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Blog Day :

5255 Post No. : 17258

“Mera Salaam”(1957) was produced and directed by Harbans for Sushil Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bina Rai, Bharat Bhooshan, Durga Khote, Veena, Al Nasir, K.N.Singh, Nishi, Gope, Randhir, Ameer Banu, Heera Sawant, Leela Gupte, Cuckkoo, Maya Dass etc in it.

“Mera Salaam”(1957) had 12 songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

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

The lyrics and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Ek lafz e ishq thha ki jo afsaana ban gaya (Mera Salaam)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaan
ek lafz-e-ishq thhaa aaa aaa ke jo..oo
afsaanaa ban…nnn gayaa
haaan aaan aaaan
saaqi..eee
kabhee banaa..aaa kabhee
mastaanaa ban gayaa aaa
hhaan…aaan..aaa
tujhse nazar milaa ke
main kya kyaa na ban gayaa
khud shammaa ban gayaa
kabhi parwaanaa ban gayaa

jab kuchch naa ban sakaa to main aen aen aen
jab kuchch naa
ban sakaa to main
deewaanaa ban gayaa
deewaanaa ban gayaa

haan…aan..aaan..aan
duniyaa se main
chhupaataa phiraa
teri daastaan
hhaan…aan
aa aaa aaaan
dil meraa raazdaar thhaa
main dil kaa raazdaan..aan
chhuptaa hai ye..ae ae
junoon-e-muhabbat magar..rrr kahaan
haaan..aaa…aan
kadmon mein aa gayeen jo
gareebaan ki dhajjiyaan
ghabraa ke main bhi hosh se ae ae ae ae
ghabraake main bhi hosh se
begaanaa ban gayaa aaa
begaanaa ban gayaa

hhaan…aan ..aaaa
aaa…aaan…aaaa
mujhko hai dil ka hosh naa aa
dil ko..o o mereee…eee khabar
deewaanaa mujhko
kehtey hain
jaataa hoon main jidhar
charchaa hai mere
ishq kaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
ab har..rrr zabaan par
hhan..aaan
shewan ne tujhko dekh liyaa thha
bas ik nazar
itni zaraa si baat kaa
haan aaan..aaa…aaa
aaan aaa aaa
itni zaraa si baat kaa
afsaanaa ban gayaa…aaa
afsaanaa ban gayaa
itnee zaraa si baat ka
afsaanaa ban gayaa
jab kuchch naa
ban sakaa to main
deewaanaa ban gayaa aa aaa
deewaanaa ban gayaa


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Blog Day :

5191 Post No. : 17170

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 105
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Ten years back on this date viz on 4th October 2012, six songs from six different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6783 Ae zindagi ke raahi himmat na haar jaana Bahaar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6784 Dil ki dhadkan pe gaa umr bhar muskuraa Lakeeren(1954) 6 songs covered out of 11 by now
6785 Maine jo lee angdaayee dheere se muskaayee Jaagte Raho(1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6786 Aa ra ra ra ra ra main to giri re Post Box 999 Movie YIPPEED by now
6787 Dukh jo diye hain duniya ne Naach Ghar(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6788 Kayee din se mujhe koi sapnon mein aawaaz deta hai Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se(1978) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can see that five movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (4 october 2012). That leaves us with just one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (4 october 2022).

The movie eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge is “Lakeeren”(1954). The movie was produced and directed by Harbans for Susheel Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Ashok Kumar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Kamal, Pran, Tiwari, Durga Khote,Amir Banoo etc in it.

“Lakeeren”(1954) had 11 songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from “Lakeeren”(1954) to appear in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt and anya swar (another voice). This male voice that sings the first few lines is clearly G M Durrani’s voice.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

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

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

audio link:

Song-Aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa (Lakeeren)(1954) Singers-G M Durrani, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aei maalik-e-duniyaa aa
ye teraa kaun saa dastoor hai
pyaar mein dekhaa aaa jisey
majboor hee majboor hai ae ae ae
aey ae ae ae ae

meree taqdeer ne (aey ae ae ae ae)
gham se ae ae ae badal dee
har khushee eee meree ee ee
ke aansoo dey ae ae ke mujhse
chheen lee hai ae ae ae ae
zindagi meri

aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aaa aaa
tod diyaa
is pyaar ki dushman duniyaa ne
haayye mujhko tadpataa chhod diyaa aa aaa
chhod diyaa
is pyaar ki dushman duniyaa ne
haayye mujhko tadpataa chhod diyaa aa aa
chhod diyaa
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa

ummeed ka taaraa aa jab chamkaa
nazdeek kinaara jab aayaa
taqdeer ne badh kar rok liyaa
aur laa ke bhanwar mein chhod diyaa aaa aaa
chhod diyaa
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa

ae baag-e-jahaan ke ae maali bataa
is phooley phaley gulshan ke tere
kis phool ko maine todaa thhaa
jo tooney meraa dil tod diyaa aaa aa
tod diya
aabaad jahaan barbaad kiyaa
armaan bharaa dil tod diyaa aa aa
tod diyaa


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

Blog Day :

5165 Post No. : 17130

8th September – Birthday of Asha Bhonsle
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There are 25 songs tagged as ‘Tasweer’ (https://atulsongaday.me/category/tasweer-song/) song in the blog. Some of the stellar songs have missed the tag and have given a miss to the tag of ‘Tasweer’. I have listed a few such songs which I can refer to off-hand:

Tasweer Banaata Hoon Tasweer Nahin Banti

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai

I feel as if some more significant songs are missing from my list above as well as the tagged page. So, the list is incomplete.

A ‘tasveer’ is something which tells a story. Be it a still image, a painting, a motion picture or mural. Imaginary or factual, reflection in reverse or converse. Not always needing a camera to capture it, just a glance is indelible sometimes. Moments captured in memory forever.

Some old timers in the film industry refer to movie as a ‘Tasveer’. I have forever called movies as ‘picture’. We never went to see film or movie, it was always ‘picture’. Some convent educated friends referred to them as ‘movie’ and some Kendriya Vidayala aluminis called them films. This is my own experiences, not a comment on anyone word preferences. In Urdu print, it is ‘film’ and in Hindi it is called ‘chal chitra’ translated as moving picture. So, the films moved and talked and told stories. But to tell a story, sometimes a still image is also enough. Technically, film is a roll on which the reflections are captured. What we watch on the screen is a projection of images captured on film rolls.

On the other hand, sometimes the story a ‘tasveer’ tells is incomplete for being one dimensional. The scene, the background, lighting, the capturer’s intentions, all have an impact on the story it tells. Even a panoramic photo fails capture the photographer. So, the millennials invented ‘selfies’ so that they can capture their own stories.

In our times, we have seen numerous such photos which have made history, given cause to monumental events, made unknown non-entities of the world into famous people. Also, photos which captured the events for posterity, stills which make us wonder at the creativity and unfathomable and unrecordable capability of creator of such beauty, and fabulous natural phenomena. Over the decades, there have been photos of apathy of humans around the world, which made humanity hang its heads in shame. Glory, shame, pain, ecstasy, wonder, happiness, surprise, loss and victory and many more emotions and expressions are recorded.
The camera is mechanical equipment after all. It has no feelings, so no sympathy with the subject it is capturing. It also reveals things, the subject wants to hide sometimes. I must grant it, it is a capable equipment, it captures the expression in the eyes of the subject. Mischief, despair, jealousy, pain, love, gaiety, you name it, the camera has seen it all.

