THE BEST SONGS OF RAJENDRA KRISHAN, THE RICHEST LYRICIST

I am a lyrical man; words of the songs are often the most important part of the songs for me. Indeed, on the Facebook I have a page titled ‘Lyrical’ to honour and pay tribute to various lyricists. I have several (almost a dozen) posts on  my blog on my favourite lyricist and poet Shakeel Badayuni. The following posts about Rajendra Krishan have been reconstructed from the same page. Rajendra Krishan was considered the richest lyricist, writer and poet not only because he won a jackpot of Rupees 46 Lakhs in horse-racing.

Song #1
Mujhase mat poochh tere ishq mein kyaa rakha hai….

The era in which Shakeel Badayuni was active, belonged to Lyricists. Since the success of the movies’ success primarily depended upon their songs, and since songs were appreciated for their lyrics, the Lyricists were centre stage. One such lyricist of that era was Rajinder Krishan (he preferred to write his name with these spellings though his titles used various combos, the most frequent being Rajendra Krishan). I think of him as ‘Simla boy’ (my home station) since although he was born in Jalalapur Jatan (that part of Gujarat, which is now in Pakistan), his boyhood and early manhood was spent in Simla where he was a clerk in the elctricity department.

Rajendra Krishan1

I share another interesting thing with him, in that a quarter of century later after he was born, I too was born on the 6th of June!

Even before I was born, he left Simla (now Shimla) and came to Bombay (now Mumbai) to try his luck in the Hindi film industry that had shifted there from Calcutta (now Kolkata).

One of the first music directors that he was associated with as Lyricist (initially, he tried his hand as a screenwriter) was C Ramchandra.

The movie from which I have taken this song to tell you about matching lyrics with Shakeel Badayuni was the 1953 movie Anarkali (earlier he wrote lyrics for the songs of Amar Kahani (1949; with MD Husanlal Bhagatram), Albela (1951; with C Ramchandra), Araam (1951; with Anil Biswas) and Ladki (1953; with R. Sudarsanam and Dhaniram).

Ananrkali was his second movie with C Ramchandra. Initially the MD was Vasant Prakash and after his death C Ramchandra took over. Its 11 songs were penned by four lyricist: Rajinder Krishan penned four of them and the others were by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri and Jaan Nisar Akhtar (Jawed Akhtar’s father).

Some of you would tell me that Rajinder Krishan’s best lyrics are to be found in Adaalat (1958) and Jahan Ara (1964). But, those we shall come to later. Lets get on with 1953 movie Anarkali.

The story is thew same as that of Mughal-e-Azam (which came later) and hence I shall not repeat that. Pradeep Kumar acted as Prince Salim, Bina Rai as the courtesan Anarkali in the court of Emperor Akbar and Noor Jahan as Nur Jehan.

I feel that Rajinder Krishan excelled in the lyrics of this song in the very early stages of his career. The third stanza is so exquisite that at least I am rendered speechless with its simple beauty.

One more thing. Seven years later, Shakeel and Naushad created the songs of Mughal-e-Azam and they became iconic. However, Anarkali songs are as fondly remembered as of Mughal-e-Azam.

Please enjoy: Mujhase mat poochh tere ishq mein kyaa rakha hai….

dil kii lagii hai kyaa, ye kabhii dil lagaake dekh
aa.Nsuu bahaake dekh kabhii muskaraake dekh
paravaanaa jal rahaa hai magar jal rahaa hai kyaa
ye raaz jaananaa hai to khud ko jalaake dekh

mujh se mat puuchh mere ishq me.n kyA rakhaa hai
ek sholaa hai jo siine me.n chhuupaa rakhaa hai

daag-e-dil daag-e-jigar daag-e-tamannaa lekar (2)
mai.n ne viiraan bahaaro.n ko sajaa rakhaa hai
mujh se mat puuchh

hai zamaanaa jise betaab miTaane ke liye (2)
mai.nne us yaad ko siine se lagaa rakhaa hai
mujh se mat puuchh

bhUlanevaale tujhe dard-e-muhabbat kii kasam (2)
mai.n ne is dard me.n duniyA ko bhulaa rakh hai
mujh se mat puuchh

Song #2
Shola jo bhadke…

The 1951 movie Albela was another one in which Rajinder Krishan paired with C Ramchandra to make some very memorable songs. The movie was written and directed by Bhagwan Dada who became famous for his moonwalk style of dancing in the movie. Geeta Bali acted opposite him. Two years after its Hindi release The film was later dubbed in Tamil as Nalla Pillai in 1953.

(Pic courtesy: wbmallindia)

Rajinder Krishan and C Ramchandra created the following songs:

1 Dil Dhadke Nazar Sharmaye Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishan 03:07
2 Dheere Se Aaja Ri Ankhiyon Mein Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:21
3 Shola Jo Bhadke Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:31
4 Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:42
5 Balma Bada Nadan Hai Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishan 02:57
6 Deewana Parwana Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 04:58
7 Bholi Soorat Dil Ke Khote Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:54
8 Devta Mana Aur Pooja Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishan 03:35
9 Qismat Ki Hawa Kabhi Naram Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:53
10 Haseenon Se Muhabbat Ka Bura Anjaam Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 02:59
11 Diwana Aagaya Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammed Rafi Rajinder Krishan 03:07
12 Teri Yaad Ne Mara Lata Mangeshkar & Chitalkar Rajinder Krishan 03:44

All songs of the movie became very popular. Shola jo bhadke was the most popular and has been recently remixed with Vidya Balan.

Please enjoy: Shola jo bhadke…..

Sholaa jo bha.Dake dil meraa dha.Dake
dard javaanii kaa sataae ba.Dh-ba.Dh ke

mahakii havaae.n bahake kadam mere
aise me.n thaam lo aa ke balam more
pattaa bhii kha.Dake to bijalii sii ka.Dake, dard …

pyaar ko mere kisane pukaaraa
dil me.n utar gayaa kisakaa ishaaraa
yaad ye kisakii laa_I paka.D ke, dard …

dekhaa jo tumako dard huaa kam
ab to na ho.nge tumase judaa ham

Song #3
Chup chup khade ho

Badi Behan was only his second movie, after Amar Kahani, for which he wrote songs. He shared credit for writing songs for the movie with Qamar Jalalabadi; he wrote 5 of the 8 songs. Whilst Qamar penned Woh pass rahen ya door rahen, Rajinder too penned some really beautiful numbers. Husnlal Bhagatram, Hindi movies’ first music duo, composed the songs.

