SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART IV

These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016.

We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16 and Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul. Those of you who read the three parts so far would know that I have been giving three songs a day and a feature titled ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’ wherein I bring out the lyrics of Shakeel’s contemporaries.

I initially started without any chronological order but soon settled into that. Hence, I have covered in Part I Shakeel’s songs from his first in AR Kardar’s 1947 movie Dard (Afsaana likh rahi hoon sung by Uma Devi (later Tun Tun)) till AR Kardar’s 1953 movie Dil-e-Nadaan (Jo khushi se chot khaaye sung by Talat Mehmood). And in Part II, I covered Shakeel’s songs from 1954 M Sadiq movie Shabab (Aye na baalam waada karke) to 1960 SU Sunny movie Kohinoor (Dhal chuki shaam-e-gham) both by Mohammad Rafi. Finally, in Part III, I covered songs from 1960 movie Ghunghat (Mori chham chham baaje payaliya) to 1962 movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Na jaayo sainya chhuda ke bainya).

As far as ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’ of other Lyricists is concerned, in Part III, I have covered seven more of them:

15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.

With this, we are ready to move into Part IV, covering the fourth week of the countdown, from day 22 to day 28. Before we do, here is my own adoration:

Dil pe chot khaana mohabbat ka ek andaaz hai,
Chot khaa ke likhana yeh Shakeel ki awaaz hai,
Waise to kayi aur nagmaagar huyen hain lekin,
Shakeel ki saalgirah haseen shayari ka agaaz hai.

Day #22 of 31
Song #64

In chronological order, with a few exceptions, we had taken up the songs of Shakeel Badayuni from 1947 to the 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam that had songs written by Shakeel and composed by Hemant Kumar.

The movie starred Meena Kumari as Chhoti Bahu, Guru Dutt as Atulya Chakraborty ‘Bhootnath’, Rehman as Chhote Sarkar, Waheeda Rehman as Jaba and Nazir Hussain as Subinay Babu (Jaba’s father).

The movie was about the rot in West Bengal’s feudal society.

We have already taken up three songs from the movie: Saaqiya aaj mujhe neend nahin aayegi, Piya aiso jiya mein samayi gaiyo re, and Na jaayo sainya chhuda ke bainya. The first one was picturised on the courtesan Minoo Mumtaz with Rehman and his cronies viewing the dance, the second one on Meena Kumari and the third one on Meena Kumari and her husband Rehman.

A scene from the 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
A scene from the 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

The next one has haunting tune. It displays the agony of a young married Meena Kumari for her husband Rehman whilst she is alone in the haveli and he is out enjoying the company of courtesans. It has been sung equally hauntingly by Geeta Dutt.

Please enjoy: Koi door se awaaz de, chale aayo….

diye bujhe bujhe, nainaa thake thake
piyaa dhiire dhiire, chale aao – 3

koI duur se aavaaz de chale aao
chale aao – 3

(raat raat bhar i.ntazaar hai
dil dard se beqaraar hai ) – 2
saajan itanaa to naa ta.Dapaao, chale aao
chale aao – 3
koI duur …

(aas to.Dake mukh mo.Dake
kyaa paaoge saath chho.Dake ) – 2
mere man ko ab yuu.N naa itanaa tarasaao
chale aao – 3
koI duur …

Day #22 of 31
Song #64

We are continuing with the songs of the 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.

So far all the songs that we have taken up are on Sahib and Bibi, that is on Rehman and Meena Kumari.

Now, lets take up songs on Ghulam and his love: Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman, the contrast being all the more sharp as they had simple life as compared to the feudal lords.

This has been sung by Asha Bhosle for Waheeda Rehman singing for the naivete of Guru Dutt.

Please enjoy: Bhanvara bada nadaan haay….

bha.Nvaraa ba.Daa naadaan haay
bagiyan kaa mehamaan haay
phir bhii jaane na jaane na jaane na
kaliyan kii musakaan haay
bha.Nvaraa ba.Daa naadaan …

kabhii u.D jaaye kabhii ma.nDaraaye
bhed jiyaa ke khole na
saamane aaye nain milaaye
mukh dekhe kuchh bole na, vo mukh dekhe kuchh bole na
bha.Nvaraa ba.Daa naadaan haay …

akhiyo.n me.n rajake chale bach bachake
jaise ho koii begaanaa
rahe sa.Ng dil ke mile nahii.n milake
banake rahe vo anjaanaa, ho banake rahe vo anjaanaa
bha.Nvaraa ba.Daa naadaan haay …

koii jab roke koii jab Toke
gun gun karataa bhaage re
na kuchh puuchhe na kuchh buujhe
kaisaa anaa.Dii laage re, vo kaisaa anaa.Dii laage re
bha.Nvaraa ba.Daa …

Day #22 of 31
Song #66

Guru Dutt as Bhootnath and Waheeda Rehman as Jaba were shown in the movie as innocent and shy couple in contrast to Meena Kumari as Chhoti Bahu of the haveli longing for her husband Rehman as Chhote Sarkar.

This song depicts that Waheeda was unable to bring out her feelings for a shy and naive Guru Dutt and hence had to do without it.

Please enjoy: Meri baat rahi meri man mein……

merii baat rahii mere man me.n
kuchh kah na sakii ulajhan me.n
mere sapane adhuure, hue nahii.n puure
aag lagii jiivan me.n
merii baat rahii mere man me.n …

o rasiyaa, man basiyaa
rag rag me.n ho tum hii samaaye
mere nainaa kare bainaa
meraa dard na tum sun paaye
jiyaa moraa pyaasaa rahaa saavan me.n
merii baat rahii mere man me.n …

kuchh kahate, kuchh sunate
kyo.n chale gaye dil ko masal ke
merii duniyaa huii suunii
bujhaa aas kaa diipak jal ke
chhaayaa re andheraa merii akhiyan me.n
merii baat rahii mere man me.n …

tum aao ki na aao
piyaa yaad tumhaarii mere sa.ng hai
tumhe kaise ye bataa_uu.N
merii priit kaa niraalaa ek ra.ng hai
laagaa ho ye nehaa jaise bachapan me.n
merii baat rahii mere man me.n …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #22

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

So far, we have taken up in the last twenty-one days:

1. Shailendra with his Kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai.
2. Rajinder Krishan with his Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein.
3. Kaifi Azmi with his Jaane kyaa dhoondati rehati hain ye aankhen mujh mein.
4. Sahir Ludhianvi with Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.
5. Majrooh Sultanpuri with Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
6. Jaan Nisar Akhtar with his Mujhape ilzaam-e-bewafai hai.
7. Hasrat Jaipuri with his Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen.
8. Qamar Jalalabadi with his Ai meri zindagi tujhe dhoondun kahan.
9. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan with Mera sundar sapna beet gaya.
10. Indeevar with Bade armaano se rakha hai balam teri kasam.
11. DN Madhok with Man ka taar hila ja
12. Kidar Sharma with Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahin waapas bula le.
13. Kavi Pradeep with Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara.
14. Pt. Indra Chandra with Baag laga doon sajani.
15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.

Today we take up our 22nd Lyricist Pandit Sudarshan‘s creation.

Pandit Sudarshan with his wife (Pic courtesy: beetehuedin.blogspot.com)
Pandit Sudarshan with his wife (Pic courtesy: beetehuedin.blogspot.com)

Not many people know about Pandit Sudarshan but when I say that his was the first song that was recorded when playback singing was introduced in Hindi films, then you would want to know more about him.

I have, several times mentioned, that the so called Hindi movies had dialogues and songs in Urdu those days even though the likes of Munshi Premchand and Pandit Sudarshan tried their hand at writing in Hindi. The reason that the Urdu writers succeeeded more eminently in Hindi films was because the Hindi writers made it too literary and didn’t connect as well with the masses as the Urdu writers did; both Hindi and Urdu being indigenous languages of India.

