THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAG JAIJAIVANTI

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 24th Raaga: Raag Kafi. 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, Raag Todi, and Raag Pilu Part I, which make only seven and a half of the twenty-four Raagas. This means that I have to make a determined effort to catch up. I had therefore decided to start giving you Raagas even as I put up on Lyrical, in addition to the back-log.

With this, lets start with our Ninth Raaga here (the 23rd Raaga on Lyrical): Raag Jaijaivanti.

The cover picture on Lyrical is from the 1955 movie Seema with Lata Mangeshkar singing for Nutan a great composition by Shankar Jaikishan, the best music duo in Hindi films who were very adept with Raaga based songs; Raag Bhairavi being their favourite. This song has special value for me now having attended Shankar Jaikishan Music Foundation Mumbai meet on Sunday, 19th June whereat Dinesh Shailendra Singh, son of lyricist Shailendra was present amongst other luminaries.

Raag Jaijaivanti

I belong to all the religions in the world. But, I am a Sikh by birth. Here is a Raag composed by the ninth guru of the Sikhs: Guru Teg Bahadur.

Raag Jaijaivanti is also spelled as Raag Jaijaiwanti. I have often given you the ten fundamental thaats of the Indian classical music. Raag Jaijaivanti belongs to the Khamaj Thaat.

Those of you, like me, who are familiar with the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, would know that Raag Jaijaivanti is considered a blending of two raagas that happen to come in the middle of SGGS of 1430 pages. However, the raag is not mentioned in the Raagmala at the end of SGGS on pages 1429-30. This raaga is also not mentioned in the list of raagas in any ancient scriptures about Indian classical music.

The time of the raaga is evening time. frpm 6 to 9 pm. Normally the season is summer season.

“A soul in whose life dawn has come finds its path. Duality has ended and soul has merged with God and garland of victory will be put around the neck of that soul. Four shabads recited by Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in Raag Jaijawanti have come at the end. Soul has been freed from ‘Love for Body’ for ever. By giving new appearance, new shape and new musical form, Guru Sahib has caused a big new expansion and made it a tool to achieve peace for the soul.”

Raag Jaijaivanti1

Song #1
Manmohna bade jhoote….

As far as Hindi movies are concerned, the first song that comes to mind in this Raaga, as I have already said above whilst describing the cover picture, is from the 1955 movie Seema starring Balraj Sahni and Nutan.

The movie, directed by Amiya Chakravarty had a very intense plot. Here is the story from Wikipidea:

“After her parents pass away, teenager Gauri (Nutan) goes to live with her paternal uncle, Kashinath (Shivraj), and his wife. She is ill-treated there, made to do all the housework, and verbally abused by her aunt. She is made to work as a servant for meager wages in another household, and her earnings are taken away by her aunt. One day, Kashinath is summoned to the Police Station where he is told that since Gauri has been convicted of stealing a necklace from her employer, she is placed under his care for 12 months. Kashinath undertakes to look after her, but she manages to escape, and beats up Bankelal (CS Dubey), who had originally accused her of stealing the necklace. The Police are summoned again, and this time Gauri is placed with Shree Satyanand Anathalaya, an orphanage run by a compassionate Manager, Ashok (Balraj Sahni). Gauri revolts against all the rules imposed upon her and she is placed in solitary, where she ends up breaking all the windows and furniture. Then one day she escapes, beats up Bankelal severely, and returns. She is once again placed in solitary. Then Ashok and his associate Murlidhar (Surender) find out that Bankelal had framed Gauri, and they inform the Police, who make Bankelal confess. In this way, Gauri gets a pardon, and is asked to leave the orphanage, but she refuses to do so and stays on after promising that she will always obey Ashok. When Ashok has a heart attack, she proposes to stay and look after him, but Ashok wants her to leave and get married to Murlidhar. The question remains, will Gauri disobey Ashok or keep her promise and get married to Murlidhar?”

The song portrays, as I said above, the excellence of the best music duo in Hindi films Shankar Jaikishen in Raaga based songs. Lyrics are, predictably, by Shailendra. The tal is Ektal.

