Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#496)
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 10:05:04 -0700


       Song:    chhalke na gham ke pyaale, piye jaa piye jaa
                in aansuon ko piye jaa... piye jaa

       Film:    Surang (1953)
       Singer:  Lata Mangeshkar
       Music:   Shivram Krishna
       Lyrics:  Sheven Rizvi
       *ing:    ?

In celebration of the Lady's seventy first birthday today...

This is a brisk, uplifting melody, etched in the same pattern of positive
effervescence as "aansuon ki chhaaon men bhi hans le...", and delivers a similar
message too. Beautiful vocal artistry in this song - the tune meanders in some
delicate sinusoids with lovely murkis around the curves. Gorgeous rendition from
Lata. There is a subtle, charming pause in the second line, between the "piye
jaa"s, which infuses a sort of urging tone, like "c'mon, piye jaa..."

The song starts off in a slow prelude set against a strumming sitar backdrop:
   palkon hi had se baahar aansoo nikal na aaye
   keh de musafiron se manzil pe thehar jaayen

I think SURANG is a V Shantaram film... don't recall who's in it (Sandhya), but
it does have a lovely set of songs. Two other Lata solos worth mentioning in
this movie are "gehri gehri nadiya men bahi chali jaaun re" and "guzri thi raat
aadhi...". A couple of songs by Manna Dey and a delightful Asha solo "mast
bahaar hai, pyaar hi pyaar hai" make up the soundtrack muster roll. The overall
music is very similar to another soundtrack from the same year - TEEN BATTI
CHAAR RAASTA, also a Shantaram film, and also composed by Shivram Krishna.


Author: Hrishi Dixit