Pt. Sudarshan’s short novel Haar Ki Jeet was much talked about when I was in school and used to be compared with Munshi Premchand’s writings.

Pandit Sudarshan was born as Badrinath Sharma in Silakot (now in Pakistan) in 1896, the second child of a rich family of six children. After completing his graduation from Silakot, he started writing for a magazine in Lahore called ‘Hazaar Dastaan’.

By the way, he started his own newspaper in Urdu which grabbed extensive circulation.

In 1932 he shifted to Calcutta, the that time heart of Hindi film industry and within two years wrote his first movie story Ramayan that starred Prithviraj Kapoor. Sudarshan also directed the movie.

Pandit Sudarshan joined the company ‘New Theatres’ which had such artistes on its rolls as Pankaj Mullick, KC Dey and Kidar Sharma. There was no playback singing during those days and artistes used to sing their own songs.

As you probably know by now, in 1935, New Theatres introduced playback singing in their movie Dhoop Chhaon with the song: ‘Main khush hona chaahun, khush ho naa sakun’. You are also probably aware of this, since I had mentioned it in my Incredible Nostalgia songs that all the ten songs of the movie, including this, were composed by RC Boral and sung by Parul Ghosh, Suprova Sarkar, and Harimati.

Matching lyrics of this pioneer of playback singing lyricist? Well, I would recall his 1941 movie Sikandar’s song. This too starred Prithviraj Kapoor in the title role. It was composed by Rafiq Ghaznavi and Mir Saheb and sung by Khan Mastana and chorus.

So, in a way, together with this tribute to my most favourite Shakeel Badayuni on his forthcoming Birth Anniversary on 03 Aug, I also seem to be covering the history of playback singing lyric-writing in India!

Please enjoy: Zindagi hai pyaar se, pyaar se bitaaye jaa….

zi.ndagii hai pyaar se, pyaar me.n bitaaye jaa
husn ke huzuur pe apanaa dil luTaaye jaa
apanaa sar jhukaaye jaa

zi.ndagii hai ek raat, pyaar us me.n hai chiraaG
ye chiraaG jitanii der jal sake jalaaye jaa
raushanii luTaaye jaa

zi.ndagii hai ek baaG, pyaar is me.n hai bahaar
us me.n aa.Nkh kaa Kumaar Daal kar milaaye jaa
shauq se pilaaye jaa

zi.ndagii hai ek ju_aa, duur se dekhataa hai kyaa
aage ba.Dh kar apanii jaan, daav par lagaaye jaa
ha.Nsake maat khaaye jaa

zi.ndagii junuun hai junuun se nibhaaye jaa
tu apane azm ko Kudaa-e-zindagii banaaye jaa
aasmaa.N pe chhaaye jaa

husn hai shabaab hai, vaqt laajavaab hai
mai.n bhii chehachahaa uThuu.N, tuu bhii chehachahaaye jaa
bansarii bajaaye jaa

Day #23 of 31
Song #67

In 1962, after Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, for which Hemant Kumar composed the music, Shakeel Badayuni penned songs for Hemant Kumar’s own production Bees Saal Baad. Hemant da also composed the songs.

The film’s story was an adaptation of the 1951 Bengali thriller Jighansa, which itself was based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles. The movie, in its credits, acknowledges that.

(Poster courtesy: webmallindia.com)
(Poster courtesy: webmallindia.com)

Bees Saal Baad got its name from the events after twenty years of a lustful Thakur in a village raping a young girl, who kills herself. Gradually, the Thakur and his siblings are killed as if by a spirit. In the end is the denouement.

The movie’s song Kahin deep jale kahin dil got for Shakeel his third and last Filmfare award for Best Lyricist. It got for Lata too another Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.

Here is the list of songs that Shakeel penned for the movie and which Hemant Kumar composed:

1. “Bekarar Karke Hume” – Hemant Kumar
2. “Kahin Deep Jale Kahin” – Lata Mangeshkar
3. “Sapne Suhane” – Lata Mangeshkar
4. “Yeh Mohabbat Mein” – Lata Mangeshkar
5. “Zara Nazaron Se Kah Do Ji” – Hemant Kumar
6. “Ai mohabbat meri duniya mein tera kaam na tha” – Lata

Beqraar karke hamen youn na jaayiye is amongst the most popular songs of Shakeel. For me, it is triple joy since it has not only been composed by Hemant Kumar but also sung by him; my favourites all the way.

Please enjoy: Beqraar karke hamen youn naa jayiye….

(beqaraar karake hame.n yuu.N na jaaiye
aapako hamaarii kasam lauT aaiye ) – 2

dekhiye vo kaalii kaalii badaliyaa.N
zulf kii ghaTaa churaa na le kahii.n
chorii chorii aake shokh bijaliyaa.N
aapakii adaa churaa na le kahii.n
yuu.N qadam akele na aage ba.Dhaaiye
aapako hamaarii…

(dekhiye gulaab kii vo Daaliyaa.N
ba.Dhake chuum le na aap ke qadam ) – 2
khoe khoe bha.Nvare bhii hai.n baaG me.n
koii aapako banaa na le sanam
bahakii bahakii nazaro.n se khud ko bachaaiye
aapako hamaarii…

zindagii ke raaste ajiib hai.n
iname.n is tarah chalaa na kiijiye
khair hai isii me.n aapakii huzuur
apanaa koii saathii Dhuu.NDh liijiye
sunake dil kii baat naa muskuraaiye
aapako hamaarii…

Day #23 of 31
Song #68

We were taking up the songs of Shakeel’s 1962 movie Bees Saal Baad, a movie produced by the Singer-Music Director Hemant Kumar and directed by Biren Nag in his directorial debut.

We took up the popular Hemant Kumar song on his own music Beqraar karke hamen youn na jayiye, which is as popular today, as it was 54 years ago.

Lets now take up the song for which Shakeel Badayuni received his third and last Best Lyricist Filmfare Award.

The song appears to be played in the movie mysteriously when Biswajeet goes hunting for the mmystery series killer. It finally comes out that it is sung by Waheeda Rehman, Manmohan Krishan’s daughter in the movie. She and Biswajeet had started loving each other and the song was meant to keep him going the harm’s way.

As I have already told you, Lata Mangeshkar received Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer award for the song that year.

Hemant Kumar composed it in Raag Shivaranjani and in Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy: Kahin deep jale kahin dil…..

kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

meraa giit tere dil kii pukaar hai
jahaa.N mai.n huu.N vahii.n teraa pyaar hai
meraa dil hai terii mahafil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

naa mai.n sapanaa huu.N naa ko_ii raaz huu.N
ek dard bharii aavaaz huu.N
piyaa der na kar, aa mil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

dushman hai.n hazaaro.n yahaa.N jaan ke
zaraa milanaa nazar pahachaan ke
ka_ii ruup me.n hai.n qaatil
zaraa dekh le aa kar paravaane
terii kaun sii hai ma.nzil
kahii.n diip jale kahii.n dil

Day #23 of 31
Song #69

This song is picturised on a young Waheeda Rehman as Radha in the movie. Waheeda is a living legend. However, when she was a young girl, for example in Guru Dutt’s movie C.I.D. (Kahin pe nigaahen kahin pe nishaana) or with Dev Anand in Kala Bazaar (Sach huye sapane tere) or in Guru Dutt’s 12 O’ Clock (Kaisa jaadu balam tune daara), she was the very epitome of innocence and ‘ladakpan’.

This song in the movie is about ‘ladakpan’ and Shakeel has done full justice to the feelings of a girl coming of age.

