Unforgettable Melodies

More melodies from the fifties and sixties:

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‘Chodd Do Aanchal’ from Paying Guest (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Actors: Dev Anand, Nutan, Yakub, Jagirdar, Sajjan. Music: S D Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Producer: Filmistan.

Video here.

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‘Kahe Jhoom Jhoom Raat Yeh Suhani’ in Love Marriage (1959) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Stars: Mala Sinha, Dev Anand and Abhi Bhattacharya. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra. Directed: Subodh Mukherji.

Video here.

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‘Aise To Na Deko’ from Teen Deviyan (1965) sung by Mohammed Rafi. Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Kalpana Karthik and Simmi Garewal. Music: S.D.Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Amarjeet.

 

Video here.

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After those gems from the fifties, here’s a sweet melody, eminently hummable, from the early seventies, a bit longish.

‘Itna to yaad hai mujhe ke unse mulaqaat hui’ from Mehboob Ki Mehandi (1971) sung by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal. Lyricist: Anand Bakshi. Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar, Mumtaz Begum and Iftekhar. Producer, Director: H S Rawail.

Video here.

 

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A Pining Lover – A Ghazal Magic From…

the duo – Kaifi Azmi and Madan Mohan:

‘Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai’ from Haqeeqat (1964) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Dharmendra, Balraj Sahni, Priya Rajvansh, Sudhir, Sanjay Khan and Vijay Anand. Director: Vijay Anand.

Like many other immortal melodies this Azmi’s song of tender love, full of old-world charm, is also set in Raag: Yaman Kalyan at its sweetest, its notes lending the distinctive qualities of soft romance, peace and tranquility. Moods of this Raag: bhakti, gambhir, shringar, serene, haunting… 

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Lyrics and its as-best-as-I-could translation:

ज़रा सी आहट होती है

तो दिल सोचता है 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं,

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं 

ज़रा सी आहट होती है…

Even a slight sound (of a foot fall) and

my heart goes thumping:

Could it be him if anyone?

Could it be him if anyone?

छुप के सीने में कोई जैसे सदा देता है 

शाम से पहले दीया दिल का जला देता है 

है उसी की ये सदा, है उसी की ये अदा 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं.

Dwelling in (my) bosom and making himself ever felt,

Lighting up the lamp of the heart even before it’s dusk,

It is his ever…it is this coquetry of his,

Could it be him, if anyone?

शक्ल फिरती है निगाहों में वही प्यारी सी

मेरी नस-नस में मचलने लगी चिंगारी सी 

छू गई जिस्म मेरा किसके दामन की हवा 

कहीं ये वो तो नहीं…

(It’s his) face swirling before my eyes, so cute,

(it’s like) fire-sparks cavorting in every vein of mine,

my body tingled by the breeze that had embraced someone,

Could it be him, if anyone?

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Now dismiss all thoughts of the world outside,

shut out all noise,

put your feet up,

roll down your sleeves,

hold your glass in hand if you desire,

switch on the soft glow of a single shaded lamp,

get ready to be swept along.

Video here.

And for the original from the film:

Video here.

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PS: A nagging thought: should a kid like this girl be asked to emote such tender love?

Source: poshmaal.com/ragas/yaman.html

Unforgettable Melodies

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‘Aankhon mein kya jee’ from Nau Do Gyarah (1957) sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Stars: Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik, Jeevan, Shashikala, Rashid Khan and Lalita Pawar. Music: S.D. Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Director: Vijay Anand.

Video here.

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‘Masti Bhara Hai Sama’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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‘Aansu Bhari Hai’ from Parvarish (1958) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mehmood and Lalita Pawar. Music: Datta Ram. Director: S. Banerji.

Video here.

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Now, For Some Forgotten Melodies!

Songs we missed our classes to hear on radio! Not likely to be heard in these days.

A coincidence that I noticed later – all the songs are Shankar Jaikishen’s!

Good quality clips of these songs are difficult to obtain.

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‘Tum Jo Humare Meet Na Hote Geet Ye Mere Geet Na Hote’ from Aashiq (1962) sung by Mukesh. Stars Raj Kapoor, Nanda, Padmini, Keshto Mukherjee and Leela Chitnis. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Hrishikesh Mukerjee.

Video here.

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‘Suno Ji Suno Hamari Bhi Suno’ in Ek Dil Sau Afsane (1963) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor. Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar, Sulochana Chatterjee, Mridula Rani, Mehar Banu and Jagdish Raj. Music: Shankar Jakishan. Lyrics: Shailendra.

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‘Bahar Banke Woh Muskuraye’ from Apne Huye Paraye (1964) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Actors: Manoj Kumar, Mala Sinha, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar, Agha, Padma Kumari, Sunder, Chand Burke, Dulari, Iftekhar, Ramayan Tiwari, Savitri and Naina. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Ajit Chakraborty. Producer: Ajit Chakraborty.

