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Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14954

 

‘Bobby’ – a once in a life time sojourn. Smitten by this film, youngsters in any age will not be awed by any other drama of romance.

‘Bobby’ – the heart beat of a generation. Murmurs of that heartbeat continue to be alive decades after. Memories of that first love still makes the blood race through the veins, just as if that primal experience is still happening – for the first time.

‘Bobby’ – never before, and never after – was a story of adolescent love, ever presented with such an alluring composure, and such a charismatic style.

‘Bobby’ – open that page even today, and the freshness of fragrance of that first touch, that first embrace, that first kiss – under a row of Gulmohar trees in full bloom, still has the thump to pummel you off your feet. The ‘flame of the forest’ is ablaze with a riot of red. And so are the raging emotions within – not just the star crossed lovers on screen – it is me too, still floundering and floating in those seminal sensations of love – the moment frozen in time and age, forever. Check out the lover’s tryst at the swimming pool. Every other experience of passionate emotions pales into insignificance in the face of this compelling, electric attraction.

‘Bobby’ – the enduring Perfect Storm – nothing else comes close to capturing that first pubescent surge of hormones – the heart’s first introduction to the fascinating enthrallment of passion and love.

‘Bobby’ – the first steps into the adventures of delight, when the self desires to make space for another for the first time, savoring the first unfamiliar ecstasies of love.

‘Bobby’ – a film, a name, and a girl in a white frock with grey dots and a red piping – standing next to the entrance, near the golden statue of a maiden carrying a pot of water, quenching the thirst of many kinds; and the strains of music that play on that first sighting – “Jeena Yahaan Marna Yahaan, Is Ke Siwa Jaana Kahaan”. As always, the master of melodramatic presentation, RK chose this oh so appropriate music to play when this simple young girl made her first presence on the screen, and into the hearts of million young men – yes – Is Ke Siwa Jaana Kahaan. . .

I have written before about my many crushes on many a beauty of the silver screen. But this was / is the first time I really fell in love. Never heard of this girl before. Dimple Kapadia – no background in films, no links in the industry – and one day, she is just there, standing near the entrance, next to that golden statue. It was just a moment – and she took my heart away. That was just yesterday, but it seems as if an age has passed, and an entire life story of love has been played out. And yet, frozen in time, it still is 1973, and Bobby and me – forever.

As far as I can remember, no other film, no other director had, till that time, tried to tackle the subject of adolescent romance. Yes, there have been many films about childhood friendships that blossom out into love and romance when the protagonists are adults. College going students – yes, many films that have dealt with college romance. The one drawback of these tales was – the lead pair never did look like college students. Senior actors in their thirties, forties and even fifties, attempting to play romantic leads on a college campus. All is well till the movie plays, but once done, the memories remain of the oversize actors trying to fit into very young shoes.

Bobby was different. Bobby was homegrown fresh, young, as young can be. Dimple – all of sixteen years when she stepped into this role. Rishi, albeit not so young, was 21. But with his cupcake Johnson baby looks, he charmed his way into the hearts of a million girls. Take away all the aesthetics, and the story is as old as the ruins of Ranjeet Studios – boy from rich family meets girl from family not of the same social status, they fall in love, and the entire world around them crumbles down upon them. Coming all the way from days of Parsi theatre and silent cinema, this tale has been played over and over again, umpteen times.

And then, after seven decades or so, this tale once again exploded on to the screens, and ignited a whole generation of teenagers – a fire that has not been doused since then. It was not the melodrama that worked; it was, somewhat maybe, the music that worked; it was not the apparently artificial ambience of the Nath affluence – the rich side of the tussle; it was not the exaggerated and affected brash and boisterous Braganza who wears the same undersized suit to every formal scene in the film, (gosh, even the not so affluent have a proper dress sense), and the supporting roles – mother, nanny, friends, society girls, mild brained proposal for making a business alliance – in short, there was nothing in the film that was not done before, even by RK himself, nothing that was new for the cinema screen and for the audiences. What turned out to the winner was the lead pair – two unknown faces whose on screen chemistry tugged at the strings of the heart of the audience, and turned the rest of the oft repeated paraphernalia around them into a very convincing, charming, fascinating tale.

And between the two of them, Bobby comes up trumps to the histrionics of Raja. The film is Bobby, and Bobby all the way. Making innocence and glamour look oh so easy, the images in the mind are forever now – the coy and shy little girl in a frock, who is afraid to step into the lavish party, keeps standing at the entrance; the naïve and innocent little girl, telling about the ‘dhuk-dhuki’ in her heart when she see him; the troubled and broken lady, her heart asunder albeit from a misunderstood conversation, as she too looking on with pleading eyes, but unable to take a step towards him; the screaming pleading young woman, beseeching her grandmother not to lock her up, as Josef physically pulls her away and carries her upstairs at the behest of an agonized but very firm Mrs. Braganza. . . and many more. The images keep playing in the mind. And the film is all about this teen aged girl who is so intensely convinced about her love – you can see it in her face as she pleads with her grandmother – that she will die if separated from Raja; and sitting in the audience seats, one is so starkly convinced that she will, that there are tears streaming and the body muscles want to jump on to the screen and beat the hell out of Josef.

Oh Bobby, Bobby, Bobby – she pulled up a storm, and then – she just walked away. In a manner of speaking, it is good that she did. The legend and the aura of Bobby remained constant, unremitting . . . verily to become perpetual. The Dimple that we see from a decade later is a very different avatar. The memories, the marvel, the legend of Bobby, has remained intact. Nobody could quite portray the coy innocence and purity of heart, as we see Bobby on the screen and in the dreams. And that is very well for me – it is 1973, and Bobby, forever.

