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I recently rediscovered the timeless songs of Hemant Kumar while watching  Neo Noir Bollywood classics like Kohraa, Bees Saal Baad, Solva Saal, Baat Ek Raat Ki.

Starting this Post with a new remix of the eternal midnight song – Ye Nayan Dare Dare from the film – Kohraa (1964).

[audio https://ia600901.us.archive.org/4/items/YeNayanDareMidnightMix/Ye%20Nayan%20Dare%20-%20Midnight%20Mix.mp3]

This is rendered by Bhavya Pandit with Remix by StudioUnplugged.

And here is the original :-

Another of my all time favourites is “Tum Pukar Lo” from the movie Khamoshi.

Incidentally all of these movies feature Waheeda Rehman. 

[audio https://ia600901.us.archive.org/16/items/TumPukarLoTumharaIntezaarHaiKhamoshi/Tum%20Pukar%20Lo%20Tumhara%20Intezaar%20Hai%20-%20Khamoshi.mp3]

“Na tum humein jaano” from Baat Ek Raat Ki

And lastly the two versions from Solva Saal (1958) of “Hai Apna Dil To Awara”

Hai Apna Dil To Awara – sad

Hai Apna Dil To Awara – happy

 

Hemant Kumar

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Zehaal-e-miskeen makun taghaful,

Duraye naina banaye batiyan.

Do not overlook my misery,
by blandishing your eyes and weaving tales,

Ke taab-e-hijran nadaram ay jaan,
Na leho kahe lagaye chatiyan.

My patience has over-brimmed, O sweetheart!
why do you not take me to your bosom.

Shaban-e-hijran daraz chun zulf,
Wa roz-e-waslat cho umer kotah.

Long like curls in the night of separation
short like life on the day of our union.

Sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhun,
To kaise kaTun andheri ratiyan.

My dear, how will I pass the dark dungeon night
without your face before.

Yakayak az dil do chashm-e-jadu,
Basad farebam baburd taskin.

Suddenly, using a thousand tricks
the enchanting eyes robbed me of my tranquil mind.

Kisay pari hai jo ja sunave,
Piyare pi ko hamari batiyan,

Who would care to go and report
this matter to my darling.

Cho shama sozan cho zaraa hairan,
Hamesha giryan be ishq an meh.

Tossed and bewildered, like a flickering candle,
I roam about in the fire of love.

Na nind naina na ang chaina,
Na aap aaven na bhejen patiyan,

Sleepless eyes, restless body,
neither comes she, nor any message.

Bahaq-e-roz-e-visaal-e-dilbar,
Ke daad mara gharib Khusro.

In honour of the day I meet my beloved
who has lured me so long, O Khusro!

Sapet man ke varaye rakhun,
Jo jaye pauN piya ke khatiyan.

I shall keep my heart suppressed
if ever I get a chance to get to her trick.

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Poet :- Amir Khusro

Singer :- Onlineem

This poem written by Amir Khusro is Macaronic using Persian and Brij Bhasha.  In the first verse, the first line is in Persian, the second in Brij Bhasha, the third in Persian again, and the fourth in Brij Bhasha.

Here’s another soulful rendition by Chaya Ganguli from the Muzaffar Ali album Husn-e-Jana

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Jab Bhi Milti Hai Mujhe Ajnabi Lagti Kyon Hai
Whenever It Meets Me, Why Does It Seem Like A Stranger?

Zindagi Roz Naye Rang Badalti Kyon Hai

Why Does Life Assume New Colors Every Day?

Tum Se Bichhade Hain To Ab Kis Se Milati Hai Hamein

I’ve Separated From You; To Whom Now Shall Life Introduce Me Now?

Zindagi Dekhiye Kya Rang Dikhati Hai Hamein
Behold Life: What Color Does It Show To Me Now?

Justajoo Jis Kee Thee Us Ko To Naa Paayaa Hum Ne
I Did Not Find What I Had Been Searching For

Is Bahaane Se Magar Dekh Lee Duniyaan Hum Ne
But On This Pretext, I Beheld The World

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Lyrics : Akhlaq Mohammad Khan ‘Shahryar’

Music : Khaiyam

Singer : Asha Bhonsale

Soundtrack : Umrao Jaan

Remix : Mohit Misra



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Tum ek be-ghairat insaan ho

Jise baatein banane ke siva kuch nahin aata

Kumar, na tumhara koi character hai

Na imaan, na wafadaari

Hum bewafa hargiz na the
Par hum wafa kar naa sake
Haazir hai lo ye dil jo hum
Pehle fida kar na sake

Kitni akeli thi woh rahen hum jinpe
Ab tak akele chalte rahen
Tujhse bichhad ke bhi o bekhabar
Tere hi gham mein jalte rahen

Tune kiya jo shikwa
Hum woh gila kar naa sake

Hum bewafa hargiz na the
Par hum wafa kar naa sake
Humko mili uski sazaa
Hum jo khata kar naa sake

Tumne jo dekha suna sach tha magar
Kitna tha sach yeh kisko pataa
Jaane tumhe maine koi dhokha diya
Jaane tumhe koi dhokha hua

Is pyaar mein sach jhooth kaa
Tum faisla kar naa sake

Hum bewafa hargiz na the
Par hum wafa kar naa sake
Humko mili uski sazaa
Hum jo khata kar naa sake


Hum bewafa hargiz na the
Par hum wafa kar naa sake
Haazir hai lo ye dil jo hum
Pehle fida kar na sake




Kya baat hai tumhari Kumar !


MmmmuuwwaaahhhHHHHH !!



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Soundtrack : Shalimar (1978)

Lyrics : Anand Bakshi

Music : R D Burman

Singer : Kishore Kumar , Zeenat Aman

Director : Krishna Shah

Mixed by : Loyal Casanova

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This is one of my fav caper movies (Bollywood hardly makes any) and i was itching to recut this song for such a long time. The “Jhingalala Hurr” may have been a requirement for the movie but it mars the song terribly in my humble opinion. This is my first mix so please be kind in your criticism.

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