THE BEST SONGS OF RAJENDRA KRISHAN, THE RICHEST LYRICIST – PART IV

This is the final part of four parts of the Best Songs of Rajinder Krishan.

In Part I of ‘The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist’ I gave you 25 songs. After the initial introductory songs, I gave you songs chronologically from the year 1951  to 1955, from Badi Bahen to Azaad. On the 2nd of Sep 16, since it was the first birth anniversary of Sadhana after her demise on 25 Dec 2015, I also gave three songs of hers penned by Rajendra Krishan (or Rajinder Krishan since he used both the spellings).

In ‘The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist – Part II’, I gave you another 26 songs from Ai dil mujhe bata de tu kis pe aa gaya hai… (1956 movie Bhai Bhai) to Zaroorat hai zaroorat hai, zaroorat hai, ik shrimati ki….(1962 movie Manmauji).

In ‘The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist – Part III‘, I gave you another 24 songs from Ai dil ab kahin na jaa… (1963 movie Bluff Master) to Ai dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai… (1966 movie Sachaai).

I reiterate that 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.

Lets take up the final 25 best songs penned by Rajinder Krishan.

Song #76
Chanda se hoga woh pyaara…..

We took a day’s break, Ladies and gentlemen, because of Manna Dey’s death anniversary by giving you songs that Rajendra Krishan wrote for Manna Dey to sing.

Today we start with a song from his 1964 movie: Main Bhi Ladaki Hoon starring Dharmendra and Meena Kumari.

This movie had both Tamil and Telugu versions. Chitragupta composed the following songs in the movie; the first two songs retaining the same tunes that were in Tamil and Telugu versions:

1. Chanda Se Hoga = P. B. Srinivas, Lata Mangeshkar
2. Krishna O Kale = Lata Mangeshkar
3. Yehi To Dhin Hai = Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle
4. Aye The Huzur Bade (female) = Asha Bhosle
5. Aye The Huzur Bade (male) = Mohammad Rafi

Please enjoy (and you would immediately know that it is a favourite of mine since it is a Chand song) Lata Mangeshkar and PB Srinivas sing: Chanda se hoga woh pyaara…..

shrI: chandaa se hogaa vo pyaaraa,
phuulo.n se hogaa vo nyaaraa
la: naachegaa aa.Ngan me.n chham-chham
nanhaa-saa munnaa hamaaraa
[dono.n]
( la+: chandaa se hogaa vo pyaaraa,
phuulo.n se hogaa vo nyaaraa
shrI: mm-hm hm hm-hm hm hm-hm,
mm-hm hm hm-hm hm hm-hm )
( shrI: naachegaa aa.Ngan me.n chham-chham,
nanhaa-saa munnaa hamaaraa
+la: mm-hm-hm hm-hm hm hm-hm,
mm-hm-hm hm-hm hm hm-hm )

la: aa-aa~~ aa-aa~ aa-aa~
shrI: aa-haa~~ aa-haa~ aa-haa~
shrI: khilatii ho jaise kalii sii,
hogii zabaa.N totalii sii
la: khilatii ho jaise kalii sii,
hogii zabaa.N totalii sii
[tutalaate hue #i.e., lisping-ly#:]
paapaa, o maamaa, o babaa,
pakale.nge ham chaa.Nd-taalaa
[dono.n]
( la+: chandaa se hogaa vo pyaaraa,
phuulo.n se hogaa vo nyaaraa
shrI: mm-hm hm hm-hm hm hm-hm,
mm-hm hm hm-hm hm hm-hm )
( shrI: naachegaa aa.Ngan me.n chham-chham,
nanhaa-saa munnaa hamaaraa
+la: mm-hm-hm hm-hm hm hm-hm,
mm-hm-hm hm-hm hm hm-hm )

shrI: ( ab tak chhupaa hai vo aise,
siipii me.n moTii ho jaise ) -2
la: pariyo.n ki nagarii se chalakar
aataa hii hogaa dulaaraa
dono.n:
chandaa se hogaa vo pyaaraa,
phuulo.n se hogaa vo nyaaraa
naachegaa aa.Ngan me.n chham-chham,
nanhaa saa munnaa hamaaraa
mm-hm hm hm-hm …

Song #77
Badi der bhayi Nandlala….

In his next movie, the 1965 movie Khandan, he penned both the lyrics and the dialogues. The movie starred Nutan in the role of an ideal Indian wife that she had perfected, together with Sunil Dutt. Ravi composed the following songs penned by Rajendra Krishan:

1 “Badi Der Bhai Nandlala” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Badi Der Bhai Nandlala” Mohammed Rafi
3 “Kal Chaman Tha” Mohammed Rafi
4 “Neel Gagan Par Udte Badal” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 “Meri Mitti Mein Mil Gayeei” Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle
6 “Tumhin Meri Mandir” Lata Mangeshkar
7 “O Ballo Soch Ke Mele Jana” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
8 “Aa Dance Karen Thora Romance Karen” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
9 “Main Sunata Hoon Tujhe Ek Kahani” Mohammed Rafi

We shall be taking up two. The first one is about my favourite god: Krishna. Recently I wrote an essay on my blog about ‘The Most Important Relations and Relationship(s)’ and I brought out how Krishna showed to us that the most important relations are not blood relations or between legally married couples. The most important are the ones from the heart. Krishna born to Vasudeva and Janaki was known as Nandlal, with Yshaoda as his mother! Similarly, he never married Radha!

Out of all the names of Krishna, Nandlal has the most intense story behind it.

Mohammad Rafi who has sung the best bhajans ever in Hindi movies, has sung this too.

All bhajans are my favourite but this one about my favourite Krihsna is dear to me. Please enjoy: Badi der bhayi Nandlala….

o ba.Dii der bha_ii nandalaalaa
terii raah take brajabaalaa
baal gwaal ik ik se puuchhe.n kahaa.N hai muralii waalaa re

ko_ii na jaaye ku.Nj galin me.n tujh bin kaliyaa.N chunane ko
taras rahe hai.n jamunaa ke taT par dhun muralii kii sunane ko
ab to dard dikhaa de naTakhaT kyo.n duvidhaa me.n Daalaa re

sa.nkaT me.n hai aaj wo dharatii jis par tuune janam liyaa
puuraa kar de aaj wachan wo giitaa me.n jo tuune diyaa
tujh bin ko_ii nahii.n hai mohan bhaarat kaa rakhawaalaa re

Song #78
Tumhi mere mandir, tumhi meri puja, tumhi devta ho….

The second one from the 1965 movie Khandan is nearly a bhajan too! And pray, why is that? Because Nutan thinks of Sunil Dutt as a god! She says: Tumhi mere mandir, tumhi meri pooja, tumhi devta ho!

For long this song has been held as the highest standard of the idealism of an Indian woman regarding her husband as the god.

Look at the Filmfare awards won by just one song:

1. Best lyricist Rajendra Krishan.
2. Best music director Ravi.
3. Best singer Lata Mangeshkar.
4. Best actor Sunil Dutt (overall in the movie and not just for this song)

May I also add that the makers of the movie named Nutan Radha in the movie and Sunil Dutt Govind. Was there anything else required to win my heart?

