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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 : 3587 Post No. : 14340

Missing Films of 1960s – 70
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Almost like a déjà-vu happening today.

The year is 1968, one more than the previous episode – we had the film ‘Jungle Ki Hoor’ from `1967 yesterday. Today, the film is ‘Lutera Aur Jaadugar’. The word ‘Jaam’ appears in the song title. And the word ‘tauba-aashiqan’ appears in the body of the song. Other similarities – well they go without saying.  A perfect gem of a song from an unknown film, composed by an equally obscure and unfamiliar music director – Suresh Kumar.

Suresh Kumar – a name that is not easily remembered as a music director. But on checking the Geet Kosh, we find that his outings in the field, in terms of films and songs is not trivial. We are talking here about a career that starts around early 1950s and continues well into the 1980s. Till 1980, the data available in GK, he as about sixty songs from 10 films to his credit as an independent solo music director. And then we also find out that he paired up with another music director M Talwar, and the two composed music under the duo name of Suresh-Talwar. As a duo there are another 80 odd songs from another additional 12 films. That certainly is not an ignorable size of body of work.

The film comes from the banner of Zubi Films, Bombay and is directed by D Raman. The cast of actors is listed as – Azaad, Nishi, Jagdeep, Tabassum, Mohan Choti, Rajan Haksar, Sherry, Meenakshi, Heera Sawant, Ram Raseela, Noorjahan, Zeb Sultan, Bibi Bai, Ghulam Sabir, Jilani, Gopu, Luckyram, Prince Arjun, Nadir, Rajrani, and Praveen Bano. Reading this list, it is clear that this is a B/C grade stunt cum fantasy film.

Seven songs are listed for this film. Two songwriters – Yogesh and Anjaan. This song is from the pen of Yogesh. The song is apparently a twin dance song. The singing voices are of Krishna Kalle and Usha Khanna. Ah yes, the MD appearing as a singer for another MD. Plus another claim to rarity – a very rare combination of singing voices.

Listening to the song, the image comes to mind of two dancers on screen, dancing in a king’s court or in a pub. And possibly one of the on screen dancers may be Nishi herself. A typical ‘maikhaana’ song, done really well, I am sure you will enjoy this discovery.

Song – Jaam Bhar Bhar Ke Pila De Mere Saaqiya  (Lutera Aur Jaadugar) (1968) Singer – Krishna Kalle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Suresh Kumar
Both

Lyrics

jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

berukhi se tumhari sitamgar
hamen kab tak shikaayat rahegi
dekh le le duaaen hamaari
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
teri mehfil salaamat rahegi
oo oo oo oo
yun bula ke na dagaa de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya

haaye tauba-aashiqan baankpan ye
hum hain qurbaan teri adaa pe
jaam kab se hamaara hai khaali
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
bhar de bhar de zaraa muskuraa ke
oo oo oo oo
thodi aankhon ki mila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya
mujhko deewaana bana de mere saaqiya
mere saaqiya
aisi pila naa utre nasha
jaam bhar bhar ke pila de mere saaqiya. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

बेरुखी से तुम्हारी सितमगर
हमें कब तक शिकायत रहेगी
देख ले ले दुआएं हमारी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
तेरी महफिल सलामत रहेगी
ओ ओ ओ ओ
यूं बुला के न दग़ा दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया

हाए तौबा-आशिकन बांकपन ये
हम हैं क़ुर्बान तेरी अदा पे
जाम कब से हमारा है खाली
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
भर दे भर दे ज़रा मुस्कुरा के
ओ ओ ओ ओ
थोड़ी आँखों की मिला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया
मुझको दीवाना बना दे मेरे साकिया
मेरे साकिया
एसी पीला ना उतरे नशा
जाम भर भर के पीला दे मेरे साकीया॰ ॰ ॰

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Blog Day : 3564 Post No. : 14289

“Murder in Circus”(1971) was produced by B K Adarsh and directed by A Salaam. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Jaimala, A N Ansari, Bela Bose, B M Vyas, Shetty, Sapru etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these four songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Tumko pasand ho to tumhe dilruba kahoon 8693 13-Sep-13
Bolo bolo tum mere ho bolo 8711 16-Sep-13
Parda zara hataao to koi baat ho 9266 8-Jan-14
Duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo 14285 19-Apr-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Murder in Circus”(1971) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK, the song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Khanna, though I can only detect Asha Bhonsle’s song. Perhaps Usha Khanna sings in chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a Villain’s den song on two main dancers and other dancers. I am unable to identify the two main dancers. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identigy them.

