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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3584 Post No. : 14336

Missing Films of 1960s – 68
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Fifteen days and thirty one posts later – that is the amount of days and posts that I missed keeping up with on the blog, with dear Atul ji keeping up with the pace all alone. I have a lot of excuses to give, but no reasons that may be convincing. Just flowing along with certain compulsions and different priorities. But I had to get back in action today. After getting a word from Atul ji about his traveling plans, just to hold on and not allow any more dot days to go by might just be a good accomplishment. So, I am back again, and hopefully should be holding fort for now.

Back to visiting the 1960s decade once again. Today’s debut film is ‘Daanveer Karn’ from 1965. A very obscure and rare film, that I came to hear about only when the list of missing films from 1960s was prepared by Khyati Ben. I could not locate practically any information other than what is given in the Geet Kosh. However, on browsing through the YouTube, I come across an interesting thing. One can see some links for a film by this name, and a couple of songs also. But this film, although carrying the same name, is a dubbed film from Tamil, starring Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. However, when I played the songs, they are not what is listed in the Geet Kosh for this film. So apparently this could be a coincidence that two films by the same name appeared in 1965, one of them being a dubbed version of a Tamil original by the same name.

But then there is more surprise in store – as I checked the details of the film in Geet Kosh, I find some details matching. In that, the production company is from Madras (Padmini Pictures) and the lead artists are Shivaji Ganeshan and Savitri. Could then this be the same film, which gets listed in Geet Kosh? Possibly. Just that the two songs available on YouTube from this film, are not listed in the Geet Kosh. So a mystery that needs to be researched. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and its music.

The film is directed by K Panthalu. The songs are credited to Prem Dhawan and the music is by K Balkrishan. As for the music director, I do not find any other film that has been done by him, in Hindi cinema at least. His work is confined to the South Indian cinema. The cast of actors as per Geet Kosh is given as Shivaji Ganeshan, NT Ramarao, Savitri, Devika, MV Rajamma, Sandhya, Rukmani, G Shakuntala, SA Ashokan, Mutthuraman, Jawar Sitaraman, Mutthaiya, K Natrajan, and BS Raghvan etc.

Today’s debut song from this film is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. This is a song of love, in which the lady is complaining about the indifferent attitude of her beau, who does not seem to pay any attention to her. A somewhat breezy composition, this is an unheard gem of Suman Kalyanpur, that I am liking very much now. I am sure you will too. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Kaise Kahoon Ri, Keh To Sakhi Ri  (Daanveer Karn) (1965) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – K Balkrishan

Lyrics

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
tan kyon doley
mann kyon kaanpe
jaane na aaj kahaan koi
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan. . .
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaa
dil mein hai armaan
kitne hi toofaan
nahin mo pe daale nazar
haaye piya nadaan
pal chhin birha ke laage mohey baan
bada julmi hai baalam anjaan
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki

kaise ab samjhaaun mann ko
bhool gaye wo mujh birhan ko
jaa ke koi ye keh do un ko
ik ghadi un bin chain na aaye
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki
kaise kahoon ri
keh to sakhi ri
jaane nirmohi na peeda mann ki. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
तन क्यों डोले
मन क्यों काँपे
जाने ना आज कहाँ कोई
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान॰ ॰ ॰
आss आss आss आssss
आsss आssss आsssss आsssss
आss आss आss आss
आsssss आssssss आssss
आsssss आssssss आsssss
दिल में है अरमान
कितने ही तूफान
नहीं मो पे डाले नज़र
हाए पिया नादान
पल छिन बिरह के लागे मोहे बाण
बड़ा जुल्मी है बलमा अंजान
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की

कैसे अब समझाऊँ मन को
भूल गए वो मुझ बिरहन को
जा के कोई ये कह दे उनको
इक घड़ी उन बिन चैन ना आए
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की
कैसे कहूँ री
कह तो सखी री
जाने निर्मोही ना पीड़ा मन की॰ ॰ ॰

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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3554 Post No. : 14258

Ah yes – ‘Hunterwaali’. Seems that just like Tarzan, ‘Hunterwaali’ has been quite a favorite title and theme for film producers in India. The original ‘Hunterwaali’ was released in 1935 – with Fearless Nadia assaying the title role. This was followed in 1943 with a title variation of ‘Hunterwaali Ki Beti’. Then in 1959 came another ‘Hunterwaali’, this time the title role being played by Mehru. In 1972, came a production from the south. The female lead role was played by Jyotilakshmi. In 1978, yes, one more ‘Hunterwaali’ film was released. And guess, the lady playing the title role – it is Bindu.
[Ed Note: Atul ji points out that there is another ‘Hunterwaali’ film right there from the year 1959; the title is ‘Miss Hunterwaali’.]

After 1978, for lack of recorded data, it cannot be certainly said what other ‘Hunterwaali’ films came. There is a Bhojpuri film by this name in 2014-15. YouTube also informs us that there was a film by this title, produced in Pakistan also, in 1988.

As per the details recorded in HFGK, the film is produced by Madhav Rao and Rustom Irani under the banner of Golden Movies Corporation, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors is listed as Mehru, Samar Roy, Habeeb, Ram Raseela, Mirajkar, Jeet Bala, Kailash, Shri Bhagwan, Sattar, and Mohammad amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film. All the songs are written by Shaad. As I checked for this lyricists name in the Geet Kosh, I find that his name appears in just one more film viz., ‘Rifle Girl’ in 1958, which is also already represented here on our blog. Interestingly, the music director for ‘Rifle Girl’ (1958) and ‘Hunterwaali’ (1959) is the same – Harbans. In the Geet Kosh, we see his name appear in eight films over a period of 1958 to 1966.

Coming to the song itself. This wonderful melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The beginning of the song is so stirring. The chorus sound of “Lallal Laara, Lallaara” immediately speaks of a promise of a wonderful song to follow. And the promise is verily kept by the music director. One may listen to this tune and may comment that this tune is familiar, and that it is adapted from such and such and such other songs. But that analysis is not important. The lilt and the joy in this melody speaks for itself. Yet once again, the observations pan out – an obscure film (1960s and earlier), unknown or really very less known artists, nothing much available as information – all these characteristics combine to ensure some very lovely and mostly unheard, unfamiliar songs. This instance is no less.

