After my last submission (POETRY IN GOLDEN OLDIES -PART IV (A) on the subject of “EYES” I now take up some more songs on the subject matter.
The first on my list is a romantic number sung by Mohammad Rafi , Music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal, Lyrics by Anand Bakshi, from the movie “Night In London” (1967) picturised on the lead pair of Biswajeet and Mala Sinha ( they made a great pair in those times )
The wordings are as under:
“OH MY L…O….V….E…….!
NAZAR NA LAG JAAYE,
KISI KI RAAHON MEIN,
CHHUPA KE RAKH LOON AA
TUJHE NIGAHON MEIN
TU KHO NA JAYYE
OH MY L…O…V….E………!
DEKH KAR TERI TARAF BAHAAR
AAJ HO RAHI HAI BEKRAAR
CHHOO RAHE HAIN PHOOL YOON TUJHE
JAISE HO INHEN BHI TUJH SE PYAAR
OH MY L…O…V….E…….!
AYE MERI HASEEN DILRUBA
MERE DIL MEIN CHHUP KE BAITH JA
TUJH MEIN MUJH MEIN FARK NAA RAHE
AA KAREEB AA KAREEB AAAA
TU KHO NA JAAYE
OH MY L…O…V….E……!
SAAMNE JO EK TU NA HO
DIL MEIN KOEE AARZOO NAA HO
MANZILEIN HAZAR HON MAGAR
MANZILON KI JOOSTJU NAA HO
YEH HO NAA JAAYE
OH MY L….O….V…..E……!”
The superb rendering by inimitable Rafi Sahab and the lilting music with extended sounds at some places,some special sound effects and an echo at several other places, have a magical touch which sooths the listeners and spell binds them and compels them to sing along.A REAL TREAT !!.Enjoy it on Youtube and then let me know .
The second song on my list is : “Aankhon Mein Kya Jee” a marvelous duet by Kishore Kumar Asha Bhonsle from the movie “Nau Do Gyarah” (1957) set to music by SD Burman with Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.It has been beautifully picturised on the lead pair Dev Anand and Kalpna Kartik.With words like ‘Haan” ” Hoon ” thrown in at some places and the every stanza begining with a melodious “Aaaaaa, Aaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaa” by Asha, followed by some whistling, has a very charming effect on the listeners.SHEER MAGIC !! Do see it on Youtube and you’ll appreciate my choice. Incidentally, this film was a home production of Dev Anand’s banner Navketan, was produced by Dev Anand himself and was directed by his brother Vijay Anand. Another well known nugget of information for those who might not know : Kalpna Kartik had got married to Dev Anand on the sets of his movie “Taxi Driver (1954)” . The song goes like this :
“Aankhon men kyaa ji
Baadal men kyaa ji
Kisi kaa aanchal
Aanchal men kyaa ji
Ajab si halachal.
Rangin hai mausam
Tere dam ki bahaar hai
Phir bhi hai kuchh kam
Bas teraa intazaar hai
Dekhne mein bhole ho
Par ho bade chanchal
Aankhon men kyaa ji……..
Jhukti hain palkein
Jhukne do aur jhoom ke
Udati hain zulfein
Udnein do honth choom ke
Dekhne mein bhole ho
Par ho bade chanchal
Aankhon men kyaa ji……..
Naina mil jaaye nain se
Saathi ban jaaen
Rastaa kat jaaye chain se
Dekhne mein bholi ho
Par ho badi chanchal
Aankhon mein kya ji……..”
The simplicity of words, is its appeal.Wordings are as simple as “A for Apple, B for Ball ” that a child learns in his early school days.Here A is for Aanchal,B is for Badal….H is for Halchal….M is for Mausam….R is for Raasta…..Z is for Zulfein. Easy isn’t it ? The chemistry between Dev Anand and Kalpna Kartik is just VOW !! (was it because they were husband and wife ? ) See it for your self ……Happy viewing !! Isn’t the simple poetry of this golden oldie just superb ??
The third song on my list today is: “Nain Lad Jaihen…” sung by Md Rafi. Music Director:Naushad, Director:Nitin Bose.Lyrics:Shakeel Badayuni.Film : GANGA JAMUNA. Ganga Jamuna is a 1961 Bollywood film produced by Dilip Kumar. The film stars real life brothers Dilip Kumar and Nasir Khan as two brothers on opposing sides of the law.The film also stars Vyjayantimala and Helen. Aruna Irani made a brief appearance as a child artist.Ganga Jamuna remains as a all-time blockbuster movie in Indian Cinema.Awards:The movie bagged three Filmfare Awards Best Actress Award for Vyjayantimala Best Dialogue Award for Wajahat Mirza and Best Cinematography Award for V Balasaheb. The lyrics of this song are as under : (is the language of this song Bhojpuri or some other dialect ? Readers may please let me know.)
