THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART III

In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part I’, I gave you two dozen songs. Initially, I started with a favourite of mine: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne use bazaar diya, from the 1958 BR Chopra movie Sadhana. I soon settled with giving you his songs chronologically from Thandi hawayen, lehrake aayen (from 1951 movie Naujawaan) to Ab woh karam karen yaa sitam main nashen main hoon (from 1955 movie Marine Drive).

In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part II’, I gave you two songs more than two dozens as I wanted to finish with the songs of 1957 Guru Dutt classic Pyaasa in one part only (the last song was ‘Aaj sajan mohe ang laga lo’). This was the last and the 18th movie when Sahir Ludhianvi paired with SD Burman. Of course, the Part II we had started with ‘Ye baharon ka sama’ from the 1955 Dev Anand, Geeta Bali movie Milaap.

Let me 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 Sahir Ludhianvi have been reconstructed from the same page. Sahir was given the moniker of being the People’s Poet. As we go along, you would know why.

Lets proceed further into the world of Sahir Ludhianvi’s songs.

Song #51
Youn to hamane lakh haseen dekhe hain….

After taking up songs of 1957 movies Bade Sarkar, Naya Daur, and Pyaasa, it would come as a pleasant surprise that the year 1957 wasn’t yet over for Sahir.

(Poster courtesy: Wikipedia)

Thank God he wasn’t Sameer. Else he would have done at least another dozen movies in 1957. In actuality, he did only one more: Tumsa Nahin Dekha, a movie produced by Shashadhar Mukherjee and directed by Nasir Hussain before the latter latched on to Asha Parekh, which happened only in 1960. The movie starred Shammi Kapoor (even Joy Mukherjee wasn’t big enough for Shashadhar Mukherjee to take on as hero!), Ameeta and Pran.

Sahir was the original lyricist for the movie but after writing the title number he opted out and the remaining songs were penned by Majrooh. OP Nayyar composed the songs and used his famous horse-trot beat!

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Youn to hamane lakh haseen dekhe hain….

yuu.N to hamane laakh ha.nsii.n dekhe hai.n
tumasaa nahii.n dekhaa
ho, tumasaa nahii.n dekhaa

uf ye nazar uf ye adaa
kaun na ab hogaa fidaa
zulfe.n hai.n yaa badaliyaa.n
aa.Nkhe.n hai.n yaa bijaliyaa.n
jaane kis kisakii aaegii sazaa
yuu.N to hamane laakh ha.nsii.n dekhe hai.n …

tum bhii ha.nsii.n rut bhii ha.nsii.n
aaj ye dil bas me.n nahii.n
raaste Kaamosh hai.n
dha.Dakane madahosh hai.n
piye bin aaj hame cha.Dhaa hai.n nashaa
yuu.N to hamane laakh ha.nsii.n dekhe hai.n …

tum na agar bologe sanam
mar to nahii.n jaae.nge ham
kyaa parii yaa huur ho
itanii kyuu.N maGaruur ho
maan ke to dekho kabhii kisiikaa kahaa
yuu.N to hamane laakh ha.nsii.n dekhe hai.n …

Song #52
Raat bhi hai kuchh bheegi bheegi….

Happy Birthday Waheeda Rehman

Day before yesterday, when we broke off, we took up just one song (the only song penned by Sahir Ludhianvi) of the 1957 movie Tumsa Nahin Dekha. It is the title song of the movie and has OP Nayyar’s composition.

A scene from Mujhe Jeene Do (courtesy: cineplot.com)

In the films for which Sahir penned songs, we just covered the 1957 movie Pyaasa starring Waheeda Rehman. The next of her starrers for which he penned songs was the 1963 movie Mujhe Jeene Do!

It was the second of the movies that was a Sunil Dutt production after his first (under his banner Ajanta Arts): Yeh Raastey Hain Pyaar Ke, which was on the story of Commander Nanavati, though the movie denied it. I wrote about it a few days back.

The movie was directed by Moni Bhattacharjee, who, if you recall, was Assistant to Bimal Roy in several movies such as 1953, Parineeta, 1953, Do Bigha Zameen, 1954, Biraj Bahu, 1958, Yahudi and 1958, Madhumati. Mujhe Jeene Do was his second independent directorial effort after Usne Kaha Tha, three years before that.

Sahir’s lyrics were composed by Jaidev:

1. Nadi Naare Na Jao Shyam Pai Padoon – Asha Bhosle
2. Ab Koi Gulshan Na Ujde – Mohd. Rafi
3. Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua – Lata Mangeshkar
4. Mohe Na Yoon Ghoor Ghoor Ke Dekho – Lata Mangeshkar
5. Raat Bhi Hai Kuch Bheegi Bheegi – Lata Mangeshkar
6. Moko Peehar Mein Mat Chhed – Asha Bhosle
7. Maang Mein Bhar Le Rang Sakhi Re – Asha Bhosle

And, you already know the three songs that I am giving you on the birthday of the Living Legend Waheeda Rehman tonight.

Lets take the first one (in no specific order).

This one has Waheeda’s sensuousness oozing out in every dance step, in every gesture. Today’s heroines would bring out such sensuousness with as less clothes as possible. However, Waheeda is fully clothed. Please recall, that in her first movie C.I.D., a Guru Dutt movie directed by Raj Khosla, when Raj Khosla wanted her to appear in skimpy clothes, she turned it down. Her maiden movie and she risked annoying the director! Waheeda, in this song, brings out that superb histrionics (and not bawdy actions) would convey much better than anything else.

Hats off to our ‘Raat’ and ‘Chand’ poet and lyricist (these were his strong points in several songs including Ye Raat ye chandini phir kahan of Jaal): Sahir Ludhianvi for adding to the sensuousness with his beautiful lyrics.

Please enjoy a favourite of mine: Raat bhi hai kuchh bheegi bheegi….

raat bhii hai kuchh bhiigii-bhiigii
chaa.Nd bhii hai kuchh maddham-maddham
tum aao to aa.Nkhe.n khole.n
soii huii paayal kii chham chham

kisako bataae.n kaise bataae.n
aaj ajab hai dil kaa aalam
chain bhii hai kuchh halkaa halkaa
dard bhii hai kuchh maddham maddham
chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham

tapate dil par yuu.n giratii hai
terii nazar se pyaar kii shabanam
jalate hue ja.ngal par jaise
barakhaa barase ruk-ruk tham-tham
chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham

hosh me.n tho.Dii behoshii hai
behoshii me.n hosh hai kam kam
tujhako paane kii koshish me.n
dono.n jahaa.N se kho gae ham
chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham, chham-chham, raat ..

Song #53
Nadi naare na jaayo Shyam payiyan padun….

Happy Birthday Waheeda Rehman

Mujhe Jeene Do, the 1963 Waheeda Rehman starrer for which Sahir penned the songs, came six years after the earlier Waheeda starrer for which he penned songs: the 1957 movie Pyaasa.

It was the third movie on dacoit theme after Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (the Raj Kapoor’s 1960 movie though the hero wasn’t the dacoit but Pran was), and Ganga Jamuna (Dilip Kumar’s 1961 movie in which he was forced to become a dacoit) and was as popular as the other two.

