THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAG PILU – PART I

As you are already aware, these blogs are being recreated from the posts on my Facebook page Lyrical wherein I started with this theme of giving you the best raaga based songs in Hindi movies on the 8th of Aug 2015. Presently, I am on my 22nd Raaga: Raag Lalit. I have already given you blogs on Raaga Bhairavi (Part I, II and III), Yaman or Kalyan (Part I, II and III), Jhinjhoti (Part I, II), Darbari Kanada (Part I, II, and III), Bhimpalasi (Part I and II), Raag Khammaj, and Raag Todi which make only seven of the twenty-two Raagas. With the last post on Raag Todi, I have made a determined effort to catch up. I decided to start giving you Raagas even as I put up on Lyrical, in addition to the back-log. Now that I gave you the last Raag based songs’ post, let me also give you one from the back-log.

With this, lets start with our Eighth Raaga here (the 6th Raaga on Lyrical): Raag Pilu.

The cover picture in this Raag is from the 1958 movie Phagun starring Madhubala and Bharat Bhushan. The music director of the movie OP Nayyar was so fond of this Raaga that roughly about half the songs of the movie have been composed by him in Pilu or Peelu. This was OP Nayyar’s favourite raga.

Phagun

Raga Pilu is a light classical raga or thumri that is quite varied. Like Bhairavi, all the 12 notes can be used in a composition. Since the structure of the raga is left to the artist’s style and interpretation, it is sometimes referred to as Misra Pilu (“mixed version of Pilu“) which incorporates not only the main notes but grace notes like komal re, suddha Ga, tivra Ma, komal dha, and both Nis.

Moods: Bhakti, Ebullience of folk love (often samuh-gaan, with clapping of hands). Many Krishna bhajans are in this raga.

Song #1 Piya piya naa laage mora jiya….

Lets take the first song composed in this raag from the 1958 movie Phagun directed by Bhibhuti Mitra. As with most other movies for which OP Nayyar was the music director, Phagun too had a large number of hit songs that were penned by Qamar Jalalabadi and sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi:

1 “Teer Yeh Chupke” Asha Bhosle 3:07 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
2 “Main Soya Ankhiyan Meeche” Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle 3:32
3 “Barso Re Haye Bairi Badarwa Barso Re” Asha Bhosle 3:15 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
4 “Chhum Chhum Ghunghroo Bole” Asha Bhosle 3:32 Madhubala
5 “Piya Piya Na Lage Mora Jiya” Asha Bhosle 3:19 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
6 “Soon Ja Pukar” Asha Bhosle 3:06 Bharat Bhushan, Cuckoo, Jeevan, Kammo, Madhubala, Nishi
7 “Bana De Prabhuji” Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle 4:18 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
8 “Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya” Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle 3:53 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
9 “Meri Chhod De Kalahi” Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle 3:12 Mehmood, Dhumal
10 “Tum Rooth Ke Mat Jana” Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle 3:15 Madhubala, Bharat Bhushan
11 “Shokh Shokh Aankhen” Asha Bhosle 4:06 Nishi, Cuckoo, Bharat Bhushan

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu, a song sung by Asha Bhosle: Piya piya naa laage mora jiya….

piyaa piyaa na laage moraa jiyaa
aajaa chorii chorii ye bai.nyaa.n gorii gorii
ta.Dap uThii re tere pyaar ko
piyaa piyaa …

ek ban kii kalii matavaalii nagarii me.n aaii khilane
ja.ngal kii moranii aaii baago.n ke mor se milane
milane ho milane, mor se milane
haay … apanaa banaa le sai.nyaa ho
piyaa piyaa …

o baa.Nke nainaa vaale o paradesii matavaale
tuu muralii mujhe banaa le ho.nTho.n se haay lagaa le
muralii banaa le ho.nTho.n se lagaa le
haay … apanaa banaa le sai.nyaa ho
piyaa piyaa …

Song #2 Jhoole mein pawan ke aayi bahar…

Matching OP Nayyar note by note in the Phagun jhoola song is Naushad, six years before Phagun in his best ever movie Baiju Bawra. Baiju (Bharat Bhushan) and Gauri (Meena Kumari) grow up and are in love. This song is sung to show them having grown up and in love.

Interestingly, each one of the Baiju Bawra’s 13 song-tracks was based on a classical raaga.

The great Shakeel Badayuni penned the lyrics and it was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar for Bharat Bhushan as Baiju and Meena Kumari as Gauri. Naushad received his only Filmfare Best Music Director award for this movie.

