All this preamble and then the song and its performance – the memories keep us music lovers awake at night.

Fast forward to 2013. A film came, titled ‘Listen Amaya’. The key thing that made this film attractive was the lead pair – Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh – teamed up once again after a gap of many years. Between 1981 and 1985, the two had appeared in six films as the lead pair. And the film names tell the story – ‘Chashme Buddoor’ (1981), ‘Saath Saath’ (1982), ‘Katha’ (1982), ‘Rang Birangi’ (1983), ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1983) and ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’ (1983). Then in 1985, they again appeared together in Yash Chopra’s ‘Faasle’, albeit this time they were not the lead pair.

After ‘Faasle’, we do not see them together, goodness, till 2011. That year, the film ‘Tell Me, O Khuda’ was released. This is a film directed by Hema Malini, and was intended as the launch vehicle for her daugther, Esha Deol. Again, in this film, Farooque and Deepti were not the lead pair. They played the roles of foster parents of the leading lady Esha Deol. So effectively, ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’in 1983 turns out to be their last outing together as the romantic lead pair.

Thirty years later, in 2013, comes ‘Listen Amaya’, and we see this pair once again playing the roles of a mature couple finding romance and love in their later years.

[Ed Note: Regulars will recall a similar film had come in 2005 – ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. In that film, another fabulous romantic pair – Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor – of the ‘Bobby’ (1973) fame, had come together yet once again on the silver screen, to play the roles of mature single adults finding soulmates in their later years. Dimple and Rishi had also appeared in the film ‘Saagar’ (1985) as the lead romantic pair.]

Leela (Deepti) is a widow who owns and manages a library café – ‘Book A Coffee’. She has a daughter, Amaya, role played by Swara Bhaskar, who is a budding writer. Into their lives, walks in Jayant (Farooque), a widower, and a photographer by profession. Leela and Jayant are attracted towards each other, much to the discomfort of Amaya, who does not relish the thought of her mother being romantically involved. Although, she also is working with Jayant on a coffee table book about the old bazaars and market places of Delhi, but in her mind she hits a wall, when it comes to accept him as another man in her mother’s life.

The film is beautifully contoured around the concepts of memories and realities of life – passages of real life that slide into memories and portions of memory that become parts of life again. It is a touching tale of coming to terms with one’s own maturity, as on the part of Amaya, and on the other hand, acceptance and realization of emotions, without fanfare, without the flourish of animated expressions, on the part of Leela and Jayant. When Amaya is all too disturbed about the budding relationship in her mother’s life, the protagonists calmly give in, and decide to discontinue meeting, without a word being said, or any regrets being announced. And when Amaya sees this upcoming consequential circumstance, she finds herself flummoxed, to be at the fulcrum of a possible second disaster in her mother’s life. The sternest exchange that we see between the mother and daughter is when Leela admonishes Amaya telling her that she still is her mother and will continue to take care of her. And the softest touch of complaint is when Amaya finally reaches out to Jayant on the day their book is to be published, hugs him with the words asking the question – why does he never gets angry. A much more endearing assay about finding love than ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. My humble opinion of course.

But what about this song, you will ask. Ah yes, we have to get back to the song, a repeat one at that, giving me the 17th opportunity of this series. 🙂 Amaya herself has a romantic link up in this film, with the young man Raghav (role played by Siddhant Karnick). Although part of the side plot, Raghav has an important part as in showing up the mirror to Amaya about what her feelings and reactions towards her mother’s life are all about.

Okay so this film needed a rocking romantic relief (not exactly, but something a la comic relief, a practice invented by the dramatists of the yore). So Raghav is an intelligent guy – to win over his lady love, he actually starts with the mother of his lady love, making his way to the heart of his beloved through the mind of his beloved’s mother. That is another thing that majority of the song as picturized, is spent in a dream sequence of wide open eyes where he is serenading his lady love actually.

There are three songs in this film, that have been created by the husband wife team of Indraneel Hariharan, the music director, and Poonam Hariharan, the lyricist. This ‘rocking romantic relief’ song is a re-rendition of the ‘सदाबहार’ classic, as mentioned above. The lyrics and the music of the song remain the same. Only that it has been re-recorded in the voice of Kunal Ganjawala for ‘Listen Amaya’. Another variation is that of the three original stanzas, only two have been used in this re-rendition. On screen, the song is performed by Siddhant Karnick. The venue of the song is the library café that is run by Leela. The song starts with Raghav trying to win over Leela. But then right after the mukhda is done, his mind slides into the fantasy plane, and he is now wooing Amaya in the dream world. The starting scene is kind of same as the car repair workshop from the original film. And that is in black and white too. But soon, color is ‘restored’ and we see more contemporary scenarios to motivate the romancing mood.

And the all too lovely effect – the sound of two clicks near the end of song. In the original, we have Kishore Kumar tapping in the final nut to finish the repair job. In the rerun, we have Leela snapping her fingers to get Raghav back from his reverie to the real world. Classic touch. 🙂

So two films from recent years, on romantic relationships between mature adults, have been picked up for this series – both having re-used an iconic popular hit from the golden era.

Time to do it again. . . 🙂

Audio

Video

Song – Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si  (Listen Amaya) (2013) Singer – Kunal Ganjawala, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dhundhlaati huyi
balkhaati huyi

saawan ki sooni raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tanati jhukti
chalti rukti
nikli andheri raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
he he
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
धुंधलाती हुई
बलखाती हुई
सावन की सूनी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तनती झुकती
चलती रुकती
निकली अंधेरी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
हे हे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है


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.

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4178 Post No. : 15355 Movie Count :

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 14
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An iconic song from 1965 – absoute gem, absolutely unforgettable. “Kaanton Se Kheench Ke Ye Aanchal. . . Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” from the 1965 film ‘Guide’. Created by the greats of that era – Shailendra, SD Burman and Lata Mangeshkar. And coming from a film directed by Vijay Anand, one is assured that the picturization would be superlative, which it surely is. The song continues to sustain its beauty even after more than five decades. It is such a genuine treat both visually and aurally.

Eighteen years after this song came into being, it was used again in the 1983 film ‘Qayaamat’. This film is one of the plethora of crime-and-punishment films that crowded the screens during the 1980s and 90s. The main roles are played by Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil, Jayaprada and Poonam Dhillon. Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha are close friends. But there is a falling out in their friendship, when Dharmendra is sent to jail, and he holds his police officer friend responsible for it. On returning from jail, he seeks to avenge himself for something that he considers as injustice meted out to him.

I have not seen the film and so will not be able to comment on the sequencing of this song within the storyline. Apparently, Jayaparada is the love interest of Dharmendra, and she appears in flashback in the movie. So there is some tragedy also related here. The occasion for the song is the birthday party of Shatrughan Sinha. Dharmendra is calling on a phone line to greet his friend. He finds out that Smita is about to sing a song at the party. He requests his friend to keep the phone line open so that he can listen. Then the song starts. It starts in the party, and almost immediately Dharmendra rewinds to the past where he sees Jayaprada singing in a very picturesque hillside setting. Rest of the song plays out in this flashback, returning to the party just moments before it ends.

Personally speaking, the song and its theme does not seem to fit into the birthday setting or even the hillside flashback interlude. It seems like force fitted, and completely out of place. But then that is just me.

The song has been reused in its original form. It is not re-recorded. So we get to enjoy the original audio, picturized on a different set of actors, in a different setting.

This song was identified and suggested by our dear Satyajit Rajurkar ji, for inclusion in this series. Thanks Satyajit ji.

 

Song – Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai  (Qayaamat) (1983) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ho o o
kaanton se kheench ke ye aanchal

tod ke bandhan baandhi paayal
ho o
koi na roko dil ki udaan ko
dil wo chalaa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
apne hi bas mein nahin main
dil hai kahin to hoon kahin main
ho o o
jaane kya paake meri zindagi ne
hans kar kaha
haa haa haa aa ha aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
koi bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
main hoon gubaar yaa toofaan hoon
ko
i bataaye main kahaan hoon
ho o o
dar hai safar mein kahin kho na jaaun main
rastaa nayaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
kal ke andheron se nikal ke
dekha hai aankhen malte malte
ho o o
phool hi phool zindagi bahaar hai
tay kar liyaa
a a aa aa aa aa
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai
aaj phir jeene ki tamannaa hai
aaj phir marne kaa iraadaa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो ओ ओ
काँटों से खींच के ये आँचल
तोड़ के बंधन बांधी पायल
हो ओ
कोई न रोको दिल की उड़ान को
दिल वो चला
आ आ आ आ आ आ

आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
अपने ही बस में नहीं मैं
दिल है कहीं तो हूँ कहीं मैं
हो ओ ओ
जाने क्या पा के मेरी ज़िंदगी ने
हंस कर कहा
हा हा हा आ हा आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
मैं हूँ गुबार या तूफाँ हूँ
कोई बताए मैं कहाँ हूँ
हो ओ ओ
डर है सफर में कहीं खो ना जाऊँ मैं
रस्ता नया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है

कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
कल के अँधेरों से निकल के
देखा है आँखें मलते मलते
हो ओ ओ
फूल ही फूल ज़िंदगी बहार है
तय कर लिया
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है
आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है
आज फिर मरने का इरादा है


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.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 11
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I could not have expected a better surprise than this one today. Aha, here is this wonderful memorable song that has got repeated in a film after 34 years. And now, that repeat itself is 28 years past. Wow, 62 years later we are going to talk about a song from 1957, which appeared once again in another film in 1991.

Yes, the iconic song of road travel that has been immortalized in the annals of Indian cinema. The tone and the context of the song – a vagabond traveler, a second hand truck, the endless roads, and a journey without a destination – it set the template for others to emulate. Footloose has no mark over this. Don’t we all, at some time in life, aspire for a meandering aimless trip, just for the sake of the journey. And just for the heck of it. The destination – may it exist or not, companions – may they be there or not. Desultory, adrift, without any aim, feckless – when the apparent random futility is the purpose of the endeavor. What a state to be in – being, and yet not being, nary a care in the world. Aah yes, the mind sometimes wants an escape of sorts – “Le Chala Jidhar Ye Dil Nikal Padey”.