If the first song that I gave you from the movie: Raat bhi hai kuchh bheegi bheegi was sung by Lata Mangeshkar, this was sung by Asha. The composition happened to be that of Jaidev, again.

Please enjoy: Nadi naare na jaayo Shyam payiyan padun….

nadii naare na jaao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N
paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N
nadii naare na jaao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

nadii naare jo jaao to jaibe karo
biich dhaare na jaao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

biich dhaare jo jaao to jaibe karo
us paare na jaao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

us paare jo jaao to jaibe karo
sa.ng savatiyaa na laao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

sa.ng savatiyaa jo laao to jaibe karo
hamase na milaao, shaam, paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

nadii naare na jaao shaam paiyaa.N pa.Duu.N

Song #54
Tere bachpan ko jawani ki dua deti hoon….

Happy Birthday Waheeda Rehman

In the last song from the 1963 movie Mujhe Jeene Do (I jumped five years ahead in this coverage of Sahir Ludhianvi songs so as to have a Waheeda Rehman starrer with his songs on her birthday today), she sings the song for her child that depicts the name of the movie: Mujhe Jeene Do. Both of Sunil Dutt’s productions (under the banner Ajanta Arts): Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke and Mujhe Jeene Do had stories by his best friend: Aghajani Kashmeri.

It was a lovely story indeed. Waheeda as courtesan Chameli and Sunil Dutt as dacoit Jernail Singh fell in love (he sees her for the first time in the song and dance Raat bhi hai kuchh bheegi bheegi) and eventually have a son. Sunil Dutt is about to be captured by the police and sends her away with the son to the village. Instead of giving shelter to her and the son, mobs attack her!

This song, therefore, depicts her mixed feelings: joy at having become a mother (any woman would be) and anxious for the safety of her child. Sahir depicted both the contradicting emotions in his lyrics so well that I regard this as the best song of the movie from the time I saw the movie as a boy.

Lata has sung this so well. Once again, it is Jaidev’s composition.

Please enjoy: Tere bachpan ko jawani ki dua deti hoon….

“This song is sung by a mother (Waheeda) to her child as a “lori”. The father (Sunil Dutt) is a “daaku” and is on the run from the law. Hence the entire family is constantly in hiding, moving from place to place hoping to remain undetected. This song is basically an expression of how the sins of the parents visit the children.
The “dard” and softness in Lata’s voice as she sings this song makes it one of the most moving songs I have heard.”

tere bachapan ko javaanii kii duaa detii huu.N
aur duaa deke pareshaan sii ho jaatii huu.N

mere munne mere gulazaar ke nanhe paudhe
tujhako haalat kii aa.ndhii se bachaane ke liye
aaj mai.n pyaar ke aa.nchal me.n chhupaa letii huu.N
kal ye kamazor sahaaraa bhii na haasil hogaa
kal tujhe kaa.nTo.n bharii raaho.n pe chalanaa hogaa
zi.ndagaanii kii ka.Dii dhuup me.n jalanaa hogaa
tere bachapan ko javaanii …

tere maathe pe sharaafat kii koI mohar nahii.n
cha.nd hote hai.n muhabbat ke sukuun hii kyaa hai.n
jaise maao.n kii muhabbat kaa koI mol nahii.n
mere maasuum farishte tuu abhii kyaa jaane
tujhako kis-kisakii gunaaho.n kii sazaa milanii hai
diin aur dharm ke maare hue i.nsaano.n kii
jo nazar milanii hai tujhako vo khafaa milanii hai
tere bachapan ko javaanii …

be.Diyaa.N leke lapakataa huaa kaanuun kaa haath
tere maa.N-baap se jab tujhako milii ye saugaat
kaun laaegaa tere vaaste khushiyo.n kii baaraat
mere bachche tere a.njaam se jii Darataa hai
terii dushman hii na saabit ho javaanii terii
khaak jaatii hai jise sochake mamataa merii
usii a.njaam ko pahu.nche na kahaanii terii
tere bachapan ko javaanii …

Song #55
Tang aa chuke hain kashmakash e zindagi se ham…..

Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday being the birthday of my favourite heroine Waheeda Rehman, I jumped several years ahead to give you songs from 1963 movie Mujhe Jeene Do whose songs were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi. Only about three days back we had finished with songs of 1957 Guru Dutt movie Pyaasa that starred her.

Tonight, lets get back to chronological sequence.

The next movie for which he composed songs was the 1958 GP Sippy movie Lighthouse that starred Ashik Kumar and Nutan.

Once again (the fifth time since the 1951 Punjabi movie Baalo) N Dutta composed the songs:

Geeta Dutt and Mohammad Rafi recording Aa aa chhori aa (Pic courtesy: i.ytimg.com)

1 “Aa Aa Aa Chhori Aa Aa Aa Ja Ja Ja Chhora Ja Ja Ja” Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi
2 “Tang Aa Chuke Hain Kashmakash E Zindagi Se Ham” Asha Bhosle
3 “O Kis Jagha Jayen” Asha Bhosle
4 “Naino Se Naina Laage” Asha Bhosle
5 “Chima Chima Chimchima” Asha Bhosle
6 “Gumba Rumba Gelo” Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
7 “Tu Kaala Main Gori Balam Tori Mori BahalaAb Kaise Jamegi” Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

We shall be taking up the song #2 whose title is the same as the famous Mohammad Rafi song in 1957 movie Pyaasa as also the first stanza. Here in Lighthouse it was sung by Asha Bhosle for Nutan.

Please enjoy: Tang aa chuke hain kashmakash e zindagi se ham…..

ta.ng aa chuke hai.n kashmakash-e-zindagii se ham
Thukaraa nA de.n jahaa.N ko kahii.n bedilI se ham
ta.ng aa chuke

lo aaj hamane to.D diyaa, rishtaa-e-ummId – 2
lo ab kabhI gilaa nA kare.nge kisii se ham
Thukaraa nA de.n jahaa.N ko kahii.n bedilI se ham
ta.ng aa chuke

gar zindagii me.n mil gaye phir ittafaaq se – 2
puuchhe.nge apanaa haal terI bebasI se ham
Thukaraa nA de.n jahaa.N ko kahii.n bedilI se ham
ta.ng aa chuke

o aasamaan vAle kabhI to nigaah kar – 2
ab tak ye zulm sahate rahe khaamoshI se ham
Thukaraa nA de.n jahaa.N ko kahii.n bedilI se ham
ta.ng aa chuke
ta.ng aa chuke hai.n kashmakash-e-zindagii se ham
ta.ng aa chuke
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the last verse was simplified again from the original:
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allaah re fareb-e-mashIyat ke aaj tak
duniyaa ke zulm sahate rahe khaamoshii se ham
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[##mashIyat##=the will of god] another good one from the same ghazal is:
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maayuusii-e-maal-e-mohabbat nA puuchhiye
apano.n se pesh aaye hai.n begaanagii se ham

[maal=termination, also, consequence]

Song #56
Woh subah kabhi to aayegi…

When we were boys and girls in our teens, late teens that is, we have all read Fyodor Dostoevsky’s immortal novel, Crime and Punishment. Some of us, like me, still have a personal copy of the gripping novel.

(Poster courtesy: Wikimedia)

The 1958 movie Phir Subah Hogi was based on this novel, was produced and directed by Ramesh Saigal and starred Raj Kapor and Mala Sinha.