Husnlal Bhagatram, Hindi movies’ first music duo (Pic courtesy: Bollywooddirect)

Have a look a the list of the songs:

1 Ho Likhnewale Ne Likh Di Suraiya Rajinder Krishna
2 Bigdi Bananewale Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi
3 Chup Chup Khade Ho Lata Mangeshkar & Premlata Rajinder Krishna
4 Woh Paas Rahe Ya Door Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi
5 Mohabbat Ke Dhoke Mein Mohd. Rafi Rajinder Krishna
6 Jo Dil Mein Khushi Ban Kar Aai Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishna
7 Chale Jana Nahin Lata Mangeshkar Rajinder Krishna
8 Tum Mujh Ko Bhool Jao Suraiya Qamar Jalalabadi

Please enjoy a very popular song of our days sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Premlata: Chup chup khade ho zaroor koi baat hai….

Chup-chup kha.De ho zarUr koI bAt hai
pahalI mulAqAt hai jI pahalI mulAqAt hai – 2
chup-chup kha.De ho …

(sAjan kI bAt par, gussA jo A gayA
zulfo.n kA bAdal, gAlo.n pe chhA gayA – 2 ) – 2
abhI-abhI din thA abhI-abhI rAt hai – 2
pahalI mulAqAt hai jI pahalI mulAqAt hai – 2
chup-chup kha.De ho …

(pahalI mulAqAt me.n, bAt aisI ho gaI
rAjA bhI kho gayA, (rAnI bhI kho gaI – 2 )) – 2
dono ko na patA chalA maze kI ye bAt hai – 2
pahalI mulAqAt hai jI pahalI mulAqAt hai – 2
chup-chup kha.De ho …

Song #4
Remembering Sadhana on Her Birth Anniversary
Love ka matlab hai pyaar….

Sadhana had left us on the Christmas morning of 2015. I started giving you these songs yesterday, 01 Sep 16; and today, 02 Sep happens to be her first birth anniversary after her demise. Today, I shall give you three songs of Sadhana penned by Rajinder Krishan.

As luck would have it, Rajinder Krishan penned the songs for Sadhana’s debut movie in 1960: Love in Simla (the place where Rajinder Krishan was working as a clerk before going to Bombay to join Hindi movies) that was produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and hence starred his son Joy Mukherjee in the lead role. The movie was directed by RK Nayyar. He and Sadhana fell in love during the making of the movie and married thereafter.

Sadhana’s wedding picture with Ram Krishan Nayyar (Pic courtesy: cineplot.com)

Iqbal Qureshi composed the songs:

  1. “A Be Baby A A Ji” – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
  2. “Alif Zabar Aaa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O” – Mohammed Rafi, Sudha Malhotra
  3. “Dar Pe Aaye Hain” – Mukesh
  4. “Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar” – Mohammed Rafi
  5. “Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar v2” – Mohammed Rafi
  6. “Gaal Gulabi Kiske Hai” – Mohammed Rafi
  7. “Hasinon Ki Sawari Hai” – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  8. “Husnwale Wafa Nahi Karte” – Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum
  9. “Kiya Hai Dilruba Pyar Bhi Kabhi” – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  10. “Love Ka Matlab Hai Pyar” – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  11. “Muskuraye Khet Payse Tarse Tarse” – Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  12. “Wo Zindagi Ke Raaste” – Mohammed Rafi
Iqbal Qureshi with Mohammad Rafi

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle sing for Joy Mukherjee and Sadhana respectively: Love ka matlab hai pyaar….

l o v e love, love## kaa matalab hai pyaar
pyaar dilo.n kaa qaraar -2

baat ek nazar kii khel ek adaa kaa
gul khilaane vaalaa pyaar jho.nkaa havaa kaa
dil milaakar dil se dekho kyaa hai ra.ng-e-bahaar -2
##love## kaa matalab hai …

ek ha.Nsii ho.nTho.n pe ik hayaa aa.Nkho.n me.n
jo vafaa na ho to ye dil do gha.Dii kaa khumaar
##love## kaa matalab hai …

Kuubasuurat baate.n aur khud bhii hasii.n ho
tum bhii saare jahaa.N me.n kisii se kam nahii.n ho
husn dhokhaa aa.Nkh kaa hai aise dhokhe hazaar -2
##love## kaa matalab hai …

Song #5
Remembering Sadhana on Her Birth Anniversary
Main to tum sang nain milake….

Sadhana was established as a fine actress in her debut film itself that had songs penned by Rajinder Krishan. Two years later Rajinder Krishan repeated the magic for her 1962 movie Manmauji that starred Kishore Kumar opposite her. Rajinder Krishan paired with Madan Mohan, a pairing that created some of the best songs of Lata Mangeshkar. It is also a fact that some of Lata’s best songs have been lip-synced by Sadhana.

Rajinder Krishan always preferred to be low-profile. Here is a rare picture of his with Sadhana

Here is the list of songs created by Rajinder Krishan and Madan Mohan:

1 Mai Toh Tum Sang Nain Milake Lata Mangeshkar 03:31
2 Chanda Ja, Chanda Ja Re Ja Lata Mangeshkar 03:24
3 Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai Kishore Kumar 04:25
4 Ek Thaa Abdul Rahamaan Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 04:10
5 Murge Ne Jhooth Bola (Kamal Barot) Kamal Barot 03:07
6 Aaya Hai Kahan Se Pee Ke Lata Mangeshkar 03:31
7 Buraa Lagataa Hai Kishore Kumar 03:27
8 Murge Ne Jhooth Bola (Asha Bhosle) Asha Bhosle 01:36

The song Main to tum sang nain milake is one of the top songs of Lata for Sadhana, the top most being O sajana barkha bahaar aayi for the movie Parakh that was penned by Shailendra and composed by Salil Chowdhury.