So with this lilting song, the 1958 version of ‘Hunterwaali’ makes its debut on our blog today.

Song – Ye Behta Behta Paani, Ye Rut Ye Jawaani  (Hunterwaali) (1959) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shaad, MD – Harbans
Chorus

Lyrics

lallal laara
lallaara
ho oo oo oo
lallal laara
lallaara
aa aa aa aa

ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
baar baar naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
kaahe torey naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
ho oo oo oo oo
sakhi ri chaloon kaise
dagar anjaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
aaj sakhi re mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
kaahe sakhi ri mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
oo oo oo oo
kaho ji kaise keh doon
main dil ki kahaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
हो ओ ओ ओ
लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
आ आ आ आ

ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बार बार नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
काहे तोरे नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
सखी री चलूँ कैसे
डगर अनजानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आज सखी रे मोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
काहे सखी री तोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
ओ ओ ओ ओ’
कहो जी कैसे कह दूँ
मैं दिल की कहानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा


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Blog Day : 3540 Post No. : 14211

“Mangetar”(1972) was directed by Rupa Sen for Filmmaker, Bombay. This movie had Deb Mukherjee, Nutan, Anupama, Sudhir Sen, Pradeep Kumar, Kalpana, Nazir Hasain etc in it.

This movie, despite being a “recent” movie by the standards of this blog has been totally foregotten. In fact, I do not recall being aware of this movie during its time, that is how obscure this movie was even during the era when it was made.

The movie had six songs in it. The songs are available. In case even the video of the songs (despite being of poor quality) are available.

Here is the first song from “Mangetar”(1972) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Sen.

The song is picturised as a romantic teasing song on a lady (who I guess is Anupama) and Deb Mukherji, with several other ladies playing the shelis of the lady.

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

With this song, “Mangetar”(1972) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Kyun main sharmaaun tumse (Mangetar)(1972) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Sudhir Sen

Lyrics

kyun main sharmaaun tumse
kyun main sharmaaun tumse
mujhko chheden meri sakhiyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
kyun main ghabraaun tumse
kyun main ghabraaun tumse
mujhko ghoore teri ankhiyan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan
ho ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

tu laage laage mora saiyan
laage mora sainyaan

kabhi pyaar ?? sanam kijiye
jayda naahin kam se kam kijiye
dil mein ik chor hai
pyaar ka shor hai
jisne baandha hai tujhe
kacchi kacchi dor hai
kacchi kacchi dor hai
khencho na sainyaan
kacchi kacchi dor hai
khencho na sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
ja ja ja laagoon tore painyaan
laagoon tore painyaan

tera kaun thhikaana
dulha nakhre waala
dulha motor waala
ek chhori rah gayi
wo chhora ban ke rah gaya

bhala maaniye ya bura maaniye
jawaani ka sadka kaha maaniye
pyaar ki baat kyaa
jeet kya maat kya
tu diya hai main hawa
tera mera sath kya
tera mera saath to sapnon ki batiyaan
tera mera saath to sapnon ki batiyaan
ja ja ja
laagu tore painyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

tu laage laage mora sainyaan
laage mora sainyaan

dekhoon main kab tak kanwaare rahoge
dekhoon main kab tak kanwaare rahoge
hamaare liye ho hamaare rahoge
samjho na tum pe maara rahoonga
shaadi bhi kar ke kanwaara rahoonga

kya bura haal hai
pyaar ka jaal hai
tu gire main na giroon
apni apni chaal hai
apni chaal hai
apni hai galiyaan
apni chaal hai
apni hai galiyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan

kyun main sharmaaun tumse
kyun main sharmaaun tumse
mujhko chheden meri sakhiyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
tu laage laage mora sainyaan
ja ja ja
laagoon tore painyaan


This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3530 Post No. : 14178

First of all, let me wish all of you a Happy Ugadi and Happy Gudi Padwa today (18 march 2018). I hope those celebrating the occasion are enjoying themselves.

Today also happens to be the birthday of Shashi Kapoor (18 march 1938-4 december 2017), one of our best-known and most loved actors.

The thought is inescapable – and burdened with more than a tinge of sorrow. The thought that, had I written this post on just his previous birthday, I would have been talking of Shashi Kapoor in the present tense. I’d have been saying “is”, instead of “was”.

But that’s life – and death. And we have to accept it.

Ah, Shashi Kapoor!

Where do I start?

Let me start as usual with “my generation”, the 70s.

For me, and I am sure for many Hindi film lovers born in the early 60s, Shashi Kapoor would have been an integral part of their childhood film-watching experience. He was a very familiar face throughout the 70s – whether in solo roles or in multi-starrer films.

Those were the times when Rajesh Khanna (for the first half of the decade) and Amitabh Bachchan (for the second half) ruled. The 70s also saw a whole lot of new actors emerge. There were also some from the earlier decade who continued to enjoy success – Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra to name a few.

And there was Shashi Kapoor.

One thing most people will agree about Shashi Kapoor – he was very handsome. He had this boyishly cute face, bright eyes, and a smile that got accentuated by crooked teeth and a deep dimple. No wonder you often heard of the term “chocolatey good looks” when people talked of Shashi. 🙂

I think girls found Shashi particularly handsome – he was easily my sisters’ favourite. I was very young then in the late 60s, but I still remember that when the one weekly film in our club happened to be a Shashi film, they’d be thrilled. 🙂 Thus I have fond memories of watching at a very young age, in that club, Shashi films like Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Aamne Saamne, Suhana Safar, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati, Pyar Ka Mausam, Raja Saab, Rootha Na Karo, Jahaan Pyaar Mile and many more. Whether the film was good or not, was secondary. Shashi was a good enough reason to enjoy it. I remember for days after seeing Pyar Ka Mausam, they’d be singing “ni sultana re”. 🙂 And they loved Aamne Saamne’s “nain milaakar chain churaana kiska hai ye kaam”.