I am both sad and glad to get the opportunity for announcing the Yippeee-dom status for this film. After a 10 years travel, finally all the songs of this film are now present on the blog. 🙂  And sad, because we won’t be discussing this Bobby again in any future post. 😦

Eight songs, eight wonderful songs keeping alive the RK tradition for the best in music. The songs created quite a ripple when released, and over the decades, have remained popular with every new generation of teenagers, who simply love the ideas of simple thoughts as in “Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai” and “Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon”. 🙂 The seven songs posted earlier happened in the following sequence.

 

1 Main Shaayar To Nahin 869 10-Mar-09
2 Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De 998 30-Mar-09
3 Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai 5708 30-Mar-12
4 Jhoothh Bole Kauwwaa Kaate Kaale Kawwe Se Dariyo 13319 8-Jun-17
5 Ham Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon Aur Chaabhi Kho Jaaye 14732 3-Nov-18
6 Beshaq Mandir Masjid Todo, Bulle Shaa Ye Kehta 14918 10-Mar-19
7 Na Chaahoon Sona Chaandi 14940 20-Mar-19

 

A journey that started 10 years ago, culminates today, with the posting of this fabulous and scintillating party song that carries many layers of silent conversations within itself. We are more than two third of the way into the movie. Nath and Braganza have fallen out big time, with the belligerent Braganza promising all sorts of consequences if Nath’s son is seen anywhere close to his daughter. Bobby is sent off to Goa – a la “Akhiyon Ko Rahne De Akhiyon Ke Aas Paas“. Raja is confined and under watch. New Year eve is nigh. The business driven Nath makes a business driven decision to announce the engagement of his son with the daughter of Mr. Sharma, one of his business associates. No matter that the lady chosen is somewhat retarded, and much below her actual age in mental capacity. Not being able to rebel and speak his mind, unable to confront his father, Raja is in a deadly dilemma about his life.

The party happens. The song happens. And Raja gets the answer for his life. As I said, the song has multiple layers of silent conversations happening. The party and the celebration is one. The parents are agog with delight of having struck two birds with one stone – made a major business gain, and tied down a wayward son into household chains. The joy of Nikki (Farida Jalal) is on a different high – she is getting married into another rich family. Then the song and the performance itself – that speaks of the travesty of love and lovers. Woe becomes he who is wretched enough to be entangled in a snare of love.

And there is the mind of Raja – bewildered, afraid, not believing what is going on around him. His insides are in a shamble, his heart is in agony, and all his parents can think of is an alliance for him, and a grand new year party. A look at him, his lost expressions in the midst of so much dance and revelry. And one is reminded of another RK song –

dhakke pe dhakka, reley pe relaa
hai bheed itni, par dil akela
par dil akela

And the scenario takes you back across two decades of musical and cinematic articulation – the troubled expressions of the face of Raja feeling hopelessly lost amidst the ongoing celebration, threading back to the joker singing at the Bombay carnival (‘Mera Naam Joker’, 1970), leading you back one more layer, to the bumbling hobo, new to the big town, and completely lost in its hustle bustle (‘Shri 420’, 1955). When I see that image, that look on Rishi Kapoor’s face during this party song, my mind goes back these two steps to more of RK’s wonder illustrations.

And then, we have this covert conversation happening between the dancer and the teenager with a troubled mind. The dancer is singing for him, without him realizing it so, at the beginning. In the first stanza, the dancer explains to Raja, the vagaries of love one has to endure. Falling in love does not mean just losing your heart to someone – actually one loses everything in life, one’s entire world and even one’s happiness. Then the dancer goes on to explain the time of adolescence – and this one line in this song is so intensely killing –

ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai

And in this one liner, the lyricist has said everything that one needs to be said for the agonies of coming of age. This time of transition and hormonal changes bring in awarenesses that didn’t exist in the mind before. And these awarenesses are confusing, troubling and at times frightening. The call of the dancer’s voice now catches Raja’s attention – who realizes that this song is being sung for him. And in the second stanza, the dancer now reveals an answer. The seed is planted, the way is shown, and the contemplation of an elopement is initiated –

bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to. . .

Lovely choreography here. For a moment, Raja is encircled by other dancers with frightening masks, as if he is caged inside a prison of fear, and the next instant, the dancer is floating away like a bird flying. And the words for the second stanza commence. Just pause and watch again this small magical interlude segment.

The third stanza of this song appears separately and a little later in the film (and is inserted as Part II in the lyrics below). Raja has run away from home, reached the place in Goa where Bobby is confined with her grandmother. He pleads to be allowed to meet, and to be permitted to be married. Grandma locks him up also, and sends message to Bombay. In the night, Raja manages to escape, gets in to Bobby’s room, and now they both flee on the mobike. The third stanza plays now. The burden of this stanza says that this incurable malady of love is under no one’s control, no matter how formidable a learned person (jogi – one who can control the senses and the mind) or how skilled a snake charmer might one be. A snake charmer is supposed to have power to control any snake. The lyrics say that the serpents of love are not even in their control.

The words in the song, the choreography, the covert exchanges happening between the dancer and the teenager – oh so well designed and executed. There is another layer of conversation that gets revealed. Just watch the expressions and try to visualize the mind of the young man as the song progresses. He is troubled, he is lost, he is incensed by the apparent sarcasm that the dancer is singing. And then he catches on. The message of being trapped “Ae. . .  Phansaa” transforms from his original thoughts that he played the game of hearts and lost and got trapped in this pining pain of love. But when Nikki joins the party, and the dancer points out yet once again “Ae. . .  Phansaa” he realizes – not earlier as he was thinking, but the entrapment is happening now, with the new proposed alliance for him. One begins to see a glimmer of understanding dawn in his eyes and his expressions. He is now listening more carefully. And when the second stanza is in progress, one can clearly make out that now he is fully in sync with the dancer, and her words, and the covert messages that she is communicating. And when the words for flying away with the pinjra are aired, the young man is all attention, slowly one feels the mind moving towards a new resolve, a new plan. At the end of this stanza, there is a very brief, but very meaningful pause, a wink, and a twist smile – almost as if saying – ‘Go’. In the film, the next thing we see is the mother, with letter in her hand, announcing with a scream that her son has run away – and the party has not yet ended. And the next thing we see is the young man and the vroooom of the Rajdoot GTS bike.