Please enjoy: Tumhi mere mandir, tumhi meri puja, tumhi devta ho….

tumhii.n mere ma.ndir, tumhii.n merii puujaa, tumhii.n devataa ho
koii merii aa.Nkho.n se dekhe to samajhe, ki tum mere kyaa ho
tumhii.n mere ma.ndir, tumhii.n merii puujaa, tumhii.n devataa ho

jidhar dekhatii huu.N udhar tum hii tum ho
na jaane magar kin khayaalo.n me.n gum ho
mujhe dekhakar tum zaraa muskuraa do
nahii.n to mai.n samajhuu.Ngii, mujhase Kafaa ho
tumhii.n mere ma.ndir, tumhii.n merii puujaa, tumhii.n devataa ho

tumhii.n mere maathe kii bi.ndiyaa kii jhil-mil
tumhii.n mere haatho.n ke gajaro.n kii ma.nzil
mai.n huu.N ek chhoTii-sii maaTii kii gu.Diyaa
tumhii.n praaN mere, tumhii.n aatmaa ho
tumhii.n mere ma.ndir, tumhii.n merii puujaa, tumhii.n devataa ho

bahut raat biitii chalo mai.n sulaa duu.N
pavan chhe.De sargam mai.n lorii sunaa duu.N
tumhe.n dekhakar yah Kayaal aa rahaa hai
ki jaise farishtaa koii so rahaa hai
tumhii.n mere ma.ndir, tumhii.n merii puujaa, tumhii.n devataa ho

Song #79
O meri maina….

The 1966 movie Pyar Kiye Ja was directed by Sridhar and starred three men with three women all engaged in Pyar: Kishore Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Mehmood, Mumtaz, Kalpana and Ragini. And as if that wasn’t comedy enough, they had Om Prakash too.

This scene from the movie Pyar Kiye Jaa with Mehmood and Om Prakash is widely rated as amongst the best comic scenes ever.

Songs of the movie were composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal:

1 “Sunle Pyar Ki Dushman Duniya” Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle 05:41
2 “O Meri Maina” Manna Dey, Usha Mangeshkar 03:50
3 “Din Jawani Ke Char (Pyar Kiye Ja)” Kishore Kumar 05:01
4 “Phool Ban Jaunga Shart Ye Hai” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar 04:53
5 “Kisne Pukara Mujhe Mai Aa Gayi” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar 04:20
6 “Gore Haatho Par Naa Julm Karo” Mohammed Rafi 05:05
7 “Dil Humne De Diya” Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 03:25
8 “Kahne Ki Nahi Baat” Mohammed Rafi 04:56

Lets take the one picturised on Mehmood and Mumtaz, if only to bring out Rajendra Krishan delving in comedy.

Please enjoy Manna Dey and Usha Mangeshkar sing: O meri maina….

o meri maina tu man le mera kahna
are muskil ho gaya rahna tere bina
o meri maina tu man le mera kahna
are muskil ho gaya rahna tere bina
bina bina o mere mittu teri mitti boli
mai sunakar teri ho li jalima

dil mera kahe ki banke kabutar
khidaki me teri karu gutar gu
dhana khilaye jo tu mujhe
to mai pyare pyare hatho ko baar baar chumu
dil mera kahe ki banke kabutar
khidaki me teri karu gutar gu
dhana khilaye jo tu mujhe
to mai pyare pyare hatho ko baar baar chumu
o mere kabutar mai bharkar layi jholi
par chonch na tune kholi jalima

hoti mombatti to khidaki me teri
sari sari raat mai karti ujhala
magar jalne ka vo ho
jo pyar me hans hans ke mitne wala
hoti mombatti to khidaki me teri
sari sari raat mai karti ujhala
maza jalne ka jane jo
ho pyar me hans hans ke mitne wala
o meri mohmbatti bana le mujhe batti
mai ho gaya masharatti tere bina

Song #80
Kis tarah jeete hain ye log bata do yaaro…..

His next movie Nai Roshni was also a back to back Sridhar movie: the 1967 movie Nai Roshni that starred Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha and Raj Kumar.

In this movie, after shifting back from comic songs of 1966 movie Pyar Kiye Ja, Rajendra Krishan was back to his deeply serious, rueful and sad songs. Ravi composed the following songs that he penned:

  1. Kis tarah jeete hain ye log.
  2. Teri aankh ka jo ishaara na hota.
  3. Sapne hain sapne, kab huye apne.
  4. Main gunehagaar hoon, jo chahe saza do mujhako.
  5. Gareebon ka jeena bhi hai koi jeena.
  6. Jitni likhi thi muqaddar mein hum utni pi chuke.
  7. Ye tohfa tumhaare pyaar ka.

We shall be taking up two of these.

Here is the first one picturised on Raj Kumar. Please enjoy: Kis tarah jeete hain ye log bata do yaaro…..

kis tarah jiite hai.n ye log bataa do yaaro.n
hamako bhii jiine kaa a.ndaaz sikhaa do yaaro.n
kis tarah jiite hai.n …

pyaar lete hai.n kahaa.N se ye zamaane vaale -2
un galii-kuucho.n kaa rastaa to dikhaa do yaaro.n
hamako bhii jiine kaa …

dard ke naam se vaaqif na jahaa.N ho ko_ii -2
aisii mahafil me.n hame.n bhii biThaa do yaaro.n
hamako bhii jiine kaa …

saath denaa hai to khud piine kii aadat Daalo -2
varanaa maiKaane kaa dar hamase bhii chhu.Daa do yaaro.n
hamako bhii jiine kaa …

Song #81
Jitani likhi thi muqaddar mein ham utani pi chuke….

Here is the second sad song from the 1967 movie Nai Roshini starring Ashok Kumar, Raj Kumar and Mala Sinha.

I forgot to mention to you in the last song: Kis tarah jeete hain ye log that the songs of the movie have been composed by Ravi. The last song as well as this have been sung by Mohammad Rafi.

 

Please enjoy: Jitani likhi thi muqaddar mein ham utani pi chuke….

jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke
jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke
ab to din marne ke hai jitna jina tha ji chuke
jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke

ye jamane ab na aana humko samjhane kabhi
ye jamane ab na aana humko samjhane kabhi
apni kah li sabki sun li hoth ab to si chuke
apni kah li sabki sun li hoth ab to si chuke
ab to din marne ke hai jitna jina tha ji chuke
jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke

ab hamari khusk ankho me na kuch dhunde koi
ab hamari khusk ankho me na kuch dhunde koi
ashk jitne inme the hum pi chuke hum pi chuke
ashk jitne inme the hum pi chuke hum pi chuke
ab to din marne ke hai jitna jina tha ji chuke
jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke

jindagi or maut dono ek hai apne liye
jindagi or maut dono ek hai apne liye
ab kisi ko kya bataye mar chuke ya ji chuke
ab kisi ko kya bataye mar chuke ya ji chuke
ab to din marne ke hai jitna jina tha ji chuke
jitni likhi thi mukaddar me hum utni pi chuke

ghar se beghar ho gaye ab ghar ki yad aaye to kyu
ghar se beghar ho gaye ab ghar ki yad aaye to kyu
jindagi picha na kar hum ji chuke hum ji chuke
jindagi picha na kar hum ji chuke hum ji chuke
ji chuke, ji chuke, ji chuke, ji chuke

Song #82
Mere saamne waali khidaki mein…..

The next movie for which he penned songs was the 1968 A Bhim Singh movie Sadhu Aur Shaitan. Unfortunately, there isn’t a song from the movie worthy of being given here.

Hence we turn to the 1968 movie Padosan that was produced by Mehmood and NC Sippy and directed by Jyoti Swaroop.

The movie starring Sunil Dutt, Saira Bano, Kishore Kumar, Mukri, Keshto Mukherjee and Mehmood is ranked amongst the best Hindi comedy movies ever made. It was a remake of a Telugu and later Tamil movie.