Jaikishan (of Shankar Jaikishan music duo) with Shailendra (Pic courtesy: flickrhivemind.net)
Jaikishan (of Shankar Jaikishan music duo) with Shailendra (Pic courtesy: flickrhivemind.net)

The singer is Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Man mohna bade jhoothe…

manamohanaa ba.De jhuuThe
haar ke haar nahii.n maane
manamohanaa …

bane the khilaa.Dii piyaa
nikale anaa.Dii piyaa
mose beimaanii kare
mujhase hii ruuThe
manamohanaa …

tumharii ye baa.Nsii kaanhaa
banii galaa phaa.Nsii
taan sunaake meraa
tan man luuTe
manamohanaa …

Song #2
Yeh dil ki lagi kam kya hogi…

The second song of the Raaga composed by the ninth guru of the Sikhs: Guru Teg Bahadur.

Anyone at all knowing me knows that when a new Raag is started, as soon as possible, I return to Shakeel Badayuni and Naushad.

I had put up this song in Raag Gara too but some feel that it belongs to Raag Jaijaivanti.

Do you remember this part of the story of Mughal-e-Azam? Madhubala as Anarkali buys the life of her love Prince Salim (Dilip Kumar) from Emperor Akbar (Prithviraj Kapoor) by offering her own in exchange. She is granted one last wish; which is that she could spend a night with Prince Salim but must drug his drink so that he won’t resist when she is taken to the dungeon.

Life is just one night of love... (Pic courtesy: www.amazon.com)
Life is just one night of love… (Pic courtesy: www.amazon.com)

Shakeel Badayuni, the king of Irony, wrote the lyrics that are as ironical as they sound joyous. Naushad has composed them and Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Ye dil ki lagi kam kyaa hogi…

ye dil kii lagii kam kyaa hogii
ye ishq bhalaa kam kyaa hogaa
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii – 2
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

naGamo se barasatii hai mastii
chhalake hai.n khushI ke paimaane – 2
aaj aisI bahaare.n aaii hai.n
kal jinake bane.nge afasaane – 2
ab ise jyaadaa aur hasii.n ye pyaar kA mausam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

ye aaj kA ra.ng aur ye mahafil
dil bhI hai yahaa.N diladaar bhI hai – 2
aa.Nkho.n me.n kayaamat ke jalave
siine me.n sulagataa pyaar bhI hai – 2
is ra.ng me.n koI jii le agar marane kA use Gam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

haalat hai ajab dIvaano.n kii
ab khair nahii.n paravaano.n kii – 2
anjaam-e-mohabbat kyaa kahiye
laya ba.Dhane lagI aramaano.n kii – 2
aise me.n jo paayal TuuT gayii phir ai mere hamadam kyaa hogaa – 2
jab raat hai aisI matavaalii – 2
phir subah kA aalam kyaa hogaa – 2

Song #3
Bairan ho gayi raina…

‘Bairan ho gayi raina’ is the title of our third and last song for tonight. It is from the 1957 movie Dekh Kabira Roya. Although the movie was a lighthearted comedy, it had some excellent songs thanks to the lyrics by Rajinder Krishan and compositions by Madan Mohan. Today, as I write this, it happens to be the Birth Anniversary of this great composer and music director.

This was sung by Manna De who excelled in classical and semi classical songs in Hindi movies.

Manna Dey (Pic courtesy: www.indianexpress.com)
Manna Dey (Pic courtesy: www.indianexpress.com)

Please enjoy: Bairan ho gayi raina….

bairan ho ho gayi raina
bairan ho ho gayi raina
bairan ho ho gayi raina
raina raina bairan ho ho gayi raina
bairan ho ho gayi raina, bairan ho

aawan kah gaye aur na aaye
piya bin kari rain daraye
baat sakat are nain
bairan ho ho gayi raina, bairan ho

bairan ho aa aa ho gayi raina
bairan ho ho gayi, bairan ho
bairan ho aa aa bairan ho
ho gayi raina aa aa aa
bairan ho ho gayi, bairan ho
bairan ho, bairan ho

Song #4
Tere mere sapne ab ek rang hain…

We started with our 23rd Raag yesterday, a raag composed by Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth guru of the Sikhs.

When two people fall in love, even their dreams become of the same hue. That’s the underlying theme of this song from the 1965 Dev Anand classic movie Guide directed by his brother Vijay Anand and which is listed at #4 in the Best Hindi Movies of all times.

The movie was based on a story by RK Narayan with the same title. A great deal of the success of the movie owes to its songs penned by Shailendra and composed by Sachin Dev Burman who directed music in most of Dev Anand movies.