I am glad to report that sometimes in gathering of friends, we forget to take selfies or pics… then we lament it on whatsapp that we didn’t click any. Better leave somethings for the mind and heart to capture. Is there a hard disk which can store as much as a human mind?

The ‘tasveer’ category song being presented here is from the film “Basant” (1960). The following 11 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Date of post
Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009
Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010
Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012
Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 October 2012
Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012
Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013
Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014
Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015
Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017
Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017
O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022

Out of 14 songs of this film, 11 are Rafi-Asha duets and trio with SD Batish. Remaining 3 are solos by Asha Bhonsle. Incidentally, I have noticed that in the blog we spell the surname of Asha as ‘Bhonsle’, where as every where else that I can see it is Bhosle. Eleven duets in a film is a record, second such record is in the film ‘Halla Gulla’ (1954), where this same pair is singing all 9 songs.

Here is the song to celebrate the 89th Birthday of Asha Bhonsle, penned by Shewan Rizvi and composed by OP Nayyar.


Song-Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aap ki (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm hmm hmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
mmmmmm
a aa aa aaa

kitni badal gayi hai
zara chaal dekhiye
iss dillagi mein
aap ka yeh haal dekhiye
mukhde ka rang haathh ka
roomaal dekhiye
jee chaahtaa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
parde mein chaand
husn ka aadha chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

bikhre huye yeh baal
garebaan khulaa huaa
gardan mein ek reshmi
muffler padaa huaa
saare jahaan ka ishq
nazar mein chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
sharma ke munh phiraane ka
andaaz dekhiye
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss
म्ममममम
आ आ आ आss

कितनी बदल गई है
ज़रा चाल देखिये
इस दिल्लगी में आपका
ये हाल देखिये
मुखड़े का रंग
हाथ का रूमाल देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
और उसपे काली ज़ुल्फ का
बादल घिरा हुआ
पर्दे में चाँद हुस्न का आधा छिपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

बिखरे हुये ये बाल
गरेबाँ खुला हुआ
गर्दन में एक रेशमी मफ़लर पड़ा हुआ
सारे जहां का इश्क़ नज़र में छुपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आवाज़ से भी बढ़ कर हसीन साज़ देखिये
शर्मा के मुंह फिराने का अंदाज़ देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss


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

Blog Day :

5143 Post No. : 17105

Today’s song is from a ‘C’ grade stunt film Al Hilal aka The judgement of Allah- 1958.

Those readers who keep a track of old films may remember that way back in 1935, Sagar Movietone had produced a film of the same name Al Hilal. It was the first film of Mehboob Khan as a Director and the film had Kumar and Sitara Devi as the lead pair. That film was quite successful and even Baburao Patel of Film India magazine had praised not only the film but also hailed Mehboob Khan as a Diamond for Future.

Compared to the banner, the director or even the lead pair of the Sagar film, this Al Hilal of 1958 was absolutely nowhere. In the 40’s and the 50’s C grade action/stunt films were not even seen by educated audiences. The film magazines and newspapers never took notice of such ” Maar dhad ” films. These films were always shown in the dilapidated old theatres situated in labour class bastis. The audience of such stunt films used to be from lower strata of society, the daily bread earners and the low level workers. But then, this film Al Hilal-1958 produced something that amazed the whole film world !

Before I tell you more about this film, I will tell you one small story.When I was studying in school in Hyderabad, I had a classmate by the name Ramanlal Jain. he was very poor in studies and always used to be the centre of criticism of our teachers of all subjects. In every annual examination his rank used to be usually in the last 3 students. But he passed every year. When we were in the 11th standard, we all studied hard for the 12th class Board examination. Our school had a very good record in the ‘Pass’ percentage of students. Based on the history of Ramanlal Jain’s scores and studies, the school denied him entry into the 12 th class and he had to change his school. He coolly left.

In those days, very few students used to get the First Class and their names would be published in local newspapers in Hyderabad. Among the total of about 10000 students of 12th class Board Examination, hardly 20 to 30 students used to pass in First division. That year, when the results were announced, I was one of the First division students and my name was published in the newspapers. I, my family and my school were very happy.

Our school teachers and we all students were shocked to find Ramanlal Jain’s name also in the Rank holders’ list of that year, from another school. We were all astonished as to how this dull student with a poor history of success appeared in the Rank Holders’ list ! But it was true !! He had done it !!!

Same case was with the film Al Hilal-1958. It was just another C grade stunt film, about which not many people even knew, which was being shown in the old city cinema hall in a poor Basti. But it gave an unprecedented and unexpected shock when one of its songs – ‘ Hamen to loot liya milke husnwalon ne’ became an All India craze and very popular in no time. This qawwali became so popular that in almost every Irani hotel the record was played repeatedly, on public demand. Hundreds of the records were sold daily and the film’s name also became famous forever.

The first famous qawwali was from the film Zeenat-” Aahen na bhari…..” in 1945. The second was from the film Khidki-1948, ” Kismat hamare saath hai’. These two popular qawwalis were not sung by any Qawwal, whereas Al Hilal qawwali was sung by a professional qawwal- Ismail Azad. He had earlier sung a qawwali in the film Taj aur Talwar-56 and Jahaji Lootera-57. The fallout of the popularity of this qawwali was the rise of the other qawwals like Yusuf Azad qawwal and Jani babu qawwal as well as Shakila Bano Bhopali.

The qawwali of the film Jahaji Lootera-57 was filmed on actor Shaikh and the Al Hilal qawwali also was filmed on him. One interesting point was that this qawwali was in two parts and the second part was shown after the words THE END appeared on the screen and the audience got up to leave. Shaikh came on the screen and asked them to sit to listen to the second part of the song !.

Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 8 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Simba-51, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt,fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main on screen singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne ‘ from the film Al Hilal-58.

He directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal,Hiralal, Shaikh, Nasreen, Sulochana, Indira, Maqbool, Gulab and many others. The story of the film was-

This was a story in an Arab country. King Kehran (Heeralal) wants his subjects to worship only him and not Allah. Those who believed in Allah were tortured and killed too. mahipal is one of his slaves and a believer in allah. Shakila is a poor knife seller. In the first of the film shakila moves about as a boy. She stays in the jungle and is a believer too.
The king gets a son, but the astrologer tells him that the son will become a believer. As the son grows he is also tortured. Finally the son is left in the jungle to die. Shakila finds him and brings him up. Mahipal is exposed as a believer and escapes from the palace along with his friend Fazlu (Shaikh) to the jungle. here he meets Shakila, both fall in love and sings some songs. Fazlu also loves Nasreen, another girl in the village.
Finally there is a fierce attack on the king, wherein Shakila kills the king. The prince is crowned as the new king. Shakila and mahipal unite. Shaikh and Nasreen also unite and all ends well.

Nasreen who acted in this film was the youngest sister of Shakeela. The younger sister was Noor-who married Johnny Walker and retired from films. Nasreen also worked in this film and after leaving films, got married and settled down. Only Shakila continued in films. There was another actress Nasreen who had acted in the film Shahjahan-46 and Eik Roz-47. She was the daughter of actress Anwari and Music Director Rafiq Ghaznavi. Her real name was Zarine. She too left films, married Agha Liyaqat and settled in London and Dubai. Her daughter was Salma Agha.