The song is played as a background music in 1963 Jyoti Swaroop movie Bin Baadal Barsaat, for which too Hemant Kumar composed the music.

Please enjoy: Sapane suhaane ladakpan ke….

(sapane suhaane la.Dakapan ke
mere naino.n me.n Dole bahaar ban ke ) – 2

jab chhaae ghaTaa matavaalii, mere dil pe chalaae aarii
ghabaraaye akele manavaa, mai.n leke javaanii haarii
kaise kaTe.n din ulajhan ke
koI laade zamaane vo bachapan ke
sapane suhaane …

jab duur papiihaa bole, dil khaaye meraa hichakole
mai.n laaj me.n mar-mar jaauu.N, jab phuul pe bha.nvaraa Dole
chhe.De pavaniyaa taraane jab man ke
mujhe bhaaye na ra.ng ye jiivan ke
sapane suhaane …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #23

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

Today we take up our 23rd Lyricist PL Santoshi‘s creation.PL Santoshi was born as Pyarelal Shrivastava on 07 Aug 1916, just four days after Shakeel, but in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

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

He was a celebrated writer-director during 1950s and 60s starting with Guru Dutt and his friend Dev Anand starrer Hum Ek Hain in 1946. He tried his hand at various movies such as 1947 Shehnai, 1948 Khidki, 1950 Sargam, 1952 Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo, 1953v Baba Ek Chor, 1955 Sabase Bada Rupaiya, 1957 Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke and Garma Garam and 1959 Pehli Raat. Except for the 1947 Shehnai, all failed at the box-office until he made the 1960 Bharat Bhushan and Madhubala starrer Barsaat Ki Raat.

PL Santoshi also wrote songs in films starting with the 1940 movie Pagla, that is six years before he took up directing. This was followed by songs in Akela (1941), Station Master (1942), Hum Ek Hain (1946), Sangram (1950),Saudagar (1951), Ghayal (1951), Anhoni (1952), Chalis Baba Ek Chor ( 1954), Dulhan (1958), and Holiday In Bombay (1963).

He also tried his hand at screenplay/dialogue writer. He expired on 7 September 1978, in Bombay.

His son Rajkumar Santoshi is a director of Hindi movies.

One of the songs that he wrote is a favourite of mine. It is duet between my favourite singer Hemant Kumar with Lata Mangeshkar. Kalyanji Anandji composed it for the 1958 movie Post Box No. 999.

Please enjoy: O neend na mujhako aaye…..

he: o nii.nd na mujh ko aae,
dil mera ghabaraae
chup ke chup ke, koii aa ke,
soyaa pyaar jagaae
la: o nii.nd …

he: soyaa huaa sa.Nsaar hai,
soyaa huaa sa.Nsaar
mai.n jaaguu.N yahaa.N,
tuu jaage vahaa.N,
ek dil me.n dard dabaae

do: o nii.nd …

la: ek biich me.n diivaar hai,
ek biich me.n diivaar
mai.n ta.Dapuu.N yahaa.N,
tuu ta.Dape vahaa.N,
haay chain jiyaa ko nahii.n aae

do: o nii.nd …

he: mai.n huu.N yahaa.N beqaraar
tuu hai vahaa.N beqaraar
mai.n gaauu.N yahaa.N
tuu gaaye vahaa.N
dil ko dil bahalaae

do: o nii.nd …

Day #24 of 31
Song #70

We have taken up three songs of the 1962 Hemant Kumar movie Bees Saal Baad directed by Biren Nag. We have also seen, as with Khamoshi that songs of Hemant Kumar’s own production are very good indeed, besides having that little bit of enigma that makes us listen to them over and over again.

We take up one more song from the movie before moving on.

Shakeel is known for his sad songs and so far we have taken up a romantic number in Beqraar karke hamen youn na jaayiye, a mystery song in Kahin deep jale kahin dil and a girlhood song Sapne suhaane ladakpan ke.

Here is the sad song picturised on Waheeda Rehman, sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

This song brings out the best of Shakeel: Gham and Irony.

Please enjoy: Aye mohabbat meri duniya mein tera kaam na tha….

ai mohabbat merii duniyaa me.n teraa kaam na thaa
tuu naa aa_ii thii to Gam kaa bhii kahii.n naam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

jaane kyuu.N aaj hai shikavaa mujhe duniyaa bhar se
isase pahale to kisii par ko_ii ilzaam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

merii qismat ki mujhe ashq hii piine ko mile
mere hisse me.n mohabbat kaa ko_ii jaam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

dene vaale mujhe kyo.n tuune mohabbat de dii
kyaa mujhe ishq se pahale ko_ii aaraam na thaa
ai mohabbat merii duniyaa …

Day #24 of 31
Song #71

In the year 1963 Shakeel Badayuni penned lyrics for the songs of seven movies including Mere Mehboob. I know what you are thinking of and you are right; there is no way that I can give you just three songs a day in the next seven days left with us to complete the countdown and cover all his movies up to the 1969 movie Beti, his last. Hence, this is what I am going to do:

I am going to increase the number of songs per day.

Lets take up the first movie Nartaki of 1963, his fourth one with music director Ravi and third one with director Nitin Bose after 1951 movie Deedar and 1961 movie Ganga Jamuna.

A scene from the movie Nartaki starring Nanda and Sunil Dutt
A scene from the movie Nartaki starring Nanda and Sunil Dutt

The movie starred Nanda and Sunil Dutt and Bimal Roy did the editing of the film.

The movie had the following songs:

1 “Zindagi Ke Safar Men Akele Thay Ham” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Hum Tumse Mohabbat Kar Baithe” Mahendra Kapoor
3 “Zindagi Ki Uljhanon Ko Bhool Kar” Asha Bhosle
4 “Aaj Duniya Badi Suhani Hai” Asha Bhosle
5 “Insaan Mohabbat Mein” Asha Bhosle
6 “Agar Koi Humko Sahara Na Dega” Usha Mangeshkar
7 “Tumne Ankho Se Pee Ho To” Asha Bhosle
8 “Pucho Koi Sawal Bacho Pucho Koi Sawal” Usha Khanna, Usha Mangeshkar, Kamal Barot, Mohammed Rafi

The first song sung by Mohammad Rafi was a gem. Anyone knowing me would know that songs in a boat of this nature are ‘fantasy songs’ for me. The other one is also picturised on Sunil Dutt, but with Madhubala (not a Shakeel song: Chand sa mukhada kyun shartmaaya).

Please enjoy: Zindagi ke safar mein akele the ham, mil gaye tum to dil ko sahaara mila….

zi.ndagii ke safar me.n, akele the ham
mil gae tum to dil ko sahaaraa milaa
aa gae ik nae raaste par qadam
jab tumhaarii nazar kaa ishaaraa milaa

zi.ndagii ko tamannaa thii hamaraaz kii
paaz-e-dil kii zaruurat thii aavaaz kii
tumane jab muskuraakar pukaaraa hame.n
zi.ndagii ko khushii kaa nazaaraa milaa

ab zamaane kaa Dar hai na duniyaa kaa Gam
apanii taqadiir par naaz karate hai.n ham
aaj aa.Nkho.n ko jalave tumhaare mile
aaj haatho.n ko daaman tumhaaraa milaa

Day #24 of 31
Song #72

Old timers like me would be full of nostalgia when you see the next song of the 1963 movie Nartaki directed by Nitin Bose. Nanda herself brought out in an interview with a journalist, “It was Nitin Bose who extracted the best from me as an actress in Nartaki. He followed Satyajit Ray’s style of realistic film making and advised me to use the least amount of makeup”.

And this in a movie in which she was the Nartaki (courtesan dancer), who has dreamt of better life through literacy.

Anyway, here is her famous dance and song as a tawaif. It was very popular during our days and you would recall the mastery of Shakeel over the lyrics.

