SHAKEEL BADAYUNI’S BIRTH CENTENARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART VI

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

I completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16, Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul and Part IV from 24 Jul to 30 Jul. There were still three days left and I wanted to make it a total of 100 songs in 31 days. Hence, I covered those three days in Part V, giving you ten songs on the final day of the Countdown. Those of you who read all the five parts 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. 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). In Part IV, I covered songs from 1962 Guru Dutt movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Koi door se awaaz de chale aao) to 1963 movie Bin Baadal Barsaat (Jab jaag uthe armaan). And finally, in Part V, I covered songs from 1963 movie Bin Baadal Barsaat (Ik baar zara phir kah do sharma ke mujhe deewana) to 1965 movie Zindagi Aur Maut (Dil laga ke ham ye samajhe zindagi kyaa cheez hai).

As far as ‘Appreciating Good Lyrics’ of other Lyricists is concerned, in Part V, I have covered three more of them making it 31 Lyricists from Shailendra to SH Bihari:

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.
28. Gulshan Bawra with Tumhen yaad hoga kabhi hum mile the.
29. Khumar Barabankwi with Tasveer banaata hoon tasveer nahin banati.
30. Asad Bhopali with Woh jab yaad aaye.
31. SH Bihari with Teri yaad ka deepak jalata hai.

Hence, it would be easy to see that even after all the five parts, I still have 13 movies and 35 songs (that I had originally selected) to go until his last: the 1969 movie Beti.

Hence, here I am in Part VI, the Final Part, to cover those 35 songs.

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #101

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday (02 Aug 16) in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Yesterday, the final day of the countdown, saw the 100th song being a song from the 1965 Nisar Ahmad Ansari movie Zindagi Aur Maut that starred Bela Bose, Nilofar, Pradeep Kumar, and Johnny Walker.

I also mentioned that in his filmy career of 18 years, it was the first of the two times that he paired with C Ramchandra.

His next movie was the 1965 movie Bedaag, an R Bhattacharya movie starring Manoj Kumar, Nanda and Shashikala. It had the following songs:

01 Zindagi Ke Mod Par Jo Mohammed Rafi
02 Maine Ai Jaan-E-Wafa Tumase Mohabbat Ki Hai Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
03 Aankho Aankho Me Naa Janey Kya Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
04 Haye Re Mai To Prem Diwana Manna Dey, Manoj Kumar
05 Sachhi Tumhari Preet Ho Ram Mohammed Rafi
06 Nikolasa Mere Sanam Jhum Le Zara Sa Asha Bhosle
07 Bedhadak Dalo Rang Dalo Dalo Asha Bhosle

All songs were composed by Roshan.

(Poster courtesy: ravepad.com)
(Poster courtesy: ravepad.com)

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Zindagi ke mod par jo koi raasta mila, teri gali se jaa mila….

zindagii ke mo.D par jo ko_ii raastaa milaa
terii galii se jaa milaa -2

aaj khaate hai.n Thokare.n shahar me.n zindagii ke ham -2
tujhase chale the duur-duur Gam kii sharaab pii ke ham -2
terii taraf bahak ga_e -2
aisaa hame.n nashaa milaa

teraa Kyaal chho.D ke ba.Dh ga_ii.n aur ulajhane.n
tere hii naam kii sadaa detii hai dil kii dha.Dakane.n -2
ab ye hii sochate hai.n ham ruuTh ke tujhase kyaa milaa -2

tujhase ko_ii garaz nahii.n phir bhii hai terii aarazuu
dil ne tujhe bhulaa diyaa phir bhii hai dil me.n tuu hii tuu -2
tujhase bichha.D ga_e to ab -2
teraa hame.n pataa milaa -2
terii galii se jaa …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #102

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

OP Ralhan’s 1965 movie Phool Aur Patthar was the next movie for which Shakeel Badayuni penned the songs.

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This movie was a milestone in the career of Dharmendra. His debut movie was the 1960 movie Dil Bhi Tera Ham Bhi Tere. He worked, thereafter, in such movies as Soorat Aur Seerat (1962), Bandini (1963), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966) and Dulhan Ek Raat Ki (1967) (all with Nutan), and in Anpadh (1962), Pooja Ke Phool (1964), Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (all with Mala Sinha), and in Akashdeep with Nanda, with Saira Banu in Shaadi and Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) and with Meena Kumari in Main Bhi Ladki Hoon (1964), Kaajal (1965), and Poornima (1965).

With this movie, that is, Phool Aur Patthar, Dharmendra emerged as an actor to reckon with. Indeed, he got his first Filmfare Best Actor nomination for this movie.

The film had the following songs, all penned by Shakeel:

1.”Sheeshe Se Pee Ya” Asha Bhosle Picturized on Shashikala
2.”Sun Le Pukar” Asha Bhosle
3.”Zindagi Mein Pyar Karna” Asha Bhosle Picturized on Shashikala
4.”Mere Dil Ke Andar” Mohammad Rafi This song is a qawwali.
5.”Layi Hai Hazaron Rang” Asha Bhosle Future item queen Laxmi Chhaya is one of the dancers featured in this song.
6.”Tum Kaun? Mamul” Mohammad Rafi

If you recall, when I covered the 1961 movie Ganga Jamuna, I had given in the list of songs a courtesan song: Tora man badha paapi saanwariya re. A beautiful mujra on that song was performed by the cabaret queen Helen. However, I had not given that song that time as I was running out of time.

Here, at least, I am giving you a courtesan song, performed by Shashikala. Phool Aur Patthar was the tenth movie in which Shakeel paired with Ravi after the 1960 movie Ghunghat.

Please enjoy: Sheeshe se pi ya paimaane se pi…..

(shiishe se pii, yaa paimaane se pii
yaa merii aa.Nkho.n ke maiKaane se pii
par pii diivaane, Kushii se jii diivaane) -2
shiishe se pii, yaa paimaane se pii

(husn kha.Daa hai terii raaho.n me.n
Daal de baahe.n zaraa baaho.n me.n) -2
raat suhaanii hai, bahakii javaanii
pii le nigaaho.n hii nigaaho.n me.n

(jaan le aa.Nkho.n ke ishaaro.n ko
luuT le duniyaa kii bahaaro.n ko) -2
mai.n huu.N sanam terii
tujhako qasam merii
chhe.D le tuu bhii dil ke taaro.n ko

(dekh ye gha.Dii phir naa aayegii
zulfo.n kii ghaTaa phir naa chhaayegii
baat samajh merii
kal ye umar terii
mausam kii tarah biit jaayegii

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #103

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Was Shakeel a natural lyricist for Bhajans? I would think so if you recollect the number of extremely popular bhajans that he penned.

This bhajan is a cry for help by Meena Kumar as Shanti. She doesn’t want the love of her life: Dharmendra as Shaka to die after having been severely beaten up when he wants to abandon his life as a criminal and return to goodness. Shanti owes a lot to Shaka since he, as a criminal, having a heart of gold, takes care of her when he had entered her house to burgle and found that her relatives had left her there alone to die of plague.

Having given credit to Shakeel for this bhajan, we need to now appreciate Asha Bhosle as a singer. I gave you the first song of the movie, Sheeshe se pi, a nautch-girl number sung so sexily by her. And here in this bhajan she brings out the pathos of a woman for her husband.

Lastly, I am sure, you would have noticed that Ravi was a music director who mastered emotions of extreme pain and despondency in his notes beautifully (we are yet to come to his masterly songs in Do Badan) and this is one of those songs.

Please enjoy: Sun le pukaar aayi…..

diyaa naa bujhe mere ghar kaa
merii taqadiir ke maalik

sun le pukaar aa_ii aaj tere dvaar -2
leke aa.Nsu_o.n kii dhaar mere saa.Nvare -2
mai.n to ek bhiikh maa.Nguu.N tose phailaa ke haath re
sun le pukaar …

binatii karuu.N mai.n tose jag ke khivaiyaa -2
Duub na jaa_e merii aashaa kii naiyaa -2
kisako dikhaa_uu.N jaa ke dard mai.n apanaa
ko_ii nahii.n hai meraa ( kR^iShN kanhaiyaa ) -2
sun le pukaar …

maine prabhu aaj tak kuchh nahii.n maa.Ngaa -2
aaj to daan de-de apanii dayaa ke
badale me.n chaahe merii jaan bhii le-le
bachaa le sahaaraa daataa ( is dukhiyaa kaa ) -2
sun le pukaar …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #104

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

In the last song, we were just talking about Do Badan and the very next movie of Shakeel is Do Badan (1966 movie)!

Do Badan

Do you recall Raj Khosla? Yes, of course you do. He started his career as Assistant to Guru Dutt in the 1954 Dev Anand, Geeta Bali starrer Milap and then got a chance to direct Guru Dutt’s next movie, a crime-thriller, C.I.D. (1956), the debut movie of Waheeda Rehman (wherein she was a prostitute since Guru Dutt wanted her to learn that role for his 1957 movie Pyaasa). He did a triology of crime-thrillers with actress Sadhana: Woh Kaun Thi, Mera Saaya, and Anita.

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

More than anything else, he achieved fame for the picturisation of songs in the movies. All those who saw any of his movies would recall that; eg, Lag jaayo gale ke phir yeh in Woh Kaun Thi.

As for as songs of Do Badan are concerned, Raj Khosla got his hands full since between Shakeel and Ravi, they produced the best songs in this movie. Here is the list:

1. Jab Chali Thandi Hawa Asha Bhosle
2. Bhari Duniya Mein Akhir Dil Mohammad Rafi
3. Raha Gardishon Mein Hardum Mohammad Rafi
4. Naseeb Mein Jiske Jo Mohammad Rafi
5. Lo Aa Gayi Unki Yaad Lata Mangeshkar
6. Mat Jayio Naukariya Chhorh Ke Asha Bhosle
7. Raha Gardishon Mein (Reprise) Mohammad Rafi
8. Lo Aa Gayi unki Yaad (Reprise) Lata Mangeshkar

Do Badan had the same story as 1951 Nitin Bose movie Deedar, which had songs by Shakeel and Naushad. Manoj Kumar, the hero of the movie, took Raj Khosla to watch Deedar starring Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Nimmi and suggested to make a remake of the movie starring him! The only thing that can be said about Manoj Kumar is that his high ambition contrasted with the lowness of his acting. In this movie though, his acting was passable; Shakeel and Ravi and Raj Khosla made this awful actor too passable!