Sahir penned the following songs that were composed by Khaiyyam:

1. “Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi” Mukesh 02:05
2. “Aasman Pe Hai Khuda, Aur Zameen Pe Hum” Mukesh 02:31
3. “Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi” Mukesh, Asha Bhosle 03:38
4. “Chin-O-Arab Hamara” Mukesh 03:28
5. “Phir Na Kije Meri Gustakh Nigah Ka Gila” Mukesh, Asha Bhosle 03:23
6. “Jis Pyaar Mein Ye Haal Ho” Mohammad Rafi 03:55
7. “Do Boonden Sawan Ki” Asha Bhosle 04:04

The song #4 “Chin-O-Arab Hamara, Hindustan Hamara, Rahne Ko Ghar Nahin Hain, Saara Jahan Hamara” sung by Mukesh and picturised on Raj Kapoor, became very popular yet controversial and was very close to being banned then.

However, the best song was naturally the title song.

Please enjoy: Woh subah kabhi to aayegi….

vo subah kabhii to aayegii, vo subah kabhii to aayegii
in kaalii sadiyo.n ke sar se, jab raat kaa aa.nchal Dhalakegaa
jab ambar jhuum ke naachegii, jab dharatii naGame gaaegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

jis subah kii khaatir jug-jug se,
ham sab mar-mar ke jiite hai.n
jis subah kii amR^it kii dhun me.n, ham zahar ke pyaale piite hai.n
in bhuukhii pyaasii ruuho.n par, ek din to karam faramaayegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

maanaa ke abhii tere mere in aramaano.n kii, kiimat kuchh nahii.n
miTTii kaa bhii hai kuchh mol magar,
inasaano.n kii kiimat kuchh bhii nahii.n
inasaano.n kii izzat jab jhuuThe sikko.n me.n naa tolii jaayegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

daulat ke liye ab aurat kii, ismat ko naa bechaa jaayegaa
chaahat ko naa kuchalaa jaayegaa, gairat ko naa bechaa jaayegaa
apanii kaalii karatuuto.n par, jab ye duniyaa sharamaayegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

biite.nge kabhii to din aakhir, ye bhuukh aur bekaarii ke
TuuTe.nge kabhii to but aakhir, daulat kii ijaaredaarii kii
ab ek anokhii duniyaa kii, buniyaad uThaaii jaayegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

majabuur bu.Dhaapaa jab suunii, raaho.n me.n dhuul na phe.nkegaa
maasuum la.Dakapan jab ga.ndii, galiyo.n me.n bhiikh naa maa.Ngegaa
hak maa.Ngane vaalo.n ko, jis din suulii na dikhaaii jaayegii
vo subah kabhii to aayegii …

Song #57
Chiin-o-Arab hamara, Hindostaan hamara….

Controversial or not, about to be banned or not, we take up this Mukesh song from the 1958 movie Phir Subah Hogi based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s immortal novel: Crime and Punishment.

Sahir and Khaiyam with Rafi

Thanks to Khaiyyam, it is as gentle a composition as that of the title song: Woh subah kabhi to aayegi that we took up before this.

How well it suits Sahir to write such rebellious lyrics.

Bismil@Delphi’s comments: –
“This song is a very very clever take-off of Iqbal’sTarana-e-milli. Just to show what a clever parody this is of Iqbal, the first verse of Taraanaa-e-milli goes as follows:

Chiin-o-arab hamaaraa Hi.ndostaa.N hamaaraa
Muslim hai.N ham vatan hai saaraa jahaa.N hamaaraa

The real beauty of the first verse is that it turns around Iqbal’s
arguably communal and national hymn into a cry of of the
oppressed and anguished that is neither communal nor
chauvinist nor nationalist, but internationalist. Parts are also
recognizable as being borrowed from Iqbal’s hymn of Indian
nationalism, “Taraana-e-Hind”. Some of the references are
easily identifiable, especially to Indians who know
“saare jahaa.N se achchhaa”.

e.g. Ai aab-e-rud-e-Ganga, vo din yaad hai tujhako
Utaraa tere kinaare jab kaarawaa.N hamaaraa?

To which the parody goes “sa.Dako.n pe ghuumataa hai ab kaarawaa.N hamaaraa”

or the final line to “saare jahaa.N” which most people don’t
know, goes as follows: “‘iqbal’ ko_ii maharuum apanaa nahii.n jahaa.N me.n
Maa’luum kyaa kisii ko dard-e-nihaa.N hamaaraa”

Here, of course, it is “milatii nahii.n majoorii,
Maa’luum kyaa kisii ko dard-e-nihaa.N hamaaraa”

or, from taraana-e-milli, the line goes:
Ai gulistaan-e-andalus, voh din yaad hai tujhako
Thaa terii Daaliyo.n me.n jab aashiyaa.N hamaaraa?

Contrast that with “fuuTapaath bambaii ke hai.n aashiyaa.N hamaaraa”

Overall, it seems that the song takes a somewhat dim view of
the lofty and grandiose nationalism of Iqbal by presenting some
home-truths about real present day life.”

Please enjoy: Chiin-o-Arab hamara, Hindostaan hamara….

chiin-o-arab hamaaraa, hindostaa.N hamaaraa
rahane ko ghar nahii hai, saaraa jahaa.N hamaaraa
chiin-o-arab hamaaraa …

kholii bhii chhin gaI hai, benche.n bhii chhin gaI hai.n
sa.Dako.n pe ghuumataa hai ab kaaravaa.N hamaaraa
jebe.n hai.n apanii khaalii, kyo.n detaa varanaa gaalii
vo santarii hamaaraa, vo paasabaa.N hamaaraa
chiin-o-arab hamaaraa …

jitanii bhii bilDi.nge.n thii.n, seTho.n ne baa.NT lii hai.n
fuTapaath bamba_ii ke hai.n aashiyaa.N hamaaraa
sone ko ham kalandar, aate hai.n borii bandar
har ek kholii yahaa.N hai raazadaa.N hamaaraa
chiin-o-arab hamaaraa …

tAliim hai adhuurii, milatii nahii majuurii
maaluum kyaa kisIko, dard-e-nihaa.N hamaaraa
chiin-o-arab hamaaraa …

patalaa hai haal-e-apanaa, lekin lahuu hai gaa.Dhaa
phaulaad se banaa hai, har naujavaa.N hamaaraa
mil-julake is vatan ko, aisaa sajaaye.nge ham
hairat se mu.Nh takegaa saaraa jahaa.N hamaaraa
chiin-o-arab hamaaraa …

Song #58
Aaj kyun hamase parda hai….

We just finished with two songs from the 1958 movie Phir Subah Hogi wherein Sahir Ludhianvi combined with Khaiyyam to make songs.

A scene from the 1958 movie Sadhana in which Vyjayanthimala was a prostitute.

That brings us to the 1958 BR Chopra film Sadhana starring Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt. You would recall that the first song of Sahir that I took up in this recall was from this movie: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko.

Vyjayanthimala who was the heroine of BR Chopra’s 1957 movie Naya Daur took up the offer of this role as soon as she read the script. BR Chopra’s younger brother Yash Chopra, who later made a good name for himself as a director, was the Assistant Director of the movie.