Please enjoy: Main to tum sang nain milake….

mai.n to tum sa.ng, nain milA ke
hAr gaI sajanA, ho, hAr gaI sajanA
mai.n to tum sa.ng, nain milA ke
hAr gaI sajanA, ho, hAr gaI sajanA

kyU.N jhUThe se prIt lagAI – 2
kyU.N chhaliye ko mIt banAyA
kyU.N A.ndhI me.n dIp jalAyA
mai.n to tum sa.ng …

sapane me.n jo bAG lagAe
nI.nd khulI to vIrAne the
ham bhI kitane dIvAne the
mai.n to tum sa.ng …

nA milatI.n ye bairan a.NkhiyA.n
chain na jAtA dil bhI ne rotA
kAsh kisI se pyAr na hotA
mai.n to tum sa.ng …

Song #6
Remembering Sadhana on Her Birth Anniversary
Chanda ja, Chanda ja re ja….

The 1962 movie Manmauji that starred Sadhana and Kishore Kumar had another Lata Mangeshkar song that was penned by Rajinder Krishan and composed by Madan Mohan.

Rajinder Krishan, Madan Mohan and Lata Mngeshkar (pic courtesy: cinestaan.com)

Please enjoy: Chanda ja, Chanda ja re ja…

laa laa laa laa laa laa
chandaa jaa chandaa jaa re jaa re -2
kaahe aayaa hai akelaa tujhe maanuu.N alabelaa
mere piyaa ko bhii sa.ng le aa

chandaa jaa …

aa tujhako pahachaan bataa duu.N vo lagataa hai kaisaa
nadiyaa me.n mukh dekh le apanaa vo bhii hogaa waisaa
vo jo aaye to bi.ndiyaa sajaa duu.N
kaalii-kaalii ye laT bikharaa duu.N
meraa itanaa sa.ndesaa de aa

chandaa jaa …

dekh use kahanaa merii ni.ndiyaa ho ga_ii sautan merii
mere sa.ng-sa.ng bairan hogii baaT takat hai terii
chandaa denaa tuu merii gawaahii
ham dono.n hai.n pyaar ke raahii
bas itanaa to saath nibhaa

chandaa jaa …

Song #7
Dheere se aaja ri akhiyan mein…

On the first day, we had just started taking on songs of 1951 movie Albela and then since it was Sadhana’s first birth anniversary after her demise on 25th Dec last year, I took up three songs that he wrote for her movies.

Lets now take up the lullaby song of Albela: Dheere se aaja ri akhiyon mein that has been sung in the movie twice; once solo by Lata Mangeshkar and then as a duet with Chitalkar just singing the mukhada and Lata singing the rest. C Ramchandra composed it in Raag Pilu, Tal Dadra and here it is the version sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy: Dheere se aaja ri akhiyan mein…..

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

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

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

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

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

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

sholaa jo bha.Dake dil meraa dha.Dake
dard javaanii kaa sataae ba.Dh-ba.Dh ke

mahakii havaae.n bahake kadam mere
aise me.n thaam lo aa ke balam more
pattaa bhii kha.Dake to bijalii sii ka.Dake, dard …

pyaar ko mere kisane pukaaraa
dil me.n utar gayaa kisakaa ishaaraa
yaad ye kisakii laa_I paka.D ke, dard …

dekhaa jo tumako dard huaa kam
ab to na ho.nge tumase judaa ham

Song #8
Sham dhale khidake tale…

Patrons of Lyrical would tell me that it has been a long time since I gave a song in the Raag of my home station: Raag Pahadi, that is. The fact is that I am holidaying here and Pahadi is never too far from me.

In this, in addition to the lyrics of Rajinder Krishan, one has to give to C Ramchandra that he gives a song like Shola jo bhadake with typical western instruments and next he gives a song in Raag Pahadi, both in the same movie Albela and both starring Geeta Bali and Bhagwan Dada.

And, to bring out the versatility of the singers too, this too has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra.

Please enjoy in Raag Pahadi and Tal Dadra: Shaam dhale khidaki tale tum seeti bajaana chhod do…..

la: shaam Dhale, khi.Dakii tale
tum siiTii bajaanaa chho.D do

chi: gha.Dii-gha.Dii khi.Dakii me.n kha.Dii
tum tiir chalaanaa chho.D do

la: roz-roz tum merii galii me.n
chakkar kyo.n ho kaaTate
ajii, chakkar kyo.n ho kaaTate
chi: sachchii-sachchii baat kahuu.N mai.n -2
ajii tumhaare vaaste, tumhaare vaaste
la: jaao, jaao, hosh me.n aao
yuu.N aanaa-jaanaa chho.D do -2

la: mujhase tumhe.n kyaa matalab hai
ye baat zaraa batalaao -2
chi: baat fakat itanii sii hai
ki tum merii ho jaao
aao aao tum merii ho jaao
la: aisii baate.n, apane dil me.n
ai saahib tum laanaa chho.D do -2

chi: chaar mahiine mehanat kii hai
ajii ra.Ng kabhii to laaegii -2
la: jaao-jaao jii yahaa.N tumhaarii
daal kabhii galane na paaegii
ajii daal kabhii galane na paaegii
chi: dilavaalo.n, matavaalo.n par tum
raub jamaanaa chho.D do
ajii raub jamaanaa chho.D do

shaam Dhale …

Song #9
Balma bada nadaan re…

I can put up another few songs of 1951 movie Albela. However, I end with this classic song that Geeta Bali sings for Bhagwan Dada when the naive guy from a poor family that he is (he has a double role in the movie; the other being rich and famous guy working in the same entertainment company wherein Pyarelal (Bhagwan Dada) found a job as a singer-dancer), he doesn’t understand that she has fallen in love with him.

Lata Mangeshkar sang this song on a composition by C Ramchandra.

Please enjoy: Balma bada nadaan re…

balamaa ba.Daa naadaan, re balamaa ba.Daa naadaan

bedad.rii sa.ng naataa laagaa
mere priit kaa bhaag na jaagaa
binatii karuu.N mai.n, pai.nyaa pa.Duu.N mai.n
ab to merii maan re
balamaa ba.Daa naadaan re …

bai.nyaa paka.Duu.N haath dabaa_uu.N
samajhat naahi kaise samjhaa_uu.N
laakh jatan kar, haar gayii mai.n
rogii ho gayii jaan re
balamaa ba.Daa naadaan re …

Song #10
Shukriya, shukriya, ai pyaar tera shukriya….