The original from the film ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) needs no introductions. The words, the melody and the imagery is etched in the mind, in all its details – Delhi roads of mid 1950s, sans traffic; the time when the traffic used to pass under the India Gate, and the Kashmere Gate (now these are monuments, cordoned off from the traffic); a miniscule encounter with a coy lady sitting in a car coming from the opposite direction; driving past the Taj Mahal; the long row of village belles carrying earthen pots of water, offering no grass (घास नहीं डालती 🙂 ) to the most handsome beseeching young man claiming to be laid out like a carpet at their feet – yes, all etched in the mind like it happened yesterday.

Time was when Sachin Da was quite, nay very selective, as always, in his choice of the singing voice for individual songs. And Kishore Da was never his ‘always’ choice for playback for Dev Anand. But Sachin Da has been proven right and right and right again, in his choice of singing voices. Imagine a “Khoya Khoya Chaand. . .”, or “Dil Ka Bhanwar. . .” or “Tu Kahaan Ye Bataa. . .” or “Hum Bekhudi Mein. . .” in a voice other than Rafi Sb, and a “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .” in a voice other than Talat Sb, or the jazzy “Hum Dum Se Gaye. . .” in a voice other than Manna Dey, or the magnificent “Ye Raat Ye Chandni. . .”, or “Na Tum Hamen Jaano. . .” or “Chup Hai Dharti. . .” or “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo. . .” in a voice other than Hemant Da. It just will not stick in the imagination. Sachin Da got the best, the most suitable voice for the song, and after listening to them, the only verdict is – it cannot be bettered. In all the outings that Sachin Da shared with Dev Anand, apparently ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) are the only two collaborations wherein we hear Kishore Da as the only voice playing back for Dev Anand. In all other films they have done together, Sachin Da has used a combination of different voices for Dev Sb. ‘Baazi’ (1951) also has only Kishore Da’s voice backing up Dev Anand for “Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai. . .”, but then it is the only male voice song in the film, and that too, a song that only Kishore Da can do justice to.

And not just for Dev Sb. Sachin Da also has Rafi Sb and Kishore Da playing back for Rajesh Khanna in ‘Aradhana’ (1969), and Rafi Sb, Kishore Da and Manhar as the singing voices for Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). Here was a music director who had his finger not on the pulse of public appeal, but on the pulse of divining which voice is the most suitable for a particular melody, a particular mood, and a particular situation.

And so, coming to the surprise that I mentioned in the first line of this write up. As I picked up this song for creating the next post in the series of repeat songs, a realization hit home. Today is the birth anniversaries of the two stalwarts who created the original song in 1957 – Sachin Da and Majrooh Sb. For Majrooh Sb, it is the centenary celebration, and for Sachin Da it is the 113th. Actually, Majrooh Sb’s info was already in mind since last night, as I was preparing Sadanand ji’s excellent write up for this great poet. And the rest of the coincidental links fell in place as I picked up this song for today’s post.

The film ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ from 1991, is a popular hit romantic comedy from its time. It is remake of the storyline of the iconic ‘Chori Chori’ from 1956, which had the lead pair billing of Nargis and Raj Kapoor. And in turn, ‘Chori Chori’ is following the same storyline as the 1934 Hollywood hit film ‘It Happened One Night’, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and directed by the legendary Frank Capra. This theme has also been used in other films in Kannada and Tamil. In later years, we also see ‘Jab We Met’ in 2007, based somewhat loosely on the same storyline.

The film is produced by Gulshan Kumar and is directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The lead pair is Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. By 1991, Aamir was already an acknowledged star in the industry, and Pooja was just beginning her career. For both of them, this film proved to be a strong fillip for their individual careers.

The caper is well known – a spoilt heiress of a rich businessman flees from home, to be with the person she believes, wrongly of course, she is in love with. On the way, she meets another boy, the hero of the story, who helps her to get to her target, and eventually lands her back at her father’s home. As an outcome of the road adventures that are shared by the boy and the girl, they inadvertently and without realizing it till quite late in the storyline, fall in love with each other. And the movie ends with the girl fleeing once again (with the help of a very co-operative father) on the way to the altar, to be with the person she is truly in love with.

When I came to this connection, I was/am quite astounded. What a selection of a song for a memory reprisal. The original song with Dev Sb in the driver’s seat, is about an aimless road adventure. And in this film, the lead protagonists are going thru a road adventure of their own making, trying to save themselves from police, the detectives in pursuit and the general public who have been made aware of the runaway girl through newspaper ads and posters.

On their runaway adventure, there is car breakdown. It is taken into a garage for repairs. The mechanic departs briefly to get some welding work done from outside. The boy-girl pair are alone in the garage. The radio on the mechanic’s desk is playing. And as the mechanic departs, on comes this song on the radio waves. It catches the attention of the boy, who requests the girl to increase the volume on the radio. He is quite taken in with this ‘मस्त’ (catchy, engrossing) song. Coming close to the girl he takes her in his arms and they begin to dance to the tune. Their eyes meet. There is that oh so lovely pause in everything. Something tingles and connects. There is surprise and uncertainty on the faces of both of them. In the eyes, there is also an expectation of a liking that is so demure and endearing. It is one of those moments that feels like eternity. And yes, magic.

Till that ‘पाजी’ (scoundrel) mechanic barges in with a newspaper in hand announcing that the girl’s father is publicly searching for her. The moment of magic is so brutally broken.

The repeat song is the original. In this scene, somewhat less than two stanzas are played. Of course this is not listed in the songs of the film and does not appear on its cassette or CD. And so, in this post, I am retaining the original credits for this everlasting song.

And yes, once again, celebrating the anniversaries of the two of the greatest song-music creators in the Indian film industry. “Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke. . .” – goodness, what a fantastic tagline.

Song – Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, Hum Se Kuchh Na Boliye  (Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin) (1991) Singers – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
hum hain raahi pyaar ke
hamse kuchh na boliye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
dard bhi hamen qubool
chain bhi hamen qubool
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
hamne har tarah ke phool
haar mein piro liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye
hum usi ke ho liye
jo bhi pyaar se milaa
hum usi ke ho liye

dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
dhoop thi naseeb mein
to dhoop mein liyaa hai dam
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein so liye
chaandni mili to hum
chaandni mein . . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
हम हैं राही प्यार के
हमसे कुछ न बोलिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
दर्द भी हमें कुबूल
चैन भी हमें कुबूल
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
हमने हर तरह के फूल
हार में पिरो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए
हम उसी के हो लिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला
हम उसी के हो लिए

धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
धूप थी नसीब में
तो धूप में लिया है दम
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में सो लिए
चाँदनी मिली तो हम
चाँदनी में ॰ ॰ ॰


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.

My affair with Sadhna started very tiny. The film was ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ (1969) and the song was “Sainyaan Le Gayi Jeeya Teri Pehli Nazar”. That image of a beautiful Kashmiri village belle, with that charming and becoming smile captured my mind and my heart. She was being blackmailed by Sanjay to sing a song for him, using her recorded voice in a tape recorder, which he threatened to make public. So in a manner of speaking, the song was of the ‘Dance Under Duress’ category. 🙂 She is somewhat letting it on that her song and dance is a make believe effort. But then Hindi films are Hindi films. And a tiny pre-teen mind is quite inexperienced in these matters; and quite easily enamored by that charming smile, and the gestures of endearment, howsoever artificial they may have been.

In the same year (1969), I also got to see ‘Inteqaam’. The storyline therein is a make believe endeavor to deceive a rich man and his son, and so I was not impressed with her presence and her beauty as much. ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ would be the compass bearing for me for some time, till I got into my next crush. 🙂

Remembering Sadhna on the anniversary of her birth today – 2nd September.

It would be much later that I would realize that I had actually seen her much earlier in ‘Parakh’ (1960), which I had watched on TV. Actually, it would be many years after that TV viewing that I correctly identified the leading lady as Sadhna. For many years at a stretch, I used to believe that Nutan was the heroine in ‘Parakh’. Many years later when this error was set right in my mind, I went back to see this film once again, to make sure that I had finally identified her correctly in that film.

Later on, the mind got to see her other earlier films on the rewind –  ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Aarzoo’ (1965), ‘Love In Simla’ (1960), ‘Ek Musafir Ek Haseena’ and ‘Asli Naqli’ (1962), ‘Rajkumar’ (1964), and the quintessential ‘Mere Mehboob’ of 1963. This is the listing of films that I got to see earlier; of course the other films like ‘Prem Patra’ (1962), ‘Man Mauji’ (1962), ‘Wo Kaun THi’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Mera Saaya’ (1966), ‘Dulha Dulhan’ (1964) also followed, albeit later. The ‘Ek Phool Do Mali’ effect was repeated when I got to see ‘Mere Mehboob’. That scene of the first encounter between Husna (Sadhna) and Anwar (Rajendra Kumar) is one of the most unforgettable cinema moments in my mind. All the un-uttered emotions that were spoken just through the eyes, the only part of the face that is partially visible from within the burqa (veil covering the face), emphatically conveyed much more than any words.

Born this day in 1941, Sadhna would have been 78 today. She was born in Karachi, into a Sindhi family. When the partition happened in 1947, the Shivdasani family moved to Bombay. As she has stated in her interviews, she was interested in dramatics right from childhood, and used to participate in school plays. Her uncle (father’s real brother) Hari Shivdasani, was already an established actor in Bombay. Hari had started his career appearing in films, from 1934 – his first film being ‘Dharam Ki Devi’ (1935). So when Sadhna and her family moved to Bombay, she already had a mentor and a significant link into the film industry.

