Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Pyar Ka Mousum is a 1969 movie directed, produced and written by Nasir Hussain which stared Shashi Kapoor and Asha Parekh. The music is composed by Rahul Dev Burman and lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
This is one of the few records that I can remember from my childhood and I know for a fact that my mother wore out the needle of our JVC record player from playing this record over and over again. Her favourite song was ‘Ni Sultana Re’ which at that time, then became my favourite song by proxy – at that age, I did not have a choice! But I can understand why she liked the song. It has a lovely tune that changes tempo and great lyrics to boot (lyrics available HERE).
Now however, I tend to favour my dad’s favourite from the album – the Mohammad Rafi’s version of ‘Tum Bin Jaon Kahan’. It has a beautiful haunting melody and such romantic lyrics. This is my weak attempt (with my limited comprehension of Hindi) of translating the first and second verse of this song.
Tum bin jaon kahan x2Where would I go without you x2?
Ki duniya mein aake, kuch na phir, chaaha kabhi, tumko chaahke,Since coming into this world, I have not desired anything/anyone after desiring you.
Reh bhi sako gaye kaise, ho ke mujhse juda.How can you live separated from me?
Phat jaaye gi deewarein, sun ke meri sada.The barriers will tumble upon hearing my call,
Aana hoga tumhe mere liye saathi meri suni raha keAnd you will have to come to me, you, my companion of this lonely journey,
Now isn’t that romantic? Sigh!
Overall, I give this album 4 stars out of 5.
The full tracks of this album (in movie order) are:
1. Tum Bin Jaon Kaha 1 – Kishore Kumar
2. Ni Sultana Re – Mohd Rafi and Lata Mageshkar
3. Aap Si Miliye – Lata Mangeshkar
4. Aap Chahen Mujko – Lata Mangeshkar
5. Main Na Miloongi – Lata Mangeshkar
6. Tum Bin Jaon Kaha 2 – Mohd Rafi
7. Che Khush Nazare – Mohd Rafi
8. Na Ja Mere Hamdam – Lata Mangeshkar
9. Tum Bin Jaon Kaha 3 – Mohd Rafi (movie version)
You can download the songs from my media files HERE.