Please enjoy Asha Bhosle sing (try to follow the dialogue between Sunil Dutt and Nanda before the song): Zindagi ki uljhano ko bhool kar, aaj masti mein guzaaren raat bhar, subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega….

zindagi ki uljhano ko bhul kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
zindagi ki uljhano ko bhul kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega

aaj saki bhi hai or mahfil bhi hai
aaj saki bhi hai or mahfil bhi hai
aaj nagma bghi hai saze dil bhi hai
aaj nagma bghi hai saze dil bhi hai
zindagi me bekhudi bhi shamil hai
rat aayi aisi laut kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
zindagi ki uljhano ko bhul kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega

aaj dil ka rang bhi mastana hai
aaj dil ka rang bhi mastana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paymana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paymana hai
har hakikat aaj ek fasana hai
muskurakar dil ki har ek chot par
aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
zindagi ki uljhano ko bhul kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega

jeet lo ulfat ki bazi har ke jeet lo ulfat ki bazi har ke
hai maje inkar me ikarar ke hai maje inkar me ikarar ke
jhum lo dam bhar nashe me pyar ke
har game dunia se hoke bekhabar
aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
zindagi ki uljhano ko bhul kar aaj masti me gujaro rat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jayega ho dekha jayega

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #24

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

Today we take up our 24th Lyricist Farooq Qaiser‘s creation.Farooq Qaiser or Faruk Kaiser (not to be confused with the Pakistani lyricist of the same name) was born on my birthday, 6th June, in 1918, two years after Shakeel Badayuni.

(Pic courtesy: en.wikipedia.com)
(Pic courtesy: en.wikipedia.com)

His education was in Bombay and he developed a taste for creative writing. Faruk’s love for poetry and his friendship with neighbour Kamran Khan (father of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan) were instrumental in his developing an enthusiasm for the creative works of Hindi Cinema. While Kamran Khan produced and acted in films, Faruk was introduced into the Hindi films as an assistant director. He went on to direct several movies until he found his niche as a lyricist.

Until his death on 20 Nov 1987, he wrote approximately 400 songs for over 100 movies.

As far as matching lyrics to Shakeel Badayuni are concerned, Farooq’s lyrics for the song Saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye are not only iconic but the first song that comes to mind when you think of him (the other being his 1963 movie Shikaari song: Chaman ke phool bhi tujhako gulaab kehate hain).

Saari saari raat teri yaad sataye is from the 1958 movie Aji Bas Shukriya that starred Geeta Bali with Suresh. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and was really very popular during our days.

Roshan composed the song on a Punjabi dhun.

Please enjoy the ever popular: Saari saari raat teri yaad sataye…..

(saarii saarii raat terii yaad sataaye)-2
priit jagaaye hame.n nii.nd naa aaye re
niind naa aaye
saarii saarii raat terii yaad sataaye

(ik to balam terii yaad jalaaye
duuje cha.ndaa aag lagaaye)-2
aag lagaaye terii priit jagaaye re
nii.nd naa aaye
saarii saarii raat terii yaad sataaye

(terii lagan banii rog saa.Nvariyaa
kaise biite baalii umariyaa
(baalii umar morii ba.Daa ta.Dapaaye re)-2
nii.nd naa aaye
saarii saarii raat terii yaad sataaye

(priit lagaa ke hue tum to paraaye
pyaas jiyaa ki kaun bujhaaye)-2
kaun bujhaaye koii ye samajhaaye re
nii.nd naa aaye
saarii saarii raat terii yaad sataaye

Day #25 of 31
Song #73

In the next movie, the 1963 Nisar Ahmad Ansari movie Mulzim, Shakeel once again paired with Ravi, his fifth movie with him. The movie starred Pradeep Kumar with Shakila and Helen and had the following songs:

1. “Deewana Keh Ke Aaj Mujhe Phir Pukariye” – Mohammed Rafi
2. “Sang Sang Rahenge Tumhare O Huzur (Sad)” – Mohammed Rafi
3. “Kuwa Paas Tu Phir Bhi Pyasa (Jai Bolo Badri Vishal Ki )” – Mohammed Rafi
4. “Aate Hi Jawani Ka Mausam” – Asha Bhosle
5. “Ishq Walo Pe Zamane Ki Nazar” – Mohammed Rafi
6. “Main Bajewala Bawa Na Bhut Na Koi Chalava” – Mohammed Rafi
7. “Sang Sang Rahenge Tumhare O Huzur (Happy)” – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle

The song 'Sang sang rahenge tumhaare' from 1963 movie Mulzim starring Pradep Kumar and Shakeela
The song ‘Sang sang rahenge tumhaare’ from 1963 movie Mulzim starring Pradep Kumar and Shakeela

The first song became very popular and is one of my favourites. It was composed by Ravi in Raag Gara, Tal Dadra.

Please enjoy: Deewana keh ke aaj mujhe phir pukariye….

diivaanaa kah ke aaj mujhe phir pukaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii tiir-e-nazar dil pe maari_e
diiwaanaa kah ke …

lag jaa_e aapako naa kisii kii nazar kahii.n -2
ghar jaa ke apane husn kaa sadakaa utaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

zulfe.n sa.Nvaarane se banegii na ko_ii baat -2
uThi_e kisii gariib kii qismat sa.Nvaari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

ik baar kar hii diiji_e is dil kaa faisalaa -2
rah-rah ke yuu.N nigaah kaa Ka.nzar naa maari_e
haazir huu.N ko_ii …

Day #25 of 31
Song #74

And that brings me to Shakeel’s 36th movie in Hindi films: the 1963 Harnam Singh Rawail produced and directed movie Mere Mehboob that starred Rajendra Kumar, Sadhana, Nimmi, Ashok Kumar, Pran, Johnny Walker and Ameeta.

(Pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.net)
(Pic courtesy: www.hindilyrics.net)

Please do remember that the title song of the movie is too dear to me to be put up anywhere by me. I donot think that there is any matching song in the Hindi movies though the title song of Barsaat Ki Raat, penned by Sahir Ludhianvi comes close to its lyrical excellence. Perhaps a day will come when I can actually put up the song.

Here is the list of the songs of the movie:

1. “Mere Mehboob Tujhe” Mohammad Rafi 8:12
2. “Tere Pyar Mein Dildar” Lata Mangeshkar 3:03
3. “E – Husn Jara Jaag” Mohammad Rafi 3:31
4. “Mere Mehboob Mein Kya Nahin” Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle 4:11
5. “Tumse Izhar – E -Haal Kar Baithe” Mohammad Rafi 3:28
6. “Janeman Ek Nazar Dekh Le” Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle 3:37
7. “Yaad Mein Teri” Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi 4:27
8. “Allah Bachaye Naujawano Se” Lata Mangeshkar 4:27
9. “Mere Mehboob Tujhe (Female)” Lata Mangeshkar 4:45

And of course, Shakeel was back with Naushad in this movie; the 19th movie that they did together.