And I would like to talk about the dancer now, saving that for the last. In my mind, probably the best dance performance by Aruna Irani, across her career. The music is very fast paced, the movements are very energetic, and true to the RK traditions, the woman in her is so vividly and so sensitively, and sensuously presented. It is such a treat to watch this performance. I have lost the count of times that I have replayed this video in the past couple of days as I work to complete this write up. A superlative performance indeed, by her. Her expressions exhibit how much she is enjoying this herself. And very clearly, she is giving everything to this song. The sequences of steps, the movements – wonderfully choreographed and so expressively delivered by her.

The film credits do not include the name of the dance director, but after some digging, I am able to locate the name. The dance director in this film is Sohanlal, of Madras (now Chennai). It is tons of years ago, but I remember having met him in Madras. There was a brief period of time when I was in Madras on a job assignment. And one of my aunts, who stayed in Madras – her family was a tenant in the bungalow of Sohanlal, somewhere in Adyar area. I used to visit my aunt’s family almost on a weekly basis. And on a couple of occasions I even sat in the studio where Sohanlal ji was instructing students for practice.

Back to Aruna Irani. She has a brief but a significant role in the film. The misunderstanding that is caused between the young lovers, inadvertently, she is in the middle of it. In all her scenes, she looks so extremely charming and ravishing. And always on the dot with her presence and dialogue delivery.  A short and a very sweet performance. Of course with this dance as her best one that I can remember.

And so, the last of Bobby songs is now posted. We announce the addition of this film to the list of Yippeee’d films on our blog. Maybe, I won’t be writing any more about this film. But that is not to say that I do not have more to say about the film, and about Bobby – my first love. That is going to remain with me forever. Yes, it is 1973. . . forever.

The film is a benchmark for stories of young romance, that have been told, and as well for the stories that still have to be told. But the legend of ‘Bobby’ will endure.

The songs that have given idioms that have crept into the language of this subcontinent, be it “. . . pyaar mein sauda nahin”, or “. . . par pyaar bhara dil kabhi na todo, is dil mein dilbar rehta”, or even the simple expression that says “. . . mujhe kuchh kehna hai”. And yes, the ice breaker as one attempts to attract the attention of a lady – “main shaayar to nahin. . .”.

And thus I close this post with the reiteration – an expression for all who are always young in the heart. . .

“If you ever have been in love, this film is for you. . .”

(Part I – Party Scene)

(Part II – On The Road)

Song – Us Ka Chhoota Ghar Baar Sansaar (Bobby) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

(Part I)

ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .

mmmmmmm mmmmmmm
arey arey arey

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
phasaa. . .

laa laalaaa laa raa laa
laalala laalala laalala laalala

ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai
ye ek saal
naujawaanon ka
nadaanon ka
deewaanon ka
ye ek saal
bachpan aur jawaani ke beech ka
bada bura hota hai
aashiq ka ho gaya naam badnaam
hua anjaam
subah sham zamaana hansa
hansa
hansa
ha ha ha ha ha ha
ae..ae..ae..ae..ae. . . phasaa. . .
uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
ae. . . phasaa. . .

bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to
shaayad jaan bach jaaye
bacha ke aa..aankh
kisi jharokhe se
kisi mauke se
kabhi dhokhe se
bacha ke aa..aankh
panchhi pinjra le ke ud jaaye to
shaayad jaan bach jaaye
jeena hua dushwaar dildaar
ke laga aar paar teer kisi ne kasaa
kasaa
kasaa. . .
ae..
ae..
ae..
ae. . . phasaa. . .

uska chhoota ghar baar sansaar
jo kar ke pyaar yaar kisi ke dil mein basaa
basaa
basaa. . .
ae. . . phasaa. . .

(Part II)
ye prem rog
bade bade jogi saperon se bas mein nahin
hota hai
ye prem rog. . .
pyaar karte hain
log marte hain
kahaan darte hain
ye prem rog
bade bade jogi saperon se bas mein nahin
hota hai
us ne liya bairaag
jag se bhaag
ke lagi aag

naaginon ne jise dasaa
dasaa
dasaa
ha ha ha ha ha

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(भाग १)

ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰
फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

म्ममममम म्ममममम
अरे अरे अरे

उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
फसा॰ ॰ ॰

ला लाला ला रा ला
लालाला लालाला लालाला लालाला

ये एक साल
बचपन और जवानी के बीच का
बड़ा बुरा होता है
ये एक साल
नौजवानों का
नादानों का
दीवानों का
ये एक साल
बचपन और जवानी के बीच का
बड़ा बुरा होता है
आशिक का हो गया नाम बदनाम
हुआ अंजाम
सुबह शाम ज़माना हंसा
हंसा
हंसा
हा हा हा हा हा हा
ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰
उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

बचा के आ॰॰आँख
पंछी पिंजरा ले के उड़ जाये तो
शायद जान बच जाये
बचा के आ॰॰आँख
किसी झरोखे से
किसी मौके से
कभी धोखे से
बचा के आ॰॰आँख
पंछी पिंजरा ले के उड़ जाये तो
शायद जान बच जाये
जीना हुआ दुश्वार दिलदार
के लगा आर पार तीर किसी ने कसा
कसा
कसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰
उसका छूटा घर बार संसार
जो करके प्यार यार किसी के दिल में बसा
बसा
बसा॰ ॰ ॰
ए॰ ॰ ॰ फंसा॰ ॰ ॰

(भाग २)

ये प्रेम रोग
बड़े बड़े जोगी सपेरों से बस में नहीं
होता है
ये प्रेम रोग॰ ॰ ॰
प्रेम करते हैं
लोग मरते हैं
कहाँ डरते हैं
ये प्रेम रोग
बड़े बड़े जोगी सपेरों से बस में नहीं
होता है
उसने लिया बैराग
जग से भाग
के लगी आग
नागिनों ने जिसे डसा
डसा
डसा
हा हा हा हा हा हा

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This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, 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 : 3652 Post No. : 14501

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 9
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My last post on our blog has been sometime back. I have been meaning to write about this song which has a couple of rare occurrences in the Hindi Film and Music world and was waiting for an opportune moment.