She was just fourteen, when this filmland connection, got her a bit appearance as one of the chorus dancing girls in the 1955 film ‘Shri 420’. Hari Shivdasani himself had a significant role in the film, as one of the coterie of crooked businessmen. The song is the iconinc “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh. . .”. Sadhna is one of the chorus dancers, quite easily identifiable, at least in the first half of the song. Hari Shivdasani is himself present in the group of guests at this party. [Note: Another very notable presence in this song is that of Jaikishan, the music director.] There is anecdotal material which says that Raj Kapoor was somewhat offended with Sadhna, on issues relating to hair style and make up etc., and that Sadhna did not complete the shooting of this song.

During her first year at college, producer director TN Bihari approached her for a secondary role in a Sindhi film ‘Abaana’, released in 1958. Sadhna played the role of the younger sister of the heroine, role played by Sheila Ramani. Star struck as she was, the teenaged Sadhna requested Sheila for her autograph when they first met for shooting. Giving her the autograph, Sheila commented that one day will come when she (Sheila) would be taking autograph from Sadhna – a prophecy that realized itself shortly thereafter.

Things moved fast after this. Sadhna photo appeared in ‘Screen’. The photo came to the notice of Shashadhar Mukhrjee, who invited Sadhna to join the School of Acting that he had established in Filmalya, his production studio. Sadhna joined. ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) was launched, with Nasir Husain as the director. S Mukherjee gave him the option to select a new heroine opposite Shammi Kapoor, and Nasir Husain picked Asha Parekh, also one of the students at the same school. Sadhna had to wait another year for her formal break into films. S Mukherjee announced ‘Love In Simla’ (1960) as the launch vehicle for his son Joy Mukherjee. The director, RK Nayyar, was also making his directorial debut with this film. Given the option by S Mukherjee, RK Nayyar picked Sadhna as the leading lady for the film. Her film career had now formally started.

For about a decade, her career was a rising graph, and her work was very much appreciated. She appeared along with practically all the big names of that era – Dev Aanand, Raj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Joy Mukherjee, Dharmendra, Biswajit, Sanjay, Kishore Kumar, Feroze Khan, Parikshit Sahni, and yes, Rajesh Khanna – one film they shared credits for – ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ (1972). About 30 films, in a career span of about 15 years, is the sum total of Sadhna’s body of work.

By the end of the decade of 1960s, Sadhna developed some recurring health problems and her films started getting delayed. 1974 saw the release of ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ and ‘Chhote Sarkar’. In 1975 came ‘Vandana’ and a much delayed ‘Amaanat’. After that, there is radio silence in her career, as she chose to stay away from films. Even earlier than that, HS Rawail opted for Vijayantimala for the leading lady in ‘Sunghursh’ (1968), after first considering Sadhna, and so did Pacchi, when he replaced Sadhna with Rajshri for ‘Around The World’ (1967).

Although Sadhna was the heroine of choice for ‘Love In Simla’, the director RK Nayyar (also her future husband), was quite openly unhappy with her looks. In his opinion, Sadhna’s forehead was wide enough to “. . . land a helicopter”. It was suggested that her hair style be changed. And after some research, the choice came to Audrey Hepburn’s hair style in films like ‘Sabrina’ (1954) and ‘Funny Face’ (1957). Audrey Hepburn sported a few locks of hair that were not brushed back, but were thrown forward so as to partially cover her forehead. The hairstyle was adopted, and yes, it became very popular in India, by the name ‘Sadhna Cut’.

Sadhna passed away in 2015, on 25th December.

Today’s song is solo performance on screen by Sadhna. The film is ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahin’ from 1970. The film is produced under the banner of Twinkle Star, Bombay, and is directed by Ramesh Sehgal. The cast of actors is listed as Sadhana, Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jagdeep, Nadira, Leela Mishra, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Meena, Madhumati, and Uday Chandrika.

There are 8 songs listed for this film, all from the pen of Anand Bakshi. The music is from the mind of SD Burman. Singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar.

The story is about two childhood friends, who fall in love with the same lady, who in turns, loves only one of them. The other person is not aware of this reality, and actually tries to get help from his friend to woo the lady. Hmm. . . reminds one of many films – especially ‘Sangam’ (1964). The story progresses on very predictable lines, with sacrifice at the end of the film, by the one who is earlier unaware of his friend’s love, and later regrets after coming to know the truth. However, it is the songs and the music of this film which are something great to write home about. Together, SD Burman and Anand Bakshi have collaborated in about a dozen films and majority of them have wonderful songs that have been hits.

This song is sort of an on stage performance by Sadhna. We can seen Dharmendra, Biswajeet, Abhi Bhattacharya and Nadira in the audience. Biswajeet, the unaware friend, thinks that this song is meant for him, and is quite happy. Dharmendra, who is aware of the triangle, and has been coaxed by Biswajeet to attend this performance, is quite visibly ill at ease during the performance.

I picked this song for the poignant and effective performance by Sadhna, for a song that is somewhat of a somber expression of serious love. The lyrics of this song are adapted from a traditional bhajan originally written by Sant Meerabai.

Lovely song, lovely rendition by a lovely Sadhna. Things can’t get much better than this for the tiny crush in my heart that still sustains.

Audio

Video

Song – Main To Tere Rang Raati (Ishq Par Zor Nahin) (1970) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mitwaa. . aa. . aaa. . aaaa. .
mere saathi

main to
tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aaa. . aaa. .
mitwaa. . aaa. . aaaaaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

raana ki
naa banoon main raani
main to hoon kaanha
teri deewani
le ja chupke se meri doli
doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
le ja chupke se meri doli
aa ja chhupke o humjoli
sang aaye
na aaye
baraati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
main meera
tu mera man meet
haan poorab janam
se hai hamri preet
kaise bichhde hamre naina
naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
mitwaa. .aaa. . re
kaise bichhde hamre naina
jab tak hai jeevan raina
sang jaley
sang bujhey
diya baati
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati
mere mitwaa. . aa. . aa. .
mitwa. . aaa. .
mere mitwaa
mere saathi
main tere rang raati
main tere rang raati

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मितवा॰ ॰ आs आss आsss
मेरे साथी

मैं तो
तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss आss
मितवा॰ ॰ आss आsssss
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

राणा की
ना बनूँ मैं रानी
मैं तो हूँ कान्हा
तेरी दीवानी
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
ले जा चुपके से मेरी डोली
आ जा छुपके ओ हमजोली
संग आए
ना आए
बाराती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति

मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
मैं मीरा
तू मेरा मनमीत
हाँ पूरब जनम
से है हमरी प्रीत
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
मितवा॰ ॰ आss रे
कैसे बिछड़े हमरे नैना
जब तक है जीवन रैना
संग जले
संग बुझे
दिया बाती
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मेरे मितवा
मेरे मितवा॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰ आss॰ ॰
मितवा॰ ॰ आsss
मेरे साथी
मैं तेरे रंग राति
मैं तेरे रंग राति


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 : 3727 Post No. : 14668

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा॰ ॰ ॰

There is always a freshness – a freshness as fresh as the cool early morning breeze. Pick up any film, and you will find this freshness wash all over you, as the music and the songs of that film play. Be it “Nadiya Kinaare Heraaye Aayi Kangna”, or “Naina Diwaane, Ik Nahin Maanen”, or “Thandi Hawaayen, Lehra Ke Aayen”, or “Ye Raat Ye Chandani Phir Kahaan”, or “Phaili Huyin Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen”, or “O Nigaahen Mastaana”, or “Mehfil Mein Aaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se”, or “Khoya Khoya Chaand”, or “Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukaar”, or “Haule-Haule Jiya Dole”, or “O Mere Bairaagi Bhanwra”, or “Megha Chhaaye Aadhi Raat”, or “Sun Ree Pawan, Pawan Purvaiya”, or “Sandhyaa Jo Aaye Mann Ud Jaaye”. . . the list seems to be endless.

Other authors have written about this; this and the daily routine of his morning walk – creating the rhythm with snapping of his fingers, and humming the melody softly in his breaths. That is where most of his masterpieces have come from – plucked out of the cool and fresh morning breeze during his morning walks. One can almost feel as if he saw the peacock when he contemplated on “Mann Mor Hua Matwaala. . .”. And one can feel the whiff of cold breeze in “Thandi Hawa Ka Shor Hai. . .” as the stanza lines of “Chupke Se Miley Pyaase Pyaase. . .”. Maybe it was an encounter with a dreamy eyed young lady that brought to life “Yaad Aa Gayin Wo Nasheeli Nigaahen. . .”. Or that the “Khoya Khoya Chaand. . .” melody came about on a day when the moon was still visible in the early morning gray skies. Conjectures all, but surely, the music came with the early morning breeze.

One also wonders where the eternity of melancholy came to him – “Pyaar Ne Kitne Sapne Dekhe. . .”, “Dukhi Mann Mere. . .”, “Bharam Teri Wafaaon Ka. . .”, “Badi Sooni Sooni Hai. . .”, “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The. . .”, “Jaayen To Jaayen Kahaan. . .”, “Saathi Na Koi Manzil. . .”, “1 . .”, “Tum Mujhse Door Chale Jaana Na. . .” – and many more. Maybe so, that these compositions simply cannot be believed to exist outside of Sachin Da’s regime.

Celebrating the anniversary of his birth today (1st October), I present this completely forgotten and unknown piece of music that is a very short song that plays when the credits of the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971) are rolling on the screen. Practically all the songs that Sachin Da has sung for the screen, have all been accounted for on our blog. But not this one.

The unmistakable folk flavor, that is Sachin Da’s favourite genre, is present predominantly in this music piece. As the prelude of this music plays on, one is struck by how the maestro has melded the music with the sounds of machinery and the hammering sound of the miner’s picks and axes. Really remarkable.