With this song, “Murder in Circus”(1971) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Banke bahuroopiyaa usne mera dil liya(Murder in Circus)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Usha Khanna
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

lalalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalalal
lalalalalalal

unaa unaa unaaoo unauauaua
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

lalala
banke bahuroopiya
usne mere dil liya
liya liya liya
banke bahuroopiya usne mere dil liya
chupke nazron se
dil ki raahon mein
wo chehra chipaye sanam aaye jaye
karoon main kya haaye
banke bahroopiya
usne mere dil liya

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

khili khili kali hoon main
gulshan ki matwaali
matwaali aji matwaali
matwaali aji matwaali

gali gali dhoondh aayi ban ke teri dilwaali
dilwaali aji dilwaali
dilwaali aji dilwaali

parde giraaye na parde uthaye
wo parde giraaye
na parde uthaaye
karoon main kya haaye
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo

bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo

banke bahroopiya
usne mere dil liya
liya liya liya

aag lagi nas nas mein
dhadkan hai mastaani
mastaani aji mastaani
mastaani aji mastaani

ghadi ghadi baahon mein tadpan hai deewaani
deewaani aji deewaani
deewaani aji deewaani

mujhko sataaye
wo ratiya jagaye
mujhko sataaye wo ratiyaa jagaye
karoon main kya haye
banke bahrupiya
usne mere dil liya
chhupke nazron se
dil ki raahon mein
wo chehra chhipaaye sanam aaye jaaye
karoon main kya haay
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo


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Blog Day : 3562 Post No. : 14285

“Murder in Circus”(1971) was produced by B K Adarsh and directed by A Salaam. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Jaimala, A N Ansari, Bela Bose, B M Vyas, Shetty, Sapru etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Murder in Circus”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a club cabarat dance on Bela Bose white a fight is simultaneously going on between two men.

Yesterday (18 april) was the birthday of Bela Bose (now Bela Sengupta). Here is wishing her a belated happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo (Murder in Circus)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

aah
du du du
duniya mein raho
aur pyaar karo
aapas mein jhagadna thheek nahin
yaa hoo haa
do din ke yahaan mehman hain ham
har baat pe ladna thheek nahin
yaahoo yaahoo hoo

main bhi hoon yahaan
aur jaam bhi hai
zulfon ki nasheeli ee
shaam bhi hai
main bhi hoon yahaan
aur jaam bhi hai
zulfon ki nasheeli ee shaam bhi hai
kis baat se aakhir bigde ho
kis baat se aakhir bigde ho
aise to bigadna thheek nahin
zara socho
du du du
duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo
aapas mein jhagadna thheek nahin
???

insaan bano ye kehna hai
maujon ki tarah se ae rahna hai
insaan bano ye kehna hai
maujon ki tarah se ae rehna hai
mehfil mein tamaasha mat baniye
mehfil mein tamaasha mat baniye
aise to akadna thheek nahin
???
insaan hai hum har baat pe ladna thheek nahin


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Blog Day : 3561 Post No. : 14282

“Insaan Aur Shaitaan”(1970) was directed by Aspi Irani for Super Pictures, Bombay. Though described as a “social” movie, it was a suspense movie. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Faryal, Sheikh Mukhtar, Aruna Irani, Madhumati, Jaageerdaar, Ifthikar, Heeralal, Shetty, Sheikh, Praveen Pal, Chaman Puri etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these three songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Chalte chalo chalta huaa saahil hai zindagi 4871 23-Oct-11
Ham ne jo tumko salaam kiya 6942 3-Nov-12
Koi aaye baahon mein le le 14277 17-Apr-18

Here is the fourth and final song from “Insaan Aur Shaitaan”(1970) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

Asha Bhonsle sang three out of four songs in the movie. All these three songs were picturised as cabarat dance songs, but on three different actresses. This song under discussion is picturised on Madhumati. One can also see Sanjeev Kumar, Shetty, Faryal etc in the picturisation.

With this song, “Insaan Aur Shaitaan”(1970) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Teri ada aa haa haa (Insaan Aur Shaitaan)(1970) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

teri ada aa haa haa
meri ada aa haa
donon miley to phir aaye maza
ishq tera aur husn mera
donon miley to phir aaye nasha
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ek akela kuchh bhi nahin hai
donon se banti hai baat
raat se din hota hai suhaana
din se suhaani raat
geet tera aa haa haa
saaz mera aa haa haaa
donon miley to phir aaye maza
ishq tera aur husn mera
donon miley to phir aaye nasha
aa aa aa aa aa
ru ru ru aa aa

aankh miley ya sharaab miley
donon hai manzoor
soorat teri dekhte hi
aa jaata hai suroor
pyaas meri aa haa haa
jaam tera aa haa haa
donon miley to phir aaye maza
ishq tera aur husn mera
donon miley to phir aaye nasha
laar laar laalaa
laar laa laa aa

patthar ka tu dil rakhta hai
aankh teri angaara aa
laakh bura ho phir bhi mujhko
lagta hai tu pyaara aa
jaan meri aa aa
julm tera aa haa haa
donon miley to phir aaye maza
ishq tera aur husn mera
donon miley to phir aaye nasha
aa aa
aa aa aa
laarlaalalalaalaa
ru ru ru ru
aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day : 3560 Post No. : 14278

“Do Khilaadi”(1976) was produced and directed by Jugal Kishore for Jugal Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Vinod Mehra, Zahira, Jaishree T, Paintal, Indrani Mukherji, Anita Guha, Mohan sherry, Shetty, Jugal Kishore, Shashi Puri (new discovery), Naaz, Jezebel, Johny Babu Qawwal, Hercules, Kumud Tripathi, Uma Khosla, Ratna, Brijendar Mohan, Baby Anuradha, Uttam Sodhi, Ram Mohan, Gurbachan Singh, Gauri Verma, Tuntun, Omi Chopra etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the four songs covered earlier:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya 1122 19-Apr-09
Meri bhi koi behna hoti 4381 13-Aug-11
Raat abhi baaqi hai baat abhi baaqi hai 4910 29-Oct-11
Tu saat kamron mein band padi ho 14273 16-Apr-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Do Khilaadi”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Amit Kumar. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a get together song on Shashi Puri, with almost every major actor of the movie visible in the picturisation.