SD Burman (Pic courtesy: movies.ndtv.com)
SD Burman (Pic courtesy: movies.ndtv.com)

Have a look at the songs of this movie:

“Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna” Lata Mangeshkar Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Din Dhal Jaaye” Mohammed Rafi Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya” Mohammed Rafi Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Piya Tose Naina Laage Re” Lata Mangeshkar Waheeda Rehman
“Saiyaan Beimaan” Lata Mangeshkar Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Tere Mere Sapne” Mohammed Rafi Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
“Wahan Kaun Hai Tera” Sachin Dev Burman Dev Anand
“He Ram Hamare Ramchandra” Manna Dey & Chorus Dev Anand
“Allah Megh De Paani De” Sachin Dev Burman Dev Anand

I have selected for you this one by Mohammad Rafi singing for Dev Anand and telling Nalini (Waheeda Rehman) that now that they are in love (to hell with the taboo about a married woman (she had a wretched marriage with the archaeologist Kishore Sahu who was more interested in ruins than in her) re marrying), they better see the world through the same eyes.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Tere mere sapane ab ek rang hain…

tere mere sapane ab ek ra.ng hai.n
ho jahaa.N bhii le jaae.n raahe.n, ham sa.ng hai.n

tere mere dil kaa, tay thaa ik din milanaa
jaise bahaar aane par, tay hai phuul kaa khilanaa
o mere jiivan saathii…

tere dukh ab mere, mere sukh ab tere
tere ye do nainaa, chaa.nd aur suuraj mere
o mere jiivan saathii…

laakh manaa le duniyaa, saath na ye chhuuTegaa
aa ke mere haatho.n me.n, haath na ye chhuuTegaa
o mere jiivan saathii…

Song #5
Meri aankhon se koi neend liye jaata hai…

Next, I turn to this really beautiful Neend song from the 1964 AVM Production Pooja Ke Phool directed by Bhim Singh. The movie starred Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Dharmendra, Pran, Nimmi and Leela Chitnis.

It had the genius of the pair of Rajinder Krishan as lyricist and Madan Mohan as music director who composed its songs. Some of Lata Mangeshkar‘s top songs were created by the duo. This is one of them.

"Brother and sister" jodi of Madan Mohan with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.thequint.com)(
“Brother and sister” jodi of Madan Mohan with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.thequint.com)(

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Meri aankhon se koi neend liye jaata hai….

Meri aankhon se koi neend liye jaata hai
Door se pyar ka paighaam diye jaata hai

Raatbhar jaagenge hum tumse chhup chhupke sanam
Aankh jhapke na kabhi chand taaron ki qasam
Dil mera aaj iqrar kiye jaata hai
Door se pyar ka paighaam diye jaata hai
Meri aankhon se koi neend liye jaata hai

Baat jo unse chali woh idhar aake ruki
Naam jab unka liya ek khushboo si udi
Ek tasavvur hai jo madhosh kiye jaata hai
Door se pyar ka paighaam diye jaata hai
Meri aankhon se koi neend liye jaata hai

Song #6
Muhabbat ki raahon mein chalna sambal ke….

The best of old Hindi songs, as I have mentioned any number of times, are with the quartet of Shakeel Badayuni as lyricist, Naushad as composer, Mohammad Rafi as singer and Dilip Kumar as actor. This happened in many movies. One of these was the 1955 movie Udan Khatola in which Nimmi acted opposite Dilip Kumar.

(Pic courtesy: munshimaniac.wordpress.com)
(Pic courtesy: munshimaniac.wordpress.com)

This song has Shakeel’s irony at its best; he brings out the uselessness of Love!

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Mohabbat ki raahon mein chalna sambhal ke…

muhabbat kii raaho.n me.n
chalanaa sambhal ke
yahaa.N jo bhii aayaa
gayaa haath mal ke

na paaii kisii ne muhabbat kii ma.nzil
qadam Dagamagaae, zaraa duur chal ke

hame.n Dhuu.NDhatii hai, bahaaro.n kii duniyaa
kahaa.N aa gae ham, chaman se nikal ke

kahii.n Duub jaae na, hasarat bharaa dil
na yuu.N tiir fe.nko, nishaanaa badal ke

Song #7
Zindagi aaj mere naam pe sharmaati hai…

Third day of Raag Jaijaivanti based songs.

Lets begin, once again, with my favourite lyricist Shakeel Badayuni. This is from the 1962 movie Son of India, a movie that Mehboob Khan made after the 1957 iconic movie Mother India, which lost at the Academy Awards by just one vote. Mehboob Khan took up, in Son of India, relatively minor actors Kamaljit, Simi Grewal, Jayant and Kumkum.

