Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#493)
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 19:24:24 -0700


       Song:    hone laga hai mujh pe javaani ka ab asar
                jhuki jaaye nazar, ho jhuki jaaye nazar
                dekho chhalak padi hai mere roop ki gagar
                jhuki jaaye nazar, ho jhuki jaaye nazar

       Film:    Nastik (1954)
       Singer:  Lata Mangeshkar
       Music:   C Ramchandra
       Lyrics:  Pradeep
       *ing:    Nalini Jaywant, Ajit

The first-love/coming-of-age syndrome has formed the theme for a broad base of
extremely endearing songs down the years, replete with all the elements that are
generally a poet's delight. Across the range of poets and lyricisits who have
verbalized these delicate emotions, a large spectrum of metaphors, articulations
and vivid imageries have gone into capturing them, all of them almost equally

  apna hai ab ye haal, latpat hui hai chaal
  main aese dolun jaise dole pavan men daal
  padne lage hain paanv mere ab idhar udhar
  jhuki jaaye nazar, ho jhuki jaaye nazar

And in most cases, the words have been forged into equally warm and delectable
musical shapes by the great composers. Here's one such, from one of the beloved
poets of the golden age, known for his simple, honest and unfailingly rhyming
verse. And of course, brought to life by the sheer magic of CR-Lata. Add to that
the visuals of Nalini Jaywant (speculating here, not sure if the song is
picturized on her) and the equation is complete.

Two of the most popular songs on this soundtrack would be Pradeep's "kitna badal
gaya insaan" and Lata's choral "kaanha bajaaye bansari" inspired by a Gujarati
original (by Avinash Vyas?)

Availability: EMI CD Nastik/Nadiya Ke Paar
The CD is worth buying for Nastik. Nadiya Ke Paar has a few moments, like "more
raaja ho le chal nadiya ke paar" in the voices of Rafi and Lalita Dewoolkar.