Datta Naik or N Dutta once again paired with Sahir to make the folowing songs:

1 “Aurat Ne Janam Diya Mardon Ko” Lata Mangeshkar Feature actress Vyjayanthimala 05:48 Sahir Ludhianvi
2 “Kahoji Tum Kya Kya Kharidoge” Lata Mangeshkar Mujras on actress Vyjayanthimala 04:10 Sahir Ludhianvi
3 “Aaj Kyon Humse Parda Hai” Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh Picturisation on actress Vyjayanthimala 04:59 Sahir Ludhianvi
4 “Tora Manva Kyon Ghabraye” Geeta Dutt Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala, Leela Chitnis and Sunil Dutt 04:34 Sahir Ludhianvi Female version
5 “Tora Manva Kyon Ghabraye” Mohammed Rafi Featuring actress Vyjayanthimala, Leela Chitnis and Sunil Dutt 04:34 Sahir Ludhianvi Male version
6 “Sambhal Aye Dil” Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle Featuring actor Vyjayanthimala and Sunil Dutt 03:27 Sahir Ludhianvi
7 “Aise Vaise Thikane Pe Jana Bura Hai” Lata Mangeshkar Featuring the lead pair 05:53 Sahir Ludhianvi

The film has the theme of rehabilitation of the prostitutes. The story in brief is that Professor Mohan’s (Sunil Dutt’s) mother Leela Chitnis would like to see her son getting married. But, he is forever dilly-dallying. Suddenly, Leela Chitnis becomes terminally ill and Mohan brings a woman Rajni (Vyjayanthimala) as his make-believe wife. Leela Chitnis likes Rajni a lot and even entrusts her with the family jewels. It is at this stage that they find that she is actually a prostitute.

This song or qawwali song by Mohammad Rafi, S Balbir and chorus is actually very poignant. She wants to leave the life that has been forced on her but her erstwhile clients won’t leave her. Each word that they sing pierces her heart. You have to give it to Sahir for coming up with such lyrics.

Please enjoy: Aaj kyun hamase parda hai….

aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai, pardaa hai jii
aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai -3
aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai pardaa hai jii
aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai

teraa har ra.ng hamane dekhaa hai
teraa har Dha.ng hamane dekhaa hai
paas aakar bhii tujhako dekhaa hai
duur jaakar bhii tujhako dekhaa hai
tujhako har tarah aazamaayaa hai
paake khoyaa hai khoke paayaa hai
a.Nkha.Diyo.n kaa bayaa.N samajhate hai.n
dha.Dakano.n kii zabaa.N samajhate hai.n
chuu.Diyo.n kii khanak se vaaqif hai.n
jhaa.Njhano.n kii jhanak se vaaqif hai.n
naaz-o-a.ndaaz jaanate hai.n ham
teraa har raaz jaanate hai.n ham – phir ?
aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai pardaa hai jii
aaj kyo.n ham se pardaa hai …

dil dukhaane se faayadaa kyaa hai
mu.Nh chhupaane se faayadaa kyaa hai
ulajhii-ulajhii laTe.n sa.Nvaarake aa
husn ko aur bhii nikhaarake aa
narm gaalo.n me.n bijaliyaa.N lekar
shoK aa.Nkho.n me.n titaliyaa.N lekar

Song #59
Sambhal ai dil tadapane or tadpaane se kyaa hoga….

The last song from the 1958 movie Sadhana that I am giving is a classic duet between Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle singing for Sunil Dutt and Vyjayanthimala respectively.

She has resigned to her fate and hence she doesn’t want to go to his house or in his heart since she knows she will never be accepted because of her being a prostitute. He loves her beyond words and wants her in his life. Indeed, in this movie, Sunil Dutt, in the end, argues in her favour with his mother so effectively that she finally accepts her.

Hindi movies obsession with prostitutes being good girls who had been forced either by evil people or circumstances was made into several movies. Some of them which did very well were: Adalat, Mamta, Umrao Jaan, Pakeezah and Amar Prem.

Once again composition is that of N Dutta.

Please enjoy: Sambhal ai dil tadapane or tadpaane se kyaa hoga….

aa: sa.Nbhal ai dil
sa.Nbhal ai dil ta.Dapane aur ta.Dapaane se kyaa hogaa
jahaa.N basanaa nahii.n mumakin vahaa.N jaane se kyaa hogaa
sa.Nbhal ai dil

ra: chale aao
chale aao ke ab mu.Nh pherake jaane se kyaa hogaa
jo tum par miT chukaa is dil ko tarasaane se kyaa hogaa
chale aao

aa: hame.n sa.Nsaar me.n apanaa banaanaa kaun chaahegaa
ye masale phuul se joban sajaanaa kaun chaahegaa
tamannaao.n ko jhuuThe Kvaab dikhalaane se kyaa hogaa
jahaa.N basanaa nahii.n mumakin vahaa.N jaane se kyaa hogaa
sa.Nbhal ai dil

ra: chale aao
tumhe.n dekhaa tumhe.n chaahaa tumhe.n puujaa hai is dil ne
jo sach puuchho to pahalii baar kuchh maa.Ngaa hai is dil ne
samajhate buujhate anajaan ban jaane se kyaa hogaa
chale aao

aa: sa.Nbhal ai dil
jinhe.n milatii hai.n Kushiyaa.N vo muqaddar aur hote hai.n
jo dil me.n ghar banaate hai.n vo dilabar aur hote hai.n
ummiido.n ko khilaune deke bahalaane se kyaa hogaa
jahaa.N basanaa nahii.n mumakin vahaa.N jaane se kyaa hogaa
sa.Nbhal ai dil

ra: chale aao
bahut din se thii dil me.n ab zubaa.N tak baat pahu.Nchii hai

aa: vahii.n tak isako rahane do jahaa.N tak baat pahu.Nchii hai

ra: jo dil kii aaKarii haq hai vahaa.N tak baat pahu.Nchii hai
baat pahu.Nchii hai

aa: jise khonaa yaqiinii hai use paane se kyaa hogaa
jahaa.N basanaa nahii.n mumakin vahaa.N jaane se kyaa hogaa
sa.Nbhal ai dil

ra: chale aao

Song #60
Raat bhar ka hai mehmaa.n a.Ndheraa…..

In the beginning of 1959, the very first movie that Sahir wrote the songs for was Sone Ki Chidiya. Guess what? This was only his fourth movie with OP Nayyar after Bade Sarkar in 1957 and this was the last time that they combined.

Sahir was a rare lyricist. Most people believe that first the lyrics are written as per the screen-play and then the music directors compose. The fact that I learnt during a meet of the Shankar Jaikishan Foundation was that about ninety percent of the times, the MDs had tunes and they wanted the lyricist to write the lyrics for the tunes. Sahir wanted it the other way round.

The writer the movie’s story was none other than Ismat Chugtai who later came into prominence with his story of MS Sathyu’s film Garam Hawa. The story in Sone Ki Chidiya was about an impoverished orphan who is first abused by her extended family, and then exploited after she becomes popular and wealthy. The movie starred Nutan, Talat Mehmood and Balraj Sahni.

