Monday, June 9, 2008

Binaca Geetmala 1971

The date was 29th december 1971. My school had winter vacation and were due to open as the new year was approaching.I was in my village during the vacation, and the job of escorting me to the city, where I studied was entrusted on my maternal uncle ( Mama). The journey plan was like this- walk for 6 miles ( we used British system of measurement those days) equal to 3 kos ( we used native units of measurements as well those days) on foot to reach the nearest town. There we caught a bus to reach the city where I lived and studied.

We started in the morning at about 9 O'clock. We had hardly walked one kilometer, when we reached the field of an acquintance. Let us go and meet him, my mama suggested and we went there. The acquaintance, a progressive kisan had a pump set which was not working. My mama, interested in tinkering with mechanical contraptions, started to "help". And before one realised, it was evening.My mama hurriedly took leave of the acquiantance saying that we had to reach the town urgently. Obviously he was in no mood to go back to the village home and face severe tongue lashing on his irresponsible behaviour on wasting time, instead of doing the job he was entrusted to do.

By the time we reached the town, it was night. I thought that we would catch a night bus and reach the city at night. But no, he headed to a place where his sister ( mausi for me) lived. He had decided to stay there for the night.

The mausaji welcomed us and decided to have a feast of chicken. In those days, one did not go to a chicken shop and bought chicken ( the poultry industry was non existent). Every self respecting household in rural and semi rural places had a mini poultry in his house. So he got hold of one murga and got cracking on it. I watched him with interest.

The radio transister was on, and my mama had tuned on Radio ceylon. Songs were coming in the radio. They were old songs and boring as far as I was concerned. Then I heard the announcement- "Aur ab pesh hai Binaca Geetmala ka final programme" accompanied by the familiar Binaca geetmala bugle.

Wow. It was the last wednesday of the year! I had not realised it. I drew myself close to the transistor, and started paying close attention. Binaca Geetmala's Songs ranked from number 32 to number 17 in the year 1971 had been played in the first part during the last week ( which I had missed, being in village where there was no tansistor) and now was the time where the 16 most popular songs of 1971 ( based on polling of listener clubs and sales of records- a far cry from todays SMS polling) were going to be played in Binaca Geetmala's final programme of the year 1971.

Songs were played. Every song, right from the number 16 song onward, was a beautiful song, and the voice of Amin Sayani, describing the songs, and then playing it, was divine.
Here are the songs that were played on that memorable wednesday evening, the evening of Binaca Geetmala's final programme:

song number 16: Tumko Bhi To Aisa (Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayee) Music Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics- Anand Bakshi, singers- Kishore, Lata

song number 15:Maine Tere Liye Hi(Anand)Music- Salil Chaudhury Lyrics-Gulzar Singer-Mukesh

song number 14:Jeevan Ki Bagiya Mahkegi (Tere Mere Sapne)Music- S D Burman Lyrics-Neeraj Singers-Kishore, Lata

song number 13:He Re Kanhaiya Kisko Kahega tu maiyya (Chhoti Bahu)Music- Kalyanji-Anandji Lyrics-Indeevar Singer- Kishore

No link available. It was a very popular song though.

song number 12:Chupke Se Dil De De nahi to shor mach jayega (Maryada)Music- Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics- Anand Bakshi Singers- Kishore, Lata

song number 11:Twinkle Twinkle Little Star(Purab Aur Paschim)Music-Kalyanji-Anandji Lyrics-Prem Dhawan Singers-Asha, Mahendra Kapoor

song number 10:Piya Tu Ab to Aaja (Caravan)Music- R D Burman Lyrics- Majrooh Singers- Asha, R D Burman

song number 9:Mujhko Thand Lag Rahi Hai(Main Sundar Hoon)Music- Shankar-Jaikishan Lyrics- Anand Bakshi Singers- Kishore, Asha

song number 8:Hai Na Bolo Bolo (Andaaz)Music-Shankar-Jaikishan Lyrics- Hasrat Jaipuri Singers- Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur,Sushma Shreshtha, Pratibha

song number 7:Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli (Anand)Music- Salil Chaudhury Lyrics- Yogesh Singer- Manna Dey