Lets start with the first song; a song sung by Asha Bhosle for Asha Parekh. She has gone for an outing with her friends and she is missing her lover (she must be really desperate to miss someone of the calibre of Manoj Kumar! Anyway, such is love!)

Please enjoy: Jab chali thandi hawa…..

jab chali thadi hawa jab uthi kaali ghata
mujhko ai jaan-e-vafaa tum yaad aaye
jab chali thadi havaa jab uthi kaali ghata
mujhko ai jaan-e-vafaa tum yaad aaye

zindagi ki daastaa chaahe kitani ho hasi
bin tumhaare kuchh nahi bin tumhaare kuchh nahi
kya maza aata sanam aaj bhule se kahi
tum bhi aa jate yahi tum bhi aajaate yahi
ye bahaare ye fizaa dekhakar o dilarubaa
jaane kyaa dil ko huaa tum yaad aaye
jab chali thadi havaa jab uthi kaali ghata
mujhko ai jaan-e-vafaa tum yaad aayei

ye nazare ye samaa aur phir itne javan
haye re ye mastiyaan haye re ye mastiyan
aisa lagata hai mujhe jaise tum nazadik ho
is chaman se jaan-e-jaa is chaman se jaan-e-jaa
sun ke usaki sadaa dil dhadakataa hai mera
aaj pahale se sivaa tum yaad aaye
jab chali thadi havaa, jab uthi kaali ghata
mujhko ai jaan-e-vafaa tum yaad aaye

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #105

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

We have just started taking up the songs of 1966 Raj Khosla movie Do Badan starring Manoj Kumar, Asha Bhosle and Simi Grewal, the movie being a remake of 1951 movie Deedar starring Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Nimmi. Shakeel Badayuni was common for both the movies!

In this movie, Mohammad Rafi ended up singing some of his best Shakeel Badayuni songs for Manoj Kumar who didn’t know A of acting. Anyway, that didn’t take away the intensity of the songs.

This was composed by Ravi in Raag Bhairavi, Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy a beauty of a song both for its lyics and composition: Bhari duniya mein aakhir dil ko behlaane kahan jaayen…..

bharii duniyaa me.n aaKir dil ko samajhaane kahaa.N jaae.n
muhabbat ho ga_ii jinako vo diivaane kahaa.N jaae.n

lage hai.n shammaa par pahare zamaane kii nigaaho.n ke
jinhe.n jalane kii hasarat hai vo paravaane kahaa.N jaae.n

sunaanaa bhii jinhe.n mushkil chhupaanaa bhii jinhe.n mushkil
zaraa tuu hii bataa ai dil vo afasaane kahaa.N jaae.n

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #106

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

One thing remarkable about Shakeel and Rafi was that they made and sang songs for anyone at all. So, if they could make songs for comedians like Johnny Walker, there was absolutely no harm in making songs for a joker like Manoj Kumar too.

Following in the footsteps of the great Naushad Ali, Ravi composed the next song in Raag Darbari Kanada (Recall Naushad’s song in this Raag from Mughal-e-Azam: Muhabbat ki jhooti kahani pe roye in the same Tal and I had mentioned that Tansen from Akbar’s Darbar had brought this Raag from the South and Naushad having selected this Raag to express Anarkali’s feeling of despair in the reign of Akbar was irony indeed). Tal is Kaherava. And the despondency too is comparable to Anarkali’s.

Please enjoy Rafi sing: Raha gardishon mein hardam mere ishq ka sitaara…..

(I hope, ladies and gentlemen, you know the meaning of the word: Gardish. It means Revolution, Rotation, Wandering about in misfortune)

rahaa gardisho.n me.n haradam mere ishq kaa sitaaraa
kabhii Dagamagaayii kashtii, kabhii luT gayaa kinaaraa

koii dil kaa khel dekhe, ki muhabbato.n kii baazii
vo qadam qadam pe jiite, mai.n qadam qadam pe haaraa

ye hamaarii badanasiibii jo nahii.n to aur kyaa hai
ki usii ke ho gaye ham, jo na ho sakaa hamaaraa

pa.De jab Gamo.n ke paale, rahe miTake miTanevaale
jise maut bhii na puuchhaa, use zi.ndagii ne maaraa

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #107

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

If you think that the last two songs of Mohammad Rafi for the 1966 Raj Khosla movie: Bhari duniya mein aakhir dil ko behlaane kahan jaayen, and Raha gardishon mein hardam mere ishq ka sitaara, brought the house down due to the excellence of their lyrics by Shakeel and composition by Ravi, then wait for the next song; a song about the acceptance of the fate by the hero, in this case (sadly) Manoj Kumar.

Mohammad Rafi, once again sang it with his usual passion.

Please enjoy: Naseeb mein jisake jo likha tha….

nasiib me.n jisake jo likhaa thaa
vo terii mahafil me.n kaam aayaa
kisii ke hisse me.n pyaas aaii
kisii ke hisse me.n jaam aayaa

mai.n ik fasaanaa huu.N bekasii kaa
ye haal hai merii zi.ndagii kaa
na husn hii mujhako raas aayaa
na ishq hii mere kaam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

badal ga_ii.n terii ma.nzile.n bhii
bichha.D gayaa mai.n bhii kaaravaa.n se
terii muhabbat ke raaste me.n
na jaane ye kyaa makaam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

tujhe bhulaane ki koshishe.n bhii
tamaam naakaam ho ga_ii hai.n
kisii ne zikr-e-vafaa kiyaa jab
zubaa.N pe teraa hii naam aayaa
nasiib me.n …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #108

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

After watching the sad songs of Shakeel sung by Rafi (made sadder still if one has to watch Manoj Kumar lip-sync them), we come to a song of extreme despondency (sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Asha Parekh; making it one movie in which Asha Bhosle (with her Jab chali thandi hawa) and her sister Lata, both sang for Asha Parekh)

Ravi composed it in Raag Asavari, a raag of the morning signifying here teo things: one, she cannot go to sleep even in the wee hours of the morning, thinking of him; and two, she is hoping for the ‘morning’ in her love when things would become brighter from the dark despondency that hangs around her).

Lying on the bed, Asha didn’t have much to act on and yet she has brought out superb histrionics (in sharp comparison to the other ‘badan’ in the movie: Do Badan).

Please enjoy: Lo aa gayi unaki yaad, woh nahin aaye….

lo aa gayii unakii yaad, vo nahii.n aaye

dil unako dhuundta hai, Gam ke si.ngaar kar ke
aa.Nkhe.n bhii thak gayii hai.n, ab i.ntazaar kar ke
ik aas rah gayii hai, vo bhii na TuuT jaaye
lo aa gayii unakii yaad …

ruuThii hai.n aaj ham se, tanahaa_iyaa.N hamaarii
vo bhii na paaye shaayad, parachhaa_iyaa.N hamaarii
ba.Dhate hii jaa rahii hai.n, maayuusiyo.n ke saaye
lo aa gayii unakii yaad …

lau tharatharaa rahii hai, ab shamm-e-muhabbat kii
uja.Dii huii muhabbat, mahamaa.N hai do gha.Dii kii
mar kar hii ab mile.nge, jii kar to mil na paaye
lo aa gayii unakii yaad …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #109

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

And now we come to the last 1966 movie for Shakeel: Dil Diya Dard Liya; a movie directed by AR Kardar or Abdul Rashid Kardar, who directed the first movie in which Shakeel penned his songs: the 1947 movie Dard with the evergreen Uma Devi number: Afsaana likh rahi hoon.

The movie’s story was based on Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights; I had read the novel before I joined the Navy in 1973 and saw the movie only this year on my computer.

The movie starred Dilip Kumar, a prince who was lost as an infant in a ship-wreck and found by a poor fisherman who passes him on to a landlord. When this prince grows up (Dilip Kumar as Shankar), he is mercillesly ill-treated by the landlord’s son (Pran as Ramesh) and is in love with the landlord’s daughter and Ramesh’s sister (Waheeda Rehman as Roopa).

Dil Diya Dard Liya2

One day he is mercillesly beaten again by Ramesh and dropped from the high walls of a fort where Shankar and Roopa used to have their trysts; and left as dead. Sea of course was kinder to him this time. He is picked up by another fisherman and this time recognised as a prince by the faithful prime minister of the now dead king of Belapur.

And now, to take the story to Wuthering Heights, Shankar returns as the king of Belapur and finds that his beloved Roopa has planned to marry Rehman as Satish.

Wuthering Heights was all about the irony of the situation and Shakeel has been knighted by me as the King of Irony. Hence, as we go along, you will find many songs in which Shakeel has brilliantly excelled.

Of course, in this movie, he is back with his mentor Naushad Ali, their 22nd movie together.

Following is the list of songs from the movie:

1. “Koi Saagar Dil Ko Behlata Nahin” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 03:35
2. “Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi” Shakeel Badayuni Lata Mangeshkar 03:30
3. “Saawan Aaye Ya Na Aaye” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhonsle 03:53
4. “Dilruba Maine Tere Pyar Mein” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 04:06
5. “Guzren Hain Aaj Ishq Mein” Shakeel Badayuni Mohammed Rafi 03:49
6. “Dil Harnewale Aur Bhi Hai” Shakeel Badayuni Asha Bhonsle 05:23
7. “Haay Rasiya Tu Bada Bedardi” Shakeel Badayuni Asha Bhonsle
8. “‘Kya Range Mehfil Hai Dildaram O Jane Yaram” Shakeel Badayuni Lata Mangeshkar 03:44

First, lets take a song of Shankar and Roopa in their happy days at the same fort: Rani Roopmati’s palace in Mandu, near Indore. You cannot, of course, fall from there into the sea but then movies are always make-believe.