Rajendra Krishan tried his hand at comic songs and light-hearted romance and he was very successful. Rahul Dev Burman was at the top of his form at that time and the songs composed by him are indeed well remembered and popular:

1 “Main Chali Main Chali” Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar 05:04
2 “Bhai Battur” Lata Mangeshkar 04:39
3 “Mere Samne Wali Khidki” Kishore Kumar 02:48
4 “Ek Chatur Naar” Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mehmood 06:18
5 “Kehana Hai.. Kehana Hai Tumse” Kishore Kumar 03:39
6 “Aao Aao Sanwariya” Manna Dey, Mehmood 04:40
7 “Mere Bhole Balam (Meri Pyaari Bindu)” Kishore Kumar, Mukri 03:21
8 “Sharam Aati Hai Magar” Lata Mangeshkar 05:05

We shall be taking up Songs #s 3, 4 and 8 tonight.

The first sang came about with the crafty use of ‘playback’ in the situation Sunil Dutt and Saira Bano were in. They were in houses opposite to each other (that’s why the name of the movie: Padosan, a lady-neighbour) with windows from each house providing the view of the other house. Sunil Dutt was wooing Saira Bano. He didn’t know singing and hence took the help of ustaad Kishore Kumar to sing his feelings to her (from the back of the room) whilst he just lip-synced at the window/balcony to make it appear to her as if he was singing!

Please enjoy: Mere saamne waali khidaki mein…..

mere saamane vaalii khi.Dakii me.n
ek chaa.nd kaa Tuka.Daa rahataa hai
afasos ye hai ke vo hamase
kuchh ukha.Daa ukha.Daa rahataa hai

jis roz se dekhaa hai usako
ham shamaa jalaanaa bhuul gae
dil thaam ke aise baiThe hai.n
kahii.n aanaa jaanaa bhuul gae
ab aaTh pahar in aa.Nkho.n me.n
vo cha.nchal mukha.Daa rahataa hai

barasaat bhii aakar chalii ga_ii
baadal bhii garaj kar baras gae
par usakii ek jhalak ko ham
ai husn ke maalik taras gae
kab pyaas bujhegii aa.Nkho.n kii
din raat ye dukha.Daa rahataa hai

Song #83
Ek chatur naar…..

If you saw the last part of the last song: Mere samne wali khidaki mein from the 1968 movie Padosan, you would have noticed that Saira Bano is quite impressed by Sunil Dutt’s song (that he lip-synched with Kishore Kumar, his ustaad singing in the background in his house). However, she challenges him to a duet with her guru Mehmood (with Manna Dey singing for him).

This duet is the Comic Song #1 in Hindi movies and has stayed at that number for 48 years now.

The antics of Kishore Kumar finally win.

The plan to have Kishore Kumar sing ‘playback’ for Sunil Dutt when the latter stands in the window facing his padosan Saira Bano’s house is hatched.

Once again, Rajendra Krishan‘s lyrics for this farcical comic song are simply superb and so is RD Burman‘s composition.

Please enjoy: Ek chatur naar…..

ek chatur nAr kar ke si.ngAr
mere man ke dvAr ye ghusat jaat
ham marat jaat, are he he he
yak chatur nAr kar ke si.ngAr…

pa re sa, sa sa sa ni dh sa
sa re sa dha dha pa
pa dha sa re sa
sa re ga dha pa

yak chatur nar kar ke si.ngaa… r

ki: ##ummm ## dham
mah: ayyo !
ki: are dham, o dham, o dham dham dham ruk
##umm ## bru – 2
o a aa i ii u U e ai o au a.n a: ##(vowels)##
um nAm nAm nAm nAm nAm nAm
nAm nAm lama lama lama lama la
um bal bal bal bal re,
bal bal bal bal re, bal bal bal bal re
om

ek chatur nAr ba.DI hoshiyAr – 2
apane hI jaal me.n phasat jaat
ham hasat jaat are ho ho ho ho ho !
ek chatur nAr ba.DI hoshiyar

su: tuu kyo.n…
mah: chhI re

kare lAkh lAkh duniyA chaturAI
chhuTTI kar dU.ngA mai.n usakI
abake jo AvAz lagAI
chhuTTI kar dU.ngA, aa aa aa…
tA jum, taka jum, taka num, yaka jum
tak tankidia…

ki: pa.Dh ke botan chIr bi chakkar – 2 (?)
har bud khudi-budi khud kar – 2
chhiTake to rere mon mAkhan – 2
sab chale gaye, sab chale gaye chidamudh chiting chitubud
chitubud gaay, chitubud gaay, chitubud haay haay haay

jA re, jaa re kAre kAgA
kA kA kA kyo.n shor machaaye
us nArI kA dAs nA ban jo
rAh chalat ko rAh bulAe

kaalaa re jaa re jaa re
are nAle me.n jaake tuu mu.Nh dhoke aa
Kaalaa re ga re ga re

mah: ye ga.Daba.D jI
ki: o gA re gA re
mah: ye sur badalA
ki: o gA re gA re
mah: ye hamako maTakA bolA
ki : o gA re gA re
mah: ye sur kidhar hai jI, ye sur…; ye…, ennAyA idhu ##(Tamil)##
yek chatur naar…
am chho.DegA nahii.n jI
yek chatur naar…
am paka.Dake rakhegA jI

ye ghusat jaat
ham marat jaat are aa aa aa

tuu kyA jAne kyA hai nArI
jis tan laage more nainA
usape sArI duniyA vArI

mah: nAch nA jaane, A.ngan te.DhA
Teee.DhA, Te.DhA Te.DhA Te.DhA Te.DhA – 4
naach nA jaane, aa.ngan Te.DhA
Te.DhA Te.DhA Te.DhA Te.DhA – 4
us sa.ng lAge more nainA
abake jo AvAz lagAI

ki: o Te.Dhe!
mah: oy
ki: o ke.De!
mah: o yA
ki: are sIdhe ho jaa re
sIdhe ho jaa re
sIdhe ho jaa
vAh rI cha.ndaniyA, vAh re chakore
rAm banAI ye kaisii jo.DI
kare nachAyA tA tA thaiyyA
tAl pe naache la.nga.DI gho.DI
are dekhI
are dekhI terI chaturAI
mah: ye phir ga.Daba.D
ki: are dekhI terI chaturaaI
mah: phir bhaTakAyA
ki: tujhe suro.n kI samajh nahii.n aaI
tUne korI ghAs hI khAI
are gho.De!
mah: ye gho.DA bolA
ki: o nigo.De!
mah: ye gaalI diyA
ki: are dekhI terI chaturAI
mah: yek chatur naar…
ki: gho.De dekhI terI chaturAI
mah: yek chatur naar…
ki: gho.De dekhI terI chaturAI
mah: yek chatur naar…
ki: ek chatur naar…
ki: ek chatur naar…
mah: ayyo gho.De terI…
ki: are gho.De terI…
mah: kyA re ye gho.DA-chatur, gho.DA-chatur bolA,
yek pe rahanA yA gho.DA bolo yA chatur bolo… gaao
ki: ek chatur naar ba.DI hoshiyaar
apane hI jaal me.n phasat jaat
ek chatur naar! ##(Tune becomes faster here) ##
ba.DI hoshiyArI!
ye ghusat jaat
mah: ham marat jaat, marat jaat ##(Mahmood gets stuck) ##
ye aTak gayaa !!!

ki: sa re ga ma pa, he aa aa…, he … … !!!!

Song #84
Sharm aasti hai magar…..

Music Director RD Burman

The last song penned by Rajendra Krishan tonight, from the 1968 movie Padosan, is a favourite of mine sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It has exceedingly good lyrics penned by Rajendra Krishan and its composition by RD Burman is excellent.

This is when Saira Bano accepts Sunil Dutt’s love after he fights against ruffians to protect her and gets badly wounded.