Even when we went on holiday to Bombay for the first time in the early 70s, and we decided to watch a movie, the unanimous choice was Sharmeelee, playing at that time. I think my sisters were even hoping to catch sight of Shashi Kapoor somewhere on the streets of Bombay. 🙂 Not even one in a million chance – but one lives on hope. I remember, for days after watching Sharmeelee, the song “khilte hain gul yahaan” was on their lips. 🙂

Back in our village, when we had to travel 25 km to see a film in a cinema hall, they managed to persuade my dad to take them for Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972). My dad wasn’t into films at all – it’s possible they told him it was a film about animals (jaanwar). Whereas it’s more likely they were interested in the insaan (Shashi). 🙂

Ah, these childhood memories. 🙂

I was fond of Shashi too – from those late 60s films, while my sisters would sing Shashi’s “tum bin jaoon kahaan” in Antakshari, I’d sing “aaye baithe khaaye piye khiske”. A little more matter-of-fact. 🙂

Today, as I am writing this post, with all these memories coming to the fore, it strikes me that even in an era with Rajesh Khanna as superstar (and Amitabh Bachchan later), Shashi had his own following. Like my sisters. 🙂

Sharmeelee (1971) with superhit songs, Jaanwar Aur Insaan (1972), Aa Gale Lag Ja (1973) with superhit songs, Chor Machaye Shor (1974) with the famous “le jaayenge, le jaayenge, dilwaale dulhaniya le jaayenge”, Chori Mera Kaam and Salaakhen (1975), Fakira (1976) with hit songs.

All solo films for Shashi, all successful. Am not counting the multi-starrers, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Deewaar (1975) and Kabhie Kabhie (1976).

As the decade progressed, and multi-starrers became more common, Shashi Kapoor was very much part of them, often to be seen opposite reigning superstar Amitabh Bachchan in films like Trishul (1977) and Suhaag (1979).

Yet, he could carry his own in a solo – as was to be seen in Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), a film made by his brother, Raj Kapoor.

So Shashi Kapoor was largely a “safe” actor in the 70s – both for viewers and producers. Of course not every film worked (there are many aspect to a film’s success), but, by and large, audiences liked watching him on screen.

Towards the end of the decade, Shashi got into film production too. He produced some well-known films – Junoon (1979), Kalyug (1981), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Vijeta (1982), Utsav (1984).

But in 1984, disaster struck – his dear wife Jennifer passed away, due to cancer. I think after that Shashi was not the same again.

I’ve talked a lot about his films of the 70s, mainly because that’s the decade I have most memories of. Of course his career started much earlier. As a child artiste (a young Raj Kapoor in Aag and Awara), with his first film as an adult being BR Chopra’s controversial Dharamputra (1961). In that film, he had a negative role.

Although he came from the Kapoor khandaan, it was made clear to Shashi that he had to come up on merit. He had his share of struggles early on – and though he managed the odd hit (like in the multi-starrer Waqt), he really had his first mega solo hit only with Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965).

His co-star in that film was, as usual, Nanda. I say “as usual”, because Nanda was his co-star in many films during the 60s. She was a much bigger star than he was – but was happy to be paired opposite him. Shashi later said he was hugely grateful to Nanda for this. Nanda herself said that Shashi was her favourite co-star.

One thing that struck me in obituaries about Shashi Kapoor last December was that almost everyone spoke a lot about Prithvi Theatre. And rightly so.

While there’s no doubt that Shashi Kapoor gained a lot of popularity from cinema, I think in his heart his love was Prithvi Theatre. After all, he had met his wife Jennifer also through theatre in the 1950s. So one of the most satisfying moments for him and for Jennifer must have been to set up Prithvi Theatre in 1978 and fulfil his father Prithviraj Kapoor’s dream of having a permanent location for his Prithvi Theatres (it had been a travelling troupe during Prithviraj’s time).

Many of the obits talked about how dedicated Shashi Kapoor (and Jennifer, when she was alive) was to Prithvi Theatre. Even when he was in very poor health in his final years, he would want to visit and even watch performances.

So no mention of Shashi Kapoor is complete without a mention of Prithvi Theatre.

I’ve not talked about his acting in English-language films or his partnership with Merchant-Ivory. I’ve myself just watched only one of these films – Bombay Talkie (1970), directed by James Ivory. It also starred Jennifer.

I’ve also not mentioned that Shashi Kapoor was considered to be a true gentleman actor. Many of his co-stars, from Sharmila Tagore to Hema Malini to Zeenat Aman, have said this. He was also supposed to have had a good sense of humour, always keeping the set lively.

All in all, Shashi Kapoor was a much-loved person during his lifetime. And for good reason. And you cannot really ask for more than that.

Now for the song for today.

It is from the film “Suhaana Safar” (1970). A film that I remember seeing as a very young boy, but sadly have only very faint memories of. I seem to vaguely remember a bus in which Shashi and Sharmila travel. That’s all I can remember now. 🙂 A good excuse to watch it again. 🙂

The song is the title song. Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar hai, sung by Rafisaab. The lyrics of this song are by Anand Bakshi, music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The picturisation is of Shashi Kapoor in a jeep, generally giving out positive vibes, talking about travel, hawa, manzil etc. He finds himself behind a bus, and this infectious positive mood catches on with the travelers in the bus too. They join him in the song. Towards the end of the song, Sharmila Tagore (one of the travelers) looks out of the bus, Shashi waves to her – and it looks like he loses control of his jeep. (Am pretty sure it’s nothing serious :-)).

While watching the video and listening to the lyrics, I could not help thinking that this could be a metaphor for the suhaana safar of Shashi Kapoor’s life itself. And the suhaana safar that we have had following his films for decades. Indeed, it has been a wonderful journey – and we are thankful to him for letting us be part of it.

