Beqarar karke humein – Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Hemant Kumar was not only a great singer and music director, but he also ventured into producing movies, like Bees Saal Baad (1962). This ‘super hit’ film not only topped the charts in 1962, but also has provided some of the most memorable music given to us by Hemant Kumar. Featured here is this gem sung by Hemant Kumar himself, picturized on Biswajit and Waheeda Rehman.

Lyrics (Shakeel Badayuni):

Beqarar karke humein yoon na jaiye
Aapko humari kasam laut aaiye

Dekhiye woh kaali kaali badliyan
Zulf ki ghata chura na le kahin
Chori chori aake shokh bijliyan
Aapki adaa chura na le kahin
Yoon kadam akele na aage badhaiye
Aapko humari kasam laut aaiye

Dekhiye gulaab ki woh daaliyan
Badhke choom le na aap ke kadam
Khoye khoye bhanvre bhi hain baag mein
Koi aapko bana na le sanam
Behki behki nazaron se khud ko bachaiye
Beqarar karke humein yoon na jaiye

Zindagi ke raaste ajeeb hain
In mein is tarah chala na kijiye
Khair hai isi mein aapki huzoor
Apna koi saathi dhoond lijiye
Sunke dil ki baat yoon na muskuraiye
Aapko humari kasam laut aaiye

Lag ja gale – Woh Kaun Thi (1964)

This gem is from another movie Woh Kaun Thi (1964) directed by Raj Khosla, featuring Manoj Kumar and Sadhana.  Music is by Madan Mohan and the lyrics have been penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan . Sung by the Nightingale of India – Lata Mangeshkar.

Lyrics:

Lag jaa gale ke fir ye haseen raat ho na ho
Shaayad fir is janam mein mulaqaat ho na ho

Hum ko milee hain aaj ye ghadiyaan naseeb se
Jee bhar ke dekh lijiye  humko kareeb se
Fir aap ke naseeb mein ye baat ho na ho
Shaayad fir is janam mein mulaqaat ho na ho

Paas aiye ke hum nahin aayenge baar baar
Bahein gale mein daal ke, hum ro le jaar jaar
Aakhon se fir ye pyaar ki barsaat ho na ho
Shaayad fir is janam mein mulaqaat ho na ho

Teri aankhon ke siva duniya mein rakha kya hai- Chirag (1969)

Today I’ll present two evergreen songs created by the legendary Madan Mohan.

This gem is from the movie Chirag (1969) directed by Raj Khosla, featuring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh. The song has been sung for the most part by Mohd. Rafi and also by Lata Mangeshkar.

Lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Teri aankhon ke siva duniya mein rakha kya hai

Ye uthe subah chale Ye jhunke shaam dhale
Mera jeena mera marna inhi palkon ke tale

Palkon ki galiyon mein chehre baharon ke haste huye
Ae mere khwabon ke kya kya nagar is mein baste huye

In mein mere aanewale zamane ki tasveer hai
Chahat ke kajal se lkhi huyi meri taqdeer hai

Main hoon kahin inka saya mere dil se jata nahi
Inke siva ab to kuchh bhi nazar mujhko aata nahi

Chandan Sa Badan – Saraswati Chandra (1968)

The first Hindi film to win the National award for Best Music, Saraswati Chandra, was scored by the brother duo of Kalyanji-Anandji. Here is the classic – Chandan Sa Badan, rendered by Mukesh, from this magnum opus. Incidentally, this song was also rendered by Lata Mangeshkar as can be found here.

Lyrics: Indeevar

Chandan sa badan chanchal chitawan
Dheere se tera ye muskana
Mujhe dosh na dena jagwalon
Ho jaoon agar main deewana

Ye kaam kaman bhawe teri
Palko ke kinare kajarare
Maathepar sindoori suraj
Honthhon pe dahakte angaarein
Saaya bhi jo tera padh jaye
Aabaad ho dil ka viraana

Tan bhi sundar, mann bhi sundar
Tu sundarta ki murat hai
Kisee aur ko shayad kam hogi
Mujhe teri bahot zarurat hai
Pahale bhi bahot main tarsa hoon
Tu aur na dil ko tarsana

Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye – Anand (1970)

Another of the gems from the association of Mukesh with Salil Chowdhury, from the Hrishikesh Mukherjee film, Anand.

Lyrics: Yogesh

Kahin door jab din dhal jaaye
Saanjh ki dulhan badan churaye
Chupke se aaye
Mere Khayalon ke aangan mein
Koi sapnon ke deep jalaye, deep jalaye

Kabhi yunhi, jab hui, bojhal saansein
Bhar aayi baithe baithe, jab yunhi aankhen
Tabhi machla ke, pyaar se chal ke
Chhue koi mujh par nazar na aaye, nazar na aaye

Kahin to ye, dil kabhi, mil nahin paate
Kahin se nikal aaye, janmon ke naate
Ghani thi uljhan, bairi apna mann
Apna hi hoke sahe dard paraye, dard paraye

Dil jaane, mere saare, bhed ye gehre
Ho gaye kaise mere, sapne sunehre
Ye mere sapne, yahi to hai apne
Mujhse judaa na honge inke ye saaye, inke ye saaye

Dil Tadap Tadap Ke – Madhumati (1958)

As much as Mukesh’s success and fame was due to his association with Raj Kapoor and Shankar-Jaikishan, several of the classic songs of his were from other composers, notably Salil Chowdhury. Here is a song from the Bimal Roy film, Madhumati, where Mukesh sings for Dilip Kumar, in duet with Lata Mangeshkar singing for Vyjanthimala.