(Producer-Director Mehboob Khan who made such movies as Mother India, Son Of India, Andaz, Anmol Ghadi, Aan, Amar, and Roti. (Pic courtesy: www.indianetzone.com)
(Producer-Director Mehboob Khan who made such movies as Mother India, Son Of India, Andaz, Anmol Ghadi, Aan, Amar, and Roti. (Pic courtesy: www.indianetzone.com)

He however, retained the team of Shakeel Badayuni as lyricist and Naushad Ali as Music Director and composer and they didn’t fail him in the excellence of the songs. This one was sung by Mohammad Rafi.

The movie had the following songs including the ever popular patriotic song: Nanha munha raahi hoon:

1. “Aaj Chhedo Mohabbat Ki” Lata Mangeshkar 3:57
2. “Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar” Shanti Mathur 3:58
3. “Chal Diye Peeke Gham” Lata Mangeshkar 3:05
4. “Dil Todne Wale” Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi 4:28
5. “Diya Na Bujhe Ri Aaj” Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus 3:14
6. “Insan Tha Pehle Bandar” Shanti Mathur 2:47
7. “Mujhe Huzoor Tum Se” Geeta Dutt 2:18
8. “Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon” Shanti Mathur, Chorus 4:13
9. “Zindagi Aaj Mere Naam” Mohammed Rafi 3:48

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Zindagi aaj mere naam se sharmaati hai….

zindagii aaj mere naam se sharamaatii hai
apane haalaat pe mujhe khud hii ha.Nsii aatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

ek Gam chain se jiine nahii.n detaa mujhako -2
ek ulajhan hai jo aksar mujhe ta.Dapaatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

is tarah chho.D ke nikalaa huu.N mai.n apanii ma.nzil
jaise hasarat ko_ii siine se nikal jaatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

raah chalate hu_e kuchh soch ke ruk jaataa huu.N -2
har qadam par ko_ii bhuulii hu_ii yaad aatii hai
zindagii aaj mere …

Song #8
Pyaare darshan dijo aaye…

The 1979 movie Meera starred Hema Malini in the title role of the Rajasthani princess Meerabai who was born in a royal family but she renounced everything in her deep devotion and love for Lord Krishna.

The 16th century Rajasthani princess Meerabai who renounced everything in her devotion for Lord Krishana (Pic courtesy: www.youtube.com)
The 16th century Rajasthani princess Meerabai who renounced everything in her devotion for Lord Krishana (Pic courtesy: www.youtube.com)

The movie itself was extraordinary in that it had Pandit Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro as the music director. The songs/bhajans were sung by Vani Jairam, one of the finest exponents of Indian classical music. Of course, the bhajans were all written by Meerabai herself.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Pyaare darshan dijo aaye…

pyare darshan dijo aaye
tum bin jiyo na jaaye, darshan dijo jaye
pyare darshan dijo aaye

jal bina kamal chanda bina rajani
aise tum dekhe bin sajani
jal bina kamal chanda bina rajani
aise tum dekhe bin sajani
aakul byakul firu re din
biraah kalejo khaayo
darshan dijo aaye
pyare darshan dijo aaye

bivas na bhukh nind nahi raina
mukh su kahat na awe baina
kaha kahu kuchh kahat na aawe
milkar tadap bujhaye
kyu tarso antaryami
aaye milo kripa kar swami
kyu tarsao antaryami
aaye milo kripa kar swami
meera dasi janam janam ki
meera dasi janam janam ki
padi tumhare paaye
darshan dijo aaye
tum bin jiyo na jaaye, darshan dijo jaye
pyare darshan dijo aaye

Song #9
Maare gaye gulfam….

For the last song of the evening, I am going to take a song from Teesri Kasam for the sole reason that yesterday I was honoured to meet Shailendra’s son Dinesh Shailendra at Shankar Jailkishan Music Federation Meet at Mumbai. The movie was produced by the lyricist Shailendra and starred Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman.

The movie wasn’t a commercial success even though it won the National Award for Best Feature Film. However, many years later, it was critically acclaimed as a very fine movie.

