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Monday, 20 April 2020

Shakeel Badayuni- The Lyricist who gave us many Immortal Songs


Shakeel Badayuni started his film career with the 1947 film "Dard". The first song was written by him "Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon" sung by Uma Devi (TUN TUN) became super hit. 
The music of the film was given by Naushad. 
Together, he and Naushad became one of the most sought after composer/lyricist duos. They created many immortal songs of Bollywood. Kindly recall the songs of Deedar (1951), Baiju Bawra (1952), Mother India (1957), and Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Ganga Jamuna (1961), and Mere Mehboob (1963) that stand out. 
Naushad used Shakeel as the lyricist for his tunes for most of his films for a period of 24 years. Baiju Bawra, which was a milestone in both of their careers,
He also collaborated with Ravi and Hemant Kumar as well. His lyrics for the song Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin and Ravi's music score both won Filmfare Awards for the hit film Gharana. His other notable film with Ravi is Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), while Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) is his biggest hit with Hemant Kumar. The title song from Chaudhvin Ka Chand, rendered by Mohammed Rafi, won Badayuni the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1961.
He penned songs for around 89 films. In addition, he wrote many popular ghazals sung by Begum Akhtar, and which are still sung by vocalists like Pankaj Udhas and others
Shakeel Badayuni succumbed to diabetes complications at the age of fifty-three, on 20 April 1970 at Bombay Hospital 
Song of Dard 1947


Song of Dulari (1949),


Song of Deedar 1951


Song of Baiju Bawra 1952


Song of Mother India (1957)


Song of Kohinoor 1960


Song of Chaudvi ka Chand 1960


Song of Mughal e Azam 1960


Song of  Gharana (1961)


Song of  Bees Saal Baad (1962)


Song of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) 


Song of Mere Mehboob  (1963)


Song of Leader 1964

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Story Behind the Song "Chaudhavin Ka Chand Ho"


In the 1960 Annual Binaca Geetmala, there was a tough competition for the No 1 song, it was between the song "Chaudhavin Ka Chand Ho" and "Zindagi Bhar Na Bhulegi Barsaat Ki Woh Raat". Both the songs were solo and both the songs were sung by Mohammad Rafi. Both were Title songs.
There was a trend in those days that every film must have a title song. This trend was started by Shailendra from the film Barsaat in 1949. In this case, the Mukhada was the title of the film. The composer of this song was Ravi who was also a lyricist but for this film, Shakeel Badayuni was the lyricist. Composer Ravi made the tune of this song with the title as Mukhada but was not finding the exact words to complete the Mukhada, he then talked to Shakeel Badayuni and asked to complete the Mukhada and the song. This song remains one of the most romantic songs of the Hindi Film Industry.
What sets ‘Chaudhvin ka Chand’ apart? The classical romanticism that the song demanded found expression in the ‘period’ scene-setting and cast. But most importantly, the central character of the sequence is Waheeda. This is where it leaves other ‘very good’ or ‘great’ classical romance song-sequences behind.
Chaudhavin Ka Chand was a comeback film of Guru Dutt after the disastrous box office performance of Kaagaz Ke Phool He was not the director of this film, he produced the film and gave direction to Mohammed Sadiq. The film was a super hit and became a classic.
Another interesting fact that though the film was in Black & White but this song was picturized in colour. Waheeda Rehman in an interview told that the Censor Board objected to chaudavii.n kaa chaa.nd ho when Guru Dutt re-released a version of the song shot in color? As the color version was being filmed, Waheeda Rehman’s eyes became irritated from the heat of the high-powered lights used during the shoot. Upon seeing the red color of the heroine’s eyes, the Censor Board claimed that the colored picturization of the song contained suggestive and lustful implications inappropriate for audiences.
This song got two Filmfare awards, one for the Lyrics to Shakeel Badayuni and the other to Mohammad Rafi as a playback singer. This was the first Filmfare Award to Mohammad Rafi after debuting 15 years ago. It is the warmth, passion, and soul in his voice that renders this song a timeless masterpiece.
Song of Chaudhvin Ka Chand 1960