This song I have given you once before on Lyrical when I took up Raag Sarang (this is in primary form of Sarang called Brindavani Sarang).

The song and its picturisation and the acting of Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman (both Living Legends of Hindi cinema) immediately warms the cockles of one’s heart.

Please enjoy in Raag Brindavani Sarang, a song sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi: Saawan aaye ya na aaye…..

aa: saawan aaye yaa na aaye
jiyaa jab jhuume saawan hai
ra: saawan aaye yaa na aaye
jiyaa jab jhuume saawan hai
do: saawan aaye

ra: taar mile.n jab dil se dil ke
wohii samay man-bhaawan hai
do: wohii samay man-bhaawan bhaawan hai
saawan aaye

#‪#‎sargam‬##

aa: jabase piyaa tuu naino.n me.n aayaa
prem ke ra.ng me.n rach gaii kaayaa
ra: aa.a
aa: aa.a
ra: baago.n me.n ban me.n niil gagan me.n
sabame.n hai tere ruup kii chhaayaa
aa: tuu hai mere sa.ng me.n haradam
Kushii kii aawan-aawan hai
do: Kushii kii aawan-aawan aawan hai
saawan aaye yaa na aaye
jiyaa jab jhuume saawan hai
saawan aaye

##sargam##
ra: akhiyaa.N majiire man ikataaraa
iname.n baaje naam tihaaraa
aa: aa.a
ha.Nsate-gaate jiiwan biite
a.nt na ho ye giit hamaaraa
ra: mausam aayaa sukh paawan kaa
dukho.n kii jaawan-jaawan hai
do: dukho.n kii jaawan-jaawan jaawan hai
saawan aaye yaa na aaye
jiyaa jab jhuume saawan hai
saawan aaye

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #110

(Continuing Chronologically for Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 Yesterday in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

As we end tonight, here is the second of the six songs the 1966 AR Kardar movie Dil Diya Dard Liya that we should be taking up. Whilst the excellence of the songs of Do Badan can actually be contrasted with those of this movie, one must heave a sigh of relief that one can watch some superb acting in this movie as compared to pedestrian acting in the previous one.

The next song is about Shankar (Dilip Kumar) having returned as King of Belapur and finding his beloved Roopa (Waheeda Rehman) walking arm in arm with Satish (Rehman). He takes to drinking, much to the ecstasy of Ramesh (Pran) since a drunk king is well suited to squander his money on such luxuries that ramesh can provide.

In this song, however, Dilip Kumar brings out that no wine/liquor can amuse him anymore. The lyrics by the greatest lyricist in the world are crafted to perfection; viz: Main koi patthar nahin insaan hoon, kaise kehdoon gham se ghabraata nahin…

Naushad Ali, the pioneer of having brought songs into the movies. which were based on classical raagas, composed it in little known Raag called Janasamohani, Tal Dadra. Dil Diya Dard Liya songs are amongst the best sung by Mohammad Rafi and this one is particularly beautiful.

Please enjoy: Koi saagar dil ko behlaata nahin….

koii saagar dil ko bahalaataa nahii.n – 2
bekhudii me.n bhii qaraar aataa nahii.n, koI saagar …

mai.n koI patthar nahii.n inasaan huu.N – 2
kaise kah duu.N Gam se ghabaraataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

kal to sab the kaaravaa.N ke saath saath – 2
aaj koI raah dikhalaataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

zi.ndagii ke aa_ine ko to.D do – 2
isame.n ab kuchh bhii nazar aataa nahii.n
koI saagar …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #111

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Yesterday, we started taking up songs of the 1966 AR Kardar movie Dil Diya Dard Liya starring Dilip Kumar as Shankar, Waheeda Rehman as Roopa, Pran as Ramesh and Rehman as Satish.

This was the seventh movie Shakeel did with Abdul Rashid Kardar, with whom he had done his first movie – the 1947 Dard. His sixth movie with Kardar was the 1953 movie Dil-e-Nadaan. Hence, he was back with AR Kardar after 14 years.

This also happened to be the last movie that he did with him. The songs of the movie are still remembered as some of the best penned by Shakeel, composed by Naushad and sung by Mohammad Rafi.

We took up just two songs yesterday: the happy song, Sawan aaye ya na aaye, and Koi Sagar dil ko behlata nahin.

When Shankar had been dropped from the height of Rani Roopmati palace, by the henchmen of Ramesh (Pran) and he had been revived as the King of Belapur, Roopa (Waheeda) had been patiently waiting for him. Indeed, one reason why she had decided to tie up with Satish (Rehman) was to stop the wagging tongues of people as she was forced to stay in his house due to her poor situation after her brother Ramesh (Pran) had squandered all of their father’s money on wine and women.

This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar was in those days of intezaar for her love to return.

The mukhada of this song gave rise to the title of a latter day movie.

Please enjoy: Phir teri kahani yaad aayi, phir tera fasaana yaad aaya…..

phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI phir teraa fasaanaa yaad aayaa
phir aaj hamaarii aa.Nkho.n ko
phir aaj hamaarii aa.Nkho.n ko, ek Kvaab puraanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

jalate hai.n chiraago.n kii suurat
har shaam terii ham yaado.n me.n
jab subah ko shabanam rotii hai
kho jaate hai.n ham fariyaado.n me.n – 2
jab dil ne koI aavaaz sunii
jab dil ne koI aavaaz sunii, teraa hii taraanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

shaayad kabhii milanaa ho jaae
baiThe.n hai.n isii aramaan me.n ham
tuune to kinaare paa hii liye
ulajhe hai.n magar tuufaan me.n ham
ai jaan-e-vafaa phir aaj hame.n
ai jaan-e-vafaa phir aaj hame.n,
pichhalaa vo zamaanaa yaad aayaa
phir terii kahaanii yaad aaI …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #112

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

All my boyhood memories of excellent, powerful, heart-touching lyrics with that last song and with other songs of the movie.

Shankar (Dilip Kumar) after seeing Roopa (Waheeda Rehman), his beloved, walking arm in arm with Satish (Rehman) is not just devastated but full of feelings of vengeful regret.

These are reflected superbly in the title song of the movie sung by Mohammad Rafi for Dilip Kumar. Anyone can guess that such a song would be composed in the raag of the evening, Raag Kalyan and that’s exactly what Naushad did. Tal was Kaherava.

Please enjoy: Dilruba maine tere pyaar mein kyaa kyaa na kiya, dil diya dard liya….

dilarubaa maine tere pyaar me.n kyaa-kyaa naa kiyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
kabhii phuulo.n me.n guzaarii kabhii kaa.NTo.n pe jiyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2

zindagii aaj bhii hai bekhudii aaj bhii hai
pyaar kahate hai.n jise vo Kushii aaj bhii hai
maine din-raat mohabbat kaa terii jaam piyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

kyaa kahuu.N tere li_e maine aa.Nsuu bhii pi_e
kabhii Kaamosh rahaa kabhii shikave bhii ki_e
kar liyaa chaaq garebaa.n kabhii daaman ko siyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

pyaar kii aan hai tuu dil kaa aramaan hai tuu
kaun duniyaa se Dare jab nigehabaan hai tuu
apanii kashtii ko sahaare pe tere chho.D diyaa
dil diyaa dard liyaa -2
dilarubaa maine tere …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #113

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

The hallmark of a genius is that he is good at all kinds of songs. We have seen earlier even a pop penned by him Ding dong ding lala sung by Geeta Dutt. We have seen children’s songs that he wrote, bhajans, songs of joy, songs of sadness, and songs of mujra.

The second last song from this movie that I am going to give you is a mujra song: Haay haay rasiya tu bada bedardi to depict the profligacy of Pran. Predictably, it has been sung by Asha Bhosle.

Naushad, the pioneer and master of Raaga based songs, composed in Raag Pilu, Tal Dadra.

Please enjoy: Haay haay rasiya tu bada bedardi…..

uThii-uThii ye nigaahe.n

haay haay rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa bedardii -2
jiyaraa moraa jaane qasak tore man kii -2
ho rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa bedardii
haay haay rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa bedardii -2

batiyaa.N jhuuThii torii ( nainaa chhal se bhare ) -2
kohuu naa priit kare tore sa.ng raam kare
tore sa.ng haa haa haa haa raam kare
lobhii torii nazare.n ho lobhii torii nazare.n
lobhii torii nazare.n ho torii nazare.n hai.n khoTii torii marajii
ho rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa …

jiyaa ke bain piyaa kachhahuu jaane nahii.n -2
kachhahuu jaane nahii.n
zulmii moraa kahaa haay zulmii moraa kahaa ekahuu maane nahii.n
kare manamaanii ho kare manamaanii dikhaa_e Kudagarjii
ho rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa …

kaahe kaa maan kare kaahe ko Dhaa_e julam
( priit kii haay pa.De ) -2 to pe o bairii balam
jaa re nahii.n maanuu.Ngii ( jaa re nahii.n maanuu.N ) -2
ho jaa re nahii.n maanuu.Ngii saiyyaa.N torii marajii
ho rasiyaa tuu ba.Daa …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #114

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Up to now, it would have occurred to you that each one of the 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya has been not just a masterpiece but also composed by Naushad in a raaga like the 1952 Baiju Bawra songs. Also, you would have noticed another quality that the lyrics and the notes stay with you long after you have finished listening to the song. How many others had this quality?

Sadly, that brings us to the last song of the movie that I selected for you: Guzre hain aaj ishq mein; the song with an intent to seek revenge for having been betrayed in love.

Once again, by now, knowing Naushad, you can predict the raag. Yes indeed, it is Raag Darbari Kanada, Tal Dadra, which suits Dilip as the king of Belapur. As a king, he uses the pronoun Hum rather than Main of the common man.

This song is immediately after he sees his beloved Waheeda Rehman walking arm in arm with Pran!