The lyrics that Shailendra wrote for the songs of the movie are amongst his greatest, eg:

1. Sajan re jhoot mat bolo khuda ke paas jaana hai.
2. Duniya banane waale kya tere mann mein samaayi.
3. Chalat musaffir moh liyo re pinjare waali muniyaa.
4. Sajanva bairi ho gaye hamaar.
5. Paan khaayo sainyaa hamaro.

Shankar Jaikishan outperformed themselves in the compositions of the songs. So strong were the bonds between Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri, S-J and Raj Kapoor that Shailendra asked Hasrat Jaipuri to pen two songs for the movie.

And which songs? The movie’s story was based on a short story Maare gaye gulfaam by Phanishwarnath Renu. So, in asking Hasrat Jaipuri to pen this song, Shailendra virtually gave him the title song in his own production that was directed by Basu Bhattacharya.

(Pic courtesy: www.indianetzone.com)
(Pic courtesy: www.indianetzone.com)

It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

One little thing more about the song. Yesterday, Yunus Khan, in an interactive audio based session referred to three of the songs of S-J as what he called as: “Happy-Sad Songs”; meaning that even though these were sad songs, these had lively music. Songs such as Anaadi’s Tera jaana fitted into this definition.

This one is another one that fits in with the description. It is fast paced and Waheeda could dance on it. However, it is a song that carried a sad emotion.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Maare gaye gulfaam….

( maare gaye gulafaam
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam ) -2
ulfat bhii raas naa aa_ii
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam

ik sabzaparii dekhii
aur dil ko ga.Nvaa baiThe
( mastaanaa-nigaaho.n par
phir hosh luTaa baiThe ) -2
phir hosh luTaa baiThe
kaahe ko mai.n muskuraa_ii

ajii haa.N maare ga_e gulafaam
maare gaye gulafaam
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam

abaruu kii kaTaarii se
naino.n kii dodhaarii se
( wo ho ke rahe zaKmii
ik baad-e-bahaaarii se ) -2
ik baad-e-bahaaarii se
ye zulf kyo.n laharaa_ii

ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam
maare gaye gulafaam
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam

is pyaar kii mahafil me.n
wo aaye muqaabil me.n
( wo tiir chale dil par
halachal sii hu_ii dil me.n ) -2
halachal sii hu_ii dil me.n
chaahat kii sazaa paa_ii

ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam
maare gaye gulafaam
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam
ulfat bhii raas naa aa_ii
ajii haa.N maare gaye gulafaam

Song #10
Chandi ka badan, sone ki nazar….

Tonight lets start with Sahir Ludhianvi for a change. As is often the case with Sahir Ludhianvi, this has been composed by Roshan. The singers are several: Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Meena Kapoor and Manna De.

Mahendra Kapoor, Yash Chopra, N Dutta and Sahir Ludhianvi (Pic courtesy: www.livemint.com)
Mahendra Kapoor, Yash Chopra, N Dutta and Sahir Ludhianvi (Pic courtesy: www.livemint.com)

The name of this 1963 movie is Taj Mahal that starred Pradeep Kumar as Shah Jehan and Beena Roy as Mumtaz. Everyone knows their historic love story that ended in Shah Jehan erecting the Taj Mahal in her memory; one of the seven wonders of the world.

One of the most wonderful things about the movie was its songs. These are some of the best by the team of Sahir Ludhainvi with Roshan:

1. “Jo Baat Tujh Mein Hai” Mohammed Rafi
2. “Jo Wada Kiya Wo” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
3. “Jurm-E-Ulfat Pe” Lata Mangeshkar
4. “Qhuda-E-Burtur” Lata Mangeshkar
5. “Na Na Na Re Na Na, Haath Na Lagana” Suman Kalyanpur, Minoo Purshottam
6. “Paaon Chhoo Lene Do” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
7. “Chandi Ka Badan” Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle, Meena Kapoor
8. “Husn Se Duniya Hansi” Asha Bhosle

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Chandi ka badan sone ki nazar…

Male:
chaa.Ndii kaa badan sone kii nazar
us par ye nazaakat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
kis kis pe tumhaare jalvo.n ne
to.Dii hai qayaamat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
chaa.Ndii kaa badan sone kii nazar

Female:
gustaaKh zubaa.N gustaaKh nazar
ye ra.ng-e-tabiyat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
aise bhii kahii.n is duniyaa me.n
hotii hai muhabbat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
GustaaKh zubaa.N gustaaKh nazar