OP Nayyar with Mhammad Rafi (Pic courtesy: mohammadrafi.com)

Sahir and Op Nayyar, being together for the fourth and the last time, made the following songs:

1. Aaj kii raat bahut garm hawaa chalatii hai.
2. Bekas kii tabaahii ke saamaan hazaaro.n hai.n.
3. Chhuk chhuk chhuk chhuk rel chale.
4. Raat bhar kaa hai mehamaa.n a.Ndheraa.
4. Pyaar par bas to nahii.n hai meraa, lekin phir bhii.
5. Sach bataa tuu mujh pe fidaa.
6. Sayyaa.N jabase la.Dii hai.n tose a.Nkhiyaa.N.

Lets take up the inspirational song sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle: Raat bhar ka hai mehmaa.n a.Ndheraa…..

maut kabhii bhii mil sakatii hai lekin jiivan kal na milegaa
marane vaale soch samajh le phir tujhako ye pal na milegaa

( raat bhar kaa hai mehamaa.n a.Ndheraa
kisake roke rukaa hai saveraa ) -2

raat jitanii bhii sa.ngiin hogii
subah utanii hii ra.ngiin hogii
Gam na kar gar hai baadal ghaneraa
kisake roke rukaa hai …

lab pe shikavaa na laa ashq pii le
jis tarah bhii ho kuchh der jii le
ab ukha.Dane ko hai Gam kaa Deraa
kisake roke rukaa hai …

yuu.N hii duniyaa me.n aa kar na jaanaa
sirf aa.Nsuu bahaakar na jaanaa
musuraahaT pe bhii haq hai teraa
kisake roke rukaa hai …

( aa ko_ii mil ke tadabiir soche.n
sukh ke sapano.n kii taabiir soche.n ) -2
jo teraa hai vahii Gam hai meraa
kisake roke rukaa hai …

Song #61
Pyar par bas to nahin hai mera lekin phir bhi…..

Last night we had started taking up songs of 1958 movie Sone Ki Chidiya that was the last of the four movies in which Sahir Ludhainvi paired with OP Nayyar to make songs. We had taken up just one song: Raat bhar ka hai mehman andhera.

Here is the second song of the movie that I wanted to give you. It is in the gentle voice of Talat Mehmood and it has been a favourite of mine since my boyhood days.

Pyar par bas to nahin hai song picturised on Talat Mahmood and Nutan in 1958 movie Sone Ki Chidiya

Please enjoy: Pyar par bas to nahin hai mera lekin phir bhi…..

pyaar par bas to nahii.n hai meraa, lekin phir bhii
tuu bataa de ke tujhe pyaar karuu.N yaa naa karuu.N

mere Kvaabo.n ke jharokho.n ko sajaane vaalii
tere Kvaabo.n me.n kahii.n meraa guzar hai ke nahii.n
puuchh kar apanii nigaaho.n se bataa de mujhako
merii raato.n ke muqaddar me.n sahar hai ke nahii.n
pyaar par bas to nahii.n hai …

kahii.n aisaa na ho paao.n mere tharraa jaae.n
aur terii maramarii baaho.n kaa sahaaraa na mile
ashk bahate rahe khamosh siyaah raato.n me.n
aur tere reshamii aa.nchal kaa kinaaraa na mile
pyaar par bas to nahii.n hai …

Song #62
Mere nadim mere humsafar udas na ho…….

With that we enter the year 1959 for Sahir’s songs.

(Poster courtesy: Hamara Forums)

The first one in which he penned songs was GP Sippy movie Bhai Bahen starring Daisy Irani, Rehman and Johnny Walker.

Sahir and N Dutta created the following songs (the first one was penned for the movie by Raja Mehdi Ali khan):

1 “Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara” Asha Bhosle
2 “Mere Nadim Mere Humsafar Udas Na Ho” Sudha Malhotra
3 “Uth Jayenge Jaha Se Hum Yu Hi Rote Rote” Sudha Malhotra
4 “Beta Dar Mat Dar Mat” Mohammed Rafi
5 “Jate Jate Isharo Se Maar Gayi Re” Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi
6 “In Ujale Mahalo Ke Tale” Asha Bhosle
7 “O Chhokri Wo Tu Hai” Suman Kalyanpur, Mohammed Rafi
8 “Mere Dil Mat Ro” Lata Mangeshkar
9 “O Bacho Sun Lo Baat” Asha Bhosle

Sahir was later romantically involved with the singer Sudha Malhotra. Lets listen to her sing: Mere nadim mere humsafar udas na ho…….

mere nadim mere humsafar udas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar udas na ho
mere nadim mere humsafar

har ek talash ke raste me mushkile hai magar
har ek talash murado ke phool lati hai
hazar chad sitaro ka khun hota hai
to ek subha fizao me muskurati hai
mere nadim mere humsafar udas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar udas na ho
mere nadim mere humsafar

kadam kadam pe chatane khadi rahe lekin
jo chal nikalte hai dariya to fir nahi rukte
hawaye jitna bahi takraye andhiya ban kar
magar ghatao ke parchangh kabhi nahi jhukte
mere nadim mere humsafar udas na ho
kathin sahi teri manzil magar udas na ho
mere nadim mere humsafar

jo apne khun ko pani bana nahi sakte
vo zindagi me naya jang la nahi sakte
jo rasto ke andhaire se har jate hai
vo manzilo ke ujalo ko pa nahi sakte
mere nadim mere humsafar

Song #63
Jab main kehati huu.N…..

The second movie of 1959 for which Sahir penned songs was Char Dil Char Rahen. After the 1952 movie Dorahaa (and now double the number of paths!), this was the second time that he paired with Anil Biswas.

(Poster courtesy: WebMall India)

This movie was produced and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and starred both Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, with Meena Kumari and Ajit.

The story encompasses three love stories that run simultaneously. The background of the movie is a construction of a crossroad with 4 roads and all people are related to the road that is being built and are involved. How the love stories unfold forms the crux of the movie.

Full cast of the movie is:

Raj Kapoor as Govinda
Ajit as Dilawar
Shammi Kapoor as Johnny Braganza
Meena Kumari as Chavli
Kumkum as Stella D’Souza
Nimmi as Pyari
Anwar Hussain as Nawab Saab
David Abraham as Ferreira
Nana Palsikar as Pujariji
Achala Sachdev
P. Jairaj as Nirmal Kumar
Rashid Khan
Kumari Naaz (as Baby Naaz)

Sahir made the following songs with Anil Biswas:

1. I.ntazaar aur abhii (Jab main kehati huu.N).
2. Kachchii hai umariyaa korii hai chunariyaa.
3. Koii maane na maane magar jaan\-e\-man.
4. Nahii.n kiyaa to karake dekh.
5. Qadam qadam se dil se dil (saathii re).
6. Stella O Stella, tera Johnny tha ab taq akela.
7. Char dil char rahen.

I.ntazaar aur abii was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Meena Kumari and Nimmi.

Please enjoy: Jab main kehati huu.N…..

jab mai kahti hun, ke ek roz huzur ayege
to dil ye kahta hai, ki ek din to zarur ayege
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur

sanjh ki lali, sulag sulag kar ban gai kali dhul
aye na balam bedardi, mai chunati rah gai phul
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur

rain bhai,vo chhal ankhiyan me chubhne lage tare
desh me mai paradesan ho gai, jab se piya sidhare
jab se piya sidhare
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur

bhor bhai, par koi na aya, suni sej basane
tare dube, dipak bujh gaye
tare dube, dipak bujh gaye
rakh hue paravane
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur abhi, aur abhi, aur abhi
intzar aur

Song #64
Zindagi bhar nahin bhuulegi wo barsaat ki raat….