Recently, I have been fighting my own battles on my health front, having been hospitalised for surgical and advanced interventional pain management procedures, more than a couple of times in the last one year. I have diabetes, which is under control, however it has caused neuropathy in both my feet causing severe pain with tingling and burning sensations. I would like to take this opportunity to create awareness amongst all the readers of this blog that diabetes can be very dangerous and draining and that one should take care of their feet. One’s feet bear the entire weight of one’s body but always fail to get the attention and good care, as with other parts of the body.

Well, coming back to today’s post. Late last month, we, the regular (and irregular) contributors of this blog were told by our beloved SudhirJi, that the blog was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its creation and that song posts were expected from all the contributors. However, as hard as I tried, I couldn’t stick up to the deadline of sending in our contributions. However, Sudhir Ji would not relent and sent me another request to send in my post. This made me very embarrassed and I made a promise to myself that come what may, I will write my post and send it today, three days after my second extended deadline.

My association with this blog actually started around two years after I started my Facebook group – Rare Hindi Film Songs in 2010. In searching for old and rare songs to post, I would often visit the blog and later I came to know that even Atul Ji, the creator of this blog was a member and a regular visitor of my group. However, it took me almost 4 years to write my first post – for the song “Chup Chup Chup Kyon Baithe Ho” – and send it to Atul Ji for moderation and posting. Since then, I have been sending in my posts in bursts, start and stop.

Till date I have just posted about 20 odd songs, but I feel so much drawn to the Atulites group that I feel I have come to my home group amongst these various people across the world, who share similar passion and views. In particular, Avinash Ji and Sudhir Ji seem to like my kind of songs from movies of the 70s and early eighties, not that others are not encouraging.

My heartiest congratulations to Atul Ji, ASAD, Atulites and all the people who love HFM, on the 10th anniversary of this endeavour !!!

Now coming to today’s song. As I have mentioned above, this is a special song for me as it has a few rare characteristics associated with it, in the HFM world and also since it is quite a rare song. It is from the Pran, Navin Nischol and Rekha starrer ‘Dharma’ released in 1973. Two other songs from this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. For those who haven’t seen the movie or have forgotten it, the plot summary can be read here on IMDB.

Now, coming to this song with ‘Two Rare Occurrences’ for a Hindi movie!

It is an almost eight minute long song, starting with a straight cut and paste of the song “Aur Mera Naam Hai Jameela” sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the 1967 film ‘Night in London’ (composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and penned by Anand Bakshi). In both the films, Helen is the dancer performing this song on screen. But of course, the choreography is different in the two films. In this clip from ‘Dharma’, only one stanza of the original song from ‘Night In London’ is included and it is about 2 minutes in duration. Well this is one rare thing.

The second and most important rare thing about this song is that after Helen’s initial lip syncing to this cut-paste song, the actual song, sung by Asha Bhosle, is lip synced by four of the best cabaret dancers of that era. Of course after the Numero Uno – Helen – who’s in the first part. The subsequent segments are performed by Faryal, Sonia Sahani, Jayashree T and Bindu.

The video opens with Helen beginning the dance with some male dancers. The music has already begun. We can also see Ramesh Deo with Asit Sen, who is watching the dance wide-eyed and lecherously. They go to another dance bar and Faryal starts her part followed by Sonia Sahni performing in the third bar. In the fourth bar, Jayashree T is performing bhangra. In the last bar, they do drugs with drinks while Bindu is performing. In this film, Madan Puri and Ramesh Deo are together shown to cheat rich men by taking them to clubs and tempting them with wine and women. The song shows Seth Garib Das (Asit Sen) is being trapped by them and this cabaret number is organized for him.

I hope all of you like the interesting facts of this song as well as the song. Please comment.


Song – Arey Saaqi Jo Kal Ki Hai Bachi Baaki (Dharma) (1973) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Omi, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Sonik-Omi

Lyrics

yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

har ek dil ko dhadakne ki aadat huyi
main jis gali se bhi guzri qayamat huyi
log nazren bichaane lage
log nazren bichaane lage
haal dil ka sunaane lage
yaar ki nigaahon me
pyaar ki mehfil me
saahib main rahti hoon
aashiqon ke dil me
aur mera naam hai jameela

arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
arey saaqi
jo kal ki hai
bachi baaki
usi ka daur chal jaaye
utha parda
dekh jalwa
ke sheeshe mein
jawani ab utar jaaye
arey saaqi

rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
aa
rani hoon main raat ki
tu hai galiyon ka raaja
soyi hui jawani ko
tu chhoo ke zara jaga ja
meri nigahein, aadayen ye baahein bulaayen
veeraa. . .
hahh veeraa. . .aah
la laa la laa la laa la laa

o ho
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
machal ke pee
sambhal ke pee
paimane mein maikhaana doob na jaaye
arey saaqi

dil le ja nishaani
badi meherbaani
haaye dil le jaa nishaani
badi meherbaani
teri jiyegi
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
o mere dil jaani
teri jiyegi jug jug jawaani
ho mere dil jaani
haaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajna
ve sun makhna
tu yaad rakhna
ke yaari toot na jaaye
ve sun sajana..aa..aa. . .

