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My ten favourite Hindi film loris (lullabies) and Merry X’mas!

24 Dec

For Christmas, I was thinking of doing a Christmas song list. But I could come up only with aao tumhe chand pe le jaaye from Zakhmee [1975]. But then I thought Mother Mary and Joseph must have also sung some lullabies to baby Jesus, so why not a list of my ten favourite loris (lullabies).

Lullabies have not always been my favourite songs. Once when a 6 year old child at a friends place asked me to sing an Indian lullaby to him, I realized that I knew only few authentic lullabies in my mother tongue and soon I ended up singing filmi loris!  The child must have been pretty deaf or a great fan of off-tune singing. More evenings followed and made me realize how sweet basically loris are.

Some rules, which I followed for my list:
a) The person singing must be singing it to a child and not to a grown-up person
b) Only one song pro film

Well here they are! Try not to fall asleep while reading it! Yawn! ;-)

1. Aaja Ri Aa Nindiya Tu AaDo Bhigha Zameen [1953]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Salil Choudhary; Lyrics: Shailendra

This lullaby highlights Meena Kumari’s guest appearance in the film. If I remember right, Nirupa Roy’s character comes expecting help to the local landlord’s house and she hears the young bride (Meena Kumari in a guest role) singing. What I love about this song is how the lori serves as a medium over which the two women bond over the social barriers which separate them. Lata’s beautiful rendering does help matters.

2. Main Gaoon Tu Chhup Ho JaaDo Aankhen Barah Haath [1957]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Vasant Desai; Lyrics: Bharat Vyas

V. Shantaram’s last social film with a message pleading for rehabilitation of convicts. It has many pleasant songs and this is one of them. The song gives a feeling that it is accompanied only by the natural sounds like the swinging window door and its rhythmic hitting against a lota. Even Sandhya gives a subdued act to this lilting lullaby. Has nice stills of dogs, cow and hens with their young ones. One of Vasant Desai’s earliest forays in Hindi film music.

3. So Jaa Re Lalna Jhulao Tohe PalnaPardesi [1957]
Singer: Meena Kapoor; MD: Anil Biswas; Lyrics: Prem Dhawan

Why do so many Hindi movie lullabies have to be sad? I don’t know what the scene depicts. Most probably it is a scene, where the pardesi, Afanasy Nikitin (Oleg Strizhenov), returns to say good-bye to Champa (Nargis), with whom he had fallen in love with but had to leave on his quest of discovery. Champa seems to have got married and singing her child to sleep. That right, Madhu?

4. Nanhi Kali Sone ChaliSujata [1959]
Singer: Geeta Dutt; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

If I hadn’t made a chronological list but a list according to my liking this song would sure come in the first five. Geeta Dutt’s soulful rendering makes it irresistible. Listen to the way she stretches the aanaa in hawaa dhiree aanaa. Though the song itself is peaceful the situation in the film is all but peaceful. An abandoned child lies in the neighbouring room and the mother (played by Sulochana with her beatific smile) sings to her own as well as the other child ‘good night’. This act will one day save her life!

5. Chanda Re Chanda Re – Lajwanti [1958]
Singer: Asha Bhosle; MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Such a sweet, cool, lilting lullaby! Asha renders it with all the sweetness in her voice. The bells chime in the mood for lullaby right away in the beginning reminding one of those music boxes for babies. The mother asks the moon not to shine so bright, the flowers not to smell so sweet, lest it might trouble her child’s sleep.

6. Door Ke O Chanda – Ek Dil Sau Afsane 1963]
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar; MD: Shankar Jaikishan; Lyrics: Shailendra

A waltz at the first sight seems quite unsuitable for a lullaby. If Verdi can use it in his early operas for tragic scenes then it suits a lullaby more. One fears for the child’s health though, the way Waheeda swirls it around.

If we had till now six women singing loris, the next four are by men. My mother told me that when I was a small baby (lesser than one month old), I used to cry a lot (lots more than others babies). My father it seems was the only person who could put me to sleep instantly or at least make me stop crying.

7. Rasta Dekhe Tera Vyakul Man Mera – Humshakal [1974]
Singer: Kishore Kumar; MD: R. D. Burman, Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

This is for you, Madhu! This song is so much of waiting for sleep. You are the one who comes to my mind while listening to it, particularly the line chote chote naina, yeh lambi kari raina. http://anuradhawarrier.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-favourites-best-picturised-songs.html#comment-369175330 Wishing you lots of sleep, dear Madhu!

8. Chanda O Chanda – Lakhon Me Ek [1971]
Singers: Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Isn’t that a beautiful transferred epithet, to say the moon is sleepless? Okay, it is not a transferred epithet in its strictest sense, but still…
When I was small, there was a girl named Chanda in our neighbourhood. I thought that this song is addressed to her.

9. Aa Ri Aajaa Nindiya Tu Le Chal Kahin – Kunwara Baap [1974]
Singer: Kishore Kumar, MD: Rajesh Roshan; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

I am in two minds about this one. I love Kishore Kumar’s voice how it raises and flies with aa ri aa jaa (come o come) and floats with nindiya tu le chal kahin, udan khatole me (sleep take me with you, on your flying machine) and flies away door door yahan se door (far, far, far away from here). It has the same feeling as Rajesh Roshan’s another composition yeh raate nahin purani http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkNDS7TfJ5s from Julie. What disturbs me is the father’s assertions what not he is all prepared to do for his (foster-) son. I mean, the poor thing won’t be able to sleep for bad conscience.

10. Ankhiyon Me Chote Chote – Nauker [1979]
Singer: Kishore Kumar; MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

I love this song alone for the phrase chandni re jhoom. (swing moonlight, swing) The way Pancham has composed it, it makes me want to jhoom myself. Also love the way Majrooh has made the widowed father mouth the words mamta lutawoon aise machh jaiye dhoom [(spread motherhood and have a blast) or is that a VERY bad translation?]