Male:
aa.Nchal kii dhanak ke saaye me.n
ye phuul gulaabii cheharo.n ke
ye phuul gulaabii haaye gulaabii cheharo.n ke
is vaqt hamaarii nazaro.n me.n
kyaa chiiz hai jannat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
is vaqt hamaarii nazaro.n me.n

tumase nazare.n jo milii.n
diin-o-duniyaa se gaye
ik tamannaa ke sivaa
har tamannaa se gaye
mast aa.Nkho.n se jo pii
jaam-o-miinaa se gaye
zulf laharaa_ii jahaa.N
ham bhii laharaa se gaye
huure.n milatii hai.n kise
is kii paravaah se gaye
is kii paravaah se, paravaah se, paravaah se gaye

is vaqt hamaarii nazaro.n me.n
kyaa chiiz hai jannat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye
chaa.Ndii kaa badan sone kii nazar

Female:
yuu.N garm nigaahe.n mat Daalo
ye jism pighal bhii pighal bhii sakate hai.n
ye jism pighal bhii sakate hai.n
u.De na kahii.n ruup kii shabanam *
garm nigaahe.n Daalo kam-kam *
aadaab-e-nazaaraa bhuule ho – 2
tum logo.n kii vahashat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye

tum hame.n jiit sako
is kaa imkaan nahii.n
Khud ko badanaam kare.n
ham vo naadaa.N nahii.n
ko_ii marataa hai mare
ham pe ehasaan nahii.n
un se kyuu.N baat kare.n
jin se pahachaan nahii.n
tum ko aramaa.N hai to hai
ham ko aramaan nahii.n
ham ko aramaan ke aramaan ke aramaan nahii.n
aadaab-e-nazaaraa bhuule ho
tum logo.n kii vahashat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye

gustaaKh zubaa.N gustaaKh nazar

Male:
jin logo.n ko tum Thukaraa ke chalo *
vo log bhii qismat vaale hai.n *
tum jis kii tamannaa kar baiTho *
un logo.n kii qismat kyaa kahiye *
ejii kyaa kahiye

ye javaanii ye adaa **
kyo.n na maGaruur ho tum **
farsh par utarii hu_ii **
arsh kii huur ho tum **
shoKh jalvo.n kii qasam **
sholaa-e-tuur ho tum **
ko_ii dekhe to kahe **
nashe me.n chuur ho tum **

tum jis kii tamannaa kar baiTho *
un logo.n kii qismat kyaa kahiye *
ejii kyaa kahiye

chaa.Ndii kaa badan sone kii nazar

Female:
din raat duhaa_ii dete hai.n
ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa
jahaa.N dekhii na_ii suurat machal baiThe
yahii, yahii, yahii le.nge
ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa diivaano.n kaa

Male:
jin kii Khaatir Gam sahe.n aur ro-ro jaa.N gavaaye.N
haay rii qismat u.nhii.n ke muu.Nh se diivaane kahalaaye.N

Female:
in aashiqo.n ke haath hai
ai zi.ndagii bavaal
in kaa kare.n Khayaal ke
apanaa kare.n Khayaal
har lab arz-e-shauq to
har aa.Nkh hai savaal
ye Gam se beqaraar hai
vo dard se niDhaal

arey ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa
ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa

Male:
merii nii.nd ga_ii meraa chain gayaa
vo jo pahale thii taab-o-tabaan ga_ii
yahii ra.ng rahaa yahii Dha.ng rahaa
to ye jaan lo jaan kii jaan ga_ii

ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa – 2

Female:
kisii ko Khud-Khushii kaa, shauq ho to, kyaa kare ko_ii

Male:
davaa-e-hijr de, biimaar ko, achchhaa kare ko_ii

Female:
ko_ii bevajah sar pho.De to kyo.n paravaah kare ko_ii

Male:
kisii majabuur-e-Gam kaa haal kyo.n aisaa kare ko_ii

Female:
mazaa to hai ke jab tum,
tum ta.Dapaa karo,
dekhaa kare ko_ii

Male:
mare.n ham aur tum par,
ke tum par Khuun kaa
daavaa kare ko_ii

haa.N, daavaa kare ko_ii

ye haal hai in diivaano.n kaa, diivaano.n kaa

Female:
jiite bhii nahii.n marate bhii nahii.n
bechaaro.n kii haalat kyaa kahiye
ejii kyaa kahiye

chaa.Ndii kaa badan sone kii nazar

Song #11
Badle badle mere sarkaar nazar aate hain….