If Rajinder Krishan – C Ramchandra combine regaled us with their enchanting duets and delightful solos in 1951 movie Albela, in the movie Aaram starring Dev Anand, Madhubala, Pran and Talat Mehmood, the same year, Rajinder Krishan combined with Music Director Anil Biswas to give us some serious songs.

This one has been sung by Talat Mehmood and it is….well, typical Talat Mehmood.

Anil Biswas and Talat Mehmood

Please enjoy: Shukriya, shukriya, ai pyaar tera shukriya….

shukriyA, shukriyA ai pyAr terA, shukriyA
shukriyA, shukriyA
dil ko kitanA khUbasUrat Gam diyA, shukriyA
shukriyA ai pyAr terA …

A.Nkho.n ko A.NsU diye jo motiyo.n se kam nahI.n
dil ko itane Gam diye ki ab koI bhI Gam nahI.n
meharabA.n jo kuchh diyA achchhA kiyA, shukriyA
shukriyA ai pyAr terA …

zi.ndagI ko dard me.n DUbe tarAne de diye
hasarato.n ko ArazU ke khajAne de diye
ye navAzish hai terA kyA kyA diyA, shukriyA
shukriyA ai pyAr terA …

Song #11
Ye zindagi hai yo-yo….

I gave you a serious song from 1951 movie Aaram: shukriya shukriya ai pyaar tera shukriya. This doesn’t mean that the movie had only serious songs.

I remember this song was western and light-hearted and sung by Manmohan Krishna on Anil Biswas’s music.

Manmoham Krishna – the singer, actor

Here is a bet: I bet none of you will watch it only once, if you watch it at all. Anyone who would watch it just once, can send me a message with your email address and I shall send you a gift for having lost the bet. Your time is in the next three days,

In the meanwhile, please enjoy a song that we used to freak out on when we were small: Ye zindagi hai yo-yo….

ma : ye zindagii hai yo-yo -5
ye
zindagii hai yo-yo
ko : yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo
ye zindagii hai yo-yo -4
ma : ye
zindagii hai yo-yo

ma : yo-yo kii beqaraarii hissaa hai zindagii kaa -2
yo-yo kii garadisho.n qissaa hai zindagii kaa
ko : qissaa hai zindagii kaa
ma : garadish to zahar piinaa (?)
jiinaa nahii.n hai pyaare
garadish me.n hii mazaa hai
ye kah rahii hai yo-yo
ko : ( garadish me.n hii mazaa hai
ye kah rahii hai yo-yo ) -2

ma : ye
zindagii hai yo-yo
ko : yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo
ye zindagii hai yo-yo -4
ma : ye
zindagii hai yo-yo

ma : ( chhe.De ko_ii taraanaa
aur ko_ii ro rahaa hai ) -2
din-raat ik tamaashaa
duniyaa me.n ho rahaa hai
ko : duniyaa me.n ho rahaa hai
ma : jo kuchh bhii ho rahaa hai
hotaa rahegaa pyaare
chal tuu bhii aise jaise
ye chal rahii hai yo-yo
ko : ( chal tuu bhii aise jaise
ye chal rahii hai yo-yo ) -2

ma : ye
zindagii hai yo-yo
ko : yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo yo-yo
ye zindagii hai yo-yo -8
ma : ye
zindagii hai yo-yo

Song #12
Baat chalat naii chunari rang daari….

For the last song of the day, I move on to the 1953 romantic comedy film: Ladki. The film was an AVM production starring Vyjayanthimala, Kishore Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, Anjali Devi and Chittor V. Nagaiah.

The film’s music was directed by R. Sudarsanam and Dhaniram and they composed six songs in the movie.

I am going to give you a song now that would be very nostalgic for old-timers like me. It was sung by Geeta Dutt on a composition of R Sudarsanam and Dhaniram. They did it in Raag Bhairavi and Tal Tintal.

Some of you have guessed it by now and so here it is.

Please enjoy: Baat chalat naii chunari rang daari….

baaT chalat na_ii chunarii ra.Ng Daarii -2
he .a .a aiso hai bedardii banawaarii
baaT chalat

aiso hai niDar he rii bR^ij kaa gvaalaa
biich Dagar chherat matavaalaa
he more raam, he more raam, he more raam
araj na maane morii, deve re deve gaarii -2
ho .a .a aiso hai bedardii banawaarii
baaT chalat

karat ThaTholii he rii nand kaa chhoraa -2
dekh akelii raamaa Daalat Doraa
laaj kii maarii mar jaauu.N
kaisii ye khelii holii, mai.n to kachhu naa bolii
haay re bhigoyii cholii
nii saa ga ma pa dha nii saa re ga re saa nii dha
pa dha pa nii dha pa ma pa ma dha pa ma ga re saa
baaT chalat na_ii chunarii ra.Ng Daarii …

pa, pa dha pa dha ma pa ga ma pa
ma pa dha, ga ma dha nii saa,
re saa re nii saa dha nii, saa nii saa dha nii pa dha
nii dha nii pa dha ma pa ga ma re ga sa
nii saa ga ma pa dha nii dha saa, dha nii dha saa,
dha nii dha saa, dha nii dha saa

Song #13
Shaadi shaadi

In the same movie Ladki, there was another song that was sung by Kishore Kumar that became equally famous.

Please enjoy: Shaadi shaadi….

shaadii! shaadii! shaadii! shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

a_ii a_iiyo

qisamat kii baat hai maalik ke haath hai (2)
qismat kii baat maalik ke haath jiivan kaa saath hai
shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

sunataa hai sabakii jag kaa vo daataa
shaadii karaane me.n us kaa kyaa jaataa
– are bha_ii us kaa kyaa jaataa
duniyaa me.n dekho qadam qadam par koii na koii
koii na koii baaraat hai
qismat kii baat hai
qismat kii baat maalik ke haath
jiivan kaa saath hai
shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

haay! gorii gorii kaalii kaalii
patalii kamar vaalii
illii-billii khaalii piilii
pyaarii pyaarii aa.Nkho.n vaalii
shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

maalik ne chaahaa to apanii bhii hogii
jaisii bhii hogii achchhii hii hogii
– are bha_ii achchhii hii hogii
maalik ne chaahaa to apanii bhii hogii
jaisii bhii hogii achchhii hii hogii

bimalaa yaa kamalaa
amalaa yaa ramalaa
bholii ho bhaalii
yaa nakaharevaalii
bim bolii bimbalabolii
igalaapaa porii
gaa.Nv kii gorii naTakhaT chhorii
haath me.n ka.ngan kaan me.n baalii
karamo.n kaa khel jiivan kaa saath
maalik ke haath hai
shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

haa.N! qismat kii baat maalik ke haath
jiivan kaa saath
shaadii! shaadii! shaadii!