This is a post, which took the longest time to reach its end. I started with it last year on 20. Dec. I had even spoken about it with Madhu in April about it. Poor thing she even shelved her project on the same for me. This post is therefore dedicated to you, dear Madhu!

So, now I have to go. Soon we will be having the Bescherung (the gift giving ceremony). I have beeen a good boy (most of the time at least, except for criticising Raj at Anu’s blog).

Wish all readers of this blog and beyond a merry Christmas and may you recognise and enjoy the gifts life brings you today and in the future.

Here is the playlist!

 
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113 responses to “My ten favourite Hindi film loris (lullabies) and Merry X’mas!

  1. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    December 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Harveypam ji,

    Good selection of hindi filmi Lories.
    I would would have added Hindi cinema’s First lori sung by a male- “so ja Raajkumari,so ja” sung soulfully by K.L.Saigal in Zindagi-1940.This is an iconic Lori.
    Secondly,my favourite is ‘Dheere se aaja ri aankhiyon se nindiya..” by Lata in Albela-1951.This lori is packed with meaningful lyric,besides making you sleep(even if you are not a baby).
    That way,one can find scores of lories with each having some strong point in it.But then,it is a question of choice.
    -Arunkumar Deshmukh

     
    • harveypam

      December 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Arunji, thank you!

      So ja rajkumari is indeed iconic! I think it is one lori, which comes to the mind when talking of loris. Lovely lyrics and soulful rendition by Saigal! I searched for its video on youtube, but couldn’t find it and I still don’t know to whom he sings it.

      I love dheere se aajaa ri akhiyan me, although Bhagvan’s antics during the song put me off. Lata’s rendition is so sweet and lovely. Love the line taaro se chup kar taaro se chori, deti hai rajni chanda ko lori!

       
    • Hanna Yaffe

      May 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Hi, this Is a wonderful resource of information.
      I am looking for lullabies that were written in Time of war, or distress,
      Doing of these fit this description?
      My website is
      http://Www.lullabies-of-loss.org
      Many thanks..
      Ps I live in far away Jerusalem, Israel.

       
      • harveypam

        May 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

        Thank you Hanna for looking visiting this blog!
        I don’t know of any lullabies in Hindi films in times of war. At least I can’t recollect any but there are many lullabies in the times of distress. One which comes to my mind is aaj kal me dhal gaya from Beti Bete (), sung by siblings, who are deserted by their parents or have lost them

         
  2. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    December 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Lovely Loris. As I was nearing the end of the list, I swear I was thinking of Kunwara Baap, and voila, there it was, that song.

     
    • harveypam

      December 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you, Ava!
      That is wonderful coincidence that you should think of the song and it should appear! That is what one calls a wishful thinking!

       
  3. Anu Warrier

    December 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    harvey, lovely list. And now I have shelved my list, too. :) So here are some from my list (that are not duplicates of yours) that meets your specifications:

    1. Taaron ki nagri se (Waris / 1954)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Mm0S132r4)

    2. Tim tim karte taare (Chirag Kahan Roshani kahan)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ToMXz704Z4)

    3. So jaa mere raj dulare so ja (Kathputli)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRrsyk9aQ6g&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE94F33D10A927EDD)

    4. Chanda mama door ke (Vachan)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5UjceuIZ2o)

    5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFXDi7yLSgE (Parvarish)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFXDi7yLSgE)

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you, Anu!
      Don’t tell me that you also had started a lori list. Hey Bhagwan! My list is built on graves of two list by two dear friends! Nahiiiiiiiiinnnnn!!!!!!!!!
      *falls from a flight of stairs*
      That is sad! you could have done the list all the same! Your text to the videos is so amusing!

      Taaro ke nagri se
      was totally new for me. Suraiya singing a lori is also totally new for me. But it is beautiful!

      Meena Kumari looks so good when smiling, doesn’t she? I like Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan since it is so progressive and it doesn’t make a big issue of widow-remarriage!

      The lori from Kathputli was also on list but it didn’t make it.

      I never thought of chanda mama door ke as lullaby, but rather as a playful song. But she does put the kid to bed!

      As for the jhoome re jhoome re, I didn’t knew at all that it existed. This is the first song, I’ve seen where Lalita Pawar gets to sing a whole song!

      Thanks for your songs, dear Anu and am sorry for taking this topic away from you!

       
      • Anu Warrier

        December 27, 2011 at 1:06 am

        harvey, don’t be sorry; tum pe aise hazaaron ‘lists’ qurbaan! :)) And I got to post my songs in your comments too.

         
        • harveypam

          December 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

          Thank you, Anu!
          Aap ki zarrah-nawazi hai …! (is that the right thing to say?)

          But you could do your own list without my rules and all…. that would be nice!

           
  4. Anu Warrier

    December 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I have beeen a good boy (most of the time at least, except for criticising Raj at Anu’s blog).

    I didn’t see this earlier! Hmph! No presents from me! Not unless you do penance by watching all the RK DVDs you bought, and then confess that you are now a lifelong fan.

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Watching all RK DVDs! Arre baap re! It will take ages!
      That means I’ll have to start soon! :-)

       
      • Anu Warrier

        December 27, 2011 at 1:07 am

        One a day. Starting now! No excuses.

         
        • harveypam

          December 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

          But…..

          Hmphhh
          *goes away defeated*

           
  5. Samir

    December 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I am surprised I am the first to add — Main Gaon Tum So Jaon from Brahmachari
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLowtLkt6A&feature=related)

    I would have thought all the Shammi fans would have beat me to it, but glad I got in first since this is possibly the only lori I know that meets your rules.
    Another great one is from Albela — but that is not sung to a child; unless you consider Bhagwan’s mental age ;)
    (dheere se aaja re – Albela: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYLcMjuagf)

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Well Samir, I have a good reason for not putting main gaaon tum so jao: I am not a Shammi fan! For this I’ll be getting lots of flack from the ladies, but all the same, no, he does nothing to me. But it is good this way, cause’ then the ladies have more of him and I think he would have preferred it to be that way! ;-)
      But all the same I am feeling miserable, because I like that song a lot all the same. But which one could I have thrown away? :-(
      Decisions, decisions, I am sick of decisions!
      Maybe it is a good thing I left it out, this way, you could post it! :-)

      Dheere se aa jaa ri
      is such a lovely song, but what is Bhagwan doing in it? He acts as if he his 2 year old! But all the same such a good one, this!
      Left it out with a real heavy heart!