Happy Valentine’s Day
Remembering Madhubala on Her Birth Anniversary

There were only two Madhubala movies for which Sahir Ludhianvi penned songs: the 1953 movie Armaan and the 1960 movie Barsaat Ki Raat.

Just before this we took up a song of the 1959 movie Char Dil Chaar Rahen in which Sahir paired with Anil Biswas, the second movie that they did together after 1952 Doraaha. Hence, you would know that songs of the 1953 movie Armaan have already been taken up here.

Therefore, today, on Madhubala’s Birth Anniversary and Valentine’s Day, lets take up three of the songs of the movie Barsaat Ki Raat picturised on her.

Before that, let me remind you that 1957 Guru Dutt movie was the last time (18th time) that Sahir paired with SD Burman in nine years.

Hence, in the second movie of 1960 for which he wrote songs, Sahir paired with Roshan. By the way, even in the first one Babar too, he paired with Roshan and in that we have one of Rafi’s classics: Tum ek baar mohabbat ka imtihaan to lo.

The famous brief encounter between Madhubala and Bharat Bhushan which made the song and the movie Barsaat Ki Raat possible

Barsaat Ki Raat was directed by PL Santoshi and starred Madhubala with Bharat Bhushan, KN Singh (as Madhubala’s father), Shyama and Mumtaz Begum.

The movie has the best songs of Sahir ever. Indeed, the title song is considered as equivalent of Shakeel Badayuni’s all time best: Mere Mehboob. Just as mere mehboob, the song barsaat ki raat has been sung by both the lead actors.

If Naushad composed his in Raag Jhinjhoti, Roshan composed his in Raag Kalyan, Tal Kaherava. By the way, you have to give to Sahir that his song preceded Shakeel’s by three years.

We would be listening to the version sung by both Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

Please enjoy: Zindagi bhar nahin bhuulegi wo barsaat ki raat….

zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii vo barasaat kii raat
ek a.njaan hasiinaa se mulaakaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

haay vo reshamii zulfo.n se barasataa paanii
phuul se gaalo.n pe rukane ko tarasataa paanii
dil me.n tuufaan uThaate hue
dil me.n tuufaan uThaate hue haalaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

Dar ke bijalii se achaanak vo lipaTanaa usakaa
aur phir sharm se balakhaake simaTanaa usakaa
kabhii dekhii na sunii aisii ho
kabhii dekhii na sunii aisii tilismaat ki raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

surkh aa.nchal ko dabaakar jo nicho.Daa usane
dil pe jalataa huaa ek tiir saa chho.Daa usane
aag paanii me.n lagaate hue
aag paanii me.n lagaate hue jazabaat ki raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

mere naGmo.n me.n jo basatI hai vo tasvIr thI vo
naujavAnI ke hasI.n Kvaab kI tAbIr thI vo
aasmano.n se utar aaI thI jo raat kI raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii …

Duet Version

[lataa:] zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii vo barasaat kii raat
ek a.njaan musaafir se mulaaqaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

haay jis raat mere dil ne dha.Dakanaa siikhaa
shoKh jazabaat ne siine me.n bhaDakanaa siikhaa
merii taqadiir me.n nikharii huii, ho
merii taqadiir me.n nikharii huii saramaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

dil ne jab pyaar ke ra.ngiin fasaane chhe.De
aa.Nkho.n aa.Nkho.n ne vafaao.n ke taraane chhe.De
soz me.n Duub gaii aaj vahii
soz me.n Duub gaii aaj vahii naGhamaat kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n bhuulegii

[rafii] ruuThanevaalii!
ruuThanevaalii merii baat pe maayuus naa ho
bahake bahake Khayaalaat se maayuus naa ho
khat_ma hogii naa kabhii tere, ho
khat_ma hogii naa kabhii tere mere saath kii raat
zi.ndagii bhar nahii.n …

Song #65
Maine shayad tumhen pehle bhi kahin dekha hai…..

Happy Valentine’s Day
Remembering Madhubala on Her Birth Anniversary

We have started taking up songs of the second and the last movie: the 1960 movie Barsaat Ki Raat in which Sahir Ludhianvi penned songs for a Madhubala movie.

We just took up the title song, the version picturised on her.

Here is a list of songs that Sahir and Roshan put together:

1. “Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat” Mohammad Rafi 4:26
2. “Garjat Barsat Sawan Aayo Re” Suman Kalyanpur & Kamal Barot
3. “Main Ne Shayad Tumhein Pehlay Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai” Mohammad Rafi
4. “Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahana Teri Deed Ka” Lata Mangeshkar
5. “Nigah-e-Naaz Ke Maron Ka Haal Kya Hoga- A Qawwali song” Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Shankar Shambhu, S. D. Batish & Chorus 8:43
6. “Na Tau Karvaan Ki Talash Hai – A Qawwali song” Mohammad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey 12:03
7. “Yeh Hai Ishq Ishq – A Qawwali song” Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, Sudha Malhotra, S. D. Batish & Chorus
8. “Ji Chahta Hai Choom Loon Teri Nazar Ko Mein -A Qawwali song” Asha Bhosle, Sudha Malhotra, Balbir, Bande Hasan & Chorus
9. “Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat” Lata Mangeshkar & Mohammad Rafi

Lets take up the second song, which Roshan composed in Raag Pilu, Tal Kaherava. Madhubala’s expressions, sitting in the audience are really very beautiful.

Please enjoy Mohammad Rafi sing: Maine shayad tumhen pehle bhi kahin dekha hai…..

mai.n ne shaayad tumhe.n pahale bhii kahii.n dekhaa hai

ajanabii sii ho magar gair nahii.n lagatii ho
vaham se bhii jo ho naazuk vo yakii.n lagatii ho
haay ye phuul saa cheharaa ye ghanerii zulfe.n
mere shero.n se bhii tum mujhako ha.nsii.n lagatii ho

dekhakar tumako kisii raat kii yaad aatii hai
ek Kaamosh mulaaqaat kii yaad aatii hai
jahaa.N me.n husn kii Tha.nDak kaa asar jagataa hai
aa.nch detii huI barasaat kii yaad aatii hai

jisakii palake.n merii aa.Nkho.n pe jhukii rahatii hai.n
tum vahii mere Kayaalo.n kii parii ho kii nahii.n
kahii.n pahale kii tarah phir to na kho jaaogii
jo hameshaa ke liye ho vo khushii ho kii nahii.n

Song #66
Maayus to hoon vaade se tere….

Happy Valentine’s Day
Remembering Madhubala on Her Birth Anniversary

In the last song’s description, I had given a list of songs of the movie, as copied from Wikipedia. They didn’t give in those nine songs what I regard as the best song of the movie in the quality of its lyrics.

Madhubala listening to Bharat Bhushan singing Barsaat Ki Raat on the radio

Unfortunately in the movie except for the title song, none others have been lip-synced by Madhubala since he was the poet in the movie and she fell in love with him. And yet, her expressions can be noticed in the songs.