With this song, “Do Khilaadi”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio (longer)

Video (shorter)


Song-Doston kya kahen ham tumse fasaana apna (Do Khilaadi)(1976) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

lalalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalalalala
lalalalalala

doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna
aaj kuchh bhi nahin
nahin kal tak thha zamaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna

raat ne toda chaand ka dil
raat ne toda chaand ka dil
kho gayi raahi se manzil
aur hum kuchh bhi keh na paaye
roye aur aansoo na bahaaye
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna

tan hai lekin jaan nahin
ho tan hai lekin jaan nahin
jeene ka armaan nahin
saare rishte toot chuke hain
apne humse roothh chuke hain
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna
aaj kuchh bhi nahin
nahin kal tak thha zamaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna aa aa
doston kya kahen hum tumse fasaana apna
lalalalalalaala


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Blog Day : 3560 Post No. : 14277

“Insaan Aur Shaitaan”(1970) was directed by Aspi Irani for Super Pictures, Bombay. Though described as a “social” movie, it was a suspense movie. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Faryal, Sheikh Mukhtar, Aruna Irani, Madhumati, Jaageerdaar, Ifthikar, Heeralal, Shetty, Sheikh, Praveen Pal, Chaman Puri etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Insaan Aur Shaitaan”(1970) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a cabarat dance song on Aruna Irani. Sanjeev Kumar is also visible in the picturisation of the song.


Song-Koi aaye baahon mein le le (Insaan Aur Shaitaan)(1970) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele
koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele

jeevan ki raahon mein takraaye humse
haseen naujawaan hamsafar
koi na aaya jo humko bataaye
hai manzil hamaari kidhar
o o
aa aa
o o
jeevan ki raahon mein takraaye humse
haseen naujawaan hamsafar
koi na aaya jo humko bataaye
hai manzil hamaari kidhar
ae dil ye din
ja ke na phir aayenge ae ae
koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele

dil ke mahal mein abhi tak
nahin hai kisi hamnasheen ka gujar
kaise kate din bahaaron ke humse
ye raaten hon kaise basar
o o
aa aa
o o
dil ke mahal mein abhi tak
nahin hai kisi hamnasheen ka gujar
kaise kate din bahaaron ke humse
ye raaten hon kaise basar
ae dil ye din
ja ke na phir aayenge ae ae
koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele

palkon ki chaanv mein sapne sajaa ke
mohabbat ke armaan mere
sheeshe se naazuk jawaani ko apni
ham ab tak sambhaala kiye ae
o o
aa aa
o o
palkon ki chaanv mein sapne sajaa ke
mohabbat ke armaan mere
sheeshe se naazuk jawaani ko apni
ham ab tak sambhaala kiye
ae dil ye din
ja ke na phir aayenge ae ae
koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele
koi aaye
baahon mein le le
humse sambhalti nahin ye jawaani akele
hum hain akele akele


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Blog Day : 3559 Post No. : 14273

“Do Khilaadi”(1976) was produced and directed by Jugal Kishore for Jugal Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Vinod Mehra, Zahira, Jaishree T, Paintal, Indrani Mukherji, Anita Guha, Mohan sherry, Shetty, Jugal Kishore, Shashi Puri (new discovery), Naaz, Jezebel, Johny Babu Qawwal, Hercules, Kumud Tripathi, Uma Khosla, Ratna, Brijendar Mohan, Baby Anuradha, Uttam Sodhi, Ram Mohan, Gurbachan Singh, Gauri Verma, Tuntun, Omi Chopra etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Do Khilaadi”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Amit Kumar. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a villain’s den song on Shashi Puri (I hope I have identified him correctly, with Jayshree T performing a cabaret dance. Picturisation shows our intrepid hero apeing Amitabh Bachchan’s hairstyle and mannerisms, defying Shetty to perform on the stage. Shetty dutifully waits for the song to finish before making his move. 🙂

Audio

Video


Song-Tu saat kamron mein band padi ho (Do Khilaadi)(1976) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

one two three four
kukuliki kukuliki
kukuliki
likiliki
lakalaka
lakalaka
ih aah aah
ih ih
uh aah
aah ih ih

tu saat kamron mein band padi ho
ho
aur aage oonchi deewaar khadi ho
taale pe taale
chaahe koi daale
le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
main le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
tu saat kamron mein band padi ho
ha
aur aage oonchi deewaar khadi ho
taale pe taale chaahe koi daale
le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
main le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga

ho pahredaaron ka zor
jalne waalon ka shor
kya bigaadega mera bata jaaneman
ho tujhe mujhse hai pyaar
ab to kar le ikraar
apne aashiq se yoon to na anjaan ban
tu chaahe sapnon mein mujhse ladi ho
hey
ya phir bekaar kisi zidd pe adi ho
taale pe taale chaahe koi daale
le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
main le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga

zug zug zuzug zujug
zizig zizig
zig zig
zuzug zizag zijag
zugulaka
zugulaka
zugulaka
zugulaka
zugulaka
chikchik chichak chichak
chuchuk chuchuk