Please enjoy: Guzre hain aaj ishq mein hum us mukaam se….

guzare hai.n aaj ishq me.n ham us maqaam se
nafarat sii ho ga_ii hai muhabbat ke naam se

hamako na ye gumaan thaa, o sa.ngadil sanam
raah-e-vafaa se tere bahak jaae.nge qadam
chhalakegaa zahar bhii terii aa.Nkho.n ke jaam se

o bevafaa teraa bhii yuu.N hii TuuT jaae dil
tuu bhii ta.Dap-ta.Dap ke pukaare haay dil
teraa bhii saamanaa ho kabhii, Gam kii shaam se

ham vo nahii.n jo pyaar me.n rokar guzaar de.n
parachhaaI.n bhii ho terii to Thokar se maar de.n
vaaqif hai.n ham bhii Kuub har ek i.ntaqaam se

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #115

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

His next movie was another Nisar Ahamad Ansari movie (earlier I gave a song from his 1965 movie Zindagi Aur Maut composed by C Ramchandra: Dil laga kar ham ye samajhe).

I am not giving you the song that I had selected of the 1967 movie Wahan Ke Log since this song: Ham tumase mohabbat karke sanam duniya ka fasaana bhool gaye was sung by Mukesh and I gave it to you in the same tribute on Mukesh’s Birth Anniversary on 22 Jul.

That brings us to the 52nd movie of Shakeel Badayuni, a movie whose story was based on Alexandre Dumas’s story: The Corsican Brothers. Tapi Chanakya, the director, called it Ram Aur Shyam with Dilip Kumar acting both the roles. Originally, Vyjayanthimala and Mumtaz were cast to do the roles that were eventually done by Waheeda Rehman and Mumtaz.

(Poster courtesy: www.hindilinks4u.to)
(Poster courtesy: www.hindilinks4u.to)

The story based on twins was repeated in several Hindi movies: Seeta Aur Geeta, Chaalbaaz, Krishan Kanhaiya to name a few.

This was the 23rd movie in which Shakeel paired with Naushad Ali. Have a look at the songs of the movie:

1.”Aaj Ki Raat Mere” – Mohammad Rafi
2.”Aaj Sakhi Re Piya More Ghar” – Lata
3. “Aayee Hai Bahar Mite Zulmo” – Mohammad Rafi & Chorus
4. “Dheere Dheere Bol Koi Sun Lega” – Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
5. “Main Hoon Saqi Tu Hai Sharabi” – Lata, Mohammad Rafi
6. “Maine Kab Tujh Se Kaha Tha” – Lata Mangeshkar
7. “O Balam Tere Pyar Ki Thandi Aa” – Mohammad Rafi & Asha

I love the first song of the movie not just for its lyrics but also because it has been composed in Raag Pahadi, Tal Kaherava. Also, the era of Mohammad Rafi, is the most nostalgical era for most lovers of Hindi songs.

Please enjoy: Aaj ki raat mere dil ki salaami le le….

ye raat jaise dulhan ban gaI hai chiraago.n se
karu.ngaa ujaalaa mai.n dil ke daaGo.n se

aaj kii raat mere, dil kii salaamii le le
dil kii salaamii le le
kal terii bazm se diivaanaa chalaa jaaegaa
shammaa rahe jaaegii paravaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

terii mahafil tere jalave ho.n mubaarak tujhako
terii ulfat se nahii.n aaj bhii inakaar mujhe
teraa may-khaanaa salaamat rahe ai jaan-e-vafaa
muskuraakar tuu zaraa dekh le ik baar mujhe
phir tere pyaar kaa mastaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

maine chaahaa ki bataa duu.N mai.n haqiiqat apanii
tuune lekin na meraa raaz-e-muhabbat samajhaa
merii ulajhan mere haalaat yahaa.N tak pahu.nche
terii aa.Nkho.n ne mere pyaar ko nafarat samajhaa
ab terii raah se begaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

tuu meraa saath na de raah-e-muhabbat me.n sanam
chalate-chalate mai.n kisii raah pe mu.D jaauu.ngaa
kahakashaa.n chaa.nd sitaare tere chuume.nge qadam
tere raste kii mai.n ek dhuul huu.N u.D jaauu.ngaa
saath mere meraa afasaanaa chalaa jaaegaa

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #116

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

This story of Ram (Dilip Kumar) with all his property getting routinely whipped by his cunning brother-in-law Gajendra (Pran) until Ram gets replaced by the street smart, and tough Shyam (Dilip Kumar) became a common story in Hindi films. And then Shyam, in the role of Ram teaches a lesson to Gajendra (Pran) and all those who earlier attacked the docile Ram.

The story calls for certain comicality of role play, which Dilip Kumar, though being a tragedy king, did so superbly that he won the Filmfare Best Actor award that year (all other awards went that year to Upkaar but mercifully Manoj Kumar was spared the mortification of winning Best Actor award with his diastrous acting).

The next song is a happy Dilip Kumar song, Shyam role acting his twin brother Ram.

Please enjoy: Aayi hain baharen mite zulmo sitam….

(rafii: aa_ii hai.n bahaare.n miTe zulm-o-sitam
pyaar kaa zamaanaa aayaa duur hue Gam
raam kii lilaa ra.ng laa_ii
koras: a-haa haa
rafii: shaam ne ba.nsii bajaa_ii
koras: a-haa haa-haa ) -2

rafii: chamakaa hai inasaaf kaa suuraj phailaa hai ujaalaa
koras: ujaalaa,
chamakaa hai inasaaf kaa suuraj phailaa hai ujaalaa
rafii: na_ii uma.nge.n sa.ng laayegaa har din aanevaalaa
koras: aanevaalaa,
na_ii uma.nge.n sa.ng laayegaa har din aanevaalaa
rafii: ho ho
munnaa giit sunaayegaa
Tunnaa Dhol bajaayegaa
koras: munnaa giit sunaayegaa, Tunna Dhol bajaayegaa
rafii: sa.ng-sa.ng merii chhoTii munnii naachegii chham-chham

rafii + koras:
aa_ii hai.n bahaare.n miTe zulm-o-sitam
pyaar kaa zamaanaa aaya duur hue Gam
raam kii liilaa ra.ng laa_ii
koras: a-haa haa
rafii: shaam ne ba.nsii bajaa_ii
koras: a-haa haa-haa

rafii: ab na ho.nge majabuurii ke is ghar me.n afasaane
koras: ab naa ho.nge majabuurii ke is ghar me.n afasaane
rafii: pyaar ke ra.ng me.n ra.ng jaaye.nge sab apane begaane
koras: pyaar ke ra.ng me.n ra.ng jaaye.nge sab apane begaane
rafii: ho ho ho
sab ke din phir jaaye.nge
ma.nzil apanii paaye.nge
jiivan ke taraane milake gaaye.nge haradam
rafii + koras + ‪#‎male‬# koras:
ho
aa_ii hai.n bahaare.n miTe zulm-o-sitam
pyaar kaa zamaanaa aaya duur hue Gam
rafii + #male# koras:
raam kii liilaa ra.ng laa_ii
koras: a-haa haa
rafii + #male# koras:
shaam ne ba.nsii bajaa_ii
koras: a-haa haa-haa

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #117

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Lets us now take up one of the two delightful duets from the movie. This has been sung by Lata for Waheeda Rehman and Mohammad Rafi for Dilip Kumar.

It crossed various boundaries of popularity during those days.

Please enjoy: Main hoon saaqi, tu hai shraabi….

la : mai.n huu.N saaqii tuu hai sharaabii-sharaabii -2
ra : tuune aa.Nkho.n se pilaa_ii vo nashaa hai ke duhaa_ii
har taraf dil ke chaman me.n phuul khile hai.n gulaabii-gulaabii
la : mai.n huu.N saaqii …

ishq me.n jiinaa sa.mbhal ke dil kaa paimaanaa naa chhalake
bahakii-bahakii terii nazare.n Kvaab dikhalaatii hai.n kal ke -2
ra : terii mahafil me.n o saaqii ham chale aa_e nashe me.n
ab to bas ye hai tamannaa umr kaT jaa_e nashe me.n -2
la : ishq hai terii savaalii -2
husn hai meraa javaabii-javaabii
ra : tuu hai saaqii mai.n huu.N sharaabii-sharaabii

mai.n terii duniyaa me.n aa ke rah gayaa khud ko bhulaa ke
kyaa ho anjaam naa jaane hosh ulfat me.n ga.nvaa ke -2
la : bekhudii ke ye taraane yuu.N hii gaa_e jaa diivaane
ishq ra.ng laa_egaa apanaa aa ga_e ab vo zamaane -2
ra : terii mastaanii ye baate.n
do : aa aa
terii mastaanii ye baate.n dil pe laa_e.N naa Karaabii-Karaabii
la : mai.n huu.N saaqii …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #118

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

The last song from the 1967 movie ram Aur Shyam is also a duet; but, between the other pair: that is Dilip Kumar as Ram and Mumtaz. What a challenge it must have been for Dilip Kumar to paly two diametrically opposite roles?

This too is as popular today as it was 50 years ago.

Please enjoy: O balam teri pyaar ki thandi aag mein jalate jalate….

aa : o baalam tere pyaar kii Tha.nDii aag me.n jalate-jalate -2
mai.n to haar ga_ii re -4
ra : luuT liyaa dil tuune meraa raah me.n chalate-chalate -2
nainaa maar ga_ii re -4

aa : mai.n huu.N baavariyaa terii saa.Nvariyaa dil se jaanaa naa
ra : aaj milii ho jaise akelii kal bhii chalii aanaa
aa : chandaa aur suuraj kii tarah roz nikalate-Dhalate
mai.n to haar ga_ii re -2
ra : luuT liyaa dil …
aa : baalam tere …

ra : Daal ke jaaduu ruup kaa tuune dil meraa chhiinaa
aa : priitam tuune priit jagaa dii chhe.D ke man biinaa
ra : naino.n me.n bhar ke pyaar kaa kajaraa akhiyaa.N malate-malate
nainaa maar ga_ii re -2
aa : baalam tere …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #119

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Seven movies and seventeen songs to go now!