This one came about when Madhubala’s father KN Singh, the Suprintendent of Police of Hyderabad forbade her to see Bharat Bhushan, a poor poet, when he (KN Singh) had plans of marrying her in a ‘good’ family.

So, the poor guy (Bharat Bhushan) is waiting for her to come for the tryst and she is caged in her room.

In addition to the quality of the lyrics, Roshan needs to be congratulated for having used the blacksmith’s hammering sounds in the music of the song.

Once again the singer is Mohammad Rafi.

Please enjoy: Maayus to hoon vaade se tere….

maayuus to huu.N vaade se tere
kuchh aas nahii.n kuchh aas bhii hai
mai.n apane Kyaalo.n ke sadake
tuu paas nahii.n aur paas bhii hai
maayuus to huu.N …

hamane to Kushii maa.Ngii thii magar
jo tuune diyaa achchhaa hii diyaa
jis Gam kaa ta_aalluuq ho tujhase
vo raas nahii.n aur raas bhii hai
mai.n apane Kyaalo.n ke …

palako.n se larajate ashqo.n se
tasviir jhalakatii hai terii -2
diidaar kii pyaasii aa.Nkho.n ko
ab pyaas nahii.n aur pyaas bhii hai
mai.n apane Kyaalo.n ke …

Song #67
Dhadakne lage dil ke taaron ki duniya….

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, after that slight detour for Madhubala’s birth anniversary and Valentine’s Day when I put up three songs from her 1960 movie Barsaat Ki Raat, the second and last movie after the 1952 movie Amaanat for which Sahir penned lyrics, lets get back to chronological coverage.

We had just finished taking up songs of Char Dil Char Rahen in which Sahir paired for the second time with Anil Biswas.

(Poster courtesy: JungleKey.in)

His next movie was the 1959 movie Dhool Ka Phool. It was the second film of BR Chopra after Naya Daur. For the first one too Sahir had penned the songs and OP Nayyar composed them. In this film, N Dutta took over compositions. They made the following songs together:

1. “Apni Khatir Jeena Hai” Mahendra Kapoor, Sudha Malhotra, Chorus
2. “Daman Mein Daag Laga Baithe” Mohammed Rafi
3. “Jhukti Ghata Gaati Hawa” Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
4. “Jo Tum Muskura Do” Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
5. “Kase Kahoon Man Ki Baat” Sudha Malhotra
6. “Tere Pyaar Ka Aasra Chaahta Hoon” Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor
7. “Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalman Banega” Mohammed Rafi
8. “Tu Mere Pyar Ka Phool Hai” Lata Mangeshkar

We shall be taking up three of them and all tonight. Lets take the first one whose tune N Dutta copied from a Polish marching tune. It is duet between Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor.

Please enjoy: Dhadakne lage dil ke taaron ki duniya….

A: dha.Dakane lage dil ke taaro.n kii duniyaa
m: jo tum muskuraa do
A: jo tum muskuraa do
m: sa.nvar jaae ham bekaraaro.n kii duniyaa
jo tum muskuraa do
A: jo tum muskuraa do

m: jo tum muskuraa do, bahaare.n ha.Nse.n
sitaaro.n kii ujalii kataare.n ha.Nse.n
A: jo tum muskuraa do, nazaare ha.Nse.n
javaa.n dha.Dakano.n ke ishaare ha.Nse.n – 2
dha.Dakane lage…

m: havaa me.n ke Kushabuu kii a.Nga.Daaiyaa.N
ye aa.Nkho.n pe zulfo.n kii parachhaaiyaa.N
A: ye mastii ke dhaare ubalate hue
ye siino.n me.n tuufaa.n machalate hue – 2
dha.Dakane lage …

m: ye bojhal ghaTaa_e.n barasatii huii
ye bechain ruuhe.n tarasatii huii
A: ye saa.Nso.n se shole nikalate hue
badan aa.Nch khaakar pighalate hue – 2
dha.Dakane lage…

Song #68
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega, insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega….

BR Chopra’s 1959 movie, whose songs we are taking, starred Jubilee man Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Nanda, Ashok Kumar and Manmohan Krishna.

I saw the movie with my parents when I was a boy. And this coming song was the reason why they took me along; my parents belief in secularism being strong.

N Dutta standing to the right of Sahir Ludhianvi

It has been sung by Mohammad Rafi on a composition by N Dutta, the same N Dutta who people said was a weak point in movies; here he seemed to have done very well indeed. This one he composed in Raag Bhairavi, Tal Dadra.

Sahir needs to be congratulated again for excellent, powerful and very meaningful lyrics.

Please enjoy: Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega, insaan ki aulad hai insaan banega….

tuu hindu banegA nA musalamAn banegaa
insaan kI aulAd hai insaan banega

kudarat ne to banAI thI ek hI duniyA
hamane use hindU aur musalamAn banAyA
tuu sabake liye aman kA paigaam banegA
insaan kI aulAd hai insaan banegA

ye din ye ImAn dharam bechane vAle
dhan-daulat ke bhUkhe vatan bechane vAle
tuu inake liye maut kA ailaan banegA
insaan kI aulAd hai insaan banegA

Song #69
Tere pyaar ka aasra chahata hoon….

And the last song of the 1960 BR Chopra movie Dhool Ka Phool that I have for you is the song that became so famous that it has been copied in many different movies (eg between Asha Parekh and Joy Mukherjee in Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon). Mala Sinha as Meena Khosla and Rajendra Kumar as Mahesh Kapoor are in the same college and are taking part in a poetry recitation competition. Through their individual recitations they express and admit love for each other. It is another thing that as the story takes a turn, Mahesh disowns a son born through a pre-marriage alliance with Meena and actually gets married to Nanda (Malti). Indeed, that’s how the previous song Tu Hindu banega na Muslamaan banega.

This one has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mahendra Kapoor.

N Dutta composed it in Raag Pilu, Tal Kaherava.

Please enjoy: Tere pyaar ka aasra chahata hoon….

tere pyaar kaa aasaraa chaahataa huu.N
vafaa kar rahaa huu.N vafaa chaahataa huu.N

hasiino se ahad-e-vafaa chaahate ho
ba.De naasamajh ho ye kyaa chaahate ho

tere narm baalo.n me.n taare sajaa ke
tere shokh kadamo.n me.n kaliyaa.n bichhaa ke
mohabbat kaa chhoTaa saa mandir banaa ke
tujhe raat din pUjanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

zaraa soch lo dil lagaane se pahale
ki khonaa bhii pa.Dataa hai paane ke pahale
ijaazat to le lo zamaane se pahale
ki tum husn ko pUjanaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

kahaa.N tak jiye.n terii ulfat ke maare
guzaratii nahii.n zindagii bin sahaare
bahut ho chuke duur rahakar ishaare
tujhe paas se dekhanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

mohabbat kii dushman hai saarii khudaaii
mohabbat kii taqadiir me.n hai judaaii
jo sunate nahii.n hai.n dilo.n kii duhaaii
unhii.n se mujhe maa.Nganaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

dupaTTe ke kone ko mu.Nh me.n dabaa ke
zaraa dekh lo is taraf muskuraa ke
mujhe lUT lo mere nazadiik aa ke
ki mai.n maut se khelanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

galat saare daave.n galat saarii kasame.n
nibhe.ngii yahaa.N kaise ulfat ki rasme.n
yahaa.N zindagii hai rivaazo.n ke bas me.n
rivaazo.n ko tum to.Danaa chaahate ho, ba.De …

rivaazo.n kii paravaah naa rasmo.n kaa Dar hai
terii aa.Nkh ke faisale pe nazar hai
balaa se agar raastaa purkhatar hai
mai.n is haath ko thaamanaa chaahataa huu.N, vafaa …

Song #70
Mere bhaiyya ko sandesha phunchana….