ho mujhe rokega kaun
mujhe tokega kaun
kismein dam hai jo aaye mere saamne
saaya ban ke din raat
main bhi hoon tere saath
tere peechhe rahoon ya tere saamne
chaahe tu laakhon ke beechh khadi ho
aur tujhe chhoona bhi baat badi ho
taale pe taale chaahe koi daale
le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
main le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
tu saat kamron mein band padi ho
ho
aur aage oonchi deewaar khadi ho
taale pe taale chaahe koi daale
le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga
main le jaaunga
tujhe jab chaahoonga

hey hey hey hey
hey hey
chuchuk chuchuk chuchuk
chuchuk chuchuk
chichak chuchuk chuchuk
chukchuk chichaak
chik chi chaak
chuk chuk chu
chichaak chichaak chichi
zug zug zug zug zug
aah ih ih ih
hmmph hmph hmph


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

Blog Day : 3520 Post No. : 14137

Today, March 8th is the 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, one of my favourite poet-lyricists. Before him, there were other eminent Urdu poets such as Arzoo Lucknowi, Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Behzad Lucknowi, Josh Malihabadi etc who had been associated with the Hindi film industry sometime or the other. But it was Sahir Ludhianvi who clicked with the Hindi film industry as a poet and raised the status of the lyricists.  Eventually, he created such a status for himself in the Hindi film industry that some of the established producers/directors first took him on board before finalising the music directors for their films.

The traumatic childhood and the failed love affairs coupled with his leftist ideological leanings, are reflected in his ghazals and nazms published in the book ‘Talkhiyaan‘ (‘Bitternesses’) in 1945. However, it was his association with the Hindi film industry which gave him the opportunity to write film songs in the poetic form covering almost all the facets of human life. Some samples below:

Romantic songs

Kashti Ka Khamosh Safar Hai
isi Patthar Ki Moorat Se Muhabbat Ka Iraada Hai

‘Togetherness in Love’ songs

Tum Apna Ranj o Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Baney Hain Sab Ke Waaste

Songs on Women’s plights

Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko
Aurat Ko Faqat Jism Samajh Lete Hain

Songs of Hypocrisy

Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai
Kyaa Miliye Aise Logon Se Jinki Fitrat Chhupi Rahe

Satirical songs

Cheen o Arab Hamaara Hindustaan Hamaara
Aasmaan Pe Hai Khuda Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Fun songs

Dil Ye Kya Cheez Hai
Chaahe Koi Khush Ho Chaahe Gaaliyaan Hazaar De

Teasing Love songs

Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To
Uden Jab Jab Zulfen Teri

Khushnuma (feel good) songs

Thandi Hawaayen Lehraa Ke Aayen
Phaili Huyi Hain Sapnon Ki Baahen

Motivational/Inspirational Songs

Raat Ke Raahi Thhak Mat Jaana
Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya

Mother-Child songs

Tu Mere Pyaar Ka Phool Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon

In addition, Sahir Sahab also wrote other genres such as qawwali,  patriotic songs, devotional songs etc. A question is raised as to what is so unique about  Sahir Sahab’s songs? His contemporary Urdu poets like Shakeel Badayuni, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi also wrote many genres of songs for the films. In my view, the main difference was that Sahir Sahab’s songs were  an extension of his literary poetry (adabi shaayari) while the others wrote mostly lyrics for the songs. While Majrooh Sultanpuri and Kaifi Azmi rarely mixed the PWA ideology in their film songs, Sahir Sahab’s songs covered such thoughts even in some fun songs in films like  ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954), ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) and  ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

We  should be thankful to Sahir Sahab for joining the Hindi film industry. Had he remained away from Hindi film industry and concentrated only on the literary Urdu poetry, we would have certainly missed the range of his poetry in the Hindi film songs. Surely, he would have joined the list of the Urdu poets of pains, bitterness and sorrows like Mir Taqi Mir,  Faani Badayuni, Majaaz Lucknowi,  Sudarshan Faakir etc. But in this process, he would have missed ‘the poet of mass appeal’ tag.

Again, I would say that Sahir Sahab’s  association with Hindi film industry perforce made him to look for the brighter side of the life. Note how he starts one of the songs in ‘Shagoon’ (1964) in a pessimistic note and ends with optimism:

zindagi zulm sahi zabr sahi gham hi sahi
dil ki fariyaad sahi rooh kaa maatam hi sahi

going on to

ham hain maayoos magar itne bhi maayoos nahin. . .
ek na ek din to yah ashkon ki ladi tootegi
ek na ek din to chhatenge ye ghamon ke baadal
ek na ek din to ujaale ki kiran phootegi

Sahir Sahab first came to Bombay (now Mumbai) in January 1946. He began his filmy career in the same year with an assignment to write songs for the film ‘Aazaadi Ki Raah Par’ under the baton of music director GD Kapoor. He wrote 3 songs for this film. (The film’s release was delayed and it got released only in 1948). After this assignment, there is a gap of about 3 years in his filmy career. When partition happened he returned to Lahore in September 1947 to search for and bring back his mother. Sometime in the middle of 1948, he had to hurriedly leave Lahore. After returning, he first came to Delhi, where he occupied himself editing an Urdu periodical for about a year. In May 1949, he came to Bombay with a resolve to become a song writer for the films.