Song #14
Ye zindagi usi ki hai…

Now that we are reminiscing about the year 1953, we have reached the Nandlal Jaswantlal movie Anarkali whose song Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein kya rakha hai was given by me as Song #1 on Day #1 as introduction to Rajinder Krishan’s music.

Anarkali preceded K Arif’s Mughal-e-Azam by seven years. Rajinder Krishan penned some of his finest songs for the movie and they all became iconic. Vasant Prakash composed just one song of the movie Aa Jaane Wafa, which was retained even though sung by Geeta Dutt when the new MD C Ramchandra wanted all female voiced songs to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

A. V. Meiyappan, Rajinder Krishan, Madan Mohan, Chitragupt and C Ramchandra (Pic courtesy: cinestaan.com)

Lets restart Ananrkali’s songs with this classic sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Bina Rai who acted as Nadira in the movie who was nicknamed Anarkali as a court-dancer in the court of Emperor Akbar and who Prince Salim (played by Pradeep Kumar) fell in love with.

This is the last song in her life Anarkali would sing before being buried alive in a wall for the crime of being in love with a prince.

Please enjoy: Ye zindagi usi ki hai jo kisi ka ho gaya….

ye zi.ndagii usii kI hai, jo kisii kaa ho gayaa
pyaara hii me.n kho gayaa, ye zi.ndagI …

ye bahAr, ye samA, kah rahA hai pyAr kar
kisI kI ArazU me.n apane dil ko beqarAr kar
zi.ndagii hai bevafaa…
zi.ndagii hai bevafaa, luuT pyaar kaa mazaa
ye zi.ndagI …

dha.Dak rahA hai dil to kyA, dil kI dha.Dakane.n nA sun
phir kahA.n ye fursate.n, phir kahA.N ye rAt-din
aa rahii hai ye sadaa…
aa rahii hai ye sadaa, mastiyo.n me.n jhuum jaa
ye zi.ndagI …

do dila yahaa.N na mila sake, mile.nge us jahaan me.n
khile.nge hasarato.n ke phuula, mauta ke aasmaana me.n
ye zi.ndagii chalii gaI jo pyaara me.n to kyaa huaa
ye zi.ndagii …

sunaa rahii hai daastaa.n, shamaa mere mazaara kii
fizaa me.n bhii khilI rahii, ye kalii anaara kii
ise mazaara mata kaho, ye mahala hai pyaara kaa
ye zi.ndagii …

ai zi.ndagii kii shaama aa, tujhe gale lagaauu.n mai.n
tujhii me.n DUba jaauu.n mai.n
jahaa.N ko bhuula jaauu.n mai.n
basa ek nazara mere sanama, alvidaa, alvidaa
alvidaa … alvidaa …
alvidaa … alvidaa …

Song #15
Zindagi pyaar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai…

I am deleting a post of yesterday: Muhabbat aisi dhadkan hai since that was put up by mistake; the song having been penned by Hasrat Jaipuri.

I am replacing it with this one:

And the last song tonight is also from one of the best movies of Rajinder Krishan as lyricist, the 1953 movie Anarkali starring Bina Rai in the title role and Pradeep Kumar as Prince Salim (later to become Jehangir). He rebelled against his father Emperor Akbar for his love for a courtesan in his very court.

This is the song on Love even 63 years after the movie was made. C Ramchandra composed it. If the song reminds you of Lily of the Day, well that’s it. Life might be short but a life spent in Love is enough.

Rajinder Krishan with his son Rajiv and C Ramchandra (Pic courtesy: cinestaan.com)

Please enjoy Hemant Kumar sing a song that is the equivalent of Jab raat ho aisi matwaali to subah ka aalam kyaa hoga. It is poignant even though she smiles because as per her promise to Emperor Akbar, after spending the night with Prince Salim she would be put in the dungeon and then die: Zindagi pyaar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai…

zi.ndagii pyaar kii do chaar gha.Dii hotii hai
chaahe tho.Dii bhii ho ye umr ba.Dii hotii hai

taaj yaa takht yaa daulat ho zamaane bhar kii
kaun sii chiiz muhabbat se ba.Dii hotii hai
zi.ndagii …

do muhabbat bhare dil khaak dha.Dakate ho jahaa.N
sabase lambii vo muhabbat kii gha.Dii hotii hai
zi.ndagii …

Song #16
Jaag dard-e-ishq jaag….

I have given you the following songs from the movie, penned by Rajinder Krishan so far:

1. Mujhase mat poochh mere ishq mein kyaa rakha hai – on Day #1 itself.
2. Ye zindagi usi ki hai – yesterday.
3. Zindagi pyar ki do chaar ghadi hoti hai – yesterday.

I am giving you now the last song penned by Rajinder Krishan in the movie. This too has been sung by Hemant Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar on the composition by C Ramchandra in Raag Bageshri, Taal Dadra.