His next film of 1959 was Didi, in which once again (for the eighth time) he paired with Datta Naik or N Dutta. The movie starred Sunil Dutt, Shubha Khote and Jayshree.

The movie had the following songs:

1. Mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahunchana.
2. Tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao to ye haq hai tumako.
3. Hamne suna tha ek hai Bharat.
4. Bachcho tum taqdeer ho kal ke Hindustan ki.
5. Pyar hi mujhe darkar hai.
6. Mamaji ke rocket par.

We shall be taking up three of them and it is not difficult to guess which ones.

First lets begin with this bhai behan song that became quite popular. Lata Mangeshkar sang it.

Please enjoy: Mere bhaiyya ko sandesha phunchana….

mere bhaiyya aaa
mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahuchana
mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahuchana
re chanda teri jyot badhe
ho re chanda teri jyot badhe
mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahuchana
re chanda teri jyot badhe
ho re chanda teri jyot badhe

door nagar mere bhaiyya ka deraa
door nagar mere bhaiyya ka deraa
beech mein parbat nadiyaa
ho beech mein parbat nadiyaa
tujhe pahunchte ik pal laage
tujhe pahunchte ik pal laage
mujhe pahunchte sadiyaan
ho mujhe pahunchte sadiyaan
mere dil ki duaayen le jaanaa
mere dil ki duaayen le jaanaa
re chanda teri jyot badhe
re chanda teri jyot badhe
mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahuchana
mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahuchana
re chanda teri jyot badhe
ho re chanda teri jyot badhe

jug jug chamke tu ambar par
jug jug chamke tu ambar par
roop ghate na teraa
ho roop ghate na teraa
tu hai mere bhaiyya jaisaa
tu hai mere bhaiyya jaisaa
tujh saa bhaiyya meraa
haan haan tujh saa bhaiyya meraa
aaj tu hi gale se lag jaanaa
aaj tu hi gale se lag jaanaa
re chandaa teri jyot badhe
ho re chandaa teri jyot badhe
mere bhaiyya ko sandesa pahuchana
mere bhaiyya ko sandesa pahuchana
re chanda teri jyot badhe
ho re chanda teri jyot badhe

Song #71
Tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao to yeh haq hai tumako….

Of course, with the kind of bhai-behan song that I gave you just now, it is not difficult to guess that I saw the movie with my parents.

Now we come to the second song from the 1959 movie Didi. I didn’t know at that time that the song was the beginning of a romantic alliance between Sahir Ludhianvi and Sudha Malhotra, the singer.

Its lyrics are powerful, in the same mould as those of Shakeel Badayuni’s, full of irony.

The actress is Shubha Khote, in love with Sunil Dutt.

N Dutta composed it in Raag Pahadi, Taal Dadra. The male part has been sung by Mukesh. Lyrics are signature Sahir lyrics.

Please enjoy: Tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao to yeh haq hai tumako….

tum mujhe bhul bhi jao to ye haq hai tumko
meri bat aur hai maine to mohabbat ki hai
tum mujhe bhul bhi jao to ye haq hai tumko

mere dil ki mere jazabat ki kimat kya hai
ulajhe-ulajhe se khyalat ki kimat kya hai
maine kyu pyar kiya
tumne na kyu pyar kiya
in pareshan savalat ki kimat kya hai
tum jo ye bhi na batao to ye haq hai tumko
meri bat aur hai maine to mohabbat ki hai
tum mujhe bhul bhi jao to ye haq hai tumko

zindagi sirf mohabbat
nahi kuchh aur bhi hai
zulf-o-rukasar ki jannat
nahi kuchh aur bhi hai
bhukh aur pyas ki mari hui is duniya me
ishq hi ek haqikat nahi kuchh aur bhi hai
tum agar ankh churao to ye haq hai tumko
maine tumase hi nahi to mohabbat ki hai
tum agar ankh churao to ye haq hai tumko

tumko duniya ke gam-o-dard se
furasat naa sahi
sabse ulafat sahi mujhse hi mohabbat na sahi
mai tumhari hun yahi mere liye kya kam hai
tum mere hoke raho ye meri qismat na sahi
aur bhi dil ko jalao ye haq hai tumko
meri bat aur hai maine to muhabbat ki hai
tum mujhe bhul bhi jao to ye haq hai tumko

Song #72
Bachcho tum taqdeer ho kal ke Hindustan ki….

We started with Bhai-Behan song from the 1959 movie Didi: Mere bhaiyya ko sandesha pahunchana and then moved to Sudha Malhotra and Mukesh song: Tum mujhe bhool bhi jaao to yeh haq hai tumako. And now we listen to the third and last song from this movie tonight. It is a children’s song sung by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle and picturised on Sunil Dutt, Shubha Khote, Honey Irani and Daisy Irani.

The song was a favourite of Indian PM Jawahar Lal Nehru (His birthday 14th Nov is celebrated as Children’s Day)

Please enjoy: Bachcho tum taqdeer ho kal ke Hindustan ki….

bachho tum taqadir ho kal ke hindustaan ki
baapu ke vardaan ki neharu ke armaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho kal ke hindustaan ki
baapu ke vardaan ki neharu ke armaan ki
achcho tum taqadir ho

aaj ke tute khandaharo par tum kal kaa desh basaoge
jo ham logo se na huaa vo tum kar ke dikhlaoge
tum nanhi buniyaade ho, tum nanhi buniyaade ho
duniyaa ke naye vidhaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho

din-dharam ke naam pe koi bij phut kaa boye naa
jo sadiyo ke baad mili hai vo aazadi khoye naa
har mazahab se unchi hai, har mazahab se unchi hai
kimat insaani jaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho

phir koi jaichand na ubhare phir koi jaafar na uthe
gairo kaa dil khush karne ko apno par khazar na uthe
dhan-daulat ke laalach me, dhan-daulat ke laalach me
tauhin na ho imaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho

naari ko is desh ne devi kah kar daasi jana hai
jisko kuchh adhikaar na ho vo ghar ki raani mana hai
tum aisa aadar mat lena, tum aisa aadar mat lena
aad ho jo apmaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho

rah na sake ab is duniyaa me yug saramayadari kaa
tumako jhandaa laharana hai mehnat ki sardaari ka
tum chaaho to, tum chaaho to
badal ke rakh do kismat har insaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho kal ke hindustaan ki
baapu ke vardaan ki neharu ke armaan ki
bachho tum taqadir ho

Ladies and gentlemen, with that I finish with Part III of the best songs of our fourth lyricist (not in any order): Sahir Ludhianvi. I hope you liked my selection. We have reached only up to the year 1959 and have a long way to go. Please await following parts.

 

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