The greatest handicap for Sahir Sahab in pursuing his career in film industry was that he was already a popular Urdu poet with his published work ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945). The film industry is generally wary of poets’ capabilities of writing lyrics for the songs for given situations in the films. After struggling for about 2 years, he got the opportunity to write songs for the film ‘Naujawaan’ (1951) under SD Burman. The box office success of ‘Baazi’ (1951) in the same year with its hit songs gave a boost to his career in the film industry. During 1951-57, Sahir Sahab majorly worked with SD Burman (138 songs out of 218).

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘obsession’ to place his song writings above the contributions of  singers and music directors seems to have come into open sometime in mid 1950s when he had arguments with Lata Mangeshkar on this issue. It is a moot point whether it was Lata Mangeshkar who refused to sing his songs or other way round. But the end result was that Sahir lost 9 out of 11 films because producers/directors will have Lata Mangeshkar rather than Sahir Ludhianvi [Source: Javed Akhtar on TV programme ‘Classic Legends’]. Two films which remained with him were ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) and ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) in which Lata Mangeshkar had no songs. But it was these two films which gave him the status as a song writer par excellence. Here Sahir Sahab proved his point that his songs could still become popular without Lata Mangeshkar.

However, the success of these two films also resulted in the termination of Sahir Sahab’s  association with two top music directors at that time – SD Burman and OP Nayyar due to clash of egos. Again, the issue raised was that it was his songs more than the music that these two films became hits. In support of his claims, he started quoting his fees for song writings in a film one rupee above the amount agreed to be paid to the music director of that film. With his tiffs with the top playback singer and two top music directors of that time, many in the Hindi film industry must have felt at that time that Sahir Sahab committed a hara-kiri and his filmy career was doomed.

While Sahir Sahab eventually made up with Lata Mangeshkar, now it was the time for him to prove that his songs can still become popular in the films without the services of the commercially top rated music directors of that time. He roped in music director Khayyam for ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958),  N Dutta for  ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959) and Roshan for ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960). While the first film did not fare well at the box office, its songs became very popular. The other two films were super hits on the box office.  In this process, Sahir Sahab not only retained his eminent position in the film industry as a song writer, he became instrumental in giving boost the sagging careers of music directors, Khayyam, Roshan and later  Ravi (‘Gumraah’, 1963).

In the 1960s, he worked mainly with the second line music directors but had super hit films like ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Gumraah’ (1963), ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Kaajal’ (1965), ‘Waqt’ (1965), ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aankhen’ (1968). Some of the films which  did not fare well at the box office but their songs are remembered even today were ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Shagoon’ (1964) and ‘Bahu Begum’ (1967).

There is no denying the fact that there is something magical in Sahir Sahab’s song writings. Most of his songs struck a chord with the audience and the listeners. My own experiences in listening to some of his songs are that his lyrics are the characteristic that first registered in my mind, for most of his songs.

There is a quote in the fashion world – the dress must follow the body and not the body following the shape of the dress. If this quote is extended to film songs, one can say that a beautiful body (lyrics) brings out the best in the dress (music). Sahir Sahab believed that it is the beautiful poetry which brings best of the music composition. He became more forthcoming in keeping his song writings ahead of the music director after the success of ‘Pyaasa’ (1957). In  my view, he was not off the mark, particularly for his popular songs.

In my younger days, when I had listened to “Ye Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai” and “Jinhen Naaz Hai Hind Par Wo Kahaan Hain”, the lyrics came to my attention first because they were soulful, momentarily forgetting the contributions of playback singer and the music director. The reason was that the first verse itself created interest in me to listen to the full lyrics. That SD Burman composed the orchestration with bare minimum musical instruments and Rafi sang in a soft voice are the recognition of the importance of the lyrics of these two songs. Probably, this was also the intention of Guru Dutt as a director.

“Jaane Kya Tu Ne Kahi Jaane Kya Maine Suni”  brought the singer  (Geeta Dutt) to the fore in my mind because of her seductive rendition. Yet, he is successful in bringing the words also in the forefront despite the fact that he had written the song on a pre-set tune. The reason is that this song has been written in short verses – mostly within 4 words. In the context of today’s world, one can say the song has been written in Whatsapp language – short yet effective to convey the message.

Even the dream sequence song, “Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein Is Dil Ko Basaa Den To” which was said to be added in the film on the insistence of film distributor/financier, the imageries used  in the song for teasing are unique and remain in the mind of the listeners. This was basically a ‘relief’ song for the audience in the midst of sad and depressing theme of the film. Generally, such type of ‘addition’ of the song goes out of mind quickly but this song became unforgettable.

I will stop analysing the remaining songs of ‘Pyaasa’ at this stage. Sahir Sahab’s list of beautiful film songs is endless. In fact, one can attempt to write a separate article on each of Sahir Sahab’s  films about his songs especially of his films like ‘Phir Subah Hogi’ (1958), ‘Dhool Kaa Phool’ (1959), ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), ‘Taj Mahal’ (1963), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Ghazal’ (1964), ‘Chitralekha’ (1964), ‘Waqt’ (1965) etc

In the 70s, Sahir Sahab continued to be in demand but his charisma in his song writings seems to have somewhat waned. This could be because of two main reasons. First, he was basically a romantic poet and the romantic theme in the films had given way for action-oriented themes with angry man image.  It appears he had a premonition about this when he first wrote the nazm “Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shaayar Hoon“.