Hemant Kumar recording a song with Lata Mangeshkar

Please enjoy: Jaag dard-e-ishq jaag….

he: jaag dard-e-ishq jaag, jaag dard-e-ishq jaag
dil ko beqaraar kar, chhe.D ke aa.Nsuo.n kaa raag
jaag dard-e-ishq jaag, jaag dard-e-ishq jaag
jaag…, jaag…

la: aa aa…
kisako sunaauu.N daastaa.n, kisako dikhaauu.N dil ke daaG
jaauu.N kahaa.N ki duur tak, jalataa nahii.n koii chiraaG – 2
raakh ban chukii hai aag, raakh ban chukii hai aag
he: dil ko beqaraar kar, chhe.D ke aa.Nsuo.n kaa raag
jaag dard-e-ishq jaag, jaag…

he: aisii chalii havaa-e-Gam, aisaa badal gayaa samaa – 2
ruuTh ke mujh se chal diye …
ruuTh ke mujh se chal diye, merii khushii ke kaaravaa.n
Das rahe.n hai.n Gam ke naag
dono: jaag dard-e-ishq jaag, jaag dard-e-ishq jaag
dil ko beqaraar kar, chhe.D ke aa.Nsuo.n kaa raag
jaag dard-e-ishq jaag, jaag…

he: aa.Nkh zaraa lagI terii, saaraa jahaan so gayaa
ye zamiin so gaI, aasamaan so gayaa
so gayaa pyaar kaa chiraaG
jaag, jaag, jaag, jaag

Song #17
Man dole mera tan dole……..

Nandlal Jaswantlal followed the success of 1953 movie Anarkali by directing Nagin the next year, in 1954. In Anarkali, he had songs penned by Shailendra, Hasrat Jaipuri and Jaan Nisar Akhtar, in addition to Rajinder Krishan. However, in Nagin, all twelve songs were penned by Rajinder Krishan. These songs, just like those of Anarkali, are still fondly played even today.

Here is the list of songs:

1 Been Music Kalyanji, Ravi
2 Man Dole Mera Tan Dole Lata Mangeshkar
3 Tere Dwar Khada Ek Jogi Hemant Kumar
4 Sun Rasiya Man Bhasiya Lata Mangeshkar
5 Yaad Rakhna Pyar Ki Nishani Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Chorus
6 Sun Ri Sakhi Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus
7 Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja Lata Mangeshkar
8 Jadugar Saiyan Lata Mangeshkar
9 Ari Chhod De Patang Lata Mangeshkar, Hemant Kumar
10 Mera Badli Mein Chhup Gaya Chand Lata Mangeshkar
11 O Zindagi Ke Denewale Hemant Kumar, Chorus
12 Teri Yaad Mein Jalkar Dekh Liya Lata Mangeshkar
13 Oonchi Oonchi Duniya Ki Deewarein Lata Mangeshkar

Hemant Kumar was the Music Director and Composer of the songs. Kalyanji and Ravi were his assistants in the movie.

We shall go on with the sequence as given above.

The first one became a super hit. It has the popular ‘been’ music that Kalyanji composed on clavioline and Ravi on harmonium. The mismatch in the movie is that Rajinder Krishan calls this ‘been’ as ‘bansuriya’. Other than that, it is a very fine song.

Please enjoy Lata Mangeshkar sing one of the best songs of 1954 movie Nagin: Man dole mera tan dole……..

(man Dole meraa tan Dole
mere dil kaa gayaa karaar re
ye kaun bajaaye baa.nsuriyaa ) – 2

madhur madhur sapano.n me.n dekhii maine raah navelii
chho.D chalii mai.n laaj kaa paharaa jaane kahaa.N akelii
chalii re mai.n jaane kahaa.N akelii
ras ghole dhun yuu.N bole
jaise Tha.nDii pa.De phuhaar re
ye kaun bajaaye baa.nsuriyaa

man Dole meraa tan Dole …

kadam kadam par ra.ng sunaharaa ye kisane bikharaayaa
naagan kaa man bas karane ye kaun saperaa aayaa
na jaane kaun saperaa aayaa
pag Dole dil yuu.N bole
teraa hoke rahaa shikaar re
ye kaun bajaaye baa.nsuriyaa

man Dole meraa tan Dole
mere dil kaa gayaa karaar re
ye kaun bajaaye baa.nsuriyaa

Song #18

And the last song for today is the second song in the list of 12 songs that Rajinder Krishan penned for the 1954 movie Nagin starring Vyjayanthimala and Pradeep Kumar.

Since I am a fan of Hemant Kumar, both for his singing as well as his music, this is a favourite of mine since it has both. Watching this song you will know that whether it is Raj Kapoor or Pradeep Kumar, they can’t resist singing when Vyjayanthimala is bathing in a pond; the only place she had for bathing, from Nagin to Sangam!

Please enjoy: Tere dwaar khada ik jogi….

kaashii dekhii, mathuraa dekhii, dekhe tiirath saare
kahii.n na man kaa miit milaa to aayaa tere dvaare

tere dvaar kha.Daa ek jogii – 2
na maa.Nge yah sonaa chaa.Ndii maa.Nge darshan devii
tere dvaar …

(duniyaa se mukh mo.Daa tere liye jag chho.Daa
chho.D diyaa ghar-baar) – 2
ban-ban chhaanaa mai.nne, tujhe devii maanaa mai.nne
sun le merii pukaar – 2
na maa.Nge yah sonaa chaa.Ndii maa.Nge darshan devii
tere dvaar …

(karake jatan aayaa, man me.n agan laayaa
akhiyo.n me.n darshan-pyaas) – 2
priit kii bhiikshaa, prem kii diikshaa
maa.Ng rahaa yah daas – 2
na maa.Nge yah sonaa chaa.Ndii maa.Nge darshan devii
tere dvaar …

Song #19
Jadugar sainyan, chhod meri bainyan, ho gayi aadhi raat, ab ghar jaane de…..

The second day of the 1954 movie Nagin starring Pradeep Kumar and Vyjayanthimala, and directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal who directed the 1952 movie Aanrkali.

Nagin had twelve super hit songs and tonight we shall have three of them. We took up three yesterday and one day before. So by the time we finish tonight, we shall have seven songs in all from this movie.

The movie’s story has two snake charmer (or specifically poison collector) tribes who have considerable animosity between them. However, the siblings of the two tribal chiefs: Sanatan (Pradeep Kumar) and Mala (Vyjayanthimala) fall in love with each other and that creates problems.

They start meeting in a clandestine way.

This is my favourite song from the movie. It was composed by Hemant Kumar in Raag Brindavani Sarang, Tal Kaherava and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

The lovers are at their place of tryst and she is reminding him that it is late and to let her go. It is very very enchanting indeed. Hats off to Rajinder Krishan for the super romantic lyrics.