His next movie, the 1967 movie Palki was once again with Naushad Ali, their 24th movie together, out of 53; making it approximately half the movies that he did with his mentor.

Palki was directed by Mahesh Kaul and SU Sunny and had the jubilee hero Rajendra Kumar as Naseem Baig acting opposite living-legend Waheeda Rehman as Mehroo.

(Poster courtesy: www.hindilinks4u.to)
(Poster courtesy: www.hindilinks4u.to)

Naseem was a poet in the movie and hence one can expect some great lyrics in the songs of the movie. Here is the list:

1. Dil-E-Betaab Ko Sine Se Lagana Hoga
Suman Kalyanpur, Mohammed Rafi Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
2. Kal Raat Zindagi Se Mulakaat Ho Gayi
Mohammed Rafi Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman
3. Dil Ki Kashti Bhanwar Mein
Lata Mangeshkar Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
4. Jaane Vaale Teraa Khuda Haafij
Lata Mangeshkar Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
5. Sadka Utariye Ke Na Lage Kahi Nazar, Chehre Se Apne Aaj To Parda Uthayiye – II
Mohammed Rafi Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman
6. Main Idhar Jaau Ya Udhar Jaau
Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Johny Whiskey, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman, Rajendra Kumar
7. Aye Shehar-e-lucknow Tujhe
Mohammed Rafi Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar
8. Mere Ghar Se Pyar Ki Palki
Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
9. Chehre Se Apne Aaj To Parda Uthayiye
Mohammed Rafi Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman
10. Mere Ghar Se Pyar Ki Palki (male)
Manna Dey Naushad Shakeel Badayuni Rajendra Kumar

I have selected three for you. The first one has been sung beautifully by Mohammad Rafi for Rajendra Kumar as Naseem Baig singing it to Rehman as Nawab Mirza for Waheeda Rehman as Mehroo or Mehrusia, Sultan’s (Johnny Walker’s) sister. It has the lehza of the old time Lucknow.

Lets listen to the best of this movie and my favourite (they don’t make songs like this anymore): Kal raat zindagi se mulakaat ho gayi….

kal raat zindagii se mulaaqaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe the magar baat ho ga_ii
kal raat zindagii …

ek husn saamane thaa qayaamat ke ruup me.n
ek Kvaab jalvaagar thaa haqiiqat ke ruup me.n
cheharaa vahii gulaab kii ra.ngat li_e hu_e
nazare.n vahii payaam-e-muhabbat li_e hu_e
zulfe.n vahii ki jaise dhu.Ndhalakaa ho shaam kaa
aa.Nkhe.n vahii jin aa.Nkho.n pe dhokhaa ho jaam kaa
kuchh der ko tasallii-e-jazbaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

dekhaa use to daaman-e-ruKsaar nam bhii thaa
vallaah usake dil ko kuchh ehasaas-e-Gam bhii thaa
the usakii hasarato.n ke Kazaane luTe hu_e
lab par ta.Dap rahe the fasaane ghuTe hu_e
kaa.NTe chubhe hu_e the sisakatii uma.ng me.n
Duubii hu_ii thii phir bhii vo vafaa_o ke ra.ng me.n
dam bhar ko Katm gardish-e-haalaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

e merii ruuh-e-ishq merii jaan-e-shaayarii
dil maanataa nahii.n ki tuu mujhase bichha.D ga_ii
maayuusiyaa.N hai.n phir bhii mere dil ko aas hai
mahasuus ho rahaa hai ke tuu mere paas hai
samajhaa_uu.N kis tarah se dil-e-beqaraar ko
vaapas kahaa.N se laa_uu.N mai.n guzarii bahaar ko
majabuur dil ke saath ba.Dii ghaat ho ga_ii
lab tharatharaa rahe …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #120

(Continuing Chronologically for the Second of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

And the last song for the day, with just two more days and 15 songs to go.

It is a qawwali sung by Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy the ever popular: Main idhar jaaun ya udhar jaayun….

bhari mehfil me chheda hai
kisi ne dil ke taro ko
mubarak ho ye jashn bekarari bekararo ko
hajaro shamme jalkar
dil ko kar deti hai diwana
aur unake bich me ghir kar
yehi kehta hai parwana
main idhar jaau ya udhar jau
main idhar jaau ya udhar jau
badi mushkil me hu ab kidhar jau
badi mushkil me hu ab kidhar jau
mai idhar jaau ya udhar jau

aaj aankho me utar aaya hai
koi tasbir-e-muhabbat bankar
aaj chilman se najar aaya hai
ek afsana hakikat bankar
jindagi mil gayi mujhko lekin
aaj bhi usse badi duri hai
aaj bhi usse badi duri hai
josh kehta hai pakad le daman
hosh kehta hai ki majburi hai
hosh kehta hai ki majburi hai

udhar hai sabar ki manjil
idhar betab yeh dil hai junun-e-shauk me
ye faisala karna bhi mushkil hai
mai idhar jau ya udhar jau
khank bankar hi kyu na bikhar jau
khank bankar hi kyu na bikhar jau
mai idhar jau ya udhar jau

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #121

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

We were taking up the songs of the 1967 movie Palki, a Mahesh Kaul, SU Sunny movie starring Rajendra Kumar and Waheeda Rehman, together with Rehman and Johnny Walker.

Out of three songs that I intended to give you from the movie, I gave you two yesterday: Kal raat zindagi se mulakaat ho gayi and a qawwali Main idhar jaayun ya udhar jaayun.

Both the song and the qawwali have the lehza of Lucknow and that’s because of the story:

“Naseem (Rajenfra Kumar) lives a poor lifestyle with his widowed mom in Lucknow, India. He is well-known for his poems, and gets invited to a contest hosted by Nawab Naseemuddin (Rehman) who has offered a reward of Rs.5000/- to the winner. Naseem does win this award, but is humiliated as his coat his torn. As a result he refuses to accept the prize money. His to-be brother-in-law Sultan (Johnny Walker), in order to hasten his sister, Mehrunisa’s (Waheeda Rehman’s) marriage to Naseem concocts a plan in which Naseem finds the reward buried in his yard. As a result, Naseem and Mehrunisa get married, but on the very night both find out Sultan’s trick, and postpone the marriage nuptials until such time they are able to return every Paisa to the Nawab. Naseem re-locates to Bombay. Shortly thereafter his money-orders start arriving and within a few years the amount to be returned is almost accumulated. Then the family receive news that there was an explosion in the shipyards where Naseem works, about 300 people are killed, and Naseem is believed to be dead in a fire that lasts for 3 days. A devastated Mehrunisa loses her mind, while Naseem’s mom decides to go on Haj. But Naseem is still alive at Bombay Hospital. When he recovers he returns to Lucknow and is told by Sultan that Mehrunisa has passed away. He goes to pray at her grave-side and this is where he sees a ghost-like apparition resembling Mehrunisa. The question remains did Naseem really see his wife’s ghost or was his tortured mind playing tricks on him?”

This song that I am going to give you now should take you back to the era when a man and woman would talk and sing to each other with adab and elegance. It has been sung by Mohammad Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur for the lead actors.

Besides the adab or tehzeeb, you would enjoy the make-do ‘telephone’ and the sharaarat in Waheeda’s eyes.

Please enjoy: Dil-e-betaab ko seene se lagaana hoga…..

r : dil-e-betaab ko siine se lagaanaa hogaa
aaj pardaa hai to kal saamane aanaa hogaa
s : aapako pyaar kaa dastuur nibhaanaa hogaa
dil jhukaayaa hai to sar ko bhii jhukaanaa hogaa

r : apanii suurat ko tu ai jaan-e-vafaa yuu.N na chhupaa
garmii-e-husn se jal jaaye na aa.Nchal teraa
lag ga_ii aag to mujh ko hii bujhaanaa hogaa
aaj pardaa hai to …

s : aaj aalam hai vo dil kaa ki bataaye na bane
paas aaye na bane duur bhii jaaye na bane
mai.N huu.N madhosh mujhe hosh me.n laanaa hogaa
dil jhukaayaa hai to …

s : aap to itane qariib aa gaye allaah, taubaa!
r : kyaa kare.n aap se Takaraa gaye, taubaa, taubaa
s : ishq in baato.n se rusvaa-e-zamaanaa hogaa
r : aaj parda hai to …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #122

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Six movies to go until the 1969 movie Beti with just 12 more songs. I am not going to give you Beti’s Mukesh song on Sonik Omi’s composition: Ye kyaa kiya re duniyawaale since I already gave that to you on the Birth Anniversary of Mukesh on 22nd July.

Lets start with the 1967 movie Noor Jehan, directed by M Sadiq, the second movie of M Sadiq for which Shakeel penned the songs, after the 1954 movie Shabaab starring Bharat Bhushan and Nutan, with the ever-enchanting song Chandan ka palna resham ki dori.

The movie starred Pradeep Kumar and Meena Kumari, Johnny Walker, Lalita Pawar, Sheikh Mukhtar and Helen.

(Pic courtesy: bombayfilm.blpogspot.com)
(Pic courtesy: bombayfilm.blpogspot.com)

This was the second and the last movie Shakeel did with Roshan after the 1965 movie Bedaag.

The movie had the following songs:

1. Aa gayaa lab pe afasaanaa\-e\-aashiqii
2. Aap jabase qariib aa_e hai.n
3. Mohabbat ho ga_ii hai mere meharabaa.N ko
4. Raat kii mahafil suunii suunii
5. Sharaabii\-sharaabii ye saawan ka mausam
6. Vo mohabbat vo wafaa_e.N kis tarah ham bhuul jaa_e.N

The first one is a beautiful duet between Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle singing for Pradeep Kumar and Meena Kumari.

As in the last movie Palki, the Urdu tehzeeb of addressing between a man and woman is very much present here too. The lyrics are out of this world; especiallu ‘Ham khud apne nahin paraaye hain’!