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा
दिल मेरा नाचे थिरक थिरक॰ ॰ ॰

ये किसने गीत छेड़ा

 

Song – Phulwa Mangaao Zara Angna Sajaao Gori (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – SD Burman, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD  Burman

Lyrics

hey ey..ey..ey
phulwa mangaao zara angna sajaao gori
bichhde balam ghar aayenge

ye ey..ey..ey
jiyaha ye doley jaise neem ki hi pori
bichhde balam ghar aayenge
bichhde balam ghar aayenge

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
फुलवा मंगाओ ज़रा अंगना सजाओ गोरी
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे

ये ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
जियाहा ये डोले जैसे नीम की ही पोरी
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे
बिछड़े बलम घर आएंगे


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 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 : 3727 Post No. : 14667

Hullo all in Atuldom

Saw a good clean movie with a straight forward story today. The story was almost as if inspired from the life of Valmiki.

Let me begin at the beginning. As I was writing my previous post on Hrishikesh Mukherjee I went through the filmography and saw that I had missed out seeing Sabse Bada Sukh; Arjun Pandit; Naukri; Achcha Bura; Naamumkin (of the 70s and 80s) and a few from the earlier decades. So, I decided since I have the time I shall see one today. But before that I was looking for songs where Sachin Dev Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri had collaborated and was also hoping that all the songs of this duo had not bee posted. And sure enough all the extremely popular albums – Paying Guest, Solva Saal, Lajwanti, Nau Do Gyarah, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi etc- that the two have worked together on have made their appearance on the blog. So that left me with the 70s to put under the search engine (because post 31st October 1975 SD Burman was not there). The 70s have given us a few gems from this duo- Phagun, Abhimaan, Sagina, Arjun Pandit etc. and on running through “the list of songs moviewise and checking up the status of these movies I found we have one song posted from Arjun Pandit, all songs of Abhimaan, Phagun (3 out of 6) Sagina (all songs posted). That left only Arjun Pandit for my use. Then I checked up number of songs in the movie and one out of three are posted.

Bingo! Here is the next song. I sat through the uploaded version of the movie on YouTube – the actual movie might have been longer as the YouTube version had only two songs, so maybe some parts of the movie too, may have got edited on the way to the cyberworld. Was impressed by the star cast. More positive feelings when I saw the introduction of Bindu in the movie. And the good feeling didn’t diminish through the movie. Nothing could go wrong with the movie- after all Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the director, dialogues were by Gulzar, central character was played by Sanjeev Kumar. The rest of the cast were also good actors, even debutant actress Srividya (from the South Indian film industry).

A small introduction to Srividya. She was born in 1953 to the Carnatic classical singer M L Vasanthakumari and Tamil film comedian Krishnamurthy. She made her acting debut at a very young age as the family had financial problems as her father had to stop acting due to some illness. She was successful in all the four South Indian language cinemas. She was also an expert classical vocalist and had done playback singing in a few south movies. Her filmography says she has worked in 5 Bollywood movies and that “Jaise Ko Taisa” was her first Hindi movie. But the title card of “Arjun Pandit” says introducing “Srividya”. {Need experts to clarify this}.

Today’s song shows Srividya getting ready to receive her friend and Saajan. Very simple sweet lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri and simple orchestration by SD Burman. Only two singers were used in the movie- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The Kishore Kumar song from this movie was posted on October 1, 2013 on the occasion of the lyricist and music director’s birthdate. {do we still have doubts about the birthdate of S D Burman as is mentioned by Bluefire in the comments to this posthttps://atulsongaday.me/2013/10/01/dil-mera-udaa-jaaye}

Oh, I just realized I have to explain about the Valmiki- inspiration angle to this movie. We have Sanjeev Kumar playing a henchman to the local Zamidaar (Rajan Haksar) who is dreaded by everyone in the village including his own daughter. Enter Ashok Kumar, as the doctor in the local village health centre and also a friend of the zamindar. His calm and loving nature inspires Sanjeev Kumar (Arjun Sardaar) to turn a new leaf, educate himself and make his daughter be comfortable when he is around. He goes on from being an illiterate strongman to a compassionate compounder to the doctor and finally also ends up looking after the family of the doctor as a responsible elder and family member would. So that then is the Valmiki part.

Audio

Video

Song – Bolo Preetam, Kya Boli Thee Main Aage Re (Arjun Pandit) (1976) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ho oo ooo
oo oo ooo
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam

oo ooo
oooooooo
ooo oooo ooo

kahin  bhi rooth ke jaaoge jaaoge
yahin pe laut ke aaoge aaoge
kahin bhi rooth ke jaaoge jaaoge
yahin pe laut ke aaoge aaoge
aaye na karke bahana piya
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam

dekho na saans ulajh gayi na gayi na
agan si sulag gayi na gayi na
dekho na saans ulajh gayi na gayi na
agan si sulag gayi na gayi na
kahe ko garva se lipta liya
bolo preetam
bolo preetam
kya boli thi main aage re
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam kya boli thi main
bolo preetam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो ओ ओs
ओ ओ ओs
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम

ओ ओs
ओsssssss
ओs ओsss ओs

कहीं भी रूठ के जाओगे जाओगे
यहीं पे लौट के आओगे आओगे
कहीं भी रूठ के जाओगे जाओगे
यहीं पे लौट के आओगे आओगे
आए ना कर के बहाना पिया
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम

देखो ना सांस उलझ गई ना गई ना
अगन से सुलग गई ना गई ना
देखो ना सांस उलझ गई ना गई ना
अगन से सुलग गई ना गई ना
काहे को गरवा से लिपटा लिया
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
बोलो प्रीतम क्या बोली थी मैं
क्या बोली थी मैं आगे रे
बोलो प्रीतम


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

Blog Day : 3727 Post No. : 14666

Today, October 1st is the birth anniversary of two iconic personalities of Hindi film music. Both started their career in Hindi film industry in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1946 – one as a music director and the other as a lyricist. Yes, it is Sachin Dev Burman’s 112th birth anniversary and Majrooh Sultanpuri’s 99th birth anniversary. Both have been my favourites amongst the music directors and lyricists of the golden era of Hindi film music. Both seem to have been made for each other. SD Burman was one of the earliest pioneers in introducing the concept of ‘tune first lyrics later’ in Hindi film music while Majrooh Sultanpuri was master in writing lyrics to the tune.

I found both of them to be non-conformists in their respective fields.  SD Burman’s compositions did not leave trails to identify them as SD Burman type of music. In my younger days, it was not easy for me to identify the songs composed by SD Burman. Had I not known in advance, I would have difficulties in knowing that songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951), ’Pyaasa’ (1957) and  ‘Nau Do Gyarah’ (1957) were composed by the same music director. Majrooh Sultanpuri on the other hand wrote lyrics of varied moods and of all genres with ease. Another common factor between these two stalwarts was that both were called as ‘old man with young heart’. If SD Burman could composed Roop Tera Mastaana at the age of 64, Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote lyrics for Raat Shabnami Bheegi Chaandni at the age of 77.

Despite both SD Burman and Majrooh Sultanpuri starting their filmy career in 1946, it took about 11 years for both of them to work together in Navketan’s  ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), though the other collaboration, ‘Paying Guest’ (1957) was released first. The main reason was that SD Burman was already working with Sahir Ludhianvi since 1951. It was only when SD Burman stopped engaging Sahir after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) that he found Majrooh Sultanpuri as a suitable lyricist partner. From 1957 till SD Burman’s death in October 1975, both of them worked together in 20 films composing 137 songs.

I have already written about Majrooh Sultanpuri last year while covering the song Nanha Mora Doley Mori Anganiaa. So in this article, I propose to discuss only the musical career of SD Burman.

Sachin Da (1/10/1906 – 31/10/1975) was born in Comilla, a part of Tripura at that time (now in Bangladesh). He belonged to Tripura’s royal family in which his father, Nabadwip Chandra Dev Burman, was the next in line to Tripura Royalty. However, due to some palace machinations, Nabadwip Burman was denied his right as the next king of Tripura because of which he along with his family shifted to Comilla. SD Burman’s childhood years in Comilla became his training ground for music as he became enthralled by the folk music of what was then known as East Bengal.

After graduation from a Comilla college, SD Burman enrolled for Master’s degree in English in the University of Calcutta in 1924. However, he soon gave up his studies to become the disciple of Krishna Chandra Dey (KC Dey). Later, he continued his musical training under Ustad Badal Khan and Pandit Bhishamdev Chatopadhyay.  The royal family of Tripura were the connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. They resented SD Burman’s indulgence in singing and recording folk songs for earning as it was below dignity for a royal member of family to earn from the music. They also felt that folk songs were not meant for royalty as they were sung by the lower strata of the society. Because of this, SD Burman did not get the traditional royal welcome when he visited Agrtala after his marriage with Meera in 1938.

In 1932, SD Burman left Tripura for Calcutta (Kolkata) for pursuing his interest in music. In the same year, he approached HMV for his first recording of a non-filmy Bengali song. However, he failed in the audition test. Luckily for him, Hindustan Musical Products (Hindustan Records) offered to record his first gramophone song. The song became a major success for Hindustan Records. During 1932-1946, SD Burman recorded over 100 non-films, mostly Bengali and some filmy Bengali songs most of which became commercially successful.

Despite success as a singer in non-film songs, SD Burman had to face disappointment in 1933 when a song sung by him in the film ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) was deleted and was recorded afresh in the voice of Pahadi Sanyal due to the internal politics of New Theatre. In 1935, SD Burman got an opportunity to do a minor role of a beggar in Madhu Bose’s film ‘Selima’ (1935) in which he was to sing a song. At first, SD Burman refused telling that he would be ostracised from the Tripura royal family if they came to know that he was working in a film. However, Madhu Bose assured him that no one would recognise him in his make-up of a beggar with beard and moustache. So this became SD Burman’s first film song as an actor-singer.