The qawwali “Hamen to Loot liya” became the 5000th song on this Blog, jointly written by three posters and posted on 13-11-2011. Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey. It is filmed on Shakila and Mahipal on the screen. This is the 4thsong rom the movie here. It was composed by Bulo C Rani and the lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi.


Song-Bigdi hai baat bana de (al Hilaal)(1958) Singers- Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Shewan Rizvi, MD- Bulo C Rani
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

dil se jo baat nikalti hai
asar rakhti hai
par nahin taakte parvaaj mager rakhti hai
madad kar
madad kar
madad ki ghadi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
o o o o
o o o
o o o

bandon ki laaj rakh le
izzat tu aaj rakh le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
o o o o
o o o
o o o

dil ki pukar sun le
parvardigaar sun le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

aankhon ke ashq le le
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de


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

Blog Day:

4909 Post No. : 16723

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This Week, That Year – 8
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07Nov – 13Nov, 2011

OK yes, the tag line is correct, but the date is definitely out of sequence. Sincere apologies for this parallax effect. This is not the week of 7th Nov. This post should have come at least 6 weeks ago. And truly, the post template and lyrics and all the tag stuff was ready then, but the words to compose the post were trapped behind some real and imagined ‘constraints’.

Ah but you will say, why pitch in with the week of 7th Nov now, six weeks later. Well surely, for a special reason. That was a special week, with a very special milestone reached by the blog. On Saturday, the 13th November, 2011, we reached the 5000th post. That day, the blog had been in existence for 1,213 days – exactly 3 years, 3 months and 26 days. And we completed 5,000 posts, at a simple daily average of 4+ songs – day on day.

Superlatives have become repetitive on this blog now, as we have written time and again about the blog’s progress over the years. But the wonder is that the wonder simply does not cease to amaze – the wonder of the blog itself, of being on the blog, of being part of the bandwagon. Whether the pace is slow or fast, we have never been without steam.

Looking back then, from this 13+ years vantage point, it seems like just a speck on the past time line. But just think about it – about the feelings then, on arriving at the 5000th station of this journey. And I am sure, as we looked ahead at the future, this 16,700+ post compendium, was not even visible on the time line. And probably not even in the minds of the bandwagoneers. Some member or members did mention 10,000, maybe. But going beyond that, then crossing the 15,000 mark, and still continue to merrily chug along – probably that thought did not even cross anyone’s mind. The ambience has changed so much since those days 10 years ago. Now, the feeling is that nothing is impossible for this bandwagon and its fearless leader.

It was a dhamaaka celebration. A celebration that store the hearts of everyone – literally. The blog ne loot liya mil ke gaana sun’ne waalon ko. . .

It was a calculated and a planned choice – the song I mean. Lyrics from the pen of Shewan Rizvi, music composed by Bulo C Rani and rendered with such zest and fervor by Ismail Azaad Qawwaal. And on screen, a name that we had some hard time digging up and confirming – Sheikh, the comedian. Yes, the qawwaali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne”. The qawwali that merits to be counted amongs the top 5 iconic qawaalis in Hindi films. That was the choice for the 5000th milestone song for the blog. The write up that day was a shared effort by Atul ji, Raja ji and yours truly. It truly is an honor to be part of that write up.

Ten years later, as we look back, it surely is a major joy that we picked this song for the 5000th milestone.

Now let’s play the numbers game for the week that was – from 7th to 13th November. A whopping 50 songs were posted that week, for an average of little above 7 songs per day. Quite a prolific week that was. Total number films showcased were 43. The film ‘Khel’ of 1950 made four appearances, the film ‘Mayur Pankh’ of 1956 made 3 appearances and ‘Anurodh’ from 1977 made two. The film name ‘Taqdeer’ appeared twice in that week, albeit from different years – 1943 and 1967.

The decade of 1941-50 was represented by 11 songs, the decade of 1951-60 by 12 songs, the decade of 1961-70 by 17 songs, the decade of 1971-80 by eight songs, and the 80s and 90s were represented by one song each. And so 1960s was the prominent decade with almost 30% songs posted that week.

As many as 13 films made their debut this week, and yes, 3 films also got Yippeee’d already. All three films are from 1970s – ‘Amar Prem’ (1971), ‘Mili’ (1975) and ‘Anurodh’ (1977). Since that week was done, 18 more films that appeared in that week are Yippeee’d by now.

We had two major artist milestone also come up that week. Hasrat Jaipuri completed 300 appearances on the blog, on 12th November with the song “Tu Kyun Mujhko Pukaare” from the film ‘Mayur Pankh’. And then on the 13th, the 5000th post also celebrated the century of songs composed by Bulo C Rani.

Here is the week’s data in table form.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2011-2021) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
7-Nov-11
1 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Stree 1961 11 8 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
3 Hum Deewaane 1965 8 3 1 D Pending-c 4+ 1 UT
4 Paalki 1967 10 9 Pending 1
5 Chhoti Si Mulaaqaat 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Pyaar Ki Baazi 1967 5 2 1 D Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
7 Anurodh 1977 6 6 Yippeee’d
8 Rudaali 1993 8 4 Pending 4
8-Nov-11
1 Dharam 1945 10 4 3 D Pending-c 3+ 3 UT
2 Patanga 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
3 Hum Matwaale Naujawaan 1961 7 6 Pending 1
4 Samson 1964 5 5 Yippeee’d
5 Dara Singh, The Iron Man 1964 6 3 Pending 3
6 Mere Sanam 1965 9 9 Yippeee’d
7 Mom Ki Gudiya 1972 5 5 Yippeee’d
8 Kinaara 1977 8 6 Pending 2
9-Nov-11
1 Village Girl 1945 12 11 3 Yc 3 UT
2 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Mastaana 1954 8 9 Yippeee’d
4 Doctor Z 1959 8 5 2 D Pending-c 1+ 2 UT
5 Raaz 1967 8 7 1 Yc 1 UT
6 Sachcha Jhootha 1970 6 5 Pending 1
7 Mili 1975 3 3 Y Yippeee’d
8 Kotwal Sahab 1977 3 3 D Yippeee’d
10-Nov-11
1 Lahore 1949 10 9 Pending 1
2 Nageena 1951 8 8 Yippeee’d
3 Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Aas Ka Panchhi 1961 7 7 Yippeee’d
5 Asli Naqli 1962 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Watan Se Door 1968 5 3 D Pending 2
7 Shubh Chintak 1989 3 1 D Pending 2
8 Man Jeete Jag Jeet 1973 10 2 D Pending 8
11-Nov-11
1 Namoona 1949 9 7 Pending 2
2 Taqdeer 1967 8 8 Yippeee’d
3 Duniya 1968 6 7 Yippeee’d
4 Inquilaab 1956 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 D Yippeee’d
6 Anurodh 1977 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
12-Nov-11
1 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Bhai Saahab 1954 10 6 2 D Pending-c 2+ 2 UT
3 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 AC – 300 (Hasrat Jaipuri) Yippeee’d
4 Kavi Kaalidas 1959 9 10 Yippeee’d
5 Mulzim 1963 7 5 5 Yc 5 UT
6 Amar Prem 1971 6 6 Y Yippeee’d
13-Nov-11
1 Taqdeer 1943 10 4 2 D Pending-c 4+ 2 UT
2 Jagbeeti 1946 9 4 5 D Yc 5 UT
3 Khel 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
4 Mayur Pankh 1953 6 6 Yippeee’d
5 Miss Coca Cola 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Al Hi Laal 1958 8 2 2 D BC – 5000/AC – 100 (Bulo C Rani) Pending-c 4+ 2 UT

Since 13th November of 2011, after this iconic qawwaali was posted, just one more song from the film ‘Al Hi Lal’ has appeared on the blog. That song is “Amma Main Bada Hoke Bahut Kaam Karoongaa” which appeared on the blog on 29th July, 2017. Here is one more song from this film – a duet sung by Manna Dey and Suman Kalyanpur. This is a lilting melodious song af a lovers’ tete-a-tete – a typical running-around-the-tree love song. On screen, this song is lip synced by Mahipal and Shakila.