Please enjoy: Sharm aasti hai magar…..

sharm aatii hai magar aaj ye kahanaa hogaa
ab hame.n aap ke qadamo.n hii me.n rahanaa hogaa

aap se ruuTh ke ham jitanaa jiye Kaak jiye
ka_ii ilzaam liye aur ka_ii ilzaam diye
aaj ke baad magar kuchh bhii na kahanaa hogaa

aap ke pyaar kaa biimaar hamaaraa dil hai
aap ke Gam kaa khariidaar hamaaraa dil hai
aap ko apanaa ko_ii dard na sahanaa hogaa

Song #85
Dil mera tumhari adayen le gayi….

His next movie in 1968 was another A Bhimsingh movie Gauri starring Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Nutan and Mumtaz.

Sunil Dutt and Nutan in a scene from the 1968 movie Gauri

Ravi, once gain paired with Rajinder Krishan to produce the following songs:

1 “Dil Meraa Tumharee Adaye Le Gayee” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Mor Bole Chakor Bole Aaj Radha Ke Naino Me Shyam Dole” Lata Mangeshkar
3 “Log To Markar Jalte Honge Mai Jite Ji Jalta Hu Aankh Me Sapne Phoolo Ke” Mohammed Rafi
4 “Main Akela Ja Raha Tha Kya Khabar Thi Mere Pichhe Hai Gamo Ka Karva” Mohammed Rafi
5 “Dil Meraa Tumharee Adaye Le Gayee” Mohammed Rafi
6 “Baaj Ri Mori Payaliya, Mai Toh Ruthe Piya Ko Manane Chali” Asha Bhosle
7 “Pahle Wafa Ka Apni Yakeen Toh Dilaiye Phir Uske Baad Lakh Hume Aajamaiye” Asha Bhosle

Lets listen to the first one, sung by Mohammad Rafi and picturised on Sunil Dutt and Mumtaz, both in white including her bindi and his shoes: Dil mera tumhari adayen le gayi….

dil meraa tumhaarii adaa_e.N le ga_ii.n -2
dil chhiin lene vaalii nigaahe.n le ga_ii.n
dil meraa tumhaarii …

mukha.De pe giratii ye zulfe.n sa.mbhaali_e
naazuk hai dil meraa yuu.N naa uchhaali_e
jaa.N merii ye qaatil jafaa_e.N le ga_ii.n
dil meraa tumhaarii …

fasl-e-bahaar hai din hai.n shabaab ke
paa.Nv zamii.n par nahii.n pa.Date janaab ke
bahaare.n to ba.Dhake balaa_e.N le ga_ii.n
dil meraa tumhaarii …

bijalii giraa_oge yaa fitane jagaa_oge
ghabaraa ke merii hii baa.Nho.n me.n aa_oge
ye baazii to merii du_aa_e.N le ga_ii.n
dil meraa tumhaarii …

Song #86
Mohabbat ke khuda….

For the 1968 movie Brahmachari starring Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran and Mumtaz, Shankar Jaikishan were the composers of some marvelous songs that won Filmfare awards: Mohammad Rafi for singing Dil ke jharokhe mein and Shailendra for Main gaayun tum so jaao and of course S-J for their music in the film.

The film’s six songs could have been easily divided equally between Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. However, not many people know that Rajinder Krishan penned one of the songs:

1 “Mohabbat Ke Khuda” Mohammed Rafi Rajendra Krishan
2 “Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein” Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
3 “Tu Bemisaal Hain (Teri Tarif Kya Karoon)” Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
4 “Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche” Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur Hasrat Jaipuri
5 “Chakke Men Chakka Chakke Pe Gaadi” Mohammed Rafi Shailendra
6 “Main Gaoon Tum So Jao” Mohammed Rafi Shailendra

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing his: Mohabbat ke khuda….

koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai
hame tum kya samajhte ho
hame tum kya samajhte ho, mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda khuda
koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai
hame tum kya samajhte ho
hame tum kya samajhte ho, mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda hum hai
koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai

phulo ki taazgi tu hai, kaliyo ki naazgi tu hai
ab teri zindgi main hai, aur meri zindgi tu hai
mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda hum hai
koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai

aankho se pyar chalka ke ho dekha jo tune sharma ke
pahlu me tere aa baithe hum do jahan thukra ke
mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda hum hai
koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai

hotho ke jaam apne hai, ye subaho sham apne hai
kya phul aur kya taare ye sab gulam apne hai
mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda hum hai
koi pyar hame bhi karta hai, hum par bhi koi marta hai
hame tum kya samajhte ho
hame tum kya samajhte ho, mohabbat ke khuda hum hai
khuda hum hai, khuda khuda khuda khuda

Song #87
Kabhi kabhi aisa bhi to hota hai…..

That brings us to the year 1969. The first movie with his songs that year was Waris starring Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Mehmood, Arun Irani and Prem Chopra. It was the remake of 1967 Tamil movie Naan which was first remade in Telugu as Nenante Nene (1968).

RD Burman paired with Rajendra Krishan again after Padosan and they made the following songs:

1 “Chahe Koi Mujhe Bhoot Kaho” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle 4:38
2 “Parody Song” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle 4:37
3` “Ek Bechara Pyaar Ka Mara” Mohammed Rafi 3:37
4 “Lehra Ke Aya Hain Jhoka Bahar Ka” Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi 4:22
5 “Kabhi Kabhi Aisa Bhi Hota Hain” Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi 3:31
6 “Dil Ki Lagi Ko Chhupaoon Kaise” Lata Mangeshkar 3:14
7 “Waris” Title Music

Lets listen to this enchanting duet between Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi: Kabhi kabhi aisa bhi to hota hai…..

ra: kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to hotaa hai zi.ndagii me.n
raah me.n chalate-chalate raahii, kho gae be-Kudii me.n
la: kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to hotaa hai zi.ndagii me.n
raah me.n chalate-chalate raahii, kho gae be-Kudii me.n
ra: kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to …

la: kis ko pataa thaa, chaa.Ndanii jaaegii
ra: haay, kaalii ghaTaa chhaaegii
la: Tha.nDii puhaar hame.n paas-paas laaegii
ra: hm, baat ban jaaegii
la: dil kii dha.Dakan sur badalegii gha.Dii do gha.Dii me.n
kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to hotaa hai zi.ndagii me.n
raah me.n chalate-chalate raahii, kho gae be-Kudii me.n
kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to …

ra: ni.ndiyaa ke baadal, ghir-ghir aae hai.n
la: o o, aa.Nkho.n pe chhaae hai.n
ra: o ra.Ng bhare sapano.n ko sa.Ng-sa.Ng laae hai.n
la: aa, jaal bichhaae hai.n
ra: pyaar kii khushabuu mahak rahii hai, saa.Nso.n kii raaginii me.n
la: dil kii dha.Dakan sur badalegii gha.Dii do gha.Dii me.n
kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to hotaa hai zi.ndagii me.n
raah me.n chalate-chalate raahii, kho gae be-Kudii me.n
kabhii kabhii aisaa bhii to …

Song #88
Ai dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai….