Lets begin with a song which is counted amongst the best of Yaad songs, sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy: Yaad mein teri jaag jaag ke ham…..

yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham
raat bhar karavaTe.n badalate hai.n
har gha.Dii dil me.n terI ulfat ke
dhiime dhiime chiraaG jalate hai.n

jabase tUne nigaah pherii hai
din hai suunaa to raat a.ndherii hai
chaa.Nd bhI ab najar nahii.n AtA
ab sitaare bhI kam nikalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

luT gayii vo bahaar kI mahafil
chhuT gayii hamase pyaar kI ma.nzil
zi.ndagii kI udaas rAho.n me.n
terI yaado.n ke sAth chalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

tujhako paakar hame.n bahaar milii
tujhase chhuTakar magar ye baat khulii
baaGabaan hii chaman ke phuulo.n ko
apane pairo.n se khud masalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

kyA kahe.n tujhase kyuu.n huii duurii
ham samajhate hai.n apanii majabuurii
tujhako maaluum kyA ke tere liye
dil ke gam aa.Nsuo.n me.n Dhalate hai.n
yaad me.n terI jaag-jaag ke ham …

Day #25 of 31
Song #75

Mere Mehboob was one of those rare movies shot on the campus of Aligarh Muslim University. Whilst studying in this university Anwar Hussain played by Rajendra Kumar falls in love with Husna Begum, played by Sadhana. Of course he doesn’t know her as Husna at that time because, as per Muslim tradition, she is veiled. It is only when Anwar seeks a job from Nawab Buland Akhtar Changezi played by Ashok Kumar and the latter asks him to teach his sister Husna that he realises that she is the veiled woman he is in love with.

There are various twists in the story after that, of course.

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Aye husn zara jaag tujhe ishq jagaaye…..

ai husn zaraa jaag tujhe ishk jagaaye
badale merii takadIr jo tU hosh me.n aaye (2)

ye pyaara ke nagame ye muhabbat ke taraane
tujhako ba.De aramaan se laayaa huu.N sunaane
ummId mere dil kii kahii.n TUT na jaaye
ye husn …

saaz-e-dile khaamosh me.n ek soj jagaa de
tU bhii merii Avaaz me.n Avaaz milaa de
aayaa huu.N tere dar pe ba.Dii aas lagaaye
ye husn …

ai shammaa tU aajaa zaraa chilamanase nikalake
hasarat hai ki rahaa jaa_uu.n terii aag me.n jalake
paravaanaa vo kyaa tujhape jo miTakar naa dikhaa de
ye husn …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #25

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

Today we take up our 25th Lyricist Naqsh Lyalpuri‘s creation.Naqsh Layalpuri was born as Jaswant Rai Sharma on 24 Feb 1928 in Layalpur (now in Pakistan). Son of an engineer, he refused to follow in the footsteps of his dad and went to Lahore to study literature. He started participating in mushairas. After independence and partition he moved to Lucknow with family. Later he moved to Mumbai in 1951 to seek career in films and settled there as a lyricist. He wrote lyrics of the songs of many films including Chetna (1970), Dil Ki Rahen (1973), Call Girl (1974), Khandaan (1979). He also wrote more than 350 songs for 40 Punjabi films.

Naqsh Lyalpuri with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.thehindu.com)
Naqsh Lyalpuri with Lata Mangeshkar (Pic courtesy: www.thehindu.com)

Although only 12 years younger to Shakeel, Naqsh bloomed late with songs like Rasme-e-ulfat ko nibhaayen to nibhaayen kaise and Maana teri nazar mein tera pyaar ham nahin that he wrote after the death of Shakeel.

However, here is one from 1970 movie Chetna that starred Rehana Sultana starring with Anil Dhawan. I recall, the film posters of this movie with Rehana’s naked legs replacing the A in Chetna. It was also to indicate that the movie was for adults only.

Sapan Jagmohan composed this song and Mukesh sang it.

Please enjoy: Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sada….

mai.n to har mo.D par tujhako duu.Ngaa sadaa
merii aavaaz ko dard ke saaz ko tuu sune naa sune
mai.n to har mo.D …

mujhe dekhakar kah rahe hai.n sabhii mohabbat kaa haasil hai diivaanagii -2
pyaar kii raah me.n phuul bhii the magar maine kaa.NTe chune
mai.n to har mo.D …

jahaa.N dil jhukaa thaa vahii.n sar jhukaa mujhe ko_ii sajado.n se rokegaa kyaa -2
kaash TuuTe.n naa vo aarazuu ne merii Kvaab jo hai.n bune
mai.n to har mo.D …

merii zindagii me.n yahii Gam rahaa teraa saath bhii to bahut kam rahaa -2
dil ne saathii mere terii chaahat me.n the Kvaab kyaa-kyaa bune
mai.n to har mo.D …

tere gesu_o.n kaa vo saayaa kahaa.N vo baa.Nho.n kaa terii sahaaraa kahaa.N
ab vo aa.Nchal kahaa.N merii palako.n se jo bhiige motii chune
mai.n to har mo.D …

Day #26 of 31
Song #76

We had taken up two songs of the 1963 movie Mere Mehboob, a movie directed by Harnam Singh Rawal and starring Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana. This was the 19th movie, out of 36, in which Shakeel was with Naushad.

This song was sung by both the sisters: Lata and Asha singing for Sadhana and Ameeta respectively. It has the tune of a qawwali. However, both the actresses dance on it.

Please enjoy: Mere mehboob mein kyaa nahin, woh to laakhon mein hain ik haseen……

la: mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n
vo to laakho.n me.n hai ek hasii.n
vo to laakho.n me.n hai ek hasii.n, ek hasii.n

aa: mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n
bholii suurat adA naazanii.n
bholii suurat adA naazanii.n, naazanii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n

la: aa .a .a
meraa mahabuub ek chaa.Nd hai
husn apanA nikhaare hue
aa: o .a .a
la: aasamaan kA farishtaa hai vo
ruup insaan kA dhare hue
aa: o .a .a
la: rashk-e-jannat hai vo mahazabii.n
rashk-e-jannat hai vo mahazabii.n, mahazabii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n

aa: aa .a .a
maah ho anjum ho yA kaikashaa.n
sabase pyaaraa hai meraa sanam
la: aa .a .a
aa: usake jalavo.n me.n hai vo asar
hosh u.D jaaye allaah qasam
la: aa .a .a
aa: dekhale gar use tU kahii.n
dekhale gar use tU kahii.n, tU kahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n

la: meraa mahabuub hai jaaneman
karavaa kadamaah ruuh gulabadan
aa: meraa dilavar hai aisA javaan
ho bahaaro.n me.n jaise chaman
la: usakii chaalo.n me.n aisI lachak
jaise phuulo.n ki Daalii hile
aa: usakii aavaaz me.n vo khanak
jaise shiishe se shiishaa mile
usake a.ndaaz hai dilanashii.n
dono: bholii suurat adA naazanii.n, naazanii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n

aa: tere afasaano.n me.n merI jaan
hai jhalak merI afasaano.n ki
la: daastaane.n hai milatii huii.n
allaah ham dono paravaano.n
dono: paravaano.n kii
dono: ek hii shamaa ho nA kahii.n
vo to laakho.n me.n hai ek hasii.n, ek hasii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n, kyA nahii.n
mere mahabuub me.n kyA nahii.n

Day #26 of 31
Song #77

I am taking up just one more song from Mere Mehboob before moving on to the next movie. This has been sung by Mohammad Rafi. This is from those days when it wasn’t the done thing to mention to your beloved about your love. Indeed, in many songs of that era, one would go about it very indirectly, such as “Mujhe tumase mohabbat hai magar main keh nahin sakta” or “Mohabbat jo karte hain woh, mohabbat jataate nahin; dhadakane apne dil ki kabhi kisi ko sunaate nehin”.

Here, Rajendra Kumar blames it on bekhudi (intoxication) for having expressed his feelings.

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Unase izhaar-e-haal kar baithe…

aaj furakat kA khvaab TuuT gayaa
mil gaye tum hijaab TuuT gayaa

tum se izahaar-e-haal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

kho gaye husn kI bahaaro.n me.n
kah diyaa raaz-e-dil ishaaro.n me.n
kaam ham bemisaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

kitane majabuur ho gaye dil se
soche samajhe bagair qaatil se
zindagii kA savaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

ye adaae.n ye shokhiyaa.n taubaa
bas khudaa hii khudaa hai us dil kA
jo tumhaaraa khayaal kar baiThe
bekhudii me.n kamaal kar baiThe
tum se izahaar-e-haal …

Day #26 of 31
Song #78

After Mere Mehboob, Shakeel’s 20th movie with Naushad, the next movie in which he wrote songs was the 1963 movie Kaun Apna Kaun Praya with Waheeda Rehman in the lead role. This was the 6th movie that he did with Ravi, after he started with Ghunghat in 1960.