       
  6. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    If you haven`t heard this one(I am not sure whether it is lorie or not)But ,Please listen to it once.

    movie: NAYEE RAAHEIN(1959)(music: ravi, Lyrics:Shailendra:starcast: Ashok kumar,geeta bali)

    “kal ke chaand aaj ke sapne, tumko pyaar bahut saa pyaar
    laal tumhaare hi dum se kal, jagmag hoga ye sansaar”

    singers: Lata mangeshkar, Hemant kumar

    a seperate solo Lata version also exists.

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      What a beautiful song, Prakashji!
      Thanks to you, I am discovering such beautiful songs! I listened to both the versions, both are beautiful!
      Thank you!

       
  7. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Apne paraaye:lata:Bappi lahiri:Basu chatterjee
    halke halke, aayee chhalke, boli nindiyaa raani
    (2 versions picturised seperately on shabana azmi and ashalatha wabgaonkar)

    movie: Lorie:1984:saagar sarhadi:Shabana azmi,faarooque sheikh:music: Khayyam
    lata: bhar le tumhein baahon mein, nigaahon mein basaa le
    lata:Aajaa nindiyaa aa jaa, nainan beech samaa jaa

     
  8. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    masoom:rahuldev burman:
    do naina aur ek kahaani:Aarthi mukherjee:Gulzar:shabana azmi,urmila

     
  9. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    MINOO
    :Salil chaudhary:Radha saluja,baby moon moon,dinesh thakur:1977:asha bhonsle & antra chaudhary:yogesh

    “Dheere dheere haule se, nindiyaa raani bole re, to so ja, tu kho jaa, sapnon mein bachpan bhole se”(my favourite lorie)

     
  10. AK

    December 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    When I went through the list, the two missing that immediately came to my mind have been mentioned by Arunkumar Deshmukh. Waris lorie was new for me. A very good post.

     
  11. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Sadma:yesudass:gulzar:Illayaraja:Kamal hassan,sridevi:
    “Surmai akhiyon mein nanha munha ek sapna de jaare”

    Manmandir:laxmipyare;lata,mukesh:ai mere aankhon ke pehle sapne:Waheeda,sanjeev kumar

    Mastana:1970:kishore kumar:mehmood:laxmi pyaare: soi jaa taraaa

    Pyaar ki pyaas:1959:bharat vyas:vasant desai:lata & geeta dutt`s seperate versions:”chanda dhale pankha jhale:(In between the lorie, you can listen a child`s sleeping voice)(Nishi Kohli,honey irani)

     
  12. Prakashchandra

    December 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Have you covered ALBELA:c.ramachandra:Bimla kumari, bhagwan dada:lata: “Dheere se aajaa ri akhiyan mein nindiya aa jaare aa jaa”

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      No, I didn’t include dheere se aajaa ri ankhiyan me from Albela because of my self-imposed rules, but Arunkumar and Samir have mentioned it in their comments.

       
  13. Lalitha

    December 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too, Harvey! cough, cough, sniffle, sniffle, wheeze, wheeeeeze!

    Great topic – wish I could just crawl back into bed and drag the covers over my head, but alas, the vacation is over!

    I hadn’t heard the lori from Pardesi before this, In fact, the only ones I knew were 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8 from this list – so the loris I sang (??) to my children from this list were mainly 4 and 5 and my own version of So Ja Rajkumari … , I changed the lyrics to So Ja Rajkumaraa …! They didn’t know any better! I also sang Tim tim karte taare and this one:

    (Aaaj Kal Mein Dhal Gaya – Beti Bete: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkzShg4NhSU)

    Didn’t sing loris after those days until recently when my son and DIL went for lunch and I offered to keep the baby at home, so when it was time to rock her to sleep, I thought I would try my old loris on her. Unfortunately, she has a better sense of music than her father so she wouldn’t go to sleep till I found a lori for her on the Internet and this was one she seemed to like:
    (Ram Kare Aisa Ho Jaye – Milan [1967]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APHKtOd8hsQ)

    Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year, and I will see you all again next year – until then, I plan to sleep a lot!

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      Merry Christmas to you as well, Lalitha! Did you manage to go on your cruise?
      You poor thing, are still wrestling with your cold! Hope you get better soon!

      “the loris I sang (??)”
      :-D! I know exactly what you mean!
      I would love to hear your version of so jaa raajkumaraa. Can’t you make a video of it and put it up on you tube? :-)

      Aaj kal me dhal gaya is sooooooooo sad. When I was small, I used to get a bad conscience for having a roof over my head, when I listened to this song! But it is a lovely song all the same!

      I had to think hard what DIL could be. Now I know! Your grand-daughter likes ram kare aisa ho jaye? How cute! She has a good sense of music! A friend of my brother’s used to hum it for him during the lecture of a prof. who was extra ordinary!

      See you next year in pink of health! Sleep well rajkumari!

       
  14. bollywooddeewana

    December 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Lovely list, a song that jumps to mind when i think Hindi film lullabies is ‘chanda hai tu’ from Aradhana but I have no idea if it counts as a lori as she seems to be singing it in praise of her little one
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMcg7TMj1RM)

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

      You are right, the song is not a lori, but it is a sweet song, all the same! On the other hand, kids sleep all the time and if it slept while listening to the song it is a lullaby! ;-)

       
  15. dustedoff

    December 26, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Oh, harvey! This is one of the nicest Christmas present I’ve received. Thank you! :-)

    I’ve forgotten most of Pardesi, but from what I remember, you’re right about Nargis’s character having gotten married and had a baby.

