The love for music is universal. Almost everybody likes some form of music. Over the years, I have loved a lot of songs. Somewhere down the road, many of these songs have become hits. I don’t have a favorite song as such but I have a whole list. Being a hit means that a song is loved by many people. Also it means that it is heard more number of times than normal. I have found myself falling out of love to these overplayed songs so much so that I wished they had never become such a hit.
And there are some songs which never become hit for some reason of the other. The lyrics are good, the song is good, the singer has sung it well but then it does not work with the people. Over a period of time, it gets lost in time somewhere and when you hear it once in a blue moon, its bliss. These songs could have been hits and for some reasons, they never were or they did not enjoy the success that they deserved.
This is about those songs;
The Bhoole bisare Geet, The lost songs!
Gharonda is 1977 movie about Mumbai biggest problem, space. Its about a couple in love who want to buy a house and get married. They get duped and the boy convinces the girl to marry an older guy so that on her husband’s death she gets all his money and then she can buy a house for themselves. Things don’t go according to plan when the girl falls in love with her husband only to leave the boy and the movie ends with the boy still without a gharonda (house).
The movie had three songs, two are the same version of the same song and both version were quite a hit. There was a third song sung by Runa Laila., “Tumhe Ho Na ho..” and one of my favorite song. The song was shot on the lead pair of Amol Palekar and Zarina Wahab and sung beautifully by Runa Laila. They are shot while roaming around Mumbai and the song plays in the background
More than anything I like the lyrics of the song. The words play and the way it is sung. A girl says she does not love the boy but still is clueless why she feels sad without him but she is still quite sure about the love for him or no love for him. The way Runa Laila sings it, she makes the song special. Watch out after the first stanza when she says
Itna yakeen hai mujhe pyar tumse nahi hai nahi hai.
Mujhe pyar tumse nahi hai nahi…..(pause)…Hai
There is a pause between the last Nahi and Hai which signifies the dual state of the heroine. No doubt only Gulzar can play with such words
Song: Tumhe Ho Na Ho….
Music: Jaidev Verma
Tumhe ho naa ho, mujh ko to itanaa yakeen hai Mujhe pyaar tum se nahin hai, nahin hai Mujhe pyaar tum se nahin hai, nahin hai Magar maine ye raaj ab tak naa jaanaa Ke kyon pyaari lagati hai, baatien tumhaari Mai kyon tum se milane ka dhundoo bahaana kabhi maine chaha, tumhe chuu ke dekhu Kabhi maine chaaha, tumhe paas laanaa Magar phir bhi... Magag phir bhi is baat kaa to yakeen hai..Mujhe pyar tum se nahi hai nahi haiMujhe pyar tum se nahi hai nahi............. hai Phir bhi jo tum door rahate ho mujh se Toh rahate hain dil pe, udaasi ke saaye Koi khwaab unche makaanon se zaanke Koi khwaab baithhaa rahe, sar jukhaye kabhi dil kee raahon mane faile andheraa Kabhi door tak roshani muskuraye magar fir bhee.....Magar phir bhi is baat kaa to yakeen hai ..Mujhe pyar tum se nahi hai nahi hai