Please enjoy: Aap jab se kareeb aaye hain….

ra : aap jab se qariib aa_e hai.n
pyaar ke ra.ng dil pe chhaa_e hai.n

jalavaa-e-yaar hai nigaaho.n me.n
phuul bikhare hu_e hai.n raaho.n me.n
duur tak zindagii ke saa_e hai.n
aap jab se qariib …

aa : dil ne halkii sii choT khaa_ii hai
zindagii ab samajh me.n aa_ii hai
ham khud apane nahii.n paraa_e hai.n
aap jab se qariib …

ra : aapase apane dil ko haar ke ham
is qadar Kush hai.n aap hii kii qasam
jaise duniyaa ko jiit laa_e hai.n
aap jab se qariib …

aa : khair ho ishq ke fasaane kii
lag na jaa_e nazar zamaane kii
had se aage qadam ba.Dhaa_e hai.n
aap jab se qariib …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #123

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just twelve more songs to go now and soon I am going to be assailed by withdrawal symptoms!

This would rank amongst the best songs sung by Suman Kalyanpur. It is in Raag Malhar, Raag Gaur Malhar to be exact and yes, it is about sawan. Tal is Jhaptal.

The picturisation of the song and the histrionics of Meena Kumari are both superb.

Please enjoy: Sharaabi sharaabi ye sawan ka mausam….

sharaabii-sharaabii ye saawan kaa mausam
Kudaa kii qasam Kuubasuurat na hotaa
agar isame.n ra.ng-e-muhabbat na hotaa
sharaabii-sharaabii …

suhaanii-suhaanii ye koyal kii kuuke.n
uThaatii hai.n siine me.n rah-rah ke huuke.n
chhalakatii hai mastii ghane baadalo.n se
ulajhatii hai.n nazare.n hasii.N aa.Nchalo.n se
ye pura_nuur ma.nzar
ye pura_nuur ma.nzar ye ra.ngiin aalam
Kudaa kii qasam Kuubasuurat na hotaa
agar isame.n ra.ng-e-muhabbat na hotaa
sharaabii sharaabii …

gulaabii-gulaabii ye phuulo.n ke chehare
ye rimajhim ke motii ye buu.Ndo.n ke sehare
kuchh aisii bahaar aa ga_ii hai chaman me.n
ke dil kho gayaa hai isii a.njuman me.n
ye mahakii nashiilii
ye mahakii nashiilii havaao.n kaa paracham
Kudaa kii qasam Kuubasuurat na hotaa
agar isame.n ra.ng-e-muhabbat na hotaa
sharaabii sharaabii …

ye mausam salonaa ajab Gul khilaa_e
uma.nge.n ubhaare ummiide.n jagaa_e
vo betaabiyaa.N dil se Takaraa rahii.n hai.n
ke raato.n kii nii.nde.n u.Dii jaa rahii.n hai.n
ye sahar-e-jawaanii
ye sahar-e-jawaanii ye Kvaabo.n kaa aalam
Kudaa kii qasam Kuubasuurat na hotaa
agar isame.n ra.ng-e-muhabbat na hotaa
sharaabii sharaabii …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #124

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just eleven more songs to go now.

Jab “aakhri” lafz lab pe aata hai Shakeel ke liye,
Aisa lagta hai saans ruk si jaati hai,
Dil bekasi se maayus ho uthata hai,
Zubaan na jaane kyun ladhkhadaati hai,
Shayari o naghmagari aur bhi bahut suni hai lekin,
Shakeel ki hai jo hardam yaad aati hai.

You can imagine what must be happeninbg with me as we near the end! With a heavy heart I have to tell you this is the last from the movie Noor Jahan that I am giving you.

And, it is the best! It has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy: Raat ki mehfil sooni sooni…..

raat kii mahafil suunii suunii
aa.Nkhe.n puranam dil naakaam
sahame sahame aramaano.n kaa
honaa hii thaa ye a.njaam …

bhuul gaye the apanii hastii
ishq-o-vafaa ke josh me.n ham
sab kuchh khokar bebas hokar
ab aaye hai.n hosh me.n ham
pyaase rah gaye dil ke armaan
chhuuTaa saaqii TuuTaa jaam
honaa hii thaa ye a.njaam …

sar ko jahaa.N Takaraaye jaake
aisii ko_ii diivaar nahii.n
haaye rii qismat ham duniyaa me.n
pyaar ke bhii haqadaar nahii.n
dil hotaa jo apane bas me.n
lete na ham pyaar kaa naam
honaa hii thaa ye a.njaam …

raat ki mahafill suunii suunii …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #125

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just ten more songs to go now.

The 1967 SS Balan movie Aurat had Rajesh Khanna and Padmini in the lead roles, besides Feroze Khan, Pran.

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

This movie is a remake of 1966 Tamil movie Chitthi (meaning ‘step-mother’) played by Padmini in the lead role and R. Muthuraman as her younger brother. It is one of the first significant on screen roles for Rajesh Khanna, then a new comer to screen.

The movie had the following songs penned by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Ravi, the 12th and the last movie in which they were together:

1 “Humein Tumse Mohabbat Hai” Asha Bhosle
2 “Meri Gaadi Undan Khatola” Mohammed Rafi
3 “Nari Jeevan” Lata Mangeshkar
4 “Nari Jeevan -v2” Lata Mangeshkar
5 “Nindiya Ki Nagri” Lata Mangeshkar
6 “Shola Ulfat Ka” Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhosle
7 “Yeh Kaun Hai” Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor

Lets listen to the first song picturised on Nazima. The best part is that in order to express her love for Rajesh Khanna, she isn’t singing but plays a record!

Please enjoy: Hamen tumase muhabbat hai magar ham keh nahin sakate……

hame tumse mohabbat hai
magar hum kah nahi sakte
hame tumse mohabbat hai
magar hum kah nahi sakte
juba par ek hakikat hai
magar hum kah nahi sakte
hame tumse mohabbat hai

kabhi hasrat kabhi arman
kabhi dhadkan kabhi uljhan
ajab is dil ki halat hai
magar hum keh nahi sakte
hame tumse mohabbat hai

hamara hale dil sunne ko
tum bechain baithe ho
hamara hale dil sunne ko
tum bechain baithe ho
hame kahne ki fursat hai
magar hum kah nahi sakte
hame tumse mohabbat hai

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #126

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just nine more songs to go now from four movies.

We enter the year 1968 and the year had three movies for which Shakeel wrote the songs: Sunghursh, Baazi and Aadmi.

Sunghursh was a movie directed by Harnam Singh Rawail. Now who was Harnam? Forgotten so soon? He was the one who directed 1963 movie Mere Mehboob.

What a coincidence that we have come to this movie today, one week after the death of Mahasweta Devi, since the movie is based on a short story Layli Asmaner Ayna in Bengali written by her. The story is about vendetta within a thuggee cult in Varanasi. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Sanjeev Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Jayant, Deven Verma, Durga Khote and Iftekhar.

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Since I have written a lot about the Best Hindi songs having the quartet of Shakeel, Naushad, Rafi and Dilip Kumar together, this was the second last movie of them being together.

Here is the list of songs in the movie:

1. “Chhedo Na Dil Ki Baat” Lata Mangeshkar 03:43
2. “Ishq Diwana” Mohammad Rafi 03:59
3. “Tasveer-E-Mohabbat” Asha Bhosle 04:15
4. “Mere Paas Aao Nazar To Milao” Lata Mangeshkar 03:36
5. “Mere Pairon Mein Ghunghroo” Mohammad Rafi 04:53
6. “Agar Yeh Husn Mera” Lata Mangeshkar 04:55
7. “Jab Dil Se Dil” Mohammad Rafi 04:20

I have decided to give you three of these.

Lets start with this dancing number of Dilip Kumar that would remind you of the Gunga Jamuna dance he did seven years ago: Nain lad jai hai to.

Like with Nain kad jai hai to, it has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

Please enjoy: Mere pairon mein ghungru bandha de to phir meri chaal dekh le….

dil paayaa alabelaa mai.n ne
tabiiyat merii ra.ngiilii
haay
aaj khushii me.n mai.n ne bha_iyya
tho.Dii sii bha.ng pii lii

mere pairo.n me.n, haay, mere pairo.n me.n ghu.Ngharuu ba.ndhaa de
to phir merii chaal dekh le

zaraa jam ke bha_iyyaa

mohe laalii chunar, mohe laalii chunariyaa o.Dhaa de
to phir merii chaal dekh le
mere pairo.n me.n …

kyaa chaal hai torii?
zaraa jhuum le gorii
a-haa, vaah

haale Dole kisii kii nathanii
jhuume kisii kaa juhmakaa
har paarii dil thaam le apanaa
aisaa lagaa_uu.N Thumakaa

kaise bhalaa?
aise Di.ng ka TikaT phur.r ka TikaT aa

jab ho kisii kii byaah sagaa_ii
merii javaanii le a.nga.Daa_ii
koii merii bhii shaadii karaa de
to phir merii chaal dekh le
mere pairo.n me.n …

koii ghuu.NghaT vaali mere
dil pe chalaaye chhuriyaa.N
koii naino.n vaalii chho.De
naino.n se phuljha.Diyaa.N
ruup hai laakho.n aur ik dil hai
aape me.n rahanaa bhii mushkil hai
koii akhiyo.n se daaruu pilaa de
to phir merii chaal dekh le

zaraa nain milaa ke
zaraa dil lagaa ke!

ek najar se dil bharamaaye
duujii se le jaaye
tiikhii najar tuu aisii maare
jo dekhe luT jaaye
saarii duniyaa tujhape diivaanii
mai.n bhii to dekhuu.N terii javaanii
zaraa mukha.De se ghu.NghaTaa haTaa de
to phir merii chaal dekh le
mohe laalii chunar …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #127

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just eight more songs to go now from four movies.

Lets take the next song from the 1968 movie Sunghursh, a song that Naushad composed in Raag Bhairavi.

The lyrics are as exquisite as the composition of the pair who made the hit movie Gunga Jamuna seven years before: Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.

Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Please enjoy: Mere paas aao nazar to milaao…..

mere paas ao nazar to milao
mere paas ao nazar to milao
in ankho me tumko jawani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao
suno to zara dhadkane mere dil ki
inhi me tumhari kahani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao

mere thartharate huye in labo par
tumhara hi koyi tarana milega
meri bahki nazro me
meri bahki nazro me khoyi huyi si
tumhari hi koyi nishani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao
suno to zara dhadkane mere dil ki
inhi me tumhari kahani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao

chalo aaj tumko
chalo aaj tumko gale se laga lu
tumhare liye har qasam tod dalu
kare jo sitam ha
kare jo sitam vo haseen aur honge
yaha husn ki meharbani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao

muhabbat ki baho me akar to dekho
kaleje pe mujhko lagakar to dekho
machalta sisakta
machalta sisakta hua dil milega
tadapti huyi zindgani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao
suno to zara dhadkane mere dil ki
inhi me tumhari kahani milegi
mere paas ao nazar to milao

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #128

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just seven more songs to go now from four movies.

I hate to use the word ‘last’ pertaining to anything to do with Shakeel Badayuni. However, here is the last song that I have planned to give you from the 1968 movie Sunghursh.

Sunghursh had only solo numbers as you must have seen in the list that I gave you in the beginning. This has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

Please enjoy: Ishq deewana husn bhi ghayal….

ishq divana husn bhi ghayal
ishq divana husn bhi ghayal
donon taraf ik dard-e-jigar hai
dil ki tadap ka hal na puuchho
dil ki tadap ka hal na puuchho
jitani idhar hai utani udhar hai, ishq divana

apane fasane dil ke tarane
ya tum samajho ya ham jane
tumako hamare dil ka pata hai
hamako tumhare dil ki kabar hai
ishq divana husn bhi ghayal, ishq divana

bikhari zulfe anchal dhalaka
lab pe tabassu halka halka
pyar me ham to khoye hai lekin
aaj tumhe bhi hosh kidhar hai
dil ki tadap ka hal na puchho
dil ki tadap ka hal na puchho
jitani idhar hai utani udhar hai, ishq divana

chand-sitare shok nazare
lutna le sab ruup tumare
husn ko rakhana sabse bacha ke
dekho tumhin pe sabaki nazar hai
ishq divana husn bhi ghayal
ishq divana husn bhi ghayal
dono taraf ik dard-e-jigar hai
dil ki tadap ka hal na puuchho
dil ki tadap ka hal na puuchho
jitani idhar hai utani udhar hai, ishq divana

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #129

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just six more songs to go now from three movies: Baazi, Aadmi and Beti, other than the 1969 movie Beti Mukesh song that I have already given you on Mukesh’s birth anniversary on 22nd Jul.

Baazi was a unique movie in that for the first and the last time Kalyanji Anandji paired with Shakeel Badayuni.

It was a movie directed by Moni Bhattacharya and starred Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Mehmood, Johnny Walker, Helen, Keshto Mukherjee and Chand Usmani.

baazi 1968

It had the following songs:

1 “Dil Toota Roye Naina” Asha Bhosle
2 “Ek Anar Do Bimar” Manna Dey
3 “Main Hasina Nazneena” Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
4 “Aa Mere Gale Lag Ja” Lata Mangeshkar
5 “Pyar Ki Baaten Hamko Na Samjhao” Asha Bhosle

I have kept this song especially for you since it has the two sisters: Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle singing for the dancing duo on stage: Waheeda Rehman and Helen, in competition with each other.

Please enjoy: Main haseena nazneena koi mujhasa nahin….

mai hasina naznena mai hasina naznena
koi mujhsa nahi koi mujhsa nahi nahi
mai samina mah jabina mai samina mah jabina
mujhme kya kya nahi mujhme kya kya nahi nahi

mai kayamat ki pahchan hu ek biijli or tufan hu
mai mohabbat hu iman hu ek ashik ka arman hu
jo mere paas aye sukune dil paye
fir jaye na wo kahi kahi mai hasina naznena
koi mujhsa nahi koi mujhsa nahi nahi

mai hasu to chaman bhi khile pyar ki jindagi bhi mile
mai jalu to patanga jale maut mere kahe par chale
nigaho se mai khelu are jisko bhi mai dekhu
wo jaan dede wahi wahi mai samina mah jabina
mujhme kya kya nahi mujhme kya kya nahi nahi

pyar ki mai hu ek dasta mere dam se hai dunia jawa
mai nahi to bahare kaha mere bas me hai sara jaha
mai hu shola mai hu shabnam
mai hu nagma mai hu sargam
haar chuke hai mere aage ye chand or sitare
ye asma ye zami mai hasina mai shamina
koi mujhsa nahi mujhme kya kya nahi nahi
mai hasina mai shamina koi mujhsa nahi
mujhme kya kya nahi nahi

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #130

(Continuing Chronologically for the Third of Four Days after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Just five more songs to go now from last two movies: Aadmi and Beti, other than the 1969 movie Beti Mukesh song that I have already given you on Mukesh’s birth anniversary on 22nd Jul.

Aadmi 1968 was the last time in the history of Hindi cinema when we saw the best quartet in movies together: Shakeel Badayuni as lyricist, Naushad as Music Director, Mohammad Rafi as Singer and Dilip Kumar as Actor.

The film stars Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal and Pran; and was directed by A Bhimsingh.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, do you remember that last scene in the 1975 movie Sholay when Sanjeev Kumar as Thakur tells Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh: Tere liye to mere pair hi bahut hain.

Well, Aadmi had Dilip Kumar on the wheel-chair and he acted so superbly that the bozo Manoj Kumar would have wanted to be in a coffin.

The movie had the following songs:

1.Aaj purani raahon se – Mohammad Rafi
2. Kal ke sapne aaj bhi – Lata Mangeshkar
3. Kaisi Haseen Aaj – Mohammad Rafi and Talat Mahmood
4. Kaari badariya – Lata
5. Mein tooti hui ek naiya – Mohammad Rafi
6. Na aadmi ka koi bharsa – Mohammad Rafi

I have decided to give you four songs from the movie. Lets take the first song and then we shall have remaining three tomorrow.

Please enjoy: Aaj puraani raahin se koi mujhe awaaz na de….

aaj puraanii raaho.n se, koI mujhe aavaaz na de
dard me.n Duube giit na de, gam kaa sisakataa saaz na de

biite dino.n kii yaad thii jiname.n, mai.n vo taraane bhuul chukaa
aaj na_ii ma.nzil hai merii, kal ke Thikaane bhuul chukaa
na vo dil na sanam, na vo diin-dharam
ab duur huu.N saare gunaaho.n se

jiivan badalaa duniyaa badalii, man ko anokhaa GYaan milaa
aaj mujhe apane hii dil me.n, ek nayaa inasaan milaa
pahu.Nchaa huu.N vahaa.N, nahii.n duur jahaa.N, bhagavaan kii nek nigaaho.n se

TuuT chuke sab pyaar ke ba.ndhan, aaj koii za.njiir nahii.n
shiishaa-e-dil me.n aramaano.n kii, aaj koii tasviir nahii.n
ab shaad huu.N mai.n, aazaad huu.N mai.n, kuchh kaam nahii.n hai aaho.n se

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #131

(Continuing Chronologically for the last day (Fourth Day) after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

We had taken up just one song of the 1968 A Bhimsingh movie Aadmi starring Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar and Waheeda Rehman; the movie being the 26th movie of Shakeel pairing with his mentor Naushad Ali.

By the time Shakeel was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and he was put up in a sanatorium in Panchgani, Naushad started paying him ten times the fees for his songs so as to help him get over his situation.

Shakeel succumbed to TB on 20th April 1970. This was therefore the last movie in which Shakeel, Naushad, Rafi and Dilip Kumar were together, the quartet who made the best songs in Hindi movies.

We took up Aadmi’s Aaj puraani raahon se koi mujhe awaaz na de.

Aadmi was a remake of Tamil film Alayamani starring Sivaji Ganesan. The story:

“Rajesh (Dilip Kumar) is orphaned at a very young age and comes from a very wealthy and noble family, but is very insecure. His childhood sweetheart Meena tragically dies and Rajesh substitutes her with a doll. When he finds that another young boy has touched the doll, he starts a fight with him, and ends up murdering him. Years later, Rajesh, now a grown man, still has the doll in his closet and he has now fallen in love with a woman named Meena (Waheeda Rehman). He becomes engaged to her after the approval of his best friend, Dr. Shekhar (Manoj Kumar). However, Rajesh and Meena have an automobile accident, in which Rajesh becomes paralysed and uses a wheelchair. It is then that Rajesh finds out that Shekhar and Meena are having an affair. His old murderous and possessive hatred surfaces again and his best friend Shekhar’s life is in danger”

Here is a song that both the friends sing for the same woman: Waheeda Rehman as Meena; Rafi for Dilip Kumar and Talat Mehmood for Manoj Kumar.

Please enjoy: Kaisi haseen aaj baharon ki raat hai….

ra: kaisii hasiin aaj bahaaro.n kii raat hai
ek chaa.Nd aasamaa.n pe hai ek mere saath hai

ma : dene vale tuu ne to koii kamii na kii
ab kis ko kyaa milaa ye muqaddar kii baat hai

ra : chhaaya hai husn-o-ishq pe ek ra.ng-e-beKudii
aate hai.n zi.ndagii me.n ye aalam kabhii kabhii
har Gham bhuul jaao khuushii kii baaraat hai
ek chaa.Nd aasamaa.n pe hai ek mere saath hai

ma : aaii hai vo bahaar ki naGame ubal pa.De
aisii khuushii hai ki aa.Nsuu nikal pa.De
ho.nTho.n pe hai.n duaae.n magar dil pe haath hai
ab kis ko kyaa milaa ye muqaddar kii baat hai

ra : mastii simaT ke pyaar ke gulashan me.n aa gaii
ma : merii khuushii bhii aap ke daaman me.n aa gaii
bha.Nvaraa kalii se duur nahii.n saath saath hai

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #132

(Continuing Chronologically for the last day (Fourth Day) after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

In his previous film Sunghursh in the same year, Naushad Ali received the criticism that though he had tried to compose the songs as suited for the Avadh region wherein Banares, the venue of the movie was, he hadn’t done as much justice to the songs as he normally did.