The song is written by Shewan Rizvi, music composed by Bulo C Rani. The lovers are complaining about stolen hearts, and are naming each other as the thief responsible for it. Apparently it seems that once the qawwaali became the big hit that it is, somehow the remaining songs got very little attention from the listeners. This song is a wonderful one in its own right, but not so well known. I too got to hear it for the first time as I was searching for other songs of this film.

Listen to this lovely duet, I am sure you will like it.

 

Song – Tum Ho Dil Ke Chor, Kare Dil Shor  (Al Hi Laal) (1958) Singer – Manna Dey, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shewan Rizvi, MD – Bulo C Rani
Manna Dey + Suman Kalyanpur

Lyrics

tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya. . .
o ho ho haan
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

aa haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

bedard ne deke dard
kiya dil sard
nigaahen pher ke
teri chaah ne
dil ki aah ne loota
raah mein hamko gher ke
laakh bachaaya
bach nahin paaya
dil ye hamaara
tum par aaya
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

o mast nazar
jaata hai kidhar
ik teer sa dil pe maar ke
badnaam na ho
badnaam na kar
ilzaam na de bekaar ke
raaz hamaara
tu ne jaana
jaan na le
bedard zamaana
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

sharma ke na ja
tadpa ke na ja
iqraar to kar le pyaar ka
jab aankh jhuke
aur lab na hiley
ye matlab hai iqraar ka
neechi nigaahen
dil ki kahaani
pyaar ki hai ye
khaas nishaani
o ho ho haan
tum ho dil ke chor
kare dil shor
tumhen pehchaan liya
aaj khula ye raaz
hamaara raaz
kisi ne jaan liya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो हो हाँ
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

आ हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

बेदर्द ने देके दर्द
किया दिल सर्द
निगाहें फेर के
तेरी चाह ने
दिल की आह ने लूटा
राह में हमको घेर के
लाख बचाया
बच नहीं पाया
दिल ये हमारा
तुम पे आया
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

ओ मस्त नज़र
जाता है किधर
इक तीर सा दिल पे मार के
बदनाम ना हो
बदनाम ना कर
इल्ज़ाम ना दे बेकार के
राज़ हमारा
तू ने जाना
जान ना ले
बेदर्द ज़माना
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

शर्मा के ना जा
तड़पा के ना जा
इक़रार तो कर ले प्यार का
जब आँख झुके
और लब ना हिले
ये मतलब है इक़रार का
नीची निगाहें
दिल की कहानी
प्यार की है ये
खास निशानी
ओ हो हो हाँ
तुम हो दिल के चोर
करे दिल शोर
तुम्हें पहचान लिया
आज खुला ये राज़
हमारा राज़
किसी ने जान लिया

 


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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 : 4751 Post No. : 16490

Mukesh and his Composers -21
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Did Mukesh act in ‘Uss Paar’ (1944)?

The correct and factual answer along with credible proof to the above question is of historical importance as it refers to the first ever payback rendered by Mukesh.

If Mukesh has not acted in the film, then apparently it will be his first playback.

If he has acted in some capacity, then there are again two possibilities.

  1. He was a side actor and the duet with Kusum was featured on him only.
  2. He had a role in the film, but said duet was picturized on someone else.

One song from ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) has been covered on the blog and it is in fact, the elephant in the room.

Sudhir ji in his extraordinary series ‘The voice of Mukesh’ has covered this duet with Kusum Mantri and has considered it to be the first playback of Mukesh.

All indications are that Mukesh did not act in the movie, but undeniable proof is yet to surface.

Coming to the next post in this series, we take up the career of Mukesh with composer-singer Bulo C Rani today.

Yes, I agree that Bulo C Rani had nothing to do with ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) as it was composed by Feroz Nizami.

But then while searching for some information on Bulo C. Rani, I happened to refer to the book Hindi Film Song by Ashok Da. Ranade. In his description of the works of Bulo C. Rani, Ashok ji in his book on p. 226 says about the film ‘Moorti’ (1945).

In it “badariya baras gai” – which was Mukesh’s first song as the composer often claimed with pride – won popularity.

There we go again. Was Bulo C Rani implying ‘Uss Paar’ duet of Mukesh was not his first playback. Since Bulo C. Rani was very much part of HFM during 1944 -1945, he must have known about Mukesh’s actor-singer songs to take the credit of composing the first song (playback) of Mukesh.

Matters get more complicated with Mukesh with many firsts such as first song, first playback, first popular song etc. And before all these we have his six NFS which he recorded in 1939 at Delhi before coming to Bombay.

When the question referred in the very first line of this post is addressed satisfactorily with proof, I intend to write a separate post on the many firsts of Mukesh with a detailed table.

Coming to the discussions on today’s collaboration, I am happy to bring forth the many memorable and sweet songs that Mukesh sang under the baton of Bulo C Rani.

Before I go into the details of the songs, here is a brief and bullet point summary on the life of Bulo C Rani much of it from the book referred above.

  • He was born on 6 May 1920 in Hyderabad Sindh and his originally name was Bulo Chandiramani Ramchandani.
  • He came to Bombay in 1942 with DN Madhok and joined Ranjit Films to assist Kemchand Prakash.
  • In his initial part of film career, he sang a few songs under different composers.
  • He is credited for composing for the first Sindhi film Abana (1958)

Apart from the above, I request interested readers to apprise themselves of the life and career of the composer with the following three links in which the respective authors have done enough and valuable research.

 

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 Badariya baras gayi uss paar Moorti (1945) Khursheed and Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
2 Haseeno se haseeno ko Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
3 Maana ke tum haseen ho Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
4 Pardesi dhola Prabhu Ka Ghar (1945) Mohantara Pt Indra Chandra
5 Jaa parwaane jaa Rajputaani (1946) Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
6 Kiye jaa pyaar Rajputaani (1946) Pt Indra Chandra
7 Kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Shamshad Begam Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Woh teer kaleje par Anjuman (1948) Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Unki gali mein aaye hum Nazaare (1949) Rajinder Krishan
10 Armaan bhara dil toot gaya Wafa (1950) Lata Hasrat Jaipuri
11 Aansoo bhaavo tum udhar Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Mast chaandni jhoom rahi Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy M L Khanna
13 Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahani Abdullah (1960) Shewan Rizvi
14 Ham bhi kho gaye hain Madam Zorro (1962) Kamal Barot Shewan Rizvi
15 Main hoon deewaanaa Haqdaar (1964) Prem Warbartani

The above table provides the complete table of songs composed by Bulo C Rani and sung by Mukesh. It appears, Mukesh was the favorite singer of the composer especially in the late forties and early fifties. Why the composer used Mukesh sparingly in the sixties is not clearly known.