And, after Sahir Ludhianvi, who was good no doubt, lets return to the best: Shakeel Badayuni. This is from Guru Dutt’s 1960 movie Chaudhvinh Ka Chand, which starred the ‘Living Legend” Waheeda Rehman in the title role. This song, a sad song after love went sour between them, was composed by Ravi and sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Waheeda Rehman.

Mohammad Rafi recording a song with the music director Ravi (Pic courtesy: www.hamaraphotos.com)
Mohammad Rafi recording a song with the music director Ravi (Pic courtesy: www.hamaraphotos.com)

Marvel at the mastery of each word crafted by the master craftsman: Shakeel (Handsome).

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Badle badle mere sarkar nazar aate hain….

badale badale mere sarakaar nazar aate hai.n -2
ghar kii barabaadii ke aasaar nazar aate hai.n
badale badale mere sarakaar nazar aate hai.n
badale badale

Duube rahate the mere pyaar me.n jo shaam-o-sahar -2
mere chehare se na haTatii thii kabhii jinakii nazar
merii suurat se vo bezaar nazar aate hai.n -2
ghar kii barabaadii ke …

vo jo badale to zamaane kii hawaa bhii badalii -2
dil kii Kushiyaa.N bhii ga_ii.n ghar kii fazaa bhii badalii
suune suune dar-o-diiwaar nazar aate hai.N -2
ghar kii barabaadii ke …

mere maalik ne muhabbat kaa chalan chho.D diyaa -2
kar ke barabaad mere dil kaa chaman chho.D diyaa
phuul bhii ab to mujhe Kaar nazar aate hai.n -2
ghar kii barabaadii ke …

Song #12
Dhal chuki shaam-e-gham muskara le sanam…

I will tell you one major concern that I have whenever I put up Shakeel Badayuni; which is that how does one get out of the mood or the atmosphere that his lyrics create?

At the time when Chaudhvinh Ka Vhand was made, another 1960 movie was made and it was called Kohinoor. The movie was primarily made to get Dilip Kumar out of the depression that constantly playing sad and tragic roles had caused him.

(Pic courtesy: songsmp3.info)
(Pic courtesy: songsmp3.info)

If he was the tragedy king, Meena Kumari was an equivalent tragedy queen and she too needed a lighthearted role to get out of the sadness.

This song by Shakeel, therefore, gave hope rather than putting them in further gham and misery that his songs normally caused.

Naushad composed it and the God of Songs: Mohammad Rafi sang it.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Dhal chuki shaam-e-gham muskara le sanam…

Dhal chukii shaam-e-Gam muskaraa le sanam
ik na_ii subah duniyaa me.n aane ko hai
pyaar sajane lagaa saaj bajane lagaa
zindagii dil ke taaro.n pe gaane ko hai
Dhal chukii shaam-e-Gam …

aaj paayal bhii hai naGmaa-e-dil bhii hai
ra.ng-e-ulfat bahaaro.n me.n shaamil bhii hai
aa ga_ii hai milan kii suhaanii gha.Dii
vaqt kii taal pe ( naachatii hai Kushii ) -2
ghu.Ngharu_o.n kii sadaa ra.ng laane ko hai
Dhal chukii shaam-e-Gam …

jhuumate aa rahe hai.n zamaane na_e
hasarate.n gaa rahii hai.n taraane na_e
aaj dil kii tamannaa nikal jaa_egii
giit hogaa vahii ( lay badal jaa_egii ) -2
ik nayaa raag qismat sunaane ko hai
Dhal chukii shaam-e-Gam …

Song #13
Sooni sooni saans ke sitaar par….

The other day – 19th June, Sunday to be exact – during the Shankar Jaikishan Music Foundation Meet in Mumbai, it was talked about how most of S-J’s songs were penned by Shailendra or Hasrat Jaipuri and how, only in later years that lyricists like Neeraj stepped in.

This is a song of the 1971 movie Laal Patthar in which Hema Malini had her only negative role in the movies. She, as Saudamani, acted as a jealous mistress of Zamindar Kumar Bahadur Gyan Shankar Rai played by Raaj Kumar. Raaj Kumar married Sumita played by Rakhee; although he was in love with Sadamani (whom he called Madhuri), he never married her and kept in his palace as a mistress. Later he found out that Sumita was earlier in love with Shekhar (Vinod Mehra) and hence the plot to get rid of him.