    That chhote-chhote naina bit was sooo cute! The child’s eyes were so droopy and sleepy and sweet, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw it. Really well picturised.

    Okay, now coming down to your list – I loved it, especially as it featured two of my favourite lories – from Do Bigha Zameen and Sujata. I really love those two songs. If it were ‘men singing lories‘, the one from Naukar was what came to mind first, followed by Main gaaoon tum so jaao from Brahmachari – I see Samir has linked to that. Here’s one that used to be very popular when I was a kid, Lalla-lalla lori doodh ki katori from Mukti:

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDebQs_vSyw)

     
    • harveypam

      December 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you, Madhu! I as so happy and relieved, that you liked the post. I wasn’t sure how you would receive a post commenting on your insomnia. :-)

      Rasta dekhe tera is so lovely and I rediscovered it some time in August, while reading RDB’s musical biography. I wondered, why I didn’t discover its beauty earlier.

      You are so right, lalla lalla lori was so popular in those days, wasn’t it? It was on air nearly every day during that time. But somehow I could never warm up to it!

       
      • dustedoff

        December 27, 2011 at 7:47 am

        Ya, me neither – I didn’t like Lalla lalla lori even though we were being bombarded with it on air all the time!

        By the way, just as I was getting into bed last night, I was remembering this post of yours, and how you began it – about Mary perhaps singing lullabies to baby Jesus. I was suddenly reminded of this lovely Christmas hymn, Lullay my liking, by Gustave Holst. My sister and I used to sing this when we were part of a Christmas choir, years ago. It’s very lullaby-ish:

        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-PVeDaR84&feature=related)

         
        • harveypam

          December 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

          It is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes.

          I am really impressed that you and your sis used to sing at the church. Tell me how many more talents do you have? You sing, you write, historian….! Wow!

          In the Alps there are many Christmas carols which are lullabies. One of my favourites is Es wird scho glei dumpa (It will be dark soon). It is so touching!
          (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtNRn3vQcHE)

          And here is another one
          still still still weil kindlein schlafen will (hush hush hush, the child is asleep)
          (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC1GfEXjaBU)

           
          • dustedoff

            December 28, 2011 at 8:14 am

            Oh, harvey! What lovely tunes. I’m familiar with the first one – the English version I’ve heard has the words “Hurry home, hurry home, we’ll soon see the candles glow” as the refrain. It’s a Christmas carol with the same tune as the German version, but it’s not a lullaby.

            Even though I like the Vienna Boys’ Choir and have heard a lot of their hymns (I am a sucker for choral music!), this one was new to me. Very nice! Thank you. :-)

             
          • pacifist

            December 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

            These are indeed beautiful, harvey. Thanks.

             
            • harvey

              December 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

              I am very glad that you, Madhu and pacifist, liked it. I love them both so much!

              Es wird scho glei dumpa is a Tyrolean carol. It can be sung more slowly than above and then it sounds more sweeter! <3

               
  16. Suhan

    December 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Lovely, Harvey. I’m looking forward to listening to a lot of these that I hadn’t come across before.

    ‘Humshakal’ was a criminal waste of an absolutely splendid RDB soundtrack and talented actors (Moushumi, Tanuja, Kaka). But though the film had problems, I think Kaka’s patent disinterest in large parts of it contributed to the miserable final product. I also LOVE the ‘Milan’ number ‘Ram kare’ that was mentioned in the comments.

    I’d like to recommend ‘Mere chanda mere nanhe’ from ‘Aakhri Khat’. As Memsaab has mentioned in her as-usual-wonderful review of the film, this little bachcha is a total heart stealer. But as you say earlier in your post, some of these are very SAD!

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUEpN837-0)

     
  17. harveypam

    December 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Welcome to my blog, Suhan! Am glad that you could discover some new lories for yourself.
    You are right, Humshakal had a great score by Pancham. On musical terms, Pancham was always kind to Rajesh Khanna and gave him his best melodies! With Moushumi and Tanuja, he also ahd good actresses on his side. RK’s disinterest is also mentioned in RDB’s biography, but no reason is mentioned. Do you know why?

    Mere chanda, mere nanhe is so touching! It was on my considered list as well. I remember reading Greta’s review of the film. Such films do make me cry and so did Greta’s review as well. It was written and directed K. A. Abbas, wasn’t it? Just this summer, I read a collection of short stories written by him. Very hard biting social critic!

     
    • Suhan

      December 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Harvey – I’ve been following your blog since you started it and commented every now and then too :-)

      ‘Aakhri Khat’ was apparently based on KA Abbas’ ‘Munna’ (1954) but was directed by Chetan Anand, splendidly I might add – it really was a director’s film. The Eagle version on VCD and DVD has chopped it up unfortunately, deleting a song amongst other things, the vandals! I am on a quest for the full version, maybe someone made a VHS copy of some Doordarshan telecast? :-(

      About ‘Humshakal’, I’d no idea about RDB’s bio saying the same thing about Kaka. I can only speculate though and it seems to me that there are two films that released in 1974 at the end of Kaka’s first phase in which he didn’t seem interested, this one and ‘Ajnabee’. Apparently, he’d decided to quit because of the flops in the latter half of 1972, being burnt out, disillusioned, he was an unhappy guy in 1973, etc. (Shashi Kapoor has also corroborated this bit about Kaka wanting to quit) and possibly this was done in that phase? Given mainstream films at that time, the story, etc. were all ok, but it seemed to be missing something. I can’t quite put my finger on it but Rajesh’s performance didn’t help. He didn’t look good, this was when he began that dreaded long hair phase, he’d put on weight, he seemed disinterested even in some of the romantic scenes which he should’ve nailed in his sleep given his talents in that direction (particularly with Tanuja, I think they fell out because Tanuja and Anju Mahendru were pals). Otherwise, this was directed by Jambu with whom he’d made the super successful ‘Apna Desh’.