Some beautiful ghazals and delightful duets were the hallmark of the combo. The melodious songs are well known to avid music lovers and I am avoiding describing them again.

As usual, Shri Harish ji has confirmed, correctness of the above table and added useful information that Mukesh sang for the composer, two more duets with Asha Hargunani for a Sindhi film Naqli Shaan (1972) with lyrics by Krishna Rahi.

  1. Ankh Phadke Dil Dhadke
  2. Haseen Raat Aa Mast Aa Fizaa

Out of the 15 songs enlisted above only one from the film ‘Abdullah’ (1960) remains to be covered on the blog and is presented in this post.

 

Song – Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahaani Namaaz Ki  (Abdullah) (1960) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shewan Rizwi, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki
hai hum pe farz bandagi banda nawaaz ki
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

mulk e arab me ek haseena thi nek naam
karti thi apne rabb ki ibadadat wo subh o sham
usko namaaz padne ka bachpan se shauk tha
ik waqt ki namaaz bhi karti na thi kaza
nanha sa ek laal tha us paak baaz ka
gurbat me shukr karti thi wo beniyaaz ka
masoom bachcha bhookh se rota jo beqarar
pani pila pila ke thapakti thi bar bar
guzre isi tarah jo museebat me teen saal
shauhar ke dil me uspe safar ka hua khayal
shauhar ki bat sun ke wo majboor ho gayi
do dil ki ye judaai thi manjur ho gayi

biwi ko rota chhod ke jab ghar se wo chala
masoom bachcha baap se apne lipat gaya
samjha ke maa ne god me bachche ko le liya
wo chup rahi to ashqon ne haafiz khuda kaha
nikla ghareeb ghar se ghareeb ul watan hua
jungle ki tez dhoop me aur bhookh me chala
nagaah ek daku ki us par padi nazar
zalim ne mara zulm se ek teer taak kar
lagte hi teer dil pe wo chakra ke gir pada
waake mein teen waqt the duniya se chal basa
daaku karib aaya use dekhne laga
bhai ko murda dekh ke wo tharthara gaya
roya lipat lipat ke biraadar ki lash se
sar phodta tha apni hi bhai ko mar ke

kehta tha ro ke haaye ye kya maine kar diya
bhai ka khoon apne hi daman me bhar diya
munh peet’ta hua wo sehar ki taraf chala
bhabhi ko apne kehne ko pur dard maajra
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

masroof har namaaz mein wo ek zaat thi
go din ki bhookh mein bhi thi mashgool e bandagi
daaku ne raah zal mein yaa shauhar ke bhai ne
tab aa ke tod daale ummeedon ke aaine
kehne laga suhaag tera maine le liya
apne hi haathon qatl biraadar ko kar diya
daaku gunehgaar ko rehban ko dekh le
khoon se bhara hua mere daaman ko dekh le
ye sun ke cheekhi aur wo behosh ho gayi
duniya se bekhabar wo gaflat mein so gayi
roi tadap ke khwaab mein shauhar ko dekh kar
dil tukde tukde ho gaya dilbar ko dekh kar
nanhe ka baazu thaam liya dil ko thaam kar
kehne lagi ke le chalo shauhar ki laash par
al qissa roti peet’ti pahunchi wo laash par
kadmon pe sar ko rakh diya shauhar ko dekh kar
fariyaad rabb se karne lagi ho ke beqaraar
utri falak beewi koi sun ke ye pukaar
haathon mein ek jaam tha munh par naqaab thi
rehmat baras rahi thi charaafa hijaab ki
wo beewi boli is pe chhidak de ye jaam tu
aur padh ke is se pooch le allah ka naam tu
paani chhidak ke naam e khuda us pe dam diya
kudrat khuda ki dekhiye wo murda jee utha. . .

ye dekh kar lipat gayi shauhar se wo ghareeb
kehne lagi ke mil gaya mujh ko mera habeeb
daaman pakad ke beewi ka phir poochhne lagi
tum kaun ho khudaara bata do ye raaz bhi
wo beewi boli main hi khuda ki namaaz hoon
maalik ki bandgi hoon barkat ka raaz hoon
apne namaazion ki main bigdi banaati hoon
apne namaazion pe main rehmat lutaati hoon
gaayab hua ye keh ke farishta namaaz ka
padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka

padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka. . .


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Blog Day :

4700 Post No. : 16395

“Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) was directed by Keki Mistry for Superteam Federal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Rehman, Gope, Kamal, Pratima devi, Ramesh Sinha, Seeta Bose, Niranjan Sharma, Jankidas, Roohi, Devaskar, Fazloo, Bheemji, Maqbool, Hari Bhai, Altaf etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by S D Batish. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Kehti hain tere pyaaar ki mujhse kahaaniyaan (Pyaar Ki Manzil) (1950) Singer-S D Batish, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kehti hain tere pyaar ki
mujhse kahaaniyaan
kehti hain tere pyaar ki
mujhse kahaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
barbaad hoke reh gayeen
donon jawaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

daaman bahaar kaa mere haathon se chhut gayaa aaa
chaman mera lut gayaa aa aa
mera lut gayaa
daaman bahaar kaa mere haathon se chhut gayaa aaa
chaman mera lut gayaa aa aa
mera lutt gayaa
dil se lagaaye baithhaa hoon teri nishaaniyaan
dil se lagaaye baithhaa hoon teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

taarey wohi hain chaand wohi wohi raat hai
magar gham ki baat hai ae
gham ki baat hai
taarey wohi hain chaand wohi wohi raat hai
magar gham ki baat hai ae
gham ki baat hai
ek tu naheen jo tujhse kahoon ye kahaaniyaan
ek tu naheen jo tujhse kahoon ye kahaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

guzrey huye dinon ko main aawaaz doon kahaan
miltaa nahin nishaan aan
milta nahin nishaan
guzrey huye dinon ko main aawaaz doon kahaan
miltaa nahin nishaan aan
milta nahin nishaan
aa jaa ke keh rahaa hoon main
teri kahaaniyaan
aa jaa ke keh rahaa hoon main
teri kahaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan


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

Blog Day :

4586 Post No. : 16205 Movie Count :

4409

Today’s song is from an obscure and unknown film of the early 40s, which is making its debut on this Blog. The film is Rahgeer-43. Rahgeer means Pathik or a Traveller. No information is available about this film anywhere, except what is provided in HFGK.

1943 was an year in which the IInd world war was in full swing. Both sides were almost equal. The effects of the war on India were… it faced the infamous Bengal Famine, caused by the war profiteering. Controls on film production were tightened by the Government. I.P.T.A. became operative with its first staged p0lay ‘ Nibanna’. Film Kismet became one of the biggests Hits ever. V.Shantaram’s Rajkamal Kalamandir debuted with Shakuntala, so did Mehboob with his film Najma. Government made showing of Newsreel before any film mandatory. Film Raj Nartaki’s english version The Court Dancer was exhibited in the USA, first time for an Indian film.

1943 produced 105 Hindi films, the highest number during the war years, 1939 to 1945. Many landmark and musical films appeared in this year giving a respite to the war torn audience of Indian Cinema. Let us take a look at some of these films.

Film Bhaichara had music by the only other ” Sursagar” musician – Himangshu Dutt ( the more well known being the singer Jagmohan Sursagar). C. Ramchandra had his first musical hit with film Bhakta Raj, made by Jayant Desai productions. Film Gauri from Ranjit became Monica Desai’s first Hindi film in Bombay. It was a very successful film with songs by Khemchand Prakash, based on Bangla Folk tunes. Kanan Devi gave some sweet songs in the film Hospital, under Kamal Dasgupta’s baton.