My choice of the greatest music director in Hindi movies: Naushad Ali (Pic courtesy: hamaraforums.com)
My choice of the greatest music director in Hindi movies: Naushad Ali (Pic courtesy: hamaraforums.com)

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Jhule mein pawan ke aayi bahaar….

do : jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
naino.n me.n nayaa ra.ng laa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

la : o
Dole man moraa sajanaa
Dole man moraa
ra : ho jii ho
la : Dole man moraa sajanaa
chuunariyaa baar-baar Dhalake
do : jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

ra : o o o
merii taan se uu.Nchaa teraa jhuulanaa gorii -2
la : mere jhuulane ke sa.ng tere pyaar kii Dorii -2
do : tuu hai jiivan si.ngaar
pyaar chhalake
jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake

ra : o o o
baadal jhuum ke aaye gaagar pyaar kii laaye -2
la : koyal kuukatii jaaye ban me.n mor bhii gaaye -2
do : chhe.De.n ham-tum malhaar
pyaar chhalake
aa aa aa
chhe.De.n ham-tum malhaar
jhuule me.n pawan ke aa_ii bahaar
naino.n me.n nayaa ra.ng laa_ii bahaar
pyaar chhalake ho pyaar chhalake
ho ho pyaar chhalake -3

Song #3 Mat maaro Shyam pichkari….

Did you get a good idea of what the Raag Pilu is all about from the first two songs: one each from Phagun and Baiju Bawra.

Let me add to your knowledge by giving you a song from the 1956 movie Durgesh Nandini based on the novel by that name by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.

This was composed by my favourite Hemant Kumar on the lyrics of Rajinder Krishan. Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Hemant Kumar recording a song with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: mrandmrs55.com)
Hemant Kumar recording a song with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: mrandmrs55.com)

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Mat maaro sham pichkaari….

mat maaro shaam pichakaarii
morii bhiigii chunariyaa saarii re…

naajuk tan moraa ra.ng na Daaro shaamaa
a.ng-a.ng mora pha.Dake
ra.ng pa.De jo more gore badan par
ruup kii jvaalaa bha.Dake
kit jaa_uu.N mai.n laaj kii maarii re
mat maaro shaam…

kaah karuu.N kaanhaa, ruup hai bairii meraa
ra.ng pa.De chhil jaaye
dekhe yah jag mohe, tirachhii najariyaa se
moraa jiyaa ghabaraaye
kit jaa_uu.N mai.n laaj kii maarii re
mat maaro shaam…

Song #4 Sur na saje kya gaayun main….

The second day of our sixth Raag: Raag Pilu or Peelu. We have so far taken up compositions of OP Nayyar whose favourite raag was Pilu, Naushad and Hemant Kumar.

We turn now to Shankar Jaikishen. I have taken this from their composition in 1956 movie Basant Bahaar starring Nimmi and Bharat Bhushan. As is usual with S-J songs, this one has been penned by Shailendra. It has been sung by Manna Dey

Manna Dey, the greatest singer of classical songs in Hindi movies.
Manna Dey, the greatest singer of classical songs in Hindi movies.

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Sur naa saje kyaa gaayun main….

sur nA saje kyA gAU.N mai.n – 2
sur ke binA, jIvan sUnA – 2
sur nA saje kyA gAU.n mai.n
sur nA saje …

jalate gayaa jiivana meraa -2
is raat kaa na hogaa saveraa -2
sur naa saje …

dono.n jahA.n, mujhase rUThe – 2
tere binA ye gIt bhI jhUThe – 2
sur nA saje …

taT se lagii nadiyaa gaave -2
pii tum kahaa.N papiihaa gaave -2
sur naa saje …

(sa.ngIt man ko pa.nkh lagAe
gIto.n me.n rimajhim ras barasAe ) – 2
svar kI sAdhanA – 2
paramesh{}var kI
sur nA saje …

Song #5 Tere bin soone nayan hamaare….

Now that I have given you a beautiful composition by Shankar Jaikishen, I have to give you a matching and somewhat similar one by Sachin Dev Burman. It is regarded, by many, as the best Raaga based song ever in Hindi movies.