(Poster courtesy: www.youtube.com)
(Poster courtesy: www.youtube.com)

This movie had only six songs as follows:

1 “Zaraa Sun Hasinaa Ai Naazanin” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya” Mohammed Rafi
3 “Aashiq Hu Apne Pyar Ke Johar Dikhaunga” Mohammed Rafi
4 “Zindagi Bhar Yahi Ikrar Kiye Jayenge” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 “Aaya Bahar Ka Zamana” Asha Bhosle
6 “Allah Kare Mai Bhi Dulhan Ban Jau” Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum

Lets listen to Mohammad Rafi singing Zara sun haseena ai nazneen. This has been composed by Ravi in the same Raag Pahadi in which he composed the title song of Chaudhvin Ka Chand. The Chaudhvin Ka Chand song was in Tal Kaherava whereas Zara sun is in Rupak Tal.

Please enjoy: Zara sun haseena ai naaznin….

zaraa sun hasiinaa ai naazanii.n
meraa dil tujh hii pe nisaar hai
tere dam se hii mere dilarubaa
merii zi.ndagii me.n bahaar hai

hu_ii jab se mujh pe terii nazar
mai.n huu.N apane aap se beKabar
hu_aa jab se dil me.n teraa guzar
mujhe chain hai na qaraar hai

tere husn se jo sa.Nvar ga_ii
vo fizaa_e.n mujhako aziiz hai.n
terii zulf se jo lipaT ga_ii.n
mujhe un havaa_o.n se pyaar hai

ye hasiin phuulo.n kii Daaliyaa.N
tujhe de rahii hai salaamiyaa.N
mujhe kyo.n na rashq ho ai sanam
tere saath fasl-e-bahaar hai

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #26

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

Today we take up our 26th Lyricist Arzoo Lucknowi‘s creation.

(Pic courtesy: urduyouthforum.org)
(Pic courtesy: urduyouthforum.org)

Arzoo Lucknowi was amongst the pioneer lyricists of the Hindi film industry that originated in Calcutta in the 1930s before shifting to Bombay in 1942. He was on the films scene much before Shakeel Badayuni and his contemporaries Sahir and Majrooh arrived. He wrote for the Hindi cinema’s first superstars KL Saigal (eg, Karun kya aas niras bhayi in 1939 movie Dushman) and Kanan Devi (Street Singer 1938).

Syed Anwar Hussain ‘Arzoo Lakhnavi’ (1873-1951) was an outstanding representative of ‘Dabistan-e-Lakhnau’ or the Lucknow School of Urdu poetry. However while retaining the tradition’s motifs and focus, he chose a straighter style over its intricate flourishes, and use only Urdu without recourse to Arabic or Persian – despite his considerable knowledge of both.”

In his film career, he was as versatile. If in Saigal’s “Street Singer”, he could pen “Jeevan been madhur na baaje jhoote padh gaye taar/Bigde kaath se kaam bane kya megh baje na malhaar”, he could also compose ghazal “Sukoon dil ko mayassar gul-o-samar mein nahi/Jo aashiyaan mein hai apne vah bagh bhar men nahi”.

He has some 25000 ghazals credited to him.

Lets look at the lyrical excellence of the 1939 movie Dushman’s song picturised on its lead cast: KL Saigal and also sung by him. It is a composition of Pankaj Mullick.

Please enjoy: Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii…..

karu kya aas nirash bhayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi
deeya bujhe phir se jal jaye
raat andheri jaye din aaye
deeya bujhe phir se jal jaye
raat andheri jaye din aaye
mitthi aas hai jyot akhiyan ki
mitthi aas hai jyot akhiyan ki
samjh gayi to gayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi
karu kya aas nirash bhayi

jab na kisi ne raah sujhai
dil se ek aawaz ye aayi
jab na kisi ne raah sujhai
dil se ek aawaz ye aayi
himmat baandh sambhal badh aage
rok nahi hai koi
himmat baandh sambhal badh aage
rok nahi hai koi
kaho na aas nirash bhayi
kaho na aas nirash bhayi

karna hoga khun ka pani
dena hogi har kurbani
himmat hai itni to samjh le
himmat hai itni to samjh le
aas bandhegi nayi
aas bandhegi nayi
kaho na aas nirash bhayi
kaho na aas nirash bhayi
kaho na aas nirash bhayi

Day #27 of 31
Song #79

The next movie of Shakeel was the 1963 movie Grihasti, which was the 7th movie that he did with the Music Director Ravi, with whom he received two out of three of his Filmfare Best Lyricist Awards.

(Poster courtesy: en.wikipedia.com)
(Poster courtesy: en.wikipedia.com)

The movie was directed by Kishore Sahu, the same Kishore Sahu who was the archaelogist Marco in Dev Anand’s Guide, who neglected his wife Rosie (Waheeda Rehman) until Raju Guide (Dev Anand) ‘guided’ her to become a dancer and his beloved. Kishore Sahu directed the movie for SS Vasan of Gemini Studios, the makers of family dramas.

Here is the list of songs of the movie:

1 Jaane Teri Nazaron Ne Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
2 Aaj Mili Ek Ladki Mohammed Rafi
3 Jeevan Jyot Jale Asha Bhosle
4 Ja Ja Re Ja Deewane Ja Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 Wo Aurat Hai Jo Insano Ki Mohammed Rafi
6 Zara Dekh Sanam Lata Mangeshkar
7 Payal Khul Khul Jaaye Ram Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
8 Ding Dong Ding Lalla Geeta Dutt
9 Khile Hai Sakhi Aaj Phulwa Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar

Asha Bhosle‘s rendition of the song “Jeevan Jyot Jale” won her the “Mian Tansen Award”. The song was cited as the best song of 1963 out of the 544 songs released that year from a total of 77 films.

The song is picturised on Rajshree and Nirupa Roy.

Ravi composed the song in Raag Sohani, and Tal Tintal.

Please enjoy the marvel of a song: Jeevan jyot jale….

jivan jyot jale
jivan jyot jale
kou na jane kab nikse din
kou na jane kab nikse din
aur kab raat dhale
aur kab raat dhale
jivan jyot jale
jivan jyot jale

bhor bhye to man muskaye
bhor bhye to man muskaye
sanjh bhye to neer bahaye
ek pal maan kare sansari
ek pal maan kare sansari
ek pal hath male
ek pal hath male
jivan jyot jale
jivan jyot jale

man mala me daar wo moti
man mala me daar wo moti
aa aa aa
man mala me daar wo moti
jisme jali ho prem ki jyoti
uski naiya paar hai jag me
uski naiya paar hai jag me
ja ke kaaj bhale
ja ke kaaj bhale
jivan jyot jale
jivan jyot jale
jyot jale
jyot jale

Day #27 of 31
Song #80

First of all, if you marveled at the mastery of Shakeel over the lyrics of Jeevan Jyot Jale, a classical song, it would come as a surprise to see him pen a pop song!

This song was another song of 1963 movie Grihasti that became veru popular. It was sung by Geeta Dutt.