Bombay Talkies film Hamari Baat was the last film in which Devika Rani acted. Anil Biswas was the composer. Music Director Khurshid Anwar brought Gauhar Sultana from Lucknow to sing some songs in the film Ishara. Naushad'[s musical film Kanoon had some good Suraiya and Shyam duets. Film Kashinath was Nitin Bose’s last film in New Theatres, after he developed differences with B.N.Sircar.

Anil Biswas gave his career best musical Hit film ” Kismet”- the longest running film from Bombay Talkies. Nurjehan’s musical film Nadaan was popular with songs from composer K.Datta. Director Mehboob made his first film Najma, under his own banner Mehboob productions. Yet one more musical from Naushad- film Namaste. At last a musical hit for composer S.N.Tripathi- Panghat from prakash Pictures. Rajkumari Shukla sang her only Hindi song in this film.. (the film was remade as Chitchor-1976).

Film Paraya Dhan had music by Bengal’s famous musician Gyan Prakash Ghosh. Deena Pathak sang her only 2 songs in this film as Deena Sanghavi. Ghulam Haider makes merry again with Shamshad hit songs in film Poonji from pancholi, Lahore. Minerva Movietone blockbuster prithvi Vallabh had 5 songs from menakabai Shirodkar.

One more superhit film – Ram Rajya from Prakash Pictures had very good songs from composer Shankar Rao Vyas. Saraswati Rane gave 2 melodious songs. Yashwant joshi and Yashwant Nikam sang the famous song ” Bharat ki ek Sannari ki katha”. Ram Rajya had also a distinction as the only Hindi film that was seen by Mahatma Gandhi, on 2-6-1944.
( before this Gandhi had seen ” Mission to Moscow-43′ an English film, in Wardha, according to The Hindu (Kathmandu Ed.) dt.8-2-2010). The film had early songs by Manna Dey also. Naushad in full swing with his 3rd Musical Sanjog, where Suraiya gave playback to Mehtab, the Heroine. Vasant Desai gave excellent songs in hit film Shakuntala by V.Shantaram.

In presence of so many hit and musical films an ordinary film Rahgeer was nowhere to be counted. The film was directed by A.Rashid, for whom this was his first film as a Director. Later on he directed 3 more films- Airmail-46, Daulat ke liye-47 and Bulbul-51, for which he wrote some lyrics also. Hafiz Khan Mastan gave music and also acted in it. His case is a ” Rags to Riches to Rags” story.

Hafiz Khan was born in 1917 in Agra. His father Ustad Wahid Khan, from Etawah Gharana, was a famous musician. He sent his two sons, Hafiz and Aziz, to his elder brother Ustad Inayat Khan at Calcutta to learn Sitar. However, both brothers were more interested in film music than learning Sitar.

Ustaad Waheed Khan was a well known and respected player of Sitar and Surbahar. His place in the Etawah Gharana was high up. He had 3 sons. Bande Hassan,Hafiz khan and Aziz Khan. Waheed khan was very keen that his sons should continue his profession,earn a name and shine in classical music of Etawah Gharana. He thought working for music in films was below their dignity and a shame. Bande Hassan specialised in vocal music and became a famous qawali exponent. Second son Hafiz khan,after initial training in classical music turned to film singing,without father’s knowledge. Not only that,he also accepted the pen name of Mastana-awarded by composer Meer Sahib- to hide his identity from father. The third son Aziz Khan also went the film way,using the name Aziz Hindi sometimes.

Though Aziz Khan did not continue his family profession,he ensured that his son Pervez took the training and became an International Sitarist,settling in USA. Even son of Pervez- Shakir became a famous Sitarist. he continues the Etawah gharana tradition now.

Hafiz came to Bombay in the mid 30s and sang a song in the film Bahadur Kisan-1938, music by Meer Saheb. Meer Saheb took him to Minerva and he was employed as a singer. He sang in films like Talaq-38, Jailor-38, Main haari-40 and Sikandar-41. Looking at his jolly nature, Meer Saheb gave him the name Mastana and he became Khan Mastana. Later in his professional life, he wrote Khan Mastana as a singer and Hafiz Khan as a MD.

As a Composer he started with Wasiyat-40, then came Virginia-40, Akela-41, Muqabla, 42, Raahgir-43, Neelam-45 etc. In all, he gave music to 29 films, composing 215 songs. As a singer, he sang 152 songs in 83 films. He also acted in 9 films and directed 1 film- Paramount-41. As a singer he last sang in the film Nek Khatoon-1959 and as a composer his last film was Gunehgaar-53. As an actor his last film was Shikarpuri-47.

Khan Mastana became quite rich. He had 5 flats in Bombay. He had a professional competition with singer G.M.Durrani. It is alleged that once Khan Mastana tried to make Durrani eat a ” Pan ” laced with Sindoor(mercury), so that he can never ever sing again. However, Durrani suspected and vomited immediately. Later, when its analysis was done, the fact came out. Anyway, thanks to Durrani, he did not make it a public issue. Only 17 years after Khan Mastana’s death, Durrani spilled the beans, but did not take Khan Mastana’s name, even then. Only his close friends knew this.

When Mastana was at the height of fame and work, he was invited by the Prince of Hyderabad State to teach music to his Begum. Due to some reason, the Prince became angry with Mastana and he was kept captive for a long time in Hyderabad.

By the time he returned to Bombay. The film industry had changed a lot. Many new singers had appeared. The music pattern had also changed. Khan found it difficult to get singing assignments. However, he continued to compose music. When the bad times continued, he had to sell all his flats, cars etc. He became so poor, that he had to beg near the Mahim Masjid. He also started drinking and taking drugs. Once Naushad saw him there. He tried to help him but drinking had spoiled him completely. Finally he died on 6-3-1972. One of his sons was still begging near the Masjid.

There was a time when in the film Laila Majnu-45, he was the main singer and Rafi was in Chorus. When the bad days came , in the film Laila Majnu (incomplete), Rafi was the main singer and Mastana was in the Chorus ! That is Destiny !!

Today’s song is by Amirbai Karnataki. The song and the tune is quite good. With this song, film Rahgeer-43 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai (Raahgeer)(1943) Singer- Amirbai Karnataki, Lyricist- Shevan Rizvi, MD-Hafiz Khan Mastana

Lyrics

Apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
aankhon mein diye gham ke
daaman pe deewaali hai
aankhon mein diye gham ke
daaman pe deewaali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai

aankhon mein abhi se kyun
aansoo ye chale aaye
aankhon mein abhi se kyun
aansoo ye chale aaye
hamne to abhi dil se
hamne to abhi dil se
ik faans nikaali hai
hamne to abhi dil se
ik faans nikaali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai

gurbat ke zamaane ki
purdard kahaani ye
gurbat ke zamaane ki
purdard kahaani ye
sah daali magar phir bhi
sah daali magar phir bhi
ik baat chhupaani hai
sah daali magar phir bhi
ik baat chhupaani hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai

rote hain zamaane ke
hansne ke liye ??
rote hain zamaane ke
hansne ke liye ??
soorat bhi kabhi roki
ab hamne zamaane se
soorat bhi kabhi roki
ab hamne zamaane se
apni to zamaane se har baat niraali hai
aankhon mein diye gham ke
daaman pe deewaali hai
aankhon mein diye gham ke
daaman pe deewaali hai


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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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Today’s song is a rare song from a C grade Stunt film-Khooni Laash-43. This film was made by Amrit pictures. The name of Producer or the Director of this film is not mentioned in HFGK. This is one of the several problems of the C grade Stunt/ Action films, made on shoestring budgets. Most times the film booklet was not issued and in maximum cases the song records were also not issued commercially. In some films, selected songs are available on records. In the cast also only 4 names are given. The music director was K.Narayan Rao.