Sometime in 1942, SD Burman got an offer from Chandulal Shah to join Ranjit Movietone as music director. The offer was declined as he did not relish the idea of leaving Kolkata. In the next two years, he found that he was not able  to get enough opportunity to compose music for Bangla films as all important banners had their own music directors in their pay rolls. These music directors would offer him to sing as a playback singer which he would not agree as his wish was to become a music director. At this juncture, he took a decision that he would not sing for any other music directors and he would sing his own compositions for films not as a playback singer but as background singer. He maintained that stand consistently after he became a part of the Bombay (Mumbai) film industry in 1946.

In early 1940s, Bengal was reeling under the worst famine. The film industry was adversely affected. There was an exodus from Kolkata to Mumbai film industry for a different reason. SD Burman knew that despite his liking for Kolkata, he had to move to Mumbai to be able to achieve his dream of becoming a music director. In October 1944, SD Burman along with his family landed in Mumbai on the invitation from Rai Bahadur Chunnilal and Sashadhar Mukherjee who had formed Filmistan with Ashok Kumar, Gyan Mukherjee and other technicians, a breakaway group from Bombay Talkies.  Burman joined Filmistan as music director.

In Mumbai, SD Burman’s greatest handicap was his inability to fully understand Hindi, leave aside Urdu.  This handicap willy-nilly made him the pioneering in ‘tune first lyrics later’ concept in Hindi film song compositions. It is said that in his first two films with Filmistan, C Ramchandra helped SD Burman in music arrangements. I guess, as a newcomer, it was difficult for him to arrange musicians and communicate with them.

His first film as a music director was ‘Shikaari’ (1946) followed by ‘Aath Din’ (1946), both produced under the banner of Filmistan.  The music of ‘Shikari’ (1946) did not create much interest in the common public though studio hands appreciated newness in his music compositions. However, songs of ‘Aath Din’ (1946) especially two songs sung by SD Burman and Pehle Na Samjhaa Pyaar Tha by Ameerbai Karnataki became popular and made him a different class of music director well-versed with the then East Bengal folk music.

SD Burman was not satisfied with his music in these two films as he did not find anyone in the streets singing his songs. On the contrary, he found his servant always humming the songs from ‘Rattan’ (1944). He felt that unless his songs became popular on the streets, his presence as a music director would never be felt in Bombay film industry.

In the meanwhile, Sashadhar Mukherjee allowed him to take up the music direction in the films outside Filmistan. In 1947, he did two films outside Filmistan – ‘Chitor Vijay’ (1947) and ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) both having Raj Kapoor and Madhubala as lead pairs. Neither the films fared well on the box office front nor did the songs become popular. The only point of interest in ‘Dil Ki Rani’ (1947) was that SD Burman made Raj Kapoor to sing in his own voice a song, O Duniya Ke Rehne Waalo Bolo Kahaan Gaya Chitchor.

Filmistan entrusted SD Burman with the music direction of ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Sashadhar Mukherjee was a hard task master who rarely got satisfied with the tunes SD Burman composed for this film. Fed up with the constant rejections of tunes by Sashadhar Mukherjee, one day, SD Burman decided to have a show down with his boss. Probably after that he would think of leaving Filmistan and go back to Kolkata. To his surprise, Sashadhar Mukherjee at once approved the first tune he played on the harmonium and asked him record the song at the earliest. The song was Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya sung by Geeta Roy (later Dutt). This song made Geeta Roy a star playback singer overnight. The film was a box office success. For the first time, SD Burman heard his servant humming this song which made him very happy. In 1948, he composed songs from ‘Vidya’ (1948). It was his first film with Dev Anand and Suraiya. The film did not fare well on the box office but one song  Laayi Khushi Ki Duniya, picturised on Dev Anand and Suraiya, became very popular.

Filmistan’s ‘Shabnam’ (1949) can be regarded as SD Burman’s first real successful film as a music director as all the songs of the films became very popular. For SD Burman, it was one of his most satisfying period of his musical career as he found the songs of ‘Shabnam’ being heard on the street quite often. He even heard the labourers at Bandra Railway Station, singing one of the songs from this film in tandem with their track maintenance work.

In 1950s, SD Burman did not have much success as a music director. ‘Afsar’ (1950) was his first film for Navketan – a film production company started by Chetan Anand and Dev Anand. The film did not fare well at the box office although two songs – Naina Deewaane Ek Nahin Maane and Man Mor Huaa Matwaala became popular. ‘Pyaar’ (1950) also did not have a great run. SD Burman was now depressed that even after 5 years of his stint as a music director in Bombay film industry, he has not established himself as a successful music director. With this thought in mind, he decided to leave Mumbai and return to Kolkata.

At that time, Ashok Kumar was reviving Bombay Talkies by producing ‘Mashaal’ (1950) for which SD Burman was entrusted with the music direction. His leaving at a crucial juncture would have affected the film. After much persuasion by Ashok Kumar, SD Burman stayed back to complete the music direction of the film with a condition that after the completion of his work, he would return to Kolkata.

It so happened that ‘Mashaal’ (1950) became a box office hit film. Almost all the songs of the film became very popular. But it was Manna Dey’s song,  Upar Gagan Vishaal which drew attention of the common folk. With this song, Manna Dey seemed have announced that he had, at last, arrived in the world of Hindi film music. Manna Dey had worked as an Assistant Music Director for SD Burman but he got his first chance to sing under his baton only in ‘Mashaal’ (1950).

With the success of ‘Mashaal’ (1950), producers lined up for signing SD Burman for their films which included ‘Bahaar’ (1951), ‘Buzdil’ (1951), ‘Ek Nazar’ (1951), ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) and ‘Sazaa’ (1951). All these films had very popular songs some of which are still remembered today like Sainya Dil Mein Aana Re, Jhan Jhan Jhan Jhan Paayal Baaje, Thandi Hawaayen Lehra Ke Aayen and Tum Na Jaane Kis Jahaan Mein Kho Gaye.

But one film SD Burman  did in 1951 gave a tremendous boost to his career as a music director – it was Navketan’s ‘Baazi’ (1951). It was Guru Dutt’s first directorial venture. SD Burman’s musical treatment in this film was quite a contrast to what he had so far churned out. There were no Bengali traces in the songs. Instead, he predominantly used western and Punjabi beats. In fact, he turned Sahir Ludhinavi’s philosophical ghazal, Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer Banaa Le  into a seductive club song. All the songs of ‘Baazi’ (1951) became super hits. The success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) made SD Burman almost a permanent fixture with Navketan Banner until ‘Chhupa Rustom’ (1973). By now, he had dropped the idea of shifting to Kolkata.

The musical success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) created a successful pair of Sahir Ludhianvi and SD Burman. During 1951-57, both of them created 138 songs in 18 films. Unfortunately, due to clash of egos, they did not work together after ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

I will not go into further details of his successful films as they are in large numbers. But there are a few films which I consider as classic insofar as SD Burman’s music is concerned. They are ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Paying Guest’ (1957), ‘Kaala Paani’ (1958), ‘Sujata’ (1959), ‘Kaala Baazar’ (1960), ‘Bandini’ (1963) ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969), ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970), ‘Sharmilee’ (1971), ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971), and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973). But within these films, there were high points in SD Burman’s musical career – ‘Baazi’ (1951), ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Aradhana’ (1969) and ‘Abhimaan’ (1973).

During 1946 until his death in October 31, 1975 SD Burman composed music for 90 films (including one unreleased film) comprising 673 songs (666 songs if I exclude 7 songs from the unreleased film). This gives an annual average of 3 films. According to those who had closely worked with SD Burman, he would consider him to be ‘busy’ if he had two films on hand. He considered himself ‘very busy’ if he had 3 films on hand. He would not take any more musical assignments until he completed one of the three films on hand. So the annual average of 3 films are within the parameter he set for himself.

It was during the recording the song, Badi Sooni Sooni Hai Zindagi Ye Zindagi  from ‘Mili’ (1975) that SD Burman got paralytic attack and was shifted to Bombay Hospital. Later, RD Burman completed the recording of the song. What an irony! When Kishore Kumar was singing this song for recording, his mentor was in the hospital in deep coma. SD Burman remained in coma for the next 5 months until his end came on October 31, 1975.

Since the article has already become very lengthy, I propose to write a second part of the article covering some other aspects of SD Burman’s Hindi film music on his Remembrance Day on October 31, 2018. There are hundreds of anecdotes in the life of SD Burman – some known and some unknown to me – which makes his musical journey very interesting. While Gulzar called him ‘Prince of Music’, Pandit Hari Prasad Charasia referred him as ‘Sangeet Sant’ (Saint of Music). Kersi Lord, who worked with SD Burman as a drummer and later as an accordionist for a very long time, called him ‘an old man with a young heart’ insofar as his music was concerned. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, the santoor player called SD Burman as a wonderful person with child-like innocence.

I will end this article with a statement that SD Burman was a music director who remained at the zenith of his musical career in Hindi film industry since the success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) until his death on October 31, 1975. Even 5 year hiatus with Lata Mangeshkar (1957-62) did not affect his musical career. Some of the films for which SD Burman composed music may have failed at the box office but his music did not fail.

On the occasion of 112th birth anniversary of SD Burman and 99th birth anniversary of Majrooh Sultanpuri, I present one of their creations from ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958). The film was produced by VL Narasu, a coffee plantation magnate from the South India. The film starred Ashok Kumar, Vyjayantimala, Jagdish Sethi, Johny Walker, Shammi, Iftekhar, Raja Sulochana, Leela Mishra, Manmohan Krishna etc.

The film seems to have jinxed from the very beginning. Gyan Mukherjee was originally assigned to direct the film. He had even completed musical sitting with SD Burman. The film went into shooting floor in 1956. However, Gyan Mukherjee fell ill and was diagnosed with brain tumour. He was also afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. He passed away in November 1956. Ashok Kumar had to rope in Satyen Bose to direct the film (As revealed by late Sachin Bhowmick and quoted in ‘SD Burman – The Prince Musician’ – Anirudh Bhattacharjee & Balaji Vittal (2018).