Interestingly, while I was having these thoughts, I got a message from Avinashji. As usual, when I thought of writing a post for Shashi Kapoor today, he had promptly messaged me, and offered to help me with providing the lyrics. Now, while sending me the lyrics, he echoed the exact same thoughts I had! About the suhana safar of Shashi Kapoor and what we have had with Shashi Kapoor. Serendipity. 🙂

I’ll now leave you with this positive song – and with remembering our suhaana safar with Shashi Kapoor.

There are two versions of this song – one by Rafisaab, the other by Suman Kalyanpur.

Rafi version (Audio)

Rafi version (Video)

Suman Kalyanpur Version (Audio)

Song-Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar (Suhaana Safar)(1970) Singer-Rafi/ Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Female chorus
All chorus

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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O o
o o o
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Gulon ko choom rahi hain
Hoye
Hawaayein jhoom rahi hain
Rokoon dil ko main kaise
Aise udaa jaaye jaise
maang liye ho kisi panchhi se parr
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

O o o
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Kabhi bhi manzil naa aaye
Musaafir chaltaa hi jaaye
Dheere dheere haule haule
Mujhse ye dil boley
Kat jaaye raste mein
Saari umar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Patli kamar mori
Naazuk bainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya
Chhainyya
Chhup chhup chhainyya

Ho o o
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kahin ye aur naa pahunchaa de
Mujhe ye raah naa bhulaa de
Kaisi hain ye matwaali
Lambi lambi kaali kaali
Zulf kisi ki hai
Ya ye dagar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Hoye
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar
Aha aha aa ye suhaana safar

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(Female version)
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Hmm hmm
O o o
o o
o o o

Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o o

Ho o o
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Kisi ko dhoondh rahi hain
Ho
Nigaahein jhoom rahi hain
Koyee mulaakaatee miley
Aisa koyee saathi miley
Jo ban jaaye mera hamsafar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o
Abhi to door hai manzil
Dhadakne lagaa abhi se dil
Abhi to door hai manzil
Taubaa taubaa
Haaye haaye
Dil pe kyaa guzar jaaye
Saamne wo aa jaaye agar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

Ho o o o
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Ki hain ye rastaa anjaana
Mere dil bhool na jaana
Aise naa machal jaana
Aagey naa nikal jaana
Chhod ke peechhe sanam ka ghar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho o
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Rukti nahin hai nazaaron pe nazar
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar
Ho
Aha aha
aa ye suhaana safar

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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ओ ओ ओ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
गुलों को चूम रही हैं
होए
हवाएं झूम रही हैं
रोकूँ दिल को मैं कैसे
ऐसे उड़ा जाए जैसे
बाँध लिए हो किसी पंछी से पर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

ओ ओ ओ
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
कभी भी मंजिल ना आये
मुसाफिर चलता ही जाए
धीरे धीरे हौले हौले
मुझसे ये दिल बोले
कट जाए रस्ते में
सारी उम्र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
पतली कमर मोरी
नाज़ुक बैंया
छुप छुप छैंया
छैंया
छुप छुप छैंया

हो ओ ओ
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कहीं ये और ना पहुंचा दे
मुझे ये राह ना भुला दे
कैसी हैं ये मतवाली
लम्बी लम्बी काली काली
ज़ुल्फ़ किसी की हैं
या ये डगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
होए
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

————————————
Female version
————————————
हम्म
हम्म
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ

आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो

हो ओ ओ
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
किसीको ढूंढ रही हैं
हो
निगाहें झूम रही हैं
कोई मुलाकाती मिले
ऐसा कोई साथी मिले
जो बन जाए मेरा हमसफ़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
धड़कने लगा अभी से दिल
अभी तो दूर है मंजिल
तौबा तौबा
हाए हाए
दिल पे क्या गुज़र जाए
सामने वो आ जाये अगर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र

हो ओ ओ ओ
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
कि है ये रास्ता अनजाना
मेरे दिल भूल न जाना
ऐसे न मचल जाना
आगे ना निकल जाना
छोड़ के पीछे सनम का घर
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो ओ
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
रूकती नहीं है नजारों पे नज़र
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र
हो
आहा आहा
आ ये सुहाना सफ़र


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Blog Day : 3512 Post No. : 14110

“Baazigar”(1959) was produced by Ram Dayal and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Mukul Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Jairaj, Tiwari, Romi, Nazi, Helen, Mridula, Rana, Samson, Rajan Kapoor, Jagdish Kamal, Poonam Kapoor, Bimla, Jeewankala, Rafiq, Hanuman, Balaram, Narayan, Shafi, Dhondhu, Bihari, Vitthal, Sundar, Shammi, Majnu, Tiger (the dog), Mushtaq (the horse) etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it.

Three songs from the movie has been discussed in the past.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar and Suman Kalyanpur. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this song is available. It sounds like a roadside tamasha song picturised on two dancers perhaps on Helen and Jeewankala. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Main to lut gayi duniyaawaalon zara sa ghoonghat khol ke(Baazigar)(1959) Singers-Usha Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

main to lut gayi duniyawaalon
zara sa ghoonghat khol ke
maano ya na maano
dene waale dil dete hain beech bajariya bol ke
maano ya na maano

main to lut gayi duniyawaalon
zara sa ghoonghat khol ke
maano ya na maano
dene waale dil dete hain beech bajariya bol ke
maano ya na maano

laakh chhupaaya bhed magar ankhiyon ne diya bataaye
laakh chhupaaya bhed magar ankhiyon ne diya bataaye
chadhta chaand aur pyaar dilon ka chhupte nahin chhupaaye
kaisi gadi ye aankh ladi kuchh soch samajh na paayen
kar gaya koi dil ka sauda do aankhiyon mein tol ke
maano ya na maano
dene waale dil dete hain beech bajariya bol ke
maano ya na maano

naam gaya badnaam huyi main
taane de jag saara
naam gaya badnaam huyi main
taane de jag saara
galii pyaar ki sab aate hain jinko naam hai pyaara
lakh sambhala dil matwala bas na chala hamara
kuchh aise dekh tumne
dil de bethe bin mol ke
maano ya na maano
dene waale dil dete hain beech bajariya bol ke
maano ya na maano

main to lut gayi duniyawaalon
zara sa ghoonghat khol ke
maano ya na maano
aji dene waale dil dete hain beech bajariya bol ke
maano ya na maano


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Blog Day : 3505 Post No. : 14082

“O Tera Kya Kehnaa”(1959) was produced by Nariman H Baria and Abdul Khaliq and directed by K Parvez for Young Technician Unit Baria Films, Bombay.