The 1969 movie Sachaai was the second movie in quick succession (after Brahmachari) that was a Shammi Kapoor starrer, had music by Shankar Jaikishan and had songs penned by Rajendra Krishan:

1 “Sau Baras Ke Zindagi Se” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
2 “Ae Dost Mere Maine Duniya Dekhi Hai” Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey
3 “More Saiyan Pakde Baiyan” Asha Bhosle
4 “Kabse Dhari Hai Samne Botal Sharab Ki” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
5 “Beet Chali Haye Ram” Asha Bhosle
6 “Mere Gunaah Maaf Kar” Mohammed Rafi

Lets listen to Mohammad Rafi and Manna Dey (the latter singing for Sanjeev Kumar) singing: Ai dost mere maine duniya dekhi hai….

ai dost mere maine duniyaa dekhii hai
achchhii tarah apanii nazar se dekhii hai
yahaa.N achchhaa buraa kaun hai pahachaananaa mushqil

sach kii puujaa karane vaale hamane bhuukhe marate dekhe
jhuuTh kaa daaman thaamane vaale hamane mauje.n karate dekhe
phuulo.n kii sej par so kar jhuuThe ko aaraam naa aa_e
lekin sachche ko pal bhar me.n kaa.NTo.n par nii.nd aa jaa_e
ai dost mere …

jisakaa man ho saaf ( vo girakar ) -2 bhii uupar aataa hai
chaa.Nd ko dekho jo ghaT-ghaT kar phir bhii aage ba.Dh jaataa hai
jisakaa taaraa chamakaa sab ne ba.Dhakar usakaa saath diyaa
girate ko yahaa.N kisane thaamaa kisane usako haath diyaa
apanii to har subah holii apanii to har shaam diivaalii
do din kii ye duniyaa saath nahii.n hai jaane vaalii
ai dost mere …

Song #89
Night is lovely dark and cool…..

(Poster courtesy: soundtrackcollector.com)

In his next movie, the 1969 movie Pyar Ka Sapna he penned both the lyrics of the songs as well as the dialogues. Chitragupta composed the following songs:

1. “Jee lagta nahi apna in desi nazaro mein” Mohammed Rafi
2. “Aye meri zindagi, tu nahi ajnabi” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
3. “Haseeno ki aankho ka tara rahunga” Mohammed Rafi
4. “Night is lovely dark and cool” Asha Bhosle
5. “Tere chehre se hatey aankh to” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar

This was a Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie. I am giving you Night is lovely dark and cool to bring out the versatility of Rajendra Krishan as well as that of Asha Bhosle.

Please enjoy: Night is lovely dark and cool…..

night is lovely dark and cool
night is lovely dark and cool
night is lovely dark and cool

dard suhani raat andheri
dard suhani raat andheri
puri hui tamanna meri
mil gaya mera phul
night is lovely dark and cool
night is lovely dark and cool

der se aaya dur se aaya
lekin aaya aaj
der se aaya dur se aaya
lekin aaya aaj
pahanyega apne hatho sar pe mere taz
mai samjhi thi daga de gaya
ye thi meri bhul
night is lovely dark and cool
night is lovely dark and cool

tere karan o mere saajan
raat hai lovely lovely
jab mera dilbar hai lovely
har baat hai lovely lovely
karde pyar se ek ishara
lovely sweet and cool
night is lovely dark and cool
night is lovely dark and cool

Song #90
Pyaar to ek din hona tha….

The 1969 movie Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati was directed by Bhappi Sonie on a story by Sachin Bhomwick. It starred two Kapoors: Shashi Kapoor and Babita.

Rajendra Krishan and Kalyanji Anandji produced the following songs:

1 “Aaye Baithe Khaye Piye Khiske” Mohammed Rafi
2 “Chandni Raat Mein” Mohammad Rafi
3 “Hello Hello Everybody” Asha Bhosle
4 “Jeevan Path Par Pyar Ne Chhedi” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
5 “Kuchh Kahen To Khafa” Mohammed Rafi
6 “Pyar To Ek Din Hona Tha” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
7 “Raja Tohe Nainon Se Madira” Asha Bhosle

Lets listen to this vivacious duet between Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle: Pyaar to ek din hona tha….

ra : pyaar to ik din ( honaa thaa ) -2
ho gayaa -3
aa : dil to ik din ( khonaa thaa ) -2
kho gayaa -3

ra : ai jaan-e-jaa.N
aa : bolo-bolo meharabaa.N
ra : tere dam se zindagii hai javaa.N
ai dilarubaa.N
aa : kyaa soche.n jo kar baiThe tum diivaane se pyaaar
ho gayaa -3

ai hamanashii.n
ra : bolo-bolo naazanii.n
aa : hamane dekhaa chaa.Nd bhii tere jaisaa to nahii.n
hamasafar
ra : haa.N jaan-e-jigar
aa : tumako diyaa thaa dil rakhane ko hamane jo ik baar
kho gayaa -3
ra : pyaar to ik din …

shriimatii jii aa_i_e
aa : shriimaan faramaa_i_e
ra : yahii hai.n jinakii baa.Nhe.n ho.ngii mere gale kaa haar
aa : pyaar to ik din …

Song #91
Doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali…

The 1969 movie Doli starring Rajesh Khanna and Babita saw Rajendra Krishan, once again pairing with Ravi to produce the following songs:

1. Doli Chadh Ke Dulhan Sasuraal Chali
2. Sajana Sath Nibhana
3. Danto Tale Daba Kar Honth
4. Aaj Mai Dekhu Jidhar Jidhar
5. Aaj Pila De Saaqi Apni Aankhe Ke Maykhane Se
6. Pehle Jhuk Kar Karo Salaam Fir Bataau Apna Naam

The first one, the title song, was sung by Mahendra Kapoor.

Please enjoy: Doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali…

doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke
kaise hasrat se baabul ki dekhen gali
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke

dil na maane magar aaj jana bhi hai
apane saajan se vaada nibhana bhi hai
dil na maane magar aaj jana bhi hain
apane saajan se vaada nibhana bhi hai
saamne ek nayi zindagi hai magar
pichhe gujara hua ek zamana bhi hai
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke
kaise hasrat se baabul ki dekhen gali
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke

doliya khush naseebo ki sajati rahe
mehandiyan sabke haatho mein rachati rahe
doliya khush naseebo ki sajati rahen
mehandiya sabke haatho mein rachati rahe
phool chehro ke bhi muskurate rahe
phool chehro ke bhi muskurate rahe
chudiyaan dulhano ki khanakti rahen
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke
kaise hasrat se baabul ki dekhen gali
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke

koi ghunghat hata dega jab raat ko
bhul jaayegi maike ki har baat ko
koi ghunghat hata dega jab raat ko
bhul jaayegi maike ki har baat ko
apane raaja ki baahon mein so jaayegi
apane raaja ki baahon mein so jaayegi
leke palkon mein khushiyon ki baraat ko
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke
kaise hasrat se baabul ki dekhe gali
doli chadh ke dulhan sasuraal chali doli chadh ke

Song #92
Sajna saath nibhana…..

Another song from 1969 movie Doli is worth mentioning. This is regarding the reassurance that a woman needs from her love. Regrettably in the movie Prem Chopra didn’t come equal to it. Ravi‘s composition is superb.

It has been sung by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor.

Please enjoy: Sajna saath nibhana…..

sajana sath nibhana, sajana sath nibhana
sathi meri baharo ke rah me chhod naa jana
sathi meri baharo ke rah me chhod naa jana
sajana sath nibhana

aake chala jaye jamana jo bahar kaa
phul murjhaye naa tere mere pyar kaa
aake chala jaye jamana jo bahar kaa
phul murjhaye naa tere mere pyar kaa
aaj ke vade sajana, aaj ki bate sajana
bhul naa jana, bhul naa jana
sajana sath nibhana, sajana sath nibhana
sathi meri baharo ke, rah me chhod naa jana
sajana sath nibhana

waise toh hajaro najare meri rah me ek
bas too hi samaya hai nigaho me
waise toh hajaro najare meri rah me ek
bas too hi samaya hai nigaho me
pyar ki rasme sajana, pyar ki rasme sajana
bhul naa jana, bhul naa jana
sajana sath nibhana, sajana sath nibhana
sathi meri baharo ke rah me chhod naa jana
kisne sath nibhaya, kisne sath nibhaya
dil ko ek khilona samjha
khela aur thukraya, kisne sath nibhaya

kaha ke yeh vade yeh kasme kaha ki
kaha hai woh duniya yeh bate hai jaha ki
jhuthi nagari jhuthe jogi, prit bhi sachhi kaise hogi
achha dhong rachaya, achha dhong rachay
kisne sath nibhaya, kisne sath nibhaya
dil ko ek khilona samjha
khela aur thukraya, kisne sath nibhaya

Song #93
Kis kis ko pyar karun….