He made up in a huge manner in Aadmi and was back to his usual excellence.

The third song of the movie is a solo by Lata Mangeshkar singing for Waheeda Rehman.

Please enjoy: kal ke sapane aaj bhi aana….

kal ke sapane aaj bhii aanaa
priitam ko bhii saath me.n laanaa
kal ke sapane …

aaj bhii din hai madhur suhaanaa baaj rahii hai man kii baa.Nsuriyaa
naino.n ke taT pe prem ke path pe lauT ke ab to aajaa saa.Nvariyaa
mai.n bhii sunaa_uu.N dil kaa taraanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

jhuumate baadal gaate jharane aaj kisii ko Dhuu.NDh rahe hai.n
mai.n to ye jaanuu.N saare nazaare sajanaa tumako Dhuu.NDh rahe hai.n
aaj mujhe bhii daras dikhaanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

merii nagariyaa aa more rasiyaa Dagar-Dagar mai.n a.Nkhiyaa.N bichhaa_uu.N
dil me.n biThaa ke nain milaa ke janam-janam kii pyaas bujhaa_uu.N
tohe sikhaa_uu.N priit nibhaanaa -2
kal ke sapane …

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #133

(Continuing Chronologically for the last day (Fourth Day) after Reaching the Mark of 100 in Countdown to His Birth Centenary)

Last song of the movie Aadmi is last of an era of Shakeel, Naushad, Rafi and Dilip Kumar.

After Na milata gham to barbaadi ke afsane kahan jaate of 1954 movie Amar, this is the most ironical song penned by Shakeel. Therefore, after all these years, he didn’t leave irony. Nor did irony leave him.

In his most famous ghazal sung by Begum Akhtar, it is this irony that gave vent to the famous couplet:

“Jab hua zikr zamaane mein mohabbat ka, Shakeel,
Mujhako apne dil-e-nakaam pe rona aaya”.

As if his own life was reflected in this last song he portrayed similar irony when he wrote:

“Na aadmi ka koi bharosa, na dosti ka koi thikaana,
Wafa ka badla hai bewafai, ajanb zamaana hai ye zamaana”.

teri mohabbat pe shak nahi hai
teri wafao ko maanta hu
magar tujhe kiski aarju hai
main ye hakikat bhi jaanta hu

na aadami ka koyi bharosa
na dosti ka koyi thikana
wafaa kaa badalaa hain bewafayi
ajab jamana hain yeh jamana
na aadami ka koyi bharosa

naa husn me ab woh dilakashee hai
naa ishk me ab woh jindagi hai
jidhar nigaahe uthake dekho
sitam hain dhokhaa hain berukhi hai
badal gaye jindagee ke nagame
bikhar gayaa pyaar kaa tarana
badal gaye jindagee ke nagame
bikhar gayaa pyaar kaa tarana
na aadami ka koyi bharosa

dawa ka badale me jeher de do
utaar do mere dil me khanjar
lahu se sincha tha jis chaman ko
uge hain shole ussi ke andar
mere hee ghar ke charaag ne khud
jala diya mera aashiyana
mere hee ghar ke charaag ne khud
jala diya mera aashiyana
na aadami ka koyi bharosa
na dosti ka koyi thikana
wafaa kaa badalaa hain bewafayi
ajab jamana hain yeh jamana

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #134
Last movie, Last song

He gave songs for Aurat, he wrote songs for Aadmi. He wrote songs for Mother India, he wrote for Beti!

Beti, 1969 was directed by Harmesh Malhotra and was the first and the only movie in which his lyrics were composed into songs by Sonik-Omi.

The movie starred Nanda as Sudha Verma who wanted to be ideal daughter or Beti for her parents Kishore Sahu (Mr. Verma) and Kamini Kaushal (Mrs. Verma). Unfortunately, her mother passes away and her father remarries Kamla (Shyama) who has no interest in the welfare of her daughter who has started loving Dr Rajesh (Sanjay Khan).

(Poster courtesy: www.dmasti.pk)
(Poster courtesy: www.dmasti.pk)

The movie had the following songs:

1. Aaja Nindiya Suhani
2. Hasin Zulfo Ka Rang De Do
3. Shyam Dhun Lagi Hari Nam Dhun Lagi
4. Lehnga Manga De Mere Babu
5. Yeh Kya Kiya Re Duniyawale
6. Ek Mithi Nazar Phul Barsa Gayi
7. Mere Mehboob Tu Mujhako

We took up Mukesh’s Ye kya kiya re duniyawale on his birth anniversary on 22 July. A similar song in the movie has been sung by Rafi too. I didn’t give you the title song of Mere Mehboob.

But, here is another mere mehboob song.

Please enjoy: Mere mehboob tu mujhako na bana aur deewana….

mera karar hai tu meri jindagi hi tu hai
na koi gair hu mai na ajnabi hi tu hai
mere mahbub tu mujhko na bana or diwana
mere mahbub tu mujhko na bana or diwana
tu wahi meri shama hai mai wahi tera parwana
mere mahbub tu mujhko

pyar ka rishta koi na jane mai samjhu ya tu pahchane
pyar ka rishta koi na jane mai samjhu ya tu pahchane
humne gujari thi bahare kabhi milke
yad karo wo jamana mere mahbub tu mujhko
na bana or diwana mere mahbub tu mujhko

dekh wo meri pichli wafaye aankho se teri chalki jaye
dekh wo meri pichli wafaye aankho se teri chalki jaye
khel nahi hai rok lena dil ka tufan ye bhi na tune jana
mere mahbub tu mujhko na bana or diwana
mere mahbub tu mujhko

pyar me apne mujhko yaki hai
manu mai kaise tu wo nahi hai
pyar me apne mujhko yaki hai
manu mai kaise tu wo nahi hai
meri hi yade hai chupaye dil ye tera lakh bane anjana
mere mahbub tu mujhko na bana or diwana
tu wahi meri shama hai mai wahi tera parwana
mere mahbub tu mujhko

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Centenary
03 August

Song #135
Epilogue

It has been five weeks since I started this tribute to Shakeel Badayuni for his Birth Centenary on 03 August.

Now in the end, I feel similar to sitting on the sea-shore, watching and listening to sea-waves splashing against rocks; and then suddenly it becomes quite. Suddenly you find that the rocks are still there but the sea has receded. But, still, somewhere, you hear the sea hitting the rocks, you still sea the frothing water rise and fall, you still hear the crescendo as one wave after the other rises and falls.

That’s Shakeel for me.

As long as his songs, his ghazals and nazms are there, I can hear the sea again and again and again. It is quiet now; but, I know it would rise again!

Some of you who are avid fans of Shakeel Badayuni, like I am, would have noticed that I left out an early important movie in his career. It wasn’t oversight; it was deliberate. It was to end with a song that he wrote about his and every living person’s insignificance in this world. It has some of the best lines that he ever wrote.

Ah, now, you would know, how clever I have been in keeping this song to the end!

It is a song from the 1948 movie Mela, directed by SU Sunny and starring Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Jeevan, and Rehman.

It had his mentor Naushad’s music and the following songs:

1 “Ye Zindagi Ke Mele, Duniyaa Men Kam Na Honge” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Gaye Ja Geet Milan Ke Tu Apni Lagan Ke” Mukesh
3 “Phir Aah Dil Se Nikli, Shaayad Woh Ja Rahe Hain” Zohrabai Ambalewali
4 “Dharti Ko Aakash Pukaare” Mukesh, Shamshad Begum
5 “Mera Dil Todne Wale Mere Dil Ki Dua Lena” Mukesh, Shamshad Begum
6 “Aayi Sawan Ritu Aayi Sajan Mora Dole Hai Man” Mukesh, Shamshad Begum
7 “Main Bhanwra Tu Hai Phool” Mukesh, Shamshad Begum
8 “Mohan Ki Muraliya Baaje” Shamshad Begum
9 “Dharti Ko Aakash Pukare” Shamshad Begum
10 “Taqdeer Bani Ban Kar Bigadi” Shamshad Begum
11 “Pardes Balam Tum Jaaoge” Shamshad Begum
12 “Garibo Par Jo Hoti Hai” Shamshad Begum

I have to end with that era, ladies and gentlemen, and not with the era when he was about to die.

In 1948, Mohammad Rafi hadn’t come in with Shakeel in any big manner. Indeed, Dulari was an year away with Suhaani raat dhal chuki. Most of Shakeel’s songs for male voice used to be sung by Mukesh. Rafi sang this one when the credits of the movie appeared in the beginning and it was picturised on a wandering minstrel and not on any highly recognised actor.

The world shall go on without us after we are gone; just as it did without Shakeel himself.

Naushad composed it in Raag Bhairavi, Tal Dadra.

As the sea recedes and the waters no longer hit the rocks, please enjoy: Yeh zindagi ke mele, duniya mein kam na honge, afsos hum na honge…..

(ye zi.ndagii ke mele – 2), duniyaa me.n kam na ho.nge
afasos ham na ho.nge

ik din pa.Degaa jaanaa, kyaa vaqt, kyaa zamaanaa
koii na saath degaa, sab kuchh yahii.n rahegaa
jaae.nge ham akele, ye zi.ndagii …

duniyaa hai mauj-e-dariyaa, qatare kii zi.ndagii kyaa
paanii me.n mil ke paanii, a.njaam ye ke paanii
dam bhar ko saa.ns le le, ye zi.ndagii …

ho.ngii yahii bahaare.n, ulfat kii yaadagaare.n
biga.Degii aur chalegii, duniyaa yahii rahegii
ho.nge yahii jhamele, ye zi.ndagii …

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