      On ‘Ajnabee’ with Shakti Samanta, Kaka has himself said that he begged Shakti to do the Hindi version of ‘Amanush’, he didn’t want to do ‘Ajnabee’ but Shakti didn’t oblige. ‘Ajnabee’ is another of those with fabulous music from RDB, saved somewhat by the undeniable chemistry between Kaka and Zeenat but fairly blah otherwise. Here I think it was the director’s fault – Shakti was more interested in ‘Amanush’ and later ‘Anand Ashram’ and this affected both ‘Ajnabee’ and later ‘Mehbooba’. Lazy directing. Anyway, I think he’d have been good in the Hindi ‘Amanush’, it had the sort of middle-of-the-road appeal that I think he preferred, and Sharmila and he in another tragic tale might have had a hit in Hindi which Uttam wasn’t able to pull off (he was too old by then and his looks reflected his drink intake, Kaka’s did too but he had the advantage of being much younger) though the Bong version did very well.

      Sorry for the thesis! Never get me on my favorite hobby horse you know ;-)

       
      • harvey

        December 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

        Yeah, I remember you having posted some comments, sorry for forgetting it. My brain is sure like swiss cheese (only bigger holes)!

        I forgot completely that Chetan Anand had directed Aakhri Khat. I could have in fact just taken a peek at the short story collection, which I have. It has a list of all his works and the details of it.

        I haven’t seen Humshakal. In fact, I just can’t remember which film of his I saw last, though I have been intending to watch Namak Haram for long. Films, films, films every where and no time…. (bloody excuses).

        Rajesh Khanna and his long hair. He did look better in that than his latter wig phase though. I didn’t know Tanuja and Anju were friends. I think at that time he took all kinds of wrong decisions, didn’t he? Marrying Dimple, signing wrong films, and and and….! Poor thing. To rise so shigh and to fall so low!

        Ajnabee had great music again! I think Kaka would have suited the role in Amanush. He would have been wonderful in it As you said Uttam Kumar was good in it, but his age was showing in it.

        I still don’t understand why Mehbooba bombed. It had all the right ingredients to it, music, actors, actresses, reincarnation, beautiful locales. I was six or seven at that time, but still remember how the music used to be popular at that time. I remember our neighbours being shocked, when a girl from our neighbourhood performed main tawaif hun mujra karungi at the local fancy dress competition during the sarvajanik navratri festival.

        If your thesis are even half so full of content and juicy tidbits, they are always welcome! Apna hi ghar/blog samjho!

         
        • Suhan

          December 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

          “…..I remember our neighbours being shocked, when a girl from our neighbourhood performed main tawaif hun mujra karungi at the local fancy dress competition during the sarvajanik navratri festival.”

          ROFL. I can just imagine the scene :-D

          My short take on why ‘Mehbooba’ bombed – using the fabulous ‘Mere naina saawan bhadon’ as a filler every 15 mins in lieu of something to say. Also, Kaka in long hair, pearls, straggly mouche for half the film didn’t help and then in his reincarnated avtar sporting long sweaters down to his knee :-) The latter was the fashion then maybe because I also saw AB in a similar hideous getup in ‘Barsaat ki ek raat’.

           
          • harvey

            December 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

            “using the fabulous ‘Mere naina saawan bhadon’ as a filler every 15 mins in lieu of something to say”

            ROFTL! :-D

            Maybe Shakti Samanta had bought the knee-long sweaters wholesale and didn’t want to waste them. :-)

             
  18. Richard S.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

    A lovely lori list. Harvey, you probably already know that I like most of your selections quite a bit. There are also a lot of nice ones in the comments.

    Back in August 2010, I did a blog post on the Bollywood song “Sojare Soja” and the Lollywood song “Rajdularay.” The latter is an imitation of the former, but I actually like that Pakistani version more. (BTW, the Bollywood version is sung by Lata – although I got confused about this at first, because there was a Geeta version in that film, too. The Pakistani version is sung by Munawar Sultana.) Both versions are really sweet!

    Here they are:

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5yv7QJ2I4)

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUHBVgF488A)

     
    • harveypam

      December 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Thank you, dear Richard. Am glad that you like the songs and am more glad that as usual you bring some fresh wind over the borders.

      At my first brief hearing I couldn’t hear much similarity except for the words rajdulare. I will give it a thorough listening today afternoon!

      Munawar Sultana sounds great!

       
      • harvey

        December 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

        Here is the Geeta Dutt version of so jaa re so jaa from Jeevan Jyoti [1953]
        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y4zvw28lj4)

         
      • harvey

        December 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm

        I must have been deaf today morning not to recognise the similarity between the two songs. It is surely the same melody and tune. The Munawar Sultana has a more peepy beat though.
        Maybe the gloom Dulari’s death, which is to be seen in Geeta Dutt version hangs over the Chand Usmani version.
        Thanks for these songs, Richard!

         
  19. Richard S.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    And, of course, there is the “Aaja Ri Nindiya” sung by Noor Jehan in the 1945 film Zeenat:

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrFWnPYb9Bk)

     
    • harveypam

      December 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

      You are a seducer, Richard!
      I have to go and you pull me back and make me listen to all these beautiful songs.
      Love how the tempo and beat change in aajaa ri nindiya, quite unusual for a lullaby!

      BUT now I HAVE TO GO!

      Will listen to it after work.

       
    • harvey

      December 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       
      • Richard S.

        December 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

        Harvey, I’m glad that you agree – I also thought it was beautiful with many “l”s and exclamation points.