Secondly, after the death of his mother in 1976,  he seems to have lost interest in song writing. Also,  his PWA friends were advising him to concentrate more on writing literary poetry. It is said that he had almost decided to reduce his commitments for song writing and concentrate more on literary poetry. However, before he could complete his films’ commitments, a massive heart attack took him away from us on October 25, 1980 at the age of 59.

Sahir Sahab’s life can be summed up in one verse of his  nazm Faraar published in ‘Talkhiyaan’ (1945):

ishq naakaam sahi zindagi naakaam nahin 

Sahir Sahab’s love affairs failed but he lived his life at his own terms and immensely contributed to the making of the golden era of Hindi film music. During the three decades of his association with Hindi film industry, he wrote 732 songs in 114 films worked with 30 music directors. Details are given in the table below:

Music Director No. of films Total songs
S D Burman 18 138
Ravi 19 131
N Dutta 17 109
Roshan 07 59
Khayyam 06 42
Laxmikant-Pyarelal 07 36
R D Burman 04 24
O P Nayyar 05 23
Madan Mohan 03 20
Jaidev 03 16*
Chitragupt 02 13
Sapan Chakravarty 02 11
Ravindra Jain 02 10
Kalyanji-Anandji 02 09
Anil Biswas 02 07
Usha Khanna 02 03
Other Music Directors (14) 14 81
TOTAL (30) 114 732

*Note: Includes 3 songs of ‘Laila Majnu’ (1976).

[Source: List of film songs of Sahir Ludhianvi as appendix to ‘Sahir Ludhianvi – People’s Poet’ – Akshay Manwani (2013).]

It can be observed that out of 732 songs Sahir Ludhianvi wrote during his filmy career, as many as 479 songs (65%) were written for just 5 music director – S D Burman (138), Ravi (131), N Dutta (109), Roshan (59) and  Khayyam (42). He had no occasion to write songs for big names like Naushad and Shankar-Jaikishan and the second line music directors like Salil Chaudhury, SN Tripathi etc.

On the occasion of 97th birth anniversary of Sahir Ludhianvi, I have chosen the song “Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome”, the only song he wrote for the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). This is a motivational song for the youngsters and is aptly sung by Mohammed Rafi under the baton of Usha Khanna.

Video

Audio

Song – Hum Jab Chalen To Ye Jahaan Jhoome (Hum Hindustani) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhinavi , MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hum naye jahaan ke .. paasbaan
hum nayi bahaar ke .. raazdaan
hum hanse to hans pade .. har kali
hum chalen to chal pade .. zindagi
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara
hum jab chalen to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
hamse hai fizaaon mein .. rang-o-boo
hum hai is zameen ki .. aabroo
nadiyon ki raagini .. hamse hai
har taraf ye taazgi .. hamse hai
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hai jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chalen to. . .
 
door ho gayin sabhi .. mushkilen
khinch ke paas aa gayin .. manzilen
dekh ke shabaab ke .. hausle
khud-ba-khud simat gaye .. faasle
saare nazaaron mein
phoolon mein taaron mein
hamne hi jaadu bhara. . .
hum jab chale to
ye jahaan jhoome
aarzoo hamaari
aasmaan ko choome
o ho ho ho
hum jab chalen to. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हम नए जहान् के ॰॰ पासबाँ
हम नई बहार के ॰॰ राज़दाँ
हम हँसें तो हंस पड़े ॰॰ हर कली
हम चलें तो चल पड़े ॰॰ ज़िंदगी
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

हमसे है फिज़ाओं में ॰॰ रंग ओ बू
हम हैं इस ज़मीन की ॰॰ आबरू
नदियों की रागिनी ॰॰ हमसे है
हर तरफ ये ताजगी ॰॰ हमसे है
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰

दूर हो गईं सभी ॰॰ मुश्किलें
खिंच के पास आ गईं ॰॰ मंज़िलें
देख के शबाब के ॰॰ हौसले
खुद ब खुद सिमट गए ॰॰ फासले
सारे नज़ारों में
फूलों में तारों में
हमने है जादू भरा
हम जब चलें तो
ये जहान् झूमे
आरज़ू हमारी
आसमान को चूमे
ओ हो हो हो
हम जब चलें तो॰॰॰


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 : 3501 Post No. : 14065

Missing Films of 1960s – 59
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So, on the 3501st day on this blog, I introduce to you the debut film for today.

The film is ‘Sardaar’ from 1967. This year continues to be very fertile, and still another four, and maybe five more films from this year are next in line.

The production banner is M.U.N. films Bombay, and the film is directed by Babubhai Mistry. The film is categorized as a costume drama, with the cast of actors listed as Dara Singh, Sheikh Mukhtar, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Jayant, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Arvind Pandya, and Jeevankala. Now this is a very impressive ensemble – we have Sheikh Mukhtar, and Dara Singh, and Ajit, and Chandrashekhar, and Nishi, and Helen, and Jayant, and Tiwari – wow.

The film has seven songs listed. All the songs are written by Asad Bhopali, and the music is composed by Usha Khanna. As I scan the list of songs, some are very familiar and popular songs, and I wonder this film has managed to stay away from being represented on our blog so far.