dum mein dum hai to dum laga
duniya kya hai nasha hi nasha
aasmaan ke baadal to
kuchh bhi nahin
mazaa to tab hai ke
zameen pe baadal bana
mere humdum
raat hai kam
ke baaton mein
ye saari
raat na jaaye
mere humdum. . .
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

हर एक दिल को धड़कने की आदत हुई
मैं जिस गली से भी गुज़री क़यामत हुई
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
लोग नज़रें बिछाने लगे
हाल दिल का सुनाने लगे
यार की निगाहों में
प्यार की महफिल में
साहिब मैं रहती हूँ
आशिक़ों के दिल में
और मेरा नाम है जमीला

अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
अरे साक़ी
जो कल की है
बची बाकी
उसी का दौर चल जाये
उठा पर्दा
देख जलवा
के शीशे में
जवानी अब उतार जाये
अरे साक़ी

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा

रानी हूँ मैं रात की
तू है गलियों का राजा
सोई हुई जवानी को
तू छू के ज़रा जगा जा
मेरी निगाहें अदाएं ये बाहें बुलाएँ
वीरा॰ ॰ ॰
हाहह वीरा॰ ॰ ॰ आहह
ल ला ल ला ल ला ल ला

ओ हो
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
मचल के पी
संभाल के पी
पैमाने में मैखाना डूब ना जाये
अरे साक़ी

दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
हाय दिल दे जा निशानी
बड़ी मेहरबानी
तेरी जिएगी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
ओ मेरे दिल जानी
तेरी जिएगी जुग जुग जवानी
हो मेरे दिल जानी
हाए वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना
वे सुन मखना
तू याद रखना
के यारी तू ना जाये
वे सुन सजना॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

दम में दम है तो दम लगा
दुनिया क्या है नशा ही नशा
आसमां के बादल तो
कुछ भी नहीं
मज़ा तो तब है के
ज़मीं पे बादल बना
मेरे हमदम
रात है कम
के बातों में
ये सारी
रात ना जाये
मेरे हमदम॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3467 Post No. : 13915

Missing Films of 1960s – 42
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IS Johar had a lead of three years over Raj Kapoor. His film ‘Mera Naam Johar’, released in 1967, preceded the great showman’s masterpiece ‘Mera Naam Joker’ which came in 1970. It is a matter of conjecture now, as to who inspired whom. 🙂

So this film is the debut film for today. IS Johar was going very strong, and travelling to many destinations  in the 1960s. In 1965 we saw him in ‘Goa’ with Memood. In 1966, he travelled to ‘Kashmir’. Then in 1967, along with the proclamation that his name is ‘Johar’, he also appeared in ‘Bombay’. His next trip was somewhat delayed, considered that he travelled overseas to ‘Hong Kong’ in 1971, once again in Mehmood’s company.

The film is produced under the banner of Sudershan Chitra, Bombay, and is directed by Saran Kant. Besides himself in lead role, other members of the cast include Sonia Sahni, Dhoomal, Aruna Irani, Raj Mehra and Tiwari amongst others. The film has 6 songs listed. Music is from the mind of Usha Khanna. Two songwriters are listed – Asad Bhopali and Qamar Jalaalabaadi. However, only three of the songs have a specific lyricist identified. For this song, the lyricist name has not been identified. This song is written by Qamar Sb. (This information is actually available in the addenda to the volume IV of Geet Kosh, which I missed referring to earlier.)

The song is delivered in a very comical situation. And the songwriter has written some very catchy lines to match the situation. Apparently it seems that IS Johar and Sonia Sahni have to make a getaway from the clutches of the villain’s gangsters, who are blocking the roads even, and screening the people coming and going. And the way out found by the hero is something that can happen only in IS Johar films. They form a funeral procession, and they have Sonia Sahni acting like a dead body, being carried in the traditional funerary ‘takht’ on the shoulders of a group of people. IS Johar, with his head tonsured and wearing only a dhoti, seems to be the epitome of the prime mourner, carrying the traditional fire in a ‘matka’.

He leads the singing, with this song in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor. The group of people accompanying him includes people who are playing the ‘dholak’ and ‘khartaal’ etc. The procession meets the villain’s henchmen in a sort of a road block. And IS Johar is singing and telling the entire real story – that the dead body is  actually ‘zinda’ (alive), and that they are making good an escape with no one the wiser.

The play acting is so convincing that the henchmen who are leading this group of baddies, actually come forward and shoulder the funerary carriage for some distance, even singing along with the group. A most hilarious situation contrived by the director, and so brazenly and blatantly executed by IS Johar and company. IS Johar looks so convincing in his role as a fake mourner, and as he sings along the lines in which he is indicating the truth of the situation, only if someone would listen ‘between the words’. . . – “Jaane Waala Chala Hai Dekho Rok Sakey Na Koi” 🙂

See, listen and enjoy.