        And I hope the songs I posted didn’t make you late for work, but, ha, let’s consider that “revenge” for the times I checked your blog posts right before going to sleep and ended up being awake quite a bit later than I expected – which was already later than most people’s bedtime. :)

         
        • harveypam

          December 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

          I was late for work, but it was worth it.
          Am glad that such things happen to you too that you get to go to bed later than expected, because you get hooked up with a post on a blog! Is this an addiction?

           
  20. Prakashchandra

    December 27, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Have you included
    Gulzar`s 1972 male lullaby from KOSHISH(lip synced by om shivpuri:music by madan mohan)”So jaa baba mere, nanhe baabaa mere”)

     
  21. Prakashchandra

    December 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    1)Mujhe jeene do:jaidev:”Tere bachpan ko jawaani ki duaa deti hoon”:lata:Waheeda rehman,sunil dutt(1963)

    2)Trishul:Khayyam:sahir:lata:waheeda,amitji:Tu mere saath rahega munne,taaki tu jaan sake, tujhko parwaan chadaane ke liye”

    3)Char diwari:salil chaudhary:lata:nanda,shashi kapoor:”Neend pari lorie gaaye,maa sulaaye paalnaa,so jaa mere laalna”(1961):shailendra

    4)Holi aayee re:lata version is a lorie:mala sinha:kalyanji anandji::meri tamannaon ki taqdeer tum sanwaar do, pyaasi hai zindagi, tum mujhe pyaar do”(1970)

    This is not a lorie for infant , but still I want you to listen,

    Razia sultan:1983:lata:khayyam:parveen babi,hemamalini:”khwaab bankar koi aayegaa,tho neend aayegi”

     
    • harvey

      December 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Tere bachpan ko jawani ki dua deti hu also has profound lyrics by Sahir. Very moving! although being sung to the child, the addressee of the message is the father.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3v9elScU4s)

      I never liked tu mere saath rahega munne. It sounds more of listing of sacrifices done by the mother for her son.

      Neend pari lori gaaye is nice. Do you know by chance on whom it is picturised before Shashi starts seeing Nanda in the mother?
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYGnOtk80xA)

      I didn’t know that the Lata version of meri tamannaon ki taqdeer was sung by a mother for her child.

      Khwab bankar koi aayega is a really beautiful composition by Khayyam. You are right it is not a lori for an infant but more of a foreplay.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD_0FpVM8Fs)

      Thanks for the songs, Prakash!

       
  22. Prakashchandra

    December 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    These are two favourites of mine:
    1)Dorahaa:Asha bhonsle:Radha Saluja,sanjana,anil dhawan:
    “meri bagiya ki kali,tu sada hi khilnaa,jin raahon pe,main chali :Sapan jagmohan

    2)Aasra:1966:asha bhonsle rare melody-lullaby:Laxmipyare:Nirupa roy, balraj sahni:
    “Mere soone jeevan ka aasraa hai tu, kaun kehtaa hai, be-aasraa hai tu”(If you haven`t listened this, for my sake please listen to it, My mother told me that she used to hum this lorie to me, that`s why I do have a special place for this song in my heart)

    3)Rivaaj:tujh jaisi laadli laakhon mein ek:kishore,lata:zeb rehman,sanjeev kumar

     
  23. harvey

    December 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    This is the first time that I heard meri bagiya ki kali from Doraha.
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LihdhmvoIhQ)

    Mere soone jeevan from Aasra is indeed very sweet. Thanks to you I could discover this song. thanks for sharing this anecdote from your life.
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j-f4zG-Zd8)

    I came across tujh jaisi ladli laakhon me ek, while searching the url for ankhiyon me chotte chotte pankh lagayke from Nauker for this list. It was totally new for me.
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYkPjRuWeCU)

     
  24. Anu Warrier

    December 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    A new lori that was actually pretty sweet; the film was rather decent too.

    Ahista Ahista from Swades.

     
    • Anu Warrier

      December 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      I forgot to add the link. :(

      (ahistha ahistha neendiya tu aa jaa re from Swades: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Xu7q4igyc)

       
      • harveypam

        December 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm

        Wow, so cute, so lovely!
        I liked the film, but it could have been a bit short, no?
        Ashu should imbibe the old wisdom of less is more.

        Thank you Anu, for this great lori.

         
  25. pacifist

    December 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    That’s what I’d thought the list would be :-D
    Wonderful sleep inducing songs. There are some great ones in the comments too with some rare ones from Richard.
    Here’s one where the sleep inducer Bharat Bhushan sings for an adult Nutan.
    Chandan ka Palna Resham Ki dori from the film Shabab
    Just wait for the song to pick up, it starts a bit slowly.

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZNiA343DNk&feature=related)

     
    • harvey

      December 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      This is indeed a beautiful one!
      Naushad could do no wrong in the 50s!
      This must be the only song Hemant Kumar sang for Naushad. At least I can’t recall any other except for insaaf ki dagar pe from Ganga Jamuna.

       
      • pacifist

        December 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Harvey, I just realised that I’ve posted a comment with a song which breaks your rule. The lori is for an adult,. I’m not rebelling as I’m in a perfectly peaceful and harmonious mood. :)
        My enthusiasm got the better of me.

         
        • harvey

          December 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

          Doesn’t matter, pacifist! The rules apply only for me. You can post whatever you feel like!
          Enthusiasm counts very high here, so oyu can let it get better of you any time you want! :-)

           
  26. Violet

    December 29, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Nice compilation.. and the comments keep amazing me! There are so many songs that I’ve never heard of.. BTW, does this count as a lori? It remains one of my favorite songs though.

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiufnfBgQc)

     
    • harveypam

      December 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Violet! Isn’t it amazing what all the readers and friends have contributed here? This is one of the reasons I carry on with the blog, although it consumes lots of time.
      I wouldn’t have classified the song above as a lori but the small children sleep so often and the song might have helped the character sleep in the movie, so let us smuggle it though, shall we?
      Manna Dey’s sonore voice is so soothing! Thanks for this song!
      It is nice to see you back!