It is from the 1963 movie Meri Soorat Teri Aankhen. The movie had a beautiful story with a lesson for all of us. Raj Kumar (Ishwarlal) is a wealthy businessman and dislikes everything ugly. When his wife, Kamla (Achla Sachdev), becomes pregnant and gives birth to an ugly son, he asks the attending Dr. Mathur (Tarun Bose) to inform his wife that their child was still-born. Dr. Mathur places the child in the hands of Rahmat (Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi) and his wife, Naseeban (Paro), who welcome him with open arms. But misfortune follows them, as the child, who is named Pyare (Ashok Kumar), accidentally burns their dwelling down, killing Naseeban. Rahmat then re-locates to his village when he teaches Pyare the skills required to play musical instruments and sing. Years later, Rahmat passes away, and informs Pyare that he is really a Hindu. Dr. Mathur fills the rest of the blanks for Pyare, and arranges a song and dance play and hopes that Raj will overcome his dislike for his now-grown son. But that does not happen, instead, Raj offers to pay some compensation so that Pyare can look after himself. When Pyare goes to Raj to return the money, Kamla sees him and asks him not to leave and adopts him as her son. Then misfortune visits the Raj family when their other son, Sudhir (Pradeep Kumar) , is abducted and held for ransom for 4 Lakh rupees. Sudhir’s fiancée (Asha Parekh as Kavita) believes that Pyare is behind this abduction. Finally, they all learn that Pyaare saves Sudhir’s life by sacrificing his own.

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This song is sung when Pradeep Kumar and Asha Parekh are in the wilderness. Asha Parekh listens to Ashok Kumar sing this song from a distance and is enchanted by his voice.

Shailendra is the lyricist. The song has been sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar for Ashok Kumar and Asha Parekh respectively.

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Tere bin soone nain hamaare….

tere bin suunii, nain hamaare
haay! tere bin suunii
baaT takat gaye saa.Njh sakhaare
haay! tere bin suunii

raat jo aaye Dhal jaaye pyaasii
din kaa hai duujaa naam udaasii
nindiyaa na aaye ab mere dvaare
haay! tere bin suunii …

jag me.n rahaa mai.n jagase paraayaa
saayaa bhii meraa mere saath na aayaa
ha.Nsane ke din bhii roke guzaare
haay! tere bin suunii …

o anadekhe, o anajaane
chhup ke na gaa ye prem taraane
kaun hai tuu mohe ab to bataa re
haay! tere bin suunii …

Song #6 Tu jo mere sur mein sur mila le….

I was thinking that I would not be able to find a third song matching the first two this evening: Sur naa saje kyaa gaayun main, and Tere bin soone nain hamaare.

And then I thought of Ravindra Jain! I have written several times that putting up songs, for me, is like dominos: one leads to the other.

This song sung by Yesudas and Hemlata became very popular. It has lyrics too by Ravindra Jain and is from the 1976 movie Chitchor.

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Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Tu jo mere sur mein sur mila le…..

ye: tuu jo mere sur me.n -2
sur milaa le, sa.ng gaa le
to zi.ndagii ho jaae safal
he: tuu jo mere man kaa -2
ghar banaa le, man lagaa le
to ba.ndagii ho jaae safal
dono.n: tuu jo mere sur me.n

ye: chaa.Ndanii raato.n me.n, haath li_e haatho.n me.n
he: chaa.Ndanii raato.n me.n, haath li_e haatho.n me.n
dono.n: Duube rahe.n ek duusare kii, ras bharii baato.n me.n
ye: tuu jo mere sa.ng me.n -2
muskuraa le, gunagunaa le
to zi.ndagii ho jaae safal

he: tuu jo mere man kaa…
dono.n: tuu jo mere sur me.n…

he: kyo.n ham bahaaro.n se, khushiyaa.N udhaar le.n
ye: kyo.n ham bahaaro.n se, khushiyaa.N udhaar le.n
dono.n: kyo.n na milake ham khud hii apanaa jiivan sudhaar le.n
he: tuu jo mere path me.n -2
diip gaa le o ujaale
to ba.ndagii ho jaae safal

ye: tuu jo mere sur me.n -2
sur milaa le, sa.ng gaa le
to zi.ndagii ho jaae safal

Song #7 Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milana….

Two days of one of the most popular raagas amongst Hindi songs composers had us take up the compositions of OP Nayyar, Naushad, Hemant Kumar, Shankar Jaikishen, SD Burman and Ravindra Jain.

Let me start tonight with a very popular number composed by Kalyanji Anandji for the 1965 movie Jab Jab Phool Khile starring Shashi Kapoor and Nanda.