song number 6:Chal Chal Chal Mere Saathi(Haathi Mere Saathi)Music-Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics-Anand Bakshi Singer-Kishore

song number 5:Rama Rama Gajab Hui Gawa Re (Naya Zamana)Music-S D Burman Lyrics-Anand Bakshi Singer- Lata

song number 4:Guni Jano Bhakt Jano (Aansoo Aur Muskaan) Music- Kalyanji-Anandji Lyrics- Qamar Jalalabadi Singer- Kishore

song number 3:Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang) Music- R D Burman Lyrics-Anand Bakshi Singer- Kishore

song number 2:Achcha To Hum Chalte Hain (Aan Milo Sajna) Music- Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics-Anand Bakshi Singers- Kishore, Lata Singers- Kishore; Asha

song number 1:Zindagi Ek Safar hai sunhana (Andaaz) Music- Shankar-Jaikishan Lyrics- Hasrat Jaipuri Singers- Kishore; Asha

1 comment:

mukesh said...

No. Song title Film Music director Play Back Singer
1. Zindagi ek safar Andaaz Shankar-Jaikishan Kishor Kumar
2. Achcha to hum chalte hain Aan Milo Sajna Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar
3. Yeh jo mohabbat hai Kati Patang R D Burman Kishor Kumar
4. Guni jano bhakt jano Aansoo Aur Muskaan Kalyanji-Anandji kishore kumar
5. Rama rama gajab hui gawa re Naya Zamana S D Burman Lata Mangeshkar
6. Chal chal chal mere haathi Haathi Mere Saathi Laxmikant-Pyarelal Kishor Kumar
7. Zindagi kaisi hai paheli Anand Salil Chaudhury Manna Dey
8. Hai Na Bolo Bolo Andaaz Shankar-Jaikishan Mohammad Rafi, Kids
9. Mujhko thand lag rahi hai Main Sundar Hoon Shankar-Jaikishan Asha Bhosle, Kishor Kumar
10. Piya tu ab to aaja Caravan (17 weeks) R D Burman Asha Bhosle, R.D. Burman
11. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Purab Aur Paschim (16 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Mahendra Kapoor
12. Chupke se dil de de Maryada (15 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar
13. He re kanhaiya kisko kahega Chhoti Bahu (15 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji
14. Jeevan ki bagiya Tere Mere Sapne 14 weeks S D Burman Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar
15. Maine tere liye hi Anand (15 weeks) Salil Chaudhury Mukesh
16. Tumko bhi to aisa Aap Aaye Bahaar Ayee (14 weeks) Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar
17. Naach meri jaan Main Sundar Hoon (13 weeks) Shankar-Jaikishan
18. O mere Raja Johnny Mera Naam (13 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Asha Bhosle, Kishor Kumar
19. Yeh shaam mastaani Kati Patang (14 weeks) R D Burman Kishor Kumar
20. Chanda o chanda Laakhon Mein Ek (13 weeks) R D Burman Lata Mangeshkar
21. Khilte hain gul yehan Sharmilee (12 weeks) S D Burman Kishor Kumar
22. O mittwa yeh duniya Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijlee (12 weeks) Laxmikant-Pyarelal
23. Main to har mor par Chetnaa (12 weeks) Sapan-Jagmohan Mukesh
24. Koi jab tumhara hriday tod de Purab Aur Paschim (12 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Mukesh
25. O meri sharmilee Sharmilee (13 weeks) S D Burman Kishor Kumar
26. Aise tadpoon ke jaise Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijlee (12 weeks) Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lata Mangeshkar
27. Bhali bhali si ek soorat Buddha Mil Gaya (13 weeks) R D Burman Kishor Kumar
28. Sama hai suhana Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (12 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Kishor Kumar
29. Bharat ka rehnewala hoon Purab Aur Paschim (11 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Mahendra Kapoor, Chorus
30. Palbhar ke liye koi Johnny Mera Naam (12 weeks) Kalyanji-Anandji Kishor Kumar
31. Jawani o diwani tu zindabad Aan Milo Sajna (11 weeks) Laxmikant-Pyarelal Kishor Kumar
32. Sona lai ja re Mera Gaon Mera Desh (11 weeks) Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lata Mangeshkar