Sensuality epitomized….

I woke up at 430 despite having stayed up late chasing the moon across the sky. Managed to get a few good pics on a mirror less DSLR and felt good about it. The immediate fallout of the details on the picture was a blissful undisturbed sleep that was truly refreshing. Woke up with this song, one that best songs by one of my favourite singers of all time.

The movie Bin Badal Barsaat was made by N C Sippy and had as corny a plot as can be imagined. Biswajeet and Asha Parekh are the lead pair in a ridiculous storyline. But the saving grace, undoubtedly is the musical score. Hemantada’s baritone is a salve for the soul and a most desirable treat one never tires of savouring.

It is a wonderful song and one of the rare songs where I loved even the female version sung a bit more lasciviously by Lata Mangeshkar. Usually when there are songs sung in both the male and female versions exist, both Aruna and I find the male version more appealing. This is something of an exception.

Lata sounds very good and lends a different dimension to the beautiful song, composed so beautifully by the genius Hemantada. Asha Parekh emotes very well on screen and Biswajeet looks a bit taken aback and shocked by the in-your-face show of passion and carnal desire.

The lyrics by Shakil Badayuni are sublime. He brings in just the right amount of feelings and passion without sounding crass.

One is used to seeing Shakil Badayuni do the honours for Naushad sahab but the man was really very good. Unfortunately his poetic talents weren’t necessarily acknowledged nor adequately acclaimed.

The Hemant Kumar version is as follows.

ज़िन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत है
आईये आपकी ज़रूरत है
ज़िन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

आरज़ूओं के दीये, आज रौशन कीजिये
आए हैं मिलने को हम, ज़िन्दगी भर के लिये
क्या हसीं रात, क्या मुहूरत है
आईये आपकी जरूरत है…
ज़िंदगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

यूँ न अब शरमाईये, यूँ न अब तरसाईए
खोल के घूँघट सनम, चाँदनी बरसाईये
चाँद की आज क्या ज़रूरत है
आईये आपकी जरूरत है…
ज़िंदगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

The Lata Mangeshkar version is naturally a bit different:

ज़िन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत है
आईये आपकी ज़रूरत है
ज़िन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

रात है भीगी हुई, रंग में डूबी हुई
आज है दुनिया मेरी, प्यार से महकी हुई
आँख में आप ही की सूरत है
आईये आपकी…
जिन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत….

आपको मेरी कसम, कीजिये मुझपे करम
इल्तेजा सुनिए मेरी, आप हैं मेरे सनम
दिल में बस आप ही की मूरत है
आईये आपकी…
जिन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

आज तो जान-ए-वफ़ा, मानिए मेरा कहा
अपने क़दमों में ज़रा, दीजिये मुझको जगह
अब तसल्ली की यही सूरत है
आईये आपकी…
ज़िन्दगी कितनी खूबसूरत…

Stay safe, folks, we will grab the last lungful of oxygen and an earful of utter silence before heading back to the real world. Stay away from the Chinese and their evil designs. Do take the jab.

By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

4 replies on “Sensuality epitomized….”

Beautifully song👌👌 yes….The female version is more better than the male version of the song…. Both the versions are picturised beautifully on screen….. Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song very well with very apt . amount of emotions in her voice….👌👌 and last but not the least wonderful lyrics….

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What a fantastic song reminder. My very very favourite since ages👍👍👍👍👍👍🙏🏽
God knows why some songs just don’t get their due… this is one of them!!!!!!
Yesss Lata version is .001 percent more appealing 👍
In fact I am yet not sure😅👍whom to vote?
Isn’t that supposed to be supreme success?

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