A scene from the 1971 movie Laal Patthar, which had the only negative role of Hema Malini (Pic courtesy: www.rediff.com)
A scene from the 1971 movie Laal Patthar, which had the only negative role of Hema Malini (Pic courtesy: www.rediff.com)

The movie had excellent songs composed by S-J, which included an outstanding one Unake khayaal aaye to aate chale gaye, which we have already covered in Raag Gara.

This one has been sung by Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Sooni sooni saans ki sitaar par….

suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par
bhiige bhiige aa.Nsuo.n kii taar par
ek giit sun rahii hai zi.ndagii
ek giit gaa rahii hai zi.ndagii
suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par …

pyaar jise kahate hai.n
khel hai khilonaa hai
aaj ise paanaa hai kal ise khonaa hai
suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par
bhiige bhiige aa.Nsuo.n kii taar par
ek sur milaa rahii hai zi.ndagii
ek sur vbhulaa rahii hai zi.ndagii
suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par …

koii kalii gaatii hai
koii kalii rotii hai
koii aa.Nsuu paanii hai
koii aa.Nsuu motii hai
suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par
bhiige bhiige aa.Nsuo.n kii taar par
kisii ko ha.Nsaa rahii hai zi.ndagii
kisii ko rulaa rahii hai zi.ndagii
suunii suunii saa.Ns kii sitaar par …

Song #14
Dil shaam se dooba jaata hai….

Now that you had a song from 1971 movie Laal Patthar that brought out the singing excellence of Asha Bhosle, here is another of approximately a decade and a half before that.

It is from the 1958 movie Sanskaar starring Anant Kumar with Ameeta. Sarshar Sailani penned the lyrics. Other than this movie, he wrote lyrics for the songs of the 1949 movie Rakhi including Babul ka ghar chhod ke gori ho gayi aaj prayyi re, and 1952 movie Bewafa.

Anil Biswas composed the song.

Anil Biswas with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: chandrakantha.com)
Anil Biswas with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: chandrakantha.com)

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Dil shaam se dooba jaata hai….

dil shaam se Duubaa jaataa hai -2
raat aa_egii to kyaa hogaa -2
jab naagan banakar tanahaa_ii -2
Das jaa_egii to kyaa hogaa -2
dil shaam se Duubaa …

jab pyaas mere aramaano.n kii
har saa.Ns pe ba.Dhatii jaa_egii -2
ye kashtii jab tuufaano.n se -2
Takaraa_egii to kyaa hogaa -2
dil shaam se Duubaa …

raah takate agar thak jaa_e nazar
detii hai tasallii aas magar -2
jab aas tasalii de-de kar -2
thak jaa_egii to kyaa hogaa -2
dil shaam se Duubaa …

Song #15

And to end with Raag Jaijaivanti based songs tonight, this song is not from a Hindi movie but a Pakistani movie. Noorjehan sang for herself in the 1959 movie Koel or Koyal that starred her opposite Aslam Parvez.

Noorjehan with Aslam Parvaiz (Pic courtesy: cineplot.com)
Noorjehan with Aslam Parvaiz (Pic courtesy: cineplot.com)

Tanvir Naqvi who gave us that remarkably beautiful number in the 1956 movie Shirin Farhad (sung by Lata Mangeshkar): Guzara hua zamaana, aata nahin dobara, also penned this song.

Khurshid Anwar composed it.

Please enjoy in Raag Jaijaivanti: Dil ka diya jalaaya…..

dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa,
mai.n ne dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa
tujh ko kahii.n na paayaa,
tujh ko kahii.n na paayaa

kahii.n naa bahalaa dil bechaaraa,
kahii.n milaa naa mujh ko sahaaraa
aas ke taare Duube saare,
ghor a.ndheraa chhaayaa
tujh ko kahii.n na paayaa
dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa, mai.n ne dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa

biit gayaa hai ek zamaanaa,
kahii.n milaa na teraa Thikaanaa
tak tak haare nain bechaare,
kuchh bhii nazar na aayaa
tujh ko kahii.n na paayaa

tujh ko kahii.n na paayaa …
dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa,
dil kaa diyaa jalaayaa

mai.n ne dil kaa diyaa bujhaayaa

There that is my list of fourteen Best Songs in Hindi movies and one in Pakistani movie composed in our 23rd Raaga on Lyrical: Raag Jaijaivanti. I hope you liked the selection.

Please await my post regarding the next Raaga based songs in Hindi movies.

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