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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


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“Tu Nahin Aur Sahi”(1960) was produced by S M Sagar and directed by Brij for Radhika Chitra, Bombay. The movie has Pradeep Kumar, Kumkum, Nishi, Minu Mumtaz, Dinshaw, Helen, Anwar Hussain, Murad, Kundan, Amar, Munshi ji, tuntun, Ramlal, Shyam Lal, Kathana, Shah, Moolchand, Rajkumar, Radheshyam, M A Latif, Kumari Nazar, Shakeel Nomani, Meerabai, Rabi etc in it.
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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.

“Tu Nahin Aur Sahi”(1960) was produced by S M Sagar and directed by Brij for Radhika Chitra, Bombay. The movie has Pradeep Kumar, Kumkum, Nishi, Minu Mumtaz, Dinshaw, Helen, Anwar Hussain, Murad, Kundan, Amar, Munshi ji, tuntun, Ramlal, Shyam Lal, Kathana, Shah, Moolchand, Rajkumar, Radheshyam, M A Latif, Kumari Nazar, Shakeel Nomani, Meerabai, Rabi etc in it.
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“Tu Nahin Aur Sahi” (1960) was a Radhika Chitra production. It was directed by Brij and the movie had Pradeep Kumar, Kumkum, Nishi, Minu Mumtaz, Helen, Tuntun, Murad, Kundan, Dinshaw, Amar, Anwar Hussain, Ramlal, Shyamlal etc in its cast.
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I am very much aware of this movie called “Tu Nahin Aur Sahi” (1960). I have in fact discussed as many as three songs from this movie in the past.
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Hindi movies often have songs in which two men, both small time ruffians but with heart of gold would go around the town (Bombay) and sing a song. One well known song of this genre was Do bechaare binaa sahaare (Victoria number 203) .
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I am always on the look out of rail songs. Once I had collected a list of about 25 rail songs from Hindi movies and I thought that I had covered just about all the songs that were there on that genre.
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Here is a piano cum party song from “Tu Nahin Aus Sahi” (1960). The lyrics in fact ensure that this is the title song of the movie as well.
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