 

Song – Ram Naam Satya Hai Gopal Naam Satya Hai  (Mera Naam Johar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Usha Khanna
Chorus

Lyrics

ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

jo chaahe wo kar sakta hai
kabhi na chhodo aas
jo chaahe wo kar sakta hai
kabhi na chhodo aas
sada parbhu par karo bharosa
keh gaye johar das
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

kabhi aatma mar nahin sakti
rehti hai ta-binda
kabhi aatma mar nahin sakti
rehti hai ta-binda
log jinhen bejaan samajhte
hotey hain wo zinda
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

insaanon ke bas mein kya hai
kaahe akde banda
insaanon ke bas mein kya hai
kaahe akde banda
logo punya kamaate jaao
dete jaao kandha
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

baat ram ki ram hi jaane
honi thi so hoi
baat ram ki ram hi jaane
honi thi so hoi
jaane waala chala hai dekho
rok sakey na koi
bolo
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai
ram naam satya hai
gopal naam satya hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

जो चाहे वो कर सकता है
कभी ना छोड़ो आस
जो चाहे वो कर सकता है
कभी ना छोड़ो आस
सदा प्रभु पर करो भरोसा
कह गए जौहर दास
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

कभी आत्मा मर नहीं सकती
रहती है ता-बिंदा
कभी आत्मा मर नहीं सकती
रहती है ता-बिंदा
लोग जिन्हें बेजान समझते
होते हैं वो ज़िंदा
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

इन्सानों के बस में क्या है
काहे अकड़े बंदा
इन्सानों के बस में क्या है
काहे अकड़े बंदा
लोगो पुण्य कमाते जाओ
देते जाओ चंदा
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

बात राम की राम ही जाने
होनी थी सो होई
बात राम की राम ही जाने
होनी थी सो होई
जाने वाला चला है देखो
रोक सके ना कोई
बोलो
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है
राम नाम सत्य है
गोपाल नाम सत्य है

 


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Blog Day : 3462 Post No. : 13892

“Johar in Bombay” (1967) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Thakkar Films, Bombay. The movie had I S Johar, Sonia Sahni, K N Singh, Rajendranath, Madan Puri, Polson, Jeevankala etc in it.

This movie was one of several “Johar in…” series on movies, a bit like the “Carry on…” series of movies in Hollywood.
In this particular movie, I S Johar ties up with Rajendranath, both playing good for nothing slackers who somehow manage to save the coutry (if not the world) from evil scientists out to destroy the country (if not the world).

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the sixth and final song from “Johar in Bombay” (1967). This song is a rare song in the sense that it is not available as a standalone song on YT as of now. The song is a roadside tamasha song where I s Johar and Rajendranath and seen performing a streetside dance alongwith their love interests- Sonia Sahni and Jeewankala (?). The dance performance have elements of punjabi folk dance followed by Maharashtrian lavani folk dance.

The song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor, S Balbir, Usha Timothy and Krishna Kalle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Today (9 january 2018) happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahendra Kapoor (9 january 1934-27 september 2008). Quite fortuitously, this happens to the 300th song of Mahendra Kapoor in the blog. So this is a perfect tribute to the singer in the blog.

It also happens to be the 15th death anniversary of Qamar Jalalabadi (9 january 2003). So this song serves as a tribute to Qamar Jalalabadi as well.

With this song, “Johar in Bombay” (1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Naach sasure naach nakhra ab na chalega (Johar in Bombay)(1967) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir, Usha Timothy, Krishna Kalle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Usha Khanna
Male singers together
Female singers together

Lyrics

kaise hote khel tamaashe
arre is duniya ke beech
o bandar se insaan bane
to insaan se ban gaye reechh

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
hoy naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega

hoy hoy
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naacha to haiwaan se insaan banega
naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
baari barsi khatan gaya
hoy
hoy baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda taala
ho ladki gulaab jaisi
aur ?? reechh hai saala
he ladki gulaab jaisi

baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara
baari barsi khatan gaya
te khatak ke lyaanda aara

ho taane mujhe dene waale
jaa dekha ishq tumhaara
ho taane mujhe dene waale

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

ho saari nagariya
aa aa aa aa aa aa
saari nagariya ruk ruk dekhe
kaisi nautanki aayi
aga bai
kaisi nautanki aayi re
arre dekho yaaron khel naya
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
sasure ko nachaaye janwaai
janwaai
janwaai

aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji

dil mein chhupaa hai
ae ae ae ae
dil mein chhupaa hai
pyaar kisi ka
karne chale hain bhalaai
haay raam
karne chale hain bhalaai

sasure ka bahaana hai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
tere dil mein basi hai lugaai
lugaai
lugaai

ji ji ji ji ji ji ji
aga bai
ji ji ji ji ji ji ji

naach susure naach
nakhra ab na chalega

naach baaba naach
nakhra ab na chalega

oy naach sasure
naach baaba
naach sasure
naach baaba


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

Blog Day : 3461 Post No. : 13888

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Special Voices of the 1970s – 1 # Shailendra Singh #
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We have already begun yet another new year full of music and nostalgia on this blog. As we leave the past year behind us, it must have added some memories and moments to cherish for every one of us and in turn adding more memorable moments to our existing ‘nostalgia bank’.

Some may have got opportunities to travel, (I wish one should travel a lot) and meet peoples from different walks of life, enjoy the diversity of our own culture by visiting parts of the country hitherto not visited and enjoy the variety of cuisines across our great country (or may be abroad, if one gets a chance) and leave behind and gather some unforgettable memories and learnings too 🙂

Aadmi musaafir hai aata jaata hai

And that is how days and years pass by and we continue with the journey of our life still missing those beautiful days but enjoying relishing the memories (Beete Huye Lamhon Ki Kasak Saath To Hogi) and the times, which after a gap of some years become more and more nostalgic for us. And ‘nostalgia’ is yet another, or stronger, reason (for me it is) that we enjoy music, movies, and the memories associated and connected with them.

In my childhood days this song “Sabko Mubaarak Naya Saal” used to be played on New Year day and another song “Khush Hai Zamaana Aaj Pehli Taarikh Hai” was a favorite on every first day of a new month. And like this many other songs that we have been listening over the years or that one listens during different stages of life easily become part of our memories. We also keep adding new songs by listening or watching them in new movies around. Or even some old songs which we are listening first time and they were not known to us till this date.

Now if one is associated with a blog called atulsongaday.me and who is aware of that till 1980 only we have around 40,000 songs from Hindi movies, one is surely to get more ‘aware’ of many songs and looking to it as a ‘creation’ and not merely holding one’s list of favorite songs which one has been carrying over the years and had not been aware of the ‘treasure trove’ of ‘movie songs’ one has not listened to.