During the making of the film, SD Burman got into tiff with Lata Mangeshkar on the issue of re-recording of the song, Sainya Kaise Dhaaroon Dheer as he wished to record the song afresh with some changes in the tune. Since Lata was leaving for a foreign trip, she could not give him the date, nor she could commit to give a priority date on her return from the trip. This enraged SD Burman to such an extent that he stopped engaging Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer for the next 5 years. He got the above-mentioned song recorded in the voice of Asha Bhonsle. But she could not render the song the way S D Burman wanted. So he retained the originally recorded Lata version for the film. The remaining songs which were to be sung by Lata in the films were rendered by Asha Bhonsle (3) and Geeta Dutt (1).

After about 8 years from this incidence, SD Burman got his original wish fulfilled. Lata Mangeshkar recorded a song based on the tune of the song referred to above. The result was the culmination of a new song for the film ‘Guide’ (1965). The song was Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye Dekho Sainya Beimaan. Incidentally, as I checked from the credit titles, Hiralal was one of the choreographers for both ‘Sitaaron Se Aage’ (1958) and ‘Guide’ (1965).

‘Sitaaron se Aage’ (1958) got delayed and finally released sometime in early 1958. The film was a musical extravaganza with Vyjayantimala performing a number of semi-classical dances in the film. A feature of the songs in this film was that  SD Burman used Western scores in a couple of songs like Chanda Ki Chaandni Ka Jaadoo and Mehfil Mein Aaaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se that sounded like waltz music.

So far 7 songs (out of 9 including one multiple version song) from this film have been covered in the Blog. I present the 8th song – ‘Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song was written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and picturised on Vyjayantimala as a dance song. The song is not only melodious but rhythmic as well.

[Author’s Note: Some of the information on SD Burman’s early life and early musical career has been sourced from ‘SD Burman – The World of His Music’ by Khagesh Dev Burman (translated from Bengali by SK Ray Chaudhuri), 2013.]

(Video)

(Audio)

Song – Aa Khilte Hain Gul, O Mere Bulbul (Sitaaron Se Aage) (1958) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanopuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
o mere bulbul
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hai gul
ho oo mere bulbul
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
mil jaa gale
kahin ye milan ki 
rut na dhale
 
o o o o
o o o o o 
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
o
wohi teri raahen
wohi meri aahen
wohi main hoon
wohi dil mera
wohi teri baaten
wohi meri raaten
wohi rang e mehfil mera
rah ke juda
dil na dukha
aa bhi jaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
o jiyara jaley
piya kabhi apne
din thhe bhale
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa

o o o o
o o o
raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
o raah teri takta
gham se sulagta
chaand bechaara kahaan gaya
tu hi nahi aaya
dhal gaya saaya
yahaan ka taara wahaan gaya
raat dhali
jhoom chali
phir hawaa aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o mere bulbul
tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
ho tum na miley
khadi khadi jaloon piya
chanda taley
rut hai jawaan
tu hai kahaan
dilruba aa aa aaa
aa khilten hain gul
o o mere bulbul. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
हो ओ मेरे बुलबुल
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले
मिल जा गले
कहीं ये मिलन की
रुत ना ढले

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा

वही तेरी राहें
वही मेरी आहें
वही मैं हूँ
वही दिल मेरा
वही तेरी बातें
वही तेरी रातें
वही रंग ए महफिल मेरा
रह के जुदा
दिल ना दुखा
आ भी जा आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
जियरा जले
पिया कभी अपने
दिन थे भले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आss
आ आ आ आ

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
ओ राह तेरी ताकता
ग़म ये सुलगता
चाँद बेचारा कहाँ गया
तू ही नहीं आया
ढाल गया साया
यहाँ का तारा वहाँ गया
रात ढली
झूम चली
फिर हवा आ॰॰आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ मेरे बुलबुल
तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
हो तुम ना मिले
खड़ी खड़ी जलूँ पिया
चंदा तले
रुत है जवां
तू है कहाँ
दिलरुबा आ आ॰॰आs
आ खिलते हैं गुल
ओ ओ मेरे बुलबुल॰ ॰ ॰


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 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 : 3485 Post No. : 13998

 

Piya Tune Kya Kiya Re, Tere Bin Laage Na Jiya” – this post in 2008 by Atul ji inspired me to sit through an otherwise serious (read boring) movie. In the post Atul ji had written 3 postscripts each after different stages of movie watching and getting more gyaan about the movie. There is nothing more to add about the movie if one reads that particular post.

We just have one more song left of this movie – the song which Deb Mukherjee sings in the voice of Kishore Kumar and Farida Jalal in Lata’s voice. The song comes close to the climax as Deb Mukherjee bids farewell to the doctor, nurses, ward boys (through the movie I didn’t see a single nurse or ward boy; they appear for this song), compounder and the other patients of the hospital. The song is supposed to inspire the patients that they will also recover from their illnesses. The patients have been depressed after Ashok Kumar dies in the hospital – not the doctor’s fault mind you, he didn’t obey the doctor.

The song also expresses Waheeda’s and Sunil Dutt’s feelings towards each other as they can’t sing and dance themselves. She is a widow and the mother of a child, who is being treated by the doctor (Sunil Dutt). Here I will also add that they were in love before Waheeda’s chacha (Gajanan Jagirdar) and chachi (Shyama) objected to their marriage as they belong to different castes. Waheeda gets married to some railway engineer; whose face is never shown and who dies in a freak railway accident.

The film is directed by Tapan Sinha for John Pictures, Bombay. The film has seven songs, all penned by Anand Bakshi. The music is given by SD Burman. The earlier posted songs of this film are,

 

Zindagi Ae Zindagi Tere Hain Do Roop 45 29-Aug-08
Piya Toone Kya Kiyaa 47 30-Aug-08
Mera Sab Kuchh Mere Geet Re 6131 25-Jun-12
Toone Hamen Kya Diyaa Ree Zindagi 12301 4-Aug-16
Teri Meri Meri Teri Zaat Kyaa Hai 13311 6-Jun-17
Kaun Sachcha Hai Kaun Jhoothha Hai 13992 30-Jan-2018

 

This is the ideal song to announce the Yippeee status of this film. ‘Zindagi Zindagi’ now joins the tribe of movies on our blog that has all its songs represented here.

Audio

Video

Song – Khush Raho Saathiyo Tumhen Chhod Kar Hum Chale (Zindagi Zindagi) (1972) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – SD Burman
Kishore Kumar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

khush raho saathiyo

khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
mujhe tere dukh ne saiyaan kitna rulaaya hai
mujhe tere prem ne gori maut se bachaaya hai
behte behte magar ye aaj aansoo tham chale
haaye
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
tumhein hum nahin bhoolenge hamein tum bhulaana na
milenge kabhi asha ke deepak bujhaana na
hanste hanste tumhari ankhen kar ke nam chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale

aaaa
aaaaa
gayi re judaai aayi prem ki ratiaan
gayi re judaai
gayi re
gayi re judai aayi prem ki ratiaan
kisi aur ke mukhde pe thehre na akhiyaan
tere mukh pe saanwariya mere naina jam chale
he
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
hamen chhod ke gham  chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
khush raho saathiyo
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
tumhen chhod ke hum chale
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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खुश रहो साथियो

खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
मुझे तेरे दुख ने सैंय्यां कितना रुलाया है
मुझे तेरे प्रेम ने गोरी मौत से बचाया है
बहते बहते मगर ये आज आँसू थम चले
हाए
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
तुम्हें हम नहीं भूलेंगे
हमें तुम भुलाना ना
मिलेंगे कभी आशा के दीपक बुझाना ना
हँसते हँसते तुम्हारी आँखें करके नम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले

आ॰॰॰
आ॰॰॰
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
गई रे जुदाई
गई रे
गई रे जुदाई आई प्रेम की रतियाँ
किसी और के मुखड़े पे ठहरे ना अखियाँ
तेरे मुख पे साँवरिया मेरे नैना जम चले
हे
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
हमें छोड़ के ग़म चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
खुश रहो साथियो
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले
तुम्हें छोड़ के हम चले


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 : 3475 Post No. : 13960

“मैं लेखक हूँ, लेखक”।

The year – 1956. The film – that zany, crazy, fun and pathos filled runaway hit titled ‘Funtoosh’. Remembered today for a fantastic portfolio of songs. And a very sensitive and effective performance by Dev Anand.

The film has a noisy opening inside a mental asylum. Dev Anand, one of the inmates, is being released to the outside world. He knows himself, as do others, only as ‘funtoosh’. Apparently he has endeared everyone in that blessed place, for when he leaves, everyone offers him a gift, piling him and his pockets with trinkets, small tokens, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, garlands, rings and what not. From a world that is upside down compared to the outside, ‘funtoosh’ makes a grand exit on a tricycle, smoking a pipe.

Of course his level of awareness and understanding does not include the fact that the outside world is very much the ‘downside up’ version of the world inside the asylum. With inherent goodness and simplicity of a person sans memories, it does not take long for the world outside and its people, to relieve him of all those gifts. Folks will dearly remember the song “Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa”, that is presented during this sequence of events.

In a matter of a few hours, and about 15 minutes into the film, ‘funtoosh’ is bereft of all his possessions, the gifts that were given to him by his friends from another ‘home’ that he had to leave. Evening is descending, and so is his mood – crestfallen. Dejected and doleful, he is sitting on the steps outside an Irani type restaurant, with a pen in his hand, his last worldly possession other than the clothes on his back. He is contemplating to write a letter to his friends back in the asylum, and he is visibly struggling to put down any words.

A bespectacled young man, carrying a couple of books under his arm, and lighting a cigarette, comes out of the restaurant, and pauses next to ‘funtoosh’, watching him trying to articulate something to write. He notices that ‘funtoosh’ has a postal envelop, but he does not have a piece of paper. He draws out a plain sheet from the notebooks he is carrying, and hands over to ‘funtoosh’.