It was one of the most popular songs of its era. Anand Bakshi penned the lyrics and Mohammad Rafi sang it.

Jab Jab Phool Khile1

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milana……

paradesiyo.n se naa a.Nkhiyaa.n milaanaa
paradesiyo.n ko hai ik din jaanaa

aatii hai jab ye rut mastaanii
banatii hai koii na koI kahaanii
ab ke bas dekhe bane kyaa fasaanaa

sach hii kahaa hai pa.nchhii inako
raat ko Thahare to u.D jaae.n din ko
aaj yahaa.N kal vahaa.N hai Thikaanaa

baago.n me.n jab jab phuul khile.nge
tab tab ye harajaaii mile.nge
guzaregaa kaise patajha.D kaa zamaanaa

ye baabul kaa des chhu.Daae.n
des se ye parades bulaae.n
haay sune.n naa ye koI bahaanaa

hamane yahii ek baar kiyaa thaa
ek paradesii se pyaar kiyaa thaa
aise jalaae dil jaise paravaanaa

pyaar se apane ye nahii.n hote
ye patthar hai.n ye nahii.n rote
inake liye naa aa.Nsuu bahaanaa

naa ye baadal naa ye taare
ye kaagaz ke phuul hai.n saare
in phuulo.n ke baag na lagaanaa

hamane yahii ek baar kiyaa thaa
ek paradesii se pyaar kiyaa thaa
ro ro ke kahataa hai dil ye diivaanaa

Song #8 Na jahtako zulf se paani…,

How about my namesake Ravi as a composer in Raag Pilu? It happened in 1964 movie Shehnai starring Biswajeet and Rajshree. Lyricist is Rajinder Krishan and the singer is Mohammad Rafi.

Music Director Ravi (Pic courtesy: america.pink)
Music Director Ravi (Pic courtesy: america.pink)

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Na jhatako zulf se paani ye moti toot jaayenge…..

naa jhaTako sulf se paanii yah motii TuuT jaaye.nge
tumhaaraa kuchh na biga.Degaa magar dil TuuT jaaye.nge
naa jhaTako sulf se paanii …

ye bhiigi raat ye bhiigaa badan ye husn kaa aalam
ye sab andaaz mil kar do jahaa.N ko luuT jaaye.nge
naa jhaTako sulf se paanii …

yah naazuk lab hai.n yaa aapas me.n do lipaTii huI kaliyaa.N
zaraa inako alag kar do, tarannum phuuT jaaye.nge
naa jhaTako sulf se paanii …

hamaarii jaan le legaa yah niichii aa.Nkh ka jaduu
chalo achchha huaa mar kar jahaa.N se chhuuT jaaye.nge
naa jhaTako sulf se paanii …

Song #9 Tere pyaar ka aasra chahata hoon….

Going ahead with the mood set with the other two songs tonight, viz, Pardesiyon se na akhiyan milaana, and Na jhatako zulf se panni; I give you a composition by N Dutta for the 1959 movie Dhool Ka Phool starring Rajendra Kumar and Mala Sinha. They are participating in a college mushaiyra and are at their best on the stage. Mahendra Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar have sung for them respectively.

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Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Tere pyaar ka aasra chahata hoon….

tere pyaar kaa aasaraa chaahataa huu.N
vafaa kar rahaa huu.N vafaa chaahataa huu.N

hasiino se ahad-e-vafaa chaahate ho
ba.De naasamajh ho ye kyaa chaahate ho

tere narm baalo.n me.n taare sajaa ke
tere shokh kadamo.n me.n kaliyaa.n bichhaa ke
mohabbat kaa chhoTaa saa mandir banaa ke
tujhe raat din pUjanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

zaraa soch lo dil lagaane se pahale
ki khonaa bhii pa.Dataa hai paane ke pahale
ijaazat to le lo zamaane se pahale
ki tum husn ko pUjanaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

kahaa.N tak jiye.n terii ulfat ke maare
guzaratii nahii.n zindagii bin sahaare
bahut ho chuke duur rahakar ishaare
tujhe paas se dekhanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

mohabbat kii dushman hai saarii khudaaii
mohabbat kii taqadiir me.n hai judaaii
jo sunate nahii.n hai.n dilo.n kii duhaaii
unhii.n se mujhe maa.Nganaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

dupaTTe ke kone ko mu.Nh me.n dabaa ke
zaraa dekh lo is taraf muskuraa ke
mujhe lUT lo mere nazadiik aa ke
ki mai.n maut se khelanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

galat saare daave.n galat saarii kasame.n
nibhe.ngii yahaa.N kaise ulfat ki rasme.n
yahaa.N zindagii hai rivaazo.n ke bas me.n
rivaazo.n ko tum to.Danaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

rivaazo.n kii paravaah naa rasmo.n kaa Dar hai
terii aa.Nkh ke faisale pe nazar hai
balaa se agar raastaa purkhatar hai
mai.n is haath ko thaamanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

Song #10 Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai….