Friday, 20 April 2018

Shakeel Badayuni - The Creator of Immortal Love,Romance and Dejection Songs


Shakeel was Naushad’s discovery; it was the composer who got the struggling poet a break in Kardar’s Dard, ending days of poverty for young Shakeel’s large family.He used his experiences of deprivation with painful intensity in his early lyrics.
He confined all his creativity to love, romance and dejection, resisting all temptation to write about social causes. 
Shakeel reached his zenith as lyricist in Mughal e Azam, with each song a lyrical cosmos in itself, the line ‘pyar kiya toh darna kya’ easily the most popular. Another great creation was penning a bhajan as authentic as ‘Man tarpat Hari darshan ko aaj’ from Baiju Bawra.
As the name suggest Shakeel Badayuni was born at Badayun U P on 3rd August 1916.When he joined Aligarh Muslim University in 1936, he started participating in inter-college, inter-university mushairas and won frequently. After completing his BA, he moved to Delhi as a supply officer, but continued participating in mushairas, earning fame nationwide. He was interested in to write songs for films so he moved to Bombay in 1944 where he was introduced in films as lyricist from the film Dard in 1947.
 The songs of Dard proved to be very successful, especially Uma Devi (Tun Tun)'s Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon. Only a few are so lucky that they attain success in their first film, but Shakeel deserved success which started with Dard and continued on over the years. He formed a lasting partnership with Naushad. Together, they would give many hits over the next 25-odd years.
 Among the scores they churned out together, are those of Deedar (1951), Baiju Bawra (1952), Mother India (1957), and Mughal-e-Azam (1960), that stand out. Other films they scored together include Dulari (1949), Shabab (1954), Ganga Jamuna (1961), and Mere Mehboob (1963). Although Shakeel Badayuni worked most extensively with Naushad, he also collaborated with Ravi and Hemant Kumar as well. His lyrics for the song Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin and Ravi's music score both won Filmfare Awards for the hit film Gharana. His other notable film with Ravi is Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), while Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) is his biggest hit with Hemant Kumar. The title song from Chaudhvin Ka Chand, rendered by Mohammed Rafi, won Badayuni the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1961.He received 3 Filmfare Awards in 1962 for the song husnwale tera jawab nahin in the film Gharana and in 1963 for the song kahin deep jale kahin dil in the film Bees Saal Baad
Shakeel also wrote a substantial chunk of his songs for music director Ravi Sharma. Prominent amongst those were Gharana (1961), Ghunghat,Grahasti (1963), Nartaki (1963), as well as Phool Aur Patthar and Do Badan.
Shakeel Badayuni succumbed to diabetes complications at the age of fifty-three, died on 20 April 1970, at Bombay Hospital.
Song from Dard 1947


Song from Dulari (1949)


Song from Babul (1950)


Song from Deedar (1951)


Song from Baiju Bawra (1952)


Song from Dil - E - Nadan (1953)


Song from Shabab (1954)


Song from Mother India (1957)


Song from Mughal-e-Azam (1960)


Song from Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960)


Song from Ganga Jamuna (1961)


Song from Sahib  Gharana 1961


Song from Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) 


Song from Bees Saal Baad 1962


Song from Mere Mehboob (1963).


Song from Leader (1964)


Song from Ram Aur Shyam (1967)





Thursday, 20 April 2017

A TRIBUTE( Top 15 Songs)To SHAKEEL BADAYUNI On Hjs 47th Death Anniversary-


Shakkel Badayuni the lyricist of many Immortal Songs of Hindi Films.Starting from "AFSANA LIKH RAHI Hoon" from Dard,PYAR KIYA TO DARNA KYA from Mughal e Azam to Chaudhavin Ka Chaand Hoon and Insaf Ki Dagar Se and songs of Baiju Bawra,Mother India,Mere Mehboob and Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam.
Shakeel Badayuni was born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh on 3rd August 1916. After completing his BA, he moved to Delhi as a supply officer, but continued participating in mushairas, earning fame nationwide. 
He got his first break in Hindi films from the film Dard(1947). The songs of Dard proved to be very successful, especially Uma Devi (Tun Tun)'s Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon.He never looked back after that.
Shakeel shared a close friendship with Naushad,he and Naushad became one of the most sought after composer/lyricist duos in the industry. 
 Although Shakeel Badayuni worked most extensively with Naushad, he also collaborated with Ravi and Hemant Kumar as well. His lyrics for the song Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin and Ravi's music score both won Filmfare Awards for the hit film Gharana. His other notable film with Ravi is Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), while Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) is his biggest hit with Hemant Kumar. The title song from Chaudhvin Ka Chand, rendered by Mohammed Rafi, won Badayuni the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1961.
Shakeel Badayuni succumbed to diabetes complications at the age of fifty-three, on 20 April 1970, at Bombay Hospital leaving behind his wife, two sons and two daughters.
My TRIBUTE to This Great Lyricist of Bollywood
Song from Dard 1947