His next film in 1969 also starred Babita; however, this time with Shammi Kapoor: Tumse Achha Kaun Hai. Aruna Irani, Pran, Mehmood and Shubha Khote were in supporting roles.

The movies songs, penned by Rajendra Krishan and Hasrat Jaipuri were composed by Shankar Jaikishan. By this time, having lost Shailendra in Aug 1966, S-J were firmly with Rajendra Krishan, having tried him with just one song in Brahmachari earlier.

Here are the songs that they made together for this movie:

1. Aa.Nkho.n me.n aa.Nkhe.n naa Daalo mujhe kuchh hotaa hai.
2. Janam\-janam kaa saath hai nibhaane ko.
3. Kabhii hamane … tumase achchhaa kaun hai.
4. Kis kis ko pyaar karun.
5. Ganga Meree Ma Kaa Nam.
6. Rangat Teri Surat Si Kisi Me Nahi Nahi.
7. Pyar Ka Le Kar Udan Khatola Aaya Prem Pujari.

Here is a song that tells of the moving into modern age (with full antics of Shammi Kapoor) for Rajendra Krishan and for its singer Mohammad Rafi, the god of songs who could sing with ease all kinds of songs.

Please enjoy: Kis kis ko pyar karun….

kis kis kis kisko kisko
kisko pyar karo, kaise pyar karu
kisko pyar karu, kaise pyar karu
tu bhi hai ye bhi hai, vo bhi hai
kisko pyar karu, kaise pyar karu
tu bhi hai ye bhi hai, vo bhi hai
kisko pyar karu

mere liye to ho gayi mushkil
kaise bantu ek mera dil
mere liye to ho gayi mushkil
kaise bantu ek mera dil
kis kisko pyar karu kaise pyar karu
tu bhi hai ye bhi hai vo bhi hai haye
kisko pyar karu

dekhu jidhar mai, shole hi shole
dil hai akhir, kaise na dhole haye
kis kisko pyar karu kaise pyar karu
tu bhi hai ye bhi hai vo bhi hai hay
kisko pyar karu

is ko surat, pyar ki murat
sabko lekin meri jarurat
is ko surat, pyar ki murat
sabko lekin meri jarurat
kis kisko pyar karu kaise pyar karu
tu bhi hai ye bhi hai vo bhi hai hay
kaise pyar karu, kisko pyar karu
kaise pyar karu, kisko pyar karu

Song #94
Sukh ke sab saathi, dukh mein na koi….

His next movie for which he penned the songs as well as the dialogues was the 1970 movie Jawaab starring Jeetendra and Leena Chandavarkar. These songs were composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and I haven’t selected any for posting it here:

1 “Kis Karan Jogan Jog Liya” Mohd. Rafi Jeetendra
2 “Chali Kahan Hasti Gati Chanchal Nadiayon” Mukesh Jeetendra
3 “Arrey Amma Wohi Mua Dekho ” Kishore Kumar Jeetendra, Leena Chandavarkar
4 “Zindagi Woh Kya, Na Pyar Jis Mein Ho” Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi Jeetendra, Leena Chandavarkar
5 “Tanhai Mein Dil Ghabraye” Lata Mangeshkar Leena Chandavarkar
6 “Aaja Meri Jaan Yeh Hai June Ka Mahina” Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar Mehmood, Aruna Irani

(Poster courtesy: preetlari.com)

His next movie was Gopi starring Dilip Kumar in the title role with Saira Bano opposite him. Kalyanji Anandji composed the following songs penned by him:

1. Akele Hi Akele Chale Hain Kahan Lata Mangeshkar
2. Bhaiyyaa, Aaj To Ham Tumhen Ek Nae Jamaanekii Kathaa
3. Sunaaenge Mahendra Kapoor
4. Ramchandra Keh Gaye Siyase Mahendra Kapoor
5. Sukh Ke Sab Saathi Dukh Mein Na Koi Mohammed Rafi
6. Gentlemen gentlemen Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor

The finest bhajans in Hindi movie have been sung by Mohammad Rafi and this one is a favourite.

Please enjoy: Sukh ke sab saathi, dukh mein na koi….

sukh ke saba saathii dukhame.n na koii
mere raama, mere raama
teraa naama hai saachaa duujaa na koii

jiivana aanii jaanii chhaayaa
jhuuThii maayaa jhuuThii kaayaa
phira kaahe ko saarii umariyaa
paapakii gaTharii Dhoii

naa kuchha teraa naa kuchha meraa
ye jaga jogiivaalaa pheraa
raajaa ho yaa ra.nka sabhiikaa
a.nta ekasaa hoii

baaharakii tuu maaTii phaa.nke
manake bhiitara kyuu.n na jhaa.nke
ujale tanapara maana kiyaa aur
manakii maila na dhoii

Song #95
Ai meri aankhon ke pehle sapne……

The 1971 movie Reshma Aur Shera was produced and directed by Sunil Dutt and starred him, Waheeda Rehman, Rakhee, Vinod Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.

Sunil Dutt asked Jaidev to compose the songs penned by Rajinder Krishan and Balkavi Bairagi. The first one that I wanted to give you is by Balkavi Bairagi:

1. “Tu Chandaa Main Chaandani, Tu Taruvar Main Shaakh Re” – Lata Mangeshkar
2. “Tauba Tauba Meri Tauba, Ek To Ye Bharpur Jawani” – Asha Bhosle
3. “Zalim Meri Sharab Me Ye Kya Mila Diya” – Manna Dey
4. “Mai Aaj Pawan Me Paau” – Lata Mangeshkar
5. “Jabse Lagan Lagaayi Re, Umar Bhar Nind Na Aayi Re” – Asha Bhosle
6. “Nafarat Ki Ek Hi Thokar Ne Ye Kya Se Kya Kar Dala Re” – Manna Dey

In the next movie of 1971: Man Mandir, Waheeda Rehman was once again there but this time opposite Sanjeev Kumar. Laxmikant Pyarelal composed the following songs:

“A Meri Aankhon Ke Pehele Sapne (Sad)” – Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
“Ae Meri Aankhon Ke Pahle Sapne (Happy)” – Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh
“Jaadugar Tere Nayanaa Dil Jaayegaa Bachake Kahaan” – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
“Munna Jayega Bazaar” – Suman Kalyanpur
“Jadugar Tere Naina” – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
“Aa Aaja Abhi Nahi Kabhi Nahi” – Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
“Kahiye Ji Kya Loge Dil Loge Dil Kho Doge” – Asha Bhosle

Please enjoy both the happy and sad versions of: Ai meri aankhon ke pehle sapne…...

la : ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke pahale sapane
ra.ngiin sapane maasuum sapane
palako.n kaa palanaa jhulaa_uu.N tujhe
gaa-gaa ke lorii sulaa_uu.N tujhe
ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke …

ek-ek pal ginuu.N us gha.Dii ke li_e
jisakii ummiid me.n har ko_ii maa.N ji_e
ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke …
mu : o ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke …

mai.n abhii se terii sun rahaa huu.N sadaa
duur jaise kahii.n saaz ho baj rahaa
ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke …

do : ai merii aa.Nkho.n ke …

Song #96
Mere dil ne jo maanga mil gaya…..