Some songs continue with their old listeners with new addition of more songs and some older songs/voices tend to find new listeners /fans from new generations too. And as Gulzar Saab has rightly put it in one of his albums ‘Fursat Ke Raat Din’…

geet kabhi boodhhe nahin hote
unke chehron par jhurriyaan nahin girti….

wo palte rehte hain, chalte rehte hain

Beginning of a new year also gives us an opportunity to start new things and make new resolutions too. In one of my previous employment, my boss always said that the first day or ‘pehli taarikh’ is always the best day to start a new thing or take on a new goal if one is wishing to do so. This post was supposed to be there on 1st Jan, but it got delayed due to ‘technical problems’ 🙂 and later on due to ‘unforeseen situations’ – no, no, not ‘acts of God’ 🙂 . Nevertheless, if we listen to the song and what has been said in this song, one can take the words (said in this song) for ones ‘new year resolution’ too 🙂

And as a part of initiating something ‘new’ in this ‘new year’ I am going to share this new series representing my thoughts and songs sung by some ‘special voices’ (I don’t know if I can call them as ‘unique voices’) which were there in the ‘decade of seventies’ and yes in their own way they have left an indelible mark on the minds of music lovers – may be only for those who have grown up during end sixties – to end seventies – or even till early eighties.

I sincerely hope that all of us are going to enjoy these voices who have been part of my growing years and may be of others of my era too.

The voice – Singer Shailendra Singh

Singer and actor Shailendra Singh was born in Mumbai on 4th October 1952. He came from a Punjabi family but since he grow up in Mumbai he could not talk fluently in Punjabi (even till date, I think).

Shailendra Singh’s father was associated with V. Shantaram ji as a Chief Assistant Director and later on with Rajshri Productions (as a ‘Publicity Officer’ from ‘Dosti’), so he comes from a family having ‘film background’ and it was natural for him to get attracted to movies. After his schooling with ‘Hill Green High School’, Feder Road, Bombay, he joined the St Xavier’s College in Mumbai but later he left his studies in third year as he was interested in acting, and given to his looks he wanted to be an actor. So, he joined the ‘Film and Television Institute’ at Pune when he was around eighteen in 1971 in acting course.

He was also learning music or rather singing from his childhood days but not to become as a ‘playback singer’. He was more interested in singing ‘ghazals’ first and was singing the ‘film songs’ as an ‘amateurish’. It so happened that Raj Kapoor was looking for a new voice to launch Rishi Kapoor in ‘Bobby’ (1973). VP Sathe (of ‘Bombay Publicity’) was a close friend of Shailendra Singh’s father. And VP Sathe and KA Abbas had been working jointly as script writer for Raj Kapoor.

Now being close to Shailendra Singh’s family VP Sathe was aware of Shailendra Singh’s singing abilities. So, when Raj Kapoor was looking for a new voice he suggested Shailendra Singh’s name. At that time Shailendra Singh was pursuing his course in acting at the FTII, Poona and was in second year (of two-year course). He was called for the voice test by Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor took him to Laxmikant-Pyarelal where Laxmikant take his test with four or five musicians (and one them was Rajesh Roshan).

After few days Shailendra Singh was told about his selection and the first song he recorded was “Main Shaayar To Nahin” for ‘Bobby’ (1973). This was also the ‘muhurat‘ song for the film. Lata Mangeshkar was also present there to bless him on the occasion.

Shailendra Singh has very high regards for all the legendary singers – Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Manna Dey, and Mahendra Kapoor – and who were senior to him when he joined the industry. And he get a chance to sing with them which till then was his dream. He is a great fan of Rafi Saab and among the singers Rafi Saab is his idol.  The song “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” sung by Rafi Saab is his most favorite Rafi song. So when he got this opportunity to sing with Rafi Saab, it was like a dream coming true for him. The first duet he sang with Rafi Saab is for this movie ‘Chacha Bhatija’ (1977); and the song – “Bure Kaam Ka Bura Natija, Kyun Bhai Chacha, Haan Bhatija”. This song stood at number twenty-one of the annual Binaca Geetmala of that year 1977.

He was spotted by Manmohan Desai to sing for this movie when he was already selected for ‘Bobby’. However, Manmohan Desai assured Raj Kapoor that his movie will be released only after ‘Bobby’ was released. The songs of ‘Bobby’ became very popular then and Shailendra Singh was nominated for the ‘Best Male Playback Singer’ for the song “Main Shaayar To Nahin’. But the he didn’t win for that.

He got his first acting break for the movie ‘Do Jaasoos’ (1975). Later on, he also acted in his father’s home production ‘Agreement’ (1980), and he has had a guest appearance in ‘Naukar’ (1979) and Mehmood’s – ‘Janta Hawaldar’ (1979). He acted in a Bengali film as a hero with Aparna Sen and the movie was ‘Ajosro Dhanyobaad (Many Many Thanks).

I remember watching ‘Do Jaasoos’ with my uncle and its songs are there in my memory since then. And particularly this one song of the movie – “Purvaiyya Le Ke Chali Meri Naiyya’ sung by Shailendra Singh and Lata Mangeshkar is the one which whenever I listen I get transported to that timeline and gives me entirely different nostalgic feeling again.

In my childhood the songs from the movie ‘Bobby’ were also there and they were frequently played on loudspeakers/radio, but may be since I had not watched this movie its songs did not appeal much to my impressionable mind. Whereas songs from the movie ‘Rafoo Chakkar’ and particularly this song “Tumko o Mere Dil Ne” is another one which is my all-time favorite and it brings back memories.