‘funtoosh’ begins writing – “मेरे प्यारे दोस्तो”, (my dear friends) then pauses for a few seconds, then he draws a large question mark on the paper and signs it with a flourish – ‘funtoosh’. The bespectacled young man asks, “बस?” (that’s all?). ‘funtoosh’ replies – “इतना ही काफी है। ज़िंदगी के दो हिस्से होते हैं, एक सवाल, दूसरा जवाब। मैंने सवाल लिख दिया है, वो जवाब लिखेंगे” (I have written the question, they will write an answer).

Immediately the young man opens his notebook again, and starts to note down this philosophical gem. ‘funtoosh’ asks him why is he noting this down. The young man replies – “काम आएगा। मैं लेखक हूं, लेखक” (it will come handy, I am a writer). ‘funtoosh’ asks him so what does he write. The young man say – stories, about people like you. ‘funtoosh’ asks him whether he will write a story about him – ‘funtoosh’. The young man says – yes, why not. ‘funtoosh’, apparently is so moved by this interest and attention on part of the young man, he caps the pen in his hand, and forces it into the shirt pocket of the young man, saying that if he writes about him, then he should write using this pen.

And with that, it is the last of his worldly possession that ‘funtosh’ gives away to this young man.

The name if this young man does not appear anywhere in the credits, not even as a guest artist. At 22 years of age, this, in all probabilities, is Vijay Anand’s very first screen appearance. Not that his name has not appeared in credits before. Two years earlier, in 1954, when ‘Taxi Driver’, another Navketan hit was released, his name was introduced to the viewing public for the first time, in the role of the story and dialogue writer. But in this film, where he makes his first appearance on screen, his presence is not officially acknowledged anywhere.

Remembering Goldie – Vijay Anand – on the 84th anniversary of his birth today – 22nd January. A multi-faceted artist who has been an actor, producer, director, story and dialogue writer, film editor, and even sound editor.

In a manner of speaking, maybe a personal trait for keeping a low profile. For as we see his career develop, we find him making such cameo appearances in his films, completely unannounced. Folks will recall that Alfred Hitchcock used this device to make a fleeting appearance in his own films, and the viewers started to look forward to his films for, amongst other cinematic interests, to locate where does he make his signature cameo appearance.

Same with Vijay Anand – he also makes cameo appearances in his films. And he made another refinement on top of the Hitchcock-ian style of making a physical appearance. In place of making a physical appearance, he would lend his voice to a bit artist in a stray one-off dialogue, where one would least expect him to be. In the song “Pyaar Ka Raag Suno. . .” (‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ – 1963), he is one of folks that Dev Anand and Nutan encounter, as they are serenading in the staircase of Qutab Minar. And then, in film ‘Guide’ (1965), his voice is heard midway through the film, as an absolute non-entity is enquiring about Raju Guide from the attendant at the book stall on the Udaipur railway station platform. I had at one time prepared a brief list of such appearances, but I am not able to locate it right at this moment. I will update this para, as soon as I am able to locate it or re-gather that info.

When we talk of great artists and their creations, we generally wonder – why is it that they did not produce more. Yes, some artists are very prolific. But then, we must also realize that most works of art, especially cinema, takes a fair amount of time to complete one creation. Yes, Vijay Anand’s career seems to be less prolific in comparison. It seems to have its stop and start times. In 1954, he is scripting ‘Taxi Driver’. In 1955, his name appears in the star cast of the film ‘Joru Ka Bhai’, a comedy film made by Chetan Anand, his elder brother. In 1956, he is makes a cameo in ‘Funtoosh’. In 1957, he makes his debut appearance in a lead role – as the hero opposite to Shakila in the film ‘Agra Road’. 1957 also sees the release of ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’, his debut directorial venture. Hmmm. . . quite a watershed year for his career, making debut both as a lead actor and a director in the same year.

Then, a gap of couple of years and we see all the three Anand brother appear together in the 1960 social hit film ‘Kaala Bazaar’. Vijay Anand plays the first love interest of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone to France for higher studies, and returns to India during the second half of the film, when an uncertain relationship is developing between Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. And yes, he is also the director of this film.

Next we hear about him in 1963 – as the director of the film ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’. In between, there is  unconfirmed statements that he also was the shadow director of the film ‘Hum Dono’ in 1961.

1964 sees the release of Chetan Anand’s ‘Haqeeqat’ – he makes appearance as one of the soldiers in the army unit that is on the China border, and gets trapped in the winter snow as weather turns belligerent. He is present in the qawwali – “Ho Ke Majboor Mujhe Us Ne Bhulaaya Hoga”.

Come 1965, and we see the zenith of his creative career. Navketan’s ‘Guide’ is released, to a critical acclaim that predicts this film to be the best film Hindi cinema has produced. The prediction stands true today – more than fifty years later. The original author of the story, RK Narayan, was not too happy with the outcome, wherein Dev and Vijay had made some significant modifications to the original storyline. But the outcome of the final product says everything. The film is a grand tour of the human life, of the transformation of a soul from an expert guide, to a conman, to a sinner, and then on to a realization that takes the soul to horizons that are way beyond the mundane existence of this world, this life. The film remains to be seen yet once again, no matter how many times one has seen it. And the one man behind it – Vijay Anand. The performance he extracted from Dev Anand, is a remarkable achievement that even Dev was never able to replicate in his entire career.

And the songs of ‘Guide’ – each one of them deserves to be dealt with in separate individual write ups. The visualization and cinematography of “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” can simply not be bettered. The top shot of the lead pair in the rear of truck full of hay, or the low angle tracking shot of Waheeda Rehman’s feet as she is walking on the walls of the fort. Or the superb capture of the sunset ambience in “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” – a song that was completed in an unbelievable 4 shots. When I read this and then went back to review the video of this song again, it is now even a more staggering experience with this knowledge – just 4 shots. And more than just the songs – that have been viewed and viewed and viewed again and again, and written about and discussed and critiqued to no end – I would like to draw the attention of the readers to another musical piece, which keeps to just being short of a full fledged song. The snake dance in the village of snake charmers. The visualization, the settings, the lighting, everything about this piece is just out of this world – and I dare say, this would be probably the best on screen dance performance of Waheeda Rehman.

In 1966, we see his directorial capabilities reach a plane very different from ‘Guide’. The release is ‘Teesri Manzil’ directed by him. An edge-of-the-seat thriller cum comedy film, one sees Vijay’s song picturization capabilities touch even newer heights of perfection. If the songs of ‘Guide’ were about a traditional view of the life of this sub-continent, the songs of ‘Teesri Manzil’ brought in a rock element that had never been presented before as such. And no, I am not going to discuss the song details here – they are so much a favorite of every music lover, that I may just be holding a candle to what everyone already knows and believes in.

1967 – and another brilliant caper is in the making – ‘Jewel Thief’. Another taut thriller, another musical bonanza, and another set of memorable songs picturized so elegantly that it defies description to do justice. Yesterday I had written about the dance song of Jaishree T (from the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’), with the comment that it was probably the best on screen performance for her. I make a same kind of statement today – the song “Hothon Mein Aisi Baat. . .” has been acknowledged as the best dance performance of Vijayantimala in her entire career.

1968 – and we don’t know what to say about his film this year. He directed the Dev Anand – Asha Parekh starrer ‘Kahin Aur Chal’, produced under a non-descript banner titled JM Productions. The film seems to have sunk without a trace. The stories that emerged later were that this film was produced with the express requirement to show losses, for some tax manipulations. The producers withdrew the film almost as soon as it was released, to claim losses. The sad part is that the film has completely disappeared. It is known that even Dev Anand himself was searching for it. It was not a Navketan production so he had no control over its ownership. Nothing more is noted anywhere about this film, except that its songs are available. This curious situation kind of makes this Vijay Anand directed film as one of the most sought after cinematic assets in the industry.

After another gap of an unlettered 1969, Vijay is back in 1970, with the news of another blockbuster hit of a comic thriller – ‘Johnny Mera Naam’. Coming on the heels of ‘Teesri Manzil’ and ‘Jewel Thief’, this another taut thriller demonstrated Vijay going from strength to strength, and also continuing to refine his uncanny handling of on screen song presentations. The songs of this film are simply stupendous – the picturization of “Pal Bhar Ke Liye. . .” is unimaginably innovative and yes, very sweet – “Pal Bhar Ke Pyaar Pe Nisaar Saara Jeevan. . .”. And then, yes, the handling of a worried Hema Malini being followed by the police in the song “O Mere Raja. . . Waada To Nibhaaya”.

So far, so good. But then it gets even better in 1971. Moving away from the thriller genre, Vijay Anand directs ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ – which maybe barring ‘Guide’, is probably the most sensitive and a most mature handling of a theme of family sentiments, and human failings and triumphs. I was in school when this film was released. And in my haughtiness of the amateur school time discussions about human psychology and social issues, I thought very well of this film, given of course some ‘critical defects’ that I believed I must communicate to the director, if I could. That haughtiness and the thought of those errors is long past. And, as with a handful of some very excellent films, this is one which has a new learning to give every time one views it. I have seen this film every so often again and again, and simply do not get tired of it. The multi- faceted pushes and pulls that are experienced in real life, are so well depicted in this epitome production about human life.

I clearly remember the discussion I had with my school friends after seeing this film. I commented (quite amateurishly I must add) that seeing the last scene gives the feeling as if having a child was the only objective of this film. Over the years, I have not only regretted that statement, but have progressively revised my understanding as to what this film is trying to portray and achieve.

And then, just about this juncture, it seems as if Vijay has lost the luster and the touch. His personal inclinations seem to be distracting him more into his inside world. And the personal relationships that he went into and came out, did not help either. He was drawn towards Osho (Bhagwan Rajneesh). He got married to Loveleen, one of the followers of Osho. The marriage did not last long, and was dissolved. Some time passes and he confounds the world with his next marital alliance. He stirred a controversy of Himalayan proportions by marrying the daughter of his own sister.