This “social” movie had Mehmood, Chitra, Kammo, Helen, Sheikh, Bhagwan, Renu Makad, Shaam Kumar, Babu Raje, Manohar Kamat, Munshi Munaqqa, Kathana, Haneef, Fazlu, Bagla, Maqbool, Kallan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that were penned by five lyricists and they sung by eight singers !

Five of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here are the details of the five songs from the movie that have been covered till now:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Dil leke jaate ho kahaan 2350 16-Mar-10
Majnu ke chhilke chor hain ye dil ke 3200 13-Nov-10
Haay boot polish haay haay re boot polish 3220 17-Nov-10
Aaja aaja ke dil ko teri yaad aayi 13749 20-Nov-17
Dil maange dil de doon 14078 20-Feb-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “O Tera Kya Kehnaa”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji.

Only the audio of the song is available. This song sounds like a club dance song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, “O Tera Kya Kehnaa”(1959) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Main hoon miss laali kaliyon ki daali (O Tera Kya Kehna)(1959) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Kalyanji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
jaalima ja ja ja
baalma ja ja ja
jaalima ja aa aa aa
baalma ja aa aa
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
jaalima ja ja ja
baalma ja ja ja
jaalima ja aa aa
baalma ja aa aa

maaroon nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji dil ko bachaana
masti bhara hai zamaana
baadal to hain mere gesu
maaroon nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji dil ko bachaana
masti bhara hai zamaana
baadal to hain mere gesu
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
jaalima ja ja ja
baalma ja ja ja
jaalima ja aa aa
baalma ja aa aa

karke anokha ishaara
chanda ko neeche utaara
vo bhi hua phir hamaara
us par kiya aisa jaadu
karke anokha ishaara
chanda ko neeche utaara
vo bhi hua phir hamaara
us par kiya aisa jaadu
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka
jaalima ja ja ja
baalma ja ja ja
jaalima ja aa aa
baalma ja aa aa
main hoon miss laali
kaliyon ki daali
dekho nahin dena jhatka


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Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14078

“O Tera Kya Kehnaa”(1959) was produced by N H Baria and A Khaliq and directed by K Parvez for Y T U Baria Films, Bombay.

This “social” movie had Mehmood, Chitra, Kammo, Helen, Sheikh, Bhagwan, Renu Makad, Shaam Kumar, Babu Raje, Manohar Kamat, Munshi Munaqqa, Kathana, Haneef, Fazlu, Bagla, Maqbool, Kallan etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it that were penned by five lyricists and sung by eight singers !

Four of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from “O Tera Kya Kehnaa”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor and Suman Kalyanpur. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji.

The song has a “western” feel about it and the three singers rarely got to sing songs of this genre. But they have hung on (and sung on) gamely.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Dil maange dil de doon (O Tera Kya Kehna)(1959) Singers-Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Kalyanji
Manna Dey + Mahendra Kapoor
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

o o o o
ola
o o o
ola

baabulaa aa
aa
baabulaa
babulaa
hahah
baabulaa

dil maange dil de doon
jaan maange jaan de doon
teri ada pe main
cheen aur japan de doon
arre chal chal chal
na dikha jhoothhi shaan
arre chal chal chal
na dikha jhoothhi shaan

dil maange dil de doon
jaan mange jaan de doon
teri ada pe main
cheen aur japan de doon
arre chal chal chal
na dikha jhoothhi shaan

yeah

bole to dila doon himalaya pe ghar
humse tensingh se nahin hain kam dear
oye
chaand mein dila doon tujhe main zameen
bol to zubaan se
o kaatil haseen

?? peeke chale
dekho duniya kaise jale
ghoor ghoor ke dekhe jahaan

hmm
dil maange dil de doon
jaan maange jaan de doon
teri ada pe main
cheen aur japan de doon
chal chal chal
na dikha jhoothhi shaan

yeah

dekh ramba samba ka chaacha hoon main
pyaar ke ishaaron pe naacha hoon main

are dhun filmi gaanon ka raaja hoon main
pam pam bole vo baaja hoon main
lachke kamar gaaye nazar
zakhmi kare sabka jigar
rum jhum gire bijliyaan

ae
dil maange dil de doon
jaan maange jaan de doon
teri ada pe main
oye
cheen aur japan de doon

hey hey hey hey hey

baabula

dekh tere zulfon ki kaali ghata
aaj mere dil pe ye barse zara
oye
chaand main dila doon tujh main zameen
bol to zubaan se o kaatil haseen

khel khatam paisa hajam
phir bhi aana meri kasam
chaahe jale jahaan

ae
dil maange dil de doon
jaan mange jaan de doon
teri ada pe main
cheen aur japan de doon

chal chal chal
na dikha jhoothhi shaan


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 : 3499 Post No. : 14058

The song found me, literally, and bowled me back into my childhood, into the radio listening days, and this seldom heard lullaby that simply takes you into a dreamland. One of those songs in which the words, the music and the rendition comes together a such a perfect blend that listening to it, the world disappears, and for a while it is just yourself with the song and the music.

I was actually planning another 1960s film for debut and was searching online for posted songs for a film that I had identified. Without any preamble or focused thought, I just stumbled into this song. Nothing else struck me, except the first five words, that resonated with a long dormant memory somewhere deep in time. And without a notice, this song was upon me.