For the next movie Rakhwaala, three lyricists: Indeevar, Hasrat Jaipuri and Rajinder Krishan were used. Kalyanji Anandji composed the following songs:

1 “Rahne Do Gile Shikwe” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
2 “Mere Dil Ne Jo Maanga” Lata Mangeshkar
3 “Tere Nain” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
4 “Tere Umar Ki Phoolwari” Lata Mangeshkar
5 “Tu Itna Samajh Le Sanam” Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
6 “Ye Kaisa Maine Madhur Si” Mohammed Rafi

Dharmendra and Leena Chandravarkar enacting another song from Rakhwala: Rehane do gile shikwe

The best of the lot was, however, penned by Rajinder Krishan! It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy: Mere dil ne jo maanga mil gaya…..

aa
mere dil ne jo maa.Ngaa mil gayaa -2
mai.nne jo kuchh bhii chaahaa mil gayaa
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N -2

mere dil ne jo maa.Ngaa mil gayaa
mai.nne jo kuchh bhii chaahaa mil gayaa
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N

( mu.Nh chhupaa kar gayaa hai a.ndheraa
mere jiiwan kaa aayaa saveraa ) -2
aaj kadamo.n me.n jhukane lagaa aasamaa.N -2
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N
mere dil ne jo maa.Ngaa mil gayaa
mai.nne jo kuchh bhii chaahaa mil gayaa
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N

dhiire dhiire mere sapane ik nayaa ra.ng aa.Nkho.n me.n laaye
miiThe miiThe ko_ii naGame.n dil kii wiiraan waadii me.n gaaye
dekhate dekhate kaise badalaa samaa.N
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N
mere dil ne jo maa.Ngaa mil gayaa
mai.nne jo kuchh bhii chaahaa mil gayaa
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N

( ye nayaa mo.D hai zi.ndagii kaa
chhaa rahaa hai nashaa bekhudii kaa ) -2
ab to phuulo.n me.n hogaa meraa aashiyaa.N -2
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N
mere dil ne jo maa.Ngaa mil gayaa
mai.nne jo kuchh bhii chaahaa mil gayaa
ho ga_ii pyaar kii har tamannaa tamannaa javaa.N

Song #97
Dekha na haay re socha na…..

His next movie was the 1972 movie Shehzaada starring Rajesh Khanna and Rakhee. RD Burman composed the following songs:

1. “Rimjhim Rimjhim Dekho Baras Rahee Hai” Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Rajesh Khanna 3.20
2. “Naa Jaeeyo, Naa Jaeeyo, Chhod Ke Naa” Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Rajesh Khanna 3.20
3. “Thokar Mein Hai Meree Saaraa Zamaanaa” Kishore Kumar 4.17
4. “Pariyon Kee Nagaree Se Aayaa Chunnoo” Kishore Kumar 4.14
5. “Ho Tere Atharoo Chun Levaan Main” Mohammad Rafi 5.00

I am not giving you any.

His next movie was Maalik that starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Songs were composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Once again I am not giving any:

1 “Khana Milega Pina Milega” Kishore Kumar
2 “Aa Man Se Man Ki Dor” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar
3 “Aarti Utaro Radheshyam Ki” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar
4 “Duniya Ki Har Maa Apne Bete Ko” Lata Mangeshkar
5 “Kanhaiya Tujhe Aana Padega” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar
6 “O Malik Mere Aaye Hai Sahare Tere” Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar
7 “Radhe Krishna Bol Mukh Se” Mahendra Kapoor
8 “Kanhaiya Tujhe Aana Padega” Mahendra Kapoor

Next we come to the 1972 movie Bombay to Goa that was a remake of Tamil film Madras to Pondicherry. This Mehmood movie launched the career of Amitabh Bachchan as a lead cast and of Mehmood’s brother Anwar Ali.

Pic courtesy: thehindu.com

Once again, as in Mehmood movie Padosan, RD Burman was the Music Director and he composed following of Rajendra Krishan’s lyrics into songs:

“Dekha Na Haye Re” – Kishore Kumar
“Tum Meri Zindagi Mein” – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
“Listen To The Pouring Rain” – Usha Uthup
“Dil Tera Hai Main Bhi Teri” – Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
“Haye Haye Yeh Thanda Paani” – Asha Bhosle
“Yeh Mehki Mehki Thandi Hawa” – Kishore Kumar

Lets listen to the first one sung by Kishore Kumar.

Please enjoy: Dekha na haay re socha na…..

(dekhaa na haay re sochaa na haay re rakh dii nishaane pe jaa.N
kadamo.n me.n tere nikale meraa dil hai bas yahii aramaa.N) – 2

Dole Dole Dole ae ae ,Dole Dole Dole ae ae , Dole Dole ae ae aae

(miT jaaye.nge mar jaaye.nge, kaam koI kar jaaye.nge
marake bhI chain nA mile, to jaaye.nge yaaro.n kahaa.N ) – 2
are oho … huu.N huu.N huu.N
dekhaa nA haay …

(qaatil hai kaun, kahaa.Nahii.n jAye
chup bhI to rahaa nahii.n jaaye
bulabul hai kaun, kaun sayyaad
kuchh to kaho re meri jaa.N ) – 2
are oho … huu.N huu.N huu.N
dekhaa nA haay …

(ghar se nikale ham khaake qasam
chho.De.nge piichhaa nA ham
sar pe kafan baa.ndhe hue, aaye dIvaanaa yahaa.N ) – 2
are oho … huu.N huu.N huu.N

dekhaa nA haay re sochaa nA haay re rakh dii nishaane pe jaa.N
kadamo.n me.n tere nikale meraa dil hai bas yahii aramaa.N

Song #98
Rafta Rafta dekho aankh meri ladi hai….

(Poster courtesy: bollywooddeewana.com)

His next movie was the 1973 movie Kahani Kismat Ki that starred Dharmendra and Rekha in the lead roles.

In the last few movies you would have noticed that Rajendra Krishan has tried to reinvent himself from those serious sad ghazals of Adaalat days to noisy, peppy songs whose lyrics were nowhere near as meaningful and beautiful as those of his earlier days (it didn’t happen with our Lyricist #1 Shailendra and my all time favourite Shakeel Badayuni)

Kalyanji Anandji composed the following songs on his lyrics:

1 “Rafta Rafta” Kishore Kumar, Rekha
2 “Are Rafta Rafta Dekho” Kishore Kumar, Rekha
3 “Duniya Mujhse Kahti Hai Ki Peena” Kishore Kumar
4 “Kab Tak Na Dogi Dil” Kishore Kumar
5 “Kahani Kismat Ki” Mukesh
6 “Rafta Rafta (II)” Kishore Kumar
7 “Tu Yaar Mera” Asha Bhosle

Please enjoy: Rafta Rafta dekho aankh meri ladi hai….