       
  27. Shilpi Bose

    December 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    My Goodness! Between you and your readers that was quite a list. MY favourite has to be ‘Nanhi kali’ from Sujata for emotional reasons, I was a ‘nanhi kali’ then (oops that gives my age away– ha!ha!) and later when I grew up a bit mum used to say I would sing “nanhi si soni si” that was my version of the lullaby.

     
    • harvey

      December 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      My readers make the better list, I would say. Without their contributions it would only be half so good. Thanks to them I discover more songs. I regard this something like a swap meet, where many contribute and everybody profits!

      The anecdote from your childhood is sweet. Nanhi kali sone chali is a lori that is everyone’s favourite! Moreover I think, nanhi si soni si (small and golden) must have suited you to T!

       
  28. Anu Warrier

    December 31, 2011 at 4:14 am

    harvey, I really need some sleep, and your list, instead of making me sleep is making me sit up and listen!

    Here is one more (though it is for an adult):

    Ram kare aise ho jaaye from Milan
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkFcv5qkbU&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLA3630A14379CE08E)

    Door ke o chandaa meri baahon mein from Ek Dil Sau Afsaane
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2PQEkDFLQA)

    Chaand so gaya, taare so gaye from Raahi
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNofcYt1LX4)

    One of my favourite actresses, and a wonderful lullaby;

    So jaa mere pyaare so ja from Footpath
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HuaDJZtGvA)

     
    • harveypam

      December 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      You poor thing! Bouts of insomnia again!
      You come up with such beautiful filmi loris and are devoid of sleep yourself. That is not fair!
      Yeh zulm hai, Milord!

      Jokes apart, have you tried meditation? It has helped me and no insomnia, since 5 years! Sahaj Samadhi Maditation is the one which I do. It is easy and thoroughly relaxing! There are many schools, I think any one will do fine!

      I love all the songs which you have mentioned.
      Very moving! The one from Raahi was totally new to me. Although it is a very soothing lorie, the situation is anything but that. Very haunting.
      Geeta gives the whole song the perfect timbre to convey the madness of the situation and the shock of the mother. I think I will listen to it often today.

      So jaa mere pyaare was also on my considered list, but it didn’t make it, that is why I am happy that you mentioned it.
      Do you know the film? This lori is so moving and all the same very foreboding!

      Lalitha also mentioned ram kare aisa ho jaye. I like it as well. A friend of my brother’s used to hum it for him during the lecture of a Prof., who was very boring.

      Sleep well dear, Anu!

       
      • pacifist

        December 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        The 1953 film Footpath stars two of my favourites, Meena Kumari and Dilip Kumar.
        I plan to watch it soon. I’ve heard it’s good.
        Its available on youtube.
        Here’s the first part.(I’ve downloaded all in case it gets removed)

        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W3yt9bJaPQ)

         
        • harveypam

          December 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm

          Thank you, pacifist for the link! That is very nice of you!

          Shall I celebrate the New Year on the Footpath?

           
  29. pacifist

    January 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Lets be exclusive and call it Sylvester ;-).

    So if you weren’t on the footpath on Sylvester why not New Year. LOL! (I’m actually laughing at my poor joke :-(
    Anyways.
    Have a year ahead as you wish it to be :-)

     
  30. harvey

    January 1, 2012 at 2:26 am

    No, I wasn’t on the footpath for Sylvester and I aslo didn’t have Footpath for Sylvester, but like many other central Europeans had Fondue!

    I had to laugh at your joke despite its alleged poverty all the same!
    I don’t know if it will be conducive for many people if I had the New Year as I would like it to be! ;-)

    Happy New Year to you too, dear pacifist! Looking forward to more witty comments and exciting discussions in this New Year!

     
  31. harvey

    January 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Rediscovered this song at Greta‘s blog today
    chandamama bole taare bhi bole from Bada Kabutar (1973).
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo4atA7VFDU)

     
  32. Lalitha

    January 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Happy new year, belated!

    I needed a change today – my dad has been in the hospital since last week, things are crazy around here, I am shuttling back and forth – so I thought I would take a break and see what everyone is doing in blogland!

    This too is a lori which I used to sing to my kids:
    (Aari Neendiya Ki Pari – Rishte Naahte [1965]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxL3DfvcXs)

    I think it is the Hindi version of a Tamil song which used to go “Athai madi methaiyadi …” (the aunt’s lap is a mattress?) – the Hindi lyrics sound better to me!

    Last night was my first night in my own bed after a whole week of trying to sleep on a hospital couch, and it definitely gave me a better restful sleep!

    I am off to the hospital again for the dinner round, so have fun, everyone!

     
    • harveypam

      January 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Happy New Year to you too, dear Lalitha!

      The festive season has not been good to you, you poor thing! I wish you lots of good health and lots of energy and not only to you but your whole greater family! I wish you that the new year brings better times!

      Wish your father a good and fast recovery.

      I had neither heard this song before nor heard of the film before. It must have been one of the herd of the family films which came up in the late 50s from south. Before that the fantasy films were more popular. One tends to forget quite often how the south has influenced the Hindi film industry from the themes to the heroines. What a pity that only few heroes from got lead roles in few films in the Hindi films and that also only in remakes. Kamalhassan was the first to break the jinx, I think.

      This lori is very sweet. Did you sing the Tamil or Hindi version to your kids? The actress is Jamuna, no?

       
  33. pacifist

    January 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Talking of Nanda brought to mind this song

    (poochoongi ek din from Barkha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK-kMph85Mk&feature=relmfu)

     
  34. harveypam

    January 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    That is a nice one! The small child looks so cute!
    Prakashchandra also mentioned above a Nanda lori from Chardiwari. It seems to have many nice songs by Salil Chowdhury.