Song from Dulari 1949



Song from Babul 1950



Song from Baiju Bawra 1952


Song from Dil - E - Nadan 1953



Song from Amar 1954



Song from Mother India 1957



Song from Mughal-e-Azam 1960



Song from Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960)



Song from Kohinoor 1960



Song from Gharana 1961



Song from Gunga Jumna 1961



Song from Bees Saal Baad 1962






Song from Leader 1964









Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni on his Birth Anniversary


Shakeel Badayuni  (3 August 1916 – 20 April 1970) was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films.He was born in Badayun a small town in U P,did his graduation (B A) from Aligarh Muslim University U P
After completing his BA, he moved to Delhi as a supply officer, but continued participating in mushairas, earning fame nationwide. Those were the days of shayars who wrote about the downtrodden sections of society, their upliftment, the betterment of society and all. But Shakeel had an altogether different taste – his poetry was romantic and close to the heart.
Shakeel moved to Bombay in 1944, to write songs for films. He met film producer, A.R. Kardar and music composer, Naushad Ali, who asked him to sum up his poetic skills in one line. Shakeel wrote,Hum Dard Ka Afsana Duniya Ko Suna Denge, Har Dil Main Mohabbat Ki Ek Aag Laga Daingay. Naushad immediately retained him for Kardar's film, Dard (1947). The songs of Dard proved to be very successful, especially Uma Devi (Tun Tun)'s Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon.
                                        Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon.from Dard


Shakeel shared a close friendship with Naushad, Ravi and Naushad's former assistant, Ghulam Mohammed, with whom he enjoyed his life to the fullest. Naushad used Shakeel as the lyricist for his tunes for most of his films for a period of 24 years.
Together, he and Naushad became one of the most sought after composer/lyricist duos in the industry. Among the scores they churned out together, are those of Deedar (1951), Baiju Bawra (1952),Mother India (1957), and Mughal-e-Azam (1960), that stand out. Other films they scored together include Dulari (1949), Shabab (1954), Ganga Jamuna (1961), and Mere Mehboob (1963).Sungharsh(1968) was the duo's last offering to the music lovers.The song"Jab Dil Se Dil Takrata Hai" can be considered to be one of the finest romantic poetry.



 Although Shakeel Badayuni worked most extensively with Naushad, he also collaborated with Ravi and Hemant Kumar as well.


 His lyrics for the song Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin and Ravi's music score both wonFilmfare Awards for the hit film Gharana. His other notable film with Ravi is Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960), while Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) is his biggest hit with Hemant Kumar. The title song fromChaudhvin Ka Chand, rendered by Mohammed Rafi, won Badayuni the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1961.

Besides film songs, Shakeel also had written many evergreen ghazals, which are still being sung by singers like Pankaj Udhaas and many others.
Shakeel loved to play badminton, go on picnics and hunting trips and fly kites with his friends from the industry, Naushad and Mohammed Rafi. Sometimes Johnny Walker would join them in kite-flying competitions.
'Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil' (Bees Saal Baad),

Shakeel won three Filmfare Awards in a row from 1961 to 1963 for his songs 'Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil' (Bees Saal Baad), 'Husnwale Tera Jawab Nahin' (Gharana), and 'Chaudvin Ka Chand Ho' (Chaudhvin Ka Chand).
 He died on 20th April, 1970, at the age of 53. After his death, his friends formed a trust called 'Yaad e Shakeel' to provide a financial help his family. Shakeel left behind his wife, son and daughter.
He died in penury, despite his works minting lakhs (in those days) for the film producer who commercialised and marketed his art. 
MyTribute To Shakeel Saheb 


Pyaar Kiya Tho Darna Kya - Mughal-E-Azam

Chhod Baabul Ka Ghar Mohe Pi Ka Nagar - Babul


 Suhani raat dhal Chuki from Dulari

                                 
song from mere mehboob



  •                                                  Aaj Puraani Raaho Se - Aadmi





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