The film is lost and forgotten. I myself have not seen it. Actually when I heard this song originally, I had no clue as to the film or other details. It is only today that this connection is made. The film is ‘Daak Bangla’ from 1974. A film that has been produced and directed by Girish Ranjan. This is one of the new wave cinema that was starting out in the early to mid 1970s. The star cast is listed as Simi Garewal, Shubhendu Chatterjee, Nitin Sethi, Geeta Siddharth, Bhagwan Sahu, Ramesh, Lalita Kumari, Rasheeda Thakur, Satyabhan Sinha, Gunaji, Shriniwas Tripathi, Master Neelabh Kaul, Master Prem, Baby Aparna Mudgal, Prabhat Kumar, and Iftekhar.

The film has just two songs, both come from the pen of Anjaan. This song being a lullaby, the other song, from the words, seems like a folk song, in the voice of the same singer. Music is by Shyam Saagar. When I first read this name, I thought I am familiar with this music director. Our dear Bharat ji has posted a few non-film songs of Suman Kalyanpur, composed by him. But when I went in to check, it turns out that the music director whose song are posted by Bharat Bhai, his name is Shyam Sharma. So the music director of this wonderful soothing lullaby makes his debut on our blog also. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find Shyam Saagar’s name appear in a few more films in the 1970s.

The singing voice is of Suman Kalyanpur. When I first located this song, I was tempted to hold back this song for her birthday, but on checking the anniversaries list, I find that we have just passed her birthday on 28th Jan. And so I decided not to wait for 2019 for this wonderful song to come board.

The song starts off as a lullaby, and then it also transforms into a song of regretful past. A lonely poignancy takes over the emotions as the song proceeds. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add some more information, if available, about the film story, and this song.

The recording is a little skippy, but I am able to piece together all words, checking back and forth across the lines that get repeated. However, there is one line, indicated by ((?? ?? ?? ??)) in the lyrics, which I have not been able to decipher. It is three or four words, and I could not make them out. I request other readers and listeners to please help decipher this line.

A wonderful heart warming song, sung so smoothly. It seems to flow over the senses like slow moving honey. I have simply fallen in love with this song all over again. 🙂

[Ed Note: – This is the second movie of Shyam Saagar in the blog. He has already appeared in the blog with a song from the film ‘Pal Do Pal Ka Saath’ (1978).]

Song – Palak Hindole Chadhi Re Nindiya  (Daak Bangla) (1974) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – Shyam Saagar

Lyrics

palak hindolay
chadhi re nindiya
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmm hmm
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
hmm hmm
ansoyi rain
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmmmm

aakaash ganga ki
sapneeli lehron pe
jhilmil sitaaron waali naao
aayegi aake tujhe
sang le ke jaayegi re
sat range sapnon ke dwaar
o mere apne
jhoothe hain sapne
sapna jo roothe
nindiya jo toote
bheegen na nain
bheegen na nain
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
ansoyi rain
palak hindolay chadhi re nindiya
alsaaye nain
hmmmm
tujh ko sulaaye
jug jug jaagi ye
ansoyi rain
hmm hmm
ansoyi rain

kaanton ke van mein
ik raah bhooli
kaanton ke van mein
ik raah bhooli
paagal hawaa si zindagi
saagar se bichhdi
maruthal mein khoyi
pyaasi nadi main pyaar ki
raahon mein khoye
sapnon ke mele
sulge dhuaan sa
ye mann akele
paaye na chain
paaye na. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पलक हिंडोले
चढ़ी रे नींदिया
पलक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्म हम्म
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
हम्म हम्म
अनसोई रैन
पालक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्मम्म

आकाश गंगा की
सपनीली लहरों पे
झिलमिल सितारों वाली नाव
आएगी आके तुझे
संग लेके जाएगी रे
सतरंगे सपनों के द्वार
ओ मेरे अपने
झूठे हैं सपने
सपना जो रूठे
निंदिया जो टूटे
भीगें ना नैन
भीगें ना नैन
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
अनसोई रैन
पलक हिंडोले चढ़ी रे नींदिया
अलसाए नैन
हम्मम्म
तुझको सुलाये
जुग जुग जागी ये
अनसोई रैन
हम्म हम्म
अनसोई रैन

काँटों के वन में
इक राह भूली
काँटों के वन में
इक राह भूली
पागल हवा सी ज़िंदगी
सागर से बिछड़ी
मरुथल में खोई
प्यासी नदी मैं प्यार की
राहों में खोये
सपनों के मेले
सुलगे धुआँ सा
ये मन अकेले
पाये ना चैन
पाये ना ॰ ॰ ॰


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 : 3491 Post No. : 14028

In the year 1969, “Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu” – the song from ‘Aradhana’ had taken the entire nation by storm. So many things of this song became such dear memories, that have lasted for decades. Of course, the melody (Sachin Da) and its rendition (Kishore Kumar) are absolutely superlative. The song, and its popularity paved the way and propelled Rajesh Khanna towards super stardom. And the other things about this song – well the parallel drive of the army jeep and the toy train is one. Sharmila Tagore sittings in the window seat in the train is absolutely ravishing with her smile and dimpled cheeks. She is reading a novel, rather pretending to read, as her eyes and mind are on the antics of the young man in the jeep. Ah yes, and the novel she has in her hand – a very popular thriller writer of that era – Alistair Maclean; and the title of novel – ‘When Eight Bells Toll’. (No, no, don’t worry, I will not get into the story line of the novel 🙂 ).

Let’s see, what else. Aah yes, the almost edge of the cliff driving, one handed driving, while playing the mouth organ, with a scampering hearted young man, jumping about in the jeep at the same time. And the man behind the wheel, in a black leather hat – Sujit Kumar. This single handed driving on the cliff edge while playing the mouth organ with the other hand, besought Sujit Kumar a memorable imagery, that embedded in the collective memory much more than his career till then. And it also kind of shifted his career path – more towards character roles in A grade cinema.

Remembering Sujit Kumar on his birth anniversary today (7th February).