Fourth day of our sixth raag: Pilu after we have taken up the following Raagas already:

1. Bhairavi.
2. Yaman or Kalyan.
3. Darbari Kanada.
4. Raag Bhimpalasi.
5. Raag Khammaj.

In the present Raag Pilu, so far, we took up the compositions of OP Nayyar, Naushad, Hemant Kumar, Shankar Jaikishen, SD Burman, Ravindra Jain, Kalyanji Anandji, Ravi and N Dutta.

Lets take up our tenth composer in this raag: Roshan. This is a favourite of mine penned by Neeraj and sung by Mohammad Rafi. It is from the 1965 movie Nai Umr Ki Nai Fasal that starred Tanuja with Rajeev and was shot in the campus of Aligarh Muslim University.

Even after 50 years, the songs of the movie are fondly remembered:

  1. “Aaj Ki Raat Badi De Se Aayee Hai” – Mohd Rafi
  2. “Aaj Ki Raat Badi Shaukh Badi Natkhat Hai” – Mohd Rafi & Asha Bhosle
  3. “Dekhati Hi Raho Aaj Darpan Na Tum” – Mukesh
  4. “Isko Bhi Apnaata Chal” – Mohd Rafi
  5. “Kaaravaan Guzar Gayaa” – Mohd Rafi
  6. “Meri Saiyyaan Gulbiya Ka Phool” – Suman Kalyanpur & Minoo Purushottam
  7. “Nai Umar Ki Naye Sitaron” – Bhupinder Singh
  8. “Thi Shubh Suhaag Ki Raat” – Manna Dey

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai….

aaj kii raat ba.Dii shokh ba.Dii naTakhaT hai
aaj to tere binaa nii.nd na aayegii

ab to tere hii yahaa.N aane kaa ye mausam hai
ab tabiiyat na Kayaalo.n se bahal paayegii
dekh vo chhat pe utar aayii hai saavan kii ghaTaa
de rahii dvaar pe aavaaz kha.Dii puravaaii
bijalii rah rah ke pahaa.D.n pe chamak uThatii hai
suunii aa.Nkho.n me.n koii Kvaab le jyo.n a.nga.Daaii
kaise samajhaa_uu.N?
kaise samajhaa_uu.N ki is vaqt kaa matalab kyaa hai
dil kii hai baat
ho dil kii hai baat na ho.nTho.n se kahii jaayegii
aaj to tere binaa nii.nd nahii.n aayegii …

ye bhaTakate hue jugunuu ye diye aavaaraa
bhiigate pe.Do.n pe bujh-bujh ke chamak uThate hai.n
tere aa.Nchal me.n Take salame.n sitaare jaise
mujh se milane ko binaa baat damak uThate hai.n
saaraa aalam
saaraa aalam hai giraftaar tere husn me.n jab
mujhase hii kaise
ho, mujhase hii kaise ye barasaat sahii jaayegii
aaj to tere binaa nii.nd nahii.n aayegii …

raat raanii kii ye bhiinii sii nashiilii khushabuu
aa rahii hai ke jo chhan chhan ke ghanii Daalo.n se
aisaa lagataa hai kisii DhiiTh jhakhore se lipaT
khel aayii hai tere ulajhe hue baalo.n se
aur bezaar
aur bezaar na kar, mere ta.Dapate dil ko
aisii ra.ngiin
ho, aisii ra.ngiin Gazal raat na phir gaayegii
aaj to tere binaa nii.nd nahii.n aayegii …

Song #11 Dheere se aaja akhiyan mein…

Our eleventh music director is C Ramchandra and he composed one of the best lullabies in Hindi movies in this Raag. So enchanting is this lullaby that a few months back I saw the 1951 movie Albela starring Bhagwan and Geeta Bali on my computer so as to see the lullaby. Rajinder Krishan penned the lyrics and the lullaby has been sung by both Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra.