Please enjoy: Jadugar sainyan, chhod meri bainyan, ho gayi aadhi raat, ab ghar jaane de…..

jaaduugar sai.nyaa, chho.Do merii bai.nyaa
ho ga_ii aadhii raat, ab ghar jaane do

jhukii-jhukii a.Nkhiyaa.N dekhe.ngii saarii sakhiyaa.N
de.ngii taanaa tere naam kaa
(aise me.n mat rok bedardii
le le vachan kal shaam kaa) -2
kal ho.nge phir ham saath
ab ghar jaane do

jaaduugar sai.nyaa …

jaane de o rasiyaa, mere man basiyaa
gaa.Nv meraa ba.Dii duur hai
(terii nagariyaa ruk na sakuu.N mai.n
pyaar meraa majabuur hai) -2
za.njiir pa.Dii mere haath
ab ghar jaane do

jaaduugar sai.nyaa …

Song #20
Mera dil ye pukaare aaja….

We are taking up the songs of the 1954 movie Nagin that has some of the best songs penned by Rajinder Krishan and composed so well by Hemant Kumar (with Ravi and kalyanji assisting him) that had almost all of them becoming super-hits.

Sanatan and Mala are in love but they are of two different snake-poison collector tribes who are at each other’s throats. Hence, there are many obstacles in the paths of the lovers.

Separation is therefore on the cards.

Mala is put in a confinement never to meet Sanatan again and that’s when this song comes about.

Hemant da composed it in Raag Kirvani, Taal Kaherava.

Please enjoy another favourite of mine: Mera dil ye pukaare aaja….

meraa dil ye pukaare aa jaa
mere Gam ke sahaare aa jaa
bhiigaa bhiigaa hai samaa
aise me.n hai tuu kahaa.N
meraa dil ye pukaare aajaa …

tuu nahii.n to ye rut, ye havaa kyaa karuu.N, kyaa karuu.N
tuu nahii.n to ye run, ye havaa kyaa karuu.N
duur tujh se mai.n rah ke bataa kyaa karuu.N, kyaa karuu.N
suunaa suunaa hai jahaa.N, ab jaauu.N mai.n kahaa.N
bas itanaa mujhe samajhaa jaa
bhiigaa bhiigaa …

aa.Ndhiyaa.N vo chalii.n, aashiyaa.n luT gayaa, luT gayaa
aa.Ndhiyaa.N vo chalii.n, aashiyaa.n luT gayaa
pyaar kaa muskuraataa jahaa.N luT gayaa, luT gayaa
ek chhoTii sii jhalak mere miTane talak
o chaa.Nd …
o chaa.Nd mere dikhalaa jaa
bhiigaa bhiigaa …

mu.Nh chhupaa ke merii zi.ndagii ro rahii, ro rahii
din Dhalaa bhii nahii.n, shaam kyo.n ho rahii, ho rahii
terii duniyaa se ham, le ke chale teraa Gam
dam bhar ke liye to aa jaa
bhiigaa bhiigaa …

Song #21
O zindagi ko dene wale, zindagi ko lene wale, preet meri chheen ke bataa tujhe kyaa mila…..

And the last song for tonight is one of the several sung by Sanatan to revive Mala when she is bitten by a dangerous King Cobra in order to save his life.

Regrettably, it is also the last song from me until we meet again after a week since I am going holidaying to Kulu, Manali.

This was sung by Hemant Kumar on his on his composition. Lyrics by our great lyricist #2 Rajinder Kumar are simply awesome.

Please enjoy: O zindagi ko dene wale, zindagi ko lene wale, preet meri chheen ke bataa tujhe kyaa mila…..

o, zi.ndagii ke dene vaale, zi.ndagii ke lene vaale – 2
priit merii chhIn ke bataa tujhe kyaa milaa
zi.ndagii ke dene vaale, zi.ndagii ke lene vaale
prIt merii chhiin ke bataa tujhe kyaa milaa

kahaa kare diip jab bujh gaI baatii
bichha.D gayaa meraa saathii
tUne to.Dii merii viiNaa, deke sahAraa chhiinaa
laaj tujhe kyU.N na aatii
chain meraa lUT ke bataa tujhe kyaa milaa

o… zi.ndagii ke dene vaale…

(maine kab to.De bhalaa chaa.Nd sitaare tere
phir kyo.n bujhaae tUne dil ke ujaale mere ) – 2
mujhe merii jaan dede priit ko ye daan dede
khoe hue mere praaN dede
dil meraa to.D ke bataa tujhe kyaa milaa

o… zi.ndagii ke dene vaale…

Song #22

Okay, ladies and gents, I am back from a holiday to Manikaran, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Mandi, Rewalsar, Hamirpur and Bilaspur; and here I am recommencing the tribute to the lyricist Rajinder Krishan, leading to his death anniversary on the 23rd of September.

I was regaling you with the songs of the 1954 movie Nagin that he penned and which were composed by Hemant Kumar with Kalyanji and Ravi being his assistants.

From his next movie, the 1955 movie Pehli Jhalak, I like this song (a little rare) sung by Hemant Kumar on the composition of C Ramchandra.

Please enjoy: Zamin chal rahi hai aasman chal raha hai…

zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

## flute interludes ##

chalii jaa rahii hai zamaane kii naiyyaa
chalii jaa rahii hai zamaane kii naiyyaa
nazar se na dekhaa kisii ne khevaiyyaa
nazar se na dekhaa kisii ne khevaiyyaa

na jaane yah chakkar kahaa.N chal rahaa hai
na jaane yah chakkar kahaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai

zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

## flute interludes ##

yah ha.Nsanaa yah ronaa yah aashaa niraashaa
yah ha.Nsanaa yah ronaa yah aashaa niraashaa
samajh na aaye yah kyaa hai tamaashaa
samajh na aaye yah kyaa hai tamaashaa

yah kyo.n raat din kaaravaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kyo.n raat din kaaravaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai

zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

## flute interludes ##

ajab hai yah mahafil ajab daasataa.N hai
ajab hai yah mahafil ajab daasataa.N hai
na ma.nzil hai ko_ii na ko_ii nishaa.N hai
na ma.nzil hai ko_ii na ko_ii nishaa.N hai

to phir kis liye kaaravaa.N chal rahaa hai
to phir kis liye kaaravaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai

zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

## flute interludes ##

bhaTakte to dekhe hazaaro.n sayaane
bhaTakte to dekhe hazaaro.n sayaane
magar raaz kudarat ka ko_ii na jaane
magar raaz kudarat ka ko_ii na jaane

yah sab silasilaa benishaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah sab silasilaa benishaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kiske ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai

zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai
yah kisake ishaare jahaa.N chal rahaa hai
zamii.n chal rahii hai aasamaa.N chal rahaa hai