Lyrics: Shailendra

Dil tadap tadap ke keh raha hai aa bhi jaa
Tu humse aankh na chura, tujhe kasam hai aa bhi jaa
Tu nahin to ye bahaar kya bahaar hai
Gul nahin khile to tera intezaar hai
Ke tera intezaar hai

Dil dhadak dhadak ke de rahaa hai ye sada
Tumhari ho chukin hun main
Tumhare saath hun sada

Tumse meri zindagi ka ye shringaar hai
Jee rahi hun main ke mujhko tumse pyaar hai
Ke mujhko tumse pyaar hai

Muskuraate pyaar ka asar hai har kahin
Dil kahaan hai hum kidhar hain kuchh khabar nahin
Kidhar hai kuchh khabar nahin

Duniya Bananewale – Teesri Kasam (1966)

Mukesh Chandra Mathur was one of the legendary singers of the golden era of Hindi film music. The team of Raj Kapoor, Mukesh and Shankar-Jaikishan was successful in making films like Awara and Shree 420 famous among people as far away as Russia.

Here is a song, used as the leitmotif for the Basu Bhattacharya film Teesri Kasam, where Mukesh sings for Raj Kapoor.

Lyrics: Shailendra

Duniya Bananewale Kya Tere Man Mein Samaayi
Kaheko Duniya Banayi

Kahe Banaye Toone Maati Ke Putle
Dharti Yeh Pyari Pyari
Mukhde Yeh Ujle
Kahe Banaya Toone Duniya Ka Khela
Usme Lagaya Jawaani Ka Mela
Gup-Chup Tamasha Dekhe, Wah Re Teri Khudaai

Preet Banaake Toone Jeena Sikhaaya
Hansna Sikhaaya, Rona Sikhaaya
Jeevan Ke Path Par Meet Milaye
Meet Milake Toone Sapne Sajaaye
Sapne Sajaake Toone Kahe Ko De Di Judaai

Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalaat Pe Rona Aaya – Hum Dono (1961)

If Din Dhal Jaye is S.D. Burman‘s masterpiece, then this one is the showpiece from Jaidev. Only Rafi, with his emotive voice could evoke such pathos in this song, picturized on Dev Anand.

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalaat Pe Rona Aaya
Baat Nikli To Har Ik Baat Pe Rona Aaya

Hum To Samjhe The Ki Hum Bhool Gaye Hain Unko
Kya Hua Aaj Yeh Kis Baat Pe Rona Aaya

Kis Liye Jeete Hain Hum Kiske Liye Jeete Hain
Baarha Aise Sawalat Pe Rona Aaya

Kaun rota hai kisi aur ki Khatir ai dost
Sabko apni hi kisi baat pe rona aayaa

Aapke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai – Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)

This lilting gem by Rafi is as mesmerizing today as it was when this was first released in 1966, for the film Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi. Sing along with the cadence of the piano as you watch Dharmendra serenade Tanuja and Mala Sinha with this gem of a ghazal.

Composer: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Anjaan

Aap ke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai
Mera dil machal gaya to mera kya kasoor hai
Aap ke nigaah ne kahaa to kuchh zaroor hai

Khulee laton ke chhaanv mein khila khila ye rup hai
Ghataa se jaise chhan rahi, subah subah ki dhoop hai
Jidhar nazar moodi, udhar surur hi surur hai

Jhuki jhuki nigah mein bhi hain balaa kee shaukhiyaan
Dabee Dabee hasee mein bhi tadap rahi hain bijaliyaan
Shabaab aap kaa, nashe mein khud hi choor choor hai

Jahaan jahaan pade kadam wahaan fiza badal gayi
Ke jaise sarabasar bahaar aap hi mein dhal gayi
Kisi mein ye kashish kaha jo aap mein hujoor hai
Mera dil machal gaya to mera kya kasoor hai

Mann tadpat hari darshan ko aaj – Baiju Bawra (1952)

Today let us walk down memory lane and listen to the versatile genius of Mohd. Rafi whose range spanned from the raga based bhajan Mann Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj in Baiju Bawra (Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni) to the jazzy Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho in Hanste Zakhm (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi) to the ghazal Tumhari zulfke saaye mein sham kar lunga in Naunihaal (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi).
In Baiju Bawra, the lead role of a musical genius who could compete with the great Tansen, played by Bharat Bhushan was made believable by Rafi’s renditions.

Composer: Naushad
Raga: Malkauns Thaat: Bhairavi

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