As these personal travails haunt him, he continues to create more films but then how do you write about them after having talked about his creations till the 1971. No, I am not demeaning the value in the films that follow ‘Tere Mere Sapne’. A sampler follows – ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973, ‘Bullet’ in 1976, ‘Ek Do Teen Char’ and Ram Balram in 1980, ‘Rajput’ in 1982, ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in 1984, and ‘Main Tere Liye’ in 1986. All these are as a director. As an actor anther list to talk about – ‘Double Cross’ and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ in 1973, ‘Chor Chor’ and ‘Kora Kaagaz’ in 1974, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1978, and ‘Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz’ in 1981. We continue to see glimmers of his old self – the song ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. . .” in ‘Blakcmail’, and “Jo Main Hota Ik Toota Taara. . .” in ‘Chhupa Rustom’, are a throwback reminder of his prowess as a song director. His performances in ‘Kora Kaagaz’, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ and ‘Chor Chor’ are impressive and invite kudos. But with all this even, he seemed to have descended into the valleys. The sparkle that was Vijay – seemed to have been snuffed out.

In 2004 when he passed away, he was preparing to direct another Navketan film for Dev Anand – ‘Jaana Nahin Dil Se Door’. Apparently one (or more songs) were recorded. But it seems that the film was shelved when Vijay passed away. There is no mention of this film on Navketan’s web site.

I feel I have so much to write about this enigma that was Vijay Anand, but I will save that for another post. Coming to the song for today. And yes, by the way, we are Yippeee-ing the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ with this post. 🙂

Just this film itself evokes such emotions and memories that I wish I had posted all the songs of this film, and written about them. In the post yesterday, I had written about the celebration dance song, and somewhat of the story till that point in the film. Moving forward from there – the humble and grateful Phoolchand (role played by Sapru) gives a personal gift to Dr. Anand for having saved his newborn child’s life. It is a note of one hundred rupees. Mrs. Prasad (role played by Paro, the wife of Dr. Prasad (role played by Mahesh Kaul), the head of the hospital), takes an offense to this, and demands that Anand hands over that gift to her. Anand refuses. He decides to take on another job at another hospital in a village close by, rather than succumb to Mrs. Prasad’s demands for something he, at that point in time, feels very emotionally attached with.

Anand moves to the other hospital. The expected marriage of Nisha and Anand takes place. Nisha is pregnant for the first time. A mishap occurs. While at the market place, she is hit by a car that is recklessly being driven by an inebriated Seth Madhochand (role played by Premnath), the owner of the mining company in the village. Nisha loses the child. The rich Seth prevails over the judicial system, gets acquitted after producing tutored witnesses to establish that the accident was Nisha’s fault. Anand’s world is shattered. He leaves the village and returns to Bombay. In the starting scene of the film, one of his batch mates is pleading with him not to go the village. Now Anand returns to the same friend, who introduces him to others in the profession, and Anand, capable as he is, becomes one of the most sought after doctors in the city.

Affluence follows, no matter that Nisha’s life becomes a depressing bore. But Anand is so busy making money that he even overlooks the personal issues his beloved is going thru. Back in the village, the senior doctor, Dr. Prasad passes away. The hospital is renovated and expanded, and is to be re-inaugurated as a memorial to Dr. Prasad. Jagan (Dr. Jagannath Kothari, role played by Vijay Anand) comes to Bombay, seeking to convince Anand to return to the village hospital. Anand, flying high with the euphoria of financial success, declines the invite. Jagan returns to the village empty handed.

The day of the inauguration arrives. All arrangements are in place. All the village crowd is collected. But the local leader, who has been invited to do the honors at the inauguration ceremony, is late, with no information as to when he may arrive. At this juncture, I introduce Dr. Bhutani (role played by Agha). Bhutani is the village dentist, apparently the only one in the surrounding 20 some villages. And so a person of quite some eminence. Being in-charge of the ceremonies, he is also panicking with the non-arrival of the chief guest. He complains to Jagan, Jagan tells him to improvise. They enter the pandaal, and seat Mrs. Prasad in the chief guest’s chair. And Bhutani breaks into this song. The crowd present joins in, as does Jagan for the third antaraa, later in the song.

The singing voice is that of Manna Dey, which is lip synced both by Jagan and Bhutani on screen.

An important note about the presentation of this song. Originally, in the film, this song is presented as a three antaraa song, two sung by Bhutani, and one by Jagan. As I went back into the online world to search for this song, I am pleasantly surprised to discover a much longer version of this song, which most probably has been taken from the film’s LP. The person who has uploaded this, has put together this entire song as a single video. For the first three antaraas, he has retained the original footage. For the later three antaraas, he has improvised and done an edit / cut / paste to create additional footage from the original footage. So what we see in this clip is three antaraas of the original footage and three additional antaraas of an edited and spliced together footage. The blips are noticeable, but yet the person has done a fair enough job to make is look like a whole single song.

There is enough said, so I will abstain from typing further. Enjoy this song that tells of the ground realities of the social and political woes in our country. Although dated 1971, all the thoughts expressed in this song are still fully representative of what we are going through in current times. The travails are timeless, it seems.

But regardless, enjoy the song. 🙂 And oh yes, a reminder that with this post, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is now a part of yippeee-land on our blog. The details of all the songs posted is given below. Close to ten years it took, given that the first song of this film was posted in November of 2008.

 

Hey Mein Ne Kasam Li 227 8-Nov-08
Jaise Radha Ne Mala Japi 559 16-Jan-09
Jeewan Ki Bagiya Mahkegi 571 18-Jan-09
Mera Antar Ek Mandir Hai Tera 7387 22-Jan-13
Ta Thai Tat Thai Ata That Thai Tat 8274 2-Jul-13
Phurr Ud Chala Hawaaon Ke Sang Sang Dil Jaane Kidhar 13870 4-Jan-18
Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki 13953 21-Jan-18
Andhi Parja Andha Raja, Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja 13960 22-Jan-18

 

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song – Andhi Parja Andha Raja Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey..ey..ey
suno re
suno re
suno re. . . sajjano

andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
hey..ey desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
arey dharam ko kha gaye pandit mulla
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
hey..ey..ey
kauwwe khaayen. . . hey
kya bhaiya
kauwwe khaayen doodh malaai
hans marey haaye bhookha
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
oy reh gaye kewal jhande
hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
reh gaye kewal jhande
arey jhandon ko bhi le kar bhaiya
chalen sadak par. . .
dande
chalen sadak par dande
arey kaun desh ka dhyaan karey..ey..ey
kya baat hai
kaun desh ka dhyaan karey
kyaaa
sab hain kursi ke pandey
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

oo oo oo oo
oo oo
oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
arey ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ho oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
are raaj karey mehlon mein baithi
daghabaaj makkaari
daghabaaj makkaari
ey jitney daktar badhe..ey..ey..ey hey
jitney daktar badhe desh mein
utni badhi beemaari
haaye re haaye
utni badhi beemaari
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

———————-
stanzas not in film
———————-

dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
arey wo ban jaaye leader
aaa aaa
dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
wo ban jaaye leader
arey khoon pasina ek karey jo
wo ho jaaye phateechar
wo ho jaaye phateechar
kaun akal ki baat karey..ey..ey..ey
kaun akal ki baat karey
bhai sab par chadha shanichar
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

raat mein tha wo
kyaa
raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
arey subeh bana kangressi
arey raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
subeh bana kangressi
dal badlu ne neeti niyam ki
kar di aisi ki taisi
kar di aisi ki taisi
aey jiski laathi..ee
bhains usi ki
jiski laathi bhains usi ki
kya hai democracy
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

hey..ey..ey..ey
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
arey kala hui bedhangi
oo oo oo
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
kala hui bedhangi
arey angreji ka raag alaape
hindi ki saarangi
hindi ki saarangi
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
waah bhaiyaa
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
haaye karze ki kanghi
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki..ee..ee..ee

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
सुनो रे
सुनो रे
सुनो रे ॰ ॰ ॰ सज्जनों

अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे खेत को खा गया सूखा
हे॰॰ए देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे धरम को खा गए पंडित मुल्ला
करम होई गया भूसा
करम होई गया भूसा
हे॰॰
कौव्वे खाएं॰॰॰ हे
क्या भइय्या
कौव्वे खाएं दूध मलाई
हंस मरे हाए भूखा
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
ओय रह गए केवल झंडे
हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
रह गए केवल झंडे
अरे झंडों को भी ले कर भइय्या
चलें सड़क पर॰॰॰
डंडे
चलें सड़क पर डंडे
अरे कौन देश का ध्यान करे॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्या बात है
कौन देश का ध्यान करे
क्या
सब हैं कुर्सी के पंडे
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
हो॰॰ओ दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे राज करे महलों में बैठी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
ए जितने डक्टर बढ़े॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए हे
जितने डक्टर बढ़े देश में
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
हाय रे हाय
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

———————-
अंतरे जो फिल्म में नहीं हैं
———————-

दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
are वो बन जाये लीडर
आ आ
दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
वो बन जाये लीडर
अरे खून पसीना एक करे जो
वो हो जाये फटीचर
वो हो जाये फटीचर
कौन अकल की बात करे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कौन अकल की बात करे भई
सब पर चढ़ा शनीचर
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

रात में था वो
क्या
रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
दल बदलू ने नीति नियम की
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
ए जिसकी लाठी॰॰ई
भैंस उसी की
जिसकी लाठी भैंस उसी की
क्या है डेमो क्रेसी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे कला हुई बेढंगी
ओ ओ ओ
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे अंगरेजी का राग अलापे
हिन्दी की सारंगी
हिन्दी की सारंगी
आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
वाह  भइय्या
अरे आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
हाए करजे की कंघी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई


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