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Please enjoy: Dong dong ding dong ding lala….

ding dong ding dong ding lala
ho koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
ding dong ding dong ding lala
ho koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
gun gun bole kano me ras ghole
sang sang dole koi bhanwara
ding dong ding dong ding lala
koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
ding dong ding dong ding lala
ho koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
gun gun bole kano me ras gole
sang sang dole koi bhanwara
ding dong ding dong ding lala

chori chori bagiya me aane laga vo
bholi bhali kali mai to batiyo me aa gayi
mera na raha ye dil mera
ding dong ding dong ding lala
ho koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
ding dong ding dong ding lala
ho koi dil ko sambhalo mera dil chala
gun gun bole kano me ras gole
sang sang dole koi bhnwara
ding dong ding dong ding lala

Day #27 of 31
Song #81

With that we come to the next movie, the 1963 OP Ralhan movie Gehraa Daag, which was a crime thriller starring Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Madan Puri (almost a must for crime thrillers), Usha Kiron and Laita Pawar.

Gehra Daag

Since this too had Ravi’s music, it became the eighth movie since 1960 movie Ghunghat in which Shakeel paired with Ravi.

The movie had the following songs:

1. “Aaj Udta Hua Ek Panchhi Zindagi Bhar Me Aaya Phir Naye Mastiya Sath Le Chal” – Mohammed Rafi
2. “Tumhe Pake Hamne Jahan Pa Liya Hai” – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
3. “Bhagvan Ik Kusur Kee Itanee Badee Saja” – Mohammed Rafi
4. “Kaise Kahoon Main Baat Jiya Ki Sanwariya Pyar Me Tere Ho Gayi Mai Toh Bawariya” – Asha Bhosle
5. “Main Teri Hui Re Balma” – Asha Bhosle
6. “Subah Ka Bhoola” – Asha Bhosle

Please enjoy: Tumhen paa ke ham ne jahan paa liya hai…..

aa : tumhe.n paa ke hamane jahaa.N paa liyaa hai -2
zamii.n to zamii.n aasamaa.N paa liyaa hai
ra : tumhe.n paa ke …

aa : miTaa na sakegii jise ab Kizaa.N bhii
jalaa na sake.ngii ab bijaliyaa.N bhii
mohabbat kaa vo aashiyaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

ra : zamaane ke Gam pyaar me.n Dhal ga_e hai.n -2
ummiido.n ke laakho.n di_e jal ga_e hai.n -2
ke jabase tumhe.n meharabaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

aa : jahaa.N se mohabbat kii raahe.n milii hai.n
ra : vahii.n se merii gardishe.n tham ga_ii hai.n
do : na bichha.De.nge ham kaaravaa.N paa liyaa hai
tumhe.n paa ke …

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #27

As you are aware, I started these posts more than two weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

Today we take up our 27th Lyricist Tanvir Naqvi‘s creation.He was born on 6th February 1919 in Lahore. His real name was Syed Khursheed Ali and he was a lyricist who had carved out a niche for himself in the cine world from the early 40s right till his death in 1972.

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

He was much sought after as a songwriter. After partition, Tanvir Naqvi migrated to Pakistan and for over 15 years remained one of the leading lyricist of Urdu and Punjabi films. He died on November 1, 1972 in Lahore.

As far as matching lyrics to Shakeel Badayuni are concerned, there must be a large gap between you and I if you have to ask as to which of his songs I am going to put up!

In any case, even with the Raag of the song you would have guessed the song: Raag Pahadi and Tal Dadra.

As if it is still left for me to tell you, it is from the 1946 Anmol Ghadi starring Noorjahan (who is also the singer of the song with Surendra), Suraiyaa and Suresh.

Please enjoy the best of Tanvir Naqvi: Awaaz de kahan hai…..

aavaaz de kahaa.N hai duniyaa merI javaa.N hai
aabaad mere dil me.n ummiid kaa jahaa.N hai
duniyaa merI javaa.N hai …

aa raat jaa rahI hai
yuu.n jaise chaa.Ndanii kI
baaraat jaa rahI hai
chalane ko ab falak se
taaro.n kaa kaaravaa.N hai
aise me.n tU kahaa.N hai
duniyaa merI javaa.N hai …

kismat pe chhaa rahI hai
kyo.n raat kii siyaahii
vIrA.N hai merI nii.nde.n
taaro.n se le gavaahii
barabaad mai.n yahaa.N huu.N
aabaad tU kahaa.N hai
bedard aasamaa.N hai …

aavaaz de kahaa.N hai …

Day #28 of 31
Song #82

In yesterday’s songs, we had taken up a song from the 1963 OP Ralhan movie Gehra Daag starring Rajendra Kumar and Mala Sinha.

The storyline of this crime thriller:

“Shanker (Rejendra Kumar) lives a poor lifestyle along with his elder sister, Usha (Usha Kiran), and a younger sister, Asha Mumtaz), in a town called Baksar. Both he and Usha attend the same college. One day a student, Ram (Ram Mohan), attempts to molest Usha, Shanker intervenes, arguments lead to fisticuffs, and Ram ends up getting killed. Shanker is arrested, tried in Court, and sentenced to 14 years in jail. While there he gets the news that Usha has married Ramesh (Madan Puri), and has given birth to two sons, Tinku and Chimpu. Due to his good behavior, he gets discharged after 10 years, returns home and on the way there rescues an elderly woman (Lalita Pawar), who had fallen from the boat, meets her daughter, Shobha (Mala Sinha), and both fall in love. Upon arrival at home, he is given a warm welcome by everyone, and this is when Shanker finds out that Usha has told everyone that he was employed in Africa for 10 years. Ramesh picks an eligible young man for Asha to get married to but on the day of the marriage, the Prosecuting Attorney recognizes Shanker.”

He cannot obliterate the Gehra Daag (dark Stain) from his life; can he?

This song from the movie is signature Shakeel all the way.

Please enjoy: Bhagwan ik qusuur ki itani badhi sazaa……

bhagavaan ik qusuur kii itanii ba.Dii sazaa
duniyaa terii yahii hai to duniyaa se mai.n chalaa
bhagavaan ik qusuur …

duniyaa ke zaalimo.n ne chalaa_ii.n vo aa.Ndhiyaa.N
saare chiraaG bujh ga_e mai.n dekhataa rahaa
duniyaa terii yahii hai …

mai.n ye samajh rahaa thaa mere daaG dhul ga_e
hogaa kuchh aur Kuun-e-jigar ye pataa na thaa
duniyaa terii yahii hai …

mujh saa badanasiib na hogaa jahaan me.n
jo bhii milaa usii ne gunahagaar hii kahaa
duniyaa terii yahii hai …

Day #28 of 31
Song #83

That brings us to the 41st of Shakeel Badayuni’s movies (out of a total of 59) and the third one with Hemant Kumar since the 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.

The 1963 movie Bin Baadal Barsaat was directed by Jyoti Swaroop and happened to be last movie in which Shakeel paired with Hemant.

bin badal barsaat

Its story:

“Seventy years ago the wealthy Thakur of Neelamghat had an affair with a gypsy girl, and then married another woman. The gypsy girl’s dad placed a curse on the entire Thakur family that whenever a male marries, his wife will die in mysterious circumstances after an year. The curse has come true over the years, and none of the Thakurs have escaped it’s wrath. The latest Thakur, Prabhat (Biswajeet) has now come to settle in Neelamghat, and is attracted to the local doctor’s daughter, Sandhya Gupta (Asha Parekh). When Dr. Gupta proposes marriage, Prabhat tells them about the gypsy curse, and both father and daughter scoff at this. They quickly change their minds one night, when they find Prabhat dressed as a groom, getting ready to marry a reincarnated gypsy girl.”

Some likeness there to another movie for which Shakeel wrote lyrics and Hemant da composed the songs: Bees Saal Baad also starring Biswajeet (Hindi movies makers never got rid of a story until they had extracted the last drop of juice from it!)