K. Narayan Rao is known to be a composer of C grade action/stunt films. No book or Encyclopedia gives information about his Bio data. All the information is available only via the HFGK only.

The first film of K Narayan Rao seems to be Madari Mohan-40, where he joined hands with another composer Prof. B R Deodhar. In 1943 he gave music to Pistolwali,Khazanchi Ka beta,Khooni Laash and Duniya Deewani.In 44,it was Lehri Cameraman and Qatil. In 46,he gave music to Royal mail, Khooni, Reporter, Maaf Kijiyega and Dhokebaaz. In 47-Extra Girl, Chabuk sawar and Sher E Bangal. In 48-Bahadur Naresh, Jungle Goddess, and white Face. 1949-Jagriti, Nakli Baap, Chunnu Munnu and Billi. 1950- Meri Asha and Meherbani. Then in 1959 came his last film with Lacchhiram- Hazar Pariyan. Thus he gave music to 25 films, but not even one film was a Hit, nor was any of his songs famous.

People like Narayan Rao reflect the kind of artistes that were used in C grade films. The audience of such films was typical. They were not worried about the film story or the songs. All that they looked for was sensational dangerous stunts, fighting, a little raw comedy and a reasonably good looking Heroine. With these basic requirements, stunt films did not need well known actors, MDs, Directors or story writers. These films touched the baser emotions of the audience which was generally the lower strata of the society, daily earners and uneducated lot.

Most of us like to see films, be it on a TV, in a cinema hall, or through DVD. Some like old films, some like new films.

Did you ever see films like, Khooni Khanzar, Dagabaj Doctor, Shaitaan ka paash, Char chakram, Daku Rani Talwarwali, Jaadu ka dandaa, Zinda Laash, Revolver Rani, Sindbad-Alladin-Alibaba, Flying man, Fighter Sheela, Khooni Darinda, Tarzan aur Jadugar, Tarzan aur Jadui Chiraag, Golden Gang, Murde ki jaan khatare mein,or Jadui putli ?

I bet none of these movie names have been even heard by you ever. These were all STUNT FILMS or in other words ‘C’ grade films.

In India I really wonder how the classification or Grading of films was done, or who was the person or the body authorised to do it. Censor Certificates do not label A B or C grades at all. Then how does this happen ?

My guess is that films are graded on 2 counts- One, The cost of production or Budget and the class of stars in it and Two, The class of people for whom the film is made or directed, like the Rich, middle and the Poor class. Whatever the basis, there is a very thin line between A and B grade films, while between these two and the C grade films, the line is very Bold and thick indeed !

Stunt films, Costume films, fantasy films and purely Religious films were normally treated as C grade films. These film did not carry any prestige, the actors working in them were exclusive to C grade films, the production values and the budget was quite low and most important, they were ALWAYS shown in theatres situated in older parts of the town, single screens, or only for Morning shows or in Theatres generally frequented by lower strata of society.

A person seeing/loving or craving for such films was generally considered a ‘Low’ creature and a person with ‘child brain’.

In India ,this was the fate of C grade films. Actually these films had everything that A and B grade films had, like, story, songs, dances, fights etc, but still, the treatment given to handling of the story etc in the films was very poor or lacking in expertise.

Stunts have improved, Technology has evolved but the participation of Zippy the Monkey, Tiger the Horse, Moti the Dog, parrots, snakes and khatara cars named Rolls Royce ki beti and Austin ki Bachhi is missing ! The contribution of Fearless Nadia in making Stunt films popular can not be denied, but then she had the backing of companies like Wadia Movietone, Basant Pictures, Ranjit, Sagar, National etc. When you read the stories of these films please don’t employ Logic or common sense to it.
This was a different world altogether. The set of actors was fixed, many times the composers were unheard of or they were known composers now in bad shape, the Directors were typical and the production houses were exclusive to churn out such films.

It is, nevertheless, a fact that many well known and famous actors and actresses of the 40s and 50s evolved from the stunt films of yore. Examples are Jairaj or Master Bhagwan.Can you believe that this roly-poly Bhagwan dada was a great body-builder when he started in stunt films in the late 20s and 30s ? Lalita Pawar(Amboo), Madhuri, Rampyari, Miss Moti, Sabita Devi, and Sulochana (Ruby Myers) are some female examples who graduated to Social films via Stunt films.

C grade films were those films which were made by not so famous banners, almost unknown actors directors and composers. Usually C grade films used to be action/stunt films, made on shoestring budgets, having a fixed storyline resembling Tarzan, Hercules or Hollywood action films of Robin Hood, with the background of a jungle, Tribal people, King-Queen-wicked Vazir and similar stories.

C grade films were always quickies, made on shoe-string budgets. During the late 30s and 40s, Master Bhagwan action films used to be completed in about Rs. 50,000 only- including studio rent, sets, artistes’ fees and other expenses. C grade films had a captive audience comprising factory workers, daily wagers, Low grade earners and students. However, such films used to rake in big profits to the film makers. Therefore, even top class banners sometimes made C grade films, to make up their losses in big film flops.

There were certain production houses specialised and thriving on such films, like Paramount films, Jagriti films, Mohan pictures, Wadia Movietone etc etc. The actors and actresses of such films were fixed. Since the studio system was in vogue, the film studios usually had their actors and directors fixed. Music directors were of no consequence, so anybody would do. Well known composers like C.Ramchandra used to take another name while composing music for C grade action films. Music assistants of famous composers used to give music to such films. Well known composers falling on bad days also gave music to such films. C grade films rarely made Commercial records for their film songs, so such songs are a real rarity even with big collectors.

Some common and regular names one found in Action/Stunt films are, Nadia, Boman Irani, Sayani, Bilimoria bros, Cooper sisters, Zohra Khatun, Ameena Khatun, Khatun Bai, Prakash, Adjania, Noorjehan (sr.), Moosa Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Baburao Pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan, Azim bhai, Basheer, Ali, Bachha, Chandra Rao, Harishchandra Rao, Shankar Rao, Master Bhagwan, Mirajkar, Jamshed, John Cavas, Lalita Pawar, Navin chandra…and many such names.

Barring a few names like Lalita Pawar, Bhagwan, Nadia etc, all the other action film actors remained unknown. No one knows anything about them.Actors like Baburao pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan ( He was the Hero in the First Gujarati Talkie film ‘ Narsi Mehta ‘), Chandra Rao, Sayani etc were quite famous in their times, but except their Filmography (thanks to HFGK), nothing more is known about them. All of them ended with only mere names !