Today’s song is about the memories of childhood love. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Once you start listening to the song, I am sure the memory cells will respond – ok, well this one, yes, it is a familiar favorite from the radio listening days. Enjoy.

Song – Mera Tumhara Afsaana Hai Kitna Puraana  (Sardaar) (1967) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo
mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

kyon ji tumko yaad to hongi
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
pehli pehli pyaar ki baaten
chhoti si ik bhool pe laakhon
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
hoti then taqraar ki baaten
mera wo rooth ke jaana
tumhaara manaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

din mein sau sau baar tumhaare
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
paas aane ko ji kehta hai
in aankhon mein daal ke aankhen
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
kho jaane ko ji kehta hai
chhod ke dil tadpaana
mohabbat nibhaana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

mera tumhara afsaana
hai kitna purana
zara yaad karo
bachpan ka zamaana
piya yaad karo
zara yaad karo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो
मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

क्यों जी तुमको याद तो होंगी
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
पहली पहली प्यार की बातें
छोटी सी इक भूल पे लाखों
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
होती थीं तक़रार की बातें
मेरा वो रूठ के जाना
तुम्हारा मनाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

दिन में सौ सौ बार तुम्हारे
पास आने को जी कहता है
पास आने को जी कहता है
इन आँखों में दाल के आँखें
खो जाने को जी कहता है
खो जाने को जी कहता है
छोड़ के दिल तड़पाना
मोहब्बत निभाना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

मेरा तुम्हारा अफसाना
है कितना पुराना
ज़रा याद करो
बचपन का ज़माना
पिया याद करो
ज़रा याद करो

 


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 : 3490 Post No. : 14022

First of all, I have to express my gratitude to this blog once again, it is only because of this blog that am able to share this post here. Though I have already shared many posts earlier, but today the personality I am writing about is of such a great stature that it is my fortune and blessings of this blog that I am able to do this.

Today we remember Ramchandra Narayandutt Dwivedi whom we fondly admire and respect as ‘Kavi Pradeep’ or ‘Rashtra Kavi Pradeep’ on the anniversary of his birth. He was born on 6th February,1915 and passed away on 11th December,1998 leaving behind a great legacy or even I can say a ‘heritage’ – a national heritage of his immortal poems and his ‘voice’.

I am short of words to add an adjective to describe his ‘voice’, because it cannot be expressed in words. It is an altogether a very different experience or rather divine experience to listen the songs sung by him. For that matter I think people like me who were born in end sixties and seventies or may be little later and even extending to the eighties, must have in their childhood heard his voice/songs playing on loud speakers, radio and in the earlier years of TV in India.

I cannot forget “Aao Bachcho Tumhein Dikhaayein“, and “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo“, one penned and sung by him and other penned by him, which were/are a ‘must’ on every Independence Day and Republic Day. And how rightly he said the value of ‘our hard fought freedom’ when he is talking to the new generation in this song “Hum Laaye Hain Toofaan Se Kishti Nikaal Ke’.

Then there are few songs which we used to listen when we grow up but can only understand their depth after we actually matured as adults. These are the philosophical song like “Dekh Tere Sansaar Ki Haalat“,  “Mukhda Dekh Le Praani“, “Pinjre Ke Panchhi Re“, “Doosron Ka Dukhdaa Door Karne Waale“, “Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon“, “Hum Ne Jag Ki Ajab Tasweer Dekhi“, “Koi Laakh Kare Chaturaayi“. Listening to these and songs sung by him have always given me a great motivation and inspiration other than giving peace to mind whenever I have felt like down with spirits or depressed and struggling with our day to day adversities.

He always wrote and sung with passion, pouring his heart and his feelings into his creations, and thus his songs whether patriotic, devotional or philosophical, when we listen to them, always take us to an altogether different ‘planet’ that is the magic of his words and his voice.

Like the song “Tere Dwaar Khadaa Bhagwaan“, I have never felt tired of listening to this song. I can listen to it many many times in one go. Then his song on the partition of India – “Aaj Ke Insaan Ko Ye Kya Ho Gaya“; one can just imagine the agony in his feelings and the ‘pain’ this ‘poet’ is going through on the degrading human values.

I would like to share here an incident which proves that if one gets a chance to listen to his songs they straight way take to one’s heart and mind forever and even the new generation cannot escape from his ‘passionate’ and ‘inspirational’ voice if they get that right atmosphere around where his songs are listened to. I was at Kota, in Rajasthan at that time in 1988-89. I had bought this compilation of Kavi Pradeep’s songs released by HMV. I presented this to one of my Senior Colleagues who was from Paudi Garhwal. He had a son and a daughter who was around 4-5 years old at that time.

After a gap of around 6-7 years when I was on tour to New Delhi I got a chance to visit this senior of mine and stay with them. As we were discussing his daughter came to me and said ‘Uncle, aap wahi Uncle ho na jinhone hamen Kavi Pradeep ji ki cassette di thi’.

What I want to put here is that if we the citizens of this country nurture good values, of course including the great heritage of our history, arts and culture, and pass them on to new generations, it will be certainly of a great help to instil in them the love for the nation and respect towards the great freedom fighters, soldiers of this country, the country – the land itself and our historical and cultural values.

Hindi movies already are doing great job in the service of nation and national integration. And Kavi Pradeep’s contribution in this cause is simply great and his poetry and songs need to be continuously passed on to the new generation to rouse patriotic values and love for the nation and its great historical heritage.