Song #23

His next movie was the 1955 movie Azaad starring Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari. The songs that were penned by him and composed by C Ramchandra included the following:

1. Aapalam chapalam chap laayii re.
2. Dekho jii bahaar aayi, baaGo.n me.n khilii.n kaliyaa.N.
3. Jaa rii jaa rii o kaarii badariyaa.
4. Kabhii Kaamosh rahate hai.n … pii ke daras ko taras rahii.n a.nkhiyaa.N.
5. Kitanaa hasii.n hai mausam, kitanaa hasii.n safar hai.
6. Kitanii javaa.N hai raat koii yaad aa gayaa.
7. Maranaa bhii mohabbat me.n kisii kaam na aayaa.
8. Na bole, na bole, na bole re, ghuu.NghaT ke paT naa khole re.
9. O baliye o baliye chal chaliye kahaa.N chale.n.

We shall be taking up two of these tonight and the first one is this delightful romantic duet between Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra. Normally the tragedy king and queen have been singing serious and sad songs in their movies. This was one movie (just like Kohinoor) in which they lip-synced some really light-hearted numbers. This was composed by C Ramchandra in Raag Darbari Kanada and Tal Kaherava.

Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra

Please enjoy: Kitana haseen hai mausam, kitana haseen safar hai….

l: kitanaa hasii.n hai.n mausam, kitanaa hasii.n safar hai
chi: sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

chi: milatii nahii.n hai.n ma.nzil, rAhI jo ho akelaa
do ho to phir jahaa.N bhI, chaahe lagaa lo melaa
dil mil gaye to phir kyA, j.ngal bhI ek ghar hai
sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

l: nA jaane havaae.n kyA kahanaa chaahatii hai.n – 2
pa.nchhii terI sadaaye.n kyA kahanaa chaahatii hai.n – 2
kuchh to hai aaj jisakaa, har chiiz par asar hai
chi: sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

chi: kudarat ye kah rahii hai, aa dil se dil milaa le
ulafat se aag lekar, dil kA diyaa jalaale
sachchii agar lagan hai, phir kisakaa tujhako Dar hai
sAthI hai khUbasuurat, ye mausam ko bhI khabar hai
kitanaa hasii.n …

Song #24
Radha na bole, na bole, na bole re…..

And the last song tonight is also from the 1955 movie Azaad starring Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari in light-hearted roles for a change. All songs of the movie were composed by C Ramchandra and this one was a super-hit during our days.

This was composed by C Ramchandra in Raag Bageshri and Tal Dadra. Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Please enjoy: Radha na bole, na bole, na bole re…..

naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re – 2
(ghuu.NghaT ke paT naa khole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re ) – 2

raadhaa kii laaj bharii a.Nkhiyo.n ke Dore
dekhoge kaise ab gokul ke chhore
dekho mohan kaa manavaa Dole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re
naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re
ghuu.NghaT ke paT naa khole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re

yaad karo jamunaa kinaare, saa.Nvariyaa – 2
o.Dhii thii raadhaa kii kaahe gagariyaa
is kaaran naa tum sa.ng bole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole re
naa bole, naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re
ghuu.NghaT ke paT naa khole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re

ruuThii huii yuu.N naa maanegii chhaliyaa
charaNo.n me.n raadhaa ke, rakh do muraliyaa – (2)
baat ban jaayegii haule haule re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re
naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re
ghuu.NghaT ke paT naa khole re
raadhaa naa bole, naa bole, naa bole re

Song #25
Mori binati suno bhagwaan…..

For his next movie, the 1956 movie Taj, Hemant Kumar was once again the composer, just as in Nagin. Here is the list of songs they created together:

1. Aayii huu.N sajaane balam terii galiyaa.N (ba.nsii kii dhun sun)
2.Baa.Nsuriyaa phir se bajaao, kaanhaa
3. Balamaa jaa mai.n tose haarii
4. Gorii bulaaye teraa saa.Nvariyaa
5. Ik baat bataa de jogii
6. Jahaa.N me.n aayii diivaalii ba.De charaaG jale
7. Jhuum jhuum kar chalii akelii
8. Mohe chho.D gayo moraa saa.Nvariyaa
9. Morii binatii suno bhagavaan
10. Raham kar aasamaa.N (yah kaisaa tuufaan uThaa hai)
11. Tum sa.ng laage piyaa more nainaa

I am going to give you just one since now I am getting worried that I shall not be able to complete the task by 23rd Sep, his death anniversary.

This has been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

Please enjoy: Mori binati suno bhagwaan…..

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morii binatii suno bhagavaan, ab morii binatii suno bhagavaan
aaj merii TuuTii biinaa me.n phir se Daaro praaN

na maa.Nguu yah mahal-khazaane naa maa.Nguu yah taaj
aaj bhare darabaar me.n svaamii rakhiyo merii laaj
raagi ko bas saat suro.n kaa daataa de varadaan
ab morii binatii suno bhagavaan …

suuraj kii raftaar badal de, maan tuu rakh le meraa
jab tak TuuTaa taar na bole, jag me.n rahe a.Ndheraa
shabanm se nikale a.Ngaare Daal-Daal jal jaaye
kaa.NTo se bhar jaaye bagiyaa, retii phuul khilaaye
jis jag me.n sa.ngiit nahii.n vah ho jaaye shamashaan
vah ho jaaye shamashaan (4)

Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you liked my choice of best songs of Rajinder Krishan so far. I have given you 25 songs in this part. I shall give you another 75 of them in the next three parts. As you go along, you will be stunned that some of the most beautiful Hindi songs have been penned by this lyricist who became rich both money-wise as well as because of the richness of his lyrics.

Please await Part II.

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