Video here.

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‘Begaani Shaadi Mein’ from Jis Desh Mein Behti Hai (1960) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. Actors: Padmini, Raj Kapoor, Pran, Lalita Pawar, Raj Mehra and Sulochana Chatterjee. Music: Shankar Jaikishan. Lyrics: Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. Director: Radhu Karmarkar.

Video here.

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Unforgettable Melodies

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‘Chal Mere Dil’ in Ishara (1964) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Joy Mukherjee, Vaijayanti Mala, Pran and Pratima Devi. Music: Kalyanji Anandji. Lyrics: Armaan Malik.

Video here.

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‘Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe Ho Nisar’ in Anari (1959) sung by Mukesh. Stars: Raj Kapoor, Nutan, Nazir Hussain, Lalita Pawar, Motilal, Shubha Khote, Mukri and Helen. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra.

Video here.

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‘Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi’ in Chori Chori (1956) sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar. Stars:  Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Gope, Pran, Bhagwan, Johnny Walker, David and Raj Mehra. Music: Shankar Jaikishen. Lyrics: Shailendra.

Video here.

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 ‘Raat ne kya kya khwaab’ in Ek Gaon Ki Kahani (1957) sung by Talat Mahmood. Stars: Mala Sinha, Talat Mahmood, Abhi Bhattacharya, I. S. Johar, Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta and Dulari. Music:  Salil Chaudhary. Lyrics: Shailendra.

Video here.

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Unforgettable Melodies

Hai Apna Dil To Awara Na Jane Kis Pe Aye Ga‘ in Solva Saal (1958), sung by Hemant Kumar. Music: SD Burman. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri. Starring : Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Jagdev, Sunder, Bipin Gupta and Tun Tun. Producer: Chandrakant C Desai. Director: Raj Khosla.

Watch it here if it doesn’t show up.

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Jaa Re Ud Jaa Re Panchi‘ in Maya (1961) sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Stars: Mala Sinha, Dev Anand, Lalita Pawar and Amjad Khan. Director: D.D Kashyap. Music: Salil Choudhury. Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Watch it here if the clip doesn’t show up.

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Finally of more recent vintage:

‘Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai’ in Golmaal (1978) sung by Kishore Kumar. Stars: Bindya Goswami, Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Deven Varma, Shubha Khote, David, Deena Pathak, Manju Singh, Om Prakash and Keshto Mukherjee. Music: R.D. Burman. Lyrics: Gulzar. Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

If the clip doesn’t show up watch it here.

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Living Young…

A few days ago, a good friend of mine forwarded a piece, of which this is an extract, as a poem penned by our late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s much adored/loved prime minister.

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Atalji on the essentials for living young (the translation is not word by word):   

 

घर चाहे   ‘कैसा’   भी हो………

उसके    एक    कोने में………..

खुलकर हंसने की जगह रखना..

May it be whatever,

set aside a place in the house

for laughing your heart out.

 

सूरज कितना भी दूर हो………..

उसको घर आने का रास्ता देना..

However distant the sun may be,

lay out a way for him to enter.

 

कभी कभी छत पर चढ़कर..

तारे    अवश्य     गिनना……

हो सके तो हाथ बढ़ा कर…..

चाँद को छूने की कोशिश करना….

Now and then be sure to climb

over the roof to count the stars and,

if you can, put your hand out,

to reach for the moon.

 

अगर हो लोगों से मिलना जुलना…..

तो घर के पास पड़ोस ज़रूर रखना…

If it be to meet up and mingle with people,

be sure to be blessed with a neighborhood.

 

भीगने देना बारिश में………..

उछल कूद भी करने देना……

हो    सके  तो बच्चों को…….

एक कागज़ की किश्ती चलाने देना..

Get out and wet in the rain,

jumping and splashing without a care.

Delight the kids, if you can,

floating in the waters a paper boat.

 

कभी हो फुरसत,आसमान भी साफ हो….

तो एक पतंग आसमान में चढ़ाना………..

हो सके तो एक छोटा सा पेंच भी लड़ाना..

When you’ve a little time and the sky clear,

fly a kite up high as you can. And, perhaps

even engage another in a little skirmish.

 

घर के सामने रखना एक पेड़….

उस पर बैठे पक्षियों की……….

बातें अवश्य  सुनना……………

Let there be a tree in the front.

The birds perched on its branches –

be sure to eavesdrop on their chatter.

 

घर चाहे   ‘कैसा’   भी हो……..

घर के    एक कोने   में…………

खुलकर हँसने की जगह रखना…

May it be whatever,

set aside a place in the house

for laughing your heart out.

 

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Source: Thanks to Gopalswamy and image from indianexpress.com. Note authenticity not verified. 

 

 

 

Source: Authenticity not verified. Image from indianexpress.com.