Sujit Kumar was born this day in 1934, in the city of Benaras. His family were rich landowners for generations in that area. An unlikely, unexpected and a very hesitant entrant into the film world, Sujit had never planned to or dreamed of being a film star. Going through his school and college in a very normal traditional manner, the plans for him was to go to UK for higher studies and get an MBA degree.

It was chance, or a mistake, or destiny – at college he participated in a stage play. The play was judged as very successful and was sent as an entry to a college play competition. More destiny – Phani Majumdar, renowned director of his times, was invited to judge the competition. Sujit’s play was adjudged the winner, and Sujit Kumar adjudged as the best actor in the competition. Phani Da talked with him, and suggested joining films. He invited him to join as assistant director on the then current project – ‘Akaashdeep’ (1965), with a promise to take on Sujit as a hero in the following film he would produce.

The destiny turned fickle; ‘Akaashdeep’ was a commercial let down, and Phani Da could not have a next project to work on with a newcomer. Sujit remembers his predicament – on one hand he was to go to London for MBA and now he was forced to make rounds of film producers offices in search of work. He was very disheartened. He got into other films as an assistant director – like ‘Apna Bana Ke Dekho’ and ‘Door Gagan Ki Chhaon Mein’.

Around early to mid 1960s, the Bhojpuri film industry began taking roots. The first film ‘Ganga Maiya Tohey Piyari Chadhaibo’ was released in 1962, to a great success. Its producers, Nazir Husain and director Kundan Shah, then approached Sujit Kumar for their next project. Sujit was very excited with the offer and started to prepare for the role. Just less than a week prior to the start of shooting schedule, he was informed that he had been removed from the film. Rumors had it that Aseem Kumar, the hero of the earlier ‘Ganga Maiya Tohey Piyari Chadhaibo’, went to meet Kum Kum, the heroine of that earlier film, and through her, he influenced the producer director to retain Aseem Kumar as the hero.

Sujit was very dejected. But then the destiny did another flip. Bachubhai Shah, another producer starting his venture into Bhojpuri films, approached him for his first project. Sujit, cautious to the extreme, requested for a meeting with the heroine, Naaz, to make sure he does not get dumped once again. After the meeting, all was well. The film ‘Bidesiya’ went on to be one of the greatest hits of the Bhojpuri cinema.

Time was also when Sujit started to get lead roles in Hindi films, albeit in B and C grade thriller type films. A sampler list – ‘Ek Saal Pehle’ (1965), ‘Laal Bangla’ (1966), ‘Labela’ (1966), ‘Ek Raaz’ (1960s), ‘Lamboo in Hong Kong’ (1967), ‘Sub Ka Ustad’ (1967), ‘Lahu Pukaarega’ (1968), ‘Gunda’ (1969), and ‘Mangu Dada’ (1970). In parallel, his career in A grade films as a character artist was also shaping up simultaneously. He appeared in a number of films in supporting roles – ‘Ladka Ladki’ (1966), ‘Pati Patni’ (1966), ‘Jaal’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968), ‘Aulaad’ (1968), ‘Aradhna’ (1969), ‘Ittefaq’ (1969), ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1970), and so on. A special mention here needs to be made of the 1969 film ‘Gustakhi Maaf’. In this comedy film, Sujeet Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar teamed up to play the roles of two brothers, who get entangled with a double roled Tanuja, making for one of the most rollicking comedies of the 1960s.

Past the 1970 milestone, Sujit Kumar’s career took off in two directions – a very successful lead actor in Bhojpuri films, and a very successful and sought after character actor in Hindi films. Later on, he also turned a producer, making some big name films like ‘Anubhav’ (1986), ‘Aasmaan Se Ooncha’ (1989), ‘Ganga Kahe Pukar Ke’ (Bhojpuri) (1991), ‘Khel’ (1992), ‘Daraar’ (1996), ‘Champion’ (2000) and ‘Aetbaar’ (2004).

Sujit Kumar passed away on 5th February, in 2010, after a long fight with cancer.

Today’s song is from the 1969 film ‘Gunda’. The film is produced under the banner of Smart Films, Bombay and is directed by Mohammed Husain. The cast of actors consists of Sheikh Mukhtar, Sujit Kumar, Jayanti, NA Ansari, Bhagwan, Helen, Bela Bose, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Shaam Kumar, Shefali, Mumtaz Begum, Uma Dutt, Mohan Jerry, Satish, Sharifa, and Fatima etc.

The film has six songs, written by three song writers – Anjaan, Shadaab, and Dev Kohli. Music for this film is composed by GS Kohli. One song of this film is already showcased here on our blog. This is the second song of this film, coming on board today. The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, the song is performed by Sujit Kumar and Jayanti.

A wonderful duet, that is a expression of love song. The gentleman is quite keen to announce to the world, his love for the lady. And the lady is reticent, and asks the gentleman to wait. Enjoy this tete-a-tete between lovers.

[Acknowledgements: The material for the above article is gathered and adapted from an interview with Sujit Kumar, published in Cineplot in 2007, and newspaper articles published in Times of India, Hindustan Times, Zee News, and Rediff.]

 

Song – Haan Hum Ne Pyaar Kiya Keh Den Zamaane Se  (Gunda) (1969) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD – GS Kohli