” laagaa gori gujariyaa se nehaa humaar hoyi gavaa saaraa chaupat moraa rujagaar o
nain lad jainhe to manavaa mein kasak hoibe kari prem kaa chhuti hai pataakhaa to dhumak hoibe kari nain lad jainhe …….
roop ko manamaa basaibaa to buraa kaa hoi hai tohu se preet lagaibaa to buraa kaa hoi hai prem ki nagari ma kuchh humaraa bhi haq hoibe kari nain lad jainhe ……….
hoi gavaa man maa more tirachhi najar kaa hallaa gori ko dekhe binaa nindiyaa na aavai humakaa phaans lagi hai to karejavaa ma khatak hoibe kari nain lad jaihe ……….
thaik thaik thai thai, thai dhaak dhinak dhin, taak tinak tin dhaak dhinak dhin, dhaak dhinak dhin, dhaa!
aankh mil gayii hai sajaniyaa se to naachan lagii hai pyaar kii miithii gajal manavaa bhii gaavan lagii hai jhaanjh bajii hai to kamariyaa ma lachak hoibe karii nain lad jaihe………
nainaa jab ladii hai to bhaiyyaa man mein kasak hoibe karii thaik thaik tik thaa
hoy hoy hoy!
man le gayii re dhobaniyaa raamaa kaisaa jaaduu Daar ke kaisaa jaaduu Daar ke re, kaisaa Tonaa Daar ke man le gayii re dhobaniyaa raamaa kaisaa jaaduu Daar ke man le gayii re dhobaniyaa raamaa kaisaa jaaduu Daar ke…”
This foot-tapping dance number with Dilip Kumar’s inimitable style and verve was one of the highlights of the film and I loved watching it again and again.
The literal translation of the first two lines after the opening dialogue :
“When two pairs of eyes (of lovers) meet,
It results in an electric jolt to their hearts !!
When the crackers of love burst,
there is bound to be a hell of a (big) noise!!”
An attempt to translate the lines of the first verse :
“There is nothing wrong in keeping the beautiful image of your love in your heart. There is nothing wrong if I openly declare my love for you. In this town of love,I too have every right to love and be loved.”
What a delightful composition in the local dialect of the times and era depicted in the movie and and the picturisation of this dance number.Watch it for yourself and see. E..N..J…O…Y !!
The last song I intend to touch today is: “Ankhion mein rehne de……… – From the movie “Bobby” (1973).Sung very beautifully by Lata ji, lyrics composed by Anand Bakshi and set to great music by LP (Laxmikant Pyaarelal) The wordings of this sad number run like this :
“ANKHION KO REHNE DE, ANKHION KE AAS PASS, DOOOR SE DIL KI BUJHTI RAHE PYAAS……………
DARD ZAMAANE MEIN KUM NAHIN MILTEY, SAB KO MOHABBAT KE GUMM NAHIN MILTEY.
TOOTNE WAALE DILL, HOTEY HAIN KUCHH KHAAS….
REH GAYI DUNIYAN MEIN NAAM KI KHUSHIYAAN, TERE MERE KIS KAAM KI KHUSHEEYAN. SAARI UMAR HUM KO REHNA YOON UDAAAS …….”
A rough translation: “Let your eyes remain in front of my eyes,so that I can quench my thirst by looking at them from afar.There are immense sorrows in this world but every one is not so lucky to as to suffer from the pangs of love.The hearts that break because of these sorrows are really rare and special.There is hardly any happiness left in this world for us.Such happiness is of no use to me and you.We are destined to remain sad and despondent in our entire life.”
A meaningful song for lovers separated by society or by the cruel hands of destiny.A really soulful rendering by Lata.Thoroughly enjoyable.See it for yourself and be carried away to those musical seventies ………
This is by no means an end to my contribution.There are several other songs on the theme of “eyes” and with a great difficulty, I have chosen 8 ( 4 in this posting and 4 in the earlier part ) Moreover,I have chosen the songs at random and they are not ranked by popularity.It is a very tough task to make an attempt to rank such golden oldies.Each song has a distinct flavour of its own and has some hidden meaning for each reader of these columns based on his or her personal experiences.
I will end this piece with a few of my favourite quotes on EYES :
1.”The eyes have one language everywhere ” -George Herbert
2. “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”-John Vance Chevy
3. “Any one can look at other’s eyes but lovers can see into each others souls through their eyes”-Larry Latta
4.”There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through intellect.”
-G K Chesterton
5.”Early to bed and early to rise,makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.”-Orson Scott Card.
I sincerely hope the MUSE-icians/readers will enjoy and relish this special dish of mine seved with love and affection.Go ahead…….taste it…. and let this humble chef/cook know whether the end result was good or not.
– J S BROCA
Dear Brocaji, nice; I will treasure these for a long time. How about the movie and song….”Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon Se”. I truly liked the movie and the song and songs. Truly classical songs that are forever embedded within us. Regards,
Lina Mistry/Tandel, Virginia, USA
Dec 6, 2008
I started learning music at the age of four and started learning tabla when I was 12 …I enjoy your collection….I am savouring each and every bit of your golden words on golden oldies as I get ample of information reading them…I am enjoying your dish…I cannot tell you the result because I don’t want it to get over so soon….Wanting for more and more in my plate, I am waiting for your next goldie….
Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
Dec 5, 2008
You are wonderful as usual.I always remember and also quote to my colleagues -jo likha hai wohi padha jayega.
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