Sometimes Gems were found in these C grade films. Remember the famous qawali- Hamen to loot liya mil ke husn walon ne- which had the honour of becoming the prestigious 5000th song in this Blog ? This was from a C grade film- AL HILAL-58

In my young age I was fond of stunt films and used to travel to theatres in Old city of Hyderabad, to watch films featuring Kamran (father of famous choreographer and Director Farah khan and Director, comedian, Anchor Sajid Khan), Naazi, Bhagwan and many such actors.” Adventures of captain marvel and Trip to the Moon” were my favourites from Hollywood’s Republic Serial productions.

In the 50s and 60s,some respectability to these stunt films was brought by actors like Mahipal, Ranjan, Dara Singh, Azad, Hemant Birje etc. The set of Heroines was also set to Mumtaz, Tabassum,Vijaya Chaudhary, Indira, Nishi etc. Mumtaz started with Stunts and graduated to greater heights and was counted in Top actresses of her days. Costume and Stunt films like Baaz, Insaniyat and Azaad etc were made respectable by the stars acting in them.Interestingly, some famous actresses like Meena Kumari, Shobhana Samarth,Nirupa Roy, etc had acted in stunt C grade films initially.

Over a period the picture changed and nowadays every alternate film has breath-taking stunts done by almost all top Heroes, thanks to SFX, of course !

I am not aware about the film’s story or other details. The cast shown in HFGK is Baburao (Pehalwan), Shanta Rin, E.Bilimoria and Ali. Obviously Eddie Bilimoria was the hero and Shanta Rin must have been the Heroine. Dinshaw and Eddie Billimoria were the brothers who were active from silent films upto films of 50’s decade through the Talkie era, but they always featured in C grade films and hence even their long careers did not make them big stars.

Today’s song from this film is sung by Naseem Akhtar. In fact this was her first hindi film in Bombay for which she sang songs. Naseem Akhtar ‘s father was a Sarangi player. They were originally from Kashmir. She was born in 1924. She started singing on Lahore Radio. Impressed with her singing style,composer pt. Amarnath gave her a break in Nishani-1942. Till then she used to sing at rich people’s functions and mehfils etc. after Nishani,she came to Bombay to sing for Khooni Laash-43.She never acted in any films.She sang in Bhai, Ek din ka Sultan, 40 karod, Flat no.9, Pehli nazar, Ratnavali, Dharma, Sanyasi, Wamiq Azra, Tadbir, Shahjehan, Nek Parveen, Safar, Keemat, Sohni Mahiwal, Bhanwar, Ek Roz, Doli, Parai aag etc. She sang for Naushad, Ghulam Mohd, Anil Biswas, Shyamsunder, Ghulam Hyder, Rafiq Gaznavi, Govind Ram, Sajjad Hussain, Firoze Nizami and C.Ramchandra.

She sang 72 songs in 40 films in India. She left for Pakistan after Partition and sang in a few films, but was not successful. She got married and settled as a housewife. It seems she died in Lahore on 11-5-2007 at the age of 87 years.

With this song, film Khooni Laash-1943 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Loot liya loot liya nainan ne haay ree (Khooni Laash)(1943) Singer- Naseem Akhtar, Lyricist- Shevan Rizvi, MD- K Narayan Rao

Lyrics

Loot liya
Loot liya nainan ne
haaye ree
haaye ree
Loot liya
Loot liya nainan ne
haaye ree
haaye ree

nazar uthhaana halke se
haay
nazar uthhaana halke see
kaale gusuon ki ye zulfen
haaye
kaale gusuon ki ye zulfen
das liyo das liyo naagan ne
haay
das liyo das liyo naagan ne
haay naagan ne
haay
Loot liya
Loot liya nainan ne
haaye ree
haay ree
Loot liya
Loot liya nainan ne
haaye ree
haay ree

kahaan hai ??? raha aa aa aa
milte hi ??
?? nazar ka
aayi aawaaz lehron se
chalaa aaye ??
maar diya
maar diya
chitwan ne
haay
maar diya
maar diya
chitwan ne
haay chitwan ne
haaye
Loot liya
Loot liya nainan ne
nainan ne
haay ree


This article is written by nahm, 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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Munawwar Sultana – 96th Birth Anniversary on 08/11/2020

The name Munawwar means, shining brightly or aglow. Combined with Sultana, it becomes “an empress who shone with a bright light”. Munawwar Sultana was born on 8th November, 1924 at Lahore, she had a compact but meaningful career from 1941 to 1956 of working in 28 films. After this she settled down to married life and devoted her-self to raising her family. She expired at the age of 82 on 15th September 2007.

I have not seen any of the films she acted in but some of the songs picturised on her are my personal favorites. The song Afsaana likh rahi hoon de=il e bekaraar ka is one of those songs which will be remembered till hindi film songs are remembered. From what I have read about her career, she was very much part of the A list actors and film makers of the era, and she quit while still in demand. She might even have cut down on films because she wanted to quit. She never made a comeback despite living in Mumbai all her life and in the thick of things at Pali Hill. The busiest and eventful time of her career is from 1947 to 1952.

Another important film of Munawwar Sultana is Babul 1950, which has her lip syncing this famous unforgettable duet Milte hi aankhen dil huaa deewaana kisi ka .

I was looking for a song picturised on her and found this film “Pyar Ki Manzil” 1950, with music by Husnlal Bhagartam. It is my experience that whenever I have stumbled upon their songs, I have not moved on to look for a better choice. So here is the melodious, female duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum.

Here is the list of this films songs already posted in the blog;

Song Date of posting
Aankhon mein aankhen daal ke 16 May 2011
Bichhde huye saajan ki 20 June 2011
Ae chaand zaraa sun le 28 September 2011
Padosan ke ladke ne dil mera chheena 2 February 2015
Bheega hua daaman hai to aankhon mein hai paani 17 December 2017

Though the film “Pyar Ki Manzil” is available on youtube, only audio of songs are there. In the absence of video, I have no way of knowing which song is pictured on Munawwar Sultana, among the remaining 5 songs of the film, not yet posted. So it is doubly prudent that I chose this song, a female duet, the chances of it featuring Munnawar Sultana doubles. Actually Rehman is the hero, and two singers are talking about him in the song.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist, of this wonderfully tuned song. It should have been a popular song, even in 1950 crowded as it was with all the great songs of the era.

This is the present tally of Huslal-Bhagatram and Shewan Rizvi in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs
Husnlal Bhagatram 289 451 (50 movies)
Shewan Rizvi 118 381

100th song of Shewan Rizvi was some years ago, which raises the thought that it is time to improve this poets tally in the blog. Some of the 28 movies starring Munawwar Sultana, not yet yippeed or represented in the blog, may have a few more songs filmed on her, and who knows what all pearls are lying in wait to be discovered.


Song-Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana (Pyaar Ki Manzil)(1950) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

thhandi hawaaon ka kar ke bahaana
kar ke bahaana
kahaani hamaari
hamin se chhupaana
hamin se chhupaana
bhole balmaa ne yeh nahin jaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

na be-chainiyan dil ki na tum se chhupengi
na tum se chhupengi
zubaan chup rahi to
nagaahen kahengi
nagaahen kahengi
lagi dil ki hai mushkil chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

wo ruk ruk ke kehnaa
mazaa de rahaa thha
mazaa de rahaa thha
ke nazaron ka jhuknaa
pataa de rahaa thha
pataa de rahaa thha
lagaa dil pe nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

yahi dekhnaa hai
na kab tak kahoge
na kab tak kahoge
kahaan tak muhobbat mein
chup chup rahoge ae
chup chup rahoge
piya kab tak karoge bahaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa


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