Lyrics

haan hum ne pyaar kiya
keh den zamaane se
abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
o ho abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
pyaar kabhi chhupta hai
aise chhupaane se
kabhi nahin
na na kabhi nahin
meri jaan kabhi nahin
na na kabhi nahin

tumhin se pyaar kiya hai
isey chhupaayen kyon
kiya hai zurm hum ne kya
nazar churaayen kyon
kiya hai pyaar magar aisi koi baat na kar
zamaane waale hum pe ungliyaan uthaayen kyon
zamaana kya hai
zamaane ne kis ka saath diya
hamaari baat karo
hum ne tumse pyaar kiya
deewaane yun na sataa
yun na sataa
yun na sataa
ab to dil ka raaz keh de
dil ke deewaane se
abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
meri jaan abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
haan hum ne pyaar kiya
keh den zamaane se
abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
o ho abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin

ghata si zulf aaj khul ke mehak jaane de
dhalak raha hai ye aanchal to dhalak jaane de
sambaahlo khud ko abhi aise beqaraar na ho
balaa se dil behak raha hai
behak jaane de
teri adaayen jab yun dil ko beqaraar karen
dabaa ke dard kab talak yun intezaar karen
na chhed aise sanam
tujhko qasam
meri qasam
ab to dil se milne de
dil kisi bahaane se
abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
meri jaan abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
ho oo oo
haan hum ne pyaar kiya
keh den zamaane se
abhi nahin
na na abhi nahin
o ho abhi nahin
meri jaan abhi nahin
pyaar kabhi chhupta hai
aise chhupaane se
kabhi nahin
na na kabhi nahin
meri jaan kabhi nahin
na na kabhi nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हाँ हमने प्यार किया
कह दें ज़माने से
अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
ओ हो अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
प्यार कभी छुपता है
ऐसे छुपाने से
कभी नहीं
ना ना कभी नहीं
मेरी जां कभी नहीं
ना ना कभी नहीं

तुम्हीं से प्यार किया है
इसे छुपाएं क्यों
किया है ज़ुर्म हमने क्या
नज़र चुराएँ क्यों’
किया है प्यार मगर ऐसी कोई बात ना कर
ज़माने वाले हम पे उँगलियाँ उठाएँ क्यों
ज़माना क्या है
ज़माने ने किस का साथ दिया
हमारी बात करो
हमने तुमसे प्यार किया
दीवाने यूं ना सता
यूं ना सता
यूं ना सता
अब तो दिल का राज़ कह दे
दिल के दीवाने से
अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
मेरी जां अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
हाँ हमने प्यार किया
कह दें ज़माने से
अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
ओ हो अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं

घटा सी जुल्फ आज खुल के महक जाने दे
ढलक रहा है ये आँचल तो ढलक जाने दे
संभालो खुद को अभी ऐसे बेक़रार ना हो
बला से दिल बहक रहा है
बहक जाने दे
तेरी अदाएं जब यूं दिल को बेक़रार करें
दबा के दर्द कब तलक यूं इंतज़ार करें
ना छेड़ ऐसे सनम
तुझको क़सम
मेरी क़सम
अब तो दिल से मिलने दे
दिल किसी बहाने से
अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
मेरी जां अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
हो ओ ओ
हाँ हमने प्यार किया
कह दें ज़माने से
अभी नहीं
ना ना अभी नहीं
ओ हो अभी नहीं
मेरी जां अभी नहीं
प्यार कभी छुपता है
ऐसे छुपाने से
कभी नहीं
ना ना कभी नहीं
मेरी जां कभी नहीं
ना ना कभी नहीं


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Blog Day : 3482 Post No. : 13988

“Dooj Ka Chaand” (1964) was directed by Nitin Bose for Filmasia, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, B saroja Devi, Chandrashekhar, Ratna, Ulhas, Murad, Ifthikar, raj Kumar, Parshuram, Prabhat Kumar, Radheshyam, Mirza Musharraf, Chaman Puri, Polson, Tiwari, Shah, Abhimanyu, Mahavir, Sharma, Ravikant, Tanveer, Nimbalkar, N Kashmiri, Padhi, Puttu, Agha, Sulochana, Azra, Preetibala, Jeewankala, Madhumati, Rani, Leena, Tuntun etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Phool gendwa na maaro 921 18-Mar-09
Mehfil se uthh jaane waalon 3214 16-Nov-10
Chaand takta hai idhar 5646 17-Mar-12
Sun ae maanzabeen mujhe tujhse ishq nahin 6080 14-Jun-12
Pade barkha phuhaar kare jiyaraa pukaar 6898 25-Oct-12
Lo apna jahaan duniyaawaalon 7077 27-Nov-12
Sajan salona maang lo jee koi 13600 21-Sep-17
Vinti suno mori avadhpur ke basaiyya 13616 26-Sep-17

As can be seen, the movie had some memorable songs in it. One of these songs was covered as a multiple century song as well (Blog’s, Sahir Ludhianvi’s and Sudhir Ji’s century song) in one writeup.

The eighth and final song is a special song as well. It is sung by the Hemmadi Sisters Suman and Shyama Hemmadi, who after their marriages became known as Suman Kalyanpur and Shyama Chittar respectively. The two sisters, though not as prolific as the various Mangeshkar sisters in singing together, have sung togethertwice in HFM. The first occasion was in “Dooj Ka Chaand)”(1964) and later in “Deedaar” (1970).

Here is the first of these duets sung by the two sisters. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song is picturised as a dance son on two dancers. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

There may be errors in the lyrics that I have noted down because the words are not clear at some places. I request our readers with keener ears to help point them out.

With this song, “Dooj Ka Chaand” (1964) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kazaa chhan chhan ke(Dooj Ka Chaand)(1964) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Shyama Hemmadi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti
jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti
jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke

mujhse mat chhed karna khel jaan ke
aji haan khel jaan ke
aag ko chhoo na lena shole maan ke
aji haan shole maan ke
aa aa aa aa aa aa
mere daaman pe daal na lalchaai nazre bhi
zara thham thham ke
jhankti
jhankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke

ek bijli si chamke ghaat ghaat mein
aji haan ghaat ghaat mein
ek shola sa damke baat baat mein
aji haan baat baat mein
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
dil to kya shai hai
jaan bhi le legi matwaali ada
chhan chhan ke jhankti
jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhaa chhan ke
jhaankti hai meri aankhon se kaza chhaa chhan ke

meri chaahat ka naadaan dhang aur hai
aji haan dhang aur hai
meri qaatil hansi ka rang aur hai
aji haan rang aur hai
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
mere khanjar ke waar ka milta hai bismil ko maza
chhan chhan ke
jhaankti
jhankti hain meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti
jhaankti hain meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti hain meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke
jhaankti
jhaankti hain meri aankhon se kaza chhan chhan ke


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