The film had as good songs as Bees Saal Baad:

1. Zindagi Kitni Khubsurat Hai, Aiye Apki Zarurat Hai
2. Ik Baar Zaraa Phir Kah Do, Mujhe Sharmaake Tum Divaanaa
3. Jab Jaag Uthe Aramaan, To Kaise Nind Aaye
4. Zindagi Kitni Khubsurat Hai, Aiye Apki Zarurat Hai (by Lata)
5. Mariz-e-ishq Hu Aye Janeman
6. Khushi Bhi Mili Humko
7. Dil Me Teri Yaad Sanam
8. Bin Badal Barsaat Na Hogi

Please enjoy this classic from Hemant Kumar on his own music: Zindagi kitani khoobsurat hai....

zi.ndagI kitanI khUbasUrat hai, Aiye ApakI zarUrat hai
zi.ndagI kitanI …

ArazUo.n ke diye, Aj raushan kIjiye
Ae hai.n milane ko ham, zi.ndagI bhar ke liye
kyA hasI.n rAt kyA muhUrat hai, zi.ndagI kitanI …

yU.N na ab sharamAiye, yU.N na ab ghabarAiye
phUl ke ghU.NghaT se ab, chA.NdanI barasAiye
chA.NdanI rAt kyA zarUrat hai, zi.ndagI kitanI …

Day #28 of 31
Song #84

Here is a second song from the 1963 movie Bin Badal Barsaat and this is everyone’s favourite. Hemant Kumar sang this on his own music.

The picturisation, the music and the lyrics are simply exquisite. Dev Anand and Hema Malini copied this picturisation in their Pal bhar ke liye koi hamen pyaar kar le from the 1970 movie Johnny Mera Naam.

Please enjoy: Jab jaag uthe armaan to kaise neend aaye….

jab jaag uThe aramaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae
ho ghar me.n hasii.n mehamaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae, nii.nd aae
jab jaag uThe aramaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae

(ye raat ye dil kii dha.Dakan ye ba.Dhatii huii betaabii
ik jaam kii khaatir jaise bechain ho koii sharaabii ) – (2)
sholo.n me.n girii ho jaan to kaise nii.nd aae
jab jaag uThe aramaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae

(nazadiik bahut hai ma.nzil phir bhii hai Gazab kii duurii
ai dil ye tuu hii batalaa de ye kaun sii hai majabuurii ) – (2)
jab soch me.n ho inasaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae
ho ghar me.n hasii.n mehamaa.n to kaise nii.nd aaye, nii.nd aae
jab jaag uThe aramaa.n to kaise nii.nd aae

Appreciating Good Lyrics
Song #28

As you are aware, I started these posts more than three weeks ago to bring home the point that whilst we genuinely love everything that Shakeel wrote, many other contemporary poets and lyricists were also good and popular.

It is, therefore, worth recalling their lyrics too in addition to Shakeel’s. It was the era of good lyrics.

So far, we have taken up in the last twenty-seven days:

1. Shailendra with his Kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai.
2. Rajinder Krishan with his Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein.
3. Kaifi Azmi with his Jaane kyaa dhoondati rehati hain ye aankhen mujh mein.
4. Sahir Ludhianvi with Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.
5. Majrooh Sultanpuri with Teri aankhon ke siwa duniya mein rakha kyaa hai.
6. Jaan Nisar Akhtar with his Mujhape ilzaam-e-bewafai hai.
7. Hasrat Jaipuri with his Aansu bhari hain ye jeevan ki raahen.
8. Qamar Jalalabadi with his Ai meri zindagi tujhe dhoondun kahan.
9. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan with Mera sundar sapna beet gaya.
10. Indeevar with Bade armaano se rakha hai balam teri kasam.
11. DN Madhok with Man ka taar hila ja
12. Kidar Sharma with Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahin waapas bula le.
13. Kavi Pradeep with Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara.
14. Pt. Indra Chandra with Baag laga doon sajani.
15. Anjaan with Tumhen zindagi ke ujaale mubarak.
16. Anand Bakshi with Chand si mehbooba ho meri kab.
17. Prem Dhawan with Seene mein sulagate hain armaan.
18. Neeraj with Aaj ki raat badi shokh badi natkhat hai.
19. Bharat Vyas with Saranga teri yaad mein.
20. Gulzar with his Tum pukaar lo, tumhaara intezaar hai.
21. Pt. Narendra Sharma with Woh chand nahin hai dil hai.
22. Pandit Sudarshan with Zindagi hai pyaar se pyaar se bitaaye jaa.
23. PL Santoshi with O neend naa mujhako aaye.
24. Farooq Qaiser with Saari saari raat teri yaad sataaye.
25. Naqsh Lyalpuri with Main to har mod par tujhako doonga sadaa.
26. Arzoo Lucknowi with Karun kyaa aas niraas bhaii.
27. Tanvir Naqvi with Awaaz de kahan hai.

Today we take up our 28th Lyricist Gulshan Bawra‘s creation.

(Pic courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
(Pic courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

He was born Gulshan Kumar Mehta on 12 Apr 1937 in Sheikhupura, near Lahore (now in Pakistan). He was only ten when he saw his father and his cousin’s family massacred during the Partition riots. His elder sister brought him to Jaipur and thereafter he went to Delhi for further education.

He came to Bombay in 1955 to write for Hindi films.

Kalyanji (-Anandji), then on his own as Kalyanji Virji Shah, gave him his first opening in Chandrasena (1959) in the song ‘Main kya jaanu kahan laage yeh saawan matwala re’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Since then, in his 42 years old career, he has written 240 songs for 42 movies and had also acted. His two songs: Upkaar song: Mere desh ki dharti; and Zanjeer song: Yaari hai imaan mera, got him two Filmfare awards.

Matching lyrics with Shakeel? I can think of at least two: Chand ko kyaa maaluum chahata hai use koi chakore from 1966 movie Lal Bangla, a song sung by Mukesh; and Aapse hamako bichhade huye ek zamaana beet gaya, sung by poor man’s Mukesh: Manhar with poor man’s Lata Mangeshkar: Suman Kalyanpur for the 1969 movie Vishwas.

However, the song that I am going to give is one of his earliest successes and dear to me as having been sung by my favourite Hemant Kumar. The name of this 1959 movie is Satta Bazaar. And of course you already know the song, a duet between Hemant da and Lata Mangeshgkar on the music and composition of Kalyanji Anandji.

Please enjoy: Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi ham mile the….

he: (tumhe.n yaad hogaa kabhii ham mile the ) -2
muhabbat kii raaho.n me.n mil ke chale the
la: bhuulaa do muhabbat me.n ham tum mile the
sapanaa hii samajho ke mil ke chale the …

he: (Duubaa huu.N Gam kii gaharaa_iyo.n me .n
saharaa hai.n yaado.n kaa tanahaa_iyo.n me.n ) -2
saharaa hai.n yaado.n kaa tanahaa_iyo.n me.n …

la: (kahii.n aur dil kii duniyaa basaa lo
qasam hai tumhe.n vo qasam to.D Daalo) -2
qasam hai tumhe.n vo qasam to.D Daalo …

he: (na_ii dil kii duniyaa basaa na sakuu.Ngaa
jo bhuule ho tum vo bhulaa na sakuu.Ngaa) -2
jo bhuule ho tum vo bhulaa na sakuu.Ngaa …

la: (agar zi.ndagii ho apanii hii bas me.n
tumhaarii qasam ham na bhuule.n vo qasame.n) -2
tumhaarii qasam ham na bhuule.n vo qasame.n …

With that we come to the end of the fourth week of Countdown to the Birth Centenary of Shakeel Badayuni.

Please await the Final Part leading to a month of 31 days and then four days after that so as to complete five weeks of this tribute.

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