Then there are songs like “Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi Aisa Ho Jaata Hai“, “Gumche Lage Hain Gehne”, “Meri Dilruba Tujhko Aana Padega”, “Mere Bas Mein Agar Kuchh Hota”, “Hum Ne Tum Ko Dekha, Tum Ne Hum Ko Dekha Aise“, “Hoga Tumse Pyaara Kaun’ (from the early eighties). There are many of his songs which I like or which have been popular, however I have mentioned above only those songs which give me ‘nostalgic’ feeling most.

His singing career had been active during the seventies and eighties but later on the new offerings to him got reduced (as told by him in his interview available on YT) as new singers keep coming. So far “Jaipur Se Nikli Gaadi” for ‘Gurudev-1993’, has remained as his last song for the movies.

Coming back to the movie of the song being presented today – ‘Chacha Bhatija’ is a ‘Dreamland’ presentation. It was produced by Baldev Pushkarna and MM Malhotra, and is directed by Manmohan Desai. The star cast includes Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Randhir Kapoor, Yogita Bali, Rehman, Anwar Hussain, Indrani Mukherjee, Jeevan, Roopesh Kumar, Sonia Sahani, Hari Shivdasani, Dev Kumar, Durga Khote, Satyajit, Tuntun, Sunder, Bhagwan, Hercules and Keshto Mukherjee. The lyrics of this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant – Pyarelal composed the music. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi and Shailendra Singh gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Story of this movie is written by Prayag Raj. Its screenplay and dialogues are written by Salim-Javed. This movie was edited by Kamlakar. It was passed by Censor Board on 08.03.1977.

 I remember watching this movie in my childhood (may be with my parents), and almost all of its songs have remained in my memory since then. The movie has total seven songs in it. And I think that all its songs are nice hummable songs though only one song from this movie make it to the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ that year in 1977 and the song was – “Bure Kaam Ka Bura Natija, Kyun Bhai Chacha, Haan Bhatija”.

However, today’s song is closer to my heart and very nostalgic for me. Randhir Kapoor is lip syncing for Shailendra Singh’s voice and we can see Yogita Bali, Roopesh Kumar, Rehman and others in the picturisation of this song.

In the video version of this song there are only two stanzas whereas the audio that I had taken from online sources seven-eight years back is having three stanzas. Both versions are provided with the song.

(Sources – Shailendra Singh’s interview on Rajya Sabha TV and Divine Melodies available on YouTube).

Let us now enjoy this wonderful song …

 Maa Ne Kahaa Thaa O Betaa …

 

Audio (Complete – 3 Stanzas)

Video (Partial – 2 Stanzas)

Song – Maa Ne Kaha Tha O Beta (Chacha Bhatija) (1977) Singer – Shailendra Singh, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Based on Audio Version)

maa ne kaha tha
o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo
maa ne kaha tha
o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo
deepak baati ban kar saathi
saath kisi ka naa chhodo

maa ne kaha tha
o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo
deepak baati ban kar saathi
saath kisi ka naa chhodo
maa ne kaha tha
o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo

zindagaani mein aa padey
mushkil to
thes lagne se toot jaaye dil to
zindagaani mein aa padey
mushkil to
thes lagne se toot jaaye dil to
maa ne kahaa thaa
o betaa
rasmein kasmein naa todo
lekar dori chori chori
toote rishtey jodo
maa ne kahaa thaa
o betaa
kabhi dil kisika naa todo

jaan lo jag mein
kaun apna hai
kya yahaan sach hai
aur kya sapna hai
jaan lo jag mein
kaun apna hai
kya yahaan sach hai
aur kya sapna hai
maa ne kaha tha o beta
sapnon ke peechhe na daudo
sapne sapne
apne apne
apnon se moonh na modo
maa ne kaha tha o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo

ho sakey gar to
pyaar na tum karna
pyaar ho jaaye to
duniyaa se na darna
ho sake gar to
pyaar na tum karna
pyaar ho jaaye to
duniyaa se na darna
maa ne kaha tha o beta
karke waada kabhi na todo
pyaar ke raste
chalte chalte
waapas kadam na modo
maa ne kaha tha o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo
deepak baati ban kar saathi
saath kisi ka naa chhodo
maa ne kaha tha
o beta
kabhi dil kisi ka na todo
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Based on Audio Version – Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो
दीपक बाती बनकर साथी
साथ किसी का ना छोडो

माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो
दीपक बाती बनकर साथी
साथ किसी का ना छोडो
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो

जिंदगानी में
आ पडे मुश्किल तो
ठेस लगने से ए
टूट जाए दिल तो
जिंदगानी में
आ पडे मुश्किल तो
ठेस लगने से ए
टूट जाए दिल तो
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
रस्में कसमें ना तोड़ो
लेकर डोरी चोरी चोरी
टूटे रिश्ते जोड़ो
माँ ने कहा था
ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो

जान लो जग में
कौन अपना है
क्या यहाँ सच है
और क्या सपना है
जान लो जग में
कौन अपना है
क्या यहाँ सच है
और क्या सपना है
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
सपनों के पीछे ना दौड़ो
सपने सपने
अपने अपने
अपनों से मुंह ना मोड़ो
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो

हो सके गर तो
प्यार ना तुम करना
प्यार हो जाए तो
दुनिया से ना डरना
हो सके गर तो
प्यार ना तुम करना आ आ
प्यार हो जाए तो
दुनिया से ना डरना आ
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
करके वादा कभी ना तोड़ो
प्यार के रस्ते चलते चलते
वापस कदम ना मोड़ो
माँ ने कहा था ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो
दीपक बाती बनकर साथी
साथ किसी का ना छोडो
माँ ने कहा था
ओ बेटा
कभी दिल किसी का ना तोड़ो ओ


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When media got wind of this fact, the people who had usurped her property hurriedly brought her back to the mansion to “prove” to the media that she was very much the “owner” of her property.

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