     
  35. harvey

    January 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Just discovered this cynical lori from Bandhi: chup hoja yeh amiro ki sone ki ghadi hai, sung by Kishore Kumar
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppI5Vk6As58)

     
  36. Prakashchandra

    February 17, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Yesterday rediscovered this beautiful lorie song in Atul`s song a day through Sadanand Kamathji.Thought of you and here is the video link for Asha ji`s lories song from Door gagan ki chhaaon mein:Kishore Kumar:1964:Shailendra:Supriya chaudhary,Master Amit Kumar:
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhsIsywuAns)

     
    • harveypam

      February 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

      This song was totally new for me. Amit Kumar looks so cute.
      And the song is very beautiful! Thank you, Prakashchandra! How nice of you to remember the post, when you came across this song!
      Thanks again!

       
  37. Ak

    March 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    (Song: ek din hasaana ek din rulaana; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KItJpLWYyNQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

    I don’t think this has been posted yet….an interesting one from Benaam, starring Moushmi and Amitabh as an urban couple trying to reassure their child whose pet dog has been killed.
    Interesting to see both parents equally involved in caring for the child :-)

     
    • harveypam

      March 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      This one is nice,na?
      I had considered this for my list. but don’t know why it fell behind. Thanks for mentioning it here.

      “Interesting to see both parents equally involved in caring for the child :-)”
      That’s the way it should be, shouldn’t it? :-)

       
      • Ak

        March 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

        Oh yes absolutely ! But doesn’t feature in Bollywood in this vein usually na !! Kids are props and parenting a means to introduce some melodrama . Likw most loris here seem to be solitary affairs. Also I am not a huge fan of mr. Bachchan’s but I really liked the way he has managed to convey the concern , the helplessness and even the anxiety of a young father in this song . Kudos !

         
  38. Prakashchandra

    March 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

    While going through my collection of Lories, I have found this favourite of mine from 1974 Doosri Sita(rahuldev burman-jaya badhuri)

    (Song: aayi aayi re nanhi unhe raja ko nindiya; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ze9TMn0Ig0)

     
    • harvey

      March 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      I only knew the other two popular songs of this film: din jaa rahe hai and tu jahan mile mujhe. This one is good too! Thank you, Prakashchandraji, for bringing this to my notice. Really liked this lori a lot! You do bring out forgotten gems!

       
  39. Prakashchandra

    March 23, 2012 at 6:24 am

    This is exactly not a lori, But I want to recommend this song to you:
    Rafi, Sulakshana Pandit duet:Rajesh Roshan:Ek Baap Chhe Bete:
    (Song: ghadi milan ki aayi; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rTvWL1S1x8)

     
    • harveypam

      March 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      I listened to this song after a long, long, long time! This was a favourite of Vividh Bharati in the 70s and 80s. Funny! It does have a small lori concealed in it!
      Is it Moushumi Chaterjee in the song?

       
      • Prakashchandra

        March 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

        Yes Mahmood and Moushumi Chatterjee.

         
  40. Ak

    March 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Found this while searching for a Lori from anurag that I can’t see having been posted yet!! This is an interesting ‘lori’ format from gulzaar’s kitab

    (Song: din to beeta shaam hui raat paar kara de; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwqmaCUeJZE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

     
    • Prakashchandra

      March 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

      I thought this gem of a song from Kitaab is Bhajan cum lorie, that`s why delayed my recommendation.This song was sung by the legend singer RAAJKUMARI DUBEY.
      My favourite one.

       
    • harveypam

      March 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Nice song! I am two minds on qualifying it as lori though. I like the songs from Kitaab. I think this was Rajkumari’s last song for films. Pancham made the score without taking Lata or Asha for that or for that matter any major singer of that time.

       
  41. Ak

    March 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    And this is the one that I was actually looking for..a very popular Lori …I am sure someone might have mentioned it already !!

    (Film: Anuraag; Song: mera raja beta; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGdY_Obpjg4&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

     
    • harveypam

      March 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      While I was compiling the list for this post, I had long but forgotten this song. Few weeks back while I was preparing for the post that will be up soon, I came across this. Nice SDB composition, though the boy seems to be too old for a lori. ;-)

       
  42. NIrmal

    April 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

     
  43. Roshan

    October 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Am I the only one who is pointing the omission of Aaaj Kal Mein dhak gaya, from Beti Bete? Is it a delibrate omission from you, as I don’t see anyyhing in this beautiful lori not to be included.

     
    • harveypam

      October 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      You are right, Roshan, I did not include aaj kal me dhal gaya in my list. I was surely toying with the idea to include it, but just don’t like the song as much as the other ten here on this list. But it sure is a beautiful song! Thanks for reminding me of it!

       
  44. sushmita07604

    December 18, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Hi, I am a new mom myself and had got my self to mug up the lyrics of Nanhi Kali (Sujata), Surmayee Ankhiyon (Sadma) and Sanwli si raat (Barfi – 2012) for singing to my lil baby boy.He is so used to it now that sleeps only with these songs :)…thought of beefing up my lullaby bank as u never know when he grows bored out of the ones i sing to him. Bumped into your article while doing my search and your write up is sure a great help :) Have not heard many of the ones you have listed but then what You Tube for…
    Thanks !

     
    • harveypam

      December 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Dear Sushmita!
      So nice to see that the article was of a hel to you!
      Wish you and your baby a nice time with the lullabies! I hope you fall in love with them just like I!

       
  45. kanti Mohan Sharma

    April 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Aaj kal mein dhal gaya din hua tamaam
    Too bhi so ja so gayi rang bhari sham.

     
  46. Heena

    July 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    All these lullabies are awesome :)
    But why haven’t you added ” Lata Mangeshkar song from movie Do Kaliyan (1968) starring, Bishwajeet, Mala … this hindi emotional song “Chanda Hai Tu” starring Sharmila Tagore .. must added :)

     
    • harveypam

      July 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      I don’t know that song, dear Heena! Can you please post it?

       
  47. pramod

    December 12, 2013 at 8:11 am

    thank you so much frend…

     

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