On this blog we always have this opportunity to share the works of such great persons and their art which they use as a ‘medium’ to reach people and in service of the ‘greater cause’ – ‘the nation’. And we have a long long way to go in this purpose of sharing his poetry /songs that he wrote for Hindi Movies. As per the ‘statistics’ page of this blog, we have till now posted only 167 (I hope this is the latest updated figures) out of the 531 songs he wrote for HFM.

Today I am sharing one of his songs which is written and sung by himself. This song, when I initially sent almost three years ago to Atul ji, I thought was a non-filmy song. As the link available then didn’t mention anything about this song. However, thanks to this book ‘Kavi Pradeep Ka Hindi Sahitya Mein Avdaan’ by Dr. Dinesh Chandra Awasthi which I got few months back and came to know that this song is actually from a ‘recent’ 1983 movie ‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ and not from a yesteryears movie or an NFS.

I like this song very much and it is ‘philosophical’ background song in the movie (as can be seen from the video of this song available now) and in the picturization of this song we can see Vikram Gokhale, Bina and others.

‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ was directed by BR Ishara for ‘King Movies’. It was produced by Badriprasad Joshi. It had Vikram Gokhale, Beena, Mahipal, BM Vyas, Surya Kumar, Anant Marathe, Maheshwari, Master Vikas, Mohan Choti, Meghna, Ratna Bhushan, Nayna Bhatt, Champshi Bhai, Ashalata, Bhagwan, Tun Tun, S Madan, Surekha Rane, Karunakar Pathak, Baiju Raja, Nanak Singh, Lakhan, Amit, Mishrilal, Hangama, Jaya Kaushalya, and Mahesh Desai.

The songs in this movie were sung by Kavi Pradeep, Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Khanna, Suresh Wadkar, Chandrani Mukerjee and Dilraj Kaur. The records were released by ‘Music India’. Sujit Sen and Subramaniam were Assistant Directors for this movie. SA Kadar was the Chief Assistant Director. Dahya Bhai was the Cameraman for this movie. The editing for this movie was done by LD Bhatia. Story of this movie was written by Pandit R Priyadarshi. Kavi Pradeep wrote the songs for this movie and music was composed by Usha Khanna.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 11.01.1983.

I have to confess here that I wished to write a detailed biographical write up (though I am not good in doing it like our senior members and other members) on Kavi Pradeep. I had actually started with it, but could not devote the time required, and so I am presenting a much briefer article about him. But that does not deprive us in enjoying this wonderful creation in his loving memory in our hearts. I will try to write his biographical sketch with more information about the movies he worked for in another article, as possible.

Let us now enjoy this philosophical yet motivational song, which is written and sung by Kavi Pradeep and composed by Usha Khanna. The movie ‘Jai Baba Amarnath’ makes its debut today on our blog.

 

Song – Udti Chidiya Behta Paani (Jai Baba Amarnath) (1983) Singer – Kavi Pradeep, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – Usha Khanna

Lyrics

udti chidiya..aa..aa
behta paani..ee..ee
inki kahaani kisne jaani
udti chidiyaa..aa..aa
behta paani..ee..ee
inki kahaani ee kisne jaani
duniya waalo suno
isi ko kehte zindagani
udti chidiya
behta paani
inki kahaani kisne jaani

jeewan to hai ek ramta jogi re
bhatakta jogi
kise pata kiski shaam
kal kahaan hogi re
kal kahaan hogi
dharti waalo suno
ye hain shabd aasmaani
udti chidiya..aa 
behta paani.ee
inki kahaani  kisne jaani

bada hi ajeeb hai ye
duniya ka mela
duniya ka mela
karodon ki bheed mein hai
har koi akela
yahaan har koi akela
sun’ne waalo suno
ye hai santon ki vaani
udti chidiya..aa 
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani  kisne jaani

sansaar ke hain bade
tedhe medhe raaste
tedhe medhe raaste
ye tamaam raaste hain
hum sab ke waaste
hum sab ke waaste
chalne waalo suno safar mein
rakhna saavdhani
udti chidiya..aa
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani..ee kisne jaani
udti chidiya..aa
behta paani..ee
inki kahaani..ee kisne jaani

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————————————
उड़ती चिड़िया॰॰आ॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी किसने जानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी
दुनिया वालो सुनो
इसीको कहते ज़िंदगानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी किसने जानी

जीवन तो है एक रमता जोगी रे
भटकता जोगी
किसे पता किसकी शाम
कल कहाँ होगी रे
कल कहाँ होगी
धरती वालो सुनो
ये हैं शब्द आसमानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी

बड़ा ही अजीब है ये
दुनिया का मेला
दुनिया का मेला
करोड़ों कि भीड़ में है
हर कोई अकेला
यहाँ हर कोई अकेला
सुनने वालो सुनो
ये है संतों कि वाणी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी

संसार के हैं बड़े
टेढ़े मेढे रास्ते
टेढ़े मेढे रास्ते
ये तमाम रास्ते हैं
हम सब के वास्ते
हम सब के वास्ते
चलने वालो सुनो सफर में
रखना सावधानी
उडती चिड़िया बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी
उडती चिड़िया॰॰आ
बहता पानी॰॰ई
इनकी कहानी॰॰ई किसने जानी


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