## The beginning of this song is as follows ##
ki: are suno suno, o bhaaiyo.n, bahano.n
are magan bhaaii, o chhagan bhaaii, o saamaalo re daamaalo
o suno suno
o raaghobaa, o dho.nDiibaa
o karnal si.nh
o jarnail si.nh
o tussii bhii suno paappe
## Then the song starts ##
ki: are raftaa raftaa dekho aa.Nkh merii la.Dii hai (2)
aa.Nkh jisase la.Dii hai vo paas mere kha.Dii hai
mujhe jaanatii hai jabase ye maratii hai tabase
mai.n bhii isase chorii chhupe chaahataa huu.N tabase
dil me.n ye mere bas ga_ii !
ai ku.Dii fa.Ns gaI !!

re: ye tum kyaa kah rahe ho ? maine aisaa to nahii.n kahaa thaa

ki: he he !! are raftaa raftaa dekho aa.Nkh merii la.Dii hai
aa.Nkh jisase la.Dii hai vo paas mere kha.Dii hai
## Fabulous interlude ##
ki: mujhe pyaar sikhaayaa kisane? isane! (2)
mujhe pyaar sikhaake diivaanaa banaayaa kisane? isane!
ye pyaar kaa kamaal hai sharaab kaa suruur nahii.n
honaa thaa so ho gayaa kisiikaa bhii qusuur nahii.n
haatho.n me.n mere ras gaI !!
e ku.Dii fa.Ns gaI !!
re: ohfo! ye tum kyaa kah rahe ho?
maine aisaa to nahii.n kahaa thaa!!

ki: ## hmm hmmmm!! ## are raftaa …

## Interlude ##
ki: are pahalii sharaarat kisane kii? isane kii! (2)
are pahalii sharaarat karake mohabbat kisane kii?
isane kii!!
isako pasa.nd mai.n, mujhe ye pasa.nd hai
dil mil jaate ???? baate.n yahaa.N ba.nd hai.n
## (unsure of above line) ##
baat hai ye asalii!!
o paa.nDobaa, poragii fasalii re fasalii!
re: paagal ho gae ho kyaa? maine aisaa to nahii.n kahaa thaa!
ki: aagaye! zavaal ye laajo nako (4)

raaghobaa, dho.nDiibaa, paa.nDobaa ## – marathi names ##
aagaye! zavaal ye laajo nako ## – don’t be shy, come close ##
porgii fasalii re fasalii ## – marathi for “ladki pat gaii” ##

Song #99
Pal pal dil ke pass tum rehati ho…

Next was the 1973 movie Blackmail starring Dharmendra and Rakhee. Once again the music director was Kalyanji Anandji and this time the pair came up with a memorable song in Pal pal dil ke pass tum rehati ho amongst the following songs:

“Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Tum Rahati Ho” – Kishore Kumar
“Naina Mere Rang Bhare Sapane Toh Sajaane Lage” – Lata Mangeshkar
“Mile Mile Do Badan Khile Khile Do Chaman” – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
“Asha O Asha Tujhe Kua Hua” – Lata Mangeshkar
“Main Doob Doob Jaata Hu” – Kishore Kumar

The song: ‘Pal pal dil ke pass’ was very imaginatively planned and shot

Please enjoy Kishore Kumar sing: Pal pal dil ke pass tum rehati ho…

pal pal dil ke paas, tum rahatii ho
jiivan miiThii pyaas, ye kahatii ho
pal pal …

har shaam aa.Nkho.n par, teraa aa.Nchal laharaae
har raat yaado.n kii, baaraat le aae
mai.n saa.ns letaa huu.N, terii khushabuu aatii hai
ek mahakaa mahakaa saa, paigaam laatii hai
mere dil ki dha.Dakan bhii, tere giit gaatii hai
pal pal …

tum sochogii kyuu.N itanaa, mai.n tumase pyaar karuu.n
tum samajhogii diivaanaa, mai.n bhii iqaraar karuu.n
diivaano.n kii ye baate.n, diivaane jaanate hai.n
jalane me.n kyaa mazaa hai, paravaane jaanate hai.n
tum yuu.N hii jalaate rahanaa, aa aa kar Kvaabo.n me.n
pal pal …

kal tujhako dekhaa thaa, maine apane aa.ngan me.n
jaise kah rahii thii tum, mujhe baa.Ndh lo bandhan me.n
ye kaisaa rishtaa hai, ye kaise sapane hai.n
begaane ho kar bhii, kyuu.N lagate apane hai.n
mai.n soch mai.n rahataa huu.N, Dar Dar ke kahataa huu.N
pal pal …

Song #100
Hamara naam Banarsi Babu….

In the last but one song of his from the 1973 movie: Blackmail, I brought out the lamentable corruption of the lyrics of this one time great lyricist who penned outstandingly memorable songs for Anarkali, Adaalat, Nagin, Albela and Dekh Kabira Roya. From real quality songs, in 1973, he shifted to raucous, popular songs with meaningless lyrics without any substance. The earlier enchanting beauty of his numbers was lost forever.

Hence, in his last nine movies from 1973 to 1990, from Banarasi Babu to Aag Ka Dariya, there was only one song worth remembering and that too a pedestrian song rather than a song of substance.

Hence, it would be easy to conclude that the last quality song that he wrote was for the movie Blackmail: Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehati ho.

The 1973 movie Banarsi Babu, of whose I am giving you the title song, was a movie that starred Dev Anand, Yogeeta Bali and Rakhee.

Kalyanji Anandji composed the following song:

  1. Mere Peeche Ek Ladki Kishore Kumar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Dev Anand and Rakhee
  2. Bure Bhi Hum Bhale Bhi Hum Kishore Kumar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Dev Anand
  3. Kamar Meri Lattu Lata Mangeshkar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Yogeeta Bali
  4. Koi Koi Raat Aisi Hoti Hai Lata Mangeshkar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Rakhee
  5. Diwane Se Pyar Karo To Kishore Kumar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Dev Anand and Rakhee
  6. Aap Yahan Se Jane Ka Kya Loge Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Dev Anand and Yogeeta Bali
  7. Yeh Jo Peene Ki Aadat Aam Ho Gayi Kishore Kumar Lyrics by Rajendra Krishan Picturized on Dev Anand

As you can make out, more quantity than quality.

Please enjoy: Hamara naam Banarsi Babu….

Kishore has sung quite a few hit songs for Dev in the 70s. Here is
the title song from that movie ‘Banarasi Babu’, in which Dev had a
double role – one rich and the other poor. The poor Dev is good at
breaking locks and he assists someone in robbing the other Dev, by
exchanging places with the rich Dev. This is a fun-filled number which introduces the poor Dev in the movie..

ham ham … ham ham … haa haa haa haa haa
are mere yaar apane ra.ng hazaar

(bure bhii ham bhale bhii ham
samajhiyo naa kisii se kam
hamaaraa naam, banaarasii baabuu
ham hai.n banaarasii baabuu ) – 2

jay ho ga.Ngaa maiyyaa!

ga.Ngaa kii, laharo.n jaisii – 2
siidhii saadhii chaal hamaarii
ghaaT ghaaT kaa, are paanii piike
ghaaT ghaaT kaa paanii piike
hamane saarii umar guzaarii
naa raastaa naa ma.nzil phir bhii
ghuume.n subah shaam
banaarasii baabuu!
ham hai.n banaarasii baabuu!

bure bhii ham, bhale bhii ham
samajhiyo na kisii se kam
hamaaraa naam, banaarasii baabuu!
ham hai.n banaarasii baabuu!

hamane bhii, vohii siikhaa – 2
jo is duniyaa ne sikhalaayaa
a.ndar karalo, are aa.Nkh miichake – 2
chaahe ho vo maal paraayaa
duniyaa aur ham dono sachche
kisako de.n ilzaam
banaarasii baabuu!
ham hai.n banaarasii baabuu!

bure bhii ham, bhale bhii ham
samajhiyo na kisii se kam
hamaaraa naam, banaarasii baabuu!
ham hai.n banaarasii baabuu! – 4

Song #101
Mujhase mat poochh tere ishq mein kyaa rakha hai….

Ladies and gentlemen,

With this we finish with the Second of our Lyricists in the Great Lyricists series; our first one was Shailendra. Of course, I have kept my favourite Shakeel Badayuni from this numbering since I have written extensively about him both in my blog and here and elsewhere.

We saw in the last post that virtually Rajendra Krishan finished writing good lyrics in 1973 even though he continued tinkering with them until 1987 when he died on 23rd Sep. Some of the songs penned by him appeared in 1990 movie Aag Ka Darya, more than two years after his death.

We certainly can’t remember him for the songs he wrote in his later day movies.

Hence, lets get back to my first post about him in these series and really appreciate the excellence of his lyrics then. Here goes:

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 also wrote his name as 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 municipal office.

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

 

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