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Please enjoy in Raag Pilu: Dheere se aaja ri akhiyan mein nindiya….

Comments: An excellent and classic lullaby. The song is in two parts.
The duet version is a sadder song. Chitalkar just sings the mukha.Da
and Lata sings the two antaraas. The tune is the same for both versions.

dhiire se aajaa rii a.Nkhiyan me.n
ni.ndiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
chhoTe se nainan kii bagiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa

o …
lekar suhaane sapano.n kii kaliyaa.N, sapano.n kii kaliyaa.N
aake basaa de palako.n kii galiyaa.N, palako.n kii galiyaa.N
palako.n kii chhoTii sii galiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
dhiire se …

o …
taaro.n se chhup kar taaro.n se chorii, taaro.n se chorii
detii hai rajanii cha.Ndaa ko lorii, cha.Ndaa ko lorii
ha.Nsataa hai cha.Ndaa bhii nindiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
dhiire se …

Sad / Duet version
dhiire se aajaa rii a.Nkhiyan me.n
ni.ndiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
chhoTe se nainan kii bagiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa

o …
aa.Nkhe.n to sab kii hai.n ik jaisii
jaisii amiiro.n kii, gariibo.n kii vaisii
palako.n kii suunii sii galiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
dhiire se …

o …
jagatii hai a.Nkhiyaa.N sotii hai qismat, sotii hai qismat
dushman gariibo.n kii hotii hai qismat, hotii hai qismat
dam bhar gariibo.n kii kuTiyan me.n
nindiyaa aajaa rii aajaa, dhiire se aajaa
dhiire se …

Song #12 Dhadakte dil ki tamanna ho mera pyaar ho tum….

Now that I have given you a favourite from C Ramchandra, I might as well give you another from Ghulam Mohammad. It has lyrics by Kaifi Azmi and has been sung by Suraiyya for herself in the 1961 movie Shama.

Here is the story-line:

Lucknow-based poet Parvez (Vijay Dutt) lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his parents. Also living in this household is an orphaned distant relative, Shama (Nimmi), who secretly loves him. He does confide in her that he is attracted to Roshan Ara (Suraiyya), and she, though heartbroken, arranges his wedding with her. After the wedding, Roshan’s brother, Dilawar (Tarun Bose), wants to wed Shama and Parvez’ father accepts this alliance. Anger, rage and bitterness will surface when Shama will not only reject Dilawar but also refuse to marry anyone. But the worst is yet to come when the family will be told the real reason why she wants to remain single.

Ghulam Mohammad, though older to Naushad Ali, took the latter as his mentor for many years. He was music director for 1954 movie Mirza Ghalib, 1961 movie Shama and finally 1972 Pakeezah. The last one was so much delayed that when the movie was finally released Ghulam Mohammad was no more. Pakeezah has some of the most stunningly popular songs in Hindi movies and elegantly composed. However, Ghulam Mohammad wasn’t given the Filmfare Best Music Director for it. Character actor Pran declined to receive his own Best Supporting Actor award in protest against Ghulam Mohammad having been overlooked for his award.

Music Director Ghulam Mohammad
Music Director Ghulam Mohammad

Please enjoy in Raag Pilu; Dhadakate dil ki tamanna ho mera pyaar ho tum….

dha.Dakate dil kii tamannaa ho meraa pyaar ho tum
(mujhe qaraar nahii.n) – 2
(jab se beqaraar ho tum) – 2
dha.Dakate dil kii tamannaa ho meraa pyaar ho tum

(khilaao phuul kisii ke kisii chaman men raho) – 2
jo dil kii raah se (guzarii hai vo bahaar ho tum) – 2

(zah-e-nasiib ataa kii jo dard kii sauGaat) – 2
vo Gam hasiin hai jis (Gam ke zimmedaar ho tum) -2
dha.Dakate dil kii tamannaa ho meraa pyaar ho tum

cha.Daauu.N phuul yaa aa.Nsuu tumhaare qadamo.n me.n
merii vafaao.n ke (ulfat kii yaadagaar ho tum) – 2
dha.Dakate dil kii tamannaa ho meraa pyaar ho tum

That brings us to the half-way mark of two-dozen best songs in Hindi movies based on Raag Pilu. Please await the Part II with the other dozen songs.

I look forward to your suggestions and comments.

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4 Comments

  1. The song Tere bin suney Nayan hamare was sung by MD. Ravi & Lara , and not by Asha Bhosle as mentioned by you.